March 17, 2020 Flashback: Is the Coronavirus "Statistically... Exceptional" enough to Impose Martial Law?
Today, in Germany there was real debate between pulmonologist specialist
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg and the website which is called Mimikana.
The website presents Dr. Wodarg's position as the Coronavirus "is not statistically as exceptional as it is presented: Without tests, nobody would notice that SARS-CoV-2 existed at all... In fact, we don't see an increase at this point - in Europe!"
Mimikana admits this is apparently true, but says the "real comparison, we have to use are the mortality rates in China" which are apparently approximately 6 times higher than normal according to the chart they presented.
(Mimikana, "Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is an internist and pulmonologist, that is, a specialist. However, his statements cause discussion.," March 17, 2020)
The website article is an attempt to refute Wodarg's position and ends with the conclusion that:
"The claim that the current quarantine measures are nonsensical and exaggerated cannot be confirmed... other experts show quite clearly that it is dangerous to underestimate SARS- CoV- 2."
"Apart from that, there is another danger... that of mutation! The more a virus spreads, the greater the likelihood that it will mutate."
The last sentence made me laugh because even I know that all viruses mutate. That's what they do.
Live Science said:
The new coronavirus, like all other viruses, mutate, or undergoes small changes in its genome. A recently published study suggests... [it] had already mutated into one more or one less aggressive strain. But experts aren't convinced."
"... Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist... the authors' conclusions are 'pure speculation.'"
(Live Science, "How fast can the coronavirus mutate?," March 6, 2020, 11 days ago)
Moreover, Dr. Wodarg in his website wodarg.com reported a stunning revelation from the "important Italian [new agency] source" Agenzia Nova dated March 13, 2020:
"Coronavirus: ISS, in Italy there are only two deaths ascertained so far due to Covid-19:
'Rome, 13 Mar 19:12 - (Agenzia Nova) - There may be only two people who died from coronavirus in Italy, who did not to present other pathologies. This is what emerges from the medical records examined so far by the Higher Institute of Health, according to the President of the Institute, Silvio.'"
(www.wodarg.com, wolfgang wodarg Q&A - typical questions and answers: COVID19 in Italy?)
Why can't we in the United States have a real debate on the Coronavirus before we suspend Masses and impose martial law-like edicts?
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.