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Man Who Created Coronavirus Lockdowns Now Admits They Were Useless

The British scientist who invented the society-wide lockdowns now admits that the whole thing was meaningless.

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The British scientist whose alarming predictions of coronavirus deaths and who invented the society-wide lockdowns now admits that the whole thing was meaningless.

Imperial College London scientist Neil Ferguson made the frightening predictions that millions would die from the virus in the U.S., but now that only 100,000 have died, he is admitting that the hysterical lockdowns might have been a bit over wrought.

Most of the world’s nations locked their people down, emptying schools and devastating businesses, all in fear that person-to-person contact would kill millions if they didn’t enforce this mythic “social distancing” policy.

But one country pointedly refused to lockdown. Sweden was one of the only western countries to ignore the lockdown policy. They left their economy purring along as normal and kept schools and universities running as normal.

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Surprisingly, Sweden did not have the massive numbers of deaths despite the alarmism fostered by statisticians and so-called virologists such as Ferguson.

Recently Furgeson was asked about Sweden’s numbers, and he sheepishly admitted that it isn’t nearly as bad there as he claimed it would be.

“It is interesting that adopting a policy which is short of a full lockdown – they have closed secondary schools and universities and there is a significant amount of social distancing, but it’s not a full lockdown – they have got quite a long way to the same effect,” Ferguson said of Sweden.

Per the Blaze:

Ferguson was asked to explain why there had been far fewer deaths from the coronavirus in Sweden than he had predicted. Sweden has seen more than 40,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 4,500 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University study.

“I think it’s an interesting question. It’s clear there have been significant social distancing in Sweden. Our best estimate is that that has led to a reduction in the reproduction number,” he explained, according to the Daily Wire.

“It’s clear that when you look at their mortality, they are not seeing the rate of decline most European countries are seeing,” Fergeson admitted.

So, we destroyed our economy for nothing.

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Twitter Now Banning Tweets from Official Government Scientists if They Differ with Twitter Dogma

Twitter is now banning tweets from official government scientists if their messages deviate from Twitter’s COVID dogma.

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Twitter is now banning tweets from official government scientists if their messages deviate from Twitter’s COVID dogma.

On Sunday, Twitter banned the tweets of Trump’s top COVID adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, who had tweeted that the latest research shows that mask-wearing is not very effective in stopping the coronavirus from spreading, NBC News reported.

Now, instead of Dr. Atlas’s tweet, users get a message that says, “this tweet no longer available.”

Per NBC:

The tweet in question, posted Saturday by Dr. Scott Atlas, read: “Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO: ‘widespread use not supported’ + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:’despite decades, considerable uncertainty re value’; CDC rvw May:’no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n’; learn why.”

In a follow-up tweet posted later Saturday, Atlas wrote: “That means the right policy is @realDonaldTrump guideline: use masks for their intended purpose — when close to others, especially hi risk. Otherwise, social distance. No widespread mandates.”

So, an actual scientist/doctor who is an official adviser to the government is not a “proper” source for the “experts” at Twitter?

Great.

So, can Twitter tell us who their in-house expert is, and what his education, certifications, and scientific standing is?

After all, Twitter is claiming to know more than Dr. Atlas, aren’t they?

So, what qualifications do they have to prove their standing?

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World Health Organization Suddenly Decides Lockdowns Don’t Stop Coronavirus

The WHO has turned on a dime and is now encouraging the world to stop using destructive societal lockdowns as a coronavirus cure.

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The World Health Organization has turned on a dime and is now encouraging the nations of the world to stop using destructive societal lockdowns as a coronavirus cure.

The studies are in, really, and they all show that these lockdowns have done little to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Worse, they have been more destructive in every other area and have been worse than the virus itself.

Now the World Health Organization’s (WHO) special envoy on COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro, is urging the world to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method.”

“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr. Nabarro said to The Spectator’s Andrew Neil. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”

Nabarro added that the lockdowns have thrown billions of people out of work, destroyed delicate tourist industries, and increased hunger and poverty across the world.

“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays,” he continued. “Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. … Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

So, the WHO has now gone from claiming that lockdowns are the only real way to stop the coronavirus, to saying the lockdowns have been worse than the coronavirus.

And liberals claim these people are the “experts” we should always follow?

Well, we have. Now look at the mess the world is in.

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Callous Commie Jane Fonda Says COVID-19 is ‘God’s Gift to the Left’

Joe Biden campaign surrogate and long-time left-wing activist actress Jane Fonda now callously insists that COVID-19 is somehow “God’s gift to the left.”

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Joe Biden campaign surrogate and long-time left-wing activist actress Jane Fonda now callously insists that COVID-19 is somehow “God’s gift to the left.”

In a recent video, Fonda employed garbled logic to say that the coronavirus that has killed 200,000 Americans is a beautiful thing because it makes Donald Trump look bad.

“I just think that COVID is God’s gift to the Left,” Fonda exclaimed. “That’s a terrible thing to say. I think it was a very difficult thing to send down to us, but it has ripped the band-aid off who [Trump] is and what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country.”

The actress, who is best known for giving material aid to our communist enemies during the Vietnam War, also said that COVID was a “gift” because it will let the radical left get its way with climate change policies.

“We are people who can help determine which way humanity goes. What a great gift,” she said rapturously, “what a tremendous opportunity, we’re just so lucky, we just have to use it with every ounce of intelligence and courage and wherewithal we have.”

“Hanoi Jane” Fonda was gleeful that the left could “harness the anger” to push its anti-American agenda.

The coronavirus has presented the world with more than a mere opportunity to enact hard-left political policies. Studies and statistics have suggested that the weight of the virus on people’s minds has driven them to drug abuse and subsequent overdoses, and even outright suicides.

In October, a report by the American Medical Association warned that COVID lockdowns have increased the use and abuse of opioids. The report found that up to 40 U.S. states have reported higher rates of drug overdoses.

Also, the death rates both directly from the virus and tangentially are only added to the economic destruction wrought by the lockdowns in nations worldwide. One recent reckoning of the loss claimed that the coronavirus has cost the world’s economy $3.8 trillion.

But it all sure makes Jane Fonda warm and mushy inside.

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Experts Discovering COVID Lockdowns Doing More Harm Than Good

Three medical experts have written a letter calling for a different approach to COVID-19 because, they say, the lockdowns have made things far worse.

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Three medical experts have cooperated on a letter calling for a different approach to the COVID-19 crisis because, they say, the lockdowns have made things far worse.

Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an epidemiologist at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a physician and epidemiologist at Stanford University, have written an address to the world’s government to say that studies are conclusive that all these lockdowns have had a disastrous effect on the world without doing much to beat the coronavirus.

The trio started their letter saying, “As infectious-disease epidemiologists and public-health scientists, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental-health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.”

They went on to insist that, “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health.”

The harm the lockdowns are causing are many and varied: “The results (to name a few) include lower childhood-vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular-disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health — leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.”

They then claim that keeping lockdowns in place until a vaccine is ready “will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

The three doctors also say that it is now know as fact that the virus affects older people at a high rate, but it is less dangerous even than influenza in children.

The letter continues:

The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. This is Focused Protection.

Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public-health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent polymerase-chain-reaction testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized.

The docs also recommend that schools and universities should be opened for business as usual.

Since the declaration was published, more than 2,000 public-health scientists and more than 2,000 medical practitioners have signed it, as have nearly 40,000 members of the general public. You can add your signature to the declaration online at gbdeclaration.org.

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World Health Organization Admits that COVID Not Really Worse than Regular Flu

The World Health Organization revised its data on COVID-19 and tacitly admitted that the “rona” is not really worse than the regular flu.

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Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised its data on COVID-19 and thereby tacitly admitted that “the rona” is not really any worse than the regular, seasonal flu.

WHO Executive Director World Health Organization said that his organization’s “best guess” is that about ten percent of the world — or about 750 million people — has been infected with the coronavirus. That does not mean that ten percent of the world is sick with “rona.” It only means ten percent have it in their system.

Of that, WHO claims that there have been one million deaths due to COVID. Now, we all know this number is inflated and way, way too high. But, let’s go with that number anyway, because even this inflated number makes the lie to the claim that COVID is a “pandemic.”

If we go with the WHO’s one million deaths, that puts the death rate at about .13 percent.

So, how bad is that compared to the seasonal flu. Pretty much the same.

According to the CDC’s numbers, the death rate from the seasonal flu has been an average of .13 percent since 2010.

Now, think about what this means. It means that we have treated COVID-19 as if it is wiping out half the earth’s population even as it is no worse than the average flu season which we have completely ignored for a decade.

Why did we lose our collective human mind over “the rona” when it is the same as the regular flu to which we have never cared to pay much attention?

This has been a fraud since day one. The lockdowns have been the greatest government policy error in human history.

Now, before you idiot liberals reading this lose your tiny hive minds, no one is saying that COVID-19 is a hoax. It certainly exists and for a tiny number of people it has been deadly.

But it is not so dangerous that we needed to lockdown the world to “stop” it.

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Lunatic Leftist Throws Hot Coffee on Non-Mask Wearer, It Does Not Go Well

A leftist lunatic in California threw hot coffee on a man who was not wearing a mask, but she soon regretted it.n.

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A leftist lunatic in Manhattan Beach, California, threw hot coffee on a man who was not wearing a mask, but she soon regretted her decision.

The woman and her boyfriend went out of their way to accost two men who were minding their own business sitting on a park bench outside. Neither of the men were wearing masks.

A video shows that the altercation was initiated by the leftist, buttinski woman and her snowflake boyfriend.

On the video you can hear the “Karen” saying, “Ya’ll need to be wearing masks.”

One of the maskless men was recording the incident and one of the two said that they lived in the area and added, “We don’t believe in this stuff.”

The other maskless man addressed the man who had accompanied the California “Karen.”

“What are you looking at me for? I didn’t say s**t to you,” the other maskless man hollered. “Get the f*** out of my face!”

Then, without warning, the woman splashed hot coffee on one of the maskless men.

But the man who had the coffee thrown on him wasn’t about to let the assault go unaddressed. He jumped up and gave the woman’s boyfriend a shot to the face!

“That was dumb,” the maskless man recording video said, adding “shouldn’t have thrown the drink in his face.”

The leftist pair soon began calling the police and tried to claim it was they who had been assaulted.

The call to the police did not go in the leftist couple’s favor, though. According to the Manhattan Beach Patch, the police made no arrests and ended the situation by forcing both parties to apologize.

This is how mentally deranged liberals are.

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Hundreds of Trump Supporters Gather at Walter Reed: ‘He Fought for Us, I Will Fight for Him’

Hundreds of Trump’s supporters have gathered to show their support since President Trump was taken to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday.

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Hundreds of Trump’s supporters gathered in Maryland to show their support since President Trump was taken to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday.

The national military medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, became the sport for many powerful displays of love and devotion that Trump supporters feel for their commander in chief.

So many feel that this is the first president in a generation who is fighting for the common, everyday American.

One black Trump supporter was particularly compelling in his support for Trump.

“I thought it would be important for me to come out here and to show my support for the president, and to show how much I love him and what he’s doing for our country,” the man said.

“He is fighting for America, for the American way. I’m American. I’m for the American way. That is why I am here today to show love and support for our president. And he’s been fighting for us. I’m going to fight for him,” the man concluded.

Hundreds of other supporters have been gathering on the sidewalks in the area toting Trump sign, flags, and Trump campaign gear, as well.

Breitbart News carried the video:

The outpouring of affection for this president is remarkable.

Later on Sunday, the president did a drive-by with his motorcade to wave to his excited fans and to show them that he was doing fine.

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