Apr 282021
 


Jean-Michel Basquiat In this case 1983

 

 

 

One might have expected that as the Covid drama unfolds, the world would return to its scientific senses. But the opposite appears to be happening, we’re moving away from our senses. Fear is a bad advisor. Earlier today, I wrote:

“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.”

Graph from the February 2021 report:

A few relevant quotes from the report (it’s over 60 pages):

Vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

[..] First, the vaccine is preventing people from catching COVID-19.

[..] The vaccines have transformed our efforts to tackle COVID-19 and will prevent many deaths. However, they will not guarantee protection to everyone. Vaccines will not be given to 100% of the population. This is because the vaccine is currently not authorised for some groups, such as children, and some people will not take up the offer of a vaccine.

[..] a significant proportion of the population could still be infected, either because they have not been vaccinated or because the vaccine is not effective for them.

Preparing for revaccination

[..] the Government is planning for a revaccination campaign, which is likely to run later this year in autumn or winter. Any revaccination is likely to consist of a single ‘booster’ dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: the ideal booster may be a new vaccine specifically designed against a variant form of the virus. Over the longer term, revaccination is likely to become a regular part of managing COVID-19.

Ergo: the UK government is preparing to declare over a third of its citizens 2nd rate. And not because they refuse to be part of a medical experiment and be injected with untested substances (which is a basic human right that no-one can be punished for), but because these substances are either prohibited for them, or simply have no -positive- effect. No matter, says Whitehall, you don’t count. So here come the corona passports.

 

NHS App To Be Used As Coronavirus Passport For International Travel

Britons will find out which countries they will be able to enjoy quarantine-free travel to this summer “in the next couple of weeks” – as the transport secretary confirmed an NHS app will be used as a COVID passport for travel abroad. Under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions, international travel without one of the current exemptions – which exclude holidays – will not be allowed any earlier than 17 May.

Ministers have set out plans for a “traffic light” system to be used this summer to categorise different destinations. And, speaking to Sky News on Wednesday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed “in the next couple of weeks” he will be able to give details on which countries have made it on to the “green list”. These will be destinations where Britons will be able to travel without having to quarantine on their return, although they will still need to undergo a COVID test before their departure, as well as on their return to the UK.

Mr Shapps also confirmed an NHS app will be used to allow Britons to demonstrate whether they have had a COVID jab, or tested negative for the virus, before travelling abroad. “It will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NHS and so on, to be able to show you’ve had a vaccine or that you’ve had testing,” he added. “I’m working internationally with partners across the world to make sure that system can be internationally recognised.”

Government sources clarified the app would not be the NHS COVID app – currently used to “check in” to venues such as pubs and restaurants for contact-tracing purposes – but would instead be the NHS app used to book general appointments.

Remember, there is no evidence that the “vaccines” protect anyone from getting infected or infecting those around them, but that little factoid has been swept under the carpet -along with the unfortunate third of Britons who can’t even pretend to be “protected”. The government simply claims without evidence that “the vaccine is preventing people from catching COVID-19“, and gets away with it. That’s our world today.

Ciarán McCollum has more for EU Observer:

 

Legal Worries On EU’s ‘Green Certificates’ For Covid Travel

An instrument of unusual significance is quietly on its way to becoming law in Europe: the proposal for a ‘Digital Green Certificate’ (DGC). Up for a vote in the European Parliament’s plenary on Wednesday, it erects a “universal framework” for the control of disease within the Schengen area. The EU Commission has presented it as a return to freedom of movement, essentially suspended by member states since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic. However the DGC, which creates certificates for Europeans showing the bearer has been vaccinated, tested or achieved immunity, is already beginning to lose its sheen. Last week, the WHO asked that any plans for making proof of vaccination a condition of entry be abandoned, after the US ruled out enforcing vaccination cards on its territory.

So is it wise for Europe to continue with its own? Freedom of movement is perhaps the European Union’s most cherished achievement, certainly among northerners seeking a visa-free sun holiday. In my home of Northern Ireland, with our ever-fragile cross-border peace agreement, we have a special appreciation for the importance of keeping borders open. The recent EU threat to impose a ‘vaccine border’ between Northern Ireland and the Republic imperilled that peace. The EU can’t afford another blunder on borders, so it’s in its own interest that the DGC does what it says on the tin. However a cursory glance at the contents suggests a case of mislabeling or at least a lack of legal certainty. The commission assures us that the DGC will not restore (or entrench) border controls.

But “universal framework” can only be read as a euphemism for checks within the Schengen zone. It is article 3 of the DGC that creates certificates of vaccination, testing and immunity. Border guards will have to inspect these. As it’s put in Article 3(1), there will be “cross-border verification”, performed by the member state “authorities” mentioned in Article 9(2). In the absence of such checks, the certificates would be useless and the “universal framework” would not exist. With vaccinated Europeans travellers separated from non-vaccinated, infected from non-infected, and immune from non-immune—the DGC, if applied, would be a guarantee of discrimination within the EU.

This is simply not permissable under the Schengen Code. Chapter II of the Schengen Borders Code allows for the temporary reintroduction of internal borders in some circumstances, but that does not include a public health emergency. The whole endeavour is even more absurd if one acknowledges the scientific certainty that being vaccinated does not mean that one cannot be a carrier of the virus, nor infect others.

We already know from the European Medicines Agency and WHO, confirmed by a decision this month of the Conseil d’État (France’s Supreme Court), that no proof exists of vaccination halting the spread of Covid-19. Meanwhile, in the last months many courts including the Lisbon Court of Appeal and Administrative Court of Vienna have held that PCR testing is unreliable and cannot be relied on for determining infection; a physician must perform a proper medical diagnosis. Thus the DGC certificates are useless as proof of whether you are infected, or can or cannot spread the virus.

They’re going to do it anyway, ain’t they, laws or no laws, human rights or no human rights, science or no science. And 2/3 of Britons -and other countries’ citizens- are cheering them on, because they are promised they will regain their “freedom”. Some freedom, if you must first give up your rights. The virus is far from the biggest danger here. It’s the people. We could have known.

 

 

 

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  • #74035

    Jean-Michel Basquiat In this case 1983       One might have expected that as the Covid drama unfolds, the world would return to its sci
    [See the full post at: The Virus Is Far From The Biggest Danger]

    #74039
    Germ
    Participant

    UK now has herd immunity.
    Absolutely no need to jab the kids.
    Most of them probably have T-cell immunity already.

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-almost-70-of-adults-in-england-now-have-coronavirus-antibodies-latest-figures-suggest-12289249

    #74042
    Germ
    Participant
    #74045
    Germ
    Participant

    Here’s Dr. Hotez:

    “COVID vaccines: time to confront anti-vax aggression”
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01084-x

    Who is he?
    “Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD)”
    https://peterhotez.org/

    Works closely with Gates Foundation and WHO:
    https://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/hotez/en/

    Receives millions from Gates Foundation:
    https://www.gatesfoundation.org/about/committed-grants?q=%20Baylor

    We are surrounded by Gates’ vaccine lunatics.
    God help us.

    #74046
    Germ
    Participant

    #74047
    Germ
    Participant

    Study Linking Covid-19 Vaccines and Shingles

    “The safety profile of mRNA-based vaccines in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD) is unknown.”

    https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/rheumatology/keab345/6225015?searchresult=1

    #74048
    Doc Robinson
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    Meanwhile, Anthony Fauci co-authored a recent article about treatments for Covid-19, like Ivermectin, Vitamin D and Zinc, in the medical journal Med.

    We have seen outpatient providers utilize many off-label treatments for COVID-19, such as ivermectin, inhaled corticosteroids, fluvoxamine, colchicine, and vitamin and mineral combinations prior to the availability of convincing safety and efficacy data. This approach is in some ways akin to the early usage of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine and should be curtailed as much as feasible in favor of supportive care and enrollment in clinical trials.

    COVID-19: The therapeutic landscape
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666634021001641

    #74050
    Germ
    Participant
    #74051
    Germ
    Participant
    #74053
    Germ
    Participant

    @ Doc – “Dr. Fauci declares no competing interests.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

    #74054
    Germ
    Participant

    Just came off the phone with my mother. Her cleaner’s best friend recently had the jab and has just died of a brain hemorrhage.

    No kidding.

    #74055
    Germ
    Participant

    ” (New Zealand) Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall says the government has a clear plan to ensure that everyone aged 16 and over will be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/441368/covid-19-vaccines-planned-for-all-over-16s-by-2022-verrall

    #74056
    Germ
    Participant

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

    We are going to emerge from the pandemic with a new “currency for health,”

    #74057
    zerosum
    Participant

    It must be due to my age
    I had my first vaccine about 1 month ago.
    This morning,
    My lower right wisdom tooth is giving me a tooth ack.
    It was removed when I was in my teen!!!!

    #74060
    Germ
    Participant
    #74066
    madamski
    Participant

    It should be interesting watching this nonsense intersect with genuine natural disasters, which happen more and more if only because there are more cities with more people to experience them. Meanwhile, supply chains have become as brittle as the dry wood that will probably sow massive record fire storms again this summer.

    #74069
    VietnamVet
    Participant

    The West went with vaccines because it makes money for corporations. There is a mental block to anything else. It threatens the overseers’ pocket books.

    It is possible to develop quick, cheap and accurate antigen and antibody tests in order to see who has been infected and who has antibodies to determine that they do not need to be vaccinated. Those who are recently infected and shedding the virus, must be safely quarantined for free, immediately, or stay at home if they test positive. Provide enough public health workers at the community level to keep track of testing, contact tracing, medical reports, work and school bubbles, quarantines and treatments. Healthcare for all to treat the ill.

    Western rulers are getting richer. They are uninterested in eradicating coronavirus or the over million dead in the Western Hemisphere.

    #74073
    V. Arnold
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    @danielkotzin: “Children do not need protection from Covid. They need protection from government and health officials.”

    There it is! That’s a fact Jack!

    Regardless of who, what, when, and where; the facts will be basically ignored for one complex reason;FEAR!
    The most successful campaign of fear, since the 50’s duck and cover; that I can remember…
    As one individual, I’m not immune to this galoot tactic of frear mongering; I’ve had to double down on being in the present moment constantly; no easy task for this one…
    TAE has been insturmental in this, with the diligent and factual information by the commentariat.
    Thanks to all for this island/sanctuary of sanity… 😉

    #74075
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Ran out of time in the edit box…
    Just to say; I remain resolute…no vaccine…
    And with no prompting from me, my wife is likewise not going to vaccinate…

    #74079
    shaka5000
    Participant

    DGC Sounds to me like a solid foundation for “systemic classism”. It will be interesting to see which politicians in the US support something similar.

    #74080
    WES
    Participant

    V. Arnold

    Duck and Cover, as in hiding under your school desk??!!

    When I was working Russia, my interpreter told me the basement of the 5 story “deck of cards – death trap” appartment building, I was living in, was a bomb shelter!

    The last place I would have wanted to hide during an earth quake never mind a bombing event! However it seemed to give her great comfort, so I said nothing!

    #74081
    WES
    Participant

    V. Arnold:

    Funny when I was growing up in the iron mines in northern Quebec/Labrador, just north of town was a DEW radar station. Since there was a railway, many other remote DEW stations were supplied with fuel, food, etc. from the town by big Chinook helicopters. I remember B-52 bombers coming in low over the hilltops and the town testing the radar stations. That is what we called excitement since we had no radio or TV. Once in a while they would do some wolf hunting from the Chinooks.

    #74082
    John Day
    Participant

    Lots more good investigation, GERM!
    Enjoying your “retirement”?
    I replied to Madamski, Rototillerman and Doc Robinson on today’s other thread.

    Bedtime for Gonzo, now.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Hunter S. Thompson’s Ghost

    #74083
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    V. Arnold

    Duck and Cover, as in hiding under your school desk??!!

    Yes, exactly…
    We swallowed that bullshit way back when…
    But then, that was before we knew better… 😉

    #74084
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    There are 2 questions I’d like answers too before I die;
    #1; If there is a spoon in the sink, why is it always under the faucet when the water is turned on?
    #2; Is there sex after death? 😉

    #74086
    Tim Groves
    Participant

    @V. Arnold

    #2; Is there sex after death?

    There could be… if Jimmy Savile is visiting the morgue.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/26/savile-bodies-sex-acts-corpses-glass-eyes-mortuary

    #74087
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    @V. Arnold

    #2; Is there sex after death?

    There could be… if Jimmy Savile is visiting the morgue.

    Good one; LOL…
    Yuck, not exactly what I had in mind… 😉

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