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COVID, the Emperor's New Clothes, and the Return of Tyranny

Deane Waldman

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Pathology and Decision Science at the University of New Mexico, Mexico

E-mail : bhuvaneswari.bibleraaj@uhsm.nhs.uk

DOI: 10.15761/HPC.1000219

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COVID revisits a children's fairy tale, the Emperor's New Clothes. The swindler-salesmen are Biden, Fauci, et al. The magical clothes are their deliberate "pandemic of fear," and the duped emperor is the American public.

Extensive evidence is presented here of a great scam. The data details the true and low health risks of COVID; viral biology of natural immunity and the immune response from experimental mRNA gene therapy; side effects of the "jab;" and the draconian consequences of federal mandates. Differences between official pronouncements and scientific data are highlighted.  

The goal of the COVID Big Con or scam is nullification of the U.S. Bill of Rights in order to restore tyranny over the American public. We the People can fight for freedom with ballots and dollars.  


 Swindle, health risk, censorship, tyranny, government over-reach, mRNA


The Emperor's New Clothes is a famous Danish folktale from Hans Christian Anderson's "Fairy Tales Told for Children" (1837). The story tells of two swindlers who convince a clothes-horse emperor they can create a set of magnificent clothes for him that are visible only to the most intelligent citizens and invisible to those who are ignorant. The swindlers deliver non-existent, reputedly invisible clothes and pretend to dress the emperor in his magical suit. He then goes out proudly walking through the town, unknowingly naked. The people see that he is wearing nothing but are afraid to say so for fear of being called stupid. When a small child blurts out, "The emperor is naked," the people realize they and the emperor are victims of a scam.

Washington's COVID "pandemic of fear" [1] is a modern version of the emperor's new clothes. The swindlers are NIAID Director Fauci, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, recently retired NIH Chief Francis Collins, CDC Director Rachel Walensky; the Biden administration; the complicit mainstream news outlets; and major online platforms, viz., Amazon, Google, YouTube. and Twitter.  The emperor duped by the swindlers is the American public. The invisible clothing is a fake existential threat to life.

To support the charge that COVID is an epic scam [2]– the Big Con – requires solid proof. Following is that evidence.

The danger from COVID can be found in CDC data, not the dire warnings from Biden and Fauci. For the general, healthy population, the risk of death is 0.17 percent or less, similar to the seasonal flu. For those under 18 years of age, the risk is less than 0.04 percent [3].

Those with multiple serious pre-existing medical conditions are at statistically significant medical risk, with an untreated risk of demise estimated to be 15 to 20 percent. The pre-existing conditions that increase risk include diabetes (24 percent of deaths), conditions with immuno-compromise such as cancer or auto-immune disease, chronic lung disease, kidney or heart failure, old age, and usually several of these conditions in any one patient [4].

Though only a small fraction of the population is at high risk, Washington imposed its one-size-fits-all, draconian measures on all Americans.

A highly successful swindler tactic is control of the narrative. "Cases" are reported daily, sometimes hourly, in order to stoke public fear. The word "case" in a medical context implies a sick person, but COVID cases are literally those who test positive for the antigen, most of whom were not sick at all. A Stanford study early in the pandemic suggested there were 50 to 85 times are many "cases" (positive tests) as were being reported [5]. If this is true, the actual rate of illness and death is much, much lower than noted above and orders of magnitude below what is implied in Washington pronouncements such as President Biden's prediction that winter 2021-2022 would be a "season of illness and death."

During the flu seasons of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, the CDC reported 48.8 million and 42.9 million cases respectively. Over 22 months, CDC reported 57.9 million cases of COVID. During a similar time interval, 91.7 million cases of flu were reported. How many more cases of flu would have been reported if they had tested for flu the same way as we now test for COVID?

One of the more egregious swindler deceptions is the listing of 829,740 "COVID deaths," implying these individuals died because they were infected with COVID. Autopsy data and medical demographics indicate that only 12 percent to 23 percent respectively of those who died with a positive test died because of the infection [6-8]. The majority succumbed to their pre-existing conditions. not because of the virus. In one instance, the victim of a motor cycle crash was listed as a COVID death because he had the antigen in his blood [9].

Washington's mandatory mRNA injection is gene therapy, a new technology never before used as a population vaccine. It is unlike all the other common vaccines such as polio, DPT, and MMR. Though approved by the FDA, mRNA vaccination technology is literally experimental. There are no, repeat NO, long-term or even moderate term data. There are isolated reports after mRNA injections of blood clots, heart inflammation, and sudden death, especially among male teenage athletes [10-14]. Information about adverse complications has been under-reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and downplayed by the government [15]. VAERS is notorious for undercounting adverse effects [16].

Pfizer and Moderna assured the public their mRNA vaccines were 94-96 percent "effective." The public took that to mean the jab would stop infection, illness, and death in 94-96 percent of the people. The pharmaceutical companies measured only the appearance of antibodies in the blood, not the clinical benefits the public were led to expect.

Agencies such as CDC, FDA, and OSHA obscure the facts, bury data about side effects, change definitions, and alter how they measure COVID. The goal is to keep the public believing official pronouncements of grave danger that only government can prevent [17-21].

For decades, medical science has known what happens after viral infection. The immune system first creates antibodies that fight the infection. Then, T- and B-cells join the response as killer cells [22]. These cells provide long-term memory against the virus as the antibodies fade over time. This process is called natural immunity.

Both Biden and Fauci promised that universal vaccination would stop the virus and protect us. Clinical data disproves this. Vaccinated persons commonly become infected and can often spread the virus.  Those who develop natural immunity are less likely to become ill or die than the vaccinated [23-26]. For those at high risk who have natural immunity, the addition of vaccination may add a small additional protective element.  

A recent report from the United Kingdom show 9 out 10 "CoViD deaths" were in vaccinated individuals [27]. As the CDC does not track this metric, one can only suggest the same is true in the U.S. but cannot confirm. The promise that vaccination would protect us and that provided the justification for vaccine mandates has proven to be false. People were ridiculed, canceled, and lost their jobs for no good reason.

Despite official hit-pieces published by the complicit media denying the efficacy or even the existence of natural immunity, in vitro and in vivo studies confirm that natural immunity is much more protective than the mRNA jab [28-30].

The reason that natural immunity is more protective is well-established viral biology. Viruses like COVID have many spike proteins extending from the membrane surface. The mRNA vaccine teaches the immune system to recognize and react to one of those spikes. Post-infection acquired (natural) immunity recognizes and reacts to each and every one of the protein spikes.

If a viral mutation deletes the one spike that the mRNA codes for, the immune system will not recognize the new COVID variant, will fail to initiate an immune response, and thus will not protect the individual from infection or illness.  

Despite all the previous medical knowledge and the recent data about COVID, notwithstanding the very low, flu-level health risk to the general population, Washington has implemented a series of unnecessary, ineffective, draconian, and unconstitutional mandates.

  • Washington's social isolation amounts to placing every American in solitary confinement, in contravention of the Fifth Amendment.

·    Progressives locked down small businesses, theaters, restaurants, stadia, and other gathering places, thus nullifying the First Amendment's "right to assemble" [31].

·    Under swindler orders, the complicit news outlets, social media, search engines, and even whole states, viz., California Assembly Bill 2098 [32], censored people and writings that disputed the official narrative, labeling them "misinformation." Free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment has been subverted.  

·    Plans are in place to incarcerate unvaccinated Americans in internment camps just like the U.S. did to Japanese-Americans during World War II, and as Australia is doing now to vaccine-refusers. [33,34] This is an obvious violation of the Fourth Amendment.

·    The CDC and FDA prohibitions against therapeutics like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine and Biden's restricting monoclonal antibodies to Democrat-led states allows federal bureaucrats to practice medicine and ration care. This is illegal, immoral, and contrary to the Tenth Amendment. [35-37]

·    The mandate to vaccinate with experimental gene therapy (mRNA) is the Biden administration's most strictly enforced order. [38] This order violates both the Tenth Amendment and the Nuremberg Code, which requires patient consent for any experimental procedure.

Penalties for failure to obey the swindlers' illegal, unconstitutional orders include public shaming, cancelation, loss of employment, denial of medical care, loss of liberty, fines, and possible involuntary incarceration [33,34,40,41].

The staggering cost of mandates is largely ignored or downplayed. Deaths tied to social isolation are up, in the elderly as well as teenage suicides. So too crime and drug usage have increased dramatically. Mental health has declined as have opportunities to learn for school-age children [42]. Economic losses, particularly in small businesses, are massive  [43].

Based on direct examination of the facts, i.e., scientific data and clinical experience, several conclusions are clear.

First, those currently in authority behave contrary to their repeated assertions that, "They follow the science," and "I represent science" (Fauci, Nov. 30, 2021). Their posture and policies are anti-scientific. The foundation of scientific inquiry is the testing of different ideas and dialogue among those with alternate views and data. The swindlers aggressively suppress the basis of the scientific method: disagreement, discourse, and dialogue.

On Oct. 8, 2020, then NIH Director Francis Collins wrote to NIAID Director Fauci the following.  "This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists who met with the Secretary seems to be getting a lot of attention - and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt at Stanford. There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises. I don't see anything like that on line yet - is it underway?" [44,45].

The three "fringe epidemiologists" are faculty members at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. The "proposal" was the Great Barrington Declaration, which now has nearly 1 million physician signatories.

Based on the evidence, COVID, also called COVID-19, is simply a "new flu." It is just as dangerous to the general population as the seasonal flu, no more, no less. The H1N1 pandemic of 2009 was truly dangerous only to one group: the very young [46]. Likewise, COVID is significant health risk to a different group: the very old and those with multiple serious pre-existing medical conditions.  For most people and especially children, COVID is not a significant health hazard. And like the flu, COVID can mutate into more contagious, less harmful strains, viz., omicron (presumably the thirteenth round of mutation) [47].

Attempts to recognize COVID as a new flu have been labeled misinformation, denigrated, and censored. People who write anything counter to the official narrative have been canceled, such as Robert Malone, one of the architects of mRNA vaccination technology.

Based on the evidence, those in authority have purposefully ignored, distorted, censored, and fabricated data to advance their agenda [15]. Rather than "following" or "representing" science," they have perverted the scientific method by enforcing a single view.  

The swindlers posit that COVID is like Ebola or bubonic plague [48]. This is the Emperor's New Clothes revisited. Americans need to recognize the swindle in play.

Based on their statements and actions, the swindler-authorities have proven to be untrustworthy. You review the actual data, don't accept what the swindlers say the data means. Trust only yourself. You decide what is true, what is false, and what is best for you. When necessary, use the courts to get the care you need [49] or simply to keep your job.

Based on the evidence, there is no scientific justification for the mandates: to mask, to socially distance, to remain unemployed, to vaccinate, or to get boosters.

Note progressives' hypocrisy. They exclaim, "My body, my choice," just not when it comes to vaccination. There, obedience is key, even though their vaccine mandate subverts individual medical autonomy. By law, the only people involved in medical decision-making are the patient and the patient's chosen physician. Washington cannot, or more precisely should not, tell your doctor what he or she can and cannot do for you.

In the emperor's new clothes, the swindlers wanted to gain a monetary reward. With the COVID scam, Washington wants to gain powers that are denied them by the Constitution. They seek to restore a tyranny we rejected in 1776. Then, the tyrants were King George III and the British aristocracy. Today, the wannabe tyrants are the King Biden, progressive politicians and bureaucrats, and the corporate moguls: big pharma, mainstream media, and big tech. Their touted justification is the need to defeat a grave health threat, a false threat they manufactured.

The proper response to the great swindle must come from We the People. Grassroots protests breaking out in the U.S. and other countries confirm the fact that Americans and other freedom-loving people do not accept government authoritarians, elected or appointed, who tyrannize us [50-53].

There are two powers are available to the public: votes and dollars. Elect only those individuals who follow the rule of law, who uphold the Constitution, and who actually protect your freedoms, rather than mouth the right platitudes. Spend your dollars with businesses that reflect your values. Withhold support from those who denigrate the U.S.A. or who go along with the swindlers' mandates.


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Kohei Akazawa
Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Japan

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Publication history

Received date: February 03, 2022
Accepted date: February 21, 2022
Published date: February 24, 2022


©2022 Waldman D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Waldman D (2022) COVID, the Emperor's New Clothes, and the Return of Tyranny. Health Prim Car 6: doi: 10.15761/HPC.1000219

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Deane Waldman

Deane Waldman, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Pathology and Decision Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

E-mail : bhuvaneswari.bibleraaj@uhsm.nhs.uk

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