Well, where I live in the Roaring Fork Valley – it is looking like maybe the spread is still happening, but, thank God, the number of deaths is extremely low. This morning I checked (and noticed that the New York Times is focusing now on CASES instead of DEATHS (which would obviously be more concerning because it is a higher number). Fear is a great mechanism to control.
TODAY OUR STATS:
Pitkin County: 195 Cases/2 Deaths
Eagle County: 1168 Cases/9 Deaths
Garfield County: 825 Cases/4 Deaths
NOW MIND YOU – July 12th, this is what the stats were:
Pitkin County: 130 Cases/2 Deaths
Eagle County: 761 Cases/ 8 Deaths
Garfield County: 403 Cases/ 3 Deaths
That means in 47 days, in the 2 main counties where I live/work (Pitkin/Eagle) that there has been NO INCREASE in deaths in one and ONE additional death in the other.
Is it the masks working, considering it wasn’t until March that the “laws” were enacted (reminder: laws are passed by elected officials NOT ‘mandated’ by government officials or bureaucrats – so these were not mask LAWS, they were mask RULES)? The CCP virus was arguably spreading in our country even in December… that is 3 months before the mask rules were implemented.
Is our social distancing working? Probably…
Is the virus becoming weaker? I hope so…
Are we achieving “herd immunity”? I bet if we tested EVERYBODY for antibodies that we would have a big surprise.
Are the tests actually working and showing the sickness and spread? Are there false positives? False negatives? Contaminated tests? Do the tests reveal what is actually going on? Oh, and WHY ON EARTH would we use and trust testing kits from China when the Chinese Communist Party has made it clear their intentions to harm the United States?
The real truth is that no one really knows for sure. One thing that seems apparent is that the mortality rate is decreasing, and that is good news. But I don’t think we really know what is going on and that leaves a big vacuum for the people and forces that seek to use fear to control and manipulate.
So how much longer do we “stop the spread”? Well, the real answer is INDEFINITELY. Because you cannot stop the spread of a virus. Period. The only way to increase health and immunity is to build peoples’ immune systems. Period. Oh, and we can do that without a man-made, potentially genetically-modified, artificial vaccine… but no one is talking about that right now.
Day 165 – How Much Longer Does Stopping the Spread Last? August 27th, 2020Rebellion!
Day 122 into the Coronavirus Pandemic… and I have some questions.
Being in the tri-county area of Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield – we are under mandatory mask ‘orders’ (not law – simply ordinances – although you would be hard-pressed to find people that know the difference) – and continually told how important it is to wear them. You are certainly shamed if you don’t.
Infection and Death Rates for these counties as of today are as follows:
Pitkin County: 130 Cases/2 Deaths (1 in 137 people for Cases)
Eagle County: 761 Cases/ 8 Deaths (1 in 72 people for Cases)
Garfield County: 403 Cases/ 3 Deaths (1 in 149 for Cases)
In these counties, we are following the path of those who believe that wearing masks ‘saves lives’. I certainly wear one when in public spaces where I can’t stand 6 feet away from people – I do this to make OTHER people feel ‘safe’. I certainly don’t feel any safer or better most of the time, because I hate breathing my own recycled and dirty air.
But there is an oddity in Mesa County, where I believe there are NO KNOWN mask ordinances, and where you can still move about and purchase groceries without masks… in Mesa County there are:
140 Cases and 0 Deaths – that is 1 in 1,102 for Cases
That is significantly less people with the virus. Why is this?
Is there really evidence that the mask-wearing will stop or even slow the spread of this thing? I get the concept, and am happy to “do my part” – but why is it that the County where there aren’t these draconian mandates and mask-police actually have less cases and deaths?
Maybe we should ask some questions about what we should do if we REALLY CARE about ‘saving lives’ of our fellow human beings? Since the virus and all viruses and all bacteria will be around on Earth forever. Maybe there are some other ways we can help and support each other without screaming at each other for wearing this piece of cloth over one’s face?
From Dr. Kelly Brogan, “That’s also why those who are shaming maskless civilians don’t exactly appear to be concerned for the well-being of those they are shaming, nor even concerned for their own health necessarily, but rather, are pouring from quite empty cups to garner a little hit of power. “
So, here’s a thought… what if wearing masks actually makes healthy people sick? What if this is a power-grab? What if this is dehumanizing us? What if this is all fear-driven?
“Mandatory Masks Can Cause Considerable Harm and Are Not Proven Effective“
“Evidence that face masks reduce the transmission of viral respiratory infections within community settings is equivocal at best. A recent meta-analysis of scientific literature, including 11 randomized, controlled trials and 10 observational studies, found that there was no clear clinical or laboratory-confirmed evidence that masks prevent infection. To the contrary, the study warned that facemasks “…may even increase transmission if they act as fomites [objects or materials that are likely to carry infection] or prompt other behaviours that transmit the virus such as face touching.”
This echoes World Health Organization (WHO) guidance published on January 29, 2020 entitled, “Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.” In it, the WHO says, “Wearing medical masks when not indicated may cause unnecessary cost, procurement burden and create a false sense of security that can lead to neglecting other essential measures such as hand hygiene practices.” Furthermore, the January 2020 WHO guidance stated that “Cloth (e.g., cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance.”
Cloth masks have been found to be particularly problematic. A British Medical Journal (BMJ) study published in April 2020 cautions against the use of cloth masks, citing “Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.” The WHO affirms increased infection risk with cloth masks in its latest June 5, 2020 guidance. It based its guidance on an earlier BMJ study that found the penetration of particles to be 97% in the cloth mask group, with significantly higher rates of infection and influenza-like illness.
A study on the CDC website that reviewed 10 different randomized clinical trials worldwide on highly infectious respiratory virus transmission found “no significant reduction” in “transmission with the use of face masks.”
Given the lack of evidence for their use, and flip-flopping advice both against and for their use by authoritative health agencies like the WHO, the increasing pressure to wear masks in public — and the decreased ability to access basic services required to maintain one’s health, liberty and livelihood — constitutes an unnecessary power grab and means of controlling the population.”
Evidence. Science. Discussion. Can we work on having any of these things please? This is our last chance to save any liberty we have, this is our last chance to truly be human, this is our last chance to TRULY STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER. Not by being aggressive and pointing fingers for mask-wearing, we need to stand up for each other’s right to HEALTH, which starts with peace of mind, love, and access to natural foods and wellness products that BUILD OUR INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEMS.
No Mask Enforcement – No Deaths… A Case for Liberty? July 12th, 2020Rebellion!
Proclaim your Independence by hovering inside with your mask on, while on your knees apologizing for crimes you have not committed!
Received this alert this morning that cases are “on the rise” in Pitkin County (ooohhhh scary!!!!) so what does this mean?
A week ago on June 26th, Pitkin County had 91 cases and 2 deaths (this has been since March – this is 114 days in, the TOTAL) and on July 4th that is now… 104 cases and 2 deaths. HOLY $H!TBALLS – that is an increase of 13 people! STAY INSIDE!
Aspen has a “local” population of about 7,300 – so if you count that.. that is approximately .014 of the population that is infected and if you count deaths, that is .00027 of the population (more people I think have died on Highway 82 recently). If you count visitors, which is AT LEAST double the population – so a total of 14,600… then our stats are .00071 people INFECTED BY THIS UNRELENTING HORRID HORRID VIRUS and .00013 people DEAD (one of the two people who have died ‘from’ Coronavirus was 93 years old).
We will continue to monitor this breaking situation!!!!!
Day 114 – Corona Cases on the RISE in Pitkin County July 5th, 2020Rebellion!
So apparently there is a record number in reported COVID-19 cases as of yesterday (in one day – 40,000 total) … and also it appears that many, many people, possibly MILLIONS have already had the virus without even knowing it. Does this make it worse… or better? If we have already had that kind of exposure, without even KNOWING IT, does that mean that we are building herd immunity and that the rate of hospitalizations and deaths are even lower? No, probably not, I think it is time for more hysteria!
So, as of today, the 106th day since I have been writing in my online journal about this insanity, here are our numbers:
MESA COUNTY – 87 Cases/0 Deaths (this county does NOT have mask requirement, interesting…)
I want to emphasize that EVERY LIFE MATTERS and that JUST ONE PERSON DYING from this terrible terrible virus is TOO MANY. ONE IS TOO MANY – and it is horrifying how many people are dying.
And since every precious life matters, I think we should treat all death equally and just remember the following from 2019 (from the CDC):
Heart disease: 647,457
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,672
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 50,633
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173
This is how many people DIED LAST YEAR. EVERY PRECIOUS LIFE. Because COVID-19 has brought to light how important it is to pay attention to viruses and underlying conditions that affect your IMMUNE SYSTEM, let’s look at what is killing people every day (and has been for decades).
Heart disease LAST YEAR killed well over half a million people. Where is the outrage? Cancer LAST YEAR killed over half a million people. Where is the outrage? Oh, by the way, these underlying conditions make it EASIER for the virus to infect AND kill you… why aren’t our “leaders” talking about this? Don’t they want to “save us”? This would be a great place to START – a healthier society can combat ANY virus better.
I understand that this is a very scary virus – I personally am horrified about the way it may mutate and how it may affect people forever after they are infected. But, since it may be impossible to find an EFFECTIVE vaccine (trust me, they will be ready to shoot SOMETHING into you lickity-split), maybe our society should talk about HEALTH.
I know, alarm bells are going off in your head… what the f$@* do you mean HEALTH? Why don’t we focus on treated the DISEASE? Pills, prescriptions, therapies, vaccines – that’s how you create health, right?
No, health starts with immunity, and although no one in any leadership position that I can see will talk about it – I will. Others do and need platforms to reach people who want to learn about true, innate immunity – given to us by our Creator, Mother Nature, GAIA, Earth, etc.
So let’s get mad – look at how many people died last year and are dying this year because of EVERYTHING…. and let’s actually do something to FIX IT.
Day 106 – Reason for Hysteria? COVID Cases & Numbers June 26th, 2020Rebellion!
Today I had the pleasure and opportunity to go to the Aspen Business Luncheon with featured speaker, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo. This was one of the most refreshing experiences I have had – hearing an elected official speak to the people in the room, letting them know that he does “work for them”, wants to “hear from them”, and is dedicated to their safety and security by protecting their constitutional rights.
Sheriff DiSalvo said that the focus of hiring and interacting with his deputies is to find “excellent human beings”. Not necessarily people who “want to be cops”. Wow. This is really the meaning of law enforcement – to protect good people – not necessarily to police everyone with an authoritarian hand – to scare people – and to intimidate people. His focus is on finding people who want to serve the community– in many more ways than just policing the streets – in also being good neighbors. Officials that people can count on to help them in a time of need – even if their plumbing goes haywire.
When Sheriff DiSalvo talked about Amendment 64 in Colorado (“legalization” of marijuana), he said that he does have several local initiatives aimed at educating young people about the use and abuse of this substance. He is okay with the “legalization” of this substance because it helps get rid of the more violent and dangerous black market. He also made it clear that it is primarily the parent’s responsibility – not government’s – to raise their children. He said, ‘If you trust the government to raise your kids, they’ll let you down…”. Wow – a government official who understands what the real role of government is – how refreshing.
The only point he made, that I disagreed on, was not signing on with the other 54 sheriffs in Colorado who are suing about the State legislation that passed that makes it “illegal” (as if criminals ever follow the law) to purchase weapons with more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Legislation does not prevent violent crime – that is up to the morals of the people. I am against the State legislation (House Bill 1224) and would want my sheriff to be as well, because, yes, although it does not seem like any person in their “right mind” would ever “need” more than 15 rounds of ammunition for self-defense – if we have a police force, government officials, and the military with these types of weapons, then why shouldn’t individuals deserve to have them too? Because we have to be able to protect ourself against all enemies – including those that may work for the government (working for the government, does not automatically mean that someone is a good, moral, or just person). So, if the police officers, government officials, and the military don’t have weapons with 15 or more rounds – I am okay with not having them either. I believe in equality of self-defense. I just don’t’ think that this is a compromise that will happen anytime soon.
Sheriff DiSalvo is running for re-election next year, and I am going to be excited to support him because I think his philosophy of what the role of Sheriff is – being compassionate, serving those in need, fostering peace, and understanding the role and limitations of government – is exactly what we need in Pitkin County, Colorado, and the United States.
– Tisha Casida
Sheriff Joe DiSalvo – Compassion in Law Enforcement November 13th, 2013Rebellion!