A story about Elon Musk is making rounds, him being tested for covid four times during the day, same testing kits, same personnel, and two of these tests came positive and two negative. It would take a lot to unpack this story, but I will focus on one aspect only – how could Pfizer recently announce positive results from phase 3 clinical trial for the vaccine if its impossible to say who is sick and who is not.
Naturally, Pfizer’s stock jumped up on the news and the CEO unloaded his shares immediately. Guess his trust in the product had some limitations.
Now, bear with me for a moment as I go scientific - positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have been used as the justification for keeping large portions of the world locked down for the better part of 2020. This, despite the fact that PCR tests cannot distinguish between inactive viruses and “live” or reproductive ones.
Hear that? Restaurant owners, hotel guys, airlines, cruise ship companies?
The inventor of the PCR test, the late Kary Mullis, stressed that this test should not be used as a diagnostic tool for the reason that it’s incapable of diagnosing disease. A person is only infectious if the virus is replicating, as long as the virus is inactive, it’s completely harmless both to the host and others.
So, a number of scientists are saying that what we have is not a COVID-19 pandemic but a PCR test pandemic.
Which brings up the logical question – why do we need a test that doesn’t tell us anything important, really. But that’s an engineer speaking.
Fact is, we have a huge drop in flu cases, so we’re likely confusing these two. Government payments for anything covid sure help the charade.
Let’s keep it simple.
Health authorities recommend that you wash your hands often and vigorously, like after chopping jalapeños, and they don’t want to discourage sex, but they want to remind you that the safest sex partner is always yourself.
Happy winter, everybody.
On a more serious note, gun sales are through the roof, did you know that? And ammo is on back orders. What does it say about people’s trust in the government to keep order in the society?
And there are solid reasons for the distrust, like the action of the Swiss health economist Willy Oggier, who proposed to register the names of Covid-19 skeptics and if they are infected with the virus not to grant them a bed in hospital.
Just one example what idiots walk the earth.
News TV are not consistent and the message is not clear. I’ve been through this spectacle before, back when the communism was folding. You simply didn’t know what is coming next. It is impossible to trust the news, because they make little sense.
It's as clear as day - that is why a man walks into a gun store and buys a Desert Eagle, he needs to protect family from the craziness.
I think I’m about done commenting on the world affairs.
Kurt Vonnegut, the writer, said - when you get to my age, and if you do, you will realize that life is not over, but the story is.
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler