That can happen somewhere, specially in the USA but not only. But I've also seen cases of COVID-19 case being underreported for political reasons (negationists, demagogues that didn't have a health system able to cope and opted instead to sell "freedom" and turn their voters to virus feedstock). There are also deaths from others pathologies that could have been avoided if hospitals weren't overwhelmed with COVID-19.Deaths are overblown. Hospitals literally get paid to report a high amount of CoViD-19 deaths and they may use their own judgement to decide when a death is CoViD-19. There are many other tricks, some sources even report all deaths that occured within 30 days of someone having CoViD-19 as being caused by CoViD-19. No wonder that with such tricks you get a high amount of deaths. Politics has often influenced science and statistics and this is no exception.
The governments were doing exactly that before COVID-19 and didn't need any new excuses. They will keep doing that when (if?) COVID-19 ever ends. COVID-19 is only painting them as incompetent, with some exceptions. I think not even Netanyahu got away with selling Israel clinical records to pose as COVID-19 saviour (but I'm not well informed there and don't know how would he have fared otherwise). In face of COVID-19 the governments have not stopped their games and put to work, they've just kept maneuvering and trying to use any news in their favour, but that does not mean that they needed, benefitted or planned COVID-19, neither as weapon nor farce.The truth is that CoViD-19 will never be declared gone as long as the governments can use it as an excuse to take away our freedom. As long as people are willing to give up freedom for safety, the news will never declare you to be safe. Why would they? Virtually all MSM news is controlled by governments and they are fine with gaining more power.
This is not fact based. Most people believe in COVID-19 because they know patients and dead, they see what happens around themselves. But if you believe any fact is false you can believe anything. I mean, what would you need to prove you wrong ? If you denyAnd of all of those CoViD-19 is the only one that needs a huge marketing campaign in order to have people even notice it. A real disaster does not have to be discussed like this, people all believe in it when it happens because they see people dying and suffering around them. People are skeptical of CoViD-19 because they see empty hospitals, no one around them getting unusual sicknesses (the usual diseases getting renamed to CoViD-19 does happen, though, btw flu season seems to have skipped a year where I live), and the government implementing non-sensical rules and gaining a lot of power from all of it.
the deaths and disease is from CoVID-19 because you say so you will simply not believe there's a pandemic both when there is and where there isn't. Why should I believe you more than I believe John Hopkins, or some government ? The empty hospital may just be that there's no public health care and many people can't pay medical bills (like Leon Lederman from the absurdism thread), not that people isn't dying. Where hospitals are paid by taxes they are more fully used (and there're too few of them).
The authoritarian regime was already there. The freedom or movement or other stuff that has changed with COVID-19 was not that important to the powers that be. They were doing great selling their fantasies of a functioning economy to the masses.In addition to that a lot of people (me included) already knew years in advance that something like the CoViD-19 regime would happen. This dystopian regime did not come out of the blue. No one knew what the fictional enemy would be, but many even knew that a fictional enemy for which all countries supposedly would need to work together and impose authoritarian regimes would be made-up. And they had good reason to think so too. Unfortunately anyone who's only source of information was the MSM has been living with blinders on and is surprised by what is happening right now.
They had very little opposition or dissent and completely toothless. Those kind of people want control over people, they don't want to jail everyone generally. They want to jail dissenters and have slaves going to and fro as they say. Having everyone closed
at home is very little gratifying for an autocrat. It's something they may force if they feel in danger, but they weren't in danger. On the contrary, COVID-19 has only made too evident for their taste that their economic system was useless. That's why in most places
they don't do like New Zealand, they impose as little restrictions as they can to try to make believe as long as possible that life is almost normal, even if they pay that with more deaths and suffering of other people they would rather use as slaves.
Thank you. I think I'll go out (with my mask on) and do some sport. I spend too long in front of screens and it's not worth it.Alas, I can do nothing to keep your health safe. I keep my health safe, and if you want your health to be as safe as mine then you will have to take responsibility for your health like I do for mine. No matter how many masks people wear, how many rights they surrender, how many lose their livelihood, or how many are tortured in isolation; it will not improve your health and neither will it make you safe. Quite the contrary, the authoritarian dystopia that is on the doorstep right now will significantly reduce your well-being. Those who sacrifice freedom for safety will have neither, same as always.