This month, several community leaders have expressed surprised to me when they found out that my family self-isolated during the “pandemic” earlier than just about everyone else. Given my opposition to masking and lockdowns, they seem to believe that I’m simply on “that side,” the one that always thought it was some conspiracy.
But instead, it’s not about preconceived politics, it’s simply pragmatism. Or what most people would call good ol’ fashion commonsense. And by the summer of 2020, it was clear that there was a good chance there was no pandemic at all.
So, if I originally believed that precaution was the best course of action, what changed my mind so quickly? And what keyed us into the more likely possibility that the pandemic wasn’t even real?
- From the beginning, officials were mixing in flu data with Covid-19 data
Putting aside the media’s desire to hype any possible calamity for clicks, one thing stood out to me in the initial months of the “pandemic.” And that was how official sources were dumping influenza data together and attributing all of it to coronavirus. Influenza-like illness (ILI); COVID-like illness (CLI); and pneumonia, influenza, or COVID-19 (PIC). Take a look at the official sources yourself.
Granted, there are very good reasons to lump data like these together when tracking illness. But it was immediately obvious to me that this could create a situation where it wasn’t fully clear what was happening. And despite scary videos from China, there was little actual reason to think there was a pandemic afoot at all.
- Covid-19 mortality data looked suspiciously like regular mortality data.
So, I made a prediction. And that’s how, if I checked the mortality data by age group, it would look like what you would expect in any given year. Meaning, very sick old people were dying like they always do. Again, this isn’t meant to be bulletproof, since a pandemic might take those demographics first.
But when I took a look, that’s what I more or less found, regular mortality data. On the one hand, you had officials, from medicine to risk analysis, freaking out that this could be the big one. And yet, there wasn’t much indication that anything was out of the ordinary, news stories to the contrary.
- Early evidence emerged that Covid-19 was with us in 2019.
Then we started getting reports, mostly ignored by the corporate media, that Covid-19 was found in sewage from 2019 and in different parts of Europe. It was also found in old samples from sick patients in Europe a good deal before everyone started losing their minds. Now, this should raise an eyebrow. If this first wave of ultra-deadly illness was on the way, why were we finding evidence that it had already spread across the globe the year prior?
- All officials stopped talking about lethality to focus on cases… even ones without symptoms. And even though it proved the opposite of what they were saying.
Every project seems to go through mission creep, the slow burn as a team loses sight of the original goal. And this is what makes so much of the politics around the pandemic so dangerous. Still, most people by now are aware of the “case-demic,” the pivot that experts of all types and the media did to distract away from the fact that they had probably been wrong from the start.
The moment I saw this happening, I knew that our other evidence was probably adding up quickly. And that it was unlikely there was a real pandemic. But amusingly, there’s a bigger lesson in this one. As officials hyped the number of growing cases, they were in actuality, highlighting that the mortality rate of the virus was coming down. And drastically. Think about it for a second, if you haven’t yet: more and more cases but less and less death showed how Covid-19 wasn’t more than a bad flu, at best.
However, when I presented this to several politicians, they seemed baffled that their evidence for the pandemic was just the opposite… that it was evidence that there was no pandemic in the first place.
- 2020 deaths were in-line with the historic norm. And suddenly, the flu completely disappeared.
So, I made a few more predictions over the summer. First, that there would be no uptick in global or national deaths, barring suicide, for the 2020 year. And that the flu would vanish from the face of the earth. Low and behold, both of these turned out to be the case. And yet experts and officials are still out hyping how we’re in the middle of a pandemic.
While they’ll insist that face masks were what got rid of the flu, there’s good evidence to suggest that’s also false. And even though I could go on about watching sick 80 year old men I know easily beat Covid-19, and other anecdotes, the picture is quite clear. When you compare the infectious mortality rate of Covid-19 to a regular flu season, given the original penchant of over-assumption to death yet the under-assumption to early global spread, you have what appears to be the regular flu or close to it. And when you add up all these together, it’s highly suggestive that there never was a pandemic. And there isn’t one right now either.
With that in mind, I find it much more likely that experts and officials did what they almost always do. And that’s playing a political game for their own benefit.
How long people will play along is, of course, yet to be seen.