Will we let governments get away with it that easily?!
An analysis by Ralph T. Niemeyer
MAMA MIA! Crowded intensive care units. Unnerved doctors. Nurses in tears. The suffocation near grannies and grandpas who gasp for breath. Deathly ill people who have to be sent home untreated to die. Corpses that are stored in refrigerated trucks because the crematoriums are overcrowded.
Military trucks that transport them to surrounding cities. For two months we received horrific pictures from Italy, desperate cries for help, creepier horror numbers every day. It almost seemed as if the country was about to lose all of its senior citizens – carried away by a murderous plague called Covid-19.
“The older generation is being decimated,” complained Italian President Sergio Mattarella. “The death of so many fellow citizens is a pain that flares up every day,” said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
The Roman newspaper “La Repubblica” wrote about an “explosion of contagions” Milan’s “Corriere della Sera” even from a “biological bomb”.
And so from the second week in March Italy became “one Protection Zone ”(Conte), in the end-time heroic struggle for survival against a“ killer germ ”, as the world seems to have never seen since the Spanish flu with its 20 to 50 million fatalities.
Mainly under this impression, hectic competition for the toughest emergency measures began in the panicked rest of Europe. Who wants Italian conditions?
But in the meantime it is becoming increasingly clear that the world could be fooled. She fell for the fine art of mass political propaganda. It is high time for a fact check to end this official fake news.
The public was deceived by 16 key facts:
1. AGE STRUCTURE. In Europe, no population has a higher average age, a larger proportion of the very old. How sensational is it that the closer to its natural end, the more life becomes more life-threatening? According to the Italian National Health Institute ISS, the average age of those who tested positive in Italy is 81 years. Every tenth deceased is over 90 years old, 90% over 70 years.
An Italian study from August 2019 attributed the above-average death rate in respiratory diseases to the aging of the Italian people.
2. MULTI-GENERATION BUDGETS. As in Spain, which is also badly affected, an above-average proportion of senior citizens live in Italy under one roof with children and grandchildren, instead of being disposed of in old people’s homes and nursing homes. You spend a lot of time together, safety distances are more in the centimeter range. Infection risks increase accordingly.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. Nowhere in Europe is the air worse than in northern Italy, especially in Lombardy, the most affected region, as can clearly be seen on satellite images.
The causes of smog are diverse: the bottom level forms a huge cauldron closed on three sides, in which the air stands for weeks in certain weather conditions;
In addition, there is a particularly large amount of industry, insufficient public transport, outdated private cars and heating.
Even before Corona times, the enormous pollution in Lombardy ensured that an above-average number of people suffered from serious respiratory diseases and died prematurely.
Fine dust particles are excellent, similar to coughed or sneezed water droplets as virus taxis.
No less than 61% of people with corona live in Lombardy, another 14% in Emilia-Romagna, 7 % in Piedmont; Sardinia, Calabria and Abruzzo, on the other hand, each contribute just 0.2% to these case statistics, Umbria 0.3%, Sicily 0.4%, Tuscany 1.2%.
And so at the end of March a Northern Italian MP was surprised, “how it is that Covid patients from Brescia even follow Germany are transported, while in the nearby Veneto, in Verona, two thirds of the intensive care beds are empty ”.
4. SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY. Corona scary TV around the clock not only made the rest of the world fear, but primarily the Italians themselves, especially if they belonged to risk groups.
With symptoms that they would have cured at home in the past without panic attacks, they now crowded into doctor’s offices.
Because when in doubt, doctors prefer to do too much rather than have to be accused of failing at some point, they prompted hospitalization more than usual. No wonder that there is then a rush of crowds.
5. CLEAN STATISTICS. In Italy, too, politicians and authorities artificially exaggerated the number of victims: anyone who died with a proven SARS CoV-2 virus automatically DID THAT. An overview published on March 17 by the ISS, the National Health Authority of Italy, shows the extent of this deception: According to this, there was no other previous illness to be found for every HUNDREDTH positive test.
In fact, over 99 percent of Italians who allegedly took the corona virus suffered from pre-existing conditions: 3 and more were 48.5%, 2 25.6%, 1 further 25.1%.
Only 0.8% of those affected could not find any other illness. Three out of four died had high blood pressure, 35% diabetes, every second had other serious respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD, and third had cardiovascular disease. (see graphic)
This coincides with results that the renowned Italian virologist Giuilio Tarro presented at the end of March: the mortality rate at Covid-19 was LESS THAN ONE PERCENT, making it comparable to flu.
From this follows: Of the 16,523 official “Covid-19” deaths that the Italian Ministry of Health reported until April 6th, fewer than 200 are believed to be solely due to SARS-CoV-2. Corona infections are therefore almost always secondary findings, other diseases are the real killers.
By March 13, a month and a half after the “pandemic” had reached Italy, only TWO corona-infected people who had no other illnesses had died there. Their average age: 80.3 years.
In vain, the Milan microbiologist Maria Rita Gismondo at the end of March called on the Italian government to stop communicating the daily number of “corona positive” people, because these numbers were “falsified”, they panicked the population unnecessarily, the scientist warned.
The number of test positives strongly depends on the type and frequency of the tests, they say nothing about the state of health.
When Italian media reported penetrating 800 corona victims a day, even the President of Italian Civil Protection was fed up: In reality, it was a matter of deaths “WITH the corona virus and NOT BY the corona virus,” he clarified at a press conference. (there from 3:30)
In order to straighten case statistics, those responsible apparently did not even shy away from brazen forgery of documents – for example when filling out death certificates. Foreign nurses noticed “strange deaths” in nursing homes in Lombardy:
“According to newspaper reports, several cases were reported in the city of Gromo in which alleged coronavirus infections simply fell asleep and did not wake up again. Until then, no serious symptoms of the disease were found in the deceased. As the director of the retirement home later stated in an interview with RIA Novosti, it is unclear whether the deceased were actually infected with the corona virus because no one in the home had been tested for it.”
And what applies to positively tested “corona victims” no less applies to undetected people. Recently alarmists have brought a possibly very high number of unreported cases of “Covid 19 dead” into play. Maybe there is much more than official statistics show? As the regional newspaper “L’Eco di Bergamo” speculates, 4500 people in the province of Bergamo alone could have “died from the effects of the infection”; that is almost twice as many as officially stated.
But even if there were ten times as many: In Hundreds of different viruses and bacteria can be found in their bodies, which can become more or less harmless or dangerous depending on the circumstances.
Does the local editor possibly guess out of senses which of these resulted in death in each sad individual case? A fallacy is no less stupid if you move it from light to dark.
6. DISTRACTION FROM THE NUMBERS THAT MATTER. The only way to reveal how deadly an alleged “killer germ” is: changes in the actual death rate within a multi-year observation period. And at no time did they give rise to an excessive alarm mood: nationwide in Italy, the overall mortality of all age groups, like the 65plus, was DEEPER until the beginning of April than in previous years, which experts attribute mainly to the mild winter.
7. FAILED COMPARISON. Even before Corona times, Italy counted 7,000 to 25,000 flu deaths per year – more than in most other countries in Europe, sometimes significantly higher than the previous number of Covid 19 victims. In 1990, just over 7000 people died of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases in Italy – however, in 2017, long before Corona times, over 13,000, including 11,800 from the 65plus generation, died. (See graphic “Pneumonia deaths, by age group; according to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD).)
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, points to Italy in 2016 even 46,411 deaths, the cause of which were respiratory diseases: from chronic bronchitis to asthma, pneumothorax and emphysema to COPD. (; see graphic Eurostat.) COPD alone, the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes 18,000 deaths per year in Italy.
In the winters 2013/14 to 2016/17, around 5.3 million cases of acute respiratory diseases with fever were reported in Italy; a total of 68,000 registered deaths were attributed to them. This makes them the third leading cause of death in Italy after cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
The risk of death for Italians over 65 suffering from respiratory diseases was well over 3% in 2010. (see graphic.)
8. TEST ARTIFACT. The COVID19 test in Italy is used even more often in seriously ill patients than anywhere else. This easily gives the impression that an alarmingly high proportion of infected people develop threatening symptoms.
9. MAROD’S HEALTHCARE. Italy has a disgraceful reputation for operating the worst healthcare system in Europe by far: always notorious for insufficient doctors, insufficient beds, insufficient medical equipment and poor hygiene. Italy has 3.4 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants, and 8.3 in Germany.
Even in the usual winter months, the occupancy rate of intensive care units in northern Italy is typically 85 to 90%.
Even small flu waves have always led to overcrowded hospitals. According to an article in the daily “Corriere”, medical care in the metropolis of Milan was overwhelmed at the beginning of 2018 when 48 people contracted influenza: operations had to be postponed, doctors had to do double shifts; Nurses were ordered back from vacation.
Also according to the assessment of the president of the German hospital society, Dr. Gerald Gaß, “the extreme situation in Italy is mainly due to the very low intensive capacities”.
10. BACTERIAL BACKGROUND EXPOSURE. Lombardy in particular, with the two Corona hotspots Bergamo and Brescia, is considered a high-risk area for legionella diseases. The province of Brescia had already been hit in 2018 when hundreds of people mysteriously contracted pneumonia.
At that time, the bacterium Legionella pneumophila was identified as the source of infection, an environmental germ that is found mainly in technical facilities such as open cooling systems, drinking water systems and sewage treatment plants.
Aerosols contaminated with it were inhaled by the residents, in many of them they finally caused Legionnaires ‘disease (“Legionnaires’ disease”) or Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is pneumonia (pneumonia) with fever, diarrhea, headache and disorientation; it often affects immunocompromised people such as alcoholics and AIDS patients.
Pontiac fever is an acute respiratory illness with cough and runny nose. For Oliver Thronicker, head of a German environmental laboratory that deals with the hygienic testing of such systems, the evidence is conclusive: the residents of northern Italy’s Lombardy could be particularly susceptible to virus infections such as Covid19 due to a notoriously high Legionella contamination.
11. SELF-DEBTED TREATMENT AND CARE NEED. Nurses were also lacking in northern Italian hospitals and homes because the government’s hysterical crisis management drove them out of the country. For example, the information portal “Swiss Propaganda Research” published a letter from an observer from Italy at the beginning of April: “In the past few weeks, most Eastern European nurses who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Italy, have been in need of care leave the country.
This is not least because of the scaremongering and the curfews and border closures threatened by the ’emergency governments’. Therefore, old people in need of care and disabled people, some without relatives, were left helpless by their caregivers.
Many of these abandoned people ended up in the hospitals, which had been permanently overloaded for years, after a few days because, among other things, they were dehydrated. (…)
This caused the care of the disabled and the elderly to collapse completely, particularly in the areas where even tougher “measures” were ordered, and caused chaotic conditions. (…) The nursing emergency that arose from the panic temporarily led to many deaths among those in need of care. (…) These fatalities then served those responsible and the media to make people panic even more ”
Incidentally, this politically indebted supply shortage is not limited to Italy. According to a report by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, “the pandemic is jeopardizing the care of old people at home all over Europe because nurses can no longer go to them – or have fled the respective country in the direction of home.”
In addition, doctors and nurses are absent because they are forced to quarantine as soon as they test positive – even if they remain largely to completely symptom-free. An enormous number can be affected by this, as is currently evident in Spain: There, no less than 15% (!) Of those who tested positive are doctors and nurses. No wonder that Spain’s health care system is increasingly collapsing, like the northern Italian one before.
12. MALFUNCTIONS. According to a study of over 900 Italian Covid-19 clinic patients, 86% received antibiotics, although they only get bacterial infections. Antiviral drugs (54%) and / or steroid therapy (34%) were used less frequently. In every fifth case (19.3%) all three therapies were used simultaneously.
It is no coincidence that Italy, along with Romania and Greece, has the most antibiotic resistance.
In Italy, almost every tenth patient whose SARS-CoV-2 test was positive was admitted to intensive care units and mechanically ventilated. But invasive ventilation – intubation through the mouth, nose, or a surgically created hole in the trachea – is often counterproductive in Covid 19 patients, and it also damages the lungs.
According to the current study situation, if a person affected requires ventilation, their chances of survival are poor: In a study with 52 Covid-19 patients who had to be treated in the intensive care unit, the mortality of the patients under invasive ventilation was as high as 86%. 78% of the patients who were ventilated non-invasively – via face masks, mouth-nose masks or respiratory helmets – died.
“Even those who survive must expect consequential damage,” explains the medical information portal DocCheck. (see also)
13. POSSIBLE IMPACT. In the most affected region of Bergamo, almost 34,000 people were vaccinated against meningococci in December and January, as the Italian journalist Maurizio Blondet reports.
Not only toddlers were injected, but citizens from all generations. Because cases of meningitis, which had previously seldom occurred in Italy, have multiplied in recent years, presumably with the influx of African migrants.
Shortly before, in November, massive flu vaccinations had begun, especially for older people and other “risk groups”.
The “unprecedented operation” reached 185,000 people over the age of 65, with a vaccination rate of over 56%, Dr. Giancarlo Malchiodi, head of Bergamo’s Hygiene and Health Prevention Agency, was proud at the time.
And vaccinations can weaken the immune system, at least temporarily. Vaccine manufacturers and health authorities have always denied this – however, numerous studies by independent scientists, as well as practical observations by doctors and case reports from vaccinated people, justify skepticism.
The most recent reason for this: A study published in January 2020 in the journal “Vaccine” concludes from data from over 6000 patients that influenza vaccination significantly increases the risk of other respiratory diseases.
14. FINANCIAL CALCULATE. The EU has promised Italy billions in grants to help it bear the economic consequences of the pandemic. Because the Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte was not satisfied with the promises already made, he almost broke a special summit of the European Union.
So that the money from Brussels flows more quickly and generously, dramatizations can certainly not hurt.
15. MEDIA HYPE. Mass media need and create sensations all the time. The next autumn storm they blow up effortlessly to the meteorological event of the century, from the particularly persistent continuous rain they deduce the imminent flood, and kickers “write history”, at least “for eternity”.
How could a flu wave that is a little more violent than usual be less than an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions?
16. STAGING. You can lie perfectly with pictures. Nobody knows this better than photographers, cameramen, picture editors, editors, directors: what you show how, how close, from which point of view, how long, but also what you cut or leave out, decides what the viewer thinks is real.
Italy’s corona crisis can be illustrated with pictures of a gasping, artificially ventilated 80-year-old; from a gym full of coffins; blazing flames in the combustion chamber of a crematorium; from a SARS-CoV2-infected, heartbreaking crying newborn.
But also: empty intensive care units in Pescara, Bari, Palermo and Catania; convalescents celebrating happily after an infection has passed without problems.
As in the rest of the world, inconsistencies are noticeable in Italy, which indicate the machinations of hidden masterminds. We remember, for example, the images of military trucks that have transported dead Covid 19 victims from Bergamo to other cities because Bergamo’s crematoria can no longer keep up with the cremation of the bodies.
Not a single journalist came up with the idea of asking obvious questions: How did such pictures come about? Did Bergamo’s photographers and cameramen, on good luck, have been lying in wait for days and nights on all main and arterial roads so as not to miss the military vices?
And if such a truck passed them: How did they know what he had loaded? Were his tarpaulins transparent? Did it smell like putrefaction? Did the drivers loudly shout “Caution, body transport!” Out the window? No, the media representatives must have received hot tips on when and where it is worth waiting with their cameras out. Who gave them such clues? What for?
Of course, the media propagandists boldly fake not only south of the Alps. At the beginning of April, the US broadcaster CBS had to admit: alarming pictures of a crowded ward that appeared in film reports about the corona crisis in New York hospitals actually came from Bergamo.
Had the novel corona virus raged in Italy as nearly as terribly as we were made to believe for weeks, the supposed “killer germ” should have become apparent in a drastically increased death rate. Furthermore, there can be no question of how “euroMOMO“, the weekly updated Europe-wide monitoring of deaths, shows.
Although the curve for Italy rose noticeably in the 14th calendar week (March 30 – April 5), for the first time since the beginning of the Corona crisis – the level of strong flu winters in previous years exceeded but not them. In addition, it is already starting to sag again.
From the beginning, all the facts listed above were obvious, not only for health experts, but for every reasonably reasonably thinking, curiously researching, critically questioning layperson.
Governments and authorities should have taken these aspects into account. Why did they not do it? Why instead did they fall into hectic activism from Madrid to Oslo, from Copenhagen to Paris and Berlin, unite mass panic, ignore urgent, well-founded warnings, outbid each other in the fastest possible abolition of fundamental rights? These questions should soon concern not only parliamentary committees of inquiry, but also prosecutors and constitutional courts.
At present, any scientist or independent journalist who doubts the official version of a pandemic is being branded by mainstream media and in particular followers of Greta Thunberg and some Fridays for Future activists as conspiracy theorist spreading antisemitism.