WAS THE LOCKDOWN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ON BEHALF OF OUR STATE AND CITY LEADERS BASED ON SCIENCE FACT?
Updated: Jul 5
WAS THE LOCKDOWN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ON BEHALF OF OUR STATE AND CITY LEADERS BASED ON SCIENTIFIC FACT?
By: Shira Notes
I worked in the Laboratory Research Sciences for over 6 years so I know that if you want REAL evidence, you have to look at the research. Let's do that now and see if surgical masks and fancy fabric masks with flower patterns on them are really doing anything for our health, and furthermore, if this whole quarantine situation was actually warranted. (Note: I have bolded extra-important facts)
Part 1: Viruses, Flu's COVID's, what is the difference?
Let's take a look at some basic definitions of the "Flu":
Definition of influenza(Merriam Webster Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/influenza)
1a : an acute, highly contagious, respiratory disease caused by any of three orthomyxoviruses. (AKA Influenza A, B, C).
2: any of various virus diseases of domestic animals marked especially by fever, respiratory symptoms, and inflammation of mucous membranes
Note: All types of influenza are commonly called "the flu."
So what about COVID-19, is it a FLU? What is the difference?
"Both seasonal flu viruses (which include influenza A and influenza B viruses) and COVID-19 are contagious viruses that cause respiratory illness."
[Rettner, Rachael. (2020, May 14.) How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu? Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html]
IN OTHER WORDS, THEY BOTH MAKE YOU SICK.
Honestly I cannot find any definite difference between an influenza virus and the COVID-19 virus on the web. Most websites list their similarities which include symptomology, transmission and treatment.
For example, after looking at the scientific research and doing your homework, the differences listed in this article are FALSE.
"Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu
· Both can be spread from person to person through droplets in the air from an infected person coughing, sneezing or talking.
· A possible difference: COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route (see details below under Differences).
· Both can be spread by an infected person for several days before their symptoms appear.
"Differences: COVID-19 and the Flu
While both the flu and COVID-19 may be transmitted in similar ways (see the Similarities section above), there is also a possible difference: COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route, meaning that tiny droplets remaining in the air could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.
[Maragakis, Lisa M.D., M.P.H. Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu. Hopkins Medicine.
Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu]
Oh, Airborne, gee what does that mean again? Why are people who do not understand basic science writing articles about science? She basically wrote twice in the similarities list above that COVID-19 and Influenza are both airborne viruses.
" An airborne disorder is any disease that is caused by a microorganism that is transmitted through the air. There are many airborne diseases that are of clinical importance and include bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These organisms may be spread through sneezing, coughing spraying of liquids, the spread of dust or any activity that results in the generation of aerosolized particles. It is important to be aware that airborne diseases, in general, do not include disorders caused by air pollution such as poisons, smog, and dust."
In almost all cases, airborne pathogens cause an inflammatory reaction of the upper airways affecting the nose, sinuses, throat, and lungs. The involvement of these structures may result in nasal or sinus congestion, and sore throat. Any coughing or sneezing activity may then generate aerosolized particles. Some of the common infections that can spread via airborne transmission include the following:
· Anthrax (inhalation)
[Ather, Binish; Edemekong Peter F. (2020, May 23). Airborne Precautions. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531468/]
OH LOOK! INFLUENZA IS IN THERE! A REAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION!
SO, it seems the MEDIA is trying to convince us that COVID-19 is much more deadly. But is that the truth? My Answer, no. But you can decide for yourself at the end of this blog.
Part 2: What do we know about how viruses do their dirty work?
Because we have worked so much with flu viruses we must study those in order to understand how to appropriately respond to the "threat" of COVID-19.
Let's take a look at some facts from this awesome article from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security.
a. "In fact, amazingly little is known about influenza transmission."
b. "As many as 50% of infections with normal seasonal flu may be asymptomatic, which may in part be due to pre-existing partial immunity . Asymptomatic patients shed virus and can transmit the disease, but not at the same rate as symptomatic individuals…The implication of this is that public health disease containment measures and infection control measures, alone, may slow but cannot stop a flu epidemic."
c. The degree of viral shedding in flu is directly proportional to the severity of symptoms and height of fever . Therefore, virus is shed to a greater degree by symptomatic individuals as compared with those who are asymptomatic.
d. Influenza can be transmitted by large droplets, which generally travel 3 to 6 feet, and by small droplet nuclei and aerosols, which can remain suspended in the air for prolonged periods and travel significant distances . Studies have suggested that small particles appear to be more infectious. Both the degree of infectivity and the severity of illness are directly related to particle size… In conclusion, the evidence supports the notion that large droplet spread is the principal mode of transmission, but small particle spread of flu may occur as well. Therefore, measures that reduce only large droplet transmission can be expected to slow but not stop the spread of the disease.
e. " Surgical masks reduce the dispersal of large respiratory droplets when worn by infected patients; however, there have been no studies of the use of masks for preventing transmission of flu. Surgical masks were clearly associated with protecting healthcare workers from SARS . N95 masks and powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) provided additional protection . Current CDC guidelines for influenza infection control call for the use of droplet precautions, which include the use of surgical masks . This is reasonable in the context of a disease with a low case fatality rate, widespread partial immunity, and widespread community transmission such as is the case in a normal flu season. In the setting of a highly lethal novel virus, however, such as might be the case in an H5N1 pandemic, airborne precautions that include the use of N95 masks or PAPRs would clearly be advisable, at least until the virus becomes ubiquitous. This is consistent with the current CDC guidelines for avian influenza ."
Note: He says N95 masks or PAPR's, not surgical masks. So, what is with all of these new trendy face masks? Are we kidding?
f. " Quarantine is commonly meant to convey the large-scale sequestering of persons with the purpose of trying to stop the spread of a contagious disease. It is different from isolation, in which symptomatic persons with a contagious disease are isolated individually so they do not infect others. There are no studies of quarantine in the setting of influenza. Experience with the SARS epidemic suggests that large scale quarantine of a population or geographic location is logistically very difficult . Further, mathematical models of quarantine for flu show that there must be a nearly perfect degree of limitation of travel to be effective ."
[Toner, Eric M.D. (2005). Do Public Health and Infection Control Measures Work to Prevent the Spread of Flu? Clinicians' Biosecurity News. Retrieved from https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/cbn/2005/cbnreport_103105.html]
e. "Current CDC guidelines for influenza infection control call for the use of droplet precautions, which include the use of surgical masks ."
I don't know about you but I need some further explanation on the effectiveness of the mass use of surgical masks which are required now in many states including here in California. Let's take a look at reference .
Part 3: What is with this new fashion trend of medical masks?
Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Seasonal Influenza Transmission, Guidelines and Recommendations.
This site reviews prior CDC guidelines regarding viral transmission in an epidemic, and also refers to the last bad outbreak of H1N1 in 2009. Remember, based on my research, Influenza viruses and COVID viruses are transmitted via the same routes.
a. " The following recommendations focus on the appropriate use of masks as part of a group of influenza control strategies in healthcare settings. Masks are not usually recommended in non-healthcare settings; however, this guidance provides other strategies for limiting the spread of influenza viruses in the community.
b. "Adults can shed influenza virus 1 day before symptoms appear and up to approximately 5 to 7 days after onset of illness; thus, the selective use of masks (e.g., in proximity to a known symptomatic person) may not effectively limit transmission in the community. Young children, immunocompromised persons of any age, and critically ill patients with influenza can shed influenza viruses in the respiratory tract for prolonged periods. Moreover, because no single intervention can provide complete protection against influenza virus transmission, emphasis should be placed on multiple strategies including pharmaceutical (e.g., vaccines and antiviral medications) and non-pharmaceutical interventions. The latter group include: 1) community measures (e.g., social distancing and school closures); 2) environmental measures (e.g., routine surface cleaning); and 3) personal protective measures such as encouraging symptomatic persons to:
cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing,
use tissues to contain respiratory secretions and, after use, to dispose of them in the nearest waste receptacle, and
perform hand hygiene (e.g., handwashing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, and alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials."
OK, so here at least we see that Social Distancing is recommended, although as we already read, 6ft is not enough to prevent viral transmission of small droplet nuclei and aerosols.
Here are the hypocrisies I see with this rule:
1. Just passing by someone in the grocery store is less than the 6ft distance we are required to wait in the line outside the store.
2. Uber, Lyft, Cabs, Busses, Trains, people are going to be right next to each other, not 6ft apart, these are still operating for obvious reasons.
And the best part for my argument against healthy people and/or invisible virus carriers being forced to wear masks in public:
c. " No recommendation can be made at this time for mask use in the community by asymptomatic persons, including those at high risk for complications, to prevent exposure to influenza viruses. If unvaccinated high-risk persons decide to wear masks during periods of increased respiratory illness activity in the community, it is likely they will need to wear them any time they are in a public place and when they are around other household members."
Right, so if you WANT to wear a mask, all the power to you.
And finally a recent paper on the usefulness of everyone wearing medical masks!!!
"Since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the use of face masks has become ubiquitous in China and other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan. Some provinces and municipalities in China have enforced compulsory face mask policies in public areas; however, China's national guideline has adopted a risk-based approach in offering recommendations for using face masks among health-care workers and the general public. We compared face mask use recommendations by different health authorities (panel ). Despite the consistency in the recommendation that symptomatic individuals and those in health-care settings should use face masks, discrepancies were observed in the general public and community settings.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 For example, the US Surgeon General advised against buying masks for use by healthy people. One important reason to discourage widespread use of face masks is to preserve limited supplies for professional use in health-care settings. Universal face mask use in the community has also been discouraged with the argument that face masks provide no effective protection against coronavirus infection."
[Feng, S., Shen, C., Xia, N., Song, W., Fan, M., & Cowling, B. J. (2020). Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 8(5), 434–436. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30134-X]
Let's examine this further: Here are the current guidelines for flu (viral) prevention from the Centers for Disease Control:
Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
Guidelines and Recommendations
The following guidance is current for the 2019-2020 influenza season. Please see Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – United States, 2019-20 for the latest information regarding recommended influenza vaccines. Please see Antiviral Drugs: Information for Health Care Professionals for the current summary of recommendations for clinical practice regarding the use of influenza antiviral medications.
This guidance supersedes previous CDC guidance for both seasonal influenza and the Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, which was written to apply uniquely to the special circumstances of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic as they existed in October 2009. As stated in that document, CDC planned to update the guidance as new information became available. In particular, one major change from the spring and fall of 2009 is the widespread availability of a safe and effective vaccine for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. Components of this vaccine have been included in the 2010-2011 trivalent seasonal vaccine. Second, the overall risk of hospitalization and death among people infected with this strain was uncertain in spring and fall of 2009, but is now known to be substantially lower than pre-pandemic assumptions. In addition, more information has been recently published or presented indicating that face mask use and hand hygiene reduce the risk of influenza infection in health care and household settings. The current circumstances and new information justify an update of the recommendations.
This updated guidance continues to emphasize the importance of a comprehensive influenza prevention strategy that can be applied across the entire spectrum of healthcare settings. CDC will continue to evaluate new information as it becomes available and will update or expand this guidance as needed. Additional information on influenza prevention, treatment, and control can be found on Seasonal Influenza (Flu) web site.
Definition of Healthcare Settings
For the purposes of this guidance, healthcare settings include, but are not limited to, acute-care hospitals; long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities; physicians’ offices; urgent-care centers, outpatient clinics; and home healthcare. This guidance is not intended to apply to other settings whose primary purpose is not healthcare, such as schools or worksites, because many of the aspects of the populations and feasible countermeasures will differ substantially across settings. However, elements of this guidance may be applicable to specific sites within non-healthcare settings where care is routinely delivered (e.g. a medical clinic embedded within a workplace or school)."
[Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
Guidelines and Recommendations. CDC. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/healthcaresettings.htm]
[Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Seasonal Influenza Virus Transmission
Guidelines and Recommendations. CDC. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm]
The feeling I'm getting is that the wearing of masks should have only been enforced in our healthcare settings, because that is where the most acutely sick people gather, which is why most of these guidelines were written to protect our healthcare workers in the first place!!!!
It makes me so sad, and really emotionally disturbed to be seeing people wearing mask coverings everywhere I go. It is truly traumatizing to an already media-traumatized society.
Again, is COVID-19 viral shedding the same as Influenza viral shedding? Yes, of course. It's a virus.
" For example, a recently published study of 94 patients with COVID-19 suggests that those infected with the new strain of coronavirus have the highest levels of viral shedding right before showing symptoms. Other studies have shown that some individuals may continue shedding the virus even after their symptoms resolve, or subside; one study found that individuals with mild cases of the virus may continue viral shedding up to eight days after symptom resolution."
[(2020, April 21). Defining COVID-19 Terms: Viral Shedding. ACHI. Retrieved from https://achi.net/newsroom/defining-covid-19-terms-viral-shedding/]
Exhausted yet from all of this virus talk? Me too. But surprisingly mainstream media is not! Deep Breath.
Part 4: Most cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic, what does that mean?
So, what's the deal with Asymptomatic Virus Transmission? If you have NO symptoms, how is your silent cough going to transmit aerosolized particles?
“‘77% of flu infections’ have no symptoms, say experts,” reports ITV News.
[(2014, March 17). Three-quarters of people with flu have no symptoms. NHS. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/news/medical-practice/three-quarters-of-people-with-flu-have-no-symptoms/)]
Does Influenza Transmission Occur from Asymptomatic Infection or Prior to Symptom Onset?
"One in three influenza-infected individuals is asymptomatic.4 Mathematic models of influenza transmission and control have included presymptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.2,4–7 The proportion of transmission by asymptomatic individuals, defined as Theta (Τ) in transmission models, is assumed to be one-third to one-half that of influenza-infected symptomatic individuals.2,8,9…However, supportive evidence for asymptomatic influenza transmission is scant.10,11 If T is small or nonexistent, quarantine measures targeting infectiousness during the incubation period will be ineffective, whereas individual-level isolation, namely isolation of infected people and contact tracing, will be an effective control measure.
OH, OK. SO IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME. AGAIN, IF YOU ARE SICK, MEANING, WITH CLEAR FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
"A better understanding of transmission dynamics is essential in influenza pandemic planning. If a substantial proportion of transmissions were to occur during the presymptomatic phase or from asymptomatic individuals, then infection control measures such as contact tracing and quarantine of exposures would be of limited value. Infectiousness has been inferred based on the presence of influenza in the upper respiratory tract rather than from transmission experiments. Although asymptomatic individuals may shed influenza virus, studies have not determined if such people effectively transmit influenza.
We performed a systematic review of published studies describing the relationship between viral shedding and disease transmission. Based on the available literature, we found that there is scant, if any, evidence that asymptomatic or presymptomatic individuals play an important role in influenza transmission. As such, recent articles concerning pandemic planning, some using transmission modeling, may have overestimated the effect of presymptomatic or asymptomatic influenza transmission. More definitive transmission studies are sorely needed."
[Eleni Patrozou, MDa,b and Leonard A. Mermel, DO, ScMa,b (2009). Does Influenza Transmission Occur from Asymptomatic Infection or Prior to Symptom Onset? Public Health Rep., 124(2): 193–196. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2646474/]
And how many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic?
"As Many as 80 Percent of People with COVID-19 Aren’t Aware They Have the Virus."
[Plater, Roz. (2020, May 28). As Many as 80 Percent of People with COVID-19 Aren’t Aware They Have the Virus. Healthline. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health-news/50-percent-of-people-with-covid19-not-aware-have-virus]
"40–45% who contract new coronavirus are asymptomatic."
"It remains unclear just what the likelihood is of asymptomatic transmission."
[Cohut, Maria, Ph.D. (2020, June 16) 40–45% who contract new coronavirus are asymptomatic. Medical News Today. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/40-45-who-contract-new-coronavirus-are-asymptomatic]
Wow, so most influenza viruses and COVID-19 cases are ASYMPTOMATIC and not capable of transmitting the virus effectively BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. And consequently, we are not "saving lives" by staying home, other than perhaps decreasing the incidents of vehicle crashes. So please, do not be misguided and mislead by leaders who neither understand nor speak scientific truth.
PLEASE, take off your masks, (unless you're in bed with a fever, cough and body aches), and SMILE abundantly at others, it improves your immunity.
Part 5: Breathe much?
OH, and let's clear this up so we don't see people fainting on the treadmill at the gym…. Do you want to be walking, jogging, running, climbing, biking or swimming with a mask on?
"Can people wear masks while exercising?
People should NOT wear masks when exercising as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.
Sweat can make the mask become wet more quickly which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of microorganisms. The important preventive measure during exercise is to maintain physical distance of at least one meter from others."
[Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. WHO. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters]
And what if you have difficulties breathing in general or asthma? Should you be wearing a mask? This is a no-brainer folks, but I'll let you decide.
Part 6: How many spikes are there in a crown?
Additional information on Coronaviruses:
Human Coronavirus Types
Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. There are four main sub-groupings of coronaviruses, known as alpha, beta, gamma, and delta.
Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. The seven coronaviruses that can infect people are:
Common human coronaviruses
229E (alpha coronavirus)
NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
OC43 (beta coronavirus)
HKU1 (beta coronavirus)
Other human coronaviruses
MERS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS)
SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS)
People around the world commonly get infected with human coronaviruses 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1.
Sometimes coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve and make people sick and become a new human coronavirus. Three recent examples of this are 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV.
[Human Coronavirus Types. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/types.html]
Wow, so Corona Viruses were identified in the 1960's, almost 60 years ago!!! Why don't we know much about them? Are they really all that deadly or is it that people who are older and more susceptible get hit the worst by any disease? (Believe me, I love the elderly, but facts are facts!)
How does COVID-19 Compare to the prior versions?
"The COVID-19 virus does not mutate very fast. It does so eight to 10 times more slowly than the influenza virus, said Anderson, making its evolution rate similar to other coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
It’s also not expected to spontaneously evolve into a form more deadly than it already is to humans. The SARS-CoV-2 is so good at transmitting itself between human hosts, said Andersen, it is under no evolutionary pressure to evolve."
[Weise, Elizabeth. (2020, March 27). 8 strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. Here's what clues they're giving USA Today. Retrieved from scientists.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/27/scientists-track-coronavirus-strains-mutation/5080571002/]
Before I end, I just have to point out this crazy assumption that all of the major viral illnesses came from animal to human transmission.
According to more than one source, influenza and COVID-19 itself were said to have originated in animals and transferred to humans, although there is actually no proof whatsoever!!!
Look at this nonsense:
" The novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 was first identified at the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, China, where officials suspect the source was somehow linked to a seafood market there. Genetic analyses of the virus suggest it originated in bats. However, because no bats were sold at the seafood market at the outbreak's epicenter, scientists think an as-yet-unidentified animal acted as a go-between in transmitting the coronavirus to humans. This "intermediate" animal could be the pangolin, an endangered, ant-eating mammal, according to a handful of studies of the virus. Even so, the viruses that have been found in samples taken from illegally trafficked pangolins don't match the SARS-CoV-2 virus closely enough to prove the pangolin as this stepping stone, the journal Nature reported."
[Live Science Staff. (2020, March 06). 11 (sometimes) deadly diseases that hopped across species. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/12951-10-infectious-diseases-ebola-plague-influenza.html]
We want answers folks, and we want them now. We deserve health, freedom and prosperity in this world, and that's final.
Just for fun, let's see a list of proven (I hope, at least) Zoonotic Diseases:
Zoonotic Diseases: Disease Transmitted from Animals to Humans
A zoonosis (zoonotic disease or zoonoses -plural) is an infectious disease that is transmitted between species from animals to humans (or from humans to animals).
Illnesses Associated with Animal Contact
o Rabies Rabies is a disease that affects the nervous system of mammals. It is caused by a virus and is typically spread by an infected animal biting another animal or person. Rabies is a fatal disease; it cannot be treated once symptoms appear. Luckily, rabies can be effectively prevented by vaccination. About Rabies | Statistics | Rabies Information For Health Professionals
· Blastomycosis (Blastomyces dermatitidis) Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection usually acquired by inhaling the spores of a fungus (Blastomyces dermatitidis) that can be found in wood and soil. Basics | Statistics and Maps | For Health Professionals
· Psittacosis (Chlamydophila psittaci, Chlamydia psittaci) Infection with Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly known as Chlamydia psittaci) is cause of systemic illness in companion birds (birds kept by humans as pets) and poultry. This illness is often referred to as avian chlamydiosis (also known as psittacosis, ornithosis, and parrot fever) in birds.
· Intestinal Illness Acquired From Animals Including E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium parvum, Campylobacter, and Salmonella. Spotlight on specific animals:
o Reptiles and Amphibians: Salmonella Some reptiles and amphibians can make cool pets, but they can also be a source of illness. Reptiles (e.g., Iguanas, turtles, snakes) and amphibians (e.g., frogs and toads) carry Salmonella.
o Chicks and Ducklings: Salmonella Those cute little chicks and ducklings can be a great attraction for children this time of year, but they can also be a source of illness, so it's important for those who handle them to take steps to prevent infection.
· Bioterrorism Diseases List of diseases that may be used in a bioterrorism event, divided into categories depending on the ease of spread and the severity of illness or death they cause. Including Anthrax, Plague, Brucellosis, and Q fever.
[Zoonotic Diseases: Disease Transmitted from Animals to Humans. Retrieved from
Interesting, Bioterrorism. Again that word, terrorism. Who are the REAL terrorists folks?
We have always been told that KNOWLEDGE is POWER. Yet our city and state leaders have neither enough KNOWLEDGE nor REAL POWER to guide us accurately and correctly help us to distinguish between false alarms and real alarms. Donald Trump is working for the Light, make no mistake. What I mean by the "Light" is that he is fighting for true Justice on planet Earth along with many others, including higher evolved beings that have protected us from Nuclear war since the 1990's. As God is telling me, "It is a concerted effort." Those members of the Deep State/Cabal/Shadow Government, as it turns out many are unfortunately in the Democratic Party, (but not all of them, both parties have historically had Cabal members), are not looking out for our highest interest as a human family, a human civilization and a rapidly ascending/evolving planet. Your judgments of Donald, if any, are misguided by the mass media's desire to stay in power and keep us slaves of sickness, poverty, inequality and violence. We will not stand for this.
Remember, do not base your truth on what others tell you or even what you read, but on what you feel is right within your heart and soul.
Do your research. There is ample misinformation and misguidance masking the truth. Ironic?
Know and understand that fear is a valid human emotion and the mass media is most certainly out to scare you. Do not become a victim of the news.
Questions for further reflection:
1. Are we over-reacting as a society to viruses? AKA, are we FREAKING out?
2. Are we overly afraid of death in this world? Do we not feel that God is with us?
Are we looking to God for guidance or are we wandering lost in the desert?
3. Do we keep repeating patterns of the past? Why do we not have control over the root causes of these viral outbreaks yet? It is 2020 folks, not 1918!
In Love, Peace, and Sincere Hope,
Stay tuned for my next blog, part one of a three part article on how the CIA thwarted efforts by both Presidents Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, to reveal information on advanced anti-gravitic flying saucer technology developed in Germany before World War II and the E.T. races who made it possible.
(Thank you Michael Jackson for your wonderful music.)
A list of states requiring or recommending the use of surgical masks:
1. [Rettner, Rachael. (2020, May 14.) How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu? Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html]
2. [Maragakis, Lisa M.D., M.P.H. Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu. Hopkins Medicine.
Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu]
3. [Ather, Binish; Edemekong Peter F. (2020, May 23). Airborne Precautions. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531468/]
4. [Toner, Eric M.D. (2005). Do Public Health and Infection Control Measures Work to Prevent the Spread of Flu? Clinicians' Biosecurity News. Retrieved from https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/cbn/2005/cbnreport_103105.html]
5. [Feng, S., Shen, C., Xia, N., Song, W., Fan, M., & Cowling, B. J. (2020). Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 8(5), 434–436. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30134-X]
6. [Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
Guidelines and Recommendations. CDC. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/healthcaresettings.htm]
7. [Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Seasonal Influenza Virus Transmission Guidelines and Recommendations. CDC. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm]
8. [(2020, April 21). Defining COVID-19 Terms: Viral Shedding. ACHI. Retrieved from https://achi.net/newsroom/defining-covid-19-terms-viral-shedding/]
9. [(2014, March 17). Three-quarters of people with flu have no symptoms. NHS. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/news/medical-practice/three-quarters-of-people-with-flu-have-no-symptoms/)]
10. [Eleni Patrozou, MDa,b and Leonard A. Mermel, DO, ScMa,b (2009). Does Influenza Transmission Occur from Asymptomatic Infection or Prior to Symptom Onset? Public Health Rep., 124(2): 193–196. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2646474/]
11. [Plater, Roz. (2020, May 28). As Many as 80 Percent of People with COVID-19 Aren’t Aware They Have the Virus. Healthline. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health-news/50-percent-of-people-with-covid19-not-aware-have-virus]
12. [Cohut, Maria, Ph.D. (2020, June 16). 40–45% who contract new coronavirus are asymptomatic. Medical News Today. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/40-45-who-contract-new-coronavirus-are-asymptomatic]
13. [Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. WHO. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters]
14. [Human Coronavirus Types. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/types.html]
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