In the meantime a few concerned citizens in Shelby County TN are wondering if a similar situation is happening here. The Covid Citizens Review Board has been created to delve more into the real numbers happening with Covid cases and not the fear porn numbers that get released daily by the SCHD.
Every day our Shelby County Health Department delivers a noon briefing on Covid numbers. They may be well intentioned, but the briefings don’t reveal the gut-punch Covid is making on the REAL lives of REAL citizens. After all - Health Department officials enjoy uninterrupted paychecks and benefits coverage. The rest of us are trying to pick up the pieces of our lives while trying to balance Covid safety with financial safety for ourselves and our children.
So, how’s this for some context?
+ FACT: Covid is NOT the most dangerous, deadly disease that you are being led to believe;
+ FACT: Cases have sharply declined since the summer peak
+ FACT: Covid fatalities are extremely low. Last week the CDC revealed that the national fatality numbers of 190,000 included patients suffering with OTHER life-threatening diseases.
+ FACT: According to the CDC, actual US fatality rates from only Covid are 9,210. That’s less than 6% of the numbers being reported!
+ FACT: the SCHD won’t tell us what our real county fatality numbers but if we use CDC numbers, that means the real Covid fatality rate for Shelby County is 23. That’s 23 out of a population of over a million people. That’s a tenth of the rate of SARS fatalities!
Consider this. The original purpose of the shut down was “two weeks to stop the spread” so we wouldn’t overwhelm our hospitals. Okay, but....
+ FACT: here we are seven months later still stuck in Phase II of reopening. On May 4 our local officials announced that Shelby County would be moving into Phase II of our reopening. But we’re still trapped in Phase II.
+ FACT: We now have a 13% unemployment rate in the greater Memphis region while the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. is back down to 8 percent.
+ FACT: Businesses are closing their doors, bars have been forced to close with no end in sight. Sports like Tiger football and basketball are severely curtailed.
+ FACT: Our Shelby County schools are shut down and have gone virtual yet more than 3,000 kids have never even picked up their iPads to access learning. No sports are allowed for the rest of the year.
+ FACT: Children are being harmed, suicides are up and drug overdoses are off the charts!
+ FACT: We’re being bullied into poverty and ignorance to meet Health Department goals that are impossible to reach!
+ FACT: This disease is not as deadly as we were led to believe or we would be having thousands of deaths each week instead of 23 over a 7-month period.
+ FACT: The CURE rate of Covid is 99%. When was the last time we shut down the county for a disease from which 99% of the people recover?
+ FACT: Right now only 25 percent of the patients in our ICUs in Shelby County are Covid patients and only 8 percent of acute care beds are filled with Covid patients.
Hysteria has been created by the media and we’re constantly being lectured to about masks, social distancing and all the things our nanny state government won’t let us do. Yet, the real damage is to our children, our businesses and our futures. All while city, county, and health department employees never miss a paycheck.
The Nashville Mayor and health department have been caught covering up REAL Covid numbers because they’re so low. Yet Tennessee health officials OVER-COUNTED active coronavirus infections by 13,800 cases, inadvertently inflating the size of the outbreak for months. Then tried to fix it without telling anyone.
Is that happening in Memphis? What percentage of those phony 13,800 vases were in Shelby County? A Memphis man recently received a letter saying his mother tested positive for Covid in July, yet his mother died in February. WTH? Numbers are being inflated by well paid, unaccountable bureaucrats and citizens are the victims. Time to find out the REAL truth.
I’m hearing #EndSystemicBullying when I talk to folks. Stay tuned for more updates from the Covid Citizen Review Board.