COVID-19: HOW CAN WE BE BETTER PREPARED?

“Information is important, but for the essential things in life, we need to know.”       Prem Rawat

For the past several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to watch and listen to medical doctors, virologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, and other health experts whos perspectives of Covid-19 often differ from the opinions of the mainstream news and health organizations. Some of these learned people have decades of experience and long lists of accomplishments in their fields of study. Yet, they are all lumped together, and often ridiculed and disrespected, under the label of “conspiracy theorists.” This is often accomplished by cleverly taking what they say out of context. We are also advised that listening to them could be dangerous to our health and should be avoided like the plague. More than that, the mainstream media is employing extraordinary measures to censor what they decide we shouldn’t pay attention to.

Since the 1960s, I’ve always been wary of what the mainstream media, politicians, and health officials have told the public to believe. Why?

1) Politicians have drawn us into unjust wars (i.e., Vietnam, the WMDs in Iraq plus a few small invasions of tiny countries, during the past few decades),

2) Medical doctors, during the 1950s and 60s, convinced most of us that cigarette smoking was healthy. We later learned that tobacco companies paid them to do this.

3) To this day, the medical establishment doesn’t believe in the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. Because of their education and training and allegiance to the pharmaceutical industry, the vast majority of doctors are still committed to using drugs as their first line of offense.

4) From the onset of Covid-19, they informed us of the underlying health issues most associated with the virus. Yet, world leaders, health officials, the WHO, and global CDCs still have not addressed this critical health/disease connection.

Unfortunately, conflicting information and statistics are abundant on the coronavirus that results in uncertainty and confusion. For many people, this leads to fear, anxiety, and excess stress, resulting in physical, mental, and emotional health problems. The good news is that we can help reverse this trend by transforming what we believe to be true in knowing what is true. One way we can do this is by having open discussions and debates among qualified health experts.

Here are some suggested topics:

  • How vital are nutrition and lifestyle choices in preventing
    and reversing the co-morbidity diseases linked to the
    virus?
  • The long-term effects of lockdowns (i.e., psychological,
    emotional, economical)
  • The pros and cons of using face masks
  • Clarification of what’s behind the published statistics (i.e.,
    How deadly is the virus? What does asymptomatic
    mean? What does testing positive for the virus, signify?)
  • Discussion of the varying responses to the pandemic by
    individual countries, including successes and failures
  • Are there medical options that work (i.e.,
    hydroxychloroquine + zinc, chlorine dioxide)?
  • Is there immunity once you get the virus?
  • The benefits and risks of fast-tracked vaccines
  • Vaccine immunity vs. natural immunity
  • Analysis of the sources of Covid-19 statistics and
    information

Today, I see a profound lack of empathy and compassion towards the suffering of individuals worldwide. People are being deprived of medical attention for non-covid related diseases, and millions of people are being shattered psychologically, emotionally, and economically because of the lockdowns. My situation is good. I live in a charming home, and I’m not living with fear and anxiety, because of financial problems or the lack of food. This is also true with regards to my family, friends, and most of the people I exchange information with, on social media, every day. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for tens of millions or hundreds of people worldwide. Because of this “pandemic,” they live day to day, not knowing from where their next meal is coming. Their experience of uncertainty and desperation is hard for me to understand. We argue about some of the topics listed above and are convinced that we are right, and anyone who disagrees with us is wrong. We end up judging each other. I know that I do that. Maybe it’s time to go beyond our personal situation, to open our eyes and hearts, and think about how difficult it must be for people who are less fortunate than we are. It’s being able to look at the coronavirus dilemma from a fresh perspective. A more humane perspective.

My take on what we can do:

  1. Form an international group of experts, including the World Health Organization, country CDCs, economists, and medical practitioners from varying fields of expertise (i.e., virologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, psychologists, nutritionists). As I mentioned above, they would discuss, debate, and decide on the best options to deal with a pandemic. Since each country would have representation, they will make decisions according to their country’s needs.
  2. Create and make available, on the internet, a guide for improving health, especially for the elderly and people who have underlying health issues that could make them more susceptible to severe symptoms and death from a virus.
  3. Make available, to the public, only evidence-based scientific information on the virus’s progression and avoid the distribution of alarming details that can cause stress and panic.
  4. Allow people to have complete freedom to access uncensored information on the virus and trust that, with this information, they will make conscious decisions.

 We have two choices:

  • To accept and comply with what the mainstream wants us to believe, hoping for better days ahead when covid-19 will no longer be with us or,
  • Educate ourselves, take care of our health, have open discussions and debates, and actively create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

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