Turns out I was right.
On May 16, 2020, I wrote a blog post with the headline The Humane Approach to Coronavirus Is to Open Up Everything. I gave three main reasons:
There probably won’t be a safe, effective vaccine.
Most big projects fail.
Mitigation efforts, like masks and distancing, prolong the suffering.
Objective analyses of what’s transpired over the intervening 18 months prove I was completely right on all three fronts. But, we’ve also learned since then that Coronavirus cannot be eradicated. That’s because, unlike smallpox, Coronaviruses have animal reservoirs. Even if every human being on earth was free from the disease for one full year, first contact with an animal that carries it, and we’re back in the bubble.
Since the “experts” ignored me in 2020 and everything they’ve tried has failed, maybe they’ll listen now that Omicron has arrived.
The way to deal with Omicron is to open everything up, eliminate all mitigation efforts, go back to normal, and treat infections early with proven remedies anchored by either hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin. In fact, I would support supplying either the the HCQ protocol or the Ivermectin protocol (as appropriate based on individual health profiles) to everyone in the country. Responsible people have one or both of these protocols on hand, in the home, for every member of the household. (If you don’t, you could prolong the craziness.)
The third point from that 2020 post is the most important: mitigation efforts prolong suffering. Here’s the logic behind that assertion:
Mitigation slows the spread, but coronavirus cannot be eradicated, and the vaccines failed to prevent infection, transmission, severe illness, or death.
Therefore, everyone will eventually get it (more or less). Once you get, you develop more robust immunity (unless you get vaccinated after recovery, wherein the vaccine destroys your natural immunity.)
Only when a significant portion of the population acquires natural immunity will the virus lose its stranglehold on the human imagination and fade into a another fact of life like the flu and chickenpox.
Now that Omicron has captured the imaginations of world “leaders” and the paranoid Covidians we have an opportunity to finally get this right.
Just open everything up and go about life.
It’s really that simple. Anyone who tells you otherwise is manipulating you for personal gain. Ignore them.