Why Did Dr. Fauci recently write in the New England Journal of Medicine that the Covid-19 fatality rate is most likely comparable to the fatality rate of SEASONAL FLU, but has routinely scared the PUBLIC with the OPPOSITE statements in the media, that it is TEN TIMES AS DEADLY??
Since my last articles that have been laser focused on exposing the severe degree of media and political HYPE at the expense of the truth and the facts regarding the Corona virus, I have uncovered powerful evidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci’s own words that specifically BACKS UP everything I have been saying and writing on this topic.
Similarly, I will also be sharing a couple of MUST SEE critical video interviews with two top medical doctors who are professors in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, and who I just this week discovered have also been speaking out about the VERY SAME CONCERNS that I have been speaking about, regarding how much gross exaggeration and unnecessary panic has been needlessly created regarding Covid-19, how the mortality rate is likely way UNDER 1%, and how they strongly believe the Corona virus pandemic we are experiencing to be akin to nothing more than a ‘harsh flu season’.
But first, it is imperative that I bring to your attention the specific words of Dr. Anthony Fauci himself that say THE SAME THING, found in his very recent article he wrote, published only a couple of weeks ago on March 26th of this year (2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In the article, supported by co-authors H. Clifford Lane (M.D.) and Robert Redfield (M.D.), Dr. Fauci details his professional opinions regarding the threat and degree of severity of the novel Corona virus (Covid-19). In doing so, he quickly gets to the most important topic of the Corona ‘CASE FATALITY RATE’ concern.
What is critical to note is that what Dr. Fauci says about the Corona virus ‘case fatality rate’ in the article stands in STARK CONTRAST to most of what he is often heard saying in the mainstream media about that critical topic.
He says something MUCH different in this article – something that would mainly be seen and read by his medical colleagues – than what he routinely has been choosing to say in most of his media interviews for the general public.
In this peer reviewed article, he chooses to significantly DOWNPLAY Corona’s case fatality rate, comparing it more appropriately to the case fatality rate of THE FLU.
Again, I feel I need to point out that this isn’t just ME telling you that, this is DR. FAUCI HIMSELF telling his COLLEAGUES that, in the New England Journal of Medicine!
Yet, all the while he’s been actively and routinely telling the public in his media interviews that the virus is TEN TIMES MORE fatal than the flu – an inflated ‘characterization’ he himself made sure to downplay and state OTHERWISE in his published peer reviewed report about the virus.
Accordingly in his article, Dr. Fauci specifically stresses something very important…that being the need to recognize that there are likely SEVERAL TIMES as many cases of Covid-19 infections in the U.S. than are reflected from the known cases currently being treated in our hospitals. (And I have at least heard him state THAT point on rare occasion publicly)
However, what the public has NOT heard him state and clarify routinely in his high profile media appearances, is how he admits in his article that the seemingly higher case fatality rate of around 1% is likely not accurate by a long shot, and that after you factor in the likelihood of SEVERAL TIMES as many cases of ‘asymptomatic’ Americans nationwide as the known cases being treated, the ‘case fatality rate’ would naturally be WAY DOWN to a comparable rate with the flu virus.
Here is Dr. Fauci’s quote from the article, in which he makes this point crystal clear (keep in mind as you read this quote, that for some strange reason, he routinely DOES NOT make this point clear in his regular public media appearances):
““ If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)”
(Yes, I am providing you the link to his entire article below, I just ask that you please finish reading the rest of my article first)
This critical detail, if it was not just mentioned briefly in a scientific medical journal, but routinely shared with the public in Fauci’s media appearances, would not only have responsibly and appropriately calmed Americans’ fears, but would have helped to keep their eyes open, and protect them from a more serious ‘contagion’…
That critical public understanding would have helped immunize and protect Americans’ from a MUCH more serious ‘infection’, that being the monumental degree of reckless exaggeration by the media, often due to a built in political agenda to create unnecessary panic about the threat of the virus.
It would have become clear to most people long before now, that just like we don’t shut the country down because of the number of people who will die from THE FLU each year, we obviously should not shut the country down, severely impact Americans’ civil liberties and forcibly take away their livelihoods over this SIMILAR virus.
Now in closing, while these next two leading medical experts are by far not the only ones speaking out with similar concerns and opinions as myself, they are two powerful examples that you need to hear about…
They are Dr. John Ioannidis, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University.Dr. John Ioannidis is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University, and also the Co-Director of “METRICS” (Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford).
In his March 16th article “A Fiasco in the Making” at stat.com he states that “reasonable estimates for the case fatality ratio in the general U.S. population vary from 0.05% to 1%.”
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and a senior fellow at both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute.
His March 24, 2020, article in the Wall Street Journal disputes the egregious, exaggerated premise that “coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.”
The second very important point that both of these doctors stress is their concern over why we haven’t seen nationwide RANDOM SAMPLING done, which is a known, routine practice that is always done at the onset of any new pandemic…
Yet strangely, this random sampling has not yet been prioritized as it should have been long before now. They explain that this random sampling (testing) not of every single American, but of a small ‘random’ representative portion of the population (say approx. 10,000) is the scientific process routinely used in situations like this, in order to determine the fatality rate of a new virus…
Scientists routinely are able to extrapolate the degree of infected cases nationwide from such a random sampling. This would show the number of cases to likely be exponentially higher than the ‘KNOWN’ serious cases in the hospital, and would thereby show us that the Corona virus does NOT have a death rate TEN TIMES that of the flu, but is merely another virus akin to that of a harsh season of contending with the influenza virus.
For the interview with Dr. John Ioannidis, just type the following into the Google or Youtube search box:”Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr John Ioannidis of Stanford University | Episode 1″
(438,070 views • Mar 26, 2020)
And for Dr. Bhattacharya’s interview by the Hoover Institute, just type the following in the Google or Youtube search box: “Questioning Conventional Wisdom in the COVID-19 Crisis, with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya”
(HooverInstitution • 916K views 2 weeks ago)
Lastly, here is the link to Dr. Fauci’s March 26th article in the New England Journal of Medicine, that specifically indicates his true expert opinion that the case fatality rate for Corona is not TEN TIMES HIGHER than the flu, but is likely more comparable to the case fatality rate of the seasonal flu: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387
There is something VERY wrong and disturbing going on, with how this flu-like virus has been intentionally hyped and grossly exaggerated to the world, and specifically the American people.
If the media had put the daily death toll on the screen 24/7, 7 days a week for the 45,000 deaths from the flu this year alone in the U.S., or had done so for the 80,000 deaths from the flu in the U.S. in 2017/2018, it would have DWARFED the numbers of the Corona virus, not only at present numbers, but taking into account that the numbers for Corona will continue to rise a bit more over the coming weeks, albeit they are on the wane.
There is something…some underlying reason I can’t quite yet put my finger on entirely, behind those who own and control the media wanting to exploit this virus, and falsely manufacture a worldwide hysteria about it that is no more justified than a hysteria about this year’s FLU related deaths!
It’s just that when you go out of your way to start every ‘news’ segment with scary background music, and a scary graphic picture of the Corona virus, and along with that, you decide to keep a permanent daily graphic of the running ‘DEATH NUMBER’ on screen on CNN…And in addition to that, you adopt the morbid practice of daily putting a camera and a spotlight for ‘GRIEF PORN’ on as many examples as you can find of grieving family members of some who may have died after contracting the new virus…
But CONVERSELY, you deliberately DO NOT AND NEVER HAVE kept a running death toll on screen, or focused a camera and spotlight on the much LARGER numbers of those who died from the FLU, or shined your camera spotlight on any of their many grieving family members, what would the resulting PERSPECTIVE be for the general public who is not used to such coverage?? The answer of course is unjustified, ‘manufactured panic’.
Again, as I’ve said before, this is a classic case of a ‘perspective’ being deliberately crafted, as opposed to REALITY, which comes from honest truth in journalism, something that is disturbingly missing in our struggling democracy today, now that 90% of the so-called ‘news media’ is owned by 6 mega corporations!
You are being lied to by the elite 1%, from an agenda that seeks to control you in ways you could never have imagined 20 or even 10 years ago…
An agenda that seeks to control you in ways that are in direct predatory opposition to everything our democracy is about, and in direct predatory opposition to everything our forefathers intended FREE ENTERPRISE to be about for “WE THE PEOPLE”, not “WE THE CORPORATIONS” or “THE UNITED STATES of AMAZON”.
And that in a nutshell is why I take the time to write the articles that I write for you, and why I put the effort I do into producing my monthly cable access show “The Connie Bryan Show”.
Thanks for reading and watching when you can.
(Connie Bryan is a writer in Sacramento, CA, and host of “The Connie Bryan Show” airing in 14 cable markets nationwide…Check out all of her material on her website and blog at conniebryan.com)