by William Skink
During our last trip to the box store for food the cashier corrected the person loading our cart where the cart is supposed to go. He was immediately frustrated by this. It changes every day, he said, I can’t keep up. It’s exhausting, he said. We’re never getting out of this, he said.
The man seemed like he was ready to snap.
Yesterday a different man DID snap and attacked a woman at the base of Mount Sentinel. He ran up the mountain after the attack and had several encounters with hikers. One encounter apparently resulted in the suspect receiving injuries. He was finally apprehended half-naked and with stab wounds near the top of the trail.
Before the pandemic I viewed the arrival of spring with apprehension. April and May seemed to be the time that bad things happen in greater frequency, like mass-shootings. Science backs this up. For years researches have been trying to figure out why suicide rates spike during spring months:
Psychiatrists have been scratching their chins over this one for years. Counterintuitively, the arrival of spring and the long sunny days it ushers in, mark a staggering rise in suicide rates.
This week, mental health experts at the Priory group said that May is the peak month for suicides in Britain. “The increase can be dramatic, with up to 50% more successful suicides in some cases,” says Chris Thompson, director of healthcare at the Priory group. In Britain, about 6,300 people take their own lives each year, 90% of whom are likely to have mental health problems.
The seasonal effect is seen all over the world, with the northern hemisphere witnessing a big rise in suicides in May and June and the southern hemisphere seeing a similar rise in November. While no one has a complete explanation as to why, the leading theory is that the increase is down to the effects of sunlight on our hormones.
When T.S. Eliot declared April to be the cruelest month he had no idea how right he was.
The cruelest part of what we are experiencing right now with this lockdown is that we cannot trust what we are being told about Covid deaths.
I’m going to post a video that I think everyone should watch. Dr. Annie Bukacek, a Kalispell physician with 30 years experience, describes the serious problem with the latitude doctors have in ascribing a cause of death on a person’s death certificate. This pre-pandemic problem, combined with new CDC guidelines, is leading to an exaggeration of the death toll, claims Bukacek.
Before getting to the video, here is what Bukacek has to say about the CDC guidelines:
Few people know how much individual power and leeway is given to the physician, coroner, or medical examiner, signing the death certificate. How do I know this? I’ve been filling out death certificates for over 30 years.
More often than we want to admit, we don’t know with certainty the cause of death when we fill out death certificates. That is just life. We are doctors, not God. Autopsies are rarely performed and even when an autopsy is done the actual cause of death is not always clear. Physicians make their best guesstimate and fill out the form. Then that listed cause of death… is entered into a vital records data bank to use for statistical analysis, which then gives out inaccurate numbers, as you can imagine. Those inaccurate numbers then become accepted as factual information even though much of it is false.
So even before we heard of COVID-19, death certificates were based on assumptions and educated guesses that go unquestioned. When it comes to COVID-19 there is the additional data skewer, that is –get this— there is no universal definition of COVID-19 death. The Centers for Disease Control, updated from yesterday, April 4th, still states that mortality, quote unquote, data includes both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. That’s from their website.
Translation? The CDC counts both true COVID-19 cases and speculative guesses of COVID-19 the same. They call it death by COVID-19. They automatically overestimate the real death numbers, by their own admission.
Watch the whole video and then tell me if you trust the Covid fear campaign being pushed on us by corporate media: