First off, let us assure you that the last thing we’re communicating here is the notion that CoViD-19 is not a dangerous threat, or that people should dismiss the severity of the situation. Our team became personally associated with a fatality that occurred over the 28 March weekend in a major city that occurred as a direct result of exposure to the virus. So we’re not trying to deny the existence of the virus, downplay how deadly it really might be, or encourage anyone to act recklessly in this uncertain moment.
But at the same time, there’s also no denying that powerful people are exploiting the fear that this crisis is creating, for a whole range of reasons. And the trillions of dollars being pumped into Wall Street, while renters and homeowners get the shaft once again, served as one of the early indicators of this fact. That our federal government had no clear plan made the crisis undeniably worse. And now that the United States is reported to have more cases than any other country on earth means America is primed to experience the lion’s share of fear, especially since tens of millions of Americans don’t have health coverage, millions more stand to lose their benefits when they become unemployed, and still millions more are staring down the barrel of homelessness when they fail to make rent on April 1st. The virus has infected many, but the fear associated with it has infected everyone.
The fact that coroners are overwhelmed to the point of re-purposing ice skating rinks to deal with the avalanche of bodies piling up in Spain confirms that people are dying and the threat is very real. Our point, is that the .01% are using the crisis to enrich themselves to the detriment of the American people, the US Constitution, and the common good.
The media are making the crisis worse by reporting this situation in ways that just don’t make sense. And the numbers of deaths are proving the most significant engine of that confusion. As of this writing, we’re told that total recorded cases of CoViD-19 have climbed to 601,536, with 27,441 deaths.
But where are those statistics coming from and how are they being calculated?
The fact remains that our corporate media have a vested interest in spreading fear like a virus to boost ratings and maximize advertising revenue. Remember that during Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the CEO of CBS admitted that his presidential run “may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS!”
The mainstream media aren’t staffed by journalists. They serve as the Public Relations arm of the ownership class, manipulating public opinion to serve their own interests instead of what they’re supposed to do, which is provide accurate information to the public. Because a well-informed electorate is necessary for a functioning democracy.
Nevertheless, bits of truth still manage to slip through the cracks from time to time, which is why Bloomberg recently admitted that 99% of Italians who have died were already suffering from unrelated life-threatening illnesses:
Yes, people are dying. But every single year 646,000 humans die from the seasonal flu on this planet. Yet somehow, every single year previous to this one, we’ve managed to keep society from grinding to a halt.
Furthermore, nobody knows how many people actually have the virus, so the numbers peddled by the corporate media that are inciting waves of uproarious panic around the globe simply cannot be accurate.
Because how can anyone possibly know what the death ratios really are when the chaotic circumstances of the situation creates countless incentives for people to conceal their symptoms?
For starters, people have to pay rent and they know that getting quarantined might cost them their homes if they’re unable to earn wages. Most wage earners do not have paid sick leave and can’t afford to take a day off, let alone a week, let alone several weeks. This is why an Amazon assistant manager recently discovered several sick employees who tested positive for CoViD-19 but were still at work despite their deathly appearance. Christian Smalls, who manages the Staten Island Amazon facility “JFK8” describes the reason they were still on the job:
“Because Amazon is not offering paid sick leave. They’re offering unlimited unpaid time off, which is ridiculous because people shouldn’t be forced to sit at home without getting paid for choosing to be safe in quarantine..”
Next, more than 30 million Americans were already uninsured prior to this crisis. More than 68,000 Americans die every year from a lack of health insurance, which constitutes an ongoing pandemic for the poor and working classes that the media and political classes historically have never paid any attention to. Hence the growing popularity for Medicare-For-All. As the Guardian reports, millions are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic because it’s tied to their employment status.
And even people who do have health insurance often receive coverage through their employment, which they risk losing if they get laid off or fired. More often than not, those insurance policies come with huge deductibles, which means that people will be reluctant to be tested and hesitate to be identified, which in-turn exacerbates the virus’ undetected spread.
Finally, undocumented immigrants are afraid to go into medical facilities because doing so might result in detention, deportation, or worse.
The point is, there is NO WAY to know how many cases there are of any Coronavirus because countless citizens have every reason to conceal their symptoms. Therefore, it is impossible to know what the death ratio is. So no one can honestly publish death rate percentages because they can’t possibly know how many people are actually infected by any Corona-class virus!
It seems recklessly irresponsible for the media to report and repeat death-toll statistics, especially considering that antiviral medications getting prescribed to patients (namely Ribavirin) can cause anemia, which can be life-threatening for people with heart conditions or circulation problems. But if those people die from the associated “side effects” of the drugs, they’re included in the CoViD-19 casualty statistics. And as the numbers continue to climb the panic will grow.
Even Yahoo Finance acknowledged this reality when determining how Germany’s death toll is so low compared to Italy:
“Making direct comparisons between national mortality rates can be misleading, not just because of recording lags and different methodologies on reporting cases and deaths, but also because of the extent of testing. The more aggressively a country tests for coronavirus, the more cases of mild infections will be found and recorded in the statistics, which pushes the fatality percentage rate down.”
But that’s not the only reason for the disparity between Germany and Italy. It turns out Italian officials are actually lying about their death numbers.
Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health, Professor Walter Ricciardi, confirms that the Italian government are inflating their Coronavirus fatality numbers.
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.
“On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,” he says.
Christopher Kohls corroborates that the Italians have been irresponsibly overstating their fatalities by orders of magnitude.
“Recently a friend of ours told us that they have a relative in Italy who died of cancer. But the official cause of death was listed as “Coronavirus”. The family was confused. Their grandmother didn’t have Coronavirus. She had cancer. She had been sick for a long time. They knew she was nearing the end. It seemed almost disrespectful to list her death inaccurately. When they asked the doctor why the death was listed as Coronavirus, they were told, because they needed to get the numbers up.
“Now, I was a bit skeptical of this story at first as it was a third or fourth hand account… So I started looking into it. And it’s true. Italian medical workers are inflating their Coronavirus death numbers”
Perhaps this helps explain why Italian authorities have gone completely off the deep end, threatening to deploy police with flamethrowers against graduation parties and other gatherings that congregate in defiance of social distancing protocols.
The media will continue to artificially balloon “case figures” with asymptomatic carriers while claiming that this is just the beginning; that more deaths are imminent; that the end is nigh. And the subsequent panic can then be used as an excuse to quarantine the U.S. Constitution.
But reporters who demonstrate an authentic commitment to journalism continue to be accused of ‘minimizing’ the danger as a way of bullying them into shutting up about these inconvenient facts and skewed numbers that simply don’t add up.
Again, this is not to dismiss the very real dangers that exist in the world, of course. But the media’s statistics seem like propaganda when the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) themselves corroborate the fact that the seasonal flu is more than twice as deadly as CoViD-19, according to their own numbers.
The most frustrating aspect of this entire situation is that it’s difficult to know what is real because the reporting is all over the map, which worsens the crisis by suggesting that there might not be anything to worry about. Granted, it’s an unfolding situation, we don’t have all the facts yet, and nobody’s perfect. But the uncertainty created by the conflicting information from official sources makes the everything unequivocally worse.
Because fear is the currency of control.
Fear is useful for frightening a population into demanding protection from the “authorities”, for we will accept anything that is done in the name of ‘protecting’ us, including suspending the Constitution, muzzling dissidents, indefinitely detaining American citizens, bypassing courts, quarantining communities, outlawing religious gatherings, prohibiting political assemblies, shutting down entire industries, manipulating the economy, reshaping financial markets, eliminating cash, replacing it with a digital currency, indefinitely detaining American citizens without trial, suspending the statute of limitations, terminating habeas corpus, and ultimately determining who should live or die.
And if Social Distancing is really a matter of such grave importance, then why are the Secret Service allowing crowds of bloated bureaucrats to literally huddle around the President of the United States at every press conference, especially when many of the individuals within those crowds are coughing and shaking hands? Isn’t the president over the age of 60, and thus part of the “highly vulnerable” population?
And why did so many government and Wall Street insiders sell off literally billions in stocks during the weeks and months leading up to this crisis? Could it be that they have access to a different information stream than the rest of us? Could it be that they knew a game-changer was coming down the pike? And could it have anything to do with the Event 201 pandemic scenario that began on October 18, 2019, during the weeks directly preceding the global shutdown?
Now is the time to boost your immune system naturally by ingesting foods and supplements rich in Vitamins D, A and C, (but especially Vitamin D) while also practicing good hygiene and self care. But it is also absolutely essential that we pay very close attention to how the rulers are using manufactured panic to tighten their stranglehold on society. Because if we don’t, the society we return to will be unrecognizable from the one we left behind.
We’ve asserted since the beginning of the shutdowns that this situation wouldn’t be resolving itself any time soon, and we remain suspicious that things will “return to normal” following the coming Easter weekend as Trump is promising now. If the authorities were up front with everyone about the possibility of shutting down the economy for the next 18 months, there might be some blowback. So they instead announce the shut down in a piecemeal fashion, two weeks at a time, imposing ever-greater restrictions at every turn. Incrementalism is the name of the game. Because frogs that realize they’re being boiled to death tend to leap out of the pan.
“If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” ~Romans 8:25