by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
From the sucess of preventative measures in reducing the infection rate and limiting the crisis to specific geographical areas such as New York City, we are in danger of concluding that the virus threat was a global false alarm. Indeed, this claim has now emerged in a German government report sponsored by a person in a department of the interior ministry. The report concludes that “probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level” and that the only people who died from the virus were those who had already reached the end of their lives.
Tell that to New York City. Normal levels of illness and death do not overwhelm health care and burial systems. In New York City hospitals were overwhelmed and health care personnel were over-burdened. Politifact confirms that NY City had to rely on mass burials on the city’s Hart Island because of “the city’s staggering death toll amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”