The following commentary by Steve MacDonald has been republished with permission from GraniteGrok.
We’re always looking for ways to poke the COVID-response apologists in their rheumy third eye, and this is a doozy. A pile of global data has been crunched that proves the fearmongers wrong. Almost no one was in grave danger from COVID-19.
I did say almost.
Dr. Robert Malone shared the data on his Substack, which you can sift at your leisure, but this is the sweet spot. Here are your odds of dying from COVID-19 before the introduction of the alleged vaccine* – or (IFR) infection fatality rate.
- 0.0003% at 0–19 years
- 0.002% at 20–29 years
- 0.011% at 30–39 years
- 0.035% at 40–49 years
- 0.123% at 50–59 years
- 0.506% at 60–69 years
- 0.034% for people aged 0–59 years people
- .095% for those aged 0–69 years.
This says what many (ourselves included) began reporting in March and April 2020. The fear was overblown. Actual cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were not living up to the hype. Almost no one needed anything but time to recover.
Dr. Malone’s piece (worth the read) offers this research in the shadow of the first cause or patient zero of fearmongering and fraud that led the world to ignore what we were seeing once we had actual data. Neil “fearmonger” Ferguson, Ph.D. of Imperial College, with his flawed pandemic modeling
It is the Imperial College models that projected millions of deaths in the first year in the UK, if stringent lockdowns were not implemented. Once implemented, Ferguson and Imperial college quickly took credit for the “success” of lockdowns.
The estimate of 3.1 million lives saved by Dr. Ferguson was derived from a Thoroughly “ludicrous unscientific exercise, whereby they purported to validate their model by using their own hypothetical projections as a counterfactual of what would happen without lockdowns.” Other models and real world data have discredited Ferguson’s models, but the damage was done. Lockdowns, quarantines, masking, poorly-tested EUA products – such as experimental vaccines have taken their toll on all of us. In the end, what, if any of them were necessary?
Several of our writers had been questioning Ferguson’s projections (and political policy based on it) as the US and local data became available in late March to mid-April 2020. But once you go there (15 days to flatten the curve), it’s not easy coming back.
It became as many days as needed to flatten Trump, and the restrictions remained even after the summer riots, with no joy for you unless you were rioting, looting or burning for the current thing.
As for Ferguson, he still has his apologists. Those who believe lockdowns, masks, and distancing saved lives. But that’s a bit like saying people who’ve never been near the water were protected from the risk of drowning. The threat was always to those over 70, with few exceptions.
The largest burden of COVID-19 is carried by the elderly, and persons living in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable. However, 94% of the global population is younger than 70 years and 86% is younger than 60 years. The objective of this study was to accurately estimate the infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 among non-elderly people in the absence of vaccination or prior infection.
In systematic searches in SeroTracker and PubMed (protocol: https://osf.io/xvupr), we identified 40 eligible national seroprevalence studies covering 38 countries with pre-vaccination seroprevalence data. For 29 countries (24 high-income, 5 others), publicly available age-stratified COVID-19 death data and age-stratified seroprevalence information were available and were included in the primary analysis.
Scroll back up for another look at those numbers. Then consider that even knowing the elderly are more at risk from flu (they always are), they even screwed that up.
It’s hard to ignore how badly the politicians and public health experts handled the elderly in nursing homes and how they might have done better if those politicized ‘experts’ had stayed out of it. And that’s before we consider all the harm done by the policy decisions themselves (especially to younger people who were never at risk), including the damage still being done by the emergency authorized experimental vaccine*.
And here we are, post-holiday break, with schools masking kids and variant BB11XYZ(whatever)GFY making news and scaring people into the COVID pews.
Thankfully, here in New Hampshire, there’s not much of that, but if we had a Dem governor, they’d be trying, which means we’re always just one election away from more tyranny.