Corona eradicationist Yaneer Bar-Yam has gone mad.
These assholes just will not give up.
Oh boy, him starting off mentioning statistical analysis (i.e. looking at the curves) as well as evoking his deceased sister immediately did not stir much confidence in the rest of the article.
I will always be reminded of Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding's twitter account shooting off emojis about SARS-COV2 being found in mice, not just for his rampant use of emojis but the amount of people saying "this will make zero COVID more difficult, but it is still possible!"
The irony of him to include that phrase. As someone who is not religious, I can still see the fallacy of man to be so arrogant to think that we can control everything. There's a difference between giving up and coming to terms, and these doctors are so wrapped up in their own hubris to not understand such a difference.
The most important issue is that covid never was an extraordinarily dangerous pathogen that required preventing contagion at all costs.
It is a nasty respiratory virus maladjusted to human hosts because it was created in a lab. It produces some atypical symptoms that, if not treated, kill a small percentage of the population.
There are only three pillars, in order of importance
- Treat the symptoms
- Gain population immunity as soon as possible
- Try to protect the vulnerable
The last one is very difficult, so maybe it is not even a pillar, but at least we can try to enhance the immune system of the vulnerable and of course not kill them by making their lives miserable.
All that has been tried has failed. And we knew it would fail, because trying to influence the spread of a respiratory virus like covid is futile.
Thank you for reading Gates's book, so I don't have to. Under normal circumstances I would not outsource my judgment on such a book, but Gates is so loathsome I fear for my mental health if I actually do read it, so I welcome Professor e as my proxy.
I see there are seeds being planted for a "new wave". Between Birx, Gates and now a new one saying "smart people KNOW that vaccine efficacy wanes, so they'll WANT a booster in the fall", as if pandering to one's intelligence will encourage them to take a booster.
SMART PEOPLE have NOT taken a shot for a MYRIAD of reasons - nearly all of them legitimate.
Social Distancing= useless
So his solution is lots of Theater to cover up murder?
Let's give Yaneer a one-way ticket to Shanghai.
I support ventilation since I like to breathe, and I'm also fond of the Serenity Prayer, which I've repeated a zillion times the past couple of years when confronted with absurdities coming from power nuts like Yaneer Bar-Yam. I'd make a joke about the last part of his name, but after reading Yaneer's Tweet, my thinking process has stalled.
Wait, wait, a yam joke just bubbled into the conscious part of my poor 74-year old brain, and here it is...
Q: Why didn't the yam go to the Australian Open?
A: Because he wasn't a commontator.
Another crazy. They're everywhere.
That guy is absolutely insane. He needs mental help.
Yaneer is (yet another) physicist who thinks that extremely complex systems well outside of current human comprehension can be reduced to more easily analyzed mathematical models with which he is familiar.
I don't begrudge him his own perspective ... but why on earth would anyone think that it has authoritative value?
In the words of the great Foghorn Leghorn: Aaaaahhhhhh shhhaaaadapppp! /slap!
Someone give this guy covid already
I particularly appreciate the ritualistic references to 'purity' of air and of water.
Bar-Yam has been fear-mongering about diseases for who knows how long. In 2020, he and Taleb thought that COVID would result in extinction. That's why in his mind we have to go to every measure to eliminate the disease.
Some supplemental reading:
Will these self aggrandizing god-king experts ever sit down? Or will we have to make them...waiting with bated breath in Canada for the reinstitution of the ‘five pillars’ this fall.