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The Political Atheist #2: Political Theater & COVID

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Don Bowman

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With much of the country still cringing, still embarrassed over the childish antics of the man-child we call president, something had to be done to divert the public’s attention. Apparently, a “hail Mary” was put into play: a last ditch effort to salvage the public’s perception of this amoral, pathological liar, who has no sense of decorum or presence.  Like magic, within 48 hours he and his wife tested positive for the fake COVID virus, but were asymptomatic.  Meaning they didn’t have the virus at all. .  48 hours after that he was in supposedly in Walter Reed Hospital being treated with Remdesivir and Regeneron. Both drugs known to cause kidney damage and to be ineffective at treating any virus. That’s if you actually have one.  48 hours after this, Trump walks out of Walter Reed and returns to the White House.  Shazaam~ abra-kadabra! Its a miracle!  Talk about political theater.

I suppose the country was to have reacted with terror and fear that the COVID fake pandemic had even affected the president and his wife.  Now of course the whole White House staff is supposedly infected.  All of this based on a notoriously worthless test that even the CDC has had to admit is useless for detecting viruses……especially one that they can not or will not identify.  Along with the fake viral infection, rumors were planted on the net saying that there was a possibility of assassination attempts.  That ought to put the fear in you!  I also noted that after many, many people had pointed out that it was odd politicians seemed immune to this fake virus, somehow now infected politicians are showing up everywhere.  Go figure.

I will never believe this was anything other than an attempt to divert attention away from the disaster that was the debate.  The lowest point in the debate was Trump denigrating Biden’s sons. To Biden’s credit, (if you can give him any) he did not attack Trump’s daughters or sons, all who exhibit the same lack of honor, the same lack of conscience and morals.  But the overall take from this debate was that we had two old men who just came short of calling each other “do-do head”, or, “poop face” or some other ridiculously childish names.

In the end, the entire country along with the rest of the world witnessed the real Trump: bullying, obnoxious, no morals, no sense of what is appropriate.  And like most lifelong bully’s, screeched like a girl for 90 minutes like most cowards do when confronted.

 

COVID Hype and Hope

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July 7th, 2020

by Jane M. Orient, M.D.

The dictionary definition of “hype” is a deception or put-on, or promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind. But regarding medical advances, it might be used to refer to hope.

Hope, or “false hope,” is something doctors are not supposed to give patients regarding a non-established treatment for a disease, especially one deemed to be incurable.

Hope is not needed if an outcome is assured. Hope is what sustains people when the outlook appears bleak. The alternative is despair.

Regarding COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other established national and international agencies define what is hype or false hope. If “hype,” also called “harmful misinformation,” appears on a website or social media, it will be disappeared, cancelled, or labeled as dangerous, as people are referred to WHO or CDC websites.

Remember that most entities promoting panic and despair have an ulterior motive. They are selling a remedy, the only thing that they say can save you from certain disaster.

WHO, CDC, et al., and the medical organizations and physicians who trust their authority are saying that COVID-19 is incurable. We must remain locked down, separated, and masked. If we catch it, we must go home, self-isolate, and come to the hospital if we can’t breathe. We can take some over-the-counter medications for fever and pain, but there is nothing to prescribe.

Once in the hospital, we will be separated from family, friends, clergy, and independent doctors. If we’re about to die, there may be a ventilator available for us. Our chance of surviving then may be 50 percent—or less. The hospital we are in might have a clinical trial for which we are eligible. We’ll be assigned to get—or not get—a drug that they think might work. Or perhaps we’ll get remdesivir on an FDA Emergency Use Authorization. The government has committed to buy 3 months’ worth of production at $3,120 per 5-day course of treatment (500,000 doses). If each course has six doses, that’s about $260 million. If we survive—remdesivir doesn’t seem to affect that—it will save us about four days in the hospital. More

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