Remember, there are two parts to the C19 origin story, "where and when did it occur". Having reasonably ascertained "where" (lab leak), the question unanswered is "when". Perhaps, its time to make an educated guess. 1/
It seems clear in retrospect that our public health communities have attempted to spread C19 infection over two "flu" seasons to build herd immunity. Then show up with a below average vaccine at the end and claim victory. 2/
If correct, then arguably the Chinese might have done the same thing (although with lockdowns as the dramatic end point). Working backwards, this would place the "when" of C19 origin somewhere in late 2018 and early 2019. 3/
Now where have I heard that idea before? End.

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6 Jun
A poignant tweet simply read "Viruses kill but lockdowns murder". It highlights that as lockdowns are planned policy, the deaths associated with them are premeditated. Canada, like many countries needs to be prepared for this upcoming and disturbing discussion. 1/
It is stunning clear from the literature and comparator nations like Sweden that lockdowns didn't save lives. They did hasten the death of many through suicide, self harm, lack of medical care and diminished quality of life. 2/
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I know that real science doesn't matter anymore, but anyways....
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Your weekly reminder that you are in the midst of the largest social policy failure in Canadian history. This week, it's a reading assignment, a remarkable piece of work from Julius Ruechel. 1/…
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A weekly reminder that you're in the midst of the worst social policy failure in Canadian history. Yes, it's alarming to watch especially in the absence of corrective action. Dreadful leadership plays a role but there is a larger structurally dynamic as well. 1/
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A rigorous investigation of Canada's C19 response and the murky operations of PHAC has become evident to those both inside and outside gov't. By any stretch of the imagination, the C19 response was a self inflicted wound and monumental policy failure. 1/
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I remember a MP named Sven Robinson. Young, passionate and openly gay when that was a liability. At a party, he walked away with a piece of jewelry, a flight of fancy. A week later, he rose in parliament, admitted his error and resigned. It was simple, he had broken trust. 1/
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