There are lies, damn lies, and statistics, according to Mark Twain, and the U.S. government deals in all three. From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com:
In Connecticut, fully vaccinated people are rising from the dead
Unlike England, or Scotland, or Israel, or Germany, or many other countries that have semi-functioning governments, the United States has no nationally reliable source of Covid or Covid vaccine data.
Our famed Centers for Disease Control has turned out to be less famed than infamous. It has failed in every conceivable way since February 2020. Some inconceivable ways too. Worse, in the months since Joe Biden staggered into the White House, the CDC has slipped from mere incompetence into actively twisting science for its new political masters. It has become a true Dept. of Pandemia. (More on this to come.)
In place of centralized national data, we have state health department reports. The states are probably about as competent as the CDC overall, but a bit less political. Maybe.
They also run their own immunization registries and also closer to the local hospital systems and coroners that report Covid deaths. So their five o’clock folly body count reports go through a little less truth destruction.
Alex, you are mostly correct. My wife can no longer smell or taste since contracting COVID-19 on December 15, 2000. What should we call it?
You’ve probably tried everything for your wife, but some of Dr. Joseph Mercola’s many articles have had medical protocols for recovering from Covid that may include recovering smell and taste. You may be able to find something here on SLL (put Mercola in the search box), or by going to other sites on which he’s been featured (particularly lewrockwell.com) and searching their archives. Good luck.
Alex, you are mostly correct. Would you agree that if you had COVID-19 on 12/15/20 and on 1/7/22 and your taste and smell has not returned, this should be considered as “Long” Covid? It seems to me this is real and needs a classification, not free benefits.
I’m not Alex Berenson, I’m Robert Gore, proprietor of Straight Line Logic. I’m also not a medical expert, but to my inexpert eye it looks like “Long Covid.”
Seems like someone should be looking into folks like my wife. It’s not just fatigue 😦