History doesn’t lie. It is absolutely true that less than two-hundred years ago black people were bought and sold and it was a perfectly legal transaction. It is absolutely true that humanity is capable of… More
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Every single Trump supporter is lying about who they will vote for president, and this is why all of the pollsters are going to be in for a big shock come November.
This is war.
Today, Biden leads by 12 points. Yes! Trump is on his way out, right? Except that Trump supporters want you to think that Biden is ahead. Call it magical, call it a group-consciousness kind of thing, call it strategy, but whatever it is, it is going to be a shocking spectacle come November when Trump beats Biden by 5 to 10%.
You heard me right. Despite every single poll showing Biden ahead by double digits, Trump wins an easy victory because every pollster was lied to by every Trump supporter. Trump supporters are smart enough to figure out that if they conceal their real intentions when asked who they are voting for, this will confound the enemy, sending them away believing they are victorious; you’ve hoodwinked the entirety of the progressive-democratic establishment by letting them think they have a victory beforehand, letting them think they are being effective at turning us against our president, letting them think that Joe us going to slide into an easy victory, only to be humiliated alongside the rest of the deep -State establishment.
Trump supporter knows we are at war, and during war, you can never let the enemy know what you are doing or thinking, so you lie to them, you tell them when they call that you hate Trump, you tell them Joe is your guy, because you know if you tell them they will believe you.
Trump voters witnessed a great economy. We saw it happened because Trump did exactly what he said he would do: lowered taxes, bringing jobs back the U.S., worked better trade deals, increased jobs and raised wages across every sector of the U.S. population, restoring small business confidence along the way (something Obama failed to do in eight years). We saw it. We saw our country come back to life!
We experienced it for the first time in our life, aa president who actually fulfills his promises – and they actually work! It’s a cautionary tale for every future Republican President (hint Marco Rubio and Rick Scott).
We also witnessed an out-of-control media trying to take down a president because he wasn’t politically correct or ‘proper;’ alongside a deep-State apparatus trying to take shape the country in their own image. We saw how the Left tried to conduct a coup de tat against a duly elected sitting president, and still, Trump was able to fight back.
Trump is the Rocky Balboa of the modern conservative movement in this country. We know who the enemies are: The Media, China, The Left, the Globalist, the Apollo Creeds Established Champs who insist on holding on to power while Trump keeps getting back up and keeps swinging back, striking them with political blows that break them piece by piece.
This is what makes Trump appealing to those who support him, a guy who fights back and does what he says he will do.
And this is why the pollsters will hear every single Trump supporter tell them they will not be voting for Trump. Don’t be surprised if the Joe Biden gap widens to 20% as a sign that Trumpsters’ are solidified in their effort to deceive and create a false sense of security. A beautiful strategy really, to get the enemy on false-footing, making it much easier for them to lose their equilibrium. We want the humiliation just like the one we got in 2016; we want the Left to believe they have an easy victory, and we want them crying on their knees the morning after Election Day.
It will be a sweet victory indeed.
BLM is being hijacked. The cause for racial fairness and equity is being subverted right before our eyes.
Black Americans are being fooled and turned against their own country by the use of racial stoking, this idea that the average Black man still suffers under the boot of the oppressive White oppressor.
The forces pushing this narrative are using your anger to destroy the fabric of American society.
Your desire for justice – which is legitimate – is being subverted by forces that want America to perish because it is the only country that can prevent a globalist-socialist form of governance from asserting itself; from having world dominance in the form of economic and technological power sponsored by a form of government that has NO regard for human dignity.
If America falls the next two hundred years will belong to a totalitarian communist ideology. This doesn’t seem like a big deal right now for some who dream of equal distribution for all (an unachievable utopia), but your children and grandchildren will one day try to understand why you gave up your freedoms to a totalitarian ideology simply because you felt like there was “No Justice, No Peace!”
Justice and peace are going to look very different when America devolves into a third world country and China is left to fill in the void. When America is ruled by a mob rule mentality, you will long the better days, I promise you.
There is no way white America is going to be sympathetic to being guilty of systemic racism when they see activism disguised as anarchy destroying our cities, and watch as a nation of law and order is forced to push back against the forces who would like to see the United States fail.
If you really want to undermine your own cause of cause then don’t destroy things and do it on on CNN (they want you to). If you really want to achieve your goal of raising awareness then don’t riot and burn shit down. If you really want to show disdain for the very country that millions flock to every year because of the very abundance of freedom you are privileged to have – white or black – then go ahead, beat up on innocent people and act like a person you might see on the back of a truck waiving a AK-47 in a third world country ravaging villages. Because that is exactly what you look like.
And you are doing it to your own country.
If you want to show that you cannot handle liberty and freedom, then act like a person who wants to break the law and hurt other people. Then we will know you have failed – not because of systemic racism – but because you the individual just couldn’t handle being free.
It is not the fault of Caucasians that Black people sold their brothers and sisters into slavery as an industry for over 400 years; it is not the fault of anglo-European Americans, who themselves were escaping oppression from their own countries, were born into a society where slavery was legal and part of the existent economic system, until the deaths of over 500,000 people and an assassinated president ended it.
Most people today think about slavery with ideas gained from TV shows, cinema and books, many of which depict the very worst forms of slavery. Slavery, as a social construct, has been around for as long as human labor has been in demand. It is a bad pill to swallow, but the Black race was the last race to be enslaved as a group, but they have not been the only race that can claim victimhood status; just the most recent, and with scars that have only just begun to heal.
People don’t want the truth, they want to be victims of injustice. History isn’t injustice, it is what was and what gets us to now.
If you want to have the rest of America take you seriously, then stop acting like spoiled little children. Stop acting like you don’t live in the richest country in the world that has the best of everything you could want and need, and you don’t live in fear of being dragged off by your government to get shot in the back of the head because you decided you want to hurl molotov cocktails into buildings to protest injustice.
Your very right to protest illustrates the freedoms you have that no one can take away, and it comes from American idea, the country your ancestors helped to build.
To those behind-the-scene influencers who are able to provide or coordinate financial support to the activist groups who have no interest in helping Black people in America, namely, The Open Society Foundation, Antifa UK, the CCP, The Islamic Revolutionary Guard, and the Hollywood Elite who side with these dark institutions, you will not prevail. Evil never does. Destruction will come even to your doorstep and quickly by your acts of undermine freedom and liberty in the world.
We, The United States of America, are the people of freedom, all of us. We are the nation of liberty and self-determination; we hold these truths to be self-evident that we are endowed by our creator. Those words are what make us different. America was built by the sweaty hands of both black and white, of all colors, creeds and culture. Not always willingly, but America belongs to all us who believe in her spirit. And this is a greater cause all Black Americans can fight for, it belongs to them, too.
Take pride that you have built this awesome country. Make it better for your children and do not allow the forces of evil to undermine the faith you can have in your own country.
Those words are about spiritual freedom; we have Christ on our side because we promote godly principles rooted in spiritual realities; and we respect the human rights of our fellow men and women because it is the more noble path of humanity; children of the Most Highs who rule in the Kingdom of men; and these truths are intrinsic to our society; they are principles destined to prevail as society moves forward towards peace and goodwill, the only worthy goal of humanity.
We will prevail because good is destined to triumph.
Listen, for those who don’t know about the Borg, they are a destructive race of humanoids who have been infected with a virus that turns them into mindless robots who are incapable of thinking as individuals, but rather, think only about the good of ‘the collective.’
The CCP wants to control the world in much the same way, through fear, manipulation and propaganda in order to assert its position in the world because it must in order to survive.
After all, the Chinese people represent the majority of the worlds’ total population.
In any tribe the majority rules, or at least it asserts to eventually do so. China, as a nation, is no different.
In this paradigm it is most unfortunate that the government that rules the majority tribe is a communistic, atheist, secularist, humanist, soulless and apparently cruel regime that has, verifiably so, has been proven to sell organs of its own citizens because of its moral vaccousness as a nation.
Not exactly the kind of regime you want setting the tone of future global affairs.
The Chinese cheat. It’s that simple, and they owe allegiance to no one, including God which they dismiss, because they represent the baser elements of the early human race, of human nature devoid of spiritual enlightenment. Indeed, even from a culture that brought us the wisdom of Confucious, the insight of Lao-Tse, the humility of Gautama, and the boldness of Genghis Kahn.
The tribe of China. The Borg.
They have no interest in cooperation. They only seek to dominate, because that is the extent of the Chinese intellect at the present stage of its human evolution.
Proof of this is the inability to control religious sentiment, even in their own country where millions have discovered Christ. They fail to see truth, and, the CCP are blind to even their own eventual destruction.
They are sowing the seeds of their own destruction through denial of the fact that man is ruled by spiritual realities, not temporal. We will never stop thirsting for liberty, freedom and the right to be left slone.
We put up statues to celebrate human beings in our past whom we revere. Man has always venerated his ancestors. The Greeks erected statues of their Gods, the Romans of theirs, in most parts of the world and in most cultures, there are statues and monuments that venerate those who glorified the local or regional heritage.
When members of a new group come along who are no longer connected to that heritage, they will not have the same affection towards those monuments because their values and their historical viewpoint are simply different. Eventually statues topple because they become a reminder of the old order, of values that may no longer apply. It is conceivable that one day in the future the Statue of Liberty may come down because it is a symbol of whatever future societies make of it.
Celebrating freedom yesterday, in the new Woke era, has become the honoring of slave-owners, who themselves were part of a system that oppressed people of color.
When we get offended by those who tear down our statues, it’s because what we put value in our heritage and we see now it under attack. We love our founding fathers; they exhibited courage, wisdom, a kind of manifest destiny principle that made it possible for me to enjoy my liberties in the present day.
But look around. It hasn’t worked as well for the common black man, so for him, those statues are now a reminder of a system that has failed. True that this message has come from those who have chosen to view the past as something sinister and in need of destruction, but the fact remains that we project meaning onto our symbols based on our own world view. As they say, history goes to the victor. And with new victors come new history to be celebrated, new heroes to venerate, new statues to construct.
It is in this vein that I suggest no more statues be erected. They are relevant only to the victor of the times, they are also a golden calf of idol worship that no man dare expect, nor deserves.
They are symbols of our desire for justice and fairness, but they are more of a fervent prayer of our desire to live up to that which those men represent in human form, nothing more, nothing less.
To those who say we are having a cultural revolution and capitalism is being destroyed with each crumbling statue, I say that the principles of America are stronger than any statue, and unlike the wall of communism that came down in ’89, America has no such wall, no such barrier to liberty.
Our statues are not America, America is and always has been its people, and we are more than just bronzed or marble carvings depicting a onetime era when we were not so enlightened. Our ancestors honored their warriors just as we honor ours today.
We are still a free country, we are still the light of the world. Of this I am sure. Let the statues fall, the principles of liberty and freedom will not change and the will stand as long as man desires freedom from tyranny.
I am strongly considering wasting some of my valuable breath on these sucker kids who think they have the world wrapped around their fingers.
I remember one time when I was thirteen I decided to run away, and just to make sure no one would come looking for me, I staged my own death in a nearby parking lot by burning a few of my clothes (which I was unable to do with a pack of matches). Yes, real stupid. After sitting at a bus stop not sure where I would go as I executed my half-baked plan, at some point I though “maybe if I just go back home and sneak inside my bedroom window, no one will ever know about my stupid idea and all the world will be one.
This is how I view the chumps in Seattle known as CHOPS/CHAZ or CHAZ CHOPS. I’m not sure they even know who they are. Obviously they couldn’t agree, either.
There is soon to come a time when some of those who are inside that six block area of downtown Seattle known as Capitol Hill (symbolic I supposed, like that time when when ISIS wanted to set up its own Caliphate in the middle of Nowhere, Syria) start to realize there is only one way out, and that is to leave quietly before anyone notices they are there and sneak back home hoping no one will notice they were gone.
In case CHAZ hasn’t noticed, sooner or later you need food, a job, a career, infrastructure, garbage pick up, a hot shower, you know, staples of civilization. It’s great to be an anarchist, but what’s the point if no one does anything for you except bring donations from local supporters who really kind of hope you calm down and go home.
These people want to have their own social order, and this video tells you all you need to know about their chances of survival. And as I see the cracks in their system, surely there are those among them who also see the same cracks, and it’s just a matter of time before they realize its over. They are allowed to exist because we –collective society – allow them to do so. After all, they are actually quarantined, they just don’t seem to know it.
The cops in this video are heroes. And they are smart. Opposite to what BLM or Antifa or CHAS/CHOPS wanted, they are simply being humored until they wake up and realize the charade is over. Sooner or later every single person in that CHAZ community is going to want to take a clean hot shower and cuddle up under a nice blanket and binge-watch Netflix.
Oh, the joys of a civilized nation.
By the way, my mom was waiting for me by the time I got home that night, and there was absolutely not one thing I did right in that grand getaway scheme, because you know, eventually you have to go home.
A Common Childhood Vaccine May Help Treat Coronavirus
Friday, June 19, 2020 12:30 PM
By: Lynn Allison | Newsmax
A team of U.S. researchers says that giving people a booster shot of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine may help prevent COVID-19 and perhaps reduce the severity of the disease.
The MMR vaccine has been shown to boost immunity beyond the three diseases it targets, and researchers believe that it may help boost overall immunity and train the body to identify and fight off viruses during this pandemic.
According to CNN, the vaccine uses weakened, or attenuated, versions of the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses to trigger an immune reaction in the body. That immune response is broad and may be able to protect against the novel coronavirus as well.
The researchers, including Paul Fidel of Louisiana State University and Mairi Noverr of Tulane University, said that a clinical trial using the MMR vaccine in high-risk populations, especially healthcare workers, is a win-win situation.
“There’s no serious risk in giving the vaccine to most people and the approach might be especially effective for protecting healthcare workers,” they said. “If we’re wrong, well, at least people will have new antibodies to measles, mumps, and rubella.”
An article published in Virology lends credence to this theory. A 2008 study showed that the measles vaccine neutralized SARS-CoV, the virus responsible for the 2003 SARS epidemic.
“It is possible that early childhood vaccines provide some protection against SARS-CoV-2,” said the authors in Virology, referencing the virus that causes COVID-19. “Immunity derived from childhood vaccines typically wanes with age, thereby increasing the risk of severe COVID-19 in the elderly.”
I’m going to tell you how it’s going to end.
Today we have huge marches going into day 14 since the first riots and protests over the death of George Floyd. We have all seen the video probably at least 300 times per person, which means 30 billion times the George Floyd video was seen in two weeks, or roughly 2.142 millions times per day.
The cops are hated. Major cities are planning law-enforcement defunding measures while protesters, sanctioned by political leaders and the news media defending or downplaying the violence, tell the engaged where to go and what time the next riot will occur. Celebrities virtue-signaling and seeking redemption for past sins, continue to lay their souls down upon the social media guillotine ready for castration.
And now let me tell you why its going to end with an acquittal Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin when the George Floyd case is tried.
I’m looking at three specific reports, all verified that show:
1. Floyd had fentanyl and cocaine in his system when he died. When the cop gets his day in court, even a shitty lawyer will bring up the drugs in Floyd’s system, the crime he was committing, and the “if it weren’t for his actions” defense will not make Floyd look good or innocent.
2. His priors. Floyd served 5 years for a Houston 2007 home invasion and armed robbery of a pregnant women, and there is eyewitness testimony that Floyd, during the robbery, put a gun up to the victims stomach while several other guys ransacked the women’s home.
Think about all of the marches and protests going on today and who they are honoring. Do you think that, back in 2007 when Floyd was pressing a gun against a women’s unborn baby, George would have ever envisioned he would be someday be hailed as a hero and a martyr?
3. Because of his past criminal history. He had drugs in his possession at the time of his arrest, and because he was heavily intoxicated, there is simply no way any jury would convict a cop of second-degree murder, unless the trial of Officer Chauvin is just for show – or a possible setup as a precursor for the next national riot. The Minneapolis prosecutor must know the odds for a 2nd degree murder charge are slim when the victim has a long criminal history, which Mr Floyd certainly did prior to his tragic death.
George was no more innocent than most people who get arrested, and something tells me that the whole “start-over-again in Minneapolis” is simply a myth. Floyd had two convictions, a third would be 3-Strikes, which in Texas means at least 20 years for stealing a pizza. And, despite his church duties we have all been hearing about, he was still doing drugs as well as coming into contact with counterfeit twenties even after he left the Lone Star State.
None of this matters. When Not Guilty” is heard on that fateful day the riots will erupt once again when we are again faced with millions of very angry people who are holding George Floyd up as the icon of Black oppression, despite the fact that there is at least one woman in Houston, Texas who has a living 10 year-old child, and who probably feels George Floyd got exactly what he deserved.
HERE’S THE COURT FILE OF THE HOME INVASION/ROBBERY
HERE IS GEORGES PRIORS BEFORE LEAVING TEXAS
AND THE AUTOPSY DETAILS BELOW
PRIORS (SOURCE: https://houstoncriminalfirm.com/about/)
This is one of those articles I struggled with in deciding whether or not I wanted to publish it. The headline changed. First it was, “Why I think Trump Will Lose,” to the more acerbic, “Why I want Trump to Lose.”
If you were able to put all of the Trump hatred in a bottle, you would have an atom bomb.
Here is a short list of who would like to see Trump go in November:
1.Deep State (almost all federal employees who have career jobs with the federal government)
3. Young people
4. All democrats
6. The UN
14. Bashar al-Assad
15. Vladimir Putin
16. Everyone in my family
17. Everyone in your family that doesn’t talk to you
Now, here are those who want Trump to stay:
1. People who despise all of the above.
If I were Trump, I would let it go. I wouldn’t try too hard to win re-election. There is just too much hate, and besides, do you really want to deal with four more years of being shit on by every person you know? Why would you put your family through this? You desrve better.
You built the greatest economy of any president. Now, because you were distracted by an impeachment, the Chinese exploited this weakness and gave us a virus that undid all you accomplished, and then some. And don’t think for a moment it wasn’t welcomed by your political enemies, who have always loved their country less than they hate you.
Let Joe have this one and let the world see just how weak and ineffective he is and how much a weak and ineffective leader can destroy a country quickly (and it will happen even faster if he chooses – and I believe he will– Kamala Harris, America’s first sort of, but not really African -er Indian-American women to ever assume the leadership of the country only months after being sworn in as Vice President).
Let the progressive Left have their spoils and watch it burn to the ground.
Let our rights evaporate faster than a country fearing a pandemic.
Let the Chinese continue screwing us until we are all speaking Mandarin.
Let the European nations fall to the Muslim uprising, while Antifa burns London to the ground.
Let Iran build their bombs and destroy Israel while the Palestinians and the Hollywood Left celebrate the fall of the chosen people, the first monotheistic faith ever to exist, wiped from the face of earth.
Let the socialists destroy America’s wealth and let them create a true welfare-state where we can all enjoy true equality, a nation where everyone lives just above the proverty line for the “greater good.”
And finally, let them see what America looks like in 20 years when every institution that represented a liberty-loving nation has been utterly destroyed for being a racist reminder of the now re-written past.
In short, let history show that you were the last effective president we had before the American Empire burned to the ground because people just couldn’t handle freedom and liberty.
And when the day comes, I can’t wait for you to give one more glance at the crowd as you utter those oh, so famous words, “You’re fired, and I give you your next global leader, Joe Biden!”
Thank you Mr. President. You did a helluva job.
Do we really believe there is such a thing as systemic racism?
It’s a term that was created (by the Left) that states racism as a behavioral phenomena, is part of our character unwillfully decided, inherent to our character as a people predispostioned to such behavior.
That’s a clinical way of saying all white people are born racist and there’s not much you can do about it.
That would be like me saying that all black people are born with an inherent distrust of white people, they can’t help it. It has been “built into their DNA.”
Does that sound racist? It sure does. But because we have accepted the premise that all white people are born racist, some on the progressive Left have determined racism isn’t a willful decision. It’s the same argument that says all men are, by nature, sexual addicts who prey on women, or think about it all of the time because it is instinctive. It’s like saying all Jews are inherently cheap, or shrewd, or that all blonde women are systemically stupid.
To say white people are inherently or systemically racist is exactly what racism is, a stereotype in which we ascribe certain characteristics as being instinctive, or not actively chosen and therefore cannot be controlled.
But how can something systemic in human behavior be evil or beyond our free will? Is all behavior built into to us? Does free will have any influence on outcome? Can one choose not to be racist, or is it predetermined at birth because a few hundred years ago my great-great-great-grandfather owned a slave?
Is systemic racism even a scientific fact?
If it isn’t, it soon will be, I assure you. One day the folks over at DSM will come up with some kind of behavioral term for people who exhibit a “predisposition to avoiding social intercourse with members of a different skin color.”
The term ‘systemic racism’ is a racist term. Americans of any color being fixed with a systemic characteristic is false. To suggest certain people are “just born a certain way” is exactly what racist stereotyping is, labeling.
Isn’t that what discrimination is all about? Judging someone on presumed characteristics you ascribe to people based solely on their race?
In any country where there is a majority or one color or another, the lesser group is right to feel a little outnumbered; the good news our country has made tremendous gains towards racial equity and equality. America has more than paid the price for the racial injustices we have inflicted, out of ignorance, to our fellow brothers with whose hands have built together this wonderful country.
But recognizing racial differences is quite natural and plays to our social instincts. It’s why we wear tattoos, a calling to our ancestral past where markings determined which tribe you belonged to, and commonalities ensured tribal safety, this social mechanism has continued for hundreds of thousands of years. Racism is mostly cultural, bigotry is taught, but even then, it simply can’t be brush-stroked and made to apply to all people, which is what using the term systemic seeks to do. That’s where we get into labeling based on uniform prejudice.
When the first Planet of the Apes movie was being filmed in Los Angeles in 1968, filmmakers remarked that, in between takes, the extras dressed as gorillas would form groups, while the chimps and orangutans followed suit. It’s not racism, it’s social tribalism; a perfectly natural social construct evolved by the desire to feel safe. It’s science.
When I was growing up in poor neighborhoods in South Gate, Watts and Lynwood California, I was in the minority, and I felt insecure. But it didn’t make me feel like all of my schoolmates hated white people, it was just that there were more of them than me, and kids, boys, pick on the weak. Once I made a few friends it was okay, but I ceratinly didn’t walk around with a chip on my shoulder saying the world was against me because I was white.
If you apply systemic racism as a label to all white people then you are in fact guilty of the same crime shown in the very nature by which you generalize one group of people.
That former President Obama said on National TV on 60 Minutes that “all white people have racism built into their DNA” was the worst kind of racist statement, one he got away with because he was Black, he was President, and he was charming, This lie continues to be pushed.
Today, the lie has been made a truth because no one dares question its validity for fear of being called a racist, like man-made climate change can never be debated because you would be a denier, as stupid ape-man who is probably a stupid religionist. Systemic racism is now accepted as truth by consensus by a large majority of people. That is not a progressive society.
Progressive societies embrace hard facts and truth, they don’t pander to virtue because it makes them feel less guilty about suffering in the world, or more caring about thier world by feeling bad about others who are “oppressed;” and if black people want white people to feel sorry for them, then yes, keep pushing the systemic racism thing. It will get you lots of sympathy to be sure, but that and a dollar won’t get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks, unless it becomes “systemic racism day,” and all people of color get free coffee as a way of saying “we’re sorry.”
Jim Watkins | Commentary
Anyone who saw the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers knows the premise. Pods take over humans minds. In their sleep, they become controlled by the body-snatching and mind controlling entities that turns people into lock-in-step communists who believe in the greater good, and that only good can come from everyone following to the beat of the same drum, and that if you just remove critical thinking and feelings you can truly be free.
In effect that is what we see happening to our loved ones who have had too much exposure to the mainstream media. Their minds have been co-opted, and they are not aware this has happened because they are told everyone believes the way they do.
Here are symptoms that someone you love has actually been completely brainwashed by the mainstream media:
– They constantly yell at their TV, “that asshole” whenever a picture of Trump is flashed on the screen
– They hate you for not agreeing with them
– Every comment you is answered with “where did’ja hear that, Fox News?!”
– They constantly have MSNBC or CNN news on, as to make sure they don’t miss a single minute, or single news update on how that asshole is ruining the country, like they are connected to “the collective” for information.
– They are angry
– They think Christians are endangering society and all people who like Trump are in a cult
– There is no middle ground, you either hate Trump or you love him.
– Unless you hate him, you are a danger to this country
And so there it is.
Next time, we look for cures to helpthese sorry people who have lost their minds and quite possibly souls as well.
I will make no claim other than I am using science to display how COVID 19 may be fading fast, at least in most developed countries. The jury is still out on Brazil, India, and Russia, but the statistics show that what we have seen in the early countries that were hard hit by the coronavirus, the worst seems to be over, with the caveat that perhaps there could be a second wave, even though there has yet to be a substantial second wave that equaled the first.
Based on CDC and WHO data from June 2, 2020, and in looking at daily deaths (the only real number that counts), we can see a downward trend almost uniformly.
Starting with the U.S.:
(note the six-day cycle where there is a brief peak and then it drops down for five or six days, decreasing in intensity in each cycle:
Sweden, the sole developed European country that did not go into lockdown, but instead, had faith its citizenry would follow social distancing guidelines, they too, seem to have peaked:
And then there’s Belgium, per capita the hardest hit country:
The UK, which is still reeling from an intense month of high death counts, is finally easing:
Italy can finally breath a sigh of relief:
The French are almost ready to start kissing again:
Hotspots like Brazil and India are worth watching. Brazil is still seeing triple digit deaths but its peak was two weeks ago:
We’ll know by late June where India is heading because if the peak remains May 29 for a sustained period, that could be good news while the country tries to adhere to strict lock down measures to “flatten the curve.”
113 countries have had less than 100 deaths from COVID (assuming the records are correct), and 39 countries have reported no deaths. The virus has been circulating since (we think) January, perhaps even early December, which makes the stronger case that community spread is what is happening with the SRS-CoV-2 virus as it makes its way around the world.
Let’s hope so. There is a lot of work ahead.
James Watkins ] Editor
We could. Just like we did in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
By then millions of Jews had already been killed. There were concentration camps throughout Europe; there were weird experiments being conducted on people by German doctors, not to mention Russia, which was already a Communist state, was busy starving its own people.
Then of course you had an overzealous leader who wanted to dominate in order to grow his empire of control.
Was the Wuhan Virus a planned attack to demoralize the U.S., causing the U.S (and world) economy to tumble and to have all of this cause Trump to go away so that China can get its footing back with a less pushy U.S. President?
Let’s look at the facts:
CCP knew about the virus as early as December 5th. That’s when Dr. Li Wenliang was put under house arrest after notifying fellow doctors in Wuhan about an unknown virus, and who later died on February 7th, 2020, eight weeks after he first treated a patient who had the virus (possible patient Zero), a tech worker from the BS-4 Lab in Wuhan who may have been exposed to a new variant of SARS.
440,000 people flew out of Wuhan each week from December 5th to December 31. Six weeks later people in the U.S. Italy, France, Germany and Spain began showing signs of COVID19, and yet Beijing did not admit the Coronavirus was humanly transmissible until January 21, after they had already sent a delegation to the White House to sign a trade deal they absolutely hated.
Now, 105,000 deaths later un the United States, now left with a debilitated economy, and China still has not allowed the CDC to investigate what caused the virus and where it came from. We also know The World Health Organization withheld information until January 23, when they finally admitted human-to-human transmission, something the CCP knew in December, back when they began hoarding ventilators, masks and medicine so the world would have to beg China for help when the pandemic went global.
Pretty obvious that China doesn’t really care how the world views them because it think it doesn’t have to.
Now, China is taking down Honk Kong, amassing troops at the Nepal/India border to take the region from India, thus expanding its Northwest Asian presence, and as well making aggressive moves towards Taiwan and building military outposts throughout the South China Sea, which they assert belongs to them, thus taking control of major international shipping lanes.
Oh, and let’s not forget the ten million or so prisoners being held in concentration camps where they are being tortured, brainwashed and in many cases, being harvesting of organs if they are Falun Gong and Uyghur Muslims.
Xi makes Hitler look bush league comparing China’s actions in 2020 compared to Germany in 1938.
So here you have largest country on the planet asserting itself, stealing tech, exporting totalitarian tools for other tyrants to utilize (for their allegiance to the CCP), and oh yes, let’s not forget the DNA stuff they apparently are messing with to produce designer babies (did you forget that story a few months back?).
Look folks, you can call it cold war if you wish, but cold wars get warm, and there is no reason to believe that if Xi doesn’t get what he wants through deceptive diplomacy, he will take by force.
Wars, by the way, are useful. Nothing like a good war to rejuvenate an economy, galvanize a people around a common enemy, put people back to work, stabilize an evil dictator, and last but not least, guarantee a re-election (because no president has ever lost re-election during War Time).
Sorry Rosie, it looks like four more years.
The question isn’t whether we are at war with China, because we are. Th more important question remains: is our nation is ready to fight for moral principles against a nation that will do anything to anyone to control them, including us. China will not stop until America has been defeated.
Anyone who denies this is naive.
China is to be feared because they seek to dominate and they are currently exporting tyranny through control with technology they have been stealing from the U.S. for 40 years. This is what they do. And they will never stop until the control everything. Let’s review…
A totalitarian government is asserting itself. By sheer numbers, China may already be victorious, but in its ideology, many people in Western democracies are even now choosing if they want that kind of surveillance, state, censorship driven, toeing- the-line civilization modeled after a godless-Government-controlled society, or the one we have now, the one that allows people to be free in mind, spirit and body, without the fear of being dragged away because they don’t agree with the State, the Party or the People.
Globalization is what the UN wants, and so does China. But for different reasons.
China wants to dominate because it is has 1.4 billion people and the only way to grow is to conquer new lands and have a large industry to keep those people producing, working, like honeybees in a hive. China steals ideas, technology, patents, and makes copies, then they sell these things to underdeveloped countries, essentially infiltrating them and making them dependent on the CCP, or Chinese Communist Party, a minority group of about 92 million progressives who have controlled the country since 1949.
The Chinese citizen in the field, in the slums is no more communist than a car mechanic or a 25 year -old cashier is a Democratic of Republican. It’s not about people just trying to survive and could care less about politics, it’s about power at the top, and our country is being held by the same kind of ideology that once held the early CCP, which is the desire to rule over the working class because they (the elite) feel its the only way to control them. China doesn’t care about human rights, humans are batteries.
Europe, which is ruled by European heads-of-State, the Member-Nation elected United Nations Committee wants globalization for different reasons, They want control of commerce, they want control of energy (through Climate change policy), but like the racist colonial leaders before them, they also think entire countries can be managed, that the underdeveloped worlds, with just a little bit of management, can be civilized. But they, the EU and the UN, underestimate the undeveloped worlds, which are rife with corruption, cultural backwardness and savage religious practices that will hardly ever be “civilized” by merely sending in a few UN consultants with bags of money to “help them along.”
Europe and China have corrupted Africa with bags of money. The poor people at the bottom are still poor, and the people in charge still know how to play larger countries to give them money to fight their internecine wars. The EU and UN thinks they can mitigate this behavior and make everyone global citizens; the Chinese just want to turn these lesser nations into little bitty compliant duracell batteries.
OLD GLORY FADES
But America. What about America? We are too busy dealing being brainwashed by a media that promotes gender and race division, HATES FREE-MARKET PROSPERITY AND IS UNDERMINING CHILDREN INTO ACCEPTING GLOBALIST POLICIES THAT UNDERMINE FAMILY AND COUNTRY to keep us pre-occupied from a world that is crumbling before our eyes, while tyranny and globalist policies that undermine nationalism grow at a frightening pace.
America may have peaked.
It was 1955. We were victorious from two World Wars, we had money, we had troops coming home and impregnating their wives, who were now chainsmoking suburban mother who went on to spoil a generation of children who, instead of taking the baton and moving forward with American greatness, instead “tuned in and dropped out,” because a nation of spoiled drug addicts shifted towards debased and unbridled liberty that has destroyed the American family unit, all egged on by a consumer-crazy media who loved to promote and prostitute itself before the alter of false progressivism.
Were it not for the final exhaustive emergence of such magnificent brain power of the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others, America probably would have faded long ago (1977, the year Disco hit, perhaps). Were it not for our continued ideas of striving to be better because we are free to do so, we would have faded. And that is what is happening now. Most Americans are being taught this is not a great country, we are being told to be ashamed of her, to hid behind globalism because it is not right to feel superior about your country. This is what is happening now in AMERICA.
You see, when you grow up loving your country and then watch as others try to make it into just another country, you get angry.
I predict the following path. Listen to my words.
For those who are listening, Biden will win. He will choose Kamala Harris as her VP running mate, (hence the Obama administration); all of the former apparetacheck deep-state participants who ran this country into the ground for eight long years will be back because poor Joe just had a stroke six months into to his first term.
And then the new laws will be enforced, and I’ll spare you the stories of the erosion of personal liberties, except to say the country now has, as its President, a former California Attorney General who knowingly allowed aman to be executed even though she had evidence to show he wasn’t guilty of the crime for which he was being punished.
China will hit reset, American leaders will apologize for Trump and the next leg of America will be removed.
The Prophet Speaks.
James Watkins |Editor
It’s like this for most Americans.
We are frustrated because we know that as we shelter-in-place and social distance, the spread of coronavirus is controlled; we save lives. We have seen that our medical centers and hospitals can handle even a worst case scenario like the one we witnessed in the tri-State and New England area when the first wave hit.
But we also watch as our once-great economic workhouse slows to a crawl.
Just 4 months ago people were working, making money, enjoying what looked like a bright economic future. Now we are unemployed and worried about our kids and our own well-being.
One day you hear a report that the curve is flattening, but then you hear that going out is risky still and people will die if you do. But then we cower and can’t go back to work because our leaders are telling us it is illegal.
How then, do we make the right choice? None of us wants to be responsible for being unwitting spreaders of this invisible virus. And besides, what to believe? One day we are told the virus can stay on metal surfaces for a week, then, the CDC says, well, maybe not. We are told our masks are good, then told they are bad because they collect bacteria and we touch our faces. You just can’t win.
The pundits on the left say it’s Trump’s fault. That his poor leadership is costing lives.
On the right we are told to fight for our rights, that people have a right to work and be free to move about, even with a deadly virus lurking.
What to believe?
I watch the numbers every day. As a broadcaster I just got tired of certain numbers being reported and others being excluded. One side (the media) stokes fear, the other side (right-wing talk show hosts) stokes anger.
I use Worldometer, which is a collection vessel for all of the CDC’s around the world. It’s not perfect, but it comes close. The data is updated instantly and most other government agencies use it, including the World Health Organization, and Johns Hopkins.
Here are some things that I have observed in countries that have extremely high death counts:
- Bad air
- heavy smoking
- older population concentrated in close quarters
- high or dense population where you have five or six people living in the same home
- high amounts of people who are nutritionally poor or with cardiovascular or diabetic problems
- terrible medical infrastructure
The U.S. will probably not see too many “hot spots;” New York/New Jersey is the exception only because it has a massive public transportation system and a highly condensed population area which makes it impossible for people to NOT come into contact with one another. New York, like London, experience high death counts for this reason.
In places like LA, or elsewhere in highly populated areas you may see continuous periodic concentrations of COVID deaths in nursing homes, or among a much older population sets (senior citizens who have been kept alive by statins and hypertension medication) but in the general public, coronavirus, until there is a vaccine, will be just like influenza in the years to come. Thankfully (the CDC data bears this out).
Most of America will adjust just fine.
It is a huge deception to show growing cases of the United States. We are a nation of fifty small countries, little mini-States that eventually will get COVID 19; the numbers will rise as we see it spread, but this does not mean death counts or medical facilities will experience the same high rates as cities like New York or Boston.
- There were no major outbreaks following Spring Break, which the experts predicted
- There was no outbreak in Wisconsin after public voting, which is what the media reported would happen based on some “expert opinion.”
- There was no outbreak in New Orleans among the poor people as we expected beacuse this is what the exerts predicted.
- There was no outbreak in Seattle, which actually saw the first cases of coronavirus and is a gateway city from Asia to the U.S.
- We saw no outbreak in San Francisco, despite the fact that over 150,000 people in the Bay area are of Chinese descent, with a probable assumption that some people freely travel between China and San Francisco for business or personal reasons.
- Coronavirus has been spreading since January, most major metros in the U.S probably have community spread, cases are rising, but death counts are not rising in the same proportion as cases because we are testing more people faster. The fatality rate is actually dropping in proportion to known cases
Weak governments and weak, or poor countries will be hard hit if they have no proper medical infrastructure. Brazil, Mexico, Russia, India, Pakistan, Countries with 5 million plus cities with high rates of impoverished people are likely suspects of future outbreaks. Obvious. Not always exact however, because, as we have seen, places like Bangladesh and India have not see a huge explosion- yet. What are we witnessing in these countries is desperate economic issues that will lead to dysentery, suicide and death by starvation or malnutrition.
Economically we must reopen. The world must reopen, despite the virus. Work is intrinsic to life. Even during the plagues people worked. They had to because they couldn’t just sit idle and die. There were no government bailouts and handouts. There was no such thing as a “first responder.” You were lucky if someone showed up to remove the body before the dogs and pigs could get to it first.
My Grandmother told me during the Spanish flue (what she called yellow fever) said people didn’t talk about it. They accepted death because soldiers had just returned from Europe and the country lost a lot of solders to begin with, so no one know how bad the flu was until it passed – and it did. She said they “just dealt with it.”
There should never have been a politicization of this virus. It is a testament of our lack of leadership. Shame also on a compliant media that just can’t help themselves to spreading alarming information in a way that is meant to frighten people into compliance.
The coronavirus, in addition to killing people, has exposed our best – and worst natures; our characters are being tested.
I will leave you with this. How you deal with this virus will tell you a lot about your own character. It will tell you, for example, how much you rely on the government or others to make decisions. It will also tell you how afraid you are of life – and death.
The coronavirus will also tell you how resilient and faithful you are to being courageous in the face of fear. Are you running to grab toilet paper or are you checkin on your neighbors to make sure they are okay?
Sadly, I had assumed that character was a much more common trait.
In just four months we have people now hating each other based on whether they wear a mask or not. Enemies created by a simple piece of cloth covering your mouth.
When this is all over many of us will be shocked at how badly we behaved.
Opinion by Lee Habeeb | Newsweek
A popular nail salon in the small Mississippi town where I live let its customers know it was reopening last week. Things would be different, the salon announced, as it adjusted to new safety protocols. What would not change, it promised, was the great service. Within hours, the salon was booked for days. I was lucky to get an appointment. So was my 15-year-old daughter.
We’ve been doing daddy-daughter nail days for as long as I can remember. It’s a small thing to some, but not us. It’s one of many rituals we’ve cultivated to deepen our bond. Rituals that make life meaningful and beautiful.
Some folks in town think this kind of activity amid the coronavirus pandemic is risky and frivolous. Even reckless. But the women in the salon—and the one man in the place, me—disagree.
I sat down with a young lady who’s done my nails before, and it was clear she was grateful to be back working. She’d gone two months without a job, and things were hard, she told me without a hint of self-pity. She has kids and had nearly exhausted her savings.
But it wasn’t just the money she missed. She missed the pride in doing a good day’s work and providing for her family. That pride had been stripped from her. It was finally back.
Like the young mother in my nail salon, most Americans get meaning from work. Anyone who’s been out of work for an extended time will tell you what happens when we don’t add value to the world. Or find a way to make a contribution. We feel useless. Uselessness can turn to hopelessness. And worse.
More than 36 million Americans are without work due to lockdowns, a soul-crushing number. Jamie Stewart, a 37-year-old from Bonita Springs, lost her job as a shift manager and bartender in a local Florida resort. She recently rented a room in her home to make ends meet and signed up for food stamps to cover her weekly grocery bills. “My mental health has deteriorated to a point that I don’t recognize myself anymore,” she told a reporter for the Associated Press.
Millions of Americans don’t recognize themselves anymore. Or our lives. And it isn’t greed that drives our desire to return to the business of life. It’s a biological need. We human beings are hardwired for work.
Millions of businesses have been shuttered, too. And it’s not money that motivates most entrepreneurs I know to reopen their businesses. Money wasn’t the reason they started their businesses in the first place. Some did it because they felt called to do it. Some did it to satisfy a deep need to own something in their life—or solve a problem in the community they serve. Some did it to be free from a boss or bureaucracy. Others to prove someone wrong. Others still did it for reasons they don’t understand, and perhaps never will. But it’s something the world can’t live without, that drive of entrepreneurs to create something from nothing. Including work for the rest of us.
Many sank their life savings into their businesses. Others put their homes on the line. Taking those risks with your life, and being responsible for other lives, is not for the weak of heart. For all of those businesses owners teetering on the edge of insolvency, their desire to return to life is about much more than money. Their lives hang in the balance.
But it wasn’t just work and commerce that was stripped from our lives. It was many of the social aspects of life that give it meaning. Sports like baseball, softball and all the leagues we form as Americans—and poker, bridge and bingo, too—were taken from us. Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion halls were closed. Public schools and private schools were closed, which also put an end to after-school activities like band and theater. Restaurants and bars, places we congregate with friends and family, were closed. So were Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Al-Anon meetings across the nation.
These dimensions of American life—our social and commercial energy—mesmerized a French political scientist when he visited America in the 1830s. “Americans of all ages, all conditions, all minds constantly unite,” Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America. “Not only do they have commercial and industrial associations in which all take part, but they also have a thousand other kinds: religious, moral, grave, futile, very general and very particular, immense and very small; Americans use associations to give fêtes, to found seminaries, to build inns, to raise churches, to distribute books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they create hospitals, prisons, schools. Finally, if it is a question of bringing to light a truth or developing a sentiment with the support of a great example, they associate.”
This was so very different from the way countries in Europe did life, he noted. “Everywhere that, at the head of a new undertaking, you see the government in France and a great lord in England,” Tocqueville added, “count on it that you will perceive an association in the United States.”
It was an entirely different way not only of organizing a nation, but the habits of life itself. All of it not only surprised Tocqueville, but impressed him. “I often admired the infinite art with which the inhabitants of the United States managed to fix a common goal to the efforts of many men and to get them to advance to it freely.”
It’s not the pursuit of money that drives those of us clamoring to return to normal life. It’s the pursuit of a good life. And church plays the biggest role in that pursuit for many Americans, myself included. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them,” Jesus Christ told his flock. From worship music to sermons, church is that rare space we get to put our worldly worries aside and focus on something bigger than ourselves. Luckily for my family, our church has an online presence, and we’ve been able to gather in our home and be nourished. We’ve been respectful of local laws, despite the misgivings many of us share about the abridgment of our most sacred freedom—our right to worship freely.
The truth is that when critics in the news media or on social media ridicule Americans who believe it’s time to start a safe return to life, and accuse us of putting commerce over life, they’re presenting a false narrative. Life versus commerce is not the choice before us. It’s life versus life.
When real meaning is stripped from life, and done so because of fear, that too can become infectious. Fear, as we all know, can kill life. Kill our spirit. And kill the truth.
“This virus is going to do what it’s going to do,” Dr. Michael Osterholm, one of America’s leading epidemiologists, told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. “What we can do is only nibble at the edges. And I think it’s not a good message to send to the public that we can control this virus in a meaningful way.”
Osterholm is not a U.S. Chamber of Commerce spokesman or an acolyte of President Donald Trump. He’s director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “What we have to tell people honestly, what they want to hear, they don’t want it sugarcoated and they do not want it coated in fear,” he continued. “But somewhere between now and tomorrow, next year, we’re going to see 60 to 70 percent of Americans ultimately infected with this virus. What we have to do is figure out how not just to die with the virus, but also how to live with it. And we’re not having that discussion.”
Osterholm was right. We want to learn to live with this virus. Just as we’ve learned to live with other deadly risks around us.
“We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, mountains and prairies, because we are made of sugar candy,” Winston Churchill reminded English-speaking people across the globe during WWII, back when we were fighting a virus called totalitarianism. Millions volunteered for dangerous duty in Europe and the Pacific in that war. More than 400,000 American lives were lost. But our resilience was honed. Our spirit grew.
My mom lost her only brother in France not long after D-Day. She grew up in the Great Depression, and she wasn’t inclined to coddle us growing up. She gave us space to fall and fail, to break legs and arms—and even some rules. Always, her goal was to turn her children into resilient grown-ups.
When my daughter told us a few years ago that she wanted to jump horses competitively, we took a breath. It wasn’t merely an expensive sport, but a dangerous one: She wouldn’t just be jumping what are essentially high-hurdles in tight quarters with sharp turns. She’d be doing it on top of a four-legged animal that’s over 16 hands tall (67 inches in people height), weighs over 1,000 pounds and has a mind of its own.
She’s been thrown many times. Always, she gets up—each time a little more resilient. She will be thrown many more. Some people think we’re crazy. But we’ve encouraged the endeavor because life itself will throw her to the ground many times. She is learning to live with risk.
America has been thrown to the ground by this virus. But what’s keeping us down now is our own fear of the unknown, reinforced by a craven media hellbent on scaring the daylight out of us and keeping us locked up indefinitely.
Some who are at risk will need to be cautious in the coming weeks and months as the nation reopens. Those of us not at risk should be cautious, too. But my family is ready to rise out of our bunker and get back to the life we love. So too, I imagine, are most Americans.
Lee Habeeb is vice president of content for Salem Radio Network and host of Our American Stories. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife, Valerie, and his daughter, Reagan.
Courtesy The Epoch Times
Drugmaker Moderna has obtained clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to run a larger trial of its CCP virus vaccine candidate.
The state of the phase two trial is “imminent,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement. The trial will include 600 participants.
The biotechnology company hopes start a phase three study as early as this summer.
Developed in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Moderna’s vaccine uses a messenger RNA and contains none of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus from China, instead carrying a sequence of the virus.
The mRNA, or genetic molecules, are supposed to trigger an immune response by having the body’s cells express a virus protein.
The phase one trial shifted to higher dosing and older age groups last month after starting on Marcy 16 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. According to the trial listing, which appears out of date, researchers were still recruiting for phase one.
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is helping speed up development of the candidate. BARDA in April awarded Moderna up to $483 million to support later clinical trials and scaling up manufacturing. Moderna has in the past received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Moderna, based in Massachusetts, said it was hiring up to 150 new employees this year to support the project. It also partnered with Lonza, a Swiss drugmaker, to boost production of the experimental vaccine, with a goal of making up to 1 billion doses.
Manufacturing could start as early as July and approval could come as early as next year.
There are no vaccines or proven treatments for the CCP virus or the disease it causes, COVID-19.
The virus primarily causes severe illness in the elderly and those with underlying health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, or cancer.
A significant portion of people who become infected never show symptoms while others experience mild or moderate symptoms and recover at home through rest and symptom treatment.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, chills, and aches and pains.Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber
Courtesy The Epoch Times
Researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine reviewed records from roughly 900 patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
About half received zinc sulfate in addition to hydroxychloroquine, a treatment typically used against malaria and lupus, and azithromycin, a common antibiotic. The other half received the two treatments without zinc.
Patients receiving the triple-drug treatment were 1.5 times more likely to recover enough to be discharged from hospitals and were 44 percent less likely to die, when compared to the other group.
“We found a statistically significant decrease in mortality among patients who received zinc as part of their treatment regimen. This is the first study, to our knowledge, that showed a clinical difference in patients with COVID-19 who received zinc,” Joseph Rahimian, one of the researchers, told The Epoch Times in an email.
James. R Watkins
In what is being called a staggering new statistic, a new study delves into the number of COVID-19 related deaths in each State, and where they are occurring. We already know that older people are at much greater risk of dying from Coronavirus; we also know that people with serious underlying health problems are also at risk. This latest report shows the percentage of people in the U.S. who are in health-care facilities, versus people who are dying in the general population.
Phil Kerpen, who gather the data and published his findings HERE, says more than half of all deaths (52.2%) are occuring in nursing homes in each state.
Obviously the tragic news is our most vulnerable are the most susceptible to dying from COVID-19; the better news is that if most fatalities are occurring outside of the general population, then the fatality rate is far lower among the general population than previously believed, hence the need for extreme lockdown policies in many counties in several States could ease much quicker based on these latest confirmed findings.
For example, last week we reported that more than half of all deaths in California are in nursing homes, according to a published report in Lancet. The Kerper study confirms the same is true across all States. The implications follows that general population fatality rates are essentially half.
Using simple man, this means the COVID-19 fatality rate in California is not .010, but half of that, .005 (the common flu has a .10 fatality rate)
The study also includes source links:
|Nursing Home COVID Deaths by State|
|by @kerpen and @nosmhnmh|
|Change from yesterday’s sheet|
|Data Reporting Status||last update||Nursing home deaths||State deaths on date||Total Deaths Minus Nursing Home Deaths||Nursing Home Share of Deaths||Total Nursing Home Residents 2017||COVID nursing home deaths as % of all 2017 nursing home residents||https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/number-of-nursing-facility-residents/||Nursing home deaths||State deaths on date||Total Deaths Minus Nursing Home Deaths|
|Reporting states total, NY doubled to compensate for exclusion of hospital deaths||34,658||66,374||31,716||52.2%||1,182,809||2.9%|
|Reporting states total excluding NY||23,752||44,734||20,982||53.1%||1,081,291||2.2%|
|Alabama||Reporting – media||4-May||107||296||189||36.1%||22,482||0.5%||https://www.wsfa.com/2020/05/03/over-test-positive-covid-alabama/||0||0|
|Arkansas||Reporting – media||10-May||32||91||59||35.2%||17,439||0.2%||https://www.ksla.com/2020/03/17/daily-report-arkansas-dept-health-monitoring-covid-/||0||0|
|Colorado||Best data – Wed||6-May||530||921||391||57.5%||16,078||3.3%||0||0|
|Connecticut||Best data – Thu||6-May||1,627||2,718||1,091||59.9%||22,653||7.2%||https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-May-7||0||0|
|District of Columbia||Reporting||4-May||72||258||186||27.9%||2,380||3.0%||0||0|
|Florida||Best data – daily||11-May||714||1,735||1,021||41.2%||72,741||1.0%||https://www.floridadisaster.org/news-media/news/20200508-florida-department-of-health-updates-new-covid-19-cases-announces-sixty-nine-deaths-related-to-covid-19/||11||14||3|
|Georgia||Best data – daily – staff||8-May||672||1,395||723||48.2%||33,043||2.0%||https://dch.georgia.gov/||0||0|
|Illinois||Good data – Fri||8-May||1,553||3,241||1,688||47.9%||66,643||2.3%||https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19||0||0|
|Indiana||Best data – Mon||11-May||584||1,511||927||38.6%||38,682||1.5%||https://twitter.com/StateHealthIN/status/1259875922859233284/photo/1||164||297||133|
|Kansas||M-W-F Gov briefing||8-May||85||152||67||55.9%||14,657||0.6%||https://www.facebook.com/pg/GovLauraKelly/videos/?ref=page_internal||0||0|
|Kentucky||Best data – daily – staff||10-May||178||304||126||58.6%||22,760||0.8%||https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/LTCupdate.pdf||0||0|
|Maryland||Best data – Wed – staff||6-May||804||1,338||534||60.1%||24,414||3.3%||0||0|
|Massachusetts||Best data – daily||10-May||3,001||4,979||1,978||60.3%||38,673||7.8%||https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting||0||0|
|Michigan||Only cases for now||0||0|
|Minnesota||Best data – daily||11-May||472||591||119||79.9%||24,755||1.9%||https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html#death1||8||13||5|
|Mississippi||Best data – daily – staff||11-May||193||435||242||44.4%||15,950||1.2%||https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html||2||5||3|
|Nevada||Best data – daily – staff||8-May||63||293||230||21.5%||5,336||1.2%||https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiNDMwMDI0YmQtNmUyYS00ZmFjLWI0MGItZDM0OTY1Y2Y0YzNhIiwidCI6ImU0YTM0MGU2LWI4OWUtNGU2OC04ZWFhLTE1NDRkMjcwMzk4MCJ9||0||0|
|New Jersey||Best data – daily||11-May||4,890||9,310||4,420||52.5%||44,033||11.1%||https://covid19.nj.gov/#live-updates||35||55||20|
|New York||Bad data – still excludes residents who die at hospital||11-May||5,453||21,640||16,187||25.2%||101,518||5.4%||*NY is the only state to exclude deaths of nursing home residents who die at a hospital. Do not compare with other states.||50||162||112|
|North Carolina||Best data – Tuesday & Friday 4 PM||11-May||323||550||227||58.7%||35,763||0.9%||https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count#key-metricsis-north-carolina-slowing-the-spread-||11||23||12|
|North Dakota||Not Reporting||0||0|
|Ohio||Good data – Wed – staff||6-May||499||1,102||603||45.3%||73,826||0.7%||missing data prior to April 15 (excluded from denominator for uniformity, 123 total deaths)||0||0|
|Oklahoma||Reporting – KFF||7-May||111||253||142||43.9%||18,361||0.6%||https://oklahoman.com/article/5661567/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-grim-milestone-reached-in-nursing-home-deaths||0||0|
|Oregon||Best data – Tue – staff||5-May||68||113||45||60.2%||7,317||0.9%||0||0|
|Pennsylvania||Best data – daily – staff||11-May||2,552||3,731||1,179||68.4%||76,652||3.3%||https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Cases.aspx||23||24||1|
|Rhode Island||Reporting – weekly, press||10-May||314||419||105||74.9%||7,817||4.0%||https://www.golocalprov.com/news/7-Major-Coronavirus-Developments-RIs-Nursing-Home-Patients-Dying-Twice-t||34||49||15|
|South Carolina||Reporting – twice weekly||8-May||107||320||213||33.4%||16,993||0.6%||https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/LTCFs-05.04.2020_rev.pdf||0||0|
|South Dakota||Not Reporting||0||0|
|Tennessee||Best data – daily||11-May||87||251||164||34.7%||26,481||0.3%||https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html||0||8||8|
|Utah||Reporting – KFF||6-May||26||58||32||44.8%||5,178||0.5%||0||0|
|Virginia||Best data – daily||11-May||503||850||347||59.2%||27,595||1.8%||14||11||-3|
|West Virginia||Reporting – daily||9-May||33||53||20||62.3%||9,251||0.4%||https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx||0||0|
by Tyler O’ Neil | PJMedia.com
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic may turn out to be the most consequential failure in the country. Not only does the New York City area skew America’s overall numbers when it comes to coronavirus cases and deaths, but recent genetic studies suggest that New York also served as a hub for the spread of the virus across the United States.
New research reported in The New York Times indicates that a wave of infections swept from New York City through much of the United States before the city instituted social distancing requirements to stem the tide. Coronavirus spread from New York to states as far afield as Louisiana, Ohio, Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, and even the West Coast, according to geneticists who tracked signature mutations of the virus, travel histories of infected people, and models of the outbreak from infectious disease experts.
“We now have enough data to feel pretty confident that New York was the primary gateway for the rest of the country,” Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health, told The New York Times. While travel from other cities like Seattle also sparked infections across the country, New York City was the primary launching pad of the coronavirus in the U.S.
“It looks like most of the domestic spread is basically people traveling out from New York,” Dr. Kari Stefansson, founder and chief executive of deCODE Genetics, a leading genome analysis firm based in Reykjavik, Iceland, told The Times.
Overall, Dr. Grubaugh estimated that viruses spreading from New York account for 60 to 65 percent of the infections identified across the country.
To illustrate just how large that shift would be, and just how much the New York City area is skewing the U.S.’s coronavirus statistics, PJ Media ran some numbers using the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus statistics and the CIA’s World Fact Book estimates for July 2020.
The thirteen New York City area counties of Queens, Kings, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, New York, Hudson, Essex, Middlesex, Richmond, Bergen, and Union have 351,044 confirmed coronavirus cases, roughly 28 percent of the U.S.’s total of 1,244,119. These counties also account for 23,921 coronavirus deaths, roughly 32 percent of America’s total 74,844 deaths (these numbers are likely inflated due to the practice of funeral homes writing “COVID-19” on death certificates even without a confirmed coronavirus death).
If the New York City area does account for between 60 and 65 percent of coronavirus cases elsewhere across the U.S., that represents between 535,845 and 580,499 cases. That means only between 312,576 cases and 357,230 cases came from other entry points, including hotspots like Seattle, Wash., or Miami, Fla. In other words, only between 25 percent and 29 percent of all U.S. coronavirus cases originated from places other than the New York City area.
The vast majority of U.S. coronavirus cases either happened in the Tri-State Area or came from the Tri-State Area.
But it gets worse: this has a huge impact on how the U.S. stacks up with other countries. Many media outlets have breathlessly repeated that America has the most coronavirus cases of any country in the world, along with the most deaths. In terms of raw numbers reported, this is true, but countries like China, Iran, and Russia have vastly underreported their caseloads, so any such comparisons must be taken with a grain of salt.
Comparisons should take population into account, and the U.S. does not have the most cases or deaths per capita. Here are the countries with the most cases per million people:
1. Ireland: 4,477 cases per million.
2. Spain: 4,407.
3. Belgium: 4,285.
4. Switzerland: 3,766.
5. USA: 3,736.
6. Italy: 3,482.
7. Britain: 3,151.
8. Portugal: 2,672.
9. France: 2,564.
10. Netherlands: 2,469.
Similarly, the U.S. does not lead the other countries in deaths per million people, either.
1. Belgium: 701 deaths per million.
2. Spain: 517.
3. Italy: 483.
4. Britain: 465.
5. France: 380.
6. Netherlands: 312.
7. Sweden: 304.
8. Ireland: 281.
9. Switzerland: 226.
10. U.S.A.: 225.
Yet if the New York City area were its own country, it would rank high at the top, both for cases per million and for deaths per million. In terms of coronavirus cases per million, America drops to eighth place without the New York City area.
1. NYC: 17,552 cases per million.
2. Ireland: 4,477 cases per million.
3. Spain: 4,407.
4. Belgium: 4,285.
5. Switzerland: 3,766.
6. Italy: 3,482.
7. Britain: 3,151.
8. U.S.A.: 2,682.
9. Portugal: 2,672.
10. France: 2,564.
In terms of deaths per million, New York City again blows other countries out of the water — and without the New York City area deaths, America no longer ranks in the top ten.
1. NYC: 1,196 deaths per million.
2. Belgium: 701.
3. Spain: 517.
4. Italy: 483.
5. Britain: 465.
6. France: 380.
7. Netherlands: 312.
8. Sweden: 304.
9. Ireland: 281.
10. Switzerland: 226.
The U.S. would rank eleventh, with 153 deaths per million.
Yet, thanks to the recent research showing how the New York City area infected the rest of the country, PJ Media can estimate the number of cases per million America would have without the New York hotspot. Taking the lowball estimate that the Tri-State Area is only responsible for 60 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases outside the New York area, the U.S. would have 357,230 coronavirus cases — driving the rate per million down to 1,073.
This lower number would put America’s number of cases per million not just down below the Netherlands (2,469) and Sweden (2,462), but below even Russia’s misleading figure (1,248) and Iran’s deceptively low count (1,213).
It may not have been possible to prevent the coronavirus’ spread from New York to the rest of America, but these figures shine a light on just how much the New York City area skews America’s numbers during this pandemic. These figures should also remind Americans that Bill de Blasio originally opposed a coronavirus lockdown in the Big Apple. While the lockdowns may not be effective in other parts of the country, this data suggests New York City was the most important place for a lockdown, and de Blasio pushed against it.
Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.
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