“Poor man wants to be rich
Rich man wants to be king
And a king ain’t satisfied until he rules everything”
– Bruce Springsteen
One year ago, China started circulating photographs of people dropping dead in the streets, and the survivors wearing hazmat suits.
They also circulated pictures showing people being locked down in their homes.
Propaganda was widely circulated implying that COVD-19 had killed 21 million people in China.
This propaganda was reported 24×7 by cable news and led to mass panic. Government leaders now had an excuse to suspend all civil liberties and lock people in their homes. I returned from a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica to this insanity in Boulder, Colorado.
It only took two weeks of propaganda to get Americans to lose their minds and demand an end to 245 years of unprecedented freedom.
These sorts of pandemics come in waves, and end in herd immunity. The 1918-1919 flu pandemic had a death rate hundreds of times higher than COVID-19. It killed 3% of the world’s population, compared with less than 0.03% for COVID-19.
Like the 1918-1919 pandemic, COVID-19 came in three waves.
The behavior of viruses has been well understood since 1840, when William Farr documented the herd immunity curve for the British government.
But prior to the election, social media and the press kept saying that herd immunity is mass murder.
One month ago, the World Health Organization said herd immunity won’t happen, even with a vaccine.
And now, the story has changed to herd immunity by April.
Even Twitter is pushing herd immunity.
Last March, experts predicted 2.2 million deaths for the US, 510,000 for the UK and between 52,000 and 183,000 by the end of June 2020 in Sweden. These models and Dr. Fauci convinced President Trump to accept the lockdowns which destroyed the economy ahead of the election, and kept him from winning by a huge margin.
Experts said we needed “fifteen days to flatten the curve” – which has now surpassed 330 days.
I realized as soon as these models were released that they were nonsensical and were being used to destroy the economy ahead of the election. The data out of Italy and New York did not support the idea that this virus was a huge threat to the general population. COVID-19 had an average age of death identical to the average age of death from all other causes, with the vast majority of deaths had multiple co-morbidities.
Sweden didn’t give in to this propaganda campaign, was targeted because their success without lockdowns exposed the big lie.
Models mispredicted Sweden’s deaths by a factor of 10-40X.
The graph below compares model forecasts for Sweden in red, versus what actually occurred.
Unfortunately President Trump didn’t fire Dr. Fauci, gave in to the propaganda, and was acting like a deer staring at the headlights. I realized that this was going to bring his administration down and was working very hard to get accurate information out ahead of the election.Fauci knew that HCQ was effective, but claimed the opposite after President Trump starting promoting it. His NIH published this report in 2005.
“Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread”
I also realized this propaganda campaign was the implementation of the Green New Deal, which has been confirmed over and over again since the election. “Build back better” became the motto of almost every government and meant “Green New Deal.”
Climate skeptics were calling me up last March and April and telling me that I was right about climate, but wrong about the virus. Millions of people were going to die and we were going to be like China. They told me that 21 million people had disappeared in China due to COVID-19. They told me that I was going to get COVID-19, because I spent several weeks during March and April last year at the home of an ICU nurse at Nebraska’s largest regional hospital. But she told me what was really going on, and how a Holocaust was occurring in New York nursing homes and hospitals. Nursing homes were being infected and hospitals were using incorrect treatments which were killing people.
Lots of dead bodies were needed to create panic and Cuomo provided them. I tried explaining this at the time, but most people were too panicked to listen. I wish I had done more to educate the public at the time, but was being pressured not to.
Having said this, I expect the herd immunity story to get buried – because vaccine companies are depending on hundreds of billions of dollars in sales.
via Real Climate Science
February 21, 2021 at 09:24AM