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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Sometimes it pays to step back in history to understand exactly how something monumental was created. This is the story of how one Big Lie turned our world upside down and ruined the lives of millions of people.
It is hard to believe that one Big Lie could have created all the pandemic controls, especially lockdowns, school closings, and quarantines, that devastated our lives, our economy, and our society. But it happened.
A very powerful, influential person told the world in early 2020 that the new China virus that leads to COVID-19 infection was especially lethal. This quickly pushed a fast, enormous response to protect public health. Was the truth being told? It was not. There was an exaggeration of the new virus lethality for the entire population. In truth, it was only severe for the oldest age category. Helped by corrupt data from the CDC, the overstatement of COVID lethality continues today to maintain public fear.
First, it is important to discuss the meaning of critically importan...
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