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Omicron—Spawn from the Political Economy of Death
by Nayvin Gordon, M.D.
Saturday Dec 4th, 2021 3:29 PM
Public Health Science Key to End Covid-19 Catastrophe

Politicians from President Biden to California Governor Newsom boast that they are following the science regarding Covid-19, and have also said that a new variant, like Omicron, was predicted and inevitable. Why is it inevitable? Because politicians have failed to follow the science! Against all public health scientific advice, politicians have removed most public health mandates and allowed Covid to spread across the land. We have been told that we must live with the virus. The government has deliberately failed to protect us. We have been repeatedly told that it would be “too costly” to protect us utilizing the public health strategy of mass testing, isolation, quarantine, and paid support for workers while schools and businesses are closed to stop transmission. Democratic and Republican politicians have repeatedly stated that they will not do this; they will not stop the spread of the virus even as one million adults and almost 1,000 children have died from Covid-19 in the U.S.

What is not being widely publicized is that Covid infections, no matter if asymptomatic or symptomatic, cause significant damage to the body of MOST people infected. The virus causes the body to create antibodies against its own organs and against the immune system, weakening the body, creating conditions for further illness, INFECTIONS, and disability. Long-Covid-19 is only one result of this damage to the body. Already more than 50 million people in the U.S. have been infected leading to a HIGH RISK FOR internal bodily damage. The longer transmission continues, millions more will suffer long-term effects. Covid-19 is in the same beta coronavirus group that caused prior coronavirus pandemics; MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS, (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Scientists have demonstrated long-term disabilities in lung, function, brain function, and fatigue for up to 15 YEARS after infection with MERS or SARS!!
We have been told that vaccines alone are the magic bullet to get us out of the pandemic. Yes, existing vaccines protects against severe disease and death but do not prevent becoming infected and transmitting the virus. Increased transmission means more infections, more mutations, and a greater chance of variant vaccine escape like Omicron.

Given the failure to follow the science, the pandemic will continue and new variants will arise. Transmission of Covid-19 can only be stopped by implementing public health restrictions PLUS VACCINES. This strategy has been successful in Taiwan and China for over two years. China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, has eliminated outbreaks and had only 4,636 deaths. Taiwan with a population of 24 million has had only 848 deaths and has eliminated the virus. This is known as a policy of Zero--Covid. This strategy can be implemented around the world to ensure everyone is safe from the virus.

Protecting the population from a preventable disease is clearly not a priority for U.S. politicians who are directing a political economy of death and disease. They have allowed one million to die and over 50 million more to become infected with Covid0-19. The brutal truth is that the people’s health is of little value, we are expendable. We have been repeatedly told, it is just too costly, “the cure can’t be worse than the disease”. Trillions of dollars have been freely spent on the military/war industry and propping up zombie corporations on Wall Street, but there is no money to stop a preventable infectious disease.

This profit-driveneast political economy, sacrificing millions to the demon of greed, must be abolished and replaced by an egalitarian society -- social, economic, and political equality for all. We desperately need a movement that demands above all else--protecting the health and lives of the working class. Let’s get organized to fight for Zero--Covid.

Dr. Nayvin Gordon
gordonnayvin [at]

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