The Case For Allowing All Businesses to Reopen with Signs Warning the At-risk Population
The discussion below demonstrates the fact that COVID-19 death rates can be kept low in a fully reopened economy. In short, we can do what Sweden did right (keeping their economy open), without doing what Sweden did wrong (letting COVID-19 spread among the high-risk people mostly concentrated in nursing homes).
According to the genuine voice of science without conflicts of interest presented below, it’s safe to allow more than 90% of the population to go back to work without causing spikes in death counts, as has been demonstrated by the re-opened Georgia. The at-risk population could be reminded the need to keep practicing self-isolation with warning signs in front of every re-opened business, as well as by educating community leaders such as pastors to keep reminding them, and/or with reminding billboard, print ads, etc. Vested interests only were responsible for the so-called need to ‘flatten the curve,’ and the same vested interests are responsible for changing this policy to ‘wait for a cure’ after these vested interests saw that the healthcare system never even collapsed in New York, even after having seen that the death rates are decreasing in the re-opened Georgia, even after having seen the real data showing that most deaths are only happening in nursing homes.
Before laying out why recent studies deem it safe for the low-risk population to go back to work, I’ll start by listing the reasons why I believe some misinformed people don’t want the economy reopened, stating my objections:
- Among the people who don’t want the economy to reopen, there is a popular misconception that flattening the curve “saves lives” and can somehow eradicate the disease. Most of these people I’ve talked to failed to realize that the area under the curve always stays the same, meaning that the same number of people die however slow or fast if the at-risk population does not keep self-isolating until a medicine or vaccine or perhaps herd immunity can truly eradicate the virus. The only rationale for ‘flattening’ the curve was to prevent the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed, which we now know has not occurred even in New York. Recent findings based on actual data this article points out demonstrate why the healthcare system will never get overwhelmed even in a fully opened economy if the elderly can stay adequately protected. There is no merit but only great economic harm in continuing to ‘flatten the curve,’ not re-opening the economy immediately will not save lives but only serve to bankrupt the world.
- Some believe the economy can stay closed for 18 months until a vaccine is developed. It would be an insanely monstrous atrocity to create such immense poverty in the world which may cause most of its population to perish. Additionally, some researchers say that any vaccine developed so fast may not be safe and could have side effects (please Google this). There is also the risk that a COVID-19 vaccine may never be successfully developed as in the case of the HIV virus vaccine.
- Another popular misconception is that preventing the low-risk population from working can keep the world “safe” for the at-risk population. The world would remain risky for the elderly and immune-compromised regardless of what the low-risk population may do, the at-risk population must keep self-isolating until a medicine or vaccine is developed or herd immunity may get established. Not allowing the low-risk population to work lets the world continue to stay unsafe by not letting people develop immunity and antibodies. If we let the economy spiral into a Great Depression, no one will be able to get adequate healthcare, healthcare systems will be collapsing for real.
The following paragraphs lay out the logic and science behind why it would be safe for the low-risk population to go back to work immediately while keeping the at-risk people protected.
World Health Organization official: 80% of the infected have a mild flu
It’s interesting to see even the compromised World Health Organization admitting this finding, please watch the video here in which WHO official Tarik Jasarevic states:
“We know that 80 percent of the people who are infected will have a mild disease.”
But his figure is in reality much greater than 80% because…
Fauci admits: 25% and 50% of infected people show no symptoms
Here is the article where Dr. Fauci states this, meaning that this 25% to 50% of the infected population didn’t receive a COVID-19 diagnosis due to not needing medical attention. Thus 80% of the infected being safe plus 25-50% of the population being totally safe would mean most of the population would remain safe in a fully reopened economy.
Florida Governor DeSantis has partially shown it works
The reality of the above has been effectively demonstrated by Florida Governor Ron Desantis, who explains to Hannity on 4/22/2020 that what he’s done was to start early to “focus on the population that is most at risk,” focusing particularly in senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. DeSantis adds that
“Clearly, we’ve done way better than the experts said we would., and I think we did it by a smart, data driven approach.”
“It seems like you went right at the most vulnerable population, and it’s paid off. …
We’ve got to look at every place where it worked and I thought your state was the most vulnerable, these numbers are amazing, great work, thanks for saving America’s elderly.”
Stanford professor Ioannidis, world’s most famous meta-researcher agrees in a recent paper
Professor John P. A. Ioannidis is a highly influential Stanford researcher who has published a recent paper titled “Population-level COVID-19 mortality risk for non-elderly individuals overall and for non-elderly individuals without underlying diseases in pandemic epicenters”. This paper states:
CONCLUSIONS: People <65 years old have very small risks of COVID-19 death even in the hotbeds of the pandemic and deaths for people <65 years without underlying predisposing conditions are remarkably uncommon. Strategies focusing specifically on protecting high-risk elderly individuals should be considered in managing the pandemic.
About Dr. Ioannidis and his research, The Atlantic explains:
He’s what’s known as a meta-researcher, and he’s become one of the world’s foremost experts on the credibility of medical research. … His work has been widely accepted by the medical community; it has been published in the field’s top journals, where it is heavily cited; and he is a big draw at conferences. … Ioannidis may be one of the most influential scientists alive.
Dr. Ioannidis has for years been uncovering the full extent of how biased and flawed most of the research literature is, please find out more here.
Dr. Ioannidis published a new editorial titled “Coronavirus disease 2019: The harms of exaggerated information and non-evidence-based measures”
In his recent editorial titled “”Coronavirus disease 2019: The harms of exaggerated information and non-evidence-based measures,“ Stanford Professor Ioannidis states:
“Proper communication and optimal decision-making are an ongoing challenge, as data evolve. The challenge is compounded, however, by exaggerated information. This can lead to inappropriate actions. It is important to differentiate promptly the true epidemic from an epidemic of false claims and potentially harmful actions.”
The editorial goes into a detailed analysis of the situation including the involvement of fake media.
More real science from Stanford demands death rates are even lower similar to that of the flu
The whole point of shutting down the economy was the flawed prediction that the healthcare system would get overwhelmed, which will obviously never occur in Florida as Governor DeSantis has already demonstrated. In his own words, going “right at the most vulnerable population only” and letting all others get back to work immediately will not cause the hospitals to become overwhelmed.
The above conclusion continues to find support from the emerging voice of actual science replacing the compromised voice of “science.”
In a recent study, Stanford University professor of medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has determined that “the death rate of COVID-19 may be similar to the death rate of the flu.” The professor adds:
“Let’s rework those models with this improved understanding and then see … if we lift up the cap, would we get near the capacity of the health care system?”
Dr. Bhattacharya has co-authored a Wall Street Journal article which recommends:
“If we’re right about the limited scale of the epidemic, then measures focused on older populations and hospitals are sensible. … And policymakers will need to focus on reducing risks for older adults and people with underlying medical conditions.
In trying to understand the exaggerated, non-evidence based initial death rate predictions, it’s interesting to note that Adolf Hitler has used a tactic similar to that of the non-scientific vested interests described in this article, almost succeeding at making the Nazis rule the world. Wikipedia best explains the power of this well-known propaganda technique called the ‘big lie’. The source of the technique, we are told, is the following passage taken from Chapter 10 of James Murphy’s translation of Hitler’s autobiographical, self-written manifesto Mein Kamp:
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”
Imagine the power of not just a ‘colossal fallacy,’ but a colossal fallacy in a world which has come to rely solely on the Internet for all information, censured by the tech companies which have teamed up… How long would it stay shut down? Again, time will tell.
Also educating the public about boosting the immune system
As the WHO has officially confirmed, 25-50% of those infected with the coronavirus remain asymptomatic. When this is the case, why haven’t the health organizations been stressing the importance of boosting the immune system to save lives, only touting their compromised agenda of continuing social distancing measures until a vaccine is developed? That’s what I call choosing dollars over lives.
When all supposed COVID-19 “misinformation” is being censored, we were joking about being lucky to still find online articles describing ways to naturally boost one’s immune system!
Opening all beaches and parks could save the most lives, because…
Recent White House official: Sunshine quickly kills viruses
This was announced on 04/23/2020 during the U.S. Coronavirus Task Force Update. Fox News reports that Bill Bryan with the Department of Homeland Security announced:
“when studying the biology of the virus they’ve found some striking observations.
He said that the virus is dying more rapidly with heat and humidity, and is dying the quickest under direct sunlight.
Bryan added that a good best practice is to increased temperature and humidity on surfaces to suppress the virus.
He also suggested that people should do outside activities because the sunlight impedes the virus transmission.”