Critically thinking about the corona virus

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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

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Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 06:54

Have hated them from the start and it's good to see some criticism. Too bad the criticism is mostly about their ineffectiveness rather than their necessity. Never needed the stupid things.

Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/well ... alons.html
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Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 07:00

This is what totalitarianism looks like. "Illegal rally"? More horseshit. Cahill is a real hero, you cowardly bastards.

Warrant issued for the arrest of UCD professor Dolores Cahill
Prof Cahill has not appeared at hearings in London after allegedly illegal gathering

A bench warrant has been issued in London for the arrest of UCD professor Dolores Cahill, who has failed to turn up to a number of hearings.

The prominent Covid sceptic and anti-vaccination campaigner is facing charges arising out of an allegedly illegal rally in Trafalgar Square in September last year.

She is charged with others of holding a gathering on September 19th of more than 30 people in an outdoor public place during the pandemic. The other charge relates to holding a gathering of more than six people in any place.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4650141
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 07:20

From the loony Lancet. Another "rare" side effect.

Cerebral venous thrombosis after vaccination against COVID-19 in the UK: a multicentre cohort study

A new syndrome of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) has emerged as a rare side-effect of vaccination against COVID-19.
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanc ... 40-6736(21)01608-1/fulltext
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 07:33

Scrubbed from a number of other sites I finally tracked this down to C-Net. Probably won't be up for long.

US officials investigating possible Moderna vaccine link to heart inflammation risk, report says

The FDA and CDC are reportedly reviewing whether the vaccine may be associated with a higher risk of myocarditis in young adults.

The report said two people familiar with the review "emphasized the side effect still probably remains uncommon." Myocarditis, or heart inflammation, is a known (though rare) side effect of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines -- and experts say most cases are mild.
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DO NOT VACCINATE YOUR KIDS.
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 07:49

And you are injecting yourselves with this shit because ....

it's no fucking good.

Pfizer Shot Just 39% Effective Against Delta Infection, But Largely Prevents Severe Illness, Israel Study Suggests

A full course of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was just 39% effective at preventing infections and 41% effective at preventing symptomatic infections caused by the Delta Covid-19 variant, according to Israel’s health ministry, down from early estimates of 64% two weeks ago.


And this.

"efficacy in preventing serious illnesses remains high.”


How do they know? Mostly the illness is mild so if it isn't terrible it's thanks to the vaccine? Get the fuck out of here.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart ... 265e64584f

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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 22 Aug 2021, 08:33

Sign of the times.

CARDBOARD HOSPITAL BED CONVERTS TO COFFIN


https://www.bitchute.com/video/YkNIkgT4TswB/
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 09:30

Fantastic interview with Davis. Click the link for the podcast version.

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This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE as host Patrick Henningsen covers the top stories in the US and internationally. In the first hour we’ll discuss the fall of Australia to the globalist corporativist fascist coup d’etat, as the fascist regime effectively suspends democracy and constitutional law indefinitely, and as a Gestapo-like police force continues to abuse Australian citizens who are seen to be in violation of the ever-changing Corona Laws. At the 30 min mark we’ll be joined by UK-based journalist and author Iain Davis to discuss his new book entitled, Pseudo Pandemic: New Normal Technocracy (download free), explaining exactly how we got here, and what the globalists’ next move will be going into the Fall and Winter of 2021-2022. We also discuss the precarious role which China is playing as an agenda influencer for the World Economic Forum and G7 governments’ very real plans for a global technocracy. Later in the second hour, we’ll connect with the Sunday Wire’s roving correspondent for culture & sport, Basil Valentine, for a look at what’s happening at home and away. All this and much more.


https://21stcenturywire.com/2021/08/22/ ... -and-more/
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 09:41

Will be showing links from Davis' book just so we can learn a thing or two.

For those of us who know simulations can go "live" there is this.

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Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.
https://archive.is/5V3j9
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 12:19

You remember when Trump was accused of causing people to drink fish tank cleaner because it supposedly contained hydroxychloroquine? Well, I learned today it wasn't Trump's fault, nor the fault of hydroxychloroquine.

Woman Who Blamed Trump after Giving Her Husband Fish-Tank Cleaner Now Under Investigation for Murder
https://news.yahoo.com/woman-blamed-tru ... 13382.html

So many lies.
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 19:29

Happy?

Covid-19: FDA set to grant full approval to Pfizer vaccine without public discussion of data

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, who has also spoken at recent VRBPAC meetings, told The BMJ, “It’s obvious that the FDA has no intention of hearing anyone else’s opinion. But if you make decisions behind closed doors it can feed into hesitancy. It’s important to have a public discussion about what kind of data are there and what the limitations are. As we think about risk versus benefit, we need to know.”
https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2086
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 20:38

A fairy tale?

Once upon a time in a prosperous land, a rumor swept across the kingdom that there was an invisible vapor floating through the air. Many vapors had come before, but this one was so extraordinary, it called for an extraordinary response.

This vapor, the town criers cried, could kill you at any time, anywhere. You could get it by talking, breathing, or singing. You could get it by standing or walking too closely to someone. You could even get it by playing. And the scariest thing of all—you could get it and not even know you had it.

The only way to escape was to hide indoors, keep away from people, and rub your hands with a clear jelly every time you touched something. Merchants stopped trading, apprentices stopped learning, and people stopped seeing people. ...
https://off-guardian.org/2021/08/22/the ... es-potion/
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 22:14

toomanyhatz wrote:Do you vet those links you quote at all? I mean, like ever??


Yeah, fairly thoroughly to be honest. I'll cherry pick a point or two if it suits my argument. But then If you find an inconsistency tell me. I mean, do you vet all the claptrap you seem to believe like vaccines and masks and social distancing are really helpful?
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 23 Aug 2021, 22:21

Some bad policies are more tolerable than others but this is the pits.

My wife and I are teachers at an international school here in Manila, Philippines. We enjoyed our summer off back in the US and Italy, where my wife is from: breathing fresh air, taking our young son to the playground, going out for ice cream -- you know, all the normal things that humans do that we haven't been able to do over the past year because of the draconian restrictions imposed by the Philippine government. It certainly was a breath of fresh air. Despite all of the madness going on in both the US and Italy right now, I am still green with envy at the freedoms enjoyed by the people living in those places. It jarred my brain to meet people this summer who have never had to submit to (multiple) PCR tests.

You can imagine our morale as we returned to Manila a few weeks ago (we are contractually bound by our job). Here in the Philippines, it's as if time stopped in April of last year. Still, you must wear both a face mask and shield when you leave your house. Still, children under 18 and senior citizens are technically not allowed to leave their houses (although this summer that loosened up a bit, but after two weeks "delta" put an end to that). Still, schools are closed. Still, you must have a negative PCR/antigen test to travel to the next province, book a flight, or stay a night in a hotel. Still, gyms, theaters, cultural institutions, and outdoor sites (such as the American Memorial Cemetery--a cemetery!) are closed. Still, upon entering every shop or workplace one is subjected to a temperature check and a contact tracing form. Still, most restaurants are take-out, or reduced to 50% capacity (only on the lowest-level lockdown). Still, people think that if everyone "just gets the vaccine," COVID will just go away and all of this will be over. Still, what is considered the longest lockdown in the world continues.

Indeed, what is happening in places like France and Australia is very alarming, but it is frustrating to see that the Philippines is never acknowledged for its continued brutish restrictions that have been imposed as a result of the de facto martial law that has reigned over this country since all of this began. At least in other places people are beginning to question the narrative; there isn't even a shred of that here. People are too scared of the government.

Here in Manila, we finished our two-week hotel quarantine and went right into a hard lockdown, the third here since all this began in March 2020. Once again, due to the so-called "delta" variant, citizens are expected to remain at home for two weeks (a tired trope by now) and may only exit their residences for essential items with a quarantine pass (one per household). Outdoor exercise was allowed until yesterday, but the authorities probably got spooked into banning it when they saw people still outside enjoying themselves (or trying to be healthy) and not cowering in fear at home.

Naturally, only "essential" workers are allowed to leave their homes to go to work, and because teachers are somehow included in that category I consider myself lucky to be able to leave the house; our 4-year-old son, however, isn't so lucky. Our students are beginning the school year virtually, so you can imagine student (and teacher) morale. Most likely, the current round of hard lockdown will carry on until at least October: they always start out with two weeks, but then extend it by a month or more. It's always one step forward, five steps back here. I'm sure we'll get two weeks of loosened restrictions in November before the government panics about people wanting to be human for Christmas and then walks everything back.

I suppose what is particularly frustrating about this round of house arrest is that the government didn't even try to justify it with rising "case." It was just, "We could have over 10,000 cases a day because we have 'delta' now, and we don't want the hospitals to be overrun." Reading the local news, the screeching about rising "cases" and the daily death toll that characterized previous stay-at-home lockdowns is conspicuously absent. Instead, the headlines praise the improved vaccine rollout, which until recently has been mostly farcical (and is one of the activities that has been allowed to continue during the lockdown)....

In a certain sense, there is some serenity to be found in the assurance that nothing will change here in the future, that lockdown will be on the horizon here indefinitely: at least you know where you are at. On the other hand, that can swing the other way, too, and with it comes feelings of desperation and hopelessness. Additionally, the government makes decisions so quickly and capriciously that the small pleasures of life that can be squeezed out of the current situation can be snatched away at any moment, like outdoor exercise, or whether the policeman patrolling the local park will stop turning a blind eye to you taking your kid out to get some sunshine because of a new top-down order he received. All of this takes a heavy toll on the soul. Thank goodness that we have been spared the divide-and-conquer rhetoric regarding vaccines, so far.

When will this ever end? No one knows, and there is no answer, no stated goal....
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2021, 02:49

Canada, a kind and considerate nation.

Burial costs covered for Canadians killed by approved vaccines

Burial costs will now be covered by Ottawa for individuals killed by federally approved vaccines.
https://torontosun.com/news/national/bu ... d-vaccines

(And Hatz, FYI, I read no further than that.)
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2021, 03:25

BOOM.

Cloth, surgical masks only 10% effective against COVID-19: study

An alarming new study by the University of Waterloo in Canada has found that cloth and surgical masks are only 10% effective in protecting the wearer from aerosols dispersed by COVID-19 infected people, Daily Mail reported on Saturday.
https://www.geo.tv/latest/366480-cloth- ... d-19-study

Alarming! :lol:
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2021, 03:44

Give 'em hell, truckers! (I hope I hope I hope)

Australian truckers have warned the public to stock up on essentials as they claim they are going to take back Australia by creating a blockade and choking the supply chain
https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/08/23/au ... australia/
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2021, 03:51

Some choice.

Justin Trudeau:

“If you don’t want to get vaccinated, that’s your choice. But don’t think you can get on a plane or a train beside vaccinated people and put them at risk!”
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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

Postby Jimbo » 24 Aug 2021, 06:01

Be there.

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Re: Critically thinking about the corona virus

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