As we’ve been reporting in the Trends Journal, viruses normally mutate into different strains, which past data has shown are almost always less potent than the original. (See our 12 January article, “‘MUTANT’ STRAIN: DEADLY MEDIA HYPE & FEAR.”) Yet, the mainstream media, led by their anointed “top infectious disease expert,” Anthony Fauci, has been spreading fear and anxiety about this natural process:
Fauci: Virus mutations are a “wake-up call”
— The Hill, 29 January
Mutant Strains of Coronavirus Cause Mounting Concerns
— Microsoft News, 22 January
Variant Surging in California
— The New York Times, 23 February
New Variant, New Urgency: Another Mutant Strain of the Coronavirus is in Our Community
— Public Health Insider, 11 March
And, according to media reports, the most dangerous mutant strain was from South Africa:
South African COVID Strain Raises Growing Alarm in the U.K.
— Bloomberg News, 4 January
As New COVID-19 Strain Attacks South Africa, Vaccine Experts Are “Incredibly Worried”
— The Observer, 4 January
But, as the Wall Street Journal reported on 14 March and is basically ignored by the rest of mainstream media is the fear over the South African mutation was a false alarm:
“Earlier this year, doctors and epidemiologists in South Africa’s economic capital were bracing for the worst. A new coronavirus strain was surging across the country, thousands of holidaymakers were due to return from Covid-19 hot spots, and one in three coronavirus tests was coming back positive. Then something unexpected happened: COVID-19 cases started dropping.”
Over the past two months, the number of cases in South Africa has decreased from a record high of some 22,000 per day down to approximately 1,000. And the country has not been in a strict lockdown nor has there yet been any wide-ranging vaccine program.
The Wall Street Journal quoted Harry Moultrie, one of the country’s leading epidemiologists:
“Anybody who professes certainty [about why infections started dropping] is lying. There is so much uncertainty in all of this.”
The article goes on to point out: “More than a year into the pandemic, there remains much scientists don’t know about how the coronavirus moves through society.”
TRENDPOST: Despite the quote “Anybody who professes certainty is lying. There is so much uncertainty in all of this,” Presstitutes, politicians, and bureaucrats keep “lying” about what must be done to stop the virus.
Despite their failures, many of those in charge across the planet continue to impose draconian yet useless “shelter-in-place” lockdown laws that have destroyed the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.
Indeed, “there remains much scientists don’t know about how the coronavirus moves through society,” yet, leaders in charge and the mainstream media continue “lying” about the need to wear face masks, which we have been reporting on in detail since they were imposed last year. See some of our articles on the ineffectiveness of wearing masks include:
5 January: DANISH STUDY: MASKS OFFER VERY LIMITED PROTECTION
9 March: DOUBLE MASK? DOUBLE-DOWN FAILURE
3 November: FACING THE TRUTH, PART I: THE GREAT MASK-QUERADE
3 November: FACING THE TRUTH, PART II: MORE EVIDENCE MASKS ARE INEFFECTIVE
3 November: MASK MADNESS
27 October: GERMAN DOC: MANDATORY MASK-WEARING IS “CRIMINAL”
20 October: “MASKS ARE A POLITICAL AGENDA”
20 October: DOCTORS: WEAR MASKS, GET SICK
20 October: MORE EVIDENCE: MASKS OFFER “LITTLE, IF ANY, PROTECTION”
6 October: FACE MASKS: POLITICS COUNTS, SCIENCE DOESN’T
29 September: EUROPEAN HEALTH OFFICIALS AGREE: MASKS DON’T WORK
TRENDPOST: Regardless of hard data continuing to puncture the hyperventilating of mainstream media and government health officials about dangers from mutant variants, political leaders continue to use fear and anxiety to strengthen their autocratic control.
As we reported in our 2 March article, “HEALTH ‘EXPERTS’ SELLING COVID FEAR FOREVER”:
The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, told the Financial Times, “It’s an era of pandemics we are entering” and that plans are underway to fight emerging threats by working on adapting vaccines to fight them.
Yet, as WebMD reported on 11 February, as the media continues to fan the flames of mutant-variant anxiety:
“In its weekly update, the World Health Organization said the 3.1 million new COVID cases were reported around the globe last week, a 17% drop from the previous week, the fourth straight week new cases numbers have gone down. That’s the lowest number of new cases in 15 weeks, since the week of Oct. 26.”
And, this was Friday’s Wall Street Journal headline:
Covid-19 Live Updates: New Reported U.S. Cases, Deaths Decline
But, again and again, hour after hour, the mainstream media and politicians keep selling fear that life from this time forward will be relegated to fighting the COVID War. This Saturday, the BBC headline declared:
Covid: Masks and social distancing ‘could last years’
Completely ignoring others who may disagree, the BBC quoted Mary Ramsay, the head of immunization at Public Health England, who said, “People may need to wear face coverings and socially distance for several years until we return to normality.”