State Sen. Steve Glazer is demanding the state go back into strict shelter-at-home lockdown over concerns of increased coronavirus “cases” – those who have tested positive for the virus. “It’s clear that we have lost control of the coronavirus fight,” Glazer said during a Zoom press conference. “And you don’t have to look very far to see it in the numbers.”
The state ramped up testing healthy people, most of who are asymptomatic or test negative for the virus.
California’s COVID-19 website reports 6,778,304 total coronavirus tests given in the state.
Of those, 425,616 have tested positive. That is the number Sen. Glazer, Gov. Newsom and Public Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly are basing their decisions on, but these are not 425,616 sick people.
California reports 8,027 have died from Coronavirus – about 1,000 a month.
Every day in California, more than 750 people die from many different causes: heart disease, cancer, auto accidents, and seasonal flu.
California has nearly 40 million residents.
Dr. Mark Ghaly reports at the California Department of Health and Human Services, they have released updated testing guidance that focuses on testing already hospitalized individuals “with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and people being tested as part of the investigation and management of outbreaks, including contact tracing.”
Sen. Glazer also wants to halt counties being able to request permission to open additional sectors; “additional services for vulnerable populations, such as meal deliveries; and a mandatory quarantine period for people traveling into California from areas where the rate of positive tests exceeds 2%.”
Dr. Erwin Haas, a retired infectious diseases doctor, reported this week at American Thinker on the high number of false-positive tests, and how the CDC and NIH “data” reporting is not backing out the false-positives from their totals.
“COVID-19 News reports that 48.3 million tests have been done in the United States as of Monday. Four percent, or over 1.93 million are false positives,” Dr. Haas said. “These patients are not infected. The same publication alleges that about 3.9 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19. They did not subtract the nearly 2 million false positives. Fewer than 2 million Americans have truly positive tests for COVID-19 (but it’s not always certain which ones.)”
“A better gauge of COVID-19 disease levels is the death rate. This is dropping. Michigan, as an example, reports one or two new deaths per day but on many days also reports a half dozen deaths retrieved in chart reviews of cases from February or March. This gives the false impression of a high mortality. The virus has burned itself out.”
Every doctor, epidemiologist, virologist and immunologist California Globe has interviewed says the only important number to focus on is the mortality rate from COVID-19 — not the positive tests, which certainly are not “cases.”
“Some final notes; 1) We need to re-evaluate the positives that have been generated as a result of our misunderstanding of basic statistical principles. 2) This is a money maker for the labs and newly trained, well paid profession of contact tracer. These constituencies will fight against correcting this fluke in statistics. 3) I would not expect politicians or journalists to understand the problem of false positives but experts at the CDC, NIH and at the various universities who squawk loudly about the ‘pandemic’ and how ‘we must destroy the economy’ can be mocked for not understanding basic statistics and Bayesian Theory. And that should be fun.”
And still, Sen. Glazer, who is not a doctor, epidemiologist, virologist or immunologist, claims California needs to go back into shelter-in-place orders until the “virus is controlled.” Sen. Steve Glazer is a former political consultant and communications adviser, was a senior advisor to former California Gov. Jerry Brown, and was an appointed California State University Trustee, according to a bio.
“To regain control of the virus, Glazer laid out a multi-point mitigation plan that first recommends pulling counties back under a stay-at-home order if they have a higher positivity rate than 2%,” the Sacramento Bee reported. “That would mean most Californians would return to a March and April-like existence, when only trips to an essential job or to places like the grocery store and pharmacy were allowed.”
Democrats are trying to keep California under lockdown – and in total misery – at least until Nov. 3, Election Day.
A reader posted a spot-on comment on Dr. Haas’s article:
“What do the COVID testing numbers and President Trump’s polling numbers have in common?
They are tabulated by people that want to see Biden become president.”