(LifeSiteNews) — Over the last 19 months I have worked with and learned from giants like Peter McCullough and Harvey Risch, whose humility and sheer brilliance I admire. I have been honored and privileged to come to know the real giants in epidemiology and scientific thinking. I write here as a contrarian and skeptic, someone who has railed and continues to rail against the catastrophic crushing harms due to the lockdowns imposed by the U.S., Canadian, U.K., Australian government, and all global governments (save Sweden).
We found out very early, about one month in (April 2020), that these lockdowns, school closures, and mask mandates were devastating and killing people, and we shifted the burden to the poor in our societies who were least able to shield and be locked down.
Yet we did not end these measures, no, our governments and their illogical advisors responded by hardening them and extending the lockdowns, denying populations (some more than others) the chance to inch towards population-level immunity. They continued the very policies that failed, similar to the current roll-out of vaccines that do not work against the current variant of COVID-19 virus. And yet we are proceeding to boost and even subject our children to this, too.
Women, children, the poor in society were ravaged, and some were hollowed out by lockdowns. What we did was perverse, for many (the latte-drinking, laptop-tapping, privileged class) benefitted from the lockdowns. They benefitted economically, and now some even argue against any re-opening, for then they would not be able to walk their dogs and catch up on reading as the last 19 months permitted them to do.
My view is that Neil Ferguson and his team of modelers should never ever be allowed to utter a word on models or disease or epidemiology. They are clearly the most arrogant, egotistical, inept, reckless, incompetent set of people, and they have who have done irreparable damage in many ways. We are at this point because of these dangerous ‘modelers’ and the inept arrogance of senior public health officials in U.S. alphabet agencies, along with many other nations. We found no instance, not one, globally, where lockdowns worked to reduce transmission or death. Not one. Not one!
Combined with the flawed, over-cycled, overly sensitive, highly false-positive RT-PCR testing, the devastating and harmful mass testing of asymptomatic ‘low-risk’ persons, the harmful and non-consequential mass quarantine and isolation of asymptomatic ‘low-risk’ persons, the false notion of asymptomatic transmission as a key pandemic component, the false indications of recurrent infections, the falsehood of no available treatment except the vaccines when safe, cost-effective, regulatory approved drugs were always available as early outpatient ambulatory treatment (sequenced multi-drug early treatment/SMDT of high-risk symptomatic persons), the falsehood that vaccine immunity was superior to naturally acquired immunity, the disregard of natural immunity in COVID-19 recovered persons (including COVID recovered children), and the need for vaccine mandates, the lockdowns, school closures, and mask mandates have wreaked devastating consequences.
The evidence is very clear. We found out (see here, judge for yourself) about the catastrophic harms (consequences), threats, dehumanization, and failures of lockdowns and shielding policies (references 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110,111, 112).
Just look at the failure of school closures (references 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) and the harms we have caused.
We can find not one instance where closing schools helped our children or reduced spread or deaths. Not one! We harmed children who often depended on schools for their only meal of the day. We harmed children who had previously been protected from physical and sexual abuse, for the school often functions as the vanguard against abuse and these harms are often detected in the school first. We caused embarrassment to many poor children, for they were in no way as able as their more fortunate peers to thrive in remote schooling at school, especially when it came to equipment.
Their mothers and fathers were the manufacturing or service industry employees who could not shelter and “work from home,” so millions of children were left in vulnerable, exposed situations as no one was home. If these parents stayed home to watch their children attend remote school, it was often at the loss of their job. Yet we the privileged class did not bat an eyelid, for we eased into the new cadence with glee. We had it all set up, you know, the “infrastructure” from which we benefitted as now we could lounge around as we “zoomed in” and “ubered out.” And we “Amazoned” with abandon. How perverse!
Just look at the the catastrophic harms (real and potential) due to mask use (references 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40). Two recent pieces in American Thinker help explain the dehumanizing aspect of masks and how it helps block empathy and compassion, allowing others to commit unspeakable acts on the masked person.
We also found out about the ineffectiveness of masks (references 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 (update), 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 (WHO, page 7), 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76). My review also revealed the sheer failure of mask mandates (references 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); mask mandates had no effect, none, in any global nation or U.S. state or setting where it was applied. Not one!
In effect, every single COVID-19 policy these irrational and inaccurate COVID task forces, medical advisors, and governments supported and advocated for failed. I refer to the policies under the Trump administration and currently under the Biden administration. They all failed and continue to fail, and when someone like Scott Atlas came around to help, he was pilloried!
When S. Gupta, Kulldorff, Bhattacharya, Heneghan, McCullough, Risch, N. Wolf, Ladapo, Hudson, Cummins, Oskoui, Urso, Hodkinson, Gold, Trozzi, Tenenbaum, Ballan, and V. Davis Hanson came along to help, they were smeared and slandered. Why? These are good people, real patriots seeking only to inform and educate and bring balance to the debate, so that the best, most evidence-informed decisions are made. The media cannot debate them, nor can any of these inept medical COVID advisors and public health officials, so they engage in ad hominem attacks and deflect from the data and science at hand.
It is clear that what we did with these illogical, irrational, specious, often hysterical, and clearly “political” lockdown policies was inflict severe harm on people. The effect of these failed policies was a prolonging of the epidemic, a delaying of the inevitable. This is especially true for our children, particularly the poor minority children least able to afford any of this.
We caused the deaths of tens of thousands of business owners, employees, and children who harmed or killed themselves due to the lockdowns and school closures. Our poorest were ill prepared and vulnerable. We horribly weakened our peoples. How could we? Moreover, we do not seem to care, for we refuse to think deeper, to think independently, to think critically about the issues.
We have shopped out this deeper thinking and reflection to our grossly inept, near lunatic governments and their politically biased medical advisors, who have revealed a depth of incompetence that is breathtaking. We hurt our peoples in ways that it may take the rest of the 21st century to recover — if we ever do recover. In reality, we are doing a terrific job in ripping our societies apart with vaccine mandates that have no data, no science, and no sound medical justification. None. We are creating a dual society of the “washed” versus the “unwashed” with no underlying evidence to support it, with vaccines that, by the data, have effectively failed against the dominant Delta variant.
We should now hang our heads in shame. You know who you are, you who did this, and those of us who stood by and allowed it. I refer to you, the medical community, you doctors and scientists who stood by in silence or joined in what I call madness, for this is and was sheer lunacy.
For what? Grant money? You stood by as your colleagues who objected were battered, fired, and left with no income. You allowed them to be smeared and demeaned when you could have stood with them as a group against this insanity. Had you done so, this would have ended. You denied patients early treatment when you knew it was available, and you failed to save thousands of lives! You deny the natural immunity which precludes the necessity for the vaccine mandates causing so much pain and suffering. You stand by while lunatic CDC, NIH and similar health officials make nonsensical, absurd, ridiculous statements that defy the most basic of immunology and virology teachings.
The sheer arrogance, aloofness, and sense of entitlement displayed by these governments and their often wrong advisors is breathtaking.
We failed to protect the vulnerable portions of the society (our high-risk and elderly) and locked down society’s “well.” We did everything backwards despite knowing what worked in public health for decades` in public health. For some reason, we used policies and actions for COVID-19 that were never before supported or advocated for,
Why? What was different for COVID-19? Why bring a vaccine for an illness with an IFR at or below that for seasonal influenza, where the risk to children is near statistical zero? What? Something other than science has been at play here, and at some point we have to understand this.
Dr. Paul Elias Alexander is a general expert on COVID-19 and currently works with and technically supports several international COVID-19 research groups in the USA, Canada, and elsewhere. He is a former Assistant Professor at McMaster University in evidence-based medicine and research methodology; a former COVID Pandemic evidence-synthesis advisor to WHO-PAHO Washington, DC (2020) and a former senior advisor to COVID Pandemic policy in Health and Human Services (HHS) Washington, DC during the Trump administration. In 2008 Dr. Alexander was appointed by WHO as a regional specialist/epidemiologist in Europe. In addition, he worked for the Government of Canada as an epidemiologist for roughly 12 years. He was appointed the Canadian in-field epidemiologist (2002-2004) to South Asia as part of an international CIDA funded, Health Canada executed project on TB/HIV co-infection and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) control. He was employed from 2017 to 2019 at Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Virginia USA as the evidence synthesis meta-analysis systematic review guideline development lead/trainer. Dr. Alexander holds a doctorate in evidence-based medicine and research methods from Canada’s McMaster University, a masters in evidence-based medicine from Oxford University, and a masters in epidemiology from the University of Toronto.