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George Grosz Apocalyptic landscape 1936

 

Unvaccinated People Are “Variant Factories,” Infectious Diseases Expert (CNN)
Belgian Experts Expect Fourth Wave At The End Of Summer Or Autumn (BT)
How To Prevent A Third Wave Of Covid-19 (NIE)
Shelter-in-Place Orders Didn’t Save Lives During The Pandemic – Study (WT)
Delta Variant Ravages Belgium Care Home: 55 Infected, 12 Dead (BT)
Two-Thirds Of Staff Unvaccinated At Sydney Aged Care Home (G.)
300 Italian Health Workers Challenge Covid-19 Vaccine Obligation (ST)
San Francisco To 37,000 City Employees: Get Vaccinated Or Get Out (USAT)
No EU or NATO Summit Raised Question Of Fate Of Assange – Russia (Tass)

 

 

 

 

FEMA: The Best Way To Prepare for Hurricanes Is By Getting The Covid Vaccine.

 

 

 

 

Craig Kelly

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chinda Brandolino

 

 

This makes no sense at all. The vaccinated are much more likely to make the virus mutate. CNN better keep its audience stupid, or every last one will leave.

Whitney Webb @_whitneywebb: Were ppl who don’t get the flu vaccine ever blamed for the variants and mutations that make that vaccine an annual affair? No. This comes right after Fauci said soon there will be “two Americas”, vaxxed and unvaxxed. This is a policy move for divide and conquer, not “science”

Unvaccinated People Are “Variant Factories,” Infectious Diseases Expert (CNN)

Unvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They’re also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say. That’s because the only source of new coronavirus variants is the body of an infected person. “Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told CNN Friday. “The more unvaccinated people there are, the more opportunities for the virus to multiply,” Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said. “When it does, it mutates, and it could throw off a variant mutation that is even more serious down the road.”

All viruses mutate, and while the coronavirus is not particularly mutation-prone, it does change and evolve. Most of the changes mean nothing to the virus, and some can weaken it. But sometimes, a virus develops a random mutation that gives it an advantage — better transmissibility, for instance, or more efficient replication, or an ability to infect a great diversity of hosts. Viruses with an advantage will outcompete other viruses, and will eventually make up the majority of virus particles infecting someone. If that infected person passes the virus to someone else, they’ll be passing along the mutant version. If a mutant version is successful enough, it becomes a variant. But it has to replicate to do that. An unvaccinated person provides that opportunity.

“As mutations come up in viruses, the ones that persist are the ones that make it easier for the virus to spread in the population,” Andrew Pekosz, a microbiologist and immunologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told CNN. “Every time the viruses changes, that gives the virus a different platform to add more mutations. Now we have viruses that spread more efficiently.” Viruses that don’t spread cannot mutate. Variants have arisen all over the world — the B.1.1.7 or Alpha variant was first seen in England. The B.1.351 or Beta variant was first spotted in South Africa. The Delta variant, also called B.1.617.2, was seen first in India. And the US has thrown up several of its own variants, including the B.1.427 or Epsilon lineage first seen in California and the B.1.526 or Eta variant first seen in New York.

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More dumb nonsense, from a virologist.

People who are not vaccinated will end up in hospital and possibly die.”

Belgian Experts Expect Fourth Wave At The End Of Summer Or Autumn (BT)

Belgium can expect a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in September, or perhaps before the end of August, experts are predicting, according to De Morgen. Yesterday, for the first time in months, the daily average of new cases of the virus rose. There will be no reporting of disease figures for the time being, health institute Sciensano said. However all epidemiological models are predicting that the bottom has been reached, and the upturn will be seen to be continuing when new figures are presented on Tuesday. September would be a logical time to expect a new wave, said virologist Steven Van Gucht. “People are back from vacation, schools are open again and the weather is getting worse. This will translate into a sharp increase in the number of infections, especially with the delta variant. People who are not vaccinated will end up in hospital and possibly die.”

Those who are vaccinated, on the other hand, need not worry too much. All four vaccines used in Belgium – AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are effective against the variants known to date, according to the European Medicines Agency. “A degree of protection of more than 90 percent after two doses is very good,” said Van Gucht. “We cannot achieve those high percentages with the flu vaccine. The corona vaccines protect against serious illness, although mild or moderate symptoms after infection are still possible.” The trouble is, only 44.1% of adults, and 35.4% of the whole population, was fully vaccinated at the last count on Friday. And if people let all measures to protect against the disease drop, the models predict a fourth wave in mid-August.

It may not be as serious as last year thanks to the degree of vaccination, but it will be equally serious for some. The big worry at the moment is the delta variant, which is rampant in Portugal and to a lesser extent in Spain, which can expect large numbers of Belgian holidaymakers this summer. “For the whole of Spain, we count 110 infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of fourteen days. That is twice as many as in our country, which has an incidence of 45,” explained biostatistician Geert Molenberghs. “Portugal is doing even worse with 165. The number of infections is increasing very quickly. In greater Lisbon, this is already translating into increasing pressure on the hospital system.” “The Risk Assessment Group has put Portugal on a par with India, South Africa and Brazil,” said infectious diseases expert Erika Vlieghe.

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From India, so: ivermectin.

How To Prevent A Third Wave Of Covid-19 (NIE)

This is the first time in the history of a disease that its course is so anxiously charted and its possible surge predicted months in advance. Medical experts in India have forewarned of a third wave in the near future. Our government is pushing hard with vaccinations. But we have to ask the question: Even if vaccination is the best Covid terminator, is it the only one? All estimates confirm that it will take eight to ten months to vaccinate an adequate number of people in our country. During that time, those who are unprotected while waiting for the vaccine will be vulnerable to infection. As lockdowns are relaxed, the virus will spread. Given the likelihood and the dreaded implications of a third wave, we need to look at other possibilities of halting the virus.

People have the right to know: In 1979, two scientists Campbell and Omura discovered the drug Ivermectin, which was found to be effective against a number of parasitic infestations. The drug was produced by the pharmaceutical company Merck and in the last 40 years of its use, 3.7 billion tablets have been consumed worldwide. It figures in the WHO list of essential drugs. The two scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery. Ivermectin is safer than commonly used medicines like Ibuprofen, paracetamol, penicillin and aspirin. In India, every medical practitioner is familiar with this drug that is also safe for children. However, parasitic infestations are the bane of economically backward countries in Africa and Asia. For the manufacturer, it is not a profit-making drug, so Merck did not renew its patent after the early years. Ivermectin is now being produced by several companies.

In 2020, during the early months of the pandemic, an Australian scientist experimenting with Ivermectin in vitro found that it killed the Covid-19 virus. He wrote about his findings and it was noted by a doctor working in a large government hospital in Bangladesh. He used Ivermectin on 60 patients and found that it cured most of them. Moreover, none of them developed any serious complications of the disease. As the news of this drug being effective in treating Covid spread, hundreds and then thousands of doctors began to use it all over the world. The results were extraordinary: When given in the early stage of viral replication (first five days) and along with other supportive vitamins, Ivermectin is far more effective than other more expensive drugs. In later stages of the disease also it works because of its anti-inflammatory properties that help avoid serious complications.

By August 2020, Ivermectin was being used in Bangladesh, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Spain, Italy, Slovakia and Japan, besides in the US, UK and many countries in Europe. In India, a doctor in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh has treated over 4,000 patients; another in Kandivali, Mumbai, has treated 6,000 (most of them from corporate houses) and a professor of ENT working in Mangaluru has treated over 4,000 patients. There are many others who have treated patients in large numbers. Those of us who work in smaller towns and rural areas have experience with several hundreds.

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“People respond to the pandemic on their own. They’re invested in their own self-interest and self-preservation..”

Shelter-in-Place Orders Didn’t Save Lives During The Pandemic – Study (WT)

A little-noticed study says government orders to “shelter in place” during the COVID-19 fight did not save lives and spurred an uptick in excess deaths in some places, especially overseas. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California studied excess mortality from all causes, the virus or otherwise, in 43 countries and the 50 U.S. states that imposed shelter-in-place, or “SIP,” policies. In short, the orders didn’t work. “We fail to find that SIP policies saved lives. To the contrary, we find a positive association between SIP policies and excess deaths. We find that following the implementation of SIP policies, excess mortality increases,” the researchers said in a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

The increase was statistically significant in other countries in the weeks following the imposition of shelter-in-place orders. In the U.S., excess deaths rose in the weeks following the order before subsiding 20 weeks later under the orders. The findings undercut blue states that relied on stay-at-home methods as the treatment of choice throughout the pandemic, while providing a measure of vindication for GOP leaders who said they were harmful and that constituents could protect themselves. Former President Donald Trump told Americans to stay home to slow the spread in March 2020 but criticized ongoing shutdowns as counterproductive overreach throughout 2020. Researchers counted all excess deaths to avoid a messy debate over what constituted a COVID-19 death.

They pointed to reported upticks in deaths of despair — including drug overdoses, homicides, and unintentional injuries in 2020 — and delays in diagnosing other health conditions as part of the reason the orders fell flat. “There’s little evidence these policies saved lives and there is some evidence they led to an increase in deaths of despair,” Neeraj Sood, a study author and USC professor, told The Washington Times. He said government moves often lagged behind choices that individuals made to mitigate their risk of catching COVID-19, blunting the anticipated impact of shelter-in-place orders. “People respond to the pandemic on their own. They’re invested in their own self-interest and self-preservation,” he said.

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“95% of the residents and 75% of staff were fully vaccinated..”

Delta Variant Ravages Belgium Care Home: 55 Infected, 12 Dead (BT)

An investigation is underway into how a care home in Nivelles in Walloon Brabant came to be infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus, while 95% of the residents and 75% of staff were fully vaccinated. According to the latest studies, the vaccines in use at present offer reliable protection against the Delta variant – the most virulent of the four variants so far uncovered. Yet the home suffered an infection of 55 of its 119 residents. Most suffered relatively mild symptoms – although symptoms among elderly and infirm people can quickly change from mild to something much worse. Nevertheless, 12 people died. According to figures from the health institute Sciensano, 34 people aged over 65 – not all of them in care homes – died in the week of 14 to 20 June in the entire country, down from 252 in the week of 4 to 11 April.


The investigation will now enquire into how the variant came to be present in the home, and why it had such a devastating effect. At the same time, it will look into the odd situation whereby, while residents were being felled by the Delta variant, staff were becoming infected with the Alpha variant, formerly known as the British or Kent variant. Did the presence of the Alpha variant somehow compromise the residents without producing symptoms, making them more vulnerable to the Delta variant? The investigation is being carried out by the national reference centre for Covid-19, and the familiar face of Emmanuel André of KULeuven, once the daily bringer of Covid news.

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“..the facility could not afford to have more people off sick from potential vaccine side-effects..”

Two-Thirds Of Staff Unvaccinated At Sydney Aged Care Home (G.)

Two-thirds of staff working at a Sydney aged care facility in the midst of a Covid outbreak are unvaccinated, SummitCare’s chief operating officer has confirmed, as New South Wales recorded a “pleasing” 16 local cases. Three aged care residents at the SummitCare Baulkham Hills facility in Sydney’s north-west tested positive on Saturday night, while two staff members were infected last week. The infected residents – a woman and man in their 80s and a man in his 90s – have since been moved to Westmead hospital as an infection control precaution. All three were fully vaccinated and none have become unwell or are displaying symptoms.

The facility has been placed into a 14-day lockdown. So far the other 149 residents have tested negative. Some 96% of residents were fully vaccinated. The outbreak has once again put the federal government’s sluggish vaccine rollout in the spotlight – especially for aged care staff who were meant to be prioritised. SummitCare’s chief operating office, Michelle Sloane, confirmed only one-third of the staff at the facility had received their vaccinations. “At this time, it is my understanding that about a third of our staff are vaccinated,” she said on Sunday. The federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, said that fact was “another reminder of this government’s incompetence when its comes to the rolling out of the vaccine”.

While there are now plans to ramp up the vaccination of SummitCare staff on-site, Sloane said this would need to wait until the end of the current outbreak as a large number of the regular staff had been forced into isolation and the facility could not afford to have more people off sick from potential vaccine side-effects. “We have had to furlough at least 70% of our registered nurses it is my understanding … basically we have no staff left there. They are all surge workforce,” Sloane said.

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“This isn’t a battle by anti-vaxxers but a democratic battle..”

300 Italian Health Workers Challenge Covid-19 Vaccine Obligation (ST)

Three hundred healthcare workers in Italy have lodged a legal challenge against the requirement that they get vaccinated against coronavirus, according to media reports Saturday (July 3). The case, brought by professionals throughout northern Italy, will be heard on July 14. “This isn’t a battle by anti-vaxxers but a democratic battle,” constitutional lawyer Daniele Granara, who helped build up the case, was cited as saying in the Giornale di Brescia newspaper. “We force people to take a risk under threat of no longer being allowed to exercise their profession,” he added. Granara is also defending dozens of caregivers who have been suspended from work for refusing to be vaccinated.


Italy passed a law in April obliging anyone working in public or private social health positions, including in pharmacies and doctors’ offices, to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be suspended without pay, unless their employer can reassign them to a less sensitive position. After the elderly and vulnerable, caregivers including teachers were the first to be vaccinated in Italy. A total of 52.7 million vaccine does have been administered throughout the country, and around 19.5 million Italians are now fully vaccinated, 36 per cent of the population over 12 years of age.

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“The San Francisco policy requires all staff to report their vaccination status to the city no later than July 29 as a condition of employment.”

San Francisco To 37,000 City Employees: Get Vaccinated Or Get Out (USAT)

In an announcement Wednesday evening, the city of San Francisco told its 37,000 employees they must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 within 10 weeks of the Food and Drug Administration giving final approval to a coronavirus vaccine, or lose their jobs. This would make San Francisco the first large U.S. city to require vaccination of all city employees. “It’s quite straightforward – it’s my job to protect the safety of our employees; I am exercising my duty under the San Francisco charter to do just that,” said Carol Isen, the human resources director for the city and county of San Francisco. The vaccination policy released by the city on Wednesday said “failure to comply with this policy may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.”

Currently, all COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States were approved by FDA under what’s known as an emergency use authorization, an expedited process. The emergency use is an authority that Congress gave to the FDA after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to allow countermeasures, treatments or vaccines to be available earlier than would be the case in a normal approval process. The full drug approval process takes longer. Some have used the fact that the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have all been issued under emergency use as a reason to doubt their safety. Pfizer and its German collaborator BioNTech submitted an application to the FDA for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine on May 7. Moderna did so on June 1.

The San Francisco policy requires all staff to report their vaccination status to the city no later than July 29 as a condition of employment. To do so, they must upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card or documentation of vaccination from their health care provider. Medical exemptions will be available for employees with medical conditions that affect their eligibility for a vaccine, but those conditions must be verified by a medical provider. A “sincerely held religious belief that prohibits them from receiving a vaccine” could also be grounds for an exemption, according to the city’s vaccination policy. Those requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. “The burden would be on the employee to establish a sincerely held religious belief,” Isen said.

Neil Oliver

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Just that of Navalny..

No EU or NATO Summit Raised Question Of Fate Of Assange – Russia (Tass)

Official spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, after one of the witnesses admitted the accusation of perjury in the case against the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, drew attention to the fact that the leaders of the EU or NATO countries did not touch on the fate of the journalist at any of the summits. In an interview with Stundin, Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a key witness in the US Department of Justice case against Julian Assange, admitted that he fabricated parts of his testimony. “And after all, not a single EU or NATO summit has even touched on the fate of Assange,” she wrote in her Telegram channel.


Zakharova recalled that the investigative journalist is now in a UK prison. “The term of his imprisonment, according to UK law, has long expired. But who cares about it in the West when there are so many interesting things east of liberalism,” she said. According to Zakharova, this story is a bad look for Western liberal values. In addition, the methods, she noted, are not entirely legal. “We are talking about outright pressure, blackmail, and judicial forgery. But for the American repressive power machine, the methods are justified by the goals,” she said.

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    George Grosz Apocalyptic landscape 1936   • Unvaccinated People Are “Variant Factories,” Infectious Diseases Expert (CNN) • Belgian Experts Expec
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 4 2021]

    #78860
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    In a previous comment I do believe I left a note to watch future SSDI claims to ascertain the effects of vaccination with the variants. However, Denninger has sort of made my case early, as we’re seeing those claims now.

    “You would have thought for all the screaming about Covid-19 and the horrors of the virus, which debilitated people terribly (and killed a bunch of them) that disability rates would have skyrocketed last year. They did not. In fact in the back half of the year they fell significantly, implying that Covid-19 killed not a bunch of healthy older people but mostly those who already had one foot in the hole. We knew this, of course, but you can’t say that on television yet it is a fact that once you go into a nursing home your median life expectancy is six months! Every death is sad, at least for the dead person and their family, but we all do die and if you lose six months of your life, statistically speaking, it’s of less import to society as a whole than if you lose 20 years.

    But starting in January and now accelerating at a near-vertical rate is that disability number. To put not too fine a point on it 1.7 million people have become disabled over the last six months. This is a statistic that always has ups and downs, as you can see from it, but this one-way move and its accelerating velocity and magnitude ought to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, particularly when you think about what we started doing in January of 2021.

    I expect these numbers to increase further, though the governments will continue an attempt to hide it once ADE fully sets in during the fall. Note there is a 22 million person whole between the two table shown in the article. That’s where the true effects will be hidden.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242844

    #78861
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    *hole, not whole. Dangit.

    #78862
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “He said government moves often lagged behind choices that individuals made to mitigate their risk”

    They’re missing something else, the main point: nobody obeyed the government recommendations anyway. Never do, never have, never will. We have a fake lockdown. Sure, people wore masks in blue states, compliance was over 80%. Things were shut, people stayed home and didn’t work. According to the high-view, there was compliance. NY, NJ, CT, MA, all the worst states – worse than Calcutta – did and got everything.

    Not only was WalMart open, with 300 people at a time, but people hove zero protocol, zero sterilization, just take off their mask as soon as they won’t get in trouble. Working on a road crew, or a plumber. Down to meet their dealer. Their two babes on the sly. Visit with others, if you’re a friend, you’re not infectious, you see! That’s rude. I’M not infected. So from this, you can see compliance only matters if people obey from the INSIDE, with logic. ‘Cause they will always pretend compliance on the outside. …But perhaps in your country there’s no drug use and no one speeds.

    Fantasy. But since everyone in power is incompetent, mentally ill, narcissistic mid-wits, they don’t realize that when they say things, NOBODY DOES THEM ANYWAY. They pretend to. But I’m sure there are no affairs at your church after the pastor warns against adultery. With children.

    The strangest part about this to me is not that the narcissists themselves are above every law and all their cronies are too and should know better about compliance, it’s that ALL humans do this ALWAYS, at every age, through all time, doing drugs and murders in Leavenworth, and they STILL can’t get it through their heads. It must be a deep-seated need not for control, because they clearly do not have that and never could, but the magical BELIEF of control. Over power-over. That you’re big and important and everybody obeys, even when you KNOW, you know, not even your wife and kids, not the mailman, NOBODY, actually does.

    So it’s all about the fantasy. The un-reality. And also that they don’t actually care if anyone DOES comply as long as it supports their delusion. That’s why it didn’t matter if WalMart was open with 300 people and the hardware store with 2 people was closed. Or if lockdowns worked, or didn’t work a whit as clearly shown in every blue state. Or if we had lockdowns AND intentionally, medically murdered 20,000 people then gave ourselves Fauci-medals of honor. That was never the point. The point was an expression of deep mental illness, psychosis, of denying, controlling reality. That’s also why liquor stores, casinos being open doesn’t trouble them at all, but someone questioning them – even while wearing a mask, or when writing a letter – goes for any arrest, prison, fine, POWER they can fabricate. Like that gym in NJ where the police went in and broke the sewer system of the whole complex rather than bring logical, legal, appropriate, and supported charges.

    And on it goes. Because the wider population is also so mentally ill, or so inured to the universal mental illness and abuse from their parent figures, that it no longer even occurs to them this should be unusual or counterproductive, fatal. It’s just “how things are.”

    That’s not the point. The point is POWER. That’s why they sabotaged an entire landlord’s mall complex, or drone-striked Polish priests in Canada. They’re mentally ill. But mentally ill in this particular way. They cannot tolerate the disruption in the entirely fake ILLUSION of control and like other mentally ill people, will lose their s—t, meltdown, and are capable of any action, regardless of how bizarre, irrational, or violent, if you interrupt their delusion. …Them, and most of the general population too. And how are you supposed to be the one-eyed king?

    San Francisco policy requires all staff to report their vaccination status”

    It’s a cultural purge, similar to the police and army. Get anyone who isn’t an unhinged psycho – or rather an unhinged psycho LIKE ME, with my religion – to quit, then either erase the force and replace with praetorians, or backfill with compliant anti-legal psychos. Pretty simple. They’re up to purging the army so we’re defenseless to ChinaCo, and Federalizing the police, which is a standard, given, necessary Fauccist move if you plan on trampling, rounding up and shooting everyone. Local sheriff ain’t gonna shoot his schoolteacher and brother-in-law, and we can’t have people who are reluctant to murder lounging around.

    This is the essential problem of Libertarian vs Authoritarian outlooks, or really of Aggressor vs Defender. Free peoples withdraw, don’t work in hierarchies, and avoid fighting if they can, while the other side obeys anyone, bug everyone, and can’t leave anyone alone while being in a dense, if small force that tries to kill anything that moves if it doesn’t obey, instantly and slavishly. And probably then too, as we’ve seen. The aggressor always has the initiative, so the question is, when do the defenders turn and defend, align, etc.? Takes a while, especially here, where if we get angry, we start Sherman’s march, then nuke people. So it’s wise to work slowly, even if it’s frustrating and antagonizing.

    #78863
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    “Well Independence and Justice, they felt so ashamed; When the Nation fell down, they argued who was to blame.”

    #78864
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    CNN better keep its audience stupid, or every last one will leave.

    Well, it’s not as though they have to work very hard to do that, you know.

    #78866
    zerosum
    Participant

    Does it matter who you believe?

    A little-noticed study says government orders to “shelter in place” during the COVID-19 fight did not save lives and spurred an uptick in excess deaths in some places,
    By Tom Howell Jr. – The Washington Times – Saturday, July 3, 2021
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/3/shelter-place-orders-didnt-save-lives-during-pande/
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    OR TRY
    By Michael McKenna– – Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/30/covid-19-lockdowns-caused-more-deaths-instead-of-r/

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    Delta variant ravages care home: 55 infected, 12 dead while 95% of the residents and 75% of staff were fully vaccinated.
    Thursday, 24 June 2021

    By Alan Hope

    Delta variant ravages care home: 55 infected, 12 dead


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    Drug control authorities around the world chose to dismiss or stay indifferent to the sustained efficacy of Ivermectin despite studies showing its effectiveness.
    In fact, Ivermectin should be given to all those who are not vaccinated or are partially vaccinated. After the initial three tablets given on three consecutive days, a once-weekly dose of 12 mg provides enough protection against the virus. When a drug that is safe and cheaply available can work effectively during the waiting period for the vaccine, is there any reason not to use it?
    To date, there have been over 60 clinical trials and 31 randomised clinical trials done on 25,000 patients by 549 scientists on Ivermectin use in Covid-19 infections. They firmly endorse the universal use of the drug.
    The saddest part of the story is that the media has apparently chosen to look only at one side of the coin. What other explanation is there for the shrill publicity given to expensive drugs like Remdesivir and several newer drugs while the success, safety and ease of use of Ivermectin is treated with deafening silence?

    Published: 30th June 2021 By Dr Kavery Nambisan & Dr Darrell Demello
    https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2021/jun/30/how-to-prevent-a-third-wave-of-covid-19-2323222.html
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    The heat dome has cause damages to crops. Soft fruits have dried up. I expect shortages and price increases.
    Heat dome threatens NW berry harvest this summer
    BY
    Anna King
    JUL 02, 2021
    https://www.kuow.org/stories/roasted-on-the-vine-heat-dome-threatens-nw-berry-harvest-this-summer

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    Mass bird death event in Seattle attributed to record heat Monday
    State wildlife officials said it appears dozens of juvenile terns fled the heat by jumping from an industrial roof, injuring and killing many.
    Author: Michael Crowe
    Published: 7:49 PM PDT June 29, 2021Author: Michael Crowe

    #78867
    zerosum
    Participant

    The heat dome

    Heat dome map: Where is record-breaking weather system causing wildfires and highs of nearly 50C?
    High pressure zone in North America has shattered records

    Adam Forrest
    https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/heat-dome-map-canada-us-b1876312.html
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    B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
    https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/f0ac328d88c74d07aa2ee385abe2a41b
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    Wildfire Status of Alberta
    https://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/status-map.aspx
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    Emergency Management Service
    https://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/apps/effis_current_situation/

    #78868
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    This one is for you, Dr. D:

    #78869
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    There are increasing reports, in medical journals, of unexpected problems caused by the mRNA vaccines, including a variety of kidney diseases (described below). They of course can’t just be coincidences. The effects of the mRNA vaccines are still not well understood, and I’m certainly wary of using mRNA to tinker with the immune system.

    “Safe and effective” is somewhere between misleading advertising and Orwellian doublespeak.
    “Mostly safe, we hope (but we don’t really know) and sometimes effective” is closer to the truth.


    Gastroparesis After Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination

    A previously healthy 57-year-old man received dose one of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December, 2020. Five days after vaccination, he developed the onset of intractable nausea, vomiting, and hiccups. Over the following week, he required 3 emergency department visits… His symptoms nearly resolved on the second week…

    Twenty-three days after receiving dose one, the patient received the second dose of  the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Within hours of receiving dose 2, he developed recurrent nausea, vomiting, and hiccups…

    Our patient responded to steroids, we therefore hypothesize that the mechanism of action of messenger RNA vaccines may precipitate immune-mediated gastroparesis.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology
    https://journals.lww.com/ajg/Citation/9900/Gastroparesis_After_Pfizer_BioNTech_COVID_19.28.aspx


    De Novo and Relapsing Glomerular Diseases After COVID-19 Vaccination: What Do We Know So Far?

    Our group recently published a case of minimal change disease (MCD) presenting with abrupt onset of nephrotic syndrome one week after the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as well as two cases of IgA nephropathy presenting as gross hematuria within two days of the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. At the time of this writing, these cases join at least sixteen other reports of kidney diseases arising within three weeks of COVID-19 vaccination, with most cases arising within the first week (Table 1). These reports include 26 patients with a variety of lesions – MCD (n=10), IgA nephropathy (n=10), anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (n=2), anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease (n=2), membranous glomerulopathy (n=1), and IgG4-related disease (n=1). Most reported cases have been associated with mRNA vaccines (either Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna) with the onset of glomerular disease occurring after the first or second dose.

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases
    https://www.ajkd.org/article/S0272-6386(21)00697-1/fulltext

    #78870
    Rototillerman
    Participant

    OK, I’ll try again (file was too large, apparently). For you, Dr. D; at work everyone knew it was theater.

    #78871
    cloudhidden
    Participant

    Ivermectin
    Confiscated by Canada Border Services.
    At least they sent a letter confirming the confiscation

    #78873
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    There was certainly a boatload of “pandemic theater” at the grocery store where I work in March, April, and May of 2020, which except for the mask-wearing thing (which I was willing to go along with because I was told it was about protecting other people, old-folks and the chronically ill, who were at more of a disadvantage than I was), was expeditiously chucked in June of 2020. What really drove it home that it was all pretty much theater was that we didn’t go back to doing any of that extra stuff at the end of 2020 when the virus came back a lot worse.

    #78874
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    @cloudhidden: Wow, this shit is getting crazy. Entirely predictable, but still crazy.

    #78875
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    In Australia the MSM endlessly repeat that all that stands between us and dire illness is the Federal government’s botched vaccine rollout program. And it has been botched. But to politicise it like this is of course missing the mark.

    Naturally ivermectin is not mentioned anywhere in the MSM. However, I do notice in various blogs and comment streams an increasing awareness in at least some people that ivermectin works, and these people are saying so. The fact that the Indian government is suing that scientist in the WHO is very useful ammunition when making a case for ivermectin. It seems very hard to argue that the Indian gov’t has made a huge mistake and is wasting everyone’s time. Mind you, I haven’t seen any reports of this lawsuit in the MSM.

    There’s an element of schizophrenia in reports. For instance, today the ABC has this article on its website: “The Delta coronavirus variant may be spreading, but high vaccination rates mean Israelis stay free“. In it we read this:

    Days before he announced Australia’s pathway out of lockdowns, Mr Morrison used Israel — where 60 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer jab — to warn Australians that vaccines are not the silver bullet in combating COVID-19. “Under this new Delta variant, [in Israel] we’re seeing potentially 50 per cent of new cases being people who have been vaccinated…”.

    After blaming unvaccinated children for bringing the virus home, it goes on to say that the Delta coronavirus variant may be spreading, but high vaccination rates mean Israelis stay free.

    The message is plain. TINA: There is No Alternative.

    We must accept that most of the people in reports such as these have the best intentions. They really do believe that they are doing the right thing for the greater good.

    The main question to ask is this: what would it take to change their minds?

    #78876
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    A friend just told me that his brother, himself a surgeon, suddenly had a stroke and had a blood clot removed from his brain in surgery. I didn’t want to ask his history and if and when he’d been vaccinated and can’t really know if that contributed. The friend is in the medical field and didn’t mention the possibility. I suspect that this will happen a lot and we will never know the true extent of the damage caused by gene therapy.

    #78878
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    P.S. I intend to start using the terms “ivermectin hesitancy” and “ivermectin denialism”. No reason why we can’t borrow terminology from the other side of the debate!

    #78882
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ doctors (or those who have run across this bit of information)

    Yesterday there was an article about how in some people T-cells that are a part of the innate immune system attack and clear Covid so quickly from the body that Covid-specific antibodies are never produced. I am conjecturing that this might be the case for my kids — who were around my mother hours before she showed symptoms, and were around me as well hours before I showed symptoms, as well as sharing a home with me while I was symptomatic, and yet never had any symptoms, never tested positve (PCR), and my daughter tested negative months later for antibodies. So I have a question:

    Would the T-detect test come up as positive (immune to Covid from past infection) in someone who never developed antibodies because their innate immune system dispatched Covid quickly?

    I’m unsure because I don’t understand the exact mechanisms of the T-detect test. Does it detect *any* T-cell that attacks Covid? Or does it only detect T-cells that have been specifically primed to attack Covid?

    I can see easily how the narrative of kids dispatching Covid easily with their innate immune system, and thereby not acquiring lifetime immunity might be used to argue that kids should be vaccinated, to ensure that they have Covid-specific antibodies.

    #78883
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    After dancing hospital workers next the dead grandma, the cringe fest continues.

    https://twitter.com/21WIRE/status/1405601570088161281

    #78884
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Something to consider:

    #78885
    Kimo
    Participant

    @ezlxa1949
    Ivermectin Ignorance has a nice ring to it.
    and maybe HCQ Phobia would strike home.
    or to fan the political flames, either drug followed by Derangement Syndrome.

    #78890
    pocoloco
    Participant

    > Dr. Chinda Brandolino and her wild conspiracy theory… pic.twitter.com/fSrh8SJSKB

    Imagine having that huge market of people with transgenic people that can only get meds from approved pharma companies that are supposedly custom made for their DNA profile. That DNA knowledge will be gold.

    It seems Blackstone thinks so too:

    Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-05/blackstone-said-to-reach-4-7-billion-deal-to-buy-ancestry-com

    #78891
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    phoenixvoice: “in some people T-cells that are a part of the innate immune system attack and clear Covid so quickly from the body that Covid-specific antibodies are never produced… Would the T-detect test come up as positive (immune to Covid from past infection) in someone who never developed antibodies because their innate immune system dispatched Covid quickly? I’m unsure because I don’t understand the exact mechanisms of the T-detect test. Does it detect *any* T-cell that attacks Covid? Or does it only detect T-cells that have been specifically primed to attack Covid?”

    First, some terminology clarifications. T-cells are part of the adaptive immune system, not the innate immune system.

    The immune system is divided into two arms, the adaptive immune system with T and B lymphocytes and the innate immune system with all other immune cell types of which granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages, and NK cells are the more common cells, but many other innate immune cells also exist including different dendritic cells, innate lymphoid cells, or mast cells.

    COVID-19 and the human innate immune system
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7885626/

    The article from yesterday was this:

    Pre-existing polymerase-specific T cells expand in abortive seronegative SARS-CoV-2 infection
    Abstract
    Individuals with likely exposure to the highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 do not necessarily develop PCR or antibody positivity, suggesting some may clear sub-clinical infection before seroconversion. T cells can contribute to the rapid clearance of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronavirus infections. We hypothesised that pre-existing memory T cell responses, with cross-protective potential against SARS-CoV-2, would expand in vivo to mediate rapid viral control, potentially aborting infection.

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.26.21259239v1.full.pdf

    So, if your kids had “pre-existing memory T cell responses with cross protective potential” against Covid-19, perhaps acquired during a common cold coronavirus infection, then those pre-existing T-cell responses could “expand in vivo.” By “expanding” I assume this means that the responses adapt to the Covid-19 virus, generating T-cells specifically for Covid-19 (which are detectable by the T-detect test).

    This [T-detect] test detects human SARS-CoV-2 rearranged T-cell receptor beta (TCR β) gene sequences from human genomic DNA (gDNA) generated as part of the human adaptive immune response to the COVID-19 virus…

    FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
    Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation
    T-Detect COVID Test

    https://cms.t-detect.com/wp-content/uploads/T-Detect-COVID-Healthcare-Provider-Fact-Sheet.pdf

    However, the following statement was included in the above Fact Sheet, perhaps as a CYA move for the T-Detect company (or perhaps required by the FDA (for pro-vaccine reasons?)
    “You should not interpret the results of this test as an indication of immunity or protection from COVID-19.”

    More details about the T-Detect test can be found in the EUA document:
    https://www.fda.gov/media/146481/download

    #78894
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Good video, Mr. House. I’m more than a little embarrassed that it took me a bit less than a year (I regard the middle of March 2020 as the full initiation “zohmygawd, teh virus!1!”) to really start waking up, though that process started in middle of December when I realized that Ivermectin was being willfully suppressed.

    #78895
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    BTW, I just wanted to add that the reason I think the “Vineyard of the Saker” guy is eager to drink the coronavirus Kool-Aid is because he is what I would call a true reactionary, that is to say, someone who is well within the northeastern “right-authoritarian” quadrant of the Political Compass. The whole trip is designed to appeal to an authoritarian mindset, after all.

    #78899
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    * Shelter in place didn’t save lives because nobody follows rules

    * Fauci warns that the delta variant is very dangerous because it doesn’t believe in science; Viruses are the ultimate conspiracy theorists

    * mRNA vaccines mostly safe, somewhat effective but cause kidney disease, gastroparesis, golmerular disease, stroke, disability claims

    * Ivermectin denialism: Canadian Border Patrol are Anti-Anti-Viral

    * Vaccine Policy
    – The vaccine roll-out is all that stands between us and dire illness
    – Predictable but insane: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting lethal results
    – Covid rules appeals to authoritarian mindset
    – There Is No Alternative – Your life, as it has been, is over

    * CNN keeps its viewers stupid
    – People have good intentions and can’t be blamed for what’s going to happen
    – People who do understand will be blamed
    – US nears 70% herd impunity

    * T-cells preempt antibody creation in the young; Children are the new plague dogs

    * mRNA will change your DNA; You will be patented; Designer meds for designer people; Blackstone buys ancestry.com

    * Pandemic Theater of the Absurd:
    Announcer: Silence. The Science has eaten his soup. He is coming. He is nigh.
    Girl Admirer: But The Science hasn’t got a head!
    Announcer: What’s The Science need a head for when he’s got genius!

    #78900
    oxymoron
    Participant

    US nears 70% herd impunity
    genius

    #78901
    zerosum
    Participant

    04 July fireworks and celebration was spoilt by the enablers at CNN keeping the ghost of Trump dancing.

    #78904
    Boogaloo
    Participant

    @zerosum

    FLCCC recommended dose for Ivermectin prophylaxis has been switched to every two weeks after the loading dose, rather than every week. And Dr Kory mentioned that even once per month will also be quite effective.

    #78907
    WES
    Participant

    Your weather forcast!

    #78908
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Mr. House
    Something to consider: (video)

    Almost didn’t watch that vid (approaching burnout); but very happy I did…well worth the 30 minutes…
    Crispen lays it out beautifully and to the point…
    The damage is being done continuously and I’m wondering if and when it will be done…maybe never…or is this in fact that new normal being bandied about???

    #78927
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Rototiller: aw, it didn’t post. Maybe you could break the post so it can.

    #78928
    Dr. D
    Participant

    TikTok vaccinate (starting 2:20)”

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