In part I, the questions Yale asks were given with suggested alternatives. Here are ways to spot what Yale does and then think differently.
“What viruses should parents be concerned about this fall?”
Yale attempts to answer with “well it’s usually not a big deal, BUT” strategy. Ask, “why is Yale focused on these 5 viruses or family of viruses?” Chances are, big pharma has a syringe-filled “solution” in the pipes.
“What Does It Mean When Viruses Appear During an ‘Off Season’?”
According to Yale, it means everything is up in the air and no one really knows for sure when and where the next pandemic — aka “public health crisis so we must lock you down and inject you because safety” — will occur.
Are Off-Season Viruses More Severe?
Yale’s thought is “No, but there’s a chance they could be.”
Should Parents Still Worry About the Coronavirus This Fall?
Yale’s exact words: “Yes; it remains a threat to kids and adults, both doctors say.” A whole 2 expert-y doctors think this: hardly a scientific consensus. Then they attempt to explain the “yes” with word dances.
What Symptoms Should Parents Look For?
Yale refers parents to the CDC website….
“Possible symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Yet we can ask – are parents really that stupid that they wouldn’t know something is wrong in seeing any of the above? Notice how the experts are subtly infantalizing the way they talk to mere mortals.
When Should A Parent Call the Pediatrician?
“Any time a parent is concerned, it’s best to call and be reassured.”
The Yale expert claims also, “Parents should also contact their pediatrician if a baby younger than three months old has a fever or is difficult to console. “If they’re cranky and you hold them and they settle down, that’s fine. But if you hold them and they’re still absolutely irritable—and you cannot calm them down no matter what you do—that’s a baby that needs to be evaluated.” Here’s what the expert doesn’t tell you: there’s very little he can do either to calm your child. Wait and see if other symptoms crop up before rushing off to Dr. I-Need-My-Ego-Stroked.
How can doctors diagnose a child when there are different viruses with similar symptoms?
Unnecessary question, but meant to reinforce trust in the Medical Establishment over any non-pharma solution.
How can parents treat kids for these illnesses?
Yale: They should make sure their children are well-hydrated, and give them over-the-counter medicines, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, if they have a fever, he adds. “The vast majority of kids are going to do fine with that.” Yale needed to add, “Make sure their diet is filled with fruits and vegetables for crucial vitamins and enzymatic processes.”
How can parents help their kids to stop coughing?
Should have added “at night?” after “coughing”. Answer is sensible –
“If they’re above age 1, we recommend giving a teaspoon of honey, which has been shown in clinical trials to actually help with cough,” says Dr. Dias. “They usually cough the most when they’re sleeping because they’re lying flat, and that position disturbs the child from sleep.”
“For children ages 1 and older, she also advises putting two pillows under the child’s head or raising the head of the bed so they are sleeping on an angle so that gravity can help phlegm flow downward.”
Why are COVID-19 and flu vaccines important for kids and when should they get them?
“Vaccination is really the number one tool that we have for preventing many infectious diseases,” says Dr. Dias. “When so many viruses are circulating, it can reduce confusion,” she adds. Yale’s expert then goes on to tout the Covid shot as “reducing hospitalization” and also urges people to catch their kids up on those other $hots they mi$$ed “during the pandemic.” We must ask how much she’s being paid by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Many doctors also still sincerely believe injections prevent more disease than they cause.
How do you keep children healthy without worrying them?
“Mental health issues among kids are a major concern,” says Dr. Murray. Parents should avoid piling new worries on top of any anxiety kids may already have about school. “The primary mission now is to figure out how to do things as safely as possible, because it’s important for everyone’s mental health.” What Dr. Murray fails to realize is that the anxiety over the pandemic hand-wringing — indeed TRYING to do things “safely” — created the very anxiety the expert is trying to dance around.
Notice in all the rhetoric by 2 touted Experts, neither mentioned diet, vitamins, bone broth, etc. That’s because Yale would never get research grants for things that don’t benefit pharmaceutical companies down the road.