Faithless commissioners deal with politics, not COVID-19
BY LEN CABRERA
The Alachua County Commission voted unanimously to re-impose a mask term, a day after the Alachua County School Board also unanimously voted to extend his term for eight weeks without waiver. parental (which is against Florida law). This is a cynical (and tyrannical) move that allows the commission to kill two birds with one stone. First, they want to harm Governor DeSantis, who has said there will be no school mask warrant in Florida. Second, they need to save face for their failed lockdown and hide policies of the past year.
Their advisers are not stupid. They know the data. The Rt (a model parameter for the average number of people who will be infected by a currently infected person) fell below 1.0 in Alachua County on August 10 (August 15 for Florida). This means that cases have likely already peaked in this wave. Commissioners now want to impose masks to take credit for the coming drop in cases.
If you look at data from the CDC, cases in Florida appear to have already peaked. The highest daily cases occurred on August 12, and the seven-day average peaked on August 16. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) weekly report confirms that the weekly case count for Florida (150,118 this week versus 151,468 last week) and Alachua County (1,494 this week versus 1,644 last week) ) is down from the previous week. Although Alachua County Administrator for the FDOH, Paul Myers, told the Alachua County commission on Wednesday that he expected the positivity of the county’s cases to be up this week compared to as of last week, it was actually down from 16.4% last week to 14.7% this week.
The same data set demonstrates that all non-pharmaceutical interventions have nothing to do with COVID-19 case rates. The graph below compares the 7-day average daily cases per 100,000 population in Hawaii and Texas. One state has a very strict mask mandate and the other does not, but their graphics are almost identical. Hawaii has 61% of its population aged 12 and over fully immunized; the number is 55% in Texas.
Real-world data repeatedly shows that masks do not work to stop the spread of COVID-19. We said they won’t do it in July 2020, based on pre-COVID (i.e. non-politicized) studies, and followed that up by showing the data in January 2021. Here’s an article in six countries where masks did not work. Here is another one that covered 12 countries.
To justify their decision, the commissioners invited “local experts” who simply echoed the talking points of national public health officials from the CDC and NIH – officials who scramble to cover up their own incompetence in managing the disease. COVID-19, their buddy-type support from Big Pharma, and / or their potential liability for causing the pandemic through gain-of-office research.
The commissioners have ignored the concerns of their own citizens and ignored information from other experts with the same credentials who disagree with the mask warrants, such as Dr Jay Bhattacharya and Dr Mark McDonald. They used the cloistered “experts” hiding in hospitals or behind closed doors, fueled by government grants, precisely because they knew the councils would support their desired policies.
When your funding comes from the NIH or the CDC, you tend to say what’s expected of you. People in hospitals have a biased view of COVID-19 because they never see asymptomatic or less severe cases. They give advice based on worst case scenarios and ignore other factors such as psychological development, personal freedom or constitutionality. If it were up to emergency service doctors alone, motorcycles, trampolines and many power tools would be banned and the national speed limit would be 20 mph.
If you doubt my cynical take on our political overlords, read on to see what REAL doctors who actually treat COVID-19 have said and consider how much of this information has been shared by government officials or the mainstream media.
Note that the most basic preventive information is never mentioned by national public health officials. In fact, buried in the thousands of pages of ’emergency’ legislation is the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act, which is basically used to prosecute doctors who actually dare to treat patients or even recommend preventative measures like increase vitamin D levels. In fact, the FDA is now threatening to withdraw licenses and impose fines of $ 50,000 on compounding pharmacies that manufacture 25-hydroxy vitamin D (see 55:26 in this interview with Dr Dan Stocks).
There are dozens of studies that show the importance of vitamin D in preventing the side effects of COVID-19. A meta-analysis of 23 studies found that people deficient in vitamin D are more than three times more likely to be infected and about five times more likely to contract severe cases. There are now over 100 studies that demonstrate the importance of vitamin D levels in preventing infections and mitigating the effects of COVID-19.
There is also almost complete silence from public health officials on outpatient treatment for COVID-19. As early as April 2020, doctors found that ivermectin helped reduce severe cases of COVID-19, especially for patients treated early. However, the FDA was quick to step in and prevent off-label use of the antiparasitic drug, just as it did with the antiviral hydroxychloroquine. Since then, 31 randomized controlled trials have shown the efficacy of ivermectin. There are other similar treatments, but why use cheap, reused drugs when you can bill the taxpayer for $ 3,100 worth of Remdesivir treatments, which a University of Iowa study does not decrease costs? deaths and actually increase the length of hospital stays?
Company physicians (including those at UF Health Shands and North Florida Regional Medical Center) are actively barred from moving out of official government recommendations, but there have been courageous and independent physicians on the front lines of COVID treatment- 19. Their stories are ignored by most of the media and they face government hurdles all the time.
Dr. Brian Tyson’s practice has treated over 6,000 COVID patients, and 100% of those treated to day 7 have survived. In an August 11 interview, he denounced the CDC and the NIH for effectively having no outpatient recommendation: to be put in the hospital? It makes absolutely no sense. He has an 8-part series at The Desert Review documenting his experience dealing with COVID-19.
Here is a list of other doctors who have done similar interviews:
Here is a list of places you can try to get COVID-19 treatment if your doctor refuses to provide treatment, except “wait until you have to be hospitalized.”
If you know someone who has suffered a lot from COVID-19 but was not hospitalized, their pain and suffering was caused by NIH guidelines that say do nothing until difficulty breathing. require hospitalization. If they had received early treatment to prevent viral replication, they probably would have been much better off. But rather than recommending vitamin D or pointing fingers at these simple treatments, our little bullies turn to “experts” whose only advice is “Wear a mask and get vaccinated”. At least Governor DeSantis is making monoclonal antibodies more available, but almost all questions at press conferences are about the false account that he has failed to promote vaccines.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky finally admitted on CNN that fully vaccinated people can transmit SARS-CoV-2. That’s quite a change from December 2020, when the CDC said the vaccine was 95% effective in preventing the spread of symptoms. As recently as March, Walensky told MSNBC that “vaccinees do not carry the virus, do not get sick, and that is not only in clinical trials, but also in real world data. “.
Why the change? She will probably call it “ScienceMT“, but it’s actually called a political twist. Public health officials find it increasingly difficult to lie in the wake of real-world data. Walensky’s admission has been forced by studies like this one. – here published last month by the University of Wisconsin-Madison which found “no difference in viral loads when comparing unvaccinated individuals to those with” breakthrough “vaccine infections.
None of this information was shared or taken into account by county commissioners or school board members. Worse yet, these same officials are likely to insist on rigid application of their rules and total respect for their subjects, while ignoring the governor, the law, and the courts. Obviously, their actions are more a matter of politics and control than our health.
Updated number of RCTs for ivermectin in response to a comment