This is eye-opening. If you've been tracking with SaveCalifornia.com lately, you know that with 96-97% of infected persons having no symptoms, COVID-19 has a 0.03% projected death rate (3x lower than the seasonal flu's 0.1% death rate), along with proven cures for those ill with COVID-19 (mostly elderly and infirmed).
Bottom line, this new virus isn't as scary as it was made out to be by the federal government, the Democrat politicians, and the Big Media. And we're still hearing biased media talk about increased "cases," which, of course you get with more testing. But if they focused on COVID-19'S dropping death rate, Americans' anxiety would definitely lessen.
The main thing you need to realize is COVID-19 death rates are being padded:
- Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota family physician who is also a Republican state senator, bravely went on national TV to say he's been told to exaggerate COVID-19 as a cause of death, and revealed that hospitals are being paid $13,000 for every COVID-19 patient and $39,000 for every COVID-19 patient on a ventilator.
- California's Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom won't say how many prisoners test positive. Despite mass testing, "California's state prison system would not release counts of asymptomatic prisoners." If Newsom would only do the right thing and release the same inmate information as other states -- that there's widespread infection and 96% of these convicts are asymptomatic -- California's COVID-19 death rates would decrease even more.
- Worst of all, we've just discovered the disturbing method that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using to "cook" COVID-19 death rates.
The sad fact is, CDC is telling hospitals and physicians that they can mark COVID-19 as a cause of death, when the patient's not been tested to confirm it. This is fraud.
Why are they doing this? Remember, there's a huge monetary incentive to mark up as many people as possible as COVID-19 patients. So that hospitals get more money and Big Government and Big Media get more power by continuing to scare people out of their wits.
See the CDC footnotes which I've copied and pasted so you can understand. The CDC rules permit doctors to "presume" COVID-19 infection without ever confirming with the readily-available COVID-19 test. Here are select CDC footnotes, verbatim:
- 1Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.1.
- 4Influenza death counts include deaths with pneumonia or COVID-19 also listed as a cause of death.
- When COVID-19 is reported as a cause of death – or when it is listed as a "probable" or "presumed" cause — the death is coded as U07.1. This can include cases with or without laboratory confirmation.
Do you see why you can't trust the Big Media or the medical establishment to tell you the true COVID-19 death rate? Yet you can logically deduce they've artificially inflated the numbers. All this makes COVID-19 scarier than reality. Again, we're talking about a death rate lower than the seasonal flu for a new virus that mostly affects the unhealthy, while the flu virus can affect everybody, all ages, healthy and unhealthy. And we've plunged a sword into our economy for this?
2. Benefit of 'lift the lockdown' protests
Have you see the protests? We've posted a lot of updates on our SaveCalifornia.com Facebook page.
We're already seeing good results from the California protests over the last two weeks. The majority of Californians are really hurting financially. And people who know the cause of the effect are decrying the indefinite government lockdown which is destroying jobs, small businesses, and people's very livelihoods.
Be glad that these protests are making news. Getting media coverage serves to lobby Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom to "lift the lockdown" earlier. It also lobbies other state's governors and President Trump. Anytime a protest leader is wise and invites media, and media shows up (which has occurred at most of these citizen protests), there's media coverage that makes Big Government politicians worry.
Add to this Modoc County's rebellion against Newsom's broad, burdensome" lockdown." This 9,000-person-population county at the northeastern tip of California officially opened up on Friday. And Newsom didn't fight back, which is significant. And now, two more counties with higher populations, Sutter and Yuba counties, are also "reopening" on May 4. So if you live in Northern California, you can "eat out" by driving to Yuba City in Sutter County, Marysville in Yuba County, or Alturas in Modoc County for your first restaurant meal in months.
What's more, there are now several lawsuits against Newsom, challenging his unconstitutional, totalitarian orders against business owners, against churches, against gun shops, and against the People's right to assemble on "state property" to express their lockdown grievances.
All this is significant pushback against Newsom's unreasonable lockdown, which is insensitive at least and brutal at most. Right now, Newsom is the People of California's biggest enemy. He has and is destroying their jobs, businesses, and livelihoods. And many more people realize this than they did two months ago.
This growing revolt, where more Californians identify Newsom as the problem, means that our uber-liberal governor is getting worried about his legacy. For example, during his May 1 livestream update, Newsom said he wanted to loosen some his restrictions in "days, not weeks." How different from just four days earlier when he said, "weeks, not months." See the change?
We need to keep up the protests and keep up the lawsuits. But the best lobbying is being done by individual counties when they lead, instead of waiting for Newsom to lead. So please ask your county supervisor to reopen now, like Modoc, Sutter, and Yuba counties have done. Right now, this is the most effective personal lobbying you can do.
Please enjoy these videos of California protests: Orange | Riverside | Huntington Beach
3. My fearful barber
As you know, Gavin Newsom's lockdown order told barbers and hair salons to close, without citing an enforcement mechanism. This has resulted in widespread closures, and a lot of unhappy Californians who can't get their hair cut, styled, or colored.
I finally had enough with the mop growing on my head. So I drove to my cheapest barber shop ($6). But the sign on the door said it was "Closed because of COVID-19."
I then drove to a slightly more expensive barber ($8) to see if he was open. The shop appeared closed, but there was no sign on the door. I had the barber's cell number, called it, and was enthused he answered and was taking appointments. While making mine, he requested that I wouldn't park in front of his shop.
At the appointment, the barber hurriedly rushed me into the back. He had moved his barber chair behind a wall so no one could look in the front window and see he was cutting someone's hair. I asked him why he was so afraid. He said some people (not customers) had called the police on him -- twice.
Commiserating with his plight, I paid him and we walked toward the front door together. All of a sudden, he said, "Hurry, get behind the desk," and frantically pointed at a large nearby counter. I quickly obliged and ducked behind it. A second later, he joined me in our impromptu hiding place. Then I heard a loud voice coming closer. A tall, scruffy man had his hands on the big front window, and was peering in, looking for signs of life. The barber whispered to me, "I know this guy -- he's crazy!" I got the distinct impression that the barber feared this aggressive transient would call the police on him too.
Do you see how the lockdown is making life crazy for some people? And it is crazy how Big Government deems some businesses "essential" and other businesses not. I appreciated the haircut, but left with a seething anger over how the government is harming small businessmen like my barber, who's barely making it financially, and is being oppressed for meeting a basic need of his customers.