Six employees in the unit resigned over the vaccine mandate, and another seven are undecided about getting the shot, the county health system’s CEO, Gerald Cayer, said Friday, according to WWNY.
On September 5, 2020, the weekly average number of new daily COVID-19 cases was 41,488, according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data. Exactly a year later, on Sunday, the number was 163,728, which is 294% higher.
- The US recorded four times as many COVID-19 cases in the run up to Labor Day than in the same period last year.
- On Sunday, average new daily cases were at 163,728, compared to 41,488 on the same day in 2020.
- The highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread around the country.
Rivera said, “Ladies and gentlemen, there is long-settled law in the United States of America that your freedoms cannot infringe on my family’s health. You don’t have the right to spread smallpox or Measles or Polio or whatever it is to my family. I have a right to protect my family. My government has the obligation to protect me and my family.”
He continued, “Get the damn vaccine. I have grandchildren. You have to get vaccinated.”
Ebright concluded his thread by stating: “The documents make it clear that assertions by the NIH Director, Francis Collins, and the NIAID Director, Anthony Fauci, that the NIH did not support gain-of-function research or potential pandemic pathogen enhancement at WIV are untruthful.”
The Republican National Committee plans to sue President Joe Biden over his COVID-19 vaccine mandate announced Thursday, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.
On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” White House COVID Response Coordinator Jeff Zients legally justified President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate by stating that part of the Department of Labor’s authority is their responsibility to ensure workers are “not at risk. And they are with unvaccinated workers in the workplace.”
Zients stated, “The Department of Labor has a responsibility, through OSHA, to protect workers, to make sure they’re not in grave danger, or, in simple terms, they’re not at risk. And they are with unvaccinated workers in the workplace. So, this is part of their responsibility, part of their legal authority to put in place this requirement that workers are either vaccinated or tested at least once per week, and that applies to all employers greater than 100 employees.”
Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-OK):
It is not the government’s role to dictate to private businesses what to do. Once again President Biden is demonstrating his complete disregard for individual freedoms and states’ rights. As long as I am governor, there will be no government vaccine mandates in Oklahoma.
My administration will continue to defend Oklahoma values and fight back against the Biden administration’s federal overreach.
Zients stated, “The Department of Labor has a responsibility, through OSHA, to protect workers, to make sure they’re not in grave danger, or, in simple terms, they’re not at risk.
“It’s about the collective good,” board President Kelly Gonez said before the vote, reported the New York Post. “It’s about what’s best for the community as a whole and sometimes that necessitates challenging decisions.”
All other children 12 and over are mandated to obtain the first jab by November 21, and the second by December 19.
Children not yet 12 years of age will be required, according to the board, to get their first shot no later than 30 days after their 12th birthdays, and the second one no later than eight weeks after their 12th birthday.
All district students and charter school students are required to obtain the shots
Here’s the “Definition of Terms” for Immunization as captured on August 26, 2021. I’ve highlighted the key points.
Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected.
Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.
These definitions have been in place since at least May 16, 2018.
Here’s the “Definition of Terms” for immunizations now, which was updated on September 1, 2021, with changes highlighted.
Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected.
Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.
Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.
- DO-NO-HARM YOU POS!
A doctor in south Florida says she is not seeing people for in-person visits if they are not vaccinated for COVID-19. Dr. Linda Marraccini says patients are still eligible for telemedicine, but she will not patients if they have not gotten their COVID-19 shots.
“I understand that people are free to choose, but to me, it’s a problem when it affects other people,” Dr. Linda Marraccini said in remarks published on NBCMiami.com. “This is a problem that really everyone needs to help out with and it’s affecting our collective communal health.”
Oxford Economics estimates that roughly 11.2 million Americans will lose some form of federal unemployment benefits this week. This will help fill the 10.1 million available jobs nationwide.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is reportedly discussing booster shots for the Chinese coronavirus every five months,
While many large companies across the U.S. have announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for their employees to return to work in-person, there is one state where such requirements are banned: Montana.
Under a new law passed by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature earlier this year, requiring vaccines as a condition for employment is deemed “discrimination” and a violation of the state’s human rights laws.
A recent New York magazine article states that the science on masks “remains uncertain,” but noted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May published a large-scale study of COVID transmission in US schools.
The study, which analyzed some 90,000 elementary students in 169 Georgia schools from November 16 to December 11, found that there was no statistically significant difference in schools that required students to wear masks compared to schools where masks were optional.
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The Truth about School Mask Mandates
Few people have neutral feelings when it comes to mask mandates. As the coronavirus disrupts a third consecutive school year, emotions on the topic are running high for school leaders, teachers, parents, and even students. Those in favor of mask mandates and those opposed seem to agree on one thing — they are going to dig in their heels, fighting for their position.
As emotions run high, consideration of the facts about masks is sometimes secondary. The typical cloth facial covering is designed to prevent spit and blood from being transformed in non-surgical medical settings. And it’s not uncommon for a package of masks to list an explicit warning that they do not prevent the spread of infectious diseases or viruses. This is because cloth masks have holes, visual to the naked eye, that measure between five and 200 micrometers in diameter. However, coronavirus particles are a mere 0.1 micrometers in diameter.
Some have joked that wearing a cloth mask to protect against the coronavirus is similar to using a chain link fence to prevent mosquitoes. N95 masks, on the other hand, when properly fitting and providing a tight seal around the face, can filter approximately 99.8 percent of 0.1 micrometer particles. So if businesses, schools, and a host of public places are going to require masks, why not go with masks that actually have a significant capability of blocking the virus?
Government control stepped in when Covid made its debut in the first few months of 2020. As more information about the virus became available, and as the months of trying a variety of measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease played out — hand washing, surface cleaning, mask-wearing, and social distancing — the edicts became more restrictive.
Even today, nearly twenty months later, healthy, young Americans will stand on assigned dots on the floor, placed a magical six feet apart, not because it’s scientifically valid but simply because they have been conditioned to comply with micromanaging mandates.
Past generations of healthy, young Americans willingly risked their lives for our freedom. Sadly, it is all too common today to see many willingly succumbing to government dictates that control their basic everyday decisions through stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, limited religious gatherings, and most recently through forced vaccinations. It’s not uncommon these days to see a young person riding a skateboard outdoors alone while wearing a mask.
If we don’t courageously speak up and fight back, gone will be the days where America could rightfully be called the land of the free and the brave.KERI D. INGRAHAM
It seems that our government is no longer operated by the people, for the people, as Abraham Lincoln famously charged in the Gettysburg Address. Rather, those in political power are mandating what should be worn and what one is permitted to say. If we don’t courageously speak up and fight back, gone will be the days where America could rightfully be called the land of the free and the brave. God bless those who are taking a stand. And right now, some of the bravest voices are parents who are pushing back against school boards that are forcing far-left agendas on children, at the expense of their education. The latest control tactic is the masking of children in schools.
Data compiled as of August 13 reveal statewide mask mandates for all schools in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C., regardless of a person’s vaccination status. New Mexico is mandating masks in schools for anyone not vaccinated, which is 100 percent of students under the age of 12. Conversely, only nine states prohibit schools from mandating masks — Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The remainder of states allow schools at the local level to mandate masks if desired, which is frequently occurring regardless of coronavirus case numbers in the community.
Let’s join those courageous parents and demand that our government-run public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, return authority to where it belongs — parents. Families should decide whether it is in the best interest of their children to wear a mask over their face for a six-and-a-half-hour school day.
Keri D. Ingraham
DIRECTOR AND FELLOW, AMERICAN CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATIONDr. Keri D. Ingraham is a Fellow of Discovery Institute and Director of the Institute’s American Center for Transforming Education. She spent nearly two decades leading within the field of education as a national consultant, requested conference speaker, head of school, virtual and hybrid academy director, administrator, classroom teacher, and athletic coach. Her areas of education expertise include innovation, thought leadership, research, online learning best practices, customized hybrid program development, business model creation, operations effectiveness, and strategic planning for sustainability and scaling.
The prime minister of one of the world’s most vaccinated nations, Israel, told citizens the Pfizer vaccine won’t protect them from the COVID-19 variant that is dominating their nation and the United States.
“People who received two vaccine shots walk around feeling like they are protected … they don’t understand that the second vaccine has faded against the delta — they must quickly get vaccinated with the third dose,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
His conclusion comports with a study of U.S. long-term care facilities that found vaccine effectiveness against any COVID-19 infection dropped to 53% in late June to early August.
The authors studied the contrast between vaccine immunity and immunity from prior infection as it relates to stimulating the innate T-cell immunity, which is more durable than adaptive immunity through antibodies alone. They concluded, “In COVID-19 patients, immune responses were characterized by a highly augmented interferon response which was largely absent in vaccine recipients. Increased interferon signaling likely contributed to the observed dramatic upregulation of cytotoxic genes in the peripheral T cells and innate-like lymphocytes in patients but not in immunized subjects.”
The study further notes: “Analysis of B and T cell receptor repertoires revealed that while the majority of clonal B and T cells in COVID-19 patients were effector cells, in vaccine recipients clonally expanded cells were primarily circulating memory cells.” What this means in plain English is that effector cells trigger an innate response that is quicker and more durable, whereas memory response requires an adaptive mode that is slower to respond. Natural immunity conveys much more innate immunity, while the vaccine mainly stimulates adaptive immunity.
The media scared people last year into thinking that if antibody levels wane, it means their immunity is weakening, as we are indeed seeing with the vaccines today. But as Nature wrote, “People who recover [even] from mild COVID-19 have bone-marrow cells that can churn out antibodies for decades.” Thus, aside from the robust T-cell memory that is likely lacking from most or all vaccinated individuals, prior infection creates memory B cells that “patrol the blood for reinfection, while bone marrow plasma cells (BMPCs) hide away in bones, trickling out antibodies for decades” as needed.
It’s therefore not surprising that early on in the pandemic, an in-vitro study in Singapore found the immunity against SARS-CoV-2 to last even 17 years later from SARS-1-infected patients who never even had COVID-19.
In a study of 1,359 previously infected health care workers in the Cleveland Clinic system, not a single one of them was reinfected 10 months into the pandemic, despite some of these individuals being around COVID-positive patients more than the regular population.
The study found that most recovered patients produced durable antibodies, memory B cells, and durable polyfunctional CD4 and CD8 T cells, which target multiple parts of the virus. “Taken together, these results suggest that broad and effective immunity may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients,” concluded the authors. In other words, unlike with the vaccines, no boosters are required to assist natural immunity.
The authors conclude: “Natural infection induced expansion of larger CD8 T cell clones occupied distinct clusters, likely due to the recognition of a broader set of viral epitopes presented by the virus not seen in the mRNA vaccine” (emphasis added).
Conclusion: “In infection-naïve individuals, the second dose boosted the quantity but not quality of the T cell response, while in convalescents the second dose helped neither. Spike-specific T cells from convalescent vaccinees differed strikingly from those of infection-naïve vaccinees, with phenotypic features suggesting superior long-term persistence and ability to home to the respiratory tract including the nasopharynx.”
Given that we know the virus spreads through the nasopharynx, the fact that natural infection conveys much stronger mucosal immunity makes it clear that the previously infected are much safer to be around than infection-naive people with the vaccine. The fact that this study artfully couched the choices between vaccinated naive people and vaccinated recovered rather than just plain recovered doesn’t change the fact that it’s the prior infection, not the vaccine, conveying mucosal immunity. In fact, studies now show that infected vaccinated people contain just as much viral load in their nasopharynx as those unvaccinated, a clearly unmistakable conclusion from the virus spreading wildly in many areas with nearly every adult vaccinated.
Aside from more robust T cell and memory B cell immunity, which is more important than antibody levels, Israeli researchers found that antibodies wane slower among those with prior infection. “In vaccinated subjects, antibody titers decreased by up to 40% each subsequent month while in convalescents they decreased by less than 5% per month.”
Researchers conducted a review of 11 cohort studies with over 600,000 total recovered COVID patients who were followed up with over 10 months. The key finding? Unlike the vaccine, after about four to six months, they found “no study reporting an increase in the risk of reinfection over time.”
This is one of the only studies that analyzed the population‐level risk of reinfection based on whole genome sequencing in a subset of patients with supporting evidence of reinfection. Researchers estimate the risk at 0.66 per 10,000 person-weeks. Most importantly, the study found no evidence of waning of immunity for over seven months of the follow-up period. The few reinfections that did occur “were less severe than primary infections,” and “only one reinfection was severe, two were moderate, and none were critical or fatal.” Also, unlike many vaccinated breakthrough infections in recent weeks that have been very symptomatic, “most reinfections were diagnosed incidentally through random or routine testing, or through contact tracing.”
Several months ago, Israeli researchers studied 6.3 million Israelis and their COVID status and were able to confirm only one death in the entire country of someone who supposedly already had the virus, and he was over 80 years old. Contrast that to the torrent of hospitalizations and deaths we are seeing in those vaccinated more than five months ago in Israel.
Researchers tested blood samples from health care workers who never had the virus but got both Pfizer shots against blood samples from those health care workers who had a previous mild infection and a third group of patients who had a serious case of COVID. They found, “No neutralization escape could be feared concerning the two variants of concern [Alpha and Beta] in both populations” of those previously infected.
Many people are wondering: If they got only an asymptomatic infection, are they less protected against future infection than those who suffered infection with more evident symptoms? These researchers believe the opposite is true. “Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–infected individuals are not characterized by weak antiviral immunity; on the contrary, they mount a highly functional virus-specific cellular immune response,” wrote the authors after studying T cell responses from both symptomatic and asymptomatic convalescent patients. If anything, they found that those with asymptomatic infection only had signs of non-inflammatory cytokines, which means that the body is primed to deal with the virus without producing that dangerous inflammatory response that is killing so many hospitalized with the virus.
The authors found that the T cells created from convalescent patients had “stem-cell like” qualities. After studying SARS-CoV-2-specific memory T cells in recovered patients who had the virus in varying degrees of severity, the authors concluded that long-term “SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell memory is successfully maintained regardless of the severity of COVID-19.”
The researchers note that far from suffering waning immunity, memory B cells in those with prior infection “express increasingly broad and potent antibodies that are resistant to mutations found in variants of concern.” They conclude that “memory antibodies selected over time by natural infection have greater potency and breadth than antibodies elicited by vaccination.” And again, this is even before getting into the innate cellular immunity which is exponentially greater in those with natural immunity.
Until now, we have established that natural immunity provides better adaptive B cell and innate T cell responses that last longer and work for the variants as compared to the vaccines. Moreover, those with prior infection are at greater risk for bad side effects from the vaccines, rendering the campaign to vaccinate the previously infected both unnecessary and dangerous. But the final question is: Do the vaccines possibly harm the superior T cell immunity built up from prior infection?
Immunologists from Mount Sinai in New York and Hospital La Paz in Madrid have raised serious concerns. In a shocking discovery after monitoring a group of vaccinated people both with and without prior infection, they found “in individuals with a pre-existing immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the second vaccine dose not only fail to boost humoral immunity but determines a contraction of the spike-specific T cell response.” They also note that other research has shown “the second vaccination dose appears to exert a detrimental effect in the overall magnitude of the spike-specific humoral response in COVID-19 recovered individuals.”
- FOR THE COMMON GOOD, AMERICANS SHOULD TAKE 3/4 OF HIS INCOME AND GIVE IT AWAY?
- FOR THE COMMON GOOD YOU SHOULD STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones declared Tuesday that taking the coronavirus vaccine is for the “common good,” according to a report.
Speaking to Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Jones tried to have the topic of taking the vaccine both ways, saying, “Everyone has a right to make their own decisions regarding their health and their body. I believe in that completely — until your decision as to yourself impacts negatively many others. Then the common good takes over,” Fox 4 reported
“We have 93 million Americans today that are not vaccinated, and we need to do everything that we possibly can,” he said. “And I tell my private businesses all the time, I hope you mandate vaccines for people coming in. Until we make it hard for people to get on planes or go to movie theaters, people just aren’t going to do it.”
- YOUR JOB IS TO DO NO HARM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., said in an interview Monday that he misspoke when he said the country may get the virus under control by fall 2022—another full year.
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN the error occurred during an earlier interview with NPR.
Fauci apologized and said he listened to the interview. He tried to clarify and said if more Americans sign up to take the vaccines – as well as those who have already recovered from the virus–the country could get “some good control in the spring.”
Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is not backing Republican legislation seeking to ban so-called vaccine mandates within the state.
Republican state Reps. Jon Hansen and Scott Odenbach are trying to null businesses mandating their employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 through the “COVID-19 Vaccine Freedom of Conscience Act.”
Noem claims such legislation is a slippery slope that could lead to other dictates toward businesses Republicans might not like. “If we mandate one thing, are we setting a precedent for what we are telling businesses they have to do far into the future?” Noem posed.
The Republican governor has, though, banned vaccine mandates for employees in state and local government in SD.
She has also argued that employees of private businesses opposed to a vaccine mandate can go work elsewhere.
An American President projects weakness and embarrasses the whole nation by protesting his own nation.
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Fauci then dismissed freedom as an after thought, noting “I know I respect people’s freedom, but when you’re talking about a public health crisis that we’ve been going through for well over a year and a half, the time has come. Enough is enough. We’ve just got to get people vaccinated.”
According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest unemployment rates in July were in blue states.
Despite the flow of federal COVID-19 bailouts for the last year and a half, these states saw significantly higher rates of unemployment than the national rate of 5.4 percent in July.
Nevada topped out the list with a 7.7 rate of unemployment for July and was closely followed by California (7.6 percent), New Mexico (7.6 percent), New York (7.6 percent), Connecticut (7.3 percent), Hawaii (7.3 percent), New Jersey (7.3 percent), Illinois (7.1 percent), and the District of Columbia (6.7 percent). All are Democrat-run. As tyrannical lockdowns are being lifted and businesses start to reopen, Democrat states are seeing some job growth but still have a long road to recovery.
ALBANY — Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul promised that her administration will be “very transparent” when it comes to releasing documents pertaining to pandemic-related nursing home deaths — after outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of covering up the true number of COVID-19 deaths in New York’s long term care facilities.
According to data gathered from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, as of Aug. 23, 2021, there have been 13,068 deaths, 154,142 hospitalizations, 5,617 cases of anaphylaxis, 4,681 cases of Bell’s Palsy, 1,607 miscarriages, 4,861 cases of myocarditis/pericarditis, 13,812 life-threatening reactions and 17,228 permanently disabled, among other issues. On one hand, it is arguable that this is a pittance given that 360,634,287 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) vaccines have been given. On the other hand, a 2011 Harvard study concluded that only 1% of adverse events are reported to the government system.
The remaining aerosols are redirected, mostly out the top of the mask where it fits over the nose, and escape into the ambient air unfiltered.
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AUGUST 19, 2021
Study supports widespread use of better masks to curb COVID-19 indoors
A new study is highlighting a need for widespread use of better face masks and the importance of good ventilation to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 indoors.
Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo performed experiments using a mannequin to simulate a seated person breathing in a large room. The studies showed a significant buildup over time of aerosol droplets – exhaled droplets so tiny they remain suspended and travel through the air – despite the use of common cloth and blue surgical masks.
“There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room,” said Serhiy Yarusevych, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering and the leader of the study. “However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosols.”
Click the image to see a video made by Waterloo Engineering researchers showing how much aerosol-laden exhalation flow escapes unfiltered when wearing (left to right) no mask, a KN95 mask and a surgical mask.
Previous research has found that aerosols dispersed by infected people are a source of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, even outside the two-metre social distancing zone widely recommended by public health officials.
The study showed that most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets. The remaining aerosols are redirected, mostly out the top of the mask where it fits over the nose, and escape into the ambient air unfiltered.
By contrast, higher-quality, more expensive N95 and KN95 masks filtered more than 50 per cent of the exhaled aerosols that can accumulate indoors and spread the COVID-19 virus when inhaled by other people.
Yarusevych, principal investigator in the Fluid Mechanics Research Lab, said the much greater effectiveness of N95 and KN95 masks versus cloth and surgical masks makes a compelling case they should be worn in indoor settings, such as schools and workplaces, as much as possible.
“A lot of this may seem like common sense,” he said. “There is a reason, for instance, that medical practitioners wear N95 masks – they work much better. The novelty here is that we have provided solid numbers and rigorous analysis to support that assumption.”
Experiments also quantified the impact of ventilation systems, which circulate and replace air in rooms, on the accumulation of aerosols. Even modest ventilation rates were found to be as effective as the best masks in reducing the risk of transmission.
Ideally, Yarusevych said, the evidence shows that high-quality masks and proper ventilation should be used in combination to mitigate the threat posed by indoor aerosol accumulation as much as possible.
The study, Experimental investigation of indoor aerosol dispersion and accumulation in the context of COVID-19: Effects of masks and ventilation, appears in the journal Physics of Fluids.
Yarusevych collaborated with Sean Peterson, also a Waterloo professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and engineering PhD students Yash Shah and John Kurelek.
- THOSE FORCED CAN NOW SUE GOVERNMENT, PFIZER, EMPLOYERS WHO MANDATE, DUE TO INJURY
The U.S. drug regulator granted full approval Monday to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine that earned emergency-use authorization in December, making it the first to secure such Food and Drug Administration validation as health authorities struggle to win over vaccine skeptics.
The FDA approved the two-dose vaccine for use in people over the age of 16. More than 204 million people in the United States have received the vaccine since it was given emergency authorization, based on data from Sunday.
– charge her with false report!
A pro-vaccination Democrat official who said that teenagers could receive COVID vaccines without parental consent apparently faked a threat she claimed was designed to silence her. It may be yet another example of conservatives being so “violent” that deception has to be used to make them appear so.
Michelle Fiscus, then-medical director of Tennessee’s immunization program, “met with state investigators in July to report … [a] suspicious package mailed to her office containing a silicone dog muzzle,” writes The Washington Post.
Stanford Scientist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya addresses Covid-19 issues in this order:
- Fauci and gain-of-function research
- Lab origins
- Vaccine passports
- Natural immunity
- Antibody Dependent Enhancement
- RSV virus
- Children and covid
- Living normal life
- Scientists attacked by propaganda campaign
New research reveals that cloth masks filter just 10% of exhaled aerosols, with many people not wearing coverings that fit their face properly.
WATERLOO, Ontario — N95 or KN95 face masks may be the best way to avoid COVID-19 during crowded indoor events. That’s the recommendation from a new study reporting most cloth masks just don’t do the job when it comes to stopping the spread of coronavirus within enclosed spaces.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo simulated a person breathing in a large room with a cloth face mask on. Despite wearing a mask, the study finds a large buildup of aerosol droplets suspended in the air. Besides raising awareness on the vulnerability of certain face masks, these findings also emphasize the need for proper ventilation indoors. More ventilation means less of a chance for potentially viral aerosols to linger around.
“There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room,” says study leader Serhiy Yarusevych, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, in a university release. “However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosols.”
Studies continue to show that aerosols exhaled by infected individuals can indeed infect others with COVID-19, even if someone is standing more than six feet away.
Why do most face masks fail to offer adequate protection?
Researchers theorize many people wear masks that don’t fit their face properly. As a result, many cloth and surgical masks only filter about 10 percent of exhaled aerosols. The rest make their way past the mask, most through the top, and spread into the surrounding environment. Conversely, higher-quality, more expensive N95 and KN95 masks filter over 50 percent of all aerosol droplets.
In light of these findings study authors recommend that everyone wear a N95 or KN95 mask if possible whenever indoors in the company of others.
“A lot of this may seem like common sense,” Prof. Yarusevych comments. “There is a reason, for instance, that medical practitioners wear N95 masks – they work much better. The novelty here is that we have provided solid numbers and rigorous analysis to support that assumption.”
It’s also worth mentioning that ventilation tests show even modest ventilation rates provide about the same level of protection as the highest quality masks.
The findings appear in the journal Physics of Fluids.
Mask-wearing mandates for young children in schools offer many positive benefits according to a recent New York Times op-ed claiming masks provide “distinctive opportunities for learning and growth,” improve social and cognitive skills, strengthen self-control and attention, help conquer habits such as nose-picking and nail-biting, and empower children to “practice caring.”
A proof of vaccination mandate in New York City requires certain establishments to make people furnish proof that they have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in order to enter. This applies to indoor dining at restaurants, indoor movie theaters, indoor gyms, and more.
But in addition to the proof of vaccination requirement, people must also provide a form of identification.
“I got COVID. I am vaccinated, and I got COVID, and it’s bad. It’s weighing on my chest, it’s hard to breathe, one of my kids has it so far, I’m praying that the other ones are OK,” she explained.
“I’m mad. I’m really mad,” Hart said.
“Because we tried, and we took precautions and we cut our exposure by a lot,” she continued, “but we got lazy and I think as a country we got lazy. And I’m really mad that my kids didn’t wear masks at schools. I’m pretty sure that’s where this came from.”
Hart, who is the mother of three boys ages 8, 13, and15, went on to say that her youngest son bragged about wearing his mask every day when he got home from school.
“Scared and sad and disappointed in myself, and some of our leaders, and a lot of people, including myself,” Hart continued.
“I just wish I had done better, so I’m asking you guys, do better,” she concluded. “Protect your families, protect your kids. It’s not over yet.”
- THIS REPORTED “VACCINE” DOES NOT PREVENT INFECTION!
“Yet vaccinations among nursing home staff still lag behind the industry target of getting 75% of their healthcare staff the shots, according to tracking from the AARP. Roughly 60% of nursing home staffers are fully vaccinated, leaving residents — even vaccinated ones — vulnerable to infection due to the delta variant of COVID-19.”
by Cassidy Morrison, Healthcare Reporter | | August 21, 2021 06:01 AM
Has longest worthless face diaper requirements.
A study published in June and led by researchers from Johns Hopkins, for example, showed that desk screens in classrooms were associated with an increased risk of coronavirus infection. In a Massachusetts school district, researchers found that plexiglass dividers with side walls in the main office were impeding air flow. A study looking at schools in Georgia found that desk barriers had little effect on the spread of the coronavirus compared with ventilation improvements and masking.
Before the pandemic, a study published in 2014 found that office cubicle dividers were among the factors that may have contributed to disease transmission during a tuberculosis outbreak in Australia.
British researchers have conducted modeling studies simulating what happens when a person on one side of a barrier — like a customer in a store — exhales particles while speaking or coughing under various ventilation conditions. The screen is more effective when the person coughs, because the larger particles have greater momentum and hit the barrier. But when a person speaks, the screen doesn’t trap the exhaled particles — which just float around it. While the store clerk may avoid an immediate and direct hit, the particles are still in the room, posing a risk to the clerk and others who may inhale the contaminated air.
Democratic Congressman Ritchie Torres unveiled a legislative effort to ban Americans opting to not get vaccinated against COVID-19 from taking domestic and international flights.
The New York Congressman sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lobbying the agencies to only allow Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 on domestic and international flights.
He introduced a complementary bill in the House necessitating that “any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID–19.” It has since been referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, where he serves as the Vice-Chair.
“The TSA never allows people to enter planes or airports with a weapon, and the delta variant is a weapon,” Torres remarked. “It is a threat to everyone in an airport and everyone on a plane,” he added in defense of the bill.
Walensky on Wednesday said that people who received the Covid vaccine early on are at an increased risk for severe disease.
Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, will fine and cut the internet access of non-exempt students who fail to show proof that they have been vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus. The university’s fines for unvaccinated students start at $100 a week and quickly escalate to $200 a week, or $2,275 for a full semester.
Students who don’t comply with the vaccine mandate will face a weekly fee starting at $100, which will increase by $25 after two weeks, and will cap out to a maximum fine of $200 per week, according to a report from the school’s student newspaper, the Quinnipiac Chronicle.
The largest study yet to examine the efficacy of COVID vaccines in the wild has just been published by the University of Oxford and UK Office for National Statistics, and unsurprisingly it found that the efficacy rates for the Pfizer and Moderna are significantly lower than the 90%+ rates first advertised from the initial controlled trials.
Based on hospital data from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, COVID-NET reported the following selected underlying medical conditions in hospitalized children under age 18 who were diagnosed with COVID-19:
Obesity leads the list (34 percent), followed by “other diseases” (20.7 percent), asthma (14.8 percent), neurologic disease (13 percent), metabolic disease (5.1%), chronic lung disease (4.9 percent), cardiovascular disease (4.9 percent), immune suppression (4.7 percent), hypertension (1.5 percent), renal disease (1.1 percent), and gastrointestinal/liver disease (1 percent) and autoimmune disease (0.5 percent).
COVID-NET found that 46.3 percent of this pediatric sample had “no known condition.”
After nearly a year-and-a-half and over 618,000 recorded COVID-related deaths in the U.S. alone, the FDA has finally released an emergency use authorization for REGEN-COV, a new drug that was being tested in 2020 (pre-Biden). Primary care physicians can now use it as an early treatment option. Before now, the only authorized COVID-19 early treatment my family doctor had, per the July 2021 update to NIH guidelines, was to recommend quarantine and then wait until symptoms go away or report to a hospital if they get worse. Of note, these updated guidelines continue to identify hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a prohibited drug – although this should not be a surprise considering the war on HCQ began soon after President Trump dared to recommend it.
“You know what? That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer,” Trump stated. “Okay?”
“Think of the money involved,” he continued.
“…Tens of billions of those, how good a business is that?”
“If you’re a pure businessman, you’ll say, ‘You know what let’s give them another shot.’ That’s another ten billion dollars of money coming in.”
“The whole thing is just crazy.”
Trump remarked that when the vaccines were developed, he’d never even thought of a possible need for booster shots.
“You wouldn’t think you would need a booster. You know when these first came out they were good for life. Then they were good for a year or two.”
“And I could see the writing on the wall, I could see the dollar signs in their eyes, of that guy that runs Pfizer. You know the guy that announced the day after the election that he had the vaccine.”
In a new study in the Journal of Infection, scientists explain one likely reason why so many vaccinated people are getting sick: a dangerous phenomenon called Antibody Dependent Enhancement or ADE.
According to studies:
- ADE can make vaccinated people more susceptible to serious infection from the virus
- “ADE may be a concern” for those who have been vaccinated for Covid-19
- With ADE, after people get vaccinated for an initial virus, infection by a subsequent variant or strain of the virus can result in “increased viral replication and more severe disease, leading to major safety risks”
- ADE can also “occur when neutralizing antibodies (which bind the virus and stop it from causing infection) are present at low enough levels that they don’t protect against infection. Instead, they can form immune complexes with viral particles, which in turn leads to worse illness”
- This concern was initially described by some scientists who were subsequently banned from media platforms that incorrectly claimed the scientists were disseminating disinformation
- Study scientists suggest the answer is to create a new vaccine
Despite the fact that multiple medical authorities predicted, told us, and hoped, ADE would not impact Covid-19 vaccines, data from the study indicates it has done just that.
According to the new study, data suggests that the Covid-19 vaccines originally appeared to provide an overall benefit in fighting the virus. However, when it comes to one of the newer iterations of Covid, the Delta variant, the vaccines appear to facilitate infection displaying “a strikingly increased affinity” for the virus’ trademark spike protein.
The scientists conclude that “ADE may be a concern” for those who have been vaccinated for Covid-19.
According to scientific study, the ADE risk was well known prior to the Covid-19 vaccines being allowed on the market.
“One potential hurdle for antibody-based vaccines and therapeutics is the risk of exacerbating COVID-19 severity via antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE),” explained a study in Nature. “ADE can increase the severity of multiple viral infections, including other respiratory viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and measles.”
Scientists say that with ADE, after people get vaccinated for an initial virus, infection by a subsequent variant or strain of the virus can result in “increased viral replication and more severe disease, leading to major safety risks.”
“Non-neutralizing antibodies generated by past infection or vaccination fail to shut down the pathogen upon re-exposure. Instead, they act as a gateway by allowing the virus to gain entry and replicate in cells that are usually off limits… That, in turn, can lead to wider dissemination of illness, and over-reactive immune responses that cause more severe illness,” according to scientists.
An article in MedPage (prior to the new study) dismissed concerns about ADE, but noted it “can also occur when neutralizing antibodies (which bind the virus and stop it from causing infection) are present at low enough levels that they don’t protect against infection. Instead, they can form immune complexes with viral particles, which in turn leads to worse illness.”
On the other hand, most scientific studies on this topic say those who have recovered from Covid-19 have natural immunity that does not display the same problem, and appears to be superior to that, so far, of that provided by the vaccines.
Nonetheless, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and many public health officials are pressing for more people to get vaccinated, including those who have been previously-infected with Covid. (Numerous studies suggest there is no benefit to recovered patients getting vaccinated.) The health officials state that the vaccinated patients who are getting Covid are getting milder forms than they would have if they had not been vaccinated. However, that is a case-by-case assumption and is impossible to prove.
In Israel, health officials say that only 1% among Covid infections in the latest wave are among those previously infected with Covid. The other 99% are among unvaccinated and not previously-infected, and among fully-vaccinated.
- Covid-19 Natural Immunity: The Definitive Summary
- Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns Summary
- Covid-19 Vaccine Analysis: Common Adverse Events
- Covid-19 Origins: Separating Rumor from Fact (WATCH)
According to the new study, the solution to the current ADE problem is to invent a new, updated version of the vaccine.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (which accepts funding from the vaccine industry) reports the following about ADE:
A major goal of antibodies is to bind to the pathogen and prevent it from infecting, or entering, a cell. Antibodies that prevent entry into cells are called neutralizing antibodies. Many vaccines work by inducing neutralizing antibodies. However, not all antibody responses are created equal. Sometimes antibodies do not prevent cell entry and, on rare occasions, they may actually increase the ability of a virus to enter cells and cause a worsening of disease through a mechanism called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).
What is ADE?
ADE occurs when the antibodies generated during an immune response recognize and bind to a pathogen, but they are unable to prevent infection. Instead, these antibodies act as a “Trojan horse,” allowing the pathogen to get into cells and exacerbate the immune response.
Is ADE caused by vaccines?
On a few occasions ADE has resulted from vaccination:
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — RSV is a virus that commonly causes pneumonia in children. A vaccine was made by growing RSV, purifying it, and inactivating it with the chemical formaldehyde. In clinical trials, children who were given the vaccine were more likely to develop or die from pneumonia after infection with RSV. As a result of this finding, the vaccine trials stopped, and the vaccine was never submitted for approval or released to the public.
- Measles — An early version of measles vaccine was made by inactivating measles virus using formaldehyde. Children who were vaccinated and later became infected with measles in the community developed high fevers, unusual rash, and an atypical form of pneumonia. Upon seeing these results, the vaccine was withdrawn from use, and those who received this version of the vaccine were recommended to be vaccinated again using the live, weakened measles vaccine, which does not cause ADE and is still in use today.
A more recent example of ADE following vaccination comes from dengue virus:
- Dengue virus — In 2016, a dengue virus vaccine was designed to protect against all four serotypes of the virus. The hope was that by inducing immune responses to all four serotypes at once, the vaccine could circumvent the issues related to ADE following disease with dengue virus. The vaccine was given to 800,000 children in the Philippines. Fourteen vaccinated children died after encountering dengue virus in the community. It is hypothesized that the children developed antibody responses that were not capable of neutralizing the natural virus circulating in the community. As such, the vaccine was recommended only for children greater than 9 years of age who had already been exposed to the virus.
Should I be concerned that my child will develop ADE after receiving a vaccination?
Today’s routinely recommended vaccines do not cause ADE. If they did, like those described above, they would be removed from use. Phase III clinical trials are designed to uncover frequent or severe side effects before a vaccine is approved for use.
Read more from the new study below:
Antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) of infection is a safety concern for vaccine strategies. In a recent publication, Li et al. (Cell 184 :1-17, 2021) have reported that infection-enhancing antibodies directed against the N-terminal domain (NTD) of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein facilitate virus infection in vitro, but not in vivo. However, this study was performed with the original Wuhan/D614G strain. Since the Covid-19 pandemic is now dominated with Delta variants, we analyzed the interaction of facilitating antibodies with the NTD of these variants. Using molecular modelling approaches, we show that enhancing antibodies have a higher affinity for Delta variants than for Wuhan/D614G NTDs. We show that enhancing antibodies reinforce the binding of the spike trimer to the host cell membrane by clamping the NTD to lipid raft microdomains. This stabilizing mechanism may facilitate the conformational change that induces the demasking of the receptor binding domain. As the NTD is also targeted by neutralizing antibodies, our data suggest that the balance between neutralizing and facilitating antibodies in vaccinated individuals is in favor of neutralization for the original Wuhan/D614G strain. However, in the case of the Delta variant, neutralizing antibodies have a decreased affinity for the spike protein, whereas facilitating antibodies display a strikingly increased affinity. Thus, ADE may be a concern for people receiving vaccines based on the original Wuhan strain spike sequence (either mRNA or viral vectors). Under these circumstances, second generation vaccines with spike protein formulations lacking structurally-conserved ADE-related epitopes should be considered.The aim of the present study was to evaluate the recognition of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variants by infection enhancing antibodies directed against the NTD. The antibody studied is 1054 (pdb file #7LAB) which has been isolated from a symptomatic Covid-19 patient1. Molecular modelling simulations were performed as previously described2. Two currently circulating Delta variants were investigated, with the following mutational patterns in the NTD :
- – G142D/E154K (B.1.617.1)
- – T19R/E156G/del157/del158/A222V (B.1.617.2)
Each mutational pattern was introduced in the original Wuhan/D614G strain, submitted to energy minimization, and then tested for antibody binding. The energy of interaction (ΔG) of the reference pdb file #7LAB (Wuhan/D614G strain) in the NTD region was estimated to -229 kJ/mol−1. In the case of Delta variants, the energy of interaction was raised to -272 kJ.mol−1(B.1.617.1) and -246 kJ.mol−1 (B.1.617.2). Thus, these infection enhancing antibodies not only still recognize Delta variants but even display a higher affinity for those variants than for the original SARS-CoV-2 strain.The global structure of the trimeric spike of the B.1.617.1 variant in the cell-facing view is shown in Figure 1A. As expected, the facilitating antibody bound to the NTD (in green) is located behind the contact surface so that it does not interfere with virus-cell attachment. Indeed, a preformed antibody-NTD complex could perfectly bind to the host cell membrane. The interaction between the NTD and a lipid raft is shown in Figure 1B, and a whole raft-spike-antibody complex in Figure 1C. Interestingly, a small part of the antibody was found to interact with the lipid raft, as further illustrated in Figures 1D-E. More precisely, two distinct loops of the heavy chain of the antibody encompassing amino acid residues 28-31 and 72-74, stabilize the complex through a direct interaction with the edge of lipid raft (Figure 1F). Overall, the energy of interaction of the NTD-raft complex was raised from -399 kJ.mol−1 in absence of the antibody to -457 kJ.mol−1 with the antibody. By clamping the NTD and the lipid raft, the antibody reinforces the attachment of the spike protein to the cell surface and thus facilitates the conformational change of the RBD which is the next step of the virus infection process2.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, announced he will not provide funds to school districts that attempt to impose mask requirements for students in the state.
The governor said that district and charter schools in Arizona that follow state laws will be eligible for $163 million in grant funding that is intended to boost per-student spending.
But Ducey, in a statement, said that schools that impose mandates that go against state laws—including mask mandates—won’t receive the funding. According to the governor’s website, Arizona doesn’t mandate masks, vaccinations, or vaccine passports.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated what anonymous administration officials described to Politico as a “worrying drop” in coronavirus vaccine efficacy over time, leading to the Biden administration’s conclusion to push vaccine booster shots.
“This is what moved the needle,” a senior Biden administration official said to Politico of the CDC’s report.
According to the outlet, the data looked at the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines at different points in time and found a “decline in the initial round of protection against Covid-19 [Chinese coronavirus] infection that’s coincided with a resurgence in cases driven by the more contagious Delta variant.”
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated what has been described as a “worrying drop” in coronavirus vaccine efficacy over time, leading to the Biden administration’s conclusion to push vaccine booster shots.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Tuesday announced the reinstitution of the city’s mask mandate applying to all indoor public settings after lifting the mask requirement for fully vaccinated people in May.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) sent a letter to the state’s Board of Health on Tuesday asking it to make moves requiring healthcare workers in the state to receive a Chinese coronavirus vaccine, emulating actions a handful of states, including California, New York, and Maine, have already taken.
Biden’s administration will require staff of nursing homes to receive the coronavirus vaccine in order for such facilities to receive federal money for Medicare and Medicaid.
CARLSON: It was just the other day it feels like, in fact, it was two weeks ago exactly that the Biden administration announced the suspension of private property rights in America. Building owners are prohibited from forcing their tenants to pay rent, so other people now have the right to live in your house for free.
America’s housing stock has been nationalized. From here on out, it is controlled by the Biden administration. But wait a second you ask, this is America. Can that be legal? No, it’s not legal. In fact, it’s unconstitutional and we know that because the Supreme Court said so clearly.
But as Maxine Waters put it, who cares? What are those old judges going to do about it? What army do they control? They’re not doing anything.
So, the Biden administration just ignored the Highest Court and did it. Thanks to COVID, the media have decided they can do whatever they want and so, they are. Where does that leave the rest of us, you might ask? The people who aren’t in the Biden administration. Well, in a word that leaves us exposed.
Without property rights protected by a functioning legal system, American citizens have nothing at all. Everything that you thought you owned, very much including your own body now belongs to the Democratic Party. Where you travel, who you speak to, where you live, what you say and write and think, all of this is now controlled by the party. And everything means everything, even your medical autonomy.
This is funny because for decades, they have told us they have shrieked at us that medical decisions can only be made between you and your personal physician. That is a sacred pact. Politicians have no right to tell doctors what to do. Hey, politicians, get your hands off my body.
That would be “The Handmaid’s Tale,” remember?
It turns out they didn’t mean it, and just to show you how much they didn’t mean it, we take you now to New York City whose mayor is not only famously incompetent, but also physically unclean.
Of the 340 million Americans now living in this country, Bill de Blasio is the single last person you would ever go to for medical advice. His diet consists almost exclusively of bong hits and Pringles. There is no chance he brushes his teeth every day. Your 17-year-old stoner nephew has much better personal hygiene than he does, and yet, somehow because Bill De Blasio still has political power due to the fact that a tiny group of people once voted for him four years ago, he has decided to overrule practicing physicians and forces subjects to take medicine they may or may not need, and in some cases that might hurt them whether or not they want to take it. That’s the rule.
In New York City, you are no longer allowed indoors even on private property unless you’ve taken the COVID shot and carry the documents to prove that you have. That’s now the law, and it’s a law by the way that not a single person voted for. Voting being part of that outmoded racist system we used to call democracy. No more.
According to New York’s new order, indoor spaces are off-limits to the unvaccinated. How are we defining indoor spaces? Quote, “Indoor spaces or those that have a roof or overhang and three or more walls. In order to enter venues covered by the rule, you will have to show ID along with proof of vaccination,” end quote. That’s the law.
At a press conference yesterday, Bill de Blasio displayed this graphic showing all the places you are no longer allowed to go without identification and proof of vaccination. Your papers, please. That would include restaurants, bars, cafeterias, grocery stores, bakeries, fast food places, and aquariums. I hope you’re not hungry or looking to see fish because you can’t go.
Businesses in New York meanwhile are forced to hang posters explaining this mandate and they have to do it near their entrances. They don’t own their own walls anymore either. Watch Bill de Blasio explain all of this.
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO (D), NEW YORK CITY: It’s easy. All you have to do is show proof of vaccination. That could be a CDC paper card, that could be an Excelsior Pass, an NYC COVID Safe App, whatever works. All you’ve got to do is show that proof and have ID as well.
CARLSON: Oh, it’s totally easy. Just show your medical papers, and this applies only to COVID by the way. No one is checking your hepatitis or HIV status. That would be terrible. But COVID, yes, it’s absolutely required or you’re not allowed to eat and all you need is proof of vaccination and an ID, a government ID.
But wait a second, you may be asking if you’ve lived in this country longer than let’s say 10 days, weren’t we told that it’s racist to require ID? Certainly, it is for voting. But now, it’s not racist to require ID for people to go inside buildings in our largest city. So, what does this mean for these 72% of young African-Americans who are not vaccinated? They’re not going to be able to go anywhere.
So, this policy by the principles of equity has disparate impact. That’s the phrase they use to describe racism in action. It affects some groups more profoundly than others, and the group most affected by this is young African-Americans.
So, how can it stand? Where’s the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department? Aren’t they jumping on this? This is worse than a standardized test.
Bill de Blasio didn’t explain any of that. People with power no longer need to explain anymore. If you don’t comply, you’re going to jail. Not for looting, that’s totally fine in New York, it is reparations. But failing to follow a law that no one has voted for and show your papers in a restaurant, that’s something that Bill de Blasio will not accept.
DE BLASIO: And we’re going to remind people that we really want people to take this seriously. Don’t fool around with fake vaccination cards, by the way, it’s against the law and there are serious penalties for that.
CARLSON: Oh, there are serious penalties. What are you going to do to us? The same thing you did to the people who looted Macy’s? Buzz off, Dumbo.
So, what exactly does this law say? Well, we checked the fine print because we believe in the law and this rule does not allow for exemptions. Period. Not for religious reasons because religion is stupid, worshiping Bill de Blasio as our new state religion, and certainly not for medical reasons because Bill de Blasio is now your doctor and he’ll decide what’s medically necessary.
So, we called City Hall in New York and asked maybe we’re missing something here. They told us they couldn’t answer the question, but anyone who had concerns could contact the city’s small business hotline for more information, so like morons we actually did that, we followed instructions. So, we talked to an operator at the hotline and the operator told us not surprisingly they’ve been inundated with hundreds of calls from people asking the very same question.
What was the answer? They didn’t have an answer. Sorry, it was a mystery.
Finally, this afternoon, purely because we’re a news organization and they suspected maybe we’d report some of this, City Hall did get back to us and sent us some guidance. Here is the guidance.
They said that businesses cannot allow unvaccinated customers indoors — period — for anything quote “beyond a quick and limited purpose.” So, there are no exceptions to this rule and that would include people who’ve already had COVID and have high levels of protective antibodies in their system. It doesn’t matter. They have to get the shot anyway, Bill de Blasio demands it.
Was that safe? Is it safe to do that? I’ve had COVID. I’ve recovered. I’ve got high levels of antibodies, I am not going to get COVID, unlike a lot of people who have just been vaccinated, probably not going to get it. But you can get the vaccine anyway. Is that a good idea?
Not a ton of research on this, that’s frowned on now, but researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital have looked into it and here’s what they found, it may not be safe.
It turns out that serious whole-body reactions, chills, fever, joint problems are far more common in people who’ve recovered from COVID and got the vaccine anyway. Is that surprising? It shouldn’t be. This is exactly why we don’t vaccinate people against diseases they’ve already recovered from, except now. Now, they must get the vaccine even though it doesn’t seem to offer a lot of protection from COVID infection, weirdly.
Ask Texas Governor Greg Abbott. He is vaccinated, he is also sick with COVID right now. How did that happen? What’s going on here exactly? What is this about?
We’d love to know. Unfortunately, we are long past the time when the people in power feel they have to answer even simple questions. The emphasis is on us and our total obedience.
Here is the disgraced Governor of New York, maybe the second to last person you’d call for medical advice telling more than 600,000 doctors and nurses in the state that regardless of what they think about medicine, he has decided they must get the shot.
GOV. ANDREW CUOMO (D-NY): I think we need dramatic action to get control of this situation, so in New York, in our state hospitals, all patient-facing healthcare workers must get vaccinated. There will be no testing option for patient-facing healthcare workers. That is a point of contact that could be a serious spreading event and we want to make sure that those healthcare workers are vaccinated. Period.
CARLSON: Nobody has a sense of humor anymore. Getting a COVID lecture from Andrew Cuomo? The person single-handedly responsible for the highest death rate from COVID in America. It really — let’s go ahead and put Idi Amin at the head of the Human Rights Commission next time, shall we? And then not allow anyone to laugh about it.
So here you have Andrew Cuomo who may or may not be a made member of the mafia, La Cosa Nostra, telling you that he suddenly knows more about COVID than practicing nurses and physicians. He is telling them what to do. He is giving them a medical mandate.
What’s interesting is that he feels he has to. What’s interesting is how many of New York’s healthcare workers remain unvaccinated. They don’t have the information necessary to make that decision? They don’t know enough about COVID? They treat COVID, and yet as of today, more than 75% of New York’s 450,000 hospital workers, as well as 74% of the adult care facility workers and 67% of the 150,000 nursing home workers have not taken the COVID vaccine.
What? Why is that?
Maybe before we mandate anything, we should answer that question. Why would people in the medical profession be willing to risk losing their jobs over this shot? That’s a sincere question. What is the answer?
Hey, Business Insider, hey, Atlantic Magazine, hey, New York Times, why don’t you do a story on that? And just answer the simple question, and then answer this. Why are bureaucrats with no medical expertise whatsoever — Bill de Blasio, the pothead who doesn’t wash his socks; Andrew Cuomo telling nurses and physicians what drugs they must take — this is totally nuts.
In June, these nurses in Houston explained their reasoning for not getting the shot.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): Houston Methodist Hospital requiring all staff members to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be fired.
JENNIFER BRIDGES, NURSE: Right off the bat, I pretty much decided like I’m — I was not going to do it. Everybody in America should have the right to decide what they put into their body.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): Jennifer Bridges has worked at Houston Methodist in Baytown more than six years.
BRIDGES: I planned on staying with Methodist for the rest of my life.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): She spent the last year and a half treating coronavirus patients and even got sick herself.
BRIDGES: I just had an antibody test like a week ago, I still have antibodies in my system, but it doesn’t count for them, it doesn’t work.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): More than a hundred co-workers have joined Jennifer with this lawsuit against the hospital. It claims Methodist is forcing its employees to be human guinea pigs.
CARLSON: Yes, it’s kind of hard to argue with their reasoning and if you want to argue with it, what’s the argument against it? Speak slowly so we can understand, but no one wants to argue anything anymore. It’s purely about obedience, it’s hardly about medicine. More than 150 healthcare workers in that Houston Hospital System were fired.
So remember that the next time they tell you there’s a healthcare shortage in this country.
This is lunacy, we should not go along with it. It has nothing to do with medicine. It is a terrifying precedent that if we let solidify, we will deeply, deeply regret. This is not about COVID. This is about the existence of rational decision-making in this country and personal autonomy.
Most people are going along with this because they’re afraid.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced Tuesday that the state would reinstate its indoor mask mandate and require employees at hospitals, nursing homes, state correctional facilities, and other “certain medical close-contact congregate settings” to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
The Biden administration is set to announce that Americans who got a COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot eight months after becoming fully vaccinated, officials said late Monday.
The booster doses would likely not be made available until mid-to-late September, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to grant full approval to the two-shot Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, sources told the Associated Press.
NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge said in a statement that “visitors to national parks are coming from locations across the country, if not across the world. Because of this, and recognizing that the majority of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories, we are implementing a service-wide mask requirement to ensure our staff and visitors’ safety.”
The statement maintained that visitors would wear masks outdoors who encounter “narrow or busy trails and overlooks.”
- RECORD VISITORS, YET YOU HAVE TO FACE DIAPER OUTDOORS AGAIN, NO SIGNS OF VIRIII SPREAD AFTER OVER A MILLION VISITORS!
Grand Teton National Park isn’t into seven-figure-visitor territory yet. But July 2021 still marked Grand Teton’s busiest month in the park’s 92-year history.
“We had about 1,080,000 visitors in July,” Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said at a Friday press conference near the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone. “Record visitation.”
“I say we are two to four weeks at this rate from seeing major adjustments in what we’re able to do,” Green stated.
DALLAS COUNTY, Texas – The COVID-19 situation in Dallas County is growing dire as area hospitals are reaching full capacity, resulting in no beds available for children in the ICU, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.
In an interview with CNN, Judge Jenkins said there are zero beds in Dallas County ICUs left for children, meaning if a child is sick or has a medical emergency, they may have to seek treatment elsewhere or wait until one eventually becomes available.
That means if your child’s in a car wreck, if your child has a congenital heart defect or something and needs an ICU bed, or more likely if they have COVID and need an ICU bed, we don’t have one. Your child will wait for another child to die,” Jenkins told CNN.
According to University Health’s Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Dr. Jason Bowling, antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection will not protect you against the delta variant.
“What we’ve learned over the last few months is that people that have had prior infection with COVID-19 and then developed natural immunity–antibodies from natural infection–unfortunately are not protected against this new delta variant, which is causing the number of cases we’re seeing now,” Bowling said in a video interview released Friday. “Prior infection, unfortunately, does not confer good protection against this delta variant.”
“The prior strain was different than this current strain, which is more virulent, transmits more readily, and so you will not be protected with natural infection alone,” Bowling said.
National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that it was “heartbreaking” masks had become a political issue.