This trauma porn has to stop
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Another good one from COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink:. From §3.2 - in Canada, COVID-19 was the cause of 5.96% of estimated deaths over the first 6 months of 2020, again meaning >94% of deaths are not a focus of our attention, and not being reported daily in the press as are COVID-19 deaths.
Maybe the best line in the whole paper: "there is no exit from the pandemic; there is only an exit from the response to it"
A war effort analogy is apt, with the “unquestioning presumption that the cause is right, that the fight will be won, that naysayers and non-combatants [e.g., not wearing a mask] are basically traitors, and that there are technical solutions [e.g., vaccine and drugs] that will quickly overcome any apparent problem or collateral damage.
More from §1.2 - There was talk of “acting together against a common threat”, “about seeming to reduce risks of infection and deaths from this one particular disease, to the exclusion of all other health risks or other life concerns”...
Great paper by Canadian doctor Ari R Joffe, who was PRO lockdown at the onset of the “pandemic”, but now asks his peers to rethink the lockdown groupthink. If nothing else, read section 1 for a good synopsis of the origins of the lockdown.
From §1.2 - Social media spread a growing sense of panic. Popular media focused on absolute numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths independent of context, with a “sheer one-sided focus” on preventing infection.
@admin have you guys heard of Robert Lanza or the Theory of Biocentrism? Might be of interest.
SoCal native, hoping to find a way out of The Peoples Republic of California some day
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