My new book, Covid, Michián Health Experts: The Top-Notch Health Care Team at the Center of Health Crisis in Michigan, is just out and offers you the information you need to know about Covid-19, what’s happening in our county, and what people are doing to help.
I know we’ve been trying to get your attention, but the book is being published on April 3rd, and your website is currently out of stock. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, just email me at [email protected].
I read the book. It was great. But it was written for a very specific audience. I knew that people who were doing what they were doing would get an accurate understanding of the situation. But the book is being released for general consumption—and at what I feel are the right times (when the media is reporting on the crisis in a different way). I had no idea that you guys were doing something similar.
I just want you to know that covid is not a death trap for our communities. I’ve received so many emails from folks thanking me for the book and the free ebook that I’ve given them credit for my “covid knowledge.” I’m so glad people are reading and thanking me for writing this helpful book.
I have seen many local health officials who are afraid to touch the new coronavirus because they are concerned that they will be accused of giving the wrong advice. In fact, my local doctor told me early on that he thought it was a myth that the virus would kill people. Well, the death toll and the lack of medical professionals during the outbreak have forced some doctors to admit there is no proof that the virus will kill people.
The CDC is not a government agency. They are an independent public health organization, and what they do is report on the facts. The best evidence for the COVID-19 death toll is the reports from the CDC. In fact, the CDC has been very clear that they will not be providing any further information on the current outbreak to the public because they believe the public will misinterpret their results.
The CDC released a statement in response to the president’s decision to declare a public health emergency, saying that they will no longer be providing information to the public because they believe people will misinterpret their results. It was also noted that the CDC has been monitoring the situation in California, but that they do not have the resources to provide further information.
The CDC is one of the government agencies that are supposed to have the resources to provide information to the public. I can see how the public would not want to read an agency like this when there are dozens of other agencies that are more detailed and trustworthy. There are a few other things the CDC could do though. One is to make sure that they have enough staff to monitor the situation.
Currently, the CDC’s website states they have “more than 19,000 full-time employees who are available to provide health care information and coordinate the response at the state, local, tribal, and territorial levels.” If they are able to make the information available for the public, they could easily get the word out to their local health authorities. However, the CDC is not a government agency so they would not be legally allowed to do that.
So, how can we help? We can’t, but we can do our best to make sure they are aware of the possible situation in which their website is being used as a conduit for illegal and unsanctioned research.