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The Coronavirus Con - Scamdemic Chapter 2

Updated on August 8, 2020
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Science writer and experimenter. Conventionally published in science, technology, computers, personal development, health, & fitness.


This article is an excerpt of Chapter 2 from my book Scamdemic available on Amazon.

Diamond Princess

I first heard of the coronavirus in relation to the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The ship was quarantined in early February 2020. The Diamond Princess provided an ideal petri dish environment for scientists to examine the COVID-19 infection and fatality rate. There were 3,700 people on board, 712 people tested positive, of which 567 were passengers and 145 were crew members.

Half of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 didn’t have symptoms — that is 50 percent asymptomatic. Out of the infected people, thirteen, eventually died. This is a high fatality rate until you factor in the median age of the passengers, which was fifty-eight years old. One-third of the passengers were seventy years old or older. Essentially, this was a floating nursing home. None of the crew (who were younger than the passengers) perished. So, while it showed a high fatality rate, that fatality rate can be attributed to the age of the passengers; we know the fatality rate of COVID-19 is 0.3 percent.

During February 2020, all the media were filled with hysterical predictions regarding this new unknown coronavirus COVID-19. You would think the world was facing another black plague.

By the beginning of March 2020, I thought the U.S. was facing a viral apocalypse.

Historically, the media typically exaggerate the news out of proportion, so I decided to do my research. The information I’ve found was so contradictory to the hysterical narrative being promoted, I decided to write a few articles on the genuine threat the coronavirus posed.

The conclusion I reached in early March 2020 was that the United States is in more danger from the hysteria being generated by the fake news mainstream media and politicians promoting the COVID-19 pandemic than by COVID-19 itself.

My opinion has never changed, although at the time I couldn’t imagine the collateral damage the left-leaning fake news and Democrat politicians would willingly inflict on our country in their pursuit of power. I didn’t imagine the out-of-control state governors using emergency powers to implement unconstitutional, draconian socioeconomic lockdowns, turning their states into Banana Republics with the governor as the “El Presidento”.

You may be wondering, since I am not a medical doctor or medical professional, how did I know it was a sham from the beginning? I started my research using only reliable sources, such as the New England Journal of Medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine released a report on February 28, 2020, regarding the danger from the COVID-19 coronavirus. One would think information from such a prestigious organization would be well-publicized in the media that was going hysterical with the coronavirus coverage; it was not.

The NEJM article didn’t fit the fake news hysteria narrative, so it didn’t make it to print. Meaning it was ignored or covered so superficially, it may as well have been ignored.

So, what did the NEJM study report?

Data gathered from over a thousand coronavirus cases between December 2019 and January 2020 showed that the coronavirus appeared to be no worse than the seasonal flu with a fatality rate (they expected to be) less than 1 percent. Even that low estimate from the NEJM turned out to be high by a factor of three. Source: [].

The Centers for Disease Control estimated COVID-19 infection fatality rate is below 0.3 percent (May 23, 2020).

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That is less than one-tenth to one-fifteenth (1/10–1/15) of the whopping mortality rate claimed by the World Health Organization of 3.4 percent to 4.5 percent.

As of March 3, 2020, the coronavirus had only six fatalities in the United States. Even with only six fatalities, the fake news mainstream media breathlessly reported and counted each new coronavirus infection and death.

To keep the coronavirus crisis in perspective, last year, the CDC estimated there were 34,000 deaths in the U.S. due to influenza.

Flu = 61,000 Deaths (2017–2018)

Flu = 34,000 Deaths (2018–2019)

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Coronaviruses are as Common as the Common Cold

The common cold is a coronavirus. Didn’t hear that in the mainstream media hysteria, did you? So, the coronavirus has been around a while; it’s the variant, COVID-19, that’s new. If you become infected with COVID-19, the recovery rate is 98.57 percent.

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My mathematical analysis from July 2020, on the survival rate confirms the 98.57 percent survival rate.

My old Clorox wipes, manufactured before this crisis, clearly state on the package the product kills the coronavirus.

Did you know, having had a cold, can give you the so similar anti-bodies that will trigger a positive result for a COVID-19. Should make you wonder how accurate those COVID-19 anti-body tests really are, especially if they want to use those test results to force you into quarantine.

We’ve Been Here Before — 2009 H1N1

In 2009 the U.S. had a flu pandemic. It began in April 2009, and by October 2009, there were at least 20,000 cases and more than a thousand deaths in the U.S. before then President Obama reacted and called a national emergency.

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Could you imagine what the fake news media and socialist Democrats would say if President Trump waited until a thousand people died from COVID-19 before declaring a national emergency?

Just another example of the leftist hypocrisy.

Dr. Fauci and the CDC under the Obama administration told the public that up to 40 percent of the American population may become infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus, resulting in 700,000 deaths over the next two years if a vaccine wasn’t developed. The WHO declared up to two billion people worldwide could be infected.

To end this pandemic, the U.S. purchased 160 million doses of vaccine to circumvent the pandemic. The vaccine was rolled out too fast and subsequently cause health issues. It is reported that there were 12,469 U.S. deaths from the swine flu.

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Follow the Money

The U.S. produced far more H1N1 vaccine than needed. The demand was low, because you know the pandemic wasn’t as deadly as predicted. Sound familiar? Anyway, that excess vaccine expired in 2010. So, the U.S. had to destroy close to 40 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine. Those 40 million does cost the U.S. government 260 million dollars.

But wait, there’s more. There was another 30 million vaccine doses were scheduled to expire shortly after this Time article went to press. Bringing the total to 70 million doses destroyed with a total cost to the U.S. taxpayer of 455 million dollars. Keep in mind, that is only the vaccine being destroyed in America, I don’t know how many doses of vaccine were destroyed globally.

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The pharmaceutical companies who manufactured the vaccine were paid for all vaccines, destroyed, and used. The business term for selling an overabundance of product that can’t be returned is called riding the gravy train.

If you think the big pharmaceuticals made money on the H1N1 vaccine, wait until they have the COVID-19 vaccine to sell.

This article is an excerpt from my book Scamdemic, available on Amazon.

Scamdemic Book Link

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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      John Iovine 

      11 months ago from NY

      Interestingly, Hubpages Team has emailed me that my Coronavirus Con article isn't suitable to be featured. The Team recommended I change the article if I want it to be featured. There is a great deal of fake news and social media censorship on COVID-19. I'm not changing a word.


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