Dear Editor, 

I was dismayed by the information put forth in a Dec. 16 article written by a local doctor.

Let’s start at the beginning.  Back in January of 2020, the American people got their first words of wisdom from the great American doctor, Anthony Fauci, who said on Jan. 24, 2020, “We don’t want the American public to be worried about this because their risk is low,”

The CDC and WHO backed up the claim that Covid 19 was nothing to worry about.  Both agencies repeatedly said masks were not necessary and this virus was just that, a virus.

The CDC more recently said that only six percent of true Covid deaths were actually caused by the Covid 19 virus.  All other deaths marked as Covid deaths were because the patient had two or more co morbidities.

Back on March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency after being falsely told millions of Americans were going to die from this virus. That same day, on March 13, 2020, Governor Brad Little declared a state of emergency for Idaho, before a single resident of Idaho ever contracted or died from Covid 19. Why would he do that you ask? Simple - money, lots of money.  1.25 billion, to be exact. Also, from early April on, hospitals received $13,000 for each Covid patient admitted and $39,000 for each patient put on a ventilator.  

In the midst of the lock downs and economic down turn, hospitals cut their budgets and their staff significantly and all “elective” surgeries were cancelled.  

Fast forward to now, many hospital staff still have not been rehired back and hospitals are losing money from people who would have otherwise been receiving elective surgeries throughout these last nine months.

Why are we all being masked up, locked down, and not being able to enjoy our God-given Constitutional Rights?  The reason is we all have to be constantly reminded how deadly this virus is. 

    But let’s look at the survival rate according to the CDC.

    Age 0-19   99.997%

    Age 24-49 99.998%

    Age 50-69 99.5%

    Age 70+    94.6%

There is a remedy for this virus and it is not a vaccine, mask, or lock down. Actually there are two proven drugs that can be given. Hydroxychloroquine, and Ivermectin. Both have several studies that were done, and prove, that given early, or even later, as in the case of Ivermectin, patients even in their 80’s or 90’s fully recovered.

Instead of listening to the government and mainstream media, do your own research. Start with looking up the website of America’s Frontline Doctors (https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com). Of course you won’t find them on Google, so try an alternative search engine not controlled by big tech, like DuckDuckGo. These doctors have been treating Covid patients and have nothing to gain by lying to the American people.

The scare tactic is to keep telling anyone who will listen that this virus is so deadly that if you get it, you will die. That is not true.  The great majority of people will recover on their own. Most patients diagnosed are told to go home and quarantine. Not to mention that these Covid tests raise countless questions as to their accuracy.

For those age 75 plus, with co-morbidities, or those medically fragile, they should stay away from people as they would in a flu season, but they have medication available (hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin) to them should they contract Covid.

One other curious point - in 2018-2019, the seasonal flu according to the CDC: 35.5 million people got sick, 16.5 million people went to their health care provider, 490,000 were hospitalized, and 34,200 died. Many more than the actual Covid deaths in 2020. Also, there is no talk of the flu this season. The flu numbers and deaths have all but evaporated.

People, wake up! Don’t live your life in fear, giving up your Constitutional Rights, for a made up narrative. Do the research and educate yourself!

Lynn Grant

Orofino

(1) comment

Mveine

Dear Mr Grant;

Respectfully, accepting your numbers of deaths would mean 3-4 MILLION Covid deaths in the US which is unacceptable. That could be my Mom or Dad or Daughter or yours. As far as the deaths by ages, this is in flux due to the mutation of the disease and the complications it causes in other comorbidities. Tell the family of the new Louisiana Republican Congressman who was 41 when he died yesterday that, "Oh well, he was one of the .002 % so tough."

We need to mask (which is seriously no big deal since healthcare workers wear them ALL DAY) to protect each other if we are sick and asymptomatic. If we mask and keep a distance, businesses can stay open. Idaho is probably a bit too loose with our direction since we have more Covid deaths and cases than Oregon which is a much larger State.

Instead of pointing fingers at the past, let's please move forward together as we await the vaccinations that will make it safe for everyone.

Thank you.

MVeine

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