Questions for Ned
By John C. Rankin
[17 May 2020]
Beginning with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, I invite any State Governor or other political leader to address these questions with me in a public forum open to and/or broadcast to all.
1] What is the definition and origins of viruses?
2] What is the definition and origins of disease?
3] Do viruses ever cause disease?
4] What is the definition and nature of the immune system, how is it attacked and how is it best strengthened?
5] Where before in the history of free societies have healthy people across a state, a nation or internationally, ever been quarantined?
6] What happens when healthy people are quarantined?
7] Can an n95 surgical mask keep out any virus?
8] Are there any downsides for healthy people wearing masks?
9] What is the average ratio of success for vaccines, whether for influenza or otherwise?
10] Is the intrinsic nature of “social distancing” healthy or pathological?
11] How does the First Amendment relate to these questions?
12] What is the legal basis for State Governors, via executive fiat, to suspend the First Amendment, to suspend habeas corpus?