Why are we taking medical advice from Daniel Andrews and Anthony Fauci?

From a comments thread at Instapundit.

Of course you wouldn’t want to doubt the vaccines. Correlation is NOT causation, but it is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for causation. If the vaccines work, then high vaccination rates MUST be correlated w/ lower death rates ABSENT a confounding variable. Of course, the mere fact that confounding variables exist would minimize the significance of vaccination. My point here is why has everyone forgotten basic math & logic in order to “save” vaccines from the obvious conclusion: they don’t work? In any one circumstance, we’d declare vaccines a failure & move on. The difference, I think, is that people are just too invested in vaccines to admit they’re wrong. Heck, if they’re wrong about this, what else are they wrong about? And, more importantly, what else can save them from COVID & COVID hysteria? If you really really want something to be true, you’ll find a way to convince yourself that it’s true, but – if you’re honest – you’ll know it’s a lie. Vaccines have failed by every reasonable measure. We’re left with anecdotes &, of course, the untestable hypotheses (it would have been worse? How do you prove that?)

I believe you’re comment on being ‘too invested’ is the answer for all the covid policies/procedures etc. The politicians are too invested in lockdowns and masks to admit they were wrong. The pharma’s are too invested (literally) to admit the vaccines are just upgunned flu season type shots (at best). The medical community is too invested to admit there apparently is no actual treatment, as of yet, to cure this virus and basically once you have it you have to let it take its course. etc etc

What’s most amazing to me is that it’s common knowledge that if you are “fully vaccinated” you can still get and spread covid. Just like those who are completely unvaccinated and have never had covid. But those people who are unvaccinated but have had covid, lost their sense of taste and smell etc., are actually the ones who are most likely to be the way forward and yet they aren’t even considered. Such a person can tell their doctor this, and he’ll say “But have you got the vaccine shots yet?” Um, doc, why would I do that. I have natural immunity? “But have you got the vaccine shots yet?” It’s like there’s an alternate reality the Branch Covidians inhabit.

Company is pushing us to get booster shots but I had Omicron. Seems like people who had COVID and got the vaccine caught COVID again and some of them had it worse than before the jab. The “vaccines” seem to mess with your immune system and your immunity. I have immunity and worried the booster will actually lessen it. I’d rather skip the shot and potential side effects. Isn’t that the healthiest option? Not that anyone wants common sense anymore.

The data is suspect. Sorry, not sure I believe it. I know too many people vaccinated who ended up in the hospital anyway. I watched literally everyone catch Omicron in the North Dallas area regardless of vaccination status. Some got hospitalized, even being less severe, some did not. My sister has been having heart problems since getting her 2nd jab. Her lips are perpetually blue like she is not getting enough oxygen. She is not even 50 yet. The vaccines are doing more harm than good and seem to be killing people in their 20’s. Ok, the last point I haven’t seen in my circles and in fact I know few outside of my sister that seem to be having long term lasting effects from the vaccine. At the same time they don’t seem to be doing a thing while representing serious harm. It’s Russian Roulette with medicine to protect us from a virus that is highly survivable. If we were pushing HCQ and Ivermectin (I took Ivermectin doing my run) we may well have seen better results without the health issues the vaccines have introduced. What I keep being told is “trust the data” while one set of data says one thing and another set of data has obviously been collected in such a way to get a result (Death FROM vs. WITH COVID) and I work with data in my job. What they’ve done is created skepticism and doubt while causing very real harm.

Shenanigans at NSW Health

While reading two interesting posts this weekend, here and here, I wondered to myself whether one of the health departments locally were also engaging in these sorts of shenanigans discussed therein. Well, it appears they were.  When the numbers began to obviously resist the vaccine uber alles message, currently pervading the public health cabal and transmitted ad nauseam through the media and Big Tech, NSW Health chose to muddy the waters insofar as vaxx status of positive COVID cases from June onwards is concerned.*

As I was trying to tabulate the numbers, gathered from here, I tried to establish what exactly was to be counted as fully vaxxed, partially vaxxed, and unvaxxed. The first thing I encountered, however was four categories early on: fully Continue reading “Shenanigans at NSW Health”

Obligatory ignorance

It is a curious thing that in the midst of a mass vaccination program of heretofore little used en masse vaccine delivery systems that OSHA adopts the following policy:

This left me thinking, what does OSHA’s antipodean relation, WorkSafe Victoria, do in this respect? Does it require employers to notify WorkSafe of any adverse events that occur following the administration of one of the three currently available COVID-19 vaccines or not? It certainly requires that employers notify WorkSafe of an positive cases of COVID among its workers. Looking at an employer’s obligations, it in fact doesn’t require that employers notify WorkSafe of any adverse events among its workers even when the vaccination is administered in the workplace! This is all the more extraordinary because employers in Victoria are being used by the state as its muscle, firstly bombarding them with pleas to vaccinate, then gaslighting them about potential adverse events often with the assistence of DoH personnel, and finally, presenting them with the choices of either getting vaccinated in order to remain at work or standing them down if they do get vaccinated. How that doesn’t violate the requirements of informed consent is still yet to be explained. It does, however, handball the problem of collation of any adverse events, to the Dept. of Health, requiring clinicians to report severe adverse events while the rest is to be left to individual patients themselves. But given the intellectual climate currently pervading the medical profession, which through its official organs, repeats ad nauseam the same lines generated by the government and BigPharma, this is hardly encouraging.

What an extraordinary state of affairs.

Guest Post: Peter West -It’s a Vaccine, Jim, But Not As We Know It

Doctor vaccinating a child for polio in a mobile clinic as part of an anti-polio campaign in Western Australia, July 1956, National Museum of Australia

Who knew the term “non-sterilising vaccine” six months ago? If you did not, you are in plentiful company. Maybe the woke young, who know everything, knew about it, but for oldies like me, a vaccine was a vaccine was a vaccine. It protected you from the thing you were vaccinated against, and because you Continue reading “Guest Post: Peter West -It’s a Vaccine, Jim, But Not As We Know It”

Guest post: Hugh – A redraft of the Australian Government’s COVID letter

Dear Australian,

To protect yourself, your loved ones and your community, we urge you not to get your COVID-19 vaccination which is available to you right now.

Australia has done piss-poor with the dual challenges of the alleged “pandemic” and its economic consequences because every gullible Australian has followed the “expert” health advice and “cared” for each other. Sure, other countries may have done even worse, but it’s not a race to the bottom!

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Vaccine passports are not inevitable

There are a number of problems with contemporary conservatism. One involves its near universal voluntary surrender of public office over the last 30 or so years to its enemies. Another is its fatal mistake of thinking that culture was downstream of politics, not vice versa. But the mistake I want to concentrate on today is its usual surrender to what it believes is now inevitable. Nothing encapsulates this better at present then Tom Elliot on 3AW Drive ‘conceding’ that we just have to prepare for vaccine passports and the two-tiered life that this will involve in the near future. Go to the 1:33:00 min mark and listen to the short exchange between Tom and a caller.

Beyond the ridiculous argument that the vaccine greatly reduces the chance of transmitting COVID at a large public event (the absolute risk reduction (ARR) is 1.3% at best; people that focus on relative risk reduction (RRR) and not ARR are being tendentious because the chance of catching it and getting sick are already quite low) you see him suggest at the end of the exchange that vaccine passports is ‘just where we are headed’. And if you think that being fully vaxxed means two doses now, sorry to inform you, passports will likely require you to keep up date, which means regular boosters, to remain valid.

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Danish Health Ministry: COVID ‘no longer a critical threat to society’

Illustration: Vilhelm Pedersen, 1837

In the words of the Danish Health Ministry, COVID in its extant variants is no longer a ‘critical threat to society’, and as such, it will remove all its current COVID restrictions, including any vaccine mandates, by September 10 having fully vaccinated 71% of the population. The only remaining restrictions involve agreements with other countries regarding international travel that should begin to end in October onwards. Keep in mind that this is occurring with a daily case rate of 925 new cases, compared with 976 new cases in Australia (note, Australia has a population almost five times the size of Denmark).

However, here in Australia, our political elite are seeking to impose restrictions on the unvaccinated through vaccine passports once 70% of the population over 16 is vaccinated and to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Now why would Denmark be removing vaccine passports as it passes 70% coverage as Australia prepares to implement them as it reaches 70%? Why would the Danish Health Ministry deescalate the threat of COVID while Australian federal and State Health departments crank the fear porn to eleventy? What possible rationale is behind the continued house arrest of at least a quarter of the Australian population in Victoria and Greater Sydney? I’m at a loss to understand the justifications for this given the facts on the ground, and given that we are now almost a year and a half into this crisis of policy, I’m well past the limits of charity. There is something both malicious and ostentatious afoot here politically; but at the level of policy and expertise, there is rank stupidity. Frankly, all three are admixed throughout.

Policy outpaced by events

As the days and weeks pass, we are learning that the road maps offered by the PM and premiers, particularly, the sign posts of our deliverance from house arrest, do not comport with reality. Zerohedge reports that the most recent study of vaccine efficacy re delta variant is significantly reduced compared with alpha and degrades over time.

It should be clear now that the vaccines, though helpful as a part of a coordinated policy, are no panacea. As Mater described in a previous post looking at the Cabinet’s final response to the Spanish Flu in 1919, the government’s resources are exhausted and the public is by now well-informed of the measures they can take to avoid COVID; continuing the present course is ruinous.

Not Mandatory. Mandatory. Not Mandatory.

A guest post by Arky

From around the web:


When Prime Minister Scott Morrison told 3AW a vaccine would be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it” there was an immediate backlash from some groups.

Mr Morrison even went so far as to suggest the grounds by which exemptions should be granted.

“There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds, but that should be the only basis,” he said.

A few hours later, talking on 2GB, Mr Morrison made a sharp departure from his earlier comments, ruling out a compulsory vaccine.

“It’s not going to be compulsory to have the vaccine,” he said.


The vaccine will not be mandatory and individuals will maintain the option to choose not to vaccinate. The vaccine will be available for free to those who choose to be vaccinated.



Residents and workers in aged care facilities will not be required to get a vaccination in order to remain living or working there, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.



Vaccinations will become mandatory for aged care workers, the Prime Minister has announced.

Scott Morrison said the decision was made at the emergency National Cabinet meeting between state and territory leaders on Monday night.


The Commonwealth’s deadline for all workers in the aged care sector to be vaccinated is in mid-September.

The Prime Minister said the “important principle” of the national vaccine roll out was that the jab would be free and not mandatory.“We are not going to seek to impose a mandatory vaccination program by the government by stealth,” he said.

Last Friday, Mr Morrison outlined the options available to private businesses to enforce a vaccine mandate, which he reassured were existing powers under current legislation.


The Therapeutic Goods Administration, July:

Death related to TTS

A 72-year-old woman from South Australia has sadly died after developing TTS following vaccination with her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The TGA extends its sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.

TTS cases to date

Since last week’s report, a further seven reports of blood clots and low blood platelets have been assessed as confirmed or probable TTS likely to be linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. One of the cases reported this week is critically unwell in intensive care.


In summary:

When an individual takes a treatment that has a risk of death or disability and something subsequently goes wrong, as long as the individual was fully informed and every care was taken, that individual is responsible for their own misfortune.

When a government mandates a treatment that it knows will result in death and disability for a portion of those having the treatment a line is crossed. An important line, one that puts those enforcing the mandate in a position that is likely to lead to cynicism and callous disregard for individual deaths. In a large bureaucratic system, that’s what happens. It’s why we only do so in the case, usually, of war.

If this is a war, who are we at war with? And don’t tell me it’s a war against a virus. Wars are against people. Not viruses or “terror”. So who are the actual humans we are at war with if we are taking wartime measures? Is it, like with the war on terror, that it is again impolite to say who this war is against?

Something furthermore should be said about the deliberate move of risk from older people to younger people. Because that is the effect of mandating vaccines for everyone when the vaccine might kill a younger person, but the virus mainly kills older people. If the government knows something about the origins and likely course of this pathogen that leads it to believe that younger people might in the near future be at more risk from it, they should make that information clearly known.