Basically, I thought two weeks just to slow the thing down was OK. If you’ve been reading my posts for the last two months, you know I am losing patience with the fucking idiocy of our politicians and our government-beholden “experts” who will tell the politicians anything they want to hear in order to keep getting funded.
Throwing millions of people out of work without any end in sight and completely fucking up the supply chain by keeping things closed down for over two months has been a ridiculous overreach and abuse of power by government officials (I am extremely surprised Michigan’s governor is not yet swinging from a lamppost), and I don’t give a shit who you are or what side of the question you come down on. That includes people I consider friends. THIS NEEDS TO STOP. IT NEEDED TO STOP SIX OR SEVEN WEEKS AGO.
Comes now a guy who is a professional epidemiologist and for 20 years headed up a department called Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at The Rockefeller Institute’s Center for Clinical and Transitional Studies who a) is NOT the media’s darling Dr. Fauci and b) says we got this completely wrong and we need to open up now. You can read what Knut Wittkowski has to say here.
So besides Senator DOCTOR Rand Paul explaining to Dr. Fauci why he’s wrong last week, we’ve got this other guy also explaining why he’s wrong, and (among other things) why Sweden got it almost completely right (they should have locked down their nursing homes) and why we have gotten it so stupidly wrong by arbitrarily locking down everything (except we didn’t really — how many of you have “essential” jobs or can work from home?).
In essence, we gave away our rights — temporarily? Jury’s still out on what happens if this comes back for another season — for a mess of pottage.
It’s time to be done, time to go back to living, and time to repair the damage we’ve done to our country, our economy, and our people. And to stop putting our trust in government bureaucrats masquerading as experts while they line up at the government trough to be fed.