A Journal of the Plague Year (62)

May 25, 2020

What’s this? Trump right again!? More liberal heads explode. Back in March, the well-known subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, the World Health Organization, was touting a 3.4% fatality rate for the coronavirus. At the time, President Trump was ridiculed by the usual suspects for doubting this, saying that it would probably turn out to be less than 1%. [here]

As more has become known about this virus and its effects, particularly the large numbers who suffer no ill effects, the CDC has revised its estimates of the fatality rate to….0.26%, barely different from a nasty flu.
But, now here’s what the CDC is saying about the fatality rate the coronavirus:

• 0-49 years old: .05%
• 50-64 years old: .2%
• 65+ years old: 1.3%
• Overall ages: .4%
According to the CDC’s current best estimate, the case fatality rate of the coronavirus is .4 percent. And that’s just amongst symptomatic cases, which, the CDC estimates, is 65 percent of all cases. This means the CDC estimates that the fatality rate for all infections across all age groups, symptomatic as well as asymptomatic, is approximately .26 percent.

Yoram Lass, the former director of Israel’s Health ministry, was interviewed by Spiked! Online . When asked why he called the general response to coronavirus world-wide, he replied:

It is the first epidemic in history which is accompanied by another epidemic – the virus of the social networks. These new media have brainwashed entire populations. What you get is fear and anxiety, and an inability to look at real data. And therefore you have all the ingredients for monstrous hysteria.
It is what is known in science as positive feedback or a snowball effect. The government is afraid of its constituents. Therefore, it implements draconian measures. The constituents look at the draconian measures and become even more hysterical. They feed each other and the snowball becomes larger and larger until you reach irrational territory. This is nothing more than a flu epidemic if you care to look at the numbers and the data, but people who are in a state of anxiety are blind. If I were making the decisions, I would try to give people the real numbers. And I would never destroy my country.

And Dr Max Pemberton, writing in the UK Daily Mail:

We will never have a guaranteed zero risk of infection — it’s crazy to think that’s a possibility. And what about all the other risks we happily take every day? For example, there were 1,870 road deaths last year, but that hasn’t stopped most people driving.
It’s time to get the country back on its feet, while maintaining social distancing and regular hand-washing — and protecting the most vulnerable.
It’s natural to be afraid, but we cannot let fear control us. We will most likely be living with this virus for a long time, so for all our sakes, let’s get back to some common sense normality.

And for a superb summary of the current zeitgeist from the Burning Platform:

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams


After observing the reaction of the America people, over the last two months, to a virus that will not kill 99.97% of them, I wondered how could a country created upon the blood and courage of patriot farmers and leaders who knew they would hang if their revolution failed, have degenerated into an infantilized nation of obedient slaves to un-Constitutionalized authoritarianism. It saddens me that a country borne by revolutionary means against an overbearing authoritarian monarchy has turned into a nation of bed-wetters curled up in their basements sucking their thumbs, begging government overlords to protect them from a virus.

I guess it shouldn’t be surprising after decades of government public school indoctrination where U.S. History facts have been usurped by feelings, diversity and gender agendas pushed by less than mediocre teachers. Government controlled education hasn’t taught children to think critically or question authority, but to obey rules and allow emotions to drive their actions. When multiple generations have been programmed to feel, rather than think, using panic and fear to make them do as they are told isn’t a difficult task. This pandemic reaction is a testament to their decades long propaganda and misinformation campaign. Rather than developing herd immunity the country developed a herd mentality.

A-men, brother.

Rebel Yell

Arran Gold

> … shouldn’t be surprising after decades of government public school indoctrination …

CA went from a land of rugged individualism to a very progressive state.

When it comes to reopening in the US there seems to be a divide between the red states and the blue states, with latter enforcing an extended shutdown. Posts like the one above allay fear and increase the likelihood that the blue states will reverse course and follow the red states. They should be encouraged to stay shut because of the sky is really falling and the impending doom from the second wave of infections thus committing economic suicide. This is a win-win scenario because all the little tyrants get to exercise their power, all the people in the blue states who have been begging for it will get it good and hard, and those in red states will be left in peace with greater strength.