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So much about the response to COVID-19 betrays, at best, unspeakable incompetence and, at worst, a willful effort to inflict mass casualties on the American people — without the expense or spectacle of dropping bombs.

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CDC director Robert Redfield dropped some bombshell news during a talk he gave two weeks ago. But despite its significance, hardly anyone knows about the sickening bit of data he let slip:

“We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from Covid. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose, that are above excess, than we had as background, than we are seeing deaths from Covid.”

Let that sink in. Even Redfield admits lockdowns are now killing at least two times the number of Americans as COVID-19.

Dozens of media outlets ran stories on his talk the very same day. But some, like the Washington Post, neglected to even mention this appalling disclosure. Among those that did report that Redfield and Fauci’s cure is now killing at least twice as many Americans as the disease, none made it the focus of their story. Instead, every single headline mentioned something else Redfield had said:

CDC Director Says Masks Are Key for Reopening of Schools

The press, however, was just following Redfield’s lead. Though it’s hard to believe – the CDC director wasn’t finally acknowledging any of the glaringly obvious horrific side effects of imposing mass isolation that he and Fauci have spent the past five months pretending don’t exist.

Redfield wasn’t belatedly confessing that maybe it was time to rethink the wisdom of a public health strategy that’s killing more than twice the number of Americans than the virus it was meant to combat.

His remark wasn’t a confession at all. It was closer to a threat.

Redfield’s talk was an early salvo in the propaganda war for mandatory masks you may have noticed the medical bureaucrats and media who previously pushed lockdowns on us started waging a couple of weeks back. And he only mentioned all the carnage caused by their prior propaganda campaign as a warning that they might have to start inflicting more by locking us all down again if we don’t blindly acquiesce to their new demands to keep our faces covered in public.

You see, that same day the CDC had started their push for mandatory masks off with a press release”call[ing] on all Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread.” It mentioned two studies allegedly showing the effectiveness of masks but entirely ignored the volume of scientific evidence that they don’t do a damn thing.

 

The CDC’s own prior conclusion that masks are ineffective against the flu was also swept under the rug.

Of course, the CDC’s press release also skipped over the inconvenient fact that, just like the deadly state-enforced social isolation they pushed, even if masks do slow down the spread of COVID-19, they still won’t do a thing to decrease the number of people ultimately infected.

As the Senior Director of Infection Prevention at Johns Hopkins Medical School and a host of other experts have explained, the point of “flattening the curve” is to get “the same large number of patients arrived at the hospital at a slower rate.”

Let that sink in.

Not fewer infections, the same large number.

The measures pushed on us to slow down how quickly the virus spreads were only ever supposed to prevent a hospital surge by making sure there aren’t too many new cases on any given day. They were never supposed to stop anyone from catching it in the long term.

Viruses don’t get frustrated and decide to call it a day when you slow them down, contrary to what millions of deluded Americans have been encouraged to believe.  COVID-19 will be around until a sufficient percentage of us have been infected to reach whatever its threshold for herd immunity is.

Wearing masks, even if effective, is only going to increase how long COVID-19 lingers. Forcing everyone to wear one only makes sense if there’s a danger the virus will overrun our hospitals, which there isn’t. Like forcible isolation, making masks mandatory, apart from violating America’s founding principles of individual liberty, won’t do anything to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections.

But the CDC wants us all wearing masks — so they don’t want you to know that.

The upshot is that Redfield mentioned the awful toll lockdown suicides and overdoses are taking, not as a belated but welcome admission of all the unnecessary carnage he’s caused. He was warning us of the additional suicides and overdoses ahead, if the CDC decides to push another wave of deadly lockdowns on us because we refuse to start pointlessly wearing masks.

Anyone who isn’t a psychopath would take the news that lockdown deaths of despair are more than doubling COVID fatalities to mean cruelly inflicting isolation on people already struggling under the weight of depression and addiction was a horrific mistake that ought not be repeated. But not Renfield Redfield. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was warning us of the dialed-up unbearable suffering our most vulnerable, fellow Americans might have to face if we don’t do what we’re told and stop showing our faces in public.

So much about the response to COVID-19 betrays, at best, unspeakable incompetence and, at worst, a willful effort to inflict mass casualties on the American people — without the expense or spectacle of dropping bombs. It’s impossible to single out any one of the countless criminally flagrant derelictions of duty as the most egregious.

But the way Fauci, Redfield, and their enablers in the media never once bothered to mention any potential negative side effects of the course of treatment on which they insisted does stand out for its blatant violation of the Hippocratic Oath’s central injunction, First, Do No Harm.

Even those of us who saw all along that we were, at worst, dealing with a virus no more deadly than a severe seasonal flu – the assessment, by the way, that Fauci himself quietly gave to his fellow experts when you weren’t looking  – have a lot to be ashamed of.

We tended to focus all our attention on the economic catastrophe that Fauci’s pseudoscientific snake oil  of treating healthy people as if they were ill was certain to cause. Of course, wrecking the entire U.S. economy is no small thing. It was bound to bring down a mountain of hardship and misery on the heads of the American people and drive many to an early grave.


And Fauci ought to have been dragged from the Senate in chains when – after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) finally called him out for pushing these disastrous measures on us –  he made the preposterous claim that he doesn’t “give advice about economic things. I don’t give advice about anything other than public health.”

Researchers have known for years what anyone with a lick of common sense would have suspected all along. Stress and anxiety can cause or exacerbate a whole host of medical disorders, including high blood pressure, heart failure, infectious diseases, and cancer. And, any nasty side effect of a medical intervention becomes ipso facto a medical problem.

If some new medication winds up causing people to make irrational investments or fritter away every dollar they have at the casinos, the pharmaceutical company that sold it doesn’t get to beg-off responsibility by declaring such side effects “non-medical.” Indeed, no one who strongly pushes for some drastic course of action gets to dodge responsibility for any disasters he causes.

Fauci’s response to Sen. Paul was a blatant lie. He hasn’t merely been telling us the medical consequences of pursuing different strategies without advising us on which to choose. He’s explicitly insisted on what we need to be doing without once considering a single one of the potential negative consequences of following his advice. The wretched miscreant hasn’t even considered any of the misery, hardship, and death that were absolutely certain to follow!

Think about it. Individual Americans were berated for taking hydroxychloroquine because its effectiveness against COVID-19 hadn’t been tested even though it’s been safely used against malaria for 60 years. Some governors and medical boards even made it tough to prescribe, such was the alleged danger of untried remedies.

Yet Fauci and Redfield pushed completely untested draconian public health measures on all 325 million of us en masse that any fool could see were bound to cause  all kinds of disastrous consequences – many of them unquestionably medical – without even considering a single one.

At no point in the past five months has anyone responsible for turning America into something out of a right-wing militia leader’s dystopian novel even once so much as mentioned that there might even be any drawbacks to shutting down the economy and socially isolating the entire population.

If a real doctor had irresponsibly killed just a few patients by failing to consider the obvious side effects attending some course of treatment, he’d be tossed out of the profession and brought up on charges. Yet two life-long bureaucrats – neither of whom has seen a patient since obtaining their MDs and whose only medical contact with human beings has been as experimental test subjects –  pushed a medical intervention on the entire nation without even considering all the death and misery that any imbecile could see would follow as surely as night from day and no one even notices anything problematic.

One of the bureaucrats even admits their cure is now twice as fatal as the disease. But, rather than dropping to his knees and begging the nation’s forgiveness for all the poor suffering souls he’s driven to suicide and overdose, he’s warning us there’s more carnage ahead if we don’t also do as he says and never leave our homes without pointlessly wearing a mask.

While Fauci and Redfield’s media enablers were gaslighting us about COVID-19 and those of us aware they were peddling BS focused on the economic toll, thousands of Americans struggling under the awful burden of depression and drug addiction couldn’t bear the isolation that was callously inflicted on them. Feeling alone and unloved, they finally sought refuge from the misery these two bureaucrats cavalierly brought down on their heads  by slitting their wrists, or tying a plastic bag over their heads, or taking more fentanyl than their bodies could handle

Somehow, neither Redfield nor Fauci, whom the media has peddled to us as the nation’s most brilliant and knowledgeable “experts” to whom we owe blind obedience, ever once considered that they were driving untold Americans to a gruesome miserable death by increasing their already barely manageable psychological burden. Even if you don’t yet understand that social distancing is pseudoscientific quack medicine, it’s still a fact that they never weighed the absolutely certain horrific consequences of what they were pushing against its purely theoretical benefits.

Yet, somehow, ordinary Americans with no particular medical expertise have been predicting the devastation these pointless lockdowns would cause since way back in March when the horror began.

How is it possible that neither Fauci nor Redfield is behind bars right now?

How is possible that the media still present them as divine scientific oracles whose advise must be blindly followed?

And what possible future can there be for a nation whose elected leaders continue to obsequiously kowtow to two charlatans who, either through incompetence or malice, have inflicted the worst atrocity on the American people in our entire history?

When the fatality rate is “less deadly than a bad seasonal influenza”:

And the median age of fatalities is nowhere less than 80 yrs old, higher than our average life expectancy:

Makes you wonder:

Michael Thau
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