COVID-19 and the fall of the experts

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This HND piece examines a few more failures of the public health "experts," who are guiding us (and not very well) through the novel coronavirus pandemic. We first discuss the scandal involving the hypersensitivity of the most-used screening test. Because of an over-cranking of the number of PCR cycles, false positives are being created at an alarming rate.

Then, we offer you the true story of how New York state caused the deaths of 11,000 people in their nursing home travesty. Finally, we segue into the small matter of how "flattening the curve" for a couple of weeks morphed into permanent lockdowns for much of the country--along with reflections on why we tolerate feckless experts.

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A look at mixed methods research

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This HND piece examines the emerging field of mixed methods research, which strives to combine the best of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Beginning in the social sciences, over the past few years, it has also moved into the health sciences.

Many researchers in the healthcare field have long appreciated that the highly touted randomized double-blind clinical trial, called a "gold standard" by some, has severe limitations. Indeed, we quote former CDC director Tom Frieden himself on that matter. The piece quotes experts and innovators in this exciting new methodology.

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Listening to other voices on COVID-19

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This HND piece discusses some alternative viewpoints regarding COVID-19. This movement started back in April, when the first data came out, suggesting that the lockdowns were a waste. They were then followed by plenty of anecdotal reports on the successful use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).

Before long HCQ was being attacked by a cadre of mostly establishment drones such as Fauci, and alleged "science" guys like David Gorski, MD aka "Orac." Gorski mixes legit pro-science stuff with political hit jobs. (Guess what side he's on?) We analyze why there is such an intense effort to go after HCQ, which now includes a breathless attack on a noted Yale epidemiologist. The funny thing is that his response just shows how desperate and ill-informed the haters are.

We conclude with a brand new study that also turns the conventional wisdom on its head.

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Finding the origin of COVID-19 in bat caves

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This HND piece connects the dots between SARS-like illnesses that popped-up in China in 2005 and 2012—both related to bat caves—and striking similarities in the virus isolated to today's SARS-CoV-2. Interestingly, China's "bat woman" Shi Zhengli is involved all the way through—as is bat guano, long prized as a fertilizer.

Much of this information only came out as a result of a master's these being translated into English, and posted on the Web.

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The chimera has been unleashed

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This HND piece gives you the origin story of SARS-CoV-2, the notorious virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. As it happens, the definitive saga is presented in a new book from an impeccable Italian researcher, and boy, does it name names. We decided that "gain of function" research with viruses was way too dangerous to do in the US, so naturally, we gave all the technology to those trustworthy Chinese.

No, I'm not making this up. Tony Fauci's hands are all over this, along with the corresponding figures in France. Whether this chimeric virus was released by accident or on purpose will never be proven. But what can't be denied is that the Chi-Coms took full advantage of the situation, and still have not provided the original genome to anyone.

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The other pandemic

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This HND piece argues that there is another pandemic besides COVID, and this one is affecting a whole lot more people. In fact, it could be affecting 20-30 percent of Americans. This forgotten pandemic consists of a variety of unrecognized, untreated viral and immune connected issues, and is called Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, or NIDS.

Typically, NIDS can manifest as what we call Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS). Many classic autoimmune diseases may have a treatable NIDS component. We take a hard look at today's autism, and find that it has very little in common with the condition described back in the 1940s by Dr. Leo Kanner. Kanner referred to it as a developmental disorder, that affected at most 1:5000 children. But since it is now said to affect 1:54 kids, there has to be something else going on.

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COVID-19 censorship

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This HND piece takes a hard look at how the information mandarin class is actively censoring anything on COVID-19 they don't agree with. And, they don't care about the credentials of those they censor. But then, they also don't care that so-called "Nation's top infectious disease expert" Anthony Fauci has no specialized educational background whatsoever in infectious diseases. While on-the-job training can be important, in the field of medicine, you would generally need to have done a fellowship in infectious disease to ethically proclaim yourself as an expert.

That's why it is so egregious that real doctors who treat real COVID-19 patients, and posted a video of their press conference that got 17 million views on Facebook in eight hours, found it removed—as was the same video on YouTube.

Americans hate censorship, and sooner or later will realize that Big Tech is not on their side. It's one thing to steal your personal information and profit from it. But, it's entirely a different matter to limit your access to outside information, for whatever nefarious purpose they think they are serving.

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Kids should be going back to school this fall in-person

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This HND piece presents the argument—strictly based on the best available science—that kids should be returning to school this fall as they normally do. Indeed, we use the copiously documented presentation by the Orange County California Board of Education, and give you links to the main scientific works cited.

At the end of the day, any arguments against re-opening, however well-intentioned, are simply based on raw emotion, and in some cases a weird sort of nihilism disguised as misplaced parental concern. But in an era of obscene politics ruling the day, all that's left is to try to be rational

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More COVID-19 misinformation

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This HND piece presents just a few examples of an organized effort to mislead the public regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We start with an asinine story that appeared in the New York Times, no less, that had to be extensively modified once someone with brain one actually read it and pointed out the obvious nonsense to the now hapless newspaper.

From there, we get into how COVID-19 positive test statistics are being distorted, and the official excuse is something less than convincing. Then, we segue into failings at the CDC.

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A look at excited delirium

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This HND piece introduces the syndrome of excited delirium, which is well-known to medical examiners, EMS personnel, and emergency physicians—even if it seems to be denied by others. The irony here is that the syndrome was identified (under the name Bell's Mania) in 1849, and thus is hardly something new.

Unfortunately, politics and the pressure of "polite society" have kept excited delirium from entering the entire medical lexicon. The joke is that both the DSM-5 and ICD-10 describe identical syndromes, even if they don't use that name.

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