The media continues to generate false and/or deceptive information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its true scale and degree of danger… and the masses buy it.

A perfect example can be found in an article published in the Financial Times on 22 June. In the article about three medical journals being forced to retract studies they published because of concerns over poor data quality, the journalists writing the story included this statement:


“Since the start of what has become the worse virus pandemic for a century, scientists from microbiology to mathematics have rushed to study every aspect of the disease – to push their findings out in scientific literature.”

TRENDPOST: It’s important to note how the journalist slipped the phrase, “Since the start of what has become the worse virus pandemic for a century” into the article.

The Spanish Flu, which ended a century ago and killed up to 50 million people, compared to the coronavirus that has killed 500,000 worldwide, doesn’t count. And neither do other deadly diseases, since the author used the term “virus.”

When reporting comparisons of COVID-19 to other diseases, also absent in this and other junkstream media are percentages of the population. For example, the Spanish Flu killed 50 million people in a global population back then of 1.8 billion, or 2.78 percent of the world’s population. 

If it struck today, with the world population now 7.8 billion, 216.7 million would be dead… just a tad more than the 500,000 dead to date from the virus.

According to, the HIV/AIDS virus has killed over 35 million people.

The Asian Flu killed about one million between 1957-1958.

The 1968 Hong Kong Flu killed just over one million.

It should also be noted that while the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic did not likely kill as many as COVID-19 eventually will (the best estimate from the CDC for Swine Flu deaths range between 115,000-575,000), the fact is that while COVID-19 primarily has killed the elderly and adults with significant pre-existing health issues, the Swine Flu primarily killed children and young adults.

According to a recent study published on 11 May by JAMA Pediatrics (a division of the Journal of the American Medical Association), the U.S. COVID-19 has killed two children ranging in ages from 4-16.

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