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July 27, 2020

Covid Credibility Lost – Contradictory Epidemiology Pronouncements & Fraudulent Statistics
[Buck Throckmorton]

I’m not a “Covid denier.” It has clearly killed an awful lot of people, especially in nursing homes where it was introduced and allowed to run rampant. But I’ve also learned that I cannot believe a single thing being told to me by the journalists, politicians, and epidemiologists constituting Team Covid.

Let’s start with Anthony Fauci, who despite his inability to keep his contradictions straight, is still revered for whichever contradictory position he takes on a daily basis.

In mid-February, when overseas reports about the Wuhan Virus were getting pretty scary, Fauci told us “There is no reason for anyone right now in the United States, with regard to coronavirus, to wear a mask”.; It was a Scientific Fact™ that masks don’t help.

More. Fauci: Risk of coronavirus in USA is 'minuscule'; skip mask and wash hands

Scientific Facts™ change fast when the political winds dictate, however, so Fauci’s previous scientific ramblings about masks were discarded for new and more politically helpful scientific pronouncements. Fauci says ‘everyone’ should wear masks to curb spread of coronavirus

How about Fauci and hydroxychloroquine? Well, he’s consistently inconsistent.


The Virology Journal – the official publication of Dr. Fauci’s National Institutes of Health – published what is now a blockbuster article on August 22, 2005, under the heading “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.”

By May 2020, however, Fauci found his tribe demanding he get in line with Team Anti-HCQ, so he obliged. Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine not effective against coronavirus

Of course, by July it had become clear that HCQ is effective, Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients, Henry Ford Health System Study Shows. So all sides are now in general agreement that when it comes to HCQ, Fauci is an addled old man who can’t keep his stories straight. But aside from that, he’s still the world’s smartest man, especially when he says anything anti-Trump.

But it’s the reporting on tests, deaths, and hospitalizations that have caused me stop believing a single word that is published.

People who die of anything can be counted as a Covid death so long as they posthumously test positive for it. Man who died in motorcycle crash counted as Covid-19 death in Florida.

From the mouth of Deborah Birx, if someone dies of a disease other than Covid, but that person has Covid, it counts as a Covid death.

"There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let's say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem, some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death. The intent is ... if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that."

By that logic, every old man who dies of whatever morbidity could be classified as a prostate cancer death, because most old men have some cancer cells in their prostates.

What about those who once had Covid but are now Covid-free? In England that counts as a Covid death, no matter what the actual cause of death.

And of course, if someone died and you simply want to assume he died of Covid, the CDC supports that.

Bukacek refers to a March 24 CDC memo from Steven Schwartz, director of the Division of Vital Statistics for the National Center for Health Statistics, titled “COVID-19 Alert No. 2.” “The assumption of COVID-19 death,” she says, “can be made even without testing. Based on assumption alone the death can be reported to the public as another COVID-19 casualty.”

And then there’s the testing. Nothing amiss here…

Dozens of Florida labs reporting 100% positivity for Covid tests. Gosh, you’d almost think they were incentivized to produce positive results with an outcome like that.

In California, antibody tests (which test if someone previously had Covid) have been rolled in to the total of active Covid tests.

In Texas too. Is Texas Inflating Its COVID-19 Testing Numbers by Including Antibody Tests?

And in Hamilton County Tennessee, the published number of Covid-positive hospital patients includes those who are merely suspected of having Covid.

“The total number of hospitalizations also includes people who are at hospitals awaiting test results for suspected infection.”

Some of this is deliberate fraud. Some of this is well intentioned fraud. Some of this is merely incompetence by the people in charge, fueled by a credulous media trying to report a story to further the partisan political agenda of panic and hysteria.

A pandemic is the wrong time for our media and scientific elites to be engaged in such fraudulent behavior. But they are. And I no longer believe a word they say.

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