When people can change the language to fit their desires, relying upon people’s long established associations with what words have traditionally meant, it is a corruption of the fabric of our society.
- In recent years and months, the long-held definitions of three words all changed, with immense ramifications for public health policy in the midst of COVID-19
- WHO’s original definition of a pandemic from May 1, 2009, specified simultaneous epidemics worldwide “with enormous numbers of deaths and illnesses”; this definition was changed in the month leading up to the 2009 swine flu pandemic, removing the severity and high mortality criteria
- COVID-19 vaccines are technically gene therapies and did not meet the definition of vaccine, until Merriam-Webster’s vaccine definition was recently changed to — conveniently — include a description of the experimental gene therapies
- From June 2020 to November 2020, WHO changed their definition of herd immunity to imply that it’s a concept that only applies to vaccination, not naturally acquired immunity gained from prior infection
- The implication for society is that by putting out this false information, they’re attempting to change your…
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