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☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Thursday, October 28, 2021 ☙ LOGJAMMIN’ 🦠
UF Health embraces the Greater Good (capitalized); a repurposed drug could eliminate Covid deaths but the NIH says no; NYC's fire department is collapsing; container ships arrive in Florida; & more...
Good morning, gang! Today, we learn about: a new 5DAY script, UF Health’s bizarre new injection mandate for the Greater Good; why we expect to see some big moves from the state today; a new repurposed-drug treatment could virtually eliminate Covid deaths, and you’ll never guess what it treats, and it ain’t horses; New York City’s fire department is melting down over mandates; container ships start arriving in Florida; the board of education docks Alachua and Broward counties; and Florida posts some impressive job numbers.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🔊 I’m speaking next Saturday (November 6) at the “Florida Summit on Covid,” held at the swanky World Equestrian Center in Expo One in Ocala. I’ll be the least interesting presenter. Also speaking are Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Ryan Cole, Dr. Pierre Kory, Dr. Paul Alexander, and more. It will be heavy on the scientific/medical side, with five (5) continuing medical education (CME) credits available to healthcare folks.
Link: [Florida Summit on Covid Tickets, Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-summit-on-covid-tickets-191891591917?aff=efbneb)
It is selling out fast. I found out yesterday afternoon that there are only just over 100 tickets left. If you are interested in this sort of thing, you might want to jump on it now, and grab one for anyone else you know who might enjoy the program. The $50 ticket price is waived for medical students.
☎️ 5DAY: We have an exciting new script today! We’re calling legislators on the Pandemic committee. With the special session looming, it’s more critical than ever that we make our calls and keep the pressure on our lawmakers. The new script will be in your text. You can still get in on the fun by texting ‘5DAY’ to 43506.
🤝 Suzette at my office is coordinating a Zoom meeting for UF Health employees.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🦎 Classic liberalism is dead, buried, and its grave was moved to build a new vaccination center. The University of Florida was founded in 1853 as a “seminary of learning.” Its 2019 budget was $6 billion, and its motto is “The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens.” Yesterday morning it announced a mandatory vaccination program giving UF Health employees mere days to pick an injection or, presumably, face termination.
This isn’t surprising to many of you facing your own employer mandates. I’ve counseled countless healthcare workers, defense contractors, pilots, oil riggers, policemen, pharma executives — you name it. But was still is a shock to a large number of UF Health folks who probably thought they were in the clear since UF is governed by the State of Florida, and the State of Florida opposes mandatory vaccines.
Vice President for UF Health Affairs Dr. David R. Nelson announced the policy. While it looks like the standard boilerplate mandate that we’ve all seen by now, on closer review, some truly weird things pop out.
First, the whole thing has a very odd tone. It’s preachy and moralistic. More on that in a minute. It is also completely tone deaf to what’s going on in the rest of the world. Mandates are insanely controversial right now. The Governor just gave a press conference last week decrying mandates along with the Attorney General and the Surgeon General.
Yet when you read Nelson’s announcement, you get the sense he’s announcing something completely banal, like a new ride-sharing program or a staggered lunch hour. There’s no sense whatsoever of the broader social issues. No sense of empathy for the social hand grenade he just tossed into the living rooms hundreds of UF families. It makes you wonder about these medical types. Maybe Nelson really doesn’t KNOW. Maybe he’s been so focused on research or something that he is just utterly clueless that anyone might be emotionally affected by his announcement. You know, an “absent-minded professor” sort of thing.
Or maybe Nelson didn’t write it, who knows? Whoever did is missing an empathy gene, lacking any ability to empathize with other human beings, at all. Maybe an experimental vaccine injury of some kind?
Anyway. Nelson’s announcement — if it’s his — is also unusual because it does not actually say what happens to the uninjected after the deadline. Most mandates discuss termination, unpaid leave, a disciplinary process, and so forth. But UF’s announcement is silent on that score. YOU figure out whether you’ll still have a job. It’s a fun game!
One clue to what’s really going on is in the way Nelson’s announcement starts. See if you can find the giveaway:
> “UF Health plans to comply with President Biden’s recent executive order requiring employees of certain contractors that do business with the federal government to be fully vaccinated…”
Remember, this announcement had to be carefully vetted by lawyers. Here’s the tell. It doesn’t say UF Health MUST comply. It doesn’t say UF Health is REQUIRED to comply. It says UF Health “plans” to comply. Plans. In other words, UF doesn’t think it HAS TO comply, but wants to anyway.
I don’t think that language was accidental, not given the close scrutiny the announcement surely received before being approved for the public. So, I took a closer look at things. You know me. Always wondering. Here’s how Nelson explained WHY UF was “planning” to comply:
“As an academic health center, we receive approximately $1.6 billion in federal grants and contracts…”
Okay. They get research grants and stuff. Got it. So I looked back at the Biden Executive Order, and guess what? Grants are SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED in section 5(b). It says, “(b) This order shall not apply to: (i) grants[.]”
So. Did Nelson fib when he suggested that “grants” were part of the reason for UF’s “plan” to comply? He didn’t exactly SAY it was because of grants. He just put those two sentences close together and let the reader draw their own conclusions. Wrong conclusions, but hey, that’s not HIS fault. Maybe somebody over at UF should ask him what he meant.
I could go on. There’s a lot of puzzling stuff in the announcement. But I’ll wrap this already overlong section up by pointing out the weirdest, creepiest, most over-the-top part of the mandate announcement—the last line:
“In the meantime, thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and for doing your part for the Greater Good as we follow the federal order.”
Nelson capitalized “Greater Good.” He CAPITALIZED it. I did a google search. That term is not usually capitalized. We usually capitalize terms like “Creator” or “G-d” when we’re referring to a specific being or entity, rather than as a general concept, like “creator” or “god.” They have completely different meanings. It’s like Nelson views the “Greater Good” as some kind of supreme being or something. I sure hope his god is not the “Greater Good.” For his sake.
The concept of the “greater good” is a concept of sacrifice, of acceptable collateral damage. It’s a utilitarian ideal, underpinning the reprehensible notion that the state may justifiably murder one person to save two. Or even kill a person just to improve the lives of ten, or some other number that a well-connected bureaucrat thinks justifies the original murder.
Remember the movie Outbreak, with Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman? It was about a lab-leaked virus that caused infections, lockdowns, and quarantines in the United States. At the end of the movie, just before Dustin Hoffman saved the day, the military was about to nuke the town — killing all its citizens, healthy or sick — for the greater good. I bet they capitalized it too.
The “Greater Good” is the concept underlying marxism, the most diabolical and murderous ideology of all time. Not a good look for UF.
🔥 Yesterday I reported about Montana’s attorney general’s opinion that federal contracts are NOT affected by Biden’s order. The Montana AG opined that only NEW contracts would potentially be affected. So, there’s no rush to comply with the executive order. According to his public schedule, Governor DeSantis met with Montana’s attorney general yesterday. We don’t know what they discussed.
But, in light of that fact, and the UF announcement, I would not be surprised to see a big move today by the State of Florida. I suspect Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody is about to be busy. Stay tuned.
🔬 The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday headlined, “Antidepressant Significantly Reduces Covid-19 Hospitalization.” The subhead says, “Patients who received the low-cost and widely available fluvoxamine were far less likely to be hospitalized in a clinical trial.” The headline understates what the researchers actually found.
The article was reporting on a study published in the Lancet yesterday, titled “Effect of early treatment with fluvoxamine on risk of emergency care and hospitalisation among patients with COVID-19: the TOGETHER randomised, platform clinical trial.” A randomized clinical trial. In other words, the GOOD KIND of study. The “gold standard.”
The researchers found that Covid patients who got a ten-day course of fluvoxamine were 66% less likely to be hospitalized than those in the placebo group and 91% less likely to die. Let me say that again. A NINETY ONE PERCENT REDUCTION IN DEATH RATES.
The researchers said they presented their research to the National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization. But guess what? The puppy torturers at the NIH said they couldn’t approve the drug — a drug with no serious side effects — for treatment of Covid. No way. They need MORE evidence. Now, they don’t need “more evidence” to jab kids, but that’s a different story.
Fluvoxamine only costs $4 for a full course of COVID-19 treatment. Four bucks. But can it treat horses?
Stay with me here. Fluvoxamine is an SSRI used to treat OCDs and depression. In other words, it treats MENTAL ILLNESS. Depression and obsessive-compulsion are mental problems arising from anxiety — fear. The NIH’s scientists have been studying how to induce fear in primates since 2015, by torturing monkeys and doing despicable brain experiments on them. So they know a lot about fear and anxiety. You’d think they would see the connection.
And, the CDC just promoted “depression and anxiety disorders” to right under obesity as an indicator for high risk of serious Covid infection and death. There’s a proven link between fear and serious Covid infection. And now, researchers are learning that a MOOD STABILIZER could prevent a LOT of serious Covid illness and almost all deaths.
The article notes that “scientists are still unsure of exactly how it works against Covid-19.” They’re baffled. But, do you remember how I told you I think the real pandemic is a pandemic of mental illness? Call Fluvoxamine exhibit number 913.
A valid hypothesis lets you make accurate predictions. Using my theory, I’ll predict that other antidepressants will work too. I’ll predict prozac will show the same amazing results for treating Covid. Let’s see.
🔥 New York City’s experiment in mandates isn’t working out too well. An article published in the Gothamist is headlined, “FDNY: 1 In 5 Ambulances, Fire Companies Could Be Offline Monday As NYC Workers Fight Vaccine Mandate.”
The article reports that the head of the New York City’s Fire Department, Daniel Nigro, says staffing shortages could close up to 20% of New York City’s firehouses next Monday, and he predicted there would be 20% fewer ambulances on the road. He said the City’s Covid-19 injection mandate caused the staffing problems. “The department must manage the unfortunate fact that a portion of our workforce has refused to comply with a vaccine mandate for all city employees,” Nigro said.
Only 68% of FDNY’s 17,000 workers have been fully injected.
Andrew Ansbro, the President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, warned that “The basic services of the city are about to come to a near screeching halt.”
But Mayor de Blasio isn’t worried. Things will work out. “These are very agile organizations used to dealing with crises, used to dealing with natural disasters,” de Blasio said. “They know plenty about how to make the right moves to keep everything going.” They’ll just “make the right moves.” Nothing could go wrong with that well-thought-out plan.
Remember. If you or your loved one dies because emergency services couldn’t get there on time, it was for the Greater Good. We all have to do our part.
🚢 Container ships are starting to arrive in Florida ports, rerouted from logjammed West Coast facilities. So. We might save Christmas after all.
🦩 Florida’s Board of Education defied the murky threats of the Biden Administration yesterday, deducting $164,505 from Alachua County’s October budget allocation, and $526,197 from Broward County. Bloop. That just makes the rebellious counties even-steven, because they got that much in federal bribes. Oops. I mean “grants.”
Alachua County’s superintendent Carlee Simon was apoplectic. “I am appalled that the state would penalize the district by pulling funding we have not even received,” spurted Simon.
But at least she got on CNN a bunch of times.
🦩 In September, Florida added 84,500 jobs. The entire rest of the country combined only added 109,500 jobs, and most of those were in Texas. Florida has no mask mandates. No injection mandates. No passports. No closed schools. No closed businesses.
Have a terrific Thursday and let’s get back together again tomorrow morning.
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