Is COVID-19 a Fraud? No, but the logic and lack of science behind the governing decisions sure are.
What? Only six (6) percent of so-called Covid deaths are uniquely Covid? And the other 94 percent???
Consider that the CDC reports that only six (6) percent of so-called Covid deaths are unique to Covid. The other 94 percent of so-called Covid deaths include nearly four additional causes. According to the CDC, “For 6% of these deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 3.8 additional conditions or causes per death.”
Therefore, we know with certainty that Covid could be the primary, secondary, or tertiary cause of death in 94 percent of the so-called Covid deaths. What is the breakdown of primary, secondary, or tertiary for those 94 percent? That information is readily available from the hospitals and insurance companies but does not seem to be publicly available. Why not? What is it that they don’t want us to know? Could it be that 94 percent of the so-called Covid deaths are people who died WITH Covid rather than OF Covid?
(Note: During the 1990s, I worked in the medical insurance business. I did reporting and analysis of ICD-9 diagnostic codes routinely for the clinicians. Those diagnostic codes identified medical conditions as primary, secondary, or tertiary. Back in my old job, I could have quickly and easily run a report to get that information.)
Are Masks Effective? No, but many find them humiliating, insulting, offensive, and degrading.
Mask mandates reduced case growth between zero and 1.8 percent, and COVID death rates by .7 and 1.9 percent, with an increase in deaths 21-40 days after the mandate went into effect. Indoor dining bans decreased case growth between .1 and .4 percent with an increase in cases in four time periods the bans were implemented. Restaurant bans were associated with a slight growth in COVID mortality.
Additionally, consider this from the CDC:
Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids. There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.
From the Daily Mail: Face masks in public places are not necessary, based on all the current evidence,’ said Coen Berends, spokesman for the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. ‘There is no benefit and there may even be negative impact.
“The evidence for them is contradictory. In general, we think you must be careful with face masks because they can give a false sense of security. People think they’re immune from disease or stop social distancing. That is very negative.”
“The World Health Organization has also been skeptical, warning that ‘widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high-quality or direct scientific evidence.”
Yeah, that’s because all of the studies show mask efficacy to be negligible.
What happened when Texas repealed their mask mandate?
According to this National Review article: “Since ending the statewide mask mandate, Texas rate of new cases per day has dropped, as has the number of active cases, while the rate of deaths per day increased slightly.”
The following are my conclusions. They are based on the analysis of the experts :
For a healthy person, wearing a mask does nothing to protect others and is potentially harmful to self. That said, a properly fit N-95 offers good protection against viruses for the person wearing it.
For symptomatic (coughing) people, wearing a mask is prudent and there is a very slim chance that it may reduce some virus expulsion. The studies show a less than two percent efficacy.
For some (Governor DeWine), wearing a mask is about freedom.
For others, wearing a mask promotes fear.
Many feel that any requirement to wear a mask is offensive, humiliating, degrading, and a violation of civil liberties.
The science shows that the effectiveness of mask mandates are negligible and laughable. That also explains why only government could create such an idiotic policy. And then, political leaders wonder why we think they’re so stupid.
As a final thought on masks, my research has concluded that they are just as effective as a training bra on a prepubescent girl. It’s for social purposes.
Still having doubts? Watch this three minute video of Dr. Ted Noel.
Are Business Restrictions Effective?
According to this story in The Epoch Times, “Research Suggests Lockdowns Didn’t Reduce COVID Deaths.“
“A review of data from 87 regions worldwide found that in about 98 percent of the comparisons, there was no evidence that lockdowns reduced the number of COVID-19 deaths.”
“If the lockdowns saved millions of lives, most people would feel they could be justified… Increasingly, research is confirming that lockdowns, in fact, were largely ineffective in reducing deaths from COVID-19.”
According to Newsweek, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, recently said that COVID-19 lockdowns are the “biggest public health mistake we’ve ever made…The harm to people is catastrophic.“
From Nature.com: “In conclusion, using this methodology and current data, in ~ 98% of the comparisons using 87 different regions of the world we found no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home.”
The Great Barrington Declaration: “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health”, states the declaration. “Keeping the measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed…our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.”
Do lockdowns have a successful history against infectious diseases? “Basic epidemiological theory indicates that lockdowns do not reduce the total number of cases in the long run and have never in history led to the eradication of a disease. At best, lockdowns delay the increase of cases for a finite period and at great cost.” This same document has an extensive Q&A for those wanting more information.
If all of that is not enough, consider this article from the Associated Press: Virus tolls similar despite governors’ contrasting actions
Nearly a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the nation’s first statewide shutdown because of the coronavirus, masks remain mandated, indoor dining and other activities are significantly limited, and Disneyland remains closed.
By contrast, Florida has no statewide restrictions. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has prohibited municipalities from fining people who refuse to wear masks. And Disney World has been open since July.
Despite their differing approaches, California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates.
I’m not a statistician and I’m thinking back to my college probability classes, but I’m going to attempt to explain this in simple terms:
When you consider probabilities of Event A, Event B, and Event C all happening, that is a calculable probability given accurate data.
Start with a universe of nearly 12 million people (Ohio’s population). Considering the size of the population relative to the number of infected people; the odds of an asymptomatic person being infected are slim. Furthermore, the odds of that person spreading it are slimmer. Hence, the DeWine business restrictions and mask requirements are simply absurd.
Conclusion: With an efficacy rate of less than two percent, mask requirements and business restrictions are a result of epic governmental incompetence.
Ohio Coronavirus Portal
At first glance, Ohio’s portal and associated dashboard displays no information that has any relevance. It shows a lot of cumulative data designed to elicit fear and justify incompetent governing. Digging into the key metrics shows that Covid hospitalizations are near zero percent throughout Ohio. But Governor DeWine wants you to focus on the cumulative number of cases (which includes “probable cases”). That number exceeds 1 million. I have a few questions regarding those million cases:
- How many are false positives?
- How many are current cases? Answer: The 21 day average of reported and “probable” cases is 1,617 out of 11.7 million people. That’s 0.01 percent of Ohio’s population. In other words, one one-hundredth of one percent.
- How many are asymptomatic?
- How many have mild symptoms?
- How many are at home on the couch?
Governor DeWine also wants you to focus on the cumulative number of so-called Covid deaths. As of this writing, that number is 18,609.
- How many of those deaths are with Covid rather than from Covid?
- How many of them are embellished due to the Medicare 20 percent financial incentive?
- How many of them were in nursing homes or prisons?
From the Key Metrics, we know that:
- 52 percent of those deaths are people over 80 years old.
- 79 (52+27) percent of those deaths are people over 70 years old.
- 93 (52+27+14) percent of those deaths are people over 60 years old.
And the survival rate for Covid victims by age band:
- 80+ is 81.3 percent
- 70-79 is 92.8 percent
- 60-69 is 97.8 percent
- 50-59 is 99.4 percent
- 40-49 is 99.8 percent
- 30-39 is 99.9 percent
- 20-29 is virtually 100 percent
- 0-19 is virtually 100 percent
- Data is as of March 30, 2021 and extracted from Coronavirus.Ohio.gov
Based on the statistics, we know that the working age population (at least for those under age 60) is at a greater risk of being a traffic accident fatality rather than a Covid death. Therefore, does all of this justify the draconian measures that Governor DeWine has taken against the economy and against the people of Ohio?
Are the Vaccines Experimental?
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines are not yet approved by the FDA. The FDA has given them “Emergency Use Authorization” (EUA) only. According to the FDA, “Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.”
Multiple news outlets including the Associated Press for example, describe the EUA as follows: “During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other medical products. The first vaccines to get the provisional green light in the U.S. are almost certain to be made available under this process, known as emergency use authorization.”
It’s interesting to note that according to Life Site News, “Nearly half of healthcare workers have declined coronavirus shots.”
Were any of the vaccines developed by using the tissue of aborted babies or “fetal cell lines”?
The answer to this question depends on the exact wording of the question.
Yes. “Fetal cell lines” were used to develop the AstraZeneca and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The babies were originally killed 50 years ago and their corpses have been used in scientific research ever since. However, the manufacturers claim that their vaccines contain no fetal tissue or fetal cells.
According to this USAToday article, “When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines, at least five candidates undergoing clinical trials use fetal-derived cell lines: from China’s CanSino Biologics, the University of Oxford partnered with AstraZeneca, Janssen (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), the University of Pittsburgh and California-based ImmunityBio.”
And this from KHOU-11,
Dr. William Moss, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins, said the AstraZeneca vaccine is derived from an adenovirus grown in a kidney cell line that came from a fetus aborted in 1972, but does not contain fetal cells itself. To be clear, he said, the cell line did not grow directly in fetal tissue. Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins, said the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is manufactured similarly and also does not contain fetal cells. Monkeys were used in research and safety testing of the vaccines.
Is it true that deaths from all causes in 2020 are about the same as 2019?
I kept hearing that and presented the question to the Facebook community. I asked for links to data to verify or refute the claim. After several hours of research, I pieced together enough data to prove the statement false. Then I started looking for affirmation of my conclusion.
I’m no fan of Snopes, but before reading their analysis, I came to the same conclusion and, interestingly, in the same way. That methodology is here.
Current CDC mortality reports for 2020, show that the deaths per 100,000 population in the US has increased by about 17 percent over 2019. Although Covid is clearly a major factor, it is unclear to what degree. (Deaths from suicide and drug overdoses due to government policy of isolation and depression are also significant factors.)
Based on my findings, I anticipate a substantial drop in the death rate in 2021 and 2022 to below 2019 levels. This is because the would-be 2021 and 2022 deaths have accelerated into 2020 and 2021.
Private Citizen Affidavits (PCAs)
The September and October 2020 editions of The Becker Report explains much of the detail. The 25 counties that I know of where PCAs have been filed or delivered per ORC 2935.09(D) are: Adams, Allen, Ashtabula, Belmont. Brown, Butler, Clermont, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Highland, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Richland, Summit, Union, Warren, Washington, and Wood Counties. Only 63 more to go!
The purpose of these is to seek out a judge or prosecutor willing to perform his clear legal duty as described in ORC 2935.10(A) and either issue an arrest warrant or launch an investigation into the charges outlined in the PCA against Governor DeWine.
BeckerGOP YouTube Channel
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
President Trump at CPAC (94 minutes)
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem at CPAC (26 minutes)
PragerU: What Is Identity Socialism? (5 minutes)
PragerU: I Used To Be Antifa (5 minutes)
PragerU: Did Capitalism Save Communist China? (6 minutes)
PragerU: Stories of Us: Amala Ekpunobi (8 minutes)
CDC study proves that masks have a negligible effect on the spread of Covid. Less than two percent. (17 minutes)
PragerU: Understanding Ayn Rand (5 minutes)
Dr. Simone Gold – The Truth About Covid-19 and The Covid-19 Vaccine (51 minutes)
April 5, 2021
Union Township GOP meeting at the Union Twp Civic Center at 7 PM.
April 15, 2021
Clermont County GOP endorsement meeting at Norlyn Manor in Batavia at 7 PM.
April 24, 2021
Western Clermont County Republican Club cornhole tournament at starting at 6 PM at American Legion Post 72 (in Mt. Carmel).
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