Stop Calling It a Global Pandemic. It's an International Crime
A Tale of Two Mass Gatherings: Sturgis 'Super Spreader' Bike Rally vs. Black Lives Matter 'Fiery but Mostly Peaceful' Protests - LewRockwell
So now that the coronavirus has surpassed its Sturgis incubation period, how many reckless bikers lost their lives for not honoring social-distancing protocols at crowded hotspots for multiple days and nights on end? You may want to have a seat, this will shock you. The current death rate stands at just one (1) person. That's right, as USA Today reported, the unidentified victim was a "Minnesota man…in his 60s and had underlying health conditions." In other words, not exactly the sort of outcome one would expect under a code-red pandemic.
Dr. Scott Atlas is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, an accomplished physician, and a scholar of public health. For several weeks, Dr. Atlas has been making the case in print and in other media that we as a society have overreacted in imposing draconian restrictions on movement, gatherings, schools, sports, and other activities. He is not a COVID-19 denier—he believes the virus is a real threat and should be managed as such. But, as Dr. Atlas argues, there are some age groups and activities that are subject to very low risk. The one-size-fits-all approach we are currently using is overly authoritarian, inefficient, and not based in science. Dr. Atlas's prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools. The latter recommendation is vital for restarting and maintaining the economy so that parents are not housebound trying to work and educate their children. Dr. Atlas is also adamant that an economic shutdown, and all of the attendant issues that go along with it, is a terrible solution—the cure is worse than the disease. Finally, Dr. Atlas reveals some steps he's taken in his own life to try to get things back to normal.
In Ireland, Dr. Martin Feeley -- clinical director of the Midland Fields Hospital Group and a senior executive of the Health Service Executive, Ireland's government-funded health care system -- just made his dissenting views known to the Irish Times.
He said the lockdowns that we were told were essential can no longer be justified in light of what we now know about COVID-19.
The lockdowns, he added, disproportionately harm the youth -- and "you can't postpone youth."
"The financial cost," he said, "can be seen in any walk or drive through cities, towns and villages. Mortgage repayments and other financial setbacks are virtually all suffered by the young worker or business person and not by the over-65, who are guaranteed their pension, as indeed are the salaries of the individuals who decide to inflict these draconian measures...."
Dr. Feeley condemned the obsession with "cases," a contextless number that only panics people, when we should instead be focusing on hospital strain:
"The number of deaths among recent cases is less than one in a thousand. This data reflects a disease much less severe than the average annual flu. The media reaction to these cases, ie, with the gravity appropriate to reporting deaths from a major catastrophe, borders on hysteria. Opening a newscast with the number of people testing positive for a condition less dangerous than the flu, which many don't even know they have, is scaremongering."
A Terrifying Eye-Witness Account of the Kenosha Riots: 'Everyone in the city was getting ready for a war.' - LewRockwell
The day of the worst destruction, fires, looting, assaults… all of us in Kenosha were able to watch live -via independent media. The entire start to finish. The worst of it happened on 22nd & 60th, and I live on [redacted], so to tell you I was terrified is an understatement. The majority of Kenosha was watching our two [redacted] live footage well until 3am… police scanners on… bracing for the worst. It was apparent from the beginning there was no help. No police, no fire trucks no ambulances. None. Structures burned to the ground, people hurt and attacked were loaded into cars and raced to any hospital they could get to, rioters just broke into businesses and took what they wanted.
Building sturdy wooden chairs with armrests out of oak. This is a design my dad came up with 36 years ago and made a lot of over the years.