By Jefferey Jaxen

The RAND corporation defines psychological warfare as involving the planned use of propaganda and other psychological operations, or PSYOPs, to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of opposition groups.

Meanwhile, defines individuals PSYOP operators as “Experts in their field, they specialize in unconventional capabilities, cultural expertise, language proficiency, military deception and advanced communications techniques encompassing all forms of media.”

From health officials to governments and corporate media outlets to social influencers, the general public has been the target of a sustained PSYOP in the guise of public health over the past year. Public heath officials have used the Covid-19 pandemic as a justification to green light several aspects of psychological warfare upon the public. 

In the UK, it’s openly admitted that the secretive British Army unit’s 77th Brigade and Specialist Group Military Intelligence, once used against foreign enemy combatants, is now targeting its own public domestically in an aggressive more to shape public thought and neutralize independent voices.

Several aspects of the coronavirus response used by public health officials could be categorized as myopic, ham-fisted and shortsighted. For example, sustained global lockdowns of all society, never been done before for more destructive viruses and disease, should never have happened. The science was, and still is clear. The data now proves it and history warned against it. 

A study published in Nature, one of many scientific examples of the failed lockdown strategies, found that staying at home did not play a dominant role in reducing COVID-19 transmission. The researchers  concluded “…using this methodology and current data, in ~ 98% of the comparisons using 87 different regions of the world we found no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home.

In short, the lockdowns have failed. Many governors are racing to reopen their states. Leaders are also hoping that regranting freedoms to their populace will erase any memory that they were the same people who put them in the social and economic chokehold in the first place. An overly aggressive, pointless move which suffocated their life, liberty and livelihoods for the past year while ignoring pleas and protests to stop.

As the lockdowns were being pushed as viable options by public health experts, countless global voices expressed widespread disagreement and caution to no avail. 

The Great Barrington Declaration, with over 55,000 signatures from public health scientists and medical practitioners, stands as a testament and unheeded warning against widespread lockdowns – despite attempts by the media to vilify its scientific points and a push by Big Tech social media to censor its continued presence.

The public voice and scientific warnings of former Trump-administration Covid task force senior advisor Dr. Scott Atlas was targeted for social elimination. He questioned both the lockdowns and keeping kids out of school during his short tenure.   

At the time, coordinated media attacks working in lockstep with focused social media censorship were able to manufacture a false consensus painting Dr. Atlas as promoting “dangerous falsehoods and behaviors and showing “disdain for established medical knowledge.” Nothing could have been further from the truth.  

In the fast-moving flow of Covid information warfare, the astroturf campaign worked, even if only for a short period of time. Unfortunately for society, Atlas’s warnings based on readily available science have been continually proven right. In a recent piece, Atlas writes

“…despite all efforts, there was an undeniable failure to stop cases from rapidly escalating and prevent hospitalizations and death.”

“All legitimate policy scholars should, today, be openly reexamining policies that severely harmed America’s families and children, while failing to save the elderly.”

What does the public have to show for allowing sustained lockdowns? Widespread harms and unnecessary deaths from missed hospital care for a myriad of critical health emergencies such as strokes, heart attacks, organ transplant surgeries and other vital issues. 

Skyrocketing domestic and child abuse, a four-fold increases in depression, three-fold increases in anxiety symptoms and a doubling of suicidal ideation, particularly among young adults – college age – after the first few months of lockdowns. With an overall increase in drug overdoses and suicides.

Widespread unemployment leading to an additional 890,000 U.S. deaths over the next 15 years disproportionately affecting minorities and women. 

If the devil is real, he would have been a big fan of the lockdowns. 

Now society has entered an interesting junction. The PSYOP crowd is still operating. Moving away from hard-driving the lockdown messaging and into vaccine (mis)information. There’s a current window that allows for clarity to see the psychological warfare in action. 

The golden ticket to reenter society and enjoy ‘normal’ again was supposed to be vaccine compliance and its accompanying electronic surveillance and tracking system to ensure it. That isn’t up and running yet. 

The ‘Green Pass/Freedom Certificate’ narrative has fallen behind and is still being marketed with consent working to be manufactured in the media. There’s a bigger problem. The shots are still experimental under emergency use. In other words, despite how Fauci tried to spin it recently, they are not approved by the FDA. 

People are asking too many inconvenient questions. Can it stop transmission? Can it stop infection? What about long-term safety? Can I sue the manufacturer if I get injured? If it works so well, why are boosters already being made?  

In addition, the PSYOP crowd has been working nonstop, 24/7, day and night to explain away a laundry list of and illnesses and even deaths occurring shortly after the vaccine as mere coincidence. Their op has had little success with continually diminishing returns as time goes on. Especially as much of the data shows climbing peaks of severe illness and mortality following vaccine campaigns.

More stumbling blocks were added as Astrazenca’s shot has been shelved due to safety concerns by the following countries and counting daily:  Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Congo, Bulgaria, Canada.  

PSYOP public health officials are now trying to make two ends, drifting further away by the moment, meet. Masks are coming off, main street’s  are opening in states across America and summer is right around the corner. 

The data, science and public distaste will not allow another large-scale lockdown to occur. In short, the incentives to get vaccinated is waning…fast. The op was laid bare by Washington Post opinion columnist Leana Wen, M.D. in her recent interview 

Wen is a doctor and we are supposed to respect her expertise. But how educated and informed is she when one can simply look at any one of several ethics codes and doctrines from around the world and see that they all universally agree individuals should never be forced or coerced into an experimental medical produce without choice and informed consent?  

When looking at the evidence of continued failure and extreme efforts of deception (and often violence) utilized, one must ask to what ends and to whose advantage are the public health PSYOP and its operators working towards?

Jefferey Jaxen

Jefferey Jaxen is a health journalist and featured in his weekly segment, ’The Jaxen Report’, on The HighWire. As an investigative journalist, researcher, and compelling writer, Jefferey serves as Lead editor of The HighWire News and Opinion Team.