Before the lockdown started in the United States, we knew that the average age of death of “coronavirus” in Italy was 80.
We had similar data from China, showing that this virus is primarily only deadly for the very old.
Everything we have learned since then has borne out the truth that healthy and/or young people have virtually no risk of death from this virus. In other words, it is exactly the same as the flu. As I have argued, it is simply a strain of the flu.
The American Centers for Disease Control is being extremely cagey about death data in the United States (which is ironic, given that the US government is accusing China of doing that). We do not have clear data on the average age of death, or the existing illnesses of the people who die. If you couple this with the fact that the CDC has ordered hospitals to record virtually all deaths as coronavirus deaths – even without testing – then you have an extremely murky situation with regards to the actual data.
Stanford professor Dr. John Ioannidis has drawn the same distinction I have drawn: that there is a difference between dying of coronavirus and dying with coronavirus.
As we’ve seen in Italy and China, in a virus hotspot, the majority of hospital staff ends up infected with the virus, meaning that nearly everyone who is admitted to the hospital ends up infected. So if someone is in the hospital dying of cancer, they are going to be infected with the virus. And if they die of cancer in the hospital, their death will be recorded as a coronavirus death.
The CDC is smart to keep most of their data closed, because when people see the hell that this lockdown created, they are going to be angry at the people who pushed this hysteria, and if the government has high numbers to show, they are going to be in a better position to explain themselves.
However, many countries are not so smart with their data. The British National Health Service recently released data showing that over 90% of people who died had existing medical conditions. While the number one condition was heart disease, which indicates obesity, the number two was dementia, which obviously indicates extreme age.
This number of 91% having existing conditions is lower than that of Italy, where over 99% had existing conditions.
I think at this point, everyone understands that what we are talking about when we talk about the lockdown is a strategy to try and keep the very old alive for a few more months, and I would like to speak to that.
I try to keep my personal life, in particular my family life, off of this website as much as possible, but I would like to share the fact that I have a grandma currently living in an assisted living facility. She is in her 80s. She is the person that I have loved more than anyone else, and I have to say that it has been horrible to see what has happened to her. She cannot remember any of us, she does not know where she is, and there is all of the other horrible stuff that goes along with that.
I have come to resent the modern medicine that is keeping her alive. There is no joy in seeing someone you love like this.
I am opposed to the Death Panels that the Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has promoted, because I believe it would be lunacy to give the government permission to kill people. However, the reasoning behind allowing the old to die rather than using science to keep their bodies alive when their minds are long gone makes sense to me, and I think that probably, allowing families to make the decision to put someone with extreme dementia on a deadly morphine drip should be legal.
Even if it was legal, however, most people would not have the nerve to do it. So, for the old people, and for the families, the flu season can be a blessing.
I say all of this because I don’t want people to think that I’m being heartless when I say that I don’t care if old people die. The fact that we are doing this lockdown under the premise of “saving the lives” of people in their 80s, even if it actually worked, and even if it didn’t collapse the economy and kill many more than would die of the flu, would not truly be an act of charity.
These people who are screaming “we have to save lives” might not have had the experience of having an elderly relative. I don’t really understand how that is possible, but the very strong feelings that these people have about protecting the elderly seem to indicate that they don’t actually understand what it is like for a human being to live into their 80s.
I am not heartless. I understand that people love their grandmas. I love mine more than words could ever communicate. But these bodies of ours are fragile, they get old, and they stop working. Whether they stop working because of the flu, or because of cancer or heart disease, it doesn’t really matter. There is nothing noble or good about trying to keep people alive forever, and the fact that so many people are prioritizing this is extremely strange to me.
Taking away the future of children so that people in their 80s can have a few extra months of sad confusion, and then claiming that this is morally good, is not something I am able to grasp.
Maybe a part of it is simply the godless nature of our society. I know very well that my grandma will be seeing Jesus when she gives up the ghost.
The fear of death, even the fear of death among the very old, seems to be a disease created largely by atheism.