newspaper good news regarding covid-19

I see a lot of fear among my patients and my friends so I’m presenting a set of statistics that may put your mind at ease a bit. I recently received a white paper with coordinated facts about COVID-19 and other past flu statistics. A white paper is an authoritative issue from government or group that provides information on a complex matter and a philosophy on the matter. The group issuing the paper is called Physicians for Informed Consent. I doubt anyone out there is not disturbed by this illness one way or the other. 

The World Health Organization stated on March 3, 2020 that "about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died." On March 16 a report from Imperial College London stated, "the public health threat (that COVID-19) represents is the most serious seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic" and that this current virus is "a virus with comparable lethality to H1N1 influenza of 1918." The above statements were not based on antibody testing. In other words, supposedly responsible groups made predictions on flimsy information. 

Further, up until April 14, 2020 all deaths in the USA were based on antibody tests and were counted as COVID-19 related deaths. After this point the CDC changed its criteria and did not require a positive antibody test in reporting COVID-19 related deaths. By the end of May 2020, the CDC reported the kill rate of COVID-19 called Case Fatality Rate was 0.26%. Note the difference in the 3.4% estimated by the World Health Organization above. The WHO estimate was over 14 times as severe as the later CDC estimate, and making the COVID-19 virus look more virulent than the 1918 Spanish Flu (H1N1 influenza pandemic).

In my view governments and news media are still promoting measures that are based on these early estimates rather than the CDC estimate (from the end of May), which comes from far more data. I highly doubt that you will see this synopsis on the news. Hopefully someone in government will look at this data and act responsibly.

Let's continue. The white paper also gave figures on earlier flu seasons and flu pandemic seasons. The 2017-2018 flu season had a kill rate of 0.14% and the 2015-2016 flu season had a 0.1% kill rate. These routine seasons are about half as lethal as the COVID-19 season has proven to be up till the end of May 2020. The 1918-1920 Spanish Flu had a kill rate of 2.25% which is almost 10 times more lethal than the current COVID-19 flu has shown to be. The various quarantine actions taken by government are based on actions taken in 1918, however, the actions taken today are more severe than the 1918 actions. From 1957-1960 a flu pandemic had a kill rate of 0.28%. This pandemic seems to be more in line with COVID-19 in severity. None of the actions being taken today were employed in this flu pandemic to my knowledge and I was a boy at this time. Perhaps some people in their 70s remember more. 

Anyway, this pandemic went on for 3 to 4 years. Imagine what our society and culture will be like if we continue the actions being taken currently for the next 3 to 4 years. We already have many millions of people out of work due to current actions being taken. If these are continued, I can only imagine things will get FAR worse.

There are always risks in life and the flu is one of them. The actions being taken by government and public health and promoted by the media are based on unrealistic predictions originally forwarded by the WHO and the Imperial College of London. Many other facts could be collected and forwarded to support this article and the data in it provided by the Physicians for Informed Consent White Paper. 

Let me give you one more fact which has forwarded the hysteria used by government to continue its unrealistic restrictions. The Health Department in Texas decided in their less than infinite wisdom that if there was one positive antibody test, they could report up to 17 cases of COVID-19. This occurred recently and was seen on Yahoo News. This type of activity was used to create a spike in the reported cases of COVID-19.

Remember Orson Welles and his broadcast of the War Of The Worlds on the radio in the 1940s? It created a panic based on a total fiction. What we are seeing today is not a total fiction. It is a reality that has been magnified 10 times. Please, let's return to normal reality. 


Dr. Mike Spearman

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