Lies, Damned Lies, and Coronavirus Infection Numbers - #PropagandaWatch

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How many people have been infected with Covid-19? And how many people have died? And how do we know? These aren't rhetorical questions. They are real questions with real answers. Today on #PropagandaWatch, James breaks down the numbers and asks how these numbers are being derived and what they might be hiding.

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  1. joe.h says:

    This is exactly the kind of information I was trying to share with people. Others in the alternative media are doing TPTB a service by taking a alarmist perspective.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      joe.h says:
      Others in the ALTERNATIVE MEDIA are doing “The Powers That Should Not Be” a service by taking an alarmist perspective.

  2. mkey says:

    More shitnews.

    Polar bears are being forced into CANNIBALISM by climate change and fossil fuel extraction with large males attacking females with cubs, scientist reveals

    • manbearpig says:

      Well, can’t match your gem but for posterity I’ll just place this piece of predictable propagandandistic poo poo here with your shitnews:

      “…Climate change and coronaviruses: a warming world encourages the emergence and spread of new infectious diseases

      …Climate change may also make habitats unsuitable for animals, forcing them closer to urban areas and increasing the risk of transmission of zoonotic diseases…
      …So long as people live close together and global travel is easy, disease outbreaks are unavoidable. The emergence and re-emergence of infectious disease is, however, just one of the many health risks that climate change will bring about.
      Climate change is predicted to cause 250,000 more deaths per year from infectious diseases, non-communicable disease like heat stress, waterborne diseases like cholera, and many more. World leaders and governments must address our warming climate if they are to safeguard our health.”

      • manbearpig says:

        And then from the Earth Institute at Columbia University there’s this:

        “Coronavirus Response Shows the World May Not Be Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics
        by Jennifer Zhang |February 24, 2020

        …The world’s poorest populations and indigenous communities, already in close contact with nature and marginalized by many societies, are the most vulnerable and will likely be disproportionately affected by increased disease proliferation.

        The climate crisis is already expected to cause an additional quarter of a million deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress, with estimates of the direct annual costs of health damage ranging from $2-4 billion USD by 2030.

        The consequences of new animal-human interactions are unpredictable; it’s still difficult to know exactly how much the spread of zoonotic diseases into new latitudes will affect our globalized economy and society. But the global response to COVID-19 suggests it could be quite destabilizing…”

        Still can’t rival polar bear cannibalism…

  3. Skip Tomalou says:

    Hi James,

    Glad you’re back to addressing this subject.

    I see that in your “cures worse than the disease” essay that you link to Dr. Boyle’s interview without comment:
    “Francis Boyle: Wuhan Coronavirus is an Offensive Biological Warfare Weapon”

    I just thought I’d add this background to Boyle’s narrative. It’s a CBC doc concerning the proliferation of bio-“defense” labs, as they relate to Anthrax, among other chicken-little events, in which Boyle is consulted and through it the cause of his media-blacklisting becomes clear. It’s important context to present affairs. The dude actually drafted the law restricting proliferation of bio-weapons, and he’s comfortable calling false-flag on the Anthrax scare, so he ought to be considered worthy of clear thinking and honesty.

    “Anthrax War CBC The Passionate Eye FULL! Dr. David Kelly / Biological warfare”

    There’s this other point I find compelling enough to weigh, which you didn’t mention, and may bear further investigation going forward. It’s certainly another brick in the wall that benefits the globalist agenda. In case you haven’t encountered the theory before, Dana Ashley, (say what you will about her) makes some novel insights about Covid-19 and 5G. It may be a nothingburger, but it wouldn’t be the first time the public is presented with one exoteric theater of war with the express purpose of disguising another hidden theater of war. This theory also happens to address the prevalence of the Princes Cruise Line brand in the whole narrative. The main reason I introduce it here, is because this week’s PropagandaWatch got into the conflation of symptoms and diagnostics, the confusion over which can be used to enable all kinds of errors of judgement.

    “The BEST NEWS re CΟRΟNΑ VΙrus you’ve heard all month! Kinda.”

    To her credit, Dana has done an incredible amount of follow up on microwave tech, directed energy weaponry, phased array tech capabilities, and 5G.

    Curious on your take.


    • Skip Tomalou says:

      Ah, I saw the Dana Ashley link within the essay’s many comments. And I saw Tillerman links to a bunch more Boyle content. Well, if you haven’t reviewed these and put them in your super-journalist utility belt, here’s your chance to do that now.


    • Arby says:

      I have the link to Anthrax War on my blog. And there’s some interesting info about bioweapons in Noam Chomsky’s book “Failed States.”

  4. generalbottlewasher says:

    What do you do when confronted with a paid propagandist misdirecting the unlearned populace. Here is a good example. This could be any city where the community leaders want to play act at community cum-by-yah parties. Here in my little Big Oil city the Rockefeller Foundation have taken over short to long range planning. This is how it is done. On the governance side the person here in this video in my humble opinion is fulfilling the patriotic anarchist role of speaking up to prevent making cowards of all the sheepish statists in the room.
    This is a good model.

    • mkey says:

      Sir, there will be time for questions. Now is the time for censorship so shut up and go away. We can’t lie to these people over here with your interdiction. We want to say what we want and we haven’t yet gotten our ducks in a row. We’ll figure it out and iron out the lies to a more palatable level, now shut the hell up.

      Btw, they really pulled his gut out lol Brutal display. Thanks for sharing.

    • manbearpig says:

      Well, Mr Ayyadurai won’t be conquering hearts for votes in that fashion. He should maybe take some tips from my climate “expert” neighbor who’s now running on the list of our current mayor (for whom he is already an advisor) for a seat on the city council.

      A miracle there are still any sane people left in Massachusetts with all those prestigious universities there…

      This video is heartwarming, actually, seen from that perspective.

      When you think about it though, from a PR perspective, the brave gentleman decrying the 97% consensus will now be lumped in simply as a cranky climate denier who prevents (ir)rational discussion about climate in libraries led by (propagandistic) scientists…

  5. Libertydan says:

    Another great episode of “Propaganda Watch”. This is an example of why I come to the “corbettreport” for “News”. Most of my questions concerning Covid 19 were anticipated and answered by James here.
    That said, we can see many good sources of information being censored from the Internet and thus the need to become a member of the Corbett Report, or at least check the website on a regular basis.
    Knowledge is Power, and the Truth will set you free! This is why the Powers that Shouldn’t be (the CIA for example) are intent on distorting the Truth and replacing it with Lies.
    If the Truth is the enemy of an Empire built of Lies (which it is), then getting people to believe that “The Truth doesn’t matter” is their greatest tool of enslavement.
    It is darkest before the dawn, and perhaps, we are seeing the darkness before the dawn of a new Age. No doubt, the censorship will get worse before a critical mass see’s the light, yet I see that critical mass in our future.
    To rephrase what Ron Paul has said “They cannot prevent an Idea whose time has come”

  6. JadeEyes says:

    MUCH gratitude to you, J.C. — you are a voice of reason in an increasingly irrational view-screen and statistics-driven world — be it in the form of it statements or (more importantly) questions.

  7. PaulDiggsJazz says:

    Following the money …
    World Health Organisation gets to keep a half billion dollars from “pandemic bonds” if pandemic declared before July 2020.

    Think that might be an incentive?

  8. manbearpig says:

    Awesome, artistic, effective Mr. Broc; the calculator and its conclusion:


    • Broc West says:

      I’ll let you in on a secret MBP….that was Old Man Corbett’s idea 😉

      • manbearpig says:


        1 researcher + 1 journalist and excellent interviewer + 1 voluntaryist philosopher + 1 pedagogue + 1 musician + 1 writer (is that book coming out??) + 1 public speaker + 1 character actor + 1 visual artist = 1 MAN??

        Well that sure don’t add up!? 😯

        (“old man Corbett”… has a certain ring of eternity to it…)

        • generalbottlewasher says:

          Broc, MBP. Ring of eternity? more like a river. From a marginal distraction. Eternal song BY Paul Roberson.

          Ol’ man River
          Dat ol’ man River
          He mus’ know sumptin’
          But dont say nuthin’
          He Jews’ keep to rollin’ along

          He don’ plant taters
          He dont plant cotton
          An dem dat plants ’em
          Is soon forgotten
          But ol’ man River
          He jes keeps rollin’ along

          You an’ me , we sweat an’ strain
          Body all aching’ an’ racked wild pain
          Tot dat barge
          Lif’ dat bale
          Git a little drunk
          An’ you lands in jail

          Ah gits weary
          An’ tired of living
          An’ scared of dyn’
          But ol’ man River
          He jes keeps rolling along

          He mus know sumptin.
          Marginal distraction? Them mighty purty words Skipper.

  9. Qno says:

    James, a thought experiment. Bear with me, it will be worth it.
    1) disease x affects one person in 1000
    2) the test for disease x is 95% reliable
    3) you have no symptoms, but decide to get tested ‘just in case’.
    and finally
    4) to your surprise you test positive. Shock! Gasp!

    What is the chance you have disease x based on those numbers?

    Surprise answer: 1 in 50. Yes, the chances are 50 to one that you do not have this disease, despite testing positive.

    Why? Because, with those numbers, one person in a 1000 has the disease, but 50 in 1000 get a false positive. Remember, a 95% accurate test is 5% INaccurate.

    • Qno says:

      Take that to the next stage though.

      Suppose disease x is actually a deadly killer, highly contagious, and completely symptomless (yes, the whole philosophy of disease without symptoms is another rabbit hole, a good one, but not for now).

      You now have this label. It will change your life. You must change your job, give up certain activities, perhaps go on certain treatment to prevent the progress of this disease and to protect the collective (check the side effects, and see how similar they are to the disease itself, by the way). Or perhaps you are going into quarantine. These things will harm your health!

      But… and here it where the plot really thickens, now you must tell everyone you’ve been in contact with, all your sexual partners, anyone you shared a needle with etc, depending on the disease. And then THEY must get tested also. And in doing so, they also risk a false diagnosis, 50 to one!

      And so it spreads. This was the genius of AIDS, to create a plague where there was none, with complete impunity.

      And suddenly it appears as if more and more people may have this disease. But, guess what, at that stage, the test now seems more reliable. Because if the disease affects now 50 people in 1000 instead of one in 1000, then the chances are that test is right is now 50:50 not 1:50

      Which means a) the disease is everywhere and b) a crude test will suffice.

      By the time you get to field testing based on symptoms, mayhem ensues. During Swine Flew (the clue is in the name), 16 year olds in call centres were making the diagnosis over the telephone. I kid you not! Right now, anybody going to a doctor in China with a head cold is screwed; their life is over.

      In the case of AIDS, you have huge numbers of people diagnosed with a disease and treated for it, without being in any way ‘diseased’. In the case of coronavirus, the humanitarian disaster already outstrips any actual disease problem many times over.

      As the epidemic builds, so does the collateral damage from overdiagnosis and over treatment.

      And so, much of the death and illness we are seeing right now in China is collateral damage, but it all gets blamed on coronavirus. What we really really must guard against is this madness spreading. That is the real disease.

      • Libertydan says:

        The stats that I have seen say that COVID 19 is 2.3% fatal. Therefore even if you get it, you are 97.7% likely to recover from it.
        All of the deaths in the U.S. thus far were in a Nursing Home in Washington State. These are old people on drugs (11 drugs on average according to a Nurse I talked to).
        Nobody gets out of this life alive, eh!

  10. ab17 says:

    Doing a back-of-envelope extrapolation, the first cases were notified 31 December and it is now the start of March. In the intervening 2 months there have been ~3k deaths (per retrived 4 March 2020) if that’s linearly consistent that means that you are statistically more likely to die of a medical error in a healthcare facility ( than you are of Coronavirus (by a factor of 144 times).

  11. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I love how James Corbett adds “calmness” and balance to a world which has gone emotionally/financially/health-wise unstable.

    March 3rd’s video “Lies, Damned Lies, and Coronavirus Infection Numbers – #PropagandaWatch” was a nice breather from the panic.

    I appreciate Corbett archiving the ‘ground glass’ lung article.

    The hype has become almost fad-like. Much like the series “Game of Thrones”, everyone is talking about COVID-19 now and reacting (over-reacting) to it.
    My employer sent out a statement the other day about taking precautions due to the virus.

    Welp, Gotta rush off to work for another day and get exposed to countless germs, viruses and juju.

  12. ktrammel says:

    James, my reading seems to indicate “COVID-19” doesn’t refer to the strain of coronavirus that’s responsible for teh current outbreak but rather describes the disease it causes. In which case the COVID-19 test you referred to by the CDC maybe doesn’t actually look for the virus itself but makes a “determination” based on the symptoms. What do you think?

  13. Duck says:
    Not my usual thing but LOL on the predictive programing

    If India gets huge death rates its real, its so crowded there.
    If India is not bad then its hype

  14. generalbottlewasher says:

    Thanks to Alexandre, this seems to have passed under the radar.
    I thought Carroll Quigley had resurrected from the grave. This is very new information to me. Fresh take .Have you heard of QinetiQ before, DeWorms? Welkome? I often wondered who wound Cecil Rhodes up and headed him into the orbit he spun in. Check this out. Thanks Alex.

  15. Selinah says:

    What isn’t known or of course told in the MSM is that 3 Clinical Trials for High Dose IV Vitamin C Therapy were approved in Wuhan, China almost 2 weeks ago and are having excellent results to the point that now the Shanghai Government Officially Recommends Vitamin C for COVID-19. See

    We have known for over 40 years that high dose IV Vitamin C kills all viruses (Linus Pauling didn’t get the Nobel Prize for nothing!). Because it is cheap and cannot be patented the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry has suppressed all information to it’s efficacy. It would devastate their profits! If anyone wants to avoid or easily get over a flu virus of any kind, get regular Sodium Ascorbate Powder and take low doses like 1000 mg each morn and eve in a glass of water and work up to at least 5000mg a day. Children 2000mg a day. You cannot overdose on Vitamin C. Each person has their own bowel tolerance.
    This works. I have been doing it a long time and am never sick. I am thrilled that China has recognized this but you can be sure the USA will never acknowledge it. They’d rather look for vaccines or meds which will leave a lot of deaths in their wake. Sad but true.

  16. Even many of the alt news truth researchers seem to be caught up in the hype and are failing to think back to 2009 & recognize that this is just ‘Swine Flu’ part II.
    They’ve been duped into focusing on tracking down the “real” source of the pandemic instead of question whether or not there actually is a pandemic at all.

    Anyway, can always count on James to provide a haven of sanity.
    Difficult to express just how thankful I am for that.

  17. mkey says:

    Does anyone have the URL to NWNW where Sharyl Attkisson show was discussed?

  18. ben.r says:

    Thanks for this.
    More doodoo will surely hit the fan, when Greta comes out and announces that global warming is causing the corona virus and the Wuhan flu. It turns out that there is so much carbon dioxide in the air over Wuhan that the corona virus is just swimming in it. She and her team have a model to prove this. This is science, and there is a consensus, so no questions are to be asked nor discussion to be tolerated.

  19. stoffa says:

    See disclaimer at end before you have a cow. 😉

    If the R-0 of 2 and the mortality of 3% we’re given by WHO and CDC are remotely accurate, then on week 3 we’d all been exposed and 220 million have been dead for months. To get the infected and dead numbers as low as they are currently reported, I had to drop the R-0 to a tiny amount above 1 (1.0001) Far less than the flu with an R-0 of around 1.4. It’s either that or way way more of us have been exposed and the death rate has to be lowered to, again, far less than seasonal flu (.1%) to .001 %

    With R-0 at 1.01 and mortality at .1% very low numbers, on day 39 everyone on the planet has been exposed and 7.4 million are dead.

    Here we are over 90 days in and the toll is (given as) 200 000 infected with 7900 deaths. To get those low numbers, r-0 has to be lower than 1.0001 and the mortality less than .001%, ie you have been exposed and you got lucky and weren’t the one in 10 000 that died, back on day 39 when the final death toll world wide is 74 000, less than a tenth of those that burning coal or malaria kills every year.

    In fact, the common flu kills up to 650 000 people a year (again according to the ever accurate and never politically or financially motivated WHO)and that’s with all those (very safe and never to be questioned flu vaccines).


    Write yourself a basic spreadsheet and see if you can make official BS numbers make sense. I can’t even get the WHO flu numbers to add up.

    There are most certainly factors my simple spreadsheet doesn’t include and as I have less knowledge than a first week med student doing 101 virology, I guess my efforts aren’t going to get any better.

    • mkey says:

      That’s certainly interesting. I tried to do some calculations, but that’s rather difficult, too many assumptions to be made.

      R0 should be (new cases)/(old related cases). So basically, if we start with one infected who manages to infect two more, that makes R0=2.

      We now discard the firstly infected and see that the two new infectees infected two more. So R0 stays 2.

      This means that Total infected would be R0^step – 1. “step” would need to consider latency (how long is the infected infectious) and incubation time. Is one infectious during incubation time? Beats me.

      If we make a bunch of assumptions and say that:
      – people “trigger” and infect someone after the incubation period is over
      – AND afterwards they are not infectious any longer
      – people they infected carry on in a similar fashion etc.
      – after 18 “triggers” (90 days “outbreak” duration, 5 days incubation period)

      For R0=1.98 we would get about 218763 infected total.

      • stoffa says:


        Yeah, I realised this morning that I’d had every infected infecting R-0 people every day in my spreadsheet.
        I believe r-0 is just how many in total on infected person will infect, so I’ll need to adjust for that.

        Currently people not showing symptoms “aren’t thought to be a major driver of infection”, according to WHO.

        They say; “The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. ”


        So, again, you’re right, we need to take into account a latency period and assume that until they show symptoms, they can’t infect anyone.

        It’s not perfect but it’s a lot better than my initial efforts. I’ll have a crack at improving my spreadsheet tonight and see how I go.

        Thanks for your advice.

        • mkey says:

          Thank you for entertaining this interesting topic. Do share your revised results.

          • stoffa says:

            I adjusted my spreadsheet so that infected had zero chance of infecting anyone until the incubation period was over and could only ever infect R-0 number of people.

            These are the lowest published figures I can find for COVID-19.

            R-0 = 1.4 (Highest = 4)
            Mortality rate = 3% (WHO said 3.4% on March 3rd)
            Incubation = 14 (WHO says 1 to 14 days with median 5 days)

            Using R-0 = 1.4, Raw mortality = 3% and incubation 5 days, my results are as follows;

            Day 93: 324 million infected and 9.725 million dead.
            Day 61: 294 thousand infected and 8800 dead.

            Interestingly, the first doesn’t die until day 17, which means on average, on day 17, 8 people are walking around, past their incubation period infecting their R-0 worth of people, before anyone drops dead and the disease becomes known as more than a seasonal flu.

            Happy to flick you the Excel (.xlsx) spreadsheet if you have a burner email address you can provide me. Don’t use a regular one or you risk getting spammed to hell by gits.

  20. luderon says:

    Hi, James. I think it would be interesting to interview Jon Rappoport and discuss the main types of tests being performed on people to verify that the person does have coronavirus in his body and that such virus is responsible for causing the disease.

  21. tina3 says:

    SO glad I found you. You’re a god sent. Thank you.

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