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.
A total of 978 specimens were provided by 95 participants, of whom 78 (82%) were fully vaccinated and 17 (18%) were not fully vaccinated. No significant differences were detected in duration of RT-PCR positivity among fully vaccinated participants (median: 13 days) versus those not fully vaccinated (median: 13 days; p=0.50), or in duration of culture positivity (medians: 5 days and 5 days; p=0.29).
"Vaccines, actually, at least with regard to SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus] can do better than nature," Fauci, America's leading infectious disease expert, said.
9/15/21, Washington Post: Natural immunity to covid is powerful. Policymakers seem afraid to say so.
More than 15 studies have demonstrated the power of immunity acquired by previously having the virus. A 700,000-person study from Israel two weeks ago found that those who had experienced prior infections were 27 times less likely to get a second symptomatic covid infection than those who were vaccinated.
1/19/22, The White House: Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference
You're protected very well with two shots, if it's the Pfizer — anyway, you're protected. 📺
1/12/22, news.com.au: Pfizer boss says two doses provide 'limited protection, if any' against Omicron
Albert Bourla made the comments in an interview with Yahoo Finance after the company announced a new Omicron-specific version of the vaccine would be ready by March, with doses already being manufactured. "We know that the two doses of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any," Dr Bourla said. 📺
Top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday the vast majority of Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should receive a booster shot, and that an additional dose could eventually become the country's standard for determining who is fully vaccinated.
"Blanket booster programs are likely to prolong the pandemic, rather than ending it, by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunity to spread and mutate," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing. ... "No country can boost its way out of the pandemic," he said.
8/5/21, U.S. News: Why COVID-19 Vaccines Should Not Be Required for All Americans
The risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 in kids ages 5 to 17 is 0.3 per million for the week ending July 24, 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We also know that the risk of hospitalization after the second vaccine dose due to myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is about 50 per million in that same age group.
10/1/21, New York Times: California to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines for All Students as Soon as Next Fall
Children from kindergarten to 12th grade in both public and private schools will be required to be inoculated against the coronavirus once the F.D.A. gives full approval.
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.
[A] study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that closing all of a state's schools was associated with a drastic decrease in both Covid-19 cases and deaths.
11/1/21, The Telegraph: School closures 'did not significantly reduce Covid spread'
There is "no evidence" that school closures significantly reduced the spread of Covid, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Nature Medicine, used data from Japan, where each municipality is responsible for the closure of schools in their areas.
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: 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.
10/21/21, New York Post: NIH admits US funded gain-of-function in Wuhan — despite Fauci's denials
The National Institutes of Health has stunningly admitted to funding gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at China's Wuhan lab — despite Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly insisting to Congress that no such thing happened.
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."
12/5/20, BBC: Joe Biden: Covid vaccination in US will not be mandatory
President-elect Joe Biden says Americans won't be forced to take a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available in the US.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, thinks passengers should also be subject to a vaccine mandate in order to fly.
9/2/21, New York Times: We Work at the A.C.L.U. Here's What We Think About Vaccine Mandates.
Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties? Some who have refused vaccination claim as much. We disagree. ... In fact, far from compromising civil liberties, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties.
9/7/21, The Atlantic: Why the ACLU Flip-Flopped on Vaccine Mandates
A dozen years ago... The organization's New York chapter said that individuals "have a constitutional right to bodily autonomy," and that ordering people to choose between a vaccine and losing their job "is coercive, invasive and unjustifiably intrudes upon their fundamental rights."
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 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.
12/21/21, The Guardian: Omicron is spreading at an alarming rate, and there's no solid evidence it's 'milder'
Even if, and it is an exceedingly big if, Omicron is milder than Delta, that is no reason to relax.
A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home.
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
9/30/21, Vermont Daily Chronicle: 76% of September Covid-19 deaths are vax breakthroughs
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
11/25/21, AP News: Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate
11/25/21, Newsweek: COVID Cases Are Surging in the Five Most Vaccinated States
12/24/21, Washington Post: Coronavirus outbreak sidelines ship whose crew is fully immunized, Navy says
12/29/21, Brussels Times: Belgian scientific base in Antarctica engulfed by Covid-19 despite strict measures
5/26/21, Reuters: Belgium halts J&J COVID vaccine for under 41s after first EU death
6/13/21, Taipei Times: COVID-19: Vaccine recipient died of heart attack, CECC says
6/19/21, The Straits Times: Woman who died a day after Covid-19 jab had heart attack, wasn't allergic to vaccine: MOH
6/28/21, The Hindu: 'I blame myself for vaccinating wife'
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
10/18/21, Journal of Korean Medical Science: Myocarditis-induced Sudden Death after BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination in Korea: Case Report Focusing on Histopathological Findings
10/29/21, Bangkok Post: Army conscript dies after jab
10/30/21, The Korea Herald: Probe underway into teenager's death after vaccination
11/26/21, The Telegraph: Sufferer of rare AstraZeneca blood clots died a 'hero', says husband
12/2/21, The Telegraph: Scientists discover 'smoking gun' link between AstraZeneca vaccine and lethal blood clots
12/19/21, Reuters: New Zealand links 26-year-old man's death to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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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11/4/79, CBS News: 60 Minutes Mike Wallace Exposes the 1976 Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine Injuries. Air date retrieved via New York Times, November 4, 1979, Page 45, Late TV Listings:
"60 Minutes": Report on aftermath of Government swine‐flu innoculation program
The company will pay a criminal fine of $1.195 billion, the largest criminal fine ever imposed in the United States for any matter. Pharmacia & Upjohn will also forfeit $105 million, for a total criminal resolution of $1.3 billion. In addition, Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act...
8/20/20, BMJ: Covid-19: Less haste, more safety
[W]e are heading for vaccines that reduce severity of illness rather than protect against infection, provide only short lived immunity...Instead of long term, effective disease prevention it could become a suboptimal chronic treatment. This would be good for business but bad for global public health.
12/27/20, Boston Herald: Fauci falters on consistent coronavirus message
Fauci, has, since March, engaged in a number of deliberate half-truths and distortions regarding public health that have likely had disastrous consequences for the public trust in scientific and medical expertise.
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.
There was a 22.3 percent spike in ER trips for potential suicides by children aged 12 to 17 in summer 2020 compared to 2019, according to findings published in the CDC's "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." That trend seemed to continue into this recently completed academic year as visits were up by 39.1 percent this winter, compared to the previous winter, the report said.
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.
9/27/21, Miami Herald: Why did CDC change its definition for 'vaccine'? Agency explains move as skeptics lurk
Before the change, the definition for "vaccination" read, "the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease." Now, the word "immunity" has been switched to "protection."
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.
10/4/21, UC Davis: Viral Loads Similar Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People
A new study from the University of California, Davis, Genome Center, UC San Francisco and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub shows no significant difference in viral load between vaccinated and unvaccinated people who tested positive for the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
California is insisting that school children get vaccinated, while simultaneously fighting to protect prison guards from a vaccine mandate, because students, who are at very low risk of serious COVID-19 complications compared to older age brackets, don't have a public sector union with deep pockets. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), the state's powerful prison guard union, donated $1.75 million to Newsom's recall defense.
10/20/21, The Telegraph: Covid likely to be fatal 'only for the very old and already infirm'
[T]he average age of death in the vaccinated was 85, and that on average each person had five underlying illnesses when they caught Covid. In contrast, the average age of death among the unvaccinated was 78, with those people having four pre-existing conditions on average.
10/28/21, Reuters: UK study finds vaccinated people easily transmit Delta variant in households
[T]he Delta variant is continuing to cause high COVID-19 case numbers around the world, even in countries with high vaccination rates.
Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer's pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raise questions about data integrity and regulatory oversight.
11/2/21, Brownstone Institute: A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies
An Israeli study by Gazit et al. found that the vaccinated have a 27 times higher risk of symptomatic infection than the Covid recovered. At the same time, the vaccinated were nine times more likely to be hospitalized for Covid. In contrast, a CDC study by Bozio et al. claims that the Covid recovered are five times more likely to be hospitalized for Covid than the vaccinated. Both studies cannot be right. I have worked on vaccine epidemiology since I joined the Harvard faculty almost two decades ago as a biostatistician. I have never before seen such a large discrepancy between studies that are supposed to answer the same question. In this article, I carefully dissect both studies, describe how the analyses differ, and explain why the Israeli study is more reliable.
11/8/21, The Hill: Senior NIH expert pushes back on growing vaccine mandates
Matthew Memoli favors vaccinations in vulnerable populations but argues population level vaccination could hinder the development of a natural, robust immunity gained through infection.
11/8/21, Boston Herald: McCaughey: New vax science shows mandates unwise
The groundbreaking findings in Lancet show that fully vaccinated people who came down with COVID infected others in their household at the same rate (about 25%) as unvaccinated people did (about 23%). The vaccinated had just as much viral load in their upper respiratory tract, making them just as contagious. The British researchers also found that vaccinated people were only somewhat less likely to contract the virus (25%) compared with the unvaccinated (38%). That conflicts with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data showing the vaccinated are far less likely to contract COVID.
11/9/21, National Review: Video Resurfaces of Fauci Warning 'Household Contact' with AIDS Patients Could Put Kids at Risk
In the context of a conversation about childhood infections, Fauci speculates that "if the close contact of a child is a household contact, perhaps there will be a certain number of cases of individuals who are just living with and in close contact with someone with AIDS, or at risk of AIDS, who does not necessarily have to have intimate sexual contact or share a needle, but just the ordinary close contact that one sees in normal interpersonal relations."
11/19/21, AP News: Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster
[T]here is something "mysterious" going on in Africa that is puzzling scientists, said Wafaa El-Sadr, chair of global health at Columbia University. "Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better," she said.
12/7/21, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Evolution Revealing Vaccine-Resistant Mutations in Europe and America
By tracking the evolutionary trajectories of vaccine-resistant mutations in more than 2.2 million SARS-CoV-2 genomes, we reveal that the occurrence and frequency of vaccine-resistant mutations correlate strongly with the vaccination rates in Europe and America.
12/19/21, New York Times: Most of the World's Vaccines Likely Won't Prevent Infection From Omicron
...Covid vaccines used in most of the world offer almost no defense against becoming infected by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
1/3/22, Daily Telegraph: Patients in hospital for labour, broken bones being counted as Covid-19 cases
[A] significant proportion of people classified as Covid-19 hospitalisations in NSW are in reality being admitted for other illnesses or injuries but happen to also have the virus, exclusive government data shows.
A leading expert who helped create the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine said Tuesday that giving everyone in the world booster shots multiple times a year is not feasible. ... Pollard also stressed the "need to target the vulnerable" going forward, rather than administering doses to everyone age 12 and older. More data is needed to ascertain "whether, when and how often those who are vulnerable will need additional doses," he said.
Biden's COVID-19 policy continues to ignore a torrent of evidence undercutting its mandates.
Emails to Dr Anthony Fauci show 'likely' explanation identified at start of coronavirus pandemic, but there were worries about saying so
...case rates have been lower in unvaccinated individuals than the single, double, or even triple-jabbed since Omicron became the dominant variant...
1/13/22, The Brussels Times Moderna no longer used to vaccinate under-31s
People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than vaccines against that variant, California and New York health officials reported on Wednesday.
1/19/22, The Telegraph High Covid death rates skewed by people who died from other causes, admits Sajid Javid
Daily reported Covid death figures are too high because people are dying from conditions unrelated to the virus after testing positive, Sajid Javid has admitted.
created: 2021.10.04, updated: 2022.01.23