☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Tuesday, May 3, 2022 ☙ LEAKED 🦠
A big Supreme Court decision leaks; what could be causing a hepatitis outbreak?; CDC frets over lost jabs; NYC cases climb, a little; and Pelosi and Schiff brave war-torn Kyiv for a photo op. & more..
Good morning, C&C! Just when you thought things were already crazier than a drunken class reunion of Pelosi clones, things just got crazier. Get ready. Today’s roundup: somebody leaked the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade; the hepatitis outbreak; CDC frets over lost Kindergarten jabs; cases climb in New York and the Times freaks out; Croatia drops travel restrictions; Italy is one step closer to outlawing jab mandates; Biden drops another $33 billion on Ukraine; and Pelosi and Schiff brave the war-torn streets of Kyiv for a photo op.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Holy leaky black robes, Batman! Maybe it was inevitable, but while in a handful of notable case the Supreme Court has leaked things before, it’s never been quite like THIS. Late yesterday, an unidentified someone leaked a draft majority opinion that was still in editing at the Supreme Court, not scheduled to be released for another month or two. The 5-4 opinion, if entered, would overturn the crucial abortion law Roe v. Wade, returning the power to legislate the issue back to the states.
Then things got LIT.
Given I only found out early this morning, all I can give you is a hot take. But I’m sure this story will continue to develop and we’ll come back to it. But here are some initial impressions.
First of all, let’s clear up the most popular misinformation about the draft opinion. It would NOT “ban” abortion. It just opines that abortion isn’t a constitutionally-protected right. Therefore, states can legislate around abortion, and pro-abortion activists would have to lobby state governments or convince voters to add abortion rights to state constitutions. Many states already have broad abortion-rights laws on the books. Or the federal government could pass a national law protecting abortion rights. So IT WOULD NOT BE A “BAN.”
Some commenters complain that the leak distracts from the “real” story, which actually is the fact that the Justices intend to overturn the 1976 abortion case, stripping women of their bodily autonomy and their right to choose their own medical status. “My body, my choice.”
Ha ha. This exhausted argument is falling on the pretty plugged-up ears of a lot folks who just lived through two years of the government shooting experimental mRNA drugs into women’s bodies. So.
Flogging exhibitionist Jeffrey Toobin of CNN hysterically claimed that “banning abortion” was an attack on women because it will just drive abortion underground, causing women to be mutilated in botched self-help procedures or something. But the draft opinion doesn’t “ban” anything. It returns the issue to the states and the federal government. Those laws would either ban or allow abortion.
Plus, overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t be an attack on women anyway, because men can have babies too. Just ask any Democrat.
Scheming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the same mistake as Toobin, feverishly tweeting “the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years.”
The opinion doesn’t restrict any rights. If abortion rights are restricted, it’s state laws that restrict them. The opinion allows the states to decide.
But despite all of those flaming hot takes, I think the leak itself is still the bigger story. Most pundits had already long been forecasting the Court would overturn Roe since oral arguments earlier this year. So the draft only confirms what was already expected, it doesn’t reveal anything new. Therefore, while the decision IS an elephant, the leak is a whale.
Mollie Hemingway, editor of the Federalist and frequent political commenter, ordinarily no conspiracy theorist, tweeted about seeing a conspiracy to gin up public anger against the Court.
There did appear to be SOME coordination. Just after the opinion leaked, the DNC started spamming its fundraising.
I think constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley put his finger on the real issue. He tweeted, “The fact that some are praising this leak shows how utterly craven we have become in our politics. There appears no ethical rule or institutional interest that can withstand this age of rage.”
I believe that the real story is the focused leftwing attack on the integrity of the Supreme Court for at least the last three years. The American Bar Association has labeled the last two conservative nominees “unqualified.” Ya’ll remember what happened with Justice Gorsuch’s nomination. And there’s a new attack from Dems on Justice Thomas, linking him indirectly to J6 and claiming he and his wife are insurrectionists. I’m not making that up.
In other words, some people appear to have decided that the Supreme Court is one of the institutions that needs to be torn down to make room for the Glorious Future, or something.
Politicians, including Joe Biden or whoever is actually doing the thinking for him, already knew it was likely the Court would overturn Roe. But they had political cover because they could tell their base “we just don’t know.” Now, this leak will almost certainly outrage the hardcore Dem base who will force their politicians to do SOMETHING. But what? Pack the Court? Pass a federal law approving abortion (which the new decision would allow)?
In other words, things are about to get cray-cray in this country. Whoops. I meant to say, MORE cray-cray.
Totally coincidentally, I just received my admission to the Supreme Court late last week. Probably not a good time for a visit.
💉 The Washington Post ran a story last week headlined, “400,000 Fewer Kindergarteners Raises CDC Concern About Childhood Shots.” The gist is that due to pandemic restrictions, Kindergarten enrollment was down about 10% from 2019-2020, meaning a net loss of 400,000 students.
So what’s the problem? Lost jabs. “This is concerning, because we don’t know how many of these children were vaccinated,” said Georgina Peacock, acting director of the CDC’s immunization services division. She’s talking about the traditional childhood vaccination schedule of 72 shots.
The WaPo, suddenly worried about kids’ best interests, fretted that “missed routine vaccinations could leave children vulnerable to preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, which are extremely contagious and can be serious, especially for babies and young children.” But it also admitted, “No spike in preventable childhood illnesses has been reported, but public health experts worry.” Do public health experts do anything EXCEPT worry?
The experts are baffled at how this could have happened, except of course it was TOTALLY PREDICTABLE by all of us non-experts. Thanks experts!
📈 The New York Times ran an alarming article yesterday headlined, “New York City Enters Higher Coronavirus Risk Level as Case Numbers Rise.” It’s just the expected seasonal spring covid wave, of course, but never mind that. Experts don’t know about seasonality yet. The Times fretted that “The city moved into the medium risk level, known as yellow, as it sees a troubling increase in cases and the mayor weighs bringing back some restrictions.”
But the City’s numbers are nowhere near the Fall Omicron wave. The story reports “cases” — positive tests — are only up to +2,500 per day from a low of about +600 per day. And in spite of the uptick, hospitalizations and deaths remain low; there are currently only +50 new hospitalizations and four or five daily deaths in the City. As recently as January, hospitalizations bumped +1,000 per day, and deaths were over +120 per day.
Gregg Gonsalves, an ASSOCIATE professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, said it’s time to bring back mandates. Already. Because science!
💉 Laura Ingraham interviewed Dr. Peter McCullough late last week and he listed off several studies showing hepatitis can be triggered by mRNA vaccines.
Totally coincidentally, the CDC is currently investigating an outbreak of childhood hepatitis in Western Europe and the United States. They are baffled, again. But the agency swears it is TOTALLY SURE that the safe and effective vaccines have absolutely nothing to do with it, and you can trust them, this time.
The hepatitis virus is commonplace and most people’s immune systems shrug it off without any trouble. But not this time, for some reason. The CDC announced yesterday that all pregnant women should get screened for hepatitis, and that all adults 19-59 and some adults over 60 should get vaccinated for the disease. ALL.
Maybe we need a mandate!
✈️ The Croatian National Tourist Office said in a short statement over the weekend: “This is to inform you that from 1 May 2022, Croatia has dropped all Covid-19 entry requirements. All travelers entering Croatia can now do so under the same conditions of entry that were in force before the Covid-19 pandemic, i.e. with valid travel documents.”
Croatia is said to be a great place to visit.
💉 Sicily’s Court of Administrative Justice ruled yesterday that Italy’s covid vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. The court said the safe and effective experimental mRNA treatments have been shown to cause “serious or fatal adverse effects.” True. The court explained that, even if such fatalities are rare, a single death is enough to render the mandate unconstitutional.
If it saves just one life.
The decision now moves to Italy’s Constitutional Court, which will enter the final ruling on the issue.
🚀 *THE MINORITY REPORT* 🚀
🚀 Joe Biden announced yesterday that the U.S. will fund another $33 billion dollars to Ukraine to help pay for Ukrainian pensions and social security “so they have something, something in their pocket.” Because Ukraine! He didn’t mention problems here at home like inflation, gas or grocery prices or the tanking GNP numbers. Americans could use something, something in their pockets, too.
🚀 The Washington Post ran a story yesterday headlined, “Pelosi Makes Surprise Visit To Kyiv As Mariupol Evacuations Continue.” The geriatric 82-year-old Speaker courageously ran the gauntlet of trigger-happy Russian fighter jets and battle-hardened Russian tanks, and braved the war-torn skies and bombed-out streets of Ukraine to make an urgent mission to Kyiv to … pledge support to president Zelensky and take advantage of a bunch of photo ops.
That’s it. I am not making that up. Pelosi’s office has not explained the visit except to say she was there to give the Ukrainian government more cash and be supportive. She didn’t explain WHY an email or text or zoom wouldn’t have worked, or why the Russians even allowed the American delegation to land in Ukraine and travel to the photo area in the first place.
The Washington Post seemed blithely uninterested WHY Pelosi and other democrat lawmakers would take the “risks” of entering a war zone to stage a photo op just to announce another Ukrainian funding round. Never mind the fact that Ukraine’s jab rate is scraping the bottom, so they could all get covid, too.
The tightly-framed photos show mole-like president Zelensky, most recently updating the world from deep in his undisclosed-location safety bunker, blinking like an owl in the sunlight and meeting with the congresspeople on a bright sunny day on the street in Kyiv. Pelosi wore a cheerful bright-blue pantsuit.
The brave congressional delegation included Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee; shifty Adam Schiff (D-Cal.), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee; Jim McGovern (D-Mass) who chairs the House Rules Committee; Jason Crow (D-Col.); Barbara Lee (D-Cal.); and Bill Keating (D-Mass.).
What I’m wondering is, how much of the $33 billion were the Congressional Democrats negotiating was THEIR cut? Oh never mind. I’m rambling again.
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== Vaccines and SIDS ==
The health authorities are also totally sure that vaccines do not cause SIDS, which is a fancy name for "we don't know why babies are dying after their shots." The full term is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, btw.
With the drop in vaccines, we should also see a drop in SIDS cases. And we are seeing that, actually.
Is there a mechanism for vaccine-induced SIDS? There are multiple proposed mechanisms for how vaccines kill babies and I've listed some below in no particular order. They range from microbiome disruption to an autoimmune reaction in the brain disrupting orexin production to thiamine deficiency, all in conjunction with vaccination. There is a dose-response curve: the more doses of vaccine, the more we see SIDS. Even worse, parents are being blamed for "shaken-baby syndrome" when it's actually the vaccines in most cases.
Thiamin deficiency + vaccination:
SIDS and Vaccination
Gut Microbiota and Immunity: Possible Role in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Vaccines cause apnea, as this settlement by the US Court of Claims demonstrates:
"Dr. Miller stated that vaccinations can be an extrinsic risk factor in SIDS, as they prompt the upregulation of cytokines that, among other things, produce fever. Tr. 62-63. He testified that, based on the literature, there is a scientifically-plausible mechanism for vaccinations acting as the extrinsic risk factor in SIDS in much the same way as a mild infection. He explained that when you get a vaccination or a whole group of them at once, as J.B. did, it evokes a response which includes the production of cytokines, and that among those cytokines are IL-6, TNF-alpha, and IL-1ß. The physiological studies have shown that these can raise body temperature by producing fever, which is a risk factor, and they can inhibit the activity of 5-HT neurons in the medulla causing prolonged apneas and interference with autoresuscitation. Tr. 54, 62-63. When the vaccines are administered in the presence of the defects of the medulla, during the critical development period, they are likely to have a similar effect as mild infection that may cause a failure of the medullary response system and ultimately a death. Tr. 54."
The apnea may come from disruption of orexin/hypocretin production:
Sudden infant death syndrome research breakthrough suggests biological factor
Lower levels of protein-like orexin in the brain found in babies who died from Sids is the first potential biological breakthrough for cot death
The title is wrong, however; it's not "the first biological breakthrough for cot death" as there are other potential mechanisms that have been looked at for over 100 years. In any case, continuing with Orexin:
Promotion of the Unfolding Protein Response in Orexin/Dynorphin Neurons in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Elevated pPERK and ATF4 Expression.
Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines: A Report of the Committee to Review the Adverse Consequences of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines.
Do we see a signal in VAERS? Yes, we do:
Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?
This is not specifically related to SIDS but it does show that the more vaccines we give the higher the risk of adverse events (which includes death, if memory serves):
Relative trends in hospitalizations and mortality among infants by the number of vaccine doses and age, based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1990-2010.
The orexin mechanism also likely played a role in the narcolepsy associated with the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine:
CD4+ T Cell Autoimmunity to Hypocretin/Orexin and Cross-Reactivity to a 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Epitope in Narcolepsy
Vaccine-induced encephalitis to blame for "shaken baby syndrome" diagnosis at least some of the time. Tragically, parents are being accused of murder and sent to jail simply because they got their children vaccinated:
"In addition to this, retinal hemorrhages have been attributed to a vast array of causes, including MMR and DTP vaccines.(21)...It is noteworthy that vaccines such as pertussis are used to induce allergic encephalomyelitis in laboratory animals.
This is characterized by brain swelling and hemorrhaging similar to that caused by mechanical injuries.
Web Archive will not bring this up directly for some reason:
Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine-Induced Encephalitis?
So I've copied the text to a google doc:
Vaccine-Induced Encephalitis can also lead to autism (but I'll stick with SIDS for this comment after this reference):
"Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Patients who suffer encephalitis can be left with physical disabilities, mental deterioration and persistent cognitive dysfunction – which matches the definition of autism...Vaccines can cause encephalitis and encephalitis can cause autism."
Hillary Butler has done excellent work. From a thread she wrote:
Goldwater actually first discussed this [microbiome disruption leading to vaccine-induced death in babies] in 1989 with Bettelheim this paper:
Toxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sudden infant death syndrome
.... when he discussed his own research, which was triggered by a doctor I was friends with, and worked with and knew until his death, Dr Robert Reisinger. Goldwater misreferenced his work actually, but hey.
And Goldwater has published many papers with other authors, since, repeating that, and expanding on it.
Dr Reisinger explained exactly how vaccination could increase the risk of SIDS even in the absence of a prone position.
Also, all of Dr. Archie Kalokerinos's work was along the same lines.
The first papers which discussed SIDS and the microbiome was Tissier in around 1904, but all those papers are in French.
Then was Jesse Gerstley in Am J dis child 1932 which looked at the profound difference in microflora between breastfed and formula fed babies, Clifford Grulee in JAMA in 1934, Eric Olsen's "Studies on the Intestinal Flora of infants in 1949 Bendig and Haenel 1969.
Olsen had particular problems in his monograph, primarily that there were too few breastfed babies for his to study because compared to artificially fed babies, the breastfed refused to die.
This work is all key, because the fact is that ground zero matters, and the microbiome of a formula fed baby is radically different to that of a breastfed baby which keys into how and why vaccines have an effect. And we now know that caesarians, abs and other drugs also have an influence as well. So to understand the bigger picture — there are over 100 years of preparatory and diverse work, all of which adds pieces to the jigsaw.
In 2000, I presented a paper at the international SIDS conference, on the topic which went up like a lead balloon — not surprisingly. It is attached Called SIDS 2000, and it was more of a global splat then a focussed discussion solely on microbiome, though that is included in it. My paper will give you far more references than I've stated here.
Case report of twins dying at the same time, suspected to be iatrogenic:
"Two days prior to the incident, the twins had received the second dose of oral polio, DPT and the first dose of hepatitis B vaccines and they had fever on the first day of the vaccination and been given teaspoonful of acetaminophen."
Simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome.
Project Lead, The Vaccine Course
Get ready for another round of "Let's burn everything to the ground in peaceful protest."