Just like the Stanford random sample study by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. John Ioannidis I recently wrote about in my last article, here we have a second ‘maverick’ random sample testing revealing similar results, showing that the Corona virus has a mortality rate similar to or even LOWER than the flu virus, with an infection rate in Los Angeles at least 10 to 20 times HIGHER than the current reported number!
Here are a few quotes taken from the New York Times article that reported this yesterday:
“On Monday, officials in Los Angeles County released preliminary results of a study that suggest roughly 4.1 percent of the county’s adult population has already had the corona virus, which translates to between 221,000 and 442,000 people, factoring in adjustments for statistical margin of error.”
“That’s a much, much higher number than confirmed case counts indicate. (As of early Tuesday morning, the county had 13,816 cases.)”
“We haven’t known the true extent of Covid-19 infections in our community because we have only tested people with symptoms, and the availability of tests has been limited,” Neeraj Sood, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California and lead investigator on the study, said in a statement.”
Notice how the doctor points out ‘we haven’t known the true extent of Covid-19 infections in our community because ‘WE HAVE ONLY TESTED PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS’.
The huge point I have been making over and over that is the 800 pound ‘elephant in the room’ so to speak, and that is even still being deliberately ignored by the Left leaning media so that they can continue to HYPE this corona virus topic for maximum fear and ratings, is that all viral medical experts know that this kind of serological random test for antibodies in the public at large is something that is ALWAYS CRITICAL TO BE DONE AT THE ONSET of any new epidemic/pandemic…
It is ‘PANDEMIC 101’, doing EARLY RANDOM SAMPLING of the general public for antibodies to see how widespread the virus is. It is not something that is IGNORED for 2 months after such a pandemic onset, and irresponsibly left to private institutions like Stanford and the University of Southern California to have to undertake and fund on their own to show that critical data!
Why has this been the case, especially when, as I wrote in my last article, the Director of the CDC (Robert Redfield) told us that such random sample testing was going to be done by his agency way back on March 11th, and yet it NEVER was done?
The answer to that question is SIMPLE, and it validates everything I have been writing about thus far regarding how much the Corona virus has been hyped and recklessly exaggerated for maximum fear and panic with the public.
The reason why the random sampling was NOT done is because the results would have shown exactly what these two recent studies are showing…that the number of cases of Covid-19 nationwide is many many orders of magnitude HIGHER than the cases reported in the media, which are ONLY the cases of those who came in to hospitals for treatment.
And this revelation and accurate data of much HIGHER case numbers would have shown the case fatality rate was only comparable with the FLU, or possibly even LOWER than the flu case fatality rate…
It would have therefore TOTALLY CONTRADICTED the media’s claim (and the claim of some medical ‘experts’ who were routinely seeking that media’s limelight and playing along with that narrative) that the Corona virus had a fatality rate of 1 to 3%, which is being proven now to be inexcusably FALSE!
Also, as I wrote in one of my most recent articles on this topic, Dr. Fauci himself wrote an article in the New England Journal of Medicine back approximately a month ago on March 26th of this year, in which he specifically ADMITTED and stated that this was likely the case…that the number of infected cases nationwide was likely several times HIGHER than the cases currently reported, and he didn’t stop there – in that article of his, he actually then said that would mean the Corona virus has a fatality rate comparable to the FLU!
Now that isn’t me saying this, it is Dr. Fauci himself admitting it!
Yet, all the while, both before and after, he has been going out of his way in the media to tell the general public the exact OPPOSITE, that the Corona virus has a fatality rate TEN TIMES that of the flu!…The exact opposite of what he stated in his own article, primarily read not by the public, but by his medical peers.
For those of you who missed that article I wrote on this topic, here again is Dr. Fauci’s quote, in the article he wrote for The New England Journal of Medicine on March 26th, 2020:
““ 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%) “
There is no excuse for this hypocrisy. There is no excuse for Fauci writing this for his peers, but using every opportunity he could in the media to say the opposite to the general public.
But there is an agenda on the Left to use the Corona virus as a political weapon, and this has been CLEAR as a bell from the beginning, to anyone who is being intellectually honest, and not just fearfully following that narrative like a scared sheep.
What is critically important for Americans to understand, and that is being revealed in these recent random sample serological tests that should have been done a month or more ago by the CDC or the National Institute of Health, is that the virus ALREADY has been widely infecting MILLIONS of Americans for SOME TIME NOW.
But as more and more of these ‘maverick’ random sample tests come out, and as the mainstream media will be forced to address it at some point soon, what you are most likely going to see is the mainstream media will try to ignore how this means the death rate is as low or lower than the flu, and will suddenly try to use the scare tactic of saying, ‘LOOK HOW MUCH THE VIRUS IS SPREADING NOW THAT TRUMP OPENED UP THE COUNTRY’…
And that will be another monumental lie, all motivated by the political agenda that has been at the root of all of this from the beginning.
These random sample tests are showing that the number of infected cases of Americans is MANY multiple orders of magnitude higher than the media has reported, and this is DESPITE OUR LOCKDOWN OF THE COUNTRY!
In other words, the exponentially higher number of cases these random sample tests are finally identifying, that should have been identified a month or more ago, have happened BEFORE AND DURING THE LOCKDOWN, and these millions of Americans recovered, most of whom had NO IDEA they had even contracted the virus!
This is bearing out what Dr. Fauci told his colleagues in his New England Journal of Medicine article, but has been talking out of the ‘other side of his mouth’ in media appearances telling the public the opposite!
All of this has to stop. When I think about the effect this unjustified fear-mongering and media manufactured panic has had not just on the average adult, but on CHILDREN over the last couple of months, it makes me angry beyond what words can describe!
The Corona virus has NOT been anything for us to be so scared about, anymore than we get scared and hide in our homes for fear of the FLU VIRUS. The flu virus kills 60,000 people a year, sometimes more as it did in 2018 (80,000 Americans died in the 2017/2018 flu season).
That is certainly very sad, but again, Dr. Fauci himself wrote in his article that he knew the Corona virus fatality rate was likely on the order of the flu, and yet he has said the OPPOSITE to the general public routinely. Why has he not routinely told the public the honest truth, that this virus has a death rate comparable to the flu, as he told his colleagues in his article? WHY??
All of this bullsh#t is beyond reprehensible from our so called ‘leaders’, ‘medical experts’, the ‘CDC’, the W.H.O.’…We have governors and mayors like the mayor of Los Angeles, who are clearly ‘getting off’ on their desire to unnecessarily deprive their citizens of their civil liberties, due to all of this media created HYPE of the Corona virus…
We have the mayor of Los Angeles, just interviewed on CNN today, telling his citizens that they are on ‘the hunt’ for anyone violating his ‘stay at home orders’ and that they are using mass surveillance tactics, with threat of arrest, etc.
We have Gov. Whitmer of Michigan denying her citizens the right to drive to their second homes in the country(??)…
We have a mayor in New York who is going on the media to encourage his citizens to ‘snitch’ on their fellow citizens who they feel are in any kind of violation of the ‘stay home’ order, or who aren’t wearing a mask under his city’s new mask ordinance.
All of these examples, including Gov. Gavin Newsom who has engaged in much of the same, are ALL what? All of them are far Left Liberals that are obeying this narrative, and sheepishly following the orders of a corporate elite that owns the left wing media and who are behind this agenda.
Americans cannot afford to continue to act like sheep and allow this to continue. By the way, you are not a ‘hero’ because you are staying home and refusing to interact with others socially at a reasonable distance…
Again, the truth is, if that is your mindset, you are nothing but a scared sheep AFRAID to go outside and be around your fellow man…It isn’t that you are staying home out of NOBILITY for SAVING LIVES, what a load of complete horsesh#t!
And you are not a ‘hero’ because you call the police to report someone you see not wearing a mask in New York City, or because you see some people socializing in an outdoor setting while standing reasonably apart from one another in an L.A. park, etc.
All of this is an infection MUCH MORE DANGEROUS than the novel FLU-like Corona virus…
All of this is a largely LEFT WING political agenda, and it involves an effort to CHANGE our society fundamentally in a very dangerous, UNAMERICAN WAY!
(Connie Bryan is a writer in Sacramento, CA, and the 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)