ZeroHedge Does a Better Job of Breaking Down This Recent Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Much more extensive than CNBC’s. Plus they allow comments!

Some of the comments are surprisingly informative too.

Check this one out!

11 Strong increases in regional mortality can occur if there is a collapse in the care of the elderly and sick as a result of infection or panic, or if there are additional risk factors such as severe air pollution. Questionable regulations for dealing with the deceased sometimes led to additional bottlenecks in funeral or cremation services.

12 In countries such as Italy and Spain, and to some extent the UK and the US, hospital overloads due to strong flu waves are not unusual. Moreover, this year up to 15% of health care workers were put into quarantine, even if they developed no symptoms.

13  The often shown exponential curves of “corona cases” are misleading, as the number of tests also increased exponentially. In most countries, the ratio of positive tests to tests overall (i.e. the positive rate) remained constant at 5% to 25% or increased only slightly. In many countries, the peak of the spread was already reached well before the lockdown.

14  Countries without curfews and contact bans, such as JapanSouth KoreaBelarus or Sweden, have not experienced a more negative course of events than other countries. Sweden was even praised by the WHO and now benefits from higher immunity compared to lockdown countries.

15  The fear of a shortage of ventilators was unjustified. According to lung specialists, the invasive ventilation (intubation) of Covid19 patients, which is partly done out of fear of spreading the virus, is in fact often counterproductive and damaging to the lungs.

16  Contrary to original assumptions, various studies have shown that there is no evidence of the virus spreading through aerosols (i.e. tiny particles floating in the air) or through smear infections (e.g. on door handles or smartphones). The main modes of transmission are direct contact and droplets produced when coughing or sneezing.

17  There is also no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in healthy or asymptomatic individuals. On the contrary, experts warn that such masks interfere with normal breathing and may become “germ carriers”. Leading doctors called them a “media hype” and “ridiculous”.

18  Many clinics in Europe and the US remained strongly underutilized or almost empty during the Covid19 peak and in some cases had to send staff home. Millions of surgeries and therapies were cancelled, including many cancer screenings and organ transplants.

19  Several media were caught trying to dramatize the situation in hospitals, sometimes even with manipulative images and videos. In general, the unprofessional reporting of many media maximized fear and panic in the population.


UPDATE: June.24th, 2:05pm

Another great series of comments.

From the Sharpenedpen

In a word: Bullshit.

Will the ICUs allow a camera crew in to film, insisting of course on a blurring of patient faces? 42 hospitals closed, 49 hospitals furloughing medical staff – ya, if you close all your hospitals due to a lack of patients from Covid-19 and then lay off a bunch of medical staff, shortages ‘might’ at some time develop.

Total sham. Covid-19 kills people at an average age of 80 years old with only 0.04% of the deaths from covid being under 70 years old. It has a death rate similar to the flu – 0.3% (with inflated numbers as doctors are being pressured to label every death a covid-19 death). It spreads when you test more, and is picked up with infection of other coronaviruses like the common cold – the test can’t differentiate. 

The Spanish flu had a death rate of over 3% (more than 10 times the death rate of Covid-19) and yet we did not shut down the world’s economy and lock citizens up in their homes for it. We are being lied to and at a level of coordination never before witnessed. The Rockefeller ‘lockstep program’ is in full effect.

C-OVID-19 (See Sheep Surrender)

This one was also good — from Fiscal Reality

I’m in FL. FL DOES NOT HAVE A 15.9% POSITIVITY RATE!! Overall + rate since COVID start is 6.5%. Yesterday it was 8.5%. Every hospital admission is being tested. Most positive cases are in the 25-45 cohort and are ASYMPTOMATIC. FL “Covid deaths” on 6/23/20 was 7. Seven. Not Seventy. Not Seven Hundred. Seven. If Cuomo, Murphy et. al didn’t infect nursing homes, the death toll would be tens of thousands less. Paging MSM, try reporting that fact.

So far, 22,500,000 population>>13,574 hospitalizations (.000603). 3281 “Covid deaths” (.000145).

Yes, cases are increasing in FL. That’s what happens when you massively increase testing and people interact in a NORMAL FASHION.

Cases don’t matter. Hospitalizations and death are the only meaningful metric.

I’m going out AGAIN for beers tonight, No mask, no Social distancing, no fear.

Live in a fear induced bubble?? Never.

Here are the “facts” in case you want to see the real numbers.

This comment also provided some interesting perspective.

Another comment cites a link to “Swiss Policy Research”.

Seems to be credible. Link

And another

Listed below are a series of key news articles that will help broaden your perspective about this coronavirus outbreak.

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