So here’s a little factoid (hat tip Michael P. Senger on substack) you probably won’t hear from our friends in the mainstream media; largely because it puts the lie to the whole pandemic story. That would mean our overlords would lose the power they’ve usurped lo these past several years.
Anyway, a new study was released last week by our friend Dr. John Ioannidis. If you’ve been with me for some time you may remember that Ioannidis is perhaps the world’s foremost expert on all things epidemiologic. He is probably the world’s most cited doctor and he actually “studies scientific research itself”. Now this is a pre-print which means it hasn’t undergone “peer review” yet but since Ioannidis is THE data review guy, my money’s on him. And besides, as I have discussed before, a great deal of “peer review” isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on due to political and financial motivations. Ioannidis (and most of his co-authors on this paper) are from Stanford, not Mar-a-Lago so all you true believers can calm down.
In 2005 Ioannidis published a paper entitled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” in which he stated (my bold) “…it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.” Sound familiar? Just look back at the “science” over the past two plus years and how many hysterical, ignorant, illiterate, innumerate lemmings (and by that I am referring to “doctors” and “scientists”) parroted what everybody “knew” to be true about how we were all gonna die. Many are still doing it today. Imbeciles.
Ioannidis sounded the alarm in an article way back in March of 2020 entitled “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”. At the time, and for many months to come, the COVID infection fatality rate (IFR) was routinely advertised to be anywhere from 3% to 11% (or even higher). He now estimates in his latest study that COVID’s IFR, in the pre-vaccine era was under 0.1% for those under 70. Here’s a chart representing his findings created by Will Jones at The Daily Sceptic:
You will notice that for EVERYONE under the age of 70, the infection fatality rate was just under 0.1%, which is the same as any given flu season. Ioannidis previously published in a peer-reviewed WHO bulletin in late 2020 that Covid’s overall IFR was about 0.23% and later published another study lowering that estimate to an IFR of about 0.15%. Now it’s down to 0.1%. And remember, this is BEFORE the vaccine that doesn’t work came along.
This data clearly supports the assertions of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration; doctors from Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford who said in October of 2020 that we should re-open society (and particularly schools) and practice “focused protection” of high-risk populations, namely the elderly and the otherwise significantly compromised. For their efforts these three previously highly regarded researchers were vilified, called all kinds of names, and even suffered death threats. Even our old pals (who DEFINITELY follow the science) Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins (now former head of the National Institutes of Health) jumped all over them as discovered in emails they were forced to release through a Freedom of Information Act request. Collins to Fauci: “This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists . . . seems to be getting a lot of attention – and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt at Stanford. There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises...Is it underway?” Fauci back: “Francis, I am pasting in below a piece from Wired that debunks [the GBD].” So Anthony “I am science” Fauci pointed to an article in Wired magazine for the “devastating takedown”? That’s like using an article in “The Hobo’s Guide to One Can Meals” to “take down” the importance of the five mother sauces in the culinary world. Can these guys get any more pathetic? Sure they can. It's actual Michael LEVITT, not Leavitt, and he happens to be a biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University and a winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Sounds "fringe" to me. By the way, guess who was right?
To further my point on how stupid and incompetent and corrupt our “experts” like Fauci and Collins and Walensky and ALL the talking heads are, here’s a quote from my very first COVID post from April 2, 2020:
“If we then take the number of deaths (4,300) and divide it by a conservative estimate of cases (2,000,000) we get a fatality rate of 0.2% (two-tenths of one percent). While this number does indeed represent a fatality rate twice that of the seasonal flu (that would be the headline you would see), in real terms it still represents a risk of dying from COVID-19 of two-tenths of one percent. Nobody reading this would make the effort to cross the street to save two-tenths of one percent on their next purchase. And this number is based on an estimate of 2,000,000 infected people; that number could easily be much higher, which would lower the fatality rate even more.” Boy if I’m not careful someone might mistakenly think I know what I’m talking about. I also stated many times over the past two years that my risk of death from COVID (in the 50-59 age cohort) was about one-tenth of one percent and I wasn't concerned in the least with a one-tenth of one percent chance of dying. Gee, I’m not sure which is my best quality; my freakish intellect or my other-worldly good looks. No, my best quality is actually my humility. Yes, that’s definitely my best quality.
Now to be clear I am not diminishing anybody's death. As I have said many times, every death is a tragedy for some family, but the FACT is for 90% of the US population COVID was never a concern beyond perhaps catching a bad flu. And look what we allowed our overlords and "experts" to do to us. Don't forget schools and churches closed but pot shops and strip clubs open. Don't forget business and livelihoods destroyed. Don't forget the "othering" of friends and families. Don't forget TENS OF BILLIONS of dollars to drug companies for a product that actually helps few but probably hurts many. Don't forget ANY of it.
And I didn’t print my quote above to toot my own horn; in fact just the opposite. As I have said many times, I’m a nobody, but I can read and I can execute the four basic math functions pretty well. And even back in March of 2020 I was listening to people way smarter than me (including Nobel Prize winner Michael Levitt whom Collins referred to in his email to Fauci) who weren’t wetting their pants, who were not power-mad dictocrats, who weren’t financially motivated, but who were looking at the actual data and could tell even then that this pandemic was not what we were told it was going to be.
As time moves on I am confident we will find out that EVERYTHING we were told over the last few years concerning COVID has been a lie (we actually already know this). From the “wet market” origin to masks to lockdowns to vaccines; ALL of it. We have allowed the very fabric of civilization to be changed; and for what? A bad flu? Go ahead, let the name calling begin. But please remember to bring your data. Thanks.