Everyone’s Got AIDS

– around 78 million [71 million–87 million] people have become infected with HIV and 39 million [35 million–43 million] people have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

Worldometer:

Coronavirus Cases:

218,160,308

Deaths:

4.57 million

Recovered:

195,029,458

Remember when it was wrong to stigmatise people who had contracted an infectious disease? Or make private medical information public?

Gee. I miss those days.

After the initial scare campaign, people got around to actually studying the disease, not frightening the hell out of everyone. Treatments were found. We had liberals warning about the dangers of creating two classes of people.

While the media at the time did what it is spectacularly good at: create a lot of fear and sensation around prevention, that didn’t stop the work on trialling treatments. Prevention v. treatment. It would eventually be treatments that saved lives. Because governments eventually realised that they couldn’t or shouldn’t do really heavy handed things around prevention, such as prosecuting a bunch of people.

23 thoughts on “Everyone’s Got AIDS”

  1. Show me all of the healthy young people in Australia who died from or with Coronavirus with no underlying conditions, comorbidities and healthy BMI.

    Hint: they never existed.

    That’s why we don’t know who they are.

    The government refuses to admit they ever took or gave bad advice and cannot walk it back without looking like fools.


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  2. Selfish entitled snobbery news.

    Stop the AstraZeneca snobbery so we can end lockdown (DT, 31 Aug)
    John Barilaro

    Do you know the brand name of the flu shot you get each year? Do you know the brand name of the measles vaccine your child received? Do we ever ask any questions about the brand of medicines we consume? The answer is most likely no.

    So why the brand debate now? Infections are rising, loved ones dying, yet we have an abundant supply of vaccines today, so stop the AstraZeneca snobbery, and get the jab.

    Brad Hazzard slams the ‘selfish’ who won’t get vaccinated as worst month of ICU admissions approaches (31 Aug)

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has slammed the “selfish and self-entitled” who refuse to get vaccinated as the state braces for its worst month of COVID-19 hospitalisations.

    I’m amused by Barilaro. He obviously doesn’t understand the important difference between Pfizer and AZ is the latter is produced using a cell line derived from an abortion. The Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox archbishops of Sydney wrote a joint letter to the government last year telling them this would be a problem. Many Christians are over 60 and some will not by conscience accept AZ for this reason. Yet we are not allowed anything else.

    So we’ll just have to be selfishly snobbish Christians until the likes of Barilaro and Hazzard grow brains.


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  3. Oh and especially regarding Mr Hazzard, he obviously doesn’t realise that vaccination with either brand won’t do anything to prevent the spread of the virus, as the Israeli Delta wave this week conclusively shows.

    Record number of new COVID cases reported (Israeli news, 31 Aug)

    A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta (Science, 16 Aug)

    Israel’s vaccination rate is about 80% of everyone age 12 and up, compared with about 35% here in NSW.

    Time to roll out ivermectin therapy widely Gladys.


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  4. After months of wild claims and nudging and suppression by the media, I am skeptical that it even “blunts” Delta, Bruce.

    The lies and obfuscation have been so thick on the ground I take nothing about this issue on face value any more.

    Thanks, scientists. You have trashed your brand.


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  5. Strangely, perversely, the NSW anti discrimination act has a specific HIV/AIDS clause.
    Part 4F HIV/AIDS vilification
    (c) the distribution or dissemination of any matter to the public with knowledge that the matter promotes or expresses hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person or group of persons on the ground that the person is or members of the group are HIV/AIDS infected or thought to be HIV/AIDS infected (whether or not actually HIV/AIDS infected).

    why on earth isn’t that universal for all diseases? The gay lobby has a lot to answer for.


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  6. Duncanm, with the stroke of a pen, they can insert an * Covid19 clause. There is already wriggle room built in.

    Note the use of the words “rare occasions”.


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  7. If you can still get the dreaded lurgy after being double dosed, and, you can pass the dreaded lurgy on, how am I being selfish and of any threat to you if I choose not to have the jab?

    And, if you refuse the third jab and 4 month booster shoots for the rest of your life after being fully vaxxed for ‘freedom’, does that make you an anti-vaxxer?

    Israel considers canceling Green Pass for those without booster shot
    “Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said there was no justification for giving a Green Pass to people who had not gotten the third, booster vaccination dose.”

    https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/08/israel-considers-canceling-green-pass-those-without-booster-shot
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  8. There are three things that MUST BE DONE:
    1. Get this out of the media and away from their hysterics and fear mongering and profiteering.
    2. Kick the health public servants in the arse and tell them to concentrate on finding treatments. Anti- virals. The prevention stage is OVER.
    3. Humiliate the politicians for their bigotry in turning us into two classes of people and discriminating against one class, in a way that has nothing to do with public health and everything to do with covering their arses.


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  9. The fear-porn has been staggeringly effective. Which goes to show what can be done when you have control of all the major institutions.

    It’s given me a real-time insight into what it must have been like in Germany, Russia, China etc. I believe it was the CIA who popularised the ‘conspiracy theory’ shut-up term when folks had the gall to question their official JFK narrative, but I bet there were similar terms to quell any rumours swirling around the atrocities perpetrated by the likes of Hitler et al.

    I heard someone say the other day that when you mix science and politics you get politics. I’d add that when you mix science and ideology, you get ideology.

    A lurgy came along and our overlords knew they had enough power to control the narrative and scare people into a new subservience. People who think this will pass without a fight are dreaming.

    “What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?” (Thomas Jefferson)


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  10. Bagus has an interestoimg sociological take on this, and you do not even need to use the word conspiracy: https://mises.org/wire/vaccine-mandates-and-great-reset

    The Victorian government is at the pressure stage, I think. Their elimination tactic is not working, it never has or will, so they have to come up with something, otherwise they — as in the Victorian politicians — might end up standing in harm’s way. I wonder, though, if Victorians will be that forgiving to the Victorian ALP, and treat them, per Bagus, as “savior.” There will be different sections of the community, come next election, who will unequivocally not. But the ALP could care less about them, as is demonstrated by their atrocious public policy. They continue on, comforted by their Labor party polling that what they are doing is enough to keep them on the side of the voting public.

    As a friend had to remind me, Covid has a 99%+ recovery rate. So, there is something more at work here. At a minimum it is the arrogation and centralisation of more power to the state. Sure, we will enter a vaxxed versus non-vaxxed world. If I had to get it, I would go with Novavax, but the federal pollies have stated it will not be here until later this year or early next year. I baulk at the idea of getting three shots (like the Israeli’s) just to claim that you are fully vaxxed. It obviously does not work – but it works for Astra Zenica’s bottom line! New strains are appearing (and some have said that this is to be expected). No matter what the FDA has said about Pfizer, they have not formally approved either Pfizer or Astra Zenica vaccinations.
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  11. I would go with Novavax, but the federal pollies have stated it will not be here until later this year or early next year.

    ..
    I want to wait at least for the Novavax too.


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  12. Arky says:
    September 1, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I want to wait at least for the Novavax too.

    You won’t get it Arky, Scotty has already said that it will be reserved as booster shots next year for those people who have already had the other “vaccines”.


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  13. Ha, an article I just read reminded me of this:

    “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.”

    – George Orwell, Animal Farm

    Been a long time since I read it, is my excuse. Wow, was Orwell right or what?


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  14. “You won’t get it Arky, Scotty has already said that it will be reserved as booster shots next year for those people who have already had the other “vaccines”.”

    Mmm. So sciencey.

    I fuckin’ love Science (TM), of course.


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  15. Dot says:
    I fuckin’ love Science (TM), of course.

    That’s SupaScience(TM) (sue-per-see-nce), Dot.
    Everything else is irrelevant.
    And reptilian.
    You don’t want to be known as a reptilian, do you?


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  16. The vaxxed/non-vaxxed world view is falling apart.

    If they fail to work after six months — the logstics of 6-monthly boosters do not add up.

    NSW is currently on a vax war footing. Running huge vaccination centers around the place, backed up by GP’s. They’re doing 47k shots/day.

    If 80% of NSW needs boosters every six months, thats 6M/6month. ie: 1M/month.

    That’s 33k/day – or 70% of the current capacity.

    They’re dreaming, or we really are entering a dystopian future and I should buy vax shares.


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  17. Let’s put Barrilaro’s comment in perspective. When I get injections, or give them to my kid I do it through my GP who knows my or my kid’s medical history. I have faith in my GPs judgement to tell me whether certain brands of vaccination could be an issue. Further, AZ and Pfizer COVID-19 therapeutics (they are no vaccines) are not comparable because they are completely different technology-one of which has never had a proper authorisation. So it’s not snobbery and it’s not arrogance and it’s not whatever other insult they want to throw my way. Fuck ’em.


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