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Covid-19 Spike Protein Binds To And Changes Cells In The Heart (BHF)
Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in a Highly Vaccinated Health System Workforce (NEJM)
How Many Fully Vaccinated Mass. Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID (NBC)
Covid-19 Vaccines Killed More People In 8 Months Than Covid-19 In 18 Months (DE)
Sydney Covid Patient In Hospital After Overdosing On Ivermectin (G.)
Joe Rogan Has Covid – And His Treatment Will Make Health Experts Feel Ill (G.)
Washington Nationals VP To Resign Over Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate (Hill)
5,895 Unvaccinated Health Workers Suspended in Greece (GR)
Chicago Gets Schooled On Vaccine Mandates (Gato Malo)
German Companies Cannot Ask About Employees’ Covid Vaccination Status (RT)
Covid Policy Skeptic Sues Big Tech, Feds For Censoring Social Media Posts (JTN)
Biden Manufactured Weeks-long False Narrative On Afghanistan (JTN)
6 in 10 Say US Has ‘Seriously Gone Off On The Wrong Track’ (Hill)

 

 

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British Heart Foundation. Oddly, not one word about the vaccine-induced spike proteins. But the dangers are glaringly obvious.

And putting stuff into your blood that makes this happen is simply a very bad idea. We should stop it.

Covid-19 Spike Protein Binds To And Changes Cells In The Heart (BHF)

The spike protein found on the surface of Covid-19 virus cells causes changes to cells in the small blood vessels of the heart, according to research we funded presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that the spike protein binds to cells called pericytes which line the small vessels of the heart. This binding triggers a cascade of changes which disrupt normal cell function, and lead to the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This happened even when the protein was no-longer attached to the virus. There is some previous evidence to suggest that the spike protein can remain in the blood stream after the virus has gone and travel far from the site of infection.

In this study, researchers only studied pericytes from the small blood vessels within the heart. However, pericytes are found within small blood vessels all over the body, including in the brain and central nervous system. This latest finding may start to help explain the effect of the virus on organs away from the site of the Covid-19 infection. Researchers took small vessel cells from the heart and exposed them to the spike protein. They found that the spike protein alone was enough to disrupt normal cell function, and lead to the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. They then blocked the CD147 receptor and found that this prevented the spike protein from causing some of the changes to the cells. However, the inflammation continued.


Now the researchers hope to find out if a drug blocking CD147 in humans can help to protect people from some of the complications arising from Covid-19. Professor James Leiper, our Associate Medical Director, said: “Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge for the cardiovascular research community. There is still a lot that is unknown relating to how the virus can impact our health in the long term, but this research brings us one step closer to better understanding how Covid-19 affects the heart and circulatory system and may ultimately lead to new ways to protect the heart.

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Number of fully vaccinated went from 16,426 to 16,492 from June-July. Hardly moved at all.

But the percentage of cases in fully vaccinated workers jumped from 33.3% to 75.2%. Riddle me that.

Vaccine effectiveness plummeted from 94.3% to 65.5%. In one month. No idea how that is possible when vaccination numbers almost stood still.

Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in a Highly Vaccinated Health System Workforce (NEJM)

In December 2020, the University of California San Diego Health (UCSDH) workforce experienced a dramatic increase in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. Vaccination with mRNA vaccines began in mid-December 2020; by March, 76% of the workforce had been fully vaccinated, and by July, the percentage had risen to 83%. Infections had decreased dramatically by early February 2021.1 Between March and June, fewer than 30 health care workers tested positive each month. However, coincident with the end of California’s mask mandate on June 15 and the rapid dominance of the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant that first emerged in mid-April and accounted for over 95% of UCSDH isolates by the end of July (Figure 1), infections increased rapidly, including cases among fully vaccinated persons. Institutional review board approval was obtained for use of administrative data on vaccinations and case-investigation data to examine mRNA SARS CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness.

UCSDH has a low threshold for SARS-CoV-2 testing, which is triggered by the presence of at least one symptom during daily screening or by an identified exposure, regardless of vaccination status. From March 1 to July 31, 2021, a total of 227 UCSDH health care workers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by reverse-transcriptase–quantitative polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-qPCR) assay of nasal swabs; 130 of the 227 workers (57.3%) were fully vaccinated. Symptoms were present in 109 of the 130 fully vaccinated workers (83.8%) and in 80 of the 90 unvaccinated workers (88.9%). (The remaining 7 workers were only partially vaccinated.) No deaths were reported in either group; one unvaccinated person was hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2–related symptoms.

Vaccine effectiveness was calculated for each month from March through July; the case definition was a positive PCR test and one or more symptoms among persons with no previous Covid-19 infection (see the Supplementary Appendix). Vaccine effectiveness exceeded 90% from March through June but fell to 65.5% (95% confidence interval [CI], 48.9 to 76.9) in July.

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Compare:

“..The breakthrough cases represent just a small percentage — about 0.43% — of the more than 4.5 million people who have been vaccinated..”

and:

“Breakthrough infections again accounted for about 40% of all cases reported in Massachusetts last week..”

How Many Fully Vaccinated Mass. Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID (NBC)

Nearly 20,000 fully vaccinated Massachusetts residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 130 of them have died, according to the latest state data on breakthrough cases published Tuesday. The Department of Public Health has tracked a cumulative 19,443 confirmed COVID-19 infections among those fully vaccinated in the state to date and a total of 144 deaths. The breakthrough cases represent just a small percentage — about 0.43% — of the more than 4.5 million people who have been vaccinated and the deaths an even smaller percentage — just 0.003%. In the last week alone, 3,074 new breakthrough cases — infections in people who have been vaccinated — have been reported.

Health officials said 651 of the new breakthrough cases resulted in hospitalization, or about 0.01% of all fully vaccinated individuals. Breakthrough infections again accounted for about 40% of all cases reported in Massachusetts last week. The number of new breakthrough cases announced each Tuesday has climbed each week since DPH announced the initial batch of 7,737 breakthrough infections on July 31. Dr. Philip Landrigan, director of the Global Public Health Program at Boston College, told The Boston Globe last month that the rise in breakthrough cases “reflects the fact that the delta variant is loose in the population, and it reflects the fact that there’s a lot of virus circulating around.”


Experts also told the Globe the increase in breakthrough cases is attributable to diminishing immunity from the COVID-19 vaccines, emphasizing the need for booster shots in the coming months. Tuesday’s report pushed the state’s cumulative confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 709,599 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,874.

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I like my predictions coming true within a few hours, but this feels like cheating. It appears to compare apples (UK) and oranges (Scotland).

Covid-19 Vaccines Killed More People In 8 Months Than Covid-19 In 18 Months (DE)

There can no longer be any doubt that the Covid-19 injections are more deadly than the alleged Covid-19 virus itself thanks to a raft of official Public Health and Government data available, confirming more people have died due to the Covid-19 vaccine in 8 months than people who have died of Covid-19 in 18 months. NHS data for England shows that since March 2020 up to the 12th August 2021 a total of 3,743 people have allegedly died of Covid-19 who had no other pre-existing conditions which include dementia, chronic kidney disease, chronic pulmonary disease, chronic neurological disease, and heart disease.

Whilst official data provided by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that just 704 people have died of Covid-19 in the whole of Scotland who had no other pre-existing conditions between March 2020 and July 31st 2021.

However, data released by Public Health Scotland shows that between the 8th December 2020 and 11th June 2021 a total of 5,522 people died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 injection with 1,827 deaths being due to the Pfizer jab, 3,643 deaths being due to the AstraZeneca jab, and 2 deaths being due to the Moderna jab.

This means that in just 6 months nearly 8 times as many people died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine than people who died of Covid-19 (704 deaths) in 18 months in Scotland. Whilst 1.5 times as many people died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland than the number of people who have died of Covid-19 (3,743 deaths) in 18 months in England. Even when adding the number of people who have died of Covid-19 in both England and Scotland together; which comes to 4,447 deaths in 18 months, there have still been 1,075 more deaths within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland. Public Health England have so far refused to publish the number of deaths within 28 days of a having a Covid-19 vaccine in England, claiming they do not hold the data despite their counterparts in Scotland being able to provide it.

But based on the number of deaths seen in Scotland and adjusting to the population for England we estimate that the number could have been as high as 57,470 in England by the 11th June 2021. There are of course those that will argue that using the number of deaths within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine does not mean the person died due to the Covid-19 vaccine. They are of course correct, but these will be the same people that believe a death that has occurred within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test is definitely a Covid-19 death. Which is why we’d like to point these people to the data provided by the MHRA Yellow Card scheme, which shows more people have died due to the Covid-19 vaccines in 8 months than the number of people who have died of Covid-19 in the whole of Scotland in 18 months.

As of the 11th August there have been 293,779 adverse reactions and 501 deaths reported to the MHRA against the Pfizer mRNA injection. As well as 813,622 adverse reactions and 1,053 deaths reported to the MHRA against the AstraZeneca viral vector injection. The Moderna mRNA injection meanwhile has caused at least 41,274 adverse reactions and 14 deaths as of the 11th August 2021. This vaccine has also mainly been administered to younger adults who are least at risk of suffering debilitating disease if infected with Covid-19. Around 1.4 million people have received the Moderna jab which means at least 1 in every 33 people have suffered and adverse reaction and at least 1 in every 100,000 people have sadly died.

The overall number of deaths due to all three jabs now stands at 1,596 when including the 28 deaths that have been reported where the brand of vaccine was not specified. Therefore 892 more people have died due to the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK in 8 months than people who have died of Covid-19 in Scotland in 18 months. But it’s also important to remember that the MHRA have stated just 10% of serious adverse reactions are reported to the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.

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The Guardian continues its Orange Man Horse Dewormer Bad campaign, and thinks the headline will do the trick. The worst the article itself can do is: “The patient didn’t get severe toxicity from taking the ivermectin cocktail, “but it didn’t help their Covid either”..

Sydney Covid Patient In Hospital After Overdosing On Ivermectin (G.)

A Covid-positive person in Sydney was admitted to Westmead hospital suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea after overdosing on ivermectin and other drugs ordered online. Westmead hospital’s toxicologist, Naren Gunja, said the case was part of a growing trend the hospital was seeing of people taking unproven online cures for Covid. The patient didn’t get severe toxicity from taking the ivermectin cocktail, “but it didn’t help their Covid either”, he said. “There’s no evidence to support the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19. Don’t look for magic cures online, and don’t rely on what’s being peddled on the internet, because none of them work.” The New South Wales chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, said on Thursday that people should only take health advice from a healthcare practitioner before taking medication.


“It is important to seek the best health advice. Our doctors in Australia are across the literature in terms of what drugs and therapies are useful in Covid,” she said. “Please listen to them.” Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication, is only approved for use in Australia for medical issues such as river blindness, scabies and roundworm infections. The growing trend as an unauthorised Covid drug stems in part from its promotion among rightwing politicians and media outlets in the United States, which has flowed into the same groups in Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday said there had been a shortage of Stromectol 3mg ivermectin tablets in August, and said there had been a tenfold increase in detections of people seeking to import the drug.

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More Guardian comedy. Joe Rogan got better in a day, and one of the things he took is ivermectin. But that’s bad!

Joe Rogan Has Covid – And His Treatment Will Make Health Experts Feel Ill (G.)

Joe Rogan, the host of Spotify’s most popular podcast, has contracted Covid, he announced on Wednesday. He says he is feeling better – but his health update undoubtedly made health experts instantly sick. On Instagram, the podcaster, who professes not to be “an authority on health” but has discouraged young people from getting the coronavirus vaccine, said that he had “immediately thrown the kitchen sink” at his infection. Among the many medications he used, he said, was ivermectin, a drug used to deworm horses. Rogan, described by the New York Times as “one of the most consumed media products on the planet”, has legions of devoted followers.

Some episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience have boasted tens of millions of downloads, and his recommendations for everything from supplements to shaving supplies can be a godsend for companies. That’s why his apparent endorsement of a medicine totally unproven as an effective treatment for Covid-19 is concerning. Though ivermectin can be prescribed to target parasitic infections in humans, the US Food and Drug Administration has not approved the drug for use against the coronavirus. In large doses, the FDA warns, it can be dangerous, with side effects including “nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension (low blood pressure), allergic reactions (itching and hives), dizziness, ataxia (problems with balance), seizures, coma and even death”.


But after an Australian study last year that found ivermectin could kill Covid in a lab, chatter about the drug has exploded online. Politicians and rightwing talkshow hosts have promoted it – even as the very researchers behind the study warn against it. In the US, prescriptions for the drug have soared from 3,600 weekly before the pandemic to more than 88,000 in a week last month, per CDC data. At the same time, poison control centers have seen calls related to ivermectin explode, reaching five times their usual rate in July, the Washington Post reported. Rogan’s announcement is not his first widely criticized tango with ivermectin. The 22 June episode of his podcast features an interview with Dr Pierre Kory, who testified to US senators in December about ivermectin and called it a “miracle drug”.

Joe Rogan

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Mass delusion.

Washington Nationals VP To Resign Over Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate (Hill)

Washington Nationals Vice President Bob Boone will resign over the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Boone informed the team that he will resign instead of complying with the mandate, which applies to all non-uniformed employees, sources told ESPN and The Washington Post. Boone, who was a star catcher for decades before becoming a manager and executive, served with the Nationals since 2005, and is currently vice president and senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo. He is the father of former professional baseball players Bret Boone and Aaron Boone, who now manages the New York Yankees. The Nationals’ vaccine mandate went into effect Aug. 12, according to ESPN.


It was one of the first teams to require staff to be vaccinated. Non-playing full-time employees, such as coaches, executives and staff, had until Aug. 26 to provide proof of their first vaccination or apply for an exemption. According to the Post, which first reported Boone’s resignation, employees who have not complied are on unpaid administrative leave. They now have until Sept. 15 to comply or have their contracts terminated. Boone told the newspaper that he and team are “unfortunately” parting ways. But Boone is not the only shakeup for the team. According to the Post, the Nationals also told eight scouts that their contracts will not be renewed next season, two because of unwillingness to comply with the mandate.

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All for a vaccine that doesn’t work, and worse.

Wow, they want to hire scabs: “In order to cover any loss of staff, the Greek Health Ministry has proposed hiring healthcare workers on three-month contracts.”

Don’t think that will fly.

5,895 Unvaccinated Health Workers Suspended in Greece (GR)

5,895 unvaccinated health workers have been suspended or are in the process of being suspended from working in Greece. The suspensions follow a new law that mandates vaccines among healthcare workers, under penalty of suspension from their workplace. The Suspension Commission of the Council of State, Greece’s top administrative court, rejected applications that were submitted by healthcare workers attempting to block the law mandating employees in the national healthcare system be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) has submitted an appeal to completely annul the law. The appeal will be reviewed by the court’s plenary on October 8th.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decided in July that all healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, who work in public and private hospitals and health clinics would be required to get their shot by the first of September. The law had already set in on August 16th for those working in elder care facilities. Starting today, healthcare workers who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19 will be put on unpaid leave in Greece. Any healthcare workers — including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and administrative support staff in private or public hospitals, clinics, and care facilities — who refuse to be vaccinated will lose their social security during their unpaid leave if Parliament approves the motion.


The suspension without pay will last until the person receives the vaccine or “as long as the pandemic lasts,” according to a statement from the Ministry. In order to cover any loss of staff, the Greek Health Ministry has proposed hiring healthcare workers on three-month contracts.

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Shot. Chaser.

Chicago Gets Schooled On Vaccine Mandates (Gato Malo)

here’s a fun story from jalopnik:

“About 2,100 students, including 990 in special education, were given no more than two days’ notice that their bus route no longer existed. District officials said they received word Friday from the private companies with which they contract for bus services that 73 drivers had resigned because they refused to abide by CPS’ vaccine mandate, which requires all employees and contractors to get shots by Oct. 15. The requirement was announced more than two weeks ago.” The claim of “only 73 drivers resigned” is a bit misleading. this makes it sound low. it’s not. it’s nearly 10% of drivers. and they are now 500 drivers short.


“Only 73 drivers are believed to have resigned over vaccine requirements, but the district had recently adjusted routes to account for an existing shortage of drivers. The district now has 770 drivers which is still 500 drivers short.” These are 100% own goals. Drivers were already tight because, as in so many industries, hiring is impossible despite vast un and under-employment. the reserve price of labor has been blown into the stratosphere by high jobless benefits baked into covid response. They then exacerbated this further by (quite literally) decimating their ranks by demanding vaccination. Even the good kitten saw this coming.

Every parent of every kid that was affected by this should be livid. This is an epic fail of government policy. This is what happens when you break markets and predicate outcomes on ideology and performative solutions lacking in sound basis. Get this stopped and rolled back now. You do not want to wait until this hits the hospitals.

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Meanwhile, elsewhere in the EU:

German Companies Cannot Ask About Employees’ Covid Vaccination Status (RT)

Germany’s labor minister has said companies will not have the right to ask staff to reveal their Covid vaccination status, though “pragmatic solutions” may be required for sectors deemed a higher risk for transmitting the virus. Speaking to broadcaster ARD on Wednesday, German Labor Minister Hubertus Heil shared that there will be no general right for employers to access information that discloses staff members’ Covid vaccination status. “We must act according to the rule of law. Acting under the rule of law means that an employer is not entitled to information about health data…[and] is also not allowed to look at the medical records of an employee, because this is very personal data,” the minister said.

Heil added, however, that he is “in favor of finding pragmatic solutions” for workplaces that are at a greater risk of transmitting Covid, namely prisons, hospitals, and care homes. This could mean requiring employees to show that they have either recovered from coronavirus, been vaccinated, or have tested negatively. The labor minister’s remarks coincide with Germany’s cabinet ruling on the same day that companies must allow their staff to take time off work to get their coronavirus jabs. German bosses have recently been applying pressure on the government to grant them the power to ask workers whether they are inoculated or not.


Thilo Brodtmann, the head of the German Engineering Federation, said on Tuesday that “employees must do everything they can to reduce the risk of infection to zero,” and “this includes at least an obligation to provide this information.” Neighboring France has been riddled with weeks of protests against a government decree that will require workers from certain sectors – such as firefighters, medical workers, caregivers, and certain soldiers – to get vaccinated by September 15 or risk penalties.

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Brave, but …

Covid Policy Skeptic Sues Big Tech, Feds For Censoring Social Media Posts (JTN)

An influential COVID policy skeptic followed through on his threat to sue Facebook for suspending his account this summer based on a graphic he posted: “Masking Children is Impractical and Not Backed by Research or Real World Data.” Identified in a recent MIT paper as one of a handful of “anchors” for the anti-mask network on Twitter, Justin Hart also named Twitter, President Biden, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as defendants in the lawsuit. “When the federal government admits to conspiring with social media companies to censor messages with which it disagrees, as it has in this case, both the government and the private companies are guilty of unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination,” it says.

Five days after Facebook suspended Hart’s account, which he also used for business, Twitter suspended his account for commenting on a CDC report that 70% of infected people were wearing masks, according to the suit. “We know that masks don’t protect you … but at some point you have to wonder if they are PART of the problem,” he wrote. Murthy and White House press secretary Jen Psaki publicly disclosed “within days” of the two removals that the feds were pressuring social media to remove “misinformation super-spreaders” and that White House “senior staff” were directly contacting the companies.


The suit cites Murthy’s 22-page advisory asking technology platforms to monitor and stop distribution of views such as Hart’s, through algorithm changes, increased staffing of content moderation teams, imposing “clear consequences” for violators and amplifying “trusted messengers and subject matter experts.” In addition to the First Amendment claim for “state action” against Hart’s posts, the suit claims HHS and OMB are violating the Freedom of Information Act by missing their statutory deadline to provide him requested records relevant to the suit.

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“And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

Biden Manufactured Weeks-long False Narrative On Afghanistan (JTN)

The long saga of the Russia collusion scandal — during which law enforcement, media, political operatives and intelligence assets manufactured a two-year illusion of a Trump-Russia conspiracy that did not exist — raised questions about a new era of political warfare in which false realities could be foisted upon the American public. The bungled, bloody U.S. exit from Afghanistan now has some fearing the Biden administration practiced deception by omission and commission to create a two-month false narrative that misled Congress and the American public by making the situation in and around Kabul look better than it was.

Two powerful pieces of evidence emerged this week that strongly suggest the Afghan exit wasn’t just a case of incompetence but rather an intentional effort to use PR lipstick to disguise a Biden plan that was secretly willing to accept chaos and stranded Americans as a possible outcome to avoid further military casualties during the exit. On Wednesday, Reuters published a leaked transcript of a call that quoted Biden asking the soon-to-flee Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to offer a narrative to change the “perception” of the Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan, “whether it is true or not.” “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden is quoted as telling the Afghan president. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

The White House did not dispute the account of the July 23 call, even though it suggested that an American president asked a foreign leader to assist in creating a potentially fake story. Earlier this week, Biden administration officials also conceded the president granted himself a waiver to avoid providing Congress this summer a legally required report on the dangers of withdrawing from Afghanistan, leaving lawmakers mostly in the dark about a situation in which U.S. confidence in the Afghan government and military rapidly deteriorated.

One act of commission, another of omission that clearly created false expectations and impressions and empowered the president’s top aides — from Jen Psaki at the White House to John Kirby at the Pentagon — to make pronouncements like: • Every American who wants to come home will be able to do so before Aug. 31. • Every Afghan loyalist in danger could be evacuated. • The Afghan army could hold Kabul for months after the U.S. departed. In the end, none of those pronouncements were true, and the plan failed. Scores of Americans, thousands of Afghan loyalists and $85 billion in prized U.S. military hardware were left behind, Kabul fell to the Taliban before Americas’s departure, and 13 U.S. troops were killed in the single bloodiest American tragedy of the Afghan war in a decade.

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And that’s with a rose-colored press.

6 in 10 Say US Has ‘Seriously Gone Off On The Wrong Track’ (Hill)

About 6 in 10 U.S. voters believe that the country has gone “pretty seriously” off “the wrong track” as President Biden faces a wave of criticism over his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to a new Politico-Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. The study, conducted from Saturday to Monday, found that 61 percent of respondents believe the country is on the wrong track, compared to just 39 percent who say the country is “going in the right direction.” The survey also found a record-low overall approval rating for Biden at 47 percent, with 49 percent saying they disapproved of the president’s job performance overall.

When it comes to Biden’s policy on Afghanistan, 61 percent of respondents said they either “somewhat disapprove” or “strongly disapprove” of the president’s performance, with 30 percent saying they either strongly or somewhat approved of how he addressed the situation. The poll, which included responses ahead of Biden’s announcement Monday that the U.S. had completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, found that an overwhelming 72 percent did not think the troop removal was going well, with just 22 percent saying it was going “very” or “somewhat well.”


Despite the criticism on Biden’s job performance overall, survey respondents were more likely to have a favorable view of the president’s decision to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. According to the poll, 50 percent of American voters either strongly or somewhat supported Biden’s decision, with 41 percent indicating some level of opposition to the move. Biden has faced mounting bipartisan criticism over his withdrawal from Afghanistan, especially as anywhere from 100 to 200 American citizens remain in the country following weeks of the U.S. military’s operations to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies.

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    Henri Matisse Laurette in a green robe1916   • Covid-19 Spike Protein Binds To And Changes Cells In The Heart (BHF) • Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 2 2021]

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    Veracious Poet
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    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    V. Arnold
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    On February 2, 1996 Ivermectine was approved for human use:
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-09-01-fact-check-fda-approved-ivermectin-humans-1996.html?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com&utm_campaign=dbr

    Lies on top of lies, on top of more and more lies…the layers of the onion are infinite in the West…
    Find those you can trust and believe, and hold them dear…

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    absolute galore
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    When I went to the site, they somehow signed me up for their “Good Morning” email:

    Just how easy is it to get ivermectin?

    The anti-parasite drug has been all the rage in right-wing circles, where due to some questionable logic and a reflexive fear of authority, a shocking number of people have begun taking the version meant for livestock and soiling themselves in public to own the libs. It’s all a little… unbelievable.

    So Salon’s Nicole Karlis set out to see for herself: just how easy is it to get ivermectin?

    The short answer? Shockingly easy.

    A constellation of telehealth providers have popped up to satisfy the skyrocketing demand for ivermectin, despite the fact that there’s no good evidence it even works in the first place. It’s basic supply and demand, I suppose, driven by an overzealous right-wing media ecosystem happy to trade the health of its audience for the advancement of a purely ideological project.

    For a fee, and a few short minutes filling out online paperwork, Karlis was able to book an appointment over the phone with a doctor. But the doctor never even called — instead, he had gone ahead and written the prescription anyways.

    Find out what happened next by reading the full story here.
    This is how easy it is to get ivermectin, the dewormer drug that conspiracists say cures COVID-19Telehealth platforms make it easy to get off-label prescriptions of the anti-parasitic drug with bad side effects

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    Rather certain Joe got jabbed. So another breakthru case, funny, they don’t mention that in the article.

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    Oroboros
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    Oroboros
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    Marge Simpson says

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    absolute galore
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    From the Salon email: The anti-parasite drug has been all the rage in right-wing circles, where due to some questionable logic and a reflexive fear of authority

    Actually that would be a well-earned mistrust of “authority.”

    It’s kind of amazing, the complete subjugation of the liberal cause and its media by the Deep State.They are literally acting as pr and thought police and propaganda ministry for Big Pharma, the “health industry” and the same bloodstained fools that dragged us through Afghanistan, are printing money in the White House basement, and do not understand the first thing about Limits to Growth and dwindling resources, instead they constantly spew out technofantasies like Mars, hydrogen, electric everything, universal income, modern monetary theory, racial programming, Pick Your Gender programming, blah blah blah. So yeah, I’m fearful in the sense of coming upon a demented sociopath clown playing with a loaded machine gun….

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    absolute galore
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    “…the dewormer drug that CONSPIRACISTS say cures Covid 19”

    They must love the double duty of that slur—Conspire plus bonus racists.

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    absolute galore
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    However, coincident with the end of California’s mask mandate on June 15 and the rapid dominance of the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant that first emerged in mid-April and accounted for over 95% of UCSDH isolates by the end of July (Figure 1), infections increased rapidly, including cases among fully vaccinated persons.

    Was it the end of the mask mandate, or the start of the summer, when, like Florida, more Californians spend indoor time in airconditioned spaces with no real circulation?

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    Oroboros
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    Time to get the Jab!

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    Oroboros
    Participant

    Bidet Biden

    #86061
    Oroboros
    Participant

    ..

    #86062
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    In Oz we are seeing a growing number of MSM warnings about this dangerous ivermectin. Its safety record is of course never mentioned. The people must not be allowed to make up their own minds. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

    Well, yes it is. But I don’t mind warnings but I do mind that they’re totally one-sided. No recgnition, no possibility of alternatives. There is only one true god, whose name is vaccine. Do we see a form of medical idolatry in all this? An overblown faith in the ability of medical technology to solve this problem, and by extension all health problems? I think I do.

    In the graphic near the top of this edition, I think the most telling argument is that if the vaccines are so safe, why do the manufacturers have no liability? Flies in the face of just about all other consumer protections — and we the people are consumers of vaccines as much of anything else.

    Res ipsa loquitur, I think.

    #86063
    absolute galore
    Participant

    From National Propaganda Radio:
    Rogan says he took a drug the FDA urges people not to use

    That included taking ivermectin, a deworming veterinary drug that is formulated for use in cows and horses. While a version of the drug is sometimes prescribed to people for head lice or skin conditions, the formula for animal use is much more concentrated. The Food and Drug administration is urging people to stop ingesting the animal version of the drug to fight COVID-19, warning it can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, neurologic disorders and potentially severe hepatitis requiring hospitalization.

    Sometimes? I think you mean 3 billion times, with a safety record better than Tylenol? And won the Nobel prize for its creators in part for its role in stopping river blindness in, what’s that country again? Oh, right. Africa. The drug that is listed as essential by the WHO.

    Again, I suspect the bad reactions from the veterinary mixes is due to either not understanding the math for figuring dose, or buying a version that includes other medications. I can see this easily happening, as I have been to Tractor Supply and there are a variety of brands, some with just Ivm, some that contain additional medications.

    The real crime is that people are being forced to use the veterinary version due to the demonization of the drug by the FDA and the rest of the medical industry, in service to Big Pharma. Even if the drug does not work as effectively as its proponents claim, it is benign in the extreme in the formulation created for humans. You would think in a pandemic situation that allowing people to use it would be highly encouraged.

    #86064
    oxymoron
    Participant

    This would be funnier if it wasn’t mostly true.

    #86065
    absolute galore
    Participant

    I refer a lot to Ivan Illich. He was a thinker who could see the increasing problems with modern society, and tried in vain to get the world to develop some braking systems. Here is part of a review of Medical Nemesis and Limits to Medicine, available as a free pdf in various places online.

    Health, argues Illich, is the capacity to cope with the human reality of death, pain, and sickness. Technology can help, but modern medicine has gone too far—launching into a Godlike battle to eradicate death, pain, and sickness. In doing so, it turns people into consumers or objects, destroying their capacity for health.

    Illich sees three levels of iatrogenesis. Clinical iatrogenesis is the injury done to patients by ineffective, toxic, and unsafe treatments. The book has extensive footnotes and Illich is equally at home with the New England Journal of Medicine and medieval German texts, making him a formidable opponent for the contemporary doctor who might dispute his conclusions. Evidence based medicine is described in these pages, 20 years before the term was coined. Illich also points out that 7% of patients suffer injuries while hospitalised. Yet only in the past few years and in a few countries have doctors begun to take patient safety seriously.

    Social iatrogenesis results from the medicalisation of life. More and more problems are seen as amenable to medical intervention. Pharmaceutical companies develop expensive treatments for non-diseases. Health care consumes an ever growing proportion of the budget. In 1975 the United States spent $95bn on health care, 8.4% of its gross national product—up, Illich noted, from 4.5% in 1962. Predictions published this month suggest it will be $2815bn, 17% of GNP, by 2011. Can this be sensible?

    Worse than all of this for Illich is cultural iatrogenesis, the destruction of traditional ways of dealing with and making sense of death, pain, and sickness. “A society’s image of death,” argues Illich, “reveals the level of independence of its people, their personal relatedness, self reliance, and aliveness.” Dying has become the ultimate form of consumer resistance.

    #86066
    deflationista
    Participant

    I wonder if Joe ‘Ivermectin’ Rogan was on the “new and improved” prophylaxis protocol that was announced after Dr. Pierre ‘Ivermectin’ Kory came down with covid a few weeks ago?

    Maybe a “newer and more improved” prophylaxis protocol will be released in the coming days?

    I don’t know which is dumber:

    1) The article focusing only on ivermectin despite the fact that Rogan took monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, ZPAC, prednisone, NAD drip, and a vitamin drip.

    2) People who think that, out of the “kitchen sink” thrown at Rogan, it was ivermectin that cured him.

    3) Throwing the kitchen sink at something you spent 18 months laughing about on your podcast, suggesting that it was nothing to worry about because he trusted his strong immune system.

    Rumor is that Rogan was vaccinated. I know he was going to take the J&J vaccine, but not sure if her ever did. If so, it makes this whole thing even dumber than it already is.

    #86067
    Mr. House
    Participant

    @Deflationista

    Please answer the question on your comment from 2012 that i asked yesterday. Thank you!

    #86068
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    You would think in a pandemic situation that allowing people to use it would be highly encouraged.

    The character of O’Brien in George Orwell’s 1984 really said it all when he said, “Men are infinitely malleable”. (Keep in mind that Orwell wrote this when it was a commonplace to use “men” in place of “people”.)

    #86069
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #86070
    absolute galore
    Participant

    @deflationista once again mocking anything other than what is fed to them by the “authorities.”

    Taking a “cocktail” of off patent medications is a time-tested way of dealing with difficult illnesses, so not sure what’s so dumb about it. Apparently he is feeling much improved. So either nothing helped, and he is in the 99.whatever percent that survives this disease, and/or it made the illness go away faster, with less damage and perhaps less likelihood of “Long Covid.” No harm No foul.

    #86071
    absolute galore
    Participant

    MSM* Doctor: I see patients coming in all the time, double jabbed and seriously ill. They look at me and beg to try Ivermectin. I hold their hand and tell them the FDA won’t let me, but maybe their relatives could make them some horse paste cupcakes as a last hope before I intubate.

    *Main Stream Medicine, aka, Medical-Industrial Division (MAD) of the U.S. Government.

    #86072
    zerosum
    Participant

    Someone inserted miss-informatio on wiki …. do not trust any references since the start of 2020, because they were written to prevent the use of Ivermectin for covid.
    Check out
    Ivermectin: Revision history
    and decided for yourself

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ivermectin&action=history

    layers of the onion/propaganda

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivermectin
    “During the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation was widely spread claiming that ivermectin is beneficial for treating and preventing COVID-19.[19][20] Such claims are not backed by credible scientific evidence.”

    COVID-19 misinformation
    Ivermectin became a cause célèbre for right-wing figures promoting it as a supposed COVID treatment.[78] Misinformation about ivermectin’s efficacy spread widely on social media, fueled by publications that have since been retracted,[79][80] misleading “meta-analysis” websites with substandard methods,[81][82] and conspiracy theories about efforts by governments and scientists to “suppress the evidence.”[83][84]

    In August 2021, the state of Mississippi announced that 70 percent of recent calls to poison control centers were due to people taking ivermectin in a dose formulated for large animals. State officials urged residents to get vaccinated, in a state where the vaccination rate was among the lowest in the country.[85]
    COVID-19
    This section is an excerpt from COVID-19 drug repurposing research § Ivermectin.

    (Example)
    References
    78. Meslissa Davey (July 15, 2021). “Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns”. The Guardian.

    #86073

    Nice- a Matisse I like! (His colors usually rankle me.)
    Phoenix- yes the capital D is an octave up.
    userzoid- I just listened to “beijo” and I see no connection- but it makes me very interested to hear what you hear in what I tried to transcribe. It looks like I am going to have to try to post an image. First I have to learn to transcribe music. 😉
    Thanks, folks, for “listening”. I think the words (august 21 post) help with the rhythm.

    I can’t recall if this “sanitary coffin” was posted here, but it made me laugh (like one laughs at eerie noises in the dark!)

    I’m surprised HuffPo doesn’t know that ivermectin conquered river blindness.
    The lack of early treatment for Covid was a major factor in pushing doctors to abandon the Narrative.
    I still find it fascinating that anti-parasitics seem to be effective. (HCQ, ivermectin, sweet wormwood, etc.)
    The wormwood link tells of its usefulness in treating a tick parasite, but I recall it being touted early on for Covid, but can’t recall where.

    #86074
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    Today in “Not The Onion, but would that it were”:

    Pfizer Is Now Developing A Twice-Per-Day COVID Pill That Must Be Taken Alongside Vaccines

    #86075

    I still find it fascinating that anti-parasitics seem to be effective. (HCQ, ivermectin, sweet wormwood, etc.)

    Fight Covid by drinking absinthe! Make sure the wormwood content is high enough. It mostly isn’t. (Wormwood=Artemisia absinthium).

    #86076
    zerosum
    Participant
    #86077
    absolute galore
    Participant

    The Guardian’s take on Joe Rogan and Ivermectin Note correction at bottom (you can see what first headline was like by reading URL):

    Though ivermectin can be prescribed to target parasitic infections in humans, the US Food and Drug Administration has not approved the drug for use against the coronavirus. In large doses, the FDA warns, it can be dangerous, with side effects including “nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension (low blood pressure), allergic reactions (itching and hives), dizziness, ataxia (problems with balance), seizures, coma and even death”.

    But after an Australian study last year that found ivermectin could kill Covid in a lab, chatter about the drug has exploded online. Politicians and rightwing talkshow hosts have promoted it – even as the very researchers behind the study warn against it. In the US, prescriptions for the drug have soared from 3,600 weekly before the pandemic to more than 88,000 in a week last month, per CDC data. At the same time, poison control centers have seen calls related to ivermectin explode, reaching five times their usual rate in July, the Washington Post reported.

    Rogan’s announcement is not his first widely criticized tango with ivermectin. The 22 June episode of his podcast features an interview with Dr Pierre Kory, who testified to US senators in December about ivermectin and called it a “miracle drug”.

    But experts strongly disagree, and forcefully warn against self-treating with the medication. “I plead with people to stop using ivermectin and get the vaccine because it’s the best protection we have at this point,” the toxicologist Shawn Varney told the New York Times. “Everything else is risk after risk.” A study touting the drug was withdrawn due to ethical concerns, with the authors apparently having simply used a thesaurus to alter paragraphs from press releases about the drug.

    This article was amended on 2 September 2021 to clarify at first mention that ivermectin can be used to treat both humans and livestock.

    #86078

    Wow, here I go- I hope it works. I can’t sing, by the way- sorry for the sour notes and the nervous tremolo..

    #86079

    Nope- back to the drawing board.

    #86080
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    @absolute wrote:

    “The real crime is that people are being forced to use the veterinary version due to the demonization of the drug by the FDA and the rest of the medical industry, in service to Big Pharma.”

    I had this discussion with a friend the other day when one of those ivermectin hit pieces popped up on her cellphone’s news app. She knew I was planning on using it if I caught Covid, so forwarded the article to me as a cautionary example. My first instinct was the same as absolute’s, that any injuries incurred by those who misused ivermectin products designed for farm animals are on the heads of those running the vaccine show and suppressing off-label therapeutics. In the end, karma will balance it all to the last penny. For those of us who have been following this vaccine psyop from the very beginning, it’s as easy to spot as the propaganda surrounding the Trump Russian collusion hoax.

    Watched the Joe Rogan clip yesterday and was impressed with the results of his “kitchen sink” strategy. I noticed that he also included monoclonal antibody infusions. Just wanted to share that I’ve heard very good things about these, similar to the ivermectin stories. One such was a good friend of my parents who is in her 80’s. She couldn’t shake the virus and was in and out of the hospital until she had the antibody infusion, at which point she quickly regained her health. Didn’t ask which one it was, most likely the Eli Lilly product. Since I have a penchant for attracting respiratory infections, I made a mental note to request it when my Covid time comes.

    #86081
    userzeroid
    Participant

    @my parents

    Ah, now I know that the capital letter notes are higher octaves it changes the melody… I’m sure what I scribbled down here is nothing like your song but it is here for anyone at TAE to have a look at anyway.

    I did try to find your song on august 21st but only found one post from you which was a little dig at the Biden administration. If you post it here or have another crack at sharing your singing the melody I will be more sure of the rhythm. Can write it up for you when I have a spare moment.

    Aside from this… Just another day in paradise. Keep up the good fight, ladies and gentlemen.

    Zappa – the torture never stops

    #86082
    Dimitri
    Participant

    Is Malone controlled opposition?

    #86083

    The Onion is officially out of business

    #86084
    those darned kids
    Participant

    oh, no..

    <deflationista>Raúl, you’ve f#$knin shanked the squid on this one. Worm Paste with a Worm Wood chaser. What’s next, Qanon tips for curing Qovid with Q-tips?! For F$%#%kkks sake!

    Here’s a link to some manipulated data that was poorly collected by people frightened to death of losing their jobs because the whole thing is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates (sigh, why did they have to split?..) that absolutely proves the rather ambiguous thing I’m trying to prove. </deflationista>

    #86085
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    A commenter on the Tweet about Australia said, “This is a 6 month old report, it was one of many proposals from a parliamentary inquiry but it hasn’t gone anywhere since.” Still a good idea to keep an eye on that, though, if you live in Oz.

    #86086
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Re deflationista
    “ The article focusing only on ivermectin despite the fact that Rogan took monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, ZPAC, prednisone, NAD drip, and a vitamin drip.”

    Yes, curiouser and curiouser.

    WHY does the article focus so strongly on discrediting ivermectin when Rogan used multiple therapies to treat Covid? Why are the other therapies used not also discredited? Why is ivermectin singled out? Is there something about ivermectin specifically that the billionaires or or the WEF or their lackeys find threatening?

    It is similar to other oddities going on:

    WHY ignore natural immunity (the WHO even removing it from its definition of her immunity for a few months), lumping the naturally immune in with the “unvaccinated”? This continues despite several published medical studies demonstrating that natural immunity to Covid is broad and durable. If the goal is to overcome Covid for a country…wouldn’t natural immunity be a big part of that? Especially since we are now learning that vaccine inspired immunity is narrow and quickly loses potency?

    WHY encourage pregnant women to be injected with Covid vaccines? I thought we’d all collectively learned our lesson about medical treatments lacking in long term testing for pregnant women with thalidomide and X-rays.

    WHY continue hype the dangers of a virus that is only somewhat more dangerous than the flu for the very elderly and those with significant morbidities, and that is less dangerous than the flu for the young?

    WHY ignore the Nuremberg Code, fudging on the informed consent for the EUA vaccines?

    WHY ignore the thresholds for removing a vaccine from distribution that have been used in the past with roll outs of new vaccines?

    WHY NOT give individual physicians license to use any previously approved drug to treat Covid? Drugs are prescribed off label all of the time. My own son has a condition called EOE — there are no drugs that have been specifically approved to treat this condition, and so he is prescribed budesonide off-label based on a few studies (not RCTs) by some other gastro doctors. The drug appears to be working (the severe symptoms have subsided since he began using it.).
    …..
    WHY is there such a strong push to get everyone jabbed?
    WHY is ivermectin being characterized as “bad?”

    WHAT does all of this lead to?

    The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

    #86087
    John Day
    Participant

    Caleb Wallace, mentioned here last night, recently (no more) of San Angelo, Texas died of COVID Saturday, and was the subject of the schadenfreude expressed by my Buddhist Sangha Sunday morning.
    There is a GoFundMe for his widow, orphaned daughters, and unborn child.
    I made a small contribution.
    I sent this to the Buddhist Sangha, in case any of them is moved to do the same.
    Here it is: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wallace-household-bills

    #86088
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ my parents

    Transcribing music – some tips —
    (1) write the notes on a staff as circles, in order, with more or less equal spacing. Write the words/syllables under the notes.
    (2) Go to your text, set a slower, steady beat (tap, beat with hand in air, or use metronome) sing or speak in rhythm.
    (3) Mark in the text where the beats lie. Does a beat line up with a word or a syllable? If so, mark it. (I like using straight vertical lines for this — it creates a visualization of the beat.). If a beat falls where there is no word, draw lines between the words to indicate the beat.
    (4) Once you have this, sing/speak in rhythm to find the stressed beats — the goal is to determine the time signature, measure locations, and to see if the text starts on beat 1 or some other beat of the measure. Mark the stressed beats and/or measures in the text.
    (5) Transfer the measure information to the written music with the whole notes, writing in bar lines and the time signature. For now, write in quarter rests for beats that occur where there is no text. If a word/syllable clearly lasts less than two beats, color in the notehead and add a stem. If the note is two beats or longer but less than four beats, add a stem.
    (6) sing the song to the written music, refining your notation to fit usual written musical conventions. If your song does not subdivide the beats beyond eighth notes, this is usually pretty easy. If the song includes sixteenth notes or triplets, it can be more complex — expect to need some practice with simpler songs before doing this easily with more complex songs.

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