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“ If you are college age you are more likely to be killed by lightning or a dog than COVID-19.
Face it. You have been lied to.”
“ Masks and respirators do not work.
There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.
Furthermore, the relevant known physics and biology, which I review, are such that masks and respirators should not work. It would be a paradox if masks and respirators worked, given what we know about viral respiratory diseases: The main transmission path is long-residence-time aerosol particles (< 2.5 μm), which are too fine to be blocked, and the minimum-infective dose is smaller than one aerosol particle.
The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum, or select only incomplete science that serves their interests. Such recklessness is also certainly the case with the current global lockdown of over 1 billion people, an unprecedented experiment in medical and political history.”
https://youtu.be/ZLLLpHXR0-g COVID: Medical & Mask Tyranny | Debbie Discusses 8.25.20
“ I’ve been on hiatus from this column over the past two weeks due to my work as Special Counsel for the amazing Thomas More Society. I am focusing at the moment on COVID-19 litigation against tyrannical governors who have used the virus as a pretext to install themselves as absolute monarchs in their respective states, with the courts largely—but not entirely, as one case I handled shows — catering to their absolute monarchies.
The COVID-19 dictatorship is not just an American problem. All of Western Europe and places as far away as Australia are under soul-afflicting and commerce-destroying lockdowns of varying degrees, along with preposterous “social distancing” mandates that require every citizen to remain six feet away from every other citizen while wearing ridiculous pieces of cloth on their faces. This madness has, in a few short months, radically altered the social fabric and provided the matrix for a “global reset” that, of course, has the full support of the current occupant of the Chair of Peter, who presides over what has to be the final stage of the “apostasy that begins at the top,” to recall the words of Cardinal Ciappi in reference to the integral Third Secret of Fatima.”
“ And, indeed, the CDC further bamboozles us by lumping influenza, pneumonia and COVID deaths together in the final column of the chart to arrive at the number 268,718, making it impossible to separate out flu deaths from COVID deaths.
The deception goes even deeper. Even if the presence of COVID-19 in a decedent wasconfirmed by laboratory testing, we still don’t know if the virus was the actual cause of death as opposed to a preexisting comorbidity such as cancer or heart disease. On April 8, 2020, Dr. Deborah Birx acknowledged that all deaths of patients who die “with” coronavirus in their systems would be classified as “COVID-19” deaths regardless of the actual cause of death.
We have been well and truly had. And the COVID con has been the means by which, almost overnight, pop-up dictatorships have taken possession of our rights, banned our worship, and ordered us to live in six-foot bubble zones behind useless “face coverings.”
“ All of which means, as has always been the case with tyranny, that freedom-loving Americans are probably going to be forced to fight our way out of this. I’m talking about non-violent resistance, obviously (we’re not the left), but resistance nonetheless. Corona fascism in all its forms should be confronted and resisted at every level of our government, from local mayors to state politicians to “health officials” who only see things in light of “muh COVID.” But resist we must, or this nonsense will never end. Even if our leaders and medical overlords are well-intentioned (and my guess is most are not), we are making things entirely too easy for them. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and right now the panic-porn purveyors are the squeaky wheel. We need to provide balance via pressure and real data and give our leaders a real, winning alternative to living in fear.”
Professor Alexander Chuchalin quit the Russian health ministry’s ethics council after making a fierce attack on the new Sputnik V drug ahead of the body approving its registration.
Amid deep scepticism among Western experts over the drug, it appears that Chuchalin sought and failed to block its registration on ‘safety’ grounds before quitting the ethics council.”
NB Paywall “ Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. has now carried out two large-scale experiments in public health—first, in March and April, the lockdown of the economy to arrest the spread of the virus, and second, since mid-April, the reopening of the economy. The results are in. Counterintuitive though it may be, statistical analysis shows that locking down the economy didn’t contain the disease’s spread and reopening it didn’t unleash a second wave of infections.
Considering that lockdowns are economically costly and create…”
“ In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, Fr. Daniel Nolan told Catholics “do not obey the bishop, do not obey the governor. They cannot tell you to wear a mask. This is a lie. They are lying to all of us.”
“If your bishop tells you, don’t do it. And I encourage everybody not to wear a mask. And I am telling you: disobey your bishop, disobey your governor. That’s what I’m telling you,” Nolan added.”
“ Scientists on two continents are decrying Wuhan-virus lockdowns for causing more harm than good.
Epidemiologists in England and a Nobel Prize-winning structural biologist in California have been spotlighting the adverse consequences of quarantine.”
It was always more than a mask. “ The prevalence of sleep troubles, lethargy, feelings of hopelessness and other depression symptoms in adults across the country has more than tripled since the pandemic began, according to a new study,” Yahoo reports. “In the weeks after the outbreak prompted quarantines and stay-at-home orders, 27.8% of those surveyed had at least one symptom of depression. That compares to just 8.5% of people in 2017 and 2018.”
“These findings serve to alert our attention to yet another impending public health crisis as a result of this pandemic — the increase in cases of major depression,” Dr. Ruth Shim, an expert on cultural psychology at UC Davis, wrote in a commentary that accompanies the report.”
“ Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review crunched the numbers, including those connected to massive mask mandates, and concluded, “It is now settled fact that lockdowns and mask mandates have no effect on the spread of a respiratory virus.”
These mindless, irrational and pointless lockdowns have had other horrible side-effects as well. Children are virtually immune to Covid, and yet they are losing precious education time because people frightened by imaginary dangers have shuttered their schools. (Children are more than three times as likely to die from the flu or pneumonia than from Covid.)
Calls to suicide hotlines are up 600%.
Domestic violence reports have doubled and even tripled. Thousands of Americans who could have had cancer detected through routine screenings didn’t. Prescriptions for anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds are way up.
Bottom line: America has been stupendously duped in three major ways. Americans by the boatload now believe that masks work (they don’t), that lockdowns work (they don’t), and that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work (it does). It turns out, with gullible and naïve Americans, you can fool most of the people all the time. Shame on us. ”
Cui bono? “ As our various societal crises move forward, Joe Biden says that he would mandate facial coverings nationally. This could be political posturing from a desperate candidate. Nevertheless, the mask movement seems to be gaining steam even as the spread of COVID is declining. I tend to think something far more significant is at stake. Yes, I think masks are being used to stoke fear and cultivate compliance. However, on a basic and fundamental level, facial coverings are stripping us of our humanity and blotting out the face of God from our sight.
You might think that the governing elites cannot possibly be thinking at this kind of theological level. Maybe not, but I wouldn’t be so sure. There are many instances where the elites have been caught showing what they really believe. Facial coverings are required for the unquestioning masses, but not for the governing elite.”
“ Sweden never mandated massive lock downs or enacted draconian face-mask laws, but the Nordic country now has one of the lowest infection rates in the world.
“Sweden has gone from being the country with the most infections in Europe to the safest one,” Sweden’s senior epidemiologist Dr. Anders Tegnell told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.”
Cui bono? “ On Tuesday, the city council extended the mandatory masking order, set to expire on October 6, until January, despite the fact there have been no deaths, or even hospitalizations, due to the COVID-19 virus in Latah County.
Wilson wrote at Blog and Mablog after the event, “This was not an assembly of scofflaws. It really was a peaceful protest, a petition to our city government for a redress of grievances, and a religious assembly, all in one. Everything about it was proper. We sang three songs and the doxology, and then went home.”
He pointed out that on the day the city council voted to extend the mask order, the mayor of Moscow presided over an outdoor wedding, where he did not wear a mask. Nor did a city council member who was allegedly in attendance.”
The choice is yours to know. “ Groupthink on non-pharmaceutical interventions spurred an uncontrolled drift away from scientific justifications toward hasty generalized rules predicated on an “abundance of caution” and straight-up fear. Fear quickly turned into a tool for maintaining political power and an opportunity for self-righteous snitches to exercise control over their fellow countrymen. Snitch-level devotion to harsh government mandates devolved into a religion in its own right, and now we must suffer oppression not just from authorities, but from private companies and our fellow citizens.”
A talisman indeed. “ To the extent they were useful, it would be for people who were actively infected and coughing, and to the extent that made any difference, it was probably just as a signaling mechanism to show people, ‘step away from me, I’m sick,’” he said.
“So the evidence here is just beyond weak,” he added.
“Masks have become a talisman,” explained Berenson, something that we use to show that we’re taking the coronavirus seriously.
A talisman is an object believed to possess magic powers, conferring on its bearer or wearer supernatural protection.
“We can’t do lockdowns anymore — even the Democratic governors have dropped lockdowns because they’re so economically devastating — so they have to tell the people to do something, and they tell them to wear masks and the social pressure,” he continued.”
“What’s interesting, it’s actually the anglophone [English-speaking] countries — the U.K., it’s the U.S., it’s Canada and Australia and New Zealand — that have taken the most irrational steps,” said Berenson.
“Right now in Europe, they’re done with lockdowns,” he said. “It’s funny: the countries that we view as more ‘bureaucratic’ and ‘statist’ are the ones that are pushing back more and making more rational decisions than we are.”
“The Anglo world has gone insane,” concluded Carlson. “It clearly has.”