Coronavirus: Why Everyone Was Wrong
6-10-20, Beda M. Stadler is a biologist and professor emeritus; he is an important medical professional in Switzerland. This report is about Switzerland and not suggesting that the situation is exactly the same globally. We must look at real data not abstract [computer] models. Stadler said he'd never seen a scientific branch that maneuvered itself so much into the offside or understood why epidemiologists were so much more interested in the number of deaths, rather than in the numbers that could be saved; those with strong immune systems.
The coronavirus [aka Covid-19] is slowly retreating. What actually happened in the past few weeks [May/June 2020]? The experts have missed basic connections that the immune response against the virus is much stronger than we thought. I am also somewhat annoyed with many of my immunology colleagues who, so far, have left the discussion about Covid-19 to WHO and Fauci ... it’s time to criticize some of the main and completely wrong public statements about this virus:
Nobody asked for studies to prove that people in certain at-risk groups were dying. When the first statistics from China and later worldwide data showed the trend that almost no children under ten years old got sick, everyone should have made the argument that children clearly have to be immune. For every other disease that doesn’t afflict a certain group of people, we would come to the conclusion that that group is immune.
Just for fun, let’s call this group who refuses to accept common sense fact of immunity: “immunity deniers.” This new breed of deniers had to observe that the majority of people who tested positive for this virus, i.e. the virus was present in their throats, did not get sick:
- wanted a triage of over 80 year old Covid patients in order to stop ventilating them
- media that kept showing alarmist videos of Italian hospitals to illustrate a situation that as such didn’t exist
- all politicians calling for “testing, testing, testing” without even knowing what the test actually measures
What now as the virus is gone? It will probably come back in winter, but it won’t be a second wave, but just a cold. [Trump was right again!]
*Excerpted and adapted the full original report published in the Swiss magazine Weltwoche (World Week) on June 10, 2020 by Beda M Stadler, biologist and professor emeritus former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern, Austria here
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