Try new strategies for fighting covid
Why are we being bombarded with vaccination propaganda while success stories in other nations are being censored or ignored?
Current stats from Uttar Pradesh in India are staggering, as follows. UP has a population of 241 million people, of whom approximately 20% are fully vaccinated. UP’s total covid cases for the period of Nov. 10-23 was 124. Compare this with the Indian state of Kerala, population 35 million with 52% of its people fully vaccinated. During the same time period, Kerala had 82,356 cases. Why the huge difference?
UP used a system of early intervention at a time when its population was only 5% fully vaccinated, by aggressively treating covid in its early stages using kits containing antibiotics, supplements and vitamins.
Figures don’t lie, it worked. Kerala, on the other hand, used the United States’ recommendations, which forgo early intervention and rely solely on the vaccinations.
When one looks at what is going on in our country, there is something very wrong with our approach.
Why does the Biden Administration continue to ignore these successes and try to jam a one-size-fits-all agenda down our throats? We should be using all available effective methods to combat this pandemic.
Wind, solar also harm environment
Frank Wicks’ Nov. 17 letter (“Don’t bank on trees to rescue climate”) oddly for a college professor leaves out the facts on carbon storage and trees.
And he is misleading on the environmental impact of wind and solar on all of us.
Here are some of the facts he is leaving out:
According to Penn State Extension and the U.S. Forest Service trees store carbon in their trunks, roots, limbs and leaves — they are the very best capture of carbon on Earth.
And wind and solar use rare earth minerals now being mined off the ocean floor creating devastating effects for everyone.
The panels end up in landfills where their dangerous chemicals leach into the land, water and food chain.
According to Climate News, Wil S. Hylton in the Jan./Feb. 2020 issue of The Atlantic warns about the impending launch of “history’s largest mining operation,” which threatens to deliver what could potentially amount to a type of final death blow for the health of our saltwater terrain.
And that is a death blow for you and me.
According to Stop These Things, wind and solar panels pose waste issues. Wind and solar also use huge tracts of land and result in further deforestation. Wind and solar farms require new lines to be laid and result in no closing of traditional power plants.
The only way is to use less.
Beth R. Jacobs
Where was justice in Rittenhouse case
Frankly, I have real difficulty listening to some legal experts explain the Rittenhouse verdict as understandable and expected given the apparently monumental task of overcoming the claim of self-defense.
These experts contend the behavior displayed by Rittenhouse did not reach the level of “provocation” needed to nullify a self-defense plea.
What the verdict says to me is that a wild-eyed 17-year-old can possess an AR-15 military assault weapon, load up, appoint himself a vigilante amidst civil strife, engage in confrontational behavior and proceed to use a killing weapon to defend himself against two unarmed protesters.
In doing so, he killed both men as well as injuring a third who was armed with a handgun.
Was there not one shooting in which the jury could have found Rittenhouse guilty of at least a lesser included charge? Or have we embraced such an extreme gun culture that one’s use of an AR-15 is accepted as reasonable in most any confrontation, even if the victims are unarmed and the defendant is at least partially responsible for the confrontation?
Robert K. Corliss
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