Yes, I was stoned. No kidding. Heading east, we were minding our business speeding along on I-70 in Indiana. We had driven to Las Vegas to give a KST seminar and then to Burbank, California to speak at Chiropractic Rocks. We were returning home after many days of driving. Take a drive through America one day, one month or one year—this is a very big country. At long last we were on the final leg of our journey and expecting to be in Pennsylvania later that day after we traversed Ohio and West Virginia. It suddenly got cloudy, and very dark. Then it happened.
First we heard snapping sounds—think of the overture to West Side Story—they snapped their fingers to the (great) music just before they were going to beat somebody up.
But I digress.
The snap was followed immediately by a “ping” as the metal responded. The snapping and pinging began to increase in intensity. I looked at the side of the road. I saw a tremendous amount of what looked like white balls bouncing all around us. Were the gods playing ping-pong?
The Big One
Traffic on the highway slowed as we plowed ahead. Some lucky drivers found refuge under overpasses, but the rest of us shouldered on. Hard smacks continued until the Big One. Wham! Right into our windshield on the passenger side, right at my daughter’s head!
She quickly jumped into the back seat. I pulled over to the side of the road, trying to find protection under overhanging branches. We prayed there would be no more Big Ones that could shatter the windshield into splinters and shards that could kill and maim us. But safety glass saved us.
Safety glass was invented in 1903 by Edouard Benedictus, a French chemist. As he climbed a ladder in the lab, he accidentally knocked a glass flask to the floor. But instead of shattering to pieces, the shape of the flask remained. The pieces stuck together. There were no shards scattered around (as you can see from my windshield it works well).
Why? The flask had contained cellulose nitrate solution, an early liquid plastic. The solution had evaporated but the residue coated the interior of the flask with a thin film. That was what prevented the glass from shattering—the plastic held the pieces together. People used to die in automobile accidents from broken glass flying like missiles into bodies. Safety glass changed all that.
I have a cash practice. I hate dealing with third parties. But I have car insurance. My “comprehensive” came in handy; the windshield will be replaced and the repairs to the dented body parts (of the car that is) won’t cost us anything out of pocket.
This story is not made up. There were no computer models used in this story, the events did happen and I didn’t ask permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make these statements. And I especially didn’t ask the FDA permission to show you the below finding:
Those who pushed ‘shelter in place’ policies share the blame, but everyone feels the consequences.
It is important that we assess the wisdom of our public health approaches to the disease. Chief among those approaches was the institution of lockdowns across a broad range of populations.
The pathologies of the lockdowns are clear and have been both predicted and recorded. They include increased risk of preventable deaths from cancer, heart disease, etc., as well as psychological trauma, resulting in increased homicides, accidents and suicidal ideations, caused by long periods of isolation.
What is less clear is whether the lockdowns served any useful medical purpose.
Fortunately, two researchers at the RAND Corporation and two researchers from the University of Southern California have done an analysis of the medical value of the lockdowns (which they refer to as “sheltering in place,” or SIP, policies). They looked at 43 countries and all the states in the union and published their assessment in June as a working paper of the National Bureau for Economic Research.
Shelter-in-place orders didn’t save lives during the pandemic, research paper concludes:
[W]e fail to find that SIP policies saved lives. To the contrary, we find a positive association between SIP policies and excess deaths. We find that following the implementation of SIP policies, excess mortality increases.
The lockdowns didn’t reduce the number of deaths, failed to prevent any excess deaths and in fact resulted in increased deaths. Read more at: https://www.israpundit.org/covid-19-lockdowns-caused-more-deaths-instead-of-reducing-them-rand-study-finds/
The best way I can describe the use of masks, lockdowns and socialist distancing is to call it all “theatre.” It’s just a show. A show revealing to us how people can be manipulated into doing things that cause them harm as long as they are told by their “leaders” and “the experts.” They are no longer saying that you are responsible for your own health. Oh no, now they insidiously tell us—“It’s for the community” (or is it “the communist-ity”?) “Your mask prevents ME from getting Covid.” What trash. What lies! What dishonesty! As the air clears and the hysteria dies down, I hope the populace will remember those politicians (and schools) that so willingly enchained us to a failed medical model of disease.
What Hath Medicine Wrought?
After all, we’ve been dominated by “modern” medicine for nearly a decade, and we’re sicker, fatter and less healthy than ever. We’re suddenly all at risk—“Hey guys why are we such a mess? Thanks for all the lousy advice.” Why would anyone follow those pathetic failures?
We must learn from the past. Why make the same mistakes over and over?
This above RAND report reaffirmed what most of us already know—most of us, except for the politicians, government bureaucrats, medical profession, mainstream media and chiropractic colleges—that it’s all been a theatre of the absurd, resulting in death and weakening of our society.
4th of July
Today we celebrate our wonderful country—the wealthiest, most powerful, most charitable, most tolerant nation and freest in the world. We got this way because people were largely left alone to make their own decisions, to take risks and to win or lose based on those risks. We were guaranteed freedoms in our founding documents that permitted all this to happen, with de-centralized power, low taxes and few regulations. May we return to those freedoms.
A wonderful book on the founding of the United States of America that makes the people, debates, the arguments, and compromises come alive in an enjoyable and enlightening manner is Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage Books). I suggest you get a copy and write to me and let me know what you think of it.
PS. Do us all a favor and buy it from smaller, independent booksellers such as:
Tedd Koren, DC discovered Koren Specific Technique, a breakthrough in healthcare, after dozens of doctors were unable to help him. For more information on KST or to register for an upcoming seminar, go to www.korenspecifictechnique.com or call 267-498-0071 (US East Coast).
Dr. Koren has been following and writing about the corona question. Read his other corona posts: The Coronavirus is Coming, Corona Alert: The Martians are Coming!, Corona Virus: Going, Going, Gone!, Coronavirus: We Should Have Learned By Now, Hysteria: More Contagious Than the Flu, Science or Science Fiction?, Iatrogenic Illness, Crib Death Dropping: A Silver Lining to the Lockdown and Chiropractic in the Time of Covid-19: A Missed Opportunity.