The West is currently being bombarded though their TV’s and device screens with very graphic imagery of seemingly endless funeral pyres in India that are – according to a breathless and excited corporate media – the burning of the deceased from COVID19. It’s worth noting that Hindu’s, among other religions, have always burned their deceased, and sadly, often en masse due to poverty, yet I see it’s being reported to the West as an emergency measure to deal with the overload of C19 victims.
I’m not discounting that there are deaths as a direct result of C19, however, some 18 months into this casedemic, we all know the virus almost exclusively effects those who are in poor physical shape, and a more nuanced approach to containment is needed.
There certainly is a situation in India, and beds are short, however it’s worth noting that India had a massive Astra Zeneca vaccination campaign not long ago. Astra Zeneca’s vax has been banned in many countries due to clotting, but is still in use in India. With all of the adverse reactions we’re seeing, how many cases are actually vaccine injuries, and not C19?
There is also amid the confusion, ‘a pandemic of misdiagnosis‘.
However there is a greater humanitarian crisis than C19 happening that is not being reported on, one that solely effects the third world, and it is the fact that the deaths from lockdown starvation in impoverished countries due to lockdowns can, and seem to be far-outweighing the deaths from C19.
What I feel is not being taken into account by the West when viewing such dire imagery, is that most of the 3rd world live ‘hand to mouth’, meaning if they don’t work for more than a few days, they simply don’t eat. There is no safety net. Starvation quickly follows.
The deaths due to lockdown starvation of millions of impoverished migrant workers and nationals in India alone has exceeded 2 million, with many more expected, and none of the bodies are being tested for the true cause of death. If you’re familiar with India, you will know it would be logistically impossible to test even 1% of the alleged C19 deaths. According to the Johns Hopkins live map, the current death toll from C19 in India is currently 201,000 – only 10% of the known starvation figures.
Almost every death in the 3rd world is simply and deceptively being chalked up as C19, and thus, the lockdowns continue. A viscous cycle if ever there was one. And yet, all the Biden admin. does is talk of sending oxygen, when what they really need in India is food. And they know this.
And so the question must be asked, which has truly been worse for the so-called ‘3rd world’; the disease, or the cure?
And is what you’re seeing on your screen really what is going on in India, or is it just another campaign of fear-porn to counter what they call ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in the West?
And why, 12 months on, do none of these corporate media outlets follow up on the lockdown starvation that they themselves correctly projected in the early days, around April, 2020, and reported on extensively?
The following are just some of the headlines to support the case that starvation is claiming far more than C19. Note many of the headlines date back over 12 months now, and yet, the lockdowns continue. Why?
“One World Food Programme director warned ‘widespread famines of biblical proportions’ could force millions in already vulnerable countries into starvation due to the global crisis.
The economic impact of the pandemic could lead to a ‘humanitarian catastrophe,’ with the number of people suffering from acute hunger projected to nearly double to 265 million this year, the UN’s World Food Programme warned.” – Daily Mail, April, 2020.
“Speaking to The Wire over the phone, Rakesh’s mother Sonamati Devi said, “Ever since the curfew started, no food was cooked at home. Rakesh was already ill. He had a bit of roti the night the curfew was imposed. After that, we did not have any food cooked at our home. We would have surely cooked something if we had any ration.”” The Wire, March, 2020.
““The $200 they promised us, we are yet to see it. So the question is: Do I sit at home and watch my children starve or do I work to provide food for them?” one of the vendors said.” – Newsday, May, 2020.
“The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day.” – TIME, July, 2020.
“As many as 132 million more people than previously projected could go hungry in 2020, and this year’s gain may be more than triple any increase this century. The pandemic is upending food supply chains, crippling economies and eroding consumer purchasing power. Some projections show that by the end of the year, Covid-19 will cause more people to die each day from hunger than from virus infections.” – Bloomberg, August, 2020.
“The U.N.’s humanitarian chief has warned that without global cooperation and financial assistance, the number of people dying from hunger or hunger-related diseases could double this year due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.” – Mark Lowcock, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. – NPR, May, 2020.
“A chief economist with the United Nation’s World Food Program warns than an estimated 265 million people around the globe could face starvation by the end of the year, according to a new report in The New York Times. Already, 135 million people throughout the world are living in acute hunger. But that number is expected to nearly double as coronavirus lockdowns continue to disrupt global supply chains.” – Townhall, April, 2020.
Senior government officials and financial analysts warned that a majority of the estimated 437 million Indian workers in the agricultural and unorganised sectors, comprising a third of India’s entire population, were financially vulnerable and faced a “calamitous situation”.
“I don’t want to do this but I have no option,” steel factory worker Awadhesh Kumar told NDTV on his two-day walk home from Unnao to his village in Barabanki district, some 90km away in northern Uttar Pradesh state. “The factory management asked me to leave, so I had no choice but to walk home,” he said. – The Irish Times, March, 2020.
“Uganda, which has zero covid-19 deaths to date, preemptively forbade the movement of private vehicles, as a precaution, as of March 30. At least seven pregnant women have died after attempting to walk to health facilities to give birth, according to a human-rights group there. In Nepal, which also has zero covid deaths, a nationally mandated lockdown, which limited the movement of people and closed nonessential shops, has forced rural laborers to work less than half the number of hours they would even in the leanest part of the agricultural season. Hunger, not disease, tops their worries, surveys find.” – The Wash’ Po’, April, 2020.
“How long can things continue as they are? I’ve been thinking about the research by Yale University’s Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak and Zachary Barnett-Howell that found significant differences in the value of social distancing across countries. In FP, the two write that “flattening the epidemiological curve of the coronavirus to buy time until a vaccine can be developed may prove counterproductive for poorer countries if it increases …other causes of mortality,” such as hunger, malnutrition, and other health problems.” – Foreign Policy, April, 2020.
“A freight train in India’s western Maharashtra state’s Aurangabad district on Friday ran over and killed at least 14 home-bound migrant workers who reportedly fell asleep on the tracks due to exhaustion. [**Odd place to sleep. Looks more like suicide imo].
According to police, the laborers worked for a steel company and were walking to their village in the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh throughout the night. While 14 of them died on the spot, two of them later succumbed to their injuries. India’s Ministry of Railways said that the driver of the train tried to stop in time but failed.
The incident has once again put the spotlight on the severe hardships faced by millions of migrant workers in India over the past few weeks. Many of them have been walking home to their villages from major cities after losing their jobs following the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.” – DW, May, 2020.
“Beasley, who was speaking on a panel with other United Nations leaders at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, explained that things were already bad before the pandemic. “Before COVID hit the scene, I had already been saying that 2020 was going to be the worst humanitarian crisis year since World War II.” It’s estimated that 9 million people die of hunger each year, more than the death toll of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
But the pandemic could make the situation even worse, as the breakdown of supply chains has left the World Food Programme and other United Nations agencies struggling. “The commercial airline industry has all but shut down,” Beasley said, making it hard to get the supplies and experts out to where they are needed.” – U.N., 2020.
“That staggering figure — 265 million people on the brink of starvation — was reached by the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and an Oxford University researcher in the first detailed assessment of its kind.” – MSN, July, 2020.
“Already, 135 million people had been facing acute food shortages, but now with the pandemic, 130 million more could go hungry in 2020, said Arif Husain, chief economist at the World Food Program, a United Nations agency. Altogether, an estimated 265 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by year’s end. “We’ve never seen anything like this before,” Mr. Husain said. “It wasn’t a pretty picture to begin with, but this makes it truly unprecedented and uncharted territory.”” – NYT, April, 2020.
“More people could die from starvation caused by the coronavirus than by the virus itself, according to a new study by Oxfam, a UK nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty. By the end of 2020, up to 12,000 people could die each day from starvation caused by the pandemic, the study estimated.
In comparison, the highest number of daily deaths worldwide caused by COVID-19 was 8,890 on April 17, the nonprofit said.” The American Spectator, July, 2020.
“An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe longterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new study from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has found.” – UN News, Dec, 2020.
“Up to 300,000 people could starve to death every day if the COVID-19 pandemic ruptures global food supply chains—even more than the roughly 275,000 people who have died of the disease worldwide so far.
That’s just one of several dire warnings issued by David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Beasley spoke on May 8 with Cameron Hudson, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, and Damon Wilson, the Council’s executive vice-president during an Atlantic Council Front Page event.” – Atlantic Council, May, 2020.
“The head of the World Food Programme, who recently recovered from COVID-19, says at least 30 million people could die of starvation if the UN agency doesn’t receive critical funding needed to feed the world’s most vulnerable during the global pandemic.” The Globe & Mail, April, 2020.
“Policies imposed in rich countries to fight the coronavirus could have adverse effects in low-income nations—potentially endangering more lives than they save.” – Foreign Policy, April, 2020.
Of course, all the recent fear-mongering imagery out of India is just imagery unless it’s effects are felt on home soil, and so the next logical step is to tell people – “you know all that scary stuff you saw on the telly? Well it’s now here in the U.K.!” – that should counter that pesky ‘vaccine hesitancy’.
I feel like we’ve seen this show before though.
I urge you to take what you see on your screens with a grain of salt, or better yet, unplug the TV, and minimise your exposure to this sophisticated psy-op.
Lastly, here is just one recent example of the corporate media lying to you, note reused pic;
*Yohan Tendra, political analyst and healthcare specialist, Mumbai, talks about what is really happening in India;
*Yohan Tengra, a political analyst and healthcare specialist based in Mumbai, shares a different perspective to the one the corporate media is presenting.
He recently published a paper with extensive evidence to support this; How the Unscientific Interpretation of RT-PCR & Rapid Antigen Test Results is Causing Misleading Spikes in Cases & Deaths, Y. Tenrda, 2021. [PDF]
*‘Short Video on the reality of the India Situation: ‘What does the Current Data Say?‘
– Ivor Cummins, 27/April, 2021.
26/04/21 – Left Lockdown Sceptics; ‘India’s Current ‘COVID Crisis’ in Context‘
“The mainstream media’s reporting on the ‘COVID crisis’ in India has clearly been governed by a global approach to messaging that appears to aim at ramping up fear of ‘new variants’ and coerce compliance to vaccination during a period of increasing resistance, both in India and abroad. However, as somebody who lived in India for 8 years in total until December 2019, and as the fundraiser for a food bank in Bihar that has been alleviating the hunger caused by lockdowns , I have daily contact with people in India as well as some context for the figures being presented amidst the ongoing alarm.” – Jo Nash.
04/05/21 – Off Guardian; ‘India’s “COVID outbreak” & the need for scientific integrity – not sensationalism’
“The medical system itself works to boost the number of positive cases. Even with a negative PCR test, they are using CAT scans and diagnosing people with COVID. These scans are not specific to SARS-CoV-2 at all. I personally know of people who have been asked to be hospitalised by their doctors just based on a positive test (doctors can get a cut of the total bill made when they refer a patient to a hospital). This also happened to a Bollywood celebrity, who was asked to be admitted by his doctors with no symptoms and just a positive PCR.” – Yohan Tengra.