☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ☙ END OF THE ACUTE 🦠
Pfizer’s CEO sees an end to the pandemic, and it’s sooner than you think; Bloomberg shades the injections; S. Africa signals an end to the pandemic; Japan targets injection discrimination; and more...
Good morning, C&C! It’s Tuesday, and we have a great roundup for you today, including lots of Narrative 2.0 news: Pfizer’s CEO sees an end to the pandemic, and it’s sooner than you think; Bloomberg shades the injections; South Africa signals an “end to the acute phase”; Japan targets injection discrimination; the Economist explains why Joe Biden’s unpopularity is not his fault; and Australians vote with their kangaroo bucks.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 Writing team: our first assignment went out yesterday. Check your spam folder if you didn’t see it.
🔊 I will be speaking in DC on Sunday, January 23, at the March for Freedom with Steve Kirsch, Robert Kennedy, Jr. Pierre Kory, Robert Malone, and others (https://defeatthemandatesdc.com/speakers/). You know I thought it was important, because the high is supposed to be 35 degrees, and I am just a poor, thin-blooded Floridian.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 According to the Financial Times (UK), Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, one of our newest billionaires, said late Sunday that he thinks there will be a “return to normal life” sometime IN THE SPRING. Like maybe around the beginning of March or something like that? Right on time for the State of the Union! What a brilliant coincidence.
Bourla credited the vaccines and mass testing for ending the pandemic, of course, even if he was a smidge sketchy on the specifics or the details. Welcome to Narrative 2.0: the pandemic is now endemic thanks to the aggressive injection and testing policy of Josef Robinette Biden, Jr.
The big-pharma executive said that the key going forward will be therapeutics, and fortunately for everyone, Pfizer is all ready to sell some to the government. Open up your wallet! Last month, the FDA approved Paxlovid for early Covid treatment, and just like that, the U.S has already bought 10 million doses; UK snapped up 250,000; and Australia has pre-ordered half a million more. Business is good.
Just for interest, the Wikipedia entry for Paxlovid includes a helpful fact-checking section “debunking” claims that the drug is really just “Pfizermectin.” So please quit using that term. In July last year, Wikipedia’s co-founder Larry Sanger said nobody should trust the platform anymore. So.
💉 Bloomberg ran another Narrative-approved story yesterday, headlined “Fourth Pfizer Dose Is Insufficient to Ward Off Omicron, Israeli Trial Suggests.” The story explains that the researchers found that, while the 4x jab raises ANTIBODIES, it still doesn’t actually protect people from Covid. In other words, what the vaccines can’t do anymore is prevent transmission, or something like that.
But that’s not all. The article — in Bloomberg! — reminds readers that “last week, European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could weaken the immune system and may not be feasible.” Pretty scary. Good thing they reminded us and repeated that warning. It also quotes an Israeli researcher concluding that, meh, who needs these boosters? She said, “the results didn’t support a wider rollout to the whole population.”
So … we’re at the point now where government-controlled Corporate Media — and Bloomberg is right there with CNN — are starting to write scary stories about the JABS while publishing good-news stories about the virus. Do you have whiplash yet? I know a good chiropractor.
🔥 A January 7th article in Bloomberg got this Narrative-approved headline: “Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase.” You think I’m being cynical? Why is the article located in Bloomberg’s “Politics” section, and not its Health news section?
The subhead reads “Study at large hospital shows significantly milder disease … End of the ‘epidemic phase of the Covid pandemic’ seen.”
The epidemic is almost over!
The reporter notes that the study “suggests omicron may be a harbinger of the end of the epidemic phase of the Covid pandemic, ushering in its endemic phase.” Phases.
The article also included LOTS of cheerful data points from a roundup of different South African sources:
— just 4.5% of patients with Covid-19 died during their hospital stay in the current wave compared with an average of 21% in earlier waves
— Hospital stays averaged 4 days compared with 8.8 in previous waves
— Admissions to intensive-care units dropped to 1% of patients from 4.3%
I bet you Sweden is pretty mad right now. South Africa gets all the credit, even though the Swedes have been doing it for a year. What can I tell you? Life isn’t fair.
🍣 Although you won’t find it in Corporate Media, Japan’s Ministry of Health declared that — this is going to sound really crazy — that VACCINES SHOULD BE VOLUNTARY AND ONLY GIVEN WITH INFORMED CONSENT. And furthermore, people shouldn’t discriminate against uninjected folks. Here’s part of the Ministry’s recent advisory:
> “Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided. Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent. Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who are around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.”
Those wacky Japanese! Do they have any idea how triggering this is for a lot of pro-mandate American liberals? Please be culturally sensitive toward American inject-o-philes.
🔥 Late last week, unpopular Mississippi congressman and oversized chair of the January 6 Committee Bennie Thompson threw his weight around again, this time announcing new subpoenas to Google, Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook. He said the Committee wants to find out how “misinformation” and “violent extremism” on social media caused a far bigger disaster than ONE MILLION HIROSHIMAS. Or something.
The implication in the Committee’s press release was that, dang it, social media platforms are just not doing enough to silence critics of the administration, I mean, radical seditionists. For example, Facebook’s letter cites a Guardian UK article headlined “Facebook Missed Weeks of Warning Signs Over Capitol Attack, Documents Suggest.” The article, relying on one widely-discredited whistleblower, says that among a wide variety of censorship techniques, at one point Facebook filtered out all the posts that included the expression, “Stop the Steal.”
It’s just not good enough, Facebook! Censor harder.
🤥 The brilliant writers at the Economist — a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party — ran an insightful article last week explaining why Joe Biden’s dismal unpopularity ratings are NOT HIS FAULT. How dare you.
The article is headlined, “Joe Biden Was Set Up to Fail.” I’m not kidding. The article claims that you might WANT to blame Joe Biden, and while he does have a few teensy-weensy shortcomings, he never really had a chance — because some people were “against him”:
> “Tempting as it always is to bash the politician, however, Mr Biden’s shortcomings are only a marginal reason for his unpopularity. The main one is the dismal reality that half the electorate was against him from the get-go.”
Totally against him. Shameful. You’ll never guess who set him up, either:
> “Mr Biden started out with an approval rate two percentage points higher than his share of the popular vote…[but] relentless criticism and disinformation from the right soon reversed that.”
Criticism from the right caused Joe Biden to fail! It’s so simple! Criticism made Biden bungle the Afghanistan withdrawal and fail to remove our military hardware, turning the Taliban into the second-best equipped military in the world. Criticism made Biden pass policies by executive diktat destroying the supply chain and leaving store shelves empty for the first time in our lives. Criticism made Biden shut down fracking and oil pipelines and push birdbrained economic policies resulting in historically high inflation rates that make Venezuela blush. And don’t get me started on the border.
You right wingers should take an example from the left wing and treat presidents with some respect. Joe Biden should get the same grace and open-mindedness that President Trump always got from the other side of the aisle. So get it together people.
🎾 Haha! Australians might be locked down, but they can still vote with their wallets. According to Newsweek, there are now more requests for refunds at the Australian Open than TICKET SALES.
Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow morning for your free refill.
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