Do you watch the mainstream news? Even if only to gather intelligence of their narratives? If you do, then it’s extremely obvious as to the bombardment of “new Covid-19 cases”, right? As though there’s a massive surge occurring and we all better be scared out of our minds! Right?
Yes, that’s right, that’s what they’re pushing. Maximum fright and misery leading up to the election. Because it’s all Orange Man’s fault… but I digress.
Okay, listen. If you have any desire to discover more of the truth regarding what you are being told — read on.
You are not being given proper context.
Why? Because that would destroy their narrative. There’s an overwhelming drum beat of “new cases”. An increase in “testing positive”. “Surging”.
But do you know what drives me nuts when I hear all this fear mongering? They NEVER tell you or hint whether or not any of these people are actually SICK, or symptomatic. No. Instead they’re focusing on positive test results and they are making false equivalent statements using the term “new cases”.
There are several things going on here:
There are false positives. Way more than you know – because you’re not being told.
There are lots and lots of “positive tests” whereby there are no symptoms. They’re not sick.
It is completely inaccurate and fake news to equate a positive Covid test as a “new case”.
What exactly is a Covid “case”?
The CDC answers this question with a “case definition.” A case is not just a positive test. Instead what is needed is, “Presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence.” Notice the AND, meaning not simply a positive test.
Yet what the media trumpets as “surging cases” are only positive tests. There is no discussion of whether or not any of the individuals with positive tests are showing symptoms or are actually sick with the Chinese flu. Or if they are contagious and needing to be quarantined.
The most widely used diagnostic test for Covid-19 coronavirus is called a PCR test. The results being reported are a simple yes-no answer to the question of whether a patient is infected. Aside from false-positives for Covid-19 itself, consider the following (how the test works)…
How the PCR Test Works
The PCR test amplifies genetic matter from the virus in cycles; the fewer cycles required, the greater the amount of virus, or viral load, in the sample. The greater the viral load, the more likely the patient is to be contagious.
This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are.
In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.
“Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are not likely to be contagious..” reports the NYTimes.
Yes-No Results Aren’t Good Enough
Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said, “We’ve been using one type of data for everything, and that is just plus or minus — that’s all,” “We’re using that for clinical diagnostics, for public health, for policy decision-making.”
“But yes-no isn’t good enough. It’s the amount of virus that should dictate the infected patient’s next steps. It’s really irresponsible, I think, to forgo the recognition that this is a quantitative issue,”
“The COVID PCR test is quite sensitive, amplifying any viral particles found in the nose, whether dead or alive, repeatedly until the test is positive. Most of these positive “cases” are neither contagious or symptomatic,” said Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., contributing author to AmericanThinker.com.
The more people we test, the more positive tests will result.
The U.S. is performing 2.87 daily tests per thousand people, far more than most countries. For comparison, Canada is a third lower at 2.09 tests per thousand, France 1.9, Germany 1.87, Australia 1.21, and India 0.82.
More tests mean more positive results, but not necessarily cases of COVID. For example, the U.S. performing 2.87 tests per thousand people compared with Mexico performing 0.08 tests per thousand will yield dramatically different results, showing the U.S. “surging” in cases as the media describes.
This then fuels the false narrative that the U.S. has so many cases of COVID…to a level unmatched by any major country.
~ Dr. Joondeph
He went on to say, “Hospitalizations, a measure of disease severity, have been steadily declining since March, with a small bump in mid-summer. They’ve gone from a high of over 3,000 hospitalizations per week last spring, to less than 700 per week now, according to the CDC.”
Twisted Narrative From The Mainstream
All we hear are fearful statements from the mainstream news media. Covid “cases” (false equivalent) are “surging”. Some governors are actually renewing lock-downs and closures once again.
There is never any mention of how many are actually sick or hospitalized! Again, why? Because most are NOT SICK and hospitalizations are way down! That’s why!
We are being told twisted truths, and outright lies by the mainstream news media.
In my view, and that of many others, the plan is to make Americans miserable ahead of the election, hoping that voters choose a new leader.
“What’s shameful is that the media, ignorant or uninterested in the facts, deliberately presents a false equivalence between positive tests and cases, all to push a gloom and doom narrative to influence the upcoming election.”
Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., is a Denver-based physician and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in American Thinker, Daily Caller, Rasmussen Reports, and other publications.
The irrational fear mongering is creating irrational fear among the public. Most people don’t fact check what the mainstream is telling them. Though fear was warranted in the beginning (before we had enough data), 8 months of constant Covid fear has taken it’s toll.
Let’s be rational about this. For the vast majority, this is no deadlier than the “flu” (exception for the 70+ age group with comorbidity / poor health issues – though still 94.6% survivable).
Yes, it is more contagious. But now that we’ve known the numbers for quite awhile, it has not justified (in my opinion) the destruction of our economy, tyrannical lock-downs and restrictive policy making decisions.
Instead we should have focused on measures to protect the elderly – those with underlying poor health conditions.
Furthering an Agenda of Power and Control
The cabal is using Covid-19 to further its agenda of power and control over you, and to rid America of the “Orange Man”. It’s about money and power.
There will be HUGE money for big pharma. Hence the so called “vaccine”. What makes you think they will make a vaccine that works, if they haven’t been able to make a flu vaccine all these decades that works? But there sure will be a lot of money to be made.
What makes you think this irrational fear propaganda will ever end when it provides the perfect mechanism for tyrants, governments, “the cabal”, to further control you?
Will the people ever wake up to the apparent facts that this Chinese flu isn’t as bad as we’re being told day in and day out?
Will the people come to realize that we’re just going to have to deal with “herd immunity” with this virus? And live with it like we do with the “flu”?
A year from now, will I still see people driving around in their own cars with masks on?
How long will we continue to see masked people while walking outside, even when far away from others?
Folks, this isn’t going to end.
Not when you’ve got a mainstream narrative that continues to shovel this irrational fear. It is too opportunistic a thing to quell the fears among the public. When the public is scared, they will willingly give up freedoms and liberty for the perception of security. Governments and Tyrants LOVE THAT. The people are too ignorant to know that.
What’s next? The next thing we might see pushed is an abolishment of cash (all those scary Covid germs you know…). How convenient for “them”. I’m telling you, this virus is being used to assist a major shift, a turning, a crushing blow to our liberties and way of life as it were.
We are living in a time filled with irrational fear.
Can we just be rational about this?