Expert Testimony before Senate Contradicts Media’s COVID-19 Narrative

Summary: 
  • The event was the occasion of testimony from several experts in medicine, economics, and statistics to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs, chaired by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R).
  • “We should adopt ‘total harm minimization,’ aimed at mitigating the direct harms of COVID19, and the indirect harms of societal upheaval and economic collapse, as our national policy objective,” he told the committee. “This is best pursued by means of risk-based (i.e. vertical) interdiction policies that shelter/protect those most vulnerable to severe infection and grave outcomes, while phasing back to relative normalcy those in lower risk groups.”
  • Moreover, he pointed out, the goal should be to achieve herd immunity to end the pandemic. “Phased return to degrees of normalcy should culminate in herd immunity and the ‘all clear,’ abetted by the advent of a vaccine when available,” he said.
  • “Members of our group have now treated in excess of 100 hospitalized patients with our treatment protocol,” Dr. Kory noted. “Nearly all survived, the 2 that died were in their eighties and had advanced chronic medical conditions. None of the patients have had long stays on the ventilator nor become ventilator dependent. The patients generally have a short hospital stay and are discharged in good health.”
  • Observations such as this raise the specter of potential conflicts of interest at the NIH and CDC, either over financial matters, political matters or a combination of both, given the ties and relationships between the interlocking organizations of the pharmaceutical industry, international and national public health agencies, and their close ties and relationships with vaccine-purveyor-in-chief Bill Gates and his foundation.​
  •  Dr. Katz has also volunteered in an emergency room in the Bronx during the COVID-19 outbreak there. He told the committee that the policy of lockdowns should be replaced with a policy that recognizes and avoids the harms inflicted by the more tyrannical measures heretofore preferred by State governors.
  • Further emphasizing the importance of achieving herd immunity was Dr. Scott Atlas, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.
  • “While lockdowns were justified initially, their perpetuation may risk many lives,” he said. “Unemployment may create more marginalized citizens without health insurance. Mental health can be affected with increases in depression, suicides, domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Moreover, deaths from common chronic diseases and treatable conditions such as heart attacks may increase, as patients avoid hospitals, interaction with their care-givers is disrupted, and hospitals become financially devastated. 
  • Roy also pointed out the arbitrary and capricious nature of the lockdowns. The one-size-fits-all lockdowns, he said, “are not based on actual evidence or science regarding COVID-19, but are instead based on fear, and on off-the-shelf playbooks designed for influenza, a meaningfully different disease. The risk of death due to COVID-19 is very low for those under the age of 55, and yet our restrictions on economic activity apply equally to people of all ages.”
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Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020