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December 2, 2020
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Johns Hopkins University published and then retracted a study that found that there has been no major increase in the expected number of deaths among all age groups in the US this year due to COVID-19.

The researcher found that while there was a sharp increase in COVID-19 deaths, there was a drop in deaths attributed to other causes, such as pneumonia or heart disease. In fact, “the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19.” He theorizes that deaths from other causes are being categorized as COVID-19 deaths. Also, the very elderly victims might have been expected to die of old age, seasonal flu or other causes if the pandemic hadn’t occurred.

Interestingly, Johns Hopkins University didn’t retract the study because they could cite anything inaccurate, but because it “was being used to spread misinformation about the pandemic,” and discount the danger of the virus or the need to take precautions. But if the numbers are correct, then why should the study be retracted? Is it the job of the university to only publish scientific facts that support a particular narrative, or to suppress facts just because someone might misinterpret or misuse them?

The researcher said he was even accused online of being a “COVID denier” (of course, he was.) He called those false accusations “devastating,” but said, “I stand my ground. The goal is never to undermine the effects of COVID-19 but to suggest a possible over-exaggeration in death numbers due to the pandemic.”

I thought we were supposed to listen to the scientists. I must be getting old because I remember when liberals thought that refusing to accept “inconvenient truths” was a bad thing.

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  • Kevin Sharum

    12/08/2020 10:12 AM

    I truely believe "Covid 19" exsists, but its effects have been greatly exaggerated. I have been a nurse for 30 years,and see many flaws, as in contradictions, in covid 19 protocols and may even contribute to its spread.

  • Paul Randolph Bennett

    12/02/2020 10:36 PM

    The researcher was a woman, not a man, Dr. Genevieve Briand and her article used statistical data to prove her thesis. The data showed the total death rate did NOT increase, but in fact, the number one killer of elderly Americans is Heart Disease and it did not spike in September as usual. So, death from one killer drops while Covid-19 rises and it all washes out even.

  • Peggy Watts

    12/02/2020 09:02 PM

    At the start of this Covid flu, which in sure was here way before March, NYC had containers of the dead, from covid. Who were they? Its bothered me from day one. Was it homeless people, groups? Never been anything else about it? Can you clarify? Thank you