by Dr. Joseph Mercola
September 16, 2020
After six months of intermittent or in some cases
near-continuous lockdowns, many have reached their
limit and uprisings are finally emerging around the
The last week of August 2020 saw gatherings of tens
of thousands of individuals in Berlin, London and
Dublin, protesting stay-at-home orders, business
closures, mask and vaccine mandates and Bill Gates'
dictatorial grip on public health matters
According to data released by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention August 26, 2020, only
6% of the total COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S.
had COVID-19 listed as the sole cause of death on
the death certificate
A September 2, 2020, study found the overall
non-institutionalized infection fatality ratio was
0.26%. Among those under the age of 40, the
infection fatality ratio is 0.01%, while those over
60 have an infection fatality ratio of 1.71%
The estimated infection fatality rate for seasonal
influenza is 0.8%, so the only people for whom
SARS-CoV-2 infection is more dangerous than
influenza are those over the age of 60. Everyone
else has a lower risk of dying from COVID-19 than
they have of dying from the flu
After six months of intermittent or in some cases near-continuous
lockdowns, many have reached their limit and uprisings are finally
emerging around the world.
The last week of August 2020 saw
gatherings of tens of thousands of individuals in Berlin, 1 London
and Dublin, 3 protesting stay-at-home orders, business closures, mask
and vaccine mandates and
Bill Gates' dictatorial grip on public
In the U.S., a protest took place August 30, 2020, in Boston,
Massachusetts, against a new student flu vaccination mandate, 4
and in Virginia, protesters gathered September 2 in opposition of
unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates. 5
These are just a few of the many demonstrations that have taken
place in recent weeks around the world, as people are starting to
realize their human rights are being stripped away over,
a virus with
a 'lethality' on par with that of seasonal influenza and other
...none of which was responded to with a global
shutdown of economies and forced quarantining of healthy
COVID-19 - A
Massive Brainwashing Scheme?
In recent weeks and months, more and more experts have come out
sharing what they know about the roles of,
the creation of a new technocratic world order...
If you missed my
interview with financial analyst Patrick Wood, in
which he details the technocratic take-over plan, which has been in
play for decades, be sure to review it now.
Other articles shedding
light on what's happening behind the scenes include,
When you start to put all the puzzle pieces together, it seems clear
this pandemic is being used as a cover story for both a global
wealth redistribution scheme, and for the implementation of a
technocratic system of totalitarian rule by unelected leaders.
The WHO seems to be part and parcel of this global network.
the U.S. has severed ties with the organization, Big Tech is still
promoting the WHO as a final arbiter of which views are acceptable
and which are not - medical expertise and scientific achievements be
As reported by Reclaim the Net,6 the WHO eavesdrops on everything
you do online, from reviewing your social media interactions to
analyzing your emotions.
To counteract "spread of misleading
information" about the pandemic - which was a key area of focus
Event 201 - the WHO has partnered with an analytics company
that uses machine learning analysis to scan more than 1.6 million
social media posts per week.
The aim of this "social listening approach" - a nicer term than good
old-fashioned spying - is to counteract anything that doesn't align
with the WHO's current narrative on illnesses, treatments,
interventions and causes of disease.
Aiding them in this dystopian censoring process is
Nations, which has launched an army of 10,000 digital volunteers who
troll the internet
for "false" information and opposing views.
On top of that, most social media platforms have their own
biased "fact-checkers" who censor for all they're worth.
April 2020, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, wife of Google product
director Dennis Troper, announced they would ban and remove
any video from the platform that contradicts the WHO. 7
Countless examples of wanton censorship of perfectly valid medical
and scientific information across all social media platforms
Google can be found at this point.
Just How Deadly Is
According to groundbreaking data 8 recently released by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
only 6% of the total
COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. had COVID-19 listed as the sole
cause of death on the death certificate...
Six percent of 169,044 (the total death toll as of September 2) is
"For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to
COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes
per death," the CDC states.
As reported by Rochester First,
9 the top
underlying medical conditions included,
respiratory failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, heart
problems and renal failure.
However, the list also includes 5,424 intentional and unintentional
injury and poisoning deaths, so basically, accidents and suicides in
which the individual just happened to test positive (or was
suspected of being positive for SARS-CoV-2) are also included in the
Please note, these data were accurate as of this writing.
does not notate when data is altered as new death certificates come
in, so the numbers may therefore be different from what is reported
here, depending on when you're looking at it.
For the most
up-to-date figures, see the CDC's website. 10
The fact that only 6% of
COVID-19-related deaths are directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 is
bad news when you're trying to keep a doomsday narrative
In what appears to be a
blatant attempt to minimize exposure of these data, social media
platforms have censored many trying to share it. 11
As noted by independent news commentator Tim Pool in the
video below, fact-checkers are digging into nitpicky semantics in
their effort to censor the CDC data, and in so doing, they're really
stretching the "false" claim ultrathin:
Similar data have emerged from Palm Beach County, Florida, where an
investigation by CBS 1212 I-Team revealed only 86 of the reported
658 COVID-19 deaths had "COVID-19 pneumonia" listed as the sole
cause of death.
All others had multiple comorbidities, including,
cardiovascular diseases and dementia.
As noted by CBS, 12
Beach County COVID deaths cannot be attributed to COVID alone."
While Dr. Terry Adirim, senior associate dean at the
Atlantic University College of Medicine, told the I-Team that,
makes sense to count them [people with comorbid conditions] toward
COVID deaths because the virus may have made an otherwise nonfatal
illness like a heart condition deadly," the converse argument can
also be made.
Had it not been for them having one or more serious
the risk of the virus to these individuals would have been
minuscule, and if they got sick at all, they'd probably have
So, ultimately, should the virus bear the brunt of the
Fatality Rate on Par With the Flu
Keeping the "killer virus" narrative going much longer is probably
going to become even more difficult in light of a September 2, 2020
article 13 in Annals of Internal Medicine, which points out that:
"Because many cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are
asymptomatic, generalizable data on the true number of persons
infected are lacking, and that when calculating mortality rates from
confirmed cases, you end up overestimating the infection fatality
The paper reads, in part: 14
"To calculate a true infection fatality ratio, population prevalence
data are needed from large geographic areas where reliable death
data also exist... We combined prevalence estimates from a statewide
random sample with Indiana vital statistics data of confirmed
In brief, our stratified random sample consisted of state residents
aged 12 years and older. Known decedents and incarcerated persons
Because nursing homes were limiting residents'
ability to leave and re-enter the facilities, their participation
Participants were tested from 25 April to 29
April 2020 for active viral infection and SARS-CoV-2 antibodies,
which would indicate prior infection...
We calculated the IFR by age, race, sex, and
ethnicity on the basis of the cumulative number of confirmed
COVID-19 deaths as of 29 April 2020, divided by the number of
Although nursing home residents were not tested, they represented
54.9% of Indiana's deaths. Thus, we excluded nursing home residents
from all calculations (that is, deaths and infections).
To account for all infections, we added the number of patients
hospitalized with COVID-19 during the testing period and
non-institutionalized COVID-19 deaths into the denominator...
Our random-sample study estimated 187 802 cumulative infections, to
which 180 hospitalizations were added. The average age among all
COVID-19 decedents was 76.9 years.
The overall non-institutionalized infection fatality ratio was 0.26%...
Persons younger than 40 years had an infection fatality ratio of
0.01%; those aged 60 or older had an infection fatality ratio of
Whites had an infection fatality ratio of 0.18%; non-Whites
had an infection fatality ratio of 0.59%."
The estimated infection fatality rate for seasonal influenza listed
in this paper is 0.8%.
So, the only people for whom SARS-CoV-2
infection is more dangerous than influenza is those over the age of
All others have a lower risk of dying from COVID-19 than they have
of dying from the flu.
Put another way,
if you're under the age of
60, your chances of dying from the flu is greater than your chance
of dying from COVID-19...
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx also
confirmed this far lower than typically reported mortality rate when
she, in mid-August 2020, stated that it,
"becomes more and more
difficult" to get people to comply with mask rules "when people
start to realize that 99% of us are going to be fine." 15
Propaganda Campaign to Boost 'Vaccine Uptake'
With death rates being as low as they are for everyone under the age
of 60, it really weakens the rationale for 'vaccinating the entire
world,' including newborns, the risk to whom the virus poses is
The vaccine looking increasingly unnecessary is likely a reason for
why the U.S. government is planning to launch an "overwhelming"
COVID-19 vaccine campaign this fall, using carefully researched
As detailed in "Health
and Autonomy in the 21st Century," Yale University has conducted a
trial 16 to determine the type of message that will
maximize acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.
slants evaluated in the investigation included: 17
Personal freedom message - A message about how COVID-19 is limiting
people's personal freedom and how working together to get enough
people vaccinated can preserve society's personal freedoms.
Economic freedom message - A message about how COVID-19 is limiting
people's economic freedom and how, by working together to get enough
people vaccinated, society can preserve its economic freedom.
Self-interest message - A message that COVID-19 presents a real
danger to one's health, even if one is young and healthy, with the
idea being that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way
to prevent oneself from getting sick.
Community interest message - A message about the dangers of COVID-19
to the health of loved ones. The idea to promote is that the more
people who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the lower the risk that
one's loved ones will get sick. The idea: Society must work together
and all get vaccinated.
Economic benefit message - A message about how COVID-19 is wreaking
havoc on the economy and the only way to strengthen the economy is
to work together to get enough people vaccinated.
Guilt message - This message is about the danger that COVID-19
presents to the health of one's family and community, with the idea
that the best way to protect them is by getting vaccinated, and that
society must work together to get enough people vaccinated. Then it
asks the participant to imagine the guilt they will feel if they
don't get vaccinated and spread the disease.
Embarrassment message - This message is about the danger that
COVID-19 presents to the health of one's family and community. The
idea to promote is that the best way to protect them is by getting
vaccinated and by working together to make sure enough people get
vaccinated. Then it asks the participant to imagine the
embarrassment they will feel if they don't get vaccinated and
subsequently spread the disease.
Anger message - This message is about the danger that COVID-19
presents to the health of one's family and community. The sales idea
is that the best way to protect them is by getting vaccinated and by
working together to make sure that enough people get vaccinated. It
then asks the participant to imagine the anger they will feel if
they don't get vaccinated and spread the disease.
Trust in science message - A message about how getting vaccinated
against COVID-19 is the most effective way of protecting one's
community. It promotes the idea that vaccination is backed by
science, and that anyone who doesn't get vaccinated doesn't
understand how infections are spread or who ignores science.
Not bravery message - A message which describes how firefighters,
doctors and front line medical workers are brave, and infers that
those who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are not
The study, which was completed July 8, 2020, also sought to
Participant's confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the
vaccine after hearing the message in question
Participant's willingness to persuade others to get vaccinated
Their fear of those who have not been vaccinated
The social judgment of those who choose not to vaccinate
Pressure Tactics Work Best
Harvard Business School in collaboration with the Sloan School of
Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have also
published a working paper 18 comparing self-interested versus prosocial motivations for COVID-19 prevention behaviors.
Considering the messages we've been bombarded with over the past few
months - calling people who don't wear masks "grandma killers" and
so on - it seems clear that results from these kinds of
investigations have been capitalized on.
can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit
In that paper, "Don't Get It or Don't Spread It?" the authors review
studies in which various types of messages were compared:
highlighting the threat to self, versus the threat you might pose to
Overall, prosocial messages, i.e., messages that stress the
importance of complying with prevention behaviors in order to
protect others fared the best.
According to the authors: 19
"These results reveal that prosocial framing was more effective than
self-interested framing, suggesting a potential primacy of prosocial
motivations in supporting prevention intentions...
First, prosocial framing may have been relatively more effective not
because prosocial motivations do more to drive prevention
intentions, but rather because people believe that COVID-19 poses a
greater threat to society than to themselves.
Indeed, subjects in Studies 1-2 did on average report that
coronavirus posed a larger public than personal threat.
However, we find that the advantage of the Public treatment
(relative to the Personal treatment) was not significantly moderated
by 'threat difference scores' (i.e., differences between the
reported personal vs. public threat of coronavirus), or
significantly smaller among subjects who reported the personal
threat of coronavirus to be as large or larger than the public
Thus, we find evidence that the relative effectiveness of the Public
treatment was not unique to subjects who saw COVID-19 as more
threatening to society than to themselves.
A second possibility is that prosocial framing (which encourages
people to avoid spreading coronavirus) was more effective than
self-interested framing (which encourages people to avoid getting
coronavirus) because people feel relatively more empowered to avoid
spreading the virus."
in the Lockdown
A powerful essay 20 in the American Institute for Economic Research
asks the question:
Is the lockdown the best way to minimize
casualties in this pandemic?
Using historical examples beginning with
who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit
...the author reasons that
lockdowns are not going to save
the world from COVID-19, if for no other reason than whenever
lockdowns are eased, infections naturally start to creep back up.
However, the vast majority of these "infections" or "cases" are
A rising "case" load does not mean people are actually
getting sick and dying.
The misuse of the medical term "case" is an
egregious one, as historically, a "case" is defined as someone who
has symptoms of a particular disease - someone who is actually sick.
Never in medical history has a "case" meant someone who is perfectly
healthy and requires testing to determine whether they are infected
with a particular pathogen.
Would you get tested for the common cold
or influenza if you had no symptoms?
If the test happened to come
back positive, would you with a straight face say you "have" a cold
or the flu?
There are other myths, mostly
scare tactics, that people are
willingly believing that need to be stopped now, too, the author
asserts - and it's time to start questioning what is credulous and
what is not.
I encourage you to read that essay in its totality.
Attraction of Techno-Fascism
Another article 21 well worth reading is Mark Petrakis' "The Fatal
Attraction of Techno-Fascism."
This one also starts off with an
excellent quote by
Cato the Elder:
"Those who are serious in
ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters."
the first points he makes is that fascism is attractive because:
"...it requires so little from us, so little independent thought;
just our basic belief and adherence to a limited set of
popularly-shared directives and narratives that once fully accepted,
relieve us of the need to address stubborn questions or to fret over
subtle differences of opinion and feeling.
Propaganda reassures us that we are complete, that we know all there
is to know, that we are rational, pragmatic and pure, that the
science has been settled and that we are a part of something
Petrakis goes on to discuss
why propaganda and disinformation is
required in order to maintain control in a fascist regime, and how
truth is a liability that must be disallowed and penalized.
end, the price we pay for this kind of intellectual laziness is,
"soul-crushing denial and disconnection."
No one who has been paying attention this past year in particular
can have missed that propaganda is in full swing, 24/7, and that
both truthful facts and personal opinions that run counter to the
established propaganda narrative are being censored and penalized in
When it comes to COVID-19, the propaganda is so pervasive and
widespread that it has actually shattered what Petrakis refers to as,
"the grandest illusion of all" that "must be maintained at all
costs," namely the appearance that the propaganda messages are
"It must always appear that the media's coverage and the comments of
experts are entirely free from any preconceived manipulation," he
Today, there is little doubt that the narrative we see is
anything but free from bias.
There's little doubt that what we're
told is "weaponized storytelling," to quote Petrakis yet again.
"Looking at our world, we can see that the reach and authority of
transnational global capitalists who run the world's
nation-sized casinos has been cemented.
All systems are now in
place, up and running LIVE on that criminal syndicate's vast web of
networks. Each one of us has by now been targeted by them for some
form of surveillance and financialization...
The 'A.I. control grids' are all active and expanding. The
technocratic agendas are now fully ready for prime-time.
We have been gradually 'shepherded' by propaganda and psychological
torture techniques... under the 'persistent' control of A.I., which
will guide the process of transmuting us into commodities, into
plunderable assets, into digitally-regulated and genetically
Sadly, this is where decades of constant
acquiescence to propaganda and institutional hypnosis has brought us..."
Ultimately, the economic system known as
technocracy is tailor-made
transhumanist revolution - which is
discussed in "Dr.
Carrie Madej - COVID-19 Vaccine, Transhumanism and Human Ver. 2.0" where man is merged with
technology and AI.
As always, the lure will be
self-improvement and "a better world for all."
What's never mentioned is 'the ultimate price'...
The price for all of
it is complete subjugation to faceless leaders who profit from your
every move, and therefore will dictate all of them.
Mark 'Hysterical Slide Into Police State'
I'll end this with some observations by British Supreme Court judge
Lord Sumption, who in a March 30, 2020, interview 22 with
warned that COVID-19 rules are paving the way for despotism:
exercise of absolute power in a cruel and oppressive manner.
"The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom,
it's not usually because tyrants have taken it away.
because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for
protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a
real threat but usually exaggerated.
That's what I fear we are seeing now. The pressure on politicians
has come from the public. They want action.
They don't pause to ask
whether the action will work. They don't ask themselves whether the
cost will be worth paying. They want action anyway.
And anyone who
has studied history will recognize here the classic symptoms of
Hysteria is infectious...
We are working ourselves up into a lather in
which we exaggerate the threat and stop asking ourselves whether the
cure may be worse than the disease."
It is time to ask ourselves some very pressing questions.
reasonable to expect government to eliminate ALL infection and ALL
They've proven they cannot, yet we keep relinquishing more
and more freedoms and liberties because they claim doing so will
keep everyone safer.
It's an enticing lie, but a lie nonetheless.
Remember, they sold us on the business shutdowns and home
quarantining by saying we just need to flatten the curve of
infection to avoid hospital overcrowding.
Now the curve is in a
visible nosedive and hospitals are far from overcrowded with
COVID-19 patients, yet lockdowns remain in many areas and some -
Australia being a prime example - have reached astonishing new
Sooner or later everyone must decide which is more important:
Personal liberty or false security?
Circling back to where I
started, the good news is that many are in fact,
starting to see 'the
writing on the wall' ("The writing on the wall" is an idiomatic
expression that suggests a portent of doom or misfortune, based
on the story of
Belshazzar's feast in the book of
They're starting to see we've been "had," and
are starting to choose liberty over brutal totalitarianism in the
name of 'public health'...
Sources and References
1 - Newspunch
August 31, 2020
2 - RT
August 29, 2020
3 - YouTube
August 22, 2020
4 - Boston
Herald August 30, 2020
5 - NBC12
September 2, 2020
6 - Reclaim
the Net August 26, 2020
7 - Business
Insider April 23, 2020
8 - CDC.gov
August 26, 2020
9 - Rochester
First August 31, 2020
10 - CDC.gov
August 26, 2020, Updated September 2, 2020, Table 3
11 - WBKO.com
August 31, 2020
12 - CBS
12 July 27, 2020
of Internal Medicine September 2, 2020 DOI:
15 - Eldorado
News-Times August 18, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging, Part 1, Identifier:
18 - PsyArXiv
Preprints Don’t get it or don’t spread it?
19 - PsyArXiv
Preprints Don’t get it or don’t spread it?, Page 11
20 - American
Institute for Economic Research - Save Yourself: Stop
Believing in Lockdown - August 23, 2020
21 - Off-Guardian
- The Fatal Attraction of Techno-Fascism - August 26, 2020
22 - Unherd
The Post March 30, 2020