Welcome to your weekly cult updates, brothers and sisters.
Your Branch Covidian Weekly News Station would like you to avoid the following facts:
Yet another new peer-reviewed study on lockdowns and business closures confirm, for the 500th time, that they are politically motivated and not at all related to actual science:
The most restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for controlling the spread of COVID-19 are mandatory stay-at-home and business closures. Given the consequences of these policies, it is important to assess their effects. We evaluate the effects on epidemic case growth of more restrictive NPIs (mrNPIs), above and beyond those of less restrictive NPIs (lrNPIs)
Conclusions: While small benefits cannot be excluded, we do not find significant benefits on case growth of more restrictive NPIs. Similar reductions in case growth may be achievable with less restrictive interventions.
Another separate peer reviewed study shows lockdowns ten times more damaging than COVID:
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population’s movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in attempt to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 cases. The public health goal of lockdowns was to save the population from COVID-19 cases and deaths, and to prevent overwhelming health care systems with COVID-19 patients. In this narrative review I explain why I changed my mind about supporting lockdowns. First, I explain how the initial modeling predictions induced fear and crowd-effects [i.e., groupthink]. Second, I summarize important information that has emerged relevant to the modeling, including about infection fatality rate, high-risk groups, herd immunity thresholds, and exit strategies. Third, I describe how reality started sinking in, with information on significant collateral damage due to the response to the pandemic, and information placing the number of deaths in context and perspective. Fourth, I present a cost-benefit analysis of the response to COVID-19 that finds lockdowns are far more harmful to public health than COVID-19 can be. Controversies and objections about the main points made are considered and addressed. I close with some suggestions for moving forward.
Oh, and the death rate in 2020 was no different than any other year.
The study from John Hopkins that discovered this had to be taken down because we wouldn’t want people interpreting these results, would we?
Johns Hopkins Takes Down Article Showing US Deaths in 2020 No Different than Prior Years – It Doesn’t Fit their ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ Narrative
We reported yesterday how an article in a newsletter published at Johns Hopkins University showed that total deaths in the US have not increased dramatically in 2020 when compared to prior years. This article was taken down. The university could not let it stand:
Which is no surprise, considering the actual facts regarding COVID, such as:
Lethality: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of covid-19 in the general population is about 0.1% to 0.5% in most countries, which is comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1957 and 1968.
Age profile: The median age of covid deaths is over 80 years in most countries and only about 5% of the deceased had no serious preconditions. In contrast to pandemic influenza, the age and risk profile of covid mortality is thus comparable to normal mortality and increases it proportionally.
Nursing homes: In many Western countries, up to two thirds of all covid deaths have occurred in nursing homes, which require targeted and humane protection. In some cases it is not clear whether the residents really died of covid or of weeks of stress and isolation.
Masks: There is still little to no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, and the introduction of mandatory masks couldn’t contain or slow the epidemic in most countries. If used improperly, masks may increase the risk of infection.
COVID Death rate per age group:
0-19 years: 0.00003
20-49 years: 0.0002
50-69 years: 0.005
70+ years: 0.054
While also needing to take into the consideration that COVID symptoms are mostly not real and the numbers that do have symptoms are inflated:
Minnesota lawmakers say coronavirus deaths could be inflated by 40% after reviewing death certificates
State Rep. Mary Franson and state Sen. Scott Jensen released a video last week revealing that after reviewing thousands of death certificates in the state, 40% did not have COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death.
Currently, deaths are at 332,246. Adjusting for the 40% incorrectly reported would drop the total death rate to a little under 200k (199,348). A rather small number for a “raging” pandemic that’s been here for nearly a year and infected millions.
Which would drop the already low death rates significantly
Please also ignore that a new paper by US National Bureau of Economic Research estimates an excess death of 890,000 Americans over the next 15 years due to the unemployment caused by Covid lockdowns.
You should also shut up and wear your mask. Because they work, obviously:
- Scandinavia Is Right (For Once): Masks Are Pointless
- Even More Evidence Piles Up Against Masks
- Masks and Lockdowns Are Still Bullsh*t
- On The Karens And Their Masks
- Mask Mandates = Submission
While ignoring anything showing that COVID is not the almighty threat that it seems to be:
- You Have A Higher Chance Of Getting Struck By Lightning Than Dying Of Covid
- COVID: 40% No Symptoms and 40% Inflated
- COVID No More Dangerous Than Flu – Clown World
- On The Lack Of Understanding Of Herd Immunity
- This Censored Article From John Hopkins Shows The Reality of COVID
Definitely don’t recognize that certain groups benefit from the COVID hysteria, either:
- COVID Hysteria Certainly Helps The Monopolists
- The Response To COVID-19 Is Ridiculous
- COVID Is Overblown. The Media Is Lying About The Numbers
- The Media On COVID: Then Versus Now
Us here at the Branch Covidian
church science club would also like to ask you to ignore the following obvious signs of politicization:
- As soon as Biden got fraudulently selected and gave the WHO money, the next-day the WHO instantly increased the PCR threshold which was causing all of the massively positive COVID tests that were used to create the hysteria in the first place. A changed threshold means less cases will be marked positive, reducing the fraudulent case numbers used to support the fraudulent election.
- As soon as Biden got fraudulently selected, the most lockdown-favor politicians suddenly said it’s time to reopen and end the lockdown (Cuomo, Chicago mayor, etc). Changing literally a year of calling for the exact opposite.
- As soon as Biden got fraudulently selected, CNN and related news media stopped showing “Daily Death Counts” on all of their broadcasts. These are no longer on any broadcast.
Not to forget that the fraudulent election occurred primarily through the use of last-minute electoral changes and mail-in voting that was only permitted because, you guessed it, COVID hysteria.
And ignore all of these graphs, too:
Here at the Cult of Covid we would like to thank you for ignoring any real science alongside the obvious reality surrounding you.
Please continue to live in fear and let us centralize more power structures. Because science is stagnant and has never changed from what we say it is right now.
Even if that science keeps changing weekly.
Just keep believing. Have faith. Because if COVID doesn’t kill everyone, climate change certainly will. Ignore everything else that shows any glimmer of hope.
But worship us. Because we can save you.
Because you’re with us in the newest
religion science club, the Cult of Covid™!