Pandemic Elements 1: PCR Testing-
During this ‘pandemic,’ world citizens have been subjected to a daily dose of case numbers from provincial or federal health ministers both sides of the border that have the power to paralyze or to set communities and citizens free from constraining governmental measures.
Decreasing ‘numbers’ spread hope that the curve is flattening while increasing ‘positives’ send frightened citizens and companies into a tailspin.
At the heart of the debate is the PCR test which magnifies RNA strands anywhere from 30 to 40 times to create the reaction necessary for a ‘conclusive’ test. Yet according to medical professionals forensic technicians only use a magnification of 17 in their quest for trace compounds during investigations.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci has admitted that the chances of a positive result being accurate at 35 cycles are “miniscule,” yet the Alberta Government relies on such testing levels (35) to determine the severity of the Covid 19 infection. Other groups such as the Ontario Government, the FDA, the CDC and the World Health Organization recommend 40 to 45 cycles.
The PCR test was developed in 1985 by Dr. Kary Mullis for a primary application in biomedical research and criminal forensics yet it has become the foremost tool for Covid 19 detection. (see end of article for video)
In a 2019 interview, Mullis noted that it was never intended for detecting disease he felt that ‘Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it.’
Further research into PCR testing has yielded interesting results.
In addition to the inaccuracy of cycles above 17 which provide 100 % accuracy which drops to 20% with 33-34 cycles according to Dr. Mercola, the spectre of exactly what the test is searching for is raised.
With more than one Covid 19 test available, RNA (PCR), rapid (Antigen) or Serology (Antibody) there are also claims from the CDC that they do not have a sample of Covid 19 that they can produce to create a test from!
With numbers in the range that the Province of Alberta is reporting, the ‘pandemic,’ if PCR testing is performed with 17 cycles, would drop to a mere 8500 and across Canada, to 63,000. Looking at deaths, 11, 265 deaths have been attributed to Covid 19, yet according to many statistics 10% of deaths can only be attributed directly TO Covid 19 with the remainder being linked with co-morbidities. A comparison of death rates across Canada shows that from January to September 2018, 2019 and 2020 are nearly identical in total numbers despite our ‘pandemic.’
Another suspicious fact is that Dr. Hinshaw stated recently that there have been NO cases of the Flu reported (Global News November 13, 2020). If this is a flu season, where are the sick people? Could they have been tagged as Covid patients?
On November 18, 2020 Dr. Roger Hodgkinson, Hodkinson, Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons committee in Ottawa, CEO of a large private medical laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta and Chairman of a Medical Biotechnology company that sells Covid 19 tests addressed Edmonton City Council and passionately chastised the government response to the ‘pandemic.’
The video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEo3rnU12jw
“There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. This is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspected public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus. This is nothing more than a bad flu season. It’s politics playing medicine and that’s a very dangerous game. There is no action needed,” he said. “Masks are utterly useless!”
“Positive testing results do NOT indicate clinical infection. It is simply driving public hysteria and ALL testing should STOP immediately,” he added. “The scale of the response is utterly ridiculous…all kinds of business closures, suicides …. you’re being led down the garden path by the Health Minister of this province.”
There is another side to danger of PCR testing; fraud.
Reports of positive tests results have been reported with NO testing done by labs in Red Deer on patients who registered to test but left before any test could be performed. From anecdotal evidence, there are at least 4 cases the writer has heard of the week of November 15th! I can imagine that there Legally speaking, if 4 false cases have been reported in addition to a 20% accuracy rate, then the government response is incredibly over the top and lockdowns, mask bylaws and cohort regulations are unwarranted.
During an October 24, 2020 rally in Edmonton (a, retired Dr. Lorna Levesque called on provincial and federal politicians to let ‘teachers teach instead of playing doctor,’ and to ‘stop testing and give our rights and freedoms back.’
The video can be found at:
She also represented the Great Barrington Declaration (https://gbdeclaration.org/), signed by close to 50,000 doctors and 640,000 citizens which calls on governments to stop lockdowns and mandatory masks. A short summary of the declaration follows:
“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice. “
“Why are my colleagues silent,” she asked. “When we took our Hippocratic Oath we swore to ‘do no harm,’ and yet here we are silent while our government mandate masks which are bacteria factories if not sterile and decrease oxygen into our lungs while increasing carbon dioxide. I am stunned by your silence!”
She also noted that ‘we cannot control the virus but Vitamin D helps build immunity just as Zinc does.’
The big question asked by citizens across Alberta is WHY are we using a flawed test procedure to decide the future of our economic, social and spiritual futures? Why do citizens have NO say in how we respond as a society?
In my November 18th piece, I answer that question. (https://www.todayville.com/the-dystopian-future-of-canada-part-i/)
“The pandemic gives us an opportunity to reshape society…” Justin Trudeau said in his UN speech.
Further information from Dr. Mullis is below: (language warning)
A late addition to this piece is the following letter from Dr. Stephen Malthouse to the BC Minister of Health, due to the length of the piece, I include a link but add this short excerpt:
“Why are you still using PCR testing? The Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Health in Ontario has publicly stated that the PCR test yields over 50% false positives. A New York Times investigative report found that PCR testing yields up to 90% false positives due to excessive amplification beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer. The PCR test was never designed, intended or validated to be used as a diagnostic tool. Even the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group has stated “clinical sensitivity and specificity values have not been determined for lab developed RT-PCR testing in Canada”.8 Despite expert consensus, you continue to use this inappropriate and inaccurate test to report so-called “cases” and justify your decisions.9-18“
Footnotes in original letter.
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Obama chief scientist cools on climate crisis news coverage
Article originally published at CFACT.org
President Barack Obama’s Energy Department Chief Scientist Steven Koonin’s soon-to-be-published book will discuss information that the public really needs to have regarding grossly overheated “climate crisis” media hype.
Titled “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters,” a preview of it’s contents is provided in an April 16 Wall Street Journal interview with the author posted by Holman Jenkins, Jr.
Jenkins’ piece is titled “How a Physicist Became a Climate Truth Teller,” and I recommend it to readers who are interested in a fuller book content and author background account.
Having followed the science over more than a decade — and written a couple of pretty good books and likely a hundred or so articles on the subject — I find Koonin’s descriptive accuracy and candor enormously refreshing.
Sadly, few — if any — others in the Obama-Biden White House really cared about facts, paid attention, or learned anything from him at all.
First, because this is particularly relevant to me, Steven Koonin’s background as a physicist combines his technical understanding of applications and limitations of computer modeling of complex systems and practical experience in dealing with real-world realities such as assessing how we can most effectively and efficiently apply fundamental energy principles to meet complex human conditions and requirements.
Koonin taught physics at Caltech for nearly three decades, where he also served as provost; was recruited by the non-profit Institute for Defense Analysis which provided advisory services to military and congressional leaders; worked at JASON, another private scientific organization where he conducted and supervised cold-fusion energy and human genome mapping research; and later worked as chief scientist for British Petroleum (BP) which was later rebranded as “Beyond Petroleum.”
While at BP, Koonin created the multidisciplinary Energy Biosciences Institute at Berkeley which studies a wide range of scientific issues ranging from the isotopic composition of micro-fossils in the sea floor through regulation of industrial power plants.
Steven Koonin’s research into the world’s energy system led him to become convinced that the only “real climate crisis was a crisis of political and scientific candor,” and that the world “isn’t going to be able to reduce [greenhouse gas] emissions enough to make much difference.”
Koonin argues that while he supports responsible climate science, his issue is that what media and activist say about climate science has drifted so far out of touch with the actual science as to be absurdly, demonstrably false.
With reference to a 2019 report by presidents of the National Academy of Sciences which asserted that the “magnitude and frequency of certain extreme events are increasing,” for example, he notes that the “United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is deemed to compile the best science, advised that all such claims should be treated with “low confidence.”
The U.S. government’s 2017 Climate Science Special Report had claimed that, in the lower 48 states, the “number of high temperature records set in the past two decades far exceeds the number of low temperature records.” On closer inspection, Koonin points out, “that’s because there’s been no increase in the rate of new record highs since 1900, only a decline in the number of new lows.”
A 2018 U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment which relied on such “ovegged” worst-case emissions and temperature projections, Koonin concludes, “was written more to persuade than to inform.” He says, “It masquerades as objective science but was written — all right, I’ll use the word — propaganda.”
Koonin emphasizes the absurdity of basing climate change alarm on century-long forecasts claiming to know how 1% shifts in poorly understood variables will affect a future global climate that we don’t understand with anything even resembling that precision.
Nevertheless, the IPCC will issue a report next year that will purport to determine how much warming to expect by the end of this century based upon 40-plus computer model simulations which have been diverging in projections — not converging — coming together — as one would hope to enable determination of which one should be trusted.
Without tweaking, the modelers can’t even agree on a current simulated global average surface temperature — varying by 3 degrees Celsius – three times the observed change over the past century.
Koonin, both an experienced computer practitioner and modeling enthusiast, recognizes that they are wonderful where the simulation variables and their interactions being projected are well known and results can be empirically tested.
“But these are more controlled, engineered situations,” he adds, “whereas the climate is a natural phenomenon. It’s going to do whatever it’s going to do. And it’s hard to observe. You need long, precise observations to understand its natural variability and how it responds to external influences.”
Koonin, who has been building models and watching others do so over 45 years, cautions that climate models “are not to the standard you would trust your life or even trillions of dollars to.”
For the record, Koonin agrees — as many of my well-informed climate scientist friends also do — that the world has warmed by about 1 degree Celsius since 1900, and it will likely warm by another degree by the end of this century.
There is no dispute I’m aware of that temperatures began warming at the end of the last “Little Ice Age” in the mid-1800s — before the Industrial Revolution — and will likely continue to do so in fits-and-starts with little or no influence from us until Mother Nature once again changes her mind.
Neither Koonin nor any real-world scientific climate or economic studies, however, have seen anything in the offing which he says “would justify the rapid and wholesale abandoning of fossil fuels, even if China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and others could be dissuaded from pursuing prosperity.”
Even John Kerry, Joe Biden’s “climate czar,” recently admitted that the current administration’s “net-zero” climate plan will have zero effect if developing countries don’t go along, and as Koonin notes, “they have little incentive to do so.”
In any case, Koonin believes that any warming that occurs will emerge slowly and with modest effect — not a runaway crisis that alarmists such as Al Gore and John Kerry hype. To the extent that reduced CO2emissions will make any measurable difference, the solutions should let technology and markets work together at their own pace.
“The climate might to continue to change at a pace that’s hard to perceive, but society will adapt.”
Konnin adds, “As a species, we’re very good at adapting.”
Perhaps the biggest challenge will be to survive the current political climate crisis.
Author: CFACT Advisor Larry Bell heads the graduate program in space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded and directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture. He is also the author of “Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax.”
Article originally published at CFACT.org
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City Council urged to get back to the table to vote on future of Westerner Park
Letter submitted by Lyn Radford (Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games)
Lack of Council Leadership or Election Posturing?
In this unprecedented time of the pandemic, of polarized political views I have tried to stay out of commenting on decisions our political leaders have to make. We all know there is not usually a clear-cut answer. But this delay situation by City Council regarding the Westerner clearly baffles me.
First, I want to send out a thank you to both the Westerner and City Administration for their hard work and excellent reports and options for this very unfortunate situation. Second, I want to thank the Westerner Board for not running from a situation but rather staying to try to sort out a mess. As a volunteer myself, I know this has not been an easy situation for you and your families. I also want to acknowledge Councillors Wyntjes and Dawe for wanting to move this forward, whatever their decision would have been.
The City’s Vision Statement and Strategic Goals clearly lays out a pathway to help guide Council to make a positive, community benefiting decisions. “Innovative Thinking, Inspired Results, Vibrant Community” are their key words.
Strategic Goal #4 “A chosen destination: We are a four-season destination where visitors and residents enjoy our parks, trails and distinctive amenities, all within our “city in a park”. Centrally located in the province, we attract events that generate investment and enhance our community identity.
My question is how by delaying a decision does City Council justify following their Vision Statement and Strategic Goals.
I add these queries and statements:
- You have had more than year to gather information, make enquiries, have closed council information sessions, spoke to community members, and should have delved into this. You received the report far in advance of the special session and should have come ready for a decision without delay. Why did this not happen?
- The City has been locked and instep with the Westerner in the last year. The Westerner has fulfilled all requests and have been measured through two (very expensive) audits by Deloitte.
- There is over $3.5 million generously donated by a private family, held in trust for the Westerner Foundation, that could be doubled with a potential matching grant that will be dispersed upon a sustainable decision for Westerner Park, if a deal has been reached by May 15th. And our community will most likely lose this because of this delay. Sad.
- If CIBC closes on the loan for default (community this is very, very real), there will be hundreds of thousands of dollars spent putting this into receivership, of which our community will have no gain or say. And further, we will not have an event center capable of hosting the economic driver our community so sorely needs right now, as we know what the vacant downtown and business parks are looking like today.
- How much staff time has been spent already? Spend more money delaying a decision, no matter what the cost?
- Twice, not just once, in your session, councillors questioned the capabilities of the Westerners CEO. Did you not have time in the closed sessions to request a character assessment? Do councillors feel this was the right, very public forum for this? Rather than being able to say you did your due diligence in a professional and respective manner?
- Through the whole poor decision making by the Westerner Board that brought this terrible situation forward, there were three members of today’s council that actively sat on the Westerner Board. Maybe some ownership needs to happen here and a review of the responsibility process for Councillors to be revisited, giving a level of responsibility to council. If you want to sit at the table, then accept all the responsibility as every other board member has had to do.
- Further, the initial loan that started this process way back in 2017 and subsequent refinancing all had to be signed through a tri-party agreement by the City of Red Deer, fully knowing that this result could happen. Why is there any hesitation here?
- The window of borrowing from the province is very small now, missing this will create more costs.
- The Westerner annually, has been contributing a $150 million/year economic impact to our community. They were one of the largest employer’s, well over 600 employees each year and then add all the employees of the supporting vendors, we can comfortably say that in a year well over a thousand of our community members that pay property taxes are impacted by the Westerner directly.
- The Westerner has been a volunteer ran organization for 130 years. These volunteers and eventually along with paid staff have contributed so much to our “vibrant community”, building an asset value of over $57 Million dollars. This is a big bump but not a mountain, lets deal with it.
- No matter who you are or what your interests are, the Westerner has been providing experiences for us for 130 years – concerts, sporting events, rodeo events, fairs, shopping opportunities, cultural experiences, first jobs, first dates, health fairs, Agri trade, a place to first learn to drive, the day you wed, celebrating the season, ringing the New Year……all for our community
In conclusion, what we need right now is Council members to host a special meeting immediately and make a decision one way or another. I sincerely hope the decision will be to support, empower, trust and not control or try to compete with the community run Westerner Board, volunteers, and staff to rebuild a “distinct community amenity”. It can become a strong thriving contributing member of our broken community once again. We are in need of some strong leadership.
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