He’s not a doctor, he should not be giving medical advice screamed the media’s left wing wankerati, going on to spew spiels of irrational hate speech against Trump and decrying this previously unknown and untested drug as dangerous, useless and a quack remedy.
Hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ is neither dangereous (except to the extent that any drug is dangerous if not used properely,) or new. Formerly known as Qunine and before that as The Jesuits Bark, it has been part of western medicine for 400 years (and used by South American tribal healers long before that,) and it is on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines. Furthermore, as we have previously reported, in countries where news media is not controlled by Trump haters, it is proving highly effective as a treatment (NOT a cure,) for the Chinese coronavirus.
Yale epidemiology professor Harvey Risch has hit back against critics who say he’s been the subject of personal attacks over his insistence that hydroxychloroquine is highly effective in treating COVID-19 if administered early in the disease’s progression.
In a Washington ExaminerOp-Ed, Risch writes that the pushback against his advocacy for the drug has been “furious.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci has implied that I am incompetent, notwithstanding my hundreds of highly regarded, methodologically relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature. A group of my Yale colleagues has publicly intimated that I am a zealot who is perpetrating a dangerous hoax and conspiracy theory. I have been attacked in news articles by journalists who, ignorant of the full picture, have spun hit pieces from cherry-picked sources. -Harvey Risch
Risch says the personal attacks are a “dangerous distraction from the real issue of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness, which is solidly grounded in both substantial evidence and appropriate medical decision-making logic.”
He adds that there a no studies – published or in pre-print – which disprove his theory that HCQ should be used on high-risk outpatients, and that “assertions to the contrary, whether by Faucci, the FDA, or anyone else, are without foundation. They constitute misleading and toxic disinformation.”
Covid-19 has ‘two main stages’ according to Risch, and HCQ works well in the first, but not the second, later stage of the disease:
At the first stage, it is a flu-like illness. That illness will not kill you. If you are a high-risk patient and begin treatment immediately, you will almost certainly be done with it in a few days. When not treated, high-risk patients may progress. The virus then causes severe pneumonia and attacks many organs, including the heart. In this second stage, hydroxychloroquine is not effective.
So, as Risch points out, it’s important to distinguish which patients HCQ works best for; “Does it not work in those who have just started to have symptoms, or those sick enough to require hospitalization?”
Secondly, Risch notes that most low-risk patients, those below 60 with no underlying comorbidities, typically survive without treatment. High risk patients are those over the age of 60, or those with chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and immunocompromised individuals.
One must feel some sympathy for people who switched their holiday bookings to Greece when Spain was put back on the quarantine list. The Greek government has just officially declared a “second wave” of coronavirus. Once holidaymakers have explored the islands of the Aegean they are likely to spend an equivalent amount of time contemplating the interiors of their own homes upon arriving back in Britain, as Greece now looks likely to be added to the ever-growing list of countries whose air bridges with The UK have been burned.
But is this “second wave” reportedly sweeping across Europe real or has the World Health Organisation merely revved up the fear and panic generators again? Look at figures for confirmed new infections in Greece and there is a definitem if small, uptick. Recorded cases began to inch upwards from mid-June onwards. The figure for Sunday – 202 – was markedly higher than the peak in new recorded infections in Greece’s first wave, which reached 156 on April 21. But then look at the figures for Covid deaths in Greece for the corresponding period and there is not the slightest trace of a second wave.
Deaths have been ticking up at around one a day – fewer than the average of five a day recorded at the peak in April. It is the same story in most countries where second waves have been reported: you can trace it in the number of cases being reported since mid to late June. But there has not been the remotest sign of a corresponding uplift in deaths – which you might expect to leap during the second wave of a deadly pandemic but which have fallen to negligible levels in most European countries. Even in the US, which has seen a distinct though modest second peak in deaths, it has not even nearly matched the amplitude of the second wave in cases.
There are plenty of us out here in the real world who still doubt there was a first wave of coronavirus. A pandemic of fear and panic has gripped the world to be sure, but a new killer virus seems less certain. After all this deadly plague meet none of the four criteria known as The Koch Postulate for identifying a pathogen as the cause of a specific disease, and its overall infection rate has still not reached the level that until a few years ago was the red line above which an epidemic would be declared.
Add to that the revelation that the test being used to confirm COVID 19 infection was not designed for such a purpose and is therefore not reliable.
So it looks like “The Second Wave” in another bid to keep the fear button turned up to eleven. We should continue to protect the vulnerable but for the rest end lockdown now. ONS estimates published earlier this week suggest there have already been two lockdown related deaths for every three COVID 19 deaths, and that figure will soar if we continue to trash the economy.
These localised and targeted safeguarding policies are proving the best approach for minimising the impact of the virus. Besides, most of those who were critically at risk, and who SHOULD have been shielded but WERE NOT first time around have now died and cannot die a second time. Which explains why in Europe, infections are up but deaths are down.
This statistic is obviously borne out by the huge drop in hospital admissions and the number of deaths. Added to that, the scandal of health authorities over-reporting deaths WITH COVID rather than OF COVID many who weren’t even tested but assumed to have been carrying the infection when they received fatal bullet or knife wounds or were involved in road traffic accidents or died of other ailments. Official figures for the UK show 95% of the dead had co-morbidities and would’ve died anyway this year from those pre – existing conditions rather than FROM COVID (as in specifically or a significant contributor to their death) means that the actual numbers are likely to be quite a bit lower – especially when all those people who were stuck at home and denied any medical treatment (operations, chemo or other ongoing treatments) for potentially life-threatening illness or many that aren’t, but that which cause depression (especially in the elderly) and where they ‘just give up’.
The irresponsible misrepresentation of raw data by bureaucrats, politicians and all the mainstream news organisations is probably the most frightening thing about this whole pandemic.
Few reports, articles or opinion pieces mention the almost total absence currently of hospitalisations or moves to ICU beds, which surely must be one of the main indicators as to the current extent of the problem. As we have carried out more testing, the numbers of deaths and incidence of serious illness have steadily diminished, which shows that a positive test result is of little consequence.
This virus causes a nasty disease for a few of the people eposed to it ,and sadly it has been a contributory cause of death for a number (not a very large number!) of sick and elderly people. But in the overwhelming numbers of people who test positive, the symptoms are very mild or non existent.
We now know so much more than we knew back in February/March when the World was panicked into an over-reaction.
It passes around like most flu-like viruses.
It does not even emit symptoms in large numbers of people who get it.
Only a few people are more seriously ill than they would have been with a common cold.
We can treat some of the symptoms and lessen the severity of the illness but the most effective drug is banned in UK and USA and we are told we must wait for a vaccine.
Kids (thankfully) are hardly touched by it.
Teens suffer very mild illness
Most healthy adults make a full recovery within days.
Sick, old and obese people need to be especially careful.
Nobody can prove that masks do or do not make any difference to any of the above.
If a sepyugenarian like me can extrapolate that lot from a mere few minutes looking at 5 or 6 vaguely reputable web sites of statistics, why cannot the over-paid, university brainwashed, health, science and stats reporters?
Given what we now know why are most of us not just getting back to living normal and fulfilling lives?
It’s not this virus the vast majority need to fear but governments who initially overreacted out of fear and ignorance and now in the face of mounting evidence that their intervention has caused more damage than good respond with further disproportionate measures.
How come flu deaths are virtually zero – that “fact” makes no sense whatsoever, unless coronavirus has replaced flu as cause of death in all the cases.
Why has coronavirus apparently replaced Covid in most reports?
Is it because as WHO says there is no test that identifies Covid, all types of coronavirus produce the same antibodies, so is it just another form of flu?
Whatever; with every day that passes it becomes more clear we have been lied to throughout this manufactured crisis.
Denmark boasts one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. As of August 4, the Danes have suffered 616 COVID-19 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
That’s less than one-third of the number of Danes who die from pneumonia or influenza in a given year.
Despite this success, Danish leaders recently found themselves on the defensive. The reason is that Danes aren’t wearing face masks, and local authorities for the most part aren’t even recommending them.
This prompted Berlingske, the country’s oldest newspaper, to complain that Danes had positioned themselves “to the right of Trump.”
“The whole world is wearing face masks, even Donald Trump,” Berlingske pointed out.
This apparently did not sit well with Danish health officials.
From left to right: Professor Henning Bundgaard, Tamara van Ark, Anders Tegnell | Composite image by FEE (Rigshospitalet, Wikimedia Commons)
They responded by noting there is little conclusive evidence that face masks are an effective way to limit the spread of respiratory viruses.
“All these countries recommending face masks haven’t made their decisions based on new studies,” said Henning Bundgaard, chief physician at Denmark’s Rigshospitale, according to Bloomberg News.
Denmark is not alone.
Despite a global stampede of mask-wearing, data show that 80-90 percent of people in Finland and Holland say they “never” wear masks when they go out, a sharp contrast to the 80-90 percent of people in Spain and Italy who say they “always” wear masks when they go out … Continue reading >>>
The 4 month lockdown imposed by government on the advice of “scientists” whose mathematical models of reality predicted 500,000 deaths from a virus that realists in the medical profession said poses almost zero risk to healthy people under the age of seventy, may have indirectly caused 16,000 excess deaths in two months, according to government analysts. This is what those medical realists, sensible people in the world of business and a few honest scientists (the kind who believe science is rooted in understanding reality, not playing with mathematical models,) predicted at the outset.
This blog was one which warned that if lockdown was imposed the long term consequences would be more deadly than the virus, had we protected those known to be more vulnerable (the old and frail and people with long term health problems,) We were not alone of course, many thousands of bloggers and alt_news sites gave out the same message, that lockdown and the other measures imposed by government were an insane panic.
The latest report from The Office of National Statistics (ONS) says a reluctance to attend A&E and difficulties accessing medical assistance likely meant that for every three deaths from coronavirus itself, a further two occurred because of the wider impact of the lockdown.
And this is only the start. Down the line you can expect premature deaths from cancer, cardio – vascular problems, diabetes and a host of other heath issues to pile up because of delayed diagnoses and treatmeants due to the lockdown.
These findings provide a possible explanation for the prime minister’s recent claim that another full national lockdown would only be considered as a “nuclear option”. It would be nice if Boris and his gang admitted they got it hopelessly wrong and fired all the “sciencetits” special advisers and civil servants who supported lockdown, and promised never to listen to such Cultural Marxist idiots again
The ONS estimates, supported by and analysts from several government departments, suggest there were 38,500 excess deaths in England connected to COVID-19 between March and 1 May, a figure that is due to be revised downwards due to counting errors according to government sources.
However, the report concludes 41% of those deaths were the result of missed medical care rather than the virus itself.
Of the 16,000 deaths, the report estimates 6,000 were as a result of a “significant reduction in A&E attendances and emergency admissions”.
It states: “Some of this is unmet need, possibly due to patients’ reluctance to seek medical attention or other changes to protocols.”
The report states that the other 10,000 excess deaths likely occurred in care home settings due to patients having been discharged from hospitals, or not wanting to be transferred to hospital.
Although the calculations found that 2,500 lives may have been saved by people adopting healthier lifestyles during lockdown, the modelling suggests there could be a further 26,000 excess deaths by March 2021 as a result of ongoing restrictions to medical care. We can ignore that bit of course as it is based on mathematical models.
Overall the analysis estimates there could be a total of 81,500 non-coronavirus excess deaths as a result of longer waiting times for non-urgent elective care, as well as increased deprivation resulting from a deep recession. The document was presented to the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) last month, but was only released on Friday 7 August. It’s surprising they released it at all, although there are signs accept having lost control of the situation as nobody believes a word of the propaganda any more and people are ignoring mask rules and social distancing and heading for the beach. to enjoy the few days good weather we are due for.
Last week we warned readers to be cautious about new COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting how key parts of the clinical trials are being skipped as big pharma will not be held accountable for adverse side effects for administering the experimental drugs.
A senior executive from AstraZeneca, Britain’s second-largest drugmaker, told Reuters that his company was just granted protection from all legal action if the company’s vaccine led to damaging side effects.
“This is a unique situation where we as a company simply cannot take the risk if in … four years the vaccine is showing side effects,” said Ruud Dobber, a top exec at AstraZeneca.
“In the contracts we have in place, we are asking for indemnification. For most countries, it is acceptable to take that risk on their shoulders because it is in their national interest,” said Dobber, adding that Astra and regulators were making safety and tolerability a top priority.
AstraZeneca is one of the 25 pharmaceutical companies across the world, testing experimental drugs that could be used to combat the deadly virus. And, of course, if testing yields positive results, AstraZeneca could manufacture hundreds of millions of doses, with no legal recourse if side effects are seen. Continue reading >>>
When the British government’s policing and security advisers met in London on July 2, their tone was serious. Racial and societal tensions, they warned, had reached boiling point in the UK, and the re-imposition of coronavirus lockdown measures could ignite this powder keg and trigger riots unseen since the mass unrest of 2011.
If this happens, the advisers warned, police would be unable to contain the chaos, and “military support” would be required to restore order.
The advisers’ concerns were laid out in a paper, published on Friday by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). However, in the month between the meeting and the publication, the government seems to have disregarded some of its key recommendations. Localized lockdowns have been reimposed, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock announcing on Thursday that people in parts of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Leicester would not be able to meet each other indoors.
The Hague, 30 July 2020:
The government of The Netherlands announced today that public that there will be no legal requirement on people to wear masks in public spaces as a measure to slow the spread of COVID – 19 coronavirus. The announcement from the nation’s capital stated that the effectiveness of mandatory masking of citizens remains unproven.
Netherlands unmasked – Picture: Olaf Kraak, AFP / Getty
The Dutch Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark said the decision had been made after a review of evidence for and against masking by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM).
The official advice for preventing spread of the virus from person to person is for better adherence to social distancing rules. After confirmed coronavirus cases spiked over the past seven days, Reuters reports Van Ark told at a press conference in The Hague “Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks.”
RIVM chief Jaap van Dissel conceded that masks are known to help slow the spread of disease in hospital situations where especially vulnerable people are involved or in crowd situations such as on public transport, but remained unconvinced they will do anything to counter coronavirus outbreaks in the Netherlands.
He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules that the false confidence masks give to wearers, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.
The decision followed a meeting of health and government officials after new coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,329 in the past week, an increase of more than a third. The case level has since flattened out.
As Breitbart Europe has reported, the Dutch response to the pandemic has been differen to most of Europe. Shops and businesses have remained open and families walk and cycle together to picnics or beisure outings in the sunny summer weather the Netherlands is enjoying. The government describes its actions as an “intelligent lockdown” to meet the coronavirus threat. Sports events, theatres and music venues and other activities which put people in close proximity have been closed but businesses have remained open.
In contrast to most other European countries where people were ordered to remain housebound for months at a time, the Dutch authorities merely advised people to stay home if possible and to keep 1.5 metres (five feet) of social distance.
The Dutch position — very similar to Sweden’s, which has been attacked by control freakery fans — also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe and the world on how to balance the need to control the disease against the catastrophic economic and broader societal damage caused by harsh lockdowns.
While critic’s of Sweden’s limited lockdown and decision to keep the economy running have gleefully pointed to the fact that statistics for deaths and infections in Sweden have been similar to elsewhere in Europe they omit to mention that the vast majority of Swedish cases have occurred in migrant dominated suburbs where people live in crowded conditions and where advice on social distancing and minimising contact has largely been ignored.
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Coronavirus; statistics and lies
Fear and Panic
As of today, fellow citizens of England, we are at war.
Today, in edging back towards full lockdown, our government declared war on us. There is no reason to reimpose lockdown measures, we now know that COVID – 19 seriously affects very few people, that mask wearing neither protects us from infection, not prevents us infecting others, that the death rate from all causes is below the average for this time of year, and that the hospitals are half empty.
So the only reason for today’s actions can only be that, fearing the fear and panic generated by the coronavirus hoax, which has gripped the nation since March, was wearing off, a new scare had to be invented to enable The Deep State to maintain its hold over us.
There is nothing new in these tactics, read this statement from the mid 19th century and think how easily it could abbly right now, in the 21st century.
“This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.”
~ Frederick Douglas, 1857
Fraud (from 14th century Latin) n – deceit, trickery, intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender legal rights: and art of deceiving or misrepresenting; imposter, cheat, one who is not who that person pretends to be: something that is not what it appears to be
Hoax (probable contraction of hocus, circa 1796) n – an act intended to trick or dupe: something accepted or established by fraud or fabrication; v – to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous
Swindle (from Old English, coined circa 1782, “to vanish”) v – to take money or property by fraud or deceit.
– “Great Hoaxes, Swindles, Scandals, Cons, Stings and Scams” Joyce Madison, 1992
Frauds often have powerful counter-narratives.
When Wirecard went straight from a DAX-30 €12bn capitalisation to insolvency in June, we wondered not only why it had taken so long for the auditor to seek confirmation of cash balances but why so many investors had been hoodwinked for so long by its empty claims to have been a legitimate player at the epicentre of the digital payments industry. We had also long been inclined to believe that $4bn FTSE-100 member NMC Healthcare’s management had been siphoning off shareholders’ assets (and that the same was true of its smaller sister “fintech” company Finablr), but were bemused to see continued institutional demand for insider share placings and belief in faked takeover rumours, right up until the declared insolvency in March.
Whilst we think there is plentiful potential for further stock-market flops it is time to consider whether these serious corporate failings have now been dwarfed by the unnecessary damage caused by the “science” behind lockdown and the current parallel focus on a vaccine as the sole long-term COVID solution.
Part 1 – The hocus “science” behind lockdown
When lockdown was imposed, we were told we were facing a second Spanish flu pandemic (thought to have killed up to 50 million people); that hospitals would be overrun and there would be 500,000 deaths in the UK alone. This was a powerful and emotive narrative, but it was never true. Governments and an obedient media focused exclusively on Imperial College’s now discredited doomsday scenario built on a hypothetical, badly coded model5, ignoring its author’s history of failed doomsday predictions and the different views of other scientists.
Alternative evidence-based (i.e. theories based on facts) population samples already existed: the most prominent being the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship; which at the end of February accounted for over half of all confirmed infections outside of China. “Cruise ships are like an ideal experiment of a closed population”, according to Stamford Professor of Medicine John Ioannidis. “You know exactly who is there and at risk and you can measure everyone” .
Quarantined for over a month after a virus outbreak, the entire cruise ship ‘closed population’ of 3,711 passengers and crew, with an average age of 58, were repeatedly tested. There were 705 cases (19% total infection rate) and six deaths (a Case Fatality Rate of just 1%) by the end of March (eventually 14 in total). This compared to 116 deaths that would have been predicted by the Imperial model).
Over half of the cruise ship cases were asymptomatic, at a time when the official “science” behind the lockdown, Prof. Neil Ferguson (UK), dismissed the lack of any evidence for a high proportion of cases so mild that they had no symptoms and Dr Anthony Fauci (US) had written in the New England Journal of Medicine that in the event of a high proportion of asymptomatic cases, the COVID mortality rate would ultimately be “akin to a severe seasonal influenza” … Continue reading >>>
Panicked by fears manufactured by the ruling class, the American people assented to being put essentially under house arrest until further notice, effectively suspending the habits, preferences, and liberties that had defined our way of life. Most Americans have suffered economic damage. Many who do not enjoy protected status have had careers ended and been reduced to penury. Social strains and suicides multiplied. Forcibly deferring all manner of medical care is sure to impose needless suffering and death. In sum, the lockdowns’ medical and economic dysfunctions make for multiples of the deaths and miseries of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Bad judgments and usurpations—the scam, not the germs—define this disaster’s dimensions. The COVID-19’s devastating effect on the U.S. body politic is analogous to what diseases do to persons whom age (senectus ipsa est morbus) and various debilities and corruptions had already placed on death’s slippery slope.
Outside of the few who have gained (and are still gaining) power and wealth from the panic, Americans are asking what it will take to end this outrage—not to modify it with any “new normal” decided by who knows whom, on who knows what authority. Since no one in authority is leading those who want to end it, Americans also wonder who may lead that cause. What follows suggests answers.
What history will record as the great COVID scam of 2020 is based on 1) a set of untruths and baseless assertions—often outright lies—about the novel coronavirus and its effects; 2) the production and maintenance of physical fear through a near-monopoly of communications to forestall challenges to the U.S.. ruling class, led by the Democratic Party, 3) defaulted opposition on the part of most Republicans, thus confirming their status as the ruling class’s junior partner … Continue reading >>>