If you dig into the statistics on COVID-19, they tell a very different story about which cities in Israel, if any, should be ‘locked down’.

If you’re new to this blog, let me first tell you a little bit about myself, so you know what my credentials are as a journalist, and then you can decide how seriously you want to take the following research.

I’ve been a journalist for 25 years, and I used to work for a lot of the quality papers in the UK. Plus, for many years I was writing speeches and ghostwriting articles for half the cabinet of Her Majesty’s British Government.

In short, I know how to read policy documents, and perhaps even more crucially, how to tease out the information that is often so carefully being hidden from view, or deliberately fudged.

With that introduction, let’s get into today’s post, which I’d like to ask you to send around to as many people as you can, once you’ve read it, and if you agree with the conclusions being drawn.

First, I got the following information on the ‘Top 10 Israeli cities with the most coronavirus cases’ from the Mystical Paths blog HERE.

Here’s how they presented the information:

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Top 10 Israeli cities with most coronavirus cases:

Jerusalem: 1,302 cases, population: 914,559

Bnei Brak: 1,214 cases, population: 195,298

Tel Aviv – Yafo: 359 cases, population: 450,192

Ashkelon: 191 cases, population: 139,032

Petah Tikva: 159 cases, population: 242,47

Rishon Letzion: 139 cases , population: 241,010

Bet Shemesh: 137 cases, population 120,812

Netanya: 137 cases, population: 213,971

Elad: 133 cases, population: 46,760

Ashdod: 129 cases, population: 225,073

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Next, I went over to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics website HERE, to:

  1. Double-check the stats being given for population
  2. Check the age ranges of the population in a particular city, especially the over 60s.

That last one is important, because of the 51 people who have so far died in Israel, whose deaths are being attributed to Coronavirus (all of whom had a pre-existing condition), all but 3 or 4 of them were over 60, and most of them were actually 70+.

(I’d love to give you the specific stats on the ages of the people who died, but the government appears to be hiding that information, or at least, making it very, very hard to track down. So I’m going on what I’ve cobbled together from various news reports.)

The youngest victim in Israel was 49 years old – and they were definitely a rare case.

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So now, let’s do another table.

This one is going to be based on how many people are in each city according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) as of 2018, and then also showing how many of those people are actually aged 60+ – because that’s the age group most at risk from actually dying, or having serious complications requiring a ventilator and intubation.

Here’s how those numbers stack up:

Jerusalem: 113,659 people aged 60+, population: 919,458

Bnei Brak: 18,639 people aged 60+, population: 198,863

Tel Aviv – Yafo: 89,021 people aged 60+, population: 451,523

Ashkelon: 29,371 people aged 60+, population: 140,968

Petah Tikva: 49,838 people aged 60+, population: 244,275

Rishon Letzion: 57,342 people aged 60+, population: 251,719

Bet Shemesh: 6,754 people aged 60+, population: 118,676

Netanya: 49,968 people aged 60+, population: 217,244

Elad: 1,164 people aged 60+, population: 47,866

Ashdod: 43,207 people aged 60+, population: 224,628

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Ok, ready for the ‘magic’ to happen, where I reveal all the fake news and hidden agendas going on with closing down chareidi cities like Bnei Brak and Elad, while leaving ‘secular’ cities like Tel Aviv and Rishon LeTzion alone?

Here we go.

BNEI BRAK

The population of Bnei Brak is 198,863.

The number of people over 60+ in Bnei Brak is 18,639.

 

As a percentage, that means that 9.37% of Bnei Brak is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously.

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TEL AVIV

The population of Tel Aviv is 451,523.

The number of people over 60+ in Tel Aviv is 89,021.

 

As a percentage, that means that 19.72% of Tel Aviv is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously.

I.e. MORE THAN TWICE THE RATE OF BNEI BRAK, relative to the population.

And as a ‘raw number’ of people, there are 70,000 MORE over 60s in Tel Aviv, than in Bnei Brak, which is the high-risk age group for COVID-19.

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ELAD

The population of Elad is 47,866.

The number of people over 60+ in Elad is 1,164.

 

As a percentage, that means that 2.43% of Elad is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously.

IE, there are 10 TIMES the number of people at high-risk of dying or developing a serious complication from COVID-19 in Tel Aviv, than there are in Elad, relative to the population.

 

RISHON LETZION

 

The population of Rishon LeTzion is 251,719.

The number of people over 60+ in Rishon LeTzion is 57,342.

 

As a percentage, that means that 22.78% of Rishon LeTzion is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously – an even higher percentage of ‘high risk’ people than in Tel Aviv.

 

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In case you’re not convinced yet, let’s give two more cities, as further examples of the skewed reporting and biased agendas playing out here.

 

BET SHEMESH

The population of Bet Shemesh is 118,676 .

The number of people over 60+ in Bet Shemesh is 6,754.

 

As a percentage, that means that 5.69% of Bet Shemesh is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously.

 

NETANYA

The population of Netanya is 217,244.

The number of people over 60+ in Netanya is 49,968.

 

As a percentage, that means that 23% of Netanya is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously.

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So, let’s take our 6 example cities, and rank them now according to the percentage of residents who are over 60%, and therefore in the ‘high risk’ category for COVID-19:

 

City                             Percentage of ‘high risk’ citizens for COVID-19

 

Netanya                              23%

Rishon LeTzion                22.78%

Tel Aviv                              19.72%

Bnei Brak                           9.37%

Bet Shemesh                     5.69%

Elad                                    2.43%

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Now, let me ask you a question:

If the information was being presented in this fashion, which cities would you pick as candidates for ‘total lockdown’ to prevent people dying from COVID-19, if you were going to ‘lock down’ anywhere?

It’s obvious, but let’s just state explicitly that the first 3 ‘high risk’ cities ARE SECULAR. And the last 3 ‘low risk’ cities ARE CHAREIDI.

Again, open your eyes and ask yourself, what is really going on here?

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I deliberately left Jerusalem out, as Jerusalem is kind of unique, as so many people from chul come here to retire, but there are also a lot of chareidim here, and Arabs too, both of whom tend to have large families and lots of children.

If we take a look at the figures for Jerusalem, too, we’ll notice some interesting things going on here, too:

JERUSALEM

The population of Jerusalem is 919,458.

The number of people over 60+ in Jerusalem is 113,659.

 

As a percentage, that means that 12.36% of Jerusalem is of an age that COVID-19 could potentially affect them seriously – higher than Bnei Brak, but still way, way lower than Tel Aviv, Rishon LeTzion or Netanya.

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Now, I can’t find a breakdown of ages and neighborhoods on the CBS website, but this comes from a press release published in 2015:

“The population of Jerusalem is relatively young. In 2015, the average age of residents was 24 years old. In comparison, the median ages of the populations of Tel Aviv and Haifa were 35 and 38. The median age of Israel’s total population is 30. Some 34% of the city’s general population are under 14-years-old; in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) sector, this figure is 40%.”

In other words, the chareidi neighborhoods of Jerusalem actually have way more young people, and way fewer of those aged 60+, then the non-chareidi neighborhoods.

So again, we have to ask the question:

Why are the authorities planning to close down Geula, Har Nof and Meah Shearim, while keeping open neighborhoods like Baka, or Yemin Moshe, where the number of people in the high-risk age group of 60+ is way higher than the average of 12.36% for Jerusalem as a whole?

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While you are pondering that, here are few more statistics for you to muse on.

According to Professor Yoram Lass, the previous Director General of the Health Ministry before he was elbowed out the way by Itamar Gross and Moshe Bar Siman Tov, 126 Jews die of flu every single year in Israel.

So far, 51 people in Israel have had their deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Israel, since the first death was recorded on March 22, 16 days ago.

In other words, just over 3 people are meant to be dying a day from COVID-19 in Israel.

According to the Jewish Virtual Library website, 48,000 people die in Israel every year.

That stacks up to 131.5 people dying EVERY SINGLE DAY in the Jewish state, when there is no Coronavirus ‘pandemic’.

If we state this as a statistic, that means that just 2.43% of the deaths that normally happen EVERY SINGLE DAY in the State of Israel are occurring because of COVID-19.

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Please, please, please, remove the blinkers and start to deal with the information we’re being fed by the government and the Health Ministry more critically.

Does 3 deaths a day, of people nearly all over 70, sound like a pandemic to you?

Does it sound like a reason why a million Israelis should now be out of work, including half of all the people aged 35 and under? (These are the people who have small children at home, who need food, clothing and shelter – all things that are now way harder to come by for a million people…)

Does it sound like a reason why they should be locking down Chareidi cities with the army, while totally ignoring what’s going on in much higher-risk secular cities like Rishon LeTzion and Netanya?

Does it sound like a reason why weddings should now be banned in the State of Israel, and everyone should be locked down for Pesach, and why people are being banned from praying and using mikvahs?

Really?

And if you think that maybe there is something to what I’ve written above, please share this article as widely as you can, so that more of us can start to put pressure on our elected officials to explain WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, and why are they causing so many of us so much pain and suffering, and ruining the country’s economy totally, when the facts on the ground simply don’t justify what they are doing.

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The last thing I want to share with you comes from this article on the Jpost today, entitled:

Top hospital head to ‘Post’: Israel’s Coronavirus strategy failed

This is what that top hospital head said:

“Until now, the health official told the Post, the ministry has focused on testing people most likely to be infected. If the goal is to get the maximum number of positive results, he said, this is a good policy. But, “if the target is to stop the spread of the epidemic and open the economy,” then Israel needs to test more widely and develop a picture of how many cases there are across the country and where they are concentrated.’”

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In that same article, the WHO-sponsored Professor Itamar Grotto popped up again to say that:

“we have no intention or ability to open the economy the day after Passover. I did not recommend it….Even if we can do a million tests a day, it will not help free the economy.”

The question has to be WHY NOT?

Why are Grotto, Bar Siman-Tov and Netanyahu so hell-bent on totally wrecking the economy and keeping everyone under house arrest, when the situation clearly doesn’t mandate that response?

There are increasing numbers of medical professionals in Israel who are also starting to seriously question the whole draconian isolation strategy.

One is Prof. Zeev Rotstein, head of Hadassah-University Medical Center who told the Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee yesterday (April 5, 2020) about two testing experiments he’d just done.

In one of them, he tested 1,200 at a government company that is currently operating with just 15% of its works. Just ONE out of 1,200 people tested positive for COVID-19, and everyone else was healthy.

So WHY CLOSE DOWN THE WHOLE COMPANY?!?

Here’s what Rotstein said:

“This company should not be working at 15% but at 150%,” he said. “Why stop them? We need to produce national products. Without them, we will not be able to support the medical system. If we continue another month, there will be no money to reactivate the country’s economy.”

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But Grotto, Bar Siman-Tov and Netanyahu apparently don’t care about all the tremendous suffering they are inflicting on Israel’s population, and all the incalculable damage they’re inflicting on the economy.

And the question has to be, again, WHY NOT?

If this is meant to be the ‘peak season’ for COVID-19 in Israel, and still only 51 geriatrics have died over the last 16 days, what does that say about what’s really going on here?

Questions, questions.

Hopefully soon – before they totally destroy the country and wrecks millions of people’s lives, mental health and bank accounts irreparably – we’ll get some proper answers.

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UPDATE:

I just went to look up incubation rates for COVID-19. According to this study from March 17, 2020, covered on the Science Daily website:

The median incubation period for COVID-19 is 5 DAYS, and 97.5% of people who go on to develop symptoms do so within 11.5 DAYS of being infected.

To put this in plain English, it takes up to 5 days before you know if you got infected with COVID-19.

It can take another 11.5 days to see if you’re actually going to develop any symptoms.

Altogether, that’s 16.5 days.

But you could get tested already at day 6 after being in contact with someone who has it, to see if you caught it or not.

The lockdown in Israel started in earnest on March 26th – that’s when they shutdown the Kotel and enforced the 100 metres from your house rule.

16.5 days from then takes us up to this Shabbat, April 11th, 2020.

By then, it should be blindingly obvious how many people in Israel have got COVID-19 symptoms badly enough to be hospitalised.

By the end of Pesach – at the latest – we’ll know just how ‘bad’ this COVID-19 thing is actually turning out to be. And unless the numbers of fatalities rise by about 1000% overnight, God forbid, there is absolutely no reason to keep the economy closed any longer, or the nation in lockdown after that.

TBC

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UPDATE #2:

Take a look at this brave ICU doctor from New York City, who has put out a video challenging what COVID-19 is meant to be, and how it’s meant to be killing people, who is saying that it’s NOT viral pneumonia, but appears to be a totally different disease that is killing people by preventing them from getting enough oxygen.

And also, he says that being put on a ventilator is actually making the condition of his patients worse, as ventilators work on the principle that the patient’s lungs are failing, and that’s not the case. Here’s what he says:

COVID-19 lung disease, as far as I can see, is not a pneumonia and should not be treated as one. Rather, it appears as if some kind of viral-induced disease most resembling high altitude sickness. Is it as if tens of thousands of my fellow New Yorkers are on a plane at 30,000 feet at the cabin pressure is slowly being let out. These patients are slowly being starved of oxygen.

Daisy has more details of what might be going on, HERE.

But the plot is definitely starting to thicken.

And the last thing to tell you is that the daughter of Robert F Kennedy Junior was just found dead in some very fishy circumstances. That’s connected to all this, because RFK Junior is the leading person speaking out against vaccination and big Pharma in the USA, primarily through his Children’s Health Defense organistion.

Barely six months ago, another of his daughters was also found dead from an ‘overdose’.

What a coincidence.

Watch this video, it’s six minutes, and then please go and do some hitbodedut on what’s going on here, because spiritually, God is expecting us to slough off the ‘mindless sheeple’ brainwashing we’ve been under for decades, centuries, even, about modern medicine and modern science and modern life, and to start to GET REAL.

We are down to the wire.

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Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash

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7 replies
  1. Yosef from the Galil
    Yosef from the Galil says:

    Well done!
    How do you answer the government’s two assertions that:
    1. The lockdowns in these areas are due to the raw number of infected, and by containing these people, we contain the spread of the virus to other cities.
    2. The low numbers of infected and dying relative to the rest of the world is precisely because we took dramatic steps early, and continue to reevaluate every day.

    Reply
    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      1) The first point is that we have had ‘COVID-19’ circulating in Israel for at least 3-4 months already, and it’s been circulating in the rest of the world that long, too. As I discussed in this article:

      https://rivkalevy.com/a-deeper-look-at-covid-19/

      There is some compelling evidence that the COVID-19 virus DIDN’T originate in China, and may well have come from the US. If that’s true, then it changes the whole picture for how and when this virus spread, and it also tells us that most of us ALREADY HAD IT, or were exposed to it, in some way.

      So, COVID-19 is already in all these other cities in Israel, just they are making an effort to test the citizens in the chareidi enclaves so they can then ‘prove’ how many more people have been CONFIRMED as having it. If they went out and tested in Tel Aviv and Rishon LeTzion, they’d see the same ‘proven’ infection rates as Bnei Brak etc. This is all slight of hand. That’s why you have to look at the fatality rates, not the infection rates.

      2) This point is interesting, as it’s actually pointing up the open miracle that Hashem is doing in Israel. The world has more than 7.53 billion inhabitants. Every year, 14 million people die globally in the 3 months between Jan-March. There are 90 days altogether in these three months. Divide that by 14 million people passing away, and you get 155,555 people dying EVERY SINGLE DAY, even without any COVID-19 in the picture.

      Currently, according to this website that’s tracking the COVID-19 stats globally, 70,500 people have died globally from this strain of Coronavirus:

      https://ncov2019.live/data

      Again, put this in perspective. 155,000 people are dying EVERY SINGLE DAY! The confirmed numbers dying from COVID-19 globally are still less than half the total deaths that occur worldwide in just one day.

      The question is, how many people are dying every day anyway, without COVID-19 in the picture? Professor Yoram Lass said that 17,000 Italians die from flu every year. The COVID fatality totals for Italy are currently 15,950. 99% of the fatalities are old people who had pre-existing conditions, i.e. something was going to kill them anyway.

      So, now for the open miracle God is doing in Israel right now. Every day, we should be seeing 131 people passing away. Rav Kanievsky stated that the chevra kaddisha usually deal with 100 people a day in Israel, and right now, they aren’t dealing with more than 20 a day.

      Probably, the government would claim that every death was due to COVID-19 (as is happening in places like Italy), so in order to preclude that, Hashem is actually stopping people from dying, who would otherwise pass away, to keep the numbers of dead unusually low in Israel.

      It’s a hidden open miracle.

      In terms of ‘low numbers of infected’ – they have no idea who is infected here, as they’ve tested barely 1% of the population. As I wrote elsewhere, so many of us have already had COVID – so many people have had the symptoms 3-4 months ago, 2 months ago, 6 weeks ago, just no-one was looking for it back then.

      You need hard information to make the claims the government is making, and they don’t have it. They have tested 100,000 people here, they have no idea how many people actually have COVID-19 right now in Israel, nor how many people already had it, and recovered, without anyone registering it.

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      • Yitzhak
        Yitzhak says:

        My wife works and teaches homeopaths all over the world and has concluded with a general principle, “squalor kills”. I check on population density of the six cities you chose to make your point and the three non-haredi cities have a much lower population density than two of the three haredi cities. As for Beit Shemesh, I believe only parts of it are closed down.

        The NYC governor said “density is the enemy”.

        BTW, homeopaths that she’s been in contact with have had great success with this issue unlike allopathic medicine (IMHO) with nearly 100,000 death or with a cases closures ratio of 21%.

        Yeah, I know more people have it than what’s being reported but 100,000 people….that’s unacceptable.

        Reply
  2. True Tzadikkim
    True Tzadikkim says:

    Bs”d
    Speaking about magic, it starts with the PE
    ON DREIDEL THAT IS CALLED NOW ‘SEVIVON’ INSTEAD OF SHIN.
    The shin was stollen from it by BET to do whatever they want and to ignore the ONLY ALUF!
    But NOW AFTER 70 YEARS OF MAGIC, its time for PE to come in the right place.
    PE-SAH.
    The power of a Jew is LASHON HA KODESH.
    It creates same as HA KADOSH BARUH HU.
    A TZADIKK SAY, HASHEM DO.
    Its time to remember!
    No, not the holocaust.
    Remember who WE ARE.
    CHILDREN OF DA K8NG BY PURE SPEECH and rejecting safa ivrit yaffa mebulbelet of the magic klipot that are right now killed by MALAH HA MAVET.
    MATAT is the witness of what
    WAS
    IS
    AND WILL BE.
    US. PURE SPEECH OF TORAH M SINAI.
    THIS IS US.
    Eat CHREN, CRY, HEAL FROM THE LIES. ITS MAROR.
    Harsh and BITTER!
    PE-SAH.
    For us!
    Cry
    Heal
    Return
    Live!
    Speak only pure language!
    I love PESAH
    And i love CHREN/MAROR/MIRIAM
    it kilss astma causers
    PE-SAH KASHER VE SAMEAH B YERUSHALAIYM L KOL AMO YISRAEL !
    https://truetzadikkim.blogspot.com/2020/04/marorbitter-and-harsh-like.html

    Reply

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