Flip flop: Fauci-“asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks”

In all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has NEVER been the driver of outbreaks.” Dr Fauci, January 2020

The primary purpose of wearing masks is to reduce the spread of airborne droplets from persons who did not know they were will.

Subsequent research says Covid-19 is primarily spread by aerosols little affected by face masks (except inside virtual worlds in computer simulations).

For those of us who are brain injured idiots, the idiotic, inconsistent, contradictory and incoherent messaging leads to skepticism that anyone has a clue.

Face masks and lock downs forever: Even when fully vaccinated

This seems to be the goal:

March 30 (UPI) — Even with COVID-19 vaccines widely available, people must still wear masks, practice social distancing and stay away from crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces to suppress the virus and avoid future lockdowns, a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Source: Masks, distancing still needed as cities reopen, even with vaccinations, researchers say – UPI.com

It’s not based on real world data but on computer models.

For this study, scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool in England used computer models of virus spread under different potential control scenarios.

Their model, in spite of real world data and published papers saying otherwise, says lock downs, school closures, staying at home and wearing face masks forever, works.

The nice thing about a model is you can use any assumptions you want and it will be true for virtual worlds having the same virtual assumptions.

Can you get a disease after being vaccinated?

The news media reports on every case of someone contracting Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated.

For example, “Over 100 fully vaccinated people contract COVID-19 in Washington State, officials say

At this time, the state has identified 102 “break through cases” out of 1.2 million fully vaccinated people or 0.01% (which is likely to climb higher as more data is collected, over time).

How does this compare to vaccines for other diseases?

  • About 3 in 100 fully vaccinated for measles will contract measles – or 3%.

This is common in viruses for which people have become vaccinated. But with other viruses, we do not receive daily reports on each and every break through case.

Source: Can I Still Get Measles If I’ve Been Vaccinated? | Health.com

Since the beginning of the pandemic, news reports repeatedly sensationalized the ordinary.

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“Experts” are confused about opening vaccinations to all

This entire article misses the elephant in the room:

The decision to open up vaccinations to all ages requires careful balance, experts say. Removing eligibility requirements could get shots in arms faster, which is especially important during a period in which the United States is in a tight race between virus variants and vaccinations.

Source: What experts think about opening vaccinations to all

As of yesterday morning, my County still had 3,000+ vaccination appointments available through the end of this week.

First, even those who are eligible might not be able to get vaccinated right away. Due to receiving a different vaccine in early March, I am prohibited from getting another vaccination until about 4 weeks later.

Second, people may have other time conflicts that preclude getting vaccinated right away.

Third, when supply starts to exceed demand, they need to open this up to a wider audience.

Fourth, the first 3+ months overwhelmingly favored giving doses to white women. At 3 months, 63% of those vaccinated in my state were women, and 37% were men, even though in my state, men were more likely to die from Covid-19 than women.

This occurred because of the defined priority groupings:

  • Health care workers, where nurses and nurses aides are the largest cohorts are about 90% women and predominately white
  • K-12 teachers, which are 90% women for K-6 and 75% women for K-12, and also predominately white.
  • The elderly, which are 56% women (but more diverse  population).

The only way to achieve equity is to open up vaccinations to more people.

The “experts” appear oblivious to this. Of course, they are primarily in health care or education, and vaccinated months ago, they no longer have “skin in the game’.

Surge in good news: “Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15”

Source: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15

Is “Surge” a militaristic white supremacy verb?

No, it is not but that didn’t stop a politician for claiming “surge” is a militaristic white supremacist term.

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Domestic air fares rising and projected to continue rising into summer

Domestic airfare prices are expected to rise 4 percent to 5 percent every month until summer 2021, said Adit Damodaran, an economist with Hopper, a travel search tool. “A lot of that is based on the vaccination roll-out,” he said.

And this increased demand might combine with decreased supply. Airlines scaled back routes and flight frequency in 2020, parking aircraft and furloughing staff. They may be slow to return capacity to pre-pandemic levels, even as bookings pick up steam.

Source: To book or not to book? Fares edge up as US travellers make plans

Interesting: CDC found about 4 out of 5 severely ill were overweight or obese

About 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new study Monday.

Just over 42% of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the agency’s most recent statistics. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.

Source: Covid: CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized were overweight or obese

Ontario has locked up 150,000 innocent senior citizens for up to 15 months

Public health has engaged in unimaginable cruelty confining 150,000 nursing home residents to solitary confinement in their rooms for up to 15 months.

Residents of Ontario’s long-term care homes begged on Tuesday to be allowed outside, saying anti-pandemic restrictions that have confined them indoors for more than a year make no sense given almost all have now been vaccinated.

Some compared their situations to solitary confinement, and urged the provincial government to act on what they called a gross violation of their basic human rights.

Source: Long-term care residents beg to go outside after year-long COVID-19 confinement

Yesterday I read about hospitals that have prohibited parents from visiting new born babies, including those in intensive care for long periods of time. This is devastating.