The fatality rate in most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is very similar to that of the flu. COVID-19 is less severe than the flu for children and young people and more severe than the flu for the elderly with severe underlying illness. 1/n
“At a very broad, bird’s eye view level, worldwide the IFR of COVID-19 this season may be in the same ballpark as the IFR of influenza (0.1%, 0.2% in a bad year).” John Ioannidis @Stanford said that. Not @PanData19.
“the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)” Fauci said that. Not @PanData19.
@PanData19 is just reading the literature and drawing sensible conclusions.
If you are not too keen on reading the scientific literature, we have summarised all the information you need to know in this document.

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9 Feb
In a world that has slowly drifted away from traditional faiths, the gods have been replaced with politicians. The new religious ideology is based on pseudoscience that is twisted and manipulated to convince the populace with righteousness and safteyism. 1/n
The preachers are the short-sighted scientists who don't believe what they preach but preach it anyway.
The believers happily perform rituals like elbow bumps and skipping through circles on the ground.
All performing a ludicrous dance that is threatening our exisitence. 2/n Image
They hold blind beliefs in the super magical powers of communal behaviours such as lockdowns.
They wear masks as religious symbols of their piety.
They readily make sacrifices to appease their Gods.
They sacrifice their freedoms, their diginity and their humanity. 3/n
Read 12 tweets
9 Feb
We are being distracted and kept busy with masks, PCR tests, variants and lockdowns while the heart of the problem is emerging clearly to be a chasm between centralization and decentralization.
Our world has slowly slipped into authoritarian regimes with the approval of the majority who is afraid for its life. 2/n
Larger more powerful governments control the means of production by allowing businesses to open or remain closed.
They tell businesses how many clients they can serve.
They tell businesses how to conduct their work with endless guidelines that they must follow. 3/n
Read 9 tweets
6 Feb
@konfytbekkie ,
Stop blaming the people for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th ... wave. The people can’t control the virus. The virus is roaming around & it will continue to do so. That is called nature.
What we must do is stop messing with nature because we don’t know what effect slowing down transmission will have on viral mutations. 2/n
Normally, mutations lead to more transmissible variants but less virulent (less dangerous).
Could lockdowns lead to more virulent variants? Do you know the answer to this, Marthélize? 3/n
Read 6 tweets
6 Feb
Coming your way soon!
“ambush-style” lockdowns of residences, forcing everyone to be tested for Covid-19 or be fined HK$5,000 ($645)' #China model 1/n…
For all of you who like to be told how to live your lives, let's compromise.
You have it your way and let the rest of us who would like to live with dignity to have it our way.
How about we give you a continent?
You go live on it. 2/n
You can try socialism, communism, marxism or any other 'ism' you would like to try.
Let the authorities tell you what to do or not to do.
Let them track you and trace you.
Let them scan your faces.
Let them force-test you and force-vaccinate you. 3/n
Read 8 tweets
5 Feb
Lockdowns are unlawful and should never be attempted.

But imagine if ebola (with a fatality rate of about 50%) suddenly becomes highly infectious, would lockdowns be justified then? 1/n
Politicians are elected to serve the people and should never have the right to imprison the people they are hired to serve, even under the pretext of 'for your own good'. It is just absurd to think so. 2/n
Many are arguing that lockdowns were imposed without a cost-benefit analysis... fair enough argument... logical if you want to start a new business or conduct a new project. Not for lockdowns! 3/n
Read 22 tweets
4 Feb
Don’t despair.
Eventually the tsunami wave of collateral damage will come right up to people’s faces and they will see it. They will see the lies and they will get angry. When a sister dies of cancer because she missed her treatment... 1/n
when a neighbour is transported in an ambulance to the hospital because he disregarded heart attack warning symptoms, when a friend catches covid despite religiously wearing double masks and disinfecting all the surfaces, 2/n
when the man down the road commits a crime because he can’t put food on his table & he can’t see his children sleeping hungry, when the teenager in your neighborhood school who has been locking himself in a dark room for 8 months ... 3/n
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