COVID-19 death rate lowered to about double that of flu

The COVID-19 death rate  was lowered recently  by  the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  to  about double that of flu.    The lowered death rate for the virus is vastly   lower from the initial 2+ million that were estimated to die from COVID-19. Currently, 5.4 MILLION have contracted it and 348 thousand have died world wide. 

A thought:  We don’t  close the  entire USA economy because of the flu (which kills between 30-60 THOUSAND a year)  and, had  the CDC and public officials known  the correct numbers,  we would not have closed the entire USA  economy over a death rate  double the flu.

Given what we know now — that  COVID-19 has a double the flu rate — what stops or slows the  re-opening up fully and quickly?

Politics?     Democrats are looking  ahead to  the USA  2020 elections.  Back of their minds:  How can the Democrats get votes by blaming Trump?

Remember, the original numbers  estimating COVID-19 deaths were based on computer models.    The real numbers that suggest a death rate similar  to flu  are based on data of actual deaths.

The same Democrat run states —  including California  and New  York –that are loudest in demanding a USA  federal rescue have hurt themselves  the most with long, strict lockdowns and tax spend policies.

Blue states run by Democrats  reopen slower.  They represent about 1/3 of the economy.  About 2/3 in New York and New Jersey  half of leisure and hospitality jobs in CA disappeared between Feb. and April compared to  43% in Florida.

Is this a political tactic?   People dependent upon the government  for groceries and rent are more likely to vote Democrat in the 2020 elections.

Some churches in CA have pushed back and the Gov. has changed course.   CA Gov. Newsom  relaxed rules which will allow churches in CA  re-open with strict rules.  Various CA  churches  have sued  Newsom and planned to open by  May 31, Pentecost Sunday.

So what to do when out in public?    Wash hands and social distance.  Those changes  seem sensible.

Wearing masks seems problematic.  Taking in clean air is a lot harder to do with a mask on.     Persons with breathing difficulties  will have even  more difficulties.   The USA has lots of children with asthma issues.   Turning one’s head  and covering one’s mouth are easier to do  and these were practices taught eons ago.  Those practices  could be resurrected.

Don’t forget where the COVID-19 virus came from:  China.  Chinese officials and politicians  locked down China and protected their country   from the virus and at the same time they  loosed the virus on the world. Now over 190 countries have dead citizens because of Chinese policies.

Will China be held  accountable? If we can’t change China we can change our policies.  Let’s make sure our medicines are made in the USA and not in China.

Your thoughts?    email DrCameronJackson@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Do what we need to do — shelter in place for weeks as Gov. Newsom says?

Gov. Newsom says it will be weeks before he modifies CA’s mandatory stay-at-home order.   Government has to do “what we need to do” before relaxing the order. says Newsom.

That’s an awfully nebulous  standard for a CA  Gov.  to use to make decisions that affect 40 million citizens.

Some entities   have pushed back. Police chiefs in Modoc and Humboldt  Counties refuse to enforce CA  Gov. Newsom’s order to close beaches.

Trinity Covenant Church  in Aptos, CA    starts real services  Sunday,May 3 – including celebration of  the Body and Blood of Christ  – in their parking lot instead of their auditorium    Church elders  talked   through issues with  local government officials about their decision.

What do we really  need to do right now?     In my view, we need to  grow  the  economy and socialize  as a society as we largely did.

Remember: The overwhelming evidence   suggests   that the people most susceptible to the virus are the elderly with preexisting medical conditions.   So why target everyone else for confinement?   Because “we need to do it” says Gov. Newsom.

Gov. Newsom’s policy to continue sheltering in place for many more weeks  harms  40 million people in CA.  His policy promotes dependence on government.     Does  Newsom  want more people fleeing CA for a place in some state  where they can have a business rather than rely on welfare?  Over 1/3 of all persons on welfare already reside in CA.   Roughly 13.3% of CA residents live in poverty.

And, why did  CA Gov.  Newsom buy all those masks from China  –whose politicians exported chronovirus to 192 countries?

People have the right to petition their government  for redress of grievances — on the beach and in the public square. The “experts” were and are wrong about number of supposed deaths in USA (2 million was estimate originally). Businesses have seen their livlihoods  collapse as  their income turn to zero.

CA hospitals are relatively empty and the back up places for additional hospital care are being put to other uses in Santa Cruz, CA.  Across the USA hospitals are closing  and   going broke as they have not been able to do elective surguries and their beds are largely empty.

It’s time now  that the  health care “experts” (Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx)   took a back seat to “what to do now” to open up the economy and let people lead lives as close to normal as possible.

What say you?   write   DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

China did the dirty deeds leading to chronavirus pandemic

chronavirus  becomes  a pandemic because of  actions of the  Chinese  government

 China  not  God  “terrorizes … mocks science … and tests our stamina.”

 Stephen Kessler writing 4/1/2020 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Opinion page  wonders  why  God permits the  coronavirus pandemic   when it was  man’s actions – specific actions  by China – that did the dirty deeds.

China   permits  ‘wet markets’ & thus the spread  of the  virus  from bats or pangolins to humans.    China’s  suppression of information about the virus and manipulation of the World Health Organization are well documented. Listen daily  to Trump’s  fume on that topic.  Or read the WSJ  4/11/2020.     It was the Chinese  government  not the  Chinese people who brought  this scrooge  on humanity.  That CA gets so many visitors from China and Asia may be one  silver lining to the pandemic.   It appears that   CA  got inoculated early on in Dec. and hence  CA’s much lower rates of infection.  Thus, say ‘thanks….’  to the next Asian American you meet!

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjacksonJ@gmail.com    4/11/2020

Amazon sells far too many dangerous products?

Time to hold  Amazon  responsible for dangerous products, e.g.,  Chinese made  motorcycle helmets which crack on  impact and magnetic toys  with no labels which children swallow? Eee-gads.

True story published in the Wall Street Journal:    A mom bought  a motorcycle  helmet on Amazon for her  son who died when  he collided with a car.   This motorcycle helmet was labeled safe according to  USA federal  standards.  Not safe,  the helmet  was   made in China and re-sold on Amazon  by a tiny outfit in California  When tested, these Chinese made  motorcycle   helmets crack on impact.   There’s about 4,000+ of these   helmets still in circulation.

Former Amazon employee Rachael Johnson Greer managed Amazon’s safety systems until 2015.  For a number of years the  safety section at Amazon consisted of three persons.    Greer now advises third-party Amazon sellers.

Rachael Greer estimates  that in 2017  roughly  80% of Amazon’s third-party sellers did not comply with federal, state or industry safety  labeling and the vast majority of issues were not having proper warnings and labels.

For the complete story, check out the Wall Street Journal article week of 8/25/2019.   Providing useful information concerning safety gives consumers choice and freedom.

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China mutilates Chinese who practice spirituality of tolerance, compassion & truthfulness

Spirituality is a ‘no-no’ in China.  What happens  in China to those who practice  meditation and  spirituality exercises aka Falun Gong, exercises which  encourage  tolerance, compassion and truthfulness?

The China government  mutilates Chinese who practice Falun Gong with forced organ transplants.  This has gone on for years.

Let’s ask our Democrat Presidential hopefuls  — Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris —  what they will do about China’s harvesting of organs.  These are real victims who have suffered death and mutilation for their beliefs.

Ms.  Lin, Miss World Canada 2015,  writes in the WSJ,  “How I learned to Stop Hating Faln Gong.

A more apt title is why Ms.Lin stopped hating Falun Gong, a form of   Chinese spiritual meditation  exercises.

At age 13,  Ms. Lin emigrated with her mother to Canada where her mother gave her a flyer  uncensored information about Falun Gong.  Information opened  Ms. Lin’s  eyes.  What she learned:

The Chinese government  routinely mutilate  the dead bodies of   practitioners of Faln Gong.  Persons who practise  Chinese spirituality meditation aka Falun Gong exercises  are the   main source  of 60,000 to 90,000 forced organ transplants   each year.  The U.K-based China Tribune reported this in June, 2019.

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Aptos Psychologist: ‘Racism!’ is all over the U.S. mainstream media. That word has become meaningless the way it’s thrown around.    Look at the world and the dastardly things that governments such as China  do to their citizens.

 

 

Stop consuming Chinese made drugs? China fakes data & adulerates drugs

 

China fakes medical data & adulterates drugs

Check  your medications & make sure  that no drug  ingredients are made in  China.  Better safe than sorry.   Stay safe from Chinese made “adulterated” drugs based on fake data.  The following is based on a Letter in WSJ August 4, 2018.

In 2017, the most warning letters for adulterated drugs  issued  by the FDA (see fda.gov) went  to Chinese drug  manufacturers.  India was close behind.

One example:  the anti-hypertensive drug valsartin — made in China — was recently recalled,    One safe and simple solution, many cardiologists  moved  their  patients to a different medication. But what if you like varsartin and want made in USA medications?

One excellent resource in Aptos, CA  is Frank’s Pharmacy.   If  you or someone you know   likes  varsartin,   you can get USA made  valsartin through Frank’s Pharmacy.

China is now one of the biggest producers of drugs and drug products in the world.

Chinese drug  products appear to be   not trust worthy because info about them is   based on fake data.    Radio Free Asia reports that an internal review in 2016  by Chinese drugs regulators showed that the Chinese fabricated the test results.

One resource available through Amazon books and on Kindle is   ” China RX : Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine”.

Can someone explain why one  must pay via Amazon  $12 for a Kindle  electronic copy  of “China RX”   and $14  for a paper copy?   Shame on Jeff Bezos!

written 8/4/2018  by Cameron Smith Jackson, licensed psychologist PSY14762

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