Hugely useful of the scientific research and stats by Dr Gabriel Cousens
September 29, 2022•780 words
See this “Hugely useful (warning ~ and long!) summary of the scientific research and stats by Dr Gabriel Cousens (thank you Kate Palmer and Danica Apolline)
Putting together an understanding of the COVID-19 event with all the mass hysteria, misinformation, and hyperbole is not easy. In approaching this, I've tried to stick with statistics and published papers; however, I'm choosing not to footnote everything because this isn’t a doctoral thesis. I share here a list of facts that give us an ability to shape our own analyses. All these facts I’m presenting are backed by the scientific literature.
Statistical Inefficacy of Lockdowns:
There appears to be no difference in outcome between lockdown countries and non-lockdown countries. Research in comparing the two approaches did not find a significant difference in outcome. Non-lockdown countries such as Belarus, Sweden, Japan did equal to, and in some situations better, than lockdown countries.
In countries like the US and the UK, with lockdowns, the overall mortality is in the range of a strong influenza season.
In countries where social distancing was not enforced, the rate of mortality may have even been lower than countries with enforced social distancing. For example, in Taiwan, population 24 million, only 7 people have died. In Japan, population 121 million, less than 1,000 died. In Singapore, less than 12 have died, and in Iceland, 10 people have died.
Because of its low fatality rate, COVID-19 falls into the second tier of the 5-level pandemic plan developed by US authorities. Level-2 calls for only the voluntary isolation of sick people. Further measures such as face masks, contact tracing, school closing, distance rules, vaccinations, and lockdowns of entire societies are not recommended for this tier.
In May of 2020, Germany’s Bild newspaper wrote, “Lockdown was a Huge Mistake”.
JP Morgan’s actuarial showed that the longer the lockdown, the greater the death rate. They cite that where no lockdown, such as North Dakota, there are 5 deaths in 100,000. With a 30-day lockdown, there are 8 deaths per 100K. With a 40-day lockdown, there are 16 deaths per 100K. With a 50-day lockdown, there are 20 deaths per 100K. In lockdowns greater than 2 months, there are 32 deaths per 100K. The longest lockdown had 5 times higher fatality compared to the shortest lockdown duration.
In countries without curfews and contact bans, such as Japan, Belarus, Sweden, South Korea, and Taiwan, there was no increased mortality compared to those with curfews and contact bans.
Stanford professor and Nobel laureate in chemistry, Michael Levitt, points out that the lockdown didn't save lives but cost many.
Serious experts in virology and infectious disease and epidemiology, such as Stanford professor Scott Atlas, who said in an interview with CNN, “The idea of having to stop COVID has created a catastrophic healthcare situation.”
British Chief medical officer Chris Whitty stated, “There is no danger to the vast majority of the population.”
Professor Yoram Lass, former director-general of Israel's ministry of health suggests the lockdown measures have been disproportionate and represent a serious threat to hundreds of millions of people. He suggests that people have been intimidated and "brainwashed".
The German Ministry of the Interior, responsible for disaster protection, in a 100-page analysis on COVID management, described the pandemic as a global false alarm and that the collateral damage caused by the lockdown is significantly higher than the lockdown’s benefit and far exceeds the risk potential of the virus.
Professor Sucharit Bhakdi who founded the Association of Physicians and Scientists of Health, Freedom, and Democracy with over 16,000 supporters made a statement to the Federal Government and state governments to immediately and completely lift the COVID-19 measures. He is also the author of the book Corona – A False Alarm.
One of the world’s most renowned epidemiology experts, Johan Giesecke, former first chief scientist of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said, "Measures we should take against the pandemic should be evidence-based. When you start looking at the measures now taken by different countries, very few have a shred of evidence."
In perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic is less deadly than the 1919 Spanish Flu, the 1958 Asian Flu, and the 1968 Hong Kong Flu.
The overall deaths and hospitalizations have decreased although numbers testing positive have increased.
In general, there are over 250 experts worldwide who disagree with the governmental and international attempted enforced COVID-19 dogmas. For example, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons sued the FDA for “irrational interference of access to life saving hydroxychloroquine”. [June 14, 2020] In their lawsuit they say, “Hydroxychloroquine is the first choice in a study of 6,000 doctors in treating the coronavirus.” H/T Dyler Turden”-