Less than .0003% of humans on planet Earth have died from Covid-19, based on questionable statistics.
And more than 99.0007% have not…
But some are calling for everyone to wear masks, give up libraries, forget schools, stop political meetings, shut down elections and bankrupt small businesses while we continue dozens of expanding wars costing trillions, killing millions bankrupting the nation and crippling the planet. Mainstream media claims this is about “healthcare.”
This is nonsense. America has the most expensive and least effective health care among developed nations. The USA is dead last. This has been true for years and has NOTHING to do with Covid-19.
The Covid-19 virus is real, but less dangerous than thugs beating up demonstrators complaining about police murdering citizens. The virus is less dangerous than a half dozen other causes of human deaths. Forced masking and beating up and or arresting healthy people who refuse to wear unnecessary masks is fascism, writ large.
Those who work with Covid-19 patients, people visiting a hospital or persons who live in areas of known risk should wear a mask. But most healthy people, most of the time, do not need to wear masks. Mainstream media mendacity should not determine whether or not anyone wears a mask.
Masks are only necessary in areas where transmission of colds, the flu or Covid-19 are known to be high.
I am a former teacher, have eleven nieces and nephews, and am horrified by what they are doing to the children. I hope doctors, scientists and concerned parents can convince school boards and principals to allow parents, teachers and children to learn without political intervention.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul,” Nelson Mandela famously said, “than the way in which it treats its children.” By that standard, our society now has the soul of an abusive parent. The pandemic has turned American adults, or at least the ones who make the rules, into selfish neurotics who have been punishing innocent children for over a year—and still can’t restrain themselves.
When the pandemic began, the lack of knowledge about Covid-19 justified this behavior. That excuse has vanished. It became clear long ago that the virus is less dangerous to children than the flu, and that keeping schools open poses minimal risk of spreading infections. Yet despite this evidence—and despite the widespread availability of vaccines to teachers and other adults—many schools have yet to reopen full-time, and others are still making students as miserable as possible.”
…So far, adult fearmongering has probably fooled most children into believing that school closures, social distancing, and masks are necessary precautions. But eventually, when the hysteria abets and the facts emerge, they will realize that their year of studying miserably served no more rational purpose than our ancestors’ child sacrifices to the gods. As Oscar Wilde said, “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” This generation will have much to forgive.”
John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal, a contributing science columnist for the New York Times