Category Archives: Public Health/Coronavirus

Is this another reason facial coverings failed to stop the spread ofCovid-19?

Last year, contact tracing found 60-70% of contacts had been in homes, either through family members or close social contacts (could be biased as they were the easiest to trace). Of course, no one wears N95s masks inside their own home, 24 x 7.

The other problem, I have noted, is that public health “experts” said to use “facial coverings” made of random bits of cloth. Indeed, as of July 2021, the Oregon Health Authority still says the public should use “cloth face coverings” (made of anything) and specifically says the public should NOT USE N95s OR MEDICAL GRADE MASKS. There will be a separate post on this soon.

Six month prison sentence for failure to show your valid vaccine passport

Where does this end?

Macron announced that from 21 July, anyone visiting a theatre, cinema, sports venue or festival with an audience of more than 50 people would need a health pass proving they were either fully vaccinated, had tested negative or were immune.

The same requirement will be extended to bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres (though not supermarkets), hospitals, long-distance trains, coaches and planes from 1 August, he said – including for children aged between 12 and 17 from 1 September.

People unable to present a valid health pass risk up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €10,000 (£8,500), according to the draft text of the law, while owners of “establishments welcoming the public” who fail to check patrons’ passes could go to jail for a year and be hit with a €45,000 fine.

Source: France achieves record Covid jabs with Macron’s ‘big stick’ approach | Vaccines and immunisation | The Guardian

What is the point of border travel restrictions?

The World Health Organization has said that travel restrictions are not effective saying they may work, briefly, to slow the spread within the first few weeks, but otherwise do not work.

So of course, nations put up often porous travel restrictions.

I watched a Youtube video where a couple wanted to drive their RV to Alaska, via Canada. Per the US State Department, Americans are prohibited from entering Canada – except for a class of “essential” persons.

So one of the two took a short summer job in Alaska. Then, they could cross the border into Canada, and drive to Alaska, work for a bit, and then spend the summer touring Alaska in their RV.

Face plant.

Canadians can fly to and from US destinations but Americans who are non-essential and worthless are not permitted to enter Canada.

In the case of Mexico, land border crossings are closed to most – but Americans may fly to and from Mexico destinations. This makes sense, how?

Last updated: June 21, 2021

COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico

  • The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”.
  • This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home.
  • These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on  July 21, 2021.  This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada.
  • The following categories do not fall within the definition of “essential travel:” 
    • Individuals traveling for tourism purposes, such as sightseeing, recreation, gambling, or attending cultural events in the United States.
  • Who is considered an “essential” traveler? 
    • Citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States.
    • Individuals traveling for medical purposes (e.g., to receive medical treatment in the United States).
    • Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions.
    • Individuals traveling to work in the United States (e.g., individuals working in the agriculture industry who must travel between the United States and Canada or Mexico in furtherance of such work).
    • Individuals traveling for emergency response and public health purposes (e.g., government officials or emergency responders entering the United States to support federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government efforts to respond to COVID-19 or other emergencies).
    • Individuals engaged in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., truck drivers supporting the movement of cargo between the United States and Canada and Mexico).
    • Individuals engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel.
    • Individuals engaged in military-related travel or operations.
  • The United States is coordinating closely with Canada and Mexico to protect our citizens while minimizing adverse economic impacts. 

Q&A 

Q:  What will this mean for airline travel and other travel across the border?
A:  This action does not apply to air, rail, or sea travel at this time, but does apply to commuter rail and ferry travel.

Source: Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet – U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico

Note the last point – you can’t drive to/from Mexico, but you can fly to/from Mexico. And Canadians can do the same to/from the U.S. (but Americans cannot due to restrictions imposed by Canada).

Numerous countries blocked travel to and from India months ago, due to the “Delta” variant. As of last week, the Delta variant was documented in over 90 countries – including in Australia, and presently on board a fishing vessel docked in New Zealand.

The travel restrictions did not stop the Delta variant from spreading. It is possible the Delta mutation developed in multiple places, too.

Related: See how Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding lobbied vociferously to keep U.S. schools closed, while he and his family secretly moved to Austria so their son could attend an open, in-person school there.  And did this while the border is closed to most Americans (his wife is Austrian so they could cross the border). Border restrictions are for unimportant, non-essential, worthless peons, which is most of us.

He’s had Covid-19 and is double vaccinated: “UK’s Johnson to quarantine after COVID-19 contact”

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend 10 days self-isolating after contact with a confirmed coronavirus case, his office said Sunday — reversing an earlier announcement that he would not have to quarantine.

Source: In U-turn, UK’s Johnson to quarantine after COVID-19 contact

He was informed by the (unreliable) smart phone tracing app  of a “ping” that he had been near someone who “tested positive” for Covid-19.

He has had Covid-19, and he is double vaccinated. But apparently vaccines do not work? Thus, symptom free, he will isolate for 10 days.

Public Health England has different standards than the U.S. CDC – the CDC says a fully vaccinated person does not need to isolate unless they develop symptoms.

Thus we have:

  • Contradictory guidance from two public health authorities
  • The public health message is we do not believe vaccines work.
  • Cases in the UK continue to climb steeply, in spite of the UK being in lock down the whole time, and in spite of their using smart phone-based tracing, and in spite of high vaccination rates.

This brain injured idiot can not form a coherent, logical path to understanding their contradictory statements.

Yes, it is misleading

I saw this earlier today in regard to a public health San Diego press release. It’s misleading to use early dates in this propaganda .

What public health is doing here is spreading misinformation – the exact same thing the Surgeon General complained about yesterday. But public health does it all the time.

This next text was written by me before I saw the above – this was in regards to a similar press release from San Diego public health.

New data from the County Health and Human Services Agency shows that since Jan. 1, 2021, COVID-19 has been primarily occurring in San Diegans who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. They represent: 99.8% of deaths 99.88% of hospitalizations 99.1% of cases

Source: Unvaccinated San Diegans Account for Nearly All COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths | News | San Diego County News Center

Vaccines were not available to the general public until sometime in April. So why include data from January 1st when almost everyone was unvaccinated? In fact, the majority of “cases” between Jan 1 and July occurred in Jan-March time frame.

Yes, I know, I am a brain injured idiot but this looks like cherry picking. Even with appropriate data, the success of vaccines is very good – but why do this? It instills lack of confidence in public health.

They did the same thing in NYC too:

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SF Bay area public health officials say vaccines do not work – unbelievable

This will surely convince the vaccine hesitant and skeptical to get vaccinated right away:

San Francisco has one of the highest overall vaccination rates in the nation’s most populated state. At least 83% of residents 12 and older have received at least one dose.

Word that Bay Area health officials are once again asking people to put on their masks while indoors regardless of their vaccination status comes as a disappointment to many.

Source: Bay Area health officials urge all residents to wear masks indoors – CBS News

83% vaccinated in SF. 76% in Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley).

But masks are more effective than the vaccines? This is mind boggling poor public health communication.

It took 15 months to figure this out?

You mean generic “face coverings” are useless? (And see update after the break)

THIS is what me, a brain injured idiot, has said since April of 2020. But the CDC said use a “face covering” made of random bits of cloth. In January, they said use two “face coverings” made of random bits of cloth.

Throughout this fiasco, daily cases increased by more than 10x with 94% “face covering” compliance.

Continue reading It took 15 months to figure this out?

Oh: “Former CDC director Tom Frieden pleads guilty in sex abuse case”

Public health

Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden avoided jail time on Tuesday after pleading guilty to groping a longtime family friend in New York.

Source: Former CDC director Tom Frieden pleads guilty in sex abuse case, gets no jail time – ABC News

He was charged with sexual abuse and harassment, and forcible touching.

Observation: We raced to make vaccines available but …

… but 30 to 60% (depending on location) of those eligible to be vaccinated have decided to avoid getting the vaccination, at least for now.

Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link – and lacking sufficient vaccinated or prior immunity, we are seemingly headed back into restrictions again.

This does not seem like the correct outcome. It’s almost as if we did our vaccine race for naught – because if insufficient people get vaccinated, it is sort for naught. Not sure if this overall program was well thought through.

In fact, much of the population is now convinced that generic masks (including random bits of cloth) are just as effective or MORE effective than vaccines. Think about that for a moment. Public health totally failed at messaging. Total failure.