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George Caleb Bingham The verdict of the people 1854

 

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Becomes First To Win FDA’s Full Approval (USAT)
Does The FDA Think These Data Justify Approval Of A Covid-19 Vaccine? (BMJ)
Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load (McCullough)
FDA Ignores Both Science and Law (Denninger)
Pfizer and Moderna Lost The Clinical Trial Control Group (CTH)
Everything You Need to Know About Informed Consent (21CW)
Statistical Fraud in the FDA Vaccine Approval Process (JoshM)
The More Masks Fail, The More We Need Them (Ian)
Pentagon To Mandate Covid-19 Vaccinations For All Military Personnel (RT)
NYC Orders 150,000 Teachers & School Staff To Get Vaccinated (ZH)
Truckers Threaten To Shut Down Australia Due to Covid Insanity (OI)
Keeping Fear Alive (Tierney)
Throwdowns and Showdowns (Kunstler)

 

 

It’s been an insane 24 hours. You’d think a full approval of a vaccine would be a straightforward event, but the FDA just made things more, and extremely, complicated. First, a few bits and pieces from what they issued:

 

 

“COMIRNATY is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted FDA approval ”
also:
“These may not be all the possible side effects of the vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. THE VACCINE IS STILL BEING STUDIED IN CLINICAL TRIALS.”

 

 

On August 23, 2021, FDA approved the biologics license application (BLA) submitted by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH for COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in individuals 16 years of age and older…

…the EUA will remain in place for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the previously-authorized indication and uses, and to authorize use of COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) under this EUA for certain uses that are not included in the approved BLA…

COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is the same formulation as the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and can be used interchangeably with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to provide the COVID-19 vaccination series…

 

 

C. There is no adequate, approved, and available [see Note 9] alternative to the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

[Note 9:] Although COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older, there is not sufficient approved vaccine available for distribution to this population in its entirety at the time of reissuance of this EUA. Additionally, there are no products that are approved to prevent COVID-19 in individuals age 12 through 15, or that are approved to provide an additional dose to the immunocompromised population described in this EUA.

 

 

Conditions Related to Printed Matter, Advertising, and Promotion

X. All descriptive printed matter, advertising, and promotional material, relating to the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 Vaccine shall be consistent with the authorized labeling, as well as the terms set forth in this EUA, and meet the requirements set forth in section 502(a) and (n) of the FD&C Act and FDA implementing regulations.

Y. All descriptive printed matter, advertising, and promotional material relating to the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 Vaccine clearly and conspicuously shall state that:

” This product has not been approved or licensed by FDA, but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 12 years of age and older; and

” The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

 

 

The original documents. Just check the dates. What happened to those?

 

 

Two high vaccination rates: Iceland Full Vaxxed 74%, Israel 62%

 

 

“The Pfizer-BioNTech emergency use authorization was based on clinical trials involving about 37,000 people.”

Well, not really, because they stopped those trials.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Becomes First To Win FDA’s Full Approval (USAT)

Eight months after authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the USA, the Food and Drug Administration issued its full stamp of approval. Now that the companies’ detailed, so-called biologics license application has been granted, it’s likely that vaccination will be required by many companies, schools and other entities. The FDA decision clears the way for the companies to market their vaccine, which is not permitted without full licensure. And it may launch a race for booster shots, allowing doctors to prescribe extra Pfizer-BioNTech shots “off label” to anyone they think should get one. The FDA confirmed late last year through a more streamlined evaluation process that the vaccine, from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its partner, German startup BioNTech, was safe, effective and could be reliably produced.

The review of the 340,000-page license application was completed in just 97 days by FDA staff working “night and day,” said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, which approves vaccines “We completed this in about 40% of the normal clock time for a submission of this magnitude,” he said. The license application was three times the size of the emergency use authorization submission, which weighed in at 110,000 pages. The companies have manufactured more than 2 billion doses, more than 200 million of which were administered in the USA, the most of any of the three vaccines allowed for use in the country. The full license includes four more months of efficacy and safety data, confirming trial results and detailing manufacturing processes.

The Pfizer-BioNTech emergency use authorization was based on clinical trials involving about 37,000 people. The full approval was based on study results involving more than 44,000 people followed for six months. The license applies only to those 16 and over, but the vaccine is allowed for those 12 to 15 under the previous authorization. “Based on the longer-term follow-up data that we submitted, today’s approval for those aged 16 and over affirms the efficacy and safety profile of our vaccine at a time when it is urgently needed,” Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement. “I am hopeful this approval will help increase confidence in our vaccine, as vaccination remains the best tool we have to help protect lives and achieve herd immunity.”

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Not sure it’s a great idea for the FDA to have pissed off Peter Doshi, senior editor at The BMJ, one of the most reputable magazines around. Much more at the original (link).

Does The FDA Think These Data Justify Approval Of A Covid-19 Vaccine? (BMJ)

On 28 July 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech posted updated results for their ongoing phase 3 covid-19 vaccine trial. The preprint came almost a year to the day after the historical trial commenced, and nearly four months since the companies announced vaccine efficacy estimates “up to six months.” But you won’t find 10 month follow-up data here. While the preprint is new, the results it contains aren’t particularly up to date. In fact, the paper is based on the same data cut-off date (13 March 2021) as the 1 April press release, and its topline efficacy result is identical: 91.3% (95% CI 89.0 to 93.2) vaccine efficacy against symptomatic covid-19 through “up to six months of follow-up.” The 20 page preprint matters because it represents the most detailed public account of the pivotal trial data Pfizer submitted in pursuit of the world’s first “full approval” of a coronavirus vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration. It deserves careful scrutiny.

[..] The elephant named “waning immunity”…“Waning immunity” is a known problem for influenza vaccines, with some studies showing near zero effectiveness after just three months, meaning a vaccine taken early may ultimately provide no protection by the time “flu season” arrives some months later. If vaccine efficacy wanes over time, the crucial question becomes what level of effectiveness will the vaccine provide when a person is actually exposed to the virus? Unlike covid vaccines, influenza vaccine performance has always been judged over a full season, not a couple months. And so the recent reports from Israel’s Ministry of Health caught my eye. In early July, they reported that efficacy against infection and symptomatic disease “fell to 64%.” By late July it had fallen to 39% where Delta is the dominant strain. This is very low. For context, the FDA’s expectation is of “at least 50%” efficacy for any approvable vaccine.

Delta may not be responsible Enter Pfizer’s preprint. As an RCT reporting “up to six months of follow-up,” it is notable that evidence of waning immunity was already visible in the data by the 13 March 2021 data cut-off… And it’s hard to imagine how the Delta variant could play a real role here, for 77% of trial participants were from the United States, where Delta was not established until months after data cut-off. Waning efficacy has the potential to be far more than a minor inconvenience; it can dramatically change the risk-benefit calculus.

The “six month” preprint based on the 7% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months Despite the reference to “six month safety and efficacy” in the preprint’s title, the paper only reports on vaccine efficacy “up to six months,” but not from six months. This is not semantics, as it turns out only 7% of trial participants actually reached six months of blinded follow-up (“8% of BNT162b2 recipients and 6% of placebo recipients had ≥6 months follow-up post-dose 2.”) So despite this preprint appearing a year after the trial began, it provides no data on vaccine efficacy past six months, which is the period Israel says vaccine efficacy has dropped to 39%. It is hard to imagine that the <10% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months (which presumably further dwindled after 13 March 2021) could constitute a reliable or valid sample to produce further findings.

Severe disease And on preventing death from covid-19, there are too few data to draw conclusions—a total of three covid-19 related deaths (one on vaccine, two on placebo). There were 29 total deaths during blinded follow-up (15 in the vaccine arm; 14 in placebo). The crucial question, however, is whether the waning efficacy seen in the primary endpoint data also applies to the vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease. Unfortunately, Pfizer’s new preprint does not report the results in a way that allows for evaluating this question.

Approval imminent without data transparency, or even an advisory committee meeting? …But here we are, with FDA reportedly on the verge of granting a marketing license 13 months into the still ongoing, two year pivotal trial, with no reported data past 13 March 2021, unclear efficacy after six months due to unblinding, evidence of waning protection irrespective of the Delta variant, and limited reporting of safety data. (The preprint reports “decreased appetite, lethargy, asthenia, malaise, night sweats, and hyperhidrosis were new adverse events attributable to BNT162b2 not previously identified in earlier reports,” but provides no data tables showing the frequency of these, or other, adverse events.) It’s not helping matters that FDA now says it won’t convene its advisory committee to discuss the data ahead of approving Pfizer’s vaccine. (Last August, to address vaccine hesitancy, the agency had “committed to use an advisory committee composed of independent experts to ensure deliberations about authorization or licensure are transparent for the public.”)

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“..the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at first, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders.”

Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load (McCullough)

A groundbreaking preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, includes alarming findings devastating to the COVID vaccine rollout. The study found vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated. While moderating the symptoms of infection, the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at first, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders. This phenomenon may be the source of the shocking post-vaccination surges in heavily vaccinated populations globally. The paper’s authors, Chau et al, demonstrated widespread vaccine failure and transmission under tightly controlled circumstances in a hospital lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

The scientists studied healthcare workers who were unable to leave the hospital for two weeks. The data showed that fully vaccinated workers — about two months after injection with the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (AZD1222) — acquired, carried and presumably transmitted the Delta variant to their vaccinated colleagues. They almost certainly also passed the Delta infection to susceptible unvaccinated people, including their patients. Sequencing of strains confirmed the workers transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to one another. = This is consistent with the observations in the U.S. from Farinholt and colleagues, and congruent with comments by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conceding COVID-19 vaccines have failed to stop transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

On Feb. 11, the World Health Organization indicated the AZD1222 vaccine efficacy of 63.09% against the development of symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. The conclusions of the Chau paper support the warnings by leading medical experts that the partial, non-sterilizing immunity from the three notoriously “leaky” COVID-19 vaccines allow carriage of 251 times the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 as compared to samples from the pre-vaccination era in 2020. Thus, we have a key piece to the puzzle explaining why the Delta outbreak is so formidable — fully vaccinated are participating as COVID-19 patients and acting as powerful Typhoid Mary-style super-spreaders of the infection.

Vaccinated individuals are blasting out concentrated viral explosions into their communities and fueling new COVID surges. Vaccinated healthcare workers are almost certainly infecting their coworkers and patients, causing horrendous collateral damage. Continued vaccination will only make this problem worse, particularly among frontline doctors and nurses workers who are caring for vulnerable patients. Health systems should drop vaccine mandates immediately, take stock of COVID-19 recovered workers who are robustly immune to Delta and consider the ramifications of their current vaccinated healthcare workers as potential threats to high risk patients and coworkers.

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“..prior infection and recovery produces durable and stable immunity in essentially everyone who has a competent immune system..”

FDA Ignores Both Science and Law (Denninger)

So the FDA has “fully approved” the Pfizer jab for Covid. In doing so standing alone they have broken the law and thus have irrevocably destroyed their authority and any reason for anyone to ever do anything based on them ever again. Let me explain. Under black letter law an EUA is illegal if there is an alternative that is considered safe, effective and available. This was the reason the FDA did not (for 18 months!) run the studies and evaluate them on other early-intervention drugs for Covid-19. We all know what they are. I’m living proof they work too, as are millions of others worldwide. But, more-importantly, this “full approval” voids all other vaccine EUAs for Covid-19. That is, under the law the Moderna and J&J instantly became illegal to offer or use within the United States.

The makers can apply for full authorization, of course, but the EUAs are void as of this morning and under black letter law cannot be administered to anyone in the United States as they are now unlicensed and unlawful products in human beings until and unless they are given full approval themselves. No medical provider can offer or administer any other than the Pfizer Covid-19 shot in the United States as of the moment of that approval. You can bet the law will be ignored; note MRNAs stock price this morning. It should have instantly been cut in half. In addition the FDA broke the law itself when it issued the “approval.” The law requires a full hearing and the data from the full set of trials; the trials are not capable of being completed until early 2022 by the original submissions and they deliberately did not hold the hearing. This is a black letter violation of the law as well, but nobody cares.

As for me, I don’t give a crap. I’ve been infected, 98% certain it was Delta (because that’s all that’s circulating right now in the US where the index case I got infected by came from, and I know who it was) and am recovered. I hit it with meds immediately and I’m fine. I know, scientifically, it was Covid-19 and not some other virus as I now have IgG antibodies and did not for the previous 18 months which I know factually as I repeatedly tested myself. There is thus exactly zero medical benefit I can derive from the jabs. I will walk without fear into a Covid-19 ICU unit right now without any PPE on whatsoever.

I have no fear of this virus because as with every other viral infection of note including those that are much more-dangerous than Covid, such as measles, prior infection and recovery produces durable and stable immunity in essentially everyone who has a competent immune system, and I do. Those of you who trust the jabs to be equally effective to an active infection and recovery are free to come with me. I will bet my life that I’m sterile immune to the virus as a result of said infection and recovery. Are you willing to place the same bet, given the many known failures to protect by the shot, including Jesse Jackson and his wife, both of whom are in the hospital with Covid-19 despite being vaccinated in a very public spectacle in January of this year? There you have it.

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“..the FDA will grant approval on results that were intentionally constructed to produce only one outcome.”

Pfizer and Moderna Lost The Clinical Trial Control Group (CTH)

According to the New York Times and multiple media outlets, Pfizer is expected to get full FDA approval today. “The move would make it the first Covid vaccine to go from emergency use authorization to full FDA approval.” With that in mind, it is worth a reminder that both Pfizer and Moderna stopped the clinical trials the FDA was using in their review: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccine tests were conducted, as customary, with a control group; a group within the trial who were given a placebo and not the test vaccine. However, during the trial -and after the untested vaccines were given emergency use authorization- the vaccine companies conducting the trial decided to break protocol and notify the control group they were not vaccinated. Almost all the control group were then given the vaccine.

Purposefully dissolving the placebo group violates the scientific purpose to test whether the vaccine has any efficacy; any actual benefit and/or safety issues. Without a control group there is nothing to compare the vaccinated group against. According to NPR, the doctors lost the control group in the Johnson County Clinicial Trial (Lexena, Kansas) on purpose: “(Via NPR) […] “Dr. Carlos Fierro, who runs the study there, says every participant was called back after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine. “During that visit we discussed the options, which included staying in the study without the vaccine,” he says, “and amazingly there were people — a couple of people — who chose that.” He suspects those individuals got spooked by rumors about the vaccine. But everybody else who had the placebo shot went ahead and got the actual vaccine. So now Fierro has essentially no comparison group left for the ongoing study. “It’s a loss from a scientific standpoint, but given the circumstances I think it’s the right thing to do,” he says.

People signing up for these studies were not promised special treatment, but once the FDA authorized the vaccines, their developers decided to offer the shots. Just so we are clear, the final FDA authorization and approval for the vaccines are based on the outcome of these trials. As noted in the example above, the control group was intentionally lost under the auspices of “the right thing to do”, so there is no way for the efficacy, effectiveness or safety of the vaccine itself to be measured. There’s no one left within the control group, of a statistically valid value, to give an adequate comparison of outcomes for vaxxed -vs- non-vaxxed. This is nuts. That NPR article is one to bookmark when people start claiming the vaccination is effective. How can the vaccine not be considered effective when there is no group of non-vaccinated people to compare the results to?

Good grief, the entire healthcare system is operating on a massive hive mindset where science, and the scientific method, is thrown out the window in favor of ideological outcomes and self-fulfilling prophecies. The fact that the researchers and doctors, apparently under the payroll of the pharmaceutical companies that have a vested financial interest in the vaccine outcome, lost the control group on purpose is alarming. Of course, Big Pharma will promote the vaccine as beneficial, and the controlled media will promote that message with a complete disconnect from the clinical trial details, and the FDA will grant approval on results that were intentionally constructed to produce only one outcome.

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Another video on informed consent is way below. Also from Canada.

Everything You Need to Know About Informed Consent (21CW)

In Canada, informed consent to medical interventions – including vaccines – is the law. The same is true in the US, UK, EU, Australia, and New Zealand. But these governments, along with corrupt drug regulators, are now running roughshod over what were once sacrosanct laws prohibiting misleading and coercive medical procedures, and instead have unleashed a multibillion dollar media campaign of fear and mass-panic designed to pave-over the right to informed consent.

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“Vaccine A is quite safe, and vaccine B is extremely dangerous. And yet the formula for PRR will produce the same result for vaccine A and B!”

Statistical Fraud in the FDA Vaccine Approval Process (JoshM)

There are several systems for reporting vaccine reactions, including deaths, but the only one available to the public is VAERS. It is incomplete, because it relies on voluntary reporting, there is no incentive to report to VAERS, and it is a cumbersome process. We may compare reports of the COVID vaccines to past years, when there were also hundreds of millions of vaccinations, including annual flu shots and childhood vaccine schedules. The comparison is dramatic. There were more than twice as many deaths related to the COVID vaccines this year as the sum total of all vaccine deaths in the 30-year history of VAERS. Given this safety record, how is there any possibility of approval? Here is where the statistical fraud comes in. [I am grateful to have been alerted to this situation by Matthew Crawford]

The safety criterion they have chosen is an obscure computation called PRR for Proportional Reporting Ratio. As the name implies, it is based on RATIOS of different event types and is utterly blind to the ABSOLUTE RATE of such events. PRR measures the distribution of different kinds of adverse events, e.g. blood clots, heart attacks, and deaths. If those ratios are severely out of line with the great variety of vaccine reactions in the past, PRR would detect that. For example, if the new vaccines caused an extraordinary risk of myocarditis, but everything else was low, then PRR would flag that. But if myocarditis was just one risk among many that have been reported from past vaccines, then PRR would not pick that up.

The real scandal is that PRR is blind to the absolute risk numbers. PRR is defined in such a way as to look for unusual PATTERNS of adverse events, but it is completely insensitive to unusual RATES of adverse events. Of course, it is the rates and not the patterns that are of primary concern, and the PRR is designed NOT to reflect that.

For example, suppose we have 2 vaccines:

Vaccine A has 1 reported death per million vaccinations, 3 reported heart attacks per million, and 20 reported headaches per million.

Vaccine B has 1 reported death per hundred vaccinations, 3 reported heart attacks per hundred, and 20 reported headaches per hundred.

Vaccine A is quite safe, and vaccine B is extremely dangerous. And yet the formula for PRR will produce the same result for vaccine A and B!

Clearly, PRR is not an appropriate criterion for evaluating safety of any particular vaccine. Someone has arranged to cook the books.

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“Regardless of the anti-science, despicable pieces regularly appearing in those outlets, such as suggesting that actually, masking kids is good for their learning ability.”

The More Masks Fail, The More We Need Them (Ian)

The push for masking, as always, boils down to a combination of incompetence, cowardice, fear, and political pressure. Experts enjoy the ability to be seen as “doing something,” and must never appear to be “anti-mask,” since it would immediately discredit them in the eyes of their peers, the greater scientific community and their ideological compatriots. Politicians want the “get out of jail free” card that masking provides; the opportunity to blame others for poor results. The “it would have worked if you’d all just listened to me” line of defense. The media simply outsources all critical thinking to like-minded ideologues and refuses to acknowledge or take seriously the few brave experts willing to tell the truth.

And as a result, corporations, whose decision makers are exclusively influenced by the same media sources, like The New York Times, follow right along. Regardless of the anti-science, despicable pieces regularly appearing in those outlets, such as suggesting that actually, masking kids is good for their learning ability. But everywhere you look, the cultural groupthink is dramatically failing. Counties and states following the CDC’s new guidance are not succeeding, and those ignoring it are faring no worse. Locations that never removed masks, such as Hawaii and Japan, are seeing their highest numbers of the pandemic, but manage to escape the vitriol and hatred leveled at Ron DeSantis because they’re following orders and implementing what the hive mind of acceptable opinion mandates.


The dramatic, predictable failure resulting from the CDC’s science-ending reversal would, in a sane world, be cause for intellectually honest experts to revisit their guidance and accept that their efforts to “control” infections is always doomed to fail. But naturally, we’re seeing the exact opposite. The more masks fail, the more we need them.

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One third has said they won’t comply. Maybe this is where the real fight will happen.

Pentagon To Mandate Covid-19 Vaccinations For All Military Personnel (RT)

The Pentagon has said it will update its own guidance on Covid-19 vaccinations, mandating the jab for all military personnel, following the US drug regulator’s decision to fully approve the Pfizer vaccine. Speaking on Monday, US Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said the military was aware of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to fully approve the Pfizer vaccine for use in people over 16, and was preparing to issue updated guidance to all service personnel. “We’re going to move forward making that vaccine mandatory,” Kirby told reporters. “We’re preparing the guidance to the force right now,” he stated, adding that the exact timetable for mandating the jab was still being worked out. Earlier on Monday, the FDA announced that the Pfizer jab had been fully approved for use in the US.


The shot has been administered under emergency-use authorization since mid-December 2020. The FDA added that the Pfizer vaccine will retain its emergency-use authorization for use in adolescents and for those requiring a third dose due to other health conditions. Earlier in August, the Washington Post reported that around 65% of active-duty military personnel were fully vaccinated, compared to around 59% of eligible Americans. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has previously encouraged all military personnel to get vaccinated against Covid. “To defend this nation, we need a healthy and ready force. I strongly encourage all DoD military and civilian personnel – as well as contractor personnel – to get vaccinated now and for military service members to not wait for the mandate,” Austin stated earlier in August.

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“I do not expect a staffing shortage,” Porter said.”

NYC Orders 150,000 Teachers & School Staff To Get Vaccinated (ZH)

As the NYT explained, education staffers are the first group of city workers to face a full vaccine mandate. The announcement also opens the door to a broader vaccine mandate of city workers, which the mayor said Monday the city was considering. Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a mandate for city workers that allowed for those unvaccinated to submit for weekly coronavirus testing. “We know this is going to help ensure that everyone is safe,” Mr. de Blasio said during a news conference on Monday, adding that city schools had extremely low virus transmission last year. The mandate, the mayor said, will help the city “build on that success.”

While the mayor’s push is likely to prove unpopular with many rank-and-file members; the city’s teacher’s unions, and unions representing other DoE staff, have signed off on the new mandate (though they’re still negotiating about what might happen to workers who continue to refuse). UFT President Michael Mulgrew acknowledged that the city had the legal right to impose the mandate, but he told reporters details were still being hashed out. The city announced last month that any teacher who failed to comply with both the vaccination requirement, and the required weekly testing for those who didn’t get the jab, would be suspended without pay.

“While the city is asserting its legal authority to establish this mandate, there are many implementation details, including provisions for medical exceptions, that by law must be negotiated with the U.F.T. and other unions, and if necessary, resolved by arbitration,” Mr. Mulgrew said in a statement. Mayor de Blasio has insisted that even if negotiations stall, the mandate will still be implemented. Meisha Porter, the chancellor of NYC’s schools, said she expects a high level of compliance from school staff on the mandate. “I do not expect a staffing shortage,” Porter said.

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No clue how serious this is, but it’s a good idea.

Truckers Threaten To Shut Down Australia Due to Covid Insanity (OI)

Australia seems to be in the grips of COVID-induced insanity as people across the country are vigorously protesting against the lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of the renewed bout of coronavirus outbreak. After violent ruckus witnessed on the streets of major Australian cities, including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and dogs shot dead by a rural council in New South Wales to prevent volunteers from travelling during Covid restrictions, Australian truck drivers have threatened to shut down major highways across the country as a mark of protest against Covid lockdowns. Social media websites are awash with a video of a truck driver who said in his video that truck drivers are ‘planning to shut down the country’ to ‘remove the s*** government’.


He further warned the Aussies that their demonstration could end up choking supply chains and urged them to stock up on groceries to get them through the next couple of weeks. “It’s on. The truckies are doing it. The truckies are going to shut down the country,’ the man says in the video. What that means is you need to go shopping now, get what you can for the next week or two, load your fridge, freezers,” the truck driver could be seen saying in the video.

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“The same progressives who regularly denounce “systemic racism” and “Western imperialism” are now enforcing policies that disproportionately punish minorities and the poor..”

Keeping Fear Alive (Tierney)

Throughout the pandemic, American political and public-health leaders have been following Rahm Emanuel’s classic dictum for power-seeking officials: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Now they’ve adopted a corollary: you never want a crisis to end. So they are prolonging the national misery instead of easing it, which could be done with a few simple strategies. Explain to the public that the virus will never disappear but is no longer a mortal threat to the vast majority of Americans. Encourage the minority still at risk to get vaccinated by honestly discussing who is in jeopardy and what scientists have learned about infections. Promote treatments proven to prevent infection and speed recovery while avoiding unproven treatments and mandates that cause collateral damage and generate mistrust.

Above all, make it clear to Americans that we finally have reason to celebrate: what once seemed an unprecedented danger is now just one of many pathogens that we know how to live with. But the nation’s crisismongers aren’t about to relinquish their hold over the public, so they’ve set new goals that are as unachievable as they are unnecessary and harmful. Making vaccines available to every American adult is no longer sufficient; now the crisis cannot end until the entire population has been vaccinated. Instead of focusing efforts on vaccinating the vulnerable, officials obsess on compelling universal obedience, even if that means squandering vaccines on people who already have acquired natural immunity or are at minimal risk of serious illness.

The same progressives who regularly denounce “systemic racism” and “Western imperialism” are now enforcing policies that disproportionately punish minorities and the poor, both in the United States (the majority of black teenagers and young adults in New York have been banished from much of public life by the city’s new vaccine-passport policy) and in the rest of the world. The hypocrisy was deftly captured in a tweet by Martin Kulldorff, the Harvard epidemiologist: “If you favor university vaccine mandates for low-risk American and European students, when there is not enough vaccine for older high-risk people in Asia, Africa and Latin America, please remove your #BLM tags from your Twitter/Facebook profiles.”

Children are being sentenced to another round of unnecessary mask mandates and probably more school closures based on evidence-free warnings from Anthony Fauci and others that the Delta variant will be more deadly to them than the original virus. While the variant is more infectious, the evidence does not show it to be any more lethal. In fact, the current mortality rate among American children with Covid is lower than it was last year—and last year many more children died of the flu than of Covid. One of the most thorough studies, in England, shows that the survival rate for those under 18 with Covid is 99.995 percent. But instead of emphasizing these reassuring statistics, public-health officials like Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, keep looking for new ways to scare parents and children.

“I’m an anesthesiologist,” he tweeted last weekend. “And a dad. And I can assure you in both capacities that your child will be far more comfortable if they’re in a face mask, than on a ventilator. If you’re making a choice on behalf of a child, please choose based on their comfort, vs yours.” He offered no new evidence that children are at heightened risk from the virus, much less any evidence that a mask would make any difference, but he did make sure to include a gruesome photograph of a child on a ventilator. It was a new low in public-health demagoguery, but unfortunately not so different from the fearmongering of other officials, the press, and social-media platforms. They lament that a minority of the public remains reluctant to get vaccinated without recognizing that their own tactics are a likely a chief cause of this reluctance. They have been misleading people for so long—and censoring challenges to their misinformation—that it’s no wonder polls show that an overwhelming majority of unvaccinated Americans say they don’t trust Fauci or the CDC.

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“Britain and France managed to get their nationals out last week, only to be rebuked by American brass for “making us look bad.” That helped, I’m sure.”

Throwdowns and Showdowns (Kunstler)

Notice, there are two sets of hostages in this phase of what looks like an engineered US collapse: the thousands of stranded Americans who can’t get out of Afghanistan thanks to the history-rockin’ ineptitude of “Joe Biden,” Tony Blinken, and General Mark Milley, and the millions of We-the-People back home whose minds are hostage to the narratives concocted in a shadowland of sinister governance. Welcome to a week of throwdowns and showdowns, a force majeure of mind change. A strange paralysis in the Pentagon has prevented the use of US power to clear an escape corridor to Kabul’s airport and establish order in the facility — this, after the tactically mystifying decision to abandon the US Bagram military airfield, a good twenty miles outside of festering Kabul, and surrounded by more easily-securable empty desert.

Britain and France managed to get their nationals out last week, only to be rebuked by American brass for “making us look bad.” That helped, I’m sure. And then how long can the stranded Americans even stay hidden and alive? They have to eat. Either they come out of their hidey-holes and get to some market, or they would (theoretically) have to send some Afghani servants to fetch them supplies, But, what Afghani in his right mind would want to be caught in service to the Americans by the Taliban? That quandary must have a pretty short time-horizon on it. Standing by to see how it works out….

Next in this week’s throwdown parade is the FDA’s imminent approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, without any of the usual extensive trials. How does that even happen, with an efficacy rate of 39 percent maximum and a runaway train of vicious side effects ranging from brain and heart damage to infertility? The so-called mRNA “vaccines” are also implicated in the ongoing mutation of the disease, producing a cavalcade of variants. Is that, perhaps, on-purpose, to keep the pandemic going, preventing it from burning-out?

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  • #85150

    George Caleb Bingham The verdict of the people 1854   • Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Becomes First To Win FDA’s Full Approval (USAT) • Does The FDA Th
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 24 2021]

    #85151
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Insane, ruled by lunitics, no place to flee….
    Un plug, and get alife…
    …and a pipe full…

    #85152
    John Day
    Participant

    @Bill7: We are both bicyclists ho grew up at Camp Pendelton, though we got orders to move when I was 6, and never came back. We did visit my grandparents in San Diego often, though.

    #85153
    Germ
    Participant

    “The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is poised to acquire complete resistance to wild-type spike vaccines”

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.22.457114v1

    🤣🤣🤣

    #85154
    Red
    Participant

    These numbers don’t make any sense to me. 0.2%/1,100,000 = 220,000 or is it 0.2% of 1 percentage point = 44,000? The next paragraph has 2790/0.01 = 279 but they have 187? It has been a very long time since my schooling years, over four decades, however what math are they using? Something from economics 101? I don’t know how to get the same results!
    From the Times of Israel:
    But early data from the Health Ministry aired by Channel 12 news Sunday evening appears to show that those who have received a third vaccine dose are highly protected against the disease. According to the data, just 0.2% of the first 1.1 million Israelis who got their booster dose have been diagnosed with COVID-19 after at least seven days passed since the shot.

    In absolute terms, the number of virus carriers who received their third dose is 2,790. Of them, just 187 (0.01%) were hospitalized and 88 (0.008%) developed serious symptoms. Fewer than 15 of them have died, with the report offering no exact number.

    #85155
    John Day
    Participant

    Blog is up. No photo today. https://www.johndayblog.com/2021/08/post-totalitarianism-and-friends.html

    Thanks for this , Cat: Covid Post-totalitarianism
    ​ ​It should be clear from the foregoing discussion that the covid regime resembles, in many respects, the post-totalitarian system described by​ Vaclav ​Havel. Regardless of “the science,” or rather because of it, the covid regime is post-totalitarian. “The science” has proven itself to be ideological. Although continually discredited—by the exaggeration of the virus’s lethality, by the suppression of known cures so as to usher in a state of emergency and the mRNA vaccines, by the underreporting of vaccine deaths and injuries, by the institution and reinstitution of failed and unscientific lockdown and masking mandates, and more—“the science” is wielded by authorities as if a matter of fact and a matter of course, just as Marxist ideology was wielded by Soviet communists. And, as under communism, even those who know the truth are compelled to live within the lie.
    ​ ​Just as the greengrocer was compelled to display signs of his loyalty under Soviet bloc communism, signs transmitting semantic content to which he was indifferent, so the covid citizen is compelled to display signs of compliance and complicity under the covid regime. The signs have included donning the mask and, increasingly, displaying the vaccine passport—to take part in society. And, as under communism, these displays are compulsory rituals.​..
    …​Rather than needing a political program, these dissidents seek community in “the continuing and cruel tension between the complex demands of that [covid] system and the aims of life, that is, the elementary need of human beings to live, to a certain extent at least, in harmony with themselves, that is, to live in a bearable way … ”
    ​ ​Yet their efforts may eventually assume a political character and may manage to create another world, and covid post-totalitarianism may be the crucible in which this other world is forged.
    https://www.michaelrectenwald.com/essays/living-in-the-age-of-covid-the-power-of-the-powerless

    ​1.4 million Israelis have received a third dose of Pfizer vaccine against alpha-COVID spike protein from January 2, 2020 sequence, yet hospitalizations and deaths are still ramping up hard in this highly vaccinated country, after looking like they would fade away in June. There’s talk of a fourth lockdown… Thnks Jeremy.
    ​ There were 669 people hospitalized with COVID who are in serious condition, as of Sunday evening. One week ago, that figure stood at 535, and a month ago, it was just 76.
    Health officials have warned that there could be as many as 2,400 seriously ill patients by the middle of next month, if case numbers continue to rise apace.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/nearly-200-covid-deaths-reported-in-past-week-but-booster-data-raises-hopes/

    #85156
    John Day
    Participant

    Public Health England (PHE) finds that COVID new-cases are stable in the unvaccinated, but rising in the double-vaccinated, explaining all recent rises.

    Latest PHE Data Shows Vaccine Effectiveness Down to Just 15% in the Over-50s, 37% in the Under-50s. Deaths Cut by 76% in Over-50s, But Just 12% in Under-50s



    A group of demonstrators occupied the entrance of the headquarters of ITV News and Channel 4 News in London, claiming that the media are misinforming people about vaccines and the pandemic.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/demonstrators-occupy-london-news-headquarters-over-pandemic-coverage

    NYC Orders 150,000 Teachers & School Staff To Either Get Vaccinated Or Find A New Job; NJ Orders Jabs For State Workers
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nyc-orders-150000-teachers-school-staff-either-get-vaccinated-or-find-new-job

    ​ The vaccine mandate was officially announced as policy today at my clinic. Everyone is required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, which means on track by early October, with a first jab. I don’t know how the month of October will be interpreted. That was not spelled out.
    This is pretty lenient. The pro-vaccine narrative could be as abandoned as Afghan interpreters and Americans in Kabul by November.​
    We shall see. My moral choice remains clear. Now I have to do as much good-doctoring as I can fit in each precious day.

    ​Will the “Leathernecks” take the shot?
    Pentagon To Mandate Covid Vaccine For All Service Members
    Except, around one-third of US service members have refused the jab. In July, between 60% and 70% of personnel were fully vaccinated – with the Navy being the most vaccinated and the Marines being the least…
    ​https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/pentagon-mandate-covid-vaccine-all-service-members-one-third-refuse-jab

    #85158
    Michael Reid
    Participant

    This moment in world history brings to mind “unable to see the forest for the trees”

    We are looking at the minute details of the “vaccine” and virus and seeing those in power doing everything possible to get the population to volunteer to submit to the jab which appears to establish the pathway into slavery (unknowingly to those getting the jab). Apparently the financial system is being transformed (by those that own everything).

    Simply amazing. Genius even.

    Please refer to

    Documentary

    Full Interviews

    The
    Catherine Austin Fitts
    Geopolitical and Financial Analyst, Solarireport.com.
    interview is revealing

    #85159
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to More than 5 Months for Burning Black Lives Matter Banner”

    I guess we know which flag the U.S. now has allegiance to. Couldn’t be simpler.

    Learned today that Biden was feverishly flying military hardware INTO Afghanistan, so he could abandon it to China. No joke. Couple Bil $$$. And as you’re required to blow it up rather than let it fall into enemy hands, couple hundred thousand cases of court martial and potential treason too.

    Still: was it evacuate citizens, THEN military, THEN close the airport, or the other way around? Psaki says it couldn’t have gone better and there are NO U.S. citizens in Kabul. Nope. Surely she jests, since they gave blank U.S. visas to anyone in Afghanistan with a b&w copy machine. They’re all citizens now and we aren’t. Roger-dodger. Loud and clear.

    “CDC adds 6 more places to ‘very high’ risk Covid travel list”

    Mexico and Kabul are not on that list, can fly anywhere, I’m paying for it, no testing required. See? It’s no wonder I’m safer in Calcutta than the most vaccinated state in the union. And also Israel, U.K., Seychelles, and Gibraltar. Since I’m paying, I can also fly anywhere, no vax or testing required. Hahahahaha! Nope! Not on your life. You’re a citizen: get in your hole! When I want your opinion I’ll beat it out of you. In #OppositeLand, citizens of a country have no rights, citizens of every OTHER country, non-citizens do. This has been going on so long, An-Caps like Doug Casey have made it a principle of living and investing: live free anywhere but your nation of citizenship.

    So what’s today’s list of totally vaccinated people who are in hospitals with Covid? Too long to list but includes Mr. Jackson and Melissa Hart. Yup. Vaccines totally work! Except for the part where you still totally get it, and still totally transmit it. Maybe 5x better. I mean, they work except at 0%, like Iceland says. 0%, 100%, who can tell the difference really? Math, numbers, bored already.

    “So the FDA has “fully approved” the Pfizer jab for Covid. In doing so standing alone they have broken the law and thus have irrevocably destroyed their authority and any reason for anyone to ever do anything based on them ever again.”

    Yay! So can we get rid of another Derp State power center and hand that power back to the people too? Yes we can because without CONfidence, we’ll have to. Considering a more or less endless string of ten-thousnad deaths, billion dollar fines, and suppression of many, many cures, it would do a world of good.

    “I do not expect a staffing shortage,” Porter said.”

    He says after they already have/caused a staffing shortage in hospitals, there are intermittent food shortfalls from staff shortages in meat, etc, but no staff shortage in schools. Right. If there is can we fire you and fine you in court for every child that doesn’t learn each day? Thanks. Wait: no consequences, no “or else”? So you can just say anything you like, do everything that fails, and WE are the ones who pay? What could possibly go wrong with a whole class of humans that are insulated from all consequences? We, their human slaves, having no rights while they fly tax-free private jets with no quarantine to the maskless French Laundry, must make up the shortfall.

    ““You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Now they’ve adopted a corollary: you never want a crisis to end. So they are prolonging the national misery instead of easing it, which could be done with a few simple strategies. Explain to the public that the virus will never disappear but is no longer a mortal threat to the vast majority of Americans. Encourage the minority still at risk to get vaccinated by honestly discussing who is in jeopardy and what scientists have learned about infections. Promote treatments proven to prevent infection and speed recovery while avoiding unproven treatments and mandates that cause collateral damage and generate mistrust.”

    Sounds pretty straightforward. So why can’t we get anywhere near that? Why work so tirelessly to break trust and cooperation?

    Uh, on purpose? I can’t really think of any other reason to do illogical, unworkable things that are certain to work less well and have violent backlash.

    Tired of the discussion. Need to play minesweeper somewhere for the next 3-6 months as I know how this ends. Not interested.

    #85161

    This is starting to look a bit scary.

    israelboost

    #85162
    deflationista
    Participant

    Authorities say Proud Boys members stole the banner that read #BLACKLIVESMATTER from the Asbury United Methodist Church on Dec. 12 and then set it ablaze using lighter fluid and lighters. Tarrio posted a picture of himself holding an unlit lighter to his Parler account and admitted days later in an interview with The Washington Post that he joined in the burning of the banner.

    Rev. Dr. Ianther Mills, senior pastor of the church, told the judge it was an “act of intimidation and racism” that caused “immeasurable and possibly irreparable harm” on the community.

    “His careless act of violence and hatred, targeted at a congregation of individuals with a lived history of social and racial injustice, had the presumably desired effect,” she said. “Asbury was forced to reckon with the very tangible evidence that we continue to live in a world where people radicalize hate based upon race and skin color.

    “When police pulled Tarrio over on Jan. 4 on the warrant for vandalizing the sign, officers found two unloaded magazines emblazoned with the Proud Boys logo in his bag. Tarrio said, according to a police report, that he sells the clips and the ones he was carrying were purchased by a customer.

    Tarrio pleaded guilty last month to destruction of property and attempted possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device.

    It was revealed in court records recently that Tarrio had worked undercover and cooperated with investigators after he was accused of fraud in 2012. After Tarrio’s 2012 indictment for participating in a scheme involving the resale of diabetic test strips, he helped the government prosecute more than a dozen other people, the records show.

    #85163

    That Israel graph above (OWID doesn’t say it’s Israel anywhere in the graph, but it’s the only booster nation) becomes even stranger when reading this in the Guardian:

    Israeli officials and scientists have reported seeing infections fall after people began receiving a third vaccine shot. After one of the world’s most successful vaccine rollouts, Israel saw a sharp increase in cases fuelled by the fast-spreading Delta variant. It began a program to deliver a third shot at the end of July, starting with the over-60s.

    On Thursday, it expanded eligibility to 40-year-olds and up whose second dose was given at least five months prior, saying the age may drop further. In the past 10 days, the pandemic is abating among the first age group, more than a million of whom have received a third vaccine dose, according to Israeli health ministry data and scientists interviewed by Reuters.

    You tell me.

    #85164
    absolute galore
    Participant

    From NYT front page:

    The Morning: This is why the F.D.A.’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine took so long.

    I realize it has been many years since the NYT printed much of anything that was not straight out propaganda of some type, but it’s still kind of a shock that they use headlines that are so f-ing misleading. This did not “take so long” it was the biggest rush job in history–even Pfizer’s own timeline said spring of 23 before “studies” (with no more placebo group!!) were “completed.” And I don’t even care if the info is in the article.

    As others have commented, what is so striking is that the reactions around the world are so similar.

    The second half of Carlson’s video talks about surreal stuff happening in New Zealand and Australia. Nuts.
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6269226001001#sp=show-clips

    My son’s birthday is in mid-November and his mother wants him vaccinated that day. In NYS, although I have “joint custody” and he lives with me a few days every week, I only have “input” into medical or schooling decisions, mother has ultimate say. Really, really upsetting. I’ve talked to him a little recently about why I am not getting vaccinated (he’s worried about me) but I need to walk a fine line. I don’t want him to be overly anxious if he must get the shot.

    #85165
    zerosum
    Participant

    Who is listening to TAE
    “full approval”
    violation of the law as well, but nobody cares.

    Vaccinated individuals are blasting out concentrated viral explosions into their communities and fueling new COVID surges. Vaccinated healthcare workers are almost certainly infecting their coworkers and patients, causing horrendous collateral damage. Continued vaccination will only make this problem worse, particularly among frontline doctors and nurses workers who are caring for vulnerable patients. Health systems should drop vaccine mandates immediately, take stock of COVID-19 recovered workers who are robustly immune to Delta and consider the ramifications of their current vaccinated healthcare workers as potential threats to high risk patients and coworkers.

    A preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet

    Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3897733
    Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant Among Vaccinated Healthcare Workers, Vietnam
    31 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2021

    While moderating the symptoms of infection, the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill at first, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders.

    This phenomenon may be the source of the shocking post-vaccination surges in heavily vaccinated populations globally.
    ——-
    “Waning immunity”
    vaccine efficacy wanes over time
    it can dramatically change the risk-benefit calculus.
    Israel says vaccine efficacy has dropped to 39%.
    ——–
    this “full approval” voids all other vaccine EUAs for Covid-19. That is, under the law the Moderna and J&J instantly became illegal to offer or use within the United States.
    ——-
    Got infected by Delta. There is exactly zero medical benefit I can derive from the jabs.
    Sterile immune to the virus as a result of said infection and recovery.
    ——
    Good grief, the entire healthcare system is operating on a massive hive mindset where science, and the scientific method, is thrown out the window in favor of ideological outcomes and self-fulfilling prophecies. The fact that the researchers and doctors, apparently under the payroll of the pharmaceutical companies that have a vested financial interest in the vaccine outcome, lost the control group on purpose is alarming. Of course, Big Pharma will promote the vaccine as beneficial, and the controlled media will promote that message with a complete disconnect from the clinical trial details, and the FDA will grant approval on results that were intentionally constructed to produce only one outcome.
    ———–

    With Pfizer Likely to Get FDA Approval Monday It’s Worth Remembering Pfizer and Moderna Lost The Clinical Trial Control Group Testing Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

    Ultimately, the natural immunity process will be of greater overall benefit than vaccinations which will require continual boosters to deal with the ever-evolving variants (a similar approach to dealing with reoccurring and evolving flu strains). Dr. Malone provided support for his position with concurrence from the leading U.K. Vaccinologist in Great Britain, Sir Andrew Pollard (SHORT VIDEO):
    ———–
    • Pentagon To Mandate Covid-19 Vaccinations For All Military Personnel (RT)
    ———-

    #85166
    expatkiwi
    Participant

    So, I live in France and I ordered IVM and Azithromycin from our friend over at Kachhela but it’s been a bust. It’s been stuck in customs for over a month now. At first it showed as being held for ‘missing invoice/illegal shipment’. Finally I got in touch (sort of) with a human who told me that it was being held as a counterfait. Sounds like major BS to me.

    #85167
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Thanks again TAE wonderful info. The Josh Mittledorf article on statistical fraud has a few very interesting comments that challenge my views a little (using numbers and math – Deflationista).

    #85169

    FDA2027

    #85170
    a kullervo
    Participant

    The steps towards eternal life:
    1st. Take the jab
    2nd. Kill the anti-vaxxers

    Ready or not, living in interesting times is our curse/predicament… may the ones who are going to live forever enjoy the ashes…

    #85171
    zerosum
    Participant

    Top of all social/economic structures

    Influencers
    Enforcers
    Enablers
    Motivators

    A government is a system of order for a nation, state, or another political unit. A government is responsible for creating and enforcing the rules of a society, defense, foreign affairs, the economy, and public services.

    #85172
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Today’s episode of “Political Ironies: Everything they say is a lie” is the week’s iconic photo of the Saigon embassy, re-cycled in Kabul with pre-staged messages from Ol’ Joe that “this is not Saigon.”

    PostIt
    https://nypost.com/2019/04/23/new-book-reveals-truth-behind-this-famed-fall-of-saigon-photo/

    Except for one leeetle thing: That is not the American military, that’s not the Embassy, and that’s not the last flight from Saigon. Other than that, all good! Totally true.

    So, think about THAT when you think about the new totally staged, psyop meme-fest out of Kabul. Totally true? Or just as false?

    Who’s the audience here? Who’s the director? What’s the message, the product being sold? All heil America and our main product: Bulls–t.

    #85173
    a kullervo
    Participant

    @deflationista

    Nice try, but once a fool, always a fool.

    #85174
    Germ
    Participant

    Worth a listen.

    Dr. ANDREW BOSTOM ON MATT ALLEN ON PFIZER FDA ‘APPROVAL’

    #85175
    teri
    Participant

    Shit’s fucked up and shit.

    #85176
    Germ
    Participant

    @ expatkiwi

    I just received an order of Melatonin from Kachhela in the UK.

    So far, so good.

    Now awaiting another multi-product order.
    Fingers crossed.

    #85177
    zerosum
    Participant

    FDA approval is the Gold Standard – Biden
    (Proof not needed)

    #85178
    zerosum
    Participant

    Extending Aug 31 deadline
    YES
    1. Remove local opposition to Taliban rulers
    2. Remove useless mouth to feed
    3. Donate more armament to Taliban
    4. Evacuation of military
    5. Release gold and oversea bank accounts
    6. Many aid workers do not want to stop their efforts to help the people and will become hostages
    7. Specialist needed to stay and operate infrastructures (airports, essential services)

    #85179
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Vax mandates are a cruel stick to beat people with by Carol Markowicz writing in the New York Post

    Twitter cheers when an unvaxxed conservative dies and uses that fact against the right. When three Broward County, Fla., teachers died on the same day, their deaths were cited to attack Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for refusing to mandate masks in schools. Rarely mentioned in news stories is that the school had not yet opened.

    .

    #85180
    absolute galore
    Participant

    From Reuters:

    Scientists said booster shots are having an impact on infections, but other factors are likely contributing to the decline as well.

    “The numbers are still very high but what has changed is that the very high increase in the rate of infections and severe cases has diminished, as has the pace at which the pandemic is spreading,” said Eran Segal, data scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and an adviser to the government.

    “This is likely due to the third booster shots, an uptake in people taking the first dose and the high number of people infected per week, possibly up to 100,000, who now have natural immunity,” Segal said.

    According to Doron Gazit, a member of the Hebrew University’s COVID-19 expert team which advises government, the rise in cases of severely ill vaccinated people in the 60 and older group has been steadily slowing to a halt in the last 10 days.

    “We attribute this to the booster shots and to more cautious behaviour recently,” Gazit said.

    More than half of those over 60 have received a third jab, according to the Health ministry.

    The rate of new severe cases among unvaccinated patients 70 and older is now seven times that of vaccinated patients, and the gap will continue to grow as long as infections rise, according to Gazit. Among those over 50, that gap is four-fold.

    “We are optimistic, but very cautious,” Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz told public broadcaster Kan on Sunday. “It gives us more time, slows the spread and we’re moving away from lockdown.”

    But even if the boosters are slowing the pandemic’s pace, it is unlikely to fend Delta off entirely.

    Dvir Aran, biomedical data scientist at Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology, said that while cases are retreating, other measures are needed alongside boosters to stop the pandemic. “It will take a long time until enough people get a third dose and until then thousands more people will getting seriously ill.”

    And this subhead is interesting: BOOSTER VS LOCKDOWN
    So, you can take the booster or we impose lockdown. You decide. (And is your neighbor behaving?)

    Full article: Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta

    #85182
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Well, according to today’s links on RealClearPolitics.com, both CNN and USA Today are calling for employers to mandate the Clot Shot. I find myself a lot more receptive this morning to the idea that the 2020 Election was stolen from Donald Trump, because if that had in fact happened, then of course for-realz-yo enemies of the people of this country like CNN and USA Today would cover it up.

    #85183

    Wait, Dr. Robinson et al, could you guys please listen to Dr. Richard Urso, who says here in the first few minutes that IVM doesn’t work (but he still keeps using it), and he has a better protocol?! I have no time right now.

    #85184
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    “One third has said they won’t comply. Maybe this is where the real fight will happen.”

    I was really young when the Vietnam War ended, but wasn’t officers getting fragged something that happened right before the decision was made? Hmmm…..

    #85185
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Bill Maher comes out against forced vaccination. Is that like a fragging moment?

    #85186
    deflationista
    Participant

    @a kullervo:

    Oh yes. Posting the truth is… problematic for you? Dude steals a BLM flag from a black church. He burns it. He then pleads guilty to it all. He gets punished. And the analysis and insinuation here is that these facts don’t matter, and we should just look at it as the government having more allegiance to BLM flags than to the US flag. There is always a little bit of context left out of the discussions here.

    #85187

    Let’s clone Fauci three more times
    To ensure that he will dwell
    In the fourth, the seventh, eighth and ninth
    Of the rings in Dante’s hell.

    I’m open to other ring suggestions as well- heresy, gluttony…

    #85188

    There is always a little bit of context left out of the discussions here.

    Like he worked for the FBI and they incited the entire non-show. Left out.

    #85189
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Pfizer is on it, no worries. Pfizer prez:

    “Every time that the variant appears in the world, our scientists are getting their hands around it,” Bourla told FOX News’ America’s Newsroom cohosts. “They are researching to see if this variant can escape the protection of our vaccine. We haven’t identified any yet but we believe that it is likely that one day, one of them will emerge.”

    Pfizer CEO says COVID-19 vaccine-resistant variant likely to emergeThe company has not yet found a variant escaping protection of the vaccine, CEO Albert Bourla said

    #85190
    absolute galore
    Participant

    If someone stole a Put the Christ back in Christmas banner from a Catholic church and burned it, would they get 5 months in jail for it? Or is the BLM burning carrying some political weight? I’m thinking a fine and community service would cover something like this. Maybe an anger management class or two? I’m genuinely curious, it seems like an unusually harsh punishment. What kinds of jail sentences were meted out during the rioting in Portland, etc? I believe certain property was damaged and burned. Any attempts to find out who did it and bring them to justice?

    #85191

    The virus has 30 proteins. The vaccine tackles 1. Natural immunity tackles all 30. Place your bets, gents and gals.

    #85192
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    McCullough and study preprint
    251 times the viral load — but it appears all study participants were vaccinated, so it is a comparison of delta and prior to delta, not vaxxed vs. unvaxxed. And vaccine was astra Zeneca, so in casual conversation it could be pointed out that it may not be the same in US where mostly mRNA vaccines were used.

    ~~~~~~~

    Re the delta variant aka vaccine side effects

    Indications are that there is a delta variant. Totally possible that delta is being used to shield us from seeing a class of vaccine reactions…such obfuscation is really easy when there are two huge variables (virus, vaccine,) about we still have such time limited data.

    I’ve been informed of a second person at my church with long Covid. She is younger than I by a little…and has some mysterious illness that caused her to quit her job a few years ago. (I didn’t inquire as to the nature of the illness.). Still, it seems to indicate that long Covid may be associated with comorbidities. But, I can’t help but wonder whether or not these two women were vaccinated, and the vaccination date relative to the long Covid.

    I have an aunt who is schizophrenic and institutionalized. They had been struggling the last few years to get her meds balanced. Basically, too much and she has hand tremors, too little she is paranoid and delusional. At the start of the year she was finally stable: little to no tremors, not paranoid, not delusional. In the spring she had her two Covid jabs. In the spring the tremors started back up again, worse than ever before. She cannot walk because she can’t keep her balance. I’ve asked my mother to get the dates of onset and vaccination from the institution, which she has not yet done. The institution believes that the new problems are because of problems with the medicine. I suspect that it is vaccine injury.

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    @ John Day
    Nice blog photo yesterday and very nice squash haul. 🙂
    What are the large, tall, broad leaf plants in your squash patch? I’m not familiar with them.

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    The proud boys leader will be treated like a hero by his crew for enduring punishment that seems outsized to the crime (burning stolen cloth.) This “justice” will be used to recruit many more to their cause. A system of restorative justice would have a better chance at addressing the underlying problems. What is (likely) really going on is that the proud boys members have legitimate grievances that are being scape goated onto folks of differing skin color. The proud boys need to learn that the people with different skin color are not the underlying cause of their grievances, they need to see the individual humanity of those with different skin color so that they feel their common humanity — and that both groups are actually dealing with the same underlying problems.

    Oh, oops. But then TPTB couldn’t use the proud boys and BLM folks to distract and divide the nation. Can’t have that! Best to just throw the proud boys leader in jail. And, better to have the proud boy guns pointed at darker skinned folks than at “the 1%.”

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    @ absolute galore
    Regarding your coparent having final say for medical decisions — I am SO sorry!
    You can try to point out that although it has “approval” the clinical trials are not over, we don’t know long term effects, (Myo/pericarditis study not ending till 2025!).
    Get him tested for antibodies & t-detect — not sure how your parenting agreement is worded, but mine (I have joint legal, none with final say) says that if other parents consent is unreasonably withheld for medical stuff I can go ahead and do it if I pay on my own. Now…I wouldn’t push it for something truly dangerous — but it is just blood tests! Even without final say you may be able to get those done over her objection. If he shows immunity, suggest that this makes vaccination more dangerous and/or irrelevant.
    Argue that at age 16 he is not at risk — why not just wait two more years and let HIM make the decision and shoulder the consequences. (Or is he turning 12?)
    Point out that if he becomes disabled that both of you, the parents, will be financially liable for his care for the rest of your lives. (Think: 12 year old girl paralyzed in Pfizer trial.). Point out that because of this vaccination is more than just a medical decision, it is a potential long-term financial burden that she is potentially imposing upon you. If he is turning 12, the vaccine does not have approval, and there will likely be no payout from the federal vaccine injury fund — and no recourse to sue Pfizer. Suggest that if she insist on vaccination that she agree to bear the sole financial responsibility for his needs once he is 18 should he be incapacitated by the vaccine.
    You can likely file for mediation. Do it days before his birthday, to delay the vaccination.
    If all of this fails, arrange it so that he is vaccinated in a time period where you can prophylax and follow up vaccination with ivermectin to (hopefully) blunt the ability of the damned spike protein to damage his body. Start giving him vitamins that look like ivermectin pills so you can substitute when the time comes, or stick it in his orange juice. (Try it yourself, find a way to mask the taste.)

    Good luck. I’m trying to plan for what to do when my boys turn 16 next year should the HS mandate vaccination…

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    deflationista
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    Riiiight, Raul. I left that out, didn’t I?

    Oh….. actually I didn’t:

    It was revealed in court records recently that Tarrio had worked undercover and cooperated with investigators after he was accused of fraud in 2012. After Tarrio’s 2012 indictment for participating in a scheme involving the resale of diabetic test strips, he helped the government prosecute more than a dozen other people, the records show.

    But somebody else did.

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