Hospitals around the country are so underused that many have been furloughing nurses and staff.
Robert W. Felix
One of my long-time readers, Deb, has expressed heartfelt concern over my reporting about what I perceive as lockdown tyranny.
Here are a few of the things she has said:
• “I have to say that I find the flippant and highly slanted articles you’ve been posting to be juvenile and unscientific”.
• “I expect more balanced reporting from you, and a more respectful attitude toward those who are suffering.”
• “But I thought Covid-19 was a hoax. Why do we need medicine to cure a hoax?”
I respect Deb’s concerns, so let me try to address them.
First, let me say that I have never considered Covid-19 to be a hoax. It is real. As of today, worldometers.com reports that Covid-19 has killed almost 389,000 people worldwide and more than 109,000 in the United States. I feel greatly saddened for those who died, and for the suffering and bereavement of their families and friends.
I don’t personally know anyone who has died. However, I do know some who have contacted Covid-19. One of my nephews from Denver visited us just days before the lockdown began. About four days after he left, he developed symptoms consistent with the virus. He got tested, and yes, he did in fact have Covid-19. By that time he had infected both his brother and his dad, and we worried that he had also infected us. Turns out that we were fine, so he must have contacted the virus on the flight home. Both he and his brother are in their early 40s and his dad is in his late-60s. They felt miserable for a couple of weeks, but they recovered and seem to be just fine.
So yes, I consider Covid-19 to be real.
I also think the lockdown was an excellent idea – at first. I say “at first” because at the time no one knew how deadly the virus might or might not be, and whether or not it would overwhelm our nation’s hospitals.
But now we do know. Hospitals around the country are so underused that many have been furloughing nurses and staff.
More and more physicians are saying that the shutdown is causing what they call ‘Covid-19 phobia’. They say that the shutdown is “A Mass Casualty Incident” and that “the millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse. They even say that that Covid-19 phobia is keeping people from seeking treatment for acknowledged dangerous illnesses.
More and more studies and reports are leaking out saying that lockdowns are no longer needed, reports such as: “Covid-19 cannot be described as a generally dangerous disease” – Danish Health Authority, COVID-19 “A Global False Alarm,” according to report leaked by German official, ‘It’s All Bullsh*t,’ says Russia’s Coronavirus Information Chief of Virus Fears, and many, many more such reports.
And as to the number of deaths; do we really believe the numbers? From what I’ve heard, many of the deaths reported as being due to Covid-19 were actually due to other causes, meaning that the number deaths due to Covid-19 have been grossly overinflated.
Finally, we must remember that we were originally told that the lockdown would merely ‘flatten the curve.’ We must remember that we were NOT told that the shutdown would reduce the number of deaths.
If the shutdown will not reduce the number of deaths over the long run, why is it still needed?
So in answer to Deb, yes, I think coronavirus is real.
I also think it’s time to end the lockdown tyranny.
via Ice Age Now
June 4, 2020 at 12:01PM