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The reckoning has begun

The West’s Covid strategy is crumbling

22 January 2022

9:00 AM

22 January 2022

9:00 AM

The West’s Covid-19 strategy of lockdowns, mass vaccinations and extreme curbs is losing credibility by the moment, even if various wannabe-despots are slow to realise it.

Despite vaccination levels running at 70 per cent and above in many Western nations, Covid cases are at record levels across the UK, Europe, Australia, the US, Israel and more, nearly two years after the virus first escaped China. The variants are outrunning the scientists’ vaccines, vaccine efficacy is waning, and multiple health authorities such as the WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have come out warning against repeated boosters, not only because they were designed for previous variants, but because they may have adverse health effects. ‘We should be careful in not overloading the immune system with repeated immunizations,’ warned Marco Cavaleri, the EMA head of vaccines strategy. Former UK vaccine agency boss Dr Clive Dix says vaccinations have now become a ‘waste of time’. And finally, early treatments are in focus – new drugs, antivirals and more.

Australia, except for wayward sandgropers, has abandoned its policy of zero-Covid and is letting the dominant, milder Omicron variant run. The result is rocketing case numbers, pressure on hospital systems, and a two-note chant from our politicians of vax, vax, boost, vax, vax boost. Yet the ‘vaccines’ have not prevented infection or transmission among the jabbed, and are of little efficacy against Omicron, as even Pfizer boss Albert Bourla said recently. Yes, a third shot might provide a few more weeks of protection – until the next variant.

And how severe is Omicron? It poses a 91 per cent lower death threat than the Delta variant, said Centres for Disease Control (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky, citing a big new study showing only one death among 52,000 Omicron cases. Eminent Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis released a study recently of Covid infection fatality rates in the unvaccinated, which ranged from 0.0013 per cent in those aged 0-19 to 4.9 per cent in those aged over 70. The study concluded that fatality rates were lower than previously reported. Add in any vaccine efficacy in reducing the worst outcomes, and the real threat is even lower.

Here, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures up to October 2021 put the median age of Covid deaths at 83, (which is also our life expectancy), of whom 70 per cent had chronic pre-existing conditions, commonly heart disease. By mid-January, as cases and testing raged, Covid’s death tally had climbed to nearly 2,600 over nearly two years. In contrast, flu and pneumonia killed 4,124 Australians in 2019, around 11 people a day, and somehow, we didn’t panic, mask or lock down. Our Covid case fatality rate is one per cent, barely affecting those under 60 (0.1 per cent) but far deadlier for the elderly. Relatives who’ve had it recently say it’s just a bad cold. So, if you’re ill, old, or obese, take your shots, but normal life should return for everyone else.


This sounds remarkably like the strategy outlined in the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD), authored by eminent scientists from Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford, and signed by 60,000 physicians, which argued for focussed protection, herd immunity and early treatments – not mass vaccination, lockdowns and masking. The US health establishment colluded to bury this push, an email recently emerging in which the National Institutes of Health boss, Francis Collins, asked National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head honcho Anthony Fauci for ‘a quick and devastating take down’ of these ‘fringe epidemiologists’.

Early treatment options that emerged got similarly ‘cancelled’. A recent leaked report from the ne plus ultra of US top secret squirrel agencies, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency criticises in passing the suppression of potential curatives. Author Major Joseph Murphy said both ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were identified as Covid curatives in April 2020 but noted that the files containing this information were unmarked and thus effectively hidden.

For most in the West, the pandemic seems clearly over, even if care must still be taken to protect the vulnerable and our hospital system. The best aspect of Australia’s response is that, geographically isolated, we kept the more dangerous original virus and variants at bay until milder Omicron arrived. No doubt this saved thousands of lives. But with the benefit of hindsight, the global mass vaccination strategy is looking more like a foreseeable error; vaccines inevitably trail viral variants and as with the flu vaccine, being protected against last year’s variant may not be much help against this year’s strain.

Moreover, the bills for this Fauci-driven strategy, especially the rushed and experimental ‘vaccines’, are coming due. New reports show the jabbed seem more likely to catch Covid than the unjabbed, possibly due to an immune-suppression effect of the vaccines. In January, Public Health Scotland released age-adjusted figures showing a Covid case rate of 11 per 1000 in the unvaccinated, compared with 25 per 1000 in the double-jabbed. The jabbed were also twice as likely to be hospitalised.

And as a skyscraper is to a hut, so is the rising number of reports of the Covid vaccine-injured compared to previous reports of vaccine adverse events. This shows up in the (self-reported) US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System and the WHO’s Vigibase system, especially heart inflammation, strokes, and blood clots. Japan now slaps myocarditis warnings on the mRNA vaccines, and we have all seen the all too frequent media reports on collapsing sportsmen.

Excess death rates (those above expected mortality levels) are rising alarmingly: Indiana life insurance company CEO, OneAmerica’s Scott Davison, recently said excess deaths were running 40 per cent above pre-pandemic levels, in people aged 18-64. The figures were unprecedented, industry-wide, and mostly not filed as Covid-19 deaths, he said. Time will tell if these deaths are due to social upheaval, mental health and drug issues, vaccine injuries or something else.

A bad batch issue is emerging, with reports that a mere four per cent of Pfizer batches were responsible for all VAERS death reports associated with that vaccine.

Finally, there’s the issue of deaths with Covid vs deaths from Covid, which will be clarified over time. An early CDC report said a mere 6 per cent of the US Covid death toll could be blamed solely on Covid.

The West has paid a hideous price in social upheaval, fracturing and loss of freedom, and the dispute over whether the GBD approach would have delivered similar or better outcomes at lower human cost will rage on. Many power-happy politicians are clinging to new controls (hi, Dan, Mark), and vaccine mandates, masking and virus restrictions remain global battle zones. Meanwhile Mexico has abandoned all travel restrictions relating to Covid, and even in risk-averse Australia the walls are coming down. Let the reckoning begin.

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