Clarissa’s Blog reports that, due to public pressure, most notably by Elon Musk, Amazon, after at first rejecting the booklet without comment or recourse, today published Alex Berenson’s criticism of the COVID 19 overreaction.
Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates is the first of a planned series of booklets about the wild panic-mongering surrounding the virus and initiating the lockdown. Berenson says he decided to publish this as a series of booklets because he wanted the information out now, and it takes time to compile and format it.
Short and sweet: buy this booklet now. Read it – it’s short. It’s the first part of all the data and analysis we’ve been batting around here for the last 3 months. It’s got the links, to all the official sources and reports from the major players. No sources that should be in the slightest controversial.
Berenson starts out from the same position as most people: that news out of Wuhan and especially Italy was very concerning. I gather the pictures were even worse – I don’t consume news lest it consumes me, so I didn’t see them. Then, he saw the numbers on age distribution in the March 16 report from the Imperial College and had, as Agent Smith might say, a revelation: old people were about 100 times more likely to die of COVID 19 than young people. Yet, this stunning fact had been ignored by the media. What was going on?
So he dug through the numbers. Readers here are already familiar with what he found: wildly overstated death rates, wildly inaccurate models, bait and switch on the lockdown, wildly uncertain, but almost certainly over-aggressive, counts of deaths and cases. And a psychotic resistance from the press to report on any of it.
Of course, he, like me, acknowledges that COVID 19 is a nasty bug for some people. An outbreak can be nasty to the old and frail. It’s not like it’s not a real disease or anything. Of course it is. It’s the wild, animal refusal of many terrified sheep to see any context that’s the worst feature, I won’t say of the disease, but of the panic surrounding it. That panic has already caused more harm than anything the virus could ever do.
The numbers are all there, in public, available to anyone. All it takes to see the lies is a willingness to look. The links are all there.
For those who find the more technical analysis at William Briggs’ blog sometimes daunting, this would be a good read. Berenson, a professional writer, presents the information in a pithy, readable way I can only aspire to. I’d say send copies to your panicked family and friends, but, alas! the panicked cannot be reasoned with.
The stupid Amazon reader won’t let me cut and paste, even for a review, so you’ll need to buy it and read it. It’s only a couple of bucks, and HAS ALL THE LINKS I got tired of including all the time. Do it now!
I eagerly await part 2.