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☕️ RESCINDED ☙ Wednesday, October 18, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Pro tips for medical investors; study shows more type of jab injuries; Speaker drama; health minister whines about online criticism; hospital bombing wrecks narratives; cancel culture backfires; more.
Good morning, C&C, it’s Wednesday! Your roundup includes: some pro tips for pharma investors; new study links up another category of jab injuries; Jordan loses initial vote for Speaker and drama continues; German health minister thinks lack of consistency in opinion is a public health problem; Middle East war briefing; hospital bombing twists media into pretzels; cancel culture friendly fire incident; and Ecuador rejects socialism again.
🗞💬 WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY 💬🗞
💉 As I sat down to a blank screen this morning I said to myself, self, I could use some good news to start off the post. And boom! There it was. As the reality of the market’s nearly-complete rejection of the mRNA shots sank in, Moderna’s stock price continued dropping yesterday, now down over 60% so far this year. The drug marketer has only one product it claims to have developed itself — the unsafe and ineffective covid shot.
Moderna probably has not yet hit the bottom. My suggestion: Sell!
💉 The Epoch Times ran a story last week headlined, “COVID-19 Vaccines 'May Trigger' Rheumatic Inflammatory Diseases: Study.”
The story reported on a new meta-review study published in the journal Vaccines titled, New-Onset Rheumatic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases Following SARS-CoV-2 Vaccinations until May 2023: A Systematic Review.
The study tried to downplay the significance of meta-review of 190 published case studies including 271 patients, mostly by invoking the large number of total shots given and noting that a lot of vaccine injured people responded to treatment. But Epoch searched VAERS and found that RIMID (Rheumatic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases) cases were second only to myocarditis in the volume of reports.
RIMID happens when joints, tendons, muscles, and bones are inflamed due to an unknown cause. Common types include arthritis, lupus, and vasculitis. Vasculitis was the most common post-jab type in the study, and presented in all kinds of ways. For instance, one patient developed inflamed arteries in his head and went blind in his left eye from restricted blood flow to his optical nerve.
The evil genius of the shots is the vast array of ways it injures people, which allows it to hide like a family of deadly vaccine lions creeping around in a sea of data grass. No one type of injury amounts to a clear proportion of recipients, allowing medial liars to claim injuries are rare. The awful significance of the aggregate risk only becomes obvious once you start adding the different categories together.
That’s about when the white-coated pretenders suddenly start pretending they can’t do basic addition.
Anyway, the most significant finding in the RIMID meta-study was the authors conviction that the new auto-immune injuries were probably caused by the shots. "The short time span between COVID-19 vaccine administration and the onset of R-IMIDs suggests the potential possibility of a cause-and-effect relationship," the authors carefully concluded.
The researchers were left baffled at what the mechanism of injury from the safe and effective shots might be. They were baffled, even though everyone knows the mRNA transfects billions or trillions of previously healthy cells causing the body to start nuking itself from orbit. The horrible lottery jab takers play seems to be related to where the mRNA mostly winds up, and how much they still needed those transfected cells.
💉 Last month, Georgia State University graduate Hannah Bennett took a turn for the worse. She’d been diagnosed earlier this year with CNS (Central Nervous System) Vasculitis.
According to the fundraiser setup for Hannah and her family, Hannah is now completely homebound, relying on help for nearly all everyday tasks. Over the last 14 months, Hannah has had multiple hospital stays, numerous infusions, treatments and therapy regimens — none of which have helped. Last month Hannah had a setback, getting sepsis (bacterial infection) and the bad news that her most recent MRI showed progressing atrophy in her brain. Since all non-invasive options have been exhausted, Hannah faces brain surgery soon.
After all that, Hannah’s doctors still don’t know what’s wrong with her.
Citing Biden’s federal contractor mandate, Georgia’s universities adopted vaccine mandates during the pandemic:
And you know how hard they pushed the shots on college kids.
We pray for Hannah’s complete and miraculous healing and for peace and comfort for her family.
🔥 Jim Jordan lost his initial vote for speaker yesterday by -17 votes. It wasn’t really even close, and the New York Times celebrated in barely-concealed glee by running a whole series of stories and an excited op-ed headlined, “Jim Jordan Is a Lousy Strongman.”
The op-ed’s author, waxing almost rhapsodic, couldn’t wait to describe the internal struggle between Establishment Republicans and conservatives as a (mixed) metaphor for the Republican Party writ large:
Eventually, one assumes, a new speaker will emerge. But the entire circus has already laid bare the dark flaw at the heart of this Congress: The Republican conference is failing as a democratic entity.
Unlike the op-ed’s author, I think this is completely healthy. Let them argue and negotiate the contours of the Speaker’s job. Take as long as they need. Meanwhile, no new aid packages are going out; which itself is a blessing justifying the delay. Jordan isn’t even out of the running yet, because he’s only lost one vote. The prior Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, only won the job after 14 prior rounds of voting.
Jordan and his allies can easily continue working the floor, voting, and allowing the pace of world events to lend its mounting pressure.
But not according to Establishment Media! Media took the opportunity to escalate the fractious Speaker contest to the hysterical level of we should consider ditching democracy altogether:
Look out below!
Or on the other hand, Republicans could just elect Trump as the new Speaker of the House, and then American democracy would really be veering out of control.
💉 Last weekend, Germany’s health minister Karl Lauterbach gloomily informed public health officials that the biggest problem for the next pandemic is an “info-pandemic” where people are second-guessing every single thing that public health says now, and all their latest guidances are dissected on social media until there’s nothing left.
Karl sadly explained:
“We now have also the info—pandemic against us, where let’s say everything we do is basically questioned on a social media war, which will make it way more difficult to organize a response to a future pandemic. This is where we are.”
Now whose fault is that? There’s a lot more hand-wringing in the clip.
🚀 Day 11 — Middle East War Briefing. All major media sources are focused on the War in Israel and not much other news is getting through the noise.
💣 The “big news” yesterday was a hospital in in the middle of northern Gaza’s air raid zone blew up and a lot of people were killed and wounded. The Israelis had warned the hospital many times to evacuate, but it did not, not even after bombs fell all around it during previous air strikes, just as the Israelis had warned, nor did it evacuate its patients and staff even after the water and power was cut off.
It was just the opposite of evacuated. The hospital was packed with hundreds or even thousands of civilian noncombatants who were there, not for treatment, but for “shelter,” presumably trusting the Israelis not to bomb the hospital even after repeatedly warning the hospital could get bombed.
While the rubble was still burning, Hamas filmed horrifying shock videos of mangled bodies and scorched toys, and outraged pandemonium instantly ensued worldwide as people reacted angrily against Israel (for doing exactly what it said it would) with white-hot hot takes and violently jerking knees.
But then a twist appeared when, a few hours later, Israel published data and videos appearing to contradict the battle-hardened narrative.
Israel made the mistake of using logic instead of emotion. It claimed that, number one, it did not conduct any air strikes in that area of Gaza yesterday. Two, it reported Hamas launched 1,500 rockets toward Israel right down the block from the hospital, a few seconds before the explosion. Third, the IDF said 40% of Hamas rockets normally malfunction and often hit friendlies by accident. Fourth, at least three local videos, two released by Hamas, appear to show the Hamas rocket launch with one fireball returning to earth along with an explosion. Fifth, Israel claimed the Hamas rocket actually fell into the hospital parking lot, and video evidence appeared to support that claim.
Then later, while hardliners nitpicked the first five pieces of evidence, Israel released an audio intercept between two Hamas operatives who appeared to confirm the explosion was caused by a Hamas rocket. One can be heard explaining, “It seems that they fired this from the cemetery behind the hospital, then the way that it failed and it landed on the hospital.”
It is weird how the IDF intercepted this particular discussion but somehow missed all the discussions that might’ve warned them of the original Hamas attack, but I digress.
The developing story and Israel’s persuasive videos, argument, and audio caused newspaper editors’ heads to spin faster than John Fetterman hanging for dear life onto a whirling childrens’ merry-go-round. Here’s one great example: What would we do without the New York Times and its stealth editors? Behold, three papers in one day!
For what it’s worth, during his short visit yesterday, Joe Biden carefully* reviewed the evidence about the explosion and is siding with Israel. But of course, Biden mangled it, unaccountably referring to Hamas as “the other team,” as though the deadly conflict is some kind of sporting event:
(* results may vary)
Probably Biden just forgot Hamas’ name, and “the other team” remark was a sundowner technique to cover for the embarrassing gaffe.
Can you imagine poor Netanyahu having to smile through an entire meeting with Biden talking that slow? According to reports, the men met for “longer than expected,” which was just over an hour. I think we can agree the meeting was extended because Biden talked so slow and Bibi had to keep asking Joe’s handlers to explain what he just said.
To be clear: I take no position on who’s to blame for the hospital, because how could I? I don’t have access to the evidence. Neither does anybody else, and so nobody should be reacting emotionally (except perhaps over for the general tragedy of war). But at this point, Israel has presented a credible defense, and the burden of proof has shifted back to the Palestinians to prove that the explosion was not caused by one of their own rockets. They also need to explain why the hospital wasn’t reduced to a skeleton staff after the original Israeli evacuation warnings.
It’ll be a long, emotionally-exhausting war if everyone scrutinizes and argues over every single rocket strike and civilian casualty like this.
💣 In another tragic friendly-fire incident, the dreaded scourge of ‘cancellation’ struck at home. NBC ran a story yesterday headlined, “Top law firm rescinds job offers to Ivy League students who signed Israel letters.” The headline is misleadingly ambiguous. The students signed an “anti-Israel” letter, or maybe a “pro-Hamas” letter.
After the Harvard Crimson published the pro-Hamas letter on October 10th, a series of corporate executives and public figures who have been training for years in cancel culture and woke virtue signaling leapt into action. According to NBC, just part of the response included:
— Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman tweeted that he would “like to know” which students signed the Harvard statement “so I know never to hire these people.”
— “Same,” EasyHealth CEO David Duel tweeted, replying to Neman.
— FabFitFun CEO Michael Broukhim echoed them, and tweeted, “We are in as well,” and, “Discriminating against terrorist supporters is the most comically easy decision I’ll ever have to make as a CEO.”
— Judge Matthew Solomson of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims reportedly said on LinkedIn that he would not let any of the students who signed the statements clerk for him.
— Prominent donors have cut ties with Harvard because it protected the students’ identities. The angry donors included the Wexner Foundation — co-founded by Leslie Wexner, the former CEO of Victoria’s Secret.
It looks like the CEO talk wasn’t just bluster. According to NBC, U.S. law giant Davis Polk sent out an internal email yesterday announcing it rescinded job offers to three law students from Harvard and Columbia universities who signed the pro-Hamas letters.
This must all be so confusing for these students. They thought they were playing Woke-opoly right, and virtue-signaled for all the right causes: race, check. Trans, check. Masks, check. Jabs, check. Ukraine, check. Palestine, check! But wait! They went one issue too far!
When the leftist rubber hit the progressive road, the pro-Palestine students went under the bus. Or something. You get the idea.
🔥 Víva la counter-revolución! Breitbart ran an encouraging story yesterday headlined, “Ecuador Rejects Socialists, Elects 35-Year-Old Outsider Daniel Noboa as President.”
It’s a fascinating, complex story. But the simple version is, Daniel Noboa came from behind in a “jungle primary” after the leading candidate, also not a socialist, was assassinated. And then the six people arrested for his assassination were all murdered in prison. That’s just the tip of the story’s iceberg. But the bottom line was: Ecuadorians seem pretty sure they do not want any more socialists.
Neither do we! Let me know if you agree.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Coffee & Covid will be back, baby, with another snarkful and organic, farm-to-table, non-GMO roundup tomorrow morning.
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