Why Covid-19 Is a “Strange Pandemic”


03-09-20 11:06:00,

Published: September 3, 2019

Why does covid-19 appear to be a somewhat strange pandemic? It is because of the covid-19 mortality profile, which is almost identical to natural mortality.

To better understand this crucial point, we first look at two other well-known pandemics: the 2009 swine flu “fake pandemic” and the notorious 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic.

The 2009 swine flu was a “fake pandemic” because in reality it was a rather mild flu that caused few deaths globally. It was labeled a “pandemic” in June 2009 only because the WHO had removed the requirement of “enormous numbers of death and illness” one month before. The pandemic warning then triggered a multi-billion dollar sale of rather useless and partially dangerous vaccines.

The 2009 swine flu strain was mild because it was somewhat similar to a flu virus strain that had circulated prior to the 1957 Asian flu pandemic. This meant that most people over 60 years – the main risk group – had already developed immunity against the new virus. And the virus simply wasn’t dangerous enough to seriously threaten many people younger than 60 years.

The 1918 “Spanish flu” virus, on the other hand, was a very dangerous virus that had a very different mortality profile. In addition to old people, it also killed babies and young children plus young adults between 20 and 45 years at very high rates (see chart at the bottom).

In contrast, the mortality profile of the covid-19 coronavirus is essentially zero for children and young adults and near zero below 50, before it begins to rise slowly and then very steeply above 70 and especially above 80, reaching extreme levels in nursing homes.

Thus the covid-19 mortality profile is almost identical to natural mortality. This doesn’t mean that covid-19 doesn’t increase someone’s risk of death – it absolutely does – but this increase is proportional to the pre-existing risk of death of the respective age and risk group.

The characteristics of covid-19 may have to do with the cardiovascular and immunological properties of the virus and they explain the high death rate in nursing homes (up to 70% of deaths), in people above 70 years (about 90%), and in Western countries in general.

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The Strange Case of Beirut’s Missing Port | New Eastern Outlook


18-08-20 09:02:00,


On the afternoon of August 4, 2020, two explosions occurred in Beirut’s port area. One was small, the other one left a crater 550 feet across and, according to most recent reports, over 100 feet deep, perhaps well over.

Reports on events have been the subject of a massive disinformation campaign, a massive censorship campaign and, as usual, rewriting history, science and physics to fit “alternative facts.” Here, President Donald Trump gets it right and sticks to his guns when challenged.

During a press conference regarding the event, President Donald Trump made the following statement:

“We will be there to help. It looks like a terrible attack.”

He was immediately attacked in the media, across the board, and mention of his answer was banned on Facebook as was the president’s remark. Then the next day in a press conference, President Trump “doubled down” on his answer:

Question: You called this an attack, are you confident that this was an attack and not an accident?

President Trump: “It would seem like it based on the explosion. I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel It was. It was not a…some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event.

This was a…seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would, but they seem to think it was an attack.

It was a bomb of some kind.”

That day, Secretary of Defense Mike Esper stated that he “believed” President Trump was mistaken. Within hours Secretary of Defense Esper walked back his statement. From CNN:

“Washington (CNN) Defense Secretary Mark Esper is downplaying any differences he had with the White House’s assessment as to what caused the deadly explosion in Beirut after his speculation that the blast was likely the result of an accident drew push back from the White House.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows went even further when asked about Esper’s assessment that the explosion was likely an accident, saying: “From Secretary Esper’s standpoint, he doesn’t know.”

On Tuesday, Trump said that he had spoken to some of ‘our generals’ and that they had assessed the explosion to be a bombing attack.”

The next day,

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Vivian Lee, The Strange Crash of Ukrainian Flight #752 in Iran – James Fetzer


16-01-20 11:10:00,

Vivian Lee

On the morning of January 8, 2020, a Boeing 737 crashed and left debris scattered over a wide area just minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. The Ukrainian International Airlines jet was en route to Kyiv, scheduled to land at Boryspil International Airport at 8 am local time. “Amateur” videos posted on social media led to the suspicion that the plane had been brought down by a missile over the city of Parand.

The first video, posted on Instagram by The Rich Kids of Tehran, was taken by someone who just happened to be shooting up at the totally dark sky at the very moment the plane appeared and was apparently hit by something, resulting in its crash in a flaming fireball when it hit the ground. This recalls the luck of the Naudet brothers on 9/11. The New York Times obtained a high-resolution copy of the Rich Kids video and “verified” it, whatever that means.

A second video was posted, filmed from a car that was driving in the direction of the crash. A third video showed the plane flying in from the right, proceeding on a downward trajectory, and exploding in a huge fireball upon impact:

A CCTV video turned up, reportedly showing the last moments of the jet, or what remained of it, exploding in a passageway between two walls, raining burning debris and leaving small fires on the ground. Other videos of small fires circulated in the media, suggesting widespread burning and destruction.

There were 176 people on board flight #752 according to Wikipedia, including 9 Ukrainian crew members and two additional Ukrainians. The other passengers included, by nationality, citizens of Iran (82), Canada (63), Sweden (10), Afghanistan (7), and Great Britain (3). According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was outraged by the situation, 138 of the 167 passengers were traveling to Canada. At least one Canadian passport was recovered, miraculously, and it seems likely that there are others. Just like the passports of four of the alleged hijackers on 9/11.

Canadian Passport. Image: Office of the President of Ukraine.

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