British Medical Journal on Facebook “fact check” ‘… inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible’

Hot on the heels of the bombshell admission last week by Facebook lawyers in legal filings that “fact checks” are nothing more than opinion, this open letter to Zuckerberg and Facebook/Meta from highly respected The British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows even more reason Facebook is simply engaged in wanton censorship. It is equivalent to a professional ‘bitchslap’ in my opinion.

It it worth repeating and sharing everywhere. It is time to pushback twice as hard. h/t to Willis Eschenbach.


Open letter from The BMJ to Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,

We are Fiona Godlee and Kamran Abbasi, editors of The BMJ, one of the world’s oldest and most influential general medical journals. We are writing to raise serious concerns about the “fact checking” being undertaken by third party providers on behalf of Facebook/Meta.

In September, a former employee of Ventavia, a contract research company helping carry out the main Pfizer covid-19 vaccine trial, began providing The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails. These materials revealed a host of poor clinical trial research practices occurring at Ventavia that could impact data integrity and patient safety. We also discovered that, despite receiving a direct complaint about these problems over a year ago, the FDA did not inspect Ventavia’s trial sites.

The BMJ commissioned an investigative reporter to write up the story for our journal. The article was published on 2 November, following legal review, external peer review and subject to The BMJ’s usual high level editorial oversight and review.[1]

But from November 10, readers began reporting a variety of problems when trying to share our article. Some reported being unable to share it. Many others reported having their posts flagged with a warning about “Missing context … Independent fact-checkers say this information could mislead people.” Those trying to post the article were informed by Facebook that people who repeatedly share “false information” might have their posts moved lower in Facebook’s News Feed. Group administrators where the article was shared received messages from Facebook informing them that such posts were “partly false.”

Readers were directed to a “fact check” performed by a Facebook contractor named Lead Stories.[2]

We find the “fact check” performed by Lead Stories to be inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible.

— It fails to provide any assertions of fact that The BMJ article got wrong

— It has a nonsensical title: “Fact Check: The British Medical Journal Did NOT Reveal Disqualifying And Ignored Reports Of Flaws In Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trials”

— The first paragraph inaccurately labels The BMJ a “news blog”

— It contains a screenshot of our article with a stamp over it stating “Flaws Reviewed,” despite the Lead Stories article not identifying anything false or untrue in The BMJ article

— It published the story on its website under a URL that contains the phrase “hoax-alert”

We have contacted Lead Stories, but they refuse to change anything about their article or actions that have led to Facebook flagging our article.

We have also contacted Facebook directly, requesting immediate removal of the “fact checking” label and any link to the Lead Stories article, thereby allowing our readers to freely share the article on your platform.

There is also a wider concern that we wish to raise. We are aware that The BMJ is not the only high quality information provider to have been affected by the incompetence of Meta’s fact checking regime. To give one other example, we would highlight the treatment by Instagram (also owned by Meta) of Cochrane, the international provider of high quality systematic reviews of the medical evidence.[3] Rather than investing a proportion of Meta’s substantial profits to help ensure the accuracy of medical information shared through social media, you have apparently delegated responsibility to people incompetent in carrying out this crucial task. Fact checking has been a staple of good journalism for decades. What has happened in this instance should be of concern to anyone who values and relies on sources such as The BMJ.

We hope you will act swiftly: specifically to correct the error relating to The BMJ’s article and to review the processes that led to the error; and generally to reconsider your investment in and approach to fact checking overall.

Best wishes,

Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
Kamran Abbasi, incoming editor in chief
The BMJ

Competing interests:
As current and incoming editors in chief, we are responsible for everything The BMJ contains.

References:

[1] Thacker PD. Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial. BMJ. 2021 Nov 2;375:n2635. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2635. PMID: 34728500. https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

[2] Miller D. Fact Check: The British Medical Journal Did NOT Reveal Disqualifying And Ignored Reports Of Flaws In Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trials. Nov 10, 2021. ​​https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2021/11/fact-check-british-medical-jo…

[3] https://twitter.com/cochranecollab/status/1458439812357185536

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very old white guy
December 19, 2021 7:46 am

Don’t use facebook. Don’t use twitter.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  very old white guy
December 19, 2021 8:04 am

When you use Facebook, you are being used by Facebook, and guess who gets the better end of that deal.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
December 19, 2021 9:04 am

When a product is free, realize you are actually the product being monetized.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
December 20, 2021 6:45 am

More properly: “. . . you are being abused by Facebook . . .”

Sunsettommy(@sunsetmpoutlookcom)
Editor
Reply to  very old white guy
December 19, 2021 9:33 am

Gave them up couple years ago, never used Twitter.

Never liked the Facebook set up anyway as forums does it much better but then too many people are too lazy to run a forum, so they flock to facebook who does the work for them.

Better to set up a forum instead.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 19, 2021 12:22 pm

Better to set up a forum instead.

This.

I’m old enough to remember when we owned and controlled what we published. We had blogs to put our personal random stuff out there, and forums (fora, really) to discuss our collective random stuff. Nobody but us owned it.

By submitting to the control of Big Tech, you are giving away control. Don’t do it!

I’ve set up several free independent fora for random groups on the interwebs when their existing platform was curtailed or stopped by existing owners. People didn’t even realise it was not only possible, but as free as a bird. Many are still going quite happily.

Sunsettommy(@sunsetmpoutlookcom)
Editor
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 8:25 pm

I have owned several forums including one of the biggest climate forums existing, it was maliciously taken down by a giant corporation 4 years ago when this underhanded censorship became visible.

Richard S Courtney
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 20, 2021 3:00 am

Zig Zag Wanderer,

I can and do attest that the climate blog operated by Sunsettommy was of the highest quality.

Richard

Sunsettommy(@sunsetmpoutlookcom)
Editor
Reply to  Richard S Courtney
December 20, 2021 8:30 am

That is very kind of you, I was thrilled when you chose to join and post there.

It is still available on WayBack Machine even can click on the comments to read them, they trawled unusually deep in it.

Global Warming Skeptics

TonyG
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 20, 2021 11:08 am

Better to set up a forum instead.

The other side of that is that people don’t want to do forums anymore, because they use facebook. Getting people ON your forum is quite difficult.

Jeffery P
Reply to  very old white guy
December 19, 2021 10:24 am

I hate the all — Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, etc., etc. Without changing careers and a major change in lifestyle (Unabomber Estates, anyone?) I’m stuck with the tech companies.

As for social media, I make limited use of Facebook. With Twitter, I’m still blocked for saying Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense — despite the fact a court and a jury of his peers found he did act in self-defense and violated no laws.

But you can fight back by limiting tracking. First, stop using Chrome. Use the Brave browser as much as you can, Edge when you can’t and Chrome only if you’re forced to. Second, clear your cookies everytime you close your browser and change your settings to never allow third-party cookies. Also use private browsing as much as possible.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 12:25 pm

First, stop using Chrome. Use the Brave browser as much as you can

Duckduckgo now has its own browser, which works fine. It also has a tool built-in to track and bl9ck Android apps that send your data out. It’s very revealing.

Ken
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 20, 2021 2:33 pm

I have downloaded the Brave browser. It seems to have some relation with Chrome. For instance, you can run maps.google.com in it. Also you can install extensions for Chrome.

What’s the deal with that?

Also, I have looked for the duckduckgo browser. I have found the instructions for installing it on Win10 but they do not work. Any ideas there? Or do you have a link that you have actually used to install the duckduckgo browser? There are links that claim to do that but they do not work.

TonyG
Reply to  Ken
December 20, 2021 3:58 pm

Brave is based on Chromium which is the “engine” that drives chrome. That’s why chrome extensions work. There are two main engines, the other being Mozilla. Firefox uses Mozilla.
I would expect websites like maps.google.com to work fine regardless of browser.

I don’t think there is a desktop version of the DDG browser, only phone/tablet apps.

jdgalt1
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 1:21 pm

You are not stuck. Check out locals.com, a forum hosting site set up by Dave Rubin, whose terms of service promise that the creator of a forum on Locals owns his forum and all its contents no matter what management may do in the future.

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Komerade Cube
Reply to  jdgalt1
December 19, 2021 3:11 pm

There is also Steem, which is baes on block chain and is true peer to peer – mo central authority to block you.

Paul
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 2:55 pm

I would recommend using Duck Duck Go & Opera before using Edge. Try to use as little of Microsoft stuff as possible.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 11:00 pm

I second the use of Brave. I understand that DuckDuckGo is just an unfiltered Google search. True or not – anyone?

pauln
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
December 20, 2021 4:26 am

No it isn’t true. According to tech reviews of Duckduckgo, it uses it’s own search engine core, but you can use its privacy extensions on Chrome, Edge, Safari etc. which would then use the search engines of those providers.

TonyG
Reply to  pauln
December 20, 2021 11:11 am

“it uses it’s own search engine core”
That’s news to me, will have to check it out

beng135
Reply to  pauln
December 23, 2021 7:40 am

DDG also has some privacy extentions on the Firefox desktop browser. Of course, using a VPN is prb’ly the best way for privacy.

josbornx
Reply to  beng135
December 23, 2021 10:10 pm

My Favorite is using a VPN with Tor browser. Or something like OnionFruit if I wanna use Tor + Brave.

Mandobob
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
December 20, 2021 7:49 am

Not sure about the searching; however, DDG does not track or records searches. I have used DDG as my main search engine for several years and never had any issues.

TonyG
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
December 20, 2021 11:11 am

I get vastly different results from DDG than from Google.

I think DDG uses Bing under the hood, but it also anonymizes so that results aren’t bubble-filtered: different users with different histories from different locations all get the same results.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 20, 2021 7:52 am

Get a trusted VPN service on all the devices you use to stop IP address tracking and browser visit logging by your ISP.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
December 20, 2021 8:10 am

I’ve thought of using a VPN but I’m cautious about anything on the net- is there a downside to the use of a VPN?

Walter Harrell
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 8:29 am

Only that it’s slower because everything is encrypted. I use it all the time.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Walter Harrell
December 20, 2021 10:39 am

I use Firefox and they have used a pop-up recently selling their VPN network. Anyone have experience or advice?

TonyG
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 11:12 am

is there a downside to the use of a VPN?
It slows things down. Depending on your internet connection, that may or may not be a problem.

Better/faster connections it will likely be barely noticeable.

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Astrocyte
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 22, 2021 12:01 pm

“is there a downside to the use of a VPN?”

I have to add that some websites refuse connections when using a VPN. One example is “walmarde” online purchasing.

BARRY HOFFMAN
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 26, 2021 5:05 am

Use of VPN can mess with your home wireless link to your printer

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  BARRY HOFFMAN
December 26, 2021 5:11 am

Oh, OK- good to know- however, I can’t turn on my router’s WiFi, my wife says it causes brain damage! After hours “debating” this, I gave up ’cause I wasn’t going to get dinner that night if I didn’t surrender. :-} So, I have 3 computers, my network printer and 2 upstairs TVs all connected with ethernet. Had to drill holes in the floor upstairs to connect to the TVs.

Tekov Yahoser
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 27, 2021 8:35 am

Tell her it’s the electromagnetic capacitor flux wave from television that is the real culprit.

yirgach
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
December 21, 2021 8:16 am

Yes, definitely use a VPN. You want to look for one which supports the Wireguard protocol. I use VPN Unlimited, and the speed difference on my 25 mbit connection is unnoticeable (from S Vt to Toronto).

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 20, 2021 3:36 pm

I had a very fast computer built for me a couple of years ago. They installed CC Cleaner on it. I use FireFox in private mode for everything except my mortgage company site which requires me to use Chrome. Before I use Chrome and immediately when I get off, I use CC Cleaner and it always shows 400+ trackers from that single use. I am able to remove them but have to do it each time.

yirgach
Reply to  Tom in Florida
December 21, 2021 10:24 am

I have FF set to Delete All Cookies and Site Data on Exit. Gets rid of a lot of cruft. Also use the uBlock Origin along with Privacy Badger extensions for FF. Never see any ads, don’t know how unprotected browsers can even function on some sites.

Alex
Reply to  very old white guy
December 19, 2021 12:10 pm

Use telegram
It is still free.
This may change soon.

PaulH
Reply to  very old white guy
December 19, 2021 4:57 pm

Remember the olden days of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when the Internet was ragged and fun, before the mega-corps took over? <Sigh>

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  PaulH
December 19, 2021 5:04 pm

the old timers will remember the usenet- for all I know it may still exist but I don’t know anyone using it

Doug Huffman(@doughuffman)
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 3:49 am

Milady Wife is completing a T-shirt quilt of memorabilia t-shirts. She was rummaging through rag bags of my old t-shirts when she came up with a Nuke Proof t-shirt, and that reminded me of my Green Card Lawyers t-shirt by *Joel Furr*.

I remember Usenet, but it has been swallowed up by evil Alphabet G00gle

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 9:03 am

Sadly, I remember ARPAnet the progenitor to them all.

TonyG
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 11:15 am

It exists and it’s still active, but it’s difficult to find a group that isn’t almost all spam anymore. And you really can’t get free access anymore.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  PaulH
December 20, 2021 10:40 am

In 1992 it was AOL and noise and large telephone access bills—yeah real fun.

ATheoK
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
December 21, 2021 12:22 am

Never used AOL.
Not when I found that you had to send a certified letter to their physical offices to remove yourself from AOL.

Used Yahoo, back then, for searches.
Yahoo eventually succumbed to big tech fortunes and they sold Yahoo to a company in India.

Bought a domain from Network Solutions and used that for email since the mid-1990s.

There were a lot of companies back in the early 1990s claiming that they’d “never sell your personal information”.
All of them changed their usage “contracts” until personal information is their total reason for allowing people to use their systems.

Prior to that, it was BB bulletin boards and dial up service with the fastest modem you can afford.
The key trick was to find a local number for dialing the BB. Local numbers allowed toll free calling.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  very old white guy
December 20, 2021 3:37 am

It’s only (oldish) guys and gals who use Bookface. It’s dying on its bum. Absolutely no one will care about it soon. Me? Even though I’m one of those oldies I’ve never used the awful site.

However, I used to love Twitter – it was like the Wild West of the internet. But I got banned because a snowflake who didn’t understand sarcasm ran off crying to the lead Twits.

TallDave
Reply to  very old white guy
December 21, 2021 7:55 am

today they’re little more than tools for oppressing wrongthink

you choose to dance with the devil, you can’t complain when he takes your soul

or as the old story about the maiden and the snake goes

“bitch, you knew what I was when you picked me up”

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yirgach
Reply to  very old white guy
December 21, 2021 8:07 am

If you want to see how invasive FB really is, then read their documentation on how to close an account and remove your personal information.
Frightening.
Ditto for Google.

Killer Marmot
Reply to  very old white guy
December 21, 2021 9:51 am

Facebook removed my account a few years ago, and won’t let me back on with my old email.

Given that I rarely used it, and certainly didn’t abuse it, it’s hard to say why. Strange company that would deny users for no apparent reason.

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Patrick MJD
Reply to  very old white guy
December 22, 2021 3:25 pm

Never used twatter, got banned from fakebook.

Brooks H Hurd
Reply to  very old white guy
December 24, 2021 9:23 am

I agree!

I got a new phone last Spring and did not install Twitter, or Facebook or any of its properties. I use a VPN on the phone and my computers. QWANT has a mobile browser that does not track you. DDG and Brave are preferable to Chrome and Edge.

Tom Halla
December 19, 2021 7:47 am

Fakebook’s “fact checking” is mostly political. Apparently, someone thought sucking up to Fauci et al was policy.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Tom Halla
December 19, 2021 10:27 am

Stating unpopular facts on Twitter, such as Rittenhouse did nothing wrong and isn’t a white supremacist or quoting studies that show the vaccinated still cary the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can infect as many people as the unvaccinated will get you locked out from Twitter. You have to remove the “offending” tweet to continue. Keep repeating these offenses and you get banned.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 12:29 pm

the vaccinated still cary the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can infect as many people as the unvaccinated

What’s worse is that since their symptoms are often less or hidden (having actually suffered they symptoms from the vaccination in my experience), they will infect more people than unvaccinated people. Therefore vaccinated people are actually more dangerous to those at risk.

It used to be well-known and understood that vaccination protects the vaccinated, and it’s the unvaccinated that are more at risk. How that got turned around, I’ll never fathom.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 12:52 pm

Simple. The controlling agencies (FDA, CDC, et al, changed the definition. Evidently goalpost moving is an epidemic.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 8:49 pm

It’s been known for a long time that one can’t vaccinate out of a pandemic.

The usual vaccine protocol is to protect individuals from episodic exposure. Vaccines are broad-spectrum. Until now they’ve generally been killed or attenuated viruses. The vaccines raise antibodies against a number of protein targets on the virus.

The anti-Covid mRNA raises antibodies only against a single protein target — the Corona spike protein.

RNA viruses rapidly mutate during reproduction. When the virus infects an mRNA-treated person, the viruses with mutated spike proteins escape the narrow-focus antibodies and get transmitted into the population.

The mRNA treatment is leaky.

This is standard vaccine-resistance microbiology. It’s well-understood.

The delta, omicron, and all the other Corona variants that have entered the population since December 2020 are produced by the “vaccinated.”

Using a leaky vaccine to control an on-going pandemic (they’re all leaky) will only produce resistant viral variants and prolong the pandemic.

The only way to end a pandemic is to let people get the virus and then use drugs to help the vulnerable fight it off.

The CDC and the medical establishment are doing everything exactly wrong. See Inglesby, et al., 2006 “Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza.”

If the CDC/Fauci/Wallensky had planned to prolong the pandemic indefinitely, they’d not have done anything different than the actions we have observed. An observation, not an accusation.

Doug
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 19, 2021 11:46 pm

Small pox and polio spring to mind. And you have probably never seen measles or mumps either if you are less than 30 years old.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Doug
December 20, 2021 8:27 am

Yellow fever is a virus with high mortality even in young and healthy. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Yellow fever vaccine is widely recognized as one of the inducers of a potent, long live immune system protection of the host (person). The YFV vaccine is a strongly attenuated, but live replicating yellow fever virus. It “discovery” was by Max Theiler, who received the 1951 Nobel Prize in Medicine-Physiology. it is a fascinating story.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892770/

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Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Doug
December 20, 2021 8:34 am

People over say 52 yrs probably have a Small pox vaccine scar on their shoulder.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
December 22, 2021 3:02 pm

a Small pox vaccine scar on their shoulder.

I’m one of those who doesn’t. They tried getting the proper reaction with renewed inoculations over a period of several years to no avail. The scar was apparent proof of immunization. So, officially I’m unvaccinated. Travel in the early ’60s was awkward without my immunization record handy.

QQBoss
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
December 27, 2021 11:30 pm

53 years old, no scar. Small Pox vaccination stopped being offered in my city the year it was my turn to get it. My sister a few years ahead of me has it, though.

Fran
Reply to  Doug
December 21, 2021 12:35 pm

I saw small pox in one of the last epidemics in India at the age of 15. I will never forget the 11 y/o on a string cot in a tiny mud hut. She had no skin visible between the lesions and she was septic. The vaccinator had been in the village a few weeks earlier and grandma had said to keep her back so she could look after 2 young siblings when they were sick from the vaccine.

My Mum said, as I had heard her say many times before, “We have to consign this child to God’s care.”

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 20, 2021 7:31 am

Pat,

While I agree with the overall thrust of you post, I have to specifically offer counterexamples to your assertion “The only way to end a pandemic is to let people get the virus and then use drugs to help the vulnerable fight it off.”

This was certainly not the case with the smallpox virus (European pandemic of 1870-1874), nor was it the case with the polio virus (US epidemic of 1949-1952).

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 20, 2021 8:10 am

T cell immunity is what clears a viral infection from an infected host. T cell memory cells are long lived relative to B-cell/plasma cell antibody production. Virus cognate Tcells arising from real replicating viral infection usually recognize a broad array of structural (spike protein) and non-structural (polymerase) viral epitopes (snippets of peptide motifs) that the virus cannot evade. Even small amounts of evasion (mutation to those epitopes) results in drastic fitness reduction for the virus. The mRNA and JnJ vaxes do a poor job of inducing much if any long lasting, broadly covering T cell immunity.
This is why the Swedish approach to natural herd immunity achievement via infecting the base of young and healthy of this largely inconsequential seasonal cold virus was the correct approach. T cell immunity is crucially dependent on a replicating viral infection.
immunology has known this for several decades now. what Fauci, Wallensky, and Collins are pushing is anti-science. And they privately must know this. Whatever is motivating them now is deeply malevolent.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Fran
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 21, 2021 12:41 pm

The covid vaccines smelled bad to me when they were first unveiled. My first thought was that if no systematic tracking of side effects was lacking, I would not volunteer to be part of the experiment. I have run clinical experiments, and I know what all potential subjects must be told. These were rolled out with zero “informed consent”.

Doug
Reply to  Fran
December 24, 2021 6:58 pm

The tracking in Australia was good enough to detect 6 cases of fatal thrombocytopenia in about 6 million doses. I’n not sure if the tracking was “systematic” but it implies at least an alertness to the possibility of problems. I’m not aware of any additional serious complications.

Doug
Reply to  Fran
December 24, 2021 7:11 pm

The Phase 3 trial of Astrazenica in the UK had 11,000 people in it before it was released and made available for you. Its what trials are for – systematic tracking. Are you referring to another vaccine released without trials of this nature?

Philo
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 21, 2021 5:02 pm

-Pat Thanks for the nice summary of vaccines for the ignorant. Hopefully a few will read this and weep for being suckers going on 2 or more years.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 22, 2021 4:20 pm

Link is broken.

beng135
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 23, 2021 7:59 am

Pat, here’s an unbroken link to your reference to Inglesby, et al.

https://www.aier.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/10.1.1.552.1109.pdf

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AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 25, 2021 12:58 pm

link is broken.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 20, 2021 3:42 am

“How that got turned around, I’ll never fathom.”
My thoughts exactly. Perfectly intelligent friends of mine have been shouting that the unvaccinated are putting my (vaccinated) friends at risk. When did vaccines start working in reverse?

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
December 20, 2021 8:31 am

When anti-science Democrats decided this continued COVID fear mongering mass delusion fit into their broader agenda of using a continuous string of hobgoblin-like fears for political power.

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 20, 2021 6:02 am

“Save the NHS!!” was used in UK for lockdown then vaccination then stopping infections (impossible) to save the NHS. While that all makes no sense is obvious to some of us many others just believe what they are told by authority.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 20, 2021 7:09 am

It’s funny (in a very sad way) that the masses are told on one hand that the COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective” {actually, such a claim is illegal per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Subpart 312.7(a) “Promotion of an investigational new drug” . . . check it out!} while at the same time everyone is being told to wear facial masks and practice social distancing as necessary means of “preventing the spread of COVID-10” despite one’s, or even society’s, vaccination/boost status.

Methinks the FDA/NIH/CDC/NIAID clumsy-constructed house of cards is well into it’s expected fall.

paul courtney
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
December 20, 2021 12:43 pm

Mr. Dressler: I also noticed that as the latest variant emerged, the shouting got louder- GET VAXXED NOW!!- to distract from the news that the vax didn’t work on the latest variant The idea that it was mild is being excised as well. In my view, the house of cards fell during this past (NH) summer, and they are just throwing the cards at us as fast as they can grab a handful off the floor.

Paul C
Reply to  paul courtney
December 21, 2021 4:22 pm

Having a healthy un-jabbed control group is not conducive to the populace submitting to further diktats from the authorities. If it becomes obvious to the jabbed that ongoing m-RNA therapies are not in their interest, they may take it out on those who experimented on them. The more stringent calls to force the survivors to submit to the jab suggest that time is running out.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 5:39 pm

“Oh, the humanity” to be banned by Twitter. Guess I’d have to join first.

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
December 20, 2021 9:20 am

Jim, like you I never joined any of the group chat fora that sprung up throughout the early 2000’s. My children, however, did and I from them formed the opinion that social media is at best annoyingly amusing and can be extremely dangerous for unguided young minds.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Tom Halla
December 19, 2021 11:02 pm

Everything has a price. At Facebook, it is facts. These things don’t happen by accident. Question: who is paying FB to make these false allegations and bear false witness?

Curious George(@moudryj)
December 19, 2021 7:50 am

Nazification in action?

Jeffery P
Reply to  Curious George
December 19, 2021 10:28 am

I concur. We need to start an educational campaign regarding Fascism being as much far-left as far-right and how Nazism was actually a darling of the left for most of the 1930’s.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 11:26 am

What, the national socialist party? Not socialist? Who knew?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Jay Willis
December 20, 2021 12:41 am

The full title was the National Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany!!!

It was the post WW2 political left who seized the opportunity to label them as a party of the far right, probably to raise their profile as a supposedly caring political group. The only thing the political left care about is power & control, the money will naturally follow!!!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 12:35 pm

We need to start an educational campaign regarding Fascism being as much far-left as far-right and how Nazism was actually a darling of the left

Fascism was always the political left. It just got branded as politically ‘right’ because that Austrian guy gave it such a bad image. It’s just about the state controlling the means of production instead of the state owing it.

Just look at the beetle. The Volkswagen. The ‘people’s car’. How was that not a socialist concept? It’s all so obvious when you look at it. Socialists don’t want you to look.

Bill
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 23, 2021 5:31 am

Fascism and Nazism and Communism are nothing more than branches of the Marxist tree. Right wing is Anarchy, not totalitarian government. Right and left are measured by the level of government power and control, not by who sits on which side of the King.

Bernie
December 19, 2021 8:09 am

They have delegated fact checking to people with a political agenda.

jdgalt1
Reply to  Bernie
December 19, 2021 1:40 pm

The whole idea that right-leaning speakers need to be fact-checked is doublespeak, and shows that Facebook has descended to the level of Pravda. They are loyal to a narrative and that narrative comes from the Devil.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Bernie
December 19, 2021 2:24 pm

More accurately, they have set up a sham system where they in fact censor content just as surely as if their own employees did it, but their friends and cronies do the technical tasks so that they can claim that they don’t make any censorship decisions.

Something similar to theoretically having Dementia Zhou set up a “third-party” election advertising fairness board called the Democratic National Committee, which impartially decides whether Trump and Biden ads contain any misinformation rather than having a government agency do it.

It’s not that they’re biased, it’s just that every Biden ad turned out to be perfect, and every Trump ad happened to be filled with lies. Stop with the conspiracy theories already!

AndyHce
Reply to  Bernie
December 19, 2021 2:32 pm

Should “delegated” perhaps be “assigned”?

Russell
Reply to  Bernie
December 20, 2021 4:00 pm

It’s the best way to get the cheapest price for that service. Most labor/liberal political activists will work for free driven by their cultural personality.

bonbon
December 19, 2021 8:17 am

I wonder what Meta would do with WikiLeaks publication of actual war crimes reported?
The D.o.J has a different kind of fact-checking – secret tribunals.

And if the revelations were so world shattering, why not use WikiLeaks?

What is being done to Assange is the real scandal.

Derg
Reply to  bonbon
December 19, 2021 9:09 am

No kidding. The press went on and on about Kashogi (spelling?) and Assange is treated like a criminal.

bonbon
Reply to  Derg
December 19, 2021 10:24 am
Reply to  Derg
December 19, 2021 2:11 pm

One of the things about the Khashoggi killing that bothered me was the assumption that only the Prince could have ordered it. The King is still the King. He had more than enough reason to call for the killing, and more than enough power to order it done. While the media was all up in arms about the Prince, the real malevolent actor was given a pass. Everyone seems to forget that the Prince needed/needs the approval of the King to change the changes being made.

jdgalt1
Reply to  bonbon
December 19, 2021 2:17 pm

Assange is being persecuted (word play intended) because the US deep state can’t stand that journalism is not a crime, or that its jurisdiction does not extend to other countries. If they succeed it will give the US a Star Chamber court to go with our Bastille. So much for being a nation of laws and not of men.

Dave Fair
Reply to  jdgalt1
December 19, 2021 4:50 pm

Obummer enhanced the trend with extrajudicial executions (especially of American citizens) with drones. Nobody approved by the Leftist institutions saw any problem with that practice.

December 19, 2021 8:20 am

Pfizer are too big to criticize.

Meanwhile they are busy confirming all the worst Mark Soderburg stereotypes of corrupt and sinister big Pharma.

It’s now hard to distinguish Pfizer, Facebook, Government and media – a seamless unified mafia.

They are damaging the reputation of and trust in both Pharma and government, not helpful during a pandemic.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Phil Salmon
December 19, 2021 11:28 am

” not helpful during a pandemic.”

Not relevant any other time.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jay Willis
December 19, 2021 12:37 pm

I dunno. That diamond-shaped blue pill is pretty popular….

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Phil Salmon
December 19, 2021 12:45 pm

It’s now hard to distinguish Pfizer, Facebook, Government and media – a seamless unified mafia.

It’s not really unified, it’s controlled by the money source. There’s only one part of that which really created any money by producing anything, and that’s Big Pharma.

Imagine the profits up for grabs when everyone on the planet is wanting a vaccination. Profits!

Then make it less effective, so you need two vaccinations. Double profits!

Then tell everyone that you need a booster after six months. Triple profits!

Then, wait for it, reduce that to five months, shortly to be reduced to four months. Quadruple profits!

Then get the Fauxis of the world to convince governments that two vaccinations are needed every four months. Wow! Sextuple profits! YAY! Give that man a massive bonus and a Ferrari!

Seriously, am I off base here?

Paul
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 3:22 pm

& now U need two shots for the latest variation (Ox…sp) of the Chinese Flu.
more profits still & probably when the following new variation after the O version passes will need two more shots & on & on & on & also now you need to wear a mask whether you are vaxed or not. It’ll be never ending,
of course from what I see of people these days they will happily be begging
to have that needle stuck into their arm as many times as the blowhards in the FDA & their lackey panty-waist politicians say to do it, if for no other reason than to virtue signal & to feel good about themselves….. #%@&!%#?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 22, 2021 6:49 pm

Why not just install a permanent ersatz “vaccination” port so one can get his bi-monthly top up of mRNA concoction. Have they decided what to call the variant once they get to omega?

TonyG
Reply to  Rory Forbes
December 23, 2021 9:10 am

“Why not just install a permanent ersatz “vaccination” port”

Have you ever seen The Giver? They had some sort of daily injection they were required to get. It was installed in the house at the front door and they just hit it on the way out to school or work.

I hear everyone saying “well you get boosters for other vaccines” – but I can’t think of one that requires 4 boosters in a year.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  TonyG
December 23, 2021 10:18 am

Any “vaccine” that requires so many “boosters” in under a year and is still ineffective is no success. They’ve lied so much and so often no one who hasn’t done separate research has a clue what’s right or wrong. The media is offering both actual data mixed with projections at the same time. Yup, they offer boosters for other vaccines, but after years or even decades.

jdgalt1
Reply to  Phil Salmon
December 19, 2021 2:27 pm

I disagree. Damaging the reputation of and trust in corrupt institutions is beneficial to the public and the world. Those members of the public who still believe in a mainstream will simply have to learn — many of them the hard way — that institutions so powerful they aren’t hurt if you don’t buy their services are not to be trusted one bit; and that therefore we must individually treat all sources of information with skepticism, now and forever.

The hard part is making sure the rest of us still have the ability to exchange true news and commentary with impunity. And for that, we must free Assange or at least depose and punish those who are railroading him to his death.

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Ed Reid
December 19, 2021 8:21 am

The “fakecheckers” are checking narrative compliance, not facts.

Doug Huffman(@doughuffman)
Reply to  Ed Reid
December 20, 2021 3:57 am

So many people are credulous of narrative as fact. Narrative is merely extended ad-hockery. Not many can read E.T. Jaynes’ Probability Theory to understand the faults of ad-hockery.

DiogenesNJ
December 19, 2021 8:23 am

“Facebook is simply engaged in wonton censorship”

LOL. Another clear example of anti-Asian bias!

(i.e., spell cneckers can’t always save you)

DiogenesNJ
Reply to  DiogenesNJ
December 19, 2021 8:24 am

OTOH, they can save you from typos. Inadvertent further humor. I meant “draughts”, of course.

John K. Sutherland
Reply to  DiogenesNJ
December 19, 2021 11:15 am

Spell check is my biggest enema.

Rich Davis
Reply to  John K. Sutherland
December 19, 2021 2:52 pm

That must be uncomfortable

Dave Fair
Reply to  John K. Sutherland
December 19, 2021 4:56 pm

Spell check is a lifesaver. It is people that allow software to change what they write that are the problem. Its like riding a horse; always tell him what to do before allowing him to do it.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
December 19, 2021 5:23 pm

I have mine set up to highlight words I may have misspelled. Now if only I can train myself to review before posting.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2021 10:01 pm

Post at haste, suck up Twit venom at leisure.

Reply to  DiogenesNJ
December 19, 2021 12:18 pm

Just finished a nice bowl of wanton soup

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Phil Salmon
December 19, 2021 4:59 pm

What is the soup wantoning to do? [And my spell-checker had no problem with “wantoning.” I assume it sensed that I like that in my women.]

TonyG
Reply to  DiogenesNJ
December 20, 2021 11:29 am

what’s a “spell cnecker”?

commieBob
December 19, 2021 8:25 am

Social media censorship is an end run around freedom of speech, which is guaranteed in the Constitution. link

If the social media can no longer censor then we’ll be back to: you can say anything you want but if you say something illegal you may end up in jail.

The problem with sending people to jail is that it requires due process. That’s a PITA for the government and that’s why they want the social media to do what they aren’t allowed to do.

What are the limits to free speech? Everyone has heard the quote about falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater. What most people don’t realize is that it came from a case involving opposition to the draft in WW1.

Holmes, writing for a unanimous Court, ruled that it was a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917 (amended by the Sedition Act of 1918) to distribute flyers opposing the draft during World War I.

link

So what’s the difference between “no draft” and “vaccines bad”? There are things the government would rather that we didn’t say. The Constitution and the courts have mostly ensured that we can still say them. On the other hand, there’s Assange and Snowden, et al.

MarkW
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 12:36 pm

Law professor wants to rewrite the 1st and 2nd amendments so that they are no longer individual rights. She also wants both free speech and self defense to be limited so that they maximize social justice. That is, if what you say does not promote “social justice”, it can be banned.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/university-of-miami-law-professor-first-second-amendments

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jdgalt1
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2021 2:35 pm

People who want to live under Red Chinese law should be shipped there.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  jdgalt1
December 19, 2021 5:08 pm

in empty containers

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 20, 2021 8:43 am

with holes cut in them, on leaky barges across the Pacific during typhoon season.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2021 5:24 pm

According to many leftists, Sen. Manchin coming out against Biden’s Building Socialism Better plan means the end of democracy in the US.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/manchin-media-critics-predict-vote-democracy

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2021 7:54 pm

G’Day Mark,

“… the end of democracy in the US.”

Those “leftists” should be made to search the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America for the word ‘democracy’, or even ‘democratic’ – they’re just not there. The US never has been a ‘democracy’. (Just for fun, search for the word ‘Republican’.)

Socrates, if I remember correctly: “Republics degenerate into democracies which then become dictatorships.”

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  MarkW
December 20, 2021 9:15 am

I like Manchin- but, too bad his family name got changed from Mancini- I like Italian names. My Italian name got changed so long ago- nobody knows when- long before coming to America.

Philo
Reply to  MarkW
December 21, 2021 5:27 pm

We all ought to be VERY thankful Sen. Manchin is in the Senate. It’s all about a republic- the right statement at the right time can work wonders on setting the government aright.

Many will complain because he didn’t act sooner, but he acted at exactly the right time- when Pelosi and the dims did not have time to do anything about it.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  MarkW
December 20, 2021 8:41 am

The Left needs US self-defense laws to be weakened and the elimination of the 2nd Amendment in order for the NWO mob army/Red Army (Antifa-BLM thuggery was just a start) to terrorize the population. Exactly what Mao’s RedArmy did and the resulting cultural revolution to destroy any opposition to single party rule from within the population.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
December 22, 2021 7:02 pm

Law professor wants to rewrite the 1st and 2nd amendments

I think we’re getting close to the need for ‘restructuring’ of university faculties, for some and placing an “Out of Business” sign on many others. Let them finance their own cultural revolution. “Social justice” is much like hate speech a slippery subject.

jdgalt1
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 2:34 pm

Social media censorship is not a big deal unless the regime imposing it has a monopoly (or close enough to one that no new market entrant can out-compete them).

Rumble/Locals is now out-competing even YouTube. There is hope.

Dave Fair
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 5:07 pm

As has been said before: If you want free speech print your own material and create your own internet space. Also, sue the shit out of Meta and the others when they lie about you.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
December 19, 2021 5:27 pm

The problem with suing them when they lie about you is that the courts have so widened the “public figure” exception, that if one newspaper writes one story about you, you become a public figure and the odds of winning a libel suit go way, way down.

Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 8:34 am

We are aware that The BMJ is not the only high quality information provider to have been affected by the incompetence of Meta’s fact checking regime.”

Why would BMJ assume incompetence? Malice fits the bill here much better.

commieBob
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 8:49 am

Malice is harder to prove.

Isn’t there a rule that says you shouldn’t accuse someone of malice when stupidity provides an adequate explanation?

ThinkingScientist
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 9:02 am

Hanlon’s Razor: Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
December 19, 2021 10:41 am

At this point it can’t be stupidity. Malice is the only thing that makes sense.

Doug
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 11:56 pm

That’s the hallmark of stupidity – it doesn’t make any sense.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Doug
December 20, 2021 11:38 am

It makes sense if it is malice toward the message upending a politically useful narrative of using fear mongering for accruing and concentrating political power.

James H
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
December 19, 2021 10:45 am

What if they’re being paid to be “stupid”? Marxists/Fascists have to pretend to not know things.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  James H
December 19, 2021 12:35 pm

What if they’re being paid to be “stupid”?

Then it is malice!

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 19, 2021 3:22 pm

It is malice with extreme prejudice- See item 3 – VACCINE BATCHES VARY SYSTEMATICALLY IN TOXICITY 
If this is even partly true, we should hear much more about it – aka “Kill Shot Roulette”.
Regards, Allan
 
THE PFIZER INOCULATIONS FOR COVID-19 – MORE HARM THAN GOOD
Recently-released Pfizer 6 month data shows that Pfizer’s COVID-19 inoculations cause more illness than they prevent.
Plus, an overview of the Pfizer trial flaws in both design and execution.
Video: https://rumble.com/embed/voaxg5/?pub=qdzr7
PDF: https://www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-COVID-19-Inoculations-More-Harm-Than-Good-REV-Dec-16-2021.pdf
 
WHAT’S IN THE JABS THEY’RE SO DESPERATE TO GIVE US?
Dr Mark Trozzi December 18, 2021
Video: https://odysee.com/Jab:b0de75155437c65b1037284762e4dc47dda44e4c?src=embed
PDF: https://www.anhinternational.org/news/what-s-in-the-jabs-they-re-so-desperate-to-give-us/

VACCINE BATCHES VARY SYSTEMATICALLY IN TOXICITY AND ARE DISTRIBUTED TO UNSUSPECTING AMERICANS BY THREE COMPANIES: RESEARCHER
James Hill , MD Updated December 18, 2021
 
Researcher Craig Paardekooper (Kingston University, London) claims US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data show vaccine batches are sequentially marked by varying toxicity.
Paardekooper claims:
· VAERS shows about 1 in 200 vaccine batches (~ 0.5%) are “highly toxic,” having a high number (1000-5000 times the baseline rate) of severe adverse reactions — including hospitalization, disability, and death — in the short term, i.e., within a few days or weeks of injection.
· 70% have only one short-term adverse event reported.
· 80% have only one or two short-term adverse events reported.
· The toxic batches are distributed among all 50 US states.

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Philo
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 21, 2021 5:34 pm

I guess my wife and I were lucky. She fussed about it and we got jabbed in early January and February.

No obvious side effects. No bout of Covid. The only test I had was negative.

Maybe I can wipe the sweat off my forehead and not have another nearly fake vaccine.

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 20, 2021 4:25 am

More on malice, with extreme prejudice: I do question the title of this paper, specifically the world “unintended”.

I have warned since January 2021 that the Covid-19 “vaccines” were dangerous and ineffective.

It’s not satisfying to make correct predictions when they are ignored and the worst outcomes still happen.

Schlachthof 6.

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF MRNA SHOTS
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola, December 20, 2021
 
STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·   “Worse Than the Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., and Dr. Greg Nigh, is one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the many possible unintended consequences of the mRNA gene transfer technologies incorrectly referred to as “COVID vaccines”

·   As of December 3, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has logged 19,886 COVID jab related deaths. Pfizer — the only company that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full licensing for an as-yet unavailable COVID shot — accounts for 13,268 of them

·   Calculations suggest VAERS COVID-related reports are underreported by a factor of 41. That means that in the U.S. alone, the actual death toll may be closer to 374,576. Including international deaths reported to VAERS would put the death toll at 815,326

·   Key side effects that are now being reported in massive numbers include miscarriages, heart attacks, myopericarditis, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), shingles, Bell’s palsy and a variety of permanent disabilities, many of which involve neurological dysfunction

·   The side effects we now see being reported were entirely predictable based on the known science detailed in Seneff’s and Nigh’s paper

MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff’s paper,1 “Worse Than the Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research in collaboration with Dr. Greg Nigh, is still one of the best, most comprehensive descriptions of the many possible unintended consequences of the mRNA gene transfer technologies incorrectly referred to as “COVID vaccines.”

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Paul C
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 21, 2021 6:20 pm

Analysis of data in the UK appears to show that the simple trick of classifying the jabbed as unvaccinated for a fortnight afterwards both hides the vaccine-related deaths, and makes it look like the unvaccinated are at greater risk.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/british-researchers-discover-covid-jabs-appear-to-expose-people-to-an-increased-mortality/

Reply to  Paul C
December 22, 2021 10:23 am

Even more true in Canada and the USA – data corruption – “finger on the scales” – I’ve published this before.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 22, 2021 10:30 am

I advised my governments of these facts weeks or months ago, but this video is perhaps the clearest and best explanation to date of the medical impacts of the Covid-19 Pfizer “vaccines”.

BREAKING NEWS: PFIZER’S OWN STATS: 1200+/40,000 TRIAL PARTICIPANTS DEAD | INTERVIEW WITH DR. NAGASE
The Strong And Free Broadcast   December 13, 2021 
 https://rumble.com/vqq3hw-breaking-news-pfizers-own-stats-1200-40000-trial-participants-dead-intervie.html
 
Rumble — Dr. Daniel Nagase graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 2004, is a registered member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Alberta where he has been a doctor for over 15 years, an emergency doctor for 10 years and has treated patients in rural under-serviced communities throughout Alberta since 2015. Dr. Nagase was fired after treating three covid patients with Ivermectin at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre. Listen to him speak on the dangers of the injection from a microbiology perspective.
 
Pfizer’s COVID vaccine trial results; are these statistics “acceptable”?
 
Absolutely not. They wouldn’t be acceptable for any medication brought to market, this magnitude of side effects, 31% either died, had permanent disability or were not recovered. It’s insane that at the time of the report to government authorities, April 30th, 2021 that this drug, this injection wasn’t pulled off the market immediately.
 
Explaining some devastating known side effects…
 
Sequela is some type of a problem that lingers even though you recovered. Let’s say you had an extremely high fever with seizures and the seizures never actually went away, you keep getting occasional seizures every now and then, or you have paralysis of an arm or a leg after the seizure and that just doesn’t go away.
 
Reverse transcriptase is where mRNA is turned into DNA, and depending on where that segment of DNA accidentally interrupts and integrates itself into the cells DNA, you can either be causing cancer, you can be causing mutations, or you might not cause anything at all. It’s completely random. The reverse transcriptase itself can lead this mRNA injection into causing new mutations in the DNA.
 
Effects on pregnant women…
 
Out of 274 pregnancy cases where pregnant women received this injection, there were 75 serious reported clinical events. 75 over 274. That’s a 27% serious clinical event instance. Any pregnant woman who received this injection after April 30th, 2021 should be suing their obstetrician for malpractice. Absolutely unheard of.
 
Effects on our children…
 
There were 34 instances where children under the age of 12 were given this injection between December 1st and February 28th. Of those 34 children, 24 had serious side effects. Of those 24 kids who had a serious case after getting this injection 16 were resolved or resolving, 13 had not resolved and five were unknown.
 
Risks of genetic damage to children….
 
We’re not even talking about the genetic damage. This is just the damage that they discovered in the first three months between December 1st and February 28th, a pregnancy is nine full months. We don’t know how many of the other cases that were non-serious in the first two months might turn into serious events, miscarriages stillbirths, birth defects, deformities, developmental delay, which is where a child doesn’t develop the ability to walk, talk or think at a normal rate. In previous years, it was called mental retardation. We have no idea what the long-term effects are.
 
Are smaller doses for children safe and effective?
 
No, as long as there’s enough of a dose, if it’s a 1/3, one quarter, one tenth a dose, it only changes the amount of time it takes to produce copies of itself. It’ll just take a little bit longer at one tenth of the dose than at the full adult dose. There is no safe dose for this injection.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 26, 2021 1:27 pm

Sad news – I have tried for a year to prevent this carnage.
The Covid-19 “vaccines” are toxic and ineffective.

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR DEAD AFTER BOOSTER
by brian peckford
A NY Times editor has died of a heart attack at 49, one day after receiving a Moderna Covid “booster” shot

Alex Berenson Dec 25, 2021

Carlos Tejada was married and had two children; he spent his career at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2016.

In July, he received a Johnson & Johnson DNA/AAV Covid vaccine. He was thankful to get it, per his Instagram page. 

On Dec. 16, in Seoul, South Korea, he received a Moderna mRNA/LNP “booster.” No clinical trials have ever been conducted to examine the safety or efficacy of mixing various types of these vaccines, and Carlos did not give informed consent, as the consent form was in Korean, a language he could not read. He joked that Omicron should “hit me with your wet snot.”

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A day later, Carlos was dead of a heart attack.

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RIP Carlos Tejada, Dec. 7, 1972 – Dec. 17, 2021.If this does not wake the Times nothing will.

brianpeckford | December 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm |

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Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 27, 2021 2:28 pm

Video by Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology at the Johannes Gutenberg University
 
DR SUCHARIT BHAKDI: ORGANS OF DEAD VACCINATED PROVES AUTO IMMUNE ATTACK – 22/12/2021
https://www.bitchute.com/video/fHIT55iM4Zv9/
 
Dr Bhakdi cites proof that the Covid-19 vaccines are killing the young and the old.
 
Dr Bhakdi, who is highly competent, is deeply upset by this needless killing caused by these toxic “Covid-19 “vaccines”.
 
He is entirely correct, as I’ve said for the past year. This is not a debate – never was – I don’t publish on this subject unless the facts are certain.
 
So the question is: Why are our governments continuing to kill their citizens?   

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 27, 2021 11:45 pm

OH THE MYSTERY OF HOW CORONAVIRUS DOESN’T INFECT AND KILL PEOPLE IN JAPAN ANYMORE?
Absolutely no one who writes for newspapers has any idea of why Covid may have almost completely disappeared from Japan since the sudden Delta wave in August. The trajectory collapsed on August 25th and vaccines don’t explain it.
“While Omicron explodes around the world, COVID cases in Japan plummet and no one knows why”
Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 23
Call it the hunt for a potential “X factor,” such as genetics, that may explain the trend and inform how Japan could deal with the next wave… blah blah blah

HInt: They started using Ivermectin in Japan and eliminated Covid-19 in a few weeks.

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Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 28, 2021 6:35 am

Are Japanese politicians really intelligent, or are our politicians just exceptionally stupid and corrupt?

BREAKING — JAPAN PUTS WARNINGS ON COVID JABS
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola December 28, 2021

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·   Japan has taken steps to warn its citizens about serious side effects linked to COVID-19 injections
·   They’ve added a warning label to the jabs, warning about the risk of myocarditis — inflammation of the heart muscle
·   Japan is also taking strict measures to monitor and report all side effects to the unprecedented jabs
·   Hospitals must report, in detail, any adverse effects that occur within 28 days of receiving a COVID-19 injection
·   Japan’s Ministry of Health includes a “consent to vaccination” section on its website, which states mandatory vaccination and discrimination against those who choose not to be vaccinated are not advised; this includes at workplaces, which are told not to force anyone to get injected
·   Japan is standing out as a protector of informed consent and medical freedom, during a time in history when many other countries are opting for totalitarian control
 

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 28, 2021 9:50 pm

IVERMECTIN META-ANALYSIS BY DR. TESS LAWRIE NEARS MOST CITED EVER
September 20, 2021

The Dr. Tess Lawrie publication concludes with this:
“Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.”
 
She reported, “The story of Ivermectin has highlighted that we are at a remarkable juncture in medical history. The tools that we use to heal and our connection with our patients are being systematically undermined by relentless disinformation stemming from corporate greed. The story of Ivermectin shows that we as a public have misplaced our trust in the authorities and have underestimated the extent to which money and power corrupts.
 
Had Ivermectin being employed in 2020 when medical colleagues around the world first alerted the authorities to its efficacy, millions of lives could have been saved, and the pandemic with all its associated suffering and loss brought to a rapid and timely end.”
 
Dr. Lawrie called out the corruption of modern medicine by Big Pharma and other interests.
 
She went on, “Since then, hundreds of millions of people have been involved in the largest medical experiment in human history. Mass vaccination was an unproven novel therapy. Hundreds of billions will be made by Big Pharma and paid for by the public. With politicians and other nonmedical individuals dictating to us what we are allowed to prescribe to the ill, we as doctors, have been put in a position such that our ability to uphold the Hippocratic oath is under attack. 

At this fateful juncture, we must therefore choose, will we continue to be held ransom by corrupt organizations, health authorities, Big Pharma, and billionaire sociopaths, or will we do our moral and professional duty to do no harm and always do the best for those in our care? The latter includes urgently reaching out to colleagues around the world to discuss which of our tried and tested safe older medicines can be used against COVID.”

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 29, 2021 5:39 am

Like street-corner drug pushers, only not as ethical…

PHARMA’S WAR ON SCIENTISTS TO MANDATE JABS FOR LIFE
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola December 29, 2021
 
STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·   Another cache of emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) reveals Dr. Anthony Fauci and his boss, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, colluded to quash dissenting views on the lockdowns

·   October 4, 2020, three medical professors — Martin Kulldorff from Harvard, Sunetra Gupta from Oxford and Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford — launched the Great Barrington Declaration, which called for focused protection of high-risk individuals rather than the continuation of blanket lockdowns

·   As support of the declaration rapidly spread, Fauci and Collins discussed how they could stop the call for a sane, science-based approach. In an email to Fauci, Collins wrote, “There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises”

·   The emails between Fauci and Collins are the smoking gun showing that it is they who are waging war against science

·   Despite having a combined annual budget of $58 billion, and a combined staff of 31,000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the NIH/NIAID have not yet conducted an actual study to determine how natural immunity stacks up against the COVID jab, likely because they don’t want to know the answer

The more we learn about Dr. Anthony Fauci, the worse he looks. The grandfatherly figurehead has now had two years in the limelight, urging people to “follow the science,” which he has shamelessly equated to his own ever-shifting opinion.

Another cache of emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) now reveals Fauci and his boss, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, colluded behind the scenes to quash dissenting views on the lockdowns.1

Fauci and Collins Conspired to Destroy Dissent

October 4, 2020, three medical professors — Martin Kulldorff from Harvard, Sunetra Gupta from Oxford and Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford — launched the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement anyone could sign onto that called for focused protection of high-risk individuals, such as the elderly, rather than the continuation of blanket lockdowns. AIER sponsored the declaration.

“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health,” the declaration stated. “Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

As support of the declaration rapidly spread, Fauci and Collins seemingly panicked, and discussed how they could possibly stop the growing call for a sane, science-based approach. In an October 8, 2020, email to Fauci, Collins wrote:2,3,4,5
“The proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists who met with the Secretary seems to be getting a lot of attention … There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises …”

“Don’t worry, I got this,” Fauci replied. Later, Fauci sent Collins links to newly published articles refuting the focused protection solution, including an op-ed in Wired magazine, and an article in The Nation, titled “Focused Protection, Herd Immunity and Other Deadly Delusions.” “Excellent,” Collins replied.

This correspondence is a real peek behind the curtain as to who Fauci and Collins really are. They’re not interested in debating scientific merit. Their go-to strategy is simply to demolish the opposition by any means necessary.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 30, 2021 3:26 am

I post this note as a health warning.
 
I strongly oppose the medical apartheid that has been imposed upon the Covid-unvaxxed, and I would also strongly oppose similar oppression of the vaxxed, even though they are more dangerous to society.
 
I do support Professor Peronne’s statement (below) referring to the European COVID-19 policy as “completely stupid.” The same statement also applies to Covid-19 policies in North America and Asia, which I would describe as imbecilic and corrupt.

We cannot expect our governments to ever admit the truth, that they mandated the mass injection of our populations, including our children, with Covid-19 “vaccines” that were dangerous and ineffective.

FORMER WHO ADVISER TELLS VACCINATED TO QUARANTINE OVER WINTER
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola  December 30, 2021
[excerpts]
 
STORY AT-A-GLANCE
·   According to President Biden, “a winter of death” awaits anyone who rejects the experimental COVID jab. If we are to go by actual science and data, the warning Biden issued should have gone out to the vaccinated, because everything points to the double and triple jabbed being at increased risk for infection, especially with the Omicron variant.

·   One reason for this is because the COVID jab reprograms your innate and adaptive immune systems, causing immune depletion. Data also show that the more heavily “vaccinated” a population is, the higher the case rate gets.
___________

According to President Biden, “a winter of death” awaits anyone who rejects the experimental COVID jab which, by the way, has been consistently shown to do far more harm than good.

White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain defended Biden saying “we have a duty to warn people what they are facing if unvaccinated.”4 But from my perspective, the rub is that they continue to pretend that lies are truth and truth is lies.

Everything is upside-down, and many are rejecting this “winter of woe” message for the simple fact that they know the opposite is true.

If we are to go by actual science and data, the warning Biden issued should have gone out to the vaccinated, because everything points to the double and triple jabbed being at increased risk for infection, especially with the Omicron variant.

One reason for this is because the COVID jab reprograms your innate and adaptive immune systems, causing immune depletion.5 Data also show that the more heavily “vaccinated” a population is, the higher the case rate gets.6 And even this fails to account for the massive increase risk of dying from the jab or becoming permanently disabled, as many jabbed millions have already suffered.

FORMER WHO ADVISER TELLS VACCINATED TO QUARANTINE OVER WINTER

Back in August 2021, the U.K. Column interviewed professor Christian Perronne, a French infectious disease expert, long-time vaccine policy chief and former vice president of the World Health Organization’s European Advisory Group, who issued the opposite — and likely far more accurate — warning:7

“Vaccinated people are at risk of the new variants … It’s been proven in different countries, so vaccinated people should be put in quarantine and should be isolated from society. Unvaccinated people are not dangerous; vaccinated people are dangerous to others.

It’s proven in Israel now. I’m in contact with many physicians in Israel. They’re having big problems now; severe cases in hospitals are among vaccinated people. And in the UK also, you had a larger vaccination program and also there are problems.”

Not surprisingly, despite impeccable credentials, Peronne has been censored and shunned for his contrarian views on COVID countermeasures, the COVID gene transfer shots in particular. During his interview, he didn’t mince words, referring to the European COVID-19 policy as “completely stupid.”

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Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 30, 2021 4:53 am

Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone are two of the most knowledgeable and ethical physicians on the planet regarding Covid-19 and the “vaccines”.

It is more-than-obvious that the Covid-19 “vaccines” are harmful and ineffective – we’ve known that for at least one year. The insistent lies of Twitter, Facebook, drug companies, governments and health authorities do not change that reality. There will be a day of reckoning – their deceit is becoming increasingly desperate and obvious, to even the most obtuse of humanity.
 
The VAERS data greatly under-estimates the number of people killed and injured by the Covid-19 “vaccines”- some estimates say by a factor of ~40 times – that would suggest total North American and European deaths caused by the Covid-19 “vaccines” of almost 1 million, and tens of millions of vaccine-injured.

DR. PETER MCCULLOUGH: VACCINE MANDATES SHOULD BE REPEALED
By Tammy Hung and Jan Jekielek December 29, 2021 
[excerpt]
COVID-19 vaccine mandates “have to be repealed” as the vaccines are “still in research” and “people cannot be mandated to participate in research,” says Dr. Peter McCullough.

McCullough, a cardiologist, epidemiologist, and internist who manages COVID-19 patients with heart-related complications and patients who become ill after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, contends that COVID-19 vaccine mandates violate the Nuremberg Code.

McCullough notes that the CDC and FDA have yet to publish “their first monthly safety report” on the vaccines, and that as of Dec. 17, the CDC’s VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) has reported 20,622 deaths post-vaccination globally and over 983,000 adverse events.

TWITTER SUSPENDS KEY mRNA VACCINE CONTRIBUTOR DR. ROBERT MALONE
By Jack Phillips December 29, 2021 Updated: December 30, 2021
[excerpt]
Dr. Robert Malone, a key contributor to mRNA vaccine technology and an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mandates and rules, was suspended by Twitter.

Writing on his Substack page, Malone, who had massed more than 500,000 followers, confirmed that his account was “permanently suspended from Twitter” and said, “We all knew it would happen eventually.”

“Over a half million followers gone in a blink of an eye. That means I must have been on the mark, so to speak,” he wrote on Dec. 29. “Over the target. It also means we lost a critical component in our fight to stop these vaccines being mandated for children and to stop the corruption in our governments, as well as the medical-industrial complex and pharmaceutical industries.”

According to Malone’s post, he directed users to read his Substack page for future updates. 

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jdgalt1
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
December 19, 2021 2:37 pm

The parallel to China’s Cultural Revolution (which the “woke” are trying to repeat in the US by means of CRT) pretty much rules out non-malice.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
December 19, 2021 11:13 pm

I think he said incompetence not stupidity.

Derg
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 9:11 am

Exactly, see Simon’s posts on here.

MarkW
Reply to  Derg
December 19, 2021 5:28 pm

In Simon’s case, both malice and ignorance seem to be in operation.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2021 9:23 pm

Mainly ignorance and stupidity from simple Simon.

Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 8:42 am

The facts are showing the BMJ correct, and Pfizer’s vaccine development sloppy. There are cases of anaphylactic shock and myocarditis that were apparently not in them original EUA submission. This has resulted in new additional warnings applied by the FDA, and some countries contraindicating or withdrawing approval for the healthy 18-34 age cohort.

Facebook ‘opinions’ hid the BMJ truth that Fauci’s does not want out.

BTW, the newest (Friday) UK NHS data says the following:

  1. Vaccine works poorly against omicron variant; almost 25000 confirmed omicron infections, over 70% in fully vaccinated.
  2. Omicron appears mostly a cold without much lung involvement and little hospitalization. Of the almost 25000 confirmed cases, only 85 hospitalizations and ‘only’ 7 deaths, all with severe comorbidities.

So don’t get a booster, get omicron and then natural immunity. The opposite of what Fauci’s is now saying and Biden will apparently say Tuesday.

commieBob
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 9:03 am

In America there’s still plenty of Delta still around. If you already had the first two shots, you may as well get the booster.

In any event, you’re going to be exposed to Omicron and that’s sufficient to cause your system to react and develop immunity. If you do actually catch Omicron the chances are that you won’t know it unless you get tested.

If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get tested (unless someone forces you to). If you catch Omicron, even if you don’t have symptoms, you’ll have to isolate for a couple of weeks and that will mean you aren’t doing your job. In Great Britain, we’re seeing hospitals that are short staffed because employees have to isolate.

I wouldn’t suggest that infected hospital workers report for work. But what about the people who keep the electricity on or do otherwise important jobs necessary for keeping people fed and warm?

Brad-DXT
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 9:47 am

I am what was called an essential worker so I had to work when multitudes of people were sitting in their homes receiving government largess. I am also working for a company that has federal contracts. As it stands, I will be fired in January because I will not comply with the “vaccine” mandate.
I guess I’m not so essential now.

commieBob
Reply to  Brad-DXT
December 19, 2021 1:15 pm

As far as I can tell, the stress of being jobless will probably be harder on you than taking your chances with the side effects of the vaccine.

If you have another job to go to, fine. If you don’t, maybe think twice.

People who become jobless in mid-career usually don’t do that well. Is this really the hill you want to die on?

Brad-DXT
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 7:22 pm

I have a medical exemption filled out by my doctor, I’m trying not to die on any hill. They denied my exemption so screw them.
I’m not mid-career, I’m early retirement age. I had planned on working another 5 years but, push come to shove, I can go now. I am highly skilled and should be able to pick up another job with a smaller company if SCOTUS screws up.
Thanks for your concern though.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Brad-DXT
December 19, 2021 3:25 pm

Brad, I would echo commieBob’s comments. Don’t be a martyr and unduly hurt yourself financially just to make a point that won’t be noticed by anyone in power.

The shot (it’s not in fact the vaccine that it was supposed to be), may be useless but it’s also not so risky that you should give up your job over it. As he said, it’s probably not the hill you want to die on.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 20, 2021 9:45 am

Anyone in power won’t notice my absence but will notice the high percentage of non-compliance. The last statistic given out showed only 73% compliance. The mandate will severely impact the operation of the company and with it the operation of a major part of the infrastructure of the country.

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Brad-DXT
December 20, 2021 10:36 am

In Quebec they are re-hiring doctors because they are desperately short staffed.
If I was one of these doctors, I would be asking for plenty of money and job protections and back pay.

TonyG
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 20, 2021 12:01 pm

What are principles if you don’t stand on them?

Rich Davis
Reply to  TonyG
December 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Discretion is the better part of valor.

If you have a family to support and what you’re being asked to do is not an inherently immoral act, it’s not weakness or lack of principle to make a prudent choice.

We have recourse to the ballot box. If it turns out that we do not, then simply quitting our jobs is not an adequate remedy anyway.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 20, 2021 11:12 pm

Discretion has nothing to do with it in my case. I have a reasonable concern about the side effects noted with the vaccines and my doctor agrees.
It would be an immoral act to take something that could cause me harm and deprive my family of my continued existence. I would also be diminished by knuckling under the coercion prevalent with this administration.
If you wish to be a servant or subject of the Biden realm, that’s your business. Life always has its risks and I’ve determined which ones I’m willing to take.
FJB

TonyG
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 21, 2021 7:03 am

Rich, we’re going to have to disagree on that one. Principles that you sacrifice for the sake of expediency are not deeply held principles. And I consider vaccine mandates to be inherently immoral.

Problem is, “making a prudent choice” is the norm anymore, which is why the PTB know they can push stuff like this with impunity.

TonyG
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 21, 2021 7:06 am

Also, you seem to think it won’t have any impact, but that’s already being proven false. Several industries are now hiring back unvaccinated personell, or dropping the mandate, due to staff shortages. It works if enough people stand together.

Jeffery P
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 10:35 am

We have staff shortages at hospitals here in part because the training and education pipeline for nurses was disrupted last spring. Fewer classes are held means fewer graduates. The ones being graduated have about half the hands-on experience of graduates from 2019 and prior.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 1:06 pm

Fewer classes are held means fewer graduates.

Don’t worry. They’ll spin the lack of medical staff as a problem caused by so many people getting covid.

It’s like CAGW, you can avoid all blame for idiotic and failing policies!

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 12:30 pm

I really get tired of the knee jerk recommendation for boosters. It makes no sense to get a booster in Dec 2021 for what Covid was in Dec 2019. You don’t keep getting the same flu vaccine for different annual flu viruses. The boosters are more about Big Pharma’s bank account they the are disease prevention.

commieBob
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
December 19, 2021 1:06 pm

The boosters are more about Big Pharma’s bank account they the are disease prevention.

I think some people should go to jail.

About the only person I trust about the pandemic is Dr. John Campbell (a retired nursing instructor).

The official line is: vaccinations, masks, social distancing. Other things like HCQ, Ivermectin, and calcifediol have been aggressively suppressed. If there were an effective treatment, the vaccines would never have received emergency approval. The motivation to suppress treatments is crystal clear.

The refusal of doctors to treat patients symptomatically, before they are hospitalized, is heinous. The refusal of pharmacists to fill Ivermectin prescriptions is heinous.

Having said all the above, my wife and I, will be getting our boosters. Our age bracket makes that almost a no-brainer. We’re also taking D3 and zinc and getting outside and exercising. The official line should be pushing things like that hard, but obviously isn’t.

On the other hand, if I were the parent of young children, I would think really really hard before letting them be vaccinated. ie. I probably wouldn’t.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 3:45 pm

The failure of the U.S. and world medical profession to treat Covid-19 empirically constitutes an unconscionable failure in duty. Any reasonable empiric started within the first five days produces a dramatic reduction in hospitalizations and deaths. Ivermectin and HCQ combined with other drugs show >=85% effective, with a p <0.001.
See:
American Association of Physicians and Surgeons @ https://aapsonline.org/resources/
and Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance

Pat Frank
Reply to  Robert Alfred Taylor
December 19, 2021 9:08 pm

It’s relatively easy to show that the mRNA shot has very likely killed more Americans than has Covid-19.

It’s also easy to show that Covid-19 is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu.

The mRNA shot is all risk and no benefit. That includes the so-called boosters.

Given the availability since mid-2020 of effective early treatment, there is zero medical reason to take the mRNA shot.

All you need is access to a medical doctor with professional integrity.

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Pat Frank
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 19, 2021 9:11 pm

It’s relatively easy to show that the mRNA shot has very likely killed more Americans than has Covid-19.

It’s also easy to show that Covid-19 is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu.

The mRNA shot is all risk and no benefit. That includes the so-called boosters.

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It’s relatively easy to show that the mRNA shot has very likely killed more Americans than has Covid-19.

It’s also easy to show that Covid-19 is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu.

The mRNA shot is all risk and no benefit. That includes the so-called boosters.

Given the availability since mid-2020 of effective early treatment, there is zero medical reason to take the mRNA shot.

All you need is access to a medical doctor with professional integrity.

Rich Davis
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 3:46 pm

For me and my wife, the decision is now purely economic. I no longer believe there’s a medical benefit that outweighs the risks because it’s ineffective against the omicron variant. Earlier this year my view was that it was a net beneficial choice to take the shots to reduce the severity of any infection, so I did. Now it looks like omicron is not omg but more of an actual vaccine.

My wife is required to maintain fully-vaxed status for her job. If my employer requires it, I will comply, but so far they aren’t, so I will avoid the booster(s).

Doug
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
December 20, 2021 12:03 am

So you think one tetanus in childhood will last the rest of your life. May be it will, but most people have another one if they get a tetanus prone wound.

Doug
Reply to  Doug
December 20, 2021 12:03 am

..tetanus vaccination ….

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Doug
December 20, 2021 11:47 am

The tetanus toxoid has likely coevolved with the mammalian immune system to be highly immunogenicity. It takes very little to incapacitate the nervous system’s motor neurons synaptic message control and induce the classic “locked jaw” muscle contraction that can’t relax.
Botulin toxoid is similar, but it causes relaxation muscle paralysis. If it was injected as toxoid prep similar to tetanus toxoid (formalin treated) people couldn’t get effective results from the localized micro injections of Botox facial wrinkle therapy as antibodies would require a substantially higher amount that could be disastrous.

TonyG
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
December 20, 2021 12:04 pm

“You don’t keep getting the same flu vaccine for different annual flu viruses.”

They keep saying “well you get a flu shot every year, how is this different?” – you nailed it exactly.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  commieBob
December 19, 2021 1:03 pm

If you already had the first two shots, you may as well get the booster.

Get your booster today. Triple those Big Pharma pfofits!

Get your booster every four months. Quadruple those Big Pharma profits.

Heck, go for two every four months. Sextuple those Big Pharma profits! Ferraris don’t pay for themselves, you know!

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commieBob
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 5:03 pm

Indeed. The experience in South Africa is that Omicron has displaced Delta. If that happens world wide, the pandemic is over because the symptoms are so mild that it’s literally no worse than the common cold.

With any luck I will get one booster shot and be safe from Delta for as long as necessary and then there will be no more booster shots.

Then maybe someone will go after the guilty. Did Fauci use taxpayer money finance the gain-of-function research in Wuhan that led to this whole mess? Who was the idiot responsible for lifting the ban on gain-of-function research?

Then maybe someone can go after Pfizer for their sloppy research. And someone can go after the FDA for not investigating said sloppy research when it was brought to their attention.

Given the number of needless deaths we’ve had, climate science looks almost benign incomparison.

Fran
Reply to  commieBob
December 21, 2021 1:08 pm

Have you heard of “original antigenic sin”? The vaccine may prevent natural infection with related virus’s providing broad lasting immunity.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33692194/

And, when “super-immunity” from boosters is claimed, do you ask how this fits into the normal function of the immune system?

Philo
Reply to  commieBob
December 21, 2021 5:41 pm

Where can I get exposed to Omicron? It sounds like the best route, except for young men. They probably should pass the opportunity, if they can.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 9:14 am

Rud:

— It contains a screenshot of our article with a stamp over it stating “Flaws Reviewed,” despite the Lead Stories article not identifying anything false or untrue in The BMJ article

— It published the story on its website under a URL that contains the phrase “hoax-alert”

Would these two fact taken together provide a basis for a defamation suit?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
December 19, 2021 9:32 am

Yes, but the technical legal term would be libel. Libel is generally physical (writing, as here) while defamation is generally oral, like on a TV show.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 11:12 am

Libel is textual, slander is verbal. Both are defamation.

The below is from Wex (Cornell University Law School) – the difficulty here, as in most such suits, would be proving #4.

To prove prima facie defamation, a plaintiff must show four things: 1) a false statement purporting to be fact; 2) publication or communication of that statement to a third person; 3) fault amounting to at least negligence; and 4) damages, or some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  writing observer
December 19, 2021 1:17 pm

 a false statement purporting to be fact”

This would seem to be counter to Meta’s statement that “fact checks” are opinion. If they’re calling them fact checks, they’re not opinion, they’re false statements purporting to be fact.

commieBob
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
December 19, 2021 1:33 pm

There’s this WUWT story that was at the top of the page for nearly a week.

As we have previously reported, journalist John Stossel is suing Facebook after Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ labeled climate change information that Stossel posted as “false and misleading”.

Facebook’s response was to say that their ‘fact checks’ are protected opinion rather than asserted facts. In doing so, they may have defanged the ‘fact checking’ process.

Facebook’s response has shown that they take seriously the prospect of a successful lawsuit.

jdgalt1
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
December 19, 2021 2:41 pm

Those very suits have already been heard; that’s where Facebook used the lie “fact checks are opinion” as a defense and got away with it. Twice.

One is left to wonder whether these rulings by the judges were gross misconduct (malice) or stupidity. Again I believe the evidence supports malice.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 10:33 am

If the test period for the Pfizer vax was extended past 60 days, it would have fallen below the 50% effectiveness threshold required for emergency FDA approval. Just coincidence that the drug trial period was so limited?

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  Jeffery P
December 19, 2021 12:34 pm

None of these vaccines will ever be “approved” and found “safe & effective.” They will never be more than experimental drugs “authorized for emergency use.” And they will never abide by the legal requirement for “full disclosure” for the “voluntary” use. And that is what makes the vaccine mandates so totally wrong.

AndyHce
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
December 19, 2021 2:58 pm

If the information proclaimed here is correct, much is explained, including why the FDA is requesting 50 years to respond to the FOIA suit for release of vaccine approval data.

https://joannenova.com.au/2021/12/say-hello-serf-to-your-new-head-of-state-mr-pfizer/

TonyG
Reply to  AndyHce
December 20, 2021 12:31 pm

why the FDA is requesting 50 years to respond

That’s one of the most confounding bits of this whole puzzle to me.

John Endicott
Reply to  TonyG
December 21, 2021 4:30 am

It’s only confounding because you only looked at the headline and not the details.

The FOIA request was overly broad, requesting over 300K pages of documents. It takes time to gather, review, redact, and otherwise process those pages. The standard FOIA rate to do all that is 500 pages per month (which for the large number of documents requested would work out to take about 50 years).

Remember, responding to FOIA request is only allocated a tiny portion of any agencies work hours each week (the FDA office that would need to do the work has ten employees, including two trainees, and is currently processing about 400 FOIA requests.).

Courts do not waiver from the standard 500 page per month processing rate even when a FOIA request would take years to process The FDA said. The FDA has invited Plaintiff to narrow its request by specifying records it no longer wants FDA to process and release, and Plaintiff has declined to do so. If Plaintiff decides to request fewer records, then FDA will be able to complete its processing at an earlier date.”

So, in short, the more documents you request, the longer it takes to process all of those documents in order to release them

John Endicott
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
December 20, 2021 5:59 am

None of these vaccines will ever be “approved”

Contrary to the misinformation you’ve been swilling, the fact is the FDA already approved the first of the vaccines back in Aug:

Comirnaty and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA

On August 23, 2021, FDA announced the first approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty

yirgach
Reply to  John Endicott
December 21, 2021 8:46 am

The only problem is that Cominarty is not commercially available.
And it won’t be until the EUA on the current Pfzer product is withdrawn, which also will never happen.

John Endicott
Reply to  yirgach
December 21, 2021 10:35 am

now you are shifting the goal posts. before it was “it will never be approved” now that that has been shown to be fake news, its now “it’ll never be commercially available”. When it does become commercially available, where will the goal post be shifted to then?

yirgach
Reply to  John Endicott
December 21, 2021 3:21 pm

You don’t understand what an EUA means. In order to get an EUA, the product must demonstrate:

  1. There is an Emergency
  2. There are NO alternatives available
  3. It must be 30-50% Effective
  4. The benefits outweigh the risks

If any of these conditions are not met, the product must be pulled from the market. Revenue loss begins.

This is why we are seeing variant after variant in order to keep the “Emergency” active. Easy to do when you just dial up the PCR testing rate to create an “Emergency”.

The Cominarty product has FDA blessing, but current product does not. Because of that the current EUA product has no liability issues, however if the above reasons activate and the current Pfizer product is withdrawn then the Cominarty product assumes liability status because it NOT EUA.

Now you understand why the successful alternative treatment protocols (HCQ,IVM,etc)have been suppressed.

Thimk!

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John Endicott
Reply to  yirgach
December 21, 2021 4:36 pm

Regardless of whatever conspiracy theories you choose to believe, the original point I was addressing remains: The claim of “never being approved” is *FALSE* as the first of the vaccines *WAS* approved *MONTHS AGO*. Sorry to break it to you, but shifting the goal posts to your conspiracy theory du jour does not alter that fact one iota.

yirgach
Reply to  John Endicott
December 21, 2021 5:58 pm

Uh, I NEVER said anything about “never being approved”, can you show me where that occurred? I don’t think so.

I listed the 4 reasons an EUA is granted. Do you disagree with any of them?

Please let me know exactly what statements I made which are not true. Know that I have over 15 years of clinical trial experience.

Do you even understand how EUA works?

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John Endicott
Reply to  yirgach
December 22, 2021 3:01 am

The initial claim that I responded to was (and I quote)

None of these vaccines will ever be “approved”

You chose to jump in and try to shift the goal posts away and distract from that because you didn’t like the fact that I pointed out that was a false claim. Sorry, but I’m not going to let you shift the goal posts, I’m going to keep pointing out that the claim you want to distract from was false every time you try to shift those goal posts.

You shouldn’t jump into conversations when you haven’t read or understood the posts that you were responding to.

yirgach
Reply to  John Endicott
December 22, 2021 1:00 pm

You replied to the wrong comment.

John Endicott
Reply to  yirgach
December 23, 2021 3:25 am

Nope, I replied to the right one. It’s you who jumped in without understanding (willfully so I suspect) the comments you were replying to.

Fran
Reply to  John Endicott
December 21, 2021 1:21 pm

It was only “approved” with a lot of additional information to be provided by Pfizer if they market it. I suspect it will never see the light of day, because it will come with liability.

John Endicott
Reply to  Fran
December 21, 2021 4:40 pm

Suspecting is fine. You can suspect all you want. Its when people state their suspicions as some kind of fact that conspiracy theories are born. Kudos to you Fran for at least being able to tell the difference between what you suspect and what is a fact. Shame certain other posters are not so wise.

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Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 12:22 pm

FDA response to Pfizer’s trial errors
“It’s all good – such time pressure plus such urgency means that you get a pass”

FDA response to AstraZeneca trial errors
“Drop dead you limey ba5tards! Keep your goods off of our turf!”

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 12:58 pm

So don’t get a booster, get omicron and then natural immunity. The opposite of what Fauci’s is now saying and Biden will apparently say Tuesday.

Here in regional Australia, they have just opened the state borders. Now we have to wear face nappies everywhere (although I avoid it by carrying an open bottle of water and sipping it constantly). We had 1 (one) case in our town (500 km from anywhere). In one day there are 24 cases.

I said from the very start that we’ll all get it, and our elimination policy was pie-in-the-sky insanity. This seems to prove me right.

Omicron seems like the very best way to get rid of covid 19, like all the other covid viruses. A very contagious and almost harmless variation. This pretty much always happens with viruses.

Notice all the scaremongering by media and politicians, and how they started out saying that omicron was perhaps less dangerous, but now they have ‘cancelled’ that message. Now it’s all about how contagious it is, not how dangerous it is. We’re being gaslighted all over again.

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 19, 2021 1:12 pm

I’m really surprised police in Oz have been enforcing these draconian rules.

Whatever happened to “No rules, just right.”?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 10:47 pm

There’s a pub that just got fined $7,000 for not checking that customers have had two vaccinations. They posted it on farcebook wrapped around a toilet roll and said they’ll carry on.

In a sane world, if they just had a sign stating their policy, people who believe that the unvaccinated are dangerous can keep away.

Some idiots would argue that the unvaccinated would be more likely to spread the virus, but it just isn’t true. They’d be more likely to have symptoms than infected vaccinated people, and stay home. The vaccinated infected people are more dangerous. When i got my vaccination, I couldn’t even hug my daughter. She’d had a terrible two days from both of her vaccinations (like most people I know), and I could easily have caused her the same reaction from mine, even though I had no symptoms.

I’m vaccinated myself because I want to travel. I have no problems with vaccinations in general. I detest the vaccine apartheid, however, and refuse to ‘prove’ my vaccination status except when I leave the country (assuming they ever let me when my flight goes).

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 11:11 pm

Hah! Now we’re told that the 20,000 lifesavers in Oz can’t work unless they’re double vaccinated.

Go and drown because you’re scared of getting covid!

jdgalt1
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 2:38 pm

It’s not stupidity on Fauci’s part either. He owns vaccine stocks.

AndyHce
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 2:48 pm

get omicron and then natural immunity

Where is the profit it that?
How does that reduce overcrowding in the too many people, too few houses world?

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Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 20, 2021 7:49 pm

“So don’t get a booster, get omicron and then natural immunity. The opposite of what Fauci’s is now saying…”

Thank you Rud – I believe that is the correct path and have advised my governments, based on conversations with my physician friends – IF omicron is similar enough to convey broad immunity to Covid-19 – it is reportedly quite different from other variants. It’s definitely worth a try – our governments keep adopting the same failed tactics again and again, and expect a different result – what’s that called again?.
 
Please study and use the World Council for Health Cease and Desist Declaration. It serves as both a cease and desist order as well as a notice of criminal and civil liability. It is just 2 1/2 pages. Here you can also see an introductory video by Dr. Tess Lawrie: https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/campaign/covid-19-vaccine-cease-and-desist/
 
As I have published previously and sent to our rulers in Edmonton on 17Dec2021:
Highly effective, inexpensive early treatments like Ivermectin were officially suppressed, resulting in millions of needless, preventable Covid-19 deaths.    
 
Despite a scary-sounding name, the new Omicron variant appears to be all hype and no real threat. Primary symptoms of infection with this SARS-CoV-2 strain is a couple of days of fatigue, headache, body aches, scratchy throat and intermittent cough. South Africa reports that no patients so far have required oxygen or even hospitalization for their symptoms. All have been very mild. The first four cases in Botswana were all fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Nevertheless, we can expect another over-reaction to this mild Omicron variant – one hopes Alberta will be less extreme than other parts of Canada and overseas.
 
By far the greatest harm to society from Covid-19 was caused by excessive government-mandated over-reactions – lockdowns, costly and inappropriate treatment protocols and the toxic Covid-19 “vaccines”.
 
Based on all the evidence, the government over-reactions to the Covid-19 virus were never justified, and were ineffective and dangerous – but then, this was never about public health – it really was all about control. If it was about public health, our governments would have promoted Vitamin D, Ivermectin and other highly-effective health measures – not destructive lockdowns and dangerous, ineffective “vaccines”.
 
There is ample evidence of fraud and criminal activity in the governments’ illegal over-reactions to the relatively mild Covid-19 flu. Our governments have collaborated, knowingly or unknowingly, with a global fraud to peddle costly, ineffective, dangerous Covid-19 “vaccines” that are already causing enormous harm – premature deaths and serious illnesses – much worse than the Covid-19 flu.
 
The following important evidence, including that in my 13Dec2021 email below, supports criminal prosecutions of those responsible for the fraudulent mismanagement of Covid-19.
 

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 21, 2021 6:21 am

US HOSPITALS: FRAUD, MURDER, CASH; FEDERAL ASSASSINATION-FOR-HIRE PROGRAM < JON RAPPOPORT’S BLOG
[excerpt]
“Attorney Thomas Renz and CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] whistleblowers have calculated a total [federal] payment [to hospitals] of at least $100,000 per [COVID] patient.”
by Jon Rappoport December 14, 2021
 
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a private medical organization founded in 1943, has the story — “Biden’s Bounty on Your Life: Hospitals’ Incentive Payments for COVID-19” (11/17/21), authored by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. and Ali Shultz, J.D.
 
Here are stunning excerpts:
 
“Upon admission to a once-trusted hospital, American patients with COVID-19 become virtual prisoners, subjected to a rigid treatment protocol…for rationing medical care in those over age 50. They have a shockingly high mortality rate…”
 
“As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients’ families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones.”
 
“The combination that enables this tragic and avoidable loss of hundreds of thousands of lives includes (1) The CARES Act, which provides hospitals with bonus incentive payments for all things related to COVID-19 (testing, diagnosing, admitting to hospital, use of remdesivir and ventilators, reporting COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinations) and (2) waivers of customary and long-standing patient rights by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
_______________________
 
I commented:
Even though this article reads over-the-top, I know some of this is true – eg Filed treatment protocols in the USA: delays in early treatment, remdesivir kills, ventilators don’t help.
 
A knowledgeable friend responded:
The trouble with this article is that it sounds like a far-out conspiracy theory; however there are a lot of similarities to other information I have verified. Yes, remdesivir kills, usually by kidney and liver failure and yet hospitals are still using it and blind to much safer and more effective and more-researched anti-virals. Ventilators kill and yet hospitals are still using them when simple oxygen delivery is apparently more effective. It is very profitable to have Covid patients, but I do not understand why Medicaid pays for these expensive ineffective treatments. Are they getting incentives?
One must always ask to what purpose and the elephant seems to be a need to pump up the Covid numbers and keep the profitable fear-machine going.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 22, 2021 10:19 am

typo: Failed treatment protocols…

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
December 28, 2021 3:52 am

More to Rud re:
“So don’t get a booster, get omicron and then natural immunity. The opposite of what Fauci’s is now saying…”
from one of my physician friends.

S.AFRICA STUDY SUGGESTS OMICRON ENHANCES NEUTRALIZING IMMUNITY AGAINST DELTA
By Reuters Staff 28Dec2021
(Reuters) – Research by South African scientists suggests that Omicron could displace the Delta variant of the coronavirus because infection with the new variant boosts immunity to the older one.

The study only covered a small group of people and has not been peer-reviewed, but it found that people who were infected with Omicron, especially those who were vaccinated, developed enhanced immunity to the Delta variant.The analysis enrolled 33 vaccinated and unvaccinated people who were infected with the Omicron variant in South Africa.
While the authors found that neutralisation of Omicron increased 14-fold over 14 days after the enrolment, they also found that there was a 4.4-fold increase in neutralisation of the Delta variant.
“The increase in Delta variant neutralization in individuals infected with Omicron may result in decreased ability of Delta to re-infect those individuals,” the scientists who conducted the study said.
The results of the study are “consistent with Omicron displacing the Delta variant, since it can elicit immunity which neutralizes Delta making re-infection with Delta less likely,” they said. [here]
According to the scientists, implications of this displacement would depend on whether or not Omicron is less pathogenic compared to Delta. “If so, then the incidence of COVID-19 severe disease would be reduced and the infection may shift to become less disruptive to individuals and society.”
Alex Sigal, a professor at the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa, said on Twitter on Monday that if Omicron was less pathogenic as it looked to be from the South African experience, “this will help push Delta out”.
According to an earlier South African study, there is reduced risk of hospitalisation and severe disease in people infected with Omicron compared with the Delta variant, though the authors say some of that is likely due to high population immunity.
The Omicron variant, first detected in southern Africa and Hong Kong in November, has since spread worldwide and threatened to overwhelm hospitals in some countries.
       

       

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Climate believer
December 19, 2021 8:44 am

Kinda freaky that Mark Zuckdroid was actually born in 1984.

gringojay
Reply to  Climate believer
December 19, 2021 10:51 am

Ominous :

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Reply to  gringojay
December 19, 2021 12:24 pm

Weirwood tree?

Uncle Mort
December 19, 2021 8:49 am

I wish I knew one or two Facebook fact checkers. I have a bridge I’ve been trying to sell for some time.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Uncle Mort
December 20, 2021 8:56 am

They aren’t stupid. They’re doing exactly what they’re being paid to do. Censorship.

December 19, 2021 8:55 am

I always try to cross-post from paler or gab to facebook everyonce in awhile, just to let them know they aren’t the only game in town.

Fiona
Reply to  Paul Jackson
December 20, 2021 12:12 am

Rumble is another platform gaining users.

Kazinski
December 19, 2021 9:20 am

Well who are you going to believe Facebook/Meta and their outsourced slacker narrative checkers, or the British Medical Journal?

Actually that’s not a bad idea, just start calling it Narrative Checking, instead of the obviously misleading Fact Checking, quit restricting the posts, but label it a “Narrative Violation”, and everyone will be happy.

Sexton Beetle
Reply to  Kazinski
December 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Narative Defence

Stephen Richards
December 19, 2021 11:20 am

Nothing we didn’t know. All those who were called conspiracy theorist now being shown to be the truth tellers.

Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 12:14 pm

More omicron good news, this time out of South Africa. The health ministry just announced a cessation of contract tracing and quarantine for those exposed to symptomatic omicron. They found the majority of omicron cases were asymptomatic or so mild people did not bother even getting tested. So omicron is just mostly an endemic cold virus, as is the case for UK NHS symptomatic confirmed omicron cases.

The continuing Fauci omicron vaccine hysteria is NOT scientifically justified based on available information.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 1:14 pm

But you’ve forgotten the HyperPrecautionary Principle.

AndyHce
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
December 19, 2021 3:02 pm

Don’t you mean the hyperprofit principal?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  AndyHce
December 19, 2021 3:07 pm

Hyperpecuniary Principle

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 19, 2021 3:09 pm

Rud,
Extrapolation for South Africa to UK, USA, Australia (for example) is complicated because of the ways that immunity can be acquired and how long it is effective.
South Africa has high levels of natural immunity to Covid because of the widespread prevalence of existing viral illnesses that were able to create relevant immunity.
In these other countries, most immunity is from vaccination.
This raises the question of whether one form of immunity is better than another.
It also bears directly on preferred actions for the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated, the choice as you say “So don’t get a booster, get omicron and then natural immunity. “
The danger is two-fold, one: that the illness is more severe in counties other than South Africa and two: that earlier variants like delta will persist more in these other countries and so cloud the choice over vaccination or natural immunity.
These issues will be better known by New Year, so it might be prudent to avoid this decision just yet.
Disclaimer: I am a (chemist) scientist, not a medical researcher, but I am experienced in the interpretation of relevant data. Geoff S

commieBob
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
December 19, 2021 7:07 pm

Indeed. It’s going crazy in the UK right now so we can look there to see what we’re going to get. As far as I can tell, the South Africa experience is carried on in the UK.

The fear is that everyone will get it all at once. Everyone will have to isolate even if they don’t have symptoms. The work force will be so depleted that the lights will go out and we’ll starve and freeze to death in the dark. (poetic license #30995784972960894)

Timo, not that one
Reply to  commieBob
December 20, 2021 11:40 am

Keep up the fear of viruses, no matter how harmless. Past civilizations have easily survived much worse pandemics, and never had to resort to worldwide Communism.
Western civilization has indeed become weak.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  commieBob
December 20, 2021 12:57 pm

Don’t forget, Britain failed to become a dictatorship in the past because of the sheer numbing and staggering incompetence of the bureaucracy.
Incompetency will probably end up keeping the lights on!

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
December 20, 2021 11:44 am

Extrapolation for South Africa to UK, USA, Australia” and Canada.

Funny. Not so long ago, South Africa was evil and UK, USA, Canada etc. were virtuous because we opposed Apartheid, but now the shoe is on the other foot.

Fran
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
December 21, 2021 1:29 pm

Ever heard of ‘original antigenic sin’. The vaccine may prevent subsequent broad immunity from getting a related virus.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33692194/

Philo
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
December 21, 2021 6:16 pm

So far, in the US, the omicron virus is behaving much the same as in Africa. Very modest symptoms,. sneezing, runny nose, some aches and pains for a few days, then a quick recovery. There are apparently at least some young men, age ~18-25, who have more serious responses and require hospitalization.
Omicron does cause some deaths, but the odds are extremely against more than 2-5 or so/10,000 people, depending on the populations

TonyG
Reply to  Philo
December 22, 2021 8:07 am

Philo, how can that possibly be? I’m told that everyone who isn’t vaccinated is going to d!e of Omicron!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Alex
December 19, 2021 4:32 pm

‘Trusted’

Orwell would appreciate that.

Doonman
December 19, 2021 12:50 pm

The question that needs to be answered is why Facebook, Twitter, or any other media company granted common carrier status needs to check content at all.

jdgalt1
December 19, 2021 1:16 pm

Facebook’s characterization of “fact checks” as opinion is not an admission, it is a deceptive legal strategy which exploits a loophole in American libel law that says, if a derogatory statement about someone is mere opinion, then it is not actionable and the plaintiff is out of luck.

Within the last two months Facebook has gotten two different courts to accept this view, thus defeating libel suits brought by John Stossel and Candace Owens. I believe both plaintiffs have filed appeals, which have not yet been heard.

I hope they both win, because the rulings are nonsense. Calling commentary a “fact check” is in fact a straight-up claim that the “fact checker’s” statements are objective fact.

TonyG
Reply to  jdgalt1
December 20, 2021 12:37 pm

it is a deceptive legal strategy which exploits a loophole in American libel law

What I don’t get is how they can get away with calling it “opinion” in court while touting it publicly as a “fact check”

asiaseen
Reply to  TonyG
December 20, 2021 9:10 pm

Bent judge?

Alex
December 19, 2021 1:20 pm

Cumulative all cases mortality in Europe 2021.
Unprecedented.
Covid contributes just a small portion to it.
The major signal is in the age group 15-44 years.
They are not susceptible to Covid,
The are prone to vaccination and boosters
https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps#excess-mortality

markl
December 19, 2021 2:14 pm

It’s “narrative compliance check”, not “fact check”.

ScienceABC123
December 19, 2021 4:24 pm

Anytime someone says – “We know what the truth/facts are, and you shouldn’t question us.” – you need to find another source for unbiased information.

Gunga Din
December 19, 2021 5:22 pm

Scary thought.
Wickedpedia may now more reliable than both the MSM’s and MSSM’s “fact checkers”.
(MSSM = “Main Stream Social Media”)

John M
December 19, 2021 6:39 pm

Interesting twist. It seems the author of the article in question was one Paul Thacker (ref. 1 in the BJM letter). Small world.

https://climateaudit.org/2006/04/13/thackers-sources/amp/

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  John M
December 19, 2021 11:03 pm

Honestly, it’s incredibly telling that everyone who is into CAGW hysteria is also into covid lockdown, vaccination and mask hysteria too, and everyone who isn’t into CAGW hysteria is not into covid hysteria.

I know it’s not a perfect match, but I estimate 97%…

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 24, 2021 6:24 am

Explanation for ZZW – re “everyone who is into CAGW hysteria is also into covid lockdown, vaccination and mask hysteria too, and everyone who isn’t into CAGW hysteria is not into covid hysteria”.
 
“The same leftist groups concocted and promoted the global warming fraud and the Covid-19 lockdown scam, for political and financial gain.”

CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET – A Climate, Energy and Covid Primer for Politicians and Media March 21, 2021, Update 1e May 8, 2021
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset-update-1e-readonly.docx
 
SUMMARY

We published in 2002 that there was NO catastrophic human-made global warming /climate change crisis, and green energy schemes were NOT green and produced little useful (dispatchable) energy. Dangerous global warming and climate change have NOT HAPPENED and green energy schemes have proved to be COSTLY, UNRELIABLE AND INEFFECTIVE.

Global warming is NOT a threat, but global cooling IS dangerous to humanity and the environment. In 2002 we predicted that natural global cooling would start circa 2020, based on low solar activity, and that prediction is strongly supported by recent evidence.
 
Politicians foolishly believed scary global warming falsehoods and brewed the perfect storm, crippling our energy systems with costly and unreliable green energy schemes that utterly fail due to intermittency, at a time when we need more cheap, reliable, dispatchable energy due to increased energy demand and imminent global cooling. The people of Australia, Britain, Germany, California, Texas and elsewhere have all suffered due to GREEN ENERGY FAILURES THAT WERE PREDICTABLE AND WERE PREDICTED.
 
We published in March 2020 that there was no justification for the Covid-19 lockdown, and that it would cause great and needless harm. The Covid-19 lockdown is now estimated to have caused 10-to-100-times the damage of the Covid-19 illness, in terms of increased harm to individuals, families and the economies they depend on.
 
The same leftist groups concocted and promoted the global warming fraud and the Covid-19 lockdown scam, for political and financial gain. Then these groups linked the two frauds, stating “to solve Covid-19 we have to solve Climate Change” – utterly false and foolish, not even plausible enough to be specious. Then these same groups proposed their Final Solution, the “Great Reset”, a Chinese Communist Party style dictatorship, a centrally-controlled economy where we live like poor slaves, lorded over by our wealthy political masters.
 
The tragic reality is that the twin frauds of Climate-and-Covid have been accepted by most politicians. Some have covertly or overtly embraced extreme-left politics, and others are so simple-minded and gullible that they believe any falsehood that is repeated often enough. We are governed by scoundrels and imbeciles.

Mike Dubrasich
December 19, 2021 10:17 pm

When political agendas serve to hide the truth, people get harmed. This is especially evident when medical findings are censored by ignorant political hacks. Many (perhaps millions) died as a result of the censoring of information regarding effective treatments for Fauci Designer Flu, as well as hiding the dangers of “gene therapy”.

That’s more than irresponsible; it’s fatal in a big way.

Similarly, the censoring of information regarding the truth about global warming, how innocuous it is, and indeed beneficial, it’s true causes (or absence), in the face of a worldwide tsunami of alarmist political propaganda, has harmed billions of people who suffer skyrocketing energy costs and the consequential inflation of every other commodity. The theft, poverty, and hardships inflicted are unconscionable.

The “fact checkers” are propagandists pure and simple. Whatever their motives might be, their actions result in tragedy for (most of) humanity.

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Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
December 24, 2021 6:36 am

When I have an annual blood test, I am given a printed report with all the details. When I had two PCR tests and asked how the number of cycles I got no answer.
Why with all other treatments does my GP give me the details of diagnosis and medications but does not have the details for me to make an informed choice about vaccination? Why is information that would be helpful concealed or stuck away in some inaccessible place?

Gordon A. Dressler
December 20, 2021 6:43 am

The above-quoted letter from the BMJ is a proper dress-down of Facebook/Meta, but I’m confident that Mark Zuckerberg’s response (never to be put into writing, of course) would be along the lines of: “What, you talkin’ to me?”

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Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
December 20, 2021 7:48 am

If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram were to simply dissolve into liquidation bankruptcy, and take all $938 billion in market cap down the drain, the world would be a better place immediately. Appropriately, it’s skilled work force of IT/sysops, programmers, and software engineers could then go find gainful employment working in the coal and oil-gas industries.

Robert of Texas
December 20, 2021 12:37 pm

They are censoring the data, therefore they are publishers not platforms, therefore they should lose their special protections under the law currently protecting them from lawsuits.

Caligula Jones
December 20, 2021 1:53 pm

Funny isn’t it, how in this time of Credentialism, there were no actual names provided of the “factcheckers”.

My guess: twenty-something uni grad (social studies, over $100K in student debt, no math credits, no real science understanding).