Catching Up With Covid
First up, the big story—the tide against the narrative continues, despite the drumbeat for panic in the MSM:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Friday voted 16-3 to recommended against providing booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 16 and older.
Throughout the meeting, independent scientists to the FDA struck a skeptical tone ...
But to boost arguments against boosters being recommended for the general population, an FDA slide said the risk of COVID-19 for a or healthy 30-year-old is just 0.0004 percent, or 1 in 250,000. Some recommended a booster for older individuals but several experts said they want more data about whether the booster shots can contributed to myocarditis.
I find the concern about side effects notable. Those concerns will not be overcome quickly. The truth is leaking out.
Speaking of the FDA and the two recently announced resignations of two of its top officials—who proceeded to throw buckets of cold water on the Covid Regime in an article at The Lancet—I want to highly recommend this article by Jeffrey Tucker:
Here are the first and last paragraphs—follow the link for the in-between. You’ll like it.
How significant is it that the two top FDA officials responsible for vaccine research resigned last week and this week signed a letter in The Lancet that strongly warns against vaccine boosters? This is a remarkable sign that the project of government-managed virus mitigation is in the final stages before falling apart.
The booster has already been promoted by top lockdown advocates Neil Ferguson of Imperial College and Anthony Fauci of NIH, even in the face of rising public incredulity toward their “expert” advice. For these two FDA officials to go on record with grave doubts – and their perspective is certainly backed by the unimpressive booster experience in Israel – introduces a major break in the narrative that the experts in charge deserve our trust and deference.
What’s at stake here? It’s about more than the boosters. It’s about the whole experience of taking away the control of health management from individuals and medical professionals and handing it over to modelers and government officials with coercive power.
From the beginning of these lockdowns – along with all the masks, restrictions, bogus health advice from plexiglass to sanitizer to universal vaccine mandates and so on – it was clear that there would someday be hell to pay. They wrecked rights and liberties, crashed economies, traumatized a whole generation of children and other students, ran roughshod over religious freedom, and for what? There is zero evidence that any of this has made any difference. We are surrounded by the carnage they created.
The appearance of The Lancet article by two top FDA vaccine scientists is truly devastating and revealing because it undermines the last plausible tool to save the whole machinery of government disease management that has been deployed at such enormous social, cultural, and economic cost for 19 months. Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly. The intellectual and political implications here are monumental. It means that the real Covid crisis – the task of assigning responsibility for all the collateral damage – has just begun.
In 2006, during the early years of the birth of lockdown ideology, the great epidemiologist Donald Henderson warned that if any of these restrictive measures were deployed for a pandemic, the result would be a “loss of trust in government” and “a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.” Catastrophe is exactly what has happened. The current regime wants to point the finger toward the noncompliant. That is no longer believable. They cannot delay the inevitable for much longer: responsibility for this catastrophe belongs to those who embarked on this political experiment in the first place.
File this next one under, You can’t win ‘em all.
Or maybe, You can’t always get what you want.
Or bad news, good news: No clinical benefit, but the revenue stream is strong!
Is anyone else seeing an emerging pattern?
No surprise here:
Who could have possibly foreseen that levying tyrannical threats against Americans while trying to push irrational, fallacy-filled divisions wouldn’t actually motivate more people to go out and get vaccinated? Further, I think it’s clear Biden is a wet noodle of a president. No one actually takes anything he says seriously, no matter how much he rants and raves while reading off the teleprompter. “Righteous anger” from the federal government rarely plays well with the general population. Most Americans are conditioned to recoil at such obscene displays of centralized power.
Karl Denninger has a solution, of which I’ll only quote a small part:
Which one of you Governors would like to have a basically-zero Covid rate? Which one of you would like to be the State with the lowest rate of coronavirus disease, a collapsed health-care burden (to near-zero) and a collapsed rate of death too.
How would you like to see this start to happen within two weeks and be so apparent every news stations has to report on it within a month?
It costs about $2 per person in a household.
It's simple: For anyone suspected (test results not back yet) you dispense to them five doses of Ivermectin to be taken every day if they are obese or otherwise morbid, and every second day if not along with one dose per every two days for everyone in the household, calibrated by their weight. Everyone in the household also gets ten days of a 1,000mg Vitamin C tablet and ten days of 30mg of Zinc, both dietary supplements. The exception is anyone on a blood thinner; you simply ask and, if they are, they don't get the drug (but do get the supplements.)
The State buys the drug in bulk, from India if you have to (fly a charter over there to pick it up;