BREAKING: Stanford expert says data now proves its time to end ‘panic’ over COVID and open countryside

Posted April 24, 2020 in Politics , Source: thehill,

As Democrats and their sycophantic cheerleaders in the mainstream media criticize protesting Americans who want their elected leaders to open up their states and their economies, one Stanford University researcher says that’s exactly what we should be doing.

Carefully and “thoughtfully,” of course, but definitely opening things back up. And what’s more, Dr. Scott W. Atlas thinks that, based on empirical evidence, total lockdowns weren’t good policy to begin with.

In an op-ed for The Hill Friday, Atlas — who has been studying the virus’ behavior and the policies implemented to ostensibly slow its spread — writes:

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be entering the containment phase. Tens of thousands of Americans have died, and Americans are now desperate for sensible policymakers who have the courage to ignore the panic and rely on facts. Leaders must examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasizing hypothetical projections; combine that empirical evidence with fundamental principles of biology established for decades; and then thoughtfully restore the country to function.

He lays out five basic facts about the virus that he says should guide the reopening policies set forth by governors and the Trump administration:

Fact 1: The overwhelming majority of people are not at significant risk of dying from COVID-19.

“The recent Stanford University antibody study now estimates that the fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1 to 0.2 percent, a risk far lower than previous World Health Organization estimates that were 20 to 30 times higher and that motivated isolation policies,” he writes.

Fact 2: Protecting people who are older and at greater risk of contracting the virus eliminates hospital overcrowding.

Again, that’s because younger people just aren’t susceptible to the virus or, at least, the most serious infections caused by the virus.

And, for what it’s worth, “Even early WHO reports noted that 80 percent of all cases were mild, and more recent studies show a far more widespread rate of infection and lower rate of serious illness,” Atlas writes.

Fact 3: Developing ‘herd immunity’ for our country is not possible while keeping people locked down.

That’s only going to prolong our problem, Atlas says. What’s more, it will make these dingbats in the mainstream media and their Democrat allies look like savants and prophets; in truth, saying there will be “a second wave” while keeping people isolated is a self-fulfilling prediction.

Atlas notes:

Indeed, that is the main purpose of widespread immunization in other viral diseases — to assist with population immunity. In this virus, we know that medical care is not even necessary for the vast majority of people who are infected. It is so mild that half of infected people are asymptomatic, shown in early data from the Diamond Princess ship, and then in Iceland and Italy. That has been falsely portrayed as a problem requiring mass isolation. In fact, infected people without severe illness are the immediately available vehicle for establishing widespread immunity.

Fact 4: People who need medical treatment but can’t get it due to hypothetical projections (that have consistently been wrong) are dying.

One of the biggest ironies is that, during the coronavirus epidemic, hospitals are laying off hundreds of thousands of workers and many are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy because they’ve been told to clear out their wards and keep them clear so they can handle the ‘coronavirus surge’ — that never came (and isn’t coming).

So-called ‘elective surgeries’ that aren’t really elective have been postponed. But worse, Atlas says, the data show that people who had life-threatening conditions were never diagnosed:

Most states and many hospitals abruptly stopped “nonessential” procedures and surgery. That prevented diagnoses of life-threatening diseases, like cancer screening, biopsies of tumors now undiscovered and potentially deadly brain aneurysms. Treatments, including emergency care, for the most serious illnesses were also missed. Cancer patients deferred chemotherapy. An estimated 80 percent of brain surgery cases were skipped. Acute stroke and heart attack patients missed their only chances for treatment, some dying and many now facing permanent disability.

Fact 5: We know who the vulnerable among us are and we can continue to protect them without keeping the country on lockdown.

Exhibit A: See Sweden.

But beyond that, Atlas notes we can and should continue to protect those vulnerable populations — older Americans, people with pre-existing conditions and known comorbidities — without subjecting the vast majority of the country to stay-at-home restrictions.

“The appropriate policy, based on fundamental biology and the evidence already in hand, is to institute a more focused strategy like some outlined in the first place: Strictly protect the known vulnerable, self-isolate the mildly sick and open most workplaces and small businesses with some prudent large-group precautions,” Atlas writes. “Let’s stop underemphasizing empirical evidence while instead doubling down on hypothetical models. Facts matter.”

Truth or Consequences

Truth or consequences was a game show starting in 1940’s and ran through the 1980’s. We are now playing that game globally. On the show, contestants received roughly two Toc87seconds to answer a trivia question correctly usually an off-the-wall question that no one would be able to answer correctly, or a bad joke, before “ the Buzzer” sounded. If the contestant could not complete the “Truth” portion, there would be “Consequences,” usually a zany and embarrassing stunt.

Today we are trying to determine the truth and if we cannot, there could be dire consequences. Most everyone knows we are getting only half truths, if any truth at all from mainstream media and even from social media. How many post are taken down on social media and labeled as fake news? Do you have free will to decide for yourself if it is fake news?

download-1We are all engaged in global psychological warfare, resulting in stress and fear all around the world. The truth is elusive and it is up to each person to use their God given gift of discernment to seek and decipher the truth.

There is a much deeper meaning in life regarding the COVID19. It is the age old bad of good and evil, or positive and negative. We all have free-will  to choose  what to believe. We each have the spiritual gift  of discernment to determine the truth and Jesus tells us the truth will set you free. Buddha tells us the way of life is to awakened. Fools who sleep are already dead, but the master who remains awake lives forever.Dumbledore-1024x1024

We are all spiritual warriors in a global psychological war.  It is time to awaken and decide. Are you going to allow fear to control your life or are you going to be the light and illuminate love, compassion, joy and unity. You have free will to decide.  The world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable. 

Oneness in Troubled Times

We are living in a tumultuous time.  The result is a low vibration, increasing tension, self-reflectionfears, and hardships.  As we mature in life, through our spiritual growth we learn its not about controlling what we experience, but how we respond to the experience.  Today we find ourselves being forced to spend time simply with ourselves.  For many this is a troubling prospect, what do I do with all my time, the boredom plays with our unruly minds.  Many have finally been given the opportunity to spend much of their daily lives in self reflection, meditation and personal growth.  Yet so many struggle with a purpose for all this free time.  During times of trouble societies through history have collectively pulled their resources, banned together and stood against whatever may have been the onenesscause of their troubles.  Today the troubles we face causes us to find ourselves much stronger collectively if we separate individually, quite contrary to human history.  This doesn’t have to mean loneliness, actually the opposite  “oneness”, when focused upon is much stronger when one has time to self reflect.   These times too will pass,  and humanity will either have grown in love, compassion and oneness or fear and despair will have taken over.  We each have a decision to make for ourselves, but yet each of our individual decisions will create the reality we all collectively will live in.

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Oneness with nature, grounding,  is a perfect method to observe our response to our current experience.  Take a deep breath feel the air of all that lives, filling your lungs, your body, your heart and mind.  See the beauty in the bird that chirps, the rain that drops,  the wind that blows.  Take the time to feel the oneness with all around you, close your eyes and let your inner senses take over.  Find your own way of connecting with nature through your intentions, plant your seeds see them grow.  Feel the veins of mother earth run below your feet,  and the energy of all infinity swirling around you,  through you, oneness with your own. The troubling world around us can only consume us if we allow it.  Together we stand strong and united when we ground our spiritual being in love and oneness.   

With love,

tecihila