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COVID PANIC PORN IS EVERYWHERE PART 1

7/13/21

So I’m sure you’re a lot like me and you spend your days surfing the interwebs looking for all things COVID and specifically the SCIENCE AND DATA and PANIC PORN associated with said “novel” coronavirus. No? Just me? OK, let’s move on then. The pursuit of PANIC PORN is really like shooting fish in a barrel – you can’t miss, it’s everywhere. But most of it is presented in a way so insidious that the average person doesn’t detect it. They read or hear a story presented by some “news” outlet about what some “expert” says and they just sort of internalize it as truth. The problem is, almost all of the time, this “news” is anything but the truth. I believe that if more people consumed media about COVID with a more critical, discerning mind, a lot more people would be a lot less scared by what they believe they “know” about COVID. I’ll try to post these “quick hits” from time to time and make them easier to consume and understand, so let’s take a look and do a little dissecting…

First up is this piece published today by our friends at CNN (caps always mine for emphasis):

“Tennessee's vaccine manager fired over vaccinating kids against Covid”

The particulars and politics are not important but the main message of the piece is “Get yourself and your kids vaccinated!”

Some quotes:

“…she is AFRAID for the people of her state -- which is already lagging in vaccination against the virus…The people of Tennessee are going to PAY A PRICE."

“…MINORS ages 14-17 years are able to receive medical care in Tennessee without parental consent.”

“‘Each of us should be waking up every morning with one question on our minds: What can I do to protect the people of Tennessee against COVID-19?’ she wrote. ‘Instead, our leaders are putting barriers in place to ensure the people of Tennessee remain at-risk, even with the Delta variant BEARING DOWN UPON US.’”

“‘We are not permitted to do what is right and EVIDENCED BASED and what is recommended by CDC and other national EXPERTS on how to manage this pandemic. As a result, our case counts are going up. We only have 38% of Tennessee residents vaccinated, and Delta IS COMING OVER from our border states in Arkansas and Missouri.’”

“‘Now, the state has stopped all vaccine outreach regarding CHILDREN. This is a FAILURE of public health to PROTECT the people of Tennessee and that is what is REPREHENSIBLE,’ she wrote.”

"Specifically, it was my job to provide EVIDENCE-BASED education and vaccine access so that Tennesseans could protect themselves against COVID-19. I have now been terminated for doing exactly that."

“Earlier Monday, three health policy EXPERTS published a COMMENTARY in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics arguing that teens should be allowed to DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES whether to get vaccinated…'Children and adolescents have the capacity to understand and reason about LOW RISK AND HIGH-BENEFIT health care interventions...In the context of vaccination, some older minors may possess a more ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING of the RISKS AND BENEFITS of a vaccine than their hesitant guardians.’”

So again the point of this piece is to whip up hysteria that kids should be vaccinated, even if it means doing it behind their parents’ (no, not parents…guardians) backs as these children may “possess a more accurate understanding” of the benefits of the vaccine than their stupid, selfish, science-denying, grandma-killing parents (no, not parents…guardians). How would that be, by the way? How, exactly, would a 15 year old have a more “ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING” than their parents (no, not parents…guardians) about vaccines? And where exactly is the data to support the “COMMENTARY” of the “health policy EXPERTS” to proffer such a position? We don’t trust 15 year olds with driver’s licenses or the choice to smoke cigarettes or to join the army or to vote, but a brand new, never-before-used vaccine with unknowable long term effects – THAT we can trust them with. Sounds about right. And of course the evil Delta variant is “BEARING DOWN” AND “COMING OVER” like the Blob in a bad 1950’s horror movie. I have already shown you three different times the complete nonsense that is the Delta variant, but let’s take a look now at the data which would inform the “evidenced-based education” about the “low risk and high benefit” of the vaccine for kids.

As of today, according to CDC data (not data from “Vaccine-Deniers of America) some 19 months into this pandemic which was going to kill everyone, the number of children in America ages 0-17 who have officially died from “All Deaths involving COVID-19” is 331. That’s a risk of death from COVID for young people of about 0.0004% (four ten-thousandths of one percent). If you count only “Deaths involving COVID-19 and Pneumonia, that number is 64 for a risk of death of about 0.00009 (nine one hundred-thousandths of one percent). Forget about the “LOW RISK” from the vaccine of things like heart inflammation and a paralytic condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or the unknowable long-term risks, where EXACTLY is the “HIGH BENEFIT”? There is no benefit to kids, high or otherwise, from getting vaccinated. That is a provable lie just as the assertion of providing “EVIDENCED-BASED” education is. There is no “evidence” on planet earth to suggest that kids need, or benefit from, getting vaccinated. It’s kind of hard to show a benefit to a risk that is already at zero.

To support my position with actual SCIENCE AND DATA, the results of a study out of England last week showed:

“Children are at EXTREMELY SLIM RISK of dying from Covid-19, according to some of the MOST COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES to date, which indicate the threat might be EVEN LOWER than previously thought…Some 99.995% of the 469,982 children in England who were infected during the year examined by researchers survived, one study found…In fact, there were FEWER DEATHS among children due to the virus than initially suspected. Among the 61 child deaths LINKED TO a positive Covid-19 test in England, 25 were ACTUALLY CAUSED BY the illness, the study found.”

Also, from a separate report: “The Bristol scientists found 3,105 under 18-year-olds died from any cause during the first year of the infectious outbreak in England. Of these fatalities, 25 were linked to the coronavirus itself.” That means that only eight-tenths of one percent of all deaths in children were due to COVID.

These are reports of what ACTUALLY happened. Not what some “expert” PREDICTED “might” happen. So if you were to read the CNN report discussed above through “regular person” eyes you might very well come away “believing” all the PANIC PORN of how important it is to “protect” your kids by getting them vaccinated. Nothing could be further from the truth. And that is a mathematical fact.

I know for many of you this is all but impossible to believe but the truth is, you are being lied to (or to be as charitable as possible, misled) about COVID every single day all the time. STOP LISTENING TO THE EXPERTS AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA. They do not have your best interests at heart. They say things all the time with no actual data to support their position. You know, like how Biden and Fauci always say that they’re “following the science” yet they never explain that science. (By the way, haven't heard them use that phrase in a while, I wonder why.) And nobody ever asks for said supporting data. I wonder why again. So next time you read a “news” article or watch some “expert” on some cable news channel tell you the sky is falling and the COVID is gonna getcha, pay attention for the supporting data that would justify their position. You never get it. Ever.

And just so you know, here's what's going on in Tennessee as of today with ONLY 38% of people vaccinated and the evil Delta variant coming over the border like Huns at a Roman orgy. There are currently 93 people in the ICU with COVID, which is a population ICU rate of about 0.001% (one one-thousandth of one percent). Will "cases" increase in the fall? Probably, the virus is seasonal you know. Hey remember that time all the experts insisted this "novel" coronavirus wasn't seasonal? That was awesome. (shout out Chris Farley) Will the world stop turning? Probably not. Anyway, by then there will be some new boogeyman variant scaring the pants off you. Should you vaccinate your kid against a virus for which they stand a zero chance of harm? You do you...but think before you strike.

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