by Patrick Wood
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People want to know:
just how bad is the
COVID-19 virus and is fighting it worth the destruction of the
world's economic and financial system while disrupting the lives
of hundreds of millions of people?
The story behind the
story will make it clear that things are seldom as they seem.
In short and when seen through the lens of Sustainable Development,
aka Technocracy, the whole world has just been punked and then
panicked into destroying itself over COVID-19.
A world-class Technocrat
PhD is a professor at Imperial College in London that bills
itself as a "global university". It is thoroughly steeped in
Sustainable Development and more dedicated to social causes than
In fact, Imperial is
very well-known for its alarmist research reports on climate
change, carbon reduction, environmental degradation, loss of
The problem with
the global warming meme is that it
is a tired, worn-out racehorse that much of the world simply
Global warming alarmists
have tried every trick in the book to stampede the world into
Sustainable Development. They have knowingly falsified climate data,
flooded the world with inaccurate academic reports, held world
meetings like the Paris Accord in France, threatened and bullied
their critics, created a global youth movement to shame leaders into
All of these strategies
have failed to usher in the UN's 'Sustainable Development,' aka 'Technocracy,'
and show little promise of success in the future.
What the Sustainable Development crowd needed was to put their
non-performing racehorse "Global Warming" out to pasture and find a
brand new horse that could finally run and win the race to what the
UN calls "deep transformation" of the entire global economic system.
The new horse is named
Different horse, same jockey, same race, same finish
The President of
Imperial College is Professor Alice Gast.
She considers the college
to be part of a,
"new paradigm of the
global university" that promises to be "a contributor to a
Gast also notes the three
general areas of focus of Imperial are,
of natural resources and environmental crises."
In other words, the
environment, natural resources and epidemics are seen as
intertwined and inseparable.
The "global university" is indeed a new paradigm, and one that
radically transforms the traditional role of education into one of
social activism. Success is measured by social impact on society and
not according to scholastic achievement.
Furthermore, the global university is invariably framed as a
champion of the United Nations' Sustainable Development and Imperial
is no exception.
The head of
Sustainability at Imperial is Professor
His web page states,
should run through the whole of College thinking and activity at
all levels and across all campuses."
A casual examination of
the various departments at Imperial confirm this statement:
environmentalism and climate change themes are seen everywhere.
Once the release of
COVID-19 in Wuhan was recognized as
a potential pandemic, academic researcher Dr. Neil Ferguson
went to work developing a computer model to track and forecast its
At the top of his field,
Ferguson is a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College
in London, and has had extensive experience in tracking other
infectious diseases such as the,
Ferguson is a British
epidemiologist and a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial
College. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of
health-related states or events (including disease), and the
application of this study to the control of diseases and other
health problems. Various methods can be used to carry out
epidemiological investigations: surveillance and descriptive studies
can be used to study distribution; analytical studies are used to
With a Master of Arts degree in physics, he received a Doctor of
Philosophy degree in theoretical physics. He has no medical or
related degree, but rather chose to apply his education to use his
mathematical skills by modeling the spread of infectious diseases.
In other words, Ferguson is a data-driven Technocrat with direct
access to policy-makers around the world. According to the New York
Imperial College has advised the government on its response to
previous epidemics, including SARS, avian flu and swine flu.
With ties to the World
Health Organization and a team of 50 scientists, led by a prominent
epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, Imperial is treated as a sort of
gold standard, its mathematical models feeding directly into
Early on in the COVID-19 outbreak, Ferguson began to advise
officials in Britain and the United States on the spread of the
infection as well as ways to fight it.
Thus, he served as both
researcher and policy advisor at the same time.
Ferguson's conclusion that COVID-19 would kill as many as 500,000
people in Britain and over 1.1 million in the United States, set off
a tidal wave of panic that has not subsided.
recommendations were just as shocking, namely, that societies must
be entirely locked down in order to survive.
On March 16, 2020, Ferguson finally released his formal report,
Impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
(NPIs) to reduce COVID19 Mortality and Healthcare Demand.
Here are some quick observations from reading this report:
publishing, he advised policy makers. His modeling study
"informed policymaking in the UK and other countries in
1918 Spanish flu: "it represents the most serious seen in a
respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic"
Applied this and
previous model to UK and US: "we apply a previously
published microsimulation model to two countries: the UK
(Great Britain specifically) and the US"
There are two
possible strategies: Mitigation and Suppression
This proposed social distancing, home-isolation of sick,
home-quarantine of relatives, "We find that optimal
mitigation policies (combining home isolation of suspect
cases, home quarantine of those living in the same household
as suspect cases, and social distancing of the elderly and
others at most risk of severe disease) might reduce peak
healthcare demand by 2/3 and deaths by half"
In spite of
reducing deaths by half, "the resulting mitigated epidemic
would still likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths
and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being
overwhelmed many times over"
Thus, he argues
that Suppression is the only option
Additional measures include social distancing of the entire
population, home isolation of infected, household quarantine
of family members, school and university closures
Suppression "will need to be maintained until a vaccine
becomes available (potentially 18 months or more)".
predictions, based entirely on computer simulations similar to
those used in climate studies, were believable enough that national
leaders accepted them at face value.
Worse, they also accepted
Ferguson's policy recommendations, which were then implemented with
precise detail. Here are some of the more prescient excerpts from
the report's conclusion section:
demonstrate that it will be necessary to layer multiple
interventions, regardless of whether suppression or mitigation
is the overarching policy goal.
will require the layering of more intensive and socially
disruptive measures than mitigation.
The choice of
interventions ultimately depends on the relative feasibility of
their implementation and their likely effectiveness in different
Overall, our results suggest that population-wide social
distancing applied to the population as a whole would have the
largest impact; and in combination with other interventions -
notably home isolation of cases and school and university
closure - has the potential to suppress transmission below the
threshold of R=1 required to rapidly reduce case incidence.
A minimum policy for
effective suppression is therefore population-wide social
distancing combined with home isolation of cases and school and
To avoid a rebound in transmission, these policies will need to
be maintained until large stocks of vaccine are available to
immunize the population - which could be 18 months or more.
Technology - such as mobile phone apps that track an
individual's interactions with other people in society - might
allow such a policy to be more effective and scalable if the
associated privacy concerns can be overcome.
Perhaps our most significant conclusion is that mitigation is
unlikely to be feasible without emergency surge capacity limits
of the UK and US healthcare systems being exceeded many times
In the most effective
mitigation strategy examined, which leads to a single,
relatively short epidemic (case isolation, household quarantine
and social distancing of the elderly), the surge limits for both
general ward and ICU beds would be exceeded by at least 8-fold
under the more optimistic scenario for critical care
requirements that we examined.
In addition, even if
all patients were able to be treated, we predict there would
still be in the order of 250,000 deaths in GB, and 1.1-1.2
million in the US.
The mind of a
Technocrat can be clearly seen in this whole package.
All of these draconian
measures must be maintained until a vaccine is created,
which is at least 18 months. The use of mobile phone apps to track
the world's population could be effective if citizens could be
railroaded into it.
What is not seen is one
word about the destruction of the global economic system that would
certainly result from these draconian policy measures.
Climate alarmists who articulated
the Green New Deal policies also
call for radical measures to transform society and they are likewise
silent about the inevitable destructive effects such policies would
have on the global economy.
Capitalism & Free Enterprise
Why do Technocrats not discuss the destruction of Capitalism and
Because that is their
Figueres was head of Climate Change at the United Nations
She clearly stated:
"This is probably the
most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to
intentionally transform the economic development model, for the
first time in human history.
This is the first
time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the
task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change
the economic model that has been reigning for at least 150
years, since the industrial revolution.
That will not happen
overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on
climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 - you choose the number.
It just does not
occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the
People argue with me that
this cannot be the goal, that it's just too big to comprehend.
My reply is that if a
killer points a gun at you and angrily says he is going to kill you,
will you take defensive action or just stand there and let him shoot
Direct threats must be
taken seriously, especially when the perpetrator has the means to
carry out the threat.
In the heat of the Great Depression during the early 1930s,
Technocrats were certain that Capitalism and Free Enterprise
would be dead within months. Their economic replacement system of
Technocracy would not and could not work unless the existing
economic system was completely failed.
Unfortunately for them,
Capitalism 'recovered' and
the United Nations is clearly
articulating the same premise and it is at the ready with its
resource-based economic system called Sustainable Development,
The most clearly
articulated example of Sustainable Development is the
Green New Deal as recently
unveiled by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).
Thanks to Neil Ferguson and Imperial College, the entire
world has panicked over COVID-19 and worse, leaders have
implemented all of their policy recommendations lock, stock and
entire global media obediently
follows behind, fanning the flames of fear into a raging forest
As a result,
the U.S. economy
is in a tailspin
system is on the verge of total collapse
entered a full-blown bear market
Treasury notes are trading at negative interest rates
claims soared to 3.3 million last week as businesses shut
forecast that over 40 million Americans will have lost their jobs by
the end of April.
In short, the economy has been dealt a mortal wound. Even if all
restrictions were immediately lifted globally, it is highly doubtful
that the economy could recover to its former state. Moreover, that
doubt is increased for every week that restricted activity
In the United States, the primary agent of panic has been the
highly-esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci who also has close ties to
the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to National
Review, Fauci hypothesized in late February in the New England
Journal of Medicine that the fatality rate of COVID-19 may be,
than 1% because many people who are infected experience either
no symptoms or very mild symptoms and therefore do not report."
And yet, the media
routinely states that the mortality rate is 3.4% or higher.
Dr. Fauci himself
continues to claim that COVID-19 is 10x as bad as the flu, even
though his own estimates of 100K to 200K deaths compares to the
CDC's reported deaths during the 2019-2020 flu season of between
24,000 and 62,000.
If Fauci's 10X figure is
accurate, then he should be estimating between 240,000 and 620,000
deaths, which he is not.
His numbers simply do not
We are all rightfully saddened for anyone who loses their life to
COVID-19, but we are going to be a lot more sorry for having trusted
a Technocrat to tell us how to deal with the pandemic.
The destruction of the
economy will result in many more deaths and hardships than COVID-19
could ever imagine.
There is much more to be written on this topic.
The main point of this
article is to establish the "panic of 2020" as a Technocrat
operation so that Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, can be
quickly moved forward if not completely ushered in.
Furthermore, it is a
replacement strategy for global warming to induce panic.
As stated above,
different horse, same
jockey, same race, same finish line....