During the polio epidemic (1948-1951), the Asian Flu (1957-59), the Hong Kong flu (1968-69), the Avian bird flu (2006), and the Swine flu pandemic of 2009, all very serious diseases, mitigation was conducted by medical professionals. However, the mitigation during Covid has changed the protocol.
In 2020, the model-building disease mitigators and the bureaucratic medical professionals have become the darlings of the central planners, Hollywood’s useful idiots and corporate media. In turn this model based disease mitigation has been used by authoritative politicians to intimidate. Modeling is a tool that should only be used to prepared for a worst case scenario.
Epidemiology took a turn around 2006, when agent-based modeling strategies displaced the accumulated wisdom of the ages. In his report “Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science; Volume 4, Number 4, 2006,” *Donald A. Henderson, (1926-2016), concluded that the overriding principle in Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza is that;
“Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted. Strong political and public health leadership to provide reassurance and to ensure that needed medical care services are provided are critical elements. If either is seen to be less than optimal, a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.”
Our catastrophe has been an orchestrated campaign to override the wisdom of the real medical professionals, epidemiologists, economists and historians. Today’s Covid mitigators choose to trampled on commerce, life, and the freedoms of the people. Lockdowns jeopardized people’s health, their welfare, and create conditions for a financial collapse that will be felt for generations.
Quarantining and lockdowns are not about mitigating a virus, they are about coercion. How to control and create a dependent society without force or violence. The “passive coercion” being perpetrated upon us is scary and should not be underestimated. However, human freedom has always been the best path to responding to life’s risks, including this virus. Why the change?
There once was a popular bumper sticker proudly displayed by many liberal “boomers” that read “Question Everything.” What happened to that spirit? The lockdown has no precedent, it is not based on science. There is no proven relationship between lockdowns and virus control. The burden of proof belongs to the “lockdown” scientist that overthrew 100 years of public-health wisdom and replaced it with an untested, top-down imposition on freedom and human rights.
A virus will not be intimidated and frightened by credentials, edicts, speeches, and computer-generated forecasts but humans are. The fact is that intelligence and medical therapeutics fare much better than fear, panic, and coercion. A virus is going to do as viruses do, same as always in the history of infectious disease.
Let’s recapture the wisdom and freedom of the past to deal intelligently with viruses in the future, “Question Everything!”
*Twentieth-century’s most acclaimed disease eradicator, credited with ridding the world of smallpox.