4/1/21, Fortune: It's official: Vaccinated people don't transmit COVID-19
"Our data from the CDC today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick, and that it's not just in the clinical trials but it's also in real-world data," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Rachel Maddow on Monday, March 29.
Fully vaccinated people who get a Covid-19 breakthrough infection can transmit the virus, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday.
In fact the U.S. surgeon general recently urged the public to "STOP BUYING MASKS!" "They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus..." The CDC said last month it doesn't recommend people use face masks...
The agency said masks were intended to block virus-laden particles that might be emitted by an infected person.
6/8/20, Reuters: Lockdowns saved many lives and easing them is risky, say scientists
Lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 have saved millions of lives and easing them now carries high risks, according to two international studies published on Monday.
3/14/21, Las Vegas Review-Journal: EDITORIAL: Virus lockdowns don't appear to have worked as advertised
[S]tates which enacted tight restrictions on commerce and other activities performed no better in preventing coronavirus deaths or confirmed infections. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, for instance, imposed some of the most draconian curbs in the nation. Florida was at the opposite extreme. Yet "California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates," the AP reports, and both rank in the middle in terms of deaths per capita.
From the virus's genome, we can robustly conclude that the mechanisms proposed for how this virus would have arisen in a lab are all wildly insufficient to explain its properties.
But in recent weeks the controversial claim that the pandemic might have leaked from a Chinese laboratory - once dismissed by many as a fringe conspiracy theory - has been gaining traction. Now, US President Joe Biden has announced an urgent investigation that will look into the theory as a possible origin of the disease.
Unvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They're also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say. That's because the only source of new coronavirus variants is the body of an infected person.
Another worry among epidemiologists, Fauci said, is that the vaccine backfires and strengthens the virus. There have been at least two vaccines in the past that have produced a "suboptimal response," he said. "And when the person gets exposed, they actually have an enhanced pathogenesis of the disease, which is always worrisome."
Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview released Monday that the federal government won't be mandating vaccine passports for travel and businesses. The White House has indicated that any potential passports would come from the private sector, with little direct involvement from the government.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, thinks passengers should also be subject to a vaccine mandate in order to fly.
7/8/21, CNN: Enough: It's time to make vaccinations mandatory
Biden and other political leaders need to start thinking about the good of the collective and not just the rights of the individual. ... If we do not insist upon the steps necessary to truly contain Covid-19, and our hospitals start to be overloaded again, individuals in America simply won't be able to claim their rights.
6/24/21, The Indian Express: Vaccination by force violates fundamental rights: Meghalaya High Court
[V]accination by force or being made mandatory by adopting coercive methods, vitiates the very fundamental purpose of the welfare attached to it. It impinges on the fundamental right(s) as such, especially when it affects the right to means of livelihood which makes it possible for a person to live.
6/9/21, Yahoo!: Fauci says attacks on him are 'attacks on science'
"If you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you're really attacking, not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you're attacking science. And anybody that looks at what's going on clearly sees that."
Richard Ebright, board of governors professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, told Newsweek these documents show "unequivocally" that NIH grants were used to fund controversial gain-of-function (GOF) research at the Wuhan Insitute of Virology in China—something U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has denied.
1/8/21, Midland Reporter-Telegram: Midland Reporter-Telegram: Midland Health: Doctors shouldn't prescribe inhaled steroids for COVID
We have had to persuade multiple patients and their families that the use of Budesonide has no proven benefit and may be harmful in the treatment of COVID-19 infections.
2/11/21, The Times of Israel: Common asthma drug can reduce COVID hospitalizations by 90% — study
Oxford University researchers say steroid budesonide, inhaled as a treatment for respiratory disorders, effective when administered to patients within a week of first symptoms
8/24/21, The Guardian: 'You are not a horse': FDA tells Americans stop taking dewormer for Covid
Ahead of full US authorisation of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had a simple message for Americans contemplating using ivermectin, a medicine used to deworm livestock, instead of getting a Covid shot. "You are not a horse," it said. "You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it."
3/10/21, The Japanese Journal of Antibiotics: Global trends in clinical studies of ivermectin
As of the 27th of February 2021, the results of 42 clinical studies worldwide have undergone meta-analysis and concluded that ivermectin is effective in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. In the UK, a consensus-based recommendation by 75 healthcare professionals from 17 countries around the world has been carried out and submitted to the WHO to further encourage the issuance of guidelines for the use of ivermectin in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
4/16/21, BBC: Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success
5/12/21, New York Times: World's Most Vaccinated Nation Is Spooked by Covid Spike
8/15/21, Washington Post: Iceland has been a vaccination success. Why is it seeing a coronavirus surge?
8/19/21, Becker's Hospital Review: Nearly 60% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Israel fully vaccinated, data shows
9/23/21, Irish Examiner: 99.7% of Waterford adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19
10/11/21, Waterford News & Star: Waterford Now Has Highest Incidence of Covid in Ireland
9/30/21, European Journal of Epidemiology: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States
10/1/21, New York Times: Covid cases hit records in South Korea and Singapore despite widespread vaccinations.
10/3/21, Associated Press: Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates
5/26/21, Reuters: Belgium halts J&J COVID vaccine for under 41s after first EU death
8/24/21, Korea JoongAng Daily, Young people's deaths after Pfizer vaccines are new worry
9/29/21, Al Jazeera: Slovenia suspends Johnson vaccine over death of 20-year-old
3/29/21, Vanity Fair: Biden's CDC Director: If You're Not Scared Shitless About COVID-19, You Should Be
Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Monday of "impending doom."
7/13/21, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford: Infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in community-dwelling populations with emphasis on the elderly: An overview
"Data Sources: Seroprevalence studies done in 2020 and identified by any of four existing systematic reviews. ... Data Synthesis: Twenty-three seroprevalence surveys representing 14 countries were included. Across all countries, the median IFR in community-dwelling elderly and elderly overall was 2.4% (range 0.3%-7.2%) and 5.5% (range 0.3%-12.1%). IFR was higher with larger proportions of people >85 years. Younger age strata had low IFR values (median 0.0027%, 0.014%, 0.031%, 0.082%, 0.27%, and 0.59%, at 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69 years)." [emphases added]
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5/20/21, Daily Beast: Biden's CDC Chief Keeps Changing Her Story—and Confusing Everyone
Dr. Rochelle Walensky was supposed to be a breath of fresh air after Trump-era CDC messaging fiascos. Instead, she's confounding experts and the public alike.
Over the winter, the White House press secretary publicly undercut the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after she suggested teachers didn't necessarily need to be vaccinated for schools to be reopened safely. Then came the administration's sudden U-turn on mask guidance in May, which was criticized for effectively assuming that unvaccinated Americans would still wear face coverings. Most recently, and perhaps most striking, was the administration's endorsement of "booster" vaccine doses, which numerous scientists say was based on scant evidence and undercuts the authority of scientific agencies.
9/28/21, Human Rights Watch: China's use of force and coercion to drive up its COVID-19 vaccination rate is not the answer
"Some families of victims of faulty vaccines have for years demanded accountability – and instead faced police harassment, intimidation and even imprisonment. Last October, Henan province authorities forcibly disappeared He Fangmei, who became an outspoken critic of Chinese vaccine companies when her daughter was diagnosed with a neurological disease after being vaccinated in 2018. He Fangmei has not been heard from since.
10/3/21, Wall Street Journal: Unlearned AIDS Lessons for Covid
"Follow the science," we’ve been told throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. But if we had paid attention to history, we would have known that once a disease becomes newsworthy, science gets distorted by researchers, journalists, activists and politicians eager for attention and power—and determined to silence those who challenge their fear-mongering.
created: 2021.10.04, updated: 2021.10.16