Chuck Baldwin writes on Facebook, 3/19/20:
Why don’t they tell us this?
Tens of thousands of people die from the flu every year, and no one panics. Over 60,000 Americans died of the flu in the 2019 flu season and over 80,000 Americans died of the flu during the 2018 flu season. That computes to more people dying from the flu—just in America in one month alone—than have died from corona in the entire world to date.
Think of it another way: Every year, as many or more Americans die of the flu than were killed in all of the Vietnam War. And no panic! No closed restaurants. No empty shelves in stores. No presidential plea to stay home. No closed churches. No businesses shutting down. No panic!
Why don’t the media tell us that the coronavirus has been around since the 1960’s? Why don’t they tell us that 30% of common colds stem from this virus?
Why don’t they tell us that 80% of people who contract corona show only “mild” symptoms? Tom Hanks and his wife were diagnosed with corona, and they left the hospital smiling and happy just 5 days later.
Why don’t they tell us that the global mortality rate of corona is just 1% and that the mortality rate of corona in the U.S. is only 0.65%?
Why don’t they tell us that the unusually high mortality rate of the virus in Italy is due to the way that country is rationing medical care–even denying medical care to those over 80? Why don’t they tell us that even for people over the age of 80, the COVID-19 survival rate is over 80%?
The mortality rate of the coronavirus is only 2.9% in Hubei province, China, where Wuhan is located. In the rest of China, the mortality rate is 0.4%. Remember the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan that was supposedly thoroughly infected with the coronavirus? The mortality rate of the virus on the ship was 0.85%. Why don’t they report those facts?
You know why they don’t report those facts. They are deliberately creating fear and panic.
The coronavirus or any other “emergency”—real or imagined—does NOT cancel or negate the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
That’s why I’m saying, what we are witnessing is Medical Martial Law. It is unadulterated, unabashed government tyranny.
Know this: The Big Government, Police State policies that are starting to take root in our country right now will be with us a long time after the coronavirus is gone.
We have far more to fear from Big Government tyranny than we do from any virus.