DEAR GOVERNOR, WHY DO WE NEED ALL THIS TESTING?

DEAR GOVERNOR, WHY DO WE NEED ALL THIS TESTING?

by Michael Peroutka

Dear Governor,

I am just a little confused.  If the covid-19 recovery rates among the vast majority of the populace are beyond the 99th percentile, then why do we need to be testing and tracking and mapping and spending resources (we have long ago depleted) on finding out who has already had it?

Just what are we trying to accomplish by this?

If the testing reveals that more people have been exposed (than we formerly estimated) then doesn’t that make the mortality rate even less?

And if the testing reveals that less people have been exposed (than we formerly estimated) then didn’t we succeed in flattening the curve?

But, no matter the shape of the curve, our hospital systems were not overrun.  And that was the goal, right?

So, what are we doing?

And am I wrong in my understanding that the human body deals with viruses by naturally developing antibodies which provide immunity and that communities of people, when they are free to interact, mutually assist one another through something they call “herd immunity”?

Now, some are suggesting that the real purpose of the tracking is the implementation of a centralized system of mandatory vaccinations and population control enforced though threats, intimidation and police state methods.

So, please, we would like to hear from our governor a simple, straightforward, believable explanation of why we need to test, trace, and track a virus that has already passed through the citizenry leaving the overwhelming majority of us unaffected, and in countless cases, even unaware.

 

This is Michael Anthony Peroutka, for Institute on the Constitution, bringing you The American View.