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Vote out Congressman David Trone

Who ever runs against David Trone needs to run this pic in their ads. If your Congressman is this afraid he should be voted out at the earliest opportunity.

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Silver Lining: COVID-19 killed the seasonal flu

In a shitty year of government authority run amuck and the new religion of “science” (not real science but the science of confirmation bias) taking over the globe it seems there is a silver lining in all of this. The SARS-CoV-2 virus resulting in the dreaded COVID-19 disease has successfully done what no vaccine could. It has virtually killed off the influenza virus.

Here are 2 maps from the CDC. The first is the flu map from this day last year. As you can see we were all dying from the flu.

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The next map is for this year. What a glorious time to be alive! We’re in the green!

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What does the science say about this? Is it possible that most people in the hospital now are really there because of the flu? We won’t know because the news media doesn’t seem to be interested in the question.

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Ivermectin: The COVID-19 treatment you’re not hearing about

December 8, 2020, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security of all things, Dr. Pierre Kory gave the above impassioned testimony regarding a drug called Ivermectin.

I never heard of this drug before. It’s an old drug discovered in the 1970’s. Originally used in animals as a de-wormer and anti-parasitic it was found to be effective in humans for things like Rosacea and lice. The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH), currently headed by America’s favorite doctor, Anthony Fauci, calls it a “wonder drug”.

According to Dr. Kory, a practicing physician, Ivermectin is the drug we’ve been looking for all year. It works as both a preventive as well as curative medicine. He has been pushing for the NIH, the CDC, and the FDA to look at the data and studies compiled by his group of doctors and researchers in order to solve the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead our government agencies have been pushing expensive, untested, and new to market pharmaceuticals all funded by taxpayers.

Immediately after this hearing the New York Times published a story that directly contradicts Dr. Kory’s testimony. The Times basically said this doctor was pushing unproven drugs and his claims were dubious. This is journalistic malpractice.

So on Tuesday, for not the first time, Mr. Johnson lent his committee’s platform to the promotion of unproven drugs and dubious claims about stemming the spread of the coronavirus while giving prominence to a vaccine skeptic.

In a move that led even most members of his own party on the committee to avoid the hearing, Mr. Johnson called witnesses who promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. The National Institutes of Health guidelines recommend against using either drug to treat coronavirus patients except in clinical trials.

Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug that President Trump has heavily promoted but has shown disappointing results in many clinical trials. Ivermectin is used to treat parasites in humans as well as to prevent heartworms in dogs; research on its effectiveness in treating the coronavirus has been mixed.

Despite the regulatory warnings and the lack of substantial scientific evidence for their efficacy, Mr. Johnson claimed that “discouraging and in some cases prohibiting the research and use of drugs that have been safely used for decades has cost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people their lives.”

The New York Times

Was the story reported by someone with medical knowledge or a science background? No. It was reported by a “fact checker”. Note the information given regarding Ivermectin. The NYT report only says it is used to treat parasites in humans and prevent heartworms in dogs. It said nothing about its use as a topical treatment for Rosacea or its use as a general anti-viral.

Who are we to believe? A “fact checker” from the New York Times, Dr. Fauci who hasn’t seen a patient in decades and has lied to the American public, or Dr. Kory, a practicing physician currently seeing patients and breathlessly researching effective treatments for COVID-19? What science are we following here?

At the very least shouldn’t our government agencies look at Dr. Kory’s data and research? If what he is saying is true the lockdowns and masking can end today.

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Get a COVID-19 vaccine with a side of HIV

Hmmmmm so you can test positive for HIV but not have it or be able to transmit it? If this is true of HIV why isn’t it also true of COVID-19?

In Australia the University of Queensland developed a vaccine for COVID-19 that uses a fragment of the HIV virus. They didn’t believe anyone would be able to test positive for HIV and swear (double pinky swear I think) that there is absolutely no health risk to people. But people did test positive. So, how can they be sure now that there is no risk of contracting HIV?

I’m not afraid of a lot of germs, viruses, and bacteria because they are everywhere. But, I really don’t want to go near HIV with a 10′ pole (3.048 meters in Australia).

The UQ vaccine candidate used a protein and adjuvant platform, containing the COVID-19 spike protein and a “molecular clamp”. A small component is derived from the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, that is not able to infect people or replicate.

A source with knowledge of the clinical results said although the HIV protein fragment posed “absolutely no health risk to people”, they had identified that some trial participants who received the vaccine produced a partial antibody response to it.

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The miracle vaccine we had before we knew we needed it

I don’t know what to make of this story. It seems like a bunch of propaganda but like with all the news this year I don’t understand the endgame. Why report on December 7, 2020 that Moderna’s mRNA vaccine was shipped to the NIH for Phase I trials before China admitted SARS-CoV-2 could be transmitted between humans, before the first reported case in the U.S., and even before the first reported COVID-19 death in the U.S.

How is it possible that we had a vaccine in testing for a virus in which no one knew was a threat? If this is true doesn’t this make all the conspiracy theories about this virus being manufactured in a lab more credible? How can they design the vaccine 2 days before it was even made public?

The story does nothing to explain any of these questions. It just simply lauds the miracle of how quickly modern science can whip up a cure. It also talks about whipping up cures for the next pandemic. What games are being played here?

You may be surprised to learn that of the trio of long-awaited coronavirus vaccines, the most promising, Moderna’s mRNA-1273, which reported a 94.5 percent efficacy rate on November 16, had been designed by January 13. This was just two days after the genetic sequence had been made public in an act of scientific and humanitarian generosity that resulted in China’s Yong-Zhen Zhang’s being temporarily forced out of his lab. In Massachusetts, the Moderna vaccine design took all of one weekend. It was completed before China had even acknowledged that the disease could be transmitted from human to human, more than a week before the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. By the time the first American death was announced a month later, the vaccine had already been manufactured and shipped to the National Institutes of Health for the beginning of its Phase I clinical trial.

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UK mRNA Vaccine Protocols are going to make you sick. Or at least the vaccine will.

Here’s a link to the UK mRNA vaccine protocols. Pay particular attention to section 4.8 because this is coming to an injection site near you.

Mind you this vaccine was tested over 80% on white males so your mileage may vary if you are anything else. 1 in 10 will experience flu like symptoms after the vaccine plus a pain in the injection area.

Remind me again why we need to take a vaccine that will give 10% of the people the same symptoms as the illness itself? Especially when well over 97% of those who get infected with SARS-CoV-2 and come down with COVID-19 will experience the same thing and fully recover? Why take an unproven vaccine for this when nature will most likely take care of it for free?

The most frequent adverse reactions in participants 16 years of age and older were pain at the injection site (> 80%), fatigue (> 60%), headache (> 50%), myalgia (> 30%), chills (> 30%), arthralgia (> 20%) and pyrexia (> 10%) and were usually mild or moderate in intensity and resolved within a few days after vaccination. If required, symptomatic treatment with analgesic and/or anti-pyretic medicinal products (e.g. paracetamol-containing products) may be used.

Adverse reactions from clinical studies
Adverse reactions reported in clinical studies are listed in this section per MedDRA system organ class, in decreasing order of frequency and seriousness. The frequency is defined as follows: very common (≥ 1/10), common (≥ 1/100 to < 1/10), uncommon (≥ 1/1,000 to <1/100), rare (≥ 1/10,000 to < 1/1,000), very rare (< 1/10,000), not known (cannot be estimated from available data).

Blood and lymphatic system disorders
Uncommon: Lymphadenopathy
Nervous system disorders
Very common: Headache
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
Very common: Arthralgia; myalgia
General disorders and administration site conditions
Very common: Injection-site pain; fatigue; chills; pyrexia

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What’s the endgame for COVID-19 lockdowns?

I really want to know what the endgame is. What are the governments of the world trying to accomplish? What is to be gained by crushing small business like this?

Is the endgame to get us all dependent on government or large multinational corporations? What the hell are they trying to do?

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Dr. Fauci and the New York Times confirmed the PCR tests are too sensitive to be considered worth anything

In July of this year Dr. Fauci was on a podcast where they talked about the PCR tests, which are so beloved by the news media, and how a positive test using a cycle threshold of greater than 35 is essentially worthless.

Then, in August of this year the New York Times ran a story about how 90% of the positive PCR tests they analyzed were run at a cycle threshold of 37. Which meant that 90% of the “confirmed cases” had levels of the virus that were not transmissible to anyone.

The PCR test amplifies genetic matter from the virus in cycles; the fewer cycles required, the greater the amount of virus, or viral load, in the sample. The greater the viral load, the more likely the patient is to be contagious.

This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are.

In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.

On Thursday, the United States recorded 45,604 new coronavirus cases, according to a database maintained by The Times. If the rates of contagiousness in Massachusetts and New York were to apply nationwide, then perhaps only 4,500 of those people may actually need to isolate and submit to contact tracing.

The New York Times

The sources are not crazy conspiracy sources. If these things are true why is this not being covered by all sources of news? Why are we continually locked down and told to wear masks?

The kind of nonsense we’re being sold is what makes people believe in conspiracies. There is no reason for this manufactured COVID crisis to continue. I’m turning the corner on the belief that the serious nature of this pandemic is a hoax. Are people dying? Sure. Have people died? Yes. But, are they dying at the numbers being attributed to COVID-19 or were 90% of the deaths confirmed at cycle thresholds above 35? If that is the case then the world is being lied to on a scale never before seen in the history of man.

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Straddling worlds is very confusing

Mainstream news outlets and non-traditional news sites show Americans are living in parallel universes. They meet at the nexus of events but veer off onto one side or the other. Same facts different beliefs and those of us that pay attention to both sides are very confused.

I read the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and now the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All three have reporting that show Joe Biden as a shoe-in to win the Presidency. Columnists in all three papers are already measuring the drapes for the Oval Office. But if you watch a Trump rally or watch YouTubers and listen to podcasters that are covering your average person they swear the media is once again wrong and Trump will pull off a landslide win. One thing I don’t do is regularly watch TV news. It’s bad for your health. I see it in drips and drabs but I refuse to watch entire TV news programs as they have perfected the art of persuasion with their use of video. It’s propaganda at its finest.

Coverage of COVID-19 on TV news and in print covers a massive increase in confirmed cases and areas of the country that are reporting an increase in hospitalizations. But, if you pay attention to scientists and doctors on Twitter, Podcasts, and YouTube they show how while confirmed cases have spiked the death rate is practically non-existent. They also point to news in scientific publications that say the current testing method is flawed and producing positive results on people who are absolutely not capable of spreading the virus. The PCR tests amplify the RNA sample exponentially each cycle that is run and we’re running US tests at 45 cycles when it is recommended to run them no more than 30 to 35 cycles.

So, it may be true that confirmed cases are up. It may also be true in some places hospitalizations are up. But it is also true that deaths from COVID-19 are declining. Are we being subjected to fear porn from media outlets that want Trump removed from office?

On the subject of social distancing and masks. There are a lot of opinions by doctors and scientists on both sides of the issue. Common sense tells me that masks probably work to protect people that might be vulnerable and that masks are largely pointless for everyone else. If you are carrying the virus but are asymptomatic, which it appears the case for the vast majority of people infected, you are not likely to spread the virus because you’re not coughing, sneezing, or otherwise spewing spittle into the air. That is the approach Sweden took with the virus and they’re living life normally now while the rest of the world is still in hysteria. Perhaps that’s why they’re ignored on TV and in print.

Election season is a hell of a mess. I was entertained by it in 2016. I didn’t vote for Trump or Clinton then. I voted for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. But this time around there is so much concentrated hatred towards one man. Hatred makes people irrational and they seem willing to sacrifice our protected liberties just to get him removed.

I don’t know what to think. This time around I voted for Trump. Mostly for economic reasons and my abhorrence of the Democratic Party’s push for globalism and the Green New Deal. I also believe Joe Biden is being abused by his party. They’re using his life-long desire to be President for their own ends. They don’t care about his cognitive decline and are moving heaven and earth to push him across the finish line.

I hope Trump wins.

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Introducing the bioVYZR. The product you wish was an SNL skit.

In the very near future we will all be bubble people. Get your bioVYZR NOW for the low low price of $379.00 or six easy installments of… (just kidding you’ll have to pay in full sucker!).

But hey, at least for short people it will make you look like you’re at least 6 to 8 inches taller… or a Sontaran with a see through helmet.