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This Lockdown Reaffirms American Democracy is Dead

When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the following lockdown and shutting down of our economy was pretty much unanimous. Our politicians, media, and even the people all assumed that this was the best response. The economic consequences were ignored. To us, we believed a pandemic was far worse than economic fallout. Because we had never faced a pandemic like this before, our country responded in the worst way: through fear. It was cheered on by the politicians and the media, all whom had a lot to gain by the chaos that would ensue. As with any crisis, media ratings would go through the roof. Trends around the world indicate incumbent politicians almost always see their approval spike during a pandemic.

As usual, the people were fooled once again. The elite used their massive influence to fool the minds of the American people. This trend continues to reinforce that Democracy in America once again has no value. Whether it’s a democracy or a dictatorship, the elite will continue to govern.

Now, to the factual side of this situation. While the official death rate stands at roughly 2%, the actual death rate is much lower. The 2% figure comes only from the people that were tested for the Coronavirus; it takes out of consideration the people who weren’t tested or who were asymptotic. To compare, if we applied the same logic to the flu and only counted the people that were actually tested, it’s death rate would be 10% instead of 0.1%.

So then, what would the death rate of the Coronavirus be if we factored in everyone that wasn’t tested? There have been numerous studies that have put this into consideration, and they have discovered the death rate is not even close to 2%. It’s 0.1%, roughly. Does that ring a bell? Oh yeah, turns out that is the exact same death rate as of the flu.

There’s more. What also has to be put into consideration is the fact that the actual amount of Coronavirus deaths are being manipulated as well. The death count you hear on the news includes everyone that died with the Coronavirus, not of the Coronavirus. For example, if someone were to contract the Coronavirus and then die in a car accent, it would be considered a Coronavirus death. By the way, they don’t do this with the flu.

Once you put that into consideration, the death rate is most likely far lower than the flu.

Is a virus with a death rate lower than the flu worth it to shut down the entire nation? The obvious answer is no. But it gets even more ridiculous.

There is no evidence that the shutdown has actually prevented the spread of the virus. A study concluded that after taking out the variables of population, density, income, and gender, found no significant difference in how quickly the virus spread in areas that have not experienced a shutdown compared to those that have.

So why then, are our hospitals filling up? Why are refrigerator trucks coming to take away dead bodies? Despite what you may have heard, our healthcare system has not imploded. Nor has Sweden or Brazil’s, who’s economies have remained open. Deaths in March were actually down compared to the past four years.

It is clear why our leaders have initiated this lockdown. It is not to save lives. It is not to save our healthcare system, our doctors, or our hospitals. It is all about power. Period.

Historians will remember this crisis as the turning point for American supremacy. As our democracy is consumed by corruption, lust, and corporate interests, China is purging corruption at every level. Russia is rebuilding it’s economy. Brazil, despite pressure by media and local governments, is remaining open. Once foreigners dump US bonds (which will be sooner than later now that the debt to GDP ration from the recent stimulus has skyrocketed), the dollar will cease to exist as the world’s reserve currency. In other words, American supremacy will be over.

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JanetC
JanetC
April 27, 2020

LOL

Clarity
Clarity
April 27, 2020

Your country always responds with fear. The logic of your article is flawed. Allow me to explain. It is not the corona death rate that matters but the overall death rate if you want to evaluate if this is actually an issue worth of consideration. In March all deaths in NYC doubled, and corona had not peaked yet. Same goes for Milan Italy. Same goes for several other cities. In Bergamo Italy the overall death rate for March was 5 times the average of the 5 years before 2020. And for many places that is after limitations were imposed on… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Malcolm Harris
April 27, 2020

When you look at the leading causes of death around the world, it does seem as though the lockdown is a bit over the top. The leading causes of death in the US have been roughly the same every year since 2000. The CDC’s figures below are from 2017. So far there have been about 56,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US.

Heart disease: 647,457
Cancer: 599,108
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
Diabetes: 83,564
Influenza and pneumonia: 55,672
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,633
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Clarity
April 27, 2020

I don’t think we’re going to be able to eradicate the virus because researchers have already identified many strains. After all, while we can take a guess at the strain of human influenza that is likely to hit us in a given year, we haven’t been able to eradicate it. The recommendation is always to get a flu jab anyway because even if we don’t target the actual flu virus it will make less severe the effects of whichever one we do get.
SARS and MERS are both cornaviruses. https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-strains#1

penrose
penrose
April 27, 2020

And if this virus was a lab creation as some suggest, has the biological threat now taken over from the nuclear threat as the most potent form of warfare?

Will the whole world now be filled with “Preppers?”

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
April 27, 2020

I do wish that people would stop referring to the United States as “America”. There is no such country and no such place as “America”. There are two continents, which include the Caribbean islands, that are collectively known as “The Americas”. All inhabitants of South America, Central America, North America and the Caribbean islands are Americans.

Joel Walbert
Joel Walbert
April 28, 2020

Since when was America EVER a democracy?

Olivia Kroth
April 28, 2020

US democracy has been deader than dead for centuries. That ole foul corpse stinks!

Jan
Jan
April 28, 2020

Sources, please. What is the study he cites as showing the lockdown didn’t help reduce the spread of the virus?

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Jan
April 29, 2020

Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham

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