COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Really Work as Hoped

Last week, the CDC announced a surprising finding: “Delta infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.” Public officials had known from the early days of vaccine development that vaccinated people could catch COVID-19, but the assumption had been made that they were not going to be spreaders of COVID-19.

It turns out that the delta variant is sufficiently different from the original Wuhan version of the virus that the vaccines work much less well. The CDC performed an analysis of COVID-19 cases arising from one public gathering in Massachusetts. They found that the gathering led to 469 COVID-19 Delta cases among Massachusetts residents, with 74% of these cases in fully vaccinated attendees. Massachusetts is a highly vaccinated state, with approximately 64% of the population fully vaccinated.

There are other issues coming up as well. How long does the vaccine really last? Is the vaccine itself part of the reason that the virus is mutating as rapidly as it is? Are we making problems for ourselves by creating an army of people with very light cases of COVID-19 who can spread the virus to both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated without realizing that they have more than a cold? Aren’t we inadvertently killing off the least able of the virus mutations and allowing the most virulent to multiply?

My training is as an actuary, so I am familiar with modeling. I am also a “systems thinker.” I know that it is important to look at longer term impacts as well as short-term impacts. If a person works in the healthcare field, it is easy to consider only the obvious short-term benefits. It takes some analysis to figure out that today’s vaccines may lead to stronger variants (such as Delta) and more overall spread of COVID-19.

In this post, I will explain some of the issues involved.

[1] Today’s vaccines provide only a fraction of the true level of protection required. Their actions are in many ways similar to applying weed killer at half the strength needed to kill the weeds or providing antibiotics at half the dose required to stop the spread of bacteria.

All of our lives, we have been told, “Be sure to complete the full course of the antibiotics. It is necessary to kill all of the bacteria. Otherwise, it will be easier for a few of the stronger bacteria not to be affected. If you stop too early, the bacteria that are least affected by the antibiotic will survive and reproduce, while the others will die. Stopping the drug too soon is a great way to achieve antibiotic resistance, quickly.”

Unfortunately, COVID-19 vaccine makers seem to have overlooked this issue. The respected BMJ published an editorial entitled, Will covid-19 vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us. It makes the point:

Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said, “Ideally, you want an antiviral vaccine to do two things . . . first, reduce the likelihood you will get severely ill and go to the hospital, and two, prevent infection and therefore interrupt disease transmission.”

Yet the current phase III trials are not actually set up to prove either.

We were told that the new COVID-19 vaccines are “95% effective in preventing symptomatic disease,” but it turns out that this is far less adequate than what most people would assume. The vaccine is “leaky.” A big issue is that the virus mutates, and the vaccine works much less well against the mutations. The world can never reach herd immunity if immunized people keep catching new variants of COVID-19 and keep passing them on, as the evidence now suggests.

[2] In a way, getting sick from a virus is helpful. It tells us to stay at home, away from others. It is the fact that humans experience symptoms from viruses that tends to limit their spread.

If a virus has severe symptoms, those infected with the virus will not feel well enough to continue their usual activities. They will tend to stay at home.

If the symptoms are mild, as is the case with the common cold, people will likely go about their activities as usual. This is especially the case if people need to work to feed their families. Thus, viruses with mild symptoms often spread easily.

But, if citizens feel that they are protected by a vaccine, they will likely continue to go about their activities as usual. Most of them will not realize that they might be spreaders of Delta, and perhaps other new COVID-19 variants. Symptoms are likely to be mild or non-existent.

[3] It is becoming clear that people immunized with today’s vaccines can both catch the delta variant and spread it to others.

As I mentioned above, the CDC concluded from looking at its analysis of 469 delta cases that the infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

We have independent corroboration of the ability of vaccinated individuals to spread delta COVID-19 in a new analysis from Singapore. This article reports, “PCR cycle threshold (Ct) values were similar between both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups at diagnosis.” This is precisely the information that the CDC was relying on in Massachusetts when they reported that there were similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people. While this analysis has not yet been peer reviewed, it reaches precisely the same conclusion with respect to early viral load as the Massachusetts analysis.

The data from this same Singapore study indicates that there are about 3 times as many asymptomatic cases in the vaccinated (28.2%) as the unvaccinated (9.2%). The median number of symptoms reported by the vaccinated was 1, compared to 2 in the unvaccinated. Among the vaccinated, the most frequent symptoms were fever (40.9%), runny nose (38%) and cough (38%). One of these symptoms, especially if it occurred only briefly, could easily be overlooked as a sign of COVID-19.

[4] With nearly all of the current vaccines, the immune system is trained to look for the spike protein from the original Wuhan virus. This narrow focus makes it relatively easy for the virus to mutate in ways that outsmart the vaccine.

A “History of Vaccines” website indicates that there are several ways vaccines are being made, including weakened (“attenuated”) viruses, killed viruses, and segments of the pathogen. In the new COVID-19 vaccines, a particularly limited part of the virus is used, the spike protein. In fact, in the newer vaccines, only an mRNA code is injected, and the body is instructed to make the spike protein itself.

Using a very narrow target has made it easier for viruses to evade the effects of the vaccine. Delta is one variant of the original virus from Wuhan that is evading vaccines through its mutations. Another such variant is Lambda, which caused serious problems in Chile in the spring of 2021, despite vaccine usage as high as 60%. The virus underlying all of these variants is called SARS-CoV-2, reflecting the fact that this virus is closely related to the virus which caused the 2003 SARS epidemic.

Since vaccination began about December 15, 2020, we have so far encountered two variants that are poorly controlled by vaccines. This is not a promising sign for the long-term success of COVID-19 vaccines. As more time goes on, we can expect more such variants. These variants do not necessarily stay around for more than a few months, making it difficult to create and distribute new specially targeted vaccines.

[5] Given the likelihood of mutations away from the narrow target, it seems strange that the governments have set very high expectations for the new vaccines.

It seems to me that Pfizer and Moderna should have said, “We are producing new vaccines that will somewhat lessen symptoms. In a way, they will be like the annual influenza vaccines that various companies make each year. We will need to update the vaccines regularly, but we will likely miss. Hopefully, our guess regarding what will work will be ‘close enough,’ so the vaccine will provide some partial benefit for the upcoming variations.”

Such a statement would have provided a more realistic set of expectations, compared to what many people have been assuming. No one would expect that herd immunity would ever be reached. The vaccines would be perceived as fairly weak tools that need to be used alongside medications, if they are to be used at all.

[6] Leaky vaccines, if widely used, can encourage the virus to mutate toward more virulent (severe) forms. Ultimately, the problem becomes viruses that mutate to more virulent forms faster than the vaccine system can keep up.

If, as we are seeing today, vaccinated people can catch the variant and pass it on to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, this extra boost can help the variant tremendously in its ability to spread. This extra boost is especially helpful for the variants that are very virulent, since in the normal situation, people who catch a virulent variant would recognize that they are sick and stay at home.

There would normally be a limit on how much the variant could spread based on its impact on the unvaccinated. This limit goes away if both the vaccinated and unvaccinated can catch and spread the illness. Without a vaccine, the variants might be either more or less virulent, with the more virulent tending to die out because the people who get them either die or stay at home because they are very ill. I would expect that this is the reason why quite a few viruses tend to become less severe (virulent) over time, when leaky vaccines are not available to artificially boost their virulence.

The article, Vaccines are Pushing Pathogens to Evolve, gives the example of how the vaccines for Marek’s disease in chickens have been failing, as the disease gradually evolves to become more virulent under pressure from the vaccines being used to keep this illness away. The first vaccine was introduced in 1970. A decade later, outbreaks of Marek’s disease began to be found in vaccinated flocks. A second vaccine was licensed in 1983, but it too began to fail. When the article was written in 2018 the industry was on its third vaccine, but it too was beginning to fail, as the disease became more deadly. But there was no new vaccine yet available.

A 2015 article in PLOS Biology is entitled, Imperfect Vaccination Can Enhance the Transmission of Highly Virulent Pathogens. A person would think everyone involved in vaccine technology would be very much aware of this issue.

The chase after new vaccines is precisely the problem we can expect to have with the vaccines for COVID-19. Only, our problem with the vaccine not really working correctly is coming after a few months, not 10 years. Trying to keep up with new vaccines for a virus that evolves away from us, this quickly, is likely to be an impossible task. It is not just the unvaccinated who have a problem; it is everyone, as the vaccines quickly lose their effectiveness.

[7] Another potential problem with COVID-19 vaccines is Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE). When this occurs, it worsens later infections by different variants.

ADE is a rather strange condition in which the antibodies against one variant gained from a first infection (or immunization) act to make some later infections by a different variant worse, rather than better. Dengue Fever is an example of an illness for which this is an issue.

Dr. Robert Malone thinks that ADE may be happening now for COVID-19. He sees the high virus levels in immunized individuals as evidence of possible ADE.

The large number of immunized patients in the hospital with COVID-19 in Israel (which has mostly Delta cases) is also given as possible evidence:

Figure 1. Image from Israel’s official COVID-19 website, showing new hospitalizations and new severe patients separately for fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated individuals.

The illness SARS is closely related to COVID-19. There is evidence that vaccinations against SARS tend to produce ADE. In fact, the National Institute of Health provided funding for a 2020 academic paper that reaches the following conclusion:

The specific and significant COVID-19 risk of ADE should have been and should be prominently and independently disclosed to research subjects currently in vaccine trials, as well as those being recruited for trials and future patients after vaccine approval, in order to meet the medical ethics standards for informed consent.

[8] Another problem with the current vaccines against COVID-19 is that immunity may not last very long.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is a coronavirus. The common cold is another illness caused by a coronavirus. We know the immunity of the common cold doesn’t last very long, perhaps a year. While we don’t have long-term experience with COVID-19 vaccine immunity, we shouldn’t be surprised if its immunity begins to wane within a few months, or in a year or two.

Israel, after analyzing its recent COVID-19 experience (almost all with the Delta variant), is now offering anyone over 60 who was vaccinated more than 5 months ago a booster shot. Third doses are also being given to those with weakened immune systems.

It should be noted that if immunity doesn’t last very long, any strategy of “flattening the curve” by stretching out COVID-19 cases becomes counterproductive because it runs the risk of moving the timeframe of the next cycle beyond the time when natural (and vaccine-induced) immunity is still operative.

[9] The public has been led to believe that vaccines are the only solution to COVID-19 when, in fact, they are at best a very poor and temporary band-aid.

Vaccines are a tempting solution because the benefits have been oversold and no one has explained how poorly today’s leaky vaccines really work.

We are already past the period when these vaccines were well matched with the viruses they were aimed at. Now we are in a situation in which the viruses are constantly mutating, and the vaccines need to be updated. The catch is that the variants stick around for such a short time period that by the time the vaccine is updated, there is likely to be yet another new variant that the new vaccine does not really match up with well.

Requirements that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 cannot be expected to provide much benefit to employers because workers will still be out sick with COVID-19. This happens because they are likely to catch a variant such as Delta, which does not line up with the original vaccine. Perhaps they will be out for a shorter period, and their hospital bills will be lower. These types of benefits are what people have expected of influenza vaccines. There is no reason for them to expect more of the new COVID-19 vaccines.

Even with 100% vaccination herd immunity can never be reached because the vaccine encourages the virus to mutate into more virulent forms. Each new variant stays around for only a few months, making it hard for vaccine makers to keep up with the changing nature of the problem. Vaccine makers can expect to face a constant battle in having to run to stay even. Someone will have to convince citizens that each new vaccine makes sense, even though injuries reported to the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System seem to be much more frequent than those reported for vaccines for other diseases.

An erroneous, one-sided story is being told to the general public, in part because the pharmaceutical lobby is incredibly powerful. It has the support of influential people, such as Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates. The pharmaceutical industry can make billions of dollars in income from the sale of vaccines, with little in the way of sales expenses. The industry has managed to convince people that it is OK to sell these vaccines, even though injury rates are very high compared to those for vaccines in general.

Vaccines are being pushed in large part because the pharmaceutical industry needs a money maker. It also wants to be seen as having cutting-edge technology, so young people will be attracted to the field. It cannot admit to anyone that technologies from decades ago would perhaps work better to solve the COVID-19 problem.

[10] The pharmaceutical industry has been telling the world that inexpensive drugs can’t fix our problem. However, there are several low-cost drugs that appear helpful.

One drug that is being overlooked is ivermectin, which was discovered in the late 1970s. It was originally introduced as a veterinary drug to cure parasitic infections in animals. In the U. S., ivermectin has been used since 1987 for eliminating parasites such as ringworm in humans. Ivermectin seems to cure COVID-19 in humans, but it needs a higher dosage than has been previously approved. Also, it would not be a money maker for the pharmaceutical industry.

The possible use of ivermectin to cure COVID-19 seems to have been intentionally hidden. At approximately 32:45 in this linked video, Dr. David Martin explains how Moderna announced ivermectin’s utility in treating SARS (which is closely related to SARS-CoV-2) in its 2016-2018 patent modification related to the SARS virus. It sounds as though Moderna (and others) have participated both in developing harmful viruses and in developing vaccines to cure very closely related viruses. They then work to prevent the sale of cheap drugs that might reduce their sales of vaccines. This seems unconscionable.

Vitamin D, in high enough doses, taken well before exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, seems to lead to reduced severity of the disease, and may eliminate some cases completely.

Various steroid drugs are often used in the later stages of COVID-19, when conditions warrant it. The medical community seems to have no difficulty with these.

Monoclonal antibodies are also used in the treatment of COVID-19, but they are much more expensive.

[11] Conclusion. Governments, businesses, and citizens need to understand that today’s vaccines are not really solutions to our COVID-19 problem. At the same time, they need better solutions.

Current vaccines have been badly oversold. They can be expected to make the mutation problem worse, and they don’t stop the spread of variants. Instead, we need to start quickly to make ivermectin and other inexpensive drugs available through healthcare systems. People do need some sort of solution to the problem of COVID-19 illnesses; it just turns out that the current vaccines work so poorly that they probably should not be part of the solution.

The whole idea of vaccine passports is absurd. Even with the vaccine, people will catch the new COVID-19 variants, and they will pass them on to others. Perhaps they may get lighter symptoms, so that they will be off work for a shorter length of time, but there still will be disruption. If those who catch COVID-19 can instead take ivermectin at a high enough dose at the first sign of illness, many (or most) of them can get well in a few days and avoid hospitalization completely. Other medications may be helpful as well.

I am skeptical that masks can do any good with the high level of transmission of Delta. But at least masks aren’t very harmful. We probably need to go along with what is requested by officials.

It is becoming clear that today’s pharmaceutical industry is far too powerful. Investigations need to be made into the large number of allegations against it and its leaders. Why did members of the pharmaceutical industry find it necessary to patent viruses, and then later sell vaccines for a virus closely related to the viruses it had patented?

About Gail Tverberg

My name is Gail Tverberg. I am an actuary interested in finite world issues - oil depletion, natural gas depletion, water shortages, and climate change. Oil limits look very different from what most expect, with high prices leading to recession, and low prices leading to financial problems for oil producers and for oil exporting countries. We are really dealing with a physics problem that affects many parts of the economy at once, including wages and the financial system. I try to look at the overall problem.
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3,978 Responses to COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Really Work as Hoped

  1. woodchuck says:

    James Corbett urges his readers to Go Forth and Multiply. Think there are too many people? Why do you hate your own species?

    https://www.corbettreport.com/

    I hope James’ descendants like living in a world of radioactive rubble.

    Humans did not evolve to solve the overshoot propblem. Jay Hanson

    • Rodster says:

      Yeah, I posted a link to his debunking of the “Limits to Growth” theory and the 1972 book a few pages back. James Corbett is a “smart guy” but on this subject he totally gets it wrong on so many levels. If you have ever played the Microsoft game Ages of Empires, it’s a game revolving around resource management. Basically you build your civilization and have to gather resources and when you run out of those resources you have to “expand” and gather more resources or your civilization collapse. So then you are encouraged to expand and take resources away from your neighbors either by killing or conquering them while they are trying to do the same to you.

      It’s such a basic concept and I am dumbfounded how a person of Corbett’s intellect fails to grasp the idea.

    • I fully support the choice of people not to have kids or to have few. It leaves more resources and a better environment for those who do. It is most considerate of them – gentlemen one and all. If they want to go a step further and off themselves then that too is their prerogative. Thank you.

  2. Fast Eddy says:

    Some 25 per cent of COVID-19 infections among Los Angeles County residents occurred in fully vaccinated residents from May through July 25, a period that includes the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant, U.S. officials reported on Tuesday.

    The data, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, shows an increase in so-called “breakthrough” infections among fully vaccinated individuals.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8137086/breakthrough-covid-cases-us/

    America is headed in the direction of Israel….

    • Rodster says:

      “America is headed in the direction of Israel….”

      It appears everyone or anyone who has fallen for the official narrative by their respective govt’s and Media are all heading in that direction. The problem is that “no one” is allowed to buck the official narrative and if they do, are censored or banned from social media.

      A few interesting videos and one in particular from Dr. Malone who is an inventor of mRNA vaccines. The MSM calls it a scare video.

      https://usawatchdog.com/fda-lied-vax-not-approved-still-experimental/

  3. Fast Eddy says:

    You gotta like Hodkinson’s conviction … his ethics… he is an impressive individual…

    But he’s unaware of the Peak Oil story …. and the CEP.

    So as much as I’d like to agree with him …. he’s wrong.

    • Xabier says:

      Very few who have seen through the ‘pandemic’ scam have an inkling about the magnitude of the energy/resources crisis, which hangs over us, like a giant wave in a Japanese print.

      So they fail to understand that it is a sensible – from their point of view – move by the true owners of the system , the ‘Elders’, the elites, the fat controller at the BIS, or what have you, to cut out the waste, remodel everything and preserve their power as they seek the Transhumanist holy grail, which, as always, is meant to be about 20 years in the future……

      • worldofhanumanotg
        worldofhanumanotg says:

        Perhaps it’s tight rope dance for some, for example one of the more intelligent people like Lyn Alden, don’t proclaim PO openly, but comment on apparently looming “energy density problem” shift with the additive renewables vs baseload (oil, natgas, uranium, ..) ..

        Here again we are back to the timing question, there could be some quasi BAU road still ahead (say till mid 2020s), or we already went over the final no return threshold and it’s all about brutal de-growth prison from now on.

        • The non-producing countries are already suffering and that will probably get much worse for those who import their energy.
          As things really tighten up in the next few years, I suspect that that’s where collapse will become obvious to many.
          Each country will probably descend at a different rate based on it’s internal energy endowment.

  4. Fast Eddy says:

    That Roger Hodkinson interview is outstanding … he might even be able to break through norm’s thick skull

  5. Fast Eddy says:

    Police want to know about anti-vaccination and Covid-19 misinformation that has arrived in letterboxes, saying it appears to be a breach of the Health Order limiting movement to “essential personal travel”.

    It follows a Herald report that pamphlets produced by the Voices for Freedom group had been delivered to people in two Wellington suburbs.

    Readers in Auckland have now come forward to say they have received the same flier.

    One reader told the Herald “it upset me to receive and read that garbage” while another declared: “I was ropeable!”

    Today, police said the pamphlet delivery during alert Level 4 “would likely be classed as non-essential personal movement”.

    At the current alert level, people were only able to leave their homes for “essential personal travel”.

    The Ministry of Health has said it will not comment on the deliveries after advice from its lawyers, saying responsibility lies with police.

    The leaflets appear to be part of a Voices for Freedom campaign to distribute two million pamphlets pushing against Covid-19 public health messages.

    Voices for Freedom has now told members to stop delivering the leaflet during lockdown.

    The group’s co-founder Claire Deeks has not responded to questions from the Herald or taken up an invitation to be interviewed.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-delta-outbreak-had-an-anti-vax-pamphlet-tell-police/WMYX3J4A44BKG5EX77T7YBWTHY/

  6. “Wealthy nations under pressure to pass IMF stimulus on to poor countries.

    “Wealthy countries are under mounting pressure to hand over their share of a historic IMF support package to the world’s poorest economies, which are struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”

    https://www.ft.com/content/f96b6b31-33ff-4948-a889-180f6bf2acfa

  7. “Is South Korea headed for asset bubble collapse?

    “…Today, amid Korea’s snowballing household debt in fast-surging asset markets from housing to stock, critics have been ringing the alarm and suggesting Asia’s fourth-largest economy might be following in Japan’s footsteps. A bubble burst is imminent here, they say.”

    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210825000860

  8. postkey
    postkey says:

    “CURRENTLY SUGGESTED TREATMENTS BASED UPON BEST AVAILABLE
    EVIDENCE RESEARCH RESULTS FOR PEOPLE INFECTED BY SARS-CoV-2
    WHO ARE NOT HOSPITALIZED” ?
    P6
    https://21a86421-c3e0-461b-83c2-cfe4628dfadc.filesusr.com/ugd/659775_409b4bb7107f4320be075ce1404b048d.pdf

  9. MM says:

    Let us have a look at the german Energiewende.
    When there is wind and sun in Germany there is probably also wind and sun in other countries, so the surplusses sell on the spot market very low (10€/MWh or even negative)
    The opposite means that nobody has surplus to sell to the spot goes up to 140€/MWh
    At 140€/MWh it might look economical to build H2 technology. But if H2 should really scale up, the once economic H2 buffer can no longer be economical, as the average price will decrease.
    This can of course be remedied if a H2 operator simply does not switch on his device. Price will stay high and electricity rare: not good. Not running a H2 device: also not good.
    I mean, I am no economist and no actuary but I do not see how this should work out, even if it is technically feasible.
    Gail I think calculates this as lifecycle costs…

    Then there is an additional cost for running spare capacity or dropping load from the grid (what is to be refunded from the “customers”)

    All these conditions must lead to german heavy industry having to leave Germany and the customers having no money left to spend.

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    norm dunc Mke The Plug… check this out

    We’ve got Breaking News our of Israel…. Breaking News…

    12,000+ infections in ONE day! They’ve just passed their all time record

    Of course Deaths follow infections so get ready for another record.

    Where’s Bibi … Bibi … come here you rat bas tard… let’s drink some Champagne to toast to your Pfizer success….

    Let’s get those Boosters out there and jack this mutherfukkkah through the roof!

    Boosters. More Boosters

    https://www.google.com/search?q=israel+covid&rlz=1C1CHBF_enNZ946NZ946&oq=isr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j46i433i512l2j69i57j69i59j69i60l3.1643j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    duncnormMtP …. pretty quiet there boys…. ya’ll getting a bit deflated as Fast Eddy rubs your face in the sh it?

    Sucks to lose doesn’t it. Losing is for suckers though. You guys get your boosters yet?

    norm… do you need help? Fast Eddy has plenty of time due to the lockdown on the island of Zero Covid… let me know which time suits your busy schedule

    https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health/covid-booster-vaccine

    • nope–just thankful that you remain ensconced in here maintaining your 1 in 3 output eddy, no vacancies on the barstool. (no one else would fit there anyway)
      —it will come as a surprise to learn the there’s a life outside OFW, but it consists of folks with opinions of their own.
      Those outside are not confined to a single audience.

      I drop by occasionally to check the menu on ‘Restaurant de conspirateur’—hasn’t changed lately. The fare on offer is looking decidedly old and stale these days

      As head chef and Maitre’ d, I think you should do something about it, or you’ll be losing all your Michelin stars.
      Your clientele is notably fickle.

      They seek the new and exciting every so often.

      Nothing like a fresh steaming plot pie to pull in the customers. so get stirring!

  11. Fast Eddy says:

    https://i.cbc.ca/1.6151205.1629816938!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/605902610.jpg

    Hahahaha…. seriously — we are supposed to watch this? Why does this even exist?

    It’s a good thing we are headed for the extinction bin because otherwise we’d soon have the Transgender Olympics…. the Olympics for people under 3 feet tall…. the Olympics for Autistic children … the Olympics for Autistic children under 3ft tall….

    Then of course we’d have to include the Obesity Olympics — watch as 500lb hog-men race the 100metre Marathon …. the one who makes it to the end wins!

    • you forgot mental midgets eddy

      self-awareness of inferiority invariably seeks to condemn those perceived as weaker..

      by such a thoughtless sweeping comment, you serve only to reveal your own weakness and will no doubt cause unsaid offence to many to whom your schoolyard comment might apply—but who will no doubt have the strength to brush it aside.

      reinforces yet again that this is your only audience.

      if it comes your way—watch the TV drama-doc, “The best of Men”–about how the Paralympics began in 1948, and the German Jewish refugee doctor who started it.

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374835/

      There’s a remote possibility that it might reactivate the time-delay circuit between your brain and typing finger. Or more likely it might come across to you as comedy.

  12. Fast Eddy says:

    Experts are in agreement that bringing back mask mandates is the right move amid rising COVID-19 cases and a return to school this fall.

    B.C. and Manitoba announced Tuesday that masks will again be mandatory for indoor spaces.

    B.C. had only removed the policy two months ago but it will return on Wednesday, August 25, while Manitoba lifted the rules at the beginning of August and did not specify when the order will come into place.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8138260/covid-19-canada-mask-mandates-return-experts/

  13. Fast Eddy says:

    Just noticed… there is a Hospitalizations tab … Aussies are being told that once they hit 70% Injections they won’t worry about infections because the hospitalizations will dramatically fall.

    Hmmmm…..

    https://www.google.com/search?q=israel+covid&rlz=1C1CHBF_enNZ946NZ946&oq=isr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j46i433i512l2j69i57j69i59j69i60l3.1161j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  14. Fast Eddy says:

    Opportunity for a drive by _____?

    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/%E2%80%98nothing-it%E2%80%99-ease-jab-setup-praised

    I suspect there is zero informed consent happening there

    Appendix 3: Immunisation standards for vaccinators and guidelines for organisations offering immunisation services

    https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/immunisation-handbook-2020/appendix-3-immunisation-standards-vaccinators-and-guidelines-organisations-offering-immunisation

  15. Fast Eddy says:

    Should young people take the vaccine?

    They don’t have to. I mean, they can. I’m not against it. It’s an individual thing where you compare the potential harms of the vaccine versus the potential benefits, because it doesn’t stop disease spread. There will be some age where you say below it doesn’t make any sense because it would depend on the side effects. – JAY BHATTACHARYA

    Oh – so why isn’t he against it?

  16. Fast Eddy says:

    The 150 nurses and other hospital workers at Houston Methodist Hospital who were fired for refusing to receive one of the expermimental COVID vaccines apparently were regarded by administrators as disposable.

    But two months later, the hospital is one of several in the area experiencing a severe shortage of medical personnel as media report local hospitals have reached a “breaking point” because of a flood of COVID-19 cases, noted the Foundation for Economic Education.

    The Houston Chronicle said in an editorial published Tuesday the 25-county hospital area that includes Houston had more patients in hospital beds than at any point in 2021. But local KHOU-TV reported medical tents erected outside of Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital are vacant because of a shortage of nurses.

    “Please send help now,” said Dr. George Williams, the chief ICU medical officer for LBJ Hospital.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hospital-hits-breaking-point-after-firing-150-unvaccinated-workers/

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    Here in the Philippines, it’s as if time stopped in April of last year. Still, you must wear both a face mask and shield when you leave your house. Still, children under 18 and senior citizens are technically not allowed to leave their houses (although this summer that loosened up a bit, but after two weeks the ‘Delta’ variant put an end to that).

    Still, schools are closed. Still, you must have a negative PCR/antigen test to travel to the next province, book a flight, or stay a night in a hotel. Still, gyms, theaters, cultural institutions, and outdoor sites (such as the American Memorial Cemetery – a cemetery!) are closed. Still, upon entering every shop or workplace one is subjected to a temperature check and a contact tracing form.

    Still, most restaurants are take-out or are reduced to 50% capacity (only on the lowest-level lockdown). Still, people think that if everyone ‘just gets the vaccine’, Covid will just go away and all of this will be over.

    Still, what is considered the longest lockdown in the world continues. Indeed, what is happening in places like France and Australia is very alarming, but it is frustrating to see that the Philippines is never acknowledged for its continued brutish restrictions that have been imposed as a result of the de facto martial law that has reigned over this country since all of this began.

    At least in other places, people are beginning to question the narrative; there isn’t even a shred of that here, people are too scared of the Government (and of catching Covid).

    https://dailysceptic.org/another-postcard-from-manila/

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    Did the early arrival of vaccines change his mind on lockdowns?

    I did not think that vaccines would arrive in nine months, let alone 12. I was very pleasantly shocked and surprised. If you asked me in March 2020, “can there be a vaccine?” I would have said and I did say that it’s very unlikely. There’s no coronavirus vaccines, it’s been difficult to produce one. I don’t see how it’s possible…

    But I still would have had the same view of lockdowns… I still would have been in favour of keeping schools open. But I might have been more in favour of more restrictive things for older people. – JAY BHATTACHARYA

    https://unherd.com/thepost/prof-jay-battacharya-i-stand-by-the-great-barrington-declaration/

    News for you Jay…. there is no ‘vaccine’… there is only an Injection that breeds variants.

    https://www.wired.com/2003/05/feds-race-to-make-sars-vaccine/

    • fillmore74
      Replenish says:

      “Jay Bhattacharya

      Lastly, for Bhattacharya it is useful to recognize that his entire career has been spent in the Bay Area conducting research linking data analytics to the provision of public services. Stanford Medical School embraces the big data approach to healthcare delivery, and Bhattacharya himself promotes the value based payment model. The school receives considerable funding from Chan Zuckerberg as a BioHub, and in 2017 published a paper Harnessing the Power of Data in Health advancing tele-health, wearables, behavioral analytics, and electronic health records. The medical school is a partner in Google’s Project Baseline Covid screening effort.

      Bhattacharya has had a long career at RAND. It’s notable that RAND Europe recently carried out an analysis of social prescribing linked to social impact bond finance in the UK for the Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Institute. This relates to his work for Acumen LLC, which carries out, in collaboration with its affiliate the Sphere Institute, government consulting work around social welfare systems, data, and outcomes. He’s also a fellow at the Hoover Institute, which may account for the signers’ White House visit, which Scott Atlas, the president’s advisor on Covid and another Hoover fellow, hosted. Atlas is a former professor of medicine at Stanford and served as a health advisor to the Giuliani and Romney campaigns.

      When I was doing ed-tech research I found myself wondering if Ivy League graduate programs in education were actually set up to develop markets for their business school counterparts. I feel the same way now about medical schools as we shift to tele-health data mining for impact. Just as with Oxford and Harvard, the activities of Stanford’s Business School cannot be overlooked. Paired with the university’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, its business school unites programs on Social Innovation, Behavioral Labs, Supply Chain Value Innovation, and Real Time Data Investment Analysis into a pretty toxic combo once you realize the monsters behind this global coup intend for us to carry on as behavioral batteries, plugging into fin-tech’s digital matrix as our real lives are stolen from us.”

      https://wrenchinthegears.com/2020/10/13/technocrats-great-barrington-and-bermuda-grass-why-settle-for-reform-when-a-radical-solution-is-needed/?

      • Xabier says:

        That’s from Alison Mc Dowell’s site: she’s gone deep into the Central banking – BigTech-Mossad- Big Pharma- MIC links.

        In other words, the secret government of our world, now coming in to the open.

  19. https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/it-finally-peaked-delta-delta-turns-negative

    “As for what it means for US society that the media and politicians will no longer be able to scaremonger with the Delta variant, that’s beyond the scope of this post, suffice to say that we fully expect the “independent media” to quickly shift their focus to the “unexpected” emergence of the lambda or some other, even “deadlier” variant, which politicians will immediately weaponize in their neverending quest to convert the US into one giant authoritarian nanny-state.”

    • nikoB says:

      Except there maybe something for the vaxxed to worry about if new variants cause ADE.

      • oh I agree 100%.

        the vaxxed have lots of potential trouble ahead, though in a literal sense most of them will have no “worries” because the vast majority have little knowledge of the potential health problems ahead.

        ADE, prion disease, other disease due to organ/tissue damage from microclots from the TOXIC spike proteins.

        booster shots will very likely enhance these health issues.

        last month I was trying to decide whether or not to get jabbed…

        NO I wasn’t!!!!!!!

        until there is a ROBUST 3 to 4 year study of the long term health problems from these jabs, no thanks.

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