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Sometimes called a “somatic symptom disorder,” a somatoform disorder involves the interplay between mind and body. There are several types of somatoform disorders: somatization disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, and conversion disorder. The ones that are important for our discussion of “COVID-19” (as distinct from the real virus/disease SARS2) are hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, and conversion disorder. It is important that you realize I’m not saying SARS-CoV-2 is fake, or otherwise harmless.

It is a nasty virus that causes a nasty disease. Nobody in their right mind would want SARS. Or any variant of SARS. But it’s clear now that there is a mental health disorder component to all of this that nobody is able to identify. We have all seen or heard the statistics about depression, suicide, and overdose deaths on the rise. But there are also people who are going out of their minds, with hypochondriasis and dysmorphic obsessions. The fake pandemic has to stop.

The COVID-19 somatoform disorder has a cure. But it’s mental & social first.

Vague Symptoms + Paranoid Media = COVID-19 Somatoform Disorder

Healthy people usually don’t worry about having some odd disease. They go about their lives living healthfully and taking appropriate measures to protect themselves. But healthy people do not walk around with masks on to prevent themselves from getting a virus that causes a disease with a 99% survival rate. It would be like wearing a seatbelt while you’re sitting in a parked car in an empty parking lot. There is very little chance you’re going to crash while you aren’t moving. It’s also unlikely a car comes careening in and slams into you. If they did that in this scenario your seatbelt wouldn’t help you anyway. That’s the deal with masks, and social distancing. Sure it can help stop the spread from sick people to healthy people. But with an illness like SARS you will know you’re sick pretty quickly. But remember some of the symptoms are very vague.

Coughing is objective. If you start coughing, everybody will notice. Same thing with wheezing or shortness of breath. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by panic or fear. But let’s just say you heard that this scary new illness causes a loss of smell or taste, along with shortness of breath. Panic sets in as you hear stories about how terrible this illness can be. You start checking yourself out and then go to taste something.

It doesn’t taste as rich as you think it should. Then you start breathing heavily and it gets harder to breathe. You think to yourself, “I could have it.” But early on there was no testing, so you wouldn’t have known if you did or not. That causes more panic, possibly more shortness of breath. You can’t focus on the food as much so maybe you think you aren’t tasting it. Hypochondriasis sets in and you’re sure you have “it” now.

You Could Have SARS Right Now & Not Know It

That’s the basic communication we’ve received from the health “experts” like Dr. Anthony Fauci. This statement has always been true. It’s actually true of thousands of viruses or ailments. You could have cancer right now and not know it. But no doctor in their right mind would infect you with that thought. It’s unhealthy. You can’t live life thinking about the possibility that you may have a virus you can’t detect. That’s what they’re saying when they say that testing negative doesn’t matter because of the incubation period. This has put millions of people into a state where they are obsessing about parts of their body that they can’t even see. Thinking it could be infected with a coronavirus. That’s abnormal behavior. But it happens often in other ways and we think of this as a psychological condition like anorexia. Anorexics believe their body is fat, when it isn’t.

They can even weigh themselves obsessively (many do) but it doesn’t stop the negative thoughts. This is a kind of body dysmorphia where people can’t get a thought out of their head that something is wrong with them and their body. You may also be familiar with the idea of “gender dysmorphia,” which is another way to describe transgenderism. The obsessive thought that something is wrong with the body can cause actual physical pain or discomfort. People can act upon these delusional thoughts, too, in ways that irrevocably damage their body. But that is what it’s like to obsess over whether or not you have SARS especially if you’re asymptomatic.

Body Dysmorphia En Masse

As a result of the hypochondriasis and lack of clarity from the healthcare experts, people begin obsessing over microscopic things in their body. That could be worse than thinking you’re overweight, because eventually you could learn to trust your eyes somehow. But with the notion of being infected by SARS particles, you need a test to confirm that. Yet, those tests and their efficacy is questionable at best. Also, given the incubation period of the virus, it’s impossible to know if you have it have it (if you test negative) unless you’re symptomatic.

However if you’re symptomatic without a positive SARS test, you could actually just have flu. Or some other respiratory disease. So what the government & medical community have done is force millions of people into a dysmorphic relationship with their body. While anorexics will restrict themselves from eating, and bulimics will binge/purge food from their body, COVID-19 affected people get tests a lot. They get tested every week sometimes. There are some professions which are forced to test themselves nearly every single day.

This COVID-19 somatoform disorder is making big money for very few, and destroying everybody else’s

That feeling of putting the swab into the nose is the physically obsessive action that is supposed to give somebody temporary relief. Maybe it does. Then they wait for the results. If it’s negative, they may still not feel better because they could still be positive. So you have to ask yourself, what’s the point of asymptomatic people getting these tests other than propping up the testing industry?

SARS Has No Cure, But COVID-19 Somatoform Disorder Does

The thing that mad me so mad early on was the fact that SARS has no cure. Which means that even if you are symptomatic, test positive, and seek medical treatment, they can’t do anything for you. We all found out how massive of a mistake it was to instantly put people on ventilators. But just like a lot of viruses, your body simply has to fight it off and become immune to it. That’s it. Trump tried to push the use of malaria drugs and other treatments that already existed to fight other diseases. He was mocked for this. However it could have saved a lot of money, and prevented COVID-19 the somatoform disorder from destroying a lot of people’s minds. At the end of the day, shutting down economies or forcing businesses to close was never about saving lives.

Because it is clear that it hasn’t. The biggest population that was killed by this virus was preventable. Governors like Tom Wolf, Gretchen Whitmer, Phil Murphy, Andrew Cuomo, and Gavin Newsom all decided to kill the elderly by forcing them to contract SARS-CoV-2. This accounts for over 65% of the deaths in PA. Imagine being able to save about 250,000 people at least just by dealing with this virus like a normal virus. Instead of treating it like something so incredibly novel (it’s not) it should’ve been treated as no more dangerous than the flu.

Cure Yourself Now

The cure for COVID-19 somatoform disorder involves some simple things:

  • Stop reading the death-toll and case numbers because it feeds the obsession.
  • Look at the survival rate for your age group and recognize this is not as harmful as it was portrayed.
  • Begin calling the virus/disease SARS2, instead of “COVID-19” because COVID-19 is a mental disorder.
  • Admit that you got swindled by government, corporate healthcare, and opportunists.
  • Find other things to occupy your mind.

Report The World Health Organization To The FTC For Misleading Advertising

Who is to blame? The WHO is to blame. They are the ones who named & promoted the use of the name “COVID-19” at a time that leading scientists & doctors knew this would cause economic & social instability. Which it obviously has. Because the virus is SARS-CoV-2. It’s predecessor SARS-CoV was called SARS. In what world do you need to call it anything other than SARS2? But most people of a certain age remember SARS as being a panic with no substance. Which is what this should have been. Unfortunately, the people in power who capitalized off this health scare knew that they could create a somatoform disorder which would paralyze us.

Which it did.

But that means people are throwing their hands up – at best – wondering what to do. I know this isn’t all we need to do but if you want to take action, go to the FTC’s website and file a complaint against the WHO for misleading advertising. Click on “something else” and tell the FTC how this misleading misinformation has impacted you.

Did you lose your job? Did you have to shut down your business? Tired of hearing about nothing but SARS all day?

Report the WHO and let’s force the federal government to hold this organization accountable. Because this COVID-19 somatoform disorder is not going away anytime soon otherwise. We need to collectively act against it.

Matt Berman

Matt Berman

Matt has been an artist since he was a child: dancing, illustrating, writing, and producing music. In business, Matt is a master strategist, and expert in communications. He combines his creative passions with his diligence as a professional to give clients a fierce competitive advantage in any circumstance. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Temple University. Follow Matt on Twitter @mattebphl