A summary from March 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on humans are a matter of ongoing intense study. It is generally very mild, but for the elderly and infirm it can be fatal, especially (it is suspected) in the case of a high initial dose. Containing it is a serious challenge because it can be asymptomatic but still infectious.
- 1 Diagnosis / PCR tests
- 2 Statistical Method
- 3 Case fatality
- 4 Inflation of Statistics
- 5 Incubation period
- 6 Infection
- 7 Reinfection?
- 8 Treatment
- 9 "Emergency situation in hospitals" propaganda
- 10 Prognosis
- 11 Mutations
- 12 Related Quotations
- 13 References
Diagnosis / PCR tests
The clinical presentation is that of a respiratory infection with a symptom severity ranging from a mild common cold-like illness, to a severe viral pneumonia. It is therefore indistinguishable from influenca, which also typically causes pneumonia in the last days of life in the elderly. The common suggestion for diagnoses is "to get a PCR test". These tests have their own problems, see citation and below. The Australian government has released statements for health professionals on their website regarding PCR tests in March 2020:
The extent to which a positive PCR result correlates with the infectious state of an individual is still being determined.
There is limited evidence available to assess the accuracy and clinical utility of available COVID-19 tests.
These statements still remain unchanged in September 2020, so all the reporting about case rates is as unreliable as the tests are. Which tests are used and the and the current estimate of their reliability is never (or only on the rarest occasion) included in the reporting of the commercially-controlled media, or mentioned as a factor at all.
Celia Farber who knew and interviewed Kary Mullis the inventor of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology/test says, that Mullis did not agree that the PCR test can reliably be used as a diagnostic tool. According to Torsten Engelbrecht and Konstantin Demeter was the intended use of the PCR to apply it as a manufacturing technique, being able to replicate DNA sequences millions of times and not as a diagnostic tool to detect viruses. Declaring virus pandemics based on PCR tests can end badly as was described by Gina Kolata in her 2007 New York Times article Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t.
In order to estimate how dangerous a virus is, the total number of people who got in contact with that virus has to be compared to the group of people who got ill from it. Instead of reporting this important ratio the commercially-controlled media reported as a "case" when someone was antibody positive (a measure if someone had contact with the virus). Therefore, the increasing number of tests carried out corresponded to and were reported as increasing number of cases. This is, obviously, fraud as several scientists and medical doctors have pointed out. 
A former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (Mike Yeadon) says “there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.” The “Big Pharma” insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests are being used to manufacture a “second wave” based on “new cases.”
COVID-19 has a very widely ranging rate of case fatality which declined steadily as more testing was carried out. It is more fatal to men than women and to those with pre-existing health problems, especially lung complaints. It is more dangerous to the old rather than the young, possibly mainly due to co-morbities. It may have have most impact on Asians. Relatively few cases were initially reported in Africa. It was reported in March 2020 to be more dangerous to those with blood type A.
The Daily Mail suggested on 7 April 2020 that the fatality rate was about 2%.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated in a press briefing in March 2020 that "Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died," overlooking the bias towards reporting of symptomatic and serious cases.Craig Murray by contrast, noting the bias of hospital gathered statistics, estimated a rate of about "0.5%", comparable to the Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968/9. On 24 March the BBC wrote that "The UK government's scientific advisers believe that the chances of dying from a coronavirus infection are between 0.5% and 1%."
Inflation of Statistics
Invalid death certs
Cases of flu precipitously declined in comparison to 2019. In March Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to the Italian government, did relate: "The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus". In Germany the president of the Robert Koch Institut confirmed on 20 March that the institution does the accounting in the same way.
In late March / early April the United Kingdom and the United States have adopted policy that could lead to a higher number of deaths due to the coronavirus when under the same circumstances these deaths would not have been counted in such a way before. The CDC announced that deaths would be counted as COVID-related without evidence if they were presumed to be so; in its Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 from 03. April is advising that: "In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as 'probable' or 'presumed'."
The Californian physician Dr. Dan Erickson described his observations regarding Covid19 in a much-noticed press briefing. Dr. Erickson reports that doctors from several US states have been „pressured“ to issue death certificates mentioning Covid19, even though they themselves did not agree.
A German laboratory stated in early April that according to WHO recommendations, Covid19 virus tests are now considered positive even if the specific target sequence of the Covid19 virus is negative and only the more general corona virus target sequence is positive. However, this can lead to other corona viruses (cold viruses) also trigger a false positive test result.
|#Masks4All: "I protect you, you protect me."|
Infection occurs through a similar mechanism to traditional influenza, i.e. generally inhalation, possibly also through touch or survival on surfaces. However, COVID is significantly more efficient at entering the lungs, so the virus has a greater R0 value, meaning it spread more readily. The infectious period was suspected to be about 14 days, but March 2020 research suggested it might be over one month. The initial hope was that the virus might be sensitive to heat, although as of late March 2020 the suspicion was that it was not — but that high humidity could reduce its rate of transmission.
Some reports have suggested that reinfection may be possible, although as of March 2020 this was unproven, possibly due to faulty testing. Also uncertain was whether re-infection would be milder or more severe.
Many drugs have been suggested to treat COVID-19, including
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine
The need for a high number of ventilators was discussed by end of February and fear of shortages was a part of the argument for a COVID Lockdown to reduce peak demand by "flattening the curve". Later in March health professionals reported that patients in their care did not react well to this kind of treatment (manual ventilation by the device), rather were in some form deprived of oxygen but did not need help with breathing. The wide use of the devices was reconsidered by beginning of April
"Emergency situation in hospitals" propaganda
- entire clinics are filled with patients who all have the same diagnosis;
- entire intensive care units are filled with patients who all have the same diagnosis;
- 25% to 30% of the nursing staff and the medical profession acquire exactly the same disease as the patients they care for;
- there were not enough ventilators available;
- a patient selection had to be made, not for medical reasons, but because the sheer number of patients simply meant that the appropriate material was lacking;
- the more seriously ill patients all had the same uniform clinical picture;
- the mode of death of those who died in intensive care is the same for all of them;
- the drugs and medical supplies are in danger of running out.
This situation was, however, not the norm and only very few isolated hotspots (northern Italy) appear to have been under this kind of duress. From there, with the neglect of the WHO to warn in a timely manner, some more problems arose, for example in France where more than 600 doctors went on to sue the government.
The situation with the mentioned "mode of death" by Mr Vogt may be related to damage to the lungs by the ventilator, see "Treatment". Some hospitals face financial pressure since regular medical care has been ceased during the corona crisis. Nurses and Doctors are sent to quarantine if they are test positive and many left for their home countries due to "come-home-stay-home-orders".
General bad practice as a policy has been reported in Britain's "Covid care homes" in October 2020.
- Full article: YouTube/Censorship
- Full article: YouTube/Censorship
To the contrary, when a Youtube search for "corona empty hospitals" will bring up many videos, generally by the commercially-controlled media showing mixed results of hospitals that are under some kind of pressure and some that are not, indicating that this and related search terms are manipulated by the Youtube system and preference is given to reporting by established news sources, citizens around the United States and other countries do visit their local hospitals and record empty halls.
The real situation is obscured and likely exaggerated by media hype, which is confirmed by doctors who go public and report about their experience and that of their peers. Videos uploaded by private individuals to their own Youtube channel, which are critical of the emergency situation, do however have an increased chance of being erased; even videos from smaller news channels that fall out of line are removed by Youtube. 
Like the (more deadly) SARS and MERS, severe Covid infections can cause permanent lung damage. Other sequelae are reported, although the area remains poorly understood as of June 2020.
Two strains of COVID, "l" and "s" have been reported.
|Alexander Myasnikov||“It’s all bullsh*t... It’s all exaggerated. It’s an acute respiratory disease with minimal mortality. Why has the whole world been destroyed? That I don’t know.”||Alexander Myasnikov|
|David Malcolm Nott||“This disease is so virulent, it's so dangerous and so pathogenic, it causes such high mortality... If you look at David Miliband and you look at his International Rescue Committee. He did some modelling based on the Imperial College London at WHO and in 34 fragile countries he has shown that in the next few weeks if we don't do anything, 500 million or one billion people will become infected and of that 3 million will possibly die... This is a global problem, and we're really all in our little countries dealing with the problems on our own... not our country but other countries are making huge mistakes... What we really really need is a global pandemic executive perhaps which can go to every country in this world and say look, we have learned from this pandemic. We know how to deal with it. We know what the problems are. [Led by who?] Led by David Miliband, without a shadow of a doubt. We've got somebody who is a respectful statesman, politician, had an enormous track record, and he needs to be in charge of it.”||David Malcolm Nott||May 2020|
- "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
- https://bpa-pathology.com/covid19-pcr-tests-are-scientifically-meaningless/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- Overview of test problems: https://www.rubikon.news/artikel/der-evidenz-betrug (Ger)
- https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/#latest List of Academics questioning the official corona narrative (Current all-cause mortality in Europe is still normal or even below-average)
- https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1 paper stating ratio is 50-85 times lower than "cases" with a sample of ~100.000 in USA
- Around 99% of Italian fatalities had pre-existing health conditions
- Document:Momento Mori – Unpopular Thoughts on Corona Virus
- "#Masks4All: 'I protect you, you protect me.'"
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