This is a long comment, which draws attention to the need for better nutrition, including especially vitamin D.

There are multiple dimensions to the disastrous, global, COVID-19 pandemic response in which multiple direct and indirect effects of the response and of the disease itself killed, very approximately, 20 million people, injured far more and blighted the lives of most people on Earth.

One of the best known clusters of these dimensions - of these crimes against humanity - includes corruption, privacy destruction, government overreach, censorship and thwarting of democracy - all matters which "The New Abnormal" concerns.

Another cluster is the origins of SARS-CoV-2: the increasingly well-known refusal of both the Chinese and United States governments to reveal all they know, and to seriously investigate the source - while overwhelming evidence of their complicity in the the creation of the virus is being increasingly revealed. This is of direct practical importance since the truth this lab-creation should lead to an immediate cessation of all gain of function research into pathogens which may infect humans or any other species we care about - since lab escapes cannot be prevented.

A third cluster concerns both the limited effectiveness of the mRNA and adenovirus vector gene therapy COVID-19 quasi-vaccines which have been most widely adopted in Western countries - and their harmful effects. This cluster includes the vaccine mandates and the refusal to care for and acknowledge those injured or killed by the quasi-vaccines. This cluster also concerns how to care for those affected and how the quasi-vaccines may lead to tolerance, antibody dependent enhancement etc.

A fourth cluster concerns the systemic corruption of regulatory authorities and generally of governments, the mainstream media, the medical profession, academic publishers and universities by the multinational pharmaceutical companies. One stark feature of this corruption is the suppression of an increasing number of inexpensive, well-researched and genuinely safe early treatments for COVID-19, as listed at https://c19early.org, while the only approved treatments are all patented, expensive and so highly profitable - even if they are not very effective, well researched or safe: https://nutritionmatters.substack.com/p/the-fda-cdc-and-most-other-western .

The above review essay cast the multiple crimes against humanity which constitute the mainstream pandemic response in most countries within a sci-fi framework - to highlight the extraordinary nature of the events, and how, despite lessons which should have been learned from past outbreaks of totalitarian control, the same has occurred in the last few years, and continues to this day, with most participants remaining unaware.

This framing makes sense, but I fear that most sci-fi accounts of such scenarios, and most accounts of real-world atrocities - especially those of Nazi Germany - give us a picture of concentrated, evil, power at the top radiating out and corrupting, harming and killing whole populations who do not harbour - and frequently strongly resist - the concentrated, directly malevolent, evil which has grown to take over their world.

Reading the reviews https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/978689 of Milton Sanford Mayer's 1955 "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45" makes me think the impetus behind Nazism and all its monumental crimes was far more distributed among ordinary people than is widely believed.

The Lord of the Rings and most other stories of right vs. might depict a concentrated evil, which is easily identified and difficult to tackle due to its fortification.

I suggest that a fifth cluster of problems, yet to be widely enough appreciated, in the COVID-19 pandemic response is how, in addition to the well known corrupting influence of big pharma and malfeasance of a few, the whole mainstream pandemic response only exists, and only continues to this day, because the majorities of a large number of professions worldwide either tolerate it or actively support it. Likewise, a large proportion of the general public. The professions include the medical profession, mainstream journalists, most of those in government, public health officials, immunologists, epidemiologists, virologists and vaccinologists. A majority, or even a sufficiently influential minority, in any one of these professions - even if only in a single Western country - could have brought the whole house of cards down by explicitly disputing the groupthunk web of mistaken beliefs, the censorship of debate and the constraints placed on doctors. That this has not happened, in three years, is a remarkable testimony to the ability of vast numbers of people to be swept up in the madness of crowds.

There is a dark horse sixth cluster of so far little known concerns about the pandemic response, which go back decades, which one day will explode across the public consciousness like the emanations of a new star whose radiations suffuse and forever change every aspect of the troubled worlds depicted in a science fiction epic: Nutrition.

The role of poor nutrition in human health has never been fully appreciated. Most people have only 5 to 25 ng/mL circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D, when their immune system can only work properly with 50 ng/mL or more. There is very little vitamin D3 in food or multivitamins. The UV-B light which generates it in our skin is rarely available and always damages DNA, so raising the risk of skin cancer. Official guidelines only aim to attain 20 ng/mL and so recommend daily vitamin D3 intakes about 1/10th of what is required for most people to attain the 50 ng/mL they need.

Please read the research cited and discussed at https://vitamindstopscovid.info/00-evi/ (Co-signed by Patrick Chambers MD https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patrick-Chambers-4/). There you will learn that there would be no COVID-19 pandemic, and very little harm or death from this disease if most or all people had the 50 ng/mL 25-hydroxyvitamin D they need for their immune systems to work properly. The same is true of influenza. Sepsis would be rare - while in 2017 it killed 11 million people worldwide: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32989-7/fulltext .

The real challenge is to understand - and somehow prevent - the corrupted groupthunk ineptitude which causes multiple professions - most especially immunologists and doctors - to lead the world as if all their complex and supposedly heroic efforts at health improvement are meaningful, essential, and in need of only modest incremental improvement - when they don't understand or acknowledge that the vast majority of humans cannot possibly be healthy, due to easily correctable nutritional deficiencies.

Vitamin D is by far the most important and easily fixed one of these. For 70 kg body weight, 0.125 mg (5000 IU) of vitamin D is needed per day, on average - with intakes up to 7 to 10 days apart. This is a gram every 22 years - and pharma grade vitamin D costs about USD$2.50 a gram. All of humanity needs about a tonne a day, at a total cost of about USD$1B a year, plus the cost of making and distributing once a week capsules. Vitamin D supplementation needs to be as a ratio of body weight, with higher ratios for those suffering from obesity. See https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2997 with the ratios summarised in a table at: https://vitamindstopscovid.info/00-evi/#sjw-updated-ratios .

Most people also need supplementary intakes of magnesium, boron, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin K2, zinc and other micronutrients.

This grotesque lack of attention to the fundamental needs of the human body is the blinding sci-fi-like revelation people need to focus on, without taking their eyes off all the other concerns just mentioned, including the ability of powerful elites to sweep populations up in their schemes - and of majorities of those populations to fervently support these contagions, without ever understanding what is really being done to them.

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Kheriaty has some very insightful and courageous messages and warnings for all of us; unfortunately it is far too late to even talk about an emerging totalitarian state because we are totally in the midst of such a state; the dystopian future is here and now and one can call it the new abnormal or continue to be in denial and say it's all conspiracy theories; none of that matters because "they" are in total control and do not operate for the betterment of humanity but only to establish their elitist goals; as Vera Sharav has repeatedly pointed out the parallels with the history of the Nazis and other regimes are not coincidental except that it is much worse today with a global Holocaust; the believers and followers of eugenics are all still very much alive and the "plandemic" worked extremely well in accomplishing their depopulation strategies in ways that would have elicited unbridled admiration from the tyrants of our past.

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So now there is further evidence that the "virus" did originate in Wuhan; well, not according to Dr,David Martin in one of his most recent presentations; Dr. Martin very much agrees that the virus was lab-created but then offers very compelling evidence with documentation that it was, in fact, created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and all very well deliberate and planned, not to mention illegal under US law at the time; THEN and ONLY THEN the research was transferred to Wuhan where it was ongoing by Chinese virologists; read Dr. Martin's shocking expose before its removed and something terrible happens to him!

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The problem is the massive corrupt hospital administration like Houston Methodist at $12bn. They are tied to big pharma and hard to change. I hope lawsuits can make progress along with Dr K and others speaking out constantly.

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Fine review. Good use of Blade Runner. I hope to eventually review Aaron's fine book too, and my only criticism will be that in most sections I could not read more than ten or so pages without my blood boiling up to an unhealthy point!

For those here who don't know about Margaret Anna Alice, her recent one "Letter to a Mainstream Straddler" is a must. I link to it over at the group stack I write for: https://pomocon.substack.com/p/who-should-be-sent-margaret-anna

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To the great dystopian novels mentioned I would add Dean Koontz’s five novel series starring Jane Hawk. A very scary glimpse into hi tech nano bot take overs of human beings.

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