Posted by Whitemischief 7 mths ago
Overflowing hospitals, massive queues of people waiting for testing, is it real?

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Whitemischief 7 mths ago
and how about this?

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Ed 7 mths ago
And now anyone who dares to take video of the empty hospitals is now attacked and labelled under:   Covid Denialist Crazies

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Ed 7 mths ago
Coronavirus: Man jailed after hospital visit social media boast
Read More on the BBC

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Ed 7 mths ago
Someone has set up a Twitter channel is inviting people to 'Film Your Hospital'

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Ed 7 mths ago
This video depicts a body being taken out the front door onto a main street in New York and loaded into a truck.
Dead bodies are removed from hospitals on most days in New York.     I may be wrong, but I suspect that the normal protocol would be to use the loading bay in the back of the hospital so that the dead bodies kept out of sight of children or anyone else who happens to be passing by. 

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Ed 7 mths ago
Just recently we have been informed that wearing masks is a good idea.  Previously we were told they are not necessary

Does anyone think that the experts just worked out that wearing masks is a good idea?

Obviously masks are a good idea. 

Not only do they prevent you from spewing on people if you are infectious, more importantly, they pretty much ensure you won’t pick up a virus on your hands if you pick your nose or suck your thumb because the MASK is in the way.

You wear a mask, then you wash your hands before you remove the mask. Odds of catching anything are dramatically reduced if you do that.

And the WHO is just now working that out?     Surely they cannot be that incompetent?


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Whitemischief 7 mths ago
It appears the WHO is grossly incompetent, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the WHO, is Ethiopian, Ethiopia is heavily influenced by China, an is in fact one of China's main "belt and road colonies" in Africa, hence China has tremendous influence over Ghebreyesus.

In 2017, Ghebreyesus tried to appoint the late and not so great African dictator, Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, for any person in such a position as Ghebreyesus, to make such a ridiculous and audacious move is laughable, as Mugabe had already obliterated what had been a perfectly functional, first world medical infrastructure, inherited by his administration, at independence, details in the following link

There has also been a long running petition on to have this "clown" Ghebreyesus resign - link 

And another ,"Make China accountable to the Covid-19 Pandemic and resignation of WHO Director Dr​.​Tedros" - link 
This planet is sick, and the incompetents that are in control of much of it, are the cause.

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Ed 7 mths ago
Two Issues:
We have been told that the Wuhan Flu is different from the normal flu because it can damage our lungs in severe cases and it can be transmitted from individuals who have no symptoms.
I decided to look into these assertions and found the following:

How Flu Damages Lung Tissue
Date:  July 20, 2009
Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham
A protein in influenza virus that helps it multiply also damages lung epithelial cells,causing fluid buildup in the lungs, according to new research. The researchers say the recent outbreak of H1N1 influenza and the rapid spread of this strain across the world highlight both the need to better understand how the virus damages the lungs and the urgency to find new treatments. 
Read More on Science Daily 
How Flu Spreads 
Symptoms can begin about 2 days (but can range from 1 to 4 days) after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms.
Surely Dr Fauci is aware of the above facts.   
He is either completely incompetent (maybe he faked his credentials) or he is lying. 
It's a tough choice but I think I am gonna go with b).    Yes let me tick b).


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Ed 7 mths ago
What's the difference between this coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu?
COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus, emerging late in 2019. Because it is a new virus, public health professionals are still learning more about its transmission, symptoms and severity.
To date, the flu is more likely to appear with rapid onset of illness, high fever and prominent headache and body aches. In contrast, COVID-19 may present with slower onset of illness, mild headache and body ache and mild/absent fever.

Coronavirus vs. the flu: Which is a greater threat?
This is a very difficult question to answer as there is no universal answer.
Based on what we currently know about the Flu (Influenza) and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease, which we continue to learn more about, both may present issues for the very young, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.
Read More on Yale Health  

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Ed 7 mths ago
The Common Cold and the Flu
While most of the medical community has long believed that the flu cannot be passed from human to animal, recent cases have shown that the adaptable nature of the flu may very well mean that some strains can indeed be passed from humans to other animals, including dogs.

Read More on PetMD

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Ed 7 mths ago
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization and global health partners.
Read More on The WHO 

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Ed 7 mths ago

Open Letter from Professor Sucharit Bhakdi to German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

Dear Chancellor,

As Emeritus of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz and longtime director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, I feel obliged to critically question the far-reaching restrictions on public life that we are currently taking on ourselves in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

It is expressly not my intention to play down the dangers of the virus or to spread a political message. However, I feel it is my duty to make a scientific contribution to putting the current data and facts into perspective – and, in addition, to ask questions that are in danger of being lost in the heated debate.

The reason for my concern lies above all in the truly unforeseeable socio-economic consequences of the drastic containment measures which are currently being applied in large parts of Europe and which are also already being practiced on a large scale in Germany.

My wish is to discuss critically – and with the necessary foresight – the advantages and disadvantages of restricting public life and the resulting long-term effects.

To this end, I am confronted with five questions which have not been answered sufficiently so far, but which are indispensable for a balanced analysis.

I would like to ask you to comment quickly and, at the same time, appeal to the Federal Government to develop strategies that effectively protect risk groups without restricting public life across the board and sow the seeds for an even more intensive polarization of society than is already taking place.

With the utmost respect,

Prof. em. Dr. med. Sucharit Bhakdi

1. Statistics

In infectiology – founded by Robert Koch himself – a traditional distinction is made between infection and disease. An illness requires a clinical manifestation. [1] Therefore, only patients with symptoms such as fever or cough should be included in the statistics as new cases.
In other words, a new infection – as measured by the COVID-19 test – does not necessarily mean that we are dealing with a newly ill patient who needs a hospital bed. However, it is currently assumed that five percent of all infected people become seriously ill and require ventilation. Projections based on this estimate suggest that the healthcare system could be overburdened.

My question: Did the projections make a distinction between symptom-free infected people and actual, sick patients – i.e. people who develop symptoms?

2. Dangerousness

A number of coronaviruses have been circulating for a long time – largely unnoticed by the media. [2] If it should turn out that the COVID-19 virus should not be ascribed a significantly higher risk potential than the already circulating corona viruses, all countermeasures would obviously become unnecessary.

The internationally recognized International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents will soon publish a paper that addresses exactly this question. Preliminary results of the study can already be seen today and lead to the conclusion that the new virus is NOT different from traditional corona viruses in terms of dangerousness. The authors express this in the title of their paper „SARS-CoV-2: Fear versus Data“. [3]

My question: How does the current workload of intensive care units with patients with diagnosed COVID-19 compare to other coronavirus infections, and to what extent will this data be taken into account in further decision-making by the federal government? In addition:
Has the above study been taken into account in the planning so far? Here too, of course, „diagnosed“ means that the virus plays a decisive role in the patient’s state of illness, and not that previous illnesses play a greater role.

3. Dissemination

According to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, not even the much-cited Robert Koch Institute knows exactly how much is tested for COVID-19. It is a fact, however, that a rapid increase in the number of cases has recently been observed in Germany as the volume of tests increases. [4]

It is therefore reasonable to suspect that the virus has already spread unnoticed in the healthy population. This would have two consequences: firstly, it would mean that the official death rate – on 26 March 2020, for example, there were 206 deaths from around 37,300 infections, or 0.55 percent [5] – is too high; and secondly, it would mean that it would hardly be possible to prevent the virus from spreading in the healthy population.

My question: Has there already been a random sample of the healthy general population to validate the real spread of the virus, or is this planned in the near future?

4. Mortality

The fear of a rise in the death rate in Germany (currently 0.55 percent) is currently the subject of particularly intense media attention. Many people are worried that it could shoot up like in Italy (10 percent) and Spain (7 percent) if action is not taken in time.

At the same time, the mistake is being made worldwide to report virus-related deaths as soon as it is established that the virus was present at the time of death – regardless of other factors. This violates a basic principle of infectiology: only when it is certain that an agent has played a significant role in the disease or death may a diagnosis be made.
The Association of the Scientific Medical Societies of Germany expressly writes in its guidelines: „In addition to the cause of death, a causal chain must be stated, with the corresponding underlying disease in third place on the death certificate. Occasionally, four-linked causal chains must also be stated.“ [6]

At present there is no official information on whether, at least in retrospect, more critical analyses of medical records have been undertaken to determine how many deaths were actually caused by the virus.

My question: Has Germany simply followed this trend of a COVID-19 general suspicion? And: is it intended to continue this categorisation uncritically as in other countries?
How, then, is a distinction to be made between genuine corona-related deaths and accidental virus presence at the time of death?

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Ed 7 mths ago
A veteran scholar of epidemiology has warned that the ongoing lockdowns throughout the United States and the rest of the world are almost certainly just prolonging the coronavirus outbreak rather than doing anything to truly mitigate it.

Knut Wittkowski, previously the longtime head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at the Rockefeller University in New York City, said in an interview with the Press and the Public Project that the coronavirus could be “exterminated” if we permitted most people to lead normal lives and sheltered the most vulnerable parts of society until the danger had passed.

“[W]hat people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong, to widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary,” he said.

Read More on The Fix  

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Ed 7 mths ago

Let's put a bottom line onto this:

If Wuhan Flu is the Apocalypse Virus then surely The WHO, the CDC and every government across the world would have passed urgent laws 2 months ago requiring every single person who steps out the door of their home to be wearing some sort of mask/face covering.

No mask = immediate $200 fine. Second offence = a month in prison.

Now if it is the Apocalypse, and they continue to not pass laws to mandate masks then it would appear that someone wants this virus to spread. Why they would want that outcome I am not sure but that seems be the logical conclusion.

I do to accept stupidity, ignorance, confusion, lack of supply, politics, cost or any other excuse for not forcing people to weak masks.   
A 7 year old could work out that masks are extremely helpful. If you can’t stick your fingers in your mouth then it is very unlikely that you will get sick. 
Masks or any face covering will 100% reduce infections, hospitalizations and deaths.  Period.

Punchline:  Hong Kong had 11 infections yesterday.  HK has no laws forcing people to wear masks, but I am told that almost everyone is wearing one.


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Ed 7 mths ago
Here are a series of videos depicting massive, empty tent hospitals outside of major hospitals around the United States from Film Your Hospital which is a Twitter account that invites people to upload videos of their local hospitals.
After viewing these videos, AsiaXPAT searched for Tent Hospitals in New York City and found: 
 “In a war zone there were mass trauma patients — when you get inside the tent it feels very familiar —even with the helicopters flying ahead – that reminds me a lot of Iraq,” Dirkas, a Texas resident, told The Post. “When you step out of the tent — you’re in Central Park.”

Dirkas, one of 98 staffers at the hospital, added, “It’s really hard to see the level of suffering these patients are experiencing. They seem quite anxious and some are terrified of it, so that is heartbreaking.”

Read More on NY Post 
Photos of the 'war-like' zone and tents filled to capacity:
AsiaXPAT has contacted two major hospitals in NYC and both indicated that they are not at overcapacity and they have beds available for anyone experiencing severe coronavirus symptoms.   
That would explain the empty tent hospital in the NYC park.
However it would not explain the headline or the quote from the nurse posted above. 
If anyone has a contact in NYC who can takes some photos of this tent hospital, please feel free to invite them to post them here.

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Ed 7 mths ago
Operation Gotham - From the 6:00 Mark: 

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Ed 7 mths ago
Professor Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, claims that SARS-CoV-2 is a manipulated virus that was accidentally released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
Chinese researchers are said to have used coronaviruses in their work to develop an AIDS vaccine. HIV DNA fragments are believed to have been found in the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

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Ed 6 mths ago

Professor Johan Giesecke, one of the world’s most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government (he hired Anders Tegnell who is currently directing Swedish strategy), the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and an advisor to the director general of the WHO, lays out with typically Swedish bluntness why he thinks:

  • UK policy on lockdown and other European countries are not evidence-based
  • The correct policy is to protect the old and the frail only
  • This will eventually lead to herd immunity as a “by-product”
  • The initial UK response, before the “180 degree U-turn”, was better
  • The Imperial College paper was “not very good” and he has never seen an unpublished paper have so much policy impact
  • The paper was very much too pessimistic
  • Any such models are a dubious basis for public policy anyway
  • The flattening of the curve is due to the most vulnerable dying first as much as the lockdown
  • The results will eventually be similar for all countries
  • Covid-19 is a “mild disease” and similar to the flu, and it was the novelty of the disease that scared people.
  • The actual fatality rate of Covid-19 is the region of 0.1%
  • At least 50% of the population of both the UK and Sweden will be shown to have already had the disease when mass antibody testing becomes available

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Ed 6 mths ago
Why are Masks not Mandatory?    Jacinda Ardern said at her press conference that people 'should cough and sneeze into their elbows' (that is a direct quote)
Background. During the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic, antiviral prescribing was limited, vaccines were not available early, and the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) was uncertain. Our study examined whether use of face masks and hand hygiene reduced the incidence of influenza-like illness (ILI).

Methods. A randomized intervention trial involving 1437 young adults living in university residence halls during the 2006–2007 influenza season was designed. Residence halls were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups—face mask use, face masks with hand hygiene, or control— for 6 weeks. Generalized models estimated rate ratios for clinically diagnosed or survey-reported ILI weekly and cumulatively.

Results. We observed significant reductions in ILI during weeks 4–6 in the mask and hand hygiene group, compared with the control group, ranging from 35% (confidence interval [CI], 9%–53%) to 51% (CI, 13%–73%), after adjusting for vaccination and other covariates.
Face mask use alone showed a similar reduction in ILI compared with the control group, but adjusted estimates were not statistically significant. Neither face mask use and hand hygiene nor face mask use alone was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of ILI cumulatively.

Conclusions. These findings suggest that face masks and hand hygiene may reduce respiratory illnesses in shared living settings and mitigate the impact of the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.

Trial Registration. identifier: NCT00490633

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ChloeGlow 6 mths ago
The epidemic has not passed yet, we must work together to cooperate with the country to defeat the virus

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Ed 6 mths ago
Best presentation I have seen yet questioning the Covid narrative:

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