Six days ago, Israel upped the # of tests for COVID-19 to 11,000 a day.
Before that, they were testing at somewhere between 5-6.500 tests a day:
On Wednesday, 5,570 tests were conducted; on Thursday, 5,421 tests; and on Friday, there were 5,980 testing kits that arrived at the coronavirus laboratories.
It’s important to understand that the number of tests being done in Israel has effectively doubled over the last week, so that you can really start to grasp just how much COVID-19 has come off the boil here.
The figures below are from the Worldometer website.
They show some very good news.
This figure shows the ‘peak’ of the number of people actively infected with COVID-19 that occurred on April 15th, i.e. they hadn’t either recovered from it, or died from it, lo alenu.
This shows where we’re holding now – the TOTAL number of active cases is down, plus they also effectively DOUBLED the number of people they are testing – so the real infection rates in Israel are falling even lower than this number suggests.
The last 5 days, the number of new cases has just been in the 200+ region.
Similarly, daily deaths are down from a ‘peak’ of 13 a day (and can I just point out again, that on average 131 people die in Israel EVERY SINGLE DAY, even when there is no pretend pandemic):
And there is a sharp spike in the numbers of newly-recovered, while the numbers of new cases has dipped – and remember again, they have doubled the testing over the last week, so these stats are even more impressive than it appears, on first glance.
In Israel, there is no pandemic.
And in the rest of the world, the numbers of people dying are also well in line with a bad flu season.
Let’s take the UK, which so many people like to talk up as a ‘terrible example’ of mortality from COVID-19.
In 2017 – known as a ‘bad’ flu year – this is what the UK National Office of Statistics says, about total number of people who died that year:
There were 533,253 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2017, a 1.6% increase from 2016 and the highest number registered annually since 2003.
So, in a bad flu year, 533,000 divided by 12 months of the year = 44,416 deaths every month, on average.
When you have that context, 17,337 deaths in total (over three months, meaning 5,779 deaths per month – when 44,500 normally die every month), attributed to COVID, in the UK, just doesn’t sound so much. It’s around a 9th of the normal dying rate).
This table shows the excess mortality from winter deaths in the UK, from the office of National Statistics.
It shows that over 50,000 EXTRA people died during the winter in 2018, presumably from flu and other cold-weather related issues.
This figure hugely dwarfs the 17,337 people dying from COVID-19 – and we are almost in May.
If you look at that same table, in figure 3, it also shows the daily death rates for the UK in 2018.
There is not a day goes by that has less than 1,150 people dying every single day – as normal – even in the middle of the Summer.
And in the winter, the ‘normal death rate typically spikes up to well over 2,000 people dying a day.
So, let me ask you again: Does this really sound like an unusual pandemic is going on, with COVID-19?
In the meantime, it’s now illegal to go to the Kotel, to grab a breath of fresh air without wearing a pointless mask, and to visit your friends, go for a long walk, or invite guests for Shabbat.
Even though COVID-19 is already fading from sight, the OTT dictatorship and police state is sadly not going anywhere fast. They are now trying to talk up the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 to justify keeping us under lock and key for the foreseeable future, seeing as the first wave failed to deliver millions of dead people, like it was meant to.
The good news is:
Geula is on the way.
And you can do your bit to get it the sweet way by encouraging as many people as you can to download Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Prayers for Health, for FREE, over the next five days.
The book contains a prayer to be saved from the Coronavirus, and as regular readers of this blog already know, without the Rav’s prayers, self-sacrifice and sweetening, we would be in a very different situation with the COVID-19 ghost pandemic.
But there is still a lot to do, especially for the Jewish communities in NY and New Jersey, who HAVE been hit hard by COVID-19. There is a lot of teshuva still to make, a lot of ‘sweetening’ still required.
You can go HERE to download the book for free, and it will stay free until Sunday, April 26th, 2020.
(Personally, I’d keep it free permanently, but Amazon won’t let me….)
Two days ago, Rabbi Berland gave over a shiur where he said this:
If everyone would have made aliya to Eretz Yisrael, then immediately the Moshiach would have come.
Everyone needs to make aliyah to Eretz Yisrael, we need to return everyone to here, great and small, as one. Rabbanim, Admorim and Chassidim – everyone needs to ascend to Eretz Yisrael.
It looks like the time of the ‘3 oaths’ preventing Jews from ascending ‘like a wall’ to Eretz Yisrael has now been clearly ended.
Even if the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ drops off, there will be another birth pang along shortly. As soon as the skies reopen, plan to make aliya ASAP. Don’t forget the lessons learned from what we’ve all been through the last 2 months, if things go back to ‘normal’ soon.
That lull is only temporary.
It’s only so you can get your act together, and get over to Israel ASAP.
Don’t forget that, when it all starts to return to ‘normal’.
Look at this headline, from today’s Jerusalem Post:
Here’s how it’s misleading the public, deliberately or otherwise:
- As opposed to the number of people who are ACTIVELY infected, which are the numbers I’m using in the article above, which peaked at 9,808 thousand people 7 days ago, and is now dropping every day, as more people recover than are infected, they continue to tell you – wrongly – that ’14, 326 patients are infected’. I.e. they are including everyone who ever came back with a positive test result for COVID, even though well over 4,000 people have now officially recovered.
- Maths is not their strong point, you can tell. Even though we are now – after 6 weeks of total fearmongering – getting a little bit of honesty from the MSM about the numbers of old people dying from COVID-19, even now, the Jpost is still fudging the issue. Their headline makes it seem as though 25% of people who apparently died from COVID were UNDER 70. But if we add up the numbers for how many people were over 70, we actually get:
And if they would include the figures for the over 65s too, then this figure would expand significantly.
To put this in other words, close to 90% of all the people who died from COVID in Israel were over 70.
If they were telling you this fact from a few weeks ago, would you have agreed to let them stop schools, shut down synagogues and crash the economy so that 25% of all Israelis – and 50% of those aged 35 or less – are now unemployed?
Nope, me neither.
I guess that’s why they didn’t tell us.
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