(My last post on the subject, for those who are sick of it—no pun intended).
Please forgive the unconventional structure, but its piece-by-piece approach seemed to me the only way to avoid glossing over things that I find passé which may be crucial new information to some. By the end, my conclusion as to what the “metaphysic” of COVID19 is should be very plain.
“Big Pharma is bad (until I needed them).”
The political left has (quite rightly) spent decades bashing Big Pharma, right up until something with a median 0.05 mortality rate for those under 70 came along. Overnight, the laymen realization that viruses and pandemics are a thing helped them to see the error of their ways; now for the average liberal it is a creme de la creme virtue-signal to get doublejabbed (soon to be triple, and quadruple, etc, ad nauseum) with whatever Daddy Pharma deigns to give.
Corporations take note—a little bit of fear goes a very long way.
“It isn’t gene editing.”
“RNA editing, by contrast, could allow clinicians to make temporary fixes that eliminate mutations in proteins, halt their production or change the way that they work in specific organs and tissues…It seems that highly intelligent cephalopods, such as squid, cuttlefish and octopuses, use RNA editing extensively to adjust genes involved in nerve-cell development and signal transmission. No other animals are known to use RNA editing in this way. Inspired by these observations, Rosenthal wondered whether it was possible to use the system to correct the messages produced by dysfunctional genes in a therapeutic setting…Many see RNA editing as an important alternative to DNA editing using techniques such as CRISPR.https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00272-5
By attaching a molecule called a guide RNA to ADAR, Rosenthal’s lab could direct the enzyme to edit a complementary RNA strand. It’s analogous to CRISPR gene editing, which uses a guide RNA to direct an enzyme called Cas9 to a complementary DNA strand. Unlike DNA editing, which is permanent, the effects of RNA editing are reversible, since cells are constantly churning out new copies of RNA…researchers discovered that CRISPR can sometimes introduce permanent unintended mutations in DNA. In contrast, off-target mutations in RNA are temporary, making RNA editing a potentially safer alternative to gene editing.https://cen.acs.org/business/start-ups/WatchCRISPR-RNA-editing-race/97/i12
While these treatment approaches seek to treat disease through genetic information, they take fundamentally different approaches. Gene therapy and gene editing alter the original genetic information each cell carries. The goal is to produce a permanent fix to the underlying genetic problem by changing the defective gene. Moderna is taking a different approach to address the underlying cause of MMA and other diseases. mRNA transfers the instructions stored in DNA to make the proteins required in every living cell. Our approach aims to help the body make its own missing or defective protein.Moderna
This isn’t Louis Pasteur, folks. Not only due to the above, but because his idea of a vaccine was something that might–yknow–stop infection/transmission? Imagine that.
Think a flu shot, but “flu season” is whenever the virus pleases. There’s a reason why there was no coronavirus vaccine pre-COVID19.
“Most medical professionals agree…”
The lion’s share of medical professionals are not qualified to single-handedly determine the safety (especially long-term) of an experimental treatment. There’s a reason why it usually takes the FDA years if not a decade to verify the safety of new treatments. The creator of mRNA technology is not sure that it is safe for this use en masse.
Note that I said ‘single-handedly.’ Many would then object that the consensus of the current medical community is another matter entirely; surely most doctors can’t be wrong?
First of all, most doctors have already been wrong historically; see Humorism and Bloodletting.
Second of all, doctors have frequently looked the other way, if not outright lied, when courted to do so by various industries.
Thirdly, many of the most heinous Nuremberg war crime convictions post-WW2 were of medical professionals.
The sudden sanctification of medical professionals writ large, as though all of them are selfless Florence Nightingales, infallible and incorruptible due to the life-saving nature of their profession, holds about as much water as the American hero worship of military service members post 9/11. These professionals can be and often are extremely noble—but to pretend the medical or military establishment cannot go wrong due to groupthink is naive in the extreme.
“Our democratically elected leaders say…”
This one is so frail that it almost doesn’t merit a response, but let’s put it this way…The people you are currently coronating with absolute power—-legal and physical—are the friends and the friends of friends of Jeffrey Epstein.
Excepting the well-meaning naivety of young people who actually think that “their representative” sincerely wishes to represent the nameless, faceless horde comprising their constituency—it takes a twisted soul to wish to be a modern politician. Certainly no one who fears that they will ever have to answer for their actions against other human beings would take upon themselves the dismal spiritual risk of current geopolitics.
These people can’t invade the correct country after a terror attack wherein they know the nationalities of those who led it. You think they comprehend or care what medical experimentation the plebs are subjected to, so long as Big Pharma keeps cutting them checks? That’s a bad joke.
If this cynicism shocks you, especially as a conservative/libertarian/moderate or proud American or Christian, please see this post for why I do not consider trust to be a virtue—quite the opposite in fact.
“Just… wear masks/don’t wear masks/social distance/don’t social distance/get vaxxed/don’t get vaxxed/the tests work/the tests don’t work/different strategies for different people/same strategies for everyone/it didn’t come from a lab/it might have come from a lab/it’s naturally occurring/it might be a bioweapon/two weeks to flatten the curve/year-long lockdowns/it’s voluntary/it’s mandatory …and we’ll get back to normal.”
No, you won’t. This (“…the SARS-CoV-2 low mutation rate suggests that a vaccine, as well as the immunity developed in recovered patients, could provide long-lasting protection compared to vaccines against influenza, which are rendered obsolete as the virus mutates”) has already turned into this:
So the key message from our finding is that we found that recipients of the Pfizer vaccine, those who’ve had two doses, have about 5 to 6 fold lower amounts of neutralizing antibodies…Perhaps most importantly for all of us going forward, is that we see that the older you are, the lower your levels are likely to be, and the time since you’ve had your second jab–as that times goes on–the lower your levels are also likely to be. So that’s telling us that we’re probably going to be needing to prioritize boosters for older and more vulnerable people coming up soon, especially if this new variant spreads.Dr David Bauer of the Francis Crick Institute, Dailymail.co.uk
Oopsie. (Big Pharma cries all the way to the bank).
That’s up from the $26 billion in revenue that Pfizer (ticker: PFE) said in May it had contracted to deliver this year and keeps the vaccine on track to bring in more revenue in a single year than any other drug in history.
The sales projection update comes as Pfizer advocates with U.S. regulators to authorize a booster dose of the vaccine in the U.S.https://www.barrons.com/articles/pfizer-earnings-vaccine-sales-stock-51627475864
“It’s selfish not to get vaxxed because you might give it to someone and they might die.”
By that logic, all of society ought to be reorganized to remove all comparable ‘selfish’ things we do that put one another at risk. Off the top of my head:
- Driving. 1.35 million people killed per year.
- Legal alcohol and tobacco. Slightly less than 9 million per year.
- Dangerous labor profession. Over 2 million per year.
- The utilization of nuclear power (one plant meltdown could kill more people than this entire pandemic).
Obviously we won’t, because we have places to go and people to see and problems to cause. But this hypocrisy is taken to a fever pitch when one considers that most of these deaths are caused or made possible by modern technology, whereas the problem of pandemics has been with us forever and is a consequence of being a normal, untampered human.
“We have a pandemic of the unvaccinated” / Future strains are the fault of the unvaccinated / Make it mandatory
As I stated in another post:
…Why are you obsessed with vaccinating those who don’t want it? If the vaccine works, you and yours should be protected from the invisible foe, while that invisible foe continues to remove your enemies from the world. You wished for less conservatives and a smaller human population in general. That wish has been granted. I would council you not to let your political zealotry (“everyone should take it!”) remove your political advantage (“the only people who took it are the ones I like”).
To do otherwise would be akin to admitting that this is a purely political rather than scientific matter, wherein you want everyone to take the vaccine–not because it may save their lives but–because it establishes their fealty to your kingdom.https://christopherleewinn.com/2021/07/19/the-war-on-biological-terror/
But that only applies to unvaccinated infecting fellow unvaccinated. The bigger shoe yet to drop (but certainly beginning) is the narrative that the only reason the vaccinated are still contracting strains of COVID is because there are unvaccinated among them.
This completely ignores the fact, already covered several times, that this phenomenon says far more about the inefficacy and absurdity of “vaccinating” for coronaviruses (especially one engineered for transmissability) than it does the stubbornness of the unvaccinated…but because the distinction is scientific rather than political, it will go largely uncomprehended and/or ignored.
Hence, I believe—indeed know, on a historical basis—that this could easily become the catalyst for a genocide of the unvaccinated in the event that a sufficiently deadlier strain (Delta?) happens along. C’est la vie. If it comes to that, the future the vaccinated will have preserved for themselves will not be worth seeing anyway (what with bioweapons having proven capable of reshaping any democracy into a medical dictatorship almost without trying).
The Metaphysic (cumulatively)
COVID19 will prove to be the first worldwide attempt by homo sapien to become homo sci-fi. The philosophical shift to considering aging & death itself as illnesses to be treated and eradicated has begun. The ineptitude of mRNA en masse will eventually be phased out (whether in this pandemic or another) in favor of permanent gene edit mandates ala CRISPR, and perhaps even biometrics for “vaccine passport” purposes.
Thus, what began as a relatively minor pandemic was actually the event horizon for homo sapien to become homo sci-fi, or cyborgs in a word. The political consequence of this dwarfs the work of Alexander III and Genghis Khan. From now on, any attempt to rebel against established systems of governance is rendered moot, because a detected rebel need only have their biological updates withheld to immediately die for lack of a [natural] immune system (or have their [vaccine passport] blacklisted in order to summarily starve).https://christopherleewinn.com/2021/07/25/a-thought-experiment/
In short, we have lost our appetite for basic historical reality, and the persecution of anyone who does not fancy becoming one of The Borg is coming to a theater near you.