Friday, May 22, 2020

Covidocracy News....

1- UK tests reveal 17% of Londoners have COVID-19 antibodies
The UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, says sample testing has shown that approximately 17 percent of London's population now have COVID-19 antibodies.

The government has been criticized for its lack of testing across the country but has stepped up its efforts in recent weeks after setting a target of carrying out 200,000 tests a day by the end of May.

Part of that process has included sample antibody testing in different regions of the UK to produce an estimate of the number of people who have contracted the virus.

With a population of 8.9 million, the data mean roughly 1.5 million Londoners have had the disease during the crisis and produced antibodies that will fight the virus if they encounter the disease in the future.

2- Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts
Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to develop coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.

The chief scientist brought on to lead the Trump administration’s vaccine efforts has spent the last several days trying to disentangle pieces of his stock portfolio and his intricate ties to big pharmaceutical interests, as critics point to the potential for significant conflicts of interest.

The scientist, Moncef Slaoui, is a venture capitalist and a former longtime executive at GlaxoSmithKline. Most recently, he sat on the board of Moderna, a Cambridge, Mass., biotechnology firm with a $30 billion valuation that is pursuing a coronavirus vaccine. He resigned when President Trump named him last Thursday to the new post as chief adviser for Operation Warp Speed, the federal drive for coronavirus vaccines and treatments.

Just days into his job, the extent of Dr. Slaoui’s financial interests in drug companies has begun to emerge: The value of his stock holdings in Moderna jumped nearly $2.4 million, to $12.4 million when the company released preliminary, partial data from an early phase of its candidate vaccine trial that helped send the markets soaring on Monday.   

Ms. Canter, a former ethics lawyer in the Obama and Clinton administrations, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies, pointed out that GSK’s vaccine candidate with Sanofi could wind up competing with other manufacturers vying for government approval and support.

“If he retains stock in companies that are investing in the development of a vaccine, and he’s involved in overseeing this process to select the safest vaccine to combat Covid-19, regardless of how wonderful a person he is, we can’t be confident of the integrity of any process in which he is involved,” Ms. Canter said.

In addition, his affiliation with Medicxi could complicate matters: Two of its investors are GSK and a division of Johnson & Johnson, which is also developing a potential vaccine.
Moderna has already received nearly $500 million from the government to help scale up production.
Oh, there’s Moderna, again.  Fauci's darlings

3. From Yaya: Fighting Disinfo is one thing, but ...

Dr. Peter Gøtzsche, former head of Cochrane [Wiki], expelled after publishing this book.
You can, however, read his article: Corona: an epidemic of mass panic

(The sad thing about the book is that it apparently can only be read with something like Amazon's "Kindle". It would be interesting to find out why.)

You can read more about Dr. Gøtzsche at the blog of Dr. Malcolm Kendrick who states:
  • ...when an organisation that I had a lot of time for, the organisation now known as Cochrane, which used to be the Cochrane Collaboration, loses its way, one wonders if the lamps truly are turning out across the world. Perhaps never to be turned on again.

4.  Corona: An epidemic of mass panic- March 21/20

By Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche
Almost everyone I talk to, lay people and colleagues (I am a specialist in internal medicine and have worked for two years at a department of infectious diseases) consider the Coronavirus pandemic a pandemic of panic, more than anything else.
On 8 March, I published in the BMJ about this. I wrote: “What if the Chinese had not tested their patients for coronavirus or there had not been any test? Would we have carried on with our lives, without restrictions, not worrying about some deaths here and there among old people, which we see every winter? I think so.”
The WHO estimates that an influenza season kills about 500,000 people, or about 50 times more than those who have died so far during more than 3 months of the Coronavirus epidemic.
I also wrote: “Is it evidence-based healthcare to close schools and universities, cancel flights and meetings, forbid travel, and to isolate people wherever they happen to fall ill? In Denmark, the government recommends cancellation of events with over 1000 participants.”
Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do. No such draconian measures were applied during the 2009 influenza pandemic, and they obviously cannot be applied every winter, which is all year round, as it is always winter somewhere. We cannot close down the whole world permanently.
Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time. But remember the joke about tigers. “Why do you blow the horn?” “To keep the tigers away.” “But there are no tigers here.” “There you see!”
The harms include suicides that go up in times of unemployment, and when people’s businesses built up carefully over many years lie in ruins, they might kill themselves. The panic is also killing life itself. John Ioannidis’ article from 17 March is the best I have seen so far: “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data.”

5. Suicides on the rise amid stay-at-home order, Bay Area medical professionals say

Medical professionals at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California have revealed their experiences in the hospital's trauma center after mental health took a nosedive amid lockdown.
Dr Mike deBoisblank told ABC 7 News: 'We've never seen number like this, in such a short period of time. I mean we've seen a year's worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.'
His colleague, nurse Kacey Hansen, has worked at the medical center for 33 years and has never seen so much 'intentional injury'.
'They intend to die. Sometimes, people will make what we call a "gesture". It's a cry for help,' she added.


  1. Just a couple of links, Penny. Hadda park 'em somewhere. I'm not ready to do a blog post yet. Lazy or tired, not sure which.

    Ontario man petitions grocery stores to require shoppers to wear face masks


    The Globe and Mail asks Trudeau government for more bailout money


    And now, a touch of sanity:
    Professor Sunetra Gupta, Oxford: the epidemic is on its way out

  2. – The Face Mask: A Powerful Symbol of COVID Oppression –

    A few weeks ago face masks were said to be useless and even dangerous against COVID-19. Now, people are urged to wear them and some cities are making them mandatory. Was this complete 180 made for health reasons? Or to create a specific social climate?

    ” A person wearing a mask is a startling sight that affects us on a visceral level. It instantly triggers our deeply-rooted fear of illness and death. It unconsciously raises our brain’s stress and anxiety levels while alerting us of impending danger. Each masked face is a reminder that things are not normal, that we should be afraid, and that we are still looking for outside forces to save us.

    On a human level, the mask dehumanizes the people around us. How can we relate and associate with other people if we cannot tell if they’re smiling or not? How can we connect with other people if we can only communicate using muffled words through a piece of cloth? We can’t. Quite to the contrary, the mask says: Stay away from me, I don’t trust you.

    What about the children who are growing up in this climate? They are being “groomed” into believing that this new normal is … normal. ”


      Excerpt from my May 13thpost

      "Masks were rejected due to their ineffectiveness- Yet “masks for all” is still promoting their use.? We can ascertain it's not to for disease prevention, since they acknowledge masks fail in this regard. So we have to ask why they persist in advancing the cause? It seems to me the real reason is provided in their point number 3

      "Third, wearing masks is a collective declaration that a serious disease requires that the behavior of the entire population must change."

      The new normal with a visual prop. A theatrical prop.

      "Third, wearing masks is a collective declaration that a serious disease requires that the behavior of the entire population must change."

      Aha! Wearing masks will be a collective mass declaration that the behaviour of the entire population must change. It's going to be part of a mass global psychological operation courtesy of Covid-1984. A virus. We humans have lived with viruses as long as we've walked the planet.
      There has never been a need for collectively altering the behaviour of entire populations because of their presence. "

      and yes it is a symbol of oppression. One that the masses are begging to wear.


  3. Arevordi @ Heralding the Rise of Russia wrote a big extensive piece about Covid

    Lots and lots to read there

    I left a two part comment below for him.

    Arevrordi "Don't become a victim of their fearmongering and don't turn into a mindless zombie. Be cautious, but don't panic. Worry more about what they are trying to do with the economy than about the virus itself"

    To which I’d add think about how they are attempting to alter the very fabric of society.
    To damage/destroy our innate human nature - which is social and our ability to communicate in a face to face manner with one another.
    The CIA paper of note did a promotional piece on a strange group promoting "masks for all"

    What else is being altered is our ability to join together and work for our own interests, against the elites.
    What else is being altered is our ability to join together and work for our own interests, against the elites.

    Arevordi “ I am not implying here that the Covid-19 pandemic is a hoax. I am not saying that the virus does not exist.”

    On some levels it is a hoax, but, on other levels it is not. I’m sure there is some type of virus that is sickening people.

    Arevordi “the said virus is NOT as lethal or deadly as they want you to believe”

    That’s already well known, though not widely covered, reported or paid attention to

    “the historic pandemic we are living through today is manufactured, in that it was intentionally created by special interests and it has a number of overlapping, International/Global agendas behind it.”

    Good way of putting it. Though it’s not really that historic. There have been many pandemics in the past. Including in the not so recent past. 2009's swine flu was a “pandemic”

    “We are therefore seeing a "spike" in the official number of infections in the United States and elsewhere NOT because the virus is quickly spreading or gaining strength as we are told to believe but because the Covid-19 virus has been circulating around society for a long time, and because they only recently started doing large-scale testing for it. It is only natural that with more testing more Covid-19 cases will be revealed”

    It’s the distortion caused by the testing, measuring, counting. However you want to describe it.
    The fact that one can test for this specific virus, doesn’t suggest there is necessarily more of it. It simply means it can be measured in a way it couldn’t before

    I talked about this with another blogger geofish ( retired geophysicist)

    “I don't think anybody appreciates the distortion caused by new, more sensitive measurements.”

    And yet it's so obviously distorting that people should notice, except they don't think about it.

    “But is the fatality rate for Covid-19 really that high? Let's take a closer, more rational look.”

    Common sense should inform us that the fatality rate is not that high because we don’t have the true numbers of covid patients.

    Recently a doctor here in Ontario, Canada wrote an oped about this very issue

    “ This figure implies that for every 100 COVID-19-positive Canadians, seven will die. That number, which has major implications for how we proceed, is highly misleading for one simple reason: the denominator is deeply flawed.”

  4. Wow, to the report of the man who fell and hit his head but “corona virus” was a contributing factor? Did the virus trip him? Throw a banana peel on the ground? How absurd is that?!

    Coroner: The primary cause of the man’s death was a head injury from a fall at home, but that the virus was listed as a contributing factor to his death:

    Regarding the massacres in the elder care/long term care home. My personal thought is these were acceptable losses. I also believe there was malfeasance in the actions undertaken by the varying governments. I mentioned the New York, California, Italy situations at my blog, it’s now being reported the exact same scenario played out in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
    The sick, including with Covid 19, were moved out of the hospitals and into the long term care homes

    Arevordi in italics again “Why are they not counting/reporting Influenza virus deaths on a daily basis? Why are they not covering the rapid spread of the Influenza virus around the world on a 24/7 basis? Why are they not producing heartrending news reports on individuals that have tragically died as a result of the common flu? Why hasn't the Influenza virus (the killer of over half-million people this year as everyone seems to agree) been called a "dangerous global pandemic". “

    Because there is a vaccine. Actually several of them. And if attention was drawn to the influenza pandemic that ravages the globe yearly then the masses would be much more aware of the failure of the vaccine in preventing influenza. It’s that obvious

    What’s going to allegedly save us from Covid-1984? A vaccine, of course.

    I’m going to continue reading but thus far you’ve put together an excellent report.