Dr Seuss is the CMO we need right now

THE Australian has a front page scoop on “secret modelling” by “experts” showing the average number of “new cases” will continue to grow until the end of August (also known as spring). I’m no epidemiologist but a virus of the corona kind losing oomph at the end of winter isn’t surprising. We’ll see. Sans vaccine, there is of course no chance of winning the war on COVID-19. The Swedenisation of policy here and everywhere else in the world is inevitable. Denying that is childish, costly and clinically delusional. Cancer patients and thousands of others in need of surgery are being condemned to either death or disability so that governments federal and state can be seen to care about the retirement ‘homes’ their criminal negligence endangered in the first place.

Had even a quarter of the special expenditures outlaid to shut down business and pay workers been spent on revolutionary new protective measures for the vulnerable and elderly, the country would be far better placed heading toward year’s end – medically, socially, psychologically and economically. The “secret modelling” and the advent of Daniel Andrews’ version of the Waco Compound seem to be connected: he and his advisers will persist with nazism until the virus bell-curves down and then claim the laurels for a phony victory. Consecutive lockdowns – each sold as ameliorative (like the ones before) – remind me of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, a personal favourite. Some of you will recall the story: the die-hard pink spot whose ubiquity spelled doom until Cat Z from Sweden conquered it with VOOM. (Broadly accurate).

Professor Patrick McGorry: Suicides in Victoria this year far outnumber coronavirus deaths.

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16 Responses to Dr Seuss is the CMO we need right now

  1. John Bayley

    Denying that is childish, costly and clinically delusional.

    All of which guarantees that the idiots in charge will make doing so their official policy.

  2. duncanm

    Very prescient

    So we sat in the house.
    We did nothing at all.
    So all we could do was to
    Sit!
    Sit!
    Sit!
    Sit!
    And we did not like it.
    Not one little bit.

  3. pbw

    Speaking of Doctor Seuss…
    Worldometer is frequently referred to for statistics on all sorts of things; most especially lately for Coronavirus data. One page is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mortality Rate. One section on that page discusses the calculation of actual deaths.

    Actual Deaths (23,000: almost twice the number of confirmed deaths)
    As of May 1, New York City reported 13,156 confirmed deaths and 5,126 probable deaths (deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate but no laboratory test performed), for a total of 18,282 deaths [source]. The CDC on May 11 released its “Preliminary Estimate of Excess Mortality During the COVID-19 Outbreak — New York City, March 11–May 2, 2020” [source] in which it calculated an estimate of actual COVID-19 deaths in NYC by analyzing the “excess deaths” (defined as “the number of deaths above expected seasonal baseline levels, regardless of the reported cause of death”) and found that, in addition to the confirmed and probable deaths reported by the city, there were an estimated 5,293 more deaths to be attributed. After adjusting for the previous day (May 1), we get 5,148 additional deaths, for a total of actual deaths of 13,156 confirmed + 5,126 probable + 5,148 additional excess deaths calculated by CDC = 23,430 actual COVID-19 deaths as of May 1, 2020 in New York City.

    Funny business.
    The estimate of actual deaths, based on the New York figures, seems to be seriously flawed in at least two respects.
    1) Over-reporting of Covid-19 deaths. For example, the method of reporting Covid-19 deaths in the UK is known to be exaggerated by virtue of reporting as a Covid-19 fatality anyone who had tested positive at any time before dying, irrespective of the attributed actual cause of death. In the case of New York, and the USA generally, there have been reports that authorities have an incentive to similarly stretch the definitions because of eligibility for external funding based on number of reported cases.
    2) All excess deaths are assigned to Covid-19. As a first approach, one could analyse the pattern of ED admissions during this crisis. If the New York experience is similar to that in the UK, admissions for
    non-Covid complaints are much lower, because of the widespread (and false) impression that emergency departments will be swamped by Covid patients, and because of the fear of being infected when attending
    EDs, and because of uncertainties about the legalities of heading out to the ED during the lockdown. British figures suggest a significant increase in excess deaths due to heart attacks among those reluctant to seek timely help.

  4. Seriously, since when has any politician been genuinely concerned about saving lives? The only concern is ensuring that blame cannot be leveled at them.

  5. Anonandon

    Speaking of Swedenisation, a large proportion of the Victorian population appears to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. I’m amazed by this until I remember that most of them are probably public servants or corporate employees who haven’t yet joined the dots.

    The logic of using any measure on the basis of “saving lives” means we should stop all activities where anybody dies – cars, planes, surfing, giving birth, bee keeping….etc.

  6. Some History

    Some background on Victoria’s Chief Health Officer from a quick google search

    Sutton, the Sly Fox, has facebook groupies:

    https://www.facebook.com/brettsuttonishot/

    He’s done extensive medical work, particularly in third-world countries.
    https://humanitarianhealthethics.net/2016/06/23/infocus-brett-sutton/

    He seems to have a Buddhist leaning – 2008 article

    Dr Brett Sutton writes on compassionate medical care in his article on Emergency Buddhism: Part II published earlier on the APLI website

    http://apli.net.au/projects/emergency-buddhism-part-ii/

  7. Some History

    Sutton decided to go into politics. His moral compass is getting a major workout.

    An interesting radio interview from 1 month ago. At 38mins – 39.5mins, Sutton addresses a question regarding “herd immunity”, indicating that the idea of herd immunity had been abandoned by government/Public Health. The brief reasons he gives for this abandonment do not sound right at all.

    Victorian Chief Health Officer – Professor Brett Sutton- In Community Conversation with Clayton

    https://soundcloud.com/899lightfm/victorian-chief-health-officer-professor-brett-sutton-in-community-conversation-with-clayton

  8. Some History

    And this is not to single out Sutton. Government Public Health around the country – State & Federal – is constantly conferring; it’s one bubble The problem is Public Health: The way it goes about things, the way it perceives circumstances, and how much power it has been allowed to exert over elected officials.

    Government should have been telling Public Health from the outset. This is a relatively free society. Complete shutdowns of society are not on… don’t even go there. These are the parameters in which you can work. Within those parameters, tell us what we can do to best address covid-19.

  9. Tim Neilson

    THE Australian has a front page scoop on “secret modelling” by “experts” showing the average number of “new cases” will continue to grow until the end of August (also known as spring).

    This can’t be right.

    Dan Andrews told us only a few days ago that we had a choice between stage 4 for six weeks and stage 3 for at least six months.

    So if in fact the government knew that the problem was going to diminish naturally at the end of August, then that would mean that Dan was lying to us in order to justify thuggish totalitarian restrictions just for fake political grandstanding.

    Say it ain’t so, CL!

  10. John A

    Tim Neilson #3537695, posted on August 6, 2020, at 12:47 pm

    So if in fact the government knew that the problem was going to diminish naturally at the end of August, then that would mean that Dan was lying to us in order to justify thuggish totalitarian restrictions just for fake political grandstanding.

    Well, was his mouth moving?

  11. Some History

    From today’s presser

    Hunchback: The Public Health, medical, advice is what we go by… the “experts”. It’s in their judgement that Stage 4 lockdown is the ONLY option. My job is to implement it.

  12. Beachcomber

    It needs to be repeated again and again.

    The world is suffering from a massive delusion based on the belief that a test for RNA is a test for a deadly new virus, …..

    Do not succumb to the mass delusion and the vicious charade. There is no epidemic, no pandemic, or plague.
    The Andrews regime and the rest of the Establishment can manufacture as many “positive test results” as they need to justify their wanton totalitarian vandalism.
    Covid-1984 has got nothing to do with disease control and public health. It is all about politics; vicious Leftist totalitarian politics.

  13. Fair Shake

    I would not Trust Dan on a train
    I would not trust Dan in the rain
    I would not trust Dan on a boat
    I would not trust Dan with a goat

    Trust him trust him so you say,
    Trust him trust him and you may.

    Trust him trust him and they did
    Now the economy has a coffin lid

  14. Rex Anger

    We do not like this leftwit ham!

    We do not like this Dan Xi Man!

  15. notafan

    We do not like him in a mask

    We do not like him on a dais (k)

    We don’t want to see him every day

    Oh how we wish he’d go away

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