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Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna Rake In $1,000 Per Second From Covid-19 Vaccine (RT)
Pfizer Strikes Deal For Generic Versions Of Covid Pill For World’s Poor (G.)
Fauci: US Can Get Covid Under Control By Next Year With More Jabs (G.)
More People Died In Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Trial Than Reported (Berenson)
Dutch Lockdown Cost-Benefit Analysis: “Costs Are Disproportionately High” (DS)
How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll (IC)
Support Dr. Paul Marik & the Hippocratic Oath (Capuzzo)
8 Dead, 100 Infected at Almost Fully Vaccinated Connecticut Nursing Home (NBC)
States Vote To Compensate ‘Vaccine-related Injuries’ Due To Mandates (RT)
Judge Nap Warns Federal Government Crosses Constitutional Lines (Cambone)
Biden DOJ Activated Counterterrorism Division Against Protesting Parents (ZH)

 

 

 

 

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They suck you dry and you treat them like saviors.

Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna Rake In $1,000 Per Second From Covid-19 Vaccine (RT)

The top three Covid-19 vaccine makers are making around $65,000 per minute as wealthy nations snap up their products, while plans to offer the jab to poorer nations at a discount have largely fallen through, new research reveals. “It is obscene that just a few companies are making millions of dollars in profit every single hour, while just two percent of people in low income countries have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus,” the African Alliance and People’s Vaccine Alliance Africa declared on Tuesday. Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna are making $65,000 every minute off the sale of their blockbuster Covid-19 vaccines, the organizations revealed on Tuesday, noting that the firms have off-loaded the majority of their jabs to wealthy countries.

The pharma trio will have realized $34 billion between them, the NGOs calculate, with sums that work out to $1,000 per second or $93.5 million per day. Despite these prodigious profits, a whopping 98% of people in low-income countries remain unvaccinated, according to People’s Vaccine Alliance Africa (PVA) and the African Alliance. The organization added that while Pfizer and BioNTech had delivered less than 1% of their supply to low income nations, Moderna had done even worse, meting out just 0.2% of its own supplies to low-income nations.

“Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna have used their monopolies to prioritize the most profitable contracts with the richest governments, leaving low-income countries out in the cold,” the African Alliance’s Maaza Seyoum told MedicalXpress on Tuesday. While AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson were more successful in distributing their jabs on a not-for-profit basis, they plan to wind down that arrangement in the near future, foreseeing an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. The PVA has called for Big Pharma to temporarily suspend intellectual property rights regarding Covid-19 vaccines, waiving intellectual property rights under a World Trade Organization agreement, but wealthy nations like Germany and the UK have blocked that move.

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They’re saints!

Paxlovid does the same ivermectin does, but not nearly as good. It does cost 100 times more.

Pfizer Strikes Deal For Generic Versions Of Covid Pill For World’s Poor (G.)

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world’s least-wealthy countries. Pfizer will allow generic manufacturers to supply its promising Paxlovid pill to 95 low-and middle-income nations covering about 53% of the world’s population, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Under the licensing agreement deal struck with the global Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Pfizer – which also produces one of the most widely used Covid vaccines with German lab BioNTech – will not receive royalties from the manufacturers, making the treatment cheaper. The agreement is subject to the oral antiviral medication passing ongoing trials and regulatory approval.

Interim data from ongoing trials demonstrated an 89% reduction in the risk of Covid-19-related hospitalisation or death compared to a placebo, in non-hospitalised high-risk adults with Covid-19 within three days of symptom onset, said Pfizer. Similar results were seen within five days of symptom onset, it added. The Geneva-based MPP is a United Nations-backed international organisation that works to facilitate the development of medicines for low-and middle-income nations. If approved, the pill could be on the market in “a matter of months”, MPP policy chief Esteban Burrone told Agence France-Presse. Pfizer also said Tuesday that it was seeking an emergency use authorisation, or EUA, in the US for the Covid pill. Pfizer will forego royalties on sales in all countries covered by the agreement while Covid-19 remains classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization.

Paxlovid, or PF-07321332, is an investigational antiviral therapy designed to block the activity of the Sars-CoV-2-3CL protease – an enzyme that the coronavirus needs to replicate. Taking it together with a low dose of HIV medicine ritonavir helps slow the breakdown of PF-07321332. It therefore remains active in the body for a longer period at a high concentration, to help combat the virus. “We believe oral antiviral treatments can play a vital role in reducing the severity of Covid-19 infections, decreasing the strain on our healthcare systems and saving lives,” said Pfizer chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla.

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He says this about twice a year. Who needs a sales rep when you have Fauci?

Fauci: US Can Get Covid Under Control By Next Year With More Jabs (G.)

Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases public official in the US, said on Tuesday that if America further ramps up vaccination rates and those already immunized take booster shots that it is feasible Covid-19 could be reduced from a pandemic emergency to endemic status next year. More than 70% of adults in the US are fully vaccinated. Fauci said if a lot more Americans take the vaccines, and if the US makes boosters available for everyone, the country could get control of the virus by spring of 2022. But with his forecast Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to Joe Biden, was acknowledging what experts now widely believe: that Covid-19 cannot be eliminated and will likely become endemic, meaning it will always be present in the population to some degree, such as the flu or chickenpox.

Booster doses of the vaccines are vital for reaching the point where falling infection rates allow the disease to be downgraded from the current pandemic public health emergency to the status of endemic, Fauci explained in an interview on Tuesday during the Reuters Total Health conference. “To me, if you want to get to endemic, you have got to get the level of infection so low that it does not have an impact on society, on your life, on your economy,” Fauci said. “People will still get infected. People might still get hospitalized, but the level would be so low that we don’t think about it all the time and it doesn’t influence what we do.” Even to get to that point, many more people need to take the vaccine for the first time and others need to get boosters, he added.

Booster shots are currently available – at least six months after completing prior vaccination – to the immunocompromised, those 65 and older and other people at high risk of severe disease or frequent exposure to the virus through their jobs or living situations. Some states and New York City have already expanded booster availability more widely than the federal recommendations. An influential US panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss on Friday expanding eligibility for booster shots to all adults, which could make the shots available as early as this weekend. “Look what other countries are doing now about adopting a booster campaign virtually for everybody. I think if we do that … by the spring we can have pretty good control of this,” Fauci said.

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We’ve accepted far too many Big Pharma internal trials as gospel.

More People Died In Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Trial Than Reported (Berenson)

On July 28, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech posted a six-month data update from their key Covid vaccine clinical trial, the one that led regulators worldwide to okay the shot. At a time when questions about vaccine effectiveness were rising, the report received worldwide attention. Pfizer said the vaccine’s efficacy remained relatively strong, at 84 percent after six months.It also reported 15 of the roughly 22,000 people who received the vaccine in the trial had died, compared to 14 of the 22,000 people who received placebo (a saline shot that didn’t contain the vaccine). These were not just Covid deaths. In fact, they were mostly not from Covid. Only three of the people in the trial died of Covid-related illnesses – one who received the vaccine, and two who who received the saline shot. The other deaths were from other illnesses and diseases, mostly cardiovascular.

Researchers call this datapoint “all-cause mortality.” Pfizer barely mentioned it, stuffing the details of the deaths in an appendix to the report. But all-cause mortality is arguably the MOST important measure for any drug or vaccine – especially one meant to be given prophylactically to large numbers of healthy people, as vaccines are. Although the researchers released their update in July, the data was already more than four months old. They had stopped collecting information about deaths as of March 13, the “data cut-off.” But even at the time, their figures were somewhat troubling. In their initial safety report to the FDA, which contained data through November 2020, the researchers had said four placebo recipients and two vaccine recipients died, one after the first dose and one after the second.

The July update reversed that trend. Between November 2020 and March 2021, 13 vaccine recipients died, compared to only 10 placebo subjects. Further, nine vaccine recipients had died from cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes, compared to six placebo recipients who died of those causes. The imbalance was small but notable, considering that regulators worldwide had found that the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines were linked to heart inflammation in young men. (I reported accurately on this study on Twitter on July 29, and the next day Twitter suspended me for a week for doing so, the fourth of my five defamatory “strikes” for Covid “misinformation.”)

At best, the results suggested that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine – now pushed on nearly a billion people worldwide at a cost of tens of billions of dollars and ruinous and worsening civil liberties restrictions – did nothing to reduce overall deaths. Worse, Pfizer and BioNTech had vaccinated almost all the placebo recipients in the trial shortly after the Food and Drug Administration okayed the vaccine for emergency use on Dec. 11, 2020. As a result, they had destroyed our best chance to compare the long-term health of a large number of vaccine recipients with a scientifically balanced group of people who had not received the drug. The July 28 report appeared to be the last clean safety data update we would ever have.

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So they start another lockdown.

Dutch Lockdown Cost-Benefit Analysis: “Costs Are Disproportionately High” (DS)

In a post written back in August, I said the following: “To my knowledge, no Western government has published a cost-benefit analysis of lockdown (presumably due to what it might show).” While this may have been technically correct – since I said “published” – it appears that at least one Western country did carry out a cost-benefit analysis (though that analysis was never published).According to Dutch newspaper Het Parool, documents obtained via freedom of information request show that the Ministry of Economic Affairs carried out a cost-benefit analysis in March/April of 2020. The FOI request was apparently made by a 66 year old lockdown sceptic by the name of Jan van der Zanden, who just assumed the Ministry of Economic Affairs would have tried to gauge the costs and benefits.

What did the Ministry conclude? In short, that the costs of lockdown far outweighed the benefits. They assumed that one year of lockdown would prevent the loss of about 100,000 QALYs (quality-adjusted life years). And they attached a value of €80,000 to each QALY, which is the typical upper limit applied in analyses of this kind. Hence the expected benefits of lockdown were €8 billion. As to costs, they projected an economic contraction of €40 billion, a loss of €25 billion due to the cessation of regular healthcare, plus a loss of €5 billion due to the “psychological consequences” of lockdown. Total expected costs were therefore €70 billion – almost nine times greater than the benefits. The authors concluded that the “costs are disproportionately high”. They also said that “a one sided focus on mortality should be avoided” and the “health of the elderly should not be given an indisputable priority”.

The authors even proposed an alternative to lockdown, which involved expanding care and testing capacity to “get society going again”. Widespread testing would mean that infectious people could be isolated “in a targeted manner” and those who had “built up immunity” could return to work. In the end, of course, the analysis by the Ministry of Economic Affairs was ignored. To date, the Dutch have endured 144 days of curfews and stay-at-home orders, along with assorted other restrictions. And the country has just entered another “partial lockdown” in response to rising infections.

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They closed their doors.

How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll (IC)

United Memorial Medical Center is a small hospital in a working class part of Houston, with just over 100 beds and 40 doctors. Most of its patients lack health insurance, and a wrecking company is located opposite its main building, which has the look of a brutal mall from the 1970s. Yet nearly every major U.S. news outlet — the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, and others — published stories or photos about United Memorial in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the pandemic’s iconic pictures shows the hospital’s then-chief of staff, Dr. Joseph Varon, embracing an older patient. No other hospital came close to getting as much coverage in the early phase of the pandemic.

The reason is simple: Unlike virtually every other hospital in the country, United Memorial was opening its doors to journalists trying to document the suffering on the front lines of the pandemic. The photographer who shot the picture of Varon visited the hospital more than 20 times. Because journalists were being turned away elsewhere, they flocked to United Memorial. “One of the things a hospital has to do, to provide care for an acute illness, is to educate the public,” Varon told The Intercept. “And the only way I can educate the public is through the media. I need the world to understand what is going on.” An investigation by The Intercept reveals that in the first months of the pandemic, only a small number of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. let journalists inside — and when access was permitted, it was usually limited to a short time span.

The upshot is that most hospitals, citing safety and privacy concerns, turned themselves into vaults that hid the strongest evidence of the virus’s lethality. Doors were shut so firmly that an award-winning documentarian even gave up on his effort to film in the U.S. and instead made his documentary about a country where he could get access to Covid patients: China. When it began in the U.S., the pandemic was a mass casualty event with few pictures of the casualties. Journalists who have covered wars and epidemics told The Intercept that the obstacles they encountered during the first waves of the pandemic were unparalleled in their careers.

Isabeau Doucet, who reported on cholera in Haiti, was completely shut out. “I spent months trying and failing to get access to hospitals or even to get permission to interview doctors who I had spoken to off the record,” Doucet said. “The stonewalling from hospitals was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.” Misha Friedman, who worked in public health before becoming an award-winning photojournalist, was shocked at the obstruction in New York City. “I tried to go through doctors and nurses, I tried to go to the top, I even went to someone who was on the board [of a hospital], a billionaire, and he said, ‘I understand, but I don’t want to get involved,’” Friedman explained. Lucas Jackson, a photographer with Reuters, noted recently that he “worked for one of the biggest news companies in the world and couldn’t get access to a single hospital within 100 miles of NYC.”

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“Marik is suing his hospital for the simple right to treat his covid patients with life-saving drugs.”

The Pfizer contracts say he doesn’t have that right.

Support Dr. Paul Marik & the Hippocratic Oath (Capuzzo)

RESCUE has been flooded with stories from doctors, nurses, and people all over the U.S. and the globe about how Dr. Paul Marik saved their world. Add your voice! The legendary professor and doctor—whose heroic ICU work and treatment protocols of FDA-approved drugs have saved hundreds of thousands of people—goes to court in Norfolk, Virginia this week to fight for the right to be a doctor. Marik is suing his hospital for the simple right to treat his covid patients with life-saving drugs. Seven of them died needlessly in one week, Marik says, because the hospital banned his treatments, including safe FDA-approved drugs like ivermectin and intravenous Vitamin C.


Where will it stop? The most shattering unreported development in the covid time is the unprecedented government-pharma-media assault on the Hippocratic oath. Now they’re trying to break the doctor-patient bond between perhaps the best covid-19 doctor-researcher in the world, founder of the FLCCC Alliance, and his patients. Dr. Sheila Furey of Richmond is leading protestors to the Circuit Court of Norfolk on Thursday, November 18, 2021, Judge David Lannetti presiding. It’s time “to let the judge know the doctor-patient relationship is sacred,” she says. It’s time to stand up for Paul Marik and speak his historic compassion and contributions. Please tell us your story.

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Gee, what a surprise.

8 Dead, 100 Infected at Almost Fully Vaccinated Connecticut Nursing Home (NBC)

Eight people are dead and just shy of 100 more have become infected with COVID-19 after an outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home. The outbreak at the Geer Village Senior Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Canaan, started around the beginning of October when the nursing home was reporting three positive COVID-19 cases. Now, eight residents have died, and 67 residents and 22 staff members caught COVID-19 sometime in the past month and a half. Nursing home officials said 48 residents and 21 staff members have recovered from the virus. The state Department of Public Health said they’re monitoring and providing on-site consultation at this facility.

“Family members of residents in long-term care facilities should also encourage their loved ones being cared for in these facilities to get a booster vaccine,” a spokesperson for the DPH said. The nursing and rehab center houses only 70 residents and all eight people who died has serious underlying health issues. Of the 89 total infections, 87 people were fully vaccinated, the nursing home said. “While we must continue with Covid-19 prevention protocols, we want to assure everyone we are doing our best to keep residents and staff safe,” officials said. All visits will continue to remain on hold because of the outbreak; anyone who wishes to see their loved ones can do so virtually or through window visits.

“Despite the highly infectious nature of this disease, our employees were able to protect their residents, themselves, and their families through the initial peak of this pandemic. They did this during a time when we least understood Covid-19 and struggled to find the supplies and funding to persevere as the virus spread. We are tremendously proud of our employees for their dedication to the people we care for,” Geer Village Senior Community CEO Kevin O’Connell said in a statement.

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“Though the mandate was put on hold by an appeals court last week – with a federal judge issuing a harsh rebuke to the White House, blasting the mandate as “staggeringly overbroad” and an unprecedented use of “extraordinary power” – the Biden team has continued to urge businesses to follow the edict regardless.”

States Vote To Compensate ‘Vaccine-related Injuries’ Due To Mandates (RT)

The Idaho state house passed legislation that would enable people to receive workers’ compensation if they fall ill due to a mandated Covid-19 shot, with the bill finding bipartisan support in the Republican-dominated state. Approved overwhelmingly in a 67-3 vote on Tuesday, House Bill 417 seeks to amend Idaho’s code pertaining to workers’ compensation to “provide that vaccine-related accidents or injuries shall be compensable” by employers or insurers. “If the employer is telling you, you have to do this in order to work here, if they’re doing that, then, by golly, I think our system ought to provide a fair compensation method,” Democratic Rep. John Gannon said in support of the measure.


The bill is now destined for the GOP-majority Senate, where it stands a good chance of passing, while Republican Governor Brad Little is expected to sign it into law. His administration has joined a growing number of states that have brought legal challenges to President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate, which applies to any company with more than 100 employees and will be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) starting early next year. Idaho is currently involved in three such lawsuits. Though the mandate was put on hold by an appeals court last week – with a federal judge issuing a harsh rebuke to the White House, blasting the mandate as “staggeringly overbroad” and an unprecedented use of “extraordinary power” – the Biden team has continued to urge businesses to follow the edict regardless.

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“It’s terrifying to me that [the U.S. government’s] behavior no longer shocks,”

Judge Nap Warns Federal Government Crosses Constitutional Lines (Cambone)

Without even hearing the federal government’s argument on the imposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, it’s very obvious they are in violation of the constitution based on the actions taken by seated judges’, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano, former Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court. In an exclusive interview with anchor Daniela Cambone of Stansberry Research, Napolitano joins to share a gleamingly judicial perspective on current legislation passed from the federal government to circuit courts, which requires large employers to mandate employees to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

This being a first time, as pointed out by Judge Napolitano to Cambone, the federal government has moved the goalposts when imposing federal powers related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “The federal government, through the department of labor, through OSHA, has never claimed the right to force employers to enforce a federal regulation, [and] not a federal statute that was enacted by Congress.” Biden’s efforts to enact policies overstepping constitutional lines fall short of anything greater than a “whim,” Judge Napolitano says, and the congress won’t enact legislation because members know they won’t be there once their respective terms’ end due to the unpopularity of this position.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary order that blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses with over 100 employees from taking effect, siding with Utah and several other states on Friday. “It’s terrifying to me that [the U.S. government’s] behavior no longer shocks,” he says. “It is the dulling of our sensitivities and sensibilities, between right and wrong, that terrifies me,” Judge Napolitano concludes.

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You don’t like CTR for your kids and you’re a terrorist?

There will be a very strong reaction to wokeism. Rittenhouse verdict today?! Mayhem ensured.

Biden DOJ Activated Counterterrorism Division Against Protesting Parents (ZH)

House Republicans in the Judiciary Committee have sent a Tuesday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland after an FBI whistleblower provided ‘a protected disclosure’ revealing that “the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division is compiling and categorizing threat assessments related to parents, including a document directing FBI personnel to use a specific “threat tag” to track potential investigations.” The evidence – an email sent the day before Garland testified on October 21 – “referenced your October 4 directive to the FBI to address school board threats and notified FBI personnel about a new “threat tag” created by the Counterterrorism and Criminal Divisions.”

“This disclosure provides specific evidence that federal law enforcement operationalized counterterrorism tools at the behest of a left-wing special interest group against concerned parents,” the letter continues. The new information directly contradicts Garland’s sworn testimony. Garland notably came under fire last month during Congressional Testimony, where he denied “weaponizing” the FBI against parents opposed to Critical Race Theory and vaccine related mandates – using a flimsy memo from the National School Boards Association as justification. Of note, neither the memo nor the DOJ have provided specific examples of alleged ‘threats’ against school administrators.

The controversy began on Oct. 4, when Garland announced a concentrated effort to target ‘any threats of violence, intimidation, and harassment’ by parents toward school personnel. The disclosure came days after a national association of school boards asked the Biden administration to take “extraordinary measures” to prevent alleged threats against school staff that the association said was coming from parents who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory. According to the DOJ, a task was to be assembled to determine how to use federal resources to prosecute offending parents as well as how to advise state entities on prosecutions in cases where no federal law is broken. The Justice Department will also provide training to school staff on how to report threats from parents and preserve evidence to aid in investigation and prosecution.

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    Vincent van Gogh Peasant burning weeds 1883   • Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna Rake In $1,000 Per Second From Covid-19 Vaccine (RT) • Pfizer Strikes D
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 17 2021]

    #92662
    Germ
    Participant

    “Go Get Your Cookie!” ™

    “MTV reality star Jagnoor Aneja dead at 40 after heart attack as confused pal says he was ‘perfectly healthy’”

    “… friends describing him as “healthy” at the time of his sudden collapse.”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/16752703/reality-star-jagnoor-aneja-dead-40-heart-attack/

    #92663
    V. Arnold
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    Vincent van Gogh Peasant burning weeds 1883

    So excellent…on every level…
    The composition awes…
    The subject inspires…
    The mood is serene…

    #92664
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Filothei Skitzi 21,600 Covid Minutes 2021

    I very much like her work…I can not say that I understand it, but I really like it never the less…

    #92665
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Rough day people. No more coffee or lunch snacks for me.
    Day one of being an untouchable. Need me one of those Star of David tags. We now have the vax pass and ALL the businesses are enforcing it based on fear of litigation or fines from the government. I went hungry as I didn’t know it started today and was in a small town 20 kms from my place. The owner of the place I garden would not let me shit in her house.
    Seriously.
    “Do the work and I will pay you (till I don’t have to I guess) but find another toilet as this house is coved safe”. Cafes no, bakery no, hardware no. I literally had to illegally break in to an abandoned railroad workers toilet to unburden myself.
    untermensch doesn’t deserve a capital letter.
    But hey, I’m a nobody – may as well embrace it.

    #92666
    Dr. D
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    “Austrian Police Patrol Shops, Highways Hunting for the Unvaxx’d”

    Desperately hunting for a shooting war they can understand and put down. Everything’s a nail. The people are not taking them up on it and overwhelmingly winning the moral high ground. It’s infuriating, but it only takes a tiny push after you do that.

    Russia has managed to secure the largest share in Iran’s huge Chalous gas discovery,

    Plenty of gas, oil, and energy. They’re just not giving it to you. There’s a “Shortage.” Of honest people.
    There’s a “Shortage”. Of compassion. We’re going to kill all the poor people. The rural people. In our goal of making the world a wealthy hunting preserve for Elon, Epstein, and the girls. Cue the Yellow Vests.

    “Coal Demand Booms Under Biden As Prices Hit 2009 Levels”

    Windmills are Making Coal Great Again.

    “Regime Appears to Largely Shut Down Planned Protests, Intimidates & Detains Activists”

    Irony is the article is about Cuba, not the United States. Biden was there when the most whistleblowers were prosecuted in the history of governance. Whistleblowers still popping up daily. I don’t know why they prosecute them when no one cares: “More People Died In Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Trial Than Reported (Berenson)”

    They should know by now it’s impossible to be discredited and there’s no such thing as consequences. Forever and ever, amen.

    “Today, I am here to talk about one of the most prescient economic concerns of the American people … and that is getting prices down, number one,” Biden stated. “Number two, making sure our stores are fully stocked. And number three, getting a lot of people back to work while tracking and tackling these two above challenges.

    Alrightee then. Biden and the Federal government say they are in charge of all prices, all economy, and all employment. So when the fail, like they’ve failed so far and are failing everywhere on everything now, I want to hear from them. Maybe you’ll reject Socialism, Central Planning, and a total-State now? (A: Nope. You’ll ask for more.)

    I didn’t think they’d be stupid enough to try price controls. But of course they are. “We must DO something.”Last time they tried the social revolution, repressive purges, killed everyone with helping and ended with empty shelves and complete disorder: French Revolution of Robespierre: “Hey shopkeepers, why is there no bread, no shoes, what are all these supply disruptions? How can we help?” All of France that works: “Laissez-Faire!” that is: “Leave us the F— alone and stop helping you criminal, boot-stomping morons!” …But they couldn’t. And everyone died until Napoleon, when in 6 months everything worked again. …And everyone was then subsequently killed, but for different reasons.

    But in this quote Joe has said they will NOT stop helping, and have declared war on markets everywhere. Against honesty and free pricing, wherever found. And therefore against employment and prosperity nationwide, if not worldwide, killing several hundred thousand people upcoming. Nice! #Helping! Helping so much! Helping so much that Covid was cured and unity and prosperity are breaking out all over. #Winning!

    So expect to go hungry and be killed in your bed shortly. As usual. We won’t have recovery until the single most dysfunctional system on planet earth stops injecting its sad, cruel dysfunction on everyone else.

    “Too many people remain unsettled about the economy, and we all know why,” Biden said. “They see higher prices. They go to the store or go online, they can’t find what they always want, and when they want it.”

    Bernie Sanders can now retire in glory: we are as free, prosperous, and functional as Cuba. And Whhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyy do we suddenly have high prices with shortages nationwide? Something about printing more money in the last 3 years than the previous 200? And handing 99% of it out to oligarchs and Party Members like the Soviet System on Speed?

    But that can’t be right: printing money leads to prosperity. We can have it all. There’s there’s no downside to printing money and handing it out so everyone is rich. It’s called MMT and I read it here on TAE with Keen and Co. Everyone that’s never done any work, politicians and economists alike, all agree this is true.

    “In short, that the costs of lockdown far outweighed the benefits.”

    Which is just what Herr Docktor said. The second week. As an ignoramus and bridge troll. So did Johnny NASCAR. So they’re both smarter than all experts combined. But I’ve got an idea: if every expert is proven wrong every day for 2 years, in all 200 countries, what we need is to do it MORE HARDER. The people who want to stop doing the thing that doesn’t work are the BAD guys. What we need to do is murder all the people want to do something else instead of what doesn’t, hasn’t, won’t, never has, worked.

    Instead made his documentary about a country where he could get access to Covid patients: China.”

    Should the joke be that China is more free and open than the U.S., or that work is actually allowed in China?

    “[He] couldn’t get access to a single hospital within 100 miles of NYC.”

    That’s okay, the residents of NY can’t get access to the hospitals either. Or not for under $10,000.

    “8 Dead, 100 Infected at Almost Fully Vaccinated Connecticut Nursing Home (NBC)”

    If only they’d had scabies instead of masks, they’d be alive today. Scabies! Saving the world one unit at a time.

    “Pfizer Strikes Deal For Generic Versions Of Covid Pill For World’s Poor (G.)”

    Pfizermectin.

    “Biden team has continued to urge businesses to follow the edict unconstitutionally ignore the rule of law regardless.” Fixed it.

    “Mayhem ensured.”

    Yes, and BLM in NYC also promised to “riot” and “Burn” which I * THINK * is a crime when any of us threaten it, much less do it. By hunting and shooting children in the streets. But some animals are more equal than others, I guess.

    However, I’m reluctant to believe this article, as what does “Activate” mean? Somebody said something was happening and the DoJ went to see if it was? Yes, the inferences and accusations are true, but this is not the vehicle to communicate it.

    It stinks to have to be the honest side, with honesty and good faith, but maybe it’ll work out someday. It’s really an expression of our inner nature and inner morals, and demonstrates that we are not after power, do not wish harm, or believe the worst of others in a quest for personal power. But the mentally ill cannot notice. That is what it is to be their version of mentally ill.

    #92667
    chooch
    Participant

    I find the suicide of the German doctor sad and disheartening. I think it is likely due to the level of groupthink that seems to permeate their society at level that is hard for many to imagine. He implies this but also the need to be unified by courage, anger and a great heart. He must have found himself in a very dark and isolated place to take his life.

    Having worked on several projects with German engineers over the years, I thought this type of group think was unique to this subset. They were not used a more cavalier out of the box approach to problem solving.

    When they can’t reign you in they first go to work on your local management. Usually, my take on the matter was trusted. Even so, they then work towards bringing you over for re-education, “This is how we think you should do it.” Those were always 10:1 experiences. 10 of them, one of me.

    It’s a subtle kind of mind think that transpires, but it can leave you feeling a bit crazy and second guessing yourself. Not that it got to the point of taking my life, but I could see were being a raised in this culture could lead to the doctor taking his.

    Re-education for recalcitrant employees is on the horizon.

    #92668
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    I know I’m committing the cardinal sin of giving a troll attention they don’t deserve, but I just think I should say that I have reached the point where I am certain that our troll almost certainly isn’t a bot. As bosc noted recently, a bot is programmed to get better at what they do. The troll is clearly a Twitter rando whose psychological state is steadily deteriorating. I have a hard time believing that there would be any utility in a bot presenting itself in such a manner. That is all I plan on having to say on the matter for quite a while.

    #92669
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    MRoboto:

    the bot got you to call it out, without provocation, twice in 3 days. Making fun of it is one thing; discussing the useless phenom seriously is another. Taking it seriously, even contemptuously, is a form of respect. Publicly granting it human status is like buying it hookers and coke.

    #92670
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “what does “Activate” mean”

    For starters, giving them a budget with a directive.

    #92671
    chooch
    Participant

    I needed that chuckle, thanks bosco.

    #92672
    Mister Roboto
    Participant
    #92673
    chooch
    Participant

    You can get an idea where you stand as a (not a vaccine) skeptic against those that believe they actually got a vaccine.

    An ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations.

    KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Dashboard

    #92674
    absolute galore
    Participant

    Yesterday’s meme, courtesy of Dr. D: My problem is, there doesn’t seem to be any possible action, no possible scandal, no example of deceit, no threshold of waste — even of multi-trillions – no level of oppression, no level of death – even their own – that can POSSIBLY discredit anyone. Or cause consequences. The laws of physics no longer exist. God is mocked. Nothing changes. Things always go on as before.

    James Kunstler’s pithy equivalent: Anything goes and nothing matters.

    Regarding the vaccination of my son, it did occur to me to suggest the under 12 vax for him as a final resort, and I have. But, aside from knowing whether that can be administered to a 12-year-old, I doubt his mother or his “doctor” would do anything other than administer the full shot. Makes sense, give a kid who weighs less than 100 pounds the same dosage as the right tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. Because you know, they did a lot of studies, and, like, The Science.

    Yes, NYS, while offering “joint” custody, designates a “custodial parent.” The father is generally considered a low life dirtbag deadbeat unless he has a really intimidating and expensive lawyer. Otherwise the mostly female family court judges as well as the system itself are heavily biased toward the mother. I guess payback is a bitch. Anyway, that’s the way it is, and when something like this comes up, she CYA and pretends to “consider” my point of view.

    After sending her a number of links to medical studies, as well as info about numerous countries putting a halt on the Pfizer vax for kids, etc. she replied:

    Thank you, I appreciate hearing your concerns. As a member of the national media I understand the bias and framing inherent in news and opinion articles.

    xx took an antibody test in July and he did not have any antibodies: this means he has not had Covid. I disagree there is zero chance of an unvaccinated xx getting seriously ill with Covid. Children 5-11 have been approved for vaccination in the last two weeks. I do not wish to wait three months through another winter to get him vaccinated.

    My final determination is to follow xx’s pediatrician’s advice, which is to have him vaccinated as soon as possible after his 12th birthday this week.

    This is the same pediatrician who assured us that she is very conservative, does not overprescribe antibiotics, etc. First time the ex took him with the flu virus, she prescribed him antibiotics. When I asked why, she said “prophylactic, just in case.”

    Also, she replied to my email, which had links to several medical article and reports, within 10 minutes. Obviously did not read a single one.

    I sent her a text and email this morning asking her to get him the under 12 dosage. My hopes are not high. (I even discussed this possibility with my son directly. He knows I disapprove of the vaccine for all but the vulnerable, and that I think masks are a joke. But I don’t talk about the potential adverse reactions, only about the known ineffectiveness of the vax and how silly it is. Obviously he is getting high doses of propaganda at his other home, but kids still have some resistance to it, and he’s smart enough to see the stupidity and pointlessness on some level. But I am careful to avoid making him anxious, and I have not been adamant in his presence about him getting vaccinated. What a crazy time it is.) I can’t even put him on a “vaccine recovery” protocol, since I only have him 3 days a week.

    #92675
    Mister Roboto
    Participant

    #92676
    ezlxa1949
    Participant

    @oxymoron

    I wish you all the best. Hope that toilet remains available.

    Maybe the effects of that big demo in Melbourne will flow through, but how long will it take? How long will the insanity go on until someone, somewhere gets his Ceausescu moment on an equivalent balcony?

    And yet consider how many people in former Communist countries think that their lives were better pre 1989.

    #92677
    Dr. D
    Participant

    They are also violently against seeking a DOCTOR’S advice for Covid. Which is what Joe did, and why he took the drugs and cures that he did.

    We must listen to the DOCTORS, not the Doctors. Obviously. Why is this so hard to understand?

    #92678
    Mr. House
    Participant

    #92679
    deflationista
    Participant

    Oh yes. Listen to the DOCTORS. Especially, these DOCTORS:

    https://time.com/6092368/americas-frontline-doctors-covid-19-misinformation/

    #92680
    Germ
    Participant

    “Go Get Your Cookie!” ™

    #92681
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #92682
    Germ
    Participant

    #92683
    those darned kids
    Participant

    i’ve come up with a good “are you vaxxed response?”

    A: “nope, and neither are you. hahahaha.” then walk away.

    #92684
    Germ
    Participant

    Curcumin Inhibits In Vitro SARS-CoV-2 Infection In Vero E6 Cells through Multiple Antiviral Mechanisms”

    https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/22/6900

    Eat your greens AND your Tumeric!

    #92685
    expatkiwi
    Participant

    Myth vs. reality in COVID Russia

    Myth vs. reality in COVID Russia

    Putin is on board with it all…

    #92686
    Django
    Participant

    Oxy as one mushroom head to another Noli illegetimates carborundum. Now what is the word on the street on cane toads?

    #92687
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    I suppose many here will remember this line: “Watch out for stobor.” R.A.Heinlein

    Furthermore, I think it’s wise to be careful that you aren’t also a form of stobor, albeit ‘alt-stobor’.

    ***

    abs galore: reasoning with a narcissist is like flailing in quicksand. You just sink deeper in their eyes and your heart.

    Strangely enough, while googling to find the verbal stochastics forecast guru that Herr Warner asked me about, I found this just a minute before reading your report on your wife, son, and vakzination:

    Awe Engages Your Vagus Nerve and Can Combat Narcissism

    It seems very unlikely that reasoning with your wife (individual narcissist) or most doctors (institutional narcissists*) will do anything but diminish their esteem of you.

    Fear is a form of awe, as in the Bible saying “Fear God.”

    I have told a person or three the following basic message: ‘I am prepared to do the (jail) time for doing the crime. Are you prepared for what I’ll do when I get out?’

    Of course, this only works if you truly mean it. A fictional Australian “toe-cutter” (based on a genuine Aussie toe-cutter) said this in my fave pre-911 William Gibson novel:

    ““No,” said Blackwell, “she won’t, because that would be a violation of the very personal terms I will have established in our conversation. That’s the key word here, Laney, ‘personal.’ ‘Up close, and.’ We will not meet, we will not carve out this deep and meaningful and bloody unforgettable episode of mutual face-time as representatives of our respective faceless corporations. Not at all. It’s one-on-one time for your Kathy and I, and it may well prove to be as intimate, and I may hope enlightening, as any she ever had. Because I will bring a new certainty into her life, and we all need certainties. They help build character. And I will leave your Kathy with the deepest possible conviction that if she crosses me, she will die-but only after she’s been made to desire that, absolutely.” And Black-well’s smile, then, giving Laney the full benefit of his dental prosthesis, was hideous. “Now how was it exactly you were supposed to contact her, to give her your decision?”
    ― William Gibson, Idoru”

    Not for everyone, and not for me until push comes to shove, whereupon it may well be for me as it has in the past (and kept me from a severe beating and worse), but it’s an ancient tested logic.

    Same guy, different topic:

    “[Slitscan’s audience] is best visualized as a vicious, lazy, profoundly ignorant, perpetually hungry organism craving the warm god-flesh of the anointed. Personally I like to imagine something the size of a baby hippo, the color of a week-old boiled potato, that lives by itself, in the dark, in a double-wide on the outskirts of Topeka. It’s covered with eyes and it sweats constantly. The sweat runs into those eyes and makes them sting. It has no mouth, Laney, no genitals, and can only express its mute extremes of murderous rage and infantile desire by changing the channels on a universal remote. Or by voting in presidential elections.”
    ― William Gibson, Idoru

    ***

    I’ll take Cole Porter over most heavy metal anyday! 🙂

    ***
    ‘(institutional narcissists*)’ Me wife has worked in medical administration for decades. Med admin is 90% about getting paid, and getting paid in the practices she’s worked for meant getting doctor authorization, something she often had to do becausre college-educated practitioners have to have it bludgeoned into their head to make proper chart notes to get a doctor’s ok by which said practices can be paid for providing often very expensive prostheses.

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyy back in the late 90s, she said, many times: “Doctors are all ego.”

    Egos run on fear and desire. Reason rarely applies if ever.

    If appealing to reason worked, we’d have a genuinely functioning republican democracy.

    money quote between 2:41 and 3:26

    You’re trying to screw me baby, take my advice…

    #92688
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Old with a mouthfull of rotting teeth, I know tumeric works. Use it diligently (with coconut oil which also helps by “pulling” microbes from your teeth/gums), and my teeth rot slowly, quietly, peacefully. No toothache and much slower rate of decay.

    Obviously, anything that maintains and boosts the immune system is what works. Magic bullets rarely are magic, and when they do work, the side ffects, like those of magic, can be devastating.

    Law of Unintended Consequences

    #92689
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Regarding the sins of financialization, Bill Blain’s ‘Morning Porridge’ contains this regarding Boeing: “At the end of this month a new book will be launched – Flying Blind: the 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing, by Peter Robinson. Bloomberg carries a piece on it this morning: Boeing Built an Unsafe Plane, and Blamed the Pilots When it Crashed.”

    So, Rittenhouse brings a rifle to a riot and is charged with homicide…but the highly educated folks running Boeing (here’s looking at you, Dennis Muilenberg and your board of directors) can put an unsafe airplane out there, kill many, falsely place blame and still travel freely. I long ago expected charges to be brought against them abroad… of course they would never be prosecuted, but they might be forced to restrict their travel (unlike the Hauwei executive).

    On Covid, I had a chat with some strongly pro-vax friends last evening over beer. They were blaming the unvaxed and I gently gave them some details about Ireland, Gibralter, etc. “Something is really amiss, we are missing something here… when I make a diagnosis and fix something and the problem remains, I need to recognize that I mis-diagnosed the problem. That seems to be what we have here. Our actions are clearly not working and we need to step back and take a breath, not push harder down the wrong path”.

    A light bulb seems to have been lit.

    Collect the data, Fauci, and come clean. You tried yo cover it all up, but you failed.

    #92690
    boscohorowitz
    Participant
    #92691
    those darned kids
    Participant

    oxy: doesn’t the garden need fertilizer? ;+]

    good luck, brother. i fear the buffoons who “run” my jurisdiction will soon impose the same nonsense here.

    #92692
    zerosum
    Participant

    Take this job and shove it.

    The 9.9% are the highly paid overseers for the elites who are boarding their escape pods that are stuffed with all the goodies that the 9.9% are striving to get.

    Cows must be milked every day.
    Milk is not getting to the processing plants.
    The farmers are forced to dump their milk.
    Consumers don’t understand why there is a shortage in the supply chain.

    #92693
    Django
    Participant

    deflacionista ( please note spelling) lose the hat with the unattractive stains on the brim and crown. It must be a lonely chore convincing these hippies. Come on side! We’re your friends.!

    #92694
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Re ezlxa: “ And yet consider how many people in former Communist countries think that their lives were better pre 1989”

    Well, if the complaint was censorship, propaganda, intrusive intelligence agencies, over-controlling totalitarian government, large economic decisions made by small groups of people behind closed doors…are our so-called democracies really that much better? Ok, so on our ballots there are two choices, neither of which will do the will of the voter, rather than just one party apparatchik….

    It is foolishness to ignore the lived life experience of those who lived under both communist and democratic regimes in the same country. I’m not suggesting that Communism is better, but I am suggesting that as they both “really exist,” they both suck. (To borrow a term from my childhood.). If we want to improve our situation we have to do more than assume that we are living “in the best of all possible worlds.” It is foolishness to believe that there was nothing worthwhile about life under the USSR and former Soviet bloc countries — if instead we understand the differences and appreciate where that system functioned and ours does not, we might find some novel solutions moving forward by learning from both systems and thinking outside of the box.

    When folks refuse to study and understand communist countries and instead resort to mudslinging anyone who does, I am reminded of my upbringing in the Mormon church. I remember the existential fear I felt one sunny afternoon while walking home from high school. I was doing a thought experiment: “ what if my church isn’t ‘true’?” I was soon gripped with a fierce fear — but then, upon death of a family member, I might never be with that person ever again!! This was terrifying to my teenage soul, and I didn’t venture very far down that path again for 15 years.

    This is the same sort of petrifying fear that I see at play when many speak of communism. Yes, the USSR and China have spent a lot o& time attempting to apply socialism in an autocratic, totalitarian fashion. Anyone who thought that would ever work well is a fool.

    However, the idea that we can have any sort of functional democratic system when our economic system drives towards huge wealth disparity in that same society is also foolish. Large wealth disparities in societies leads towards societal destabilization, whether that society embraces democracy, republicanism, one-party Communist rule, capitalism, socialism, etc. Totalitarian regimes (whether politic or economic) are only tolerated when they are “benevolent”…and humanity is too disparate for any totalitarian regime to understand its citizens well enough to be “benevolent” to all.

    #92695
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    @ absolute galore

    If you’re not going the mediation route (regarding future medical costs, etc.) and the vaxx is a done deal for your child, then this article makes the case for getting the 5-11 dose instead of waiting for the 12+ dose.

    The article says “a smaller dose does not mean it is less effective” and it causes “fewer side effects.”

    Should 11-Year-Olds Wait Until They Are 12 to Get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    A smaller dose does not mean it is less effective
    An FDA review showed that 2 doses of the 10 microgram dose had a 91 percent efficacy rate.

    “The trials found that in children aged 5-11, the lower dose (10 micrograms) produced similar levels of antibodies as the full dose in adults, caused fewer side effects, and provided high protection from COVID-19.”

    “[Scientists] found for 11-almost-12 year-olds the lower dose worked well. The dose is based on immune system maturity, and waiting a few weeks for the larger dose is not necessary,”

    “parents should be aware that their kids will have to get the same dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for both doses, meaning that if they turn 12 in the interim, they will not get an adult dose for the second shot.”

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/should-11-year-olds-wait-until-they-are-12-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine

    #92696
    Henry
    Participant

    @germ thank you for the wonder meme: “Go Get Your Cookie!” ™. I love it!

    The best way to overthrow tyrants and tyrannical processes are by mocking them.

    Genius.

    #92697
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ absolute galore
    My thoughts are with you and your son. You tread a path that I may yet be forced to follow.
    Don’t think that 3 days per week is insufficient to help your son. It is not. Tank him up with all of the goodies in the protocol to prevent adverse vax reactions. Some of them may be safe to give higher amounts while he is with you so that it stays in his system for 4 days. (I’m sure that’s the case with vitamin D, but research the rest.)

    I have a 5-2-2-5 arrangement with my kids. Every time my daughter came to my house she would then not be dosed with melatonin nightly and soon couldn’t fall asleep. This is how I found out that father’s home was dosing her with melatonin nightly. I had to choose: also give her melatonin, or simply be supportive as her body adjusted back to baseline every time she was with me five days. I chose the latter, deciding that supporting her in figuring out her own body rhythms was the best way to go — I didn’t want to support a lifestyle that relies on pharmacological sleep aids. If she can’t sleep I encourage her to read, to listen to soothing music, to keep the lights low in the evening, etc. Her father’s home switched to benedryl when melatonin ceased to work!

    ag — you make a difference. With children, you *always* make a difference.

    #92698
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @Mister-Roboto

    Aaron Rodgers flap: A disease so scary that you only throw for 300 yards in a football game, in lousy weather, after almost two weeks of not getting practice reps in after having it.

    #92699
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “Interim data from ongoing trials [of Paxlovid] demonstrated an 89% reduction in the risk of Covid-19-related hospitalisation or death compared to a placebo, in non-hospitalised high-risk adults with Covid-19 within three days of symptom onset, said Pfizer.”

    89%… ok, ok, sounds good, “said Pfizer”, SCREEECH! Auto-erase!

    Sorry, I don’t pay any attention to people who continually tell lies. I may be a slow learner, but eventually I do catch on. It’s the same reason I don’t follow media news sources anymore. Even college textbooks today are mostly bullshit, having been captured by corporate interests. The more rabbit holes you explore, the more corruption and lies, lies, lies you find. So much falsehood, so much corruption, so little love. What will it take before people say, “Enough!”?

    Answer: More pain and suffering.

    Problem is, by the time a Bastille moment is finally reached, a goodly amount of anger and frustration has accumulated, looking for a target to unleash it upon. That’s when you see what a real purge looks like. Where no bunker is so deep or no island so remote that retribution’s hand can’t find it.

    #92700
    DarkMatter
    Participant

    Fauci Interview
    Hubris personified

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