The Day – Are Our State Epidemic Policies Really Working?
Connecticut isn’t auditing the performance of any of its major and costly government policies – no education, no welfare, no urban – but now would be a good time for the state government to audit its. response to the virus outbreak.
For the epidemic has absorbed nearly two years of state government attention, compromising everything important – commerce, schools, mental health, social order, fundamental freedom and democracy themselves – only for all. official efforts not to stop the spread of the virus. New daily confirmed cases in Connecticut over the past week have averaged nearly 4,000, the highest to date, and weekly “virus-associated” deaths are double what they were there only a few weeks ago.
One would have expected an increase in infections as the colder weather brought people together indoors and because of the December holidays. But one would also have expected a drop in infections due to the high degree of vaccination and face masking of the population of the state, that is, one would have expected if the vaccines and the face masking really worked.
But even government and friendly medical authorities admit that vaccines quickly lose their effect. Requiring frequent âboostersâ, they are no half as effective as traditional vaccines, and there is growing concern that too many âboostersâ could damage the human immune system.
That’s not to say that the vaccines and masks haven’t helped, or that the epidemic couldn’t be worse without them. This means that another approach to the epidemic is needed – an increased focus on therapies, of which there are many, and not just the antiviral pills just developed by pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck, which like the vaccines themselves. , are not yet sufficiently tested and therefore full of risks.
Even pro-government medical authorities recognize the correlation between viral infection and deficiency of vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” especially in people with dark complexions, and many authorities recommend boosting the immune system with drugs. vitamin D and C and zinc supplements. Both natural and artificial antivirals and anticoagulants abound, and many studies have found them to be effective against the virus, especially if given soon after infection.
Unfortunately, at the start of the epidemic, when medicine did not understand the virus, patients were usually told to go home and take cold medicine and return to a doctor or hospital if their symptoms worsened. . But when their symptoms worsened, it was often too late to save them.
Now the processing is more sophisticated. Each day infections in Connecticut may increase by the thousands, but hospitalizations and deaths by only a few. Some days infections skyrocket, but hospitalizations go down. Many infected people have no symptoms and almost all people survive the infection.
Even pro-government medical authorities also recognize the correlation between deaths from the virus and “co-morbidities” like obesity and diabetes, which most people could control.
Governor Lamont announced last week that the state government will soon distribute millions of masks and virus tests that can be done at home at no cost. While testing can be helpful, there is no shortage of masks and the virus easily penetrates them. Perhaps it would be far better for the state government to help people understand that their immune systems and general fitness can be as good as if not better defenses than masks and vaccines, and if the government of the state distributed free vitamins and immune supplements and even gym memberships.
State and local government officials and the medical authorities they rely on have done their best under circumstances unprecedented in living memory. But their good intentions do not justify mistakes.
Despite closures, mandatory masks, vaccines, “boosters” and damage to society that will not be repaired for many years, Connecticut and the country are facing more viral infections than ever before. The government should therefore begin to question its policies and assumptions regarding the epidemic, including the assumption that the epidemic is so deadly that fighting it must take priority over all other life goals.
What does not work must change, if only to set an example for other parts of state government which, after long experience, only work to support the government itself. He should make a New Years resolution to make sure he knows everything about the groups he is willing to talk to.
Chris Powell is a columnist for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester.