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May 28, 2020

Norway's Health Minister Announces That Lockdowns Were Not Needed to Tamp Down on Coronavirus

Twitter rates this claim as untrue and orders you to spend 24 hours watching Fredo Cuomo interviewing Hotnips Cuomo for reeducation.

Norway is assembling a picture of what happened before lockdown and its latest discovery is pretty significant. It is using observed data -- hospital figures, infection numbers and so on -- to construct a picture of what was happening in March. At the time, no one really knew. It was feared that virus was rampant with each person infecting two or three others--– and only lockdown could get this exponential growth rate (the so-called R number) down to a safe level of 1. This was the hypothesis advanced in various graphs by Imperial College London for Britain, Norway and several European countries.

But the Norwegian public health authority has published a report with a striking conclusion: the virus was never spreading as fast as had been feared and was already on the way out when lockdown was ordered. 'It looks as if the effective reproduction rate had already dropped to around 1.1 when the most comprehensive measures were implemented on 12 March, and that there would not be much to push it down below 1… We have seen in retrospect that the infection was on its way down.'


This raises an awkward question: was lockdown necessary? What did it achieve that could not have been achieved by voluntary social distancing? Camilla Stoltenberg, director of Norway's public health agency, has given an interview where she is candid about the implications of this discovery. 'Our assessment now, and I find that there is a broad consensus in relation to the reopening, was that one could probably achieve the same effect -- and avoid part of the unfortunate repercussions -- by not closing. But, instead, staying open with precautions to stop the spread.'

More bad news for Team Apocalypse -- 43% of covid deaths came from just 0.62% of the US population, the nursing homes.

Which means we didn't need to lock the country down; we just needed to keep the infected out of nursing homes.

2.1 million Americans, representing 0.62% of the U.S. population, reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Nursing homes are residences for seniors needing help with activities of daily living, such as taking a shower or getting dressed, who also require 24/7 medical supervision; assisted living facilities are designed for seniors who need help with activities of daily living, but don’t require full-time on-site medical supervision.)

According to an analysis that Gregg Girvan and I conducted for the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, as of May 22, in the 39 states that currently report such figures, an astounding 43% of all COVID-19 deaths have taken place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Andrew Cuomo is essentially responsible for almost the entire covid pandemic in the United States.

The latest CDC report admits as much:

The Ruling Junta of the United States wants to remain closed down for as long as possible because they're trying to delay the public realizing they were wrong all along -- which they will realize, when infection rates do not skyrocket as "The Experts" keep telling us that God told them they would.

Oh, and also, they really want to take away Trump's top election selling point.

"It worked, didn't it?" said one of their heroes, Harry Reid, about peddling the fiction that Mitt Romeny had not paid federal income taxes in ten years.

Meaning: Yes I lied. But the lie I told succeeded in the effect I intended -- Mitt Romney lost the election.

When their visions of apocalypse and premonitions of doom fail to manifest, but the US is stagnating in high unemployment, they will also say with a wink, "It worked, didn't it?"

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