Rob Verkerk, Ph.D., co-director of Alliance for Health International, reflects on the pandemic and specifically on three statistics that he says created huge polarisation depending on their interpretation: the number of COVID-19 deaths, cases and adverse reactions to the vaccines.
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In the wake of the Better Way conference in Bath (U.K.), it’s been nothing short of mind-blowing sharing time over the last two weeks with fellow activists for better health systems, if that’s how we should refer to what we’re trying to co-create.
With some irony, it is the orchestrated, global deception and broad mismanagement of SARS-CoV-2 by health authorities that have brought so many of us together — groups of people from diverse backgrounds, including doctors, other health practitioners, scientists and lawyers — along with millions of others around the world.
People who wouldn’t have come together otherwise, or at least within such a compressed time frame. So with all the suffering that’s occurred, the unnecessary lives lost, the grief, the iatrogenically injured, the lost livelihoods, the social deprivation and the shifting sands of power structures, we must still find some space for gratitude.
Thank you, COVID-19 (C19), for being a catalyst for a revolution that was desperately needed, one that allows liberty, human creativity, hope and nature to conspire in ways that facilitate the future fitness of our species.
Some may still want to choose a shackled life that is designed and determined in ivory towers and corporate board rooms but let that be a choice, not our sole option.
With that said, I wanted to take you on a short journey that includes some of the reflections I’ve shared over the last few days with some of our international collaborators, all brought together under the umbrella of the World Council for Health.
You’ll find short extracts of some of these reflections recorded in our offices in Chilworth (Surrey, U.K.), with Dr. Naseeba Kathrada (South Africa), Dr. Mark Trozzi (Canada), Rain Trozzi (Canada), Meleni Aldridge and myself.
In this piece, I want to reflect specifically on three statistics that have dominated many minds and created huge polarisation depending on their interpretation.
- C19 deaths.
- C19 cases.
- vaccination adverse events.
Official figures on all three tend to be unreliable, spurious or are widely misrepresented or misinterpreted, and cannot be relied upon to understand the real impacts of C19 disease, as distinguished from the impacts of the human response, statistical noise or statistical manipulation.
Prof. Norman Fenton and colleagues’ dismantling of official U.K. data of C19 injected and uninjected cases, previously widely regarded as the most reliable dataset available internationally, provided a stark reminder of how deception can work.
Reflecting on the dead
As painful as it might be for those of us who’ve lost loved ones over the last two years, it’s necessary to reflect on the mortality data associated with C19 if we’re not to see history repeated.
Reported C19 deaths were always conflated with other causes, as, in the majority of countries, they always represented deaths reported from any cause that occurred within specified time frames (e.g. 28 days, 60 days) of a positive C19 antigen (usually Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR) test.
Many of these reported deaths were in hospitals where the sickest people tend to go, and hospitals were also among the most likely places to contract an infection, and certainly, the most likely place to test for C19 status using a flawed diagnostic technique, based on the various C19 RT-PCR (real time-PCR) platforms.
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