The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Wuhan CoV-19

Plague in an Ancient City

Almost everything we have been told about this Chinese virus is being revealed as a lie.

We Need to be More Careful, and to Have More Humility:

Humility about CoV models

To get an idea of how serious the COVID measurement problems are, one need only look to the two medical experts most commonly appearing on our TV screens. Dr. Anthony Fauci recently testified his belief that its death toll is “almost certainly higher” than reported, because “there may have been people who died at home who did have COVID, who were not counted as COVID because they never really got to the hospital.” In contrast, the Washington Post recently reported that Deborah Birx believes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) accounting system is double counting some cases, boosting case and mortality measurements “by as much as 25 percent.” And what could be a clearer statement of the measurement problems than Birx’s assertion that “there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust”?

Humility about CoV testing

A shocking look into “why everything you think you know about this virus is wrong.”

Humility about benefits from lockdowns

… the lockdown did not in fact do what it was supposed to do, which is to say, meaningfully impede transmission of the virus. In fact, data both from states like Georgia and from abroad suggests that the lifting of lockdowns is positively correlated with a decrease in rates of infection. This could be because lockdowns are inherently ineffective at slowing down a disease whose spread appears to be largely intrafamilial and nosocomial.

Humility about how easily we can be driven into a fearful panic

“To tell people not to be afraid is to give them advice that they cannot take,” Higgs wrote. “Our evolved physiological makeup disposes us to fear all sorts of actual and potential threats, even those that exist only in our imagination. The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature. They exploit it, and they cultivate it.” Rulers instinctively heed Machiavelli’s advice: “It is much safer to be feared than loved”—a sixteenth-century formulation of the negativity effect.

Humility about how it spreads

“The consistent pattern is that the most common number is zero. Most people do not transmit.”

The fatality rates were much lower than we had been told

Most people are more likely to wind up six feet under because of almost anything else under the sun other than COVID-19.

Humility about our understanding of the immune response to CoV

Humility about the fearsome unintended consequences of draconian public health interventions

“While we contain the virus, are we increasing the risk for suicide and drug overdose? Are we creating a future of substance use and addiction for millions of additional Americans?” she asked. “And if we are doing those things, why have we decided collectively that this is okay?”

Humility about our overly risk-averse culture

Humility about the deadly hazards of lockdowns

By late March, more people had died in just one Tennessee county from suicide than had died in the entire state directly from the virus.

A study published in early May suggested that the coronavirus could lead to at least 75,000 deaths directly brought on by anxiety from the virus, job losses, and addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Another study conducted by Just Facts around the same time computed a broad array of scientific data showing that stress is one of the deadliest health hazards in the world and estimated that the coronavirus lockdowns will destroy 7 times as many years of human life than strict lockdowns can save.

Humility about the possible origins of the virus

… public and private researchers have said it is impossible to dismiss the possibility of an accidental leak from the Wuhan laboratory of what became the COVID-19 strain.

The spy agencies are studying emerging information and intelligence “to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals, or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan,” the ODNI said in an unusual public statement.

Humility over our understanding of who is in charge and what they want

The European lockdown experiment yields its results

Japan succeeded without lockdowns and without mass testing

US CDC changes its tune

Everything you think you know, just ain’t so. And in this case, the lies you tell yourself may kill you or someone you love.

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