Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has moved the entire state into phase three of the COVID-19 recovery plan. All restrictions against restaurants and businesses are removed by executive order [HERE] and all local mask ordinances are nullified by the same order.
♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid or impede any business from operating.
♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid restaurants to operate below 50% capacity. Any local ordinances against these operational thresholds are nullified.
♦ No local mask ordinances shall carry any weight of enforcement.
♦ No COVID Fines or Penalties may be applied toward any individual or business operating in the State of Florida. (executive order)
The good news? If Trump wins, they won’t be able to stop that great awakening from spreading. Nor will they escape accountability.
COVID-19’s second wave will fail worse than the first. Politicians will use it to justify further tyranny now, but as the second wave recedes it will leave fully exposed the dark heart of evil that runs our lives. Our “leaders” will eventually rue the day they embraced totalitarianism.
If the answer to the title question is yes, the coming “second wave” is an “unexpected consequence” of the lockdown as we were told we’d be “safe” if we agreed to an aggressive response that included shutting schools, parks, and businesses down, quarantining the healthy, and following some sketchy safety guidelines.
Original COVID-19 models were critically flawed, producing alarming projections at odds with reality
We now know beyond any reasonable doubt that the original COVID-19 models were critically flawed, producing alarming projections at odds with reality. That panicked alarm, not the ignored reality, is what spread across the globe like wildfire, and in doing so created the “need” for a strong political response explicitly designed to “save” us.
The politicians who swallowed the COVID Kool aid, which is to say, all of them, leapt into action with liberty shredding decisions to shut down this, lock down that, and coerce abeyance with idiotic “safety” guidelines. Putting on a mask to enter a restaurant only to pull it off at the table, for example, makes no logical sense. It obviously isn’t about safety, which means it must be about the rule, or more specifically, the right to enforce the silly rule.
The entire political response—every rule, regulation, law, mandate, and guideline—was designed to save us from a false perception, not the underlying reality of a greater than 99.9% survival rate. Building solutions based on seriously bad information will always lead to “unexpected” consequences because the problem being solved doesn’t exist. This ignorance ensures policy failure, essentially guaranteeing harsh, negative consequences for us all.
If you prefer images, picture a surgeon removing the wrong limb as an example of bad information driving negative consequences.
First Wave Consequences, Second Wave Troubles
It is important to note that many of the first wave lockdown consequences were fully expected, and because of their ferocious impact, were initially sold as a short term, temporary solution. The politicians knew locking everything down would lead to massive job losses, personal and business bankruptcies, misdirected taxpayer resources, a loss of health services, which is a real health crisis, and a gross violation of civil liberties. They knew their decisions would hurt, yet they proceeded without hesitation. They knew then, and they know even better now. And yet?
The media’s second wave reporting has focused heavily on the recent rise in “number of cases” across the country, stoking fears on the assumption of a direct, causal relationship between cases and deaths. This thinking makes sense on the surface as deaths quickly followed the rise in first wave cases, but this case-death correlation doesn’t show up in the second wave statistics, an indicator the virus is struggling to find viable victims.
This hasn’t slowed the media’s frantic fear mongering in the slightest, and they continue to press the idea that further lockdown measures are a political necessity because we face another wave of viral massacre. However, if the second wave rise in cases is an “unexpected” consequence of the first’s mistaken lockdown, something that shouldn’t have occurred, then its value to the decision-making process is also suspect and should be reviewed.
So, is there any evidence that indicates the “second wave” is a negative consequence of misguided “first wave” lockdown policies?
The Data Damns Our Decision Makers
The first two charts compare Daily COVID-19 Deaths between lockdown UK and non-lockdown Sweden, which allows us to explore the impact UK lockdown policies had on deaths. The second two charts add the number of daily cases into the mix, allowing us to evaluate the relationship between cases and deaths for the UK and Sweden in both the first and second waves.
Although the UK and Sweden took different routes, the similarity between the lockdown and non-lockdown death curves is apparent, as is the inference that lockdowns had little effect on the lethality of the virus.
Now, let’s take a peek at the Daily Case numbers.
While Sweden’s decision to remain open delayed the peak of their first wave Daily Cases curve, the chart shows deaths peaked and began dropping long before the virus finished spreading at its quickest. The chart shows Sweden’s second wave arrived and departed between August and September without causing a respective rise in deaths. In fact, the Daily Death curve shows no upward bounce at all.
The UK’s Daily Cases, strangely enough, began climbing after their summer mask mandate. However, the “expected” rise in Daily Deaths failed to materialize.
- Lockdown policies did set the stage for a second wave.
- COVID-19 has lost its lethality and any rise in “second wave” deaths will likely resemble a ripple rather than a tsunami.
- The political/media complex want us to live in lockdown. (Evil a hard pill to swallow?)
News vs Fake News
Generally speaking, the purpose of “News” is to inform. It may enhance the value of that information by adding context related analyses but by and large, News occurs after the act has happened and does its best to bring perceptions in line with reality.
Conversely, because Fake News eschews reality, it must lead with a lie of desire rather than follow the truth of events. Its success is determined by how well it is able to convince people to believe things that aren’t true, such as COVID-19 being the worst viral bug since the early 1900s, and then exploiting that belief to force political action, which then “legitimizes” the Fake claim and fuels the next News cycle. From that point there is only one acceptable direction: Forward!
Belief is key, because once set it automatically protects itself by immediately rejecting contradictory facts and figures that would destroy it. How else can we rationalize mask mandates for populations with survival rates over 99.99%, like the 8 provinces not named Quebec and Ontario? How does the call to shut down schools and mask-up children comport with this report showing zero deaths, none, out of over 48,000 cases in US Universities?
The logical disconnect is obvious, but it still isn’t enough to unseat the Fake belief “we’re all gonna die”. This leaves us fearful and exploitable. Share some COVID-19 truths with a masker then sit back and watch. You will often see the alarm grow in their eyes as the cognitive dissonance sets in. Unfortunately, that alarm is typically silenced by rejecting the painful truth and ending the discussion.
Why are western societies across the globe teetering on the brink of totalitarian terror? Because Fake News, evil as it is, works! We either eliminate it from our lives or it will continue to eliminate freedom from ours.
The world really is in an existential battle between good and evil. The rioting, lockdowns, and hatred roiling the globe are not signs of a revolution so much as they are panicked signals the corrupt cabal running things is being systematically exposed. They will get uglier.
The good news? If Trump wins, they won’t be able to stop that great awakening from spreading. Nor will they escape accountability.
Or, do the vaccine manufacturers have a devious trick up their sleeves?
PART ONE: THE FAILURE
Peter Doshi, associate editor of the medical journal BMJ, and Eric Topol, Scripps Research professor of molecular medicine, have written a devastating NY Times opinion piece about the ongoing COVID vaccine clinical trials.
They expose the fatal flaw in the large Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna trials.
September 22, the Times: “These Coronavirus Trials Don’t Answer the One Question We Need to Know”:
Clinical trials are dead in the water
“If you were to approve a coronavirus vaccine, would you approve one that you only knew protected people only from the most mild form of Covid-19, or one that would prevent its serious complications?”
“The answer is obvious. You would want to protect against the worst cases.”
“But that’s not how the companies testing three of the leading coronavirus vaccine candidates, Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, whose U.S. trial is on hold, are approaching the problem.”
“According to the protocols for their studies, which they released late last week, a vaccine could meet the companies’ benchmark for success if it lowered the risk of mild Covid-19, but was never shown to reduce moderate or severe forms of the disease, or the risk of hospitalization, admissions to the intensive care unit or death.”
“To say a vaccine works should mean that most people no longer run the risk of getting seriously sick. That’s not what these trials will determine.”
This means these clinical trials are dead in the water.
There is no need to create a vaccine that prevents mild cases
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The trials are designed to show effectiveness in preventing mild cases of COVID, which nobody should care about, because mild cases naturally run their course and cause no harm. THERE IS NO NEED FOR A VACCINE THAT PREVENTS MILD CASES.
Now let’s go deeper. Read the next section from the Times piece, and then I’ll make comments.
“The Moderna and AstraZeneca studies will involve about 30,000 participants each; Pfizer’s will have 44,000. Half the participants will receive two doses of vaccines separated by three or four weeks, and the other half will receive saltwater placebo shots. The final determination of efficacy will occur after 150 to 160 participants develop Covid-19…”
Here’s how it works. The vaccine companies are looking for a total of 150 (mild) COVID cases to occur, combined, in the two groups; those receiving the placebo and those receiving the vaccine. How would that happen? The researchers believe ‘the coronavirus is spreading everywhere and it will pounce on some of the volunteers in the clinical trial.’
Let’s say that, during the trial, 100 people receiving the placebo develop mild COVID-19, and only 50 people receiving the vaccine develop mild COVID.
The vaccine companies would say, ‘We just proved the vaccine is 50% effective in preventing COVID, and that’s all we need to do, in order to win authorization from the FDA. Release the vaccine. Inject the world.’
The irrelevant outcomes for 150 people equal ‘let’s shoot up seven billion people.’ That’s staggering.
But it gets even worse. The magic number of 150 COVID cases? How is a COVID case defined? The authors of the Times piece have the answer:
“In the Moderna and Pfizer trials, even a mild case of Covid-19 – for instance, a cough plus a positive lab test – would qualify and muddy the results. AstraZeneca is slightly more stringent but would still count mild symptoms like a cough plus fever as a case.”
But wait. The NY Times itself recently published an article stating that up to 90% of US COVID cases could very well be false positives—-in other words, not cases at all. Why? Because the diagnostic PCR test, as it is performed by many labs, is too sensitive. It registers ‘positive for COVID’ when it shouldn’t.
So, in these vaccine clinical trials, the whole process of determining that ‘150 people developed COVID-19’ is completely unreliable, useless, absurd, and nonsensical.
Other than that, the clinical trials are perfect. Yes, perfectly ridiculous.
There is much more in the Times opinion piece, but I’ll leave it there.
“So the magic number is 150? That’s the number that will decide the immediate fate of the planet?”
“And these 150 people, who you say develop COVID-19…you really can’t confirm that because the definition of a COVID case is so vague and the PCR test is so unreliable.”
“And come to think of it, the people receiving the vaccine in the clinical trials could develop symptoms indistinguishable from COVID-19, as a result of the effects of the vaccine.”
“Yes, that’s right.”
“But you’re very confident in the success of the vaccine.”
“I have to be confident. If we’re exposed as incompetent frauds, our bottom line will take a huge hit.”
“Thank you, sir. And that’s tonight’s news. Make sure you take the vaccine, everyone. It’s vital. This is Fred J Clown, for CBS-NBC-ABC-CNN-FOX-PBS-AP-Reuters and all official news sources East, West, North, and South. The News, brought to you by Venom-X-2, a medicine that has only 463 adverse effects. Ask your doctor if Venom is right for you.”
PART TWO: THE DEVIOUS TRICK
Now I’m going to go over the vital information again, but this time I’m going to show you how…
The vaccine companies can use the fatal flaw in their protocol design to…
Actually win approval of their COVID vaccine.
Stick with me. This is big.
Only 150 people are needed to make the major clinical trials of a COVID vaccine look like a success.
Out of 30,000 volunteers in a trial, researchers are waiting for 150 people to “come down with COVID-19.” MILD cases. They assume this will happen because they believe the coronavirus is everywhere, and it’ll infect their volunteers.
Of course, their definition of a mild case of COVID-19 is meaningless. Cough plus fever, and a positive PCR test. The test spits out false positives like a rigged slot machine, and the visible symptoms could result from flu, polluted air, or too many candy bars.
Nevertheless, the researchers are waiting for a total of 150 people to “catch a mild case of COVID.” When that number is reached, everything stops.
Now comes the big moment. How many of those 150 COVID cases occurred in the group that received the vaccine, and how many in the group that received the placebo shot of salt water?
Let’s say only 50 COVID cases occurred in the vaccine group, and 100 in the placebo group. The researchers pop champagne corks. They say, “Look, the vaccine is 50% effective at preventing COVID, and that’s all we need to win authorization from the FDA.”
BUT suppose 70 cases occurred in the vaccine group and 80 in the placebo group? No good. No good at all. No way to call the vaccine effective.
Now comes the “reshaping of the data.”
HERE WE GO.
Vaccine Companies want success and money now. They want to win the race
The researchers say, “Wait. Thirty of the COVID cases in the vaccine group were REALLY just adverse reactions to the vaccine. They weren’t cases of COVID. You see, the vaccine can cause symptoms that are indistinguishable from mild COVID. Cough, fever, chills. ACTUALLY, there were only 40 cases of COVID in the vaccine group. Half as many as in the placebo group. The vaccine IS 50% effective. We don’t really need to wait until we have a total of 150 COVID cases. We’re good. We’re golden. We can get authorization from the FDA right now to shoot up everybody in America!”
Vaccine manufacturers HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG that they could pull this trick.
Why leave things to chance?
Why risk a few hundred billion dollars of profit on a random distribution of mild COVID cases among the volunteers in their clinical trials?
There is yet a further devious twist. The New York Times article I just analyzed torpedoed the vaccine manufacturers for designing their trial protocols to prevent MILD cases of COVID. Why?
Because no one needs a vaccine that can do that. Mild cases are not a problem or a threat. They cure themselves quickly. No vaccine is necessary in the first place.
BUT the definition of a mild COVID case is EXACTLY what the vaccine manufacturers needed. It enabled them to hatch a plan, to make sure they didn’t fail.
They could pawn off a MILD case of COVID on a vaccine reaction. They could fake that without causing ripples. The FDA would say, “The vaccine reactions aren’t serious. All right, no problem. We’ll approve this vaccine for emergency use.”
However…If the manufacturers designed their clinical trial protocol to prevent serious cases of COVID, they would be waiting to see 150 cases of really sick people to occur. That might never happen.
If it did happen, and the manufacturers had to pull their devious switcheroo trick and blame the vaccine for some of these SERIOUS cases…
They would have to tell the FDA that their vaccine was causing life-threatening pneumonia; and the FDA, under a lot of scrutiny these days, would find it very difficult to overlook that.
FDA: “We can’t approve this vaccine. It could cause a few million cases of dire pneumonia…”
The vaccine companies didn’t make a titanic stupid mistake in their protocol design. In gearing the protocol to prevent MILD COVID cases, they did what they did on purpose. It allows them to “reshape their data” and win FDA approval for their vaccine.
These companies have no intention of failing, starting over, and spending a year recruiting 30,000 new volunteers. They want success and money now. They want to win the race.
And they could win, if the truth isn’t known and shared widely.
(The link to this article posted on my blog is here.)
Armstrong Economics Blog/Education
Re-Posted Sep 25, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Mart, this is tearing my family apart. I can no longer even speak to my son. He is against Trump simply because he does not like him personally or his tweets. I try to explain this should not turn on those issues. This is a war for your future. My son will not listen and he will vote against himself and is too brainwashed to see the bigger picture.
ANSWER: I know of many people in the same boat. Even two of my business partners had ended all communication with their children. My partner, who died about 20 years ago, insisted I make sure everything went to his second wife and nothing to his children in the event of his death. These things are sad, but the brainwashing that has been taking place is thicker than even blood. It is very sad. But this is precisely what was carried out in East Germany. They deliberately tried to turn the children against their parents. That was a strategic tool of the left. This entire COVID-19 scheme is dividing the country. One father wrote in and said his son said all he cared about was taxes. They have no idea what their vote will mean in this election.
This is an agenda that is well organized, and it is a major effort as was the Communist Revolution of 1848 and then 1917/1918. People know about the Wiemar Republic and the hyperinflation of the 20s, but it was a revolution in Germany in 1918 that overthrew the government, even boldly asked Russia to come to absorb Germany so they could enjoy the Communist Utopia, that led to the chaos. People hoarded all wealth and converted to foreign currencies.
The idealistic fools who were brainwashed were left penniless. This is the fate of your son, sad to say. Those with any wealth, the older people, understood what was at stake. They prepared. The youth, believing in Utopia, suffered from hyperinflation. When the new currency was finally created in 1925, it was backed by real estate — not gold which had vanished thanks to hoarding.
Unfortunately, the youth are blind. Biden is a puppet. He will surrender the sovereignty to the United Nations and this is why they are fighting so hard. Michael Bloomberg is very evil. He is trying to pay all the fines, $20 million, of felons in Florida with the implication they will vote for Biden. I really do not want to live in a world where Bloomberg has any power whatsoever. The nice things will be to see Gates, Zuckerberg, and Bloomberg, among a long list of others supporting this new tyranny, will then become the targets are stripped of their wealth as the final phase takes place — nationalization of companies.
There is nothing you can do. They have been brainwashed. It is hard to bear. But we simply must understand that they are creating this new world and they will ONLY learn from experience. We cannot shelter them. To walk, they have to fall many times. This can be irreversible. Unless they see the error of their ways soon, then the split becomes permanent. The more you try to show them, the more they will not listen. That’s why it is so important to pay attention to what they are being told in school.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption
Re-Posted Sep 25, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Already, the FBI has recovered ballots for Trump that were discarded in Pennsylvania. They can even attribute some to specific people voting. The Republicans are already appealing Pennsylvania which is demonstrating how the Democrats are planning to try to win the election by fraud. Besides already being caught throwing away mail-in ballots for Trump, Pennsylvania has gone as far as to allow mail-in ballots beyond election day. If they need to change the results, they simply will stuff the ballots.
I warned back in February when Pelosi tore up Trump’s State of the Union Address: “The government has ceased to function.” Pelosi’s actions are simply unprofessional and they will already blame Russia if Trump wins in the real polls. I have been warning that “[o]ur model shows that 2020 will be the most violent political election since the 1960s.” We have nothing but violence and chaos and cities are no longer safe to live in between the police actions, protests, and lockdowns.
We can see that the Democrats have unleashed absolute hatred. For decades, if the person you did not vote for won, it was no big deal. We went about our lives. This time is different. The Democrats are working in tandem with this globalist agenda to subjugate all freedoms and impose dictatorial socialistic policies that will lead to civil war. Democracy is not about the majority oppressing the minority – but that is the way they see it.
Obama won the elections with only 51.1% of the popular vote yet these people act as if they have a mandate to oppress the remaining 48.9%. You cannot impeach a president without 2/3rds of the senate. Yet these people intend to convert the United States into a socialist Utopia if they get just 50.5%! This should be illegal. No politicians should have such power to alter the economy in this manner. This is the Supreme Court’s fault because it has never ruled on class discrimination.
Here we have Zuckerberg pretending to be an independent journalist and at the same time saying he will remove anything political, that is pro-Trump if in his personal view the elections go into chaos. They will, and he is part of the problem.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Conspiracy
Posted Sep 24, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Suffice it to say, Europe has been conquered according to VERY RELIABLE SOURCES, and as such, the main focus has been on subjugating the Anglo-Saxon countries. This is why we see absolutely ruthless activity on the part of politicians in New Zealand and Britain with the leader being Australia. Canada has already shut its borders and is seeking the same authoritarian rule and the US election is all intended to remove Trump. If they can achieve the removal of Trump, then their view is they will have conquered the critical part of the world and then turn to try to isolate China and Russia to impose their New Green Socialist Order.
Britain is moving in the same direction even under Boris Johnson, who is the greatest disappointment and is certainly no conservative. They are introducing a Tracing APP which will soon become mandatory according to sources. Ultimately, every time you are out and went to a restaurant and one person they show up, you are supposed to quarantine for 2 weeks. You step out the door and pass someone else, you must quarantine for 2 weeks. There is no way this is justified with a virus that was man-made and is no more deadly than the flu.
Despite judges coming out and saying what the madman of Australian, Daniel Andrews, is doing is illegal, he could care less. Why? He is carrying out an agenda to suppress the people and subjugate them because this is a major Marxist Revolution they have been using this virus to instigate, and then Climate Change as the excuse to completely alter the economy.
They have forced people to work from home as office buildings resemble some Apocolipytic Movie where humanity has been wiped out like Planet of the Apes. We are looking at deserted cities that will NEVER be able to recover. Nobody in their right mind would have done all of this simply to suppress a virus that is no more dangerous than the flu. These lockdowns are destroying the lower classes where they earn a living from the physical presence and cannot employ their labor from home. They are deliberately using these lockdowns to drive a bigger wedge between the classes.
The madman of Australia wants to imprison anyone who challenges him calling all dissenters “conspiracy theorists” but our mistake is to think this is just one politician who has gone insane with power. Andrews is showing the rest of the Anglo Saxon world what is coming just down the road. They need total suppression to pull this off.
The Communist Revolutions of 1848, series of uprisings against European monarchies, which began in Sicily and spread to France, Germany, Italy, and the Austrian Empire. They all ended in failure and repression and were followed by widespread disillusionment among liberals with the exception of France where they forced the change in government.
It was the Communist Revolution of 1848 which set in motion the migration to the United States. Migration to the USA has always increased as even a precursor to war in Europe. This major spike was the precursor to World War I which began in 1914.
This time, with this globalist agenda, there is no major place to flee to as the alternative.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Climate
Re-Posted Sep 24, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Hi Martin,
I wanted to comment about the blog posting ‘Fauci Belongs in Prison’. Having three children on remote learning by choice because we refuse to subject them to the draconian lockdowns at the school and mandatory mask requirements. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t Hitler say something like, “Forget about the adults, we want the children”, and those children turned out to be the killers in WWII.
Unfortunately, we have been able to witness the school’s systems brainwashing propaganda machine in action with our children. In the first week of school our son in middle school was tasked to watching videos with Fauci and Gates about masks, vaccinations, social distancing, etc. The same brainwashing machine was at work with our elementary school students, but it was being directed by the teachers. It is frightening to watch this in action!
My son loves to challenge the teachers with questions, with the information he also reads with me on your blog.
Keep up the awesome work, you are also getting the truth to our kids!
All the best,
REPLY: The schools have been deliberately engaging in this socialistic propaganda to serve this “greater good” with the same old story for the betterment of humankind. Another reader from Canada said their child was told that all the ice will be gone in 5 years and Russia will then invade Canada. This is indeed brainwashing on a major scale.
You Are correct that the entire Hitler Youth actually began in 1922. They banned the Boy Scouts in 1935 and the Nazi Youth adopted much of the same with hiking and camping but provided the indoctrination into the Nazi Philosophy which included racism. They groomed the youth to fight the cause.
This is exactly what the leftist agenda has been doing with our youth for the past two decades with intensity. They now count on them to overthrow Trump and then move to this globalist agenda supported by Climate Change that is for the greater good.