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September 16, 2021
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One reason why it’s so hard to get Americans to “trust the experts” on COVID-19 is because the “experts” and “authorities” have given us so many conflicting stories. I’ve always cut them slack for getting things wrong: I get that it was a new disease, and new data can require changing our assumptions. However, we seem to have settled on some official assumptions that are almost impervious to new data. And public trust is eroded further when the “experts” keep dodging basic questions.

One question people have been asking for over a year is whether the hospitalization rates used to justify mass lockdowns, school closures and mask and vaccine mandates are accurate. Are they counting only people who are actually hospitalized or killed due to COVID, or inflating the numbers by including people who tested positive regardless of the actual reason they were in the hospital? The answer may finally be at hand.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/scottmorefield/2021/09/13/the-atlantic-scoop-almost-half-of-covid-hospitalizations-are-exactly-what-you-suspected-they-were-n2595832

David Zweig at the Atlantic magazine (hardly a rightwing or anti-vaxxer outlet) reports that the VA office of Research and Development backed a study of nearly 48,000 admissions to over 100 VA hospitals nationwide. It found that from March 2020 to early January 2021, before the Delta variant or widespread vaccination, 36% of recorded COVID patients had mild or asymptomatic cases, which makes it questionable whether they were or needed to be hospitalized due to COVID. From mid-January to June, that number rose to 48%. That suggests that nearly half the recorded COVID hospitalizations were mild or asymptomatic cases or else people who tested positive but were hospitalized for something unrelated.

None of this is to downplay the dangers of the disease (that’s still a lot of people hospitalized due to severe COVID.) But the good news is that this suggests vaccination has created more mild or asymptomatic cases. The bad news is that it suggests authorities are relying on misleading data to impose draconian measures on the entire population. And when people know “the experts” are being misleading about the reasons for their policies, it makes it all the more likely that they will reject those policies.

In short, once you lose the public’s trust, it’s hard to get it back. Particularly if you do nothing to earn it back except to say, “I order you to trust me!”

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  • Anne Amato

    09/16/2021 06:43 PM

    Dr. Robert Malone (inventor of mRNA technology) has said repeatedly that the vaccine is being missused. His video conferences have been censored off platforms as have those of frontlinedoctors.org.
    1) There IS a LIST of ALLERGIES that people may have that prohibit getting any of the CoVd vaccines. Why...(in easily understandable language) HAS THIS LIST NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC?
    2) I had to list my serious allergies for my physician...when asked, could not get entire list. After listing only one, I said "Tetanus Shots" and was abruptly told "No! you can not get any of the vaccines!" Also found on CDC that severe allergies to Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (aka "Whooping Cough") alone...together...or components thereof....could be part of the severe allergy spectrum. (Sorry now that I did not investigate for further "allergies". And these are shown on CDC site under "Contraindications"... not "allergies".
    3) Also asked "If vaccine has no "viral load", exactly what is purpose of mRNA? I was told "it boosts the immune system". I then asked: "What about the effects if that on pople who already have an overactive autoimmune system?" No answer.
    4) There are over 100 immune diseases in USA alone. Millions have...many unaware because they must be diagnosed at initial onset or severe relapse...sometimes with invasive procedures such as lymph node biopsies.
    The CDC only care about 5 of these that are human-to-human transmitted.
    All others handled by private foundations for each disease. Probably 50% are underactive; 50% overactive.
    5) CDC site said (have a copy) that anyone with overactive autoimmune disease shoukd never get a live virus vaccine. (Reason is...immune system will develope antibodies to injected virus, but immune system will not stop there. Can continue...even quietly and over time...and "turn" on healthy tissue and organs, even destroying them.
    6) mRNA boosts the immune systems for limited times....then is required again. How many times will this happen before our own immune systems fail to respond? Nobody knows this....nor any of the other issues associated with this vaccine because so much information is being censored. Exactly WHY????

  • Darlene Marchant

    09/16/2021 05:27 PM

    I just recovered from COVID. I and 5 out of my 8 immediate have had it. None were hospitalized. None of us had the vaccine prior to having COVID. Why are they not reported the numbers of people who have recovered at home or in the hospitals. I am very against people being forced to take it in order to not lose their jobs. My husband did not get it. The civilian military and contractors are being told they have to take it. Medical and Religious exemptions will not be allowed. This is wrong. It is wrong to censor and threaten Doctors who have spoken against valid preventative treatments. The propaganda is why we the people do not trust them. From the time I tested positive thru my medical treatment I was told I had to get the vaccine immediately or I would die. Jehovah God is good. I am negative for COVID. I tested positive for now having natural antibodies. Trust The Who, CDC, or FDA; No Thanks!

  • Clifton Lingo

    09/16/2021 09:56 AM

    Governor have you seen this? https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/leaked-zoom-video-reveals-hospital-officials-discussing-covid-19-scare-tactics_3997611.html?utm_source=morningbriefnoe&utm_medium=email2&utm_campaign=mb-2021-09-16&mktids=349d3d5c85e05ecb26238284a36a896c&est=ZMbmphSZLSfnOvpZZAKX8DFtzpiy6IhqW73YosL6yVWpOilgxHm%2Bs1ahv%2FA0P2%2Bzthjw

  • Mary Fox

    09/16/2021 08:48 AM

    I agree that the trust has been lost with the people in charge. I don’t trust what is being reported. The mandate will not work. No one wants to be forced to do something when they don’t trust the people in charge. Give them honest facts and the right decisions will be made.