Here’s the disturbing truth behind the current Covid-19 initiated Corona Derangement Syndrome that we’re all both witnessing and living through right now.
First, medicine is practiced as an evidence based science. Medical knowledge has evolved from witch doctors and quack cures to effective treatment of disease through rigorous testing and evaluation that requires proof of effectiveness and proof that something does no harm. That is how science works.
Second, social engineering and manipulation doesn’t require facts, evidence or truth. It just requires an agenda.
Third, when given a serious challenge, politicians deliberate, and tyrants broadly restrict civil liberties – often without any evidence based justification.
Fourth, it’s all about the money. Where exactly is Two Trillion Dollars ($20,000 for each an every American adult, and $40,000 for every American taxpayer) supposed to come from? Overnight, we are placing Two Trillion Dollars into the hands of politicians without a second thought.
Fifth, this virus doesn’t transmit through a community by itself. It is only transferred in a very small number of situations where people live in close contact. An even smaller number of cases were transmitted in casual public contact.
There is no evidence to justify the emergency orders being issued by politicians, the government advise to close businesses, gyms, meeting places or events. None. Absolutely none. We are flushing away our economy, preparing to put Trillions of dollars into politician hands and destroyed investment without any evidence to prove it is necessary. “We’re scared” isn’t evidence. The actual health benefits of closing down America are not really known; and neither are the long term economic impacts. This article discusses this at a high level, and is based on this article, which accurately charges the media with focusing us on the wrong meaningless metrics.
This is very similar to “Gun control” and studies of “Gun Violence”. These things proceed without any evidence of an impact that will reduce crime or violence, and without any regard to the self defense value of guns. If “gun control” legislation had to be evidence based, there wouldn’t be any.
These two things clearly indicate how gullible, emotional and delusional our population is, how easy we are to manipulate and how politicians and government agencies turn first to curtailing civil liberties in today’s America. That is an outrage.
Let’s look into some evidence and facts.
Covid-19 is not transmitted efficiently in public places where people have casual contact, and particularly if you keep your physical distance from other people, clean surfaces and avoid touching things and transferring the virus to your face.
Outbreaks of the virus are highly clustered, involve human to human (generally not community) transmission contact, and are worse in closed and medical treatment settings where people are routinely living in close contact.
The WHO China Covid-19 study is scientifically evidence based. It shows a very low transmission rate (10%) for people that live in close contact with someone who has the virus, and a minuscule transmission rate for those in casual contact with people that have the virus.
When testing becomes available in a regional “hot spot” where people are presenting with fever, sore throat, breathing difficulties, the number that test positive for Covid-19 is 7%. 93% of the people tested have some other illness like the seasonal flu. Of those that have the virus, only a very small portion progress to severe disease, and most of those are already compromised by serious disease.
The United States has not deployed widespread testing for the virus. This is not because our government or leadership (political or medical) is incompetent, it is because the virus was first detected in November, 2019 (4 months ago) and was not widely transmitted until January. It takes time to create tests that are accurate and reasonably easy to administer and analyze. These are coming online now, and being distributed widely.
The number of cases identified will broadly increase, not because the virus is being widely transmitted now, but because tests are detecting it. This is a good thing, not something to become alarmed about.
This virus will not transmit directly through the air. It requires water droplets to be sprayed into the air, and can survive for hours when those droplets coat surfaces. If you touch those surfaces then your face (eyes, nose, mouth mucus membranes) you can transfer the virus. If you inhale water droplets directly from a coughing sick person you it can transfer the virus.
The vast majority of people that catch this virus don’t get seriously sick. 80% have mild to moderate disease. Some have no symptoms at all.
Those that get very sick are generally also dealing with other diseases. Smoking and other things that impair lung function are often involved. About 75% of the most severe cases recover. While age over 60 is considered a risk factor, younger people in their 20’s catch and present moderate to severe cases of the virus. They are not immune.
While there is no vaccine, catching the virus leaves you with immunity, just like other viral infections. Given time, this herd immunity alone would protect humanity and new case transmission would subside. We don’t know how far along this natural progression we are because the population has not been widely and randomly tested. We only will be testing people that are already sick. The vast majority of them have something else.
China (an authoritarian centrally managed society) contained the virus through cooperation of their population and measures that stopped travel in and out of hot spots where the virus was spreading. The people were told to keep their distance in public, and businesses that concentrate people together were closed for about a week. People wore face masks in public to protect others in case they had the virus and did not yet present symptoms.
China first isolated virus patients, then exhaustively traced the chains of transmission back to their sources. Anyone in close contact with those people was quarantined.
China did not shut down their entire nation’s economy, attempt to centrally manipulate the population into panic through their state media or needlessly impact daily life in the vast majority of their nation. In America, the Corona Derangement Syndrome did.
The media has manipulated fear in the American population to the point of panic. This is for any number of reasons, none of which actually are contributing to the health and welfare of the nation. Facts are useful. Manipulation of their audience with sensationalist propaganda and brainwashing is destructive. It may keep us watching, but the legacy media agenda is anything but evidence based. Regardless of their impact, the media will always claim the high ground, and to have been both right and justified for their reckless actions. That’s the long term part of the manipulation.
Over and over, meaningless statistics are used to justify sowing fear and anxiety. For example, a rise in the number of cases detected through testing is a good thing, not indication of sudden widespread uncontrolled transmission. When we know who has the virus, and how they got it (via research into the chains of transmission) the population can be protected more efficiently through evidence based solutions. The media response? Spread panic!!!
If the media’s goal has been to politicize an illness, they may be less effective than they think. Politicians have taken up that mantle, and are using it to create Two Trillion dollars worth of centrally managed power and influence. Money that the nation can only spend by going deeper into debt or diluting the value of our currency further.
Reporters are constantly badgering the administration about availability of needed supplies and medical equipment is an attempt to make the President appear incompetent. He plays into this by freely riffing what he remembers about things his aids and reports have said, giving reporters endless ways to show inaccuracy and disagreement within the administration’s leadership. President Trump is simply responding to media abuse by manipulating them. He’s surrounded by a team of people that are doing their jobs efficiently and effectively. Remember, the policy of shutting down the nation didn’t originate in the administration, it originated in the deep state (CDC) in overreaction to the early information about the virus. Most of the suppression of civil rights was not necessary in the vast majority of the nation.
The media whipped up panic. The administration and politicians responded by asking the deep state “experts” what to do. They probably gave a range of options, and out of that came orders to shut down the nation, destroy the economy, and destabilize finance. All because of a disease with magnitudes less impact than the seasonal flu. Is that rational?
The political agenda of tarnishing and thrashing President Trump’s administration may prove ineffective in the end. All experience in China shows that in a matter of a few weeks, general transmission will be well under control. Limitation of the disease to transmission in a few hot spots of infection may prove entirely due to President Trump’s early actions to temporarily close the borders. The administration requested that private industry manufacture the medical equipment and supplies the nation needs. Industry immediately responded and production quickly accelerated. Research immediately began testing known medical responses, and working to find new ones including a vaccine that will accelerate herd immunity worldwide.
Bottom line. You’re probably not going to catch this. The economy will be hurt but will restart quickly. By November, we’ll be back running on all cylinders.
Here’s current Covid-19 Virus information:
If you really want something to scare you, compare that to:
In the meantime…. Where’s Joe (Biden) Hiden’ ?