The REAL Truth About COVID-19 Is Finally Surfacing…Why Just Now?

No matter what the issue is, it’s getting to the point where we must do our own research and then make the best fact-based decisions we can regarding our futures and the future of America.

The article below makes my case on just one of the critical issues impacting American families today, COVID-19.


CDC: Just 6% of Covid Deaths Occurred Without Co-Morbidities

This past week the CDC finally seemed to get fed up with the coronavirus hysteria that has existed in this country since March.

First, the CDC released new guidelines saying there was no need for asymptomatic people to get tested if they were otherwise young and healthy. That’s even if you were exposed to someone who had tested positive for the virus.

Then the CDC put up on their official website the following details for people who have covid symptoms: “If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested.”

So, yeah, the CDC is telling you to treat covid like any other illness. Stay home if you’re sick, you’ll probably be fine. That’s because for most people covid is a mild illness. If, however, you get sick enough to need treatment, go seek treatment.

This is the advice we should have had since March. And in retrospect we should have never, ever shut down at all. (In fact, if New York governor Andrew Cuomo hadn’t been the worst political leader this century, we probably wouldn’t have ever panicked in the first place. New York was such a disaster that the rest of the country panicked based on their incompetence. An incompetence, by the way, that led to the worst coronavirus response in the entire world.)

But this was the final kicker that also went up on the CDC website:

“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.”

This illuminates what I have been saying for a long time, there’s a big difference between dying WITH COVID and dying FROM COVID.

94% of people are dying with covid, per the CDC, not because of it. In fact, not only are people dying with it, they are dying with covid and an average of 2.6 additional conditions or causes of death.

This would mean roughly 10,000 deaths are directly attributable to covid alone.

Because right now if you have terminal lung cancer, kidney and liver failure and covid, you are counted as a covid death.

Now, this doesn’t mean covid can’t be dangerous, it can. But it’s almost exclusively dangerous among those with extremely ill health, that is multiple serious co-morbidities, or extremely advanced age.

Now, to be fair, what we still don’t know is what percentage of people who have died with covid in 2020 would otherwise be alive if this virus had never existed. That is, it’s possible there are likely more than the roughly 10,000 people who are listed as dying from covid alone who have died with covid and another illness.

Maybe if covid never existed those people could have survived their co-morbidities and might still be alive today. (Although this raises an interesting question, if covid was the tipping point illness for many very sick people with multiple co-morbidities, wouldn’t the number of elderly people dying in later months this year and next year likely be lower than normal? Because those very ill people had their deaths accelerated by a few months due to covid? That seems likely to me.

We don’t know the answer to this question and we can’t just look at excess death data either because, and this is the really unfortunate part of our shutdown madness, there is now strong evidence that locking down our country cost us more years of life in this country than we gained.

This is according to the incredible work being done by the Ethical Skeptic Twitter account. (You should all go follow him for his charts and analysis of covid data).

Remember, the average age of death from covid in this country is older than the average age of death in this country overall. Meanwhile the people who are dying in excess numbers from something other than covid due to our lockdowns are much younger. These are much younger people dying of suicides, drug overdoses, from declining to seek medical care for fear of covid.

And this is a MONSTER story. A story which, not surprisingly, almost no one is telling.

We shut down our country to protect very old people from covid yet the deaths of much younger people from other causes are actually costing us more years of life, by far, than the years of life we are protecting. And this doesn’t even count, by the way, all the disastrous impacts from children being kept out of school for months at a time.

There’s been a tremendous rise, for instance, in domestic abuse and, likely, child abuse during the lockdown as well. And it also doesn’t count the very real economic costs of tens of millions of lost jobs, which will echo through poor families for years and years.

Let’s just be clear here: outside of nursing homes — which comprise nearly half of our deaths in this country despite only having .6% of our population — there is zero reason for any lockdowns to still exist in this country.

Zero.

It’s well past time for everyone to be back at work, school, and playing sports on all levels from little league to pro sports. And if you don’t want to do that because the media has terrified you, that’s your choice, you can stay in your house buried under the covers forever, but the rest of the us need to get on with our lives, you can’t hold us hostage any longer.

Unfortunately this isn’t happening because covid is now the entire basis for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Meaning instead of these facts being debated and discussed in a rational manner, Biden has tied his entire campaign to stoking more fear based on the false idea that we’re all in tremendous danger from the coronavirus.

Even if it’s not true at all.

Worse than that, the media, which ostensibly exists to speak truth to power, has also completely embraced the fear porn narrative as well.

Which is why our national response to the coronavirus is the biggest failure of truth, logic, and honesty since the Vietnam War.

It’s time for you, me, and everyone else with a functional brain to get back to our normal lives.

Which is exactly what I’m doing.


And it’s exactly what I’m doing too.

That being said, I will still honor and follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the various businesses and institutions I choose to frequent, hoping and praying they will also see the wisdom in getting back to “normal” very soon.

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

Houston, We Have A Problem!

This post is relatively brief again because the links highlighted below offer a great deal of relevant information for you to read and consider.

Most importantly, I will be taking some time away from my trusty computer as my wife and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary next week. It may take me a while to sober back up from all the festivities!!! Just kidding!

 

We thank God daily for His grace, mercy, and loving hand on our marriage and on our entire family these many years. Our journey has certainly had its ups and downs but through it all He was and still is faithful to sustain us.

And to my wife: If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate one bit with just a few changes and improvements on my part! I Love You Babe, Always Have, Always Will.

To God be the glory.


Per Wikipedia, “‘Houston, we have a problem’ is a popular but erroneous quotation from the radio communications between the Apollo 13 astronaut John (“Jack”) Swigert and the NASA Mission Control Center (“Houston”) during the Apollo 13 spaceflight, as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft.

The words actually spoken, initially by Jack Swigert, were ‘Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here’. After being prompted to repeat the transmission by CAPCOM Jack R. Lousma, Jim Lovell responded, ‘Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem.’

Since then, the erroneous phrase ‘Houston, we have a problem’ has become popular, being used to account, informally, the emergence of an unforeseen problem.”

So What’s The Problem?

Well, it goes without saying that COVID-19 has been “the emergence of an unforeseen problem” for the entire world that has unquestionably turned all of our individual worlds upside down in so many ways!

Unfortunately, there are some sub-problems that are emerging concerning options people diagnosed with COVID-19 may have available to mitigate the symptoms of the coronavirus.

First, the fight over Hyroxychloroquine. President Trump touted the drug at a press conference in early March. In late May, the atmosphere became more charged when the medical journal The Lancet published a study showing that patients taking Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 had a 34% increased risk of dying and a 137% increased risk of a heart arrhythmia. It was used by some to criticize Trump’s promotion of the drug. The study was later retracted when the data it used turned out to be fraudulent.

The debate was rekindled when America’s Frontline Doctors held a press conference saying they’d successfully treated COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine. The presser went viral after hundreds of thousands of people, including Trump, shared a video of it. Soon, the video was pulled by YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on the grounds that it spread misinformation about the coronavirus. Twitter even suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr. after he shared it.

My question is, who made YouTube, FB, and Twitter the experts on what is medical “misinformation” and what isn’t? Something smells very fishy here!

It’s a very long and detailed read but you can view the entire Hydroxychloroquine White Paper HERE and decide for yourself.

Next, the debate over when a viable vaccine will be ready for the general population. The big question that has many people up in arms is, “Will the vaccine be mandatory?” You can view the entire 12-part series on Why So Many People Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate HERE and again, decide for yourself.


See you in a couple of weeks for more Wisdom Matters!

COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

In case you missed the latest communication from the White House on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the information below, copied from one of the online news outlets, offers a brief overview of President Trump’s 3-phase plan.

I have also included a link at the end of this article which provides the complete details of the official 3-phase plan.


President Trump’s 3-Phase Plan For Reopening America

President Donald Trump’s new guidelines for reopening parts of the country recommend states and localities confirm a two-week downward trend in coronavirus symptoms and documented cases before starting to ease lock downs while assuring hospitals have adequate capacity and robust testing in place.

The administration envisions states or localities meeting those criteria each time they progress through three phases. It’s not prescribing target dates for meeting each phase, and officials acknowledged restrictions could snap back if there’s a resurgence in cases.

Here’s how the new guidelines envision easing social distancing restrictions:

Phase one: Restaurants, movie theaters, sporting venues, places of worship and gyms can reopen if they observe strict social distancing. Elective surgeries can resume when appropriate on an outpatient basis.

Schools currently closed should remain closed and visits to senior living facilities and hospitals should be prohibited. Bars should remain closed. High-risk individuals should remain at home.

Phase two: Schools and organized youth activities like camps can reopen. Nonessential travel can resume, and people can start circulating in parks, outdoor recreational areas, and shopping centers while avoiding gatherings of more than 50 individuals unless unspecified precautionary measures are taken. Restaurants, movie theaters and other large venues can operate under moderate social distancing rules.

Vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place, and employers should continue to encourage telework whenever possible. Common areas where people congregate in close quarters should be closed. Bars can operate with diminished standing-room occupancy.

Phase three: Vulnerable individuals can resume public interactions but practice social distancing. Employers can resume unrestricted staffing of workplaces. Large public venues can operate under limited social distancing rules. Visits to senior care facilities and hospitals can resume.

The document also outlines “core state preparedness responsibilities,” including having adequate testing and screening, the ability to supply enough protective gear and medical equipment, and plans to surge intensive care beds, if needed.

The big picture: It leaves the final say in any loosening of restrictions to state and local officials, adding that governors should work on a regional basis to progress through the phased recovery.

The document repeats past federal guidance on personal hygiene including urging people to wear masks or face coverings when in public. Employers should consider temperature checks, social distancing, and doing their own testing and contact tracing. It urges barring anyone with symptoms from returning to work until they are cleared by a medical provider.

Here’s the link to President Trump’s Official 3-Phase Plan for opening up America again.


Praying you and your families are staying safe and well during these trying times, and for better days ahead real soon!

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!