It has been approx. 2 years now since the novel virus first started being covered in our country’s news media.
It has been approx. 2 years now that we have tried to manage, control, and ultimately eradicate a virus through varying measures.
How have we done?
Let’s run with a little thought experiment. Let’s consider the other options that were always available to us but never given any consideration…
Now, let me try and expand the narrative and consider this alternative point of view. In those two years, what would our country look like now if we would have focused on the following measures instead of the course of action we have seen play out… what would have been the outcome if facts instead of fear drove public policy? What would have been the results if scientists instead of bureaucrats lead the pandemic response efforts?.
-In 2 years, how many people could we have moved out of the “high risk” category using exercise and diet instead of pharmaceutical intervention?
-How many people could we have saved if we had started them exercising and eating the right foods at the outset of the pandemic? 2 years of exercise can take one a long way…
-In two years, how many millions of obese Americans could we help if we just allocated the time, money, and resources to getting them moving instead of using all of those resources on trying to get them inoculated.? This option still applies, yet how much effort do you see publicly to combat the obesity epidemic in America? How many commercials, how much funding, how many social media posts and celebrity endorsements?
-Moving forward, why do we not turn to what we can do to help people’s immune systems naturally fight off infection and disease and make being unhealth socially unacceptable and taboo/ as we have seen with this pandemic to those who do not mask and jab/, instead of turning a blind eye to the morbidly obese and saying its unkind to try and get them to change. Why the double standard?
-Instead, over the last 2 years we have demonized healthy persons because they wish to live their life freely from pharmaceutical intervention, which we know is mostly ineffective…How much change could we effect if we turned our media machine towards proven healthy measures (diet, exercise, sleep, mental health help) instead of intimidation ads, coercion, and borderline extortion (lottery and free college education??) advertisements schemes.
-What would the cost to the country have been if we would have focused on preventative measures of healthy lifestyle, diet, exercise, and proper sleep hygiene, instead of R&D, vaccine manufacturing, government mandated shutdowns, testing and tracing, stimulus payments and ultimately explosive inflation?
-How many exercise professionals could we have employed, facilities created, awareness and marketing campaigns could we have produced to get people healthy instead of the scare tactics and bullying and intimidation campaigns we see today?
-Why don’t we continue to entice people to control what they can actually control? Themselves and their health, instead of trying to create a zero risk/ sterile society at the expense of the healthy and our individual freedoms?
-Why do we target the healthy populations, people that are more than capable of fighting off a viral infection with their own immune system, by barring them from certain facilities, jobs, entertainment venues?
-Why are we not talking about the modern-day discrimination this is creating against the people that have prioritized and maintained a lifestyle of health. Examples include abusing them politically, barring them from important functions including governmental buildings and schools, discriminating against them in the workplace, travel and entertainment venues and publicly shaming them in person and via social media…
-How are we to make sense of destroying our economy, education system and ultimately society for 2 years for something we have known all along to be 99.9% survivable?
-Think critically… who would craft this message that your life as you once knew it, depends on a jab…?
-Who would create the narrative that health, exercise, and diet are not as important, but a man-made/ created immune response is the all mighty?
-Who does this narrative benefit, and what does the alternative narrative threaten? Follow the money?
-Why is any opposition to this narrative oppressed so harshly?
-How deadly is the trend we are creating of silencing dissenting scientific opinion, dismissing any opposing evidence, discouraging debate, and ultimately creating pseudo-science, forever destroying our trust in the scientific process and its results?
Think, where would our economy, education and society be today if we would have chosen health and wellness over pharmaceutical indoctrination… compare other countries and how their responses differed from ours. What were the outcomes?
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