A reader sent in some interesting data – some from the CDC itself – that presents an interesting juxtaposition. On the one hand, deaths attributed to Corona (that is to say, people who died with it in their bodies as well as from it – the distinction being important but no longer mattering) are increasing but deaths attributed to the flu – which means, flu that developed into pneumonia (mostly in older people) and resulted in death from that – are decreasing.
At least that is what is being reported:
There is a very active discussion of this on Reddit: Pneumonia Deaths have fallen off a cliff this year, I wonder what could have caused this to happen.
Via: According to Hoyt:
…the 2019-2020 season shows week by week pneumonia mortality to be low compared to the last few years, which is not what I expected. What I truly did not expect was the sharp decline over the last few weeks.
Could it be that “Corona” deaths – at least, a lot of “Corona” deaths – are actually deaths of people who got the flu – and then pneumonia – rebranded as “Corona” deaths?
It certainly seems to be the case that numbers are being fudged for the purposes of making “Corona” seem worse than it is – very much in the way that the EPA made the “emissions” produced by “cheating” TDI diesels seem Exxon Valdez-esque and used that to justify the “locking down” of an entire line of cars that made electric cars look silly.
We heard lots of dire talk about the “threat” these diesels presented when it was really an affront – to Uncle’s testing/certification regime, which demands “compliance” with practically nil emissions, no matter what it costs and no matter how little actual harm is at issue.
Similarly, the carbon dioxide con. The average person believes the earth is suffocating under a toxic cloud of man-made C02 when in fact the entire earth produces so little C02 that it constitutes less than 1 percent of the total. And “human activity” produces a fraction of that – yet the “climate” is in “crisis” because of that?
The problem with that fraud, of course, was that i was too obvious to see that the “climate” isn’t in “crisis.” It wasn’t getting traction as the latest Fear Sell to get the public to buy a radical diminishment of their lives and a radical increase in the power over the life of the public . . . by the very people making the “sale.”
Well, it wasn’t working. The Green New Deal was going nowhere. And the Orange Man appeared to be on track to going back to the White House for four more years long enough to undo most of the manufactured “crisis.”
So a new one had to be invented – one that you can’t see.
It is everywhere! It can strike anyone! Therefore, everyone must accept the most extreme measures – else we’ll all die from Corona! This brilliant because it is possible – in the same sense that we might all die from a Coronal Mass Ejection. But is it actual? Is it likely?
There is another problem.
Bodies must be produced to support the narrative – enough of them to make it credible. One very good way to do that is to exaggerate the numbers, by conflating them with the numbers of pretty much everyone who dies, from whatever reason.
They are presumptively Corona’d.
And we’re being conned.
People die in the thousands every day in this country – because it is a big country, with lots of people in it, among them lots of older people who by dint of being old tend to die every day. What is the mortality rate at a nursing home vs. a college dorm? Everyone knows the answer, yet many accept at face value the equivalent of the nursing home fatality rate as a predictor of the college dorm fatality rate.
No one wants anyone to die – unless of course they deserve it. And we expect older people to die – sooner and easier. Because they are old. The same as regards the tubercular, the diabetic and hypertensive. All of them cause death. Corona – which is a relative of the flu and so easily conflated with the flu – may accelerate the demise of such but to say it caused it is not unlike saying that wind storm we had last night caused the termite-eaten treehouse to collapse.
Shall we outlaw the wind? Social distance it?
It is easy to dread that which you cannot see. So have a look around you. Do you see bodies stacking up like cordwood? If not, shouldn’t that worry you at least as much as something you cant see?
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