Coronavirus, otherwise officially known as “COVID-19” was first reported on December 31, 2019 in Mainland China. On February 18, 2019, China’s health commission reported 72 436 infections  and least 1,868 deaths (1) . The world was in shock. But why? The virus spread worldwide in a short space of time: “As of early March 31, 792,509 people had been confirmed to have COVID-19, with 37,947 fatalities around the world” (i) .

The USA, has now taken the lead, clocking about 16 4000 infections and about 3 000 deaths at the end of March 2020. This infection rate translates to about 1000 deaths per month calculated from January 21, when the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first case in the USA.

This triggered unprecedented panic levels. This was, however, not the first for the USA. The 2017-2018 flu season recorded much higher morbidity rates than the 2020 COVID-19 rates. On September 27, 2018 the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), along with other public health and medical groups, kicked off the 2018-2019 flu vaccine campaign at a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. On that day they reported that more than 900 000 people were hospitalized and more than 80,000 people had died from flu last season (2017-2018)(2) .

These figures were record breaking, and according to the CDC emphasized the “seriousness and severity of flu illness and serve as a strong reminder of the importance of flu vaccination” (3) . The above statistics dwarf the coronavirus figures by far as shown by the tables below. 

Looking at the two tables one realizes that the USA flu of 2017-18 season had a morbidity rate of 9.49% compared to a 0.011 rate of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally it had a mortality rate of 0.02 per capita whilst COVID-19 has 0.000514. Bearing in mind all of the above, I challenge every reader to compare COVID-19 figures with their country flu statistics.

In addition to the above, it may be useful to ask these Crucial Questions:

1. Flu Vaccine: Is it possible that the flu vaccine has compromised people’s immunity and therefore compounded this problem? What could be the correlation? The USA, for example, had the highest number of flu vaccines in 2017-18 and ironically also had the highest influenza morbidity and mortality during this period.

The Centre for Disease Control reported that flu vaccines were highest in 2017-18 flu season. “For the 2017-2018 season, manufacturers originally projected they would provide between 151 million and 166 million doses of injectable vaccine for the U.S. market. As of February 23, 2018, manufacturers reported having shipped approximately 155.3 million doses of flu vaccine; a record number of flu vaccine doses distributed” (4) .

Another point to note is that Flu vaccines are popular amongst affluent communities and the elderly. Is it coincidental that many coronavirus infections are amongst these groups? In South Africa, for example, Sandton, Bedfordview, Durban and Cape Town have been experiencing higher infections.

On the contrary poor communities seem to have fewer cases, at least for now, and these communities do not take flu vaccines. It is scientifically proven that dependence on external antidotes such as antibiotics compromises the body’s ability to develop its own natural immunity. Moreover, this also encourages bacteria and viruses to mutate and become resistant to treatment.

Is it possible that the coronaviruses have become resistant to flu vaccines? The Centre for Disease Control also confirmed an increase in antiviral flu following the 2017-2018 USA flu season. Is this a consequence of the increase in flu vaccines during this period? 

There are also claims that there is an increase in Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) caused by non-influenza respiratory pathogens in children post-influenza vaccination compared to unvaccinated children. I strongly recommend that investigations be made to establish if there is any relationship between the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 deaths.

2.5G: Is there a relationship between the COVI-19 disease and 5G? It’s a fact that 5G does not cause coronavirus infection. But is it also true that 5G frequency is too fast and therefore affects the oxygen that we breath? Once infected by any disease like the coronavirus the body requires a lot more oxygen intake for the healing process and if the oxygen is diluted or weakened by 5G then the body will suffer. Scientists have warned against the intensity of the 5G frequency as detrimental to the health of our environment especially the oxygen that we breath.

Oxygen is constituted by two atoms and the speed of 5G rattles the coherence of these atoms and makes oxygen difficult for use by the body. Once infected by COVID-19 the body struggles to get sufficient oxygen and suffocates.

At this stage the patient is rushed to a hospital for treatment. Modern hospitals are operating 5G technology and this compounds the breathing problem and death occurs. Many people in the affluent areas are dying of COVID-19 shortness of breath after contracting the coronavirus. They rush to the private hospitals that are 5G connected and they are placed on ventilators until they cannot sustain the cost thereof.

3. Scam? The majority of people testing for coronavirus are returning negative results. South Africa was standing at less than 1500 positive tests and 5 deaths as of 31 March 2020. This is contrary to all predictions of a catastrophe. Questions are being asked whether the government overreacted on the lockdown based on speculation. 

But rather overreact than risk the lives of citizens. The argument being advanced is that fewer people are getting tested thus the low infection figures reported. Be that as it may, the fact remains that the percentage of positive tests against the total sample of tests remain very small.

Mobile testing equipment have been procured with urgency and door to door visits will be conducted to force citizens to test. (Criminals have jumped onto the band wagon and have acted ahead of government and are visiting homes pretending to be testing officials as reported by one Lenasia resident on April 2, 2020.)


A depiction of the COVID-19 virus

I hope and believe that this is a noble intent to test citizens and not a desperate attempt to raise the infection figures to justify other ulterior motives that may be behind this so-called pandemic ie, forcing the world to administer flu vaccination.

As of the evening of Apri 2,l 2020 South Africa had more arrests (2200+) as compared to infections (-1500); three deaths associated with police brutality as compared to 5 deaths associated with COVID-19. Has the whole world been taken for a ride or is there a bigger conspiracy to control the world economy as some conspiracy theorists like David Icke have argued?.

The truth will never be known but whatever it is, the fact remains that the drastic measures taken by our governments to lockdown economies and citizens will have long-term economic effects especially for the developing world. 

The poor will get poorer, small businesses will be marginalized and the large conglomerates will tighten their stranglehold on the world and human liberties will be greatly affected.

A short gun approach instead of the spray-and-pray-machine-gun approach would have been appropriate. This I believe would have returned similar or better results at a fraction of the cost. This would have entailed the following:

1.High Risk Groups: Focus on high risk groups like the elderly, the HIV positive, TB infected and all those with compromised immunities. These groups would have been encouraged to stay at home and keep the requisite social distances. 

Quality services would have been provided such as sanitizers, masks, vitamins and food supplements to help their immunities. Tests would have been done to all or most of these people and focused education campaigns would have been initiated.

2. High Risk Areas: Cordon off high risk areas with high reported cases like Sandton, Bedfordview, Durban, Cape Town.

3. Trading Restrictions: Restrict trading hours to between 7-18:00hrs for all businesses and allocate specific times for high risk groups.

4. Educate and inform the masses about healthy leaving to boost their immunity instead of bombarding them with fear and intimidation.

5. 5G; Due to the unknown consequences of the effects of 5G, rather not risk the lives of citizens and regulate the use thereof. Restrict 5G use in hospitals because this is where most patients end up and if it is true that 5G affects oxygen consumption then hospitals are the last place where this should happen.

6.Flu Vaccines: Due to the unknown data on the correlation between flu vaccine and antiviral resistant flu viruses plus the mutating nature of the coronaviruses that cause flu, governments must regulate the type of vaccines that are administered or discourage the use thereof until sufficient data is made available.

It is a fact that flu vaccines introduce flu virus into the body to try and help it to develop immunity. The patient gets ill in the process and this may take a protracted period before the body responds. 

In many cases the period between the vaccination and the body’s response may be critical for survival of the patient. Many people rushed for flu vaccines in Italy when the outbreak happened had their immunity severely compromised.

It is not recommended to administer the flu vaccine once you have symptoms of the flu because it is too late for the vaccine to assist the body and this may aggravate the condition.


1 1 April 2020.

2 Retrieved 1 April 2020.

3 ibid

4. More information about flu vaccine supply is available at Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Supply & Distribution.

i (retrieved 1 April 2020).

NB: Dr Ray Russon is a former lecture at the University of Swaziland. He writes as part of our Corona virus series.

Ray Russon

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