It’s Not About a Virus

So here we are, over eight months after the Covid-19 pandemic declaration and for those who have tested positive, the published CDC survival rate numbers clearly reveal that the pandemic did not live up to the hype:

Age Range (Years)Covid-19 Survival Rate
0 - 1999.997%
20 - 4999.98%
50 - 6999.5%

This is good news, right? Remember early on when pandemic doubters were ridiculed for claiming “it’s just the flu, bro.“? Well it isn’t just the flu – Covid-19 is in fact even less lethal than seasonal influenza. The CDC admits that only 6% of these reported deaths are due solely to Covid-19, while the other 94% of deaths occurred where Covid-19 was listed along with an average of 2.6 other causes. This means that as of this writing, in the US 201,141 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19 but only 12,068 (6%) were directly caused by it. Meanwhile, as many as 56,000 people succumb to influenza and related complications each year. Although we don’t have a full year’s worth of Covid-19 data, as it stands now on average you are at least three times more likely to die from the “normal flu” than Covid-19.

But instead of just looking at raw numbers, let’s step back for a moment and apply some common sense here. If you are personally aware of massive numbers of dead or dying people in your community – which would be the case if a deadly pandemic is really occurring, do you then really need the government to step in and enforce all of these lockdown measures, mask mandates, social distancing and the like in order to save you? Of course not; by nature, humans do what they need to do to survive in the face of such dangers – we don’t need to wait around for some third party to protect us. And clearly people are not and have not been dropping dead in the streets, there are no piles of dead bodies laying around, and actual, confirmed evidence of overflowing hospitals does not exist. In an actual pandemic everyone would know of numerous people close to them who have died and/or are dying from this supposedly killer virus, but we know this simply isn’t the case. Indeed, nobody would venture out of their homes at all if a killer virus was truly rampaging through the community, and yet we see people out and about (in most areas of the country) all over the place – shopping, dining in close proximity to each other, attending school and sporting events, and engaging in a myriad of other activities where numerous other people are present. Sure, most are wearing masks and attempt to remain “socially distant” (unfortunately), but since this virus is allegedly so deadly and contagious, does this make any sense at all? The lesson here is that the  media’s endless fear porn reporting of a killer pandemic is easily countered by the facts on the ground.

Now let’s look at US deaths attributed to Covid-19 as reported by Johns Hopkins University by way of Statista:

Using the state of New Jersey as an example which according to this graphic currently has the highest mortality rate of all 50 states, a Garden State resident has only a 0.183% chance of dying WITH Covid-19 (100 * (183/100,000) = 0.183%). BUT, as we discussed earlier, the CDC has stated only 6% of deaths are caused by Covid-19 alone. So, this same New Jersey resident actually has only a 0.011% chance of dying solely due to Covid-19 (0.183 * .06 = 0.011%); that’s only 11 out of every 100,000 New Jersey residents.

Now lets take a look at Montana, where according to the graphic, 26 deaths per 100,000 population have been attributed to Covid-19. Using the Covid-19 “sole cause” factor of 6%, a Montana resident has a 0.0016% chance of dying from Covid-19 alone (100 * (26/100,000) * 0.06); that’s less than 2 out of everyone 100,000 people. And yet like most other states in the “union”, the majority of Montanans have been wearing face masks, socially distancing, and sacrificing their livelihoods in compliance with the “mandates” passed down by their governor, even though the average Montanan is more likely to die from an asteroid strike than Covid-19.

The “sole cause” factor is critically important here because it means that people of generally good health have effectively ZERO chance of dying from Covid-19.

Indeed, medical “authorities” readily admit that they routinely mislead the public by stating Covid-19 is the cause of death when in fact any one of multiple other co-morbidities is the primary cause. Case in point:

If one looks at these numbers and still insists on wearing masks, socially distancing, and harassing, berating, or disparaging those that don’t, well, God help you – it’s time for your great awakening.

As we continue to drill down, dissect, and ultimately expose this “pandemic” for what it really is, it’s important that the reader first review the following terms which will help frame the discussion going forward:

health [ helth ] noun The general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
fear [ feer ]  noun A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
stress [ stres ]  noun A constraining force or influence: such as: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.
pandemic [ pan-de-mik ] noun A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν, pan, “all” and δῆμος, demos, “people”) is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of people. A widespread endemic disease with a stable number of infected people is not a pandemic. Widespread endemic diseases with a stable number of infected people such as recurrences of seasonal influenza are generally excluded as they occur simultaneously in large regions of the globe rather than being spread worldwide.
eugenics [ yoo-jen-iks ] noun Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐ- “good” and γενής “come into being, growing”) is a set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of a human population,historically by excluding people and groups judged to be inferior or promoting those judged to be superior.

The Covid-19 situation is unique in that it’s the first time in recorded history that virtually the entire planetary human population has been, over a relatively short period of time, collectively infected with the fear of imminent death. Making matters worse, this fear is attributed to an invisible force whose existence is based exclusively on faith – faith in those who claim the threat is real using supposedly sound, scientific principles.

Next let’s look at pandemics and stress. According to the CDC, stress during an infectious disease outbreak can lead to the following outcomes:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on.
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns.
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
  • Worsening of chronic health problems.
  • Worsening of mental health conditions. Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol and other substances.

Clearly, the fear that pandemics trigger in the general population leads to increased levels of stress which in turn results in deteriorating physical, emotional, and mental health.

Public and private officials have proffered a narrative that goes something like this: there exists an invisible, uniquely contagious and dangerous pathogen stalking us and threatening our very survival, and thus we must take drastic actions – lock-downs, social distancing, masks, disinfecting, etc. in order to minimize human suffering and loss of life.

Such a proclamation leads to fear, which leads to panic, which is then followed by often mindless, irrational responses within the general population. As we’ve just seen, fear damages our emotional, mental, and physical health. Simply put, when we live in fear, we are unhealthy. When we isolate ourselves, we lose the benefits of community and social contact which is critical to emotional and mental health. But worst of all, fear makes us desperately seek safety and security from our leaders, who can then manipulate us into compliance with whatever remedies they put forward, no matter how dehumanizing or threatening they may be to our individual freedoms and God-given rights.

We will continue the topic of using fear as a weapon in future posts, but let’s return to the main point of this one – if Covid-19 is not about a virus, then what IS it about? Well, to start, Jeremy Elliot from The Iconic Podcast offers this view:

We generally agree with the essence of what Elliot presents here, but we’ll provide our own, more detailed take on the Covid-19 agenda in subsequent posts.

Tom Hanx