Politics of Covid-19

GURPS

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Big Tech Is Censoring Science Because COVID-19 Panic Made Them Rich And Destroyed Their Competition



Preventing Open Inquiry Kills People
In taking down videos of the March 18 panel, YouTube was “really continuing what they’ve been doing for the past year: stifle debate, short-circuit scientific inquiry, make sure that the narrative is not questioned,” DeSantis said. “And I think we’ve seen already that that has had catastrophic consequences for our society.”


DeSantis noted that big tech took the lead in “censoring criticism of lockdowns,” while a good deal of scientific evidence clearly shows lockdowns have caused countless deaths and worsened millions of diseases worldwide, including in the United States. “Perhaps if we had had a freer exchange of ideas during those critical months, perhaps we would have been able to avoid” some of these terrible consequences, he said.

The doctors on the panel argued that overall it’s clear scientifically that lockdowns make a pandemic much worse. That’s because in the long run, lockdowns do not reduce COVID-19 infections, they said, while imposing massive, lifelong penalties on especially the poorest people. Estimates say lockdowns will eventually cause tens of millions of additional deaths worldwide by worsening poverty, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, starvation, cancer, heart attacks, suicide, and much more.

“The lockdowns are the single biggest public health mistake in history,” Bhattacharya said on the banned March 18 panel. He said lockdowns are psychologically compelling to rich societies terrified of death, but are not only ineffective at stopping disease and death, they also make both worse. He noted a few minutes later:

The international evidence and the American evidence is clear: The lockdowns have not stopped the spread of the disease in any measurable way. The disease spreads on aerosol by droplets, it’s a respiratory disease. It’s very difficult to stop. The idea of the lockdown is incredibly beguiling… but humans are not like that. What’s happened instead, we’ve exposed working class, we’ve exposed poor people at higher rates. We’ve created this illusion that we can control disease spread when in fact we cannot.
Atlas noted that when comparing excess mortality rates across states and countries, locales with severe lockdowns have fared no better and often much worse than locales with lighter or nonexistent lockdowns.


“The lockdowns actually killed people, destroyed lives, destroyed families,” he said. “…Our country, more than any other country, frankly, was willing to sacrifice its children out of fear.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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You Can Only Play This COVID Whack-a-Mole Game for So Long, Dr. Fauci



Even now, liberals and left-leaning data crunchers, like Nate Silver, have probably irritated their audiences by debunking this so-called fourth COVID wave that isn’t happening. Daily deaths are down. And the supposed surge in New York City? Well, that’s actually not true either. By every metric, it’s on the decline. And here we are again with Fauci, who said a fourth wave is probably not going to happen. That directly contradicts what the CDC has been saying all of March about “impending doom.” Texas reopened a month ago. Nothing happened. And yes, wearing masks after vaccination is theater.

The clock ran out on these clowns. They thought cases and deaths would still remain high for some reason. Even after three vaccines and a 90+ percent survivability rate, they thought we’d still be knee-deep in blood on this. We’re not. We’re winning. The political class wants the COVID passport initiative enacted. They want another system on control, as do the COVID experts. The God-complex is appalling. Well, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. For the COVID experts, it was that the vaccines would work. In the meantime, this crew is still trying to rehash old and debunked narratives like it's something new. CNN ate pavement for trying to say that mass infections could occur via air travel. Not the case—air travel has never been a source of super spread. Never.

Dr. Makary noted how the ‘science’ crowd is paralyzed by fear regarding the vaccines, which does an immense disservice to public health. Why are they afraid? Again, the clock ran out when it comes to establishing a new system of control. So, now they’re relegated to being total crazy people in media interviews.



 
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GURPS

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Fauci's Hyper-Cautiousness on COVID Vaccine Benefits is Misleading and Harmful


Unlike many media figures, I've never been a reflexive fan or a critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci. My general view of the man has been that he's a leading authority who's doing his best in a time of crisis, who heavily prefers to err on the side of caution (not surprising for an infectious disease expert), and who sometimes tailors his pronouncements in a manner that is overly calculating or even misleading -- as to manipulate the public into proceeding a certain way. In short, a mixed bag. But in recent weeks, I've found more and more of his statements to be questionable at best, if not downright counter-productive. His continued insistence upon emphasizing all the things he believes fully vaccinated people shouldn't do strikes me as actively harmful at this point.

The vaccines are almost miraculously effective and safe, which Fauci sometimes acknowledges, like when he appears to be taking credit for Operation Warp Speed. But then we get maddeningly mixed messaging like this, which threaten to exacerbate hesitancies among the very vaccine-skeptical Americans we need to get immunized to help hasten the end of the pandemic through herd immunity:

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Indeed, the ultra-cautious CDC Director herself recently said that fully inoculated individuals do not carry COVID-19, a broadly accurate statement that the CDC partially walked back anyway, due to technicalities and extremely rare occurrences. But the overall data on this point is overwhelmingly encouraging. Writing in the Wall Street Journal recently, Dr. Nicole Saphier observed that "once immunity has kicked in, the vaccinated are at negligible risk of being infected, never mind spreading infection." Fauci appears to be fixating on that negligible risk, which is a grave disservice. Sending a signal -- even with the best of intentions -- that there isn't really that much of a difference between being vaccinated and unvaccinated in terms of behavior and activities is dangerous. It calcifies doubts among the vaccine-resistant, some of whom suspect government officials want to continue wielding capricious control over their lives no matter what they do. It likely also stirs cynicism among other vaccine-skeptical populations, as well: If I can't go do fun normal things, and I'm very unlikely to die from the disease even if I get it, why bother with the shots? And it feeds the borderline psychosis of vaccinated people (typically on the Left) who continue to traffic in their own weird brand of anti-vax sentiment:


And we double mask in our family — the hospital style one with a cute cloth one on top. Will still be doing that for the foreseeable future. Here’s my fun @thereidout mask! pic.twitter.com/aJNTEuSn8I
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid ?? (@JoyAnnReid) April 11, 2021
 
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Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
I got my Walmart shot last Thursday. Wife got hers last Wednesday. Daughter got hers last Tuesday. We're all fine. Now what?
Not to scare you guys or anything, but on the news just now they said there have been 6 cases (out of 6.x Million shots of J&J) of very rare blood clots which can show 6-13 days after the shot. As a result, all injections of J&J have been suspended.

Keep an eye on any stroke-like symptoms.
  • "Adverse events appear to be extremely rare and are being further evaluated to ensure vaccine safety," Texas health officials note
  • Unusual clots in six women occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination, the CDC says
  • The clots occurred in veins that drain blood from the brain and occurred together with low platelets
  • All six cases were in women between the ages of 18 and 48
  • Symptoms: People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider
  • Treatment: U.S. health authorities cautioned doctors against using a typical clot treatment, the blood-thinner heparin. “In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous and alternative treatments need to be given,” the FDA and CDC said
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Michael Moore Demands Gretchen Whitmer Close Down All Of Michigan


“I hate to say this, because I voted for her for governor, but she has been scared by people who seek to do violence to her, who bullied her,” Moore said. “The business community — the Chamber of Commerce — who have insisted that she reopen everything and this has brought a tragedy upon this upon the state, and so I need everybody’s help in pressuring … Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, to close things down.”

Moore insisted that Whitmer should ignore the cries of the business community, recommending that they apply for government help to keep themselves afloat. He also highlighted that Whitmer comes from a business background and is not anti-business.

“Do not listen to the business community. Yes, they are losing money,” he said. “There are programs to help them with getting some of this money back, and what they can’t get back, there should be other programs that the Biden administration establishes so that these businesses don’t go bankrupt.”

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Michael Moore has been fear-mongering about the pandemic since the outset. In December of last year, the documentary filmmaker told Trump supporters to wear masks and socially distance, warning that their deaths would kill Republican leadership.

“I have two words for MAGA Nation: Don’t Die,” he said.

“Your love of and loyalty to Trump isn’t worth your life,” he added. “With 73 million of you refusing to wear a mask and to social distance, there’ll be no way to eradicate this disease. And a lot of you are going to die.”

Moore likened the death rate to al-Qaeda killing Americans every 37 seconds.

“Why do you want to infect your spouse, your parents, your children? By now, despite your bluster and anger, I KNOW that YOU know that this pandemic is real,” he said. “One person is dying every 37 seconds? What do you think that is? If al-Qaeda started killing one American every 37 seconds, what would you want to do about that? Why are you doing NOTHING to stop this slaughter? What will it take for you and I to join, arm in arm, to kill Covid-19? The death of your mother? Your son? Where’s the exact line where you’ll say enough is enough?”




says the man with 3 house worth $ 161 million dollars
 
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Gilligan

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Not to scare you guys or anything, but on the news just now they said there have been 6 cases (out of 6.x Million shots of J&J) of very rare blood clots
All women...

But that aside....how convenient is it that I got two whopping big anti-clotting shots after my surgery last Saturday? I live lyf on da edge...
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

Do you think there is a bias to acknowledge an issue as a side-effect? Or to only acknowledge it once it is all but indisputable?

In all the world of diseases, only with COVID is an asymptomatic person who did not seek care called a "case". Amongst all causes of death only with COVID does a positive test alone, irrespective of other health factors like heart disease, a bullet in the head, or dismemberment by motorcycle accident, result in the preference for a COVID cause of death over a more nuanced one.

Which is REALLY deadlier?

The disease? Or the experimental vaccine?

Why don't we have the same level of concern for Smallpox or cholera, which are both more contagious and more deadly than COVID by orders of magnitude?

The human immune system has been 99.972% effective against COVID. What the H*LL is going on? It sure is NOT medicine.
 

ThatOneNerd

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The J&J vaccine has a lower clot rate than birth control. So, what is the purpose of Dr. Fauci trying to scare people into NOT taking the shot?

J&J is not using mRNA like Pfizer and Moderna, plus theres no need for special refrigeration with a longer shelf life AND it's a one and done ordeal.

I believe the news is being spun this way for perhaps kickbacks for Pfizer or perhaps Pfizer and Moderna doesn't want any new competition. This is common in the business world.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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We're in a 'Perpetual Pandemic' With No End in Sight

In case you didn’t realize it, pandemic porn is designed to keep you scared so that you run to big-daddy government for protection. Don’t go back to work yet. The government will send another check if you need it. And for God’s sake, stay away from crowds, don’t eat indoors, and if you must travel, make sure you are double-masked.

As COVID cases and deaths in Michigan soar, under a #girlboss governor who received endless praise in New York Times puff-pieces, the free state of Texas is almost completely open, with full baseball stadiums, no mask mandates — and a steadily declining COVID death rate. Dr Anthony Fauci must be scratching his head at how this could possibly be. Of course, Fauci is the same expert who praised Andrew Cuomo’s handling of managing the pandemic as well. He’s one of several public health officials who see their time at the podium possibly coming to an end. His tenure skipping from media outlet to media outlet, offering mixed messages on vaccines and a return to normalcy, is soon to expire.
Dr. Fauci is a public health bureaucrat. That he was able to capture the attention of so many for so long is a mystery. His no-mask/mask/double-mask switcheroos should have sent him off stage after a couple of press conferences and discredited him as an “expert” forever.
 

GURPS

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Unlike Fauci, Ron DeSantis Had a Scientifically-Accurate Take on COVID Vaccinations






Fauci has been peddling science fiction. DeSantis has been actually the better model in following the science. His vaccine rollout in Florida was excellent. He actually vaccinated the elderly first, which was met with attacks by the liberal media. The experts are wrong. Stop listening to them, especially Fauci.

The dirty secret is that we’re probably near herd immunity, which are words the expert community really doesn’t want to hear for some reason. Over 180 million shots administered, tens of millions of kids who overall don’t contract or spread the virus, and the hordes of Americans who have acquired natural immunity from past infection. This virus has a high survivability rate. The media forgets that. Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins projected that given the current metrics, two-thirds of the country probably already had the infection. The light is at the end of the tunnel, not doom and gloom. The people who actually have the power to make the decisions are the ones who should be listened to now. Fauci has no power to tell us what to do, so hit the mute button.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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The New World Order Is Taking Its Mask Off While Telling You to Keep Yours On

Whether by design or by accident, politicians, the corporate media, billionaires, and the expert class figured out that if they crushed the economy and terrified citizens, they could convince them of almost anything. Now they tell us COVID-19 vaccines are a miracle, and everyone should get them, but you can’t go back to living your life mask-free and without restrictions even if you get one. Both of these things cannot be true, and the data says something completely different, but people still obey. Now we are being told to prepare for a “permanent pandemic.”

Now, they’re going to do it all over again. You can count on CNN to say the quiet part out loud, which is the only valuable thing it does.






The newly designated “climate emergency” is designed to bring about global equity. If you wonder why you feel like you are being conditioned for something, because what you hear doesn’t match reality, you are not alone. And CNN just let you in on the secret even if they did not mean to. Massive global redistribution is on the horizon, and it can only happen if you are broke, scared, and ashamed.

Whether it is The Great Reset from the World Economic Forum, Agenda 2030 from the United Nations, or the Green New Deal disguised as “infrastructure,” the ruling class needs to make sure you buy into its narratives. COVID-19 will be a terminal crisis, the planet is dying, and Western societies can never escape from their original sins of colonialism and slavery.

These three narratives are conditioning Americans to accept another massive spending package. President Joe Biden wants to spend trillions in an economy experiencing a V-shaped recovery with declining unemployment. Even the restaurant industry, one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, outperformed with a 17% uptick in retail sales. The industry is now only 5% below pre-pandemic levels despite ongoing capacity and operating restrictions. Another $2 trillion package makes zero sense in these economic conditions.

The pandemic and associated lockdowns pushed 150 million people out of the middle class and into poverty, the first decline in this socioeconomic class in over 30 years. In America, small businesses were hit hardest during the pandemic. Government spending to date has already caused prices for lumber, gas, and other commodities to rise significantly. Groceries are getting more expensive. Injecting more money into the economy will just encourage more and potentially excessive inflation. The middle class is the one that suffers when prices go up and wages stagnate.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Michigan Moving To Make 'Emergency' COVID-19 Mandates Permanent


But what makes the Great Lakes State truly unique now is that it wants to make its emergency rules for businesses permanent.

State bureaucrats are moving to impose permanent regulations that would mandate the following and more on all Michigan businesses: mask wearing whenever employees are within six feet of someone else, daily health screenings, extensive record keeping, and keeping a "COVID-19 safety coordinator" on-site. Retail stores, personal care services, and other businesses open to the public would have to become the mask police: They would be required to make all customers wear masks, vaccinated or not.

Many of these rules are based on mandates put in place last spring by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. As such, many are based on outdated scientific knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads. For instance, employers must "increase facility cleaning and disinfection" and "prohibit workers from using other workers' phones, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment." These rules were dreamed up when public health experts thought the virus could easily spread via surface contact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently said there's a one in 10,000 chance of getting infected from touching a contaminated surface.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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ID10T's Influencers like Joy Reid spreading dangerous idea of quarantining forever


Instead, the United States of COVID is showing signs of turning into the Republic of Never-Ending Fear. People with large followings are painting a nightmare scenario of continuing misery.

A shocking example is the ironically named MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid, who turns out to be joyless about the vaccine. In a tweet the other day, she said, “I too am one vax down, but even when I get the second shot, I am too ‘scurred’ to be out there wildin. No flying and no indoor activities for me. Nope!” Reid is, of course, free to be as frightened as she wants about everything, and whether she stays home huddled beneath a blanket with the door quadruple-locked for the next six years is of little concern to me.


Nevertheless, Reid has a large number of acolytes (2 million Twitter followers) and her pandering use of black vernacular (“scurred”?) suggests she is urging a subset of the population that is already vaccine-hesitant to be as paranoid as her. This is bad advice, and combined with hysterical newspaper headlines and a blockheaded FDA decision to instill fear because six people out of 7 million reported serious blood clots after receiving the miraculous and safe Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it will cause more and more Americans to think, “Why get a vaccine that might harm me if smart people say we should be equally ‘scurred’ after receiving it?”

Joyless Reid has plenty of company in the Panic Caucus: The Washington Post published an op-ed by a fully vaccinated writer reading “I’m vaccinated, but I’m really not ready to leave my pandemic cocoon.” CNN published an insane story (eventually corrected) massively overestimating the COVID risk from flying (which is very, very small, contra Joy-Ann Reid) and advising passengers not to use the bathrooms on the plane. Know how many COVID cases were traced to planes last year? Sixty out of 1.2 billion passenger flights. And the virus rarely spreads via surfaces.

Yet the papers are full of stories about Lockdown Lucies and Quarantine Quentins saying they never want to return to normal. In some cases, they freely admit that they have other motives, such as hating human interaction or not wanting anyone to see how much weight they’ve put on since switching to an all-sweatpants wardrobe. Hey, fine, folks, stay locked up forever. More room at 5 Napkin Burger for the rest of us.
 
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