Brief Notes on the Covid Narrative Resistance
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, MD, has recently posted “Resisting the Rising Biosecurity Surveillance Regime” — an essential read. The efforts to impose a Biosecurity Surveillance Regime preceded the Covid-19 pandemic, and will continue well after it.
There are larger issues here, as I am sure any readers or visitors to American Exile are aware. Victor Davis Hanson’s recent article, “The Gathering Storm in the West”, on the Trudeau government invoking martial law against peaceful protestors and children in bouncy castles is also essential reading. (Image source: Reuters).
But let me quote just a few of the many highlights from the most recent contribution by Aaron Kheriaty, MD:
The ethical principle of free and informed medical consent—guaranteed by the Nuremberg Code, the Helsinki Declaration, the Belmont Report, and the Federal Common Rule—was abandoned when vaccine mandates required experimental EUA vaccines. Transparency, a central principle of public health ethics, was likewise abandoned.
Succinct and eloquent. I had some related comments here. To continue with some highlights from Aaron Kheriaty, MD:
Our one-size-fits-all mandates also failed to consider the most basic epidemiological facts about Covid, for example, that morbidity and mortality risks of the coronavirus to a healthy child or adolescent were a thousand-fold less than the risks to an elderly person.
… other failed pandemic policies of 2020, including the failure of masks, social distancing, disinfecting surfaces, and most disastrously, harmful lockdown policies, to stop the spread of the virus.
Brian McGlinchey recently offered a powerful summary and analysis of these same failed pandemic policies, and just how significantly they departed from established medical and public health practices: “Public Health Erred on the Side of Catastrophe.”
Along with Aaron Kheriaty, MD, Brian McGlinchey reminds us that USA has no excuses. The authors and original co-signers of the Great Barrington Declaration warned us what a radical departure that Fauci, et alia were making from standard medical and public health practices — even and especially as regards pandemics.
The only possible rationalization for the Fauci reign of error and terror would have been extreme success. Instead, in terms of beneficial Covid-19 public health outcomes, the USA trails the other highly developed nations — and in most cases, by a considerable margin.
Hence why Aaron Kheriaty, MD argues:
Our ruling class saw in Covid an opportunity to revolutionize how we relate to one another and how we exist in the world.
Musing of a Retired Shrink
Indeed. And this came at considerable cost. In her recent post and elsewhere, “Differences In Efficacy Between The Vaccinated And Those Benefiting From Early Treatment”, Michelle Rabin, PhD, discusses how the vaccine monomania of Fauci, et alia led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. She notes:
It troubles me so much that our previously trusted public health agencies are doing everything in their power to protect the vaccines and dangerous treatments.
A concern supported by the observation by Aaron Kheriaty, MD, that our healthcare systems under Fauci’s reign of error and terror were
spurred by perverse payment incentives from CMS, focused narrowly on a single disease: this biased our Covid hospitalization and death counts and effectively abandoned patients with other medical needs. The disastrous fruits of this myopia include an unprecedented 40% increase in all-cause mortality among working-age adults (18-64) last year, most of which was not attributable to Covid deaths. To put this number in context, actuaries tell us that a 10% rise in all-cause mortality represents a once in two-hundred-year catastrophe.
An Unfortunate Consensus
On this “once in two-hundred-year catastrophe,” Brian McGlinchey reminds us that we must hold our public officials and the MSM accountable:
So make no mistake: Overreaching public health officials and politicians—and the journalists-in-name-only who served as their mindless, unquestioning megaphones—have fully earned our withering condemnation. Indeed, holding them accountable is essential to sparing ourselves and future generations from repeating this dystopian chapter of human history.
Michelle Rabin, PhD, voiced similar concerns here. We are fighting not just to end the Covid-19 mandates and restrictions, all of which regarding the public have long lost any credibility in science or public health. We are fighting now over whether individual rights will be respected, and societies will support and even encourage human freedom and dignity.
The Biosecurity Surveillance Regime — what?
Finally, I realize that to some people, a phrase like the “Biosecurity Surveillance Regime” seems either science-fiction or rightwing conspiracy theory. May I politely suggest some background reading?
So far none of these scholars have been successfully labelled by the MSM as suspected Neo-Nazis, etc. And only the last of the five authors is considered a conservative in terms of US politics.
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Dr. Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School and a former Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, by Dr. LEE Kai-Fu, computer scientist, AI pioneer, wildly successful entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, and etc.
The Rise of Big Data Policing, by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, LL.M, J.D, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law.
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by by Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist, fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University & Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, etc.
The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, by Victor Davis Hanson, PhD, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and the foremost and most essential public intellectual of our time.
The remarks by Aaron Kheriaty, MD on the “Biosecurity Surveillance Regime” have a particular immediacy to me since I lived and worked in mainland China from early 2013 to late 2018. I saw the emergence of China’s Biosecurity Surveillance Regime in real-time. (Image source: Trak.In).
But I have also seen manifestations of the Biosecurity Surveillance Regime in the USA and several other nations where I have since travelled or lived. Indeed, back in 2010, a friend from Uganda and I visited the Disney World Resort in Florida, USA. They had biometrics already in place: if we each did not agree to a digital thumbprint, we could not enter.
So Biosecurity Surveillance Regime. Not a conspiracy: a global reality for which we are unprepared. The above five authors provide some much needed background and context for anyone seeking to learn more.
Thank you for reading.