Friday, December 11, 2020

COVID-19: A Public Service Announcement

Essential Facts About Covid-19 - This is a long article but ought to be read in totality as it confirms what many of us have suspected all along: we are being played. Big time, by big players.

Fear, desperation, anger and stress: The emotions of undocumented migrants  during COVID-19 pandemic | Discover Society

A brief synopsis:

  • the average death rate for people who contract Covid-19 is well below 1% and is much closer to that of the seasonal flu than figures that were commonly reported by the press. (ed. and yet there has never been anything close to a “lockdown” for any type of seasonal flu outbreaks)
  • the average years of life lost from each Covid-19 death are significantly fewer than from common causes of untimely death like accidents and suicides.
  • the virus that causes Covid-19 is “very vulnerable to antibody neutralization” and has very limited ability to mutate, which make it unlikely to take masses of lives year after year like the flu and other recurring scourges.
  • if 500,000 Covid-19 deaths ultimately occur in the United States—or more than twice the level of a prominent projection—the disease will rob about 6.8 million years of life from all Americans who were alive at the outset of 2020. In contrast:
    • the flu will rob them of about 35 million years.
    • suicides will rob them of 132 million years.
    • accidents will rob them of 409 million years.

Irrationally anyway…

The article also notes that the amount of disinformation about this disease is legion with mal-informed stories perpetrated by media outlets turning the truth of this matter on its head by confusing the general nature of coronaviruses with that of Covid-19.

Coronaviruses are a family of RNA viruses that includes some common cold viruses that tend to mutate rapidly, but the virus that causes C-19 does not share that trait. Per the same molecular biology paper cited above, the virus that causes C-19 “does not mutate rapidly for an RNA virus because, unusually for this category, it has a proof-reading function” in its genetics. The paper also explains that the same physical feature of the virus that makes it so contagious also makes it:

very vulnerable to antibody neutralization, and thus it is a relatively easy virus to protect against…

Simply put, the virus that causes C-19 is immunologically fragile, and thus, it [is] far less likely to take lives regardless of acquired immunity and vaccines. If this proves true in the long run—as all available evidence suggests it will—the lifetime risk of dying from Covid-19 is greatly overstated by comparing its current death toll to yearly fatalities from the flu, accidents, suicides, and other common causes of death. This is because the vast bulk of people will develop immunity to C-19 either by catching it or through vaccines. In vivid contrast, societies don’t become immune to accidents, the flu, or heart disease.

Yet the WHO and the media subsequently mislead us on this rather key issue:

All of the above facts about immunology in general and C-19 in particular were published in medical journals, textbooks, or encyclopedias near the outset of the pandemic in March 2020 or earlier. Yet, the World Health Organization sowed confusion around this issue by publishing a scientific brief and a tweet on April 24th that stated: “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from #COVID19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”

Many media outlets parroted that claim, even though the World Health Organization deleted its tweet later that day and wrote: “Earlier today we tweeted about a new WHO scientific brief on ‘immunity passports’. The thread caused some concern & we would like to clarify: We expect that most people who are infected with #COVID19 will develop an antibody response that will provide some level of protection.”

That clarification was closer to the truth but still misleading because it ignored the three  key facts above that were already proven by that time:

  1. The virus that causes C-19 has low mutational capacity.
  2. The virus that causes C-19 is very vulnerable to antibody neutralization.
  3. Viruses with these attributes are easy to protect against because vaccines and acquired immunity commonly provide long-lasting immunity against them.

The result? Worldwide panic, lockdowns, economic calamity. It continues to this day with additional lockdowns amid reports that “ICUs are near capacity” around the country. Of course ICUs are near capacity, as they are during every bad flu season; that’s what they are designed for.

I’m telling you people, it’s time to stop bitching about this and grab the torches and pitchforks.

If you are among the most vulnerable among us please take whatever lockdown precautions are necessary to keep you safe, as you should every year to protect against the flu. But the rest of the country needs to reopen the churches, the schools, the businesses and get back to work.

We Will Not Comply

Special request: If you are inclined to prayer please say a little one for my Sister-in-law who’s having her second knee replacement today. And thanks in advance for doing so.