It is Christmas week, and even for many non-Christians, this is a big holiday time. It is the winter solstice, the time when the darkness begins to fade away and the light grows. It is a time for humans to do what they evolved to do, be social and interact with other humans. Use your own judgment about what the risk may or may not be in gathering with family and friends. Don’t listen to so-called experts who have demonstrated over and over again that they don’t have a clue about this epidemic and who are constantly hypocritical in their own actions. Especially don’t listen to Governors who truly are clueless buffoons. Use your own brain to gather facts and conduct analyses and make your own judgment about what is best for you.
I truly hope you will all have a wonderful holiday, and enjoy the unique warmth of human contact with family and friends. Those moments are the most important of our lives. Be sure you weigh the value of those moments in your calculation of risk. I will be with my family, multiple households, multiple generations, doing what we usually do at holidays. I encourage you all to do the same if you wish. You never know when the opportunity will come again.
I will keep posting off and on over the next couple of weeks, but please, do have a great holiday.
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Merry Christmas and thank you
Thanks all of for your excellent work, time and dedication, Kevin! I appreciate your voice of reason.
Merry Christmas to you and your family Kevin. We appreciate your outstanding commentary amidst an onslaught of bad information and leadership.
Thank you, Kevin. We have family here from Indonesia, who by the way get a BIG kick out of your posts! Merry Christmas and thank you for helping us stay sane.
Kevin, you as well. Thanks for running this site, an island of good sense in a sea of stupidity!
Merry Christmas to you too Kevin!
Thanks for this site, wish there were more like you.
Merry Christmas, Kevin!
And thank you.
I’m a Swedish citizen. Until very recently, I was extremely proud of our response to Covid-19. As you well know, our idiot politicians lately dropped the ball and went full panic mode, probably due to pressure from the continent. As far as I know–and I don’t want anyone to cite me on this–our public health officials (Tegnell etc.) oppose this development. I believe that they are heroes and true intellectuals and to see them sidelined in this way is disgusting in the extreme. Fortunately, it appears as if our constitution severely limits any emergency powers that are claimed by our politicians. They desperately want to close down the gyms and all outside dining, but apparently they cannot. Their frustration in this regard is a source of joy. (Most Swedish people do not wear masks where I live).
It has been disconcerting to see countries like the US or Great Britain (which for me used to stand for the ideals of individual freedom and autonomy) succumb to Covid-19 mania. Your blog has been a beacon of hope in this time of darkness.
I wish everyone a merry Christmas.
Thank you for reading and sharing the perspective
A very merry Christmas to you and your family, Kevin! And may you have a happy and prosperous 2021!
Many thanks for the information you gather and share, it is very much appreciated.
I join with the others in saying thank you for your great work, which is greatly enlightening and encouraging [despite all the nonsense going on] and wishing a wonderful Christmas for you and all your family.