☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Saturday, August 6, 2022 ☙ WAR MOMS 🦠
The NYT struggles to understand a destabilizing new group of formerly-democrat voters; jabbed zoo animals keel over; an important journal letter; China sanctions everybody; and much more...
Happy Saturday, C&C, and welcome to the Weekend Edition. Today’s roundup includes: a journal letter may signal pivot in jab narrative; Reuters reports a jab death; breakthrough deaths and excess deaths in Britain; mRNA countries seem to do worse than countries using traditional jab tech; jabbed zoo animals keel over; the New York Times shocked to discover a brand-new single-issue voting bloc; China sanctions everybody; and a new CBS report accuses Ukraine of reckless corruption and undermines The Narrative.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
💉 The Journal of Virology quietly published a letter to the editor on June 5th of this year titled, “Adverse Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines and Measures to Prevent Them.” First of all, the letter is worth bookmarking, if only as a handy list of significant studies showing jab injury in its footnotes.
Second, it is a legit example of a “real” scientist talking about things that Twitter won’t let you say, like chronic systemic inflammation is caused by lingering spike protein, or vaccine-induced antibody-dependent enhancement, original antigenic sin, and immunodeficiencies.
But third and most importantly, imagine how far we’ve come that a mainstream journal allowed publication — albeit delicately, as a letter to the editor — of an article openly critical of the vaccines, right up to the title — which is usually (although not always) written by the editors.
Collins and Fauci weren’t able to stop this one, apparently.
💉 On Thursday, Reuters ran a story headlined, “South Africa Reports First Death Causally Linked to COVID Vaccine.” The story represents TWO breakthroughs: the first ‘official’ jab death report in that country, and that Reuters reported a vaccine fatality without dressing it up in skepticism or ambiguity, apparently no longer concerned about “fueling hesitancy.”
The particular case was a Guillain-Barre death after receiving J&J. Reuters also noted that South Africa’s vaccine rollout is struggling, saying “recently it has been slowed by hesitancy.” Uh huh. Weird. What could’ve caused it?
💉 Britain has a government agency called the Office of National Statistics, or ONS, which also keeps track of all its covid data.
The ONS reported 93% of the Covid deaths in April and May, were of vaccinated people (5,276 of 5,678). The 93% figure is almost an exact match for the proportion of vaccinated Brits: of the 12+ population, 93% had a first dose of the vaccine, 87% had a second dose, and 70% had a third dose.
In other words, the UK data appears to show ZERO BENEFIT from the jabs in reducing the risk of death from covid. I know, you’re shocked.
While the UK government continues to claim jabs confer a significant reduction of the risk of dying, using more nuanced analyses, they seem at least to have now abandoned the original lie that jabs would essentially ensure that you “won’t die” from covid.
Regardless, something else is very wrong in Britain. Excess deaths are at historic highs and nobody knows why. ONS just released data for the week ending July 22nd, and it shows +21% more weekly deaths over the 2015-2019 average, and substantially more over the 2020-2021 average.
Since the media always LOVES a good scary “mysterious deaths” story, why not this one? They think we don’t notice that they can’t wait to run a story called “formica — the silent killer,” but when 2,000 more people A WEEK are dying than normal: nothing. That’s 20,000 mysterious deaths in Britain every ten weeks, assuming the numbers stay flat.
I’m wondering if we need to start a phone and letter campaign demanding investigations into excess deaths. Remember Ontario? “Unknown causes” is now the top killer of Canadians there, far exceeding heart disease, cancer, or even visits from Nancy Pelosi.
If anyone can think of a well-funded government agency that is responsible for looking into threats to public health, let me know.
💉 Folks are starting to compare covid performance in countries that used mRNA vaccines to countries that vaccinated with more traditional vaccines and the differences are striking. For example, take a look at Japan (100% mRNA) versus Brazil (fewer than 50% mRNA):
It’s not even close. I wonder why?
💉 The poor animals are finding out their political lobby is nowhere near as strong as they thought it was. Remember back last year when all the zoos starting vaccinating their animals for covid? I found an animal lover tracking the results. It’s not too good.
Here are a handful of examples:
PETA could not be reached for comment.
💉 The New York Times ran a fascinating story this week headlined “How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic.” The gist is that a lot of parents — especially democrats — have apparently now become single-issue voters. Imagine that.
The Times quoted previously apolitical parent Lisa Longnecker who told the reporter “I wish I’d woken up to this cause sooner. But I can’t think of a single more important issue. It’s going to decide how I vote.”
My gosh. What issue? The WORST POSSIBLE THING. They’re ANTI VAXXERS.
The NYT thinks the shift is a “potentially destabilizing new movement” based on “a single-minded obsession over those issues.”
Hahahaha! What did these jokers think would happen? That, after being threatened every single way government could think of to take their stupid shots, we’d be sending them gift baskets or something?
The Times admitted that polls show half of Americans now oppose masking in any form and oppose vaccine mandates for kids. But the paper was flabbergasted to tap into “the intensity with which some parents have embraced these views.”
This intensity scares the New York Times more than anything:
Their transformation injects an unpredictable element into November’s midterm elections. Fueled by a sense of righteousness after Covid vaccine and mask mandates ended, many of these parents have become increasingly dogmatic, convinced that unless they act, new mandates will be passed after the midterms.
Hahahahaha! I wonder what gives people the crazy idea there could be new mandates after the midterms?? Rubes.
The Times tried to get to the bottom of this bizarre phenomenon. It interviewed TWENTY SEVEN different parents for the story. That’s a lot of work for one story. The interviewed parents all agreed that pandemic policies made them “angry, blaming lawmakers for the disruption to their children’s lives.”
Can you imagine.
The Times cherry-picked some experts who compared anti-mandate parents to people recruited into a cult. Renée DiResta, a research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory who has studied anti-vaccine activism, said the movement had indoctrinated parents into feeling “like they are part of their community, and that community supports specific candidates or policies.”
Take note: they are STUDYING “anti-vaccine activism.”
In any case, as the Times is keenly aware, all of this dogmatic righteousness is not terrific news for the party of mandates — and they know it. Dan Pfeiffer, one of Obama’s political advisers, explained that “a lot of Democrats might think these voters are now unreachable, even if they voted for the party recently.”
The article then described three formerly liberal couples who are parents — two couples were dems and one was independent — who got worried about their kids during lockdowns. Their friends just told them to stop whining and being selfish and threatened to cancel them. So they “found a community on Facebook.”
The Times was appalled to discover one of the former democrats actually became a MODERATOR of the “Keep NYC Schools Open” Facebook group. “I found my people,” Ms. Levy said. She said she found Republicans “understood that for us, worse than the virus was having our kid trapped at home and out of school.”
My goodness. Not Republicans!
According to the Times, for these disaffected parents, Facebook became a gateway drug to extremism:
The Facebook groups were just the beginning of an online journey that took some parents from more mainstream views of reopening schools toward a single-issue position.
Even more alarming to the Times, if that’s possible, was the fact that these parents began to believe the insane notion that the “right to self-determination so that parents could decide what vaccines their children took was paramount.”
Not just covid vaccines. ALL vaccines.
This crazy idea about bodily autonomy made “parents seeth at the authorities, arguing they had no right to tell them what to do with their children’s bodies.” That was bad enough. But what really terrifies the Times are the political ramifications:
By late last year, the talk among parent groups on Facebook, Telegram and Instagram had shifted from vaccine dangers to taking action in the midterms.
As a former democrat parent interviewed for the story explained, “I’m a single-issue voter now, and I can’t see myself supporting Democratic Party candidates unless they show they fought to keep our kids in school and let parents make decisions about masks and vaccines.”
The Times really seems to be struggling, struggling to understand this movement, and the paper can’t decide whether to just ignore and marginalize these formerly-reliable voters, call them domestic terrorists, or try to win them back somehow.
To help them understand what’s going on, I offer the New York Times four words: equal and opposite reaction.
Or, I could even boil it down into just two words: War Moms.
🚀 I pointed out yesterday that the U.S. has — for some reason — not yet even threatened to sanction China for its aggression toward Taiwan. But China’s not waiting around. The communist superpower preemptively placed sanctions on … Nancy Pelosi!
That’s pretty funny, but it’s not just Pelosi. They’re also sanctioning the UNITED STATES. According to the OAN article, “In addition to targeting the House Speaker, China decided to halt cooperation with the US on several pressing issues, including transnational crime.”
In other words, China is blaming all of US for Pelosi’s bizarre junket to Taiwan. Unexpectedly.
So let me get this straight. The United States is sanctioning Russia for Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine (but not China). China is sanctioning the United States for CHINA’S aggression toward Taiwan. Instead of the other way around. Sure, makes perfect sense.
As for Pelosi, the Chinese government said Nancy Pelosi and every single member of her family are permanently banned from ever conducting business in or visiting China, in perpetuity, forever and ever. So take THAT.
Meanwhile, China continued launching missiles directly OVER Taiwan, simulating an attack on the main island using live armaments:
🚀 What’s the United States doing to help Taiwan? We are taking stern and decisive action to help Taiwan by trying to call China, and leaving several urgent voice mail messages. Politico ran a story about it yesterday headlined, “Pentagon chiefs’ calls to China go unanswered amid Taiwan crisis.”
Politico reported that:
Top Chinese military officials have not returned multiple calls from their American counterparts this week as a crisis erupted in the Pacific over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, according to three people with knowledge of the attempts.
Maybe the generals mis-pronouned the Chinese or something in the messages and that’s why they’re not calling back. Did they even ASK about preferred pronouns first?
So what are we doing about China ghosting us at this critical time in Taiwan’s history? We are COMPLAINING, that’s what. “We find the shutting down of military communications channels at whatever level and whatever scope and at a time of crisis to be an irresponsible act,” White House spokesperson John Kirby complained.
Best and brightest.
Haha, in its public remarks, China compared Pelosi’s Taiwan visit to George Floyd’s death, describing our government as a murderously abusive “world policeman,” and illustrating how our goofy self-criticisms equip our enemies with rhetorical weapons to use against us at inopportune moments.
One can’t help but wonder if Pelosi’s visit was intentionally designed to create a narrative that China invading Taiwan was OUR FAULT so we can’t complain about it or something. Or am I crazy?
🚀 In another sign of a shifting Ukraine narrative, corporate media outlet CBS News ran a story yesterday claiming that SEVENTY PERCENT of the billions in weapons and ordnance being sent to Ukraine is corruptly siphoned off before it reaches the front lines. Here’s CBS’ teaser for the story:
Nothing could go wrong with THIS plan.
Now, don’t get mad at ME and accuse me of being a Putin shill. It is CBS NEWS reporting this.
Add this one to Amnesty’s recent report about Ukrainian war crimes that I reported yesterday and it is starting to look like a pivot of some kind is imminent. If The Narrative gets any more undermined, it’s going collapse and get monkeypox juice all over everybody.
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