I wish I could say I am bewildered by Gavin Newsom’s continuous changes to the requirements of opening the state back up. What started as lockdown while we “flatten the curve” as to not overwhelm hospitals has since grown to be reopening when there are no new cases any more. California has been below the epidemic threshold since the end of April, why it is closed at all? Being below the epidemic threshold means coronavirus has not met the prerequisite of a threat to be considered an epidemic… but according to Governor Newsom the test positivity rate needs to be consistently under 2.0% in order to consider mostly reopening the state. Not for him to reopen California and have life go back to normal, but for it to be mostly open with modifications no matter what percentage we’re at anyway.
Sounds completely logical that they’d subsequently need to test more asymptomatic people, contrary to who the CDC deemed to need to be tested, in order to maintain a percentage higher than the absurdly, irrationally low rate that Newsom’s standard is set at. The best way to convince people to get tested, is to imply to them the White House is responsible for the CDC’s testing guidelines.
We were first supposed to be thinking the death rate would be 1%, and now whether or not people are physically ill (“asymptomatic cases were least likely to infect their close contacts,” the latest study found), the positivity rate needs to be impossibly low.
The only conclusion I keep coming to is that they’ll claim the only way of reaching the goal, I suppose of 0%(there is no actual goal of reopening like normal), is with the vaccine. That way they can use the desperation of needing to reopen the state as leverage against the Californians to essentially mandate these radical, new, DNA altering, never been able to be FDA approved (in decades of experimenting mRNA vaccines), fasttrack vaccinations.
The vaccine that is touted as most promising, mRNA-1273 (Moderna), is both funded by the NIH and has clinical trials also funded by the NIH which is a huge conflict of interest. Bill Gates, also funding the vaccine which he hopes to vaccinate the globe with, casually admitted to 10% of patients having severe adverse reactions (100% having adverse reactions); it seems odd that this would be an acceptable risk for a virus that affects such a minute portion and is fatal to a fraction of a percent of the population. It appears especially daunting when trial patients had strict healthiness requirements, and the rest of the world is not all vivacious individuals in their prime years.
The mRNA vaccines are one thing that really irks me about the president. This push for a fasttrack vaccine when the push should be for hydroxychloroquine to be available for physicians to prescribe off-label for COVID-19; all proof shows that HCQ+zinc is successful as a prophylactic and as treatment for early, mild COVID-19. I am however, happy that he declined to join Covax, Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, whose goal is to “speed vaccine development and secure doses for all countries and distribute them to the most high-risk segment of each population,” and is backed by our favorite philanthropist through his global vaccination pet project GAVI, and the CCP controlled World Health Organization.
While the rest of the country has been living a life that is reminiscent of the pre-COVID-19 days (unless there are rioting BLM/ANTIFA thugs destroying their town), Californians are expected to put their lives on hold until they cannot hold onto their livelihoods any longer.