Covid Catchup 9/14/22
This will be, in a sense, part 2—continuing on from Covid Regime Carnage In Primary Education yesterday. As I remarked yesterday, there’s a continuing tide, even a tsunami, of information coming about Covid and the Covid Regime. This continues to be hugely important for our political, social, cultural, and economic future—but I’ve prioritized other things for the time being. So, this will be far from a complete update. I assume that regular readers are reading widely and have seen much of this already. My point in doing an update post is what I’ve been saying for a long time: People are catching on to this. This is especially apparent from the fact that parents are simply not having their kids shot up. Yes, there is a small percentage of knuckleheads out there who are doing this to their kids, but that percentage is very small. More people are getting boosted, but even so the numbers and percentages are way below the hoped for numbers. People are reading about these things, they’re looking around them, they’re listening at an anecdotal level, they’re getting and overall picture that makes sense to them, and they’re saying: Nope! Or maybe, Hell no!
So, here we go! Some of these articles are days old, some are more recent. All are excerpts, with plenty more of interest for those who follow the links. The important thing is that this is information that’s now widely available, and this is just scratching the surface.
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First come the articles about children and, more generally, young people. We’ve known for a long time that there was no scientific basis for injecting these demographics, and that the risks would likely outweigh the benefits—simply because there never was a reason to believe there would be any benefits to begin with.
RAMESH THAKUR SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 VACCINES
As time passes, Covid policy is proving to be a bigger threat than Covid disease. Promoted as an initial protection measure to buy much-needed time against a once-in-a-century pandemic, it became a way of life to which health bureaucrats and autocratically-inclined leaders became addicted and are having trouble letting go.
Yet in the UK: “The effects of lockdown may now be killing more people than are dying of Covid.” An editorial in the Telegraph emphasized the importance of establishing why a meaningful cost-benefit analysis of Covid policy was not carried out. Former UK Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption describes lockdown as “an experiment in authoritarian government unmatched in our history even in wartime.” Australia’s vaunted success in controlling the pandemic in 2020–21, meanwhile, looks increasingly hollow in 2022 (Figure 1).
A new pre-print study by nine health experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other top universities found that COVID-19 boosters administered to young adults cause 18 to 98 serious adverse events for each COVID hospitalization prevented.
The study—posted Monday on The Social Science Research Network (SSRN)—concluded that mandatory booster vaccination in college is “ethically unjustifiable.” The paper is titled, “COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk-Benefit Assessment and Five Ethical Arguments against Mandates at Universities.”
Some countries are wising up and expanding the age range upward, even as they cling to a bit of a fig leaf to maintain credibility. Denmark is now actually banning the injections for the great majority of people:
Denmark has just tacitly admitted that the risks of mRNA injections outweigh the benefits for healthy people under 50.
The Nordic country will no longer offer COVID-19 boosters and vaccines to persons under 50 who are not at high risk of becoming ill from the virus, the Danish Health Authority (SST) announced on Tuesday.
Alex Berenson remarks re this story:
Remember mandatory vaccinations? This is, well, the opposite. We've come a long way in a year. Except at American colleges - which, insanely, are forcing mRNA boosters on students.
Denmark did not explicitly say the risks of mRNA jabs now outweigh their benefits for healthy people under 50.
But that view is implicit in the announcement, which does not merely discourage but actually bans shots for those people, even though Denmark expects “a large wave of [Covid] infection” in the next few months.
In other words, the health authority is not stopping shots because Covid has ended. It now believes most people are better off getting the coronavirus than taking more mRNA.
Yeah, I think “insanely” is absolutely the mot juste as applied to our “educators”. It’s ideology, not science. Berenson provides two more examples of the Covid Regime insanity catching up with … well, catching up with the gullible members of the public:
Deaths in the Australian state of Victoria, where 95 percent of adults have received Covid vaccines and most are boosted with mRNA shots, soared to their highest level in at least 13 years in August - far above the five-year average.
The mRNA vaccine miracle just keeps getting more special. Don't blame me; the numbers come straight from the British government.
Newly mRNA boosted adults aged 40-74 are now TWICE as likely to be hospitalized for Covid as those who haven't recently been boosted, a new British government report shows.
Remember that the next time your doctor urges you to get shot up because it will somehow protect you from getting “really sick”.
When articles like this start showing up in the NEJM you know the ground is shifting under our feet. Is it too much to hope that science is belatedly reasserting itself, reasserting reason?
It’s increasingly clear that it was a mistake to rush mRNA vaccine technology to market, and that the vaccines need to be taken out of use and put back into the research phase until the full range of their effects and their safety profile are much better understood.
(The Daily Sceptic) – A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows not only that the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID vaccine becomes negative (meaning the vaccinated are more likely to be infected than the unvaccinated) within five months, but that the vaccine destroys any protection a person has from natural immunity.
The study is a large observational study that looks at 887,193 children aged 5 to 11 years in North Carolina, of whom 273,157 (30.8 percent) received at least one dose of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine between November 1, 202,1 and June 3, 2022. The study includes 193,346 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported between March 11, 2020, and June 3, 2022.
The researchers used a form of statistical modelling with adjustments for confounding factors (such as underlying conditions) to calculate estimates of vaccine effectiveness over time and against the different COVID variants.