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Israel Sees Plunge In Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy Rate Due To Delta Variant (BBG)
Lambda Covid-19 Variant From Peru May Be Resistant To Vaccines (NYP)
9 Reasons Not to Support, Mandate Investigational COVID19 Vaccines (McCullough)
The Chicken-and-Egg Problem (Which Came First?) (VanDen Bossche)
How the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine Was Made So Quickly (CNBC)
Can Immune Responses Alone Reveal Which Covid-19 Vaccines Work Best? (Smag)
T Cells: Why Immunity Is About More Than Antibodies (CEBM)
Refusing To Be Vaccinated Against Covid A ’Sin’ – Russian Orthodox Church (RT)
Relaxing Of Covid Restrictions In England Sparks Social Media Meltdown (Clark)
HIV Vaccine Trial Launched At Oxford In Bid To End ‘40-Year Wait’ (RT)
The Dollar’s Declining Status as Dominant “Global Reserve Currency” (WS)
The Ice-Cream Flavor Next Time (Kunstler)








VanDen Bossche?

Israel Sees Plunge In Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy Rate Due To Delta Variant (BBG)

Israel has recorded a steep drop in the efficacy rate of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in preventing coronavirus infections, due to the spread of the Delta variant and the easing of government restrictions, Ynet news website reported, citing Health Ministry data. At the same time, the decline in protection against serious cases and hospitalisation is considerably milder, the website said. The figures show that between May 2 and June 5, the vaccine had a 94.3 per cent efficacy rate. From June 6, five days after the government cancelled coronavirus restrictions, until early July, the rate plunged to 64 per cent. A similar decline was recorded in protection against coronavirus symptoms, the report said. At the same time, protection against hospitalisation and serious illness remained strong.

From May 2 to June 5, the efficacy rate in preventing hospitalisation was 98.2 per cent, compared with 93 per cent from June 6 to July 3. A similar decline in the rate was recorded for the vaccine’s efficiency in preventing serious illness among people who had been inoculated. These figures are in line with ministry data that show many of the new cases are among people who have been vaccinated, while the number of serious cases is rising much more slowly, Ynet said. Last Friday, 55 per cent of the newly infected had been vaccinated, the website said. As at July 4, there were 35 serious cases of coronavirus in Israel, compared with 21 on June 19. [..] Israel had one of the world’s most effective coronavirus inoculation drives. Some 57 per cent of the general population is fully vaccinated, including 88 per cent of the population above the age of 50 – the group considered most at risk for serious cases.

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The more vaccinations, the higher the chance for more variants. The official narrative has this completely upside down, but it will take a lot for them to declare defeat. Booster shots sounds a lot better to them.

Lambda Covid-19 Variant From Peru May Be Resistant To Vaccines (NYP)

Scientists fear that a highly contagious new COVID-19 variant that is ravaging Peru may be resistant to vaccines. The Lambda mutation, or C.37, appears to have emerged in Peru last August — and is now being blamed for the country having the highest pandemic death rate in the world. The concerning strain has since spread to around 30 countries, mostly in Latin America — but also as far as the UK, which has recorded at least eight cases, according to government figures. There are no known cases of the Lambda strain in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Peru, Lambda has accounted for 81 percent of new infections tested for variants since April, according to the World Health Organization.

The South American nation currently has by far the highest mortality rate in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. There, nearly 10 percent of those recorded as being infected end up dying — with the death rate of nearly 600 for every 100,000 citizens almost double that of the next nation, Hungary, the data shows. The US is 21st with just under 185 deaths per 100,000. Lambda was last month declared a Variant of Interest by the World Health Organization (WHO), which noted that it was “associated with substantive rates of community transmission in multiple countries.” “Lambda carries a number of mutations” that may have led to “potential increased transmissibility or possible increased resistance to neutralizing antibodies,” the WHO said.

Scientists in Chile — where Lambda is blamed for more than a third of the country’s infections — also warned in a recent study, published in a preprint last week, that it appears to evade vaccines better than other strains. “Our data show for the first time that mutations present in the spike protein of the Lambda variant confer escape to neutralizing antibodies and increased infectivity,” wrote the researchers from the University of Chile in Santiago. That could explain why it has been able to take hold despite Chile “undergoing a massive vaccination program,” the study warned.

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McCullough is clear and concise. Wonder how long LinkedIn will keep this up.

9 Reasons Not to Support, Mandate Investigational COVID19 Vaccines (McCullough)

1. COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary research. The COVID-19 public vaccination program operated by the CDC and the FDA is a clinical investigation and under no circumstance can any person receive pressure, coercion, or threat of reprisal on their free choice of participation. Violation of this principle of autonomy by any entity constitutes reckless endangerment with a reasonable expectation of causing personal injury resulting in damages.

2. COVID-19 vaccines do not work well enough. The current COVID-19 vaccines are not sufficiently protective against contracting COVID-19 to support its use beyond the current voluntary participation in the CDC sponsored program. A total of 10,262 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections had been reported from 46 U.S. states and territories as of April 30, 2021. Among these cases, 6,446 (63%) occurred in females, and the median patient age was 58 years (interquartile range = 40–74 years). [..]

3. COVID-19 vaccines have a dangerous mechanism of action. The Pfizer, Moderna, and JNJ vaccines are considered “genetic vaccines” or vaccines produced from gene therapy molecular platforms.[i] [ii] They have a injurious mechanism of action in that they all cause the body to make an uncontrolled quantity of the pathogenic spike protein from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is unlike all other vaccines where there is a set amount of antigen or live-attenuated virus. This means for the Pfizer, Moderna, and JNJ vaccines it is not predictable among patients who will produce more or less of the spike protein. The spike protein itself has been demonstrated to injure vital organs such as the brain, heart, lungs, as well as damage blood vessels and directly cause blood clots. Additionally, because these vaccines infect cells within these organs, the generation of spike protein within heart and brain cells in particular, causes the body’s own immune system to attack these organs. [..]

7. People are dying and being hospitalized in record numbers in the days after COVID-19 vaccination. Based on VAERS as of June 25, 2021, there were 6,985 COVID-19 vaccine deaths reported and over 23,257 hospitalizations reported for the COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, JNJ). By comparison, from 1999, until December 31, 2019, VAERS received 3167 death reports (158 per year) adult death reports for all vaccines combined. Thus, the COVID-19 mass vaccination is associated with at least 39-fold increase annualized vaccine deaths reported to VAERS. COVID-19 vaccine adverse events account for 98% of all vaccine-related AEs from Dec 2020 through present in VAERS.

Bell’s palsy

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VanDen Bossche reacts to the CNN article I cited on July 4, Unvaccinated People Are “Variant Factories” – Infectious Diseases Expert.

“..not the non-vaccinated individuals but the vaccinees are now responsible for driving Sars-CoV-2 evolutionary dynamics..”

The Chicken-and-Egg Problem (Which Came First?) (VanDen Bossche)

As already mentioned on multiple occasions, molecular epidemiologists have shown that population-level S protein-directed immune pressure is now driving the propagation of variants that are increasingly evolving mutations enabling resistance to S-specific antibodies (as now massively induced by the ongoing vaccination campaigns). As more infectious variants bind to the cellular Ace-2 receptor with enhanced binding strength, the Ace-2 receptor more readily outcompetes S-specific antibodies for binding to these variants. Consequently, these variants gain a competitive advantage when replicating in individuals who exert strong S-directed immune pressure on the virus (i.e., in vaccinees!), especially upon incorporating additional mutations (within the RBD) that prevent direct binding of S-specific vaccinal antibodies.

Variants that are increasingly resistant to S-specific antibodies (e.g., delta and delta plus variant) can only adapt to the population provided the S-directed immune pressure is widespread in the population. This is, of course, the case if larger parts of the population get vaccinated and when vaccinees can easily transmit the variant due to relaxation of infection prevention measures. In principle, non-vaccinated individuals who are in good physical and mental health can deal with all variants, provided the infectious viral pressure does not exceed a certain threshold. This is because their innate antibodies have relatively lower affinity for the virus.

However, breeding of more infectious and more anti-S antibody-resistant variants in vaccinees will inevitably enhance viral replication and transmissibility in vaccinees, thereby raising the infectious pressure and increasing the likelihood for non-vaccinated subjects to become re-infected while their natural/ innate antibodies (Abs) are being suppressed by short-lived S-specific Abs (elicited as a result from previous asymptomatic infection). So, ‘yes’, some non-vaccinated people will become susceptible to the disease and then contribute to further propagation of these variants. It’s important to note, however, that this is a result and not the source of the enhanced evolution of the virus.

So, not the non-vaccinated individuals but the vaccinees are now responsible for driving Sars-CoV-2 evolutionary dynamics. It’s also important to note that non-vaccinated people will not contribute to natural selection as they will either eliminate the virus (thanks to their innate antibodies in synergy with natural killer cells) or become susceptible to Covid-19 disease due to suppression of their innate immune defense. Short-term shedding of low concentrations of viral variants by asymptomatically infected, non-vaccinated people is a direct consequence of shifting natural immune selection forces that are increasingly coming into play as a result of mass vaccination. This will ultimately put the vaccinees in much worse shape than the non-vaccinated as the latter will still be able to rely on their innate Abs.

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For 10 years, Moderna could get no approval for anything. Then it got one in weeks. Pfizer may have played a key role in that.

How the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine Was Made So Quickly (CNBC)

Almost all people hospitalized for Covid-19 are not vaccinated — 99.9% as of May to be exact, according to a recent Associated Press report. Yet 13% of U.S. adults said they will “definitely not” get a COVID-19 vaccine as recently as late May, according to Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. Another 12% wanted to “wait until it has been available for a while to see how it is working for other people.” Vaccinating the majority of the population is the best way to help avoid further surges from constantly evolving variants, like the current delta variant, which is quickly spreading in the U.S. and other countries. Still, Moderna co-founder Noubar Afeyan understands the hesitation to get a new vaccine.

“The vaccines came out in such a [short] timeframe that people assumed automatically, it can’t possibly be safe,” Afeyan said during a talk at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May. “In fact, many, many people were on television espousing the view that — experts for that matter — that if it’s done in less than five years, it’s got to be unsafe, all of which is untrue. “Nevertheless, people get confused.” What people might not understand is that extensive research was being done on mRNA technology and other mRNA vaccines for years. That decade plus of experience and the innovation of mRNA technology itself is what allowed Moderna to produce its Covid mRNA vaccine so quickly as the pandemic struck. And it could also change the future of medicine.

Here’s what you need to know about how the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA vaccine was developed. It is true that Moderna’s mRNA vaccine was ready remarkably fast, as was Pfizer’s. Chinese scientists put the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus online on Jan. 11. Over the next two days, the NIH and Moderna used it to plot out a vaccine. Afeyan remembers getting a key call about the development of the Covid-19 vaccine. “January 21st, my daughter’s birthday…. I got a call from Davos [during The World Economic Forum] from the CEO of Moderna,” he says. Bancel had been approached by a number of public health groups at the conference “urging” him to work on a vaccine. “We literally Decided overnight…to try and do this,” Afeyan said at MIT.

Moderna delivered the first doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to the NIH for testing on Feb. 24, 2020, and “the first Moderna shot went into a volunteer’s arm in Seattle on March 16, 2020,” according to Afeyan. After testing the Moderna vaccine on 30,000 volunteers, on Dec. 18, 2020, the FDA authorized it for emergency public use, and three days after that, the first Moderna vaccines were administered to front-line health workers, according to Afeyan. One of the reasons Moderna’s mRNA Covid vaccine development moved so quickly is because scientists had been working with mRNA for years. [..] And Moderna has been working with mRNA technology “since its inception in 2010 for myriad therapeutic areas,” including cancer therapies, Afeyan tells CNBC Make It (by way of a publicist), and with clinical development of mRNA-based antiviral vaccines since 2015.

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Science Mag sees testing protocols primarily as a nuisance because proven vaccines are now available. Proven before they were tested, that is. With a vague bit about T cells thrown in.

Can Immune Responses Alone Reveal Which Covid-19 Vaccines Work Best? (Smag)

Other than running a placebo-controlled, clinical trial lasting many months and involving tens of thousands of people, is there any way to be sure a COVID-19 vaccine will work? Many researchers contend that the success of several vaccines now widely in use offers a shortcut: Simply gauge a vaccine’s ability to elicit so-called neutralizing antibodies, which bind to the virus and prevent it from entering cells. But several recent studies, the latest published as a preprint on 24 June, point to other “correlates of protection”: “binding” antibodies—which latch on to the virus but don’t block entry—and another set of immune warriors called T cells.

Vaccine decisions may soon depend on a better understanding of these supporting actors. Several companies are developing updates of their COVID-19 vaccines tailored to protect against new viral variants, and they hope regulatory agencies won’t require that they show efficacy in big clinical trials, which are not only time-consuming and expensive, but also increasingly ethically fraught because some of the participants receive a placebo even though proven vaccines are now available. With an established correlate of protection, trials can give an updated vaccine to a much smaller group of participants and then check whether they produce the telltale immune responses. (That’s how the annual updates of flu vaccines are approved.) Health officials may also turn to correlates when they consider prioritizing existing COVID-19 vaccines, authorizing new “mix and match” combinations, or even when making decisions about entirely new vaccines.

But finding robust correlates has been challenging. During the megatrials that led to the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines, investigators monitored antibody responses and tried to correlate them with their odds of participants getting sick. Different trials, however, used different antibody assays and different definitions of mild COVID-19, the main endpoint in the trials. “It’s anarchy because it’s always been anarchy,” says John Moore, an immunologist at Weill Cornell Medicine. “You’re dealing with different academic labs and different companies, and companies tend not to talk to each other.” Many trials also lacked the statistical power to measure protection from hospitalization and death, arguably a COVID-19 vaccine’s most important task. And few trials even looked carefully at T cells, which are far more cumbersome to measure.

[..] Penny Moore and colleagues also found support for a role for T cells. In an 11 June preprint, they reported that 96% of participants in an efficacy trial of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) made antibodies that neutralized a viral strain from early in the pandemic but only 19% had antibodies that neutralized the Beta variant, which is widespread in South Africa and infamous for dodging neuts. Yet despite the variant, the vaccine remained protective against moderate and severe COVID-19. “I think it’s entirely plausible … that T cells are doing something really useful here,” Penny Moore says.

And you thought spike proteins were bad…

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I was reading this yesterday (twice), how the immune system fights off Covid.

T Cells: Why Immunity Is About More Than Antibodies (CEBM)

The CD4+ T cell response in COVID-19 Some studies have shown that in patients with severe COVID-19 there is evidence of impaired function of CD4+ T cells, including reduced IFN ɣ production [16], while others seem to suggest over-activation of these T cells [17]. Overall, the CD4+ T cell response in acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, whether impaired, over-activated, or inappropriate, and how this relates to disease outcomes, remains to be elucidated and is an important question. A particularly high frequency of CD4+ T cell responses specific to virus spike protein has been observed in patients who have recovered from COVID-19, which is similar to what has been reported for influenza virus infections [11]. In one small study of 14 patients, circulating virus-specific CD4+ T cells were identified in all of those who recovered from SARS- CoV-2, which also suggests the potential for developing T cell memory [18] and perhaps longer-term immunity.

The CD8+ T cell response in COVID-19 There appears to be heterogeneity in the immune response between patients. Some studies have reported that CD8+ T cells from patients with severe COVID-19 had reduced cytokine production following in vitro stimulation, and some have shown evidence of possibly exhausted T cells; in contrast, other studies have reported an overaggressive CD8+ T cell response or highly activated CD8+ T cells with increased cytotoxic response in patients with COVID-19 [14]. It is still unclear how the heterogeneity of the CD8+ T cell response relates to disease features, which could be driven by, for example, patient immunotypes [17,19] or the nature of the interaction between respiratory epithelial cells and cytotoxic T cells and the level of response.

Several chemokine receptor genes (including CCR9, CXCR6, and XCR1) and the locus controlling the ABO blood type have been identified as being associated with severe disease; however, whether these genes are directly or indirectly related to T cell responses in COVID-19 remains unknown [14]. A higher proportion of CD8+ T cell responses was observed in patients who only developed mild disease, suggesting a potential protective role of CD8+ T cell responses [11]. Most of the CD8+ T cell responses were specific to viral internal proteins, rather than spike proteins, which should be considered in vaccine development [4]. SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cells are present in about 70% of patients who have recovered [18], which is evidence of a virus-specific CD8+ T cell response and the presence of CD8+ T cell memory. However, the ability of these cells to protect from future infection remains to be determined.

Role of T cells in response to COVID-19 infection: adapted from The trinity of COVID-19: immunity, inflammation and intervention. Nat Rev Immunol. 2020 Jun;20(6):363-374. doi: 10.1038/s41577-020-0311-8.

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How clear is the bible on this?

Refusing To Be Vaccinated Against Covid A ’Sin’ – Russian Orthodox Church (RT)

Those who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are committing a sin they will have to repent for the rest of their lives. That’s according to the Russian Orthodox Church, whose spokesman said rejecting a jab is selfish. Speaking to TV channel Russia 24, the head of the Russia Orthodox Church’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion, explained that his parishioners regularly repent to him for not being vaccinated. They feel guilty because they passed the virus on to someone else who eventually died, he claimed. “They come and say, ‘How am I supposed to live with this now?’ And it’s hard for even me to say how to live with it,” he explained. “All your life, you have to make up for the sin you committed.”

The sin is thinking about yourself instead of thinking about other people,” the metropolitan said. “We are responsible – each of us – not only for ourselves and not only for our loved ones, but also for all those who come into contact with us.” In recent months, the Church has been more vocal about its support for the government’s vaccination program. Metropolitan Hilarion has regularly spoken on TV about the need to follow the rules and take precautions to avoid infection. In June, the cleric revealed his “positive attitude” towards the government initiative to impose compulsory vaccination on those working in the service sector. “Of course, it is desirable to observe the principle of voluntariness in relation to vaccinations – the principle that was stated from the very beginning,” he explained. “But there is also the principle of people’s responsibility for the lives of other people.”

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Seen this a lot in the UK: people who say it’s criminal to expose kids to Covid, and therefore they should be injected. How do you get the world so wrong side up?

Relaxing Of Covid Restrictions In England Sparks Social Media Meltdown (Clark)

Boris Johnson has announced that masks and social distancing are likely to end on July 19, which has, predictably, been met with a hysterical, irrational response by those who don’t seem to want life ever to return to normal. Talk about being triggered. Boris Johnson’s press conference on Monday sent #wearamask Twitter into a hyperbolic meltdown of epic proportions. The PM announced that the public would have independence from burdensome domestic Covid restrictions- which were supposed to have lasted for only three weeks but instead have lasted for sixteen months- on 19 July 19, with confirmation of this coming on July 12. The relaxing of restrictions had been foreshadowed in an article in the Mail on Sunday by the new UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid, in which he said Britain would need to learn to live with Covid.

While we should all remain cynical about what the government may have planned for the autumn, Javid declared –rightly, in my view– that opening the country up would actually make us healthier, physically and mentally. Cue the most incredible Twitter meltdown ever seen. What the government was proposing was ‘genocide.’ “Why are the British people accepting this? We need to close borders, effective test and trace, social distancing (through bi-weekly remote and in person education) in schools, masks indoors, work from home and vacs until infections are really low. Then re-cover (sic), slowly” opined one Tweeter ironically with the moniker ‘Freedom.’ Citing Orwell (again, who said satire was dead?), the Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr tweeted “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Health is the deliberate mass infection of an entire nation’s children with a novel & mutating virus with unknown long-term consequences.”

The hashtag #WearAMask was trending with a whole succession of self-righteous virtue signallers telling the world that they would continue to mask up after July 19, whatever the government announced. Repeat after Me: People who wear masks are Good People, People who don’t are Bad People (and probably supporters of Brexit and Donald Trump). “The thing about mask wearing is it protects others more than you” declared Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who piously informed us she’d continue to wear a mask indoors after July 19. As if we had to know. The Liberal Democrat-supporting author Emma Kennedy tweeted: “In a nutshell, post July 29 there will be people prepared to wear masks because they care about other people. And those who don’t. And that’s it, isn’t it.”

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If it doesn’t have any mRNA, we’re not interested.

HIV Vaccine Trial Launched At Oxford In Bid To End ‘40-Year Wait’ (RT)

Researchers at the UK’s University of Oxford have administered the first doses of a potential HIV vaccine to participants, as part of a Phase-One clinical trial launched on Monday. The trial, called HIV-CORE 0052, aims to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the HIVconsvX vaccine, the University said. The project is part of the European Aids Vaccine Initiative, funded by the European Commission. The jab is known as a “mosaic,” meaning it can target a broad range of HIV-1 variants and potentially become a suitable vaccine for use around the world. Scientists will give two doses of the vaccine four weeks apart to 13 healthy, HIV-negative adults, aged between 18 and 65, who are not considered at risk of infection. “An effective HIV vaccine has been elusive for 40 years,” Tomas Hanke, the trial’s lead researcher and Professor of Vaccine Immunology at the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, said in a statement.

“This trial is the first in a series of evaluations of this novel vaccine strategy in both HIV-negative individuals for prevention and in people living with HIV for cure.” The Oxford solution works by stimulating the body’s immune response via T cells which kill specific pathogens, unlike most other HIV vaccine candidates, which induce antibodies created by B-cells to fight the virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system and can develop into life-threatening AIDS if left untreated. In 2014 the UN announced a ‘fast-track’ target of decreasing the number of people newly-infected with the virus to 500,000 by 2020. However, last year there were approximately 1.5 million new cases. The Oxford team expects to report its results by April next year. There are also plans to start similar trials in Europe, Africa and the US.

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Always amusing. But mostly led by what people wish for, not what is reality.

The Dollar’s Declining Status as Dominant “Global Reserve Currency” (WS)

Yes, the Fed is a drunken reckless money-printer, and the US government has been high for years on deficit spending, but other major central banks and governments do the same or worse. The long-term trends are clear, however. The global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves ticked up to 59.5% in the first quarter of 2021, after having dropped to a 25-year low in Q4 2020, according to the IMF’s Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) data released at the end of June. Dollar-denominated foreign exchange reserves are Treasury securities, US corporate bonds, US mortgage-backed securities, US Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, and other dollar-denominated financial assets held by foreign central banks. Q1 was a ripple in the long-term trajectory.

Since 2014, the dollar’s share has dropped 6.5 percentage points, from 66% to 59.5%, on average 1 percentage point per year. At this rate, the dollar’s share would fall below 50% over the next decade. Since 1999, when the euro arrived, the dollar’s share of foreign exchange reserves has dropped 11.5 percentage points, from 71% to 59.5% (year-end shares, except Q1 2021):

Exchange rates between the dollar and other currencies change the valuations expressed in dollars of non-dollar reserves, such as German government bonds. Yes, but… The Dollar Index (DXY) moved substantially since 1999, up and down, but it is now roughly back where it was in 1999. This means that nearly all of the decline in the share of the dollar as foreign exchange reserves since 1999 was due to central banks unloading dollar-denominated assets, and not due to exchange rates.

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“..decoding the foreign policy moves signified in “Joe Biden’s” ice-cream flavor choices. (Rocky Road means: Oh, let China have that….)”

The Ice-Cream Flavor Next Time (Kunstler)

A nation mesmerized by its own weakness wanly celebrated the long-ago and faraway memory of standing up for itself, while it passively endures the current orgy of tyrannical cancellation and suppression of anyone talking back to the present folks-in-charge. Over just a few years, this tyranny has grown like a toxic slime mold from such an unlikely place, the Internet social app ecology of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as they took over the public arena — where the battle of ideas is supposed to live — and did the government’s dirty work, complete with adorable emojis. You’re fired! Who will stand up to Zuck, Jack, and Sundar Pichai? Who elected these megalomaniacs boss of the USA? What will it take to end their reign of terror? Some sort of… revolution? (Shhhh! That must be a dirty word, even considering we just celebrated the high point of the American Revolution: The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776.)

Don’t look to “Joe Biden,” the nation’s putatively elected leader — about whose election back in November, 2020, you are liable to hear more about as the summer stickily unspools. Zuck, Jack, and Sundar managed to protect “Joe Biden” from the stupendous depredations of his offspring, Hunter Biden, recorded in explosive detail on a laptop the public was not allowed to hear about. Don’t look to the Department of Justice, supposedly “investigating” that horde of memos and emails detailing the Bidens ’influence-peddling to the CCP and others — they’re busy surveilling “white supremacists” on the apps run by Zuck, Jack, and Sundar. And for sure don’t look to the news media, that coalition of sell-outs and quislings, busy decoding the foreign policy moves signified in “Joe Biden’s” ice-cream flavor choices. (Rocky Road means: Oh, let China have that….)

Wondering who is actually running the “Joe Biden” government? Some of us out here are. (Do you think we’re allowed to say that?) For instance, have you tried googling the name Susan Rice lately? Remember her? Maybe not. “Joe Biden” appointed her Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. From the looks of things across the country, you’d think her plate would be heaped mighty high, what with “insurrection” and other white mischief threatening to take down the republic. Anyway, I googled “news” for her. Hardly a goshdarn thing came up that wasn’t from months ago, and most of that was sheer puffery about how accomplished she is, and what a fabulous person. Don’t you wonder what her phone log looks like? All those calls to the Obama residence, day after day, hour after hour?

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    Edourd Manet A Bar at the Folies-Bergère 1882   • Israel Sees Plunge In Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy Rate Due To Delta Variant (BBG) • Lambda Covid-19
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle July 6 2021]


    Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA vaccine, sits down with Del to give his honest concerns about why this is the wrong technology to use against # Covid19 and, in particular, the extreme danger it poses to young people.


    Basseterre Kitona

    Calvin is pretty smart sometimes 🙂

    The Moderna mRNA line that “oh, it’s safe because we’ve been working on it years before sars-cov-2” really irks me. Yes, mRNA has been worked on for years…but they neglect to mention that it has failed for years. Since 2003 when SARS (or more pointedly sars-cov-1), there have been efforts to create an mRNA vaccine treatment but they always ran into two problems when trying to gain FDA approval: first, the long term trials and secondly the animal trials.

    Conveniently (very conveniently) in January 2017 after entering office President Trump (who I rather like, by the way) signed the order allowing the FDA to issue Emergency Use Authorization for medicine under circumstances where no other treatment is available. And it is crucial to note that the Emergency Use Authorization eliminates the two major roadblocks that had been holding back mRNA therapy; i.e., long term trials and animal trials.

    The long-term trial stuff is kind of obvious, however, the animal trials are probably more important. The significance with animal trials is that after administering the drug or vaccine, then they can be exposed to the disease pathogen to see how well the drug or vaccine performs. In humans, this is considered unethical. And the problem with animals trials for the mRNA therapy is that the results were terrible. The vaccinated animals had worse results than the un-vaccinated animals.

    Think about it: sars-cov-1 has been around since 2003 and there is no approved vaccine for it, yet says-cov-2 hits and almost immediately there is a vaccine on account of the fact that they skipped the animal trials and long-term studies. Yikes !

    Lastly, beyond the basic facts of the science, the political calculus is so bizarre. I’ve already mentioned that I rather like President Trump…yet I’m in no hurry to take one of his “warp-speed” vaccines. What absolutely boggles my mind is that all the people that have been trying to roast Trump for years now have their golden opportunity on account of the vaccine issue…and instead those same people are rushing to get the mRNA injection and insisting that everybody else do it too. That only makes sense if you go down some rabbit holes that lead to a reality far beyond our currently accepted narrative.


    I love this – it has a great popular literary style –I got a call from Davos [during The World Economic Forum] from the CEO of Moderna,” he says. Bancel had been approached by a number of public health groups at the conference “urging” him to work on a vaccine. “We literally Decided overnight…to try and do this,” Afeyan said at MIT.
    The ‘hero’ getting the call. We’ll need the right actor for this when they make a movie about how big Pharma saved the world.

    Polder Dweller

    Frankly, I’m completely fed up with Klaus Blofeld, his World Eugenics Foundation and The Grim Reset. May this all be exposed quickly to save lives and so that the perpetrators can stand trial at Nuremberg 2 before they do any more damage.

    At least Reiner Fuellmich is working on it. This video of him talking to Jerm Warfare is worth watching, the takeaway is:

    – This “pandemic” must be fought on a legal front.
    – We need to build our networks.
    – Our sovereignty must be defended through decentralisation.
    – The Covid vaccine rollout is about control.
    – Get in touch with your spiritual side. Find meaning and purpose.
    – Focus on being healthy, fit, and happy.

    This Vaccine is about Control

    absolute galore

    Is it just me having deja vu again, or did you choose this Manet once before? Don’t tell me on top of everything else we’re running out of classic art!;^)

    From James K: Since we no longer have much of a manufacturing economy, the only thing left would be Wall Street — which was originally designed to raise money for the manufacturing and service sector but now only raises money for itself via the seemingly magical mingling of “leverage” with “liquidity” to conjure profit from black holes where the ghosts of productivity howl.

    Gotta love sentences like that. Brilliant. Jim has been predicting the imminent collapse of… everything….in pretty much every column for years. His special genius is writing about it in a unique and entertaining way each week (x2!). And of course,IMO, the scenario he envisions draws closer each day…remember, they said Malthus was wrong, too.

    Based on how our leaders have reacted to previous natural and unnatural disasters, it becomes a question of logistic and control. How do you distribute enough daily bread to the populace, and how do you keep people from expressing dissatisfaction with their portions by way of the huge stash of firepower around the country.

    The only way would seem to be some kind of domestic military intervention. Imean, if they called out the troops and barb-wired the capitol after Jan 6, it won’t take much. Then the question becomes, who would be running that show, and which ideology would be setting the rules? Would there be more disturbance in red or blue states? Would there be some combo of the worst of both parties? Is there even enough cohesion within the military to make it “work.” Will other nations kick us while we are down? (Rhetorical.) I fear JK is about to earn his seer degree in full for reals some time soon.

    Mister Roboto
    Mister Roboto

    What absolutely boggles my mind is that all the people that have been trying to roast Trump for years now have their golden opportunity on account of the vaccine issue…and instead those same people are rushing to get the mRNA injection and insisting that everybody else do it too. That only makes sense if you go down some rabbit holes that lead to a reality far beyond our currently accepted narrative.

    And not only that, but not getting the jab is often a matter of pride and principle to red-state Trumpsters. Politics are a chameleon!


    Speaking of art – my favourite artist ever could use a spin – hundertwasser. He’s big on nature too. I went to art school when I saw his work – just spoke on some really significant level to me.

    Mr. House

    It makes sense if you think of them as mirrors of each other. Both look in the mirror and see Dr jekyl when really they’re Mr Hyde.


    On a daily basis I am not aware of being depressed as I go about my day but in the last 4 weeks I have had the slow and dawning realisation that I am coping but not that happy. I really have to find my centre. This whole shit show has such HUGE ramifications and so many direct ACTUAL ones to me personally that it is starting to catch up a bit I am afraid.
    I don’t want to bum people out but it’s disabling. Yesterday my little 3 year old boy had a pretty bad ear infection (we think) and I tried to get him to the doc. The clinic allowed us a car parking number (3) and we had to wait 2 hours (him screaming and snotty while my 11 year old tried to draw). The clinic called and the doc gets on the phone to diagnose via the telephone. What the actual fuck? He was too scared to come out to a parking lot and see a 3 year old. I mean really. Where is this headed. 3 year olds are killing old people now apparently.
    We just came home gave him a bath and some panadol and vitamin c tablets. He is better today.
    My best friend is getting open heart surgery to have a pulmonary valve replacement (with a bit of pig) but he has been waiting for months and down to 48% oxygen levels in the blood at times.

    Work is as stop start as you can imagine and very hard to get up and running.
    I keep coming back to this need to take care of one’s own necessities. On that level we are doing okay but it takes a village and the village is deranged.
    This is not a drill.


    @oxy, you are not alone in how you feel. Between most employers and all of healthcare being owned lock, stock and barrel by the covid narrative and vaccination strategies, it’s hard to know where to turn. And just when you think you’ve got the next turn figured out, some bizarre before-now-never-heard-of “roadblock” is thrown up. Look at the bright side, they didn’t shove a swab up your son’s nose.

    My work is stop start, too. Going to go broke if I can’t figure out which direction might work, at least in the short-term. “Disabling” is a good word. If you figure out how to find your center, let me know.

    Dr. D

    Winning! Most gun-free city in the U.S. has 96 shootings for 4th of July! It’s almost like criminals don’t obey the law! And it’s almost like honest people do and are completely defenseless. …With no help from the police who violently disarmed them. Hey, Black Lives Don’t Matter…in Chicago. There were 3,500 lynchings in all American history. At 100 a weekend, you’ll have more shot in one year in one city than all lynchings of all time. No one cares! Your facts mean nothing to me! We’re the greatest, #1, top, most caring, Progressive, bluest, most awesome ppls evah! We ain’t gonna stop now.

    Really? IF ONLY we could go back to the 19th century, some black people and neighborhoods might survive the Blue onslaught: Helping. That is, the worst racism of all, the real core of the Plantation mentality: they’re too ignorant, child-like, and incapable of handing their own affairs without Mommy and Daddy treating them as little children, caring oh-so-much, and helping. Meanwhile the people who believe all ‘races’ are sovereign people with free agency and responsibility, equals to all men, are the “racists”. As proven by the comparative LACK of black shootings in all the Red cities, supposed home of White Supremacism. You know, the one that was invented a day after Tuesday, and is so small there’s only one FBI agent remaining in his department since there are like 3,000 KKK members worldwide? More people are furries, are “waterkin”, or think the earth is flat than are W.S.

    The greatest threat to America is that half the nation is dangerously delusional and neither facts nor failures can shake them from it. While they’re chasing Jackalopes, an obvious fraud, Facebook is the undisputed largest site of child endangerment and trafficking. Hard to hear of the sound of their non-stop moralizing. And censoring. At the government’s specific direction. Against every know law, including the 1st Federal Law ever wrote. But hey, it’s Tuesday, so yes.

    “How clear is the bible on this?”

    Well, the word “Vaccine” is not in the Bible, so prettymuch “We make s—t up.” But how’s that different from every other day?

    Funny how the sin of “thinking of others” only appears when they want. How about “thinking of others” when you buy Chinese products made by slaves who have poisoned every river to the sea with rare-earth runoff? Nope! Doesn’t happen then, ask Apple. Reminds me of people who quote homosexuality is a sin. You know what else is a sin? Failing to testify against a wrong. Perjury. Adultery. Lying (that includes accounting fraud). Stealing. Dishonest weights and monies. Perverting justice in favor of the rich or connected. Reckless disregard for life. Jealousy for the rich. Abandoning your parents. Avarice. Failing to help the poor. That last one is given as the real sin of Sodom. “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” Ezk 16:49 Sound familiar? Apparently when you do that, your cities burn. Familiar yet?

    So pretty much, “Whatever I say, whenever I say it, words mean anything I want them to, but only til I don’t.”

    Not to pick on them. That’s human nature worldwide. Which is why we need free speech to check each other.

    For barbed wire, the comment on F15’s is illuminating. They think that the F15s protect them from US? Hahahaha. They’re crippled and trapped by having to have billion-dollar bases PROTECTING those expensive, rotting assets. Meanwhile, all we have to do is nothing under the weight of their idiotic, unnecessary bankruptcy of fools. If they did the will of the people that would be no issue, but when they don’t, the F15s they can’t use ALSO mean they can’t send soldiers down to tell the PEOPLE what to do.

    So the barbed wire and the $1.2B AOC “Fund da Police” are the funniest thing ever. What did they get for it? Waste and mockery. Discrediting.

    This is like any war. The best possible thing is to make your enemy gear up, hump up, show up, and find no battle while you’re home eating hot dogs and watching their foolery on T.V. Their Jackalope hunt. It’s IMPOSSIBLE not to win under those conditions. You feint, they react. They HAVE to, since that’s the nature of their narcissistic mental illness. Trump tweets, they run in circles and poke their eyes out, writhing on the floor. More, please, more. How can I make them waste time and cry today? While I obey nothing?

    Speaking of, this is my lament about not getting the memo. Exactly, Trump created the jab, it’s a disaster of the first order, will kill everyone, and they’re FOR Trump and his initiative. A thousand compass needles on the ground, every one points in only one direction, including that one. But it’s an accident. Nobody’s up there, nobody has plans, there is no “Memo.” Everyone does the same thing telepathically. The King Jackalope Xenu telepathically reaches into their minds and using dianetics, has the archons direct the underwear gnomes to tell all the true Thetans which news stories or medical practices are real. …Why not? It makes more sense than what we ARE told.

    Here’s one though: If the Right is a cult, why do they overwhelmingly reject the recommendations their cult leader? Is that the action of a cult? A: Yes. In #OppositeLand, and that nation’s paper, the NY Times. Meanwhile people who attack all questions from anywhere, any time, and tell others not to seek information and sources or you’re evil (CNN) are NOT a cult. Of course. Because anything is true if it’s in my mind.



    “note that the Emergency Use Authorization eliminates the two major roadblocks that had been holding back mRNA therapy; i.e., long term trials and animal trials.”

    Supply and demand? Yes/No

    U.S. oil price jumps to six-year high after OPEC+ deal failure
    Oil rose to the highest level in more than six years, concerns of an acute supply shortfall.
    Saudis Raise Oil Prices After OPEC+ Fails to Add Supply
    Saudi Arabia raised oil prices for buyers from Asia to the U.S. for August after OPEC+ talks broke down just as the market was clamoring for more supply.

    The Alberta government is taking 50 per cent ownership of the controversial Sturgeon Refinery northeast of Edmonton. The Sturgeon Refinery commenced commercial operation refining bitumen into diesel in June 2020.
    As the first refinery built in Canada in over 30 years, the construction, commissioning, start up, and full operation of the Sturgeon Refinery is an important accomplishment for the province and country.

    The world is counting on farmers in North America for big harvests of everything from corn to canola this year. Due to weird weather patterns, growers will likely come up short.
    The big picture
    Tempo And Mode In Evolution: Genetics And Paleontology 50 Years After Simpson.
    Walter M. Fitch and Francisco J. Ayala

    George Gaylord Simpson said in his classic Tempo and Mode in Evolution (1944)

    Indeed, most of what is now known about phylogenetic relationships among organisms that lived during the first three billion years of life on earth is an outcome of molecular biology; and three billion years amounts to most of the history of life.

    The sixteen papers that follow were presented and discussed at a colloquium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Simpson’s Tempo and Mode in Evolution. The Colloquium was held on January 27–29, 1994,

    6. The Role of Extinction in Evolution
    For a species to survive for several million years, as many do, it must be well adapted to the physical and biological stresses normal in its environment. Tree species, for example, that can withstand, or even benefit from, forest fires have presumably evolved this ability because forest fires are common in their environment.

    Read more …

    The volume examines early cellular evolution, explores changes in the tempo of evolution between the Precambrian and Phanerozoic periods, and reconstructs the Cambrian evolutionary burst. Long-neglected despite Darwin’s interest in it, species extinction is discussed in detail.


    Dr. D

    Adding: “How” to make them waste time today? Actually, for a small fee you can file a lawsuit against them for any reason, regardless how stupid, and force them to defend it. Worse, they are legally required to HELP you, non-lawyer private citizen, press that suit. If it’s like CV or something, you just act the stoopid and say “Duh, wow, I didn’t know, but now that you TOLD me…” …I’ll file another, different suit. Since they spent $5k defending your first suit and are in gear, withdraw the suit and for $30 post a different, more helpful suit. I mean, you ARE a citizen, and it IS your right to ask, right? Can’t fault a guy for being patriotic and trying to ask.

    Doc Robinson

    • Lambda Covid-19 Variant From Peru May Be Resistant To Vaccines (NYP)
    “The Lambda mutation, or C.37, appears to have
    emerged in Peru last August — and is now being blamed for the country having the highest pandemic death rate in the world.”

    What the articles about the scary Lambda variant don’t mention is that Peru’s case fatality rate (CFR) peaked before the Lambda variant emerged in Peru last August, and with the arrival of the Lambda variant came a steep decline in the CFR during August and September, with more decline in October and November, leveling off in December to around 9% where it has remained since then.


    One major reason why the case fatality rate in Peru is relatively high could be the fact that the testing rate in Peru is a small fraction of the testing rate in other countries, resulting in less confirmed cases and thus a higher deaths/cases ratio.


    I did find a clue about why the CFR dropped so much in Peru starting in August 2020:
    that’s around when the ivermectin interventions began in Peru.

    Real-World Evidence: The Case of Peru

    Doc Robinson

    Links to Peru data:

    Case Fatility Rate



    upstateNYer. Thanks for sharing – and yes I will let you know what works – something will.

    Mister Roboto


    Thanks Doc Robinson great intel.


    Doc Robinson’s “the bomb” when it comes to drilling down and analyzing stats to paint the real picture. 🙂


    How to increase income, reduce volume/supply or increase price

    Iran’s oil producing regions have been known to experience occasional serious accidents and fires, but with the final rounds of nuclear negotiations happening in Vienna, and with Israel being behind past ‘sabotage’ incidents, naturally there remains the possibility of attack.

    The new Tuesday incident comes after yesterday a large mysterious fire was reported outside Tehran.


    From article up top: Those who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are committing a sin they will have to repent for the rest of their lives. That’s according to the Russian Orthodox Church…


    Pope Francis suggests people have a moral obligation to take the COV vaccine:

    “I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine” the pontiff said in an interview with Italy’s TG5 news program. “It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.”

    Jan 2021, National Catholic reporter. https://bit.ly/2V1PqP9

    The Pope has also called for waiving vax patents and for offering vaxes to poorer Nations, ppls.

    Interpreting …. the vax is assimilated to an anointment, a kind of physical stamp of approval resting in the body (if not the soul), similar to a pledge of belonging by the faithful, thus the blessed ppl; see anointment, baptism, rituals, certificates, etc.

    These religious leaders are piggy-backing on State (Corporate) advisories as they no longer have the power to differ, coerce; but see the ideological fit -> community, etc.

    By contrast, on the Protestant side, to drag up the extremes, the attitude of Evangelicals in the US and elsewhere is the polar opposite. (How that works out on the ground is another topic.) Distrust of ‘science’; an emp. on individualism, libertarianism, with God as the ultimate Decider, doesn’t speak to ‘vax’ – in fact afaik “natural immunity’” is a big thing in this community. It seems that Christian Ev. pastors, US, are being pushed to recommend vaxxes. … one link:


    Egypt, UAE, Pakistan, Indonesia, have published fatwas certifying COV vaxxes as permissible. (The ingredients are ignored because of ‘life-saving’ properties.) This seems to be the general trend.

    Some of the issues laid out…


    Guardian, on UK imams and their message: (pro-vax) https://bit.ly/3wmzfJp

    Formerly T-Bear

    Dr D @ 78996

    It’s almost like criminals don’t obey the law!

    Of course they do not obey the law, they obey the rules. Rules are bent, the law can only be broken.


    Whitney Webb interviewed by Reiner Fuellmich

    Reiner Fuellmich has come to the conclusion that the entire Covid Carnival Show revolves around the faulty use of the Drosden PCR testtest which registers 97% false positives which in turn the the WHO to declare a world health ’emergency’ which then allowed the US government to give ’emergency approval’ to the not ready for prime time mRNA experiential therapies.

    The Drosden PCR test at elevated cycles (45) instead of 27 are the linchpin to the whole scamdemic.

    madamski cafone

    @ nOIRETTE

    iT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW pUTIN HANDLES THE CHURCH’S INVOLVEMENT. (stuck caps key) If I were Putin, I’d stay out and then if necessary, smack the church abit as the dust settles and its position proves embarrassing?


    @Oxymoron: as I recall you’re in Australia… does Australia have naturopathic physicians? I decided a long time ago to favor naturopathic physicians over allopathic (conventional) medicine, with a few exceptions. When I’ve had an ear infection my naturopathic physician has prescribed drops composed of garlic and mullein flower extract in olive oil applied into the ear canal. Cleared it right up.


    @oxy – I sympathize. Trying to find my center too, I have to work at it every day. I’m disgusted by your treatment at the doc. Your doctor simply failed their duty, not coming out to check your sick 3yr old. F*ing pantywaist, f*ing coward. I bet he still gets paid though. No skin in the game. Like the health officials that shut down a county and kill jobs and commerce based on (and I’m being generous here) questionable science™. They still get paid, what’s the problem? They turn into petty tyrants and they wonder why they get called mean names in public meetings. So sad for them. I thank my lucky charms we’re in good health for our age and don’t need much intervention from “experts” and God-willing that continues.

    I’m open-mouth-appalled by what 2020 taught me about the medical apparatus. At the level of the local doc, some are clearly better and more caring than others. I never expected such variation in approaches. Some docs have simply turned off their mental faculties – not covid thing, either. I wrote to my Dr back in December to ask him what he thought about IVM and the state-of-the-art if me or FrauWerner come down with covid. He dismissed it all. I thought maybe he just didn’t want to talk over the company’s email, but when I met him in person months later he was the same. No nuance. Completely incurious. Solution: get a “vaccine.” Click, whirr.

    FFS, our *veterinarian* spends hours researching meds and approaches when our dog gets sick. I don’t see that in my own GP. I don’t want to paint with a broad brush – I’ve had great, thoughtful interactions with other docs. Our own Doc Robinson and Dr John Day “represent.” But I’m on the search for a new GP now.


    “As the Delta variant of the coronavirus surges through the U.K., almost half of the country’s recent Covid-19 deaths are of people who have been vaccinated. But doctors and scientists aren’t sounding the alarm about the apparently high proportion of deaths among the vaccinated population.

    On the contrary, they say the figures so far offer reassurance that vaccines offer substantial protection against the variant, particularly after two doses.”



    LOL !!


    The entire ‘clinical trial’ set-up is a fraud from day one. Too many article and papers have exposed this. Pure fraud from beginning to end:

    “Covid-19 Vaccine Protocols Reveal That Trials Are Designed To Succeed



    ” … 127 women received either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during the first / second trimester, with 104 of the woman sadly losing their baby.

    Therefore the rate of incidence of miscarriage is 82%

    CDC manipulated study data to show the Covid-19 Vaccines are safe for Pregnant Women when in reality 4 in 5 suffered a miscarriage


    “New Normal Newspeak #1: “Herd Immunity”
    The first entry in our new series looks at how the World Health Organization removed natural immunity from their definition of “herd immunity”

    New Normal Newspeak #1: “Herd Immunity”

    Maxwell Quest

    “Relaxing Of Covid Restrictions In England Sparks Social Media Meltdown (Clark)”

    “The greatest threat to America is that half the nation is dangerously delusional and neither facts nor failures can shake them from it. (Dr. D)”

    Bumped into someone in the coffee shop parking lot this morning who I hadn’t seen in over a year. When he lowered the car window to speak, his first words were, “Did you get your shots?”. “No”, I replied, “I’m part of the control group.” (Sorry, can’t remember which commenter came up with this gem). That’s when a look of anger filled his face and he blurted out, “Well, good luck with dying!”

    Wow, I thought, this is what happens with you f*ck with people’s minds! Just like when they created TDS with their “Get Trump” operation, turning half the country against friends and family. It’s been truly amazing to watch the psychological damage that’s been inflicted on so many “seemingly” normal people. I fear that when Trump is dead and gone, and the Covid phenomenon has been replaced by a new boogeyman, the damage inflicted by western media mind-viruses on their citizens will still be wreaking havoc.

    Doc Robinson

    Germ: “the rate of incidence of miscarriage is 82%”

    The 82% number results from a misreading of the data. The study doesn’t really show that. As somebody at the Peak Prosperity forum explained,

    “The sample of 827 women includes only those whose pregnancies were completed. For women in the first 24 weeks this is only those who miscarried or aborted. The women who were still pregnant were not included.
    The 82% number is simply the percentage of ended pregnancies that were miscarriages as opposed to abortions.

    @ oxymoron and upstateNYer:
    Thanks for the positive comments. I’m trying to do what the reporters should be doing: fill in the big gaps of information and context being left out of the mainstream news articles.


    Wave, after wave, after wave ….. LOL!

    “Lambda Variant’s ‘Unusual’ Mutations May Make It Resistant to Vaccines: Researchers”


    Dr. D

    ““Lambda Variant’s ‘Unusual’ Mutations May Make It Resistant to Vaccines: Researchers”

    So, say it with me kids! “Vaccines don’t work.”

    Answer? Do it MOAR! Science! When an experiment doesn’t work, you just didn’t do it hard enough!

    No wonder billionaires who can are leaving the planet. I would too.


    @Rototillerman: it varies between US states and, I am sure, outside the US, but NY will not allow naturopaths to obtain a license so they can’t order tests or prescribe meds. If they want to order tests/prescribe meds they must also be a licensed physician in the conventional medical field (ob/gyn, internist, etc.) AND, to top it off … the conventional doctors here have no interest in working with a naturopath if for some reason you needed tests or meds after seeing a naturopath. AND … if you aren’t an established patient at a conventional med practice you’re SOL … so annual exams and testing no matter what!! I only wish it were as simple as finding a naturopath here in NY … would have solved my problem ages ago …


    Um, Doc Robinson … I think you’re doing “just a bit more” [understatement alert!] than I’ve seen any reporter do in decades. Thank you.

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