It’s come to my attention that many people just don’t understand how typical cold and flu pandemics work, although we go through them every year. Nor do they realize that the “novel” coronavirus pandemic really isn’t all that different from a flu pandemic, as I’ve explained here before. (“Novel” is a fancy way of saying “new.”)
That’s because, thanks to the questionable motives of the lamestream media, nanny state governors, federal bureaucrats, and public health “experts”—we’ve been inundated with ever-changing and conflicting stats, models, and predictions about the “novel” coronavirus since February.
Of course, as a M.D./Ph.D. medical scientist with a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, I know better.
Still—it’s been difficult to tolerate all the so-called “experts” as they continue to spew unscientific, politically driven nonsense for months on end. Plus, we now know some of them lied about certain stats and recommendations—adding to the public’s already-deep distrust of the government.
Now, I’m not saying that all government bureaucrats and health “experts” intentionally lie or mislead the public. But since we know they did lie about some things, how do we know whether and when they’re actually telling the truth?
No wonder we’re also experiencing what I call “pandemic panic”—where the American people are kept scared and still looking for real answers.
I think Ronald Reagan’s warning about the old Communist Russians, “trust but verify,” applies equally to the deep state bureaucrats in D.C. (some of whom may have similar leanings).
So, today, let’s take a moment to verify what we do know about the “novel” coronavirus…
Hysterical government responses led to devastating consequences
As I predicted, draconian measures to attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic have led to far-reaching, unplanned effects on virtually all other aspects of our health and well-being.
And the first medical field to take a hit was oncology…
In fact, between March and June, many places across the country essentially shut down all non-essential medical visits and routine screenings—like colonoscopies, mammograms, and pap smears. As a result, almost all cancer pathology work in the U.S. shut down during that period, too.
While this temporary halt may have curtailed the problem of finding “fake cancers”…it also delayed diagnosis and treatment of real, aggressive cancers. (Remember, real cancers, especially when left undetected and untreated, have a far greater fatality rate than COVID-19—which is stated to be only around 1 percent right now and will probably turn out to be a lot lower when all the numbers are in.)
Plus, according to another recent analysis, the health problems extend far beyond delayed cancer diagnoses…
Delaying medical care has caused an increase in “excess” deaths
The Washington Post recently conducted an analysis of federal health data that found many patients suffering from heart problems, strokes, high (or low) blood pressure, and high (or low) blood sugar have delayed getting much-needed medical treatment since the coronavirus outbreak began. (And—in many cases, they couldn’t get access to medical care, even when they wanted to, because of the lockdown!)
In fact, it turns out, between mid-March and mid-May, visits to hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. decreased by 23 percent for heart attacks, 20 percent for strokes, and 10 percent for blood sugar crises.
As a result, too many people have already needlessly died of non-COVID-19 related illnesses…
For example, from March through May, death from heart problems surged 27 percent higher than historical averages in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. And in those states during that time period, there were 75,000 “excess” deaths—which is 17,000 more than the total number of deaths officially (and probably excessively) attributed to coronavirus at that time.
So, you tell me—what’s becomes the bigger threat? Coronavirus or our response to coronavirus?
Even the incompetent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted to the problem. According to its latest analysis, between 20,000 and 49,000 more people have died since February 1st of non-coronavirus related problems than would be expected in a typical year.
Of course, the official death count for the coronavirus is problematic as well…
Anything and everything labeled as a coronavirus death
Over the past five months, anyone and everyone even suspected of dying with coronavirus was certified as having died of coronavirus—regardless of the real, underlying cause of death. This over-labeling happens partly because hospitals get paid more for coronavirus deaths.
But from a forensic-medical standpoint, it’s very misleading.
For example, older people with chronic medical conditions often develop whatever upper respiratory infection is floating around at the time…whether it’s the regular annual flu or the “novel” coronavirus.
Sometimes, a virus spreads into the lungs, and the person develops pneumonia and dies. Doctors long referred to pneumonia as “the old man’s [sic] friend,” as it’s always been a common, final end for frail, older people with chronic diseases.
But I’m leery about lumping the coronavirus death of an 80-plus-year-old person with chronic heart failure in the same group as the healthy 40-year-old with no pre-existing conditions.
In other words, we need to more closely and intelligently consider all the data—and talk openly about the differences—instead of just lumping all the deaths in together and panicking the public even further.
And, finally, just consider again the impact of the Corona pandemic on the real opioid epidemic. Due to the response to the pandemic, tens of millions of people suffering from chronic pain conditions were denied access, for months, to safe, non-drug approaches—such as acupuncture, body work, massage, mindfulness meditation, and yoga. As a results, deaths and accidents from pain drugs are skyrocketing and yet to be fully accounted for! Where’s the hysteria about all that?
Practice some sensible, science-backed approaches for prevention
Ultimately, the only way to get a true handle on the coronavirus is for all of us to practice good hygiene. (Indeed, that’s what I always recommend for battling any kind of virus.)
In fact, this past weekend, I went to stock up on supplies at several different locations for the first time in months. And I realized that I was practicing all the simple, sensible hygiene steps that I always practiced anyway, before the coronavirus panic.
In addition to practicing good hygiene, you can take some practical steps right now to support your overall immunity—including supplementing daily with 10,000 IU of vitamin D. You can learn more about my top immune health recommendations in my Pandemic Protection Playbook: How to become “immune ready” in every season. To gain access this essential guide, click here now!
In the end, just make sure you follow the science, not the hysteria. And seek medical care when you need it—especially if you have heart disease or any other serious chronic condition.
You can also learn all about the many safe, effective, natural approaches to protecting your heart, without the use of ineffective and dangerous procedures or drugs, in my Heart Attack Prevention and Repair Protocol. To learn more about this comprehensive online learning tool, or to enroll today, click here now.
“Heart conditions drove spike in deaths beyond those attributed to covid-19, analysis shows.” Washington Post, 7/2/20. (washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/investigations/coronavirus-excess-deaths-heart/)
“Study: 35 percent of excess deaths in pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19.” Science Daily, 7/1/20. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200701125506.htm)