If you're like me, you probably get really ticked off every time you hear some knucklehead talking about being on the right/wrong side of history. However, interesting questions arise regarding how to tell which side of history a given example of human behavior actually is. For example, DC is making history even as we speak/read/write, but which side is it on?
The number of homicides in Washington, D.C., surpassed coronavirus deaths in the city by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio in July as the nation’s capital continues to grapple with an uptick in murders.
The statistic comes as Washington, D.C., recorded 100 homicides by July 10 – the earliest the city has hit that number since 2003.
The D.C. Police Union claimed the average date over the past 10 years when the city usually hits 100 homicides is Oct. 25.
In 2019 and 2018, the city hit 100 homicides in August, but the city reached the mark on July 12 in 2020, according to WTOP News.
As of July 30, there were 113 homicides in Washington, D.C., this year to date, compared to 108 last year, data from the Metropolitan Police Department shows.
Fox News has reached out to the MPD and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office for comment.
Meanwhile, I can't recommend enough a post by Karl Denninger that offers an excellent explanation of what Dr. Robert Malone refers to as the "leaky" nature of all Covid "vaccines." Technically, the distinction is between sterilizing and non-sterilizing vaccines, with Covid vaccines being non-sterilizing and, thus, "leaky." KD draws out the implications of this--the risk that use of non-sterilizing vaccines will worsen a pandemic in the long run. In doing so he illustrates how ignorance of history can and often does lead to self inflicted harm.
However, I want to offer a caveat. I'm not a scientist. I read this morning someone making the point that, since Covid is a coronavirus similar to the Common Cold, and since we know that immunity developed against the Common Cold only lasts for about two months (which is why we can get a cold in the Fall and then get another cold in the Spring), it's likely that Covid will become endemic in a similar way. In other words, we may only acquire relatively short-lived immunity, similar to the immunity we develop against the cold. This, by the way, is somewhat related to the fact that coronaviruses mutate far more readily and rapidly than do the flu viruses--a crucial difference, and an important reason why coronaviruses are so popular for research manipulation purposes.
Did I just mention that I'm not a scientist? Now, with regard to the previous paragraph, KD repeats what many of us have heard, including from very knowledgeable doctors--that natural immunity acquired from infection is long lasting. I'm tossing this alternative view out there--that natural immunity to coronaviruses may not last all that long--simply as counterpoint. I'm not knowledgeable enough to offer an informed opinion.
So, that's a bit of a long winded way of saying, Read everything with a critical eye. And with that said, I offer my opinion that you can get a real benefit from reading this post:
One additional comment. While driving to my eye exam this morning, and before I read this post, I mentioned to my wife that I have reservations about giving any of these Covid vaccines even to high risk individuals. My reasoning was basically identical to KD's reasoning here--that there is a real risk to others in doing so. There are pros and cons--I'm not offering a firm position, nor does KD. On the other hand, it's a good example of how complicated this stuff is.