THIS IS JUST A HYPOTHESIS: THERE NEVER WAS ANY REAL PANDEMIC.
Disclaimer: I am a layman, so this is not an expert opinion as far as viruses are concerned. I do however, have some understandings of political landscapes, both foreign and domestic, and it doesn’t require a medical degree to observe that:
- COVID was politicized from Day One.
- The Left immediately leapt to implement their boldly-stated philosophy: You never let a serious crisis go to waste. (I should note that Winston Churchill ALSO said this, and that it’s not a bad state of mind, depending on what you decide to do in exploiting the crisis in question.)
- A corollary of the above is: Lacking a good crisis to exploit, all you have to do is manufacture one. This is the MO of the American Left.
- The Left decided to use COVID in several different ways; (1) to defeat Trump, and (2) to consolidate a LOT of power that they had grabbed across the nation for “emergency reasons.”
Just between you and me and the lamp post, I’m about ready to say that there was never any pandemic in the first place. Just another kind of viral respiratory infection in an environment that’s always producing new viral respiratory infections… as viruses do what they always do: mutate and change.
Next: I understand that “pandemic” just means a medical thing that spreads rapidly around the world (glib, overly brief definition, I know). However, the commonly understood meaning of the word now has a large component of “danger” and “risk” with it. I could be wrong, but I think a huge worldwide outbreak of, say, pink eye, wouldn’t get the label “pandemic.”
A simple truth is that the reaction to COVID probably killed more people than the virus. After all, as a country, we put the response to COVID in the hands of… governors, many of whom are hard-leftist Democrats.
That was like saying: “I know, let’s consign the elderly and the health-compromised to a bunch of corrupt, incompetent (in some cases perverted) bastards, who have no regard for human life, and are morons anyway. What could possibly go wrong?!?”
What those corrupt, incompetent (in some cases perverted) bastards did was fill nursing homes with sick people, and force children to wear masks. In other words, they guaranteed a hugely inflated death toll. In still other words: You can take what is simply another flu and turn it into a “pandemic,” quite easily.
Whether you wish to label this thing a “pandemic” or not, it is no longer a source of debate that in America the response to whatever it is, made it far, far worse.
I am starting to come to the conclusion that: There was never any “pandemic” in the first place.
A new strain of virus comes out. Big deal. That happens every year.
Oh, yeah? This one was more potent and virulent!
Really? every new respiratory virus is either more potent or less potent than all the other ones. Again, no big deal. On a macro scale, of course! Of course every death from anything, including COVID, is an enormous tragedy, and I mean that absolutely seriously!
Fully half the deaths attributed to COVID in America were due to moron governors filling nursing homes with sick people, thereby exposing the elderly and the health-compromised to… a bunch of sick people. What could possibly go wrong there?!?
A bunch more deaths attributed to COVID were not because of COVID, but rather happened with COVID present. How many people would have survived and been just fine without the other injuring event? No one can know, but expert medical people tell me that the number is quite large.
Bottom line: in terms of people killed by this thing, the moron governors hugely inflated the numbers by being, well, morons. And CDC morons hugely inflated the numbers by not putting together an intelligent standard by which to measure: COVID deaths. Deaths actually due to COVID, not deaths with COVID.
Next: Every year, a new respiratory virus comes out, because viruses do what viruses do… mutate.
If there had not been the hysterical response to COVID that there was, what would have happened?
Well, overall deaths are not up, year-by-year from pre-COVID to now.
Interesting. Not surprising though. COVID discriminates aggressively against the elderly and the health-compromised. People who were at risk of dying anyway. People who were already contributing to morbidity statistics at a more rapid rate than other people.
Yes, yes, yes… I understand. This past year, people didn’t engage in behaviors that spread the flu, so cases of the flu were much lower this year.
However, all evidence seem to point to the conclusion that, left unattended, and absent the hysteria, COVID might have caused a small and temporary up-tick in overall deaths in the world, but that’s about it.
Hardly a “pandemic.” Just another “flu,” like the swine one, or the avian one, of the Spanish one, or the SARS one, or the MERS one, or the H1N1 one… (yes, yes, I know… redundancies and all. Just naming a bunch of names we’ve all heard for: the flu)
So, this might be the first time you’ve ever heard this, but it might be time to conclude that: There was no pandemic. Just viruses acting like, well… viruses.
Please feel free to try to shoot me down, as I’m sure many will, but do try to be polite.