Monday, September 30, 2019

CDC admits that CANNABIS VAPING, not Nicotine Vaping responsible for rash of deaths...

via MetroTimes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally acknowledged Friday that a vast majority of the mysterious, vaping-related lung illnesses are linked to cannabis products — not nicotine.

The outbreak has confused consumers, largely because politicians have placed most of the attention on vaping nicotine. On Sept. 4, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was the first to announce a ban on flavored nicotine vaping, while remaining silent on tainted, black market cannabis oils that are vaped. Massachusetts and New York followed with their own bans on vaping.

On Friday, the CDC announced that the lung illness has shown no sign of abating, sickening 806 people in 46 states and killing 13. Of the patients who reported what product they vaped, only 16% said they only used nicotine. But health officials say that number is likely lower because people are reluctant to admit using cannabis.
Story here.

Drink this in.  Don't shy away from it but take a good look at what we have become.

We suddenly see a rash of deaths (minor...extremely minor when you're looking at the population of the US) and advocates against a particular issue, in this case vaping go overboard.

Even worse we see politicians that one would assume have access to FULL information on this subject (hell I did but got shouted down by the easily manipulated on this blog) jumped on the "we have to do something" bandwagon and started restricting LEGAL vaping.

The tragic thing?  Everyday citizens accepted what they were being told about LEGAL vaping and readily agreed with the interest groups, the reactionary politicians and in short order the MOB got their way.

The sad reality?

It was as I and others said.  It was about ILLEGAL CANNABIS VAPING, and nothing to do with LEGAL NICOTINE VAPING.

This is why a constitutional REPUBLIC is a superior system and trounces a DEMOCRACY that is subject to the fickle whims of the MOB.

The problem that the US has?

So called "science" is being manipulated to fit certain narratives instead of looking at whatever issue honestly.

The President of the United States, the Governors of a few states and the Mob put bans into effect, affected thousands if not millions of people's lives while they had access to the REAL INFO.

If we allow attacks on fringe groups because "we need to do something", or because it's a "cause" being fought by certain interest groups or because we just don't like it then we're in trouble.

Ladies and Gentlemen we're in trouble.

Is this an over the top analogy?  I don't think so.  I believe we're headed down a very dangerous slippery slope.

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