Unmasking the Covid-19 Hysteria in West Virginia and the United States.
COVID-19 is what I would call the first political disease. Decisions are not being made based on sound scientific principles, but rather on a mix of ignorance, political agendas and corporate greed and conflicts of interest.
In West Virginia, there have supposedly been 5480 cases and 102 deaths as of July 23rd, 2020. I say supposedly, because Covid-19 may be listed as the cause of death when, likely, there were two or more other serious underlying conditions. In the case of seasonal flu, that is not considered a reportable disease. But Covid-19 was made a reportable disease. In fact, Covid-19 had to be listed on the death certificate, even when it may not have been the actual cause of death.
Right now, according to the official West Virginia Department of Health website 78 people are hospitalized and 33 are in the ICU. Underlying conditions are not listed. Age is not listed.
The daily deaths in West Virginia are between 0 and 1 person. 78 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 (or with COVID-19, and other confounding illnesses?) and 33 are in the Intensive Care Unit.
Is this a state of emergency? First of all, we don’t know the age or other illnesses that those affected have. Secondly, let’s compare this to deaths from influenza and pneumonia, which are usually grouped together, in West Virginia. That number is about 450 deaths per year. If the death rate continued at about one person every two days, then some 200 people would (supposedly) die from COVID-19, although in the great majority of cases, well over 90 %, there is some other illness present as well.
So why all the hype. Why mask mandates which have no precedence, and no studies to show they are effective. Why social distancing, with no studies either to show effectiveness. These are political moves to make people fearful. And who would want to make people fearful. Could it be pharmaceutical companies, who will make billions if a vaccine, which is likely to do more harm than good, is released. Could it be politicians, both on the right and left, who don’t want to see the United States be prosperous under the leadership of President Trump? Could they have an agenda of not wanting President Trump to be reelected?
And why aren’t the media outlets focusing on the real suffering of many who have lost their businesses and are struggling to make ends meet. Could it be that they don’t want people to think about these things, but only about how it is necessary to follow the (random) dictates of governors or others who wish to exceed their authority?
What about going back to school. Data shows that COVID-19 has an almost zero fatality rate among children, and that children are not a significant vector for transmitting the SARS-CO-V2 virus to adults. So, again, is the refusal of teachers unions to go back to work based on what is best for society, or on another agenda? In fact, when children are infected, with no symptoms, they can develop immunity, which will help the whole society move toward herd immunity. So a greater number of cases is not bad. Respiratory viruses move through the community, and people develop immunity. Especially for those under 65 years of age, this virus is less lethal than influenza. So, again, a larger number of cases is part of the inevitable progression of the disease.
And since studies show that healthy asymptomatic people are not a primary transmission source of SARS CO-V2, why the mask mandates? Is it in the best interests of society, and respecting of personal rights and freedoms, or is there another agenda.
What about (un)social distancing. Why is six feet the magic number? Why not 3 ft. or 8 ft? What studies have shown that mask and (un)social distancing mandates are an effective strategy for preventing the spread of SARS-COv2? Answer: None. Masking and (un)social distancing are based on hypotheses and political agendas, not facts.
And why aren’t there studies being done emphasizing the huge damage to health of delayed treatment for cancer, or diabetes, or a host of other illnesses. How about depression, suicide and lost years of life?
Finally, the “protests” and riots following Memorial Day weekend lay to rest any thought that the COVID-19 “crisis” is not a political disease. Suddenly, lock downs in places like Washington DC and Chicago were shattered with nary an arrest of the marauding “protesters” for violating mask and/or social distancing mandates. Yet, before that, the mayors of these cities and many other jurisdictions had threatened that anyone who went out without a mask could face fines and arrests. Yet that was not enforced among protesters. In fact, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC rebuffed and kicked out the National Guard, but was more than happy to let looters run rampant without being arrested.
Yes, COVID-19 is a political disease. Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia who has promoted a false narrative that has caused the loss of God-given personal freedoms while parroting the false narrative of an “emergency” needs to be removed from office in November. President Trump seems to be awakening more in recent days to this false narrative and the bad advice given by Anthony Fauci. I hope that he continues to awaken to the real nature of this political disease.