FEAR, HEALTH, MASKS, AND LIES
I’m done with living in fear. I’ve had too much of it in my life, from my earliest memories. More for my loved ones than myself, but still, it intermingles. Living in constant fear is a terrible way to live.
Fear is useful when we are in control of it, to awaken us, to motivate us to make clear, conscious decisions. And when we’ve done what we can, we let go of it, or at least not let it control us into being destructive. When we operate out of fear, especially fear of disapproval, it becomes dangerous.
My concern, as always, is to recognize and fight injustice, and try to stop what is harming us. So I worry about the increasing bullying of anyone who dares question the propaganda we are being bombarded with. And I worry we are being diverted from stopping what is actually increasing deaths. What are they so afraid of? Thinking and questioning could help save lives. In order to protect ourselves and others, we need to know the truth instead of believing convenient and contradictory myths that keep changing.
I am supposedly at high risk for Covid-19 since I am chronically ill and almost 70, but I don’t feel afraid. I’m more afraid at what is happening because of the terror of others.
Suddenly, small, rich Marin County has had a doubling (and increasing daily) of Covid-19 cases because of one “mistake.” https://www.salon.com/2020/07/06/one-third-of-the-prisoners-in-californias-san-quentin-state-prison-have-coronavirus/
My question is: Do they seriously think that wearing masks and “social distancing” and washing hands protects anyone, when they give prisoners no soap, no masks and cram the sick right next to the healthy? (John Oliver did an excellent show on the abysmal sanitary conditions that prisoners are forced to live with, including no soap: https://slate.com/culture/2020/06/john-oliver-coronavirus-prisons-last-week-tonight.html) And how to justify putting Old people with the coronavirus in with well in nursing homes?
Either because of their racism and classism, they don’t care about the mostly poor prisoners of Color and poor Old people in nursing homes (knowing that their own old relatives will be taken care of in style), or do they not really believe those “safety” measures they keep lecturing us about? What else could explain sending prisoners with Covid-19 onto public buses that travel to other cities and counties where they wander the streets homeless, other than that those in charge do not personally feel in danger?
Can they really be that incompetent and stupid, or is this another “experiment” like at Tuskegee? https://explorable.com/tuskegee-syphilis-study/
They know already that “nine of the 10 largest known clusters of the virus in the United States are inside correctional institutions, The Times’s data shows.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/san-quentin-prison-coronavirus.htm
I worry that masks are focused on so that individuals can be blamed and vilified, as opposed to noticing the major spreading of Covid-19 caused by government and other agencies. This personalizes what is political and affecting all people.
Authorities and the media scapegoat protesters who made wonderful, massive demonstrations against racism and police atrocities that can really change things for the better everywhere, but then refuse to question those suspicious “mistakes.”
San Quentin had no Covid-19 cases until authorities knowingly transferred infected prisoners from Chino, counties away. In just a few days, a third of the inmates became infected, most already with serious health problems. Plus, the medical and other staff are now also infected. The numbers for both groups are increasing daily, and 1400 at last count. Even though the Covid-19 rate in Marin county has already doubled, at first they said there was no connection (really?), but then admitted that of course there is. Now the sick prisoners are being transferred to hospitals around the Bay Area. But they blame people who go to parks and can’t wear masks for the spreading?
I wonder how much more they are covering up. They couldn’t, with this story: https://www.ktvu.com/news/san-quentin-inmate-tests-positive-after-being-released/
This prisoner, who is sick with Covid-19, had been in a cell between two coughing, vomiting prisoners, was tested before release, but not kept until results known, and then was dropped off at a Marin County bus stop that took him to San Francisco where he had no place to stay. He went to his family’s 2 bedroom apartment that housed 6 people, but didn’t want to make them sick. The authorities hadn’t even given him a mask, which says to me they know they ineffectual they are. (Either they believe they stop the spread of the virus, or they know it won’t. They act like they know it won’t.) How many people did he infect and how many did they infect?
Meanwhile, our governor continues to patronizingly lecture us that masks are the answer, ignoring how the primarily transmission of the virus is in confined spaces with contained or limited air flow. So two major airlines are again allowing passengers to sit right next to each other https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC SF-doctor-expresses-alarm-about-his-packed-15262579.php. Plus unnecessary businesses that require very close contact with people are reopening. Eating and drinking outside (and in some areas, inside) restaurants also means close contact, including without masks (unless these are IV parties).
They also know that certain toxins greatly increase vulnerability to get and dying from Covid-19, but they avoid naming them, except for smoking. Meanwhile, people who can’t wear masks are threatened with fines and bullied everywhere, even when walking alone outside. https://jennifermargulis.net/glyphosate-and-covid-19-connection/
They are reinstating restrictions that caused panic a few months ago, where people desperate to go outside (even worse when most parks were locked, for no logical reason) can’t park to look at the ocean, as if California was like Florida, full of half-naked people cavorting in the waves, as opposed to the reality of individuals walking in down coats on the beaches and a few freezing surfers in wet suits. (People parking by the ocean were fined $100 to $1000, depending on county.) But they can go sit outside next to each other in beer gardens or get their nails done inside? Why?
Few seem to think or talk about how if this was a plan to see how quickly people would obey contradictory and oppressive rules by governments, it has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, because people are not only obeying without question, but aggressively policing and shaming those who don’t agree. (Does that sound familiar?)
Anna Palagina, a friend from the Ukraine, wrote: “All quarantine measures were tailored to stop protests. First people were scared but then one of the doctors in charge actually said on television that they lied about how dangerous the situation is in order to *ensure compliance*. What I love about Ukraine is the childish directness of the crooks, who can give interviews on drugs and basically confess to crimes on camera. Here you never know.”
Arthur Sevestre says: “The whole covid thing seems to be a diversion from the repurposing and restructuring of government, business, and society as a whole….While we fight amongst ourselves over pieces of cloth in front of our faces, they trundle on undisturbed by pesky citizens who don’t know what’s “good” for them.
I’m seeing a massive class divide over those who question and those who won’t and enjoy bullying instead. (For those wanting to start in on me now, just read what I’ve written. I have always been on the side of fighting the right wing, even when they pretend to be trendy and “woke.” Also, be aware that I have been supporting Lesbians, girls, and women since I was a teenager, and as a result have been stalked, doxed, and gotten rape, mutilation, and death threats. If that hasn’t gotten me to agree to something I don’t believe is true, nothing will, so bully elsewhere.)
SCAPEGOATING VERSUS INFORMATION
Why are certain groups scapegoated for the virus spreading, like the protesters against racism and murder, when the virus clearly multiplies most easily in closed, re-circulating air places, like airplanes and cruise ships? (I remember early outbreaks traced to specific individuals who came off cruise ships and then returned to their Bay Area cities.) One of those ships with hundreds of ill people was brought to Oakland for no logical reason (please don’t repeat the bizarre media explanation) other than that Oakland is a very poor city with many People of Color. There was a news story about dockworkers being afraid to handle the massive amount of contaminated garbage from that ship, and then nothing else said. No surprise.
Friends have described another source of spreading, which was from young friends who became very ill with Covid-19 symptoms, but who were refused testing or tested negative and not allowed into hospitals because they didn’t fit the usual Covid patient descriptions. So then they were spreading the virus for another week or ten days until they were almost dead and then tested positive. One died and the other was barely alive the last I knew. Why is this happening if there are such stringent rules in other instances?
Why, like for the released prisoners, instead of giving the test that gets results in 45 minutes, people are told to wait 5 days for results that can be at least 30% inaccurate? Why have so many been refused a test, in spite of serious symptoms? (Money.) There seems to be no valid test for antibodies, but most people don’t know this. Meanwhile, people are not allowed to be with their loved ones who might be dying. Does it get more cruel or nonsensical than this?
I’ve been told that this video can’t be true, but I believe it for a number of reasons, including that it is not unlikely in a poor hospital. The differences in treatment can be astounding. And horrifying. (The comments are also very interesting.):
Dr Malcolm Kendrick from Scotland (who wrote “The Great Cholesterol Con” in 2010, which helped so many people refuse dangerous statin drugs, ten years before most doctors agreed) goes into detail at his website: https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/ June 26, 2020:
If an elderly person goes downhill rapidly and dies in a care home, and they did not have a test, did they die of COVID, yes or no? Probably, possibly? Doctors in the UK have been advised to write yes, while in other countries they are more likely to write no. On the other hand, there are tales of doctors in the US being coached to write COVID on almost all death certificates, because the hospital is paid more money if they do so….
So, if you want the outcome that is the most reliable indicator that something truly significant is going on, you need to look at excess mortality rates. If they stay the same, you can be reassured nothing serious is happening. This is true however much the diagnosis of a single condition rises.
To provide this data, as close to real-time as possible, EuroMOMO (European mortality monitoring activity) was established. Currently, it monitors changes in overall mortality in 24 different European countries. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are treated as separate countries. This becomes important.
EuroMOMO showed absolutely no change in mortality across all 25 countries until week eleven, the second week in March. It then rose rapidly, topping-out in week fourteen. By the end of May, everything had fallen back to normal. Which means the COVID mortality spike lasted ten weeks, from start to finish. Overall mortality rates are now lower than normal.
The average age of death from Covid-19 in the UK is around 82, and most of those people have comorbidities. I said to our managers that we had to test people and could not just be throwing them into nursing homes. But that is what they did. Homes were virtually ordered to take elderly patients. We had one nursing home that ended up with 12 deaths in a week.
Then there is this:
The CDC estimates the death rate from COVID-19 for those under 50 is 1 in 5,000 for those with symptoms, which would be 1 in 6,725 overall, but again, almost all those who die have specific comorbidities or underlying conditions. Those without them are more likely to die in a car accident. And schoolchildren, whose lives, mental health, and education we are destroying, are more likely to get struck by lightning.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The #1 COVID problem.
42% of all US COVID-19 deaths are taking place in facilities that house 0.62% of the US population. And 42% could be an undercount. States like New York exclude from their nursing home death tallies those who die in a hospital, even if they were originally infected in a long-term care facility. Outside of New York, more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 are of residents in long-term care facilities. In Ohio, it’s 70% of COVID-19 deaths, in Pennsylvania, 69%.
Why are people being terrorized with the fiction that everyone is in risk for their lives, as opposed to the truth, when they know that stress lowers the immune system?
THINKING VERSUS SUICIDE
We know that many women and children who live with men are being abused more than ever now. Another issue is the mental and emotional toll that the bullying about masks is causing.
I am concerned about women who are talking about being so terrified of Covid-19 that they are afraid to go out and are becoming increasingly isolated and depressed. Some are frantically repeating media phrases, like about how they can’t stop touching their faces and don’t know what to do. I asked if they’d gone out anywhere and they said no. So why can’t you touch your face? “I don’t know.” Some are obsessively wiping their hands with stinking, toxic “sanitizer” when they haven’t touched anything in public. Why? (A lot of money is being made from this fear also. There is even a new device being advertised that makes a vibration if someone’s hand gets too close to their face. Seriously?)
There are also increasing suicides. I worry because:
“Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) — Doctors at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek say they have seen more deaths by suicide during this quarantine period than deaths from the COVID-19 virus.
“The head of the trauma in the department believes mental health is suffering so much, it is time to end the shelter-in-place order. “Personally I think it’s time,” said Dr. Mike deBoisblanc. “I think, originally, this (the shelter-in-place order) was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients. We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.
“The numbers are unprecedented, he said. “We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”
“By late March, more people had died in just one Tennessee county from suicide than had died in the entire state directly from the virus.”
Another concern is for children isolated from friends and peers. It’s bad enough for adults, but when very young, a month can feel like years.
Meanwhile, in spite of our doctors telling us to get exercise for our physical and mental health. we were forbidden access to our best parks and told to not even drive, but just walk long distances to reach to our nearest ugly, filthy, and unsafe parks (which most disabled cannot do). Using “safety” as an excuse, the East Bay Regional Park District closed entrances to most of their parks that have safe, widely-spaced parking lots, while forcing people to park on narrow winding roads and then walk in onto one narrow trail, crammed together in tight little groups. Meanwhile, their television ads showed happy white families sitting in shorts on grass, with no warning about the high risk of Lyme disease, which also can be lethal, contagious, and incurable. Of course the few open areas were packed like like never before.
WHY CENSOR US?
I understand why those who are benefiting from terrorizing us want to silence us…
https://digwithin.net/2020/06/03/coronavirus-scare/ …. but why are our own friends and community doing this? From what I’m seeing, a lot are simply enjoying the opportunity to boss other women and feel superior. I don’t know how else to explain the glee some show, even when professing to be scared.
When we question anything about Covid-19, we are shamed, ridiculed, and even threatened. We are accused of being “ignorant, selfish, and right wing,” and literally compared to the people who believe the earth is flat. “Conspiracy Theory,” a term the CIA coined to stop people from thinking about government contradictions, is used to silence us. Actual harm, like the effects of chemtrailing and 5G technology are lumped in with suspicions about Covid-19 to add to the ridicule. (Insults are used when the abusers can’t disagree logically.)
I have actually been accused of potentially causing people’s deaths even though I have been more restricted and locked down for years than most people I know. Because of being chemically injured, we don’t have visitors in our house, I haven’t sat directly on chairs in public in years, I avoid touching what most other people touch, I rarely visit friends in their homes or go to public events, never stay overnight anywhere, etc. Some of the same people who bully me now used to taunt me that I was scared of “germs,” even though I never mentioned “germs” — the issue was not wanting to be exposed to their stinking toxic chemicals when they wanted rides from me and kept “forgetting” to use safe, unscented products. Some even pulled my leaflets saying “Perfume Is Toxic” out of my pocket, while cackling for their clique to join in the bullying. Now, they are too terrified to go for a walk in public.
Many who are bullying think themselves radical and say they reject mainstream rules, so I’m amazed at the censoring and policing. What happened to “Question Authority”? Or at least thinking? When did just talking about being worried about contradictions and hypocrisy bring about such aggression?
Some women who in private say they don’t believe a lot of the hype and refuse to wear masks because they can’t get enough oxygen to think then do the usual virtue signaling by posting on facebook page their fake rage at those who question the use of masks. They seem terrified to be honest, which scares me more than any virus.
Meanwhile, the class divide is increasing, with class privileged arrogance being used as a weapon to shut people up.
HORRIFYING HISTORY AND CONTRADICTIONS
Isn’t it an odd coincidence that the bio-weapons lab in Wuhan, China, with its “gain-of-function research,” or research on how to increase the virulence of pathogens, was partly funded by the US’s National Institutes of Health for about two decades, under Anthony Fauci’s leadership? Is it is a surprise that few people in the US, including those bullying and threatening Asian-descent people in the US know this? https://www.ktvu.com/news/videos-of-racist-incidents-show-bias-against-asian-americans
If Fauci went public about his involvement, that could save lives. Why isn’t he?
“In the US, the person most visibly in charge of the COVID-19 response is Anthony Fauci, who is the long-time director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).” Like Redfield, Dr. Fauci is a Catholic and has said that values he learned in his Jesuit education continue to guide him.
After weeks of Fauci having led the coronavirus response in the US, it was learned that his NIAID had funded “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan laboratory where the SARS-COV-2 virus is suspected of having originated. Fauci’s response to questions about that inexplicable coincidence was simply to denounce “conspiracy theories” rather than addressing the questions directly, much as others did when questioned about 9/11 foreknowledge.
And: “…just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.”
Many scientists have criticized ‘gain-of-function’ research, which involves manipulating viruses in the lab to explore their potential for infecting humans, because it creates a risk of starting a pandemic from accidental release.
“SARS-CoV-2, the virus now causing a global pandemic, is believed to have originated in bats. US intelligence, after originally asserting that the coronavirus had occurred naturally, conceded last month that the pandemic may have originated in a leak from the Wuhan lab….
“Dr. Fauci did not respond to Newsweek’s requests for comment.”
A friend asked why it matters if scientists manufactured the virus, but of course it matters very much because if it’s an unnatural (not found in nature) mixture of pathogens and animal and human cells, that would explain why it acts so oddly and why it’s so difficult to even get a diagnosis. Not to mention the fact that if they are lying to us means we can’t trust them about anything.
The Current Pandemic and Bio-Warfare
Meryl Nass and Sam Husseini interviewed by Dennis Bernstein on Flashpoints on KPFA: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=332258
04.17.20 – 5:00pm (The interview begins at 16:05.)
Though there seems to be bizarre amnesia of US and other government’s medical crimes, many of us do remember and have some of the documentation of past atrocities. We know how certain oppressed populations have been targeted, from Indigenous people deliberately exposed to smallpox, to African-descent men being lied to and left untreated to spread syphilis to their families and communities (the famous “Tuskegee experiment” that lasted for forty years, until 1972).
We know supposedly harmless bacteria and viruses were released in major US cities, including Oakland, from the Fifties through the Seventies to “study the effects,” with some people dying, plus concern about how this might have been related to later “mysterious chronic illnesses.” https://www.businessinsider.com/military-government-secret-experiments-biological-chemical-weapons-2016-9#1966-a-study-of-the-vulnerability-of-subway-passengers-in-new-york-city-to-covert-attack-with-biological-agents-3
Racism permeates government criminal experimentation on people:
Another controversial experiment described in Cole’s book involved a test at the Norfolk Naval Supply Center. The experimenters packed crates with fungal spores to see how they would affect the people unpacking those crates. Cole’s book notes that “portions of a report about an army test in 1951 involving Aspergillus fumigatus … indicate that the army intentionally exposed a disproportionate number of black people to the organism.” Most of the employees at the supply center were black.
In the military reports cited by Cole, researchers claim they are preparing for an attack that might target black citizens. He quotes from a section that reads: “Since ‘Negroes’ are more susceptible to coccidioides than are whites, this fungus disease was simulated.” When these experiments were first revealed in 1980, the racial aspect of these tests engendered controversy and skepticism about the “army’s interest in the public welfare,” according to Cole.
Who can blame us from wondering why a population already so targeted with genocide and then with cultural destruction by having their children stolen and languages forbidden, such as the Dine’/Navajo Nation, now supposedly has a higher Covid-19 per capita rate than NYC? (When people keep questioning, remember how much the oppressors want access to the lucrative uranium and other minerals on First Nations’ lands.)
We know that US scientists deliberately experimented on Pacific Islanders in the Marshall Islands with nuclear weapons, contaminating their paradise-like home for 250,000 years because “…while it is true that these people do not live, I wanted to say, the way Westerners do, civilized people, it is nevertheless also true that these people are more like us than the mice.” (Quote from an Atomic Energy Commission scientist, about the people they were experimenting on, Jan 13, 1956.)
Those who chastise us about “Conspiracy Theory” are too lazy to discuss the truth and so resort to ridicule. There is plenty of proof, but those who refuse to learn history condemn the rest of us to repeat it.
Yet again, as with Ebola and AIDS, people eating as they have for millennia are blamed for horrific lethal epidemics
I recommend reading Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively’s new book, Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science, with an excellent foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510752245/plague-of-corruption/ Judy has been so slandered that even naming her brings outrage, but there are dishonest reasons for the condemnation. (Calling her an “anti-vaxxer” is a slur like calling feminists “TERFS.” She is working to make vaccines safe, which has cost her her career.) Of course I don’t agree with everything she says, but I do appreciate that she has been working for decades to help people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, when few others have cared. She is said to be “discredited” by “Snopes,” but never understood why they are so trusted when they are just a het couple who was involved in a pornography ring.
I worry that anyone reading all this information (which they can easily verify on their own), will react as religious zealots do when confronted with anything challenging their sacred beliefs. I’m serious. And afraid.
As to why some of us don’t just meekly believe what we are told is because of past experience with the government and medical system. This might sound minor, but we wondered at the time if we and others were being tested about how much we were willing to accept: Last November, our electricity was turned off for two days so we had no lights, phone, internet, hot water, heat, way to cook, etc. We were not remotely in fire danger being in the city. (There should be SOME advantage to living in a working class neighborhood). Meanwhile, the street two blocks below us was lit up, as were houses a few blocks above. PG&E recently sent notices saying they will continue such power outages, even though they’ve admitted it was their equipment that ignited over 2000 fires in 2019, destroyed an entire town, and killed 86 people. Some disabled people almost died from the outages (some probably did), but the way that most people quietly accepted and made excuses for this is chilling. The resulting terror about fire has also meant that some people are making a fortune by killing millions of trees for no rational reason, which also means killing countless animals and causing immeasurable harm to our environment.
JUST “SHELTER IN PLACE” AND SHUT UP
To explain — we are not “whining,” but are fed up with having been on permanent “lockdown” for years. I don’t begrudge friends who are well and can live and travel where they like. I just object to being more limited than I already am, for no reason, and told to just “shelter in place.” (Meanwhile, my doctor keep asking if I’m getting out and walking, which I need to do to not lose bone and muscle mass and balance.)
I am fed up with the double standards. It’s true that my life would be harder if I were more disabled, but it’s those who call me “lucky” and tell me to stop talking about this inequality who will soon be able to resume their several international trips a year and have the health and money to go wherever they want.
Why are people forced to follow stringent rules when shopping for food, including wearing masks, standing in line outside in full hot sun or cold, only being allowed to walk in one direction, and then often forced to stand in the most toxic, nauseating parts of the stores to check out?
More hypocrisy: Signs everywhere, but none warning about fecal contamination on the very shopping carts that food is put into (from diapered babies and toddlers). Besides the virus, that is is also a serious risk for Hepatitis, Shigella, E. coli, etc. I got such blowback online for saying this, especially from friends who are among the most controlling about just obey the rules, including being lectured about “single moms,” even though it was a man I saw put a diapered baby into a cart. I was told everyone knows about that part of the carts, so “it’s not a problem, they are cleaned anyway, sterilized with disinfectant after each use, etc.” Actually, there’s a cursory wipe on the handles. Sometimes. And though we all know the rest of the rules with signs everywhere but nothing about this. (I was told that if it worried me, just leave my food outside for three days, in which case why buy any when it’s mostly very perishable?)
Well, the baby bias is obvious, as is the reason that nothing has been said about men deliberately spreading the virus. Men are the arsonists (which is greatly increasing in the Bay Area now) and the vast majority of murderers, etc., and are also known to mark territory in grotesque and disgusting ways, from using food to using female bodies. (Sorry to be graphic, but I recently heard a woman professional comedian say she learned to never eat the mayonnaise that was included with backstage food for performers because the men put their pricks in it. Who would even think of this?) The assault rate on women who can’t communicate in nursing homes is horrific, but this is ignored in media references to why nursing homes have such a high Covid-19 rate. Why?
Meanwhile, friends who drive with their masks deal with steamed glasses by not wearing their glasses. I’m guessing no record is kept of accidents caused by masked drivers alone in their cars driving dangerously. https://people.com/human-interest/man-wearing-n95-mask-passes-out-while-driving-car-crashing-into-pole/
Because of the focus on masks, many people seem to be oblivious to more likely risks for contagion, such as eating food made by other people. They seem like they never even considered that if they are scared to touch surfaces others have touched, then certainly putting food in their mouths that have been touched in detail by those making it would be a tremendous risk. One friend I spoke with explained that the cardboard holding the food is supposed to not absorb the virus. Beside that that making no sense since we don’t eat cardboard, it’s ignoring that the main risk is the food itself. Even if people are being very careful about handling food, there is also deliberate contamination.
I am also writing for others disabled with chronic illness. I have been sick since 1981 with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which feels like having a constant flu, with chronic fevers, aching all over, pain, etc.
In addition, I’m chemically injured, so I react sooner to the perfumed toxic products most people buy, that permeate all public places. (The industry poisoning us has convinced most people they just have to buy toxic stink to be “clean,” and, as people’s sense of smell weakens from exposure, the companies brag that they’re increasing the level of stink. Every year it is worse.) Everyone is harmed, but most don’t realize so they don’t care how they harm the rest of us. None of these poisons are regulated for safety and none of the products are needed. (All mainstream detergents, even those called “unscented,” particularly stink and pollute horribly.)
Although there is extensive documentation, many just refuse to believe it, yet people are believing that an invisible virus exists and might kill us all, even when most don’t know anyone who has had it.
Of course I believe Covid-19 is real, but why the double standard when other known harm to our health is completely ignored? Friends have been sure they had it, but tested negative. This situation is very similar to when smoking was once allowed everywhere, although at least these other toxins are not addictive, so there is less excuse to support those corporations.
Like with smoking, these mainstream toxic products make people more susceptible to getting and dying from Covid-19 because they damage lungs, suppress the immune system, etc.
There is also no safe place to stay when traveling, so I’m limited to day trips. I can’t even be in most friends’ cars. In an effort to help others get to places, I’ve ended up giving rides to women who refuse to use safe laundry and other products. (I’ve heard more times than I want to remember: “I get it, but I just forgot again.”) Not wanting to hurt their feelings has meant I’ve become permanently a lot sicker than I was. (A few friends do care and have switched to safe products, but most could care less.) Yet it’s ironical how afraid so many are now though when it’s their health they are worried about. They don’t seem to realize that they could actually help change things.
We can’t escape the poison stink. Even at home, people using toxic detergents and fabric softeners make our neighborhood smell like factories through the exhaust from their dryer vents. It’s disgusting to not be able to have clean air. Because this crap is on everyone’s clothes, I can smell it from a block away, so there’s no escape in parks either. But it’s far worse in closed spaces, so in order to not be completely isolated, I damage my health by going out with friends. When I go home, my housemates are made sick by the stench residue on my clothes, even if I’ve just been at an event for a couple of hours. (Some of my other friends have been wonderful and are safe to be around, but most can’t be bothered.) https://keepingreallesbianfeminismsimple.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/unfortunately-we-need-air-to-breathe/
The irony is that many who claim to care about the environment don’t want to give up their toxic products, even when it’s now more important to protect lungs, but again, who cares?
Another way many of us have been locked down is because our once-free favorite places, like museums and botanical gardens, are now segregated by cost. (This is not because UC Berkeley, the State and regional parks, etc. need money, but is from deliberately wanting to keep out people they do not want to see. An African-descent woman I met who was working for the De Young Museum vehemently agreed with me that the high prices were segregation, based on race as well as class. She also remembers when these places were once free.)
So we make do with what parks we can still go to. Because of the long dry/hot season here (heat worsens my illness), some of us wait all year for the weather to be cool enough and for favorite rare wildflowers to be blooming to be able to go see them. (I also lead free nature strolls to introduce other women to the beautiful plants, including how to find and identify them.) We never know if we will have the health to go next year. So, being told for months, for no rational reason, that we should stay in poor and oppressed Oakland neighborhoods is clearly segregation. (I finally heard this called racist segregation on the radio.) There was even talk online that one rich county wanted to keep the restrictions forever.
State and other parks that had been completely shut down still publicly welcomed those who live close enough to “bike, jog or go in on horseback,” while forbidding those of us who need to drive to trails to be able to walk on them. This is not about safety from contagion because one or two disabled women who don’t even use the park facilities or touch anything and who already keep distance are far less dangerous than the bikers and joggers who deliberately get as close as possible to bully hikers into jumping aside for them so they don’t have to slow down. (The bikers also run over and kill small animals on the trails.)
MUZZLED OR NOT?
Please find out as much fact instead of propaganda so that you are not just protecting yourself, but not harming yourself. The contradictions are very revealing…
If masks are to be worn to protect others, why is this Oregon county admitting that they know masks are not necessary by exempting “non-white” people from wearing them? Besides the obvious horrific racism, aren’t they worried the virus will spread to themselves? Obviously not: https://nypost.com/2020/06/23/oregon-county-issues-face-mask-order-exempting-non-white-people/
When women are harassing us over masks, including women in my community, I wonder how much they’ve personally been harassed in their lives. Since they are all white and most are class-privileged, I’m guessing never. They seem so proud when they brag about who they’ve just traumatized.
For those of you who confront or support confronting strangers who are not wearing masks, what is your own experience with being yelled at in public? Has it been done to you ever or often? If so, why, and by who? Has it been done to you because you’re a Lesbian or working class (or have other oppressions)? Have the majority harassers been boys and men? Were you also threatened and hit or otherwise injured? How has it harmed you? Do you feel less safe in public now?
I won’t let anyone stop me from going out, but I do feel traumatized. I’ve been punched in the face by a white man because I objected to his racist comments. I get the ongoing silent (and sometimes not silent) hatred aimed at me for refusing to be het and refusing to even try to pass as het, including from doctors, neighbors, strangers. Our house and cars have been repeatedly vandalized (tires slashed, windows broken.) “Fuck Dykes” written in large letters on the wall behind us, and gasoline thrown in our yard, etc. More recently, our house was damaged because we had a sign in the front protesting racism and anti-Semitism, and supporting immigrants. Women at women’s events have yelled “TERF” and “you’re a peace of shit” at me because I dare to write in support of women only space. (When they are more specific about my “crime,” it’s often nothing I’ve ever said or written.)
So I do not respond well to anyone lecturing and patronizing me about how I must obey a rule that is harmful to me and that I do not believe is helping anyone. I can’t safely wear a mask because I can’t breathe or function adequately with a mask — they raise my constant fevers (today was almost a hundred degrees), making sweat drip off my face and my glasses steam up so I can’t see (plus I have cataracts), all of which means more face touching than I ever usually do. I have a medical exemption. I do not believe I’m a danger to anyone because I’m incredibly careful, plus chronically ill for almost forty years and so have a hyper-active immune system and rarely get new illnesses. (For those who tell me I must be “asymptomatic,” then why aren’t the friends I live with sick? One is 78.)
Theoretically, at almost 70 and with health problems, I should be more at risk, but I’m not worried — except about the harassment, losing friends, etc. Whatever happened to talking and disagreeing? This is too much like the cult already affecting our lives, where no one is allowed to say no. Instead of discussing, we are told we are “ignorant,” “stupid,” and how they wish we’d die, even while telling us we are killing them. (Sound familiar?)
When I brought up online about how do women who as girls or adults were gagged or had their faces covered when they were sexually assaulted deal with the pressure to wear masks, a woman immediately answered that was her. But the bullying calling her and us “selfish” continues.
We have been told that we don’t need to wear masks if we are outside at a distance from other people, but in one open park, I’m yelled at every time I go. Most are old white men who I suspect used to enjoy yelling insults at Lesbians and other oppressed people and are now in their element again, with societal, justified permission to bully and abuse and man’splain Lesbians. In case I missed one man’s intent, he also gestured wanking off as his woman dutifully walked behind him. They not only don’t act afraid, but get as close to my face as they can in order to intimidate me.
If I believed that wearing masks did protect people, of course I would figure out a way to do it, but I agree with those who have explained how masks increase our risk of getting sick for multiple reasons, including that most masks are made from toxic materials, and cloth ones not only aren’t likely to do anything to protect anyone, but unwashed masks means breathing in the formaldehyde that is in all new fabrics, while well-washed ones usually are full of toxic laundry chemicals. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the most hostile women in public or online are class and race privileged.
Now, fancy colored masks with designs are trendy and women are posing with selfies and complimenting each other. Ironically, many of the women who virtue signal by using their masked faces as their avatars on facebook, often surrounded by a halo of a “woke” phrase, can’t stop themselves from posting photos bragging about their recent unmasked party with friends right next to them. Then there are those who daily post “sheltering in place,” while posting photos they just took many miles away. (I’m not objecting to what they are doing other than the hypocrisy, because if they were honest, we would be less singled out. Just like with the other cult where someone made a meme, “’Woke’ in the streets, TERF in the sheets.”)
At what point am I allowed to have a different opinion than the majority (a position that has brought me both death threats as well as some remarkably wonderful and courageous friends around the world)? And why do other “friends” feel like they own me enough to try to control what I think, including judging and reprimanding me on my own facebook page?
One woman who recently unfriended me because she disapproved of my post had a few weeks earlier told me that something I’d witnessed never happened. She later apologized, but I still do not understand why she felt that superior. (I’d posted about being shocked that at a posh health food store, the man at the door carefully taped women’s masks to their faces, with about 8 strips in all, across cheeks and foreheads, on both sides. Even more upsetting was how the women passively accepted this long, close contact with a stranger who was touching countless people that theoretically endangered them, and then they were walking around the store with their faces marked by this man.) She lectured me that the man had only covered the N 95 mask hole – except that that was not true. None of the taped masks were N95 and she wasn’t even there! She apologized later, but continued policing and reprimanding me for disagreeing with her about wearing masks until unfriending me. (With the isolation many of us are dealing with, is serious, calculated punishment.) Why do she and others feel like they are my boss? Do they treat others the same or is this really about something else entirely where I need to be taught to obey my “betters”?
Meanwhile there are endless posts saying to not be selfish, and if you are a good, caring person who doesn’t hurt animals, you should wear a mask to protect others. Most of these are able-bodied people who are not chronically ill.
Ironically, most people would assume I’ve been wearing a mask for years since I’m chemically injured, but I can’t.
A friend who does wear a mask says:
As someone who has been wearing a mask on a regular basis for over two decades, I have to quibble more than just a little bit about the idea that wearing a mask is not a big deal. It is. It’s in fact dangerous to do so. Those of us who do wear one do so because the alternative is worse. It’s a lesser evil. In my case it’s because the chemicals that my mask filters cause severe respiratory and neurological impairments, and I’ve been so severely injured by fumes that I’ve come close to dying. Masks can save lives, but that does not mean that wearing masks is a healthy thing.
When you exhale, your own breath is not supposed to be perpetually breathed back in. What you’re breathing inside a mask is CO2, not fresh air. In recent weeks as everyone else is wearing masks now too, I’ve seen people get dizzy, nearly lose consciousness, because they could not breathe well under those masks. People get sore throats and clogged sinuses wearing masks, then get paranoid that they might have caught the virus, and the fear itself causes massive stress on their immune systems.
There are exceptions to the rule that people must wear masks. Specifically people with respiratory diseases that make breathing difficult even when airflow is unimpeded are told that they are not required to a wear a mask if doing so would endanger them further. I know people refuse to wear masks for various reasons, but please don’t assume that it’s all out of a lack of social responsibility. It may well be because they would not be able to breathe if they wore one. No one can visually determine if someone is asthmatic or otherwise suffering from lung problems.
I am seeing contradictory information that wearing masks not only doesn’t protect against getting Covid-19, but could increase the likelihood of getting it because of concentrating where viruses are breathed in through the mask, increasing mold from moisture, and also more face-touching because of glasses being steamed up, profuse sweating, etc. A good friend wearing a mask fell and broke her nose.
Journal of Epidemiology & Infection: “There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of face masks to reduce the risk of infection. ”PMID: 20092668
Annals of Internal Medicine: “both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.” https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342
(JAMA) Journal of the American Medical Association: “Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill. ”https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762694
(NEJM) New England Journal of Medicine: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” PMID: 32237672
American Journal of Infection Control: “Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.”
Journal of Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses: “None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.” PMID: 22188875
“Respiratory acidosis develops when air inhaled into and exhaled from the lungs does not get adequately exchanged between the carbon dioxide from the body and oxygen from the air.” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313110
Journal Neurocirugia (Neurosurgery):“Preliminary Report on Surgical Mask Induced Deoxygenation During Major Surgery. Our study revealed a decrease in the oxygen saturation of arterial pulsations (SpO2)” PMID: 18500410
Journal Headache: “Most healthcare workers develop de novo PPE (such as N95 face mask) associated headaches or exacerbation of their pre-existing headache disorders.” PMID: 32232837
University of Edinburgh: When Should a Mask Be Used?
Face masks should be used only by individuals who have symptoms of respiratory infection such as coughing, sneezing, or, in some cases, fever. Face masks should also be worn by health care workers, by individuals who are taking care of or are in close contact with people who have respiratory infections, or otherwise as directed by a doctor. Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill. Face masks should be reserved for those who need them because masks can be in short supply during periods of widespread respiratory infection. Because N95 respirators require special fit testing, they are not recommended for use by the general public.
Russell Blaylock, MD: It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.
A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask. Some had pre-existing headaches that were precipitated by the masks. All felt like the headaches affected their work performance.
Unfortunately, no one is telling the frail elderly and those with lung diseases, such as COPD, emphysema or pulmonary fibrosis, of these dangers when wearing a facial mask of any kind—which can cause a severe worsening of lung function. This also includes lung cancer patients and people having had lung surgery, especially with partial resection or even the removal of a whole lung.
While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries. The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels.
The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.
People with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at a further risk from prolonged hypoxia as the cancer grows best in a microenvironment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers. Repeated episodes of hypoxia has been proposed as a significant factor in atherosclerosis and hence increases all cardiovascular (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular (strokes) diseases.
There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. We know that people who have the worst reactions to the coronavirus have the highest concentrations of the virus early on. And this leads to the deadly cytokine storm in a selected number.
It gets even more frightening. Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain. In most instances it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.
By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain…. Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.
Meanwhile, masked doctors do make mistakes. Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer. A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the US die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-many-die-from-medical-mistakes-in-us-hospitals/
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FEAR OF ILLNESS?
Actually, there are many ways to prevent illness and strengthen the immune system, which would make everyone feel safer, but, except for a few who stopped smoking, I know of almost no one doing them, even though I and others have been doing them for decades. Why not, when so many are so terrified? Is it really easier to be almost completely isolated and homebound and muzzled and depressed? (Some people are following dangerous media recommendations to overdose certain supplements that can be good for the immune system in small doses.)
One method to prevent getting ill is to know what to eat that strengthens your body, and knowing that what doctors recommended for decades (like transfat and low fat) are terrible for health. Eating everything as organic as possible (which includes no GMO “food”) is crucial, and also helps prevent cancer and to recover from unavoidable cancers. Making such choices also helps the environment since it supports organic farming and lessens pesticide contamination of our water, earth, and air. With the exposure of horrific animal abuse with factory farming, many women online say they now will be vegan, as if they didn’t know other choices. Vegan is not healthier or better for the environment or for omnivore animals like humans. But eating organic is. Why on earth eat dairy or meat that has antibiotics (increasing antibiotic resistance, especially when hospital infections are a main cause of death in the US) and hormones (increasing cancer) if you don’t have to?
Organic saturated fat is healthy, but people are so terrified it will make them fat that they avoid it. Stopping dieting, including under the guise of “eating healthy,” is crucial for good health. Most women are so used to deprivation that they are often desperately craving food that they’ve taught themselves they love, making an unhealthy cycle of never being satisfied. Instead, if you are well-nourished, you will lose desire for fake food. If you eat enough healthy saturated fat, like as much real cream and other dairy as they want, instead of empty or toxic alternatives like “oat milk” (which is just water, sugar, chemicals and a few oats at exorbitant prices), then you will stop craving what isn’t healthy. Don’t ever limit the real, organic food.
Also, learn to recognize what is not good for you, rather than what you are taught is good, like rancid, toxic, and highly processed seed oils. Even organic soy suppresses the thyroid and is carcinogenic (because it’s estrogenic). Read ingredients to see how these oils are in almost everything. It’s not that hard to look at labels, so why do so few do it? Please don’t use cost as an excuse when many spend way more money on bad quality processed popular “foods” and some of us who eat only organic live below the poverty line. Not to mention it’s cheaper than dealing with serious illnesses caused by eating toxic “food.”
Some of these changes, like stopping toxic statin drugs, also helps prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s:https://drcate.com/metabolic-disorders-are-overlookedand-making-coronavirus-deadly/
Cooking in plastic/teflon or aluminum is highly toxic, but people still do it. Why? By the time they have a cancer diagnosis it can be too late. (Even then, the doctors push chemo-poison and radiation and their lucrative carcinogenic scans that cause more cancer. CT scans cause 20% of cancers in the US.)
People really do not want to hear that Wifi and cell phones cause cancer and suppress the immune system, but it’s common sense (which is why there is an increase in glioblastomas and other brain cancers killing wonderful women.)
Another change people could make to ward off the effects of any virus, cancer, etc. is to stop buying toxic and unnecessary personal care products like hair dyes, makeup, perfume, etc. (which also means stopping funding the corporations polluting the earth.) Mainstream detergents are among the worst because they poison anyone within breathing distance, including entire neighborhoods venting these vile products. (Labels saying “scent free” are often lying, so it’s best to choose products from sites that recommend what really is not toxic. Just switching to Ecos unscented is an important change, but few will do it… until they become ill themselves.)
Women are obsessed with wanting products that stink and some switch to essential oils, but those are also carcinogenic and toxic. Some are even hormone disruptors. Stopping using these products also makes more accessible communities. Kawasaki disease in children is being associated with Covid-19, but the terrible rashes could also be caused by skin reactions from the many toxic products people use.
Now would be the ideal time to change things, especially since the toxins harming us will make people more likely to get Covid – 19 and also more likely to be severely injured by it.
JUST THINK, and SAY NO
Please don’t join the “woke” and trendy with buying toxic “sanitizers,” which are being de-regulated for safety so corporations can make more money. What a clever way for the petrochemical industry to make up for lost revenue since people are driving less. Washing hands with unscented soap and water are enough, or using alcohol if you need to when out.
Rush to Disinfect Offices Has Some Environmental Health Experts Worried. The EPA list of approved cleaning agents for the coronavirus includes some that haven’t been proven safe for humans.
The FDA guidance now allows benzene and acetaldehyde in “hand sanitizers” (more accurately called “hand poisoners.”)
How many people would use carcinogens to clean their hands if they knew?
The ethanol industry invested millions of dollars since March to ramp up the output of corn-based alcohol sanitizer at a time when fuel demand has slumped from the pandemic.
The Trump administration said this week it will temporarily allow some impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer to ensure access to the product during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing course after having tightened restrictions in April.
The move will provide clarity on impurity limits for a slew of fuel ethanol companies that had switched to producing hand sanitizer during the outbreak, after regulators discovered some of the impurities, including cancer-causing acetaldehyde, several weeks ago.
“We are specifying interim levels of certain impurities that we have determined can be tolerated for a relatively short period of time,” the Food and Drug Administration said on its website. “We believe that our temporary guidances set the proper level of flexibility at the current time to help protect Americans during this public health emergency.”
The FDA guidance allows up to 2 parts per million of benzene and 50 ppm of acetaldehyde, according to the website.
Twenty-seven plants are currently producing ethanol for sanitizer, the Renewable Fuels Association said. RFA President Geoff Cooper said the limits are overly restrictive.
As if that wasn’t bad enough: “FDA Warns These 9 Hand Sanitizers Could Be Toxic:”
Now one of the largest US pesticide corporations is advertising that they will come and completely contaminate your home permanently by “disinfecting” it.
From “Fragrance Free Revolution”:
“For a small percentage of workers, disinfectants pose an immediate risk,” said Claudia Miller. “Up to 10% of people—including asthmatics, migraine sufferers, those with allergies or immune disorders or suppressed immune systems—may experience symptoms such as memory loss, trouble concentrating, mood swings, irritability, headaches, seizures, nausea and vomiting,” she said.
“Repeated or extended exposures can lead to neuro-immune sensitization and intolerances to common chemicals, foods and drugs. “That becomes a nightmare for us to deal with as physicians,” Miller said.”
Those affected are of course blaming themselves for having “allergies.” To poison? Reacting by coughing or feeling the poison in your lungs is a very bad sign. I was exposed twice at Whole Foods when carts were sprayed. I could feel it for days. This is just nuts.
Information about Covid-19
https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/ Updated: June 2020;
“The only means to fight the plague is honesty.” (Albert Camus, 1947)
According to the latest immunological and serological studies, the overall lethality of Covid-19 (IFR) is about 0.1% and thus in the range of a strong seasonal influenza (flu).
In countries like the US, the UK, and also Sweden (without a lockdown), overall mortality since the beginning of the year is in the range of a strong influenza season; in countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland, overall mortality is in the range of a mild influenza season.
Even in global “hotspots”, the risk of death for the general population of school and working age is typically in the range of a daily car ride to work. The risk was initially overestimated because many people with only mild or no symptoms were not taken into account.
Up to 80% of all test-positive persons remain symptom-free. Even among 70-79 year olds, about 60% remain symptom-free. Over 95% of all persons develop at most moderate symptoms.
Up to 60% of all persons may already have a certain cellular background immunity to Covid-19 due to contact with previous coronaviruses (i.e. common cold viruses). The initial assumption that there was no immunity against Covid-19 was not correct.
The median age of the deceased in most countries (including Italy) is over 80 years (e.g. 86 years in Sweden) and only about 4% of the deceased had no serious preconditions. The age and risk profile of deaths thus essentially corresponds to normal mortality.
In many countries, up to two thirds of all extra deaths occurred in nursing homes, which do not benefit from a general lockdown. Moreover, in many cases it is not clear whether these people really died from Covid19 or from weeks of extreme stress and isolation.
Up to 30% of all additional deaths may have been caused not by Covid19, but by the effects of the lockdown, panic and fear. For example, the treatment of heart attacks and strokes decreased by up to 60% because many patients no longer dared to go to hospital.
Even in so-called “Covid19 deaths” it is often not clear whether they died from or with coronavirus (i.e. from underlying diseases) or if they were counted as “presumed cases” and not tested at all. However, official figures usually do not reflect this distinction.
Many media reports of young and healthy people dying from Covid19 turned out to be false: many of these young people either did not die from Covid19, they had already been seriously ill (e.g. from undiagnosed leukaemia), or they were in fact 109 instead of 9 years old. The claimed increase in Kawasaki disease in children also turned out to be false.
Strong increases in regional mortality can occur if there is a collapse in the care of the elderly and sick as a result of infection or panic, or if there are additional risk factors such as severe air pollution. Questionable regulations for dealing with the deceased sometimes led to additional bottlenecks in funeral or cremation services.
In countries such as Italy and Spain, and to some extent the UK and the US, hospital overloads due to strong flu waves are not unusual. Moreover, this year up to 15% of health care workers were put into quarantine, even if they developed no symptoms.
The often shown exponential curves of “corona cases” are misleading, as the number of tests also increased exponentially. In most countries, the ratio of positive tests to tests overall (i.e. the positive rate) remained constant at 5% to 25% or increased only slightly. In many countries, the peak of the spread was already reached well before the lockdown.
Countries without curfews and contact bans, such as Japan, South Korea, Belarus or Sweden, have not experienced a more negative course of events than other countries. Sweden was even praised by the WHO and now benefits from higher immunity compared to lockdown countries.
The fear of a shortage of ventilators was unjustified. According to lung specialists, the invasive ventilation (intubation) of Covid19 patients, which is partly done out of fear of spreading the virus, is in fact often counterproductive and damaging to the lungs.
Contrary to original assumptions, various studies have shown that there is no evidence of the virus spreading through aerosols (i.e. tiny particles floating in the air) or through smear infections (e.g. on door handles or smartphones). The main modes of transmission are direct contact and droplets produced when coughing or sneezing.
There is also no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in healthy or asymptomatic individuals. On the contrary, experts warn that such masks interfere with normal breathing and may become “germ carriers”. Leading doctors called them a “media hype” and “ridiculous”.
Many clinics in Europe and the US remained strongly underutilized or almost empty during the Covid19 peak and in some cases had to send staff home. Millions of surgeries and therapies were cancelled, including many cancer screenings and organ transplants.
Several media were caught trying to dramatize the situation in hospitals, sometimes even with manipulative images and videos. In general, the unprofessional reporting of many media maximized fear and panic in the population.
The virus test kits used internationally are prone to errors and can produce false positive and false negative results. Moreover, the official virus test was not clinically validated due to time pressure and may sometimes react positive to other coronaviruses.
Numerous internationally renowned experts in the fields of virology, immunology and epidemiology consider the measures taken to be counterproductive and recommend rapid natural immunisation of the general population and protection of risk groups.
At no time was there a medical reason for the closure of schools, as the risk of disease and transmission in children is extremely low. There is also no medical reason for small classes, masks or ‘social distancing’ rules in schools.
The claim that only (severe) Covid-19 but not influenza may cause venous thrombosis and pulmonary (lung) embolism is not true, as it has been known for 50 years that severe influenza greatly increases the risk of thrombosis and embolism, too.
Several medical experts described express coronavirus vaccines as unnecessary or even dangerous. Indeed, the vaccine against the so-called swine flu of 2009, for example, led to sometimes severe neurological damage and lawsuits in the millions. In the testing of new coronavirus vaccines, too, serious complications and failures have already occurred.
A global influenza or corona pandemic can indeed extend over several seasons, but many studies of a “second wave” are based on very unrealistic assumptions, such as a constant risk of illness and death across all age groups.
Several nurses, e.g. in New York City, described an oftentimes fatal medical mismanagement of Covid patients due to questionable financial incentives or inappropriate medical protocols.
The number of people suffering from unemployment, depressions and domestic violence as a result of the measures has reached historic record values. Several experts predict that the measures will claim far more lives than the virus itself. According to the UN 1.6 billion people around the world are at immediate risk of losing their livelihood.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned that the “corona crisis” will be used for the permanent expansion of global surveillance. Renowned virologist Pablo Goldschmidt spoke of a “global media terror” and “totalitarian measures”. Leading British virologist Professor John Oxford spoke of a “media epidemic”.
More than 600 scientists have warned of an “unprecedented surveillance of society” through problematic apps for “contact tracing”. In some countries, such “contact tracing” is carried out directly by the secret service. In several parts of the world, the population is being monitored by drones and facing serious police overreach during lockdowns.
A 2019 WHO study on public health measures against pandemic influenza found that from a medical perspective, “contact tracing” is “not recommended in any circumstances”. Nevertheless, contact tracing apps have already become partially mandatory in several countries.
It’s a play straight from Saul Alinksy’s famous far left manifesto, “Rules for Radicals.”
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”
Instead of having a conversation about the reasons why someone may or may not support universal masking, we hear the following:
“You want old people to die!”
“You care more about money than you do about keeping people alive!”
“You are selfish! How do you call yourself a Christian?”
“You don’t support mandatory masking and social distancing? How do you sleep at night!?”
….I am reminded of a formula for social coercion used by and discussed at length in Adolph Hitler’s “Mein Kampf. Some of the key components of this formula were:
Keep the dogma simple and make social changes slowly over a period of time – only 1 or 2 points at a time.
Be forthright and powerfully direct. Speak only in telling or ordering mode.
Reduce concepts down to stereotypes which are black and white.
This is for your safety.
Masking and social distancing saves lives.
We are in this together
The virus is the common enemy
We must sacrifice to defeat the enemy
Speak to people’s emotions and stir them constantly.
If you don’t mask, you don’t love your neighbor.
If you break the rules, you risk lives.
Use lots of repetition; repeat your points over and over again.
Forget scientific reasoning, balance or novelty. A higher prevalence rate with a decreased mortality rate means the virus is more dangerous. We don’t have that data, but we use that data to enforce emergency orders.
Focus solely on convincing people and creating zealots.
If you don’t mask, you don’t care about the health and safety of your neighbor.
People will mask because it’s the socially responsible thing to do.
If you see people breaking the rules, report them to the local police and health department.
Masking will become culturally acceptable, and not wearing a mask will be considered socially irresponsible.
Find slogans which can be used to drive the movement forward.
Don Your Mask, Don Your Cape.
Stay Home, Save Lives
Another site describes this disturbing situation well:
There is something hideous about the suffocating mask. Besides covering the nose and mouth, it distorts the structure of the face. Look at a group of masked people, really look at them. They don’t look human. The lower part of their face is disguised by a grotesque protuberance. Their identity is concealed. No emotion is communicated. No non-verbal cues to understanding a fellow human being can be discerned. Smiles, frowns, grimaces, yawns, smirks are all hidden under the ubiquitous mask.
But people wear it anyway. It shows they are following the rules.
We’d better open our eyes to the indoctrination that’s going on here. We’re being corralled into a collective unconsciousness. Wearing a mask has nothing to do with disease. Not with stopping the spread, or protecting the vulnerable, or preventing a surge. Those are slogans, catchy phrases dreamed up, I’m sure, by some high-priced public relations firm–sort of like the new one: Be safe at home. Safe from what?
The controllers—governmental, academic, and scientific–haven’t just locked down the economy; they’ve locked down people’s minds. The ramifications of that psychological murder will last a lot longer than destroyed businesses.
But the image-makers and the agenda builders are hell-bent on their new society. This “crisis” is an exhilarating step in the metamorphosis of the human race. They have begun the next wave of propaganda, shoving it down our throats like a defective ventilator: There will be a spike in the fall, they insist. Millions, maybe hundreds of millions, will die if restrictions are lifted. People may not go back to living normal, mentally healthy lives. They must be afraid.
They must wear the Mask. The Mask will keep them safe.
Medical effectiveness is irrelevant. Severe indoctrination begins: Your face must be covered. To decline to wear the Mask means that you don’t care about anyone but yourself. You are selfish. Next thing you know, someone will declare it a hate crime.
Listen, they say with forked tongue. It’s a little thing to wear the Mask–a small act of charity, an expression of kindness. You could wear a bandana or a lace scarf or a surgical mask. No problem. It’s the symbol that counts, the badge of caring.
From Arthur Sevestre and unknown source: that when we start thinking along the following lines, we can work together towards a common goal, which is regenerating health of ourselves and of planet, instead of fall divided battling over masks. Whether or not the damned things work, the below principles we can gather behind!
It comes down to whether or not we “trust authority.”
“This just doesn’t add up.
The belief that ‘the new normal’ is designed to protect our health is, to me, irreconcilable with basic principles of human health and honest public service.
I get that people believe in science. I do, too. But science isn’t what’s driving this thing. Not honest science at least.
Can we have a collective moment of clarity?
Can we restore sanity around basic principles of health and well-being? Can we come to understand that institutional science is corrupted and that industry-threatening science is suppressed?
Stay with me here.
So, ‘quarantining’ healthy people…
First, being indoors and socially isolated, possibly being stuck with abusive people, living in fear of pathogens and the stress of increasing financial devastation, constantly consuming media on EMF devices, and eating crap food (as usual) is not good for our health or immunity.
But, we’re just gonna do that…because the presumed scientific (industry-tied) authorities, who grossly overestimated the threat, say we must.
Under penalty of fine and imprisonment? Because we fear a germ this much? Enough to inflict the ruin that has only just begun?
Second, if the NIH/CDC/FDA/WHO/etc. cared about protecting health (what we presumably pay them for), would we not already live in a world strongly supported by clean foods, clean technologies, just economic systems, holistic medicine, and sane health education? Would they not be fighting for that every day, and educating us?
Would the grocery store be filled almost entirely with GMO, pesticide-laden carbohydrates, hydrogenated oils, chemical additives, and meat and dairy from tortured, sick animals? No, because people would be educated enough to not buy that shit.
If regulatory agencies cared about us, factories would not be allowed to pollute our neighborhoods and environment as they do. Toxic chemicals would not be sold to us as cleaning agents and cosmetics.
You see the logic, right? Why do they not protect us against these things? Who profits from our illness and ignorance? How does fear increase their profits?
If public health agencies were doing their jobs, drugs would not have more side effects than the meager positive effects they produce.
We have far better ways of saving people from chronic and terminal illness, but practically zero financial incentive for industry to pursue them. They give us pills and injections instead of the honest perspective we need to care for our own health.
If you look at what the CDC actually does, how the FDA operates, how the WHO spends the billions it extracts from citizens of the planet, really, you buy that shit?
They’re on the side of health? They work for the people, and not industry?
With all of the money these agencies, industries, and so-called philanthropists put into pharmaceuticals, we could have clean and abundant food and water for all people on Earth.
We could root out the real causes of illness, and treat infectious disease with proven, nontoxic, non economy destroying methods.
‘Public health’ agencies could educate people about emotional and physical well-being, which are interrelated, and which are imperiled by their current policies.
FDA could say no to the toxic things passed off as food and medicine, and yes to a renaissance of science and medicine motivated by human health instead of profit.
Science is beautiful and needed, but institutional ’science’ has been corrupted. We need to be honest with ourselves about the systematic suppression of valid scientific research that challenges industry profits.
Why, after we as taxpayers invest billions in public health agencies, do they not support us with sane education about how to be the masters and protectors of our own health?
How not to be dependent on pharma companies and toxic chemicals? How to thrive and be happy, rather than simply look younger and avoid death?
Why, when a new virus appears, are we told (ahem, ordered) to run and hide (and await a vaccine), instead of how to protect our health by natural means that do not further degrade our psychological, physical, and financial health?
You know that’s possible, right? People overcome and heal from chronic and infectious disease outside of hospitals all the time. Why aren’t the scientific authorities investigating and investing in that?
Would we be better off without the CDC, FDA, WHO at all? Along with having decent health education and not being constantly assaulted by the toxic insults and criminal actions of industry?
With all of the work CDC (and others) put into coronaviruses over the last decade (look it up)…ummm, this is what we get for our money?
What am I suggesting is going on here?
A lot of things, and I don’t claim to fully comprehend every detail. Who actually does?
But I am reasonably convinced that we’re dealing with multi-layered deception, and that we are fools not to attempt to subvert and rise above it.
One thing that’s obvious, if you follow the mountain range of money, is that the people who profit from our ill health, social isolation, and data flow are suspects in the orchestration of this public health and safety theater we’re captive to.
Can we be honest that we are being duped, every fucking day of our lives, by a system that profits on our illness and despair?
These people do not serve us, they serve other masters.
And we need to start doing better service to ourselves and each other, by asking better questions than whether or not cloth masks ‘work.’”
Arthur Sevestre: Based on thoughts expressed by Richard Grannon and expanded upon somewhat by myself:
If you are asked by whoever to throw rocks at someone, or a group of people, do not do it. Think very long and hard about exactly why someone, usually a figure of authority, tells you to throw rocks at certain people (to ridicule them, to despise them, to call them traitor, to slap them in the face, to do worse). Those figures of authority have proven one thing over time: that they cannot be trusted, and that they are the greatest con artists and criminals of all. When they tell you that it’s ok, and even virtuous, to throw rocks at other people, suspect that something fishy is going on. It is more likely that the people inciting that behaviour are a problem to you than the ones you are told to throw a rock at.