Herd Immunity

Herd Immunity is very simply, when 1 person passes a virus on to less than 1 person, when R is less than 1.

Some months back I made a statement that South Africa had reached Herd Immunity, back on July 24, 2020.

I stand by my analysis, with regard to the Coronavirus first wave, and Medical Science has as yet, not convinced me, that the same Covid virus that arrived in March 2020, is part of the Second Strain, which appears to transmit quicker, and at this stage, the death rate has no confirmed increase or decrease.    

My philosophy is that the present virus, moves like a flu strain, two to three strains per annum, vaccines needing to change every two years, no one vaccine working for all strains.

South Africa Flu movement
South Africa Flu movement

      

Notice how the cases come and go, without lockdown and sanitizing. Notice how they overlap:

COVID:

Europe announces that they have a second wave during November, then in December, they find a few cases of a new strain, then a South African strain.

The Second Wave, is in fact they start of the New Strain, and as we approach January, the New Strain is now being credited for arriving start January.

Strange how medical science has not yet identified is origins.

Medical Science is still driving the vaccine for Strain One, have they tested it for Strain Two?

Let us look at the South African scenario:

Covid Cases in South Africa
Covid Cases in South Africa

Note; during the first wave, the infections are lower, and my July 24 identification as having reached herd immunity is clearly visible, the R factor remains below 1, till mid November, when Strain Two arrives:

We are doing more testing know, so the graph shows higher infection rate during Strain Two.

South Africa Covid Death Graph
South Africa Covid Death Graph

Let us look at the United Kingdom, during the First Wave very few cases indicate little testing, yet look at the deaths that take place off the ‘few cases’.

During the Second Strain, a lot of testing, many cases, but deaths not so severe.   

Covid Cases in the UK
Covid Cases in the UK
Covid Deaths in UK
Covid Deaths in UK

Let us look at Sweden who does not lock down, during the First Strain, they only test those who report symptoms, and look at the death rate, then more cases occur during the Strain Two, and deaths are not at same rate;

 

Sweden Covid Cases
Sweden Covid Cases
Sweden Covid Deaths
Sweden Covid Deaths

If Sweden Deaths during the Strain Two period, it will confirm my philosophy that the virus, like the flu, will arrive and leave us is different phases.

Disciple Cedric may be an idiot, but the world appears to be following the same protocol, but results are skewed, South Africa needs to include Pakistan and Madagascar in our model;

The Bottom Line Madagascar
The Bottom Line Madagascar

 

Disciple Cedric de la Harpe

Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa,

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Madagascar Covid Herb for healing

Madagascar Covid Herb for healing, is an African traditional medicine used for respiratory illnesses and malaria.

SANGOMAS, INYANGAS, NATURAL HEALERS, THIS IS A CALL TO UNITE:

Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa will heal poverty, if we unite as healers.

TB, Typhoid, and other poverty illnesses, that medical science have failed to  heal,  opens the doors, to us, to follow Madagascar and treat Coronavirus.

In South Africa, the Western Medical Science, has lost 2,6 of every 100 patients they diagnosed.

Had the traditional Healers been treating, just 25% of the infected, some 250 000 patients, @ R 300 per patient, some  R 75 million would have been generated in our mission to heal poverty.

If  you have not read the African Potato blog, questioning the South African management of HIV infections, some 7,9 million people, live with HIV/AIDS, as I finalize this post, I discover that Madagascar only has an estimated 39 000 citizens living with HIV/AIDS, I discover a different attitude exists in our Countries, hidden is an attitude that I am afraid to talk about, it will take me months of bouncing ideas off others, before I will be able to express my feelings.

What it does tell me, is that we could have saved tens of thousands of people, dying early, from HIV/AIDS  related illnesses.     

Umhlonyane, the Artemesia Africa herb, has been used throughout Africa as a treatment for all chest/respiratory illnesses, plus malaria, for many years.

artemisia herb
artemisia herb

I never suffer from flu or other respiratory illnesses, but when our Government started spending millions on testing the herb, for the first time, I started to test the efficacy and side-effects.

From lockdown day one, I have shopped via walking, and two hills in particular were my test for whether the virus had attached to me, my breathing level was raised, but in my opinion, not to the Coronavirus symptom.

When I started to test Umhlonyane, I was amazed at the reduction of my breathing level on these two same hills, and immediately commenced regular treatment, to test against side-effects. It has now been three months, and my health is still good, no side-effects. Maybe it is the addition of dagga in the tea, that is the secret.

I have an invitation to all my friends in Soweto and Alex, should you feel the symptoms of Coronavirus, phone me, I will arrive to treat you, I will not be wearing a mask, no gloves, no protective clothes.

If you have the virus, and it transfers to me, I will treat myself, and celebrate immunity.

To the Traditional / Natural healers out-there, our President does not have faith in the African Culture, our President, and his Scientific Team, do not accept the word of the African, when we tell him that Madagascar has only had 261 Covid deaths in total, they would claim that their Madagascar President is not truthful.

Madagascar Covid Herb results in the Madagascar community:

On December 27, 2020, South Africa’s death rate is 45,48 per 100000 population, Madagascar’s death rate is 0,94 per 100000 population, 48,38 times higher than Madagascar.

This blog is not aimed at debating whether the Madagascar people is lying, or not. Pakistan removed lockdown in May 2020, and the death rate is only slightly higher than Madagascar.

Limpopo, very much in that same category, are the people of Limpopo lying?

Have a look at the following graph, and you decide whether our President and all his wise men, are wise, or Capitalists, who never give the African credit?

The Bottom Line Madagascar
The Bottom Line Madagascar

No  matter where you are in the world, if you are in the “poor/poverty” group,  the Capitalist, Free Market system, has caused your status to decline during the Coronavirus management, added to your long term suffering, and increased the size of the poverty group.

The New Industrial Revolution, that President Ramaphosa has spent millions of Rands on, has arrived, remember the New Industrial Revolution message, our President was motivated to bring to us;

“The New Industrial Revolution will be exciting, it will bring us new technology, will speed everything up, new computer systems, new robots to do our work, a new world. Many of you will loose your jobs, but do not worry, your Government has budgeted to spend millions on re-skilling you, teaching you how to survive in the New World. Do not worry, if you do not find a job, the wealthy people will be making a lo more profit. They will pay more taxes, and your Government will be able to pay you an additional SASSA grant of R 350.”        

The Coronavirus ‘lockdown” allows the Governments throughout the world, to allow the Free Market sector the Economy to restructure, the non-essential, the retail, the hospitality,   sectors that are locked down, removes those intended to be removed, by the New Industrial Revolution, while the unemployed as socially distanced, unable to interact, unable to resist the human rights abuses, that take place through the process of removing your employment opportunity?           

I have not yet touched on the Informal Economy, the economy, that has fed and educated the majority of our black population for a hundred years. The fruit and vegetable hawker, the food hawker, the clothing hawker, the mobile phone accessories hawkers, the taxi industry,  and the shebeen industry. By closing sections of the formal economy, a Government closes the Informal Economy, reliant on the movement of the employed.

Unlike South Africa, where we wish to be seen as a ‘developed’ country, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, removed lockdown on May 08, 2020.  According to a  published news report that I quote from, Imran Khan’s announcement,

“Why are we going ahead to ease the lockdown? Because people in our country, particularly daily wagers, small shopkeepers, taxi drivers, laborers, white-collar families are all facing an extremely difficult situation to feed their families,” Khan said.

Disciple Cedric’s update on December 27, 2020, South Africa’s death rate per 100000 population is  45,48 ten times greater than Pakistan @ 4,66 per 100000. (See graph supra)

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President Thabo Mbeki African Potato Garlic & Beetroot

President Thabo Mbeki African Potato  Garlic & Beetroot brought him ridicule from the medical science world.

President Thabo Mbeki was accused of having caused 300 000 deaths, and in 2002  the South African  Parliament defected the  African Potato Garlic & Beetroot philosophy and committed to implementing ARVs.

Why is Disciple Cedric brave enough to even remind the world of President Thabo Mbeki’s alleged failure, and if you are sill reading his post, you will discover that my personal opinion, is one of support for the Thabo Mbeki philosophy.

Those who condemned and ridiculed the African Potato, Garlic and Beetroot philosophy, believed the Africa Potato to be the funny part, but what the scientific world, refused to hear, is that Mbeki was linking an HIV infected person, to living a ‘healthy life’, with improved living conditions,  accommodation that was fit for a human, water and toilet facilities, conditions that removed those infected with HIV, from living in the typical poverty situation.

Thabo Mbeki philosophy was the Rudolf Virchow philosophy, “Heal hough alleviating poverty, not vaccines”, and today, we need to consider whether the introduction of ARVs, has achieved more than alleviating poverty.

The South African official population, is just over 58 million, of which, 7,4 million, nearly 13% of our population, lives with the HIV/AIDS infection, although 5,4 million ARV regimes has been implemented,  many have not continued,  and it is estimated that 50% of of the HIV infected, them, some 3,2 million, are not on the ARV treatment regime.

I respect the rights of those who do not wish to take ARV treatment, but it does put you at great risk of contracting TB, Flu/pneumonia, Covid, and becoming one of the death statistics.

The bad news is that in excess of 120 000 , of the HIV/AIDS population, have died on an annual basis since 2002, I do not venture to comment, on what % of the 120 000 , is of those not taking ARVs.

40 000 of the 120 000 that die from HIV/Aides related deaths, had TB.

If you are part of the 7,4 million, with as many as 300 thousand at risk of having TB, today I ask you to remember,  when President Thabo Mbeki was ridiculed when he promoted the philosophy, that the HIV infected population, required healthy more spacious, ventilated accommodation, and healthy food, including African Potato and Beetroot, in order to achieve this, President Thabo Mbeki, was moving in the direction of alleviating poverty.

Had this policy been accepted by the South African Parliament, the living conditions for the poverty groups in South Africa, would be in their twentieth year of improvement, and we would not have the conditions that can be found throughout our country?

South Africa Poverty Conditions
South Africa Poverty Conditions
South Africa Poverty Conditions
South Africa Poverty Conditions

The Frightening Realty of the Option:

South Africa HIV/AIDS infected,  rise from 4.64 million in 2002,, to 7. 97million in 2019, during this period, 5.40 million ARV regimes have been introduced, and yet,

3,40 million have died during the period, 200 000 per year.

South Africa HIV/AIDS population
South Africa HIV/AIDS population

President Thabo Mbeki African Potato and Garlic & Beetroot philosophy, in my opinion, would have healed through alleviating poverty, providing suitable accommodation, healthy, ventilated, ensuring that the infected  received a diet that improved the immune system. 

In my opinion, there was no reason for African Traditional Healers, to be banned from treating patients with the HIV/AIDS infection, in the poverty community, the living conditions, allow Comorbidity to become common place, and ARV’s would not protect TB from attaching to the patients.

South Africa followed the WHO and world scientific recommendations, as Disciple of the Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa, I believe that medical science has failed by not following Thabo Mbeki’s philosophy, I believe that medical science has failed the poverty groups, during the Coronavirus pandemic, and I invite the academic to answer to why South Africa sill have 400 000 HIV infections per annum?  (7,97 ml, 4,64 ml, = 3,33 ml, plus 3,40 ml deaths), and why, by improving living conditions and diet, we would have more infections.     

South Africa’s 1 million Coronavirus Infections, and 29 000 deaths, should be seen in the context of the 3,2 million HIV infected who are not taking ARV, of them the poverty group, would be at risk, 300 000 TB cases, per annum.   

Dear Brothers and Sisters, if you are in this 7,4 million group, or have Comorbidity, or over 70 years old,  you must follow your desired self-protection regime, I am anti-lockdown, the failure of our Country to heal poverty,   should not include me and others, including your family, all loosing our income, and having our human rights abused, to save you, when our system, has no intention to alleviate poverty, rather, have no concern that everyone one of us has been moved deeper into poverty, and the State does not have money to alleviate poverty conditions.

Statistics over the next ten years, will prove our Government and their consultants wrong.

We call on our citizens to Unite, to heal through poverty alleviation, and not vaccines.

As we prepare for our next post, Madagascar Covid Herb requires no vaccine, unless you are obese and have Comorbidity.

Disciple Cedric de la Harpe

Cedric@cedricdelaharpe.co.za

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Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa

Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa
Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa

 

 

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Rich Man Poor Man, epidemics distributed socially

Rich Man Poor Man, how epidemics are distributed socially:

In the 19th Century Rudolf Virchow distinguished between “artificial” and “natural” epidemics. Typhus, scurvy, tuberculosis and mental illness, he considered “artificial”, that is, concentrated among the poor, clearly differentially distributed among social classes, while dysentery, malaria and pneumonia were “natural” epidemics, more evenly distributed among the various social classes.

Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa
Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa

In the 21st Century, malaria has been switched to poverty, and HIV/AIDS, although not restricted to the poverty group, is perceived to be a poverty illness, in my opinion, these diseases kill many in the poverty groups, because the ‘local’ traditional healers, are forbidden to heal these diseases in competition with economic interests, escalating poverty levels, while maintaining illness levels.

As we enter 2021, and I Google Typhoid as a poverty diseases, what are the symptoms of Typhoid?

Fever, Headache, Weakness and fatigue, Muscle Aches, Sweating, Dry cough, Loss of appetite, Stomach Pain.

Typhoid is endemic within South Africa, and sporadic cases are reported in all provinces every year. In addition to sporadic endemic disease, clusters and outbreaks may occur. There is ongoing risk of typhoid fever in any area where water quality and sanitation is not optimal.

The typhoid germ enters the body through the mouth, usually in contaminated food and water. Drinking water taken from contaminated wells was a common source of infection. The patient suffered headache and nose-bleeding, general body aches, a feeling of tiredness and persistent fever which may have lasted up to three weeks. He developed a rash, called ‘rose spot’ and relapsed into delirium and mental confusion. Bronchitis and pneumonia were secondary and frequently fatal effects.

The typhoid germ enters the body through the mouth, usually in contaminated food and water. Drinking water taken relapsed from contaminated wells was a common source of infection. The patient suffered headache and nose-bleeding, general body aches, a feeling of tiredness and persistent fever which may have lasted up to three weeks. He developed a rash, called ‘rose spot’ and into delirium and mental confusion. Bronchitis and pneumonia were secondary and frequently fatal effects.

The burden of diarrheal diseases is very high, accounting for 1.7 to 5 billion cases per year worldwide. Typhoid fever (TF) and cholera are potentially life-threatening infectious diseases, and are mainly transmitted through the consumption of food, drink or water that has been contaminated by the feces or urine of subjects excreting the pathogen.

Disciple Cedric, has interacted with hundreds of Township and Village residents, who display these symptoms, they will attend the local clinic, and be treated with a small envelope of pills.

This is where I add a video of the typical failed service delivery in South Africa, water born sewerage, spewing out of the manhole, flowing into a spring that feeds the Klipspruit, and soon it joins the Vaal River, entering the Johannesburg water supply system.

The Klipspruit flows through residential and agricultural areas, children swim in the Klipspruit, people use the water for washing, themselves, washing their bedding and their clothes.

The local farmer’s livestock drink from the Klipspruit, the local farmers use the Klipspruit to irrigate their crops.

How many of the South African poverty groups, who may be exposed to Salmonella typhi in South Africa, are correctly diagnosed and treated accordingly?

Rich Man Poor Man, who is suffering?

The primary diseases of poverty, like TB, malaria, and HIV/AIDS, and the often co-morbid and ever-present malnutrition, take their toll on helpless populations in developing countries.

Poverty is not just income deprivation, but capability deprivation and optimism deprivation as well.

The interplay of these diseases of poverty is substantial and can hardly be overlooked. We know how TB compounds AIDS. TB and HIV are synergistic infections: HIV infection increases the rate of activation of latent TB infection and speeds progression of TB. TB accelerates the progression of AIDS by increasing the rate of HIV replication.

We also know how malnutrition compounds TB. “TB is associated with poverty, overcrowding, alcoholism, stress, drug addiction and malnutrition… The disease spreads easily in overcrowded, badly ventilated places and among people who are undernourished.”

We also cannot forget how all three, TB, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, are dynamically interlinked with each other and with their overlord, poverty itself.

The social dimension of poverty can hardly be discounted. “. no social phenomenon is as comprehensive in its assault on human rights as poverty.

Poverty erodes or nullifies economic and social rights such as the right to health, adequate housing, food and safe water, and the right to education.

Alcoholism, drug abuse, chronic mental disorders, sociopathy, beggary, violence in family and neighbor-hoods, physical abuse and neglect of the female (especially the female child), commercial sex, all these, while they may impact any strata of society, leave their greatest trail of devastation among the impoverished.

Poverty and Income/Capability/Optimism Deprivation

More importantly, the poor, assailed by life’s vicissitudes and society’s callousness, may learn to accept their fate and sink further into the morass of poverty, disease and deprivation.

A greatly reduced self-esteem, with a feeling of being trapped in a helpless situation, with no succour in sight, adds to the crippling effect of poverty-disease-deprivation on human existence.

Poverty is not just income deprivation but capability deprivation as well. Millions of people living in the third world are still “unfree,” “denied elementary freedom and, imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny, or cultural authoritarianism”.

There is a distinction between lack of income and lack of capacity. Poor people acutely feel their powerlessness and insecurity, their vulnerability and lack of dignity. Rather than taking decisions for themselves, they are subject to the decisions of others in nearly all aspects of their lives.

Their lack of education or technical skills holds them back. Poor health may mean that employment is erratic and low-paid. Their very poverty excludes them from the means of escaping it. Their attempts even to supply basic needs meet persistent obstacles, economic or social, obstinate or imaginative, legal or customary. Violence is an ever-present threat, especially to women.

The poorest use what resources they have, and considerable resourcefulness, in their struggle to survive. For the poor, innovation means risk, and risk can be fatal. Helping them improve their capacities calls for imagination as well as compassion.

Equally important, along with income and capability deprivation, poverty also means optimism deprivation. Let us explain what we mean thereby. The will or motivation to fight poverty, the urge to escape its shackles, the hope that the fight will succeed one day-this optimism is lost due to subsistence living and the daily fight for survival.

There seems to be no cause for cheer, no redemption around the corner, no way out, howsoever much the person struggles. A trapped helpless feeling, which grows on the person, aided and abetted at every step by the life situation around-this is what mainly sustains the poverty-disease-deprivation spiral. It is this optimism deprivation that may be a salient feature of the depression that overwhelms such individuals, adds to resource deprivation and income deprivation and, finally, does the person in.

DIFFICULTY TO DIAGNOSE?

The duration of infection is a major determinant of the risk of severe complications, and a delay in administering appropriate antibiotic treatment may have serious consequences.

Isolation of S. typhi from blood is the most common method of diagnosis, though the bacterium can also be isolated from bone marrow, feces and duodenal fluid. Blood culture displays suboptimal sensitivity, generally being positive in only about 50% of cases.

It also has several limitations, including the volume of blood needed, the need for prompt transport to the laboratory, interference due to prior antibiotic use, limited laboratory expertise and equipment, and expense.

Disciple Cedric fires his first shot in the Poverty Revolution:

The voices of the poverty group, presently can’t be heard, the healer must be the attorney of the poverty group, if any of your community have Typhoid symptoms, you must request them to take a picture of any waste/sewerage water following in their neighbourhood, take their mobile phone with the picture, to their nearest community Clinic, ask the Clinic management, to have a Typhoid test conducted, and they must request management to provide a written test report.

The written report should be copied to you as the healer, who must collate your patients results, and forward to the Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa, structure.

Every picture so taken, and request to be tested for Typhoid, will be firing a bullet in support for poverty alleviation.

Disciple Cedric,

Campus Rudolf Virchow Africa

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Today I return to the lockdown dissenter’s attack.

In my limited scientific mindset, I have not yet changed my mind, that South Africa should never have locked down the Economy or schools.

Coronavirus SA deaths per 100000 July 26
Coronavirus SA deaths per 100000 July 26

The vertical red line, starts to tell the story.

For reference points, we look at the Netherlands, the top black graph, presently @ 35.5 deaths per 100 000 population, which will result in 20,750 deaths by November 15.

Germany, @ 11.1 deaths pr 100 000 population, the green graph, is Germany, at the level one of the most favourable levels in Europe.

South Africa is the red-line graph,  and notwithstanding the Western Province and Eastern Province spikes, our graph is stable.

Studies and report continuing.

Cedric

ECONOMIC MELTDOWN REQUIRES HUMAN REHABILITATION & RELEASE FROM SYSTEM DICTATE:

South Africa is presently under Military Control, under the guise that we need to protect the lives of the  aged, and those with compromised immune systems, 95% of those dying throughout the world, has the Covid-19 label attached to their toe in the mortuary, soon an autopsy would not be required by the system, provided you have a slight temperature and a ‘dry cough’, you will be remembered as a Covid-19 victim?

The Latipac,(The 1%) has controlled the political/economic Democracies in the world since 1789, the end of the French Revolution.

Where the Latipac did not have direct control over the Communist and Muslim blocks, they used the ‘Cold War’ trade embargo and manipulation, backed up by military force and revolution, to maintain the generating of wealth, on behalf of the Latipac.

The African Countries, are the only countries, that have not been freed, they are still in the Latipac control, mainly due to mineral and oil deposits that still cause conflict among the Colonisers, and until this wealth is freed into the hands of the African population, the new novel world order, will not be finalised.

For years I have spoken to the poverty groups, about the need to have Economic Segregation removed from their lives, but alas, the power of the controlled mindset does not allow the ‘other’ option to be seen.

Contrary to all claims of having saved thousands of lives in South Africa, Africa has not been impacted on, with the virus that the USA and Europe is parading as a killer, yet South Africa is following the same programme of ‘opening the economy’, to certain sectors, while keeping the poverty groups locked down.

The new novel world order, will only be complete, once the African flu season has passed, and the Africa death toll spikes, by then poverty and hunger will have ravished Africa, and our new saviours will appear, and invest in the final colonisation of Africa.

Having stopped playing the Democracy Game, I see the world differently, my spirit and mind is free, but it can be a lonely world outside.          

As a retired Latipac-generator, I can admit to the Latipac having treated me as one of the chosen sons, ‘The Carpenter’, it was my job to ensure that the indigenous African population understood who my ‘God’ was, and that I, as part of the white population, were directed by the almighty to use the African as his chosen labour force, provided they became Christian, which would qualify them as a Civilised-Native, they would have completed their apprenticeship, which would have given them access to the economy controlled by the Latipac, thereafter, provided they worked like a good-boy, they would be paid sufficient to provide their family with the basic food needs, and all the excess profits that they generated for the Latipac, would be taxed, sufficiently so that such tax, would maintain the livelihood of the uncivilised native slaves.

Today, May 15, 2020, I am no longer respected as‘The Carpenter’, who for 50 years, had generated wealth for the Latipac, today, I am locked up with the millions of blacks, that I helped trap in the controlled ‘poverty cage’. 

Every news broadcast that I am exposed to, originates in the ‘Anglo-American’  corridors, the New Novel World Order has arrived, today all media is paid to prepare us for this new novel world, the Next Industrial revolution that we had heard about for ten years, is no longer spoken about, but it will replace me, I should not concern myself, the profits will escalate, profits will allow for the small food parcels, that are now part of the new novel lifestyle to continue.

As I wait for death in this protected environment, the positive is that the air will be cleaner, crime has disappeared, road traffic accidents have reduced, alcohol will no longer be the cause of my death, and the threat of the black population of Alex and Soweto, invading my personal space like the dirty air, has also been removed.

At 73 years of age, I rise from my coffin every morning, I refuse to bath or shower, the media tell me to wash my hands all day, no instruction to bath. I walk two kilometres to buy my daily bread, I smile at those driving past, never do they look in my direction, they are trying not to see the grey-haired old-man that they are protecting, afraid that I may drop dead, and they are blamed.

As I move through the store, the other shoppers never look me in the eye, they freeze as they search the shelf directly ahead, I feel uncomfortable, are they afraid that I may affect them, or afraid that they will be accused of having killed me if I die. 

The till cashier no longer offers me a plastic bag, I no longer exist, I am dead to the world, and not unexpectedly, I have already been condemned to hell.    

On some days, only my mind leaves my coffin, I am never sure whether I am awake, or whether I am dreaming, be it what it may, it is always a nightmare?

This morning, my mind enters the realms of the academic, the scientist. I am on a mission to find the scientists who have rewritten hundreds of years of medical research, an achievement that should be celebrated, and surely I should be able to forgive them for not having time to study Economy 101, or Human Rights 101, but my mind can’t forgive what has happened to the world, in the name of science.

Science is knowledge, knowledge in a specific field, and Medical Science has no knowledge on how to balance the virus management with the Economy, in my opinion, what is happening in South Africa today, will for ever be remembered as medical sciences greatest failure, no scientist, will ever write a thesis on the thousands of lives saved in our Country, relation to the positive affect that it will have on the economic situation of the majority of South Africans?      

On the other hand, no longer do I face the threat of a cancer death, no heart-attack death, no diabetes death, the label on my toe will be Covid-19, a face that is unseen, I must celebrate as my angel of death, the angel that has been decreed to keep close to me, but will not to take me, while I comply with the new novel world regulations, once again, it is my choice.  

I enter the Yale Street entrance of Wits University looking for this new breed of medical scientists who have not responded to my numerous blogs, ‘shot-left’ the Security Guard mumbles, suddenly I am back in the 1950s, on the open parking area of the Milner Park Show Grounds, it is Boswell’s Circus in all its splendour, I walk past my favourite performers, the trained Elephants, maybe ten elephants, all only restricted by their small foot chain, yesterday they parade down Eloff Street with their handlers, today I parade past them, again in close proximity, we have become one, the elephants continue to eat their food, straw, grass, leaves, very aware of me, yet never looking directly at me, the human.

The smiling huge male Elephant, like the flu virus, mutates, I see the Elephant shape still in front of me, but in my mind, it is replaced by a smiling black man in a factory in Durban, 1970, there are many black men, all working, I am in The Carpenter mode, tool bag strapped around my waist, one of the Latipac’s chosen few is inspecting the factory, he asks me a question, the black labourer smiles, the Latipac’s chosen one smiles, the black labourer never looks at us, the Elephant is smiling at me, waving his trunk as I move slowly backwards out of the factory.   

When the trained elephants are needed to perform for the Circus ‘master’, they did so obediently, with a smile on their faces, always ready to please, the huge male Elephant moves towards me, I am still retreating, factory, tent, factory, tent, the Elephant trumpets loudly, the black labourer has replaced the Elephant, I can no longer tell the difference between the black labourers that I so successfully skilled to respect the company, and the trained Elephant, the Circus Master’s who trained the Elephants, appeared to use the exact same tactics that I used to train the labourers, physical and mental abuse, balanced with a lump of sugar, and the basic food parcel, that becomes their permanent diet.

I turn away from the male Elephant, I run, I run for ever, on the other side of the main tent, I run into more Elephants, the matriarch, and a number of her young ones still in training. The matriarch takes control of the young ones, in order to protect her children from the uMlungu’s abuse during training, I watch the matriarch schooling the children, on how to love and respect me, so that when the ‘colonisers’ visit the circus, the entire herd, are all seen to be working happily for the Master.

 I lived through Apartheid, I was a skilled Carpenter, I could manipulate the Africans mind, when they complained about something small, I would give them a treat, when they complained about something that could severely impact on the company profits, I would ignore it, if I did not show the African that I was concerned, they would believe that it was not an issue worth contesting, and this issue is buried in their minds, buried with their minds.

Over the years, as the Circus returns to town, I return, I try to rehabilitate the Elephants, every visit they listen to me, but never would they believe, that they could remove the small foot chain that restricts them, and just walk down Eloff Street and into the Africa, that is really theirs. 

The ‘food-parcel’ and odd treat that the Coloniser always promises, is worth far more, than their freedom. 

I am elderly, yet standing in front of the same male Elephant, we are alone, the Circus Band finished the regular introduction, I hear the South African ‘Circus’ Ringmaster, announce that the ‘Circus’ will no longer be performing, it will close down immeaditely, I am shocked, the Elephant is staring at me, the Elephant does not understand, only I seem to understand that the trained Elephants will never survive the forced closure of the ‘Circus’, it would take the food out of their mouths, not only would the trained Elephants mindsets be further damaged, their ability to perform will be removed, the trained Elephants will never be able to be released back into the wild, the Elephants will die from hunger, when the Circus ‘masters’ can no longer feed themselves?

Throughout the South Africa, throughout the Western World, the Circus tents are removed, the trained Elephants, for the first time since 1994, have been moved away from the ‘Circus masters’, the trained Elephants are now secured by the police and the military, to stop them from breaking their small foot chain, and harvesting in the suburbs.

I continue walking around the Circus, the tents are coming down, the trained animals have been moved, locked away, the  Circus masters, are in a state of shock, sitting around, all that has been left for them are the dingy caravans, I talk to every Circus master about the South African ‘Circus’ Ringmaster and the Latipac, that is controlling the ‘temporary’ closure of the Circus, explaining that are in the process of capturing every economic opportunity that the Circus masters had before the lockdown, by the time the tents are returned, they will find themselves slaves to the new novel world, the military and the police, will protect them and their tents.

Kaalvoet Medical 101 Conclusion as presented to the Circus Masters:

Suddenly I am very awake as I walk away from the Milner Park circus ground, the elephants and the lions have been removed, the tents have been removed, the Circus masters are confused about what has happened to them, their reaction to my human philosophy and all my findings, now identifies the Circus masters, as no more than the Coloniser’s ‘trained animals’, dare I suggest that I now see them as the Circus Monkey on the chain, their minds closed down to reality, they are now sitting, celebrating a weekly food-parcel, patiently waiting for the Circus Ringmaster, to draw them closer, to allow them into the new novel world order.

Dear ‘Circus masters’, when the Elephant population has reached the desired level of abuse, a few of you, like a Monkey on a Chain, will be allocated space in the new novel world, life will be different, but like the trained Elephant, you will smile when called upon to perform, never concerned about the increased poverty groups who will need to adapt to the new world.

I have resigned from the Circus, my writing will be posted in the Consider the Verdict Facebook group from tomorrow:

Cedric de la Harpe    

Kaalvoet Challenge to the ‘medical science’

Kaalvoet suggests that the Coronavirus management, provided minds can understand the scientific reasons for why he has identified six countries as comparison, these comparisons will show conclusive evidence that South Africa should never have locked down.

Europe Link:        United Kingdom:   Italy:   Sweden:

No Lockdown:     Sweden:     Belarus:

Africa & Asia:     South Africa:    Pakistan

Graph 1:

Comparison:   Death rate, expressed as 7 day rolling average: 

Period Covered:   Day 15 after each Countries first reported Covid-19 death,  to Day 45. 

Graph 1
Graph 1

Kaalvoet Findings Graph 1:

United Kingdom and Italy, reach same level on Day 45, reason, both Countries exposed to the normal winter flu season, both population sizes very similar, both have a very high level of aged population, both have superior medical facilities, and both countries lifestyle is in the wealth group. 

Sweden does not lockdown, and off this graph, it shows no negative trend. 

South Africa, Pakistan, flat-line in comparison, and Belarus, who does not lockdown, is hidden in this flat-line.

Graph 2:

Comparison:   Death rate per 1 million of the population, expressed off a 7 day rolling average,  three countries.

Period Covered:   Day 15 after each Countries first reported Covid-19 death,  to Day 45.

Graph 2
Graph 2

 Kaalvoet Findings Graph 2:

Pakistan, (green) is the model that South Africa (black) could follow, Imran Khan removing restrictions on May 10.

Belarus, does not lockdown, and although the death rate per 1 million population, appears to be higher, Graph 3, will show it in comparison to Europe:

 Graph 3:

Comparison:   Death rate per 1 million of the population, , expressed off a 7 day rolling average, 3 plus 3 countries. 

Period Covered:   Day 15 after each Countries first reported Covid-19 death,  to Day 45.

Graph 3
Graph 3

 Kaalvoet Findings Graph 3:

Sweden who does not lockdown, ends day 45, at the same level as United Kingdom and Italy, on a comparative ratio of deaths per 1 million population, confirming that European model is related to all three Countries exposed to the normal winter flu season,   they have a very high level of aged population, they have superior medical facilities, and their countries lifestyle is in the wealth group. 

  In Comparison with the European Countries South Africa and Pakistan, should have followed the Belarus model. 

My final comment on the death rate, till lockdown is lifted.

Cedric de la Harpe

Black man, why is Covid-19 killing more blacks than whites?

On the first morning of lockdown, I took an early walk to the local Pick & Pay and observed  the arrival of ‘essential staff’ to work in food supplies and the medical service industry.

I have utilised South African public transport for fifteen years, and have visited local public hospitals and clinics, and in my opinion, the public transport and medical clinics, would be the two high-risk infection areas, and I immediately wrote Voice of Reason, questioning the handling of the Coronavirus, and was duly blocked by KDP-Amazon.    

Voice of Reason, what would your community do?
Voice of Reason, what would your community do?

Very briefly, I saw the movement of the ‘essential staff’ into the food outlets and medical supplies, as defeating the entire lockdown structure, and my proposal was, briefly as follows:

1:      Use the closed schools and educational institutions, to accommodate all ‘essential service’ staff,  within walking distance, Unless they  were accommodated within  five kilometres from the service provider. This includes Security Guards.

2:     Every ‘essential service’ provider would be scanned, in and out of the accommodation facility, and in and out of the service providers premises. Each ‘essential service’ staff member would carry the ‘testing log book, duly signed by the responsible person conducting the scan.

3:    This accommodation provision, would remove the movement by public transport, it would also allow a street / block committee to monitor their community member who was providing the ‘essential service’ and thus prevent the virus from getting from the suburban infected areas into the high-density poverty areas.  

Kaalvoet Comment:

Six weeks later the only good that my proposal would have brought to the world, would have been the scientists to give consideration to the risk of spreading the virus from the western capitalist international traveller,

How is it possible that the South African scientists did not foresee this problem?

I have followed the movement during the past two weeks in the USA and UK, with regards to black people that are dying at twice the rate that the white people are dying in their countries, and when the results of the study were released on Thursday, May 07, they confirm the escalated death rate, yet continue to hide the true reason, which features as a comment towards the end of the report, extract in italics, see the bold print below:     

According to the study released Thursday, black people are about twice as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to those who listed their ethnicity as white, at a ratio of about 1.71. Similar results were obtained for those of Asian or Asian-British ethnicity, who are 1.62 times more likely to die as a result of COVID-19.

“There have been reports already in the U.K. that people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds…that they seem to be at an increased risk of…being on intensive care and dying from COVID,” explained Liam Smeeth, a clinical epidemiology professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Smeeth is also the co-lead of the study.

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Previous studies have hypothesized that this increased risk of death among black and Asian ethnic groups may be due to higher prevalence of underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Smeeth says this new study offers some clarification. 

“When it was first noticed that people from black and minority ethnic groups had a higher risk of bad outcomes from COVID, the obvious thing to think was, ‘is it because they’ve got a high risk of diabetes, a high risk of obesity and a high risk of high blood pressure?’” he said. “While those underlying illnesses contribute a little bit of the increased risk, they actually don’t contribute that much.”

As part of the study, researchers examined more than 17 million long-term medical records pertaining to all those involved, including the 5,683 who died as a result of COVID-19. Based on this detailed clinical data, it was concluded that there is a good chance most of this increased risk of dying stems from greater exposure to the virus, as opposed to pre-existing medical conditions. Smeeth said this is likely due to an over-representation among these groups in front-line jobs, as well as higher household density. 

“We haven’t got data on those social factors – our data are clinical in nature – but it does look much more likely that this is where the explanations will lie,” said Smeeth.

Kaalvoet Comment:

If I had a black skin, and my community was infected by the virus, I would be of the opinion that the Government had used my community as slaves to serve the suburban elite, and failed to protect our community.

Once again Kaalvoet must ask, was this failure with intent, or just gross negligence?

Cedric de la Harpe

 

 

Pakistan has taught us many a ‘cricket lesson’, let us learn from Pakistan Politics.

Yesterday I heard a news flash that Imran Khan, one of the world’s best cricketers turned politician announced that Coronavirus lockdown in Pakistan was to be lifted on Saturday.

Imran Khan Cricketer turned politician
Imran Khan Cricketer turned politician

I am never afraid t publish fake news, provided it stimulates the readers mind to possible options that exists out-there, but locked-down for six weeks, a Government that has a death rate starting to climb, and he is considering removing restrictions this must be ‘fake news’, you decide.

According to a  published news report that I quote from, Imran Khan’s announcement, if this was published in South Africa, and attributed to our President, every South African would consider it to be fake news, Pakistan are lifting lockdown, in the interests of the mainly informal sector, feeding their families.

“We know our curve of infections and deaths (from COVID-19) is gradually rising. But the rate of increase is relatively very low in Pakistan,” Khan said in his post-meeting nationally televised remarks.

In defending the decision, Khan said it is not possible for anyone to predict when and if Pakistan will experience a peak like that of Europe and other worst-hit areas.

“Why are we going ahead to ease the lockdown? Because people in our country, particularly daily wagers, small shopkeepers, taxi drivers, laborers, white-collar families are all facing an extremely difficult situation to feed their families,” Khan said.

South Africa should follow Pakistan, we have exactly the same death trend per 100 000 population, we have exactly the same population that are suffering from poverty and hunger.

Pakistan South Africa death trend.

Pakistan is more concerned about keeping their healthy informal population alive, rather than killing the virus.

South Africa, follow the Pakistan model, we could be playing International Cricket at the Wanderers in September.

Cedric de la Harpe

I LOVE HUMAN DICTATE, remember South Africa in 1983?

The world economic and political administration, becomes entrenched in the Latipac’s control, from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, the Free Market is entrenched, 30 years later, the white population is thrust into the same status that the oppressed blacks were condemned to when the Coloniser arrived, how do we all return to the world before 1983.

Human Dictate Video 01

Cedric de la Harpe