Coronavirus – Panic or Pandemic?

Written by Ty & Charlene Bollinger

 

Does anyone remember the words of FDR:  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”? I wonder what he’d say today in light of the current state of PANIC over the coronavirus.

People are panicking … begging the government to protect and save them. But here’s the question few people seem to be asking…

“Do we have enough data to support the panic?

In a recent article by John P.A. Ioannidis (professor of medicine, of epidemiology and population health, of biomedical data science, and of statistics at Stanford University), he made some good points…

The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. … The data collected so far on how many people are infected and how the epidemic is evolving are utterly unreliable. Given the limited testing to date, some deaths and probably the vast majority of infections due to SARS-CoV-2 are being missed. We don’t know if we are failing to capture infections by a factor of three or 300. Three months after the outbreak emerged, most countries, including the U.S., lack the ability to test a large number of people and no countries have reliable data on the prevalence of the virus in a representative random sample of the general population.”

He continued:

In the absence of data, prepare-for-the-worst reasoning leads to extreme measures of social distancing and lockdowns. … If we decide to jump off the cliff, we need some data to inform us about the rationale of such an action and the chances of landing somewhere safe.”

Regardless of whether we have enough data or not, it seems like the mention of the “V” word is getting more and more frequent. Make no mistake… a coronavirus VACCINE is coming! Will it be “mandatory”?  Will anyone who refuses the vaccine be ostracized from society or be prohibited from traveling?

In a LA Times article from March 18th, they tell the story of Edward Jenner, crediting him with “saving the most lives ever” with the smallpox vaccine. Then they claim that the anti-vaxxers have “forgotten” about how successful the smallpox vaccine was.

According to the article:

This collective amnesia has allowed for the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, whose irresponsible adherents believe vaccines exist to line the pockets of Big Pharma. They ignore the fact that the smallpox vaccine was so overwhelmingly successful at eradicating the disease that it no longer is routinely given.  Are anti-vaxxers ready to start believing in vaccines again?

Please allow me to retort to this wildly inaccurate article…

Vaccinations became mandatory in England in 1853, and by 1857, fines and imprisonment awaited people who refused to be vaccinated against smallpox. And as Dr. Humphries just mentioned, once smallpox vaccination became mandatory in England, massive epidemics began to occur.  According to official figures of the Register General of England, between 1857 and 1859, there were over 14,000 deaths from smallpox. Then, between 1863 and 1865, there were over 20,000 smallpox deaths. A few years later, there were almost 45,000 smallpox deaths between 1870 and 1872.

Let’s just say that based on those death statistics, the smallpox vaccine was far from “overwhelmingly successful” as the article claims. I’d call that an abysmal failure!

According to Dr. Suzanne Humphries (in her book “Dissolving Illusions”) an interesting phenomenon occurred in a city called Leicester in England, which saw a massive outbreak of smallpox in 1871, despite an almost 100% vaccination rate. Over the next 15 years, the smallpox vaccine was mandatory and they continued to have outbreaks. However, on March 23, 1885, what became known as the “Great Demonstration” against mandatory vaccination took place in Leicester. The residents of Leicester were fed up and held a rally with over 80,000 people participating. They protested mandatory vaccines and actually won their freedom of choice. Over the next eight years, the vaccination rate went from approximately 95% to only 5%. During that period, if someone had smallpox, everyone in the “infected” house was placed in strict quarantine and the house thoroughly disinfected. And guess what happened! The death rates drastically decreased and there were no more outbreaks!

So the lessons we can learn from Leicester and smallpox is that the vaccine did NOT work, but actually CAUSED further outbreaks. Whereas quarantine and isolation were successful at mitigating the spread of disease.

And while quarantine and isolation are good ideas, what about FORCED quarantine and isolation?

Could that be considered “Medical Martial Law”?

More on that in a moment…

The Coming Coronavirus Vaccine

There are lots of promising, natural treatments available to help combat the virus, but nearly all global effort and funding has been dedicated to the development of a vaccine. In 2015, a patent was filed by The Pirbright Institute for the live, attenuated coronavirus. The application claims that the new virus could be used to create a vaccine for treating or preventing respiratory viruses. The patent was awarded in 2018.

Now, The Pirbright Institute is funded by the UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, the WHO, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. All of these entities have been loud supporters of mandatory vaccinations and more government control based on “health concerns.”

And for several years, Bill Gates has been telling us that a pandemic is coming, and in November of 2019, collaborating with the World Economic Forum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted “Event 201” where they ran a simulation of a coronavirus pandemic.

But the push for the vaccine has even the staunchest vaccine advocates and scientists worried.

I understand the importance of accelerating timelines for vaccines in general, but from everything I know, this is not the vaccine to be doing it with,” Dr Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told Reuters.

Hotez worked on development of a vaccine for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the coronavirus behind a major 2003 outbreak, and found that some vaccinated animals developed more severe disease compared with unvaccinated animals when they were exposed to the virus.

There is a risk of immune enhancement,” said Hotez. “The way you reduce that risk is first you show it does not occur in laboratory animals.”

The researchers at Pitt are even considering attaching the coronavirus to a genetically modified measles vaccine. Ummm….yeah…. that sounds like a “great idea.” (sarcasm intended)

But the vaccine won’t be available for at least a year, so in the meantime, we’re hearing some bizarre recommendations … like ….

“GET A FLU SHOT!”

We’re hearing the “doctors” on TV and major newspapers (like the New York Times) recommending that you should get a FLU vaccine to protect against Coronavirus.

But a 2017-2018 study published in the prestigious journal “Vaccine” (a peer-reviewed medical journal) revealed that flu vaccines may increase the risk of infection from other respiratory viruses (including coronavirus), which is a phenomenon known as “virus interference.”

According to the study:

Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus.”

When we look closer at the study, we find this quote:

Examining non-influenza viruses specifically, the odds of both coronavirus and human metapneumovirus in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals (OR = 1.36 and 1.51, respectively)” 

In other words, the flu shot increases your risk of contracting coronavirus by 36%!

But What About Italy?

A recent article in Bloomberg (titled “99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness”) illustrates an overlooked variable in the “corona-panic” equation. And that variable would be the status of the immune system in those who are exposed.

The study found the following:

More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.”  

Moreover:

The Rome-based institute has examined medical records of about 18% of the country’s coronavirus fatalities, finding that just three victims, or 0.8% of the total, had no previous pathology. Almost half of the victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses and about a fourth had either one or two previous conditions. More than 75% had high blood pressure, about 35% had diabetes and a third suffered from heart disease.”

The Bloomberg article also pointed out that the primary threat is to the elderly (the average age of someone who died was 79.5) and that the fatality rate may have been significantly overblown. Rather than 8%, the fatality rate may, in fact, be closer to the global average of about 2%.

This new report challenges much of the global reporting on the topic which presents a unilateral narrative that simply being exposed (within six feet) to someone who may have tested positive for the virus is life-threatening, independent of one’s health status and other precautions one might take, such as supporting one’s immune system.  Elderly people, already taking multiple prescription drugs for chronic diseases, are highly susceptible to opportunistic infections due to their chronic conditions, the adverse effects of pharmaceuticals, and subsequently weakened immune systems.

Below is a table indicating the COVID-19 fatality rate by age.

As is evident, those who are younger than 60 years old have less than 1% chance of death if exposed.

What About the PCR Test?

According to David Crowe (a Canadian software and telecommunications engineer with a degree in biology who is an expert in global infections such as SARS, Ebola, and flu), the coronavirus panic is an irrational panic, based on an unproven RNA test called “polymerase chain reaction” (PCR).

In his own words:

The coronavirus test is based on PCR, a manufacturing technique. When used as a test it does not produce a positive/negative result, but simply the number of cycles required to detect genetic material. The division between positive and negative is an arbitrary number of cycles chosen by the testers. If positive means infected and negative means uninfected, then there are cases of people going from infected to uninfected and back to infected again in a couple of days.

In layman’s terms, Mr. Crowe suggests that since the PCR test looks for RNA, there is no proof that it detects a virus.  Furthermore, there is no proof that the virus causes disease. He asserts that the data is being interpreted to benefit the viral theory, and there is zero concern for false positive results. He concludes that medical papers are propaganda to increase panic.

He continues:

The world is suffering from a massive delusion based on the belief that a test for RNA is a test for a deadly new virus, a virus that has emerged from wild bats in China, supported by the western assumption that Chinese people will eat anything that moves. If the virus exists, then it should be possible to purify viral particles. From these particles RNA can be extracted and should match the RNA used in this test. Until this is done it is possible that the RNA comes from another source, which could be the cells of the patient, bacteria, fungi etc. There might be an association with elevated levels of RNA and illness, but that is not proof that the RNA is from a virus. Without purification and characterization of virus particles, it cannot be accepted that an RNA test is proof that a virus is present.

Mr. Crowe mentions “false positives” and there is a shocking new Chinese scientific paper that calculated the false positive rate for asymptomatic patients as … (wait for it) … 80%!!

And here’s a scientific study published less than 2 weeks ago which shows just under 50% false positives!

So, is this really a pandemic, or are people panicking based on a test which is producing anywhere from 50% to 80% false positives?

Medical Martial Law?

In times of crisis, it’s not uncommon for citizens to willingly give up their rights in the name of “safety” and “the greater good.” The coronavirus scare is no exception. Around the world, tens of millions of people have been placed under quarantine.

Since the outbreak of the virus a few months ago, government officials have exercised unprecedented authority to monitor and detain citizens. The effort to control media coverage has reached a fevered pitch, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign that the nanny state is going anywhere.

The efforts to quarantine those suspected of carrying the coronavirus seem to have had little effect on its global transmission. Nevertheless, millions of people in China and around the world have been put on lock-down. These people are confined to their homes, ships, or temporary “quarantine zones” with no due process.

And although you may expect this kind of authoritarian response in communist China, the west is facing similar detention efforts.

In New York City, thousands of people are currently under quarantine. Although New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio claims that most of the quarantines are “voluntary,” many of them aren’t. We saw during the measles “epidemic” last year that Mayor de Blasio has no problem with violating the freedom of American citizens when he tried to force unvaccinated families to receive their shots.

Although New York Governor tried to assure reporters that there are no plans to quarantine New York City amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor de Blasio said in an interview on CNN that “We’re absolutely considering that. We’re going to look at all other options, but it could get to that for sure for the whole country.”

San Francisco has already implemented such a quarantine. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, ordering residents to avoid any unnecessary travel by any method and only leave their homes for food, medicine and exercise.

“BUT IT’S AN EMERGENCY!”

The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances.”   – Ex parte Milligan, U.S. Supreme Court (1866)

Today the “coronavirus-panic” gives government fuel and cover for its assaults on freedom and poses a question the government does not want to answer: If liberty can be taken away in times of crisis, then is it really liberty; or is it just a license, via a temporary government permission slip, subject to the whims of politicians in power?

The government has no authority to dictate how many people choose to congregate for any peaceful purpose.

Our First Amendment states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.

Telling people to not attend church is a violation of the constitutional clause, “prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Telling people they cannot gather in groups of more than 20 or 30 (or whatever arbitrary number) is a clear violation of the constitutional clause, “no law . . . prohibiting . . . the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

The coronavirus or any other “emergency” does NOT cancel or negate the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

We have far more to fear from “Big Government” tyranny than we do from any virus. Moreover, liberty is natural and personal. You can sacrifice yours, but you cannot sacrifice mine.

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    George Affleck

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    I agree that what we are witnessing is panic. Years from now we will hang our heads and have to admit we bought too much toilet paper.
    No one is noticing a very important detail that is emerging.
    China, the epicenter of this event, used to report thousands of new cases every day. It was, in the minds of most, unstoppable. And yet, as of Mar. 22, China now has only 5300 active cases; 1/10th of what it was a month ago. New cases today? 39 Think of it. 39 in a population of 1.5 billion.
    This light at the end of the tunnel is not reported. Doom and gloom sells better. But as soon as the stock market gets wind of it, it will shoot back up again. So if there was ever a time to invest, its now. Just not in toilet paper.

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      Andy Rowlands

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      I have been making the same points about China in the last few days, and almost everyone tells me either the Worldometer stats are wrong, or some such other argument. Here in the UK we have but 20 critical cases, with the other 99% rated as ‘mild’, yet the government is shutting the entire country down, with the inevitable multiple company bankruptcies and many thousands losing their jobs. Some are even claiming the death toll will be more than the 1918 Spanish flu, which killed up to 50 million. I find that frankly ridiculous.

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        JDHuffman

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        Governments are shutting down everything, believing they are “saving” us.

        We’d be better off if all governments would shut down….

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          George Affleck

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          Haha – agree entirely

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        George Affleck

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        They keep telling me China is lying. They are not that stupid. They know their economy relies on not being the bad guy in the world.

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    George Affleck

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    Haha – agree entirely

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    Jerry Krause

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    Hi Folks,

    Governments are doing what has been done because the prediction was this ‘disease’ could result in what historically has happened before. So to prevent this possibility they have shutdown the much of the world’s economic activity in the hope that millions of people would not die as the result of this disease. This experiment is less than 3 months old and maybe its working.

    But the other maybe it was not going to happen if nothing was done, Given what has happened during these three months can we deny that people have died, who maybe would not have died from a common cold or ‘common’ flu. It seems most agree that this ‘flu’ is different than any before.

    If this event ends with few direct deaths caused by this disease, we can never claim that what was tried worked. For we can never know what would have happened without the extreme shutdown of ‘common’ human activity.

    This is why Einstein stated: “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; as single experiment can prove me wrong.”

    So, if we (the world) had not done anything special because of this ‘new’ disease and discovered that millions did die, we would have discovered that those who predicted that this would not happen, were absolutely wrong. This was an experiment which many of the world’s leaders decided not try this time.

    And anyone who does not understand what I have just reviewed, does not seem to be too intelligent as they dismiss Einstein’s intelligence.

    Have a good day, Jerry

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        Moffin

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        Vacuous Cheese
        Propionibacterium uses the lactic acid which is produced by other bacteria, and produces carbon dioxide gas; the gas slowly forms bubbles which makes the holes. The holes of the cheese are called the “eyes”, and a Swiss cheese which does not have holes is called a “blind” cheese.
        Einstein enjoyed Swiss cheese.

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    John Doran

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    A fine article, thank you.

    I’m extremely dubious of anything so hugely hyped by our fake news MSM & dumb govts.
    & that applies to both viruses & vaccines.
    http://www.needtoknow.news
    & 2nd article down on right hand side:
    First peer-reviewed study shows vaccinated kids vs unvaccinated.
    Vaccinated kids show higher sickness levels & 470% increased autism.

    This site is G. Edward Griffin’s. He wrote The Creature From Jeckyll Island, exposing the con which set up the Fed & much more.

    How does this Coronapanic we are being force fed tie into the anti-human, anti-progress Malthusian & Darwinian agenda of our multi-billionaire owned deep state?
    Book, by PhD nuclear engineer Robert Zubrin: Merchants Of Despair.
    Zubrin has 9 patents, granted or pending.
    JD.

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