Heroes of a Pandemic: Those Who Stood Up Against COVID-19
By Anant Naik
Ingram Spark Publishing
When we saw the ad for this book, we couldn’t resist ordering it. This book is about twenty-six small pages with an average of one sentence per page. The reader can get through it in two minutes—with a one-minute coffee break. It is dedicated to St. Anthony Fauci, MD, and to those who have isolated us from each other for more than a year. It explains that the virus originated in a local food market in China and quickly spread out of control around the world. A vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against Covid-19, and if it ever dares to return, our superheroes will quickly send it away.
Naik starts off obviously referring to the original theory that the dreaded virus made its grand entrance when one of those wacky Chinese bought an infected bat from a local market and consumed it. My wife, who is Chinese, adamantly confirms that Chinese do not eat bats. So, already the whole narrative starts off with a lie and not a very clever one. But I’m sure they got everything else right.
For example, I’m sure the weapon of choice, an untested gene therapy deceptively mislabeled as a vaccine, will work great. Medical experiments never go wrong. Pharmaceutical companies with no liability never cheat. Everything else they have tried has worked so well. After turning the world into a prison (“lockdown” is a prison term), outbreaks continue, and we need more lockdowns. One of my relatives was in the hospital recently. No visitors allowed. Traditionally, even prisoners were allowed visitors —inmates of hospitals and nursing homes are not. These policies may vary by area, but that has been my personal experience in Virginia, so don’t tell me it’s not really happening.
Then there is this little gem: “The world recognized the glue that bound society tighter; These were the truckers, taxi drivers, grocery store employees and fire fighters.” Hey, I like all of these, but is something missing? The similarity between “society” and “social” is not a coincidence. The number-one key feature of society is social contact. That doesn’t even rate a mention here. The implication is that social contact is not important. Never mind the studies showing that inmates in solitary confinement deteriorate psychologically, mentally and physically. Never mind skyrocketing rates of domestic abuse, depression and suicide. Never mind the sick and elderly suffering and dying alone in hospitals and nursing homes.
St. Anthony and his mindless minions with delusions of heroism make the Grinch look like a nice guy. They have done their best to shut down Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas; Super Bowl parties; all parties; weddings; family picnics; and grandparents hugging grandchildren. Millions worldwide have had their careers and lives destroyed. But it’s all worth it. At least you are safe from a virus with a survival rate of over 99 percent.
Is it surprising that a self-hating and suicidal culture would consider people like this to be heroes? That said, there are heroes out there in every category listed at the beginning of this book. Real heroes, like America’s Frontline Doctors and almost everyone censored by YouTube. Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell warned last year that ventilators are not a good idea for Covid patients unless you want to kill them and get a lot of money from the government.
This book exceeded my expectations. I expected it to serve up a malodorous menu of hot, steaming mule muffins, road apples and buffalo bagels, but I’m impressed with how high that pile can get in so few pages with so few words. Apparently, it is aimed at a three-year-old audience suffering from microcephaly. If you can still think (despite public education and news media attempts to stop all such subversive behavior), you might want to avoid this book. If you can’t resist and must wade through this infantile drivel, do it on an empty stomach. This one broke the thumb-o-meter. The thumb could not be more DOWN.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2021🖨️ Print post