With additional thoughts on why mass containment probably made everything worse, by playing to the most central strategy of the virus
Boy, sounds like we should have listened to those “fringe” epidemiologists who authored the Great Barrington Declaration.
As long as public health officials can increase their power using COVID as a pretext, they have every incentive to keep doing exactly the wrong things. I won't say that they intend to make things worse, it's just that their incentives are consistently aligned in that direction.
"Many of today's problems are a result of yesterday's solutions."
The problem is that the intervention strategy is deliberate. Implemented via the higher-ups ignorant power hungry toadies who are all too happy to make us miserable.
What a shame.
All of this to get rid of mean old Trump.
The left are followers of the devil.
>Remember that SARS-2 arrived in Europe no later than November 2019, and in America no later than December 2019. The West saw multiple months of community Corona transmission, in other words, without anybody noticing that anything was amiss.
This is the big mystery that really needs answering. Why did the deaths only begin piling up once people lost their minds? How did we live three months or more with this pathogen, without noticing anything strange happening?
Back in mid 2020 there were some dissident types arguing the entire mortality wave was a product of lockdowns, but those arguments no longer look very plausible to me.
Rather, it looks to me as if SARS-COV-2 needed a helping hand, in the form of humans wiping out competing respiratory pathogens that spoiled the party. All circulating respiratory pathogens are well adjusted to our upper respiratory tract, for a new entrant like SARS-COV-2 to conquer a niche required wiping out its better adapted competition, which we proceeded to do for it by no longer engaging in social interaction.
Then once it had enough hosts it had an opportunity to give birth to new variants better able to cope with its competitors and so it was no longer dependent on their suppression.
Eventually the vaccines arrived, which effectively prevented people from developing proper immunity, setting the stage for constant reinfections by fitter iterations.
Now we live in the brave new world where this thing thrives, with every attempt at suppressing it having had the opposite effect. I seem to have fully recovered from BA.5 by now, but I don't like where this is going.
Eugyppius seems to assume the lockdowns were directed with good intentions, in good faith. Generous, but not justified. Lots of evidence it was driven by malice and corruption. We have never locked down the healthy, for many good reasons which we reconfirmed the hard way. The perpetrators of this fraud certainly knew those reasons, but relied on public ignorance to achieve control. The mysteries are not of the virus evolution, but of humanity's devolution. Victims like to focus on the victims, but justice necessarily focuses on the crime, and the criminals. It's crucial that we also focus on the epidemic of public ignorance that enabled the lockdowns and all the other offenses the last two years, incorrectly attributed to a routine flu.
Unfortunately the one thing that all governments do really well is make bad problems worse. Making any problem worse is in fact their only core competence. It's going to be a long next few years.
Any comments on how mass mRNA vaccination with products that result in immune imprinting affect these dynamics?
I agree with the analysis. But you/we know all this since 2011 at least. And still midget Fauci and his low testosterone friends managed to lock everyone up and kill even more people. All this with support of the majority.
Bottom line: We can know everything, but there are way too many idiots in the world. If we need to teach these monkeys to think before they let us alone, we will die as their lockdown slaves. It is useless to discuss... Only secession is the answer.
Speaking of making everything worse, I for one would be very interested to hear your views on the current farmer protests in the Netherlands, which seem to be spreading to Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland.
From what I can gather, the Dutch government, or better yet, the European commission, or even better yet, the World Economic Forum has decided that those pesky farms are just putting too much nitrogen in the soil, even after nitrogen levels have been significantly reduced in recent decades. So, production just has to be reduced; significantly.
Is this policy as completely detached from reality as it appears, or is there actually a plan to replace all the lost agricultural production that will result from carrying it out? I have to believe that this is eventually going to be a Europe-wide policy.
You're closer to this than we here in America. Thanks.
As a Registered Professional (Chemical Process) Engineer, I was well-placed to understand the spread of Covid-19 in March of 2020. However, the hundreds of postings I made to alert others were read by very few, and believed by likely less. (Chemical Engineers protect staff from hosts of contagious chemicals and biologicals.)
Most obvious was the significance of ventilation and humidity. Nursing homes, always on a budget, have extremely low air change-out rates and hardly ever, except for high end venues, enough humidification in the cooler, dry months to prevent aerosol desiccation.
When I heard "don't treat without clinical intervention (hospitalization)" I had already read about the olfactory stage and the cytokine storm thereafter. And I was on ivermectin, already, using 2 grams 1% solution in applesauce.. I'm 79, and I think I had a mild, flulike bout of Covid when I ran out of ivermectin. Three days of Hydroxychloroquine then did the trick.
I am so sorry I could not do more. Many of my own family have not listened, and have suffered 'way more than I.
Thank you for this thoughtful dissertation. I have been saying many of these things but not as eloquently and precisely stated. I appreciate being able to express in a more systematic manner.
Well, that’s one theory to explain the oddity that is that no one noticed anything unusual until lockdowns were imposed.
I personally think that’s an over complicated explanation. The parsimonious explanation is that there wasn’t & isn’t a new respiratory pathogen circulating & killing lots of people.
Instead, it was the policy responses themselves that killed people (depriving people of treatments for normal respiratory illnesses, like withdrawal of antibiotics for bacterial pneumonia) & enabled the killing of people, many of whom could have been saved (eg bad medical treatment in hospitals).
This explanation also covers off things which have been bothering me badly:
1. The UK government held a party during the pandemic, at a time when the public was locked down & unable to be with relatives dying in hospital. The light of heart must have known there was no respiratory health threat.
2. The British Queen, in her 90s, attended a G20, meeting dozens who’d just flown in from across the world, no quarantine. I think that confirms that the monarchs team knew there was no new respiratory health threat.
3. Why was the virus origin story plastered across all media platforms for days? The perpetrators have nearly total control, so if there is a major story playing, they at least approved in. Surely there’s no upside in asking whether the virus was natural or from a lab? Unless.....the real reason was to give us a false choice, and to rule out the 3rd option: “there is no new virus”.
4. Look at Denis Rancourt’s work in USA (& another author had very similar findings). His main conclusion is that, in the all causes mortality data, there’s no evidence of a pandemic.
It’s taken me a long time, and of course, I cannot be sure, but this on the balance of probabilities, is where I’m leaning.
I also think, that with social distancing, sanitizing and mask usage, we selected out all the fomite & droplet transmission of the virus, and therefore wound up with a wicked aerosol virus. The most transmissable respiratory virus in history, I believe, Omicron SARS-2 is. Vaccine effect notwithstanding.
There's a similar story on this with malaria in Africa. I don't recall the exact details, but anti-malaria campaigns succeeded in wiping out almost all strains - except the most durable and resistant, which resulted in a clear field for it.
As always, I appreciate the big picture viewpoint.
I'm curious about 'primarily in hospitals, where staff unwittingly circulate viruses among patients.' Are we talking asymptomatic transmission, or fomites, or…?