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COVID Testing — Opiate For The Masses

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By Tuesday, 05 May 2020 08:27 AM Current | Bio | Archive

So … I have listened to the daily COVID status briefings by the President's Team, sharing how the country's faring in its War Against the Coronavirus, and, when I hear all of the hubbub about how our testing capability is ratcheting up processing more and more people, I can't help but think, "MAN, are we daft or what!!!!!"

Now, I understand that such an extreme suggestion on my part may ... will raise a few eyebrows for being just a bit "tetched" given that these tests are sanctioned by so many "credentialled" authorities; however, please allow me the following logical observation.

First, for a country the size of the United States, a ramp into ubiquitous test coverage is nothing short of an aspiration. In fact, I would judge it to fall far short of an "aspiration" actually to being farcical.

A few mornings ago, I was listening to one of Atlanta's prominent news/talk radio stations, when the host interviewed the president of a locally based, national restaurant chain. And this seasoned senior executive asserted that these screenings are no different than airport TSA Screenings.

Such an illogical and wrong analogy. Who among us, after having been screened by the TSA, were ever allowed back into the unscreened population and, later, board the plane, without being rescreened?

It reminded me of another flawed, dysfunctional practice that has been used to control illegal border entries, when we deported the illegals, but had no means of tracking and preventing them from doing an immediate about-face and re-enter the U.S., thus, a comedy of errors masquerading as border control.

Similarly, COVID testing is swabbing millions of prospective infections, only to allow those not infected to return to an unquarantined population. This, despite the COVID test being just that — a test — and it does not protect one from infection; it merely is a snapshot-in-time assessment.

What happens later is anybody's guest.

Only 30 minutes later, or even significantly less time, those tested and found to be "negative" could become infected, long before their negative test results are returned, which would compound more infections, inasmuch as one assessed to be negative became infected, post-test.

So, what has all the testing been about?

My money is on calming people by the inferences of things getting accomplished, thereby implying things are becoming controlled. Each briefing, with its testing virtues became a mission critical milestone toward an implicit return to normalcy.

However, from where I sit, it all means bupkis ... in other words, nothing at all, meaning, as much as we might age out of belief in other child fantasies, many of us never mature beyond being just large-sized kids ... wanting our mommies and a kiss for our boo-boo.

Mind Over Chatter...Inspiring Logic.

Milt Thomas grew up on a South-Georgia farm, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, and received his MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School. After a career as an executive with Cox Broadcasting, WSB-TV, Home Depot, and The Coca Cola Company, he is working to launch a new tech startup to rival social media and elevate the internet's entire quality experience. He has written and self-published his first book, "Black, Dumb and Barefoot...And Knocked Up By the Democrats." Milt makes his home in the Atlanta Metro. Read Milt Thomas' Reports — More Here.

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