Recently, the death toll of COVID was advertised as 500,000 dead, per CDC. Another factoid that slipped under the radar this week, influenza deaths and cases have dropped to zero since COVID-19 government hysteria happened, also per the CDC. Until 2020 the US could lose between 12,000 to 61,000, globally 290,000 and 650,000 deaths to the annual flu, also per the CDC. Yet, 2020 has seen zero deaths or influenza cases. Does something sound suspicious about these statistics?
2019, measles deaths surged with a 50% increase to 207,500. These statistics come from the WHO. From the CDC, we find cigarettes kill 480,000 annually in the US alone. According to the CDC, 3,000 Americans die of foodborne illnesses. Motor vehicle fatalities kill 1.35 Million people in the world, according to https://www.asirt.org. According to the CDC, heart disease kills 659,041, cancer 599,601, Diabetes 87,647, yet none of these other deaths receive any of the same attention as COVID. Why?
Why does a virus that forms the common cold, per the CDC, get all this attention, money, and other resources? What is so special about COVID? Many have accurately called me heartless, cold, and distant where death is concerned. I do not share in the emotions, actions, and social heritage where death is concerned, and the traditions surrounding a death are always morbid to me. Hence, when we talk about death statistics, I focus more on the statistics than on the individuals, families, and communities. Still, if COVID is a “special circumstance,” are 500,000 deaths really that tragic when we lose more people to cancer and heart disease annually?
Several political representatives filled my email inbox with marketing materials marking the 500,000 deaths to COVID, and I cannot fathom why COVID is getting the attention. When heart disease and cancer can be fought and won, and with those being fought and won, less would suffer from viral and bacterial infections, like COVID. Let us open one more topic for discussion where COVID deaths and statistics are concerned, veracity!
What is veracity?
Webster’s dictionary is spot on in their definition, “conformity to fact; accuracy; habitual truthfulness.” Veracity is the ability to share knowledge without a bias for lies built-in. Veracity is the key to truthfulness and long-term trust relationships and is one of the first and most glaring absences in dealing with the media, politicians, used-car salespeople, and lawyers; generally, in that order.
How can anyone believe the statistics put forth by the CDC when motorcycle accidents where the patient died, but the hospital called the accident “COVID-related?” There is an axiom worth knowing in computer programming, GIGO (Garbage In equals Garbage Out), which means that you get trash out for results when you put bad data into a data set. Since February 2020, many have discussed the GIGO properties in the CDC reported deaths where COVID is concerned. Why should we trust the veracity of CDC data sets?
Shortly after cleaning out the marketing materials hyperventilating over the 500,000th death by COVID. My email box filled with politicians begging for my support for “The American Rescue Plan” from COVID as being pushed by the fraudulent president and his minions. Another $1.9 Trillion of “aid” to America, except, America does not have the money, the “Rescue Plan” does not end the government worsened health crisis, and one of the worst bill riders is to raise the American Minimum Wage to $15.00 an hour. Why should I support legislation that will intentionally worsen the financial health of America? Why should I support legislation where the government wants to increase the minimum wage, killing private sector employment? Does anyone need a refresher course on how bad the $15.00 minimum wage has been to Seattle and every other place where it has been made mandatory?
What else is in “The American Rescue Plan” for goodies, bennies, and pay-offs that make this legislation different from any other legislation to date? Will America be sending money to African nations to increase sunshine harvesting efforts as a global climate change initiative? The inanity and asininity in the legislators pushing these “plans” leave me mentally breathless! In the category of mental breathlessness, why do all these COVID-recovery bills include loan programs? Why increase personal debt, business debt, and other debt levels, and call this a benefit? Loans are not a benefit! Loans are captivity and chaos, not joy and pleasure!
Here is a direct quote from one of the politicians sending marketing materials:
“To end the pandemic and get our nation healthy again, the American Rescue Plan will mount a national vaccination program to establish community vaccination sites nationwide. It will also invest $46 billion to ramp up COVID-19 testing, an initiative that will propel us forward in our fight against the virus, allow us to safely reopen schools, and get us closer to herd immunity.”
“End the pandemic,” this is a government decision that shut down and mandated to cause chaos in America and end an economic rebound. Why not merely pass legislation declaring the pandemic over and let people get back to work?
Why are we spending another $46 Billion on testing for the common cold? Which Big-Pharma has their hands out begging for government goodies while passing bennies back to the politicians pushing the extra funding? Let us talk about schools reopening; because everywhere I look, the schools are reopened, students are attending class, and there has been no spike in infection rates. Something discussed over the summer when it was discovered that children largely escaped any harm from COVID but were mentally harmed and became suicidal because of the freedom shattering “health emergency” measures taken by the government, at the behest of the hysterical media.
Please, help me understand how a virus, inherent in the common cold, is going to help “herd immunity?” The common cold continues to kill, regardless of herd immunity. What exactly is in that “vaccine” that will aid in reducing the common cold? Worse, catching one of the coronaviruses in the common cold has been found to create immunity to COVID-19 (Sar-COV-2). Hence, why exactly is COVID-19 being treated as a “pandemic, health emergency?” Why was a vaccine needed? What is so “novel” about COVID-19 that every other viral disease does not have or does not create? Why is COVID-19 being treated like a “pandemic” when measles is worse, is more easily transmitted, and possesses a higher death rate?
SARS has been around since 2002, has a mortality rate of 9.6%; no political hay was made over this viral infection. MERS has been killing people with a mortality rate of 34.4% since 2012, no pandemic declaration, no health emergency, no massive spending bills. 2019-nCOV has a mortality rate of 2.2%. Why is COVID-19 being treated like the worst viral disease globally, especially when H5N1 Bird Flu (1997) is still killing 52.8% of the population who catches this viral disease? Look at the politicians who have come and gone since 1997 and tell me why other reactionary governments did not hyperventilate over their viral infection, but somehow the politicians in 2019 are allowed to overact to COVID-19 violently.
This closing passage from the political hack marketing email for “The American Rescue Plan” has me baffled.
“The hardships of this crisis cannot be overstated. So much has been lost this past year: lives, jobs, financial security, and our ability to embrace one another freely.”
The government created the hardships, increased the losses, ended jobs forever, ruined financial security plans for millions of people, and acted foolishly repeatedly, all while being egged on by Big-Tech, Big-Pharma, and the corporate media. You, the government, have created a “healthcare emergency,” used your media lapdogs and a 24/7 news cycle to blow up emotional reactions in populations, and I want you to stop the madness! End the shenanigans forthwith for your actions are atrocious, and I refuse to pay one more penny into this madness you have created from lies and emotional hyperbole! COVID-19 represents the epitome of why every democratic society needs to reduce the size of government, regain individual rights, and declare the government a fraud!
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