COVID Conflicts: Asymptomatic Testing, Lack of Hazard to Children


Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical system engineering and main groups in complicated problem-solving. On his web site,,1 he gives steering on easy methods to decode science to remodel your well being. In a podcast from December 11, 2020, he interviewed Dr. Reid Sheftall about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Sheftall is an clever surgeon, having scored within the 99.95 percentile on the SATs and off the size on his medical board and surgical board exams. He begins by explaining that the SARS-CoV-2 is just 100 nanometers in dimeter, which is smaller by one-fourth than SARS-2 virus, which is just 100 nanometers in diameter, which is smaller, by one-fourth, than the shortest wavelength that we are able to see within the seen spectrum.

He is been utilizing social media to write down essays about totally different facets of the virus and the insurance policies that have been enacted due to what he calls “errors that have been made early on” within the pandemic. Listed below are seven of Sheftall’s predictions and corrections, together with the date by which he made them, that are lined in additional element throughout the interview:

  1. Sars-CoV-2 has an an infection mortality charge that is the same as or lower than the flu (March 15).
  2. Masks will not cut back the transmissibility (March 15), however consultants nonetheless say they do.
  3. Lockdowns not solely is not going to work, however will trigger a lot loss of life and destruction, together with lack of jobs and insurance coverage, life financial savings and different assets, as much as and together with lack of life (March 17). Consultants are nonetheless lobbying to be used of lockdowns.
  4. We should always not shut colleges as a result of we do not shut them for the flu, which is a a lot deadlier illness than SARS-2 in that age group (March 18).
  5. The explanation the instances and deaths are so low in Asian international locations will not be due to higher testing, racing and lockdowns, because the consultants have stated and proceed to say, however is due to “immunity in place” because of cross reactivity of SARS-2 with beforehand encountered coronaviruses. That is mediated by cross reacting reminiscence B and T cells, secretory IgA (August 10, not but confirmed).
  6. We’re not experiencing “second waves” within the U.S. They’re first waves in numerous components of the nation because the virus marches by way of totally different local weather sorts in numerous areas (August 10).
  7. There aren’t 40 million instances within the U.S. There are no less than 160 million (October 17).

An infection Fatality Price Has Been Fallacious Because the Starting

Early on throughout the pandemic, an infection mortality charge claims various from 2.7% to 7%, with most being within the 4% vary. In accordance with Sheftall, that is “about 40 occasions too excessive” and ended up inflicting panic and worry within the public. He discovered the an infection mortality charge was unsuitable as a result of he seen one thing necessary: The vast fluctuations in mortality charges did not add up:

“As a surgeon, we seen that surgical outcomes are very shut. From an excellent surgeon to a really mediocre surgeon, the mortality and morbidity could be very shut.

But, after I heard the details about what had occurred in Italy, the place 7%, supposedly, of the folks contaminated have been dying and in Germany, the place it was a lot decrease, I am pondering that does not make sense as a result of the Italians would name their German colleagues and discover out if one thing was being completed otherwise and alter one thing, and the speed ought to be very near the identical. So, I knew there was an issue.”

Sheftall prompt that choice bias was getting used within the counting of instances, and organizations such because the World Well being Group and the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention have been drastically undercounting the quantity of people that have been contaminated, which inflated the mortality charge.

Sheftall seemed for information by which each case had been counted, ending up with a cruise ship, in which each individual had been examined, and a small city in Germany that had additionally examined all residents. “After I crunched the numbers, the an infection fatality charge got here out to 0.14%, so I knew … there have been some gross errors happening.”

Sheftall posted his findings on Fb, solely to be instructed he was unsuitable. He then wrote letters to Fox and CNN, hoping to share the knowledge with the general public, however he did not hear again.

“What occurred, sadly, is that all people accepted these numbers as gospel, if you’ll, and proceeded to make fashions that have been manner off. Epidemiologists appeared on tv, they usually have been manner off.

The overall inhabitants, as I stated earlier than, started to panic after which the politicians have been in a position to — and I am not saying they have been nefarious on this — however they have been in a position to institute some insurance policies, which have been extraordinarily harmful … I do not assume most people would have agreed to lockdowns, for instance, if they’d recognized that the an infection fatality charge is 0.1% … the identical because the flu.”

Different consultants, like Stanford College’s illness prevention chairman Dr. John Ioannidis — an epidemiologist who has made a reputation for himself by exposing dangerous science — have additionally criticized global lockdown measures, saying they have been applied based mostly on flawed modeling and grossly unreliable information. Like Sheftall, Ioannidis prompt the an infection fatality charge was really 0.05% to 1%, with a median of about 0.25%.2

Shutting Down Faculties ‘Makes Completely No Sense’

Sheftall cites COVID-19 survival charges by age, posted by the CDC September 10, 2020, that are as follows:

  • Ages delivery to 19: 99.997%
  • Ages 20 to 49: 99.98%
  • Ages 50 to 69: 99.5%
  • Ages 70 and up: 94.6%

This interprets right into a 0.1% an infection fatality charge, utilizing the CDC’s personal numbers — and the CDC is without doubt one of the businesses that cited a 4% an infection fatality charge early on. Sheftall could not discover information on the survival charge of school-aged kids from 5 to 17 years, however he did uncover that there have been 51 COVID-19 deaths reported in that age vary from March 1 to September 10, 2020.

“Now there are 56.4 million college students in elementary, center and highschool in the US so meaning the probabilities by inhabitants, not by an infection however by inhabitants, are lower than 1 in a million per 12 months for a pupil at school, and that is crucial as a result of we have shut down the colleges in America, which causes a whole lot of issues,” he stated.

Given these numbers, shutting down colleges “makes completely no sense,” as he famous that yearly greater than 200 school-aged kids, on common, die from the flu throughout a five-month flu season. “So, if you wish to be constant … if you are going to shut the colleges for SARS-CoV-2 you need to shut them yearly for the flu as a result of it is really far more extreme within the school-age group.”

However closing colleges has penalties, as has been made readily obvious throughout the pandemic. Interruptions in studying are frequent — “they did a survey in Boston and solely half the kids have been logging in” to digital studying, Sheftall stated, whereas others do not have cash for a laptop or web connection. Different points which will have been picked up on in school, like issues with imaginative and prescient or listening to, or instances of abuse, might also go unnoticed.

Asymptomatic Testing Goes ‘In opposition to Good Apply’

In accordance with The Atlantic’s COVID Monitoring Mission, extra than 230.3 million COVID-19 tests have been carried out within the U.S. as of December 20, 2020,3 which incorporates an unknown variety of exams carried out on folks with no signs.

The prices for such testing may very well be used for a extra productive objective, in response to Sheftall. Cummins additionally notes that “it is form of unethical and it is in opposition to good apply” to check asymptomatic folks at such an enormous charge. “The entire foundation of drugs,” he says, is to check folks with signs so you will discover out what’s unsuitable and deal with them accordingly. Sheftall continues:

“In 2017 to 2018 … between 70 and 80 million folks in America acquired the flu … no one seen for probably the most half and nobody was examined. I am a health care provider and I vaguely keep in mind that it was a nasty flu season. That was it. And but with COVID we’re testing so many individuals you would not consider it.”

Throughout a June 8, 2020, press briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Well being Group’s technical lead for the COVID-19 pandemic, made it very clear that asymptomatic transmission is very rare, which means a person who exams optimistic however doesn’t exhibit signs is extremely unlikely to transmit dwell virus to others.

A research in Nature Communications additionally discovered “there was no proof of transmission from asymptomatic optimistic individuals to traced shut contacts.”4 In the meantime, the COVID-19 exams are problematic in and of themselves.

These optimistic reverse transcription polymerase chain response (RT-PCR) exams have been used because the justification for maintaining giant parts of the world locked down for the higher a part of 2020, even supposing PCR tests have confirmed remarkably unreliable with excessive false end result charges.

A optimistic check doesn’t really imply that an lively an infection is current. The PCR swab collects RNA out of your nasal cavity. This RNA is then reverse transcribed into DNA. Nonetheless, the genetic snippets are so small they should be amplified as a way to turn out to be discernible.

What this does is amplify any, even insignificant sequences of viral DNA that is likely to be current to the purpose that the check reads “optimistic,” even when the viral load is extraordinarily low or the virus is inactive. In accordance with Sheftall:

“After we see all these optimistic instances, a few of them are older than they’re letting on. They’re calling them new instances. The check seems to be for messenger RNA fragments within the oral pharynx, OK? It is the swab check. It is an antigen check, OK, versus an antibody check.

And people fragments can keep in there for months after the affected person has recovered. That is No. 1. And No. 2, consider the title — it is polymerase chain response. The PCR check is an amplification check. It might take a tiny fragment and amplify it right into a billion fragments …

There are several types of immunological responses to a pathogen, one in all which is the barrier immunity. And you’ll have fragments of messenger RNA in your oral pharynx and have by no means gotten sick from the illness, by no means even registered on the size, no bullet, no sign, no nothing as a result of the barrier immunity injured the viruses early on and broke them into items, after which the PCR picks it up as a brand new check.”

Masks, Lockdowns Do not Work

Sheftall additionally compiled each day new deaths for six international locations, together with the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Sweden. All of them have comparable loss of life curves, regardless of whether or not they instituted lockdowns or not. He additionally discovered a graph (pictured at 40 minutes within the video) by which scientists in contrast the variety of instances in a area with how stringent the measures have been by the federal government, together with diploma of lockdown, group restrictions and masks mandates.

“You may see that there isn’t any reverse correlation such as you would anticipate … if the measures aren’t stringent it’s best to see extra instances, in response to their pondering … [but] it is the precise reverse of what the folks have been saying,” Sheftall stated. In actual fact, the graph largely exhibits decrease instances when much less stringent measures have been taken.

“It is the identical with masks introductions,” Cummins added. “If you happen to have a look at round 10 or 12 international locations the place they introduced in masks mandates, there was no influence on the curve … in any respect so the empirical science of our personal eyes is screaming at us: Masks and lockdowns do not actually transfer the needle a lot, possibly a bit of, however nobody needs to know. It is an ideology now. It is a faith.”

Sheftall studied masks utilization extensively and located masks mandates didn’t noticeably change the variety of instances or deaths the way in which they ought to if they really cut back transmissibility. International locations that used minimal masks weren’t worse off than neighboring international locations with masks mandates.

“As a result of statements by consultants and CNN commercials claiming that masks forestall viral unfold, mass hysteria descended on the world over the carrying of masks,” he stated. There have been instances of sizzling espresso being thrown in the faces of individuals not carrying masks, fines issued and different hysteria, over a measure that is not confirmed to work.

In actual fact, within the first randomized managed trial of extra than 6,000 people to evaluate the effectiveness of surgical face masks in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 an infection discovered masks didn’t statistically considerably cut back the incidence of an infection. Amongst masks wearers, 1.8% ended up testing optimistic for SARS-CoV-2, in comparison with 2.1% amongst controls.5

After they eliminated the individuals who didn’t adhere to correct masks use, the outcomes remained the identical — 1.8%, which suggests adherence makes no vital distinction.

Bringing within the Nice Reset

When the science flies within the face of the restrictions being imposed, it turns into clear that there is a sinister hidden agenda. Most of the international elite want this disaster and have been “fermenting panic for the previous eight months. Why they’re doing it you’ll be able to argue however the truth that they are doing it’s plain and apparent,” Cummins stated, including:

“The WHO drove the masks when it was totally antiscientific. They don’t seem to be silly, so why did they do this? The WHO equally is aware of the science on lockdowns and the analyses however they remorselessly not too long ago pushed lockdowns once more … they’re imploring governments to lock down arduous, they usually must know that that is the unsuitable factor to do.

So you’ll be able to go to the World Economic Forum (WEF). They’ve made it clear that this is a gigantic alternative to usher in the Nice Reset and to retool the world.”

Finally, Cummins believes there’s not one “single evil genius stroking a cat” that orchestrated a conspiracy, however relatively COVID-19 offered a possibility that a number of entities have used to additional their very own agendas. What you are able to do now could be preserve your eyes open and your ears tuned to the science, so you do not fall sufferer to the pointless panic and worry they’re in search of to trigger:

“China definitely exploited a brand new nasty virus and noticed it as an alternative to ship the fats, lazy, comfortable Westerners right into a tailspin. Why not? And the WEF has been very clear on its targets, and it is remorseless in driving them.

The WHO, the U.N., the European vaccine alliances, you understand, have plans for vaccine passports by 2021, they usually have been printed a 12 months or two in the past. I imply think about you needed vaccine and well being passports by 2021 after which corona got here alongside.

Are you able to think about the way you’d really feel? You’ll salivate, you’ll see an unlimited alternative to maneuver ahead lengthy plans and get them completed in six months. There is no conspiracy principle. It is simply unlucky {that a} huge array of very highly effective our bodies all just about see monumental alternative in Sars-CoV-2, after which all of them in all probability, to better or lesser extents, they discuss to every different and talk.

So, it is like everybody’s acquired the large payday now and I feel what we see is the results of … this enormous remorseless basic push towards hysteria as a result of it’ll allow everybody’s targets and the entire of the pharmaceutical trade is salivating. It is simply a type of phenomena that sadly has been exploited past perception.”