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Professor Dolores Cahill on COVID-19

The most fearless attack on the world’s response to COVID-19 and the most eloquent description of how to change the narrative of fear and depression and improve our society forever comes from one of the most eminent immunologists in the world, Dr. Prof. Dolores Cahill:

Audio podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/professor-dolores-cahill-why-coronavirus-lockdown-is/id474722933?i=1000476998039

Video: https://freedomplatform.londonreal.tv/why-coronavirus-lockdown-is-killing-more-people-than-its-saving/

Note: This video, and much of what Dr. Cahill has said recently about COVID-19, has been censored by Youtube and Facebook. It is currently only available to watch at Brian Rose’s London Real website, and you have to enter your email address to access the content. It’s worth it!

Check out Professor Cahill’s website and her extensive CV: https://dolorescahill.com/

More Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic: Why I’m Still Not On Board

I’m still struggling to adapt to the “new normal” out here in Vermont.  We’re well past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s becoming more apparent that our society and community have  been fundamentally changed.  I’m trying to remember that there are both good and bad changes that will come out of this, and that much is still to be determined.  Also, to be grateful for my friends and family and community, and for people’s amazing ability to carry on and find a way to get things done no matter what.

I’m not really sure where we’re at in the fight.  I stopped reading the news a while ago, in an effort to focus more on my life and the things that I can actually change or do.  My impression is that we’re stuck in limbo.  At first we had a cause: “Flatten the Curve!”.  Now that hospitals are virtually empty, I’m not so sure what our motto is.  “Make it Last!”, “Try Not to Touch Anybody”, or “Social Distancing 4 Life!” come to mind.  On the other hand, I think lots of people are just plain tired of the whole thing:  “I’m over it!” might be more fitting.  I can’t quite get to this state, because even out here in Vermont, where we surely would’ve had absolutely no idea that there was a pandemic were it not for the news, things have changed.  I’m not happy about the changes.  I don’t like the feeling that the goalposts are being moved on us, seemingly to maintain a perpetual state of fear and social distancing.

I recently had a conversation with my good friend Gabe, who’s working hard out in Scotland to support refugees through the pandemic.  He’s upset at all the people who are questioning public health authorities right now, believing that the way forward is through a unified response, and not through everybody forming their own opinions about what’s going on or how best to deal with the pandemic. He didn’t come out and say it—bless him—but I can tell that he thinks my questions and doubts are a part of the problem.  While I haven’t broken protocol, thrown secret parties, or tried to get super close to people, I’m definitely still not “on board” with this virus.  Why not?  Am I just being contrary?  Is this like in middle school when I made fun of Jack Johnson’s music just because it was popular?
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Evil Gabe on Coronavirus: Painting Pictures Ep. 75

Gabe Q. Vest, aka Evil Gabe returns to Painting Pictures from bonnie Scotland to discuss the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or listen right here: https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-05-18_gabe_vest_interview_may_16.mp3

May Day with The Cream and The Clear: Painting Pictures Ep. 74

Part 2 of Joe and Gabe’s May 1st 2020 discussion of the coronavirus pandemic.  More on social distancing, the economic shutdown, who we’re supposed to listen to, etc.  Joe takes us out on the piano.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or stream right here: https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-05-14_may_day_with_the_cream_and_the_clear_part_2.mp3

Leave your comments below or send me an email at gaberoberts@gmail.com

May Day with The Cream and The Clear: Painting Pictures Ep. 73

Five weeks later, Joe and Gabe return to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how it makes them feel and what it makes them think.  Part 1 of 2.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or listen in your browser right here: https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-05-05_may_day_with_the_cream_and_the_clear_part_1.mp3

The Coronavirus Pandemic

Until recently, I thought the coronavirus was a hoax. I wasn’t convinced of a global pandemic or even the existence of this never-before-seen virus. The numbers and images that were supposed to be frightening seemed insignificant and inconclusive. I thought that everybody was overreacting, and I went so far as to suggest as much on Facebook. I was corrected quickly and firmly by friends and family with firsthand experience with the virus—many of whom I haven’t interacted with in years. My perspective shifted dramatically, and with some further reading about the virus itself, its origins and capabilities, I came away legitimately frightened. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a low-risk group, and to live in rural Vermont where the virus hasn’t quite taken off. I’ve started wearing a mask when entering stores; while I may not feel it makes much of a difference for my health, I understand its importance to others, and that there are better ways to express my thoughts on the current state of the world than by broadcasting the fact that I’m not afraid.

My thoughts on the state of the world are many. They come on me when I wake up in the middle of the night, and often when I first get up in the morning. They lead me to my computer and the internet, and they multiply. They make me feel sad, angry, and confused. The following is an effort to organize my thoughts at this point, at the peak of the virus’ destruction. I should warn you that I am a conspiracy theorist. I’ve rejected the label for years, but I now understand that to believe something other than the mainstream narrative means you’re probably a conspiracy theorist, so yes, I am definitely a conspiracy theorist, and I understand if you want to stop reading now.

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No More Star Wars with Jeff Krisko: Painting Pictures Ep. 72

Fellow Sacramento Boy and Mira Loma Matador, former museum curator and current fantasy football expert Jeff Krisko joins Painting Pictures to discuss current events and remind Gabe what they learned in high school.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or listen right here on gaberobertsart.com: https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-04-12_no_more_star_wars_with_jeff_krisko.mp3

Email me questions at gaberobertsart@gmail.com

COVID Chat with Joe Gruen: The Cream and The Clear on Painting Pictures Ep. 71

In a special episode of The Cream and The Clear, Gabe is joined from Sacramento, CA by C&C co-host Joe Gruen to discuss the global coronavirus pandemic, what it smells like, and how it might effect the economy. It’s not really that technical of a discussion, but some numbers are mentioned.

Click here to listen and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or listen on this here website right herr: https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/index.php?name=2020-03-29_covid_chat_with_joe_gruen.mp3

A Broken Window: Painting Pictures Ep. 70

It’s episode seventy of your favorite podcast! Brought to you by Full Circle Organics: Gabe hangs solo to share his experiences with a recent homeowner disaster, sledding and snow-tubing, and a sort of normal head cold.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Or listen right here:
https://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-02-06_a_broken_window.mp3

Good Gabe vs. Evil Gabe: Painting Pictures Ep. 69

In Episode 69 of Painting Pictures, Gabe is joined from Scotland by Evil Gabe, aka Gabriel Q Vest, to talk about the origin of Evil Gabe, Paonia CO, and life in Scotland.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-with-gabriel-roberts/id846291943

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2020-01-27_good_gabe_vs_evil_gabe.mp3

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