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COVID-19 epidemic in the USA

March 24, 2020 (source J.P. Morgan) April 4, 2020 (source J.P. Morgan)

Neoliberal MSM dance around human mortality and fearmongering to get more revenue  provoked real panic. The USA government did not have a plan for coronavirus outbreak and improvises as events unfold.  China on Jan 22 had 571 case and on Feb 1 14,308 cases while the US on March 8 had 541 cases and it reached 13,789 cases on March 19. So the US was about 45 days behind China   USA government simply wasted 45 days and was caught without pants. Even the US navy was caught without pants.

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Introduction

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense,
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed.”
President Dwight Eisenhower, 
Chance for Peace” speechApril 1953,

COVID-19 provided an interesting way for the USA population to pay the price for the militarism of its elite.

We can already can state the the US government reaction was subpar:

As of April 25, 2020 the COVID-19 epidemic in the USA is over the peak and is on decline. Period of exponential growth ended around March 22, 2020 and since then the acceleration is stably negative and now is around 8% a day ( 5 days average). This is a huge, four times drop  from around 32% a day during the exponential phase.

Fearmongering graphs with absolute numbers is just a smoke screen over the fact that statistically COVID-19 did not exceeded the lethality a common seasonal flu (nobody is denying that virus pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is much worse then bacterial pneumonia  -- a common complication of ordinary seasonal flu). Fearmongering using absolute numbers is pretty effective and a very nasty trick ( please note that average mortality in the USA is 8K a day (240K a month) and average number of infected by seasonal flu in tens of millions; 0.8 million is just minuscule number in comparison), Emphasizing number of positive case helps to create drama, but the only interesting figure is the number of hospitalization which Hopkins disinformators conveniently omit.  And inside the number of hospitalizations the number of severe cases (patients moved to ISU is also pretty informative; none is provided )Also the default in right bottom square should be  "daily cases" because "confirmed" is not only uninformative, but represent pure fearmongering.

  Date Total cases Cases per one million Daily increase in cases Day increase in percent Weekly  increase Weekly  increase in % 5 days averafe 20 days  days average    Serious (in ICU) % of serious cases in total Deaths Weekly deaths Daily death  Deaths five days average Percentage of COVID deaths in daily mortality   Recovered Notes
7 3/1 75 0 10 33%                         75    
1 3/2 100 0 25 33%                         100   100 mark
2 3/3 124 0 24 24%                         124    
3 3/4 158 0 34 27%                         158    
4 3/5 221 1 63 40%     31                   221    
5 3/6 319 1 98 44%     49                   319    
6 3/7 435 1 116 36%     67                   435    
7 3/8 541 2 106 24% 441   83                   541    
1 3/9 704 2 163 30%     109                   704    
2 3/10 994 3 290 41%     155                   994   1K mark
3 3/11 1,301 4 307 31%     196                   1,301    
4 3/12 1,630 5 329 25%     239                   1,630    
5 3/13 2,183 7 553 34%     328                   2,183    
6 3/14 2,771 8 588 27%   0% 413                   2,771    
7 3/15 3,617 11 846 31% 2,913 30% 525               10 0.3%           3,617    
1 3/16 4,604 14 987 27%   0% 661               10 0.2% 86         4,518    
2 3/17 6,357 19 1,753 38%   0% 945               12 0.2% 109   23   0% #VALUE!    
3 3/18 9,317 28 2,960 47%   0% 1427               12 0.1% 150   41   1% #VALUE!   10K mark
4 3/19 13,998 42 4,681 50%   0% 2245             206 1.5% 207   57   1% #VALUE!    
5 3/20 19,551 59 5,553 40%   0% 3187             255 1.3% 256   49   1% #VALUE!    
6 3/21 24,418 74 4,867 25%   0% 3963             301 1.2% 302   46         43 1% 23,969 147  
7 3/22 33,840 102 9,422 39% 29,236 37% 5497             414 1.2% 419 269 117         62 1% 33,243 178  
1 3/23 44,189 134 10,349 31%   0% 6974             555 1.3% 573   154         85 2% 43,432 184  
2 3/24 55,398 167 11,209 25%   0% 8280             780 1.4% 775   202       114 3% 54,245 378  
3 3/25 68,905 208 13,507 24%   0% 9871          1,027 1.5% 1,032   257       155 3% 67,489 384 1K dead
4 3/26 86,379 261 17,474 25%   0% 12392          1,295 1.5% 1,143   111       168 1% 83,540 1696  
5 3/27 105,207 318 18,828 22%   0% 14273          1,695 1.6% 1,693   550       255 7% 101,303 2211 100K mark
6 3/28 124,788 377 19,581 19%   0% 16120          2,220 1.8% 2,211   518       328 6% 119,346 3231  
7 3/29 144,980 438 20,192 16% 100,791 25% 17916 6,878 194%      2,583 1.8% 2,457 1,425 246       336 3% #VALUE!    
1 3/30 168,177 508 23,197 16%   0% 19854 7,975 191%      3,141 1.9% 3,129   672       419 8% #VALUE!    
2 3/31 193,353 584 25,176 15%   0% 21395 9,160 175%      4,053 2.1% 4,053   924       582 12% 182,049 7251  
3 4/1 220,295 666 26,942 14%   0% 23018 10,428 158%      5,102 2.3% 5,102   1049       682 13% 206,315 8878  
4 4/2 250,908 758 30,613 14%   0% 25224 11,870 158%      6,076 2.4% 6,076   974       773 12% 232,891 11941 10K recovered
5 4/3 283,447 856 32,539 13%   0% 27693 13,394 143%      7,121 2.5% 7,212   1136       951 14% 263,506 12729  
6 4/4 317,994 961 34,547 12%   0% 29963 15,011 130%      8,452 2.7% 8,452   1240   1,065 16% 294,856 14686  
7 4/5 343,747 1,039 25,753 8% 175,570 14% 30079 16,197 59%      8,702 2.5% 9,616 4,514 1164   1,113 15% 316,154 17977  
1 4/6 375,348 1,134 31,601 9%   0% 31011 17,654 79%      8,879 2.4% 10,871   1255   1,154 16% 344,806 19671 10K dead
2 4/7 409,225 1,236 33,877 9%   0% 31663 19,184 77%      9,182 2.2% 12,848   1977   1,354 25% 374,502 21875  
3 4/8 441,569 1,334 32,344 8%   0% 31624 20,583 57%      9,485 2.1% 14,768   1920   1,511 24% 402,900 23902  
4 4/9 475,515 1,437 33,946 8%   0% 31504 21,977 54%   10,011 2.1% 16,697   1929   1,649 24% 432,890 25928  
5 4/10 509,604 1,540 34,089 7%   0% 33171 23,336 46%   10,917 2.1% 18,747   2050   1,826 26% 463,543 27314  
6 4/11 539,942 1,631 30,338 6%   0% 32919 24,549 24%   11,471 2.1% 20,577   1830   1,941 23% 488,912 30453  
7 4/12 567,708 1,715 27,766 5% 192,360 8% 31697 25,422 9%   11,766 2.1% 22,105 7,337 1528   1,851 19% 512,969 32634  
1 4/13 594,693 1,797 26,985 5%   0% 30625 26,214 3%   12,772 2.1% 23,640   1535   1,774 19% 534,105 36948  
2 4/14 621,953 1,879 27,260 5%   0% 29288 26,979 1%   13,473 2.2% 29,825   6185   2,626 77% 553,308 38820 change in death count methods
3 4/15 648,148 1,958 26,195 4%   0% 27709 27,583 -5%   13,487 2.1% 32,588   2763   2,768 35% 569,859 45701 change in death count methods
4 4/16 682,454 2,062 34,306 5%   0% 28502 28,385 21%   13,509 2.0% 34,619   2031   2,808 25% 594,730 53106  
5 4/17 714,822 2,160 32,368 5%   0% 29423 29,029 12%   13,509 1.9% 37,154   2535   3,010 32% 617,158 60510  
6 4/18 743,901 2,247 29,079 4%   0% 29842 29,482 -1%   13,551 1.8% 39,331   2177   3,138 27% 636,301 68269  
7 4/19 770,084 2,327 26,183 4% 175,391 5% 29626 29,767 -12%   13,556 1.8% 40,901 8,313 1570   2,215 20% 657,996 71187  
1 4/20 798,227 2,412 28,143 4%   0% 30016 30,002 -6%   13,951 1.7% 42,853   1952   2,053 24% 682,985 72389  
2 4/21 824,332 2,490 26,105 3%   0% 28376 30,047 -13%   14,016 1.7% 45,536   2683   2,183 34% 695,873 82923  
3 4/22 854,542 2,582 30,210 4%   0% 27944 30,202 0%   14,016 1.6% 47,894   2358   2,148 29% 722,598 84050  
4 4/23 886,274 2,678 31,732 4%   0% 28475 30,256 5%   14,016 1.6% 50,191   2297   2,172 29% 750,906 85177  
5 4/24 925,232 2,795 38,958 4%   0% 31030 30,561 27%   14,016 1.5% 52,488   2297   2,317 29% 786,440 86304  
6 4/25 960,651 2,902 35,419 4%   0% 32485 30,603 16%   14,016 1.5% 54,256   1768   2,281 22% 803,853 102543  
7 4/26 987,160 2,982 26,509 3% 188,933 4% 32566 30,639 -13%   14,016 1.4% 55,413 7,519 1157   1,975 14% 812,966 118781  
1 4/27 1,010,356 3,052 23,196 2%   0% 31163 30,238 -23%   14,186 1.4% 56,797   1384   1,781 17% 814,569 138990 One  million tested postive

Unfortunately this silly, alarmist and incompetently constructed web site became the reference site for the epidemic.  It just scream: give me money poor Pinocchio. Below is the simple spreadsheet that I constructed and that provide a little bit more clear picture of what is happing since the beginning of the epidemic. From it is is clear that we are past peak and that the virus retreats in all metrics (daily positive cases, daily death, daily hospitalization, daily ICU cases (ICU cases stabilized at around 14K total and change very little from day today now), etc)

The USA handing of the coronarovirus epidemic is interesting by its unique mix  of  effects of neoliberalism and incompetence of Trump administration (which was distracted in December and January by impeachment farce, thanks to Pelosi and friends). Effects of neoliberalism with its offshoring on manufacturing, outsourcing of essential functions, and long transcontinental "just-in-time" supply chains was especially drastic. The country with one trillion military budget had found itself without masks without sanitizers and even without special goans. Navy leadership was caught without pants, and Captain  Crozier who raises alarm about the epidemic on USS Theodor Roosevelt paid the price for reveling this sad fact.

Some idiotic race for ventilators also unfolded despite the fact that it was not clear if they are proper tool for treating severe cases of COVID-19. Unconfirmed information exists that this is more like high altitude sickness due to depletion of hemoglobin for which ventilator is useless, than malfunction of chest muscles or breathing regulation. In the latter case ( the case of ARDS ) ventilator does help some small percentage of patients; most die anyway iether while on ventilator or soon after due to mechanical damage to the lungs). Idiotic statement of governor Cuomo about NY need of 40K ventilators can be viewed as the pinnacle of this  "ventilator hoarding" epidemic.

As you would expect the performance of the neoliberal state during epidemic can be anything but competent because "greed is good" and depreciation of solidarity does NOT fare well at such times.  Add to immanent to neoliberalism (aka casino capitalism) existence of largely parasitic class of financial intermediaries (FIRE sector) which like intestinal worms weaken the social organism.

Another factor is the level of degeneration of neoliberal elite. The incompetence on many levels during this epidemic is a symptom of a morally-degenerate managerial class (in especially its most parasitic forms represented by  equity sharks such as Romney,  the gallery of "banksters" like Goldman Sachs "financial hackers",  and vulture funds "titans" such as Paul Singer. Regulate corporate management (such as in IBM or Boeing) also is perverted by MBS types and mostly  concerted with self-enrichment by offshoring, outsourcing, cutting the head count and using this instruments pushing up stock prices and getting outsized bonuses. People infected with neoliberal ideas have no sense of responsibility to anyone other than themselves.

The bank bailout in 2008 buried neoliberal ideology (the preachers of the neoliberal agenda suddenly found themselves without an audience)  but also exposed the level of hijacking of the state by financial oligarchy.  It is hard to distinguish between incompetence and fraud.  Much that looks incompetent conceals fraud (stock buybacks, Boeing fiasco, etc). And note that Boeing moved its headquarters to Chicago “to be more like GE”. Well they’ve destroyed the company to be more like the looters and liars and cheats. Along with GE there are some other notable poster-children of how private enterprise has committed suicide through the wanton bloodletting of its skilled employees (Boeing being a recent case-in-point).

The same phenomena can be found in universities, colleges  where faculties are no longer bolstered by a strong bench of tenured staff, contract and non-tenured hire-and-fire disposable staff are now the norm. No matter how many “systems” and “quality functions” they put in place, experience matters.

The story of the USA reaction on the emerging coronavirus pandemic can also be viewed as the case study of bureaucratic incompetence, when conflicting institutions and agenda paralyze any efforts. Fauci slept completely the first two months and then start running from one news outlet to another crying Wolf! Wolf!. Trump incompetence is only the tip of the iceberg. The whole Deep State proved to be too rigid to properly react to the epidemic, because each measure looked too drastic and too damaging to neoliberal globalization, until it was late to implement it. And then it was implemented anyway.  One effect of any large bureaucracy is that  any rare oasis  of reliable and timely information that exist is to be suppressed. And this is not Trump fault, although his incompetence exaggerated the effect.  This is iron logic of any large bureaucracy.

What is interesting is that the epidemic is localized in few hot spots with the largest being New York metropolitan areas. So governments could took measures immediately even without federal government prompting them. And that would be much better that nationwide shutdown. And FBI and CIA have the local governments in pocket anyway (this is a national security state, not something else after all). So where was the CIA boss when we needed her ? Or she is just capable of running Russiagate gaslighting operation type of operations?  CIA honchos used to have audacity to launch the efforts to depose Trump. Can we believe that they can't bypass Trump when they need to?

One of the problems is that financialization and securitization of everything revealed during this epidemic is that has effectively separated the managerial class in both private and public sector from knowledge and experience of actual logistics and execution. Transferring securities with the push of a button is not the same as getting an industrial plant or phone center built, trained, and running efficiently. Companies and organizations with a history of doing this well manage to lost that capability in only a couple of years after financial shark CEO was installed (e.g. IBM, CDC, FEMA, numerous companies taken over by private equity ).  They know the price of everything and the value of nothing

The rise of the FIRE sectors as a percentage of GDP has been obvious for a long time. And now the USA economy is over-financialized. All this has done is with layer after layers of  debt and interest payments  to the detriment of the real economy.  Financialization creates a positive feedback loop. Every system with positive feedback loop will crash, sooner or later. Neoliberals worked really hard to remove not just the negative feedback,  but any traces of the negative feedback on financial sector.  That makes COVID-19 recession more serious then in other circumstances and requiring much large bailout of FIRE sector.

The idea that “never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence” (Hanlon's razor - Wikipedia ) is not longer true. The neoliberal America has a lot of corruption. Some obviously stupid actions are explainable for short term greed motives. That explains much of what we are seeing now.

CDC botched testing program during COVID-19 epidemic became a textbook example of bureaucratic incompetence.  They do not do competence in Washington. You need to start holding people responsible and that's impossible with the new neoliberal aristocracy (financial oligarchy), which inherited all vices of the old but none of its virtues.

The virus epidemic which started in the USA in full force only in March (two month after the start of epidemic in China) will probably follow Chinese pattern.  Which means the time to the peak will be around two-three months (which means approximately in late April ot early May the epidemics might start subsiding.).  The worst pandemic going on in the US and around the world in not Covit-19, it is opioid pandemic, 53,000 died last year in the US from opioids abuse alone. And this is not just in the US it is a world wide problem.

The aggravating factors for the USA include amazing lack of discipline (especially for teenagers), ignorance, petty greed, incompetence of the elite, and paradoxically widespread nutty religiousness (allowing religious services while keeping everybody on quarantines is pretty strange to me.)

Extremes meet: Orthodox Jews and Christian conservatives behavior patterns during this epidemic were very similar to Muslims: the funniest irony of it all is that while Iran has exacerbated coronavirus spread due to religious ignorance of population, similar incidents happened in the US too. Add to this the "American exceptionalism" which in reality is primitive nationalism, and neoliberalism with its deification of "free markets" which prevent some necessary measures,  and "Huston we have a problem"

IMHO any elite who is detached from the actual production process and engaged primarily in parasitic activities (finance), is decadent.

Any elite who is detached from the actual production process and engaged primarily in parasitic activities (finance), is decadent. In other words financialization of the economy means decadence of the elite

Pretty drastic measures taken by some states like NY, NJ, California and Washington (Currently New York Metropolital are is the epicenter of the epidemics with around 50% of all positive test for coronavirus ) were compromised by religious nuttiness and "covidiots" a sizable faction of younger population and students which went to Florida and other resorts during spring break despite warnings and then, because universities were closed, brought infection to their communities.  Some people considered losing a couple of thousand dollar which they paid for cruise ship trip more valuable then their health and went to cruise ship tripe even after the incident with Diamond Princess  (the first bad news about passengers on the Diamond Princess came on Feb 4, 2020).

Till March 2e we saw typical for initial stages of any flu epidemic exponential increase of cases, with  the number of patient doubling in approx. three days but a very low number of critical cases and hospitalizations.  Later the speed of epidemics start slowing down and in April dropped to less then 10% a day. 

The peak of the USA elidemic might happen somewere in late April, early May. Number of infections among medical personnel, another important metric, are unavailable  (worldometers.info

It took the USA eight days to get from 100 cases to 1000 and another eight days to get from 1K to 10K.  Some of the dynamics  can be explained the low availability of test kits  -- this was the area where CDC royally screwed the US population

Unfortunately, the current atmosphere increasingly exhibits the characteristics of a collective panic—and that is always a poor basis for intelligent policy decisions.

The neoliberal society with its twisted guiding philosophy of radical individualism and competition combined with a supremacist “that could never happen here” attitude quickly falls into panicked chaos when reality kicks in and reveals the society’s underlying vulnerabilities. Countries with weak social safety nets and an ideological opposition to social responsibility are extremely vulnerable to systemic breakdown when their societies are hit with unexpected stress. That is what we see in the USA. This virus is revealing just how ineffective the neoliberal social Darwinism (“every man for himself”) ethic  (aka "neoliberal rationality") is and how deeply in denial and out of touch with reality these societies are. Including first of all neoliberal politicians.

The for-profit health system in the USA is certainly is very efficient in raking in cash for insurance companies and big pharma. But health care outcomes are mediocre at best and other countries do a far better job for far less money. The most basic needs of patients and health care workers are often unmet. Health care workers complain they haven’t received proper training putting them in danger of infection and do not have supplies to protect themselves even as they treat COVID-19 patients. And that's in richest country in the world.

...system can’t provide enough hand sanitizer the governor of New York came up with a solution. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will produce hand sanitizer made by prison labor .

We already are No.1. NYC is now world capital of coronavirus infections.   The fact that the country with one trillion military budget and 17 intelligence agencies was caught without pants for this epidemics is incredible. No plan for dealing with epidemic. States improvise as epidemics unfold, often overreacting with disastrous for the economy results.

We definitely have "Coronavirus recession" now as the second stage of 2008 recession/stagnation. All neoliberal transformation of the USA economy now had blow into our faces. Silicon Valley is partially guilty as the staunch promoter of neoliberalism and globalization in the USA. I would jail a couple to "tech titans" just as a useful scapegoats, but only after banksters (especially NYC faction of private equity sharks who destroyed the US healthcare). Renovation of Alcatraz for this purpose would be a very worthwhile project :-)

The USA might fare worse then China in this epidemic as there are a lot of overweight, deeply unhealthy people in the USA.  Many overweigh people are diabetic. Especially among African Americans, I sometimes watch with amazement and horror how many barely walk and have difficulties getting out of the car. Especially all those 300+ pound women and men.

For a country with one trillion military budget not having enough masks and ventilators and accepting help from China and Russia is very humiliating.  Level of bureaucratic incompetence demonstrated in this particular case is just staggering. 

Now it is clear the healthcare system has military importance. What is worse is that as the USA is considered now "not capable to adhere to signed treaties" there might be a new round of armed race in this particular area.

And in the USA healthcare is almost completely broken and taken over by private equity sharks. Only people with a good insurance are OK in this environment (let's say top 20% or so). Most of the population are screwed up. Ambulance ride can cost you neat $5K even if you have insurance, as most ambulances are conveniently "out of network" and are owned by Wall Street scum. Doctors here are not always trustworthy. For example, dozens of cardiac surgeons landed in jail performing unnecessary operations of healthy patients. And for one caught, probably tens exist that were not caught. Horrible stores abound. Inserting stents into healthy patients became a national hobby. Such a money sucking insects in white gowns.

Many people are afraid to go to the hospital even in case of real emergencies, as they do not have health insurance. That includes most of contractors. Because hospitals now are also owned by Wall Street scum. Financialization, as it is called. AKA Casino Capitalism. Selling stocks, buying stocks, getting bonuses. Most readers probably know the game and participated in this game (as marks ;).

That means that those people will propagate virus and make the epidemic worse and much longer.  In NJ not 100% of  front line staff of shops that still open still wearing masks (and almost nobody wear masks before March 20 or so). What is the value of quarantine is such situation is very unclear to me. Also not all shops force visitors to disinfect hands on entry. This is another big no-no.  Some shops that enforce two meter policy inside create lines of hundred of people outside which probably serve better for the propagation of the virus then presence inside the shop as the period of close infection is longer.

Frontline staff of still opened shops who do not wear masks will propagate virus and make the epidemic worse and much longer.  In NJ (No.2 state in the USA, as for the number of tested positive) not 100% of  front line staff of shops that still open still wearing masks (and almost nobody wear masks before March 20 or so).

What is the value of quarantine is such situation is very unclear to me.

It is quite possible that the virus originated from the USA. There was so called "vaping pneumonia" epidemic int he USA in august 2019.  Google "vaping pneumonia" -- it looks very similar to the COVID-19 virus pneumonia. Just a different category of affected: mostly smokers of some nasty staff. And for some reason nobody made genomic analysis of this the pathogen in this illness, which raises an important question: Is it different from COVID-19 or not?

I would like to state it again: the fact that the country with one trillion military budget was caught without pants for this epidemics is incredible.  And this is for a country with laboratories which store anthrax and other nasty staff. IMHO a large part of Pentagon brass, all those "Pentagon perfumed princes" need to be replaced after this incident.

Not enough stockpiled masks (even regular surgical mask, to say nothing about N95 masks), no ventilators (or more correctly not enough), no reserve production capacities to produce them, no plan how to deal with epidemics, some ad-hoc improvisations on state level. In other words this country does not have ability to produce N95 masks in quantities needed even for hospital staff (and  you be be sure that in case of epidemic international supplies will not difficult to get.) Just a bunch of expensive and semi-useless F35 and aircraft carriers to feed military industrial complex. BTW aircraft careers and submarines proved to be perfect places for the propagation of this virus. Warships (like cruise ships) are for this virus like mosquitoes for malaria.

To add insult to injury this court jester Dr. Fauci, since 1984 the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) slept over all January and woke up only in late February, crying Wolf, Wolf. He should not only be dismissed but prosecuted for criminal negligence. This old hat should travel to China or Korea in Jan and access the situation immediately because close ties between China and the USA in globalized economy. You do not need to have Ph.D to understand the NYC and LA will be next after Wuhan.

On the positive side epidemic is slowing down in the USA from average increase of positive probes 34% a day to 24% a day. I calculated some statistics and it is clear the danger is overblown and just enforcing wearing of masks in public places would do the job in this particular case.

There are only slightly above 30K hospitalizations (read cases of virus pneumonia) in the USA so far. Statistically this is just noise in comparison with seasonal flu (810K hospitalizations) but the virus pneumonia itself is very nasty (with fibrosis of lungs of various degree as a common outcome), so this is not apple-to apple comparison. Flu mainly causes bacterial pneumonia.

The original reaction in the United States government to the corona outbreak was surprisingly casual. It is unclear what information multiple intelligence agencies have had, because now they were engaged in efforts to save face and blame Trump administration and China  (U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic ). 

One of the most regrettable blunders was that the administration did not close access to senior care centers for visitors and some of them which became the local centers of infection. As well as religious congregations. Some orthodox congregations and evangelical congregations became hot spots for propagating infection.  Is it so difficult to worship your God in masks ?  Hand disinfection was also not implemented.

Trump administration did absolutly nothing in January and February to rump up local production of masks and other clothing necessary for medical personnel to fight infection. Medics, who are in most danger among all population groups,  were not systematically trained by  Koreans (the USA has two month to do so).  Proper protocols were not established. This was the major blunder of Trump administration and the case of bureaucratic incompetence what will be studying in textbooks. 

At the same time some facts point out that the danger of this epidemic is systematically distorted (https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/)

In the absence of data, prepare-for-the-worst reasoning leads to extreme measures of social distancing and lockdowns. Unfortunately, we do not know if these measures work. School closures, for example, may reduce transmission rates. But they may also backfire if children socialize anyhow, if school closure leads children to spend more time with susceptible elderly family members, if children at home disrupt their parents ability to work, and more. School closures may also diminish the chances of developing herd immunity in an age group that is spared serious disease.

The USA government behaviour  drastically changed in March 11 with Trump's surprise announcement of cancelling air travel from EU countries for 30 days. Initially GB and Ireland were excluded, which provide for strangled travelers a "window" of escape. Later they were added.  Still all this was badly planned and caused major panic with ticket prices for the last flights from EU to the USA skyrocketing to ten thousand dollars.

CDC blunders is another parts of the story of bureaucratic incompetence. CDC did not launch the training of medical personnel in January  to use protective gear, despite that the fact that the virus severely affected medical personnel in Wuhan. 

There was no efforts to create "reasonable" safeguards in US airports, despite that fact that both are known centers of infections. There were only very limited attempt to establish the screening and mandatory quarantine of passengers in airports, arriving from international flights.

Looks like the USA government completely wasted the whole January February and met flaring up of infections in March unprepared.  And what is most important CDC botched the production and distribution of virus tests leaving the country without them till late March, when testing can change nothing. Gin was out of the bottle. 

It seems the CDC, NIH and the USA privatized health care system in general was caught flat-footed and didn't have any plan to execute.  Currently CDC does not even provide the information about how this particular virus spreads Look at this pitiful document (Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC)

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

And this is from organization with several billion dollars budget and specialized labs which theoretically should be able to establish precisely how virus replicates in short order. And what are possible health effects for those who get severe and critical cases but did not die.

At the same time Trump attempted to fight panic spread by  neoliberal MSM as for mortality and that's probably the only positive part of the government response ( Trump disputes World Health Organization death rate )

Asked about WHO's coronavirus fatality rate findings during an interview Wednesday, Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity: "Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number."

He added, "now, this is just my hunch ... based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it's very mild."

Trump later put the number at less than 1%.

Later events proved that he was right.

While some problems that the USA now experiencing with coronavirus are the direct or indirect result of blunders (like CDC blunder with test kits; of overcrowding of returning passengers in airports on arrival from Europe after the fight ban), some are not.  Many things are rooted deeply in neoliberal globalization and perverted neoliberal rationality. Both make proper reaction to dangerous epidemic almost impossible. So by-and-large the USA current problems were unavoidable.

Also in epidemics like in war mistakes are to be made. At the same time repeating Chinese mistakes was pain vanilla incompetence. Classic bureaucratic incompetence, if you wish. While there are no perfect responses in the current environment (the availability of a vaccine would change everything), the earlier government reacted, the slower the virus would spread.

But under neoliberal globalization any reaction like closing international travel and mandatory 14 days quarantine for arraval entails severe economic disruption, and that means that the measures were postponed till it's to late for them to be affective while providing the same level of economic disruption.  Meanwhile large sectors of the economy, here and abroad, are nearly collapsing because of fears about COVID-19 epidemics that are not entirely justified.

Watch the interviews below. Dr. Anthony Fauci who is the head of the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) This high level "medical diplomat"  in his March interviews carefully avoid mentioning that fact that CDC completely botched producing and distributing test kits and the government did nothing substantial to combat the virus the whole February.  And that he spept all january and February doing tnothing to prepere the county to the epidemic.

As the result the USA goverment was not able to provide adequate quantities of masks even to medical workers. Frontline personnel in grocery shops, Wall Mart, etc still working the first half of March without masks. That makes a joke the fact that the USA was viewed as a country best prepared to facing the pandemic:

Ever since the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014, which the Global Health Security Index calls "a wake-up call," projects like this have been created to put better mechanisms in place for future pandemics of all kinds; be they naturally occurring viruses or genetically engineered bioweapons.

The tests the Index was based on concerns whether countries have "functional, tested, proven capabilities for stopping outbreaks at the source" which are then "regularly tested and shown to be functional in exercises or real-world events." Pretty serious stuff, then.

Countries were assessed based on six criteria: “Prevention, Detection and Reporting, Rapid Response, Health System, Compliance with International Norms, and Risk Environment.” Of those six, the US topped the field in four, even scoring an almost perfect 98.2 in “Early Detection & Reporting.” (So much for that.)

Overall, the US put the rest of the world to shame, scoring 83.5 out of a possible 100. In second place was the United Kingdom, followed by the Netherlands, Australia and Canada. Italy is in 31st place overall, and China is in 51st place. Most of the lowest scoring countries are small islands or African countries, and Equatorial Guinea gets the wooden spoon. The full list and report can be viewed here.

A comedy of errors

Being one of the richest countries in the world at the cutting edge of scientific innovation and medicine should have gone some way towards making America pandemic-proof. So why, then, are they in such big trouble now? The answer lies in their government’s poor decision-making from the very beginning, which has sent them on the most dangerous of all possible paths.

They were too slow to begin testing suspected cases, and when they did, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bungled the rollout. Their cases really began to spike around mid-March, but now that they have taken the lead in confirmed cases outside of China, one feels that they will not look back. Just how bad the situation could deteriorate in the US remains to be seen.

Most airports did not perform even elementary screening of arriving passengers.  And the operation of returning the US citizens from Europe after travel with EU countries was banned was also completely botched. All February the administration essentially was allowing the flow infected passengers from Italy and France without screening and quarantine  (two severely hit by COVID-19 countries with large tourists flows from the USA) to spread the disease in the USA:

But there is some progress. With national emergency declared on Feb 13, FEMA's USD 50 billion is unlocked to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA is one of the few federal institutions which still works and works well.

Arrival of warm weather on Eastern Coast may significantly change the dynamic of epidemics, slow down infections and help NYC, which is the most severe affected on this coast and the most densely populated area.  

Measures for self-isolation of seniors that state like NY, NJ and California tries now, with all their shortcomings,  is of vital importance and it should have been done much earlier, because the USA has advantage of Chinese experience with this epidemic (which it by-and-large ignored). This was not done. There should also be the prohibition of air trips and remove vacations (including cruise ships) for this category of people. Violators they put their own life and lives of other people especially medical personnel in unnecessary danger. Seniors are the major factor is overcrowding of intensive care beds in the hospitals.  Trying to protect them from this virus is probably the most important part of "flattening the curve" efforts.

The USA has a lower population density than other affected countries so outside of large cities like New York it is in much better position  to suppress the epidemics. Large parts of the country such as Texas already have warm weather  which typically helps to suppress such epidemics.

Globally COVID-19 is spreading more slowly then in the USA slowly: 69K cases on Feb 15 vs. 162K cases on March 15: in other words the number of cases  approx. doubled in one month period. Assuming that the next month will be same and then epidemic start to subside replicating the shape of the curve before the peak,  we will have globally around 162+324+162K=648K or something like half-million cases total for this virus

The delay between the shutdown in Wuhan and a fall in new daily cases was 12 days . That suggests that in two weeks  from now (April 2)  we will probably see a drop in the number of new cases in the US. But that is not guaranteed.

The priority is to slow down the spread of the disease to lessen overcrowding of hospital beds with severe cases.

At the same time there are multiple cases of selfish, reckless behaviour of a part of the population.  Some young people from closed schools and universities engage in travel as tickets and hotels are dirt cheap now. Those who carry the virus are spreading the infection with them.   Some people who are at risk are not wearing mask and engage in reckless behaviour disrespecting community interests such as shopping using public transport or other encounters with large number of people. Years of neoliberalism brainwashing  ("Greed is good", "shareholder value" mantra, glorification of unlimited predatory competition as in Latin saying "homo homini lupus est") converted a large part of the US population into  greedy and selfish animals,   and while such people concentrate in FIRE sector, other segment of population  are also severely affected.  The situation is especially bad in NYC. 

Years of neoliberalism brainwashing converted some part of the US population into greedy and selfish animals and this epidemic and while such people concentrate in FIRE sector, other segment of population are also severely affected. Epidemic of hoarding also had shown the ugly face of neoliberal rationality in full grace. The situation is especially bad in NYC. 

So far infections are clustered within families and friends of initially infected persons. For example, if wife is infected, the husband and children typically became infected too. Common spreading centers are religious gatherings and conferences. The same danger represents  travelling with the infected person in public transport if he/she is not wearing a mask, or any other close and prolonged contact. Most of initial US patients had recently visited Wuhan or attended meeting/conference were at least one infected person  was present.  "Community spread" cases, where person was infected in transport or public places like grocery shops like on this early state of epidemic are relatively rare.

The lower you are in the USA "wealth pyramid" the  worse it is for you. Particularly for the elderly underclass.

peterAUS, February 26, 2020 at 12:23 am GMT 

@Delta G

Is the Chinese Government using the Corona outbreak as a cover for some other purpose?

Definitely. Iranian too. Related to trade war/sanctions I feel. The bottom line, everybody on top wins, in this game. Say….up to 20 %. The rest are designated losers. Lower in the pyramid worse it is. The elderly underclass in particular. Good gig…for some. So far works like charm.

Critique of the "flattening the curve" approach adopted by the USA

Adapted from the article by John P.A. Ioannidis https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/

Yet if the health system does become overwhelmed, the majority of the extra deaths may not be due to coronavirus but to other common diseases and conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, etc that are not adequately treated. If the level of the epidemic does overwhelm the health system and extreme measures have only modest effectiveness, then flattening the curve may make things worse: Instead of being overwhelmed during a short, acute phase, the health system will remain overwhelmed for a more protracted period. That’s another reason we need data about the exact level of the epidemic activity.

One of the bottom lines is that we don’t know how long ockdowns can be maintained without major consequences to the economy and society. Hyping the threat by MSM already produced harding epidemic in the USA.    Unpredictable evolutions may ensue, including financial crisis.

At a minimum, we need unbiased prevalence and incidence data for the evolving infectious load to guide decision-making.

In the most pessimistic scenario, which I do not espouse, if the new coronavirus infects 60% of the global population and 1% of the infected people die, that will translate into more than 40 million deaths globally, matching the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The vast majority of this hecatomb would be people with limited life expectancies. That’s in contrast to 1918, when many young people died.

Hoarding epidemics

We can discuss whether CODID-19 represents a pandemic or not, but hoarding epidemics in the USA is very real.

It also feels like a scam: there is no shortage of snake oil sellers who hope stoking such fears will make people buy more supplies. The reality is that there is little point “preparing“ for the most catastrophic scenarios some of these people envision. As a species, we live and die by our social world and  infrastructure — and outside some minimal stocks (say two weeks supply of food in areas affected by infection  and which might be subject to quarantine (which are currently only two cities in the  US.) Moreover, it is difficult to predict  what will be needed in the face of total catastrophe (Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S. - Scientific American Blog Network ). You can't drink sanitizer and you need minimal amount of it when you are outside of home. In all other cases regular soap is more effective against this virus,  so hoarding sanitizer is far from the best move you can make:

American Association for the Advancement of Science By Derek Lowe 4 March, 2020

ScienceMag - Pipeline

Since this is going to be a post about the coronavirus, let's start off with this PSA: wash your hands. These viruses have a lipid envelope that is crucial to their structure and function, and soaps and detergents are thus very effective at inactivating them. It's fast, it's simple, and it's one of the more useful things that any individual can do under these conditions.

The real crisis scenarios we’re likely to encounter require cooperation and, crucially, “flattening the curve” of the crisis   which includes sharing not hoarding, so the more vulnerable (older folks) can fare better and our social world and the infrastructure will be less stressed.  For those who can do it that way that means switching to work from home and avoiding unnecessary travel and meetings.  Most think those days can be done via phone of via teleconferencing.

We do not need to contribute to the panic, and to panic  buying isopropyl alcohol and hand sanitizers as if there no tomorrow. From state to state, shelves at grocery stores are being emptied. Community after community is stocking up on essential goods as they anticipate a very remote (or non-existent  in many areas of the country ) possibility our of fears of forced  China style self-quarantine.  In reality only retired persons in areas with active cases of infection need to self-quarantine as they are the most vulnerable and can overwhelm  hospitals. They generally should stay home, avoid direct contact with relatives  and friends (which are rare those days, anyway, so no big deal) , and do only rare shopping which should exclude all shopping for clothing, etc.  They need a lot of exposure to sun, vitamins, flesh air to boost the immune system. Abandoning bad  habits like smoking would be nice too. No or minimal visits to restaurants, entertainment centers like casino,  or God forbid cruise ships or international travel. For the sake of everyone else, they should prepare to stay home for a few weeks, while epidemic burns out in their neighborhood  and try their best not to be infected.  This way they will reduce their own risks, but most importantly, they will reduce the burden on health care and delivery infrastructure and allow frontline workers to reach and help the most vulnerable.

What does “flattening the curve” mean for the current COVID-19 threat facing us: the emerging pandemic of this human coronavirus? Epidemiologists often talk about two important numbers: R0 or how infectious a disease might be, expressed as the number of people that are infected by each person who’s been infected; and the case fatality ratio (CFR): the number of people who die as a result of being infected. For example, an R0 of two means each infected person infects two people on average, while a number less than one means the disease is likely dying out in the population. Some diseases are deadlier than others: the average case fatality ratio for Ebola has been around 50 percent, for example, while the common cold is rarely deadly for otherwise healthy individuals.

The infectiousness of a virus, for example, depends on how much we encounter one another; how well we quarantine individuals who are ill; how often we wash our hands; whether those treating the ill have proper protective equipment; how healthy we are to begin with—and such factors are all under our control. After active measures were implemented, the R0 for the 2003 SARS epidemic, for example, went from around three, meaning each person infected three others, to 0.04. It was our response to SARS in 2003 that made sure the disease died out from earth, with less than a thousand victims globally.

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All of this means that the only path to flattening the curve for COVID-19 is community-wide isolation: the more people stay home, the fewer people will catch the disease. The fewer people who catch the disease, the better hospitals can help those who do. Crowding at hospitals doesn’t just threaten those with COVID-19; if emergency rooms are overwhelmed, more flu patients, too, will die because of lack of treatment, for example.

But what we see in the USA is primitive and destructive hoarding epidemic. Toilet paper, sanitary wipes and sanitizers are in short supply as stocks are being exhausted. As of March 3, 2020 a 250 ml (8 ounces) bottle of hand sanitizer on Amazon was $60 or so (while its regular price is $2 or so ;-).  This is not only ridiculous but it beats "socialist back market"  prices.

Ana

I know someone who is the head of security in the SF Bay for a large big box membership store that all of us in the States are familiar with. Their stores in the SF Bay area have been selling out of water, hand sanitizers, gloves, masks and other similar cleaning supplies, along with boxed mac and cheese and similar long shelf life foods.

Their regional supply center that brings replacement supply in over night by semi trucks has not been able to refill it’s own pallets from suppliers. He just texted me pics of local big box stores in the Bay with empty shelves and no back stock is available. I can’t find info on sales of things like generators. I don’t care what soothing nonsense the TV and feds blather at us. People are trying to get what they think they need to cope with serious disruption.

Ana in Sacramento.

P.S. By the way, I was one of the paper pushers who designed emergency response and business resumption plans for the State of California. This event was never considered or planned for. I’m retired so it may have been added after I left.

The dynamic of the USA panic can be watched via Amazon prices for those items and as of March 7 the panic is still in full swing  (you can buy the same 250 ml(8 ounces) bottle for mere $35 ;-) .   And they used to say that such hoarding behaviour is typical only for socialism ;-).

Starting from March 13 federal and local governments jumped into action

And despite chaotic and botched containment of epidemic (CDC botched development and production of test kits so badly that the officials responsible probably should be tried for criminal negligence ) the USA government managed already take several measures to slow down the spread of the virus (please note that time is working against the virus -- warm weather in East cost will come in May or even earlier).

For example, starting Sunday, Feb. 2, the US citizens, permanent residents and immediate family who have visited China's Hubei province undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine. On Mar 11, Trump administration prohibited all flights from Europe firs exampling  UK and Ireland and later adding them.  

On Mar 13 Trump has declared the coronavirus a US national emergency and offered $50 billion for support of state and local governments to fight the virus with FEMA.

At the same time the US Fed has increased its public support of the global private banking system in amounts looking to total in the trillions of dollars and our Congress Critters are setting up to re-authorize the Patriot Act suppression of human rights.

On March 15 CDC recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people within the United States be canceled for the next 8 weeks.

The same day California ordered all bars and nightclubs to shut their doors, restaurants to cut the number of tables in half and for millions of seniors and people with chronic health conditions to immediately “self-isolate” at home (mercurynews.com)

As the coronavirus continues its rapid spread, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday afternoon issued an urgent call for all California, restaurants to cut the number of tables in half and for millions of seniors and people with chronic health conditions to immediately “self-isolate” at home.

Newsom’s unprecedented call for action is designed to slow the infection rate, especially among the most vulnerable. The governor stopped short of asking eating establishments to shut their doors, saying the need for food service during the pandemic remained vital.

“We need to prioritize our focus,” Newsom said during an hour-long press conference in Sacramento. “We are looking at this from a very holistic perspective.”

It was unclear how long the self-quarantine for seniors should continue.

NYC closed all schools staring Monday, March 16, 2020. NJ followed the suit.  Both states resorted to pretty drastic measures. All schools, entertainment outlets such as bars, nightclubs and non-essential shops are closed in NY and NJ.   Meetings over 50 people prohibited. Malls are also closes in some counties. 

The colossal failure with production and distribution of tests by CDC

The CDC stunning failure to provide the coronavirus testing kits needed to control the spread of the outbreak is a national outrage. Their incompetence threatens to increase the scope and prolong the  duration of epidemics and contributes to troubles that now the USA economy experience.

It is unlearn why the CDC failed to make mass production of test kits its top priority and who is responsible. But it is clear that heads should roll (The Mercury News editorial,

South Korea is testing 20,000 people every day, thanks to a biotech firm that anticipated the threat in January. South Korea is providing free tests for anyone a doctor deems necessary at more than 100 facilities across the nation. The result is that South Korea is now seeing more recoveries than new cases.

Contrast that with the state of California, which has only 10 million fewer people than South Korea. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that the state has been provided with 8,227 testing kits from the CDC. But some of those kits did not contain all the chemicals needed to administer them to Californians — a glaring failure given that it’s been nearly two months since the coronavirus outbreak began in China.

Newsom compared it to “going to the store and purchasing a printer, but forgetting to purchase the ink. You need multiple components.”

All told, as of Friday [Mar13, 2020], California had conducted a total of only 1,573 tests at its 18 state test labs.

The problem stems from the CDC’s botched first effort to mass produce test kits, followed by delays in sending promised replacement kits for several weeks.

“The incompetence has really exceeded what anyone would expect with the CDC,” Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, told the New York Times. “This is not a difficult problem to solve in the world of viruses.”

Testing is crucial to slowing the spread of the disease because it allows those who are infected to be quarantined. Health officials can then trace who they may have been in contact with and test and possibly quarantine those people.

It’s essential that Congress investigate what went wrong and take steps to prevent it from happening during the next inevitable infectious disease threat. But that’s for another day. The focus now must be on taking steps to minimize further spread of coronavirus and its impact on people and the economy.

The state is turning to its major hospitals and private labs for additional help. It’s possible that their testing sites could be up and running in the next week. President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Friday could also eliminate red tape and speed the testing process.

Once upon a time, the United States was the global leader in fighting infectious diseases and serving as the provider for testing kits to the world. Those days are long gone. The CDC must act to make up for its incompetence and take whatever steps necessary to protect Americans against current and future outbreaks.

The CDC must also give clear direction on how hospitals can treat patients during this national emergency. It is not done. China recommended three drugs that can help some patients. CDC does not provided any recommendations at all.

A botched implementation of cutting air travel with Europe

Abrupt announcement caused panic and airports on arrival became so overcrowded that they became epicenter of spreading the decease: they manage to replicate the situation that was far worse that exists on cruise ships with many thousand of people.

Can air conditioners that re-circulate air spread the virus?

Air conditioners are also known to circulate air-borne diseases such as Legionairre’s Disease, a potentially fatal infectious disease that produces high fever and pneumonia. For efficiency air-conditioned on cruise ships, bases and airplanes mix fresh air with the already circulated air and this is a concern. For example, some experts think that in Diamond Princess cruise ship epidemic AC might help to spread the virus to all cabin

Currently there is no strong evidence to support the claim that the virus can be transmitted through the air conditioner recirculation. It is believed to be spread mainly through droplets on close contact with infected person (less then 2m). In this case the mucus or saliva of an infected person who sneezes or coughs can be inhaled and infect the person.  This virus is likely to die when the droplets dry up (Can the coronavirus be spread through the air, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times):

Experts say if the virus could really survive even after the droplets carrying it have dried up, it would have spread through the air as dust particles and potentially infected 10 times more people, which is not the case.

Last week, a Shanghai official, Mr Zeng Qun, said the virus could spread through aerosol transmission, or the mixing of the virus with airborne liquid droplets.

This would allow the virus to linger in the air and infect those who inhale it, he said. Diseases that are known to spread this way include tuberculosis, chicken pox and measles.

But an infectious diseases expert at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Mr Feng Luzhao, refuted this on Sunday, stating that the droplets carrying the virus travel only about 1m to 2m and do not stay suspended in the air. This is why you are unlikely to catch the virus through transient (or short-term) contact such as on public transport.

Ultraviolet rays and heat from the sun can kill the virus as virus does not last long on fresh air in a sunny day.  This is true for all viruses. The likelihood of viral persistence outdoors is lower, as most studies indicate that viruses do not survive in hot and humid environments. This refers to a temperature of over 30C and a humidity level of over 80 per cent.

Using humidifier at home and maintaining 50% humidity might  help to protect you and family members.

Trump threatens to invoke Defense Production Act but, being a patsy of Wall Street,  is afraid to do so

Trump is a neoliberal to the core so he postponed invocation of the Defense Production Act (DPA). That did not stop him from threatening toinvoke it, but people at the top understand that those threats are toothless.  Trump has a chance to prove that his is not  complete stooge of  Wall Street and financial oligarchy.

On March 28, 2020 he threatened to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to force General Motors to ramp up production of  ventilators. He did did not actually invoked it due to the big business lobbying (including powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce) against the use of the emergency powers (Trump, Biden and the Defense Production Act - FactCheck.org):

Five days later, on March 18, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act “just in case we need it.” But Trump stopped short of implementing the act to force production of certain goods. Later that day, Trump tweeted, “I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future. Hopefully there will be no need.”

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In the following days, Trump said that he was reluctant to use the Defense Production Act to force corporations to make products, likening such a move to “nationalizing our businesses.”

This sucker does not even understand that nationalizing can be a temporary measure:

Trump, March 22: We’re a country not based on nationalizing our business. Call a person over in Venezuela; ask them how did nationalization of their businesses work out. Not too well. The concept of nationalizing our business is not a good concept.

Trump, March 26: For the most part, the companies … We say, “We need this,” and they say, “Don’t bother. We’re going to do it.” I mean, we — we’re dealing with Ford, General Motors, 3M. We’re dealing with great companies. They want to do this. They want to do this. They’re doing things that — that frankly, they don’t need somebody to walk over there with a — with a hammer and say, “Do it.” They are getting it done.

Of course his rhetoric was different, but in reality he behaved like a patsy, he actually is (Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act TheHill)

“Our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course,” Trump said in a statement. “GM was wasting time. Today’s action will help ensure the quick production of ventilators that will save American lives.” 

Trump also said the country “will be making over 100,000 pretty quickly.” States have warned of a dangerous shortage of the breathing machines.

Trump also tapped White House aide Peter Navarro to coordinate policies enacted under the Korean War-era law that gives the president broad authority to increase the manufacturing output of critical items in times of national emergency, including public health crises.

“My order establishes that Peter will serve as national Defense Production Act policy coordinator for the federal government,” Trump said Friday during a White House briefing. “That's a very important position. More important probably than it's almost ever been in our country.”

All he did is a little bit ruffle GM brass feathers: TheHill

“As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out,” Trump tweeted. “They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, “very quickly”. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke ‘P.’ ”

On Friday, before Trump invoked the DPA, Neil Bradley, the Chamber’s executive vice president and chief policy officer, told The Hill that the move would be unnecessary.

Because companies had already stepped up to address the country’s needs, Bradley said, the call for more DPA authority is like a solution in search of a problem, adding, “Should we do something that won’t produce any positive effect just because we can say we did it?”

On Friday, the Chamber also launched a tool that showcased corporate America’s robust contribution to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“When the issue of DPA comes up, it’s a question of would that allow us to do something that we couldn’t otherwise do?” Bradley said Friday afternoon. “Or [would it] help us meet the needs, at least with respect to increasing production itself? The answer is no.”

But by Friday evening, Trump signed a presidential memorandum placing at least some of GM’s production lines in the hands of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Trump’s order directed his administration to use “any and all authority available under the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.”

Defense Production Act was enacted in 1950 as response to the Korean War Trump invokes Defense Production Act: What is it? | Fox News

Companies are required to accept and prioritize contracts from the government and to prioritize “materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense or to maximize domestic energy supplies.” While this provision has historically been used to ramp up military production, in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic the act will be used for medical supplies.

The second provision in the act provides financial measures, such as loans, loan guarantees, purchases, and purchase commitments, to speed up the production of materials “needed to support national defense and homeland security procurement requirements.”

The act also addresses voluntary agreements – or what the government says is “an association of private interests, approved by the Government to plan and coordinate actions in support of the national defense.” The proviso permits business competitors to work together to plan and coordinate measures to increase the supply of materials.

Along with the three main provisions, the act also provides the government with the authority to obtain information from businesses, authorizes establishment of the National Defense Executive Reserve, and a Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States – which works on the effects on national security of certain mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers related to foreign investment in the U.S.

When the act is invoked it requires the administration to file an annual report to Congress on the impact of offsets on the defense preparedness, industrial competitiveness, employment, and trade from the act.


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Recipients of grants from Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases headlined a Wuhan Institute of Virology conference focusing on "gain of function research and gene editing," The National Pulse can exclusively reveal.

A press release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology – believed by many to be the source of COVID-19 – recounts the "2nd China-U.S. Workshop on the Challenges of Emerging Infections, Laboratory Safety and Global Health Security."

The May 2017 event was "co-organized by U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), CAS and Hubei Society for Microbiology."

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LeDuc, whose earliest grant can be traced to 2006, has received 32 grants from the NIAID, according to the NIH registry. He runs the Galveston National Laboratory, which was " constructed under grants awarded by the NIAID/NIH."

Saif, who counts funding from NIAID since 1985, has received a total of 56 grants from the NIH, 43 of which came from Fauci's NIAID.

And Relman, who's been funded by the NIH since 1996, has received 90 grants from the NIH. He has also received the NIH's Pioneer Award and the Transformative Research Award.

The unearthed conference follows a heated exchange between Fauci and Senator Rand Paul, where the NIAID Director denied providing funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain of function research.

NIH grant records reveal, however, that money sent to the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance was used for research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The official event web page states:

The opening ceremony was chair by Prof. Zhiming Yuan, the Director of Wuhan National Biosafety Level 4 (P4) Laboratory. Prof. Xinwen Chen, the Director General of WIV, delivered the opening address, in which he pointed out that as a qualified academic exchange activity, this workshop will definitely put forward new ideas for the research on emerging viral diseases control, biosafety laboratory and global health security. The workshop is divided into five academic sessions, including (1) gain of function research, gene editing, targeting and delivery and other novel biotechnology; (2) public health response to outbreaks and issues; (3) emerging infectious diseases and global health security; (4) high-level biosafety laboratory: construction, commissioning, and sustainment, and (5) biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics. Experts delivered 23 speeches in the workshop, and mainly discussed policies in response to emerging infectious diseases. Prof. Linda Saif (academician) from Ohio State University, Prof. David Relman (academician) from Stanford University, Prof. James LeDuc, the Director of Galveston National Laboratory, and Prof. George F. Gao (academician) from Institute of Microbiology, CAS attended the workshop as special guests. y_arrow


Lordflin 1 hour ago

I said some time back this creature was running for cover...

He was starting to realize... too late I suspect... that when people started looking for heads his would be one of the very first offered up...

nmewn 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

"The unearthed conference follows a heated exchange between Fauci and Senator Rand Paul, where the NIAID Director denied providing funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain of function research.

NIH grant records reveal, however, that money sent to the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance was used for research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

So. Dr.StrangeElf lied.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4962333/senator-paul-dr-fauci-clash-research-funding-wuhan-lab

radical-extremist 1 hour ago

As Rand Paul said "He lied.". He said he never funded gain of function research, but merely funded research into SARS-1. You're not researching SARS-1 without gain of function research. That's what they were doing, to try and devise a vaccine for SARS-1...which became SARS-2 or COVID-19...and escaped the Wuhan Lab.

I wonder it 60 Minutes will rescind it's glowing Fauci profile segment.

radical-extremist 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

As soon as the virus hit in January 2020, Fauci's first reaction was to get way ahead of the story before it could be traced back to him. People of authority who create messes often do this...so they can then be the hero.

You don't run from the problem, you get right in the middle of it so you can control the messaging. It's obvious that's what he's been doing...and our lapdog media fell right into his vortex of charm and absolute certainty.

MASTER OF UNIVERSE 1 hour ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the world's biggest Epidemiological Research funding chair in the entire existence of global university research into anything Epidemiology. He has been in full control of the funding arm of Epidemiological Research for decades, and he, as well as Gates et al. think that they are untouchables.

This is how Gates & Fauci were able to align with DARPA, CIA, Fort Detrick U.S. Army, and the global research networks of Epidemiology.

The United Kingdom is heavily linked to this and the main Epidemiological BSL-4 in Britain also deployed a bioweapon for the UK variant mix that both M-I6, CIA, Mossad, Five-Eyes lackeys all intended on attacking the world with so that they had control via Fourth Generation Biowarfare given that Western Intelligence knows it is effin' screwed via whole system insolvency.

CIA are douchebags.

MOU

sbin 38 minutes ago remove link

Wuhan lab was a patsy.

charlieparker 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

Fauci never struck me as an evil genius. Just a mediocre, greedy administrator with no empathy or conscience. His true role is that of a fall guy. He's only got one plan left, now he is this exposed.

1. Lie through his teeth.

2. If that doesn't work, blame Daszak.

After the way my entire life has been ruined by this Covid-19 farce, it will be some compensation to see these two c****s go down. Imagine having nearly the entire world blame you for starting a pandemic, whether it is real or fake! Silly sods must have thought that the people pulling their strings would protect them.

George Bayou 1 hour ago

Notice how Fauci always talks in statistics? That's because to him the individual doesn't matter. "GoF is worth the risk." He is willing to risk millions in the chance that he will be viewed as a heroic scientist.

Jack Offelday 1 hour ago remove link

Just show us the smoking gun: Fauci's signature on the grant documents.

Max21c 10 minutes ago

Together, the three professors have received nearly 200 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with 75 coming from Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

The Pentagon is guilty, the CIA is guilty, the National Security Council is guilty. Fauci is just the front man.

Clearing 28 minutes ago

As I have said many times on this site, and as Chris Martenson said well over a year ago (see his Youtube videos), Fauci approved this funding to help his chums. It's simply criminal negligence. He knew "gain of function" "research" was simply witchcraft and BS. And how many people have died because his Dr. Strangelove friends decided to goose SARS? Fauci and his friends are simply criminal scum.

Londo 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

Fauci has nothing to do with it. Pentagon has a secret bio weapon unit operating as a branch of NIH, CDC. Fauci and the rest of NIH, CDC have no authority ,oversight over it.

Which is very interesting, why is the Pentagon funding bio weapons research,call it gains of function if you like, in Wuhan ?

I could be wrong. It might be a CIA operation. Time frame when Pompeo was CIA director. Everything fits.

Max21c 13 minutes ago

Together, the three professors have received nearly 200 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with 75 coming from Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Fauci may be guilty of collaborating with the secret police and state security apparatus but the intelligence community knew about this and was likely onboard in backing and supporting the intelligence/spying operation...

Max21c 15 minutes ago (Edited)

Together, the three professors have received nearly 200 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with 75 coming from Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

And this likely was initially concealed from the public and covered up by the official media because it likely points to the Obama era intelligence community and Obama era National Security Council and Obama era Pentagon... These types of intelligence community operations are generally not ad hoc and require considerable lead time... So anything funded in 2017 was being planned in the years beforehand...

Jack Offelday 1 hour ago

Fauci has all the earmarks of a psychopath.

Somebody from Berlin 59 minutes ago (Edited)

He is one, plain an simple. That is not a smear or derogative term for him, that is the objective truth.

Max21c 8 minutes ago

Summary: Washington & Washingtonians instead of acting appropriately and encouraging China not to engage in gain of function research instead wanted to play silly little spy games and funded the actual biological warfare programs of the PLA that they should have not collaborated in and should have stood steadfastly against.

The Industrial accident may not have been their fault but all the horrible mismanagement of the pandemic afterwards is on Washingtonians. What came after the industrial accident is entirely the fault of Washingtonians. They made a mess of things. They mishandled it. They were inept, incompetent, incoherent, and ineffective. Taiwan has 12 deaths as of today. The USA has 500,000 deaths. Quality of government matters as does quality of leadership and bureaucracy and political class competency all upon which Washingtonians miserably fail.

wootendw PREMIUM 14 minutes ago remove link

"LeDuc, whose earliest grant can be traced to 2006, has received 32 grants from the NIAID, according to the NIH registry. He runs the Galveston National Laboratory, which was " constructed under grants awarded by the NIAID/NIH."

Saif, who counts funding from NIAID since 1985, has received a total of 56 grants from the NIH, 43 of which came from Fauci's NIAID.

And Relman, who's been funded by the NIH since 1996, has received 90 grants from the NIH. He has also received the NIH's Pioneer Award and the Transformative Research Award."

Lock each of them up in a no-human-contact, padded cell for the rest of their lives, feeding them dog food and water through a hole at the bottom of the door.

twh99 26 minutes ago

Gene editing might be useful, especially if you are researching benign viruses and want to see how they work.

But doing Gain of Function work on dangerous viruses should be illegal. There is no possible good outcome with that type of research. In fact I would hazard that the only people who want that research are those who are developing bio weapons.

Posa 40 minutes ago

Dr David Relman, who attended the 2017 conference has been publicly skeptical for many months. He recently told the NYPost :

"We're reasonable scientists with expertise in relevant areas and we don't see the data that says this must be of natural origin."

[May 13, 2021] CDC slaps Fauci face: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Face Masks, Physical Distancing in Most Settings by Brianna Abbott

May 13, 2021 | www.wsj.com

People who have been fully vaccinated should still follow precautions in doctor's offices, airports, nursing homes, the agency recommends

Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear a mask or physically distance during outdoor or indoor activities, large or small, federal health officials said, the broadest easing of pandemic recommendations so far.

The fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask while traveling by plane, bus or train, and the guidance doesn't apply to certain places like hospitals, nursing homes and prisons, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The fully protected can, however, resume doing many of the things they had to give up due to the pandemic, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said.

"We have all longed for this moment, when we can get back to some sense of normalcy," Dr. Walensky said. "That moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated."

The CDC considers people fully vaccinated either two weeks after receiving their second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as the one from Pfizer Inc. PFE 1.03% and partner BioNTech SE or Moderna Inc., MRNA -1.84% or two weeks after getting the single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson .

[May 13, 2021] Rand Paul Continues Fauci Feud; States that He Could Be Culpable For The Entire Pandemic

May 13, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

MAY 13, 2021

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News (emphasis ours)

Senator Rand Paul continued to slam White House medical advisor Thursday, saying that Anthony Fauci could be culpable for the entire coronavirus pandemic.

Paul was attacked by leftist media Wednesday for merely questioning Fauci's extensive role in granting funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology at a Senate hearing.

CNN's Anderson Cooper declared that Paul should "have more respect at least for medical science."

Paul hit back, noting that Fauci is lying about the NIH's involvement in funding of the Wuhan lab .

Now in a further appearance on Fox And Friends , Paul has gone even deeper, accusing Fauci of being personally to blame for the global pandemic.

" The person they hired to investigate the lab for the WHO perspective is the guy who gave the money ," Paul urged.

" So NIH gave the money to EcoHealth. The head of EcoHealth – they got him to investigate whether Wuhan was doing anything inappropriate in their lab. But if they were then wouldn't he be culpable? " The Senator questioned.

" Doesn't he have a self interest in smoothing things over ," Paul continued, adding "I'm not saying he did cover things up but you wouldn't appoint someone who is in the line of the supply chain of giving the money to them."

"Ultimately here's the rub. I don't know whether it came from the lab. But who could be culpable? Dr. Fauci could be culpable for the entire pandemic!" Paul emphasised.

As Infowars reported in April 2020 , the NIH awarded a $3.7 million grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct coronavirus gain of function research.

Additionally, the results of the US-backed gain of function research at Wuhan was published in 2017 under the heading, " Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus ."

Fauci has come under increased scrutiny as the NIH's involvement with the Wuhan lab is being called into question.

[May 11, 2021] Sen. Paul Shreds Fauci Over 'Gain-Of-Function' Funding

May 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Paul alleged that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had used a middle-man to funnel money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology via EcoHealth Alliance - which worked with the lab on bat coronavirus projects.

Paul specifically referenced so-called "gain-of-function" research which in this case has been focused on how to make animal viruses more transmissible to humans - specifically bat coronaviruses .

"Government scientists like yourself who favor gain of function research," Paul began...

...only to have Fauci interject "I don't favor gain of function research in China," adding "You are saying things that are not correct."

Paul pushed back - continuing:

"[Those who favor gain of function] say that COVID-19 mutations were random and not designed by man."

"I do not have any accounting of what the Chinese may have done," Fauci shot back, adding that he's in favor of further investigation, but that the NIH had nothing to do with the origins of COVID-19.

"We have not funded gain of function research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology," he added.

"No matter how many times you say it, it didn't happen."

More from Sen. Paul via Twitter:


Senator Rand Paul @RandPaul · May 11, 2021 Dr Fauci dissembled or tried to hide his long time support for 'gain-of-function' research which creates super-viruses that jump from animals to humans.

ohm 4 hours ago (Edited) remove link

You can't sit on your thumbs and run year long investigations and background checks while thousands are dying .

But that's just the point, thousands were not dying . Instead of seeking out opposing viewpoints, he relied on the bogus Ferguson model that predicted 2 million deaths presented by Fauci and Birx. Plenty of qualified opposing voices were out there - John Ionnides of Stanford for instance. Trump needs to own up to his mistakes and vow not to repeat them.

nodhannum 3 hours ago

How many renminbi do they pay you comrade...as in be "han" or be gone. I've been to a number of seminars given by Fauci back in his HIV days but he is a lying sob now. It's getting hard for the fellow to cover hisw *** now even with the Maserati marxists in power here.

Plus Size Model 1 hour ago

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/nih-lifts-funding-pause-gain-function-research

smallblockchevy350 3 hours ago

Rand 2024. I wanted Rand over Trump in 2016 too, but the MSM memed Trump into being the GOP candidate somehow.

replaceme 5 hours ago

So now fauci is on record lying about it, nice.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 5 hours ago

Yeah. Classic psychopath. He can't help himself at this point.

win95o PREMIUM 5 hours ago remove link

Why would Fauci say the following in 2017:

"There will be a surprise outbreak"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=puqaaeLnEww

YesitsTrue98 4 hours ago

"We are not prepared for a pandemic," Biden tweeted on Oct. 25, 2019, saying the country needs leadership that "mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores."

this_circus_is_no_fun 4 hours ago

At first Fauxi denied the allegation. Then, after Paul cornered him with facts, Fauxi said something like "this is why we did that". So, he admitted that he did what he was denying just a few seconds before . He is literally incapable of telling the truth. I guess he's not called Fauxi for nothing.

adonisdemilo 5 hours ago

Fauci has known from day one what's going on and going wrong. He's up to his neck in it and taking a good look at his body language under questions from Rand Paul, HE'S CONTINUING TO LIE.

chinese.sniffles 5 hours ago

Dr. Fauci:

Have you or your team send or granted permission for work projects to Wuhan or China?

What were those projects?

Why did you send them?

Why did you not do these projects in the USA?

Were any of these projects illegal in the USA?

etc. simple line of questioning, let him perjure himself.

thezone 5 hours ago

Fauci (the politician) knew to not write a check out to the lab directly. It was great to hear Dr Paul bring up EcoHealth. A shell company to facilitate.

surfer4444 5 hours ago

Exactly, blame it on the sub contractor....an old game and the elite are using it well

radical-extremist 5 hours ago remove link

Fauci knows full well the story in the Democrat State News media will be about how he was ATTACKED by Rand Paul, and not about him lying under oath about funding the Wuhan Lab.

chiquita 5 hours ago

This information has been out for a while if you follow War Room, Steve Hilton, and some other sources. Peter Navarro has been hammering at Fauci relentlessly for the last few months and now the MSM is going after Navarro, trying to discredit him. Gee, I wonder why when it looks like the truth about Fauci is falling apart.

What a mess_man 4 hours ago (Edited)

Tucker blew this wide open last night. Of course lots of us here knew all this many months ago. Fauci is lying through his teeth here, and both he and Daszak are deep in the Chicom's pockets. As Tucker said, in a functioning world there would be a criminal investigation. Instead Biden and Co. kiss his *ss and make him our foremost authority on Covid and vaccines. Clown world for sure.

Meatballs 3 hours ago (Edited)

Actually, Saagar beat Tucker to the punch. Either way, the unraveling has begun.

https://youtu.be/6Pk0wLN5uuU

vic and blood PREMIUM 2 hours ago remove link

Don't let the bioweapon profiteer, Daszak, off the hook.

Both greedy psychopaths should hang for their crimes against humanity.

Furthermore, we have no business sharing infectious disease technology with China, even if they could run a lab properly.

Itinerant 4 hours ago

This story is about 14 months old, though not for the MSM.

Actual documentation of the grants from the NIH via the Eco Alliance have been circulating in the public domain for all that time. In it they exactly describe the gain-of-function research that is being outsourced to China, the viruses involved, the methods, the type of experiments, and the aims of the research ... exactly and technically.

There is no room for caveats, or 'allege' or interpretation or anything like that.
The evidence is rock hard and crystal clear.

toady 4 hours ago

Yet there are no prosecutions.

dogbert8 5 hours ago remove link

Finally, the unmasking (pun intended) of Fauci has started.

bsdetector 5 hours ago

Just listened to the questions and answers. Fauci qualifies his answers with information that was not sought in the questions. His answers change the character of his denials... "we did not fund GOF research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

OK Dr. Fauci, please identify the viruses that you did fund for GOF research at the Institute.

Jack Mayorhaufer 5 hours ago

master gaslighters once they reach certain status and paygrade on the Hill

novictim 2 hours ago remove link

"I don't know how many times I can say it? We did not fund gain of function research to be done in the Wuhan Institute of Virology ...(under his breath) because we funded Eco Health Alliance/Peter Daszak which granted the research funding to do gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

CleeTorres 2 hours ago

A simple internet search shows Fauci is lying about funding for this research. But he knows the media won't do their jobs.

Onthebeach6 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Let me assist Dr Fauci with the truth.

Why US outsourced bat virus research to Wuhan

Dr Christina Lin

April 2020

"A U.S. NIH-funded $3.7 million project was approved by Trump's Covid-19 advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci in 2015, after the Obama White House imposed a ban on 'monster-germ' research. In October 2014, the federal government declared a moratorium on gain-of-function research to weaponize viruses related to influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). As a result, the research was outsourced to China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is currently at the center of scrutiny for the Covid-19 pandemic."

https://www.ispsw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/689_Lin.pdf

boyplunger7777 4 hours ago remove link

Fauci looks very nervous . Perhaps why he has been so adamant about constantly moving the goalposts? If you were guilty of something wouldn't you keep changing the focus and appear to be very helpful and concerned?

Max21c 3 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Which people in & around the National Security Council, CIA, and Pentagon are involved in this attempt to gain access, penetrate and spy on the PLA Biological Weapons/Warfare programs via funding mechanisms route? Which people had contact with this institute and programs and what if anything did the spy games produce?

When are they in Washington going to establish civilian rule over the US military and CIA and National Security Council?

When are they going to knock off these silly spy games and spy world operations off and stop this nonsense which produces zero positive results?

What did the gangsters on the Intelligence/Spy Committees in Congress know? What did the gangsters atop the Pentagon, CIA, National Security Council know?

Which Washingtonian assholes are going to go to prison for this boomerang disaster?

How many other groups similar to "EcoHealth Alliance" operate as part of the US/UK intelligence "community" and what other stupid stuff are the idiots mixed up in?

TheRapture 3 hours ago remove link

There is a great deal of evidence (NIH, State Dept grants to offshore USA bioweapons research, Bat Lady was the protege of Dr. Ralph Baric at UNC who has been doing coronavirus bioweapon research for more then twenty years, initial and simultaneous infections in Wuhan at different locations suggesting an intentional release, etc., etc., etc.) And of course, Trump had motive, opportunity and means to stage a false flag to destroy China's economy and damage China's political relations with other countries.

It is likely the USA, no doubt using a CIA proxy, released SARS-CoV-2 in simultaneously in multiple locations in Wuhan. The evidence is substantial. But most Americans can't bring themselves to stare down that particular rabbit hole.

WorkingClassMan 3 hours ago

I'd rather an honest CCP commie ruling the roost than those traitors anyway.

"If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it."
― Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, For My Legionaries

sarret PREMIUM 3 hours ago

Fauci is such a liar, pulling school kid mentality out of a hat to answer serious questions. Likely in his mind he knows it all to be true but since the correct name is 中国科学院武汉病毒研究所 then unless you say that name, or the exact name of the exact subsidiary that was funding or was being funded, then it is not correct and therefore he can answer the question incorrectly without calling himself a liar internally and without saying what the error was in the question that led him to be able to this.

In all respects he just disregards the spirit of the question when he knows full well that he is in the wrong, but denies it every single time based on some concocted fabrication in his mind that the question is not precise enough to nail him to the cross.

Completely disingenuous, can't trust a word he says.

Fish Gone Bad 4 hours ago

Lawyer speak:

We have not funded gain of function research on this virus

They funded all kinds of gain of function on all kinds of permutations of the virus, just not THIS virus.

radical-extremist 5 hours ago remove link

Fauci is also responsible for the deaths of hundreds of men in San Francisco by covering up Bath Houses as the origin of the spread of AIDS...for Mayor Diane Feinstein's political career. No one dares talk about this today.

the Mysterians 5 hours ago

"I did not have sex with that woman!"

Flying Monkees 5 hours ago (Edited)

What could possibly be the reason for gain-of-function research if not bio-warfare?

These evil, irresponsible, arrogant a-holes need to pay.

Posa 5 hours ago

The Eco-Alliance grant from Fauci's NIAID states

We will use S [ie the Spike Protein that makes the SC-2 virus highly infectious] protein sequence data, infectious clone technology, in vitro and in vivo infection experiments and analysis of receptor binding to test the hypothesis that % divergence thresholds in S protein sequences predict spillover potential.

That has been interpreted as a commitment to Gain of Function research on the Spike Protein which is the key to turning SARS into a virulently transmissible pathogen.

surfer4444 5 hours ago remove link

Exactly...im just baffled how this PoS can blatantly lie to a Senate committee and get away with it...there is zero accountability in our government...end times

Posa 5 hours ago

Fauci can lie because his audience is a convention of lazy, cowardly , illiterate dunces. If Rand Paul were serious he would have had the damn grant in front of him and read the same quotes as I provided in this post. PAul would have held these hearings last year when his Party controlled the Senate.

Posa 4 hours ago

NOTE: This post was censored by The Hill. Typical free speech in America.

George Bayou 5 hours ago

"11 labs in the US create these super-viruses in the US and one of them collaborated with Wuhan Virology Inst -- Fauci has supported NIH funds for all these labs!"

Why is this a-hole still working?

notfeelinthebern 4 hours ago (Edited)

Yap, yap,. yap. Another dog and pony show and the show is painfully old. They parade personage after personage before congress and ask lots of questions. The swamp rats in the hot seat lie by omission and with sleight of hand answers and when done with the act walk away with smug faces....The show must go on.

George Bayou 5 hours ago

Here's an interesting article on Dr. Baric and what he was doing, mutating virus using serial passaging so that the virus are able to infect a completely different species:

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html

Take, for instance, this paper from 1995: "High Recombination and Mutation Rates in Mouse Hepatitis Viruses Suggest That Coronaviruses May Be Potentially Important Emerging Viruses." It was written by Dr. Ralph Baric and his bench scientist, Boyd Yount, at the University of North Carolina. Baric, a gravelly voiced former swim champion, described in this early paper how his lab was able to train a coronavirus, MHV, which causes hepatitis in mice, to jump species, so that it could reliably infect BHK (baby-hamster kidney) cell cultures. They did it using serial passaging: repeatedly dosing a mixed solution of mouse cells and hamster cells with mouse-hepatitis virus, while each time decreasing the number of mouse cells and upping the concentration of hamster cells. At first, predictably, the mouse-hepatitis virus couldn't do much with the hamster cells, which were left almost free of infection, floating in their world of fetal-calf serum. But by the end of the experiment, after dozens of passages through cell cultures, the virus had mutated: It had mastered the trick of parasitizing an unfamiliar rodent. A scourge of mice was transformed into a scourge of hamsters. And there was more: "It is clear that MHV can rapidly alter its species specificity and infect rats and primates," Baric said. "The resulting virus variants are associated with demyelinating diseases in these alternative species." (A demyelinating disease is a disease that damages nerve sheaths.) With steady prodding from laboratory science, along with some rhetorical exaggeration, a lowly mouse ailment was morphed into an emergent threat that might potentially cause nerve damage in primates.

GeneKelly 5 hours ago remove link

"We have not funded gain of function research on this virus in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,"

Sociopaths can lie without registering on a detector by simply defining terms differently in their cerebral cortex and then answering -- from their perspective truthfully -- "no" because the question doesn't match their internal definition.

So Fauci wasn't funding "gain of function". He was actually funding "increasing the virulence of pathogens" or "enhancing the pathogens' ability to infect different species".

Rand and others will have to ask the question a hundred ways to force Fauci to spill the beans.

DeeDeeTwo 1 hour ago remove link

Tucker finally called Fauci a "criminal" at least twice and said, "In any functioning society Fauci would be investigated."

Txjac 5 hours ago

Fauci also owns the patents on the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

Everybody All American 5 hours ago remove link

How is it that only one Congressman dare questions Dr. Fauci? One tough questioner. These cowards all need to hang for the crimes they are allowing. If they think we are just going to sit back and watch this man for much longer lead us they are sadly mistaken.

Downhill from here 5 hours ago

Being an MD, Paul has some credibility on the topic. At least educationally and by training, Fauci and Paul are peers.. More than likely other R's are letting him take point.

replaceme 5 hours ago (Edited)

I forgot, that's the same dr daszak that sent the letter to the lancet saying that covid didn't come from Wuhan, and that he had no reason to falsely say this. THAT Dr daszak. Got it.

Wilde1 2 hours ago remove link

https://vaccineimpact.com/2020/anthony-fauci-40-years-of-lies-from-azt-to-remdesivir/

Totally_Disillusioned 2 hours ago (Edited)

"We [NIH/Fauci] did not fund gain of function research to be done in Wuhan." What the weasel didn't say is that the NIH did in deed fund Dr Baric who was working in collaboration with Wuhan with gain of function experiments on the SARS virus. Baric worked with Ft Dettrick and Univ NC researchers who in turn were collaborating with Canada and Wuhan.

Fauci can parse words but he's a traitor and ought to be held responsible along with all others involved with this.

scraping_by 5 hours ago (Edited) remove link

One amendment to the story --

Carlson was quoting a story by Nicholas Wade, former science editor to the NYT. Published in Medium. So it's not just a talking head repeating newsroom copy, as in CNN.

zorrosgato 14 minutes ago remove link

Fauci is part of a flawed system and don't be fooled in believing he is part of any solution. His endorsing of impractical mask mandates along with mandatory vaccinations of the population, using unproven genetically engineered drugs is proof enough.

https://medium.com/swlh/mrna-therapy-a-new-form-of-gene-medicine-5d859dadd1e

Looking4 6 hours ago

wonder which university in North Carolina could possibly be involved in this ???? :) to be sure they would not have a "bat lab"...would they?

[May 11, 2021] Professor Explains Flaw In Many Models Used For COVID-19 Lockdown Policies - ZeroHedge

May 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

MAY 11, 2021

Authored by Andrew Chen via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Economics professor Doug Allen wanted to know why so many early models used to create COVID-19 lockdown policies turned out to be highly incorrect. What he found was that a great majority were based on false assumptions and "tended to over-estimate the benefits and under-estimate the costs." He found it troubling that policies such as total lockdowns were based on those models.

" They were built on a set of assumptions . Those assumptions turned out to be really important, and the models are very sensitive to them, and they turn out to be false ," said Allen, the Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, in an interview.

People walk past empty patios in Jacques Cartier Square in Montreal on May 7, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

Allen says most of the early cost-benefit studies that he reviewed didn't try to distinguish between mandated and voluntary changes in people's behaviour in the face of a pandemic . Rather, they just assumed an exponential growth of cases of infection day after day until herd immunity is reached.

In a paper he published in April, in which he compiled his findings based on a review of over 80 papers on the effects of lockdowns around the world, Allen concluded that lockdowns may be one of "the greatest peacetime policy failures in Canada's history."

He says many of the studies early in the pandemic assumed that human behaviour changes only as a result of state-mandated intervention, such as the closing of schools and non-essential businesses, mask and social distancing orders, and restrictions on private social gatherings.

However, they didn't take into consideration people's voluntary behavioural changes in response to the virus threat, which have a major impact on evaluating the merits of a lockdown policy.

"Human beings make choices, and we respond to the environment that we're in, [but] these early models did not take this into account," Allen said. " If there's a virus around, I don't go to stores often. If I go to a store, I go to a store that doesn't have me meeting so many people. If I do meet people, I tend to still stand my distance from them. You don't need lockdowns to induce people to behave that way ."

Allen's own cost-benefit analysis is based on the calculation of "life-years saved," which determines "how many years of lost life will have been caused by the various harms of lockdowns versus how many years of lost life were saved by lockdowns."

Based on his lost-life calculation, lockdown measures have caused 282 times more harm than benefit to Canadian society over the long term, or 282 times more life years lost than saved.

Furthermore, " The limited effectiveness of lockdowns explains why, after one year, the unconditional cumulative deaths per million, and the pattern of daily deaths per million, is not negatively correlated with the stringency of lockdown across countries ," writes Allen. In other words, in his assessment, heavy lockdowns do not meaningfully reduce the number of deaths in the areas where they are implemented, when compared to areas where lockdowns were not implemented or as stringent.

Today, some 14 months into the pandemic, many jurisdictions across Canada are still following the same policy trajectory outlined at the beginning of the pandemic. Allen attributes this to politics.

He says that politicians often take credit for having achieved a reduction in case numbers through their lockdown measures.

"I think it makes perfect sense why they do exactly what they did last year," Allen said.

"If you were a politician, would you say, 'We're not going to lock down because it doesn't make a difference, and we actually did the equivalent of killing 600,000 people this last year.'"

You wouldn't, he said, because "the alternative is they [politicians] have to admit that they made a mistake, and they caused multiple more loss of life years than they saved."

Allen laments that media for the most part have carried only one side of the debate on COVID-19 restrictions and haven't examined the other side . Adding to the concern, he says, is that views contrary to the official government response are often pulled from social media platforms.

He says he has heard that even his own published study has been censored by some social media sites.

"In some sense these are private platforms. They can do what they want. But on the other hand, I feel kind of sad that we live in the kind of a world where posing opposing opinions is either dismissed, ignored, or name-called, [and] in some ways cancelled," Allen said.

[May 10, 2021] How many times can a declared "expert" be wrong before they are not an expert anymore!

Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
lwilland1012 1 hour ago

How many times can a declared "expert" be wrong before they are not an expert anymore!

INTJ Economist 1 hour ago

Ask an economist. Wrong more than 50% of the time and still fully employed. When was the last time an economist got fired for being wrong?

[May 09, 2021] Economists Disagree Over How Much Covid-19 'Herd Immunity' Needed for Recovery

There is no or very little (depending of type of vaccine) immunity from South African mutation in the USA for people who already were vaccinated.
From comments: "Herd Immunity or Heard on the Street immunity? COVID was way over-played in order to get Biden in the WH. Now the shoes on the other foot and the Herd Concept is eroding pretty darn fast"... "Here in the US, it's undeniable that the quantity of covid cases were intentionally over counted -- likely for political reasons."
"If the re-infection rate is near zero and those who are the most vulnerable are 95% inoculated why should the remaining unvaccinated (mostly youth) be needed to reach herd immunity? Their reaction to COVID-19 is either undetectable or no worse than a mild cold. Some people, journalists, just do not want to think and/or act logically."
Notable quotes:
"... For example, there is no herd immunity from South African mutation in the USA for those who were immunized with the Moderna vaccine and Johnson and Johnson vaccine ..."
"... And more mutations will follow this and the next year. So the concept of "herd immunity" when applied to coronaviruses looks to me fuzzy; in this sense this is the goal that the nation probably can't achieve. Remember the "flattering of the curve" fiasco in NYC. Quarantine measures were completely decimated by Floyd-gate riots and authorities were forced to swallow the bitter pill. Measures they advocated proved to be useless and economically damaging. ..."
"... Coronaviruses like C19 are a moving target. Moreover, there are large swats of the US population that have weakened immune system (including some seniors) who that does not respond to vaccination, creating no protection. In large cities like NYC they will serve as the reservoir of virus mutations vaccination, or no vaccination. ..."
"... We have Fauci making unfounded statements that confuse everyone and now economists are going to tell us when herd immunity will become operative. Can't do any worse than the 'media docs'. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Some view herd immunity -- the point at which a critical mass of a population become immune to a disease-causing virus or bacteria -- as a key factor in determining when Covid-19 will be conquered and economies will return to normal. Until herd immunity is reached, some say, governments will restrict activities to prevent the disease's spread, resulting in fewer goods and services being produced and consumed.

Other economists say businesses can reopen and economic activity can rebound without full herd immunity, and likely will.

Part of the challenge for economists is that it is hard to know exactly when a given place will achieve herd immunity, if ever. For Covid-19 , epidemiologists generally believe it will require having at least 60% to 80% of a population develop antibodies, curbing the virus's ability to spread.

... ... ...

Economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have tried to incorporate immunity estimates into their forecasts by looking at daily vaccination progress around the world and take account of estimates of how many people have already been infected.

According to their calculations, 60% of the population in the U.S. and U.K. are already immune to Covid-19; the biggest economies of Europe will get there by August.

Serg Bezrukov

I agree with Umesh Patil.

For example, there is no herd immunity from South African mutation in the USA for those who were immunized with the Moderna vaccine and Johnson and Johnson vaccine .

And more mutations will follow this and the next year. So the concept of "herd immunity" when applied to coronaviruses looks to me fuzzy; in this sense this is the goal that the nation probably can't achieve. Remember the "flattering of the curve" fiasco in NYC. Quarantine measures were completely decimated by Floyd-gate riots and authorities were forced to swallow the bitter pill. Measures they advocated proved to be useless and economically damaging.

Coronaviruses like C19 are a moving target. Moreover, there are large swats of the US population that have weakened immune system (including some seniors) who that does not respond to vaccination, creating no protection. In large cities like NYC they will serve as the reservoir of virus mutations vaccination, or no vaccination.

Rick Schaler SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago

We have Fauci making unfounded statements that confuse everyone and now economists are going to tell us when herd immunity will become operative. Can't do any worse than the 'media docs'.

Umesh Patil

SUBSCRIBER

[May 08, 2021] Dr. Henry Ealy and his team started looking at CDC data on COVID-19 cases and fatalities in mid-March 2020, quickly realizing the agency was vastly exaggerating fatalities

May 08, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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Greed is King 1 hour ago

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/04/18/cdc-violated-law-to-inflate-covid-cases-and-fatalities

[May 06, 2021] Aldous Huxley Foresaw Our Despots - Fauci, Gates, The Vaccine Crusaders

This is starting to look really like staging of "Brave new world..." Today's society is closer to Huxley's "Brave New World" than to Orwell's "1984". But there are clear elements of both. If you will, the worst of both worlds has come true today.
May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Patricia McCarthy via AmericanThinker.com,

In 1949, sometime after the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World (1931), who was then living in California, wrote to Orwell. Huxley had briefly taught French to Orwell as a student in high school at Eton.

Huxley generally praises Orwell's novel, which to many seemed very similar to Brave New World in its dystopian view of a possible future. Huxley politely voices his opinion that his own version of what might come to pass would be truer than Orwell's. Huxley observed that the philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is sadism, whereas his own version is more likely, that controlling an ignorant and unsuspecting public would be less arduous, less wasteful by other means. Huxley's masses are seduced by a mind-numbing drug, Orwell's with sadism and fear.

The most powerful quote In Huxley's letter to Orwell is this:

Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.


Aldous Huxley.

Could Huxley have more prescient? What do we see around us?

Masses of people dependent upon drugs, legal and illegal. The majority of advertisements that air on television seem to be for prescription drugs, some of them miraculous but most of them unnecessary. Then comes COVID, a quite possibly weaponized virus from the Fauci-funded-with-taxpayer-dollars lab in Wuhan, China. The powers that be tragically deferred to the malevolent Fauci who had long been hoping for just such an opportunity. Suddenly, there was an opportunity to test the mRNA vaccines that had been in the works for nearly twenty years. They could be authorized as an emergency measure but were still highly experimental. These jabs are not really vaccines at all, but a form of gene therapy . There are potential disastrous consequences down the road. Government experiments on the public are nothing new .

Since there have been no actual, long-term trials, no one who contributed to this massive drug experiment knows what the long-term consequences might be. There have been countless adverse injuries and deaths already for which the government-funded vaccine producers will suffer no liability. With each passing day, new side-effects have begun to appear: blood clots, seizures, heart failure.

As new adverse reactions become known despite the censorship employed by most media outlets, the more the Biden administration is pushing the vaccine, urging private corporations to make it mandatory for all employees. Colleges are making them mandatory for all students returning to campus.

The leftmedia are advocating the "shunning" of the unvaccinated. The self-appointed virtue-signaling Democrats are furious at anyone and everyone who declines the jab. Why? If they are protected, why do they care? That is the question. Same goes for the ridiculous mask requirements . They protect no one but for those in operating rooms with their insides exposed, yet even the vaccinated are supposed to wear them!

Months ago, herd immunity was near. Now Fauci and the CDC say it will never be achieved? Now the Pfizer shot will necessitate yearly booster shots. Pfizer expects to make $21B this year from its COVID vaccine! Anyone who thinks this isn't about money is a fool. It is all about money, which is why Fauci, Gates, et al. were so determined to convince the public that HCQ and ivermectin, both of which are effective, prophylactically and as treatment, were not only useless, but dangerous. Both of those drugs are tried, true, and inexpensive. Many of those thousands of N.Y. nursing home fatalities might have been prevented with the use of one or both of those drugs. Those deaths are on the hands of Cuomo and his like-minded tyrants drunk on power.

Months ago, Fauci, et al. agreed that children were at little or no risk of getting COVID, of transmitting it, least of all dying from it. Now Fauci is demanding that all teens be vaccinated by the end of the year! Why? They are no more in danger of contracting it now than they were a year ago. Why are parents around this country not standing up to prevent their kids from being guinea pigs in this monstrous medical experiment? And now they are " experimenting " on infants. Needless to say, some have died. There is no reason on Earth for teens, children, and infants to be vaccinated. Not one.

Huxley also wrote this:

"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' -- this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats ."

- Crome Yellow

Perhaps this explains the left's hysterical impulse to force these untested shots on those of us who have made the decision to go without it. If they've decided that it is the thing to do, then all of us must submit to their whims. If we decide otherwise, it gives them the righteous right to smear all of us whom they already deplore.

As C.J. Hopkins has written , the left means to criminalize dissent. Those of us who are vaccine-resistant are soon to be outcasts, deprived of jobs and entry into everyday businesses. This kind of discrimination should remind everyone of ...oh, Germany three quarters of a century ago. Huxley also wrote, "The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." That is precisely what the left is up to, what BLM is planning, what Critical Race Theory is all about.

Tal Zaks, Moderna's chief medical officer, said these new vaccines are "hacking the software of life." Vaccine-promoters claim he never said this, but he did. Bill Gates called the vaccines " an operating system " to the horror of those promoting it, a Kinsley gaffe. Whether it is or isn't hardly matters at this point, but these statements by those behind the vaccines are a clue to what they have in mind.

There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears , so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.

This is exactly what the left is working so hard to effect: a pharmacologically compromised population happy to be taken care of by a massive state machine. And while millions of people around the world have surrendered to the vaccine and mask hysteria, millions more, about 1.3 billion, want no part of this government vaccine mania.

In his letter to Orwell, Huxley ended with the quote cited above and again here because it is so profound:

Within the next generation I believe that the world's rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.

Huxley nailed the left more than seventy years ago, perhaps because leftists have never changed throughout the ages. 61,497 173


Fat Beaver 14 hours ago (Edited)

If i am to be treated as an outcast or an undesirable because i refuse the vax, i will immediately become someone that has zero reverence for the law, and i can only imagine 10's of millions will be right there with me.

strych10 14 hours ago

Welcome to the club.

We have coffee in the corner and occasional meetings at various bars.

Dr. Chihuahua-González 13 hours ago

I'm a doctor, you could contact me anytime and receive your injection.

Fat Beaver 13 hours ago (Edited)

I've gotta feeling the normie world you think you live in is about to change drastically for the worse...

sparky139 PREMIUM 10 hours ago

You mean you'll sign papers that you injected us *wink *wink? And toss it away?

bothneither 2 hours ago

Oh geez how uncommon, another useless doctor with no Scruples who sold out to big Pharma. Please have my Gates sponsored secret sauce.

Unknown 6 hours ago (Edited)

Both Huxley and Orwell are wrong. Neoliberalism (the use of once office for personal gains) is by far the most powerful force that subjugates the inept population. Neoliberalism demolished the mighty USSR, now destroying the USA, and will do the same to China. And this poison dribbles from the top to bottom creating self-centered population that is unable to unite, much less resist.

Deathrips 15 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Tylers.
You gonna cover Tucker Carlsons show earlier today on FOX news about vaxxx deaths? almost 4k reported so far this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJQuk-qK2o

19331510 14 hours ago (Edited)

https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/death-stats

AGE Deaths

0-24 23

25-50 184

51-65 506

66-80 1164

81-100 1346

U 321

R.I.P.

Joe Joe Depends 13 hours ago

India up in arms about mere 1%

spanish flu was 3%

JimmyJones 9 hours ago

Is the population of india up in arms or is the MSM?

Nelbev 10 hours ago

Facebook just flagged/censored it, must sign into see vid, Tuck also failed to mention mRNA and adenovirus vaxes were experimental and not FDA approved nor gone through stage III trials. Beside deaths, have blood clot issues. Good he mentioned how naturally immune if get covid and recovered, better than vaccine, but not covered for bogus passports. Me personally, I would rather catch covid and get natural immunity than be vaccinated with an untested experimental vaccine.

19331510 14 hours ago

Covid19 links.

Websites:

https://www.americasfrontlinedocs.com/media/

https://covid19criticalcare.com/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/

https://www.constitutionalrightscentre.ca/category/news/

https://doctors4covidethics.medium.com/

https://www.flemingmethod.com/

https://gbdeclaration.org/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/

https://healthimpactnews.com/

https://www.mercola.com/

https://drleemerritt.com/

https://www.drtenpenny.com/

https://principia-scientific.com/

https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

https://thehighwire.com/

https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/ https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/links/general-links/

Video Sharing : https://www.bitchute.com/ ; https://brandnewtube.com/ ; https://odysee.com/ ; https://rumble.com/ https://superu.net

Healthcare Professionals :

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya; Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche; Dr. Ron Brown; Dr. Ryan Cole; Dr. Richard Fleming; Dr. Simone Gold; Dr. Sunetra Gupta; Dr. Carl Heneghan; Dr. Martin Kulldorff; Dr. Paul Marik; Dr. Peter McCullough; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Lee Merritt; Dr. Judy Mikovits; Dr. Dennis Modry; Dr. Hooman Noorchashm; Dr. Harvey Risch; Dr. Sherri Tenpenny; Dr. Richard Urso; Dr. Michael Yeadon;

A list of Canadian doctors: https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

Lawyers : Dr. Reiner Fuellmich; Rocco Galati;

Drug Adverse Reaction Databases:

http://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html (Search; Suspected Drug Reactions Reports for Substances) COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE MODERNA (CX-024414); COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE PFIZER-BIONTECH; COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19); COVID-19 VACCINE JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S)

https://vaers.hhs.gov/data.html

Research papers :

https://cormandrostenreview.com/report/ (pcr tests)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ (face masks)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/eci.13484 (lock downs)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670 (child/teacher morbidity)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.01.20222315v1 (transmission by children)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e3.htm (masks/restaurants)

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/3/199 (biased trial reporting)

Covid19 links.

Websites:

https://www.americasfrontlinedocs.com/media/

https://covid19criticalcare.com/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/

https://www.constitutionalrightscentre.ca/category/news/

https://doctors4covidethics.medium.com/

https://www.flemingmethod.com/

https://gbdeclaration.org/

https://www.lifesitenews.com/

https://healthimpactnews.com/

https://www.mercola.com/

https://drleemerritt.com/

https://www.drtenpenny.com/

https://principia-scientific.com/

https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

https://thehighwire.com/

https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/ https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/links/general-links/

Video Sharing : https://www.bitchute.com/ ; https://brandnewtube.com/ ; https://odysee.com/ ; https://rumble.com/ https://superu.net

Healthcare Professionals :

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya; Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche; Dr. Ron Brown; Dr. Ryan Cole; Dr. Richard Fleming; Dr. Simone Gold; Dr. Sunetra Gupta; Dr. Carl Heneghan; Dr. Martin Kulldorff; Dr. Paul Marik; Dr. Peter McCullough; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Lee Merritt; Dr. Judy Mikovits; Dr. Dennis Modry; Dr. Hooman Noorchashm; Dr. Harvey Risch; Dr. Sherri Tenpenny; Dr. Richard Urso; Dr. Michael Yeadon;

A list of Canadian doctors: https://standupcanada.solutions/canadian-doctors-speak

Lawyers : Dr. Reiner Fuellmich; Rocco Galati;

Drug Adverse Reaction Databases:

http://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html (Search; Suspected Drug Reactions Reports for Substances) COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE MODERNA (CX-024414); COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE PFIZER-BIONTECH; COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19); COVID-19 VACCINE JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S)

https://www.openvaers.com/

Research papers :

https://cormandrostenreview.com/report/ (pcr tests)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ (face masks)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/eci.13484 (lock downs)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670 (child/teacher morbidity)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.01.20222315v1 (transmission by children)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e3.htm (masks/restaurants)

https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/3/199 (biased trial reporting)

Ultramarines 15 hours ago (Edited)

His making of the gamma and delta workforce was quite prescient. We are seeing it play out now, we all know gammas and delta. There was a really good ABC tv movie made in 1980 Brave New World. Excellent show, it shows the Alphas and names them Rothchild and so on. Shows what these people specifically want to do to the world. I wonder if the ruling psychopaths actually wait for science fiction authors to plan the future and then follow their script.

Mineshaft Gap 10 hours ago

If Huxley were starting out today no major publisher would touch him.

They'd tell him Brave New World doesn't have a diverse enough of cast. Even the mostly likable totalitarian guy named Mustapha turns out to be white! A white Mustapha. It's soooo triggering. Also, what's wrong with a little electronic fun and drug taking, anyway? Lighten up , Aldous.

Meanwhile his portrait of shrieking medieval Catholic nuns who think they're possessed in The Devils of Loudun might remind the leftist editors too uncomfortably of their own recent bleating performances at "White Fragility" struggle sessions.

Sorry, Aldous. Just...too...problematic.

[May 03, 2021] Tucker Carlson Says People Who Wear Masks Outside Should Be Mocked by Paul Joseph Watson

Apr 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Leftists reacted with fury after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said people who wear masks outside should be mocked and that parents who made their kids wear them were engaging in "child abuse."

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Carlson noted that masks were "purely a sign of political obedience like Kim Il-Sung pins in Pyongyang" and that the only people who voluntarily wear masks outside are "zealots and neurotics."

He then asserted that the tables should be turned on Biden voters who have been harassing conservatives for almost a year for not wearing a mask in public.

"The rest of us should be snorting at them first, they're the aggressors – it's our job to brush them back and restore the society we were born in," said Carlson.

"So the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate. Ask politely but firmly, ' Would you please take off your mask? Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it. Your mask is making me uncomfortable, " he added.

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"We should do that and we should keep doing it until wearing a mask outside is roughly as socially accepted as lighting a Marlboro on an elevator."

The Fox News host went on to call mask wearing "repulsive" while asserting that forcing children to wear masks outside should be illegal.

"Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact Child Protective Services. Keep calling until someone arrives," Carlson said.

"What you're looking at is abuse, it's child abuse, and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it," he added.

As expected, Carlson immediately began trending on Twitter, with hysterical leftists hyperventilating over Tucker once again challenging their cult. Many called for the Fox News host to be fired while others ludicrously described him as a "national security threat."

As we highlighted yesterday , even Dr. Fauci now admits that the risk of vaccinated people spreading COVID outside is "minuscule," and yet some health professionals are pushing for the mask mandates to be made permanent.

The transmission of COVID-19 outdoors is almost non-existent, making mask mandates merely a political tool of population control.

In a recent open letter to the German government and state premiers, five leading members of the Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF) wrote, "The transmission of SARS-CoV-2 viruses takes place indoors almost without exception. Transmission outdoors is extremely rare and never leads to cluster infections as can be observed indoors."

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Fiscal.Enema 8 hours ago (Edited)

In all fairness... Tucker should have pointed out that SOME MASKS do filter out the virus most of the time.

Wearing a mask outdoors in most situations is ridiculous, stupid, and dangerous.

3M N95's 1860 which are electrostatically charged have good filtration protection against most virus.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Health-Care-Particulate-Respirator-and-Surgical-Mask-1860-N95-120-EA-Case/?N=5002385+3294795990&rt=rud

Why the us government did not fund this type of mask for all is telling what the overall strategy is.

Controlling you, your neighbor, and others that think for themselves.

Its not about the virus

Robert Neville 7 hours ago

Actually, M95 masks filter out 95% of particles over 4 microns in diameter in perfect conditions. In the real world it is much less effective than that. Viruses are generally less than one micron in size so they are ineffective for most viruses. Also, the masks are so hard to breath through that some version have an exhale valve so they do nothing to protect others if you are infected. Most masks don't protect your eyes. The only thing that works is a space suit that is decontaminated before you remove it. The rest is virtue siganling.

Fiscal.Enema 6 hours ago

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2012/04/lab-study-supports-use-n95-respirators-flu-protection

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!

Properly fitted n95's do protect against virus and the science proves it.

Dickweed Wang 10 hours ago (Edited)

This is an excerpt from the "Stanford Study" from November 2020 (that's been making the rounds in the alternative media and conservative media space recently) about the uselessness of masks in preventing "the virus":

A meta -analysis among health care workers found that compared to no masks, surgical mask and N95 respirators were not effective against transmission of viral infections or influenza-like illness based on six RCTs [28] . Using separate analysis of 23 observational studies, this meta -analysis found no protective effect of medical mask or N95 respirators against SARS virus [28] . A recent systematic review of 39 studies including 33,867 participants in community settings (self-report illness), found no difference between N95 respirators versus surgical masks and surgical mask versus no masks in the risk for developing influenza or influenza-like illness, suggesting their ineffectiveness of blocking viral transmissions in community settings [29] .

It's predictable that the usual suspects have come out of the woodwork to "fact check" and disparage the entire paper (do an internet search for 'Stanford Mask Paper' and you'll see what I'm talking about). Their main criticism is 'that wasn't published by Stanford', while they totally ignore the claims made in the paper. When you look at the people and organizations doing the fact checking it really shows that the entire mask issue is a political/control ploy. Here's the link to the entire paper if anyone is interested:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

[May 03, 2021] You re not a medical genius, Anthony. You re our agent. Just do your job. A conversation in Hell by Jon Rappoport

Mar 17, 2021 | blog.nomorefakenews.com

Anthony Fauci steps off a small boat floating in a river at the bottom of a great cavern. A lamp cuts into the darkness and illuminates a small table and two chairs. Fauci walks to the table and sits down. He is joined by his old mentor, whose name is unknown.

It’s been a long time, Anthony. Remember me?

Of course. But why am I here?

You need a refresher, Anthony. You’ve been wobbling badly. Apparently you’ve forgotten our first lesson.

I was in medical school then. That’s when we promised you significant rewards if you performed well for us. That day, I told you: you need to lie with CONSISTENCY.

Yes, sir. And I’ve obeyed your order.

No you haven’t. You’ve cooked a goose and a cake in the same pan. You’ve said it was raining and not raining. You’ve worn only a jock strap and spread sunscreen on your body in the Arctic, and you’ve bundled up at the Equator. You’re a mess.

I didn’t mean to be a mess.

I’m not interested in excuses. I’m going to straighten you out. I want you to pay close attention. Otherwise, you go in the Lake of Fire.

I’m VERY sorry, sir…

You said masks were useless. Later you said people should wear two. You admitted the vaccine was experimental, implying the people were guinea pigs. Then you said the vaccine was absolutely safe and effective. You said asymptomatic people never drive an epidemic by transmitting a virus. Then you said millions of asymptomatic people who merely tested positive were a major source of transmission. You said running the PCR at 35 cycles or higher yielded meaningless results. But labs all over the world are running the test at 40 cycles. You’ve turned into a buffoon. A clown.

I’ve made a few mistakes. I’ll correct them.

It’s too late. The cat is out of the bag.

Then what can I do?

Ignore your past contradictions. As if they never happened. You’re a matinee idol to millions of soccer moms. They’re bubble brains. They can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag. Climb back on the straight and narrow. Claim the test is very accurate, the case and death numbers are alarming, more lockdowns will be necessary, new mutations of the virus are here, and people must take vaccine. And THAT’S ALL. Don’t try to EXPLAIN things. That’s when you screw the pooch. You’re not a medical genius, Anthony. You’re our agent. Just do your job.

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[May 02, 2021] When Politicians Panicked by John Tamny

May 01, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by John Tamny via TheMarket.ch,

Let's travel back in time to March of 2020. It was then that predictions of mass death related to the new coronavirus started to gain currency. One study, conducted by Imperial College's Neil Ferguson, indicated that U.S. deaths alone would exceed 2 million.

The above number is often used as justification for the initial lockdowns. "We knew so little" is the excuse, and with so many deaths expected, can anyone blame local, state and national politicians for panicking? The answer is a resounding yes.

To see why, imagine if Ferguson had predicted 30 million American deaths, and hundreds of millions more around the world. Imagine the global fear, which is precisely the point. The more threatening a virus is presumed to be, the more superfluous government force is. Really, who needs to be told to be careful if a failure to be could reasonably result in death?

Death predictions aside, the other justification bruited in March of 2020 was that brief lockdowns would flatten the hospitalization curve. In this case, the taking of freedom allegedly made sense as a way of protecting hospitals from a massive inflow of sick patients that they wouldn't have been able to handle, and that would have resulted in a public health catastrophe. Such a view similarly vandalizes reason. Think about it.

Really, who needs to be forced to avoid behavior that might result in hospitalization? Better yet, who needs to be forced to avoid behavior that might result in hospitalization at a time when doctors and hospitals would be so short staffed as to not be able to take care of admitted patients?

Translated for those who need it, the dire predictions made over a year ago about the corona-horrors that awaited us don't justify the lockdowns; rather they should remind the mildly sentient among us of how cruel and pointless they were. The common sense that we're to varying degrees born with, along with our genetic predisposition to survive, dictates that a fear of hospitalization or death would have caused us to take virus-avoidance precautions that would have well exceeded any rules foisted on us by politicians. Goodness, masks and hand sanitizers were selling out in Germany at a time when politicians were still downplaying the virus.

Vital Signals Get Lost

To which some will reply with something along the lines of "Not everyone has common sense. In truth, there are lots of dumb, low-information types out there who would have disregarded all the warnings. Lockdowns weren't necessary for the wise among us; rather they were essential precisely because there are so many who aren't wise." Actually, such a response is the best argument of all against lockdowns.

Indeed, it cannot be stressed enough that "low information" types are the most crucial people of all during periods of uncertainty. Precisely because they'll be unaware of, misunderstand, or reject the warnings of the experts, their actions will produce essential information that the rule-followers never could. In not doing what the allegedly wise among us will, low information citizens will, by their contrarian actions, teach us what behavior is most associated with avoidance of sickness and death, and more important, what behavior is associated with it.

One-size-fits-all decrees from politicians don't enhance health outcomes as much as they blind us to the actions (or lack thereof) that would protect us the most, or not. Freedom on its own is a virtue, plus it produces crucial information.

But wait, some will say, "how elitist to let some people act as Guinea Pigs for the rest of us." Such a statement is naïve. Heroin and cocaine are illegal, but people still use both. Thank goodness they do. How could we know what threatens us, and what doesn't, without the rebellious?

Economic Growth Is the Best Medicine

Still, there's the question of "elitism," or comment about it. The view here is that the lockdowns were the cruelest form of elitism, by far. The implied statement about the lockdowns was that those who had the temerity to have jobs that were destinations would have to lose them. The lockdowns destroyed tens of millions of destination jobs, destroyed or severely impaired millions of businesses, not to mention the hundreds of millions around the world who were rushed into starvation, poverty or both as a consequence of nail-biting politicians in rich countries that chose to take a break from reality. Talk about elitist actions, plus the very idea of wrecking the economy as a virus-mitigation strategy will go down in history as one of the most abjectly stupid policy responses the world has ever endured.

That's the case because economic growth is easily the biggest enemy death and disease have ever known, while poverty is easily the biggest killer. Economic growth produces the resources necessary so that doctors and scientists can come up with answers to what needlessly sickens us or shortens our lives altogether.

If anyone doubts the above truth, it's useful to travel back in time to the 19th century. A broken femur then brought with it a 1 out of 3 chance of death, while those lucky enough to survive the break had only one option: amputation. A child born in the 19th century had as good a chance of dying as living. A broken hip was a death sentence, cancer most certainly was, but most didn't die of cancer because tuberculosis and pneumonia got them first.

So what happened? Why don't we get sick or die as easily as we used to? The answer is economic growth. Business titans like Johns Hopkins and John D. Rockefeller created enormous wealth, only to direct a lot of it toward medical science. What used to kill us became yesterday's news.

Even though freedom is its own wondrous virtue, even though freedom produces essential information that protects us, and even though free people produce the resources without which diseases kill with sickening rapidity, panicky politicians erased it in 2020 on the supposition that personal and economic desperation were the best solution for a spreading coronavirus. Historians will marvel at the abject stupidity of the political class in 2020.

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John Tamny is Vice President at FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets , and author of the new book "When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason."


takeaction 16 hours ago (Edited)

No politician panicked...

Everything going as planned...NOW.

First we have Trump accidentally beating Hillary(The cheating machine goofed). This was the Dems ultimate f&^k up. He was NEVER supposed to win. Then the plan was taken off the shelf. We must destroy Trump...economy is booming, and he will win re-election if we don't do something fast. So then came the cheating plan. Create a pandemic (Make the next wave of normal flu into a huge boogie man)...this will force mail in ballots, which we can stuff and fake....and then we can clean up and Joe is in. While we are at it...let's crush the economy...hand out money like crazy and raise taxes. We want more people depending on just the government and wipe out small business. While we are at it...let's see how far the people will follow...Masks....Social Distancing etc. and then try to force an untested vaccine on the pleabs. The plan is much more integrated and complex then this...but this is how I feel it is going down.

NOTE: Starting yesterday here in Portland Oregon all restaurants are no longer to have indoor dining. Gyms...no matter how big are only allowed 6 people. We are being locked down again...Our Governor is insane. Remember...We have had "Cheat by Mail" since 1998 in Oregon and it is very clear what has happened and is going on with our elections. Oh yeah...Tonight is the May Day Antifa Riots downtown. More fun.

One final note...remember when they said "We just have to flatten the curve". Well...that was a lie...as with most other claims from anybody with power.

Hypocritical lying pieces of s^%t. All of them. And what is really sad is the majority of folks following orders. Sorry for the long rant. Just super pissed.

mijev 15 hours ago remove link

Imagine that you'd spent a year in the wilderness with no access to tv or the internet and you get told that there's been a pandemic. So you ask what happened in the most densely populated country in the world, Singapore, which is basically a massive cruise ship. "Oh, they had 35 deaths."

LetThemEatRand 15 hours ago

I would rethink the part about Trump not being part of the plan. Remember it is Trump himself who wants the vaccine called the Trumpcine. It is kind of bizarre how so many people believe the entire virus thing is part of a NWO plan but still think Trump was riding a white horse to save us. He was one of the four horsemen, maybe.

sleeping on a volcano 14 hours ago

Trump is not only a vaccine pimp. His cabinet was the swamp personified. He hired bill barr (check out his history with ruby ridge and waco), he hired chris wray (check out his investments in russia via king & spaulding). Trump ABANDONED the people HE INVITED to the capitol. Trump, the lifelong democrat, his progeny are also dems, is either complicit or even dumber than the MSM claims he is. I think it's pretty obvious.

NoDebt 16 hours ago (Edited) remove link

The view here is that the lockdowns were the cruelest form of elitism, by far.

What do you mean WERE? They are still happening and being rapidly reintroduced in many areas they had previously been lifted.

And I'm going to let you in on a little secret: They'll happen again. Over and over as political expediency dictates. They will NEVER end. And nobody in the elites will EVER admit they are a mistake because they aren't. They are a PLAN.

adr 15 hours ago remove link

For the first time in history, nobody anywhere in the world died of the Flu.

The United States officially recognized 1713 cases of the flu from September 1st 2020 to April 30th 2021.

Did you know that every single Covid PCR test can't tell the difference between Covid and Influenza A, B, H1N1 and all other variants?

Go look up the technical documents. It is written on the first page under the bold type, FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY, NOT TO BE USED AS A DIAGNOSTIC TEST.

Fauxchi has never answered the question, can the PCR test be used to diagnose an infection?

GoodyGumdrops 15 hours ago

I know people who agreed with the lockdowns and the mask mandates. I now know their true character Their livelihood wasn't affected by these draconian rules, so they had no problem turning a blind eye to those who were being affected.

When the lockdowns started, that's when I knew this wasn't about a cold/flu virus. It made absolutely no sense to shut down businesses worldwide and to force people to lose their income. The consequences of these lockdowns in the near future will be incalculable.

[Apr 30, 2021] Watch- Fauci Justifies Children Wearing Masks Outside -- 'They Are More at Risk of Getting Infected'

Apr 30, 2021 | www.breitbart.com

28 Apr 2021

During a Wednesday appearance on NBC's "Today," White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the new mask guidelines that allow vaccinated people to go outside without masks.

Host Savannah Guthrie asked Fauci when kids are going to be able to play without masks.

[Apr 30, 2021] Nolte- Dr. Fauci Is Either a Liar or a Fraud

Apr 30, 2021 | www.breitbart.com

Mea culpa: I spent a lot of time on these here digital pages defending Dr. Anthony Fauci. Brother, was I wrong. Fauci is a stone-cold liar. And if he's not a stone-cold liar, his only defense is that he is a fraud. Either way, shame on him and me.

For months Fauci has been everywhere, all over TV, urging Americans to lock themselves down, to abandon their jobs, their sick and dying family members, the small businesses they spent their lives getting off the ground; he urged us to drive our economy into the dirt, pull children who desperately need structure out of school, forgo once-in-a-lifetime graduations and graduation parties, cancel weddings and vacations

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me title=

Fauci's message was clear, militant, terrifying, and relentless: If you don't do these things, if you don't sacrifice these things, if you don't give up your liberty and prosperity, you are no better than a serial killer. The coronavirus is a unique and deadly killer, a particularly infectious and fatal disease unlike anything we've seen in more than a century.

And because Fauci became America's trusted scientific (and moral) authority, because he assured us he spoke only as a scientist and infectious disease expert, because he assured us he would always tell us like it is, and do so at any cost because public health was his only priority, look at what happened

A woman was arrested for reopening the business that fed her family. Christians were persecuted for attending church in the safety of automobiles. Teens were held up to national ridicule for behaving like teens in Florida and the Ozarks. Countless Americans suffered untold anguish after hospital visits were forbidden and funerals canceled. Everyday Americans were relentlessly demonized for daring to speak out or even question the Holy Writ of Fauci

And God help those who came out to protest the lockdowns, because bitter, power-hungry tyrants such as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and the hate-filled media that empower her, waved the Holy Writ of Fauci to justify smearing these Americans as racists and punishing them with lockdown extensions.

Heh, heh, heh Take that, Deplorables!

All this was allowed, all the inhumanity, all the flagrant violations of our Constitutional rights, all these Kafka-esque rules that protected Big Businesses like Walmart and further empowered massive corporations like Amazon, while small business withered and died. Democrat New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was finally allowed to openly practice his antisemitism All this was excused and even made virtuous by the Holy Writ of Fauci and the Cult of Personality he allowed to build up around his heroic fidelity to facts, science, and public health.

Well, we now know Fauci is either a fraud or liar.

We know this because for ten whole days Fauci said nothing as the Perfect Infection Storm hit America, as massive violations of social distancing and lockdowns took place all across the country (including the Ground Zero of New York City). There it was, everywhere Fauci's nightmare scenario come to vivid life: crowd after massive gathering after mob after parade Protesters and rioters shouting, shoulder to shoulder -- and Fauci said nothing And when he did finally speak out, it was to squeak on some local radio station.

Worse still, Fauci said nothing as the very same sanctimonious health care workers and "experts" who used the emotional blackmail of "We're at work for you, stay home for us" came out in full-throated support of leaving home and gathering in massive crowds.

So, which is it

me title=

Is Fauci a fraud or liar?

Was all his talk about concern for public health, his duty to tell it like it is no matter the personal or political fallout, just a big lie? Is he a fraud who still believes these mass gatherings are a nightmare scenario, but is unwilling to use his massive public platform to say so out loud because shaming protesters who hold the "approved" views among America's hideous elite would risk Fauci feeling the disapproval of those elites?

Or is he a liar, does he in fact know the coronavirus is nowhere near as deadly as he played it up to be? Is he a liar who misled us into agreeing to destroy our amazing economy in order to undermine the Bad Orange Man's re-election?

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Either way, Fauci's a sociopath. Either he's a sociopath who furthered his political ambitions and abused his authority and public trust to talk hundreds of millions of Americans into shattering their own lives and mental wellbeing when there was no real danger, or he's a sociopath who chooses the good opinion of elites over raising the alarm to save the lives of thousands and thousands of protesters, and the countless millions those thousands will infect.

What kind of man raises the alarm about the fact the black population is disproportionately killed by this virus and then remains silent as the black population gathers en masse, and remains silent as his fellow healthcare workers openly encourage the mass gathering of black America?

I'm almost as disgusted with myself for trusting Fauci as I am with him.

Never again will I trust the "experts."

Fuck them.

Fuck them all forever.

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[Apr 30, 2021] Fauci's Failures - Wellness Forum Health by Pamela Popper

Jul 03, 2020 | wellnessforumhealth.com

Fortunately, the public no longer has to listen to daily briefings by Fauci and Birx, two of the most incompetent doctors in the U.S. In my opinion, both should lose their jobs and Fauci should lose his medical license (Birx no longer holds a medical license) because they used bad information provided by unreliable sources to make policy recommendations that resulted in death and devastation throughout the U.S. Many people might refer to this as malpractice.

Suicides and overdose deaths increased exponentially as people became despondent over factors like isolation, economic ruin, and food insecurity. Child and spousal abuse increased. Murders increased. Nursing home patients died as a result of neglect when family members no longer could visit and supervise their care. People died who could not access medical treatment while hospitals and other facilities were closed and all resources were set aside for the COVID patients who never showed up.

The debacle starts with a model developed by Neil Ferguson of the Imperial College of London which predicted that tens of millions of people would die due to COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 was compared to the Spanish flu, which killed approximately 50 million people in 1918. Ferguson's report stated that the only way to prevent massive deaths would be for the entire population of the planet to be locked down and for people to remain separated for 18 months until a vaccine was available. Total isolation would be needed because the isolation of just vulnerable populations like the elderly would only reduce deaths by half. [1]

Ferguson's report was deemed so convincing that the World Health Organization, which had previously stated that lockdowns were not effective for containing infectious diseases, recommended that the world follow China's example, which included mandatory lockdowns and contact tracing. [2]

It seems that nobody, including Fauci and Birx, checked out Ferguson's background. In 2002, he predicted that 150,000 people would die from Mad Cow Disease, but only 2704 died. His estimation was 55 times higher than the real number. A few years later he predicted that 65,000 people would die of swine flu, and only 457 people died – his estimation was 142 times higher than the real number. [3] And his prediction of deaths from bird flu was 200,000,000 and only 455 people died – a prediction 439,560 times higher than the real number. [4]

As of June 8, total deaths worldwide had reached 410,000 – not tens of millions – and even this number is questionable. This time Ferguson was off not by thousands or hundreds of thousands – but by millions. And the average age at death was 80, with almost all who died having multiple co-morbidities. This hardly justifies destroying the lives of hundreds of millions of people by locking them down.

It seems that people who claim to be as smart as Fauci and Birx might think to check out the track record of the person who recommended such extreme measures prior to taking action. I'm regularly told by my critics that I'm not nearly as smart as Fauci, yet we do this type of checking in our office as standard procedure. One might also assume that the World Health Organization would check out Ferguson's track record prior to making decisions that would affect over seven billion people. Apparently not. Yet there are those who still listen to and revere these doctors and the WHO. Amazing!

A group of researchers at Stanford Prevention Research Center published an article on June 11 expressing significant concerns about both the models, some of which were not accompanied by any disclosure concerning methodology, and the actions taken in response. What resulted was a misallocation of hospital resources, and unjustified delayed healthcare for non-COVID patients. The researchers also point out the negative impact on mental health, increased unemployment, the loss of health insurance, prospect of starvation, and the potential spread of other infectious diseases as just some of the negative consequences of the grossly incompetent actions of Fauci and Birx and their brainwashed followers.

Here are some examples of the disparities cited between predictions and reality in individual states:

New York

Prediction: up to 140,000 hospital beds and 40,000 intensive care units with ventilators would be required

Reality: 18,569 hospitalizations and 4908 intensive care units required. (Predictions almost 87% off on both)

Tennessee

Prediction: 15,500 hospital beds, 2500 ICU beds and 2000 ventilators would be needed to keep people alive

Reality: 1232 hospital beds, 245 ICU beds and 208 ventilators required 92% and 90% off respectively), projected loss of $3.5 billion in revenue by Tennessee hospitals by June 30 as a result of cessation of non-COVID patient care.

California

Projection: up to 1.2 million beds would be required.

Reality: COVID patients occupy less than 5% of California hospital beds, and less than 20% of ICU beds

Georgia

Massachusetts General Hospital projected over 23,000 deaths in Georgia within a month of opening the economy and the actual number was only 896 (almost 96% off).

The Stanford Group listed reasons for this debacle which included lack of expertise; groupthink and the bandwagon effect; and selective reporting (otherwise known as lying). In other words, top health officials in the U.S. and in many states were incompetent and willing to blindly follow what others said without question, and then lied about it.

The researchers also note that this is not a new problem and expressed surprise that forecasting is still used given its "dubious track record." One of the reasons, they say, is that there are no serious consequences for people who make these bad decisions. To this point, as of the writing of this article, Fauci and Birx have not been criminally indicted for the death and destruction they have caused, and have not even been fired from their jobs.

The Stanford group goes on to write that even if a calamity the size of which the models predicted were to occur, policies like lockdowns have little impact on the death rate and generally do more harm than good, and add that exaggerated forecasts " may cause more harm than the virus itself." [5]

It's somewhat amazing that in view of his colossal failure, Fauci now has the nerve to say that the problem is not him or his incompetence. It's Americans. Instead of an apology, he takes us all to task in a recent podcast, stating that " for reasons that are inconceivable and not understandable – they just don't believe science and they don't believe authority." He goes on to say that "science is truth," which is true, but Fauci has not used science – he used information provided by a known charlatan who had been grossly mistaken before. Not able to help himself, he likens those of us who listened to him lie every day on national television and determined that he was a fraud to "anti-vaxxers" who do not want to be vaccinated even though, according to Fauci, the science clearly supports their safety. He never backs down, never admits he's wrong. [6]

We must do everything possible to make sure that Fauci, Birx, state health directors, and elected officials will at some point stand trial for their crimes against humanity. And we must take back our freedoms and liberties and our government so that this can never happen again.

[1] Ferguson NM, Laydon D, Nedjati-Gilani G et al. "Report 9: Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand." Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team March 16 2020

[2] World Health Organization, Non-Pharmaceutical Public Health Measures for Mitigating the Risk and Impact of Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza , October 2019; World Health Organization, "Considerations for Quarantine of Individuals in the Context of Containment for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)," March 19, 2020.

[3] National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit. "Disease in the UK (By Calendar Year." University of Edinburgh May 4 2020

[4] Sturcke J. "Bird flu pandemic could kill 150,000." The Guardian Sept 30 2005

[5] Ioannidis JPA, Cripps S, Tanner MA. "Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed." International Institute of Forecasters June 11 2020 https://forecasters.org/blog/2020/06/14/forecasting-for-covid-19-has-failed/

[6] Caplan J. "Anthony Fauci: Americans 'Don't Believe Science and They Don't Believe Authority" Breitbart News Jun 18 2020

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[Apr 30, 2021] The Fervent Fraud of Dr. Fauci by Bill Robinson

Apr 30, 2021 | www.wmal.com

The following is authored by a non-clinician.

I never liked Dr. Fauci, his diminutive stature, gravelly voice or Napoleonic, tough guy attitude. He seemed to me the consummate phony. His actions have all but confirmed this to be true.

When the pandemic first began in earnest, Fauci was packaged up and sold to the president and worried American populace as "the foremost epidemiologist in America" and innumerable other permutations of this outright falsehood.

Based on the past year, Anthony Fauci is nothing of the sort; he's not even close to the "foremost," "most prominent" or "most respected" epidemiologist this country has.

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Those titles would go to Dr. Ian Lipkin at Columbia University, who traveled to China to investigate the Wuhan virus in February of 2019 when Dr. Fauci was still calling cable media outlets scheduling his countless appearances.

Or, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, whose been questioning and shattering Fauci's flip-flopping and dangerous advice to Americans from the beginning. Dr. Bhattacharya is also a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration which is a foundational document laying out precisely how the cure was worse than the virus and why we have been taken to the cleaners in listening to those only wanting to keep us inside, masked up and economically decimated.

Dr. Martin Kulldorff is another infectious disease expert and professor of Medicine at Harvard University, who has consistently spoken out against Fauci's advice and prognostications.

Dr. Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Public Health is yet one more of the brave warriors fighting the tidal wave of lies, disinformation and propaganda inflicted on worried Americans in crisis. He went after Fauci like a centurion on the hydroxychloroquine swindle Fauci peddled for the last year.

These four examples of actual doctors who could've likely helped the world in this emergency have been real researchers and actual, live hands-on doctors with stethoscopes working with actual COVID patients.

When was the last time Fauci saw a patient and provided treatment, if ever? Even today, I have yet to see evidence he ever set foot in a COVID ward and showed any interest whatsoever in what Americans were going through. You can be sure there'd have been a media circus if he did.

This person, so instrumental in terrifying 330 million Americans for the last year is clearly some kind of a charlatan, empty vessel clearly reminding us of someone else with new-found, unlimited power.

We were told Fauci had been a fairytale hero of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. We were told he was a savior of the SARS virus. And we were told repeatedly by a complicit press that he was just the man to beat the daylights out of COVID-19. Again, here he was nothing of the sort.

The real truth about Dr. Fauci is that he did very little to solve the AIDS or SARS problems and actually made them worse. His real goal, it seems, was conducting vast media campaigns touting his own imaginary triumphs to be used later for more false hopes in a medical crisis.

Just look at the last year of his consistently wrong pronouncements, demands and admittedly outright lies to the American people such as flip-flopping on masks, lockdowns, treatments, and so on.

Likewise, his continual stabs to discredit the idea of herd immunity was bizarre, and his advice has led to tens of millions of American students being sequestered for a year or more with his inanity.

Whether intentional or not, Fauci has been a willing and intentional pawn of the Marxist Left in this country. Regardless of his intent, he's been a failure in every respect.

And of course, he still had false adulation ladled on him by our mainstream media like a well-basted Thanksgiving turkey throughout all his decades of quiet fiascoes.

Yet, in spite of it all, Fauci is the highest paid government employee in the country -- more than the president -- and his lightning-quick conversion to "chief medical advisor to President Biden," shows not only his utter lack of any loyalty but that his previous decrees were highly suspect.

As Fauci's reign of blundering and misinformation comes to an end, there's little doubt that all Americans have a tough lesson to be learned from all this chicanery.

Don't automatically trust or assign any credibility whatsoever to a doctor or politician. Is this case, Fauci was both.

Bill Robinson has appeared on Fox News, CNN, PBS, Bloomberg, BBC and had his own segment on SKY News. For seven years was the only Conservative columnist for the insufferably Liberal Huffington Post. Bill may be reached at : bill@relentlessmarketing.com Read Bill Robinson's reports -- More Here.

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[Apr 30, 2021] The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity - Flip-flopping Fauci's ridiculous idea of masking children proves he's compl

Apr 30, 2021 | www.ronpaulinstitute.org

Flip-flopping Fauci's ridiculous idea of masking children proves he's completely lost touch with reality written by robert bridge tuesday march 30, 2021 undefined

At a time when the US urgently needs a trusted voice of authority in the fight against Covid, it has instead received a smooth-talking snake oil salesman hawking politically tainted advice to an unsuspecting public.

Despite my best efforts to resist such sentiments, there is something bizarrely likeable about Anthony Stephen Fauci, 80, who serves as the chief medical adviser to the US president. And judging by his amazing staying power, millions of other Americans seem to feel the very same way.

Fauci comes off as the charismatic uncle who's always the center of attention at the dinner table with stories so fantastic that you want to believe they are true. It's that sort of mesmeric charm that could explain why this man has been so successful at sweet-talking America into medically-induced bondage for the next year, or decade, or maybe even forever? Who knows? Certainly not Anthony Fauci, that's for sure – the man who has turned flip-floppiness into a veritable field of science.

For example, who else but Washington's famous Covid guru could have convinced Americans, already at their wits' end over lockdowns, social distancing and an infernal mask regime, to roll up their sleeves for a vaccine, while also telling them it will do nothing to free them from lockdowns, social distancing and the infernal mask regime? To be perfectly blunt, selling that 'used car' to the public would require some superhuman bulls**tting abilities, with which Fauci seems to be inordinately endowed.

"I would recommend to people to not to abandon all public health measures just because you've been vaccinated," Fauci told CNN with a perfectly straight face. "Because even though for the general population it might be 90 to 95 percent effective, you don't necessarily know for you how effective it is."

America just shrugged its weary shoulders, unquestioningly accepting the gibberish as gospel because it came out of the mouth of Anthony Fauci. There was one person, however, who was not fooled by the silver-tongued fox, and that was US Senator Rand Paul. In an epic exchange during a Senate hearing on Covid, Paul, himself a medical doctor, told Fauci that continuing to wear a mask after infection or vaccination was mere "theater."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ff-PJp1f5v4

"You've been vaccinated and you parade around in two masks for show," Paul told Fauci in a dressing down long in the making. "You are defying everything we know about immunity by telling people [who have been vaccinated or previously infected] to wear a mask Do you want to get rid of 'vaccine hesitancy'? Tell them to quit wearing the mask after they get the vaccine! Give them a reward instead of telling them that the nanny state is going to be there for three more years and you got to wear a mask forever."

Fauci disagreed, saying, "masks are not theater, masks are protective."

Whatever the case may be, Paul's challenge to the formerly unassailable Fauci seems to have given others courage to speak out, because days later, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who dared mention the elephant in the hospital room – herd immunity.

Makary took exception with Fauci and his argument that the country needs to vaccinate 70 to 85% of the population to reach herd immunity from Covid-19. Why? Because Fauci, a strong advocate for vaccines, "inexplicably ignores natural immunity" which occurs when people are exposed to the disease.

"Undercounting or removing the many Americans with natural immunity from any tally of herd immunity is a scientific error of omission," Makary wrote. "When people wonder why President Biden talks about limiting Fourth of July gatherings, it's because [Anthony Fauci] has dismissed the contribution of natural immunity, artificially extending the timeline."

After a year of examining "millions of Covid-19 cases in the US, it's clear that reinfections are rare," he continued. "Natural immunity is real and shouldn't be ignored."

Amid this tepid yet growing pushback from the US political and medical communities, you would think that Anthony Fauci would practice some moderation, perhaps even ease up on his draconian proposals. In fact, just the opposite is happening. Over the weekend, in an interview on CBS' 'Face the Nation', Fauci said that children, who have shown a remarkable natural ability to fight off Covid, should wear masks around each other – even outdoors in the fresh air.

"When the children go out into the community, you want them to continue to wear masks when they're interacting with groups or multiple households," he said.

When asked whether children can return to summer camp and playgrounds this summer, Fauci refused to give a definite answer, even though Covid infections are dropping across the country, saying only that it was "conceivable that will be possible."

Fauci's comments come even as it is being demonstrated how ineffective masks are in preventing the spread of the disease. On March 10, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the termination of coronavirus restrictions in his state, much to the dismay of health officials. Two weeks later, however, the average number of daily new cases of the coronavirus in Texas decreased by 42.5%.

Such optimistic news, far from providing hope that a return to some semblance of normalcy is on the horizon, only gives people like Fauci more incentive to push on with measures that fly in the face of science and common sense. In short, they are tyrannical measures being pushed by would-be tyrants drunk on power.

Depriving children of the best years of their life against an almost nonexistent threat cannot be justified as anything other than an abuse of power – 'child abuse', to be more precise.

Anthony Fauci should be exposed as the charlatan he is. America needs someone who truly respects science, as opposed to merely someone who hides behind it for ulterior motives that have nothing in common with public health.

Reprinted with permission from RT .

[Apr 30, 2021] Charlatan Fauci -- US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

And where was his institute with its multimillion budget. Why they did not research the problem and adopting this idiotic 6 feet rule. Such a charlatan.
Mar 14, 2021 | www.yahoo.com

The United States' top pandemic advisor said Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one meter), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.

Anthony Fauci, a world-respected figure during the coronavirus crisis, said experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were examining a Massachusetts study that found "no substantial difference" in Covid cases in schools observing six-foot and three-foot rules.

Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" show whether that meant that a three-foot separation was sufficient, Fauci replied, "It does, indeed."

While cautioning that the CDC was still poring over the new data and conducting tests of its own, he said its findings would come "soon."

The six-foot social distancing rule has been a widely-adopted global measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, along with mask-wearing and hand-washing.

School officials across the world are under enormous pressure to fully reopen as soon as safely possible, but many say the six-foot requirement makes it extremely difficult without adding portable classrooms or shortening the school day.

Many teachers unions have also insisted on six-foot distancing.

Policies on reopening schools and businesses have varied sharply across the US and around the globe as government try to balance quelling infections with a return to normal life.

The study led by the Beth Deaconess Medical Center in Massachusetts, surveying 251 school districts, found "no substantial difference in the number of cases of Covid-19 among either students or staff" between those observing the three- and six-foot rules when all wore masks.

The findings, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, add to a growing body of evidence that Covid-19 transmission rates are low in schools.

...A three-foot rule would have an enormous impact on prospects for fully reopening schools, offices and even public areas such as sports venues.

[Apr 28, 2021] Joe Rogan is being attacked by Fauci the White House for daring to have an honest discussion about Covid-19 vaccines by Zachary Leeman

Joe Rogan: "I think it's safe to get vaccinated, but if you're 21 years old ... if you're a healthy person and you're exercising all of the time and you're young and you're eating well, I don't think you need to worry about this." https://twitter.com/i/status/1387077145156063234
And Fauci response: "You have to put a little bit of societal responsibility in your choices, and that's where I disagree with Mr. Rogan." https://twitter.com/i/status/1387414298432000000
It is unclear how Fauci response correlates with the fact that existing vaccines are less effective or (in case of Pfizer and South African strain) ineffective against new mutations. Does he acts as Big Pharma lobbyist, or what ?
Also, you have to be skeptical of pharmaceutical companies and the fact that they cannot be sued if something goes wrong with the vaccine.
Apr 28, 2021 | www.rt.com
White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and communications director Kate Bedingfield have made a point of belittling and attacking podcaster Joe Rogan for daring to have a mixed opinion on Covid-19 vaccines.

As Rogan has skyrocketed over the years to arguably the most influential and successful podcaster around, he has also turned into an intensely controversial figure, mainly for liberals who fear his willingness to give a platform to right-wing figures like Alex Jones and his less-than-PC takes on everything from transgender athletes to Covid-19 vaccines.

The latter is what landed the former 'Fear Factor' host in the hot seat this week as a clip from a recent episode of 'The Joe Rogan Experience' made its way across social media and critics painted Rogan as an anti-vaxxer spreading disinformation.

The controversy stems from Rogan saying, during a conversation with fellow comic Dave Smith, he would not recommend that a healthy person in their early 20s get a Covid-19 vaccine as they are not as vulnerable to the virus as older generations (who account for the majority of Covid deaths in the US) and people with preexisting medical conditions.

The Spotify podcaster also said pushing for kids to be vaccinated is "crazy," citing his own childrens' history with getting Covid-19, as both recovered relatively quickly.

Critics painted Rogan's comments as an angry anti-vaxx rant, urging his millions of listeners to avoid getting inoculated against Covid-19. However, they ignored the fact that Rogan says in the clip (and has said in the past) that getting vaccinated seems mostly safe and is indeed "important" for certain people.

Criticism of Rogan reached a bizarre new level on Wednesday when the White House appeared to launch a coordinated effort to disparage and belittle the podcaster, completely dismissing his opinions.

In multiple interviews, Fauci blasted Rogan for ignoring "societal responsibilities," arguing even young and healthy people should get vaccinated as asymptomatic individuals can still spread the virus.

The infectious disease expert also believes "kids of all ages" will be vaccinated by the end of the year – there are no vaccines on the market in the US approved for anyone under 16 – and everyone should "absolutely" get inoculated.

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Bedingfield also dismissed Rogan's opinion in a CNN interview where she said Rogan not being a doctor basically strips his words of any merit.

"I guess my first question would be, did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren't looking?" she asked. "I'm not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information."

Initial social media criticism of Rogan is one thing, but the White House pitting themselves against a private citizen having an open and frank discussion on a podcast is concerning. It's alarming enough that White House officials busy with vaccination efforts and a still-fresh administration would take the time to debate Rogan on the subject, but the responses to his discussion also show that administration officials are fearful of open debate and conversations about the vaccines. If one even strays from the belief that vaccines are 100% safe and every single person, regardless of age or health, should take them, they are attacked, at least if you have the following that Rogan has.

Rogan's discussions on Covid-19 vaccines do not boil down to a debate on whether getting inoculated against the virus is good for everyone or not. The recent viral clip even opens with the podcaster saying vaccines are safe, and he acknowledges that what he says about children and young, healthy people is not true across the board. He merely expresses concerns as a father and gives a personal opinion that in no way discourages everyone from getting a vaccine.

Looking at Fauci and Bedingfield's responses, it appears they aren't even debating what Rogan actually said.

Fauci, who has been a controversial figure himself and accused of flip-flopping multiple positions during the pandemic, argues that it is the potential transmission of the virus from one person to another that is the reason everyone should be vaccinated. Rogan never talks about the risk of transmission though. He simply makes the argument that a healthy individual who is younger may not need a vaccination to protect themselves from the deadlier aspects of Covid.

Bedingfield's argument is even lamer as she says without a "Dr." title, Rogan simply can't have concerns about vaccinations for children and others. She argues no one should take "medical advice" from a podcaster, setting Rogan up as a man who presented himself as some kind of expert on vaccines, dishing out advice to his listeners, who apparently aren't intelligent enough to make up their own minds, according to these critics.

Fauci and Bedingfield and any other White House official who decides to paint Rogan as the face of anti-vaxxers should be ashamed of themselves. Their personal attacks are an opportunistic way to take a shot at someone who has somehow become a near-pariah on the left, and to discourage open and frank discussions about vaccines. Their swift dismissal of a comedian who is not quite waving the flag for every single person to be vaccinated shows that they don't want discussion from citizens they want compliance and for people to keep nodding their heads at their ever-changing talking points and guidelines.

It really doesn't matter who is right in the White House versus Joe Rogan debate because there shouldn't be a White House versus Joe Rogan debate. Ironically, Fauci and Bedingfield have probably made more people aware of Rogan's comments by addressing them. They and other officials have taken questionable criticism of a fairly harmless conversation and used it to create a false narrative about one man to strike fear into anyone who would dare consider what he or anyone else would say above what they do.

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[Apr 27, 2021] The Gamaleya Center statement - Official website vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V

Notable quotes:
"... Science Mag ..."
Apr 27, 2021 | sputnikvaccine.com

Covid-19 Vaccine Thrombosis:

THE GAMALEYA CENTER STATEMENT

A comprehensive analysis of adverse events during clinical trials and over the course of mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine showed that there were no cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).

All vaccines based on adenoviral vector platform are different and not directly comparable. In particular, AstraZeneca’s ChAdOx1-S vaccine uses chimpanzee adenovirus to deliver the antigen, consisting of S-protein combined with leader sequence of tissue-type plasminogen activator. The vaccine from Johnson&Johnson uses human adenovirus serotype Ad26 and full-length S-protein stabilized by mutations. In addition, it is produced using the PER.C6 cell line (embryonic retinal cells), which is not widely represented among other registered products.

Sputnik V is a two-component vaccine in which adenovirus serotypes 5 and 26 are used. A fragment of tissue-type plasminogen activator is not used, and the antigen insert is an unmodified full-length S-protein. Sputnik V vaccine is produced with the HEK293 cell line, which has long been safely used for the production of biotechnological products.

Thus, all of the above vaccines based on adenoviral vectors have significant differences in their structure and production technology. Therefore, there is no reason and no justification to extrapolate safety data from one vaccine to safety data from other vaccines.

The quality and safety of Sputnik V are, among other things, assured by the fact that, unlike other vaccines, it uses a 4-stage purification technology that includes two stages of chromatography and two stages of tangential flow filtration. This purification technology helps to obtain a highly purified product that goes through mandatory control including the analysis of free DNA presence. In addition, the volume of nucleic acid is several dozen times lower in adenoviral vectors compared to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (1 to 2 mcg vs 50 to 100 mcg, correspondingly).

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine on April 9, 2021, discusses that the cause of the thrombosis in some patients vaccinated with other vaccines could be insufficient purification that leads to the emergence of significant quantities of free DNA. Insufficient purification or use of very high doses of target DNA/RNA can result in adverse interaction of a patient’s antibodies that activate thrombocytes with elements of the vaccine itself and/or free DNA/RNA, which can form a complex with the PF4 factor.

Link to the study:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2104840?query=featured_home

The Gamaleya Center is ready to share its purification technology with other vaccine producers in order to help them minimize the risk of adverse effects during vaccination.

[Apr 26, 2021] Fauci flip-flops again and state hat outdoor COVID Infection Risk Is Miniscule by Matt Margolis

Loss of legitimacy of the US medical establishment and Fauci personally is quite evident from the comments.
Looks like Anthony "surprise outbreak" Fauci took just 13 months to go full circle from no masks needed outside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa6t_e7dgI to everyone should wear two masks, to no mask needed outside. The man is a national embarrassment to anyone paying attention
Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Matt Margolis via PJMedia.com,

For many months now, Dr. Anthony Fauci has advocated that people remain masked outdoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"When you are indoors, make sure you have a mask. When you're outdoors, keep the mask on," he said back in August, though he acknowledged that being outdoors was significantly safer than being indoors.

Now, Fauci is saying that he believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide updated guidance on wearing face masks outdoors, and says it's "common sense" to reconsider the guidance.

I call it science, but I'll take it.

Fauci also concedes that the risk of contracting COVID-19 while engaged in outdoor activities is "minuscule."

"What I believe you're going to be hearing, what the country is going to be hearing soon, is updated guidelines from the CDC," Fauci said on ABC's This Week .

"The CDC is a science-based organization. They don't want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data and the data backs it up."

"But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low , especially if you're vaccinated," he added.

You think? Why did it take so long to figure this out?

You think? Why did it take so long to figure this out?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/e8PyIIe00fw

Dr. Fauci's credibility has taken some severe hits, particularly in recent weeks. When Texas Governor Greg Abbott axed the state's mask mandate and other COVID-related restrictions on businesses and people, Dr. Anthony Fauci called it "risky" and "potentially dangerous." But no surge happened .

Earlier this month Fauci struggled to explain how Texas defied his own predictions during an appearance on MSNBC, arguing at the time that there might be a "lag." Three weeks later, there's still no surge in cases in Texas.

Fauci also defended the "pause" in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, even though you're more likely to die from general anesthesia than you are to get severe blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine .


Jim in MN 2 hours ago

Sorry, anyone pushing universal 'vaccinations' is still an enemy of humanity.

BouncingCat 2 hours ago

100% vaccination makes as much sense as 0% vaccination, but, wait, Pfizer is pushing for a third round.

BinAnunnaki 2 hours ago

So is Moderna

Bacon's Rebellion 1 hour ago (Edited)

""But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low , especially if you're vaccinated," - Fauci

What? The vaccine DOES NOT prevent you from becoming infected, getting sick, hospitalized or dying...it "reduces the likelihood of a severe case"..and I've yet to find solid data of this reduction percentage of severe cases!...GTFO!

""Because in a certain situation, one can get vaccinated, have no clinical disease at all, but get infected and not even know it and have replication of virus in your nasopharynx and inadvertently transmit it to somebody else who might actually be unvaccinated and get ill." - Fauci

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Study Results
~44,000 Participants
1,594 "cases" in the vaccine group
1,816 "cases" in the placebo group
(12% effective at "reducing cases"...lol...junk science)

ZERO DEATHS! ( 1 person died 3 days after injection; wasn't Covid or the vaccine though...no mention of what killed the person..lol..yeah, right;)

Vaccinated or not...NO...ONE...DIED!

No data was provided on the severity of the "cases". Read the document, they define a "case"; saying you don't feel good, and you test positive, qualifies as a "case".

(Link downloads a PDF | Pfizer Emergency Use Application)
https://www.fda.gov/media/144416/download

Bacon's Rebellion 1 hour ago

Kentucky, March 2021
CDC Findings
COVID-19 Outbreak
Skilled Nursing Facility After Vaccination Program

Note: " Skilled Nursing Facility" = you are very near the end of your life due to illness/age.

Findings Summary: If you're not old and/or near death, Covid WAS NOT a threat to your life.

Vaccination Rates:
52.6% of the 116 employees fully vaccinated
90.4% of the 83 residents were fully vaccinated.

"Cases":
46 COVID-19 cases total
26 residents (18 fully vaccinated) – 69% of the resident "cases" were fully vaccinated!!!
20 employees (4 vaccinated )
48% of "cases" were in people that were "fully vaccinated"!

Deaths:
2 unvaccinated residents died
1 vaccinated resident died.
So, 3 people, OUT OF 83, or 3.6%, whom were near the end of their life at the start, died of complications from a flu virus..shocking!

ZERO EMPLOYEES DIED
ZERO EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED
20 EMPLOYEES HAD THE SNIFFLES!

Read it for yourself.

CDC Outbreak Findings
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7017e2.htm

Bacon's Rebellion 1 hour ago (Edited)

The New England Journal of Medicine
Large Scale Study of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine

>>Estimated vaccine efficacy for severe Covid-19 is 92%
>>WOW! Fantastic! We're all saved!

Devil in the details...

596,618 in the vaccinated group
596,618 in the not vaccinated group

229 people...0.00019... OUT OF 1,193,236 PEOPLE...developed a "severe case" of Covid19
55 in the Vax group
174 in the Un-Vaxed group

99.9999% in Vaxed group did not experience severe Covid19
99.9970% in Un-Vaxed group did not experience severe Covid19

41 people...0.00003...OUT OF 1,193,236 PEOPLE...DIED of Covid19
9 in the Vax group (9 out of 55 severe cases = 16.4% died)
32 in the Un-Vaxed group (32 out of 174 severe cases = 18.4% died)

.000015 of all the fully vaccinated people died
.000054 of all the un-vaccinated died

Looks like "The Science" is saying your odds of dying from Covid19 are pretty slim whether or not you are vaccinated.

The New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765

Loocust 1 minute ago

Have you read the document you linked yourself? Quickly glanced over it and it doesn't say what you says it does.

The numbers you quote are from page 41:

"Among 3,410 total cases of suspected but unconfirmed COVID-19 in the overall study population, 1,594 occurred in the vaccine group vs. 1,816 in the placebo group."

These are "suspected cases of symptomatic COVID-19 that were not PCR-confirmed".

On page 4 you will find the actual result:

"Vaccine efficacy for the primary endpoint against confirmed COVID-19 occurring at least 7 days after the second dose was 95.0% with 8 COVID-19 cases in the vaccine group compared to 162 COVID-19 cases in the placebo group."

These are PCR confirmed covid-19 cases.

See table 6 for these numbers per age-group.

On page 40 the 6 (not 0, not 1) deaths during this study are looked at in more detail.

"cardiac arrest 62 days after vaccination #2 and died 3 days later"

"pre-existing atherosclerotic disease and baseline obesity and died 3 days after vaccination #1"

For placebo group: "myocardial infarction (n=1), hemorrhagic stroke (n=1) or unknown causes (n=2)".

Did you link another document then you wanted to link? Or you didn't read/understand what you linked?

Misesmissesme 1 hour ago remove link

"even though you're more likely to die from general anesthesia than you are to get severe blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine ."

Yea, but typically I'm getting general anesthesia because I'm about to have surgery that is necessary to save my life or fix something that is seriously broken or not working correctly. The experimental jab fits neither of those two criteria.

Apples and orangutan butts.

Not Your Father's ZH 45 minutes ago

But, maybe: Major Signal the COVID-19 Fearmongering is Ending

Froman 1 hour ago remove link

Follow the money. Jabs mean $$$ for the politicians and the drug companies. The more jabs the merrier. It is always all about the benjamins. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

MAGAMAN 59 minutes ago remove link

The jabs are nothing compared to the medical bills that can be run up, in the wake of the damage.

For example, Statin drugs R cheap and the cost of pushing them on the public is a loss leader, but once someone used statin drugs for 5-8 years, they'll be on 8 or so very expensive drugs.

chunga 2 hours ago remove link

I heard on the radio experts saying it's just fine to get Dystopia Virus shot number two up to three months later. This tells many people who got shot number one have decided they made a mistake and don't want shot number two.

BinAnunnaki 2 hours ago

They hear how sick people got after the second one. Colleague got a stinging red rash up and down his legs

BinAnunnaki 2 hours ago

They hear how sick people got after the second one. Colleague got a stinging red rash up and down his legs

End Times Prophecy 2 hours ago

You can hate Trump all you like be he was right on the money with his assessment of Fraud Fauci.

orangedrinkandchips PREMIUM 2 hours ago remove link

i like Trump but "cmon man"....calling Fauci out was easy.

he's political hack.

homeskillet 47 minutes ago

Trump did nothing to remove Fauci and is a fan of vaccine - Fraud.

Heroic Couplet 1 hour ago

Trump is a fool, with or without Fauci.

JRobby 2 hours ago

The man displays none of the characteristics of a scientist and all of the characteristics of a politician/career bureaucrat

gmak 2 hours ago (Edited)

It's not that he flip-flops. Data and information that is available can change and one needs to adjust. It's that he has admitted that he LIES TO MANIPULATE the general population because he doesn't believe that they are open to hearing the data and information nor capable of managing their own individual risks.

He believes that he knows what is good for us better than we do in our individual lives. He believes that it is OK to lie and manipulate to achieve a result that HE BELIEVES is necessary.

He is a LIAR and a MANIPULATOR when we need true LEADERS. That is why so many are responding to De Santis, BTW.

boyplunger7777 2 hours ago

Most expensive govt employee at $430,000/year. Done more damage to the nation than anyone in recent history. Bought and paid for by big pharma. Trump was a fool to give this clown a platform.

Fiscal Reality 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

If you haven't mentally determined that Fauci is an IDIOT and a medical carnival barker, you're hopeless.

Mask up, vax up and stay terrified forever, sheep. COVID is ONLY 99.99% survivable. A dog bite is more dangerous.

Mrs. Fiscal is in an unnamed South American Country. They are hopelessly hypnotized by the COVID hysteria. Masks EVERYWHERE, even while riding bicycles or motorcycles or riding alone in a car.

Just like like Oregon, CA or NY.

Pigeon 2 hours ago

Same quack who played up the "heterosexual risk of AIDS" as high as gay sex, IV drug use risk.

Nona Yobiznes 1 hour ago

Fauci is a trainwreck. He has destroyed the credibility of the CDC, and no amount of media fluff pieces is going to change that.

OrazioGentile 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

More from the Ministry of Disinformation! What constitutes outside and inside? If you are on the plains of Iowa, you definitely are outside...but if you are walking down a street in NYC with sidewalk cafes full of people without masks are you really outside? If you take the vaccine are you really immune to catching the Virus or is the vaccine more of a therapeutic that will lessen the symptoms if you do catch Covid? If you take said vaccine can you still pass it to others even if you are "immune"? Perhaps Dr. Tony could clarify these questions as opposed to giving advice on other topics....? At least Dr. Birx seemed to be more straight forward than this guy.

Dumpster Elite 51 minutes ago remove link

"The CDC is a science-based organization. They don't want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data and the data backs it up."

Also, there were no suitcases full of ballots underneath desks at the State Farm arena, the Steele Dossier is totally truthful and fact-based, and Hunter Biden has never committed a criminal act.

A. Lee Ess 1 hour ago

I believe that Zerohedge had a story a while back on a track coach that got fired for not requiring his kids to mask up while practicing. He should put up a billboard asking for an apology.

Nona Yobiznes 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

I hope he sues. Fired for trying to protect kids from harmful masks during physical exertion. We must protect them from a virus that doesn't affect them, using a tool that doesn't work, in an environment where they are extremely unlikely to spread germs. Our world has gone nuts.

BitchesBetterRecognize 59 minutes ago

If people in the USA just bothered backtracking the endless lies, inconsistencies, contradictions & misinformation provided by Fauci, CDC & MSM while putting the pieces together, then the Plandemic should have been over by last summer

I still can't fathom why people keep participating in the Plandemic hoax, given all the irrefutable evidence that already exist to repel it completely.

Nelbev 1 hour ago remove link

Fvck Facuci. If the vaccine is so safe, then why does big pharma refuse to sell it in any country unless governments grant full legal immunity against vaccine injury liability torts. They skipped animal trials, normal vaccine phase III testing will not be finished till 2023.

Double mask, no mask outside, who is this idiot? 300 TV interviews last year and highest paid gov employee, how much time to read the growing hundreds of pier reviewed and published scientific papers, some from NIH, which say masks, lockdowns, social distancing do not work. If they did, you would see a drop in covid deaths a week or two after imposed by states or countries and can statistically test, but even without statistics can just look at data at a state like Texans and neighbors or Sweden and see.

His rec that young kids get vaccinated is idiotic. Data shows people under 30 are basically immune from death and if asymptomatic not spreaders. Their chance of being mauled to death by a local pet dog is greater than covid, same for car accidents, same risk logic to be safe should ban driving in cars and execute all dogs and cats. If you are under 30 or have already have had covid, you are crazy to to get vaccinated.

They got their mail in ballots and took the election. Why keep this meme going? I guess as soon as data out vaccinated people dying of covid, they will have to have everyone vaccinated every 6 months for rest of life and no civil liberties as new strains mutates like the common cold or seasonal flu.

They want me to get vaccinated so I do not spread to other non-vaccinated people, well non-vaccinated people have chose not to take risk of experimental vaccination, should not force upon us, no work, no travel, mask, social distance, stay home, stores closed, more propaganda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONfvD8hbofo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvdFsAf8mZo

Give Me Some Truth 20 minutes ago remove link

Fauci is like J. Edgar Hoover? He has too much dirt on too many people to be fired? He certainly seems to have gotten a life-time appointment.

GoodyGumdrops 1 hour ago

"But when you look around at the common sense situation, the risk is really low , especially if you're vaccinated," he added.

Yeah, because after getting injected with an experimental Covid shot, and you now have a cocktail of toxins altering your body's cells, you'll definitely have more serious things to worry about than just getting Covid.

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MAGAMAN 1 hour ago remove link

It amazes me how people follow a man that is so totally corrupt.

lawofone 2 hours ago

REPORT: Pfizer Vaccine Confirmed To Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases – Study

https://nationalfile.com/report-pfizer-vaccine-confirmed-to-cause-neurodegenerative-diseases/

untested gene therapy experiment. what a disaster.

PrivetHedge 2 hours ago remove link

Some people don't seem to understand that Fauci is a corrupt clown, a jester, just put there to laugh and make fun of us. No one should listen to anything he says.

The CDC is a corporation who has it's own agenda, currenyly infused with Gates's agenda od death for all. No one should listen to anything it says.

Biden, in advanced dementia and a globalist puppet, is also there to laugh at us and make fun of us, while our friends and family take the death jab, and infect the rest of us with mRNA shedding and spike proteins that guarantee infertility. No one should listen to anything he says.

We don't need the parasitic government and the mainstream media. It's the same gang, who want to kill us. In 2-3 years time tens of millions will be dead of ADE from the jab. The birth rate will be non existent.

We are losing this war.

hanekhw 33 minutes ago (Edited)

The widespread distrust of this man is well earned. Centuries of effort to create trust of the entire medical profession has been wiped out in little over a year. THAT damage is much worse than the pitiful few deaths from a Pandemic that was a fraud from the beginning perpetrated entirely for political power.

The Vel 2 hours ago

So, why are morons wearing masks outside?? Of course, the question is rhetorical.

Enraged 4 minutes ago remove link

The CDC represents Big Pharma, so the mission to recommend vaccines and drugs for profit.

I would say Fraudci is losing credibility, but he never had it.

Londo 2 hours ago

Another misleading title. Quoting Fauci out of context. Its about crowding . Disease will spread if you have crowding outdoors. LIke the Indian Diwali festival. Or the marathon runner in Italy last March. One runner spread it to 100.

[Apr 26, 2021] Read this and commit seppuku, Fauci. In fact, excessive wearing of masks make you SICK!!

Apr 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com


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Read this and commit seppuku, Fauci. In fact, masks make you SICK!!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

Physiological effects of wearing facemasks

Wearing facemask mechanically restricts breathing by increasing the resistance of air movement during both inhalation and exhalation process [12] , [13] . Although, intermittent (several times a week) and repetitive (10–15 breaths for 2–4 sets) increase in respiration resistance may be adaptive for strengthening respiratory muscles [33] , [34] , prolonged and continues effect of wearing facemask is maladaptive and could be detrimental for health [11] , [12] , [13] . In normal conditions at the sea level, air contains 20.93% O 2 and 0.03% CO 2 , providing partial pressures of 100 mmHg and 40 mmHg for these gases in the arterial blood, respectively. These gas concentrations significantly altered when breathing occurs through facemask. A trapped air remaining between the mouth, nose and the facemask is rebreathed repeatedly in and out of the body, containing low O 2 and high CO 2 concentrations, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia [35] , [36] , [11] , [12] , [13] . Severe hypoxemia may also provoke cardiopulmonary and neurological complications and is considered an important clinical sign in cardiopulmonary medicine [37] , [38] , [39] , [40] , [41] , [42] . Low oxygen content in the arterial blood can cause myocardial ischemia, serious arrhythmias, right or left ventricular dysfunction, dizziness, hypotension, syncope and pulmonary hypertension [43] . Chronic low-grade hypoxemia and hypercapnia as result of using facemask can cause exacerbation of existing cardiopulmonary, metabolic, vascular and neurological conditions [37] , [38] , [39] , [40] , [41] , [42] . Table 1 summarizes the physiological, psychological effects of wearing facemask and their potential long-term consequences for health.

[Apr 20, 2021] Fauci and cholorquinine

Apr 20, 2021 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Deap , 14 February 2021 at 12:07 PM


CDC website continues to recommend cholorquinine as a good choice when traveling to malaria prone countries. The same drug CDC-Fauci claims will "kill you" if you are in "covid" countries.

https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/drugs.html

[Apr 15, 2021] NIH or wearing masks

Still in close spaces it makes sense to wear mask. Like in shops.
Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
3 hours ago (Edited)

Science says that masks don't stop viruses but wearing them can lead to sickness and death. Fauci follows that science -- in his mission to kill.

US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis

Conclusion

The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 , supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

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in4mayshun 1 hour ago remove link

Another good link: (PCR test is worthless...)

https://cormandrostenreview.com/report

[Apr 15, 2021] Dr. Fauci and virrus proporation via contact with infectred surfqces

This charlatan did not even try to establish the time of survival of the virus on various surfaces which is a direct responsibility of his institute.
He did not study virus survival in air droplets iather
Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

2 hours ago remove link

Oh well, apparently all that hand wringing about surfaces was a tad overdone. Last week the CDC announced that the risk of contracting the virus by touching a "contaminated" surface was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 and 10,000. Another myth born of Covid-hysteria has bitten the dust.


enough of this 3 hours ago remove link

Dr. Foh Chi is always wrong but never in doubt.

chunga 3 hours ago

This Fauci character is a deranged medical terrorist. He became a fake doctor to avoid the draft. See: Yellow Berets.

onemorething 3 hours ago (Edited)

I once attended a polo match in the UK.

there was a long line of people waiting to use porta-potties, but I noticed the hunt club's restrooms had only three people waiting there, so my girlfriend and I sauntered over to the shorter line.

i asked GF, " I wonder why everyone's waiting in line over there, when over here are shorter lines and better bathrooms? "

An older woman in mink, dripping in diamond jewelry, was in line ahead of us.

She turned around and haughtily exclaimed

because people... are sheep.

CheapBastard 3 hours ago

Fauci refuses to comment on the maskless, unvaccinated flood of illegals coming across the border, while at the same time he trashes restaurants and Churches.

justyouwait 2 hours ago

The contradictions in how they enforce their lies is mind bending. Last summer BLM/Antifa were somehow immune to the disease while they attacked and burned America to the ground. The real powers behind this whole scam thought their actions were great and were thus sanctioned as they thought they would throw a bad light on Trump. Peacefully going for a walk down the same streets was seen as spreading death from one end to the other.

Once again, riot season has started and the powers that are in charge of the scam are back to avoiding those uncomfortable conversations about the peaceful protesters out there. They had told us that the EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS would get us back to normal once most of the population had taken them. Now they are talking about booster shots forever (you know, the gene altering treatments that surely won't have any dangerous side effects). They are also now starting to tell us that masks and distancing will never go away (they haven't put it in those terms but if the shots we are getting now won't get us off masks and distancing then neither will the boosters). This is the "new normal" folks.

fanbeav 3 hours ago

I work with idiots who wash their hands every time they touch a public surface. Wear their face diapers to walk from their car to the office with no one around. Then remove the face diaper at work. Replace the mask when deliveries come into the office. When delivery person leaves, they remove the mask. Put it back on when the days is over and they walk back to their car.....alone!

Now they are bragging about getting the "jab" like they are in some super dupper club.


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HeyThere 2 hours ago

Do you like anagrams? FAUCI >>>> CIA FU.

HC-CZ 3 hours ago

Saw a woman at Home Depot a few days ago.

Face shield, mask, gloves, and hair wrapped up in plastic. Outside.

DesertEagle 3 hours ago

"I work with idiots who wash their hands every time they touch a public surface. Wear their face diapers to walk from their car to the office with no one around.

Now they are bragging about getting the "jab"

These brainwashed airheads are like cult members - the Cult of Covid...

MCDirtMigger 3 hours ago

Fauxi is the 21st century version of the 16th century Pope declaring the world to be flat. Because, you know, the 'consensus ' tells him it is so.

[Apr 15, 2021] Where's Dr. Fauci As Another Corona-Myth Dies

Apr 15, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by John Tamny via RealClearMarkets ,

For over a year well-to-do Americans have quite literally been "quarantining" packages shipped to them, and that were dropped off at their residences by "science-denying" untouchables who lacked the means to similarly "shelter-in-place."

The package-terrified have usually waited 48 hours before handling said box and contents.

What about the Clorox wipes that were never in stock thanks to frantic science believers clearing the shelves of them? Some never left their homes.

Of course, when the corona-fearful actually ventured outside, they wore gloves while still not touching anything. They jumped out in the street when passing another human since, well, you know, the very humans who've driven all progress for millennia were suddenly a lethal menace to one another. But the main thing is that if they had to risk their lives by being in public, the science reverent more than masked up: they wiped down everything they came near.

Even though airlines were sending out texts ahead of boarding meant to comfort the nail-biting about plane interiors that had been thoroughly scrubbed, passengers still brought their own wipes on planes; that, or they accepted wipes from flight attendants in order to double up on the work done by maintenance. At present, Hilton essentially co-brands its rooms with Lysol .

Oh well, apparently all that hand wringing about surfaces was a tad overdone. Last week the CDC announced that the risk of contracting the virus by touching a "contaminated" surface was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 and 10,000. Another myth born of Covid-hysteria has bitten the dust.

Since it has, the reasonable in our midst can only hope that Corona-celebrity Anthony Fauci is asked to comment on the new findings. They're very telling, and not solely because what was once believed deeply has turned out to be so wrong.

But since all the hysteria about surfaces has been revealed as much ado about nothing, it's worth starting there . More realistically, it's worth traveling back in time nearly 40 years to 1983. It was then that Fauci asserted in a paper that "routine close contact, as within a family household" could spread AIDS. To say that Fauci was wrong brings new meaning to understatement.

At the same time, Fauci's false assumptions in '83 don't indict him. Back then little was known about AIDS. Doctors were flying blind as it were, so they worked tirelessly to learn more.

Applied to the present, all-too-many on the left have hysterically criticized the "science-deniers" in their midst who are only deniers insofar as they haven't always accepted the present consensus about the coronavirus. As opposed to deniers, these skeptics were just being reasonable. Think about it. It's not "science" if there isn't doubt.

And as Fauci's incorrect assumptions from long ago yet again remind us, there's so much we don't know. There's so much we get wrong in the early days as we're learning . In the 1980s the view from the NHS experts in England was that one in five Brits would contract AIDS for which there was no cure. Even in hyper-lefty Hollywood, homosexual actor Tony Perkins went to great lengths to hide his AIDS diagnosis given his reasonable belief that he would never work again. Hollywood had overreacted. By many miles. How little we knew.

That so many got AIDS so wrong not too long ago should hopefully cause the hysterical of the moment to perhaps dial down their certainty. What you believe likely won't age well, which is the point. It explains why so many of us were so horrified by lockdowns.

You see, we weren't solely against lockdowns because we deny science or that we don't care about the virus, or didn't believe it existed. In truth, we were against the lockdowns because freedom produces abundant information in addition to being a virtue on its own.

We were also against the lockdowns simply because force is superfluous if something threatens; particularly if the threat is thought to be lethal. About Covid's lethality, doesn't the latter explain why some of the science-worshipful were so terrified, and so desperate to "quarantine" packages, wipe down doorknobs, and avoid human contact? OK, but if you were that scared, then what was the point of forced lockdowns ?

Indeed, as has been made plain, the fearful were already going to great lengths to do what they thought would protect them from the virus. The latter yet again explains the lack of Clorox wipes, masks, etc. It's a reminder that people didn't need to be forced.

No doubt the fear expressed by the scrubbers and washers has proven overdone and unwarranted in retrospect, which speaks to why freedom of action during "crises" is so important. In other words, those who threw caution to the wind and who couldn't be bothered to disinfect everything were just as important as the corona-obsessed when it came to finding answers. Arguably more important. The "deniers" provided information about virus spread that the "believers" could not. Get it?

In this case, the deniers who lived their lives were correct. Avoiding all contact proved idiotic. The "doubters" had science on their side.

It's all yet again a reminder that hysterical certitude isn't the same as knowledge. Emotion is its own form of denial. 3 hours ago

Fauci = Big Pharma Whore


The End Game 3 hours ago

" What was the point of forced lockdowns?"

Is that really even a question anymore? If it is, then you have not been paying attention!

mikka 3 hours ago

It would be funny if it wasn't true.

Sir Edge 1 hour ago

CDC / Fauci / Gates - Epidemic created Fear is FIRST about control and then second about the profits from the drugs or vaxes... so they have more resources to do it AGAIN... as in now the vaccinated may 'NEED' a third shot ?

xious 3 hours ago (Edited)

Trump did nothing to stop covid scam. He is one of them.

This is way bigger than Trump, you should know that by now.

Savyindallas 2 hours ago

very true. I will be so happy when Trump apologists finally realize we were conned by "Con Don--crisis actor extraordinaire. After being an early and avid supporter, it took me about two years to finally admit the Truth. The rest of you need to come to terms with this fact and move on-- otherwise, we are truly screwed.

Billy the Poet 2 hours ago

I thought Trump was a convenient monkey wrench to toss in the works and he was. Trust in government, media, academia and corporations is at an all time low. It's an anarchist's dream.

This is a much better point to be moving forward from than if it hadn't happened.

It's a shame you can't see that.

CheapBastard 2 hours ago (Edited)

"We're all in this together."

Billionaires made $3.9 trillion during the pandemic

https://www.businessinsider.com/billionaires-made-39-trillion-during-the-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccines-2021-1

DesertEagle 3 hours ago

" What was the point of forced lockdowns?"

Very simple. The 85-90% of the population not at high risk for serious Covid illness were locked up to prevent natural "herd immunity" from developing. In order to force the warp speed "vaccines" on everyone. And then to implement tracking and control of the sheep via Vaccine Passports and ultimately micro chipping of everybody but the elites running the Covid psyop.

EnoughBS21 3 hours ago

This idiot is a complete Deep State fraud and should be brought up on charges of crimes against humanity and hanged!

JoeyChernenko PREMIUM 3 hours ago

Do a fundraiser. Kind of like those fundraisers where you get to hit an old car with a baseball bat. We could pay off the national debt. I'd pony up $10,000 or so.

desertboy 2 hours ago remove link

In Fauci's defense: he's not simply neurotic; he had a very real profit motive.

Jack Offelday 3 hours ago

Fauci will infamously be remembered as the face of COVID. What a legacy.

whatisthat1 2 hours ago

This post and other evidence demonstrate dr Fauci is a fraud and nefarious career bureaucrat....

Bunter Hiden 3 hours ago

I stopped taking any kind of precautions about 1 month after the hysteria started. No masks, no gloves, no quarantining, etc. I've gone about my life as normal, well as normal as you can with 80% of the population freaking out.

Fauxchi is a quack. Look at what he said about SARS-1 and SARS-2. Totally contradictory.

When something doesn't pass the sniff test, throw it away.

williambanzai7 1 hour ago

Dr Fauci and his cohorts seem to be having great difficulty understanding anything about this virus other than it's money making attributes.

liberty2 3 hours ago

"Nobel Prize-Winning Inventor Said Dr. Fauci Is A Complete Fraud"

https://rumble.com/vbsh8v-nobel-prize-winning-inventor-said-dr.-fauci-is-a-complete-fraud.html

R.I.P. Kary Mullis

DesertEagle 3 hours ago

Fauci has been a charlatan forever. A Grifter who gets tons of money from the likes of Bill Gates and Big Pharma. Don't forget he pushed immunity from legal liability for vaccine makers through Congress back in the '80's.

dustnwind 46 minutes ago

Why is the focus on Fauci instead of the politicians giving him so much power? Deflection perhaps?

5G-Powered Nanobots 36 minutes ago

Because he's a virologist with decades of experience

[Apr 09, 2021] Distrust of the establishment plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, but it's probably time to back off on the prevailing commentary suggesting that those avoiding vaccines are irresponsible, uninformed or politically manipulated

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Dr. Kaplan is a faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Excellence Research Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has served as associate director of the National Institutes of Health and chief science officer at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ..."
Apr 09, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Originally from: Stop Taking Shots at Those Who Fear Them - WSJ By Robert M. Kaplan April 8, 2021 6:21 pm ET

Distrust of the establishment plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, but it's probably time to back off on the prevailing commentary suggesting that those avoiding vaccines are irresponsible, uninformed or politically manipulated. Achieving herd immunity requires that about 70% of Americans are vaccinated or contract Covid and develop natural immunity, which official numbers place around 10% of the population. Polls consistently show that 21% say they will definitely not get the vaccine and about a third rate their chances of taking the vaccine as less than 50%. It's better to address common fears and concerns respectfully and informatively than with hectoring and condescension.

Dr. Kaplan is a faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine Clinical Excellence Research Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has served as associate director of the National Institutes of Health and chief science officer at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

[Apr 07, 2021] Fauci's NIAID Shielded Wuhan Bat Research Grant From Government Oversight by Anthony Fauci, didn't flag the project for review.

Highly recommended!
Apr 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Originally from: US Grant To Wuhan Lab To Enhance Bat-Based Coronaviruses Was Never Scrutinized By HHS Review Board, NIH Says - The Daily Call

In 2017, a subagency of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci - resumed funding a controversial grant to genetically modify bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China without the approval of a government oversight body, according to the Daily Caller .

For context, in 2014, the Obama administration temporarily suspended federal funding for gain-of-function research into manipulating bat COVID to be more transmissible to humans. Four months prior to that decision, the NIH effectively shifted this research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) via a grant to nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Peter Daszak.

Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance

The first $666,442 installment of EcoHealth's $3.7 million NIH grant was paid in June 2014, with similar annual payments through May 2019 under the " Understanding The Risk Of Bat Coronavirus Emergence " project.

Notably, the WIV "had openly participated in gain-of-function research in partnership with U.S. universities and institutions" for years under the leadership of Dr. Shi 'Batwoman' Zhengli, according to the Washington Post 's Josh Rogin.

In 2017, however, the " Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) Framework was formed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)," which was tasked with evaluating the risks involved with enhancing dangerous pathogens, as well as whether proper safeguards are in place, before a grant into 'gain-of-function' or similarly risky research can be issued.

Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) - the subagency which funded EcoHealth - didn't think the grant needed review , and resumed their relationship with Daszak without flagging it for the P3CO committee , an NIH spokesperson told the Caller .

EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak toasts with WIV's 'Batwoman' Shi Zhengli

" This is a systemic problem ," says Rutgers University professor of chemical biology, Richard H. Ebright, referring to the loophole in the review process - and adding that NIAID and NIH have "systematically thwarted–indeed systematically nullified–the HHS P3CO Framework by declining to flag and forward proposals for review."

The NIH, however, says that the grant wasn't flagged for review because "NIAID determined research in the grant was not gain-of-function research because it did not involve the enhancement of the pathogenicity or transmissibility of the viruses studied," the spokesperson told the Caller , adding: "We would not submit research proposals that did not meet the definition, because otherwise we would need to submit everything."

We'll just have to take their word for it, as the P3CO framework didn't require the HHS review committee to take a second look at the NIAID's claim that the EcoHealth grant doesn't cover gain-of-function research.

More via The Daily Caller (emphasis ours)

How Federal Oversight Of Gain-Of-Function Research Is Bypassed

The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is at the center of widespread speculation that COVID-19 could have accidentally leaked from a lab into the human population. EcoHealth's grant to study bat-based coronaviruses in China included the transfer of $600,000 to the WIV.

Had EcoHealth's grant been subjected to P3CO review, an HHS panel would have independently evaluated the grant and, if necessary, recommended additional biocontainment measures to prevent potential lab leaks -- or even recommended that the grant be denied entirely .

The WIV is a biosafety level 4 laboratory, the highest level biocontainment certification, but U.S. Embassy officials issued two diplomatic cables warning about inadequate safety at the lab after a visit in 2018. One of the cables warned that the lab's work on bat-based coronaviruses represented the risk of a new SARS-like pandemic, according to The Washington Post .

An annex to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 origin report released Tuesday describes the WIV's work using "recombinant viruses" in tests involving bat coronaviruses, which Ebright said are descriptions of gain-of-function research .

The U.S. government paused funding of gain-of-function research in 2014 after lab workers were accidentally exposed to anthrax by the Centers for Disease Control, according to The New York Times . The incident came on the heels of widespread scientific outcry in 2011 when it was revealed that laboratories in Wisconsin and the Netherlands were intentionally modifying the H5N1 bird flu virus so it could more effectively jump between ferrets.

Federally funded gain-of-function research resumed in 2017 after new oversight procedures were implemented. The review framework split oversight responsibilities between two groups -- the funding agency (the NIAID in the case of the EcoHealth grant) and the P3CO Review Committee, an interdisciplinary group convened by HHS.

The committee is responsible for recommending whether a research grant involving gain-of-function needs to include any additional risk mitigation measures, an HHS spokesperson told the DCNF . But the committee is kept in the dark on any grant until the funding agency flags one for its review.

The P3CO Framework doesn't require the HHS review committee to take a second look at the NIAID's determination following its review that the EcoHealth grant did not involve gain-of-function research.

The NIH spokesperson said it would be "misleading and inaccurate" to suggest NIAID was required to notify the HHS review committee of its determination.

An HHS spokesperson confirmed that the department's P3CO Review Committee only reviews research grants that are flagged for additional review by funding agencies such as NIAID. The spokesperson did not answer when asked if the review committee had knowledge of the EcoHealth grant.

Ecohealth has a history of manipulating bat-based coronaviruses. The group's president, Peter Daszak , said as much during a podcast interview filmed in Singapore just weeks before the first reported cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan in December 2019.

"You can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily," Daszak said. "Spike protein drives a lot of what happens with the coronavirus. Zoonotic risk. So you can get the sequence, you can build the protein -- and we work with Ralph Baric at [the University of North Carolina] to do this -- and insert the backbone of another virus and do some work in the lab."

Ebright told the DCNF that NIAID was wrong to determine that the EcoHealth grant did not involve enhancing the transmissibility of Chinese bat-based coronaviruses. He said the project's abstract for the 2019 fiscal year, which referenced "in vitro and in vivo infection experiments" on coronaviruses, "*unequivocally* required risk-benefit review under the HHS P3CO Framework."

Other scientists have said EcoHealth's NIH-funded work in China involved gain-of-function research on bat-based coronaviruses.

"It is hard to overemphasize that the central logic of this grant was to test the pandemic potential of SARS-related bat coronaviruses by making ones with pandemic potential, either through genetic engineering or passaging, or both," Drs. Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson wrote in June.

The NIH terminated the EcoHealth grant in April 2020. NIH deputy director for extramural research, Michael Lauer , told the group in a letter that the agency "does not believe that the current project outcomes align with the program goals and agency priorities."

Fauci said during a hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Committee in June that the EcoHealth grant was canceled "because the NIH was told to cancel it."

"I don't know the reason, but we were told to cancel it," Fauci said.

Fauci told Politico following the hearing that former President Donald Trump's White House ordered the NIH to cancel the grant.

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Read the rest of the report here .

[Apr 03, 2021] At the hospital where my sister works they have had to ask them to stop shipping the vaccine. Not many are lining up to take it. Seems like we have an overabundance of it here in Houston

Apr 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

tyberious 20 hours

I just checked the CDC Covid vaccine tracker and most states are under 30%.

I think they may get 5% more to take the jab, but thats about it!

Txjac 20 hours ago

At the hospital where my sister works they have had to ask them to stop shipping the vaccine. Not many are lining up to take it. Seems like we have an overabundance of it here in Houston

[Apr 03, 2021] The level of trust in the US government actions during epidemic is very low

The comment below is pretty indicative
Apr 03, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

tyberious 20 hours ago

They lied about masks.

They lied about social distancing.

They lied about shut downs.

They lied about HQC.

They lied about ivermectin.

They lied about the vaccines.

They lied about covid.

Now they want vaccine passports, why?

To protect your health, naw, there is something in that vaccine that they want everyone to have!

[Apr 02, 2021] Vaccine Trickle Becomes Torrent as U.S. Eligibility Rules Widen - Bloomberg

Apr 02, 2021 | www.bloomberg.com

Nearly half of U.S. states will have opened vaccination to everyone 16 and older by the end of this week. That will rise to about three-quarters, or 35 states, by the end of next week.

Millions more doses are being distributed every week. Moderna Inc. and Pfizer-BioNTech are each on track to deliver enough shots to vaccinate 100 million people in the U.S. by the end of May, according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker.

... ... ...

Some states are still proceeding cautiously. New Jersey has so far held firm to its May 1 expansion date despite neighboring New York qualifying all adults on April 6. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy acknowledged that the state's vaccination-scheduling website will be strained.

[Apr 01, 2021] They reuse masks, they touch their masks all day, they adjust htem, they don't have them properly fitted ( this is a big one ).

Apr 01, 2021 | science.slashdot.org

Re:Sarah Palin ( Score: 5 , Informative) by DamnOregonian ( 963763 ) on Thursday April 01, 2021 @12:42PM ( #61224624 ) Of course that question is being asked.

They reuse masks, they touch their masks all day, they adjust htem, they don't have them properly fitted ( this is a big one ).

All of these things are liable to reduce the efficacy of a mask. None of them could possibly lead to a negative efficacy.
I will provide data, but first, I want to really assess why you're truly skeptical of the idea.
The mask is not collecting other peoples' droplets. It's collecting yours. So why would you think that you misusing your mask is going to increase your chances of getting the disease vs. not wearing one at all?
That's like arguing that "the real world is messy, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that pulling out was actually morel likely to get a girl pregnant than not!"

It's absurd.

Now, for the laboratory and epidemiological efficacy data. [ucsf.edu] Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Re:

I'd argue that there have been large-scale test cases which seem to show that masks do lower transmissibility. Those tests were conducted in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The United States was the control group.

What you see from the numbers is that those countries had far lower covid rates than the United States and also were countries where inexpensive surgical masks are widely available in mini-marts and people willingly wear them as well. In addition, all of those countries are very crowded and you' Re:Sarah Palin ( Score: 4 , Informative) by dgatwood ( 11270 ) on Thursday April 01, 2021 @02:04PM ( #61225048 ) Homepage Journal

The question that isn't being asked, but should be, is, "Are masks lowering the transmissibility?". Looking at the dataset, I don't believe so.

I'd argue that there have been large-scale test cases which seem to show that masks do lower transmissibility. Those tests were conducted in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The United States was the control group.

That's an okay approach, but IMO a better approach with fewer confounding factors is comparing cases at the county level within the United States [cdc.gov]. The 24 counties in Kansas that implemented a mask mandate showed a 6% drop in cases between a week-long period in early July and a week-long period in mid-August. The 105 counties that did not implement a mask mandate showed a 100% increase in cases over that same time period. Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Not a controlled experiment [Re:Sarah Palin] Not a controlled experiment, sorry.

Correct. There are differences between countries other than mask wearing. Re:

That is not a proper control group. There are plenty of studies which look at infection trends before and after mask mandates and lockdowns, which all show a decrease in infections. So no need to point to research which tries to compare different countries with far too many other factors to mitigate. Re:Sarah Palin ( Score: 5 , Informative) by SpankiMonki ( 3493987 ) on Thursday April 01, 2021 @01:04PM ( #61224726 )

The question that isn't being asked, but should be, is, "Are masks lowering the transmissibility?".

That question has been asked since early in the pandemic, and there have been many observational studies performed showing mask use lowering transmissibility to one degree or another. Like this early study [bmj.com] of mask use in China:

Face mask use by the primary case and family contacts before the primary case developed symptoms was 79% effective in reducing transmission

Now mod me down because this goes against the local dogma. Must not question the narrative!

Well, since "Uninformed" is not a moderation option, I don't think you should be modded down for mere ignorance. But that's just me. Reply to This Parent Share Flag as Inappropriate Re:

There is no way you have looked at any relevant data if you have come to that conclusion. There have been studies tracking transmission rates before and after mask mandates, and transmission rates did significantly drop. It is even more true for lockdowns. You can look at any trend-line for any US state/county or any country and identify when either increased mask mandates or lockdowns were put in place because a week or two later the case rate goes down dramatically.

In the US you could see case rates slowi Re: Those are interesting data points, but they're not really indicative of anything simply due to how many factors can influence CFR between 2 countries/societies Also not a controlled experiment [Re:Sarah Palin] Also not a controlled experiment. Comparing two countries that have social, geographical, and population density differences makes it impossible to tell what the effect of which variable is.

Correct. There are differences between countries other than mask wearing.

I am particularly skeptical about analyses that pick compare countries without a very good reason to explain why those two. There are 195 countries in the world. Out of the 18,915 possible comparisons of two countries, why did you pick those parti Re:

How is it people who are supposed to be smart (slashdot readers) can be so uneducated? Re: Sarah Palin

Bullshit. Re:Sarah Palin ( Score: 5 , Interesting) by cusco ( 717999 ) < brian...bixby@@@gmail...com > on Thursday April 01, 2021 @12:58PM ( #61224690 )

We had a customer who was a paratrooper in Normandy, and my brother made that stupid comment for some reason. Dick immediately reamed him a new asshole and said, "More atheists are made in fucking foxholes than anywhere else, since no god worth worshiping would allow shit like that to happen!"

[Apr 01, 2021] Fauci and kids

Fauci became a symbol of "technoidiocy"
Apr 01, 2021 | www.wsj.com
J Jeffrey Mason SUBSCRIBER 29 minutes ago The last straw for me on CV19 and these vaccines was when I heard Fauci talk about how he wants to vaccinate kids at the age of 6 months in 2022. Absolutely ridiculous. Like thumb_up 1 Reply Share link Report W William Long SUBSCRIBER 23 minutes ago If the goal is herd immunity and suppressing creation of new variants, then you have to vaccinate kids. Absolutely essential. Nothing ridiculous at all.

Like thumb_up 2 Reply Share link Report J Jeffrey Mason SUBSCRIBER 20 minutes ago An unproven vaccine in a 6 month old baby?? Not my kid Anthony Aaron Anthony Aaron SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago 12-15 year olds -- those who actually get the Fauci flu -- already have a 99.9999% survival rate so, given the small sample size, their 100% survival rate is likely statistically meaningless. B Brendan Fieger SUBSCRIBER 5 minutes ago Infants are at almost no risk from Covid. Anyone who would give their six-month old an experimental vaccine should not be a parent. It's unconscionable. D Don Tezza SUBSCRIBER 31 minutes ago I realize that some people are mathematically challenged, but hypothetically speaking, if a virus claims 1,000,000 lives within a population of 330,000,000 people, the survival rate would calculate at 99.70%. How exactly are we measuring the effectiveness of the vaccine; are we looking for a jump to 99.80%?
Like thumb_up Reply Share link Report W William Long SUBSCRIBER 28 minutes ago The whole point of vaccination is that is reduces the death rate to essentially zero. If you, or a close relative, die from COVID, you don't give a rip about the total population. Like thumb_up 1 Reply Share link Report J Jeffrey Mason SUBSCRIBER 25 minutes ago (Edited) I have the same chance of getting struck by lightning and surviving as I do dying of COVID. Why should I live in fear if I have taken care of my body and have a strong immune system?

[Mar 27, 2021] China view of the US epidemic

I think it is unfair to claim: "The epidemic went out of control and turned into a human tragedy due to the US government's reckless responses....". I think the problem is quite opposite. The US government overreacted and recklessly damaged the economy and well-being of people without any material positive effect of epidemic.
The hypothesis that there were some sinister motives behind overreaction, not just utter incompetence and corruption, needs further study...
Mar 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org
karlof1 , Mar 24 2021 22:49 utc | 59

I see the article about China's release of its annual US human rights situation report was linked @22 above but nothing's been said about it. Within its "seven major chapters, the 15,000-word report" observed "the most striking deterioration in the human rights situation amid COVID-19 in the US was due to a failure of governance....

"The epidemic went out of control and turned into a human tragedy due to the US government's reckless responses ....

"China usually issues the annual report on the US human rights situation in response to the US' annual reports on human rights practices issued by the US Department of State every year. But this year, in an increasingly complex geopolitical environment, the Chinese government took the initiative in issuing its report first, given the increased human rights violations in the US due to chaotic pandemic control and prevention measures, the arrogance and irresponsibility of the country's leaders, growing political polarization, record-high levels of discrimination, hate crimes and gun violence , according to the experts who drafted the report." [My Emphasis]

The graphic provided within the article is very damning. Of its six categories, the second is telling: "American democracy disorder triggers political chaos" where "Elections are a "one man show" of the wealthy class." [Emphasis Original]

Given the genuine history and current standing of human rights within the Outlaw US Empire and the millions its killed and displaced globally since 1945, the Empire has no grounds to criticize other nations, and when it does, its behavior is fair game for other nations to criticize and sanction. Indeed, how would the Outlaw US Empire treat a nation with the following internal problem:

"More than 41,500 people died by gun violence ... an average of more than 110 a day, which is a record... [And] [t]here were 592 mass shootings nationwide, an average of more than 1.6 a day."

And during the course of the year, that same nation's public purchased 23 Million guns. It reminds me of a book title: Armed Madhouse .


Jackrabbit , Mar 24 2021 23:32 utc | 61

karlof1 @Mar24 22:49 #59 [China Human Rights Report:] "The epidemic went out of control and turned into a human tragedy due to the US government's reckless responses....
I've gone further and actually voiced my suspicion that US/Western response to the pandemic was deliberately wrong.

Just as the Obama Administration made a "wilful choice" to support the rise of ISIS, it appears to me that the Trump Administration made the wilful choice to allow the pandemic to spread.

Why would the do so?


This is scary stuff with grave implications - but NO ONE appears willing to consider that EMPIRE priorities are driving policy.

!!

JB , Mar 24 2021 23:47 utc | 64

Reply to : fyi | Mar 24 2021 20:15 utc | 38

I am not a Mr. but a Miss. I am not a doctor. I urge you to watch the testimony I provided a link to, and to hear a doctor, who treats Covid-19 patients, explain why so many people died, unnecessarily. His testimony is clear on all points.

You do not need to be a doctor to ask yourself (for example I did, very early into the spread of the virus) why is there almost no mention of treatment.
There was more discussion in this group about possible treatment than in the public domain and all the corporate media put together. In fact, it was blocked, as the doctor states in his testimony. From May (2020)onwards vaccines were the only show in town.
Not being a doctor, just an ordinary human trying to use my brain for what it is for, I found that very odd.And here we are, staring into a potential catastrophe of enormous proprotions. Listen to the doctor, and to all those other doctors and scientists (even policemen, believe it or not) whose voices are being silenced and ignored.

[Mar 27, 2021] New Jersey Parents Sue to Reopen Schools After Covid-19 Closures

With vaccinated teachers what is the rational to keep school closed? Is not this a sabotage? Or teachers do not trust those wonder vaccine? What's going on?
Mar 27, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Parents say their lawsuits against three New Jersey school districts helped pressure them to bring students back for some in-person classes, or at least get on that path.

Now these plaintiffs, who sued in the Montclair, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and South Orange-Maplewood districts, say families from around the state, plus some from as far as California, have reached out for advice on taking legal action.

Montclair plaintiff Steven Baffico said the callers share the same plea: "We're frustrated beyond belief, our kids are suffering, we've had enough and want to file a suit, can you help us?"

An advocacy group where Mr. Baffico is a board member, Jersey 1st, is helping parents in some towns consider litigation, he said. Parents in about 30 districts in New Jersey have reached out for guidance, he said: In three districts, parents are preparing complaints and in 14 they are trying to organize.

Plaintiffs say they understand teachers' concerns about coronavirus, but studies show risks are low when schools take safety steps -- and their children are anxious, lonely and losing their zest for learning due to remote schooling.

These three federal lawsuits say the districts have violated students' constitutional right to a basic minimum education. The plaintiffs are still fighting for five full days on campus.

... ... ...

Ninety out of 811 districts, charters or local education agencies in New Jersey remain all virtual, by state data. They include about 302,000 of the state's 1.35 million public school students, including those in Montclair.

... cutting the recommended distance between students from 6 feet to 3 should help.

...

Ms. Donohue, a lawyer with two children in the South Orange-Maplewood public schools, sued her district in January. The district then sued its teachers union in state court to get them back to classrooms, and cited the parents' lawsuit as evidence.

Ms. Donohue said the district and union representatives "couldn't get along and neither were acting in the best interests of the children."

...

"Multiple studies have shown that transmission within school settings is typically lower than or at least similar to levels of community transmission when mitigation strategies are in place," New Jersey state health commissioner Judith Persichilli said at a briefing Wednesday.

By state data Friday, 947 coronavirus cases have been linked to in-school transmission in New Jersey, out of more than 777,500 total cases.

S Steve Curtis SUBSCRIBER 20 minutes ago Absolutely no one is mentioning either how this is going to worsen racial inequality and women in the workforce. Rich kids will go to private school. Moms are being forced to homeschool kids. So selfish. Bill Fotsch Bill Fotsch SUBSCRIBER 30 minutes ago Once again, the parochial and private schools have been open for months, making it clear the safety claims by the state and teacher's union are nonsense. The difference is parochial and private schools care about students. Public schools, not so much... And the puppet politicians have the gall to block more charter schools. So much for the claim, "We are from the government, we are here to help." G George Rebovich SUBSCRIBER 55 minutes ago I was born and bred in a working class New Jersey city. A tough place to grow up.

But we sure didn't need or get summer enrichment opportunities to introduce us to "real life." Those came for free in the all-inclusive package.

Teachers were intelligent, hard-working, practical and no-nonsense in discipline and and academic expectations. In the local jargon of time, teachers "didn't take any 'stuff.'"

Parents were of "the greatest generation" and most had not graduated from college, but were determined their children would.

Combine that with the fact that a substantial number of teachers had graduated from high caliber universities with degrees in the subjects they taught. My high school chemistry teacher graduated from MIT. Yeah ... mirabile dictu.

My point is ... it's possible to get a quality education in a public school .... but, my, how times have changed. P Patricia S SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago This whole school closure thing is a complete disaster for kids. I hope these kids get some in-person learning this year. I am very concerned that in September teachers will come up with another reason not to go to work. That reason will be that kids aren't vaccinated, so it couldn't possibly be safe. Just wait, it's coming. G Greg Daniels SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago One thing the pandemic has done is put lie to the teachers' unions claim that it works 'for the children.' S SCOTT THOMAS SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago If these teachers in NJ did not show up for work, are they still being paid ?
Why are these frustrated parents paying their property taxes. Stop your tax payments and things will change quickly. D David Solak SUBSCRIBER 3 hours ago I'll bet the politicians are sending their kids to private schools. Because that's what they do.

[Mar 22, 2021] COVID-19 variants put brakes on loosening restrictions in New Jersey, Murphy pauses reopening

Looks like Gov. Phil Murphy think that vaccine is uneffective or only partially effective? And why he thinks that government imposed measures are effective, when they are openly ignored by the population. His statement also suggest that he views vaccination is a state imposed ritual that changed very little.
This is a pretty idiotic situation -- as if each new variant invalidates vaccination "Judy Persichilli, the commissioner of the state's department of health , said on Monday that the state is grappling with 400 reported cases of COVID variants, including 389 cases of the U.K. variant, three cases of the Brazilian variant, one of the South African variant and seven of the California variant."
Mar 22, 2021 | abcnews.go.com

Just days after he loosened COVID-19 restrictions for businesses, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that an indefinite pause is being implemented on further measures to reopen the state because of the coronavirus variants circling the country.

"I wouldn't say it's an alarm. There are a bunch of things coming together at the same time and we're trying to balance all these sorts of megatrends," Murphy said during his COVID-19 briefing. "Getting that balance right is not easy. So, we're therefore using caution."

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Murphy conceded that the state is "back to leading the nation in the spread of this virus." He noted that the statewide positivity rate is 8.48% compared to neighboring New York's 3.22% .

"My guess is we won't be opening capacity for some time now because of the caseload," Murphy said on CNN Monday morning.

On March 11, Murphy signed an executive order increasing indoor and outdoor capacity limits from 35% to 50% for certain businesses, including restaurants, food courts, bars, gyms, casinos, barbershops and nail salons. The order also allows indoor gatherings of 25 people (instead of the previous 10) and outdoor gatherings of 50 people (instead of the previous 25).

The new limits, which Murphy described on Monday as "fairly modest," went into effect on Friday. They do not apply to religious services, political events, funerals or memorial services.

"I don't think we have seen links specific to openings," Murphy said at his public briefing. "I don't think we've got any evidence of that."

Murphy said a notable increase in COVID-19 variants in the state in recent days prompted the decision to hold up on taking more steps to relax restrictions.

Judy Persichilli, the commissioner of the state's department of health , said on Monday that the state is grappling with 400 reported cases of COVID variants, including 389 cases of the U.K. variant, three cases of the Brazilian variant, one of the South African variant and seven of the California variant.

"Variants of concern have been shown to be more transmissible and able to cause more severe disease," Perschilli said. She said that overall, there are 1,192 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, including 428 in critical condition and 217 on ventilators.

Murphy said at least 21,666 residents have died of COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began.

Aside from the surge in infections from variants, Murphy said the latest COVID-19 data actually indicates the virus is "plateauing" in the state.

Murphy said that more than 3.5 million people in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and of those 3.5 million, 1.2 million are fully vaccinated.

The governor started the Monday briefing by announcing that some restrictions on in-person visits at long-term care facilities are being lifted, particularly for residents who are fully vaccinated.

"Our long-term care facilities should be working with families to allow for in-person in-door visitation with their loved ones. We know that some residents are suffering from the impact of social isolation," Murphy said.

Under the new guidelines being recommended by the state, indoor visits can be arranged at long-term care facilities in regions where COVID-19 activity is low to moderate.

"In all cases, every resident and visitor must properly wear face masks, especially while indoors," Murphy said.

He said that with Passover and Easter coming up, "The overriding principle that we are working under is that we recognize that families need to be able to be together, especially when so many have been kept apart for so long."

[Mar 22, 2021] Propaganda Watch- Dr Fauci Children's Book On The Way - ZeroHedge

Mar 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

CNN weirdo Brian Stelter announced with Glee Sunday that Dr Anthony Fauci is the subject of a new children's book titled "Dr. Fauci: How A Boy From Brooklyn Became America's Doctor," prompting many to immediately label it a propaganda campaign.

... ... ...

Fauci, who has repeatedly flip flopped and lied about the use of masks and admitted that there is no science behind lockdowns, has been ever present on CNN and every other pro-lockdown news bilge station for the past year.


katemessner @KateMessner · Mar 21 Exciting morning here - @CNN 's @brianstelter just revealed the cover for DR: FAUCI: HOW A BOY FROM BROOKLYN BECAME AMERICA'S DOCTOR on @ReliableSources ! (Coming 6/29 from @simonschuster & available for pre-order today - https:// bookshop.org/books/dr-fauci -how-a-boy-from-brooklyn-became-america-s-doctor/9781665902434 ) 63 79 361

ted41776 2 hours ago remove link

childhood and adolescent suicides are through the roof thanks to these "experts" and what they have done to the planet

all covaids deaths, of course

cankles' server 2 hours ago

"The ignorance, prejudices, and groupthink of an educated elite are still ignorance, prejudice, and groupthink -- and for those with one percent of the knowledge in a society to be guiding or controlling those with the other 99 percent is as perilous as it is absurd."

∼ Thomas Sowell in 'Intellectuals and Society'

Bartertown 2 hours ago

The **** who stole Christmas.............

0.1 2 hours ago

That's funny!

Sol Invictvs 2 hours ago

How a "doctor" from Brooklyn became the biggest grifter and certified con man of the 21st century.

Plunge Protection 2 hours ago

He's a useless bureaucrat

eatapeach 59 minutes ago

He was educated by the US military, and he hasn't stopped doing their bidding. He's way up the PsyOp pole...

Kanzen Saimin 2 hours ago

Drag queen story-time kids!

GotGalt 2 hours ago

LOL ... so true!

Onthebeach6 2 hours ago remove link

I must have stumbled into a parallel universe where doctors who help fund pandemics that kill half a million Americans and enable a coup become role models pushed by a propaganda spewing MSM.

I guess if he'd done something wrong he would have been treated like Dr Seuss.

0.1 2 hours ago

We live in Crazy Town! Dr. Seuss is banned, and Fauci the Fake is being published.

itstippy 1 hour ago

Fauci is "America's Doctor"? But I don't want him as my Doctor. I already have a Doctor. I thought if I liked my Doctor I could keep my Doctor.

InnerCynic 2 hours ago

Fraudci: How A Brooklyn Born Bastard Scammed America

MrBoompi 2 hours ago

Hey kids let's all congratulate Dr. Fauci for being industrious enough to send his gain-of-function virus research to a Wuhan, China biolab after he was shut down here in the US!

Now he's locking us down and destroying our way of life!

What a role model!!

2willies 1 hour ago

Fauci is an obvious psychopath.

Dear Old Hedge 1 hour ago

Venal as they come, and shamelessly amoral.

Ghost of Porky 1 hour ago

Chapter 6: How I profited from the AIDS crisis

Chapter 7: How I profited from the EBOLA crisis

Chapter 8: How I profited from the SARS crisis

Chapter 9: How I profited from the COVID crisis

JamesJOMeara 2 hours ago

First Cuomo, now Fauci... also, every traitor who "leaves" DC writes a book of lies: Mueller, Comey, Brennan... plus all those "statesmen" like both Clintons, now Obama... what is it with Liberals and their stupid "books"? They can't read or write anything sensible, they cancel anything worthwhile (even Dr Seuss!) but they love immortalize themselves with ******** "books" that they don't write and no one buys, and have other Liberals gush about them on the TV. It truly is a cargo cult.

sparky139 PREMIUM 1 hour ago

They write books that nobody reads (or buys) so that their bribe money can be whitewashed as advance money.

Shirley Yugest 2 hours ago remove link

One mask, two mask...

LetThemEatRand 2 hours ago

I wonder if there's a chapter about his gain of function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab in 2019. https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

Al Capone 1 hour ago

Finally, a book worth burning.

LMFAO!

runningman18 1 hour ago

Will the book mention that Fauci was the one that sent millions of dollars to the virus lab in Wuhan for research into transferring coronavirus from bats to other mammals....?

Jim in MN 1 hour ago

Late in the pandemic collapse, went for a long hike with my daughter yesterday in the distant lake areas of a blue suburban county.

Comedic confusion reigned as masked and maskless families eyed one another suspiciously and scattered across the lovely hill nearest the lake and park visitor center (CLOSED of course).

People walking the paths nervously. I waved, smiled and said hi to every one of them. Only a few said anything back, many looked down miserably.

I personally detest Fauci and everything he and his masters and Rod Rosenstein's sister (CDC infectious disease director) have done to society.

My daughter laughs when asked about taking a shot. "Maybe in ten years" she says.

lynnybee 1 hour ago

Fauci is Jesuit. It's all on the net for those who are good at searching and digging for the truth. Don't use google search. Use DuckDuckGo or Gibiru. I read a lot and don't like his background.

He isn't trustworthy.

Er Wang Dong 1 hour ago

One year ago, the absolute last guy I would have guessed to have his very own cult of personality would have been this little gerbil...

NIRP-BTFD 1 hour ago (Edited)

I don't think he has a following. its just the *** media pretending he is liked. Like they said Cuomo the ape like crature is the most sexy man alive and gave him an emmy.

Er Wang Dong 1 hour ago

You're probably right, but it's still amazing.

But don't doubt that there are many true believers out there who hang on this clown's every word.

Hey, somebody is watching CNN...

NotTiredOfWinning 1 hour ago

Like Rush said, "If the Media builds you up they can take you down", this guy is a total fabrication.

Lore 1 hour ago

Disgusting, subhuman figurehead, the epidemiological equivalent of Al Gore. It would be a better world if somebody invented a vaccine that would immunize society against their pathological ilk. We should look forward to these scum facing meaningful justice, wiped off the face of the earth, but I fear that it will only happen after the so-called "vaccines" and related projects have claimed the lives of millions.

Colonel Klink 1 hour ago (Edited)

Propaganda, Fauxchi is responsible for a huge number of deaths too.

Proof is what he advocated for during SARS Covid 1 -vs- what he did for SARS2 Covid (the China virus)

His stance on hydroxychloroquin, etc.

boattrash 1 hour ago

Destroy Dr Seuss and give Dr Fauci a platform?

I don't phukkin think so!

Odin McHaggis 1 hour ago

Fourth Reich

Mantis Toboggan - M.D. 1 hour ago

Ive been saying since 03/2020...the reason Fauci never says anything positive is because he LOVES the attention. He loves being on media every other day interviewing about "science". Now he is a character in a children's book...he absolutely loves this. He will never want lockdowns to end and never want less than two masks..the longer this is a crisis the longer he is a hero.

Robert De Zero 59 minutes ago remove link

He looks nothing like the caricature. He's ugly inside and out. The POS got everything wrong. He's a loser NWO puppet, not a role model.

Huxley's Ghost 1 hour ago remove link

M ost of us are descended from immigrants so why does that matter? That lame as s starter still plays?

[Mar 15, 2021] The attack on Cuomo seems organized.

Mar 15, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 14:45 utc | 10

Will American sheeple ever be allowed to question the Trump Administration many failures in fighting the pandemic - starting with Trump's bogus air travel ban and his lying about the severity of the virus? Not likely. New York State Governor Cuomo is now being hounded out of office with flimsy sex allegations to (IMO) prevent a review of the policy of sending people home to "self-isolate". "Self-isolate" and the "bend the curve" goal (instead of defeat the virus) virtually guaranteed that the pandemic would continue to spread.

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jared , Mar 15 2021 14:56 utc | 11

The attack on Cuomo seems organized.
I don't care for the guy, seemed a political hack, but I also suspect there is a need to eliminate effective leadership to clear the way for globalist domination - as we do to other nations.
I believe success of AOC, De Blasio and Biden are symptom of same.
Idiot king > French Revolution > Napoleon.

ptb , Mar 15 2021 17:55 utc | 32

@10,11 Re: Gov. Cuomo

Yes, clearly organized. No sympathy for him from here (sunny upstate NY).

As the second-generation son of a governor, and head of a mighty, and thoroughly corrupt political machine, for years the state budget process was three guys alone in a conference room. The obvious result was billions of state $ funneled to pet projects led by cronies. He had no shortage of enemies, I'm sure.

Covering up the alarming rate of nursing home Covid fatalities was the straw that broke the camel's back, but I suppose even that was too unsightly for the media. So instead they suddenly discover that for years he's been a d-bag in his relations to younger women he comes across. While that may well be true and is reason enough for him to be gone, what it really means is they don't have the guts to air the actual issues.

Jackrabbit , Mar 15 2021 18:14 utc | 36

ptb @Mar15 17:55 #32

I'm also a New Yorker - "Downstate". And I too have no sympathy for corrupt NY politicians.

But I think it's very important to ask WHY he is being 'cancelled'.

Political parties usually look after their 'stars' in higher office. Cuomo is being thrown under the bus. And it isn't because his aids fudged the numbers of dead. I see THAT as merely the start of the effort to remove him.

So why the concerted effort to forcibly remove him? The policy that killed people in the nursing homes was essentially nation-wide. I don't know of any effort to quarantine people in USA. To fight the nursing-home scandal, Cuomo would point to guidance from the Federal government (CDC, NIH, Homeland Security, and others in the Trump Administration).

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Bemildred , Mar 15 2021 18:57 utc | 43

Posted by: ptb | Mar 15 2021 18:50 utc | 42

Yes, it did occur to me that it might be someone wants Cuomo out of the way. It's a very popular method, and used selectively. Nevertheless, you have to wish them Godspeed with their "plot" against him. Perhaps one of Trump's offspring wants to run. I hear Chelsea is thinking about it too.

jared , Mar 15 2021 18:57 utc | 44

@ Posted by: ptb | Mar 15 2021 17:55 utc | 32

There are always reasons to be against any established public official.
Probably The Cuomo regime more than most.
But still, I would be very cautious about the motivations behind it.
There is I believe a trend of removing effective, powerful leaders to be replaced by others groomed to be compliant to other interests.
I would think that it would be reasonable to investigate who and why is behind what seems a transparent, organized take-down. I have heard it claimed that Cuomo was becoming too powerful in the demo party. Dirty politics is destructive and harms us all.
It would be past time for Cuomo to go, but I hate to see him replaced by someone representing interests more corrupt.

Piotr Berman , Mar 15 2021 19:26 utc | 50

The attack on Cuomo seems organized.
I don't care for the guy, seemed a political hack, but I also suspect there is a need to eliminate effective leadership ...
Posted by: jared | Mar 15 2021 14:56 utc | 11
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Effective leadership? Are you writing about THAT Cuomo?

jared , Mar 15 2021 19:33 utc | 51

@ Posted by: Piotr Berman | Mar 15 2021 19:26 utc | 50

Cuomo has been fairly successful, last 10 years.
And his father before him.

Hillary had her eye on NY in the past (((shudder))).

Mao Cheng Ji , Mar 15 2021 20:53 utc | 62

@11 "The attack on Cuomo seems organized."

It seems to be organized in the following manner: let us drown credible accusation of killing 15,000 people in nursing homes and trying to cover it up by falsifying records -- in an endless stream of trivial 'metoo' bullshit. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I would've concluded that Andrew Cuomo paid those accusers to make accusations and thus change the subject.

vetinLA , Mar 15 2021 22:03 utc | 74

Jrabbit @ 56 asked; "Ask yourself: Is pussy-grabber Trump a liar or a sex fiend?"

Actually, both, but then, most men, IMO, have a problem with the latter. Nature it seems, has endowed us with the stronger urge to "repopulate the species", and when joined with an over abundance of $, some think it's a license to act out our sexual fantasies. It isn't, but Epstein made it a business model. Entitlement is entitlement, no matter how it manifests, and rich and powerful men suffer from it often.

DJT and Cuomo are our latest examples. Rich, powerful, scum-bags.....

[Mar 14, 2021] Fauci in hot water

Feb 25, 2021 | www.brighteon.com

The HighWire with Del Bigtree

The one-time hero of the pandemic, Tony Fauci, is losing the trust of mainstream America after flip flopping on critical #Covid19 information one too many times. His latest admission is the final straw for many public figures, including avid pro-vaxxers.



Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD
13 days ago
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Dr. Fauci is parroting what the Oligarchy instructs him to report. FOLLOW the money.

Ruth Burns15 days ago ,

He is full of it. Get rid of Fauci.

Cmore Butts14 days ago • edited ,

heard fauci has a monetary connection to either pfizer or moderna. Maybe that placebo he took will show symptoms on his opposite arm, lol. what a joke.... on us. Maybe he will mutate into Dr Cornelius from planet of the Apes.
Or maybe he already is? Throw him a banana.

Tamlew Cmore Butts12 days ago ,

Yes Fauchi has massive conflict of interest due to patents held on the covid 19 virus and "vaccines" (they are not vaccines, they are gene modifying devices, NEVER before been done!) Fauchi violated federal law and engaged in gain of function studies on HIV, etc. Check out Judy Mikovits' eye witness testimony against this murderous ghoul. These gene modifying devices have HIV in them too. They are kill shots on so many levels. NO human should ever take them!!

[Feb 26, 2021] And now for the chaser

The IFR is down around 2% now, and the overall population fatality rate is 1/10 of that, so about 0.2%.
Fraudulently used PCR tests inflated numbers
Feb 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

And now for the chaser; The CDC just admitted in its own report that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission within households - a key justification for lockdowns - turns out to be virtually nonexistent. Household transmission is the primary mode of infection for COVID-19.

Yah. But there are still guys out there yammering about "superspreader" events and blaming everything on the Sturgis bike rally last August.

Evil-Edward-Hyde 21 minutes ago

Taking away our freedom

one mask at a time.

[Feb 26, 2021] No Household Asymptomatic Spread

Feb 26, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The CDC just admitted in its own report that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission within households - a key justification for lockdowns - turns out to be virtually nonexistent. Household transmission is the primary mode of infection for COVID-19.

As The Federalist 's Georgi Boorman writes:

The Jan. 29 report's conclusion seems to fit the pro-mask narrative, of course: "Schools might be able to safely open with appropriate mitigation efforts [such as masking and not allowing student cohorts to mix] in place." In the 17 rural Wisconsin schools surveyed, only seven cases were linked to in-school transmission out of 4,876 pupils, and no staff members were infected at school during the study period.

While the report spends ample time explaining the mitigation strategies employed in the schools and the high reported mask compliance (92%) among students, the authors later discuss something you probably have not seen in any of the mainstream media's coverage of this report:

"Children might be more likely to be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 than are adults This apparent lack of transmission [in schools] is consistent with recent research (5), which found an asymptomatic attack rate of only 0.7% within households and a lower rate of transmission from children than from adults. However, this study was unable to rule out asymptomatic transmission within the school setting because surveillance testing was not conducted" (emphasis added).

The study, a meta-analysis of 54 studies into household transmission of COVID-19, was posted as a pre-print over the summer and published in December.

The most significant portion of the analysis finds that while asymptomatic and presymptomatic cases account for just 0.7% of transmission, symptomatic cases had an 18% attack rate within the household. In other words, most people who contract COVID-19 at home were infected by someone who was visibly ill .

"Estimated mean household secondary attack rate from symptomatic index cases ( 18.0% ; 95% CI, 14.2%-22.1%) was significantly higher than from asymptomatic or presymptomatic index cases ( 0.7% ; 95% CI, 0%-4.9%; P < .001), although there were few studies in the latter group. These findings are consistent with other household studies28,70 reporting asymptomatic index cases as having limited role in household transmission," reads the study.

As Boorman continues: " The key, if not central, rationale for non-pharmaceutical interventions such as masking, distancing, and staying at home is allegedly significant transmission from people who don't show symptoms . If the contagiousness of people without symptoms is not what drives the spread of SARS-COV-2, then no COVID restriction on public life besides staying home when you are clearly sick could be justified, considering the obvious negative consequences of these restrictions."

Read the rest of the report here .


homeskillet 41 minutes ago (Edited)

The CDC is virtually a private organization whose sole profits come from the sale of their fraudulent and destructive vaccines which members hold patents to. This medical tyranny must be burned to the ground.

BurningFuld 30 minutes ago remove link

I got one for ya:

In 2020, 58,972,613 people died worldwide.

In 2019, 58,390,000 people died worldwide.

In 2018, 57,630,000 people died worldwide.

In 2017, 56,940,000 people died worldwide.

In 2016, 56,330,000 people died worldwide.

In 2015, 55,820,000 people died worldwide.

On average from 2015 to 2020, 630,523 more people die each year.

In 2019, there were 760,000 more deaths worldwide than in 2018.

In 2020, there were 582,613 more deaths worldwide than in 2019.

Contrary to what almost all people believe because of the non-stop media brainwashing, there wasn't any unusual amount of worldwide excess deaths in 2020, in truth, there were slightly fewer deaths.

In 2020, 582,613 more people died than in 2019, a decrease of 177,387 deaths from the 760,000 excess deaths in 2019 versus 2018. Also, the 582,613 excess deaths in 2020 were 47,910 below the yearly average increase of 630,523 deaths from 2015 to 2020.

In 2020 there were "supposedly" 1,833,737 deaths from Covid-19.

So, why aren't these "supposed" 1,833,737 deaths from Covid-19 in 2020 showing up in the 2020 worldwide death rate?

csc61 38 minutes ago

CDC is a for-profit organization that obtains the majority of its income via pharmaceuticals. So, pardon me if I'm a little suspicious.

Now you'll have to excuse me .... I'm off to ask the fox if I should lock up the henhouse at night.

adr 27 minutes ago

So, only 18% of people exposed to symptomatic people in their own home tested positive?

Where's the danger?

Less than a 20% chance of being infected when you are in an enclosed area with a symptomatic person, and near zero chance of getting infected from "asymptomatic" people.

Tenebrose 18 minutes ago

It's always been about control.

BinAnunnaki 31 minutes ago

Asymptomatic is simply a false positive

[Jan 27, 2021] 'Crazy and evil'- Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies - Reuters

Jan 27, 2021 | www.reuters.com

'Crazy and evil': Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies

By Kate Kelland

3 MIN READ

LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates says he has been taken aback by the volume of "crazy" and "evil" conspiracy theories about him spreading on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, but said on Wednesday he would like to explore what is behind them.

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In an interview with Reuters, Gates said the millions of online posts and "crazy conspiracy theories" about him and about top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had likely taken hold in part because of the combination of a frightening viral pandemic and the rise of social media.

"Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in these really evil theories," Gates said.

"I'm very surprised by that. I hope it goes away."

Gates, a billionaire who stepped down as chairman of Microsoft Corp in 2014, has through his philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed at least $1.75 billion to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes support for some makers of vaccines, diagnostics and potential treatments.

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Since the pandemic began a year ago, millions of conspiracies have spread over the Internet, fuelling misinformation about the coronavirus, its origins and the motives of those working to fight it.

They include claims that Fauci and Gates created the pandemic to try and control people, that they want to profit from the virus' spread, and that they want to use vaccines to insert trackable microchips into people.

"But do people really believe that stuff?," Gates asked.

"We're really going to have to get educated about this over the next year and understand .. how does it change peoples' behaviour and how should we have minimized this?"

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EXCITED ABOUT BIDEN

Gates praised Fauci and Francis Collins, head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, as "smart" and "wonderful people", and said he looked forward to seeing them able to work effectively and speak the truth under the new administration of President Joe Biden.

During former President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic, Gates said, it had "sometimes felt like they were the only sane people in the U.S. government."

"I'm excited about the team that Biden has picked" to tackle the health crisis, Gates said.

Gates said he was also pleased that under Biden, the United States has rejoined the World Health Organization, and "that he's appointed smart people, and the fact that Dr. Fauci won't be suppressed."

[Jan 21, 2021] Suddenly Optimistic Fauci Sees Pandemic -Plateauing,- Feels -Liberated- Under Biden Admin - ZeroHedge

Jan 21, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Suddenly Optimistic Fauci Sees Pandemic "Plateauing," Feels "Liberated" Under Biden Admin BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, JAN 21, 2021 - 16:57

Summary:

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Update (1415ET): We've seen a flurry of new coronavirus news reported published early this afternoon, beginning with a slight ray of hope for Washington DC residents after a difficult week. On Friday, the inauguration-related "pause" on dining in public will be lifted, allowing Americans to eat indoors, so long as the capacity is 25% of total.

Elsewhere, vaccine skepticism is once again the name of the game in France on Thursday, where President Emmanuel Macron warned French politicians and the French people not to assume that the virus will simply disappear once vaccinations are complete.

In other news, a reporter grilling Joe Biden about the US's weak vaccination targets elicited a frustrated response from Biden, who raged "Give me a Break!" at the reporter in question. Here's how that went down.

REPORTER: "You set the goal at 100 million vaccines, is that high enough? Should you set the bar higher? That's basically where the US is right now." BIDEN: "When I announced it, you all said that it's not possible. Come on. Give me a break, man".

As if the press hasn't already fawned over Biden enough...but we digress. In other news, Biden insisted that wearing masks until April may help save 50K lives, another number apparently pulled out of a hat.

Finally, Dr. Fauci said Thursday that it looks like new cases in the USA might actually be plateauing, despite the holiday surge we were promised by him a few months ago. But where is this more optimistic frame of mind based on? Well, the diminutive doctor admitted that he feels "liberated" by Biden.

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The data would appear to bear that out.

Finally, in Europe, where travel bans, curfews and lockdown extensions continue (even as Bavaria bucks the trend in Europe) the UK is now banning arrivals from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Across the continent, EU leaders are agreeing that lockdown measures need to be strengthened, despite the growing body of evidence that they do little to stop the spread of the virus, according to a massive peer-reviewed study that hit recently.

They're even agreeing that across the Continent, all leisure and business travel must be curbed, at least for now. In the Netherlands, PM Mark Rutte has unsurprisingly managed to convince residents that a travel ban is ready,

And so much for all the mutant strains that policy makers have used to justify new lockdowns in the US, because Bloomberg's data shows cases are now falling in the vast majority of the US. In 42 US states, the seven-day case average has fallen more than 10% from a week earlier, while the other four had more modest drops, according to Covid Tracking Project data. Overall, the US seven-day average is down 20% from a week ago, to 192,825, because the drop is much greater in some states, down 39% in Missouri, for instance.

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Yesterday was a mixed bag for the US on the COVID front: After the US topped 400K COVID deaths earlier this year, the US saw a new daily record number of deaths to coincide with Biden's inauguration. Meanwhile, the WHO finally acknowledged that the "conspiracy theorists" were right about the COVID "case-demic", and that Ct overmagnification during PCR testing might be producing many false positives.

On Monday, it appears more evidence is beginning to emerge that COVID hospitalizations in the US are seeing a trajectory-shift which should feed through to lower mortality numbers in the weeks ahead, according to models produced by analysts at Goldman Sachs.

An analysis of how vaccinations are impacting hospitalizations shows that there is a correlation between growing vaccination numbers, and lower hospitalizations.

Before introducing a second chart, the Goldman team writes that it "analyzed hospitalizations for the 25 largest states (by population) representing 88% of all US hospitalizations. We find there has been a 55% correlation between the vaccinations as of the beginning of the year and the YTD decline in hospitalizations. This further supports the connection between recent vaccinations and the decline in hospitalizations."

As the COVID Tracking Project data show, daily cases have continued to move lower in all four regions of the country, while nationally hospitalizations have started to dip (a trend that, as Goldman's charts suggest, may be extended).

It's just the latest sign that Wall Street truly believes that we have reached "the beginning of the end" of COVID ...whether that actually turns out to be accurate, however, is another story.

Meanwhile, after Biden officially ordered the US to halt its departure from the WHO yesterday and rejoin its Covax vaccine-sharing program spearheaded by Bill Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared at an early morning meeting Thursday where he reaffirmed America's commitment to the WHO.

Dr. Fauci, who will now lead the US delegation, said "I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization." His words marked the first public statement by a member of Biden's administration to an international audience - and a sign of the priority that the new president has made of fighting COVID-19 both at home and with world partners.

Meanwhile, over in the EU, Viktor Orban's Hungary has become the first EU country to grant approval to "Sputnik V", the COVID vaccine developed by the Gameleya Institute and Russia's Sovereign Wealth Fund. Orban's regime coupled the approval with a complaint that it has been unable to procure enough (western-made) vaccines from Brussels, and so has been forced to look elsewhere. The UAE also approved the vaccine for emergency use on Thursday.

Here's some more COVID news from overnight and Thursday morning:

Thailand approved AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine for emergency use, making way for the country to begin inoculating its 67MM people as it endures an increase in coronavirus cases (Source: Bloomberg).

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait said they would reschedule vaccine appointments because of supply delays from Pfizer. Lebanon extended its nationwide lockdown, which began last week, for another two weeks (Source: Bloomberg).

Ireland has become the latest European country to extend its lockdown, which will continue "well into February" before the rules are "reviewed", Prime Minister Micheal Martin said (Source: Bloomberg).

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Finally, in the UK, the mutant COVID strain appears to be causing major strife as early evidence shows the strict lockdowns - England's third, which citizens are starting to rebel against - haven't had much near-term impact on reducing case numbers. The UK suffered its deadliest day yet, with 1.8K deaths recorded in 24 hours, as Boris Johnson's chief scientific adviser warned some hospitals now look "like a war zone."

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8 hours ago (Edited)

I'm sure the timing of this announcement, along with the WHO test story (posted above) and Xiden's installation, is just a coincidence . play_arrow 49 play_arrow 1


SERReal1 8 hours ago

Nothing to see here, move along.

Bill of Rights 8 hours ago

These people have been LYING to your faces since DAY 1..

pro·le·tar·i·at 46 minutes ago

15 days to flatten the curve bro

adr 8 hours ago remove link

You only have a .3% chance of coming into contact with someone who has tested positive within the last month.

You have around a .01% chance of coming into contact with someone who is currently symptomatic.

4.5 million people were seriously injured last year in automobile accidents with many leading to permanent disability.

You have a greater chance of being hospitalized from an automobile accident than coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid and could maybe be contagious.

If you are under 60, you have a far greater chance of being killed in an auto accident than being hospitalized for Covid. Even higher than coming into contact with someone who tested positive and is symptomatic.

We are forced to wear masks for odds that are infinitesimal.

freedommusic 8 hours ago (Edited) remove link

It's funny, for a long time I've been hearing about all these empty hospitals and then there are a few that are reported as overwhelmed. I was wondering what could account for this discrepancy? I just heard yes