“A stunning internal survey of New York City firefighters found more than half say they will not take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to first responders, the New York Post reported….”
The poll was of the oldest and most prestigious first responders union in the country, the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
“With 8,200 active members, the number polled equals about 25% of membership. An FDNY source told the newspaper that of Friday there were more than 130 positive cases of COVID-19 in the department’s ranks.”
The estimated overall survival rate of COVID for all ages is 99.8%. Flu 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 World Health Organization has independently arrived a similar survival rate of 99.9%.
In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that a safe vaccine could not be developed in under “12 to 18 months.
Dr. Paul Offit, who helped invent the rotavirus vaccine, told CNN that timeline [12 to18 months] was “ridiculously optimistic.” Peter Hotez, the dean of Baylor University’s National School of Tropical Medicine, told National Geographic the 18-month timeline “would be absolutely unprecedented.”
All present COVID vaccines have been supported in early funding stages by billionaire Bill Gates. The roll-outs bring Gates closer to his long-held vision of a “Decade of Vaccines.”
What We Know About COVID Now
The strong feelings about taking vaccines developed under the boisterous Trump administration’s “warp speed” program take place as there is a much greater understanding of the COVID pandemic. Growing numbers of scientists and doctors now say lockdowns are doing more harm than good. On average, just under 3 million people die in the US every year, mostly towards end-of-life of natural causes of which COVID is now one, or about 8,000 each day.
In New Mexico, Governor Lujan Grisham has ordered many major food markets across state to close, over new cases, dooming millions of New Mexicans without sufficient means and mobility to hunger, and even quiet starvation. Long food lines are common now.
Using only official data and data from well-known institutions , it can be seen that:
— US hospital utilization by percent capacity has never come close to being overwhelmed, and at the moment stands at 70%, with 65% being the historical norm. Governors have moved the goalposts, with the help of alarmist media, from “flatten the curve” to avoid overwhelming hospital capacity, to becoming the public’s permanent nanny over the spread of a 99.8% survival rate disease. Emergency capacity such as hospital tents and ships like the Navy’s USS Comfort were never used, except the Comfort sailed away from New York Harbor in June having treated under 200 patients.
The Navy Times reported:
‘Underutilization of added medical resources in New York City is not unique to the Comfort. Thousands of hospital beds made available in a converted convention center have gone largely unused after quick assembly by the Army Corps of Engineers.”
Governments have had nine months to build out additional emergency capacity to negate any supposed need for lockdowns. Even a huge and ambitious program of ICU expansion would have cost a minuscule fraction of budget-busting stimulus packages.
Below: Hospital Utilization Rate Historic Trend. Source
Below: Present Estimated US Hospital Utilization Rate, on 12/4/2020. Source.
–Former Vice President and Chief Scientist of Pfizer Dr. Michael Yeadon has said that there is no need for any vaccines to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. According to Dr. Yeadon:
“There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.”
Below: World “new cases” compared to deaths. Source
— Proponents of targeted, judicious use of HCQ, hydroxychloroquine, together with specific supplements have largely won the debate, as historical data and research is available that was not in the spring. Hundreds of thousands of people are dying needlessly in the US, according to doctors such as Dr. Harvey Risch, Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. It can be seen at this point in that about 1/5 of COVID patients die in countries allowing HCQ as in countries, like the US, that ban it. With US health authorities fully aware of this, the unpleasant question must be asked if higher deaths are desired in order to push the vaccine agenda. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds studies, through their close relationship with University of Washington, designed to show, by faulty methodology, that HCQ is always ineffective. Gates is also behind a study through the institute he funds, University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which say that masks work.
Below: COVID deaths in countries which use HCQ in treatments versus countries that ban it.
— Even if the numbers are believed, COVID accounts for only 2/3 of excess deaths. Nearly 100,000 are the result of the government “lockdown” responses to the pandemic, such as suicides, drug overdoses, or botched medical care for all other conditions.
On October 20th the Washington Post reported:
“The coronavirus pandemic has left about 299,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them from covid-19 and the rest from other causes…Outside analyses have found two main causes for excess deaths. Many probably were the result of covid-19, although they were not recorded that way on death certificates. Others are probably the result of deaths at home or in nursing homes from heart attacks, diabetes, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease, among people afraid to seek care in hospitals or unable to get it.”
Although the Post says, “many probably were the result of covid-19,” it will be seen that it is more likely that COVID numbers are more likely inflated than under-estimated.
— The average US life expectancy is 78. The average age of the person person dying of the code for COVID is 75. 80% of deaths coded as COVID are over 65, with 94% having two or more “causes or conditions” contributing to death. Thus, the great majority of the excess COVID deaths were end-of-life patients who might have had another few years at most. In contrast, most “deaths of despair” such as suicide deaths, as many as 75,000 in addition to normal as a result of lockdowns, were at the prime of life.
— Given that as many as 50,000 heart events such as heart attacks were tagged as COVID, and flu deaths which have disappeared ordinarily take 30,000 to 80,000 lives in a season, it is possible that deaths in which COVID was actually the primary cause is lower than 100,000. The CDC has reported that in only 6% of COVID deaths was COVID “the only cause mentioned.” In April Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said: “If someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.”
This September Virginia WAVY.com News reported in an interview with the director of the Virginia Department of Health:
“If it’s on the death certificate, it’s counted. For instance, a cancer patient in hospice could count as a COVID-19 death if they also have the virus.”
“Table 3 [below] shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
Below: Table 3 Part 1. “Conditions contributing to deaths involving coronavirus disease…” Source.
Below: Table 3 Part 2. “Conditions contributing to deaths involving coronavirus disease…” Source.
– For most age groups, including over 75, there is a greater chance of dying from flu than from COVID, according to the CDC (see chart below.)
Below source: Bloomberg News
— There is no reason to believe that COVID death numbers represent the primary cause of death in many or even most cases. Many suspect the much hyped “second wave” of COVID is actually a combination of seasonal flu, and false positive tests, as flu deaths seem to have dropped to nearly nothing. Scientists say that coronavirus do not behave in multiple waves.
— Excess deaths in the US have gone down since November 14th, for the first time since the pandemic broke out. This means that even as COVID deaths are reported as going up, deaths by all other causes are going down even more, leading to the inference that non-COVID-primary-cause-deaths are being tagged as COVID, exactly as Dr. Deborah Birx and CDC guidance have said. The “pandemic” now consists of frantic 24/7 reporting on “new cases,” as determined by tests which deliver one-half to most false positives, according to Mike Yeadon, former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer. (See: Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says “Second Wave” Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, “Pandemic Is Over”)
— Pandemics of these proportions are nothing new. A Lancet article this year noted, in “Revisiting the 1957 and 1968 influenza pandemics”: “Yet, while at the height of the outbreak in December, 1968, The New York Times described the pandemic as “one of the worst in the nation’s history”, there were few school closures and businesses, for the most, continued to operate as normal.”
— The rapid spread of COVID in an alarming manner in the spring was, in terms of numbers, a phenomenon centered in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. These are precisely the states whose governors have come under the heaviest criticism for deadly policies of transferring COVID patients into nursing homes, a recipe for skyrocketing deaths. To the extent that a crisis truly taxing to local resources took place, these governors were responsible.
Below: Largest Number of COVID Deaths by State
In the summer after the 1968-1969 Hong Kong flu winter-spring pandemic, the greatest gathering in US history was held, the August 1969 rock festival Woodstock (below.)
Below: Infection Fatality Rate Comparisons of Recent Viruses
Below: Woodstock, 1969 summer after pandemic in which 100,000 Americans died, with just over half the population of today.
Below: Food line in NM after many food markets close over new cases.
NM Gov. Grisham Closes Food Stores, Forces Hunger Over Alleged 1,350 COVID Deaths This Year, 7% of Yearly Normal Deaths