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René Magritte After the water, the clouds 1926

 

The Epidemiological Relevance Of The Vaccinated Population Increase (Lancet)
The Impact Of Misclassifying Deaths In Evaluating Vaccine Safety (Fenton)
Why Is Omicron Being Treated Like Ebola? (Dalgleish)
Fauci The Omnipotent (Miller)
Sen. Blackburn: Fauci ‘Around Too Long,’ Should Retire to Florida (NM)
Dying COVID-19 Patient Recovers After Court Orders Ivermectin Treatment (ET)
Conservatives Eye Government Shutdown to Stop Vaccine Mandate Funding (NM)
Some Swedes Are Getting Vaccine Passports On Implantable Microchips (SN)
Reuters Chairman is Pfizer Investor and Board Member (NP)
Lockdown Prevented as Many as 740,000 UK Urgent Cancer Care Referrals (SN)
Two Premier League Matches Hit By Medical Emergencies On Same Night (RT)
Russia Tells US Embassy Staff To Leave Moscow (RT)
Half of Ukraine’s Army Has Now Been Deployed To Donbass – Moscow (RT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“If human nature & history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency”
– Judge Doughty in his order blocking Vaccine mandate.

 

 

“..reported weekly since 21. July 2021 and was 16.9% at that time among patients of 60 years and older. This proportion is increasing week by week and was 58.9% on 27. October 2021..”

The Epidemiological Relevance Of The Vaccinated Population Increase (Lancet)

High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing. In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated). 12 of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts (39%) arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases. Peak viral load did not differ by vaccination status or variant type.

In Germany, the rate of symptomatic COVID-19 cases among the fully vaccinated (“breakthrough infections”) is reported weekly since 21. July 2021 and was 16.9% at that time among patients of 60 years and older. This proportion is increasing week by week and was 58.9% on 27. October 2021 (Figure 1) providing clear evidence of the increasing relevance of the fully vaccinated as a possible source of transmission. A similar situation was described for the UK. Between week 39 and 42, a total of 100.160 COVID-19 cases were reported among citizens of 60 years or older. 89.821 occurred among the fully vaccinated (89.7%), 3.395 among the unvaccinated (3.4%). One week before, the COVID-19 case rate per 100.000. was higher among the subgroup of the vaccinated compared to the subgroup of the unvaccinated in all age groups of 30 years or more.

In Israel a nosocomial outbreak was reported involving 16 healthcare workers, 23 exposed patients and two family members. The source was a fully vaccinated COVID-19 patient. The vaccination rate was 96.2% among all exposed individuals (151 healthcare workers and 97 patients). Fourteen fully vaccinated patients became severely ill or died, the two unvaccinated patients developed mild disease [[4]]. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies four of the top five counties with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated population (99.9–84.3%) as “high” transmission counties. Many decisionmakers assume that the vaccinated can be excluded as a source of transmission. It appears to be grossly negligent to ignore the vaccinated population as a possible and relevant source of transmission when deciding about public health control measures.


Figure 1- Vaccination rates and proportions of fully vaccinated people among symptomatic COVID-19 cases (≥ 60 years) in Germany between 21. July and 27. October 2021 based on the weekly reports from the Robert Koch-Institute.

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Part 2.

Norman Fenton is Professor in Risk Information Management. Martin Neil is Professor in Computer Science and Statistics.

No idea how they figured this out, or why, but it’s interesting. A one week delay in reporting changes the entire picture.

The Impact Of Misclassifying Deaths In Evaluating Vaccine Safety (Fenton)

In a previous post we showed that if there was a one-week delay in reporting deaths then a vaccine that was a placebo would be seen to have a decreased mortality rate for the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated. In other words, an illusion of effectiveness is created by the one-week delay in reporting. This is shown in Figure 1 with our hypothetical example comparing the correct figures to the reported figures based on a one-week delay. The example assumes that in this population of 10 million people there is a (constant) weekly mortality rate of 50 deaths per 100,000 people. Each week the population reduces by the number of deaths the previous week. All death numbers (which are simply the relevant population multiplied by 50/100000) are rounded to whole numbers.


Figure 1: Hypothetical example of a placebo vaccine introduced into a population. A) shows correct results; B) shows results reported if there is a one-week delay in reporting deaths

It turns out that, under the same hypothetical assumptions, the same results arise if, instead of a one-week delay in death reporting there is a misclassification of newly vaccinated deaths; specifically, any death of a person occurring in the same week as the person is vaccinated is treated as an unvaccinated, rather than vaccinated, death.


Table 1: Reported deaths and mortality rate if newly vaccinated deaths are reported as unvaccinated


Figure 2 Plot of weekly mortality rates under either the delayed death reporting or death misclassification scenarios

It shows the apparently clear life-saving benefit of the ‘vaccine’. But there is an obvious indication that these results are not real. If they were, why would the mortality rate in the unvaccinated peak at about the same time as the vaccine programme reaches its peak? It turns out that the plots for mortality rates from the ONSreport (weeks 1-38) for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in each of the older age categories look remarkably similar to the plot in Figure 2, i.e. with the same peaks in unvaccinated mortality coinciding with when the vaccination programme reached its peak for this age group. For example, Figure 3 shows the 60-69 age group (for which vaccination peak was reached in week 11) and Figure 4 shows the 80+ age groups (for which vaccination peak was reached in week 6).


Figure 3 Plot of weekly mortality rates for Covid19 vaccinated v unvaccinated (this is all-cause mortality but the plots have the same shape even if deaths classified as Covid are removed)


Figure 4 Plot of weekly mortality rates under either the delayed death reporting or death misclassification

Why are the theoretical results important? Because they at least partly explain how the strange observed ONS results could occur even if the mortality rate of the vaccinated was the same (or even higher) than that of the unvaccinated. While it seems that deaths in the ONS report are being reported by date of death (hence are not delayed), newly vaccinated deaths are being classified as unvaccinated. Indeed, it is likely that any death within the first 14 days of vaccination may be classified as unvaccinated.

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“Anyone infected with a ‘mild’ Covid virus — one unlikely to cause serious disease — will still develop antibodies to guard against future infection.”

Why Is Omicron Being Treated Like Ebola? (Dalgleish)

As I listened to ministers react nervously in recent days to the new Omicron Covid variant, I began to experience an all-too-familiar sinking feeling. Shall I put it into words? Here we go again, I thought. Mask mandates have been reimposed in shops, schools and hairdressers, and new swingeing £200 fines will be levied on those who dare to break the rules. Meanwhile, the inevitable chorus of gloomy voices has begun to sing again: that unholy alliance of scientific ‘experts’ who have been given blanket coverage by the BBC and Left-wing media so often during this pandemic. The Government has used these voices as justification to impose fresh restrictions on our lives — as well as to threaten more in future. Right now, the key question is: are any of the new measures actually necessary?

Yes, there remains much we don’t know about Omicron, but the early signs are distinctly encouraging. Many patients have reportedly recovered quickly from what have been very mild symptoms. Southern Africa, where the variant emerged, has largely avoided panicking. One German epidemiologist, Professor Karl Lauterbach, who is running to be Germany’s next health minister, has even said that a mild strain would be an ‘early Christmas gift’. Given all that, how much can the Government’s hawkish approach truly be justified? Very little, I would submit. The real danger for most of us now comes not from Omicron or any other coronavirus variant. Instead, it comes from ministers and officials apparently flirting with taking us into yet another era of ruinous restrictions, cancelling Christmas or other cherished holidays, dashing all hope of foreign travel, wrecking the economy and otherwise immiserating our lives at the whim of the state.

Yes, a new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant has been identified. But Professor Lauterbach, a highly respected clinical epidemiologist, suggested yesterday that the variant might even be good news. Why? Because its numerous mutations — twice as many as the Delta variant that swept the world this year — mean that though it may well be more infectious, it could also be less deadly. In layman’s terms, this means that more people might catch it, but not suffer serious illness. And that is a good thing — certainly compared to a very infectious, very virulent virus with the capacity to sicken or kill large numbers of people. Anyone infected with a ‘mild’ Covid virus — one unlikely to cause serious disease — will still develop antibodies to guard against future infection. And the more people with such antibodies, the closer we are to the fabled ‘herd immunity’.

This, coupled with the help of our highly successful vaccination programme, could even spell the eventual end of the pandemic — though not, it must be said, the end of Covid. This is the sort of grown-up discussion ministers should be having with us. Instead, by announcing new restrictions over the weekend, flanked by his two familiar harbingers of doom, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Prime Minister risked terrifying large swathes of the nation all over again — just as they were beginning to catch their breath as the worst of the pandemic was lifting.

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“..when Fauci declares himself a representative of Science, it’s a statement of his religious devotion.”

Fauci The Omnipotent (Miller)

What does Anthony Fauci have to do with a starship? The good doctor’s staggering claims and admissions during his Sunday interview with Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan recall a classic scene from Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country. The crew of the Enterprise are taken to a mysterious realm to face a being claiming to be an all-powerful god. To question the being would be to question God himself. The being, of course, turns out not to be a god or the God, but rather an alien entity, trapped and trying to escape. Now, Dr. Fauci seems to be borrowing from the alien’s playbook.

When Fauci was asked recently about Senator Ted Cruz recommending prosecutorial action against him to the attorney general, he grew incensed and defensive, even throwing in a reference to the Capitol riot on January 6 for some reason. It was a nakedly partisan attack, the kind you might expect from our politicians and bureaucrats, but not the nation’s bedside doctor, who should be led by the Hippocratic Oath and not Jim Acosta. Then came a broad swipe at anyone who dared to question the omnipotent Anthony Fauci, despite his many, many backtracks over the last two years. Fauci decreed that to question him, his decisions or his motives, is to question the very foundations of science itself.

When Brennan referenced Fauci’s testimony to Congress, he responded, “I’m just going to do my job. I’m going to be saving lives and they are going to be lying.” He continued, “If they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci. It’s easy to criticize. But they are really criticizing science. Because I represent science and that’s dangerous.” Tony Fauci has apparently anointed himself the Science, or at least the ambassador speaking on behalf of Science. This is the second time he has made such a declaration. “Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science,” he told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press in June. This is where most criticism of Fauci misses the mark. Breathless tweets from anonymous accounts depict him as a war criminal, worse than Hitler. Senators threaten him with jail time over misleading testimony to Congress.

But when Fauci declares himself a representative of Science, it’s a statement of his religious devotion. He’s not referring to the science of, say, the human manipulation of viruses that can lead to a global pandemic, research Fauci once said he believed was worth the risk. Or to the science that has possibly led to eleven million deaths worldwide and altered the lives of every citizen of every industrialized nation on the planet. Fauci believes himself to be a force for good, no matter how many people or puppies have to die to achieve that good. He does not believe in the laws of Congress or man, which is why when pressed, even by Brennan in that same interview, about the origins of this virus and why it seems engineered differently than other SARS viruses, he retreats once again and pushes a wet market theory that not even the Chinese government is willing to stand by anymore.

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Fauci’s staying power demonstrates the power of Pfizer. The FDA receives 45% of its budget from the pharmaceutical industry.

Sen. Blackburn: Fauci ‘Around Too Long,’ Should Retire to Florida (NM)

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in his position as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “much too long” and should “just retire” to Florida, which has the lowest COVID-19 case and death numbers in the United States, Sen. Marsha Blackburn said on Newsmax Tuesday. “He knows the agency he has led has invested U.S. taxpayer money into gain of function research, and now he doesn’t want people to be aware of that,” the Tennessee Republican said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America,” while accusing the doctor of covering up for himself and slamming the politically charged comments Fauci made in a Sunday interview.

“It is time for him to leave his job,” she added. “It is time for him to move on. What we need to do is get to the bottom of how this started. What are the origins of this particular strain of coronavirus? This is … something that we’re going to have to handle, learn how to manage, and unfortunately, live with like we do the common flu.” During an interview with CBS News Sunday, Fauci said that “anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise.” And when he was asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his call for an investigation, Fauci said that he would “have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, Senator?”

Blackburn said that Fauci has been slamming anyone who questions his judgment for months and that he has accused her and others of “criticizing science” when they criticize him. “Well, newsflash to Dr. Anthony Fauci; he is not science. What he has done over the course of the pandemic is to turn himself into a politician and a pundit thinking he can belittle people,” said Blackburn. “The American people have looked at him. They watched him and they formed an opinion of him. They found him to be untruthful. And they don’t consider his advice to be something that they should be following because he’s been all over this.”

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Last week’s story of Mr. Ng gets more attention.

Dying COVID-19 Patient Recovers After Court Orders Ivermectin Treatment (ET)

An elderly COVID-19 patient has recovered after a court order allowed him to be treated with ivermectin, despite objections from the hospital in which he was staying, according to the family’s attorney. After an Illinois hospital insisted on administering expensive remdesivir to the patient and the treatment failed, his life was saved after a court ordered that an outside medical doctor be allowed to use the inexpensive ivermectin to treat him, over the hospital’s strenuous objections. Ivermectin tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat humans with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms. Some topical forms of ivermectin have been approved to treat external parasites such as head lice and for skin conditions such as rosacea. The drug is also approved for use on animals.

Remdesivir has been given emergency use authorization by the FDA for treating certain categories of human patients that have been hospitalized with COVID-19. But the use of ivermectin to treat humans suffering from COVID-19 has become controversial because the FDA hasn’t approved its so-called off-label use to treat the disease, which is caused by the CCP virus also known as SARS-CoV-2. Critics have long accused the FDA of dragging its heels and being dangerously over-cautious and indifferent to human suffering in its approach to regulating pharmaceuticals, a criticism that led to then-President Donald Trump signing the Right to Try Act in May 2018. The law, according to the FDA, “is another way for patients who have been diagnosed with life-threatening diseases or conditions who have tried all approved treatment options and who are unable to participate in a clinical trial to access certain unapproved treatments.”

Medical doctors are free to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID-19, even though the FDA claims that its off-label use could be harmful in some circumstances. Clinical human trials of the drug for use against COVID-19 are currently in progress, according to the agency. The drug “most definitely” saved the elderly patient’s life “because his condition changed right immediately after he took ivermectin,” attorney for the family, Kirstin M. Erickson of Chicago-based Mauck and Baker, told The Epoch Times. Sun Ng, 71, who was visiting the United States from Hong Kong to celebrate his granddaughter’s first birthday, became ill with COVID-19 and within days was close to death. He was hospitalized on Oct. 14 at Edward Hospital, in Naperville, Illinois, a part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system. His condition worsened dramatically and he was intubated and placed on a ventilator a few days later.

Ng’s only child, Man Kwan Ng, who holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, did her own research and decided that her father should take ivermectin, which some medical doctors believe is effective against COVID-19, despite the FDA’s guidance to the contrary. But against the daughter’s wishes, the hospital refused to administer ivermectin and denied access to a physician willing to administer it. The daughter went to court on her father’s behalf and on Nov. 1, Judge Paul M. Fullerton of the Circuit Court of DuPage County granted a temporary restraining order requiring the hospital to allow ivermectin to be given to the patient. The hospital refused to comply with the court order.

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The mandate’s dead.

Conservatives Eye Government Shutdown to Stop Vaccine Mandate Funding (NM)

Senate conservatives are reportedly considering a forced government shutdown this Friday in hopes of defunding the Biden administration’s private sector vaccine mandate, with House conservatives planning measures to support the effort, according to several Republican sources. The Senate conservatives plan to object to the quick consideration of a plan to extend funding until early next year if Democrat leaders don’t agree to refuse the funding needed for the mandate, the sources told Politico’s Playbook. The senators think they’ll be able to delay the process until past midnight Friday when the funding for the mandate would officially expire.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told Politico in a statement that while he’s sure the Senators would all like to “simplify the process” to resolve the continuing resolution, he “can’t facilitate that without addressing the vaccine mandates.” “Given that federal courts across the country have raised serious issues with these mandates, it’s not unreasonable for my Democratic colleagues to delay enforcement of the mandates for at least the length of the continuing resolution,” Lee added. It was not made clear how many of the Senate’s conservatives are willing to follow through on the threat to shut down the government, but in early November, 15 conservatives signed a letter, led by Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., to “use all means at our disposal” to block the passage of any continuing resolution that doesn’t stop the vaccine mandate.

Because of Senate rules requiring unanimous consent to move the CR through quickly, only one senator is needed to object to go past the Friday midnight deadline. Meanwhile, the House Freedom Caucus voted Tuesday night to pressure Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to take a more hard-line stance on the continuing resolution unless Democrats pull the funding to enforce the vaccine mandate, according to sources familiar with the matter. “There is leverage immediately in the Senate, and we think that House Republicans ought to be backing up any number of Senate Republicans … to use all procedural tools to deny the continuing resolution passage Friday night unless they restrict the use of those funds for vaccine mandates,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, told Politico.

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Betcha many will line up for this. Just like for the vaxx. It’s all about how you tell the story.

Some Swedes Are Getting Vaccine Passports On Implantable Microchips (SN)

Footage out of Sweden shows people willingly having COVID vaccine passports placed onto implantable microchips in their hands. Yes, really. The chips started out as a convenience fad. Those with an implant can open doors without keys, pay without cash, carry gym memberships and ID without cards and wallets. And so naturally, why not have their precious COVID vaccination status applied to the implantable chip too, so they can participate in society. One of Sweden’s most popular daily newspapers, Aftonbladet, reports “Get your Covid certificate in a chip in your hand or elsewhere under the skin. It is increasingly popular to insert a chip into the body with different types of information and now you can also insert your Covid certificate in the chip.”

While Sweden has largely avoided lockdowns and mask mandates, creating some pretty spectacular stats compared to the rest of Europe, the government there announced recently that starting December 1st vaccine passports will be required for events with over 100 people in attendance. Given the obsequiousness displayed by some billions of people around the world in taking the COVID vaccine, don’t be surprised to see governments push implantable microchips for bio-security next. Cellphone apps are already used as vaccine passports, which are de facto identity cards, so it’s not a huge leap to suggest that within a decade, a huge public relations campaign will be launched urging everyone to get chipped.


Whether that is predicated on banking and lifestyle restrictions being placed on those who refuse to take the chip or whether it will be introduced off the back of a new pandemic remains to be seen. Don’t forget that ‘Great Reset’ pioneer himself Klaus Schwab acknowledges in his own book that an implantable microchip is the ultimate aim. “Some of us already feel that our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Today’s external devices—from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets—will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains,” wrote the World Economic Forum founder.

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Not new, but still relevant.

Reuters Chairman is Pfizer Investor and Board Member (NP)

The chairman and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Reuters news agency – James C. Smith – is a top investor and board member for pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer. He was elected to the board in 2014, as well as joining Pfizer’s Corporate Governance and Science and Technology Committees. The news raises serious conflict of interest concerns as corporate media outlets such as Reuters continue to promote Pfizer products, defend pharmaceuticals companies from criticism, and move to silence skeptics. Smith is currently the Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the London-based charity known for providing news and information to billions of readers. He was also the President, Chief Executive Officer, and on the Board of Director of Reuters from 2012 until his retirement in 2020.

He has worked with the organization since 1987, when they were known as the Thomson Newspaper group. He has also served as the CEO of the professional division, overseeing legal, tax and accounting, and intellectual property and science businesses. Later, he went on to lead the North America operations for the news organization. In an official statement at the time, Ian Read, Pfizer’s chairman and CEO said: “We are pleased to have Jim Smith join Pfizer’s Board of Directors. He brings leadership and operational and international business experience to Pfizer’s Board, and will be an excellent asset to the company. The addition of Jim to our Board helps ensure that Pfizer will continue to benefit from a breadth and variety of experience.”

In the last year alone, Reuters has published more than 22,000 articles mentioning Pfizer. The company has only published 8,191 articles related to Moderna, and 18,000 related to Johnson & Johnson. Many of the articles about Johnson & Johnson were negative in sentiment, unlike their Pfizer reporting. Smith is also linked to the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he serves on the board of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. He’s also a member of WEF’s International Business Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council. According to the Wall Street Journal, Smith also holds the position of President & CEO of Refinitiv Transaction Services, Ltd, who boasted $6.25 billion in revenue with more than 40,000 customers and 400,000 end users across 190 countries. Refinitiv was a member of the Thomson Reuters Group until 2018.

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Vitamin D could have prevented all of this.

Lockdown Prevented as Many as 740,000 UK Urgent Cancer Care Referrals (SN)

People avoiding hospitals or being unable to obtain healthcare due to lockdown prevented as many as 740,000 urgent cancer care referrals in the UK, it has been revealed. Medics are warning of “the biggest cancer catastrophe ever to hit the NHS” after a report by the report by the National Audit Office (NAO) found that from the start of the pandemic “millions of people have avoided seeking, or been unable to obtain, healthcare.” “By June 2021, NHS cancer services activity had recovered to pre-pandemic levels. However, in September 2021 only 68% of patients requiring treatment within 62 days of urgent referral by their GP were receiving that treatment on time,” the NAO said.

In total, between 240,000 and 740,000 urgent referrals for suspected cancer cases were missed. The report also warned that with the flood of missing referrals returning to place a further burden on the system, the waiting list could grow to 12 million by March 2025. Catchup With Cancer co-founder Professor Pat Price described the situation as “frightening.” “There is a deadly cocktail of delays across the board, a regional lottery of cancer inequality and a growing cancer backlog. And it feels like the Government and NHS leaders have their heads in the sand,” she said.

While people who oppose face masks, lockdown measures and other interventions are routinely blamed for exacerbating COVID deaths, vehement advocates for lockdown rarely ever face condemnation for supporting policies that have drastically increased excess deaths. We previously highlighted the comments of Richard Sullivan, professor of cancer and global health and director of its Institute of Cancer Policy, who said that missed cancer treatments would claim more lives than COVID over the medium to long term. “The number of deaths due to the disruption of cancer services is likely to outweigh the number of deaths from the coronavirus itself over the next five years,” said Sullivan.

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Not players this time, and some people will say it happens all the time. The problem is not whether these things happen more, or even what causes them, the problem is we have no systems to keep track of this. Adverse events are a serious issue, and systems like VAERS are not serious systems.

Two Premier League Matches Hit By Medical Emergencies On Same Night (RT)

The Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea and the meeting between Southampton and Leicester both had to be halted due to medical emergencies in the crowd on Wednesday night. The game at Watford’s Vicarage Road was suspended for more than 30 minutes after a fan suffered a cardiac arrest during the first half. The players left the pitch as medical staff from both teams rushed to attend to the emergency. The two sets of players refused to continue with the match until they had received positive news on the fan, who was eventually stretchered out of the stadium and taken to the nearby Watford General Hospital for further treatment. The game was resumed just over half an hour later, with Chelsea going on to win 2-1 to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table.


Both clubs shared messages of support for the fan who had been affected. Amid the distressing scenes, footage on social media appeared to show clashes in the Chelsea end of the stadium. There were also reports of unsavory chants regarding the emergency from some members of the crowd. Elsewhere, the second half of the match between Southampton and Leicester at St. Mary’s was delayed by around 15 minutes after a supporter was taken ill. The fan had collapsed during the interval but the issue was not said to be a cardiac arrest. The person received treatment inside the stadium before being taken to hospital. Earlier this season the game between Newcastle United and Tottenham was delayed when Magpies fan Alan George Smith collapsed in the stands during the first half.

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Soon there will be no more communication. That can’t be a good thing.

Russia Tells US Embassy Staff To Leave Moscow (RT)

American embassy workers who have been stationed in Moscow for over three years have been given just weeks to leave the country, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced, amid a growing row with Washington over diplomatic visas. Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that “by January 31, 2022, employees of the US embassy in Moscow who have been on assignment for more than three years must leave Russia.” The news comes after Washington reportedly denied extending the visas of dozens of family members of Russian diplomats based in the US. According to Zakharova, “we consider the American move to be a clear expulsion and intend to react accordingly.”

She said that “such a game” was started by America’s policy decisions, rather than because Russia was eager to break off ties. “We tried long and hard to reason with them and direct them to some constructive solution to the issue, but they made their choice.” Earlier this week, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Moscow would retaliate over the impasse. The two states have been embroiled in a long-standing spat over the number of diplomats that can be stationed in both countries. US President Joe Biden revealed last month that the amount of American staff in Russia had dwindled to 120 from 1,200 in early 2017, and said it was hard to continue operations there when limited to just a “caretaker presence.”

Washington has also ordered the closure of its consulates across the world’s largest country.Earlier this year, citing limits on hiring local staff, the US Embassy in Moscow stopped processing non-diplomatic visas and listed Russians as “homeless nationalities,” essentially forcing immigrant visa applicants to travel to third countries, such as Poland. Russia, however, has questioned why the US representative offices require so many employees to process consular documents.

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“..false accusations that Ukraine is supposedly preparing for a military attack in the Donbass.”

Just as false as those that Russia is?

Half of Ukraine’s Army Has Now Been Deployed To Donbass – Moscow (RT)

Ukraine has now stationed well over 100,000 troops and large quantities of hardware in the war-torn Donbass region, the Russian Foreign Ministry alleged on Wednesday morning, amid rising tensions. Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed that “the Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasing [their] military force, pulling heavy equipment and personnel.” “According to some reports, the number of troops… in the conflict zone already reaches 125,000 people, and this, if anyone does not know, is half of the entire composition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” she said. Zakharova also condemned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for submitting a bill to the national parliament that would allow units from foreign armed forces to enter the country as part of multinational exercises next year.

According to her, such a move directly contradicts the Minsk agreement, signed in 2014 in a bid to end the fighting between Kiev’s forces and troops loyal to two self-declared breakaway republics. The broadside from the Russian Foreign Ministry comes amid concerns from the Kremlin surrounding the alleged deployment of American anti-tank missiles in the region close to Russia’s borders. At the end of November, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service, Kirill Budanov, said advanced US-made Javelin systems had been tested by Kiev’s troops and had been deployed to Donbass. A few hours later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that it was a concerning development that increased the prospect of a full-blown conflict in the region. “In recent weeks, we have seen a stream of consciousness from the Ukrainian leadership – especially when it comes to the military – that is excessively inflamed and dangerous,” he said.

However, Lavrov’s Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitry Kuleba, denied all claims that his country’s troops could soon launch an offensive there and said Kiev’s officials were “committed to finding a political and diplomatic solution to the conflict.” He accused Russia of increasing “intensity of disinformation, including false accusations that Ukraine is supposedly preparing for a military attack in the Donbass.”

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    René Magritte After the water, the clouds 1926   • The Epidemiological Relevance Of The Vaccinated Population Increase (Lancet) • The Impact Of M
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 2 2021]

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    Reiner Fullmich has gotten a bite in Poland. This could get legs

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    Hope this copies across

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    All political trigger words today, mark ignore. I mean more than usual.

    “Cook County Blows Past 1,000 Homicides This Year In First Since 1994
    Thanksgiving weekend “war zone” in streets included machine gun fire…”

    So weird as guns are illegal there. It’s almost like they’re not following the law! Meanwhile, in gun-lax New Hampshire, no one was shot. Unlike Sweden, grenade capital of the world.

    I know this is weird, but we might want to consider that criminals don’t follow the law. Gun ownership and rules are not correlated to violence or crime. In fact, if anything, gun-free zones are the most violent in the nation. For gun violence as well as ordinary crime. Idea: It’s only been 100 years, let’s do it moar, that’ll work.

    “France Deploys Military Police To Caribbean Islands Amid Unrest Over Vaccine Mandate:
    There is a historic mistrust of the government’s handling of health crises in Guadeloupe after many people were systematically exposed to toxic pesticides used in banana plantations in the 1970s…”

    Ah but when – I – am suspicious, it’s stupid and wrong. I don’t see why, as allegedly I am also a human being, I can’t share in suspicions of non-stop medical crimes encompassing tens of thousands, hundred thousand, or millions of people, with billions in civil suits paid each year, thalidomide and Tuskegee, on and on, back to day 1. Apparently only if you’re black are you allowed to be suspicious. If you’re white and were killed by the same experiments in the same way, it’s stupid and paranoid. If you’re native, and the same thing happened such that your entire race is killed, and is being rounded up, encamped, and probably killed now, it’s actually WRONG to be suspicious or anything. You have no right and should take the shot. Says White Karen, the same one who helped them off the plains and behind a plow, wiped out their language, culture, children, gold, and lives with their #Helping. But it was only 100 years in a row or something. Not enough time to notice things like rape safaris and forced sterilization, and nothing they should be suspicious about.

    I mention it because they went ape on Hopi/Navaho (again) in 2020 to get them all corralled in, and were very. disapproving. With a let-me-talk-to-your-manager strongly-written-letter that Indians didn’t want to any more than the rest of the country. See? You’re not allowed. White Karen is your mommy, brown people are poor little jungle children, and mommy knows best!

    “86 stillbirths in 6 months in fully vaccinated mothers in Waterloo, Ontario”
    How’d that go in Hopiland? The same? Karen will get them yet. Or is that just for the reservation in nearby Brantford?

    Yes, this is the thing that makes me furious about it, the worst racism of all the flavors, and as proven –again – the most harmful and murderous. I’m your superior/Mommy/subhuman expectations and responsibilities. If some allegations are true, White Karen may have just killed 100x more than all White Supremacists in the last 100 years combined.

    They’re also super-mad black babies are about to be born, as the abortion debate resumes. You know: “My body, my choice.” A case resting on complete medical privacy. Uh, say what? In a Federales of forced mandates and public vaccine passports in a central database owned by every private corporation and China? We support bodily choice and integrity and privacy? When Conservatives pick on them for the slogan, they’re considered discourteous cads. “I say good sir, how dare you now? Bringing up blatant hypocrisy — have you no honor?” A PMC always covers for a PMC. That’s the Wooster code.

    Bringing that up because the media has decided that R v. Wade is lost. Um, what? Hold on here, R v Wade is the worst legal decision in the 20th century, makes no sense, had no legal basis as the court was inventing law instead of Congress, although the cut-out it created was relatively sensible. But as a case? O M G. Poster-child of how idiotic USSC is and can be, having not a lick of legal sense.

    Anyway, if the courts and case are all real and not political, if nothing is planned and pushed around by hidden forces like a puppet show, HOW exactly, HOW does the media know this is happening and already happened? And I will guess they are correct, as half of my predictions are build on how THEY signal. Like Deflationista. When they lose their minds for illogical arguments, I know something’s up and they just have the force-feeding tube in hand and can make a pile of money on how criminal they’re about to be with the latest “yellowcake”. And how all the media, people, courts, congress, police, are about to let them. This is beginning to develop as one of those media things, although still a seedling right now.

    So the USSC is real. Kavanaugh, among others, SUPPORTED Wade in his almost very first case. Barrett came out against all things Conservative immediately, no surprise. They’re not GOP/Trump in the slightest as they wouldn’t even hear the case of the election fraud after jumping in and picking Bush out of a hat for no reason, with no need or legal authority whatsoever just a few years earlier. So the media isn’t reading inside baseball. No special case/questions are appearing, although they actually seem to have some brains in asking, as they should, and in history often have. Ex: One asks, “Why is this court involved and not the States or Congress?” Fair enough. “Tell me why THESE number of days (15weeks) are unacceptable instead of these OTHER number of days(24w).” The State’s lawyer then OPENLY LIES about, in comparison, how the timing of abortion is done in Europe. Um, yeah, as if Roberts doesn’t know? WTF? He brought it up to the prosecution because he JUST READ IT. Do you think lying to his face on something easily checked on Google is going make him happy and win your argument? A: No. But they lie all day, every day, ‘cause no one will stop them, get in the habit, and just do it reflexively. I mean, since birth, since prep school, since Smith and Vassar, since when was lying and cheating not the right answer?

    So interesting. That, yes, we have USSC-level lawyers openly lying and gaslighting USSC judges to their faces, ‘cause ‘Merica, but the media having already called the trial and already responding to its reversal is way more important. That tells me we have no court system, no law – I mean if you haven’t already noticed. It comes up about twice a week for twenty years. cough*Julian*cough. PfizerFauciLaw*cough. GeorgeBush*cough.

    I actually don’t have much opinion on abortion, just that the case itself and the pro-choice argument makes no logical sense. The Libertarian argument is to not get involved in your personal business if we can at all help it.

    Other question: why is it so important? What underlies the fury about a law about something that doesn’t happen all that much in the big scheme? As logical people say about Covid, drug use, Type II, and everything else. The less important it is, the more we can say it. Like Justin Timberlake v. 400 worldwide military bases, using most of the world’s carbon and leaking uranium.

    “NYC Prisons Face Crippling Staff Shortages As Thousands Defy Mayor’s Vaccination Mandate”

    Since the mandate has been struck down 3x in a row already (tho Federally), DeBlasio definitely has to do this, and because no guards, definitely has to legally release all the felons, who like yesterday, go rob someone at knifepoint 30 minutes later. And are arrested again, and released. But so long as we TRACK them every minute, write down their crimes in a database, and do literally nothing, that’s loving and fine. Drive them around town for a free cab ride. Like the border. “If it kills Americans, it’s good.™” Vote for Burr. Don’t you dare defend yourself, ’cause the government won’t. Yay! We’re the smartestestest!

    You see, the reason to collect data is to NOT act on it. (Actually, it’s for corporations and Derp State to blackmail Congressmen – and USSC Judges? – but whatever)

    people will say it happens all the time.”

    Sure, pal, sure. Yeah, I remember watching games my whole life and almost every game someone dropped dead on camera. I mean surely you remember when we always saw this, right? It happened to Ty Cobb and Muhammad Ali.

    How many fingers am I holding up? A: Just the one. Guess which.

    Water is life. That’s why Fauci’s Scienz cohorts over at the EPA/Monsanto poison all water from raindrop to sea. “Water: It’s now safe as RoundUp!™”

    Clearly the endless lack of motion in the news cycle has put me in a mood.

    #94209
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Tried to copy this but I’m gunna type the thing out because it made me feel good and I hope it makes others in this circle feel good too. It’s cheesy but like Rock Ballads or Lada Gaga a bit of cheese can go a long way.

    This is your reminder that if you still have not caved to the powers that be, you’ve just survived the greatest psyop in human history, a plan that has been in the works for decades.

    Do you realize how much time, resources, money and effort they put into this? They studied every possible way to manipulate, brainwash and coerce you. They tried to demoralize you by corrupting society from every possible corner. They tried to vilify you, desensitize you, scare you, guilty you and shame you. They tried to lure you with money, gifts and rewards. They tried to confuse you and make you question your reality and even your sanity at times. They tried to get you to abandon your own principles, values, morals and ethics. They even turned those close to you against you.

    Almost everyone fell for it. But not you. So just sit back for a moment and realize how much you’ve weathered over these last 20 months. Yet you never gave in! You stood your ground against all odds. And not only did you not drop to your knees, you rose like a Phoenix in the night and stepped fully and completely into your power.

    Well done.

    #94210
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @oxy: thank you.

    #94211
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Well done.

    Maybe…
    …this is only the beginning…endurance counts…and “they” have it too…
    I’m not that optimistic…
    I think we’re about to find out just how tough we really are…

    #94212
    oxymoron
    Participant

    upstateNYer – hey you have been on my mind and I literally thought of you while typing it out. Wow cosmic.
    Hope everyone is doing okay – it’s turning out to be a reeeeeeeaaaaal shit show down here in VEGEMITE land I can tell you.

    They won’t let me in the hardware as I am not certified as a Genetic Therapy Agent inductee and they also don’t want to serve me at the garden centre but I just barge in with cash and they kinda can’t resist. I walk past rooms (cafe/restaurants) as I can’t go in anymore – filled with maskless people having lunch breathing food and puke-breath into each others chest vacuums. I can however pick up take away if I wait outside and have my barcode scanned to prove -what my triangulated smartphone already tells – that I existed in that spot for that 1 and a half minutes while I breathed all over the air with my sick nature. Horrid body I have – tanned and ripped with muscle from a life of landscaping, dance and martial arts – living as I do on my 10 acre self-sufficient permaculture paradise on largely home-grown food. Evil savage – sick until proven healthy via Zelenko’s death shot.

    Clown World

    #94213
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Lastly – I am over-sharing tonight sorry. So many comments from Dr D, John Day, Michael Reid, Maxwell Quest and stacks of others I have wanted to respond too lately but so busy. Thank you all.
    Also I am getting whispers and as we know whispers can be bullshit but here in Aus stockpiling a little extra Rice and Beans is not a bad idea…

    If you control food – you control people – Henry Kissinger

    #94215
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Cheer up, V Arnold. The first wave always catches us a bit off guard. Now we know what to expect with subsequent waves. If the no vaxx mandate/passport feel anything like I do, they’ve dug in even harder and will not fold. What started as simply “I don’t want your stinking shot” has turned into “F*ck you, no matter what I’m not giving in.”

    We are not alone. Hang in, hang on.

    #94216
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Every person in every country should be stockpiling nonperishable food if they are in any way able to do so. Forget about “not going into debt” and all that other BS that keeps honest people from taking advantage of a system that the not-so-honest use to their advantage every single day. Stockpile food. Stockpile any other essential items your family needs to get by. As oxy pointed out some time ago, this ain’t no dress rehearsal.

    #94217
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Published at nature.com, a comprehensive investigation found that while Covid vaxxes enhance immune response to the Covid virus, they could be reducing people’s general antiviral ability and leaving their immune systems in a more vulnerable state.

    This is a comprehensive investigation of the pathophysiological changes, including detailed immunological alterations in people after COVID-19 vaccination. Results indicated that vaccination, in addition to stimulating the generation of neutralizing antibodies, also influenced various health indicators including those related to diabetes, renal dysfunction, cholesterol metabolism, coagulation problems, electrolyte imbalance, in a way as if the volunteers experienced an infection. scRNA-seq of PBMCs from volunteers before and after vaccination revealed dramatic changes in immune cell gene expression, not only echoing some of the clinical laboratory measures but also suggestive of increased NF-κB-related inflammatory responses, which turned out to be mainly taking place in classical monocytes. Vaccination also increased classical monocyte contents. Moreover, the gene set positively contributing to MVS scores, also known to be associated with severe symptom development, was highly expressed in monocytes. Type I interferon (IFN-α/β) responses, supposedly beneficial against COVID-19, were downregulated after vaccination. In addition, the negative MVS genes were highly expressed in lymphocytes (T, B, and NK cells), yet showed reduced expression after vaccination. Together, these data suggested that after vaccination, at least by day 28, other than generation of neutralizing antibodies, people’s immune systems, including those of lymphocytes and monocytes, were perhaps in a more vulnerable state.

    …suggesting that perhaps vaccination, while reduced a person’s general antiviral ability, enhanced adaptive immune function specifically towards SARS-CoV-2…

    Our study postulates that it is imperative to consider the potential long-term impact of vaccination to certain medical conditions or to general human health.

    Comprehensive investigations revealed consistent pathophysiological alterations after vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-021-00329-3

    #94218
    userzeroid
    Participant

    I use potassium metabisulphite in winemaking as an antioxidant and preservative. It has been used for centuries as a preservative to keep food and drink unmolested by bacteria and oxygen (spoilage, basically). There is also a sodium version (aka campden tablets) If it ever comes to it, some of this chemical is handy to have around at a time when the water supply is cut.

    Some people have sulpite allergies. It is toxic at high levels and should only be used sparingly. There is guidance on usage. For winemaking I use no more than 1gram potassium metabisulphite per gallon during the entire process. This is excessive for purifying water. I would opt for far less (say, 1 gram for a 4 or 5 gallon batch of water) and add more if it is being stored for an extenstive duration. If the vessel is air tight you most likely only need to add 1/4 teaspoon every fortnight or month. It isn’t necessarily scientific. It is just to keep algae and bacteria from breeding in the water.

    If you homebrew you will have plenty of fermenting buckets sitting around. I have many 33 litre and a few 66 litre fermenting tubs. All of them have lids with airlock holes and some of them have tap holes. In an emergency it is wise to fill these up with water and preserve the water from bacterial infection and oxidisation with k-meta (potassium metabisuphite).

    When the power goes out all the meat in the freezer will go off. If you have a few big bags of salt and big plastic tubs/ceramic pots, you can cure the meat once it is fully defrosted. There is a calculation by weight, something in the region of 3 days curing per kilo/2 Lb of meat. After it has been fully cured in salt it should be air dried. It should take 3 months or so for a 1 & 1/2 kilo (3lb) piece at or below 14c/57f and at a humidity of around 70%. You will want to ensure that the meat is nowhere near mice or rodents. One way to do this is to hang it and use a fine metal mesh around some sort of structure it sits in to cover it.  It should have a substantial layer of pencillin mould covering it by the time it is ready. Green or black mould is a warning sign. Trust your nose, it should smell like charcuterie meat. Botulism is a risk with preserved foods and despite advice to the contrary, prague power/nitrite does not prevent botulism, it merely give the meat a pinker colour and preserves the flavour a little more than if it wasn’t used. There is a link to cancer through using nitrite so I do not bother with it. Traditional Italian parma ham, coppa and Spanish Iberico Jamon is traditionally done with nothing but salt, (sometimes sugar) and spices.

    Beer and winemaking requires lots of space and raw materials. For every batch of all grain beer I use about 5 kilos/11lbs of malted barley. I buy in bulk amounts of 25kilos/55lbs and store these in airtight wheeled bins in the garage. These wheeled bins double up nicely for long term food storage so we have plenty of rice, flour, sugar, pasta, dried beans etc. Rodents have not made their way into them yet and this is after 5 years sitting in the garage with very tasty sweet malted barley in them.

    There is no chance of making wine from real grapes in the UK unless you own one of the few vineyards in the UK. British wine is not great due to a short summer. As a result my wine comes from kits mostly supplied from Canadian manufacturers such as Vineco.

    Brewing wine and beer requires a great deal of patience and attention to detail. Hygene is of particular importance and I have thrown a few batches down the drain due to infection. Make sure you use an acid-based no-rinse sanitiser whenever an item comes into contact with the must/wort at every stage of the brewing process. Clean everything before, during and after contact and control your fermentation temperature to between 21c/70f and 18c/64f. No wide swings in temperature or you will get off flavours.

    I use a grain mill for grinding whole malted barley. For tougher grains like wheat, I have a corn hand mill. Of course, it can grind corn and other tougher grains as well.

    Brewing beer and wine is a very involved hobby and there are plenty of great resources on the internet. Good books too. I will not get too in-depth about it here unless requested.

    #94219
    chooch
    Participant

    How many fingers am I holding up? A: Just the one. Guess which.

    Reading in to that one, didn’t see it coming, hilarious. (Popeye the sailor chuckle) Thanks, Dr. D.

    Anyway, Was watching Fauci yesterday pushing the boosters. Selling the idea of even higher level of antibodies can be achieved with a booster. More is better. So what can happen in the limit?

    Severe (grade III) tetanus occurred in three immunized patients who had high serum levels of anti-tetanus antibody. The disease was fatal in one patient. One patient had been hyperimmunized to produce commercial tetanus immune globulin. Two patients had received immunizations 1 year before presentation. Anti-tetanus antibody titers on admission were 25 IU/ml to 0.15 IU/ml by hemagglutination and ELISA assays; greater than 0.01 IU/ml is considered protective. Even though one patient had seemingly adequate anti-tetanus titers by in vitro measurement (0.20 IU), in vivo mouse protection bioassays showed a titer less than 0.01 IU/ml, implying that there may have been a hole in her immune repertoire to tetanus neurotoxin but not to toxoid. This is the first report of grade III tetanus with protective levels of antibody in the United States. The diagnosis of tetanus, nevertheless, should not be discarded solely on the basis of seemingly protective anti-tetanus titers.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1565228/

    #94220
    chooch
    Participant

    Doc Robinson,

    We just might get to see this play out in Japan over the next 6 to 8 weeks. They recently achieved a low case and death rate. Knee jerk reaction to omicron just in time for booster kickoff yesterday.

    #94221
    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Japan starts booster COVID vaccinations amid omicron scare
    Japan has started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to health care workers amid growing concerns over a new variant of the virus that has already been detected in the country
    By AP
    Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

    https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/japan-starts-booster-covid-vaccinations-amid-omicron-scare/

    #94222
    zerosum
    Participant

    The battles of Immune.
    ” …. you rose like a Phoenix in the night and stepped fully and completely into your power.”

    The battles never ends. One more challenger called Omicrone.

    #94223
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Mr. Ng-Ivermectin…..

    Please read Raul’s entry on this topic. The read it again. You will glean a great detail how “hospitals” function; how nameless individuals make decisions about a patient’s health and then hide behind the hospital’s facade; how the hospital presented its obstruction to Mr. Ng’s life-saving medication as routine hospital administration; how a hospital, a collection of disembodied narcissists if not bonafide psychopaths, sit in judgment of a patient’s healthcare in repeated defiance of several court orders to the contrary AND NOT ONE OF THOSE SONSOFBITCHES will be sanctioned by the credentials committee for impersonating Mr. Ng’s personal physician or suspended by the state medical board.
    These attitudes, immeasurable arrogance, are the thoughts and behaviors every patient is subjected to when they enter a hospital. The coronacrisis has laid bare this phenomenon.

    #94224
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    As I’ve heard about increased homicide rates in the US (and someone local on Nextdoor.com bemoaning why anyone would be so rude as to steal Christmas inflatables from a front yard) it has occurred to me that it is less likely that some humans have suddenly become more depraved, and more likely that a sizeable subset of humans have become more desperate. Fewer participants up in the workforce, rising prices, increased authoritarian rules, widening wealth and income disparities — these have consequences that ripple through populations.

    #94225
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ oxy
    Appreciated. 🙂

    #94226
    Kassandra
    Participant

    oxymoron, thank you for that post. You are very brave. I often wonder,is it really that bad over there? It’s hard to know what’s real anymore.

    My work is still preparing for the mandates, but not acting on them yet as the lawsuits are pending. At least there is that. They do keep reminding us we need our first shot now if we are going to make the 1/4 deadline.

    It’s so strange at work, I’m so busy, I’m leading a large team and massive projects. They just hired me a year ago for this major transformation. I just keep moving forward and trying to pretend like this all isn’t happening, but I may just disappear in a few weeks! At the university they just reported a record number of students are failing their classes. This is a mid-sized land-grant research university in a red state that is more “normal” than most, yet the students and faculty and staff are silently losing it. And everyone feels it. I don’t think people can take much more, but I suppose that’s the point. Well, better get ready for work.

    #94227
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Worth a watch, surprised its still on youtube.

    #94228
    zerosum
    Participant

    Snob behavior. My sandbox. My rules. My pecking order.
    These attitudes, immeasurable arrogance, are the thoughts and behaviors every patient is subjected to when they enter a hospital.
    ———-
    The flood waters have left a sludge covering everything.
    The search is being mounted to find where/if the toxics have polluted the land.
    Maybe, escaped weed killers are sterilizing the land of weeds.
    Maybe, all organic production will be banned from the flooded plains.
    Maybe, the rains, after the floods, have diluted harmful toxins and left only beneficial organic fertilizers.
    Maybe, Canadian inspectors are more paranoid than everywhere else that have had floods.
    ———-

    #94229
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ userzeroid
    Good call on reminder about using salt to preserve meat. I should pick up more salt. I haven’t tried that method on meat before, but I did try it with olives once, to remove the bitters. My sister and brother in law have borrowed my electric slicer indefinitely to make jerky in their smoker — this is another tried and true method of meat preservation.

    Small quantities of regular bleach can preserve sealed water. My mother has actually been known to “can” water in mason jars to preserve potable water.

    In the past I brewed wine and beer…if things get dicey, I will restart…could come in handy for barter. If one is not a purist, having granulated sugar on hand is the easiest way to ferment stuff into alcoholic beverages — sugar can be added to any fruit juice so that the resultant mixture approaches the sugar contents of grapes — I even made tomato wine that way once. And sugar can be stored for a very long time with no off flavors, just need to keep the moisture, insects, and rodents away. (Honey can store in sealed containers for extended periods of time as well.)

    I’ve been feeling the urge lately to make my garden more productive, rather than just a supplemental hobby. I have seeds in the ground, in trays on the porch, and in discarded clear plastic food containers indoors. The green pepper and lettuce for yesterday’s dinner came from the garden, tomatoes and eggplant are slowly growing on their vines. The arugula and lemons are abundant, as they always are this time of year. (My front yard has reseeded itself with arugula, basil, and fennel for years now…an odd combination, to be sure.)

    Domestic partner and I have been watching MASH. Last night had an episode where a lady from the Red Cross brought a group of children to the 4077 who had cuts and scrapes from their village being bombed. Hawkeye decided that they should be inoculated against tetanus, just to be safe. All of the children developed hives. The doctors were flummoxed as to why *all* of the children would react thus. They had to keep the children at the camp for a day or two to manage the allergic reaction. Col. Potter returned from Tokyo and explained to the other doctors that it was because the children all ate horse meat, and the tetanus vaccine serum was derived from horse serum. I related that to current events — how easy it is to assume that the Covid vaccine (or any medical procedure) will work as expected in a given population, how easy it is to overlook some detail, and then cause harm. I thought about the depicted Korean children, and how confusing it would be as they were first mass vaccinated, and subsequently given injections to stop the allergic reactions.

    @ dr d rich
    I hear you. A few years ago my d partner underwent his first surgery ever, first hospital admission ever to have some of his hyper parathyroid glands removed. Afterwards, he was given iv calcium which contributed towards high blood pressure, which freaked out the hospital staff, which then kept him overnight (he was supposed to go home that night) and insisted that he take high blood pressure meds…I’m bungling the details and probably getting them wrong. However, the purpose in sharing is that he had an internal understanding of what was going on in his body, was refusing ordered treatments, hospital staff was getting ornery with him, and he felt threatened because his demands were being ignored. When he came home the next day he took only a portion of the prescribed oral calcium, bought himself a blood pressure monitor and kept track of it himself. His system regulated quickly. I looked into the relevant literature and discovered that there were multiple schools of thought regarding quantity of calcium immediately following that type of surgery…and that his intuition was quite likely correct that the prescribed regimen was too high, too generic, and not sufficiently calibrated to his body. (Too much calcium was causing him to produce copious amounts of urine, something which he was acutely aware of.)

    #94230
    Mr. House
    Participant

    Second American identified with the transformers variant, also jabbed.

    #94231
    Dora
    Participant

    Kerry Mullins, inventor of the PCR test explains what it’s designed to do. From an old interview

    #94232
    Dora
    Participant

    Kerry Mulling, in an old interview has choice words about Fauci’s misuse of the PCR test.

    #94233
    userzeroid
    Participant

    @phoenix – I always recommend new brewers to start small. All you need is a syphon, fermenting bucket, sanitiser, long plastic spoon, bottle capper + crown caps (along with glass bottles) and a can of hopped malt extract (Coopers kits are good) Once brewers get the concept they can move on to all grain and hops and start boiling + cooling their own recipes. It’s a lot like cooking. Except it takes a month to see if it tastes any good.

    Potable water from the tap is already treated with chlorine (bleach) so a little more of the same will work to keep it bug-free.

    Interesting fact, the chemical reaction of sulphite neutralises chlorine from tapwater. If your homebrew tastes bad because of high levels of chloramine, a pinch of k-meta to standing water in the fermenter (at least a few hours before pitching the yeast) can improve this particular flaw considerably.

    Sulphites smell like pungent onions – yuck! Don’t breathe in the “aroma” unless you like bad coughing with watering eyes. It disperses with time in the water you add it to.

    Yes, table sugar is needed when other sources of sugars (maltose, fructose etc) are not available. You add sugar to a beer or wine kit to begin with although it robs the beverage of body so if you prefer a full-bodied beer (or glass of red) malt/malt extract (or pure grape concentrate) yields a better final product.

    I love gardening and growing my own food. I’ve not been able to do it since I moved out of my parents house in the 90’s. Hopefully one day in the not-too-distant I can get back to tending a vegetable patch again. I fondly remember standing opposite the plum trees while fruit bats would fly between me and the over-ripe plums. Some crazy little mammal creatures that we share this amazing planet with!

    I’m finding any detour from paying too much attention to the horrific realities we are facing a welcome one. The serenity prayer has been in my thoughts regularly for the past 10 years. More so even more recently. I hope it gives the good folk here at TAE as much peace of mind as it has given me.

    Thanks to Illargi for your continued good efforts (and sharing great memes – we all need the laughs!!)

    Best wishes all

    #94234
    Dora
    Participant

    Edit my above 2 comments: Kerry Mullis is the scientist.

    Glad I found TAE.

    #94235
    chooch
    Participant

    Yesterday somebody linked to a Jerusalem post article about two triple jabbed docs that were infected with omicron. Israel rolled out their booster campaign at the end of June. Docs were probably first in line. ~5 months later they are catching and spreading the virus. Time for a fourth jab.

    Also, any insight into why they are recommending a J&J booster only after two months?

    #94236

    Kary Mullis to be exact. Glad you’re glad, Dora.

    Update: I don’t want to insinuate anything about the time of Mullis’s death, but if he had not died in August 2019, his PCR test could ever have been used the way it has over the past almost 2 years. He would have been very vocal about this.

    #94237
    chooch
    Participant

    Or I should, why is a booster required 2 months out from a J&J jab?

    #94238
    zerosum
    Participant

    The more reports that I hear, the more I think that Omicron/omygod virus has been forged by our immune system to save us.

    #94239
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    @Kassandra: ” … yet the students and faculty and staff are silently losing it. And everyone feels it. I don’t think people can take much more, but I suppose that’s the point.”

    Agreed 100%. Interesting you’re seeing this in a red state, but I guess normal isn’t normal anywhere anymore. Here in NY I’d be surprised if people *didn’t* start losing it, especially with our new governor being the way she is.

    #94240

    ..why is a booster required 2 months out from a J&J jab?

    Something to do with its effectiveness being down to 16% after 6 months?

    The whole thing is imploding. UK 3 months, Greece 4 months, NBA 2 months.

    The vaccines simply do not work, other than shocking your immune system into some sort of paralysis for a short while.

    #94241
    upstateNYer
    Participant

    Raul, I’ve often pondered the timing of the Mullis death. You’re right, he would have been highly vocal and wouldn’t have cared who he pissed off.

    #94242

    I think Omicron exists/ gets all this attention, to hide the fact that the vaccines don’t work. Now they can say that’s only because there’s a new variant.

    Which, by the way, is much milder, and has so far only been observed in fully vaccinated.

    #94243
    Noirette
    Participant

    Ilargi thx for the link to the Lancet paper, hadn’t seen it, sent it on to 7 ppl, docs and the like.

    The Lancet still has a lot! of cred.

    Refering to UK Gvmt. stats and those of Israeli Gvmt, re.: vaxxed cases infected, taking into account the % of the age group vaxxed which show that vaxxed // unvaxxed is similar … cuts no ice, if shown to docs, med researchers, etc. here (Switz.)

    Anecdotal: grand sample of 4 ppl.

    They say, why should I trust the the UK Gvmt? Or the Israelis? The Isr. Gvmt. is loathed >> Palestine. The UK has a horrible image: Bojo the clown, liar, creep, highest cases in Europe, no longer in the club, etc.

    oxy, thx for that post.

    #94244
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    About that second person diagnosed with the 0 Micron variant. Jabbed, mild symptoms, and also recovered quickly. Time for more freakout I suppose, but I still find it weird that the only people with this variant are jabbed and seemingly passed only between the jabbed. Either the jab is causing the “illness” or the “variant”, as El Gato and @John-Day noted, is being used to cover up majority COVID infection/hospitalizations/death (Delta or otherwise) in the jabbed. In other words (dare I say it), a work of fiction meant to sow chaos.

    “”The person with the Omicron variant is an adult male, is a resident of Hennepin County, and had been vaccinated. The person developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on Nov. 24. The person’s symptoms have resolved.

    The person spoke with MDH case investigators and reported traveling to New York City (Jab Passportlandia) and attended the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from Nov. 19-21. The person was advised to isolate from others. Minnesota epidemiologists will continue to investigate in collaboration with New York City and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

    All speculation on my part, granted, but about a week of mild symptoms does pretty much amount to a cold.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/everything-tumbles-after-second-us-omicron-case-identified-minnesota

    #94245
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    oh, should add, as others have suggested, it’s CYA for a major dumpoff in the financial markets.

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