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We have been misled!

Around June 2020, the C.D.C. and most countries RECATEGORIZED their Flu data and Heart disease data to put under the Corona Virus column. It gave the appearance that the leading cause of death, Heart Disease, was drastically removed from the picture by Covid, and the Flu has virtually gone away. (Normal total deaths per week in the US from all causes has been about 60,000 for many years.)

Here’s the most recent revelation: https://trendingpolitics.com/52-charts-show-mask-mandates-have-no-effect-on-covid-cases-knab/

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The following  is ignored information from November of 2020 and Genevieve Briand’s Applied Economics analysis of the data. It’s been over 5 months since this information went public…to a limited audience. I’ve posted a summary of her conclusions plus an excerpt from the johns hopkins News -Letter below. Scroll down to read the balance of this article.

Here is her data source: The johns hopkins News-Letter.  (Bold type emphasis added by me.)

https://10478.tracking.markethero.io/v1/r?url=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.archive.org%2Fweb%2F20201126163323%2Fhttps%3A%2Fwww.jhunewsletter.com%2Farticle%2F2020%2F11%2Fa-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19&lh=ba494471069cd4d56fe3d176f783781ac924e52621f2ef254b9256c6cebaced3&eh=43c84b30d3d0103eec4ab137ef439db28decb3e16cdae16284a1573ae76aeecb

from Genevieve Briand

 

“Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled “COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TKJN61aflI

(This is a long video presentation but you can forward to the 25 minute mark. Her main observations and why she’s skeptical are presented between times 25 and 45 minutes.)

From mid-March to mid-September, U.S. total deaths have reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. Instead of looking directly at COVID-19 deaths, Briand focused on total deaths per age group and per cause of death in the U.S. and used this information to shed light on the effects of COVID-19.

She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States.

After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.

Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same. 

“The reason we have a higher number of reported COVID-19 deaths among older individuals than younger individuals is simply because every day in the U.S. older individuals die in higher numbers than younger individuals,” Briand said.

Briand also noted that 50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen both before and after COVID-19, indicating that this number of deaths was normal long before COVID-19 emerged. Therefore, according to Briand, not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it has also not increased the total number of deaths. (True, many people have died from Covid infection but even more have died from other causes while testing positive for Covid.)

These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.

This comes as a shock to many people. How is it that the data lie so far from our perception?

To answer that question, Briand shifted her focus to the deaths per causes ranging from 2014 to 2020. There is a sudden increase in deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19. This is no surprise because COVID-19 emerged in the U.S. in early 2020, and thus COVID-19-related deaths increased drastically afterward.

Analysis of deaths per cause in 2018 revealed that the pattern of seasonal increase in the total number of deaths is a result of the rise in deaths by all causes, with the top three being heart disease, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia.

“This is true every year. Every year in the U.S. when we observe the seasonal ups and downs, we have an increase of deaths due to all causes,” Briand pointed out.

When Briand looked at the 2020 data during that seasonal period, COVID-19-related deaths exceeded deaths from heart diseases. This was highly unusual since heart disease has always prevailed as the leading cause of deaths. However, when taking a closer look at the death numbers, she noted something strange. As Briand compared the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018, she noticed that instead of the expected drastic increase across all causes, there was a significant decrease in deaths due to heart disease. Even more surprising, as seen in the graph above, this sudden decline in deaths is observed for all other causes.

COURTESY OF GENEVIEVE BRIAND  (see above)

Graph above depicts the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018.

Chart above depicts the total decrease in deaths by various causes, including COVID-19.

This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years. Interestingly, as depicted in the table below, the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19. This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19. 

The CDC classified all deaths that are related to COVID-19 simply as COVID-19 deaths. Even patients dying from other underlying diseases but are infected with COVID-19 count as COVID-19 deaths. This is likely the main explanation as to why COVID-19 deaths drastically increased while deaths by all other diseases experienced a significant decrease.

“All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers. We found no evidence to the contrary,” Briand concluded.

In an interview with The News-Letter, Briand addressed the question of whether COVID-19 deaths can be called misleading since the infection might have exacerbated and even led to deaths by other underlying diseases.

“If [the COVID-19 death toll] was not misleading at all, what we should have observed is an increased number of heart attacks and increased COVID-19 numbers. But a decreased number of heart attacks and all the other death causes doesn’t give us a choice but to point to some misclassification,” Briand replied.

In other words, the effect of COVID-19 on deaths in the U.S. is considered problematic only when it increases the total number of deaths or the true death burden by a significant amount in addition to the expected deaths by other causes. Since the crude number of total deaths by all causes before and after COVID-19 has stayed the same, one can hardly say, in Briand’s view, that COVID-19 deaths are concerning.

Briand also mentioned that more research and data are needed to truly decipher the effect of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States.

Throughout the talk, Briand constantly emphasized that although COVID-19 is a serious national and global problem, she also stressed that society should never lose focus of the bigger picture — death in general.

The death of a loved one, from COVID-19 or from other causes, is always tragic, Briand explained. Each life is equally important, and we should be reminded that even during a global pandemic we should not forget about the tragic loss of lives from other causes.

According to Briand, the over-exaggeration of the COVID-19 death number may be due to the constant emphasis on COVID-19-related deaths and the habitual overlooking of deaths by other natural causes in society.

(NOTE: My conclusion and observations about Dr. Briand’s presentation and the Johns Hopkins report is this: We’ve been grossly misled.)

Panic over the threat of Covid has been fueled by politicians seeking control. The more fear they induce through the media, the more willing the populace becomes to accepting new restrictions, regulations and taxes. The medical community has been infected with this fear mongering as well. The world’s leading pharmaceutical corporations have profited mightily by the clamor for a vaccine and the public shaming of anyone who didn’t agree to receive it.

Highly respected groups of doctors, researchers, scientists and practitioners have been silenced, ridiculed and ignored by the press when they encouraged calm and reassured us of the safety of such known solutions and treatments as, Hydroxy Choloroquin, Zinc, Vitamin D and other inexpensive remedies. They said this disease is serious but not much more than the seasonal flu which also takes lives annually. That caused them to be immediately silenced.

Despite the “science” showing clearly that the regulations and mandates don’t work, the deception goes on. Again, here’s the data on masking to fight Covid.

https://trendingpolitics.com/52-charts-show-mask-mandates-have-no-effect-on-covid-cases-knab/

A profound societal shift has taken place with vast numbers of people embracing the fear of Covid. In many communities, it is considered right and reasonable to require masks in all places of human contact, and parents and children have been taught for over a year now to fear this disease. Mainstream media has done nothing to reduce the fears. Even the White House has denied the science and reinforced the alarm despite profound evidence to the contrary. As recently as President Biden’s speech on April 28, 2021 to a Joint Session of Congress, masks were worn by all present even though all had received the vaccinations. 

It is time to expose the myth and relax our fears. Be reasonable, do what you do when the flu, Ebola, AIDS, SARS, MERS, Meningitis and other diseases are present. Practice good hygiene, avoid contact with others when you or they are ill, respect people’s phobias, but get on with life!

And remember, we still need hugs just as often as we ever did. Plus, shaking hands does more to bond a relationship than an “air high five” could ever do. Social distance ought to be a foot or two apart from strangers, as a courtesy, not six feet or more because you fear getting a disease from them. Take the stickers off your retail floors. Give people the option of no mask. Gather in crowds, hold parties, dance, sing, and enjoy life. Touch each other without fear. We have done this for centuries without creating a pandemic, and we didn’t cause one this time either! This was a pandemic created by the media around a new variant of the flu that didn’t need the response we gave it. Open your businesses, your homes, your minds to normal human behavior. Be reasonable but don’t cower in fear. P.S. I am not a doctor and do not have medical qualifications for this advice, so do what works for you, but don’t believe all that you’ve been told, including this report. Do your real research, don’t just trust the headlines and evening news.

We have been misled!

For yet another example of how our government and CDC has done this before go to Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes when he was doing a report on the Swine Flu. Millions were vaccinated (some disabled by the vaccine) and yet only one person died from it while four others recovered and the nation was panicked over a virus that had shown no impact large enough to sound an alarm. https://www.brighteon.com/f4581da9-79f0-46bf-a95e-da69b1da6723 

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 21 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his Advisory/Mentor work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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Beware the COVID Variant Called Tyranny

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We have skipped all the Greek letters to now arrive at the “T’s” with the Tyranny variant of Covid-19. This mutation is not really new it is just manifesting itself in ways unheard of just a few short years ago. Where the elderly and those with underlying conditions seemed more susceptible to Covid, tyranny variant seems to affect people of all ages, sexes and colors. It seems to be found most often in people with government jobs. Others have caught it but the symptoms are fleeting.  The more power the more susceptible they seem to be. Some of the signs to look for are an inflamed ego, an elevated temperature when questioned, muscle contractions that cause a self-satisfying smug look, and the inability to follow even the simplest of their own edicts.

The severity of the tyranny infection seems to vary by country, leadership and the amount of freedom its citizens once enjoyed. In a country such as China the variant is hardly noticeable with the exception of Hong Kong. Any resistance to the infection is immediately met with unyielding force, crushed and washed down the drain for safety’s sake. (See Tiananmen Square) This ensures the tyranny can continue to spread throughout the leadership of the CCP.

In the United States of America the tyranny infection takes the form of restricted property rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seems the infected have deemed they can decide who and when rent can be collected on personal property, but you still must pay your taxes on the same. If your lifetime dream of pursuing a small business the infected have issued edicts on when you can open, who you can serve and who you cannot. Because “we say so” commands have been issued demanding that everyone wear masks whether they work or not. Now the citizens are being told to take an injection to ward off Covid that is still not approved 10 months after its conditional release. Soon booster shots will be required for the full rights as Americans. (The current FDA is approval for emergency use)

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The push is so hard the tyranny infected are pulling out all the stops for the vaccine. Using every useful idiot from internet influencers, ordinary looking crisis actors, to Hollywood stars to convince the sceptics. Anyone that questions why if you get the shot you need to wear a mask is labeled anti science. The same cheerleaders that promised to end Covid with the shot are now scrambling to excuse the booster shot. Some companies and business are requiring the shot to continue employment. But not the CDC, White House, FDA, or those that work at Pfizer and Moderna.

This variant hasn’t just struck in America. If you look around the world it has spread faster than a virial video. In EU and England every country is using some form of trace app to follow citizens around in the name of safety. Every nation there has experimented with some form of lock down.

The strongest strain of the tyranny strain is in Australia, with a close second New Zealand. Down under the latest lock down is labeled “no regrets”.  Citizens of Australia can’t enter of leave the country without permission from their government. If you fly to different parts of the country you have to endure a 14 day lockdown. During this imprisonment you must check in with the authorities at their whim. Usually every other day. Even if you are not quarantined you are not permitted to leave your house for any reason except medical appointments or food, even then you are restricted on the distance you may travel.

But all is not lost. In some countries herd immunity is fighting back against the tyranny variant. In England in preparation for another lockdown the defunded unarmed police parked unmanned vehicles around the cities to give the appearance of a larger force. Local yobs pelted the vehicles with eggs and fruit. France after insisting on vaccine passports for everyday interactions had to contend with protests as large as last year’s yellow vest protests. Proving they are no longer a prison colony Australians are taking to the streets and defying government orders despite hefty fines. The nations trucker hoping to recreate the success of 1979 Razorback blockade intend to bring the country to a halt on Aug 31st.

The founding fathers had hoped to hand to us a vaccine against this type of infections they saw coming. Unfortunately the Bill of rights and the constitution need an informed and educated public to be 100% effective. This tyranny strain is so strong that attempts to redress these grievances on January 6th were met with an overwhelming force. Percipients not part of the unindicted coconspirators have been thrown in jail without their due rights. Any information contrary to the approved narrative is met with censorship or outright banning. Attempts to protest any edicts issued by the infected is met with violence from Antifa the brown shirts of today.

So how to protect yourself from this variant. Unlike the original Covid, being rich and famous so you don’t have to follow mask edicts, travel restrictions or keeping 6 feet apart doesn’t work. This tyranny variant is much more transmittable. You should at all times mask up you social media so as not to be infected by those that believe in their lord and savior Dr. Fauci. Quarantine yourself from news sources that rely upon fear mongering for ratings or internet hits. Make sure to stay at least six feet away from those most likely to be infected, like government bureaucrats, single cat ladies and anyone that works in media.

Stay safe out there

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Is Andrew Cuomo’s Reelection a Bridge too Far?

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The sexual allegations investigation against Andrew is reaching a critical mass. He has decided to take his brother Fredo’s advice and go to the mattresses. His method of defense is the “nuts and sluts”, “he said she said” defense. This might seem familiar to those that follow the Clinton scandals. It’s also important to note Andy’s reelection is not until 2022 and in politics that is several lifetimes away. This latest show might be just theater so he can claim when running for reelection that this is all behind him, its old news.

Cuomo’s entire political career has been plagued by scandals that would have brought most others down or even lengthy prison sentences. He worked on his daddy’s campaign as what insiders called an enforcer. Mario was the good guy, Andy the muscle. As a reward for his work Andy was appointed assistant district attorney the year after his father was elected governor. Before his father left office Clinton appointed him HUD assistant secretary and later promoted to secretary. It was during his tenure there, out of the shadow of Dad the stories began to accumulate but never gained traction. Andy as the youngest HUD secretary called older staffers white heads, F**k heads, and Dumb F**ks. When the HUD inspector general confronted Cuomo he went on the attack and tried to smear her as racist.  By the time Andy moved on from HUD $59 billion was needed for an un-documentable adjustment. (That is government speak for missing money)

Fast forward ten years of an unimpressive career and Andy runs for the Governor slot. He runs on the tired old transparency platform. Implying his opponent is corrupt he also runs a restore trust in government platform. After he is elected he needs to follow thru so he hand picks the Moreland commission. Andy promised to “convene the best minds in law enforcement and public policy from across New York to address weaknesses in the States public corruption, election and campaign finance laws, generate transparency and accountability, and restore the public trust.” When they took their job too seriously and started to question Cuomo and his cronies it was quietly disbanded.  It did dig enough dirt up to send two of Cuomo’s allies Skelos and Silver to prison.

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Andy’s own enforcer and right hand man Joe Percoco was close enough to attend Mario Cuomo’s funeral but evidently not close enough to share his skimming of bribes from contractors hoping to build a power plant in the Hudson valley. Mr. Percoco got six years for that. When Cuomo won the election but lost upstate in his reelection he decided the he could fix it with tax dollars spread around Buffalo. He appointed Alain Kaloyeros, to run the Buffalo Billions project to build a solar plant in depressed Buffalo. Alain was the right man for the job as he made sure only Cuomo’s large donors were qualified to bid. They received $850 million in contracts as a return on their investment. Mr. Kaloyeros received 3 ½ years in prison. Cuomo just moved on. By the time Cuomo and friends were done the Buffalo Billion investment had yielded only 54 cents per dollar invested.

Speaking of bridges, everyone visiting New York City by car, bus or subway can attest to the deplorable state they all are in. Like the bidding system to repair this infrastructure everyone pays a premium price for an inferior product. All repair and outside maintenance work is controlled by a lack of comparative bidding process so there is no competition. Although Cuomo likes to deflect any and all criticism of himself it is not New York City and Comrade DiBlazio in charge of the MTA but our governor Andy. It’s enough to give you a thrill ride when crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge to know that Cuomo and friends were investigated over the one million bolts used to hold the bridge together. It seems the bolts used may not have been up to standard.

Now with the election infection Andy saw his chance at the greatest power grab yet.  Damn the constitution full speed ahead! He starts ordering around all the people of New York not just those that are unfortunate enough to work for him. He goes along with confining people at home, closing businesses, and restaurants, and mandatory masks. His worst directive, Covid patients should be returned to nursing homes. It wasn’t confined just to nursing homes but group homes also. Of the 613 nursing homes in NY, 365 took in patients diagnosed with Covid. Estimates are hard to come by but it is figured his directive caused over six thousand new infections resulting in 15,000 deaths of both patients and front line workers. But just ask Cuomo and none of these deaths were his fault. You see the legislators could have stopped him, nursing homes could have jeopardized their state money and refused, and his experts could have been more expert and told him not to. Andy admitted he would never place his own mom in a nursing home knowing the dangers. What was the price he had to pay for his incompetence? A $5.1 million dollar book deal with Penguin Random house on how he managed to remove conservative voters and non-taxpayers from New York. Quite a prize since his last book sold less than 4,000 copies in hardcover.

Despite all this Andy faces his toughest fight yet. The dreaded sexual harassment accusation. As of this writing eleven women have accused “The Love Gov” of unwanted harassment. But fear not, there are still some that support Andy, his mom, CNN, his brother who helped along with the nonprofit Times up to draft his response to this crisis. In the other corner is almost everyone else on both sides of the isle calling for him to resign and if not impeached. So far Cuomo has hunkered down in the Governor mansion and released a statement with video proof of his unwanted attention to a diverse number of citizens. So is it Cuomo has outlived his usefulness to the democrat party? Did he bully the wrong powerful person or is this just Kabuki Theater to placate the masses.

Don’t expect Cuomo to bow out gracefully. He already has 18 million left in his war chest. He hasn’t had to spend a dime defending himself from either the nursing home scandal or the sexual abuse. Taxpayers are footing the $900 per hour rate of his lawyers and already the legal bill has topped 2.5 million. He has seen a drop in his donations as business leaders with contracts before the state hedge their bets. Cuomo did lose his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, whose father is a lobbyist for CNYHA. CNYHA represents the hospitals and nursing homes that were handed immunity from Covid lawsuits. They are also among the millionaires and billionaires that are the bulk of Andy’s donations.

If Cuomo skates on these charges it’s a guarantee he would not entertain any questions about scandals “in the past”. If Cuomo is impeached then indicted and convicted it would go down in history like Al Capone going to jail for tax evasion.

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