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COVID-19 Panic Mongering―Faulty Math and Shoddy Science

October 21, 2020 | Ronnie Cummins

Organic Consumers Association

With mounting evidence and increasing certainty, a growing number of independent scientistsinvestigators and now lawyers have begun to deconstruct and critique the “official story” on the origins, nature, dangers, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “official story,” dogmatically upheld by the Chinese government and military, Big Pharma, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mass media and the tech giants is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged “naturally” from nature and then inexplicably jumped the species barrier from bats into humans, precipitating the most serious and deadly epidemic since the Spanish Flu one hundred years ago, which infected one third of the world’s population at the time, and killed up to 50 million people.

According to establishment virologists and gene engineers (who get their money from military biodefense programs, government funding and Big Pharma), a relatively innocuous and heretofore non-contagious coronavirus somehow jumped “naturally” from bats into humans and then quickly mutated into a deadly killer, leaving behind no biological or epidemiological traces whatsoever of its rapid evolution.

Moreover, in a billion-to-one coincidence, this deadly viral mutation and ensuing epidemic emerged in the exact densely populated urban neighborhood (hundreds of miles from the nearest bat cave) in Wuhan, China where a series of controversial genetic engineering experiments involving the weaponization (euphemistically called gain-of-function experimentation) of coronaviruses were being conducted in several badly-managed, accident-prone labs.

Among the proponents of the official story are the Big Pharma-affiliated EcoHealth Allianceas well as a secretive and little-known network of U.S. military biowarfare/biodefense funders including DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

America’s military/Pharma complex has provided major funding for the Wuhan lab, the University of North Carolina (where scientists have weaponized SARS viruses), the Fort Detrick, Maryland military chemical and biological weapons lab, as well as several hundred other biomedical/biowarfare labs across the world. Another vocal proponent of the official story is the World Health Organization, the agency that was supposedly monitoring the accident-prone Wuhan lab. WHO’s major funders include China, the U.S. government and Bill Gates, along with Big Pharma drug and vaccine manufacturers.

Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus is so infectious and dangerous, the pandemic experts tell us, there are currently no existing drugs, treatment protocols, supplements, natural herbs, dietary or natural health practices that can strengthen our natural immune systems and protect us from serious illness, hospitalization or even death from the virus.

We have no alternative, young and old, healthy or seriously health-impaired, but to wear masks constantly, wash our hands incessantly, stay six feet or more apart and shut down schools, social gatherings, churches, businesses and entire economies. We have no choice, Big Government and Big Pharma tell us, but to stay home, obey authority and wait for Big Pharma or the Chinese government to deliver a “cure,” a magic vaccine, albeit inadequately tested, rushed to market, likely genetically engineered and designed to maximize corporate profits.

Don’t worry

Don’t worry that, after decades of massively funded research, Big Pharma has never been able to develop an effective vaccine for a coronavirus. Don’t worry that a genetically engineered vaccine designed to modify (perhaps permanently) human RNA has ever been allowed on the market. Don’t worry about the safety record and reckless, liability-free practices of the Big Pharma corporations who produce vaccines (Merck, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, BioNTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, et al).

Don’t worry about the fact that several of these Big Pharma giants are already selling billions of dollars of COVID-19 vaccines to governments and the military in secretive, no-bid contracts, even though none of these vaccines are being properly safety-tested before being rubber-stamped as safe and effective. Don’t worry that would-be digital dictators like Bill Gates, Silicon Valley surveillance capitalists and indentured, Pharma-funded politicians are floating proposals for mandatory vaccinations, mandatory tracing, vaccine passports and elimination of basic constitutional rights.

Don’t worry that biowarfare gene-engineers and lab technicians, hiding behind the excuse of biomedicine and vaccine research, are, at this very moment, weaponizing new viruses and bacteria (including combining deadly Anthrax bacteria with SARS-CoV-2 and aerosolizing the bird flu) in basically non-regulated and accident-prone labs.

And finally, don’t worry about the financial conflicts of interest and increasing violations of free speech that the major media networks and the internet giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and their subsidiaries are carrying out, marginalizing or totally censoring alternative information about the origins, nature, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

As an increasing number of investigators have pointed out, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which constitutes the economic elite in China, as well as the military, are hell-bent on global economic domination (as are many of their counterparts in the U.S.) and do not want the truth to come out that SARS-CoV-2 was genetically engineered (as part of a joint scientific effort by Chinese, U.S., Australian and French gene engineers and virologists).

The CCP wants to conceal the fact that the engineered SARS-CoVG-2 accidentally leaked out of one of their labs, since this would potentially expose China to economic and political blowback and trillions of dollars in economic liabilities.

Certainly the U.S. military and the CIA, along with other nations funding bioweapons experiments under the guise of biosafety or vaccine research, do not want to admit that the global biological arms race has now literally blown up in their (and our) faces. Nor does Donald Trump (or Dr. Fauci and the NIH) want the true story to come out, since the NIH-funded EcoHealth Alliance was providing money for the reckless gain-of-function research experimentation at the Wuhan lab.

But lest we blame it all on the Chinese military or Trump, we should keep in mind that this incredibly dangerous mad science, being funded right now at places like Fort Detrick, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina by the U.S. government and the military, has been going on ever since World War II. It’s been funded in turn by the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr and Obama administrations.

So it’s no wonder that the world’s elite, aided and abetted by virologists and gene engineers, Big Pharma and scientific journals such as Nature and Science do not want the truth to come out. As Antonio Regalado, the editor of the MIT Technology Review tweeted, “If it turned out COVID-19 came from a lab, it would shatter the scientific edifice top to bottom.” 

Without going into a full exposé of the lies and damn lies of the official story, beyond what we’ve already written (I’m writing a book on this right now), let’s look at several examples of the misleading math, shoddy statistics and questionable science behind the current narrative that is driving public policy and fueling public panic.

Conflating ‘cases’ with active infections

Perhaps the most obvious distortion (or alarming news, if you don’t seek out alternative information) that we hear every day is the claim that there are “increasing cases” of COVID-19 emerging in this or that city or part of the world, now even among the young. These are accompanied by ominous graphs always trending upward, with dire warnings of a “second wave” of mass hospitalizations and deaths if people don’t hunker down, obey authority and isolate themselves as thoroughly as they did in the early stages of the pandemic.

But, we need to ask ourselves, what do these experts and media outlets actually mean by an increasing number of “cases” of COVID-19? Do they mean that more people than ever are getting seriously ill and even “dying from or dying with” COVID-19? If so, why do official statistics from the CDC and other public health data bases show declining numbers of hospitalizations and death from COVID-19 across the U.S. and the world compared to earlier in the year? Or do they actually mean than more and more people, especially now young people, are being tested and ending up with so-called “positive test results?”

To be specific, aren’t these “experts” and media outlets really referring to the fact that more and more people are now being tested for live or dead fragments of RNA in their nasal passages or throats; molecular fragments, highly magnified millions of times in a lab (a PCR test) and, in fact, more highly magnified than the WHO recommends and, therefore, testing “positive?”

With this tactic, if you want to scare people more or tighten control more, all you have to do is carry out more tests, even on people who are young and healthy.

Or if, like China, you want to get on with business as usual and make it look like everything is under control, you simply stop testing people except for those exhibiting symptoms. In reality these lab tests may (or may not) indicate the presence or the former presence, of a coronavirus, though not necessarily the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as opposed to the common cold or other coronaviruses.

Aren’t these experts and media reports assuming that these nasal or throat swab fragments that test positive in a PCR test, will inevitably overcome the natural T-cell defenses of the immune system, even among the youth and healthy, penetrate the cells of the person, multiply and then cause them to get sick with symptoms such as fever, a cough or difficulty in breathing?

Tests are useful for clinical guidance, but they are not true indicators of active or potentially active and infective “cases” of COVID-19—and conflating “test positives” with actual “cases” (i.e. active infection) is nothing less than fear-mongering.

As former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson points out in his book “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns”:

“a ‘case’ of coronavirus points only to a positive test result showing someone has been infected. It does not mean that a person will become sick—much less that he or she will be hospitalized, need intensive care, or die.” (p. 20)

Utilizing imprecise PCR lab tests results on nasal and throat swabs samples as if they were true diagnostic tests and then categorizing the often false positive results of these PCR tests as COVID-19 cases, indicating active infections and sickness, is profitable for the manufacturers of PCR tests, vaccine companies, health care corporations and drives traffic and revenues to the internet giants and mass media, but it is no way presents a true picture of active infections, sickness, hospitalizations and deaths.

Class action lawsuits against fraudulent testing

In early October, an international team of class-action lawyers, led by Dr. Reiner Füllmich, announced that they will soon be filing massive lawsuits against a number of governments for utilizing imprecise, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) molecular, antigen and antibody tests—which generate huge profits for Big Pharma, vaccine and testing companies—and then knowingly using the data from these faulty tests to justify lockdowns and suspensions of basic civil liberties, resulting in massive damage to public health, businesses and citizens.

As Füllmich states, PCR tests, according to the leaflets that accompany the test kits, should not be considered true diagnostic tests for the presence of disease. PCR tests involve collecting fluid from the nose or throat of a person, placing this sample in an acidic solution that has been heated to high temperature, exposing its viral RNA and then amplifying this RNA fragment hundreds of millions of times to make the virus detectable.

But, he notes, in a statement issued on July 13, 2020 (p.38), that the CDC admits that PCR test results: (1) may not necessarily indicate the presence of an infectious virus; (2) may not prove that a SARS-CoV-2 fragment is the cause of clinical symptoms; and (3) nor can the PCR test rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.

A September 20, 2020 “Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media” reiterates some of the serious shortcomings of the PCR tests which are currently used to make the alarming claim that “cases” are rising across the U.S., Europe and the world:

“The use of the non-specific PCR test, which produces many false positives, showed an exponential picture. This test was rushed through with an emergency procedure and was never seriously self-tested. The creator expressly warned that this test was intended for research and not for diagnostics.

“The PCR test works with cycles of amplification of genetic material – a piece of genome is amplified each time. Any contamination (e.g. other viruses, debris from old virus genomes) can possibly result in false positives.

“The test does not measure how many viruses are present in the sample. A real viral infection means a massive presence of viruses, the so-called virus load. If someone tests positive, this does not mean that that person is actually clinically infected, is ill or is going to become ill [my emphasis].”

Since a positive PCR test does not automatically indicate active infection or infectivity, this does not justify the social measures taken, which are based solely on these tests.  

Conflating ‘dying with’ and ‘dying from’

Certainly older people (especially those 75 and older) and those with pre-existing, serious medical conditions are still getting seriously ill, with COVID-19 listed on their medical charts or death certificates along with a standard assortment of co-morbidities.

According to the CDC, 94 percent of death certificates for COVID-19 victims in the U.S. list a number of underlying health co-factors in their deaths, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, dementia and hypertension.

The truth is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is not so much a deadly plague in itself, but rather a viral trigger that aggravates and magnifies pre-existing, chronic medical conditions, what pathologists call “comorbidities.” SARS-CoV-2 is indeed dangerous, as is the seasonal flu, but mainly for those of advanced age in poor health or those suffering from serious and often multiple chronic diseases.

Almost half of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred in nursing homes in the U.S. and Europe. As Berenson points out (p.25):

“Coronavirus targets people at the end of their lives… many victims had only weeks or months to live. By the time they come to nursing homes, most people are very frail. A 2010 study in the ‘Journal of the American Geriatrics Society’ found that half of all people admitted to nursing homes died within five months of admission…”

Scary numbers of deaths

It is likely that 300,000 Americans will die in 2020, a yearly average of 822 per day, with COVID-19 listed on their death certificates, along with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, cancer, dementia and hypertension.

The COVID-19 death toll sounds tragic and alarming and indeed it is, but we need to keep these statistics in perspective. Two-thirds of COVID-19’s very elderly or chronically ill victims would likely have died from their pre-existing comorbidities over the next 1-2 years, even without COVID-19 as a biological trigger. 

Of the U.S. population of 328.2 million (2019), approximately 2.81 million die every year (7,671 per day). Out of these deaths approximately 1.2 million are 80 years old or older, with an average of 3,365 deaths per day of this age group. As Berenson, again, points out:

“From a practical point of view those deaths are unpreventable. Their timing is a function of the coronavirus, but their cause is underlying conditions such as cancer or heart disease or dementia. Meanwhile children and young adults are at minimal risk from the virus.” (p.11)

On October 14, WHO admitted that the COVID-19 infection rate is much lower than expected. As Mercola.com points out:

“A review of COVID-19 studies from the World Health Organization indicates that median COVID-19 infection fatality rates are only 0.23%—much lower than initially anticipated. Early data from China suggested a 3.4% fatality rate.”

The need for ‘focused protection’

As 7,000 doctors from around the world have recently pointed out, in the Great Barrington Declaration, we need “focused protection” of the most vulnerable to COVID-19 (the very elderly and those with serious pre-existing chronic illness) rather than panic and extreme measures, including lockdowns. Schools in particular need to be reopened.

Young people are 1,000 times less vulnerable than the elderly and those with serious pre-existing medical conditions to die from COVID-19. Those truly at risk (the elderly and those with serious pre-existing medical conditions) from COVID-19 as a viral trigger need to be protected and in some cases isolated from youth and everyone who might transmit the disease.

The most vulnerable—for example elderly teachers and other frontline workers should be able to work from home, or else receive their salary and early retirement—need to be protected even more carefully than ever. But lockdowns and school closures and creating mass unemployment and despair must be avoided.

Panic and lockdowns, in most cases, are now giving rise to more sickness, poverty, starvation, suicide and collateral damage than the pandemic itself, especially among those who cannot work from home, the working class and the poor.

This is especially true in economically impoverished, food-insecure areas in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Oxfam projects that up to 12,000 people a day (4.4 million) could die over the next year unless food, jobs and income become available for the world’s poor. In a press release earlier this year, Oxfam stated:

“121 million more people could be pushed to the brink of starvation this year as a result of the social and economic fallout from the pandemic including through mass unemployment, disruption to food production and supplies and declining aid.”

The inconvenient truth about COVID-19

The primary reason why so many consumers are chronically ill and susceptible to a virus like SARS-CoV-2 is that Big Food and Big Ag in the U.S. (and across the world) basically produce—and in fact are subsidized by governments to produce—what can only be described as junk food commodities. These junk foods and beverages, which make-up 60 percent or more of the calories in the typical American diet, are highly-processed, sugar and carb-laden, laced with pesticide, antibiotic and chemical residues. In toxic combination with the typical American’s overconsumption of factory-farmed meat and animal products, U.S. junk food diets are a literal prescription for chronic disease and premature death.

While acknowledging that we have to stop the reckless military/scientific genetic engineering that brought on this pandemic and global economic meltdown, media censorship and suspension of fundamental democratic rights, we also need to defend ourselves and our families by practicing “focused protection” and “focused social distancing,” from those at extreme risk.

But we also must change our diets, clean up the environment, offer early paid retirement to those front line elderly workers most at risk and collectively move away from the industrialized, degenerate food and farming system that sets up people for premature death and hospitalization from COVID-19.

The prevention and “cure” for chronic disease and premature death, the prevention and cure for preventing an aerosolized virus like SARS-CoV-2 from moving beyond your nasal passage or your throat into your cells, reproducing massively and making you seriously ill, is not likely to be a patented, for-profit vaccine, rushed to market, genetically engineered to transform your RNA and likely dangerous in terms of collateral damage to your health.

Your best bet for disease prevention and promotion of overall health is organic, regenerative, healthy food and a healthy lifestyle, complemented by appropriate nutritional supplements, herbs and natural health remedies.

Stay tuned for further information. And please sign and circulate our citizens petition to ban all biowarfare experimentation, including the weaponization of viruses and bacteria utilizing dangerous genetic engineering and synthetic biology practices.

Ronnie Cummins is co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Regeneration International, and the author of “Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Food, Farming, Climate and a Green New Deal.”

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