How the CDC Could Prolong the Lockdown for 3 More Years
What if the lockdown is going to cause many millions more deaths from another infectious lung disease? And then the deaths from that other lung disease are going to be misclassified as COVID-19 deaths to prolong the lockdown?
An estimated 1.4 million more deaths are predicted worldwide from another infectious disease caused by the lockdown and quarantine over the COVID-19 coronavirus fiasco. Yes, that is the alarming increased mortality estimate being issued by STOP TB PARTNERSHIP.
Bottom line, the lockdown and quarantine are going to cause far more deaths from another infectious lung disease than COVID-19.
The worldwide COVID-19 lockdown is disrupting access to care for 1.8 billion people on the planet who have tuberculosis. Some 10 million TB sufferers worldwide fall ill and convert to the active infectious form of TB each year, and 1.5 million die, numbers that far exceed those of COVID-19 coronavirus infections and deaths. But unexplainably, no lockdown and quarantine called by health authorities for a more deadly TB epidemic.
There are ~14 million Americans, the majority who are foreign born, who have TB and another 9000 cases detected annually. Unexpectedly in 2019 TB cases in the U.S. were the lowest ever reported. Around 80% of U.S. TB cases are reactivations from prior latent (dormant) TB. This means the U.S. has a huge population of dormant TB patients that could erupt into active infectious TB at any time, particularly after a very cold winter when sunshine vitamin D levels are low. TB has the same seasonal onset as cold and flu viruses and its prevalence is high among the same high-risk groups – – blacks/African Americans, nursing home patients.
Now, unable to get to doctors and necessary antibiotics, and their immune systems crashing due to the lack of sunshine vitamin D, and possibly living in closer quarters with family members who have latent (dormant) TB, an additional 1,367,300 million TB deaths are expected over the next 5 years.
For every month of the lockdown it is estimated there will be 608,000 more TB cases and 126,100 additional deaths.
The misdirection in the midst of this live COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic is that 100 vaccines are under development for an infectious disease that is only 120 days old when TB has been around for thousands of years with no vaccine.
Lucica Ditiu, director of the STOP TB Partnership says she is sickened by research that now predicts millions more people are now expected to contract the disease (TB) as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Progress has been made in TB eradication in recent years, but now those infection and death numbers have rolled back to 2013 numbers. According to a newly released report, 6.3 million additional cases of tuberculosis are predicted to occur due to the premature COVID-19 lockdown and quarantine over the next five years. These excess TB cases are predicted to result in ~1.4 million more TB deaths over the next 5 years! (That is in addition to the 1.3 million that typically die of TB annually.)
The predictive study was based upon a 3-month lockdown and 10-months to restore TB care services. California has just extended their lockdown an additional 3 months beyond the initial 3-month lockdown. So, the numbers of TB cases and deaths will rise above these projections.
Currently, TB patients, who are required to report to a TB clinic to monitor their required antibiotic regimen, are in lockdown.
The World Health Organization now says coronavirus is “going to be with us for a long time.” They are whispering about a 3-year lockdown.
Nowhere can anyone find current TB death numbers, likely because they are being misclassified as COVID-19 coronavirus-induced deaths. It is also worth noting that the three hot-spots geographically for COVID-19-related deaths in the world, Wuhan, China; Modena, Italy and New York City, were fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis before the COVID-19 outbreak drew attention because it was allegedly a new mutation of coronavirus that left the entire world population without protective antibodies.
Tuberculosis generally affects younger adults age 18-44 whereas COVID-19 deaths are concentrated in the ver
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