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UK COVID Conundrum: The Mysterious Case of Disappearing Flu, by Banson Wilcot, PhD

UK death figures show no deaths in excess of previous years’ numbers. From Banson Wilcot, PhD, at principia-scientific.com/uk:

At the end of 2020 many statisticians, doctors and independent scientists noticed something amiss about this extraordinary year. The Office of National Statistics, Public Health England shows that the numbers for death from influenza and those from Covid-19 are askew.

Despite the media and government pandemic presentations, we need to step back and consider the larger picture.

Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest for the trees, but perhaps we have succumbed to seeing a single tree and ignoring the rest of the forest.

Is the fact that one virus has suddenly been given a name, Covid-19, (with wildly hyped media coverage) taken our focus off the overall reality of the annual flu season group of viruses? Has one name and media hype highjacked our lives?

With the 2019–2020 flu season, there have been a number of reports of Covid-19 illnesses in the UK and USA well before the end of 2020. Just today there was a report of Covid-19 illnesses in China as early as August, 2019. [1A]

Until the introduction of the PCR test for Covid-19 in late February, Covid-19 cases and deaths did not exist. This gives the impression that the virus appeared just then, while it was undoubtedly present much earlier as part of the flu season, from numerous anecdotal reports. Various reports indicate symptoms typical of Covid-19 in the U.S. as early as November–December, 2019 and likely even earlier.

With growing attention given to the virus and the increasing availability of PCR testing, we started receiving regular accounts of the number “cases” of the virus. Stepping back a bit and looking at general numbers and ignoring the contentious PCR accuracy regarding positive and negative cases, we see an overall pattern that is very similar to past flu seasons. Cases of flu-like illness generally start in October/November and last until March or April in the UK [1].

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The missing flu riddle: ‘Influenza has been renamed COVID,’ maverick epidemiologist says, by Daniel Payne

Are a lot of flu cases and deaths being relabeled Covid? From Daniel Payne at justthenews.com:

As influenza levels continue cratering, some cite COVID measures — even as COVID rates have multiplied nearly sevenfold since the spring in spite of enhanced mitigation policies.

Rates of influenza have remained persistently low through late 2020 and into 2021, cratering from levels a year ago and raising the puzzling specter of sharply reduced influenza transmission rates even as positive tests for COVID-19 have shattered numerous records over the last several weeks.

Where have all the flu cases gone?

Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski thinks he can answer the riddle.

“Influenza has been renamed COVID in large part,” said the former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University.

“There may be quite a number of influenza cases included in the ‘presumed COVID’ category of people who have COVID symptoms (which Influenza symptoms can be mistaken for), but are not tested for SARS RNA,” Wittkowski told Just the News on Thursday.

Those patients, he argued, “also may have some SARS RNA sitting in their nose while being infected with Influenza, in which case the influenza would be ‘confirmed’ to be COVID.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly influenza surveillance tracker reports that the cumulative positive influenza test rate from late September into the week of Dec. 19 stands at 0.2% as measured by clinical labs. That’s compared to a cumulative 8.7% from a year before.

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No Flu This Year? by Paul Craig Roberts

Evidently Covid-19 kills flu viruses. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:

Is there no flu this year or is flu “the second wave of Covid?”

Don’t expect any honest answer from health authorities.  They have the fear running strong, so strong that people are submitting to needless lockdowns that are causing economic havoc to their lives and to mask mandates that do more harm than good.

What is it all about?

Is it simply about vaccine profits for Big Pharma?

Or is it about getting people accustomed to arbitrary orders unsupported by legislation?  Isn’t what we are experiencing a takeover of our lives by the executive part of government?

Or is it about reducing human fertility?  Experts report that the American vaccine contains anti-fertility elements that will make a percentage of the female population infertile.  Why is there no public discussion of this?  There are also expert concerns about the novelty of the way the vaccine is supposed to work.  It is an approach never before used and has not had sufficient trials to know the consequences.

Why the rush for a vaccine with so many issues when there are two known inexpensive cures for Covid?  HCQ and ivermectin are inexpensive proven cures with far fewer side effects than the vaccine ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/11/23/effective-treatment-and-prevention-is-available-for-covid-19/ ). Yet “health authorities” in league with Big Pharma prevent their use.

Why?

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