Science Based Targets

New Mexico governor Wuhan Lujan has led the nation in lockdowns, oppression and mask mandates, and created one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.  More than 100,000 people are collecting unemployment.

New Mexico’s unemployment rate now exceeds national rate

Two months ago, Scientific American praised her “science-based” approach.

How New Mexico Controlled the Spread of COVID-19 – Scientific American

Since then, COVID-19 cases in New Mexico have increased by a factor of ten, and the governor has locked the state down again.

How New Mexico Controlled the Spread of COVID-19 – Scientific American

Reality is that cases started increasing during September around the country, because that is what all coronaviruses do every autumn. It has nothing to do with government policy.

Have we flattened the curve in the US? – Johns Hopkins

Cases and deaths in New Mexico peaked about a week ago and are starting to decline. The governor will quite predictably take credit for this with her ex post facto lockdown.

New Mexico Coronavirus: 64,201 Cases and 1,215 Deaths (COVID-19 ) – Worldometer

New Mexico has recorded 1,250 deaths due to COVID-19, which is smaller than the number of deaths due to accidents, and much smaller than the number of deaths due to cancer and heart disease. But they have managed to put tens of thousands of people out of work and ruined countless lives. I was planning on having an early Thanksgiving dinner with my father and brother in New Mexico yesterday.

Three weeks ago, the governor did nothing as a mob of out-of-state ANTIFA terrorists tore down one Santa Fe’s most famous landmarks. This is what happens when Democrats get elected.

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31 Responses to Science Based Targets

  1. kzvx says:

    Still they continue with the notion that lockdowns ‘save lives’ but in fact lockdowns have zero impact on viruses but only serve to destroy society – something democrats love, clearly.

    • arn says:

      If you are a tiny minority and want to controle large numbers of people
      you need to fractionalise the masses
      and destroy everything that unites them/keeps them together.

      That”s why there is a total attack on all aspects of a society/country.
      Be it the national independence(by debt,imf,worldbank,ttip,tpp,nafta)
      the boarders,
      the culture,
      the identity(gender nonsense,critical race theorie)
      and
      even the destruction of the family-which is a key aspect of marxism,
      BLM
      and UN(“restructuring” of family unit).

      Masks and isolation should erode the social competence
      and natural abilitys of people to reorganoze and restructure themselves.
      And the impact on the minds of children is huge.
      They are being filled with fear = easy to controle and manipulate.

      The destruction of economy will cause huge organised waves of illegal immigrants..
      Those
      people will then be called “climate refugees”

  2. Burt Powell says:

    I enjoy Toto’s science based approach. I am generally skeptical of official positions unsupported by evidence. Maybe my skepticism come from my being a lawyer and economist, or growing up on Indian Reservations where the story coming out of Washington needed to be critically analyzed. Like Toto I have been impressed by Sweden’s approach, but am concerned that the other Scandinavian countries with similar demographics have use the now traditional approach of lockdowns and face masks to achieve fewer deaths from COVID. If Toto could find time I would appreciate a video.

  3. Matteo says:

    Truthfighting rules!!!! Just one of hundreds of examples found since the beginning of the fake virus plandemic. Yet, so few have a brain or can do their own reading/researching!! May I call them ‘assholes’? I am an independent non-voting liberal mind and I like your work very, very much!

  4. Joel says:

    No problem. The new Biden (Harris) Administration and Pelosi House will just pour Federal contracts and financial aid into NM, CA, NY, etc. The money will come from the general fund (all the solvent states).

  5. Steve Cooksey says:

    Tony just proved that a virus has a higher IQ that the above average Democrat.

  6. John Donnelly says:

    Given the source I thought I’d run this by you

    “Sweden ‘got it wrong on herd immunity’ ”
    Richard Orange

    ,

    The Telegraph•November 15, 2020

    Sweden is now seeing new cases rise by as much as 50 per cent a week – AFP

    Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

    The predecessor of Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has accused him and his team of failing to adequately prepare Sweden for the second wave of coronavirus infections, because “wishful thinking” led them wrongly to believe that immunity would leave the country protected.

    Annika Linde, who served as state epidemiologist from 2005 until Tegnell took over in 2013, told The Telegraph that the Public Health Agency of Sweden had throughout the pandemic shown a reluctance to plan for the worst.

    “Wishful thinking – when you don’t believe in the worst scenario – has been guiding Swedish decisions too much,” she said. “The Swedish authorities have been slow all the time. Instead of being proactive, they’ve run after the virus, and the virus has been able to spread too much before they take action.”

    When Tegnell returned from his summer break at the end of July, he argued that the sharp drop in cases in Sweden over the preceding three weeks could, at least in part, be explained by greater immunity within the population.

    He predicted that this immunity would make controlling the infection much easier for Sweden over the winter than it would be for neighbouring Denmark, Norway and Finland, which, unlike Sweden, imposed lockdowns.

    A woman passes a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm – Shutterstock

    “There are significantly more people in Sweden who are immune than in Norway,” he told his daily press conference in July. “The big reduction we are seeing now suggests strongly that the infection is being held back and that we will probably be hit less hard if we see a second wave in the autumn.”

    But the country is now seeing the number of new cases rise by as much as 50 per cent a week, with a record 5,990 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths reported on Friday – dramatically higher rates than reported in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

    “I hoped he was right. It would have been great. But he wasn’t,” Linde said of Tegnell’s immunity hopes. “Now we have a high death rate, and we have not escaped a second wave: immunity makes a little difference maybe, but not much difference.”

    On Thursday, Tegnell argued that Sweden had not been alone in being wrong-footed by the severity of the second wave. “The development has been different from what we believed in the summer, and that’s not just the case for Sweden but for the whole world,” he said. “The pandemic has taken off in a way that few countries had expected.”

    Annika Linde

    Sweden, he conceded, did not have the level of protective immunity he had predicted, with the number of undetected infections significantly lower than the agency initially believed. “The number of people we don’t find with diagnostics is with high probability smaller than we thought,” he said.

    What was now “absolutely obvious”, he continued, was that the brake effect from immunity was too weak to counteract the acceleration effects coming from the colder weather, people’s return to work, and looser adherence to recommendations.

    But Linde, who unlike Tegnell is an expert on influenza, said that, based on past epidemics, the Public Health Agency should have been prepared.

    “My guess was always that we would see a second wave, and that it would be heavier than the first one,” she said. “This is really typical of pandemics, seeding in spring and summer, and then explosion in the autumn.”

    Coronavirus Sweden Spotlight Chart – Cases default

    Tegnell has always acknowledged that a winter resurgence was possible. But his agency nonetheless waited until October 20th before issuing the first set of non-coercive, locally-targeted restrictions to the region around Uppsala. It has now issued them to 18 out of 21 regions, and on Wednesday the government moved to impose a nationwide ban on alcohol sales after 10pm.

    But Linde complained that the country was now fighting a rearguard battle. The Public Health Agency should have anticipated the autumn explosion and worked harder in the late summer testing, tracking and isolating cases, she said.

    “You have to diminish the seeding, then you will have much fewer people who can act as spreaders when the climate becomes suitable,” she said.

    The agency should also have been “much more careful in not allowing people to have big parties” in the late summer, she added. It should now recommend the use of face masks in some situations – Tegnell has previously suggested face masks could reduce adherence to other rules – and should consider returning universities and upper secondary schools to distance learning.

    • Dave Reich says:

      Meanwhile Sweden has fallen from 14th in the world to 23rd in mortality as other countries who have mask mandates have soared up the chart.

  7. Fruitloops says:

    The test is a rouse so any data crunching will be as fruitful as eating a crunchy granola

    • trollson says:

      The false positive rate is not widely publicised, but surely it must be known – after all isn’t it just science? It’s a very important piece of data.

      When you look at the number of cases, it is helpful to put that in context with the number of tests, as well as the false positive rate of those tests.

  8. Mikey0 says:

    Give me liberty or give me death.

    • arn says:

      Famous last words of a republican-
      “Give me liberty or give me death”

      Famous last words of a democrat
      “I’m gonna do some research now”

      • Loco Hombre says:

        No; “I’m going to fake some research that supports my preconceived conclusions.

        By the way, fathead; it’s ‘give me liberty…” why you can be here to support your Orwellian, infantile drivel.

        Time to outgrow Mommies basement.

        • Loco Hombre says:

          Which I might dd explains why the deadliest ChiCom virus locations were the hard left states (NY, NJ, Mass, CT?)

          • arn says:

            You obviously did not understand my comment,Einstein.

            “I’m gonna do some research now ”
            are the last words of a democrat,
            because,
            after research they are no longer democrats.

            If they do “fake research”
            it wont be their last words as they will keep on doing what they do.

      • Gator says:

        “I did(1) my own(2) research(3)”

        1-watched
        2-someone else’s
        3-crappy youtube video

  9. thurman Zhou says:

    A case of Dr Faust, killed more people with his cure than the disease, and the people gave credit to Dr Faust for stopping the illness. That’s what happens when you sell your soul to the devil. But they are progressives, not socialist/communist. As if… hijacking democracy to create a communist paradise. No communist economy or communist government has ever done anything for people except create misery and poverty. In case you don’t know, people in China aren’t exactly talking about going back to the ‘good old days under Mao’ except Xi. Well, I got my little red book, how about you?

  10. arn says:

    People don’t need to fear Covid,nor AGW,Acid Rain or Sea Level Rise.

    The only thing they really need to fear is a professional,progressive do gooder
    in power
    who is trying to help and solve problems.

  11. czechlist says:

    COVID19 has magical properties similar to CO2; It is just not fashionable to die sans COVID19.

  12. Steve Case says:

    Yeah Tony, right now the mob is destroying inanimate objects. I expect it won’t be too much longer before the animated, like you for instance, will be eliminated.

    In other words, watch your back.

  13. Petit_Barde says:

    It would be weird that the daily deaths peak and the daily cases peak took place around the same day …

    The mean lag between actual infection (not reported case) and death being about 28 days (according to UK data), if the daily deaths peak occurred on november 10th, then the infection peak should have occurred about mid october.

    In any case, starting a lockdown on november 16th is useless, unless the purpose is to destroy the economy and harm the people.

    Swedish have proven that lockdowns are completely ineffective to mitigate the spread of a viral infection while other countries have proven that lockdowns are very effective to destroy people’s life.

    There is no longer any doubt about the will of most of the politicians who are in charge across the planet and that has nothing to do with a virus.

    • Tom O says:

      You forget, you do this to demoralize people, and what better time than the season where most people are thankful for family, fortune, God, and Christ. This is the perfect time if you are trying to destroy family and religions and belief in them. Think about it.

  14. Russell Cook says:

    My God. The Taliban lands in Santa Fe, knocking over mere geometric shapes they find offensive.

    “Protesters take over SF Plaza, topple obelisk”
    https://www.abqjournal.com/1506285/native-american-activists-tear-down-santa-fe-obelisk.html

  15. Gerald Machnee says:

    Hydroxychloroquine & the Judgment of History by Canada’s Donna Laframboise

    How a safe, well-understood malaria drug was demonized as a COVID-19 treatment. Because a politician (Trump) said good things about it.

    In the aftermath of this pandemic, books will be written about how medical professionals responded. What treatments they tried, what worked, what didn’t – and how regulators and politicians assisted or hindered them.

    In the meantime, a lengthy essay by Norman Doidge persuasively argued that history will judge many people and organizations harshly. Including most of the media.

    Early in Hydroxychloroquine: A Morality Tale, Doidge says “politicization has started to penetrate the peer review process” of scientific journals. In fact, that process has been gathering steam for decades (see here, here, here, and here).

    But this is a mere hiccup. Keep reading. Doidge methodically describes how boatloads of smart people suddenly started calling one of the world’s oldest, safest, and cheapest drugs dangerous.

    Originally developed to prevent and treat malaria, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was later found to be helpful for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It has long been deemed an Essential Medicine by the World Health Organization, which describes the drugs appearing on that list as “safe and cost-effective.”

    The US Food & Drug Administration gave HCQ the safety thumbs-up back in 1955 – 65 bleeping years ago.

    A fact sheet on the website of the US Centers for Disease Control continues to declare that HCQ can be “safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers,” and prescribed to “children of all ages.”

    So what changed? Only this: US President Donald Trump began talking about HCQ as a promising treatment for COVID-19.

    In the midst of a worldwide pandemic in which millions of people are infected, hundreds of thousands are dying, and doctors are perishing as they try to save others, some people are so addled by their dislike of a politician they’ve stopped thinking straight. These include journalists, public health officials, and many practicing physicians.

    After compelling research showed HCQ halved the death rate of patients in six Detroit hospitals, CNN invited a panel of commentators to tear apart this research on air. If it treated all research this way (especially weak nutritional studies), that would be responsible journalism. Instead, this was a politically motivated hit job.

    For additional reading, this Newsweek article is typical. It quotes the FDA which did a sloppy job of HCQ evaluation for OUT OF HOSPITAL EARLY USE, and in my opinion even Dr Fauci ignores that obvious fact and bad mouths HCQ. In my opinion, Peter Navarro had it right in the link below. This current up to date list of HCQ papers suggests over 1/2 of Covid-19 deaths could have been avoided with early use of HCQ + AZ + Z. https://c19study.com/

    https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-trade-adviser-says-administration-sitting-millions-hydroxychloroquine-doses-1521372

    The White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said the administration is “sitting on millions of doses” of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial anti-malaria drug President Donald Trump claims to treat COVID-19.

    Navarro claimed in an interview on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday that half of Americans who died from coronavirus yesterday would still be alive if treated with the drug.

    The disputed effectiveness of the drug has divided the Trump administration and health experts, many of whom have cautioned against the use of the drug, saying it is not effective in treating the virus.

    “We’re in the middle of a pandemic where over 1,000 Americans died today. 1,000 Americans died yesterday. And if you have a medicine that there’s relatively little or no downside risk and possible upside; why would you not let the American people have it?” Navarro told reporters on Wednesday.

    “Right now the American people really can’t have it because I can’t ship it to distributors or hospitals, because the FDA doesn’t allow it to off label use, and almost half the states have strict regulators, who won’t allow doctors to prescribe,” he added.

    Navarro cited a new study that has emerged from the Henry Ford Medical Center, which suggested hydroxychloroquine could help patients who were mildly ill with coronavirus to recover faster.

    Health experts were quick to point out that the patients in the study were not randomized and that patients were twice as likely to be given steroids as a placebo, which have been proven in trials to help.

    On June 15, the FDA revoked the emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 after clinical trials found the drug to be ineffective at “decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.” Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has also publicly opposed the use of the drug, clashing with Trump and Navarro.

    Since the beginning of the administration’s pandemic response, Navarro has disagreed with the doctor, undermining Facui’s concerns about hydroxychloroquine and penning an op-ed titled “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.”

  16. Gerald Machnee says:

    Part of this is from Donna Laframboise site: NoFrakkingConsensus

    HCQ the judgment of history

    How a safe, well-understood malaria drug was demonized as a COVID-19 treatment. Because a politician (Trump) said good things about it.

    In the aftermath of this pandemic, books will be written about how medical professionals responded. What treatments they tried, what worked, what didn’t – and how regulators and politicians assisted or hindered them.

    In the meantime, a lengthy essay by Norman Doidge persuasively argued that history will judge many people and organizations harshly. Including most of the media.

    Early in Hydroxychloroquine: A Morality Tale, Doidge says “politicization has started to penetrate the peer review process” of scientific journals. In fact, that process has been gathering steam for decades (see here, here, here, and here).

    But this is a mere hiccup. Keep reading. Doidge methodically describes how boatloads of smart people suddenly started calling one of the world’s oldest, safest, and cheapest drugs dangerous.

    Originally developed to prevent and treat malaria, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was later found to be helpful for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It has long been deemed an Essential Medicine by the World Health Organization, which describes the drugs appearing on that list as “safe and cost-effective.”

    The US Food & Drug Administration gave HCQ the safety thumbs-up back in 1955 – 65 bleeping years ago.

    A factsheet on the website of the US Centers for Disease Control continues to declare that HCQ can be “safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers,” and prescribed to “children of all ages.”

    So what changed? Only this: US President Donald Trump began talking about HCQ as a promising treatment for COVID-19.

    In the midst of a worldwide pandemic in which millions of people are infected, hundreds of thousands are dying, and doctors are perishing as they try to save others, some people are so addled by their dislike of a politician they’ve stopped thinking straight. These include journalists, public health officials, and many practicing physicians.

    After compelling research showed HCQ halved the death rate of patients in six Detroit hospitals, CNN invited a panel of commentators to tear apart this research on air. If it treated all research this way (especially weak nutritional studies), that would be responsible journalism. Instead, this was a politically motivated hit job.

    For additional reading, this Newsweek article is typical. It quotes the FDA which did a sloppy job of HCQ evaluation for OUT OF HOSPITAL EARLY USE, and in my opinion even Dr Fauci ignores that obvious fact and bad mouths HCQ. In my opinion, Peter Navarro had it right in the link below. This current up to date list of HCQ papers suggests over 1/2 of Covid-19 deaths could have been avoided with early use of HCQ + AZ + Z. https://c19study.com/

    https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-trade-adviser-says-administration-sitting-millions-hydroxychloroquine-doses-1521372

    The White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said the administration is “sitting on millions of doses” of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial anti-malaria drug President Donald Trump claims to treat COVID-19.

    Navarro claimed in an interview on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday that half of Americans who died from coronavirus yesterday would still be alive if treated with the drug.

    The disputed effectiveness of the drug has divided the Trump administration and health experts, many of whom have cautioned against the use of the drug, saying it is not effective in treating the virus.

    “We’re in the middle of a pandemic where over 1,000 Americans died today. 1,000 Americans died yesterday. And if you have a medicine that there’s relatively little or no downside risk and possible upside; why would you not let the American people have it?” Navarro told reporters on Wednesday.

    “Right now the American people really can’t have it because I can’t ship it to distributors or hospitals, because the FDA doesn’t allow it to off label use, and almost half the states have strict regulators, who won’t allow doctors to prescribe,” he added.

    Navarro cited a new study that has emerged from the Henry Ford Medical Center, which suggested hydroxychloroquine could help patients who were mildly ill with coronavirus to recover faster.

    Health experts were quick to point out that the patients in the study were not randomized and that patients were twice as likely to be given steroids as a placebo, which have been proven in trials to help.

    On June 15, the FDA revoked the emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 after clinical trials found the drug to be ineffective at “decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.” Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has also publicly opposed the use of the drug, clashing with Trump and Navarro.

    Since the beginning of the administration’s pandemic response, Navarro has disagreed with the doctor, undermining Facui’s concerns about hydroxychloroquine and penning an op-ed titled “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.”

  17. scott allen says:

    In a just released peer reviewed publish research in the journal Environmental Research, on who catches Wuhan Flu it found the following.
    1. if you work in an OFFICE your chances of catching Wuhan go up 76%.
    2. if you are a dog owner your chances of catching Wuhan go up 78%,
    3, if you get your groceries delivered your chances of catching Wuhan go up 94%.
    and the research shows it is actual safer to go to the grocery store than having your groceries delivered.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935120311208?via%3Dihub

    But then that is actual science and not the Kabuki Theatre of mask wearing. All the people who like the Japanese model for stopping the virus by shutting down businesses fail to mention that the suicide numbers for Japan have sky rocketed, in October they had 2100 suicides in a normal year they would only have 300 and have risen for the past 4 months since the lock down.
    https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-suicides-rise-as-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-hits-home

  18. scott allen says:

    A well researched peer review published paper was just released by the New England Journal of Medicine that shows, that wearing masks does not work, and might lead to other infections, it took 2,000 marines to prove that.
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2029717

  19. Matthew Toth says:

    Check out this Denmark clinical study where masks did NOT help the mask wearer prevent infection.

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

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