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Let the madness stop! In the last year and a half, we have gone from ‘let’s flatten the curve’ to mandatory vaccination; and now vaccine passports are a reality. We all chipped in initially, by locking down, masking, and isolating as needed. Then we were all told to wait for the magic vaccine and herd immunity so that we could move out of the pandemic. Has it worked? I would have to say a resounding ‘NO’ to that question! Why? Let’s look at what has happened.
The Numbers Game. We kept getting numbers every day from mainstream media and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), but what did they mean? Some people sounded the alarm early on about the PCR test saying that it overestimated the cases. That is correct, because depending on the cycle threshold (Ct) the test can be positive in people whose viral loads are minimal and who are asymptomatic. I don’t think that ever before in medicine have we relied on a test without so much as a mention of symptoms! Symptoms are the sine qua none of diagnosis. It’s symptoms -> health care practitioner -&...
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