Virus deaths and hospitalizations on Monday, August 17 were lower than any other Monday since June 22, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the COVID Tracking Project:
The rise in daily infections was lower than any other Monday since June 22, Johns Hopkins revealed. New COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) infections reported Monday were lower than any day since June 24, it added.
Average new daily infections are reportedly either trending down (25 states and D.C.) or remain relatively flat (10) in the vast majority of the country this week, compared to the previous seven days.
As Nikitas3.com predicted months ago, this pandemic is much less severe than it has been made out to be. We were warned that 2.1 million Americans would die yet the official death number on August 19 was 171,833. And the guy in Britain who gave us the 2.1 million number is an academic named Neil Ferguson. He was tongue-tied when trying to explain why his forecasts are so inaccurate. For instance deaths from the virus in Sweden are just 5% of what he projected. In the US, just 8%.
Let Nikitas3.com explain it to you: These academics like Ferguson and bureaucrats like Fauci are left-wing politicians masquerading as “doctors” and “experts”. They love media attention and so they tell us all of this scary stuff even when they have no idea if it is true. They tell us what they wish was true. Fauci has been repeatedly wrong about the China virus. He was the guy who said in the 1980s that AIDS was going to break out into the heterosexual population and kill millions. It never happened.
By analyzing the virus crisis from the start Nikitas3.com believes that the real number of deaths is less than 60,000 and that the overwhelming majority of them are elderly people in their 70s, 80s and 90s who already had bad health conditions. The inflated death numbers, and even inflated infection numbers, come from false reporting that is done to make president Trump look bad by making the virus look worse than it really is.
For instance, one study of Florida infection rates found that hundreds of testing sites had reported 100% infection rates. They simply reported all of their positive tests and none of their negative tests.
The improving virus numbers have led the Fake News media to ramp up their sensational reporting about the virus. For instance, they report every new infection surge religiously even if it is in one small town or at one university. One radio station out of Albany, NY reports things like “anyone who visited such and such a store between Monday and Wednesday should monitor themselves for the virus” since one employee tested positive at the store even though that employee was wearing a mask. This is intended to generate hysteria about the virus, and keep it in the news in order to hurt the president.
In short, the media are constantly seeking to incite fear, which is what the media love to do in order to control us through emotion. Then remember the truth about this virus:
*It was unleashed on the world intentionally by communist China while the media and Democrats want us to forget that fact. New York Democrat governor Cuomo even called it a “European virus” since it came to New York from Italy. But Italy got it from China. Cuomo ignores this inconvenient truth.
*Infections do not mean sickness. Many people, perhaps millions, have tested positive for the virus but don’t even know that they have it. They have no symptoms.
*Most people who get sick from the virus recover fully. The “official” US death rate is 3% of total infections, but Nikitas3.com believes that it really is below 1%, perhaps even as low as one-tenth of 1%.
*Many positive tests are false. For instance, the governor of Ohio tested positive but two subsequent tests came back negative. Thus false positives could be in the hundreds of thousands or millions.
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted in July, when the number of US infections hit 3 million, that the real infection number could be as high as 30 million. Thus even the “experts” don’t know what is really going on.
*We didn’t see massive virus spikes after the riots and protests involving tens of thousands of people in big mobs. So the virus is nowhere near as contagious as they say.
Nikitas3.com believes that we are on the way to beating this virus and that the lockdowns were not necessary to begin with. Fortunately president Trump banned all flights from China on January 31. This probably saved 1 million American lives because we did not have infected Chinese flooding into the US and spreading the disease around.
Trump Feud Heats Up with Goodyear Tire Company
There was a photo on the internet allegedly from a Goodyear tire company diversity training session that showed a list saying that Blue Lives Matter and Trump/MAGA attire are “unacceptable” in the workplace while ‘black lives matter’ and LGBT slogans are “acceptable.”
President Trump slammed Goodyear. He tweeted on August 19 that we should all stop buying Goodyear tires. And that tweet caused Goodyear’s top management to try and cover up. A Goodyear statement said:
“To be clear on our longstanding corporate policy, Goodyear has zero tolerance for any forms of harassment or discrimination. To enable a work environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.”
Notice that they say “that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues”. In other words, white people and straight people and cops can buzz off. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany urged Goodyear to clarify its policy so that there is no mistake about what Goodyear really means.
Update: An audio recording shows that Goodyear executives stand behind their ban on MAGA and Blue Lives Matter attire. This is causing a huge reaction around the country as local and state governments cancel their Goodyear tire purchases for their police cars.
Update from The Gateway Pundit:
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s stock prices plummeted 6% after President Donald Trump called for a boycott of the company for banning “Make America Great Again” hats and “Blue Lives Matter” messages.
Trump on Wednesday wrote on Twitter, where he has 85 million followers, “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).”
“One minute later, shares of Ohio-based Goodyear fell to an intraday low of $9.15, representing an intraday decline of 6%,” Business Insider reported.
This shows how effective conservative boycotts are after liberals have been doing boycotts for decades, most of which have backfired.
This feud with Trump creates a sticky situation with NASCAR, which is a pro-Trump, pro-military, pro-police sport. NASCAR uses Goodyear tires exclusively. It should be interesting to see how this situation works itself out. After all president Trump is not concerned just about the censoring of MAGA hats, but of pro-cop Blue Lives Matter messages as well. One NASCAR race car even carries a ‘Back the Blue’ slogan.
This controversy raises a question: “Why have so many corporations become liberal in the first place?” and “Shouldn’t we expect these companies, and all of the people in them, to be conservative and capitalistic?”
The answer is simple: First, the Democrat left and its hucksters like ‘black lives matter’ put enormous pressure on companies to conform, and this strikes fear into the companies. The companies know that they could have the entire Fake News/Twitter mob on them if they don’t comply.
Second, virtually all of the people in the management level of corporations today are college graduates. They graduated from colleges in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and beyond and we know that those colleges began in the 1960s with their hard-core indoctrination of students to a leftist point of view. So even many of the businesspeople who came out of these schools became left-wing and prone to support ‘black lives matter’ and other leftist causes.
On the other hand, pro-Trumpers in either management or in the workforce of many companies are intimidated into shutting up. Unless the President of the United States intervenes, that is.
This looks like it is turning into a major backfire for Goodyear and for the left, just like the boycotts of Goya Foods and Chick-fil-A backfired. Chick-fil-A has become the #3 fast-food restaurant in America, yet few people had even heard of Chick-fil-A 10 years ago… until the boycott started.
Update: Goodyear chairman and CEO Rich Kramer said that his employees can “express support for law enforcement through apparel at Goodyear facilities,” but are asked to “refrain” from wearing apparel of a political nature.
This is still unclear. We do not know if he is saying that ‘black lives matter’ and LGBT apparel will be banned. He needs to clarify exactly what he means.
Cuomo is a Delusional Leftist
New York state governor Andrew Cuomo is easily the most arrogant, insufferable politician in America. He talks in a condescending manner to everyone. He acts as if he knows everything. Yet his daily updates on the virus have attracted huge numbers of listeners since Cuomo spins a good yarn while his personal leadership has been terrible.
After all the Chinese virus took root in New York City and spread to the rest of America from there. Cuomo did nothing to stop it just like the communist Chinese did nothing to stop it from spreading from inside China all over the world.
To make matters worse, Cuomo issued an executive order that forced nursing homes to accept elderly patients with the virus who were discharged from hospitals. This led to mass deaths across New York state as the virus spread like wildfire in the nursing homes. The first estimate was 6,000 deaths but an updated figure puts the number at 11,000. There are now bipartisan demands within New York state to conduct a full investigation of the scandal.
Since Cuomo wants to run for president in 2024, he is desperate to cover up his complicity in the scandal. He is so self-absorbed that he is trying to blame president Trump for the virus and for every other problem that New York City and state are facing (crime, debt, unemployment, etc.).
At the ‘virtual’ Democrat national convention on August 17, Cuomo said in a speech that the China virus “is the symptom, not the illness. Our nation is in crisis. And in many ways, COVID is just a metaphor. A virus attacks when the body is weak and when it cannot defend itself.”
The virus, however, is not a symptom or a metaphor. It is a disease that kills, primarily elderly people who are already sick. But Cuomo was not done with his blaming. He then criticized the Trump administration as “dysfunctional and incompetent” and highlighted New York under his leadership, saying, “We climbed the impossible mountain. Right now we are on the other side”.
This refers to the low number of virus deaths in New York state today after the highest number in the nation back in March and April, and the highest total today. New York has 32,446 deaths total while Florida has only 9,757. And that comes after all of the Florida deaths spread directly from New York. To boot, Florida did not ruin its economy with quarantines under conservative governor Ron De Santis like New York did under Cuomo, yet Florida has a much smaller death count. And no nursing home scandal…
Cuomo has even announced that he is writing a book about his handling of the virus. This is ghastly as the virus crisis is not over yet. The response on Twitter has been expectedly incredulous. One tweeter said, “Here’s an idea for the cover” with a picture of a huge banner hung over a highway overpass saying ‘Cuomo Killed My Mom’.
It is astonishing how liberals think and act, but you have to understand liberalism to understand their arrogance. Liberals never take personal responsibility for any of their endless failures. For instance, Democrats blame Trump for everything that is wrong. Joe Biden says that he is going to fix America when he has done nothing in his 47 years in Washington to fix anything. Blacks blame white people for all the their problems. The list goes on and on.
Cuomo is no different. He is simply moving forward with his book deal to cover up the nursing home scandal as if it never happened. Ultimately he will fail, but Cuomo has no choice. He is boxed in; he knows that the scandal exists so he has decided to just ignore it, point the finger elsewhere and then wait for the Fake News media cover up for him. We can expect the media to praise Cuomo’s book to the high heavens.
Cuomo said in his convention speech: “We saw the failure of (the Trump administration) that tried to deny the virus, then tried to ignore it and then tried to politicize it — the failed federal government that watched New York get ambushed by their negligence and then watch New York suffer, but all through it learned absolutely nothing.”
This is amazing coming from a guy who was effusive in his praise of Trump for doing everything in his power to help out New York City at the height of the crisis back in March and April. Cuomo’s praise is on tape, and so he can’t get around it.
Nikitas3.com predicts that Cuomo will never be president. The nursing home scandal is going to cook him, on top of an even bigger scandal – that New York state has been in steep decline since Cuomo was elected in 2010, and long before the virus came along.
Solar Power Fails in California
There is another arrogant Democrat governor, in California, named Gavin Newsom. His state has been in serious decline under overwhelmingly Democrat rule over the last 20 years. Every single statewide office in California today is held by a far-left Democrat. And Californians are leaving in droves.
Here are excerpts from a Breitbart News article about the energy situation in California. After each excerpt is a Nikitas3.com comment:
Breitbart News reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state had to “sober up” about the fact that renewable energy sources had failed to provide enough power for the state at peak demand, and needed “backup” and “insurance” from other sources.
Newsom addressed journalists and the public in the midst of ongoing electricity blackouts that began on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers in northern and central California lost power.
Nikitas3.com comment: As Nikitas3.com has been warning for decades, solar energy and wind power do not work. I know this from personal experience. Back in the late 1970s I lived for a few years in a house in Vermont with solar and wind power. I observed with my own eyes that they did not work back then and I know that nothing has changed.
The only reason that they appear to work today is that wind and solar are backed up by nuclear plants, or coal or natural gas-fired plants to generate electricity. Now even that partnership is failing since California has invested so heavily in wind and solar while cutting back nuclear and coal/gas plants.
Breitbart News reported: There was not enough wind to keep turbines going, Newsom said, and cloud cover and nightfall restricted solar power.
“While we’ve had some peak gust winds,” he explained, “wind gust events across the state have been relatively mild.”
That was good for fighting fires, he said, but bad for the “renewable portfolio” in the state’s energy infrastructure. In addition, high demand for electricity in the evening hours, coupled with less input from solar plants, created strain.
On Friday, Newsom said, the state had fallen about 1,000 megawatts short; on Saturday, it fell 450 megawatts short. Sunday saw only “modest or minor” interruptions. But on Monday, he said, the state would be 4,400 megawatts short of “where we believe we need to be.”
Nikitas3.com comment: This is staggering but expected – 4,400 megawatts of electricity is the output of just four nuclear reactors. If California had built just four reactors at 1,100 megawatts each instead of wasting its money on intermittent and unreliable solar and wind power over the last 20 years, it would have plenty of energy.
The only new nuclear plants being built in the US today are twin reactors in South Carolina, each rated at 1,100 megawatts. Today the US has just 98 operating nuclear reactors generating 20% of US electricity Wow. These reactors are massively efficient. They are reported to operate at 90% efficiency. Windmills on the other hand operate at 28% efficiency. Solar panels in the Northeastern US generate power for only about 1,000 hours per year (a year has 8,760 hours, or about 11% efficiency for solar).
Breitbart News reported: “We failed to predict and plan (for) these shortages,” Newsom admitted boldly, “and that’s simply unacceptable.” He said he took responsibility for the crisis, and for addressing it immediately, so that “we never come back into this position again.”
Newsom said the state would try to address shortfalls through conservation, and through procuring new sources of energy.
Though the state would continue its “transition” to 100% renewable energy, Newsom said, “we cannot sacrifice reliability as we move forward in this transition.”
Nikitas3.com comment: Forget about the ‘transition’ It is not working. We must build nuclear plants instead, starting today.
Breitbart News reported: In 2018, then-Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law requiring the state to obtain 100% of its energy needs from renewables by 2045, though no one could explain how the state would do that.
In 2019, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal, which aimed to achieve the same goal by 2030.
And in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, adopted a version of the Green New Deal that commits the U.S. to reach 100% renewables in electricity generation by 2035.
Nikitas3.com comment: This should be a warning about ‘green’ energy. We must start to eliminate ‘green’ taxpayer subsidies at every level from national to state to local. ‘Green’ power is going to lead our nation into massive energy shortages and widespread “energy poverty”.
Breitbart News reported: In 2019, Newsom canceled the state’s high-speed rail project — long seen as a key “green” project — because he said it “would cost too much and, respectfully, would take too long.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden … is running (for president) on bringing back high-speed rail projects like those the Obama-Biden administration supported as part of the stimulus in 2009.
California’s project was the most well-developed before it was canceled.
Nikitas3.com comment: This high-speed rail nonsense is another ‘green’ farce. Passenger trains are an inefficient 19th century technology that almost always uses more or much more energy per passenger as planes or cars. California planned to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco with this “high speed” passenger line. Except that the line covered 520 miles in order to include out-of-the-way cities between LA and SF. The direct flying/driving distance is 350 miles. So how do you save energy by going 1.5 times as many miles? You don’t. It is called “fake green math”.