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Swiss Propaganda Research: Facts About Covid-19

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Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below)
"The only means to fight the plague is honesty." Albert Camus, The Plague (1947)
  1. According to data from the best-studied countries such as South Korea, Iceland, Germany and Denmark, the overall lethality of Covid19 is in the lower per mille range and thus up to twenty times lower than initially assumed by the WHO.
  2. A study in Nature Medicine comes to a similar conclusion even for the Chinese city of Wuhan. The initially significantly higher values for Wuhan were obtained because a many people with mild or no symptoms were not recorded.
  3. 50% to 80% of test-positive individuals remain symptom-free. Even among the 70 to 79 year old persons about 60% remain symptom-free, many more show only mild symptoms.
  4. The median age of the deceased in most countries (including Italy) is over 80 years and only about 1% of the deceased had no serious previous illnesses. The age and risk profile of deaths thus essentially corresponds to normal mortality.
  5. Many media reports of young and healthy people dying from Covid19 have proven to be false upon closer inspection. Many of these people either did not die from Covid19 or they in fact had serious preconditions (such as undiagnosed leukaemia).
  6. Normal overall mortality in the US is about 8000 people per day, in Germany about 2600 people and in Italy about 1800 people per day. Influenza mortality in the US is up to 80,000, in Germany and Italy up to 25,000, and in Switzerland up to 1500 people per winter.

Comment: Older updates can be found here.

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A Comparison of Lockdown UK With Non-Lockdown Sweden

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So far as I am aware, Sweden remains the only major Western country that has not imposed a strict lockdown on its citizens to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Other than a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people, and advice such as over-70s being urged to stay at home, Swedish schools, shops, restaurants and pubs all remain open. It almost seems to me that the Government there has decided to treat grown adults like they are ... well grown adults.

However, despite being a sovereign nation, with the right to set its own policy, it appears that this is not acceptable to the "international community", and the Swedish Government is coming under huge pressure to change course. The World Health Organization (WHO), for instance, recently called for the nation to impose more restrictions, saying that it is "imperative" that Sweden:
"increase measures to control spread of the virus, prepare and increase capacity of the health system to cope, ensure physical distancing and communicate the why and how of all measures to the population."
Donald Trump also felt the need to give his two cents as well:
"Sweden did that, the herd, they call it the herd. Sweden's suffering very, very badly."
But is Sweden really suffering very, very badly in comparison to other countries that have imposed severe restrictions? Is it really imperative that they change course and fall in line with what most other countries have done? Or do these calls proceed from a different motive entirely: a fear that Sweden's comparatively measured approach of dealing with Covid-19 without introducing the most draconian civil restrictions ever seen and without crashing its economy might actually work and in so doing show the response of other countries to have been wildly disproportionate?


Why Are Some Respected Alt-media Embracing a Police State?

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It should be obvious by now to anyone that the covid19 pandemic, whatever its origins, is being used to fast forward a "new normal" world of unparalleled government power, surveillance and curtailment of individual liberty.

We are looking already at:
  • Compulsory DNRs for some elderly.
  • Biometric chips or bracelets to monitor whether or not you have permission to be outside your home or engage in work
  • Drone surveillance as normal.
  • Apps on your phone that can detect any breach of the self-isolation policy.
  • Huge new police powers of arrest and detention for anyone suspected of carrying the virus.
  • Suspension of elections for indefinite periods at government discretion
And this is only the starter course. We can be pretty sure they are currently just easing us in. The real stuff will be rolling along in the next months or maybe years (depending on how quickly they feel able to get this on).

This is the fabric of nightmare. A worst-case horror story that is the absolute quintessence of everything the alt-media is supposed to oppose.

Comment: One silver lining to this whole police state lockdown is that it has certainly helped to separate the wheat from the chaff. It has forced us all to really show where we stand in the face of tyranny - do we call it out for what it is or shrink back and join the oppressors? For those of us still willing to stand, at least now we know who our true allies are.

It's been an eye-opener hasn't it? Jordan Peterson warned that, when it came down to a crisis situation like this, almost anyone could 'become the Nazi prison guard'. But maybe that's too wide a net to cast. Let's assume it's more like 50% could or would 'go there'.

That's quantity; what about quality? 'Fascists' is also perhaps too strong a term. Many are just 'going along to get along', but certainly some of them are thriving on it.

Authoritarian Followers comprise a substantial portion of any given population, perhaps as much as 50%. What we're finding with the 'pandemic' is that many who have fashioned themselves as 'skeptics of officialdom' were just talking. Literally, to them it was just words.

The academic who coined the term - Bob Altemeyer - has published a number of informative books on 'Right-Wing Authoritarianism', but we have found that it's NOT a simple Left-Right divide. On COVID-19, Tucker Carlson doesn't get it, yet Candace Owens does. Infowars/Prison Planet and ZeroHedge were highly active in catapulting the lies that spread hysteria and panic, yet rational articles and government decisions appeared in unexpected milieus like the Financial Times and Sweden.

While it can take study to figure out exactly which 'authority' it is that people are following in any given context, the main point you arrive at is that they are constitutionally incapable of following their OWN authority, instead transferring most of it onto the state - or whatever supranational version of it seems to rule the planet from the shadows.

Sure, they'll SAY they're 'anti-govt' or 'anti-statist' or 'anti-communist' or 'against the deep state', but it's just words. When it came down to it, the 'world government' said 'boo' and they fell right into line.

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Episode 375 of the Corbett Report: Corona World Order

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Some are suggesting that the current crisis is the end of globalization, or that it will wipe out the New World Order altogether... but they are wrong. In fact, this crisis is the globalists' dream, and what we are witnessing is the birth of a totalitarian control grid the likes of which could scarcely have been imagined before this pandemic panic kicked off. Welcome to the Corona World Order.

For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode.

For those interested in audio quality, CLICK HERE for the highest-quality version of this episode (WARNING: very large download).

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5G or Virus? The Data Speaks For Itself

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Given the current global situation, we are all looking for answers. Some people have suggested that 5G systems are causing the symptoms of Covid-19. But does that really fit the data? It turns out that we can easily find several rather large holes in this theory from easily available data online. Of course, that doesn't mean 5G is the greatest thing since sliced bread! But it does mean that in the current climate, we should strive to give credit where it is due, and also place blame where it belongs. And in the end, we should always remember that this too shall pass...

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PNAC, COVID-19 And The Age of Bioweapons: 20 Years of Psychological Terror

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Fort Detrick, Maryland, actual source of the 'Wuhan' Flu?
A little over 20 years ago, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) conducted a military exercise that involved a "hypothetical scenario" of hijacked planes flying into both the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

One year later, on October 24-26, 2000, another "hypothetical" military exercise was played out featuring an airline crashing into the Pentagon killing 341 people followed by yet another May 2001 Department of Defense "hypothetical scenario" which saw hundreds of medical personnel training for a "guided missile in the form of a hijacked 757 airliner" crashing into the Pentagon.

What arose from the smoke and debris of September 11, 2001 was unlike anything the sleeping masses or international community expected.

The shock effect so traumatized the masses that quite suddenly, citizens found themselves willing to give up their liberties at home while acquiescing to any retaliatory action desired by their government abroad. The scale of horror was so great that the international community banded together and showed their love and solidarity towards America in the wake of the tragedy with candlelight vigils across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and South America. Humanity's natural tendency to embrace and aid our fellow man in times of crisis expressed itself like a bright light in a world of confused darkness and a hope for a durable peace awoke in the hearts of many.

Alas, as the world came soon to discover, that hope was short lived.

Comment: The evil in taking mankind down this path is unlike anything we can fathom. Most will obviate the truth for a more comfortable set of beliefs. Those who truly piece the puzzle together may be the only hope there is.


SOTT Earth Changes Summary - March 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

The incredible lockdown for this coronavirus "pandemic" has grabbed the world's attention, but in the meantime Mother Nature invites us to take note of some serious extreme weather events in March. Deluges, floods, landslides, and extraordinary cold and snowfall caused widespread devastation around the world last month, destroying crops and livestock on every continent.

At least 17 tornadoes hit Central US during a severe weather outbreak in March, leaving a massive trail of destruction. Nashville, Tennessee was heavily affected this month as a huge tornado cut a path through downtown, killing 25 people, destroying buildings, toppling electrical lines, and littering streets with debris.

Also last month, an earthquake rocked Croatia's capital Zagreb - the strongest quake to hit that city in 140 years - damaging buildings and leaving cars crushed by falling chunks of masonry. In Russia's Far East region, a 7.2-magnitude quake struck off the Kuril Islands and set off a minor tsunami.

The skies, as always these days, are heavy with meteor traffic. The media didn't report it as such, but based on eyewitness statements and analysis made by local experts, we suspect that a meteor IMPACTED the planet last month, carving out a major 68 feet-wide crater in the middle of a road in the Nigerian city of Akure.

All this and more in this month's SOTT Earth Changes Summary:

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Bill Gates' Obsession With Vaccines

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On Tuesday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, took to social media and shared a lengthy message about billionaire Bill Gates and his "obsession with vaccines":
"Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft's ambition to control a global vac ID enterprise) and give him dictatorial control over global health policy — the spear tip of corporate neo-imperialism.

"Gates' obsession with vaccines seems fueled by a messianic conviction that he is ordained to save the world with technology and a god-like willingness to experiment with the lives of lesser humans.

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Dutch GP Cures Coronavirus Patients, But The Dutch Government Isn't Happy

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Dutch GP Rob Elens.
Rob Elens, a Dutch GP, has successfully treated eight covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc orotate. His protocol consisted of hydroxychloroquine and zinc orotate for four days and azithromycin for three days. All eight patients, five men and three women whose age ranged between 60-80+ and who had various clinical symptoms, have been cured. One person experienced diarrhea, and one other a stomach ache, but other than that, there were no side effects from the treatment. After only four days of this treatment, all patients were asymptomatic, and thus cured.

In an interview with Omroep P&M, Elens says:
"A number of doctors have conducted research on the effects of a combination of zinc, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin in South Korea, France, and the US. Several doctors shared this on social media, which prompted me to delve into those studies, and it turns out that those doctors saw very few to none hospital admissions or intensive care admissions from patients getting this treatment. So I started discussing this with my pharmacist, and afterwards we created the protocol."
He explained that hydroxychloroquine is a medicine that's been around for a long time, originally created in 1955 to treat malaria. Having gained much experience working with anti-malarial medicine during work in Africa, Elens felt confident in prescribing it for his patients who were suffering from symptoms suspected of being related to covid-19. In the interview he called upon his colleagues to talk with their pharmacies and to prescribe the same highly effective protocol.

However, the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate - a governmental institution - has now prohibited him from prescribing this treatment to his patients, claiming there is no evidence of effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and azitromycine. The Inspectorate has warned that he will be fined if he continues. Meanwhile, evidence that they falsely claim is absent, continues to increase with more cases of people being cured with this method.

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MindMatters: Interview with Joseph Azize Pt. 2: The Usefulness of Gurdjieff's Teachings For Our Times

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Delving deeper into some of G.I. Gurdjieff's ideas and practices, we continue our discussion with Father Joseph Azize, author of the recently published book Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, & Exercises. Among a broad range of related topics covered, Fr. Azize describes the esoteric dynamics of prayer as it relates to the "Four Ideals" exercises and the types of impressions that we may access and 'digest' as a result. The detrimental effects of 'negative emotions' are also examined - as they relate to the growing irrationality that surrounds us, and the necessary work of growing one's consciousness and conscience to counter these manifestations for one's self, and for others. Further to this is an increased awareness of one's own thinking and feeling centers and how strengthening these 'bodies' plays such a large part in the growth of an individual.

On today's MindMatters we look back to the remaining fragments of G.I. Gurdjieff's teachings and exercises so that they may not be lost to obscurity, and forward, because this time we're living in necessitates their use. In addition to these issues, Fr. Azize speaks of his own synthesis of these ideas regarding his work in the priesthood and the Christian tradition. Finally, a brief but informed survey of some other important Gurdjieff books. In these times of accelerated change, what if anything can Gurdjieff's work do to assist us in our response to it, and our working on ourselves?

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