Lockdown – a dangerous fallacy

Man in jail - metaphor for lockdown
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The practice of lockdown – stringent quarantine of everyone from everyone – to contain an airborne virus gets too little debate. Too many people think stopping people from engaging in commerce or friendly meetings will surely defeat any pandemic or epidemic. The experience of last year has shown that it will not. Sadly, the assumption that it will, continues to inform public policy at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and all too many health departments, both in sub-federal governing units in the United States, and worldwide.

Whom can you trust?

I have to assign a certain onus on anyone to research the problem for himself. The problem with that lies in where to look. Too many health-department directors are lying to you. And only the alternative-medical practitioners are telling the truth. Naturally the conventional medical establishment wrongfully smears these people as quacksalvers. So where do you turn?

I graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1985. Thereafter I had a total of eight years of postgraduate training in laboratory administration and medical information science. From there I served as an administrator in two laboratories in 250-bed community hospitals. One of them: the former Paul Kimball Hospital, famous for receiving the survivors of the steamship Andrea Doria and the airship Hindenburg. And I will assert without qualification that the entire premise of pro-active epidemiology, including “artificial active acquired immunity” and quarantine, requires serious re-examination.

Illustrating the futility of lockdown

The best illustration I can give of the futility of lockdown or any other form of quarantine when dealing with airborne viruses, ironically is a work of fiction that now has seen two dramatizations: The Stand by Stephen King. A biological warfare laboratory suffers “a major containment breach.” A guard deserts his post and evacuates his family, thinking he has avoided the contagion. He hasn’t. Ultimate result: 99 percent kill, and not all the efforts of the United States Army can avail to prevent it. Finally the only ones still alive:

  1. Are immune, and
  2. Manage to dodge literal bullets until a wave of violence passes over.
Prelude and opening title theme from The Stand, with Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Corin Nemec, and Rob Lowe; ABC-TV productions, 1994.

Let me anticipate the obvious criticism. Yes, this is a work of fiction. But despite the most nefarious efforts by Mainstream Media and certain officials, we now know positively that SARS-CoV-2 broke containment from a laboratory conducting biological weapons research with it. The technical term for this is “gain-of-function research.”For which Dr. Anthony S. Fauci advocated eight years before the present crisis broke!The breach occurred when three members of research staff at the Wuhan Institute of Virology sought treatment for respiratory ailments. But they sought that treatment from someone other than the laboratory infirmary director. Result: containment breach. Not quite as dramatic as the opening scenes from the two dramatizations of The Stand, perhaps. But the results are the same.

The disease is not as bad as they pretend

Except: the case-fatality and overall mortality from SARS-CoV-2 is not nearly as great as certain people pretend. Indeed SARS-CoV-2 has made no significant difference in the overall mortality of the human race since the breakout. But, as I will discuss below, it suits certain persons to pretend that it does. The pretense is easy, because people have died of complications from “CoVid-19” and others suffer lingering effects. But we have seen hospitals and health departments deliberately exaggerate the toll from this disease. They even misattribute deaths from other causes to SARS-CoV-2, because relevant health authorities bribe them so to act. The bribe consists of enhanced reimbursement for the care of someone whose cause-of-death reads “SARS-CoV-2” or the equivalent.

Lockdown will not contain an airborne virus

Furthermore, let us examine critically real-life outbreaks other than SARS-CoV-2. Can anyone honestly name any airborne virus against which any containment policy has ever prevailed? Containing a bacterial contagion is difficult enough. Salmonella typhi springs to mind. That applies also to other relatively large microbes like the rickettsiae, including the classic typhus. Furthermore, any contagion with an insect vector is amenable to containment. Walter Reed famously proved that with yellow fever and its vector, the mosquito of genus Aedes.Mosquitoes of other genera (Anopheles, and even the lowly Culex) carry other diseases that have generally proved easy to contain. (But not to extinguish!) And of course we remember the most famous contagion of all: The Plague, which rat fleas carry.

But SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus. One literally whistles in the dark to think one can contain any airborne pathogen without an insect vector. That goes double for a virus. A virus is the tiniest pathogen known to medical science. No mask, except maybe an N95, can stop it, and even the N95 can never be perfect.

Cui bono?

So lockdown becomes an exercise in futility, that nearly all the civilized world has tried. And lockdown has its own consequences, worse than the disease itself. African communities either go on working or see all their members starve to death. In Western and Eastern civilization, one turns to government to pay people to stay home. That goes only so far without provoking hyperinflation. If ever we see people wheeling barrows full of cash to the local market to buy bread, blame lockdown.

And who has driven the lockdown paradigm? Two thoroughly evil cadres have formed an alliance of convenience. One is the Chinese Communist Party, who conveniently sealed off Wuhan but left the airport open—to international flights. The other is the not-quite-fabled banking cartel, who thinks it’s time to “Reset” the economy into a command and rental-only economy. And they would benefit from it. (The “other” drug cartel we call “Big Pharma” almost forms a third cadre, but I consider them the “useful idiots” to the first two.)

The Wall Street Journal likes to speak of rent-seeking behavior. We see here the worst example of rent-seeking behavior in recorded history. The rent could be a drug patent license or a fee for renting a small appliance. (Jeff Bezos wants to charge that kind of rent.) Those who seek either kind of rent are the worst parasites in any society that calls itself capitalistic.

About those vaccines

President Donald J. Trump definitely got some bad advice from at least one of the very rent-seekers I condemn here. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., facilitated the weaponization of what became SARS-CoV-2.

(He also tried to make himself Chief of All Chiefs—Capo di Tutti Capi?—of Staff of all hospitals throughout the United States of America and all territories under its jurisdiction.) But how could Trump know Dr. Fauci was lying? He is not a doctor, never had any medical training—and surrounded himself with too many officials, Fauci among them, who flat-out lied to him. For all his consummate patriotism, Donald J. Trump lacked imagination in critical contexts, this among them. So he couldn’t tell who was lying and who wasn’t, until the liars had done some serious public-policy damage.

And one of the things President Trump did, largely on Dr. Fauci’s advice, was “Operation Warp Speed” for the development of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and vaccine-like preparations. We now hear of many more adverse events from them than from all other vaccines put together. Nor can we know of the long-term consequences of using messenger RNA to make an antigen in the body. At least one university scientist has expressed regret for using messenger RNA in this application. Prof. Byram Bridle fears that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, for which the mRNA segment carries the code, is itself toxic. But the problem might be far more serious than even Prof. Bridle supposes.

Genetic alteration?

The central dogma of genetic information has always been DNA → RNA → protein. No geneticist believes that anymore. The identification of the retroviruses ought to have put paid to that notion. Retroviruses work by passing information from mRNA to DNA. Researchers have identified more instances than I can cite here of information passing “backwards” according to the central dogma. So how can we know that the mRNA “vaccines” will not permanently alter the patient’s genome? And if that alteration affects sperm and eggs, watch out. That kind of mutation has been a staple of horror fiction and drama for decades, and with good reason. Birth rates had already fallen “below replacement” in the West before the lockdown, and have not recovered. They could drop to near-zero, depending on what effect these mRNA preparations have.

Furthermore, we hear of other bad effects. These include a heart attack risk and a stroke risk. The CDC now admits that the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis (inflammations of the muscle and covering, respectively, of the heart) is greater than they thought. AstraZenica has seen use of its vaccine discontinued after the stroke risk became too great to ignore.

Instead of lockdown, try…

So what do I recommend? Bear in mind that, despite my training, I haven’t had a laboratory practice in years, and never a clinical practice. So I’ll pass along the advice of the best alternative practitioners whose output I have read:

  • Vitamin C, preferably liposomal, in high doses.
  • Vitamin D, at least 8,000 IU per day and as much as 15,000 if you “catch it” (or end up taking the vaccine), preferably with meals, and with Vitamin K and magnesium to carry it into your system.
  • Apples, for the quercetin they contain.
  • Any preparation containing zinc, a known viricide.

I would recommend hydroxychloroquine also, but today the government refuses to allow its use to treat any condition except malaria. Let everyone reading this ask himself why India had so much less of a problem with SARS-CoV-2. India makes hydroxychloroquine available without prescription, to fight the malaria that persists in that country.

And in general terms: fortify your body to deal with these viruses by itself, without injecting foreign substances that even a die-hard evolutionist cannot justify. (At least one, Joseph R. Mercola, D.O., always says never to mess with systems—meaning life systems—that have stood the test of time.)

Lockdown won’t help, if it ever could, and definitely not this long after the initial containment breach. Fortifying your body will. Free people fortify their bodies, their homes, and themselves. Slaves accept lockdown.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

One Response to Lockdown – a dangerous fallacy

  1. John Doe says:

    Thank you for pointing out what desperately needs to be said. It should also be noted that ultraviolet radiation from sunlight may be effective in combating COVID-19; last summer as well as currently, I go outside for exercise (namely running and biking) very frequently, and never had significant health problems aside from my brain shutting down thanks to my state’s lockdown that made life rather boring for months and months.

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