Facts and models
Recently in The Express there was an article headline: Wolf: Mask wearing critical to stop COVID-19 spread. In this article Gov. Tom Wolf reminds Pennsylvanians that mask wearing is required when entering all business in all counties.
It goes on to say that mask requirement is part of Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s order. Dr. Levine goes on to quote a recent study by Cambridge and Greenwich universities in the United Kingdom on how the wearing of masks slows the transmission rate of COVID-19.
So I took a look at the this study in the U.K. to see if it was legit. After all, we are being told we should listen to our governor. What I found was the study was not based on actual tests done on people with or without COVID-19, but was done based on a hypothetical model by lead author Dr. Richard Stutt. Is Dr. Stutt an immunologist, epidemiologist or a virologist? Nope. He is part of a team that usually models the spread of crop diseases at Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences. Enough said!
Also there was an article in last Wednesday’s Express where Gov. Wolf says masks are required to help stop the spread of covid. Dr. Levine quotes a recent study by the Institute Of Physics. The IOP just happens to be in the United Kingdom also. And it is just another hypothetical model.
Why would Gov. Wolf use research from the United Kingdom? Could it be because they have socialized health care and it fits his agenda? The IOP just happens to support climate change and Black Lives Matter. Some allege BLM has been taken over by a Marxist group that wants to destroy this country.
These are the people Wolf marched in protest with and there wasn’t any social distancing and a whole lot of people weren’t wearing face masks. I guess masks and social distancing are required for the general population to show compliance and keep the hysteria and panic going, but when you attend a protest that supports Wolf’s agenda, COVID-19 isn’t infectious!
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began there have been numerous models created by various specialists predicting how many would be infected and how many deaths there would be. Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States. One thing the models on COVID-19 all have in common is, every one of them have been wrong.
The lockdowns forced on the American people were based on models also. But now the real facts are coming out that the lockdowns have done more damage to the economy and society than any virus ever could. Hypothetical models are based on a suggested idea or theory. A theory can be true or not true. The only way to prove a theory wrong is by experiment. The order to wear face masks by the general population and the social distancing is all based upon hypothetical models, not hands on science. There are also models that show covid is still spread through a mask when someone coughs with COVID-19.
So who should you believe? The World Health Organization? The WHO has been all over the place with their information on COVID-19. First they said masks were not necessary. Then they said they were. Then they said it would be rare to transmit COVID-19 from an asymptomatic person to a secondary individual, only to reverse that statement. Did you know the WHO Director Dr. Tedros isn’t a real medical doctor? He only has a Ph.D. in community health. Did you know Dr. Tedros was an alleged leader of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, a group that was designated as a terrorist organization by U.S. officials? Any wonder the U.S ordered the end of payments to WHO over their bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic.
How about the information on COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control? Can it be trusted? The CDC initially said the general public need not wear face masks for, only to change their tune several days later. They also said COVID-19 wasn’t easily transmittable from surfaces, and then reversed the statement. I believe the CDC has become part of the deep state.
How about Dr. Anthony Fauci? Can he be trusted? Anthony Stephen Fauci is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. He is also a member of the White House Task Force on COVID-19. Dr. Fauci has been all over the place on COVID-19. He has reversed course on not wearing masks, social distancing, the lockdowns and the covid infection rates. It’s almost like he makes things up as he goes along.
One thing Dr. Fauci has done that he can’t change is the fact he was working with the lab in Wuhan China that was researching coronaviruses in bats when the coronavirus pandemic began. While under the direction of Dr. Fauci, NIAID gave more than $7 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund a research initiative at the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab.
Not only did the study involve the surveillance of bat coronaviruses, but it also used risky “gain-of-function” research to determine how easily those viruses could attach to human cells. Why should we trust Dr. Fauci? China is our enemy and he was working with them!
Just how dangerous is COVID-19 compared to influenza? John Hopkins University says both cause fever, cough, body aches and fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. “Symptoms can be mild or severe, even fatal in rare cases, and can result in pneumonia and being placed on a ventilator.”
According to John Hopkins, 1 billion people worldwide get the flu every year and 290,000 to 650,000 die every year. And that is with a flu shot available! In the U.S. for the 2019-2020 flu season there were 39 million to 56 million cases of the flu and 24,000 to 62,000 deaths.
As of June 25 there were 489,731 deaths worldwide from COVID-19 and 9,835,807 confirmed cases. In the U.S., 2,467,874 confirmed cases and 125,039 deaths. The death rate in the U.S. is under scrutiny because of the way deaths were counted. My research shows that if someone died of a heart attack but had COVID-19 it was recorded as a COVID-19 death.
According to Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of June 26 there were 84,370 cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. But did you know that as of March 28 there were 129,912 cases of influenza in Pa.” Did you know the influenza surveillance season began Sept. 29, 2019 and rans through May 16, 2020, but officials stopped reporting flu activity on March 28 because of decreased influenza activity. Or was it because the flu cases were becoming much greater than COVID-19 cases?
Here are the flu cases as of March 28 and COVID-19 cases as of June 26: Clinton County, 392 flu and 66 COVID-19; Centre county, 2,233 flu and 184 COVID-19; Lycoming County, 1312 flu and 172 COVID-19, and Potter County, 532 flu and 15 COVID-19.
Where was the mask wearing and lockdowns for the flu? It’s sad that we have elected Republican leaders threating to call the police if you don’t wear a mask! Instead they should do their own homework on this virus instead of listening to a socialist governor who can’t be trusted. Wolf’s goal is to keep the panic and hysteria going and you are helping him by not being informed!
A new study (not a model) on COVID-19 from Penn State University suggests that initial coronavirus infection rates may be 80 times greater than originally reported, and doubled nearly twice as fast as originally believed.
The study suggests there were 8.7 million new cases during the last three weeks of March, compared to the roughly 100,000 cases that were officially reported during the same time period. Why wasn’t this article front page in The Express?
This study could confirm what I said in my last letter: That the virus spread through Pennsylvania months before the lockdowns and testing began. This also would explain the low infection rates I have for the counties listed above.
Dr. David Katz, the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, commenting about the lockdown in late March, said, “We may have closed the barn door after all of the horses were out.”
A new study of hard data demonstrates that those horses left long before the shutdown and shows just how illogical the lockdown was when it was implemented. It also shows that this virus is much more widespread and less deadly than we thought. What this means is the COVID-19 virus is not a death sentence. Even the CDC says 25 million people could have been infected. The more people infected the lower the death rate goes.
The people are being led to believe that the virus is now spreading rapidly again, but myself and many believe the reason is the increase in testing. We are being led to believe that hospitalizations are up. But so far as I know hospitals are now testing all people that come in for treatment. So if you go to the hospital with a broken leg and test positive for COVID-19 and are admitted, it is listed as a COVID-19.
Please do your homework on COVID-19 and what you are being led to believe by the media. A good article to read on the PSU study is by Daniel Horowitz. He really puts things into perspective with facts and not models.