When I am trying to piece together what is going on I look at a lot of things. Some things make me curious but I just don’t know if they are rant worthy. Sometimes though the pieces start to fall together. My wife said something to me this morning. I hate to admit I don’t remember what it was, I will leave it to you to decide what that says about how long we have been married. Anyway what she said caused something to click and I had a bit of an epiphany this morning.
I have been toying with the idea of discussing the almost total absence of influenzas this year. I had up until this morning dismissed it as just another government lie. But it is a lie that is being used to scare us. We are constantly told by the media and by the government that the lack of infuenzas is ominous because if the ICUs are full of Covid patients then when influenzas finally hits we will be in serious trouble. Again we are told to worry about some future event. So what is happening now is not so bad but it is about to get way worse later.
So how do the influenzas numbers this year stack up against other years? I took this off a Canadian government website this morning. The numbers are accurate to Dec 12th.
To date this season, 47 influenza detections have been reported (Figure 2), which is significantly lower than the past six seasons where an average of 4,354 influenza
The government wants us to believe that we only have 1% of normal influenza. The reason we are given is that all of the covid protocols are preventing the spread of infuenzas. Odd then that The Covid protocols have failed to prevent the spread of Covid. How can your mask stop the influenzas but not covid when the influenza virus is smaller than the Covid virus? When you point this out the immediate answer is that covid is spreading because people are not following the rules.
You can’t have it both ways we can’t have eliminated influenzas by following the rules but spread covid by not following those same rules. Influenzas have been with us probably since the dawn of time. Influenzas normally kill 100s of thousands of people every year. The virtual elimination of this persistent disease is nothing short of miraculous. More miraculous than the 100s of thousands of votes that emerged from the ether in the middle of the night to make Joe Biden president. So this kind of miracle is unprecedented outside the confines of a US election; why is no one curious about it?
How do we know that we have a lot of Covid and no influenzas? The symptoms of influenza are identical to the symptoms of covid. Again from government websites here are the symptoms of Covid
- Aching muscles
- Chills and sweats
- Dry, persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Tiredness and weakness
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Eye pain
- Vomiting and diarrhea, but this is more common in children than adults
And here are the symptoms of influenzas
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Even the often mentioned symptom of loss of smell and taste can be caused by influenzas.
So if the symptoms are the same how does the doctor tell which one you have? He has to test you. The $64 question is which test do you get first? I think you know the answer to that. If you test positive for covid you don’t get tested for Influenzas. The next question is why everyone with influenza also has covid. Here is the epiphany, they do not have covid they just test positive for covid.
To understand this I have to step back and discuss testing again. A few days ago I pointed out that the problem with testing is that we do not look for the virus we look for a piece of the virus. I wondered if the piece of the virus was unique to covid 19 or if it was common to other corona viruses. Part of my epiphany was that I was thinking to narrowly. My brother sent me this a few days ago.
The first half of the article covers old ground. Confirmation that no one has produced a purified virus sample. It is the second half of the article I found very interesting. It turns out that not every country looks for the same piece of the virus and that none of the pieces that we are looking for are all that unique. They can be found in other organisms.
When you think about it this is not that surprising. I have read many articles about how the genome of many different animals is remarkably similar. I read that chimpanzees and humans share 98% of their genetics. That means you could take a small strand of Human DNA and find the exact same thing in a chimpanzee. If you based your classification of what it means to be human on that small thread then after testing you would find all chimpanzees are human. I can see the headline now; “Climate change has caused the extinction of Chimpanzees. In related news Body waxing companies are now doing booming business.”
Take this one step further, if you look for a small enough piece you could probably find it in every living being. Then the headline would say. “Catastrophic global warming is now fact. Every species on Earth except humans is now extinct.” Later on in the paper you would see this headline “Human Overpopulation is set to destroy the earth. Scientists made the alarming discovery that last week the population of the earth jumped from 7.8 billion to 400 billion gazillion. Experts warn the earth cannot sustain this rampant population growth.”
So what if influenza viruses are close enough to the covid virus that they also have the same snippets of RNA? As long as you test for covid first you would only test for influenza when you get a false negative from the covid test. Is my theory correct? I don’t know. All I know is that it fits the data a lot better than the theory masks that don’t prevent covid are an impermeable barrier to influenzas. Once again with this phony pandemic it comes down to the testing. If we are not actually testing for the virus then all of this is not about a virus.