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Two people-watching episodes this past week brought into focus the real crisis in public health. WuFlu is not a public health crisis, in itself. Rather the grossly politicized exploitation of this novel respiratory disease virus, in service of the lab coat left system, advocated by Woodrow Wilson in the late 1890s and starkly warned of in President Eisenhower’s farewell address, has corrupted and effectively silenced real public health advocacy. Consider two real public health perennial campaigns, largely lost in the noise of COVID exploitation.
I was in my local veteran’s organization canteen (bar) last weekend, having counted the money and updated the bookkeeping. A woman in her 40s had a cough. Her comment: “it is just a smoker’s cough.” That statement called to mind a much younger veteran, a man in his late 20s, coming in after the previous night’s partying with a heavy cough as he went to the cigarette machine for another pack. We have known, since at least the late 1950s, that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and a host of other very unpleasant long-term ailments. COPD, anyone? Listen to old-time radio and you will hear the cigarette companies in the late 1940s, early 1950s, assuring you that doctors attested that their customers experienced no throat irritation from smoking their product.
This brings to mind the much larger scope of 75 years or more of public health real science about heart disease, lung disease, and cancer prevention and treatment. Screening and early treatment have long been the message, grounded in real medical statistics. Yet, we saw a vile lab coat leftist bureaucrat, Anthony Fraudci, stand real public health on its head, stopping preventive care for critical months and hyping fear to his tiny bailiwick’s benefit.
Indeed, when the young, Black man serving as Surgeon General dared bring up the truth of obesity and associated diseases making people much more vulnerable to severe cases of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19, Fraudci and a confederate in the White House Press Corps emasculated him on the spot. That ended any chance of a real public health campaign, holistically addressing the novel virus and the contributing factors to mortality. I saw the absurd result just the other day, coming out of a Dollar Tree store.
A young grandmother and her little granddaughter were coming out of the store with balloons to take to a birthday party at the pizza place next door. Both were wearing the medically ineffective cloth face-coverings Fraudci has lied about for the past two years. The little girl was of normal weight. The woman was short and very broad in the beam. Indeed, there were easily four women moving in rough coordination, held together in one synthetic fiber outfit. Had Fraudci and his confederates not successfully conspired over the past two years, that woman’s bulk might well have been reduced by half already.
Instead, she still relied on a little piece of cloth to protect her from what will likely be a very serious illness, should she catch any significant respiratory ailment. She was going to take the cloth off to shovel pizza slices and guzzle soda. Feel free to point us to Fraudci and the rest of the lab-coat left using every occasion to push the holistic public health response that could have made the difference in that woman’s life.Published in