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Yes, There Could Be Bright Spots to the Coronavirus [Opinion]

Always have to look on the bright side…

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Few are in the mood to listen to eternal optimists telling us to “look on the bright side,” of the Coronavirus. But when the dust settles there could be more to celebrate than just the fact that it’s over.

I share the great concern of many others that we could be shooting ourselves in the head because we have a headache. The level of government control that is being imposed upon us under the guise of “keeping us safe” has been shocking. We have watched as the government has shut down and restricted our movements and our rights in a matter of days.

The usual suspects have shamed and demonized their fellow citizens for having doubts and asking questions. This hasn’t been new for them as we’ve watched them accelerate this pattern with a host of political issues. Those tactics only exacerbate suspicion and distrust as well it should. We have also watched in amazement as the great majority of Americans have dutifully complied with extreme demands with nary a whimper.

On the other hand, as Tevya says, it’s not a good idea to simply reject what we are hearing about this virus out of hand. As we all watch the story unfold together, the wisest approach is to remain open to new information and to keep a level head.

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Regardless of our opinions about the necessity for these drastic actions, hardships and interruption are being imposed on our lives whether we like it or not. We certainly hope our country will return to the one we know and love as quickly as possible. Here’s what Pollyanna might offer as a list of bright spots that could remain when it’s all over:

-This could be globalism’s last stand.

-Many more people are learning the necessity and benefits of home-schooling and taking more responsibility for the education of their children.

-There is a clear benefit for countries to have borders and boundaries. In an incomprehensible time when states like California can control whether citizens travel to a neighboring county, the idea of open and porous borders seems absurd. It was never xenophobic or bigoted to think so. Those who continue to support open borders are likely to be taken less seriously than ever.

-In the face of a crisis and with the prospect of social unrest, a growing number of people are seeing the value of the Second Amendment and taking steps to exercise their rights. The folly of politicians who seek to disarm law-abiding citizens whether in good times or bad is being revealed as dangerous and irresponsible.

-More people are watching how the support of buying American products and the manufacture of drugs and medical equipment in the United States is essential to our national security. Globalism has been revealed as a serious threat to the life and health of our citizens.

-Trusting Government bureaucrats with too much power is obviously unwise.

-Preparing for emergencies and learning to be self-sufficient isn’t just a platitude anymore. It’s a necessity.

-Americans may finally toughen up and realize that they “can’t always get what they want.” No government can promise the absence of disappointment. Learning how to tolerate uncertainty and disappointment is part of being an adult.

-Those who are most equipped to weather storms like these are rural dwellers who have a tradition of depending on themselves rather than the government for their well-being. They have endured disdain from big-city politicians, but this crisis may reveal that the laugh has been on them.

-There could be a renaissance and a recognition that family and attention to our personal lives is essential to our survival. In many cases, it’s more important than what we do for a living.

-There is a golden opportunity to respect and learn our history and to use this collective experience to educate the young and others that this is what socialism looks like. If we don’t understand what keeps us free and guard our Liberties, we will discover that it’s too late to get them back once they are lost.

-It may be time to abandon the myriad of petty and preposterous ideas we were being fed prior to the crisis–ideas like hating all men and believing that there are a Heinz 57 variety of genders. Those with few pressing problems can afford such silliness.

-Many will return to God or whatever one conceives God to be. Times like these help us recognize the value of prayer as a form of strength and humility.

Along with our prayers for the health and safety of our loved ones, our country and our fellow citizens, we hope you’re right, Pollyanna.

Karen Kataline is a columnist and talk show host of Spouting Off , a live, internet, call-in show featuring politics, pop culture, and psychology. Her op-eds have appeared at Investor’s Business Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, Western Journal, and The American Thinker. She is the author of Fatlash ! Food Police & Fear of Thin. This is a personal account of her own child beauty pageants, food restrictions, and her “stage door mother on steroids”. We’ll cover “Trump Supporters Sycophants or a Gallery of Rebels?” and the Schiff Show.

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UFC Chief Laments Lack of Available Monoclonal COVID Treatments

This, just days after Florida accused the federal government of hoarding the life-saving treatments.

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If you were to ask the government about the options that we have for defeating the coronavirus pandemic, you are likely to hear but one side of the story:  Vaccines.

The Biden administration has been unwavering in their support of these inoculations, even going so far as to attempt to install a constitutionally unsound vaccine mandate that took only two months for the Supreme Court to gut.

But there are other options too, induing the widely popular and effective monoclonal antibody treatments.  And, despite the government’s insistence on pushing vaccines on the masses, the Biden administration has also appeared to corner the market on these life-saving medicines…and they’re being awfully stingy with them.

“I bet I could get some f*****g pain pills quicker than I could get monoclonal antibodies,” UFC President Dana White said in regards to the rationing of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 during a press conference on Saturday following the UFC 45 Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

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MMA Weekly asked White about a left-wing censorship campaign targeting Joe Rogan under the auspices of “misinformation” involving an “open letter” from assorted medical professionals and academic calling on Spotify, the distributor or Rogan’s eponymous podcast, to “take action” against what they described as “mass-misinformation” which is “medically and culturally dangerous.”

The exchange was lively to say the least.

MMA Weekly asked, “I was wondering what your thoughts were with the 200-plus doctors trying to put pressure on Spotify saying that Joe’s a menace.”

White replied, “Are they really? Well how about this, ever since I came out and said what I did, It’s almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies. They’re making it so you can’t get them — medicine that absolutely works, they’re keeping from us. I don’t want to get too political and start getting into all this s***, but ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies have been around for a long time. Now, all of a sudden, you can’t dig them up to save your life. The doctors won’t give them to you.”

The criticism arrives amid a flurry of complaints from Florida officials, complaining that the Biden administration simply will not ship these treatments to them, and without providing any reason as to why.

If you were to ask the government about the options that we have for defeating the coronavirus pandemic, you are likely to hear but one side of the story:  Vaccines. The Biden administration has been unwavering in their support of these inoculations, even going so far as to attempt to install a constitutionally unsound vaccine mandate that took only two months for the Supreme Court to gut. But there are other options too, induing the widely popular and effective monoclonal antibody treatments.  And, despite the government’s insistence on pushing vaccines on the masses, the Biden administration has also appeared to corner the market on these life-saving medicines…and they’re being awfully stingy with them. “I bet I could get some f*****g pain pills quicker than I could get monoclonal antibodies,” UFC President Dana White said in regards to the rationing of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 during a press conference on Saturday following the UFC 45 Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. MMA Weekly asked White about a left-wing censorship campaign targeting Joe Rogan under the auspices of “misinformation” involving an “open letter” from assorted medical professionals and academic calling on Spotify, the distributor or Rogan’s eponymous podcast, to “take action” against what they described as “mass-misinformation” which is “medically and culturally dangerous.” The exchange was lively to say the least. MMA Weekly asked, “I was wondering what your thoughts were with the 200-plus doctors trying to put pressure on Spotify saying that Joe’s a menace.” White replied, “Are they really? Well how about this, ever since I came out and said what I did, It’s almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies. They’re making it so you can’t get them — medicine that absolutely works, they’re keeping from us. I don’t want to get too political and start getting into…

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Liberal Elites Doubled Their Wealth as Pandemic Crippled US Economy

The Haves and the Have-Nots are inching very closer to an explosive situation.

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As time marches forward in its unstoppable, steady way, we are becoming more accustomed to the idea that it’s going to be us versus them for some time far into the future.  The Haves and the Have-Nots are indelibly locked in a struggle for the resources of this planet, wealth among them, and those with the most of it are winning the race.

And by a long shot.

Worse still, they seem to have somehow taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to further gorge themselves on the global economy…all while Americans from coast to coast are struggling mightily.

The world’s 10 richest men have more than doubled their fortunes to $1.9 trillion, at a rate of $1.6 billion a day, over the past 12 months, proving elites have largely been spared the misery and financial ruin inflicted on so many by endless enforced lockdowns.

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There was an alarming historical context to the numbers as well.

A confederation of charities that focus on alleviating global poverty, Oxfam said members of the globalist financial elites saw their wealth rose more during the pandemic more than it did the previous 14 years, when the world economy was suffering the worst recession since the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

These are some of the main points from Oxfam’s latest report, Inequality Kills, which has been released as global business leaders meet virtually this week for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The news is particularly prescient today, with the omicron variant bringing the national labor force to its knees, and as President Joe Biden is offering no discernible financial support to Americans.

As time marches forward in its unstoppable, steady way, we are becoming more accustomed to the idea that it’s going to be us versus them for some time far into the future.  The Haves and the Have-Nots are indelibly locked in a struggle for the resources of this planet, wealth among them, and those with the most of it are winning the race. And by a long shot. Worse still, they seem to have somehow taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to further gorge themselves on the global economy…all while Americans from coast to coast are struggling mightily. The world’s 10 richest men have more than doubled their fortunes to $1.9 trillion, at a rate of $1.6 billion a day, over the past 12 months, proving elites have largely been spared the misery and financial ruin inflicted on so many by endless enforced lockdowns. There was an alarming historical context to the numbers as well. A confederation of charities that focus on alleviating global poverty, Oxfam said members of the globalist financial elites saw their wealth rose more during the pandemic more than it did the previous 14 years, when the world economy was suffering the worst recession since the Wall Street Crash of 1929. These are some of the main points from Oxfam’s latest report, Inequality Kills, which has been released as global business leaders meet virtually this week for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The news is particularly prescient today, with the omicron variant bringing the national labor force to its knees, and as President Joe Biden is offering no discernible financial support to Americans.

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