Shock! Israeli Study Reveals COVID19 Lockdown Was Pointless

Written by Marina Medvin

Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel of Tel Aviv University, who also serves on the research and development advisory board for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, plotted the rates of new coronavirus infections of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Spain.

The numbers told a shocking story: irrespective of whether the country quarantined like Israel, or went about business as usual like Sweden, coronavirus peaked and subsided in the exact same way. In the exact, same, way. His graphs show that all countries experienced seemingly identical coronavirus infection patterns, with the number of infected peaking in the sixth week and rapidly subsiding by the eighth week.

The Wuhan Virus follows its own pattern, he told Mako, an Israeli news agency. It is a fixed pattern that is not dependent on freedom or quarantine. “There is a decline in the number of infections even [in countries] without closures, and it is similar to the countries with closures,” he wrote in his paper.

“Is the coronavirus expansion exponential? The answer by the numbers is simple: no. Expansion begins exponentially but fades quickly after about eight weeks,” Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel concluded.

The reason why coronavirus follows a fixed pattern is yet unknown. “I have no explanation,” he told Mako, “There are is kinds of speculation: maybe it’s climate-related, maybe the virus has its own life cycle.”

But what about Italy and their staggering 12% mortality rate? “The health system in Italy has its own problems. It has nothing to do with coronavirus. In 2017 it also collapsed because of the flu,” Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel told the news agency.

Indeed, Italy’s exceptionally high coronavirus mortality rate is eerily reminiscent of their unusually high flu mortality rates. Supportive of this theory, Germany, has low flu infection and mortality rates and similarly low coronavirus rates.

Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel concludes in his analysis summary paper that the data from the past 50 days indicates that the closure policies of the quarantine countries can be replaced by more moderate social distancing policies. The numbers simply do not support quarantine or economic closure.

On the reasonableness of Israel’s unprecedented quarantine and closure, he commented to the news agency, “I think it’s mass hysteria. I have no other way to describe it. 4,500 people die each year from the flu in Israel because of complications, so close the country because of that? No. I don’t see a reason to do it because of a lower-risk epidemic.”

While the American policies remain less restrictive than those of Israel, it is important to understand the origins of our own “mass hysteria” response. President Trump urged a strong coronavirus response after consulting with Dr. Fauci and his team, who relied on a British model predicting 2.2 million deaths in the United States and 500,000 deaths in the U.K.

But that model was developed by Professor Neil Ferguson, who had a history of wildly overestimating death rates through his prediction models. Professor Ferguson was not known for his reliability, and his 2001 disease model was criticized as “not fit for purpose” after it predicted that up to 150,000 people could die in the U.K. from mad cow disease (177 deaths to date).

Ferguson’s U.K. coronavirus deaths prediction is now down to 20,000 people, 4% of the original prediction.

Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel has mathematically shown us that coronavirus closures were a mistake. It’s a tough reality. Americans lost their jobs and businesses went under because the United States, along with most first world nations, acted on the chilling predictions of a severely flawed model, a reading of Professor Ferguson’s tarot cards. Hindsight is 20/20, so we have to be realistic with our criticism.

President Trump did not want 2.2 million Americans to die and did what he thought was necessary to save our lives, relying on a model his advisors told him was trustworthy. It’s done. It happened. But it doesn’t mean that he should continue the course.

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Comments (6)

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    JaKo

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    “Hindsight is 20/20, so we have to be realistic with our criticism. Why, aren’t we still in ‘2020’?
    There could be one excuse for the Chinese — overreacting over then Unknown (e.g. WMD, Home-made leak, Wuhan military games ‘accident’ … ?)
    There could be perhaps even a second excuse for the Iranians…
    However, Italy, Spain, France etc — the rest of EU; they could not hope for any excuse as they had 300k casualties (dead) in 2017 seasonal flu epidemic, while in this 2020 COVID-19 “Pandemic” EU so far accumulated below 90k (~86,819 @ 20:20 Zulu)…
    So there must have been another consideration for this “First-World Lock-Down” nonsense; I don’t know what it was — I just hope it wasn’t created to have something to hide behind / blame for in the coming pandemic econ-collapse, due to the utter greed+incompetence of our “elites” aka ‘Plutocrats’ aka ‘the 1%.’
    In that case, as per ST-TNG Q: “May whatever god you believe in have mercy on your soul.”

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    jerry krause

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    Hi JaKo,

    Have you questioned how the data studied by this professor when we question the validity of the any ones data by its limited test results?

    I question how it is that I continue to not hear common mention of the new swine virus disease which wiped out almost 50% of China’s swine head during 2019. And that this has been no secret. So I one thing I claim to know is that which I seldom read.

    This is just as true about the data which several large USA projects which have been measured for two decades. I have been told by someone (sorry I do not remember) that is because the data conflicts with what certain people think and broadcast. It is very, very hard (difficult) for many people to admit that they were wrong.’

    Or even to admit that there can be absolutely wrong answers to some questions even if real scientists cannot claim there are no absolutely correct answers to all scientific ideas (theories).

    Have a good day, Jerry

    Have a good day, Jerry

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      JaKo

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      Hi Jerry et All,
      I think Prof. Israel didn’t bother with proportionality of the tests (which are, by now, grossly misleading anyway), he just compared what the governments churned-up (for that a good site is World-O-Meter (from where I compiled my EU data)
      OTOH: Swine flu, (not the human H1N1 outbreak of 2009, which should be called the “Mexican Flu” — no offense) may be a real mass attack by a possibly foreign entity via “proxy” on the Chinese pork industry — I’m not in this “blame game” so I can’t comment either way on that.
      As to an admission to being wrong — this site is well accustomed to that — ask Dr. Ball!
      BTW #2 + OTOH
      There was a notion, that SARS-CoV-1 could not be vaccinated against, as it did permit re-infection. Wow, and not only that, but re-infection with higher mortality. If anything like this is shown in the “qualities” of our SARS-CoV-2 (causing COVID-19), we’re not only screwed by the virus but, uncle Billy would create a new holocaust by “inventing COVID-19 vaccine.”
      So, tell me (anybody), if this happens to be the case, is there a chance that this “Chinese Flu” is really “Chinese?” What I mean, is it really likely it would “evolve” on its own???
      Hey, you take care Jerry and safe journey through this mess to you and your family!

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    jerry krause

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    Hi JaKo,

    Must answer your question: “What I mean, is it really likely it would “evolve” on its own???

    Certainly!!! For I read: The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.” (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html)

    I have to believe this, don’t I???

    Have a good day, Jerry

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    Roslyn Ross

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    Israel closing down allows the Government to quietly continue its oppression of non-Jews in Occupied Palestine and the continued colonisation of that country.

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    Jim S Smith

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    I DO believe there were a few other fairly late studies that arrived at pretty close to the same conclusion: This whole social-experiment was nothing more than that – “Social Experimentation”.

    Of course,

    There is nothing new about this concept of manipulating the masses. Tyrants of all sorts, throughout human history, have engaged in many different forms of "social engineering" by whatever means or devices available to them at those times. It also comes part and parcel with past socialist thinkers like Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Sigmund Freud, Baron von Munchhausen, Nicolo Machiavelli, Thomas Malthus, and a great many others. "Social experimentation" has been a hugely popular science of its own to the many "main-stream" politicians and "experts", with Igor Pavlov being one of the foremost researchers in this field. There was even a developing philosophy to be applied towards supporting these social-conditioning projects.

    The United States' own "Operation Mockingbird", being an outgrowth extension of "MK Ultra", "MK Monarch", and many other hidden "black-budget" research projects. "Pandemics" obviously fit the bill nicely, as they are considered by most - to be the scariest and most horrifying of catastrophes to strike any populace. Due to their mysterious and almost God-like "shock-and-awe" factor, pandemics are a favorite tool of fear to be effectively used by tyrants. What also helps make pandemics so scary, is the general public’s genuine ignorance in the real science behind them, or even the general apathy, as encouraged by many of our “public institutions”, which keeps them disinterested in learning more on their own.

    When the wariness of the Post-Sept. 11th "Acts" was beginning to wear off, and the fear of "Climate Change" was becoming passe', it was becoming obvious to the social-manipulators, that to save their anemically-weak (and nearly moribund) progress and support towards global governance, that they needed a "new big, bad bogeyman" in which to rally The People towards their proposed solutions. The media did its part in facilitating that "manufactured public consent" by continuing to plug fear, panic, and feelings of helplessness into the minds of the general public. - This is very old hat! In particular, Edward Bernays was instrumental in using the television media (shortly thereafter, the print media) to “shape the public perception”.

    This also why I decided to write an extensive article (more like a comprehensive research paper) to expose all of this! The time taken is well worth it, especially if it can help retrieve the lost values of a once-great American culture – free of anyone person’s control and slanting of it, that is.

    Jim S.

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