Thursday, April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 Hysteria: More Will Die From The Response To COVID-19 Than From The Virus Itself!

First, on a personal note: I have been having a few issues up here in central Canada, including the fact that we have had 'rolling blackouts' since late yesterday thanks primarily to a MAJOR winter storm that is presently rolling through these parts (Gosh darn that Global Warming thingy!!) and has been wrecking havoc with electrical power all across this region.... AND the fact that my main home computer has been 'hiccuping' over the last while and may be on its last legs (over 9 years old now) and I will have to be definitely looking for another one when this 'crisis' ends..... Please bear with me, everyone!

Again, I am so sick and tired of this COVID-19 (Covert Operation Via Infectious Disease circa 2019) that has had everyone that I see still in a state of sheer panic and thinking that the world is coming to an end...... I have been leaving my household ONLY when some provisions run low and it has been a chore having to stand in long line ups and being forced to adhere to the ludicrousness of "social distancing" along with other GARBAGE that the criminals in charge are forcing down our throats.....

I have been looking at this "pandemic" from the "disease" aspects for the last while, but I do now want to turn my attention to the human aspect and especially the untold damage that is presently being inflicted on everyone, which is NOT the "disease" but the effect of having everyone go into isolation like pack rats..... I have been saying for some time now about how human beings are indeed social creatures and we are at our best in the company of other human beings.... This "pandemic" has therefore been doing some serious damage to everyone psychologically and physically, not from the disease, but thanks to the draconian measures unleashed by the criminals in charge....

Which leads me to the following very important report that comes courtesy of the Global Research website, from up here in Canada, at www.globalresearch.ca, that is written by Kevin Ryan, and is entitled: "More Will Die From The Response To COVID-19 Than The Virus" .... This is a must read by everyone, and I have it right here in its entirety... I have of course my own thoughts and comments to follow:

More Will Die from the Response to COVID-19 Than From the Virus



Global Research, April 01, 2020
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The initial, alarming estimates of deaths from the virus COVID-19 were that as many as 2.2 million people would die in the United States. This number is comparable to the annual U.S. death rate of around 3 million. Fortunately, correction of some simple errors in overestimation has begun to dramatically reduce the virus mortality claims. The most recent estimate from “the leading U.S. authority on the COVID-19 pandemic” suggests that the U.S. may see between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, with the final tally likely to be somewhere in the middle.” This means that we are expecting around 150,000 U.S. deaths caused by the virus, if the latest estimates hold up.
How does that compare to the effects of the measures taken in response? By all accounts, the impact of the response will be great, far-reaching, and long-lasting. To better assess the difference we might ask, how many people will die as a result of the response to COVID-19? Although a comprehensive analysis is needed from those experienced with modeling mortality rates, we can begin to estimate by examining existing research and comparative statistics. Let’s start by looking at three critical areas of impact: suicide and drug abuse, lack of medical treatment or coverage, and poverty and food access.
Suicides and Drug Abuse
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 48,000 suicides occurred in the U.S. in 2018. This equates to an annual rate of about 14 suicides per 100,000 people. As expected, suicides increase substantially during times of economic depression. For example, as a result of the 2008 recession there was an approximate 25% increase. Similarly, during a peak year of the Great Depression, in 1932, the rate rose to 17 suicides per 100,000 people.
Recent research ties high suicide rates “to the unraveling of the social fabric” that happens when societal breakdowns occur. People become despondent over economic hardship, the loss of social structures, loneliness, and related factors. There is probably no greater example of these kinds of losses than what we are experiencing today with the extreme response to COVID-19 and the effects will be felt for many years. The social structures might return in a few months but the economy will not. Some think that the economy will recover in three years and others think it will never recover in terms of impact to low-income households, as was the case for the 2008 recession. However, if we estimate a full recovery in six years, the effects will contribute around 3 suicides per 100,000 people every year during that time for a total of over 59,000 deaths in the United States.
Related to suicides are drug abuse deaths. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 67,000 deaths from overdose of illicit or prescription drugs occurred in 2018. This does not include alcohol abuse. Only 7% were suicides and 87% were known to be unintentional deaths largely due to drug abuse caused by depression or other mental conditions. Such conditions can be expected to rise during times of economic collapse and if we estimate the impact due to COVID-19 over six years as being a 25% increase (as with suicides) that projects about 87,000 additional deaths due to drug abuse.
Lack of Medical Coverage or Treatment
Unemployment is expected to rise dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 response and the effect is already being seen in jobless claims. One of the major impacts of unemployment, apart from depression and poverty, is a lack of medical coverage. A Harvard study found nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage. That was at the pre-COVID-19 unemployment rate of 4%.
As reported recently, millions of Americans are losing their jobs in the COVID-19 recession/depression. For every 2% increase in unemployment, there are about 3.5 million lost jobs. The U.S. Secretary of Treasury has predicted a 20% unemployment level, which translates to 12 million lost jobs. If the 45,000 excess deaths due to lack of medical coverage increases uniformly by unemployment rate, we can expect about 225,000 deaths annually due to lack of medical coverage in the U.S. at 20% unemployment. Extrapolating this over a 6-year period would mean 1.35 million deaths. This assumes that funding for important health-related programs are not further cut or ignored, a bad assumption that means the estimate is probably low.
Beyond lack of coverage, medical services are being reprioritized to respond preferentially to COVID-19, causing less resources to be available for treatment of other medical conditions. The capacity of medical service providers has already been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 response in some areas. Additionally, clinical trials and drug development are expected to be severely impacted. This means that important new medicines will not reach the market and people will die who otherwise would have lived. There is not yet enough information on the overall impact to medical service provision therefore we will not include an estimate.
Poverty and Food Access 
The Columbia University School of Public Health studied the effects of poverty on death rates. The investigators found that 4.5% of U.S. deaths were attributable to poverty. That’s about 130,000 deaths annually. How will this be affected by COVID-19? One way to begin estimating is to consider how the number of people living in poverty will increase.
Before the COVID-19 response, approximately 12% of Americans lived below the officially defined poverty line. That percentage will undoubtedly rise significantly due to the expected increase in unemployment. If unemployment rises to 20% (from 4%) as predicted, the number of people living in poverty could easily double. If that is the extent of the effect, we will see another 130,000 deaths per year from general poverty.
Although deaths due to poverty are not entirely about food access, it is a significant factor in that category. In times of economic hardship many people can’t afford good food, causing malnutrition and, in some cases, starvation. People also can’t access food causing the same outcomes. Limited access to nutritious food is a root cause of diet-related diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infant mortality issues. A recent estimate suggests 20% of all deaths worldwide are linked to poor diets.
Food access issues will be further exacerbated with the COVID-19 problem due to the anticipated issues with food production and prices. If the COVID-19 response lasts for years as expected, our estimate will need to be a multiple of the 130,000 annual figure. Using the 6-year estimate, we get 780,000 deaths.
Conclusion
The total deaths attributable to the COVID-19 response, from just this limited examination, are estimated to be:
  • Suicides 59,000
  • Drug abuse 87,000
  • Lack of medical coverage or treatment 1,350,000
  • Poverty and food access 780,000
These estimates, totaling more than two million deaths above the estimated 150,000 expected from the virus itself, do not include other predictable issues with the COVID-19 response. An example is the lack of medical services as stated above. Other examples include the EPA’s suspension of environmentalregulations. It has been estimated that the EPA’s Clean Air Act alone has saved 230,000 lives each year. Moreover, the anticipated failure of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will lead to more illness and death. The USPS “delivers about 1 million lifesaving medications each year and serves as the only delivery link to Americans living in rural areas.”
Even using these low estimates, however, we can see that the response will be much worse than the virus. The social devastation and economic scarring could last more than six years, with one expert predicting that it will be “long-lasting and calamitous.” That expert has noted that he is not overly concerned with the virus itself because “as much as 99 percent of active cases [of COVID-19] in the general population are ‘mild’ and do not require specific medical treatment.” Yet he is deeply concerned about the “the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life.” He suggests a better alternative is to focus only on those most susceptible to the virus. Others have reasonably suggested that only those who are known to be infected should self-quarantine.
Some public health professionals have been pleading with authorities to consider the implications of the unreasonable response. Many experts have spoken out publicly, criticizing the overreaction to COVID-19. A professor of medical microbiology, for example, has written an open letter to German Chancellor Merkel in an attempt to draw attention to the concerns.
The real problem we face today is not a virus. The greater problem is that people have failed to engage in critical thinking due to the fear promoted by some media and government officials. Fear is the mind killer, as author Frank Herbert once wrote. Ultimately, the fear of COVID-19 and the lack of critical thinking that has arisen from it are likely to cause far more deaths than the virus itself.
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NTS Notes:  I do want to give some credit to my fellow Canadian blogger, Greencrow, who also has this article from Kevin Ryan  up at her site at www.greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com.... It was her who alerted me to this Global Research article, and she has been an ally in this fight for the truth about this COVID-19 scam...

As I watch this "crisis" continue, I too have been wondering if the whole purpose of this charade is NOT the "pandemic" itself, but the psychological and physical damages being done to everyone just through the "fear" and having everyone suffer from being 'isolated'.... The facts that Kevin Ryan presents in that article speaks for themselves in that regard...

I have been especially worried about the amount of "suicides" that may soon be taking place (or have already been happening..) due to this panic, fear, and having everyone isolated.... Fear is such a powerful weapon, and coupled with having everyone unable to communicate with others directly and living like pack rats, unemployed and thinking that they have no future, will indeed and very sadly cause many to think that the "end is near" and that suicide is the only way out.....  This is another reason why I have been so against this "self isolation" bull crap from the very beginning of this fraud "pandemic"!

I therefore am in full agreement that the "solution" that the criminals in charge are forcing on all of us is much much worse than the fraud 'pandemic" itself....  People so desperately do need to demand that the criminals in charge end this nonsense of "self isolation" immediately, for it could cause permanent damage to the very fabric of our societies as a whole.....

Get out of your self "isolation" as much as you can, everyone... Get outside, take walks, exercise, and stop living like pack rats!

More to come

NTS






9 comments:

inthemix16 said...

http://grizzom.blogspot.com/2020/04/former-vodafone-boss-blows-whistle-on.html

All give a serious listen to this..!!

Cloud said...

Thanks for the article NTS. Where you say,

"People so desperately do need to demand that the criminals in charge end this nonsense of "self isolation" immediately, for it could cause permanent damage to the very fabric of our societies as a whole....."

Sadly just today I got a big dose of that permanent damage at the grocery/laundrymat where I do my laundry. I went into the store and was met with huge plastic guards separating cashiers from patrons, and the same at the customer service desk, whilst a recording overhead was constantly talking about the CV. Since I've been going there some 17 years, I jokingly knocked on the BIG plastic guard as a knock knock joke...but they were not amused. I told them right out that this thing was fake! They looked at me like I was just let out...with a response of "I don't think it's enough"! Right then I realized how 'permanent' it already is. I went back into the laundry with my thoughts saying...NEVER WILL I SUCCUMB TO THIS FARCE. Why? Because it's in your face a total hoax even without all the truth that has come forward. People have become so dumbed down into something or someone telling them what to think/do. How easy the 'tattoo chip' will become. THAT'S WHAT'S SCARY. Couldn't believe the reality I witnessed just today. The goddamned jews are getting what they want maybe...but we won't go down entirely without some of those f**kers coming with us. (and I'm not in the 'us') crowd. Thanks again.

Cloud said...

Here is a comment from Jon Rappoport's latest article @

https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/04/02/jon-rappoport-major-announcement-to-my-readers/

["Thanks John.

Not sure if you’ve seen this yet. The CDC is now lumping in PNEUMONIA or ASTHMA deaths as ‘COVID19’ deaths if someone tests positive with their bologna false-positive PCR tests. No autopsy required, blame it on the corona.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/vsrg/vsrg03-508.pdf

“If COVID–19 played a role in the death, this condition should be specified on the death certificate. In many cases, it is likely that it will be the UCOD, as it can lead to various lifethreatening conditions, such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In these cases, COVID–19 should be reported on the lowest line used in Part I with the other conditions to which it gave rise listed on the lines above it.

Generally, it is best to avoid abbreviations and acronyms, but COVID–19 is unambiguous, so it is acceptable to report on the death certificate.

In some cases, survival from COVID–19 can be complicated by
pre-existing chronic conditions, especially those that result in diminished lung capacity, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. These medical conditions do not cause COVID–19, but can increase the risk of contracting a respiratory infection and death, so these conditions should be reported in Part II and not in Part I.”"]

Adrian Chetwynd said...

Hi Brian
Assuming that you are unable to block incoming comments, please watch tis video;

https://youtu.be/-uki-bxYKgU

The COVID-19 virus is a hoax until it is injected.
Regards
Adrian

Adrian Chetwynd said...

Hi Brian
So you still have Natural News pinned to your recommended list of websites.
That lying sack of shite has the very opposite opinions to you, so why haven't you removed his website from your list yet?
Regards
Adrian

Northerntruthseeker said...

Adrian... The same reason why I allow your comments to come through... I may not agree with everything that Mike Adams publishes, but I agree with his health news and other factors...

Mike Adams has indeed swallowed the coronavirus bullshit, and that is discerning.... I have contemplated removing him from my list, but again I do agree with his health news reports and some of his work on 5G has been great as well..

It is the same reason why I have not removed Jim Stone as well, as I disagree with his love of Drumpf and his steadfastness in regards to the fraud of Project Apollo and other reports he files....But he does have some good stuff periodically as well and again that is why I leave him up in my list for now..

greencrow said...

Hi NTS:

Thanks for the H/T. Kevin Ryan has been one of my heroes since 9/11 and it's great to see him fighting alongside us in the trenches on this one.

gc

Tribe of Dab said...

More STUPID19 hysterics this morning.
I ran into a US POSTAL employee this morning , and ask how they were doing.
He said everything was fine ......but they might have to shut down if everyone didn't stay at home like they should. Seriously said that. "LIKE THEY SHOULD?. It sounded like a threat.
I didn't respond well.
Memo to the Orange Head Clown from
Washington Disease ... We are The People and we don't hide at home. We don't care if it's Space Alien Herpes , or when the US attempts to hold the world for Ransom . If the postal service shuts down then they can die knowing that this was the first time that has happened.

Stevie K. said...

l've despaired of most of my fellow man for a long time but their response to this planned panic has really surprised me, the vast majority have meekly accepted their self imposed imprisonment and social distancing requirements if they dare venture out. lf you had told me they could have achieved this six months ago without a major fightback l wouldn't have believed it. Sadly people have folded like a deck chair and the real scary part has been that Govts all over the World have imposed the same restrictive measures on the people who elected them. Are there no people in Govt who are for their people? l sometimes think l want to resign from being part of the Human Race...