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. Mirror on the wall says:

    Babies born during c 19 on Rhodes Island have an average _22_ point lower IQ than the preceding cohort – a decline usually associated only with major cognitive disorders. Speculation has readily been forthcoming and a developmental deprivation has been proposed, as has the possibility of a later recovery. The effect is said to be more pronounced among some than the overall average might suggest. Further statistical analysis would be welcomed.

    > Children born during pandemic have lower IQs, US study finds

    Researchers blame lack of stimulation as parents balanced childcare with working from home

    Children born during the coronavirus pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor and overall cognitive performance compared with children born before, a US study suggests.

    The first few years of a child’s life are critical to their cognitive development. But with Covid-19 triggering the closure of businesses, nurseries, schools and playgrounds, life for infants changed considerably, with parents stressed and stretched as they tried to balance work and childcare.

    With limited stimulation at home and less interaction with the world outside, pandemic-era children appear to have scored shockingly low on tests designed to assess cognitive development, said lead study author Sean Deoni, associate professor of paediatrics (research) at Brown University.

    In the decade preceding the pandemic, the mean IQ score on standardised tests for children aged between three months and three years of age hovered around 100, but for children born during the pandemic that number tumbled to 78, according to the analysis, which is yet to be peer-reviewed.

    “It’s not subtle by any stretch,” said Deoni. “You don’t typically see things like that, outside of major cognitive disorders.”

    The study included 672 children from the state of Rhode Island. Of these, 188 were born after July 2020 and 308 were born prior to January 2019, while 176 were born between January 2019 and March 2020. The children included in the study were born full-term, had no developmental disabilities and were mostly white.

    Those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds fared worse in the tests, the researchers found.

    The biggest reason behind the falling scores is likely the lack of stimulation and interaction at home, said Deoni. “Parents are stressed and frazzled … that interaction the child would normally get has decreased substantially.”

    Whether these lower cognitive scores will have a long-term impact is unclear. In the first few years of life, the foundations for cognition are laid, much like building a house – it’s easier to add rooms or flourishes when you’re building the foundation, Deoni said. “The ability to course-correct becomes smaller, the older that child gets.”

    Given this data comes from a relatively affluent part of the US, where social support and unemployment benefits are generous, the fear is that things could be worse in poorer parts of the country and the world, he added.

    Sir Terence Stephenson, a Nuffield professor of child health at University College London, said the research was interesting given much has been written about the impact on the education of school-age children, but not much has come out on infants.

    The key factor influencing these lower scores in infants has likely been stress on parents who faced challenges in both working and providing full-time attentive childcare, he said. “Perhaps not surprising that children from lower socioeconomic families have been most affected as this resonates with many of the other financial, employment and health impacts of the pandemic.”

    • Wow! I wonder how much having caregivers with masks contributed to this effect. It is hard to hear and understand them, and see their facial expressions.

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      From a quick scan of the paper (trying to decipher the gobbledygook), I would not be too quick to attribute an explanation to that phenomenon. The decline in IQ belongs only to babies born during c 19. Babies born immediately before show no such decline, due to any developmental deprivation of lockdown or otherwise. Specifically a deprivation immediately following birth is proposed. I suspect that the jury is out on that question.

      (….27 to 37 points)

      > Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health

      …. Across all measures, we found cognitive scores were significantly reduced during the pandemic by 27 to 37 points (or almost two full standard deviations), p values 0.3), Fig. 3.

      Repeating this set of analysis in the subset of 39 children who were born immediately before the beginning of the pandemic and whom we have followed up over the past 18 months (Table 4) presents contrasting results. Longitudinal plots of individual cognitive measures are shown in Fig. 4. Across all composite cognitive measures, we find that the inclusion of a term that distinguishes between pre vs. during the COVID-19 pandemic does not improve the model fit, and no significant decrease in cognitive measures in these children. This result suggests that much of the reductions observed in Figure 2, and Tables 2 and 3 may be driven by the infants born during the pandemic. Results from our last set of analysis (Table 5), restricted to newborns and infants under 1 year of age born before or during the pandemic, support this hypothesis. Here we find a significant decrease in child cognitive scores in children born during the pandemic with males affected more than females, and higher maternal education being a protective factor.

      The strong effect of the pandemic on early neurodevelopment suggests that maternal stress, already shown to be increased in mothers at the start of the pandemic may be an important factor. However, including maternal stress, recorded both prenatally and following delivery into our model, in place of the Model term was not significant (Table 6). Indeed, when examining perceived stress in mothers by year we find (Fig. 5) no significant increase or decrease during the pandemic compared to prepandemic years.

      …. Overall, we find that measured verbal, non-verbal, and overall cognitive scores are significantly lower since the beginning of the pandemic. Looking further, we find that children born before the pandemic and followed through the initial stages do not show a reduction in skills or performance, but rather that young infants born since the beginning of the pandemic show significantly lower performance than infants born before January 2019. Thus, our results seem to suggest that early development is impaired by the environmental conditions brought on by the pandemic.

      In contrast to other on-going studies through the pandemic [37, 39], we did not find an increase in general maternal stress and, thus, this was not a significant predictor factor in our analysis.

    • Thierry says:

      How can you measure a baby’s IQ? that seems nonsense and pseudo science to me. Sorry I don’t buy it.

      • I think that there are certain “milestone” that researchers expect. First steps, first word, first series of two words, and some things like that. If children are significantly later at these things than usual, the researchers might wonder. But I have not really researched the issue.

        • Thierry says:

          Gail and Mirror, first have you ever seen an IQ test? There is no way you can make assumption or correlation between a baby’s cognitive abilities and an IQ test.
          Secondly, let me tell you a story my mother told me. When I was a child, around 2 years old, I came to see a psychologist. She asked to me several question to which I answered NONE. The psychologist thought I was stupid or half brained. When we came home with my mother I told her that of course I knew the answers, but those questions were too stupid and I was NOT interested in answering to that stupid woman who asked them.
          The point is; a child decides what he or she wants to do. Only later with social pressure you can make he or she behave the way you want. So, before 3 years old, there is no way you can measure ANYTHING from a child. (I also decided to walk very late but that’s another story).

          • Mirror on the wall says:

            “She asked to me several question to which I answered NONE. The psychologist thought I was stupid or half brained.”

            Perhaps she thought that you were a bit of a pratt – not sure there is a scientific scale for that but we all know it when we hear it.

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        Presumably they are going by robustly established correlations between the various reactions of the babies to stimuli with later IQ. IQ at base is just the (complex) responses of the organism to stimuli. IQ (specifically, g factor) robustly correlates with simple reflex speeds, for instance, which are indicative of overall healthy brain function. They seem to be talking about ‘general intelligence’ – g factor – and a decline across ‘all composite cognitive measures’. G factor is inherent and cannot be raised, while education raises this or that cognitive skill but not general intelligence. G factor is known to robustly correlate with simple reactions in adulthood.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          “IQ at base is just the (complex) responses of the organism to stimuli.”

          … bearing in mind (no pun intended) that consciousness appears (no pun intended) to be epiphenomenal (acausal) as complex decisions can be robustly predicted through MRA brain scans several seconds before they enter into consciousness. LOL

          • Kowalainen says:

            I believe it is called thinking.

            Prime the circuitry with inputs (goals) and wait. Obviously some biological CPU time is required before any conclusions can be drawn followed by actuation (moving your body).

            Can’t you feel the churn before it crystallizes into short term memory? Yup, you gotta be quite meta to feel your brain have a go at the delusional hopiums.

            Unless it is reflexive, in which you are unconscious of the actuation sequencing, but not the effects of it. Having effective subconscious code for running your “life” is of course “intelligent”.

            def oh_noes(goal)
            . if goal is “stay sharp”:
            . actuate(jaws(“oats”))
            . actuate(legs(“crank”))
            . return “teh hurtz”
            . else:
            . return “bad feelz”

            Obviously if it is some abstract stuff, you gotta recursively sequence the priming as well until short term memory ‘makes sense’.

            Which is of course why the rapacious primate is sublime at lying to itself. Thinking burns a lot of energy and takes time. It is “better” to accept the lie and operate subconsciously.

        • Thierry says:

          Have you ever seen an IQ test? There is no possible way to make a correlation with the cognitive abilities of a baby.
          Let me tell you a story: when I was around 2 years old, my mother brought me to a psychologist before I went to school. She asked me several questions to which I answered NONE. The psychologist thought I was stupid or half brained. When I came back home, I told my mother that of course I knew all the answers, but I was not interested in answering stupid questions to a stupid lady (I imagined she was stupid because she did not seem to know the answers by herself, while I did).
          What I mean is that a baby will do whatever he or she wants but not what you ask him or her. Only after 3 years old or preferably 7 years old, you can start to make he or she behave the way you want. So, no IQ or any test is possible.

          • Christopher says:

            Unreliable on an individual level, but probably tells you something at a collective level.

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      ‘…. The world trembled.’

      The worse case scenario would be if asymptomatic c 19 infection of pregnant mothers/ fresh new-borns is somehow physiologically pushing baby IQ permanently toward the retarded/ impaired brackets. C 19 may be around for a long time. Prenatal viral infections can impact IQ but this effect would be most pronounced. Babies of high IQ parents do not seem to be effected by the c 19 IQ effect, so they may be physiologically less susceptible.

      Hopefully not!

      • Or maybe the well-off parents are less stressed out and can spend more time with their children, so the issue is less of a problem.

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          Hopefully it is just something socially developmental, but the staff seem to rule out a role of maternal stress in their analysis, finding no more reported during than before lockdown. Perhaps their analysis was not detailed enough to pick up socio-economic disparities of reported stress but one would think that they would have looked for that.

      • a massive eugenic pressure to push those who can’t adapt to the cliff

        No different than the 19th century when the wealthy hired nannies while the rest had to cope with whatever they could get and therefore lots of infant mortality

        But, the Southern belles let blacks raise their newborns, so these southern gentlemen began to act like blacks

        • Kowalainen says:

          I’ll bet the southern “gentlemen” did something more with the black nannies if you catch my naughty? 😉

          If you want to perform eugenics like a pro, you take your white rear end over to the countries of black people and get yourself the pride of the tribe (obviously it works in the other direction as well). Gene churn in both directions is good in moderate amounts.

          Just look at some of the goddess half bloods. Holey moley Halle Berry in her youth.

          You blithering amateur.


    • Mirror on the wall says:

      Fox has picked up on the story and it is perhaps clearer in some ways. The decline where observed is 27-37 IQ points – enough to send the average IQ into the retarded bracket. It is observed among the lower classes, mainly non-whites as studied, and it is absent from babies of parents of higher IQ and higher socio-economic status. No one knows what the explanation is yet although theories have been readily proposed. I have removed speculation from the article, but it would have been more helpful if the author had entirely separated fact from theory.

      > Babies born during COVID-19 pandemic tied with lower IQ, study suggests

      Cognitive scores fell 27 to 37 points in Rhode Island babies

      Preliminary findings by U.S. researchers suggest children born during the COVID-19 pandemic show lower IQ scores than those who were born before January 2020, but the underlying causes are still unknown…. The findings were posted in medRxiv ahead of peer review on Aug. 11, stemming from a survey among roughly 605 children in Rhode Island, most of them White, including 39 born in 2018 and 2019.

      …. The study of pre-pandemic babies shows that they had an IQ ranging from 98.5 to 107.3. But the IQs of babies born during the pandemic sharply fell 27 to 37 points.

      …. [C]hildren born after January 2020 from lower socio-economic backgrounds…. (mostly Black and Brown children) had a steeper dip in IQ scores than White children did on average. “While socio-economic factors appear to mitigate against the negative consequences of the pandemic, the primary factors underlying our observed trends remain unknown,” study authors wrote.

      …. Children of mothers with collegiate and post-graduate degrees were less likely to suffer the negative impact of being born during the pandemic…. The study also shows more male children were affected than females.

      …. Children born before the pandemic did not show any significantly lower verbal, non-verbal and cognitive scores when following the later stages of development through the pandemic, showing [?] that the pandemic hinders mostly early child development. Researchers are still trying to figure out whether or not these declines are temporal and will normalize once life returns to pre-pandemic times, or if the declines have be a long-lasting effect.

    • Mirror on the wall says:

      There is already evidence that the c 19 virus leaves a lasting significant impact on the cognitive performance of adults. The impact seems to be less drastic. Again, no one knows why and many theories are forthcoming.

      > Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19

      There is growing concern about possible cognitive consequences of COVID-19, with reports of ‘Long COVID’ symptoms persisting into the chronic phase and case studies revealing neurological problems in severely affected patients. However, there is little information regarding the nature and broader prevalence of cognitive problems post-infection or across the full spread of disease severity.

      …. People who had recovered from COVID-19, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits versus controls when controlling for age, gender, education level, income, racial-ethnic group, pre-existing medical disorders, tiredness, depression and anxiety. The deficits were of substantial effect size for people who had been hospitalised (N = 192), but also for non-hospitalised cases who had biological confirmation of COVID-19 infection (N = 326). Analysing markers of premorbid intelligence did not support these differences being present prior to infection. Finer grained analysis of performance across sub-tests supported the hypothesis that COVID-19 has a multi-domain impact on human cognition.

      Interpretation. These results accord with reports of ‘Long Covid’ cognitive symptoms that persist into the early-chronic phase. They should act as a clarion call for further research with longitudinal and neuroimaging cohorts to plot recovery trajectories and identify the biological basis of cognitive deficits in SARS-COV-2 survivors.

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        This is a media article on the same.

        “Dr. Hellmuth said medical professionals will have to look back on COVID-19 as a neurological disease.”

        The effect is less pronounced in adults, but I really do not fancy losing any IQ points, let alone 7, although I do seem to be quite resilient on that count. I will be keeping clear of c 19.

        > Study: COVID-19 linked to lower IQ

        Now researchers in the United Kingdom have detected a disturbing trend. Among those infected, even those never hospitalized, they found a drop in intelligence. The more severe the infection, the greater the problem. Some lost 7 points on the IQ scale.

        “I think that it really remains to be seen whether these will last forever whether they will go away in a few years I think they’ll be a lot of variability…I probably have over 50 patients that I’ve seen in the past year the only reasonable explanation for their cognitive changes is COVID,” said Dr. Joanna Hellmuth, a cognitive neurologist at the University of California-San Francisco.

        Dr. Hellmuth said medical professionals will have to look back on COVID-19 as a neurological disease.

        • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:


          • Mirror on the wall says:


            > We started to see this in the brain as well, and so people started to have strokes. Those strokes came in both varieties in which patients would come in and they would have what we would call microthrombosis. So little clots all throughout the brain, and this would cause a big function of delirium, and then we would see patients that would have micro-clots that would turn into bleeds. So then they would have bleeding inside the brain as well. So you’d see both bleeding and clotting in the brain at the same time. So this is why neurologists and especially neurointensivists were getting very involved in the management of these patients because we started to see these neurological complications.


            • Fast Eddy says:

              Forgive me if I think this is hilarious.

              Shad en froid often does that to me!

              What shall we do with all these Clotted MOREons…

              Feed them to the pigs I say… yes to the pigs

              (when singing that consider applying the music from ‘What to do with the Drunken Sailor’…

          • Fast Eddy says:

            We’ve got our own case studies of this on OFW… dunc (disappeared.. probably unable to function)… norm (increasingly inane rants)… and ___________ (who no longer matters due to flaws in logic and because he whines like a child because the Bad Man beats him daily)

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Good name for a band … norm and the microclots…

        • Fast Eddy says:

          So the plan is to create zombies… they’ll be able to walk and mumble ‘95% effective’ over and over…. and they’ll eat Soylent Green… quite docile .. actually…

          Will it be ok to kick them in the face … just for fun?

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Hmmm… I’d be more concerned about the micro clots in the brain .. if I were an Injected CovIDIOT… it really doesn’t sound promising….

  2. Malcopian says:



    Each summer, tons of sand are plundered from Sardinia’s beaches, despite it having been illegal since 2017 to take away sand, shells and pebbles from the Mediterranean island.

    Fines range between €500 and €3,000, while those caught attempting to leave the island with significant quantities face jail terms.

    The culprits, for the most part, are foreigners who cannot resist bringing home Sardinian sand as a keepsake, or for use in their fish tanks or to sell online.

    Northern Europeans are particularly prone to filling up their camper vans with plastic bottles stuffed with sand, each one labelled with the name of the beach from where the precious grains were stolen.

    “There is a proper online market, and demand is high for sand from Sardinia. Most of the buyers are sand collectors.”

    “We call it fossil sand because, from a geological point of view, the grains don’t reproduce, and so every grain we lose we don’t get back.

    Several people have regretted their transgressions and returned sand to Sardinia. On display at the mineralogical and wildlife museum in Caprera, an island close to Budelli, are samples of sand – in some instances the thefts date back to the 1980s – alongside letters of confession.”

  3. MG says:

    One day your apartment has no value… The costly cladding problem in the UK:

    Los miles de personas en Reino Unido propietarias de apartamentos “que no valen nada” | BBC Mundo

  4. Azure Kingfisher says:

    Outbreak at sea: 27 people aboard Carnival cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

    “A Carnival ship that set sail from Texas had 27 COVID-19-positive people aboard Wednesday, the highest number of reported cases on a US ship since the cruise industry opened back up this summer.

    “The Carnival Vista arrived in Belize City with 26 infected crew members and one infected guest, according to the Belize Tourism Board.

    “Officials noted that there were more than 4,000 people on the ship, and 99.98 percent of the crew was vaccinated, along with the vast majority of the passengers.

    “The infected crew members are now in isolation, but ‘most are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms,’ Belize officials said.

    “Crew members are wearing N95 masks and employee social areas are closed. All guests will need a negative rapid test to leave the ship at the next port, even if they are vaccinated, according to the release.

    “In the wake of the outbreak, the company issued new guidelines requiring all guests to wear masks in some indoor areas.

    “The CDC assigned Carnival Vista a ‘yellow’ status, and said it “has investigated and [the] ship remains under observation,” according to its website.”

    • Why am I not surprised?

      Maybe after a few ships, including US Navy ships, have this problem, someone will catch on.

      The only thing that surprises me is that there were 26 infected crew members and 1 infected guest. A few hypotheses:

      1. Different types of vaccines

      2. Different timing of vaccines

      3. Delta hits young people harder. The crew was significantly younger than the guests.

      4.Not all of the guests were really tested. We will be hearing about more cases among the guests in the future.

      • Azure Kingfisher says:

        Just wait until we start hearing about US Navy submarines! 😀

        • Kowalainen says:

          I’m thinking the US navy can afford antigen tests and the usual mechanical devices for air filtration and disinfection in the subs. Obviously it’s a bad idea to have sick people coughing where silence is the tactic.

          For some reason I doubt the US military will ever be vaxxed. I particularly enjoy the ploy they are running now with vaxxing the whole lot if such a decree would materialize.

    • Tim Groves says:

      there were more than 4,000 people on the ship

      and this:
      99.98 percent of the crew was vaccinated

      If 0.02% = 1 person, then 99.98% = 4.999 people

      So for this statistic to be correct, there would have to be at least 5,000 crew members.

      I’m not going to click this.

  5. Mirror on the wall says:

    England suffered its first active shooter in 11 years – a 22 year old ‘incel’.

    To give some context, the family structure has partly collapsed in UK. Only 50% of adults are married, 10% are in a relationship and 40% are single. The average age of first marriage has risen to 38 for men and 35 for women. It is ever harder for youngsters to get a mortgage. The fertility rate has collapsed and it is common to see couples in their 20s or even 30s out with small dogs instead of kids. This guy seemed to have contrary expectations.

    > Plymouth gunman was 22-year-old virgin who posted rambling YouTube videos complaining he was too ‘fat and ugly’ to have sex and boasted about being a ‘Terminator’ before ‘killing five including girl, five, and family then shooting himself dead’

    EXCLUSIVE: Jake Davison, 22, a bodybuilder who appears obsessed with not being attractive to women, has been named by people in the Devon naval city as the gunman with a five-year-old girl feared to be among his victims. At 6pm last night the apprentice crane operator was seen shooting indiscriminately before kicking down the door of a house in Biddick Drive, a few doors from his own home, and opening fire with a long-barreled gun on the people inside, believed to be members of his family. His rampage left the young girl, two women, and two men dead. More were injured. The mass shooting – the first in Britain involving an ‘active gunman’ for 11 years – will spark an inquiry into how Davison was able to get the weapon in a country with strict gun controls. ‘Home Secretary Priti Patel was briefed throughout the evening as was Boris Johnson, who today tweeted; My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and with all those affected by the tragic incident in Plymouth last night. I thank the emergency services for their response’. Today MailOnline can reveal he was an active YouTuber calling himself ‘Professor Waffle’, who posted videos of himself working out and most recently ten-minute rants about life being ‘rigged against you’, humanity being on the ‘brink of extinction’ and being repulsive to the opposite sex. In his most recent online rant from his bedroom he said: ‘You wake up and you stare at the wall and you’re thinking um nothing’s changed but I’m still in the same position, same period in life, still a f***ing this, that virgin f***ing fat ugly, what’. A fortnight ago, the 23-year-old also spoke of his affinity with the ‘incel’ movement, which has been linked to a number of mass shootings in the US.

    • Young people are really getting frustrated. I don’t blame them.

      “The average age of first marriage has risen to 38 for men and 35 for women.” This is really awfully late. Couples are more likely to have only one child, or perhaps none at all.

    • Ed says:

      Young people with no future and no hope, what can go wrong? If they ever figure out how to organize …..

      • he was clearly mentally unstable

        an obsessive Trumpist and professed ‘incel’

        • An English Trumpist?

        • Tim Groves says:

          Thanks for that, Norman. Without your diagnosis we might have thought he was just a normal young Devonshire lad. I didn’t know that were a clinical psychologist in addition to all your other accomplishments.

          Meanwhile, deaths associated with the clot shot in the UK climb to the stratosphere.

          According to the UK Government’s website

          “The MHRA has received 486 UK reports of suspected ADRs to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in which the patient died shortly after vaccination, 1,036 reports for the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, 10 for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and 27 where the brand of vaccine was unspecified.”

          However, “the majority of these reports were in elderly people or people with underlying illness,” so they were old or sick and they would have died anyway.

          The same website also concludes: “At the time of this report, over 130,214 people across the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus.”

          This info can be taken in more than one way. It might mean that encountering this coronavirus is a lot nastier than getting a jab, or, equally plausibly, it might mean that positive tests can cause people to die from coronavirus!!

          This could be due to pathogens administered via the test or merely to autosuggestion. I have seen the latter work in the outback, on the veldt, and in the jungle, where the shaman points a bone at or casts his evil eye in the direction of the victim, and the poor blighter sickens and dies within the span of one moon.

          On the other hand, some of it might have just been bog-standard flu. Officials admit that the symptoms of flu and Covid-19 are often similar. Or many of these 130,000 people might have died from all sorts of other ailments ailments but had their deaths put down to Covid simply because they had a positive PCR test result, which might even have been a false positive.

          As astronomer Patrick Moore was fond of saying: we just don’t know!

          Episode 666 of The Sky at Night (well worth watching; both educational and therapeutic)

          • Kowalainen says:

            “As astronomer Patrick Moore was fond of saying: we just don’t know!”

            Which is obviously wrong.

            “WE” DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Jake had options …

      You have no clue what looks good on you

      You have a closet full of clothing you don’t enjoy wearing

      You’ve been lost trying to figure out the right hairstyle for your face shape

      You want high-quality clothing and to invest in the right stuff, but you don’t know where to do it or what to buy

      You hate shopping and waste money because you don’t know what to buy

      You feel like other well-dressed guys know something you don’t

      You want to dress the “right” way, but still feel like yourself

      You want to look the part for your wife, girlfriend, or career, but don’t know how

      You want to dress appropriately for your age without looking too old/young

      You want to appear put-together and attractive, without looking like you’re trying

      You are very pi–ssed off with all of the above and you are thinking of gunning down random people in the mall

      • Mirror on the wall says:

        Men (even gays, so I have heard) generally do not look sexually attractive to themselves – they are not supposed to be sexually attracted to themselves but to others (usually women). Maybe someone should have explained that to Jake. His brain is not hardwired to evaluate his own appeal and it is not supposed to be. The clown is looking in the mirror and thinking ‘I do not look sexually attractive’! ‘Incel’ sounds a little too much like ‘imbecile’ in his case.

        Perhaps the ladies can us what they think of Jake – is a ‘looker’ or too much of a ‘cooker’ (a fat, ugly slob like he thought)?

        Maybe some women like them like that? I do not presume to be a judge of it but I see a lot of women with blokes who really do not look all that to me – some right fat blokes with women in the cheaper supermarkets, in baggy tracksuits, glasses and stuff, real ‘write offs’.

        I am guessing that male ‘ugliness’ would have been bred out a long time ago if women were that fussy.

        As I understand it, studies have found that women are mainly attracted by the symmetry of the male face – which can even be easily adjusted by professional cosmeticians who offer ‘sculpting’ services in most town centres. Someone could have explained all that to Jake.


        • Fast Eddy says:

          Jake doesn’t look so bad… however… he may have had his eye on some of the SI swimsuit models….. which was always a long shot….

  6. Harry McGibbs says:

    “A New Covid Variant On The Loose: B.1.621… A group of seven residents in a Belgian nursing home died after infection with a new variant, all of whom were fully vaccinated according to virologists on the scene…

    “The new variant, B.1.621, has yet to receive a Greek letter designation from the World Health Organization… Our conclusion from the extensive set of mutations found in this particular variant is that it deserves to be observed closely.”

    • Harry McGibbs says:

      “Vaccinated people can spread Delta Covid variant, have similar viral load as unvaccinated…

      “A study published in medRxiv preprint, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, states that “individuals had similar viral loads in nasal swabs, irrespective of vaccine status, during a time of high and increasing prevalence of the Delta variant””

      • This is a news article from India, talking about deaths from “breakthrough” cases in that location. It links to a preprint studying cases in Wisconsin. That report also seems to show similar infectivity from cases affecting those who have been vaccinated.

        So this makes at least three reports:
        Singapore (as I referenced in my post)

        The article also refers to UK cases, but I don’t see any links with respect to these cases.

    • Not too surprising! With all of the vaccinations, we should expect lots of new variants cropping up.

      • Minority of One says:

        Were we not told last year there were thousands of them?

        How they can tell with any degree of certainty I am not sure about.

        • Tim Groves says:

          There may be almost as many “variants” as there are “genders”. We were not told when I was young that there was an infinity of the latter, with pronouns to match!

          • Fast Eddy says:

            I was submitting a customer service request and was given the option of Other in the gender space… so I could just make up a gender.

            How cool is THAT!

            Is god a gender? Of course it is …

  7. Tim Groves says:

    I was quite scared at breakfast when I read this morning’s newspaper. The Olympics are over and Covid-19 is back stalking Japan with a vengeance. Let’s look at what the Mainichi Shimbun is telling us:

    The rise in coronavirus infections in Japan and especially the Tokyo region is so steep that the situation is verging on natural disaster levels, the health ministry’s advisory board stated at an Aug. 11 meeting.

    The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Advisory Board is staffed by some of Japan’s most senior infectious disease experts, and chaired by Takaji Wakita, head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

    Based on data including the number of severe COVID-19 cases in Tokyo rising by 21 in a day to reach 197 — a second consecutive day of record highs — the board said the present state of infections showed that “public health and medical service infrastructure in the capital region in particular are under extreme pressure, and on the verge of a phase akin to conditions in a natural disaster.”

    Fortunately, Japan has plenty of experience at dealing with natural disasters. Hardly a year goes by without one or two “major” ones, and the tsunami of 2011 that killed well over 20,000 people is still fresh in people’s minds. Still, the rise in infections—meaning in positive PCR test results—and of severe cases to record highs—is concerning to say the least

    Infections are on an upward trend among over 65s, despite vaccinations progressing in that cohort, and the Advisory Board called for “refraining from crossing prefectural borders, going out, and for examining postponing travel to distant family homes during the Obon summer vacation season.”

    When Wakita was asked about whether to accept fans at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games events, he responded, “Personally, a situation like the one before seems preferable,” referring to the nearly zero-spectator Olympics.

    The most recent weekly new infections per 100,000 of population showed 31 of Japan’s 47 prefectures over the 25 cases or more criterion for a state of emergency declaration, also known as Stage 4, marked by an explosive rise in infections. They included Okinawa with 248 per 100,000, Tokyo at 200, Kanagawa at 140 and Saitama with 120. The coronavirus delta variant now makes up 95% of Tokyo’s infections, and the board stated it had “almost entirely replaced other variants.”

    Along with the overall infection surge, over-65s in Tokyo are seeing rising case numbers despite progress in vaccinations for that age group. Of the 28,948 people confirmed newly infected between Aug. 3 and 9, that age bracket made up 3.3% — 963 cases. In the prior seven-day period, over-65s made up 602 cases or 2.7% of the total.

    Tallies have also topped the 614-person high recorded April 27 to May 3 for the age group during Japan’s fourth wave of infections in spring 2021. On July 29, 669 over-60s were hospitalized for COVID-19; by Aug. 4 it had risen to 748.

    This is probably not very significant. Over 80% of over-65s are vaccinated. This rise is small in absolute terms and could be accounted for from the unvaxed remnant. But no vaxed/unvaxed breakdown is provided.

    The health ministry’s research group also presented excess mortality figures, which calculate how many more people are dying than would normally be expected based on past death rates. Over January and May 2021, excess death rates were between 5,076 and 24,300 people, the largest excess range seen since 2017. It appears the spread of the coronavirus is behind it. Excess death numbers in May this year topped the normal figures in 30 prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo compared to an average year.

    It appears the spread of the coronavirus is behind it? Although in 2020 there were no excess deaths and total deaths were over 10,000 lower than in 2019? It could be that the people who didn’t die last year who would have died in an average year have died this year instead, after enjoying (one would hope) an extra year of life.

    The Advisory Board also confirmed it will consider stopping vaccinated medical staff working at coronavirus wards and elsewhere from being classified as people who have had close contact with infected individuals.

    Yes, that would make a lot of sense. If something’s inconvenient, just classify it out of existence. It’s only a highly infections and potentially deadly pathogen these people could be spreading, after all.

    • I have heard that part of the problem is that Japan has very few hospital beds, relative to its population. It has even fewer intensive care beds. It therefore worries a lot, if cases spike.

      I suppose that fact that the population is so dense is an issue as well. If Delta is very contagious, it is hard to keep it from spreading uncontrollably. China is running into this issue as well.

      • Tim Groves says:

        You are correct, Gail. Lack of hospital beds and ICU places is currently the biggest concern in Japan at present. If serious cases continue to rise in the big cities, the system will be overwhelmed and patients may need to be moved to rural prefectures where beds are available. However, local authorities are understandably reluctant to accept patients from elsewhere as their own facilities may soon become stretched beyond capacity.

    • Kowalainen says:

      Can people subjected to the “clot shot” enter the Paralympics? How about long term covid patients?

      Many questions, few answers…


      • Fast Eddy says:

        If you’re already f789ed up enough to enter the paras… then for sure you take the clot shot… how much worse can it really get?????

        It’s the same if you are geriatrified… you shouldn’t even bother to read labels anymore … or wash fruit and veg….

        If I was over 70… I’d take up smoking….

        At some point you gots to say … I stop giving a f789.

  8. Fast Eddy says:

    A New York blogger residing in Manhattan had overseas family visiting from Europe fully ‘vaccinated.’ Seeking to dine in a West Village restaurant as their vaccines were not the two mRNA US vax variants, they were not allowed to dine inside nor even to dine outside where overwhelming research tells us outdoor transmission is virtually close to zero. So, we now have theology posing as medical prudence.

    Just for the diversion, let us look at the fruitless illogic here. If the ‘vaccines’ worked as vaccines, then the unvaccinated would pose no danger. Rather than intruding on the sovereignty of their bodies, we could let them assume the risk just as people who have a diet high in high fructose corn syrup opt to do with arguably clear staggering collateral impact on their health and longevity.

    If, on the other hand, these ‘vaccines’ don’t work, then having a passport, again, makes no sense. As per the CDC and overwhelming data just about everywhere, post vaccine reinfection is a reality and transmissibility occurs regardless. Therefore, these are not vaccines, but therapeutics suppressing your likelihood of getting seriously ill and dying over a particular period, after which that protection wanes.

    • Of course, the period over which the vaccines provide protection is unknown. It may work reasonably well for a few months, for a particular person. Or perhaps not well at all, if a variant hits, even if the vaccine is recent. If a person’s immune system is not working well (very elderly, for example), the vaccine may not provide much protection at all.

        • Azure Kingfisher says:

          “However, scientists have been left baffled as to why, despite its early and near-universal vaccine rollout, it is has seen such a surge in cases.

          “What’s unusual about the data coming from Seychelles is that the surge of Covid-19 cases coincided around the time the Covid vaccines were introduced in January 2021, while deaths were only seen after the vaccine rollout.

          “Some of the cases that are being reported are occurring either soon after a single dose, or soon after a second dose, or between the first and second doses.”

          Really? Baffled, eh? They don’t know why? They can’t put it together?

          • Tim Groves says:

            Yes, it’s a genuine mystery. It would take a genius of Mike’s calibre to explain it in layman’s terms.

  9. Harry McGibbs says:

    “The resurgence in new Covid cases globally triggered by the spread of the Delta variant will hit oil demand in the coming months, according to the international energy watchdog.

    “The International Energy Agency said the fresh wave of Covid infections in Asian countries is likely to curb oil consumption as authorities reimpose restrictions on economic activity to dampen the spread of the virus.”

  10. Fast Eddy says:

    Ellie Wiesel, and I am paraphrasing here, suggested that whenever human rights are threatened or people are marginalized, stripped of their humanity, the center of the universe shifts there.

    Well, the center of the universe is extremely mobile these days. It is hovering with David Turner’s son who he reported being in the ICU for three days from a second vaccine dose with myocarditis and chest pain. He writes,

    ‘Docs say they’ve seen 60 other boys with this. Want to help pay the $100k bill? The vax is experimental and not FDA approved. More caution, testing, and zero censorship is needed.’

    The center of the universe must surely have been present as we saw a German policeman literally smack a young boy approximately 9 years of age during a protest. Where does that maliciously impotent fury, striking out at the utterly vulnerable and defenseless come from?

    The center of the universe surely made a pit stop as an elderly man in Queensland, arrested for having no mask (though he had an exemption which he explained) due to the tightness of the handcuffs suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest. What demonic pathology insists on demanding a demonstrably ineffectual cloth mask outdoors, completely indifferent to the actual medical risks being run?

    • Bei Dawei says:

      I’m astonished that you’re an Elie (one L) Wiesel fan.

    • Lastcall says:

      Nice summary re Ivermectin in link;

      ‘ This is the same Merck that developed Ivermectin, the Nobel Prize winning anti-parasitic, and then has been slamming its lack of applicability for C-19. We now know why. The patent expired, and IVM was “donated” by Merck, thinking it was to be used for river blindness, where it was salvific. So, an enhanced pill, Ivermectin with bells and whistles perhaps, positions them to earn fresh billions.’

  11. Fast Eddy says:

    THE NHS has a rather lovely, colourful, ‘easy to read’ form to be handed to people receiving Covid-19 vaccines. It explains in simple language why you should get it, what to expect when you’ve had it and how it will protect you from Covid. You sign your name to indicate that you have read the form, and that you understand and agree that you have given informed consent.

    The only side-effects the easy-to-read form mentions are a sore arm, fatigue or headaches. Nowhere does it talk about blood clots that you can develop after the AstraZeneca shot, Bell’s palsy, which is facial paralysis that Pfizer has just added to its list of adverse reactions, or anaphylaxis that you can suffer if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in any of the shots.

    Sight of the form is as rare as a balanced BBC Covid report. According to a straw poll of ten people who suffered serious adverse reactions, none had been asked to sign a consent form, which means informed consent was not given. Most get to read about potential serious side effects only after they’ve received the shot.

    • I don’t think it is that bad in the United States. I know that the Kaiser (my medical care provider) site has up a complete list of potential side effects (or at least had one up, when I looked a few months ago). I didn’t sign up.

    • Also, oil and gas companies have been having inadequate funds for reinvestment. With rising costs, they need much higher profits. This is a problem of diminishing returns to investment not leading to the very high oil prices that peak oilers were expecting/hoping for.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        I am thinking of making an appointment with a doctor to get more info on the Injection side effects… and recording the meeting …. If I do I will ask be sure to print out some info from VAERS and the EU reporting site…. it could get a bit awkward for the doc if I am told the side effects are mild….

        Let me think on this … and do NOT tell M Fast that I am thinking of doing this …. the only negative is it costs $60 for the appointment … this might be better spent on a lap dance at the gent’s club….

  12. Mike Roberts says:

    It’s not a secret that subsidies for fossil fuels get in the way of decarbonization. Nations from the G20 group —including the U.S. — have pledged to phase out inefficient tax breaks for the fossil fuels industry.

    And yet, every year, the U.S. federal and state governments pour around $20.5 billion in subsidies into the oil and gas industry. But there are few concrete numbers that quantify the impact of these subsidies in the nation’s efforts to meet its climate goals. So Ploy Achakulwisut, a climate policy researcher at the Stockholm Environmental Institute, embarked on a project to put a tag on it

  13. Harry McGibbs says:

    “In ‘COVID-Zero’ China, paranoia thrives as tourism withers.

    “As the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads to more than half of China’s provinces, the whole country hunkers down while economic forecasts go south.”

    • Harry McGibbs says:

      “China partly shut the world’s third-busiest container port after a worker became infected with Covid, threatening more damage to already fragile supply chains and global trade as a key shopping season nears.

      “All inbound and outbound container services at Meishan terminal in Ningbo-Zhoushan port were halted Wednesday until further notice due to a “system disruption,” according to a statement from the port.”

      • I read about another port being partly closed earlier. Closing of ports is part of what is slowing world energy demand.

        • Student says:

          Closing one complete huge port for just one or just few cases of Covid-19 appears really strange.
          What is made by vaccines, restrictions and green pass by the West seems to have a counter part in China by the closing of cities, industries and ports.
          Actually it seems all goes to the direction of playing down the economy with a invisible man, but still keeping together a globalized world.

          • Kowalainen says:

            Obviously China can’t go full tilt while the rest of the world shuts down. That would have been a rather precarious situation for TPTB.

            The container ship surge is the last ‘oorah.

            Unless Xi is running a psyop on the western “bloodlines”

    • As the virus becomes more transmissible, the whole idea of staying “COVID-free” becomes more and more impossible. Vaccinated people can easily be carriers without showing symptoms.

  14. Harry McGibbs says:

    “What is the human hat is the human cost of a lockdown? That question has swirled around Australian politics since the pandemic began – and perhaps there is no clear answer. But it seems like western Sydney has reached its breaking point.

    “I’ve lived in western Sydney my whole life – through many challenging times – and I’ve never felt the palpable sense of fear and paranoia that grips the region now. Speaking to doctors, tradies, lawyers, parents, teachers, academics, students, community workers and leaders, it feels like we are collectively on our last nerves…”

    • Harry McGibbs says:

      “U.S. Mental Health Under Growing Strain in Covid’s Second Summer

      “It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Census Bureau started asking Americans about the mental-health effects of the pandemic — and the latest survey shows just how much worse things have gotten since then.”

      • Harry McGibbs says:

        “Growing Alarm in Kenya as Number of Suicides Rise.

        “… the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights …linked the rise in cases to mental ill-health caused by a breakdown in socio-economic safeguards, saying it was the “last resort and path of escape for individuals with unaddressed mental health needs”.”

        • I expect the number of suicides is rising in a lot of countries. We simply don’t know about it yet.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          I don’t see why anyone would care about this .. if someone is so unhappy with their life and wants to end it … they should be able to go to the chemist and buy as much Fentanyl as is required.

          Why do people insist on trying to change people .. or control them???

          Given the horrific situation we are facing — we should be encouraging people to end it now….

          Not everyone wants a front row seat to The Extinction.

          • Kowalainen says:

            The whole problem stems from controlling people in the first place. Injecting hopiums and positivity breeds mental illness.

            Life is ultimately “dystopian”. You’ll inevitably die of acute old age complications.

      • According to the article:

        The Census study suggests that the deterioration has been especially severe among younger adults. About 27 million people in the 18-39 age group now receive counseling or take prescription medication for mental-health reasons, up from 20.2 million in the late-August 2020 survey.

        I recently received word that the daughter of a cousin committed suicide. She was in that age group. I can understand why that age group is especially having problems.

        • Harry McGibbs says:

          “I recently received word that the daughter of a cousin committed suicide.”

          Sorry to hear that, Gail. I feel terrible for the young adults trying to make their way in the world right now. Things were really tough for that generation even before the pandemic.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            The niece of one of a mate offed herself at Christmas last year… she was top of her class at a private school in Toronto … and was into her first year of university … and just could not deal with the lockdowns/video learning and fell into despair…. She may have come across a reference to the CEP… and realized all her hard work was for naught….

            It’s actually a very good path to take given the trajectory we are on … the despair will only increase going forward. It will lead to serious mental issues…. if this is as good as it gets for many … an early check out is the right choice….

        • geno mir says:

          Because they realize they can’t do shit to positively cahnge their existence. Imagine being young and barely making any money and knowing that nothing can be made better and that probably your life will get worse and worse. And all this thing happening in the most vile social vacuum. Also this generation (which I am part of) has been rised in the environment of ‘instant gratification’ and bombarded non-stop with happy ending narratives from all sides. It is astonishing there aren’t even more suicides.

          But honestly, my condolences for your loss. It is soul crushing when the young perish. I hope this kid finds peace and forever home.

          • Kowalainen says:

            The tryhard cult of positivity (brown nosing), bourgeoise Potemkin facades and sanctimonious hypocrisy ties in well with instant gratification schemes.

            What could possibly go wrong when combining this paradigm with the absurd COVID and CC fear mongering?

            Slap in useless and outrageously expensive degrees where narrative spin, delusion and detachment is let loose on a young mind.

            Confusion and depression obviously ensues after the (sub)conscious catches waft from the ooze emitted by the nihilistic BS.

            It “works” as intended concludes the diehard realist. But hey, that’s the only way mom and pop could possibly want it after about half a century of being subject to intense spin and tryhardisms.

            In reality there is no real problem except for the inevitable tragedies of:

            MOAR! Yay!

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Ya that’s how people living in the 3rd world have always felt….

      • Harry McGibbs says:

        “Nearly one million people in England became addicted to alcohol as a result of Covid lockdowns, official data suggests.”

        • I am sure both alcohol and other drugs have become a bigger problem since the beginning of 2020. People who live alone would seem likely to be most affected.

      • MM says:

        A lot of pople buy in the narrative that with vaccination they will get back the old normal.
        If there is ever any breakthrough to realisation that the normal is not coming back because the reason is not an illnes allone, I recon there will be a lot of nervous breakdowns also because cognitive dissonance already is on the brink of insanity.
        Peak oilers have for the most part already coped with the five stages of grief. That is a very difficult task to stay sane especially when you realise that you have lost precious time on netflix or working for a loan worth zero.

        Zeroers zero
        Nullers null

  15. Azure Kingfisher says:

    Human Rights Museum Reopening to Vaccinated Visitors

    “The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors on Tuesday, July 27.

    “As part of the province’s new public health orders, set to take effect this Saturday, museums, movie theatres, bingo halls and VLT lounges can reopen at 50 percent capacity to only fully vaccinated people.

    “Children under 12 who are not immunized may enter with fully immunized members of their household. The CMHR has chosen not to open until July 27 in order to ensure readiness and to schedule shifts for visitor-facing staff.”

    • Fast Eddy says:

      Yes of course… they want the Injected to mix…. that helps the Devil Covid along…

      Kinda like Injecting people with a range of VDs … then inviting them to a massive or.geee….

    • How ironic: “Human rights museum”

      • Cue Joni Mitchell.. “they took all the rights, and put ’em in a rights museum.. and charged the people a dollar and a half just to see ’em”.

        • Tim Groves says:

          And remember, Joni also warned that: “While madmen sit up building bombs / And making laws and bars / They’d like to slam free choice behind us”

          Let’s add Greg Lake’s contribution…”There in plain sight / stands a real human right / Be careful as you eye it / Move along, move along”

      • Azure Kingfisher says:

        Gail, as an unvaccinated human you do not have the right to enter the Human Rights Museum.

  16. Azure Kingfisher says:

    Fun with Twitter:

    “I predict that by the end of August, nearly everyone is going to know someone close to them who got the vaccine, but then contracted symptomatic COVID at an infection level great enough to be spreading the virus, which the vaccine was supposed to prevent.” – Thomas Massie, @RepThomasMassie

    “So let me get this straight. COVID-19 barely mutated for a whole year but once the “vaccines” were rolled out, suddenly a whole Greek alphabet of new variants appeared… BUT the unvaccinated people are to blame.”
    – retweeted image by Grace, @reallygraceful

    “So each new variant is resistant to the vaccine but they want restaurants and bars to begin segregating people based on whether or not they have received the vaccine for the virus that has a 99% survival rate. Somebody make it make sense.” – Candace Owens, @RealCandaceO

    “I’ve read the Constitution a number of times, but I keep missing the part where it says that neither the Bill of Rights nor subsequent amendments apply if you don’t take a vaccine for a virus with a 99.95%+ survival rate.” – Jenin Younes (Leftylockdownskeptic), @Leftylockdowns1

    “The vaccinated went from being heroes to super spreaders overnight.” – CraterCookie, @cratercookie

    “You’ve been conditioned to accept that it’s normal to discriminate against one portion of the population without having any lived experience indicating it’s necessary.
    Your thoughts and actions aren’t dictated by you, but by propagandists who mean you and humanity harm.” – Daniel Alexander, @Alec_Zeck

    “10 out of 10 scientists agree with whoever funded them.” – Jarome Bell, @JaromeBellVA

    • Ed says:


    • I especially like:

      “10 out of 10 scientists agree with whoever funded them.” – Jarome Bell, @JaromeBellVA

      • Kowalainen says:

        10? I thought it was 10k “scientists”.
        Isn’t that a classic Bernays “tactic” used in the CC bs?

        It’s perfect as a master suppression technique.
        10k scientists “obviously” know better than you.
        “Other names for the fallacy include common belief fallacy or appeal to (common) belief, appeal to the majority, appeal to the masses, appeal to popularity, argument from consensus, authority of the many, bandwagon fallacy, consensus gentium (Latin for “agreement of the people”), democratic fallacy, mob appeal, and truth by association.”

  17. Fast Eddy says:

    4.3. Face masks

    Summary of evidence

    Ten relevant RCTs were identified for this review and meta-analysis to quantify the efficacy of
    community-based use of face masks, including more than 6000 participants in total (42-47, 50, 68-
    70). Most trials combined face masks with improved hand hygiene, and examined the use of face
    masks in infected individuals (source control) and in susceptible individuals. In the pooled analysis,
    although the point estimates suggested a relative risk reduction in laboratory-confirmed influenza
    of 22% (RR: 0.78, 95% CI: 0.51–1.20, I2=30%, P=0.25) in the face mask group, and a reduction of
    8% in the face mask group regardless of whether or not hand hygiene was also enhanced (RR:
    0.92, 95% CI=0.75–1.12, I2=30%, P=0.40), the evidence was insufficient to exclude chance as an
    explanation for the reduced risk of transmission. Some studies reported that low compliance in
    face mask use could reduce their effectiveness.

    A study suggested that surgical and N95 (respirator) masks were effective in preventing the spread of influenza (71).


    Ten RCTs were included in the meta-analysis, and there was no evidence that face
    masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

  18. Fast Eddy says:

    Vaccines are our way out of this pandemic. They’re how we can live our lives together, safely.

    San Francisco will be requiring proof of vaccination for patrons and employees in a number of indoor settings, including bars, restaurants, gyms, and large events.

    Except in Israel … of course

    • Azure Kingfisher says:

      San Francisco will be giving up the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative by doing this. I’m very curious to see how cold and flu season goes, here in California, as well as whether ADE will manifest itself. There is great potential for mental gymnastics as these fools attempt to make sense of illness outbreaks in spite of this wonderful “vaccine” requirement for indoor establishments.

      All those patrons in the bar were vaccinated
      All those employees in the bar were vaccinated
      Nearly every person in the bar became ill

      Was the cause of illness SARS-CoV-2?
      Was the cause of illness side effects from the “vaccines?”
      Was the cause of illness seasonal influenza?
      Was the cause of illness ADE, made possible by the “vaccines?”

      Can we find an “unvaccinated” person to blame?

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        excellent points.

        please, all you confident vaccinees, please congregate in large numbers in high density, and above all: indoors!

        come on, SF, do your part to destroy the narrative that these vaccines do any good at all.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          4. Conclusions, future perspectives and rationale for an alternative immune intervention

          By enhancing viral infectiousness, both MASSIVE crowding and MASSIVE vaccination will only contribute to promoting dominant circulation of more infectious viral variants and hence, compromise the natural immune defense system in a relatively higher fraction of the young and healthy population (i.e., as compared to the fraction affected by previous natural pandemics).

          This will sooner or later lead to full viral resistance to virus-neutralizing Abs and a dramatic increase in morbidity and mortality rates.

          There is no way the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic could be controlled by the current, imperfect C-19 vaccines.

          Using imperfect vaccines to control a pandemic (of a highly mutable virus causing acute, self-limiting viral infection) will only increase the toll Nature will take on human health and lives in return for regranting a license to rebuild HI.

      • Good questions!

  19. Fast Eddy says:

    12 out of 120,000… hahahaha

  20. Tim Groves says:

    This is a link to an interview published in the Italian newspaper la Repubblica with Sarah Gilbert, who designed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

    Gilbert is pro-vax, obviously, and gives excellent reasons for being so. She also sounds very reasonable, sensible, and with a dash of compassion, just as you’d hope a drug or vaccine developer to be. The interview was a friendly one with only softball questions, allowing her to bring her gentler side to the fore. However, at least it shows she has one.

    She was asked about the issue of “vary rare” blood clots, and her answer was a reassuring if rambling one about risks and benefits and taking into account the risks from Covid-19, which changes over time, and so on, and so forth. Somewhere in that voluminous response was this pair of sentences: “We rely on reporting rates of thrombocytopenia from the different countries to feed into this decision-making. And the situation is gradually developing, and the rates don’t seem to be the same in every country.” The nub of the matter—the crux even—is that reporting rates may not be grasping the real significance of the clotting issue. If 62% of Dr. Hoffe’s vaxees have exhibited clotting, mostly in the form of micro-clots that will not be detected unless they are specifically looked for, and if most doctors and most countries are not detecting or reporting them, then they are likely to be seriously if not drastically underreported.

    That is what jumped out when I read this interview. But it was a good read and has convinced me that she is not a monsterrrr. But it didn’t convince me that getting jabbed was a good idea.

    To whet your appetite Here’s the intro section:

    She is the mother of a “controversial” vaccine in Europe but acclaimed in the United Kingdom, so much that even from the stands of Wimbledon, the crowd recently gave her a standing ovation. Professor and vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert, 59, is the head of the research and creation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Jenner Institute of the prestigious university, dedicated to Edward Jenner, the English scientist, father of world immunisation.

    Now Gilbert, together with the other Oxford scientist Catherine Green, has published a book in England, Vaxxers (ed. Hodder & Stoughton), in which she recounts her extraordinary year and how this vaccine was born, which has already saved tens of thousands of lives but has since been the subject of a wave of skepticism on the Continent, generating a political storm between the European Union and AstraZeneca, the anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant that produced and distributed it. For the first time, Gilbert talks to a foreign newspaper and does so with Repubblica and the media of the Lena alliance.

    • Mike Roberts says:

      If 62% of Dr. Hoffe’s vaxees have exhibited clotting, mostly in the form of micro-clots that will not be detected unless they are specifically looked for

      This is an example of reading one statistic and then making an assumption from that (in this case, that vaccination causes micro-clots in 62% of all vaccinated people). Dr Hoffe’s wasn’t a scientific trial. All it showed was the proportion of those patients of his who were vaccinated and were tested by him, that exhibited micro-clots. It doesn’t tell us that those patients didn’t have micro-clots before they were vaccinated, or whether the reasons they came to see him after vaccinated might be related to the micro-clots, or even whether a similar proportion of unvaccinated patients had micro-clots. It’s no more than an interesting statistic that might indicate more research is needed.

      We certainly can’t deduce that the clotting is “likely to be seriously if not drastically underreported”.

      • Minority of One says:

        ‘ We certainly can’t deduce that the clotting is “likely to be seriously if not drastically underreported”. ‘

        Yes we can

      • Tim Groves says:

        This is an example of reading one statistic and then making an assumption from that

        No, Mike, this is an example of reading a statement beginning with the word “If” and with another “if” in the third clause, and not comprehending either their presence or their significance.

        The “ifs” together with the “then” in the final clause turn what Mike assumes to be an assumption into a conditional statement. Let’s look at it again.

        If 62% of Dr. Hoffe’s vaxees have exhibited clotting, mostly in the form of micro-clots that will not be detected unless they are specifically looked for, and If most doctors and most countries are not detecting or reporting them, then they are likely to be seriously if not drastically underreported.

        Are there any elementary school English teachers in the audience who’d like to take a crack at explaining to Mike how this doesn’t constitute an assumption? How the “ifs” and the “then” are vital components in the chain syntactic logic that represents meaning? That it isn’t permitted to ignore these things in order to make a sentence read the way you would like it to read?

        Norm, perhaps you could take the lad in hand? You had a good old-fashioned 3Rs education complete with corporal punishment.

        • All is Dust says:

          Agreed Tim, one thing that has bothered me in my correspondence with the MHRA is when they use the phrase, “benefits continue to outweigh the risks.”

          No one with a conscience and a basic understanding of risk can make that statement and expect to be taken seriously.

          We cannot yet even qualify what all the risks are, yet alone quantify them. i.e. what are they and how often do they occur?

          The micro-clotting is one such example. This is not medicine, it is madness. And yet the majority are OK with this.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            Risks: x at least 10….

            For health / young people … the risk of dying of Covid is nearly 0.

            I’d take covid over this Injection …. except that even if I had it they’ll still try to force the Injection me. And the Boosters.

            • Kowalainen says:

              Which is what makes it weird; why fix that which isn’t broken?

              Perhaps it is to break that which is fixed (CEP)?

              Maybe it is just vaxx peddling commission monies (MOAR)?

              Incompetence (Idiots gonna idiot)?


              All of the above to a varying degree?
              Obviously Yay!.


        • Mike Roberts says:

          OK, Tim. I’m glad you highlighted that you were writing only hypothetically but I’m pretty sure many readers would have ignored the ifs. Sorry about that.

          • Tim Groves says:

            Thanks for accepting that rebuke with good grace Mike. You’re a gentleman, and I say that as a compliment.

      • Microclotting is a side effect that doctors will not be looking for. As a result, it will almost certainly be drastically under-reported. If large clots are being reported, it follows that smaller clots would also be expected.

        You need to use some logic, Mike.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          Keep in mind … logic is the enemy of those who have been Injected…. it’s understandable that one would want to defend their decision and reject any evidence that they have F789ed themselves….

          As one Injectee I know who has myocarditis told me … you dismiss the severe side-effects thinking … it’s normal… and it will go away…. he didn’t tell me about this (nor did he see a doctor) until 3 months after the second injection and the problem started.

          He mentioned he knows other Injectees who dismissed their problems as well… and only discussed them after he told them about his problem.

          He has not reported this to VAERS or any other vaccine injury sites… the real numbers of injuries and deaths from the Injections are no doubt massive.

          An epidemic of silence… and denial

          • Azure Kingfisher says:

            It is the worst kind of betrayal for these people. They trusted their mainstream sources, the ones they thought were infallible. They chose not to practice discernment and instead relied on false yet common knowledge.
            To acknowledge that they’ve been manipulated is to open the door to shame, depression, and self-hate. How difficult it must be for them to then attempt to communicate their predicament to others; these casualties of the ongoing war against the human population.

        • Mike Roberts says:

          Well, Gail. What you’ve claimed is not logic, it is assumption.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      so she published a book about how the “vaccine was born” and now it turns out that the mRNA vaccines are total failures.

      She probably knows this already, though her public stance will be denial, while privately it will be cognitive dissonance.

      there will be no sequel.

    • Lastcall says:

      ‘dedicated to Edward Jenner, the English scientist, father of world immunisation’

      World immunisation? Give me a break. I am fully immune to diseases because I went through the triffling events as a child.
      Any new outbreak of measles here in NZ requires the ‘immune immunised’ to get a booster shot.
      The recent events around RSV demonstarte how the naturally acquired immunity of childhood exposure is the only true form of immunity.

      Follow the money and the god complex. Edward Jenner did more harm than good. Short-term wonder, long term blunder.

      • Lastcall says:

        Sigh trifling…, not truffles

      • Tim Groves says:

        From recent reading, and listening to Susan Humphries, Jenner’s reputation has suffered irreparable harm in my estimate. I will never forget the suffering of the poor boy that Jenner literally inoculated to death in order to build his reputation. If ever a statue of a dead white male deserved to toppled, it’s Edward Jenner’s.

      • JMS says:

        Biology for Dunces.
        Chapter I: Jenner, the man who made the human immune system obsolete

    • geno mir says:

      The english stole big dump of data from Gamaleya in a cyber attck during the last ebola outbreak couple of years ago (russians use the same technology for ebola vaccine as for their Sputnik V) which was flushed through Oxford and than provided to the private sector – namely AS. So this extraordinary professor can shove her book in her arse, she is just an useful frontface which provides additional boost to Albion’s fantom pains of empire. Also this is the reason why AZ ‘partnerd’ with Gamaleya for cross vaccination – there are no cross vaccinations but Gamaleya is being payed handsomely.

    • Student says:

      For those who don’t know ‘Repubblica’ is one of the main Italian heaquarters for MSM.

  21. Fast Eddy says:

    Fauci Confirms “Likely, Inevitable” Everyone Will Need COVID Vaccine Booster Shot

    Within the space of a few days, the narrative has shifted from “if” booster shots are even necessary, to “only for immunocompromised”, to “only for those who got vaccinations early on, due to fading efficacy”, and now today, His Omniscience Anthony Fauci told ‘CBS This Morning’ that while it is imminent that immune compromised people will get Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, it is likely that at some point in the future everyone will need one.

    “It’s likely that that will happen at some time in the future,” Fauci said, when asked if everyone will need a booster shot at some point.

    That’s “science” folks!

    Here in NZ we are double stoooopid — people are getting the first two shots even though they surely must be aware that the boosters are being rolled elsewhere…

    But they are unable to work out that the booster is required because the first shots must have failed…

    I am all for feeding CovIDIOTS to lions… or replacing lab rats with them and experimenting….

  22. Mirror on the wall says:

    Taliban has taken 12 cities now, it seems. Kabul could fall within a month, and Westerners are evacuating. USA spent 20 years and 1 trillion there. LOL

    Is that the end of the ‘War on Terror’? Taliban is back in control of Afghanistan and AQ/ IS has spread massively in that period, largely thanks to the destabilising efforts of USA.

    It seems that Taliban are likely to allow CCP to expand its belt and road, to build infrastructure – and to mine, I guess. Afg is rich in rare earth minerals.

    > Taliban claim capture of Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city

    The Taliban have claimed the capture of Afghanistan’s second largest city, Kandahar, in what would be a major win for the militants. The city was once the Taliban’s stronghold, and is strategically important as a leading trade hub. Several cities fell on Thursday in the most dramatic string of victories yet.

    The United States said it is sending nearly 3,000 troops back into Afghanistan to help evacuate staff from the American embassy. The US said it was sending troops to the airport in Kabul to help evacuate a “significant” number of embassy staff on special flights. The UK said it was also deploying about 600 troops on a short-term basis to provide support to British nationals leaving the country. The number of staff working at the British embassy in Kabul has a been reduced to a core team. .

    The insurgents have moved quickly, seizing new territories as US and other foreign troops withdraw after 20 years of military operations. Within hours of each other on Thursday some of Afghanistan’s most important cities were captured – Herat, Ghazni and Qala-I-Naw came under Taliban control. A Taliban spokesman also announced that “Kandahar is completely conquered”, but this has not been confirmed.

    Sources have told the BBC that the southern city of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, has also been taken by the militants, although this has also not been confirmed. The Taliban now control most of northern Afghanistan and about a third of the country’s regional capitals. There are increasing concerns that the militants will continue their lightening speed offensive toward the capital, Kabul, where tens of thousands of civilians have fled violent street fighting.

    “The speed of the Taliban’s advance has shocked even seasoned military analysts,” the BBC’s South Asia Editor, Anbarasan Ethirajan said.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      there are US elites somewhere who think much of that $1 trillion was “profits”.

      funny, I’m no expert, and the speed of the advance didn’t shock me.

      rapacious primates of some sort.

      • Tim Groves says:

        Afghanis are a remarkably practical people who know which way the wind is blowing. Millions of them are now changing sides so quickly that situation is being transformed like in a game of Othello.

        • Fast Eddy says:

          The Chinese can then deal with CIA armed Taliban on their western border 🙂

          No doubt that’s the deal that was cut….

          • Ed says:

            but who gets the opium business?

            • Fast Eddy says:

              I will assume the part of the deal (knowing the CIA)…. is that the Tally fellas ship that opium directly into China addicting all the Zombies … the CCP will respond as the Chinese did when the Brits did similar… and we’ll have ourselves a 3rd Opium War… with the Tally boys acting as the US proxy…

              There is an element of genius involved….

            • Kowalainen says:

              You’re such an optimist.

              Of course the US and China will compete (arms deals with the “Taliban”) for sourcing enough of the produce so that they can go rouge on Pakistan’s rear end, and with some “luck”, being India into the foray. Nukes blazing and all those shiny gizmos flying through the air.

              It will be an awesome, merciful, grande finale. I can’t wait.


    • Mirror on the wall says:

      ‘So long and thanks for all the Humvees.’

      > Taliban take Kandahar

      KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban captured two major Afghan cities, the country’s second- and third-largest after Kabul, and a strategic provincial capital on Thursday, further squeezing the embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan.

      The seizure of Kandahar and Herat marks the biggest prizes yet for the Taliban, who have taken 12 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals as part of a weeklong blitz.

      The capture of the city of Ghazni, meanwhile, cuts off a crucial highway linking the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the country’s southern provinces, all part of an insurgent push some 20 years after U.S. and NATO troops invaded and ousted the Taliban government.

      While Kabul itself isn’t directly under threat yet, the losses and the battles elsewhere further tighten the grip of a resurgent Taliban, who are estimated to now hold over two-thirds of the country and continue to press their offensive.

      …. Taliban fighters ride on American-made Humvees and pickup trucks with M-16s slung across their shoulders

      • Fast Eddy says:

        Confirms that this is the deal… US handing over all their war gear to the Tally’s … who then smack the CCP in the face (like they did to the Russians)

        • Mirror on the wall says:

          That seems the less likely scenario. On the face of it, the USA has simply failed to build a sustainable proxy state in Afghanistan, just as it failed to overthrow Assad in Syria and to co-opt that. The opposition has eventually ended up with all the USA military gear, the same as in Iraq and Syria. Russia eventually stepped in to support its ally in Syria.

          Taliban is not an international jihadi organisation, it is Afghan nationalist and it has made agreements with CCP not to harbour any forces hostile to CCP. The likeliest scenario seems to be that Taliban will cooperate with CCP to expand the belt and road initiative into Afghanistan and that it will network with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran.

          USA is buddy with India in the region, and it seems pretty clear now that Afghanistan will not be joining any pro-USA grouping. USA has simply failed in Afghanistan, and Taliban, China, Russia and others will benefit from a new status quo. It is perhaps another episode in the shifting of geopolitical force away from USA and NATO, along with the failed ‘Arab Spring’, and the rise of CCP.

          > China Preparing to Recognize Taliban if Kabul Falls: Sources

          The move comes at the expense of the U.S., which has held up the Taliban’s international legitimacy as its remaining source of leverage while the militant group storms across Afghanistan.

          China is prepared to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan if it succeeds in toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, U.S. News has learned, a prospect that undercuts the Biden administration’s remaining source of leverage over the insurgent network as it continues its startling campaign to regain control.

          Beijing has publicly pressured the Taliban to continue working toward a peace agreement with President Ashraf Ghani’s government – an outcome China appears to genuinely prefer and one the U.S. has pressed with growing urgency. However, new Chinese military and intelligence assessments of the realities on the ground in Afghanistan have prompted leaders in the Chinese Communist Party to prepare to formalize their relationship with the insurgent network, according to multiple U.S. and foreign intelligence sources familiar with the Chinese assessments.

          At stake for Beijing are agreements it has already secured from the Taliban not to harbor inside Afghanistan any Islamic extremists with designs to wage insurgencies in parts of western China, notably the restive Xinjiang province – a promise that far exceeds anything the U.S. has been able to extract with regard to the persistent threats of al-Qaida operatives partnered with the Taliban.

          Any sort of stability in Afghanistan would also allow China to reap the benefits of prior economic investments in the region, including mineral rights in Afghanistan. Buried in the latest report from the U.S. inspector general overseeing reconstruction in Afghanistan was a little-noticed observation that China has dramatically increased its economic interests in Afghanistan recently, encouraging the completion of a road in the Wakhan Corridor – the sliver of land connecting the two countries. It cited an Afghan Public Works Ministry spokesperson who said, “China has expressed a huge interest for investment in Afghanistan, particularly in the mining sector, and this road will be good for that, too.” The Taliban recently seized wide swaths of that territory as part of an apparent campaign to control Afghanistan’s northern border crossings.

          China also seeks stability in Afghanistan for the sake of regional infrastructure projects it’s already pursuing in neighboring Pakistan as a part of similar investments globally known as the Belt and Road Initiative.

          Indeed, Pakistan appears at the center of the growing relationship between China and the Taliban, with Beijing relying on it for interpreting the cultural and linguistic divide. Pakistan in turn has come under increased Chinese influence through the growing number of economic investments Beijing has funded there, notably the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC that flows through regions in the north where Taliban networks have sought refuge – apparently with at least some complicity from Pakistan’s influential military.

          • Interesting! This seems to make sense.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            The US could stay in Afghanistan as long as they have the reserve currency … in case you have not noticed…. they are piling on trillions upon trillions of debt…. and have been doing so for decades….(who isn’t…)

            The Elders have no serious challenger. They rule the world. And they will rule it … to extinction.

            The only other reason they are departing is because there is no point in staying when Devil Covid is imminent… send the boys home… conserve oil:

            Afghanistan’s Oil Binge: 22 Gallons of Fuel Per Soldier Per Day

            Wanna know why the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are so expensive? Here’s one big reason: The U.S. military consumes 22 gallons of fuel per soldier, per day. And each gallon costs $45 or more to haul to the battlefield.

            That’s according to a new Deloitte study, flagged by our friend Paul McLeary at Aviation Week.

            Actually, $45 per gallon is a lowball estimate; according to the Navy, it’s more like $300 to $400. (Talk about sticker shock.) But the costs of guzzling that much gas won’t be measured just in dollars, the study warns. Fuel has to be driven in to Afghanistan’s isolated bases. Which opens up U.S. convoy to improvised bomb attacks. Which invariably leads to troops dying. “Absent game-changing shifts, the current Afghan conflict may result in a 124% (17.5% annually) increase in U.S. casualties through 2014,” according to Deliotte.


    • MM says:

      50 years of taliban resistance is proof that we must eliminate cash in the USA completely to get rid of terrorism.

  23. Fast Eddy says:

    Unfortunately everyone is now dead from covid in this town

    Officials in Halmstad municipality, Sweden, recently forced a teacher to remove their mask and prohibited the use of masks and all forms of PPE in schools. The municipality said there was no scientific evidence for wearing masks, citing the Swedish public health agency.

    • Minority of One says:

      This article comes across as anti-Swedish CV19 policy hit-job, by two academics that look like they might not be experts in the topic they are writing about:

      Tine Walravens
      Assistant Professor, Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen Business School

      Paul O’Shea
      Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University

    • It would be interesting to find out what happens in a year.

      • DJ says:

        The article is already 6 months old.

        Can’t remember when I last saw someone with mask.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        They will likely be all dead … because Sweden is Injecting … just like every other country … and they are sowing the seeds of Devil Covid….

        • Kowalainen says:

          I’m all smiles when they get rid of the Stockholm syndrome and institutionalized sociopathy of Sweden.


  24. Fast Eddy says:

    “The scene in Franklin was only the latest display of resistance against covid-19 precautions coming from the streets of small cities and the desks of politicians alike,” wrote The Washington Post of the below chaotic scene showing a Franklin, Tennessee school board meeting erupting in chaos over a new mask mandate for local elementary schools.

    “We know who you are! We will find you and we know who you are…” angry parents told a health expert who had been called in to testify in support of masking up children to start the school year. “You can leave freely, but we will find you.”

  25. Fast Eddy says:

    4. Conclusions, future perspectives and rationale for an alternative immune intervention

    By enhancing viral infectiousness, both MASSIVE crowding and MASSIVE vaccination will only contribute to promoting dominant circulation of more infectious viral variants and hence, compromise the natural immune defense system in a relatively higher fraction of the young and healthy population (i.e., as compared to the fraction affected by previous natural pandemics). This will sooner or later lead to full viral resistance to virus-neutralizing Abs and a dramatic increase in morbidity and mortality rates.

    There is no way the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic could be controlled by the current, imperfect C-19 vaccines. Using imperfect vaccines to control a pandemic (of a highly mutable virus causing acute, self-limiting viral infection) will only increase the toll Nature will take on human health and lives in return for regranting a license to rebuild HI.

  26. Fast Eddy says:

    C-19 Pandemia: Quo vadis, homo sapiens?

    1. Summary:

    The WHO’s mass vaccination program has been installed in response to a public health emergency of international concern. As of the early days of the mass vaccination campaigns, at least a few experts have been warning against the catastrophic impact such a program could have on global and individual health.

    Mass vaccination in the middle of a pandemic is prone to promoting selection and adaptation of immune escape variants that are featured by increasing infectiousness and resistance to spike protein (S)-directed antibodies (Abs), thereby diminishing protection in vaccinees and threatening the unvaccinated. This already explains why the WHO’s mass vaccination program is not only unable to generate herd immunity (HI) but even leads to substantial erosion of the population’s immune protective capacity.

    As the ongoing universal mass vaccination program will soon promote dominant propagation of highly infectious, neutralization escape mutants (i.e., so-called ‘S Ab-resistant variants’), naturally acquired, or vaccinal neutralizing Abs, will, indeed, no longer offer any protection to immunized individuals whereas high infectious pressure will continue to suppress the innate immune defense system of the nonvaccinated.

    This is to say that every further increase in vaccine coverage rates will further contribute to forcing the virus into resistance to neutralizing, S-specific Abs. Increased viral infectivity, combined with evasion from antiviral immunity, will inevitably result in an additional toll taken on human health and human lives. Immediate action needs, therefore, to be taken in order to dramatically reduce viral infectivity rates and to prevent selected immune escape variants from rapidly spreading through the entire population, whether vaccinated or not.

    This first critical step can only be achieved by calling an immediate halt to the mass vaccination program and replacing it by widespread use of antiviral chemoprophylactics while dedicating massive public health resources to scaling early multidrug treatments of Covid-19 disease.

    • This is an extract from an essay by Geert Vanden Bossche, talking about how the narrative has evolved. The title is, “C-19 Pandemia: Quo vadis, homo sapiens?”

      Originally, the link didn’t work. I fixed it so it works now.

  27. Artleads says:

    There’s a class of self satisfied, smirking people who post these things on social media, and I’d rather have lung problems and wear a mask than have them take this easy lob in my direction.

    • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

      perhaps self-satisfied, and yet cllueless to their posting of such an innnane strawman.

      • Artleads says:

        By now, possible future scenarios are more than confusing. Some here believe the energy required to vaccinate everybody won’t be around long enough to do that. But a very powerful majority of people are pushing in that direction, however much pain and suffering it causes.

        • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

          unfortunately, there is enough remaining FF energy to vaccinate everybody.

          too bad the mRNA vaccines have been shown already to be total failures.

          yes, it seems that all additional vaccination will only increase health problems.

          millions will die.

          rapacious primates of some sort.

          • Mike Roberts says:

            too bad the mRNA vaccines have been shown already to be total failures

            Actually, that’s not the reality of the situation but I’m sure most people here will simply believe what they want to believe and cover their ears to anything else.

            • Tim Groves says:

              Once more, dear reader, I put on my hazmat suit and enter the fake world where SARS-Cov2 exists, the Delta Variant exists, the test is meaningful, the case numbers are real, and the vaccine makes sense. These are all lies, as I’ve been proving for the past year, but even within the fake world of those lies, the experts can’t keep their stories straight; they contradict themselves, they expose their own fabrications, and they try to cover up those exposures with new pathetic fabrications. Here we go:

              RT, July 30: “The CDC has released a study backing up its decision to recommend indoor masking for both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans. The study examined one outbreak and found three-quarters of people testing positive were vaccinated.”

              “The CDC released that evidence on Friday. In a study of 469 cases of Covid-19 that broke out in the resort town of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, earlier this month, 74% occurred in ‘fully vaccinated persons.’ Four out of five patients hospitalized were fully vaccinated, and on average the inoculated had completed their two rounds of doses only 86 days before infection.”


              “Lab testing revealed that 90% of all the Cape Cod infections involved the Delta variant of the coronavirus.”

              Oops again. So fully vaccinated people are infected with the Delta Variant.

              “The study appears to negate the argument by top health officials that unvaccinated Americans are responsible for the fourfold rise in Covid-19 cases in the US since June. ‘This is an issue predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we’re out there, practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated,’ White House coronavirus adviser [and psychopathic liar] Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Sunday, adding that the US is currently moving ‘in the wrong direction’ with regard to stamping out Covid-19.”

              Yet another oops.

              “The [CDC] report lends weight to the argument that the current crop of vaccines aren’t as effective against the Delta variant, although the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) both insist that vaccination is effective against ‘severe disease and death’ from the virus, to quote WHO technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove in a briefing earlier on Friday.”

              More nonsense. As I’ve been reporting for months, the 3 clinical trials of the major COVID vaccines were DESIGNED to only prove the vaccine could protect against mild disease; e.g., a cough, or chills and fever. Not severe disease.


            • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

              good stuff, thanks TG.

              yes, too bad the mRNA vaccines have been shown already to be total failures.

              I’ll uncover my ears now.

            • Mike Roberts says:

              but you believe the world was created in 6 days … I think the vast majority of OFWers (even normdunc?) would think that such a belief… qualifies one for the looney tune house

              Fast Eddy, you are spouting nonsense about other people again, ascribing to them beliefs that you have no idea whether they hold. Please stop it.

              Just to be clear, I have never posted comments that would make you believe that I have any religious beliefs whatsoever.

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Perhaps I dreamed that you linked us off to the Seventh Day Adventist site?

            • I personally have no problems with Seventh Day Adventist sites. It would be worse to link to a New York Times site.

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Similar…. in different ways….

            • Mike Roberts says:

              Perhaps I dreamed that you linked us off to the Seventh Day Adventist site?

              No but I linked to a story there which went through the doctor’s points and gave reasonable counters. There is nothing in my comments which could be taken as the beliefs that you continually claimed I have. No reasonable person could think I would believe those things based on my comments but you continually try to goad people into sinking to your level as well as trying to belittle others. You are, instead, belittling yourself by reducing Gail’s blog site to a whiteboard for your every contrived thought.

            • I agree with Mike. Lay off, Fast Eddy!

            • been trying to drop hints eddy

              people just walk away and leave you on your barstool

              everybody says stupid things, most of us try not to make a habit of it

            • Fast Eddy says:

              Ok – I won’t mention the Seventh Day Adventist ‘world made in 6 days’ anymore (but keep in mind … it’s impossible to un-see… just like it’s impossible to un-Inject)

            • Ed says:

              you offer no facts or figures

    • postkey says:

      “For children and adolescents, masks are an absolute no-no. Children and adolescents have an extremely active and adaptive immune system and they need a constant interaction with the microbiome of the Earth. Their brain is also incredibly active, as it is has so much to learn. The child’s brain, or the youth’s brain, is thirsting for oxygen. The more metabolically active the organ is, the more oxygen it requires. In children and adolescents every organ is metabolically active.” ?
      German Neurologist Warns Against Wearing Facemasks: ‘Oxygen Deprivation Causes Permanent Neurological Damage’ — Health & Wellness —

      • MM says:

        This guy must be a f*ing Fas*st to say that mask wearing to inhale funghi, spores bacteria, micro plasitc wear off and your exhaust breath in not beneficial for your helath!
        The man has been on german corona investigative comittee and was proud that his paper was admitted to a medical journal for youth health.
        the paper has been retracted. What a relief. Problem gone!

  28. Marco Bruciati says:

    After 12 years we can tell Twilight in desert was not correct? Saudi still pump , 12 milioni barrel por day

    • Sam says:

      I’m not sure? I don’t know how the peripheral countries can still pump…ie Iraq, Iran, etc….they must be running on debt but I don’t know how long they can run on debt. Maybe it is like you and me if we need to eat we are going to do whatever we can even if it means canabalizing everything to get there and then eventually giving up. Maybe the United States just prints money and gives it to failing oil producing countries thereby continuing there strangle hold on everything. Who knows!

      I am still playing the game and pretending there is going to be a future 15 years from now…every once in a while I have a debate with someone and ask them how do you have exponential growth in a finite system? They just shut down and go into denial and blame it on me for bringing up the obvious….call me a doomer etc…its like playing chess and then they throw a fit every time they are checkmated.

      • davidinamonthorayearoradecade says:

        you could pretend that everything will collapse in 15 days, but what good would that do you if you are correct?

        we are all doomers here, but in my opinion the evidence is weighted mostly towards slow doom, like in the 2030s.

        no need to be in denial that doom will never come, and we can’t bargain with reality that doom will be delayed, but evidence is evidence.

        the evidence certainly can have many interpretations, but I’m not the only doomer here who thinks the evidence suggests we have at least 5 to 10 more years.

        in the long run, we’re all doomed, but until then, it isn’t doom (baby!).

    • Minority of One says:

      I am not sure either. The thing about Saudi oil fields is that by any standard they are / were huge. That big, they can keep pumping the oil for decades, as they have, but it is never the less ‘running out’. By keeping oil production up at high levels, it may look like they have plenty left, when in fact they don’t.

      Matt Simmons’ research and presentations were usually excellent. So I suspect he was not far off the mark.

    • This is a chart I made of Saudi Arabia’s oil production, based on BP’s recently published 2021 Statistical Review of World Energy.×621.png

      You will notice that natural gas liquids are becoming a larger and larger part of the total. Saudi Arabia’s peak year for crude oil production was way back in 2016. I think that they are really already past peak. Peak is caused by inadequate prices. Their production is close to falling much more steeply because the country cannot withstand the chronic low prices. Saudi Arabia needs higher prices to collect enough taxes to support its large population.

      “Peak oil” charts with their symmetric curves are wrong. The problem is very much more Ugo Bardi’s “Seneca Cliff,” occurring because the system cannot hold together at low oil prices.

  29. tamcneil2 says:

    Brilliant, comprehensive and insightful analysis -beyond words. What is clear is that now to circle the wagons on these powerful psychopathic criminals and merchants of death

    Meaning BIG Pharma and corrupted medical professionals are much more criminal in nature than ever before.. Over the past 20 years, they have collectively and knowingly caused or are complicit in the overdose deaths of over 420,00o people. with just oxycontin and other opioids in the US alone. Johnson and Johnson have further killed many more people and faces thousands of lawsuits in the US against the numerous deadly products that this corporate villain manufactures and markets with impunity to innocent people around the world.

    Also, it is salient to note that none of the four so-called COVID 19 vaccines have ever received ‘FINAL FDA APPROVALS?’ We are all consequently participating in one huge Phase Three Clinical Study involving billions of human guinea pigs and where deplorable spins are being placed on the medical data populations that have become tools serving the agenda of these hooligan corporate interests.

    What is thus clearly and truly needed: tough independent and objective regulatory oversight of the whole pharma/medical system that is genuine, transparent, and honest. Period – end of story

    While at the same time, it is common knowledge that there is also no such thing as Random Clinical Trials (RCT) – because BIG Pharma determines the population it needs for a clinical trial to get the bogus results they want. That is not random. They are hence statistically staged trials with heterogeneous populations that are created so that BIG Pharma and its executives can get even richer. through their continuous orchestrations of drug or vaccine-based genocides.

    Two of their vaccines are now in serious trouble and under international governmental scrutiny because they are causing blood clots and other adverse health reactions – Astra Zenica and Johnson and Johnson. Plus, Johnson and Johnson et al; last week settled a $26 billion dollar lawsuit in the US because of their criminal and aggressive marketing of oxycontin/opioids and the resultant thousands of deaths they caused. (a.k.a genocide). Questions and FDA/CDC concerns are also growing with regard to both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as fears and evidence mounts that they are leading to heart problems such as myocarditis.

    In short, these are evil corporations with inhuman senior executives that cannot be trusted one iota. Another important point is that none of their vaccines or drugs are clinically tested for their short or long-term neurological side effects. In the end, you are dealing with outright crooks and villains who are providing a devil’s bargain to the public with the deadly drugs and vaccines they nefariously market and sell with no concern for others.


    Nor can you trust any conventional media because BIG Pharma has them in their back pocket – these days most global and regional newspapers and media outlets are desperate for revenues from BIG Pharma advertising money, as they are under heavy financial distress – most are suffering millions of dollars a month in financial losses. Many are near bankruptcy while dramatically losing their readership and viewers.

    Importantly, we should ask our leaders -why was no one in medicine or government educating and compelling us to optimize our immune systems and ensuring we are not Vitamin D Deficient as recently recommended by over a hundred world-leading Doctors to top global governments? Is it because there is no BIG crony money or HUGE criminal payoffs in these mitigation measures for BIG Pharma and others?

    In closing, let us also remember that you cannot trust or believe our corrupt and rogue governments in these matters. For instance, just recently the Canadian federal government legalized marijuana and provided no product packaging or health warnings provisions about this very dangerous poison. Totally irresponsible.

    They obviously care little for the health of the Canadian people and their children – and are simply greedy for tax revenues or prolonged political power. Down the road, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Canadians will thus either die prematurely or be permanently disabled mentally or physically; as a consequence of their low-life marijuana policy and political agenda

    Who then will stand for these crimes?

    So in the end, we have to look out for ourselves, that’s who we are fighting for – but it doesn’t have to be this way…

    Recommended Videos

    Recommended Readings:

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health

    Further Readings

    The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It

    Medical Industrial Complex (The Underground Knowledge Series, #3)

    Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare

    Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits at Our Expense

    Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider

    • Thanks for your list of references. Even if the link isn’t exactly right, we can perhaps find the things from the names.

      If you are trying to link to an image, you really need to have the image already up on a website. For example, you can start a blog with images. Or you can link to an image you see up elsewhere, if it ends in .png or .jpg. The reader will still need to click on your link to see it (unfortunately).

    • MM says:

      Marijuana is very good for self medication if you want to add it to your list.
      (german only)

      “Cannabis reduces inflammation and reduces time for hospitalisation.”

      …and it’s fun for watching zombie movies.

  30. Ed says:

    Sadly here well outside NYC non-vaxxed can not go to musical events (well any event). Still hoping to make it to Portugal in late September.

    • There have to be many who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Would it work to get on this list? Or move out of the state.

      • Ed says:

        In the long run we will move out of state.

        Have to settle my Dad’s estate first or it is easier to do it before a move.

        Am checking out places to move to.

        If it gets really bad we hope to catch that last flight out to Texas before they get us.

        I did like a small town in north west Georgia that we stopped in some months ago. It was not prosperous and it was hot but it seemed nice and the people seemed nice. Might be worth another visit.

  31. deimetri says:

    By Fauci saying that variants are spreading because of the unvaxxed, a statement that he has to know is patently untrue, he is providing a target for people to displace their anger and violence onto…Rather than blame the elites, the Fed, politicians, declining resources etc, it is okay, according to tptb, to act out your violence on this marginalized group…

    We have seen this story many times before…

    Sorry if this has been posted before:

  32. Malcopian says:

    Are you a COVID coward? Scared to go out because of the Delta variant? Well, you still need to get some exercise while you’re indoors. Here is the perfect solution. It’s totally mechanical, so even our Normal will love it.

  33. Minority of One says:

    The UK seems to be relatively ‘back to normal’, compared to some other countries where it looks like Natzees are in control.

    About 6 weeks ago, Scotland moved to its lowest lockdown level, Level zero, except it wasn’t. Monday this week we moved to a lower level, but there is no level below Level zero, so it is called ‘Beyond Level zero’. And we are still not at the lowest level, so the next will be called ‘Way Beyond Level zero’.

    Anti-social distancing has gone, but not the wearing of face masks. They still have to be worn in all indoor public spaces and public transport. A reminder that this is not over yet. On the contrary.

    • Phil says:

      Wow MoO, “beyond level zero”, that’s hilarious. I thought you were kidding! I can imagine comedians having some fun with that slogan. It also reminded me of the song Less Than Zero by Elvis Costello.

      Hi Gail, just checking in from Massachusetts to say hello and thank you for another article. I had lunch with a group of Chris Martenson fans recently, it was nice talking face-to-face with others that “get it” and who have similar worldviews.

      Take care, Phil

    • Fast Eddy says:

      yes that’s the way to beat people down … beat them… then feed them a bit of hope… then smash the hope… etc it’s from the Totalitarian’s Play Book

  34. Kowalainen says:

    Ok, so the situation is this: We’re surfing a turd of a civilization manned by a bunch of rapacious primates trying to get ahead in various bone headed expressions of unruly and quite violent dimwittery against the biosphere.

    I’m proposing a simple means of getting the MOARons to chill the f**k out and leave the planet alone.
    “It seems that duct tape is the new must-have accessory in every flight attendant’s bag as a means of dealing with the rapid rise in unruly passengers.”

    Yes indeed, duct tape is such a fantastic multi-purpose product. It helps me patch up my trashed motorcycle after testing if the laws of physics still works (they do).

    So I’m thinking; why not skip these ridiculous lockdowns and go for a tapedown instead?

    (Im lucky it wasn’t very popular in my youth)

    I like it. I like it a lot.


  35. Tim Groves says:

    Gail gets an honorable mention alongside Jung from commentator Madame at The Automatic Earth:

    Just got back from the grocery store on my way home from work. I was one of the few people without a mask, just like a month and a half ago when they finally stopped requiring one. Eventually, almost nobody had a mask. Including when I shopped four days ago. (The sign says only no mask if you are fully vaccinated. I suspect I would be surrounded by a mob and pelted with fruit and veggies if they knew my status.)

    For a while, before Ivermectin, I just rolled with it–I did not seem to fall into the category of people with a high probability of dying. Then I got some Ivermectin and that really gave me a sense of an ace up my sleeve.

    Now maybe not as much. Like sumac, I’ve expressed concern about it being rendered ineffective over time. If some of the reports are true, it may have taken quite a leap, especially in how it works on more advanced disease.

    So be it. Could we be getting hit with both Marek’s and ADE? If it were Marek’s, JMG’s nightmare scenario for the vaccinated could get flipped…

    Either way, two things are clear to me right now:

    1. Unleashing these vaccines on the virus was the height of hubris, and has now turned the entire human population into a completely uncontrolled experiment.

    2. Statement number one will not be acknowledged in the mainstream narrative. Not in our lifetimes (however long that might be.) And now with even the doctors who were standing up against the system at a loss, the confusion and darkness grows, providing the perfect cover for what might really have happened/be happening.

    I do believe the whole mess was human folly and human greed and the need to exert control. Yeah, same as it ever was.

    Are we actually just getting into Delta? Or, as Fauci has threatened, is there something new out there? How would we know? At this point–Marek’s, ADE, new variant, just Delta finally hitting U.S., certain pockets of vulnerable people, or all of the above–it is all speculation. There is something strange in the land, softening us up for financial disaster, crop failures, water shortages. Gail Tverberg pointed out a while ago that we simply won’t have the treasure to continue with these massive vaccine campaigns for very long. And Jung pointed out it was our own minds, our own mass psychosis,that was the most dangerous threat.

    I’m still a little reluctant to pull out my Ace and take Ivm prophylactically–cause then where do you go if you get it anyway? Still, I plan to live my life as fearlessly as I can, and not get sucked into the techno-medical madness we’ve unleashed. That way is insane, and no way to live a life. The New Hampshire motto is starting to make a lot of sense. May we all stay grounded.

  36. postkey says:

    ‘It is Dr. Katalin Karikó and her collaborator Dr. Drew Weissman who are more commonly credited with laying the groundwork for mRNA vaccines.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies.” mRNA vaccines are a new sort of vaccine; the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were the first.
    On his personal website, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Dr. Robert Malone has been promoting himself as the inventor of mRNA vaccines. This is misleading. In 1989, Malone published a paper titled “Cationic liposome-mediated RNA transfection.” While this paper is an example of his important contribution to the then-emerging field, it does not make him the inventor of mRNA vaccines.
    According to Stat News, “for decades, scientists have dreamed about the seemingly endless possibilities of custom-made messenger RNA or mRNA.” According to the New York Times, “For her entire career, Dr. Kariko has focused on messenger RNA, or mRNA — the genetic script that carries DNA instructions to each cell’s protein-making machinery. She was convinced mRNA could be used to instruct cells to make their own medicines, including vaccines.”
    While Malone’s research may have been important, scientific breakthroughs don’t always boast a sole “inventor.” Instead, they come about through the work of many.
    UPDATE: Malone reached out to Logically, stating that he did not invent the mRNA vaccines, but instead the “vaccine technology platform.” He also presented us with copies of nine patents – none of which showed that he invented the mRNA vaccines. The judgment for the claim has not changed.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.” ‘ ?

    • Tim Groves says:

      I remember that in the UK, we were taught that John Logie Baird was the inventor of television. In the US, the accolade usually went to Charles Francis Jenkins or Philo Taylor Farnsworth, while Russians insist it all began with a dude named Boris Rosing.

      More recently, we can all chuckle at Al Gore declaring himself the inventor of the internet.

      And in the medical field, we have the case of the discovery of HIV. Was it the American Robert Gallo or the Frenchman Luc Montagnier?

      And what about Crick and Watson being given the Nobel Prize for discovering DNA when what they actually did was to steal Rosalind Franklin’s data?

      Malone might have exaggerated his role in the invention of mRNA vaccines, but his advice regarding COVID-19 could still be a lot more reliable than that of The WHO or your national healthcare authority. Let’s see the factcheckers factcheck them. And then again, who will factcheck the factcheckers themselves?

    • Minority of One says:

      In one of several recent videos I saw him being interviewed, Malone was asked about this and he denied he was the inventor of mRNA vaccines. And said something like (this quote from above):

      “While Malone’s research may have been important, scientific breakthroughs don’t always boast a sole “inventor.” Instead, they come about through the work of many.”

      As for:

      “On his personal website, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Dr. Robert Malone has been promoting himself as the inventor of mRNA vaccines.”

      Would be useful if the article included quotes instead of just hearsay. That would have been easy to do.

    • So what! I agree with Tim Groves. There are always several inventors of complex technology.

    • Kowalainen says:

      Perhaps Malone stepped away because idiots gonna idiot?

  37. Schinzy says:

    Thank you for this post. After reading it I realized that the models I had seen used by epidemiologists all assumed the so called reproduction number of the vaccinated was 0. I wrote down the model without this obviously false assumption. A simple analysis shows that the vaccinated are probably guilty of what the MSM accuses the unvaccinated of: spreading the virus and causing it to replicate. When you are vaccinated you should be told that you have probably saved yourself for an unknown period of time but that you can infect others and should maintain social distance and masks. It is work in progress, I am seeking feedback but what I have so far is posted at

    • Kowalainen says:

      Of course the vaxxed clientele will behave like it’s all over and BAU tonight baby.

      However, objective reality is a harsh mistress.

    • Very interesting!

      Regarding the title, perhaps you might consider, “COVID-19 Suggested Vaccine Guidelines”

      Of course, then it might not be published, because of the topic.

      You might point out, again, in the Conclusions that if the number infected by any one person is, on average, greater than 1.0, (so that the number infected keeps rising), vaccination is a lost cause.

      It is only if the number of cases is already declining that leaky vaccination, under some circumstances, can make the number of cases fall more quickly.

      Also, the situation with children catching the Delta variant of COVID-19 is less clear than with the original virus. They seem to catch the illness as well. Hence, the interest in vaccinating children.

  38. Fast Eddy says:

    Wow – I found dunc


  39. Harry McGibbs says:

    “Demand for [US] air travel flatlines amid delta variant surge.

    “The first signs are emerging that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is dampening demand for air travel: cancelations are rising, while passenger loads and air fare are on the decline.”

  40. Harry McGibbs says:

    “Achieving herd immunity with Covid-19 vaccines when the highly-infectious delta variant is spreading is “not a possibility,” a leading epidemiologist has said, with experts agreeing that such a goal — where overall immunity in a population is reached and the spread of the virus is stopped — is not likely for several reasons.”

    • Harry McGibbs says:

      “Delta variant’s global spread raises question: will Covid-19 become more infectious?

      “…In a survey of 77 epidemiologists carried out by the People’s Vaccine Alliance in March, two-thirds of respondents said they believed the virus would mutate to the extent that first-generation vaccines were rendered ineffective [in reducing serious illness and death] within a year or less.”

      • Harry McGibbs says:

        ^^^Both articles still posit that playing COVID-19 “whack-a-mole” with endless vaccinations is the way forwards.

        • Tim Groves says:

          Whereas simply letting it rip, protecting the most vulnerable, and promptly and effectively treating the symptomatic would be the way to go if our rulers were really trying to combat the disease rather than using it as a crisis they can make a drama out of.

          • Harry McGibbs says:

            I tend to view it as an endgame manifestation of Tainter’s theory of diminishing marginal returns on
            social complexity where our solutions don’t just beget more problems, they actually make the problem they were intended to tackle worse.

            The (ecologically disastrous) Green New Deals and various suggested types of geo-engineering also potentially to fit that mould.

            I can see all sorts of powerful control freaks using the pandemic to push their creepy social agendas, as well as shameless profiteering by the pharmaceutical firms and their allies but I am still not sold on the idea of a cohesive masterplan at supra-governmental level.

            • Minority of One says:

              I remember March or April of last year Amazing Polly had an hour-long or so video on YT that I had a link to. My link has now gone, I suspect because YT removed the video.

              Polly linked many of the PTB, the people at the very top. Heads of WHO and other UN organisations, banks, multi-national organisations, and showed that the same relatively few names kept popping up, not least Gates.

              But what gave me the impression that the whole CV19 event was pre-planned at the highest level was a 3-4 minute section that showed about 20-30 of the world’s heads of states reading out a speech with exactly the same text. Along the lines of lockdowns good, get vaxxed. Exactly the same words. They had all been given their orders and were only too willing to comply, the arch-sheeple. I posted the video on OFW, possibly twice. I am pretty sure that the 3-4 minute section of political leaders all repeating the same text will be available on the net somewhere.

            • On January 29, 2020, I published a post called It is easy to overreact to the Chinese coronavirus.

              Everything seemed very strange to me from the beginning.

          • Fast Eddy says:

            As Sweden has done…

    • The CNBC article starts out well, with Sir Andrew Pollard, head of the Oxford Vaccine Group. But it goes downhill at the end, quoting Danny Altman, also in the field. He says,

      What was important, Altmann said, was that “the more people on the globe effectively vaccinated, the fewer viral copies we’ll have on the planet, thus the less spread and fewer lungs in which for virus to mutate and spread the next wave of variants.”

      This is not right.

      • Fast Eddy says:

        This is what we would normally refer to as… a lie

      • Tim Groves says:

        Arguably, nobody has yet been “effectively vaccinated” against Covid-19. Arguably,

        African witchdoctors and Amerindian medicine men can provide more effective protection against infection than the current batch of jabs do.

        For a modest government grant or a speaker’s fee from an Ivy League university, I would be prepared argue in favor of these contentions with a bone through my nose if need be.

  41. Kowalainen says:

    Sweden seem to be abandoning the mRNA gunk and heading towards protein-based vaxxes. It will be interesting to watch how this turns out.,nv,elem
    “The agreement with Novavax secures access to a so-called protein vaccine, this as a complement to the mRNA vaccines that are currently most common in vaccination against covid-19 in Sweden. Protein vaccines use a different technology than mRNA vaccines and may prove suitable for some individuals.”

    Time will tell.
    And now is the time to chill.

    In the mean time, keep those FFP3’s and PVP-I products stocked up and that HEPA air purifier wafting along. Devil COVID and all that…

    • geno mir says:

      I am the lead M-SERM (medical safety evaluation and risk mitigation)/PVG safety Physician for two of their protocols/trials (one in uk, one in sa) assessimg the safety and Efficacy of their vaccine. I will say only 1 thing, Novavax was established in 1986 (with the sole aim to research and create vaccines) and their C19 vaccine is yet to be their first marketed vaccine.

      • DB says:

        Thank you for that information. Moderna has a somewhat similar history. Founded in 2010, it has never marketed a product prior to its gene therapy jab, nor published a scientific report on its work. It has simply lost money every year while enjoying very close relationships with NIH, Fauci, and the CCP. Hmmm ….

      • Kowalainen says:

        So we’re talking about dabblers with bottomless coffers?

        • geno mir says:

          This is big pharma in a nutshell. Only the arms industry makes mkre money (big pharma dethroned oil from 2nd place). Big pharma is the ever present shadow in med academia, in med journals, in research centers, in university hospitals, in healthcare institutions. Nothing is done if big pharma doesn’t give a go go signal.

          • Kowalainen says:

            At least the MIC delivers trinkets and tech that is of any actual curiosity. The internet and integrated circuits on top of my head.

            As for big pharma, for sure they got some good gear and pharmaceuticals for intensive care, however most of the produce is just a quick and dirty “fix” for bad lifestyle choices that is peddled by big cig, big agri and big food. Compounds that is guinea pig’d on the unwashed masses. Such as the mRNA “vaccines”.

            There isn’t a pill and gizmo that substitutes for the proverbial “chucking down the oats and turning the cranks”.

            There is simply no substitute for pain and bland carbohydrates. It is not very pleasing but feels good, lightness.

  42. Fast Eddy says:

    I was sitting on an examination table at an urgent care clinic in Timonium, giving my history to a physician’s assistant. An hour later, she would call me to confirm that I was positive for COVID-19.

    Given the way that I felt, it was what I expected. But it wasn’t supposed to happen: I’ve been fully vaccinated for months.

    Five days earlier, I had gone to a house party in Montgomery County. There were 15 adults there, all of us fully vaccinated. The next day, our host started to feel sick. The day after that, she tested positive for COVID-19. She let all of us know right away. I wasn’t too worried. It was bad luck for my friend, but surely she wasn’t that contagious.

    Surely all of us were immune. I’d been sitting across the room from her. I figured I’d stay home and isolate from my family for a few days, and that would be that. And even that seemed like overkill.

    The official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline stated that, since I was fully vaccinated, I didn’t need to do anything different unless I started developing symptoms. I’m an epidemiologist at a major medical research university, which has a dedicated COVID exposure hotline for staff. I called it, and workers said I didn’t need to do anything.

    Then, I started to hear that a few other people who had been at the party were getting sick. Then a few more. At this point, 11 of the 15 have tested positive for COVID.

    • Tim Groves says:

      Maybe someone spiked their shots?

      What were they drinking?

      • Kowalainen says:

        Of course the postmodern soy-boy princesses club were drinking the mRNA Kool-Aid.

        Real men chuck in the oats and crank the pedals in solitude. That which doesn’t kill you hardens, or perhaps maims. Whatever.

        New school old school.

      • geno mir says:

        This comment!

    • Azure Kingfisher says:

      Were these partygoers poisoned by the “vaccines?”


      Did they spread a virus among themselves?

      I’m thinking SARS-CoV-2 is going to need serious legal support soon. It keeps getting accused of making “vaccine” recipients sick. I’m waiting to hear a public statement from the SARS-CoV-2 legal team:

      “My client has been falsely accused of causing illness and death for far too long. It is high time for the public to be shown the truth about the so-called ‘vaccines’ and the companies that developed them. We intend to demonstrate in this trial that SARS-CoV-2 has been used as a scapegoat by the ‘vaccine’ manufacturers, the WHO, the CDC, the media, and various governments around the world.”

    • We need a few more of these stories published, before people will start to figure out the problem.

      • DB says:

        I’m not so sure. There might not be any evidence to persuade most of those who have gotten the jab that they may be mistaken. This Twitter thread shows a very large number of jabbed persons who have experienced the same thing, with few or none questioning the jabs or anything else about the mainstream narrative:
        So people are already widely aware of the “failure” of the jabs. Ironic, as there was never any solid evidence of their effectiveness in the first place.

        And some people wonder how ordinary Germans could have gone along with the Nazis, or how ordinary Rwandans could have exterminated their friends and neighbors, or … A person’s jab status is like a litmus test of a person’s ability to think critically independent of social and political pressure. Nearly all of my relatives and friends failed this test. It’s the saddest discovery of my life.

  43. MCW says:

    Could it be that the political powers in most countries want those against Covid-19 gene therapy injections to protest violently so they have a reason to assume emergency martial law?

    • Ed says:

      high on my list of possibilities

    • Azure Kingfisher says:

      I read of one possibility with regard to the US military: many of the enlisted refuse the injections and are dishonorably discharged. US military ranks shrink enough to justify the UN sending in troops to “aid with the shortfall.”

      “Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Yes, we’ll be occupying your country for a while, but it’s for your safety – just in case anything crazy happens. No, this isn’t a permanent occupation. What are you? A conspiracy theorist?” – UN

      Perhaps the endgame is that the US and other nations will be shown incapable of governing themselves. National sovereignty will be shown as either an outdated relic of the past or an ideal to high for the current incarnation of the human race to aspire to (“this is why we can’t have nice things”).

    • Artleads says:

      This is why I’m for wearing facemasks. One fewer thing they can use against us. And there must be no violence and no disorder either.

  44. eddy–if you’re going to reply to me, try to find an alternative to chalk and wall skoolyard rhetoric.

    I find myself embarrassed on your behalf that your command of the English. language doesn’t extend beyond scattergun words, which disregard all the rules of verbal interplay between adults.

    even your puerile attempts at insults are just so bad as to make response pointless, as one would to the current rage of a petulant child.

    where sixpence to go buy an ice-cream usually solves the problem

  45. Yoshua says:

    The Moderna Vax efficiency drops to zero within a few months.

  46. Fast Eddy says:

    DOCTORS, lawyers and other patient advocates around the world are challenging the legality, ethics and scientific basis of the global drive to vaccinate the entire population, including children, against Covid-19. But even as they raise their voices, the intensity of censorship is increasing.

    The latest victim is cardiologist, internal disease specialist, epidemiologist and academic researcher Dr Peter McCullough, editor-in-chief of two medical journals and author of over 600 peer-reviewed publications in the US National Library of Medicine, more than 45 of them dedicated to Covid-19. He has managed the care of more than 100 Covid patients as well as advising on hundreds more worldwide.

    When this top American doctor spoke out on the effectiveness of early treatment, and raised questions over the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, he began to find himself a pariah among colleagues.

    He now faces what he calls ‘a dark cloud of censorship and reprisal’, including a legal action against which his attorneys were filing a defence last week.

    • Lastcall says:

      Getting ugly out there.
      Maybe this will be the course of the next few months…

      ‘The fact that people are now being banned from social media for quoting pharmaceutical companies’ own documents is a good indication that there’s some serious falsification going on here. ‘


      ‘Nonetheless, it’s possible that the scenario I’ve sketched out is going to happen in the months immediately ahead of us. I would encourage my readers to assess this possibility and consider getting ready to weather a crisis several months in length, during which food and other necessities may be available only intermittently, medical care may be completely out of reach, and local, state, and national governments may not be able to do much more than flail helplessly and try to pass the buck. If anything like what I’ve described here happens, it will be a world-class mess, and a few basic preparations might go a long way to keep you and your loved ones safe and sound.’

      • Fast Eddy says:

        ‘The fact that people are now being banned from social media for quoting pharmaceutical companies’ own documents is a good indication that there’s some serious falsification going on here. ‘

        Nothing suspicious about that… happens all the time … according to the CovIDIOTS…

        As for stockpiling … that assumes a temp situation … of course nobody wants to assume the worst…

        Lie after Lie after Lie… as they roll out in NZ:

        “Delta’s changed the whole calculation and I don’t think people have gotten that yet. A place like New Zealand, which is naïve to Delta and basically to the coronavirus, if it does get going there, it will go really fast, and lead to a vicious spread.

        “So I think this is why you are in a powerful position – if you can get close to 100 percent you will have an immunity wall that’s extraordinary, and I hope that you’ll be able to get close.”

        Others have since said it appears there is no ‘herd immunity’ level for Delta, at least with the current vaccines, which were developed to fight the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They are still very effective at preventing death and serious illness thankfully, but many Kiwis are either ineligible (too young) or can’t have the vaccine for medical reasons.

        From September, every Kiwi 16 or older will be eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine forming the backbone of the New Zealand rollout. Several other countries have approved it for kids as young as 12 – and Pfizer has said it will seek authorisation to use it in five to 11-year-olds by the end of September, and infants down to six months “shortly thereafter”

        Looking forward to the passports in Q4….hopefully Devil Covid comes quickly….

  47. Fast Eddy says:

    IN his post for TCW Defending Freedom yesterday, Neville Hodgkinson drew our attention to possibly the most courageous and clear thinking of the doctors to take on the official Covid narrative. Painstaking and meticulous, Peter McCullough has the clarity and capacity to get the simple heart of the matter.

    For those doubling down in the establishment and officialdom who find themselves beset with ever more uncomfortable evidence to accommodate in their commitment to coercive and mandatory vaccination, his truths must be very disconcerting.

    This, I have no doubt, is why the only references to him you’ll find in a Google search attempt to vilify or discredit him.

    Apparently it is not sufficient to cancel this persistent thorn in the side. Baylor Scott & White, a medical centre and health company with which Dr McCullough was once affiliated, have taken it upon themselves to sue him, ostensibly for his references to his prior affiliation with BSW. It is hard to see the action as motivated other than by an intent to discredit him.

    Two of his horrified colleagues have written a detailed and heartfelt letter in support of him and condemning the action of BSW.

  48. Fast Eddy says:

    The New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday joined the list of corporations mandating that their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    According to an internal memo obtained by Reuters, the company is requiring anyone accessing its Wall Street trading floor to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Sept. 13.

    This comes as several major corporations are adopting vaccination policies as a result of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant.

    In recent weeks, major companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Uber Technologies Inc and Facebook Inc said all their U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices after new guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks.

  49. Lastcall says:

    The masses are all at see in a fog of noise…

    Brought to you by John Hopkins University, Bllomberg School of Public Health.
    The ‘narrative control’ dominates this docuent not the science

    ‘The self-guided exercise scenario for public health communicators and risk communication researchers covers a raft of themes and associated dilemmas in risk communications, rumor control, interagency message coordination and consistency, issue management, proactive and reactive media relations, cultural competency, and ethical concerns. To ensure that the scenario accounts for rapid technological innovation and exceeds the expectations of participants, the Center’s project team gleaned information from subject matter experts, historical accounts of past medical countermeasure crises, contemporary media reports, and scholarly literature in sociology, emergency preparedness, health education, and risk and crisis communication.

    In late May, three messages were approved by the cross-agency committee established to produce the messaging campaign: one addressing the nature and risks of SPARS, one regarding the effectiveness of Kalocivir, and one about the anticipated release of Corovax. These messages were broadly shared viaall relevant government agencies’ internet and social media accounts. In an effort to further reach certain population subgroups, agency officials enlisted the help of well-known scientists, celebrities,and government officials to make short videos and Zap clips and, in a few cases, give interviews to major media outlets.

    Among those chosen were former President Jaclyn Bennett; BZee, a popular hiphop star; and Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health and a renowned global health expert.

    • This document is from October 2017. It is bizarre that “Johns Hopkins University” and in particular “Bloomberg School of Public Health” would be publishing such a document, well before the actual event happened. It makes the whole situation look planned.

    • Azure Kingfisher says:

      Ah, yes, the good old SPARS Pandemic Scenario, 2025 – 2028.

      Normals will say, “Well, this couldn’t be an indication that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was scripted because it’s clearly not ‘SARS’ but ‘SPARS,’ stupid! And, this scenario took place between 2025 and 2028, it didn’t start in 2020 like our pandemic!”

      Got to love fundamentalists. Even when faced with multiple pandemic simulation scripts, published well before the scamdemic we’re experiencing now, they are incapable of drawing an inference.

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