Gene Smith
5 min readAug 30, 2021


Pandemic of the Willfully Ignorant

Facts Matter

What is Covid-19

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According to Webster’s dictionary, Covid-19 is defined as: a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 of the genus Betacoronavirus), is transmitted chiefly by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets) or with objects or surfaces contaminated by the causative virus, and is characterized especially by fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure.

This is the most basic, scientific description of the virus that is causing a worldwide pandemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) keep strict account of the number of cases and those fatalities that happened as a result of this virus. In fact, the CDC records every virus, bacteria or germ that has the potential to cause massive destruction of human life. Probably the best function of this organization, is that it approves vaccines for such contingencies. They also provide a compiled, extensive list of what is and is not safe for humans to consume, whether it be food or liquid.

These guidelines have kept me safe my entire life.

Nothing has changed, why are things different?

Since the inception of my academic career, which began in the 1960’s, it was required to get certain vaccines, or you were not allowed registration into your school. This was not because of control, attack on personal freedoms, or government tracking system. It was mandated to prevent of highly contagious diseases that had fatal consequences. The list of diseases to be vaccinated for were then, and still are, Polio, Chickenpox, Smallpox, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, just to name a few, were severely curtailed due to the vaccines that were produced. My children were born during the 1990’s, and they all received these same vaccinations.

For over 60 years, those diseases have been eliminated from our society due to the work of scientists and researchers at the CDC as well as many other institutions of higher learning that study infectious diseases. When people of this level of intricate study publish anything, the motive is to save as many lives as possible. So, when the CDC publishes that the Covid-19…



Gene Smith

Juris Doctor, Retired Law Enforcement, contributor to The Ascent. Host of the podcast, “Hanging ith Uncle” #follow back followers