Here is my set of positions on Covid-19:
The Covid-19 illness originates from a real, highly communicable, and dangerous virus (SARS-CoV-2 2019); deadly primarily to our beloved fellow citizens over the age of 65 and those bearing specific medical vulnerabilities. Covid is not a hoax. It is a grave societal/pandemic concern. All my analysis and commentary has reinforced this concern from the very start. This danger mandates action on all our parts.
If you are at high risk (Age 65+ and a significant co-morbidity), you should get the vaccine, despite its risks. If you are healthy and younger in age, I cannot make that decision for you but I would err toward longer-term precaution, all things being equal. Just be warned that the vaccine bears its own set of adverse events (some severe or even deadly), while as well – a waning in its efficacy is clearly showing in the data, especially as it regards ‘Omicron’ variants. Should you choose the vaccination route, be aware that you will need the booster and beyond, no doubt. Each shot, and added shot, serves to increase your adverse event risk, so weight the risk balance against Covid carefully.
[Feb 2023 Note: I now see that this balanced vaccination perspective on my part was mistaken. Eight of the older members of our family who took the vaccine, have suffered enormously, gotten cancer, have extreme blood clotting/sequelae, and/or have died in 2023 alone.
The sheer magnitude of Excess Non-Covid Natural Cause Mortality, currently at around 550,000 citizens,1 has cast significant doubt as to the safety of the mRNA vaccines. The short term therapeutic effect identified by the CDC against hospitalization from the Delta variant (this did not show in the death numbers curiously), has been more than offset by excess death and a scientifically validated 2.6 times greater likelihood of the vaccinated getting multiple Covid infections into the future.]
Beware of those who insist that there is no need to research or apply treatments for Covid, ‘because we have a vaccine’ or ‘because we control it through lockdown’. This is a human rights crime, and those who apply authority by means of such logic should be dismissed from their medical or governmental position once the crisis is endemic. Treatment is the first duty of medicine, and an appeal to ignorance fallacy regarding supposed the absence of treatments has merely served to cause harm.2
I advocated for a limited sequestration when knowledge level was low, Covid was escalating very fast, hospitals were overfull, and infection case fatality rate was uncertain early on (reported in the data we received as being ~3 to 4%). I advocate for the wearing of N95 masks (I am not and have never been ‘anti-mask’ – I have designed labs and clean rooms in my past, I am a pro-mask designer and planner, and am a mask advocate for Covid as well), social distancing, hygiene/cleanliness, modified HVAC and sewage/manure exposures, limited large gatherings and other NPIs as would help limit a peak surge of Covid-19 cases. These actions will have limited effect on its eventual spread and seroprevalence however, so they should be only temporary. Our best course of action short of a safe and effective vaccine if such can be had, is a level of herd immunity inside the 20% of our population who are connectors (most mobile and transaction-bearing citizens). Beyond this I have not made and do not make forecasts on what Covid will do as a virus. It remains a threat to our public health.
Once knowledge-level grew (CDC agreed with my iCFR estimate of 0.26%, flu being 0.06 to 0.14%) and smarter actions on our part could be outlined, certain politically-motivated parties along with the Federation of State Medical Boards blocked and obfuscated effective Covid preventions, treatments and other mitigating modalities for months, or made similar hasty panic-fueled bad decisions on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens. Several of our family members almost died because of lack of access to fibrinolytic/blood thinning and pneumonia treatments before having to go to the emergency room.
This cruel and inhumane over-reach in authority was enacted to preserve the vaccine Emergency Use Authorization, which could not stand up if treatments were available and in use.3
Thus, these agencies murdered US Citizens solely in order to obtain profit from their vaccine promoting corporations – and will go down in history as some of the most evil of humanity on record, along with the likes of Stalin, Mao Zedong, Josef Mengele, and the Khmer Rouge.
As of May 2023, up to 920,000 of our citizens have died solely because of denial of treatment and this death-camp styled experimental malice (see Exhibit A). Moreover, these parties felt they could exploit misinformation, flawed testing processes, case-rate exaggeration, timeframe of reporting, underlying cause of death logical confusion, media messaging, and social coercion to impart panic and despair around Covid-19 into our at-risk constituency. Another 150,000 citizens (see Exhibit B) then died from iatrogenic gain boost, despair, and disruption from this purposed societal over-reaction. All this to enact political/economic power and quickly-altered 2020 election processes in 40 US States, all to their non-transparent favor.
These no-income-risk parties used their new-found political power to harm their at-income-risk political enemies under the guise of virtue, and did so with abandon and glee. Irrational business lockdowns were mandated/promoted without scientific backing, and continued well after studies demonstrated clearly their inefficacy. Small to medium private businesses were decimated, while globalist, oligarch, offshore-asset, socialist businesses were favored. 36 million Americans were left unemployed, and half of American private and small to medium businesses were irrevocably harmed or bankrupted. Eventually, anywhere from 2 to 5 million citizens or more (currently at 1.07 million, in Exhibit C below) will be killed by these actions of malicious intent, causing the death toll from deception/coercion/mistreatment alone to far exceed the count of those who were killed from Covid-19 itself (~340,000, see Exhibit A).
This constituted a human rights crime of historically unprecedented method and magnitude. These actions constituted high crimes of terror and oppression, under U.S. Code § Section 2331, Title 18 and 18 U.S. Code § 35, as well as Johnson vs. Monsanto CGC-16-550128. The parties harmed in this process should be awarded class action and oppression restitution from the perpetrators including media, universities, their foundations/syndicates and the involved misrepresenting agencies.
The Ethical Skeptic, “My Take on Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (2019)”; The Ethical Skeptic, WordPress, 9 Aug 2020; Web, https://theethicalskeptic.com/2020/08/09/my-take-on-covid/
- The Ethical Skeptic, “Houston, We Have a Problem (Part 1 of 3)”; The Ethical Skeptic, WordPress, 20 Aug 2022; Web, https://theethicalskeptic.com/?p=67865
- Robert H. Schmerling, PhD; Harvard Health Blog: First, do no harm; June 22, 2020; https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/first-do-no-harm-201510138421
- The Ethical Skeptic, “Denial of Early Covid-19 Treatment – A Crime Against Humanity”; The Ethical Skeptic, WordPress, 30 Dec 2021; Web, https://theethicalskeptic.com/?p=59250