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The Media’s Jihad against Sweden’s No-Lockdown Policy Ignores Key Facts – The Mises Institute

  • Sweden’s total deaths per million in population as of July 14 is 549. That’s considerably lower than the deaths per million rate in the UK, which is 662, and in Spain, which is 608. In Belgium, the death rate is 884.
  • Sweden deaths per million is many times better than the rates found in New Jersey and New York: 1,763 and 1,669.
  • Articles condemning Sweden’s “failure” rarely if ever mention these comparisons.
  • Nonlockdown Sweden has a death rate similar to harsh-lockdown France can only be explained by claiming France didn’t lock down harshly enough or long enough.
  • Two weeks after the WHO’s prediction that Sweden will have a resurgence in COVID-19, both cases and deaths in Sweden continue to trend downward.
  • Thanks to Sweden we know what both lockdown and nonlockdown countries look like: they look remarkably similar in some cases.
  • After all, after failing to implement a lockdown for months, Sweden is still nowhere near matching the death rates reported in New York.

https://mises.org/power-market/medias-jihad-against-swedens-no-lockdown-policy-ignores-key-facts

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Ignoring the Covid evidence – Alistair Haimes, The Critic

  • Far from following the science, the government turned its back on all available data.
  • Until mid-April, with the escalating deaths in care homes agonisingly clear across Europe, government policy was still for patients to be discharged to care homes from hospitals without requiring negative tests. And so the toll: around half of UK Covid-19 deaths are care home residents, despite them accounting for only 0.6 per cent of our population.
  • Germany, whose population is roughly 25 per cent bigger than ours, has suffered approximately a quarter of our Covid deaths.
  • Ministers have deferred to scientists who themselves deferred to the projections of models, even when data on the ground told a completely different story.
  • Statisticians on social media had a field day pointing out the chasm between modelled outcomes and reality, but it is not clear that the models on which SAGE relied (both their input parameters and mechanical dynamics) were continually refined with on-the-ground data (or simply discarded as wrong). 
  • Why weren’t Oxford’s team, who specialise in zoonotic viruses and who looked at the same data as Neil Ferguson’s modelling-led team but came to wildly different conclusions, on SAGE’s panel to provide an alternative view?
  • Why were there no economists on SAGE? Economics is not the bloodless pursuit of money but the science of decision-making under uncertainty where resources are finite; could they really have brought nothing to the party?
  • In mid-March, Stanford’s Nobel laureate Michael Levitt (biophysicist and professor of structural biology) discussed the “natural experiment” of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, a petridish disproportionately filled with the most susceptible age and health groups. Even here, despite the virus spreading uncontrolled onboard for at least two weeks, infection only reached a minority of passengers and crew. 
  • The data towards the end of March clearly showed we were already near the tipping point of the bell-curve (meaning the disease is on the wane). We were already past the point where lockdown could have made much difference.
  • Knut Wittkowski: “respiratory diseases [including Covid-19] . . . remain only about two months in any given population”. 

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/july-august-2020/ignoring-the-covid-evidence/

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Perspectives on the Pandemic | The (Undercover) Epicenter Nurse | Episode Nine

  • Non-COVID patients were put in with COVID patients, then marked with Do Not Resuscitate orders.
  • Hospitals have a financial incentive to mark patients as COVID-19.
  • Doctors stopped treating people as humans. Inexperienced doctors were practicing on patients.
  • COVID-19 has been proven to be easily treatable with the Hydroxychloroquine/Zinc/Antibiotic protocol
  • People were coming in too late due to fear.
  • Patients were unnecessarily put on ventilators. “They want to use the vents.”
  • Patients were put in restraints “due to laziness.”
  • New York may have been hit hard because their hospitals were already struggling. They couldn’t afford to keep them open.

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LOCKDOWN LUNACY: the thinking person’s guide

  • Fact #1: The Infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, in line with seasonal flu
  • Fact #2: The risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher than the average IFR for older people and those with co-morbidities, and much lower than the average IFR for younger healthy people, and nearing zero for children
  • Fact #3: People infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic (which is most people) do NOT spread COVID-19
  • Fact #4: Emerging science shows no spread of COVID-19 in the community (shopping, restaurants, barbers, etc.)
  • Fact #5: Published science shows COVID-19 is NOT spread outdoors
  • Fact #6: Science shows masks are ineffective to halt the spread of COVID-19, and The WHO recommends they should only be worn by healthy people if treating or living with someone with a COVID-19 infection
  • Fact #7: There’s no science to support the magic of a six-foot barrier
  • Fact #8: The idea of locking down an entire society had never been done and has no supportable science, only theoretical modeling
  • Fact #9: The epidemic models of COVID-19 have been disastrously wrong, and both the people and the practice of modeling has a terrible history
  • Fact #10: The data shows that lockdowns have NOT had an impact on the course of the disease.
  • Fact #11: Florida locked down late, opened early, and is doing fine, despite predictions of doom
  • Fact #12: New York’s above average death rate appears to be driven by a fatal policy error combined with aggressive intubations.
  • Fact #13: Public health officials and disease epidemiologists do NOT consider the other negative societal consequences of lockdowns
  • Fact #14: There is a predictive model for the viral arc of COVID-19, it’s called Farr’s Law, and it was discovered over 100 years ago
  • Fact #15: The lockdowns will cause more death and destruction than COVID-19 ever did
  • Fact #16: All these phased re-openings are utter nonsense with no science to support them, but they will all be declared a success

https://jbhandleyblog.com/home/lockdownlunacy

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Majority of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York are people who stayed at home – MarketWatch

The vast majority of New Yorkers still walking into hospitals with COVID-19 have been sheltering at home and avoiding mass transit. Very few were even traveling on foot or in their own cars on a daily basis, according to a survey of new patients from over 100 hospitals across the state over a three-day span. Of those surveyed, 66% were at home before entering the hospital.

  • Two in three people coming into hospitals with the virus were simply at home, Cuomo said.
  • Of the 1,270 new patients surveyed, 18% were from nursing homes across New York state
  • 4% were from assisted living facilities
  • 2% were homeless
  • Less than 1% were from prisons or jails
  • Only 4% of those newly infected said they took public transportation on a daily basis.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/majority-of-new-covid-19-hospitalizations-in-new-york-are-people-who-stayed-at-home-2020-05-06

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Cuomo says it’s ‘shocking’ most new coronavirus hospitalizations are people who had been staying home – CNBC

66% of new admissions were from people who had largely been sheltering at home. The next highest source of admissions was from nursing homes, 18%.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/06/ny-gov-cuomo-says-its-shocking-most-new-coronavirus-hospitalizations-are-people-staying-home.html

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Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski Update Interview | Episode 5

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  • Professor Neil Ferguson was not doing science.
  • Lockdowns are worse than useless.
  • It was known to everyone that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe.
  • Isolating nursing homes would have prevented the load of hospitals.
  • The lockdown approach taken by most governments was a human catastrophe that should never have happened.
  • All we have done is slowed the spread of herd immunity and increased the risk to the elderly.
  • We have wasted a lot of time, money and lives.
  • The spread of respiratory diseases are predictable and relatively short.
  • Bill Gate’s comments about the need to lockdown until a vaccine is ready is absurd and has nothing to do with reality.
  • We don’t need a vaccine for COVID-19.
  • “I don’t know where the government finds these so-called experts who very obviously don’t understand the very basics of epidemiology.”
  • Tragic stories from some doctors are not representative of the general experience. We don’t stop living our lives because something goes wrong in a particular place.
  • The Swedish approach shows that the draconian measures taken in other countries were unnecessary.
  • We may see a ‘Second Wave’ rebound but it may be low.
  • There is no reason to believe that COVID-19 will be fundamentally different from other coronaviruses.
  • Having a novel virus is not novel.
  • We have no science about the effect of social distancing.
  • The COVID-19 disaster is a failure of the people to take control of the government.
  • There is no reason to wait before opening up schools and businesses.

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Frontline nurse in New York claims the city is killing coronavirus patients by putting them on ventilators – Daily Mail

A frontline nurse working in New York on coronavirus patients claims the city is killing sufferers by putting them on ventilators, advocating against them 

The nurse persuaded a friend, a nurse practitioner who is not working on coronavirus patients, to make the video to get the word out 

‘It’s a horror movie. Not because of the disease, but the way it is being handled,’ the frontline nurse said through the friend, who only was identified as Sara NP 

Sara said COVID-19 patients are placed on ventilators rather than less invasive CPAP or BiPAP machines due to fears about the virus spreading

She explained: ‘The ventilators have high pressure, which then causes barotrauma, it causes trauma to the lungs’ 

More than 12,000 people have died from the virus in NYC,  with another 4,300 dying in other parts of the Empire State

New York emergency room doctor Cameron Kyle-Sidell stepped down this month because he didn’t want to follow the hospital’s ventilator protocol

Republican Minnesota Senator Scott Jensen told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that Medicare pays hospitals three times as much if patients are placed on ventilators

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8262351/Nurse-New-York-claims-city-killing-COVID-19-patients-putting-ventilators.html

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No scientific proof social distancing prevents spread of COVID-19 – Professor Joel Hay, USC

  • COVID-19 is very infectious but causes no symptoms in most people.
  • New York disaster is due to use of ventilators.
  • 80% of pregnant women were COVID-19 positive but not a single baby died due to COVID-19.
  • Do what we always do: isolate the frail and sick but don’t isolate the young and healthy.
  • Getting herd immunity is how we’ve solved the problem in the past.
  • Social distancing is destroying millions of lives and killing 100 people for every one it saves.

Visit Professor Joel Hay’s site at: https://joelhay.com/

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Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr John Ioannidis of Stanford University | Interview

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  • 00:50-Dr. Ioannidis summarizes his article titled “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data” (linked below)
  • 03:47-The truth about COVID-19’s death rate
  • 06:21-What makes COVID-19 different than the Swine Flu 08:43-How do we get accurate data on COVID-19?
  • 09:47-The Diamond Princess Cruise Quarantine
  • 15:12-Should everyone be tested?
  • 16:47-Italy & COVID-19
  • 23:06-Is self-isolation the best cure?
  • 27:06-Medical supplies shortage in New York
  • 29:48-But wait, what is a coronavirus?
  • 34:00-What is this pandemic’s outcome? 36:26-Identifying COVID-19 cases
  • 38:59-Why is COVID-19 putting a stress on the medical system?
  • 41:22-The “New Normal” in the face of COVID-19
  • 43:36-Is the cure worse than the disease?
  • 46:55-Are we over-preparing for the affects of COVID-19?
  • 47:55-The role of politics in the United States’ COVID-19 response
  • 49:23-Are the current isolation orders creating a bigger problem?
  • 52:20-High risk populations
  • 53:39-Biases in our COVID-19 response
  • 56:11-The World Health Organization’s role
  • 57:40-What can we learn from this pandemic?
  • 1:01:33-How long will the COVID-19 lockdown last?