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Vaccinated Up To 9x More Likely To Be Hospitalized Than Unvaccinated (Kirsch)
29,934 Deaths, 2,804,900 Injuries in EU Database of Adverse Reactions (HIN)
US Government Pays $5.29 Billion to Pfizer for Anti-Covid Pills (GR)
AstraZeneca Covid-19 Antibody Drug Offers 83% Protection Over 6 Months (R.)
Another Major Red Flag About Covid Vaccines And Death (Berenson)
93%-Vaccinated Ireland Has Gone Back Into ‘Partial Lockdown’ (ZH)
Italian Governors Call For Unvaccinated to be Put Under Lockdown (SN)
The Covid Lab Leak Theory Just Got Even Stronger (Sp.)
Mood Darkens In New Zealand As Covid Restrictions Bite (G.)
Comprehensive Review of Face Mask Studies Finds No Evidence of Benefit (DS)
Mask Wearing Cuts New Covid-19 Cases By 53% (F.)
Greek Lawyer Arrested For Spreading Covid Misinformation (K.)
Greek PM: Unvaccinated Adults To Be Barred From All Indoor Public Venues (K.)
Private Doctors In Northern Greece Ordered To Pitch In For A Month (K.)

 

 

 

 

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9x may be a bit much. But hey, there’s an easy $1 million in it if you prove him wrong, or even just debate him and his team.

Vaccinated Up To 9x More Likely To Be Hospitalized Than Unvaccinated (Kirsch)

It is hard to get good, honest data out of hospitals nowadays for some reason. I have no clue as to why that is. You’d think things would be more transparent. But Aaron Siri discovered someone who convinced their hospital to do something really unusual: track the vaccination status of each admitted patient to the hospital. Tracking was based on whether you got the vaccine or not, not “two weeks after you got the vaccine” which is a major definition difference. In short, honest tracking. You’ll never guess what happened so I’ll tell you. Siri wrote on his substack:

A concerned Physician Assistant, Deborah Conrad, convinced her hospital to carefully track the Covid-19 vaccination status of every patient admitted to her hospital. The result is shocking. As Ms. Conrad has detailed, her hospital serves a community in which less than 50% of the individuals were vaccinated for Covid-19 but yet, during the same time period, approximately 90% of the individuals admitted to her hospital were documented to have received this vaccine. These patients were admitted for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to COVID-19 infections. Even more troubling is that there were many individuals who were young, many who presented with unusual or unexpected health events, and many who were admitted months after vaccination. As you might expect, the hospital rewarded Deborah Conrad for her courage and leadership to expose the truth by firing her.

The message is clear: If you speak the truth, you will be pay the price. It is imperative that information that doesn’t align with the “narrative” be suppressed. This is why doctors don’t speak out. And it’s why I had to quit my job in high tech to speak out as well. But here’s the part Aaron didn’t point out that needs to be stated very clearly: The only way you can get those numbers is if vaccinated people are 9 times more likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated It is mathematically impossible to get to those numbers any other way. Period. Full stop. This is known as an “inconvenient truth.”

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Works as poorly as VAERS. Do they catch even 5%?

29,934 Deaths, 2,804,900 Injuries in EU Database of Adverse Reactions (HIN)

The European Union database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, and they are now reporting 29,934 fatalities, and 2,804,900 injuries, following COVID-19 injections. A Health Impact News subscriber from Europe reminded us that this database maintained at EudraVigilance is only for countries in Europe who are part of the European Union (EU), which comprises 27 countries. The total number of countries in Europe is much higher, almost twice as many, numbering around 50. (There are some differences of opinion as to which countries are technically part of Europe.) So as high as these numbers are, they do NOT reflect all of Europe. The actual number in Europe who are reported dead or injured following COVID-19 shots would be much higher than what we are reporting here.

The EudraVigilance database reports that through October 19, 2021 there are 29,934 deaths and 2,804,900 injuries reported following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots. From the total of injuries recorded, almost half of them (1,311,861) are serious injuries. “Seriousness provides information on the suspected undesirable effect; it can be classified as ‘serious’ if it corresponds to a medical occurrence that results in death, is life-threatening, requires inpatient hospitalisation, results in another medically important condition, or prolongation of existing hospitalisation, results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or is a congenital anomaly/birth defect.”


A Health Impact News subscriber in Europe ran the reports for each of the four COVID-19 shots we are including here. It is a lot of work to tabulate each reaction with injuries and fatalities, since there is no place on the EudraVigilance system we have found that tabulates all the results. Since we have started publishing this, others from Europe have also calculated the numbers and confirmed the totals.*These totals are estimates based on reports submitted to EudraVigilance. Totals may be much higher based on percentage of adverse reactions that are reported. Some of these reports may also be reported to the individual country’s adverse reaction databases, such as the U.S. VAERS database and the UK Yellow Card system. The fatalities are grouped by symptoms, and some fatalities may have resulted from multiple symptoms.

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“..the cost of the oral medication is lower, to the tune of $530, as opposed to the $700 that one course of the Merck pills costs.”

US Government Pays $5.29 Billion to Pfizer for Anti-Covid Pills (GR)

The pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has signed a $5.3 billion deal with the United States government to supply its anti-Covid Paxlovid pills to the American people, according to a statement released by the company on Thursday. This is enough to supply a total of 10 million courses of its antiviral drug, as the medication is placed before the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization. The Pfizer pill is the second one to be developed to fight the coronavirus, after Merck’s Molnupiravir, which was placed before the FDA for review on October 11. Molnupiravir is already approved for emergency use in the United Kingdom. The Pfizer deal is nearly double the amount of the contract that the US inked with Merck although the cost of the oral medication is lower, to the tune of $530, as opposed to the $700 that one course of the Merck pills costs.

After recently telling the press that his corporation would file for approval “before Thanksgiving,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla put the results of laboratory tests before the FDA this week. According to the pharmaceuticals firm, Paxlovid is 89% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in this who are at risk for severe Covid. President Joe Biden announced in a statement on Thursday “While this pill still requires a full review by the Food and Drug Administration, I have taken immediate steps to secure enough supply for the American people.” Like the coronavirus injections that hundreds of millions of Americans and other peoples around the world have received, the anti-Covid pills will also be easily accessible and free of any cost. Pfizer noted in its statement that it will begin deliveries of Paxlovid pills as soon before the year is out if it is authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Market watchers noted on Thursday that Pfizer shares rose 1%, to $51.40 in early trading, while Merck shares were marginally lower. Reuters reports that Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra stated that becoming vaccinated should still be a priority for Americans, but the anti-covid pills that may allow at-risk individuals to stay out of the hospital “could be a lifesaver.” The Pharma behemoth says that it has the capacity to manufacture 180,000 courses of treatment by the end of December; possibly more than 50 million courses of the anti-covid pill may be produced by the end of next year.

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Antibody prophylaxis?!

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Antibody Drug Offers 83% Protection Over 6 Months (R.)

AstraZeneca on Thursday cemented its lead in bringing a preventative Covid-19 shot for the non-infected to market for people who do not respond well to vaccines, saying its antibody drug cocktail offered 83% protection over six months. The injected therapy, called AZD7442 or Evusheld, had previously been shown to confer 77% protection against symptomatic illness after three months, in an earlier readout of the late-stage PROVENT trial in August. The Anglo-Swedish company also said a separate study in patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 showed a higher dose of AZD7442 cut the risk of symptoms worsening by 88% when given within three days of first symptoms.


The latest results from longer-term follow-ups potentially position AstraZeneca, like rival Pfizer as a future supplier of both Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, with AstraZeneca having said the therapy’s “real advantage” was as a preventative shot. “These new data add to the growing body of evidence supporting AZD7442’s potential to make a significant difference in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19,” Executive Vice President Mene Pangalos said in a statement.

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“..3,939 of 4.03 million Swedes who received the second dose died less than two weeks later.”

Another Major Red Flag About Covid Vaccines And Death (Berenson)

People appear to die at rates 20 percent or more above normal for weeks after receiving their second Covid vaccine dose, according to data from a huge Swedish study. The figures are buried in a preprint paper on vaccine effectiveness released last month. The headline finding of the paper was that protection against Covid, including severe cases, plunged after six months. The researchers did not explicitly examine deaths from all causes – which have risen since the summer in many countries that have highly vaccinated populations. But on page 32 of the 34-page report, a chart shows that 3,939 of 4.03 million Swedes who received the second dose died less than two weeks later.

Over a one-year period, that rate of death would translate into an annual mortality rate of about 2.5 percent a year – 1 person in 40 – almost three times the overall Swedish average. In a typical year, about 1 in 115 Swedes dies. Of course, that huge gap does not account for an important confounding factor: younger people, who have a much lower risk of death, were less likely to be vaccinated. But Sweden also provides detailed data on overall deaths nationally, making a crude baseline comparison possible. That data shows that from an average of about 1,650 Swedes died every week between 2015 and 2019 between April 1 and early August, the period in which almost all of those 4 million Swedes in the study received their second dose. Death rates hardly varied over those years.

In other words, during the spring and summer, Sweden normally has about 3,300 deaths every two weeks – not just in the people who received vaccines, but in all 10.6 million of its people. So let’s make an incredibly conservative assumption, one that strongly favors the vaccines. (The next couple paragraphs are a bit tricky, but I hope the payoff is worth taking the time to read and think through them.) Assume that the group of people who received vaccines were so much older and unhealthier than those who didn’t that they would have accounted for every single death in Sweden whether or not they were vaccinated. In other words, assume that even if the vaccines did not exist, every person in Sweden who died would have been part of that group of 4.03 million people the researchers tracked – while not one other person would have died.

In that case, those 4.03 million people “should” have about 3,300 deaths every two weeks. They CANNOT HAVE MORE – because all of Sweden does not have more. But the vaccines do exist. Those 4.03 million people received them. And in the two weeks after receiving the second vaccine dose, as a group, the researchers reported they had not about 3,300 deaths, but 3,939. And 3,939 deaths is about 20 percent more deaths than “should” have occurred in those two post-vaccine weeks. Again, the 20 percent figure understates the real gap, because in the real world some deaths will occur in the 6.6 million unvaccinated people too, so the actual baseline number for the vaccinated group is not 3,300 deaths but somewhat lower.

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If this doesn’t spell “failure”, what does?

93%-Vaccinated Ireland Has Gone Back Into ‘Partial Lockdown’ (ZH)

Amid what’s being called a fourth wave of infections to hit highly vaccinated Ireland, the government on Tuesday unveiled new Covid-related restrictions at a moment many are now worried the country could be headed toward a full nationwide lockdown before Christmas. The new measures take effect Friday, despite government officials confirming that at least 93% of Ireland’s population of over 5 million people are fully vaccinated. This makes Ireland among the most vaccinated countries in the world, and yet similar to what the UK, Israel, and more recently Austria have experienced, infection rates are still exploding. The new Irish restrictions, which is being dubbed a semi-lockdown, include a nationwide midnight curfew, new ‘work from home’ guidelines encouraging all who are able to do their job from home, as well as stricter implementation of already existing Covid passes – which will now be required by law in cinemas and theaters.

Entering the holiday season, it’s the midnight curfew that’s especially controversial – given it will disproportionately hit pubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues the hardest. One bar industry organization, the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI), representing some 4,000 Irish pub-owners (or publicans), reacted as follows: “The news that restricted trading hours are set to be reintroduced is a hugely disappointing development for the many late-night pubs and night clubs many of whom will now be forced to shut just three weeks after reopening.” The statement spelled out that “The decision to introduce a new closing time of midnight will effectively close many late-night pubs and nightclubs. It will also seriously restrict other outlets at the most critical time of the year.

“Many of these have already survived over a year of on-and-off again forced closures since the start of pandemic, gutting the hospitality industry which is only just now starting to re-emerge. As has been the pattern, many Irish officials and pundits are blaming the unvaccinated, despite mainstream media outlets like Sky News pointing out the obvious: “The 14-day incidence of the disease currently stands at 959 per 100,000 people. This is despite having one of the most vaccinated populations, with around 93% of all adults fully vaccinated.” [..] So once again we are seeing an ultra-vaxxed society experiencing an uncontrollable surge in the virus, but the refrain of government leaders remains the same simplistic “solutions”: more restrictions, more vaccines, less freedom.

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“The death toll is rising; the situation is serious. Vaccination is the only solution, there is no other,” said Babis.”

Italian Governors Call For Unvaccinated to be Put Under Lockdown (SN)

Five Italian Governors have called for lockdown measures to be imposed on the unvaccinated, following the example of Austria, while Czech Republic and Slovakia are also moving to enforce similar measures. As we previously highlighted, after Austria placed the unjabbed under lockdown, preventing them from leaving their homes for anything other than “essential reasons,” police were seen patrolling supermarkets and highways checking resident’s vaccination status. Several states in Germany also announced that they would ban the unvaccinated from numerous venues. Now Italy’s unvaccinated population, which stands at around 7 million, could be about to face the same form of medical apartheid.


“Eventual new lockdowns should not have to be suffered by those who are vaccinated. Restrictions should only apply to those who are not immunized,” said Massimiliano Fedriga, the Governor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the northeast of the country. The Telegraph reports that, “His stance is supported by the governors of Tuscany, Calabria, Liguria and Piedmont.” Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi echoed the demand, tweeting, “You’re not vaccinated? Then stay at home.” Outgoing Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis has also announced that the the unvaccinated will be banned from shops and restaurants, with the option to provide a negative test removed (despite the fact that the vaccinated can still transmit the virus). “The death toll is rising; the situation is serious. Vaccination is the only solution, there is no other,” said Babis.

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“..to avoid the complication of signing up local subcontractors to their grants in those countries, they promised to send the samples to a laboratory they already funded. And where was this lab? Wuhan.”

The Covid Lab Leak Theory Just Got Even Stronger (Sp.)

Two years in, there is no doubt the Covid pandemic began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. But there is also little doubt that the bat carrying the progenitor of the virus lived somewhere else. Central to the mystery of Covid’s origin is how a virus normally found in horseshoe bats in caves in the far south of China or south-east Asia turned up in a city a thousand miles north. New evidence suggests that part of the answer might lie in Laos. The search for viruses closely related to Sars-CoV-2 took a new turn in September when a team of French and Laotian scientists found one in a horseshoe bat living in a cave in the west Laotian province of Vientiane. Other related viruses had been found in Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and elsewhere in China, but this one, Banal-52, was different.

For the first time since the pandemic began, this was a virus genetically closer to the human Sars-CoV-2 virus than one called RaTG13, collected in southern Yunnan in 2013. RaTG13, which had been stored for six years in a freezer in a lab in Wuhan itself, is genetically 96.1 per cent the same as Sars-CoV-2; Laos’s Banal-52 is 96.8 per cent. The discovery of Banal-52 was greeted with relief by champions of the theory that the virus must have jumped into people in a natural spillover event, not an accident inside a laboratory. If Covid’s closest cousins are flitting about in bats in south-east Asia, then that sample in the freezer in Wuhan looks less suspicious. ‘I am more convinced than ever that Sars-CoV-2 has a natural origin,’ said Linfa Wang of Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, a close collaborator of the Wuhan scientists.

True, the Laos virus lacked a critical feature in a key part of a key gene that makes Covid so infectious: a special 12-letter segment of genetic text called a furin cleavage site. It’s a feature that has never been seen in a Sars-like virus, except for Sars-CoV-2. Apart from that, it seemed that the Laotian virus might have knocked the burden of proof back across the philosophical net into the court of the proponents of lab-leak. Then last month a bunch of emails, uncovered by a lawsuit from the so-called White Coat Waste Project, returned the ball right back over the net. They comprised an exchange between the American virus–hunting foundation, the EcoHealth Alliance and its funders in the US government. The scientists discussed collecting viruses from bats in eight countries including Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 2016 and 2019. But to avoid the complication of signing up local subcontractors to their grants in those countries, they promised to send the samples to a laboratory they already funded. And where was this lab? Wuhan.

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“..a “wave” of disinformation tinged with violent rhetoric, QAnon-style conspiracy theories and far-right undertones.”

Ardern is just another Pfizer sales rep. She’s the one who provides the disinformation. Or does that graph look like a success to you?

Mood Darkens In New Zealand As Covid Restrictions Bite (G.)

For more than a year, New Zealand’s “team of 5 million” stood largely united in the face of Covid-19. This month, as the country expanded vaccine mandates and a tougher roadmap of restrictions for the unvaccinated, that mood has splintered and darkened. Among a small but vocal sliver of the population, dissent has been turning ugly, with death threats against MPs and journalists, increasing protests, warnings from security services about Covid-prompted terror threats, and what researchers have called a “wave” of disinformation tinged with violent rhetoric, QAnon-style conspiracy theories and far-right undertones.

“We’re talking … your aunt and uncle type-people using language like Nuremberg 2.0, common law trials, like ‘the prime minister is a Nazi’ – these are quite extreme terms and terminologies,” says Kate Hannah, a research fellow at Te Punaha Matatini’s disinformation project, a research institute that monitors online extremism and rhetoric. Hannah says the team observed an incredibly rapid shift in both the volume and tone of disinformation circulating in New Zealand’s online communities since the Delta outbreak and level 4 lockdown began. “Since August 2021 to now, there has been almost a day-on-day increase in both the volume of production of misinformation products or things being shared, the level of engagement by communities … and also the tone,” she said. An unregulated online environment, particularly on chat app Telegram, she said, had “normalised – very, very quickly – content which is extremely violent.”

Some of that online chatter manifested in the flesh last week in a series of anti-vaccine mandate protests, several-thousand strong. While the protests were broadly peaceful, one police officer was bitten by a demonstrator, and a news outlet reported that one of their journalists had been harassed and pushed by protesters. The signs and slogans proffered by the crowds presented an odd blend of factions and allegiances – tino rangatiratanga [Maori sovereignty] flags alongside Nazi imagery, anti-vaccine mottoes, evangelical preachers, those calling for the prime minister’s arrest and execution. Hannah says that same blend is what researchers are seeing online – where the rhetoric and networks of vaccine-scepticism are acting as a “Trojan horse” for more extreme ideologies.

“People genuinely feel excluded from society – there are genuine grievances and genuine fears,” Hannah said. And the shifts in political rhetoric have accompanied the country’s material change in pandemic fortunes. While the country rode out most of 2020 as a Covid-free idyll, now it has had to reckon with months-long lockdowns, steadily growing case numbers, near-daily deaths, and the threat of lost jobs and freedoms for those who refuse vaccination.


Cases in New Zealand are up 2,686% in the three months since their most recent mask mandate, despite 91% of the eligible population being at least partially vaccinated and strict lockdowns

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Weird that we’re still discussing the all-too-obvious.

Comprehensive Review of Face Mask Studies Finds No Evidence of Benefit (DS)

The Cato Institute has published its latest working paper, a critical review of the evidence for face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Entitled “Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS- CoV-2: A Critical Review” and written by Ian Liu, Vinay Prasad and Jonathan Darrow, the paper is an admirably thorough and balanced overview of the published evidence on the efficacy of face masks. While even-handedly acknowledging and summarising the studies that show benefit, the authors overall conclusion is that: More than a century after the 1918 influenza pandemic, examination of the efficacy of masks has produced a large volume of mostly low- to moderate-quality evidence that has largely failed to demonstrate their value in most settings. At 61 pages in length, however, not everyone will make it through to the end, so here s a TL;DR, with some key quotes to serve as a handy overview. The paper is, of course, worth reading in full, though. Here’s the authors’ own summary in the form of the abstract:

“The use of cloth facemasks in community settings has become an accepted public policy response to decrease disease transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet evidence of facemask efficacy is based primarily on observational studies that are subject to confounding and on mechanistic studies that rely on surrogate endpoints (such as droplet dispersion) as proxies for disease transmission. The available clinical evidence of facemask efficacy is of low quality and the best available clinical evidence has mostly failed to show efficacy, with fourteen of sixteen identified randomised controlled trials comparing face masks to no mask controls failing to find statistically significant benefit in the intent-to-treat populations. Of sixteen quantitative meta-analyses, eight were equivocal or critical as to whether evidence supports a public recommendation of masks, and the remaining eight supported a public mask intervention on limited evidence primarily on the basis of the precautionary principle. Although weak evidence should not preclude precautionary actions in the face of unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, ethical principles require that the strength of the evidence and best estimates of amount of benefit be truthfully communicated to the public.”

The authors open by recalling the initial advice on masks from the WHO and others and the pre-Covid evidence it was based on. “Until April 2020, World Health Organization COVID-19 guidelines stated that “[c]loth (e.g. cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance”, which were updated in June 2020 to state that “the widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence”. In the surgical theatre context, a Cochrane review found “no statistically significant difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group in any of the trials”. Another Cochrane review, of influenza-like-illness, found “low certainty evidence from nine trials (3,507 participants) that wearing a mask may make little or no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illness (ILI) compared to not wearing a mask (risk ratio 0.99, CI 0.82 to 1.18).”

Considering mechanisms for transmission and thus modes of operation for masks, the authors review the evidence for aerosol transmission and find it very likely. They argue that the ability of masks to inhibit the passage of sufficient aerosols to protect the wearer or infect others, whether through tiny holes in the material or leaking round the sides, is limited. They write: [F]iltering capability is unlikely to be reliable surrogate for infection control, since exhaled air necessarily either leaks around a mask’s edges or passes through it. Such leakage has been shown to account for the vast majority (~5:1 ratio) of particle penetration of standardised surgical masks, and exhaled air easily passes around the edges of most cloth masks. One study of cloth masks simulated leakage and found that a hole equal to ~1% of the mask area decreased mask efficiency by over 60%…

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But like clockwork, there’s always a different report. Cato vs BMJ. Just got to wonder what the logic is to justify 180º turn.

Nice detail: handwashing reduces incidence by the exact same percentage as masks, 53%.

Mask Wearing Cuts New Covid-19 Cases By 53% (F.)

Mask wearing cuts the number of new Covid-19 infections by 53%, according to a new peer reviewed study in the British Medical Journal, which found the controversial and highly politicized precaution to be the single most effective tool against the coronavirus. Mask wearing, social distancing and handwashing are all effective at lowering the number of new Covid-19 cases, according to an analysis of evidence from 72 global studies that looked atg non-pharmaceutical public health measures. Mask wearing was the most effective public health measure at reducing the incidence of Covid-19, the study found, while physical distancing reduced incidence by 25%. Handwashing was found to reduce coronavirus incidence by 53%, though the researchers noted this finding was not statistically significant on account of the small number of studies that assessed handwashing.

The researchers said it was not possible to evaluate other public health measures—including quarantine, lockdowns and school closures—due to differences in the way studies assessing these interventions were designed and conducted. While evidence indicates the effectiveness of these more stringent measures, the researchers said the restrictions are not sustainable, have significant economic and social impacts and must be “carefully” assessed to weigh potential positives against negatives. Though masks have been a critical tool in curbing the spread of Covid-19 from early on in the pandemic, they have become a flashpoint in a culture war pitting individual liberties against the public good. In the U.S., mask mandates have spurred protests, conspiracies and been a hot button issue for politicians to jump on, even as cases and deaths soared.

Tensions have been so high that mask-related disputes have led to a number of violent altercations, some lethal, while some states have prevented local officials from putting their own rules requiring them in place. Getting the pandemic under control is likely to depend on both high vaccination coverage and ongoing adherence to effective and sustainable public health measures. More research will be needed to assess the effectiveness of public health measures in highly vaccinated populations, the researchers wrote. The lack of good research on public health measures to tackle Covid-19 is one of the “tragedies of the pandemic,” wrote professors Paul Glasziou, Susan Michie and Atle Fretheim in a linked editorial. “More and better research are needed.”

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One of the reasons for the arrest is claiming “that the vaccines against Covid-19 have side effects”. Go figure.

Greek Lawyer Arrested For Spreading Covid Misinformation (K.)

A Greek lawyer at the forefront of online anti-vaccination campaigns was arrested on Wednesday for spreading fake news about the pandemic on social media, in the first application of the new law passed in Parliament on November 12. Nikos Antoniadis is also accused of inciting disobedience — both of the charges are misdemeanors. The case file against Nikos Antoniadis was formed by the police’s cybercrime division after a complaint was filed containing evidence that allegedly showed the lawyer stating that there is no coronavirus, that the intubation of patients is done for no good reason and that the vaccines against Covid-19 have side effects. His arrest was ordered by the Athens Prosecutor’s Office, which has been conducting relevant investigations for a long time about the activities of anti-vaxxers. Antoniadis was later released and the prosecutor will decide whether to proceed with the prosecution or continue the preliminary investigation.

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Damn the science.

Greek PM: Unvaccinated Adults To Be Barred From All Indoor Public Venues (K.)

The government will impose more restrictions for those not vaccinated against Covid-19 from next week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday following a steep rise in infections in recent weeks. The measures were announced by Mitsotakis in a televised address to the nation and include barring unvaccinated citizens from all indoor spaces including cinemas, museums and gyms as of Monday, November 22. Mitsotakis said his plan was for Greece “to have a better Christmas this year than last year.” The new measures mean unvaccinated adults will no longer be able to access indoor venues by presenting a negative Covid test result. At present, unvaccinated adults are only excluded from indoor eateries.


He also said that the vaccination certificate for vaccinated persons over 60 years of age would cease to be valid seven months after the administration of the vaccine. Thus, this age group will be given one month to receive the booster vaccine. Staggered working hours would also apply in the public and private sectors in order to avoid overcrowding, especially at rush hour times and on public transport. Special provisions will apply for parents with schoolchildren. Mitsotakis also said controls would be ramped up. Private doctors would be requisitioned to support the National Health System, he added. The premier also said that unvaccinated churchgoers should have a negative laboratory test, as the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece has already called for.

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They put 1000s of them on unpaid leave because of vaccine status, then say the system is overwhelmed.

Rumor has it that over 50% of police are unvaxxed. Wonder how they’ll deal with that.

Private Doctors In Northern Greece Ordered To Pitch In For A Month (K.)

A decision by the Greek Health Ministry requisitioning the services of doctors in the private sector to help in state-run hospitals struggling under the burden of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic was published in the Government Gazette on Thursday. The decision is directed at medics active in regions of northern Greece, where hospitals are at their limits: Western, Central and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, as well as Thessaly in central Greece. Authorities are asking for pulmonologists, pathologists and general practitioners stating that their services will be needed, initially, for a period of one month.


Up until Nov. 16, the ministry had secured the voluntary participation of only around 40 private doctors through the medical associations, with at least half of them registered in the previous 24 hours, prompting the activation of the requisition procedures as this this number was deemed unsatisfactory based on the needs of the hospitals. According to ministry estimates, more than 100 doctors in specific specialties are needed to support the National Health System (ESY) at this point.

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    Elio Ciol Via Portica, Assisi 1958   • Vaccinated Up To 9x More Likely To Be Hospitalized Than Unvaccinated (Kirsch) • 29,934 Deaths, 2,804,900 I
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle November 19 2021]

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    Austria just announced mandatory vaccination as per Feb. 1

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    For those who like connect the dots a little less cryptic then Triv:

    From the Non-Profit Industrial Complex with Love | The Art of Annihilation

    The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex [ACT I]


    “What’s infuriating about manipulations by the Non Profit Industrial Complex is that they harvest the goodwill of the people, especially young people. They target those who were not given the skills and knowledge to truly think for themselves by institutions which are designed to serve the ruling class. Capitalism operates systematically and structurally like a cage to raise domesticated animals. Those organizations and their projects which operate under false slogans of humanity in order to prop up the hierarchy of money and violence are fast becoming some of the most crucial elements of the invisible cage of corporatism, colonialism and militarism.”

    — Hiroyuki Hamada, artist

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    I’m getting so tired.

    Can I rest now?

    I started drinking (getting drunk) again after 8 years 5 months of sobriety, I can’t handle all the suffering anymore…

    I rescue abandoned animals by the arm full, yet they keep coming.

    I help others in the same hell, putting their rescues on my adopt-a-pet/petfinder websites, sorting through calls where 80-90% of the potentials are people/places I wouldn’t place a furbaby, forget about them being of any real use to other humans…

    Then I wonder what will happen to these poor souls, many of which have received the death injection(s), where will they end up when their families become sick, disabled or dead? 😐

    What will happen to these marvelous furry souls that the Infinite has placed in our hands?

    We have rescued hundreds of kittens, cats & dogs over the last three decades, but it’s a complete shit show now!

    The sadness of suffering is almost more than my soul can bear, thus the escape through alcohol ~ A poison that almost killed me before I got sober the last time…

    I poured out the last few ounces of booze I have in the house, I really hope I’m done.

    I have work still to do helping innocents, as well as supporting others doing the same, I hope m spirit is enough to carry me through this dark age…

    My mother is in a nursing home, I have requested that her other children/grandchildren attend in my stead, after 800+ days non-stop I can’t deal with it anymore ~ She’s nearing the end, hospice is probably the next step.

    My spiritual intuition tells me that things will become MUCH darker, I doubt I will see the light in this life again, but caring for my wife & our Les Misérables keeps me going ~ I used to help other humans, but that has gotten impossible…

    I wish you all the best, love one another, for tomorrow we die.

    Gary

    #92938
    Germ
    Participant

    Austria imposes mandatory COVID vaccination from February
    New 20-day nationwide lockdown also announced as hospitals overwhelmed.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/austria-mandatory-coronavirus-vaccination-february/

    #92940
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Austria just announced mandatory vaccination as per Feb. 1”

    Then I guess I will be eating my hats. Both of them. FIlled with humble pie.

    Not that it makes much difference, I suppose. It wasn’t as if the economic bubble-popping of the covid phenomenon was going to be halted much less reversed by vox populi getting a grip on its medical self; but it would’ve been encouraging to witness people embracing at least that much personal responsibility and the autonomy that creates.

    For the wee bit of light it suggests, a candle against the looming night:

    night

    Psalm 50

    #92941
    Red
    Participant

    I’m suffering from PPD, prime directive disregard.

    #92942
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Non stop Jury tampering:
    “MSNBC Banned from Rittenhouse Trial after Employee Follows Jury Bus; Network ‘Regrets’ Incident”

    Mistrial #12? #13? Why do I even bother following this? Lying, cheating, threatening, intimidating, murdering if possible. Every minute, every day, not news. The only news would be if somebody did something about it.

    MSNBC Reporter Seen Hanging ‘The Jurors Are Here’ Sign On Their Hotel” – BBee

    Or “Hang the Jurors here”, either way. Somebody added, “If this doesn’t mean a mistrial, just exactly what would it take to get one?”

    “DEVELOPING: Kenosha School District Switches to Remote Learning to ‘Protect Students and Staff’

    The Left: tracking down and killing children, wherever they may be found. Or else what are we talking about? What are they afraid of? That Ted Cruz of the GOP plans to riot and burn Kenosha businesses and schools? Pretty sure that’s not happening.

    I don’t want to report this: it’s not salutary and not helpful. I’m quite sure it’s not what “The Left” is going for. However, it’s what’s happening and what they widely approve of, so I can’t lie about it either. If danger is being created, we need to name what that danger is and where it’s coming from. If they don’t approve of, condone, and encourage it, they can disavow it and pull all funding, actively remove participating D.A.s and anyone who raises funds to bail out arsonists and looters. That would be 30% of the Party, deactivating their own Brown Shirt Left wing, apparently composed of felons and rapists, so I don’t think they will. I can’t hide their actions for them, but I’ll be elated to report if they wish to change tactics and stop killing people, particularly children, the poor, minorities, and their businesses.

    Uttar Predesh: Great! I’m glad you see that India has Covid falling everywhere. And if you put their rates/deaths against Europe, at the peak India was still 10x safer than France if I recall. Now since virtually no one is vaccinated there, sanitary conditions are terrible, and the people are poor and often of weak health can you explain to me why I need to go there to be safer than Ann Arbor? Thanks again for your help in proving my case, and demonstrating with overwhelming force that neither vaccines nor masks work.

    But something seems to be working there. And in Africa, Indonesia, SE Asia; some thing, some action, some food – some drug even – that only seems to be given in certain areas of the tropics. Something that’s very common, but is not in Northern Africa, Egypt, or Libya. I wonder what it could be?

    On that note, what is making Florida – completely open – safer than Michigan, Minnesota, California, NY? Something – something that seems to predictably wax and change with the seasons. Whatever could it be? Gosh, if we could only identify this seasonal compound and distribute it cheaply to the masses, we might save HALF the lives. You know: 99.9985% survival instead of 99.997% survival.*

    *People under 70 with no comorbidities.

    So thanks to your providing the evidence of how well all of India is doing, I don’t need to tell YOU that masks don’t work. And therefore it’s no surprise to you that Florida is doing better than lockdown New Mexico and ultra-vaxxed Vermont. I’m sure you’ll be calling your Congressman shortly and requesting that they stop all Covid measures and restore human rights, since that is what your data supports. I’m so happy we agree all the time!!!

    “becoming vaccinated should still be a priority for Americans, but the anti-covid pills that may allow at-risk individuals to stay out of the hospital “could be a lifesaver.”

    Actually quite a good idea. No one will die of “Covid” anymore, and instead will die at home of a variety of spike consequences such as heart failure. Naturally they also get paid for both the selling and the hiding.

    “Eventual new lockdowns should not have to be suffered by those who are vaccinated. Restrictions should only apply to those who are not immunized,”

    Why? Who are they endangering? The vaccinated who are safe? This is why you can’t use logic. Logic does not apply here, so responding with logic will only annoy them. They want to kill and oppress people, and you need to respond in that way instead.

    “QAnon-style conspiracy theories and far-right undertones.”

    Uh, what does any of that mean? “Bad word, word, prickly word, alarming word, word. How do you feel now?” Q-Anon in what way? It was also letters of text posted on the internet? As Bernie Sanders and his supporters such as Joe Rogan are now routinely called “far-right” or even “Nazi”, so the milder “undertone” means they might be Kirsten Gillibrand?

    “Your words mean nothing to me!!!” – Guardians of the Galaxy.

    “People genuinely feel excluded from society – there are genuine grievances and genuine fears,” Hannah said.”
    “…your aunt and uncle type-people using language like Nuremberg 2.0, common law trials, like ‘the prime minister is a Nazi’

    So when people are upset they use strong language? Stop the Presses. News at 11:00. What we need to do is stop strong language. Not to stop upsetting them.

    cloth facemasks in community settings has become an accepted public policy response to decrease disease transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    Yes, it’s a “Public policy response” because it’s a social and not a medical response. It has no foundation in science, and has been re-debunked worldwide over the last two years. Although the data is messy, there is no correlation between masks, lockdowns, and outcomes. In fact, almost the opposite: the most lockdown areas are the worst in the world. CDC releases and re-releases studies that show masks don’t work (most recently children study in August) and the CDC and their Science are promptly ignored in favor of little yellow stars.

    We knew this in the first weeks, as it was aerosol or near-aerosol transmission and 100 years of CDC data said that anything under N95 – and that with gloves and protocols – would do nothing. And so it DID do nothing, and nothing has been stopped, anywhere. We are 100% on the pre-2020 Science, and 100% OPPOSITE to all post-2020 CDC Science. One works, one doesn’t. So we must, must, must use the one that doesn’t, hasn’t, won’t work.

    “Mask Wearing Cuts New Covid-19 Cases By 53% (F.)”

    If it does that, why are mask areas the worst in the world and Florida and Sweden doing fine? Something doesn’t add up. If their masks worked, Britain and Ireland would be half as bad. Also, so…when do we stop using them? Or do we need to breed genetic humans that have a mask at birth? Do we stop when the seas are nothing but a boiling blue mass of masks? Otherwise, what’s your exit plan?

    “the vaccination certificate for vaccinated persons over 60 years of age would cease to be valid seven months after the administration of the vaccine.”

    Just 120 boosters and 60 years to stop the spread. Ka-ching!

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, says she’s having sleepless nights over daughter’s teething” –CNN

    Keeping our new queen and her privacy front and center.
    IgnoreButton

    Leave Britney Alone

    Yes, please, PLEASE protect her privacy so I don’t have to hear about her anymore.

    “Capitalism operates systematically

    WHY do you make me have to respond to this? NGOs are “Capitalism” now? They are NON-profits. Charities. You just said so 10 words ago. Other than ‘Capitalism’, he’s correct: that is the purpose and it is widespread and successful. These “helping” NGOs “Help” Raytheon bomb Syria, then “help” the U.N. fabricate fake chemical weapons attacks, then “help” refugees sink in boats, over and over and over, to allow more bombings by Raytheon. The NGO part is to make nice people support it. To their very lives. To love, adore, support, fight, kill, and die in defense of Raytheon and the bombings-for-profit. As you can see, it works better than anything in the history of history. There is NO murder, death, profit, or extraction that the young, the Left, and the heart-felt “helpers” won’t approve of, and will jail and kill anyone who stand in their way, as seen on Belmarsh and Kenosha.

    This is amazing to me, nevertheless, I must admit that it’s true, and also entirely, completely impossible to break or even mildly affect the spell they are under. They will kill ME, a stranger, a family, a friend, if I interrupt their séance and worship to Raytheon, Pfizer, and their billionaire dick-ship riding owners.

    Gary — Life is very much larger that that. Larger than all this. If the logic doesn’t work, doesn’t make sense in this small zone, go up a level, add larger things. When you go up a level, you realize how small this is and how it makes sense in the bigger picture. To me that’s realizing death is not an end and we live eternal, through multiple lives, progressing slowly, but getting better nonetheless. From that view, no one is “dying” — not your mother nor the animals — they are changing on to elsewhere. And then change and return and go back again. All things are temporary, as time = change, and all named things ‘die’. Progress is slow but compare the animals and health, the morals and mores to 1721, 1021, 21 B.C.

    How are you dying when death is not the end? And how are you failing when you have forever to improve? Give yourself a break, we can’t always uphold all pressures.

    “I am not a friend of a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.” –Thomas Jefferson 1787

    #92943
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Have no idea what to make of “no flu season” last year, but CNN has an article talking about it today. I am thinking it’ll be used as further ammunition to crank down on the unvaxed.

    CNN: “While influenza activity is very low in the United States, it’s getting started and there’s enough to indicate that there will be at least some kind of flu season this year, unlike last year, when an emphasis on frequent handwashing, mask use, closures of schools and businesses, and social distancing pretty much shut down transmission of the virus.”

    “The CDC estimates that, depending on the season, flu kills anywhere from 12,000 to 61,000 people a year in the United States. During the first week of November, 14% of deaths were attributable to influenza, pneumonia or Covid-19. Only 0.3% of specimens tested came back positive for influenza this past week, the CDC found, and just 295 people have been hospitalized for flu.”
    “On Monday, the CDC confirmed it was helping state and local health officials in Michigan investigate an outbreak of more than 500 cases among students at the University of Michigan. That’s the biggest single outbreak so far.”

    #92944
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    “In early October, about 500 University of Michigan students on campus got the flu. Numbers are increasing. Last week along, more than 300 students got the flu.”
    https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/2021/11/16/university-of-michigan-flu-surge-expert-weighs-in-on-whats-happening-what-can-be-done/

    At the University of Michigan, 98% of students and 90% of staff have been fully vaccinated against Covid. I’d be interested to see data about whether the flu outbreaks this season are mostly affecting Covid-vaxxed or unvaxxed.

    #92945

    Making injection with experimental substances mandatory is exactly what the Nuremberg code was formulated against. But hardly a whisper. ¿Qué Pasa?

    #92946

    Veracious Poet- I hope you had a wicked hangover the next day! 😉
    But your post saddens me.
    We have been born in interesting times. It’s a bit like the 60s, but much worse and worldwide. There isn’t much comfort in sanity during times of madness, but it’s still better than going mad.
    I think.

    #92947
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Regarding the flu outbreak among the 98% Covid-vaxxed students, “an outbreak of this size so early in flu season is concerning.”

    The first positive test was on October 6, according to the college’s newspaper The University Record. Since then, 528 cases have been diagnosed by the University Health Service (UHS) on campus, with a large upswing over the past two weeks. During the week of November 1, UHS diagnosed 198 new cases, with 27% of all tests performed coming back positive. The week of November 8, there were 313 new cases, and the positive test rate increased to 37%.

    It’s normal for cases of the flu to start going up as early as October—with flu activity typically peaking between December and February, per the CDC—but an outbreak of this size so early in flu season is concerning. “While we often start to see some flu activity now, the size of this outbreak is unusual”… The strain behind the Michigan outbreak is a subtype of the influenza A virus called H3N2, The University Record reports…

    When it comes to distinguishing the flu from COVID-19, the illnesses can present so similarly that the only way to know is with diagnostic testing, according to the CDC. Overlapping symptoms include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, trouble breathing, and muscle or body aches. One differentiating symptom is losing your sense of smell or taste, which is more common with COVID-19 (though it can sometimes occur with the flu too, the CDC says). And it is possible to be infected with both at the same time, per the CDC.

    https://www.self.com/story/university-of-michigan-flu-outbreak

    #92948
    zerosum
    Participant

    sarcasm
    If you want to know the truth, just ask me. -Fauci
    The vaccines are safe – Fauci
    Bloggers are not a reliable source of information – Fauci
    Take an anti-covid pills and call me in the morning – Fauci
    (Unless it is reported by Fauci and by the USA, then it is disinformation, misinformation, fake news, and unreliable.)
    ———–
    Humans are a minority in the abundance and varieties of lives on earth.
    Get over it. We are not that important.
    ———–
    Two steps back

    https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/canadian-army-to-build-levy-in-abbotsford-in-bid-to-fix-broken-dike-and-save-the-sumas-prairie-from-disaster
    Canadian Army to build levee in Abbotsford in bid to save Sumas Prairie
    Levee will flood around a dozen homes but “has to be done”, says Abbotsford mayor

    Author of the article:David Carrigg
    Publishing date:Nov 18, 2021
    ——–
    I would guess that rabbits, rodens, bugs, and worms have been displaced by the flooded Sumas Plains in BC.
    Manure and carcases etc. are polluting the flood waters.
    There are no scorpions in BC

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-59274686
    Egypt: Hundreds stung by scorpions after deadly floods in Aswan
    ———–
    @ Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    “Making injection with experimental substances mandatory is exactly what the Nuremberg code was formulated against. But hardly a whisper. ¿Qué Pasa?”

    Did you hear the screaming?
    https://theconversation.com/covid-vaccines-dont-violate-the-nuremberg-code-heres-how-to-convince-the-doubters-171217
    COVID vaccines don’t violate the Nuremberg Code. Here’s how to convince the doubters
    November 17, 2021

    #92949
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    “During the week of November 1, UHS diagnosed 198 new cases, with 27% of all tests performed coming back positive. The week of November 8, there were 313 new cases, and the positive test rate increased to 37%.”

    All those negative test results (for the flu) suggest that there are lots of Covid-vaxxed students with flu-like respiratory illnesses (prompting the students to get tested for the flu).

    #92950
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Austria Re-Imposes Full Lockdown, Vow “Penalties” for Those Who Resist; Germany May Follow”

    “We haven’t been able to convince enough people to vaccinate. For too long, I and others have assumed that you can convince people to get vaccinated,”

    See? Totally voluntary. It’s only if you don’t take it that we shoot you. But only if you’re Black or Jewish.

    So, YAL. Yet Another Lie. “Lying: It’s what we do.™”

    #92951

    Zero, from that Conversation piece:

    But COVID vaccines have been thoroughly tested, and they have been shown to work. Their side-effects have been extensively examined. They have been approved for use around the world and have been credited for saving many lives.

    No, they have not, and no, they have not. And neither have the side effects. They have not been approved either, EUA is not that. Sure, the triumvirate claims many lives have been saved. But not a word about lives lost due to banning early treatment.

    #92952

    “How Pfizer beat the Nuremberg Code” sounds creepy as hell to me. But it’s my reality. Time to fight back.

    #92953
    zerosum
    Participant

    Fauci has a lot of paid helpers to convince the stupid, happy, non-critical thinker rif raf

    #92954
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “At the University of Michigan, 98% of students and 90% of staff have been fully vaccinated against Covid. I’d be interested to see data about whether the flu outbreaks this season are mostly affecting Covid-vaxxed or unvaxxed.”

    I’ll jump the gun and say that this is almost certainly ADE. Because most of us learned about ADE by studying the covid phenomenon, we tend to forget that the main problem with ADE is that it weakens the general immune system, period.

    VPoet mentioned addiction. Lord, am I an addict. Miraculously clear at last for almost a month. My addictions had reduced to cannabis, a fairly benign addiction, almost a 50/50 benefit/damage ration. But it triggers an ancient tobacco jones.

    Having been homeless a sizable portion of my life including a recent 6-month spate in 2016-17, I have no problem picking up old cigarette butts rather than buy and therefore smoke a whole pack instead of just getting a quickie fix from one or two half-smoked fags. (Everyone go ‘ick’ and get it out of your system, already.)

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Unless I caught some wicked bug like tuberculosis, this naturally strengthened my immune system’s intelligence factor — its ability to recognize and rapidly target offending microbial intruders — even as I turned my lungs into rotten pulp sacks.

    Inbetween recurrent bouts of the behavior described above, I take awesome care of myself, building up the muscles of my immune system — my T or Z cells or whatever forms the general all-purpose grunt army that protects me through brute force from infections.

    And of course, abundant vitamin D & C. (Other stuff too but D&C are the mainstays against infection, imo.)

    I’m not particularly scared of covid or any bug even though I know there’s a bug out there, with a warrant for my deathg written in its genome, that will finish me off someday if more mechanical means, from gunshot to heart attack, don’t beat the microbes to the finish line.

    I don’t exactly go around french-kissing winos sleeping in the gutter, but I give my immune system a vigorous workout overall. At 65, with greasy paper sacks for lungs, and a body whose capillaries are increasingly prone to internal bleeding, I like my chances of not getting taken out by teensy ninja bugs better than that of most people.

    My skater son, age 25, in strong physical health from his skater lifestyle, especially now that he’s given up the party booze/weed ethic it features, and has learned from his old man that his body is made up of what he eats, therefore a ramen diet will turn him into a bowl of soggy noodles, is virtually bulletproof from all the street time he spends, falling on the ground, literally rolling in layers of infectious city dirt.

    The sickest he’s ever been is when he got the first round of the clot shot after asking his old man what he should do and, of course, ignoring my advice and getting the vakz because, like almost all people his age, magic screens with talking heads predominantly rule his psyche. (And we are very close, very close, and he admires me and calls me Wise Man.)

    But any damage to him from the vakz will be way down the road, if at all. He’s good for now (and says no to boosters).

    In a sense, I say, bring on the night. Not only couldn’t I stand another day of our phony culture’s false sunlight (insert snide remark about “green energy” here if it please ya), but victory shows a bias for those who strike first. Light a candle, embrace the darkness… and stick a shiv in its belly. KIll it with kindness. Believe in miracles but don’t expect them; not because they’re unreliable, but because we can hardly see them when they happen, hysterical and scared and goggle-eyed as we become when the lights go out.

    The easiest thing to make in this world is a miracle, for example each passing breath that keeps your head and heart aflame with this wondrous thing called being alive but we mostly take for granted.

    The hardest thing to do is recognize and honor those miracles.

    Like VPoet, we can’t save ’em all, but we can save some — for awhile. In the end, we all lie down and don’t get up again, at least not in this wild world.

    Bring on the Night

    The afternoon has gently passed me by
    The evening spreads its sail against the sky
    Waiting for tomorrow
    Just another day
    God bid yesterday goodbye
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    The future is but a question mark
    Hangs above my head there in the dark
    Can’t see for the brightness
    Is staring me blind
    God bid yesterday goodbye
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    Bring on the night
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight
    I couldn’t stand another hour of daylight………………..

    hope

    The night with lights:

    Scene Attack

    Without lights:

    Darkness Darkness

    (the lyrics are a tad wrong: stupid bots)

    Darkness darkness, be my pillow
    Take my head and let me sleep
    In the coolness of your shadow
    In the silence of your dream
    Darkness darkness, hide my yearning
    For the things that cannot be
    Keep my mind from constant turning
    Towards the things I cannot see now
    Towards the things I cannot see now
    The things I cannot see now
    Darkness darkness, long and lonesome
    Is the day brings me here
    I have found the edge of sadness
    I have known the depths of fear
    Darkness darkness, be my blanket
    Cover my with the endless night
    Take away away the pain of knowing
    Fill the emptiness of right now
    The emptiness of right now
    Fill the emptiness of right now
    Darkness darkness, be my pillow
    Take my head and let me sleep
    In the coolness of my shadow
    In the silence of my dream
    Darkness darkness, be my blanket
    Cover my with the endless night
    Take away away the pain of knowing
    Fill the emptiness of right now
    In the emptiness of right now
    In the emptiness of right now

    It’s the edge of dawn where I am now.

    Good night, gentle souls. You won’t hear from me for awhile.

    #92955

    “How Pfizer beat the Nuremberg Code”.
    With a mace?

    #92956
    Germ
    Participant

    How cute is this!

      “Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights”

    Article 6. Consent 1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to becarried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned,based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and forany reason without disadvantage or prejudice.

    https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000146180

    #92957
    chooch
    Participant

    Veracious,

    Seems you have stored up some proper treasures in this life.

    If Dr. D’s leap to palingenesis is too big a step, I would recommend Andrew Jukes “Restitution of A Things”.

    #92958
    chooch
    Participant

    Restitution of All Things

    #92959
    Germ
    Participant

    #92960

    Cassandra! Saint of sanity-
    Oh why are you so impotent?
    How dare you prick the vanity
    Of those who love imprisonment?

    #92961
    oldandtired
    Participant

    V Poet:

    You were sober for over 8 years. What if you were internet-free? Smartphone- free for the next eight years? Combatting those addictions with abstinence would be life-changing?

    #92962
    those darned kids
    Participant

    vp: hang in there, brother. we NEED people like you. and the alcohol, well, you already know. i’ve come to think that our purpose in life is to help others. and you, sir, are NEEDED. your family, the critters..

    hang tough..

    i don’t know if coltrane’s your thing, but here is my own personal catharsis. turn it up really loud.

    may peace be upon you.

    #92963

    In response to Germ’s video: You can live without a cell phone. I am still alive. Throw the damn thing out- it may be our only hope.

    How lovely it would be to see
    Big piles of cell phones, sea to sea.
    With one small act we’d light the blaze
    To burn this misanthropic maze.

    #92964
    Henry
    Participant

    They comprised an exchange between the American virus–hunting foundation, the EcoHealth Alliance and its funders in the US government. The scientists discussed collecting viruses from bats in eight countries including Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 2016 and 2019. But to avoid the complication of signing up local subcontractors to their grants in those countries, they promised to send the samples to a laboratory they already funded. And where was this lab? Wuhan.

    I may be reading too many classics lately, but here is an observation:

    EcoHealth Alliance sends a virus to Wuhan. Fauci needs to cover the crime, and the power-hungry Blue Church wants to grab power. They need to get rid of the Unvaxxed to complete the power grab.

    This kinda reminds me of Macbeth.

    Macbeth(Fauci) murders King Duncan(Virus released from Wuhan) and takes the Scottish throne. The power-hungry wife, Lady Macbeth(Blue Chruch), desires to grab more power. The Macbeths go mad by trying to kill off all the opposition.

    We all know how that story ended.

    #92965
    Henry
    Participant

    @my-parents-said-know & @germ In the same vein as Shakespeare:

    Lady Macbeth: Out, damned spot! out, I say!—

    #92966
    boilingfrog
    Participant

    Doc Robinson, thanks for your thoughts on the flu issue…something to keep an eye on, I guess.

    Does anybody remember the story (I think it was on NPR) from a couple of years back, out of the Pacific Northwest… health authorities reported a very localized outbreak of some sort, it was a mystery to them. Some authority even made the decision to shut down the high school to stop the spread. When they elevated it to the state (federal?) level, they were ordered to “stand down”.

    This thing has been loose for a while, and more-and-more footsteps keep appearing…all leading to Ecohealth Alliance. Is it even posdiblt to vaccinate against a “two-headed chimera”? Thus far, the answer seems “no”…

    #92967
    Mr. House
    Participant
    #92968
    Dora
    Participant

    “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

    #92969
    zerosum
    Participant

    The rich and powerful have voted to give $1.9T to the people.
    Not as good as what a socialist would do, but its a start, for a bunch of capitalists that has control of all the money.

    #92970
    chooch
    Participant
    #92971

    VP- Maybe this is how you feel?
    There’s even a black screen mode so you can hear the soothing sounds of the volcano to sleep.
    (see utube sidebar)

    #92972
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Gary,

    My Heart knows where you are – as I have been there too. You are not alone.

    Infinite LOVE to you – for providing comfort to marvelous furry souls, your wife, and to your Mother. It is easy to lose yourself in caregiving. The decision to ask the next generation to help with their Grandmother is right-on; the kids will get the needed, first-hand experience of the dying/death process + all the questions and musings that come with it.

    The burdens of life are not yours to bear alone. Taking responsibility for YOUR choices/outcomes in this life is why you’re here. Let go of what is not yours, of what you can not possibly control. The letting go is an act of LOVE. At this moment, there is no end to the suffering in this world. Use discernment in choosing where to engage. Do what you can while taking CARE. You have earned a rest!

    “I have work still to do helping innocents, as well as supporting others doing the same, I hope my spirit is enough to carry me through this dark age…” YES, Spirit will carry YOU – is carrying you, has always carried you. You are protected and supported. Take rest and refuge in the calm reservoir of your accumulated good works/deeds.

    LOVE to YOU and your Family (furry and all).

    Susan

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    Henry
    Participant

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity

    –Yeats

    #92974
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    Clover. RESCUED July 2015 – found in a box with 11 other puppies at Farmers Market. Spent all of October 2021 trying to save her life. She passed on October 27, 2021. Heartbroken. Sad.

    Gary reminds me that the need is great….there is surely ONE more waiting for me.

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