Why Do Covid Policies Only Affect Rich Countries?

Don Quixote makes up for a heroic attack on a huge enemy; he disdains his awe-stricken squire, Sancho Panza, for hesitating to follow.

In the previous blog it was shown that the stringency of corona measures did not at all correlate with all-cause excess mortality. Consequently, it makes no sense to speak of a “corona pandemic”. There was a corona flu, no doubt, but mouth diapers are just as effective in fighting a flu as is painting your belly purple. In this blog, we show, using the same publicly accessible data, that the corona pandemic preferentially hit rich economies. In the graphs below, the horizontal axis again displays the Covid-19 Stringency Index of societal measures, on a scale from 0 (no measures) to 100 (extreme lock-down), imposed at the end of the year 2020. The vertical axis displays the accrual of the per capita national deficit in 2020 with respect to that in 2019, in US dollars. This quantity is a measure for a nation’s suffering (due to whatever cause, but in this case, obviously the stringency of corona measures), as it represents an increase in the collective burden: it is a transfer of wealth from all citizens equally to an ultra-small group of shareholders. Again, the blueish color depth is taken from the Gross Domestic Product per capita, whence it indicates the country’s wealth: the larger the GDPpc, the lighter blue the country’s color. From all countries, we selected those with a population larger than 6 million. These countries we divided into two wealth groups, with a GDPpc threshold of $15,000 per capita.

Richer Countries (GDPpc > $15,000). The per capita 2019-2020 Deficit Accrual (y-axis) increases with Corona Stringency (x-axis). A linear fit of the data is included, in which every country is weighted by its total GDP, thus accounting for the number of people represented by every country. Consequently, the optimum fit seems to be too steep on mere inspection, but it is numerically correct due to the larger weight of the USA. South Korea, Hungary, and Poland were ably governed, as they achieved low deficit accrual. The worst managed countries are shown in the upper right quadrant: my own country, The Netherlands, shines in the conspicuous company of the USA, Austria, Canada, Germany, England, France, Sweden, Belgium, and Italy; closely followed by Spain and Israel. The management award goes to the government of Taiwan, which, alas, sees its legitimate supremacy shake under the blunt military threat of the Chinese Communist Party (not to be mistaken for the Chinese People).


Poorer Countries (GDPpc < $15,000). For these countries, the deficit accrual hardly correlates with Corona Stringency. For the sake of rich-poor comparison, the same (co)ordinate ranges are used here as in the above graph. Worst performer is Venezuela, and arguably best performer Brazil.


Poorer Countries (GDPpc < $15,000). Same data as above, but with an adapted vertical scale. In spite of this adaptation, the countries still flock around the zero level, indicating that the "corona pandemic" hardly affected their economies. As compared to other high-total-GDP countries, India, Russia and Indonesia did an excellent job.

How are we to interpret these data? The idea is very simple. Anno 2021, the main economic players on the global level have lost all national connotation. Countries are reduced to milking cows of global mafias. The wealthiest of all these mafias is the Rothschild mafia, which owns the “American” Federal Reserve System. Now where would you steal, were you a professional thief? Would you go for rich pockets, or for poor ones? In this sense, the above graphs are the signature of your thief. How does this thief manage to steal from you, when you are not even aware of his existence? Well, that is a thief’s job: to go unnoticed. The thief will use any ruse to make you believe he does not exist. This he accomplishes by ridiculing conspiracy theorists. He does so justly, because conspiracy theorists are often ridiculous. But do not forget: the Rothschild mafia is rich enough to pullulate the conspiracy market with conspiracy nuts. If you believe that conspiracies are ridiculous by definition, then you are an idiot indeed. In the latter case, I guess you also believe that CO2 is bad for biological life on earth, and that heavy industry causes glaciers to melt. Actually, that is the very way in which the Rothschild companies outdo their competition: Make them believe that they have to fight imaginary mills, like Don Quixote in the stories of early 17th century’s Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.