A short follow-up on the coronahoax from me. We are not in the grip of a pandemic. A pandemic of fear, maybe. We can debate all day whether there really is some unique, new virus out there (and whether viruses even cause illness), but what is not debatable is that the media and government are acting in a completely indefensible manner. With only 35,000 people shown to be dead across the globe (even with incredibly padded and pushed numbers), this shows us that even as far as they have tried to stretch this, they have not been terribly successful. While the media is under their complete control, it is REALITY that they have not been able to be manipulate to match the fear-mongering. People are not actually dying in vast numbers. This means that either the virus itself is a fraud, or the fatality numbers are hyperinflated to the point that the true fatality rate is in the <0.1% range of cold or flu. In any case, you are being lied to by the media and this quarantine is doing far more damage than it provides value.
What we are truly seeing with Coronahoax 2020 is a classic “Problem, Reaction, Solution” ploy by those at the top…
I write this post only minutes after the Dow Jones industrial average has closed down 3,000 points and lost 13% in a single day. Bigger than the collapse of 1929. This wasn’t even on the front page of international news outlets. It has been that kind of week. If you follow this blog, you know that we do not feel that there is really a pandemic happening right now. It is cold and flu season, yes. That is all it is. People have colds. Fatality rates have been comically mis-applied and exaggerated. The media has forced a panic down our throats from the top, when all that is really happening is cold and flu season. But at the end of the day, as comical and absurd as this all is at its heart, the saddest part is that panic is panic. It does not matter how manufactured or ridiculous the panic is. Once society is panicking, it really does not matter what caused the panic or whether it makes sense. Society is deep in a panic for the ages right now. It is on par with the greatest instances of mass hysteria in the history of mankind. As calm as the average person claims to be, the damage being inflicted right now is deep and irreversible. Panic is panic, and unfortunately it is very real right now. The ramifications of the past week will reverberate throughout generations to come.
I generally have no time for TV “doctors” who go by their first name, Dr. Phil, for instance, a total fraud, and here, Dr. Drew. So I listened reluctantly and then with pleasant surprise as he told the members of a TV panel that the press needs to shut up about Cornonavirus. It’s a mild respiratory infection that has probably infected hundreds of thousands of us. Thanks to people like Michael Crichton and Stephen King, we are always on the lookout for a pandemic that is going to kill half of us.
We senior citizens are noted for two things, diminishing physical and mental abilities. We cannot do much about the former except exercise, what I call “running from Father Time.” It is loss of mental capacity that keeps the advertising industry interested in us. Senior citizens have to be the reason for the waves of robocalls that are torturing all of us. They only need a <1% response to make money, given their low overhead. Shame on us! We are the reason your phone is always ringing.
Every year, during a 45-day period known as “open enrollment” (OE), we seniors are deluged with mailings from members of AHIP, “American’s Health Insurance Providers,” trying to lure us into a program called “Medicare Advantage.” I bit, one time, but was able to escape the grips of Humana by complaining directly to Medicare about its deceitful practices. I re-entered Medicare last June. I now ask myself this: “I spent the first 65 years of my life trying to get away from health insurance companies. Why would I voluntarily go back to them?”
The answer, of course, is diminished mental capacity.
Readers might already know that I was on the trail of this one, and I think it is worthy of its own post. Last week, the doctor who was known as the “whistleblower” on the Chinese coronavirus was reported to have died from the virus. The red flags surrounding this death are redder than the Chinese flag is red. Something fishy absolutely happened here, and below I will explore what I believe we have witnessed: Li Wenliang did not exist (or if he did, he was a state agent and most certainly did not die of the coronavirus).
This is not a full post, but rather just a reminder to readers to not be suckered in by the fear tactics in the media surrounding the Chinese Coronavirus. All available data suggests a fatality rate below 1%. You should be much more afraid of the regular old flu! They should call it Coronavirus because to get over it, you should kick back and enjoy a Corona or two…
One of the most unsavory remnants of the Obama era is known as the “private mandate,” a requirement that every citizen purchase health care insurance from a private corporation, or face a severe penalty. This requirement led to a new bureaucracy that tracked every American to make sure we had insurance. It was suffocating and onerous – the health insurance industry (“Americas Health Insurance Providers,” or AHIP for short) bullying us into buying their crappy products, using Obama as a sock puppet.
The Affordable Care Act, ACA, or “Obamacare” (as if) was challenged in court on this basis, and was spared by a 2012 ruling that said that the penalty is a tax, and Congress has the power to tax. I do not know if this was an unintended consequence, or if the people around Trump are really that clever, but in late 2017 as part of a broad tax bill, Congress eliminated the penalty. The Fifth Circuit recently held that 2017 act constitutional, and here is the catch: The “attributes that saved the [ACA] statute because it could be read as a tax no longer exist.” The writing on the wall says Obamacare is dead! Long live Obamacare!