Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Chris asks: I enjoy your “Live from Corona Country” videos (well, wish you didn’t need to do them, but appreciate alternative voices willing to speak out against the “official story.” I live in Ohio and the governor and his health director said last week that his stay-home orders and “social distancing” protocols were working and that is why Dr. Fauci and other experts revised their death estimates downward; if not for social distancing the toll would indeed have been much higher. He also said that he still didn’t think mass gatherings should happen “for awhile” just to be safe. (The current “stay home Ohio” order is through May 1 at present.) To me, this sounds like a case where the governor and his “health director” can’t lose — if the deaths are low, they claim it’s due to their policies; if there’s more deaths, they can blame the public for “not following the rules”. So it seems they get to take all the credit but accept none of the blame. What is your take on these claims that “social distancing helped flatten the curve”?
My reply: Naturally, they’ll say that their totalitarian measures are responsible for their predictions not coming true. But this is a lot like a medicine man taking credit for the sun coming up.
What we know, for certain, is:
The actual death toll never approached the estimated death toll.
The numbers have been deliberately “bulked up” to compensate for this by counting many deaths – from other causes – as Corona deaths.
Most of the actually dying were almost all close to death already.
In any event, the idea that the totalitarian measures prevented what never happened is very much like the claims made about speed limits. We are told that countless lives would be lost were it not for those measures, too.
Remember: These are the same people who lied serially about 911 and “weapons of mass destruction.” What was it The Chimp (Bush) said about fool me twice?
Anyone who continues to listen to people who’ve had to retract their projections from 2-3 million to 250,000-300,000 to maybe 60,000 (but probably no more than 30,00 or so) is ready to buy a bridge someplace.
On easy terms, too.
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