Current COVID-19 lockdowns protect low-risk college students and young professional bankers, attorneys, journalists, scientists and others who can work from home, while older high-risk working-class people are risking their lives building the population immunity that will eventually protect us all.
It’s more than fair to say that we are experiencing a pandemic, but not the one you hear about ad nauseum. No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus.
Does not Donald Trump deserve some credit for finally talking about what we should have been talking about for these last seven horrifying months? He got the bug, shook it off, and thereby beefed up his immune system. He is stronger and now can move about freely, engaging people, shaking hands, and otherwise living a normal life.
From October 1-4, 2020, the American Institute for Economic Research hosted a remarkable meeting of top epidemiologists, economists, and journalists, to discuss the global emergency created by the unprecedented use of state compulsion in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is The Great Barrington Declaration, which urges a “Focused Protection” strategy.
Sometimes one’s soul is best served by issuing a cri de cœur. I want to scream and protest against today’s unprecedented (in my adult lifetime) long spasm of irrationality and madness. “Why,” I ask myself, “are so many people content to be denied context, perspective, and completeness of pictures?”
A popular link circulating on the internet shows the results of a demonstration. Dr. Richard Davis sneezed, sang, talked, and coughed into agar cultures wearing a standard surgical mask, and again using no mask. The result is a powerful image: The cultures without the mask clearly show more microorganism growth.
“Flatten the Curve” and “Slow the Spread” have somehow come to mean “stop death”. The American, Maryland and Frederick County public have been done a huge disservice by the media and elected representatives.
After public out-cry, in April Maryland had to revise it's COVID-19 reporting system to account for "probable" COVID-19 deaths, of which there were hundreds. A "probable" death could look like someone dying from a heart attack at the age of 89 but having tested positive for COVID-19 was listed as a COVID-19 death.
On March 11th, and 12th the sports world came to a halt because of an invisible enemy. All major league sports suspended their seasons or just outright cancelled them - NBA, NHL, MLB. Even the NCAA, who cancelled their basketball tournament, and all of their spring sports.
It's looking like the world pandemic is winding down, 99.9% of us are still here. There were deaths and that's truly sad. My heart goes out to each and every family that was effected.