Saturday, July 31, 2021

Los Angeles students will be forced to undergo weekly testing even if they’re vaccinated



School district aiming for ‘the safest possible environment for students and employees.


Government calls for national list of homeschooled children


Interest in homeschooling has surged over the last year, as lockdowns, face mask mandates and social distancing – combined with teachers' unions efforts to keep school closed – have damaged the public school offerings.

And it's not just in America. In the United Kingdom, more than 40,000 students were formally removed from public schools from September 2020 to April 2021, almost double the average from previous years.

And that has alarmed lawmakers there, to the point members of Parliament now are demanding a "national registry" of all students school outside the system.

The BBC reports a committee of lawmakers is demanding that national list of children to remove an "unacceptable level of opaqueness."

The report said the Commons Education Committee claims it is important to "get a grip" on the number of student being educated outside of government control.

Home educators, the report noted, are warning such a move will only increase the distrust many parents already have in the "system."

It was a report called "Strengthening Home Education" by lawmakers that charges the government fails to collect and compile enough details about children in homeschooling programs.

MP Robert Halfon claimed it was "frankly astonishing" that the government was only able to make a "best guess" over the standard of education children schooled at home were receiving, the report said.

The lawmakers have claimed their goal is to make sure those who are schooled at home are "getting the same opportunities as their school-educated peers," the report said.

"Some parents are providing their children with a high-quality educational experience, but those against greater oversight must realize that it does not follow that all home-educated children are in the same boat," Halfon charged. "Getting a grip on the number of young people not being taught in school with a national register for children outside of school must just be the first step in shaking up the status quo."

Pro-homeschooling officials at Education Otherwise accused the lawmakers of "yet again" demanding policy based on "rhetoric and rumor."

"Parents are deeply aggrieved that the huge majority of their submissions - which make clear that there is no basis, nor benefit, in registration of home-educated children - have been ignored, in what was manifestly a predetermined outcome of a deeply prejudiced inquiry," said Wendy Charles-Warner, head of the group.

The Christian Institute noted that education specialist Harriet Pattison just this month raised concerns about the idea of a registry for homeschooled students.

"Putting people's names on a list" essentially would criminalize parents who don't volunteer their children's information, Pattison, a senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool Hope University, told the Daily Mail.

"What parents are doing is a legitimate option that sits next to school education in the eyes of the law," he said.

She also charged that some of those who "carry out home education assessments by councils were under-qualified and inadequately trained," the report said.

"Sadly, this register will not build those bridges but drive more wedges between families and authorities," she said.

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Mexican President Rejects Jabs For Kids, "Won't Be Held Hostage By [Profiteering] Pharma Companies"

Mexican President Rejects Jabs For Kids, "Won't Be Held Hostage By [Profiteering] Pharma Companies"

While we often mock US President Biden for accidentally "saying the quiet part out loud," it appears Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) decided to intentionally turn up the "saying what everyone is thinking" amplifier of truth to '11' after refusing to COVID vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to pressure from big pharma.

In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors.

Until conclusive evidence was provided, AMLO told the audience (in what has now become a viral, if not very under-reported) speech, that Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children; adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines.

"We need to be careful, because, as it is obvious pharmaceutical companies wish to make a profit... and would like to keep selling vaccines for everyone.

But we need to prioritize; we need to know if they're needed or not.

We need to not be subordinated to Big Pharma dictating to us... 'we need a 3rd dose', 'we need a 4th dose', 'we need to vaccinate children'..."

Speaking on the same topic, Undersecretary for Health Hugo López-Gatell claimed there was “no scientific evidence” showing the jab was “essential” for minors.

Watch the brief moment of honesty from an elite breaking ranks below...

A PRESIDENT addressing the elephant in the room in the most cautious way, so as not to become a target.
Viva México! 🇲🇽

— Wake Up From COVID (@wakeupfromcovid) July 30, 2021

This did prompt some rather interesting social media responses, including

And the next president to mysteriously die is....

— Dan Lewis (@deehinja) July 31, 2021

Hope he'll be ok. It hasn't gone well for other leaders who've questioned the narrative.

— ogletwirl (@ogletwirl) July 31, 2021

Will AMLO be banned from Twitter? We wonder how long before the 'establishment' ramps up the narrative that AMLO is a child-killer? Seriously, what has this world come to?

Tyler Durden Sat, 07/31/2021 - 13:30


Singapore data show majority of sick are vaccinated



New data coming out of Singapore shows that three-quarters of the new COVID-19 cases are among the fully vaccinated, so this is clearly not a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," as President Joe Biden has said.

A new study done in Massachusetts found similar results to Singapore.

Reuters reported July 23 that Singapore's national vaccination program used two of the three shots that people are receiving in the United States: Pfizer and Moderna.

So this does raise questions about the efficacy of the vaccines.

However, health officials were quick to point out the shots are proving effective against developing severe illness from the coronavirus.

"Of Singapore's 1,096 locally transmitted infections in the last 28 days, 484, or about 44%, were in fully vaccinated people, while 30% were partially vaccinated and just over 25% were unvaccinated," Reuters reported.

"While seven cases of serious illness required oxygen, and another was in critical condition in intensive care, none of the eight had been fully vaccinated, the health ministry said."

"'There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected,' the ministry said, adding that all the fully vaccinated and infected people had shown no symptoms, or only mild ones," the report said.

The news outlet pointed out that Singapore has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with 75 percent of its 5.7 million residents having gotten the jab.

"As more and more people are vaccinated in Singapore, we will see more infections happening among vaccinated people," said Teo Yik Ying, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., the fully vaccinated rate is just shy of 50 percent and about 57 percent have received at least one dose, according to a Mayo Clinic tracker.

Of course, those rates vary from state to state.

In Massachusetts, which has the second-highest rate in the country with over 72 percent having received at least one shot, there was a serious outbreak of COVID-19 on Cape Cod, where -- as in Singapore -- three-quarters of those who became sick were fully vaccinated.

The outbreak happened in Provincetown on the tip of the Cape and was traced back to festivities during the July 4 weekend.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the subject, obtained by The Washington Post, found close to 900 people contracted COVID-19.

The infected people told public health officials that they had gathered in “densely packed indoor and outdoor events that included bars, restaurants, guest houses and rental homes.”

"The scientists [conducting the study], along with officials at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, reported that 79 percent of vaccinated breakthrough infections were symptomatic. Four of five people who were hospitalized were fully vaccinated. They are analyzing the genetic fingerprints of the virus samples taken now to trace chains of transmission and determine how commonly fully vaccinated people were infecting one another," the Post reported.

The outbreak was fueled by the delta variant, which now predominates COVID cases in the United States.

“This report demonstrates that vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 is not perfect, particularly in a setting with a highly contagious variant, in a large group in close contact, even if most are vaccinated against the virus,” said Gregg Gonsalves, associate professor at the Yale School of Public Health.

“The good news here: If you’re vaccinated, refrain from large group gatherings and mask up, chances are good you’ll be okay," he said. "This is not 2020. But we’re not out of the woods.”

The CDC is not tracking so-called breakthrough cases among the vaccinated unless they result in hospitalizations or death.

As of July 26, there were 6,587 such cases, with 1,263 deaths, among the 163 million Americans who have been fully vaccinated.

One powerful statistic that U.S. News reported is that 97 percent of newly hospitalized COVID patients are unvaccinated, according to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

An area that needs further review is whether those who have recovered from COVID-19 should be vaccinated too.

A study from the Cleveland Clinic published in June found people who recovered from the coronavirus have strong natural immunity and might not benefit from the vaccine, Healthline reported.

There were 52,238 health care workers included in the study. Of those, 2,579 previously had COVID-19 and 1,359 were unvaccinated.

"The individuals were tracked from December 2020 to May 2021, during which time none of the 2,579 people who’d already had COVID-19 (including the 1,359 who remained unvaccinated) contracted the virus," the report said.

"Preliminary data suggest that immunity from natural infection is long-lived, lasting up to 8 months and likely longer."

Natural immunity appears to be at least as good as the vaccine, the study determined. How the delta variant plays into this finding is yet to be seen.

To summarize: Vaccinated people obviously can still get COVID, but the evidence suggests the vaccine offers good protection in most cases against developing a serious illness, and those who have already recovered from COVID may be well-protected too.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Mask Free Sweden Nears Zero Daily Covid Deaths



As the CDC urges Americans to mask up against the Delta variant, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has argued that more data is needed about the strain’s infectiousness. His mask-free nation is hovering at zero Covid deaths per day.

The post Mask Free Sweden Nears Zero Daily Covid Deaths appeared first on GreatGameIndia.


CDC study shows 74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated

About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to new data published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data, published in the U.S.


Big Tech’s Censors Come for Science

When we allow private organizations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to police scientific discourse, we abdicate our commitment to free scientific inquiry. The free speech controversies roiling Big Tech have now reached the scientific sphere.


The vaccine lobby vs. the vaccine refuseniks

When the global COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off earlier this year, two distinct faultlines gradually emerged, separating the relatively monolithic pro-vaxxer camp from the more heterogeneous assemblage of fence-sitters, skeptics and outright vaccine refuseniks.


The Shadow State: Twitter Suspends Commentator For Criticizing Vaccine Policies

The Shadow State: Twitter Suspends Commentator For Criticizing Vaccine Policies

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

recently discussed how the Biden Administration was actively encouraging corporations to limit speech and impose vaccines mandates as a type of shadow state.

Rather than take such actions directly ( and face both legal and political challenges), the Administration is relying on its close alliance with Big Tech and other companies to carry out such tasks. That surrogate relationship is particularly clear in the expanding censorship program carried out by the Twitter, Facebook and other companies.

Twitter’s actions against political commentator Dave Rubin is an example of how these companies are now dispensing with any pretense in actively barring criticism of government policies and viewpoints.

Rubin was locked out under the common “misinformation” claim by Twitter. However, his tweet was an opinion based on demonstrably true facts. One can certainly disagree with the conclusion but this is an example of core political speech being curtailed by a company with a long history of biased censorship, including the barring of discussions involving Hunter Biden’s laptop before the election.  With a new election looming, these companies appear to be ramping up their censorship efforts.

In his tweet, Rubin stated:

“They want a federal vaccine mandate for vaccines which are clearly not working as promised just weeks ago. People are getting and transmitting Covid despite vax. Plus now they’re prepping us for booster shots. A sane society would take a pause. We do not live in a sane society.”

Even President Biden admitted yesterday that he was wrong weeks ago when he assured people that if they took the vaccine, they would not be at risk for the variants and could dispense with their masks. There are breakthrough cases that have taken many officials by surprise. It is also true that there is now talk of likely booster shots.

Rubin takes those facts and adds his opinion that we should “take a pause.”

Twitter declared that to be a violation of its policy “on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

As always, Twitter simply refuses to explain its censorship decision beyond these generalized, categorical statements. It is not clear if Twitter is calling these facts misinformation or objecting to Rubin’s opinion about a pause. It does not matter. Twitter does not like his viewpoint and does not want others to read it or discuss it.

This is precisely what Democratic leaders pressed Twitter to do in past hearings. As previously discussed the hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who followed up his apology for censoring the Hunter Biden story but pledging more censorship. One of the most chilling moments came from Delaware Senator Chris Coons who demonstrated the very essence of the “slippery slope” danger.

Dorsey: Well, misleading information, as you are aware, is a large problem. It’s hard to define it completely and cohesively. We wanted to scope our approach to start to focus on the highest severity of harm. We focused on three areas, manipulated media, which you mentioned, civic integrity around the election, specifically in public health, specifically around COVID. We wanted to make sure that our resources that we  have the greatest impact on where we believe the greatest severity of harm is going to be. Our policies are living documents. They will evolve. We will add to them, but we thought it important that we focus our energies and prioritize the work as much as we could.

Coons: Well, Mr. Dorsey, I’ll close with this. I cannot think of a greater harm than climate change, which is transforming literally our planet and causing harm to our entire world. I think we’re experiencing significant harm as we speak. I recognize the pandemic and misinformation about COVID-19, manipulated media also cause harm, but I’d urge you to reconsider that because helping to disseminate climate denialism, in my view, further facilitates and accelerates one of the greatest existential threats to our world. So thank you to both of our witnesses.

Notably, Dorsey starts with the same argument made by free speech advocates: “Well, misleading information, as you are aware, is a large problem. It’s hard to define it completely and cohesively.” However, instead of then raising concerns over censoring views and comments on the basis for such an amorphous category, Coons pressed for an expansion of the categories of censored material to prevent people from sharing any views that he considers “climate denialism”

There is, of course, a wide array of views that different people or different groups would declare “harmful.” Indeed, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal seemed to take the opposite meaning from Twitter admitting that it was wrong to censor the Biden story. Blumenthal said that he was “concerned that both of your companies are, in fact, backsliding or retrenching, that you are failing to take action against dangerous disinformation.” Accordingly, he demanded an answer to this question:

“Will you commit to the same kind of robust content modification playbook in this coming election, including fact checking, labeling, reducing the spread of misinformation, and other steps, even for politicians in the runoff elections ahead?”

“Robust content modification” has a certain Orwellian feel to it. It is not content modification. It is censorship.

The Rubin controversy captures this raw and biased censorship by Twitter and the other Big Tech companies. They do not want people to read such dissenting views so they declare them to be misinformation and ban the poster. It also shows how such censorship becomes insatiable and expansive with time. Once you give censors the opportunity to silence others, history shows that the desire for greater and greater censorship builds inexorably. We now have the largest censorship system outside of China and it is entirely run by private companies closely aligned with one party.

As Orwell wrote in 1984:

“And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.”

Tyler Durden Fri, 07/30/2021 - 19:00


Friday, July 30, 2021

Countdown To The Next Lockdown: Biden Says "In All Probability" US Will See More Restrictions

Countdown To The Next Lockdown: Biden Says "In All Probability" US Will See More Restrictions

By now the narrative has gotten so absurdly grotesque and stupid, it's as if a platoon of monkeys or, worse, woke SNL writers put it on the back of a shampoo bottle.

Today, when we discussed how US consumers have already burned through almost all of their savings from Biden's fiscal firehose... 

... just as the next burst of inflation is about to come and unleash a stagflationary recession or worse, we said that "there is just one event that could short circuit what appears to be a near-certain recession heading into 2022 and mid-term elections which would be devastating for Democrats faced with an imploding economy: another multi-trillion stimulus, just enough to kick the can by another 4-6 months. But for that to happen, the US economy needs to be shut down again which will only happen only once there is enough covid Delta-variant fearmongering. Which should also explain everything that's happening right now."

Well, guess what: after the CDC's legendary flipflop which has sent the credibility of "science" to an all time low, and concurrent narrative whiplash it has made even the head of ultra-left liberals spin, today the president who earlier needed an aide to tell him he has "something" stuck to his chin, laid out the endgame when he said that the US will, "in all probability," see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases...

🚨‼️ Did Biden just signal another LOCKDOWN???

“IN ALL PROBABILITY” more restrictions are on the way, says Biden ⬇️

— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) July 30, 2021

... even if actual deaths - the reason why the CDC is supposedly so terrified of covid - have not budged.

Coming from a president who needs a teleprompter to be reminded what day it is, it wasn't exactly surprising that Biden refuted the official White House position set just hours earlier on Friday, when White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, "the way we see this is that we have the tools in our tool belt to fight this, this, this variant," adding, "we are not going to head towards a lockdown." She added that "our goal is to make sure that we are not headed towards that -- that is not going to be the direction that we take, because we have the tools to prevent that," Jean-Pierre said, unaware that her boss would make a mockery of her words just minutes later.

The administration's conflicting comments come as a new study, leaked Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that the variant produces similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected, in effect also making a mockery of the entire previous "get vaccinated and be safe" narrative. But there was no choice: the finding "was a pivotal discovery leading to CDC's updated mask recommendation," Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said Friday.

What she meant is that to have all the narrative pieces that the media needs to persuade America that another lockdown is in its own favor in order to release another $1-2 trillion in stimmies in a time when the admin is openly paying vaccine holdouts hundreds (and soon thousands) of dollars to get a jab, some sacrifices in terms of script continuity had to be made. As for the rest - well, that's what a propaganda media is for.

Seeking to further demonize the unvaccinated, yet terrified of signing an executive order demanding everyone gets a jab with an experiment vaccine that still hasn't gotten official FDA approval, the president has been instead demanding that corporations do his dirty work for him and demand that all employees get vaccinated. The wokest of them are already complying. Biden also announced a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols. And just to ensure that social animosity and hatred hits a new record, Biden slammed those unvaccinated Americans who believe they should have the final say over what goes into their bodies, be it a Chinese-created virus, or an experimental drug meant to enrich Pfizer shareholders: "You present a problem to yourself, to your family and to those with whom you work."

And then there were the bribes: like any self-respecting liberal, Biden decided that the best way to incentivize tens of millions is to just give them free money, and this week the administration called on states, territories and local governments to do more to incentivize vaccination, including offering $100 to Americans for getting vaccinated, paid for with American Rescue Plan funding. Of course, since not everyone is an idiot, the unvaccinated now have an even greater reason to hold out, waiting for the bribe to hit $200, $400, $800 and so on. Which in a country where printing and handing out money is the only business model left, may well be the true motive.

The administration chickened out short of pursuing a vaccination requirement for the entire country, however. Biden said Thursday that he didn't know yet whether the federal government had the power to require vaccines, and White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the administration is not considering a nationwide requirement.

"That's not an authority that we're exploring at all," Zients said; so instead of doing what Biden believes in - or at least pretends to - he will pass the potato and force corporations to do Biden's dirty work for him and fire all those who refuse to get jabbed. At least they have many more years of stimmies to look forward to: after all, we are only on the Delta variant - by the time we get to Omega, the Fed will be printing a few hundred quadrillion every day...

Tyler Durden Fri, 07/30/2021 - 22:04


BREAKING: Whistleblower claims 45,000 Americans died from COVID jabs within 3 days of injection


Pandemic of the jabbed: Fifty percent of new COVID cases are injection failures


Real “danger” EXPOSED: COVID mortality rate ZERO among healthy children, according to new Johns Hopkins study


Covid Jab?

I wrote this at the request of a friend who is receiving enormous pressure to take the jab. She asked me to write something to help her explain why she won’t take it.


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Tucker Carlson: This isn't about the science, here's proof

Have you been reading the news recently? How would you describe to your grandchildren the moment we’re living through?


Biden administration wants state, local governments to offer $100 to each vaccine recipient



The money would come from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.


Greenwald: "What Message Do Dreary Images Like This Send?"

Greenwald: "What Message Do Dreary Images Like This Send?"

Masks on? Masks off? Getting vaxxed means back to normal? The confusion based on flip-flopping and reversals by health officials and the CDC - all in the name of "the science says..." - is increasingly coming under the spotlight and scrutiny even of the mainstream media.

As we featured in recent analysis, "There’s an obvious parallel to masks, which have been embraced by millions of Americans not only for their perceived health value, but as a means of signaling their virtue and membership in the liberal and/or anti-Trump tribe. That emotional and political attachment to masks - which infects the media as well as individual citizens - represents a powerful barrier to an intellectually honest evaluation of their effectiveness." Journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday highlighted the following glaring case in point: "What message do dreary images like this send?"

I again have to ask: if the primary goal now is to persuade vaccine skeptics that the vaccine works and they should take it for the benefit of returning to normal life, what message do dreary images like this -- from leading officials who are fully vaccinated -- send to them??

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 29, 2021

Greenwald noted of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's ongoing trip this week to Southeast Asia, with his latest stop being The Philippines, that it features images Austin and top commanders not only masking up, but wearing full protective face shields. 

I again have to ask: if the primary goal now is to persuade vaccine skeptics that the vaccine works and they should take it for the benefit of returning to normal life, what message do dreary images like this -- from leading officials who are fully vaccinated -- send to them??

"Liberals now have a strong need to malign those who are vaccine hesitant as stupid, reckless troglodytes," Greenwald continues. "They're only comfortable doing that if the unvaccinated are mostly Trump supporters. But the demographics of vaccine resisters are much more complex, so they just lie."

Greenwald then noted: "I got the vaccine and encourage anyone who asks my advice to do so, though I think it should be everyone's choice. Precisely because I believe in the vaccine's efficacy, I'm amazed the messaging of govt officials is becoming more, not less, coercive, didactic and alarmist."

DE BLASIO: “We’ve got to shake people at this point and say ‘c’mon now.’ We tried voluntary. We could not have been more kind and compassionate as a country…free testing, incentives, friendly warm embrace — the voluntary phase is over.”

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2021

The other major lie liberal outlets united to cook up this week is that GOP politicians only "suddenly" started encouraging people to get vaccinated this week. It's the opposite of the truth. Virtually every GOP Governor has been urging this for months:

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 29, 2021

"The other major lie liberal outlets united to cook up this week is that GOP politicians only 'suddenly' started encouraging people to get vaccinated this week," Greenwald comments further. 

"It's the opposite of the truth. Virtually every GOP Governor has been urging this for months," Greenwald emphasizes.

Tyler Durden Thu, 07/29/2021 - 17:40


A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers (HCWs). The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between medical masks and cloth masks.


Masks Likely Do Not Inhibit Viral Spread

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Mercola, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked.


Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures

We identified a recent systematic review by Wong et al. on RCTs designed to assess the efficacy of hand hygiene interventions against transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza (8).




Lockdowns and Mask Mandates Do Not Lead to Reduced COVID Transmission Rates or Deaths, New Study Suggests

A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper by Andrew Atkeson, Karen Kopecky, and Tao Zha focused on countries and U.S. states with more than 1,000 COVID deaths as of late July. In all, the study included 25 U.S. states and 23 countries.


Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to explode, hospital systems are scrambling to intensify their measures for protecting patients and health care workers from the virus.


COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data

Dr. Brosseau is a national expert on respiratory protection and infectious diseases and professor (retired), University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sietsema is also an expert on respiratory protection and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


ACP Journals


Pfizer defies media blackout on COVID therapeutics


Legacy media outlets and social media giants have been ruthless during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that has killed millions in their effort to suppress information about possible treatments of those infected with the virus that apparently originated in a virology research center in Wuhan, China.

Both hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin have been suggested by various studies and medical professionals as possibly providing help. Both commonly are used for other ailments.

And their effectiveness has been documented in a new magazine issue called "ENDING THE PANDEMIC: How vaccine mania and lust for power led to the all-out suppression of proven safe-and-effective COVID treatments."

Further, the Western Journal reported that YouTube was "endangering American lives by silencing potentially life-saving COVID treatment."

"Empowered by its accessibility and international popularity, Google’s YouTube has done more to proliferate the misfortune and plight of the coronavirus pandemic than most individual actors could muster alone," the report explained.

The company has fixated on control, "All at the expense of only human life…"

It did that by silencing those voices who wanted to discuss all possible help for COVID victims, the report said. Under the online giant's "medical misinformation policies," talk of ivermectin was forbidden, it explained.

Even though an academic paper published in the Proceedings of the Japan Academy of the Physical and Biological Sciences, ivermectin has 'been used to successfully overcome several … human diseases and new uses for it are continually being found.'"

But now Pfizer, one of the companies that has been raking in the cash for its COVID "vaccinations," has defied the coordinated blackout on such information.

It has boldly announced that, "Defeating COVID-19 likely requires both vaccination and targeted treatment for those who contract the virus. At Pfizer, we are evaluating two antiviral protease inhibitors – one orally administered candidate and one intravenously administered candidate – both of which have demonstrated potent antiviral activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as well as other known coronaviruses, in both in vitro and in vivo studies."

Pfizer said that its products, "if successful and authorized or approved," would allow "end-to-end treatment options for COVID-19 patients, including those exposed to the virus, those with diagnosed infections treated in the outpatient setting, and those hospitalized with moderate to severe infection."

It said it started looking into the possibilities when COVID-19 appeared in 2020 and moved around the globe, killing millions. After all, it already had worked to develop a protease inhibitor for HIV as well as therapeutics for the 2003 SARS tested in its preclinical program.

Protease inhibitors identified in its 2003 work against SARS "were found to also inhibit the [COVID-19] protease," the company said.

At the same time, it began looking into a new protease inhibitor that could be administered orally "so that it could potentially be prescribed at the first sign of infection or at the first awareness of an exposure – without requiring patients to be hospitalized."

It moved those studies to a Phase 2/3 trial just in the past few weeks, the company said.

The goal is to have "therapies" that "may complement vaccination, Pfizer said.

Protease inhibitors work by preventing a virus from replicating.

Alongside vaccines, success against #COVID19 will likely require #antiviral treatments for those who contract the virus. We’ve started a Phase 2/3 trial to evaluate a potential oral therapy that will enroll over 2,000 participants infected with SARS-CoV-2:

— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) July 28, 2021

Regarding the other treatments, Western Journal explained ivermectin already has a reputation of being a "wonder drug," and some physicians found it helped their COVID-19 patients.

In testimony to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security last year, Dr. Pierre Kory, said it was a "highly effective protocol for preventing and early treatment of COVID-19."

Hydroxychloroquine, which is used to treat malaria and arthritis, had gotten more attention over the last year for its impact on COVID-19.

But the Journal confirmed data about it was "regarded as dangerous misinformation, which could harm the populous and indignify the public health establishment itself."

The attacks were relentless. The AP claimed, "No evidence ivermectin is a miracle drug against COVID-19." And the AP said an Arizona couple who used chloroquine phosphate, a different product, got ill and one died.

The Journal explained, "Google and Youtube’s shared medical misinformation policy tells users to not post any content that recommends the use of ivermectin for treatment or prevention for COVID-19, as it is a removable offense. This policy follows guidance from both local health authorities and the World Health Organization."

YouTube admitted, in a statement, that its policies "don’t allow content that encourages people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin."

But in reality, a study supported former President Trump's suggestion that the common malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19.

A study on 255 patients by St Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey found that when used in a high dosage and with zinc, the drug increased survival rates nearly three times for severe cases in which patients were on ventilators.

Establishment media mocked Trump in April 2020 when he said hydroxychloroquine is a "powerful drug on malaria, and there are signs that it works on [the coronavirus], some very strong signs."

A month later, he told attendees during a roundtable event at the White House that he "happen to be taking it" as a preventative.

In fact, there are 219 peer-reviewed studies indicating the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment and prophylaxis against COVID-19. And 54 peer-reviewed studies show the effectiveness of ivermectin.

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The powers that be are desperately trying to keep the fear going with the dreaded Delta variant (aka Indian variant). They changed the name to Delta because cases in India, with extremely low vaccination rates, have absolutely crashed after they started giving out invermectin for free. That doesn’t support the Big Pharma vaccine narrative.

The pandemic hoaxers are thrashing about as they shrilly point to “surging” cases based on a PCR test which the FDA just admitted is a worthless piece of shit. One thing they can’t fake is deaths (even though they can grossly overestimate those). It seems they are at all time lows. The Delta variant is less deadly.

The other yuge problem for the pandemic cheerleaders is their fucking vaccine DOES NOT WORK!!!! The data from the most vaxxed country on the planet – Israel – proves that the majority of cases are among the vaccinated, and the vaxxed are being hospitalized and are dying from Covid (or the shots?).

The solution from our all-knowing overlords is to ramp up fear, require all people to re-mask and then cover up the truth about vaxxers getting covid, by no longer reporting that data. Do you see what they are doing? This is not about anyone’s health. This is about control and wealth.

In USA, #COVID mortality is now the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

— Martin Kulldorff (@MartinKulldorff) July 28, 2021



Go figure… the narrative is getting out of control. Too many vaccinated cases. Unbelievable.

— Dr. Nick Red Pill 💊™ (@elitesbewarned) July 29, 2021


CDC/FDA confess: they had no virus when they concocted the test for the virus

The CDC has issued a document that bulges with interesting and devastating admissions. “After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S.


Death Rates Skyrocket in Israel Following Pfizer Experimental COVID “Vaccines”

28-Year-Old PhD Physical Therapist DEAD 2 Days After Being Injected with COVID Experimental mRNA Vaccine 22 Elderly with Dementia Dead in 1 Week After the Experimental mRNA COVID Injection in the Netherlands Two Nuns Dead and 28 COVID Positive 2 Days After Experimental COVID mRNA Injections Forme


Israeli Jews Petition International Criminal Court, Say Israel’s Mandatory COVID Vaccines Violate Nuremberg Code

Israel became one of the first nations in the world to mandate COVID-19 vaccines, and to introduce a COVID passport system that would only allow individuals to participate in society – including commerce – after they received the vaccine and were approved to join the system.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The CDC's Hysterical Delta Flip-Flop Might Be Its Final Undoing

The CDC's Hysterical Delta Flip-Flop Might Be Its Final Undoing

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via,

The crazy, convoluted, mixed up messaging from the CDC – it's been this way from the beginning of the pandemic until now – has taken yet another turn. Now the CDC is recommending masks not just for the unvaccinated but for the vaccinated too. This is supposedly because of the discovery that the variant known as Delta is making an end-run around the vaccines, causing not only infections but infectious spread. 

So we have an odd situation developing...

The layperson’s understanding of a vaccine is that it protects a person against infection, like measles or smallpox. In other words, you won’t get Covid, exactly as President Biden accidentally and apparently inaccurately said in a press conference last week.

That is apparently untrue in this case. That realization seemed to dawn on people only a few weeks ago, as reports from Israel revealed that half the new infections listed were with people who had been fully vaccinated.

I pity anyone who took a few weeks’ vacation from the news during this period. We went from believing that the whole point of the vaccines was to protect against infection to realizing that this was not the case. You can still get the bug. The point of the vaccines, we were newly told, is to protect against severe outcomes. Okay, that’s reasonable enough except that we know the demographics of severe outcomes, and hence the question presents itself: why is the policy priority near-universal vaccination? 

None of this makes sense – if you are still looking for policies to make sense, which you probably gave up on long ago. 

Now to the great mask conundrum.

In May, Anthony Fauci showed up to a Senate hearing fully vaccinated but wearing a mask. Rand Paul lit into him, claiming that this was absurd. Fauci, he said, was undermining confidence in the vaccines. We need to give people a reward for being vaccinated, he said. If you can’t even take off your mask, why bother?

I suspect that the CDC listened carefully to his point. Senator Paul might just be one guy but he is positioned to impact policy because he has unusual access to the public, and to Fauci himself. Fauci is otherwise only on friendly terms with media who listen and adore every pronouncement. Paul has access by virtue of Senate protocol and therefore can make a dent in what’s actually happening out there in CDC land. 

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The CDC had become very aware that vaccination rates had flattened. They figured it was worth a try. So in early May, the agency did a messaging turnaround. It announced that people who are vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask. Fauci dutifully went on all the talk shows and invited the vaccinated to enjoy their privileges. He even smiled when saying so! 

That was an interesting day for me because many of my anti-lockdown friends celebrated that the 16 months of living hell had officially ended. They correctly predicted that everyone, including the unvaccinated would now take off their masks and life could go back to normal. They were correct for everyone except the poor children who, because there is no vaccine for them, became permanently marked as wild-born disease carriers even though they are not. 

Hey, the CDC had to be consistent, even when the results were cray cray, and therefore did not exempt children. 

Well, how did vaccination rates respond? Far from incentivizing people to get the jab, everyone took off their masks and dared authorities to ask for their papers. This is because after a year and months of egregious restrictions on freedom, people were fed up and looking for some means by which they could pretend to go back to normal. Vaccination rates stayed stuck for the reason that everyone who wanted a vaccine already got it, while the rest possess natural immunity, are wary of the medicine, or were more than willing to accept the risks of exposure. 

Now the CDC had a problem. The great goal of a 70% rate among all people was elusive, and infuriating the pandemic planners who demanded this based on the pharmaceutical definition of herd immunity. They embraced that definition because, for some reason that remains inexplicable for everyone not working for vaccine manufacturers, natural immunity has been thoroughly dismissed as primitive and irrelevant. Talk about ignoring the science! 

Then on July 22, the influential Washington Post published the following:

So the CDC needs to state, as it should have in May, that unless there is a way to distinguish between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, indoor mask requirements should be reinstated…. The Biden administration has done many things right during the pandemic, but it made a grave error with its premature return to normalcy. It must hit reset and issue new guidance that addresses the escalating infections, waning interest in vaccination and unknowns of the delta variant. If it doesn’t, we could well be on our way to another national surge — and one that was entirely foreseen and entirely preventable.

The CDC seems more easily led by op-eds in political newspapers than actual scientific papers on the topic, of which there are many thousands now. They want digestible, clear instructions on what they should be doing. This piece in the Washington Post provided exactly that. Thus did the CDC reverse itself yet again. 

But in doing so, it needed some rationale. This is when the agency jumped on the excuse of how the Delta variant often evades the vaccines, so therefore even the vaccinated need masks. It’s not clear whether and to what extent the CDC realizes that it has just once again undermined public confidence in the vaccines! The horns of the dilemma are obvious to anyone who is watching this clown show unfold. If the CDC removes the mask guidance, people don’t get vaccinated; if they add it back in, people have another excuse to avoid the jab.

Masks in this case remain what they always were: a tool to prod the public into compliance with other mandates and dictates, purely a symbol of fear and its unrelenting trigger. And with fear comes obedience. Maybe. 

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The real problem, conclude many, is this bogus freedom of choice. This is why there is more constant talk about  vaccine mandates, and why NPR gets breathless with excitement at every new directive – from the Department of Veterans Affairs, for example – of new mandates. What they are really pushing for is a society-wide mandate that would push the shot on everyone. Biden reportedly will impose this on the whole federal workforce. 

The Department of Justice has paved the way by issuing an opinion that such mandates are perfectly in keeping with the law. More mayors are backing the idea. The public is warmed up day by day to accept what two years ago would have universally been considered an Orwellian nightmare of passports and papers for access to regular life. It’s completely unAmerican in every way, and wholly unnecessary. It is further proof that once disease panic gets underway, and governments use it to enhance their powers in shocking ways, it becomes extremely difficult to dial it back. 

Remember when only the “conspiracy theorists” said that the real goal was a passport and eventually a China-style social credit score? 

At this point, anything is possible. The Biden administration can’t even bring itself to lift Trump-era restrictions on flights from Europe, even though every strain circulating there has long been circulating here. The default motive of exposure avoidance has completely spun out of control, holding even basic freedoms in the balance. Today your human rights are wholly contingent on what the pandemic planners desire, whether it is stay-at-home orders, school closures, mask mandates, or compulsory jabs. 

What ultimately may be our saving grace here are the furious parents who have just been told that they must once again strap a cloth on the kids’ faces this fall.

These poor kids have been messed with enough as it is.

Maybe this will be the last straw, the final discrediting of the CDC, and the moment at which the American people will demand that enough is way more than enough.

Tyler Durden Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:00


Delta Variant Outbreak in Israel Infects Some Vaccinated Adults

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Have you seen the Olympics? Probably not. FYI, it’s not about sports anymore.

Late in the evening of October 17, 1534, a small group of protestant activists swept across the five biggest cities in France, posting anti-Catholic propaganda posters all over town in major public squares.


COVID-19 infections double at VA facilities as agency mandates vaccines for health care professionals

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it will require its health care professionals to be vaccinated within the next two months as coronavirus infections have more than doubled in the past month at its medical facilities.


Here we go again

In the last few weeks, politicians and senior public health officials have insisted over and over that unvaccinated Americans account for essentially ALL of the deaths of people from Covid. Note that “are,” please. Are is PRESENT tense, something happening NOW.


It Will Never End: Sydney, Australia Extends Lockdown Another MONTH


Over 5 million people have been ordered to stay home in Sydney, Australia as the lockdown is extended another month. The ruling class has declared there’s a “surge” in COVID-19 cases, so all slaves must be on house arrest still.  For those paying attention, we know this is never going to end.

Unless Australians start to wake up to what’s going on en masse, they are all in big trouble.  So far, the compliant willing slaves to the state have done what’s been asked of them.  When is enough enough?

While the city had planned to exit a prior lockdown by the end of the week, officials instead extended the restrictions into late August on Tuesday, with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian lamenting the decision while claiming it is necessary, according to a report by RT. No one seems to want to ask the question, so here it goes: why are there still outbreaks if people are locking themselves away? Are we being lied to from the foundation of this scamdemic, “germ theory?” I don’t know.  It’s simply a question. But people with no exposure to others have been known to “get COVID-19.” So what does that mean?

Liar and tyrant Berejiklian said: “I am as upset and frustrated as all of you that we were not able to get the case numbers we would have liked at this point in time but that is the reality,” she said during a televised news conference. Does anyone really think the master is upset that they get to command and boss the slaves around again? This is laughable at this point. “We have to deal with the cards before us and the situation before us and that is why we have taken the action we have.”

So what does a “COVID-19 delta variant surge” look like? It amounts to 177 new cases. Out of 15 million. I’ve done the math before but this is nothing more or less than a rounding error and statically irrelevant. Even accounting for “active cases”, which amount to just over 2,100 “active cases”, NSW’s numbers remain low next to comparable regions abroad, though officials there have taken a stricter approach to their pandemic response, looking to prevent any and all new cases.

So taking the numbers, 5 million people are now permanent slaves to the state because 177 new cases, which is .00354% of the population got a cold.  Active cases are .042% of the population.  That means your chances of even knowing someone who has this “super deadly scamdemic disease” is again, 0%.  These are rounding errors. Besides, the ruling class admitted the tests are wrong, so how are they even testing them at this point?

Why Is The CDC Quietly Abandoning The PCR Test For COVID?

This is coming here if the masters feel like the slaves will comply.  But hidden in most articles is the reason they continue to do this:

Pointing to NSW’s low immunization rate of just 13%, Berejiklian insisted that “vaccination is the key to our freedom” on Tuesday, suggesting the lockdowns would only be lifted as the vaccine roll-out picks up steam.

“I want August to be the month where everyone comes forward to get the jab,” she said. “That is key to us being able to see what September looks like. I don’t think anyone can deny that the vaccination rate is absolutely key to how we live life in NSW.” -RT

When will people realize that their “freedom” cannot be given or taken? We are all free because we are human beings. The sooner more people figure this out, the better off we will be. No one can make a rightful master and no one can make a rightful slave.  And we know that government is slavery. It isn’t extreme to say slavery in all forms should be abolished. What’s extreme, is the support of slavery because one won’t open their mind to reality.

These rulers need the entirety of humanity shot up with whatever is in those “vaccines.” It’s an obvious big piece to their agenda of the permanent totalitarian enslavement and control of everyone.

Stay alert and know what’s going on without succumbing to the fear they want us living in. Being aware of what could come gives us all an idea of how to prepare. Keep using critical thinking and read between the lines of the articles mainstream media puts out.  There are honestly more questions than answers at this point, so keep asking. Use your discernment and be a moral human being.  That’s all we can do right now.

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The Moment Wall Street Has Been Waiting For: Retail Is All In

The ideal bagholder is one who adds more on every downturn (buy the dip) and who refuses to sell (diamond hands), holding on for the inevitable Fed-fueled rally to new highs.

Old hands on Wall Street have been wary of being bearish for one reason, and no, it's not the Federal Reserve: the old hands have been waiting for retail--the individual investor-- to go all-in stocks. After 13 long years, this moment has finally arrived: retail is all in.

If you doubt this, just look at record highs in investor sentiment, margin debt and the Buffett Indicator (see chart below). Current valuations are so extreme that the previous extreme in the 2000 dot-com bubble now looks modest in comparison.

I have my own sure-fire indicators for when retail is all-in. One is my Mom's financial advisor recommends shifting her modest nest-egg out of safe bonds into the go-go stocks that are topping out. Back in late 1999, it was Cisco Systems and the other dot-com leaders, today it's the FANGMAN stocks. Sure enough, my Mom just informed me her advisor recommended moving money from bonds into a FANG-dominated stock fund. Bingo, we have a winner.

Second indicator: average people who have never traded stocks are all-in and supremely confident they can't lose. When 20-year college students are trading based on a "genius" 22-year old friend's advice, retail is all-in. When a worker cleaning a wooden deck pauses to put $100,000 in a company he knows nothing about (yes, true story), retail is all-in.

Much is made of meme stocks, but the real driver of retail going all-in is the complete collapse of risk / moral hazard: the Fed will never let the market go downis not a meme, it is an article of secular faith, supported by 13 long years of ceaseless Fed intervention / stimulus, all in service of elevating the stock market.

Since all evidence supports this secular religion--stocks never go down because the Fed will never let them go down--the trick is to rotate into the next blow-out winneror buy the dip in Big Tech or a meme stock. And since something is always shooting up like a rocket, the way to become a millionaire is to simply buy what's hot and buy the dip.

In this secular religion, nothing else matters, all the old stuff is just a distraction:price-earnings ratios, valuation, cash flow, future earnings--none of that old stuff matters. Technical analysis is also a waste of time: just buy the dip and rotate into what's hot, and the millions just pile up on their own.

Every generation that experiences a speculative mania feels it's unique. This is the pattern that repeats. The confluence of forces driving the mania to unprecedented heights is so obviously unique and uniquely powerful that it is literally crazy not to grab a board and ride the wave to riches.

What the newly minted millionaires don't understand is they're the marks and bagholders.Wall Street has been patiently waiting for retail to go all-in so the pros can sell all the over-valued stocks to the euphoric, trusting retail traders, who will continue to buy the dip and rotate into the next hot meme-stock until their fortunes have dwindled to spare change.

The con requires euphoric confidence that stocks only go up forever, and every retail trader is confident in their ability to ride the wave to riches. We're finally at that summit of euphoric confidence, where faith in the Federal Reserve is literally a religious experience.

Robbing Hoods going public is a scriptwriter's touch. (Forgive me if I got the name wrong, I'm working from memory.) Stocks never go down is absolutely true, take it to the bank, until they do. Every share of stock ends up in somebody's account, and the ideal bagholder is one who adds more on every downturn (buy the dip) and who refuses to sell (diamond hands), holding on for the inevitable Fed-fueled rally to new highs.

That's how accounts are destroyed, and the wreckage isn't just financial. The scars of being a bagholder can last a long time. But Wall Street is patient, and a new crop of bagholders eventually catches Fed Fever, and the transfer of over-valued equities to a new generation of bagholders will play out according to the same script.


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Here we go again


Guest Post by Alex Berenson

In the last few weeks, politicians and senior public health officials have insisted over and over that unvaccinated Americans account for essentially ALL of the deaths of people from Covid.

At a White House press briefing on July 22, for example, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that “99.5 percent of Covid deaths and 97 percent of hospitalizations are [emphasis added] among the unvaccinated.”

Note that “are,” please. Are is PRESENT tense, something happening NOW.

Murthy isn’t alone.

On Independence Day, Dr. Anthony Fauci answered a question on Meet The Press about deaths IN JUNE by saying that “if you look at the number of deaths, 99.2 percent of them are unvaccinated. About 0.8 percent are vaccinated.”

To be clear on the math here, Fauci’s answer would imply that only about 80 vaccinated people – 0.8 percent of 10,000 – died in June.

These are – how do I put this delicately? – big fat stinking lies. They are off by a factor of at least five, and probably 10 or more.

Let’s put aside that the way public health authorities define vaccinated is NOT the way most people think of being vaccinated. Had one shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines? You’re not vaccinated. Had two? Still not vaccinated, not for two weeks.

In countries where health authorities are more honest, statistics on hospitalizations and deaths have three categories – “fully” vaccinated, “partially” vaccinated, and “unvaccinated.” Many cases fall in the middle category. In fact, data show that the vaccines can cause an increase in infections and deaths for up to two weeks after the first dose, possibly because they temporarily suppress immunity by recruiting so many white blood cells to the area of the injection.

The truth is that if we were treating vaccines like other drugs, we would include the “partially” vaccinated cases in the “vaccinated” category because they have occurred AFTER treatment has begun.

The United States does the opposite. When it reports statistics on vaccine hospitalizations or deaths, it ignores partly vaccinated people. They are lumped with those who have never received a dose as “unvaccinated.”

This trick is particularly galling now that the vaccine companies and the government have acknowledged the fact that the mRNA shots begin to lose their protective effect in a matter of months and that many people will need boosters soon.

It is no longer even clear whether “vaccine” is right term to describe these therapies. Most other vaccines protect for decades, if not a lifetime. (The main exceptions, the influenza vaccines, are known to be only marginally effective and have done almost nothing to reduce the virulence of the flu over a multi-decade span.)

But as I said, even putting aside the issue of how we classify the partially vaccinated, Fauci and Murthy lied about what percentage of coronavirus deaths are now occurring in FULLY vaccinated people. It is much higher than the sub-1 percent figures they offered.

This fact should have been obvious to anyone who has seen the data from England, Scotland, and Israel. Those countries vaccinated a greater percentage of their populations more quickly than the United States. They have also been much more transparent about reporting hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated people. And in all three countries, hospitalizations and deaths have spiked since May – and vaccinated people have accounted for more than HALF of all deaths recently.

The difference does not come from the type of vaccines, either. Israel used only the Pfizer vaccine, which until recently was considered the better of the two mRNA vaccines. The United Kingdom gave many Pfizer doses too.

So the comments from Fauci and Murthy defied credibility – how could other countries have so many more deaths in their vaccinated populations?

The answer is that Fauci and Murthy are – intentionally – using the wrong denominator. They say “now” or “are.”

But they are comparing deaths among the fully vaccinated – which have essentially been an issue only since May – with ALL deaths beginning from the day the United States offered its FIRST vaccine dose (or even possibly from the beginning of the epidemic).

The United States has had roughly a quarter-million deaths from Covid this year (the CDC reports 216,000, a number that will rise somewhat). It has had closer to 300,000 since the first dose was offered on Dec. 14. But more than half those deaths occurred in December and January, when essentially no one was fully vaccinated. Not even 2 percent of Americans were fully vaccinated as of February 1.

Deaths began to fall in February. After March 1 – when only 1 in 13 Americans were fully vaccinated – they plunged further. In the five months since, perhaps 80,000 people have died from (or with) Covid – fewer than died in January alone.

Vaccine advocates rarely acknowledge the fact that deaths started dropping long before most people had received shots. In reality, even acknowledging that many people who received vaccines in January and February were older and vulnerable, seasonality and herd immunity seem to have had a greater impact on broad Covid trends than vaccinations.

But for the advocates, the big winter death numbers are handy in one way – they make the breakthrough numbers seem tiny.

While Israel and the United Kingdom are rigorous about reporting Covid and vaccine data, the United States is not. Only a few states report breakthrough numbers with any regularity. The Centers for Disease Control does not, either.

Instead, the numbers dribble out essentially at random. But enough states have reported over time that we can say with certainty that the United States had almost no breakthrough deaths before April, and very few in April. For example, Minnesota reported none as of March 24. Washington state said it was investigating two as of March 31. Nationally, the CDC reported 160 deaths as of April 30.

Essentially ALL the “fully vaccinated” breakthrough cases and deaths have come since May. As of June 21, the CDC reported 750 deaths nationally. As of July 19, the number had risen to 1141.

All by itself, those figures prove Fauci lied when he told Chuck Todd on July 4 that 0.8 percent of deaths “are” in vaccinated people. The CDC currently reports about 24,000 deaths since May 1 (CDC reporting lags state reporting) – which would mean that fully vaccinated deaths have been about 4 percent of the total since then, FIVE TIMES what Fauci claimed. It is simply impossible that only 80 fully vaccinated people died in June, based on the CDC’s own data.



The real percentage is likely significantly higher. Breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all swung up recently, and the CDC’s lags mean that it has not caught up.

For example, Illinois is now reporting 159 deaths, New York City reported 94 through mid-June, and Massachusetts 80, North Carolina 61, Washington state 45, and Oklahoma 19 as of mid-July. That’s 458 deaths in geographically diverse states (and a city) with a combined population of roughly 50 million, just over 1/7 of the United States population. That implies as many as 3,000 vaccine breakthrough deaths nationally, almost all since May 1. (California and Texas have reported relatively low numbers of deaths, but it is not clear if they actually have fewer or are just counting very slowly.)

The CDC’s reporting lag means that the actual total number of COVID deaths since May 1 is closer to 35,000 than its reported figure. If 3,000 vaccine breakthrough deaths have occurred since then, they’re running closer to 10 percent than 1 percent of total Covid deaths.

Further, in those few states that report regularly enough for trends to be clear, including Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Oklahoma, the total percentage has crept over 10 percent in the last couple of weeks.

The tragedy here is that Fauci and Murthy DON’T have to lie.

If 5 percent, or 10 percent, or even 15 percent of American Covid deaths are currently occurring in fully vaccinated people, that’s impressive protection considering that more than half of adults have been vaccinated – and more than 80 percent of the elderly, who are most vulnerable. The vaccines look to be holding up better in the United States than Israel, the most comparable country (though whether that gap will continue is not clear, since the United States was a few weeks behind Israel in its vaccination campaign and Israeli cases and hospitalizations have surged this month).

But they won’t offer the real numbers. And as they hype the Delta variant, they refuse to admit the United States has had far fewer Covid deaths overall in July 2021 as in 2020 (while the United Kingdom is now reporting more deaths now than it did in late July 2020, despite having better overall vaccine coverage).

Their reluctance is part of a much larger problem, the unwillingness to offer a serious cost-benefit analysis of the vaccines. Because the truth is messy. The vaccines are clearly far from the miracle that the initial reports promised last November.

Yes, they appear to offer decent protection in the short run. But they don’t end transmission, and their effectiveness is fading fast in the most vulnerable people. Their side effects are real and worsen with the second dose. Their greatest benefit by far is for the elderly.

Instead, of admitting these truths, the vaccine fanatics insist on offering numbers they must know are false – as, increasingly, they attack those Americans who choose not to be vaccinated.

And demonize those of us who point out the truth.