Where Are We on this COVID-19 Deal?

There are today 27.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. The vast majority of these cases were/are asymptomatic or exhibit/ed mild symptoms. For a conservative estimate of the actual number of cases multiply 27.7 million by a factor of 10 (I pointed this out back in March and my conservative estimate has been held up by science). Since most cases are asymptomatic or mild, excusing the OCD crowd who gets tested for the same reason they open envelops to make sure they put the letters inside (thankfully a minority), most infected people don’t get tested. A factor of 10 means that 277 million Americans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. That’s 83.9% of the US population, a percentage that greatly exceeds herd immunity (although move-the-goalposts Fauci may eventually articulate a threshold exceeding 100).

This explains why the number of cases is falling like a rock. On January 9 there were nearly 300 thousand new cases. Yesterday fewer than 100 thousand. The number is roughly where we were the day the day of the Biden miracle.

The deception involves more than falsely crediting the vaccine with saving us (the revised history you soon will see). When they tell you that the vaccine results in infections without significant symptoms, remember that the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself results in infections without significant symptoms. Moreover, they aren’t performing antibody tests on the millions being vaccinated. They don’t know if those who are being vaccinated have already been inoculated by the virus itself. If those who already had the virus don’t get COVID-19 symptoms, is that because of the vaccine? Or is it because more than 80 percent of the population has already been inoculated naturally? The answer to that question is pretty obvious.

There’s more. The case fatality rate (CFR) is up to 1.75 deaths per 100 (it was down around 16.5 per 100). As the number of cases plummets, expect that number to go up (relativity but also because death spikes lag case spikes). But, again, for a conservative estimate, enter a factor of 10. The infection fatality rate is probably around 0.175. In other words, the virus is survived by nearly 99.9% of persons who contract it. But this deceptive, too, since the median age of those who die from the virus is well over 80 years of age and/or those who have comorbidities, such a obesity.

It is a fact that it is extremely rare for healthy people and children rarely die from the virus. So why were children thrown out of school, their parents out of work, small businesses bankrupted, and everybody forced to wear masks? Why are the places where young people congregate—daycares, schools (they didn’t all close), grocery stores, and so on—not major sites of disease and death? Because they get the virus, bring it home to their parents, and nobody gets sick. They get inoculated. Without vaccines. The way it has worked since time immemorial.

Moreover, in the face of those (intentionally) terrifying numbers, there is still great confusion over the different between dying FROM the virus versus dying WITH the virus. If a person dies from a heart attack with a rhinovirus, a cold virus for those who don’t know what that is, the death is not recorded as a rhinovirus death. Lots of people for decades have died with colds. I doubt very few of the death certificates are stated with “rhinovirus.” (Are there any?) If, on the other hand, a person dies from a heart attack with a coronavirus, also a cold virus (most of us have had this family of viruses before), the death is recorded as a coronavirus death.

That death count they show you approaching 500,000? Scary but deceptive. According to the CDC, in only around 6% of coronavirus-associated deaths was the virus the only cause. And we aren’t talking about insignificant conditions and diseases. What about deaths above normal? Right. What about all those people who couldn’t get to a hospital for other disease detection and treatment? The drug overdoses? The suicides? We’ll be sorting all this out for a long time.

Now, connect the dots. A person 83 years old with stage four cancer, immune system shot by chemotherapy, contracts the virus and dies. That person’s odds of surviving the year were remote *without* the virus. In another year, influenza may have been the tipping point. It may have been this year, but they aren’t testing for influenza, which explains why there are so few cases of influenza this year, a finding that cannot be explained by social isolation and masks since these practices did not stop coronavirus from infecting more than 80 percent of the US population. It’s not like the influenza family and the coronavirus family made a pact and influenza took the year off. Only two years ago influenza killed some 80,000 people. And influenza is much more lethal across the life span, not just the elderly and infirm (note: healthy elderly people rarely die from coronavirus).

The scientists know all this. They aren’t stupid. All the information is public. You can check out everything I said. I’m not wrong. I just have some skills as a scientists and no investment in moral panic or a crisis going to waste.

A true skeptic wonders what has really been going on over the last year. One way of figuring out things like this, since smoking guns are so rarely recovered, is to ask oneself what was accomplished that those in power wanted to accomplish. Oh my God. Mission accomplished. Motive, means, intent, and effect. Not much left to infer, really.

All this is punctuated by how convenient the BLM uprising proved to be. How the coronavirus also made a pact with Antifa and BLM not to interfere with their protests. Now I am being silly. The rioters were mostly healthy, young people. Bandits don’t wear masks for their health. Well, there’s something. Thanks, guys, for the herd immunity.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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