“ RUSH: Wait just a second. This is not some indiscriminate, minor little miscalculation. This may be one of the primary bits of evidence why the country should never have been shut down. Asymptomatic, meaning the number of people who have it and never know it because they do not suffer any symptoms. For those of you, that’s what asymptomatic means. And what this is doing is lowering mortality rate by a huge number, and particularly in certain demographics, like younger people, the mortality rate among that demographic is even less.
But this was something that, you know, testing, it was hard to reveal. Now they’re starting to figure it out. But it’s just more evidence that the Draconian shutdown has not been nearly as necessary. It has been devastating. We’re looking at unemployment levels to the tune of the Great Depression.
Let me get to the phones. Rob in Long Island. I’m glad you waited, sir. You’re next. It’s great to have you here with us. Hi.”
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“ The coronavirus infection fatality rate is lower than initially predicted, perhaps similar or even lower than the seasonal flu’s 0.1 percent for some segments of the population, a couple of doctors confirmed in testimony before a Senate panel on Thursday.”
“ 1969 Life continued as normal,” said Jeffrey Tucker, the editorial director for the American Institute for Economic Research. “But as with now, no one knew for certain how deadly [the pandemic] would turn out to be. Regardless, people went on with their lives.”
Which, he said, isn’t all that surprising. “That generation approached viruses with calm, rationality and intelligence,” he said. “We left disease mitigation to medical professionals, individuals and families, rather than politics, politicians and government.”
“ In fact, the PHA says wearing a face mask increases the odds of the wearer touching his or her face. “The virus can gather in the mask and when you take it off, the virus can be transferred to your hands and thereby spread further,” Sweden’s state epidemiologist Dr. Anders Tegnell told SVT.
“Face masks can be effective against larger free-floating particles [connected to air pollution], but nothing suggests that they help protect you from airborne viruses,” Tegnell said.”
“ Johan Giesecke, the former chief scientist for the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has called Ferguson’s model “the most influential scientific paper” in memory. He also says it was, sadly, “one of the most wrong.”
With all of his influence, it’s not surprising British media are making a great deal about Ferguson being forced to resign from the government’s virus advisory board yesterday after revelations he had violated lockdown rules he had championed in order to conduct an affair with a married woman. Ferguson admits he made an “error of judgement and took the wrong course of action.”
Ferguson’s hypocritical violation of his beloved lockdown was the least of his errors in judgment. His incompetence and insistence on doomsday models is far worse.”
“ Partners in Health lists George Soros’ Open Society Foundations as an official partner, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Partners In Health lists Open Society Foundations on its 2015 annual report as a supporter to the tune of $1 million or above, along with the Gates Foundation. Chelsea Clinton serves on Partners in Health’s Board of Trustees, according to its 2019 annual report. ”