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Stop Letting Them Test You: Breaking The COVID Construct

A child is tested on her first day of in-school learning in August 2020. Dan Gaken/Flickr.
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COVID means fear, control, and lockdowns because we’ve allowed people to make it mean fear, control, and lockdowns.


D.C. Health is giving out “Home COVID-19 Testing Kits” at libraries across the capital city.

At the majority of these sites, you’ll be handed two plastic, red, white and blue envelopes per person. “Muriel Bowser, Mayor,” they read at the bottom. “”

“Isn’t that wonderful!” you might be thinking, as you tear open the seal. “I want to be sure these winter sniffles aren’t COVID before I see my mother, or visit grandpa, or go away with some friends.”

Inside the envelopes, you’ll find a one-ended Q-tip (a “Nasal Self Swab”), wrapped in plastic; an official-looking LabCorp test tube, wrapped in plastic; and instructions to report your name, race, age and sex to the city government, stick the Q-tip up your nose, deposit it in the test tube, put the “specimen bag” in the return envelope and drop it off at “one of the District’s specimen collection boxes by 8pm the same day.”

Staring at this kit Wednesday morning, sniffling, I thought, “Why would I do that?”

Seriously, why the hell would I do that? Do I live in Florida, where if seriously ill, I’ll be given access to monoclonal antibody treatments while family, friends and neighbors go about their lives? Do I live in Georgia or Texas? Tennessee or Alabama? Mississippi or Louisiana?

Or do I live in a city where the numbers will be rushed to the press, schools will be shuttered, mask mandates will be extended, new restrictions on the eternally wicked “unvaccinated” will be rolled out, and if I have a bad case I’ll have to drive hours to find a pharmacy willing to fill a doctor’s prescription?

Have local health care “experts” done anything to gain my trust? Or have they done everything they possibly can to betray it?

The COVID Construct

By and large, Omicron is the sniffles. A cold, maybe some aches, and the sniffles. If you live on the East Coast, you might already know more than a dozen people with Omicron and aside from an occasional fever, every one of them is fine. “But don’t forget,” the headlines blare — “a man died in Texas last week.”

Don’t you dare believe your lying eyes.

“Just because the per-individual risk of severe illness may be lower,” CNN’s resident doctor politician warns, “that doesn’t mean on a societal level Omicron doesn’t pose a real risk.”

“Omicron’s cold-like symptoms mean UK guidance ‘needs urgent update,'” the Guardian newspaper screams.

“You’re looking,” the president of the United States threatened, “at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”

It’s like we’re not experiencing this bug ourselves; like we’re incapable of observing it in our friends and families, and seeing what it does. It’s like we trust the “experts” more than we trust ourselves, damn our eyes.

But if we dare take a step back and process the very thing we’re told we’re living through, we might recognize — more than ever — the increasingly obvious truth that COVID is a construct: a word we’ve been trained to fear more than the disease itself.

COVID means fear, control and lockdowns because we’ve allowed people to make it mean fear, control and lockdowns.

To read a Tuesday headline at NBC, for example, is to learn that “Child Covid hospitalizations are up, especially in 5 states.”

To read eight paragraphs down, however, is to learn doctors are, “really not seeing an increase in children who are hospitalized for Covid or in the intensive care unit for Covid.”

Further, to read the D.C. Public Schools, is to learn they expect to once again close schools to in-person learning.

To read the Centers for Disease Control website is to learn that those with symptomless cases — or simply declining symptoms and no fever within 24 hours — need quarantine only five days.

To turn once more to the D.C. Public Schools, is to learn they no longer respect the science: “Students,” a Wednesday email reads, “who test positive must isolate for a minimum of ten (10) days from the onset of symptoms or their positive test result if asymptomatic.”

And just what, again, separates this new variant from any other winter illness? Beyond fear, control, and lockdowns? Beyond Anthony Fauci’s floating head blathering on about this emergency measure or that emergency measure on TV news all day? Nothing.

The emergency is over, but neither our corporate media, our politicians, nor the bureaucrats will admit it. They feed on our cooperation to power their theater — our willingness to show the card, take the test, report the results.

Stop cooperating. More, stop collaborating.