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Where Are All the Sick People?

By Kip Hansen | 17 November 2020

WATTS UP WITH THAT? — When I am puzzled by something, I try to find out what’s really going on. Years ago, I wrote “What Are They Really Counting?”. The lessons in that essay are even more important today than they were when I penned it at the end of 2015. Many governments of the world have largely shut down their economies and issued edicts restricting the normal every-day activities of their citizens because of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the illness it causes – Covid-19. We are bombarded in the media with screaming headlines of “rising cases” like this:

The curious thing is that among all my family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues, I know of only two people who have been sick with/from (or even suspected) Covid-19 during the entire pandemic period.  My wife has one extended family member who was sick, hospitalized for 24 hours out of extreme caution, in Spain.  No one I ask knows anyone who is sick with/from Covid-19.

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There is one exception, we have a friend with a daughter who is a nurse in a dedicated Covid-ward in a local hospital.  There have been some sick Covid-19 patients there.  Some have even died:

This graph shows the daily Covid-19 deaths for my local county. There have been 87 deaths in the county with Covid-19 mentioned in any way on the death certificate. Since June 2020, there have been only 8 deaths from/with Covid.  With a population of about 180,000. This gives my county an approximate generalized death rate of 48.3/100,000. Even if Covid-deaths continue at the current rate and rise to 105 by the end of the year – our annual country-wide Covid-death rate would be only 58/100,000. New York State as a whole has a Covid-death rate of 175/100,000.  The death rate of NY State is over 3.6 times higher than in my county.  For comparison, the annual death rate from cancers, nationally, is about 160/100,000. […]

2 Comments on Where Are All the Sick People?

  1. It’s not about being healthy- it’s about being ‘safe’. That is the the 20th/21st century code word for totalitarian imposition of thought/population control.

  2. I live in Eugene, Oregon. The largest health care facility here is the Riverbend hospital, with some 550+ beds. My brother-in-law works at Riverbend. He is a hospitalist, a doctor who takes care of the sick people in the various wards. No one in Lane County knows more about Coronavirus than he. He says that there are very few cases of any suspected novel coronavirus at Riverbend, that there is no separate ward for these patients, no epidemic, just the usual seasonal colds and flu.

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