Note to readers: I am officially backing away from this post until I have more and better information. There are people of sound mind and good reasoning skills on both sides of the “virus” issue. I have to get up to speed, and it may take weeks or months.
Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institute is someone I enjoy listening to – he does very thoughtful interviews. Previously I linked to him, perhaps just in the comments, regarding mathematical proof that Darwinian evolution is impossible. (Species adapt, but do not become other species – this is all that Darwin discovered).
This interview is with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, a medical professor. I learned quite a bit, and have my doubts about some of it. It is 35 minutes, and as always, readers are wandering off. I get that. But a few will stay and watch.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is Director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He’s been at it a long time, which is why I remember him as having played a part in the AIDS hoax. He was lying then, in my view, and I suspect he is lying now when he says
“The flu has a mortality rate of 0.1 percent. This has a mortality rate of 10 times that. That’s the reason I want to emphasize we have to stay ahead of the game in preventing this.”
How do I know that is a lie? Bhattacharya makes it very clear we do not have a database by which we can estimate the morbidity rate of this virus. From a statistical standpoint, the entire population has to be measured to see how many have had it. I have, I suspect, and I know others who have, and if they tested me I would probably turn up positive for antibodies. That is the database against which deaths have to be measured. As they are doing it they are only measuring people known to be ill, and no surprise, the death rate among those people is, as it is every year with influenza, higher than the general population.
Fauci’s lie then would be meant to spread fear, and as such, is an abuse of power. He should at the very least be fired, and possibly tried for abuse of public trust in his position of authority. Is that a crime? I know, people like him, even when shown to be wrong or caught in a lie, merely move on to new lies and mistakes. They are immune from accountability.
Other questions this interview brings up: Is Italy really suffering more than other places? Why would that be? I can only think of one reason, an aging population, like most of Western Europe. Another is that the news media is simply lying to terrify them. Why do people assume news is accurate and true? As. Dr. Gregory House reminded us, everyone lies. Why would news be an exception? It appears even these two learned men trust news to be true. It’s a logical failing.
Is there a separate and distinct Covid-19 virus? Bhattacharya says yes, and that it is deadly, but I suspect he feels he has to say that. He cannot know, after all, how deadly it is until we have a database and a death rate. Perhaps he means it is deadly for aging people and those with other symptoms. That is very influenza-like. He says the test they administer can distinguish this virus from ordinary influenza, and he has to be taken seriously in this regard, but still, I have my doubts.
Bhattacharya said he is “astounded” by the lock-down, the draconian measures taken to combat this supposed menace. That’s honest. Peterson is shocked too. But as I have mentioned to others, the destructiveness of the shutdown ties in nicely with Climate Change objectives. Climate change is, after all, misanthropic at its core – too many people, too much wealth generation. We had entered an era of massive improvement of life and living conditions, with China and India coming out of their doldrums. Africa, of course, was being held back. As always.
Climate Alarmism wants an to end all of that. Coronavirus has ended all of that. I kind of think that is the objective, and that any virus would have sufficed. This one, if it even exists, is just useful, but not particularly dangerous, no more so than the annual influenza virus that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, and due to which never one business had been forced to shut its doors.