FROM DAY ONE..
The COVID-19 pandemic entered the containment phase long ago, and Australians are now desperate for sensible policymakers who have the courage to ignore the panic and rely on facts.
Leaders that will examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasising hypothetical projections. Those that combine empirical evidence with fundamental principles of biology established for decades, and then thoughtfully restore the country to function.
Yet, very few are found anywhere. The grip is only tightening further as I write this.
Puppet government officials continue to submit to an unfolding international agenda, while the hysterical media conglomerates hold on to their fear-based, revenue-generating programming.
Yet, from day one in this country, the ‘threat’ has never been as severe as it has been portrayed.
It is a fact that most people who died with COVID-19 had other serious life-ending conditions.
As deaths become officially classified, COVID took first priority over these conditions.
As reported on October 20, 73 per cent of Australians who have died with COVID-19 had at least one (and often multiple) other pre-existing comorbidities, death certificate data reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed.
These conditions included dementia (41 per cent), chronic cardiac conditions (32 per cent), diabetes (17 per cent) and hypertension (16 per cent). The regular flu season disappeared, heart attacks cases vanished and strokes were nowhere to be seen.
The average age of COVID-19 deaths in Australia is 85 years – above the age of life expectancy.
We all began to quickly learn that the coronavirus did not pose a danger to most of the population, even those who have caught it, with a recovery rate that overwhelms any ‘death tolls’.
In the United States last year before vaccinations, the estimated COVID-19 infection fatality ratio (IFR) was 0.002 per cent for under 18s, 0.05 per cent for people aged 18 to 49, 0.6 per cent for 50-64 year olds and a higher 9 per cent for those aged over 65, the US CDC says.
However, instead of adjusting the lockdown plan of this pandemic saga to place restrictions on those that are most vulnerable, a country of 25 million people continue to have their livelihoods played.
16 months of ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’, we now enter.
Since the ABS report in October, we have had another six people die according to statistics, many of which were also elderly with pre-existing conditions. The latest was a Sydney woman in her 90s.
Our scare-mongering politicians and bureaucrats have terrified millions of relatively healthy and non-elderly people to believe they are at serious risk of dying or getting very sick from the virus.
The doom peddlers continue their sick game with Australians.
FEAR BEING WEAPONISED
Almost a year and a half into the virus saga, political and media-driven fear explains why so few people publicly question the latest lockdowns of 12 million people across four cities, in response to a small number of virus cases. We lock down half the country, for a few sniffles.
Regrettably, fear will be used to justify (at least) another six months of rolling stop-start lockdowns, under the vague ‘four-stage plan’ announced by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.
Nobody in the political class, and very few people in the sensationalist media, are prepared to whisper some indisputable facts about COVID-19.
In the face of hysterical daily news conferences by premiers to announce case numbers and obliging media hyperventilating, it’s largely been forgotten that barely anyone is seriously sick.
More than 70 per cent of over-70s have had at least one vaccination, other COVID-19 treatments have improved and the vulnerable are social distancing as required.
Context is required to effectively manage the virus and balance broader societal considerations, such as social wellbeing, mental health, non-COVID-19 health, education of young people and economic prosperity — including for millions of small businesses and workers.
Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, said on July 2 that “very few” people were in hospital.
At that date, just 10 days ago, there was approximately 474 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Australia. About one quarter were returned overseas travellers in quarantine.
Of the 366 active NSW cases, only 17 are in hospital and a further six are in intensive care.
Those that have received their vaccinations are still treated like prisoners, many unable to see their loved ones during their most important times.
Queensland, which has led the virus hysteria, does not publish reliable figures because it automatically designates all of the state’s active cases as ‘in hospital’.
The state’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, repeats blunt lockdowns against any tiny virus outbreak, with a complete lack of a comprehensive public policy framework to get back to normal.
Again, this is in a state that has had the best of conditions in terms of cases and virus deaths.
Why was there no care when the seasonal flu was killing five Australians per week in Queensland?
These officials claim they are ‘concerned about our health’, yet the lockdowns themselves are causing real health issues to increase and become more difficult to manage.
As we continue to see our political leaders and health bureaucrats be consumed by COVID-19, they have neglected other health problems and may have shifted deaths to other causes because of cancelled health check-ups during lockdowns.
The total number recorded deaths in Australia last year stood at 141,116, as registered by February 28, 2021, according to preliminary ABS data.
In this period, cancer deaths have risen 4 per cent, dementia deaths have jumped 7.3 per cent and diabetes deaths have increasing by 9.1 per cent, among other conditions.
Many of these are pre-existing conditions that are dismissed by COVID.
Screenings for cancer and strokes plunged, because people were too frightened to go to hospital. Specialists are worried the missed diagnoses will have higher mortality consequences for years.
Moreover, 686 (75 per cent) of the 911 COVID-19 deaths in Australia were aged care residents, almost all in Victoria. These figures include people also dying of other serious comorbidities.
Before vaccines, the UK’s population-wide infection fatality ratio had fallen significantly from original estimates, to between 0.3 per cent and 0.49 per cent last year for people who contracted the virus, the UK’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine has reported.
More recently in February, UK fatality rates had fallen a further 30 per cent for over-80s, even before widespread vaccinations. There is no threat — we must all get on with our lives.
Singapore’s Prime Minister is talking about living with the virus as an ‘endemic’ disease as vaccines are rolled out. He wants to move beyond focusing on daily cases, and we should as well.
Australia desperately needs to snap out of this hypnotic spell before the damage continue.
THE LASTING TOLL
Amidst the socio-economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, the human race is simultaneously learning to adapt to the newly emerging systems and processes.
Much of the country has been hit, including our future generations (and least at risk from dying of coronavirus) that are being affected by these lockdowns.
During lockdowns, younger people are more at risk from depression, suicide, lost education and job losses in industries such as hospitality, retail, tourism and recreation.
The government failed to consider the broader community benefits — to lives and livelihoods — to wilfully push faster and more widespread vaccination.
For narrow-minded people in power, only the daily tally board of COVID-19 cases matters, because that’s all politicians and the media focus on. Yet, we already know this isn’t the way out.
I guess it’s too much to expect authorities to provide mature context.
An annual average of 3332 people died of either influenza or pneumonia – both respiratory illnesses – in 2015-2019, mortality statistics show.
There was 3915 hospitalisations from influenza in 2019 and 6.3 per cent or 235 people were admitted to intensive care, according to research published by Ian Barr, deputy director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.
Zero COVID-19 cases or deaths is not a realistic benchmark, especially when the Mind Virus will be ‘circulating’ for years to come, even with vaccinations.
We are living in the Twilight Zone, ladies and gentlemen.
If the establishment won’t change things, it is up to the people to turn around this dystopia.
It is up to the people themselves to say enough is enough and take back their liberties and freedoms.
The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation.
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