Things don’t mean what they used to. The idea being to make you forget what they used to mean. In order to get you thinking of other things, in the meanwhile.
This used to mean (or be synonymous with) immunization. You received a vaccination so as to be immune to a sickness, as for example a polio or tetanus vaccine. If you got the shot, you could not get the sickness.
You were immune – and others were de facto immunized as well, by dint of your immunity, since you couldn’t spread what you couldn’t get.
A “vaccine” now means something that reduces the severity of sickness you can still get.
And so, spread.
It works in the same way that drugs for herpes reduce the symptoms associated with that sickness. But you still have – or can get (and give) the Herp. And other people are more likely to get it, too – because they are more likely to be exposed to sick people who don’t seem sick and sick people are more likely to expose others to their sickness, because they don’t feel sick.
Which leads us to . . .
This used to mean a person who was not feeling sick and so probably was not sick who was nonetheless presumed to be sick and thus expected to wear a “mask” – an item that once meant a surgical suite device that met very specific standards – as an essential barrier to the spreading and getting of sickness.
It now has no meaning at all – because the meaning above conflicts with the newly revised definition of “vaccines,” which only suppress symptoms of sickness and so encourage the actual spreading and getting of sickness, asymptomatically.
It was once the . . . case that doctors only spoke of or rather, counted, people sick enough to need the assistance of doctors in order to recover from a sickness as a “case.”
But if panic is wanted, then it is essential to count every (supposed) infection as a “case,” even if the test is dodgy and even if the person isn’t actually sick, at all. Or, he was already sick – with some other malady, such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Then count his death from those as a “case” of Corona – as per Colin Powell – because he happened to “test positive” for that, too.
It is very important to not distinguish between a case – as once defined – and a “case” as now defined. By the former definition, there is a pandemic of acne. By the latter, a pandemic of a sickness with a recovery rate better than 99.8 percent for people not already sick, with some other thing.
The Science –
As distinct from science, which is (was) that discipline founded upon empirical/objective evidence subject to ongoing scrutiny in the light of new empirical/objective evidence that might alter conclusions based on the prior evidence.
The Science can be defined as synonymous with religion in that both are dogmas intolerant of question-asking and immune to contrary facts.
The Science relies on belief – and insists upon faith.
Science rejects faith. It demands proof. Its axioms are always subject to change based upon new facts.
In science, nothing is set permanently in stone. It is set only so long as its axioms and claims remain un-refuted, by science (i.e., by contrary facts).
It – science – does not rely on authority for its authority.
The Science relies foundationally upon authority – which must never be questioned.
Which could not be arbitrarily taken away by the government.
It now means the liberty we’re allowed back, at the arbitrary pleasure of the government.
It used to mean being free to exercise judgment and choose – freely – from various options, without being under any external pressure to “choose” one option over another.
It now means the “freedom” to comply.
Else lose your freedom.
A “lockdown” is imprisonment, by cops – of people not convicted of any crime.
Both things were formerly found only in prisons – or their juvenile delinquent equivalent.
Both have been redefined to normalize life in prison, for everyone.
This once meant a person who wasn’t ill, which meant a person who didn’t need medicine. For example, a person without the flu. Such a person would not ordinarily have taken medicine for the flu, preemptively, just in case he got the flu.
Today there is no such thing as “healthy.” Everyone is presumptively sick and must be treated accordingly. Must take medicines, preemptively, to prevent getting symptoms of sickness they haven’t got, on the theory that they may get it.
On the same basis, everyone should take several aspirins every day, too – since it is possible anyone might get a headache.
It would certainly be healthy for the profit margins of aspirin companies – especially if they could use the government to compel the entire population to take a couple of aspirins every day.
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