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Renowned German Scientists Publish A Book Titled “Corona, False Alarm? Facts & Figures”

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    Two well known scientists who reside in Germany, in June, published a book questioning what we are hearing from the mainstream with regards to COVID-19.

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    Is this fake news? No, the book is actually real. Are the contents and conclusions of the book fake and false? Facebook fact checkers may have you believe yes, but should information not be censored so people can decide for themselves?

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Like so many other topics these days, COVID-19 is caught up in a massive wave of differing opinions with regards to what’s happening, how it’s being handled, and how dangerous it really is. Mainstream media, the World Health Organization, and government health authorities have constantly warned the citizenry that we are dealing with a dangerous pandemic on par with something the world has never seen before, and it’s something that’s going to be here for a while. According to them, this is evident by the number of deaths that have taken place as a result of the virus and the health implications that can come after one contracts COVID-19, like permanent lung damage for example.

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Never before has our world been so polarized. On the other side of this perspective, there are thousands of doctors and scientists around the world who are claiming, and who have claimed, that COVID-19 is not nearly as dangerous as it’s being made out to be, that it’s nothing more than a seasonal flu, and that lockdown measures are not only unnecessary but harmful psychologically, biologically and economically. Take for example The Great Barrington Declaration, which now has approximately 45,000  signatures from doctors and scientists opposing lockdown measures. It’s one of many examples.

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What compliments this polarization is a massive censorship campaign. Doctors and scientists who have shared their research and opinions suggesting that COVID-19 is not as dangerous as it’s being made out to be, or present any information that opposes what the World Health Organization has shared have been subjected to extreme censorship and ridicule by multiple social media platforms, Facebook fact-checkers, and mainstream media outlets. On this side of the coin, these health professionals don’t get any airtime from mainstream media outlets and their research and opinions continue to remain unacknowledged by the masses.

What Happened:  Two renowned scientists based in Germany, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Karina Reiss Ph.D  have published a book titled “Corona, False Alarm? Facts & Figures.

It was published in June 2020, and in its first six weeks it sold 200,000 physical copies and 75,000 e-books.

Dr. Bhakdi received his MD in 1970.  He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg from 1972 to 1976, and at The Protein Laboratory in Copenhagen from 1976 to 1977. He joined the Institute of Medical Microbiology at Giessen University in 1977 and was appointed associate professor in 1982. He was named chair of Medical Microbiology at the University of Mainz in 1990, where he remained until his retirement in 2012. Dr. Bhakdi has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, for which he has received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. He’s one of the most cited scientists in German history.

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Implementation of the current draconian measures that are so extremely restrict fundamental rights can only be justified if there is reason to fear that a truly, exceptionally dangerous virus is threatening us. Do any scientifically sound data exist to support this contention for COVID-19? I assert that the answer is simply, no. – Bhakdi.

Karina Reiss studied biology at the University of Kiel where she received her PhD in 2001. She became assistant professor in 2006 and associate professor in 2008 at the University of Kiel. She has published over sixty articles in the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, inflammation, and infection, which have gained international recognition and received prestigious honors and awards.

These are two out of thousands who feel the way they do. So ask yourself, are they stupid, dumb, have no idea what they are talking about and spreading false information about COVID-19? Why are we so polarized? Why have we been made to believe that those who believe COVID-19 is of great concern are stupid, and the same of others who don’t? What is happening on our planet? Why have we become so separated in our beliefs about what is going on and why is one side always bashed, ridiculed, and censored by the powerful machine that is mainstream media?

The book description reads as follows:

No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.

In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures—including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking—have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health. Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Reiss provide dates, facts, and background information, including:

  • How Covid-19 compares with previous coronaviruses and the flu virus

  • What infection numbers and the death rate really tell us

  • The challenges around lockdown: Were the protective measures justified?

  • Mandatory mask-wearing: Does the science support it?

  • Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?

Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts—and encourages you to form your own opinion on the corona crisis.

This Article May Be Marked As False or Misleading By Fact Checkers: By simply publishing an article and presenting the research and opinion by experts in the field, we here at Collective Evolution may be subjected to “fact-checking” by multiple organizations affiliated with Facebook that have been tasked to do this.

We would argue that we are simply presenting information from a credible source, and the idea or claim they are presenting is completely up for the reader to explore and decide on. It’s truly mind-altering to think that so many doctors and scientists have been censored, ridiculed and scrubbed from social media platforms for simply sharing information, information that’s highly debatable as to whether or not it’s true or false.

Concluding Comments: How polarized are we in our beliefs about COVID-19? Why is the information coming from one side heavily censored and ridiculed? Why can’t we have open transparent conversations about COVID-19 that include all narratives from experts in the field instead of constantly hearing that government health authorities are always right? What is going on here?

At the end of the day, no matter what we believe, it’s key to empathize with a person who holds a complete opposite opinion and understand where they are coming from and why they feel the way they do. This is the only way we can start to understand why we all believe what we do, and what makes us believe these things? We need to have more dialogue, more transparency, less censorship, and more information, not the opposite. The solution to misinformation, I believe, is more information and more education.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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