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“The deaths that we saw, I’m afraid, were medical malpractice at best and murder at worst.”

The quote in my headline today comes not from some wild-eyed partisan quack who wears a tin-foiled hat and sees comspiraces behind every corner. Instead, it is the considered and educated conclusion of Mike Yeadon, former Pfizer chief scientific officer of allergy and respiratory. His comments sum up the entire Wuhan panic quite concisely, and provide an excellent foundation to today’s essay listing the recent research into that panic and the disaster it caused worldwide. As Yeadon added,

“They lied to us about absolutely everything,” he said. “They lied to us about the magnitude of the public health emergency which never existed. They lied to us about the necessity of having measures like lockdowns, mass testing, social distancing, masks and it goes on and on.”

Nothing Yeadon says contradicts anything that any reasonable and cool-headed individual might have concluded, from day one of the panic. However, the advice of reasonable and cool-headed individuals was the last thing wanted from most governments and health officials worldwide. Nor was most of the general public interested either. Instead, fear ruled, and that fear was then used by a lot of corrupt power-hungry officials to garner more power for themselves, all to the detriment of everyone else.

Nor am I speaking out of turn. I have spent the last three years documenting the foolishness, the failure, and the downright ugliness of the COVID response. Today is simply another update covering the last two months. And sadly, the new data simply reinforces again and again what Yeadon says.

swimming while masked
Click for full video of many more examples
of absurd mask-wearing.

Masks

Surprise! They don’t work! Of course, this isn’t a surprise, as research for the past hundred years has shown repeatedly that masks do nothing to stop the transmission of respiratory illnesses. Moreover, that research had shown for decades that masks were also unhealthy, that even if used with exact correctness (something difficult to do) they restricted breathing and were a bad idea for people with lung or heart issues. And if the masks were used improperly (as shown in the WHO graphic here and which is what everyone did improperly during the panic) they became unsanitary carriers of pathogens in the very place you breathed.

New research — required because so many health officials were ignorant of that past research — has now confirmed that past research. Some examples:

What makes these conclusions even more infuriating is how politics frequently interfered with their distribution. For example, publication of the Cochrane study above was held up for seven months, apparently because the publishers feared the violent reaction of the goons and thugs who now control scientific research. These goons do not like to see results published that they disagree with, and do some ugly things to destroy anyone who dares to do so.

Yet, none of these results are any different than the research from decades earlier, which found that masks don’t work, they never worked, and they restrict oxygen supply while increasing the unhealthy exposure to carbon dioxide, even as they expose the wearer to a higher level of pathogens easily captured because of their normal unsanitary use.

Has this new data made a difference? Maybe so. It is unlikely any government will be successful in the future in imposing a mask mandate. I guarantee however that these facts will do nothing to change the irrational and fear-driven actions of the people in this video, captured during the past three years. Maybe the stupidest was the woman rowing by herself in the ocean, wearing a mask.

Sudden collapse
One of many sudden collapses after getting the jab. Click for full video.

The COVID jab

These experimental drugs were forced on millions, when the data beforehand strongly suggested they wouldn’t work, and carried health risks. We now know without doubt that they didn’t work, and have killed thousands and thousands of young people.

While the Swiss government has reviewed this data and abandoned use of the COVID jab, most other governments have refused to admit error. Thus, it is not surprising that parents in places like New York have become skeptical of all vaccines, even those that work. By advocating the use of bad drugs, governments, health officials, and the mainstream press have discredited the use of good drugs. Congratulations!

The continuing intellectual dishonesty of our so-called “elites”

When China finally ended its zero COVID policy near the end of 2022 — because it wasn’t working and was completely irrational — the journal Science immediately pushed a new study from Nature claiming that decision was going to cause “a tsunami of COVID-19 cases” in the next six months, “with 112 million symptomatic cases, 2.7 million intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and 1.6 million deaths.”

It is now six months later, and none of this “tsunami” has happened. Though China clearly acts to repress the publication of bad news, if such horrible numbers had occurred it would have been impossible to hide it.

Like all the discredited models pushed by the major journals Science and Nature in 2020 that predicted millions of COVID deaths in the west if we didn’t social distance, lockdown, and wear masks — and were utterly wrong — Science and Nature cried wolf again in 2022, and were wrong again.

As I say, it is no wonder parents in New York are now abandoning all vaccines. They have concluded that these dishonest scientists have cried wolf too often.

This distrust is further fueled by the irrational effort by these authorities to discredit data we have known for decades that does work. For example, why did the authorities discount natural immunity during the panic, when it was always obvious that it worked best in protecting one from further infection or infecting others?

Why did health authorities act to actually discourage regular exercise by closing gyms, playgrounds, parks, skateboard parks, and other avenues of activity, when studies for decades as well as recently show exercise strengthens the immune system, making it easier for the body to fight the disease?

As one medical student, Kevin Bass, recently wrote in Newsweek, “It’s time for the scientific community to admit we were wrong about COVID and it cost lives.”

The modern basis of medical research in the dark age
Continuing health policy following the Wuhan panic

Bass is of course right. Unfortunately, he is the exception, not the rule. The entire authoritarian ruling edifice of our society continues to refuse to admit its errors. It still thinks the emperor is wearing clothes, and rather than recognize the truth it has instead often turned on that honest child, attempting to silence him by any means necessary for daring to state the obvious.

Why else is the federal government now attempting to track those who have not gotten the jab? Such people are the equivalent of the little boy who cried “The emperor is wearing no clothes!” They didn’t buy into the orders and demands of the authorities. Methods must be found to identify them should it be necessary to silence them, as well.

Until those who panicked over COVID admit that they had panicked and take action to make amends to those they harmed in that panic, things can only get worse. Distrust will grow, and it will be increasingly difficult to publish honest research. Instead, factions will rise up to squelch countering opinions and conclusions. Politics will take over science, and the truth will die.

We are approaching a precipice. We can still step away, but it will taken humility from a lot of people who have shown no willingness to show humility.

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13 comments

  • “Maybe the stupidest was the woman rowing by herself in the ocean, wearing a mask.”

    That is stupid, and even more irrational than wearing a mask by yourself, in the car. I have never been able to figure that one out. Are you protecting yourself from . . . yourself?

    During the scamdemic [not my word, but I like it], I noted which businesses, including a national supermarket chain, refused to enforce, and which ones were a little bit too enthusiastic. Now, I take my custom to those businesses that made an attempt at rationality, even if it is out my way.

    Proud to be a jab-free American Infidel.

  • Mike C

    The C19 exaggeration caused a gash in the fabric of society. The masked/jabbed vs the natural immunity people. Many of us saw the breakup of family and friends because we chose to allow our bodys to fight the flue. We didn’t allow fear and media spin to rule our lives. I wonder how many people will apologize for the disruption to our lives? I’m guessing none.

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “Yet, none of these results are any different than the research from decades earlier, which found that masks don’t work, they never worked, and they restrict oxygen supply while increasing the unhealthy exposure to carbon dioxide, even as they expose the wearer to a higher level of pathogens easily captured because of their normal unsanitary use.

    It is worse than that. Studies over the decades have not been able to confirm that surgical masks even perform their primary function: reduce post-surgical infections — and they do not prevent them, there are still far too many cases of post-surgical infections. Although there are more studies that show fewer post-surgical infections, none of them has been statistically significant, and a couple of studies have shown an increase in post-surgical infections — again, not statistically significant. These are the masks being used by the professionals, who make sure that they are kept sterile and sanitary.

    Just imagine the havoc if we had huge numbers of amateurs pretend to correctly use masks — or worse use them every day for hours and hours after storing them in their unsanitary purses or pockets.

    It still thinks the emperor is wearing clothes, and rather than recognize the truth it has instead often turned on that honest child, attempting to silence him by any means necessary for daring to state the obvious.

    This rejection by the rest of society is why the adults in the story were so willing to go along with the obviously bogus claim that the shivering emperor had clothes. This story has been told for many generations just so that when something like Wuhan flu came along, we would already have learned the lesson and would reject the bogus claims by our authorities. Instead, fear of rejection, losing jobs, being spurned or shunned by clubs and associations, or losing friends has prevented all too many people from admitting the painfully obvious and going along with the fearful leaders and their hand-picked “experts.” Our forefathers had prepared us for this moment, and we flubbed it.

    A great majority failed to learn the story’s lesson and went along with the authorities and the rest of the crowd. No one listened to the realists and even rejected them in terrible and terrifying ways. It was viscous and ugly.

    Then again, our governing ruling body has also failed to learn the lesson of the boy who cried wolf.

    While the Swiss government has reviewed this data and abandoned use of the COVID jab, most other governments have refused to admit error. Thus, it is not surprising that parents in places like New York have become skeptical of all vaccines, even those that work. By advocating the use of bad drugs, governments, health officials, and the mainstream press have discredited the use of good drugs.

    What has happened is that the adults who were too fearful to announce that the emperor had no clothes have heard too many times that the Wuhan flu shots will do what they obviously have failed to do. They do not prevent infection and may even promote infection, and they do nothing to prevent the spread of Wuhan flu, and people know it even though they are obeying the stupid directives and mandates imposed by the “emperor” and his minions. The authorities continue to call “jab, jab!” Most people no longer pay attention.

    Instead, factions will rise up to squelch countering opinions and conclusions.

    What do we call people who are intolerant of other people’s opinions?
    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bigot

    Politics will take over science, and the truth will die.

    What do we call science that supports political will rather than learning how the universe truly works? We call it Lysenkoism. Leading to medical malpractice, which is being accepted by the public, unfortunately.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism

    In time, the term has come to be identified as any deliberate distortion of scientific facts or theories for purposes that are deemed politically or socially desirable.

    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/todays-blacklisted-american-long-time-scholar-banned-for-questioning-gender-fluidity/

    Such idiocy would not have mattered except that Lysenko became a favorite of Stalin and his communist government and was given by them dictatorial powers. Not only did Lysenko and the Soviet government forbid any opposition — arresting and destroying any scientist who dissented — Lysenko used his powers to force his agricultural ideas on the nation. The result: millions died from famine.

  • Trent Castanaveras

    Well said by all.

    Just piling on with a 2010 study:

    https://pubs.asahq.org/anesthesiology/article/113/6/1447/9572/Is-Routine-Use-of-a-Face-Mask-Necessary-in-the

    The professionals have recognized this for decades. Mask use in the operating theater is now synonomous with virtue signaling, a moronic idea at the best of times.

  • michael savell

    What is the point of these writings,People in general just do not want to know because they will accept anything a health professional tells them.As quite a few people know,solely writing that the vaccinations were not much use is understating by miles,deliberately leaving out the major part of the story which was all of criminal intent which has led to a possible ww3 ,institutions who wish to change nature and
    the complete reformation of humanity which directly affects christian belief.Not one of these people who have deliberately killed others has even been questioned by the correct authorities and are able to regroup as we procrastinate.I guess you get what you ask for but all this
    has been hollered about for the last 3 years and some real health people have broken down in tears–what’s new about it?

  • Milt

    Edward, in particular, is spot on, but there is another way to look at all of this. As others have observed, the left’s response to the COVID debacle was centered on effectively using — if not actually creating — this event to consolidate their power and control over all of the institutions of American life. Including, not incidentally, churches and the free practice of religion.

    Moreover, for the radical left / affluent suburban white liberals, “fighting COVID” quickly became a kind of religion unto itself, complete with its High Priest, sacraments (such as face masks, school closings, and lock-downs), and its wine and communion Host, the Sacred Jab. In this instance, the performance of the masking ritual also served to distinguish between the faithful sheep and the infidel goats, identifying all those unfaithful Americans who needed to be cast into the pit. In this sense, it was never about “the science,” but how a caricature of science might best be deployed in the furtherance of a totalitarian state religion.

    To anyone who has listened to NPR over the last several years, the unctuous, reverential voice in which COVID has always been addressed — speaking in the hushed tones of the church sanctuary — is a dead giveaway as to how the left understands this phenomenon and how they have used it for their own ends. And, no, despite all of the emerging scientific data — yet more “disinformation” — they have wavered not a jot nor a title from their belief. Yesterday, in fact, I heard a PSA (public service announcement) on a “conservative” radio station once again urging older people like myself to get the Holy Vax.

    COVID without end. Amen.

  • What is the point of these writings,People in general just do not want to know because they will accept anything a health professional tells them.

    Moving people from the passive acceptance they have been conditioned all their lives to extend on the basis of broad-brushed surface characteristics – credentials, presentation, fame, presentation – to exercising their own, informed decision-making authority and preventing others from lording it over them, is one point of these pointed writings.

    And not just in this area.

  • Milt, they wanted to “beat COVID”, with their catechism, then turn around and say to us, “now you should listen and SUBMIT to our victorious Pedestaled Elite on all other matters.”

    The idea that individuals might have better insights that are not visible from those pedestals is as alien to them as Vulcans … though they seem to have a little. familiarity with Thanos and his certitude.

  • Denise Amundson

    I have been threading on Twitter and reading the most ridiculous things. One thing I was sure of: I was not going to get a shot, if only to attempt to show my son who has an aortic stenosis not to do it.
    Sadly, I have more proof that no one should have. 2 friends are dead from Aortic dissection/aneurysm. My 79 yo mother (who had her 2 and no more) and has never had high blood pressure is now taking 2 meds! She had a headache and checked her BP because of being a CNA for years. 175/90. She was always a 95/60 gal. My daughter had 2 miscarriages. My SIL is suddenly experiencing all kinds of nerve pain in her arm.
    They lied about all of it and had I not been in the Army working in research lab and keeping up with all of it over the years, I might have been a victim, too. Never again will I trust any lettered agency or doctor who still wears a mask, or tells me my natural immunity isn’t enough. Never.
    My family and I did chose not to break from our normal. And I put up with a lot of crap from others for standing against it. Today, when anything goes wrong with a formerly healthy but jabbed people, my brain only goes one way. I will not take another shot in my life, unless I am terminal. I participated in a vaccine survey of Steve Kirsch’s in regard to autism. None of my kids were affected by autism. The two oldest have the least of all. The younger two do have Hep B and Varicella. They have all traveled overseas so, they have different numbers of shots. I will discuss with my kids what they should do about that…and future grands. No more anything for me. Natural or bust. When my number comes up, that’s it.

    I will not stop questioning. I will call out liars. Every. time. And if they choose willful blindness? I will walk away.

    I want to sing that song by Neil Young. “I’ve seen the needle and the damage done…a little part of it in everyone….but every junkie’s like the setting sun…”

  • Edward

    Michael savell wrote: “What is the point of these writings,People in general just do not want to know because they will accept anything a health professional tells them.

    Not everyone accepts anything the health professionals tell them. As Robert noted, there are many people who no longer accept any vaccines anymore. Our healthcare community has lost its credibility among too large of a portion of our population. This is a problem, because if we cannot trust our doctors, who can we trust?

    Denise Amundson‘s comment is an example.
    ______________

    Milt wrote: “As others have observed, the left’s response to the COVID debacle was centered on effectively using — if not actually creating — this event to consolidate their power and control over all of the institutions of American life. Including, not incidentally, churches and the free practice of religion.

    This comes from the Obama Doctrine: Don’t let a crisis go to waste.

  • Max

    Thanks for compiling all of these articles.

    Fauci says; their will be a new and improved vaccine on the market in September. He was on NPR‘s science Friday last week. (look it up for the latest Fauci lies)

    Biden nominated a new NIH leader… With connections to Pfizer. Does it surprise you?

    Another public private partnership, who can you trust?

  • Max

    An article a couple years old now, revealing that emergency authorization wasn’t just for the Covid vaccine/genetic manipulation. 600 other drugs were given emergency use authorization, to experiment on people.

    “After 600 emergency use authorizations for COVID, experts worry the FDA has gone too far”

    https://fortune.com/2021/06/07/covid-emergency-use-authorizations-fda-euas-therapies-drugs-medicines-pandemic/

    And you was probably wondering why you see so many commercials for drugs you never heard of? Want to be part of an experiment? Just sign this release form… (so they don’t have to pay for animal experiments)

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