A new paper just out in the NEJM confirms human biology is the same everywhere.
A great friend of mine calls himself “Pro-Science”. We had a lot of discussions last year since the beginning of the draconian lockdowns. He was begging me to stay at home and was proud that he was following all the “Science” guidance. I remember one of his FB posts when he was so proud of his parents for staying at home all the time. I deactivated my FB account for my mental health and then I lost contact a with him. My wife, however, is still very close to his wife.
My wife told me that his father died of Covid last weekend.
His wife posted in FB the post explaining the death of this father-in-law and how good person he was. At the beginning of the post, she explained that “despite being vaccinated and taken all precautions” his grandfather died of Covid after two “long” weeks in the ICU.
Interestingly at the end of her post in her last paragraph she recommends everyone to be vaccinated, wear masks and avoid indoor meetings.
No offense to her because I think she is a great woman, but it looks like even the death of loved one is still an OPPORTUNITY to preach the new gospel.
I think that this “Science” is a pseudo-religion.
I'm 73 years old and very healthy (no comorbities). Up until all of the lockdown fever started in my area late last winter I played hockey twice a week and tennis twice a week. Things have opened up again and now I can start to play again, I thought. It was announced today that I cannot play at my tennis club anymore or enter the skating rink unless I'm vaccinated.
I have been in very long and close contact in the past with a few people who tested positive 1 or 2 days after I had been with them and I've never noticed any symptoms. What my inept and gutless government is no doing to me is depriving me of what keeps me very fit and healthy.
I hope that they all pay a very big price for this, because it doesn't take any brains to see that this is all just political.
I can't get Covid to save my life, dammit! Never worn a mask and socialize willy-nilly. What's wrong with meeeee???
My son's school mandated vaccine for 12 yrs. and up. Out of 450 families, I am one of 4 parents who would not agree and has a medical exempt for the covid vaccine. None of the parents would join me to fight the mandate and are turning on me. What has happened to our society? My child came home after first day of school saying that he doesn’t fit in anymore. He doesn’t feel normal at school or around his friends. He’s 15 yrs. old and I have never heard him say that. Since when did a vaccine make you cool or socially acceptable? Peer pressure for a vaccine?! He and the 3 other unvaccinated kids have to follow a bunch of rules as if they have the plague. It’s flat out discrimination. The local governments and school administrations are manipulating and targeting our kids using shame and conformity, not science or medical data. It’s disgraceful and downright diabolical. This is not the Country I grew up in nor the future I want for my son. Alex, thank you for using your voice and to everyone for sharing your stories. It makes me feel less alone in this insane world.
Keep them coming Alex. We are going to need lot of good info and studies to fight torrent coming from pervasive, relentless propaganda on the 24 / 7.
Multiple individuals that I know that are in my age bracket (50-59) who got the jabs are now very very ill with neurological issues. No connection is made in their minds to the shots.
Three of my family members (including spouse) got covid around 4 months after the vax. This makes is really clear to me that the vax doesn't protect anyone from getting covid. All these people are healthy and not overweight and none were seriously ill. But I'm guessing they were just as sick as they would have been un-vaxxed. I am still in the camp that believes the vax can keep older and unhealthy people out of the hospital. But it is clearly not as it was originally advertised! And, as you (Alex) have noted in the past, it hardly falls into the category of a vaccine if it doesn't stop you from getting the thing. Perhaps it's more like taking Vitamin C so your cold symptoms won't be as severe.
It is well known that mRNA is for 1 specific protein target and that viruses mutate to locate hosts without resistance. If a vaccine leaves sufficient virus mutations to infect others then that is what you will get. Those who have developed antibodies for the 1 specific protein will not have the same level of protection to the mutations. It seems no one seemed to take this into account with COVID isn the rush to get paid.
Heads up: Reddit is purging hundreds of forums today -- anything related to vaccine discussion, questioning lockdowns, critical of Biden regime etc.
I guess maybe some of you don't yet realize that this is not about covid-19 or vaccines.
There is a global coup in progress like nothing our species has seen before. This is why so many people are feeling a deep -- almost metaphysical -- shift in... what? Global consciousness? Spiritual ether?.
Many will think I'm bonkers today. Not as many in 4-5 months from now.
Unfortunately, I don't see any peaceful way out of this totalitarian/authoritarian dark hole we are rapidly descending into. Defending our Constitution and basic freedoms is well worth dying for IMO.
How the hell can this be mandated? Who is going to want their kids to play myocarditis roulette every few months?
It continues to amaze me that "experts" contribute the hugh decline from around January 1, 2021 through early February ,2021 on the massive role out of vaccinations. It is actually the seasonality seen every year for respiratory viruses, plus maybe some "natural herd" immunity. And now with the data clearly showing the Vaxxed are more susceptible to the Delta variant , it's called "waning immunity" . It can't wane if it never was there in the first place!!
letter to my senator
Dear Senator Sinema,
As you are well aware, former President Trump launched "Operation Warp Speed" in May of last year. Much like the Manhattan Project, American firms responded to this Federal Government-Private partner relationship. Producing what is hailed as Vaccine for the SARS‑CoV‑2 (COVID-19) virus.
And while there has been a great deal of fanfare in regard to its overall success. There have been many issues with it as well. The main two being vaccine injuries, and it's overall effectiveness regarding immunity against the virus.
As you well know public and media opinion in American society can change on a dime. What is taken as a Gospel truth today, is relegated to heresy tomorrow.
Therefore, I believe it would be in your best interest as both a public and political figure to get out in front of this issue.
And begin to hold public hearings in our home state, so both the professional advocates of the injections, and those professionals (mostly frontline medical personnel) who question it's shortcomings. Can enlighten not only you and your staff, but the public at large. In order for us all to make the correct health choices going forward.
Thank you for your time in this matter.
This drop in vaccine effectiveness coincides with the recent increase in Covid infections and hospitalizations. But let’s blame all the unvaccinated and unwashed deplorables.
I particularly enjoyed the belief that the increased cases were the result of delta plus the end of mask mandates. No understanding of seasonality at all, even though the epicurve for this summer matches last summer almost exactly for cases and hospitalizations according to Cali's state dashboard. covid19.ca.gov.
So, during the seasonal low … injections were working great! During a seasonal rise, injections workin not so great. Good lord, just how dumb are our purported health researchers.
We are in for a Dark Winter indeed. Hopefully without Governor French Laundry.
I just read the link and I am quite shocked to find that one of their conclusions is that there should be more mask mandates. These are supposed to be doctors and scientists and yet they conclude that with the waning efficacy of the vaccines, we need more masking without even bothering to look at the data on whether mask mandates work. I live in Nevada and over one month ago, the Governor reimposed the mask mandate. That was July 27 and on that day, we had 1124 new cases. Yesterday, we had 1242 new cases. Today's number was over 1400. Yet nobody even bothers to question whether the mask mandates do anything? It is just taken as a given that covering your face with a (often dirty) piece of cloth is helpful?