Changing the Narrative on Covid 19

Three distinguished epidemiologists/scientists recently wrote the Great Barrington Declaration , which calls for a more holistic Covid 19 policy approach that recognizes both the devastating economic/health/mental/effects of continued lockdown policies and the disservice we are doing to those most vulnerable to Covid 19, by not throwing the brunt of protection efforts towards them.

Keeping life turned upside down to fight a virus who most people have a better than 99% chance of surviving is just not sustainable, nor compassionate, nor sane. The document (as of today) been signed by 20,000 medical practitioners and scientists and almost 170,000 of the general public. Add your name to it as well if you feel so inclined here and please share their link with your social network.

From the document:

“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.

Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.

Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.

As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity – i.e. the point at which the rate of new infections is stable – and that this can be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity.

The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.”

Yes, yes and yes, I could not agree more.  Watch this 30 minute video below for the nitty gritty on who the GBD authors are and how they’ve come to their conclusions.

Now if only Google, YouTube and Facebook would stop their 22 year old fact checkers from censoring such views, the country would be in a much better place as far as reigning in petty control freak governors on extended coronavirus power trips.

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11 Responses to Changing the Narrative on Covid 19

  1. Wow. Thanks so much for sharing this. It confirms what so many of us have suspected but with scientific authority. Let’s follow the science.

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    • Tricia says:

      Yes indeed Michael. At the very least the discussion needs to be brought in to the mainstream. I’ve read or watched many doctors and scientists who have been saying the same thing for quite some time but who have been censored by big tech. This I believe is more dangerous than the virus.

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  2. Reblogged this on The Culture Alternative and commented:
    Check this out for some holistic scientific thoughts on the battle with COVID-19.

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  3. Bruce Cooper says:

    You might also want to check out some of the criticism that has been raised on this declaration including the reference links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrington_Declaration

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    • Tricia says:

      The main complaint I saw was that it was associated with a Koch industry think tank. Personally to me that’s a positive as I am very sympathetic to the Libertarian viewpoint. There was also mention of how they are verifying the occupations of who was signed but they have the listings of prominent names on the pledge page so I would assume this could easily verified.

      Regardless the points made in their piece are very much mainstream and scientific based as pertains to virology, at least they were pre covid. I’m hoping their declaration helps bring these views back in to normal discussions.

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  4. The conspiracy part of me is that this is all so calculated.
    The rational part of me is that is is all so irrational.
    The Christian part of me is that I am not afraid and will not live my life in fear.
    Great reporting Tricia!

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  5. Good post, Tricia!

    Our goal as humans is often to get bigger, badder, stronger, and to dominate the planet, right? A virus is not a human at all, it has only one goal, to reproduce and spread itself. It’s not trying to kill us all off, it fact they usually weaken as they move through the population. A virus just wants to move through the population and obviously if everyone is sick and dying they are not spreading it around effectively. That’s kind of a corny explanation, but it’s the truth. Viruses always weaken and the human immune system always adapts and gets stronger. This is true of every plague we’ve faced as people over millenia, and this isn’t even a very scary “plague.”

    Far scarier are the opportunists or swamp creatures trying to exploit fear for their own purposes so they can redesign society in their image. We as people (and some government leaders) need to stop cooperating because this has not been about public and health and safety at all.

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    • Tricia says:

      You are so right IB. I remember awhile back you did a post about the how government overreach in states like ours will not only not go away no matter what happens with the virus, but they will continue to get worse until we say STOP! You were spot on with that!

      Unfortunately too much of the population has bought in to the fear narrative and they cannot comprehend even attempting normalcy until a vaccine happens. That is absolute madness and politicians that push this narrative should face jail time.

      What are people going to do when a vaccine doesn’t arrive? Or if it does when they realize that they are not effective for many groups of people, especially vulnerable ones who can’ take them because of conditions that make Covid such a threat to them?

      There are some scary, dark forces behind this and we must do our best to combat them.

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