I’ve been following the Wuhan Coronavirus closely for almost four months, since it was first publicly acknowledged by the Chinese government as a scourge in the city of Wuhan. In the early days it was quite alarming, but after large quantities of data began to roll in — real data, not the claptrap being beamed at the general public by the MSM, the WHO, and the CDC — it became less alarming. The more information that was gathered on it, the less threatening it seemed to be for anyone but the very old or the very ill.
However, the political class is wont never to let a good crisis go to waste, especially when it can be used to damage a Republican president. The media went easy on the H1N1 flu back in 2009 because Obama was in charge, and they had to make sure that he didn’t get any bad publicity because of the disease. But with the hated Orange Man at the helm, the elites grabbed the opportunity with both hands and ran with it. Millions will die from COVID-19, and it’s all Trump’s fault!
What we’re seeing now are the desperate attempts by a number of state governors (all of them Democrats, as far as I know) to hang onto the executive powers they have arrogated unto themselves as a result of the manufactured crisis. They’ve gotten a taste of what it’s like to wield totalitarian power over the serfs, and they don’t want to let go of it. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer seems to be the champion despot of the bunch, although the governors of New York, California, Illinois, Washington State, and Minnesota, among others, are giving her a run for her money.
I’ve been gathering material for several weeks for what was intended to be a comprehensive post on the topic of COVID-19, but the data have been coming in too fast and thick for it to be possible. There’s just too much information, and it becomes outdated so quickly. Now that civil disobedience has become widespread, the crisis is easing, as local authorities and governors relax some or all of the restrictions under pressure from angry citizens who have decided they don’t want to be serfs any longer.
So I’ll just include a few things I’ve collected in the past month or so. The first is a video featuring two doctors in California, Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi, who give a commonsense, rational presentation on the virus, based on their experience, plus their analysis of real data from elsewhere. This video was taken down at least twice by YouTube, which seems to be removing mirrors of it as fast as they appear, even though it is calm, factual, evidence-based, and contains no conspiracy theories. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for preserving it:
The second clip is a discussion by Tucker Carlson about the totalitarian oppression that emerged so rapidly and took hold so completely during the ChiCom flu crisis. Mr. Carlson (like many of the rest of us) is dismayed at how easily Americans surrendered their Constitutional rights and willingly allowed themselves to be turned into compliant sheep:
To wrap things up, below is an excerpt from an email I wrote to the priest and some of the parishioners at my Episcopal church, as part of a discussion about the possibility of resuming the celebration of Holy Eucharist, albeit in a socially-distant and disinfected form, and with a number of the more elderly members of the congregation absent. Our governor, Dr. Ralph “Coonman” Northam, had decided in his magnificent wisdom that he would exercise his generous largesse, and issued a ukase that allows houses of worship to reopen at 50% capacity.
Our priest had quoted a renowned expert who said “that the epidemic has already peaked”. This was my response:
The epidemic has not only peaked, it is a far cry from what it is routinely depicted as.
It is primarily a death sentence for anyone in long-term care with one or more serious pre-existing conditions (including respiratory disease, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and others). Once it gets into a nursing home, it runs through it like a consuming fire. This problem was made WORSE by the lockdown, because in some states relatives aren’t allowed to come in and remove their not-yet-infected loved ones when the disease has been detected inside the facility. And in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that elderly corona-infected patients be moved into nursing homes, thereby causing thousands of additional deaths in those facilities. That policy is not only inhumane, it is CRIMINAL.
Outside of the long-term care facilities, it’s something that everyone with those pre-existing conditions needs to take seriously and be very careful of. I have some relatives who fit that description, so I’m not taking this lightly. Those people need to stay away from crowds and take the other precautions we’re so familiar with.
But except for the at-risk groups described above, the coronavirus is NOT particularly dangerous. The vast majority of people who get it either recover quickly after showing relatively mild symptoms, or have no symptoms at all. Millions of people all over the world have been infected by COVID-19 without even knowing it.
Even counting the nursing home deaths, COVID-19 is NOT as deadly as the Hong Kong Flu (1968-69) was on a per-capita basis. I remember those years. There was no panic or hysteria. No lockdown. No mask-wearing. We got through it without destroying our economy.
I have to admit: I’m a coronaskeptic, or even a coronadissident.
The mass hysteria over COVID-19 is the single most bizarre phenomenon I’ve experienced in my entire life. It is senseless and massively destructive, and does more harm to our collective health than the disease itself. It will take decades for our economy to recover, if indeed it ever does. And we haven’t saved any significant number of lives because of our actions. More people died in the nursing homes of Minnesota than would have otherwise if it hadn’t been for the governor’s executive order. I assume it’s similar in other states.
The response to COVID-19 has been a massive, colossal, catastrophic failure. It is being sustained in the media and among elected leaders primarily for political reasons. There is no scientific or medical rationale for these policies ever to have been put into place.
That’s all for now, boys and girls. Stay safe!
And to ensure your safety, be sure to wear your masks. Nothing signals your voluntary compliance with authority more clearly than covering your face with the Corona Hijab. You greatly reduce your chances of being knocked down, handcuffed, and arrested by the police if you wear your mask properly at all times outside the home.