Syte Reitz

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world…….

Follow the Covid science

 

Take Heart!

If you, like the rest of us, are confused by the Covid narrative of the past almost 2 years, take heart.

 
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You are not crazy.

 

There are contradictions.

 

Many things don’t make sense.

 

We should look at the science.

 

Follow the Science!

 
A brilliant video documentary on COVID has been produced  by Mark Mallett, a Catholic singer, songwriter and author. The video, entitled Following the Science? collects and organizes COVID scientific data and political developments into five catergories:
 
  • Lockdowns

  • Testing

  • Masking

  • Social distancing

  • Vaccinations

 
Mallett presents the facts and the numbers in a remarkable and easy to watch presentation.
 

For Both- Conservatives and Progressives

 
Whether you are conservative who wants access to the facts, or a progressive wants to know why there are so many vaccine hesitant Americans, and want to know what questions you need to answer to persuade the “anti-vaxxers,“ you should really watch this captivating, informative, interesting, hour-long presentation.
 

Case for the Truth, Potential Solutions

 
A fantastic case is made for the truth, with a challenge to both government and Church on solutions.  Some credible speculations on the possible agenda driving this insanity of the past two years is also presented.

Everything is backed up with video, documents, and the testimony of experts. 

See the credentials of Scientists featured and references listed below the video. 

THE VIDEO-
Enjoy!

 

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Following The Science? on Rumble – click here

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Scientists featured and references:

Dr. Beda Stadler, PhD is considered the “vaccine pope” and one of the top immunologists in the world.
 
Dr. John Ioannidis, MD, DSc is Professor of Medicine, of Epidemiology and Population Health, and (by courtesy) of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics and co-Director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). Dr. Ioannidis is one of the most-cited scientists of all times in the scientific literature. His current research at Stanford covers a wide agenda, including meta-research, large-scale evidence, population health sciences and predictive medicine and health.
 
Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, MPH is one of the most cited MD’s in the world in the National Library of Medicine on medical treatments, including for COVID-19, and has served on committees to investigate vaccine injuries.
 
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, MD is a renowned German microbiologist who has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. He is also the former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany.
 
Dr. Mike Yeadon, PhD is the former Vice President and a Chief Scientist of Allergy and Respiratory at Pfizer.
 
Dr. James Lyon-Weiler, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, University of Pittsburgh
 
Dr. Jim Meehan, MD is a former editor of two medical journals.
 
Dr. Lee Merrit, former President of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
 
Dr. John Lee, PhD is a pathologist and former clinical professor of pathology at Hull York Medical School and is a Consultant Histopathologist at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
 
Dr. Roger Hodkinson MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP is a medical specialist in pathology and virology and is currently Chairman of a medical biotechnology company in North Carolina that produces COVID-19 tests. He has also been used as a medical expert in court.
 
Dr. Denis Raincourt, PhD, Researcher and former full Professor of Physics at Hull University in Ottawa, Canada
 
Dr. Christine Northrup, MD is one of the most respected women in America on women’s health issues and a former guest on numerous television shows, including Oprah Winfrey.
 
Dr. Sheri Tennpenny is an expert on vaccine safety for families.
 
Dr. Dolores Cahill, PhD received her doctorate in Immunology from Dublin City University in 1994 and is a professor at the University College in Ireland. She was a Member of Ireland’s Advisory Science Council (2005-2014); a European Commission Seconded National Expert (2013-2014) and an EC expert for over 10 years.

 

REFERENCES

An exhaustive look at the current science on masking: Unmasking the Facts

An overview of the history of corruption and coverup in the vaccine industry: The Pandemic of Control

Why and how Bill Gates’ involvement in world health matters is a threat to freedom: The Case Against Gates

Wisconsin Bishops Confuse the Flock

 

In a statement released on August 20, 2021, Wisconsin’s Catholic Bishops Conference not only endorsed  the controversial abortion-associated COVID injections, but even went so far as to indicate that Catholic pastors should not endorse or validate the conscientious objections of their flocks.

Furthermore, they suggested that those Catholics choosing to decline COVID injections cooperate with the controversial masking/isolation policies demanded by governmental agencies. 

While the Wisconsin Bishops did confirm the individual rights of conscience of the faithful, they have provided no guidance, backup or support for those in their flock who choose to exercise these rights of conscience.  

In taking these actions, the Bishops of Wisconsin have flustered and confused many Catholic faithful.

There are many faithful who have responsibly followed medical recommendations and vaccination policies of our authorities for decades.  We have also followed the directions of our shepherds in the Church, our Bishops.  

And Bishops usually provide moral guidance, and do not typically leave complex moral questions to one’s own conscience.  For example, we would be aghast if a Bishop made a pronouncement on the morality of abortion, and then advised the faithful to use their own consciences to decide whether or not to obtain abortions. 

A Bishop should shepherd his flock, providing moral direction under confusing circumstances, and faithfully siding with the Truth no matter what the consequence or Cross.

But now, our Bishops present us with a dilemma. 

 
Now, when there is dissent in our own Church regarding the moral permissibility of the COVID injections, dissent coming from as high up as the previous Papal Nuncio to the United States, when there is also serious dissent between medical experts on the safety of this new mRNA technology, when there is contradiction between the CDC (Center of Disease Control), the WHO (World Health Organization), and numerous world governments on the optimal handling of, and even on acknowledging the existence of the COVID pandemic, our Wisconsin Bishops have chosen sides.  

If the Bishops have chosen to take sides in this ethical and medical debate, why did they allow conscientious dissent from their pronouncement?  

If the Bishops fear the consequences of standing against the government in this COVID injection issue, if they fear retribution on the Church by civil authorities, why would they guide their flock to do the right thing individually, and face the civil authorities individually, without even the backup of their Catholic pastor with a courageous moral stance? 

This very serious and faithful Catholic blogger is confused, stymied, and puzzled by what has happened.  I feel I am being obliged to take on a Cross that my Bishops refuse to shoulder. 

Indeed, there ARE some bishops and priests who are opposing civil authorities very courageously during this morally challenging time. 
If there can be so much disagreement between priests and Bishops, why would the Bishops of Wisconsin take a stance supporting arbitrary totalitarian civil dictates and abandoning their flock to stand alone with their consciences?

PLEASE, if there is a Wisconsin Bishop willing to clarify, let this Catholic blogger know. 
I will publish the clarification and will apologize for my ignorant outburst against the authority of the Bishops.   
My worst fear is that I am in the right……

 

The Older I Get…

50,000 Catholics “Cancelled”

 

This Weekend, “Cancellation” Really Hit Home

This weekend, I was planning to participate in a  three day Summit organized by Catholic leader Patrick Coffin entitled Truth Over Fear: Covid-19 and the Great Reset.  

Scheduled speakers included Medical Doctors, Catholic Clergy, and other experts discussing the conflicting media reports on Covid, Vaccines, Lockdowns, and their connection to the Great Reset.  

I had hardly listened to two talks, one by Archbishop Vigano, Pope Benedict’s Nuncio to the United States and Plenary speaker for this conference, and another talk by Dr. Tess on the usefulness of ivermectin in battling Covid, when the Summit suddenly disappeared, “cancelled” midstream by the platform that was hosting this conference of 50,000 + attendees. 

If you don’t want to miss this conference, it will be held again at the same time on the same  URL: restoretheculture.com, Friday through Sunday, May 7-9.  Right now the URL, having been de-platformed, doesn’t work.  But you can watch Patrick Coffin’s site for information as the week goes on.

So What Was Big Tech Objecting To and Why Was It Cancelled?

Judge for yourself why the the messages offered by Patrick Coffin’s Summit, the Plenary Speaker Archbishop Vigano, and other Summit participants was apparently too threatening for our “cancel culture” to allow Americans to hear.   

Then, register for next weekend’s conference, which should offer a treasury of scientific and moral truth.   

Below is Archbishop Vigano’s 25 minute speech audio (quality improves after first minute), and the text of his talk. 

Archbishop Vigano’s Talk:  

Text of Archbishop Vigano’s Talk:

I am very grateful to Dr. Patrick Coffin for the opportunity that has been given to me to take part in the World Summit, Truth over Fear: Covid 19, the Vaccine, and the Great Reset

As I prepare to speak, I want to greet each of the participants, and bless their commitment in service of the Truth.  Above all, during these hours of great confusion, of the darkening of minds and consciences.

You have certainly taken note of my letter from March 25th, by which I wanted in some way to launch this event, and anticipate the issues, by treating certain of them more articulately.  What I will tell you now, touches on another aspect, and intends, in some way, to complete my previous statement.  

The media, politicians, managers of large companies, and even priests and bishops, speak to us obsessively about a connected world in which the faculties of the human body are amplified by a series of technological appendages, which permit us to talk to our automobile, to turn on the living room light by talking to a plastic cylinder, get traffic information from Alexa, order sushi from our cell phone, and know that milk in our refrigerator is getting close to its expiration date.  

According to them, this world represents achievement and progress for humanity.  Many of the marvels that await us are already available.  Others are imminent, already invented, and ready to be placed on the market.  

Let us imagine for a moment that one of us, by chance, happened to be isolated from all this at the beginning of last year.  Imagine that he decided to retire to a mountain chalet in order to write a book or that he entered a monastery for a period of meditation and prayer.  No television, no newspapers, no social media, no breaking news from his cell phone.  Only the things of nature, the song of birds, the breath of wind, the roar of the mountain stream, the tolling of the bell.  

Until the moment, when after more than a year, this fortunate friend concluded his period of isolation, and returned to the world, believing that he would find it just as he left it.  

What would this person, who was far away when we were all locked up in our houses, due to the lockdowns imposed by almost every government in the world, find, upon his return?  

Well, our friend would discover that while he devoted himself to his novel or to meditation on the Fathers of the Church, the world has literally gone mad.  

A flu syndrome, which according to official data, causes almost the same number of deaths among the elderly and the weak people as any other normal seasonal flu, has been used as a pretext to sow terror amidst the population, thanks to the complicity of politicians, the media, doctors, and their law enforcement.  

He will see himself surrounded by people wear masks, even outdoors, because someone has said that it will prevent infection.  

When he returns to his home town and wants to go shopping, he will find that he is expelled from grocery stores, because he is not wearing that ridiculous muzzle,  and he will not be able to go out to eat at a restaurant without being subjected to a swab test — that happened to me last year)— was indicated as ineffective for diagnostic purposes. 

He will hear it said that this pandemic has caused millions of deaths, even if in 2020, in every nation of the world, the number of deaths was basically exactly the same as in preceding years.

And, he will also hear that, because of an influenza virus, that notoriously mutates like any other corona virus, global authorities have purchased billions of doses of vaccines, that are admittedly useless, given that they do not guarantee immunity, and indeed, have serious side effects, which nobody wants to recognize.  

Our friend will be disconcerted to learn that at the first outbreak of infection in a remote location in China, instead of blocking flights and contacts with foreign countries, there were those who shouted “racist” and took great care to show solidarity by going to eat shrimp rolls at the local Chinese restaurant with photographers and reporters in tow.  

He will learn from the newspaper that many nations, for more than a decade previously, had weakened public health, closed hospitals, and left their pandemic plan out of date.  And he will not understand why effective treatments and home health care have been banned, instead waiting for the infected to get worse, so that they can be hospitalized in intensive care units, and made to die using ventilators for deep breathing.  

He will be shocked when they tell him that the dead were deprived of an autopsy, and subjected to cremation without any religious funeral services, as if those who let them die did not want to leave any traces of their misdeeds.  

You can imagine how the absurdity of all this sounds incomprehensible for a person who is not bombed daily by terrorist news from the media.  And how incomprehensible is the passivity and resigned obedience of the masses to the dictates of the civil and religious authorities.  

Because our friend will discover that also in Church things have changed.  The holy water is no longer there.  The kneelers have disappeared in order to make a place for chairs spaced with signs indicating where to sit, how many persons can enter, and that Communion must be received in the hands for hygienic reasons.  

He will learn that not only the parish priests and the bishops have adapted to the collective madness, but they have even made a personal contribution to it.  In some cases, going so far as to require testing swabs and vaccines for those who want to attend services.  

They will show him the famous video of Bergoglio all alone in St. Peter’s Square.  Or the interview in which he promotes vaccines as a moral duty.  Even if they are produced with material coming from aborted fetuses.  They will tell him that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith hastened to declare this vaccine morally licit.  

When he talks with friends that he has not heard from in more than a year, our friend will learn that they have been forbidden to go out, to gather for holidays, to celebrate Easter and Christmas, to go to Mass, to go to Confession, to receive the Sacraments. That the State has imposed lockdowns and curfews, closing stores and restaurants, museums and gyms, schools and libraries.  Everything closed — for fear of a flu virus that could be cured, that can be cured with treatments that WHO and other experts have prohibited, ordering watchful waiting instead.

And if he asks why no one protested, he will hear that demonstration of dissidence has also been banned and repressed by the police with truncheons.  

They will say to him that in some nations, detention centers have been constructed for those who do not want to undergo vaccinations.  

Why, an app has been made mandatory  that allows the tracking of citizen movement, and today, the use of subcutaneous microchips is theorized that would detect the positivity of the virus, or act as a vaccine passport.  Thanks to which, it would be possible to travel in a plane, or go to a restaurant.  

And all this was possible thanks to the silence of the magistrates.  

While anonymous scientific committees bossed everyone around with absurd and ineffective protocols.  

Millions of people are confined to house arrest should have reduced the number of infections.  While in reality, the countries in which lockdowns were not imposed have had less death.   Millions of people forced not to work, reduced to misery by illegitimate and unconstitutional decisions, have obeyed.  Awaiting ridiculous (announcements? – audio not clear) that have been promised a thousand times, and never arrive.   

Millions, and then billions of people have suffered the decisions of a few so-called philanthropists, who have succeeded in imposing vaccine produced by pharmaceutical companies, for which they are the main shareholders. With the approval of supervisory bodies that they primarily finance. 

No conflict of interest, no crime against humanity, no violation of natural liberty and the fundamental rights of citizens.  

Everything has gone smoothly.  Like in a dystopian movie.  My dear friends, what our friend is facing is the fantasy world designed by the Great Reset.   By the proponents of the New World Order.  By the followers of the globalist sect.  A trans-human world, in which  algorithms  born from a sick diabolical mind decide if you can leave the house, which treatments should be administered, which activities are allowed to continue, and which people have the right to work.  

And while we were imprisoned without bars in our homes,  believing in the maniacal heads on television and social media,  under the cover of darkness, they were installing 5 G towers everywhere, in order to make possible the technological breakthrough that is meant to connect everyone and everything, from the blenders to iPads.  From electric cars to distance learning. With the perpetual obligation of maintaining social distance, and being vaccinated every 6 months, even if things go well, in the name of a pandemic.  (Audio not clear)  is not seen accepting the media narrative and its unfortunate management by politicians and doctors of the regime. 

Our friend is not a doctor. But since he has not lived this year and a half  of (audio not clear) delirium bombarded by mainstream news on his TV , computer and cell phone, he is able to grasp the madness of what has happened to all of us, together with the criminal plan that has been perpetrated by the elite.  Nor would it escape him, as it has not escaped us, that the Catholic hierarchy has played a role in imposing the official narrative, using the authority of the Church, to ratify a monstrous lie, a colossal fraud, against both God and man.  

If we made a comparison between how we lived in January of 2020 and how we have been reduced to living today, we cannot fail to recognize the success of this infernal plan, accepted by the majority of people, as unavoidable. 

There are those who, unable to accept the intrinsic irrationality of the provision adopted by their rulers, suspend all judgment, and hand themselves over to their executioner.  Others try to find a supernatural meaning, in collective madness, pray God for the end of our nonexistent plague, or adapt to the new pain and (and legitimacy of Covid? – audio not clear).  Still others, more combative, are unable to resign themselves to the monstrosity of what is happening, and hope for a Divine intervention.  

If only we had the good sense to think autonomously, to use the rationality with which we have been endowed by the Eternal Father, we would immediately understand that this horror is nothing but the world turned upside down, that is the desire by the eternal Enemy of the human race, the hell on earth longed for by the servant of Satan, the new infernal order that is the prelude or the advent of the antichrist and the end times.  

Only in this way, we will be able to understand the apostasy of the highest level of the Church, all taken to in proof of obedience of the globalist ideology, to the point of denying Christ on the cross, and preferring the heavy chains of Lucifer to the gentle yoke of Christ. 

If there is a Great Reset that humanity really needs, this can only come in the return to God, in the true conversion of individuals and of society to Christ the King, which for too long we have allowed to be dethroned in the name of perverse freedom which permits and legitimizes everything except the Good.

That Great Reset was accomplished on Golgotha.  In the moment in which Satan believed that he was putting the Son of God to death, and preventing the Redemption, while in reality, he was signing his own definitive defeat.   

What we are witnessing today, is only a painful after effect of the battle between Christ and Satan, between the offspring of the Woman clothed with light, of whom the Book of Revelation speaks, and the accursed offspring of the ancient serpent.  

Thus, as we approach the persecution of the End Times,  we have the supernatural certainty that even this grotesque pandemic, a miserable pretext for the establishment of anti-human and anti- Christic synergy, is doomed to defeat — because Christ has already conquered the eternal defeated one with a crushing and inexorable victory.

Strengthened by the certainty of this epochal victory, whose time will we see perhaps very soon, we must find under the banner of Christ the King and the protection of the Queen of Victories, whom the Lord has given the power to crush the head of the Evil One.  

If we return to Christ beginning with ourselves and our families, we will succeed not only in opening our eyes to understand the absurdity of what is happening around us, but we will also know how to effectively fight with the invincible weapons of Faith.  

Quoniam omne quod natum est ex Deo vincit mundum et haec est victoria quae vincit mundum fides nostra

                        – 1John 5:4  

For whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.

Then, the new Tower of Babel, the house of cards of Covid, the farce of the vaccines, and the fraud of the Great Reset, will inexorably collapse, manifesting it’s diabolic nature, the murderous plan of the Adversary and his servants. 

Let us look to the New Jerusalem that descends from Heaven, the Holy Church, which in the vision of St. John appears like a bride adorned for her husband.  Let us listen to the loud voice that announces, “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, because the former things have passed away.”  

Our Great Reset is accomplished in Our Lord.  “Behold, I make all things new.  I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end.”  
May the entire heavenly court assist and protect us in this epochal battle in which it is our glory to serve under insignia of Christ the King and Mary our Queen.

May God bless you.        

 

 

What Happens Now?

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What Happens Now?  

The question on many people’s minds, following the tumultuous and unexpected political events of recent weeks, is What Happens Now? 

Speaking for Conservatives    

I am only in a position to speak for conservatives, since any alternative mindset is alien to me at this point.
In a culture which pushes the dismemberment of our infants, alteration of human gender, and an abandonment of all modesty and justice, there is no longer any fixed ground on which a reasonable person can stand.  

We conservatives definitely feel now, that after suffering numerous years of unjust assault from the extreme left, and after an equal number of years on our part of diligent hard work, prayer and sacrifice, trying to steer our culture and our nation back in a healthier and more Godly direction, that an election has just been stolen by unscrupulous players who have been setting up the scam for decades, and who have thwarted the will of the majority of the American people. 

Note: The objections of the left, and their attempts to sue and “cancel” any mention of “stolen” election are quickly defused by the fact that the Supreme Court has just agreed to consider at least 6 cases involving 2020 Election Challenge.  
Anyone interested in the details of the fraud that has occurred can read
the Navarro Report.

From Bad to Worse

To make matters worse, all discussion of the Grand Theft of the 2020 Election has been “cancelled.” Major news networks refuse to discuss the massive election fraud on their programs, and bulldoze their fear-of-litigation policies on any guest who dares to mention election fraud.  Recently even the very conservative NewsMax network tried to demolish Mike Lindell (the “Pillow Guy”), who was “cancelled” by Twitter, and who dared to mention election fraud on NewsMax Television.    

The election was stolen, and the left is emboldened and openly proud of their accomplishment.  

Most recently, TIME magazine has published an article in which the left actually brags about a “conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes” which was orchestrated secretly to steal the election.  Of course, TIME magazine portrays the leftist conspiracy very favorably, as a clever mechanism to save America from a Trump Presidency. 
In actual fact, they have documented very accurately how the an election was stolen from the people of the United States by a group of elitist leftists who felt they knew better what was good for the nation. The ends justify the means in the world of the left.  Conspiracy (their word) to manipulate an election is portrayed as a good thing for the people whose votes were eradicated. 

Glenn Beck voices many of our frustrations with the left“This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.”     

Let’s Remember        

We should remind ourselves that as Americans, our political journey has been unpredictable and bumpy —  from our nation’s inception in 1776, through today. 
Righteous Americans have been determined, they have been courageous, and they have placed their trust in God while facing countless obstacles and fighting numerous battles against forces which have challenged democracy, decency, and justice.   

Today, as we face the political assaults of 2021, some of us are tempted to falter, to fear, and to despair. Confidence can waver,  courage can erode, and hope can wither.  
Some fear and even forecast apocalyptic events, forgetting that every generation has faced global challenges, that even successful wars have included defeats in battle, and that the present situation, whether quite routine in the perspective of global history, or whether in fact leading up to some climactic apocalypse, is ultimately in the hands of God.

Coincidental Reading? 

Not surprisingly, the first reading at Mass on the last Friday  of January elegantly addressed this perennial human dilemma which we frequently face when confronted with an evil against which we feel powerless.  Our young priest last Friday also gave an amazing sermon springing off this reading, which the Catholic Church assigns in a 3 year cycle of readings from the Bible during Mass.  Our priest helped put into perspective our never ending struggle and how we can face it with strength and with joy.  

The Reading:  Hebrews 10:32-39

In this reading, Hebrew Christians who were being subjected to much suffering are encouraged: 

Do not throw away your confidence. It will have a great reward.

Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction; at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated. You even joined in the sufferings of those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you had a better and lasting possession. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence; it will have great recompense. You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.

For, after just a brief moment,

 he who is to come shall come;

 he shall not delay.

But my just one shall live by faith,

 and if he draws back I take no pleasure in him.

We are not among those who draw back and perish, but among those who have faith and will possess life.

What Does This Reading Say?

In this reading, the Hebrew Christians are reminded of their sufferings in the past.

Next, the remedy is outlined, which for those who are not Christian, is counter intuitive:

Associate yourselves with those who are publicly exposed to abuse and affliction.
Join in the sufferings of those in prison.
Joyfully accept the confiscation of your property. 
Know that you have a better and lasting possession. 
Do not throw away your confidence, it will have great recompense. 

Hebrews 10 also includes a promise, quoting the Psalms: 

For, after just a brief moment,
he who is to come shall come; he shall not delay.  

What Does This Have to Do With Today?

 The reading and the homily immediately brought to my mind our political moral struggles and frustrations today, which are very worrisome and threatening to all conservatives, and all religious people, as the emboldened left forces on all of us their immoral agenda.   

The reading provides some guidelines for us on how to act in alarming times, and with whom we should align ourselves. 

What Position Do We Take Regarding President Trump?
Should We Lay Low or Dash to His Defense?

 Those who have read my blog previously, particularly in the early days of President Trump’s election and during his first term, may remember that I was hesitant in my support of Donald Trump, due to his checkered past, particularly his previous support of abortion. 

I wondered whether his campaign promises were genuine, representing a Christian conversion, or whether he was simply lying like many politicians, trying to get my vote. 
My blog articles included graphics with Donald Trump wearing a halo, and/or horns. 
I asked whether Donald Trump could possibly be a courageous convert like St. Paul, a knight on a white horse arriving to the White House to lead us back passionately to Constitutional and Christian values?

The Conversion of “Saint” Donald

Did Donald Trump undergo a passionate conversion to Constitutional and Christian values before running for President?
Now, 5 years after Donald Trump campaigned for President, it has become clear that he most certainly does have a passionate  dedication to our American and religious values. 
 
President Trump proved over the course of  his Presidency that he was indeed a courageous convert like St. Paul, passionately devoted to Christian values and to the American Constitution which was based on those Christian values.   
President Trump fought for and risked as much for American Christian values as any of our founders, including George Washington. He has been the most pro-Life President in our history, his anti-human trafficking office had incredible impact. Incidentally, billionaire Trump lost  nearly half of his net worth during his Presidency, doing these things for America.  And he’s still not quitting on America.  

AMAC (Association of Mature American Citizens, a conservative alternative to AARP) has named President Donald J. Trump AMAC’s 2020 Man of the Year.  AMAC says:

“Not only has Trump succeeded in making America great again by bringing back jobs and restoring the economy, but he also secured peace in the Middle East and guided America through an unprecedented pandemic and turbulent times.  Despite being challenged by the media and the left who sought to destroy his reputation, the President did not waver.  Instead, he stood his ground, and in the face of many storms, proceeded to move forward to uphold principles of goodwill and justice.”

In return for his tireless courage and dedication, he was attacked, maligned and misrepresented by vicious opponents, and betrayed by many in his own party. We will never know whether  those numerous  betrayals were fueled by cowardice and fear of the far left, or whether our system of government is so infiltrated by treasonous agents that there seems to be no end of new betrayals, even now after four years.
   

Because of the sacrifices President Trump made, the Truth that he spoke, the unjust attacks that he suffered, and the betrayals he bore, President Trump is now in many minds not only a candidate for status among our greatest leaders in history, but also a candidate for sainthood for his defense of Christianity, justice, and defense of Life.  

Because of this I, together with as many as 80 million Americans, view President Trump as a valiant warrior fighting for the restoration of Constitutional and Christian values to America. 

The Contrast

In contrast, President Tump’s replacement in the White House today, Joe Biden, is clearly intent on eradicating Constitutional and Christian values.

35 Nations have declared that there is no international right to abortion, but now there are only 34 —  “Catholic”  Joe Biden has removed the United States from that list.   
 
The new administration is viciously and desperately doing their utmost to gag, incapacitate and destroy Christians and patriots and to impose on our nation by force the Machiavellian values they hold, under which the powerful elites are entitled to do anything they deem necessary to achieve their own goals, and are in no way limited by the Constitution of the United States or by Judeo-Christian accountability to God and their fellow man. 

To the Left, the only thing that matters is their experimental self-serving narrative, not whether it’s True or good for our nation.

Like the Christian Hebrews

Our situation is very parallel to the dilemma suffered by the Christian Hebrews. 
Today, like the Christian Hebrews, WE (primarily President Trump, and we 80 million Americans) are enduring a great contest of suffering
WE are publicly exposed to abuse and affliction for our Judeo Christian values. 
WE are in danger of imprisonment and or confiscation of our property. (Ask General Mike Flynn.  Ask Parler CEO John Matze. )
Above all, ask President Trump what he has personally been subjected to for the past 5 years.

The Left Is Not Finished

The left is clearly not finished with President Trump yet. 

Following his departure from the White House, contrary to the Constitution, contrary to the judgement of  the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is refusing to show up, the left is still trying to impeach (remove from office) a President who is no longer in office. 

The left shows no signs of relenting in their persecution of President Trump (or of all conservatives). 
They are “canceling” him by every means available, starting with cutting him off social media like Twitter and Facebook.  Banks are shutting their doors on President Trump.  He is being treated unconstitutionally, being falsely accused, “convicted” without evidence or trial, discriminated against, marginalized, and spied upon. 
    

And What Do We Do? What Happens Now? 
What Happens Next?

What happens next?
As indicated in the Letter to the Hebrews:

We do not throw away our confidence.  
It will have a great reward.
We are not among those who draw back and perish, but among those who have faith and will possess life.

We have to stand behind, defend and assist our valiant President Trump. 
(Many of us choke at the idea of addressing Joe Biden, “winner” of the stolen election, as President.)

We do not support any form of violent or illegal insurrection, but we wholeheartedly support a legal, prayerful, constitutional insurrection aimed at restoring the will of the American people to it’s government. 

We believe absolutely that good God-fearing people, with the assistance of God Almighty (as well as the assistance of leftists who periodically shoot themselves in the foot) can prevail.   

 

How Do We Do This?

We do NOT do what the opposition, what Antifa and BLM do.
We do NOT routinely riot, cheat, or violate the rules of our Constitution or of our God on principle. (The brief Jan 6 riot was an exception, not the rule, and included at least two members of Antifa.)

Again, from Hebrews 10:32-39: 

We associate ourselves with those who are publicly exposed to abuse and affliction.
We join in the sufferings of those in prison.
We joyfully accept the confiscation of our property. 
We know that we have a better and lasting possession. 
We do not throw away our confidence, it will have great recompense

 

We Associate Ourselves with Those Who are Publicly Exposed to Abuse and Affliction

Yes, we have to associate ourselves with President Trump and defend him. 
And with General Flynn, and anyone else whom the browbeaters of the left have attacked. 
We publicly stand up for our Church, her teachings, and her guidelines.
We stand up for Truth.
We stand up for Life.

What Specifically, Can We Do?

To get ideas on what WE ought to do, let’s look at some great patriots and Christians who stood up for Truth and/or  for President Trump in recent weeks:

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 6, 2020.

 

Guidelines for Action

Drawing from the above examples of courageous action by others, we should all resolve to participate in the pushback that will bring us victory in the end. 

First of all , ABOVE ALL, pray!
PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY more.

We can also keep ourselves informed.  See the Trustworthy Media news links below. Tune into, or listen to the recorded free Lifesite online conference on Truth about the Great Reset and Vaccines scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2021.
The title is Unmasking COVID-19: Vaccines, Mandates, and Global Health  
We can support conservative media outlets and social media which have not yet been cancelled. Support LifeSite News and Epoch Times.  
We can support all who are being “cancelled” by the left — starting with President Trump. Also Epoch Times, demonetized by You TubeSarah Huchabeee Sanders and other Trump supporters, who are being “cancelled” by ForbesLou Dobbs, and ardent Trump supporter, has been cancelled by Fox News Business, the day after they were sued by Smartmatic, which has been accused of participation in massive election fraud.  
We must be prepared to take risks ourselves.  Even if we get “cancelled” ourselves, there are 80 million others ready to continue the job. We have an endless supply of courageous and righteous patriots.  If we risk nothing now, we deserve whatever we get in the future.  
We can encourage our State legislators to push back on the immoral policies coming out of Washington D.C.
We can pressure our representatives in Washington to uphold a moral agenda — 48 Senators have just promised to oppose any bill that funds abortion.  Let’s reward them, write to praise them, contribute to them, and ask for more restoration of Judeo-Christian values to America.  
We can pray that our more of our religious leaders continue to push for freedom of religion and for Life with their statements, tweets, videos, and homilies. 
We can pray that our religious leaders help to clarify for us faithful the battles that lie ahead, and to encourage us to help in pushing back against immoral administrations.  We desperately need clarification on conflicting messages that are coming from conflicting Bishops and even conflict with the Vatican.  
Boycotting certain tech giants such as Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, and others, is an individual call.  While it is good to take our support and our dollars away from some of these despots, it is also good to use their services, as Bishop Strickland and others do, to spread opposition to the left agenda and to speak Truth.  
We can use social media to our advantage — boldly and unapologetically post our views on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Gab………    Tweet and retweet conservative messages.  

 

Trustworthy Media


Now that much media has become completely untrustworthy, and some previously reliable sources of conservative viewpoint such as Fox News and News Max have been compromised, we can seek new places in the media where we can find our news.  
Below is list of possibilities to explore.  I cannot vouch for any of them blindly, and some even tend towards sensationalism, but with a prudent and cautious eye, we can get a great deal of useful information from the following: 

THE EPOCH TIMES 
BREITBART NEWS
LIFESITE NEWS
CNS NEWS
ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
ASSOCIATION OF MATURE AMERICAN CITIZENS (AMAC) (to replace leftist AARP)
CONSERVATIVE BRIEF
JUST THE NEWS
BANNON’S WAR ROOM
POPULIST PRESS

Some Media, like FOX NEWS, may not longer be completely reliable.  FOX News Business recently cancelled  Lou Dobbs, an ardent Trump supporter, the day after they were sued by Smartmatic, which has been accused of participation in massive election fraud.  FOX News, as well as NEWSMAX, no longer broadcast anything to do with Election Fraud.  

 

Trustworthy Social Media

Instead of using Twitter, you can sign up on GAB, and you can follow President Donald Trump on GAB.  Get your news from the horse’s mouth.  Many conservatives purged by Twitter are flocking to GAB.  

President Trump is planning his own reemergence on social media— it is still not clear whether he will join an existing platform, or whether he will create his own platform.  When he decides, JOIN IT and stay informed.  

Use search engines such as SwissCows, rather than Google, which alters the search results that you are given to benefit the left.  Searches made with SwissCows often give different results than searches with Google.  

Examine Carefully All Issues Pushed Fervently by the Left

Keep an open mind about all the issues the left is presently pushing — that would include COVID restrictions and immunizations, climate change, globalism, unlimited and undocumented immigration and other issues. 

Many extremely reputable world leaders, political and religious, believe that serious issues like these are  being hijacked and misrepresented by the left in a way that frightens people and benefits the left politically. 

We have recently all been quite surprised at the depth and extent of the “deep state” in our government, which is motivated not by the well-being of the American people, but by their own political and economic advancement.
 
Now serious religious leaders like Archbishop Vigano are openly stating that the Catholic Church is infiltrated by globalists.  We cannot dismiss a man who was the Apostolic Nuncio of Pope Benedict to the United States and who has been backed by numerous other respectable leaders (like Arch bishop Burke, Bishop Strickland, Bishop Morlino (who published a letter vouching for his character), Scott Hahn, and others) — we cannot dismiss the claims of such a respected religious leader without investigating his claims.  

We Have To Take Risks

The bottom line is that we must all, each and every one of us, be prepared to take some risks, to support President Trump, and the Constitutional and Christian agenda that he established in order to Make America Great Again. 

If we are not prepared to take risks, we are certain to lose the battle. 

If you wonder why the stealing of the 2020 election was even possible, the mistake many of us made in 2016 was  to think that one man can clean up Washington.  That man is just a figurehead, a representation of what we all want.  We are the army that backs him, and defends him when the enemy has temporarily prevailed against him. 
If we don’t get seriously involved now, we will not only get cancelled permanently ourselves, but our entire nation will get cancelled, democracy will get cancelled, and communism will be installed in its place. 

When people talk about conscience rights, and conscience rights extending beyond the Church parking lot, they usually mean that we are allowed to express our consciences not only in Church, but also in civic life and in politics.  Today, we have to go much further than that — now we have not only conscience rights beyond the Church parking lot, but conscience obligations past the Church parking lot. 

All that we do now, or that we fail to do now will determine the life of future generations, just as our freedoms were earned by patriots and Christians since the establishment of our nation. 

Support President Trump
PRAY
Risk speaking for, and fighting for the Truth  

 

Rosary for the Bishop Wishes Bishop Hying a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

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15 Christmases!

Rosary for the Bishop was started 15 years ago as a Christmas gift for Bishop Morlino.
During the last 15 years, the prayer effort was expanded to cover almost 500 Bishops from all over the world.
 
This Christmas, as Rosary for the Bishop celebrates 15 years, it now becomes a Christmas gift to Bishop Hying of Madison.

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Madison’s Cathedral Parish has now adopted Rosary for the Bishop.
With this adoption, the site is being updated and a new campaign to promote the site and its mission is being launched to coincide with the 15th anniversary.

Please Check Us Out & Join!

We hope that everyone visits the site, pledges to pray one rosary per month for Bishop Hying, and registers to pray for other Bishops as well. 

Add YOUR Bishop

If your Bishop is not already among the almost 500 Bishops included on the Rosary for the Bishop website, just email Rosary for the Bishop with your request using the contact form, and your Bishop will be added to the program. 

Check It Out!

There is no cost involved in joining this army of prayer, and email reminders are available.  

Mobile-friendly pamphlet explaining how to pray the Rosary

See also:

Madison Catholic Herald article about Rosary for the Bishop
OSV News Article
The Catholic Sprit
The Dialog

The Latest on COVID — STAY SANE & CARRY ON!

 

 

Election Chaos: What Can EACH AMERICAN Do?

 

Climbing Walls

We are all climbing walls from this miserable extension of Election Day into Election Week, Election Month, and probably Election More than One Month.
The outcome of this election is not likely to be determined quickly.  
For conservatives like me, mercifully there is something we can do– not only praying, which is of top importance, but also there is  simple, well-directed political action possible. 

Fraud Plagues This Election

Fraud plagues this election.
All of the pivotal states have Democrat Governors and extensive Democrat Deep States which permitted, and even planned the fraud that brought us to this point. 

Recounting Ballots

Recounting will not suffice, since the fraudsters have thrown away the envelopes, existent or non-existent, signed or not signed, dated or not dated, and so recounting the paper ballots alone, without validating whether they were legal, will not help to bring justice.  Also, comparison needs to be made between computer stored ballots and paper ballots, to determine whether paper ballots had been run through scanners multiple times, or if the computer algorithms were manipulated after scans were complete.  
So recounts alone are not sufficient.
Anyone living in the contested States can sign up as volunteers to supervise recounts. 

Examining Software

Another solution rests in proving that fraud existed in the software which was used in the States where suspicion of fraud is high.  Companies which provided the software are associated with powerful Progressives like Nancy Pelosi, the Clintons, and George Soros, and this type of fraud is being alleged. 
For example, statistical analysts have shown from voting data distributions that  fraud must have occurred. In some Michigan counties, the number of votes reported by computers for President Trump were lower than the number of ballots marked for a straight Republican vote.  This result in not possible without some type of gross error in the software, accidental or intentional.    
Challenging software algorithms is an option open only to the President and his lawyers, and the solution will rest in the hands of the courts, particularly the Supreme Court. 

The BOTTLENECK Where WE Can Help

The other solution is one in which each American can participate, investing just a few minutes of their time–

If and when the election fraud is proven and the results of some States are declared invalid, the Constitution places the choice of electors in the hands of the State Legislatures.

                                         IN ALL CONTESTED STATES,
      THE STATE LEGISLATURES ARE HELD BY REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES.

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That means that if our state legislators can summon up the courage to assign our votes to President Trump, President Trump will win the election. 
So it is our job, with emails and phone calls, to persuade our State Legislators of what the citizens of our States really want.

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Act Simply, ACT NOW:

  • Go to the American Majority Action website, and send a pre-made email to scores of your State Legislators with one email.

  •  Be sure to add your name, address and phone, because Legislators ignore messages without that information.

  • You can customize, or not customize your message as you wish.

  • Do it right now! 

 

CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL!

 

If you want a copy yourself, put yourself in the cc or “to” list.  

 

 

 

 

PATRIOTISM

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PATRIOTISM

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was  Bishop in New York City during my childhood there.  He was famous as a theologian, and also for his radio and television evangelization.  My grandma used to love watching his program during the 1950’s and 1960’s in New York.  

He has long been a favorite of mine, and below, his thoughts on PATRIOTISM are as timeless and eerily applicable right now today, during this American election, as they were during Bishop Sheen’s time in New York. 

Archbishop Sheen’s dramatic flair and humor made his presentations very popular and enjoyable, and drew record crowds and viewers, in addition to being simply brilliant and sublime.

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                   St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

Archishop Sheen’s sermons routinely drew 6,000 people to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and his television appearances competed with Milton Berle and Frank Sinatra.  On Good Friday, his sermons were broadcast outdoors to the thousands standing outside St. Patrick’s, since there was not enough room for all in the Cathedral. 

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Enjoy Archbishop Fulton Sheen on PATRIOTISM:

SCIENCE has Spoken— and Goodbye Lockdowns!

Science Versus Politics

The torturous debate over COVID policy has now plagued us in the United States, plagued us almost as much as the virus itself has, for close to 8 months.

Even the two United States Presidential Candidates have opposing strategies for future handling of the COVID pandemic.  One insists on ending lockdowns immediately, the other intends to extend lockdowns indefinitely.  

Now, consensus has been reached by over 43,000 global non-partisan medical professionals, assessing how much threat COVID actually presents to us, and recommending the best strategy to combat it.

Medical Consensus

The consensus effort was headed by a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Bhattacharya, who co-authored the resulting Great Barrington Declaration, signed by over 43,000 Medical professionals, which was based on 82 seroprevalence studies from around the world, which show that the fatality rate of COVID has been MUCH lower than the initial reports which caused such global panic. 

How Could We Have Miscalculated So Badly?

Apparently the majority of people who are infected by COVID have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.  These people are “invisible” at the beginning of the pandemic, they are not counted, and the death rate becomes artificially inflated to a scary level when these people are not counted. 

The seroprevalence studies, which measure antibodies in the blood of large population groups, can tell us how many people had the disease without even knowing it, with few or nonexistent symptoms.  These seroprevalence tests can only be developed and carried out later in the pandemic, and results cannot be known early on.  

The ACTUAL Numbers for COVID

So COVID has a fatality rate, when all ages are included, of 0.2%, or one out of 500 people who get it.
COVID is less dangerous to young children than the seasonal flu.
More children have died from the seasonal flu than from COVID by a factor of 2 or 3.
For people over 70 years old, the fatality rate is 4%, or one out of 25 people who get it, as opposed to one in 500 for the general population.  
President Trump, who is just barely over 70, got over COVID in a week. 

LOCKDOWNS are Actually Bad and Dangerous

LOCKDOWNS are FAR more dangerous than we ever anticipated.  
The economic effects of lockdowns are obvious to most of us, but what most fail to realize is that economic troubles translate into much more than dollars — they translate so far into an estimated 130 million more people starving, 80 million children at risk for diphtheria, pertussis and polio because they missed their vaccinations, and people skipping screenings and treatments because they are more afraid of COVID than of cancer or diabetes.  

Most Shocking

According to the 43,000 medical health professionals, mental health problems are the most shocking of all the effects of lockdowns.  The CDC has just found this June that one out of four young adults between 18 and 24 had seriously considered suicide.  

Recommendations

Based on the scientific data now available, the medical experts recommend ending lockdowns, opening schools and restaurants, allowing young people to live normal lives, focusing protection on the vulnerable, like those in nursing homes, and reducing the exposure of retired people to large group situations. Masks are not mentioned, and simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone.  

I Want To Know More

For those who want to know more, the text and links to Dr. Bhattacharya’s article and the Great Barrington Declaration are provided below.  
Finally, provided below, is a short video outlining some of the legal and political aspects and origin of COVID that some may find both interesting and shocking.  

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Dr. Bhattacharya’s article: 

A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy

Jay Bhattacharya
Stanford University


Jay BhattacharyaJay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he received both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in economics. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and director of the Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. A co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, his research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals.


The following is adapted from a panel presentation on October 9, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum.

My goal today is, first, to present the facts about how deadly COVID-19 actually is; second, to present the facts about who is at risk from COVID; third, to present some facts about how deadly the widespread lockdowns have been; and fourth, to recommend a shift in public policy.

1. The COVID-19 Fatality Rate

In discussing the deadliness of COVID, we need to distinguish COVID cases from COVID infections. A lot of fear and confusion has resulted from failing to understand the difference.

We have heard much this year about the “case fatality rate” of COVID. In early March, the case fatality rate in the U.S. was roughly three percent—nearly three out of every hundred people who were identified as “cases” of COVID in early March died from it. Compare that to today, when the fatality rate of COVID is known to be less than one half of one percent.

In other words, when the World Health Organization said back in early March that three percent of people who get COVID die from it, they were wrong by at least one order of magnitude. The COVID fatality rate is much closer to 0.2 or 0.3 percent. The reason for the highly inaccurate early estimates is simple: in early March, we were not identifying most of the people who had been infected by COVID.

“Case fatality rate” is computed by dividing the number of deaths by the total number of confirmed cases. But to obtain an accurate COVID fatality rate, the number in the denominator should be the number of people who have been infected—the number of people who have actually had the disease—rather than the number of confirmed cases.

In March, only the small fraction of infected people who got sick and went to the hospital were identified as cases. But the majority of people who are infected by COVID have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. These people weren’t identified in the early days, which resulted in a highly misleading fatality rate. And that is what drove public policy. Even worse, it continues to sow fear and panic, because the perception of too many people about COVID is frozen in the misleading data from March.

So how do we get an accurate fatality rate? To use a technical term, we test for seroprevalence—in other words, we test to find out how many people have evidence in their bloodstream of having had COVID.

This is easy with some viruses. Anyone who has had chickenpox, for instance, still has that virus living in them—it stays in the body forever. COVID, on the other hand, like other coronaviruses, doesn’t stay in the body. Someone who is infected with COVID and then clears it will be immune from it, but it won’t still be living in them.

What we need to test for, then, are antibodies or other evidence that someone has had COVID. And even antibodies fade over time, so testing for them still results in an underestimate of total infections.

Seroprevalence is what I worked on in the early days of the epidemic. In April, I ran a series of studies, using antibody tests, to see how many people in California’s Santa Clara County, where I live, had been infected. At the time, there were about 1,000 COVID cases that had been identified in the county, but our antibody tests found that 50,000 people had been infected—i.e., there were 50 times more infections than identified cases. This was enormously important, because it meant that the fatality rate was not three percent, but closer to 0.2 percent; not three in 100, but two in 1,000.

When it came out, this Santa Clara study was controversial. But science is like that, and the way science tests controversial studies is to see if they can be replicated. And indeed, there are now 82 similar seroprevalence studies from around the world, and the median result of these 82 studies is a fatality rate of about 0.2 percent—exactly what we found in Santa Clara County.

In some places, of course, the fatality rate was higher: in New York City it was more like 0.5 percent. In other places it was lower: the rate in Idaho was 0.13 percent. What this variation shows is that the fatality rate is not simply a function of how deadly a virus is. It is also a function of who gets infected and of the quality of the health care system. In the early days of the virus, our health care systems managed COVID poorly. Part of this was due to ignorance: we pursued very aggressive treatments, for instance, such as the use of ventilators, that in retrospect might have been counterproductive. And part of it was due to negligence: in some places, we needlessly allowed a lot of people in nursing homes to get infected.

But the bottom line is that the COVID fatality rate is in the neighborhood of 0.2 percent.

2. Who Is at Risk?

The single most important fact about the COVID pandemic—in terms of deciding how to respond to it on both an individual and a governmental basis—is that it is not equally dangerous for everybody. This became clear very early on, but for some reason our public health messaging failed to get this fact out to the public.

It still seems to be a common perception that COVID is equally dangerous to everybody, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a thousand-fold difference between the mortality rate in older people, 70 and up, and the mortality rate in children. In some sense, this is a great blessing. If it was a disease that killed children preferentially, I for one would react very differently. But the fact is that for young children, this disease is less dangerous than the seasonal flu. This year, in the United States, more children have died from the seasonal flu than from COVID by a factor of two or three.

Whereas COVID is not deadly for children, for older people it is much more deadly than the seasonal flu. If you look at studies worldwide, the COVID fatality rate for people 70 and up is about four percent—four in 100 among those 70 and older, as opposed to two in 1,000 in the overall population.

Again, this huge difference between the danger of COVID to the young and the danger of COVID to the old is the most important fact about the virus. Yet it has not been sufficiently emphasized in public health messaging or taken into account by most policymakers.

3. Deadliness of the Lockdowns

The widespread lockdowns that have been adopted in response to COVID are unprecedented—lockdowns have never before been tried as a method of disease control. Nor were these lockdowns part of the original plan. The initial rationale for lockdowns was that slowing the spread of the disease would prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. It became clear before long that this was not a worry: in the U.S. and in most of the world, hospitals were never at risk of being overwhelmed. Yet the lockdowns were kept in place, and this is turning out to have deadly effects.

Those who dare to talk about the tremendous economic harms that have followed from the lockdowns are accused of heartlessness. Economic considerations are nothing compared to saving lives, they are told. So I’m not going to talk about the economic effects—I’m going to talk about the deadly effects on health, beginning with the fact that the U.N. has estimated that 130 million additional people will starve this year as a result of the economic damage resulting from the lockdowns.

In the last 20 years we’ve lifted one billion people worldwide out of poverty. This year we are reversing that progress to the extent—it bears repeating—that an estimated 130 million more people will starve.

Another result of the lockdowns is that people stopped bringing their children in for immunizations against diseases like diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and polio, because they had been led to fear COVID more than they feared these more deadly diseases. This wasn’t only true in the U.S. Eighty million children worldwide are now at risk of these diseases. We had made substantial progress in slowing them down, but now they are going to come back.

Large numbers of Americans, even though they had cancer and needed chemotherapy, didn’t come in for treatment because they were more afraid of COVID than cancer. Others have skipped recommended cancer screenings. We’re going to see a rise in cancer and cancer death rates as a consequence. Indeed, this is already starting to show up in the data. We’re also going to see a higher number of deaths from diabetes due to people missing their diabetic monitoring.

Mental health problems are in a way the most shocking thing. In June of this year, a CDC survey found that one in four young adults between 18 and 24 had seriously considered suicide. Human beings are not, after all, designed to live alone. We’re meant to be in company with one another. It is unsurprising that the lockdowns have had the psychological effects that they’ve had, especially among young adults and children, who have been denied much-needed socialization.

In effect, what we’ve been doing is requiring young people to bear the burden of controlling a disease from which they face little to no risk. This is entirely backward from the right approach.

4. Where to Go from Here

Last week I met with two other epidemiologists—Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University—in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The three of us come from very different disciplinary backgrounds and from very different parts of the political spectrum. Yet we had arrived at the same view—the view that the widespread lockdown policy has been a devastating public health mistake. In response, we wrote and issued the Great Barrington Declaration, which can be viewed—along with explanatory videos, answers to frequently asked questions, a list of co-signers, etc.—online at www.gbdeclaration.org.  

(Great Barrington Declaration text included here)

I should say something in conclusion about the idea of herd immunity, which some people mischaracterize as a strategy of letting people die. First, herd immunity is not a strategy—it is a biological fact that applies to most infectious diseases. Even when we come up with a vaccine, we will be relying on herd immunity as an end-point for this epidemic. The vaccine will help, but herd immunity is what will bring it to an end. And second, our strategy is not to let people die, but to protect the vulnerable. We know the people who are vulnerable, and we know the people who are not vulnerable. To continue to act as if we do not know these things makes no sense.

My final point is about science. When scientists have spoken up against the lockdown policy, there has been enormous pushback: “You’re endangering lives.” Science cannot operate in an environment like that. I don’t know all the answers to COVID; no one does. Science ought to be able to clarify the answers. But science can’t do its job in an environment where anyone who challenges the status quo gets shut down or cancelled.

To date, the Great Barrington Declaration has been signed by over 43,000 medical and public health scientists and medical practitioners. The Declaration thus does not represent a fringe view within the scientific community. This is a central part of the scientific debate, and it belongs in the debate. Members of the general public can also sign the Declaration.

Together, I think we can get on the other side of this pandemic. But we have to fight back. We’re at a place where our civilization is at risk, where the bonds that unite us are at risk of being torn. We shouldn’t be afraid. We should respond to the COVID virus rationally: protect the vulnerable, treat the people who get infected compassionately, develop a vaccine. And while doing these things we should bring back the civilization that we had so that the cure does not end up being worse than the disease.

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The Great Barrington Declaration: 

As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.

Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings, and deteriorating mental health—leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.

Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.

Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.

As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all—including the vulnerable—falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity—i.e., the point at which the rate of new infections is stable—and that this can be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.

The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.

Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent PCR testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized. Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public health professionals.

Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sports, and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.

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ORIGINS OF COVID 19 MOVIE:

 

 

https://sytereitz.com/origins-of-covid-19-10/
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