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.
Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News
MSNBC tv producer Ariana Pekary explained that the reason for her deciding to quit her job was that the mainstream media blocks “diversity of thought” in favor of promoting hysterical voices for ratings and that a TV veteran admitted to her “we are a cancer and there is no cure.”
Pekary, who was an “integral member” of Lawrence O’Donnell’s primetime show, says that the media’s obsession with Trump is actually costing lives because it is preventing reasoned discussions about how to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“This cancer risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic. The primary focus quickly became what Donald Trump was doing (poorly) to address the crisis, rather than the science itself. As new details have become available about antibodies, a vaccine, or how COVID actually spreads, producers still want to focus on the politics. Important facts or studies get buried,” Pekary explained.
The former producer also revealed that a “successful and insightful TV veteran” acknowledged to her that, “We are a cancer and there is no cure,” adding, “But if you could find a cure, it would change the world.”
Pekary also highlighted how the very model by which the corporate press is structured guarantees that voices of dissent are silenced and objective analysis censored in favor of hysterical political extremists, something that has come to fore over the last two months with the media’s relentless promotion of Black Lives Matter narratives.
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 >>>
Groupthink is all around us. Decision-making in government, in the media and at work. It’s slowly killing the world.
In the background of the most important events, the Covid-19 response and increasing tension and conflict in the world, it might be worth looking through some of this in a bit more detail.
I’ve experienced groupthink working for large organisations, most notably in my last job. We were tasked with investigating and solving complex problems. Some technical expertise helped but was not crucial to the role.
Critical thinking and balancing evidence and differing viewpoints was key.
Yet the organisation decided that this was no longer required and changed the whole operating model to a one-size fits all type of call-centre. This new high-risk approach was recommended to us by the outside consultants Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) who were clueless about our business.
Those of us who were experienced in the role argued that the model wouldn’t work. But the organisation ploughed on regardless. It was obvious from day one that the financials didn’t stack up which they tried to deny and later concealed.
The executive largely ignored our concerns to start but then paid limited lip-service when the wheels started to come off. Anyway, in the end they offered us redundancy while employing fresh university graduates to replace us. As far as I know the place is still in denial and heading down the pan. … Continue reading >>>
When Gil Scott-Heron released the iconic song it was a cry for racial justice. But it was far deeper than that. Because Scott-Heron spoke the truth that media was subordinate to power.
That’s why he knew the revolution he spoke of would never be on television, the most powerful form of media in the world at the time. Controlled by very few because technology had not transformed communication, corporate media crafted whatever narratives it and those it was subordinate to wanted.
And those narratives are always sick, divisive and foremost fake.
Today social media companies are supposed to act as democratized distribution platforms for images, thoughts, and information from one end of the world to the other. And those in power now realize just how hard it is to maintain narratives in a world where they can be debunked in real time by millions of people.
They lost major battles like Brexit, the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and others and have retrenched in the most predictable way all tyrants do, they censor, stop, remove, and bury anything that challenges what they want you to know.
But they’ve gone much farther than that. And after decades of honing narratives about uprisings against foreign leaders whose main crime was to defy the U.S. and/or European halls of power centered around fake money, fake wealth and, most importantly, fake news, they’ve turned that expertise on us in ways that are truly terrifying.
We live in a world today so suffused with fake news, misinformation, disinformation and purposeful confusion it’s worse than being in The Matrix … Continue reading >>>
t probably hasn’t passed anyone by that the covid19 crisis, whether manufactured or exploited, has caused great schisms in the alternative media.
Almost from day one there was a divide between those who opted to accept and even endorse the rollout of authoritarian measures by governments around the world as ‘necessary evils’ (or even as harbingers of a world socialist revolution; beats me how that is supposed to work but still), and those who pointed out that this rollout was at best flagrantly disproportionate and opportunistic, and at worst a planned response to a planned or cynically manipulated ‘pandemic’.
Over the last few months the position of the latter has become stronger by the day, while that of the former has been weakened to the point of collapse.
As we have pointed out many times the official data has never supported the panic memes. In fact the two entities, data and narrative, co-exist almost independently of one another, telling mutually contradictory stories, without anyone in the Panic-sphere (to coin a phrase) seeming to notice or mind very much.
It’s as if on this topic some very smart people have been hypnotised or vaccinated against fact. They see the numbers, they read the data, but it just does not compute … Continue reading >>>
The police force propaganda department tried to defend themselves on Twitter, announcing that they would be on the prowl for unruly locals trying to enjoy the nice weather outside. This only made the pompous Plod look more ridiculous
“If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county,” they wrote, including a photograph illustrating the discreet nature of their personnel.
If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county #urbanandrural#StayHomeSaveLifes#ProtectTheNHS 2813 7702 pic.twitter.com/hieQ86dM9R
— Central Community Team (@CentralBedsCPT) April 11, 2020
The disturbing announcement from Old Bill didn’t go down well with the public who, after years of being compliant are showing signs that they have been pushed too far by the authoritarian attitudes of Deep State agencies.
“Fascism always lurks in the shadows. We must be vigilant,”replied popular bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur Samson Mow.
“The UK is dead,”lamented Joel Lambert, a television host and former Navy SEAL.
Jordan Schachtel, a specialist in national security issues, joked that the tweet seemed to suggest that Nazi Germany had won World War II.
I thought we won WWII. Apparently not?
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 13, 2020
The force issued a clarification following the barrage of negative comments, insisting that their message was “well intentioned.” They said the patrols were necessary because picnics “aren’t essential” and that the stay-at-home order was in place to save lives.
We can only say that the road to tyranny is paved with good intentions mixed with bad judgement
St Louis doctor has had enough of ‘Covid-19’ bullshit – speaks out vehemently and confirms mass miss-diagnosis on death certificates.
This blog has been eager to point out the inconsistencies of government responses to the COVID – 19 coronavirus from the beginning of the whole fear – and panic project. We called out the Chinese government for hushing up the outbreak in Wuhan for two months, suppressing news and silencing (!) doctors who tried to warn the rest of the world, we have consistently reported how the outbreak has been sensationalised by western media and exploited by Deep State elements to further political agendas and by dishonest scientists to further their careers.
In fact we actually warned at the beginning of the UK lockdown three weeks ago, when older people, along with those that had long term health problems were placed under house arrest, that COVID – 19 was being turned into an excuse for the biggest assault on individual freedom since World War 2
And after us being called conspiracy theorists and all the usual crap, it is turning out that we were right, about the Chinese duplicity, the media exaggeration and the use of fear and panic, generated by hysterical media coverage, to enforce compliance. It has happened here, all over Europe and in the USA. But gradually people are starting to speak out, In Italy, Spain and Britain families have said though their loved ones did not die of coronavirus, the death certificate recorded that they did, doctors have said they have been pressured to diagnose coronavirus when it was not the cause of illness or death, and others, scientists and statisticians have highlighted the fundamental flaws in the methodology of the mathematical models used to produce the “evidence” on which government policy was based.
Here’s a YouTube video recorded by an outraged doctor in St. Louis, USA, a ten minute rant in which he describes all the various malpractices being used to manipulate figures and thus whip up more fear and panic about this virus, which in reality poses no great threat for the majority of us.
Northern Ireland Facist Cops Launch Lockdown Violations Reporting Site
from Breitbart Europe
Another British police force has launched a website for people to inform on their fellow citizens who, they believe, have broken the coronavirus lockdown measures.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) urged the public to report any instances of citizens allegedly not abiding by the social distancing rules introduced by the government, such as public gatherings of more than two people, travelling for non-essential reasons or continuing to operate businesses that have not been exempt from the lockdown rules.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said they had launched the website to free up the emergency phone line, which has been jammed with complaints from people attempting to inform on their fellow citizens. Since the lockdown was introduced on March 28 in Northern Ireland — part of the United Kingdom located in the northernmost area of the island of Ireland — some 906 complaints have been filed with the police … Continue reading
Explosive Report: Wuhan Biolab Captured Bats From Caves Traced To COVID-19 Outbreak, Had US Funding
Recent findings regarding the origin of COVID-19 continue to support our January reporting that the disease may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology – which was experimenting with bat coronavirus found to be 96% genetically identical to COVID-19.
On Saturday, the Daily Mail added an important piece to the puzzle; the institute was experimenting on mammals captured over 1,000 miles away in Yunnan – which is particularly notable because genetic analysis of COVID-19’s genome has traced it to horseshoe bats found in Yunnan’s caves.
Also disturbing is that the lab had been operating in part on a $3.7 million grant from the US government… Continue reading
Why are some respected alt-media embracing a police state?
Why are some respected alt-media embracing a police state?
It should be obvious by now to anyone that the covid19 pandemic, whatever its origins, is being used to fast forward a “new normal” world of unparalleled government power, surveillance and curtailment of individual liberty.
We are looking already at:
- Compulsory DNRs for some elderly.
- Biometric chips or bracelets to monitor whether or not you have permission to be outside your home or engage in work
- Drone surveillance as normal.
- Apps on your phone that can detect any breach of the self-isolation policy.
- Huge new police powers of arrest and detention for anyone suspected of carrying the virus.
- Suspension of elections for indefinite periods at government discretion
And this is only the starter course. We can be pretty sure they are currently just easing us in. The real stuff will be rolling along in the next months or maybe years (depending on how quickly they feel able to get this on) … Continue reading >>>
Image: Express newspapers
After the disgusting scenes of British police officers harassing people for driving out to open countryside to take their daily exercise, warning shoppers that seasonal goods like Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns were non essential goods and therefore buying them counted as ‘illegal shopping’ forces throughout the country were rather belatedly urged to maintain public trust amid complaints about ‘overzealous’ enforcement of coronavirus rules
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of London’s Metropolitan Police says officers must maintain tradition of ‘policing by consent’ during outbreak
One of Britain’s most senior police officers, Basu, a man of Indian or Pakistani ethnicity who has previously supported the priotiization of ‘hate crime’ over crimes of violence and crimes against property and thus is not well placed to talk about maintaining public trust, has told colleagues their handling of the coronavirus crisis will be remembered for generations and urged the public not to “judge too harshly” following growing criticism of officers’ tactics.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Assistant Commissioner Basu said officers must preserve “the trust and confidence of the public” and maintain the tradition of “policing by consent” amid complaints about the “overzealous” enforcement of social distancing regulations.
In a series of incidents over the weekend, police forces have fined individuals £60 for buying “non-essential” goods from shops and going for a drive “due to boredom”. Such minor acts of rebellion are the inevitable result of the government’s ludicrous overreaction to the crisis, which has involved effectively placing the entire country under house arrest.
Small shops claim to have been told that selling Easter eggs and hot cross buns goes against new guidance because they do not qualify as essential items.
Basu, the head of counter-terror policing in the UK, said “not every police response will be sure-footed” and added that “we should not judge too harshly” the use of powers he “never imagined a British police officer would be asked to use”. He said: “Everyone in policing is acutely aware that how we police this pandemic will be remembered for many years to come.”
His words might carry more weight if officers still conformed to the “thick, sweaty copper” stereotype of the 1950s and earlier but for a couple of decades now policing has been a degree entry profession so we are entitles to expect a little common sense.
In what will be seen as a tacit appeal to colleagues, he advised forces that persuading and educating the public should be the primary goal, rather than resorting to enforcement.
“Preserving the trust and confidence of the public by policing by consent is our mantra, and has been since 1829. There will be a period of readjustment to our new responsibilities,” Assistant Commissioner Basu said.
His comments came as Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said he fully supported the police.
What we are seeing however, is a normal progression. The police lost the public’s confidence a long time ago when they decided that investigating as a hate crime a person maintaining that a man born a man stayed a man, no matter what he decided to ‘identify’ as. When knife crime, burglaries, rape of under age girls by organised grooming gangs, and even murder take second place to virtue signalling, harassing motorists, allowing the crusties of Ekstinktion Rebellion to bring a city to a halt, indeed helping them do so for the sake of saving the planet, and similar good deeds are seen as being among the duties of the police officers are bound to take the view that policing by consent means imposing the will of the authorities on individuals.
Policing has always attracted an element of recruits who like to throw their weight about, so naturally there will always be some officers who are going to take this opportunity to bully law abading people. Equating possibly spreading the Corona virus to a murder is a pathetic attempt to justify the unjustifiable. How does fishing off a deserted beach, working in an allotment, walking in a private field, eating hot cross buns, driving to a beauty spot to walk, walking in said beauty spot suddenly constitute a crime against humanity and suspect make one a murder?
No doubt the SS, KGB and Stasi got the same buzz from their jobs.
Many years Lord Denning, ,then the nation’s most senior judge said that the police have a tendency to attract “a certain type pf people” his reference was to the type of who people liked to impose their will on others (sic).
The Corvid 19 powers have allowed this type of officer unchecked out of the Box.
Just as the police forces in Nottinghamshire , Yorkshire and Durham lost their reputation in their areas during the miners strike (due to heavy handed policing by officers from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool on overtime and raring for confrontation) now all the forces will lose their reputations and what little respect they had left amongst the general populace.
The British public need to wake up and realise whats happened to our police forces across the land. The public perception of what the police force is and what it should be is very different from what it actually is. Just look on any local police force website, its full of pimply, hormonal 18yr olds, fresh out of school with zero life skills. Most of them are too busy posting videos of themselves wanking on TikTok.
Also, quite a few of them are women, taken on purely because of their gender because forces must fill their quota of femaile officers because of equality and diversity laws. Why do you think more and more police officers are being given tasers? It’s purely because when you employ these type of people they don’t have the physical power to do the job but the inevitable consequence is more criminals and dickheads who wannabe criminals are carrying knives, clubs and acid sprays.. The liberal snowflakes took over the police a long time ago, and now we have a police force made up of kids in uniforms more worried about their social media presence than keeping order and locking up criminals.
Thats why its not a surprise they are now abusing these new powers. But the rot is spreading from the top down as well as the bottom up.
When Senior Officers regard it as their proper role to call for additional legislation in pursuit of ideological agendas (hate crime,), and pursue allegations from fantasists against political figures long since dead; when Muslim rape gangs are allowed to pursue their activities, aided and abetted by Mr. Kier Starmer, current front runner to become next leader of The Labour Party, from whom the order to handle the grooming gangs with kid gloves rather than risk inflaming inter – racial tensions, the prospective recruits who appear to hold views that while typical of working and middle class Britons no not conform to the political orthodoxy are not going to get far in the modern police force; when data bases are collected of persons showing insufficiently correct thoughts and opinions, and policing of criminal offences such as car theft and burglary is abandoned; then “policing by consent” is stone dead, by the polices’ own hand.
When Home Secretaries and Prime Minister allow such things, rather than dismiss or at least sideline those Chief Constables for cause, then governments have abandoned policing by consent as a goal.