The “lethality” of coronavirus COVID-19 is being trumpeted by every media today. The purpose of this whole inflating hysteria surrounding the virus is obvious: to sow fear among the workers — i.e., ideological terror (Latin terror — “fear, dread”) is on hand. In order to do this, small bites of information, minimum objective facts and maximum subjective interpretations are reported.
All these are “classical” methods of manipulation, which have been already tried out by Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry in Fascist Germany, — they are preformed by giving out information in fragments, in small unrelated parts, so that a person wouldn’t be able to build up a complete picture in his head and form a cause—and—effect relation; the truth must be dissolved and drowned in a sea of lies and insignificant details; in the broadcasts, the emphasis is made not on the facts, but on emotions, because, as it is known, the stronger a person’s emotional reaction is, the harder it is for him to use critical perception.
Let’s try to summarize the data regarding mortality of the coronavirus in Russia. As of March 31, 2020, there were 2 337 cases of the infection registered in Russia, 124 people recovered and 17 died.
Two thousand three hundred thirty three cases per a 140 million population of the Russian Federation is less than two people per 100 000 of population. At the same time, “according to the data provided by the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza: the average number of influenza illnesses and acute viral respiratory infections (AVRI) in Russia is 848 cases per 100 000 inhabitants”. Thus, there was no actual reason to declare an epidemic of coronavirus in Russia! However as we know, it was declared; In violation of all the rules and principles of epidemiology; Backing it up with lethality (danger to people).
Well, let’s deal with the lethality, we too have the statistics on it: 17 out of 2337 infected have died. That means the lethality rate of coronavirus is currently 0.72% in Russia, according to the official data.
Note that the lethality rate of ordinary flu and ARVI is 2-3%. According to the World Health Organization data, from influenza epidemics annual dies from 290 000 to 650 000 people around the world and 3-5 million people get severe flu-related complications. Complications most often occur in the respiratory system (the most common illness is pneumonia), also the organs of the cardiovascular system, hematopoiesis, nervous and genitourinary systems can be defected. However, no one is getting hysterical on this occasion in the media, nor imposes house arrest regimes on millions of people around the world.
Let’s try to figure out who hasn’t survived the COVID-19 infection. The deaths of people listed below have been officially linked to the COVID-19 (the numeration below is sequential and corresponds to the time the death of the citizen was announced in the media).
1. 1st and 2nd on March 25, 2020, two elderly patients, aged 73 and 88, died in Moscow with a positive coronavirus test result. The patients had “various pathologies and pneumonia”. The details of the diagnoses are not revealed.
Before that, two women died in Russia whose names also were attempted to include in the list of victims of the virus: it was stated that they were COVID-19 positive. However, the forensic medical experts found out another cause of death of the first woman’s death — a detached clot. The second woman had the final stage of cancer and she died from cancer.
3. On March 27, 2020, a woman aged 70 died in Moscow. She had been suffering from diabetes mellitus, terminal renal failure and other diseases for 20 years.
4. On the 27th March 2020 a 56-year-old woman died in Moscow. The operational headquarters noted that the woman had one lung lacking after suffering a cancer.
5. On the 28th March 2020 a 57-year-old man, who returned from a trip abroad, died in Orenburg. The regional minister of Healthcare reported that this man had “related (chronic) diseases” and he had been on artificial lung ventilation.
6. On the 28th March 2020 in St. Petersburg the Governor, Alexander Beglov, reported that a man died at the Botkin Hospital (age unknown). “The cause of death will be determined after autopsy,” stated the governor.
7. On March 29, 2020, a 56-year-old man died in Pskov. The Region Governor, Mikhail Vedernikov, reported, “The man had serious concomitant pathologies: a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension.”
We were not able to find information in detail about other deaths. We would appreciate it if our readers could help us complete this list.
What conclusions ought to be made from the mentioned above?
The first conclusion. Obviously, coronavirus lethality has been over exaggerated a hundred times. In comparison with the ordinary flu and ARVI, as we noted above, lethality rate of the flu is 3-4 times higher than the lethality of “horrific” COVID-19.
The second conclusion. People had died not from the virus itself, but from severe chronic pathologies. Coronavirus served just as a trigger. And that’s not surprising, because this virus is basically just a regular ARVI. No more, no less.
So why did the capitalist governments in Russia and the world do need such “decisive” measures to prevent and localize the virus? After all, it is obvious that the measures are extremely inadequate to the real threat. The inflation of the hysteria around the “killer virus” is artificial, and it is beneficial only to the largest monopolies, which want to survive the next capitalist crisis in this way (de facto they want to postpone the collapse of the entire rotten capitalism’s production system).
The largest capital has turned to open terror, both ideological and physical terror (the enforced isolation of millions of people in their houses all over the world is a proof). And this conversion happened as fast as a lightning. We actually have been pressed against the wall.
Now is the time for millions of workers to say their word. The choice is simple: or to be sheeps for sacrifice, or to be free people and hold our heads high!
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