There are two types of scientists, including doctors, in the world today. There are those who abide by the true calling of science, which is to try to determine the truth based on information, hypotheses, experimentation, and examination. Then, there are those who have been turned towards the political side of science in which an agenda drives them. In other words, they don’t seek the truth based on the scientific method. They craft the “truth” based on what best suits them.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has generally been on the side of true science for years. They’re not perfect, but they normally take the data and parse it out in ways that make sense. Their models are properly thought out and tested, then run on whatever datasets they’re given. The results have led them to be among the most respected in the field of health metrics. That’s why it was odd that a blockbuster report they released last week got zero media attention.
There was one part of the report that should have had Covid fearmongers in government and mainstream media blasting it all over the place. According to the IMHE, there have been a lot more deaths from Covid-19 than are being reported. They estimate at least double the current accepted number of people have actually died as a result of Covid-19. This perpetuates fear and falls inline with the current agenda of “vaccinate everyone!!!!!!!!”
But their data has challenges, at least to the accepted mainstream narrative. First, they did the one thing nobody in “science” seems to be doing. They took into consideration deaths based upon lockdowns and other forced Covid factors. Suicides, drug overdoses, alcoholism, domestic violence, delayed healthcare, and other aspects of locked down life are taboo talking points for the fearmongers as they want everyone to believe the lockdowns and vaccines and mask mandates and all of the draconian measures they’ve initiated have been all good and nobody died as a direct result of them. The IMHE begs to differ.
Our approach to estimating the total COVID-19 death rate is based on measurement of the excess death rate during the pandemic week by week compared to what would have been expected based on past trends and seasonality. However, the excess death rate does not equal the total COVID-19 death rate. Excess mortality is influenced by six drivers of all-cause mortality that relate to the pandemic and the social distancing mandates that came with the pandemic.
These six drivers are:
- a) the total COVID-19 death rate, that is, all deaths directly related to COVID-19 infection;
- b) the increase in mortality due to needed health care being delayed or deferred during the pandemic;
- c) the increase in mortality due to increases in mental health disorders including depression, increased alcohol use, and increased opioid use;
- d) the reduction in mortality due to decreases in injuries because of general reductions in mobility associated with social distancing mandates;
- e) the reductions in mortality due to reduced transmission of other viruses, most notably influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and measles; and
- f) the reductions in mortality due to some chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, that occur when frail individuals who would have died from these conditions died earlier from COVID-19 instead.
To correctly estimate the total COVID-19 mortality, we need to take into account all six of these drivers of change in mortality that have happened since the onset of the pandemic.
Another challenge to the mainstream narrative included in the report is that they’re claiming nursing home deaths were not recorded properly, especially in high-income countries like the United States. In other words, they’re saying those who failed miserably for the elderly, which is comprised almost entirely of Democrats like Andrew Cuomo and Gretchen Whitmer, killed many more people than is being reported. Just when the left thought Cuomo had faded from memory and escaped his scandals scot-free, this report seems to want to shine a brighter spotlight on the Democrats’ foibles once again.
But arguably the biggest reason this study didn’t get any mainstream media attention is that it did not promote the agenda du jour. At no point in this scientific study did it recommend or even mention Covid vaccines. There was no need to as it’s a study for determining accurate death tolls, not a “woke” social justice study meant to scare or shame people into getting one of the so-called “vaccines.”
With no endorsement of vaccines present, mainstream media looked at it, yawned, and went searching for other studies that fit their assigned propaganda mission.
A comprehensive scientific study that acknowledges massive death tolls from Covid lockdowns that didn’t attempt to scare or shame people into getting vaccinated got shunned by mainstream media. Who’da thunk it?
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $4100 per month in order to maintain operations.
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