I have suspected from the very beginning of the pandemic that SARS-COV-2 is a biological weapon. Can’t prove it, don’t know it, and won’t say it, but the suspicion stays with me.
The strangest thing about the response to the pandemic has been our retreat from established epidemiology. For example, we used to quarantine the sick and let everyone else go about their business. This was known to be effective for the development of non-pharmaceutical herd immunity. Now we try to quarantine everybody and don’t want to let anyone escape until they have been “jabbed.”
We want children to wear masks and be vaccinated (both!) despite knowing their risk of being harmed by the virus is all but non-existent. This is a missed opportunity to raise a whole generation of naturally Covid-resistant adults.
Public health officials, politicians and media figures who compared Covid-19 to the common cold or influenza were widely and abusively criticized, but they were correct. Shame on the critics.
That Covid-19 affects different demographic cohorts differently is one of its most ignored characteristics.
Lots of people seem to understand that the Covid vaccines are a little less than 100% safe and effective, but they underestimate the significance. This is the same problem as overestimating the dangers of the disease.
People say the Covid vaccines are imperfect but effective and should be taken. Prophylactics like Ivermectin and Hydoxychloroquine are also imperfect but effective. Should they not be taken?
Economists often talk about “externalities,” meaning costs created by Agent A but borne by Agent B. It will never make sense to me to think of sick or vulnerable people as Agents A.
The Delta variant signals the possibility that Covid-19 may become endemic but harmless.
Reported high infection rates among the vaccinated, if verified, signal the possibility of Antibody-dependent Enhancement (ADE). It has long been theorized that ADE might occur with the Covid vaccines since it had been observed in other coronavirus vaccines that were not approved for public use for this very reason. This potential issue is a good example of the time lag between hypothesis and discovery.
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the public to use a drug before it is fully vetted. A rigorous vetting process is supposed to continue throughout the EUA period, but I have seen little media reporting on how well the EUA vetting protocols are being performed with the Covid vaccines. Do journalists even know that the EUA vetting protocols exist?
One can say all kinds of ugly things about the vaccine hesitant, but it makes perfect sense to be hesitant about injections.
That Covid-19 is a vascular disease that begins as a respiratory infection should be more widely appreciated. My medical opinion is that vascular diseases are nasty boogers.