The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.
Richard P. Feynman, Physicist & Educator
Corona virus hysteria is very powerful!
Schools, churches and synagogues closed, movies and theaters dark, concerts canceled, college kids sent home. We even had to cancel our KST seminars in Chicago and London. And patients are canceling; now it’s getting personal!
Cold post office
In my zip code, they don’t deliver the mail; everyone goes to the little post office. Yesterday the door was wide open! “It’s 35 degrees,” I yelled out to no one in particular. “Would you like me to close the door?”
“No, we’re keeping the door open because of the virus,” came a voice from the back (obviously busy sorting mail or reloading or whatever postal employees do).
“Shouldn’t you want to keep it closed so the virus doesn’t blow in?” I asked.
“We’re doing it so people won’t touch the door,” she replied.
Meanwhile, it’s freezing inside. What if they get pneumonia? Well, at least it’s not corona virus.
Costco vs. Trader Joe’s: a tale of two retailers
My wife Beth went to Costco the other day but had to wait in line to get in. They were limiting the number of people in the store at one time so that everyone could stay at least 6 feet apart. Meanwhile, those waiting on line are packed together like sardines outside the doors.
But at Trader Joe’s the people waiting outside the store kept their distance. How do they know what’s the ideal distance? Do they have people running around with tape measures? “Excuse me people, you’re all too close, please step away.” (Or wait on line at Costco.)
Maybe instead of tape measures they should use measuring sticks. That way if people are too close they’ll get smacked. “Back off or next time you’ll get it harder.”
To know which way the wind blows
What if the wind were blowing from the back of the line to the front of the line? Would those in the front be covered in “corona germs”? But if the wind were blowing from front to back? Wouldn’t those in the back of the line get covered?
What if the wind comes in sideways? This is getting complicated.
“The wind has shifted, everybody quickly move to your right. Your right sir. Your other right. Yeesh, there’s one in every crowd.”
New Jersey deals with corona virus
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy imposed a curfew: “All non-essential and non-emergency travel in Jersey is strongly discouraged beginning tonight at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day.”
Why? Does the virus only come out at night?
Hong Kong vs. Singapore: a tale of two cities
Does any of this actually work? There is no proof, no proof whatsoever, of their effectiveness. Schools were closed in Hong Kong but were kept open in Singapore. No difference in outcomes.
As the data comes in, the numbers of corona virus cases and deaths keep dropping
As the dust settles we find the reporting of a corona pandemic that will kill millions was greatly exaggerated. We are finding that this was little more than a regular flu with better press coverage.
Epidemiologist Prof. Chris Whitty thinks the mortality rate for COVID-19 may end up being less than 1% In South Korea, the rate has been pegged at 0.6%, Germany, 0.2%, which is particularly interesting since that country has the highest median age in all of Europe…0.2% is consistent with the COVID-19 mortality rate around the world…. Microbiologist Lothar Wieler, PhD, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany, believes that, ultimately, the rate in China will settle at about 0.2% as well. (1)
Corona virus will disappear: “We’ll be fine…”
Stanford biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt says the threat is less severe than the media has portrayed. In reviewing rates of infection in multiple countries he predicts this will all be over sooner than most think and that coronavirus will most likely disappear in China by the end of March. Most people won’t be harmed at all.
The number of new infections started to drop linearly Feb 7th and did not stop…. The real situation is not nearly as terrible as they make it out to be…we’re going to be fine…. Italy is already halfway through the disease. (2)
“A fiasco in the making…unreliable data”
Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making.”
We are making seismic decisions based on “utterly unreliable” data. The data we do have, Ioannidis explains, indicates that we are likely severely overreacting…the meta-research specialist argues, indicates that the extreme measures taken by many countries are likely way out of line and may result in ultimately unnecessary and catastrophic consequences. (3)
Ioannidis reports that the fatality rate may be as low as 0.05% which is lower than seasonal influenza. That means that the corona virus is a big nothing.
One hundred times more flu deaths….
Why are we worrying about corona virus when the regular flu season is far more dangerous? According to the weekly CDC flu report—flu deaths are up by 1,000 since last week. In fact, there are 100 times more flu deaths this season in the US than corona virus deaths! (4)
A novel virus
This is not the first-time corona virus has ever infected humankind. About 20% of common colds are caused by corona virus. They say this strain is different, but all viruses mutate on a yearly basis. Doesn’t the influenza virus change during every flu season? The only epidemic we have is an epidemic of testing. And how many were false positives?
Want to do something about corona virus?
Everybody wants to “do something.” OK, here’s stuff to do. First, realize that germs (i.e. viri) don’t make you sick; when you are sick germs grow in you. You are not a victim and are not defenseless against germs—there are millions of them all around you all the time and most live with you and even keep you healthy.
Germs are scavengers and eat toxins. Symptoms are how the body heals, cleanses, detoxifies and restores homeostasis. As a general rule don’t use suppressive medications to lower fever, don’t get a flu shot, don’t take an antiviral. Don’t eat crappy foods like pastries, carbs, diet soda. Eat broth, do a water fast and do lots of things that promote detoxification such as get KST and chiropractic care, bodywork and acupuncture. Take cleansing herbs, drink broth and chicken soup, take a nice hot bath, take vitamin C (it’s great for detoxification) and head for the hills—there are nice spas there.
One important bit of advice—never, ever get a flu shot.
I tell my patients to come in because chiropractic and KST (in addition to many other natural approaches) IMPROVE their immune system. While many are coming in (especially the healers I take care of) many “general public” people are scared (terrified!) by media reports.
The “cure” is worse than the “disease.” This is all a man-made fiasco. When the dust settles may we see the heads of the CDC, FDA, HHS, WHO and all those agencies fired. Let them experience the financial disaster they have inflicted on millions of people.
My next blog post will discuss what happened in Italy and it probably had to do with the flu shot they were giving older people before they got sick.
A final word to my post office
Will you please close the damn door? It’s freezing!
- Read the rest at https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/com Match17, 2020. A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data by John P. A. Ioannides.
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Dr. Koren, originally from Brooklyn, NY, lives in Montgomery County, PA. A graduate of the U of Miami and Sherman College of Chiropractic, he writes, lectures and teaches in the US, Europe and Australia as well as takes care of patients and fights for healthcare freedom. Dr. Koren and his wife Beth have two children.
Thank you, Dr. Koren!
Your sanity and humor made my day!
The stress of COVID-19 may kill more people than the virus itself!
Yes, and how many divorces will come from social distancing? And how many college students will be thrown out of second floor windows by their parents?
Great article and finally some common sense and the humor is refreshing! 😄
Great read. You are a fabulous writer! I’m laughing so hard😂
Thank you for the truth !! Its a breath of fresh air — And I sent this along to many peeps !! My best to Beth and the family !! xoxo
Heading to the post office now. Will check to see if the doors are still flung open.
I’m just sending my transponder back to the state, So Hi Ho, Heave Ho as I
throw it in the mailbox.
Thanks for the humor spotlighting this level of consciousness.
Thank you for this awesome bulletin.
Thank you as always for that logical and fact filled view point of what is really happening.
We all need more of that everyday!!
I prefer to follow the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC. Your advice is borderline criminal and needs to cease immediately. You are putting the public at risk.
Is that the same Anthony Fauci who said we’d all be dead of AIDS in the 1980s? That Ebola and Zika were going to cause a pandemic and kill millions? Is it that Anthony Fauci?
No, Anthony Fauci is putting the public at risk. How can you believe any of the bullshit pouring out of your TV sets? This is the biggest con job in the history of disease care so pharma can force vaccinate us with something that we should be afraid of. Where is the credibility in anything this asshole says? There is no credibility left in the pharmaceutical industry or the American media. Just stop believing and set yourself free!
A breath of fresh air thank you
You just make sense 🙂 and it is sooooo refreshing! Thank you
….your words and humor Dr. Tedd are always a breath of fresh air to me and very much appreciated. As a very young boy I survived the Nazi bombings in London so think I’ll be ok with this virus craziness. I’m surprised the Mexicans are not suing for using the name of their Corona beer, but then the virus name was suddenly changed to covid-19 – Guantanamera!
I really needed this good laugh! Your articles are always a pleasure to read Dr Koren! Thank you! We all need some fun and enlightnment in these dark times of panick and may I add, lack of toilet paper lol.
As a fellow chiropractor, I’m embarrassed to read this.
Where did you go to chiropractic school? Weren’t you taught about the limitation of the germ theory? That was taught in pathology 101. Were you sleeping in class on that day?
Wouldn’t you agree that the best way to stop spreading a virus is to stop spreading the virus?
That’s a bit of a tautology and doesn’t address the bigger question regarding the germ theory. Do germs cause disease or are they there as a “clean up.” We’d find lots of germs in every person, and in every body, living and dead.
It was more than “a bit” of a tautology.
I’m not sure why you’re talking about finding “lots of germs in every person” when your article is discussing the coronavirus. Of course we all have other germs. If you are going to write an article on this topic and share it with many people (by the way, I’m not sure how I ended up on your mailing list) you should read up on how contagious this specific virus is beforehand.
As far as your bigger question goes, the answer is that the coronavirus causes disease and many deaths either directly or by clogging up medical resources.
It is not hard for people to minimise the risk of spread, but if you persist with keeping your clinic open (I’m terribly sorry to read that your patient numbers have dropped) I hope that you are at least following the best practices possible. You know, just in case.
Since the “experts” don’t know the death rate (if any) we may even assume that people die with coronavirus not from coronavirus – since those who die are on many medications, have cancer or other conditions etc. It’s best to wait until the dust settles.
Great article dr tedd we need to get this information out to all logical earthlings and our decision makers and circumvent big pharma does president don get chiropractic care he thinks that this traveling circus is coming to an end soon. IThink this shows any terrorist only needs a computer to get people to soil their pants and to get their sphinters to fibulate on command oh well tomorrow brings anew sunny day and hopefully a lot more intelligent people on how often these episodes occur.Also Dr Dan Murphy and the1918Flu is a great video. Please keep up the GREAT work. Thank you.
I get so wrapped up in what everyone else is saying and doing. It was good to read this and bring back some sanity. I keep saying, “I could be wrong but I don’t think these corona virus stats are even close to the flu stats at this stage?” It just feels like Spain and Italy are going through such hell… did the Spain population get massive flu vaccines as well?
In fact the Italian area was heavily polluted and the elderly got a new “and improved” flu vaccine that fall.
Really good stuff on this article Doc. Factual, entertaining, & just plain truth as best we know it. The God for wisdom & discernment 🙂
This will probably get moderated out but https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-26/coronavirus-covid19-global-spread-data-explained/12089028 might give you a different perspective. The issue is not about getting the virus, it’s about the rate that people get it. The SARS-CoV2 virus has an R-zero (infection rate) 4 times higher than influenza. Sure, the vast majority of people will not suffer significantly but there are still a high rate (about 5%) of infected people who will need ventilators or die from pneumonia before their body has a chance to heal itself.
All the numbers you quote are based on computer modeling. And we know the computers are only as good as the data that is fed into them. It appears that new numbers are showing something else than what you have quoted (I assume you haven’t done the research yourself).
Oxford Epidemiologist: Here’s Why That Doomsday Model Is Likely Way Off
By Amanda PrestigiacomoDailyWire.com
If Sunetra Gupta’s model is accurate, fewer than one in a thousand who’ve been infected with COVID-19 become sick enough to need hospitalization, leaving the vast majority with mild cases or free of symptoms… “I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model,” Gupta criticized.
“the Oxford results would mean the country had already acquired substantial herd immunity through the unrecognised spread of Covid-19 over more than two months.”
My comment: Let’s do the math. Less than 1 in 1,000 infected get badly ill. That’s less than .1% of those infected who will get ill. Of those who get ill a smaller fraction will die – that’s a pretty tiny number and that means this virus has a lower mortality than the seasonal flu. And a lower mortality than the common cold.
Please remind me why we are concerned about this.
519 dead in NYC, documented cases doubling about every 2-3 days, faster in some areas. My family members work in hospitals in Long Island and they had a year old walked into the ER midnight not feeling well, no major problems, then on a ventilator and very weak by 6 am. Doc I have a strong philosophical Chiropractic background. This is out of the ordinary. Spreading talk about this going away will be part of the problem.
I share your concern but how does that compare with the background death rate in NYC? Researchers are already saying that people die with coronavirus but their death is not caused by coronavirus. Are we lumping all deaths no matter what the co-morbidity into one basket and forgetting that people leave this earth every day by the thousands or tens of thousands in the US?
See the following:
Mortality Rate for COVID-19 May Be Closer to Influenza
Published March 18, 2020 | Medicine, Public Health Mortality Rate for COVID-19 May Be Closer to Influenza
At a press briefing on Mar. 3, 2020, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, said, “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died.” On Mar. 13, The New York Times reported that modeling experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were estimating that if no actions are taken to stop the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., worst-case scenario, “between 160 million and 214 million people in the U.S. could be infected over the course of the epidemic” and “as many as 200,000 to 1.7 million people could die.”
The 3.4% mortality rate for COVID-19 and the worst-case scenario predictions by the CDC are in marked contrast to earlier estimates that had placed the mortality rate at around 2.3 percent, a figure that was reached by dividing the number of deaths by the number of confirmed cases of the disease (rather than the number of actual cases of COVID-19, which is unknown).. Instead of COVID-19 being more 30 times deadly than the annual influenza virus, which has an estimated mortality rate of 0.1%, Anthony Fauci, MD of the NIH believe the mortality rate is closer to 1%, or about 10 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.
The WHO figure does not take into account asymptomatic COVID-19 cases or cases in which symptoms are minimal, said Dr. Fauci. In other words, there are many mild cases of COVID-19 that are not being diagnosed, reported and counted because many of those people are not going to the hospital and are not being tested, diagnosed and reported. So it is difficult to come up with a reasonable estimate for just how lethal COVID-19 really is compared to other infections.
1% mortality is still high, however, even that estimate is based on extremely limited data, given that very few people in the U.S.—and in many other countries—have been tested for COVID-19. There also have been problems with the accuracy of lab tests for the virus. “We’re very concerned about false positives, just as damning as false negatives” said Bruce Carlson of the NY medical diagnostic market research firm Kalorama Information
Epidemiologist Prof.Chris Whitty thinks the mortality rate for COVID-19 may end up being less than 1% In South Korea, the rate has been pegged at 0.6%, Germany, 0.2%, which is particularly interesting since that country has the highest median age in all of Europe and, thus, potentially could be the most vulnerable to the severest impact of the disease. Germany’s 0.2% is consistent with the COVID-19 mortality rate around the world, excluding China. Microbiologist Lothar Wieler, PhD, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany, believes that, ultimately, the rate in China will settle at about 0.2% as well. A study released by China’s Center for Disease Control in February estimated the mortality rate of the disease in China, excluding Hubei province, where the city of Wuhan is located, had already dropped to 0.4%
In Wuhan, reportedly the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, the mortality rate of the disease is now down to 1.4% based on a recent estimate by infectious disease researchers Joseph Wu, PhD and Kathy Leung, PhD of the University of Hong Kong. However, that estimate may be high, according to epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman, PhD of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Like other infectious disease experts, Dr. Wieler believes the impact of COVID-19 may ultimately prove to be similar to that of a severe outbreak of influenza. Anthony Fauci, Bruce Carlson, China, Chris Whitty, coronavirus, COVID-19, Germany, Kalorama Information, Lothar Wieler, Marco Cáceres, National Institutes of Health, National Vaccine Information Center, NIH, NVIC, Robert Koch Institute, South Korea, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, The Vaccine Reaction, WHO, World Health Organization
Did this child just receive another round of vaccines?
They never ask if a person who died got a flu shot or other vaccines – all of them are reported to kill. But why look there? They might find what they don’t want to know.
Good article Tedd. It’s the flu. Great point about the wind…only line up where the wind is hitting you sideways…😂 and bring a six foot stick.
You’ll like this
Love this Dr. Koren!
Hey Tedd: Don’t know if you’ve heard of Dr Shiva. He’s running for US senator from Massachusetts. He contends that the Corona virus hype is all about facism. The plan of Dr. Faucci, Hillary and Bill Gates is to mandate mandatory vaccines before you can travel, renew your drivers’ license, or get a job. Check out this interview. The pertinent content starts at 25 minutes into the interview.
Dear Richard, Thank you. I have watched Dr. Shiva’s interview and he’s great. I even donated to his senate campaign.
Dear Dr. Koren, we have known each other for a long time, since we organized your first seminar in Italy together and since then we have been in touch occasionally. I decided to break this prolonged silence after reading your blog post titled “Corona Virus: Going, Going, Gone!”. I state for your attentive readers that I am not a chiropractor nor a doctor but a careful reader of the news from around the world and especially in this moment so critical for the whole world.
If you are truly convinced that the bell curve of the coronavirus (you then admit that there is a coronavirus!) is definitely in a descending curve, or worse that all this panic is due to the flu shots, then you should get in touch with your President and tell him to immediately revoke the “Defense Production Act” (it was not called from the war in Asia!), to withdraw the decree with the 2,200 billion aid package to the American economy, as well as the decree for the recall of one million of reservists who might have to deal with the coronavirus.
Also urgently contact Johns Hopkins University and tell them to review the title of their scoreboard https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html and do a reset based on your considerations. I don’t know what the media shows you in the States: have you seen the convoys of Italian Army trucks carrying hundreds of coffins outside Bergamo because they don’t know where to put them? Did you know that most of the dead (to date 9134 in Italy – with a daily average of over 600/day – compared to 28717 in the whole world) die without being able to have a family member close by? Have you seen in Spain the patients lying on the ground in hospitals because there are not even stretchers? Or the ice palace turned into a huge parking lot of coffins awaiting burial?
It is difficult for me to think that all this is due to an uncontrolled flu illness! I apologize to your readers for this outburst but I owe it as an act of deference and respect for the nearly 30,000 dead.
One last thing: for your next blog you could do without analysing the situation in Italy and rather making an update on the situation in America which with today conquers the world record of confirmed coronavirus cases. Or influence if you prefer!
All the best to you and Beth!
Dear Flavio, yes, what in the world is happening in Italy? I’m sending out a new blog today specifically mentioning Italy. I’m also getting some private e-mails from a doctor in Italy that I’ll forward to you.
Can we all go out and play now?
The big fiasco
Computer modeling is a fancy way of saying, “we put data in the computer and it gave us answers based on certain assumptions.” Computers have made lots of predictions: the earth will freeze into a new ice age, the earth will heat up and our cities will be under water, AIDS will break out into the general population, Ebola, Zika, Swine flu will kill millions, Hilary Clinton will win the election.
Garbage in, garbage out
The problem is that the computer models are only as good as the data put in. Put in poor data, you’ll get poor answers. As they say, “garbage in, garbage out.”
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, using computer modeling predicted that 500,000 people in the UK and 2.2 million in the US will die from the corona virus. His predictions were widely cited and the world became hysterical. California, New York, New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Illinois and other states demanded “non-essential” businesses close, schools close, quarantine, social distancing and destruction of their economies.
The media loved it: “It’s the BIG ONE. Millions will die.” Why is it that when scientists speak reporters that otherwise dissect every word coming from a politician’s mouth simply bow down and become typists? The media uncritically reports whatever a person in a white coat and letters after his name says.
Why is this important? Because they made everyone crazy!!! Title from Technology News:
Imperial College (UK) Found as Sole Agent of Panic Over Coronavirus
The world has apparently been ‘punked’ by Imperial College London into a global panic over the coronavirus. Imperial has long been associated with global warming studies using disputed data that have promoted climate alarmism. https://www.technocracy.news/imperial-college-uk-found-as-sole-agent-of-panic-over-coronavirus/
About a week later, based on new data, projected deaths in the UK dropped from 500,000 to 20,000. Projected deaths in the US dropped from 2.2 million to 84,000.
Ooops! Have we ruined millions of lives and livelihoods for a mistake? What will new garbage-in. garbage out will tomorrow bring?
Anthony Fauci, MD who swallowed the highly flawed original computer model hook, line and sinker now says in the New England Journal of Medicine:
…the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.” Fauci AS, Lane HC, Redfield RR. Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted. N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1268-1269. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
NOW YOU TELL US?
Thanks Dr. Fauci – after shutting down the country, destroying the US economy, ruining lives, making our kids stay home, losing jobs, freaking people out, preventing two KST seminars (and making my post office cold), now you tell us: “it’s just another bad flu.”???
Why the panic?
Why the panic? Because of a herd mentality among researchers who are afraid to question big shots with letters after their names; a herd mentality of politicians who want to be re-elected, a herd mentality among scientists who want money and fame and a herd mentality among the public who think if an “expert” says it, then it must be right. All they were doing was pushing worse-case scenarios from failed computer models.
Dr. Deborah Birx, who serves as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said during a press conference on Wednesday that the media has “frightened the American people” with salacious reporting surrounding the coronavirus outbreak…“The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea or Italy,” she says.
Oxford Epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta commented on this lack of critical thinking: From the Daily Wire:
If Gupta’s model is accurate, fewer than one in a thousand who’ve been infected with COVID-19 become sick enough to need hospitalization, leaving the vast majority with mild cases or free of symptoms… “I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model,” Gupta criticized.
The Oxford results would mean the country had already acquired substantial herd immunity through the unrecognised spread of Covid-19 over more than two months. https://www.dailywire.com/news/oxford-epidemiologist-heres-why-that-doomsday-model-is-likely-way-off
Let’s do the math
Let’s do the math. Less than 1 in 1,000 infected with coronavirus will get ill. That’s less than .1%. Of those who get ill a fraction will die – that’s a pretty tiny number and that means the virus has a lower mortality than the seasonal flu. This is a lower mortality than the common cold.
How about we throw all the computer modelers into a big prison as punishment for creating this hysteria? How many people will apologize and lose their jobs? None. Didn’t Fauci tell us in the 1980s that AIDS was going to break out into the heterosexual population? Why wasn’t he relieved of his position then?
Remember that old saying, Experts built the Titanic and amateurs built the Ark? Or as Richard P. Feynman, Physicist & Educator says: “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.”
What’s happening in Italy?
Why is there such a high death rate from this year’s flu in Italy? Statistics from the years 2014-2017 show that there is always a high death rate from the flu in Italy. During that period there were more than 68,000 deaths attributable to the flu; higher than other European countries.
We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17…In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. A mortality rate of 10.7 per 1,000 inhabitants was observed in the winter season 2014/2015 (more than 375,000 deaths in absolute terms), corresponding to an estimated 54,000 excess deaths (+9.1%) as compared to 2014, representing the highest reported mortality rate since the Second World War in Italy. Rosano A, Bella A, Gesualdi F et al. Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons). Int’l J of Infectious Diseases. Vol. 28 pp. 127-134. Nov. 1, 2019
As of this writing Italy reports 10,779 deaths attributable to coronavirus. But the big question is, is this from seasonal flu? About 99% of those who are supposed to have died from coronavirus. had pre-existing conditions, and an average age of 80. 50% of those who died had 3 or more chronic underlying conditions. But no one asks if those who died had a flu shot.
The flu shot
A recent study shows military personnel who received the flu vaccine were at 36% increased risk for coronavirus… pre-COVID-19. The study population consisted of a population with a history of being heavily vaccinated. Wolff GG. Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season. Vaccine. Vol. 38, No. 2, 10 January 2020, Pages 350-354
Flu shot for Italians
In September 2019 a new ‘cell-based’ flu shot, called VIQCC or QIVc, that is produced from cultured animal cells rather than eggs was made available for the first time in Italy that was recommended for adults 65 years of age or older.” https://www.doctorsinitaly.com/b/flu-shot/
Could this new, barely tested flu shot given to adults 65 years of age or older be responsible for the terrible coronavirus death toll in Italy?
What’s really going on?
“Grotesque, absurd and very dangerous”
Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology, professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.
We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.
[The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people….All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.
Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, Pulmonology specialist, former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.
Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.
We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?” That’s missing.
Dr Joel Kettner Is professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.
I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. And other respiratory illness viruses, we don’t always know what they are. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why.
I worry about the message to the public, about the fear of coming into contact with people, being in the same space as people, shaking their hands, having meetings with people. I worry about many, many consequences related to that.
In Hubei, in the province of Hubei, where there has been the most cases and deaths by far, the actual number of cases reported is 1 per 1000 people and the actual rate of deaths reported is 1 per 20,000. So maybe that would help to put things into perspective. See the video interviews of Prof. Bhakdi, Wodarg and more here: 12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic https://www.globalresearch.ca/12-experts-questioning-coronavirus-panic/5707532
Finally, Shiva Ayyadurai, MD, PhD says the coronavirus crisis will go down as “one of the biggest frauds.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BiM1YYIPCo
What’s next? Mandatory vaccination for all?
I think its due time that you turn off your television., stop succumbing to the fear mongering propaganda. Emotionally triggering footage of deceased people, make shift morgues and warzone like chaos at hospitals. ANd instead invest some time into objectively analyzing the facts and evidence.
Seek out answers about how they’re generating morbidity and mortality rates? Financial conflicts of interest driving responses. All thr bias. unhealthy user bias effect, nocebo effects and intentionally inflating death rates by misrepresenting and mislabeling unrelated deaths all as unconfirmed covid deaths that dijt even require a positive result..
There are multiple ulterior motives and agendas at play that require public hysteria from fear in order to manufacture consent form thr masses to go along with it. They’re intentionally manipulating and scaring you. So that you cant think critically rationally. logically or longitudinally.
Knowledge is power and best way to combat fear and unjustified hysteria and surrendering our rights and freedoms.
Great article, Dr. Koren! My dad ended up in the hospital for 12 days recently due to a stroke and they tested him for the Corona virus the other day. The results came back and he tested negative. Even with a negative test they refused to release him and told him that he needed to be retested again a few days later… Well, they retested him again and the results came back negative the second time… But they again refused to release him and told him he needed to be quarantined for another 14 days because there is a CHANCE that TOMORROW he MIGHT get infected. Can you believe the STUPIDITY of this type of reasoning? They refuse to release him because he might come down with it tomorrow… My mom went round and round with the nurses about this and they kept telling her: “Well he might get it tomorrow.” Well with that type of reasoning… all of the hospital workers should be quarantined. What a joke!!!
Based on that logic 100% of the population could be quarantined. The media and the medical profession, the politicians and the WHO (but I repeat myself) are just making things up. Soon we’ll be warned of “The next wave of Corona”, or “The next big one is coming.” the gullibility never ends.
Dr. Koren, This article is fabulous! You are a voice of reason in a time a chaos.