Israel is seeing the highest-ever number of Covid cases despite having over 80% of its population vaccinated. I don’t know how long this link will remain operative, but here it is:

And in case you missed it, this is not a situation in which more people are getting sick but the vaccine is preventing them from getting seriously ill. Plenty are getting seriously ill.

The number of patients on ventilators has climbed in the past ten days from 150 to 190, while the number of those on the more critical ECMO machines rose from 23 to 31, he said.

You know what a ventilator is, but ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, where extracorporeal means “outside the body.” So, via a vein, your circulation is connected to this artificial lung that oxygenates your blood for you.  And they have a version that also pumps your blood for you- an extracorporeal heart. But, I presume that in this case, they are just using the extracorporeal lung.

They also have a “Green Pass” system in Israel whereby you have to prove that you’ve been vaccinated before you can enter public places, particularly for sports and entertainment.

But, there is something else we should consider and that is: are the vaccines not only failing to protect people but making them more vulnerable? I’m not the only one who is thinking that way. Here is a famed virologist who agrees:

Anyone who is honest and awake should be able to see that the Covid vaccines are a complete failure. As of the latest report, 63% of Americans have been vaccinated with at least one dose (and remember that J&J only has one dose). But, among older Americans (the most vulnerable), over 90% have been vaccinated. Yet, Covid hospitalizations are surging again all over the country.  

Look how the claims for the vaccine have continually shrank. It won’t prevent infection. It won’t prevent a high viral load. It won’t prevent clinical disease. And it won’t necessarily prevent severe death and death. But, if you do get severe disease and die, you’ll have the consolation of knowing that there was less chance of it, thanks to the vaccine, not that it did you any good.

Here is an amazing admission that the vaccines don’t work- and if we were talking about anything else in life but vaccines, no one would see it this way.

Candace Ayers, age 66, who was fully vaccinated and practicing all the safe precautions went to visit a friend in Mississippi who was unvaccinated. And on the way home, she started to get sick with fatigue, joint pains, and cough. The family presumes she got it from the unvaccinated friend, but that should have led to getting the friend tested. Right? That happened to a man I know in Ohio. He and his wife were doing everything by the book, including getting vaccinated. They were even having their groceries delivered to avoid contact with people. But, he ended up meeting this unvaccinated friend in a restaurant, and he presumed he got it from the friend. But, the friend got tested and told him “No, I’m negative.” So, that simply left him not knowing how he got it. And the same may be true in this case. 

But, Candace, she had longstanding, severe rheumatoid arthritis, and her immune system was compromised. I know what that means. It means she was taking powerful immune-suppressive drugs. She went to the hospital within a week of getting sick, and just a few days after that, they convinced her to let them ventilate her. It seems like the death rate among the ventilated would dissuade anyone from permitting it.  But, she did, and three weeks later, she was dead.

But then, in her obituary, her sister blamed her death on the unvaccinated- even though the vaccine did not save her. But, this is absurd because it’s widely admitted that the vaccine does not prevent infection; it does not result in a smaller viral load; and the vaccinated can transmit Covid as readily as the unvaccinated. 

"Candace Ayers, 66, of Springfield, passed away on September 3, 2021, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with Covid-19. She was vaccinated by was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life.”

Note that other versions of the story attributed her infection to the unvaccinated friend she visited, but now it refers to unspecified others. So, did they contact the friend, and did they find out that she was tested and found not to be infected?

But again, since the vaccinated can transmit the virus as easily as the unvaccinated, none of this matters.

What will it take for people to realize that the vaccine is worthless? Since it’s admitted that it doesn’t prevent infection, and it doesn’t stop transmission, and all that’s left is a claim about reduced severity, what value is there in that upon hearing that fully vaccinated people like Candace Ayers still die? Is there supposed to be a consolation knowing that the group that Candace was in had a lower death rate?  And listen: her being dead is something you can wrap your head around. Dead is dead. But her being within a group that has a lower death rate is a statistic. That’s very different. Statistics can be manipulated. Statistics can be fabricated. Statistics can be used to tell lies. But, she, a vaccinated person, wound up dead. That is a pure fact. That is cold stark reality staring you in the face.

Certainly the outcome of the vaccines is dismal compared to the expectations. Isn’t it true that people believed that we were all going to get vaccinated, and then life would get back to normal, and it would be chalked up as another glorious victory for Medical Science?

It isn’t science. The vaccine isn’t science, and the interpretation of the results of it isn’t science. It is religion. Pseudo-scientific, medical religion.   



Dr. Mike Hansen invited a friend of his, his best friend, who is also a physician, Dr. Hisbay Ali, on his program. Dr. Ali is a psychiatrist, and he got Covid last March, a mild case of it. He recovered without any lingering effects. Then he got both doses of the Moderna vaccine.  And then he got Covid again and much worse, and that's what they discussed. They assumed to know it was the Delta variant that he got, but that was just them being parrots.  

Dr. Ali emphasized that he is normally a very healthy guy, a runner, but this really knocked him out. It was the first time in his life he ever had a lung issue. (he looks to be in his late 30s)  He said he knew how he got it, that he was out in Las Vegas attending a Led Zeppelin tribute concert, which was packed solid, like sardines in a can, and no one was wearing masks, so he thinks he got a heavy viral load.  But wait: he knew that beforehand, didn’t he? We assume that a large crowd of unmasked people, whether they are bikers or partiers, means a heavy viral load, right? So, why did he go to such an event? It's because he presumed that the vaccine that he took had him covered. 

But, he got really sick and was down for 14 days. And it was bad. He said it felt like someone threw acid in his lungs. He couldn’t breathe. He said that his oxygen level fell to 95%, which is not very low, but it’s a meaningful drop. And it affected him. He couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs, and previously, he could run 10 miles.

Dr. Hansen pointed out that since he had had Covid already and then got the vaccine that his antibodies should have been through the roof. But, what exactly is he thinking? Does he think that Dr. Ali had the antibodies, but they just didn’t work? Or does he think that despite getting Covid and the vaccine that his body just didn’t make the antibodies? 

Then Dr. Hansen said that some people would say that the vaccine didn’t work, but he said that its just the opposite, because without the vaccine, Dr. Ali probably would have been super-sick, needing hospitalization, and he could have died or developed long Covid. Wow. That is an amazing assumption. It is just a choice he is making to look at it that way. I say we put the medico-religion aside and try to think clearly. The man took the vaccine to avoid getting Covid. He even went to Las Vegas thinking he had nothing to worry about. Surely, he assumed that taking the vaccine would prevent him from getting sick. But, it didn’t. An honest appraisal of the facts would surely conclude that the vaccine didn’t work for him. But no, the two doctors are willing to assume that he probably would have gotten much sicker or died without the vaccine.

They have no way of knowing that. It is just an assumption, and the truth may be the exact opposite. But, there is no doubt that they are engaging in rationalization.

Rationalization is a psychological defense mechanism in which unpleasant results are explained in a seemingly rational manner but without any solid basis in fact. That is what they’re doing, and they don't stop. 

I presume Dr. Ali wasn’t around anyone who was visibly sick at the concert. So, he must have gotten it from an asymptomatic carrier or many, right?  But, why didn’t they get sick? Well, let’s find out if they were vaccinated because if they were vaccinated, we have to assume that the vaccine protected them. Then, why didn't it protect Dr. Ali? And if they weren’t vaccinated, then we have to say that that’s just the nature of Covid that some people get symptoms and others don’t. But, Dr. Ali is relatively young (30s); healthy (runs over 100 miles a month); plus, being a physician and an athlete, he is presumably cognizant of nutrition and other good health practices. So, why couldn’t he handle it as well as the partiers? Or, maybe we should assume that the person or persons who gave Covid to Dr. Ali also got sick themselves. But, that would just be a presumption too. We have no way of knowing that, and you can't just help yourself to whatever mental shit you want.  The bottom line is that they have a medical paradigm to defend, and they’ll defend it to their last breath because they believe in it like a God-damn religion.    

I can guarantee you that if Dr. Ali had gotten even sicker and came close to death, Dr. Hansen would be saying “If not for the vaccine, you would have died; there is no doubt about it.” The only thing that Dr. Hansen can’t rationalize is death itself. But wait; maybe he can. If a person takes the vaccine but still gets Covid and dies from it, will Dr. Hansen admit then that the vaccine failed? No! He is still going to have a retort. He’s going to say that that person was part of a group that had fewer deaths than a comparable group of unvaccinated people, therefore even with death, the vaccine was still a success.  

Dr. Hansen went on to say that none of the vaccinated Covid patients he’s seen in the hospital have died. But, that’s an admission that he’s seen quite a few vaccinated people hospitalized for Covid because if it was just one or two, it wouldn’t have any significance. The whole claim is based on the size of the number. So, of all the vast number of vaccinated, hospitalized Covid patients he’s seen, none have died, so far. But, we are not living in a bubble of Dr. Hansen’s world. Here is a report that says 1000 fully vaccinated Covid patients died in England.

Here’s a report from last month about 7 fully vaccinated people who died from Covid in a two week period in Florida.

And here’s a report out of Massachusetts where it’s running about 125 fully vaccinated people a week dying of Covid.

Then, Drs. Hansen and Ali had the nerve to bring up Israel, the most vaccinated country in the world, where the breakthrough cases have been so numerous, they’ve launched a booster program.

Dr. Ali, in defending the vaccine, said that during his illness, there were times that he thought he was going to die, and that thought is more scary than getting the vaccine. BUT, HE DID GET THE VACCINE!

Then, he said that his girlfriend, whom he lives with, didn’t get it from him because she’s vaccinated. So, why did he get it? Because: he was infected by probably 100 infected people at that concert (a number he just pulled out of his ass).

Then, they reveled in the extended lifespans due to Modern Medicine.  But, whenever doctors go on strike, the death rate drops.

There is a ton written on this, and the usual retort is to say that normally there are a lot of “elective” procedures done, which don’t happen during a doctor strike, and that’s why the death rate goes down during a strike. Is that supposed to be reassuring?

Finally, they settled on the term of “science” which they equate with Medicine. But, they are not the same. Science is the acquisition of knowledge about nature and the world through systematic observation and experimentation. It doesn’t mean that everyone who professes to be a scientist draws valid conclusions. There can easily be the trappings of science but still a lot of prejudice, bias, and indoctrination that undermines it. Why hasn’t Medicine done double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of the flu vaccine? I know the excuse they give for not doing it for childhood vaccines, which is that, that it would be unethical to deny any child the vaccines.  But, with the flu vaccine, they could limit it to adults, and many adults don't get the flu vaccine anyway. But, if you offered to pay them, they'd participate in the experiment. So, it could easily be done, and there are no children or ethical issues involved, yet, they still won’t do it. And this they call science.  Here’s the discussion by Drs. Hansen and Ali.











Even if we were to accept all the claims that are made for the Covid vaccines, they can’t possibly eradicate Covid.  That’s because it’s widely admitted that the vaccines do not prevent infection. They also do not prevent a person from becoming clinically ill. All they are claiming now is that they lower the risk of severe illness and death.

But, if a person dies, they can no longer be a risk to anyone. However, if they live, there is always the chance that they can get sick again and continue spreading the disease.

There is no claim that the vaccines prevent you from becoming a carrier and spreader of the Covid virus.  Therefore, there is no basis to claim that widespread vaccination, even universal vaccination, will end the Covid pandemic.

And what makes the picture worse is that the vaccines were designed to fight the original virus, not the variants. A day ago, they announced that a new variant from Columbia has reached the U.S., the Mu variant, which has the capacity for “immune escape.” A couple days before that, on August 31, an alert was issued about the C.1.2 variant from South Africa.

The Covid virus is said to be over 30,000 nucelotides long in its RNA. They don’t have an intact Covid virus. They have never had an intact Covid virus. So, how do you identify the genome of a virus that you’ve never had intact? They do it by finding what they call “target molecules” which they tag with “barcodes” and then they amplify them with the PCR test. Then they analyze the resulting DNA with computers. The take-home message is that they don’t put a whole virus under a microscope and see how it’s sequenced from beginning to end. It’s nothing close to that. And to me, it is amazing that they can claim to know what something is made of- from beginning to end- without ever having seen it.  

I know that most people would say that it’s because science is so amazing. But, is it really science?

But, let’s go back to the vaccines that can’t keep you from getting infected or getting sick, but supposedly, lower your risk of getting seriously ill. NOBODY CAN SAY THAT THE VACCINES PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING SERIOUSLY ILL. And that’s because plenty of fully vaccinated people have gotten seriously ill and some have died. So, the entirety of the claim of benefit is that it lowers your risk of serious illness and death.  

But, let’s consider that if you don’t get seriously ill, it’s because your body has marshalled a defense against the virus. And, if you don’t get sick at all, it’s because your body has marshalled a defense against the virus. We are talking about the same thing. So, how is it possible that the vaccine could be so bad at preventing infection but so good at preventing serious illness?  (And again I want to reiterate that fully vaccinated people have died.)

So, there is no guarantee of ANY benefit from the vaccine. If you die of Covid after taking it, then obviously, it didn’t help you. You got no benefit.

My point is that it makes no sense that the vaccine “works” once you get infected, but it can do nothing for you at the start. And remember that, theoretically, you got Covid because one person breathed on you. So, whatever amount of virus was present in his or her breath, that’s what hit your nasal mucosa. Now, supposedly, your body already has the antibodies which were made in response to the “spike protein” that was stimulated by the mRNA vaccine. So, why shouldn’t it work? Why should the virus be able to invade your cells and make them churn out more viruses by the billions, unimpeded by the antibodies, but then, at some point, the antibodies start kicking in against the much larger number of viruses that are now running rampant? And I assure you that if someone tries to spew a plausible explanation for that, they are just making it up.   

Let me point out that I am a full-blown anti-vaxxer. I only had one child, but I did not let them vaccinate him. And I mean not at all. And the result was that nothing bad happened, and he didn’t come down with any of the diseases.

But, the fact is that if they had tried to pitch the other vaccines this way, claiming that they won’t prevent infection but will lower the risk of serious infection, they never would have sold them. Just imagine: “Give your kid the polio vaccine. It won’t prevent polio, but he’ll get a milder case. He’ll only get a little paralyzed.”  

That would have gone over like a lead balloon. Up until now, every vaccine has been offered with the claim that it will “protect” you, as in, “keep you from getting infected.” This is the first time that a vaccine is being offered on the basis of reduced severity alone- and with no guarantee even of that. You can still get very, very sick, and you still can die, even with the “protection.”  They admit all that, yet they have the nerve to claim that you are rejecting “science” if you reject the vaccine.

But, maybe it has nothing to do with rejecting science. Maybe you just don’t like the odds. Maybe it’s just not that attractive an offer.

And keep in mind that this lousy offer is the best case scenario. If you get seriously ill after being vaccinated, they will quickly and adamantly make the claim, that if not for the vaccine, you would have died.

I put that exact reasoning to work in my latest film, The Pro Bono Watchman, in which an old man is following a father and daughter around because the father can’t be trusted with her. The old man doesn’t usually interact with the little girl, but one time he does. And she asks him why he is following them. He doesn’t want to tell her the truth. So, he tells her that he’s protecting her from the tigers. And when she points out to him that there are no tigers around there, he says, “You see how good a watchman I am?”

Look: if the vaccine was unable to prevent you from getting infected, and unable to prevent you from getting ill, and then unable to prevent you from getting seriously ill, how on Earth can they claim to know that it prevented you from dying?  There is no science in that. And even if they extrapolate from statistics (and remember what Mark Twain told us about lies, damn lies, and statistics) YOU, as a person who got vaccinated and then got seriously ill, have no reason to extrapolate it to you.  You know damn well that you didn’t take that vaccine expecting to get seriously ill, that every fiber of your being is screaming, “that effffin’ thing didn’t do jack shit for me.”

I’ll close this the way it began: there is no basis to think that the vaccines are going to end the pandemic. So, when is life going to get back to normal? It’s not. The pre-Covid world? It’s gone.


You know that the working of the heart is autonomic. You don’t control it. You don’t start it, and you don’t stop it. Its operation is controlled by complex and overlapping mechanisms within your body. The same is true of your breathing. The difference is that you do have veto power over your breathing. You can stop it, and you can start it again. But 99.99999% of the time, you are not thinking about your breathing, and your body just does its thing.

However, it’s not as simple as that because breathing involves the use of skeletal muscles, and we are all very much subject to habit in the use of our skeletal muscles. So, the result is that, most of the time, we breath without thinking about it, and without being consciously aware of what we’re doing, and we are just doing it according to whatever habits we have. 

But, let’s say you have Covid, and you are having trouble breathing, and it feels like you’re not getting enough air. What happens then? What usually happens is that the person panics, and they try harder to breathe. They may start gasping and straining to breathe. They may start trying very hard to suck in air. And all of that just makes the problem worse.

There is a process involved in breathing, and it is not true that if people need to get more air that they know how to do it, that all they have to do is try harder. They don’t understand how breathing works, and they don’t understand what they need to do, and sad to say, their doctor probably doesn’t know either.

This is an area where doctors are like cavemen; and they don’t have a clue. It really is a case of the blind leading the blind.

The first and most important thing to realize is that you can’t do your breathing. You can’t take a breath and do it well.

You have to realize that there are different kinds of muscular action. If for example, I want to flex my arm, I can willfully bend my elbow, and it is something that is under my direct control. However, using your muscles of respiration is not like flexing your arm. You can’t do it willfully and decidedly and get a good result. Some actions you just have to let happen and make sure you are not sabotaging and interfering, and that is true of breathing.

The action of breathing is a reflex action. What do you think of when you think of reflexes? Perhaps you think of the patellar reflex, when the doctor taps your quadriceps tendon and your lower leg flies up. What causes it to do that? You didn’t do it, right? It happened because the muscle contracted, but it was a reflex; a stretch receptor reflex that sent a signal to the quadriceps muscle to contract.

That’s how the muscle action of breathing is except more complex. You can’t “do” the knee jerk reflex, and you shouldn’t “do” the reflex actions of breathing either.

So, you have a Covid patient who is struggling to breathe and trying, in vain to take bigger breaths and faster breaths. So, what do doctors do? They offer them ventilators. “You’re getting tired, Mr. Jones. You can’t keep this up. You need to let us knock you out and ventilate you, and then our machine will do the breathing for you, while your lungs can get some good rest. Doesn’t that sound grand?”

Let me tell you, it ain’t grand. If the person is unconscious and not breathing at all, where the respiratory center in the brain isn’t sending signals to the respiratory muscles, or if there is a problem at the neuro-muscular junction where the muscles aren’t responding to the brain signals, then you have no choice. But, if the person is conscious and breathing, and it’s obvious that there’s nothing wrong with their respiratory muscles- and remember the young doctor on Youtube who became a national sensation when he said that there is nothing wrong with the breathing muscles of these Covid patients- then you don’t offer to knock them out and put them on a ventilator. You might want to use a nasal canula, which could have two effects: one to deliver more oxygen, and two, to deliver a powerful placebo effect to get the patient to stop panicking, calm down and stop working against himself.

But, the patient needs help to know how to breathe. It’s not something that they know how to do.

It starts with recognizing the reflex nature of breathing. Sound breathing does not involve sniffing, sucking, and gasping at the air. You don’t have to pull air into yourself. The air is under pressure: atmospheric pressure. All you have do is create a vacuum in your lungs, and the air will, on its own power, enter your lungs. EXPANDING YOUR CHEST IS WHAT GETS AIR IN YOUR LUNGS. The air moves itself. You don’t have to grab it.

And, the only way to get it right is not to take charge of your breathing, but rather, to let the reflex mechanism work, and make sure you are not interfering with it.  It starts by paying attention to your breathing. In other words: don’t try to breathe, but also don’t try to hold your breath. Let your breathing happen and pay attention to what you’re doing.

So, let’s look at the process of breathing from a bio-mechanical perspective.

So, what is supposed to happen at the start of inspiration? Well, during expiration, you relax your diaphragm which causes it to pop back into its high, dome-shaped position, which contributes to pushing air out of the lungs.

Now, the way the story goes, according to the ex-spurts, is that inspiration is mostly about the diaphragm descending. Not true. 70% of the expansion of the lungs comes from the lifting and widening of the rib cage.  That’s where the greatest mechanical advantage lies. You should think of your chest as a barrel, and it’s the upward and outward movement of the barrel that increases the space within the lungs more than anything else.

So, it is a fallacy to think that normal breathing is “belly-based,” that it’s all about the abdomen moving in and out. You do often see that in people, but that’s because they have so little movement in their thorax. They’re all locked up there, so the movement of the diaphragm gets exaggerated because something has to give.  

So, the sad truth is that people often had bad breathing habits before they got Covid, but then they get into worse trouble because of panic. They are trying to breathe more, but they don’t have the slightest idea of how to go about it.

You don’t have to think about taking a breath. Again: the breath come to you. You just have to let your chest expand in all directions to get the greatest capacity change in your lungs. And if you let that happen, the air will come to you- without any expenditure of energy on your part to grab it.

Do you have any idea how much efficient it is to breathe that way?


So, you’ve got this Covid patient who is in a panic because he feels he’s not getting enough air. He’s doing things to try to remedy it, but they are the wrong things. He is making the situation worse; not better. So, he gets to the hospital and the doctor sees him, and all he can think of recommending is a ventilator.

They need to have good respiratory therapists at hospitals who are trained in Alexander Technique, who can work with patients to bring them out of a panicked state, and can do subtle things to coax motion and mobility where it’s needed.


And I am not the only one who thinks so.

Now, listen to this nurse:

So, even though you are breathing well enough to remain conscious and speak, your Covid doctor may advise you to submit to this barbaric treatment. I hope you know what to tell him.







“Retired property manager John Leanse never expected that struggling to breathe would separate him so immediately and frighteningly from his wife of 34 years, Julie. The 68-year-old had been coughing and increasingly short of breath for roughly a week when his wife finally convinced him to go to the hospital on March 26. Now, moments after being dropped off at the University of Chicago Medicine Emergency Department – with Julie still parking their car – doctors asked if he would agree to be sedated and put on a ventilator. He had minutes to decide.”

That is the reality for most of the Covid patients on ventilators; they were talked into it. They were conscious, breathing, able to think and speak, and they were talked into being knocked out and intubated. I’m sure they were told that it will “give your lungs a rest, so that they can heal.”

So, they do that to people, and then when they die, they say it was the virus that killed them. Covid took another life; get your vaccine.

This is insane. If anything, you put the person on oxygen. We’ve been told over and over that there is nothing wrong with the respiratory muscles in these patients. They have the ability to expand and contract their chest. The one young doctor went on Youtube saying that it’s more like these Covid patients have altitude sickness, that there is nothing wrong with their breathing muscles. So, why replace their breathing muscles with a machine?

I curse the stupid ignoramus doctors who do this.  

I would NEVER go on a ventilator. I suppose if I were unconscious, it might happen because I had no control.  But, the vast majority of Covid patients on ventilators weren’t unconscious to begin with. They were conscious when the doctor recommended that he render them unconscious and ventilate them, and they frickin' agreed to it! 

You realize that to be ventilated you have to undergo general anesthesia. Then, they have to sedate you further with other drugs. They also have to give you paralytic drugs to paralyze your muscles so that your respiratory muscles don’t interfere with the machine that is forcing air into your lungs. There is a great likelihood of damaging the lung and causing infection. It can also result in gangrene of your extremities.

"Many patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 are treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and prone positioning to optimize oxygenation. However, this combination can result in lower extremity tissue necrosis, especially without adequate offloading. We report the case of a 31-year-old man who required mechanical ventilation and venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation secondary to complications from coronavirus disease 2019, and subsequently developed pedal dry gangrene." 

I know of a 7 year old boy to which this happened. He was ventilated, not for Covid, but for another infection. The result was that he had to undego the amputation of both legs and part of one arm, all the result of being ventilated.  Can you imagine what his life is like today? I don’t have to imagine it. I get to see it. He is a friend of my grandson’s.

You know, I don’t think life is going to be that easy for kids going forward, the way things are today. But, imagine how they are going to be for him. He’s 8 now, but if he reaches his teens, and his hormones start flowing, and he becomes interested in girls, what’s that going to be like for him? Can you imagine the misery that lies ahead for him? And what can anybody do about it? Nothing. 

Here’s a study that found that 84% of ventilated patients age 70 and older died in the hospital.

I’m over 70. So, why would I consent to be ventilated?

This article reports an overall death rate among ventilated patients of 88%.

Now listen: I’m not interested in telling anyone else what to do. I just want to tell you what I would do- for me.

First, if I am conscious and alert, I must be getting enough oxygen. It may be below normal, but my brain is being supplied. So no matter what they tell me about how dire and dangerous it is, the fact that my brain is working tells me that I’m above the threshold.

Second, if I can talk, then I know I’m breathing. Talking is a modified form of expiration. And you can’t expire unless you previously inspired   To take a patient who can talk rather normally and then knock them out to put them on a ventilator?  That, to me, is medical assault. I consider it a crime.

Why put them on a ventilator? If anything, you just put them on oxygen. You don’t knock them out, paralyze them, and cram a tube down their throat, so that a machine, in a very damaging way, can force oxygen into their lungs.

And the whole idea that a person on a ventilator is getting “rest” is language debauchery to the extreme.

Go ahead and read this article:

Most coronavirus patients who end up on ventilators go on to die, according to several small studies from the U.S., China and Europe.

And many of the patients who continue to live can't be taken off the mechanical breathing machines.

"It's very concerning to see how many patients who require ventilation do not make it out of the hospital," says Dr. Tiffany Osborne, a critical care specialist at Washington University in St. Louis who has been caring for coronavirus patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

That concern is echoed by Negin Hajizadeh, a pulmonary critical care doctor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell on Long Island, N.Y.

"We have had several patients between the hospitals across the Northwell system that have come off the breathing machine," Hajizadeh says. "But the vast majority are unable to."

The largest study so far to look at mortality among coronavirus patients on ventilators was done by the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre in London. It found that among 98 ventilated patients in the U.K., just 33 were discharged alive.

The numbers from a study of Wuhan, China, are even grimmer. Only 3 of 22 ventilated patients survived.

And a study of 18 ventilated patients in Washington state found that nine were still alive when the study ended, but only six had recovered enough to breathe on their own.

All the early research suggests that once coronavirus patients are placed on a ventilator, they will probably need to stay on it for weeks. And the longer patients remain on a breathing machine, the more likely they are to die.

"We're not sure how much help ventilators are going to be," Osborn says. "They may help keep somebody alive in the short term. We're not sure if it's going to help keep someone alive in the long term."

Patients need a ventilator when their lungs can no longer deliver enough oxygen to keep the body going. And it's an extreme measure, Osborn says.

"We give sedation so the person goes to sleep. Then we provide a paralytic that stops their breathing," she says.

Next, a long plastic tube is inserted through the trachea and vocal cords. That allows a machine to deliver small puffs of highly oxygenated air to the lungs.

Unfortunately, Osborn says, "the ventilator itself can do damage to the lung tissue based on how much pressure is required to help oxygen get processed by the lungs."

And coronavirus patients often need dangerously high levels of both pressure and oxygen because their lungs have so much inflammation.

Another risk from being on a ventilator is that the tube carrying air and extra oxygen to the lungs provides a pathway for dangerous germs. Many ventilated patients get a new lung infection, a problem known as ventilator-associated pneumonia." 


RC: Notice that It says that they give the person sedation so that they go to sleep. Of course, that is a lie; it isn’t sleep. But, it tells you that that the patients were conscious and probably talking too, and they let themselves be talked into this Frankenstinian procedure.  

As I said, they would never talk me into being ventilated. If they pressured me to go on a ventilator, I would curse at them. If they told me I could die if I don't, I'd tell them that I could die if I do.  But actually, I wouldn’t even be there. If I got Covid, I would just stay home. Why would I go to the hospital? Because I couldn’t breathe? OK, let’s talk about that.

I can remember the last time I got the flu. It was right about the millennium. So, it’s been over 20 years. I stayed home and recovered spontaneously. I was uncomfortable and achy for 5 or 6 days, but I wasn’t struggling to breathe. I never once felt that I was in danger of dying. There was no fear in me at all.   I recall coughing, but I was never in severe respiratory distress. I never felt like I was suffocating.

So, what would happen if I got Covid? Well, if it progressed beyond what I experienced with the flu, then it would be a brand-new experience for me. I don’t recall ever in my life being that sick. I have never had pneumonia in my life that I know of.

The point is that feeling sick enough to go to the hospital due to respiratory distress has never happened to me, and I would have to be several times sicker than I’ve ever been to do it. In other words, if I take the sickest I can ever recall being and double it, I’d still stay home.

A vicious cycle sets in with most people. If they think they’re having trouble breathing, that they’re not getting enough air, they panic. And when they panic, they start gasping and straining to breathe, and that just makes it worse.  Then they panic more and strain more and it just keeps spiraling down. 

They don’t know how to breathe. When they strain to get more oxygen, they wind up getting less oxygen. They are in a state of panic, which only makes it worse.

My problem is that I have no experience with Covid. I’ve never laid eyes on anyone acutely ill with Covid. I’ve spoken to a few people who have had it. One was a cousin of mine who was down for about two weeks. But, he never experienced respiratory distress at all. He had no trouble breathing. For him, it was mainly severe weakness and body aches. In other words, he had flu symptoms, but they think it was Covid. And he did stay home and recover spontaneously without any medical treatment.

Our 63 year old paraplegic governor here in Texas got Covid and never had any symptoms. Then, 4 days later, he tested negative again. And that was it. So, how did he brush it off so fast while previously healthy young people are getting it and winding up on ventilators and dying? How do you make sense of that? You don't. Something is wrong. I recall what Ayn Rand used to say: “When faced with a contradiction, check your premises.”

One thing I do know is that they have killed an awful lot of people with those ventilators.

I’ll tell you what: Next time I’m going to talk about breathing in detail, and when I’m done, you’re going to understand the process of breathing better than most doctors do.







If you don’t know it, I am a filmmaker. I have made three films so far. The first, My Stretch of Texas Ground is streaming on Amazon now. The second, His Stretch of Texas Ground, will start streaming next month. And the third, The Pro Bono Watchman is coming out early next year.

Covid didn’t exist during the filming of My Stretch, but it did during the filming of His Stretch and Pro Bono, and we had to follow Covid protocols, which meant masking all the time EXCEPT when actors were on camera. Then they could do anything without a mask: hug, kiss, fight, whatever. But, as soon as the director yelled “Cut” they had to quickly put their mask back on.

And that included me because I was an actor in The Pro Bono Watchman. This is me acting. I played the grandfather of this 6 year old girl.


But, what sense is there in doing all that masking if you’re going to be exposed to others in front of the camera? It goes beyond contradiction. It’s more like hypocrisy.

And it’s not just on movie sets. It’s in everyday life. A husband and wife get up and go to work at different places; they shop at different places; and they engage with different people all day long. And I realize that there are people who rigorously and relentlessly practice the protocols. But, they are the exceptions, don’t you think? So, when that wife is eating lunch with her co-workers, obviously, she doesn’t wear a mask while she’s eating. But, even when she’s finished eating and is just talking to them, she probably doesn’t put it on either. The point is that when that husband and wife come home at the end of the day, what reason is there to think they are safe from each other? And if you pointed that out to them, they’d probably admit it and say that they are not going to wear a mask around their spouse and kids because it’s too much too ask. They’re just not going to live that way. I wonder if even Dr. Fauci lives that way. 

I run a health retreat, and there is no mask mandate in Texas. But even lately, when guests arrive for the first time, they are often all masked up at the front door. They see that I am not wearing a mask, and I immediately tell them that I don’t wear a mask because I don’t believe in it. I add that they are welcome to wear a mask if they want to, but they don’t have to. And the truth is that so far, everyone has had the same reaction, something like “Oh, thank God!" as they rip their mask off. And then they don’t give it another thought for the duration of their visit, and neither do I. 

So yes, I have been ignoring the protocols- as much as possible. Sometimes I couldn’t. On the set, I had to mask up when I wasn’t acting, and if I didn’t, there was a Covid  monitor who politely said to me, “Ralph, would you please put your mask on?” Or, "Ralph, would you please raise your mask up over your nose?" 

And when there was a mask mandate in Texas, for instance to enter supermarkets and other stores and whatnot, I wore it. Today, it’s optional, and I choose not to wear it.

But, I’m sure it’s true that over the course of this pandemic, my actions would be considered reckless and irresponsible. But, I haven’t lost a wink of sleep over it, and I haven’t gotten sick either. And I have been tested for Covid twice- not because I wanted to but because it was required to be on set of His Stretch of Texas Ground and then The Pro Bono Watchman. And I’ll tell you honestly that I’d like to make another film. It’s already written, and I mean to the point of nearly the final draft.  It’s called: Joe Haladin: The Case of the Missing Sister. But, I’ll tell you, if we make it, it’s only going to happen if there are no Covid requirements, and I mean none. I’ve had it with that.  I'm not doing it any more because I can't take it any more. I am not putting up with it a third time on set.

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