This is what I tweeted last nite.
“It may seem like weird time in Minnesota to be pushing for a different approach to the epidemic, with cases appearing to rise, but this is exactly the time and it is exactly because the fully vaxed are contributing to the case rise. Everyone thought vax would get us out of this. That expectation should never have been set but it was. We are not going to and cannot suppress the virus, we can minimize morbidity and mortality, but especially for the vulnerable elderly, there will always be cases, hosps and deaths. If we don’t accept this reality and stop accepting the epidemic terrorism from supposed public health experts and certain politicians like our Governor, we will never get out of this climate of fear and anxiety and we will never stop doing immense damage to our children, our public finances, and our general public health. So now is the time to recognize we can’t “defeat” the virus, we must accept its presence and adapt as best we can. Apples to apples treatment, this is no different than flu in its total effect, and a lot less dangerous to children. Countries and states that have taken this approach have no worse outcomes than those engaging in every possible restriction on people’s lives and every possible mandate. Ending it is purely a matter of attitude. This has been my theme since the start and sooner or later it will be accepted.”
Long-time readers could recall the first set of posts I ran about the epidemic, 18 months ago. I said then that we were headed for trouble because of the failure to accept our limitations in controlling a respiratory virus and that the actions we were taking in response would do more harm than the virus. Look where we are now.