Life Site News Exposes the COVID Con
I’ve been on hiatus from this column over the past two weeks due to my work as Special Counsel for the amazing Thomas More Society. I am focusing at the moment on COVID-19 litigation against tyrannical governors who have used the virus as a pretext to install themselves as absolute monarchs in their respective states, with the courts largely—but not entirely, as one case I handled shows — catering to their absolute monarchies.
The COVID-19 dictatorship is not just an American problem. All of Western Europe and places as far away as Australia are under soul-afflicting and commerce-destroying lockdowns of varying degrees, along with preposterous “social distancing” mandates that require every citizen to remain six feet away from every other citizen while wearing ridiculous pieces of cloth on their faces. This madness has, in a few short months, radically altered the social fabric and provided the matrix for a “global reset” that, of course, has the full support of the current occupant of the Chair of Peter, who presides over what has to be the final stage of the “apostasy that begins at the top,” to recall the words of Cardinal Ciappi in reference to the integral Third Secret of Fatima.
Now, in the United States the panic narrative that has provided a pretext for the COVID-19 dictatorships is derived in large part from the “Provisional Death Count” continually updated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to the CDC, as of August 27, 165,946 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. But are they really COVID-19 deaths—that is, deaths caused by that virus and not something else? Or have they merely been counted as COVID deaths when the real cause of death was not COVID? If the latter is the case, Americans have been the victims of a massive scientific fraud.
The CDC’s own chart of the “provisional death count” presents evidence of fraud in plain sight. Look closely at the column headers:
Notice, first of all, the column header above the total of 165,946 supposedly COVID-caused deaths to date: “All Deaths Involving COVID-19”. Involving? Not quite the same as “caused by,” is it? Immediately, the entire statistic is suspect based on the CDC’s own chart.
But it gets worse. Notice the column header “Deaths Involving Pneumonia, with or without COVID-19.” Here, an article by Life Site News has cracked the case wide open. The author, Robert L. Kinney, III, notes that the primary cause of death when death is caused by COVID-19 is viral pneumonia, resulting from the virus invading lung tissue, which also presents as “acute respiratory distress syndrome” (ARDS) resulting from lung tissue inflammation by the virus.
Now, by lumping together all pneumonia deaths, with or without COVID-19, the CDC makes it impossible to determine how many pneumonia deaths were the result of COVID-19 infiltrating the lungs, without which COVID-19 would not be the cause of death in the vast majority of cases (putting aside some evidence that the virus causes kidney and cardiac damage) — because without pneumonia or ARDS, the mere presence of COVID-19 is generally not lethal. The virus does not kill in itself, like cancer does.
Now, move over to the column headed by “Deaths Involving COVID-19 and Pneumonia excluding influenza.” Those deaths would have been caused by COVID-19 because it was COVID — not influenza — that caused the fatal pneumonia. And what is the total number of deaths in that column. Why, it’s only 73,398—a total no higher than what we see during a very bad flu season.
As for deaths by ARDS, Kinney notes that the CDC admits that, as of August 27, only 21,054 death certificates list ARDS as a complication of COVID-19. Take the two numbers rounded down together—73,000 COVID pneumonia deaths and 21,000 COVID ARDS deaths—and you have a total of 94,000 deaths, not 165,000 deaths, that were arguably caused by COVID-19.
But the con job does not end there. The CDC’s “Provisional Death Count” page further admits that the entire array of COVID death statistics has been fatally compromised by a new code for such deaths that permits a death to be counted as a COVID death when COVID “is listed as a ‘probable’ or ‘presumed’ cause … with or without laboratory confirmation.” That is, any number of reported COVID-19 deaths may never have involved the virus at all, but merely someone’s educated guess that COVID-19 was in the victim’s system.
Thus, we will never know how many people have actually died from COVID-19, because even when COVID is paired with pneumonia, as shown above—producing 73,000 deaths— or with ARDS—producing 21,000 deaths—we have no way of knowing whether the COVID part was confirmed by testing. Those deaths could have been the result of influenza A or B that was merely “presumed” to be COVID without testing to confirm it.
And, indeed, the CDC further bamboozles us by lumping influenza, pneumonia and COVID deaths together in the final column of the chart to arrive at the number 268,718, making it impossible to separate out flu deaths from COVID deaths.
The deception goes even deeper. Even if the presence of COVID-19 in a decedent was confirmed by laboratory testing, we still don’t know if the virus was the actual cause of death as opposed to a preexisting comorbidity such as cancer or heart disease. On April 8, 2020, Dr. Deborah Birx acknowledged that all deaths of patients who die “with” coronavirus in their systems would be classified as “COVID-19” deaths regardless of the actual cause of death.
We have been well and truly had. And the COVID con has been the means by which, almost overnight, pop-up dictatorships have taken possession of our rights, banned our worship, and ordered us to live in six-foot bubble zones behind useless “face coverings.”
Does anyone detect the distinct order of sulfur in all of this? I do, and I have a lousy sense of smell.