Unnecessary deaths in Michigan

So, How Many Michiganders Have Died Thanks To Gretchen Whitmer’s Worship Of Centralized Bureaucratic Authority?

Perhaps as many as several hundred…

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: ON MARCH 24, 2020, when Michigan’s official COVID-19 death toll stood at 43, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Director of the state’s Bureau Of Professional Licensing issued a threat to medical professionals practicing in the state– both doctors and pharmacists. The threat (see it here) warned of unspecified “administrative action” to be levied as a punishment of anyone dispensing, prescribing or administering hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine as a treatment for the COVID-19 illness.

The rationale offered for the thuggish effort to override the actually-professional opinions of highly-trained, experienced people in the field, who are actually faced with making the best decisions on immediately-necessary treatment for actual people who will otherwise very possibly die (as many have done), is that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine “are drugs that have not been proven scientifically or medically to treat COVID-19”.

But, of course, they HAVE AND HAD been proven both scientifically and medically to treat COVID-19.

WHAT WHITMER REALLY MEANT is that US bureaucrats have not yet declared hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to be proven scientifically or medically to treat COVID-19. And for worshipers of Leviathan, like Whitmer, that is everything.

The fact is, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine– particularly in conjunction with azithromycin (and zinc supplements where the patient’s onboard supply is low), and begun while symptoms are mild to severe, but before the edge of death– have been thoroughly-proven successful as complete cures for COVID-19. These drugs have been clinically-tested in China and France and field-tested in more than 30 countries, where their consistent efficacy has led to them having become the most highly-recommended COVID-19 treatment worldwide… except in the US, thanks to people like Gretchen Whitmer, who have prostrated themselves before the false god of The State.

For statists like Whitmer, the imprimatur of the US bureaucracy is the only thing that does or can make something real and legitimate. Any practice, product or protocol lacking that US bureaucratic stamp of approval is no more legitimate medically than is the work of Druids, shamans, and witch-doctors, and its use amounts to malpractice.

For statists like Whitmer, doctors faced with dangerously-ill patients should do nothing, rather than offend the dignity of the US bureaucracy as the sole source of wisdom in such areas. That is the “treatment” alternative– because the US bureaucracy has got nothing. There IS no CDC- and/or FDA-approved successful treatment for COVID-19.

For statists like Gretchen Whitmer, people– not just doctors, but everyone, in every area– should behave as robots, or as little children. They should make no judgments for themselves, and should stand inert in regard to anything and everything until given permission or guidance by state-designated “experts”. Such is the perspective of the “progressive”– a combination of a soaring arrogance regarding their own wisdom (as they imagine themselves suited to designate the authoritative “experts” whose decisions will rule everyone) with paranoid anxiety at the prospect of making (and being held responsible for) their own decisions or accommodating decisions freely-made by undesignated others.

BECAUSE STATE-WORSHIPING PROGRESSIVE GRETCHEN WHITMER is, unfortunately, able to do harm to others and made the arrogant and abusive threats that she did on behalf of her stunted notions of how the world should work, there have doubtless been some medical professionals in Michigan who have declined to treat patients with the hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin cure. Because the treatment IS a complete cure, it can therefore reasonably be said that every Michigander who was not already at death’s door on March 24 and has since died from COVID-19 infection (at least until an FDA sign-off led Whitmer to reverse herself a week later, with the death toll then standing at 293) did so because Gretchen Whitmer dissuaded their caregivers from curing them.

Welcome to the Brave New Collectivist World…

Or, better, how about not? How about instead let’s kick the ugly thing out the door.

Let’s embrace CtC, and downsize DC (and Lansing, and every other nest of “officialdom”). Let’s get ourselves back to the much healthier relationship between citizen and government in which no one feels compelled to look to the “expertise” of state officials, or pay heed to their pretenses of authority.

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P.S. WHEN ALCOHOLISM (and other addictions), domestic violence (and other crimes), and suicide and all the other pathologies attendant on forced isolation, confinement, unemployment, bankruptcy, business failures and ruined dreams of other sorts all begin to rise in Michigan over the coming months, those, too, can be laid at the feet of Gretchen Whitmer. As a number of other Constitution-violating governors have lately done, Whitmer has had Michigan in a “lockdown” for several weeks, which will now (with today’s connivance of the state legislature) extend until at least the end of April.

And all this over a grossly-overblown disease threat which was never going to be even as significant as the average annual influenza outbreak! What’s more, this disease threat is now much, much less significant still. Remember, for this one a cure has actually been found…

I feel like I should express an appropriate blue-streak degree of outrage at all of this madness and evil. But, you know what? Words fail me.

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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