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The numbers don’t lie – or do they?

7 January 2022

4:00 AM

7 January 2022

4:00 AM

Since the beginning of the Covid era, much of the focus has been around numbers. Case numbers, hospitalisations, ICU admissions, deaths – all of these have been used at one point or another to invoke panic, whip the public into submission, and justify harsh restrictions.

Throughout the pandemic, questions have surrounded the validity of numbers used to inform ‘health advice’ and shape COVID policy. But, like all other scepticism in regard to ‘the science’, these questions have been batted down and written off as ‘conspiracy theories’.

A new year has brought with it fresh revelations that have vindicated those who saw through the façade.

Three days into 2022, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, who has been at the forefront of the fear campaign, made a stark admission. He revealed that at least 50 per cent of Covid hospitalisations figures in NSW included people in hospital for other reasons such as broken bones, bowel obstructions, mental health conditions, and women in labour. They were only added to the numbers because they tested positive while in hospital.

In other words, these people were not in hospital because of Covid as implied.

The inclusion of such cases deceptively inflated figures, even if accidental. It increased fear around the virus and has been used by Brad Hazzard to promote vaccination as the only way to stay out of hospital. Misleading the public in a way that furthers a political agenda is disgraceful, especially as the statistics have not yet been corrected. It reeks of desperation to maintain a permanent state of fear, keeping the narrative of authoritarian health orders alive.

If this is not the intention of NSW Health, they must step forward and apologise.


Dodgy statistics highlight a major theme of the Covid pandemic – deception. For two years the government, health officials, bureaucrats, and other ‘experts’ have constantly changed their mind about what constitutes ‘truth’.

There was ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’, ‘the vaccine will stop transmission’, even the notion that people would get their freedoms back after having two doses – the list goes on… All of it has either given people false hope or scared them into submission, creating the perfect environment for the elites to thrive. Meanwhile, Big Pharma, along with other corporate entities, have been making billions off Covid, assisted by government health orders that saw ordinary people forced out of work and into a state of financial distress.

Fear and panic are tools historically used to dumb down and control the public. They push people over the edge and make them do things or act in ways they usually would not. People in this state are more likely to become emotional, erratic, and irrational. Their judgement becomes clouded. They lack the capacity to think for themselves, allowing others to do it for them. When this occurs on a wide scale, it can become incredibly problematic.

There are far too many in Australia who have lost their minds to these forces of control. Having blindly put their faith in government, anyone who tries to question ‘the science’ is vilified. Those who have succumbed would rather live in a world where they made ‘the right decision’ rather than consider a reality in which they were wrong and the people they trusted lied. I must say, I do not blame them. Living in a bubble of safety where everything is perfect is the origin of modern ‘safe spaces’. But that’s not how life works. Terrible things happen; people deceive us and act with ill-intent. We have to find reasonable ways to deal with these unpleasant facts of life.

Only two months ago I discussed ‘mass psychosis’ in a piece for this publication. It is the state in which people become enslaved by fear. The term has since hit the spotlight, trending after it was referenced by Dr Robert Malone on Joe Rogan’s podcast. So many people searched for the phrase that Google was caught attempting to censor search results in real time.

The clip of Malone discussing mass psychosis has since gone viral on social media platforms, attracting millions of views. Malone explains it as follows:

When you have a society that has become decoupled from each other and has free floating anxiety in a sense that things don’t make sense and then their attention gets focused by a leader or a series of events on one small point, just like hypnosis, they literally become hypnotised and can be led anywhere. And one of the aspects of that phenomena is the people that they identify as their leaders, the ones typically that come in and say, “you have this pain and I can solve it for you, I and I alone can fix this problem for you” then they will follow that person. It doesn’t matter if they lie to them, the data are irrelevant. And, furthermore, anybody who questions the narrative is to be immediately attacked, they are the other.’

This is the state society has been in for the last two years. Prior to Covid, there were many things happening in our world – then the virus came along and dangerously focused our attention. People became increasingly isolated until social media (controlled by the same people who have much to gain from Covid), became the social influence of their lives.

Mass psychosis was established, much to the contentment of the elites.

2022 could bring it all crashing down. The hold government has over people is starting to break as more people are being exposed to the (less than apocalyptic) reality.

They are tiring of the repetitive nature of the government’s ways. I have heard from people in my own circles that they are over it. For those waking up to the harsh reality that they were duped, we welcome you into the fold. For the rest who remain hypnotised by fear: if the government can misrepresent hospitalisation figures, who is to say they are not lying to you about anything else?

It is healthy to be sceptical and question what they say. Hazzard’s revelation (which I am sure he has been sitting on for a while) demonstrates how important questioning is to science. It also highlights something I have been adamant about for months on end – context matters. Do not ever take the numbers as they are. Ask for more information. Chances are those in power are going to twist statistics to their advantage.

When a government demands ‘truth’ it is up to ordinary people to hold that same government to account for its wilful inaccuracies.

Joel Agius is an independent writer. If you would like to read more of his work, you can do so at JJ’s Outlook.

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