on the famous--but fraudulent--HCQ "study" that was the basis for one more spasm of Trump Derangement Syndrome in the MSM. The claim was that Trump was recommending a medicine--HCQ--that could kill you, as Neil Cavuto hysterically proclaimed. Mind you, HCQ is one of the most widely used medications in the world today and has been approved by the FDA as safe for over 60 years. That might have been considered to be a clue, by the peer reviewers at most most scientific journals. Nevertheless, the "study" was published by two of the most prestigious "peer reviewed" medical journals in the world: The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.
It turned out that the "study" was based on the authority of a Sci-Fi writer and a porn model. Which really makes you wonder about how "peer review" is done at these storied "medical" journals.
Just as delicious, the expose was done by the far Left The Guardian, which wrote:
A peer-reviewed Lancet study claimed that Surgisphere culled data from nearly 15,000 COVID-19 patients from 1,200 hospitals around the world. There is no evidence that it collected any data from anyone.
The other night Tucker Carlson interviewed Dr. Marc Siegal about the fraudulent HCQ "study" as well as about a story I saw coming out of Italy earlier in the week. I can't provide the scientific details, but Siegal says the reports have been seconded by sources in the US, as well. The idea is that the Sars COV-2 virus is "weakening"--good news that the news media doesn't seem to want to get out to widely. According to Siegal, this development is fairly typical for viruses:
Siegel also addressed that doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) said Thursday that the coronavirus appears to be declining both in virulence and in its infection rate.
"The virus appears to be getting milder. People who are being admitted have milder symptoms. We heard the same thing out of northern Italy," Siegel said. "And guess what? I have been hearing the same thing from many doctors here in New York City over the past week or two."
Siegel told Carlson his theory on why the virus may be mellowing.
"Viruses, like anything else, want to survive. Now, I'm not sure yet that this is the case, but as viruses mutate over time, they want to get more used to the human host. They want to be able to spread more easily," Siegel said. "And if they kill the host, they can't spread. So they tend to mutate in the direction of becoming milder. It looks like this may be happening here."
And yet many Blue politicians are trying to prolong the lockdowns in their jurisdictions. With that in mind, this seems like the perfect place to quote from an excellent Don Surber blog that caught my eye a few days ago--Covid-19's big winners are the globalists:
Conventional wisdom is covid-19 hurt the globalists because people are starting to call Red China "Red China" again. But Jim Cramer followed the money. The lockdowns helped big business.
CNBC reported, "The corona virus pandemic and corresponding lockdown made way for 'one of the greatest wealth transfers in history,' CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday.
"The stock market is rising as big business rebounds from state-ordered stoppage of nonessential activity, while small businesses drop like flies, the Mad Money host said.
The post said, "Tanking the economy actually helps Corporate America (which sides with Democrats) because it drives its competition out of business. While the mom-and-pop stores shuttered, Amazon flourished."
I know most readers realize covid-19 was overblown. Yes, it is a horrible disease that killed many an old person. But the threat never justified a national shutdown.
But politicians and their corporate allies feed on fear.
Fear is a powerful weapon. It just caused cops and National Guardsmen to bow before the marauding mob of riots and looters in city after city.
In fairness, I'd say that the cops and National Guard didn't bow out of fear--they were following orders from the politicians. Hopefully the American people are making a list of those responsible and will make them pay for this come November. There is no doubt in my mind that--whatever the origins of each recent crisis, whether the incidents were real or manufactured--this has all become part of what Carlson described so well recently. The appeals to fear have nothing to do with protecting our health anymore, nothing to do with justice:
In everything they do, their overriding goal is to remove Donald Trump from office. And that's exactly what they're trying to do now. That's what these riots are about. The most privileged in our society are using the most desperate in our society to seize power from everyone else.
Got that? That's the nub of it. The most privileged are using the most desperate to seize power from the rest of us. They are not seeking racial justice. If they were seeking racial justice, they wouldn't be denouncing their fellow Americans for their race, which they are. It has nothing to do with it.
What they are seeking is total control of the country. And it goes without saying that none of this has anything to do with George Floyd. Shame on those who pretended that it did -- those who fell for the lie and those who knew better but played along because they are cowards. There are many of those. You know who they are, and someday we will look back on all of them with contempt.
Meanwhile, the many people promoting this chaos remain clear-eyed. They are not lying to themselves. They never do. They know exactly what's going on, and they know what they hope to achieve by it. With every night of rioting, they grow bolder. Now, they are openly defending violence on television.