The most striking fact is the similarity between the threat of global warming and covid. There just is a fairly large proportion of the voting population who are susceptible to such fears who can be led around by those who offer safety. We are being driven towards a mediaeval outcome, with the “elite” being those who promise action to save us from these perils, and there is no arguing with these terrified political morons who are lining up to support them. They are determined to be saved even if there is no danger whatsoever.
Just how terrified so many are about covid may be seen with the flocking across the world to vaxxinations of experimental injections for which there are endless statistics on just how dangerous they are. I know this and the data are easy to find. But the political lemming-class who follow their leaders never look and ignore whatever evidence they turn up should they ever come across any of it.
The absence of evidence of global warming is so striking that it seems to demonstrate a philosophical hunger for catastrophist scenarios. Snowfalls are just a thing of the past really was a statement once made, and like every other forecast has proven utterly untrue. Nevertheless, the will to be believe remains and cannot be reversed.
A large proportion of the population resist personal freedom and prefer becoming a subject class tended to by those with political power. Our way of life is disappearing, along with our wealth and our freedom. Some of us preferred it that way, but most of us apparently do not.
Think about this: Understanding the Covid Odds. The author thinks he is going to settle the concerns about the dangers of covid. His opening:
It’s obviously not easy to give up fear of Covid-19, to judge from a recent survey showing that the vaccinated are actually more frightened than the unvaccinated. Another survey found that most Democratic voters are so worried that they want to make it illegal for the unvaccinated to leave home. But before you don another mask or disinfect another surface, before you cheer on politicians and school officials enforcing mandates, consider your odds of a fatal Covid case once you’ve been vaccinated.
So here is the risk based on a study of more than a million Americans undertaken by the NIH and CDC.
The researchers report that none of the healthy people under 65 had a severe case of Covid that required treatment in an intensive-care unit. Not a single one of these nearly 700,000 people died, and the risk was minuscule for most older people, too. Among vaccinated people over 65 without an underlying medical condition, only one person died. In all, there were 36 deaths, mostly among a small minority of older people with a multitude of comorbidities: the 3 percent of the sample that had at least four risk factors. Among everyone else, a group that included elderly people with one or two chronic conditions, there were just eight deaths among more than 1.2 million people, so their risk of dying was about 1 in 150,000.
If those odds still aren’t enough to assuage your dread of Covid, consider one more statistic, based on Ioannidis’s analysis of data from Covid tests and seroprevalence surveys. He estimates that in the United States, a nation of 331 million people, there have been a total of 250 million to 350 million Covid infections since the pandemic began. While that estimate includes some people who were infected more than once, it seems clear that the vast majority of Americans have already survived an infection and acquired natural immunity, many without being aware of it. Many don’t realize—and a horde of journalists and public officials are working hard to keep them ignorant—that their enemy today is not a virus in the air but the fear in their minds.
We are dealing with political fools. These are the inheritors of a great political tradition, which will never be passed on to the generation to come.