Why would they do this?

From Instapundit.

ANDREW CUOMO’S reckless choices. “Bill de Blasio made terrible decisions as mayor of New York City. But as more reporting emerges about the catastrophic decisions made by New York’s governor, it’s possible Andrew Cuomo deserves even more blame than de Blasio for what the coronavirus has done to the tri-state area and consequently the nation. New York and New Jersey combined have suffered more COVID-19 deaths than any other country being tracked by researchers who run the Johns Hopkins crisis dashboard. Cuomo made three breathtakingly bad moves in March that in retrospect amounted to catastrophe. First, Cuomo failed to call for, and even actively discouraged, informal social-distancing measures in early March. Next was the delay in mid-March in ordering formal closures when the virus started rampaging through his state. Third was his March 25 edict to long-term care facilities that they must accept infected patients, which caused a mass deadly outbreak among helpless, trapped, elderly New Yorkers. Only in the last few days have some corners of the media begun to call attention to just how badly Cuomo has failed us.”

Related: NYC vs. San Francisco: the stark failure of Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio.

UPDATE: Cuomo refuses accountability in nursing home scandal, says vulnerable people were going to die anyway. Quoth Cuomo: “Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do. Because with all our progress as a society, we can’t keep everyone alive. Despite what everything you do and older people are more vulnerable. And that is a fact. And that is not going to change.”

Maybe, but they die faster when you send infectious people into nursing homes full of older and vulnerable people.

There are also these from the same source.

WITH DOCTORATES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MEDICAL BIOMETRY HE CAN’T POSSIBLY HAVE GREATER EXPERTISE THAN KAREN:  YouTube censors epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for opposing lockdown.

THIS IS WHY THE CHINESE WANTED HIM, I GUESS: NYT 2017: Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics. “A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency. The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made by a prominent global health expert who is also an informal adviser to Dr. David Nabarro, a rival candidate in the race for W.H.O. director general.”

“The facts that we know for sure”

Pompeo tells Salena Zito the world must ‘impose costs on China’ for coronavirus. More specifically he said this:

Let me start with the facts that we know for sure. We know this. We know that the virus originated in Wuhan, China. We don’t know precisely where inside of that, but we know that the Chinese Communist Party has been ruthless in denying us the ability to determine that very fact. Whether that began with their failure to provide information in a timely fashion to the World Health Organization. Whether that was them coercing the World Health Organization to be quiet about the scope and nature of this pandemic or taking doctors who were prepared to talk about what they were seeing in their offices and in their laboratories and denying them the ability to speak publicly, essentially disappearing them. Those are all things we know for sure. And then, we know that there were cases as far back, for sure, as December.

And there is more after that, lots more, including this.

This week, I was on the phone with a group of democracies that represent a significant piece of the globe’s GDP with my Indian counterpart, my South Korean counterpart, Brazil … I said India. Goodness. Japan, Australia. These are countries who all are staring at the same problems, that recognize that for decades, we ignored the threat from the Chinese Communist Party. That’s not partisan, that was both political parties ignored the risks connected to the Chinese Communist Party, who now are coming to recognize that the world needs to take a different path as we move forward from this current pandemic.

Go back to work and not incidentally preserve our freedom

This is my agenda which I just mailed off to a colleague.

If I might say so, dealing with the logic of the lockdown will not save us from this massive assault on our freedoms. The theory is plain enough. If there is an epidemic in which each person individually can pass on the disease to someone else by our proximity to each other, then to limit the reach of the disease, one must limit proximity. If there is more to it than that, I have not noticed. Beyond that basic premise, there were from the start an incredible flow of statistical projections that have turned out not just to be wrong, but overwrought. Every one of these projections has been abandoned. I wish I could say that therefore the rule of “the expert” is now at an end. It actually looks like it is only now just getting into full swing. This, in my view, is a large part of what should concern us.

If you want an economics analogy, we saw the same rule of expertise after the Global Financial Crisis. The supposed economic pandemic disappeared within half a year, but the destructive long-term effects of the various stimulus packages have continued to weigh our economies down to this day.

The problem is, if I may say so, rule by public servants who never have any accountability applied to any errors they make. There is much more that could be said on that, but will just leave it at that. There seems to be no means to unwind what has been set in motion, especially since this has been so monstrously politicised. And with every political leader there has been an associated political agenda, not one of which has done a single bit of good.

Yet we have our own agenda, and this may be the time we bring this agenda into the national conversation. Our agenda is that we should decentralise decision making, allow individual initiative to lead in the search for solutions and medical cures, remove the restraints placed on the economy by the various policies to enforce “social distancing”, and we should open up the market place and allow everyone to get back to work, or to do whatever else they might choose to do. In the meantime, isolate those who are most at risk, and apply certain precautions especially on air travel.

The downside may be some additional deaths and a slightly longer duration of the corona virus within the population, although herd immunity will this way kick in sooner. But my near certainty is that the CV is now past the peak of its virulence. States that open up will not appear any worse off than those that do not. But we should be using this moment to emphasise the elements of our political, economic and social systems for what they are, the greatest protection that each and every person has. We should state clearly that the approach that has been adopted is a losers’ strategy which has no obvious end in sight, and we should be seeking a free and open society, in which everyone understands the risks that are inevitably there, and in which everyone does what they can to secure their own safety. We should make it clear that the government cannot protect you.

The government should obviously remain active in gathering and providing information on how each of us individually needs to act to limit the risks we face. By arguing against a lockdown and in favour of a freedom-based approach would not only be the best solution to the problem of the spread of the corona virus, but would also be in keeping with our own philosophies.

This seems to be similar to the approach suggested by Conrad Black: A Farrago of Democrat Delusions Will Bury Them in 2020.

In a month, Trump had invoked the National Emergencies and War Production Acts to get instant testing, now being conducted 300,000 times a day, and had General Motors and others manufacturing pulmonary ventilator machines. He “flattened the curve,” produced a formidable financial assistance plan for the shut-down country, and now urges everyone to work and school, as we now know that for the eighty percent of people beneath the age of 60 without compromised immune systems, the fatality rate is one for every 22,000 people.

Here is the contrast:

This is the Democrats’ plan: pretend Trump was responsible for the pitiful state of crisis medical response that he inherited, and that he didn’t act promptly in reducing the flow of incoming people from coronavirus-afflicted countries; pretend that he didn’t build an entire emergency medical service in three weeks; pretend that scores of millions of people should remain idle for months for the sake of a statistically very small number of potential deaths among the 260 million healthy Americans beneath the age of 60; pretend that it is Trump’s duty to impoverish a third of his countrymen as he sacrifices himself politically; and pretend that the revelation of unprecedented skulduggery by the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign in 2016 in corrupting the FBI and intelligence agencies and using them to try to influence and then undo a presidential election is just a red herring designed to distract the country.

We need to not just open our economies, we need to return to an open society as soon as we possibly can.

Your liberties are being taken away

This is the title Virologist accuses Fauci of cover-up – Video but just try getting the video. Try yourself, because I could not. Here’s the entire post:

“You need to wake up! Your liberties are being taken away, all because of the fake news that’s out there.”

Dr Judy Mikovits, PhD., molecular biologist and science researcher, accuses Dr Anthony Fauci of directing a cover-up.” What he (Fauci) is saying is absolute propaganda, the same kind of propaganda that he’s perpetrated to kill millions since 1984,” says Dr Mikovits, a former AIDS scientist. She says Fauci was responsible for the deaths of millions during the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

(For those ten people in the world who may not know who Fauci is, he is director of the National Institute or Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has been heading the corona virus pandemic task force.)

Video

Mikovits, who wrote the book Plague of Corruption, is featured in a video attempting to expose Fauci, but the video keeps being removed from YouTube, Facebook and other outlets. That video can be seen here:  plandemicmovie.com.

Here are a few excerpts from the video:

“If we activate mandatory vaccines globally, I imagine these people that own the vaccines (Fauci, Redfield, Gates) stand to make hundreds of billions of dollars,” says Mikovits.

And yet, “there is no vaccine currently on the schedule for any rna virus that works.”

“If Fauci can’t be honest with the public about his connection with this lab (the Wuhan Institute of Virology), then Fauci has to go.”

Doctors wonder: “Why are we being pressured to add ‘covid’ to death certificates?”

Answer: “To increase the numbers…fear is a great way to control people.”

“Doctors are being incentivized to say that people died of Covid-19.” “Yeah. Thirteen thousand dollars from Medicare if you call it Covid-19.”

“In a survey polling nearly 2,300 doctors in 30 countries, hydroxychlorquine ranked as the most effective medication to treat the virus.”

“There is (sic) no dissenting voices allowed any more in this free country.”

“It’s beyond comprehension how a society can be so fooled, that the types of propaganda continue to where they’re just driving us to hate each other.”

“You need to wake up! Your liberties are being taken away, all because of the fake news that’s out there.”

Mikovits also accuses Anthony Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a prominent member of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, of being responsible for the deaths of millions during the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Thanks to Michele Selover for this video.

Again, the video can be seen here: www.plandemicmovie.com

Actually at the time of posting, the video cannot be seen. They may really be taking your liberties away. You may know it, you may be able to observe it. But you won’t be able to do a thing.