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“PUTTING CORONA IN PERSPECTIVE”

Published by economists, sociologists, mathematicians, doctors, lawyers, physicists and artists in Austria and Germany on July 7, 2021.

The presented text is an excellent and scientifically documented generalized vision of the current Coronavirus pandemic. Those who have questions and/or doubts, but also those who firmly believe that the virus has completely overpowered us should read this article.

I would like to reference below a few highlighted points, given that, surely, not everyone will have time to read the approximately 70 pages (references in the original text). All of the following information consists of original citations (copied and pasted) of the referenced text. This comprises of a very subjective compilation of the statements that seem to be essential to me. The statements were not explicitly checked in detail for validity, but they are consistent, in accordance with the author’s experience.

The citations are as follows:

Page 11: As examined in 92 countries, nearly 105.000 children up to five years of age die from the flu. Conversely, in Austria, to date only one person who was younger than 15 years of age died from COVID-19.

Page 15: The international comparisons show that the countries without a lockdown have a lower mortality rate than the countries with a strict lockdown.

Page 18: The WHO classified COVID-19 in 2020 (with 1.8 million deaths) as the sixth cause of death, significantly behind thrombosis and embolisms, heart attacks, pulmonary diseases, lower respiratory tract infections and neonatal death. Why is the media machine not activated against these significantly over-represented diseases?

Page 19: Every year 452.000 people die in the EU due to air contamination; however, in 2020, 444.000.81, a smaller number of people, died because of/with/due to COVID-19.

Therefore, should not the governments take the same measures to take action against air contamination as opposed to COVID-19?

Page 21: According to UNICEF, 168 million children have been out of class for almost a year. 1.500 million children were affected by the temporary closure of schools.

Page 22: Many people do not go to the doctor for fear of an infection. In Estiria (Austria), the number of deaths from heart attacks rose 80% in the spring of 2020. According to a study in 54 Italian hospitals, the number of heart attacks tripled, resulting in a fatal outcome.

Page 23: The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 12 million women lost access to contraceptive use as a result of the COVID-19 measures, which could have caused 1.4 unwanted pregnancies.

Unemployment in Austria increased to more than 570.000 in April 2020, an all-time record since World War II. According to the UN, 47 million employment positions continue to be jeopardized throughout the world because of the COVID-19 measures.

Homelessness: In Austria, 17.000 people are threatened with eviction after the rental deferrals expired in the spring of 2020 due to the Coronavirus crisis.

According to the group IG Freie Musikschaffende, up to 22.000 musicians could not cover their cost of living.

Page 24: Whereas in 2020, if the postponement of insolvencies with government aid and the moratorium of the obligation of declaring bankruptcy were possible, then these could be doubled in Germany in 2021.

At the beginning of December, aid due to the Coronavirus in Austria rose to 27.000 million euros.

The national debt in the EU has skyrocketed, exceeding 79.2% of the GDP to 93.9%: 15% in a year.

In Italy, the number of people who live in poverty rose by one million in 2020. Only in Latin America, 45 million people have fallen into poverty as a result of the COVID protective measures.

Page 28: According to the institute of Austrian market studies, Market-Institut, between the beginning of 2020 and 2021, the trust in Austrian democracy and political culture has been reduced in half.

In the spring of 2020, the German Ethics Council wrote: “The legitimacy of any strategy ends if damages to health, economy and socio-psychology predominate.”

On December 2020, the member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) Michael Esfeld wrote: “There exist numerous scientific studies according to which the years of life that are lost far exceed the maximum benefit attainable of the years of life that are saved.”

According to a Gallup survey at the beginning of 2021, the 25% of the population supported the protests against government measures. In this regard, this is a shockingly erroneous analysis and a massive defamation to associate a third of the population to right-wing extremists.

The Sociologist Maurizio Bach concludes: “That is when the exchange of opinions, the mediation of interests and the range of agreements – the basic mechanisms of liberal democracy – are replaced by the premise of the fundamental lack of alternatives referring to the decisions that are made by the government, together with a great pressure of conformity. Accordingly, the way is paved towards an authoritarian form of politics.”

Page 31: It is also worrisome that the private monopolistic Internet platforms, such as YouTube and Facebook, are deliberately and extensively restricting the freedom of speech. According to the V-Dem report by the University of Gothenburg, more than 70 countries restricted the free press in 2020, the year of COVID-19. In March 2020 the UN cautioned: “The restraining measures to control the virus must be based in the pursuit of legitimate public health objectives and must not be merely used to stifle disagreement.”

Page 32: That one of the previously most cited and thus most respected health scientists, Prof. John Ioannidis, is suddenly labeled "controversial" while Christian Drosten is considered an unquestionable authority, provides "proof" of regime-loyal reporting by fact-checkers (summarized by author).

Page 33: The WHO initially gave Covid-19 a mortality rate of 3.4%. That would be a factor of 34 compared to the flu: a horrific scene that was announced in a loud and threatening manner in the media around the world. One of the first evidence based studies that was conducted by a team that was led by the virologist Hendrik Streeck estimated a 0.37% mortality rate at most for the German municipality of Gangelt. The rate of 0.04% to 0.1% was determined regarding one of the first studies done concerning Wuhan. Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University put it at 0.125% in an early study, at 0.23% in another in October 2020, and at 0.15% in a third, and improved one in early 2021 - not far removed from the flu. Notwithstanding these findings, Christian Drosten was still talking about a factor of 16 compared to influenza in September 2020, based on a single (!) study from the USA.

One of the most interesting facts of the Coronavirus situation has been in the amount of deaths, and that there are still no differentiation of deaths due to and with COVID-19. Although previously, the norm was (including in multimorbidity cases) if the illness was most likely a cause of death, it would also appear as the cause of death in the death certificate (and in the case of uncertainty, the illness that resulted in hospitalization). In the case of COVID-19, one after the other, countries began to claim COVID-19 as the cause of death for all those who had deceased “that they tested positive up to four weeks before the time of death, including when COVID-19 was not the cause of death”.

Page 35: If the excess in deaths are not compared in total figures with previous years (in which case there is a slight excess mortality), but instead the increase in population of those in an older age group is taken into consideration, then actually there has not been an excess in deaths in countries such as Germany and Austria.

Page 37: The situation, with an incidence of 140, is interpreted by politicians in Germany as a catastrophe that makes radical lockdowns and curfews necessary. The former president of the College of Physicians of Berlin, Ellis Huber, states: “This incidence means that in a city of 10.000 inhabitants, two infections per day occur, and in a town of 1.400 inhabitants, two infections per week occur. Subsequently, one needs to see why and where the risks of infection have occurred, how those who are concerned live and whom they could infect. Also, this risk lies in approximately two people per day or per week. If the outbreak is due to positive consequences in a nursing home, then there is no sense in establishing curfews for 9.998 inhabitants. And if a business or a nursery school are infected, specific measures are required”.

Page 38: Another interesting chapter is one on “Testitis”. The controversy begins with exceptionally strange chronological facts on the PCR tests that were developed by Christian Drosten. Only a few days after the experts in China revealed the DNA of the virus, the virologist from the Charité in Berlin already had a protocol available. An interdisciplinary team of 22 experts faulted ten serious errors relating to this protocol.

Page 39: If the number of infections is low, the proportion of infected persons among those who have been examined decreases, which increases the possibility of errors in the tests. Of 60 positive results from a laboratory in Augsburg (Germany), 58 have been identified thereafter as false positives.

Still much more dramatic is the result of a current study from the University of Duisburg-Essen. After having reviewed 190.000 PCR test results, it is concluded that among the 50 and 75% of people who were examined whose tests were positive, they “were not contagious” due to a low viral count.

The German Association of Accredited Laboratory Physicians considers that the generalized PCR tests for all citizens “are not medically appropriate nor epidemiologically effective, but rather an unnecessary waste of economic resources”.

A study from Qatar regarding 130.000 subjects determined that a risk of contracting the disease again exists by 0.02%.

Page 39/40: A study by the University of Innsbruck in Ischgl (Austria) showed, including after years, that the quantity of antibodies only decreases very slightly: “Those who recuperated from the illness are also immune”, stated its President Florian Deisenhammer.

Page 41: Some studies have shown that the memory cells that are effective against COVID-19 were present in higher concentrations after six months. (…) There are studies that were conducted over a longer period of time on the Coronavirus SARS-1 in 2002. In these studies, the T cells were still detected, including 17 years after the infection. As such, it is even more concerning that the approved vaccines thus far against SARS-CoV-2 are intended primarily for the induction of short lived antibodies, in comparison with others which means that the vaccine will probably need to be repeated every 6 to 9 months, and this suggests a total of 34 vaccines in 17 years.

Another aspect that shows the strength of the human immune system is that some immune cells that have not had any contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus recognize the virus, and that shows us that a cross-immunity has occurred. Conversely, this could be an important reason why up to 80% of infections are asymptomatic.

Page 42: Those who have memory cells neither need a vaccine nor a PCR test ever again. Unfortunately, tests are not conducted concerning “cellular immunity”.

Page 43: Contrary to the images of terror of a “killer virus” or a “killer flu”, the SARS-CoV-2 effect varies greatly depending on the age group (risk of death from 0.00% and >25%), the risk group (multimorbidity, nursing homes), the region (Bergamo, Bronx) and the social class.

According to a study in China, the risk of death doubles in the event that high air pollution occurs. Therefore, why do the governments only want to protect us from COVID-19 but not from poverty (in the elderly) or from air pollution?

Conversely, in Germany, a total of 73.200 hospital beds were eliminated between 1998 and 2018, from 571.600 to 498.400. According to the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Assistance and Protection of the Consumer (BMSGPK), the number of hospital beds in Austria were reduced in absolute numbers between 2010 and 2019 from 64.008 to 63.838 and, in relative numbers, from 7.66 beds per every 1000 inhabitants to 7.19. It is also interesting that the number of intensive care beds available in Germany were reduced from 30.677 on June 1, 2020 to 23.801 beds at the end of the year, resulting in a 22% decline.

A report by the German Court of Auditors (BRH) on June 9, 2021 suggests the following: “The total occupancy rate of hospital beds was reduced from 75.1% in 2019 to 67.3% in 2020 (eight percentage points), and the beds from the intensive care units were reduced from 69.6% to 68.6%. In 2020, 4% was the average occupancy rate of intensive care unit beds with patients who tested positive with SARS-CoV-2.

Page 47: Based on scientific methods, 0.2% is the likelihood that the virus is of natural origin (zoonotic), while 99.8% is the probability that it came from laboratory negligence.

Johns Hopkins University: This is a privately funded university and its renowned panel on COVID was established by an institute that was originally military focused. This institute was founded in 1998 as the Center for Civil Defense Studies. From 1999, the institute has conducted various high level military exercises on bioterrorism to prepare governments, but also the mass media for pandemics that are induced by terrorism and to design a coordinated course of action on an international scale.

Page 49: The last question in this section is to why the WHO in 2005 significantly changed the classification of the phases of a pandemic. While until 2005, the “pandemic phase” was still divided into four stages (1. different countries 2. different regions 3. decay in countries of origin, but not in other countries, 4. new upsurge), from 2005, there has been only one stage: “increased and persistent transmission and in the general population.”

Page 50: The vaccines against COVID-19 that are currently used are developed in accelerated research (“telescoped”) and were “conditionally” approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) well before the studies were completed. The vaccines can avert a serious outcome of illness and prevent deaths. Nevertheless, the absolute reduction in risk (RAR) is low in the population due to the reduced risk of illness, positioned between 0.84% and 1.3%. Therefore, it is likely that tens of thousands of people need to be vaccinated in order to prevent a single death from COVID-19.

Page 51: The virologist Alexander Kukelé communicated to the Central German Radio Broadcast Channel (mdr ) in May 2021 that a pandemic has never been able to be eliminated by means of a vaccination, and a vaccine based on a new active substance has never been utilized in all age groups on a global level. Kukelé described the vaccine campaign as a “worldwide experiment” and spoke against vaccinating children.

Page 52: In many countries military spending “has been” increased: In 2020, the defense spending of the European NATO countries increased by 2%. Germany also raised its military expenditure by 5.2%, while the GDP was reduced by 5.0%.

Page 54: This is the paradox of the current crisis: On the one hand, it is gratifying to desire to protect the population from SARS-CoV-2 by mechanistic means such as lockdowns. On the other hand, these methods are precisely ones that, by their chronic psychological stress potential, increase the risk of infection by immunosuppression related to stress and becoming gravely ill with COVID-19.

When Bill Gates states that “we will vaccinate seven billion people”, he appears to assume that not one single person has an immune system that is capable of fighting the virus. With 80% of asymptomatic patients, this is clearly an erroneous conclusion. (Author’s note: Maybe this has something to do with his experience with Microsoft/Windows?)

The historical subtext is, in part, that our culture has forgotten how to die with dignity and the prolonging of life with the help of equipment and intensive care has become, consequently, an end in itself.

For us, the question “How do I wish to die?” is an inherent part of the question “How do I want to live?” And it is simply not only because nature constantly shows us that life and death and the beginning and the end form a great cycle and a unit, but it is also because we have dignity.

Page 60: Pursuant the spirit of the Ottowa Charter that was adopted by countries like Germany and Austria as members of the WHO, we propose a third way between "lockdown" and "let it run".

Constructive proposals follow which should be discussed in detail - but are no longer referred to here. The interested reader is kindly requested to focus on the original document.

With the desire of having sparked an interest in this exceptional work, I wish all my readers who have shown an interest in this summary a 2021/2022 filled with health.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. med. Hans-Bernd Bludau

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Advent, Christmas, New Year, Epiphany: now the time of feasting begins again.
And some people rightly ask themselves: "What do my blood lipid levels say - can I eat as I please, or do I have to watch out?" If the cholesterol level is permanently elevated, it can lead to deposits in the arteries and subsequently to their calcification, to heart attacks or strokes. But when is it too high?
The reference value for total cholesterol is 200mg/dl. However, it is important to know the values of the individual components, the so-called "bad" LDL as well as "good" HDL and the new medical recommendations! It is no longer primarily about the cholesterol content of food - the hen's egg has been rehabilitated - but much more about its content of saturated and unsaturated trans fats. They are the ones that change our cholesterol and they are mainly found in industrially produced foods, in fried foods and baked goods, in biscuits and crisps, in puff pastry, instant soups and also in breakfast cereals that are advertised as healthy. Besides these trans fats, the ratio of the total amount of calories to our physical activity has a significant influence on our cholesterol!
Today, cholesterol levels can be determined quickly and precisely by a blood test - and a short time later you will know how your blood lipids are doing. To make sure you stay healthy during the upcoming gourmet weeks, we offer a cholesterol test for 30€ from 1-31 December

Durchfall, Bauchschmerzen und/ oder Blähungen, Übelkeit und Erbrechen – diese Symptome können auf eine Infektion mit „Giardia lamblia“ hinweisen, einem Parasiten, der sowohl Menschen als auch viele Tierarten befällt und fäkal-oral übertragen wird.

Das heißt, die Zysten (widerstandsfähige Dauerformen) der einzelligen Giardien, auch Lamblien genannt, werden mit dem Stuhl ausgeschieden. Die Übertragung von Mensch zu Mensch geschieht durch unzureichende Hygiene, zum Beispiel, wenn die Hände nach der Toilettenbenutzung nicht ausreichend gereinigt werden. Indirekt steckt man sich durch verunreinigtes Trinkwasser und Lebensmittel, wie Rohkost aus Freilandanbau, sowie durch schwimmen in verschmutzten Gewässern an. 

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Although we leave it for later and don’t want to think about it: bowel cancer prevention must be a preoccupation for all of us. The medical examination is obviously a sensitive and intimate subject, but it can save lives.

For bowel cancer there is no rule as there can be many kinds of symptoms, often it is not diagnosed and detected too late. For early detection, it is important for patients of 50 years old and over to have preventive check-ups. This allows for an evaluation of the risk of bowel cancer and in case of doubt, more tests are carried out. The preventive check-up consists of a manual examination of the rectum and a stool sample analysis for blood. Every 5 years a complete colonoscopy must be done.

According to the current knowledge from science, having a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risks of bowel cancer. Some of those are:

  • A wholegrain diet with a lot of vegetables, some fruits, fish and biological poultry, oils without saturated fats such as thistle, linen, olive or sunflower oil.
  • Very little animal fat such as red meat.
  • Regular bowel transit.
  • Normal body weight.
  • Moving a lot and regular sports’ activities.
  • No smoking and avoid excessive alcohol consumption.

With those measures, it is not possible to avoid the risk of bowel cancer because apart from genetic predisposition, there can be unknown factors. Therefore, a preventive check is also important for people who have a healthy lifestyle.

published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY

The adipose fatty cells are not pretty even at their best, but for our health, a fat belly is more dangerous and doesn’t look nice either. Our body contains two type of fatty tissue. We can see the subcutaneous tissue of the bottom and on the hips. This is passive tissue that is used as energy storage for hard times and it also keeps our body warm.

The visceral fat is produced in the abdominal cavity and around the organs. Excess of this type of fat increases the risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and can cause a heart attack or a stroke. In order to check the state of our body, there is the famous Body Mass Index (BMI) test, but it is not ideal because it doesn’t take into account the location of the body fat. People with a normal weight but have a large abdominal perimeter are still at risk even though their BMI is under 25. A simple method is to measure it with a tape measure: if the abdominal perimeter of a man is above 102cm and above 88cm for a woman, the abdominal fat has reached critical level.

The good news: when the body needs energy, it first burns visceral fat. Sports, a balanced diet and daily active lifestyle can help lose weight. When we lose 100 grammes of visceral fat and our waist is one centimetre thinner, we are getting healthier.

 published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY

You won’t loose weight with fruits!

A smoothie for breakfast is good, but this fruit cocktail cannot help you loose weight ...
Sweet fruits have a high content in fructose, especially dried fruit. They can look healthier than sugar, but fructose is, like glucose, a monosaccharide (our table sugar is a 1:1 mix of both). 

But it gets worse: while glucose gets quickly through the digestive system and through the circulatory system to the points where it is required, like the brain, muscle tissue and then adipose tissue, fructose on the other hand, goes in an irregular manner to the points where the concentration is the lowest at the time, even if not required. 

90% of fructose in food go to the liver, where they are broken down. Some of its components, the triglycerides (that are also derivates from the sugar in alcohol), are deposited as fat in the liver and in the muscle system in order to stock up energy for times of scarcity. As nowadays we don’t carry out extremely physical work and we don’t have to endure hard winters, those deposits of fat accumulate and become excess weight. 

People who want to loose weight can have a diet of salads and seasonal fruits, but not fruit smoothies!

published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY

Diabetes is spreading all over the world. In the same way as infectious diseases used to, nowadays, this metabolic disorder is spreading in industrialised countries. If people put a lot of weight on, it is probably because they develop type 2 diabetes. But the genetic variation of diabetes type 1 is also increasing.

Diabetes is a disorder of the insulin production and, therefore, it is a sugar metabolism problem and this causes a level of blood sugar that is too high. The limit for diabetes is a blood sugar level of 200mg/dl, when fasting the limit is 126 mg/dl.

When we talk about diabetes, normally we mean type 2 diabetes, the most common type. In the case of elderly people or pregnant women, the pancreas produces less insulin than what is required, which means that there is a lack of insulin.

In the late stage of type 2 diabetes and in the case of the metabolic syndrome — a lot of excess weight, sugar metabolic and lipidic metabolism problems and high blood pressure – there is enough insulin, but it does not have any effect. This is called resistance to insulin. Often, symptoms are ambiguous such as tiredness, weakness or hunger sensation, but often it is detected by coincidence during a random blood test.

Typical risk factors to develop this disease are excess weight, sedentism and smoking.

With a careful diet and regular physical activity, we can improve the disease, reduce medicine and better regulate the level of blood sugar. The feared drops of sugar – that come with fainting, convulsions, palpitations, anxiety, sweating, confusion and problems with coordination of movements, orientation and concentration – are reduced.

published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY

Approximately 210 million patients worldwide suffer from COPD. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) it is the third cause of death worldwide. 
The abbreviation COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Signs such as respiratory problems and persistent cough are the first symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

The causes are harmful substances such as those contained in cigarette smoke and the fine dust that sticks to the lungs and cause inflammations. While those symptoms may appear sporadically, alterations can recede if the cause is eliminated. The consequence is the progressive reduction of lung functions. If it is not chronic bronchitis, it can become  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The consequence is the progressive reduction of lung alveolus (pulmonary emphysema). This also causes pulmonary hyper-inflammation. Lungs lose slowly their capacity to work. People affected have problems breathing and the lack of air reduces their capacity. At the beginning, the disease is noticeable during efforts and when it is more advanced it is also noticeable at rest. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease cannot be cured completely, but for each phase of the disease, there are therapies to stop it. 
The first and most important is to stop smoking immediately. If not, treatment is useless. Therapy consists in medicines, physical activities, breathing therapy, adapting the diet and various preventive measures. If patients respect those medical instructions, they will stand good chances of maintaining or even improving their lungs' health.

published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY

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