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Masks as insight into the public health administrator’s mind

Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job.   I’d give them something in the C+ to B range.  This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all.  But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.

This failure concerns masks.

We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...

Coronavirus: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

If you read my posts on the topic of the coronavirus so far… and I mean all of them, not just cherry picking them… I think you will find that I have attempted consistently to apportion my viewpoint to the actual facts on the ground and have, in the main, pretty well correctly described what was happening and what would happen.  However, my relative ‘optimism’ is not accounted for merely by reference to the fact pattern associated with COVID-19.  There are reasons besides, as well, which I’d like to share with you in this post.

In the first place, there … continue reading...

What We Need Are More Sick People… The Smart Way to Handle the Pandemic

Contrary to what some people may think, I have not objected to the quarantine and stay at home orders in principle.  I don’t object to the ‘flattening the curve’ argument.  However, details matter, and so do limits.  Facts matter.  Truth matters.  Reality matters.   So, with the ‘flattening the curve’ argument, you don’t just get to make it as if it gives you carte blanche to do anything you want for however long you want to do it.  What you actually have to do is show, how IN FACT, a health provider network risks being overwhelmed.  This means producing numbers, figures, … continue reading...

Fake News #2: Man takes Chloroquine! Well, not exactly. BUT TRUMP!

A couple of weeks ago I gave an example of fake news, and today I came across a particularly shameful one.

Here is the article.

Here is a screen grab:

Trump trumpeted a drug that a man self-medicated with and then died?

Did a man and a wife really take the anti-malaria drug chloroquine!?!?!?!?

Read on.

Is chloroquine phosphate the same as the anti-malarial drug that Trump was talking about??!?!?!?

You see it right…. let me help….

Let’s look at that headline again:

Man dies and wife critical after self-medicating with malaria drug chloroquine touted by Trump to ward

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Stop the Coronavirus? But at what cost?

There appear to be three camps when it comes to the coronavirus.  Camp 1 is alert and attentive to what is transpiring, but skeptical about statements and forecasts regarding it; Camp 2 is alert and verging on panic, ready to believe all statements and quick to equate predictions as historical facts; Camp 3 is alert and attentive to any opportunity to pin the whole thing on Trump, and seizes each and everyone of those opportunities.

As to Camp 3, recent history has exposed them as mentally and morally compromised, and we have nothing to say to them.   There will be … continue reading...

Can our Liberties Survive the Coronavirus? Compulsory vaccination, etc.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a ‘think piece’ describing how things like the coronavirus illustrate why I am a ‘nationalist.’  You could sum it up basically as this:  a proper role of the government is to serve its own people first and primarily.

The fatal flaw of globalists is that they are perfectly happy to see their own citizens suffer as long as the globalist can thump his chest about how ‘compassionate’ he is.  The more reasonable route does not strike me as controversial… you know, how about protecting the interests of your own citizens and then provide … continue reading...