Monday, June 8, 2020

Yosemite Was Closed?!?!

I've been to Yosemite. It is vast and indescribably beautiful. People have called it a wilderness "church." The description is apt.
Until a few minutes ago, I had no idea anyone would have the insane idea to close Yosemite for coronavirus, let alone actually do such a thing. It is just too absurd to imagine. It is as if public health officials had regressed to the 19th Century "miasma theory" (mysterious, almost supernatural, "bad air" caused diseases) when dealing with coronavirus (CV).

Look at the photo above. Then, look at the photo (from one of yesterday's George Floyd protests) below.
Yet, according to public health officials, protesting is fine but you must have a reservation for the vastness of Yosemite?! Have they forgotten everything science has learned about how viral illness spreads?

In today's "throw something at the wall and see if it sticks" news from the field of public health, the World Health Organization today -- in a complete reversal?* -- stated the people without symptoms
cannot give you COVID-19! This was the reason for the shutdowns! 

Since just Thursday (four days ago), two CV studies have been retracted AND the WHO has completely reversed itself on how the illness spreads AND public health has said "never mind" when it comes to social distancing in light of the George Floyd protests. This doesn't even include the whole, "don't wear a mask"/"wear a mask - even outdoors - or you'll die! fiasco.

If, on January 2, 2020, a sinister anti-science enemy from a James Bond movie said, "How can we destroy the reputation of the field of public health in six months?" they couldn't possibly have done as effective a job as public health has done to itself. 


* Ten minutes after posting this, a Harvard physician says the WHO is wrong.

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