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SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Disrupts Human Cardiac Pericytes Function (CS)
Vaccine Data Transparency at the FDA (Kheriaty)
Fauci Speaks Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Before He Can Retire (RT)
Judge Tells Hospital: “Step Aside”, Give a Dying Man Ivermectin (Pfeiffer)
Kansas Governor to Allow Broad Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (ET)
New Zealand To Stay Closed To Foreigners For Another Five Months (MSN)
Scottish Govt Vax Passport Sends People’s Private Data To Amazon, Microsoft (S)
Covid Deaths In Europe To Top 2 Million By March, Says WHO (G.)
The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Supplementation (Nature)
US to Require Vaccines for All Border Crossers in January (AP)
Americans Got Richer Thanks To Vaccines & Covid Policies, Biden Claims (RT)
US, Russia Military Chiefs Hold Urgent “Deconfliction” Call On Ukraine (ZH)

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fda.gov/media/153409/download
Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee October 26, 2021
No data. 5 Years of Study Needed.

 

 

Full title: “The SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein disrupts human cardiac pericytes function through CD147-receptor-mediated signalling: a potential non-infective mechanism of COVID-19 microvascular disease.”

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Disrupts Human Cardiac Pericytes Function (CS)

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes a broad range of clinical responses including prominent microvascular damage. The capacity of SARS-CoV-2 to infect vascular cells is still debated. Additionally, the SARS-CoV-2 Spike (S) protein may act as a ligand to induce non-infective cellular stress. We tested this hypothesis in pericytes (PCs), which are reportedly reduced in the heart of patients with severe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Here we newly show that the in vitro exposure of primary human cardiac PCs to the SARS-CoV-2 wild type strain or the Alpha and Delta variants caused rare infection events.

Exposure to the recombinant S protein alone elicited signalling and functional alterations, including: (1) increased migration, (2) reduced ability to support endothelial cell (EC) network formation on Matrigel, (3) secretion of pro-inflammatory molecules typically involved in the cytokine storm, and (4) production of pro-apoptotic factors causing EC death. Next, adopting a blocking strategy against the S protein receptors angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and CD147, we discovered that the S protein stimulates the phosphorylation/activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) through the CD147 receptor, but not ACE2, in PCs.

The neutralisation of CD147, either using a blocking antibody or mRNA silencing, reduced ERK1/2 activation, and rescued PC function in the presence of the S protein. Immunoreactive S protein was detected in the peripheral blood of infected patients. In conclusion, our findings suggest that the S protein may prompt PC dysfunction, potentially contributing to microvascular injury. This mechanism may have clinical and therapeutic implications.

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55 years till you know if the vaccine is safe enough to take. Till the, you’re on your own.

Vaccine Data Transparency at the FDA (Kheriaty)

In September I organized 30 distinguished academic physicians and scientist colleagues to form Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency. This group included, among other luminaries, my friends Harvey Risch of Yale, Andrew Bostom of Brown, Joseph Ladapo of UCLA (who has since been appointed Surgeon General of Florida), Paul Alexander, formerly of HHS and WHO, Aditi Bhargava of UCSF, and other scientists from the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Australia, Germany, and the University of Oxford in the U.K. With the help of my lawyers, Aaron Siri and Elizabeth Brehm, we submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for all the data relied upon to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine. While this information was not available while the vaccine was only approved under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), under federal law, the FDA was required to make this data publicly available once it received full approval, which happened in August.


The law is crystal clear on this point: our FOIA request was not at all legally complicated, and the FDA’s lawyers at the Department of Justice are well aware of this. As we describe on our website: “The organization takes no position on the data other than that it should be made publicly available to allow independent experts to conduct their own review and analyses. Any data received will be made public.” This is likewise uncontroversial, since transparency is widely regarded as a core ethical principle of all public health initiatives. It is one of the central ethical principles articulated, for example, in the University of California’s “Allocation of Scarce Critical Resources under Crisis Standards of Care,” the ventilator triage policy that I helped draft for the UC’s hospitals last year (see 3.f below):

[..] I look forward to seeing the DOJ lawyers in court, and will keep you updated on this story as the legal proceedings unfold.

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As long as he’s useful for Pfizer.

Fauci Speaks Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Before He Can Retire (RT)

Top White House Covid adviser Anthony Fauci insisted his long career as a federal bureaucrat is far from over, saying retirement is simply out of the question as he looks to wrap up “unfinished business” in the world of medicine. Asked whether he is thinking of leaving his long-held leadership post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the 80-year-old health official said he’s “not even remotely contemplating that right now.” “There’s a lot of unfinished business right now, so I’m not even thinking about walking away,” Fauci told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday, adding that he would like to see the end of the coronavirus pandemic, and even further progress on eradicating HIV and AIDS, before he steps away from his work.

The White House adviser also reiterated calls for the “overwhelming majority” of fully-vaccinated American adults to receive booster shots, noting that the additional dose could eventually become standard in defining what it means to be ‘fully’ immunized. “Right now, officially, fully vaccinated equals two shots of the mRNA and one shot of the J&J, but without a doubt that could change. That’s on the table for discussion,” he said, referring to Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines which use messenger-RNA, and Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose formulation.

While an FDA advisory panel initially voted overwhelmingly against booster doses for all healthy Americans – instead greenlighting additional shots only for the elderly and certain at-risk groups – the FDA itself decided to cut the panel out of the process entirely and authorized boosters on its own last week. A similar panel with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, did give its blessing, with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky quickly signing off on the decision.

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“..the hospital system filed notice that it would appeal the order that had already been carried out. It did this even though Sun Ng seemed to have benefited greatly.”

Judge Tells Hospital: “Step Aside”, Give a Dying Man Ivermectin (Pfeiffer)

Sun Ng, a retired contractor from Hong Kong, traveled to Illinois to celebrate his only granddaughter’s first birthday. He got covid and was near death in a Chicago-area hospital. All other options were exhausted, but the hospital refused to give Mr. Ng a generic, FDA-approved drug with an extraordinary safety record that a doctor believed could safe his life. Finally, a judge asked the right question about ivermectin. “What’s the downside?” Put another way: If a man is dying of covid in an ICU and all else has been tried, why not order a hospital to give a safe, last-ditch drug? Edward Hospital, located near Chicago, offered three arguments as to why Sun Ng, seventy-one, should not be given ivermectin: There could be side effects. Ordering ivermectin would violate its policies. Forcing the issue would be “extraordinary” judicial overreach.

On each argument, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton firmly disagreed. “I can’t think of a more extraordinary situation than when we are talking about a man’s life,” he said in a November 5 decision that is a model of rational decision-making in an irrational era. “I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside,” he continued in a Zoom hearing. “I am just asking—or not asking—I am ordering through the Court’s power to allow Dr. Bain to have the emergency privileges and administer this medicine.” The hospital ultimately stepped aside. Dr. Alan Bain, an internist, administered a five-day course of 24 milligrams of ivermectin, from November 8 through November 12. Ng, who with his wife, Ying, had come from Hong Kong to celebrate their granddaughter’s birthday, was able to breathe without a ventilator within five days—he, in fact, removed the endotracheal himself.

He left the ICU Tuesday, November 16, and, although confused and weak, was breathing Sunday without supplemental oxygen on a regular hospital floor. “Every day after ivermectin, there was accelerated and stable improvement,” said Dr. Bain, who administered the drug in two previous court cases after hospitals refused. “Three times we’ve shown something,” he told me. “There’s a signal of benefit for ventilator patients.” Ng’s remarkable progress stands in sharp relief to the repeated attempts by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the hospital’s managing system, to thwart the use of ivermectin. It succeeded in having the court’s initial November 1 order dismissed by claiming Ng was in better health than his lawsuit contended (he wasn’t). It then defied the November 5 order, saying Dr. Bain was not vaccinated (a negative test resolved the issue).

Moreover, after Ng’s treatment was complete, the hospital system filed notice that it would appeal the order that had already been carried out. It did this even though Sun Ng seemed to have benefited greatly. The patient’s improvement, or condition generally, did not seem to matter.

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And she’s a Democrat.

Kansas Governor to Allow Broad Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements (ET)

The governor of Kansas has said she intends to sign a measure that will force businesses that require COVID-19 vaccination to give broad exceptions to workers who don’t want to get the vaccine. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, said in a one-sentence Nov. 22 statement that she will sign the legislation “when it reaches my desk.” Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general and a Republican, also said he would sign it if he were governor. Schmidt is challenging Kelly in the Kansas gubernatorial race. The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives and state Senate approved House Bill 2001 earlier on Nov. 22 during a special session. The Senate vote was 24–11 and the House vote was 78–41.

The legislation states that any employer who imposes a COVID-19 vaccine requirement must exempt workers if they submit a written waiver request stating that complying with the requirement would endanger the life or health of the waiver applicant or somebody they live with or if receiving the vaccine violates a sincerely held religious belief. Any workers punished or terminated due to violation of the law would be able to file a complaint with state officials, who would be mandated to investigate each complaint and issue an order on each case within 60 calendar days.

An employer who is found to have violated the law would face civil action in a bid to fine them up to $10,000 per violation if they have fewer than 100 employees or up to $50,000 per violation if they have 100 or more employees. The employer would avoid legal action if they reinstate the worker. Another major component of the legislation requires that workers who get laid off due to vaccination requirements be eligible for unemployment benefits. Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson, a Republican, said the measure will “protect the rights of Kansans who are facing impending deadlines from the Biden administration that would force them to choose between their livelihood and their religious freedom or their livelihood and advice from their own physician.”

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Like a lab experiment.

New Zealand To Stay Closed To Foreigners For Another Five Months (MSN)

New Zealand said Wednesday it will not reopen to foreign travellers for at least another five months, as it slowly relaxes some of the world’s toughest pandemic border restrictions. The Pacific nation’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealanders stranded in Australia could return home from mid-January and Kiwis travelling from elsewhere would be allowed in a month later. But foreign nationals must wait until the end of April under the blueprint for a phased reopening unveiled Wednesday. “We acknowledge it’s been tough, but the end of heavily restricted travel is now in sight,” Hipkins told reporters. New Zealand closed its borders in March last year, requiring all international arrivals to undergo two weeks of hotel quarantine, a period that was recently cut to seven days.


Hipkins said under the new regime, travellers would self isolate for seven days provided they were fully vaccinated and passed a series of Covid-19 tests. The move comes amid mounting pressure from overseas-based New Zealanders frustrated at being unable to book spots in the overstretched hotel quarantine system. Local media regularly carry reports of Kiwis unable to return home to see visit dying relatives because there are no available quarantine rooms. The border announcement comes as New Zealand prepares to revamp its domestic Covid-19 response to scrap lockdowns in recognition that the highly contagious Delta variant is now firmly embedded in the community.

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And why not….

Scottish Govt Vax Passport Sends People’s Private Data To Amazon, Microsoft (S)

As if the liberty erasing connotations of vaccine passports were not enough on their own, it has been revealed that the Scottish government has allowed data from the scheme to be shared with private companies including Amazon. The Daily Record reports, “We have learned the NHS mobile phone app which presents the personal medical information in the form of a QR Code shares data with companies including Amazon, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Royal Mail and an AI facial recognition firm.” Users of the vaccine passport app were not informed their data would be shared, according to the report.

Commenting on the findings, Sam Grant of privacy advocate group Liberty warned “Vaccine passports create a two-tier society and already many people in Scotland have been coerced into getting a vaccine passport in order to attend events and access certain parts of society.” Grant added, “It’s extremely concerning that, in doing so, data has been shared with third parties without people having the option to opt out or without even being made aware that this is happening. This only furthers the wide concerns people already have around vaccine passports.”

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat party, Alex Cole-Hamilton, also stated that his party “have repeatedly warned the Government that data protection is virtually non-existent – a simple screenshot was enough to bypass whatever ‘security measures’ the system had in place.” “The launch was a shambles and the IT system struggled to cope,” Cole-Hamilton explained, adding “Everyone has the right to medical privacy; nobody should ever have to provide part of their medical history to a bouncer or a series of private companies. That is just simply absurd.”

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The WHO itself is the cause.

Covid Deaths In Europe To Top 2 Million By March, Says WHO (G.)

Total deaths across Europe from Covid-19 are likely to exceed 2 million by March next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that the pandemic had become the number one cause of death in the region. Reported deaths have risen to nearly 4,200 a day, double the number being recorded in September, the agency said, while cumulative reported deaths in the region, which includes the UK, have already surpassed 1.5 million. Describing the situation as “very serious”, the WHO said it expected “high or extreme stress” on hospital beds in 25 of the region’s 53 countries, with intensive care units in 49 countries set to come under similar strain. On current trends, the region’s cumulative death toll would surpass 2.2 million by 1 March, it said.

As Europe again becomes the centre of the pandemic, with tighter controls mainly on the unvaccinated and heated debate in several countries about making vaccination obligatory, Austria this week became the first west European country to re-enter lockdown since inoculation began earlier this year. The increase in cases was being driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant which is now dominant across the region, the WHO said, fuelled by a widespread relaxation of preventive measures, such as mask wearing and physical distancing, since the summer. With more and more people gathering indoors in the colder late-autumn weather, a large number still not vaccinated, and vaccine efficacy against severe forms of the disease waning, “many people are left vulnerable to the virus”.

Dr Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, said it was essential that countries adopted a “vaccine plus” approach. “This means getting the standard doses of vaccine and taking a booster if offered,” he said, “but also incorporating preventive measures into our normal routines.”

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Published: 23 November 2021. Daily intake: 400 IU of vitamin D. Not in good faith. There was a UK report in early 2020 that did the same thing.

The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Supplementation (Nature)

There is consensus that daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D can prevent nutritional rickets in infants and children1. However, the skeletal effects of vitamin D deficiency in adults and older adults (aged >65 years), and the potential extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D are more controversial. Some people consider that vitamin D supplementation is futile2. By contrast, others have suggested that the vitamin D intake requirement is much higher than currently achieved by the general population and that people should aim to achieve 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD, the major marker of vitamin D status) concentrations similar to those found in certain tribes in equatorial Africa with a sun exposure lifestyle that might be similar to that of early humans.


The potential extra-skeletal effects of the vitamin D endocrine system (which refers to vitamin D in its active form, its precursors and metabolites, and vitamin D receptor) are based on several arguments. For example, the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and CYP27B1 (the enzyme primarily responsible for producing the active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D or 1,25(OH)2D3) are widely expressed, including in tissues that are not involved in calcium or phosphate transport (Fig. 1). In addition, ~3% of the human and mouse genomes are under the direct or indirect control of 1,25(OH)2D3 (refs8,9). Finally, many diseases and illnesses in humans are associated with a poor vitamin D status, as measured by low serum levels of 25OHD. Therefore, one of the major clinical questions in the field is whether poor vitamin D status plays a causal role in the diseases and conditions associated with low 25OHD levels, such as cancer, impaired muscle strength and falls, and immune, metabolic or cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, if the link is causal, the threshold serum level of 25OHD below which the risk of these diseases is increased must be identified.

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There’ll be no truckers left.

US to Require Vaccines for All Border Crossers in January (AP)

President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce Tuesday. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals. Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.

The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status, but face additional testing hurdles because officials believe they more easily contract and spread COVID-19 and in order to encourage them to get a shot. The Biden administration pushed back the requirement for essential travelers by more than two months from when it went into effect on Nov. 8 for non-essential visitors to prevent disruptions, particularly among truck drivers who are vital to North American trade. While most cross-border traffic was shut down in the earliest days of the pandemic, essential travelers have been able to transit unimpeded.

Even with the delay, though, Norita Taylor, spokeswoman for the trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, criticized the vaccination requirement, calling it an example of “how unnecessary government mandates can force experienced owner-operators and independent truckers out of business.” “These requirements are another example of how impractical regulations will send safe drivers off the road,” she said.

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Does he believe it? Quite possible.

Americans Got Richer Thanks To Vaccines & Covid Policies, Biden Claims (RT)

US citizens are wealthier 20 months after the Covid-19 pandemic than they were before, President Joe Biden has insisted, as many in the country check their pockets and find them still empty. The president praised his economic leadership during a press conference on Tuesday, declaring the US was the only country whose residents could count themselves richer than they had been before the pandemic. However, while the Federal Reserve may have printed up a (digital) storm of new money to keep the economy afloat, ordinary Americans haven’t seen much of it. “America’s the only major economy, the only one in the world, where the economy is bigger today, and families have more money in their pockets today, than before the pandemic hit,” Biden boasted during a Monday press conference, adding that his calculations already took inflation into account.

Not only could “none of our competitors internationally […] say that,” the president continued, but it was a “testament to the effectiveness of the vaccines and our vaccination effort,” as well as “a testament to the economic policies we’ve fought so hard to pass.” While government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have indeed sent some people’s wealth soaring skyward, much of that growth – a whopping $2.1 trillion – has gone to the billionaires. Tesla tycoon and world’s richest man Elon Musk alone made $209 billion as of October. However, some 89 million ordinary Americans have lost their jobs.

Meanwhile, income inequality continues to swell to preposterous levels – anything but closing the massive gap that already yawned between rich and poor in 2019. Data shows the poor have stayed poor, and the middle-class are rapidly joining them at the bottom of the income ladder. While Biden might have tried to appear sanguine regarding inflation, that monetary force continues to send the price of consumer goods skyward, and most of the federal unemployment benefits that kept out-of-work Americans comfortable during the first year of the pandemic have evaporated, meaning Americans now need to find a job and pay their rent or find themselves out in the cold.

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“..coming the same day CNN reported the Biden administration is now mulling additional weapons and military trainers for Ukraine.”

US, Russia Military Chiefs Hold Urgent “Deconfliction” Call On Ukraine (ZH)

The heads of the Russian and United States militaries held a rare and urgent phone call on Tuesday in efforts to deescalate soaring tensions in eastern Europe, with both sides cryptically confirming it was to discuss “current” international security issues. Russia’s most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, held the call with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, in which the two top generals talked about “pressing issues of international security”. The past days have witnessed heightening rhetoric and threats being exchanged between Moscow and Washington over tensions in Ukraine and Belarus, especially given recent reports from US media over a Russian force build-up and planned “invasion” of eastern Ukraine, reports which the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

The US side’s readout of the call acknowledged it was for the purpose of rapid “de-confliction” between the two superpowers, also coming the same day CNN reported the Biden administration is now mulling additional weapons and military trainers for Ukraine. No additional details or specifics of the military-to-military call were revealed; however, it was without doubt related to a building new Ukraine crisis, following the US allegations of a massive Russian troop build-up near Ukraine for a potential imminent invasion. At the start of this week it was revealed that the Biden administration was reported to have briefed the European partners that Russia on the supposed planned invasion of eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin has been fierce in its response rejecting the accusations, with some thinly-sourced Western reports suggesting as many as 100,000 active duty Russian troops and reservists were being mustered for a major offensive operation.

A report in US News and World Report that tensions are fast approaching a breaking point, leading to the potential for a ‘Ukraine crisis 2.0’ amid the tit-for-tat accusations: “Through a series of public statements and posts through its state news services, leaders in Russia on Monday presented the unified case that Ukraine was needlessly deploying its military forces to challenge Russia’s sovereignty and its nearby interests, that rising concern in the West of military action by Moscow represents only an attempt by Kyiv to mask its own intentions to do so, that the Western-backed peace process for the conflict in Ukraine is broken and that Kyiv’s allies in Europe and North America are not prepared to back up their pledges of support.”

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  • #93452
    boscohorowitz
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    “Dolphy Scramblebrains”

    Who R that, pls?

    #93453
    Susmarie108
    Participant

    @bosco: “I submit that the placebo effect is very powerful. Just knowing that a judge cared enough to make the hospital stop killing him might have given Ng’s neurophysiology the strength it needed to recover.”

    Yes +. Go deeper. There is an mind/emotional component of belief/faith at work here. On a recent webinar presented by Morley Robins of the Root Cause Protocol (Copper!!! iron dis-regulation advocate) – it was suggested that the immune system runs on a “sense of faith that it works”. Hummm, makes perfect sense to me! That being said, you have to INTENTIONALLY engage/enable it in the fight. Fear feeds the virus/parasite. Belief/faith activates powers within. Am suggesting this is one component to be deployed in your personal wellness strategy.

    IVM got me over the Covid hump in record speed with only minor impact (all tho wine still doesn’t taste good). I take a dose weekly as it has numerous other benefits. IVM was implemented early on in my case.

    #93454
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Knowing anything is quite the challenge while on a ventilator. Though it’s an arguable point.”

    Indeed. But the sedatives only shut down the conbscious interface. The subcon is not necessarily affected. The subcon is 99.9% of who we are. The tiny sliver of awareness we call consciousness is just a pinhole in a vast camera of the soul. Patients are knwon to remember things doctor said while they were knocked out deep for major surgery.

    #93455
    Germ
    Participant

    #93456
    zerosum
    Participant

    The reply counter att TAE, doesn’t know how to count. It skips numbers.
    A curious mind would prefer to see a post # with a content marked “deleted”.

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    potential benefits outweighs the known and potential risks – ( Its an uncontested educated guess by Cauci)

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    Life is temporary ….. hell is forever …. get vaccinated …/s

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    microvascular injury ….. Stop worrying ,….. it will heal, ……….. stop reading, ………….. you’ll feel better

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    IVM …..“What’s the downside?” …. able to breathe without a ventilator within five days

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    In other words, send a written note, ” I don’t want the vaccines”

    The legislation states that any employer who imposes a COVID-19 vaccine requirement must exempt workers if they submit a written waiver request stating that complying with the requirement would endanger the life or health of the waiver applicant or somebody they live with or if receiving the vaccine violates a sincerely held religious belief.

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    Vaccines and vaccine passports are working ….. More deaths and negative effects in 2021 than in 2020. s/

    vitamin D supplementation is futile ….. ( more is needed for it to be a benefit)

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    WHY …. to save the social/economic systems ……government mandates ….. quarantines ……..

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    The purpose of calculating the % of people vaccinated is to make you believe that it is possible to reach herd immunity ….70% ,,, nope, …. 75% nope, try 80%, 90%, 95%, 100% Nope hahahaha
    The way the % of vaccinate people is calculated, shows a decrease because children have been included in the calculation.
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    The flood waters are receding …… there is more than bathing suits left at the high water mark.

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    Its just my opinion ……….Do your own thinking

    #93457
    AsIfTruth
    Participant

    We Merry Few, We Band of Brothers(and sisters). Take Heart. Do not let a few(or a legion) of naysayers have any affect upon you. Stand Strong, stay true. Care not for what they say, but strive for utter faith in your convictions. Unshakeable faith. What a strange corner of the world we have found to share a few words. Bonded together through time and space we meet here. The dawn is promised, never forget that. I find great hope even in this dark time of uncertainty. The American Resistance is strong and UNYIELDING. Never bend the knee. Never surrender. Die on this hill. WE ARE LIONS! We care not what sheep bleet and bah. Go follow your government sheperd sheep. Leave us lions be to our own devices lest we decide to slay you. We wouldn’t eat you, your meat is tainted.

    #93458
    AsIfTruth
    Participant

    Yes!!!! In my experience, the enemy likes to make things plain and obvious. Throw it in your face and make you choke on it. Corona…meaning crown…crown meaning head or mind…mind virus. So obvious. Multiple other meanings abound.

    #93459
    Mr. House
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    #93460
    those darned kids
    Participant

    80% sheep herd
    4% sociopaths
    16% the awake, the defenders of the sheep

    #93461

    Netherlands records highest number of daily Covid cases since start of pandemic

    The more they vaxx, the higher the infection rate!

    Unfortunate coincidence. Just like in those 20-odd other EU countries.

    #93462

    The reply counter at TAE, doesn’t know how to count. It skips numbers.

    The systems hides some replies, mostly because people post them multiple times. I don’t know all the details of how it works. But people blaming software is always a bit suspect.

    #93463
    Germ
    Participant

    The latest US observational study of Ivermectin points to a 75% mortality benefit.
    The previous study, a Malaysian randomized trial (n=500), was at 69%.
    The 27 ivermectin studies with a mortality result, 25 of them positive, average at a mortality benefit of 57% (n=36,653). Crickets from our media. Incredible. This could all be over in a few weeks. For pennies.

    “Effectiveness and Safety of Ivermectin in COVID-19 Patients: A Prospective Study at A Safety-Net Hospital”
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmv.27469

    #93464
    Noirette
    Participant

    Bosco posted: For those of us watching Russia amid this plague of nonsense, I’ll note that my fave Russia-watcher has nothing to say about covid. Seems odd.
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    In his latest public speech Putin states that everything must be done to vax to the max in soft-ish diplo language. It was his first, thus main, point.

    http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/67123 —eng.
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    Several articles about covid madness in Russia by an ex-journo. Facts given in this article are correct (afaik), minus the examples which I haven’t checked.

    Myths vs. Reality in Covid Russia. E. Slavsquat.

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/myth-vs-reality-in-covid-russia

    other articles by him on the same topic at site. (not that i agree w. it all.)

    ….. Russia lovers in France are devastated …….
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    In Europe (+ USA..) Sweden was frequently touted as ‘different’, ‘more sensible’, ‘no lockdowns’, etc. The differences were hyped but minimal, or even non-existent as compared to Switzerland for ex., as things played out on the ground. Sweden will now also introduce a VAX PASS. One ex.

    https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sweden-to-introduce-covid-vaccine-passes-for-indoors-events/47119140

    #93465
    Germ
    Participant

    Wrong paper quoted above.

    #93466
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    “The more vaccines we take the lower deaths will be”- Joe Biden

    Reality: “Oops, that wasn’t supposed to happen.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-covid-deaths-2021-have-surpassed-2020s-total-despite-vaccines-treatments

    #93468
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    (if this ends up a duplicate, my apologies…WordPress woes, etc.)

    This is important.

    We have read many experts opinions of how to behave during a time of mass psychosis, mass hypnosis, “mass formation,” etc. Various responses have been suggested:
    – withdrawing from society
    – non-conformance/civil disobedience
    – engaging in verbal and written dialogue, using logic and medical studies to counter the psychosis, or — others have suggested using emotional appearls to counter the psychosis, suggesting since an emotional appeal is at the core of the problem, a stronger emotional appeal may undermine it
    – performing an “intervention” on those who have been taken hold by the psychosis — but this is very difficult when the psychosis is so fully permeated throughout civil society — how do you extricate anyone from it?

    My parents entertained my dad’s cousin last night in their home. My dad’s cousin is a medical doctor employed in AZ’s public health department. She has excellent training, an exemplary career, and is very intelligent.

    They discovered last night that she is also fully entrenched into the Covidian Cult. My parents already had Covid, and this has been verified months and months later with antibody tests. My parents go about their days just as they did before the pandemic, with no medical worries or concerns. They are unvaccinated. The cousin came to their home masked, did not remove her mask except to eat dinner, and it sounds like much of the evening’s conversation revolved around Covid. The cousin stayed at least 6 feet away from them at all times. The cousin is terrified of Covid. She has been working from home since the start of the pandemic. She avoids all public places — even her local Mormon congregation. (My family tends to be *very* devout.)

    At some point, the conversation turned to discussion of polio. My mother noticed that as they discussed polio, it was “as if a veil had been lifted” from the cousin. She became more animated, her thoughts were more coherent — more indicative of her native intelligence. As the discussion of polio came to an end, the cousin thanked my parents for engaging her in the discussion of polio, let them know that she had truly enjoyed it, and for a short while had “forgotten about Covid.”

    So here is another way to help those who are in the Covidian Cult to leave that cult. Get their minds (and/or their hearts — which works best probably depends upon the person) engaged in something that is *not* related to Covid. Get their mind (emotions) functioning in normal patterns — give them relief from the constant anxiety.

    🙂

    #93469
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “80% sheep herd
    4% sociopaths
    16% the awake, the defenders of the sheep”

    I’m multispectral mahseff, ah sedd, mahseff, boy. Ah yew lissinin tuh mae? (grumbles to self…) naow whar’d ah poot, ah sedd, whar’d ah putt thet umlaut?

    I’ve managed to turn my 4% sociopath mostly into 4% psychopath albeit in the celver disguise of a Daoist for Jeebus in sheep’s clothing.

    I say ba-a-a-aaaaaaa

    #93470
    Henry
    Participant

    The 4th Turning video meshes with the Biderman’s Chart of Coercion:

     Biderman’s Chart of Coercion

    It is insidious how the institutions have diluted/deconstructed culture to the point that human society has been boiled down to sacks of meat powered by chemicals creating financial transactions for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many.

    I think we can only retake/recover by putting humans back in humanity:

    • Get in shape, strong body, strong mind.
    • Rediscover our western heritage, study the classics.
    • Rebuild our local cultures.
    #93471
    Henry
    Participant

    Forgot to include my reference to Biderman’s Chart of Coercion

    #93472
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #93473
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Graci, Noirette. It was nice to have a state leader one could admire for awhile. Putin’s Folly, as I will call it, disturbs me more than the overall covidiocy.

    Shattered Cross

    #93474
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Let us enjoy the anthropomorphization-before-extermination of animals:

    Cuz cute is cute and funny is funny

    #93475
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #93476
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    In my opinion Australia’s Michael Gunner is the sort of bloke who would personally order killings out of self righteously hot blooded anger. Better keep an eye on that one, mates. He is very close to the snapping point.

    #93477
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    @boscohorowitz

    Yesterday, i.e. diminishing trust of CDC/FDA among health care professionals:

    Probably now is the time to bring up what has happened to me the last month here in Florida. I’ve been tired in that period of time, hence the short posts, but here goes.

    About three weeks ago, I had a night of bleeding from my left ear that caused me to visit the ER to see if they could get the bleeding to stop. A doctor who had run the otolaryngology department at Johns Hopkins warned me that could happen and lead to deafness (40 years ago). Turns out it was an infection that caused the bleeding and the ER doc prescribed drops of cipro/dexamethasone mix, and it worked out with little further loss of hearing.

    At nearly the same time, my left knee became swollen to where I couldn’t turn, so went to the nurse practitioner at the free clinic hear. They thought it was a sprain. The jury is still out on that one. Then I did follow up at the same clinic for my ear to make sure there were no holes in my eardrum given there was so much blood at the ER. The ear was good with no damage.

    The point (and odd thing) I’m taking too long to get is:

    In both facilities, neither health care personnel asked for my vaccination status. The only time I heard the term COVID at all was with the front desk at the clinic, who almost forgot to ask whether I had contact with a known carrier, and seemed to be communicated as an afterthought.

    I think for all intents and purposes, at least here anyway, health care is seeing the pandemic as pretty much over. How much that has to do with recent legislation or just tiring of vaccine mandates (or fear of COVID itself) has to do with the change.

    The unfortunate part (for me at least) the recent legislation, while banning vaccine mandates for people already employed, failed to address this as a requirement for hiring. Unvaccinated unemployed will likely stay unemployed here, at least for now.

    A small win overall, but I see the facade winding down. Light can be seen at the end of the tunnel.

    #93478
    island raider
    Participant

    phoenixvoice,
    Thank you for the post on breaking the mass psychosis. I think this is one of the most important discussions we can have right now. I literally have no idea how to break the spell so many seem to living under. If anyone has links or ideas to point to, please share them. If things continue along this trajectory much longer…

    #93479
    Rover
    Participant

    Yes, Mr House….
    It seems that the real left has disappeared from what’s now described as Left…..J Dore seems to be the only critical thinker who still has a platform that could even be considered as such….My perspective has been labelled as a Trumpist, libertarian, or even worse by former friends and family members…..it’s so “deplorable” 🙂

    The revolution is not being televised

    #93480
    those darned kids
    Participant
    #93481
    Germ
    Participant

    AUSTRALIAN MILITARY BEGIN FORCE VACCINATING ABORIGINALS

    #93482
    deflationista
    Participant

    “Deflationista” is like Schwinn, which bicycles are mass produced in China now, not hand-made in the US, like they were in the postwar era, a name, divorced from the prior identity, for something like marketing purposes, based upon the value of an old recognized name.

    Like “Schwinn”, “Deflationista” appears to be a primarily machine-made product, which just is what it is, but it’s not Schwinn, as registered in our minds in the 1950s through 1980s.

    Go ahead- call me some more names. My code has already captured your commentary and has filed it away in the bin marked “LOONEY”.

    A fucking doctor??? Wowser. Maybe you should ease off the ivermectin? You ain’t wrapped tight.

    #93483
    deflationista
    Participant

    I literally have no idea how to break the spell so many seem to living under.

    The first step is to ask yourself what spell you are living under.

    No one, especially people here, is willing to take that first step.

    #93484
    TAE Summary
    Participant

    Corrected Headlines for Today

    * mRNA Vaccines Cause Heart Disease
    * You’ll Be Dead Before You Know the Truth About Vaccines
    * Death Means Unfinished Business and Fauci Has a Lot More to Do
    * Hospital Policy More Important than Life Itself
    * As Vaccine Makers Look On Kansas Governor Signs Vaxx-Free Bill with Middle Finger
    * New Zealand Decides There are Already Enough Frogs in the Pot
    * Private Profits/Public Data
    * WHO Administers Two Million Deaths in Europe
    * Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency is Essential
    * US to Require the Unvaxxed to Enter the Country on Foot
    * Emperor Biden Decrees that Now Everyone Has New Clothes
    * US and Russia Realize the Only Way to Win at Nuclear War is Not to Play

    #93485
    zerosum
    Participant

    SNOB
    1. a person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class.

    1. a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people.

    Its just my opinion ……….Do your own thinking

    #93486
    deflationista
    Participant

    #93487
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    DBSmith:

    Aye about MIchael Gunner. I wonder if he will fire the shot heard ’round Australia.
    ***
    “I think for all intents and purposes, at least here anyway, health care is seeing the pandemic as pretty much over. How much that has to do with recent legislation or just tiring of vaccine mandates (or fear of COVID itself) has to do with the change.”

    Maybe I’d better un-eat those hats I ate last week. Austria’s 24-hr about-face at the top levels of government, combined with Putin’s flaccid acquiescence to covidiocy (altho Putin may be playing a deeper game) compelled me, out of a sense of fairness (I know, I knopw, what a sucker, eh?) to back off from my position that the Vakzi Nation would end with a whimper not a bang.

    But now I’m thinking I got out of the market too soon and should double down on my bet while I can.

    ‘scuse me while I gargle some emetic and see if there’s anything left of those hats. 😉
    ***
    “The revolution is not being televised”

    Me likie that one.

    #93488
    WES
    Participant

    I see poor Merkel didn’t get her 2 week lockdown. Boo hoo! Maybe things are looking up for Germans?

    #93489
    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    “Go ahead- call me some more names. ”

    dicknose
    farthuffer
    granny-chaser
    doorknob-humper

    I’m not calling you those names. I’m giving them to you for free to help you in your noble quest to annoy us with dedicated purpose for no sense of reason at best and no good reason at worst.

    Big Nose

    Best I can tell, you’re all shit and no toilet.

    Bonus Gift: (I wish I could say I originated this one but I didn’t): go suck a dead dog’s ass till its eyes cave in. I’m sure they can attach the necessary suction device on your… whatever.

    There. That should help you in your crusade of facades, preferably elsewhere. Around here, alas, there’s no help for you. You remind me of the guy in the red shirt here:

    td

    Funny. Just an hour ago, tossing the ball for Junebug, our dog, I thought of this phrase: masochistic narcissist. Hey, I didn’t make that one up either:

    The narcissistic-masochistic character

    Also, I wish I’d made this one up but I can say that my dear long dead friend, Charly, did:

    “Sadly, 79% of today’s products can’t read their own label.”

    ok

    See, we really do love you, deflatio. You’re in the club, after all.

    #93490
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Before i wasn’t allowed to comment at NC anymore, i found their response to the beginning of the “pandemic” strange, almost like they were cheering it on. Now i think i understand why:

    While the Cold War coincided with the era of decolonisation and the rise of a global anti-racist politics, the end of the Cold War – alongside the symbolic triumph of decolonisation politics with the end of apartheid – ushered in an existential crisis for Left-wing politics. The rise of neoliberal economic hegemony, globalisation, and corporate trans-nationalism, have all undermined the Left’s historic view of the state as an engine of redistribution. Combined with this is the realisation that, as the Brazilian theorist Roberto Mangabeira Unger has argued, the Left has always prospered most at times of great crisis — the Russian Revolution benefited from the World War One, and welfare capitalism from the aftermath of the World War Two. This history may partly explain the Left’s positioning today: amplifying the crisis and prolonging it through never-ending restrictions may be seen by some as a way to rebuild Left politics after decades of existential crisis.

    The Left’s flawed understanding of the nature of neoliberalism may also have affected its response to the crisis. Most people on the Left believe that neoliberalism has involved a “retreat” or “hollowing out” of the state in favour of the market. Thus, they interpreted government activism throughout the pandemic as a welcome “return of the state”, one potentially capable, in their view, of eventually reversing neoliberalism’s allegedly anti-statist project. The problem with this argument, even accepting its dubious logic, is that neoliberalism hasn’t entailed a withering away of the state. On the contrary, the size of the state as a percentage of GDP has continued to rise throughout the neoliberal era.

    #93491
    those darned kids
    Participant

    good work, blender.

    now you can do your little death dance.

    #93492
    those darned kids
    Participant

    oops, bender..

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