Post by Admin on May 11, 2020 13:29:12 GMT
Amid Slashed .25% COVID Death Rate, HR 6666 and Plans for Forced Testing, Tracing, Quarantine
RealCoronavirusNews [blog] |May 10, 2020
Many doctors now argue that COVID-19 is not much deadlier than ordinary seasonal flu - from projections of 2% to 4% mortality rate, mostly among frail elderly and immuno-compromised people - further studies based on much more data show a real mortality rate of as low as .25%. This could go even lower. Ordinary seasonal flu is about .1% deaths of symptomatic cases. Up to 650,000 people die each year of seasonal flues.
Yet the full court press for draconian laws steams ahead, as if nothing happened, while the fear is fresh. Before, the rationale for the override of basic rights was to "flatten the curve" so the health system would not be overwhelmed. Now, a "spike" in "new cases" will suffice. The problem is, it is the nature of a virus to spread and cause new cases, as people gather again. That is how herd immunity is reached. Governments have guaranteed the perpetuation of their new powers.
Congress and local governments now want to deploy "armies" to communities, and homes. A storm is sweeping through the Internet regarding the bill, introduced by Democrat Bobby Rush, HR 6666 COVID-19 Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act. The bill states:
"trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts, through—...mobile health units; and...as necessary, testing individuals and providing individuals with services related to testing and quarantine at their residences.
Rep. Bobby Rush
The governor of Washington State has made clear he will deploy National Guard to assist in these "services." The Washington governor said residents must stay quarantined while they await results, and that those who test positive must quarantine at their residences or "a place provided for them."
"A place provided for them."
Yet Washington has a low COVID death rate by state. 12 deaths per 100,000 in population, versus New York's 137 per 100,000. There is no relation between the severity of outbreaks and the tough talk of governors.
Since one could test negative one day, and go back out and catch it the next day, the internal logic of the "new normal" says that you can be ordered tested, quarantined, tested again, and the list of who you associate with updated. At any time. Forever.
Voluntary testing might be okay. But the language of this bill is the sort of thing that needs to be drowned in the bathtub. Right now.
All this ignores that the coronavirus is, to the vast majority of people, not an especially deadly disease, and that the natural progression of herd immunity among healthy people is the only dynamic which will slow and stop it in the short run.
The governors who, on their own, imposed mask orders which far exceeded even CDC guidelines will be given access to $100 billion in funds in support of these measures, however they interpret them.
The example of New York City continues to be held up as a warning for what could happen if we do not impose a draconian regime, even though the greatly disproportionate deaths there were a function of unique population density and overcrowding, as argued by Gerard Baker of the Wall Street Journal.
Rep. Rush at his website promises "door-to-door outreach" in the testing, contact tracing, and isolation program funded by HR 6666. There has been talk of forcing those ordered to quarantine to wear electronic bracelets, like criminals. Such bracelets are already in use in Hong Kong, where recent political protests have magically come to a screeching halt.
Will the governors and officials who unilaterally imposed stiff fines and penalties for not wearing masks, or not "social distancing," impose penalties to be enforced by law enforcement, or even National Guard, for refusing to take a test? We have already seen SWAT teams storming beaches and places of worship
WHO and China have laid the groundwork for people to be taken from their homes when tested positive, even children. The orgy of exercise of arbitrary power made possible by the constantly reinforced climate of fear has made things possible that even a few months ago would have been unimaginable.
Just recently a top WHO official said: "Now we need to go into families and find out who's sick, and remove them, and isolate them"
Some believe coronavirus death figures have been boosted in different ways to increase the fear factor. In a shockingly under-reported scandal, New York Governor Cuomo has been accused by health executives of having "blood on his hands," after he forced COVID-positive patients into a nursing home, complete with body bags for the expected deaths. As dynamite a story as that is, crickets. The media seems only interest in steadily ratcheting up the fear. Now you can be immune but the virus mutates! But all viruses do that.
As fearful a climate as we live in, there are signs that the media is not done pumping up the fear. Now more child deaths are being vaguely , although a close study raises questions over whether those deaths are not in fact more strongly linked to prior vaccinations. This is something RFK Jr.'s Children's Health Defense talks about. If you think society has been hopelessly duped by the media and government to throw out all basic rights now, watch what happens they think their children are at risk.
Next up, mandatory vaccinations, if you want to work, travel, enter a grocery store, go to the dentist, get medical treatment, or get a haircut.
All over an illness which has been nowhere near as deadly as, for example, the 1968 Hong Kong Flu Pandemic (100,000 Americans,) during which no talk of door-to-door testing was ever mentioned, or the 1957 H2N2 virus pandemic (116,000 Americans.) Just months after the 1967-1968 flu pandemic, Woodstock was in full swing.
Top WHO official says it is time to take people forcibly from their homes.