The Pandemic that Wasn’t
William de Berg [Original at JamesFetzer.org]
Many have argued since its inception that COVID-19 was not the pandemic that governments and medical establishments and the media have led us to believe. The COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in early March—still the best controlled COVID-19 data—was the first telling sign: over 3000 passengers tested, 712 found COVID virus positive, 13 died. The case-fatality rate of 1.8% was higher than for influenza but lower than for SARS or MERS. But, limited medical treatments were available during the ship outbreak and the median age of passengers was in the mid-60’s, so that the age-adjusted risk of COVID for the general population would be less than 0.05%–in the normal flu range. Then, in October Genevieve Briand of Johns Hopkins published research (since retracted without cause by the university) that showed there were no excess deaths in the United States in 2020, with most COVID death attributions the result of classifying other sources (principally heart disease) as COVID.
It is easy to argue this or that with projections and assumptions and statistical manipulations, but as the saying goes, “one cannot cheat death”—or death tolls. One either dies or does not. Although all death rates from 2020 are still provisional, some nations have reported officially an increase in “excess deaths”—presumed to be from COVID-19 or the social and psychological damage caused by the lockdowns—while others have reported no change. Many large nations around the world reported no or few excess deaths in 2020—China had no increase in its 2020 death rate, while some large provinces in India such as Kerala actually reported lower 2020 death totals. The United States initially reported a provisional death count of 2.9 million at the end of 2020 and no excess deaths, but then strangely raised the toll to 3.34 million by March even though the CDC has a disclaimer that provisional death numbers are not expected to change by more than 2% (<60,000).
As has been pointed out by Briand and many others, the “pandemic” was in large part a reclassification of cause of death, promoted by world and national health agencies and hospitals, which were paid extra for COVID-19 diagnoses. In the United States, for example, everything from heart disease to pneumonia to the normal flu and even gunshot fatalities were attributed to COVID in 2020. Did some individuals die exclusively because of exposure to the coronavirus? Undoubtedly, but less than 10% of presumed COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Were lots of indirect, non-COVID-19 deaths (e.g., suicides) elevated because of the lockdowns? Absolutely, especially in nursing homes where up to half of all COVID-19 deaths occurred and where elderly were deprived of family visits and support and proper medical treatments. But did these cause a spike in deaths or life-insurance premiums for the average person? The evidence to date is that it did not (see Swann video link).
So, if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t what it was cracked up to be, one can presume that there was, at a minimum, a conspiracy of government officials, the media, and the medical establishment (tied to Big Pharma) to push the COVID pandemic charade on the public. Indeed, a leaked document provides proof of such a conspiracy in one large Western nation—Germany. But why? For one, there has been an enormous transfer of wealth worldwide from poor nations and individuals to mega-rich elites in the West since the “pandemic” notion was promulgated. There has also been a dramatic loss of personal and public freedoms in much of the world as well—AKA the “Great Reset”–thereby tightening the grip of the elites. One of the end-goals of all this COVID fearmongering clearly was to vaccinate most of the world’s population, whether because of the hidden content and purpose of the vaccines (genetic engineering?) or because of vaccination controls (i.e., passports) that further enslave the general public.
A funny thing happened on the way to the “Great Reset”, however. The number of people in the United States willing to get injected with a COVID vaccine leveled off in mid-March and fell precipitously in late April. The vaccine supply is more than adequate, so the decreasing interest in vaccinations is a sign that the unvaccinated remainder of the American population (overwhelmingly below the age of 50) has finally begun to fear the vaccines more than COVID itself. This is not surprising since there been over 10,000 reported deaths and serious injuries due to the vaccines in the US alone, and even the WHO questions both the concept of vaccination passports and the long-term effectiveness of the vaccines.
Based on the recent trend, far less than half of the American people will be vaccinated in the end— essentially voting with their jabs, or lack thereof. If a majority of the American people—after a year of intimidation and propaganda, including fake stories about mass graves in Central Park in New York City and large waiting lines at hospitals, and COVID-roulette parties—reject the elites’ offer of vaccinated salvation in favor of non-vaccinated damnation, this throws a big monkey-wrench into the elites’ machinations going forward. One cannot restrict the access of the majority of the population to employment, air travel, and dining and other services without serious economic and social consequences.
Ultimately, the outcome of the battle for tyranny versus liberty boils down to the balance of fear. As so aptly put by John Basil Barnhill in 1914, “When the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.” That a majority of the American people reject getting vaccinated against an over-hyped viral pandemic, promulgated for nefarious reasons by American government and world elites, offers hope that liberty may yet prevail in the COVID war.
William de Berg is the pen name of an American scientist and author of four conspiracy/truther fiction novels: Serpent and Savior, White Spiritual Boy, Divided We Stand, and Shield Down.
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