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Title: Fighting Falsehoods with Facts (Covid-19)
Source: Lew Rockwell
URL Source: https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/fighting-falsehoods-with-facts/
Published: Jul 11, 2020
Author: Becky Akers
Post Date: 2020-07-11 23:40:33 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 36

Mr. Anonymous sent this link to a “Covid-19: July Update” from Swiss Policy Research. It lists “[f]ully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment” in a variety of languages. 

It includes such gems as, “According to the latest immunological and serological studies, the overall lethality of Covid-19 (IFR) is about 0.1% and thus in the range of a strong seasonal influenza (flu)” and “Up to 30% of all additional deaths may have been caused not by Covid19, but by the effects of the lockdown, panic and fear. For example, the treatment of heart attacks and strokes decreased by up to 60% because many patients no longer dared to go to hospital.”

The problem with this approach is that COVIDiots don’t operate from a basis in logic and knowledge. They’re running purely on emotion as do their Marxist brothers, so far as I can tell: engaged in a drama of good (them and rulers vanquishing a killer) and evil (us and that killer), they cling ferociously to their myths. And why not? Thrills and adventure abound: their meaningless, atheistic lives suddenly glow with purpose and a Cause beyond acquiring the latest iPhone or new Nikes. They love their masks as symbols of their crusade and wear them as proudly as any Christian does a crucifix.

So I doubt they’ll listen as we launch SPR’s facts at them. But we can try.

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