April 2: Dr. Fauci publicly questioned why all states were not under stay-at-home orders.
April 2: Speaking to the White House press corp, Dr. Fauci moved the goal post for relaxing lockdown measures saying,
If we get to the part of the curve where it goes down to essentially no new cases, no deaths for a period of time, I think it makes sense that you have to relax social distancing.
April 2: The WHO published the fourth edition of its Immunization Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy to Leave No One Behind emphasizing its planned global vaccination program.
April 3: President Trump announced that the CDC recommends that citizens wear cloth face masks in public to stop the spread of the virus reversing course with what the administration previously advised.
April 5: A tiger named Nadia tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
April 6: New York Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell sparked controversy when he went viral with a video stating that patients being put on ventilators were dying at an alarming rate and suggested other treatments such as oxygen therapy. Data from China and NYC indicated that over 80% of people placed on ventilators died.
April 6: The World Health Organization stated that,
…there is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.
Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications. I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice.
April 7: Dr. Deborah Birx stated that if someone dies after testing positive for COVID-19 the death will be counted as COVID-19 even if they died from other causes. She also admitted that other countries are not counting deaths in the same manner.
April 8: Dr. Birx warned of a ‘very acute second wave’ of coronavirus infections if social distancing measures are relaxed.
April 8: It was suggested by Dr. Tony Fauci, the NIH mouthpiece and integral part of President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, that we “never shake hands again”.
April 8: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security published a document outlining technological measures to enable national contact tracing using mobile applications.
April 9: A blog entry by Jim West entitled “Coronavirus Pandemic 2019: Environment Omitted” examined the role that air pollution plays in the epicenters of the pandemic.
April 9: Hospitals were given $13,000 for every COVID-19 diagnosis and $39,000 for every COVID-19 patient using a ventilator by the NIH, according to U.S. Senator and Dr. Scott Jensen.
April 10: The Center for Health Security published a report called A National Plan to Enable Comprehensive COVID-19 Case Finding and Contact Tracing in the US. The report states,
In order to trace all contacts, safely isolate the sick, and quarantine those exposed, we estimate that our public health workforce needs to add approximately 100,000 (paid or volunteer) contact tracers to assist with this large-scale effort.
April 11: A research article in Science Direct concluded that chronic exposure to Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) could be an important contributor to the high COVID-19 fatality rates in places like Italy and Spain.
April 14: President Trump suspended US funding of the WHO and called to investigate the organizations relationship to China in allowing the coronavirus to spread. This action left the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the largest donor to the WHO.
April 14: An article entitled Avoiding pitfalls in the pursuit of a COVID-19 vaccine from the National Academy of Sciences detailed the extreme difficulties of creating a coronavirus vaccine because of the high risk of spurring a counterproductive, even dangerous, immune system reaction known as immune enhancement.
April 14: A Stanford University news article announced that Stanford engineers have developed a new type of protective face mask that can counteract the side effects of oxygen deficiency. The article cautions on the use of N95 masks stating:
N95 masks are estimated to reduce oxygen intake by anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent. That’s significant, even for a healthy person. It can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. For healthy people, these side effects are temporary and usually not an issue. But if you are severely ill and are continuously wearing an N95 mask for several hours at a time, it can damage the lungs. For a patient in respiratory distress, it can even be life threatening.
April 14: Parag Khanna, author of the book “TECHNOCRACY IN AMERICA: Rise of the Info-State” offered six predictions for a new world order that would arise as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The article states:
The further we look into the future, the more we can imagine how global society may well be reinvented by the coronavirus pandemic. The 14th-century Black Death caused millions of deaths across Eurasia, splintered the largest territorial empire ever known (the Mongols), forced significant wage growth in Europe, and promoted wider maritime exploration that led to European colonialism. These phenomena trace strongly to the plague even if they played out over centuries. The consequences of today’s pandemic will emerge far more quickly, and with the benefit of foresight, we can try to mitigate them, capitalize on them, and build a more resilient global system in the process.” (emphasis added)
April 15: The U.S. tally of coronavirus cases and deaths was expected to jump after CDC began counting coronavirus illnesses not confirmed by lab testing.
April 17: India supplied about 85 million hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets to 108 countries to treat COVID-19.
April 18: Nonprofit Global Citizen and the World Health Organization held a virtual benefit concert to raise money to equip frontline healthcare workers with protective equipment and to various charities providing food and shelter to those in need. Controversy surrounded the event titled “One World Together At Home” as the WHO’s reputation was called into question over its alliance with China and alleged cover up of the coronavirus outbreak.
April 18: Former President Bill Clinton and California Governor Gavin Newsome met to discuss vaccine development, contact tracing and the role of income inequality as black residents suffer disparately from COVID-19.
April 19: In an interview on CNN, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcocki justified censorship of views not supported by ‘authoritative sources’ stating,
…anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy. And so removal is another really important part of our policy.
April 20: CDC officials confirmed that COVID-19 test kits sent out to states in February were tainted with the coronavirus. It was determined that sloppy laboratory practices at two of three CDC labs involved in the tests’ creation led to contamination of the tests and their uninterpretable results.
April 21: Doctors identified “Covid Toes” as a coronavirus symptom found mostly in young people resulting in the presence of purple or blue lesions on a patient’s feet and toes.
April 22: Seven more tigers tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo.
April 22: Climate Activist Eric Holthaus and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez staunch proponents of a “Green New Deal” banning all fossil fuels, ground planes and cars, outlawing meat eating and many other regulations said that the COVID-19 lockdown economy is similar to their vision for the Green New Deal economy.
April 22: French Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier believed that COVID-19 is man-made stating that elements of the HIV-1 retrovirus, which he co-discovered in 1983, can be found in the genome of the new coronavirus. He also said elements of the “malaria germ” – the parasite Plasmodium falciparum – can also be seen in the virus’s genome. Other scientists debunked his statements calling them nonsensical.
April 23: 11-year old Landon Fuller committed suicide as a result of depression during the lockdown of the country.
April 23: The Human Vaccines Project launched a Global Initiative to Accelerate the Development of COVID-19 Vaccines for Those Most Vulnerable.
April 24: Harvard scientists discovered that a small increase in long-term exposure to air pollution (fine particulate matter – PM2.5) leads to a large increase in the COVID-19 death rate.
April 24: Employees of Stanford Health Care, including doctors, nurses and technicians caring for COVID-19 patients, had their pay reduced by up to 20% effective on April 27 for 10 weeks.
April 25: The driver of a single-car crash in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, may have passed out behind the wheel after wearing an N-95 mask for too long.
April 28: Dr. Fauci warned of an inevitable second wave of coronavirus to appear in the fall.
April 29: Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School warned that those advocating against herd immunity by enforcing lockdowns of healthy people will cause more deaths over time.
April 30: During a press conference on April 30, British health official Chris Witty stated,
The great majority of people will not die from this… Of those who get symptoms, the great majority, probably 80%, will have a mild or moderate disease. Might be bad enough for them to have to go to bed for a few days, not bad enough for them to have to go to the doctor.
April 30-May 4: Health workers in Georgia began knocking on people’s doors to randomly select citizens for voluntary COVID-19 antibody tests.
April 30: Project Veritas exposed the accounts of several directors and workers at New York funeral homes, who admitted that COVID-19 was being written on the death certificate (when it was not the true cause of death) for political and monetary reasons. The CDC admitted that a positive PCR test result does not necessarily indicate that COVID-19 is the definitive cause of disease and may be other bacterial infections or co-infection with other viruses.
Other Significant News from April
Phrases like the “New Normal” and “We’re in this together” began to be repeated ad nausem by mainstream media and corporations in their advertisements to get the public used to rapid societal change.
Most COVID-19 patients put on ventilators died. A study revealed that 88% of New Yorkers placed on a ventilator did not survive.
Anti lockdown protests were staged worldwide as citizens demanded economies to open.
Usage of telemedicine increased as in person doctor visits were almost impossible to schedule.
Apple and Google jointly created smartphone tracking alerts to alert of possible COVID-19 infection.
In Kentucky, a judge ordered coronavirus patients and others who had not tested positive to wear GPS ankle monitors if they refused to stay home.
Nurses and other health care professionals reported that faulty hospital procedures led to more deaths, COVID-19 cases were being exaggerated, and that facilities were not filled to capacity, but often empty.
Talks ramped up for mass testing for COVID-19 antibodies, screening checkpoints, contact tracing, immunity passports to allow those who have recovered from the virus to move around more freely, and snitch tip lines for reporting “rule breakers” to the authorities.
Lockdowns and staying inside for weeks and months serve to weaken the immune system, said Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Masseh in Bakersfield, California. The video of the doctors making these statements was censored on YouTube for violating its terms of service. Drs. Erickson and Masseh were viciously attacked and slammed for their conclusions and opinions.
The Coronavirus pandemic led to increased internet Censorship and suppression of opinions and free speech that openly question or refute “official” sources such as the WHO, CDC, or even state and local governments.
US churches were targeted as pastors and church goers were fined and arrested for violating stay at home/social distancing mandates.
Healthcare and first line workers were hailed as heroes and saviors while many lost their jobs as hospitals cut staff due to lack of patients.
It was revealed that the NIH, with Dr. Fauci’s approval, awarded a $3.7 million research grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to investigate coronavirus in bats which sparked fears that the lab, and not the seafood market as initially suspected, is the original outbreak source.
CBS This Morning used fake footage to push a story about overcrowded NYC hospitals. The footage was actually from a hospital in Italy.
A study by doctors from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) suggested that “masks for all for is not based on sound data”.
Angry Westport Connecticut citizens shut down the city’s plans to use drones for coronavirus monitoring.
It was widely reported that Black people were dying from coronavirus at much higher rates in cities across the USA.
Police across the country arrested people and issuing fines for violating lockdown orders.
do riders know that they might be pulled off a SEPTA bus by 10 cops for not having a mask? pic.twitter.com/NnHXJC02E8
— Philly Transit Riders Union (@phillyTRU) April 10, 2020
A Philadelphia man was forcefully ejected from a bus for not wearing a face mask.
The French government issued a “lockdown permission form” that citizens must carry with them at all times when out in public to justify why they are not at home.
Kentucky state police recorded license plates of Easter Sunday church goers to report them to authorities to be be quarantined.
8 people were arrested in a New York synagogue for praying and attending an ‘illegal’ gathering.
In Tunisia, a police robot equipped with infrared and thermal imaging cameras patrolled the streets to enforce the government lockdown.
Private equity firm Blackrock was appointed by the Fed to buy corporate bonds and commercial mortgages. The firm now has more power than any financial institution in the U.S., as Blackrock will oversee $27 trillion and the Fed’s new $4.5 billion Wall Street slush fund.
WHO lauded Sweden, a country that did not impose mandatory lockdowns as a model for countries going forward. In the May issue of Foreign Affairs, The Council on Foreign Relations echoed this sentiment in its articled entitled “Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy Will Soon Be the World’s”.
Prominent epidemiologist Dr. Knutt M. Wittkowski criticized the lockdown approach saying,
With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible…
In a post entitled “The First Modern Pandemic” Bill Gates wrote,
Some people will want the restrictions lifted more rapidly and may choose to break the rules, which will put everyone at risk. Leaders should encourage compliance… Although it is possible that a combination of treatments will have over 95 percent effectiveness, itʼs not likely, so we canʼt count on it. If our best treatments reduce the deaths by less than 95 percent, then we will still need a vaccine before we can go back to normal.
In an article entitled “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice” author Amanda Mull penned a scathing criticism of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp for his plans to reopen the state for business.
CNN’s Jake Tapper issued a scathing denunciation of conservative politicians and media personalities who he said put their own followers’ lives in danger by downplaying the threat of COVID-19.
Dubai based Emirates Airlines began blood testing passengers for COVID-19.
A survey by YouGov revealed that only 22% of Americans polled were supportive of the anti-lockdown protests taking place in many states across the US.
A woman was ‘named and shamed’ by neighbors on Facebook for not joining the weekly Clap for Carers done in celebration of the UK’s NHS health workers.
Studies showed that unemployment leads to adverse health effects including stroke, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, emotional and psychiatric problems and suicide.
A study showed that Vitamin D can reduce risk of flu and COVID-19 infections and deaths.
It was revealed that as far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region. The report “paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.”