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Don't like the numbers? Obfuscate. From Yahoo News/Business Insider:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office hid New York's COVID-19 nursing home death toll for at least 5 months, report says

    • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office hid the state's nursing home death toll for at least five months.
    • Cuomo's senior aides prevented state health officials from releasing the actual numbers, per NYT.
    • Cuomo has been embroiled in a series of scandals related to his handling of the pandemic.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office hid the number of deaths in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic for at least five months, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Cuomo's senior advisors repeatedly prevented state health officials from releasing the actual death toll to the public, according to interviews and new documents reviewed by the NYT. Documents that included the data didn't go public until months later, the Times reported.

Yeah - the people are too stupid to know anything different.

Just the thing:


Eighteen reasons - with links


A solid canonical list - compiled by Christian Elliot at Deconstructing Conventional:

18 Reasons I Won't Be Getting a Covid Vaccine
A few friends have asked my thoughts on the covid jab(s) so I thought it was time to write an article on the topic.

All my friends had not heard most of the details I shared, so I figured you might appreciate hearing some of what I told them.

Knowing how contentious this issue is, part of me would rather just write about something else, but I feel like the discussion/news is so one-sided that I should speak up.

As I always strive to do, I promise to do my best to be level-headed and non-hysterical.

I'm not here to pick a fight with anyone, just to walk you through some of what I've read, my lingering questions, and explain why I can't make sense of these covid vaccines.

Here are just a few of the reasons - each reason is fully explained with links to corborating data:


Fourteen more at the site.  #2 is interesting.  Moderna has never brought any product to market and Fauci owns patents for Moderna products. Nice little moneymaker there... A good solid list and there are over 2,600 comments worth perusing as well. Self-education is key here.  I am choosing to not get the vaccination.  Not until it has been out for a year or more.

Of course they are going to try - does not make it right. From National File:

Pfizer CEO Claims Vaccine ‘Booster’ Shots, Annual Vaccination May Be Necessary
“I think there will be a need based on this data for revaccinations,” said Bourla, who’s been the CEO of Pfizer since January 2019. Bourla claimed that a “likely scenario” will show a need for a third so-called “booster” dose of the vaccine, somewhere between 6 and 12 months after the initial shot, “and then from there, an annual revaccination.” Bourla said that variants of the coronavirus will “play a key role” in the upcoming decisions.

I have been happy being smart, maintaining proper nutrition and the occasional dose of Ivermectin when called for. Had two sore throats this winter but nothing else. Neither lasted more than two days.

About that vaccine - two headlines

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Veeeery interesting:

Marines aren't stupid - you go not gain entrance to an elite force by being stupid.

I would look at this story another way - from Seattle station KOMO:

Zero flu deaths reported in Washington for first time
It appears the extensive precautions Washington residents have taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to prevent other illnesses from spreading as well, including the flu.

As the typical winter flu season begins to wane, the state has made it through the entire fall and winter without a single flu-related death, according to Washington Department of Health. It's the first time that's ever happened since the Department of Health has began reporting flu illness statistics in 2009, when the H1N1 pandemic struck.

In fact, state health officials say they haven't even seen a positive flu test since the last week in December, when they had one confirmed case -- though they say that other labs in the state may have recorded cases that were not ultimately reported to the DOH.

In the past four weeks, the state has received reports of over 1,400 tests for flu with zero positive results.

How about this scenario:
We had a normal flu season.  We also had the Wuhan variant to deal with.  Unfortunatly, the testing protocols were so bad (some reports of a 90% false positive rate) that everything got lumped into the COVID-19 column. Besides, the State got Federal money for every COVID-19 patient and death so we sorta fudged our numbers.  More money is nice.

Stunningly bad science.

See - the vaccine is perfectly safe

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From My Penseive:


Have not taken it and not planning to.

Some vaccines are wonderful.  Others are not well thought out. The current crop of mRNA ones for Covid are not ready for prime-time in my book. Looks like a lot of people feel the same way. From Stat News:

The White House is set to unveil a wide-reaching, billion-dollar campaign aimed at convincing every American to get vaccinated
The White House will soon unveil a wide-reaching public relations campaign aimed at boosting vaccine confidence and uptake across the U.S., Biden administration aides told STAT.

This television, radio, and digital advertising blitz, set to kick off within weeks, will focus on Americans outright skeptical of vaccines’ safety or effectiveness as well as those who are potentially more willing to seek a Covid-19 immunization but don’t yet know where, when, or how. Specifically, the campaign will target three groups in which access, apathy, or outright skepticism may pose a barrier to vaccinations: young people, people of color, and conservatives, according to a Biden aide. Congress and the administration have set aside over $1.5 billion for the effort.

$1.5 Billion? That is not chump change. How about just giving me a nice big fat tax break instead. win/win

Interesting - super-spreader?

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Get a whole bunch of people seeking a Wuhan Flu vaccination and cram them into one place.
From The Seattle Times:

Lumen Field Event Center opens Saturday as huge COVID-19 vaccination clinic; here’s how it will work
Almost exactly one year ago, the cavernous event center between Seattle’s two pro sports stadiums was transformed into a 250-bed military field hospital, complete with surgical rooms, intensive care beds and a radiological unit, an emergency stopgap in case Seattle’s hospitals were overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients in the nation’s first coronavirus hot spot.

On Saturday, the event center, which has changed its name in the intervening pandemic year, will open as a mass vaccination site, capable of vaccinating more people in a day than nearly anywhere else in Washington and, hopefully, hastening the end of the pandemic.

They are starting small but have plans to ramp up:

Once vaccine becomes more readily available — and hundreds of millions of doses are expected nationwide in the coming months — officials say the site will be able to vaccinate 22,000 people a day, seven days a week. That’s about half the daily shots that are currently being administered by all sites in Washington combined.

And we will see how many cases occur because of the crowding. Someone feeling the symptoms might decide to get vaccinated so they do not get the whole brunt of the infection.  This will have zero effect - if you are feeling it, you are already infected and spreading the love.  If you are not infected, the vaccine takes a couple of days to kick in so being exposed when you are getting the jab? I do not know but I am betting that the infection will trump any vaccination and that you will get it.

If you look at the website, you will see that they have people queuing up through stanchions in a zig-zag path - just the thing to hang out less than six feet away from Typhoid Mary.

Oh - and by the way - that 250-bed hospital? It was never used.  Didn't see a single patient.
More at The Seattle Times, April 8, 2020

Not only nursing homes - from National Review:

Don’t Forget Andrew Cuomo’s Other Coronavirus Victims
In late April 2020, while field hospitals built with millions of dollars stood empty and the USNS Comfort prepared to leave NYC after having only treated 182 patients, Governor Cuomo announced that further construction on such sites would halt, because they were unnecessary. “Thank God New Yorkers listened, and the projection turned out to be incorrect, because we reduced the spread of the virus with the closings, NY PAUSE, etc.,” Cuomo said on April 21. “Did you need the beds? Yes. You needed the beds because that was the projections. We stopped any new construction when we saw the rate starting to stabilize.”

We know now that this “stabilization” for hospitals involved sending contagious individuals back to nursing homes, where they would infect others. But it wasn’t just nursing homes. Cuomo’s edicts put another vulnerable population in inexcusable peril: New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) living in group homes. A study released in June in Disability and Health Journal titled “COVID-19 outcomes among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in residential homes in New York state” found that people with IDD living in residential group homes were more than twice as likely to have severe outcomes and deaths as the state’s general population.

The order in question - FOX News:

Cuomo admin ordered homes for disabled to accept coronavirus patients & never reversed it
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration ordered homes for people with developmental disabilities to accept coronavirus patients — and never rescinded the order.

The April 10 directive, which mirrored the Cuomo administration's controversial order to nursing homes, also told homes for people with developmental disabilities that they could not require hospitalized residents to be tested for coronavirus prior to admission or readmission.

Five hundred fifty-two residents at homes for people with developmental disabilities have died of coronavirus, the New York Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) told Fox News on Monday.

More than 6,900 people out of the more than 34,552 who live in such resident homes have been infected with the virus, according to OPWDD.

Explain to me why this idiot is still in office.

From Detroit radio station KXYZ:

Macomb County Prosecutor says criminal charges possible against Governor Whitmer over nursing home deaths
Criminal charges could be in the works against Governor Gretchen Whitmer over putting COVID patients inside nursing homes used as hubs early in the pandemic.

New Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido says people who lost loved ones to COVID as residents or staff inside nursing homes should go back to get the vital information about the circumstances of their death and take that to local police and make a complaint as a wrongful death.

Lucido says with HIPAA laws, he can’t get that information in his own investigation.

And a bit more:

Lucido tells 7 Action News, “If we find there’s been willful neglect of office if we find there’s been reckless endangerment of a person’s life by bringing them in then we would move forward with charges against the Governor. Of course, we would. Nobody’s above the law in this state.”

And the numbers are telling:

Lucido started looking into this last year as a State Senator. He issued a statement in August that said more than 2,000 residents and 21 staff died in nursing homes, 32% of all deaths.

That is a lot higher than to be expected - well above the statistical noise floor. If they get Whitmer, then, they can go after Cuomo and the others. Five states used Nursing Homes to stash Covid patients. Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. Time to pay the piper.

Told 'ya so - Florida

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From the Wall Street Journal:

Vindication for Ron DeSantis
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed strict lockdown policies—many still in place—and became the media’s golden boy. “The governor of New York’s morning news conferences have become part of the country’s new daily rhythm,” the Washington Post’s Style section gushed in March 2020. “He’s the strongman who can admit he’s wrong. He speaks fluently about the facts. He worries about his mother, and by extension, yours, too.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis took a different approach and was pilloried. He was among the first to lift his state lockdown, adopting something resembling Sweden’s strategy of protecting the vulnerable while keeping businesses and schools open. “Florida Man Leads His State to the Morgue,” read a June headline in the New Republic. “Ron DeSantis is the latest in a long line of Republicans who made the state a plutocratic dystopia. Now he’s letting its residents die to save the plutocrats.”

A year after the virus hit the U.S., Mr. Cuomo’s luster has faded, and Mr. DeSantis can claim vindication. The Sunshine State appears to have weathered the pandemic better than others like New York and California, which stayed locked down harder and longer.

Mortality data bear out this conclusion. The Covid death risk increases enormously with each decade of age. More than 80% of Covid deaths in the U.S. have occurred among seniors over 65. They make up a larger share of Florida’s population than any other state except Maine. Based on demographics, Florida’s per-capita Covid death rate would be expected to be one of the highest in the country.

Nope. Florida’s death rate is in the middle of the pack and only slightly higher than in California, which has a much younger population. Florida’s death rate among seniors is about 20% lower than California’s and 50% lower than New York’s, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

Simple really. Cuomo followed the narrative.  Everyone in the bubble follows the narrative so of course, Cuomo was the golden boy. DeSantis followed the science.  People following the narrative do not concern themselves with the science.  These people think that the narrative is the science. DeSantis got it right.  A lot of small businesses in Florida are doing just fine.  A lot of small businesses in New York are deader than Cuomo's grandmothers. Again - simple.

Gee - I wonder why

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From The Jerusalem Post:

Pfizer CEO's Israel visit cancelled because he is unvaccinated
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has cancelled his expected visit to Israel, after it turned out he was not vaccinated against coronavirus, N12 reported Friday.

The report noted that Bourla, as well as members of the delegation that was meant to accompany him during his visit, have not received the second dose of the vaccine.

As a result, it was decided to delay the visit by several days, which also posed a logistic challenge because of the upcoming Israeli elections.

Bourla said in December that he has not yet received the vaccine yet because he does not want to "cut in line," and would wait until his age group is next in line for getting vaccinated. As such, he has received the first dose, but not the second one yet.

Not a matter of cutting in line.  He should have been one of the first - right up there with the scientists and lab rats who made the vaccine initially.

There is a long standing tradition in the tech world - you use your own product well before it is released as a product to the general public. It is called "eating your own dog food".

A simple truth from reired journalist Don Surber:

ITEM 2: The Washington Free Beacon reported, "The CEO of CNN's parent company said on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to dominate the news network's coverage because it's 'really good for ratings.' "

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar said, "It turns out the pandemic is a pretty big part of the news cycle and that's not going away anytime soon. It turns out it's really good for ratings."

No wonder the media cuts off anyone who dares challenge the masks and the social distancing.

What's good for WarnerMedia and its owner AT&T isn't necessarily good for America.

Yeah - at least they are being honest about their bias.  Pity this does not extend to their reporting.

Yet another paper - lockdowns do not work

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Lockdowns simply do not work - a very comprehensive analysis at the European Journal of Clinical Investigation:
Non Pharmaceutical Interventions = NPI
less restrictive NPI = lrNPI
more restrictive NPI = mrNPI

Assessing mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closure effects on the spread of COVID‐19
Background and Aims
The most restrictive nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for controlling the spread of COVID‐19 are mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closures. Given the consequences of these policies, it is important to assess their effects. We evaluate the effects on epidemic case growth of more restrictive NPIs (mrNPIs), above and beyond those of less‐restrictive NPIs (lrNPIs).

We first estimate COVID‐19 case growth in relation to any NPI implementation in subnational regions of 10 countries: England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Sweden and the United States. Using first‐difference models with fixed effects, we isolate the effects of mrNPIs by subtracting the combined effects of lrNPIs and epidemic dynamics from all NPIs. We use case growth in Sweden and South Korea, 2 countries that did not implement mandatory stay‐at‐home and business closures, as comparison countries for the other 8 countries (16 total comparisons).

Implementing any NPIs was associated with significant reductions in case growth in 9 out of 10 study countries, including South Korea and Sweden that implemented only lrNPIs (Spain had a nonsignificant effect). After subtracting the epidemic and lrNPI effects, we find no clear, significant beneficial effect of mrNPIs on case growth in any country. In France, for example, the effect of mrNPIs was +7% (95% CI: −5%‐19%) when compared with Sweden and + 13% (−12%‐38%) when compared with South Korea (positive means pro‐contagion). The 95% confidence intervals excluded 30% declines in all 16 comparisons and 15% declines in 11/16 comparisons.

While small benefits cannot be excluded, we do not find significant benefits on case growth of more restrictive NPIs. Similar reductions in case growth may be achievable with less‐restrictive interventions.

Some variation as with any population but in general, no lockdowns? No problem.

A reminder, there are several kinds of influenza out there.  Some are coronaviruses, some are not.  All that the term corona virus means is that the walls of the virus have little protrusions on them making it look like a "crown". From Seattle's KING-5:

US has 'lowest flu season' on record during COVID pandemic
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.

Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling — were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19. A push to get more people vaccinated against flu probably helped, too, as did fewer people traveling, they say.

Influenza usually kills about 50,000 to 80,000 people in the United States each year. What has been happening is that the accepted test for the Wuhan Flu has such a high false-positive rate (as high as 90%) that people coming in with regular influenza are getting diagnosed with the 'rona.  As well as heart disease, gunshot wounds, traffic accidents, blunt-force trauma, liver disease, hypertension, etc...  For every death listed as COVID-19, there are an average of 2.6 contributing co-morbidities. This is from the CDC itself.

The take-away? We had a bog-standard flu season. We also had this new disease from China at the same time. Nothing to bother yourself with.  Masks do not do anything. Areas that lock down do not do any different from areas that do not lock down.

Posted at Prepare for Change:

I’m a clinical lab scientist, C19 is fake, WAKE UP AMERICA
I’m a clinical lab scientist

I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I’m a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 “supposed” positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch’s postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found NO Covid in any of the 1500 samples.

What we found was that all of the 1500 samples were mostly Influenza A and some were influenza B, but not a single case of Covid, and we did not use the B.S. PCR test. We then sent the remainder of the samples to Stanford, Cornell, and a few of the University of California labs and they found the same results as we did, NO COVID. They found influenza A and B. All of us then spoke to the CDC and asked for viable samples of COVID, which CDC said they could not provide as they did not have any samples. We have now come to the firm conclusion through
all our research and lab work, that the COVID 19 was imaginary and fictitious.

The flu was called Covid and most of the 225,000 dead were dead through co-morbidities such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, emphysema etc. and they then got the flu which further weakened their immune system and they died. I have yet to find a single viable sample of Covid 19 to work with. We at the 7 universities that did the lab tests on these 1500 samples are now suing the CDC for Covid 19 fraud. the CDC has yet to send us a single viable, isolated and purifed sample of Covid 19. If they can’t or won’t send us a viable sample, I say there is no Covid 19, it is fictitious. The four research papers that do describe the genomic extracts of the Covid 19 virus never were successful in isolating and purifying the samples. All the four papers written on Covid 19 only describe small bits of RNA which were only 37 to 40 base pairs long which is NOT A VIRUS. A viral genome is typically 30,000 to 40,000 base pairs. 

With as bad as Covid is supposed to be all over the place, how come no one in any lab world wide has ever isolated and purified this virus in its entirety? That’s because they’ve never really found the virus, all they’ve ever found was small pieces of RNA which were never identified as the virus anyway.

No attribution at the site but it sounds plausible.  The PCR test is horrible - up to 90% false positive.

Now that is one way to get rid of them...

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A bit of a faux pas in England - from The Guardian:

Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by the care watchdog.

Mencap said it had received reports in January from people with learning disabilities that they had been told they would not be resuscitated if they were taken ill with Covid-19.

The Care Quality Commission said in December that inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) noticesx had caused potentially avoidable deaths last year.

DNACPRs are usually made for people who are too frail to benefit from CPR, but Mencap said some seem to have been issued for people simply because they had a learning disability. The CQC is due to publish a report on the practice within weeks.

There will be the usual tut-tutting and maybe even a strongly-worded memo but such is socialized medicine.

It amazes me that people still think that socialized medicine is a good thing.

True that - being wrong

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History will not be kind to Dr. Fauci's legacy - wrong much more than right.  He had is moment in the sun 30 years ago with the outbreak of AIDS.  He actually did decent work back then. Coasting ever since and he needed to retire from the public stage years ago.


Could have told you that - New York City

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DeBlasio did nothing to shut down or sanitize public transportation during the Wuhan Flu outbreak.
The nuts and bolts here:

The Subways Seeded the Massive Coronavirus Epidemic in New York City
Abstract. New York City’s multipronged subway system was a major disseminator – if not the principal transmission vehicle – of coronavirus infection during the initial takeoff of the massive epidemic that became evident throughout the city during March 2020. The near shutoff of subway ridership in Manhattan – down by over 90 percent at the end of March – correlates strongly with the substantial increase in the doubling time of new cases in this borough. Subway lines with the largest drop in ridership during the second and third weeks of March had the lowest subsequent rates of infection in the zip codes traversed by their routes. Maps of subway station turnstile entries, superimposed upon zip code-level maps of reported coronavirus incidence, are strongly consistent with subway-facilitated disease propagation. Reciprocal seeding of infection appears to be the best explanation for the emergence of a single hotspot in Midtown West in Manhattan.

Yep - New York State has the worst leadership and the most deaths. The numbers are out there for anyone to see.

Mask rules

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One way to do it:

Hydroxychloroquine - two memes

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From 90 Miles:



They missed out on a small bit of information that would explain their question.  From NPR:

The Mystery Of India's Plummeting COVID-19 Cases
Last September, India was confirming nearly 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day. It was on track to overtake the United States to become the country with the highest reported COVID-19 caseload in the world. Hospitals were full. The Indian economy nosedived into an unprecedented recession.

But four months later, India's coronavirus numbers have plummeted. Late last month, on Jan. 26, the country's Health Ministry confirmed a record low of about 9,100 new daily cases — in a country of nearly 1.4 billion people. It was India's lowest daily tally in eight months. On Monday, India confirmed about 11,000 cases.

"It's not that India is testing less or things are going underreported," says Jishnu Das, a health economist at Georgetown University. "It's been rising, rising — and now suddenly, it's vanished! I mean, hospital ICU utilization has gone down. Every indicator says the numbers are down."

Scientists say it's a mystery. They're probing why India's coronavirus numbers have declined so dramatically — and so suddenly, in September and October, months before any vaccinations began.

India trusts its citizenry to not be dumb.  Many drugs are sold over the counter to anyone who walks into the pharmacy and asks.  Drugs like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine for example.

India followed the advice of the World Health Organization and watched what we were doing in the United States (paging Dr. Fauci, Dr. Fauci to the white courtesy telephone please). They then tried some of the anecdotal cures, found that these actually work.  That they are cheap and available over the counter in India. Ka-Boom. No more Wuhan Flu.

Makes you wonder - Biden

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He admitted on a hot mic that he didn't know what he was signing.  Someone gestured to the E.O. and he signed it anyway.  The poor guy is running on fumes and Namenda (or Aricept).


Governor Cuomo at his finest. From FOX News:

New York health website deletes Cuomo's order linked to nursing home fatalities
New York officials have scrubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients from the state health department website -- even as Cuomo's office insists that the order, which has been linked to thousands of nursing home deaths, remains in effect.

The web page that once contained the order now directs to a page indicating that the file is "not found." The archive indicates that the deletion occurred sometime after May 5, around the time that criticism over New York's nursing home fatalities intensified.

copy of the page saved by the Internet archive Wayback Machine, however, shows that Cuomo's order stated: "No resident shall be denied readmission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs [Nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission."

Heh - they can try to "memory hole" the order but the internet is forever.  Only problem is with the low-information votor - they will look for the website and not think to check the Archive. Therefore, it did not happen. This is how we got into this mess in the first place.

Isn't BillG a big Malthusian who wants to limit the population on Earth? Wouldn't a vaccine be perfect for this.  Especially, a vaccine that spliced into your DNA - who knows what all is in there besides COVID immunity. From Miami Florida station WPLG:

Study investigates effects of COVID-19 vaccine on male fertility
The University of Miami is investigating the possible effects of the coronavirus vaccine on male fertility.

Lead researchers Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, a reproductive urologist with U Health, initiated an earlier study which found the virus was present in the testicles for up to six months following infection.

That spurred his team to question the virus’ effect on sperm and reproduction.

His team is now looking at the potential impact of the vaccine as well.

“We’re evaluating the sperm parameters and quality before the vaccine and after the vaccine. From the biology of the COVID vaccine we believe it shouldn’t affect fertility but we want to do the study to make sure that man who want to have kids in the future to assure them it’s safe to go ahead and get the vaccine,” Ramasamy said.

Study participants must have a fertility evaluation before receiving the vaccine.

To protect fertility, some men may want to consider freezing their sperm prior to vaccination.

That last line again: "To protect fertility, some men may want to consider freezing their sperm prior to vaccination
Seriously? WTF? And of course, the Vaccine manufacturers are held harmless. Our government at work.

Nice little factory you have there

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Sure would be a shame if something happened to it.
Just when HCL is allowed back for Covid treatment, this happens. From American Thinker:

Unexplained explosion and fire destroy world’s second largest pharmaceutical factory producing precursors for hydroxychloroquine
Prepare for supplies to tighten for the cheap, effective therapeutic treatment for early stage Covid-19 infection, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Just as the medical establishment in the US is relaxing its absurd and lethal suppression of the cheap, generic drug, following President Trump’s endorsement of it early in the pandemic, HCQ’s continued availability may suffer.  The world’s second largest pharmaceutical facility producing the precursors for HCQ has been destroyed by an explosion and fire.

I had posted about the writeup in the AMA here: Finally - American Medical Association  The AMA quietly recinded their proscription against the use of HCL on page 18 of a weekly 24 page document. Got to support those vaccines after all.  Can't have anything that is cheap and works.

The artice closes with this:

The Taipei Times reports that company spokesmen state, “… it would take at least six months to rebuild the plant, as most production lines were damaged by the fire….”

And this:

But a six-month delay in resuming production may delay HCQ supplies to early stage Covid-19 patients, who could otherwise treat their affliction with it, combined with zinc and an antibiotic like azithromycin.

More at Taiwan English News

A bit of perspective - cause of death

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Inconvenient truth from CNBC:

The third-leading cause of death in US most doctors don’t want you to know about
“My little angel” is how Christopher Jerry describes his daughter Emily.

At just a year and a half, Emily was diagnosed with a massive abdominal tumor and endured numerous surgeries and rigorous chemotherapy before finally being declared cancer-free. But just to be sure, doctors encouraged Chris and his wife to continue with Emily’s last scheduled chemotherapy session, a three-day treatment that would begin on her second birthday.

On the morning of her final day of treatment, a pharmacy technician prepared the intravenous bag, filling it with more than 20 times the recommended dose of sodium chloride. Within hours Emily was on life support and declared brain dead.

Three days later she was gone.

Sadly, Emily’s case is not unique. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

Other studies report much higher figures, claiming the number of deaths from medical error to be as high as 440,000. The reason for the discrepancy is that physicians, funeral directors, coroners and medical examiners rarely note on death certificates the human errors and system failures involved. Yet death certificates are what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rely on to post statistics for deaths nationwide.


Some numbers - masks

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Masks do not work - some simple charts from Justin Hart's twitter account:

The numbers do not lie. Be sure to visit the site - lots of additional data to support this claim.

Do not forget that: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" and the evidence for masks being effective is simply not there.  Never has been.

Reactions to the Wuhan Flu vaccine

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Looks like a lot of people are having injection site pain with a measurable percentage of people having more severe reactions. From the Centers for Disease Control:

Local Reactions, Systemic Reactions, Adverse Events, and Serious Adverse Events: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Among all study vaccine recipients asked to complete diaries of their symptoms during the 7 days after vaccination, 84.7% reported at least one local injection site reaction. By age group, 88.7% in the younger group (aged 18 to 55 years) and 79.7% in the older group (aged >55 years) reported at least one local reaction. Pain at the injection site was the most frequent and severe solicited local reaction among vaccine recipients. After dose 1, the younger age group reported pain more frequently than the older age group (83.1% vs 71.1%); a similar pattern was observed after dose 2 (77.8% vs 66.1%). Injection site redness and swelling following either dose were reported less frequently than injection site pain. Redness and swelling were slightly more common after dose 2. No grade 4 local reactions were reported. Overall, the median onset of local reactions in the vaccine group was 0 (day of vaccination) to 2 days after either dose and lasted a median duration between 1 and 2 days. Data on local reactions were not solicited from persons aged 16-17 years. However, their reactions to vaccination are expected to be similar to those of young adults who were included. In addition, reactogenicity data from adolescents aged 12-15 years were obtained and reviewed, and were similar to those from adults aged 18-55 years. (Table 1Table 2)

They have some good charts there.  The sample size is OK - usually 1,000 to 2,000+ and they are also testing with a placebo. It is interesting in that the placebo tests for non-measurable things like "fatigue" "headache" "muscle pain" are much higher than for demonstrable things like fever, vomiting, dirrhea. People are uncertain about the vaccine and are attributing worse problems than it actually gives.

Taking my second dose of ivermectin shortly - looking for symptoms so want to do it on an empty stomach. Go to weekly doses after this.

This came out on December 7th, 2020 - just noticed it today. From the World Health Organization:

WHO Information Notice for IVD Users
Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2

And this:

Purpose of this notice: To ensure users of certain nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies are aware of certain aspects of the instructions for use (IFU) for all products.

Description of the problem: WHO has received user feedback on an elevated risk for false SARS-CoV-2 results when testing specimens using RT-PCR reagents on open systems.

As with any diagnostic procedure, the positive and negative predictive values for the product in a given testing population are important to note. As the positivity rate for SARS-CoV-2 decreases, the positive predictive value also decreases. This means that the probability that a person who has a positive result (SARS-CoV-2 detected) is truly infected with SARS-CoV-2 decreases as positivity rate decreases, irrespective of the assay specificity. Therefore, healthcare providers are encouraged to take into consideration testing results along with clinical signs and symptoms, confirmed status of any contacts, etc.

...yadda... ...yadda... ...yadda... Basically, they say that the RT-PCR test (swab up the nose, not the spit test or cheek swab) can deliver false positives (up to 90% in several studies)  Come on guys.  We knew that back in Summer. I thought that this organization was supposed to be proactive.  What are we paying you for then?

More at 11:00PM

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Could be true - I love the Pelosi reference:



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Study after study show efficacy in treating the Wuhan Flu both during the illness and as a prophylactic.  Enough to prompt me to buy a bottle of it.  Had my first dose this morning and so far, so good.  No side effects outside of an itching and burning of my third eye.  My tentacles are proving to be a bit of a challenge as my newest pup Truffle likes to nibble on them. She has sharp little puppy teeth.

It is in an oil suspension so diluted it into an ounce of avocado oil and did it as a shot.  3ml.  Planning another 3ml tomorrow and then do them weekly. These people carry it: Valley Vet

But seriously, here is an interesting eight minute podcast:

A new term - PIC

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From our ever-wonderful Centers for Disease Control:

COVIDView - Key Updates for Week 50, ending December 12, 2020
Nationally, surveillance indicators tracking levels of SARS-CoV-2 circulation and associated illnesses declined slightly or remained stable during the week ending December 12, 2020. The percentage of deaths due to pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19 (PIC) has been increasing since October. Both COVID-19-associated hospitalizations and PIC mortality for the most recent weeks are expected to increase as more data are received.

PIC = pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19

So anyone dying from pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 will have their death reported as PIC and it will be counted as a COVID death. Talk about fudging the numbers.

From Rumble:

Nurse passes out on live TV after being administered COVID-19 vaccine

Unfortunately, Big Tech is already in the process of wiping this video from existence.

There's nothing to be concerned about with the vaccine, according to mainstream media, Big Tech, and most medical professionals. That's why they're in the process of scrubbing the internet of the video above. They do not want anyone to know about the issues that have been popping up all week since the COVID-19 vaccine began rolling out.

I will probably take the vaccine but not now - give it six months or so.

Would not be surprised

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Always a possibility:


Finally - American Medical Association

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Buried on page 18 of this 24 page document:
Subject: Handbook Addendum - Supplemental Business and Information

RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association rescind its statement calling for physicians
to stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine until sufficient evidence becomes
available to conclusively illustrate that the harm associated with use outweighs benefit early in
the disease course. Implying that such treatment is inappropriate contradicts AMA Policy
H-120.988, “Patient Access to Treatments Prescribed by Their Physicians,” that addresses off
label prescriptions as appropriate in the judgement of the prescribing physician (Directive to
Take Action); and be it further

RESOLVED, That our AMA rescind its joint statement with the American Pharmacists
Association and American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and update it with a joint
statement notifying patients that further studies are ongoing to clarify any potential benefit of
hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 (Directive to Take
Action); and be it further

RESOLVED, That our AMA reassure the patients whose physicians are prescribing
hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for their early-stage COVID-19 diagnosis by
issuing an updated statement clarifying our support for a physician’s ability to prescribe an FDA
approved medication for off label use, if it is in her/his best clinical judgement, with specific
reference to the use of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of the
earliest stage of COVID-19 (Directive to Take Action); and be it further

RESOLVED, That our AMA take the actions necessary to require local pharmacies to fill valid
prescriptions that are issued by physicians and consistent with AMA principles articulated in
AMA Policy H-120.988, “Patient Access to Treatments Prescribed by Their Physicians,”
including working with the American Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health
System Pharmacists. (Directive to Take Action)

So, physicians are now able to prescribe hydroxychloroquine again. It works. It is cheap. Now, if they would do the same for ivermectin we would go a long way towards actually fixing this problem instead of just throwing vast amounts of taxpayer money (our dollars) at an unproved vaccine technology.

Inflating the numbers - WA State

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Looks like they are correcting them - from

214 Coronavirus Deaths Removed From WA Totals After Adjustment
The Washington State Department of Health on Thursday made a major adjustment to how it publicly reports coronavirus deaths, resulting in a noticeable drop in the totals reflected on the state dashboard.

Previously, the department included deaths that had a preliminary cause listed, the department said. Moving forward, the count will only include cases with an official, registered cause of death listed. According to state health officials, the change will streamline its process as death counts increase and allow for more precise reporting.

"Our normal process for releasing final death data is complex, involves multiple data systems, and can take up to 18 months from start to finish. This modified process requires that we make adjustments publicly and quickly without impacting the quality of the data or of our reporting.

Deaths due to factors other than COVID-19 can be hard to definitively rule out. For many of these conditions, COVID-19 may have hastened the death. These are the deaths we are reviewing, along with local health jurisdictions, to assess COVID-19's impact on the death."

As a result of the adjustments, Washington's official death count dropped from 3,016 on Wednesday to 2,850 Thursday, a difference of 166.

Now if they would just start coding correctly - someone coming to the hospital with a heart attack is not a COVID death. Even if they have it in their bloodstream. We need the real and accurate numbers, not the "numbers" that support their narrative.

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