☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, April 27, 2022 ☙ IN DROVES 🦠
Experts question annual jabs; most of us have now had Omicron; FDA approves remdesivir for babies; Harris's four jabs fail; Denmark and Miss. shut down jabs; Title 42 survives, for now; much more...
Good morning, C&C! Our Wednesday roundup includes: Biden wants you to take annual covid jabs but experts balk; the majority of the US has now had Omicron; VP Harris’s four shots fail; the FDA approves a controversial covid drug for newborns; Denmark shuts down jabs; Mississippi shuts down jabs; a federal judge shuts down Joe’s effort to slam open the borders; DeSantis shuts down school and job indoctrination; an Italian swimmer dies suddenly and unexpectedly; there’s more bad polling news for dems; a new study calls for different vaccines; and a professor successfully fights back against woke college diversity enforcers.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
💉 Joe Biden wants everyone to take annual Chinese spike protein infusions, along with your annual flu vaccine. But Stat News ran a story yesterday suggesting cracks are developing in the brick wall of expert jab consensus, headlined, “Experts Fear U.S. May Default To Annual Covid Boosters Without Sufficient Data.” Apparently some experts are starting to think the government is no longer following the science, if you can believe that.
Dr. Paul Offit, the pediatric vaccine expert who anchors the FDA’s advisory committee, recently published an op-ed questioning whether boosters are appropriate AT ALL for most people. He returned to his theme in this article, explaining that in a recent meeting on April 6, the Administration seemed more interested in HOW OFTEN to require annual Covid boosters rather than WHETHER boosters were really necessary.
“The only question [at the meeting] was what were we going to boost with, not whether we were going to boost,” said Offit. “We didn’t define what the goal of this extra [shot was].”
Several experts quoted in the story reiterated that protection from illness and death appears to be long-lasting in vaccinees, even if protection from infection quickly wanes. “The [waning] antibody trajectories don’t explain the fact that nobody’s ending up in the hospital,” explained John Wherry, director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Well. “Updated” definitions of covid hospitalization could explain it, but I hate to quibble.
Last week, Wherry and a bunch of other vaccine experts sent the FDA a letter asking the agency to start testing for T-cell antibodies, which they believe show a more durable type of protection eliminating the need for many booster shots.
“What we need to understand is where do we really settle in for durability of protection after three doses, or if we decide it’s four doses, after four doses? What is the steady state level of vaccine efficacy that we have and how durable is that over time?” Wherry said. “And if we keep boosting people, we’re never going to get the answer to that question. I worry about that.”
The most interesting paragraph was just toward the end of the article. Stat News said nearly half of the people who are eligible for their third booster shot haven’t taken those jabs. And the experts are expecting that the fourth booster’s uptake will be even worse. I’d bet these booster-hesitant people are the folks who never wanted the first shots, but only took them under duress, for one reason or another.
🔥 In a related article, Stat News reported that, despite high rates of vaccination, almost 60% of the United States — including 75% of children — have now been infected with Omicron or another coronavirus variant, according to a new study released yesterday. The researchers warned that the new data might even underestimate the total number of covid infections.
The jabs are working great! I guess Joe was wrong when he said if you take the vaccines you won’t get covid.
You might be thinking that all these jabbed and unjabbed people having acquired natural immunity is a good thing. But please, don’t be silly. Jittery CDC director Rochelle Walensky stressed “we cannot underscore enough, those who have detectable antibodies from infection, we still encourage them to get vaccinated.” For some reason.
Why would you trust natural immunity anyway? Your body has no idea what it’s doing. You need the rapidly-developed Chinese spike proteins in your cells.
💉 Quadruple-jabbed Vice-President Kamala Harris has now tested positive for covid. She said the words, though: “Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” Harris tweeted yesterday afternoon.
According to Harris’ spokeslady, the VP is now taking Paxlovid for her asymptomatic, post-vaccine, post-booster infection. Because, even though Harris is grateful for her four spike-protein injections, and not sick, you can never be too safe, can you? More drugs.
Fortunately, in case you were worried, VP Harris is NOT considered a “close contact” of Joe Biden.
💊 On Monday, CNN ran an article headlined, “FDA Approves Remdesivir to Treat Young Children With Covid-19.” The drug, which some studies suggest has a fatality rate as high as 30%, can now be prescribed to treat patients as young as 28 days old. According to CNN and its cherry-picked experts, this is great news since there is just no way to medicate young children with anything for their positive covid tests.
Young children have the least risk of developing serious covid of any age group, an almost vanishingly small risk. They’re at more risk from DROWNING than dying of covid. And, although there are any number of options for early treatment, some as simple as Vitamin D supplementation — none of those have been approved or even studied by the FDA.
Credible anecdotal reports suggest nurses sarcastically call Remdesivir, “RunDeathIsNear.”
It’s a good thing kids have the FDA looking out for them.
💉 Denmark has suspended its national mass vaccination program. The nordic country announced yesterday that it was halting its general covid jab push because the epidemic was “under control” and existing jab rates are “high.”
The explanation is a TINY bit puzzling. Denmark is only about 80% jabbed (62% triple-jabbed), just under the US’s rate. And, within the last thirty days, Denmark experienced its most severe covid wave.
Anyway, Denmark is the first country to jettison the jabs, although it wisely left room to bring them back if needed later. I mean wisely from a political angle. Meanwhile, here in the US we’re talking about annual spike protein injections.
🔥 Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law last Friday that, among other things, forbids state and local government agencies from withholding services or refusing jobs to unjabbed people. “Government shouldn’t be in the business of forcing Americans to choose between the COVID-19 vaccine & putting food on their tables, sending their kids to school, or visiting a small business,” Reeves announced on Twitter.
The new law also says covid vaccines can’t be required in school or day care, and allows that public and private employers must honor sincerely-held religious objections to the jabs.
They don’t seem to like the jabs much in Mississippi. According to Yahoo News, Mississippi has one of the lowest covid vaccination rates in the United States, with only about 52% of eligible residents considered fully vaccinated.
🔥 A Louisiana federal judge has temporarily stayed Joe Biden from lifting Title 42, which was passed during the pandemic to help the government quickly deport illegal aliens. On April 1st, the CDC announced it was ending Title 42 as of May 23rd, explaining that the order “suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary” since there is “an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19.”
The CDC wasn’t specific about what all the new “tools” are.
“We applaud the Court for approving our request for a Temporary Restraining Order to keep Title 42 in place,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Monday. “The Biden administration cannot continue in flagrant disregard for existing laws and required administrative procedures.”
Well. Biden CAN continue in flagrant disregard for laws and procedures, and he probably will. But not this time, so far.
🔥 Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 7 into law, the first bill in the country banning deranged “corporate wokeness” and racist Critical Race Theory from being used or taught in the workplace and public classrooms. In a press briefing on the new law, DeSantis said:
“We are not going to use your tax dollars to teach kids to hate this country or to hate each other. We believe that every single student matters, every single student counts. We are not going to categorize you based on your race. We are not going to tell some kindergartener that they are an oppressor based on their race and what may have happened 100 or 200 years ago. And we’re not going to tell other kids that they are oppressed based on their race. Don’t let anybody that you can’t succeed in this state. Everybody can succeed.”
The law also bans manipulative lessons making students “feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress” because of past actions “in which the person played no part” committed by members of the same race or sex. Predictably, by Monday five plaintiffs had filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Florida (where I live) using the Jacksonville firm of Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison (904-356-9661), and arguing that the new law violates their First Amendment Right to indoctrinate children using insane racist woke ideology.
Teacher’s unions also seem to have in interest in ending the law, for some reason. President of the Florida Education Association teachers’ union Andrew Spar criticized the law, explaining “the full, fair facts of history are part of a high-quality education.” High-times advocate and inexperienced Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried chirped, “this bill is a vile attempt to erase our country’s history, censor businesses and schools, and whitewash history.”
🔥 Last Friday, sports news reported that Italian swimmer Mariasofa Paparo, 27, died suddenly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, just one month after getting engaged to be married. Paparo won her first gold medal in May 2015 at age 21.
The University of Naples Parthenope, where Paparo attended school, has had a jab mandate since at least August 2021. Italy mandated vaccines for indoor dining, sports stadiums, swimming pools and pretty much any and all other settings in July 2021. The pasta-loving country’s “super green passport” started in December, essentially banning unjabbed Italians from all public places. Italy also requires all athletes to be vaccinated in order to participate in sports. Narrow exceptions are available.
Prayers for Ms. Paparo’s family and fiancé. She died too soon.
📉 Last week, the Hill ran a story suggesting more bad news for dems in the upcoming elections headlined, “Hispanics are abandoning Biden in droves. Here’s why.” The left-leaning political mag started its story with this encouraging sentence: “Poll after poll shows President Biden losing support from every demographic in the book.“
According to the Hill, hispanics voted 61% for Biden, and were 69% approving at the time, but in the latest Quinnipiac poll, the former vice-president received just 26% approval from that demo — a 43% free-fall in just 15 months. The Hill noted hispanics make up the country’s largest minority voting bloc.
Biden’s gaffes haven’t helped, either. The Hill reminds readers that Joe said, “It’s awful hard to get Latinx vaccinated as well. Why? They’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported,” suggesting that all hispanics are illegal aliens, and calling them “latinx,” which they hate, because it’s a stupid condescending made-up virtual-signaling word mainly used by woke white people.
The Hill noted that only 2% of surveyed hispanics identified as “latinx.” Two percent. Read the room, Joe.
Like everyone else, hispanics are mainly concerned about inflation and crime. Over 50% of registered Latino voters disapprove of the administration’s handling of the border. And wacky Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently said she thinks the party has “alienated Asian and Hispanic immigrants with loose talk of socialism.” You don’t say. It’s been alienating everybody.
🔬 A new study published in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is titled, “Autopsy Histopathologic Cardiac Findings in Two Adolescents Following the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: Cytokine storm, hypersensitivity, or something else.”
The study cites several anecdotal cases of deaths following vaccination by the mRNA jabs, including two teenagers found dead 3 and 4 days after the second dose of Pfizer. Neither boy had any prior medical history, and both showed signs of myocarditis. The study describes another case finding vaccine-related fatal fulminant necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis — which sounds pretty bad — in a female patient after her first Pfizer dose.
The study authors point out that the mRNA vaccines contain an excipient, polyethylene glycol (PEG), known to induce hypersensitivity reactions in some people. They conclude with this: “We agree, therefore, with the recent suggestion that time has come for new vaccines containing different excipients.”
NEW vaccines. NOT the old ones. Just saying.
🔥 Last week, the UK became the first country in the world to approve a traditional vaccine for covid, one that uses inactivated virus, similar to how the current flu and polio vaccines are made. It’s an interesting development.
🔥 Last week, Ohio Professor Nick Meriwether won a $400,000 settlement from Shawnee State University, after it demanded that he use a student’s “preferred pronouns.” Do we also get preferred nouns? How about verbs? Anyway, the victory followed a Sixth Circuit ruling that the university violated the professor’s free speech and religious liberty.
Professor Meriwether was disciplined in 2018 after refusing to call a cross-dressing male student “she/her.” Specifically, in January 2018, Meriwether answered the female impersonator saying, “yes, sir,” which triggered the gender-bending student and the college’s woke diversity enforcers.
The Alliance Defending Freedom brought the successful suit on Meriwether’s behalf. In the settlement, the university agreed to pay $400,000 in damages and Meriwether’s legal fees, and to remove the disciplinary warning from his personnel file.
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