by James Grundvig, Investigative Reporter, Vaxxter Contributor
Fissures have formed in the pandemic preparedness plan promoted ad nauseum by the global health agencies. For years they have exalted the virtues of being prepared for a significant outbreak. When one finally arrived in 2020, they were anything but ready to deal with the global contagion—despite running a coronavirus simulation that killed 65 million people, this time last year, in the Gates Foundation-sponsored Event 201.
Due to the abuse of lockdowns, the rapid decline in economies of scale fractured their unified front on how to contain the novel virus. Once a monolith of resolve, scientists are challenging the draconian measures and damaging health policies across Europe and North America in lockstep with the medical community. As the axiom goes, ‘when the cure is worse than the disease,’ then it’s time to search for a new model.
Ignoring Einstein’s advice on insanity—”doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”—several regions in the United States and Canada, and entire countries in Europe are doing precisely that. They are eschewing hard data that lockdowns cause harm. No matter about swearing to uphold the Hippocratic oath of “do no harm,” political forces have steamrolled any concerns noted by doctors and scientists because they know the experts feed on the government R&D trough to support their careers.
With little return on investment concerning the lockdown orders and mask-wearing, Spain, Germany, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom will still enact a second round of harder lockdowns. The measures will include strict curfews, travel restrictions, and shuttering businesses on the brink of insolvency. Switzerland has moved to a mask mandate after six months of freedom. When will lockdowns come to the Swiss valleys?
All of the measures, which failed the first time, will be reused in a double-down statement. But for what purpose? Public health? That doesn’t seem to be driving the agenda.
Cracks in the COVID Narrative
A study conducted by the CDC acknowledged 70.6 percent of the COVID-19 patients “always” wore masks, while another 14.4 percent “often” wore them. Like the lockdowns, mask-wearing rules have failed to stop, let alone slow the spread of the virus, in terms of the number of positive “cases.”
Worse, from the CDC’s current best estimate (10-19-2020), the mortality stats read:
- 00-19 years: 0.00003
- 20-49 years: 0.0002
- 50-69 years: 0.005
- 70+ years: 0.054
And the governments of the world are locking down societies over this…again?
Cracks appeared inside the World Health Organization (WHO), too. The rebuke came from Dr. David Nabarro, a special envoy to the WHO. Over Columbus Day weekend in the US, he broke ranks from General-Director Tedros Adhanom, calling the lockdowns “catastrophic.” He added strongarm rules that will lead to “extreme poverty” and that lockdowns should no longer be used as the “primary control method against the spread of the virus,” according to The Epoch Times.
Dissent now drives the COVID narrative in fits and spasms on how to manage the outbreak response against a growing group of incensed scientists and medical doctors, who recognize the pandemic as a “sham.”
When Nabarro’s revelation hit like an atomic bomb on Monday, October 12, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reinforced his message on CNBC’s Squawk Box, with the show tweeting:
“The idea that we’re going to do a national, stay-at-home order …. It’s just not going to happen,” says @ScottGottliebMD. “When history looks back on us, the critical failure is going to be the fact that we were so blind to the spread back in April and May.”
The $16 Trillion Virus
On the same day as Gottlieb’s comment, in apparent synchronized timing, Harvard professors David Cutler and Lawrence Summers published a study in JAMA: “The COVID-19 Pandemic and the $16 Trillion Virus.”
The data they uncovered showed the gargantuan costs to the U.S. economy, combined with the losses of livelihood and swelling mental health issues resulting from the lockdowns. Their findings support Dr. Nabarro’s statement about “extreme poverty.” Regarding the catastrophe, Cutler and Summers estimated $16 trillion would be lost in the U.S. alone, along with 60 million unemployed people this year. They calculated “the economic cost of premature deaths expected through the next year is estimated at $4.4 trillion.”
At its peak, COVID produced one million job losses a week for 20 consecutive weeks. Never before in United States history did unemployment exceed 700,000 lost jobs in any single week, let alone over five months, since keeping records from 1967.
However, note that this author disagrees with their estimate—e.g., attributing $10 million for the death of one elderly person—or that to move forward, society will need to live with “permanent testing.” Still, Cutler and Summers have produced a good first brush, baseline Estimate 0.0, with the pandemic not near being over.
The costs of misaligned health policies will be stratospheric, even if they blame the “virus” alone for the economic disaster.
The Revolt of the Medical Establishment
Fault lines in the medical and science industry in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Germany have gained worldwide attraction. Dr. Heiko Schoning, an outspoken German people-first zealot, recruited like-minded doctors calling the pandemic a “hoax.” He promised to set up a Nuremberg-type tribunal that aims to pry the truth on the decisions made by government officials, political leaders, and others who have perpetrated the crimes against humanity.
Schoning with Drs. Elke De Klerk and Dolores Cahill, among others, formed the World Doctors Alliance, which has designated itself as:
“An independent non-profit alliance of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and staff around the world who have united in the wake of the Covid-19 response chapter to share experiences to end all lockdowns and related damaging measures and to re-establish universal health determinance of psychological and physical wellbeing for all humanity.”
The fearless group of professionals has challenged the orthodoxy, highlighting 15 points of why they stand against lockdowns, including “Covid poses a very small risk for healthy under 60-year-olds who have a greater chance of accidental drowning than dying from Covid.”
The World Doctors Alliance also labeled “Collateral Damage – The Cure is Worse than the Virus” as another main section identifying seven pain points, including the fact that stress from the virus response will destroy 7 times more years of life than the lockdowns will save.
But they don’t stop there in their manifesto that includes ten other sections:
- Economic Ruin
- Testing – False Positives
- Vaccines – “a rushed vaccine is clearly not in the public’s best interest”
- Conflicts of Interest
- Cui Bono? Who Benefits?
- Death Certificates
On the matter of death certificates, the Alliance realized that the Coronavirus 2020 Act changed the rules for documenting deaths. The new recommendations removed the need for a “confirmatory COVID medical certificate for cremations.” The rules also included other sleights of hand to deceive the public on the COVID hoax.
None of these legal threats or actions from the medical establishment doctors, so far, have slowed Bill Gates from issuing dire warnings about COVID infection rates or that society must wait for a “second generation of super-vaccines” before returning to pre-COVID normal activities. As everyone who has been following this chaos knows by now, Gates is the self-appointed global ‘vaccine czar’ accountable to no one.
Several vaccines and therapeutics from Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly have hit the “pause” button on trials and production. Remember, this is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. Recall that no coronavirus vaccine had ever moved beyond animal trials in the past and whatever gets approval has 100%, complete liability protection for any harm it causes, even death.
The Great Barrington Declaration
The stake in the sand came from a trio of renowned epidemiologists, sacrosanct to the institutions they represent, through The Great Barrington Declaration. The three physicians who drafted the document were Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University. Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School. They had reached their collective tipping point over the inane lockdown policies that have zero science to back up the reactionary action. They met at an estate in Barrington, Massachusetts, and created a document to challenge the failing, heavy-hand policies of COVID-19.
Their mission statement reads:
“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.”
As October 25, 2020, the signature count surpassed 568,543 concerned citizens, 11,104 medical & public health scientists, and over 30,997 medical practitioners. In other words, they don’t stand alone.
Despite supporting testing and vaccines, this author signed the declaration. It is another “wedge” issue that will splinter the medical scientists from the pharma establishment, which has not been seen in decades.
The only question remains is this:
Will the renegade government officials ignore their pleas to curb the collateral damage, become transparent about the actual numbers of COVID deaths—the only real measure—and get off the backs of healthy people who simply want to live and breathe freely?
The real virus lies in those who wield absolute power.
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James Grundvig has written and published as a freelance journalist and columnist, covering subjects from autism, its cause and treatments, clean technology, green energy, and the BP Oil Spill, to business and Wall Street, and completed investigative reports on a wide range of topics since 2005. He is the founder of the cloud-based software startup in 2011 to integrate supply chain logistics in the Construction IT space. James has 25 years of consulting engineering and construction management experience on projects of scale and complexity in the New York City area. He is the author of Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement and the Government Betrayal at the CDC.
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