2020 death rate? It’s as bad as … 2008.

The statement

“The ONS (Office for National Statistics, AD) provides age standardised mortality rates per 100 000 back to 1942, which take account of changes in the age structure of the population. These show huge improvements in death rates since the second world war, with age standardised mortality rates more than halving between 1942 and 2019 (fig 4). But last year bucked the almost straight downward trend to record the highest death rate since 2008 and the highest year-on-year increase since 1943 (fig 5).

The source

John Appleby, The British Medical Journal’s Director of Research and Chief Economist ( https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/373/bmj.n896.full.pdf )

My take on it

To be clear, these figures are for England and Wales.

But the point is, Do they surprise you?

The advent of Covid-19 last year was accompanied by what I would call the greatest orchestrated fear campaign in the history of the world.

These statistics suggest that the hysteria was just a tad out of proportion.

What else?

I was struck by the opening statement in the article; and by what followed:

“The covid-19 pandemic caused huge loss of life last year. The attribution of deaths to covid-19 will have
changed within countries over the course of the pandemic, partly as a result of changes in testing and
under-recording of covid-19 as a cause early on in the pandemic; there is also variation between countries
because of differences in the practice of recording deaths.”

.We are shown a graph of annual deaths with a spike in it; and that spike is attributed to Covid-19.

There are other plausible theories, and other pieces to the puzzle. One is that policy intervention, including Lockdown, has caused more deaths than the virus itself. Another is that a specific virus has yet to be confirmed as causative for the relevant disease. (See Koch’s Postulates .) A third is that attribution has dogged this situation from the beginning. The article refers to ‘under-recording’; whereas my reading would suggest that the opposite has applied, in some cases flagrantly.

The jab? 18 reasons to say No.

The statement

“A few friends have asked my thoughts on the covid jab(s) so I thought it was time to write an article on the topic.

All my friends had not heard most of the details I shared, so I figured you might appreciate hearing some of what I told them.

Knowing how contentious this issue is, part of me would rather just write about something else, but I feel like the discussion/news is so one-sided that I should speak up.

As I always strive to do, I promise to do my best to be level-headed and non-hysterical.

I’m not here to pick a fight with anyone, just to walk you through some of what I’ve read, my lingering questions, and explain why I can’t make sense of these covid vaccines.

I don’t know everything, but so far no one has been able to answer the objections below.

So here are the reasons I’m opting out of the covid vaccine.”

The source

Christian Elliott, on 6 April 2021 (https://www.deconstructingconventional.com/post/18-reason-i-won-t-be-getting-a-covid-vaccine ) Christian is a self-described ‘natural health nerd, a husband and father of five young kids’. And a professional question-asker.

My take on it

As to the intro, I couldn’t have put it better myself.

As to the reasons, there they are, set out conveniently for you to consider.

After I read this article I was pointed to another – with even more reasons.

How many do you need?

Masks? Ineffective, and unsafe.

The statement

“The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemasks as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.”

The source


Author Baruch Vainshelboim PhD is an exercise physiologist in the Cardiology Division, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System/Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. The article ‘comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making.’ It demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that face masks have absolutely zero chance of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

The study was posted on the National Center for Biotechnological Information government website. The NCBI is a branch of the National Institute for Health. Despite this, any reference to the study’s ‘contra-narrative’ findings appears to attract the censorial wrath of dominant social media platforms. I found it via Telegram and the American Conservative Movement website.

My take on it

The article describes itself accurately, in my view, as a comprehensive summary of relevant scientific evidence; which makes it useful to anyone who is still trying to work out what to believe about masks. (Provided of course that they can find the artricle in the first place!)

The evidence suggests that masks (not only) fail to achieve the intended result, but (also) contribute to a whole range of adverse health outcomes.

Summary? Ineffective, and unsafe.

Covid: Is the hospital system “overwhelmed”?

The comment

In recent weeks the New York Times has carried multiple articles on a common theme suggested that various aspects of the US healthcare system are being overwhelmed by the effects of Covid-19. For example, on 30 November:

New York will implement an assortment of new emergency measures as the state shifts its focus to a sharp rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.”

Such headlines sustain the official narrative.

But are they true?

Without doing the necessary underlying research it’s impossible to know. Certainly we are coming to realise that we cannot take many of the self-certified fact-checkers at face value.

Today’s post from Tom Woods references Yinon Weiss (@yinonw) as having dug up the relevant information on current hospitalization trends, starting from mid March:

at the national level level they suggest no great change.
with Los Angeles


The source

Dr Tom Woods ( https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/hospover?e=7bd75a31a9 )

My take on it