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Lockdown Advocate Who Predicted 10 Million Dead in U.S. From Coronavirus Raises $80 Million in Fundraising For Online Learning Course

Cashing in on COVID hysteria?

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The author of a viral pro-lockdown Medium post predicting 10 million Americans could die from coronavirus is also the Vice-President of a company that just raised $80 million in fundraising for an online learning platform.

Back on March 10th, Thomas Pueyo wrote a post entitled ‘Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now’ which ended up receiving 40 million views and was translated into 40 different languages.

He then followed up with another alarmist piece in which he asserted, “If we do nothing: Everybody gets infected, the healthcare system gets overwhelmed, the mortality explodes, and 10 million people die.”

Pueyo went into salacious detail about how exhausted health care workers would break down and die, how they would have to choose who to give oxygen to while allowing others to die, and how hospitals would be totally overwhelmed, with patients lining the corridors.

“Not just a run-of-the-mill bedwetter, then, but a kind of super-bedwetter. And a highly influential one at that,” writes Toby Young. “The celebrities who shared his post included former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, actor George Takei, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, author Margaret Atwood, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and Harvard Professor Steven Pinker.”

After exacerbating alarmism about the threat of coronavirus, Pueyo is now being accused of cashing in on it.

Back in November 2018, he was appointed ‘Vice-President of Growth’ for Course Hero, an online learning platform that has exploded in popularity since schools and universities were closed due to COVID-19.

In its latest fundraising round, Course Hero netted an incredible $80 million dollars.

“In Course Hero’s case, the new capital comes as a stark contrast to how the business functioned before 2020,” reports Tech Crunch.

“After launching, the startup waited eight years to raise a $15 million Series A. Now, after going another nearly six years without raising venture capital, Course Hero has closed two rounds in this year alone.”

Did Pueyo, who hired a PR firm to promote his March coronavirus posts, deliberately fan the flames of fearmongering early on in the pandemic in the knowledge that he would cash in later?
Surely not.

As we previously highlighted, a study which illustrated the level to which people had been terrified by the media found that Americans on average believed that over 30 million people had died in the U.S. from COVID, 225 times higher than the actual figure.

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CNN Host Says People Who Don’t Take the Vaccine Should be Socially Ostracized by Friends & Family

“We’ve gotta shun people into getting vaccinated.”

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CNN’s Michael Smerconish says that people who don’t take the vaccine should be socially ostracized and shunned by their friends and family.

During a segment on his show, Smerconish discussed a suggestion made by prosecutor Michael Stern in a USA Today opinion piece about vaccination uptake.

“We’ve gotta shun folks, we’ve gotta shun people into getting vaccinated,” said Smerconish, agreeing that businesses should make getting the vaccine mandatory as a condition of employment.

However, he also asserted that family members and friends should socially ostracize those who choose not to take the vaccine.

Continuing to quote Stern’s article, Smerconish stated, “People should require friends to be vaccinated to attend the barbeques and birthday parties they host – friends don’t let friends spread COVID.”

Smerconish then proudly revealed the results of a poll on his website which found that 73% of respondents thought it was “time to shun.”

“Doesn’t @Smerconish realise we absolutely want to be shunned by people like him and his viewers,” remarked Raheem Kassam. “That’s literally the dream.”

“This isn’t going to end well,” commented Donald Trump Jr.

Smerconish and his ilk are not encouraging others to shun “anti-vaxxers” because they care that much about incentivizing more people to take the vaccine (take up rates are already very high), they’re shaming them so as to legitimize the brutal discrimination that will be metered out later on down the line to those who don’t take it.

Meanwhile, the ‘sane’ people who insist everyone must take the vaccine are walking around behaving like this…

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Head of German Police Union Calls For Ban on Anti-Lockdown Protests

Authorities set to clamp down hard on Querdenkerwill movement.

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The head of the German Police Union has called for a total ban on all anti-lockdown protests because participants are not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.

Well, duh.

After numerous hugely attended protests across Germany in recent months, Rainer Wendt has had enough and wants the government to criminalize them before they can begin.

“In these demonstrations, the violation of the law is preprogrammed and takes place permanently and thousands of times because the participants do not wear masks and do not keep the minimum distance,” Wendt told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

“You have to act much more rigorously against it,” he added.

According to Wendt, the intention of demonstrators to disobey lockdown rules (despite them literally being anti-lockdown protesters), should give authorities all the justification they need to ban the events in advance.

“It is completely incomprehensible why such demos are even still approved,” said Wendt.

Does Wendt really expect the thousands who attend the demonstrations to be concerned about masks and social distancing when a majority of them firmly believe that the government has massively overexaggerated the threat of the virus?

Many of the anti-lockdown protests in Germany have been organized by the Querdenker (lateral thinkers) movement, with authorities responding by characterizing the collective as a violent extremist group.

As we previously highlighted, Germany’s domestic BfV spy agency is monitoring anti-lockdown protesters, claiming they are potentially involved in a plot to subvert the country.

“Authorities fear that far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists who either deny the existence of Covid or downplay its threat to public health are exploiting lockdown frustrations to stir anger against politicians and state institutions five months before a general election,” reported Reuters.

Maybe members of the Querdenker movement all end up in detainment camps that have been set up to incarcerate persistent COVID-19 rulebreakers.

Because as anyone knows, German authorities putting dissidents in camps having treated them as second class citizens who don’t deserve basic rights always ends well.

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New York Yankees & Mets to Segregate Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Fans

“To comply with CDC social distancing rules.”

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Unvaccinated people are to be segregated from those who have received the COVID-19 jab at New York Yankees & Mets games, it has been revealed.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the news in a tweet, adding that capacities will be reduced to 33% in unvaccinated areas “to comply with CDC social distancing rules.”

All fans will be forced to wear face masks, despite CDC guidelines stating that those who have received the vaccine should no longer have to wear masks outside.

Cuomo provided no details on how fans would prove they have been vaccinated before attending the game.

This represents the beginning of a de facto domestic vaccine passport for Americans.

While unvaccinated fans will be allowed to attend games, albeit in a segregated area, there’s no guarantee they won’t be prevented from entering stadiums in the near future when the vaccine has been offered to everybody.

The segregation policy is also being implemented by other countries, including Hong Kong, where unvaccinated people are seated in different areas of restaurants and restricted to a total of 4 people per table.

Respondents to Cuomo’s announcement expressed a mixture of sentiments, with some saying unvaccinated people should be barred altogether, while others complaining that they won’t be able to bring their unvaccinated kids to the game.

Others pointed out that the policy is straight up segregation and will only end in disaster.

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