Tag: COVID vaccine

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Yeah, it’s easy to dismiss if you don’t give it the time. Judgment before listening. But for those who are open and have patience, more evidence that we are entering more dangerous times. https://thehighwire.com/videos/the-vanden-bossche-warning/ Preview Open

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Fraudci-lent ‘Science’

 

justice and COVID-19The Hill story promoting Fraudci’s latest line caught my eye. Consider the following, and the related story on the FDA advisory panel’s entirely unscientific conduct. Scientific study, we don’t need no stinkin’ studies! This is Fraudci-lent “science.”

ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Fauci on “This Week” if the millions of Americans who received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine should be concerned after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend adults receive a booster shot of the vaccine.

“No, not at all, Martha. I think that they should feel good about it because what the advisers to the FDA felt is that, given the data that they saw, very likely this should have been a two-dose vaccine to begin with,” Fauci said.

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Since late August, journalist Christine Dolan has conducted a series of interviews with vaccine-injured individuals titled “American Conversations with Vaccine Injured.”  The patients are from all walks of life – athletes, medical students, parents, and even several healthcare professionals. All detail their experiences before and after receiving the various vaccines. Several express the hopelessness of […]

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Virginia’s Youngkin Wins First Debate

 

Virginia Republicans last May put their faith in a first-time candidate for public office, Glenn Youngkin, as their nominee for Governor in the state’s odd-year general election on November 2nd. They chose him over more experienced political veterans such as former House Speaker Kirk Cox, State Senator Amanda Chase, and long-time GOP supporter and candidate Pete Snyder.

Choosing a novice candidate is risky, especially when running against a long-time political pro and former governor like Terry McAuliffe. But Virginia’s GOP saw in Youngkin what I did when first meeting him in December 2020 – the best natural candidate I’ve ever met. And I’ve worked in over 35 congressional and US Senate campaigns in 25 states over a quarter-century, where I’ve done my share of helping negotiate debates, coach candidates, and conduct mock debates.

So many Republicans were no doubt a little trepidatious of tonight’s gubernatorial debate at Appalachian Law School in Grundy, Virginia in the Commonwealth’s far southwest corner, bordering Kentucky and West Virginia. They need not have been. Youngkin won the contest.

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I’m curious.  Based on the Mayo Clinics vaccine tracker and assuming I am reading it correctly, it appears we may be headed for around 60-70% vaccinated in the next few weeks, assuming those with one shot get the second shot.  The percentage is apparently below the number needed to achieve herd immunity.  Assuming a person […]

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Vexing Vax Performance Puzzles

 

justice and COVID-19Bloomberg is hardly right-wing conspiracy central, nor is it a Hollyweird lefty anti-vax, anti-fluoride media organ. So, their recent straight reporting article on the comparative efficacy of natural versus vaccine-induced COVID-19 immunity against the Delta variant is a noteworthy from the leftist scientism party line. Bloomberg reports on a very large sample study of the Israeli population, and commendably links directly to the medRxiv paper.

While not conclusive, this study reinforces a century or more of human experience and underlines the abject failure of every single Republican executive, from your favorite governor to President Trump and Vice President Pence, to compel truth-telling in public health bureaucracy web graphics. From Day 1, we should have seen a steadily increasing number of Americans with naturally acquired immunity, eventually joined by a faster-growing number of Americans with vaccine-induced immunity. The first governor to force this truth into the open will be the prohibitive favorite for presidential nomination in 2024.

medRxiv is “the preprint server for health services.” All papers, and the web portal, bear the proper notice:

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My sister and her husband have been anti-vaxxers since the Covid vaccines came out.  Nearly everyone else in the family has been vaccinated for months – including our 89 year old father.  We have had no side effects, no problems, and no Covid breakthrough cases.  I quit talking about it to her back in late […]

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But Are You Boosted?

 

Just tossing out a little prediction here:

It’s only a matter of time before being “fully vaccinated” won’t be enough. You will also be asked if you’ve had a booster shot, too.

Please Get Vaccinated

 

We are in the middle of another COVID spike in Texas, in much of the rest of the country and the world.  In Texas new infections are up by 300 to 400%.

Fear-mongering comes in the news in the form of Greek letters these days, but the fear-mongering has a kernel of truth to it.  Unvaccinated people are at increased risk of getting infected; as an adult, if you get infected you have a 10% chance of getting severe disease.  Leaving aside the chance of death, if you get severe disease you have a 30% chance of having long-term problems, like dementia, which in popular accounts is described as “brain fog”.  And the brain fog for those who get it is not going away.

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People who normally support large government bureaucracies like the Food and Drug Administration intended to ensure absolute safety (see for example Democrats, at least some officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control, and teachers’ unions) now agree with libertarians that review of drugs and vaccines by the FDA is unnecessary and should be stopped. […]

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Is this true? From Jan. 1, 2021, to June 28. As of June 28, 2021, 272 people have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccines in Australia. Only 1 person has died from the virus. https://caldronpool.com/underreported-deaths-after-vaccine-outnumber-covid-deaths-australian-stats-from-jan-june-2021-reveal/ Preview Open

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Heather Heying is a scientist, educator and author. She and Bridget discuss the possibility of a vaccine passport and why they’re so unsettled by the idea. They reflect that nothing good comes from being told that in order to do something you have to show your papers, that once you give up a certain amount of liberty or power, it’s much more difficult to get it back, how being against the idea of a vaccine passport does not make you an anti-vaxxer, and the dangers of being called a conspiracy theorist when you dare to ask questions. They also cover the death of credibility, why you should spend time in nature moving fast, how it’s easy to radicalize people when they’re lost, why Joe Rogan is so awesome, and why we should all remember that on some level, we’re all self-righteous hypocrites. Be sure to check out Heather’s podcast with her husband Bret Weinstein, DarkHorse Podcast.

James attended this past weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in London with Reclaim mayoral candidate Laurence Fox and managed not to get arrested. But how many people were in attendance is certainly up for debate, and debate is what James and Toby do.

Who is the biggest impediment to getting the adult population of Europe vaccinated? Is it people like our intrepid duo or is it really “leaders” like France’s President Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron?

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“I am an essential worker,” the old man said as the soldiers took by the arms and removed him from the work detail.“Oh, you’re essential, eh,” the soldiers laughed.“I work for Oskar Schindler,” the man said growing concerned.“Oh, an essential worker for Oskar Schindler,” the soldiers mocked. “A one-armed Jew. Twice as useless,” the soldier […]

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Is the Mark of the Beast in the Needle?

 

A retired pastor in our church is part of a really wonderful ministry distributing wheelchairs in Nigeria. Most of those in need of the chairs are victims of polio.  As recently as thirty years ago, Nigeria had thousands of new polio cases every year. Thankfully, at that time, Rotary International stepped in and spread the vaccine throughout the country. Other organizations also played a part, so cases fell from 350,000 cases worldwide to 407 cases in 2013. I believe there were just 22 cases in 2019, but people who contracted polio decades ago still need wheelchairs. My friend was planning to make his annual trip to helo distribute wheelchairs last year, but, you know, the Covid. 

I understand why some people would have concerns about the vaccines for Covid-19. Through abrupt and often contradictory policy changes over the past year, the government and the medical establishment have done much to damage their credibility. The vaccine was made so quickly (thanks to the administration’s Warp Speed program), that it worries some. I can understand that those worries. Don’t agree the worries are sensible, but I can understand them.

But some people these days doubt the efficacy of vaccines in general — and if you don’t recognize the effectiveness of vaccines in battling polio and smallpox and measles and many other diseases, your opposition of the Covid-19 vaccine might be consistent, but your attitude doesn’t speak well for your intelligence (and possibly your sanity).

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The following is a summary (not word for word) excerpt I typed out from an interview on the Issues, Etc. podcast with Dr. Tara Sander Lee from the Charlotte Lozier Institute regarding their analysis of whether or not and if so how aborted fetal cell lines have been used in the development, production, and/or testing […]

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Join host Joe Selvaggi and his guest Dr. Bill Smith as they discuss the complex incentive structure between drug manufacturers, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers. In this episode, they focus on how drug rebates work and how a system intended to optimize value may actually deliver higher costs and fewer choices. Joe and Bill also use this framework to speculate on the price of a COVID-19 vaccine, and who will likely pay for it.

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