What we are seeing today could only be dreamed of by Hitler, y"sh and Stalin, y"sh.
How do you deprive 7 billion people of their livelihood and their freedom of movement, putting them literally under house arrest, with no resistance?
You tell them their lives and the lives of their families depend on their willing compliance and you coerce all their communal leaders to threaten them with ostracism if they resist in any way. And you convince them that the assassin which will seek them out is invisible and deadly 100% of the time regardless of what their eyes see and the experts report.
As has been pointed out many times, but which few people seem to hear, is that these measures are not really intended to prevent people catching the disease, which is impossible in any case, only to slow it's progression so as not to overwhelm the healthcare system all at once (so they claim).
Seeking the Elusive “Herd Effect” to Beat back CoronavirusSo if it's so contagious within the confines of a synagogue (as they claim), why not use that as your test population? Or is there really more (a lot more) to all this?
...The “herd effect” or “herd immunity” – another term used by those scientists – happens when a large proportion of a population develops an immune response to a certain disease, forcing the virus to run out of hosts and retreat. Large-scale vaccinations may trigger this effect by disrupting the chain of infection.
But the size of this proportion – and therefore critical mass – varies from virus to virus and has not been discovered yet in the case of covid-19.
An ordinary flu vaccination program counts 70pc as critical mass since it is enough to protect the remaining, unvaccinated 30pc. That’s how you get “herd immunity.” It is hard to determine how this works case by case. And no one knows whether the proportion of recovered cases from the covid-19 pandemic has become large enough to beat the virus into retreat.
Because of these imponderables, total closure of a population is counter-productive, Sharon Mikhailov, biologist and former researcher at the Sheba Medical Center, tells DEBKA Weekly. Partial closures are preferable when conducted in controlled stages. They permit the disease to advance in controlled clusters in stages, thereby avoiding overtaxing the hospitals, while contributing to the build-up of a critical mass of immune subjects. By this method, if closely controlled, the entire population may eventually become immune to infection.
The formula of partial lockdown should enable health authorities to keep the outbreak and the death toll sustainable. The supermarket is a good venue for controlled clusters. It is virtually the only public place where people may move away from home and within their neighborhoods. There, they may touch products and mingle, inevitably encountering some covid-19 carriers in a controlled, identifiable environment.
However, the trouble is that the Israeli Health Ministry’s program, while seeking to establish the point at which covid-19 reaches critical mass for generating the elusive “herd immunity,” holds to strict criteria for testing. They exclude from the testing program the priceless input available from local family practitioners and district medical centers. The criteria are limited to testing patients rushed to hospital with acute symptoms and put on respirators, although some will die regardless; those patients’ contacts; and travelers returning from overseas.
However, doctors working in the community are not authorized to refer patients suspected of contracting coronavirus for testing. Such an undocumented suspect will be free to visit the local supermarket and infect large numbers. This venue then ceases to be a controlled environment.
Because this regional category is excluded, the national testing program is short of the data for documenting the virus’ extent. The authorities are therefore caught off guard by unforeseen local outbreaks. Their stage-by-stage buildup towards the critical mass for herd immunity is quickly blown off course, with disastrous effect on the overburdened hospital staff and equipment. The doubling of the numbers of confirmed cases in Israel every three days – which began to happen this week – is way outside the authorities’ plan for a controlled progression of the infection.
Since this is not just our usual inept Israeli government, but a worldwide phenomenon, we have to ask: whose lame-brained, cockamamie idea was this anyway and cui bono - who benefits?