Bangladesh just reported zero COVID deaths in the entire country in a 24-hour period. Charitably, one-quarter of the population is vaccinated. This poor, incredibly densely populated nation appears poised on the verge of achieving herd immunity – despite violating every principle the high priests of the pandemic assure us are necessary to beat COVID.
Why? How is this possible?
Bangladesh has a population density of over 3000 people per square mile. The population density of the United States is 94 people per square mile.
Keep in mind that the average population density for Bangladesh includes areas of the nation that are essentially uninhabitable. Urban areas of the nation are almost incomprehensibly more densely packed.
Dhaka, the nation’s capital, has a population density of 36,941 residents per square kilometer. That is 95,677 people per square mile.
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The poor live in vast, unbelievably dense slums. That’s at least 40% of the population and keep in mind that ‘poor by Dhaka standards’ is so far below U.S. poverty levels as to be virtually incomprehensible to the average American. Dhaka is regularly named one of the world’s least livable cities behind just behind war-torn disaster zones in the Middle East.
Living conditions in Bangladesh are unsanitary, squalid, and dangerous. Bangladesh is a desperately poor country. Any academic talk of social distancing or disinfection of work areas or schools is an indulgence in fantasy. People hang on by their fingernails. They survive. They have no time or money or resources for games. If anything we are being told by the lords of the lockdown is true, Bangladesh ought to be a killing field. This is the virus’s fantasy come true. The entire nation is a petri dish.
COVID should be tearing through the slums of Dhaka like wildfire, and the bodies should be stacked like cordwood in the narrow, filthy alleys that separate the shacks jammed with people and the gutters running with filth. A single cough could infect dozens of people already weakened by other diseases, malnourished, and unable to afford medical care.
It is not. The contagion is burning out. We have been lied to. COVID is vanishing from Bangladesh.
And yet, in Europe and the United States, the high priests of COVID continue to ignore reality. The men and women who claim to speak for science, data, and objectivity push ahead with an agenda designed to strip the populace of individual freedom, empower big government, and enrich Big Pharma.
Austria has now returned to a full national lockdown. All Austrians have been directed to work from home and all non-essential businesses are closed. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement that as of February anyone not vaccinated against COVID in Austria will be effectively on house arrest.
Germany’s always angry Chancellor Angela Merkel is making noises about the same kinds of measures in her stalag. Germany and Austria and most of Europe have already embraced every tenet of the gospel of lockdowns, masking, and vaccination, and yet COVID in Europe is nowhere near defeated.
Some 79% of Germans are “fully” vaccinated. COVID numbers are soaring. And, so, of course, the prescription must be more of the same.
Meanwhile, all across Europe average people are rising up and demanding an end to the madness. They are marching. They are refusing to comply. They can see with their own eyes what the so-called experts either cannot or will not. All of the lockdowns and social distancing measures and vaccinations have failed.
The “pandemic” will end when sufficient numbers of the people in each nation have had the disease and acquired natural immunity. We cannot vaccinate our way out of this situation. We cannot end the disease by decree.
Bangladesh is perhaps the ultimate proof of the complete bankruptcy of every idea that has been trotted out by the bureaucrats and autocrats of the planet since this entire crisis began. It exposes the complete lack of any factual basis for the belief that we must continue to force vaccinations on the population and punish those who fail to comply.
Perhaps more than anything it highlights the real agendas at work here. People must get vaccinated, because they must be made to comply and because Big Pharma must have its profits. A solution to this manufactured crisis, which preserves personal freedom and rests on natural immunity achieves neither of those goals.
If anything we are being told by the “experts” were true, Dhaka would be a ghost town. It is not. It is moving ahead and out of the pandemic. We are not so lucky.
Charles S. (Sam) Faddis, is a former CIA operations officer with thirty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. His last assignment prior to retirement in May of 2008 was as head of the CIA’s terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He currently serves as a Senior Editor with AND Magazine where this article was originally published.