(UnitedVoice.com) – Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of questions for all of us. You’d think after months of lockdowns and medical research, the experts would be in agreement about the life and death issues, let alone the social and financial implications.
As America enters the third month of lockdowns, some states are finally beginning to reopen. However, some Democratic governors are buckling down and tightening restrictions or reducing them very slowly. It may seem that some Democratic-run states run by power-hungry politicians are holding millions of Americans hostage against their will. Aren’t politicians supposed to serve the will of the people? What can they do?
Since January, the story that various experts have been telling about COVID-19 seems to change month to month — sometimes faster than that. President Trump, on the other hand, has held firm to the message that while the country and states should protect vulnerable citizens, the cure should not be worse than the disease. What do you think?
Wildly differing claims by credentialed experts have been made since the beginning about infection rates, death rates, and hospital overruns that never came to pass. So who can we trust? Americans still accepted their reduced liberties to “flatten the curve” for the greater good of society. Now we approach 40 million people unemployed while certain Democratic-run states remain under tyrannical lockdown against the will of the people.
US Attorney General William Barr says:
“The Constitution is not suspended because there’s a pandemic.”
A COVID-19 Vaccine Close?
We’re told that a vaccine may be available by the end of this year. Unfortunately, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Kavita Patel, both trusted experts say, that’s possible but highly unlikely. Until then, governors in California, Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey say they cannot fully reopen their state until one exists. Should the people attempt to remove these power-hungry politicians from office or accept them as their unwitting jailor?
Experts in infectious diseases say a vaccine may help, but it won’t cure the disease. At best, one can expect a lower risk of contracting the virus and having fewer or less mild symptoms.
The CDC reports during the 2019-2020 flu season, there were 410,000-740,000 hospitalizations and 24,000-62,000 deaths in the United States.
More Collateral Damage
According to Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 58 million people in the US have a mental illness. Additionally, over 120,000 Americans die every year from drug overdoses. Suicide is one of the top causes of death. And the real elephant in the room… the third leading cause of death is… wait for it… “medical errors” responsible for killing an estimated 250,000 Americans each year.
That was BEFORE COVID-19.
According to one model, if unemployment increases 20% and remains there for 1 year, there would be an additional 40,000 deaths due to suicide and drug overdoses, and 2 million additional people addicted to illegal drugs.
We heard that respirators were the key to saving lives, then learned that 25% of respirator patients died. Could those deaths have been avoided with “alternative” or “holistic” treatments? We may never know since these options are not even mentioned in the mainstream media.
Here are a few questions to ponder:
Are certain governors choosing to listen only to scientists and physicians who are telling them what they want to hear and ignoring credible advice of other experts at the expense of the people they serve?
By the ultimate law of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the governor’s first duty is to safeguard our rights. When might the people have enough cause to demand the legal removal of the very government that is attempting to strip Americans of their rights?
If there is no legal basis for governors to keep us at home or to close our businesses, should the people reopen the cities against the will of the government?
Answers to these questions shed a whole new light on this pandemic.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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