Are we beginning to see the beginning of the end of Covidiocy? First this: England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions. Undoubtedly pushed along by the fact that no one in authority takes Covid seriously, only the media and the population. That is why all over the political class there are so few who wear masks in public unless they are being knowingly photographed. So in the UK:
Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday.
With one of Europe’s highest vaccination rates and most pandemic-battered economies, the [Spanish] government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay. Similar steps are under consideration in neighboring Portugal and in Britain.
A few examples.
Do you think that if they thought there was any serious danger they would behave like this?
A friend just went through a rough trot with the virus and she posted this up Facebook.
Years ago, she came here as a 20yo from Bosnia without a word of English and I’ll wager she was on my father’s bus out of Portsea when she did.
The size of her intellect and wit is only exceeded by that of her heart.
This may take a couple of reads to digest before the enormity of what isn’t being said falls on your understanding.
Without giving anything away, here it is.
I just want to say thank you to all my family and friends for being there and caring so much for me.
Thank you for all the soups and goodie drop offs. You know who you are and without you I would have been screwed.
For everyone that offered to help and who was there to positively surround me with their kindness and loving energy I am forever grateful. When you’re down on your knees struggling for the next breath all on your own, love and kindness from others will get through hard times.
This is from the comments to the vid which kind of explains what’s happening.
Okay, it’s really quite simple. The third dose increases immunity, so after the fourth dose you’ll be protected. Once 80% of the population has received the fifth dose, the restrictions can be relaxed as the sixth dose stops the virus from spreading. I am confident that the seventh dose will solve our problems and we’ll have no reason to fear the eighth dose. The clinical phase of the ninth dose will confirm that the antibodies remain stable after the tenth dose. The eleventh dose will insure that no new mutations will develop, so there is no longer any reason to criticize the twelfth dose.
We bemoan autocracies in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and China but largely ignore the more subtle authoritarian trend in the West. Don’t expect a crudely effective dictatorship out of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four: we may remain, as we are now, nominally democratic, but be ruled by a technocratic class empowered by greater powers of surveillance than those enjoyed by even the nosiest of dictatorships.
I can see that anyone who has taken the vaxxine begins from the premise that our governments are trying to do what’s best for us.
Perhaps you should have a look at the video at this link: The Pfizer Inoculations Do More Harm Than Good. It has been put together by the CanadianCovidCareAlliance. The “inoculation arm” discussed in the quote below were those who had actually had the Pfizer vaxxine administered. The “placebo arm” was the group that had had a placebo. This is what the video explains.
Pfizer’s own 6 month report data on its COVID-19 inoculation shows that greater illness and death in the inoculation arm than the placebo arm. Plus, poor trial design, missing data, underpowered studies, passive surveillance and more.
That is, the group who were tested by given the experimental vaxxine had more sickness and deaths than among the placebo group!
This video runs for over 38 minutes but it is both comprehensive and gripping. It is a serious attempt to make others understand just how dangerous these vaxxines are.
This has gone round the world a hundred times already but just in case you missed it. An astonishing confrontation between a crazed [maskless] woman and some male trying to get through a flight while drinking [and therefore also maskless]. It is women [and men] like her that are keeping us from returning to normal life, where we all just go on about our business.
The story is told more comprehensively here. She was also arrested when the plane finally landed.
Delta passenger Patricia Cornwall was arrested by the FBI on Thursday after getting into an altercation with a male passenger for not putting his mask on
Cornwall, 51, was a former cheerleader with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to her social media
She worked as a real estate agent in Los Angeles but appeared to have relocated to the Florida panhandle in recent months
The older male passenger had been eating at the time he was approached by an unmasked Cornwall and told to ‘mask up’
The pair shouted expletives at each other with Cornwall hitting, scratching and spitting at him during the row
She was then pulled to the back of the plane by crew members and other passengers where she was detained for the remainder of the flight
Cornwall was taken into custody when the plane reached Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Other passengers and flight crew members reported also being injured as a result of the attack
An FBI source told DailyMail.com that Cornwall is due for an initial hearing on Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
What I had not known was the age of the mail passenger. That, too, is revealed.
A high-flying realtor who worked for Coldwell Banker and Berkshire Hathaway in California has been revealed as the ‘Delta Karen’ who was arrested by the FBI for attacking an 80-year-old passenger on a plane after he removed his face mask to eat – while she was herself maskless.
Such an astonishing story is so many ways. It really is time to give up on masking the population. What is more astonishing to me is how everyone in America seems free to travel about, with or without masking up.
A top-up player with the Adelaide Crows was sent to hospital and diagnosed with pericarditis after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine….
The player spent a day in the hospital and was diagnosed with pericarditis. His cardiologist told him that he is not allowed to exercise for three months and he should take medications. The identity of the player was not published for privacy reasons.
That is the current list … all these athletes have suffered heart problems after COVID shots. At the time of initial writing, 28 died. That was not normal, but then, 10 days later, 56 deaths were listed, and the numbers are climbing. Any other real vaccine would have been pulled off the market long before now. The media would be asking questions. They would be pressuring governments. But they are not. And governments are continuing on and running TV and radio and newspaper ads encouraging people to get their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th shot. Perhaps that is why the mainstream media are saying little, because they are collecting government money for ads?
Now there were words I have not seen in any newspaper anywhere, possibly ever. Yet there they are in today’s Oz in Adam Creighton’s column: I caught Covid and it was no big deal – providing a perspective equally rare in this day and age. Here’s the full sentence:
Former US president Donald Trump was right last July when he pointed out that encouraging people to be tested when they weren’t especially sick was a waste, inflating the perceived risk of catching the virus, not to mention the financial cost and the disruption to the lives of close contacts.
The article goes on to point out just how astonishingly wasteful this expenditure has been.
The US has conducted more than 620 million tests since the pandemic began, even more per capita than test-obsessed Australia. At a cost of a few hundred dollars each, when the whole chain of Covid ticket clipping has been tallied, that’s more than $US100bn spent on testing in the US alone.
$US100bn!!! And as pointed out, the PRN test has massive numbers of false positives. But as he also points out, the true positives are almost nothing to worry about either.
The virus is already rampant in the US, as it is practically everywhere else. Does it matter if someone flying to the US has Covid when practically half the country already has had it? In short, got Covid, who cares.
Ran into a friend on the street just yesterday who almost first up told me he had been vaxxinated and will get the booster in January. After all, he said, I don’t want to die. I suppose not, but who wants to live in such morbid fear either? I will conclude with this from Adam’s column, which is my own conclusion as well.
It has been 21 months of rolling restrictions in what can be described only as the greatest, and arguably one of the most destructive, obsessions in world history given the economic and social chaos governments have caused. We urgently need to move on.
I wish this was actually in any way funny. It is a madness that just will not go away. I came upon and watched these one after another with the parallels so striking it is beyond idiocy. We should be ashamed but this is where we now are at.
Scott Atlas, who was a top health adviser to former president Donald Trump, has warned that “destructive and ineffective” Covid-19 restrictions could loom over economies for “years” because of an “unscientific obsession” with stopping cases.
Dr Atlas, a former medical doctor and now Senior Fellow in health care policy at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, said Australia had illustrated the folly of lockdowns and the “shocking power of governments to shut down everything – schools, businesses, personal movement and even the right to see your own family”.
“Australia had an explosion of cases with some of the most draconian policies imaginable,” he said, speaking to The Australian about his new book, A Plague Upon Our House, which is highly critical of the US Covid-19 response and two of Mr Trump’s other health advisers, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.
“As an American, and I think it applies to Australia, I think it’s shocking how people acquiesce to this sort of thing.”
There was also this letter to the editor that highlighted so many of the issues that matter to so many amongst us.
I cannot yet add my voice to the chorus rejoicing in Australia’s relatively high vaccination cover. Rates of 80 per cent and 90 per cent are milestones, not destinations. With one in five or one in 10 unvaccinated, the risk to those more vulnerable, many elderly, vaccinated but with waning immunity is unacceptable.
The same proportions of children attending daycare and pre- and primary school will come from homes with unvaccinated, highly mobile young parents and adolescent siblings. Until they can become eligible for vaccination, children under 12 deserve to be fully cocooned by immunised adults.
As a clinical immunologist, I know that people who can’t be vaccinated on medical grounds are vanishingly rare. We now have hard data to support this: 19 million Australians have received at least one dose and only 556, or 0.003 per cent, have met the criteria for permanent medical exemption.
The main focus now should be on helping across the line those who have been convinced that the vaccines aren’t safe for them. This is for their benefit as well as the community’s. In my experience, almost all are reasonable people, unreasonably influenced by others with loud voices and self-appointed expertise.
It saddens me to still hear of women considering pregnancy or who are pregnant avoiding vaccination based on internet opinion when there is irrefutable evidence of a higher risk from Covid in pregnancy – of maternal death, miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
Please, more focus on how far we still have to go and less on how far we’ve come. I’ll start rejoicing when we reach 99 per cent; that is a destination of which to be proud.
Professor Graeme Stewart, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, NSW
The headline in the Sunday paper today read 20,000 rally in CBD. There were a lot more than that, as I did my own count as the procession passed by on Flinders Street.
This was my calculation. There were approximately 16 persons in each row of the procession. Each row passed by at the rate of one row per second (I took out my watch to time it) which is around 60 per minute. The parade lasted around an hour and a half.
So on my estimate, there were [16 X 60 X 90] people which comes to 86,400. Be conservative and make the estimate 60,000. Come half way back, call it 70,000. A lot more than the papers will want to have been true which is why they have taken that absurdly low estimate.
The paper also mentioned there were no arrests, and why would there be? This was not a crowd of radical lefties trying to instigate a confrontation. It was the most middle class crowd you would ever see. There were a few Eureka Stockade flags but many mothers with their children. These were people who may have had the vax themselves but will fight to the end to prevent their children being mandated these experimental vaxxines.
The papers are still, of course, in full-on scare everyone mode, with this now the top story at The Age: Two Omicron cases confirmed in Sydney. For me, though, the best sign of the day read:
Why are we closing the country because of the 38th most important cause of death in Australia.
Not my stat, but I could not agree more. And if this is true, the people who manage our communal affairs could not be more vile. Sent to me by a colleague.
Schools are having children wear yellow wristbands to easily identify those who have mask exemptions and/or are unvaccinated so that they can be segregated from their peers.