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The Undeniable Correlation Between Lockdown And The Unprecedented Destruction of Economies, Jobs And Lives

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Leaving aside the fact that multiple studies show that Covid-19 has a case-fatality of between 0.1% and 0.5% (see here and here for instance), I remain bemused at the attempts of those who believe lockdown is essential to dealing with the virus to explain away the very simple fact that there is *so far* no correlation whatsoever between the policy they advocate and a reduction in deaths.

There are many ways of showing that there is no correlation, but the simplest is to compare a country not in lockdown — Sweden, for example — with those that are. Yet despite having done this using as many metrics as you like (daily figures, daily figures per million, daily figures per 100,000, weekly figures, weekly figures per million, weekly figures per 100,000), and despite the fact that not one of them shows Sweden doing any worse than countries in lockdown, there seem to be 101 reasons given by some (mainly on Twitter) as to why the figures shown aren't showing what they should show, and that if only other figures were shown they would surely show what should be shown. Something like that.

Okay, so let me try and show a real correlation, but to do so I first need to demonstrate absence of correlation again. Below is a chart showing weekly deaths per million people for 13 European countries, as well as the United States. Of these countries, only one (Sweden) is not in lockdown (although a few States in the US aren't as well), but as you can see, *so far* it is doing no worse than the others. In fact, it is doing better than some, despite its apparent suicide mission caused by not locking people up under house arrest and putting its economy into a nosedive:
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Comment: Do read more of Rob Slane's work on the Covid-19 madness:

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If Sweden Succeeds, Lockdowns Will All Have Been For Nothing

Comment: The following criticism of the draconian lockdowns is from the mainstream media (alt-media criticism on this topic is in short supply these days). It takes the 'COVID-19 pandemic' as a given - that is, its author assumes the officially-reported numbers are correct and that the virus is of course something governments and people ought to take precautions against.

Nevertheless, the author points out that Sweden - the ONLY country in Christendom whose government did not go 'full Hitler' on its population - is reporting essentially the same (low - really low) 'COVID-19 death numbers' as every other country, a 'fly in the ointment' that completely exposes the lockdowns as having ZERO EFFECT on preventing or mitigating the so-called 'pandemic'...

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When foreign commentators discuss Sweden's light-touch response to Covid-19, they tend to adopt an affronted tone. Which is, on the surface, surprising. You'd think everyone would be willing the Nordic country to succeed. After all, if Sweden can come through the epidemic without leaving a smoking crater where its economy used to be, there is hope for the rest of the world. So far, many signs appear encouraging. The disease seems to be following the same basic trajectory in Sweden as elsewhere.

Although we must wait for complete data, modelling by country's authorities suggests that the infection rate in Stockholm peaked on 8 April. If so, we need to consider the implication, namely that, once basic hygiene and distancing measures are in place, tightening the screw further perhaps makes little difference. Which would be good news for the rest of us. Adopting Sweden's more laissez-faire response might not restore our economies to full health, but it would at least allow us to bring them out of their induced comas.

Sweden is, broadly speaking, sticking to the approach that Britain followed in the week before the lockdown - the approach, indeed, that our strategists had wargamed in cooler-headed times. On 23 March, in an abrupt shift, Britain's shops were closed and its people told to stay at home.

What had changed? Was it the hysterical media demand for a Continental-style crackdown? Or the furious reaction to people visiting beauty spots on Mothering Sunday? Or was it the Imperial College model, published a few days earlier, which warned of hundreds of thousands of deaths unless there was a mass quarantine? Whatever the explanation, the lockdown soon took on a momentum of its own, with every new death turned into an argument for tighter restrictions.

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Why You Can't Trust The UK's "Daily" Covid-19 Updates

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The daily Covid19 deaths reports, issued by the UK government, are generally misleading and being so misrepresented by the media they amount to little more than a lie.

Each day, the UK's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) releases a report titled "Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths in hospital".

The media then report these numbers as the "daily death toll", presenting the total as if all these people:

A) Died of Covid19.
B) Died in the preceding 24 hours.

Neither of which is true.

Comment: The Big Lies surrounding the "danger" of Covid-19 being repeatedly told by the UK government - and numerous governments from around the world - has not only induced mass hysteria among authoritarian-bent individuals (of which there are many), but is literally paving the way for a bigger badder Western technocracy; which is aiming to control where you go, what you eat, how you spend, what you say, how you heal, and what you think - among other things. If the freedom to choose in any of these areas means anything to individuals - one should be sharing, where appropriate, what they're seeing with others, and shoring up one's own psychological, emotional, material and spiritual defenses for this unprecedented and monumental onslaught against non-elite people everywhere.


Out of Shadows Documentary: How The Media & Hollywood Manipulate & Control The People

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The Out Of The Shadows documentary lifts the mask on how the mainstream media & Hollywood manipulate & control the masses by spreading propaganda throughout their content. Our goal is to wake up the general public by shedding light on how we all have been lied to & brainwashed by a hidden enemy with a sinister agenda.

This project is the result of two years of blood, sweat, and tears by a team of woke professionals. It's been independently produced and funded and is available on many different platforms for free for anyone to watch. Patriots made this documentary with the sole purpose of getting the truth out there.

If you like the documentary, please share this video. You can support our team and future projects making a donation at outofshadows.org


Smoke Fags, Save Lives: The Remarkable Discovery That Smokers Are Far Less Likely to Contract COVID-19

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There's not much to laugh about these days, but the news that smokers might be protected from Covid-19 is certainly one of them. With study after study showing that smokers are under-represented in coronavirus wards, the renowned French neuroscientist, Jean-Pierre Changeux, is working on a randomised control trial to test the effect of nicotine patches on Covid-19 patients.

This is far from being a crackpot theory. Changeux has explained his hypothesis at length here. In simple terms, he says that nicotinic acetylcholine receptors play a key role in the development of the disease and that nicotine can put a brake on it. If he is right - and the banter heuristic says he is - it would not only save thousands of lives but would also be one in the eye for the 'public health' groups who have been claiming that smoking and vaping are risk factors for Covid-19.

These groups are so used to lying with impunity that they wasted no time in asserting that smoking caused coronavirus complications when the pandemic began. In the US, newspapers have been filled with reports that smokers and vapers 'may' be at greater risk from Covid-19, a weasel word that requires no evidence. A group of doctors in New York urged governor Andrew Cuomo to ban the sale of all tobacco and e-cigarette products on the false premise that 'mounting evidence demonstrates the link between tobacco use and increased risk for progressive Covid-19'. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has been taking occasional breaks from flattering the Chinese Communist Party to make evidence-free assertions about smokers being 'likely' to suffer more from the coronavirus.

Comment: Now consider the sinister aspect of this 'discovery': since this 'pandemic' began, governments have been pushing to eliminate the sale of tobacco products faster and more completely than ever...

Ireland bans menthol cigarettes, rolling tobacco and all branding as part of EU's dictatorial anti-smoking directive

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90 Days of Madness: Official Numbers Prove COVID-19 is STILL Benign

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In my first SOTT article published on April 19th, I reported my statistical comparison of COVID-19 infection and death rates based on percentages of whole populations. I generously assumed that the numbers reported by Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere are entirely correct and accurate, fully cognizant that this assumption is extremely questionable.

In my earlier article we learned that, as of 10:00am, April 15th, Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST):
99.994% of China's 1.4 billion population was uninfected
99.729% of Italy's 60 million population
99.817% of USA's 330 million population
99.633% of Spain's 47 million population
99.842% of Germany's 83 million population
99.910% of Iran's 83 million population
99.798% of France's 65 million population
99.698% of Switzerland's 8.6 million population
99.858% of UK's 67 million population
99.979% of South Korea's 51 million population
99.889% of Sweden's 10.3 million population
99.974% of Australia's 25 million population
99.974% of the World's 7.5 billion population


Who Controls The British Government Response to COVID-19?

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"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" — Albert Camus

As Britain hurtles headlong towards neo-feudalist governance with heightened surveillance, micro-management of society and an uptick in fascistic policing of the draconian measures imposed to combat the "threat" of Covid-19, it is perhaps time to analyse the real forces behind this "new normal".

There is now serious doubt over the correlation between lockdown and saving lives. Reality is creeping into the Covid-19 dialogue. It is becoming apparent that people are getting sick because they are being isolated and effectively living under house arrest, condemned as "murderers" if they so much as think about breaking curfew, being snitched on by neighbours for "gathering" more than two people together in their back gardens.

The following graph was produced by UK Column and demonstrates the lack of correlation between lockdown and "saving lives":

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Updated 21/4/20

Comment: It's clear, seeing as most national governments effectively fled their roles as governors in March, that 'some rough beast' now rules in their stead. Through this manufactured crisis, the 'One World Govt' has publicly heralded its arrival - and its intention to reshape and rule our world, in perpetuity.

When the president of the United States of America - despite initially stating, correctly, that he believes this pandemic to be blown way out of proportion to its alleged fatality - has no choice but to yield, and when the leader of the second-largest nation in the Western hemisphere is personally attending rallies against the lockdown, it is clear that democracy is dead and totalitarian world order has taken over.

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Objective:Health - Thriving and Surviving During the Corona Plandemic

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The consequences of the coronavirus lockdown are dire from whatever perspective you look. The entire world economy has been all but shut down for the past few months, leaving people in dire straights on every level. The implications are huge, with some citing comparisons to the Great Depression.

On this episode of Objective:Health, we're joined by Mike the Bear who has been researching and working in financial markets for 20 years. His insights on the market, supply chains and cryptocurrencies put him in a unique position to comment on the current state of things and possible implications for the future.

But it's not all doom and gloom. Mike gives us some good advice on what we can do to help protect ourselves in the current climate, giving practical tips for everyone, even if you're not a market genius.

Join us for a scintillating discussion about what you can do to stay secure in insecure times.

And check us out on Brighteon!

Running Time: 01:05:17

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Techno-Tyranny: US National Security State Using 'COVID-19 Pandemic' to 'Copy China' And Implement AI-Based 'Do-Over' of Western Civilization

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Last year, a U.S. government body dedicated to examining how artificial intelligence can "address the national security and defense needs of the United States" discussed in detail the "structural" changes that the American economy and society must undergo in order to ensure a technological advantage over China, according to a recent document acquired through a FOIA request. This document suggests that the U.S. follow China's lead and even surpass them in many aspects related to AI-driven technologies, particularly their use of mass surveillance. This perspective clearly clashes with the public rhetoric of prominent U.S. government officials and politicians on China, who have labeled the Chinese government's technology investments and export of its surveillance systems and other technologies as a major "threat" to Americans' "way of life."

In addition, many of the steps for the implementation of such a program in the U.S., as laid out in this newly available document, are currently being promoted and implemented as part of the government's response to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. This is likely due to the fact that many members of this same body have considerable overlap with the task forces and advisors currently guiding the government's plans to "re-open the economy" and efforts to use technology to respond to the current crisis.

The FOIA document, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), was produced by a little-known U.S. government organization called the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI). It was created by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its official purpose is "to consider the methods and means necessary to advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and associated technologies to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States."

Comment: A scary future awaits a useless humankind, should this model be implemented on a global scale.

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MindMatters: Why We Need Leisure, or What To Do When You Have Nothing To Do

'Idle hands are the devil's workshop,' we're told. This adage sometimes informs our mad scramble to make ends meet, quite often going non-stop and mostly living to work, with hardly a moment to see who, what and where we are in the vast context of our lives. Many of us are going nowhere fast. Though taking personal responsibility is correctly connected to paying the bills, and is crucial to any kinds of individual growth, there is another type of responsibility we have to ourselves that quite often gets lost in the shuffle in any real and valuable sense.

On this week's MindMatters we look at philosopher Josef Pieper's classic book Leisure: The Basis of Culture and use his ideas as a point of departure to discuss how we spend our free time (since, for the time being, we now seem to have so much more of it!). Among a wide range of issues connected to Pieper's thesis, we ask what we should be doing with ourselves when we're not "getting things done", and what place philosophy, art and any number of other things that culture offers have in our lives. Ultimately, the underlying question is: What may feed the life of the mind in a time and place that is quite often so mindless?

Running Time: 00:51:25

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