COVID 19 â€œprotectiveâ€ measures include many authoritarian social justice ideas. We know about vaccines as a presumed collective protection â€“ the motivational â€œcarrotâ€ or reward is â€œget vaccinated and get individual freedom once againâ€. But what about the mandates â€“ the motivational â€œstickâ€ or punishment of unending restrictions? Are we supposed to bow to the tyrants of collective thinking? Are we to refrain from asking why 6 feet is an appropriate social distance? Why barriers when there are masks in general use? Why are COVID lockdowns and incarceration necessary? Why is intimidation considered appropriate? What about the integrity of the blood supply?
Letâ€™s start with a simple situation. I went to my local computer store to pick up a new computer. As I entered the store, I noticed a request to wear a mask because one of the employees was immunocompromised. I grabbed my mask and put it on. I walked up to the counter, and there in front of me was a Plexiglas barrier behind which was a fully masked guy.
I explained, or at least tried to explain, why I was there â€“ and that is when the entire conversation broke down into a jumble of words. (Mask-Barrier-Mask is not conducive to effective communication.) After a minute of verbal chaos, both of us went to the side of the Plexiglas barrier and lowered our masks. It took about 30 seconds at a distance I estimate to be about 3 feet to straighten things out.
What is magical about 6 feet recommended social distancing? Nothing. Studies show it doesnâ€™t protect against COVID either indoors or outdoors. It doesnâ€™t provide safety it is simply an easy to remember message for public consumption. (Per a recent study at Florida Atlantic University, a distance of 12 feet is appropriate for a heavy cough and 9 feet for a light cough.)
Plexiglas and other transparent plastic barriers are questionable. While they likely stop immediate face to face COVID transmission, they can also impact overall room and building airflow. If enough randomly placed barriers are erected, the result can be a change in ventilation which compromises the air exchange. A study by John Hopkins researchers showed that desk screens in classrooms were associated with an increased risk of COVID infection. (Many years ago, I investigated a carbon monoxide poisoning incident. A woman employee of a small company worked all day in a location where there was no ventilation. The area was an airflow dead space and she was working with test equipment that produced carbon monoxide. She collapsed from CO intoxication and injured herself severely.)
How about actually removing people from society either by lockdown or in a concentration camp? One thing for certain is that such measures are clearly authoritarian regardless of their effectiveness in controlling COVID spread.
Australia and some other countries have created concentration camps or hotels manned by medical personnel and thoroughly controlled by police with arrest and jail authority. (One relevant example of police state power involved a young Australian woman who had been near someone who tested positive for COVID. She was approached by the police who asked her if she had been vaccinated â€“ she lied that she had.
The Australian police easily discovered the lie and, as a result, did not allow her to self-lockdown in her own apartment. Instead, she was given a non-judicial punishment of 14 days of incarceration at a concentration camp filled with COVID positive patients. (She once exceeded her defined cubicle limitations and was warned â€“ next violation involved a $5000 fine and/or an extension of her 14 day incarceration. Notably, she never tested positive for COVID during or after the entire ordeal.)
Threats, intimidation, shaming and blaming are being used to coerce the unvaccinated. In one German school, students are asked to come forward and state their vaccination status. If they are vaccinated, they are applauded by the class. If they are unvaccinated, the teacher asks them why they remain unvaccinated. There is no applause for the unvaccinated and this shaming is part of the process for teens and pre-teens.
Recently, authoritarian intimidation involved German police carrying 6 foot long red and white sticks to separate people if they get too close together. If the average German subject doesnâ€™t obey, they are immediately threatened with physical force, arrest, jail, fines and COVID lockdowns. (The German police officers hold the stick in the middle so no officer is more than 3 feet away from an offending subject. There goes the 6 foot social distancing!)
The â€œblaming of the unvaccinatedâ€ is never ending even though recent studies show that â€œthe vaccinatedâ€ are likely to carry as much if not more COVID 19 disease transmission products as the â€œunvaccinatedâ€.
How about the presence of COVID 19 vaccine remnants in blood products? Would they have an impact on blood transfusions and blood products like intravenous immunoglobin? With a majority of Americans being vaccinated, the nationâ€™s blood supply is predominantly coming from adult donors who have been vaccinated with one of the various vaccines. The problem occurs when unvaccinated patients who are skeptical of the vaccines request transfusions only from the unvaccinated.
Dr. Julie Katz Karp, who directs the blood bank and transfusion medicine program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia has said, â€œWe are definitely aware of patients who have refused blood products from vaccinated donors.â€ Emily Osment, an American Red Cross spokesperson, said some clients are worried that vaccinated blood would be â€œtaintedâ€ by the covid vaccine. (A very valid concern for individuals with complicated medical situations or who suffered injury from prior COVID vaccinations.)
Notably, blood donation centers do not currently have the capability to screen out vaccine products. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people donate, and as much as 70% of donated blood comes from vaccinated donors. Dr. Michael Busch, director of the Vitalant Research Institute that monitors antibody levels in U.S. blood samples has stated that â€œ90% of donors have either been infected by or vaccinated against COVIDâ€. — â€œLess than 10% of the blood we collect does not have antibodies.â€
There is a growing body of evidence that COVID 19 vaccines carry considerable risk and can create medical horrors such as heart and vascular ailments as well as stillbirths. Nevertheless, many world governments and their globalist allies continue to push the authoritarian approach to dealing with the pandemic.
To me, the question is when will enough information reach the general public and force the political winds to shift. The early signs are there. People are abandoning masks, resisting booster shots, ignoring social distancing, organizing mass and even violent anti-vaccine rallies, and demanding more truth from the news media and political leaders. Courts are blocking all kinds of mandates. (Some politicians are getting the message and are trying to hedge their bets by speaking out against mask mandates and backing away from vaccination demands. Some politicians have simply decided to let a free people decide their own fate.)
It is now obvious that giving the government medical power over the individual is not a good idea, particularly when the government embraces authoritarian and tyrannical socialist or communist ideas. It is high time Americans look to the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights, to reassert that We the People are the ultimate in control of our American destiny.