29 September, 2021

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Flu Morphs Into Covid As Left & Right Trade Places: Are Lockdowns Based On Junk Data?

By Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake

Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake

Covid-19 has blurred distinctions between the political Left and Right in many other parts of the world. Civil society groups, organizations, unions and political parties that are usually concerned with labour, minority, women’s and LGBTQ rights and freedoms increasingly embrace and promote travel restrictions, militarized healthcare, coerced vaccination, digitalization and surveillance of education, society and economy in the name of Covid-19 prevention.

Curtailment of citizens’ rights and freedoms to breathe and communicate freely, assemble and travel, as well as, the right to choose to be NOT vaccinated are increasingly normalized by human rights groups and advocates in the name of the greater good and social ‘duty’, while the need for information on the pros and cons of vaccines developed literally at “warped speed” and the right to balanced information of vaccine consumers, as well as, informed consent are ignored. And never mind the Hippocratic Oath ‘First, Do no Harm’ with vaccines or any other drugs or purported medication! Many seem to have fallen for the unscientific and unethical claim made by the World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros that “No one is safe until everyone is safely vaccinated”. Thus a former head of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has called for mandatory vaccinations! What has become of measured, balanced, judicious, data and evidence-based policy-making?

Simultaneously, the Covid-19 narrative has divided and fragmented movements for social and economic justice, as much as, communities and families. Those who are not vaccinated are increasingly scapegoated as governments move to implement vaccine passports in public spaces. Those who are circumspect, exercise the freedom to think independently, examine the local and national data and evidence on the “global pandemic” narrative, and choose to not take vaccines developed for ‘Emergency use only’ sans adequate trials and testing, stand accuse of being anti-social Covid- naysayers, and neo-cons, who are a danger to society and themselves, or in league with Donald Trump’s agenda!

Those who value science, commonsense, and ancient eastern yogic wisdom on the need to breathe deeply and freely (i.e. sans masks), in order to maintain a good immune system as the first line of defense against disease, and an important aspect of mental health also to avoid panic attacks; those who examine data and perhaps hopelessly pursue, data-driven, evidence-based policy are accused by liberals, minority rights, labour activists and leftists of encouraging virus spread in the community, and only being concerned about our own economic self-interests.

Rights groups for Lockdowns?

Indeed, the Left and Right seem to have traded places as part of the Covid effect as identity politics appear to have again trumped social and economic justice issues, as well as, science and commonsense globally and locally: At this time labour unions and minority rights groups and organizations are blithely talking up a ‘Covid fourth wave’ in Sri Lanka following a meeting of WHO ‘experts” last week on August 10. They are calling for the government to impose curfew and island-wide lockdowns despite their economically devastating impacts on the working poor and day laborers, the folks most vulnerable to what OXFAM termed the “Hunger Virus.

Despite the problems with Covid-19 data, politicians of all hues, government and opposition alike have united to jump on the World Health Organization’s (WHO), global vaccine bandwagon, seemingly to show voters how much they care. Although from the on-set of the so called pandemic in March last year the WHO has consistently promoted surveillance and applauded militarization of the health system (now spilling into militarization of the education system), as local politicians of all parties urge the electorate to get vaccinated, without first doing the research on how effective or safe or indeed necessary the vaccines are – vote bank politics as usual?

WHO Representative with Army Commander applauds Militarized Vaccination campaign at Vihara Mahadevi Park and promotes Health Dictatorship with a Covid-19 mask!

Ironically the ruling Rajapaksa brothers’ regime with its affinity for nepotism and all things military suddenly seems terribly liberal and freedom loving! Since the government had imposed curfew, erstwhile leftist JVP’s Anura Kumara Dissanayake and TNA’s Sumanthiran have taken it upon themselves to advise citizens to subject themselves to ‘lock down’ or “lock ups’ for their own good –in a remarkable volte face and display of servility to the WHO’s masked experts and related big pharmaceutical corporations that call the Covid Shots! 

The question of the accuracy of the Covid-19 numbers, data and the need for country-specific data and evidence-based policy making have been unfortunately politicized and hence obfuscated.  Indeed, data analysis and evidence-based policy, which requires historical depth, longtitudinal and comparative analysis has come a cropper.

Since Covid has been evolving over the past year and half both locally and in a global context, amidst confusing, cross-messaging, an infodemic of numbers of cases and death, vaccine and virus patent wars, with narratives about constantly mutating virus variants – from Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta plus, minus, squared, to Epsilon onto Omega, amidst more geopolitics, this article attempts to leave the politics aside and examine the country-specific Covid-19 data, the methods whereby the data are generated and modeled based on Sri Lanka county context and country specific data analysis.

Data Concerns and flawed PCT tests

While there are serious concerns about the Covid-19 morbidity and mortality data on which lockdowns are based in Sri Lanka at this time, attention has mainly focused on provincial, regional or local area data collection, data cleaning and generation errors, rather than the main problem which is the margin of error with the current PCR testing machines, regimes and protocols that generate Covid-19 test results. It is PCR test results that enable the identification and counting of Covid-19 morbidity and mortality, cases, deaths and the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR), which is the tried and tested measure to ascertain the severity of a disease or epidemic on a population.

PCR testing enables rapid making of millions of copies of a specific DNA sample in a swab test, allowing laboratories to amplify it (or a part of it) to study in detail and is used in many of the procedures used for genetic testing and research. Copies of very small amounts of DNA sequences that are exponentially amplified in a series of cycles of temperature changes. The margins of error depend in the type of testing machine and use of an appropriate cycle threshold (Ct) rate (usually 26-19 Ct) for a PCR test and machine, and are significant. Hence, in many instances a person tested twice in an hour may have both a positive and a negative test.

It is noteworthy here that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has announced discontinuation of the current PCR tests by the end of this year, because of inaccuracies and the tendency to: 1) give a high rate of false positives or negatives depending on the highly sensitive Ct, Cycle threshold of magnification, usually 26 -29 Ct; 2) Current PCR tests and machines do not enable distinguishing between Influenza A and Covid-19, and hence 3) enable conflation of Covid-19 cases with Influenza. In Sri Lanka CT rates of over 35 are used in a range of machines, giving rise to high numbers of false positives.

At this time, Sri Lanka is in the midst of its annual wave of monsoon seasonal influenza and Dengue when mortality and morbidity, cases and deaths peak annually. However, data on cases and deaths of influenza which is symptomatically indistinguishable from Covid-19 have mysteriously disappeared and been replaced by an orders of magnitude rise in Covid 19 cases. This data is based on PCR tests which tend to deliver false positives or negatives if not properly administered and processed at the recommended ct or cycles threshold. As some doctors skeptical of the Covid-19 policy response noted, given that influenza is symptomatically indistinguishable from Covid-19, and hospitals are crowded with flu and dengue patients note there is a high likelihood of cross-infection of seasonal flu patients who would otherwise be at home but have gone to hospitals. Over-crowding of hospitals is a direct result of the current Covid-19 fear psychosis promoted though the media’s sensationalist reporting of ‘covid deaths” and some WHO and associations medical associations and organizations dubious epidemiology models and prediction seemingly based on questionable if not outright junk data.

Contextualizing the Data

Indeed, several studies by medical researches including important research by Duminda Yasaratne and Shyamali C. Dharmage, have shown that “Respiratory diseases have a major impact on the Sri Lankan Health System. In 2017,  and before Covid-19 chronic respiratory diseases and pneumonia caused the highest number of hospital deaths in which accounted for 39.3(18.0%) out of 218.5 deaths per 100 000 population[1]. Furthermore, comparison of proportionate mortality data during the past decade revealed a rising trend of deaths in hospital due to these two conditions.

A Comparative study on Influenza and Pneumonia deaths in previous years in the WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REPORT of the Epidemiology Unit Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous medicine notes: “According to the latest WHO data published in 2014, Influenza and Pneumonia deaths in Sri Lanka reached 7 292 (5.7%) of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate was 35.08 per 100 000 of population. In Sri Lanka, 21,111 and 21,811 cases of pneumonia and 1417 and 1448 deaths due to this disease had been reported for years 2005 and 2006 respectively. Forty percent of these pneumonia cases were among children under 4 years of age”[2].

In the context, questions arise as to whether this is a year of more severe flu given the Covid-19 factor? Are flu deaths and Covid-19 deaths being conflated? Is there an excess of deaths being reported, after all daily deaths are counted and their causes ascertained?

These are questions not just for doctors of the WHO’s ‘expert committee’ that blithely recommended lockdowns after presenting dubious, fear-inducing, epidemiology models based on dubious statistics and data without contextual and historical analysis of mortality and morbidity rates and data cleaning at a meeting on August 10, 2021, but for statisticians and social scientists, particularly from the Department of Census and Statistics (CDS). However social scientists and statisticians have been excluded from the various government and WHO Covid-19 task forces.

As Duminda Yasaratne and Shyamali C. Dharmage, providing comparative context for Covid-19 disease severity and burden on the health system note “ a survey of self-reported diseases in 2014 found asthma to be the most prevalent chronic disease in those aged younger than 35 years. A substantial gap between the disease prevalence and asthma management was observed in a cross-sectional study in 2016,which found wheezing prevalence in adults to be 24%(95% CI: 22.025.9%) but only 11% (95% CI: 9.612.5%)was using medication. The Burden of Lung Diseases survey revealed an overall prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) of 10.5% (95% CI: 8.812.2%) among Sri Lankan adults aged over 40 years. Amongmales, the prevalence was 16.4% (95% CI: 13.219.5%)compared to 6.0% (95% CI: 4.2%7.7%) in females who are largely non-smokers. Some plausible causes include outdoor and indoor air pollution.

The rising problem of poor air quality is claimed to be responsible for the rise of respiratory diseases, namely obstructive lung diseases, interstitial pneumonitis and lung cancers. Urbanization and exponential increase of motor vehicles are blamed for poor ambient air quality throughout the country. Many groups of professionals and conservationists have been lobbying for an improvement in air quality in the recent past, creating substantial public awareness on the quality of air they breathe. However, there is no proper air pollution-monitoring network maintained in most congested zones.

Although incidence of flu has mysteriously disappeared while Covid-19 cases have increased by orders of magnitude at this time few are questioning the accuracy of the Covid-19 PCR test data and numbers and the recommendations to lockdown the country by WHO’s experts in any systematic fashion.  Questions arise as to whether various WHO experts and organizations like the Gates Foundation funded Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington generate sensational and fear inducing graphs, charts and epidemiology modals based on junk data?

Questions remain, as to whether Covid-19 has replaced influenza this year and if so what are the policy impacts? In the context of the fact that PCR tests deliver high numbers of false positives and do not enable distinguishing between flu and Covid-19 cases and deaths it would be important to ascertain whether the covid-19 numbers are accurate, and the government Covid-19 task force must call for daily Excess Death Reports at this time to ascertain the truth about the Covid-19 data, also in the context of the fact that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), will retire existing PCR testing machines precisely because of the potential to confound influenza and Covid-19. Is this part of a Covid-19 data hoax and numbers game?

2020 Data: Reduced Mortality, No Excess Deaths: Wither Covid-19?

Data now available for last year –  2020 – the year of so-called Covid-19 pandemic from the Department Census and Statistics (DCS), shows that there were significantly fewer deaths in the country last year than in the previous year[3].

If there was a Covid-19 crisis in Sri Lanka last year (2020), there should have been Excess Deaths reported in the country data for 2020. However, DCS data for 2020 show a decrease in the country’s death rate compared to the previous year (2019), indicating that there were NO EXCESS DEATHS in 2020 and thus no health emergency, Covid-19 or otherwise! 

Indeed, there was a decline in the overall mortality rate in 2020 \ as there were significantly few deaths – 13,600  in 2020, the year of the so called Covid-19 pandemic when compared to the previous year. In 2019 there were 146,053 deaths, whereas in 2020 there were 132,431 deaths. Likewise, and the crude death rate declined from 6.7 in 2019, to 6.0 in 2020[4].

The fortunate fact that few doctors, nurses, PHIs, paramedics (fewer than 10) and frontline health workers have succumbed to Covid-19 in the past one and a half year of so called Covid 19 “pandemic” in Sri Lanka also supports the conclusion that there was no health emergency of any kind in 2020 in Sri Lanka. However, the country was placed in locked down, increasing poverty, malnutrition disease vulnerability for several months in 2020 on the recommendation of the WHO and its local partners!

In the context, at this time with a 10 day lockdown coming into effect, it is imperative that the GoSL seek the assistance of the Department of Census and Statistics and call for a daily excess death report based on the overall number of deaths and the causes of these deaths, in or to ascertain if there is a Covid-19 or influenza or Dengue of any other health crisis in the country.

Forth Wave of Fear: They cannot protect themselves

At this time the government is being blamed by the opposition and labour unions for not taking even more draconian measures and implementing lockdowns to curtail the movements and rights of people despite the deadly economic impacts of lockdowns including spread of what OXFAM calls the ‘hunger virus’– poverty, widening inequality, malnutrition and disease vulnerability leading to deaths, and never mind the fact that the rupee is once again in free fall. The opposition has condemned the government that took extreme measures to lockdown the county with militarized curfews while instituting surveillance and arresting Covid-19 curfew ‘violators’ based on scant data last year, of being lax on restrictions this year. The claim is that there is a massive Covid-19 crisis in the country.

The leader of the opposition and his minions who seems not to understand the meaning of national data analysis, balanced, and evidence-based policy making is seeking a two-week lockdown of the country to “protect’ the citizens he claims to love and never mind if they starve to death! The Government worries that lockdowns will drive the already debt-trapped, economy into the ground and create more poverty, inequality, social unrest, political instability and disease vulnerability.

Citizens to Covid-19 Subjects? Staging a plandemic for Global Governance

The county’s leaders, government and joint opposition seems to agree that citizens and their hard won democratic rights now are a danger to themselves, and they must be protected from themselves: The people or laboring masses need protection from themselves and have to be subject to ‘locked up’ or ‘locked down’ and vaccinated without informed consent.

Is it the case that as Marx once famously said “they cannot represent themselves, they need to be represented”?! They cannot protect themselves?

The Demos, the people, cannot make informed decisions even when provided requisite information, or otherwise determine what’s in their own best interest?  Simultaneously, those who question the data or the WHO’s pandemic narrative and are accused of being unconcerned about the fate of the laboring masses, who the virus will target first although there is remarkable data and evidence regarding the failure of the Covid 19 virus to spread in India’s teaming urban slum communities!

What French historian, Michel Foucault termed “biopolitics” and Italian political philosopher Georgio Agamben called the “Rule of Exception” has taken over the public sphere: WHO’s global pandemic fear and Groupthink reins and streets are deserted but ambulance sirens screech nevertheless to spread the fear psychosis, yet, curiously the National Sovereign seems marginalized even as citizens have been rendered subjects of Covid-19 Groupthink, surveillance, infodemics, mutations, vaccinations all wrapped up in an emergent Global Governance project.

Since the on-set of the so called pandemic in March last year the WHO has consistently promoted militarization of the health system and surveillance of citizens increasingly rendered subjects surveillance, and the biopolitics of global governance  in the Covid-19 state of exception. This has been in collusion with several national doctors’ organizations, such as the GMOA, SLMA, NDA that are funded by the WHO and big Pharmaceutical companies and their local partners that are selling lucrative vaccines.

The whole Covid-19 episode would be a comedy of errors if it were not also a global tragedy and crime against humanity of epic proportions. As the OXFAM Report “The Hunger Virus” notes and other social scientists have long pointed out the WHO’s Covid-19 recommended lockdown and vaccination policies will induce poverty, famine, starvation and malnutrition among the subaltern masses and daily wage earners and will kill more people in the Global South than Covid-19, in the long run. It is in this context that this article attempts to analyse the data and epidemiology models on which the Covid-19 pandemic narrative and lockdowns are based in Sri Lanka based on an examination of now available data from the Department of Census and Statistics (CDS) for last year – 2020.

As the country goes into a 10 day lock-down it is imperative that the GoSL seek the assistance of the Department of Census and Statistics and call for a daily excess death report based on the overall number of deaths and the causes of these deaths, in or to ascertain if there is a Covid-19 or influenza or Dengue of any other health crisis in the country.

One and a half years after the so called Covid-19 pandemic, historical, comparative, and contextual analysis of the disease and policy response is now possible and necessary to evaluate the data and policy going forward. Likewise an analysis of the data is needed to determine the Infection Fatality Rate which is the better metric that matters, rather than the currently used Case Fatality Rate (CFR) to determine disease severity and epidemiology, as well as, appropriate policy responses.

This analysis will be further elaborated.

*To be Continued


[1] LETTER FROM ASIA-PACIFIC AND BEYOND Letter from Sri Lanka https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/resp.13758

[2] Comparative data on Influenza and Pneumonia deaths in previous years http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/images/pdf/wer/2016/vol_43_no_50-english.pdf

[3] http://www.statistics.gov.lk/Population/StaticalInformation/VitalStatistics/NumberofBirthsDeathsMarriagesDistrict2019-2020 see also : http://www.statistics.gov.lk/Population/StaticalInformation/VitalStatistics

[4] Crude Birth Rates & Crude Death Rates by Province, District & Sex 2019 – 2020

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    People die of heart attacks, cancer, flu annually,. Last year it was diabetes, kidney disease patients and others with co-morbidities who were logged as Covid-19 deaths! This year it is flu and dengue cases who are being counted as Covid-19 cases based on false positive PCR tests.
    Daily excess death reports based on the overall number of deaths with all the causes of these deaths, are needed to ascertain the truth.
    Also, health sector workers were vaccinated and the few who are dying were vaccinated with Astra Zenecka and Moderna vaccines. Records of the vaccine related deaths need to be revealed.

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      The Covid-19 endgame is destroying economies in the Global South to make America that patented the COvid-19 virus and its allies great again! Also to do regime change in countries that the Military business vaccine complex does not like using mRNA vax.

      It is noteworthy here that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has announced discontinuation of the current PCR tests by the end of this year, because of inaccuracies and the tendency to: 1) give a high rate of false positives or negatives depending on the highly sensitive Ct, Cycle threshold of magnification, usually 26 -29 Ct;
      2) Current PCR tests and machines do not enable distinguishing between Influenza A and Covid-19,.
      CDC has discontinued PCR tests so bio-tech companies that fund it and WHO like big Pharma can to sell more and different machines and tests to imbeciles like the GMOA!

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      Dinuk

      Carefully look at the photo above, it appears Svendra is hiding a stick behind his bum.
      Why?
      It also appears that WHO Representative is also aware of his stick behind his bum.
      Why does he carry the stick, is it because it is much easier to deal with his people only by cajoling with his stick?

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        Native upto then it was hidden behind Shavendra , but now it’s
        behind within DRS / Dinuk, you can feel it in their.writings. I guess its just cajoling. Say PCR test are false and all those people died of other reasons why would a govt which cannot afford to import essential items order tonnes of liquid medical oxygen from India..Are they planning some fire works we are unaware like Easter.When was the last time Influenza/ Dengue patients were oxygen dependent so much so that country ranout of stock. When was last time Influenza/ Dengue patients tookup ICU beds so that sick people no more could be hospitalized.

      • 8
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        The reason why flu has “disappeared” is very simple. A face mask prevents not only Covid, but also flu. I would have expected a Princeton educated Medical anthropologist to be aware of that , instead of invoking Bill Gates, the CIA, Mormons, Masons, and whatnot.

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    Are Lockdowns Based On Junk Data?
    ———-
    Absolutely! The whole covid thing is a steaming pile of……..

  • 14
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    Although incidence of flu has mysteriously disappeared while Covid-19 cases have increased
    ————-
    That is part of how this covid hoax is perpetrated.
    They take deaths caused by flu and various other causes (including road accidents) and label them as
    ‘covid deaths’

  • 13
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    I wanted to write a comment but then I heard a voice say: “Pissu, pissu, pissu”. Who let the mad dogs out?

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    WHO’s Covid-19 recommended lockdown and vaccination policies will induce poverty, famine, starvation and malnutrition
    ————-
    That is the whole point!
    The tares (serpent seeds) who control this world are trying to destroy the wheat (real humanity).
    But in the end god will reverse it so it is the tares who will get destroyed!

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      Humble, keep taking your tablets. You will get better soon.

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        keep taking your tablets
        ——
        I take them daily. Multivitamins, cod liver oil and other supplements in tablet form. I am in excellent health thanks!

  • 15
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    OC , you asked for it. I guess she read your comment and here she is back with flu morphing. Damn , how did all those scientists, virologists, doctors, epidemiologist miss it ???

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      Chiv,
      The medical anthropologist lives!! Long live the medical Anthropologist! And, for the price of one nutter, we get Dinuk, Humble, Champa too…. What a bargain!

  • 13
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    I bet you’ve had your two vaccinations lady. With your connections I’ll wager they were Pfizer.

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      P
      There is no choice allowed from now on.
      The police visit homes to check.
      I resent such compulsion.

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    A big thank you to Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake for her excellent analytical research article.
    .
    All of a sudden, the ‘nocturnal’ government has imposed a 10-day lockdown placing the country in utter chaos. As a result, 4/5th of the Sri Lankan population have found it extremely difficult to make ends meet for 10 long days.
    Before imposing an official lockdown, with the help of doctors, opposition politicians, traders’ associations and trade unions, the ‘nocturnal’ government played “a well planned cheap game” by closing down all stores islandwide including grocery and pharmacies, blocking citizens from purchasing even the bare necessities before an impending lockdown. How inhuman! While the media hailed these “sporadic wildcat lockdowns” as ‘self-lockdowns by store owners,’ only the Army Commander General Shavendra Silva pointed out the difficulty faced by citizens due to the sudden closing down of stores islandwide (before an official lockdown).
    As the government’s abrupt 10-day lockdown disproportionately impacted the majority of the population, I urge the rulers to keep grocery stores and pharmacies open for at least another two days, so that people can buy minimum basic essentials.

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    As usual, the “bat” channel “Ada Derana” disseminates misinformation at the same “bat” time for “bat” viewers (under Covid-19 situation report).
    The truth is, there is no reason to categorize Sri Lanka under the South Asia Region, when it is already listed under the Asia Region. Even under the South Asia Region, Sri Lanka is still not the first (as if it is a big achievement).
    As per Covid-19 Deaths per 1M population (Column No. 11), this is the breakdown of countries in the Asia region, where Sri Lanka is placed at 21, 1 below Nepal (at 20) and 1 above India (at 22).
    Open this link, click Asia and then click the Column No. 11 (Deaths/1M pop) in descending order.
    .
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?zarsrc=130

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      Sri Lanka’s 9th position in the world in terms of deaths per million of the population is the CURRENT situation based on a 7 day rolling average.

      Here is the link, add Sri Lanka to the graph.

      https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths

      What you are talking about is total deaths per million from the beginning of the pandemic.

  • 17
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    CT Editor, don,t you think it’s time , like social media FB and Twitter, to screen such articles before you publish. This is not about difference in opinion. It’s nothing but a disinformation campaign time after time. I have a hard time believing this kind of rubbish will be allowed even in our regular yellow tabloids. CT is not doing any favors by publishing other than filling spaces. This retard by calling it hoax , is leading many fence sitters and anti vaxx to their death. When people make such comments most ignore but when some one abuse their position or title and write opinion few may become victims. You censor comments just because its inappropriate but allow such made up article purposefully ment to disinform public. Soon CT will loose its reliability, credibility and readership. Your call .

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    No lockdown in Angoda. Damn shame aney.

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      😆

  • 12
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    Garbled nonsense. That’s what happens when the brain has been infected by a swarn of viruses. There will be voids and chasms in the grey matter. You will go about yelling gobbledybook. Persons similarly infected will eagerly give you ticks of approval. Or they will be O Level fails and gullible. Covid-19 may be nature’s way of getting rid of inferior individuals.

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    Dr Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake cites the mysterious case of the vanishing numbers of influenza deaths in Sri Lanka. But this is also happening across the world. In America rates of previously notorious causes of death like influenza, cancers, heart and kidney disease have all but vanished. Simultaneously the numbers of people who died WITH Covid and not FROM Covid have increased exponentially. Surprisingly, in the US as in Sri Lanka, the total numbers of deaths overall when compared across the past five years reveal no such spike in the overall death rate – last year or this. Shouldn’t we be asking more questions about what is really going on? The increase in deaths are also coming from people who need regular treatment for serious health conditions and who are too scared to go to hospital, people with mild symptoms instructed to stay at home without seeking early, cheap and preventative treatments, people committing suicide because they have lost everything – their business, their ability pay off a loan due to no employment, etc, and people who are dying of starvation. According to a FAO 2020 report due to lockdown restrictions an additional 80 to 130 million poor people will suffer from hunger and 10,000 children are starving to death each month.

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      Whatever you said about U.S is utter lie. You “question every thing by making up facts”. Have you ever thought, when people have been pretty much locked up for almost 18 months with very much less exposure to outside world, the deaths due to accidents, respiratory infections (asthma/COPD/bronchitis), chronic diarrhoeal infections (in Asia, Africa), seasonal flu and Influenza, children getting exposed to seasonal infections, disease related to environmental allergies, smoke, smog and other community infections will be drastically less. Covid will not cure heart and kidney disease but definitely newer patients will be less because of lacking regular checkups, hospital visits and apprehension due to Covid situation. In western world Influenza/pneumonia being one of the major comorbidity in elderly with chronic medical issues (heart/kidney ) when less (due to lock down and less exposure) will cause less death. But Covid has made up for the lower numbers of morbidity/mortality from such illness. This is just a simple example and there are many, but I doubt you can understand any of this. Why do you think Doctors spend all their life studying ?? I appreciate Eagle for acknowledging Pandemic, when compared to this lunatic author and her hardened followers Dinuk, Humble, and Chamba, Eagle stands out like a Einstein.

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        “Why do you think Doctors spend all their life studying”
        Do they?
        Perhaps elsewhere.
        Here they have little time for anything after they finish their channeling.

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    DRS, yes Flu morphs into Covid and Delusions morphs into your thought content. Remember “it is a thin line between the sane and the insane.As of today the approximate count of infected 211,800,000, total deaths 4,430,000, recovered 189, 381,534 (by the time I finish writing it may be even more) and yet you came up with the conclusion Flu morphs into Covid . I am not sure whether “Covid has blurred political distinction between left and right”but it sure has blurred the hemispheres of your cerebrum. Poor you, while you were out there in Kanatta doing research the dead bodies kept piling up elsewhere. Next time please take Dinuk, Humble and Chamba with you as volunteers, so that you don’t miss any.

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    More this nonsense goes on more does it look like thr human anthropologist is not lost in the weeds but our drs actually are.sad to say.

    We will one day have to live with this virus the only question is after how much self-imposed destruction?

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      Why leave Rajapaksas, politicians and the public. Are they any better ???Doctors, nurses and all those in the medical field are the one’s actually treating those infected 24 / 7.By doing so they not only put theirs but family members lives into risk. Some of whom even have young children and elderly parents living with them. In this process many have succumbed and sacrificed helping the diseased. Whereas the rest, who write crap do so in comfort,warming chairs. If not respect at least have some gratitude.

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        DRS, for us to take you seious try answering 1) give us a year when Influenza/ Dengue patients were oxygen dependent so much so tonnes of medical liquid oxygen had to be ordered. 2 ) give us the year where not just Inflenza / Dengue patients but any patient occupied country wide ICU beds so much so other sick patients could not be hospitalized..

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        I think the world diverges at this point largely. unlike when it was just Sweden vs the others at the beginning of the pandemic. (Which I agree was wrong) but at this point I feel there ate two blocks of thought. . one is the New Zeland Australia China method of virus prevention( massive lockdowns and virus prevention at all costs) and the other is the USA Mexico … etc that has decided to continue with day to day life with precautions and vaccinations.

        One wonders where poor countries like Sri Lanka will follow. unlike the First bloc, they don’t have the resources to curtail day-to-day life and still be expected to economically survive. but unfortunately these unionised medical unions and other trade unions put additional pressure. I think it is time that Government refused to pay these people also like to poor day to day survinig traders and tuk tuk drivers during the lockdowns. We should be able to see how quickly they come to the same conclusions of the tuk tuk drivers then.

        The Government should take both views in to account . not just the one of the kudu unions. By the end of this many governments around the world would have fallen and in some ways its probably a good thing we have the Rajapaksas running the country with the military help as it does provide some stability – compared to the other options available.

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    Dear Dr. DRS, Dear Dinuk, Dear Humble, Dear Champa,
    Come now, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is? Here’s the challenge: run along to the ‘fake Covid’ ward at the National Hospital. Unmasked, of course. I’m assuming all 4 of you are not such hypocrites that you have been vaccinated.
    Go spend an hour in the over-crowded ward which is “a direct result of the current Covid-19 fear psychosis promoted though the media’s sensationalist reporting of ‘covid deaths”.
    Stand by the beds of those hapless individuals who have been fooled into thinking that their normal seasonal flu is something more sinister (even though they are struggling to breathe).
    Stand there and breath deep, all 4 of you. After all, you have nothing to fear. As Dear Humble says, it is all a hoax.
    Then take this fake flu viruses back to your loved ones at home. Nothing to fear for yourselves or for them!
    Go on…I dare you. Stop the useless talk and put yourself out there to prove what you have been saying.
    I’m sure the entire readership of the CT will be cheering you on.

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    I am totally against lockdown but it is people like you who intentionally
    leave us with no options. Before Tsunami and Easter there were enough warnings and yet government wanted it to happen. Now pseudo Patriots DRS , Dinuk, Champa are hard at work to create another.

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      Though there is economic distress many traders and people decided to VOLUNTARILY shut down to save lives . Obviously after months of BS from government and people like DRß Dinuk Humble and Chamba people got smarter realizing the seriousness and decided to take control of their wellbeing. Not just the government but these jokers are exposed now.

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    When one begins to hold the view that Covid-19 is a data hoax and that the public is being subject to fake epidemiology models it is time to check whether there is a mental disorder and a breakdown in linkage between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. In other words, whether DRS, Dinuk, Humble, and Champa are affected by schizophrenia.

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    The writing is similar so are DRS, Dinuk, Humble, and Champa one and the same person, in other words an individual with multiple personalities. The scientific terms is dissociative identity disorder, a complex psychological condition likely caused by severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). Much sympathy needed here.

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      Sarath
      I can give you a few lists of people doing the same to push other agendas.
      If you know their identities you may be tempted to modify your diagnosis.

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        ps.
        I should have placed “people” between quotes.

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    The vaccine war between West in marketing worldwide by (USA,UK, EU) and East (China & Russia) and the origin of Covid-19 in China highlights there is a biological war is going on. In todays’ daily mirror China claimed that their vaccine can control delta variants and another claim Oxford-Zenica gives protection against delta variants. Sri Lanka is now a place of war between West and East for not only politically but also in biological war. Who was responsible for this status?

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    Humble the Freemasons have donated over £3.2m to fight Covid. This is in the UK alone. https://mcf.org.uk/coronavirus/covid19impact/

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