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Sex, Lies, and COVID-19

In Economics, Front Page, Healthcare by Allen West

Okay, I am sure the title got your attention. It is actually a play on the 1989 movie titled, “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” starring James Spader, Andie McDowell, and Laura San Giacomo. However, two of those references are starting to be related: lies and COVID-19.

It appears that almost daily more information, knowledge, is being shared, learned, gathered, and disseminated that reveals misleading narratives, and statistics.

We have learned that any death where a person has tested positive for COVID-19 is classified as a COVID-19 death. It has been long since discovered that the computer models used to create this mass panic, paranoia, and hysteria have proved erroneous. In many senses, the common, seasonal, flu has had higher numbers, and sadly, deaths than COVID-19.

Here in Texas, a $60 million expenditure for a massive hospital tent system in Houston never saw a single patient and has been torn down. The same is true of Dallas, where an entire convention center was to be used for a massive influx of patients. Actually, the state of Texas has only seen a 2 percent utilization of its hospital resources.

We shared a story recently from a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association clearly articulating the most vulnerable demographic for COVID-19 are individuals who are above age 60, obese, and suffering from hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Then, there was the bombshell report that informed us that COVID-19 may have been around longer than we thought, and folks have gotten sick, but recovered. That came out of New York where it seems testing has revealed the greater existence of more people with COVID-19 antibodies than realized. The reasoned deduction? The death rate in New York, hotbed to COVID-19 in the United States, is not the believed 7.4 percent but more like .7 percent…a big difference.

Now, another revelation of truth comes forth, as reported by the Daily Wire:

“Pennsylvania has had to remove hundreds of coronavirus deaths from its official death count this week, following questions of accuracy and highlighted discrepancies by area coroners.

The PA health department decided to include “probable” coronavirus deaths, or an assumed COVID-19-related death without testing for the virus, to their death tolls, dating back days and even weeks ago. But the death toll spike raised questions from coroners who came forward to highlight a discrepancy in death totals, which were not adding up to the number of all-cause deaths.

The scrutiny triggered multiple revisions and statements from the department, including the removal of 200 “probable” COVID-19 deaths and a claim of computer “glitching.”

“Pennsylvania started to include ‘probable deaths’ in its fatalities. As a result, the total number of coronavirus deaths grew by 276, then 360, in successive nights, almost doubling the number of deaths in the state in two days,” a Fox News report explained. ” The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) subsequently removed 200 deaths from its count after facing mounting questions about the accuracy of the count.”

Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who decided to include “probable deaths” in the department’s total count, acknowledged to the Philadelphia Inquirer that such deaths may change over time. “We realize that this category can be confusing, since it does change over time,” Levine told the outlet. 

As noted by The Daily Wire last week, New York City is also including untested patients into their COVID-19 death totals: “New York City added a huge number of deaths to the total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus after deciding to include over 3,700 victims who had not tested positive for the virus but were presumed to have the virus because of their symptoms and medical history.”

Earlier this month, White House coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx explained that COVID-19 deaths in the United States have “very liberal” recording guidance, noting that anyone who tests positive for the virus and dies would be included in their numbers of coronavirus deaths.

“I think in this country, we are taking a very liberal approach to mortality,” she said at press briefing. “And I think the reporting here has been pretty straightforward over the last five to six weeks. … If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that.”

“There are other countries, that if you have a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus called you to go to the ICU (intensive care unit) and then have a heart or kidney problem,” Dr. Birx explained. “Some countries are recording that as a kidney issue, or a heart issue, and not a COVID-19 death.” In the U.S., Dr. Birx suggested, “we’re still recording it” as a COVID-19 death.”

Yes, I am going to say it: Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot?

We have these local elected official tyrants, such as County Judges Clay Jenkins in Dallas and Lina Hildalgo in Houston, who are drunk on their excessive power. We have governors like Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, and Gavin Newsom of California who have gone off the charts, basket case nuts, with their usurpation of individual constitutional rights.

Here in Texas, we have now close to 1.7 million unemployed, an oil futures market that has crashed, and we have only experienced some 600 “deaths” to COVID-19. America shut down its economy and has wrought unheard of economic despair upon its citizens and driven our fiscal debt even higher. Now folks are questioning the medical viability of “shelter in place” orders and how this could all be working counter-intuitively in preventing COVID-19, restricting the building of immunity and antibodies.

Now we find out in Pennsylvania that basically someone has been “cooking the books?”

This is why I said early on that I prayed we did not take a “carpet bombing” approach to resolve this issue…I refuse to call it a “crisis” anymore. The real crisis is the man-made one that is our economic demise. If we do not have more bold leaders like Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia, or the Mayor of Colleyville, Texas, it may be a long while before we recover.

There are just too many stories coming out now about questionable actions related to this whole COVID-19 issue. As well, I have no confidence in the World Health Organization (WHO), an entity that has firmly lost any credibility. The credibility that cannot be regained until they fire the current head, Mr. Tedros.

Further, let me make myself very clear: I will not be threatened, intimidated, or coerced into taking any vaccine, Bill Gates!

Ladies and gents, my fellow Americans, it is time we stop being useful idiots and mindless lemmings, such as those who are now reporting snitching on other Americans. I said it earlier, the longer this COVID-19 issue dragged on, the more truth would be revealed, and for some, there are some very inconvenient truths coming out. Let’s stop being duped and ask the hard questions, and if our elected officials refuse to respond, then they must be fired from their positions.

But, if there is one thing we have learned it is that seminal lesson from Lord Acton, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We have absolutely abdicated too many of our rights, freedoms, and liberties to those who seek power, and they have revealed their corrupt intentions.

The only emergency situation in which we find ourselves in now is to protect our essential liberties from these political, and some civilian, tyrants.

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