Despite new data confirming COVID-19 is less deadly than estimated, mainstream media continue to pump out story after story ramping up fear and creating false narratives in support of extended lockdowns.
As reported last week in the Trends Journal, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently lowered its estimated death rate from 1 percent all the way down to 0.26 percent. This drop is even more significant when compared to the 8 March estimate of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the death rate would be 3.4 percent.
On 25 May, journalist Daniel Horowitz, in an op-ed piece for The Blaze, wrote the following regarding this much lower estimate by the CDC, “We destroyed our entire country and suspended democracy all for a lie, and these people perpetrated the unscientific degree of panic. Will they ever admit the grave consequences of their error?”
Among other points made by Mr. Horowitz:
- “Four professors with backgrounds ranging from medicine to economics attempted to quantify the number of lives lost from the devastation of the lockdown itself – something our government failed to simulate when it embarked on this novel policy. Using health and labor data as well as actuarial tables, they projected 65,000 lives lost per month of lockdown in the U.S. – greater than the loss from the virus.
That number was calculated by dividing the estimated $1.1 trillion lost from economic productivity per moth of lockdown by $17 million because the best estimates predict one life lost from suicide, alcohol or drug abuse, or stress-induced illnesses per $17 million lost”
- “As the authors note, stroke patient evaluations are down 40 percent, nearly half of cancer patients have missed treatments, two-thirds to three-fourths of routine cancer screenings have been delayed, nearly 85 percent fewer living-donor transplants have occurred.
They estimate that the total years of lost life per month of shutdown from these missed treatments and diagnosis are 500,000! In total, they estimate that the lockdown, over its entire duration, has caused the loss of 1.5 million life years, as compared to 800,000 life years of the virus itself.”
- “Thousands of deaths from COVID-19 were a result of six governors ordering nursing homes to accept patients with a confirmed diagnosis of the coronavirus, despite knowing that nursing home residents are the most vulnerable to the virus. “An astounding 62 percent of all [Covid-19] deaths were in the six states confirmed to have done this, even though they only compose 18 percent of the national population.”
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: See our article “NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE” in this issue for more details on this important subject.