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How deadly is COVID19? - Infection vs case fatalities

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I have spent large chunks of my life trying to untangle medial data and research. COVID19 has long since defeated me. I have been unable to make any sense of the information we are bombarded with daily. So, I decided to go back to basics.

At the start of the COVID19 saga, I was interested to know what the infection fatality rate (IFR) was likely to be. I felt I could then have a go at comparing it to other diseases, primarily influenza.

The infection fatality is the number of people infected with the virus who then die. This is very different to the case fatality rate (CFR), which is the number of people infected with the disease who become unwell enough (sometimes, but not always) to be admitted to hospital - the 'cases'. Who then die.

Before COVID19 appeared, there used to be a reasonably clear distinction between the infection fatality rate (IFR), and the case fatality fate (CFR) and it is important that they should not get mixed up. Because the case fatality rate is almost always far higher than the infection fatality rate - as you would expect. People who are ill enough to go into hospital are far more likely to die than people who do not suffer any symptoms. Bear this in mind

Another thing to bear in mind is that, at the start of any epidemic it is simpler to establish the case fatality rate, because most people who are seriously ill end up in hospital and/or will have tests to see if they have the disease in question. Those with no symptoms may never cross the path of a medical professional and are very unlikely to be tested.

What is the ratio between the two? It depends on the virus. With Ebola the infection fatality rate and case fatality rate are closely matched - more than fifty per cent of people who are infected, die. With the common 'coronavirus' cold, the spread is far wider, maybe a hundred to one, or a thousand to one - perhaps more.

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Sheba researcher: Antiparasitic drug ivermectin reduces length of COVID-19 infection

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An Israeli tropical-disease expert says he has new proof that a drug used to fight parasites in third-world countries could help reduce the length of infection for people who contract coronavirus.

Prof. Eli Schwartz, founder of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Disease at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, last week completed a clinical trial of the US Food and Drug Administration-approved drug ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent that has also been shown to fight viruses.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 100 people with mild to moderate cases of the disease who were not hospitalized for the virus. It tested whether ivermectin could shorten the viral shedding period, allowing them to test negative for coronavirus and leave isolation in only a few days.

According to his still unpublished data, Schwartz said the drug was shown to help "cure" people of the virus within just six days. Moreover, the chances of testing negative for coronavirus were three times higher for the group who received ivermectin than the placebo, he told The Jerusalem Post.

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5 questions to ask your friends who plan to get the Covid vaccine

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Many of us have friends or family who plan on getting the vaccine. Maybe they truly believe they are in danger. Maybe they think it's better safe than sorry. Maybe they just want to be able to go to the pub again.

If you know someone who is planning on getting vaccinated against Covid19, ask them these five questions. Make sure they understand exactly what they're asking for.

1. Did you know that we have NEVER successfully vaccinated against ANY coronavirus?

No successful vaccine against a coronavirus has ever been developed.

Scientists have been trying to develop a SARS and MERS vaccine for years, with nothing to show for it. In fact, some of the failed SARS vaccines actually caused hypersensitivity to the SARS virus. Meaning that vaccinated mice could potentially get the disease more severely than unvaccinated mice.

Comment: A sixth question: Did you know that so far there have been 27 deaths in India, 55 deaths in the US and 13 in Norway after covid-19 vaccinations? See also: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Are all the vaccine deaths a coincidence?


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As scientists study safety of tattoo ink, Europe bans two widely used pigments

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A tattoo artist at work in Berlin on June 12, 2020. The European Commission is phasing out some types of tattoo ink, including those that include two widely-used blue and green pigments.
Tattoo artists in Europe are fighting a new ban on two commonly-used green and blue pigments, saying that losing these ink ingredients would be a disaster for their industry and their art.

Meanwhile, in the United States, where about a third of Americans have a tattoo, tattoo ink is almost completely unregulated and there's little known about what's in tattoo ink.

Some artists here say the European restrictions don't make any sense.

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Sara Beltrán Ponce: Wisconsin resident doctor has miscarriage days after COVID "vaccine"

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Dr. Michael Yeadon is the former Vice President and Chief Scientific Advisor at Pfizer. He and Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg filed a petition with the European Medicines Agency on December 1, 2020. The petition asks the agency to halt trials for the Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b shot and all other mRNA trials until study designs conform with more universal methods.

One of their concerns involves Syncytin-1. The protein is responsible for placenta development during pregnancy.

Placentas provide oxygen and food to fetuses. They also eliminate waste from the baby. Syncytin-1 is "also found in homologous form in the spike proteins of SARS viruses," according to the petition. The mRNA shots would thus inhibit or eliminate Syncytin-1, and prevent or obstruct pregnancy.

Comment: Despite all the warnings and convincing evidence of the nasty side effects of the Covid vaccines and even death in many cases, a lot of desperate people (including medical professionals) are complying with the fascistic fear campaign of the psychopathic elites.

In such a "hypnotic" state induced by hysterical fear over a virus that has a survival rate of 99.8%, many have lost the ability to think and see the harsh reality as it is. No, the vaccines aren't the miracle cure so many want them to be, and it's unlikely our lives will get back to normal anytime soon because of them, regardless of whether or not they work. There's simply too much opportunity for power-hungry madness going around at the moment.


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Eight people test positive for Ebola in Guinea, first resurgence in the country since world's worst outbreak

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A French Red Cross team picks up a suspected Ebola case from the centre of Forecariah on January 30, 2015.
Eight people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea and three of them have died, Guinean health authorities said, the first resurgence of the disease there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016.

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Big Pharma's COVID vaccine

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The following text is Chapter VII of Prof Michel Chossudovsky's E-Book entitled:

The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" , (December 2020, revised January 2021)

click the above link to access the complete E-book consisting of a Preface, Highlights and Nine Chapters.
Introduction

The plan to develop the Covid-19 vaccine is profit driven.

The US government had already ordered 100 million doses back in July 2020 and the EU is to purchase 300 million doses. It's Big Money for Big Pharma, generous payoffs to corrupt politicians, at the expense of tax payers.

The objective is ultimately to make money, by vaccinating the entire planet of 7.8 billion people for SARS-CoV-2.

The Covid vaccine in some cases envisages more than one shot. If this initiative were to go ahead as planned, it would be the largest vaccine project in World history and the biggest money making operation for Big Pharma.

The Second Wave of the pandemic commenced in October 2020. The Pfizer Moderna corona vaccine was launched in early November 2020.

Worldwide, people are led to believe that the corona vaccine is a solution. And that "normality" will then be restored.

How is it that a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which under normal conditions would take years to develop, was promptly launched on the 9th of November?

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The Pandemic Modellers Have a Conflict of Interest Problem

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John Edmunds is on top of the world.

He's one of the modelling-paper mafiosi.

The London, U.K., professor is a key government advisor via his membership in powerful committees and organizations. Edmunds also was a co-author of one of the primary modelling papers that have been used to convince the masses that vigilance against Variant of Concern (VOC) B.1.1.7 should be their top priority.

Edmunds co-wrote an influential January 21, 2021 report that concluded, "There is a realistic possibility that VOC B.1.1.7 is associated with an increased risk of death compared to non-VOC viruses."

In addition, Edmunds speaks often to reporters about the deadliness of the new variant. He tells them a "disaster" would happen if lockdowns are eased soon, because what first must be done is to "vaccinate much, much, much more widely than the elderly."

Follow the Funds

Edmunds also happens to be the spouse of someone who, at least until April 2020, was an employee of GlaxoSmithKline and held shares in the company. (Although Edmunds doesn't disclose this in any of his media interviews that I've read and watched.)

Comment: Ferguson was recently interviewed by The Times, in which he said: "There's something very nice about pandemics"

Also by Rosemary Frei: Is it true that the new variants are very dangerous?


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'Game-changer drug promotes weight loss like no medicine ever seen'

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In the simplest terms, obesity is the product of a body's energy output being less than its energy input. But in reality, there's nothing simple about this complex and mysterious disease.

Obesity, which has skyrocketed in recent decades - now defining the body mass of over 40 percent of adult Americans - isn't just difficult for people to endure and scientists to understand. It's also incredibly hard to treat.


Comment: Obesity for some people surely is complex, however it's also clear that for the vast majority of people struggling with their weight, an unhealthy diet at is a significant factor. And this is because the science of what constitutes a healthy diet has been so corrupted by politics and big business that those in the healthcare profession are now promoting the opposite of what humans across the planet have been eating for thousands of years: The Mediterranean Diet is Not Mediterranean (Nor is it Particularly Good)


Beyond commitment to sustained lifestyle changes - healthy eating and exercise, effectively - there are really only two potential options that may help: bariatric surgery and weight-loss medications.

Comment: Note the study was funded by a company that sells the drug which, as we've seen numerous times, means that the results must be treated with caution until an independent study (if that's even possible these days) has been done: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Immunologist: Pfizer, Moderna vaccines could cause long-term chronic illness

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In new research published in
Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, immunologist J. Bart Classen warns the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines could create "new potential mechanisms" of adverse events that may take years to come to light.

Back in 1999, leading U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Dr. Peter Patriarca contended that modern advances in vaccine technology were rapidly "outpacing researchers' ability to predict potential vaccine-related adverse events." Patriarca mused that this could lead to "a situation of unforeseen and unpredictable vaccine outcomes."

In a new research article published in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, veteran immunologist J. Bart Classen expresses similar concerns and writes that "RNA-based COVID vaccines have the potential to cause more disease than the epidemic of COVID-19."

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