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Mask Hysteria: Fun for Germaphobes

In a few, short months we have become a nation of germaphobes.  We were discussing going to Walmart and not being able to visit a medical specialist.  It gives me a headache just writing that last sentence.

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And what of the “science” employed by those big box stores? Most have two large access points. Some have three. Federal, state and sometimes local authorities required these stores to take steps to keep their customers “safe” from the ChiComm plague. And how did they do that? By and large they decided to close all but on set of doors, funneling access and egress through one set of doors. What mental midget came up with this plan? Why not one in and one out, thinning the exposure between transients? That would be a bit more scientific anyway.

Also, through the magic of SWAG (Super Wild Ass Guessing) governments arrived at
magic numbers for these big stores that dictated how many people could be in the
stores at any given time. So you see one unfortunate employee with a number
clicker in hand counting the numbers going in and out. SOOOOOO scientific.

This is also a lot like how they reached the 6-foot magic distance of disease control…

“Expert” 1: I don’t know, George. We have to give them something.

“Expert” 2: Tell them to stay far apart in public. Make them feel like they are doing something.

“Expert” 1: Right. How about 3 feet?

“Expert” 2: Hmmmm. No. That just doesn’t feel like a big enough number.

“Expert” 1: How about 10 feet? There’s no way you can breath on someone from 10 feet.

“Expert” 2: Are you crazy? Walmart would never go for that.

“Expert” 1: Okay, 6 feet. That’s got to fly.

“Expert” 2: Yeah. It sounds significant and if public places can’t maintain that they can just shut down. Yeah. Perfect.

These are just silly examples of how we are “containing” the virus. But I said at the beginning everything we are being told is invalid. So far we have just discussed the results. These are all based on what we are told is the underlying “science” from the real “experts”.  And that is what has been invalid almost from the beginning.

Find out why.


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Mask Hysteria: Everything You’ve Been Told Is Invalid! (In many parts)

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Whenever someone questions the infallible wisdom of masks and shutdowns the speaker is inevitably accused of not following the science or being (get this) selfish. Here’s the painful truth: Since Trump first spoke of containment (and Pelosi was still telling everyone to party in Chinatown and De Blasio was still telling everyone to board the commuter trains and come downtown) there has been a painful dearth of science in any government policy announced. In fact, with every passing week, the “science” we’ve been told to accept has simply gotten worse.

Let’s start with the “science” behind the stay-at-home policies. They can’t REALLY call these policies quarantines. Quarantine is an extreme measure, 100% isolation, and is scientifically proven to forestall the spread of infections. The stay-at-home, shelter in place, or whatever you call what we did for more that 3 months, was anything but scientific and was only marginal in it’s efficacy.


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Here’s why. Many homes throughout the country, and almost all homes of government employees, had family members who worked every day outside the house. Every single time that member left the home and returned, speaking SCIENTIFICALLY, the isolation calendar reset to zero. There was no isolation. The same goes for trips to Walmat, the as station, whatever.

So nothing SCIENTIFICALLY significant was accomplished. That’s why in New York, for example, at the very height of our non-scientific isolation efforts, 66% of COVID patients reported that they were staying home and practicing social distancing.

And the blind stupidity of the shutdown by no means ends there. “Science” as we know it today says a trip to Walmart is okay, but a trip to your doctor’s office, peopled by a profession that has been dealing with infection control since the laying on of leaches, is OUT OF THE QUESTION. Walmart is an essential (politically sacred) function. Your proctologist is not.

Yes, there is something to be said for the economic value of Walmart. We’ll get to that.

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Are We at WAR? Then Develop Some COURAGE!

How in the name of all that’s holy (if you go in for that sort of thing) did we become the people we now are?  We’ve become so gullible, malleable.  How does a people win a war when these are the qualities of the soldier?

The Fronts

In this war there are  5 basic fronts.  There are the Social, Medical, Economic, Political and International.  These can be broken down further but they will do for our purposes.  And they are all heavily intertwined.  Some more so than others.

The Social cannot be disentangled from the Medical.  At the moment the Medical is at the mercy of the Political.  And the Economic is being treated like a pariah.  Almost every day you hear people disparage those of us concerned with the Economic front as being heartless monsters more concerned with “wealth over health”.  Such a pithy phrase. Such a nonsensical sentiment. There is no REAL health without wealth.  Or put more correctly, no sustained health without a strong, functioning economy. The most dangerous fronts in this war will turn out to be the Political and the International.

The Social Front: Social Engineering

Last night I called my granddaughter who live three states away.  My son suggested I call beck because everyone was “social distancing” on the front porch.  People had stopped by to see them.  He didn’t say Jackie and Russ came to visit.  He said “social distancing”.

In our present war, this new verb is the personal ammunition you’ve been issued to stand up and fight.  The social engineering needed to protect ourselves and those in the same trenches, masks, 6 feet, gloves, sanitizer, etc., are your bullets.  But the rounds are no good sitting in a cartridge box.

While practicing good hygiene is always key to avoiding sickness, sitting in your house 24/7 is not practicing good hygiene.  It is hiding.  It makes you the coward, curled up at the bottom of the trench, refusing to squeeze off a round, expecting your comrades to protect you while they risk injury and death.

Too harsh?  Nah.  Because most of you are not actually doing that.  While collective, irrational fear, in many cases mandated from the governing class prevents you from going to work, what have you actually been doing?  Many have been going to the store. (So much for containment. Your mask and gloves protect you a little, but the you carry whatever you were actually exposed to into your house!  It’s on the outside of that warm, moist mask you were wearing!). And that’s fine.  When you need food or TP you’ve got to go.

Think goddammit!  If you can hygiene your way through a trip to the store, you can do the same at work!  This slides toward the Economic and Medical fronts, but you see the point. What have we accomplished?  Very little.  We’ve retarded the spread of this virus temporarily.  But it is out there waiting for us. And it will be when this self quarantine nonsense goes away.

Prediction

As I said in my last piece, you already had, do have or will have Covid in your system.  Few will avoid it altogether.  Some will get sick.  Here is my prediction.  Once we’ve managed to test a substantial number of people we will find that few who carry it will have gotten sick and far fewer than numbers tell us now will die from Covid. Further, we will inevitably find out that many who were counted among the fatalities from the virus will have been judged to have died from Covid-19 with decapitation or massive coronary listed as a complication.  So actual fatalities, as a percentage of those infected, will drop much further.

But for the sake of argument let’s say that this virus is as fatal as early numbers suggest without knowing the real numbers.  We are still hiding under our beds from something that must be faced.  We will not destroy our society by facing it and living our lives albeit with some novel cautions. But we might by continuing to hide.

NEXT: The Medical Front