Nick Hudson, an actuary and personal fairness investor, co-founded Pandemics ~ Knowledge & Analytics (PANDA) in response to the various threats to civil rights and freedoms which have occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response. Whereas media and public well being establishments have engaged in a marketing campaign of smoke and mirrors — one that’s perpetuating paralyzing concern, needlessly, to at the present time — knowledge and info don’t lie.
Hudson and his staff at PANDA, which embody a knowledge analyst, economist, medical docs, large knowledge analyst and public well being consultants, are utilizing stay knowledge1 and open science to empower the general public to train freedom of selection and protect free societies.2
Hudson spoke on the inaugural BizNews Funding Convention in March 2021, and his keynote deal with is above. He explains the ugly reality about COVID-19, which is that the world is being crippled by concern because of a false narrative. Anybody who challenges that narrative is being labeled as a lunatic, a menace or a hazard to society, which is furthering the repression and unjustified concern.
Bringing COVID-19 Fact to Mild
George Washington famously stated, “Fact will finally prevail the place there are plans taken to deliver it to gentle.”3 With that in thoughts, Hudson noticed the “seeds of a fantastic tragedy” being planted with the false COVID-19 narrative, and has made it a mission to get the reality out. So, what’s the actuality concerning the pandemic? In line with Hudson:4
A virus that presents excessive threat to few and negligible threat to most hit some areas
Few are prone to extreme illness
There are a number of obtainable remedies
Asymptomatic individuals are not main drivers of illness
Lockdowns and masks mandates haven’t labored and as an alternative prompted nice hurt
The susceptible have been harm as an alternative of helped
The misinformation has been spewed from the start, together with by World Well being Group director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In a March 3, 2020, media briefing, he said, “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 instances have died. By comparability, seasonal flu usually kills far fewer than 1% of these contaminated.”5
However in line with Hudson, the three.4% represents case fatality price (CFR), which is the variety of deaths from COVID-19 divided by the variety of instances of COVID-19, whereas the 1% is an infection fatality price (IFR), or the variety of deaths divided by all contaminated people.
“By conflating these two separate factors (CFR and IFR),” Hudson stated, “Tedros was successfully mendacity.” Quantitative scientist John Ioannidis, professor of medication on the Stanford Prevention Analysis Middle, calculated the IFR for COVID-19 in a evaluation of 61 seroprevalence research, which was a median of 0.23%, and 0.05% in folks youthful than 70.6
Primarily based on this, the IFR for COVID-19 is decrease than that of the flu. And wouldn’t you understand it, in a New England Journal of Medication editorial revealed March 26, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses (NIAID), and colleagues wrote that “the general scientific penalties of Covid-19 might finally be extra akin to these of a extreme seasonal influenza.”7
The media have suppressed this reality, Hudson famous, together with the truth that there’s a 1,000 instances distinction in mortality amongst these youthful than 19 and people older than 70 — one thing that ought to have been taken under consideration within the pandemic response.
Is COVID-19 Actually a ‘Novel Virus’?
Additional inflaming widespread fear is the concept that COVID-19 is a “novel virus,” which makes it sound prefer it’s one thing people have by no means encountered earlier than. However is it actually? In line with Hudson:
“The truth is that the coronavirus is a really shut relative, not even a separate subspecies, a really shut relative of the 2003 SARS virus. There are seven associated coronaviruses identified to trigger illness in people, most likely many others, and 4 of them are basically circulation.
Annual, world circulation. So the naming of this illness is extremely inconsistent. That is actually a rose by any identify, SARS. A variant of SARS. It’s not novel.”
One examine even discovered that 81% of individuals not uncovered to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been nonetheless capable of mount an immune response towards it, which “suggests at the least some built-in immune safety from SARS-CoV-2 …”8
Nonetheless, Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead for the COVID-19 pandemic, said that “a majority of the world’s inhabitants is prone to an infection from this virus.”9 That is the primary of two key components that, Hudson stated, result in “homosapienophobia” — the concept that everyone seems to be harmful till confirmed wholesome.
The concept of common susceptibility to COVID-19 is nonsense, Hudson famous, as was demonstrated early on with the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Among the many 3,711 passengers and crew onboard the Diamond Princess, 712 (19.2%) examined optimistic for SARS-CoV-2, and of those 46.5% have been asymptomatic on the time of testing. Of these exhibiting signs, solely 9.7% required intensive care and 1.3% (9) died.10
PANDA knowledge additionally confirmed that, beginning in February 2021, there was not common susceptibility to the virus. Their knowledge confirmed cumulative COVID-19 deaths per million folks. In Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, the inhabitants fatality price was 112 per million in comparison with 710 per million in Europe and the Americas.
As for Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Hudson stated, “the inhabitants fatality price there nearly isn’t an epidemic. In a typical yr, they’d have 10,000 deaths per million from all causes.”
Concern Mongering Over Asymptomatic Unfold
The second ingredient that allows the doctrine of “everybody being a hazard” to proceed is the thought of asymptomatic unfold driving illness. “I used to be completely aghast to seek out out the poor high quality of the science” behind it, Hudson stated.
One of many seminal papers concerned one lady who reportedly contaminated 16 colleagues whereas she was asymptomatic.11 The examine was extensively used to recommend that asymptomatic unfold was occurring, however controversy later ensued over whether or not the lady was truly asymptomatic when the others have been contaminated or if she was symptomatic and being handled for flu-like signs on the time.12
In June 2020, Kerkhove additionally made it very clear that individuals who have COVID-19 with none signs “rarely” transmit the disease to others. However in a dramatic about-face, WHO then backtracked on the assertion simply in the future later. June 9, 2020, Dr. Mike Ryan, government director of WHO’s emergencies program, shortly backpedaled Van Kerkhove’s assertion, saying the remarks have been “misinterpreted or possibly we didn’t use essentially the most elegant phrases to clarify that.”13
“It’s utter, utter nonsense,” Hudson stated, including that Fauci additionally said in January 2020, “asymptomatic transmission has by no means been the driving force of outbreaks. The driving force of outbreaks is at all times a symptomatic particular person.”14
A JAMA Community Open examine later discovered, in December 2020, that asymptomatic transmission just isn’t a main driver of an infection inside households.15 A examine in Nature Communications additionally discovered “there was no proof of transmission from asymptomatic optimistic individuals to traced shut contacts.”16
The parable of widespread asymptomatic unfold is what was used to justify worldwide lockdowns of wholesome folks. “Bruce Aylward will go down in historical past as a legal of immense stature,” Hudson stated, referring to Aylward’s position as the pinnacle of a WHO staff that visited Wuhan, China, and concluded lockdowns have been working to cease COVID-19 unfold.17
“He takes a delegation to China, spends a couple of days, then comes again and says everybody ought to comply with China’s response, the doctrine of common susceptibility,” Hudson stated. But, previous to the COVID-19 pandemic official pointers for pandemic response plans advocate towards large-scale quarantine of the wholesome.
In truth, WHO wrote that in an influenza pandemic, quarantine of uncovered people, entry and exit screening and border closure are “not beneficial in any circumstance.”18
Likewise, in 2021 a examine revealed within the European Journal of Medical Investigation discovered no vital advantages on COVID-19 case development in areas utilizing extra restrictive nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) similar to obligatory keep‐at‐residence and enterprise closure orders (i.e., lockdowns).19
Knowledge compiled by PANDA additionally discovered no relationship between lockdowns and COVID-19 deaths per million folks. The illness adopted a trajectory of linear decline no matter whether or not or not lockdowns have been imposed.
What isn’t a lie, nonetheless, is that lockdowns trigger quite a lot of hurt. Toddler mortality, poverty, hunger and joblessness are on the rise, as are delays in medical remedy and analysis, psychological issues amongst youth, suicide and deaths of despair.
Schooling has been disrupted for an estimated 1.6 billion youngsters, Hudson stated, and a survey of two,000 U.S. adults revealed that 1 in 6 Individuals began remedy for the primary time throughout 2020. Practically half (45%) of the survey respondents confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic was the driving purpose that triggered them to hunt a therapist’s assist.20 In line with Hudson:
“Maybe the toughest factor for me to swallow about all of that is in undergraduate epidemiology, it’s a well-known discovering that when you find yourself confronted with a illness with sharp edge commencement, as you might be with coronavirus, measures to usually suppress the unfold of the illness have the impact, reliably, of shifting the illness burden onto the susceptible, who we ought to be defending. They worsen coronavirus mortality.”
Masks Rhetoric Is Deceptive
It’s been touted that face masks are important to stopping the unfold of COVID-19 and will save 130,000 lives within the U.S. alone.21 However in 2019, the World Well being Group analyzed 10 randomized managed trials and concluded, “there was no proof that facemasks are efficient in lowering transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”22
Just one randomized managed trial has been carried out on mask usage and COVID-19 transmission, and it discovered masks didn’t statistically considerably scale back the incidence of an infection.23
It’s possible you’ll keep in mind that within the early days of the pandemic, face masks weren’t beneficial for most of the people. In February 2020, Christine Francis, a guide for an infection prevention and management at WHO headquarters, was featured in a video, holding up a disposable face masks.
She stated, “Medical masks like this one can’t defend towards the brand new coronavirus when used alone … WHO solely recommends the usage of masks in particular instances.”24 As of March 31, 2020, WHO was nonetheless advising towards the usage of face masks for folks with out signs, stating that there’s “no proof” that such masks utilization prevents COVID-19 transmission.25
However by June 2020, the rhetoric had modified. Citing “evolving proof,” WHO reversed their suggestion and started advising governments to encourage most of the people to put on masks the place there’s widespread transmission and bodily distancing is troublesome.26 But that very same day, June 5, 2020, WHO revealed an announcement stating:27
“At current, there is no such thing as a direct proof (from research on COVID-19 and in wholesome folks in the neighborhood) on the effectiveness of common masking of wholesome folks in the neighborhood to forestall an infection with respiratory viruses, together with COVID-19.”
The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention did an analogous about-face on masks utilization, citing a examine of two hair dressers in Missouri, who have been reportedly symptomatic with COVID-19 and styled 139 purchasers’ hair.
Not one of the purchasers examined optimistic for COVID-19, which the CDC recommended was as a result of they and the stylists wore masks.28 Hudson believes, nonetheless, that the shoppers have been most likely younger and never prone to the virus within the first place.
One other examine revealed within the CDC’s journal Rising Infectious Illnesses said, “We didn’t discover proof that surgical-type face masks are efficient in lowering laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, both when worn by contaminated individuals (supply management) or by individuals within the normal group to scale back their susceptibility.”29
PANDA knowledge additionally confirmed no variations in transmission in states with masks mandates and people with out. Nonetheless, well being officers are actually advising you must double or triple up on masks to make them work higher.
Vaccines Being Bought as a Ticket to Freedom
Individuals who stand to make numerous billions out of COVID-19 vaccines are actually promoting them as a ticket to freedom, Hudson states:
“How handy that we now have a logic that tells us that we have to vaccinate 7.8 billion folks for a illness that has a imply survival price of 99.95% for folks beneath the age of 70. The profiteering right here is bare. It’s clear.”
It’s a tragic scenario when youngsters, who aren’t at excessive threat, are lining up for vaccines simply to get their freedoms again, he provides. While you add in all the opposite inconsistencies and lies — PCR tests that aren’t able to diagnosing infectiousness, inflated dying numbers, restrictions on journey, media propaganda and arbitrary guidelines, just like the CDC’s latest change in bodily distancing in lecture rooms from 6 ft to three ft30 — it’s as if we’re dwelling in an Orwellian actuality.
With looming vaccine passports, the lack of private liberties is at an unprecedented degree, whereas individuals are usually “enslaved by concern” — concern of an infection or reinfection, “lengthy COVID,” resurgence and mutant variants. “The underpinnings of our civilization are beneath risk,” Hudson famous, and we’ve a selection. “We’ve been pushed up towards a precipice, will we be pushed off or will we push again?”
He urges folks to assist the Nice Barrington Declaration, which requires “centered safety” and discovering a center floor between locking down a complete financial system and simply “letting it rip.” As of April 4, 2021, the declaration has collected 41,890 signatures from medical practitioners and over 13,796 signatures from medical and public well being scientists.31
As well as, the declaration is open for public signatures and has collected 764,089 from involved residents world wide. The web site permits you to learn and signal the declaration, solutions many ceaselessly requested questions, shares the science behind the suggestions and explains how the declaration was written.
PANDA additionally revealed a protocol for reopening society “to offer a street map out of the damaging cycle of lockdowns.”32 Hudson quoted Nelson Mandela, who said braveness just isn’t the absence of concern, however the conquer it. All of us must try for braveness and assist consciousness campaigns geared toward stopping the dangerous narrative, relieving concern and defending future freedom.