Nepute starts his show by recapping an event in St. Charles County, Missouri. During a Sept. 13 council meeting, the chiropractor takes to the floor to voice out his opposition to mask mandates and required quarantines in schools. Two councilmen also bring forward a resolution repealing the health measures, Nepute adds.
According to Nepute, school districts in the county claim they lack the authority to change these mandates. Meanwhile, the county council also claims they likewise lack the authority to repeal these – with state lawmakers the only ones authorized to do so. Thus, the Sept. 13 council meeting, which has more than 200 attendees, serves as a conversation for all stakeholders. Nepute says several attendees are in favor of "getting rid of the draconian measures that are happening in schools."
The chiropractor adds that one parent receives a positive response to her Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The parent's FOIA request asks the St. Charles County Department of Public Health to give the exact number of quarantined children in the county during the previous school year. According to the department, 29,372 children have had to isolate themselves during the last school year. Nepute points out that of that number, only 1.2 percent test positive for COVID-19.
Nepute points out that the children undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which have a very high false-positive rate, prior to isolation. "We would have recognized that quarantines are good if they actually stop the spread of the virus. [But] out of 30,000 kids, there was 1.2 percent … quarantined last year [who tested] positive for COVID-19," he says.
Aside from mandatory quarantines for children being ineffective, Nepute also mentions that these and other COVID-19 measures cause children's IQ points to drop by 20 to 30 percent. He adds that 30 percent of children now deal with "some type of social, emotional [or] mental health issue" because of the lockdowns. True enough, a study by researchers from Rhode Island appear to back up Nepute's claims.
The researchers argue in their Aug. 11 study that babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic have IQ scores 27 to 37 points lower than those born before the pandemic. They point to lockdown policies such as mask mandates, stay-at-home orders and school closures as the main factor behind the lower IQ score. These mandates negatively impact the first 1,000 days of a child's life, which is the most crucial phase in their development.
"We [find] that children born during the pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor and overall cognitive performance," they write. The Rhode Island researchers warn: "[Even] in the absence of direct SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19, the environmental changes associated [with the] COVID-19 pandemic is significantly and negatively affecting infant and child development." (Related: Study finds lockdowns lower children's IQ and cause mental health issues.)
Nepute then turns to Kingston, who proceeds to relate her son's recent experience with their school administration. The former Pfizer employee-turned-whistleblower shares how her son has to prove he is negative for COVID-19, even though his symptoms belong to an entirely different illness.
According to Kingston, her son gets sent home one Friday for purportedly having COVID-19 after a stomach ache from bad food. She returns the following Monday to inform the school authorities that her son does not have COVID-19. Kingston meets with the principal and assistant principal who claim that a stomach ache is a symptom of the disease.
She denies this and asks the two officials: "If every time someone coughs or sneezes, you're sick until proven healthy? This is draconian, this is Kafkaesque. Why are you guys doing this?" The assistant principal and the principal then claim that they do not have authority to diagnose if a child does not have COVID-19. Kingston laments the lack of discernment from both officials.
Kingston and her son then visit a doctor to get a COVID-19 test before he can return to school. The doctor asks if her son has any symptoms, and she tells the doctor that he has none. Kingston adds that her son simply "took a dump" and his stomach ache disappeared. However, she mentions that the clinic is unable to test him as he has no symptoms of COVID-19.
"My son had to confess to having symptoms for a disease he had no symptoms of, in order to get tested, to prove that he didn't have the disease. But because he had to lie and say that he had a symptom, he had to quarantine for three more days before he could go back to school. This is the definition of Kafkaesque," Kingston says.
Because of this, she strongly disagrees with COVID-19 testing for children. "Children do not need to prove that they are healthy. They're not sick until proven healthy. That's just not the way it works, especially for something that is most normally known as the common cold."
Nepute agrees with Kingston, also pointing out the dangers of using PCR tests. The test usually involves inserting a long cotton swab into the nasal cavity to obtain a test sample. "Jamming up a cotton swab … four [to] six inches up your nose … can cause serious harm," he says. (Related: Study: Covid-19 nasal swabs may be causing meningitis infections.)
Watch the full episode of Real Talk with Dr. Eric Nepute here.
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