The choice could not be clearer: all of America needs to open as soon as possible with the correct precautions to protect the elderly and vulnerable. Study, Statistics Suggest Trump's Well Positioned to Survive Covid-19
Based on new research and mortality statistics, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are extremely likely to survive Covid-19 with minimal symptoms and consequences.
A decline in daily deaths of Covid-19 combined with a recent study out of Houston shows that the virus is under control despite the every-day alarm of Democrat politicians, public health alarmists, and the media. Hopefully, the president and first lady, who announced their infection on Friday, will join millions of their fellow Americans who have survived Covid-19 and subsequently will contribute to herd immunity.
People do not really die of Covid-19; they die of ill health or fear exacerbated by the coronavirus
In a little seen story last month, the most staggering news to date about Covid-19 showed that the overwhelming likelihood is that the virus has mutated, has become more contagious, but is no more deadly than the original outbreak.
The Houston Methodist Hospital said on Sept. 23 that their researchers had examined more than 5,000 genomes from viruses recovered in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston, an ethnically diverse city of seven million, and from an ongoing more recent wave of infections.
The study, which although it has not yet been reviewed by outside experts, found that nearly all strains in the second wave had a mutation, known as D614G, which has been shown to increase the number of “spikes” on the crown-shaped virus. Houston researchers said patients infected with the variant strain had significantly higher amounts of the virus on initial diagnosis, according to a story by Reuters.
But they found little evidence that mutations in the virus have made it deadlier, noting that severity of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, was more strongly linked to patients’ underlying medical conditions and genetics. What that really means is that people do not really die of Covid-19; they die of ill health or fear exacerbated by the coronavirus.
No matter how many people wear masks or not, Covid-19 may be receding in deadliness
The Houston study has received minimal coverage because it breaks the lethality of the Covid-19 narrative. However, when the study is juxtaposed against the facts reported daily on the worldometers.com website of a declining number of Covid-19 deaths since July 25, one can conclude that we are in the second wave of Coronavirus, but the worst is over and the disease is entirely manageable here in the United States.
According to worldometers.com, the number of active Covid-19 cases has plateaued since the middle of August at 2.5 million Americans, and the number of deaths has steadily decreased since Aug. 1 to an average below 1,000 per day. That’s about 12 percent of the regular daily deaths of 8,000 or so in the United States.
These two factors lead to the obvious conclusion that in the beginning Covid-19 killed the most vulnerable Americans, but that the “second wave,” has killed far fewer, who are healthier and who have benefitted from greater medical knowledge on how to treat the virus.
No matter how many people wear masks or not, Covid-19 may be receding in deadliness. Even President Trump, who at 74 years old could be called vulnerable, will likely survive a mutated Covid-19 that may have lost some of its power. President and Mrs. Trump will almost assuredly join millions of Americans who have already survived the coronavirus and have developed some degree of immunity.
There is no substantive argument for panic any longer around Covid-19.
Wearing face masks may be more effective at protecting against COVID-19 than a vaccine
On Sept. 18, Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a Senate subcommittee hearing that wearing face masks may be more effective at protecting against COVID-19 than a vaccine. This is a staggering admission that waiting for a vaccine is not the panacea that people were told to expect.
Redfield inadvertently went further by acknowledging that the primary benefit if not the sole benefit in wearing masks is that they protect the wearer, and not the often-repeated refrain that people ought to wear masks because it protects others, and is a “sign of respect” for fellow citizens.
“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than when I take a Covid vaccine, because it may be 70 percent (effective). And if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me,” Redfield said in a CBS News story. “This face mask will.”
The only conclusion that one can draw from this statement by the head of the CDC is that wearing a mask is a personal choice, that protects the wearer, and that people who are unafraid of Covid-19 need not wear one.
Common sense dictates that only the vulnerable and those afraid of contracting Covid-19 and not surviving need to wear masks
George Rutherford, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and director of the Prevention and Public Health Group at UC San Francisco, said the CDC director is “completely right.”
Rutherford said a large proportion of the population—about 60 percent or 70 percent—would need to get vaccinated to achieve something close to herd immunity. That means that there is no solution to coronavirus that does not include herd immunity, which requires both enough Americans surviving Covid-19 and a successful vaccine.
Common sense dictates that only the vulnerable and those afraid of contracting Covid-19 and not surviving need to wear masks.
Everyone else, just as President Trump has suggested, ought to go about his or her business and try to keep the country open. Anyone voting for Joe Biden is voting to close the country and the implementation of a national lockdown. The choice could not be clearer: all of America needs to open as soon as possible with the correct precautions to protect the elderly and vulnerable. President Trump will have his greatest leadership triumph yet, when, with the help of the Almighty, he and Melania survive Covid-19.