Finally, a medical expert has admitted what virtually all political leaders and the health officials they parade out to support their lockdowns try to hide.
Commenting on the proposal to continue banning large public gatherings well into the autumn, Dr. Hendrick Streeck, a renowned German epidemiologist, said, “We are all conducting experiments in our countries – no one knows how to do this right.”
As political leaders continue to make up rules for re-opening their countries, states, and cities after months of lockdown, Dr. Streeck’s observation becomes clearer every day.
Failing to provide empirical evidence, leaders are recommending that large events continue to be banned until after the fall, when the anticipated second wave of COVID-19 hits.
- In Britain, George Batchelor, Director of Edge Health, a data analysis firm working with a number of the country’s health-care providers, said last Thursday that he thinks two soccer matches that were allowed to take place in March may have dramatically increased the spread of coronavirus. Mr. Batchelor said, “It would seem very unwise to allow for any such events anytime soon,” yet he provided no data to show the link between the soccer events and an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
- In Germany, in addition to the order that soccer matches only can take place without spectators, choral singing has been banned from religious services.
And, as leaders try to figure out how to reopen, the new word being used around the country is “offnungskiskussionsorgien,” which translates as “reopening discussion orgies.” The phrase has been used by Chancellor Angela Merkel to criticize the chaos created by people arguing over when to end the lockdown measures entirely.
- The British government is trying to get its citizens to stay indoors with a social media campaign highlighted by the image of a baked pie with the words “Stay Home” inscribed in the crust. Next to the pie is the advice, “Do some baking.”
- In France, say goodbye to that kiss on the cheek. The friendly French traditional greeting known as “la bise” has vanished due to strict social distancing edicts. As recently as 5 March, over 90 percent of French men and women were greeting each other with “la bise,” however, after the new rules were enforced, the greeting has declined to below 15 percent.
French President Emanuel Macron now greets colleagues and military personnel with a half-bow from four feet away.
- In Switzerland, officials have given approval for citizens under the age of ten to hug their grandparents, reversing its previous edict. Daniel Koch, head of the country’s health ministry, stated he was influenced by the conclusion of scientists that children under ten were not transmitting coronavirus.
- In Austria, concerts with up to 1,000 in attendance will be allowed, but clubs and nighttime entertainment venues will continue to be forced shut.
- In America, as states cautiously allow some parts of their economies to reopen, a report issued by Imperial College London, the same Imperial College which grossly overestimated the prospective COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. last March, now declares the virus is not under control in the U.S. and warns that by not maintaining a strict lockdown, a huge spike in deaths is likely.
“What this shows is that the epidemic has not passed. The numbers have come down, and the efforts are showing results. But continuous efforts are needed,” warned a professor at the college.
Those same fears were stated in testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on 12 May by Dr. Anthony Fauci, touted by Presstitutes and politicians as being “the nation’s top infectious disease expert.”
Dr. Fauci warned the U.S. could face even more “suffering and death” if states rush to reopen businesses too early. Fauci said, “There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control… it would almost turn the clock back rather than going forward. That is my major concern.” He claimed reopening too soon could hinder states “on the road to try to get back to an economic recovery.”
In an abrupt about-face, contradicting what he had been selling for months and had testified to Congress on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci declared on Friday, “I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go. We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences including consequences for health.”
TRENDPOST: Completely ignored by the media and politicians who bow to Fraud Fauci are his flip-flop predictions.
On 26 January, Dr. Fauci proclaimed, “The American people should not be worried or frightened by coronavirus. This is a very, very low risk to the United States.”
On 29 February, appearing on NBC’s Today show, he was asked by the host, “Dr. Fauci, Saturday morning in America people are waking up right now with real concerns about this. They want to go to malls and movies, maybe the gym. Should we be changing our habits? And if so, how?”
In response, Fauci said, “No, right now at this moment there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now, the risk is still low.”
TRENDPOST: A careful reading of news reports reveal that none of the experts supporting the continued ban on public gatherings have offered empirical scientific evidence to support their “thinking.”
And, most of the media only provide one-sided “expert” opinion to support their narrative. Indeed, in a lengthy “Scientists Back Ban on Mass Gatherings” feature story in the 21 May Wall Street Journal, they quoted “some” experts supporting bans but none who were opposed.