Category Archives: Public Health/Coronavirus

Health experts urge confidence in vaccine after superstar’s death

Hank Aaron died two weeks after being vaccinated (he was very old).

But this quote is stunning:

He said in a program where millions of older Americans and those with serious health conditions are being vaccinated, some are going to die of heart attacks, strokes and other causes that have nothing to do with a vaccine.

Source: Health experts urge confidence in vaccine after superstar’s death

Can we apply that logic to all of those deaths “due to Covid-19”?

Locally, a large number of deaths were of persons receiving in-patient hospice care at the time they died – of Covid-19.

Think about that for five seconds. But they were counted as “death due to Covid-19”.

But now an influential public health “expert” says when a person dies after having a vaccine – it could really be a death due to a bunch of other things.

Yet every elderly death with a positive test case is classified as a Covid-19 death.

Pubic health literally wants to have this both ways – wonder why no one believes anything they say?

Do they even realize what they are saying?

Oregon says will not be able to have vaccinated all seniors/educators until early May

Source: Oregon reports 877 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths and OHA corrects slide shown at press event today

In addition to educator and elder citizens, phase 1b also includes a set of “essential workers”. This group has not yet been defined for Oregon. It is also unclear if phase 1c will start early and overlap with phase 1b. Phase 1b is overlapping with 1a here as the teachers become eligible on Monday.

At the national level, the CDC’s definition for phase 1b included 30 million workers. CDC originally included age 75+ in 1b but many states have expanded that to include age 65+. Phase 1 c, by the CDC’s estimate, added 129 million more people to the prioritized lists – this is the largest segment designated so far.

Thus phase 1c might begin in mid-May and extend well into the summer, at least.

The general population not in a prioritized group is now likely out to the Fall of 2021 (that is the official word for my state).

Tennessee thinks general population vaccines might not come until Q4 2021 or even 2022

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as the state continues to prioritize Tennesseans most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19.

Source: TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Read the fine print – Phase 2a/b is in Q2/Q3, then “Congregate living/grocery workers” in Q3/Q4. The general population comes after that.

European countries mandate medical-grade masks, acknowledge that cotton face masks were near worthless

They’ve known this for almost 100 years:

Confronting new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus and a winter spike in infections, a number of European countries are beginning to make medical-grade face masks mandatory in the hope that they can slow the spread of the disease.

Source: European countries mandate medical-grade masks over cloth face coverings –CNN

Public health continues to undertake, involuntary, non-informed consent medical experiments on the population.

Germany now joins France in required certified masks, Austria and the White House in requiring N95 masks. In a couple of months, we will likely be required to wear hazmat suits with self contained breathing apparatus in order buy groceries.

Public health has demonstrated it is a religion based on beliefs, not a science. Quacks.

If you wanted to create conspiracy theories …

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.

But with the state starting to emerge from its worst surge, his administration won’t disclose key information that will help determine when his latest stay-at-home order is lifted.

State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.

Source: It’s a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

They refuse to share their data with other public health officers.

Oh, those poor little stupid members of the public can’t be trusted. Leave it to the technocrat experts to know what’s best for you – because they use “models”

If you wonder why conspiracy theories gain traction, well, there you go …

Continue reading If you wanted to create conspiracy theories …

Public health did not think this through

Because financial losses would surely be a better incentive to ramp up production of vaccines faster than has ever been done before in history?

Earlier this week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus criticized drugmakers for seeking profits from the pandemic and mostly supplying wealthy countries.

Source: Pfizer to supply 40M COVID-19 shots for poor countries | National News |

This is what happens when public health experts voice economic opinions without adding the caveat, that I typically do with health topics – that I am an idiot who knows nothing about health care.

California’s extreme public health restrictions now thought to have been cause of surge in cases

Source: Did shutting down outdoor dining contribute to California’s COVID-19 surge?

Public health’s insular attitude and refusal to listen to outside input has led to very bad and incompetent decisions to the point of their acting more like public sociopaths than public health experts.

There is very little science (or none) underpinning their guidance – for when it meets the real world. Public health has turned “science” into a religion of faith-based rules by which to live our lives (or to ruin them).

While having done nothing wrong, I have been locked up for nearly year, having barely left my own home. Public health callously treats us like prison inmates, even using the same terminology (“lockdown” is a term applied to prison populations not innocent people). I am to the point of anger and frustration – there is no one in public health to voice our thoughts too. They remain insular and aloof – and arrogant with their “we know best” (about every aspect of your life and needs) even though the evidence is now overwhelming their advice has been a massive failure. Yesterday, the White House ordered everyone to wear a face mask at all times while hiking on remote Federal BLM, USFS, NP and wilderness area lands, while sleeping inside your tent or RV, or while driving a car on Federal roads. This is stupidity to the n’th degree and it really triggered my anger at the idiocy that underpins the public health religion.

Anyone who disagrees – even with piles of evidence – is branded a heretic at best and a Nazi at worse.

If you contracted Covid-19 it is because your beliefs are wrong, not because of how viruses work.

The public health religion has failed us – and caused significant financial and behavioral health harms without delivering benefits. Public health is a fraud and should be prosecuted like financial crimes are treated – if a stock promotor sold us a bill of goods, they’d be prosecuted.

Oregon’s vaccination “equity” (data as of morning of January 22, 2021)?

Men account for 54% of deaths and women for 46% of deaths while 65% of doses go to women and 35% to men.

White House admits cloth masks do not work – Mandates n95s for staff

White House staff required to use N95 masks because they know cloth masks basically do not work.

During her first press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested those working in the office would receive daily testing and N95 masks would be mandatory.

Source: Testing wristbands, masks signs of a new boss at White House | KATU

I’m so old I remember getting chewed out when I wore my used shop N95 mask – because it was supposed to go to hospitals (who would of course want a used shop mask). We were not (then) supposed to use any masks because masks, the public health “experts” told us, do not work when used by the public. Until April when they ordered us to wear home made, random bits of cloth, unapproved design and materials, assembled by persons of unknown skill cloth masks.

  • Yesterday, France announced it citizens should abandon cloth masks and use certified surgical masks (they noticed cloth masks have had no effect on the pandemic).
  • Today, the White House announces that cloth masks are not good enough in the White House. Must use N95s.
  • Simultaneously, the White House ordered everyone to wear a cloth face mask while hiking in remote BLM, USFS, NP and wilderness area lands, while sleeping inside your tent or RV or driving on Federal roadways. Because that is logical to some public health quack.

Indeed, the actual science since before day #1 supported use of N95 masks, not so much for surgical masks, and not at all for cloth masks.

This mask crap has been a fiasco as is public health:  There is now much evidence that CDC scientists and staff were (and may still be) incompetent.  The new head of the CDC says she will try to regain our trust. Good luck with that effort. (Suggestion: start by listening to all of the public and then add in employee performance reviews and internal performance improvement programs, including termination of employees who fail in their duties.)

Teachers moved to head of vaccination line but do not want to re-open classrooms until there are zero cases

15 days to flatten the curve has now become “until there are zero cases”.

Teachers lobbied to go to the head of the vaccination line. Once they got that (vaccinations for teachers in Virginia started this week), they now wish to keep school closed until “zero new cases” of Covid-19.

Science and Health Safety data support and require that no one should return to in person instruction until there is a widely available scientifically proven vaccine or highly effective treatment. The metric for Safe Reopening should be 14 days of zero community spread.

Source: Fairfax teacher’s union letter to the school district

Same thing  in California – the teacher’s union lobbied to go the front of the line, and 3 weeks later after their demands were met, the unions said they do not wish to re-open classrooms.