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April 23rd US Covid Data

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April 22nd US Covid Data


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  1. Zachary Smith

    A bit of distracting humor:

    I’d been trying something like this myself before learning of the youtube sing-along. Still think a stanza of mine is kind of nice:

    Near the river, the mighty river
    The liar tweets tonight
    Near the river, Potomac river
    The liar tweets tonight

  2. Stirling S Newberry

    There is an undercount being measure. The is also the effect of the reactionary effect – see Georgia and Pakistani for examples. The reactionaries need to have a job.

  3. jump

    I’m with Stirling, undercount?? Historical death rates vs rates now?
    Might be interesting to watch testing per day as well.


    Yep, what jump said, and, in fact, it’s what I’ve been saying and Stoller has been saying for over a month now if not more. Historical deaths versus current deaths. Where can we get these numbers? Is there a reliable source for this data?

    Fyi, in my neck of the woods, middle-aged and elderly white men are by far the worst, the most egregious, offenders related to taking proper precautions. They are not observing social distancing when out in public and they are not wearing any protective gear of any sort.

    Here’s the thing. If they don’t care about dying, why don’t they just do all of us a favor and kill themselves rather than perhaps killing a bunch of other people because we all know, or should know at this point, we will all be vectors for this virus eventually? There’s ultimately no way of avoiding it especially if reinfection is possible and as of yet that hasn’t been ruled out, but it is possible to not spread it any further than necessary and serve as an accelerant.

  5. Tom

    Wow, Fox News has gone on the offensive against the VA study which has now been retracted after numerous Doctors called attention to its numerous failures.

    This is our best treatment plan, a zinc-channel opener, zinc, and then treat secondary issues. Total cost is $20 and HCQ and Cetrizine are plentiful with the former being required to be stocked in Hospitals as we never repealed outdated Malaria Preparation Laws (DDT and TVA did the trick there).

    Vaccines for this virus are a pipe dream as the body isn’t forming useful antibodies against the disease and in many cases is forming none. So we can forget this line of attack. Herd immunity is also out. We simply have to live with this virus.

  6. Now that the first deaths have been pushed back a month, I’m not sure the proper metric is the death count. The undercount that counts, I think, is the infection – here – is more widespread than initially reported, and the transmission dates much earlier. Again I recall all e-vape products being banned due to their alleged culpability in an outbreak of viral upper respiratory infections in October. This keeps with my initial assessment: we’re all gonna’ get, to what degree the question, and in a couple of years will be as common as other viral upper respiratory infections. There may be a vaccine someday, one I’ll have as much confidence in as a flu shot. Herd immunity is inevitable, it’s just a question of how many have to die before we get there.

    Exhibit A in failed health care systems.

  7. @Tom

    “This is our best treatment plan, a zinc-channel opener, zinc, and then treat secondary issues.”

    Begun ASAP. It’s old knowledge that giving zinc to combat flu, e.g., needs to be done early. From the Life Extension Foundation page on protocol for treating flu:

    “Do not delay implementing the above regimen. Once a flu virus infects too many cells, it replicates out of control and strategies like zinc lozenges will not be effective. Treatment must be initiated as soon as symptoms manifest!”

    Their cold protocol verbiage is basically the same:

    “Do not delay implementing the above regimen. Once the cold virus infects too many cells, it replicates out of control and strategies like zinc lozenges will not be effective. Treatment must be initiated as soon as symptoms manifest! ”

    I have to wonder why HCQ + AZ would not also be effective against common colds, and flu. I can’t see why it wouldn’t be so.

  8. Zachary Smith

    Now for some “not funny” stuff.


    So, supposedly when we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting, right? And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.


  9. S Brennan


    Could you elaborate on “the body does not form any useful antibodies” bit cause it would seem that without antibodies the disease would continue its rampage through the body?



    Zachary, I don’t do Facebook, but my first guess is, that is a Trump quote, is that correct? Now he’s selling light? I suppose the darkness he peddles in is free as a set-up to sell the light at top dollar.

    Here’s some food for thought. Ron Unz and his venue are controversial to say the least and much of his commentary is filth and the commentators are intel from around the world spreading disinformation, but his essays are actually quite decent and well-thought-out. They make you think and they’re well-supported.

    Is this virus a bioweapon? All indications are that it is, but a bioweapon gone terribly wrong. The Neocons, using Trump as a foil, are full-fledged criminal, murdering psychopaths. The same folks who brought us 9/11, and if you think about it, if they brought us that, they would bring us this New Pearl Harbor 2.0. They are the reality creators and, also if you think about it, the reality destroyers. Perhaps we’ve reached the point with them where there is no longer any goal in mind except to create one reality after another because they can. Who’s going to stop them? No one, or nothing, that’s who. Except nature, but when nature does, it stops us all.

    I’m stunned that this was disseminated. It’s bold & brazen. An in-your-face. It’s them saying, “see, we did it and can admit to it in public, in plain sight, for all to see, but most people have no eyes in which to see so we can get away with it because we know how to manipulate masses of people, that is our craft afterall, and there’s nothing any of you can do to stop us, so f*ck off.”

    But with the horrific consequences of our own later governmental inaction being obvious, sources within our intelligence agencies have sought to demonstrate that they were not the ones asleep at the switch. Earlier this month, an ABC News story cited four separate government sources to reveal that as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report revealing than an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China, and widely distributed that document throughout the top ranks of our government, warning that steps should be taken to protect US forces based in Asia. After the story aired, a Pentagon spokesman officially denied the existence of that November report, while various other top level government and intelligence officials refused to comment. But a few days later, Israeli television revealed that in November American intelligence had indeed shared such a report on the Wuhan disease outbreak with its NATO and Israeli allies, thus seeming to independently confirm the complete accuracy of the original ABC News story and its several government sources.

  11. Zachary Smith

    Why U.S. Outsourced Bat Virus Research to Wuhan

    Back in October 2014, the US government had placed a federal moratorium on gain-of-function (GOF) research – altering natural pathogens to make them more deadly and infectious – as a result of rising fears about a possible pandemic caused by an accidental or deliberate release of these genetically engineered monster germs.

    In the face of a moratorium in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci – the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and currently the leading doctor in the US Coronavirus Task Force – outsourced in 2015 the GOF research to China’s Wuhan lab and licensed the lab to continue receiving US government funding.
    Nonetheless, it is unclear what the legal ramifications would be if the virus was indeed leaked from a Chinese lab, but as a result of a research project that was outsourced and funded by the US government.

    It looks from here as if the US of A was mighty determined to continue research on the Virus.

  12. @Zachary Smith

    “It looks from here as if the US of A was mighty determined to continue research on the Virus”

    This is exactly right, provided you identify Fauci with the US of A. As an American citizen, I would argue that Fauci’s misdeeds don’t represent me, and Fauci should have seen jail time, though that’s low-hanging fruit. Of more interest is “who is Fauci supposed to be accountable to?” One could argue that, insofar that US of A is identified with such law-accounting functionaries, if they ‘legitimately’ allowed Fauci to do what he did, then, in a sense, the US of A is guilty.

    Your source also says that “Moreover, could some strains of the coronavirus have originated in US labs, given the fact the US government lifted the ban in December 2017 on GOF research without resolving lab-safety issues?”

    I seriously doubt that low-information Trump knew anything about this. But, what about his Administration? Pompeo was DCIA January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018. He seems just fine with the Yemen genocide, and bringing Iran to its knees (even in the midst a pandemic that disproportionately affects them). He doesn’t seem like the type that would lose any sleep over the creation of a pandemic-producing bug.

    The head of the NIH assumed office in 2009. How much is he responsible, and did he even know about this?

    I think there’s lots of questions, and lots of blame to go around. Clearly, though, a lot of the blame should accrue to Americans in high places.

    As if that’s not all complicated enough, Luc Montagnier thinks the Chinese were trying to develop an AIDS vaccine. IOW, this particular road to hell has been paved with good intentions.

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