☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Tuesday, March 15, 2022 ☙ COLD SHOWERS 🦠
New ways heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes infect people; high gas prices cause sports injuries; how to help Ukraine today; more conspiracy theories become facts; and more...
Good morning, C&Cers! I have a great roundup for you today, with: new ways heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes can infect people; high gas prices cause sports injuries; how to help Ukraine today; new Pfizer adverse event lists; Rand Paul wants to cancel Fauci; and another Ukraine conspiracy theory becomes established fact.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 It’s ANOTHER pandemic. People ran an article yesterday headlined, “Blood Clots Like Hailey Bieber’s Are Happening in ‘Younger and Younger People’.” See, blood clots are like a virus. They spread and stuff. It’s probably a new blood clot variant infecting younger people now. If you don’t wear your mask, you’re going to catch clots, or something.
But it is definitely NOT anything to do with a certain medication, which wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the article about increasing numbers of blood clots in younger folks.
People interviewed a cerebrovascular doctor, Shazam Hussein. (I wonder if, right after a patient wakes up from surgery, he exclaims “Shazam!”) Dr. Hussein explained blood clots like Hailey Bieber’s can form “for different reasons.” That’s a technical term.
He warned whatever it is, is spreading. “We think of stroke as being something that happens in older ages, but we are seeing it in younger and younger people,” Hussein said.
Hussein explained that you’d better watch what you eat now. “It relates, generally, to people having unhealthy lifestyles, maybe not eating as well or not getting in regular exercise, along with other factors like genetics,” Dr. Hussein explained. He recommends sticking to a healthy diet, getting in shape, keeping cholesterol under control, and quitting smoking.
They always told us that eating junk food would give us blood clots and strokes, but we just wouldn’t listen. Now look what happened.
Dr. Hussein didn’t mention the jab. Neither did People. But curiously, People quoted him dismissing the Covid virus as the culprit. It says he noted that, while Covid-19 has been shown to cause blood clots, “fortunately most people don’t run into that issue.” So.
💉 In August 2021, ProFootballTalk published an article headlined, “Deion Sanders makes case for everyone to get vaccinated.” Last Wednesday, Yahoo Finance ran an article headlined, “Deion Sanders Reveals He Had Two Toes Amputated Following Foot Surgery Complications.” The story hasn’t been public till now.
Foot surgery complications. Sounds like he stumbled catching a football or something, right?
Nope. We just learned that back in September 2021 — less than a month after arguing everyone should get vaccinated — Sanders was diagnosed with three life-threatening femoral arterial blood clots in his left leg plus compartment syndrome, which resulted in 23 days in the hospital, multiple surgeries, what Sanders described as the “filleting” of his leg to save it from amputation, his big toe and second toe being amputated, the loss of 35 pounds, and his inability to walk for months.
“The hardest thing of it all was to look down there and see that and understand once upon a time you were this type of athlete and [now] you don’t even know if you’re gonna walk because all you feel is pain and you just want to get out of the hospital,” Sanders explained at the time.
Fortunately, Sanders is feeling much better now, having been sustained by his faith during his lengthy, painful recovery.
Sanders’ documentary on his experience:
🔥 As if young people stroking out from eating junk food weren’t bad enough, Wales Online ran an important public service article recently headlined, “Energy Bill Price Rise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes, Says TV GP.”
The article warns that that the huge war-related hike in gas and electricity prices for 22 million homes across the UK could mean more heart attacks and strokes. So if there ARE a bunch of excess heart attacks and strokes, you’ll know what caused them. High gas prices. Definitely NOT any kind of medicine everybody is taking. No way. Why would you even think that. What’s wrong with you?
Now, you might be thinking that Wales Online hasn’t put a lot of thought into this theory about gas prices and heart attacks, but you’d be wrong. The paper quotes a doctor who explained, “if you can’t afford to heat your home, it actually causes an increased risk of developing heart attacks and strokes because your blood vessels contract to conserve heat, which pushes your blood pressure up, and over time that has an impact on your heart attack risk.”
See? That’s why people who live in colder climates have so many more heart attacks, and why we saw all the extra strokes during previous energy crises. Oh wait — that stuff never happened? Okay, never mind that point. Just believe. Things are different now. For some reason. Not jabs.
💉 Sports News reported Sunday that Nelly Korda, the No. 2 women’s golfer in the world and an Olympic gold medal winner, has been diagnosed with a blood clot. She has cancelled public appearances for now and is being treated at home.
In a tweet, Nelly reported that her arm started to feel like it was swelling up after a morning workout. She called her doctor, who advised she go to the emergency room right away, for some reason. The ER diagnosed her with a blood clot.
We still don’t know what the temperature was in Nelly’s workout room, or whether they had turned the thermostat down to save on energy costs because of high gas prices. That might be something to look into. We also don’t know about her diet, but she WAS exercising, so being out of shape can’t be it. Maybe she smokes.
💉 Sports media also reported yesterday that World Wrestling legend Scott Hall died after being taken off life support. The 63-year-old Hall had gone in for routine hip surgery, and had THREE heart attacks during the procedure, for some reason. He never woke up and was pronounced dead on Monday.
No word yet on his temperature settings, dietary habits, or smoking status.
💉 The UK Express ran an article yesterday headlined, “Pfizer Vaccine: New Documents Uncover A Shocking 158,000 Adverse Events.” The article describes some of the information found in the March 1st Pfizer document drop.
The Express reported “when Pfizer applied for FDA approval, they were aware of almost 158,000 adverse events from their vaccine and requested these documents remain sealed for 75 years.”
Among the many adverse effects described in the Pfizer documents, the Express listed:
* *Acute kidney injury*
* *Acute flaccid myelitis*
* *Anti-sperm antibody positive*
* *Brain stem embolism*
* *Brain stem thrombosis*
* *Cardiac arrest*
* *Cardiac failure*
* *Cardiac ventricular thrombosis*
* *Cardiogenic shock*
* *Central nervous system vasculitis*
* *Death neonatal*
* *Deep vein thrombosis*
* *Encephalitis brain stem*
Nothing to worry about!
I’ve been watching the document dump story, and the list of adverse effects in the released documents appear to be things that Pfizer wanted heightened surveillance on during trials. It is not clear (yet) why Pfizer was concerned about those particular AE’s.
Interesting that we’re starting to see these kinds of stories in corporate media, isn’t it?
🪳 Rand Paul published an op-ed on Fox News’ website yesterday, describing an amendment he intends to propose to eliminate The Science’s job, I mean Tony Fauci’s job, dividing it into three different positions subject to five-year presidential appointment cycles.
It’s a great idea. Good luck getting it passed, Senator. I mean that. I’ll call it the “exterminator” amendment, because it will kill a cockroach.
🚀 *THE MINORITY REPORT* 🚀
🔥 Guess what? There’s a new way you can help war-torn Ukraine. The Spectator UK published an article yesterday headlined, “Why Taking Cold Showers Could Help Ukraine.” I am not making that up.
Here’s the theory, as the Spectator’s columnist explains it:
The least we can do is turn our backs on Putin’s gas by taking a cold shower and turning off the heating. Just four per cent of the UK’s natural gas supply comes from Russia, so collective action could go a long way. The invigorating thrill of a cold shower isn’t so bad once you’ve got your head around it.
It the LEAST you can do, and it’s not so bad, once you get used to it. If you’re patriotic, you won’t complain about supply chain problems and energy shortages. Just shut up about them. You’re helping war orphans and widows in Ukraine.
The Spectator goes on to give you some practical advice about how to learn to enjoy life without hot water:
Here’s how to do the shower. Don’t think about it, commit. Don’t stand directly underneath the water, start with your head, get that bit over and done with. Then wash forearms, upper arms, and then legs. By the time it’s time for your torso you may be rather enjoying the experience. It takes a bit of getting used to but the feeling afterwards is brilliant.
The only problem with this is somebody probably should let the Spectator know about the other article explaining how cold contracts your blood vessels which causes heart attacks and blood clots, but we’ll let them enjoy their cold shower for today. We can tell them tomorrow.
Still, cold showers are the least we can do.
🔥 Better watch what you say about the war. On the View yesterday, one of the ladies that I don’t recognize, they’ve been shifting around so much lately, said the FBI should “look into people who are Russian propagandists and shilling for Putin. That’s being — if you’re a foreign asset to a dictator, that should be investigated.”
So. Now, I realize that we aren’t dealing with our intellectual finest here, and I don’t want to set the sanity bar too high, but I wonder if the ladies on The View think that WE are in the war too. Otherwise, it sure looks like they’re picking sides in a foreign conflict and want to criminalize dissent from THEIR opinions. Just saying.
Whoopi, who appears to be swelling up like a puffer fish, getting fatter by the minute,* noted that “they used to arrest people for stuff like this. If they thought you were colluding with a Russian agent, if they thought you were putting out information or taking information and handing over to Russian, they used to investigate stuff like this.”
Putting out information. Investigate it!!
(* I’m not fat shaming. We could all stand to lose a few pounds. I’m just saying. She might want to get in shape to avoid blood clots.)
🔥 Well this didn’t take long. Last week, Salon Magazine published an article headlined, “Are There Really Neo-Nazis Fighting For Ukraine? Well, Yes — But It’s A Long Story.”
I just want to point that Coffee & Covid got complaints last week for reporting that the Azov Battalion — now un-jailed by Facebook and celebrated as freedom fighters — were LITERAL NAZIS. Commenters accused me of spreading “Putin’s propaganda.”
The Salon article reports that “Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Svoboda Party … played leading roles in the U.S-backed coup in February 2014.”
It also reports that:
Neo-Nazis also dominated the Azov Battalion, which was founded by Andriy Biletsky, an avowed white supremacist who claimed that Ukraine’s national purpose was to rid the country of Jews and other inferior races. It was the Azov Battalion that led the post-coup government’s assault on the self-declared republics and retook the city of Mariupol from separatist forces.
So. I guess it wasn’t Putin propaganda after all. The cycle time from “conspiracy theory” to “we always knew that” is getting shorter and shorter. We need to come up with a term for it. At what point are the people who call us conspiracy theorists themselves accountable for spreading misinformation?
To be clear, I am against Russia invading Ukraine, and all my sympathies are with the dispossessed and war-ravaged Ukrainian people. But I’m also against real nazis, too. Can we talk about Ukraine’s nazi problem now?
I’m just asking. Don’t cancel me.
Have a tremendous Tuesday, and we’ll catch up again tomorrow morning with more.
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