Blind Faith

Virus or bacteria; perhaps even a disease like cancer. Contagious or non-contagious? Many viruses are, and many are not. The same is true for bacteria. A disease like cancer is not contagious {not transmitted by direct contact}. Once more, it is not a simple thing for professional workers in medicine to determine virus or bacteria. There have been many recorded instances of treating one like the other, which only exacerbated the issue.

These questions have not possessed the minds of people simply because of the absolute faith given to voguish news media sources who report the findings of government and non-government institutions. Should one make up one’s mind without conducting some research and analysis of their own? Is it not recommended that one gain a second opinion regarding a serious medical issue and engage in some personal research and study?

Medical journals abound, which provide determinations by professionals based on careful analysis of empirical data, and most times these publications are free to the public. Regarding the potential hazards of radiation: policy decisions come by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection; a non-government organization with close ties to the telecommunications industry. The ICNIRP proffers a “minority view” or popular view. However, the majority view comes from the researchers and scientists, and there is a dichotomy between the two regarding policy. Researchers and scientists who submit their findings to the International Commission call for stringent controls, only to have their determinations watered down by the same Commission that ultimately sets public policy.

We see this same principle invoked by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. CDC is a U.S. government agency whose director is a political appointee and not subject to Senate confirmation. The WHO is an agency of the United Nations whose director is also a political appointee elected by the World Health Assembly. We owe the dichotomy here between the minority and the majority views to the lack of autopsies conducted on those who died of what we call COVID-19. Autopsies are the gold standard for determining cause of death. Mainly hospitals and morgues lack the facilities, personnel, money, and other resources in order to practice this endeavor in the current environment. As a result, there is concern over the reliability of statistical information released to the public regarding cause of death in COVID-19 cases. The lack of autopsies also hampers knowledge concerning how COVID-19 actually behaves.

People tend not to question those in positions of authority when a perceived threat to money or personal health looms. Yet, in matters such as these, critical analysis within the public becomes even more important. After all, these are just finite human beings like us, not the infinite God we may know by the Holy Spirit and through Scripture.

I am astounded by those who simply volunteer that, “this will all be over in four or five years.” Or “when this is over…” There is no question in their minds, yet there has been no personal analysis or questioning of perceived authorities. There is reasonable cause for debate within the public, however, this rarely takes place. The zeitgeist of the times is to follow admired media outlets wherever they may lead.

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