Our state governor has just joined the list of several other states and issued an “emergency order” requiring face masks in all public gatherings, including churches. These kinds of measures are absurd for two reasons. First, it’s based on bad science; second, we may have a cure available right now. Either way, we should be able to open up the country, not close it down even more.
Bad science. Reality check. Face masks do little or nothing to stop the virus; and they offer zero protection for you from other people. They do create an illusion of safety, but to quote a doctor recently, trying to stop the COVID virus with a face mask is like trying to stop a mosquito by erecting a chain-link face. They do, however, stop us from spitting on each other. So, I guess that’s a good thing.
There is viable treatment! [ The video claims a “cure” but this is not technically correct. See ADDENDUM below]. There seems to be a viable treatment for COVID-19. It’s been tested and in use for over 65 years. But it seems to be currently censored and suppressed by mainstream and social media. Why? Because President Trump is for it!
Yes, it’s politically motivated. And I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or Republican, that should upset you. We’re being lied to because a group of influential people hate Trump and they will stop at nothing in order to keep him from being reelected. And this is hurting all of us, regardless of our party affiliation.
What we’re not hearing from is a whole host of experts and experienced doctors who are currently treating COVID-19 patients, who have a very different opinion about the safe use of the drug, “Hydroxychloroquine” [See ADDENDUM below on this treatment]. Here’s a video from them (that will probably be pulled down soon, so make sure you watch it right away!)
What they point out in this video is that because we can “cure” COVID-19 with this treatment (and others), there’s no reason why the country should be closed. Yes, protect the elderly and those who are at high risk, but everyone else? But regardless of whether this is a cure or not, when in human history have we ever done anything so draconian? And the documented negative effects of the lock-down have been shown to be far worse than the virus itself.
Just to cite one point these doctors made on the video. There has not been one single documented case of any student transmitting the COVID virus to a teacher or a parent in the world! Not one! So, why are we closing down our schools? And why are some teacher’s unions demanding that we de-fund the police before they’ll return to school? What does that have to do with teaching our children?
This is why I hate politics. What we’re getting is a steady diet of fear-mongers feeding us misinformation and destroying our economy and way of life for political gain. We need to wake up to what’s happening here.
Anyway, that’s my vent for today! I’ll return to my normal subject matter next time. I promise! 🙂
ADDENDUM: Since posting this I’ve had feedback from readers on the use of Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. To be fair, I want to make sure I note that this particular treatment is controversial for other reasons than political. Here are two reputable medical sites that have differing views on the use of Hydroxychloroquine:
Mayo Clinic has decided not to use this treatment because they saw it as an ineffective treatment and that it could cause heart problems. Article here.
Henry Ford Health Systems has been testing Hydroxycloroquine and have found positive results with limited use while closely monitoring the possible heart issues. Article here.
Also, here’s a much more in-depth interview with the doctors on the censored video where they speak about the misinformation, fabricated data, and other reasons behind why the CDC and WHO had removed Hydroxychloroquine from clinical trials (that has very little to do with health concerns cited). They talk about the negative effects of the shutdown on children and other harmful psychological effects in general. They also compare our current pandemic to other previous ones where we did not shut down the country (which is my main pet peeve about this whole thing).
Here is an article by Factcheck.org, a non-partisan consumer advocate, which claims that a lot of the doctor’s claims are false. I would watch the above video before reading this article to get both sides of this story.
So, there you have all the information in a nutshell. You should investigate this yourself and make up your own mind about it. The main thing is, don’t live in fear over this!
More importantly for all of us, I would also like to say that other treatments are proving effective and in use. As I said in the comments below, my son’s father-in-law was admitted into the hospital on Monday with the virus in his lungs and was given immune-based therapy. Within hours he started feeling better and will be able to quarantine at home today (5 days later). So, the good news is, there are viable treatment options!
Again, my main vent was on how this pandemic is being politicized with fear-mongering, which may be causing more damage than the virus itself. But it’s certainly not about the great work our medical researchers and facilities are doing to combat this virus. I applaud their work and pray for them. Be safe, use common sense, but don’t live in fear. Do the research for yourself and live your life! 🙂