Medical Hypotheses 146 (2021)
These gas concentrations significantly altered when breathing occurs through a facemask. A trapped air remaining between the mouth, nose and the facemask is rebreathed repeatedly in and out of the body, containing low O2 and high CO2 concentrations, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia [11–13,35,36]. Severe hypoxemia may also provoke cardiopulmonary and neurological complications and is considered an important clinical sign in cardiopulmonary medicine [37–42]. Low oxygen content in the arterial blood can cause myocardial ischemia, serious arrhythmias, right or left ventricular dysfunction, dizziness, hypotension, syncope and pulmonary hypertension . Chronic low grade hypoxemia and hypercapnia as result of using facemask can cause exacerbation of existing cardiopulmonary, metabolic, vascular and neurological conditions [37–42]. Table 1 summarizes the physiological, psychological effects of wearing facemask and their potential long-term consequences for health. In addition to hypoxia and hypercapnia, breathing through facemask residues bacterial and germs components on the inner and outside layer of the facemask. These toxic components are repeatedly rebreathed back into the body, causing self-contamination. Breathing through facemasks also increases temperature and humidity in the space between the mouth and the mask, resulting a release of toxic particles from the mask’s materials [1,2,19,26,35,36]. A systematic literature review estimated that aerosol contamination levels of facemasks including 13 to 202,549 different viruses . Rebreathing contaminated air with high bacterial and toxic particle concentrations along with low O2 and high CO2 levels continuously challenge the body homeostasis.
SAVING SCOTLAND PARTY – EDUCATION POLICY.
The Finland Educational Model: Nurturing Creative Problem Solvers Through the Four C’s Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion and Critical Thinking.
ALL CHILDREN ARE BORN UNIQUE GENUISES at Birth. The way to nurture their learning journey is via the Four C’s. Curriculum for Excellence is fine on paper, it has failed to get it right for every child in the classroom.
We endorse the pioneering work of the education group Upstart: The Best Start for Scotland’s Children, who advocate kindergarten learning till the age of 7yrs. Success from Finland, Estonia and Switzerland show this to be the Gold Standard for early cognitive learning and long-term academic achievement in a less pressured stressful environment. See their website here: Reasons - Upstart.
Curiosity: children have a natural awe and wonder about the world. It is the driver of learning; curiosity about everything from a grain of sand to the distance of a star from earth. Curiosity and learning are natural life-long processes. Education must be flexible enough to nurture the uniqueness of pupils not inhibit curiosity.
Creativity: stimulating imagination is the role of creativity to make poets, artists architects and engineers out of pupils. Creativity can be expressed in words in art and many other forms such as dance and drama. The human imagination is the key to all possibilities and has always been central to geniuses like Albert Einstein.
Compassion: human empathy is essential for wellbeing and social interaction and ethically lends itself to human equity and human rights for all. Compassion allows empathy and empathy understanding of our differences and uniqueness. Realising different viewpoints can be nurtured in all spheres of life as part of the conversation of life’s narrative. The opposites of compassion, anger greed and selfishness can be explored and understood. From roles playing fun to acting, compassion must be at the heart of learning and part of all education framework philosophy.
Critical Thinking: A nation of creative problem solvers starts with observational gathering of information and structuring the information is the foundation of science and critical thinking – the ability to see patterns. This can be anything from a seaside visit to data gathered about sand, stones and seaweed. Once data is gathered It can be analysed. What does the data tell us? Visits to Nature should be held often for observational study in as many subject areas as possible. Critical thinking leads to debate, discussion, understanding and toleration.
Formal comparisons through educational exams create an unhealthy focus on competition. Every pupil is unique. When viewed as such, all should be supported to fulfil their potentials. Pupils learn at a different pace. The pressure of early exams can damage confidence and desire to learn by branding some pupils failures. Indoctrination is not education. Education must facilitate learning for all by nurturing the four C’s. Equality cannot be forced on pupil uniqueness.
Access to Nature should be an essential part of educational development for every child. Scotland’s forests, rivers and sea are there to explore, observe and gather data to understand the amazing environment we live in and develop the four C’s. Getting out to visit natural places of beauty and healthy walks should be a fundamental goal of psychological wellbeing early in cognitive development.
The Attainment Gap
The flagship policy of bridging the Attainment Gap should focus more on the gap between private and public school standards. Education is currently two tier, between rich and poor. This gap can be bridged with greater educational equity for ALL to develop untapped abilities.
The best way to bridge the Attainment Gap in publicly paid for education is to end poverty and improve nutrition. It is well known in science that key nutrients feed brain development. Our poorer families, particularly single parent families, must have the income and empowering knowledge to lower highly addictive sugar intake and additives in processed food and be able to feed their children nutritious healthy foods that feed brain development and thus promote healthy cognitive learning. Education of children will always suffer when the brain is deprived of nutrients essential for growth health and wellbeing. The attainment gap ought to be viewed as a gap in nutrition to the brain and is more driven by poverty than inherent potential intellect.
The best of what is available to the wealthiest families must be available for the poorest. Otherwise, equality of opportunity is meaningless. A model to emulate is the Drumduan school in Moray, where ‘children find the joy in learning and experience the richness of childhood while being fully prepared for the future, academically, emotionally and physically. Each student is recognized for his or her unique gifts and capabilities and nurtured in an environment where their value is celebrated, not measured’. ABOUT THE SCHOOL | Drumduan
All schools can implement a policy of ethernet cabling and end the use of Wifi radiation in schools to protect pupils from 2.45 Mghz radiation penetrating pupils cells and interfering with natural human energy fields. See Prof David Carpenter’s research on the proven long term science based health and safety risk to children. Technology must be used safely.
Pandemic Legacy Issues
The lockdown damage to our children’s education is a national collective catastrophic car crash. Now children fear things they cannot see or understand. Young children have been terrified of the ‘virus’ and been told they might kill their grandparents. They have been taught obsessive compulsive behaviour (OCD). Worst of all, Educational authorities have been remarkably unaware of the potential damage to health by constant mask wearing preferring to assume a mask gives protection from possible viral infection wholly unaware that masks cannot stop viral intake given a virus is 1 thousandth the width of a hair strand and can easily enter any mask including surgical masks. But children and pupils are not affected by the virus given the vulnerable age group is the over 75yrs cohort. Masks serve to increase C02 levels up to 10,000 ppm which would be considered a serious health risk in normal times. Then there is the reduction of oxygen intake which is itself a health risk for any oxygen breathing species. In normal times reducing a pupils’ oxygen and dramatically increasing C02 would be considered harmful but is now normalised as acceptable. Human communication is 90% non-verbal and physical facial expression is essential for clarity of hearing and communication. Mask wearing engenders fear, not learning.
The natural immune system of pupils is normally reinforced through social interactive play outside with friends. Online learning has added to the known adverse effects of dopamine stimulated addictive blue light to access school learning. It is known addictive dopamine stimulation causes depression. Children’s trauma and fears must be vanquished away and replaced with relaxed focused learning. We must heal and protect our children and give them loving support and confidence. Its high time to open up schools fully for pupils and provide protection for vulnerable older teachers who might have type 2 diabetes or obesity making them vulnerable to the virus.
Cognitive Health through Nutrition
Children have been and are continuing to suffer increased cognitive issues from man-made toxins in both processed food and in our environment. There is growing evidence that many pupils with concentration and learning focus issues have undiagnosed eating disorders or suffer effects of excess sugar consumption and are adversely affected by a plethora of food and drink additives as the main drivers of learning issues. There is scientific evidence healthy brain foods and supplements can assist with ASN pupils learning. Government can get it right for every child by taking action on the scientifically proven link between poor nutrition and learning.
Self Identity Gender and Sexual Filth In Schools
We are opposed to the self-identity of gender in schools. A boy is a boy and a girl a girl. We demand the end to explicit sexual material and imagery in school text books for pupils.
Indeed, gender confusion in children may be a result of aborted foetal cells (diploid human cells is the scientific name) in some past vaccines. Injecting female chromosome cells into males and vice versa could contribute to childhood gender confusion and may be linked to neurodegenerative disorders.
How Long Until We Act on Autism?
Scotland has an epidemic of ever-increasing autism and vastly expanding number of ASN pupils. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition group state ‘between 2012 and 2018 the number of pupils identified with autism spectrum disorder in publicly funded primary, secondary and special schools has more than doubled (101 per cent), those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties by 86 per cent, those in care by over 54 per cent, those with physical health problems by over 98 per cent, those with mental health problems by over 252 per cent and those with communication support needs by over 293 per cent’ See also data from National Autistic Society and Scottish autism.
The Scottish government must act on Autism. Is it inevitable and is it for life? We must examine the causative evidence to seek methods of prevention and possible reversal of autism by looking at worldwide best practice. Blood tests can confirm possible heavy metal pollution and the role of other toxins and if proven chelation therapy may be helpful for many. Doing nothing is no longer acceptable.
Rethinking Scotland’s Economy and Jobs – Ethical Money and Adam Smith’s Model of the Moral Economy to Serve Us All .
Scotland’s economy and society have been anesthetized by Covid restrictions and the endless bombardement of fear we have all lived under for over a year now. Almost battle weary and worn with the social fabric torn, the majority are keen to get routine back into their lives and find a semblance of normality again, scarred by a virus pandemic that took the lives of 0.1% of the population. Our economy wont get back to normal until the fear diminishes and we can all start to pick up the pieces of our fragmented lives.
Few politicians or economists will flag up the health of the economy is hugely dependant on the health and wellbeing of the people. Economic growth and GDP will remain the key statistical markers despite the collapse in employment, the growth of poverty and homelessness so vividly witnessed during the pandemic when the poorest amd vulnerable elderly were hardest hit by the pandemic. To prepare Scotland for a future potential pandemic we must now face the reality that if we are a humanitarian society, Scots must reconstruct economic thinking not just around the reality of Brexit, but rethink our economic behaviour knowing how vulnerable our small business sector is; seek to repair the damage done and support local small business in an ethical way that keeps money local within our economy. Our communities life-blood depends upon recognition that the economic heartbeat of our communities are our local businesses. Its time Scotland returned to the ethical model of the moral economy espoused by our greatest Economist, Dr Adam Smith, a Christian who gave all his wealth away to the poor when he died. Smith did not elevate selfishness as some dogmatic economist falsely espouse. He was first and foremost a moral philosopher who believed in the democratic breath of Christ.
50k SOCIAL HOMES BUILT PER YEAR
To fix poverty and homelessness and unemployment Scotland needs 21st Century Social Housing. With the right will we can build 50,000 houses per year minimum. A massive national housebuilding campaign of eco-friendly 21st century social houses for rent which will move domestic heating in the long term from gas to greener electric heating. Plans for such 21st century housing are being drawn up by modern housing experts such as Alan Giddins, who writes ‘Government, Local Authorities, Shelter Scotland and Private Sector should work together to release land for the required housing, removing the restrictions in the land supply and planning processes’ to build a minimum of 50k homes per year of super thermal efficient housing based upon modern standards such as Passivhaus, well established in Europe’. Homelessness and poverty gang the gather, fix the yin, ye fix the ither.
Green Hydro Energy
Inter-related to the housing shortage, I will campaign for a major development of state-owned hydro-electric energy and tidal power to generate cheaper electricity for all by harnessing the power of Scottish rivers and sea for the benefit of all the people. This can be done through a state-owned not-for-profit energy company, called Scottish Energy, bolted onto Scottish Water’s business operations to work in tandem with them for investment and development. This is far more ambitious than the soundbite SNP promise in 2017 to deliver an energy supplier (not a generator of energy) company boasting it would be set up by 2021. They failed to deliver on this promise. Scotland should also have its own energy regulator to focus on keeping energy costs down to eradicate fuel poverty. Hydrogen based energy should be investigated in relation to context specific cases like public transport where it would be best employed in specific urban areas.
In Scotland small and medium sized businesses have been devastated and unemployment has exploded. Furlough has supported many businesses but some have closed forever. The hospitality and tourist industry, hair dressers, pubs, inns, restaurants, gyms, fitness classes, performing arts and musicians - mostly self-employed people - have been brought to their knees for a virus with a 99.9% survival rate. These sectors should be opened to the healthy people forthwith for the health and wellbeing of everyone to get healthier and start enjoying life again especially gyms and places of worship. A healthier nation is a wealthier nation.
Our greatest economist Adam Smith would birl in his grave to see Scotland’s economy pander to rapacious global corporation greed and neoliberal economics. Global corporate power buys political power to emaciate democracy by corrupt practices. Global corporations are gifted millions of pounds worth of public handouts and tax-free incentives while small to medium size businesses are burdened with heavy taxation. This is not a virtuous free market in Smith’s view, it is unjust monopoly, abuse of power and connection, ie corruption. The current system allows our hard-earned money to create millionaires and billionaires to the impoverishment of the majority. To Smith, poverty is abhorrent and so too is extreme wealth. Smith was interested in the commonweal of all, hence the balance of all things being equal. He did not ever elevate selfishness as a virtue as some right wingers claim. He condemns greed and exploitation as immoral and affirms an equality of moral authority between buyer and seller. Modern consumers have the power to choose what is best for themselves and hence the greater good and bad, unhealthy products such as cheap processed foods should go out of business. An economy where we all come first with a right to work and a minimum wage or basic income is what Smith would endorse him being a moral economist. I will campaign to unleash creativity in Scotland to rebuild the SME part of our economy through small businesses and will push for training, grants and loans to facilitate entrepreneurial spark to help make Scotland the workshop of the world we once were. Scottish solutions to Scottish problems.
In terms of macro-economics, Scotland must trade with the rest of the world conscious of the need of protection from giant global corporate power. From the best of the Scottish larder, world famed whiskey and beverages to our fishing products, Scotland the brand must be kept as a quality sector for both domestic and export markets. However we must take not we only produce 45% of our own fruit and veg consumption and reply on imports for 55% and hence should drive towards far greater incentives to get farmers to produce healthier organic fruit and veg to boost healthier food consumption within Scotland. Whether the pro-Independence movement like it or not, Scotland and England will now be interdepedant in feeding each other’s population if the future brings more problems in international trade imports due to climate change C02 embargoes towards zero carbon.
On the macro-economic front Scotland must focus more on ‘ethical money’ policies where the £ in your pocket stays in circulation and supports local community business. Every £ spent with global business is a £ lost to Scotland’s economy, taken out of circulation. Scotland will flourish when our skilled business leaders and entrepreneurs and their workforce work together with trust and empathy for each other where the best business interest is also the best interest of customers and society. The interdependency of the economic bargain of exchange works for the best of all where all people are valued as equals as Smith argued. Greed creates poverty. There is ample abundance to feed everyone in the UK and eliminate poverty because where there is a will there is a way. We found this truism in building the NHS after the war although the tentacles of pharmaceutical greed have poisoned it of late and allowed chronic illness to be created and managed to make profit from illness.
If Scotland does not find her own solutions to Scottish problems to generate jobs and protect our economy we will find end up under the United Nations globalist agenda of ‘build back better’ and the Great Reset which are little more than blueprint glossy marketing directives with a mailed fist to protect the economic hegemony of globalist corporate power which will tighten controls within the Scottish economy to weaken our economy to the advantage of giant global business. If we don’t work together for our own best national interest, powerful stakeholders will muscle in to take that control from us. If the people of Scotland want economic freedom to flourish with morality to solve Scottish problems we need to become truly aware who our real allies are and the global forces arraigned against us pretending to be our friends when they are the enemy of our Freedoms. We in Scotland dismiss this view at our peril. The Sustainability Agenda of the UN, which enthralled me for a while until I saw through it, is a sustainability agenda of self seeking protection for globalist corporate power. When Westminster and Holyrood together realise this, the nations of these Islands can rebuild the broken economies of the UK and start to protect our people by protecting the poor and homeless first to build a moral economy that thrives where we appreciate each others skills and talents and nurture the best for all. We cannot afford the human harm and cost of poverty. Poverty kills. Politicians must leave aside their agendas of dogma, of isms and foster and fund creativity, hope, ambition and hard work to rebuild the economic and social fabric of each nation so we all help each other through the crisis we are in together. We all need independence from Globalist corporate power seeking to control the UK and ditch Amazon purchase for local ethical consumerism.