The Atlantic offers schizophrenic suggestions to pandemic holdouts; Director Walensky says science isn't black and white; HHS bought off the US media for jabs; and Facebook finds some Nazis it likes.
" Turns out that HHS used your money (tax dollars) to buy massive amounts of advertising..."
And in ALL that advertising, not even one word or one second was spent talking about known and potential side effects.
Y'know, the kinds of disclosures literally EVERY OTHER pharmaceutical advertised on TV has to spend 75% of their air time telling you about.
But with the clot shots, NOT A SINGLE WORD WAS EVER UTTERED in the ads about side effects.
Prison is too good for those folks.
I've been trying for 2 and a 1/2 years to catch this damn thing, by totally ignoring every "mitigation strategy" I've been instructed to follow. No luck.
I am in Eastern Ontario. We finally ditched the socializing license (aka vax pass), but masks are still required indoors.
Thing is, a lot of us Northerners got a shot of courage around the end of January...honk honk.
I pretty much stopped wearing my masks. And I am seeing an increasing amount of full facial nudity. My husband has also noticed this.
Happy to share that today, for the first time in two years, all 3 of my kids are at school, showing their faces. Thanks to all of you who keep fighting the good fight. Hope we can get the masks off toddlers and all kids soon!
We woke up yesterday to a 50 cent rise in gas prices. Went somewhere, and driving back home saw that several more cents had been added. And now, to replace "because science" the new explanation for everything is "because Russia."
Had a coworker yesterday tell me about his family situation- his mom had surgery in 2020, then started complaining about sharp headaches and other ailments after. He said they all caught covid last year, and since then she was only given months to live. He blames his unvaccinated father for all of this, because he refuses to wear a mask. I told him any of them could have brought it home, that the vaccine neither prevents catching or spreading. So many questions. Did his mom get the vaccine? But he wouldn’t hear any of that, only that it’s all his unvaxxed dad’s fault.
We need to keep at it, speaking up, showing the proof that continues to come out. Otherwise the closed minded will continue to blame us ‘antivax’ for all their problems.
Jeff, if you are ever having a bad day, just know that a man from Louisiana believes that Coffee & Covid is the best thing on the internet. I am grateful that a good friend told me about you about 8 months ago. I wish you had a platform on tv so the word could spread. If DeSantis is our next president(I pray that he is), he should bring you on his staff. If he does, please keep your communication with us peasants going. God bless you, your family, and your staff!
In a lighter vein, the first thought that popped into my mind, after Jeff reported on Risk Budgeting and that UC Irvine expert who said he MIGHT go to a dinner party DEPENDING on how many people were going to be there, was that this probably also depended on whether or not the party was at The French Laundry. Because, you know, eating at places like The French Laundry confers Negative Risk. Just like Negative Interest. (Back in the day-well maybe a thousand days or so back-printed money incrementally lost value if it sat around for too long. That puts new meaning on the concept of stale bread!) Maybe this negative risk/negative interest analogy will spark you other readers to come up with additional creative ways to fudge your risk budgets.
Also, if you are maintaining a "creepy thoughts" budget, entertaining the Pelosi-Fauci love child concept just blew your remaining balance for 2022.
Lastly. Science. They keep on using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.
The first casualty of war is truth, and the second is innocence. The Russians are what they are - I watched various subtitled speeches of Putin (always better to hear what people say directly) and can safely say this man is extremely well read, obsessed with Russian history and Imperium, and slightly unhinged when it comes to righting the wrongs of the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Ukrainians are freedom loving, liberal, democratic saints who only want to be free and arrange pride parades /sarc off. Why the very messy and chaotic history of what has actually been happening there for the past decade is being memory-holed is beyond me
“Even Fox, dammit.”
Glad you’re waking up and, uhh, smelling the coffee.
Fox sold out a long time ago.
My BIL wintering in FL just came down with *C for the second time. First time last August after his two jabs apparently wore off. Got monoclonal antibodies after 4 days of suffering here in MI. Quarantined for two weeks. My SIL claimed he got it from talking to an unmasked clerk for 15 minutes in a store. Waiting his 90 days got the booster and headed down to FL. Got sick last week. Tested positive and found a doctor who put him on Pavoloxid, Pfizer’s answer to Ivermectin. 2 pills a day for 5 days. What’s with the 5 day thing? Sounds too much like Rundeathisnear and their 5 day protocol. I really love my BIL and pray for his recovery but know they will never admit they’ve been duped.
The Mitchell and Webb "Are we the baddies?" skit is taking on a whole new meaning regarding Facebook and Nazi imitating Ukrainians. Also, Justin Trudeau used one planted Nazi flag to demonize the entire Freedom Convoy trucker protest, and now we're at the point that Facebook is basically saying, "What's wrong with a few Nazi's if they are fighting for the Ukraine?" Madness!
"Science is not always immediate. Sometimes it takes months and years to actually find out THE answer."
Then again, sometimes it takes just 90 days of testing AND then jabbing the control group. Because science.
RE: all this advertising - I listen to a lot of talk radio and even on the conservative stations, I have bitched for years about how many federal agencies have what must be massive ad budgets - running ads for things like getting flu shots, wearing your seatbelt, and my personal fave: https://fatherhood.gov/ which includes a link to 'dad jokes'. The welfare state has decimated the role of fathers, so now HHS has to promote a website and commercials to remind men how to be fathers. SMDH
"It’s going to be uglier than a Fauci-Pelosi love child." Jeff, that was a good chuckle to start the morning.....until mental images of what the child might look like started flowing through my head. All while I was eating breakfast. So, again, thanks for the smile...and nausea.
Mask update - in my area (NE Kansas, KC metro), there are no city, county, or state mandates that I'm aware of, but at least half the people are still wearing them. As the Great American philosopher, Ron White, said "......you can't fix stupid".
Jeff, Mardi Gras was also mask-free and normal in hard-locked-down New Orleans over the past few weeks. There's still indoor masking orders, vax pass for restaurants and schools, but somehow, everyone enjoyed parades barefaced and crowded together. Baby steps.