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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)








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


“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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    John Day

    In further news-of-John, the Federally Qualified Health Center where I work (18 cumulative years, now) is experiencing more cognitive dissonance now about my treating people with ivermectin-based-therapy.
    I have been email communicating with the Medical Director, a good human, who feels like a brother, and the Director of Adult Medicine, who is a good human and feels like a sister. I am not ethically able to do less than or other than my best for each patient. I can and will document more thoroughly that I discussed standards of care in the US (which I do contrast to India and Mexico already). I will document that. I am not averse to monoclonal antibody infusion, and have referred for it, but it is cumbersome, only helps in the first 5 days of symptoms, and can not really stand on it’s own, more as an adjunct to ivermectin et. al. I will document discussing/offering it.

    A new twist was the mention that I am prescribing ivermectin “outside of a clinical trial”. It would be easier for administration if I were enrolled in a clinical trial, it seems.
    I have just initiated communication with a doctor doing just such a trial, and enrolling physicians.
    I will chase this at least as hard as a mutt dog chases an ice-cream truck, and maybe for longer.
    We’ll see how this tack fares in the uneven winds and seas.


    My sister texted me last night about DIY quinine. Apparently, “quinine water” can be made from grapefruit rind.
    So, here is DIY malaria treatment, with other uses as well.

    Dr. D

    More my speed:

    “Brian Williams Tearfully Recounts Clinging to Outside of Airplane to Escape Kabul” –BBee

    Now why they “reflexively” not trust us?

    Greek doctors would be 180,000 doctors laid off in American terms. Will that cause problems? Nah, only for Greeks. They all die and the insurance management is doing fine, so what the problem? It’s just like Obamacare, but bigger.

    Figmund Sreud

    Here we go, … newest from Canada. From The Beaverton:
    Conspiracy confirmed: doctors made “vaccine deal” with government in order to save your life

    OTTAWA – A conspiracy theory surrounding a secret vaccine oath between Canadian doctors and the government has been confirmed, revealing medical professionals are pushing vaccinations in order to save your life.

    According to @I_BleedRednNavyBlue_Oilers4Ever, the reddit user first unearthed the conspiracy after holding his health card up to the light and discovering a hidden symbol: the smirking devil emoji. […]

    … continues at:

    Conspiracy confirmed: doctors made “vaccine deal” with government in order to save your life


    John Day

    It looks like Australia is synchronizing it’s social norms ahead of the Chinese takeover.


    userzoid- It’s the time zone thing again- the date of the post is 21 august but it showed up in august 20. Post 84781

    Your day has been hard-
    I can see in your eyes.
    There’ll be no reward
    Putting up with the lies.
    Put yourself in a comfortable place.
    See the smile on a comfortable face.
    When it feels like you’re losing the light
    I’ll be there through the night.

    My parents said know-
    Know that someone still loves you.
    You feel so alone-
    See the people around you.
    Let your tears be the sign of your heart-
    Soothing tears is a natural art;
    When it feels like you’re facing the end
    Know that I’ll be your friend.

    When life seems too hard,
    Close your eyes and breathe deeply.
    Imagine yourself
    In a place that so sweetly
    Marches on in a confidant way-
    People laugh, children joyfully play.
    There’s a place where we all get along-
    Singing our own private song.

    Turns out my mp4 was too big (6mb), so now I am trying to figure out how to compress it or even make a tinier file size by doing it again. Apple! It’s intuitive!

    Sorry Ilargi, to use your site like this, but man, when this hits the big time….!! 😉


    @ dimitri

    “ Is Malone controlled opposition?”
    My view? No. He just has trained himself to use the scientific method. Conclusions follow and are drawn from hypothesis, experimentation, and results. He doesn’t have a knee-jerk “vaccines are bad” reaction. He is not assuming vaccines are bad and then hunting every piece of evidence that supports that position and that discredits the opposite position (that is what lawyers tend to do.) And, I am sure, that for him, he will rest easier at night if there is a silver lining — a benefit — for those who have taken the mRNA vaccines that build upon technology that he pioneered.

    For me, are the vaccines bad?
    Well, they were released to the public with extremely limited safety and effectiveness data.
    When they don’t kill or injure someone in the first few weeks, they do give significant protection for several months.
    They don’t prevent infection nor transmission, so the vaccines are useless as a mass tool for public health — they can help a specific subset of the population that is at severe risk from Covid.
    Based upon this new study, the vaccines reduce the risk of long Covid. Long Covid tends to affect primarily people with additional comorbidities, suggesting again that they are useful for a small subset of the population with specific pre-existing maladies.
    Since the vaccines have a nasty habit of killing or creating significant adverse reactions that are sometimes a permanent diminishment of health in people who are otherwise healthy and who likely would have survived Covid (and avoided long Covid) with no intervention, widespread use of the vaccines by the population is foolhardy.


    userzeroid- sorry about the misspelling.

    Dr. D

    New Cure for Covid, certain to work:


    Courtesy, Armstrong,

    Previous article points out the fevered attempt to save their bailouts and market/nation breaking negative rates by using Covid to reset, print all, swap shattered pensions with a $2k UBI, etc.


    @ John Day

    My doc did not want me to tell anyone that I got an Ivermectin prescription from him. He was worried that he would be hassle with paperwork.


    @my parents – no worries! Zoid is good. Those darned kids called me that, it has a nice ring to it. I thought zeroid sounded a bit like a monsters name that could rival godzilla (hehe)

    I put down the song as best as I can (like Phoenixvoice described) so you might be able to see how it’s done. It probably isn’t exactly how you heard it but it is a darn sight closer than a EWF tune!

    Might not upload since the last one I tried attaching didn’t work but here goes


    Here’s another try on the piano-
    Thanks all.



    what are you trying to do? you can send me an audio file in an appropriate format at contact at the automatic earth dot com


    Struggling today. I wrote this in response to an email from a friend. I am thinking that it will probably not be beneficial to me to actually include it in the email. But I need to share it:

    My friend wrote:
    I suppose just as you have a right to evaluate self risk, you may face the rights of others to shun you?
    My respose:
    It sure is a good thing that the Bill of Rights protects the rights we have to shun others.  No cake-maker shall ever again be mocked for refusing to make a cake that is for a gay couple’s wedding.  The unvaccinated can stay unvaccinated, but they will not be permitted to enter any public spaces whatsoever — and they may not exercise out of doors.  The unvaccinated can use curbside pickup at libraries and hang outside them to use the wifi.  They can use pick up services rather than entering our stores and home school their children.  If anyone wants to, they can live in all-white enclaves where only English is spoken.  We can have segregated schools, segregated buses, segregated restaurants, and segregated drinking fountains.  We can have a society of rigid castes, where everyone knows their place — the unvaccinated assuredly will reside down towards the bottom.  We can remove the children of the indigenous from their parents and school them in strict boarding schools so that we can “kill the Indian but save the child” — it’s really for their benefit — they need to be Christian in order to make it into heaven.  The Nazis really had a great thing going — we can now continue the eugenists dream.  

    We do all of this so that the vaccinated never have to fear catching covid from the unvaccinated.  Instead, they will only catch covid from their fellow vaccinated folks.  This is just. Amen and amen.

    “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, deeply segregated, with liberty and justice for the vaccinated.”

    Thanks for reading.

    Mister Roboto

    I suppose just as you have a right to evaluate self risk, you may face the rights of others to shun you?

    I possess the distinct advantage of wanting to be shunned by self-important prats. 🙂


    It seems companies demanding mandates is losing steam in the US. I know my company was considering the idea but realized too many people would leave, particularly those in the plants that actually make things. Speaking with some friends at other manufacturing companies gives me the same impression. I think the reasoning is purely financial, though seeing more discussion in mainstream sources about how natural immunity is better gives me the hope that this push is fizzling.
    Based on the article on Greek doctors and nurses above as well as comments here, it seems like the healthcare industry is the loudest one still pushing for mandates.
    Anyone else seeing this lessening in their own personal experience? The opposite?

    Mr. House

    “It seems companies demanding mandates is losing steam in the US.”

    Maybe, but i think they’ll then mandate weekly testing and insurance will not cover the costs of the test. So if a test runs at 200$ and you have to do it weekly, thats a nice chunk of your paycheck. Remember, this isn’t about public health, its about compliance.

    Mr. House

    I’m in healthcare so that might only be in healthcare, but who knows. Healthcare knew back in feb of 2021 that boosters would be needed. Funny they haven’t been telling the public that. ITS ALL ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH, WE CARES ACT ABOUT YOU 😉


    Mr. House – to your point “this isn’t about public health, its about compliance’ – perhaps healthcare needs the mandates because employees in that field are the most qualified to call bullshit.

    Mr. House

    I’d argue unless you’re a Dr. or a Nurse, you’ve got a busy work job in healthcare for the most part. I mean the people displaced by deindustrialization had to go somewhere right? Higher Ed, healthcare, FIRE, these industries have their uses, but they’ve all gone out of control with fully sanctioned .gov support. Lots of BS in healthcare that nobody calls out, hard to bite the hand that feeds.


    Speaking of quinine, I posted this before but no one replied, so I am going to give it another go:. I’ve read this study and it mentioned cinchona extract (the source of quinine) . Would it hurt to add such extract to the preventive regime along with vit D, etc etc? Any known side effects? Cheers.

    Mr. House

    Plus most people like to think of themselves as “good people”, and in our modern society a lot of the value is in your “job”, maybe that’s always been the case, i dunno. But most will never notice that things concerning their job that are bad, they’re good people! As i’ve grown as a person and held different jobs, i really began to understand better what Ward Churchill said after 9/11 when he called people in the world trade center little eichmans.

    Mr. House

    Its funny, i’ve had coworkers who were “friends” watch you get bullied on the job. They say all the right things to you, but never stick up for you. Now they post on faceborg how they’re getting the jab, not because .gov or their work tells them to, but because they care about you! round and round and round we go.


    @Dr. D – Douglas Adams who wrote Hitchikers Guide had a similar theory as to how Earth was colonised. (If I recall correctly from the radio program) the main character, Arthur Dent, ends up back in time throigh a wormhole and discovers a spaceship that was a forwarding party from an “endangered” planet some light uears from Earth. While speaking to the various people who came from spaceship no. 2 (filing clerks, accountants, lawyers, politicians, administrators) it becomes apparent that they were told to leave first as the imminent danger required “immediate evacuation”. Upon further enquiry, Dent asks “who were the people who were left behind in spaceship 1, to follow you?”

    “Oh, those were the craftsmen. You know, carpenters, architects, musicians, painters, people who built things. That kind of thing”

    Dent: “and you still haven’t heard from them?”

    “No. It’s been two years now and still no word from them. I do hope they are alright and made it out in time”

    Food for thought

    Figmund Sreud

    Herd Immunity… IMPOSSIBLE to reach even with high vaccine uptake!

    Yes, … synopsis: You’re going to catch it. I’m going to catch it. It seems inevitable whether in the UK, US or wherever you are.

    Even if vaxd you can get it and transmit it on.
    [though vaxd low likelihood you end up in hospital or the morgue]

    – Prof Andrew Pollard, Oxford vaccine team

    “Important announcement” by UK Doc Campbell, Aug 31, about 15 min:

    Follow up news stories on the Oxford Professor’s study:

    shirt> happens, I guess.



    Ernst Wolff – Uncovering the Corona Narrative – Aug 2021—summary:3

    Mister Roboto

    Maybe, but i think they’ll then mandate weekly testing and insurance will not cover the costs of the test. So if a test runs at 200$ and you have to do it weekly, thats a nice chunk of your paycheck. Remember, this isn’t about public health, its about compliance.

    In other words, a jizya.


    > Remember, this isn’t about public health, its about compliance. <

    Hear hear. It’s also about making compliance *very difficult*, with ever-changing rules.

    “Are you compliant enough / corporo-woke™ enough / subservient enough to keep out of the Gulag for today?”



    That whole chapter was really quite hilarious. From my recollection of reading the book, they had hitched onto spaceship #2 (Spaceship #1 didn’t exist, but was the excuse used to kick the PMC off the planet, as the PMC were the sole “threat” to the planet.) and that ship crash landed on the “New Earth” in its uninhabited by humans age. And the white collars did what white collars do. Talk about nothing but their careers, attempt control over the others, and chase currency (which for the new planet they agreed would be leaves). While Dent and Ford were doing what was needed for survival, the PMC would constantly grab leaves from trees attempting to be “rich.” Ford noted, “My god, they’ve gone insane.”

    More food for thought there.


    Pro Vaxx Victory nears

    Arkansas inmates say the were guinea pigs for Ivermectin
    No mention of whether it was effective or not.

    : No prescribing or dispensing Ivermectin except in trials
    I suppose ‘dispensing’ means you can’t get it from a pharmacy any more unless you’re willing to contract head lice.

    I’ve never seen the MSM go after anything with such ferocity. If Ivermectin caused a fraction of the adverse effects the vaccines do it might be understandable. The claim, I suppose, is that it’s keeping people from getting vaxxed and so pure evil since the vaccines are the good of all goods. Without Ivermectin (and hydrocholoroquine, etc.) people would have no choice but to get vaxxed or die and the age of Aquarius could finally dawn.

    absolute galore

    Remember a couple weeks back, when the WSJ published an opinion piece that was favorable to Ivermectin? For about 5 minutes, we thought Ah, finally, the narrative is turning around. Instead, they’ve doubled down and there is a hit piece every day now, mostly bloviating around the same one or two anecdotes, as well as associating the drug with “right wingers” “anti-vaxxers” “conspiracists” and others truly on the fringe. Tying us into the pre-existing antivax movement is disingenuous but very effective, unfortunately. I really don’t want Robert Kennedy being used to represent my views, and in my opinion it hurts the argument against these vaccines.

    Deflationeesta asked why didn’t they attack the other drugs that Joe Rogan took. Because they are not as dangerous to the narrative, while Ivermectin’s use and popularity continues to grow, and needs to be discredited by all means available. The fact that they harp on the veterinary use of the drug almost exclusively should tell any sane person that they have no real desire to look at “the science” but are content to make jokes–“the horseplay continues” etc.

    The battle lines appear to have hardened, and I don’t see anything on the horizon that will change this–even if some of the bad stuff being speculated about the vaccines comes to pass, there is just too much trickery and control for it to have an impact on the vaccinated, and they have too much invested–they can’t unvax themselves. Most will go in for more a la the boosters.

    I took my 11-year-old son and his friend of the same age to a minature golf and arcade place on Monday. The new school year came up, and masks, and then vaccines. My son’s friend will be going for his on his birthday,”but I won’t really get to do all the normal stuff until I get the third shot.” About the most horrifying and depressing thing I’ve heard in a long time. My son, whose birthday is in November, will also be getting a birthday jab–I have joint custody in name only, in NYS one parent must be designated custodial, and it is most often the mother. He is not necessarily as gung-ho, since he knows his dad is unvaxxed and will remain so. I just do not want to create too much anxiety for him at this point.

    The fact that the majority is already blatantly ignoring basic known facts such as that the vaccinated get and spread the virus has already created an Alice in Wonderland madness that grows more insane by the day. Unfortunately I think it will get a lot worse before it gets better. I read an opinion piece in the NYT today by two people who work for the ACLU explaining why mandates do not violate any civil rights or freedoms. I might agree, if this were the Black Plague and the vaccines were sterile.

    Veracious Poet

    CCP Cracks Down On “Incorrect Politics” & “Effeminate Men” In Show Business

    Two government ministries, including the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), and an industry association published fresh guidelines on Thursday,

    The NRTA, a ministry level body, said it will strengthen regulation of stars’ salaries and punish tax evaders. It also said it would weed out any content in cultural programmes that it deems to be unhealthy.

    Besides criticising the culture of celebrity worship, authorities and state media have criticised male stars who favour heavy make-up andcarefully styled hair and project a feminine image, saying Chinese boys should become more manly.


    FS – they Cambell video made me loose my cool. The virus as Endemic! Who knew? I’m so glad the experts are here to tell us important info.
    So Sweden gets a big apology now? Australia says – ‘Oh no we’re doing it wrong’

    John Day your comment re Australia getting lubed up for China Soc Credit system seems fair but we are still in the 5 eyes are we not?

    he Australian parliament has just passed a Bill, (which grants them, and their SPY agencies, the ability to hack, delete, alter, or ADD information to your emails, messages, and Social media accounts, for whatever reason they deem necessary), called “the identify and disrupt,” act!”

    This act empowers them to target, frame, and incarcerate anyone “they” consider to be a threat to their BELLIGERENT CV tyranny and stated narratives.


    A little anecdote, since I found I should get another antigen test. The previous weekend I attended a NASCAR race where the tickets were included in a career fair for sports jobs. Rules stated masks were required indoors where the event took place, but mask-wearing was hierarchical. Candidates, yes; executives and hiring managers, no. After the event, I ditched the mask to watch the race (given they were $110 tickets for only $20 after the registration fee) among 60,000 other people, very few who had masks on. I have a second cousin that lives in the Daytona area (and all into the narrative) who warned me to mask up as many were “sick” there. A warning which I ignored for the most part. The only real risk I took was leaving along the escalators within a crowd as happens with major events.

    Testing here in Florida is really happenstance, with Walgreens and CVS not having appointments but the drive through hasn’t looked busy at all. So I just checked my O2 levels and heart rate which didn’t change from normal for me (97-98% and 65-75 bpm respectively), upped the VIT D to 4000 IU/day for 5 days until I could get to the county testing center. Rapid antigen test was negative again and no vax nor masks, just lived almost as normal. Even the last health care facility I entered didn’t give me a hard time about not having a mask. The monoclonal antibody regimen mobile units set up by DeSantis might have something to do with the change in enforcement and my doctor’s quick agreement with my concerns about the vax at my last visit, but then I also have to wonder about whether past coronavirus exposure (like with the common cold or possible exposure to covid within the 18 months here) has given me some type of natural immunity. Three times I thought I might have been exposed and three negative tests will do that. Yet still the media pushes. I agree with absolute galore in that it will get worse before it gets better. If it gets better.

    Doc Robinson

    expatkiwi: “…cinchona extract (the source of quinine) . Would it hurt to add such extract to the preventive regime along with vit D, etc etc? Any known side effects?”

    “…routine consumption of this herbal medicine by healthy people to prevent COVID-19 is not recommended because of the possibility that it may lead to various harmful events.”

    from Traditional Herbal Medicine Candidates as Complementary Treatments for COVID-19: A Review of Their Mechanisms, Pros and Cons

    4.3. Cinchona sp

    Cinchona trees (Chincona L., Raiatea) from the Andean mountain forests have valuable benefits as a particular component of the trees contains bioactive compounds that can heal fever. This beneficial effect was first discovered by Jesuit missionaries and gradually expanded throughout the world [51]. The bark of the trees produces quinine alkaloids, which were also an effective treatment of malaria for more than several centuries. Quinine has a mode of action that is similar to that of chloroquine, a synthetic antimalaria agent to treat malaria. Thus, it is known as a chloroquine analogue…

    Although the extract of the cinchona tree might not directly lead to CSS, a systematic review reported by Liles et al. showed that there is a couple of general adverse reactions caused by quinine, such as immune-mediated reactions and toxic reactions. The documented damage involves organ systems including haematologic manifestations: thrombocytopenia and haemolytic anaemia; dermatologic manifestations: photosensitive eczema; systemic reactions: hypotension and anaphylaxis; cardiac manifestations: chest pain and pericarditis; liver toxicity: elevated serum transaminase; kidney manifestations: thrombotic microangiopathy, nephritis, and acute kidney injury [62].

    Quinine is rarely categorised as an immunomodulatory agent, but it has immunostimulant and immunosuppressant activities against viral infections. When quinine effectively intensifies the production of the well-known cytokine IFN-α, it functions as an immunostimulator to inhibit viruses. Otherwise, quinine inhibits the release of TNF-α and has an immunosuppressant effect. These two different activities may have a beneficial effect on people who are infected with COVID-19. However, routine consumption of this herbal medicine by healthy people to prevent COVID-19 is not recommended because of the possibility that it may lead to various harmful events.

    Mister Roboto

    The fact that the majority is already blatantly ignoring basic known facts such as that the vaccinated get and spread the virus has already created an Alice in Wonderland madness that grows more insane by the day. Unfortunately I think it will get a lot worse before it gets better. I read an opinion piece in the NYT today by two people who work for the ACLU explaining why mandates do not violate any civil rights or freedoms. I might agree, if this were the Black Plague and the vaccines were sterile.

    Things have changed to the point where I’m not even offended by the sight of the Confederate Flag anymore. (And I have to admit, I always thought it was pretty bad-ass from a purely aesthetic standpoint!)

    Mister Roboto

    This is probably going to seriously put off people who are averse to “woo”, but a commenter at JMG’s website did two Ogham divinations (Ogham is similar in concept to the Runes) about the fate of the vaxxed and the fate of the unvaxxed. I think the timing might be a little off, but if this is at all accurate, we could be looking at a very different picture compared to now by the time the Yuletide rolls around.


    “One of the most annoying aspects of the current measures supposedly created “against the pandemic” that we have been subjected for almost two years now is the insistence that everything is done “for our own good”, as if governments and big companies were strict but caring parents, and we were just unruly or disobedient children who don’t really know what they need.

    It brings to mind CS Lewis’ warning about that most oppressive of tyrannies, “a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims.”

    The abusive stepfather needs to get his desserts. Of course, it’s always our fault, until we decide otherwise.

    “It’s all for your own good”


    @ctbarnum, it’s not the abusive step father. He will let you leave if you want, in fact he will kick you out. It’s the devouring mother that is the more apt comparison. Does everything for you, never lets you make your own decisions, never lets you fail, feeds you, clothes you, and finally consumes you,

    Maxwell Quest


    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For that link to the Ernst Wolff speech. Your link wouldn’t function, but I found the video here and I’m so glad I took the time. This guy nails it, ties it all together, and I heard many echos of our own Heir Docktor in Ernst’s words.

    It’s a must watch if one wants to fully understand how Covid fits into the larger picture. The current insanity then all makes perfect sense.

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