Above: No mask, no lockdown Sweden
In a startlingly direct match, a close examination of COVID case data in the US and testing data shows that new cases rise and fall as testing rises and falls. Two recent new cases peaks even match two recent testing peaks down to the same day, making the chart almost super-imposable.
Meanwhile, deaths across the country remain at about what would be expected at the start of a flu season, but nowhere near the deaths seen last Spring, a disproportionate number of these in the New York metropolitan area.
In data charted by Worldometers, the respected data archive which draws its COVID data directly from CDC, it can be seen that in the US a new cases spike occurs on or very close to July 22nd. The chart for the same time period mapping the number of tests shows, remarkably, that there was a peak in tests performed in the US on the same day. On October 26th, the same pattern is repeated.
But neither the new tests nor the new cases trends bear any resemblance to the most important metric of all, deaths, which remain roughly flat. Yet in states across the nation, with the exception of a few, governments are imposing further draconian “lockdown” policies based on new cases.
Below: Oct. 26 datapoint from CovidTracking.com
In September, and even before, a group of scientists began saying that deaths rates in the US and other Western countries had flattened after a single wave, as was the expected behavior of coronaviruses, and that the pandemic was essentially over.
Dr. Mike Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer for 16 years, told a radio interviewer in September:
“Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened. Of course people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season…but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.”
Scientists and Doctors Say COVID Tests Give Mostly False Positives
Well-known in the scientific world but little reported in the media, not only are new cases based on positive COVID tests strongly associated with the number of tests being given. but many of those positive tests are very likely to be false.
In the paper “How Likely is a Second Wave?” former Pfizer Chief Science Officer Dr. Yeadon and an Oxford Professor the scientists write:
“more than half of the positives are likely to be false, potentially all of them.”
University of Oxford Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, criticizes governments for basing policies which take devastating economic and human tolls in a July article “How Many COVID Diagnoses Are False Positives?”:
“going off current testing practices and results, Covid-19 might never be shown to disappear.”
Dr. Yeadon’s and Professor Heneghan’s views are summarized in the article “Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says “Second Wave” Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, “Pandemic is Over.””
Also little reported in the media is the news that, despite never having a lockdown or mandating masks, the country of Sweden now has about a 20% lower death rate than the US, and also than other stringent lockdown countries such as Spain, UK, Italy, Belgium, and France. Sweden never closed bars, restaurants, most schools, sports, or other businesses.
It has been known since the end of May, according to the CDC, that COVID is a 99.8% survival rate virus, similar to flu, which is 99.9%. While it is true that severe cases of COVID can have serious after-effects, this is true of any serious case of a respiratory disease, including flu. The overall survival rate should not be confused with the confirmed case survival rate. According to WHO 80% of COVID infections show no symptoms before the body develops its immune response and is no longer infectious.
In the scheme of recent modern diseases, COVID-19 is not very deadly.