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  • Interpreting VAERs: What is the expected background death rate for the USA vaccinated population? If vaccines were given at a random time, we would expect ~7k people to die the day of vaccination by random chance alone, even if the vaccines were perfectly safe and causing no deaths, >49k to die the week of vaccination, and >210k to die within a month of vaccination.

    How much VAERS data are under-reporting actual vaccination side-effects? In November 2020, a paper was published in the journal Vaccines looking specifically at the question of estimating underreporting rates for VAERs for anaphylaxis (and Guillain Barre syndrome) for 7 different vaccines. They compared VAERs reporting rates to incident rates in the Vaccine Safety Database (VSD) network as a reference. VSD is organized by the CDC consisting of 9 healthcare organizations, shown to be representative of the USA population in many key demographic categories. This study found anaphylaxis had an URR between 1.3x to 8x, depending on the specific vaccine. See also:

  • You can understand

    We know that you never will understand and your role is to post FM FUD given to you on "the medical table". This is how Free Masons work, one of our today's largest greed and fascist mafia organizations.

    > 100'000'000 dose of the Ziverdo package have been deployed in India. > 25 mio in Uttar Pradesh alone. Cost?? 100mio...

    The non vaxx India is free of CoV-19 since up to 6 months now. No new waves. Here each wave sends some 100 billion$$ into the treasuries of FM/R/XXX :) /B.

    Why can these guys not finance a good spin doctor? Why do we have to endure this clown that believes only idiots live on India, as only idiots takes Ivermectin....?

  • At Least Three Children Die, 120 Hospitalized by Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine in Vietnam

    At Least Three Children Die, 120 Hospitalized by Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine in Vietnam
    Health officials in the Southeastern Nation of Vietnam have suspended the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine known as either BNT162b2 or

    Health officials in the Southeastern Nation of Vietnam have suspended the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine known as either BNT162b2 or Comirnaty after over 120 children were hospitalized after a group vaccination at school. The central province of Thanh Hoa has been inoculating children ages 15 to 17 since November 30, but this most recent shocking incident put a halt to the effort. Children experienced severe symptoms from nausea and high fever to difficulties breathing, reported the Central Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three children have died from an overreaction to the Pfizer vaccine in Bac Giang, a province near Hanoi, and Binh Phuoc, a province in the South, with the press there acknowledging that the cause of death was “overreaction to the vaccine.”

    Reported in multiple Vietnamese media including VN Express—yet no mainstream media—17 of the 120 or so of the adolescents and teens had severe reactions. The cohort continues to be monitored at the hospital, according to officials from the central province of Thanh Hoa. Luong Ngoc directs the CDC for the Thanh Hoa province reporting “We still have other batches, also Pfizer vaccines, so we will continue vaccinating the children.” But the batch associated with the severe reactions would be placed in storage, and surprisingly repurposed for adults, Truong suggested.

    ‘Normal Side Effects’ or Something More

    According to VN Express’ Le Hoang, the director of Ha Trung District General Hospital, Vu Van Chinh declared side effects are normal and more likely to occur in children than adults. The health director noted, “Those who have reactions or faint need to be separated so no chain reaction occurs.”

    So far in the Thanh Hoa province, the CDC has distributed about 117,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to 27 districts and towns, with a total of 56,700 doses administered, writes Le Hoang. But, the deaths are by no means typical.


    As mentioned, three children died recently from an overreaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Last week, according to local media, four workers in a shoe factory—Kim Viet Shoe in Thanh Hoa, died after the Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccination with a cause deemed as an “overreaction.”

    TrialSite suggests that this kind of information needs to be more readily available to broader groups of people, especially with child deaths. That is because children face far less risk due to hospitalization and death. Note, that this changed somewhat from the first Wuhan strain (wild type) to the more transmissible Delta variant. It is not clear yet with Omicron how severe this variant of concern will actually be. The World Health Organization reported late last week that at least so far no deaths were reported due to the new variant of concern.

    Call to Action: TrialSite has correspondents in Asia including India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, and will continue to monitor these situations.

    120 children hospitalized, province suspends Pfizer vaccine batch - VnExpress International
    Thanh Hoa has suspended the use of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine batch after over 120 students were hospitalized following their inoculation.

  • Despite Acknowledging No Proof Dr. Fauci Urges All to Get Booster to Protect Against Omicron—WHO Reports No Deaths

    Despite Acknowledging No Proof Dr. Fauci Urges All to Get Booster to Protect Against Omicron—WHO Reports No Deaths
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the White House presented

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the White House presented along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky during the Press Briefings by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials. Although Fauci could offer “no proof” that the vaccines will work on the Omicron variant of concern Fauci declared that a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should offer some amount of “cross protection” against this new variant. But why would Fauci be so fast to come to this conclusion? Given so many unknowns, from transmissibility to actual severity of the disease—which remains a big open question. America’s present top doctor declared during this press conference that the health authorities should no more within “a matter of days to weeks.” But Fauci used this forum to again emphasize the importance of using this presently unknown risk to get vaccinated. Meanwhile WHO as of late last week reported thus far no deaths from the Omicron variant of concern.

    Fauci went on to show a presentation which purports to back his claims that a booster will help with omicron, despite the acknowledged lack of any proof at this point. Fauci continued using the Delta variant as an example saying that by September:

    “Unvaccinated people in the United States had almost a six percent increased risk of getting infected and getting COVID-19 compared to fully vaccinated, and about 11-fold increased risk of being hospitalized, and a 14 increased risk of dying when you compare individual who are fully vaccinated versus unvaccinated. And this Delta.”

    Because “in vitro studies” indicate positive impact of boosters—“markedly” increasing antibody titers “against a wide range of variant” Fauci continues basically positioning that it’s better to be safe than sorry declaring:

    “One of the things we now know, and it’s becoming increasingly apparent, is that when you get a high level of antibody—and as shown in the slide in an animal model…when you look at the third dose, you increase the levels of neutralizing antibodies against all the variants.” Of course, this leads to “an increase in levels of memory B cells and T cells, which strongly suggest that boosters it will give you cross-protection against a number of variants.”

    Fauci was summarizing data from different vaccines. With Moderna in people years 18 to 64 titers rise from 55 to 872 by 28 days post the third jab which is more than the rise after the second shot. Moreover, titers increase from 32 to 708 in elderly adults (65 and up) at 28 days after the boost.

    Moreover, with BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) the third shot boosts 50% serum neutralization titers rise to 1,321 from 241 in people aged 18 to 55 while that same measurement spike to 1,479 from 123 in the elderly (age 65 to 88)—all based on data form a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    But what about existing Antibodies?

    The top doctor doesn’t utter a word about natural immunity and the risks of the vaccine, especially if people have higher amounts of antibodies. TrialSite recently covered growing reports of adverse events and the need for a COVID-19 vaccine adverse event patient advocacy organization.

    The fear here is that few have their antibodies measured. In some cases, they may already be high, and a booster could potentially trigger an overreaction. As Fauci doesn’t raise the importance of natural immunity nor systematic measurement of antibody levels prior to a third inoculation the true risk of the booster vaccine isn’t known. Moreover, we do not know if the booster vaccine will help with this new variant seemingly originating out of the southern region of Africa.

    Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials | The White House
    Via Teleconference 11:10 A.M. ESTMR. ZIENTS:  Good morning, and thanks for joining us.Today, we’ll start with Drs. Walensky and Fauci for an update

  • 28X increase in stillbirths in multiple parts of Canada But get this... it's only happening to vaccinated moms. I wonder what is causing this? Nobody has a clue.

    No big surprise: we already discussed it here in connection with data from VAERS database. It may be an evolutionary adaptation: when organism of mothers experiences immune stress it triggers miscarriage for to save mothers from additional load which increases the chance of new offspring survival as a whole: better small loss right now than bigger one later. In recent past the newborns were quite expendable material and it helped the natural adaptation a lot, like it or not.

    Funny thing is, that each shot increases the chance of adverse effects from vaccines geometrically. Which would explain why these effects evaded attention of public during first waves of vaccination, but today already not. Which brings even more intriguing question, why countries bought so many - despite claimed trust in efficiency of vaccines? Canada has 8 shots per citizen, Germany bought 10 shots per citizen and so on. At that point, that means 100% chance of miscarriage, i.e. global depopulation plan. The people organizing vaccination business have many things to explain I guess. See also:

  • 28X increase in stillbirths in multiple parts of Canada But get this... it's only happening to vaccinated moms. I wonder what is causing this? Nobody has a clue.

    UK reports a signal too - since 2 weeks. But there the FM/B mafia hides the absolute numbers....

    Why the heck do people age <50 take a free shot RNA gene therapy?? To please big daddy? All citizen of Canada and USA must be aware that no vaccine mandate does exist as it is void by definition. A gene therapy is not a vaccine!

  • Totalitarian Taffy and the New Variant

    Totalitarian Taffy and the New Variant
    Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSiteThere are overwhelming perversions

    There are overwhelming perversions in the toxicology of COVID policies. And they veer towards enabling the stripping of liberties fecklessly and pointlessly — unless creating an oppressive state structure is your aim.

    An intensivist in Linz, Austria, printed the following report, “Of all COVID patients in the ICU, about 80% are over 50 years old, and most have widely recognized risk factors such as high blood pressure, heart failure or diabetes…perhaps the planned vaccine mandates should be confined to these groups, and we should avoid raining vaccines down upon the entire population (including healthy children and adolescents). Perhaps a compromise like this would help to calm our heated social and political environment, which is urgently needed.”

    Leaving aside the policy compromise, the statistics are eloquent and crucial, very old and very sick people end up in the hospital with COVID, and they are the ones who overwhelmingly pass away. Yet the immunity to looking at these demographics (known since the outset), and focusing our floundering, “leaky” “vaccination” there if anywhere, is alarming.

    Medical bureaucrats misleadingly say “data” is uncertain, and so they cannot “prioritize” who gets treatment. We mindlessly locked up everyone on the now discredited hypothesis that we should “lock up all” to contain spread of an airborne virus that has already spread everywhere! Moreover, all the spread has been indoors, so keeping people from life-giving sunlight, ventilation and exercise has been not only factually obtuse but asinine.

    Since “breakthrough infections” occur in those beyond the “rescue” of “vaccines” who need to get off the adverse effects roller coaster, “vaccination” could only plausibly apply to the unvaccinated vulnerable (based on age and comorbidities). Mass stoppage of transmission is not plausible as these “therapeutics” playing the role of “vaccines” cannot stop transmission as now even the US CDC and even faux Fauci and Bill Gates have confirmed.

    And essentially, we are panicking based on spikes from an unreliable test (the PCR), and “infections” even if present don’t matter for the overwhelming majority. We have to finally make our peace with the fact that this is not HIV or Ebola. Most people feel sick for several days and recover — some early treatments with Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Vitamin D and they glide through. Therefore, most “vaccinations” were irrelevant even if they had worked, whereas suppressing economies, societies, other medical care, education and lives is highly, insistently relevant!

    Making Music

    Writing in Off-Guardian, musician Alison Blunt shares being asked by a German bandleader whether she would be “vaccinated” in time for the upcoming tour. If not, he announced he would have to replace her. The announcement was made with the kind of sanctimony and smugness that attends ringleaders of the totalitarian circus, or even their water carriers. How flagrantly that violates Nuremberg norms seems irrelevant as the apolitical high ground is claimed.

    Ms. Blunt replied to said bandleader (the tour goes through the current totalitarian theme parks of Austria and Germany), pointing out that “medical martial law” was being unfortunately asserted. She writes:

    “I am fortunate to have been researching for many years and I am therefore not at the mercy of propagandist mainstream news. I know how and where to check the sources of what is then spun into so-called news for the purpose of manipulating the people into obedience through brain-numbing terror.”

    Like anyone sanely mining the facts she realizes there is no real “corona crisis.” We had a flu season, a likely manipulated coronavirus, and the impact on the elderly and vulnerable has been leveraged and parlayed out of all proportion. Their deaths suddenly became grist for a “pandemic” mill. The “tests” as we’ve repeatedly pointed out in this column are not diagnostic, were not intended for mass testing of the asymptomatic (as per their own literature and the EUA given to them). The PCR “test” for the new “killer” virus was designed even before Wuhan virologists generated the “assumed” genome of the putative SARS-CoV-2 virus. This was loosely construed as being from “likely” nucleotide sequences based on previous data entered into Genbank.

    Swine Flu 2009 was a similar extravagance, but that pandemic hoax was stopped through the expertise and observations of Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health of the Council of Europe). What was devastating was that permanent damage and long-term health consequences (narcolepsy among them) had taken place by the time the expose pulled the plug. Of course, all coverage or mention in the “mainstream” media after that point, fizzled out, disappearing even faster from public consciousness than Saddam Hussein’s “WMD”.

    As we all know, after Spring/Early summer 2020, when COVID inconveniently failed to kill the numbers breathlessly forecast by Imperial College, IHME and other over-credentialed bunglers, the narrative switched from the phantom “excess mortality” (globally non-existent) to “cases” soaring (a little playful adjustment of PCR settings and discounting the statistical impact of clear “false positives” and decoupling “cases” from symptoms for the first time in medical history), which are far more amenable to legerdemain.

    Keep flashing numbers, and brains get numbed by gas-lighting and incoherent narratives, and well spiked panic porn, and the media announcing and denouncing in equal measure. Of course, they are assisted by WHO, who after the Swine Flu fiasco generously changed the definition of “pandemic” so you could declare one even without excess deaths (which had been the cornerstone of the definition prior). So thrilled has WHO been by the pyrotechnics of shifting definitions, they’ve tried the same with “immunity” and now “vaccines” (away from “cure” to “immunity” to just “protection” whatever that means).

    Clinicians on the front lines of COVID treatment with unimpeachable results have been silenced, marginalized, sued, fired from jobs, all in a desperate bid to create an impression of “unanimity” re “The Science”. And frankly, it is unanimous in terms of dealing with viral respiratory outbreaks, except that the prevailing pandemic playbook that guided everyone (CDC, UK, EU, WHO, all major universities) was tossed unceremoniously in 2020 with nary an explanation and certainly no “randomized” trials as justification.

    The new mRNA jabs, sped through unconvincing trials, are tantamount, under the guise of treatment, to using humans as guinea pigs well short of any “informed consent”. People are obliged to say “yes” to being jabbed but are not being presented with any clarity of the cost-benefit tradeoff. Why insist on experimental gene therapy for a viral strain no more lethal for 99% of the world’s population than a mild influenza strain? We cannot coherently call this an “emergency” on the mortality numbers, and 20 months later it can hardly still be “emerging” anyway.

    Ms. Blunt tells this poltroonish band leader she will not be showing any purity papers, she is entitled to live and breathe freely. Her doing so only threatens those afflicted by mass hypnosis, under the sway of cognitive dissonance, who yowl in outrage at the expression of anyone’s autonomy or when presented with facts that violate their mass media fueled virtual reality. Do not say “Sweden” or “Florida” or these days even “Japan” lest they break out in an allergic reaction.

    “Vaccine roulette” is a sick game where adverse effects may strike you down immediately, or else hours, days or even years later. And so, all of us have to assess the risks we’re undertaking and what makes up the texture of our professional and personal lives. How can we function sentiently, therefore, cocooned from the repercussions of what we are enabling and going along with?

    Yet this bandmaster wants acquiescence in ludicrous, tyrannical rules when it’s clear the vaccines don’t stave off reinfection or stop spread, so therefore they are “theater” at best, and we can only shudder at memories of “Good Germans” abdicating their integrity and common sense in the 1930s. And playing music that “transports” audiences to other worlds, while perpetuating the travesties being perpetrated today, is sad and mad.

    Are the “vaccinated” protected or not? If not by “vaccination”, why inflict it on others? If they are, why insist others follow suit? Insane anti-science posturing as highbrow public health rather than the low brow totalitarianism it is. Divide people, pound the pulpit with fear.

    The narrative continues to crack, and the house of cards is now being only kept aloft by our own servility and gullibility. Ms. Blunt writes beautifully: “On discovering music improvisation I started to understand sovereignty. Without a score, without a leader and with nothing materially external to follow, this kind of music-making can have a profound impact on life, both on and off the stage. Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand in this music-making – as in art, as in life.”

    “Nu” has become “Omicron” which is an anagram for “Moronic.”

    This “alert” comes from the same people and institutions that spawned the last COVID scare, and the one prior, and the one prior, dating all the way back to the dawn of hysteria.

    This variant, “Nu” until a few days ago, “Omicron” now has been detected in South Africa and Botswana. Statistically a non-event with over 100,000 mutations of the coronavirus and we don’t know what we don’t know.

    In Botswana it was located in the body of fully vaccinated people! Ergo, urging people to rush to get vaccinated seems unhinged. There are virtually no lab confirmed cases. PCR tests are notoriously fickle, and a surge in “cases” (really positive tests) are not grounds for any panic, as the mortality needle is the real issue. The UK has flatlined COVID related deaths for months, while continuing to have 30,000+ daily “cases” and more.

    Virologists keep telling us travel bans don’t work with airborne viruses. They do however engender unproductive panic, agitate the markets, and frighten people pointlessly into bouts of agitation.

    This too emanates from the disgraced, corrupted modeling that proselytized pointless destructive “lockdowns” to the world, Imperial College in the UK. Their modeling has been consistently shoddy, and their passion for fomenting the insanity of totalitarian measures in response to their faulty narrative creations is disquieting.

    This came in part from Tom Peacock, a postdoc at Imperial College, asserting a “really awful Spike mutation profile.” Really awful, and 10 cases as of November 24th.

    Coupled with “Peacock’s preening” an obscure scientist in South Africa jumped on the bandwagon. Affiliated with a failed university (KwaZulu-Natal), he has proclaimed his new discovery and partial mapping of the new variant. He confesses he has no idea if it will be more dangerous, but why let that inhibit capsizing a ravaged economy, while petitioning Gates and Bezos to financially rescue the country?

    But before this alarmist, was yet another South African doctor who “alerted” the scientific community to B.1.1.529 the once “Nu” now “Omicron.” But she now is seeking to dial back the reflexive panic porn. She describes the symptoms as “unusual but mild.” Ye gads, and flights cancelled, economies compromised, the halfwits running New York State declaring a “state of emergency” without one single “case” in the entire state on the basis of this?

    WHO is worried about the number of mutations and the ability to bypass “vaccines.” Since Delta already did so essentially, and likely so will future variants, this is primarily a cover up for the parody of “vaccination” these therapeutics actually represent. Dr. Angelique Coetzee saw an influx of patients in her practice in Pretoria with “symptoms that did not make immediate sense.” She is also chairwoman of the South African Medical Association and described these as “intense fatigue” and a high pulse rate in younger patients, but without the hallmark C-19 loss of taste or smell.

    “We had one very interesting case, a kid about six years old, with a temperature and a very high pulse rate…but when I followed up two days later, she was so much better.” Sounds like grounds for global upheaval and paralysis, doesn’t it? She has also explained “It presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well. She has confirmed all her patients were healthy! And her “concern” was older people with comorbidities. She of course adds that those who are “unvaccinated” in that demographic are of particular concern.

    “Science” to the rescue once more! Travel bans imposed, and critically needed South African tourism revenue will be a casualty if the panic narrative isn’t restrained. While nothing has happened other than a few announcements, the cry for imposing restrictions on the “unvaccinated” rings out even when the precise reason for concern is that “vaccines” won’t help with “OmiUltron”, just as they flailed against Delta, as they are the equivalent of last year’s flu shot. So, whatever you do, creating a “vaccination dividing line” doesn’t make sense. So, the theory is while “vaccines” have not stopped spread in Germany, Singapore, the UK, they somehow will in South Africa?

    Again, the Botswana discovery came from fully vaccinated travelers, and in the last one month there have been zero COVID related deaths in Botswana! How terrifying is that? It is also very likely “vaccinations” are empowering mutations, as the virus will seek evolution that bypasses the nature of spike protein resistance fielded by the “vaccines. Since Africa has had no COVID crisis, and only more of a showing where there is greater vaccination, running the risk of viral breakthrough for the dubious benefits of “the jab” makes no sense.

    Please note these fear mongers should have little credibility with you. There are ample treatment options they suppress, for which there is no rational downside. They work or they don’t. Easy to test and to demonstrate. And they have overwhelming success rates in India, Indonesia, Mexico, now Japan, parts of the US and so many other parts of the globe. So, by what right is oppression demanded for experimental treatments with incomplete safety data and adverse effects galore and which everyone admits don’t stop spread? Why assume there is some secret trove of scientific validation “they” possess that you don’t? They certainly would have shared it by now to facilitate compliance.

    Let’s exercise responsible citizenship, ask for facts, observe the mortality needle, demand the right to use treatments with impeccable safety profiles, trust to the long-term benefits of natural immunity, and refuse to enable the gulags and wastelands these panic purveyors keep peddling.

    You can’t Keep a Good Anti-Parasitic Down

    You have only to check in with Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Mexico, Indonesia, now Japan (which has announced it is getting off the pharma unmerry-go-round and utilizing Ivermectin which has demonstrated its efficacy there once more) to reconfirm the exceptional benefits of this Nobel Prize winning drug. Since 1992 only 5000 roughly adverse effects from close to 4 billion doses (as per WHO’s own database, compared to the C-19 “vaccines” which in one year have over “two million” as per the same WHO database!

    However, the desperation to avoid Ivermectin upsetting the pharma profit orgy magnifies. Here is a galling, graphic recent instance (reported by Mary Beth Pfeiffer). Sun Ng, retired contractor from Hong Kong, travels to Illinois for his granddaughter’s first birthday. He catches COVID and is near-death in a Chicago area hospital. With every other option exhausted, and at the brink of death, Ivermectin was proposed.

    It is FDA approved, though for COVID, it’s an off-label use. The hospital refused, a valiant doctor helped the family take the case urgently to court, where a judge asked the only relevant question: “What’s the downside?” Everything else had been tried, he was in ICU.

    Edward Hospital desperately argued: there could be side effects (you have to contain yourself from expletives), ordering IVM would violate its policies (letting someone die is fine), the judge forcing the issue would be judicial over-reach.

    The judge wisely disagreed: he was simply asking the hospital to stand aside, and Dr. Bain to have emergency privileges to administer the medicine. After further legal stratagems were exhausted, Dr. Bain, an internist, administered 24 milligrams from November 8th to 12th. Within 5 days Mr. Ng was off the ventilator, by the 16th, breathing without supplemental oxygen.

    The hospital continues to appeal the order after it has been carried out and the patient has been rescued from the precipice, where at that stage, on a ventilator, he had at most a 10-15% chance of survival. The judge, grounded in the kind of fact-based reality we’ve been advocating simply read the potential side effects: “Generally well tolerated, some dizziness possible, some nausea/diarrhea.” As the judge said, “The risks are so minimal that Mr. Ng’s current situation outweighs that risk by one-hundredfold.”

    It took 3 decisions, 4 court appearances, and a moot appeal. Other families would just be defeated by the cost of the litigation. This was even more of an Ivermectin testimonial, as its primary efficacy is early on, in the viral phase of the illness. But here it also quelled the fire of late-stage inflammation and lowered the progression of stiffened lungs (pulmonary fibrosis).

    Something beautiful happened, and something ugly abounds that makes this so remarkable.

    It’s Time to Get Past the Taffy

    We are at a terrifying crossroads, and my prayer is that more and more activist citizens in more and more countries see it for what it is and rattle the cages of collective complacency, and we together, vocally, passionately and legally, opt out.

    Mindless backfiring lockdowns, pointless oxygen stifling masks, travel restrictions that keep us from interaction and community, education and childhood neutered, it has all brought us to this moment, where in the US over a million children ages 5 to 11 were injected, in an incoherent frenzy, with the mRNA “vaccine”.

    Parents obliviously offered up their children on the altar of Big Pharma. And addled parents clutching their children saying “thank you science” are awash on social media. And though you can show the drivel behind it, put up graphs, show stats, point to Asia and Africa, highlight surges of children with myocarditis, demonstrate how Pfizer lied and hid data to skew trials, it doesn’t matter. This is akin to a medieval trance, a dark, devastating theology, impervious to cross-examination. They don’t even need to “silence” the outrage, because the hypnotic trance is there, and unthinking parents rushed to abdicate the rights of their children.

    As for saying “kids like masking” or other garbage, kids are brought up to go along, to fit in, to not be excluded. A mask means you’ve grown up to be like the “cool kids.” Parents otherwise can’t keep their jobs many of them, or actually get kids into school. And with our children increasingly detached from “the old ways” embodied by those who lived them, were versed in them and who honored them, we will be left with digital conformity and the virtual “metaverse.” It is time to almost rediscover the classics: religious texts, literature, quaint things like essays, and traditions, and liturgy. Today it’s all taffy.

    Karen Hunt describes going to Bolivia and she was actually vaccinated against Yellow Fever. No one told her she could still get sick. Because this was real vaccination: stimulating the immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person through that immunity from that disease.

    A single dose of Yellow Fever vaccination (available for more than 80 years) provides lifelong protection for virtually everyone. It is a live, weakened form of the virus given as a single shot. And Yellow Fever is actually dangerous!

    When words and ideas and meanings become taffy, so do we. The illness we face is knowing and saying one thing and meaning something else, or just being meaningless and agenda-advancing. Children being given puberty blockers to put them in thrall to the pharmaceutical industry. Pedophiles being called “Minor Attracted Persons”. Fauci defining away the prohibited “gain of function” …as Rand Paul challenged him pointing out meanings don’t cease to exist because you fiddle with definitions on a website. And while we gamble away civilization, fraud Fauci is shown on Sesame Street vaccinating Santa Claus! Well, maybe we deserve our fates…

    But against this, there are millions of outraged everyday folk, not prepared to head into a pathologized totalitarian oblivion. This undertaking depends on cloaking (however unconvincingly) its aims in public health. Unlike ideologies of the past that were proud of their fascism, or wore totalitarianism on their badges, today we claim we are only purging those who are keeping us at risk. But underneath: “The fanatical pursuit of total control, absolute ideological uniformity, and the elimination of all dissent…”

    So, our arguing “medicine” plays into their hands. We had to debunk any claim of legitimacy there first. But we have to now swivel to asking if any elected politicians are actually competent to tell us when and where and how we can exercise those basic freedoms we never gave away, but only elected them to safeguard and to advance? And not by silencing us, or locking us up, or setting up internment camps.

    Even China, Saudi Arabia, overtly controlled societies, have ideologies, secular or religious, that purport to advance the aims of their citizens, and to some extent have to do so to validate themselves. The more societies start to fail, the more corrupt versions of global capitalism reveal themselves to be incompetent as a governing methodology, then there is danger, as people may wish to reclaim discretion. So, fear is quickly trotted out, there is always a “crisis” on hand that requires intervention.

    Try to go grocery shopping in much of the world without a mask, you will be removed from the premises, despite its futility and uselessness and utter irrelevance in terms of outcomes as shown in jurisdiction after jurisdiction. In much of Europe for protesting, water cannons and rubber bullets and toxic sprays and being beaten (all known of course to be surefire COVID cures) are readily forthcoming. Churches in Canada, Synagogues in Australia, can merit raids, media being alerted, police action. Because of a viral strain virtually everyone recovers from!

    Let’s call totalitarianism by its name. And say “yes” to life, liberty and the pursuit of your humanity instead. As long as we keep shining the light, the fraud cannot ultimately, finally be sustained. The more the light, the more we win. “In the beginning was the Word.” Let’s safeguard that.

  • UK reports a signal too - since 2 weeks. But there the FM/B mafia hides the absolute numbers....

    Why the heck do people age <50 take a free shot RNA gene therapy?? To please big daddy? All citizen of Canada and USA must be aware that no vaccine mandate does exist as it is void by definition. A gene therapy is not a vaccine!

    Fact Check-mRNA vaccines are distinct from gene therapy, which alters recipient’s genes
    Vaccines that use mRNA technology are not gene therapy because they do not alter your genes, experts have told Reuters after contrary claims were posted online.

  • Interpreting VAERs: What is the expected background death rate for the USA vaccinated population? If vaccines were given at a random time, we would expect ~7k people to die the day of vaccination by random chance alone, even if the vaccines were perfectly safe and causing no deaths, >49k to die the week of vaccination, and >210k to die within a month of vaccination.

    How much VAERS data are under-reporting actual vaccination side-effects? In November 2020, a paper was published in the journal Vaccines looking specifically at the question of estimating underreporting rates for VAERs for anaphylaxis (and Guillain Barre syndrome) for 7 different vaccines. They compared VAERs reporting rates to incident rates in the Vaccine Safety Database (VSD) network as a reference. VSD is organized by the CDC consisting of 9 healthcare organizations, shown to be representative of the USA population in many key demographic categories. This study found anaphylaxis had an URR between 1.3x to 8x, depending on the specific vaccine. See also:

    Zephir is polite and apparently cognitively functioning (although selectively not engaging in debate) hence a reply to his anti-vax memes.

    Of course - if you are a global conspiracy antivaxxer neither will help you. I, and all these links with normal journalism, will be seen as part of the coverup...

    Canada still-births

    Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines are not causing a rise in stillbirths in Canada |
    A conspiracy theory circulating online claims stillbirths are rising in Canada after women receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But the facts tell a very different…

    VAERS stuff

    Interpreting VAERs: What is the expected background death rate for the USA vaccinated population?
    VAERs is an open reporting system put together by the FDA and CDC for people to enter in adverse events after vaccination for post approval safety assessments.…

  • because they do not alter your genes, experts have told Reuters after contrary claims were posted online.

    Children should definitely not cut & paste nonsense from Facebook here into a science forum.

    A gene therapy delivers genetic information to a cell.

    Altering a cell has a different name, children never will learn on Facebook

    Altering genes is named Gen editing!

    Today fact checker's are a mean to convince the brainless only...

  • Did Wyttenclown read the article or just the headline...?

    Scientists told Reuters that while mRNA vaccines can be considered “genetic-based therapy” because they use genetic code from COVID-19, they are not technically gene therapy. This is because the mRNA does not change the body’s genetic makeup.

    Why mRNA vaccines aren't gene therapies - Genomics Education Programme
    We bust another Covid-19 myth – this time about how mRNA vaccines work – in our latest blog post

  • Our clown links fake studies from Norway a highly relevant country...

    Please can you link the Canada data that has been discussed??

    I posted a link from Canadian journalists, who checked in the hospitals that claimed this flood of still-births.

    Now: these claims were made-up social media circulated memes - alas I do not use that type of social media and do not have them.

    If however I did have them I can't see that would get us further. Even if individual numbers were correct (on past history not true for antivaxxer fantasies) the context would be missing to make sense of them. Those who have followed the details here know how much raw facts can mislead, and why context and analysis is needed - that applies whether the raw facts claim COVID vaccines have no side effects (false), or claim that 1 in 10 people drops like a fly after a jab (false) or something ion between.

    Whereas that study linked has the relevant context, and is from non-politically biased researchers.

    I realise that antivaxxers on this thread are not interested in what I say: they can reasonably (given their world view) dimiss anything from me, and 99% of the world's free press, as people who are corrupted by a global conspiracy.

    There are many on this thread - I guess - who are not so enmeshed in conspiracy theories and they will like details.

    1% of the world is quite enough to generate a virulent and self-validating set of memes on the internet...


  • And for some contextually balanced discussion of still-births:

    Covid: Stillbirth and prematurity risks may be higher in pregnancy
    The overall risks remain low for pregnant women but coronavirus may increase stillbirths, a study suggests.

    (an intro - but it is journalism - you need the paper)


    Fetal death (adjusted odds ratio, 2.21; 95% confidence interval, 1.58–3.11; P<.001) and preterm birth (adjusted odds ratio, 2.17; 95% confidence interval, 1.96–2.42; P<.001) occurred more frequently in women with SARS-CoV-2 infection than those without. The risk of preeclampsia or eclampsia (adjusted odds ratio, 1.55; 95% confidence interval, 1.29–1.85; P<.001), birth by emergency cesarean delivery (adjusted odds ratio, 1.63; 95% confidence interval, 1.51–1.76; P<.001), and prolonged admission after birth (adjusted odds ratio, 1.57; 95% confidence interval, 1.44–1.72; P<.001) were significantly higher for women with SARS-CoV-2 infection than those without. There were no significant differences (P>.05) in the rate of other maternal outcomes. The risk of neonatal adverse outcome (adjusted odds ratio, 1.45; 95% confidence interval, 1.27–1.66; P<.001), need for specialist neonatal care (adjusted odds ratio, 1.24; 95% confidence interval, 1.02–1.51; P=.03), and prolonged neonatal admission after birth (adjusted odds ratio, 1.61; 95% confidence interval, 1.49–1.75; P<.001) were all significantly higher for infants with mothers with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. When the analysis was restricted to pregnancies delivered at term (≥37 weeks), there were no significant differences in neonatal adverse outcome (P=.78), need for specialist neonatal care after birth (P=.22), or neonatal readmission within 4 weeks of birth (P=.05). Neonates born at term to mothers with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were more likely to have prolonged admission after birth (21.1% compared with 14.6%; adjusted odds ratio, 1.61; 95% confidence interval, 1.49–1.75; P<.001).

    Now frankly that is an observational study (as it must be) and proves very little unless very carefully controlled for all conflating factors.

    In this case there are many possible ways that premature birth could be linked to COVID infection without a direct causal link.

    The study did adjust for many of these factors but as always it is easy to miss something. So this is an indication only.

  • It says it all...

    And unlike the antivaxxer stuff it is a question.

    Are the FDA’s VRBPAC and the CDC’s ACIP hopelessly compromised by conflicts of interest over COVID-19 vaccines?
    Here in the US, as Sunday of a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend rolled around, I was debating what to write about or even if to update and recycle a post from…

    Far be it from me to deny that financial COIs are important and should be disclosed, even if they are small. I cringe whenever I hear colleagues claim that their judgment is not at all affected by tangible rewards, be they financial or just meals or pharma tchotchkes like pens, mugs, or folders. Such denial is usually based in hubris, the belief that one is immune to normal human tendencies that research has demonstrated again and again. Issues of regulatory capture and “revolving doors” between academia, government, and pharma are real concerns.

    That being said, it is not real-world practical solutions to these problems that RFK Jr. is looking for when he castigates ACIP and VRBPAC members as mindless pharma shills who’ve sold out our children. Among the issues of research and consulting payments from pharma that some of the members of these two committees have received (which make up a shockingly small proportion of the two articles), he basically tries to poison the well against everybody by throwing anything he can find against the wall and seeing if it will stick, including trying to tar anyone whose university has ever accepted research funding from a pharmaceutical company (related to vaccines or not), the Gates Foundation, or any other foundation that RFK Jr. deems to be evil, whether the member received any of that funding or not. Again, I’ve been at the receiving end of this tactic in my own way, even though I never received even a tiny portion of the largess that my university received. I refer to the “law of contagion” from homeopathy to describe this, because that’s what it reminds me of. Apparently if a university has ever been in contact with pharmaceutical company money, it is hopelessly compromised, and therefore every one of its faculty is hopelessly compromised. That is patently ridiculous, but antivaxxers eat it up.

    Finally, given the current capitalist society that we have, no major scientific breakthrough can be turned into a widely available medical product or device that can benefit the populace without the involvement of pharmaceutical and device companies. As a result, the heaviest hitters in medicine and medical science will often have consulted for or received research funding from pharmaceutical or device companies, sometimes substantial amounts, just because they want to see their discoveries turned into medicines, vaccines, or devices that benefit humanity. There are a number of possible responses to this issue, such as more public funding of research, with government and universities getting a share of the returns from any products developed, as well as more rigorous reporting of potential financial conflicts of interest. Again, practical, workable, real-world solutions to real issues are not what RFK Jr. is about. What he is about is demonizing VRBPAC and ACIP members as greedy pharma drones who decided to issue an EUA for the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11 not because they believed that the data show that the benefits outweigh the risks, but rather because of greed.

    That’s because part of the central conspiracy of the antivaccine movement is that no one can ever be pro-vaccine because of a rational evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio of vaccinating. It must be because they are blinded by ideology or in the pockets of big pharma, and these CHD articles reflect that. In fact, I would say that it is RFK Jr. and his antivaccine propagandists who should be shunned, not any of the members of VRBPAC or ACIP.

  • Ideas recycled continuously here:

    Regulators on vaccine safety are corrupted and not to be trusted

    You cannot rule out that some conflicts of interest exist. You can however look at regulators throughout the free world. They will not all, or even most, be so influenced. You can see different amounts of hesitation in who to allow to have vaccines - the UK much more careful than the US. In the end at the very low levels of risk it is country-specific and political factors that can sway a decision one way of the other. You can be annoyed if denied vaccines for your children that will undoubtedly secure for them more schooling. More difficult to be annoyed if your children are allowed vaccination since no-one is mandating this for children.

    VAERS etc shows vaccine deaths vastly undercounted by official figures

    Just wrong. Provably so. And based mostly on total statistical illiteracy.

    Lockdowns, masks, etc are part of a global conspiracy to control your minds

    Many apparently sane people believe this. I guess it goes with tin-foil hats. I fully accept there is a debate about freedom versus regulation - especially now we know COVID will be with us for a long time. It is essentially a political debate.

    I'd distrust anyone who cannot see both sides of the "what do we mandate" debate. I'd distrust anyone who thinks they can be mind-controlled by being asked to wear a mask.

    COVID vaccines don't work - and don't last long

    It is true that they reduce in efficacy, and true that with delta they work a lot less well than against original variant. We have never yet tried out reformulated spike-only vaccines, so don't know how well they would work. We don't know how well vaccines will work against omicron - initial data says that prior delta infection does not protect against infection.

    Both vaccines and prior infection seem to protect against severe disease, with luck that will still be true for omicron but if not a reformulated vaccine can be made.

    We should expect, because of variants or efficacy waning, a COVID vaccine shot at least once/year. Like Flu. I'm hoping that with some prior infection or vaccination COVID will be no worse than Flu - but I expect it will stay worse even then for quite a while. Worse, but tolerable with everyone vaccinated or prior-infected.

    I think the jury is out on whether prior infection or vaccination works better against future disease - the answer will depend on age, variant, and time from vax or infection. It is obvious that vaccination before infection reduces overall risk. A lot.

    Stop fear-mongering - COVID is like Flu, anything else is politics

    I have some sympathy with this. In the UK we have a very stretched Heath Service running at capacity. Even small amounts of extra burden in winter from COVID will push it over the edge. Flu can do that as well if bad. The two together? Worse. And without very good vaccination COVID puts much higher pressure on hospitals than Flu. Other countries will have different positions.

    In the end the balance in countries between safety and freedom is political. It must be so. And reasonable people can argue both sides.

    It is just that the anti-vaxxer arguments are neither side of this - and do not hold water.

  • I'd just point out that apparently sane and normal people like Shane D seem to be well sold on the antivaxxer memes - it is worrying.

    It is a false equivalence to claim no science skill but then credit conspiracy-driven fringe antivax memes the same as mainstream views of doctors. Similarly ivermectin (most doctors and research scientsist think the establishment view - this is experimental and unproven - is correct).

  • that applies whether the raw facts claim COVID vaccines have no side effects (false),

    Who ever said that? Everyone knows the vaccines have side effects. It has been widely reported in the news. Every authoritative website says there are side effects. You have to sign a paper acknowledging the likely side effects before they give you shot. Roughly half the people I have spoken with said they had side effects, ranging from feeling ill for a day to several days. I think just about everyone gets a sore arm for a day or two.

    The only question has been: Are there serious side effects? The worst ones from the mRNA vaccines seem to be myocarditis. Fortunately, it seems to get better in a few days with no permanent damage.

    What are the vaccines’ side effects? - Mayo Clinic