Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Busch School of Business and Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America. In the first half of the show, he discussed the American and world response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Richards said that the root of the response to the pandemic was a "buggy computer program" that predicted that 3.4% of the world population would die from the disease without strict quarantines, presented by such people as Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the director of the World Health Organization. The virus was "utterly indifferent to these government lockdowns," Richards asserted. There is little evidence that they had any effect, he continued, and it "makes no sense that we should shut down the entire economy" if the high risk was to only some segments of the population such as the elderly.
Richards and his co-researchers do not believe that the virus was manmade, since it is quite similar to other naturally-occurring coronaviruses. They favor the likelihood that it somehow escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China and that the Chinese government "had to figure out a way to cover for it" with the story of bats in the open-air market. The reality of infection and death rates, he believes, will become clearer next year when deaths from other causes that are confused with the COVID-19 count are weeded out. Richards added that he thinks that local governments should be allowed to determine their own responses in order to try different methods for opening businesses, schools, and other institutions. He contends that "public health disasters are the best way that governments can use to control a population." Ultimately, Richards said the response should be equal to the risk, not an overreaction, which severely affects our lives and the economy.
Psychic medium Lisa McGarrity is the owner of the highly popular Long Island metaphysical store Envision Crystal. For over twenty years, she has been helping people uncover the power to shape and control their lives. She discussed the wide variety of curses that sometimes plague individuals for years and the various ways to identify and break them. McGarrity said that she was "definitely born with ESP" and eventually realized she could use her talents to help others. She used to think that curses were relatively rare, but as she talked to more people and clients, McGarrity came to believe they "are very common," although sometimes the curse is conscious, and sometimes it is below consciousness.
McGarrity described a curse as a "harmful negative energy that really causes actual physical results." She added that if you are experiencing insomnia, negative thoughts, or fatigue in any way out of the ordinary, or even a run of bad luck that seems to go on far too long, this may be the result of a curse. The best defense, she suggested, is to have your own positive spiritual practice and to keep an upbeat outlook. By practicing "good spiritual hygiene," you can "visualize the outcome you want" for any plans or wishes you might have. Although she said that "good always seems to win in the end," positive efforts seem to take longer to take effect, as "it's harder to build a house than to tear it down." In the last hour, McGarrity offered callers advice on dealing with possible curses.
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