First Child Myocarditis Advertisement Airs: Is Myocarditis In Children Being Normalized?

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With the rollout of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, the risk of vaccine induced myocarditis in children and young adults quickly became a topic of discussion around the world. Because of these concerns, multiple countries like Finland, France, Germany Sweden, Norway, and Thailand halted or altered their vaccination programs for the younger cohorts.

In many countries COVID-19 vaccines are not recommended for children due to the fact that, for them, COVID-19 may pose less of a health risk than the inoculations themselves. Some children have died as a result of these inoculations, and serious injuries have been recorded not only within vaccine injury surveillance databases, but also from the clinical trials themselves.

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Amongst these facts are ad campaigns talking about myocarditis in children. Here is an ad below released by New York Presbyterian Hospital in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University.

This began to turn the heads of some doctors out there. Dr. Vinay Prasad, hematologist-oncologist and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco, posted the following.

“Recently, I came across this shocking ad playing in New York outlets. It is a television ad for myocarditis in a child. She does well after developing it. Watch it. My first question is: Why is this a young girl? It should be a man between the ages of 16-26, the highest risk demographic. My second question is: Why are we normalizing myocarditis? I have never seen a TV ad for this condition before, and now there’s one. Why are we trying to normalize something that we can easily reduce?”

Dr. Vinay Prasad, hematologist-oncologist and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco.

A number of top cardiologists — such as Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Dr. John Mandrola, Dr. Amy Kontorovich, and Dr. Venk Murthy — have publicly spoken out against minimization of vaccine-induced myocarditis. They feel the message being portrayed by Big Media and government is suggesting myocarditis is not a big deal, and not something to be considered so serious.

According to Dr. Kontorovich, professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,

“[M]any of those affected are young people who were previously healthy and are now on three or more heart medications and potentially out of work due to symptoms, even if their heart function is ‘back to normal.’”

University of Michigan cardiologist Dr.Venk Murthy has also noted,

“People with myocarditis are usually counseled to limit activity, placed on 1 or more meds and are at lifetime increased risk of cardiac complications. This can have profound consequences.” “[They] are typically told to limit activity for several months, sometimes longer. This means no sports. Some kids are told not to carry books to school.”

According to cardiologist Aseem Malhotra,

“Although vaccine-induced myocarditis is not often fatal in young adults, MRI scans reveal that, of the ones admitted to hospital, approximately 80% have some degree of myocardial damage. It is like suffering a small heart attack and sustaining some – likely permanent – heart muscle injury. It is uncertain how this will play out in the longer-term, including if, and to what degree, it will increase the risk of poor quality of life or potentially more serious heart rhythm disturbances in the future.”

Malhotra has also pointed out at the fear some research have of publishing this type of data, given the fact that they may lose their funding.

An analysis of relative myocarditis risk by Oxford researchers who published a paper in Nature Medicine on December 14th. The authors find higher rates of vaccine-induced myocarditis than myocarditis from infection in males ages 16 – 39 across multiple vaccine doses: Pfizer dose 2 & 3 and Moderna dose 1 & 2.

With regards to this paper, Prasad brings up the point that, if the researchers used more accurate seroprevalence data for viral infection (which would increase the denominator) and analyzed the risk in younger males ages 16-24 specifically (the highest risk group), the risk-benefit ratio would swing further against the administration of the aforementioned vaccine doses in this population.

A study from Israel found that males aged 16 to 29 faced the greatest risk, with around 11 in 100,000 males developing post-vaccination myocarditis. A pre-print study last year comparing risks of infection versus vaccination found that boys aged 12 to 15 were four to six times more likely to develop myocarditis from the vaccine than become hospitalized with any Covid-related condition

Incidence of myocarditis rocketed from spring 2021 when vaccines were rolled out to the younger cohorts having remained within normal levels for the full year prior, despite COVID-19 with the most up-to-date evidence. The paper from Israel found that the infection itself, prior to roll-out of the vaccine, conferred no increase in the risks of either myocarditis or pericarditis from COVID-19.

The Latest Paper

In the video below, Prasad explores and breaks down a new paper published in The Lancet that asked the question, how are kids and young adults doing 90 days after vaccine induced myocarditis?

Safety Signals Ignored

Researchers in Israel found that many serious side effects from COVID-19 vaccines were in fact long-term, including ones not listed by Pfizer, and established a causal relationship with the vaccine. Yet, instead of publishing the findings to the public, the Ministry of Health withheld the findings for nearly two months. When it finally released in an official document, it misrepresented and manipulated the findings, minimized the extent of reports, and stated that no new adverse events (“signals”) were found. It further stated that the events that were detected were not caused by the vaccine, even though the researchers themselves said the exact opposite. 

Epidemiologist Tracy Beth Høeg, M.D., Ph.D and researcher Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H. have published a paper that includes anonymous testimonies from CDC officials about the lack of science taking place at the CDC when it comes to COVID-19. Many scientists are frustrated and embarrassed by the lack of science to support recommendations being made by the CDC.

One high-level CDC official—whose expertise is in the evaluation of clinical data—joked: “You can inject them with it or squirt it in their face, and you’ll get the same benefit” with regards to COVID-19 vaccines and children.

The things is, it’s been hard for proper research and information that opposes government narratives to be properly heard. The extent to which government and social media “fact checkers” have gone to censor and smear information, especially quite early on in the pandemic, is almost unbelievable.

Early on in the pandemic Jonas F. Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute, published research showing that out of nearly 2 million school children, zero died from COVID despite no lockdowns, school closings or mask mandates during the first wave of the pandemic. After he published his research he was bombarded with an onslaught of intimidating commentsAs a result Ludvigsson quit his research which led the Swedish government to strengthen their laws on academic freedom.

There are now many examples of self censorship. How many doctors and scientists felt one way about COVID, but when they spoke about it and shared their thoughts gave the opposite answer in fear of being stigmatized?

Key Takeaways

The fact of the matter is, governments are no longer capable of portraying an honest and transparent perspective with a balanced look at current events. Political and corporate agendas plague our societal systems. In this case, politics within federal health regulatory agencies and the stranglehold corporate ‘health’ has on politics is clear.

how can we continue to rely on these agencies to provide accurate information and provide recommendations with so much corruption and influence from rogue interests? The truth is, it seems this has been happening since agencies like the FDA and CDC were established.

They are rooted in and thriving off of this type of behaviour primarily because our systems of commerce incentivize this behaviour. Without addressing the core of these issues, can we expect it to be any different? Radical changes in our systems need to occur.

How Powerful People Use 'Us vs. Them' To Divide The Masses—And The Antidote

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Are we hardwired to categorize each other into ‘Us vs Them?’ Simply put, yes. But this hardwiring is remarkably easy to break. It’s time we equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to do so.

Why? Well, anything from powerful governments to mainstream and alternative media is consistently trying to divide us by focusing aggressively on our differences. A look at what occurred during COVID was the ability for powerful people to drive and control a narrative by confusing and divide the masses, ultimately to bring about greater authoritarian policy and control.

When we know how these mechanisms work and focus our consciousness in an effective way, these attempts to divide fail.

First a quick story.

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When we first launched our membership I hired marketing teams to help. They would always tell me “in the sales messaging we need to create an ‘Us vs Them dynamic’ in order to get people to buy.” I resisted.

I felt like that wasn’t necessary and also contrary to our mission of unifying people to create a better world. But, the marketers were right. When we would A/B test sales messaging without ‘Us vs Them’ compared to sales messaging with it, the ‘Us vs Them’ messaging always won.

I have to admit this made me a bit sad. Was I thinking too idealistically about human beings? Maybe. But I always asked ‘Why doesn’t Us vs Them messaging work on me?” Before you suggest I’m naive and think “of course the messaging works on you,” read to the end of this piece. You’ll see how simply it is for this messaging not to work on anyone should they choose.

Neuroscience suggests that this Us vs Them biological trait developed thousands of years ago. As you might imagine, it had much to do with survival in much different times than we live in today.

It essentially states that human beings are primed to make very basic and categorical Us vs Them judgments. In fact, your brain is processing these Us vs Them differences in a twentieth of a second. These noticed differences are your classically promoted artificial constructs of: ethnicity, gender, skin color, age, socioeconomic class, and even something like sports team preference.

(I say artificial because social constructs tell us we should focus on these as differences. We don’t actually have to see them as differences as we are ALL one species. Other animals do not engage their Us vs Them biology within their species – only we do – and it’s a taught behaviour.)

All of this is enhanced by a multi-purposed hormone in our brain called Oxytocin.

Oxytocin has been shown to be a wonderful hormone for connecting and bonding with others that we know in our communities, ‘Us’. It’s often referred to as the love hormone or connection hormone. It essentially heightens meaningful connections with our in-group.

But on the flip side, studies have shown that when it comes to people who we see as strangers (Them), oxytocin creates a decrease in cooperation and increases envy when people are struggling. Further, it pushes one to gloat when they are ‘winning.’ In fact, there are many ways in which oxytocin is linked to dividing ourselves from ‘Them’ and keeping it that way.

In short, oxytocin enhances this Us vs Them divide. But, while this sounds like we may be doomed for division and judgment of others forever, what has also been shown is that these almost instantaneous judgements we make can be manipulated incredibly easily. And that’s without bringing in a little bit of conscious awareness and presence.

Studies have shown that when you expose people to others who look different from them, the ‘Us’ wiring often turns on when people look similar, and the ‘Them’ wiring turns on when people look different. This showed an implicit judgment based on ethnicity.

Yet when those same people were exposed to people who looked the same and different from them but were now wearing baseball hats with team logos, things changed. Suddenly the participants brains indicated that Us and Them had nothing to do with ethnicity anymore, it was about which team they supported.

A tiny change created an instantaneous manipulation of who is Us vs Them. I wrote about a similar phenomenon in a recent piece called Racism Plummeted When People Were Told Aliens Exist. This showed that when humans were told aliens existed, the Us became humans, and the Them became aliens. Suddenly people were nicer to each other and more accepting of differences.

The point? It doesn’t take much to for us to see each other as one, we just have to focus our consciousness a bit.

Consciousness Is Everything

There is much gained in our well being and in society when we become more self-aware, reflective and present. It moves unconscious and often automatic behaviour into a lens where we can ask: why do we do this?

Further, an increase in the above mentioned traits can lead to something as simple as stopping ourselves before we do something destructive out of anger. We can then pause for a short period, reflect, and respond.

The more we move from automatic, unconscious and reactive ways of living to present, reflective and conscious ways of living, the more harmony surrounds our lives.

What I’m saying can bring up similarities to new-agey, online influencer judgments that the ‘conscious’ are more than the ‘unconscious,’ this is not at all what I’m saying here. And I will expand in a moment.

First, I trust it’s clear that we can be manipulated into different Us vs Them dichotomies very easily. Studies exploring implicit bias also show that when we are exposed to different people regularly, we become less judgemental towards their differences.

Even still, we can build self awareness around how WE play into these divides in order to diffuse them.

For example, during COVID government leaders like Justin Trudeau sowed division in Canada by making unvaccinated Canadians less than. He did this by calling them names and characterizing them in ways that would cause the general population to dislike them.

“They [the unvaccinated] don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.”

Justin Trudeau

He combined this rhetoric with un-contextualized and false data around vaccination status in Canada to strengthen his propaganda.

Note, I’m not focusing on Trudeau here because I’m “a Poilievre fan” or anything. In fact, I don’t feel our current structure of politics is healthy nor serving us as people. I’m simply illustrating the ways in which our society has become ‘lost’ in division. Getting out of it requires us to take a close examination of what is happening so we can choose a different path.

In contrast, some unvaccinated people around the world began to refer to themselves as ‘pure bloods’ because they were not vaccinated. This led to memes, hateful rhetoric, and actions like avoiding and separating themselves from their vaccinated friends and families. Instead of attempting to understand why some became vaccinated, it was often simply seen as ‘the vaccinated are sheep.’

Once again we see division, in/out groups, and greater than/less than beliefs.

In both cases we are seeing the destruction and damage that can occur when we allow our flimsy biological traits around Us vs Them to be fed and upheld by faulty information and propaganda.

What is also important to note is that our ‘authoritative’ institutions of government and mainstream media will often be guilty of this destructive behaviour which deeply normalizes it amongst the masses.

That said, we are not doomed. Consciousness is everything. By that I mean, the quality of our consciousness. The ways in which we slow down, reflect, and become more present in everyday life becomes an antidote to propaganda feeding Us vs Them.

This is why we have the section at the top of our articles to “Pause and set your pulse.” To cultivate more presence and self awareness, check out a couple of the pieces of content I list at the bottom of this piece.

Let’s go deeper. Perhaps why I have felt Us vs Them messaging does not work on me stems from: what happens when we have experiences that lead us to feel we are all one and interconnected with everything? I have had these experiences many times in my life. I experienced them through meditation, breath work, and even randomly.

Thrust into what can be best described as ‘sensing the nature of our reality,’ when you have these transcendental experiences you do not see yourself as all that separate from everything else. Sure, you are YOU, and you know you are an individual, but you also have a knowing of the connection and sameness you share with everything.

What happens if we nurture and hold that knowing in our consciousness and allow it to form our worldview? Does our sense of Us vs Them get triggered as easily? I don’t think so. But that’s my experience.

This direct experience has led me to believe that a shift in our consciousness can be one of the most powerful tools in changing the way we see each other and ultimately re-design our society – because it has to happen.

Albert Einstein had some thoughts on this as well:

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

A task indeed, but one that is very possible with the right practice and focus.

Education Is Key Too

Why are things the way they are? We have to explore content that seeks to answer these questions. Instead of using social media for fast memes, 15 second videos, and short out of context video clips, deepen your knowledge. Consume less, but spend MORE time on each thing you consume.

Buying into this fast and distracting culture of information consumption is only furthering the problems we have. Social media algorithms are rigged to build an echo chamber around you and to give you ‘truth’ that confirms your existing bias’. This is not real education.

As for the biological trait itself, why can’t we focus our attention on our human similarities instead of our differences? We can. But culturally we have learned not to because somewhere along the lines it’s what we chose to obsess over.

Perhaps because powerful people glean more power by dividing masses. Perhaps because our current economic systems thrive off division, competition, and having various classes. Either way, we’re making this all up as we go. It doesn’t have to be like this.

For those who might think “this is our biology. We will always do best in small groups of the same type of people,” this doesn’t appear to be true. Studies have shown that diversity trumps ability. Diversity significantly enhances the level of innovation in organizations around the world.

Groups of only ‘like-minds’ become echo chambers and our efficiency and innovation suffers. Yet another reason we must learn to love, respect and communicate with one another.

(Note: here I’m pointing to the uncovering our potential as humans and having that be our driver. Not productivity and innovation tied to making more money and having a ‘bullish market economy’)

The Takeaway

The key is that consciousness can overcome a flimsy biological trait that produces Us vs Them thinking within us. We can engage experience and education that connects us to our similarities, adopts a consciousness of interconnection and a shared stewardship of our planet and people.

Everything from ‘woke ideology’ constantly obsessing over our differences, to political news commentary always inviting people to ‘dislike the other side’ is contributing to a worse direction for humanity. Don’t just sit there and blame it though, simply choose to engage differently. Improve how you use social media. Consume less content but go deeper.

Consciousness is the power here. Why can’t we extend our worldview of who we are into oneness and a deeper connectedness? Why must we fight to shut off our wonder and hold to petty differences?

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'Us vs. Them' Thinking Is Hardwired—But Consciousness Can Overpower It

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Are we hardwired to categorize each other into ‘Us vs Them?’ Simply put, yes. But this hardwiring is remarkably easy to break. It’s time we equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to do so.

Why? Well, anything from powerful governments to mainstream and alternative media is consistently trying to divide us by focusing aggressively on our differences. When we know how these mechanisms work and focus our consciousness in an effective way, these attempts to divide fail.

First a quick story.

When we first launched our membership I hired marketing teams to help. They would always tell me “in the sales messaging we need to create an ‘Us vs Them dynamic’ in order to get people to buy.” I resisted.

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I felt like that wasn’t necessary and also contrary to our mission of unifying people to create a better world. But, the marketers were right. When we would A/B test sales messaging without ‘Us vs Them’ compared to sales messaging with it, the ‘Us vs Them’ messaging always won.

I have to admit this made me a bit sad. Was I thinking too idealistically about human beings? Maybe. But I always asked ‘Why doesn’t Us vs Them messaging work on me?” Before you suggest I’m naive and think “of course the messaging works on you,” read to the end of this piece. You’ll see how simply it is for this messaging not to work on anyone should they choose.

Neuroscience suggests that this Us vs Them biological trait developed thousands of years ago. As you might imagine, it had much to do with survival in much different times than we live in today.

It essentially states that human beings are primed to make very basic and categorical Us vs Them judgments. In fact, your brain is processing these Us vs Them differences in a twentieth of a second. These noticed differences are your classically promoted artificial constructs of: ethnicity, gender, skin color, age, socioeconomic class, and even something like sports team preference.

(I say artificial because social constructs tell us we should focus on these as differences. We don’t actually have to see them as differences as we are ALL one species. Other animals do not engage their Us vs Them biology within their species – only we do – and it’s a taught behaviour.)

All of this is enhanced by a multi-purposed hormone in our brain called Oxytocin.

Oxytocin has been shown to be a wonderful hormone for connecting and bonding with others that we know in our communities, ‘Us’. It’s often referred to as the love hormone or connection hormone. It essentially heightens meaningful connections with our in-group.

But on the flip side, studies have shown that when it comes to people who we see as strangers (Them), oxytocin creates a decrease in cooperation and increases envy when people are struggling. Further, it pushes one to gloat when they are ‘winning.’ In fact, there are many ways in which oxytocin is linked to dividing ourselves from ‘Them’ and keeping it that way.

In short, oxytocin enhances this Us vs Them divide. But, while this sounds like we may be doomed for division and judgment of others forever, what has also been shown is that these almost instantaneous judgements we make can be manipulated incredibly easily. And that’s without bringing in a little bit of conscious awareness and presence.

Studies have shown that when you expose people to others who look different from them, the ‘Us’ wiring often turns on when people look similar, and the ‘Them’ wiring turns on when people look different. This showed an implicit judgment based on ethnicity.

Yet when those same people were exposed to people who looked the same and different from them but were now wearing baseball hats with team logos, things changed. Suddenly the participants brains indicated that Us and Them had nothing to do with ethnicity anymore, it was about which team they supported.

A tiny change created an instantaneous manipulation of who is Us vs Them. I wrote about a similar phenomenon in a recent piece called Racism Plummeted When People Were Told Aliens Exist. This showed that when humans were told aliens existed, the Us became humans, and the Them became aliens. Suddenly people were nicer to each other and more accepting of differences.

The point? It doesn’t take much to for us to see each other as one, we just have to focus our consciousness a bit.

Consciousness Is Everything

There is much gained in our well being and in society when we become more self-aware, reflective and present. It moves unconscious and often automatic behaviour into a lens where we can ask: why do we do this?

Further, an increase in the above mentioned traits can lead to something as simple as stopping ourselves before we do something destructive out of anger. We can then pause for a short period, reflect, and respond.

The more we move from automatic, unconscious and reactive ways of living to present, reflective and conscious ways of living, the more harmony surrounds our lives.

What I’m saying can bring up similarities to new-agey, online influencer judgments that the ‘conscious’ are more than the ‘unconscious,’ this is not at all what I’m saying here. And I will expand in a moment.

First, I trust it’s clear that we can be manipulated into different Us vs Them dichotomies very easily. Studies exploring implicit bias also show that when we are exposed to different people regularly, we become less judgemental towards their differences.

Even still, we can build self awareness around how WE play into these divides in order to diffuse them.

For example, during COVID government leaders like Justin Trudeau sowed division in Canada by making unvaccinated Canadians less than. He did this by calling them names and characterizing them in ways that would cause the general population to dislike them.

“They [the unvaccinated] don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.”

Justin Trudeau

He combined this rhetoric with un-contextualized and false data around vaccination status in Canada to strengthen his propaganda.

Note, I’m not focusing on Trudeau here because I’m “a Poilievre fan” or anything. In fact, I don’t feel our current structure of politics is healthy nor serving us as people. I’m simply illustrating the ways in which our society has become ‘lost’ in division. Getting out of it requires us to take a close examination of what is happening so we can choose a different path.

In contrast, some unvaccinated people around the world began to refer to themselves as ‘pure bloods’ because they were not vaccinated. This led to memes, hateful rhetoric, and actions like avoiding and separating themselves from their vaccinated friends and families. Instead of attempting to understand why some became vaccinated, it was often simply seen as ‘the vaccinated are sheep.’

Once again we see division, in/out groups, and greater than/less than beliefs.

In both cases we are seeing the destruction and damage that can occur when we allow our flimsy biological traits around Us vs Them to be fed and upheld by faulty information and propaganda.

What is also important to note is that our ‘authoritative’ institutions of government and mainstream media will often be guilty of this destructive behaviour which deeply normalizes it amongst the masses.

That said, we are not doomed. Consciousness is everything. By that I mean, the quality of our consciousness. The ways in which we slow down, reflect, and become more present in everyday life becomes an antidote to propaganda feeding Us vs Them.

This is why we have the section at the top of our articles to “Pause and set your pulse.” To cultivate more presence and self awareness, check out a couple of the pieces of content I list at the bottom of this piece.

Let’s go deeper. Perhaps why I have felt Us vs Them messaging does not work on me stems from: what happens when we have experiences that lead us to feel we are all one and interconnected with everything? I have had these experiences many times in my life. I experienced them through meditation, breath work, and even randomly.

Thrust into what can be best described as ‘sensing the nature of our reality,’ when you have these transcendental experiences you do not see yourself as all that separate from everything else. Sure, you are YOU, and you know you are an individual, but you also have a knowing of the connection and sameness you share with everything.

What happens if we nurture and hold that knowing in our consciousness and allow it to form our worldview? Does our sense of Us vs Them get triggered as easily? I don’t think so. But that’s my experience.

This direct experience has led me to believe that a shift in our consciousness can be one of the most powerful tools in changing the way we see each other and ultimately re-design our society – because it has to happen.

Albert Einstein had some thoughts on this as well:

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

A task indeed, but one that is very possible with the right practice and focus.

Education Is Key Too

Why are things the way they are? We have to explore content that seeks to answer these questions. Instead of using social media for fast memes, 15 second videos, and short out of context video clips, deepen your knowledge. Consume less, but spend MORE time on each thing you consume.

Buying into this fast and distracting culture of information consumption is only furthering the problems we have. Social media algorithms are rigged to build an echo chamber around you and to give you ‘truth’ that confirms your existing bias’. This is not real education.

As for the biological trait itself, why can’t we focus our attention on our human similarities instead of our differences? We can. But culturally we have learned not to because somewhere along the lines it’s what we chose to obsess over.

Perhaps because powerful people glean more power by dividing masses. Perhaps because our current economic systems thrive off division, competition, and having various classes. Either way, we’re making this all up as we go. It doesn’t have to be like this.

For those who might think “this is our biology. We will always do best in small groups of the same type of people,” this doesn’t appear to be true. Studies have shown that diversity trumps ability. Diversity significantly enhances the level of innovation in organizations around the world.

Groups of only ‘like-minds’ become echo chambers and our efficiency and innovation suffers. Yet another reason we must learn to love, respect and communicate with one another.

(Note: here I’m pointing to the uncovering our potential as humans and having that be our driver. Not productivity and innovation tied to making more money and having a ‘bullish market economy’)

The Takeaway

The key is that consciousness can overcome a flimsy biological trait that produces Us vs Them thinking within us. We can engage experience and education that connects us to our similarities, adopts a consciousness of interconnection and a shared stewardship of our planet and people.

Everything from ‘woke ideology’ constantly obsessing over our differences, to political news commentary always inviting people to ‘dislike the other side’ is contributing to a worse direction for humanity. Don’t just sit there and blame it though, simply choose to engage differently. Improve how you use social media. Consume less content but go deeper.

Consciousness is the power here. Why can’t we extend our worldview of who we are into oneness and a deeper connectedness? Why must we fight to shut off our wonder and hold to petty differences?

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How To Ground Yourself: A Simple Yet Powerful Technique

Have the British Civilized India?

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Take a breath. Release the tension in your body. Place attention on your physical heart. Breathe slowly into the area for 60 seconds, focusing on feeling a sense of ease. Click here to learn why we suggest this.

BBC News carried a report this morning on Fox TV anchor, Tucker Carlson’s claim that British Civilized India. There is an element of truth in his remarks but there is a need to dig deeper.

As the just published article, “A Flaw in the Theory of Evolution”, explains, ancient Indian wisdom is vast, profound and unparalleled.

Ancient Indian seers made a large number of discoveries using a method of discovery which goes by the Sanskrit name, Shruti, meaning revealed, many of which remain out of reach of the most modern civilizations in the West. The Evolution article presented several examples of Shruti discoveries . In contrast, today’s India is a hundred years or more behind the most advanced modern civilization.

This dichotomy can be understood when it is realized that all civilizations, no matter how great, eventually decline due to a declining level of emotional excellence and may remain in decline for thousands of years when emotional excellence begins to rise and then the civilization begins to rise.

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This is the wisdom of Shri Krishna who prods Arjuna to rise in the eighteen chapters of the Bhagvad Geeta, meaning, rise in positive emotions at the exclusion of negative emotions, and teaches him the various yoga paths with which to rise.

No one understands why emotional excellence should undergo such transformation, but we can be certain, it does.

Appended below are three plots prepared in 1992-93, one for Greece, the second for Great Britain, and the third for the United States. Each plot depicts the number of persons from the given nation listed in all 23 volumes of the 1991 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. Bear in mind, we can only be certain if a nation is in decline in hindsight (see Figure 1 for Greece), not in real-time. Nonetheless, the plots for Great Britain and the United States appear ominous.

Once the cyclical nature of rise and decline of civilizations is properly understood, people will refrain from making the type of remarks Mr. Carlson made. The efforts should instead be on improving the societal level of emotional excellence to postpone decline whenever it may occur. And, this is a well-posed scientific problem which has an auditable solution.

Acknowledgments

In the early nineties, graduate student, Bharat J. Sanghvi prepared the plots for Greece, Britain and the United States, while graduate student, Sundeep “Sunny” Dronawat” prepared the plot for Germany. For these plots, they first had to locate and compile all persons born in the specific nation in all the 23 volumes of the 1991 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica and then plot the data. I still have the raw data.

Needless to say, this was a lot of work that they put in in the midst of classes for which I remain grateful. These plots eventually led to a scientific framework for external and internal excellence toward a better (in the sense of defects in all products and services) and more peaceful world.

New Report: UFOs Spotted Over Ukraine Skies, Reaching Speeds of Up To 53,000 km/h

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According to a new report from the Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been spotted over Kyiv. The report was published in the preprint database arXiv.

Using specially calibrated cameras at two weather stations in Kyiv and Vinarivka, a village about 75 miles (120 kilometers) to the south, astronomers observed dozens of objects “that cannot scientifically be identified as known natural phenomena,” the report said. 

The researchers divided their UAP observations into two categories: “cosmics” and “phantoms.” According to the report, cosmics are luminous objects that are brighter than the background sky. These objects are designated with birds’ names — such as “swift,” “falcon” and “eagle” — and have been observed flying solo as well as in “squadrons,” the team wrote.

The researchers estimated that phantoms range from 10 to 40 feet (3 to 12 meters) wide and can travel at speeds of up to 33,000 mph (53,000 km/h). For comparison, the Lockheed SR-71 blackbird is the fastest known aircraft, reaching speeds of up to 3,500 km/h.

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There was no speculation on the researchers’ part regarding what these objects are, it simply focused on the methods used to identify them and the characteristics and qualities of the objects that could be detected.

The U.S. government has openly renewed its public interest in UAP investigations since 2017, when several videos taken by U.S. Navy aircraft leaked to the media. The videos showed unidentified aircraft moving in seemingly impossible ways, with no explanation.

In some cases, according to incident reports and interviews with military personnel, these vehicles descended from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet at supersonic speeds, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean. They are also capable of travelling through water, in the ocean, just as they are through the atmosphere at the same speeds.

The Hessdalen Interactive Observatory at Østfold University College in Norway has also been capturing some amazing footage over the years. As far as I know, it’s the only official 24 hour UFO observatory in the world (except for our governments, of course). Radar and cameras have tracked and filmed numerous inexplicable phenomena in this area, with the fastest one recorded at an astonishing 30,000 km per hour. You can see some examples and read more about that here if interested.

Important considerations to think about when it comes to “mainstream” UFO disclosure

Dr. Jacques Valée, an academic who holds a masters degree in astrophysics and a Ph.D., in computer science who co-developed the first computerized map of Mars for NASA in 1963 is one of many who have revealed potential manipulation with regards to this subject.

In one of his latest books, Forbidden Science 4he shares a record of his private study into unexplained phenomenon between 1990 and the end of the millennium, during which he was traveling around the world pursuing his professional work as a high-technology investor. It’s a bit of a diary, documenting his experiences and encounters/meetings as he tries to examine and explore the phenomenon.

In an entry dated Thursday 26 March 1992, Vallée writes:

“I have secured a document confirming that the CIA simulated UFO abductions in Latin America (Brazil and Argentina) as psychological warfare experiments.”

Richard Doty is also mentioned multiple times in Valle’s book. He is a retired Air Force Special investigations officer (AFSIO), and his job was to spread disinformation about the UFO subject during his time with the Air Force. Spreading disinformation about the reality of UFOs is no secret. In Doty’s case, he admitted to infiltrating UFO circles, along with his colleagues, to feed ufologists and journalists lies and half truths so that they would never understand any real truth. How do we know this isn’t happening today on an even grander scale?

A quote comes to mind here,

“It is time for the truth to be brought out … . Behind the scenes high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”

Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, Director of Central Intelligence (1947-50), signed statement to Congress, 22 Aug. 1960

Kit Green, a scientist and former senior CIA intelligence officer with a longstanding connection to research into psi phenomena and UFOs, has also expressed and shared his knowledge and experience regarding misinformation regarding UFOs and aliens being disseminated by the CIA.

There are a plethora of examples. But if what is written above is true, it wouldn’t be the first time that governments misrepresent and disseminate misinformation regarding actual events that are taking place. The big question is why would they be doing this?

We’ve also seen this many times before with various geopolitical issues like the war on terror and “false flag terrorism.” The US government, for example, has disseminated false information, and in some cases helped to create ‘terrorist attacks’ to justify the invasion of various regions overseas. Many speculate that this is what happened with 9/11, for example, or the chemical weapons attacks that took place in Syria six years ago. Western media was blaming Russia, while all other media outlets seemed to be presenting evidence that this was a staged event by the west.

An old tweet from Riam Dalati, who at the time was a well known BBC Syria producer. He stating that the supposed gas attacks in Douma were “staged.”

For years they’ve (Western governments) been claiming to bring democracy to these areas when in reality, there are ulterior motives at hand under the guise of good will. It’s so hard to know what’s really happening these days, especially when certain narratives are deemed “conspiracy” for simply threatening the “official” narrative.

“Within a year, the young agency had already slipped the leash of its intended role of intelligence collection and analysis to establish a covert operations division. Within a decade, the CIA was directing the coverage of American news organizations , overthrowing democratically elected governments (at times merely to benefit a favored corporation), establishing propaganda outfits to manipulate public sentiment, launching a long-running series of mind-control experiments on unwitting human subjects (purportedly contributing to the creation of the Unabomber), and—gaspinterfering with foreign elections. From there, it was a short hop to wiretapping journalists and compiling files on Americans who opposed its wars.”

Edward Snowden. America’s Open Wound, The CIA is Not Your Friend

Organizations like NASA, along with various governments, suddenly claiming that only now will they begin to investigate the UFO phenomenon puts them in a prime position to explain the phenomenon, to relay “new” discoveries to the citizenry and control the narrative.

Anybody who has studied ufology and sifted through the evidence and the lore knows that it is an extremely vast topic that leaves no aspect of humanity untouched. What we are most likely to get is a simple, extremely watered down and sanitized version of disclosure – something that will not be an accurate version of truth and that does not represent the true nature of the phenomenon.

Like everything else in this world that comes from ‘official’ sources, it will likely be portrayed as a ‘threat’ to national security. Based on my research, this is an inaccurate statement. It’s simply one of multiple perspectives based on the evidence and testimony available. All of these perspectives should be disseminated to the public, not just the ‘threat’ narratives, or narratives that don’t benefit government and policy makers.

Will the ‘official’ explanation be forced upon us while the ‘ministry of truth’ censors and ridicules other evidence that counters government narratives? This is a very strong possibility as, again, we’ve seen it happen with many other topics, like COVID-19. In fact, in 2021, the European Defence Industry stated they would “crack down” on UFO misinformation.

We are living in a world where ‘truth’ can only come from government, and our right to access, disseminate and examine other sources of information and evidence is being cut off.

In a way, modern day mainstream UFO disclosure could be used to maintain secrecy around the subject by painting a false perception of the phenomenon to keep certain realities about it under wraps. We saw this with Project Bluebook, a decades old effort by the U.S. government to supposedly study the phenomenon, when it was actually used to debunk the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

There is hardly any transparency in our world when it comes to big and ‘controversial’ topics and events, so don’t expect this to be the case with UFOs. Perhaps it’s not the best idea to constantly rely on official government offices and officials to provide us with explanations about such things.

We should aim for a holistic view of the phenomenon, one that includes all of the research and experiences that have taken place not only from the past century, but from years prior as well. I take no pleasure in sharing this sentiment. It would be great if we had a government that people could trust. But it seems that every day more people learn that we can’t rely on these entities for honest information anymore. Can you blame them?

The study of this phenomenon should be one that is spearheaded by civilians, independent organizations that are separate from government.

Three Popular Claims About COVID That Turned Out To Be False

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Legacy media and governments have amassed a tremendous amount of power over our thoughts, feelings and emotions. When it comes to our perception about major global events, whether it be climate change, COVID-19, 9/11, or what’s happening in Ukraine, it’s often beamed into our consciousness as an unquestionable truth.

We’ve put our consciousness in the hands of powerful people who have labelled opposing views and evidence, no matter how strong, as “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories.”

“Fact-checking” organizations have also been birthed. And despite being called out and exposed by the likes of the British Medical Journal, and many others, they are still censoring information that opposes the “official” position of government, big corporations, pharmaceutical companies and federal health regulatory agencies – regardless of what the truth actually is.

After being proven wrong time and time again, they continue to muzzle scientists and promote irresponsible and incorrect conclusions about many things related to COVID-19.

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  1. Claim: Natural COVID -19 immunity does not provide strong protection against COVID-19, especially compared to the vaccines.

One common theme throughout the pandemic was the idea that natural immunity is not strong in preventing transmission or reducing severe disease. This idea was beamed out by mainstream media and government health officials consistently.

For example, in August 2021 the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said despite the fact that people can gain some protection after contracting Covid-19, it’s “not nearly as strong” as the vaccine.

Scientists and other experts in their fields who shared evidence regarding the strength of natural immunity were quickly ‘fact checked,’ censored, and in our case here at The Pulse, demonetized.

Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins provided one of many examples when it comes to censorship of science around this fact. This was from February 2022.

What does the science say? Back in…

Well, there are a number of examples of natural immunity providing strong protection from reinfection, death and hospitalization from COVID-19. Even early on in the pandemic more than 130 compelling studies emerged.

Fast forward to today, the study Dr. Makary referenced found evidence of strong and robust natural immunity from COVID-19 in unvaccinated healthy US adults up to 20 months after confirmed infection.

It will be interesting to see studies examining natural immunity years down the road to see if it lasts beyond this point. Some speculate it could last a lifetime, like we’ve seen with other coronaviruses.

Another paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine had similar results. According to their research, the effectiveness of a prior COVID infection in preventing reinfection is, for Alpha: 90.2% Beta: 85.7% Delta: 92.0% Omicron: 56.0%.

“Natural infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) elicits strong protection against reinfection with the B.1.1.7 (alpha), 1,2 B.1.351 (beta(,1 and B.1.617.2 (delta) 3 variants.”

Protection against the Omicron Variant from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection, NEJM.

I emailed one of the authors, Dr. Laith Jamal Abu Raddad with a question regarding the duration of the immunity. He responded,

“Hello Arjun,

Thank you for your interest in our study. We have been following people for >18 months, and so far natural immunity remains strong with little waning, apart from the drop in protection against Omicron. Our studies continue for us to see how long this will last. My guess natural immunity protection will wane against infection over-time, but slowly over few years. However, natural immunity against severe COVID-19 will last substantially longer, perhaps even for a lifetime (as we see for other common cold coronaviruses.)”

It’s a shame that a proper discussion regarding natural immunity has not been had simply because it threatened various corporate and political agendas, not to mention ‘health policy’ like vaccine mandates, mask mandates and lockdowns.

Perhaps this, now unavoidable science, is why YouTube has quietly updated some of its COVID misinformation policies about these very facts. They have removed items relating to social distancing, masks and vaccines.

You can find more studies and examples regarding natural immunity here, we’ve covered it in depth over the past two and a half years.

Claim #2: COVID-19 Vaccines are safe and effective. The benefits outweigh the risks in all age ranges.

Even today, if one questions the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, they are subjected to extreme censorship, ridicule and ‘fact checking.’ This is despite the fact that there has been concerning data that’s emerged regarding vaccine safety and efficacy.

When it comes to efficacy, throughout the pandemic some of the most highly vaccinated regions on the planet were experiencing the highest outbreaks. There were multiple examples. Yet suggesting COVID vaccines weren’t very successful in reducing transmission was not allowed.

Today we know for a fact, just like we did during the initial rollout of these shots, that they are not very effective at reducing the transmission of COVID-19. This is because immunity conferred by the vaccines wanes quite fast, which is why we will probably see the constant push for one or two booster shots a year – an idea many are suggesting is unsustainable and potentially harmful.

“immune function among vaccinated individuals 8mo. after the administration of two doses of COVID vaccine was lower than that among the unvaccinated”.

According to European Med Agency, “frequent booster shots could adversely affect the immune response” https://t.co/NoVN4PdSi3

— Marty Makary MD, MPH (@MartyMakary) July 20, 2022

Despite the facts listed above, media and government health agencies created a crisis that stigmatized the unvaccinated, often referring to the pandemic as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, even went as far as referring to unvaccinated Canadians as “racist” and “misogynistic” extremists.

“Public and political discourse quickly normalized stigma against people who remain unvaccinated, often woven into the tone and framing of media articles; for example, a popular news outlet compiled a list of “notable anti-vaxxers who have died from COVID-19” (Savulescu and Giubilini, 2021). Political leaders have singled out the unvaccinated, blaming them for: the continuation of the pandemic; stress on hospital capacity; the emergence of new variants; driving transmission to vaccinated individuals; and the necessity of ongoing lockdowns, masks, school closures and other restrictive measures. 

Political rhetoric has descended into moralizing, scapegoating, blaming and condescending language using pejorative terms and actively promoting stigma and discrimination as tools to increase vaccination.”

“The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns may cause more Harm than Good.” BMJ Global Health.

As far as vaccine safety concerns go, anybody who has questioned COVID-19 vaccine safety, regardless of background, has been ridiculed and censored as well.

One of the latest examples of a poor safety profile for COVID vaccines comes from Dr. Peter Doshi, an associate editor at the British Medical Journal, Robert M. Kaplan from the Clinical Excellence Research Center, School of Medicine at Stanford University and colleagues.

They found the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with a 16 % higher risk of serious adverse events. The study was limited to analyzing trial data the companies submitted to the FDA and did not evaluate the vaccines’ overall harm-benefit.

However, the authors followed up in The BMJ with a public call for the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna to release the original COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial data for independent analysis.

“What they found is shocking. In the trial itself it appeared that one was more likely to suffer a serious adverse event from the vaccine, so disability, life changing event, hospitalization, then they were to be hospitalized for COVID and that was during the more lethal strain.”

Dr. Aaseem Malhotra.

With data like this, one has to look at the risk/benefit of COVID infection across different age groups to determine if the vaccine itself could cause similar or more risk than COVID. A one size fits all ‘vaccinate everyone’ policy is what most people have been contending. Not everyone is exposed to the same level of risk, and asking them to assume risks from an intervention they don’t need is an ethical question ignored by government policy.

There have also been concerning injuries reported during trials. Maddie De Garay is one example. She was severely injured during her participation in Pfizer’s clinical trials for 12-15 year olds. You can read more about her story here. Again, should children be given a medical treatment for an illness that poses them almost no risk?

One of the biggest concerns is the lack of transparency and poor data collection on the part of many governments. This means that those who are using public data to draw conclusions are may be misled. Data that paints a more accurate picture is often not being considered.

For example, researchers in Israel found that many serious side effects from COVID-19 vaccines were in fact long-term, including ones not listed by Pfizer, and established a causal relationship with the vaccine. Yet, instead of publishing the findings to the public, the Ministry of Health withheld the findings for nearly two months. When it finally released in an official document, it misrepresented and manipulated the findings, minimized the extent of reports, and stated that no new adverse events (“signals”) were found. It further stated that the events that were detected were not caused by the vaccine, even though the researchers themselves said the exact opposite. 

“In fact, since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, many Israeli experts have expressed serious concerns regarding the ability of the IMOH to monitor the safety of the vaccine and provide reliable data to the world. Nevertheless, the IMOH told the Israeli public, the FDA, and the entire world that they have a surveillance system, and that they are closely monitoring the data.”

Yaffa Shir-Raz, PhD. Risk communication researcher and a teaching fellow at the University of Haifa and Reichman University.

There are multiple examples of this type of fraud from around the world. But many researchers are simply not acknowledging or factoring in this manipulation into their calculations.

Epidemiologist Tracy Beth Høeg, M.D., Ph.D and researcher Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H. have published a paper that includes anonymous testimonies from CDC officials about the lack of science taking place at the CDC when it comes to COVID-19. Many scientists are frustrated and embarrassed by the lack of science to support recommendations being made by the CDC.

Approximately 50 percent of vaccine injuries reported to VAERS in the last 30 years are all from COVID vaccines. Furthermore, anecdotal evidence of people sharing what they perceive to be their COVID vaccine induced injuries has exploded on social media. There are multiple examples, Jab Injuries Australia is one of them, Jab Injuries Canada is another.

Although there are criticisms of VAERS, researchers who have not even used VAERS have found concerning numbers from other surveillance systems, like the Brighton Collaboration, for example.

Furthermore, we must look at the double standards. The CDC used VAERS to determine the rate of myocarditis and acknowledged the cases reported. Yet the CDC refuses to use VAERS to acknowledge or investigate reported vaccine deaths. Why?

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency group has revealed that Pfizer was aware of 1,223 possible vaccine related deaths and more than 40,000 serious adverse reactions within the first 90 days of their COVID vaccine rollout.

Three pathologists have published a piece in the journal, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine regarding their examination of autopsies conducted of two teenage boys who died days after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and concluded the vaccine was responsible.

His body was retrieved by local authorities more than an hour later.’ The autopsy revealed ‘small foci of myocardial inflammation’, an adverse effect of these COVID products commonly found among children and youth, particularly young men.

Below are a few examples of reports submitted to VAERS in context with the autopsy examination analyzed in this article.

A recent death involved a 12-year-old girl (VAERS I.D. 1784945) who died from a respiratory tract hemorrhage 22 days after receiving her first Pfizer product dose. Another recent death is the case of a 16-year-old girl (VAERS I.D. 1694568) who died of pulmonary embolism 9 days after a Pfizer product dose (whether it was the first or second is unknown).

Yet another recent death was that of a 15-year-old boy who died six days after receiving his first dose of Pfizer product. The VAERS report (I.D. 1764974) states that the previously healthy teen ‘was in his usual state of good health. Five days after the vaccine, he complained of shoulder pain. He was playing with 2 friends at a community pond, swinging from a rope swing, flipping in the air, and landing in the water feet first. He surfaced, laughed, told his friends “Wow, that hurt!”, then swam towards the shore, underwater as was his usual routine. The friends became worried when he did not reemerge.

Again, what all of this points to is the question of whether vaccines we don’t know a whole lot about should be given to EVERYONE. For people who assume almost no risk from COVID-19, should they be given this medical treatment?

There is also concerning science that’s been published regarding the distribution of vaccine contents, and whether or not they could be reverse transcribed into human DNA. These can all lead to concerns in the long term that will probably not be monitored.

In the video below, Pediatric Neurologist at Alberta Children’s Hospital & assistant professor at the University of Calgary gives a great summary of the data he’s come across which conflicts with what we’ve been told about vaccine safety and efficacy when it comes to COVID-19 transmission, hospitalization and deaths.

Another great video here providing a balanced discussion regarding potential vaccine benefits and failures we’ve seen throughout the pandemic. The COVID vaccine conversation is an important one, but rife with hyperbole. On one hand, it appears regulators and pharma companies are claiming their product is safe and effective, while companies mandate the jab on millions.

Claim #3: COVID-19 is deadly, so much so that we need to take aggressive health measures to lockdown and force everybody to get vaccinated.

You were definitely not allowed to question the severity of COVID-19. Any data or evidence suggesting COVID-19 is not as dangerous as big media and big health were making it out to be was censored. This doesn’t mean stages of COVID were not more severe than others, but that one was not allowed to question whether the measures taken actually caused more harm than COVID itself. A proper contextual discussion within the mainstream was not had, at all.

If we start with children without any underlying health issues, they have a near one hundred percent survival rate from COVID-19. Yet the effects of COVID-19 mandates, like lockdowns and mask wearing for example, were detrimental to children and not considered in policy creation.

Health policy in the west was not the same as in some places in Europe. Many countries, like Sweden for example, don’t recommend vaccines for children, more on that in a bit. Denmark has halted their vaccine program for people under the age of 50 due to the fact that, according to them, “people aged under 50 are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19.” This decision has come now that we are in the midst of the less lethal strain, and the fact that many have gained immunity through natural infection.

At the height of the pandemic, if infected with COVID-19, children ages 0-9 had on average a chance of 0.1% or 1/1000 of being hospitalized and, for ages 11-19 a 0.2% or 1/500 chance of being admitted to the hospital (Herrera-Esposito, 2021). This was based on seroprevalence data from eight locations around the world: England; France; Ireland; Netherlands; Spain; Atlanta, USA; New York, USA; Geneva, Switzerland. The infection fatality rate for 0–9-year-olds is estimated to be less than 1 in 200,000 (less than 5 in 1 million) and 1 in 55,000 for 10–19 year-olds.

The risks of COVID-19 weren’t enough compared to the risks of vaccine injury, as outlined above, for many parents, regardless how ‘rare’ one may perceive vaccine injuries to be. Meanwhile, multiple countries like Sweden and Norway for example, had to halt the rollout for children due to concerns over a myocarditis risk that was greater from the vaccine compared to a COVID infection.

When it comes to adults, although COVID is more of a risk, we have to put that risk in context with other viruses. Imagine if, for example, we tested every single person who entered into the hospital for a flu virus, and included that as a cause of death on every single death in the hospital, regardless if the cause of death was a car accident, heart attack, or something else. Those numbers would likely be shockingly high.

Concerns about the COVID death count emerged in early to mid 2020. This was primarily due to the fact that multiple health authorities admitted that a COVID death includes those who died with a positive test, regardless of whether the cause of death was something completely unrelated. There are a number of examples showing that we’ve been bombarded with a misleading COVID death count for years.

Infection fatality rates, even for adults, are still very high. And these numbers do not include the number of deaths that have been falsely labelled as COVID deaths. Given the fact that mass testing occurred, which is something that’s never occurred before, the probability for a very significant over-count, in my opinion, is a no brainer.

This issue has been brought up as far back as 2007 when journalist Gina Kolata published an article in the New York times about how declaring virus pandemics based on PCR tests can end in a disaster. The article was titled Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t.

When put into context with other viruses, diseases and causes of death, COVID seems to be just as dangerous as various other ’emergencies’ we’ve already been facing for years, in my opinion.

This doesn’t mean COVID-19 is not dangerous, it simply means that throughout the pandemic, there was no context from health officials. False and misleading models were beamed out within the mainstream, and a death count ticker seemed to be on every single news station, every single day. One must factor in the massive psychological warfare operation that was deployed during COVID, rather than a balanced contextual conversation. We were fed a lot of propaganda that placed many people in an unnecessary state of fear.

We were never given a true representation regarding the severity of this virus, as the severity of the virus was heavily linked with political and other elitist agendas.

Final Thoughts. The Bigger Picture.

One of the biggest issues we face today as a people is simply being divided, unable to talk to each other. People become consumed in anger at those who opposed what they believed to be true and necessary. This anger in itself makes it impossible for us to ever come together to find a way forward.

It’s still happening today.

It doesn’t help when our sources of information, like government and legacy media, is ripe with ridicule and deception. Those who are subjected to this programming simply repeat what they see and hear, and take on that energy that is beamed out and embody it.

This type of aggressiveness is something we see within all of our systems, systems that actually incentivize bad behaviour. To me, it’s quite clear that we cannot continue to go through modern day politics as a means for change. Yet we constantly participate and vote, while we continue to face and even add to more of our problems every single year. Big politics, despite people seeing it as a means for change, has become a cesspool of corruption. Agencies like the CDC and FDA that are charged with protecting the people are doing the exact opposite.

Even those within these systems are speaking out.

Can these agencies truly be transformed, or do we need to figure something else out? Government has and continues to lose the trust of the people, so much so that it seems nearly impossible to ever get back.

These days, establishing the facts of the matter may not be as easy as we presume. Conspiracy theorists claim to have proof just like the debunkers do. How do we know that the proof offered on either side is valid? Who has the time to apply the scientific method? It certainly seems safer to go with the conventional narrative because surely there are more rational minds in a larger group. Though it seems a reasonable approach, it may be in fact where we misstep. By deferring to others, we assume the majority will arrive at the truth eventually. The problem is that those in the majority who are trained to examine evidence objectively often must take a potentially career-ending risk to even investigate an alternative explanation. Why would an organization be willing to invest the resources to redirect their scientific staff to chase down and evaluate evidence that will likely endanger their reputation with the public without any upside? Thus, conventional narratives survive for another day, or in the case of an Earth-centered universe, for a couple of thousand years.

Dr. Madhava Setty. “The Anatomy of Conspiracy Theories.”