2020-09-09 23:45:46 UTC
with links to the USA (hint hint must be Trump's fault), "spreading
conspiracies and false information about Covid-19". Okay, but what
are they saying, the curious reader wants to know. But it doesn't
say. We're left in the dark.
That's "journalism" nowadays, don't present both sides, instead
suppress one side completely and simply slander those who hold those
views -- whatever they are. I came away from that article none the
wiser -- and less inclined to read another.
Say, I've got my own viewpoint. It's not a "conspiracy" to think for
yourself, is it, and to tell others what you think? If I do, will
they blame Trump for that as well? No doubt. So here it is:
Covid-19 is just a new strain of the common cold (which is often a
coronavirus). Where do you suppose the previous strains came from?
Yeah, just like this.
Now think about the way our immune system works. When we're young we
catch all sorts of colds but the body is stong & agile and builds the
immunity to each strain in turn. By the time we're in our 30's we
don't catch colds any more because we've got immunity to them all. So
old people have the immunities already, but their bodies are no longer
strong & agile. That's no problem until a brand-new strain of the
common cold comes along -- which can then be a big problem.
So Covid-19 needs to run through the population, take its victims
which are basically old people not far from death anyway, and
afterwards it will take its place as just another strain of the common
cold which kids catch but everyone else is immune to.
So all this lockdown stuff is nuts. Do like Sweden, call off the
dogs, build up the herd immunity with a few victims along the way, and
job done. Note, by the way, that New Zealand's count of total deaths
this year is running behind last year's -- if that doesn't say "not
dangerous", then what does?
So there's my own view. Guaranteed not a "conspiracy". And as an
opinion, it's not "false information". I'm so good to you.