10 Things the Mainstream Media Should Have Told us about COVID-19 and Never Did

Posted originally on TrialSite New by Omar Khan January 12, 2022

10 Things the Mainstream Media Should Have Told us about COVID-19 and Never Did


Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

By Omar Kahn

Before diving into our decalogue, a little brush clearing is in order.

“Mainstream media” is now largely owned by clearly vested interests, influenced by advertising (overwhelmingly so by industry) and is far from a “public trust” in the sense it might have been perceived so in the past. Grant money intimidates “scientists.” And sponsors, advertisers and others govern what we might hear and see and perhaps therefore “think.” Subscribe to the Trialsitenews “COVID-19” ChannelNo spam – we promise

“Science” in terms of genuine research and the exploring, challenging, and expanding of hypotheses using evidence and replicable testing is far apart from “scientific conclusions” being touted in mainstream or even so called “academic” media primarily for behavioral and psychological influencing. 

The “science” politicians follow is the latter. And ambiguity is the enemy. Take “germ theory”, a hardy, apolitical postulate. If we mean “capable of causing disease” many mostly safe microbes get entered into the inventory. The list of those that always cause disease and are never harmless reduces us to a list of painfully few if any. This is the grand larceny at the heart of the PCR fiasco, where “presence” of microbes is broadcast, not actual “infection” which would be accompanied by symptoms.

So, the template we’ve been inundated with via media channels is more “magical” contagion, stoking hysteria, inflicting pointless measures that meaninglessly choke the human spirit. The UK modeling body SAGE (of Imperial College modeling shame), confessed via the Chair of their committee, Graham Medley in early December that they are explicitly ordered to produce worst case scenarios to enable political leverage. If accuracy was a key performance indicator, these eminent modelers would have been ceremoniously sacked, they might have been sued for outright fraud. And if applying the negligence criteria of US Tort Law, one shivers to think how to assess the ripple effects and catastrophic collateral damage.

We have a parody of “analysis”, incompetence coupling with arrogance, the laundering of data to justify decisions, dealing with people’s lives with a detached mania that beggars description. The role of media should have been akin to H.L. Mencken’s description of what his role was, “To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Instead, they perfected their servility and their PR skills.

Not Novel

The word ‘novel’ insofar as it relates to viruses would literally mean no pre-existing cross reactive partial immunity.  So, the diseases that accompanied Columbus to the Americas killed up to 95% of North and South America’s indigenous population.  That is what real ‘novelty’ does. 

Today when “novel” was affixed to COVID, contextually scientists knew that referred to a newly emergent strain.  The general public by contrast was invited to jump to the conclusion that this was an entirely new virus as when TB or influenza went to the Americas.  Scientists stayed unforgivably mum and brandished novelty in a slapdash fashion. 

This corrosive bit of wordsmanship, augmented by propaganda, innuendo, terrifying visual icons, produced a wave of fear so strong that people were irrationally lusting for a leaky jab to make them “safe” and were willing to coerce friends, neighbors and family members to similar extremes.  Countries like Canada, to our chagrin, have actually made acting on such incoherent misunderstanding mandatory.  

Back when we were being terrified by the collapsing Wuhanese on our TV screens, the Diamond Princess cruise ship sailed into view offering sanity and far greater serenity, had we only partaken of its lessons. 

The virus circulated freely on board what was essentially, inadvertently, a floating petri dish, and produced age corrected lethality of merely 0.025% to 0.625% (that’s a bad flu season).  The Spanish Flu ranged between 2% and 10%.  Only 26% of the passengers tested positive and despite being elderly 48% of those remained symptom free. 

So, the Diamond Princess was not a floating morgue from bygone eras as it would’ve been if any of our assumptions and the Chinese graphics had been at all accurate.  The only plausible explanation for that lack of deadliness is most people already having sufficient cross-reactive immunity from other coronaviruses or related pathogens. 

This data was publicly available by February 2020.  How, in the face of that, we launched “operation warp speed” to develop vaccines at the end of April 2020 eludes rationality.  So, our health authorities knowingly, opportunistically and cynically imposed lockdowns, lobbied to suspend life until we had vaccines, though it was clear from this and other examples that were soon evident (seroprevalence studies from Dr. Ioannidis of Stanford, for example), no apocalypse was forthcoming, and we primarily needed to avail of early treatment and to shield the vulnerable.  

Not Equally Lethal

Despite the charade of suggesting ‘no one is safe,’ there are vast differences between different demographics in terms of risk.  It is a highly discriminatory virus, in fact.  The people over 75 are an astonishing 10,000 times more at risk than those under 15, says Professor Mark Woolhouse, an expert on infectious diseases at Edinburgh University.  The median age of death globally has been 82.  The ‘pandemic’ (called that only because of verbal sleight-of-mind by the WHO in changing the definition away from lethality to simply rising cases), tracks normal mortality (average COVID age of death is higher than life expectancy) and so was materially different in terms of quality-of-life years affected compared to virtually any pandemic on record, especially from the Spanish Flu onwards, where the young were primary victims and clearly at heightened risk.  

Not only has there been no sustained global excess mortality from 2020 on, many regions have had record lows in terms of mortality, parts of Africa and Asia among them, Sweden has had negative net mortality for the last two years in aggregate.  Below the age of 70 without multiple chronic illnesses, there remains over a 99% chance of recovery.  

Children are at virtually no risk at all.  As demonstrated by Sweden where schools were kept open throughout, not only were there no deaths among the students, but transmissibility to teachers was virtually nil as well.  It was one of the safest and ‘unmasked’ working environments in the world. The impact on the young is of recent vintage, post “vaccination” 

From vs With

Death certificates proclaim a “COVID death” based on the mere presence of a positive test within 28 days of someone passing. Healthcare officials from the UK, Italy, Germany, and more are on record admitting to this practice. The US has even more egregiously said if C-19 “could have been the cause” there is discretion to tag the death as such, and insurance incentives for doing so. Dr. Ngozi Ezike confirmed in a press briefing in the US, that if you were in hospice with a few weeks to live, and “tested” COVID positive, you were listed as a COVID death. This flies in the face of any mortality accounting for any cause of death much less pandemic in historic memory, as none of those were pharma PR campaigns posing as public health.

Moreover, comorbidities galore compound this. Lombardy, after their hellish 2020 experience, published via their head of public health, statistics showing 99.2% of COVID deaths had at least one serious comorbidity, and only 12% could plausibly have been said to have, to some extent, died “of” COVID.

The pattern has held up around the world. The UK in October 2020 via the ONS reported less than 10% of the official death count ascribed to COVID, had it as the exclusive cause of death. 

Lockdowns are Incoherent and Self-Destructive

Never in history have we locked up the healthy. In the Middle Ages, before spread extended (or so it was hypothesized), a village may have been “locked down” and food delivered there, until the pathogen could spread, become endemic and those afflicted would no longer be carriers. It was a penal solution, even there, and never replicated. 

It was discouraged in every public health guideline through 2019, including WHO, US, UK, Europe and Australia. No new studies or evidence, much less randomized controlled trials, emerged to change the guidance. A few freakish, clearly contrived Wuhan videos, that seem laughably absurd today, were enough to overturn decades of medical research, guidance, evidence and wisdom…because it suited certain vested interests and power blocs.

Data has not been kind to this. First, virtually no transmission outdoors. Even the US CDC says, “less than 1%.” If so, why lock people in? Sunshine and fresh air are fatal to viruses, which is why the seasonality needle is what it is. Why deprive people of these? The two biggest comorbidities, as per the CDC, are obesity and anxiety. So we limit movement and channel 24/7 panic porn? Mindless and medically insane.

Unlocked down Japan, Florida since September 2020, Sweden throughout, have done no worse, and frankly much better in terms of all-cause mortality, age adjusted, than the lockdown havens, the US coasts, UK/France/Germany, etc.  

There is in fact strong evidence lockdowns kill more than the “virus” (with a 99%+ recovery rate for virtually everyone remember). Dr. David Nabarro confessed world poverty will have doubled by 2022, child malnutrition will have doubled. He pegged it, “This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe.” And self-inflicted.

Unemployment, poverty, suicide, deaths from deferred treatments (surgeries and screenings) will all stockpile the negative impact of this misguided attempt to “lock in” an airborne virus, which is incoherent at its core as Professor Risch of Yale has highlighted. Wave after wave rolls in seasonally making a mockery of our fact-free hubris here.

PCR Tests Don’t “Diagnose”

These were never designed to diagnose illness. It amplifies what is there, and does not tell you if it’s a strand, a fragment, viral debris or “live” infectiousness. It also throws off reams of false positives, particularly at higher amplification settings, and though we know the Ct (Cycle Threshold) settings should be below 28, jurisdictions set them as high as 35 (or higher), and there is no global standard to this date! 

This clearly shows we are not “diagnosing” we are simply “spinning” an illusion of runaway infectiousness with forebodings of lethality. And for the first time in medical history, we have redefined a “case” to be a “positive test” rather than the “presence of symptoms.” Even WHO has somewhat backpedaled on this, as it stretches credulity to a breaking point, but that “correction” is sequestered in the small print on their highly malleable website.

Chinese studies have shown the same patients can get two different results on the same day. The EUA of the original PCR test has been withdrawn now in the US, as they have finally admitted it cannot distinguish between influenza and COVID. These same tests precipitated an entirely fake whooping cough epidemic, reported on by The New York Times (back when it was still in the reporting business) in 2007.

A Portuguese court ruled PCR tests were unreliable and therefore inapplicable, the Swedes came to a similar conclusion. Way back in February 2020, the President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences said “The accuracy of the tests is only 30-50%.” Oh yes, a perfect basis for blowing up and quarantining the world.

Though Germany’s Robert Koch Institute says, “nothing over 30 cycles is likely to be infectious” and the Harvard School of Public Health confesses that reducing these amplification settings from 40 (staggeringly commonplace in key US States) to 30, would have reduced “cases” in some States by as much as 90%, we still march on with no global benchmark enforced. How can “travel” be sanely synchronized without this being the case?

Asymptomatic Malarkey

As per our ‘non-test’ 75-85% of ‘COVID cases’ experience no viral symptoms at all.  Ergo, how would you know the difference between the purportedly ‘asymptomatic’ and false positives?  There is no clear clinical evidence of asymptomatic spread, though WHO had to tap dance politically for ‘leaking’ the truth.

Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases unit, way back in June 2020 said, “From the data we have it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic individual actually transmits onward to a secondary individual.”  A JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) meta-analysis found less than 1% chance of asymptomatic infection within a household and it was unclear that this was not ‘presymptomatic.’  

A multimillion-person study in Wuhan failed to turn up even one credible corroborated instance.  Two of the world’s leading COVID care practitioners with overwhelming success, Dr. Peter McCullough from the US and Dr. Shankara Chetty from South Africa, both say they have not seen one credible instance in the thousands upon thousands of patients they have treated.  

Therefore, the simple remedy is to stop mass testing as we have no idea what the positive tests actually reveal if anything.  We should therefore focus on the symptomatic as we have throughout medical history when not propagating a narrative for profit or other sundry motives. Life would go back to normal tomorrow. And without these misleading “cases”, no one would know anything unusual was virally or pathogenically afoot in the world.

It’s Highly Treatable

Little enough to say here other than what Dr. Tyson has highlighted, COVID is a consortium of symptoms, and all of the symptoms associated with the different phases of the illness (viral, inflammatory, thrombotic) have abundant, efficacious, safe, on and off label treatments that would normally, and should now be, at a doctor’s discretion.  

Instead, shameful smear campaigns, fraudulent and later debunked ‘medical’ articles, complete disinterest in studying promising treatments, the inhumanity of the medical malpractice of telling doctors not to treat unless and if someone presents themselves at ICU, should, taken together, have been a megawatt medical scandal instead of being ‘rationalized’ by the sycophancy of the mainstream media.  The overwhelming beneficial results produced globally through early treatment in reducing COVID-related mortality to virtually zero, where applied, is still begging to be broadcast.  

Mask Stupidity

Dozens of scientific studies have shown that masks do nothing to stop the spread of respiratory viruses.  The size of the nano particles almost mandates the conclusion despite desperate attempts to flog studies into serving up some pittance of credibility for this symbolic, totemic mass compliance exercise.  The US CDC itself published a meta-analysis in May 2020 saying it found “no significant reduction in influenza reduction with the use of face masks.”  In fact, going back, there is the damning (and never factually contradicted) 2015 study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showing that cloth masks were penetrated by 97% of particles and likely increase infection risk by retaining moisture as well as via the ubiquity of repeated use.  

Globally, again, Sweden and Florida demonstrate, as does South Dakota compared to North Dakota, zero negative impact from the absence of mask mandates.  In Kansas counties without mask mandates had fewer COVID ‘cases’ than counties with them.  Breathing in your own waste, breathing in plastic microfibers which are said to be carcinogenic and getting insufficient oxygen, and the sheer lack of any rational benefit, are all reasons to push back zealously against this cult identity badge.  

The ‘Vaccines’ that Weren’t

As an historical benchmark, pre-2020 no successful vaccine against a human coronavirus had ever been developed.  Looked at soberly that record still stands.  However, we are alleging that we somehow made 20 of them in 18 months!  

Past attempts have created hyper sensitivity to the SARS virus which may be today why the booster race is on.  These mRNA ‘vaccines’ which claim to reduce severity or likelihood of serious disease, but which do not stop reinfection or transmission and inject spike proteins (which is precisely what causes damage via COVID) are better described as therapeutics.

When we say the ‘vaccines’ do not confer immunity or ward off passing the disease onto others, BMJ highlights that the ‘vaccine’ studies were never even designed to assess this.  The manufacturers themselves defined their products’ ‘efficacy’ as “reducing the severity of symptoms.” 

Moreover, instead of years of safety trials which have been the irreducible minimum in terms of medical practice, these ‘vaccines’ were developed and approved in less than a year.  They skipped early-stage trials altogether, and late-stage human trials have either not been peer reviewed or have not released their data. The overall safety trials will not even be done until 2023, and they have jabbed the placebo group since, so no control group is available, in a shocking departure from established practice.  And, of course, these vaccinatory harlots have been granted legal indemnity.  

And why is it not breaking news every day that under these conditions ‘informed consent’ as per the Nuremburg standard is completely unachievable and the push to inject these untested substances into children is nothing short of abominable?

The Truth is in Tatters

We have usually hoped that investigative journalists would be a wall of defense against illiberal and capricious propaganda fear induced by the state. But these barricades lie abandoned, as the media is financed by agenda toting patrons, and beguiled by access to elite circles. 

So egregious have the lies and betrayals been that even medical post mortems have been restricted so that deaths could be certified as COVID, amidst multiple comorbidities even in care homes without any formal diagnosis by a doctor.  In Europe and the US, we have seen a campaign of psychological terror with misleading stats marinated by behavioral psychologists gleefully disseminated by mainstream media puppets.  All roads led to ‘vaccines’ and boosters.  Thousands of avoidable deaths were apparently not too high a price to pay to denigrate cheap, proven interventions such as Ivermectin and HCQ.

And with recurring ‘vaccine’ failure the ultimate irony is that once jubilantly ‘vaxxed’ people suddenly found themselves classified as “unvaccinated” requiring regular boosters, all the assurances given to them earlier debased for profit.  

Orwell must be aghast at his prophetic prowess.   “Democracy” means following orders. It’s not “coercion” but if you don’t comply, we lock you up, fine you and keep you from working if you don’t follow our dictates. And who endowed us with this power? Oh, it’s for the “common good” as asserted by us. 

And the new talking points emerge, curiously in tandem. Trudeau asserts that “unvaccinated” are likely racists and misogynists, for daring to prize their physical bodily autonomy. Macron in France says this same constituency are “not really citizens”, thus spake the nutcase whose platform is funded in part by the tax dollars of some of these same “non-citizens.” And a grown man, leading a key European state, says he wishes to “piss them off.” The return of Robespierre? Oh, and Boris, who at least didn’t capitulate over Christmas/New Year feels obligated to intone any disagreement is “mumbo jumbo”. Apparently, that’s the case even if coming from the world’s leading researchers and epidemiologists or corroborated by the success of “low vax” Africa (less than 6% vaccinated) or the fast Omicron rebound of South Africa (27% roughly “vaccinated”). Oh, we should all aspire to the calamities and civil rights cacophonies of Europe (those attack dogs and batons were inspiring to every humanitarian surely at the recent protests in Amsterdam), with some of the worst results in the world in terms of “cases” and “mortality.”

So, time for us, to detach from the “mainstream”, lest we end up babbling nonsense like Supreme Court Justices in the US showcasing truly invincible ignorance. Lies are streaming incessantly. Time to take the reins of our own education. And when a gaggle of “leaders” start spewing divisive, unscientific nonsense, let’s listen to the guidance given by freedom fighters of old with highly contemporary resonance…don’t let the lies pass through you. Time to stand up and speak up and reclaim both sanity and civilization.

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