That was the somewhat bizarre headline in the Evening Standard yesterday as regards the entirely peaceful London demonstration to oppose the Government's Pharmacentric Covid19 "strategy", and oppose any mad ideas the Johnson administration might have about obligatory vaccination against an insipid Coronavirus pandemic.
The initial headline yesterday said 'hundreds' but the police said 'tens of thousands', so I fired a complaint at the Standard. I'd imagine many other people did the same, because for the later editions, they changed it.
It is odd, is it not, to see a once-respected British newspaper headlining that several thousand people gathered in Trafalgar Square purely to promote conspiracy theories. One wonders what the subs at ES have in their minds when they decide on such a line: what motives do they think those who don't trust Global pharma have in inventing something when the very ground we walk upon is littered wth their malfeasance?
Boris Johnson wrote the demonstrators off as "nuts", which is why - over at The Slog - John Ward opines that having obtained some form of Brexit, BoJo is now surplus to requirements.
In Berlin later in the afternoon, thousands gathered with the same agenda, and the EU media set was equally blasé in its formulaic use of 'conspiracy theory', 'covid deniers' and the general Establishment framing we have come to expect.
Just to reiterate: less than one hundredth of one per cent of Covid19 victims have died. It's mortality is restricted to 12% of the population, and going forward, management drugs are ensuring that 96/100 of these 75 years + survive. To lock down 100% of the economy in that statistical context was undiluted economic and medical insanity.
Demonstrators in London and Berlin were not hysterical fringe nutjobs in denial of Covid 19 and the value of genuinely tested, safe vaccination against serious disease. Of course Covid19 exists, but it is not a serious virus.
If the media want a conspiracy theory, they should ask why ALL the Western Establishments have rubbished Hydroxychloroquaine despite its proven efficacy.
The answer, of course, is that there is no Pharma profit in HCQ.
Follow the money.
This is a fascinating Vid at You tube on Jim Desmond's channel, in which one of Trump's inner circle tries desperately to "be fair" to Dr Fauci, but it shows how, right from Day 1 feisty Fauci was Bigging Up Covid, saying it would kill ten times more than influenza.
A this point, Dr Fausti was not in a position to tell a death-rate from a Greyhound bus ticket....but it didn't stop him mouthing off.
This isn't science, it's propaganda.
And don't forget, this is an election year, and Anthony Fauci is a card-carrying Cintonite Democrat.
In other "news", Democrat presidential nominee Sleepy-Joe Biden said in an exclusive interview with ABC "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir Friday that, as President, he would shut the country down to stop the spread of COVID-19 if the move was recommended to him by scientists. "I would shut it down, I would listen to the scientists," he said. Which, you know, is simply a more extreme version of the Covidiocy we have now.
Reviewing the facts here rather than the fairy tale, Biden would shut down 100% of the US economy to protect 18% of the population, 85% of whom in turn are economically inactive. It obviously takes a total switch-off to protect Silvers from Covid19, when existing management drugs are already ensuring a death rate below 3% even in the most vulnerable group.
As for the rest of the population, 99.1% will have mild symptoms not requiring hospitalisation, and around 0.0064% will die. Which is, um, 600 times fewer than '"scientist" Fauci told us.
That's what you get for paying attention to the scientists, Joe.
The rest of us are increasingly listening to the frontline medics and GPs who talk from wisdom rather than wallets.
If you're in London next Saturday, don't miss the gathering of Anti-obligatory vaccination speakers 12 noon in Trafalgar Square.
Don't bother looking for it on Search engines - pretty much all of them are blanking it.
There follows the text of an open letter to Dr Anthony Fauci sent six days ago by doctors working at the sharp end against Coronavirus.
The more serious allegations have been given emphasis by Covidisinfectant.com
August 12, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dear Dr. Fauci:
You were placed into the most high-profile role regarding America’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Americans have relied on your medical expertise concerning the wearing of masks, resuming employment, returning to school, and of course medical treatment.
You are largely unchallenged in terms of your medical opinions. You are the de facto “COVID-19 Czar”. This is unusual in the medical profession in which doctors’ opinions are challenged by other physicians in the form of exchanges between doctors at hospitals, medical conferences, as well as debate in medical journals. You render your opinions unchallenged, without formal public opposition from physicians who passionately disagree with you. It is incontestable that the public is best served when opinions and policy are based on the prevailing evidence and science, and able to withstand the scrutiny of medical professionals.
As experience accrued in treating COVID-19 infections, physicians worldwide discovered that high-risk patients can be treated successfully as an outpatient, within the first 5 to 7 days of the onset of symptoms, with a “cocktail” consisting of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin (or doxycycline). Multiple scholarly contributions to the literature detail the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine-based combination treatment.
Dr. Harvey Risch, the renowned Yale epidemiologist, published an article in May 2020 in the American Journal of Epidemiology titled “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to Pandemic Crisis”. He further published an article in Newsweek in July 2020 for the general public expressing the same conclusions and opinions. Dr. Risch is an expert at evaluating research data and study designs, publishing over 300 articles. Dr Risch’s assessment is that there is unequivocal evidence for the early and safe use of the “HCQ cocktail.” If there are Q-T interval concerns, doxycycline can be substituted for azithromycin as it has activity against RNA viruses without any cardiac effects.
Yet, you continue to reject the use of hydroxychloroquine, except in a hospital setting in the form of clinical trials, repeatedly emphasizing the lack of evidence supporting its use. Hydroxychloroquine, despite 65 years of use for malaria, and over 40 years for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, with a well-established safety profile, has been deemed by you and the FDA as unsafe for use in the treatment of symptomatic COVID-19 infections. Your opinions have influenced the thinking of physicians and their patients, medical boards, state and federal agencies, pharmacists, hospitals, and just about everyone involved in medical decision making.
Indeed, your opinions impacted the health of Americans, and many aspects of our day-to-day lives including employment and school. Those of us who prescribe hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin/doxycycline believe fervently that early outpatient use would save tens of thousands of lives and enable our country to dramatically alter the response to COVID-19. We advocate for an approach that will reduce fear and allow Americans to get their lives back.
We hope that our questions compel you to reconsider your current approach to COVID-19 infection.
Questions regarding early outpatient treatment
The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It
(It would be very helpful to have the graphs comparing our case fatality rates to other countries)
While previous questions are related to hydroxychloroquine-based treatment, we have two questions addressing masks.
As clearly presented in the McCullough article from Baylor, and described by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the efficacy of the HCQ cocktail is based on the pharmacology of the hydroxychloroquine ionophore acting as the “gun” and zinc as the “bullet,” while azithromycin potentiates the anti-viral effect. Undeniably, the hydroxychloroquine combination treatment is supported by science. Yet, you continue to ignore the “science” behind the disease. Viral replication occurs rapidly in the first 5 to 7 days of symptoms and can be treated at that point with the HCQ cocktail. Rather, your actions have denied patients treatment in that early stage. Without such treatment, some patients, especially those at high risk with co-morbidities, deteriorate and require hospitalization for evolving cytokine storm resulting in pneumonia, respiratory failure, and intubation with 50% mortality. Dismissal of the science results in bad medicine, and the outcome is over 160,000 dead Americans. Countries that have followed the science and treated the disease in the early stages have far better results, a fact that has been concealed from the American Public.
Despite mounting evidence and impassioned pleas from hundreds of frontline physicians, your position was and continues to be that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have not shown there to be benefit. However, not a single randomized control trial has tested what is being recommended: use of the full cocktail (especially zinc), in high-risk patients, initiated within the first 5 to 7 days of the onset of symptoms. Using hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin late in the disease process, with or without zinc, does not produce the same, unequivocally positive results.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, in a 2017 New England Journal of Medicine article regarding randomized clinical trials, emphasized there are situations in which it is entirely appropriate to use other forms of evidence to scientifically validate a treatment. Such is the case during a pandemic that moves like a brushfire jumping to different parts of the country. Insisting on randomized clinical trials in the midst of a pandemic is simply foolish. Dr. Harvey Risch, a world-renowned Yale epidemiologist, analyzed all the data regarding the use of the hydroxychloroquine/HCQ cocktail and concluded that the evidence of its efficacy when used early in COVID-19 infection is unequivocal.
Curiously, despite a 65+ years safety record, the FDA suddenly deemed hydroxychloroquine a dangerous drug, especially with regard to cardiotoxicity. Dr. Risch analyzed data provided by the FDA and concluded that the risk of a significant cardiac event from hydroxychloroquine is extremely low, especially when compared to the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients with high-risk co-morbidities. How do you reconcile that for forty years rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients have been treated over long periods, often for years, with hydroxychloroquine and now there are suddenly concerns about a 5 to 7-day course of hydroxychloroquine at similar or slightly increased doses? The FDA statement regarding hydroxychloroquine and cardiac risk is patently false and alarmingly misleading to physicians, pharmacists, patients, and other health professionals. The benefits of the early use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients with COVID-19 infection far outweigh the risks. Physicians are not able to obtain the medication for their patients, and in some cases are restricted by their state from prescribing hydroxychloroquine. The government’s obstruction of the early treatment of symptomatic high-risk COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a medication used extensively and safely for so long, is unprecedented.
It is essential that you tell the truth to the American public regarding the safety and efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine/HCQ cocktail. The government must protect and facilitate the sacred and revered physician-patient relationship by permitting physicians to treat their patients. Governmental obfuscation and obstruction are as lethal as cytokine storm.
Americans must not continue to die unnecessarily. Adults must resume employment and our youth return to school. Locking down America while awaiting an imperfect vaccine has done far more damage to Americans than the coronavirus. We are confident that thousands of lives would be saved with early treatment of high-risk individuals with a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin. Americans must not live in fear. As Dr. Harvey Risch’s Newsweek article declares, “The key to defeating COVID-19 already exists. We need to start using it.”
George C. Fareed, MD, Brawley, California
Michael M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, Pensacola, Florida
Donald C. Pompan, MD, Salinas, California
It is brutally clear from this open letter that these eminent practitoners accuse Fauci of serial lies and outrageous censrship to suppress use of an effective and cheap Covid19 management drug? They also cast aspersions on his motives in relation to both President Trump and the idea of a vaccine - which is specifically described as dubious at best for use against such a virus.
The Slog has also blogged vociferously against rigged drug trials in the UK conducted by Peter Horby, who also mysteriously preferred Remdesivir to HCQ, despite its lower success rate and far higher cost.
The Guardian took a snapshot of US deaths the day before yesterday, and declared that these showed the 'highest number of deaths from coronavirus in a single day since mid-May'.
Which is fine, except that yesterday, just four (4) people died of it there.
In India there were 31 deaths, in Pakistan 10, in Israel 4, Oman 12, Belgium 15....in Sweden 5, in Belarus 3 and the Netherlands 2.
The Daily Telegraph is emerging as Britain's only full-on MSM doubter of the advice given to the Government about the strategy for dealing with Covid19. Ross Clark, Jeremy Warner, Allister Heath, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and now Sarah Knapton have posted about data irregularities, unnecessary economic ruin and 'mind boggling incompetence'. involved.
Public Health England has officially admitted that the figures it gave for Covid 19 deaths 'are probably at least 10% higher than the reality". Better late than never, but too little too late....
Yesterday, the true extent of the problem emerged when PHE published a report showing that 3,664 people who had been included in 40,160 English coronavirus deaths did not have Covid-19 on their death certificate.
If you want a full record of Covid doubt going back to last April, it's here.
Since Monday, masks have been obligatory on the streets in many areas of Paris for all those aged 11 and over.
"All the indicators show that since mid-July the virus is again circulating more actively in the region," the police said, adding that some 400 people were testing positive for Covid-19 in the region every day, with the 20-30 age group particularly affected." [My italics]
Here again, some perspective is needed. We are talking about cases here. To your left is the graph on deaths in France:
As you can see, the mortality rate is as flat as a pancake. Yesterday, in a population of 65 million, fourteen people died of Covid19. Based on now exremely quantified data, we can rest assured that probably none of these deaths were in the 20-30 age group.
But that doesn't hold back the "authorities":
"We are in the early stages of a rebound in the epidemic," warned Nicolas Péju, deputy director general of the Île-de-France ARS, "The massive and real increase in the number of tests is not enough to explain the evolution of the situation.....over the last two weeks, there has been a 60% increase in PCR screening in the region, but at the same time, a 140% increase in the number of cases."
And the number of deaths were.....? Um, we're not told
400 cases of Covid19 per day - with no deaths - is my idea of good news: for the natural immunity will keep building, and there will be little or no increase in funerals.
But on the basis of 0.000022% of the population dying, the personal right to walk mask-free in France's capital city has been removed.
If you don't regard this as an historic example of incompetent public servants following deranged medical advice, then there really is something wrong with you. And if you can't see (a) the alarmism in that ridiculous public statement and (b) the likely economic consequences of creating such baseless fear, then I think you need serious help with the entire business of coping as an adult.
It really is beyond belief.
You don't think the economic consequences matter?
The UK lockdown obliterated jobs at the fastest pace since the financial crisis eleven years ago : nearly a quarter of a million employees — 220,000 — lost their jobs between April and June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). And the downturn that followed Lockdown is ongoing: an ONS analysis of tax data shows that the number of UK payroll employees fell by 730,000 between March and July....a truly mindblowing statistic taking us back to Weimar Germany in the early 1920s.
As Europeans, we are nonchalantly tossing away the right to walk around in the fresh air without being harangued by mobs afraid of little more than their shadows.
We cannot allow the public wealth to be sacrificed on the altar of minor public health issues.
Please feel free to express your opinions, but avoid dictatorial assertion and personal abuse.