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This post makes the case for 'herd immunity', which generally has not been taken seriously except for Sweden and about eight US states that didn't go into lock-down (see the April 22 video post below). This makes for a very interesting story that I wish to pursue over the next few weeks. Stay posted.
I will continue this post as I have more information to add, including updated numbers, messages and video links on the virus controversy.
Let me interject some recent information on this virus and the surrounding controversy.
The deaths in the USA are reported to have exceeded 100,000, although many medical professionals have disputed what constitutes a COVID Death (ie. death by or with COVID).
Regardless, it's a lot, much like the seasonal flu.
The rate of deaths per million in unlocked down Sweden is still less than many European countries, but the earlier gap has lessened. It is now about 420/million. Belgium's rate, however, is about double that.
Interestingly, the World Health Organization WHO has issued a statement that Sweden serves as a model for dealing with the virus even though the country had little or no lockdowns except for senior's residences, nor did they (officially) practise Social Distancing. From the information I have, few have been wearing masks.
This would suggest social distancing might not help in the spread of the virus. Interestingly, science has never established that this is more effective in spreading the virus than herd-immunity. As for masks, some scientists claim that masks could actually hurt the population with hypoxia since immunity has less opportunity to build-up. In fact, many Immunologists suggest that breathing ones own CO2, rather than fresh oxygen, compromises one's immunity.
Certain regions in Canada such as Alberta report that that the average age of death due to the Corona Virus is 82 while the average life expectancy is 83. To me, that statistic should cause us to question the wisdom of the government's policy in devastated the economy, including the livelihood of tens of millions.
As for the young, with over 2 million school children in Canada, not one has died (to date) from the virus.
Okay, enough for now. More later. You might note how many videos YouTube has censored that I had posted on here. Very Orwellian!
There is a big controversy regarding the WHO reporting that those who are asymptomatic rarely spread the virus. One analyst recently observed that: "the more significant issue here is that if someone who’s asymptomatic tests positive, he/she is counted as a confirmed case, yet none of the reporting includes info about either 1) the number of asymptomatic cases, or 2) the percentage of cases that are asymptomatic (the rate). The vast majority of people exposed to COVID don’t have or develop symptoms, so the reported number of cases is wildly high and misleading, causing people to believe it’s a far greater threat and health risk than it actually is.
"Additionally, the mortality numbers are inflated, as they include people with terminal illnesses and other serious existing conditions. All such people who test positive and subsequently pass on are reported as COVID mortalities, regardless of the actual cause of death.
June 28, 2020
Are wearing masks to protect yourself from the virus is something you should do? It seems most government health authorities say yes. But there is no doubt that hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) weakens our immunity system and serves to promote fear, which also weakens immunity by breathing in our exhaled bacteria. We are not plants; we need oxygen, not our own carbon. Another thing, the average age of COVID death is 82, about the same as average life expectancy. So what's the point?
In my province of Alberta, there have been 150 Corona deaths, almost all are elderly seniors with pre-existing conditions. The kind that dies each year from influenza. The population of Alberta is over 4.4 million. Averaging 150 deaths over 4.4 million is only .00003. Yet the government is trying to scare everyone into wearing masks. Why?
July 7, 2020
IT MAKES YOU WONDER
Do truth a favour; please forward on
June 23, 2020
Nobel Winning Chemist, Michael Levitt provides a balanced and informed analysis
June 20, 2020
What they don't wish you to know.
April 25 National Post Article on non-lockdown Sweden. An interesting article on Swedens outlier approach where life is relatively normal. This was written a few weeks ago but I understand things are still more or less the same with the relative open policy.
My postscript to the article above: Today I noted there were deaths 217 virus deaths/million in (free) Sweden compared to 597 in locked-down Belgium. That's just 36%.
The other five countries I identified in my chart, including 26 in Belgium. However, the ration is less with all the western (locked-down) European countries averaged, yet the average is still lower.
I'm still impressed with how Sweden, after not going into lock-down, is just 1/2 to 2/3 of other countries deaths per million (depending on which countries you include in the calculations)
So why is the media so confident the virus is still going to hit Sweden hard, gleefully telling us they will be sorry for not complying with the FEARS of the rest of the world? Is it because they're too arrogant to admit they're wrong?
So far, the relatively low number of deaths per million are still holding. It would be impressive if Sweden was more or less the same as the others after remaining (mostly) open, but to be only half should be astonishing for the believers in social distancing. Rather, I've found many remain caught up in their fear narratives and seem to want Sweden to fail in their resistance to their mass hysteria.
I'm not saying there shouldn't be quarantined for the elderly. They are vulnerable. In my mother's senior's residence, there are now 6 cases as of today, up from 2 on Saturday. This is serious, and of course, I'm concerned.
On the other hand, we have shut down our province of 3 million. There has only been one death of someone under 60 and that person had a severe case of asthma. Our lock-down didn't help him. And why are children not in school as they are in Sweden? They are immune. In fact, it's now estimated by antibody tests that 85% of the population that has tested positive for the virus didn't even know they had it since the symptoms are so weak or non-existent.
How many more people with lives destroyed by the lock-down. How many more will die as a result of suicides? Marriage destroyed? (I've witnessed this already). How many small businesses will not survive and how many job\s be lost. All in the name of 'safety' and protecting ourselves from ourselves with extreme and unnecessary laws.
April 22 Does the virus lockdown work? It is 'science'. So far, the latest statistics seem to say no.
Here's the link if you wish to copy and send on (please do)
April 23 Next comes the vaccines. Listen to the warnings by Robert F Kennedy Jr
Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CfLDXpC324
April 24 A new view of the data. Should be an eye-opener for the social-distancing-ers
This is what comes up now.
Not surprising YouTube would be complicit in withholding the facts of two doctors who give a thorough and rational analysis of the data. Things are getting very Orwellian out there with the agenda of fear.
Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carson speak of this censorship and how the medical establishment and high tech came after them. See the two videos below.
As Dr Erickson says: "Something else is going on"
Below is nother video taken down by YouTube. Censorship is happening continually.
April 25 Interview with top Swedish scientist
April 26 The truth about the pandemic by top Immunologist
The link is: https://youtu.be/lGC5sGdz4kg
April 27 Powerful presentation. Click on the link if the video doesn't come up.
April 30 A must-listen-to podcast by Virologist Dr Judy Mikovitch, PhD, Biochemist and Molecular Biologist. Please share!
May 1 Death Reporting Inaccuracies
May 1 Dr Dan Erickson and his colleague had their interview taken down by YouTube after 5 million hits in a few days. The issue: questioning the data. Hear about this below.
May 1 Totalitarianism is here... all in the name of 'safety'
May 2 What the MSM isn't telling you.
May 3 Tribunal. Very important discussion and message of what's going on in our world
May 4 Robert F Kennedy Jr. Interview on Vaccines
Please watch if you have children or grandchildren
May 5 The story of behind the suppression of Dr. Judy Mikovich, doctor of Molecular Biology
May 5 More by the two vilified California doctors whose earlier video was taken down by YouTube
May 6 This too will probably be gone by tomorrow as truth is being cancelled.
May 7 Dr Erickson. The one YouTube doesn't like and keeps deleting. Truth hurts!
May 10 A spoof...
May 11 Another eye-opener. Open the link here
May 13 What they don't want you to know about Covid 19. Dr Rashid Buttar
May 13 See it while it lasts
May 15 More from Dr Buttar. Today's Eugenics
May 16 Dr Cahill, PhD Molecular Genetics
May 20 British Chief Medic
Newsletter from Dr Keith Scott-Mumby
The bottom line is that this is a manufactured panic. Figures have been thrown about by Anthony Fauci—and Bill Gates is right in there too—that bear no relationship to the science, IGNORE the fact that people die every year and pretend there is a significant crisis.
Fauci gets a LOT of money remember, if he can keep people trapped until the CDC gets a vaccine to force on us.
WE HAVE IMMUNE SYSTEMS DON’T WE? Mother Nature knows better than the jerks in the WHO, CDC, NIH, etc. The over-reaction panic HAS to stop.
As of now, we have figures that state, as clearly as language can possibly state, it’s time to STOP this madness. All go back to work TOMORROW. You are at no new risk, no higher level of threat. In fact, COVID-19 is tame, as I’ve been saying for weeks.
Your chance of dying of COVID-19? About 0.03%. Way less than the chance of your being killed or injured on the roads (0.5% of all deaths). Yet we don’t lock down cities and ban cars.
Get the REAL figures from a nice ER doctor, who talks more sense than all the politicians and medical pseuds put together (and by the way, he’s using OFFICIAL figures, not some he made up himself, like Fauci and Gates!)
To Your Good Health,
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
THE DATA IS IN --- STOP THE PANIC AND END THE TOTAL ISOLATION
Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.
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.
Five key facts are being ignored by those calling for continuing the near-total lockdown.
Fact 1: The overwhelming majority of people do not have any 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.
In New York City, an epicenter of the pandemic with more than one-third of all U.S. deaths, the rate of death for people 18 to 45 years old is 0.01 percent, or 10 per 100,000 in the population. On the other hand, people aged 75 and over have a death rate 80 times that. For people under 18 years old, the rate of death is zero per 100,000.
Of all fatal cases in New York state, two-thirds were in patients over 70 years of age; more than 95 percent were over 50 years of age; and about 90 percent of all fatal cases had an underlying illness. Of 6,570 confirmed COVID-19 deaths fully investigated for underlying conditions to date, 6,520, or 99.2 percent, had an underlying illness. If you do not already have an underlying chronic condition, your chances of dying are small, regardless of age. And young adults and children in normal health have almost no risk of any serious illness from COVID-19.
Fact 2: Protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding.
We can learn about hospital utilization from data from New York City, the hotbed of COVID-19 with more than 34,600 hospitalizations to date. For those under 18 years of age, hospitalization from the virus is 0.01 percent, or 11 per 100,000 people; for those 18 to 44 years old, hospitalization is 0.1 percent. Even for people ages 65 to 74, only 1.7 percent were hospitalized. Of 4,103 confirmed COVID-19 patients with symptoms bad enough to seek medical care, Dr. Leora Horwitz of NYU Medical Center concluded "age is far and away the strongest risk factor for hospitalization." 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. Half of all people testing positive for infection have no symptoms at all. The vast majority of younger, otherwise healthy people do not need significant medical care if they catch this infection.
Fact 3: Vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, prolonging the problem.
We know from decades of medical science that infection itself allows people to generate an immune response — antibodies — so that the infection is controlled throughout the population by “herd immunity.” 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. By transmitting the virus to others in the low-risk group who then generate antibodies, they block the network of pathways toward the most vulnerable people, ultimately ending the threat. Extending whole-population isolation would directly prevent that widespread immunity from developing.
Fact 4: People are dying because other medical care is not getting done due to hypothetical projections.
Critical health care for millions of Americans is being ignored and people are dying to accommodate “potential” COVID-19 patients and for fear of spreading the disease. 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 have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures.
The overwhelming evidence all over the world consistently shows that a clearly defined group — older people and others with underlying conditions — is more likely to have a serious illness requiring hospitalization and more likely to die from COVID-19. Knowing that, it is a commonsense, achievable goal to target isolation policy to that group, including strictly monitoring those who interact with them. Nursing home residents, the highest risk, should be the most straightforward to systematically protect from infected people, given that they already live in confined places with highly restricted entry.
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. This would allow the essential socializing to generate immunity among those with minimal risk of serious consequence, while saving lives, preventing overcrowding of hospitals and limiting the enormous harms compounded by continued total isolation. Let’s stop underemphasizing empirical evidence while instead doubling down on hypothetical models. Facts matter.
Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.
Below are the stats on Covid deaths and Case beginning April 12. The deaths per million remain between 53% to 66% in Sweden (depending on how many countries one includes in the calculations) compared to many of the neighbouring European counties which remain locked down. This is contrary to much of the misinformation out there. It seems many want Sweden to fail to conform to their fear-based narrative.
Of course, the tide could turn against Sweden, but as of April 12 and 16th Sweden is still only about 50% + of the average of the other 5 European countries. However, it is higher than in Finland and Norway.
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SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE
This the first in a series of five Elysium narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
Read a sample press review at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
VIDEO INTRODUCTION (ATTEMPT) TO SERIES
The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on www.elysiumspassage.com or directly at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/reader-reviews
"A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture and humour; Mr Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.”
"Quietly, gently, and without imposition, the Author unfolds the pages, creating an intricate, interlocking bridge spanning the chasm between mind and heart. Renewing, refreshing, restoring. In my bereavement, it was vigil and light…"
“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging. I can't wait to complete this book!"
“Takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”
“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting, yet calming, experience that is not to be missed."
"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."
“N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."
"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it to other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"
“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”
“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought-provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humour together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”
“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”
“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.
“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”
“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)
“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.” (CLARION REVIEW)
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PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
ELYSIUIM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT is now available for purchase. With the exception of the last novel, the other three have been written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT available
QUANTUM LEAPS spring 2020
SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2020
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2021
HE ELIXIR spring 2022
THE RETURN sometime in 2023