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By Samuel Strait, Reporter at Large – January 19, 2021

It has been a year since Covid-19 burst on the scene here in the United
States, and for those that have paid attention, we learn something new
nearly every day.  After hearing and reading greatly exaggerated stories
and reports about how deadly the virus was, and continued, relentless
badgering over masks, social distancing, and by all means staying at
home, we now know to what lengths government bureaucrats, public health
officials and the media are willing to go to dress up the charade of the
past year.   Contrary to that propaganda, we now know from the reluctant
CDC that the death toll from Covid-19 was less than 10,000, not the
hundreds of thousands being reported by the media.  We now know that
there was no spike in over all deaths during the spring of 2020, nor at
any time during 2020.  In fact the over all deaths in the United States
was nearly ten percent lower in 2020 than in the previous year.  2020
was the first time in ten years that the over all death number had declined.

We also have learned that when our governor starts talking about basing
his mandates on “science”, there is no science to back up his claim. 
The current science disputes the ideas that mask wearing, social
distancing, and staying at home has much to do with the transmission of
Covid-19.  In fact there is clear evidence that none of these
precautions will in any way prevent the spread of the virus, nor slow
the spread.  The continued insistence that we will some how be “safe” 
from the virus by using these methods will largely depend on how small
of a corner the powers to be and the media are willing to occupy.   It
should be plainly evident by those that are thinking that the virus is
behaving much like the common flu has behaved for hundreds of years,
except this virus appears to be far less deadly.

We learned recently that the mortality rate for deaths FROM Covid-19 is
well under a tenth of a percent.  We know that masking, social
distancing, and staying at home is far more deadly than Covid-19.  We
know that behaving as we have been mandated is catastrophic to our
economic well being.  We know that testing is highly unreliable.  And
finally we know that only a tiny fraction of those that are supposed to
have contracted the virus are in any way inconvenienced.  Since November
we have two vaccines purported to solved all our imaginary problems.

Many people have become convinced that a vaccine is a cure for the virus
it was designed.  This is not the case.  Vaccines consist of a weakened or
dead form of the virus itself.  It is intended to be administered so the
body will be infected with a mild form of the normal virus in order to
stimulate the bodies’ own defense mechanism.  It is then the task of the
bodies’ defenses to neutralize the virus.  It is another common
misconception that a vaccine will work as intended over a predetermined
period of time.  For instance flu vaccines only seem to work at all
about 40 to 60% of the time.  Vaccines also are not immune to side
effects that can become serious.  We are now left with what has occurred
over the last couple of months since both the Pfizer and Moderna
vaccines have been made available to the public.

People who claim to know about vaccines will tell you that the new
technology for developing the current vaccines have been in the works
for decades and we do not need to worry about the speed with which both
Pfizer and Modern developed the current vaccines. What they tend to
gloss over is that the testing phase for this crop of vaccines was not
done with humans, but pigs and therefore, the idea that the testing of
these particular vaccines in such a limited fashion on humans over a
short period should not be a concern.  What is problematic about that
statement is that there were problems during both Pfizer and Moderna’s
testing phase and the only 95% effective rate is also of some concern. 
When recent reports of wholesale refusal of medical staff in some
facilities to take the vaccine, coupled with a growing number of poor to
serious outcomes after being inoculated, an American public that was
hesitant or refusing to take the vaccine when offered will be unlikely
to be reassured that the vaccine is reliable and safe. This is
particularly true when threats of forced vaccination by various levels
of government have surfaced.

What is truly unfortunate is that with all of the over hyped rhetoric in
the media and the medical community, facts like those that struggled or
die from Covid-19 are relatively rare.  Those that might benefit from
vaccination are also relatively rare.  As we have done for centuries
with a wide variety of viruses, those that live in fear of infections
should exercise all precautions. Those that don’t live in fear should be
allowed to pursue life.

2 thoughts on “COVID-19 Economic Shutdown More Deadly Than The Virus”
  1. One might go to You Tube and enter Randy Rainbow Cover Your Freakin’ Face and also Founders Sing Lie, Lie, Lie Lysol

    1. Nice meaningless snipe J, but what else can we expect from you. Might want to grow up and make a comment that has some value.

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