Free at last! Will it last?

Freedom Day last Wednesday. Had coffee in a café for the first time in, I don’t know, five months, was it? Had lunch in a restaurant the next day. Oh joy, free at last! My club even let me in on Friday to use the gym. When will this freedom ever end? Well, it could end tomorrow, of course, if Perrottet is panicked by dire predictions from the NSW health minister Brad Hazzard or by chief health officer Kerry Chant. Methinks, I shouldn’t make plans too far ahead, when hysterics have the ear of dear leader.

Still, it’s gratifying that locking the State down for months on end, and for the unvaxxed months longer, curbed the virus. It didn’t you say. Apparently, there were 2,558 new cases in NSW on Saturday. That must be a record or something, mustn’t it? Of course, Omicron is having its wicked way. But how wickedly is it dealing with the vaxxed? That’s what I’d like to know.

I looked at the latest surveillance report from health NSW published on 15 December. I suggest some figures are being hidden. To wit, the latest weekly (to Dec 4 in the report) data on the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated admitted to hospitals. They have corresponding weekly ‘case’ numbers. But these are meaningless. They have a breakdown of hospitalisations over six months from June to December. But again, circumstances have changed so much over this period that six-monthly data tells you very little about the most recent trends.

I suspect most of those now being hospitalised are vaccinated. That’s not the kind of message that our betters want out there among the hoi polloi. I checked the latest UK surveillance report (table 9, page 36). Of those 18 years and over entering into emergency care in hospitals in the three or four weeks to the first half of December, 2,965 were not vaccinated; 4,247 were fully vaccinated.

Now you can write glowing reports about the effectiveness of vaccines – and the UK Health Security Agency does – but the raw data tells a tale. As Omicron spreads, I suspect it’s a tale which will test the propaganda arms of public health officialdom and governments.

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December 19, 2021 6:12 pm

“Freedom Day” is fake concocted bullshit that makes me particularly outraged.

I was free the day I was born into this world.

Never forget what they have taken away from us.

December 19, 2021 7:11 pm

‘Never forget’ is the best motto.

I am seeing so much disillusionment among those who thought two jabs would buy their freedom. I’m not sure boosters are going to be received with uncritical open arms.

It is well-known in my workplace that I have refused these vaxxes. For me, it’s Novavax or nothing as that has been my position from many months ago. I don’t pretend to be a moral superhero in any way. But I believe people look to the refuseniks for inspiration.

At this point, in the interests of full disclosure, I have a BA in Political Science and Russian, my children are half-Russian and I read Animal Farm at the age of 11 in Western Samoa (as it was then) and thought it really wasn’t about farm animals. I have a very natural affinity with Slavic culture despite having been born where I saw Arky’s Port Hills every morning from my kitchen window.

When I applied for a scholarship in Canada at the age of 17, I could honestly say my favourite piece of literature was Solzhenitsyn’s ‘One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’. I just didn’t at that point understand it was a human experience rather than a literary one.

Has anyone read Esther Hautzig’s novel ” The Endless Steppe’? I read it at the age of ten. How could I possibly have known at that time my future mother-in -law was born just a few kilometres downriver?

What we are seeing in terms of efforts to crush the human spirit is not new. My children have ancestors that endured far worse. If we hold onto our humanity, we have won.

December 19, 2021 7:18 pm

The economic reality is beginning to sink in, even at a government level.
They recognise that free trade and business create wealth.
However, they also love the power of lockdowns and restrictions…

If they have nothing to fear from th ed general population, I suspect they will prefer the power trip…

Also, just because the government has loosened its grip does not mean that businesses will drop vaccination as an employment requirement or condition of entry to protect themselves from the government changing it’s mind.

December 19, 2021 7:29 pm

I was free the day I was born into this world.

No, no you weren’t.

Not even at the political level.

You’re only truly free when you’re reborn.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 19, 2021 7:43 pm

@ Plasmamortar-

I think something is giving. Certainly in WA.

After all, a Premier who has had his entire State effectively forbidden to travel in or out (and/or made it so impractical as to be a de facto ban) does not start to offer big money to airlines and operstors to attract interstate tourism if he thinks he can keep people ‘safe’ and ‘free’ indefinitely…

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
December 19, 2021 7:47 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2021 8:13 pm

On Freedom Day I went shopping. Now I like shopping just as much as most men. It’s a sort of desperate raid against terrible odds, risking boredom and insanity. But braving all this I bought lots of socks, jock, shorts, shoes and stuff needed to last through the next aeon of lockdowns. Coming out of last shop I almost collided with two of the young ladies of our church, who were enjoying their freedom unmaskless and in fetching attire. Hi, I grumped. Nearly two hours of the miserable chore of shopping had gotten to me and all I wanted to do was go home.

December 19, 2021 8:28 pm

If we hold onto our humanity, we have won

your humanity … if you can keep it.

god help us all if this goes wrongerer

December 19, 2021 8:30 pm

1st thing I did was down to the local pool for 1st swim in 6 months .. enjoyed it but realised I’ve got that used to bike riding for exercise I now prefer it .. even on my OAP “freebie” days (2) since last Wednesday I opted for the bike .. one thing I will never do again, tho .. is pay to swim .. from now on it’ll only happen on my free “days” a week (3) .. before I’d swim 4 or 5 times and pay for the extras ….
Council locked me out so they can do without my money ……!

December 19, 2021 9:01 pm

Will Perrottet be able to stand his ground with the opening up of society or will he succumb to pressure from the nervous Nellies and lock everything down again? Is NSW going to be our Florida?

December 19, 2021 9:42 pm

I hope the NSW situation doesn’t escalate

I remain unvaccinated

The circumstances being perpetuated on my country are despicable

I will continue lurking on this blog for a part of my information database

December 19, 2021 9:51 pm

I will continue lurking on this blog for a part of my information database

drove past the Jayco factory the other day
Trailer sized corflutes on both sides of Frankston-Dandy Rd … positions vacant

another ian
another ian
December 19, 2021 10:39 pm

When you look at things around the world –

R.V. Jones “Most Secret War” (about 1938)

“T.C. Keeley was my tutor and in addition to physics he offered wisdom. He warned us that if another war broke out there would be s disastrous period for six months while those who had reached high positions on inadequate abilities in peacetime would have to be replaced”.

A very long list already IMO

December 19, 2021 10:48 pm

Having been double astrazenica jabbed, being involuntaritly “retired” and over 65 with late-started super scavenged by “Fees and Charges”. Not so much as a sniffle for over four years, I now await the joys of Myocarditis.

There MAY be a reckoning in this-here penal colony, but it may be a LONG time coming.

Maybe that was the plan al alo0ng:

Kill the “wrinklies”, especially the ones with memories, actual skills and “attitude”and then shear the rest of the flock just before “winter” bites.

Follow the MONEY to the “power”.

John Bayley
John Bayley
December 20, 2021 2:42 am

The whole ConVid fiasco has been a lie from start to finish.

The ‘vaccines’ are failing everywhere. Check out Berenson’s recent commentary on Denmark.

Excess mortality – not from Covid – is up significantly all over Europe.

More than 170 professional athletes have dropped dead or have had their careers terminated due to heart issues, since the vaxx rollout started.

Steve Kirsch’s team of biostatisticians and data analysts has calculated the ‘vaccines’ have already killed over 200,000 Americans. He has a $1M (USD) reward up for anyone who will show an error in those calculations. Unsurprisingly, there have been no takers.

This is a crime against humanity.

And please, don’t carry on about ‘waiting for Novavax’. There are sound reasons why there will NEVER be a reliable, safe vaccine against coronaviruses. There is also no need for it – the absolute majority of infections caused by these bugs are mild.

I have personally just gone through a Covid (Delta). Started with a headache and developed into a bad cough. Cured totally within 3 days by a course of Ivermectin and vitamins C & D.

But then I am not in Australia, where effective, safe cures are banned.

RESIST, people. Otherwise this sh*tshow will never stop.

December 20, 2021 6:57 am

“95 percent effective after two doses”soon changed to
“We never said you won’t catch it, just that it won’t be
as severe”.

When this clusterfuck started, boosters were never mentioned let alone at six month intervals.

The last stand appears to be vilifying the unvaxxed.

December 20, 2021 6:58 am

Lucky you Peter Smith! When in Sydney last week we were refused entry to our (previous) favourite pub where we wanted to dine on their OUTSIDE balcony ! “Omicron” was the explanation of the big bouncers on the door. Had to drag my furious husband away.

December 20, 2021 7:05 am

After several readings, I still don’t understand this claim by epidemiologist Peter Collignon re the arrival of Omicron.
“Will Covid-19 spread over the next few months? Yes it will. But the major consequences of infection (deaths and serious disease leading to hospitalisation) are already markedly reduced … serious complication rates should continue to fall as even more people get vaccinated and then get their five month boosters.”
Omicron with 35+ mutations including on the capsid, is predicted to exponentially become dominant. I thought the current shots only recognise the spike protein. Is there an explanatory link to the (unbiased) Science behind his claim?
BTW I love your work Peter Smith

December 20, 2021 8:17 am

The UK is publishing a daily Omicron update:

So bad that we have 104 hospitalisations and 12 deaths out of a confirmed 37k cases.

December 20, 2021 8:53 am

I had a hair appointment for Freedom Day plus one. My hairdresser got jabbed early, self-employed, newly divorced, one teenage son (named Brandon – no, I did not go there, she would not have understood). I am gentle with her re Covid. I concluded that she could not conceive that the government would allow an unsafe untested experimental vaccine to be used on her. I doubt she knows how to find non mainstream media. Strangely enough her loopy alternative naturopath following sister has refused the jab. They will all be together at Xmas as usual, because camping therefore safe.

December 20, 2021 8:58 am

“On Freedom Day I went shopping.”

Was up your way on the weekend Bruce (I assume NSW) – to attend a wedding.
It had already been put off once.
Found out that both bride and groom were still awaiting test results the night before! (although they had both had a rapid antigen test which was neg.)
A good time had by all, no masks, I kissed and danced with the bride as is my right as a guest, and got mildly drunk along with many others. No thoughts or talk of The Virus other than small talk about what is written above.

The moral is: life goes on, as it must and will, regardless of any tyranny, and there can still be joy to be found if you are not afraid to look for it.

December 20, 2021 9:11 am

Will it last?

Not if those disgusting evil cretins in the braindead lamestream meeja have their way.

They started hysterically screeching even more incessantly in the lead up to the 15th and still haven’t let up.

The moronic variant has now given them a new lease of insanity, it seems.

December 20, 2021 9:48 am

I was (almost) refused entrance to a restaurant for a birthday dinner because I could not produce a vaccine ‘passport’. I read the news, and there was no such announcement. Something that affected the entire population. There is absolutely no indication whether or when this will end.

December 20, 2021 6:48 pm

Looks like the dementia-riddled traitor who calls himself President will go ahead with his unconstitutional mandates after New Years. I’m worried. I hope my company accepts a religious exemption.

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 20, 2021 8:49 pm

another ian says:
December 19, 2021 at 10:39 pm

When you look at things around the world –

R.V. Jones “Most Secret War” (about 1938)

“T.C. Keeley was my tutor and in addition to physics he offered wisdom. He warned us that if another war broke out there would be s disastrous period for six months while those who had reached high positions on inadequate abilities in peacetime would have to be replaced”.

A look at the Bible tells us that there will be another world-wide war, but that follows the complete destruction of a Babylonian New World Order world government system, which never gets to completion. They were promised world control by Lucifer, but he only wanted to use them to weaken the western world so that others could come and destroy them. These Luciferians didn’t know that he was the father of lies, and he lies to those who follow him.

This war will be like no other, primarily because we won’t have allies to help, they will be struggling with their own major problems, and we’ll be left here, with our Babylonian branch-office management team, as our leaders.

I don’t think that they will last for six months.

December 21, 2021 7:11 am

If you take advantage of your freedom to fly to Tasmania you might get locked up anyway. They’ve quarantined(14 days in a hotel at your own expense) quite a number of vaxxed, negative tested passengers upon arrival at both Hobart and Launceston because someone on the plane has subsequently tested positive. The idiocy is strong here.

December 23, 2021 9:33 am

“Maniac says:
December 20, 2021 at 6:48 pm”

SCOTUS has given the Biden admin until 30th December 2021 to submit their responses to the many cases against the OSHA mandate. Given that the “harm” is irreversible, and several cases cite constitutional rights, it seems likely that SCOTUS will issue a temporary restraining order against the mandate prior to the deadline.

In the mean time, you can offer your employer two statements, and say they need to chose to sign one: 1) they require you to be vaxxed to do your job, and therefore accept full responsibility for any and all damage the vax may do; or 2) they do not require you to be vaxed to remain employed. They likely won’t be prepared to sign either, in which case you should ask them for that in writing. Such would make for an “interesting” court case, should they fire you for not being vaxxed. Of course, this is not legal advice, and you should consult a lawyer.

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