Quebec is under curfew again. Restaurants and gyms are closed, and our children’s return to school delayed.
Some days, like today, I feel like I am the only person who hasn’t learnt anything new and significant about Covid these past 2 years. I am still guilty of repeating the same stuff that I spoke and wrote about as early as January of 2020.
For example, before there was even any discussion about developing a vaccine, I wrote that “hoping for a vaccine for coronaviruses has proven to be an exercise in futility. This is because the viruses mutate very quickly…”
Perhaps this is why even restaurants requiring a vaccine passport to enter are now shutdown, again.
Almost 2 years ago I also wrote:
“Children are generally not suffering from the coronavirus. This is most likely due to their stronger innate immune systems, allowing them to fight off infections with relative ease compared to the older and sicker population.”
Despite lots of fear mongering to create nervous and anxious parents, not a single shred of evidence has shown our children to be in any real danger. It’s just one more fact that has consistently held true from day 1. But yet I felt the need to publish several more articles to help calm down parents every time a new variant was falsely declared a danger to children.
In April of 2020 I wrote that the draconian lockdowns would harm many people and lead to more deaths. And exactly one year later I published an article, entitled “One size fits all Covid-19 measures lead to more deaths in younger people”, showing how these predictions had unfortunately come true.
From the very start of the pandemic, a time where misleading infection fatality rates were being thrown around carelessly, I repeated that misrepresenting evidence would lead the public to lose faith in science itself. Correcting poor interpretations of data was a constant theme of mine. For example, my video entitled “Covid-19 Vaccines: The Misrepresentation of Science” explained how the jab was never truly shown to be “95% effective” as falsely advertised by vaccine manufacturers. Over a year later, real world data leaves no room for argument there either.
I also relentlessly advocated that we turn to real health measures, and published a two part article on immunosenescence – highlighting the clear scientific evidence that a proper plant-based diet along with exercise can defeat Covid-19. The first part was published in May of 2020, and exactly a year later more Covid-19 studies emerged confirming my conclusions.
I would go on were it not for my being fed up with hearing myself repeating the same things, over and over again. At least the “media experts” flip flop and keep things interesting, never fazed by the amount of times they get it wrong.
But here I am, again, questioning myself. They say that “experts” and politicians are doing the best they can with the data available to them at any given time, and so we have to cut them some slack. Yet all of the data I’ve looked at, from day 1, has continued to be incredibly consistent.
So here it is again…
Our disproportionate focus on lockdowns, curfews, face masks, and waiting for vaccines to save us is a death sentence for many people, both young and old. This is now an indisputable fact that no longer needs debating. It is time to come together and have a better dialogue, and to push our politicians to invest in eliminating the vulnerabilities that have plagued our health care system for years.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the greatest contribution you can make to defeat Covid-19 is to improve your own health. Public health experts that have not continually encouraged people to eat more nutritious food and to exercise, especially during the pandemic, are not deserving of their title. The evidence clearly shows that a healthier, active, and leaner population will withstand and defeat a pandemic better than a community of overweight and sedentary people. And THAT is the most important narrative.
Have I not learnt a single thing in two years?
Naturopath, Health Educator
Markito Fitness & Nutrition
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The issue is mainly political; nobody wants to be the reason the healthcare system is overrun with sick patients. It is far more expeditious to ease the immediate congestion by reducing the spread of the virus.
Long term solutions are not in the interest of treating the coronavirus for two reasons:
1 – we have a liberal government that believes in personal choice and freedoms. Therefore, it is unpopular and even unacceptable to regulate what people eat and do with their bodies. Ironically, that doesn’t seem to apply to vaccine mandates and curfews, and that’s mostly because these draconian measures are considered acceptable for the immediate situation. It’s a knee jerk reaction. For example, nobody would ever condone hitting a person, but let’s say if you hit a person to smack a gun out of their hand it would be agreeable to do so. Same thing.
Second – There is an immediacy to the situation; one that requires treating the present situation over the long term solutions. It is far too complex with too many variables to create social policy that can make people be fitter and lose weight in the time period that the coronavirus spreads, therefore, it is far better to prevent death by the use of draconian measures.
All that to say, in a perfect world, I agree with the obvious thing; healthier people will get sick less. I’m only offering what I know as a sociology graduate and researcher on this subject.
Thank you Jonathan. I agree! It surely is political.
Of course, immediate measures would have been to invest more in long term care facilities and in protecting our most vulnerable.
I’m not saying that people should be forced to exercise and eat healthier, but that it would have been a good time to remind them that their choices affect their level of vulnerability. Some funding could have gone to educating, encouraging and empowering people to make healthier choices. The public service announcement I heard is that we should stay in, order pizza, watch a movie, and not worry about gaining weight because we are saving lives! Outlier anecdotal cases of “healthy people” suffering from Covid were highlighted in the media just in case we got the wrong idea about focusing on our state of health.
Not only did politicians do nothing to fund long-term real health measures, but they also botched their immediate response. Pharmaceutical executives did very well though!
Sadly, the extended draconian measures lead to more non-covid deaths. The highest increase in total excess deaths per age group occurred among Americans aged 25-44, and a similar story is true in Canada.
There is also great evidence showing that locking down healthy low risk individuals can broaden and not “flatten the curve”. Even our Quebec public health director, Dr. Horacio Arruda, suggested this could happen, especially if we close down schools, but then he flip flopped most likely due to political reasons.
All this to say that yes, immediate action was required- but it seemed to always move in the direction that suited politics and big money versus humanity.
We can do better! Here’s to 2022!
Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace
It sure appears to be for many of the opportunists that used this pandemic to increase profits. The revolving door between government and big cooperations was felt all throughout this crisis. Pharmaceutical companies did very well, indeed.