The Trump Administration’s top trade official has sounded off on prolonged economic shutdowns preferred by Democratic governors.
This week, director of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro told Meet the Press, “Early on in this crisis, the C.D.C. which had the most trusted brand around the world, let the country down with their testing practices. Not only did they keep the testing within the bureaucracy, but they also had a bad test. And that set us back.”
He indicated that we know the official wisdom about the outbreak has been faulty. But he goes on.
“We also know we’ve locked down hospitals for everything but COVID. Women haven’t been getting mammograms or cervical examinations. We haven’t been able to do procedures for the heart or kidneys. That’s going to kill people as well. That’s going to not only take a huge toll on the American economy, it’s going to kill many more people than the virus ever could.”
If there’s one thing we can take away from all this, it’s that leaders who have been on the side of lockdown mandates have either been grossly incompetent or they have been indulging themselves in the sadistic abuse of power.
We have learned much about the Novel Coronavirus over the last three weeks. We now know that people who obeyed lockdown orders in large cities had a 60% higher chance of contracting the disease. We know that countries and states where lesser to no lockdown guidelines were put in place had the same infection rates as those that enforced the strictest lockdowns.
Sweden, for example, did not use any lockdown measures. Yet their rates of infection remained about the same as they are all around the globe. Also, death rates per infection remain surprisingly low at around 0.3%.
The lesson here is that stay-at-home orders make populations more vulnerable to the Coronavirus, not less. Most importantly, we have learned that vitamin D and open-air are our best defenses against this virus, and those are the two things you cannot get while locked up in your house.
It’s almost as if the official recommendations were designed to make us sicker… but that would be conspiratorial… so we can’t say that.
But the most interesting thing about the outbreak, some might say, is the fact that any doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional who came out of the medical system with claims contrary to the mainstream claims from the W.H.O. and the C.D.C. were silenced on social media. Viral videos of doctors claiming shelter in place orders were harmful were taken down outright. Anyone reporting such claims from doctors who had been on the front lines of the fight against the virus had their accounts banned. In addition to this, no contrary health care professionals have been interviewed on any mainstream news network.
Despite this wide-ranging cover-up, the truth about the nature of this disease is still coming out — at least to those willing to listen. But the practical effect we can expect from lockdown orders are not mysterious and cannot be covered up.