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02/23/2021

530,000 people have now died in England and Wales since the government took away our liberty and embarked on their ruinous quest to destroy our country. Those people never lived to see the end of restrictions, missed their last ever holidays, last Christmases, last chance to see their families, There was no light at the end of the tunnel for them. The sacrifices they endured (were imposed) reaped no reward or benefit for them, they had their last year of life taken away.


https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/latest

02/21/2021

My comment:



Thanks and good work debunking some exaggerations and misinformation regarding PCR. However, the video makes no attempt to address legitimate concerns that inappropriate use of PCR testing has lead to greatly exaggerated case numbers. It's easy to pick holes in the arguments of a few internet cranks but there are a wealth of very qualified, experienced scientists also raising concerns regarding the testing strategy. 


For instance, governments have based case numbers on high cycle thresholds without ensuring positive cases correspond with clinical presentation, contrary to updated WHO advice. https://www.who.int/news/item/20-01-2021-who-information-notice-for-ivd-users-2020-05. As I understand it, it's true PCR testing is not a suitable method for the type of mass testing currently underway, the UK alone carrying out over half a million tests every day.


It's the reportedly huge numbers of positive cases that governments have used to justify draconian and devastating lockdown restrictions so people who raise concerns about this stye of testing do have a point, even if some of the specific arguments they make are confused or misinformed. The example of the false whooping cough outbreak that never was based on PCR tests seems relevant. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/health/22whoop.html


It is interesting how case numbers, still based on the same testing strategy, have fallen dramatically in recent weeks, for instance in no-lockdown Florida and mega-lockdown UK. My hunch is that we have much greater levels of immunity than acknowledged which means people have been testing positive but asymptomatically as the virus bounces around. As the virus doesn't multiply to the same extent in immune/asymptomatic individuals, it's now fading away once there's enough immunity just as all viruses do eventually.


The Emperor's New Clothing aspect to this whole sorry affair, in my opinion, is this concept of asymptomatic infection; previously known as immunity, which is driving government policy.

02/19/2021

Brauner et al

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.28.20116129v4

“We find that closing schools and universities was highly effective; that banning gatherings and closing high-risk businesses was effective, but closing most other businesses had limited further benefit; and that many countries may have been able to reduce R below 1 without issuing a stay-at-home order.


Brauner et al

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/12/15/science.abd9338

“Closing all educational institutions, limiting gatherings to 10 people or less, and closing face-to-face businesses each reduced transmission considerably. The additional effect of stay-at-home orders was comparatively small.


Eran Bendavid et al

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.13484

“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.”


Nils Haug et al

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-01009-0

“Our results indicate that a suitable combination of NPIs is necessary to curb the spread of the virus. Less disruptive and costly NPIs can be as effective as more intrusive, drastic, ones (for example, a national lockdown).”