A huge rift has developed in the way people think of masks, vaccines, and social distancing in this second spring of what the government calls the “Pandemic”. There are those who question authority about mask-wearing and those who believe in wearing masks and taking vaccines.

Only the unmasked, un-vaccinated know that they are safe. They believe in their own immune systems. They believe the disease is treatable, especially if the person who contracts it is treated immediately. While the believers in the dogma of the CDC, Dr. Fauci et al. believe that everyone is at risk, including children, and in some cases dogs.

They say things like: “The ones who still refuse to get vaccinated, even though anyone other that young kids can now get one for free – well, they’ve made their decision to risk it, so they only have themselves to blame if they contract it and get a serious or deadly case. Those who are fully vaccinated don’t have to worry about the fools who don’t care.”

We are not fools. We who question the narrative foisted on the country by the government and mainstream news, are not ignoramuses or numbskulls. We research and research and research some more. We waste valuable time trying to get the original sources. We do not just accept data from the government. We do not believe everything we read in the newspaper. Does anyone actually still read the newspaper? I get mine digitally. I read many different news sources, not just one.

MIT researchers admit that anti-maskers are more scientifically rigorous. Even in an article ostensibly meant to discredit us:
The MIT academics go on to admit that those opposed to masks are not afraid to get down and dirty in looking at statistics, nor are they afraid to increasingly question the media and government authorities, a trait MIT researchers call “a weaponization of critical thinking.” Even more surprising is the revelation that anti-maskers’ “approach to the pandemic is grounded in a more scientific rigor, not less.”

The risk is small. The virus is treatable and survivable. If only people understood, “Please do some research. It is going to be OK. Stop listening to the scare brigade.” This is how we “weaponize critical thinking” to help others understand their options. It is to try to take away the fear factor which interferes with understanding the facts.
There is a large body of Propaganda designed to keep you in fear so that you will do as you are told. Apparently, most people just accept it. The fear is deep-seated and difficult to eliminate. I am horrified by the number of people that feel threatened by the idea of going without their masks. I am shocked. I am disillusioned. There are so many frightened people out there…and it is all a big lie.

Teachers appear terrified to go back to teaching. This may have more to do with the Teachers Union than with individuals. I am ashamed of them just the same. The harm being done to children is incalculable. It will last for years.

Nurses are particularly frightened of COVID. This fear reminds me of how afraid they are of childbirth and perhaps for many of the same reasons. They only see the cases where trouble erupts. They see nearly all of the deaths. Both with the virus and with childbirth the ones with problems are scary. I am not a nurse but I respect them immensely. It is not my calling and I cannot comment realistically on their experience with deathly ill and dying COVID patients.

My experience is much greater with childbirth. As a doula for many years, my feelings about hospital birth versus home birth are very strong. 25 years ago a birth I was involved in convinced me I could never again work in a hospital setting. It was during this time though that I realized that doctors and nurses have their own ethics about what they tell patients. Facts that do not serve the doctors are often ignored. And no one tells the mother, “You do not have to put up with this.” When doctors or nurses demand compliance on some issue.

Most nurses and nearly all doctors have never seen a baby born at home. They cannot imagine it. It is out of their realm to the point that it seems crazy and risky. But it is not. It is every bit as safe as having a baby in a hospital for normal pregnancies. Many feel it is much safer. There is certainly less chance of interference. What doctors and nurses don’t seem to comprehend is the peace and tranquility of home birth. Our bodies are designed to do this.

I believe that being sick with COVID is like that. For certain people the illness simply means they allow their bodies to rest and heal. They don’t panic because they know their bodies are strong and healthy. They trust their immune system. They stay safe at home while feeding themselves healthy food, vitamins, and the prescribed medicine. They don’t try to ignore the virus. They get plenty of sleep because our bodies heal while we sleep. These people are not consumed with fear. They do not mistakenly believe that 50% of people who contract the virus go to the hospital.

According to a recent Bill Maher show, about 70% of Democrats have a very highly inflated idea of the seriousness of testing positive for COVID-19. They think it is a fatal disease that sends 50% of the people who test positive to the hospital. Of course, some people do not even feel sick. For many, it is more like a cold than the flu, while others say it reminded them of flu. A few become seriously ill. Something like 1% to 5% go to the hospital.

It would be so interesting to find out if those who became ill enough to go to the hospital had some warning. Did they know they were positive but do nothing to treat the disease? The advice that the CDC and Dr. Fauci were giving for months and months was to stay home until you got sick enough to go to the hospital. But they did not say what to do while waiting. No one talked about a cure or a treatment. At first, they made some bad mistakes treating the virus. And after the President mentioned a cheap effective treatment: Hydroxychloroquine, the press jumped all over him. They tried their hardest to undermine that drugs’ reputation, calling the treatment dangerous and mentioning side effects that were extremely rare during the 60 years it has been used. (What about the side effect of not treating COVID until it has had two full weeks to embed itself in one’s body?) That is a crazy way to treat a pandemic.

Of course, I do not believe it really is a pandemic. The numbers simply are not there, no matter how many deaths they attribute to Covid, they are nowhere near actual “pandemic” numbers. It is a worldwide epidemic and it is serious, but it is not nearly as deadly as the Spanish Flu of 1918 nor the black death of the middle ages.

Near the end of 2020, the CDC estimated the mortality rate would be far lower if it included people who were infected with COVID but unaware. Asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 are very common, and if those cases were included, the CDC predicts the mortality rate would be closer to 0.65%.

Be thankful the death count is not so widespread. Research the experimental shot before you take it and decide for yourself if you feel it is worth the risk. And of course, there is a risk. If you are more scared of the virus, the shot may be right for you. Just be sure you understand what it means and the side effects which you may experience.

To your great good health! Enjoy the coming week!

Copyright©. 2021 Bonnie B. Matheson

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