No dissent allowed: COVID debate apes climate debate: Physician compares people who disagree on COVID, masks, vaccines – to patients with severe psychosis


By: - Climate DepotNovember 6, 2020 12:40 PM with 0 comments

 

Bruce L. Miller, MD, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on November 2, 2020: (Miller is affiliated with the Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco)

JAMA Study: “Science Denial and COVID Conspiracy Theories – Potential Neurological Mechanisms and Possible Responses”

“The US public health response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been dismal, characterized by antimask behavior, antivaccine beliefs, conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19, and vocal support by elected officials for unproven therapies. Less than half of the people in the US heed health recommendations to wear a mask when out in public…Low science literacy contributes to denial of science. The relationship between antiscience viewpoints and low science literacy underscores new findings regarding the brain mechanisms that form and maintain false beliefs.”

False beliefs are common in neurodegenerative disorders, particularly dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. In neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, false beliefs range from accusations of theft, delusions of grandeur, to misidentification of people.

The content of false beliefs in dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia differ but may offer insights into the shared neural mechanisms by which humans misperceive information.

A recognized manifestation of dementia with Lewy bodies is Capgras syndrome, the false belief that a loved one has been replaced by an impostor. Capgras is associated with dysfunction in the retrosplenial cortex, a brain region involved with encoding familiarity, and the right frontal cortex, a region involved with belief evaluation. In frontotemporal dementia, visual processing is intact, making Capgras rare, but other false beliefs occur. Sometimes, these patients believe they have won the lottery, leading them to spend money they do not have. With dementia with Lewy bodies, misbelief begins with a faulty perception of a face….Conspiracy theories may bring security and calm, as with the patient with frontotemporal dementia who is content to believe they are rich. This problem is magnified by social media because before the internet, conspiracy theories usually remained siloed and quickly died off due to lack of supporters.

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Related:

Watch 1 hour speech: Morano apologizes for wrongly believing climate ‘solutions’ were the greatest threat to liberty – Now says viral fears/lockdowns are greatest threat

Morano: “On behalf of climate skeptics everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for warning that ‘climate change’ was the biggest threat to our liberty over the last 30 years. Climate change ‘solutions’ are a big threat. It’s just not the biggest in the world.

Viral fear inspired lockdowns are the biggest threat.”

“I didn’t see this coming. Public health, the unelected bureaucracy has stepped in and made th UN climate agenda look like an amateur or a farm league when it comes to expanding power and control and instilling fear.”

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The parallels are eerie: 

‘Dark Age Cometh’: Nobel Winning Stanford U. Chemist Michael Levitt Cancelled for Coronavirus Wrongthink

Morano comment: “Climate change skeptics have seen this type of crushing of dissent for decades when it comes to ‘climate change.’ Whether you support COVID lockdowns equates to whether you support the UN Paris Pact or Green New Deal in the climate world. If you oppose mandatory masks, that is like not believing in the alleged ‘97% consensus’ on climate. Can the government ‘control” a virus equates to can government ‘control’ the climate. The COVID/Climate connection runs deep.”

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‘Dark Age Cometh’: Nobel Winning Stanford U. Chemist Michael Levitt Cancelled for Coronavirus Wrongthink

Professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel prize for Chemistry in 2013, was due to be the keynote speaker in December at a virtual conference on his areas of special expertise – computational biology and biodesign.

But the First International Biodesign Research Conference withdrew his invitation – according to Levitt because they had received ‘too many calls’ from other speakers ‘threatening to quit’ because of his views on Chinese coronavirus. He has long maintained that the threat is overblown and that ‘we’re going to be fine.’

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Morano comment: “Climate change skeptics have seen this type of crushing of dissent for decades when it comes to ‘climate change.’ Whether you support COVID lockdowns equates to whether you support the UN Paris Pact or Green New Deal in the climate world. If you oppose mandatory masks, that is like not believing in the alleged ‘97% consensus’ on climate. Can the government ‘control” a virus equates to can government ‘control’ the climate. The COVID/Climate connection runs deep.”

See:

A contagion of hatred and hysteria: Oxford epidemiologist PROFESSOR SUNETRA GUPTA tells how she has been intimidated and shamed for backing shielding instead of lockdown

Read: Bonus chapter: Intimidating the ‘Deniers’ to Enforce the ‘Consensus’ – Climate ‘deniers’ threatened with being ‘thrown in jail’ – ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change’

NO DISSENT ALLOWED: Polar bear expert Mitch Taylor barred from conference in 2009 over ‘extremely unhelpful’ skeptical global warming view

– Attendance voted down by members because of his views on global warming’ — Research revealed bear ‘numbers are higher than they were 30 years ago’

OUTRAGEOUS: A Large Danish Study on Mask Wearing Is Being Delayed by Publishers of Major Medical Journals – Therefore Preventing the Results from Being Made Public