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Scientist Explains Why “Social Distancing” May Be Putting The Elderly At Greater Risk From COVID-19

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    Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, PhD, ScD, who headed the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design at Rockefeller University for 20 years explains why younger people should not be social distancing and isolating.

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    Could we be preventing herd immunity by social distancing and isolating? Should only older people and immune compromised ones isolate, while the others create herd immunity? Is the virus any more dangerous than existing flus and coronaviruses?

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This is the third time I’m writing an article about the interview that’s posted below. It’s an interview with Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, PhD, ScD. He headed the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design at Rockefeller University in New York for 20 years. The first time I wrote about the interview, I went in depth, the second time I made a brief write up highlighting why he believes social distancing will cause more death. my inspiration for this particular article comes from all of the comments on the first two articles when we published them on our Facebook Page.

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Many comments suggested that the social distancing and isolation measures are in place to protect  humanity, but especially the elderly as well.  It made me recognize that not many people are reading articles, and not many people even watched the interview with Wittkowski because he addressed that point.

According to Dr. Wittkowski’s data he’s put out in a recent publication, the social distancing, isolation and school closure measures in China and in South Korea were implemented well after the peak of COVID-19 in those countries. According to him, this means social distancing and isolation had no effect, and it was actually herd immunity, and not social distancing that was responsible for this decline. He claims that in countries like the United States and others that have locked down, they are preventing herd immunity, and this will eventually prolong the virus and lead to even more death, as well as a second wave.

The interview is long, in-depth, and he explains himself quite well and shares his data and how he’s come to the conclusions that he’s come to.

As far as the elderly go, Wittkowski emphasizes that COVID-19 is not as dangerous as media and government is making it out to be, and therefore schools and businesses should be open so we can create herd immunity and kill this virus, while the elderly and immune compromised individuals should be quarantined and practicing social distancing measures. This way, we help kill the virus with herd immunity so there is less of a chance that an elderly or immune compromised person can become infected, and we will be protecting them at the same time with social distancing and isolation measures.

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According to Wittkowski, “There is nothing to be scared about, this is a flu epidemic like every other flu, maybe a bit more severe, but nothing that is fundamentally different from the flus that we’ve seen in other years.” Again, when it comes to lockdown and social distancing, he re-iterates by stating, “Well, we will see maybe a total of fewer cases that is possible, however we will see more cases among the elderly because we have prevented the school children from creating herd immunity. And so in the end we will see more death, because it’s the school children that don’t die it’s the elderly that die so we will see more death because of this social distancing.”

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The End Goal Of All True Freedom Movements Must Be Unity

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The deception, the manipulation, and the injustices that have long been perpetrated by the ‘socioeconomic elite’ are quickly coming to light in public perception. The ‘Pandemic’ and all of its restrictive measures are, in my opinion just part of a larger agenda to create a global technocratic surveillance state to permanently enslave us.

But all of this activity has started to awaken a sleeping giant. The mind of this giant is nothing less than the collective consciousness of humanity. Whether this giant will awaken in time, or at all, remains to be seen. In a free will universe, nothing is guaranteed. It’s a challenging game, but that’s why we all came here to play it.

A Call to Action

Many individuals have emerged as leaders, often when their personal ‘line in the sand’ has been crossed and has compelled them to take some form of action. Some leaders are modeling freedom in their everyday lives, some have formed groups to challenge regulations in public, some have taken to the courts or even bypassed them to invoke Natural/Common Law, some are researching and proliferating the truth in the face of increasing mainstream propaganda and social media censorship.

There is no need to debate what is the ‘best’ strategy or point of focus. Everybody has a role to play here. Each leader that is truly following their conscience inherently believes that their course of action is the best, and that is as it should be. What is paramount is that we see where all our roads intersect, and create a unified field of energy around that.

Any action that an individual takes to to truly free themselves is an action that seeks the liberation of all of humanity. The quest for freedom is grounded in TRUTH, motivated by LOVE resulting in a spirit of UNITY. The quest for freedom only for oneself or one’s tribe is actually a quest for CONTROL, grounded in DECEPTION, motivated by FEAR resulting in a spirit of DIVISION.

The latter is the modus operandi of the ruling class. Their quest for ‘freedom’ is actually just a desire for extreme self-enrichment that necessarily enslaves the majority of humanity. Their motivation is something that we, as imperfect human beings, have to admit we have some familiarity with.

So then it is important for all of us, especially those of us who would lead the quest for human freedom, to take the time to look inside, on an ongoing basis, and reflect on whether or not some parts of us still have a need for control, and whether some of our words and actions are inadvertently creating a spirit of division.

Leaders Unity Affirmation

In order to help these efforts of self-reflection, I have created a ‘Leaders Unity Affirmation,’ a 10-minute guided affirmation that is available for those who would stand for human freedom.

I will be contacting leaders of the current freedom movements to see if some of them would like to come together virtually to create a powerful field of unified energy through this affirmation. Anyone who would like to be alerted to such an event can email me at daocoaching.awakening@gmail.com.

All are welcome. This affirmation is not only for ‘leaders’ but also for ‘followers,’ and I use those terms very judiciously because I truly believe each individual has to act as a leader, insofar as each individual in any freedom movement is equal, has a voice and a perspective, and needs make sure their group’s activities resonate with them on an energetic level. Individuals within the group are responsible for having a conversation with their leader when they feel that leader may be creating division. (This kind of dialogue is explored in depth in my book Parables for the New Conversation). We have to guide our leaders even as they are tasked with guiding us.

Go With the Flow

Of course some leaders may pay no heed to the insights of their followers, and there is no problem there. Eventually, each person will naturally gravitate over to other individuals and groups that they resonate more with. The energy of unity attracts like energy, as does the energy of division. In this natural and organic process, leaders will eventually learn what they are ready to learn, while followers will slowly gain more courage to step up and express themselves. As is spoken in the affirmation,

Ultimately leaders must be willing to follow.

Followers must be willing to lead.

That is how we will achieve unity.

We are in a very exciting time in human history. We are being presented with an opportunity to participate in the definitive awakening and liberation of humanity. If we all keep an eye on the bigger picture and focus on our common goal, we will indeed awaken the sleeping giant and have the power to create a better world at our collective fingertips.

This article was originally published on my website daocoaching.com

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Fact-Check Blog ‘HealthFeedback’ Is Punishing Balanced Journalism

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It happened like it has happened many times before, we wonder why our Facebook reach is suddenly cut to virtually nothing only to find out another fact check has arrived. “What is it going to be this time?” We often ask. It’s become frustrating. We tirelessly spend time as journalists checking our facts, gathering different perspectives, seeking experts and putting it into a story. Then we’re told “you can’t say that.” But why?

In case you assume that we’re just upset and that the fact check was valid, let’s look at it and get this out of the way.

Iria Carballo-Carbajal one of the team members at Health Feedback has used her many years in academic training to strike down a piece we wrote discussing the claims of Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche. In our piece, we focus on claims Bossche has made about the COVID-19 vaccines and his theory that the current vaccines could potentially create stronger variants. In the article we clearly lay out:

This is the hallmark of a well written and balanced journalistic piece. This is how you would be taught to write a piece that’s honest and transparent. Just because this is no longer common in journalism today, doesn’t mean it’s not how it should be done. So why was it fact checked by Iria Carballo-Carbajal? Did she even read the piece? Or did she just assume that it was ‘bad’ based on the title and shut it down? The fact check article she leads our audience to is not even about our article, it’s about other pieces of content that make different claims and that may not have been fully balanced. So why are we getting punished?

I can’t say we know. We have reached out to their team to get an answer from them as to how such a dishonest and defaming decision could have been made. We will certainly update you when we know more, but for now this story is yet another example of how over the last 5 years fact checking is only sometimes about checking facts, while other times it appears to be about stopping certain narratives from spreading. Typically, narratives that support establishment rules, decisions and products.

Is HealthFeedback more concerned with shutting down a topic than supporting honest journalism? Do they think readers can’t look at different perspectives in an article and inform themselves on the fact that yes, there are experts who have different opinions right now? How could trained scientists be operating so unscientifically?

As you can see below, we received a ‘partly false’ rating. But of course, as usual, there is no clarity on what is false because the fact check has nothing to do with our content and we have made it abundantly clear in the piece that Bossche’s claims may in fact be false.

Many have been losing trust and faith in our institutions, primarily because there is often a lack of transparency, honesty, and the fact that it responds to differing perspectives through force. Instead of listening, allowing scientific dialogue to occur, government, Big Tech and their armed fact checkers are literally shutting down journalism.

I debated writing this piece. I do not want to get further into the ‘bad books’ of fact checkers as they already seem to have a watchful eye on what we do and, at least in my perspective, are complicit in creating an incredibly unfair marketplace for journalism today that has absolutely crippled our business – I don’t want them to come after us even harder. But I feel that if I don’t say something people won’t know the type of stuff that we’re facing, the stuff that is affecting the information they see and the perspectives they have access to.

Decisions made by the general public are not as informed as they should be due to the overreaching power fact checkers have. We see this as a huge problem. Journalists are the ones there to help expose dishonesty in government and hold them accountable, that’s how it has always been. But now, those journalists aren’t allowed to speak, and long time journalists like those at NewsGuard have even joined in the fight against their own professions. Perhaps it’s because they see where culture is headed and they might as well join the side who has all the power – for now.

We are being pushed into manufactured echo chambers, not because people love them, but because speech is being silenced so aggressively that there is no way to have public discourse on important topics without having to go to the fringes to find a new perspectives. Unfortunately, mainstream perspective doesn’t live on the fringes to challenge alternative perspectives, and vice versa, so echo chambers emerge by nature.

In my view, these echo chambers are the result of an authoritarian mindset and culture that is arming fact checkers with way too much power, not realizing the long term damage they are causing.

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European Defence Industry Claims It Will Crack Down On UFO & ET Discussion

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    The European Defense Industry & Space has claimed it will look to crack down on disinformation occurring online with regards to the UFO and ET phenomenon, following a rapidly growing culture of censorship.

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    Who will decide what is true and what's false about the UFO and ET phenomenon? Can we trust government, mainstream media and intelligence agencies who have misled people on these subjects for decades?

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In a recent tweet from the European Commission’s Defense Industry and Space (DEFIS), they claimed they will begin to crack down on online discussion relating to Flat Earth, UFOs, and Aliens as they feel there is disinformation permeating all sectors of our society when it comes to these subjects. They intend on working with the EU Digital Services Act to put a plan in place in the coming months.

Who knows what their plan will look like when it’s ready, but it falls in line with a rapidly building culture within government of taking mass control of narratives that are controversial and important to the general public. In the process, government and mainstream media seem to be the only ones allowed to have a voice anyone can hear.

At first glance, the move by DEFIS might seem a useful tactic, after all there is disinformation being spread about all of these topics. But who decides what is disinformation and what isn’t? What if information is in fact real and suddenly that content is ‘censored’ in the wide net that is cast to stop this apparent problem? How will the public even know what is being censored and what is not? Will this push control over who can talk about and disseminate ‘facts’ about these topics to mainstream media and government only?

Before we might jump into the idea that my questions above may come from a paranoid mind, let’s look at the facts.

There has been a long held veil of secrecy around the UFO subject for years. Governments deny realities that their own intelligence communities know are real. With the recent US Navy UFO videos that were released a couple of years ago, people began to realize that a subject long ridiculed was in fact heavily studied by governments, even as they pretended as if nothing was there. This caused a huge resurgence in a fascinating topic that deeply touches the very worldviews that inspire how we design and live our lives.

In 2017 when we all saw the US Navy footage released, did it not suggest that perhaps the US government had known about this phenomenon for decades? How long might government lie about other pieces of information related to the UFO topic before they come out saying it was true all along? Like they did in 2019, confirming the Navy footage was authentic.

Let’s take a quick look at the next obvious question people ask when thinking about a UFO sighting: “Who is manning that craft? A human? An ET? Is it remote controlled?”

That question brings up the next: what evidence do we have of ET bodies? With this we inevitably all know that there is no publicly available evidence that suggest beyond any reasonable doubt that an ET body exists, however, we have credible whistleblowers from institutions many often trust who have stated quite clearly that government knows about different ET species and even has ET bodies. Do we trust them? Can we be more open to this reality given their testimony? If not, why do we trust these types of credentialed people for COVID information but not ET information?

Which leads to even bigger questions: do we really lack the information to make informed decisions about the UFO and ET phenomenon? Or are we too busy protecting our existing worldview to take an honest and unbiased look?

Popular By Design?

I also want to point out that I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon take place within media as it relates to controversial conversations and it makes me hypothesize whether there are ulterior motives involving social engineering at play. I’ll explain. But before I do, let me be clear, I don’t support the idea of censorship or the banning of free speech. I don’t believe certain people should be censored while others not.

It’s no secret that in recent years, many people have been losing trust in government and mainstream media due to a lack of transparency, obvious agendas, and consistent lies. People have no reason to fully trust these sources anymore, and so they have looked elsewhere with different perspectives. As a result, independent media has gained a lot more influence when it comes to informing public perception. You might imagine that those with a monopoly on information might not be too happy about this. Powerful and wealthy people who enjoy having the media outlets they bought to influence public perception would see a loss in their power as well.

When I think of things like the resurgence of the ‘flat earth’ discussion that began years ago on Reddit, YouTube, and other social media sites, I wonder how and why this random topic blows up in pop culture instead of fizzling out like so many other trends do.

With flat earth, people began adamantly claiming that beyond all reasonable doubt, the earth was flat, and this was the biggest secret kept from humanity. Huge YouTube channels popped up, documentaries were made about it, and major NBA and pop culture influencers were all on board.

I decided to look into it all  for a few days, and as an open minded person and journalist who spends a ton of time reading paranormal and supernatural research, the evidence and arguments for a flat earth were bad. I didn’t see any reason to take it seriously. This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t look at a new piece of evidence should someone provide one, but from having looked into the subject, there really isn’t anything there that is worth time in exploring further.

Is it possible that subjects like this are seeded out into the collective consciousness to see what people will pick up on? What they will believe? Perhaps an experiment by intelligence agencies who seem obsessed with sniffing habits, data, and culture through mass surveillance?

The resurgence of flat earth and the amount of clout it was getting in pop culture made me feel odd. Was it being placed into large conversations and given so much algorithmic power on social media so that a topic so obviously wrong can now be the focus of a pointing finger that says: “see, look what happens when people talk online, they believe crazy things.” I wasn’t incredibly convinced by my theory, but I was open to it. However it was further solidified when the Q phenomenon took over next.

The Q phenomenon, or as it’s known in the mainstream ‘Qanon,’ is based on the idea that a secret group of ‘patriots behind Donald Trump were working to pull off an intelligence operation to inform the public that Trump and team were poised to take down an evil cabal that ran the world. This subject was everywhere. Mainstream media covered it constantly, using it to show how everyone who believed in it were unhinged, crazy, conspiracy theorists who likely had sociopathic tendencies. It made its way into politics and was brought up in countless mainstream discussions leading into the 2020 US election. It became a clear cultural position: “if you believe in Qanon and the subjects related to it, you’re a dangerous and crazy conspiracy theorist.”

Once that was clear and in place, mainstream pundits and other pop culture voices began using “Qanon” to take down anyone who believed in discussing any other controversial subject. Vaccines, COVID, UFOs, Aliens, you name it – if you wanted to ask questions about these topics in a way that was not accepted in the mainstream, you might as well be one of those crazy “Qanon” people.

Then comes the discussion of evidence. For “Q” it was one of those you either believe or you don’t type conspiracies. But with so many of the other topics being systematically linked to Q, like vaccines or UFOs, does it matter if there is actual evidence to support the controversial conversations people are having? It would appear that it doesn’t, because the culture had made any of these subjects synonymous with the more extreme and unfounded views seen within Q enthusiasts.

Did the Q phenomenon become a useful tool for censorship? An opportunity to grab hold of every controversial narrative and say no one can talk about this except for trusted sources, or else look… crazy Qanon people will shoot up Capitol Hill if we don’t stop all of this madness.

Back in the summer of 2020 I wrote an essay called “Conspireality: Time for a Serious Conversation?” It’s purpose was to have a discussion about the fact that YES, conspiracy is real, it exists, and your government lies to you, we know this for a fact, but it doesn’t mean that EVERYTHING is a conspiracy. It also goes on to suggest that we have to be more discerning in critical in our thinking and exploration of these topics, as some information is flat out false and it takes away from the legitimate information that can be focused on to create change.

Further, it suggests that if we aren’t careful as a culture, big tech and governments will work to shut down any inquiry into these topics as too many are going about it in an unbalanced way, often with no evidence or fake evidence. It’s my feeling that this approach doesn’t help with meaningful progression and conversation, but actually pulls down all conversation around controversial topics.

So I asked, are people going about this information in that manner actually speeding up the censorship process? After all, much of what they post is indeed false.

I said, and still say, all of this with first hand experience. Having had our social media accounts shut down, demonetized, our website removed from Google news, all because we talk about subjects that sound like the ‘crazy Qanon people or flat earthers.’ It doesn’t matter that we go about these subjects in a credible, evidence based manner, we are guilty by association. This inevitably led me to ask: is it possible that powerful social engineers actually spent time focusing deeply on some of these extreme topics purposefully, to set up a call and need to take down that which was obviously false, and bring down all other ‘uncontrollable’ yet truth-filled conversations in the process?

I can’t help but see that these subjects acted as a magnet to suck all sound alike conversations into the abyss of censorship. And even as we watched it all happened, many of my colleagues criticized me for simply bringing forth the question: should we be thinking more critically about which conspiracies are real and which are not, and how we might go about having a more grounded conversation about it all so that mass culture doesn’t cancel ALL conversation?

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