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Ron Paul: Big Holes In The Covid ‘Spike’ Narrative – OpEd

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Motorcycle accidents ruled Covid deaths? In the rush to paint Florida as the epicenter of the “second wave” of the coronavirus outbreak, government officials and their allies in the mainstream media have stooped to ridiculous depths to maximize the death count. A television station this weekend looked into two highly unusual Covid deaths among victims in their 20s, and when they asked about co-morbidities they were told one victim had none, because his Covid death came in the form of a fatal motorcycle accident.

Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. In fact the “spike” that has dominated the mainstream for the last couple of weeks is full of examples of such trickery.

Washington state last week revised its Covid death numbers downward when it was revealed that anyone who passed away for any reason whatsoever who also had coronavirus was listed as a “Covid-19 death” even if the cause of death had nothing to do with Covid-19.

In South Carolina, the state health agency admitted that the “spike” in Covid deaths was only the result of delayed reporting of suspected Covid deaths.

An analysis of reported daily Covid deaths last week compared to actual day-of-death in Houston revealed that the recent “spike” consisted largely of deaths that occurred in April through June. Why delay reporting until now?

We do know that based on this “spike” the Democrat mayor of Houston cancelled the convention of the Texas Republican Party. Mission accomplished?

Doesn’t it seem suspicious that so many states have experienced “delayed” reporting of deaths until Fauci and his gang of “experts” announced that we are in a new nightmare scenario?

Last week in Florida – which is perhaps not coincidentally the location of the Republican Party’s national convention – another scandal emerged when hundreds of Covid test centers reported 100 percent positive results. Obviously this would paint a far grimmer picture of the resurgence of the virus. Orlando Health, for example, reported a positivity rate of 98 percent – a shocking level – but a further investigation revealed a true positivity rate of only 9.4 percent. Those “anomalies” were repeated throughout the state.

“Cases” once meant individuals who displayed sufficient symptoms to be treated in medical facilities. But when the scaremongers needed a “second wave” they began reporting any positive test result as a “Covid case.” No wonder we have a “spike.”

Politics demands that politicians be seen doing “something” rather than nothing, even if that something is more harmful than doing nothing at all. That is why Washington is so addicted to sanctions. 

The same has been true especially in Republican-controlled states in the US in response to the coronavirus. Faced with a virus that has killed about one-third as many people as the normal, seasonal flu virus in 2018, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has endorsed a partial shutdown of the economy resulting in millions tossed into the despair of unemployment. Then he arbitrarily shut down bars because massively increased testing showed more people have been exposed to the virus. And he mandated that people wear face masks. Neither shutting down bars (instead of restaurants or Walmarts) nor forcing people to wear masks will have any effect on the progression of the virus through society. But at least he looks like he’s doing “something.”

We are facing the greatest assault on our civil liberties in our lifetimes. The virus is real, but the government reaction is political and totalitarian. As it falls apart, will more Americans start fighting for their liberty?


This article was published by RonPaul Institute.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author, and politician who served for many years as a U.S. Representative for Texas. He was a three-time candidate for President of the United States, as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008 and 2012.

5 thoughts on “Ron Paul: Big Holes In The Covid ‘Spike’ Narrative – OpEd

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    July 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm
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    The author may well be right that the statistics are unreliable, but he shows little interest in how they might be improved. What does he suggest? One might think that a serious effort to establish the facts would be useful.

    And why propose conspiracies when cockup is more likely?

    Meanwhile, the facts are simple – the hospitals are filling up ever more rapidly and excess deaths (as you might expect after the well known lag of three or four weeks) are starting to rise. Do we just ignore them?

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    July 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm
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    Why is anyone listening to anything this fellow says regarding the pandemic is beyond me. He is not a medical expert and sole interest is in making the economy turn and money, money, money.

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      July 31, 2020 at 9:47 pm
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      Ron Paul is a doctor who practiced for many years before entering politics.

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    July 27, 2020 at 3:48 am
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    John, Do you really think that the numbers being manipulated are just some unfortunate mistake?
    Secondly, do you work in a hospital? What hospitals are filling up? Keep in mind that every business would love to have 95% of capacity when it comes to having customers. Isn’t that the normal for hospital? 95% capacity. Why would they want to have less? Does the hospital you work in have overflowing patients? Oh, you don’t work in a Hospital? Your just one of those experts who “knows” that hospitals are filling up. It’s intuition, Right?? Deaths are going down, matter of fact, not up. Where do you get your information? How many people do you know who has CCPvirus? Do you know any? How many recovered? This is nothing more than any other flue season and not anymore contagious. But make sure you wear your mask which was designed for single use to be thrown away after each patient.

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    July 27, 2020 at 3:54 am
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    decafjiva: If you read the article, you will find that most of what Ron Paul wrote is facts not opinion. He is simply pointing out that the media lies. Oh, and by the way, he is a medical expert. That is why he is listed as Doctor Ron Paul but you wouldn’t know because you don’t want to listen, right? Perhaps you should lay off the decaf and go for the real thing?

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