ET, I think you are taking the video too literally. I am not challenging mortality statistics on this occasion – I may get into that discussion another time.
“2 + 2 = 5” is a metaphor for how authority can impose a belief system, even a ridiculous one. The majority don’t question the narrative for a variety of reasons that don’t necessarily imply stupidity or ignorance, a certain proportion will feel unease but ignore it for expediency or more complex reasons, a small few will speak out and be punished to deter les autres, and a further few will see it as an opportunity for advancement by displaying their willingness to embrace the new thinking. Very quickly, the new orthodoxy becomes self-policing.
Putting aside our differing opinions on covid, do you agree that this video portrays a real process by which authority implements and enforces its agenda?