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☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Friday, November 12, 2021 ☙ COVID COINCIDENCES 🦠
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It’s Friday! Florida’s special legislative session starts Monday and C&C will bring you updates throughout the week. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, today’s roundup includes: All Florida school districts are now in compliance; A California school district becomes NON compliant; newly-appeared Governor Newsom extends the state of emergency, again; the EU investigates more safe and effective side effects; clinical trials show the mABs provide durable and long-lasting protection; UK breakthroughs increase; Europe sees super-high infection rates, except for one country; Vermont sees nine times more injected than uninjected deaths; Covid coincidences in Cuyahoga; a pro-vax Florida democrat candidate gives up the ghost; nationwide hospitals are swamped — but definitely NOT overwhelmed; and two more state school board associations de-associate with the NSBA.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 The Daily Caller reported that the last three rebellious school districts in Florida have now dropped their mandates and come into compliance with the State. After all the dishonorable bluster, the final trio — Alachua, Miami-Dade, and Broward — caved under pressure and voted to follow state health guidance this week. In an email to staff, Alachua Superintendent Carlee Simon also said that teachers could unmask starting December 6, but asked them to wear the germ rags anyway, because “we know that masks remain a simple, effective layer of protection.”
WE know? Who’s this “we,” kemosabe? So much for science, I guess. Now’s it’s just “we.”
Daily Caller Link: https://tinyurl.com/3a3j532z (can you find the surprise?).
📚 Now, on the other hand, a Northern California school district has voted to defy Governor Newsom’s injection mandate for kids. The Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) school board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to not “enforce, support, or comply” with the mandate. They noted that they could be subject to sanctions and even prosecution, but they did it anyway. So … will all the people who argued that Florida’s defiant school boards should have been left alone by the state stand up for the CUSD board now? Somehow, I just don’t think so. But I’m hopefully waiting!
🔥 Back from his extended trick-or-treat session, candy-craving California Governor Gavin Newsom signed ANOTHER extension of the Golden State’s state of emergency yesterday. You know, the emergency that he just took an un-announced un-explained two-week holiday from. That emergency. Anyway. The extension — like prior ones — was by executive fiat. What does California even NEED a legislature for? It’s like your appendix, a useless leftover evolutionary appendage.
Reporters have started asking Newsom about his Halloween story and he’s bragging like crazy about his parenting skills. When asked why he called his absence a ‘family obligation,’ he said “Well, I don’t know if it’s an ‘obligation’ to spend time with your kids, but…” See? He’s just a good parent. Better than you, anyway. Not a good Governor, but you can’t have everything, can you?
💉 Now, I know you’re going to have trouble believing this, but try to stay with me here. Europe’s version of the FDA confirmed yesterday that it is investigating possible links between a rare blood disorder and the Moderna shot. I know, I know, the drugs are totally safe and effective, just like Fauci said, so how can this be? The condition—known as Clarkson’s disease or “capillary leak syndrome”—can result in a sharp drop in blood pressure that can cause organ failure or even death.
“Like all medicines,” the European agency said, “this vaccine can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them.” Oh. It CAN cause side effects. Thanks for letting us know NOW. Sadly, this information might have been helpful about ten months ago. But, hey, better late than never, right?
💊 Regeneron announced this week that a single dose of its monoclonal antibody cocktail reduces the risk of getting Covid by 81.6% in late-stage trials The protective effect lasts for at least eight months after treatment. That’s four times as long as the injections. The CDC responded to the news saying, “Meh. That’s just a horse dewormer or something. We like the jabs.”
💉 Weirdly, the injections seem to work differently in other countries than in the United States. According to the latest UK report, infection rates in the fully-injected are higher than infection rates in the uninjected for most age groups. Younger people, including kids, were the only group with higher infection rates per 100,000. Those are also the groups with the lowest injection rates. An odd Covid coincidence, don’t you think?
📈 New COVID cases per capita are surging to all-time highs throughout the European Union — despite mask mandates and strict vaccine passport rules and travel restrictions— except Sweden, which never had a lockdown, or passports, and ended all its restrictions months ago. So. Another Covid coincidence.
📈 Meanwhile, last week the Vermont Daily Chronicle reported that “76% of September Covid-19 deaths are tax breakthroughs.” Only 8 of September’s 33 Covid deaths were uninjected. Covid coincidences. And hey, you can’t make a spinach frittata without busting a few eggs open, right? It’s just collateral damage for the greater good, or something. The important thing to remember is that their deaths would have been EVEN WORSE without the jabs.
🔥 Back on August 16, the Cuyahoga, Ohio County Court voted to mandate the jabs for all employees, with a deadline to be fully injected of November 15. Over a two-week period between September 28 and October 7, THREE Cuyahoga judges kicked the bucket suddenly and unexpectedly: Judge Larry A. Jones (Oct. 7), Judge Nancy McDonnell (Sept. 28), and Judge Joseph Russo (Oct. 2). Now, I’m a lawyer, not a mathematician, but that seems kind of unlikely. Could be another Covid coincidence. One thing the injections are really good at is causing coincidences.
🔥 Richard Rowe, democrat Florida House District 23 candidate from Ocala, experienced a Covid coincidence when he suddenly shuffled off this mortal coil last week while walking his dog, Gizmo. He keeled over, dead before he hit the ground. He was 41. His twitter history is a little … unfortunate. He didn’t like people who don’t take jabs. On July 22, he tweeted, “No no. F**k off. If you’re an anti mask anti-vaxxer, I don’t give a sh*t what happens to you…” Back in February, he tweeted, “New poll shows 90% of Democrats will get the vaccine, compared to 46% of Republicans. Well, fn THANK YOU, Darwin. Took you long enough.”
A sad story. The good news is, a few weeks before his untimely passing, Mr. Rowe posted a copy of his injection card showing he got his shots. At least he was vaccinated. From the timing of his first one (Aug. 12), he would have received his second jab between September 5 and 12. So.
Oh. He also said he already had Covid in 2020 and wasn’t worried about catching it. But he said he got the jab anyway because he wanted “to maintain my smug sense of moral and intellectual superiority while making fun of Darwin’d anti-vaxxers.” I am not making any of that up.
Safe travels, Richard, wherever the Grand Adventure is taking you next.
🔥 KHN News published an article last week headlined, “ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid.” Swamped. Swamped is another word for, “overwhelmed.” But, oddly, the corporate media doesn’t seem too interested in THIS “overwhelmed hospitals” story. Even this article doesn’t use the word, “overwhelmed.” For some reason.
The article describes a difficult situation at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. According to KHN, Tiffani Dusang, the ER’s nursing director, “practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety,” looking at patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she said. The ER’s 72 rooms are completely full.
Sparrow Hospital isn’t the only one. “We are hearing from members in every part of the country,” said Dr. Lisa Moreno, president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. “The Midwest, the South, the Northeast, the West … they are seeing this exact same phenomenon.”
The hospitals are so full that many patients are laying around on gurneys, in hallways, unattended for hours or even DAYS. “This is not humane care,” Moreno said. “This is horrible care.”
In a survey of hospitals around the country, doctors and nurses say the severity of the mysterious illnesses ranges widely, including abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, heart conditions and suicide attempts, among other conditions.
Got that? Respiratory problems, blood clots, and heart conditions.
So. Weird. More Covid coincidences!
The article mentions another problem. Hospital staff shortages. But WHY? Why so many staffing shortages? The article says it’s stress. Stress from what? Short staffing. So, people are experiencing stress because of short staffing caused by … short staffing. Um …
Okay, never mind, set that aside. Why isn’t all the demand attracting new nurses and healthcare workers? It definitely doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with jab mandates. Because that’s just crazy. Plus, science.
🔥 I had lunch with a friend who lives in central Florida yesterday. He told me that when his mother visited her hospital recently for treatment unrelated to Covid, the hospital told her that they can’t do anything more for her since she’s uninjected. In other words, she’s not welcome there. Science! Maybe she doesn’t need that hospital anyway.
🔥 Two more state school board associations mailed “Dear John” letters to the National School Board Association (NSBA) this week, due to that unfortunate group’s fiery letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the DOJ investigate moms who harshly criticized school board members. South Carolina and Montana sent in their resignation letters this week. Buh bye. That makes 23 state chapters which have now distanced themselves from the NASB — including seven which have resigned completely. So.
South Carolina was particularly uncongenial in its termination letter, demanding a refund of their 2021-2022 membership dues and saying, “Aside from an October 22 letter of apology to state associations, NSBA has taken few steps to mitigate the negative impact of the letter on many states including South Carolina.” In other words, not good enough, NSBA. Not good enough.
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