This story is something of a prelude to a longer article I am preparing which explores how we have been lied to and how opinion has been manipulated by politicians, media and corrupt scientists to exaggerate the threat posed by the COVID — 19 coronavirus outbreak
The best-selling newspaper Germany (and Europe, according to its PR department,) BILD announced this week the lockdowns ordered by many of the world’s wealthiest nations in response to the COVID — 19 coronavirus ‘pandemic’ a “have been a huge mistake,” in the opinion of a number of well known medical professionals, sociologists and statisticians who are now critical of their country’s official response.
In an opinion piece on the outbreak comments from seven well-known intellectuals were cited as Bild underscored the importance of “warning, doubting, and arguing” in the case of a public crisis that involves the suppression of the fundamental rights of citizens.
In presenting the dissenting opinions of respected “lateral thinkers,” the newspaper accuses Germany’s political leaders that, on the contrary, “pushed the recommendations of other luminaries to justify the lockdown of the economy and public life, as well as the severe interference with everyone’s freedoms,” thus following thee globalist line while ignoring counter arguments backed by equally persuasive, if not stronger evidence.
For example, respected pathologist Prof. Klaus Püschel, head of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Hamburg University Hospital, argues that “in the end, COVID-19 is a viral disease like the flu, which in most cases is harmless and is only fatal in exceptional cases.
“It is important to look at the aftermath of the epidemic to see if COVID-19 really was the cause of death,” Püschel observes. “Of the approximately 180 deceased with coronavirus that we have now examined, all suffered from severe pre-existing conditions and were not children or adolescents. The COVID-19 infection was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
This argument has been advanced by independent doctors and researchers in UK, USA, France, Italy and Canada but governments have stubbornly stuck to the advice given by pseudo scientists like Neil Ferguson who has never been near a COVID — 19 coronavirus case but for evidence relies entirely on output from his “mathematical models” of the virus.
University of Hanover Professor Stefan Homburg, a former adviser to Germany’s federal government, agrees official figures for confirmed COVID — 19 cases and deaths resulting from the disease in Germany could not possibly have justified the lockdown no matter how the figures were twisted.
“In Italy, the coronavirus epidemic was worse than a flu epidemic, in Germany it was less severe,” Homburg said. “With the lockdown, the federal and state governments have made a huge mistake.”
“The damage (economic and social,) is increasing every day, all bans must be lifted immediately,” he continued. “Empty soccer stadiums and half-empty restaurants are of no use to anyone.”
Professor Hans-Jürgen Papier, former president of the Federal Constitutional Court weighed in with the view that public debate was too short and state interventions went too far.
“The balance was between the protection of life and health on the one hand and the protection of constitutional rights, jobs and businesses on the other was disregarded,” he said. “In principle there should have been a broader and more detailed parliamentary and public debate. To this end, the legal considerations to be weighed up were too important and the consequences and interventions too great for hasty, arbitrary actions.”
Julian Nida-Rümelin, Germany’s former Minister of Culture, said statistics without contextualization created fear and panic but did not promote a rational debate.
“With COVID-19, new, huge numbers appear every day, which make us frightened and perplexed,” he said. “These figures must be understood by asking: how many people die every day in Germany in total? How many have heart attacks? How many from cancer? How many from COVID-19? Little is being done to this effect.”
The same points have been raised by commentators and individuals with the medical and legal qualifications to fully understand the issues. In fact it has been revealed by whistleblowers in the UK that hospitals, doctors in general practice and care home operators have been pressured by government officials to inflate the numbers by falsely attributing cause of death to COVID — 19, when it was not the cause of death and in many cases the deceased was not even infected with the virus.
Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, an epidemiologist of many years experience and medical advisor to Germany’s federal government and the European Union has been voluble in his criticisms of the government response to COVID — 19 from the outset wrote in his latest commentary on the pandemic: “Before I describe my research on these findings which are very disturbing to me, I would like to say a few words about the assessment of the corona crisis, the reliability of the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, as well as ubiquitous fear and how it is used politically.
“In my investigations into the events after Wuhan, which have completely changed the world since the beginning of 2020, I realized quickly that although we are experiencing a new Corona virus variant, it does not — in view of German data on mortality and morbidity — differ significantly from what has been, or could have been, observed in recent years.
“Corona viruses have not been the focus of epidemiological surveillance worldwide, as they have not contributed significantly to globalised seasonal respiratory viral infections, except in the short term in China (SARS 2002/2003) and in the Arab countries (MERS from 2012). There were also no existing vaccines that could have been recombined and marketed annually, as is the case for influenza.
For “legendary” (according to BILD,) journalist Patricia Riekel, warnings and an appeal to personal responsibility would have been preferable to the lockdown. Ms. Riekel told BILD “I am in favor of the Swedish way, with recommendations that distance be kept and that people who are at risk stay at home.”
“What we have seen in the last six weeks has been excessive,” Riekel adds: “We have become a people of compliers and snitches.”
I have taken the view throughout the panic that an outbreak of a relatively minor illness has been dramatized beyond reason and used as an opportunity by the dark forces behind the push for global government to launch an assault on the rights and freedoms we citizens of the liberal democracies have come to take for granted. Tyranny has always made a weapon of fear and spread panic by inventing threats and crises, and this particular crisis follows a pattern familiar to those of us who have done the background reading on modern history. The purpose of this crisis wil not become clear until some years have passed but it is reasonable to suspect the globalists have been startled by the widespread rejection of their authoritarian ideology and the resurgence of nationalism.