“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”Albert Einstein
Here we are nearly 20 months post Covid, and we find ourselves in an altogether new reality far from the world we once knew. Questions still abound and answers remain hard to find, and it appears that this new normal — which is anything but — is not going away any time soon.
To state the obvious, the last two years have been the most bizarre, confusing, divisive, frustrating, and life-altering experience in my lifetime — perhaps in all of human history. The global scale and international convergence of this “Covid crisis” is both unprecedented and untenable in scope and consequence. It’s almost like waking up from a bad dream only to realize you are still trapped in the dream.
Let’s be honest. It’s not like we have never faced viruses and deadly diseases before, and surely there will be more to come. Disease is an unfortunate but undeniable reality of the human condition in a fallen world, and pestilences will be around until the entire creation is set free from its bondage to corruption in the regeneration of all things (Romans 8:18-25).
I for one have had unrelenting questions from the beginning of this “crisis.” Why now? Why this virus? Why this response? Why this vaccine? Why these mandates? Why has virtually every nation in the world reacted in lockstep with such a hyper-aggressive, irrational response toward this particular virus? Is Covid-19, or Sars Cov-2, really so deadly that is constitutes the extreme measures being forced upon us? Are these protocols really for our health and safety or is another agenda at work?
Putting Things into Proper Perspective
One of the most obvious questions I have is this. Does Sars Cov-2 qualify as a pandemic? We have been socially conditioned to believe we are living through a pandemic and to call this a pandemic, but is it really a pandemic at all? Merriam-Webster defines a pandemic as “occurring over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affecting a significant proportion of the population.”
So although this Covid-19 outbreak has certainly spread worldwide, has it really affected a “significant proportion of the population?” For perspective, let’s look at a few real pandemics from history.
For example, the Black Plague of the 14th Century killed an estimated 25 million people, which was 1/3 (33%) of the European population at the time. The Spanish Flu (H1N1) pandemic of 1918 infected about 500 million people or one-third (33%) of the world’s population (1.7 billion at the time). The number of deaths contributed to the Spanish Flu was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide, which means that Spanish Flu killed approximately 3% of the entire world population, which is quite substantial. [reference CDC here]
Now let’s compare those numbers to the Sars Cov-2 outbreak.
As of today, September 3, 2021, there have been an estimated 219 million confirmed cases and 4.5 million deaths of “Covid-19” worldwide. [reference BBC here]
With a world population of basically 8 billion people, that means that less than 3% (0.0275) of the entire world population has contracted Sars Cov-2 and a negligible percentage of the world population has died from this virus (0.00056). That means that 99.999% of the world has survived this novel covid virus. Even for those who contract Sars Cov-2, there is still a 98% overall survival rate. [* and those percentages are even lower if you believe that Covid-19 numbers both have been falsified and inflated using bogus protocols etc… We will discuss this later.]
Just to put things into perspective, if people were being infected and dying of Sars Cov-2 at the same rate of the 1918 Spanish Flu, then over 2.6 billion people would have been infected and over 240 million people would have died so far. Just let that sink in for a moment. Clearly we are no where near those numbers and frankly never will be.
These numbers alone answer the first obvious question. Is Covid-19 a real pandemic?
Sars Cov-2 does not qualify as a true pandemic by definition. Although this is a novel virus with real concerns, it is NOT so deadly and dangerous to justify the drastic totalitarian responses of the governments and health organizations of the world. It is NOT so deadly and dangerous to cause mass psychosis leading to irrational fear and social isolation.
Now consider what I just did by using the most basic statistics being reported by the official health organizations of the world. I simply brought some perspective to the mainstream narrative. I basically destroyed the notion that we are living through one of the worst pandemics in human history. As a matter of fact, I believe I have sufficiently proven that the Sars Cov-2 “outbreak” does not qualify as a pandemic at all, but rather should be considered a novel coronavirus that makes some people very sick — especially those with comorbidities — but in reality poses little to no danger to over 99% of the human population.
So why have we turned the world upside down and effectively lost our collective minds over a relatively innocuous disease?
These are the kinds of questions that I cannot put out of my mind. As a journalist by trade, I have always looked at reality through curious lenses, desiring to get to the heart of the matter and discover the truth, even if it is not popular.
In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.— George Orwell
So I have determined to take a journey of personal discovery in an attempt to get to the truth behind this “Covid crisis,” even if this journey leads me to a conclusion that I am not ready to accept.
My goal is to take one topic and issue at a time and meticulously investigate the facts in order to discover the truth behind this unprecedented social experiment that is affecting us all. My aim is to break down this investigation into bite-sized portions both for consumption and clarity.
In my next post, I will do my best to discover the origin of Sars Cov-2, especially in regard to the evidence that this novel virus was genetically engineered through gain-of-function research and then released into the population.
So I hope you will join me in this journey of discovery and share these blog posts with friends and family, as we seek to find the truth together, and as our Lord Jesus says, the truth will set us free.