Jan. 17, 2022

A View From Israel

It is impossible to find stories in western media about Israels identification and handling of patients in early 2020, for their hording and then mandating of un-tested mRNA injections in mid to late 2020 and now for their simultaneous release of 'booster' shots while sky-rocketing rates of illness are rocking the state.

Outside of Israel we are told how wonderfully safe and healthy the Israeli population is and how they reached “90%” vaccination status before any other nation. If we were inside of Israel or read Israeli news in Hebrew then we would learn something different from the situation we are told exists there at the moment.

Inside Israel there are television and print media outlets for the dissemination of Covid information which runs counter to the government/global media story line, which makes them more 'democratic' than Canada or Australia, New Zealand and most other nations in that respect.

For example, by August of 2020 as the Covid lockdowns raged and the mRNA injections were quickly being distributed in Israel, many health professionals in the country had learned enough about Covid to know that the government was on the wrong track with their on-going responses. Doctors and virologists were allowed on (some) national news outlets to state their positions.

Here is a segment from a 2020 interview with Professor Udi Qimron who has stepped up to lead the Immunology department at the University of Tel Aviv but who has held a dim view of the situation since the beginning (LINK):

"There is a very great interest for anyone who has supported the draconian measures taken around the world to say that Sweden's policy has failed. Because if it succeeded, and trillions went down the drain for no reason, someone will have to answer for it.

That is why all over the world they prefer to claim that [Sweden] was wrong. But in the end, the truth came to the surface. In a world where decision makers, their advisers and the media were able to admit their mistake and the initial panic that gripped them, we would have long since returned to routine. The ongoing destruction due to the inability to admit this mistake, despite the epidemic’s small mortality numbers, is outrageous. History will judge the hysteria."

"If we had not been told that there was an epidemic in the country, you would not have known there was such an epidemic and you would not have done anything about it.

The fact that this issue runs all day in the media inflates it beyond its natural dimensions. If black death had raged here, as in the 14th century, you would not have had to follow the situation in the news, the bodies would have piled up in the streets. We were not and we are not in this situation today."

Prof. Qimron stated that the number of people dying from (and not just 'with') Covid do not exceed 0.1% of the total population in any country, and the death rate from Covid, even with inflated numbers, is less than 0.01% of the total world population.

He said this means that 99.99% of the world's population so far has survived the epidemic and the virus is negligibly lethal.

He went on to say that, “Smart behaviour would be the opposite of what we do today; Populations not at risk should become infected and create chains of immunity, which will protect the sick and the elderly. We are currently working for sweeping social distancing, which prevents such differential immunity”.

"For the same reason, I would open up the whole education system, because the vast majority is made up of people who are not at risk. Of course a solution needs to be found for teachers suffering from diabetes or other background diseases, but I see no reason to prevent activities that encourage the economy.

Not only because it allows parents to go to work, but also because it lowers mortality in the long run. I would also ask children and young people to take off their masks. Of course, it is impossible to force a child to take off a mask, but proper information will do the job.

At the same time, I would call on at-risk populations, our parents and people with background illnesses, to avoid social gatherings in the coming months until we reach the appropriate immunity depth. It is possible and desirable to recommend at-risk populations to wear masks.

I would also open the skies and abolish the isolation obligation for those returning from abroad. With the situation of carriers abroad compared to within Israel, there is no reason to isolate tourists, just as you and I are not isolated even though we have an even higher probability than that of a random tourist from abroad to be a carrier. These are things that got into our minds four months ago and we do not understand that their time has passed."  

Others from Israeli medical and academic communities began recording events and speaking out against the rising tide of 'excess mortality' and the insane actions by the government against the Israeli people (LINK), (LINK),

Speaking to Channel 13 TV News in August of 2021, Dr. Kobi Haviv, medical director of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, said that “85-90% of hospitalizations are of fully vaccinated people” and “95% of severe patients are vaccinated.

Mr. Gérard Delépine, a Canadian studying Israel's actions wrote in November of 2021 that;

In the spring of 2021, before the emergence of the Delta variant, Israel had been the first country in the world to believe it had achieved herd immunity with the Pfizer injection.

But its very high rate of injection did not allow it to avoid a new wave with the establishment of a new absolute record of daily contaminations (11000/D or the equivalent for France of 70000 cases/D).

And the daily mortality followed despite the third injections. This resurgence of the disease made the Minister of Health recognize that the injection’s effectiveness rate did not exceed 39% and that it only lasted a few months.

Almost eighteen months have passed since Professor Qimron gave his interview (above) and his fears expressed about forced masking and ignoring natural immunity in favour of experimental intervention have been realized. Israel today has the highest rate of vaxxination in the world and is again one of the first nations to receive experimental product; this time it is the latest batches of mRNA booster.

Israel today is also experiencing record-breaking infections, illness and death; a trend begun not when Covid hit the news in early 2020 (as Professor Qimron's 2020 interview mentioned) but when the vaxxines were introduced in late 2020 and early 2021.

Alarmed at the climbing rates of illness and the continued restrictions of public movement, Professor Qimron has written an open letter to the government of Israel begging them to stop and re-consider their approach, (LINK). He encapsulates the situation so well that this letter should be sent to every government body on the planet. I want to print the translation here:

“Ministry of Health, it's time to admit failure

In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one-by-one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic - we told you so.

Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.

You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge. You insisted on attributing every decline of a wave solely to your actions, and so through false propaganda "you overcame the plague." And again you defeated it, and again and again and again.

You refused to admit that mass testing is ineffective, despite your own contingency plans explicitly stating so ("Pandemic Influenza Health System Preparedness Plan, 2007", p. 26).

You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people. You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.

You insisted on ignoring the fact that the disease is dozens of times more dangerous for risk groups and older adults, than for young people who are not in risk groups, despite the knowledge that came from China as early as 2020.

You refused to adopt the "Barrington Declaration", signed by more than 60,000 scientists and medical professionals, or other common sense programs. You chose to ridicule, slander, distort and discredit them. Instead of the right programs and people, you have chosen professionals who lack relevant training for pandemic management (physicists as chief government advisers, veterinarians, security officers, media personnel, and so on).

You have not set up an effective system for reporting side effects from the vaccines, and reports on side effects have even been deleted from your Facebook page. Doctors avoid linking side effects to the vaccine, lest you persecute them as you did with some of their colleagues. You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times. You hid data that allows for objective and proper research (for example, you removed the data on passengers at Ben Gurion Airport). Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.

Irreversible damage to trust

However, from the heights of your hubris, you have also ignored the fact that in the end the truth will be revealed. And it begins to be revealed. The truth is that you have brought the public's trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority. The truth is that you have burned hundreds of billions of shekels to no avail - for publishing intimidation, for ineffective tests, for destructive lockdowns and for disrupting the routine of life in the last two years.

You have destroyed the education of our children and their future. You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.

You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification.

When you compare the destructive policies you are pursuing with the sane policies of some other countries — you can clearly see that the destruction you have caused has only added victims beyond the vulnerable to the virus. The economy you ruined, the unemployed you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed — they are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only.

There is currently no medical emergency, but you have been cultivating such a condition for two years now because of lust for power, budgets and control. The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.

This emergency must stop!

Professor Udi Qimron, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University