0_0 » 17 May 2020 18:09 wrote:In the city where i live they followed the global script and immediately built a big emergency facility for all the covid patients that were sure to appear. Now like in a lot of places they're dismantling it again. It has never been used. Millions wasted! Meanwhile we're still in lockdown with bizarre rules on every aspect of everyday life. That is the surreal aspect to me. And i'm not saying it's a hoax, but look at for example Australia in lockdown after 98 deaths with covid, my own country in lockdown because of 5000 deaths with covid with an average age of 82 (higher than the general average age of death of 81) when no measures were taken or media-panic happened in 2018 when there were 8000 excess flu deaths, or take India where they are now predicting famines of biblical proportions due to the lockdown:
686 ( a small number still compared to the 450,000 TB and 10,000-odd malaria deaths recorded every year)
The current population of India is 1,377,418,724
Or take where it allegedly all started, China:
less than 5000 deaths with covid on 1,439,323,776 people and contrast that to 1,6 millions chinese dying every year prematurely because of air pollution
And take into account what government officials are telling you themselves:
and you can justifiably state that it might as well be a total hoax that is justifying this fascistic powergrab and incursion on freedom on a worldwide scale that is unprecedented in history.
We went into lockdown before the 98 deaths with the specific goal of keeping the number as low as possible.
As far as we're concerned it worked. We have 98 deaths, less than 1000 active cases and minimal community transmission. Compare the states in Australia to similar ones in the western world and you'll see very different figures for dead people. Most of them 10 to 50 times higher.
Other countries are reporting death rates per head of population much higher than ours.
The pubs are re opening in two weeks. At no point were we in "full lockdown" either I went out shopping whenever I felt like it, did all the other non social activity I do anyway and people were still working building sites, food processing centres and various other places than can't be worked from home.
The trouble with preventative measures is that people don't see them working because by definition they work if nothing bad happens.