COVID-19: Of Masks, Social Distancing and More
By Peter Tocci
Has advice from medical authority, commanded by politicians, aided by media-borne fear, created undue confidence in COVID-19 masks and social distancing?
Questioning authority would be mere opinion if not based on fact and science — albeit, some ignored fact and science.
Fact includes history. From a general standpoint, even a brief review of proven government-agency histories should evoke at least a moment’s hesitation before unquestioning faith becomes immovable object. For example, please recall what we were, and were not, told about tobacco. Asbestos. Thalidomide. VIOXX. Anthrax. WMD. DDT. And so much more.
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Idiocy or evil?
Granted, the noted deceptions weren’t infectious diseases, but for anyone willing to look, it’s not hard to demonstrate that such science is heavily influenced by those who want to drum up business – and worse in the case of COVID-19. For a great model of how medical science and Government agencies are controlled by corporate influence (tool of power), see The Cancer Industry, by Ralph Moss. One of many documented accounts.
Moss brings heavy guns to bear against the cancer establishment…. He carefully cites sources as he assembles documentation that adds up to a blistering attack. — Publishers Weekly
Of what interest is widespread wellness to an industry whose massive profit depends upon widespread illness? – Author
Yet, big crowds still walk, run, ride, hop, skip and jump to pour money down this sinkhole (others too, like MS). And pat-on-the-back. Politicians and public health officials still genuflect Why? Propaganda über reality? Or could some of it be that these folks know, but just choose to go along – keep the head down? As well that: It is very difficult, and perhaps entirely impossible, to combat the effects of brainwashing by argument. – Paul Feyerabend
For documentation of operatives maneuvering to have Government (and military) operate for Elite and corporate interests, see Kevin Phillips’ American Dynasty. Or Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler’s 1935 book, War is a Racket.
For documentation of about a century of infiltration by (Elite) operatives into every key societal venue, from government and education to media and science, see Stanford/Hoover Institution Distinguished Professor of History Antony Sutton’s 1986 book America’s Secret Establishment. Although many people think more in terms of payoff, infiltration by pre-‘corrupted’ operatives is ‘cleaner’ and more effective.
So one question might be, why should we believe them now, given clear evidence of manipulation, deception and fraud?
To the specific at hand, let’s first look at the size of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – 60 to 140 nanometers (billionths of a meter). A Novel Coronavirus from Patients with Pneumonia in China, 2019 January 2020 NEJM.
A top quality mask is the N95. “NIOSH N95” designation on the package means it blocks about 95 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger. That’s 300 nanometers. Now, this mask does claim ability beyond mere gap size, but how many have been using them? And a specific test should have been done officially – just to be sure, no? Despite assurance that “A particle is a particle.”
One rationale offered by authority is that masks stop larger, virus-containing droplets. But according to a new (April 2020) small, but carefully designed, study examining the efficacy of masks, droplet sizes are unclear. New study questions the effectiveness of masks against SARS-CoV-2
Also, droplets are probably not the only way viruses allegedly migrate. There’s likelihood in this case of “airborne aerosol.” Much smaller than droplets, an aerosol that passes can travel 10’s of yards, putting “social” distancing into the trash bin. Authors say it’s preliminary work, so results should be interpreted “cautiously” by scientists. But it makes sense. New corona virus may spread as an airborne aerosol, like SARS.
It is a SARS, of course, but that probably means the announced 2003 ‘world killer’ that infected a dazzling 8,098 people worldwide, 774 alleged deaths. Here’s some media hyperbole.
One might be tempted to say ‘better safe.’ But the mask study quotes a recent W.H.O. update: “The wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”
On 5/23/20, a weekly in my area ran an editorial by a woman who was scoffed at in a store for her mask. Her heated response to her tormentor caused her glasses to “completely fog up.” This proves that her mask, at least, leaked badly, suggesting that there could be “a whole lotta leakin’ goin’ on.” As an experienced mask user, I guarantee it.
Here’s an example. Screen shot from a video of Walmart CEO John Furner showing off a store’s COVID consciousness. Note the gap on the side of his face:
Also, no mask can seal on facial hair. There should be a shaving command, no? Here’s “Vincent” sterilizing the Walmart carts (with what poison isn’t said). Mask should be well under the chin. He’s also got the gap.
When we consider the ‘funky’ coverings some people are using – like bandannas, and other cloth masks (especially bad), the whole thing becomes a tragicomedy of authority error/deception, leading to politician and bureaucrat error, leading to needless social discomfort, fear, and unprecedented menacing disruptions.
Is the Caution Reliably Substantiated?
As noted in previous work, the media began hyping Corona when the alleged virus was barely out of the gate, predicting another world killer. We’ve had at least two governors declare states of emergency for a single case, and others for a handful. According to this gent, Idaho is in state-declared martial law, and was into state-of-emergency with a handful of cases. A few more, extreme S-O-E.
Truth be told, SARS-Cov-2 isn’t nearly as infectious as seasonal flu. But let’s be careful about terms.
“Infectious” and “contagious” relate to spreading. “Virulence” relates to intensity and mortality. Thus, even a very benign agent can be highly contagious (these have been used on an unaware public for ‘testing.’ See also). And one that spreads relatively slowly can be quite virulent. Have authority and the media been responsible with this?
Though flu – including seasonal flu – is far more contagious than Corona, the latter is allegedly more virulent.
Data hasn’t been finalized, but we have useful information. Please see COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard (at U. VA). Numbers are, of course, inaccurate and admittedly so officially. A reason other than finalization is that the official test (“qRT-PCR”) appears to be an “off label” use. That’s another post, but the curious reader can see a detailed, referenced analysis in the section Confirmed COVID Cases? in “5G” Hysteria Times Corona Hysteria Equals Hysteria Squared.
The Dashboard slider above the righthand section reviews pandemic history. Lockdowns were fairly well established globally by 3/15. Prior to that, mortality was mostly around 4%. From that time, the slider shows incidence and mortality rising.
See Wikipedia for “Influenza Pandemic.” Scroll down to the colored chart and see “Infected, Deaths, Case fatality rate and Pandemic severity” figures. Flu’s always hit hundreds of millions in the time Corona has had. Have we seen official or media forthrightness on this? Or at least policy sanity based on it?
Please note the stats for Asian and Hong Kong flu’s. Each at around 500 million cases and 1-4 million deaths. No lockdowns. Just as dead, however.
Even with raw tracker data, even after 5-6 months, Corona has just passed the mid-range of typical flu death estimate (290,000 – 650,000) at c. 400,000 — time of writing — and about 6% mortality, infecting c. 7 million.
For 2019-nCoV, prestigious medical journal Lancet reported 15% mortality in China very early on (Jan. 2020). In March, Anthony Fauci said 1% mortality, while the WHO was saying 3.4%. Mortality dropped due to “estimates” of many asymptomatic “infections.”
There’s also uncertainty and guesswork about alleged spread from these “carriers.” One study proved flawed – but that’s yet another post. One note though, is need for distinction between asymptomatic, period (not yet officially understood) and pre-symptomatic.
Most people have probably heard the story of unused emergency field hospitals. But ‘good thing’ we were prepared, eh? After the fact, that is: Pharma favoritism at FDA (see the “disclaimers” on many well-researched natural products) helps ensure that people are not being fully informed/taught how to become resistant to infectious illness, or illness in general (nor are enough even bothering to look into it). Because: This is all hyped, for one thing, to sell the poison needle?
According to the world-renowned Cochrane group: Injected influenza vaccines probably have a small protective effect against influenza and [influenza-like illness] (moderate-certainty evidence), as 71 people would need to be vaccinated to avoid one influenza case, and 29 would need to be vaccinated to avoid one case of ILI. I wouldn’t even give it “small.”
One percent effective for flu, and it’s vigorously sold, along with questionable claims of efficacy? This CDC page says, …recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60% among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.
Note the qualification, “when well matched” (hyphen incorrect 🙂 ) Isn’t that a little backwards? Shouldn’t the vaccine be matched to the virus? At any rate, a far cry from the Cochrane conclusion, which covers overall conditions, not qualified ones. While health officials and people respond with blind obedience to the voice of authority, for $billions annually to its masters.
Now we hear from authority that one’s own antibodies to Corona are no guarantee of immunity. This prepares us under fear for ‘vaccine-need’. Vaccines are ‘tested’ and declared ‘effective’ by two means, one of which uses “…antibody response to the vaccine as measured in the laboratory.” Antibodies appear some weeks after injection. Flu-type viruses mutate faster than that, confounding the “match.”
But can anyone say why vaccine-induced antibodies are better than our own? My answer: Medical arrogance. Another: Ruthless Pharma avarice. Anyone?
According to this extraordinary, allegedly AI-driven, dynamic interactive visualization, “As of May 20, 2020, 14,321 different strains have been found from worldwide COVID-19 viruses.” You’d have to be a pro to fathom and vet or refute it, but it’s a wonder to behold. Just doing simple arithmetic, that’s about 40 strains/day based on 6 months.
The other CDC ‘test’ actually operates on the presumption that the vaccine works. No properly controlled study has been, or even can be, ethically done to prove efficacy (exposing the vaccinated to known virus in a controlled environment, with unvaccinated controls). There is no data point in the current method, meaning it’s impossible to know who would or would not have gotten it anyway.
Everyone knows there’s a frequently emotional controversy about vaccine safety and effectiveness. While I’m an adamant ‘anti-vaxxer’ (the ‘dirty’ term for denigrative political use, like ‘conspiracy theorist’ and ‘climate denier’), I prefer to avoid that discussion, instead focusing on the fundamental illogic of vaccination, based on how immune function works according to standard textbooks: OK, Let’s Talk Immunity.
One important point is that even if vaccines were logical, and even if they were safe and effective, they could not confer health/wellness, which claim is often made for them. Because health is much more than the absence of overt or diagnosed disease. Not even our wondrous immune function (medically unmolested) can confer wellness by itself.
Moreover, even if vaccines worked, illness they might cause in the long term is not being considered or tracked. For instance short term, effect on the brain (author is a neurosurgeon).
COVID mortality rate dropped due to “estimates” of many “infections” with no symptoms. And most cases are mild, while patient mortality profile comes very close to flu – elderly, especially with pre-existing conditions.
As a holistic wellness consultant, I suggest that an added health assault other than flu would also have a mortal effect on the fragile. But as long as there’s a flu virus involved, well… Best example, Spanish Flu was bacterial pneumonia.
Fact: We are cowering before, and being controlled by, official policy that doesn’t jibe with official figures. This kind of irony tickles the ultimate perpetrators of this fraud. Propaganda über reality.
There’s also the psychosocial issue of depersonalization in a compliance ritual that interferes with natural social connection and interaction – something also under attack by smartphones.
All things considered, it’s become rather obvious to all but the unquestioningly faithful immovable objects – concerning the economy-devastating and life-wrecking, mostly ineffective, unused in far worse scenarios, lockdown hyper-reaction to COVID – that nefarious manipulation is at the root. The Mad Orange Man has put the military on alert.
Global destabilization, pockets of chaos (including wars), and fear – all Elite tactics – facilitate behavior control and comprise the perfect context for introducing a new, very likely Orwellian, total-surveillance/human-control system. Its foundation is wireless technology, and the system is coming in the technosphere, not geopolitically, except secondarily.
Your phone is their weapon. And no “5G” is needed.
Another threat, less overt but no less basic, confronts liberal democracy. More directly linked to the impact of technology, it involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific knowhow. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control. – Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Between Two Ages” (1970)
Please see section The Real Reason for the Wireless “Season”? in Wireless Technology: Ultra Convenient. Endlessly Entertaining. Criminally Instigated. Terminally Pathological.
Rarely, however, do Elite operations have but a single intent. Here’s one aspect: “Some Americans may push back on the COVID-19 vaccination for religious, philosophical or personal reasons … for the sake of public health, mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 should be required in the United States as soon as it is available.”
How would you like to be the CEO of a corporation slated to sell, say, 2-3 hundred million items in the U.S. alone? Could that be motive for calling on servant Fauci? Then the ‘threat’ can be wound down, ‘proving’ once and for all how wonderful is the poison needle for you, and the nice yearly windfall for them. Then, all vaccines mandatory? Total medico-fascist tyranny. The State owns your body.
If you don’t obey, then what? Fine? Jail? All accounts and cards disabled? Forced in-home quarantine? COVID Police hold you down? Top constitutional and human rights attorney John W. Whitehead speaks.
Our neighbors to the north have a similar figure in Rocco Galati, renowned and brilliant Canadian constitutional lawyer who has won important cases against the Canadian Government, and become legal counsel for Vaccine Choice Canada (video begins in French with subtitles, but switches to English, then back and forth throughout).
(Of COVID-19): This is a very planned, organized international oligarchy at play here, that’s using a fear-based pretense of a virus that’s no deadlier than your average influenza every year, in order to impose totalitarian control, literally of the world. … And I say to people, if you are totally accepting the government line on all this stuff without reading the science, you don’t need a mask, you need to go buy some diapers. (because you mess your pants without cause 🙂 – Canadian constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati.
Here’s a well-considered account of the vagaries of HHS’ VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Manufacturers are indemnified (bad batches and all) if you’re injured – short-term reactions only. A corresponding agency, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created to compensate the injured (read: control payouts and protect the industry).
The only way vaccine manufacturers are connected to immunity, other than disrupting and weakening it, is immunity they enjoy against legal action for the serious harm they cause. Since the 1980’s, when the litigation-wracked industry was ‘vaccinated’ by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, much of this burden has fallen on taxpayers.
Sutton’s book documents what many know, that authority figures can be created by (and serve) the power structure. Using money and influence, operatives are infiltrated into key positions for control. Most of these are by appointment, of course. No better candidate than NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, a key figure in the HIV/AIDS fraud, thus a Pharma criminal from way back.
HIV fraud has been proven by Government reviews of the original papers said to prove cause. None has followed to supplant them. Here’s Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize winner for inventing PCR, talking years ago about the science – or not.
In Fauci’s case, a quote from HL Mencken couldn’t be more fitting: “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”
Marshall McLuhan: “Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public disbelief.” Due to pre-programmed beliefs?
Convincing people they’ve been fooled is much more difficult than fooling them.
Peter Tocci is a retired massage therapist and wellness consultant with an abiding interest in exploring ‘managed’ history, nefarious covert agendas, and mainstream/mainstream-alternative news-media dereliction, distortion and suppression.
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