We've heard a great deal about the new "Delta variant" of COVID-19, which is being hyped around the world as a major threat. It's said to infect even people who've been vaccinated, and has even led some areas to reimpose mandatory masking and other precautions.
Trouble is, the symptoms of the Delta variant are indistinguishable from plain, ordinary, seasonal hay fever. The fact that the Delta variant was identified precisely during hay fever season in the northern hemisphere makes me suspicious, to put it mildly. Is it possible that the powers that be, desperate to hold onto their illegitimate emergency powers seized willy-nilly during the first COVID-19 outbreak, have invented the whole Delta variant schemozzle? If not, is it at least possible that the Delta variant is a less harmful variant than earlier ones, and is being hyped up as a political excuse? One writer went so far as to describe it as "panic porn dressed up as science".
I simply don't trust the authorities any longer to be straight with us about this disease and its ramifications, mutations and variations. They've been caught lying so many times, and the consequences of their decisions have been so disastrous for our economy, that they've clearly departed the plane of reality and are living in cloud cuckoo land. As was pointed out some time ago:
The only demonstrable result of government-imposed COVID-19 lockdowns has been the destruction of national economies, the crippling of domestic and cultural life, the suffering and death of multitudes due to untreated prior medical conditions, and the drastic rise in suicide rates. The lockdowns themselves have seemed to do little to prevent the onset of the disease, hence one lockdown after another has led to no discernible effect ... A recent graph charting the effects of repeated lockdowns in the province of Ontario would appear to indicate that the lockdowns themselves are super-spreaders. Texas Tech professor Gilbert Berdine sums up: “After taking the unprecedented economic depression into account, history will likely judge these lockdowns to be the greatest policy error of this generation.”
The same applies, mutatis mutandis, to the mask mandate, somewhat less destructive but equally absurd ... In fact, masks do not screen out (or keep in) viral microns averaging 100 nanometers in size; the weave of all masks, with the partial exception of the medical N-95, is far too large to repel the coronavirus particle, which varies between 60nm and 140nm. Further, masks may cause hypoxia and consequent immune deficiency through the ingestion of one’s own CO2. It gets worse. A 50-state-wide controlled study showed that there is no correlation between mask mandates and fewer cases. On the contrary, there is a reverse correlation: non-masking states and counties did better than their masking counterparts.
Well done, our leaders - NOT!
We've seen that the official death toll due to COVID-19 has been so grotesquely falsified that it's completely untrustworthy. The response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force stated for the record that "The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone's life." There was the classic case in Florida where a person who died in a traffic accident was initially classified as a COVID-19 death, because the virus was found to be present in his bloodstream during the autopsy. If the Governor hadn't queried it, it might not have been noticed or corrected. In Portugal, the death toll turned out to be less than 1% of what had been officially claimed. Does anyone else get the feeling that we're being played for suckers?
One can't help but suspect that the current brouhaha over the Delta variant is yet another attempt by the powers that be to scare us into obeying them yet again, despite our having seen very clearly that they're not worth obeying. They don't know what they're doing, and it shows. The unmasking of Dr. Fauci as a serial liar, and the authorities' deliberate refusal to allow the spreading of information about the (very real) success of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in treating COVID-19, make me a whole lot less trusting of their motives and intended outcomes.
I can only suggest that we read up about the matter for ourselves, and respond accordingly. My response is likely to be a middle finger, raised as elegantly as possible in the direction of those who are trying to panic me over the COVID-19 cliff.