Covid Update: July 7, 2020
- Created on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 04:44
The Covid situation is reportedly getting worse, not better. My state of Texas, and my city of Austin, is now supposed to be the nation’s hotspot. The theory goes that Texas was one of the first states to reopen its economy, and as a result of that interaction, and despite the continued use of masks and social distancing, that the virus got transmitted. But, if that’s true, then it means that “asymptomatic carriers” have got to be the ones spreading it.
How many visibly sick people have you been around lately? How many visibly sick people have you seen in pubic lately? Even before this, and long before this, it was not a common thing to see acutely ill people in public. And that’s because when people are acutely ill, they tend to stay home. Maybe if they just have a mild cold they’ll go out. But, I’ve been going to the supermarket, post office, Walmart, etc., and I haven’t seen one person with acute symptoms out shopping. So, if they told me that I have Covid it would mean that somebody I passed in the aisle at Walmart or some other store gave it to me- even though I wore a mask. And the masks are required now. They don’t let anyone in without a mask, and many stores have someone out front handing out masks to those that don’t have one.
So, how is this virus spreading person to person? Are the masks ineffective?
The previous enthusiasm for the antibody tests seems to have waned. They’re saying now that the antibodies don’t last. Maybe a couple of months, but that’s about it.
But, there is still a lot of enthusiasm about getting a Covid vaccine. Just yesterday, the government gave a grant of $1.6 billion to some company to develop one. But, why do people think that a Corona virus vaccine would be any more effective than other vaccines? This past flu season, the CDC said that the Influenza-b vaccine was 37% effective. That means that for every 3 unvaccinated people who got the flu, 2 vaccinated people got it. And keep in mind that the CDC is notorious for propagandizing about the flu and the flu vaccine, claiming that 36,000 Americans die every year from the flu. With their track record of propping-up the vaccine industry, chances are great that the real effectiveness of the flu vaccine is much less than 37%. And keep in mind that they REFUSE to do double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of the flu vaccine. They refuse to do double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of any vaccine. They won’t even do unblinded trials. Every single year, there are millions of adults who don’t get the flu shot. I have never had a flu shot in my life, and I never will. So, why not at least compare health outcomes of those who vaccinate and those who don’t? But, I digress.
The point I am really trying to make is that among the newly diagnosed Covid cases, surely the vast, overwhelming majority have had no known exposure to an acutely ill person, sick with Covid. So, what does that mean? It means that they must have gotten it from someone who was infected but not sick, a so-called “asymptomatic carrier.”
But, we need to take a close look at the whole concept of an asymptomatic carrier. Because, presumably we are dealing with an infectious agent that causes disease- except when it doesn't. So, what does it mean when an infectious agent does NOT cause disease? What is going on in the body of someone who is infected with Corona virus but doesn’t get sick? The presumption is that their body is fighting the virus, but it doesn’t provoke symptoms, such as fever, inflammation, coughing, excess mucus, etc. But, those symptoms are how the body fights pathogens. So, if there is no reaction, why assume that the body is fighting a virus at all?
An asymptomatic carrier is defined as someone who tests positive for the virus but isn’t sick. But, what is the difference between not being sick with a positive test result and not being sick with a negative test result? Say, we’ve got two people, and both seem to be fine. We test them, and we find that one is positive and the other is negative. So, we presume that the one who tested positive is technically sick, even though he feels OK. Technically and theoretically, there is a BIG difference between the one who tested positive and the one who tested negative. But, what is the difference other than the opposite test result? For instance, if we tested both their blood, would we find tell-tale signs of infection in the one with the positive test result? As far as I know, they’re not even looking.
Why should we accept that a person is sick if the only indication of the sickness is an arcane test result and nothing else? On the day he was tested and found to be positive, Senator Rand Paul lifted weights at the Senate gym and swam in the Senate pool. Now, why should I believe that he was sick? Just because the test said so? Why should I believe the test?
They just told us that a 17 year old girl in Florida died from Corona virus after going to a Church social in which some people weren’t wearing masks and practicing social distancing. I bet none of them were overtly sick either. So, another asymptomatic carrier, I suppose. But, they also said that the girl had a rare auto-immune disease and that she has had cancer since the age of 2. She also suffered from gross obesity. I know of a 13 year old girl who died from gross obesity, and that was long before Covid.
So, what is going on? Let me rephrase that: So, what is going on for me? For me, Covid is a government and media phenomenon. That’s my entire exposure to it- what they are telling me. And the basis for the things they are telling me is not a comfort. The number of dubious claims and unanswered questions is legion, as are the flip-flops. Is there really a pandemic going on? The only thing I know for sure is that there is a cult-like allegiance to a medical doctrine going on, affecting both doctors and lay people, and that it has spread faster than a virus ever could.