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The Politicized Pandemic - Scamdemic Chapter 3

Updated on August 8, 2020
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This article is an excerpt from my book Scamdemic.

Bill Maher, the Democrat’s Prophet

In June 2018, Bill Maher told his Democrat and liberal followers, “One way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy, so please bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or lose your democracy.”

Source: [https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/charlie-martin/2018/06/09/we-need-a-recession-to-save-us-from-trump-n58589].

The liberals were still hurting from one failed impeachment scam after another. After three years of listening to one fake news media lie after another regarding President Trump’s Russian collusion and the Steele dossier fairy tales — that in reality ended with a complete exoneration by the Mueller report — it appears they took Bill Maher’s message to heart.

Truth and the country be damned

Facts never stood in the way of the leftist fake news media and socialist Democrats. As stated earlier, only the experts that supported the virus pandemic hysteria were trotted out and reported. Now I have the opportunity to list the institutions and doctors that were ignored or reported so minimally as to be effectively ignored because they didn’t support hyping the COVID-19 hysteria.

Institutions Ignored

New England Journal of Medicine
Stanford University

Scientists and Doctors Fake News Ignored

Dr. Michael Levitt — Nobel Prize winner in chemistry
Dr. John Ioannidis — Epidemiologist, Stanford University
Anders Tegnell — Sweden’s top epidemiologist
Dr. Simone Gold — America’s FrontLine Doctors Founder
Dr. Jennifer Lighter — Epidemiologist, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Alan Preston
Senator Scott Jensen, MD
Dr. Eran Bendavid
Dr. Judy Mikovits — Censored on YouTube
Dr. Anne Bukacek — Whistleblower on COVID-19 death certificates
Dr. Dan Erickson — Censored on YouTube
Dr. Artin Massihi — Censored on YouTube
Conservative News Sites and Outlets

The accurate threat assessment of COVID-19 was available from multiple sources before April 2020. Even so, as of July 2020, Democrat governors still had not ended the lockdown in their states.

Designer Crisis: Planning the Pandemic

Some may be thinking that the idea of the fake news media and Democrats tanking the U.S. economy is a bit of a far-fetched scenario to unseat a president. I disagree. Who six months ago could have predicted that state governments would exerted complete authoritarian control over the population to the point of closing business, schools, churches, forcing people to stay and home while suspending our constitutional rights?

Flipping The Country Toward Socialism

Hasn’t this scamdemic pushed the country toward socialism? How many more Americans are now dependent upon the government because of the scamdemic’s socioecomonic shut-down? A good portion of Americans will be forced to stay depended upon the government because they will not be able to recover from the lockdowns. Isn’t this exactly what the socialist democrats wanted, the population dependent upon an authoritarian government control nanny state? Isn’t this exactly what state governors across our country have enforced and why they have continued this unnecessary lockdowns for months and still continue to enforce?

Fur Ihre Sicherheit

The fact that “we the people” allowed this to occur illustrates the power of the fearmongering fake news propaganda! The constant inundation of COVID-19 misinformation literally convinced people to trade their freedoms for their promised illusion of safety. The fake news media and Democrats adopted the Nazi style propaganda to explain their abusive actions taken against the population, “Fur Ihre Sicherheit”, translation “For Your Safety”.

Democrats hatred for President Trump.

It’s hard to remember the entire laundry list of fake news headlines and Democrat’s false allegations. For the past three and a half years I’ve heard them spinning Russian collusion and obstruction of justice. The constant handwringing and anticipation for the Mueller investigation to be complete so they would finally have the evidence to impeach Trump, only to have the president exonerated by the Mueller investigation.

Whatever guilt and abuse of power was exposed in investigations laid at the Democrats’ feet. The use of the “Steele dossier,” a fraudulent opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, was used by the deep state in the FBI to illegally obtain numerous FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. Let’s never forget the fake quid pro quo. The false allegations made by Representative Adam Schiff, who went as far as performing a fake conversation between Trump and the Ukraine president for the American people. You can watch a video of Schiff’s fake conversation here: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/26/adam-schiff-performs-fake-conversation-between-trump-and-ukraine-president/].

The opening salvos were taken from the beginning of the coronavirus scare. These may be the first shots fired, but they weren’t the last.

February 2020

Debating Democrats

During the Democratic primary debate on February 25, the candidates made false allegations that funding to the CDC and the National Institute of Health (NIH) was cut, when in reality their funding had increased.

AP Fact Check

The Associated Press published an article on February 26, “AP FACT CHECK: Democrats distort coronavirus readiness.” The AP article pointed out that Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden both falsely claimed that President Trump cut funding to the CDC.

Michael Bloomberg doubled down on his false allegations the next day by launching a thirty-second ad titled “Pandemic.” This ad claimed the United States was underprepared for the coronavirus because of the cuts made by President Trump.

Source: [https://apnews.com/d36d6c4de29f4d04beda3db00cb46104].

Bernie Sanders Mocks the President

Bernie Sanders, during the primary debate, mocked President Trump, calling him a “self-described great genius” because Trump said the coronavirus outbreak would most likely dissipate in April. Meaning, as the warmer weather in April moved in, new cases of coronavirus flu would lower. A statement was concurrent with most influenza viruses.

Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a man who has advised six presidents on domestic and global health issues, said this in an interview: “This history of respiratory viruses and other coronaviruses tend to diminish and almost disappear as you get into summer, it’s just something that happens every year.”

If I had Bernie’s ear, I’d whisper, “flu season.”

Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca

When a person on social media stated that if they were to come down with the coronavirus, they’re “attending every MAGA rally I can” to spread the infection to Trump supporters. Democratic Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca tweeted her support “#solidarity Yaaaas!!” Source: [https://t.co/PhgyQ0WmP0]. This was tweeted by Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca (@CandiCdeBacaD9) February 28, 2020.

San Francisco

The city of San Francisco has a homeless problem, as well as people defecating and urinating in the streets, rampant drug use, and more problems that stem from these. So, what decisive action does San Francisco take? The city officials declared a state of emergency for the coronavirus. Keep in mind, at this point in time they didn’t have a single confirmed case of coronavirus in their city.

New York Times

The New York Times decided to publish an op-ed piece “Let’s Call It Trumpvirus.” They wanted to call the coronavirus the “Trumpvirus.” Why? Did President Trump create the virus in his lab? No, that’s what the Chinese scientists did. This is here just to show the bias the New York Times (NYT) has maintained toward President Trump since before his inauguration as president. Could you ever imagine the NYT would publish an op-ed piece like this if it were about President Obama and the “swine flu” virus?

I get it. The liberal press (including the New York Times) and the Democrats hate President Trump. They hated him so much they were rooting for and promoting a pandemic to use it against him.

Laura Ingraham posted a Media Research Center (MRC) analysis of forty-four guest interviews on CNN. Out of the 136 questions that hosts asked about the epidemic, eighty-two (60 percent) asked guests to criticize the Trump administration. See the video here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4bKdUx929s&feature=youtu.be].

Eric Trump — Politically Motivated Lockdowns

Eric Trump, being interviewed on Fox News, said, “Democrats are thrilled the coronavirus pandemic stopped my father from holding campaign rallies.”

He feels, as do many conservative Americans, the lockdowns are politically motivated to destroy the economy Trump has built over the last three years. This is an effort to reduce Trump’s popularity, reelection, and most importantly, to secure mail-in voting, where fraud is rampant with ballot harvesting.

Dr. Jennifer Lighter, an epidemiologist at NYU Langone Health, said, “In the U.S., it’s a fear-based on media and this (coronavirus) being something new.”

Source: [https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/the-flu-has-already-killed-10000-across-us-as-world-frets-over-coronavirus/ar-BBZBRxc].

President Trump said that the criticism from the Democrats over his handling of the coronavirus is “their new hoax.”

Of course, this statement by President Trump has been misreported in the mainstream media as him saying that the coronavirus threat was a hoax. This is incorrect. Here is what President Trump texted in response. “I never said the pandemic was a Hoax! Who would say such a thing? I said that the Do-Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. They have been called out & embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!”

In my opinion, and I have said this often with full support from science, from late February 2020 to the time of writing this book, is the coronavirus threat is more hoax than a threat. The COVID-19 coronavirus is probably as deadly as the flu virus would be if there were no flu virus vaccine.

President Trump’s Travel Ban

President Trump issued a China travel ban on Jan 31, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 into the United States. The Democrats and fake news media attacked Trump’s travel ban calling the move over-reacting and xenophobic. A move quickly adapted by other countries.

This in itself proves President Trump was months ahead of any Democrat leader in the entire U.S. in properly handling the COVID-19 threat to this country. You’ll never hear that from the fake news media. You won’t hear how Nancy Pelosi (D) on Feb 24, 2020 was in Chinatown urging people to assemble and shop.

Source: [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-hits-pelosi-for-urging-crowds-to-assemble-in-chinatown-as-coronavirus-spread]

President Trump was also ahead of Dr. Anthony Fauci who in January 2020, advised President Trump not to issue the travel ban.

March 2020

Until mid-March 2020, all the experts and most Democrat leaders were telling people not to worry about COVID-19. This also included NIAID director Dr. Fauci, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and others. As late as March 9, 2020, Dr. Fauci stated publicly that attending campaign rallies and taking a trip on a cruise was okay.

Source: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/dr-anthony-fauci-repeatedly-downplayed-coronavirus-threat/].

80% Full Recovery without Medical Interventions

On March 3, 2020, Dr. Fauci stated that 80 percent of the people infected with COVID-19 have a full recovery without any medical intervention. Source: [https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/melanie-arter/dr-fauci-80-percent-coronavirus-patients-spontaneously-recover].

States Begin Declaring States of Emergencies

Trump’s Speech to the Nation

President Trump addressed the nation March 11, 2020. The speech had one purpose: to quell the irrational fears of the nation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. The dangers to our nation are great, but they stem from the hysteria created by the ignorant rantings from the mainstream media press, not the coronavirus.

So, like a parent who has to alleviate the fears of a child, the fake news press convinced about a boogeyman under their bed, President Trump spoke to the nation. He informed us that if there is a boogeyman under the bed, we’re going to handle it. President Trump placed new travel restrictions from Europe. He reaffirmed our nation’s strength, politically, financially, and morally. He reaffirmed our resiliency to handle this and any other crisis that comes up.

Essentially, he calmed the frightened child and responded to the growing hysteria propagated by the mainstream media.

If I Had the Nation’s Ear

If I could address the nation, my first statement would have been, “Are you stupid? Yes, there’s a threat, but it is a minor threat. Empathize the word minor. If examined, the fake news alarmist COVID-19 reporting doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny. Stop believing the fake news hysteria.”

March 13, 2020: President Trump announces a national emergency

Declaring a national emergency was another green light for propagandizing worst-case speculation as fact, and suppressing, censoring, or deleting opposing information to that speculation.

If you theorize hindsight is twenty-twenty, and at that time that was the best information available you would be wrong. Remember the NEJM from February 28, 2020. 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 too high by a factor of three. Source: [https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032?query=RP].

As early as March 17, 2020, the COVID-19 infection transmission rate from asymptomatic carriers had been estimated at a lowly 10 percent. Was this information properly reported or publicized? No.

Source: [https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-study-estimates-rate-of-silent-transmission]

Social Media — The Arbitrators of Truth

Propagandizing the COVID-19 threat with misinformation wasn’t enough. The fait accompli was censoring COVID-19 information that didn’t meet or “violated” a social media community standard. What are the social media community standards? They are whatever social media platform say they are, and whatever these standards happen to be are not enforced equally among users. Conservatives have long complained that their issues are unfairly censored for “hate speech.”

Social media platforms actively “police” their platforms for what they consider dangerous or misinformation. They are their own arbitrators of truth. This is to say, arbitrators of what they, the social media platform, considers is truth, which is not the same thing as the truth. And whatever they deem untrue, dangerous or misinformation is deleted (censored) from their platform.

These following platforms that actively police their platforms include, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The censoring of information is so extensive, it can’t be covered in a few paragraphs, so I devote Chapter 6 to social media censorship.

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

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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 profile imageAUTHOR

      John Iovine 

      11 months ago from NY

      Interestingly, Hubpages Team has emailed me that my Politicized Pandemic 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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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A good read and point. I have a conservative Christian wife who reacts on fear. Makes for interesting discussions.

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