Saturday, October 16, 2021

D.L. Gardner: Freedom from political mandates

 Dr. Paul Elias Alexander wrote, “Twenty Steps to End the Madness,” in the Brownstone Institute last month. He began, “Lockdowns, school closures, mask mandates, and all of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictive policies societies were subjected to over the last 18 to 19 months have all failed catastrophically. Governments did devastating things to their societies with illogical, unscientific, and unsound policies that will take decades to recover from. The costs have been staggering in terms of damage to mental health of populations, the consequential rise in hunger and poverty, the crushing effects on economies, the loss of education, escalated costs to healthcare and the delayed and cancelled care for non-Covid illnesses, and the impact on crime. Tens if not hundreds of thousands (and potentially millions) were denied treatment for other medical conditions.”

More and more research scientists, physicians, and healthcare professionals are beginning to step up to demand governments stop interfering with healthcare at local levels via ill-advised one-size-fits-all government lockdowns and mandates on masks and vaccines. Health professionals must have the freedom to practice medicine with their own patients according to their own knowledge and expertise. Patients should have the freedom to receive the best treatments available without political intervention. 

How precious is freedom today in America? Announcing new mandates forcing citizens to take vaccines, President Biden said, “This is not about freedom….” On the contrary Mr. President, the mandates are about forcing citizens to lose jobs or compromise their own health or personal beliefs over your deeply flawed political ideology.

According to the latest numbers, the U.S. has had 45,184,449 Covid cases and 733,068 Covid deaths to date. That means 44,451,381 have survived Covid and have as much as 27 times more immunity against the virus than those who are fully vaccinated based on data from several recent studies. Why mandate vaccines for these folks?

CDC data show children under 18 have a 99.998% COVID-19 recovery rate with no treatment, as well as a fractional rate of infection compared with adults. One distinguished epidemiologist noted, “There is a 1,000-fold difference in risk between children and older adults; 16-year-old Suzie who is in good health is not at the same risk of illness as 85-year-old grandma who had 2 to 3 medical conditions.”

On the other hand, one researcher in England noted that a 56% increase in the number of deaths of 15-19 year-olds from 2020 to 2021 coincided with vaccination rates in the same age group. There was no similar rise in children 1-14 who were not vaccinated. Covid was not the cause of the increase since only 9 died with Covid. Studies show the vaccines sometimes cause rare, serious side-effects in teens, especially myocarditis, i.e. heart inflammation. Nine times as many 15-19 year-olds died after taking vaccines than died of Covid.

Still Biden, the media, and the woke LEFT insist “everyone” must be vaccinated, even the children. They are not following medical science. They are practicing political science and endangering the health of our children.

Covid-19 like other SARS-CoV-2 related viruses is not going away. While we must continue to protect the most vulnerable among us, the rest of us need freedom from political “healthcare” mandates and restrictions on viable treatments. 



Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

He could just as soon cite my dog or his cat, their is no researcher or anyone else that he can name. Just say you disagree Gardner, you would be much more creditable.

Anonymous said...

Thank God we still have personal freedom in the US to ignore people like this guy. If your job, military service, hospital employment - or whatever -mandates wearing a mask, you have absolute freedom to quit your job and find another one that doesn't require masks.

Anonymous said...

You tell them DL! These vaccines are killing people. I would much rather get COVID!

Anonymous said...

Listen to you numbskulls! Wars have been started over less government intrusion. Colonial soldiers went war over 10 % tax. I think we better pray people don’t really get ugly or 1860 may look like a family argument!

Anonymous said...

Typical idiocy from Gardner. He is so predictable.

Anonymous said...

Well at least no one dies from anything else but Covid, it’s literally gotten rid of any of form of death.

Anonymous said...

Brownstone Institute? The " institute" created in 2021 has had time to " research"?

If any students are reading this you should be warned that quoting this " institute" in any term paper or anyone will result in an F.

DL, you'll believe any right wing site and if you are sending them money , they are laughing on their way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was commenting on the

Idiot of the Day (Encore Presentation)

post but my comment posted here?

What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

Dr Paul Elias Alexander?


McMaster University professor is at the centre of a White House controversy over reports he tried to muzzle government scientists, demanded the power to edit COVID-19 documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and accused CDC staff of attempting to “hurt” U.S. President Donald Trump.

Paul Elias Alexander, an assistant professor of health-research methods at the Hamilton university, joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. He was brought in as a scientific adviser to Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign staffer with no scientific or medical background installed as HHS’s assistant secretary of public affairs in April.

On Wednesday, HHS announced Dr. Alexander is “leaving the department” permanently and Mr. Caputo will take a 60-day medical absence. The development comes after Politico and the Washington Post published a string of e-mails from Dr. Alexander and Mr. Caputo attempting to silence scientists working on COVID-19 or make them change their reports to downplay the pandemic’s severity and support Mr. Trump’s messaging.


Anonymous said...

1:47 wins a Daily Double Bozo Bazinga for identifying yet another RWNJ "cited" by DL and the Dummies of the Airborne Antivaxxer Brigage (motto: Cough Cough,

Anonymous said...

Not very smart guy misunderstands how science works...HE LIVES IN STARKPATCH MISSISSIPPII?! Cant make this up!

Anonymous said...

Cannot understand why you are giving such an obviously dimwitted ( at best, unhinged at worst) person credibility by allowing him to contribute irrational, disconnected and inaccurate posts which often quote crazies or con artists on this site.

Anonymous said...

Colon Powell was FULLY VACCINATED.

Anonymous said...

Ok boomer. You missed a few important details:

" Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune response, as well as Parkinson's, Peggy Cifrino, Powell's longtime chief of staff, confirmed to CNN. Even if fully vaccinated against Covid-19, those who are immunocompromised are at greater risk from the virus."

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