So if you’ve been sentient at all over the past couple of months, you surely “know” that our hospital system here in America is being pushed to the breaking point due to the coronavirus and we as a nation are on the precipice of complete societal collapse and Mad Max is just around the corner. Worse yet, for reasons not quite clear, the virus in its current iteration dressed up as the Delta variant, seems to have an appetite for the youngins’ and has gone “all in” in “targeting” them. And we MUST PROTECT THE YOUNG!!! I mean grandma, we must protect grandma (that’s it isn’t it?) No wait, the “young” are the ones who are magically now being “targeted” by the ‘rona while coincidentally at the same time being the same group waiting with baited breath to be “eligible” for the world-saving vaccine which must be injected into your children to protect them against a virus from which they stand zero risk of harm. Yes, that’s it. I’m back on track now. Anyway, not really a lot of commentary needed in this one. Here are some headlines to refresh your memory in case you’ve forgotten (as always caps mine):
“Many Hospitals With NO BEDS LEFT Are Forced To Send COVID Patients To Cities Far Away”
“American Hospitals BUCKLE Under Delta, With I.C.U.s Filling Up”
“Kids sick with Covid are FILLING UP children's hospitals in areas seeing spikes”
“The number of kids hospitalized with Covid in the U.S. hits a RECORD HIGH”
“TWICE AS MANY kids in hospital seriously ill with virus in second Covid wave than first”
And so on and so forth. Now there’s a lot to unpack today and even I probably wouldn’t read a 10 page paper on the topic so I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible. Let’s start with some actual data shall we? That’s always fun.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with around 5,500 hospitals reporting (out of about 6,100 total in US), about 76% of US hospital beds are in use but only 12.47% of all available hospital beds in the US are currently occupied by COVID patients. That means more than 60% of hospital beds are full of patients with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer; with a significant portion of those maladies due to lifestyle “choices” those people have made, often for decades. So why are we treating those “irresponsible” people? I’ll address this in a post coming soon.
Anyway, these figures, again, are from HHS, not from “Death Cult Members Weekly” or some other “alternative” data source, so these figures are as legit as you’re going to get for those who question from whence my data comes. So let’s all get our bloomers out of a knot and realize 12.5% hospital bed use is NOWHERE NEAR the perception you acquire from reading mainstream media PANIC PORN like the headlines above. Ok, moving on.
In a piece published in The Atlantic (again, not exactly “Science-Deniers Gazette”) on September 13, 2021, the headline reads “Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning” This is referring to, perhaps not surprisingly by my headline, how we count hospitalizations due to COVID. Here are some quotes from the piece:
“But a new, nationwide study of hospitalization records, released as a preprint today… suggests that the MEANING of this gauge can EASILY BE MISINTERPRETED - And that it HAS BEEN SHIFTING over time.”
“The federal government requires hospitals to report EVERY PATIENT WHO TESTS POSITIVE for COVID, yet the overall tallies of COVID hospitalizations, made available on various state and federal dashboards and WIDELY REPORTED on by the media, DO NOT DIFFERENTIATE based on severity of illness…But there are many COVID patients in the hospital with FAIRLY MILD SYMPTOMS, too, who have been admitted for further observation on account of their comorbidities, or because they reported feeling short of breath. Another portion of the patients in this tally are in the hospital for SOMETHING UNRELATED to COVID.”
“For two separate studies published in May, doctors in California read through several hundred charts of pediatric patients, one by one, to figure out why, EXACTLY, each COVID-POSITIVE CHILD had been admitted to the hospital. Did they need treatment for COVID, or was there some OTHER REASON for admission, like cancer treatment or a psychiatric episode, and the COVID diagnosis was MERELY INCIDENTAL? According to the researchers, 40 to 45% OF THE HOSPITALIZATIONS that they examined were for patients in the LATTER GROUP.”
In another study, researchers “…analyzed the electronic records for nearly 50,000 COVID hospital admissions at the more than 100 VA hospitals across the country…the study suggests that ROUGHLY HALF OF ALL HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS showing up on COVID-data dashboards in 2021 may have been admitted for ANOTHER REASON ENTIRELY, or had only a MILD PRESENTATION of disease.”
“But the study also demonstrates that hospitalization rates for COVID, as CITED BY JOURNALISTS AND POLICY MAKERS, can be MISLEADING, if not considered carefully…this study suggests that COVID hospitalization tallies can’t be taken as a simple measure of the prevalence of severe OR EVEN MODERATE DISEASE, because they might inflate the true numbers by a FACTOR OF TWO…‘As we look to shift from cases to hospitalizations as a metric to drive policy…’ referring to decisions about SCHOOL CLOSURES, BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS, MASK REQUIREMENTS, and so on, ‘we should refine the definition of hospitalization. Those patients who are there WITH rather than FROM COVID DON’T BELONG IN THE METRIC.’”
From the actual research paper itself: “With widespread vaccination, the current definition of COVID-19 hospitalizations includes PROGRESSIVELY MORE MILD OR INCIDENTAL DIAGNOSIS, for example, cases identified prior to surgery or prior to discharge, rather than hospitalizations due to severe COVID-19.7 Other recent studies similarly found that current definitions of “COVID-19 hospitalizations” combined with routine, and often mandatory, screening testing of all admissions may SUBSTANTIALLY OVERESTIMATE the number of hospitalizations caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection.8, 9 In a pediatric population, 41% of reported admissions associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection were for REASONS OTHER THAN COVID-19”
In another piece published on NYMagazine.com in May: “The reported number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, one of the primary metrics for tracking the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, was GROSSLY INFLATED for children in California hospitals… found that pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 were OVERCOUNTED BY AT LEAST 40%, carrying potential implications for nationwide figures.”
In one study: “…the authors concluded that 53 of them (or 45 percent) “were UNLIKELY to be caused by SARS-CoV-2.” The reasons for hospital admission for these “unlikely” patients included surgeries, cancer treatment, a psychiatric episode, urologic issues, and various infections such as cellulitis, among other diagnoses. The study also found that 46 (or 39.3 percent) of patients coded as SARS-CoV2 positive were asymptomatic.”
“In the second study, at the fifth-largest children’s hospital in the country, out of 146 records listing patients as positive for SARS-CoV-2 from May 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, the authors classified 58 (40 percent) as having ‘INCIDENTAL’ diagnosis, meaning there was NO DOCUMENTATION of COVID-19 symptoms prior to hospitalization…47 percent, as “potentially symptomatic,” which was defined as when “COVID-19 was NOT THE PRIMARY REASON for admission for these patients, and COVID-19 alone DID NOT DIRECTLY REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION without the concomitant condition.”
“But the studies provide a critical retrospective look at how the REPORTED pediatric COVID-19 hospitalization rates AMPLIFIED THE IMPRESSION of the true extent of the virus’s impact on children. Moreover, the findings arrive as parents have begun vaccinating children under the expedited ‘emergency-use authorization’ against a virus that, these findings suggest, poses a DRAMATICALLY LOWER incidence of pediatric hospitalizations than the data have shown thus far.”
“Stefan Baral, an infectious-diseases epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins, wrote in the British Medical Journal about the risk-benefit calculus of vaccinating children against a disease that poses a ‘VERY LOW likelihood of severe outcomes’ to them, which, he argued, means it DOES NOT MEET the definition of an “emergency.”
“Scientific and MEDIA REPORTS THAT INACURATELY PORTRAY THE RISK of COVID-19 to children can DO HARM by alarming parents and providing justification for ongoing restrictions to in-person education and other programming.”
So take this information as you see fit. But once again it appears that the mainstream media is lying to us as to who is really “overrunning” the hospitals and how bad this thing is for kids. Am I saying COVID isn’t real? No. But am I saying it’s nowhere near as bad as you think you “know” it is because you watch mainstream media coverage? Yup. Stop listening to the “experts” and mainstream media talking heads. They do not have our best interests at heart.