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Scamdemic - Chapter 1

Updated on August 3, 2020
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Science writer and experimenter. Conventionally published in science, technology, computers, personal development, health, & fitness.

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This is an excerpt from my book title Scamdemic. Unlike most books, I started with a book overview rather than the table of contents.

Real pandemics don’t rely on faulty prediction models, biased reporting, politicized science, and inflated death statistics. Scamdemic, a combination of the words scam and pandemic defines the mainstream media’s orchestration in creating a COVID-19 hysteria. This book is not denying that the COVID-19 virus isn’t a threat, what this book exposes is the exaggeration and fearmongering of the COVID-19 virus to panic the population.

After the fake news media panicked the population, state governments capitalized on the weakened psychology of a terrorized population to exert complete authoritarian control to enforce socioeconomic lockdowns. These lockdowns controlled and trained people into government obedience. COVID-1984, the dystopian future we feared has arrived.

The lockdowns suspended our constitutional rights and killed the Trump booming economy. The Scamdemic continues even as the death rate from COVID-19 has flatlined across the nation. Remember the lockdowns were only supposed to last a few weeks until we “flattening the curve”. We flattened the curve months ago, but state governments still refuse to release their economic stranglehold and to restore our Constitutional rights.

An analogy for how the mainstream media exaggerates and dramatizes news, especially negative news, is illustrate by the reporting of Hurricane Florence. When Hurricane Florence headed toward the U.S. coast in 2018, the news broadcasted hourly progress reports. One reporter’s live shot went viral. He showed himself struggling against the fury of the oncoming hurricane in South Carolina, digging his feet into the ground, to steady himself against the onslaught of the “gale force” wind, yelling so his voice could be heard above the wind’s noise. Unbeknownst to the reporter, during his live dramatic shot, residents calmly strolled behind the reporter, unaffected by the hurricane winds. The reporter, not seeing the residents behind him, foolishly continued his dramatic struggle against the wind. And thus, the fake news was exposed.

I’m the guy walking behind the fake news reporting and exposing it.

This book features information and data from credible sources that were minimally reported or ignored because it didn’t push the “virus apocalypse” media narrative. The fake news media either restricts, censors, or mocks the science and scientists that don’t adhere to their alarmist narrative.

I am front-loading this book with information because more people will look at this book than buy it. Of course, I want you to buy the book, but even if you don’t, I want you to have a few takeaway facts. This is why I placed Chapter 1 before the table of contents.

The book cover includes a graphic of the U.S. Annual Death by Disease. It compares the number of COVID-19 deaths in America at the time when state lockdowns were enforced, to other diseases. How could these low COVID-19 death numbers justify the extreme emergency actions taken by the state governments? That’s the power of propaganda.

Experts disagree all the time. One expert says one thing, and the other expert says just the opposite. To be fair and balanced the media ought to report what experts on both sides of an issue are saying. But that’s not how the fake news mainstream media operates. The fake news media politicized their reporting by just reporting from experts that supported their COVID-19 hysteria. Experts who the fake news kept focused on worst-case scenarios. Their reporting was agenda driven.

The ignored experts, the experts who turned out to be right, were under reported, and if reported at all were done so minimally. If you think the opposing “experts” perhaps weren’t credible sources, that would be an incorrect assumption. The experts voicing their opinions to avoid overreacting to the COVID-19 hysteria include the New England Journal of Medicine, Stanford University top epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis, and internationally Sweden’s top epidemiologist Anders Tegnell. So, while I may be writing these words, I am not the creator of the scamdemic, I am only its messenger.

Why?

What could possibly be the reason to promote a Scamdemic? If you picked up this book, you already know the liberals on the left have lost their collective minds. The leftist fake news media and the socialist Democrats are politically aligned and against free speech, capitalism, conservatism, police and are strongly anti-America first.

They have lost all credibility with the independent voters in their quest to regain power and to impeach President Trump. They have lied to the public repeatedly for close to four years, trying to embroil President Trump in a scandal to bring down his approval ratings and to impeach. They failed time and time again. They realized President’s Trump’s 2020 reelection was assured because he revitalized our failing U.S. economy, he brought manufacturing jobs back to America, cut ridiculous regulations, renegotiated our international trade agreements, brought unemployment to their lowest rates in decades. To the socialist Democrats, the successes of President Trump wasn’t a cause for celebration, it was a called for drastic measures.

President Trump has many haters besides the socialist democrats and leftist fake news media.

Who Hates President Donald Trump (The Disrupter)?

Pro-Illegal Immigration — Trump curtailed illegal immigration — haters include any businesses that exploited the cheap labor of illegal immigrants, as well as the politicians whom these businesses supported.

Silicon Valley — Trump limited the H1-B vista immigration to the chagrin of Silicon Valley. High tech companies like Google, and Apple collaborate with the China’s CCP regime to be allowed entry into the Chinese marketplace.

Mexico and Canada — Trump stopped Mexico and Canada from taking advantage of the U.S. Trump re-negotiated the NAFTA trade agreement to the benefit of the American worker with a fairer USMCA.

China — Donald Trump has warned the U.S. about China for decades before he became president. As president Trump is stopping China from taking advantage of the U.S. by renegotiating our trade agreement with China to the benefit of the American worker.

On July 16, 2020 Attorney General William Barr gave a speech regarding the ongoing danger from the People’s Republic of China. China is guilty of many illegal activities such as currency manipulation, tariffs, quotas, state led investments and acquisitions, theft, forced transfer of Intellectual Property, state subsidies, dumping, cyber-attacks, industrial espionage. Eighty percent (80%) of all federal economic espionage prosecutions are to the benefit of the CCP. Sixty percent (60%) of trade secret theft are connected to China.

And let’s not forget it was China who released the COVID-19 virus into the world and then lied to cover it up.

Hollywood — China is an enormous market. To give you an idea, Ironman sold to the Asian market for 650 million dollars. So Hollywood is very pro-China and Anti-Trump. Hollywood goes as far as to modify and censor its movies and characters to appease and follow directives from the Chinese Communist Party.

NBA — China is a huge billion-dollar market for the NBA. The NBA is pro-China and Anti-Trump. A pro Hong Kong tweet from an NBA general manager was quickly deleted as the NBA was scolded by the Chinese Communist Party. The threat of a lost franchise for the NBA in China forced the GM to delete his tween and apologized. The NBA is not allowed by the CCP to support a free Hong Kong.

NATO — Trump embarrassed the member nations who had been taking advantage of the U.S. and asked them to pay their fair share.

WHO — World Health Organization — which has done a terrible job with the COVID-19 and has been called out by President Trump. Trump is also cutting U.S. funding to the WHO.

Fake News Media — Trump has been calling out the fake news for their biased and inaccurate reporting of his administration. Despite everything positive Trump has accomplished for the American people and his pro-American stance, 90% of media coverage has been one-sided and negative.

Democrats — The socialists have been chanting to impeach Trump from before he officially took office. He disrupted the status que on both sides of the aisle in Washington.

Who Loves President Donald Trump?

American workers and patriots.

While under constant siege by the fake news mainstream media, deep state, and Democrats, President Trump revitalized the American economy, brought unemployment to its lowest levels in decades, renegotiated America’s bad trade deals to support and brought back manufacturing jobs to the American worker, ended US involvement in the fraudulent climate-change Paris accord, and eased ridiculous and unnecessary regulations.

This coronavirus con, this Scamdemic is yet another attempt to accomplish what the Russian hoax and the Mueller investigation could not; hurt President Trump’s reelection by bringing the US economy to a grinding halt.

I’m not worried about a billionaire, who lost millions of dollars to become a public servant.

I am worried about those pauper politicians who became multi-millionaires being a public servant.

Truth and the country be damned

The Democrats quickly realized the golden opportunity an unknown virus and pandemic presented, and aligned with the leftist mainstream media, to propagandize the COVID-19 threat for a political advantage over President Donald J. Trump.

Facts did not stand in the way of the leftist fake news media and Democratic politicians fearmongering a new pandemic. This was politics, not science. Inundating the public consciousness with rhetoric only from experts that supported the hysteria.

The fake news media and Democrats adopted a Nazi style propaganda and just like the Nazi’s used this expression to explain and justify their abusive actions against the population, “Fur Ihre Sicherheit”, translation “For Your Safety”.


Facts from this book

l February–March 2020: The COVID-19 virus fatality rate was grossly overestimated more than tenfold.
Source: [https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/20/stanford-researcher-says-coronavirus-isnt-as-fatal-as-we-thought-critics-say-hes-missing-the-point/].

* The chart above graphically compares the total COVID-19 deaths at the end of March in to U.S. annual deaths for diseases. State governors invoked emergency powers to lockdown their states, implementing unconstitutional and draconian measures, closing businesses, forcing citizens to stay at home, lost their constitutional rights to assemble, to protest, to attend church, to work, or even to visit loved ones in nursing homes.

* Dr. John Ioannidis, epidemiologist at Stanford University wrote on March 17, 2020, one day after the Neil Ferguson ICL announced 2.2 million Americans would die from coronavirus correctly wrote: “The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.” He warned us, “we are making decisions without enough data”
Source:[ https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/]

He was ignored by the fake news media. We know today he was correct.

* Additional scientific information released near the end of March 2020 also shown the COVID-19 threat was grossly exaggerated, as reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, Stanford University, Dr. Anthony Fauci (adviser to President Trump). Even the Imperial College of London (ICL), whose prediction that 2.2 million American lives would be lost, revised their prediction downward dramatically from 2.2 million to 88,000. But this revision, this back-pedaling of the pivotal ICL projection, which caused the global lockdown, was not reported by the fake news mainstream media with the same veracity. Doing so would expose the fake news narrative.

Source: [https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/the-scientist-whose-doomsday-pandemic-model-predicted-armageddon-just-walked-back-the-apocalyptic-predictions/]

Source: [https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMe2002387?articleTools=true].

Source: [https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032?query=RP].

* March 25, 2020, Stanford paper stated that the fatality rate quoted in the ICL model was by order of great magnitudes exaggerated. “If it’s true that the novel coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines, then the extraordinary measures being carried out in cities and states around the country are surely justified. But there’s little evidence to confirm that premise — and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.” Source: [https://fsi.stanford.edu/news/coronavirus-deadly-they-say].

* U.S. states and countries like Sweden, Japan, and Taiwan did as well without implementing draconian lockdown measures as those states and countries that did.

* In 2006, Dr. Anthony Fauci and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s health department’s plan to handle an H5N1 pandemic was in complete opposition to the quarantine lockdown measures enforced for COVID-19. Source: [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6820919-NYC-Dept-of-Health-Pandemic-Influenza.html#document/p121].

* Forty percent to forty-five percent (40 to 45%) of the people infected with COVID-19 do not get sick! They are asymptomatic, meaning they tested positive for COVID-19 and never even knew they were infected because they had no symptoms. Source: [https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/40-45-who-contract-new-coronavirus-are-asymptomatic].

* Eighty percent (80%) of the people who do become symptomatic (get sick) with COVID-19 recover without any treatment or intervention, called “spontaneously recover”.
Source:[ https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/melanie-arter/dr-fauci-80-percent-coronavirus-patients-spontaneously-recover]

* Mandating face masks for healthy people is a sham. The New England Journal of Medicine May 21, 2020: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.” Source: [https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372].

* Social distancing is another sham. Social distancing is pseudoscience extrapolated from a high school project from the George W. Bush administration. It was met with skepticism during the Bush administration, when it was conceived. The CDC has no peer-reviewed studies because they do not exist. Social distancing is a pseudoscience.

* Dr. Annie Bukacek is a whistleblower who published a video detailing how the CDC issued guidelines to doctors filling out death certificates that grossly inflate the number of COVID-19 deaths.

* Fifty percent (50%) of all COVID-19 deaths are people over eighty-five years old. Only 8 percent of COVID-19 deaths are people under sixty-five years old.

* The fake news media reports adds Influenza deaths to the COVID-19 deaths to inflate the total death numbers.

The death toll number on June 27, 2020, was 109,188 deaths and was the number used by mainstream media. See chart below. If we remove the influenza (flu) deaths, the COVID-19 death toll number shrinks to less than half, to 47,255 deaths.

Source: [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm].

All COVID-19 deaths are inflated because the CDC changed it’s standing 17 year old procedure on reporting deaths with new guideline for reporting COVID-19 causes of death on Death Certificates.

Reference: [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm]

Dr. John Ioannidis, confirmed his prior statements writing the modelers were “astronomically wrong” in their COVID-19 predictions.
Source: [https://fee.org/articles/modelers-were-astronomically-wrong-in-covid-19-predictions-says-leading-epidemiologist-and-the-world-is-paying-the-price/]

l Approximately half of the U.S. deaths by COVID-19 could have been saved if the fake news media did not attack the use of hydroxychloroquine in another attempt to ridicule President Trump’s recommendation. See Chapter 12 for the full story.

Source: [ https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/505801-study-ties-hydroxychloroquine-use-to-lower-covid-19-death-rate ]

l U.S. Population 329,227,746
COVID-19 Cases 3,819,139 (July 21, 2020)
COVID-19 Deaths * 55,719 (July 12, 2020)

What this information indicates is this:
1) Just over 1% of the U.S. Population has been infected with COVID-19 **
2) You have a 98.54% survival rate if you become infected with COVID-19
3) Only 0.016 % of Americans have died from COVID-19.
Which is a 99.98% survival rate for Americans

* COVID-19 Deaths — Excluding Influenza Deaths
** Positive coronavirus antibodies may be caused by common cold

Think for Yourself

I am not telling you what to think. I prefer you think for yourself. I am presenting information that has generally gone unreported by the mainstream media. This is why this book is ladened with references to verify what I have written. I am not a doctor or medical expert; I am reporting what doctors and medical experts have said.

1. If the way to stem a pandemic is to quarantine and treat the sick, why did U.S. government officials do the opposite and force a quarantine on most of the healthy population?

2. Why did Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, our top U.S. public health officials, “take for a fact” the unverified non-peer reviewed ICL projection that 2.2 million Americans would perish? A projection by a scientist Neil Ferguson who historically provided incorrect infectious disease projections.

Remember in November

The socioeconomic devastation of the lockdown has cost our country trillions of dollars in stimulus packages for a lockdown, that in my opinion, wasn’t necessary and politically motivated. The lockdown pushed U.S. unemployment to over forty million. Americans lost their livelihood, savings, and businesses. Some people couldn’t pay their mortgages, rents or credit card bills. It became illegal to attend church, go to parks, beaches or to meet with other people. Hospitals were ordered to halt diagnostic services and elective surgeries to prepare for a pandemic, a pandemic that never arrived.

It is estimated there will be 60,000 cancer deaths attributed to the lockdown because these medical services were halted. Domestic violence and child abuse rates went through the roof, as well as suicide, alcoholism, and drug abuse. It also has been estimated that more people will perish in the next decade because of the lockdown than died from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 hysteria will end after the November 2020 election. Think about your elected governors and mayors across the U.S. who forced this unnecessary socioeconomic shutdown and stripped you of your constitutional rights.

These are the officials who sent swat teams to arrest church goers for breaking social distancing rules but told our police to “stand down” and allowed thousands of George Floyd protesters to riot, loot stores, destroy public and private property, pull down statues and government monuments and attack innocent people. Then listen to the fake news media and Democrat politicians deny and spin the reality as they defend and define these thugs and rioters as peaceful protesters.

Democrats are demanding mail-in voting because “Fur Ihre Sicherheit”, it isn’t safe for citizens to line up to vote. But it’s perfectly safe for thousands of protesters to gather and riot. It’s just another leftist Democrat sham to force mail-in voting so they can cheat the presidential election. This is a sampling of the desperate lengths’ liberals have gone to and are willing to go to regain the power of the White House. Imagine what they will do if they obtain it.

If you value your freedom, don’t throw it away.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 John Iovine

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