Can anyone explain the #FilmYourHospital footage?
I’m under pretty strict quarantine in Spain and I’m going nowhere near a hospital.
But this footage out of the US & elsewhere is bizarre, No?
More than bizarre – I’d love to know what this all adds up to. In some cases, probably the tents etc are there to take the exponential growth in numbers that they are expecting shortly. but that doesn’t explain the difference between msm reporting and these films. That’s assuming that the “citizen” films are done fairly too, of course – there’s a potential agenda there too.
What I find hard to fathom is what would be the point of whipping up fear and collapsing the economy. The people in power are the most wealthy and already powerful in every nation. They need a minimally functioning economy to have consumers to exploit and peasants to provide their needs. Mass starvation doesn’t really benefit them. Unless the collapse of the financial system was underway anyway so this is some kind of global “reality tv show”, with every country taking part, to fool the rest of us into blaming a pandemic instead of the crooks at the top. But the coordination involved in that seems way over the top – can’t get myself to believe in it. It would also be colossally stupid, which doesn’t match up with the skill and planning necessary to keep this up.
However, this is certainly an interesting phenomenon – worth watching. No doubt it will get clearer as we go along. In the meantime, many of us know people who have died of this, so it’s not entirely a fraud.
I’ve been following Chris / Steve Bannon’s coverage of this since January and have prepared accordingly — but certain developments in this story are not sitting well with me.
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Are empty hospitals normal part of preventing spread? If so, why is media reporting long lines?
I agree this looks suspicious. I would also think that this is just the nature of exponential growth. The numbers go from tiny, tiny, tiny to huge, huge, huge with very little time between them. Or as Chris likes to say case, case, case, cluster, cluster BOOM!
> I would also think that this is just the nature of exponential growth.
Reporting being overwhelmed on Day X, and then demonstrably being a ghost town on Day X+1, doesn’t exactly gel with exponential though?
Let’s see if this trend continues i.e. more odd footage emerges or if it turns out to be just a bizarre blip.
Yes, I sent the video to some relatives and they were very irritated by the “citizen journalism” videos. Their comment was it’s unreasonable to expect every hospital and clinic to be over whelmed with people 24 hours a day. So someone takes a video and says look no people the entire Pandemic is fake. This is disingenuous and harmful. Do they think okay let me go back in 6 hours and see if there are STILL no people? No they try to feed you a message they want you to believe.
My nephew is a Dr. and I believe him when he says the crisis is real and he is offended by these videos that minimize the scope and severity of the crisis and the difficulty they face.
My guess is that these citizens are filming at daybreak. That would be about 6:30 am in New York City. That might account for the low turnout in lines and in waiting rooms. Just a guess.
Same is happening in Washington State( north of Seattle). The doctors I know say the ER and walk in clinics are very slow. So slow that some nurses were sent home.
There are a lot of corona virus patients here but most are sent to home quarantine. Only the worst cases with serious respiratory issues that need O2 are in the hospital. When a hospital becomes overwhelmed its because most of the people there are close to dying.