There was a CV-19 briefing in Minnesota this week, which I will get to in a moment. But the truly significant news is that after 15 months of thinking we can beat the virus, in a front-page story in the Star Tribune, our hometown media arm of the Democrat party, Governor Walz said we are just going to have to learn to live with CV-19. My God, really, a lot of us having been saying this since the start. In the meantime, how much damage have we done. Oh look, here is another story in the Strib today, school children’s scores on tests to measure proficiency plummeted in the last year. Couldn’t be all those school closings you ordered, could it Governor? And look, here is another front-page story in the Strib today, about wave of RSV infections that are putting children in the hospital, and it isn’t RSV season. Why how could that be, maybe isolating them from other children wasn’t good for their immune systems, which need constant exposure to pathogens to develop immunity. Maybe masking them really does just put virus collection devices on their faces and help encourage infection. It is of course, hilarious to read the Strib coverage and how they twist everything to fit their preferred narrative. RSV was fine in the winter because children were masked and social distanced, but when that stopped RSV came along. Bullshit. It is exploding out of season because you deprived children of normal exposures that would protect them against severe infection.
We could end the “epidemic” and the nonsense tomorrow. Stop reporting on it like it is the end of the world. Treat it like the flu it is in terms of morbidity and mortality for the general population. No more daily reporting on anything. Just stop it. Stop the crazy testing. But that will be hard to do because it would be admitting that mistakes were made, and they were. So more likely we will just keep the terror up, so when the Governor says we just have to learn to live with CV-19, what he really means is we just will have to keep living with his campaign of terror and coronamonomania and all the damage it is doing, with the hardest hit being children and minorities.
The briefing mentioned above was full of the usual terrorization and misleading statements. I will keep saying it til it is finally acknowledged, Delta is not far more transmissible. It does not result in much higher viral loads. If it did, we would among other things we would see much higher transmission rates and we would see more serious illness. Stop lying. We are told to wear masks outdoor, I assume because they have worked so well indoors. We got more equity nonsense. And in response to a stupid question from a reporter, further terrorization about children and outdoor activities. It is an absolute lie for them to say they see transmission in crowded outdoor spaces; they don’t have a clue where transmission occurs. Look at the weekly report, the page on transmission sources–not a clue on most transmission, over 50% they don’t know, and the percent is growing in recent weeks. And that is why we don’t hear much about test and trace; it didn’t make a bit of difference. When discussing hospitalizations, no acknowledgement that a lot of what they call CV-19 hospitalizations aren’t. And no acknowledgment that a big issue in hospital staffing right now is that vaccine mandates are leading people to quit. The most offensive question from a reported basically was complaining that children weren’t being forced to mask indoors and outdoors at school. Let me just point out again that the bulk of the actual evidence shows no benefit from masking children in school and that European countries don’t require this. But this group never lets the actual data and science influence what they say.