Reply To: Island Traveler, This Man’s Journey

After reading your post, a scene from the movie Constantine immediately came to mind.

John Constantine (Played by Keanu Reeves):
“They have the Spear of Destiny.”

Satan (Played by Peter Stormare):
[mocking, mimicking in a whiny voice] “They have the Spear of Destiny.”

So let’s address your Spear of Destiny as it relates to the current viral pathogen that has circled the globe. Oh, by the way, this isn’t the first viral outbreak on planet earth and it won’t be the last.

You Said: Top 5 Delta Variant symptoms: Headache, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, cough and fever.
Your Source: Unknown
I Say: Top Common Cold Symptoms: Runny or Stuffy Nose, Sore Throat, Cough, Congestion, Slight Body Aches or a Mild Headache, Low-Grade Fever, Generally Feeling Unwell. Gee, sound familiar?
My Source: Patient Care & Health Information – Mayo Clinic

You Said: Roughly, 166 Million Americans are still vulnerable to contracting COVID with serious complications.
I Say: 323 Million Americans are still vulnerable to contracting Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis, Influenza, Pneumonia and Injuries Sustained in Accidents or Suicide.
My Source: National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief No. 395 (See Below)

You Said: Being young does not make a person invincible anymore.
I Say: No person is ever invincible to the effects of disease. But the facts are very clear about the extremely low risks to those between the ages of 0 to 49. (See Graph Below)

You Said: Being Fake is the new normal too.
I Say: Being Woke with underlying insidious political motivations is also the new normal.

You Said: Risky, because it is the virus nature to continually mutate to be more virulent and more pathogenic.
I Say: As pathogens grow weaker they mutate in an attempt to increase their rate of survival. Although a mutation can cause a spike in new infections, the mutation becomes less virulent. (Read Muller’s Ratchet) And you can clearly see from the graph below that on January 9, 2021 a steady decline of new hospitalizations began to occur; long before there were massive vaccinations. The virus was already beginning to weaken and was in decline.
My Source: Rates of Covid-19 Associated Hospitalization – CDC – Covid Network

You Said: Can we forgive ourselves if our children recover from COVID with a brain comparable to those who suffered from Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Stroke?
Your Source: Unknown
I Say: Why do children react differently to COVID-19? The answer isn’t clear yet. Some experts suggest that children might not be as severely affected by COVID-19, because there are other coronaviruses that spread in the community and cause diseases such as the common cold. Since children often get colds, their immune systems might be primed to provide them with some protection against COVID-19. It’s also possible that children’s immune systems interact with the virus differently than do adults’ immune systems. Some adults are getting sick because their immune systems seem to overreact to the virus, causing more damage to their bodies. This may be less likely to happen in children.
My Source: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children – Mayo Clinic

You Said: Can we sleep at night knowing we took away our children’s future and quality of life?
Your Source: Personal Opinion
I Say: It is important to acknowledge that children do get information from adults’ faces. Children, and especially babies, look to a parent’s face as a clue about what to do when a situation is uncertain—what scientists call “social referencing.” For example, babies avoid playing with a new toy if they see an adult react fearfully toward it. The same is true for a drop-off or potentially dangerous height. If children see their mothers pose a negative or fearful face in response to the drop-off, they may not try to descend.
My Sources: Mumme & Fernald, 2003; Mumme, Fernald, & Herrera, 1996. Emde, Campos, & Klinnert, 1985; Tamis-LeMonda, Adolph, Lobo, Karasik, Dimitropoulou, & Ishak, 2008.

Data For 2019 – Prior To Covid-19

  • Number of deaths: 2,854,838
  • Death rate: 869.7 deaths per 100,000 population

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

NOTE: The misinformation being pushed by the lamestream, biased and politically driven media avoids the fact that almost 3 million of the U.S. population died in 2019. We are born, we live and we die. That requires no quantum leap in intelligence. The other glaring lack of factual information today in 2020 and 2021 is are people dying exclusively “from” Covid-19 or actually “with” Covid-19? Look the following list of comorbidities listed below and I believe you can determine the truth.

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

  • Heart disease: 659,041
  • Cancer: 599,601
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 173,040
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 156,979
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,005
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 121,499
  • Diabetes: 87,647
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 51,565
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 49,783
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,511

Source: Mortality in the United States, 2019, National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief No. 395

Screenshot 2021-07-24 at 15-45-26 COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Red – Ages 65+

Dark Blue – Ages 50-64

Light Blue – Ages 18-49

Gray – Ages 5-17

Gold – Ages 0-4

Source: Rates of Covid-19 Associated Hospitalization – CDC – Covid Network

NOTE: Starting on January 9, 2021, long before there was a massive push for vaccinations, you can clearly see the decline in new hospitalizations due to Covid-19. The Age 18-49 group has remained relatively unchanged since March 07, 2020 and the Age 5-17 and 0-4 groups are flat-lined (meaning virtually zero hospitalizations).

In regards to your opinions about variants, I decided to do some research on my own. I was a former member of the Adventist Health Care System during my medical career, so I checked with the admissions staff here at the local Adventist Hospital. I asked them if they had seen a rise in new admissions of patients with the Delta variant. They replied, “How would we know? We can only test for positive or negative infections.” Next I contacted the Adventist Hospital in the U.S. were I was a staff member and asked a fellow staff member the same question. She said, “Is this some kind of prank?” After we laughed for a few seconds, she continued, “We can’t test for any specific variant because we don’t have the equipment to test for a specific virus sequence. Patients are simply diagnosed as positive or negative for Covid-19.”

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