Apr 282021
 


Juan de la Corte (1597–1660) Lot And His Daughters Escaping From The Destruction Of Sodom And Gomorrah

 

COVID Pill That Cures Body At First Signs Of Infection May Come This Year (JTN)
Single Dose Of Covid Vaccine Can Nearly Halve Transmission Of Virus (G.)
The BBC & Bloomberg on India: B Stands For Bullshit. (Slog)
Oxford Jab ‘Could Be Banned For Under-40s’ After Blood Clot Reports Double (Metro)
A New World Order Brought To You By COVID-19 (Whitehead)
Scientists “Debunking” The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Linked to CCP (NP)
Don’t Look Now (Jim Kunstler)
Supply Chains Implode As “Price Doesn’t Even Matter Anymore”
Gundlach Rejects The Fed’s “Inflation Is Transitory” Narrative (ZH)
CNN’s New “Reporter,” Natasha Bertrand, is a Deranged Conspiracy Theorist (Greenwald)
The Deep State Targets Matt Gaetz (AG)
Apple iOS 14.5 Update Includes ‘App Tracking Transparency’ Feature (G.)
Google Ad Surge Drives Up Profits For Parent Firm Alphabet (Y!)
Hunter Biden To Guest Teach A Class On “Fake News” This Fall (DM)

 

 

I forget who drew my attention to this UK government report, Covid-19 Response Spring 2021, but it paints a very stark and completely ignored reality: only 66% of people can ever be successfully vaccinated and may be protected.

34% either can’t be jabbed for medical reasons, or the vaccines don’t catch on. And that’s assuming full uptake, which of course you’ll never ever get. So the number of not successfully vaccinated will be higher than 34%, perhaps quite a bit, no matter the PR campaigns and threats.

This should put the entire Covid response on its head, but for some reason it doesn’t. Those 34+% would appear to be ineligible for a “vaccine passport” as well, depriving them of basic human rights.

 

 

 

 

Lemme guess: Pfizer waits until everyone has been vaccinated, and then introduces this pill?

COVID Pill That Cures Body At First Signs Of Infection May Come This Year (JTN)

The Pfizer pharmaceutical company is conducting trials on an antiviral drug could be ready for public use later this year that is intended to attack the spine of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and result in a cure to the sickness. The oral drug would stop the virus from mutating in the nose, throat and lungs, according to The Telegraph newspaper, ultimately causing the virus to dissipate. The possible home cure is being tested on 60 volunteers ages 18 and 60 at Pfizer facilities in the U.S. and Belgium. “We have designed PF-07321332 as a potential oral therapy that could be prescribed at the first sign of infection, without requiring that patients are hospitalized or in critical care,” said Mikael Dolsten, who leads the company’s worldwide research, development and medical division.


The first phase of the trial looks at the tolerance to the drug including “significant side effects, and how people feel after taking it,” according to documents. The second phase studies the response to several doses, and the third phase looks at food consumption while taking the pill. More trials would be needed to determine how the drug reacts with people who are infected with the virus. Pfizer says if the trials are successful the drug could be available for public use later this year.

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VItamin D can do that too. Ivermectin can do more.

Single Dose Of Covid Vaccine Can Nearly Halve Transmission Of Virus (G.)

A single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can slash transmission of the virus by up to half, according to a Public Health England study. The PHE finding offers further hope that the pandemic can be brought under control as it indicates that vaccinated people are far less likely to pass the virus on to others. The study found that people given a single dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines – and who became infected at least three weeks later – were between 38% and 49% less likely to pass the virus on to people living in their homes, compared with those who were unvaccinated. Protection was seen from about 14 days after vaccination, with similar levels regardless of a person’s age. Other studies have already shown that both vaccines are highly effective at stopping people getting sick and ending up in hospital.

Experts will now assess whether two doses of vaccine can cut transmission of the virus even further, and more work is being carried out on transmission in the general population. PHE said similar results could be expected in places where the risk of transmission is like in the home, such as shared accommodation and prisons. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “This is terrific news – we already know vaccines save lives and this study is the most comprehensive real-world data showing they also cut transmission of this deadly virus. “It further reinforces that vaccines are the best way out of this pandemic as they protect you and they may prevent you from unknowingly infecting someone in your household.

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I’m guessing the truth is somewhere in the middle. India is not doing great right now, but it’s also not collapsing.

The BBC & Bloomberg on India: B Stands For Bullshit. (Slog)

Unless you made an early getaway to Planet Drongo before the lockdown, you will have read pretty much everywhere that “India sees world’s highest daily cases amid oxygen shortage”. In fact, the BBC tells us that “some people” have died waiting for oxygen, the Indian health service is “completely overwhelmed” and the country now has “sixteen million cases”. So it’s a disaster, right? Well actually, no – it isn’t. The Indian health ministry has already made it clear that the Covid19 variant they’re dealing with this year has “a considerably lower death rate than the previous version”. Go to the Worldometer site, and you’ll see that India’s deaths per million is a minute 134: that’s 7% of the US and French figures, 6% of the UK and Italy’s and the lowest by far of any country in the Top 30 for cases.

Virtually no vaccination has been undertaken in India (only 1.3% are fully vaccinated) and the country is not using lockdowns. The Times of India has just denied the BBC’s ‘deaths from oxygen shortage’ fakery. What India IS doing, however, is employing the anti-inflammatory drugs tocilizumab and itolizumab and the antivirals favipiravir and hydroxychloroquine on a very wide scale. Go to Pharma site/accolyte spaces, and you’ll see all four drugs being rubbished: the Pharmafia and their bureaucratic whores don’t want any signs of a success to get out. But the Truth already is out there: India is doing spectacularly well without either vaccines or lockdown. You won’t find that reality expressed anywhere in the Western MSM, but the facts show that its infection management drugs have delivered one of the lowest case to death rates on the planet.

Not that you’d notice, reading Bloomberg: “India saw the world’s biggest one-day jump in coronavirus cases ever as a ferocious new wave grips the country, overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums and prompting frantic cries for help on social media. The South Asian nation reported 314,835 new infections Thursday, topping a peak of 314,312 recorded in the U.S. on Dec. 21. People took to Twitter and Instagram to call for everything from hospital beds to medicine and doorstep Covid-19 tests. The grim milestone shows how the pandemic crisis has shifted firmly to the developing world, where variants and complacency are threatening containment measures and there’s a lack of vaccines, with supplies dominated by richer nations.”

It’s a pack of lies from end to end. India has a population of 1.4 billion people – so overcrowding is almost generic – and being four times more people than the US, the comparison with America is completely ludicrous. Hospitals do not get overwhelmed when 134 folks out of a million get ill. India’s water purity and basic hygiene measures are very Third World. Yet despite all that, it is doing phenomenally well against Covid….by having and doing respectively none of the advantages and policies of the West.

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“..the total number of people in the UK who developed blood clots after getting one dose has gone from 79 to 168 in a fortnight..”

Oxford Jab ‘Could Be Banned For Under-40s’ After Blood Clot Reports Double (Metro)

Under-40s may be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after blood clot reports doubled, reports claim. The chance of dying from a blood clot after having the jab is about one in one million – with 19 fatalities from around 20 million vaccinations. However, the total number of people in the UK who developed blood clots after getting one dose has gone from 79 to 168 in a fortnight, Medical Healthcare Products and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) data suggests. These new cases have taken the odds of experiencing a blood clot up from one in 250,000 to one in 126,000. The MHRA has reiterated that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab outweigh the risks for most people – but is considering offering under-40s the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine given that younger people are more likely to be affected by blood clots, The Telegraph claims.


It comes after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decided that under-30s should be offered an alternative to the Oxford jab. Currently, anyone over the age of 45 can get a jab in England. Over-50s in Scotland and Wales are being offered their doses, while Northern Ireland has already started vaccinating over-35s. Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on April 7 that 0.8 per 100,000 30 to 39-year-olds suffered serious blood clots after getting their Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. This was compared to 2.7 in 100,000 who would be kept out of intensive care by taking the vaccine. But these figures were based on fewer cases and the MHRA is yet to release what these odds are now 168 people have had blood clots.

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“The new platinum card of the Covid age is the vaccine certificate.”

A New World Order Brought To You By COVID-19 (Whitehead)

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled us into a whole new global frontier. Those hoping to navigate this interconnected and highly technological world of contact tracing, vaccine passports and digital passes will find themselves grappling with issues that touch on deep-seated moral, political, religious and personal questions for which there may be no clear-cut answers. We are about to find our ability to access, engage and move about in the world dependent on which camp we fall into: those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who have not. “It is the latest status symbol. Flash it at the people, and you can get access to concerts, sports arenas or long-forbidden restaurant tables. Some day, it may even help you cross a border without having to quarantine,” writes Heather Murphy for the New York Times.


“The new platinum card of the Covid age is the vaccine certificate.” This is what M.I.T. professor Ramesh Raskar refers to as the new “currency for health,” an apt moniker given the potentially lucrative role that Big Business (Big Pharma and Big Tech, especially) will play in establishing this pay-to-play marketplace. The airline industry has been working on a Travel Pass. IBM is developing a Digital Health Pass. And the U.S. government has been all-too-happy to allow the corporate sector to take the lead. Spearheaded by the National Security Agency (NSA), which has shown itself to care little for constitutional limits or privacy, the surveillance state has come to dominate our government and our lives. Yet the government does not operate alone. It cannot. It requires an accomplice. Thus, the increasingly complex security needs of our massive federal government, especially in the areas of defense, surveillance and data management, have been met within the corporate sector, which has shown itself to be a powerful ally that both depends on and feeds the growth of governmental bureaucracy.

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I’m not much into CCP bashing, but also not into too many coincidences.

Scientists “Debunking” The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Linked to CCP (NP)

Several researchers used by leading corporate media outlets to debunk claims that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology have previously attended events or accepted awards from the controversial lab, The National Pulse can reveal. The researchers’ Chinese Communist Party ties – which present a clear conflict of interest – are omitted from the media reports, which instead present the scientists as unbiased adjudicators of COVID-19’s origins. In March 2020, NBC Science Contributor Dr. Joseph Fair called for the Trump administration to “stop blaming China” for the outbreak of the virus, despite mounting evidence – even at the time – that China was hiding information and data, and silencing whistleblowers. Dr. Fair equated called the lab leak theory – now increasingly mainstream – as a “conspiracy.”

Fair spoke at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in 2013, The National Pulse can reveal. “During the visit, he attended “Ge Hong Elite Forum” and gave an excellent academic report named “Biosafety Level 4 Containment Research and Recombinant Biology: How advances in molecular biology can advance in-vitro product design”. Many teachers and students, including Director Chen Xinwen and researchers such as Hu Zhihong and Wei Hongping, listened to the report,” a summary notes. “Dr. Joseph Fair is now engaged in the rapid diagnosis work of virulent viruses for GVFI and looks forward to cooperating with the Institute in the relevant research field in future,” the description adds. Fair’s Twitter account also contains posts describing WIV researchers as “collaborators,” “colleagues” and friends,” adding “I’ve very much enjoyed working with them over the years.”

Fair has praised the labs “openness with regards to sharing data” despite the institute erasing 16,000 virus samples in late 2019 and continuing to do so throughout the pandemic. Dr. Ian Lipkin, who’s seen his claims that there is “no evidence to suggest that [COVID-19] was created in a lab” amplified by outlets such as CBS and USA Today, also spoke at the WIV, in 2015. “He had given an excellent report on “Small game hunting”, which was presided by Professor Zhengli Shi, to the teachers and students in our institute,” a WIV summary revealed. The unearthed visit follows National Pulse reports highlighting Lipkin receiving awards from the Chinese Communist Party and describing himself as a “consultant” for the communist regime.

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“..the supernatural victory on Super Tuesday that rescued his pitiful old ass from the glue factory of broken-down political war-horses.”:

Don’t Look Now (Jim Kunstler)

This was only one of countless mysteries orbiting around the dimming star that is Joe Biden. The biggest one, the planet Jupiter of all puzzlements, is how the guy managed to get elected occupant of the oval office. Or, more to the point, how did others manage to get him elected? I mean, considering those few embarrassing campaign forays from the basement to a bunch of empty parking lots back in the fall of 2020, not to mention the supernatural victory on Super Tuesday that rescued his pitiful old ass from the glue factory of broken-down political war-horses. We may be about to find out as Arizona’s State Senate finally got around to approving a full audit of the November 3rd vote in Maricopa County, comprising Phoenix and its asteroid belt of suburbs, which amounts to more than two-thirds of the state’s population.

The Democratic Party tried pretty hard to stop the durned thing, sending its gnarliest Lawfare warrior, one Marc Elias from the Clinton-indentured DC firm of Perkins Coie, and a posse of 70 other attorneys, to bury the proceedings in court orders. But all they got was a weekend pause from an Arizona judge who imposed a $1-million-dollar bond payment on the Democrats to cover expenses for the interruption — which would then be forfeited if the audit went forward. The Dems declined to pay up, so the pause was lifted and the audit goes forward today. The usual suspects in the mainstream media attempted to bury the Arizona vote audit story or denigrate it — for instance the The New York Times, which characterized the inquiry in its Saturday lede as “false claims of a stolen election,” and then “a snipe hunt for skullduggery,” before asserting the boilerplate “baseless theories of election theft” to seal the deal with its avidly credulous readership.

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC practically jumped up and down going woo-woo-woo to discredit the audit. What do you suppose they’re afraid of? I’ll tell you: For one thing, if the vote turns out to have been compromised by fraud, Arizona is liable to lose a Democratic senator elected on Mr. Biden’s (possibly) phantom coattails — Mark Kelly (D) who defeated incumbent Martha McSally (R) — which would cancel the Democrats’ current one-vote majority grip on the body. The result of that would be the end of the party’s effort to jam various new laws down America’s craw: DC statehood, the HR-1 voter fraud act, the Supreme Court-packing bill, and, actually, anything else on the party’s Satanic wish-list for disassembling the republic.

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“.. it will almost feel like trade is coming to a halt.”

Supply Chains Implode As “Price Doesn’t Even Matter Anymore”

The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. Does this mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing? Absolutely not, warned Nerijus Poskus, vice president of global ocean at freight forwarder Flexport. “It’s not getting better. It’s getting worse,” he told American Shipper in an interview on Monday. “What I’m seeing is unprecedented. We are seeing a tsunami of freight,” he reported. “For the month of May, everything on the trans-Pacific is basically sold out. We had one client who needed something loaded in May that was extremely urgent and who was ready to pay $15,000 per container. I couldn’t get it loaded — and we are a growing company that ships a lot of TEUs [twenty-foot equivalent units]. Price doesn’t always even matter anymore.”

Poskus said that trans-Pacific import volumes are still rising. He noted that January trans-Pacific imports were up 10% versus 2019 (comparisons to 2020 numbers are skewed by COVID) and 13.5% in February, then jumped 51% in March. “So, we’re now at 1.5 times pre-pandemic levels.” With imports far outpacing retail sales growth, he attributed volumes to inventory restocking. “The restocking is actually affecting the trade even more than growth in demand. That tells me that this will last even longer. Let’s say U.S. consumer demand slows down in Q3 and Q4. That’s not expected, but even if it does, [capacity availability and rates] shouldn’t improve quickly, simply because of the huge restocking demand.”

Poskus also believes there is a growing export backlog piling up each day in Asia, awaiting available ship slots. If that backlog grows too big, he said, “I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen.” As a result of the backlog and restocking demand, he thinks “prices will remain high and shipping will probably remain difficult for the rest of this year. And then after that, you have the peak for Chinese New Year in 2022.” He said that the situation today is the worst he’s witnessed — and he believes it’s about to get even more severe. “Buckle up. The month of May will be the worst people have ever seen,” he predicted. Because some shippers will have to wait in line behind the growing backlog in Asia, he expects “what’s going to happen soon is that some importers won’t even be able to get on the boat. For them, it will almost feel like trade is coming to a halt.”

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“.. it really depends on just how much manipulation the authorities are willing to do.”

Gundlach Rejects The Fed’s “Inflation Is Transitory” Narrative (ZH)

Don’t believe your lying eyes, will be the message tomorrow from The Fed’s Jay Powell as he hypnotizes investors to believe that “inflation is transitory” and they have “the tools” to manage it. ‘Bond King’ Jeff Gundlach is not buying that line and told BNN Bloomberg in an interview this morning. “…more importantly, I’m not sure why they think they know it’s transitory… how do they know that?” “…there’s plenty of money-printing that’s been going on, and we’ve seen commodity prices going up massively… home prices in the US are inflating very substantially… so there’s a lot of inflation that’s already baked in to input prices.” Gundlach does admit that Powell has a point in the very near term as the prints were about to see “which could be as high as 4% [for CPI]” are off of year-ago, very depressed levels.

“…what he means by transitory is that the base effect will lead to problems in the next few months but then the base effect will become less problematic.” But, Gundlach adds, “it’s not clear to me that inflation is going to go back down to around 2 to 2.5%… we don’t know, nobody knows… but we’re most concerned with the fact that The Fed thinks they know.” This is worrisome because The Fed’s track record is anything but inspiring… “when I go back to the global financial crisis, when we almost had a complete meltdown of the financial system, Ben Bernanke completely missed all of the problems that led to the crisis.” Bernanke’s infamous “contained to subprime… and subprime is only a sliver of the market” comments could be about to be trumped by Powell’s “inflation is transitory” comments as Gundlach warns “there’s plenty of indicators that suggest inflation is going to go higher and not just on a transitory basis.”

The Fed is “trying to paint the picture” of control, but Gundlach tries to make clear: “they’re guessing.” So, what does that mean for markets? While some fear “we ain’t seen nothing yet” in terms of yields rising (and multiple contraction), Gundlach notes that “it really depends on just how much manipulation the authorities are willing to do.” The billionaire fund manager notes that yields are “still very low… well below the current inflation rate… so we have negative yields everywhere on the yield curve.” It’s also “hard to figure out who’s going to buy the bonds,” he notes, “as we are about to see issuance like we have never seen before.” Foreigners have been selling bonds for years and domestically there is little demand, so Gundlach notes the only one left to soak up all this extra supply is The Federal Reserve, which has already expanded its balance sheet massively in the last 12 months.

“Who’s going to buy all these many trillions of dollars of bonds? Foreigners have been selling for years and they’ve accelerated their selling in the last several quarters, domestic buyers are not exactly selling, but they’re not adding to their holdings. So what’s left to absorb all of the spawn supply is the Federal Reserve.“ “Left to true, free markets, bond yields at the long-end would obviously be higher than they are now.”

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“Each month, Bertrand produced dozens of Russiagate articles for the site that were so unhinged that they made Rachel Maddow look sober, cautious and reliable.”

CNN’s New “Reporter,” Natasha Bertrand, is a Deranged Conspiracy Theorist (Greenwald)

The most important axiom for understanding how the U.S. corporate media functions is that there is never accountability for those who serve as propagandists for the U.S. security state. The opposite is true: the more aggressively and recklessly you spread CIA narratives or pro-war manipulation, the more rewarded you will be in that world. [..] On Monday, CNN made clear that this dynamic still drives the corporate media world. The network proudly announced that it had hired Natasha Bertrand away from Politico. In doing so, they added to their stable of former CIA operatives, NSA spies, Pentagon Generals and FBI agents a reporter who has done as much as anyone, if not more so, to advance the scripts of those agencies.

Bertrand’s career began taking off when, while at Business Insider, she abandoned her obsession with Russia’s role in Syria in 2016 in order to monomaniacally fixate on every last conspiracy theory and gossip item that drove the Russiagate fraud during the 2016 campaign and then into the Trump presidency. Each month, Bertrand produced dozens of Russiagate articles for the site that were so unhinged that they made Rachel Maddow look sober, cautious and reliable. In 2018, it was Jeffrey Goldberg himself — knowing a star CIA propagandist when he sees one — who gave Bertrand her first big break by hiring her away from Business Insider to cover Russiagate for The Atlantic. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Queen of Russiagate conspiracies herself by becoming a national security analyst for MSNBC and NBC News.

From there, it was onto Politico and now CNN: the ideal, rapid career climb that is the dream of every liberal security state servant calling themselves a journalist. Her final conspiratorial article for The Atlantic before moving to Politico is the perfect illustration of who and what she is. CNN’s new national security star was no ordinary Russiagate fanatic. There was no conspiracy theory too unhinged or evidence-free for her to promote. As The Washington Post’s media reporter Erik Wemple documented once the Steele Dossier was debunked, there was arguably nobody in media other than Rachel Maddow who promoted and ratified that hoax as aggressively, uncritically and persistently as Bertrand. She defended it even after the Mueller Report corroborated virtually none of its key claims.

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Smear sells.

The Deep State Targets Matt Gaetz (AG)

It’s now been over three weeks since a torrent of sensational headlines about U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) blared from corporate media newsrooms. It sounded about as bad as it could get for the representative from Florida’s 1st Congressional District; breathless claims that he was “under investigation for underage sex trafficking” touched off a media frenzy. No stranger to controversy, Gaetz’s initial instinct was to confront the allegations live on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. While many saw it as a bizarre interview, it may at least have been the right move in terms of staring down a bloodthirsty establishment. As several weeks have passed, though, the controversy seems to have generated more heat than light. Indeed, this might be the longest running “sex scandal” in the nation’s history without an accuser.

But the media has been busy. Since the original story broke, there’s been a drip of follow-on stories at outlets like the Daily Beast, Politico, the Washington Post, and CNN—all using a shady collection of off-the-record and dubious government sources. Unsurprisingly, given that sourcing, none of the stories have contained anything close to serious detail or evidence. Reporters keep dropping tidbits of evidence likely to be emanating from within the Justice Department, yet none of which confirms any of the headline-grabbing allegations. Few of these articles even attempt to deal with the wild allegations first made about the congressman. Writing in Politico on Tuesday, Betsy Woodruff Swan stated: “[Gaetz] has not been charged with a crime, and no women have publicly accused him of sexual misconduct in the three weeks since the New York Times first reported on the investigation. He has denied any wrongdoing.”

Note how—after making a sensational media splash for maximum public relations damage—the accusations against Gaetz have shifted, from shocking and unsupported claims of underage sex trafficking and pedophilia to the less scurrilous (and still unsupported) accusation that Gaetz had sex at parties. Crucially, there has not been any evidence of payments, prostitution, or underage girls. As Scott Adams recently said, while some may first cringe at hearing too much about the sex life of a politician, deep down, they’re more likely to be indifferent. CNN even had to note in a recent report: “One of the women who spoke to CNN said she did so in part because the picture of Gaetz as potentially connected to sex trafficking that has emerged in recent days does not align with what she saw. Both women said that they never saw anyone at the parties who appeared to be underage.”

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Seems hard to argue against, but sure enough many are trying.

Apple iOS 14.5 Update Includes ‘App Tracking Transparency’ Feature (G.)

Users of iPhones can now prevent advertisers tracking them across their apps, after the release of the latest software update from Apple introduced the controversial feature despite the protests of Facebook and the advertising industry. The update, iOS 14.5, includes a setting called “app tracking transparency”, which for the first time requires applications to ask for users’ consent before they are able to track their activity across other apps and websites. If users decline, then applications will not be able to access the unique user ID that they need to follow individuals as they live their digital lives. The prompt, which will say “Allow [app game] to track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites?” will show up for apps that request access to the ID number.

They may be able to use other methods, known as “fingerprinting”, to achieve the same goal, but Apple says that doing so could cause them to be expelled from the App Store. First announced last summer, app tracking transparency led to immediate pushback from the wider advertising industry. Initially slated for release in the autumn, Apple delayed its implementation for six months in order to give the industry time to prepare. But the delay wasn’t enough for some, and in December, Facebook launched an all-out assault on Apple, with the company’s head of ads and business products, Dan Levy, claiming that the setting was actually “about control of the entire internet”. “This is about a long-term view that is anti-personalised advertising and we think is trying to take the world back 10 or 20 years,” he added.

Facebook launched a glossy advertising campaign arguing that the real victim of the changes are “your neighbourhood coffee brewery, your friend who owns their own retail business, your cousin who started an event planning service and the game developers who build the apps you use for free”. Those small businesses, the company said, would lose out if they were no longer able to target customers with personalised adverts. The social network is not alone in its opposition: a group of Germany’s biggest media, tech and advertising companies, led by digital publishing house Axel Springer, have filed a complaint with the German competition regulator arguing that the new rules could lead to a 60% fall in advertising revenues for app developers.

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Looking at ad reveue here, I can assure you they’re keeping it all for themselves.

Google Ad Surge Drives Up Profits For Parent Firm Alphabet (Y!)

Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday reported that quarterly profit more than doubled as digital advertising surged with more people relying on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic. Profit in the first quarter leapt to $17.9 billion from $6.8 billion in the same period a year ago while revenues jumped 34 percent to $55.3 billion, led by gains in advertising and cloud computing services. “Over the last year, people have turned to Google Search and many online services to stay informed, connected and entertained,” said Alphabet and Google chief executive Sundar Pichai. The surge in Alphabet’s earnings comes as the tech giant faces increased scrutiny from regulators regarding its power.

“Google essentially manufactures money; they are almost entirely ads,” said analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group. “There is not a risk of downturn in revenue, it is that regulatory action strips the revenue from them.” Facebook and Google are the “short list” when it comes to scrutiny by regulators in Europe and the United States because of “their broad impact on the political process and almost complete dominance of ad revenues,” the analyst maintained. Google is among internet giants in the crosshairs of regulators and critics concerned about whether it unfairly wields its power to dominate markets and fend off competition.

[..] Alphabet shares were up nearly five percent in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings figures. “Google had an absolute monster quarter with ads leading the way,” said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy. “YouTube grew an eye-watering 49 percent year-over-year, which I attribute to increased YouTube viewing and increased YouTube TV subscribers.”

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I must admit I didn’t see this coming. Hunter, that is. That fake news producers would teach on fake news is all too predictable.

Hunter Biden To Guest Teach A Class On “Fake News” This Fall (DM)

Hunter Biden is helping teach a class on fake news at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana this fall. The course titled ‘Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts’ will include several guest speakers throughout its 10 weeks, including the president’s son. The course description, according to a copy of the syllabus obtained by DailyMail.com, says: ‘America’s rapidly advancing partisan divide is fueled substantially by the growing political polarization increasingly evident in our news media.’ ‘This course will explore the current state of the media landscape in the United States and how media polarization, fake news, and the economics of the news business impact public policymaking in Washington, D.C,’ it continues. Hunter, 51, is a Yale-educated lawyer and has never, in any capacities, worked as a journalist, reporter or in the media world.


‘Hunter Biden has no background in media,’ conservative filmmaker Phelim McAleer said. ‘He has never worked for a newspaper or a media outlet.’ ‘Hunter Biden lecturing a class on fake news is like Harvey Weinstein teaching a course to prevent sexual harassment. It shouldn’t be happening. Period.’ the ‘My Son Hunter’ producer continued. Tulane University confirmed the course in a statement to DailyMail.com and confirmed the list of speaker, including:
Hunter Biden
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under President Donald Trump
Juan Williams, political analyst for Fox News Channel
Susan Glasser, columnist for The New Yorker
Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post columnist; Kylie Atwood, national security correspondent for CNN
Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation moderator
Bret Stephens, New York Times columnist
Dr. Michael Fauntroy, a professor in the Political Science Department at Howard University.

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    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Well, as much as I would like to see the medical-industrial complex use the tools they already have to treat Covid (HCQ, Ivermectin, et. al.), perhaps I should be glad that Pfizer is working on some profit-generating equivalent that will be acceptable to the money-seeking mandarins? I suppose that all depends on how well it works. That said, it’s difficult not to be a little dubious about the prospect of “reinventing the wheel”.

    #74022
    Germ
    Participant

    “Papers Please”

    Just as we always knew, despite repeated denials from various UK Gov ministers.

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-nhs-app-to-be-used-as-covid-passport-for-international-travel-grant-shapps-confirms-12289071

    #74023
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Since I will be home from work in time to see it, I am morbidly curious as to what propaganda pResident Biden will be catapulting in his address to the nation at nine (eastern time) tonight? Probably a lot of singing of the praises of the vaccination campaign, for starters.

    #74024
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    True statement on Twitter today:

    AOC manufactured propaganda that the left is “happy” with Joe Biden and the MSM is running this message non stop

    #74025
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    • Oxford Jab ‘Could Be Banned For Under-40s’ After Blood Clot Reports Double (Metro)

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (a government agency) has already concluded that there is a “higher risk associated with AstraZeneca vaccine than from COVID-19 disease in Norway.”

    Calculations have been performed based on Norwegian data where the risk of dying from COVID-19 disease among the different age groups is compared with the risk of dying from the severe, but rare, condition with severe blood clots observed after AstraZeneca vaccination.

    “Since there are few people who die from COVID-19 in Norway, the risk of dying after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine would be higher than the risk of dying from the disease, particularly for younger people,” says Bukholm.

    https://www.fhi.no/en/news/2021/astrazeneca-vaccine-removed-from-coronavirus-immunisation-programme-in-norw/

    The risk of dying from blood clots caused by the vaccine was found to be higher than the risk of dying from Covid-19. This blood clot issue is enough to rule out the vaccine, without even considering the other potentially harmful effects of the vaccine.

    I wonder why the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being singled out for the blood clot problem, when “Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca’s“.

    “A study by Oxford University found the number of people who receive blood clots after getting vaccinated with a coronavirus vaccine are about the same for those who get Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as they are for the AstraZeneca AZN, vaccine that was produced with the university’s help.”
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/blood-clots-as-prevalent-with-pfizer-and-moderna-vaccine-as-with-astrazenecas-report-2021-04-15

    #74026
    Germ
    Participant

    Karl drops the hammer and explains, citing this recent paper from Nature ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-00808-x.pdf ), the ways that getting jabbed interferes with creating natural immunity.

    Well worth reading slowly and digesting.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242205

    #74027
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Doc – thank you.

    #74028
    Germ
    Participant
    #74029
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Germ

    Beyond my pay scale

    http://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-00808-x.pdf
    Nature Immunology | VOL 22 | January 2021 | 74–85SARS-CoV-2-derived peptides define heterologous and COVID-19-induced T cell recognition

    A better link

    http://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-00808-x
    Published: 30 September 2020
    SARS-CoV-2-derived peptides define heterologous and COVID-19-induced T cell recognition
    Nature Immunology volume 22, pages74–85(2021)

    #74031
    John Day
    Participant

    @GERM(y): You are on a ROLL, Brother!
    Commentarians like you were burning the midnight oil, and I don’t want folks to miss this article about how increasing cost of energy leads to slavery, like cheap coal helped abolish it.
    (Spiritual guidance in life appears to be “free”, or close to it, certainly a “bargain”.)

    Signs of things to come


    In employment, then, the practical response to the rising energy cost of energy is that employers and workers seek to circumvent labour market regulation which was created in a bygone age when real growth was still possible. And note that this is a very different reality to the wildly optimistic, hi-tech fantasy of the “Great Reset” in which we are meant to generate sufficient growth to automate almost everything.

    Nor is the gig economy the place where decline stops. While a large part of the gig economy exists in a legal twilight zone in which a great deal that goes on is unlawful – subject to civil law – very little crosses the boundary into criminality. But as the energy cost of energy increases, criminal gangs also have a growing incentive to engage in crime as a means of circumventing the laws and regulations of a by-gone age.

    It is no accident that growing demand for the abolition of slavery corresponded to the growth of coal-powered industrialisation. Such an economy no longer needs raw labour power – whether waged or forced – because of the huge increase in productivity achieved by industrial technologies backed by an explosion of fossilised sunlight. Wage labourers were still needed to mind the machines; but they were no longer the power source behind them. This is seen most clearly in the nineteenth century division between the industrial northern states of the USA, where freed slaves were a useful addition to the growing industrial workforce, and the manual labour-based colonial economies of the southern states whose profit margins were built on the back of slave labourers.

    #74033
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    The Market Ticker article (linked above by Germ), discussing that study published in Nature, is extremely interesting.

    From the Nature study:
    “Taken together, SARS-CoV-2 T cell epitopes enabled detection of post-infectious T cell immunity in 100% of individuals convalescing from COVID-19 and revealed pre-existing T cell responses in 81% of unexposed individuals.”

    Karl Denninger’s response:

    Now we know what Diamond Princess happened the way it did. It was never possible for more than 20% of the people on that ship to get seriously-symptomatic Covid-19 despite being cooped up in close quarters for weeks with an aerosol-spread disease and cruise passengers generally being wildly-overrepresented for various morbidity factors. It also completely explains why one of two people quarantined in the same cabin got sick and the other did not.

    We also know why my friend’s grandfather was killed by it but his equally-morbid grandmother was not touched symptomatically even though she tested positive despite literally sleeping in the same bed with him until he wound up in the hospital and ultimately expired.

    We also know why there is no place on the planet that has seen >20% of people with significant, symptomatic disease from Covid-19. Not a single place has had that happen, even where sanitation is crap and people spread it like crazy (e.g. Iran where they lick monuments sequentially — literally.)

    This study explains every single example seen everywhere in the world, including high-concentration examples, of infection with Covid-19 back to the start of the pandemic. We now know why no more than 20% of any exposed population has ever exhibited materially-serious disease — it simply was not possible as no more than 20% of the population was potentially susceptible to serious disease. Ever. Period.

    Beyond the Diamond Princess example, this also rings true for the close quarters of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The total crew was 4,800. Virtually all of the crew was tested.

    “1271 crew members tested positive for SARS-Cov-2 and an additional 60 had suspected COVID-19 but did not test positive; 76.9% of those who tested positive were asymptomatic at testing and only 55% developed any symptoms.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_on_USS_Theodore_Roosevelt

    One of Denninger’s conclusions:
    “Short-term prevention of “infection” among the 81% of those with existing T-cell recognition to the nucleocapsid proteins is not only stupid it is likely to kill people over the intermediate and longer term since those who are not vaccinated and get infected with partial resistance build additional and durable immunity via said low-symptom and asymptomatic infections which do not materially harm them and blocking that process is harmful, not helpful. This group includes nearly all young adults and children for which people are trying to force vaccination.”
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242205

    #74034
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks Doc Robinson:
    This is really Today’s News.

    Go GERM!

    #74036
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Enjoyed the eggplant life cycle…but they missed a step. Eggplant seeds won’t germinate when simply excised from the fruit that way. They have to be fermented for a few days in order to germinate.

    #74037
    generic
    Participant

    Hunter Biden should get Matt Gaetz to help teach the class.

    The “Hunter Biden” and “Matt Gaetz” stories are non-stories that are used for purely political purposes and for distractions from the real stories. The “Russian collusion” and “stolen election” stories are also non-stories. Demonstrate verifiable facts, or get lost.

    That billionaires pay very little taxes would be a real story. Topcat’s post the other day, that most people in high places fall into the sociopath/psychopath range, would be a real story. Those are the kind of stories that we are discouraged from discussing.

    *Also “overcrowding is almost generic,” overcrowding is something I think about most often.

    #74038
    Noirette
    Participant

    This link seems to give a tad more info about the “Pfizer Pill” .. from the Montreal Gazette.

    https://montrealgazette.com/news/world/pfizer-is-testing-a-pill-that-if-successful-could-become-first-ever-home-cure-for-covid-19

    #74040
    Doc Robinson
    Participant
    #74041
    Noirette
    Participant

    Warning: Musings, ramble.

    On Kunstler etc. The Biden s-election (stolen without any doubt) continues to puzzle me.

    A decrepit establishment figure is often nominated as ‘Head’ in systems where ‘one party’ or ‘one family’, ‘one large group’ (for ex., royals) serve to show continuity, stability, ‘party’ adherence, a guarantee of the system’s continuation — > Rule by dominant committee and the top cadres. The cadres, the families, the lower rungs, will continue to be paid. See for ex. Andropov, USSR (though afaik he wasn’t senile). A more interesting example which combines tradition and pretend renewal is M. Bin Salman, a totally scripted move, doomed to fail btw.

    The Biden admin shows strong signs (evident in Dem. stances for a long time) of radicalisation into ‘woke’ politics, making race, racism, and assorted IDPOL issues top of the agenda, coupled with some moves resembling the ‘European left’ (I consider the French Socialists, Keir Starmer’s Labor, US Democrats, overall the Third-Wayers, Clintonites all, traitors to a peoples, workers, egalitarian, causes..), e.g. higher taxation for the rich, investment in infrastructure (though that doesn’t amount to much imho, other story), and some green energy posturing.

    The recognition of the Armenian genocide is right in the ‘victims of racism’ direction. That genocide was real, recognizing it goes against NATO Turkey and Israel, as Isr. postures as the top victim.

    Along the IDPOL line I read that the Biden admin. supports trans-men competing in F sports (no idea about the details or how far that goes) and this again is in favor of anyone constructing their own ‘identity’ and all ‘victims’ have to be ‘helped.’

    A stance of moral superiority is adopted. Very cultural-revolution like.

    Antifa and BLM are /Dem party, donors/ supported, while Occupy Wall Street was destroyed by Obama (or by its own internal contradictions.) Meanwhile, those in charge are Gvmt-Corp-Milit-other and that isn’t about to change, though the mostly white ‘directorate’ is now supposed to be filled with self-loathing to become ‘more diverse’. (In France, several ‘Arab’ ppl were co-opted to appear front stage and on TV — total manipulation imho..)

    Claiming the moral high ground often signals that other rubrics – of governance, “growth”, technological, scientific, milit. supremacy, happiness of the ppl – is out of reach, scrapped. Screeching about wrong, bad, values of opponents replaces bread (a decent life) for the people, heh, cake and all that. It signals weakness, which everyone in the world now sees.

    ===

    This interview of Maria Zakharova, she says the West is living in fantasy land, is worth a watch. She brings up Assange and hypocrisy…*Eng simult. trans.* From RT.

    https://bit.ly/2R4uVQ7

    #74043
    John Day
    Participant

    Ladies and Germs, “Schrodinger’s COVID”, with much you just saw, and this:
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/04/schrodingers-covid.html

    ​ I would like to present a hypothesis from the COVID-19 Treating Physicians list, which is that the increased “confirmed” COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in the 2 weeks following vaccination are actually vaccine adverse reactions, which test positive for SARS-CoV-2, because the “vaccines” cause the body to produce, and widely distribute, exactly the spike=protein fragments which the test detects in the nasal mucous.​
    One of my patients was recently hospitalized about a week after an mRNA vaccination, and tested positive for COVID with a nasal swab, so her pneumonia was COVID-Pneumonia. She had been hospitalized last August for a bad case of COVID. She had antibodies. She got an inflammatory response. The hospital put her on steroids and oxygen, and she lived. A week after discharge, still on blood thinners, she was short of breath again, and had a blood clot in her lungs. She was admitted again. We are monitoring her blood thinner doses. My clinic has called her to get her second vaccine shot.
    I have written that she should not, but how do I back that up?
    She obviously got COVID again, so obviously needs the shot, though a 3 month wait after COVID is considered “abundantly cautious”.

    #74044

    The Market Ticker article (linked above by Germ), discussing that study published in Nature, is extremely interesting.

    Doc, this is getting very close to Geert VanDenBossche. Who has been vilified for what he said ever since he said it. He promised, on Twitter, some new files at https://www.geertvandenbossche.org/, I haven’t had time to check them out yet.

    #74049
    madamski
    Participant

    “.. it will almost feel like trade is coming to a halt.” • Supply Chains Implode As “Price Doesn’t Even Matter Anymore”

    And then, when money velocity flatines and liquidity is like molasses in winter, the ships will be begging for freight, and at major discounts.

    Row row row your dominoes
    Gently over the cliff…

    #74052
    madamski
    Participant

    @ JOhn Day

    “Commentarians like you were burning the midnight oil, and I don’t want folks to miss this article about how increasing cost of energy leads to slavery, like cheap coal helped abolish it.”

    I have been called a contrarian, and I can be when I feel like it. THis is an example of that, my penchant for devil’s advocacy: we see slavery in large structural terms, like we see everything.

    But the slavery we’ll see will, much of it, be more a serfdom than slavery. People will band together for proitection. Those who established and/or protect the fief get higher caste status than those who do the major grunt work. and fwiw, being a West Virginai coal miner in the previous centuries was closer than not to slavery.

    so: yes: slavery. But not necessarily soulless corporate slavery. We already have that albeit with the voluntary option of being homeless. We don’t have chattel slavery… yet.
    (cheesy sci-fi lo-tek prediction: that will, ironically, probably be centered in fossil fuel production and such. For awhile. Mostly supplying local markets with crude products. But chattel slavery is difficult to maintain. It wants a large majority exploiting a inority. We’re gonna have a large majority of people too poor to enslave anyone.)

    #74058
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    @JohnDay, this is precisely the scenario I tried to bring up with my wife this morning (adverse vaccine reactions masquerading as Covid-19 hospitalizations). Here in Oregon the damn governor is locking down counties again “because of increased hospitalizations.” I would be most interested in any sources you might be able provide that confirm that spike proteins produced as a result of vaccination would show up as positive PCR tests. Is it fragments of the spike protein itself that are detected by the PCR test, or is it fragments of the single strand RNA encased within the spike protein that are detected by the PCR test? Presumably the gene therapy process omits putting the RNA inside the spike protein created in your cells, so if the PCR test is looking for RNA fragments then vaccinated people should not be showing positive test results.

    #74059
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Ran across this today:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/steve-deace-on-faucian-bargain-second-opinions-about-covid-19-denied-to-americans_3791690.html?utm_source=morningbriefnoe&utm_medium=email2&utm_campaign=mb-2021-04-27&mktids=15fc1028a397f53538a69ab8a80856d9&est=INKP0YQKbs%2BP1yXkICOg7vLKOOxehmOMIz2yyoYugzuy65s0lBizOEvfNdDP8A%3D%3D

    Best points IMO:

    “For example, if the average American knew that almost half of the deaths in America with COVID occurred in nursing homes where less than one percent of Americans live, we would have never ever gone along with this level of subjugation,” Deace told host Jan Jekielek. “These are the sorts of data points that have been kept from the American people, so they have not been given the right to informed consent.”

    Deace moved on to cite a variety of “counter experts” from prestigious institutions such as Stanford and Oxford Universities, who “got kicked to the curb” because of their skepticism of one particular COVID-19 model used to justify lockdowns that severely affected people’s lives.

    “We were told to trust the experts,” he said. “Why weren’t we permitted to get second opinions from counter experts, before we decided to risk a huge drop in cancer screenings, 40 million unemployed, 20 percent of American small businesses that are never going to return, on average, across the country?”

    Deace then highlighted an apparent lack of controlled scientific studies proving the effectiveness of masks. He noted that while no domestic studies used a random controlled sample of unmasked people, a Danish study did and found that wearing a mask doesn’t significantly reduce one’s chances of contracting the virus.

    #74061
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Rototillerman: …the damn governor is locking down counties again “because of increased hospitalizations.”

    The increased hospitalizations might be due to those who were recently vaccinated being exposed to the virus during their daily lives and coming down with worse reactions from the infection than they would have if they weren’t vaccinated.

    As Karl Denninger explains,

    Note that when you get the shot the first thing you get is antibodies; you may get a T-cell reaction. This pre-existing knowledge, from SARS (CoV-1) entirely explains why people who just got vaccinated often get hammered by the virus and frequently end up in the hospital or die. It marks the premise of attempting to vaccinate out of a pandemic where transmission is actively occurring as stupid.

    You go get the shot. Five days later you get the virus. You have not yet developed immunity and the partial expression makes it worse.

    You would have been better off, by far, taking the same infection straight up front. It likely would have harmed you less.

    This generally applies, by the way, to all vaccines and all viruses. The government and researchers know this. They’ve known this for decades. It’s fact. It’s why you don’t wait until the measles is raging around you to get a measles vaccine and the same is true for the flu shot; you get it before the flu season starts for this very reason. Attempting to vaccinate out of a raging infection does not work and in fact kills people.

    Yeah, if you don’t get infected during that latent period you get protection. But if you do get infected you’re screwed and all of the two-dose shots have a roughly four week window during which you get hosed instead of protected. Israel’s data, by the way, proves this is real; Berenson has been reporting on it since the beginning of the year and I’ve noted it as well.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242205

    #74062
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    I feel the need to write this because I feel we are not truly connected to the energy of our survival.

    First my mother, father and grandmother have taken the “experimental jab”. I hope they remain in my life going forward.

    So as a registered SURGICAL/ICU/MENTAL HEALTH kind of nurse I have tried share some of my insights that could prove helpful.

    While I totally agree with everyone making their own choices based on what they believe and their freedom to live their life as they see fit, I have become somewhat depressed that my parents have taken the experimental injection. We will see where this leads but at least they did what they feel was right and even if they die that is a pleasant thought.

    So this virus is bullshit. Yes like a nasty flu. That is the reality, accept it or not but that is my assessment and it is a very educated one but possibly not important to my parents when the world is telling them differently. Whatever happens, at least they were free.

    Listen carefully. This is not a pandemic. With a population death rate of less than one percent, most of us would live a full life.

    So what is going on? Most of us are so disconnected from nature and death that it becomes some kind of intellectual exercise. That is a mistake.

    If this industrial civilization collapses things will become very clear, very fast and for most it will be too late

    #74064
    Topcat
    Participant

    Dr Pierre Kory already commented on this recently

    COVID Pill That Cures Body At First Signs Of Infection May Come This Year

    Pfizer has essentially Reverse Engineered Ivermectin into a patented drug, what a shock.

    Critical features of Ivermectin were lifted from the cheap drug, that has over 4 BILLION doses safely under it’s belt, to the Pfizerstein beast.

    The narrative is locked. The crazy stiffing and censorship of Ivermectin is Mammon simple and straight up.

    Greed Greed Greed

    It will be the death of us all

    #74065
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Pfizer has essentially Reverse Engineered Ivermectin into a patented drug, what a shock.

    Well, at least they’re reinventing the right wheel. They’ll just make it a lot more expensive than the original wheel, is all. 😛

    #74067
    madamski
    Participant

    Ivermectin protease

    “Emerging outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is a major threat to public health. The morbidity is increasing due to lack of SARS-CoV-2 specific drugs. Herein, we have identified potential drugs that target the 3-chymotrypsin like protease (3CLpro), the main protease that is pivotal for the replication of SARS-CoV-2. Computational molecular modeling was used to screen 3987 FDA approved drugs, and 47 drugs were selected to study their inhibitory effects on SARS-CoV-2 specific 3CLpro enzyme in vitro. Our results indicate that boceprevir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, tipranavir, ivermectin, and micafungin exhibited inhibitory effect towards 3CLpro enzymatic activity.”

    #74068
    madamski
    Participant

    Unless they’re willing to shut down the internet, they’ve got a growing PR problem. If they are willing to shut down the internet, that will be their Rubicon, Gallipoli, and last gasp.

    The Spell Is Broken

    #74070
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    madamski: Ivermectin protease

    That linked study was published in January 2021. I find it interesting that a similar result for Ivermectin was published much earlier, in April 2020, by researchers primarily at universities in Venezuela and Ecuador. They mentioned that “Interestingly, the energy of interaction of ivermectin with any of the proteins the SARS-CoV-2 and the possible structural alterations at the protein level that this drug can cause have not been reported [before this study].>” Not reported publicly at least, but I’d wager that various drug companies were already studying the interactions between ivermectin and the Covid proteins, and trying to find a way to profit from the knowledge.

    The results obtained suggested that ivermectin is capable of docking with the 3CL protease and the HR2 domain, and may promote structural changes in these proteins by inducing unfolding/folding. Specifically, ivermectin brings protease to a significantly more deployed conformational state and the HR2 domain to a more compact state compared to the native state. Finally, it is shown that B1a and B1b macrocyclic lactones have a behavior different from to each target protein. These results suggest a possible inhibitory effect against SARS-CoV-2 due to a synergistic role of this drug to spontaneously bind to two important proteins involve in the proliferation of this virus

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340787419_Molecular_Docking_and_Molecular_Dynamic_Study_of_Two_Viral_Proteins_Associated_with_SARS-CoV-2_with_Ivermectin

    #74071
    Farmer McGregor
    Participant

    @phoenixvoice:

    “Enjoyed the eggplant life cycle…but they missed a step. Eggplant seeds won’t germinate when simply excised from the fruit that way. They have to be fermented for a few days in order to germinate.”

    Absolutely correct. What immediately crossed my mind watching the little proto-seed being plucked from the immature fruit was “that seed is not mature enough to be viable”. Oh well, the idea is great and the video is spectacular.

    #74072
    Mr. House
    Participant

    #74074
    John Day
    Participant

    @Madamski: You are a CONTRARIAN, Contrarian, contrarian, contrarian! 🙂
    I also read up on the life and passing of L. Ron Hubbard, after you mentioned his passing as something like an object lesson.
    Yeah, not apparently happy, but lots of money and hiding-out in style.
    I actually read the whole Dianetics book Christmas vacation 1979 or so. My roommate had fallen in with “The Org”, so he and I had to get different roomamates (cult thing). I took the introductory “Auditing Course” at the “Church”, and it was pretty interesting and informative. There is something to it. There is validity to aspects of the training, but I saw how the machine worked, and I was done with it.
    After that when somebody on “The Drag” by the university offered me “Free Personality Test?”, I would look them squarely in the eye and say, “I’ll repeat the auditing question”, and they would sort of freeze up.
    I appreciate your finding this about protease inhibitor activity of drugs, relevant to treating COVID:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01577-x

    This came up somewhere, too. Sorry, I forget where.
    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/covid-19-pill-cures-body-upon-first-signs-infection-could-be-authorized

    What is your educational training, and work experience, Girl?
    You are pretty Broad-Band.
    🙂

    #74076
    John Day
    Participant

    @Doc Robinson:
    Thanks for finding even more.
    The abstract from Madamski’s Nature find
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01577-x contains this:

    Our results indicate that boceprevir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, tipranavir, ivermectin, and micafungin exhibited inhibitory effect towards 3CLpro enzymatic activity. The 100 ns molecular dynamics simulation studies showed that ivermectin may require homodimeric form of 3CLpro enzyme for its inhibitory activity. In summary, these molecules could be useful to develop highly specific therapeutically viable drugs to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 replication either alone or in combination with drugs specific for other SARS-CoV-2 viral targets.

    That last sentence is code for: “You can make patentable drugs from this shite”

    “Pfizermectin”? 😮

    #74077
    Dr P
    Participant

    Primitive societies are largely free of cardiovascular disease, cancer, dental cavities, economic theories, lounge music, and other modern ailments.

    This must be one the dumbest things I’ve read in a while.

    #74078
    John Day
    Participant

    @Rototillerman:
    The rapid tests are what they now use in hospitals, ERs and bigger clinics. They test for antigen, spike protein particles.
    The PCR tests look for viral RNA.
    If you have already had COVID (big or little case) and you get a “vaccine” that makes your body produce pieces of spike protein, they will get exuded into your nasal mucous, as far as I know. That would make the rapid antigen test go positive.
    So, if you are getting sick from your immune system attacking all of those little proteins it hates vengefully , and you go to the ER sick, you may have a chest x-ray that looks like COVID Pneumonia, and a positive rapid antigen test
    Why would anybody bother to send out a PCR “Confirmatory” test that will take 3 days to be reported?
    They don’t. I review ER/hospital records daily. A positive is a positive.
    The trouble is, that somebody having an adverse vaccine reaction is listed as a COVID case, and may die as a COVID case.
    That would, however, explain all of those COVID deaths right after vaccination. It’s a lot for the first 4-5 days and slowly declines after that.
    I’m pretty sure this is a question that nobody with money wants to be asked.

    #74085
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Dr. P
    Primitive societies are largely free of cardiovascular disease, cancer, dental cavities, economic theories, lounge music, and other modern ailments.

    This must be one the dumbest things I’ve read in a while.

    Docta, docta; where is your sense of humor?

    #74137
    madamski
    Participant

    @ Dr. P

    Primitive societies are largely free of cardiovascular disease, cancer, dental cavities, economic theories, lounge music, and other modern ailments. This must be one the dumbest things I’ve read in a while.”

    The truth is like that.

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