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The Roberts Trap is Sprung

By:  Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling.  Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again... click here to read whole editorial


Maine Not Impacted by COVID-19

Like the Media Said it Would Be


Governor Mills Still Using Error-Filled Computer Model to Predict Mass Casualties and Keep Her Emergency Powers Going


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 29, 2020


   Like most of the States in the U.S., Maine has received a lackluster COVID-19 performance out of the mainstream theatrical media’s superstar coronavirus.  While states like New York and New Jersey appeared to have massive cases and fatalities; and a new so-called “surge” going on in the states of Florida, Texas and Arizona - caused by increased testing and double- and triple-counting of the same people tested - Maine is trending right on par with most of its peers with thankfully low death numbers and modest case reports.

   Some may point to the state’s lockdown of society and business in April.  But, that is not a likely reason for the low COVID-19 numbers.  As of June 8, 2020, Maine had a death rate for COVID-19 of 7.36 deaths per 100,000 which is right in the middle of Arkansas (5.31 deaths/100,000) and Nebraska (9.52 deaths/100,000); those two states remained open throughout the outbreak and did not lock down.

   Maine’s highest death count per day was only 5 people.  Most days that even had a death count hovered around 1 or 2 deaths.  In fact, Maine had no new deaths reported during a total of 56 days over the past 120 days.

   As of July 22, Maine only had 498 active COVID-19 cases, with 3,239 recoveries and only 118 deaths in total.  Maine has been holding an infection rate of 0.8% of those tested - one of the lowest in the U.S. - for around three consecutive weeks.

   While there was a relative “peak” in death activity in the latter half of April, most Mainers who caught COVID-19 have done pretty well beating the virus.  Those cases serious enough to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit only peaked as high as 27 beds briefly and have averaged 17 beds per day throughout the outbreak.  As of July 22, there were only 8 COVID-19 patients occupying ICU beds in all of Maine, a state which has around 400 ICU beds in its inventory.

   Another argument suggested for the low case and death numbers is the face mask mandate, which has become a politically charged topic across the U.S.  That dog doesn’t hunt, either, since the U.S. CDC recently released a study of all past face mask medical studies and concluded there was no evidence that face masks reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.  That report also looked at hand washing and regular washing down of items touched by humans - such as shopping carts at grocery stores or toys in a preschool environment, for example - and found that there was no evidence any of that activity reduced the spread of respiratory viruses, either.  They did, however, find that regular disinfecting of objects led to lower gastrointestinal infections.

   So far, in July, Maine has only seen 13 deaths attributed to COVID-19 as of July 22.  New cases per day are still fluctuating wildly as healthcare providers have a wide variable in the number of people they are testing from one day to the next.

    Positive case numbers - such as the mainstream theatrical news media is now incessantly focusing on - really don’t give a lot of information about the trend of the virus.  Most are derived from PCR tests which only tell if a person has the RNA for the virus in them.  PCR tests cannot tell if the virus is active, is an inactive/defeated virus particle from a past infection, or how bad the symptoms will be in any particular person who tests positive.  There are other, more subjective, means of determining so-called “probable” cases.  This is a diagnosis reached by simply seeing if the person has a fever and a runny nose.  That’s enough to call a case “positive” for COVID-19 even without a lab test.  This is a major driver for a lot of the “surge” in cases in the aforementioned southern states in the U.S.; which appears to be a clever strategy to artificially bump up the numbers and keep the fear and hype going long into the summer season when all other traditional flu viruses end up going dormant.

   Governments are getting a lot done in the way of ramping up the police state with the contrived virus hype and Maine is no different.  Maine’s Democrat governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills recently released an Orwellian school opening guidance plan which said all students returning to school this fall must wear face masks all day long - even though the CDC has said there’s no evidence that face masks stop the spread of respiratory viruses. 

   Command and control, track and trace and psychological warfare operations against the public seem to be the impetus for the continued hype of a novel coronavirus, of the flu family, that was originally feared to have devastating consequences on society, but so far has been statistically nothing more than a really bad flu season.







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