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User Info Covid-19 -- A White Paper - To @RealDonaldTrump and @CDC; entered at 2020-12-03 12:49:52
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Very good paper. It's organized into digestible sections that can be referenced in discussion and seems to hit on all relevant sub-topics of COVID-19 where control and fear have taken root mainstream. I suppose it won't convince anyone against his or her will, but the consistent focus on showing what is scientifically strong evidence and what is weak--and with color coding!--is really an excellent approach in teaching those interested why some pieces of information are more important than others, how to recognize them, and what they mean when taken collectively.

People are unsettled by the whole situation, but they don't understand why and are shamed (as a matter of public policy?) for expressing it. I think this paper very much gives understanding to what they are feeling, arming those who feel discontent with effective weapons against the cycle of shame, fear, and control that is churning around us. I sure appreciate that, at its foundation, it is a love and concern for others that fuels this stand against deception, no matter who the enemy turns out to be.


When reading, I came across this paragraph on page 27 that took me a couple of passes:
This is not to indict these candidate vaccines for absence of evidence that requires time to develop cannot do that. But it is to point out that the record when one takes short-cuts has a number of very bad historical events in the record, all of which should give anyone pause and all of which were preventable had normal scientific scrutiny and the processes involved not been rushed.

I understood this as:
This is not to indict candidate vaccines for the absence of evidence that requires time to develop, but it is to point out a number of very bad historical events that have occurred as a consequence of taking similar short-cuts in the past. These events should give anyone pause, as all of them could have been prevented by normal scientific scrutiny, had the standard processes involved not been rushed or bypassed.
2020-12-03 12:49:52