An article below” Great Barrington declaration” came to the attention of Philosophyofgoodnews 7/10/2020 and it was a pleasant positive surprise, worth mentioning! At the same time Philosophyofgoodnews posted a comment through DISQUS, which was removed. You can find it below. It was a reply to the beautiful statement from a nurse living in New Zealand, who commented about the article. Following is the link to the article.
Also here is the link to read and if you wish sign the declaration
As of today 26/10/2020 it was signed by 568473 concerned citizens , 11102 medical and public health and 30992 medical practitioners. Coincidence or not just after declaration was published the numbers started going high again nearly everywhere and simultaneously! Like the virus reacted to the declaration! Intelligent virus it is!
Three world known Professors wrote it!
SUNETRA GUPTA (Dr Sunetra Gupta is a professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases)
JAY BHATTACHARYA (Dr Bhattacharya is a professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.)
AND MARTIN KULLDORFF ( Dr Kulldorff is a Professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations.)
Curtesy of UNHERD.COM( unherd.com )
Comment was as follows:
“Thomas Paine in his pamphlet “Common Sense,” said that
“Time makes more converts than a reason.”
Maybe that time has come or is slowly approaching…. as we awake.
I would like to share a quote from the book “Dream & Lie of Louis Pasteur,” written in 1942 by R. B. Pearson.
“….world-famous English nurse, Florence Nightingale, published an attack on the idea in 1860, over 17 years before Pasteur adopted it and claimed it as his own.
She said of ‘infection’:
“Diseases are not individuals arranged in classes, like cats and dogs, but conditions growing out of one another.
Is it not living in a continual mistake to look upon diseases as we do now, as separate entities, which must exist, like cats and dogs, instead of looking upon them as conditions, like a dirty and a clean condition, and just as much under our control; or rather as the reactions of kindly nature, against the conditions in which we have placed ourselves?
I was brought up to believe that smallpox, for instance, was a thing of which there was once a first specimen in the world, which went on propagating itself, in a perpetual chain of descent, just as there was a first dog, (or a first pair of dogs) and that smallpox would not begin itself, any more than a new dog would begin without there having been a parent dog.
Since then, I have seen with my own eyes and smelled with my own nose smallpox growing up in first specimens, either in closed rooms or in overcrowded wards, where it could not by any possibility have been ‘caught’, but must have begun.
I have seen diseases begin, grow up, and pass into one another. Now, dogs do not pass into cats.
I have seen, for instance, with a little overcrowding, continued fever grow up; and with a little more, typhoid fever, and with a little more, typhus, and all in the same ward or hut.
Would it not be far better, truer, and more practical, if we looked upon disease in this light (for diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun-substantives):
– True nursing ignores infection, except to prevent it. Cleanliness and fresh air from open windows, with unremitting attention to the patient, are the only defense a true nurse either asks or needs.
– Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection. The greater part of nursing consists of preserving cleanliness.
– The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions.”
Here you have Florence Nightingale, one of the most famous nurses in history, after a life-long experience with infection, contagion and epidemics, challenging the germ theory 17 years before Pasteur put it forward as his own discovery!” Quote finished.
And if you want to find out about an experiment done in 1918 and results published in 1919, I humbly suggest seeing this
Common Sense became not so common. Let’s try to bring it back to common!”
If there is anything that makes others offended following the above comment Philosophyofgoodnews is genuinely and wholeheartedly apologizing! If there is nothing of the above than following sentences apply.
There is always a hope that people will be generally more open to other people opinions and thoughts. We should make the world free for exchanging the thoughts and let the knowledge to spread! We should finally position Togetherness in front of any jealousy hiding behind different policies.
Still there is a chance to get senses back!
7/10/2020 and republished 26/10/2020
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