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How Will Experts End The Panic They Created? — Coronavirus Update XC

ENDEMICITY

I can’t do a better job than this article—Why COVID-19 Is Here to Stay, and Why You Shouldn’t Worry About It by Philip Lemoine—on showing you why coronadoom is here to stay and is, as the title says, nothing to worry about. In the sense of being unusual.

So I beg you will read it. It may require some of you to do some skimming, but it is well worth it. It ends with these wise words:

“The hardest part of what lays ahead may be to convince people who have been traumatized by the pandemic that it’s over and that restrictions are no longer necessary.”

THE LONG RUN

Don’t forget Experts not only created the bug, but the panic caused by the bug. Experts also assure us they have the solutions to the problem they created.

As we have said for a very long time (as above), the coronadoom will be with us forever. The “solutions” implemented by Experts are failing and will continue to fail. This means the “solutions” can’t last forever. New Zealand—the whole country!—now locks down after even one positive test. Either the country destroys itself in its effeminate quest for Safety, or it comes to its senses.

Our question is: how does shift change happen in an Expertocracy? Moving past Expert failures rarely happens by admitting failure. Instead, new “solutions” or new distractions are presented, in the (well justified) hopes the old “solutions” are forgotten. Or they take recourse to telling direct lies. “The solutions worked,” they will say, “If you look at them using this new metric penetrable only by Experts.” This, sadly enough, works, too.

But you have to remember, Experts are selling their solution to the great middle, led in the press and lower bureaucracies by midwits, folks chosen and trained to take the word of Experts at the top. How many times have we seen those compilation videos of journalists all repeating the precise exact same duplicate words, with all of them giving the appearance of complete and utter sincerity? The media can sell anything to the great middle.

Yet which will it be, distraction, new solution, or new metric? Of course, it can be a combination of all three. Localized distraction seems least likely. We’ve had several attempts at it, and none have stuck. The mostly peaceful shopping sprees of last summer and Afghanistan come to mind. Neither were sufficient to kill the panic. Besides, these were local events, and the panic is global. But so is our Expertocracy.

Perhaps new “solutions” and metrics, then. For a while, and now still, the third shot “booster” was the New & Improved! solution. They hoped it would, or will, allow them to pivot to admitting coronadoom is endemic. I was, I admit, hoping the initial announcements of the vexxines would do this. We all know how that turned out. And will almost certainly turn out for boosters.

I’m not sure what other “solutions” can be tried. There are new, old-fashioned style vexxines in the pipeline. But now vexxine skepticism is so high it will be tough to push these as the sole, final “solution”.

The Cult of the Mask goes on, but only true believers hold with it, especially for kids. Below in the numbers I say more about this. Experts still push it because of the fear of admitting failure. They still also love the authority it gives them, especially over parents and brutes who have the temerity to devalue Expert opinion. Lockdowns can be tried again, and again, and again. But seriously. Not forever.

In the old days of flu, we saw (somebody look this up for me) headlines at the rate of about once every four or five years of hospitals being overwhelmed, of raging surges and surging rages. They can’t keep doing that, not now. They’re still pushing the “cases” noble lie. The Dreaded Delta really is like a cold to most. But they can’t stop the media beast they created from yelling “cases!” Allowing these headlines gives blood to the panic.

Incidentally, that Experts can’t stop the media monster it created shows this is not a global conspiracy, but a cluster-you-know-what.

They can’t really admit to palliatives, like ivermectin or vitamin D. That’s having to say sorry. Whereas before they banned them in the noble lie to increase vexxination, they will now increasing quietly allow these to be used.

Quarantines for travelers to island nations can and do work, to some extent, for the obvious reasons. But they can’t work everywhere, and they can’t work forever, as they will kill the countries using them. These nations—Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, to name three—will soon be desperate. To give only one picture that sums up their situation:

Australia, being the biggest of the three listed, has, for the obvious reason of being more porous, reported the largest number of “cases”.

Zero Covid, a favorite of island nations, is perhaps the dumbest, most punishing and painfull of all Expert “solutions”. Being the dumbest means it will be hardest to switch from.

Unless they come up some new “solution” none of us have thought of before, it has to be a new metric. Or some huge, worldwide distraction.

As to new metrics, these are easy enough to create. All models, and metrics are models, only say what they’re told to say, and any Expert worth his weight in certifications and degrees can conjure new metrics all day long.

I have a difficult time imaging how, worldwide, any fancy new metric, especially given there are rival groups of Experts, will be it.

That leaves only global distraction. Which can’t be a new plague. Too much is too much. That leaves only war. Or something unexpected, like giant rocks from space.

War would work with certainty, but it’s not so easy to start one. And, even if it was, it takes some time to do so. At least months. Or maybe not. Maybe the Vietnamese get sick of Chinese maritime incursions and start a fight, which in the confusion allows some bold Chinese general to pick on Taiwan, which would rile Japan and our dress-wearing generals to, et cetera, et cetera.

The very last possibility, and perhaps the likeliest, is the slow fade. That’s the combo approach mentioned above. Little “solutions”, additional vexxines and prophylactics, tweaks in metrics, more regional distractions, deaths or oustings of certain leaders, all on cacophonous concert allow the coronadoom to detumesce into the background.

If so, that means that we’ll be doing these wretched updates for at least another year.

BOOK

The Price of Panic.

Website of similar name: price of panic.

THE NUMBERS

Sources: CDC State data (source), CDC official toll number one, number two (the old weekly file, now suspect). Causes of death (source). Deaths by age. Covid & flu. WHO flu tracker. All current as of Monday.

Daily tests (from here from Johns Hopkins) have spiked again. Now over 2 million a day. How depressing.

Select state data.

You can see the Dreaded Delta blip for Texas and Florida. It’s there for the top three states, too. But smaller. Last week some readers suggested it was the heat-lockdowns that accounted for the virus spread down in the hot hot south. This is plausible, even likely. I have to check other states next week to verify.

All cause weekly deaths:

The green dots are still under where we’d expect them, suggesting something other than just the coronadoom is killing folks. Here’s the weekly causes of death, which also suggest that. The cause beating the coronadoom is “unknown” or “unacknowledged”.

“Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified.” I.e. “unknown.” What could this “unknown” be? It’s a mystery, all right.

Here’s another shot of this mystery, separated by disease type.

Timing is interesting, no?

Weekly coronadoom deaths?

The DD blip is there, as last week. Last week I predicted “It will grow a bit, I’m guessing, the next two weeks.” Well, it went down a tad (not the late drop off, but before). Nobody’s perfect.

Deaths by age:

The DD, like all the other variants, is killing the old. Not kids. The TOTAL number of 0-17 year olds killed by the coronadoom, since January 2020—-2020—is 361.

It hasn’t budged hardly at all in MONTHS.

The evil schoolboards, who seek only to signal to other rulers and elites, ignore this. They know it but ignore it. Masks on kids are evil. Our rulers are evil. As is not moral. It is insane, they know it, and choose to ignore the facts. This is the definition of evil.

This tweet dies in a week.

How ’bout that flu? Still gone (I won’t bother with the picture this week, but it’s the same).

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  1. End it? End it? What did you do on vacation that your brains shriveled up?????
    No one wants it to end—at least not the dicatators living high on the fear. I read where Covid 22 is coming. It’s totally fictional now, BUT IT WILL BE REAL. This is your life from here on out.

    Australia is now a penal colony again and intends to stay that way. New Zealand shuts down on ONE case. IT WILL NEVER END. New Zealand already destroyed itself. No question on the outcome there.

    Since you can’t sue for vaccines, they can make dangerous, horrible vaccines for years. I can see that as a way to keep this going. Of course, if half the workers in America quit over mandated vaccines, a new plan will be needed. It has already started in Houston with nurses fleeing the city and the mandate.

    Many Americans hate their kids, so the masks will work for decades.

    The government found a great way to murder citizens and they are not giving it up. In fact, they are looking for new pandemics, according to Bill Gates.

    China has zero covid in many places, if you believe the people who started this mess. (Note to evil censors—I didn’t say they made the virus, just that they started the panic over the virus in their country.)

    Again, we should praise Covid for curing the flu problem.

  2. Hmmm

    This is new

    I can no longer “show threads” or “follow threads” without Logging In (to) or Signing Up (with) Twitter

    I can’t view images close up either

    not elsewhere classified … Vexxine? What I have seen on twitter, you can’t say Vexxine anymore?

  3. Australia will be a case study for years to come.
    Here in Western Australia our very own “Dear Leader” is lecturing all on how to “crush and kill” the virus through excessive lockdowns and the wearing of masks. I await his judgement day which cant be far away.

  4. I’m surprised to see you writing this is not a conspiracy and rather just a cluster-^%$#. That seems very non-honest. Obviously all the data point to this being a conspiracy. There had to be foreknowledge and coordinated strategy across media, government, healthcare and pharma. They all had to know the gameplan in advance. They all had to trash the palliatives IMMEDIATELY and in coordinated fashion starting back in March 2020. — and keep trashing them. Especially HCQ but of course also Ivermectin.

  5. I’m with Sheri on this one … there is no end of this as its an endless power grab that would require the majority of the populace to wake up to (and waking the majority of the populace is never going to happen). The only cure for this problem is lead wrapped in copper and frankly none of us “patriots” has the stones to start administering it.

    As for what the distraction will be, my money is on war. The Chinese started this mess so they could damage the US, get rid of Trump and finally take Taiwan back … if I were a betting man, that’s where I’d put my money.

  6. Why does the list of deaths by cause stop sometime around April or May? I was reading your blog in May or June or so and found that one of the more interesting graphs here.

  7. I bought 50ml of ivermectin injectable from Amazon (I know…) a little over a month ago. Now, it’s no longer available. Horse paste, yes. ebay has no listing. Duck duck go had no listing in sales. Images on DDG are 100% why you should not use ivermectin, because: (Interesting usage of coordinated messaging) “You are not a horse/cow”. This appears several times. They’re just looking out for our best interests, right?

    JWM

  8. Yes, the panic will end once vaccines, combined with the ongoing culling of anti-vaxxers/Republicans/neo-fascists (but I repeat myself), result in eventual herd immunity, perhaps 1-3 yrs. from now. May it happen before the aforementioned completely wreck the medical/hospital system, that some of you continue to choose to utilize even while disparaging it.

  9. War. The US has not been in a ‘constitutional’ state of war since WW2. Korea, Vietnam, Granada, The Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan … these were technically not wars but “Police Actions”.

    I vote for another “Police Action”; but maybe not overtly kinetic. China is trying to create another Han Dynasty Silk Road with their Belt and Road Initiative. If they achieve this then it will effectively negate the value of global naval power; meaning that the USA and UK will no longer dominate the world (yes the UK is a part of the puzzle too as the leader of the five eyes commonwealth island nations).

    With China’s Belt and Road, goods will move over land from China to Europe/Middle East as one huge continental economic power. Very little need for anyone to control the seas other than their own coastlines/regions for defensive/coastal trade purposes.

    The old Silk Road extending from the Han Empire to the Roman Empire was only possible because there were just two great empires to traverse in central Asia; the Scythian Empire and the Kushan Empire.

    Today Europe is the reincarnation of the old Holy Roman Empire (excluding Constantinople – although Europe have tried to assimilate it), China already controls more territory than the Han Dynasty ever did (the Han never conquered Tibet).

    Iran/Iraq/Syria effectively comprise the old Scythian Empire, but the missing piece is the Kushan Empire.

    The old Kushan Empire consisted of modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan plus parts of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (basically all the ‘stans – sound familiar?). The withdrawal of the USA/NATO from Afghanistan clears the way for these nations to be assimilated into the Belt and Road Initiative.

    So we see that the USA/NATO have been soundly beaten from the old Scythian and Kushan empires (Not sure that NATO ever really had much interest anyway). To me the Afghanistan debacle marks an historical turning point on par with “Waterloo” and the “Battle of Vienna”. Time will tell.

    Consider the huge undersea gas and oil reserves off the coast of Israel and Cyprus and huge new gas reserves discovered in Iran. The coming economic development of these regions (China across to Europe) is absolutely mind boggling. Beyond anything every conceived in the history of the world.

    In the meantime, Biden’s America has completely left it’s allies hanging on by their fingernails against the menace of China. Can you imagine what is going through the minds of the government officials in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc etc?

    Hindsight is 20/20. So much more could have been achieved with the $trillions wasted in Afghanistan.

  10. The premises of “masks are incredibly effective at stopping respiratory diseases” and “there are no costs to wearing masks” inevitably lead to the conclusion of “we let millions of people die from flu when we could have easily fixed the situation with masking.”

    Any doctor who says that masks are the key now also has to apologize for condemning so many to needlessly die of the flu in years past.

  11. John,

    On most browsers I get stopped from browsing twitter while not logged in under normal browsing, but not while in an incognito mode. My guess is that they are using cookies to throw up the errors. I.e. if it’s been X number of days since you started browsing twitter and you still haven’t made an account, then you aren’t allowed to view things without logging in. “The first hit is free.”

  12. I, too, am of the opinion that the Solutions (I could have written “solutions,” but capitalizing serves the same function these days.) haven’t made things bad enough that the Experts and government Leaders are motivated to even consider ending the panic.

    With regards to war as a Solution, there is a type of war which hasn’t really been tried, but I would take the slow fade over that type of war any day.

    Anybody out there writing a book called “The Madness of Experts,” or should Douglas Murray be given a fair shake at it first?

  13. “There had to be foreknowledge and coordinated strategy”

    Not necessarily. They just have to all be lazy and have the same or similar world views.

  14. Unimpressed by the CSPI article you linked; furthermore, its president (Hanania) is a full-on vexxine passport zealot.

    The arguments put forth by Vanden Bossche regarding immune evasion need to be considered and properly challenged. He may be correct, or not. Regardless, debate is the bedrock of Science. And I seriously doubt that a light-weight like Lemoine is sufficiently knowledgeable to engage in such a debate.

    Cheers

  15. Thank you for pointing at the unclassified deaths. That would likely be where the extra bodies from my neck of the woods are coming from. I suspect that number will continue to grow. Because the mortuaries haven’t stopped their intakes.

    Why again haven’t we heard from the news on the mortuaries. This isn’t happening just in my neck of the woods.

  16. RE: “With China’s Belt and Road, goods will move over land from China to Europe/Middle East as one huge continental economic power. Very little need for anyone to control the seas other than their own coastlines/regions for defensive/coastal trade purposes.” Robin

    Cost to ship goods by Boat is much cheaper than by rail and by truck is even more costly. At a minimum, sea transport is an Order of Magnitude cheaper and the disparity grows with distance.

    The Chinese Belt & Road is another boondoggle that the Chinese come up with so often such as their building vast cities that sit empty of people.

    Dan Kurt

  17. The vexxines are not the point.

    The Mark of the Vexx is the point.

    They want 100% compliance on the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free passports.

    Then covid magically goes away overnight (because vexxines they’ll say) and the Marks can be used for anything else – Climate lockdowns, Alt-Right lockdowns, you-posted-mean-things-on-twitter lockdowns, Biden-looked-outside-his-window-and-pissed-himself lockdowns, Pride Lockdowns, Black History Month lockdowns, also special local-only “pandemic” lockdowns.

    The pass makes it easy to kill protests you do not like by locking an area down. Or just targeting individuals.

    Also look forward to social credit scores, where the SheckieaRyanies will lap up Air Miles Wal Mart points for kissing Big Gov/Pharma ass.

    That’s why the goons are so desperate. The concept of those passes to manage and create a more “peaceful” society by preventing you from working, buying food, receiving pensions and healthcare etc. is too good to pass up.

    Also Briggs, there is a coordinated conspiracy, but not everyone is in on it as the conspirators created genuine believers and promoted these people and have inevitably lost control. They got way more than they bargained for and are trapped by having started a fire they can’t control.

    This ends when their heads are on the guillotine and entire nations of people are annihilated as all the vexxed and especially the double and triple vexxed possibly start developing severe health problems.

    But they have accounted for all this in their globalist scenarios. They outright stated in their simulations that many would die from vexx complications.

    So we know that this is:
    a) A Mark of the Beast program
    b) A depopulation program
    c) A vexxine profit program
    d) A population control psychological experiment.
    e) A mass biological experiment of gene tinkering.
    f) An economic experiment and wealth transfer.
    g) A big tech push for monitoring/tracking solutions
    h) A transition of nations from democracies and constitutional charters to a form of ongoing perpetual emergency use communism. (Scotland already plans to keep their emergency powers forever)
    i) A means of sorting the sheep from the goats. So now they have a goid idea of which gullible fools will follow their absolute orders and which ones will resist and therefore must be conditioned or eliminated.

    Also they do have a kill switch in the works to flip the narrative that they’ve been openly discussing.

    A major cyber attack.

    It will shut down your banks, credit cards, online shopping, social health care, water and electricity and wipe out all your money.

    They demand emergency use digital currencies, only available to “passport” holders.

    The emergeny will be so great that you will be able to get the passport without neefing a vexxine, which is goal number 1.

    Because electricity will be so precious, what with only the coal and gas plants attacked by the cyber terrorists but the wind and solar places are mysteriously safe, that you can no longer rely on your fancy phones or printer sheets.

    You can get a one time chip or tattoo, most conveniently on your hand or forehead for scanning so that you can get your rations/wages.

    They’ll probably blame this on Russia/China too, so there will also be war. Who says you can’t have it all?

    The only way this ends is what Our Lady of Fatima advised, but there is an implied deadline.

  18. @Skeptical1: It seems that Vanden Bossche’s arguments are gaining more traction with each passing day.

    @Dan Kurt: Not disputing your assessment of relative costs, but I think the geo-strategic, technological and economic development advantages will drive it forward anyway.

    Some are speculating that the release of SARS-COV-2 may be related to the Belt and Road Initiative. That’s a stretch in my opinion, but we will never find out exactly what has happened in any case. SARS-COV-2 (the source pathogen) has race specific aspects to it, according to published analysis, that if true would be concomitant with Belt and Road objectives.

    This current pandemic may be just a data gathering exercise. The next one may be very specifically race targeted.

    I believe that war is underway now on a number of fronts, but the next stage could be of a form that is completely unprecedented.

  19. Failure? Canada has just ordered 293 MILLION doses of vexxine. “Their” plan has been an overwhelming success.

    I predict over a billion people are going to die. The rest will be forced into a government program of quarterly double booster shots. Speak out against the government and they remove you from the eligibility list, which will be an effective death sentence.

    I predict they will either hold me down and administer the shot, or martyr me. I prefer the latter.

  20. @Russell Haley: They don’t need to vaccinate everyone. Cyto-Neuro-toxic spike protein will contaminate the blood supply and spread through breastfeeding, sexual transmission, etc. All that is needed is a critical mass. Right now only about 15% of the world population is vaxxed; that’s not enough, so the pressure/coercion remains.

  21. My bet is the “distraction” will be the inevitable hyperinflation of the global reserve currency. The through line is decades of unsustainable growth and imperialism fueled by ever-increasing debt.

    Covid may have been an attack to destabilize this system, a conspiracy to institute control measures to stabilize the populace during transition, or perhaps just an accident. Regardless, I think it’s best viewed as a dying 100-year-old monetary order gasping for air.

  22. On the topic of tbe Pfizer “approval”, others have been pointing this out, and it seems they are pulling a fast one on us…

    I can’t find anything in the documentation that says its “approved.”

    Only that it is “approved” under and extension of the Emergency Use Authorization umbrella.

    So they are apparently playing word games with us.

    Seems they are only reissuing the December 11, 2020 letter of Emergency Use Authorization that was given to ‘Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19’ that recieved continual extended Emergency Use Authorization by reissuing it on:
    December 23, 2020,
    February 25, 2021
    5 June 25, 2021,
    August 12, 2021

    Which they say is now extending to both Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 and the newly named COMIRNATY for:
    August 23, 2021

    So COMIRNATY is being approved under the same Emergency Use Authorization.

    They confirm that COMIRNATY is the same formulation as Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 and both can be used “interchangably.”

    This is the main page.
    https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/comirnaty-and-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine

    Look Under
    Regulatory Information
    Information Date
    Letter of Authorization (Reissued) August 23, 2021

    https://www.fda.gov/media/150386/download

    Page 1 & 2

    On December 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID?19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for individuals 16 years of age and older pursuant to Section 564 of the Act. FDA reissued the letter of authorization on: December 23, 2020,
    February 25, 2021
    June 25, 2021,
    and August 12, 2021.

    On August 23, 2021, FDA approved the biologics license application (BLA) submitted by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH for COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 in individuals 16 years of age and older.

    On August 23, 2021, having concluded that revising this EUA is appropriate to protect the public health or safety under section 564(g)(2) of the Act, FDA is reissuing the August 12, 2021 letter of authorization in its entirety with revisions incorporated to clarify that the EUA will remain in place for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the previously-authorized indication and
    uses, and to authorize use of COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) under this EUA for certain uses that are not included in the approved BLA.

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID?19 Vaccine contains a nucleoside-modified messenger RNA
    (modRNA) encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 formulated in lipid particles. COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) is the same formulation as the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and can be used interchangeably with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to provide the COVID-19 vaccination series.

    Page 12 of 13

    • This product has not been approved or licensed by FDA, but has been
    authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus
    Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 12 years of age and older; and
    • The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the
    declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency
    use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the
    declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

    FAQ

    https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/qa-comirnaty-covid-19-vaccine-mrna

    Will the emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine remain in effect after the approval?

    The EUA will continue to cover adolescents 12 through 15 years of age and the administration of a third dose to certain immunocompromised individuals 12 years of age and older. Additionally, for logistical reasons, the EUA will continue to cover the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older; this use is also now approved. – Huh???

    How is Comirnaty (COVID-19 VACCINE, mRNA) related to the PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

    The FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech product Comirnaty (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) and the FDA-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine under EUA have the same formulation and can be used interchangeably to provide the COVID-19 vaccination series without presenting any safety or effectiveness concerns. Therefore, providers can use doses distributed under EUA to administer the vaccination series as if the doses were the licensed vaccine. For purposes of administration, doses distributed under the EUA are interchangeable with the licensed doses. The Vaccine Information Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers provides additional information about both the approved and authorized vaccine.

    So there are a bunch of contradictions.

    The newly branded Cormirnaty is EXACTLY THE SAME as the Pfizer shot.

    Pfizer shot is only EUA approved, while Cormirnaty is FDA approved… but under EUA and as a EUA approved product. But this is only for administrative, logistical, legal purposes…

    Hopefully some expert is legalese can explain this expert legalese so that we can find out whether they are outright lying to us about approval or not.

    Because I just see EUA listed throughout the document which only says they are extending the same EUA letter and that letter also covers the Cormirnaty, which is exactly the same as the EUA only shot.

    So just what was approved over here? Other than approval for experimentation on another age group or simply reissuance of EUA for a new licenced brand name?

  23. @Johnno: Under FDA guidelines, if Pfizer is fully approved, they would have to stop the use of Moderna and J&J vaccines, as well as any treatments/therapeutics given EUA.

    It looks, from your interesting analysis, that they have contrived a legal word salad to try to satisfy their political masters. I believe if this was used as a basis to demand mandatory vaccination and was challenged in a civil court, the defendant would lose. It could be shown to a jury, that not only is there no clarity within the FDA’s language, but the FDA’s actions do not illustrate an act of full approval since all other EUA’s have not been revoked.

  24. I am going to mention this again, since it seems to have been overlooked. Hope-Simpson seasonality, is what we are seeing. For corona viruses, in the tropics and subtropics, the epidemic season is the local *summer*, not winter. Add in extra exposure from the illegal immigrants from Central America bringing it with them to and through Mexico, into the USA, where they are being transported throughout the country.

  25. Any cases of reactions to vaccines that can not be dismissed are met with the justification “there will always be some rare side effects to any vaccine.”

    This works because “rare” is too vague. When someone takes this defense, ask for a specific threshold of acceptable losses. Is it okay if 1,000 people die in the US from reactions? How about 10,000? Or maybe even 100,000, since that is still less than the attributed deaths to COVID? Where’s the cutoff?

    Most people will be hesitant to get even into the triple digits and will not agree to 1,000. A dozen deaths are easy to write off as flukes. 1,000 or 10,000 indicates a more consistent pattern, and it is much harder to say “yes doing this will kill people, but it is for the greater good.” However, the VAERS database and the “unclassified” deaths both strongly suggest that the death toll is already at least 5,000, and if things continue in this way we will probably crack 10,000. Anyone supporting the mandating of this round of vaccines must be willing to accept at least 10,000 deaths as acceptable.

  26. Johnny,

    It sure is word salad. As I read it, the new trade name is approved, but the Pfizer name is still under EUA even though it is identical except for the name. The improved logistics come from not having to relabel the Pfizer named stuff.

  27. @Robin, I fully agree. But as it stands now:

    8,000,000,000 * 0.15 = 1,200,000,000. The vast majority of those deaths will be in “Western, First World” countries. I predict the Chinese population will largely be spared.

    The funny thing is that we will lose control of our history. The future will be able to say that the original (wildly inaccurate) covid models were correct, but the lockdowns and masks were what saved humanity. They will point to the ADE deaths as proof that covid is a killer.

    A few months ago my wife said “they can’t be allowed to do the great reset”. I said “Honey, they already have. This is phase two.”

  28. Briggs: “…this is not a global conspiracy, but a cluster-you-know-what.”

    It’s both a global conspiracy and a fluster cuck: a Glusterbal Concluspirfuckacy — that is, a putsch of crack-pot billionaire sociopaths commanding zombie doofus hordes committing mass-murder/suicide.

  29. At 331,000,000 actual population, there should be just under 3 million deaths per year, all cause, for the USA. Estimates for current (July 1, 2021) are near 333,000,000. Raw death numbers will follow that and slowly increase as long as the actual population slowly increases. (That per million number will vary, too; depending on the actual number of deaths that year.) Thus, seeing a bit over 3 million deaths this year wouldn’t be a surprise to me. I’d also change that “unknown” to “not obvious” when talking about cause of death. It is very often the truth that the cause of death isn’t obvious, even with autopsies. They can’t and don’t cover everything. Multiple causes happen, too.

  30. That’s a good point Robin!

    All the other company’s experimental nonsense should therefore be pulled as we have THE CURE ™.

    But I guess that all those would raise Hell, and I’m predicting we’ll enter another clusterf$^% when certain countries refuse to recognize the vexxines of other countries. I don’t see any possibility of Russia accepting USA’s or the USA accepting China’s, and soon we can all have a nice little war over lack of recognizing everyone else’s vexxine. Each calling the others poisonous and they’d all be right!

    That’s when the experts will step in with THE FINAL SOLUTION – A New Global Government Body to regulate Global Vexxine Marks that will be universal globally!

    For now all I’m reading from the Pfizer Vexxine approval is that the FDA has given the brand re-labelling 100% approval, but as for it’s use, that’s still… Emergency Use Authorization… Otherwise they would have just junked the other one for clarity’s sake, and reissued another separate labelling letter so that the ol ones don’t go to waste.

    But if there is no actual approval, then it’s best to muddy the waters with “Fully-Approved” (License to name the shot Cormitywhatevs) but its distribution remains under “Emergency Use Authorization” extension, and they are counting on the Press to not or deliberately not know the difference and promote “Fully Approved” to the suckers.

  31. It will only end when people simply stop playing along with the theatre, and stop paying attention, giving it no more importance in their lives and daily news than any other seasonal flu-like illness before.

    For the past couple weeks I’ve greatly reduced my consumption of Covid-related news, and feel much better (and get more real reading done). I rarely even think about it any longer at all.

    There’s an old phrase, “Mock the Devil, and he will flee from thee.”

    Mock the media and political devils in charge, mock the remaining Covidcultists you run into in your daily life…eventually they will have no choice but to flee and wither away.

  32. Must have typed the wrong address before.

    It will only end when people simply stop playing along with the theatre, and stop paying attention, giving it no more importance in their lives and daily news than any other seasonal flu-like illness before.

    For the past couple weeks I’ve greatly reduced my consumption of Covid-related news, and feel much better (and get more real reading done). I rarely even think about it any longer at all.

    There’s an old phrase, “Mock the Devil, and he will flee from thee.”

    Mock the media and political devils in charge, mock the remaining Covidcultists you run into in your daily life…eventually they will have no choice but to flee and wither away.

  33. According to the Hungarian Central Office of Statistics,
    https://www.ksh.hu/stadat_files/nep/hu/nep0065.html
    There is a strange doubling of death rates of people above 35 years of age in April 2021. The signal is there for all age groups, but looses its significance for old folks above 75, as the natural death rates for those is the dominant one. But for young folks the April peak is striking! There is no corresponding peaks ever before. I have asked for data on death by cause for the dataset, but no answer yet.

  34. Good news from Romania!
    https://vladtepesblog.com/2021/08/23/romania-closes-vaxx-centres/

    BOOOOOO! Trump, BOOOOOOO!!!!!
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/trump-gets-booed-at-his-rally-loses-touch-with-supporters-as-he-defends-covid-jabs/

    BUT… BUT… HOW COULD THIS BE…?
    Days after Rice University delayed its first two weeks of classes due to a high number of students testing positive for Covid-19, the Houston, Texas-based college revealed that upon a retest of dozens of students, “all but one of those have turned out to be negative.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/all-one-turned-out-be-negative-rice-university-retests-dozens-students-after-covid-false

  35. The local news has started to use the phrase “x number of deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours.” What makes this interesting is that the MN department of health has started to give more details on newly reported deaths, including when the deaths actually occurred. This makes clear that “confirmed in the last 24 hours” means that the deaths were reported, not that they happened in that time period.

    Today is not so bad: “8 deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours” with only 1 of them definitely not having happened in the last 24 hours (since it was from July.) The other 7 are from August and could conceivably have been recent, though more likely (given the way things are reported) they were from earlier in the month. A couple of days ago there was a report with the same “confirmed in the last 24 hours” where the majority of the deaths reported were from January through March 2021.

    But of course “confirmed in the last 24 hours” is syntactically ambiguous and will be interpreted by most as “were confirmed to have happened in the last 24 hours,” especially since the rest of the report is always about how dangerous things are right now.

  36. Of interest to the Trump question.

    Robert Kennedy, in the video interview, explains that shortly after Trump was elected in November of 2016, the new president contacted him (Kennedy) and invited him for a meeting at Trump Tower in New York.

    During the two-hour sit-down with Trump, Kennedy explained that a comprehensive investigation of vaccines could be done without any heavy lifting by government. There was a well-known Vaccine Safety Datalink which, when opened, would give independent researchers access to a vast trove of US medical records. From those records, a convincing case could be made about vaccine safety/dangers.

    Trump gave Kennedy the green light to move ahead.

    However, roadblocks then appeared.

    Access to the Vaccine Safety Datalink and the medical records was severely limited. Two independent investigators were confined to one room—with only pencil and paper—to study medical records. The room was intentionally overheated to a temperature of 105. No copying-machine use was permitted.

    Then Pfizer made a million-dollar contribution to Trump’s inauguration.

    Then Trump made two grotesque appointments to his new administration—Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner, and Alex Azar as head of Health and Human Services. Both men had heavy pharmaceutical industry connections. Azar had served as chief of US Eli Lilly, and had sat on the board of the pharma trade group, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Scott Gottlieb was a director at Tolero Pharmaceuticals and the giant drug company, Daiichi Sankyo. He also worked for Glaxo; and now, in 2021, after his stint as FDA commissioner, Gottlieb sits on the board of Pfizer.

    Robert Kennedy’s vaccine investigation was shut down.

    Did Kennedy then reach out directly to President Trump, to try to reignite the vaccine probe? The video interview doesn’t address this.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/08/jon-rappoport/yes-trump-did-tell-rfk-jr-to-investigate-vaccine-dangers-and-why-it-matters/

  37. ‘Briggs: “…this is not a global conspiracy, but a cluster-you-know-what.”

    ‘It’s both a global conspiracy and a fluster cuck: a Glusterbal Concluspirfuckacy — that is, a putsch of crack-pot billionaire sociopaths commanding zombie doofus hordes committing mass-murder/suicide.’

    Well, yeah, there’s that. There are always crack-poet billionaire sociopaths around, somewhere; Eugenics. anyone? (Oh, it was all the rage with people who wanted to pretend to be “scientifically literate.”)

    But it’s not completely Jonestown. At least 50% of people in the U.S. refuse to get the clot-shot. Lots of people are squeamish about their kids getting it, as well they should be, medical professionals are refusing it, and lots of black people don’t trust Big Pharma one inch, and who can blame them?

    The more they push it, the less trust they get. I’m with Nancy Reagan, “Just say ‘NO’ do drugs!”

    I find it very amusing that Pfizer does not have “vaccine” mandate for their employees.

  38. On second thought, I doubt many people will ever wake up. Trip to the grocery after dinner. After face muzzle rate declining dramatically in most places last two months, seeming at about 20% most of the last couple weeks, it was back up to about 50% tonight.

    About half the population is just too far gone, and never coming back.

  39. Oh, the “Experts” don’t want to end the panic. They’ve been fanning the flames.

    Their problem is that the U.S. public, at least 50% of them, ain’t buying it.

    Here’s a coronavirus that most people have immunity to, or cross-immunity to, almost 99%, unless you have multiple co-morbidities.

    Why would anyone want an untested, completely novel, mRNA inoculation? It is very sad how many young healthy people compromised their health.

  40. Ain’t no Jonestown. People do not want their kids getting this vax. Black people care about their kids, too. And they do not trust Big Pharma.

  41. The Covid, all you need to know about it illustrated:

    https://magaville.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/covid-everything-you-need-to-know/

    BTW, in the past 18 months, I have personally been exposed to 17 PCR tested positive people, that I know of. That doesn’t include family members and friends who have been exposed to PCR positive people, and we being exposed to each other. We don’t wear face diapers. Most of those PCR positive people didn’t know they had it until they got tested, and a few had the OMG! I got the sniffle!

    The mostest contagious and dangerous virus eva… and I haven’t had so much as a sniffle, mush less my family and our circle of friends.

  42. Earlier I posted:

    “As for what the distraction will be, my money is on war. The Chinese started this mess so they could damage the US, get rid of Trump and finally take Taiwan back … if I were a betting man, that’s where I’d put my money.”

    And it struck me earlier today … we’re already knee deep in the distraction; Afghanistan. Sheesh.

  43. An Australian perspective (I live in a rural town). Two of the state premiers are classic (DSM5-defined) psychopaths. The others and the Prime Minister are in abject thrall to the ‘experts’. The media make constant references to the ‘modelling’ and the expertise in modelling of the ‘experts’. However, now we see the Prime Minister beginning to back away from the Hysteria (that he initially kicked off: he listened to the experts), while trying not to lose face. I predict Australia will mostly end the madness by the end of the year. Six months after the panic mostly collapsed in Britain. All this at the same time the Chinese are hellbent on inflicting maximum economic damage on the nation. My advice: don’t think about migrating here.

  44. WTF kind of name is “Comirnaty”?

    I shall henceforth refer to the mRNA-vaxed as Comirnats, a new race of GMO human.

    “Comirnats of the world unite! For ADE and prion we will fight!”

    I think the deliberately obfuscatory language cited above from the FDA is simply designed to provide cover for those who want to push vaccine mandates by saying something is now “approved”…though only kinda-sorta “approved” under the EUA, not 100% because real “full approval” for one Big Pharma Cabal member’s product would mean other EUAs have to end for other firms’ products (just as the EUAs themselves were based on the lie that there are no readily available approved drugs to treat Covid), something something logistics and admin purposes, it’s all the same formula anyway, etc…etc…

    Just more lies and obfuscation to serve the needs of the regime Narrative and keep the Big Pharma Cash Registers ringing…Ka-Ching!

  45. Dennis: ”Comirnats of the world unite! For ADE and prion we will fight!”

    “For ADE and prion we will fight and die!”

  46. More good news!

    Denmark plans to go free!
    https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/2021/08/denmark-abolishes-all-corona-measures

    Come Oct 1st (with the provision hispitals are not “overrun”; the only fly in the ointment), Denmark will scrap all masks and all testing. They will no longer rely on vexxines! Then there is this juicy bit:

    All pressure, including moral pressure (alleged act of solidarity with one’s neighbor) is therefore illegal in terms of criminal and liability law based on the official approval documents.

    “As a lawyer advising on corporate law, I strongly recommend that every employer stay away from Covid-19 vaccination pressure or compulsory vaccination, because most of them are obviously not even aware of the far-reaching legal consequences associated with it,” she said.

    Good! Good!

  47. Building off of my thought from yesterday, is there any source that tracks deaths per day, as opposed to reported deaths per day? What I mean is, is there a source that charts deaths and in the case that we “discover” that someone died on January 28, 2021 it then increases the deaths on January 28, 2021 by 1, rather than increasing the deaths today by 1?

    Surely this would be the most honest and useful way to track deaths? And from I can see the CDC and local health agencies do have information on the days that the deaths actually occurred, so there shouldn’t be any difficulty in adjusting the data like this. I guess someone might object “but if they change what happened on previous days it would give them too much power to rewrite history.” But they do that now, just in a more dishonest way. It’s far better for them to add a few deaths here and there over the course of many months rather than saying that those 30 deaths all occurred today. And this would also prevent other blatant manipulation. For example, there have been many times when the “reported” deaths are extremely low for a few days, such as only 0-2 at a time when the average had been closer to 25 deaths a day. Then suddenly there is a day with a large number which maintains the average. For example, three days of 0 deaths followed by one day of 100 deaths. The worrying “spike” is reported across mainstream media sources and used by politicians to justify new measures, even though it is blatantly an artifact of reporting.

  48. Good to see from Denmark. Along with Sweden, the Scandis are rare voices of sanity in the West. As shame they are still waiting until Oct 1 though.

  49. More about the FDA “approval” and the mystery of the schrodinger vexxines as Dr. Malone sees it.
    https://www.brighteon.com/860885f1-5eb5-412d-bae9-dab06833be11

    The “approved” CORMANINTYWHATEVER is NOT AVAILABLE!

    The FDA Letter approves Cormaga as approved. But Regular Pfizer Jab is EUA.

    FDA says both are pretty much the same. Use them interchangably, don’t pay it any mind!

    The “approved” one is nowhere available. Only the EUA one!

    You show up at the clinic, bare your arm and say, “Gimme the approved vexxine!”

    They say, “I’m sorry, but we can’t do that, it’s not here. But hey! How about this pretty-much-the-same-thing jab? I mean… since you’re here already…” Then in a quiet voice they’ll mumble, “But it’s EUA and anything that happens to you we are not liable for…”

    “BUT… BUT… WHEN CAN I GET THE APPROVED VEXXINE???!!! I WANT TO LIVE!!!!!”

    “Hmmm… maybe around 2023, or 2024, when FDA’s high standards of trials and safety thingys are completed?” (shrug).

    So it explains why all the other EUA jabs by other companies are still allowed, because the “approved” one is not yet on the market! Therefore there is only Emergency Use Authorization in effect!

    Will it ever actually come to the market??? That’s for the future to decide! Invest now!

  50. A couple days ago, I was sent to the store to stock up on TP “before the hoarders get it all”. Fine, whatever. To my surprise, the shelves were completely stripped of TP. Again. I am re-reminded that I am a terrible judge of human herd nature.

    I recently watched a YouTube video (“The Spring Paradox” by Steven Mould) that references Braess’s Paradox, which was new to me. There are two independent parallel roads going from point A to point B, configured in a certain way. If you add a small connecting road (a ‘shortcut’) between the two roads, such that cars can switch between the two roads, travel time between point A and point B increases for all travelers. This, of course, is counter-intuitive, but the explanation does make sense. The intriguing part for me is that once the shortcut is added, it is advantageous for any individual traveler to use it, decreasing his travel time a bit, albeit increasing congestion a bit, which increases the travel for all the other travelers. Even as the travel time incrementally increases as each additional individual traveler takes the shortcut, it is always advantageous for any individual traveler to take the shortcut. Once all travelers take the shortcut, a stable point has been reached, with longer travel times between point A and point B for all, relative to the situation before the shortcut was added.

    I see this as an analogy for how I have approached the pandemic. It’s much easier for me to go along with all the mandates. Yes, the vaccine might kill me, as might the virus, but I’m not going to grip onto life so tightly that I cease living it. Everybody dies of something, and for every age group, you are 10x likelier to die of something else that doesn’t make the headlines, so perspective is important. And yes, because I have gone along with the mandates I am contributing to the loss-of-freedom problem, but I convince myself that it is temporary, and temporary societal insanity seems to be an unavoidable recurring theme in human history. (Maybe these episodes occur when the midwits are sporadically roused from their complacency?)

    If it’s any consolation, whenever I’m going along with something stupid, I always say to myself “this is really stupid”.

  51. About a year ago, there was a TP shortage entirely caused by reporting. Each night there was another article on toilet paper, even though there was no actual reason to believe that toilet paper would be gone. The progression of titles went something like this:

    “Why did we have a toilet paper shortage at the start of the pandemic?”
    “Could there be another toilet paper shortage?”
    “Experts: Toilet Paper shortage unlikely, but possible.”
    “Your Opinions on the Possibility of a Toilet Paper Shortage.”
    “Increasing Worries From Public about Toilet Paper Shortage.”
    “Some Stores Seeing Dramatic Increase in Toilet Paper Sales.”
    “Many Stores Have Sold Out of Toilet Paper.”

    And just to rub it in, after there was a shortage they ran stories where “experts” said that the only reason for the shortage was panic, and the reporters claimed that no one was sure why people suddenly got the idea that toilet paper might run out.

    Of course, just like the shortcut example, once the news starts doing this there’s no way out. It doesn’t matter if you can see that they are creating a crisis for views. If there is an artificial run on toilet paper the store will still run out, and therefore if you do not have a large supply of toilet paper it is in your rational self interest to go to the store and get some more before there is a run. But since everyone either is smart enough to realize this, or dumb enough to do whatever the news says, the reaction only speeds up the run on toilet paper, therefore making it even more essential that you get toilet paper right now.

    As an individual you can know full well that the crisis is fake and could have been avoided. But once it starts there is no way you can stop it. If you don’t buy toilet paper yourself all that you will achieve is running out of toilet paper without being to buy any more.

    What needs to happen is that news agencies need to be penalized for creating such crises. It is no different from creating a stampede by falsely claiming to see a fire at a crowded indoor event.

  52. @Johnno August 24, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    re:
    BOOOOOO! Trump, BOOOOOOO!!!!!
    lifesitenews.com trump-gets-booed-at-his-rally-loses-touch-with-supporters-as-he-defends-covid-jabs
    —————————————————-
    NOW do the ethanol program.

  53. re 1: “There had to be foreknowledge and coordinated strategy”

    re 2: Not necessarily. They just have to all be lazy and have the same or similar world views.
    ——————————————-
    Well, they do all watch the same “nooze” (ignoring for the time being that the MSM are actually “democrats with bylines” in the US.)

  54. The U.S. is a hard nut to crack, fortunately. The vaccine “mandates” and vaccine “passports” are

    https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/08/23/does-the-fda-think-these-data-justify-the-first-full-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine/

    “There are new, old-fashioned style vexxines in the pipeline.” As I understand, there have never been any successful vaccines against coronaviruses. Trial vaccines have tended to produce antibody dependent enhancement effects (ADE).

    “About a year ago, there was a TP shortage entirely caused by reporting.” Do you really believe that? I don’t. I’ve lived in hurricane areas and have seen what people buy when they think they might not have electricity for a week or two; it’s not TP. The TP shortage was engineered. Naturally, once all the shelves were devoid of TP, by whatever agency, it distracted people.

    It was a conjuror’s trick. Don’t look at my left hand, look at my right. Better yet look at the curtain over there.

  55. philemon said: “There are new, old-fashioned style vexxines in the pipeline.” As I understand, there have never been any successful vaccines against coronaviruses.

    I don’t care if they’re successful against the virus. My immune system has already defeated it and I have the anti-bodies to prove it … but if things get really dire and I can get a traditional vaccine injected (and the requisite paperwork that follows) I might be willing to take that jab just to get on with my life.

    (who am I kidding … I’m too anti-establishment to accept their word that there isn’t evil included in these future “traditional” vaccines).

  56. “..(who am I kidding … I’m too anti-establishment to accept their word that there isn’t evil included in these future ‘traditional’ vaccines).”

    Well, there you are! Good for you!

  57. Reading news from Australia is beyond clown world. New South Wales is now saying that if you are vaccinated you can go outside for two hours every day (one for exercising and one for recreation; but only with people who live with you.) Make sure you have your papers on you for when the cops inevitably see if you’re really allowed to be outside! And of course you still have people saying that this is a reckless action and that the restrictions should be even harsher.

  58. >> In the old days of flu, we saw (somebody look this up for me) headlines at the rate of about once every four or five years of hospitals being overwhelmed, of raging surges and surging rages. They can’t keep doing that, not now.

    In Washington State that’s EXACTLY what they’re doing. News reports breathlessly report hospitals on the very of collapse – but no real numbers are given. Just lazy reporting. Trying to get real data is almost impossible. Scratch that – it’s actually impossible for the average person.

    We’re back under a total indoor mask mandate. It’s looney-ville.

  59. Looks like the dams are cracking!

    Even Mainstream Media Is Now Asking Big Questions About Covid Vaccines
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/even-mainstream-media-now-asking-big-questions-about-covid-vaccines

    BBC: Is catching Covid now better than more vaccine?
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58270098

    Greenwald: The Bizarre Refusal To Apply Cost-Benefit Analysis To COVID Debates
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/greenwald-bizarre-refusal-apply-cost-benefit-analysis-covid-debates

    ABC: Why you shouldn’t rush to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot before it’s your turn
    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/rush-covid-19-vaccine-booster-shot-turn/story?id=79526299&cid=social_twitter_abcn

    “We Don’t Understand What’s Really Happening” – The CDC Is Under-Counting ‘Breakthrough’ COVID Cases
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/we-dont-understand-whats-really-happening-cdc-under-counting-breakthrough-covid-cases

    On Soviet Delta, unvexxed employees pay you!
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/delta-impose-200-monthly-fine-unvaccinated-employees

  60. Jeff – in case you haven’t seen it, there’s the Washington State government’s Covid dashboard:

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard

    Trustworthy? Who knows. But they are off to a poor start, since the default tab labelled “Current Status” appears to be cumulative numbers since the start of the ‘demic, useful for media panic porn, but not much else. The second tab, Epidemiologic Curves, looks more useful. But the sub-tab “Cases” is not so useful, tracking the case-demic as Prof Briggs has taught us. The second sub-tab “Hospitalizations” is not so useful either, since anybody that goes to the hospital for any reason gets tested, so it suffers from the same case-demic problems. The third sub-tab “Deaths” appears more useful, but still suffers from the ‘died-with vs died-from’ obfuscation. But if you then select your county of residence, the current charts start to look a lot more comforting – deaths haven’t spiked much at all.

    Department of Health -> D’oh! (Try to unsee that.)

  61. Re: the TP Crisis.
    Let stores raise the price to whatever level they wish (also know as price gouging, which is regulated against).
    This also applies to whatever commodity you want, such as gasoline.
    There may be a few diehards out there that will pay $20 a roll and “stock up just in case”, but that won’t last long.

  62. additional costs of masks: Hypercapnia, respiratory acidosis (and the sequelae of that are many, and terrible), hypoxia (which, again, has some rather severe sequelae), aspiration pneumonia r/t inhaling oral and dental bacteria, impaired communication (only 10% of information in a conversation is communicated by the words, and tone of voice carries only 10% more), and impaired social connection. Mouth gestures are the majority of facial expressions.

    Browsers I regard as trustworthy, regardless of platform: Brave, Pale Moon, Firefox. Trustworthy but largely exclusive to Linux: Dillo, Iceweasel, Konqueror. Trustworthy, but limited to mobile: Duck Duck Go Privacy Browser.

    Presume various phone-home antiprivacy things: Anything from Flashpeak (a TX company, but under control by Chinese nationals), Edge (IE has been deprecated), Chrome, Chromium. It wouldn’t surprise me if such things are now also built into Safari. As far as Opera goes, who knows?

    If I’m logged into something other than one specific hobby discussion board, it’s in an incognito window. I also use a cookie auto-delete addon in several of my browsers.

  63. @Johnno: You very likely cannot get an unvexxinated health care worker. Universal healthcare agency mandates to take the jab or lose your job are pretty widespread, with the date in my locality at around Oct. 1. Apparently they expect to be sued if any unvexxed workers ever manage to transmit COVID.

  64. Arkanabar, Vivaldi is another trustworthy browser (made by the guy that originally made Opera, which has apparently turned evil after he sold it).

    Firefox is not trustworthy; https://www.eutimes.net/2021/01/thousands-are-uninstalling-firefox-after-developers-demand-total-internet-censorship/

    Also, Chromium is not the same thing as Chrome … Most of those other browsers you trust are built on Chromium (like Brave). Chromium is open source, Chrome is Chromium with Google’s layer of evil over it.

    I’m happy with Brave (which works well on all platforms, so if you’re multi platform like me its nice to have the same browser on Windows, Linux, Mac and Android).

  65. Browsers? I was pretty happy with Opera when I paid for it. Once they made it free, I became suspicious. Who pays the coders? My conspiracy theory is that the ‘customer’ for a free browser is not the the user, but the advertisers. You pay for your “free” browser by working for 0.001% of minimum wage dealing with the special in-your-face features the browsers have incorporated to get kick-backs from the advertisers. Can I back this up with any hard evidence? Nope, not one bit. I did mention that this is a conspiracy theory, right?

    Anyway, as crazy as it sounds, I’m still at Opera 12.18 as my default browser. It works for maybe 90% of the websites I visit, at least with JavaScript disabled. Of the remaining 10%, maybe 90% of those are just unreadable, and the rest actually crash the browser. So I certainly can’t recommend Opera 12.18 for everyone, just for crusty old farts like me who would never buy a car with an automatic transmission. And yes, I know there are a number of browsers that claim to be the reincarnation of Opera 12.18, and in the past I would periodically give them a try. But the last time I tried (several years ago), there was embedded malware, so I haven’t tried any of them since.

    I use Firefox (judiciously), and I’m not going to stop just because the Mozilla developers let the world know they are political midwits. If they hadn’t announced this to the world, they would still be political midwits. In my experience, most all of the tech-savvy suffer from this, especially software coders, whose egos get inflated by their ability to solve problems by typing a line of code. But now forewarned, I will keep a close eye on any whiffs of censorship in Firefox.

  66. “Reading news from Australia is beyond clown world. New South Wales is now saying that if you are vaccinated you can go outside for two hours every day (one for exercising and one for recreation; but only with people who live with you.) Make sure you have your papers on you for when the cops inevitably see if you’re really allowed to be outside! And of course you still have people saying that this is a reckless action and that the restrictions should be even harsher.”

    It is very sad for Australians. I’m still wondering why their police are so abusive. Did the police cadets have to pass a psychopathy test first? The police probably are not afraid of being killed with shotguns so much with the gun control measures in Au.

  67. Your charts end in April. The unclassified deaths, which have a completely different name in the data set, seemed to be steady at 3000 / week. Before the beginning of the year they were at 600 – 700 consistently. 5x increase. Where are the Karen’s?

  68. This could end if everyone stopped taking the test. It could end if people just said “no”.

    By taking a covid test, one does not seek an accurate health diagnosis, but instead agrees to relabel every past and present remnant of the flu, cold, allergy or healthiness as “covid19” to fuel the egos and greed of pharmaceutical companies, political tyrants, and global elites.

    It could, but it won’t end anytime soon, not diplomatically, rationally or scientifically.

    Far too many are captives of their own Stockholm Syndrome and hypochondria, terrified to think without permission and guidance from self-proclaimed experts and authorities that have no relevant authority or expertise whatsoever.

    How convenient it was to start with a known quantity that is widespread and mostly ignored, repackage it with the Hollywoodized fear of a bioweapon, and market it like Armageddon run by the producers of “Mars Attacks!”

    The US CDC’s own data proves this relabeling is exactly what happened. There really is only one conclusion when 99.9999% of all average annual flu cases disappear in the same 5 weeks “covid” testing begins, never to return.

    In our small rural town, our local funeral home hosts at least one funeral everyday. Before the vaccine, they had maybe 2-3 per month. I’ve estimated our local death rate now to be 3-5%. That is 30-50x higher than the falsified covid death claims for most states. At this pace, our local population would be halved in 10 years.

    The vax is the leading cause of death in the US now, but the cotton swab prevails again, repurposing each one as yet another “covid” death to be blamed on anything or anyone, except the obvious: The test and the vax.

  69. “>> In the old days of flu, we saw (somebody look this up for me) headlines at the rate of about once every four or five years of hospitals being overwhelmed, of raging surges and surging rages. They can’t keep doing that, not now.

    “In Washington State that’s EXACTLY what they’re doing. News reports breathlessly report hospitals on the very of collapse – but no real numbers are given. Just lazy reporting. Trying to get real data is almost impossible. Scratch that – it’s actually impossible for the average person. [I’d bet it’s due to nursing shortages, myself. There were nursing shortages before “Covid-19” or the supposedly non-existent Flu-19.

    “We’re back under a total indoor mask mandate. It’s looney-ville.”

    I just don’t get how they can do anything like that even with martial law. And martial law has nowhere been declared.

    My advice is to ignore the mask mandate. If anyone asks why you’re not wearing the mask, tell ’em you’ve got a health condition. (If they ask “what health condition?’ Reply, very gravely, in all seriousness. “C.S.”)

  70. “Re: the TP Crisis.
    “Let stores raise the price to whatever level they wish (also know as price gouging, which is regulated against).
    “This also applies to whatever commodity you want, such as gasoline.
    “There may be a few diehards out there that will pay $20 a roll and “stock up just in case”, but that won’t last long.”

    The TP Crisis was an academic exercise in our household. The first thing that struck me was how odd it was that people going into a two-week “quarantine” would buy up every, and I do mean every store’s TP. For two weeks? Not months. Then, I noticed that the stores weren’t restocking for months.

    Complete distraction. Maybe “they” were worried that Cov-19 wasn’t going to be as lethal as they had hoped,

    So, oh, those evil hoarders!

    Walmart’s online store was the only place, conveniently, that offered TP during that time period.

  71. Here’s another way it might be helped to end – the belated recognition that spread always was by buildup of aerosols indoors, not contact / droplets / surfaces at all. Here is New Zealand’s top experts:

    https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/throwing-open-the-windows-the-need-for-ventilation-improvements-as-part-of-covid-19-outbreak-control-in-aotearoa/

    “Throwing Open the Windows: The Need for Ventilation Improvements as Part of Covid-19 Outbreak Control in Aotearoa”

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    Philip Hayward on August 31, 2021 at 11:35 am said:

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    This is encouraging news. At last. Here is a great video from Dutch TV where an aerosol spread expert tells his side of the story in October 2020:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJSPL9LQCiM

    As Prof. Jimenez (UColorado, Boulder) implies, it is a pity the WHO’s inertia has prevented people from taking mitigation precautions at a high level of benefit-cost for well over a year. The mandated mitigation precautions have had very high cost.

    Reducing the aerosol risk in rest homes surely has to be the MOST important thing, yet you don’t mention it! The fact that rest home deaths are so much higher than deaths among the same-aged independently-living was one clue among many that aerosol spread was the problem. Higher rates of air exchange in these environments is essential, and financial assistance should be provided by government for the resulting higher costs of heating cold air. Residents should be encouraged to socialize outdoors – locking rest home residents indoors for prolonged periods with no attention to ventilation has certainly in many parts of the world, killed people rather than saved them.

    Your advice about isolated and quarantined people needing fresh air will also avert a similar situation where people have in many parts of the world, been killed by a buildup of their own viruses in a small unventilated space in which they were dutifully confining themselves.

    It should also be obvious that the path of this virus into rest homes even under lockdown conditions, is via staff who share housing space with infected people who are not yet caught up with by contact tracing. Rest home staff living in crowded rental accommodation are obviously a higher risk than those living in housing with more indoors space. Unfortunately, a lockdown immediately increases the chance of infection between these people, due to the buildup of aerosol virus being enabled for a much higher proportion of the time than would be the case when people are coming and going and keeping out of each other’s faces as much as possible (a norm in crowded rental accommodation).

    We are on a knife-edge of risk of outbreaks in the most deadly environments. And in the long term there could be new viruses that spread the same way, and your Hierarchy of infection prevention and control measures is especially appropriate. “Energy efficiency” policy has possibly been taking us in the wrong direction for indoor environment health and we need to reverse this. 2020 may be “peak sick building syndrome” as much as it was anything else.

    One last minor point: aerosols shed from damp fabric as it is drying out, so masks dropped into open-topped rubbish bins or merely left lying around, may be one source of aerosols that has not yet been identified.

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