In this transcript of the Common Sense Radio show, Meg Hansen and co-host Matthew Strong discuss such topics as “what is mass formation,” “how does it apply to Vermont,” and “what can be done to counter it.”
It is really important that we treat COVID, and that is the only way that the disease can be held under control. But the issue has become so politicized that we are unable to have an honest discussion about the fact that treatment is the way forward.
On the Common Sense Radio show, Ethan Allen Institute President Rob Roper and Meg Hansen discuss mask mandates. The segment features two callers who disagree with opposition to mask mandates.
The case fatality rate for children is 0.01 percent. Children are significantly less likely to become infected or spread the virus because of differences in their lung physiology and immune function. Yet public health leaders and politicians have pretended that the disease is similarly fatal to all.
That no woman is willing to challenge Peter Welch in a primary ought to dispel any illusion that Vermont is a progressive-left state that champions diversity and inclusivity in politics. The crux here isn’t about the blatant hypocrisy; it is about maintaining hierarchy.
If more spending does not improve academic performance, then we need to focus on actionable steps that enable each Vermont student to improve learning results in math, reading and science. Nothing worthwhile is achieved by simply throwing money at it.
The world will live with the medical, socio-economic and political catastrophe in COVID-19’s wake for decades. If we never learn what caused it, then we cannot stop it from happening again. But truth became a casualty of opportunism long ago.
The pandemic created a new global market for COVID-19 prophylaxis and treatment. Our public health agencies have been helping corporations to exploit it, demonstrating the extent to which Big Pharma has captured them.
Public health leaders begat this new disregard for disease-acquired immunity because rational reasoning is not politically expedient in a pandemic. The NIAID Director Anthony Fauci therefore dismisses natural immunity to COVID-19 as weak and short-lived.
Rather than misrepresenting in order to malign, as Bill Schubart does, I urge the Reader to employ the “steel man” technique and consider the strongest form of the right’s positions.
We can all agree that the steps to contain this virus must not inflict irreparable damage on the developing minds and bodies of children. The modus vivendi would be to make masks optional for them.
Children are untouched by the virus, but they are taking a beating from policies like universal masking that have been ostensibly enacted to confront it. Why must they endure abusive madness?