Stop Your Narcissism — COVID-19 Has Nothing to Do With You, It’s an Old People Illness
Instead of cowering at home like the coward that you are you should be out for the sake of those who are really under threat
According to a survey by Italy’s official National Institute of Health 53% of the 20 thousand COVID-positive deaths in Italy were nursing home residents. This is all the more stunning when you consider that Italy has a total population of 60 million but just 300 thousand nursing home residents.
In other words, 0.5 percent of the population contributed over 50 percent of the deaths. To put it differently, an Italian nursing home resident was 100 times as likely to perish while COVID-positive as an Italian living outside of them.
In Italy’s northern region of Lombardy, where the outbreak and the associated panic was the worst, nursing homes actually lost 13 percent of all of their residents (albeit not all of them were COVID-positive).
That strikes me as a very high figure that raises some questions.
Firstly, how does that figure compare to other flu seasons? Is a region losing 13 percent of all their nursing homes residents unheard of? And if it is unheard of, did the unprecedented panic surrounding COVID contribute to the tally?
There are some reasons to believe that it did:
There are also numerous examples from those countries of care homes becoming unviable as not enough staff is available due to sickness and self-isolation measures.
The impact of COVID-19 on residents and staff has become apparent in two ways: distressing news reports of care homes becoming overwhelmed due to large number of deaths in a short amount of time and too many staff members being either sick or self-isolating, and, increasingly, estimates of deaths of care home residents.
Not to jump to conclusions, but this sounds like in some nursing homes residents were partly left to fend for themselves as staff contracted the infection, or perhaps in some cases, falsely reported symptoms to get off duty where they were more likely to eventually contract it.
Media talking about Covid-19 as basically anthrax certainly did not help there.
A response by a society which had remained rational and which actually was aiming to save as many lives as possible would have been different:
Firstly, there would have been thousands of volunteers to go in and replace the staff which had contracted the infection so that nursing home residents would continue to be cared for.
Secondly, those in not-at-risk groups and not having a senior in their household would continue with their lives as normal and becoming infected with the for-them harmless virus to quickly build up herd immunity that would protect the elderly.
Thirdly, those not at risk would continue with their lives as normal to keep the civilization the now-elderly had built for them, and to maintain and further develop our capital, economic relations, and division of labor so as to allow us to tackle not just the 2020 flu season but all the flu seasons yet to come.
This is not what our society did. Faced with a threat that was killing 0.5 percent of the population at 100 times the normal rate the narcissist social media generation decided this was all about them.
As an influenza-like illness virus cut through northern Italian nursing homes, 20-something and 30-somethings across the world decided they had as much to fear as an Italian 80-year old in a Lombardy nursing home.
In the face of all the evidence that this was not a general threat, but a threat to the elderly, especially those in care institutions, the social media narcissists clamored for lockdowns that would make it illegal for them to even leave the house.
In a more traditional age young adults might find themselves recruited for national service in the military or substitute civilian service (including in nursing homes), or in the old Eastern Bloc also for physical labor, activism or teaching in the countryside.
While that was not without its pitfalls, what a difference that makes from the young today. Instead of stepping forth and proclaiming themselves ready to serve wherever they might be needed this young generation has begged the powers that be to do the opposite and order them to stay at home.
Anything so that they might be spared sacrifice other than staying safely indoors and congratulating themselves for being good followers of the cowardly and harmful #StayAtHome self-preservation cult masquerading as civic virtue.
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster elderly people volunteered for cleaning up operations to spare younger people exposure to radiation. Imagine asking the Instagram-Facebook brigades (almost completely shielded from COVID by their youth) to return the favor and organize a detachment to go into northern Italian nursing home. Yeah, didn’t think so — they’re too busy shivering in fear of a disease that has nothing to do with them.
it should be plastered on very new broadcast about the old people in Japan that willingly joined in to clean up radioactive waste to spare the younger people at Fukushima instead of destroying the West to save a bunch of selfish gluttonous old rotten people in their 80’s
Young people are walking around everywhere, with ridiculous face masks. I want to yell at them, but it won’t do any good, and I’d probably be attacked.
Marko, Lombardy had a legionella outbreak (causing bacterial pneumonia) only a few years back. It was coming out of air conditioning systems. Their respiratory health care system had a crisis in 2018 and one in 2019. It still has the worst air quality in Europe. Other diseases are endemic in the region (meningitis). There has been a caretaker crisis (“badanti”) as Ukraine forced many of them to repatriate or be left out. The elderly found themselves in a changing situation that surely stressed them.
Plenty of reasons for Lombardy to be an extreme outlier. I am completing your post listing all aspects of their exceptional situation.
glib1, do you know anything about the introduction – or expansion of – biofuels in Italy?
I ask to see if the following hypothesis can be backed up by any local data:
No but I can tell you that gliphosate is used heavily there. I think Marko assesses the siituation correctly. Being a northern italian myself, I can tell you that generally nursing homes are located in quiet areas, not near freeways. cumulative lung damage is possible even without gliphosate, given the bad dust situation. and if gliphosate was anywhere close to being a factor, this would have happened years ago.
To answer your query: there are some flex cars, and agricultural gasoline (for tractors) has biofuels, but Italy is too dense a country to have a significant amount of arable land devoted to bio-fuels. btw, are you Brazilian?
I forgot to mention the name of the New York physician. He is Cameron Kyle-Sidell and he’s been interviewed on numerous You Tube channels about his observations. Here, Castalia Francon provides a discussion of this mechanism, but from the perspective of a viral pathogen (which i supect may not be true):
re: “if gliphosate was anywhere close to being a factor, this would have happened years ago”
The effects of glyphosate are cumulative, but what interests me is the possibility of synergistic effects, specifically those of high-band 5G which is known to interfere with oxygen availability. I say this because the NY-based doctor treating the hotspot there says that the symptoms he’s seeing are nothing like the symptoms of classic respiratory diseases. The “virus” he says, is causing a disociation of haem from the porphyrin ring, liberating iron and impeding oxygen transport. In this way, he says, the symptoms of the ill are more reminiscent of high altitude sickness. Lung capacity, he says, is normal in these patients, since the disease is actually at the level of the blood.
Quoting from a text that appeared on Gabriel Cousens’ website. This idea seems to be making the rounds:
“High-frequency 60GHz 5G has already been shown to interfere with the oxygen molecules we breathe. Joe Imbriano has studied the molecular level of impact 5G will have and made an alarming discovery – 5G’s 60GHz bandwidth was selected for a specific reason. Imbriano thinks this reason may be to negatively affect the oxygen we breathe as part of a population control mechanism: “60GHz is the frequency of oxygen molecule absorption.
Oxygen molecules have electrons that they share with each other, oxygen
is a diatomic molecule. What we breathe are two oxygen molecules bonded
together with the electrons that they share.” When the oxygen molecule
is hit with 60GHz 5G waves, these waves affect the orbital resonance
properties of those shared electrons. It is those shared electrons that
bind to the hemoglobin in our blood. In addition to disrupting oxygen
absorption, 5G will alter the iron and magnetite function respectively
of the hemoglobin and pineal gland. Hemoglobin and the pineal gland have
a magnetic compound within them. The magnetic field disruption is
already happening, but, with 5G, this disruption will be more seriously
amplified. Hemoglobin is a very complex ferromagnetic compound. If we
interfere with the orbital spin properties of diatomic oxygen’s (O2)
electrons via 5G, our ability to absorb oxygen will be significantly
hampered, creating slow suffocation”
this is extremely interesting.
Kyle-Sidell suggests (in the interviews) that the ventilators are actually causing a higher mortality, since this is not a pneumonia-like condition and lung function is otherwise normal.
Thanks for the reply. I’m British living in Spain.
nice to meet you. My daughter is in lockdown in Madrid, where she was teaching english…
Good to meet you too. So far, I haven’t been able to travel to Madrid (i once lived there and still have friends there). I hope your daughter is well.