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I just wanted to send a note of support to Alex. Reading your reporting over the past year, I became a paid subscriber as soon as you went to Substack. I urge others to do so, in order to support independent journalism. Something is happening in the Ango countries, between Covid lockdowns and mandates, the trans-movement involving young children in schools, and many other social issues. This has an ominous and sinister feel to it. Even Macron, in France, is stating that he doesn't want American wokeism and other ideas to spread into French society. It would be interesting to hear your perspective on this. Regarding Covid, there is virtually no discussion on early therapeutic treatment of Covid in high-risk patients, (over 50 years with one or more co-morbidities). I work in Family Practice, and we have been treating hundreds of Covid patients over the past year and a half with therapeutics, and have not lost a single patient. We have had a few patients hospitalized, (older with several co-morbidities), but all have survived. Our public health officials refuse to comment on, or acknowledge their existence. This is reprehensible.

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Marcy, what is the typical treatment protocol going on at hospitals in the US currently with Covid? I have the impression they just put you on a ventilator until you die, but since I'm not in the medical industry, it may not be fair to assume that. If and when I catch Covid, my tendency would be to stay at home and try to nurse myself to recovery rather than show up at a hospital.

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May be you contact one of these doctors. I have watched some doctors speak about therapeutic that are very effective. https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/ and This Dr. I have watched on Tucker Carlson Today. https://www.americaoutloud.com/author/dr-peter-mccullough/

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next to impossible to get through to them now. they are inundated. or understaffed. probably both

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AFLD are responding… it takes a few more days but just be patient. Thank God for AFLD

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Hi Mark, Remdesivir injection is given to severely ill patients in the hospital. This has a good success rate. However, this could be avoided if the high-risk population were treated early with combined therapeutics. The problem is, not all doctors will treat their patients this way, and I have seen people being sent home from the ER with cough syrup. I have also seen corporate chain pharmacies refuse to fill prescriptions for Imervectin.

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I believ Remdesivir must be given very early on before the viral load is too large, otherwise there is a real risk of kidney failure.

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France already perfected secular decadence two centuries ago; they don't need the Anglo world's weird, new, emasculated version. That doesn't mean Macron doesn't still want to force-vax his population into extinction, of course.

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Alex please start using your Telegram. Huge audience there. I followed you there when you opened your account last year in case of Twitter cancel. Notifications of new posts there are faster than checking email which I rarely do. I’m so bummed you are gone from Twitter. Big loss for all.

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Telegram is where I spend most of my browsing time now.

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Agree. We can get a notification on telegram when you post. Email is a pain.

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100% agree

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Telegram is the best, I love that i can follow a bunch but only unmute the important ones that I dont want to miss

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Dittos!

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Alex, thanks for the reporting. You lasted longer on Twitter than I thought you would. Your continuing coverage of this is why I never thought twice about being a paid subscriber. We probably disagree on a lot of things, but this is the issue most affecting my life right now and you’ve been the best reporter on it. Keep up the great work. (I’ve never had a Twitter account, I legitimately just type “Alex Berenson Twitter” into DuckDuckGo to see your tweets ever day).

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All this over a 00.02% fatality rate. The world truly has gone insane.

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Seems like virus gonna virus, but after vax, it will virus even more.

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It also seems like countries that are global competitors to China seem to be pushing these mRNA vaccines on their populations while destroying their industries along the way. Wonder who benefits from that 🤔

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Vax gonna virus.

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I believe most of these cases are just regular cold and flu viruses misdiagnosed as Covid with a faulty test, which even CDC has admitted and alluded to. China probably figured that out early. That's probably why and how China "contained it".

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I've come to the unshakable conclusion that I don't care if the "cases" are colds or end stage cancer. Our government does not have moral or Constitutional authority to suspend our God-given rights or individual autonomy no matter what. And people who are hypnotized by Hitler’s formula for coercion of a mass of people have abdicated their responsibility to think and act in their own best interest.

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the gov doesn't have that right, but does it anyway. Look at Canada, Australia and NZ. much worse.

The sheep among us are the reason governments can get away. I believe there is a direct correlation between how much someone consumes mainstream media news and how fearful of Covid they are. I don't think Covid is going to end until there is either a great war or massive financial meltdown, to make the sheep look at the damage they have done to our world since March 2020.

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they'll still blame the unvaccinated

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They don't have the right to inject you, but they have the right to make you poor and hungry if you don't submit.

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As long as they can coerce companies and corporations to mandate compliance for them, the government doesn't even need to make it legal.

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isn't it amazing how they are still basing public policy and removing people's freedoms, on a test which they admit is faulty? How come no reporter in the fakenews media ever asks that question?

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Because they’re all frauds and part of the lies.

I wouldn’t buy a first year, redesigned car but I’m supposed to inject myself with a beta model “vaccine” for a virus that I have a 99.9% chance of surviving? Nope! And now with pushing “boosters” A.K.A “left overs manufactured for Alpha strain that we’ve extended its shelf life”. We need large organized protests and civil disobedience. Start fighting with Alinsky tactics.

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The test is not faulty ... It is being used at way too high a CT and was never intended to be a diagnostic test for a disease ...

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Absolutely being used incorrectly but also can differentiate between Covid, other corona viruses and influenza.

Below Kary Mullis, it’s creator explains.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/wOSeTz57xrCF/

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Can’t * differentiate

Slight typo there by me

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It's amazing how this crap spreads through the internet.

Please people...get a brain. There is no "class 1 recall" of the PCR test, and the PCR tests have not been mis-classifying flu as covid. (this is impossible). Flu testing and surveillance has been ongoing throughout the epidemic in the US (and the world).

The FDA is switching to a new "two-in-one" test for both flu and covid.

And, just in case some people don't know. A story from "The Last Refuge" (theconservativetreehouse.com) is not a serious news source, especially if the story itself has a question mark in the title. And of course Zerohedge is not a serious source. If that's your only sources for a bit of information, it's best to dig deeper to verify.

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https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-recalls/innova-medical-group-recalls-unauthorized-sars-cov-2-antigen-rapid-qualitative-test-risk-false-test

There’s your class 1 recall

Anyways do try to have a nice evening. I’m sorry I triggered you so.

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Jeezus, what idiots live in this country...this is a faulty test. nothing to do with false flu tests, or even that improved multiplexed method, or that article in the conservative tree house.

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Excellent goalpost shifting. Let’s try this one last time....

“method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses”

It would appear to most that if you can’t detect or differentiate between influenza and SARS-CoV-2, then......

Come on now. Try really really hard.

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Enrico is a troll. Probably from the Trusted News Initiative.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-shadowy-trusted-news-initiative/5752930?pdf=5752930

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That's not saying exactly what you think it is because it's out of context. The tests were previously only testing for SARS virus, but they are recommending adopting a testing protocol that can check for both SARS and flu in order to save time and resources. It's a reasonable recommendation.

All that being said, it is still likely that these tests being used as broad diagnostic/surveillance tool is giving us massive amounts of bad data. The PCR testing is still likely a root for tons of problems, but not because it has been catching flu cases.

The cycle threshold issue and possibility of registering other CoV is problem enough.

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Yes we know. Trust no one but CNN!

https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html

https://www.fda.gov/safety/industry-guidance-recalls/recalls-background-and-definitions

“ CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses.”

Good luck

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Personally, I think this virus simply exists (now) everywhere in nature. It's "out there" in the wild.

I think you could find this virus' "spores," or whatever they should be called, on everything: cats, dogs, horses, car windshields, people's shoes, etc. I strongly suspect it will survive longer and grow better in the soft, moist mucus membranes, but I think it's probably everywhere now.

The deeper "they" look with ever increasing sensitivity in their equipment, the longer they can maintain this panic and our "willing" (albeit grudgingly for most) acquiescence.

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The virus has animal reserves. It’s in deer, cat, dogs etc. Its not going away but they know this.

It’s about control and probably worse.

What happens if we discover that there is serious long term injury or death from this completely reckless attempt to inject everyone with the “vaccine”? They’re rushing to inject the military, EMTs, Police, Nurses etc. Have they not considered what happens if they are taken out? They have zero credibility

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They HAVE considered what happens if they are taken out. This is deliberate.

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The fact that this virus does have other animal hosts is proof positive that it will never be contained or controlled with a vaccine.

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Well if the sheep are double masking while out and about, why aren’t we masking and vaccinating the deer?

All seriousness this virus will never be eradicated. Especially with the vaxxed causing mutations. We need to stop the vaccination program, focus on healthy diets, a healthy BMI, therapeutics and allow the most at risk groups the decision of what the choose to do for their health

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I posted above, but the Kiwis have 39 million sheep that currently are not being locked down. /s

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But they haven't found serious, long term injuries. Probably won't. Fearing possibilities is not useful. We have plenty of more rational concerns.

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??? Death is a serious injury. Blood clots, heart inflammation etc are all serious long term injury. The risks of mass vaccinating with a non-sterile, leaky vaccine during a pandemic is of great concern.

Perhaps they should have properly tested this thing? Perhaps we should wait for the long term studies? You take David

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Very low risk. Like drowning in the bathtub risk. Much safer than driving to the grocery store. And a lot of the people who took the vax would have died without it. So, overall, it's a win.

I haven't taken it because I don't think I need it. Apparently I was right since I have antibodies after what felt like jet lag in December. So I need it less now than I did then. But if they harass me enough I'll take it anyway. Martyrs are always losers.

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You don’t know the risks unless you’ve built a time machine and aren’t sharing..

You also can’t say that “ And a lot of the people who took the vax would have died without it. “

This is an assumption. Never assume, especially with something like this.

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Very low risk only given the short time frame that this vx has been studied. Absolutely unknown long term risk. My concern is for slowly developing auto immune diseases. Although clotting issues will probably take more people out in the interim.

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... but "fearing possibilities" IS useful if their goal is panic and control.

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Fear is irrational, and only useful if properly focused on correcting the threat at hand. Fear is usually irrational, often drives irrational behavior. So it's seldom useful. In this case, the evidence clearly shows the vax is harmless for almost everyone, just like the virus. Emerging evidence is also showing its not as useful as we hoped. Classic risk management exercise. We're clearly not being given all the information action we need to make rational decisions, so caution is reasonable. Not from fear, just rational analysis.

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Viruses are fairly fragile, depending on their own soft, moist membranes. They find an accepting host and replicate, or dissolve from humidity or sunshine or soap. This virus has proliferated because it found accepting hosts in the millions of people who have screwed up their immune systems with decades of bad decisions. If everybody cleaned up their act, this virus would die out quickly. But carbs are more powerful than survival.

Check my newsletter for discussion on this.

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I agree, but when hospitals (etc.) are looking for the virus in a dead person's body (for example) they can claim they died FROM covid even if all they find are dead covid cells and the case count should begin to approach 100% of all tests.

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Not sure where you got the "viruses are fragile" idea from. Plant viruses that pass through animal digestive tracts are still viable.

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Search on virus durability, you should find lots of refs. A virus is just a strand of RNA enclosed in a membrane of proteins. They're designed 5o 5hrive in living cells, where they quickly replicate, producing lots of little baby viruses that may exit the digestive tract, if the host immune system or antiviral agent doesn't kill them first. Out side of cells, their lifespans are shortened considerably. They last longer on non porous surfaces, but exposure to some materials degrades the membrane quickly, like copper, which reacts with the chemical bonds holding them together. Sunshine, heat, good old soap and water, and of course our hand sanitizer fetish makes a quick demise.

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Again. Plant viruses do not replicate in animal digestive tracts. They literally transit through from one end to the other, passing the stomach along the way, and still come out capable of operating on the appropriate plant host.

You don't need a tough membrane if you weigh nothing.

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Plant viruses don't seem to be much problem for people. Nor for most plants, actually. All viruses mutate, quickly or slowly, and could eventually become a problem.

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Yeah, and apparently seasonal flu has been eradicated. The problem is many diagnoses don't even use PCR, just clinical observation. If it quacks like a covid, it's a statistic. And there are perverse financial incentives for treating covid, but not more routine infections.

All of which emphasizes the need to avoid obsessing about "cases" which are predominantly minor, and focusing on serious cases, which are far less common, but way less scary. The government objective seems to be instilling fear, not solving medical problems.

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“ The government objective seems to be instilling fear, not solving medical problems.“

I think it’s far more sinister

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Is this why Kamala went to VietNam?

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If her next trip is to Australia or New Zealand, then we really have to start worrying...

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Nope they locked down in advance, terrified at the loss of old folk like me.

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Wow. Excellent question.

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You can pay me now or pay me later, but you will be paying me. -- Mother Nature

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Or pay me later plus interest…

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Virus Gonna Virus. Could not be better stated. Thanks for your continued research and reporting. My guess is that your writings are shared more than you realize.

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Thanks for your tireless reporting. I will miss you on twitter. You were the first person I check everyday cause I know I’ll get the facts!

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Australia and NZ are in for a surprise IF they ever relax their draconian rules. The virus can wait it out, their civilization can’t. I can’t wait to see the surprise on their faces when they realize they picked the wrong modality to try to defeat Covid.

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The virus will never go away. It's not just in people, but there was a study of 40% of the deer 4 states are positive. I'd bet the Aussies and Kiwis aren't going to lock down all the wildlife too?

DDG deer and covid and lots of stories on this. Wonder if Sheep get it too (the real kind/39million in NZ)? If so, the Kiwi's will never escape from their tyrannical pm.

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"I'd bet the Aussies and Kiwis aren't going to lock down all the wildlife too?"

Do you really think there's limits on just stupid these governments are?

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ADE AT work. These “vaccines” at a double edged sword. Protects some from more severe disease AND it leads to the death of others due to ADE, allergic reactions and blood clots. Must weigh risk versus benefits on individual basis. One size doesn’t fit all.

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I’ve been saying this for months. It’s not a benign vaccine. But today my pastor said with a straight face that he’s looking forward to the booster. So glad I’m moving away.

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You can call this post-first dose spike "negative efficacy". And it is very real. For a two-week window after the first dose, the rates of infection are higher than the non-vaccinated. I have seen several papers that are honest enough to show this, even calculate that negative efficacy number.

Shingles is now an acknowledged adverse event associate with the mRNA jabs. And that is due to immune suppression, allowing the latent herpes zoster virus to make itself know again. Shingles appears to occur at roughly equal rates after both the first and second dose, though.

But it's an indication of immune suppression. And that would certainly explain the negative efficacy.

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interesting antidote, my hairstylist unvaxxed, has some autoimmune problems, now has shingles, never before, she swears its from all the vaxxed people she does.

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Once you have chicken pox, the herpes zoster virus that causes it remains and sort of stays dormant in some of your nerve cells. When that virus for whatever reason activates itself again, that is shingles.

I have rheumatoid arthritis, and the (unknown, untested) effects of these jabs on such is one of the main reasons I was skeptical, early on about all this. Anyway, I've had shingles 5 times in the last 10 years, and it's due to the immune suppression/malfunction of the RA and the drugs to treat it. I'm laying off those of late.

I have a big bottle of acyclovir my doc keeps me in stock with to jump on any shingles outbreak I have. So far they've all been mild. Annoying, but mild.

So it could be something similar to that happening to her. Stress will also do it and that in combo with the drug suppression can trigger it even more.

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Hey Publius, I can't seem to find Malone's tweet from a couple of days ago about virus reactivation where he mentions not only shingles, but herpes, cmv, and a number others. I wonder if tw snuffed it, but will look some more.

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One of my best friends has a mad case of shingles post vax and its also in one eye. Quite troubling.

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My mother's friend was just diagnosed with shingles... she is vxd.

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The reality is everybody on this planet will get C19 just like everybody gets the flu. We need a catchy phrase/label to change public consciousness. Authoritarians think in simplistic black/white terms and labels...buzzwords is how you reach them. "Virus gonna virus" is not bad...but I think something more formal is needed...say the "inevitable spread theory". Once the public realizes getting C19 is inevitable (or they already got it and didn't realize it) they will be less likely to support the covid-fascsts.

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"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

-Napoleon

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Maybe start with a subtle quip like, "Boosters? Really?"

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Thank you, Alex. Twitter's loss. I read this completely insane piece in Salon. Who exactly is keeping the writer from showing her vaccine passport at the gym and being among the vaxxed? I find the most disturbing thing are the vaxxed delighting in photos and stories of unvaccinated people dying. It's like snuff porn.

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Also, I double-vaxxed people who tell me there's no way they're getting the booster shot. So now we'll have three classes of people- the vaxxed an boostered, the merely vaxxed and the untouchables who are unvaxxed.

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I feel like we won’t have the “Braggadocios Booster Brats” hanging around very long sadly. If two doses for the Alpha strain maybe offers a short lived protect at an unknown biological cost, what does a third dose do? We’d know more if the CDC didn’t change their testing criteria back in May. Why aren’t they reporting on Vaxxed getting sick unless they’re hospitalized or die? Why are vaxxed getting PCR tester at @20 cycle counts while unvaxxed are tested @40? Why was the PCR tests just recalled for being inaccurate? Was it all to build fear and compliance? We need answers.

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I'm sorry, but this cycle threshold stuff isn't quite correct.

The CDC asked for test samples (yeah, the snot samples) from PCR positive cases where the cycle count was 28 or less. They weren't using that number to define a positive case.

The CDC wanted to do genomic sequencing on positive cases. They had a better chance of doing so when the sample was positive at a count of 28 or less. They were trying to track variants.

That's all there was to this. No big conspiracy. They've put out enough real BS to discredit them, but this wasn't an example of that.

https://www.aphl.org/programs/preparedness/Crisis-Management/Documents/2021.04.09_NS3_REVISED.pdf

The really stupid thing was no longer tracking positives in fully vaxxed people. That has helped make US data a joke. Especially compared to Israeli and UK data.

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If you look further down in the document you referenced the CDC says the following regarding breakthrough cases:

CDC is currently defining suspect vaccine breakthrough cases as a U.S. resident who has SARSCoV-2 RNA or antigen detected on a respiratory specimen collected ≥ 14 days after completing the full series of an FDA-authorized SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (e.g., two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, one dose of Johnson and Johnson vaccine). Acceptable specimens are the same as those listed above in Appendix 1.

The last sentence refers to Appendix 1 and Appendix 1 says "specimens should have an RT-PCR Ct value of ≤28". Maybe I'm interpreting this incorrectly but it appears to me that the CDC wanted the cycle count to be 28 or less to qualify as a breakthrough case. This was in April and as you mentioned on or around May 1 the CDC stopped tracking breakthrough cases altogether unless someone was hospitalized and/or died.

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I probably should have responded more specifically. You said,

"Maybe I'm interpreting this incorrectly but it appears to me that the CDC wanted the cycle count to be 28 or less to qualify as a breakthrough case."

No. They "wanted the cycle count to be 28 or less to qualify" for genomic sequencing, That's it. The sample was already deemed positive (by the lab). But if it was deemed positive at CT of more than 28, the CDC didn't care about the sample. They couldn't trust the results of genomic sequencing.

Hope that helps.

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Ok, thanks and I think (hope) I've got it. They define a breakthrough case (when they were being tracked) as a positive test ≥ 14 days after fully vaccinated but they only want samples for sequencing if they meet the criteria in Appendix 1 (cycle count 28 or less).

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Yes. That's what it says. The CDC wants specimens (snot) from positive people where the cycle count was 28 or less. They didn't want specimens from anyone with counts of 29 or more.

The key here is that the lab determines what a positive sample is, not the CDC. The lab sets the cycle threshold for cutoff. The CDC only wants specimens from people the lab determined to be positive AND were positive at a cycle count of 28 or less.

This is because they're more likely to find whole virus in such a sample. And they need whole virus to do genomic sequencing and determine to what class of variant, if any, the virus belongs.

Of course, it leads to the question of one of the problems with PCR testing. But it just wasn't the case the CDC was "dumbing down" PCR tests to shrink the case count. That's the message a lot of people seem to have gotten. It's just not helpful.

See this NYT article from exactly one year ago to see that different labs use different thresholds to determine positivity vs negativity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html

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I am not at all surprised about the different PCR levels. I would like to be able to share this with people who are finally starting to ask the right questions. Do you have a reference you could share? I am Not trolling. This info would help all of us.

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Until I see more data I will avoid the booster. If I could only know I would survive a Delta infection I'd be busy trying to find an infected person. I understand some have tried that tactic but failed to get infected. I did need to go to the ER recently to transport a friend. The ER was full, as usual. I came out and so far nothing.

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My beloved mom was a true Fauci believer. She was almost 96 in March when she got the Pfizer shots. She thought this would end the lockdown and life would return to normal. She lived in a beautiful apartment in an assisted living community near us in CA, but she was incredibly sharp. We all thought she'd make it way past 100. I begged her to wait to get vaxxed until Newsom lifted his totalitarian lockdown and I could be with her to make sure she was okay. My mom went ahead and did it anyway because her lib left media told her to. Right after the second shot I heard from her caregivers that she was different, not her usual self. She called me a few days later at 4am and said she'd gotten disoriented, fell out of bed and cut herself, lost a lot of blood (she was on blood thinners) and they were taking her to the ER where I couldn't be with her still because of the lockdown. She went swiftly downhill after that. She passed away in July, but at least in her apartment where I could be with her. I'm heartbroken. The medical establishment blabs about protecting the elderly, but they don't talk reality which is they've done a really shitty job with the elderly during this.

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I am so sorry for your loss.

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Damn. Be careful my friend. Just take care of your health, diet and mind if you can.

Get your vitamin C+D+Zinc in

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I'd rather think of myself as a genetically unaltered original and part of the control group in this global lab rat experiment.

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The writer of the piece overlooks that her real risk is from failed vaccines. But seeing how she promptly frames the story as a partisan issue, it's clearly that ax she's grinding.

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It’s Salon. Literally the lowest of the low.

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It used to be good. Ran pieces on all kinds of culture and thinkers. No more. Go woke become a joke.

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I recorded in a previous piece, the details of what a Vietnamese ‘lockdown’ is like. https://adrob.substack.com/p/if-not-now-when-

I mentioned that the capital (Saigon) comprising around 9-10 million people is so ‘locked’ that the army is delivering food to people. Yes, people cannot now leave their houses for ANY reason, not even to buy food or water.

Three days ago that strategy was applied to the other cities (including mine). The police will fine you around $130 US and send you home if you are found outside your house for the purposes of buying food. This is a huge fine for the average Vietnamese who earns about $390 a month.

This would be acceptable if such wartime measures were working, but according to government figures, new cases of C19 keep arising. Now I don’t know how that happens if everyone is inside…..

Maybe the government is just recording the people in quarantine areas getting C19, and community spread is zero, but when I ask my Vietnamese wife , she says they find cases outside quarantine too - HOW ?

If you want to buy food in a city in Vietnam lockdown you have to ring someone and they will bring the food to you. Some private supermarkets are also doing home delivery (the Korean chain in my city offers that) - surprise surprise, international food companies can profit right now, while all businesses that cannot work online, get decimated. Furthermore, the Vietnamese government does nothing to help them.

Meanwhile this government will be the first (after lockdown is over) to sell Vietnam as ‘the next South Korea’ , a modern developing nation with 5G phones and five star hotels.

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Karma is unavoidable. It doesn’t matter whether the Americans brewed C19 in a Wuhan lab, or it was the Chinese, or both, or another truth about the origins of C19 is the ‘real’ truth.

The simple facts since late 2019 have always been that a disease spread from China and swiftly became a pandemic.

The consequences of disease are illness.

That is elementary.

So humanity had a choice, it could take the consequences or it could try and ‘solve’ the problem.

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What is ‘taking the consequences’ ?

It is doing what Sweden did. It is accepting that many in your population will get sick, and around 1% will die from the illness. That figure of 1% death rate was known in May 2020 - I got it from https://informationisbeautiful.net

After that huge spike of cases, natural immunity will play its role, and humanity will live with C19, but it will be at a manageable level.

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What is ‘solving’ the problem ? Making substandard painkillers that are called ‘vaccines’ that do not make anyone immune, and promote the evolution of C19 into a more contagious disease - while forcing people ‘for their own good’ (and the good of ‘all’) to take that shit, and be grateful.

And when that is failing - moving the unvaccinated, old and other vulnerable groups into “areas” that I do not shy from calling ‘concentration camps’.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/global-covid-19/Interim-Operational-Considerations-Implementing-Shielding-in-Humanitarian-Settings.pdf

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Psychology 101 - you can’t run away from your problems. They always eventually have to be dealt with.

Or in Johnny Cash parlance - “you can run on for a long time, run on for a long time, run on for a ling time, but sooner or later god will cut you down”

Or in Buddhist parlance - Karma always comes to fruition, somehow, someway.

Shortcuts, and dodging ‘bullets’ never offer a lasting healthy solution.

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Bringing it back to Vietnam’s lockdown. It is a particularly extreme example of trying to dodge karma, but karma still coming.

Lockdowns cannot last forever - people either must be allowed to continue ‘normal’ life, and take the karma, or go back and forth from one spike in cases to the next, from lockdown to lockdown, while marginalising those that refuse the substandard painkillers they call ‘vaccines’ as little more than health terrorists.

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Humanity could have taken the ‘tough’ choice in the short term, for the benefit of life in the long term (Sweden did). C19 has always been a problem humanity could have faced with wisdom, or run away from, and because human fear, greed, and existential ignorance dictate most people’s choices, and behaviours, most of the world chose the latter.

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A footnote , and not an insignificant one - food prices for vegetables and meat have doubled in my city - I assume that will be the same for all Vietnam..... government can make the police treat us like cattle but cannot control the food prices.

My wife tells me that the food the Vietnamese government gives to people in the capital and elsewhere is barely enough to live on.

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