The Alamo

Our leaders made a simple infection worse.

They totally mismanaged the coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s put aside whether our leaders are evil or not, although this is difficult to do.

There are only two ways to become immune to an infection. The first way is to develop herd immunity. This is a time honored method of becoming immune. This is what every species has engaged in since the day that species walked  or swum on the planet.

The other way to become immune is through a vaccine.  

There is no vaccine, and there is no guarantee of a safe vaccine in the future. There is never a guarantee of anything in life.

Given that, we should have pursued a program of herd immunity, and we should’ve pursued that goal as quickly as possible..

We did not.

In fact, our leaders went out of their way to put road blocks in the way of developing herd immunity.

They hired writers to denigrate the idea of herd immunity. This effort was pervasive in the media and existed in all countries around the globe. 

They asked people to stay at home. In essence they locked up healthy people. They locked up children who were known to have a low risk of dying the disease. They knew that children were unlikely to die from the coronavirus. They also knew that young people would be able to protect the elderly people through herd immunity.

They spread fear throughout the citizenry.  Every night on main stream media the fear mongers were out in force. Never once did the main stream media explain to parents that children were at almost zero risk of dying of the coronavirus. This fear created a functional lockdown. Although the government lockdowns existed for 1 to 2 months depending upon the locality, the functional lockdowns were far more extensive.

They encouraged the use of the face mask in order to extend the fear.  They had no evidence that the face mask prevented infection. On the other hand there is sound logical reasoning why the face mask could encourage infection; it can do so by acting as a personal, wearable fomite.  Increased fear plus the increased infectivity of the face mask yields a low-level indolent infection.  Without the face mask, there was a greater chance that the virus would be exchanged in a quicker manner.   Such exchange would have induced a quicker development of herd immunity.  In other words, we would have been one and done.

We are now the men who died at the Alamo.

We are hunkered down in a state of siege.

General Santa Anna is slowly picking us off.

Our leaders are telling us to stay the course, that the cavalry is coming.

Food supplies are dwindling.

People are getting weaker.

Some people have mutinied.

Some have escaped.

Traitors, non-committed thinkers, are being jailed or shut up.

What are we going to do?

Well, we have pistols. Why don’t we storm the enemy now?

Our leaders say that won’t work.

Why not?

Did the men in the Alamo lie down in meek surrender?

They certainly did not.

It’s better to die on your feet, then to live the rest of your life on your knees.

Our cowards in Washington, wimps one and wimps all, have run up the white flag in surrender.

They’ve turned the land of the free and the home of the brave into the land of the locked up and the home of the wimp.

What do you expect from the privileged class who have never had to tough it out one day in their lives?

They peddle fear, not bravery.

The men and women at the Alamo knew better.

 

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley, MD

McAllen, TX 

Saturday, August 2, 2020

Copyright 2020   Archer Crosley   All Rights Reserved

 

 

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