#Coronavirus is having an incredible impact on Emergency Depts in Dublin which seem suspiciously quiet. Another video emerges showing an empty St Vincent’s and an employee who seems uncomfortable discussing #Coronavirus. Why? #CoronaUpdate #CoronaLockdown #LockdownIreland pic.twitter.com/YGaL7mv8Im
— Gemma O'Doherty (@gemmaod1) March 28, 2020
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Coronavirus measures assist Dutch government towards their ‘climate-change’, air-emissions-lowering goals
Meanwhile corona protection measures mean that Dutch air pollution has dropped by between 20% and 60%, according to satellite measurements. The KNMI weather bureau has found a dramatic reduction in dangerous substances such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide in the air as a result of cancelled flights and reduced economic activity. Using the Tropomi satellite instrument it has compared air pollution in 2019 with measurements in 2020, taking advantage of the sunny weather and cloudless skies to take extra readings. Comparing the picture from 22nd to 26th March – after coronavirus reduction measures were implemented – to 23rd to 27th February 2019, the agency observed dramatically less polluted skies.
A British epidemiologist who earlier predicted the U.K. could suffer up to 500,000 coronavirus deaths has now testified the actual figure may be less than 20,000 and that the U.K. should have sufficient intensive care units to handle it.
Neil Ferguson, who is at Imperial College London and who has now contracted COVID-19 himself, made the startling turnaround in parliamentary testimony Wednesday, according to multiple reports. All of his statistics are derived from computer modeling.
While the National Health Service’s ICU needs will be pushed to the limit in various hot spots, nationwide the nation should be able to cope with the emergency, which he expects will peak in the next two to three weeks, he said.
So, why should we listen to epidemiologists, if their reliability and credibility are so poor?
Also, the scientists disagree.
Just as, I assume, they did in 1976, when epidemiologists warned of another 1918 Spanish flu pandemic after a few young Army recruits died of swine flu at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Eight months later, the federal government launched a mandatory swine flu vaccination program.
About a quarter of the country was vaccinated before the program was abruptly shut down. No pandemic had materialized. The virus infected a few people, then vanished. But directly as a result of receiving the vaccine, dozens of Americans died and several hundred acquired Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The scientists also disagreed in the 1980s, when the media and government went into overdrive to scare us all about AIDS. (1985 Life magazine cover: “NOW, NO ONE IS SAFE FROM AIDS.”)
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop — as revered by the media then as Anthony Fauci is today — lied about the disease, insisting that “[h]eterosexual persons are increasingly at risk.”
Speaking of which, here’s liberal sex symbol Fauci on AIDS back in 1983, when he was with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but not yet its director: “As the months go by, we see more and more groups. AIDS is creeping out of well-defined epidemiological confines.” (It didn’t.)
In 1987, Fauci warned that French kissing might transmit the AIDS virus, saying, “Health officials have to presume that it is possible to transmit the virus by exchange of saliva in deep kissing. That presumption is made to be extra safe.”
By 1992, after a decade-long epidemic with more than a million infections, the Centers for Disease Control could find only 2,391 cases of AIDS transmission by white heterosexuals — and that included hemophiliacs and blood transfusion patients. (“White” because AIDS cases among Haitian and African immigrants had a variety of causes.)
But teenagers and sorority girls had to spend years being frightened of kissing lest they catch the AIDS virus, just as today they’re afraid of leaving their homes to avoid a virus that, in Italy, has killed no one under 30 years old and precious few under 50.
We have to be “extra safe.”
Both the No French Kissing rule and Quarantine Everybody rule are perfectly rational positions for an epidemiologist to take. That’s why we need to listen to people other than epidemiologists.
Playwright Arthur Miller once told a story about a geologist who remarked that life was possible even in the vast American desert. All you needed was water, he said, and the largest reservoir on the globe was located right under the Rockies.
But how would he get it?
Simple — drop a couple of atomic bombs.
But what about the fallout?
“Oh,” said the geologist, “that’s not my field.”
Today, the epidemiologists are prepared to nuke the entire American economy to kill a virus.
What about the jobs, the suicides, the heart attacks, the lost careers, the destruction of America’s wealth?
Oh, that’s not my field.
Bravo, Ann Coulter!
Airstrip One is lost…
Chinese coronavirus testing kits sold to Spain, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands have high failure rates