Along with Humanity and Human Dignity, Covid-19 Has Destroyed Medicine, Science, and Academia
Hi Dan and Mike;
I hope things are well.
I have a manuscript I want to submit to VH. Because of the high level of controversy about the topic I want to gauge your reaction before a formal submission.
Thanks and Best,
I’m going to submit this to Value in Health. I welcome comments.
Along with Humanity and Human Dignity, Covid-19 Has Destroyed Medicine, Science, and Academia
In 1998, when I named and founded what became the second most highly cited peer-reviewed economics journal, Value in Health, as Editor-in-Chief along with the other ISPOR Board of Directors, I had one overriding mission for the journal, “Tell the Truth.” In the past three decades, ISPOR became a vital and dynamic scientific organization precisely because it brought diverse clinical, economic, epidemiologic, statistical, psychological, and quality of life experts together from all over the globe, from a wide diversity of stakeholders, including academics, pharmaceutical and other biomedical companies, government agencies, non-profits, patients, providers, and payers. For the kinds of research reported in Value in Health it would have been very easy to fall into the trap that one’s science and research findings are automatically biased by one’s funding sources. This ad hominem approach to science is a convenient short-cut that we are all somewhat guilty of, often subconsciously. For example, if all the authors on a paper are employees of a specific drug company, what are the chances that the paper concludes that the drug is worthless? We are more likely to read the paper skeptically than if all the authors work at an Ivy League university or non-profit research center. But we shouldn’t indulge that bias. We should be equally skeptical regardless of the source of funding and authorship.
The essence of the scientific process requires that research be judged on its technical merits: the logic of its assertions, the validity and reliability of its evidence, and the transparency and reproducibility of its methods. In fact, a key motivation for establishing Value in Health was precisely because clinical journals, including the most prestigious medical journal at the time, the New England Journal of Medicine, had singled out health economics as the unique research field where only those who worked for academia and other non-profit organizations would be allowed to submit manuscripts for consideration because corporate or for-profit researchers were automatically and uniquely incapable of conducting valid and unbiased research in health economics. In 1994 the New England Journal editors said that corporate researchers could be allowed to report on clinical trials of their own drugs, but not on health economic studies of their own drugs. This prejudicial distinction escaped me then and still does now. It is a baseless ad hominem attack on the scientific method. One judges the merits of a scientific manuscript based on its content, not the color of its authors.
What we have seen with the Covid-19 hysteria pandemic and the lockdown policies followed by all countries in the world with only one brave exception, Sweden, is that almost no scientific expert in a position of power has done anything except use alarmist lies, distortions and untruths about all aspects of the virus, its infectivity, its transmissibility, its disease-making capacity, its treatment, and its prevention. Scientific experts who, like me, have spoken out about the criminal, deadly and devastating impacts of the totally unnecessary lockdown measures, have been silenced, cancelled, blocked, censored and de-platformed. I have challenged every colleague I know to explain how Sweden has less than a dozen dead children despite NEVER locking down schools, mandating masks or vaccines or social distancing. Not one of them can. The overall Covid death rate in Sweden, the nation that actually followed the available science in March of 2020 and never mandated lockdowns, social distancing, school or business closures, reached a Covid death rate only about half that of the United States.
The lockdowns and masks and then mandatory vaccines were first imposed on us following an authoritarian pandemic game-plan that the Gates Foundation, WHO, NIAID and the World Economic Forum had been working on for over a decade before Fauci and his minions released Covid-19 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The unprecedented Covid-19 lockdowns were first implemented in March 2020 in the US by California Governor Gavin Newsom and quickly followed by all other federal, state, and territorial executives without scientific evidence, legislative, public or media discussion. They were based not on any data or evidence that lockdowns would prevent the spread of Covid-19 but rather on two Gates Foundation-funded alarmist mathematical models from the University of Washington and Imperial College London that simply assumed, again without any scientific evidence or citations, that lockdown measures would stop Covid-19 in its tracks and that hundreds of millions of global deaths would result if lockdowns weren’t implemented.
The Gates-funded Chris Murray IHME model literally says if you take any one of the following “SIC” (social isolation control) lockdown measures you will reduce the transmission and the impact of Covid-19 by 1/3:
1. Shutting schools
2. Shutting nonessential businesses
3. Shutting transportation
4. Staying at home
According to the model, if you do two of these measures then you will get a 2/3 reduction in Covid-19 impact, and if you do three or more, you will get 100% reduction in Covid-19. You will stop Covid in its tracks within 3 weeks! Other than recognizing that larger integers are bigger than smaller integers, this methodology fails to demonstrate logic, evidence, or adduced facts. It is utter scientific garbage. Why was none of this discussed in the media or scientific journals as being utter garbage? If you can stop Covid-19 in its tracks with 3 SIC measures, why would you impose yet a four, fifth or sixth SIC?
Even Murray should have understood that each of these measures cost society billions or trillions of dollars. In fact, thus far the Covid lockdowns have added $7 trillion to the US national debt and have kicked off hyperinflation that will only be stopped with another great depression. Nevertheless, Murray expected these onerous, expensive, and superfluous measures to do what exactly?…. reduce Covid transmission 25% below zero? If this model wasn’t so tragically relied on by nearly all politicians and governments, it would be characterized as a SIC joke! Nevertheless, Gates paid Murray’s Univ. of Washington institute $279 million for this phony “research.”
Since the Murray model led to nearly total lockdowns in the United States, at least for several months, Gates and Murray succeeded in totally crashing the US economy, education system and societal coherence. It was very clear in the first few weeks of the lockdowns, when cases were exploding in the locked down US at the same rate as the unlocked down Sweden that the Gates-Murray advice was nonsense, but the “experts” refused to observe actual empirical data and further retreated to their math models and inane excuses for why their pathetic forecasts were completely wrong.
These phony models predicted orders of magnitude more Covid deaths from Sweden’s “irresponsible” lack of social distancing, failure to close schools and failure to lock down their citizens than has actually occurred. Indeed, Ferguson’s Imperial College model projected Sweden paying a huge price for no lockdown, with 40,000 COVID deaths by May 1, 2020 and 100,000 by June 2020. However, two years into the pandemic the US has nearly 1 million Covid deaths and Sweden has had less than 20,000 Covid deaths. Tone deaf to realities on the ground, Ferguson and Murray are still putting out their highly flawed modeling predictions after being completely discredited by the facts.
Essentially all public-facing epidemiologists and virologists, whether working for public health agencies such as CDC or academic institutions like mine have spent the past two years parroting the Fauci-Gates propaganda, lies and disinformation about the epidemic. The first casualty of this war, as with all wars, was the truth. Everyone in the epidemiology science community should know that the lethality and transmissibility of an infectious disease are inversely proportional; and that each successive wave of a rapidly mutating virus will be less lethal and more transmissible as the virus adapts to the host through Darwinian selection. Covid-19 is one of the most transmissible viruses ever experienced. It originally had a reproducibility rate, Ro, of 6. This means that months before the lockdowns Covid was already fully seeded in every country, city, village, and hamlet in the world.
Airplanes didn’t stop flying from Wuhan to LA, New York, San Francisco, and Milan for months after Covid had been identified in China. With a reproducibility rate of six by six by six, each connecting passenger in all global airports between September 2019 and March 2020 was carrying Covid to the bloodstreams of essentially every human being in the world and NO ONE NOTICED IT! What that tells you, logically, is that Covid cannot be that lethal, because we would have been observing people dropping like flies from deadly Covid everywhere in the winter of ‘19-20 and no one reported any Covid deaths until February 2020!
Certainly, by May 2020 it was obvious that there was no scientific basis or empirical evidence for any of the lockdown measures. Back then I was pointing out that 1 million US prison inmates were crowded together cheek-by-jowl with no masks, no social distancing, and no way to avoid Covid infection, and yet their Covid death rates were much lower than the locked down civilian population. Through April of 2020, there were only 135 covid deaths among inmates in US prisons while in the locked down US civilian population the death toll was 200 PER MILLION! The world could see that the lockdowns were NOT WORKING, and yet they doubled down on lockdown measures, implementing actual Covid gulags and prisons in Australia, Hong Kong and the entire country of New Zealand, all of which are experiencing the highest rates of Covid-19 in the world and demonstrating the absurdity and crushing futility of Covid lockdowns.
Something else has been logically obvious since the day Fauci and Colins invented their story that Covid mutated in the Wuhan wet market down the street from the Fauci-financed Gain of Function Research Center where they were redesigning and weaponizing Covid viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci’s illegal financing of this research and his perjury about that fact to the US Senate is one of the biggest open scandals of the Pandemic. Covid is a family of viruses that is endemic to most animal species. Many forms of the common cold are Covid viruses and it is well-known that all Covid viruses including Covid-19 jump from humans to animals back to humans again. That fact makes Covid a tempting pathogen for biowarfare research. It also means that vaccines, masks and lockdown measures are totally useless for a virus that mutates as rapidly as Covid, since there will always be numerous animal reservoirs of the rapidly mutating virus that will jump back to the human population. What every public health official and government decision maker fails to think through is that if Covid jumps across geographical and species barriers so easily, then you can never vax and mask your way out of the problem. Covid is endemic and will always be a threat to humans as long as cats, bats, rats, gnats, hamsters and deer can carry and transmit it back to humans. It is both pathetic and tragic that Hong Kong has decided to euthanize all its hamsters and many other pets because they test C-19 positive.
The virus that causes Covid-19 is about 0.1 micrometer in diameter. (A micrometer (µm) is one one-thousandth of a millimeter.) The holes in woven cloth are visible to the naked eye and may be five to 200 micrometers in diameter. The notion that wearing such masks, with holes 50 to 2,000 times larger than the Covid virus would protect the wearer, made as much logical sense as putting a screen door on a submarine. The mask mandates continued despite overwhelming evidence before and during the Covid-19 pandemic that masks have proven totally useless in preventing transmission or disease severity and have produced numerous serious side effects, particularly in young children and school students. Negative effects have included physical deformities, lagging social, emotional mental and physical development, airway disruption and reduced quality of life.
The Covid vaccine mandates are even more damaging and destructive than the mask mandates. As a mandatory public health measure, vaccines have failed at every level. They do not prevent virus transmission; they do not reduce Covid deaths; countries with extremely high rates of vaccination like Israel, Hong Kong and Australia have higher Covid death rates than countries with much lower rates of vaccination like India and Brazil. States like Missouri, Florida, and Texas, with low vaccination rates have Covid death rates lower than many states like, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey with high vaccination rates.
Even Pfizer’s “long term” reporting of vaccine outcomes shows no all-cause mortality benefits after 6 months. It is now understood that the vaccine efficacy against serious disease wanes to almost nothing after 6 months, which is why booster shots were rushed into production and mandatory use. There is no vaccine efficacy against Covid infection or transmission, which is the only public health justification for mandating novel vaccine technologies that have never before been used in humans nor even studied for more than several months in a few thousand clinical trial participants. We have undertaken and suffered the most outrageous global medical experiment on billions of people as these vaccines were mandatorily imposed by Fauci and his World Government, without consent, before anything about the vaccine efficacy and side effects was understood. The authorities got people to use these experimental vaccines only by de-platforming all opponents, firing them and keeping them out of schools, medical facilities, restaurants, public spaces, public transportation, and by firing military personnel, police, firefighters, first responders and other essential workers, unless they agreed to be assaulted by these vaccines. Fauci and his World Government cronies have violated the human rights, due process, privacy and dignity of billions of their citizens.
There is smoking gun evidence that both the Covid-19 virus and the vaccines were engineered in the labs of biowarfare agencies and big Pharma. Beating the 1-in-3 trillion odds of sheer coincidence, it has been shown that the Covid-19 virus contains gene fragments that were patented by Moderna three years before the pandemic. The vaccine contains HIV fragments in multiple spike protein locations and reports of HIV and other autoimmune reactions have been documented. An HIV superstrain has been reported in 70% of vaccinated Dutch people tested.
The evidence is now clear that the serious and fatal side effects associated with the Covid vaccines are destroying orders of magnitude more lives than they are saving. Not a single parent or patient is allowed to sue manufacturers for vaccine-caused injury or death in any legal jurisdiction on the planet, yet people are being fired for refusal to be vaccinated. Governments and media are keeping a tight lid on vaccine-caused deaths and injuries, censoring all evidence of these AEs as quickly as they can.
A recently suppressed Swedish in-vitro study found that the mRNA vaccines may damage the nuclear DNA in cells thereby raising risks of cancers and immune system dysregulation. Another suppressed US study of vaccine documented side effects in active-duty military. The authors of that study have been granted whistle-blower status by the U.S Senate. Also suppressed and blocked by the US Dept. of Defense are the study results showing the vaccines cause rates of mental illness, nervous system disorders, infertility, blood disorders, cancers, heart attacks, myocarditis and many other serious conditions to rise by 2-20 times. Pfizer admits that its Covid vaccine is responsible for nearly 1,300 separate diagnoses of Adverse Events.
But the biggest long-term damage caused by the pandemic lockdowns is the unprecedented censoring, canceling and de-platforming of any influential policy maker, politician, media figure, entertainer, business leader, clinician or scientist who questions the ever-changing narrative as to what everyone must say and do to defeat Covid. Big tech and media platforms have been shaping this propaganda since before the lockdowns. Facebook is still open about the fact that it censors truth if such truth might promote vaccine hesitancy. As Facebook says in it’s posting guidelines:
Based on input from experts in health communication and related fields, we are also taking additional steps amid the pandemic to reduce the distribution of content that does not violate our policies but may present misleading or sensationalized information about vaccines in a way that would be likely to discourage vaccinations, as outlined in more detail below…. Content that otherwise does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies above but that shares potentially or actually true events or facts that raise safety concerns, indicated by sharing personal anecdotes or news events of severe adverse events, either in hyperbolic terms or without context.
The so-called top scientific and medical journals have been co-opted by big Pharma and the Fauci-Gates “follow the science” narrative and thus censor anything critical of the official Covid “science,” the lockdown policies, the vaccine and mask mandates, and the actual evidence in each of these categories. When one Googles Robert Malone, MD, the inventor of the very mRNA vaccines that he now criticizes, one gets not only his personal website but also totally non-factual propaganda and outlandish criticism of his views in the Atlantic, the Washington Post and other so-called major media outlets. Malone’s views are evidently so terrifying to the mainstream and social media that not only has he been de-platformed and censored but the mere act of interviewing him on a podcast has led to the de-platforming of entertainer Joe Rogan, a celebrity with over 11 million listeners. The mainstream media actively suppresses unfavorable information about Covid treatments and policies.
If the government, mainstream media, research centers, academia, and scientific establishment actively censor, block and de-platform opposing views and refuse to release crucial information about Covid-19, the most important health policy issue of the century, then they can never be trusted with anything ever again. The scientific enterprise is no longer based on a search for truth; “science” indeed has been co-opted by big Pharma and the Fauci hangers-on. “Follow the Science” has been distorted into continuous flip-flop justifications for all the failed Covid prevention and treatment measures. I was de-platformed from LinkedIn and other sites for merely suggesting that Vietnamese rats, which have a very high rate of Covid infection, may have transferred some immunity to Vietnamese people who eat these rats and had a very low Covid death rate, at least until many Vietnamese got vaccinated. Rather than investigating my hypothesis, which might have saved millions of lives if true, I was silenced and kicked off LinkedIn without any avenue for appeal.
Why is all this happening? I don’t have the final answers, but as an economist I know that the first step in any investigation is not to “follow the science” but to “follow the money.” When I read RFK Jr’s book, The Real Anthony Fauci, the puzzle pieces finally all fit together. We are experiencing an actual conspiracy by Gates, Fauci, Xi and the New World Order to depopulate the planet and leave it for the scions of trillionaires. The plot was predicted early in the lockdown by Ed Dowd. It has been carefully reviewed and deconstructed by many, including Roger Koops.
Gates and the New World Order are using every method of influence including media platforms run by big Pharma, the surveillance state, global corporations, autocratic governments, and biowarfare agencies to concentrate wealth into a handful of trillionaires who have made more money during the Covid lockdowns than all the wealth created in prior human history. The Gates depopulation plans are working perfectly!
As a direct result of the lockdowns and mandates, according to Oxfam a new billionaire is created every 26 hours while a poor lockdown victim dies every 4 seconds.
The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion —at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day— during the first two years of a pandemic that has seen the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty.
At this point, if you believe that science and transparency are the way to improve humanity then you must stand up for the truth and boycott all institutions that are actively or passively participating in this global biowarfare holocaust to end all holocausts.
Joel W. Hay, PhD
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