Many points of evidence suggest that we're worrying about reinfection and mortality rates that aren't that remarkable in the context of other viral pathogens
"Reports of constant reinfections might sound bad, but the truth is that we’ve never tested this widely for any other virus in history. Our knowledge of SARS-2, its reaction to vaccines, and its associations with all-cause mortality, is totally unique and we have no basis for comparison"
Well put. I've been trying to make this point to people. We cannot compare Covid to anything else because we've never measured anything else the way we have been measuring Covid. It is precisely this phenomenon - presenting Covid numbers in a complete vacuum, which sound big and scary for the simple reason that the world has 8 billion people - that has caused all of the hysteria and enabled the Covid authoritarians.
When I see accomplished, otherwise smart people still wearing the face diaper and staying apart from everyone else, I know the 2 years of PsyOps have succeeded and there’s almost no hope of a path back for them. For those who have woken up, bravo.
I think too many people on all sides now are hysterically invested in Big Doom, 'cause the sky is always falling somewhere, ain't it?
The pro-vax people desperately need all the refuseniks to die, slowly, horribly, with vents down their throats till the last rattle.
And many of the refuseniks--those without loved ones who took the vax for a myriad of reasons--desperately need every vaxed person to die, slowly, horribly, decaying from within, as proof of their idiocy and as revenge for every cruelty and restriction all of us were subject to.
Because, you know, human nature is the same all over. "You fucking morons!" is the world's favorite battle cry, available in all dialects.
I'll admit I'm not a person of restrained temperament at the best of times, but I try to be better, and I dislike when innocents suffer, regardless of the cause, and we all need to let go of our favorite game.
You've been a trusty companion through the crocodile-infested swamp and I ain't gonna doubt you now.
Viruses are complicated, but much easier to understand than the humans they infect. Viruses mutate, so understanding one virus doesn't necessarily translate to understanding its progeny. But there is considerably more diversity in humans than in viruses, so the real challenge is to determine how any individual virus will affect any individual human. The sars2 experience has proven that we're all different. The best approach seems to be maximizing our health, in order to support the also complex human immune system to perform its historic role to defend against viruses.
When the Delta wave first hit India and the lying Legacy Media draped itself in the bloody entrails of useless statistics like "3 thousand dying a day!!!!!" I then remember asking someone how many people die everyday in India on a normal day.... It's over 27,000....
Perspective is everything.
...but they understand that vaccines kill, I mean save lives and are safe and effective.......
Fear porn is the whole point. I was never afraid of the “virus” but I was & remain terrified & angry @ what those in power have done in its name
It was always a spiritual-metaphysical battle,the virus is just like The Maltese Falcon.It’s the title of the movie but it’s The MacGuffin.Everything since the last 4th turning,liberalism,scientism,progressivism hit the wall.The Boomer in control weren’t ready to face the fact after living the in the greatest technology time that they were all going to die ,everything going on now in Boomers reliving the late 1960s and buying time because they still believe the transhumance fountain of youth exists.In some ways a much worse virus with higher fatality,just enough to collapse the modern state but not the civilization around it would have been better.The better did come however,Pulter probably outflanked our idiotic western leaders and it’s the only reason the whole thing has a chance to collapse in the quickest and best possible outcome.That is all that is left ,just best possible outcomes,but they are all terrible.
"When will the pandemic be over, Doctor?"
"How would I know? I'm not a politician."
I met some friends over the weekend in a bar in Sacramento, California. It was 101F outside (38.3 Celsius), probably 72F inside. Place was dirty, and I probably picked up every virus known to man, including Hep A-F, and I still don't think I'm going to die from the viruses. Maybe from the headache I got from the drinks, but that was definitely self-immolation on a Saturday afternoon, all these fear mongers need to take a chill pill.
> We really understand almost nothing about how viruses other than SARS-2 ordinarily behave
This reminds me of something Curtis wrote on Gray Mirror:
> In particular, it has long been known that a month-long hard lockdown eradicates all respiratory viruses, perhaps with occasional remnants to be cleaned up by spot treatment.
To which I had to share this eye-opening paper: "An outbreak of common colds at an Antarctic base after seventeen weeks of complete isolation"
Faced with a virus which refused to behave like the Black Death, the panic-mongers distracted everyone with transmission, making it the danger, not the actual effect. Then stopping the spread became the mission - test, test, test; vax, vax, vax.
The Masses are easily distracted.
Even that ran out of steam in time when the vaccines, masks, etc supposedly to stop the spread obviously didn’t, it spread anyway and without bodies of dead grannies piling up in the streets.
So new variants spreading, is all they’ve got left to try and stoke up the panic anew.
As for all cause mortality. Given the absolute unreliability of the data of alleged CoVid deaths, plus lots of unexplained dying going on that is non-CoVid related, excess mortality data to draw conclusions about CoVid is tainted in most Countries except for Sweden (which may include some vaccine deaths) and which shows no overall increase in excess mortality.
I think excess mortality for other Countries should be viewed in that light and I could easily be persuaded that deaths caused by CoVid alone are so few as to be lost in the background noise.
CoVid is, in my view, a global non-event… on the other hand the behaviour of Governments is the real dangerous pandemic.
I was never worried about SARS-2 (unvaxxed and infected twice). It is the public health reaction that worries me.
I feel like we operate under the wrong paradigm and the medical cabal profits from that.
I hate to sound like a broken record (that is a dated aphorism if I ever saw one), BUT, this has not been a viral pandemic extraordinaire.
It's been a pandemic of testing, with much of the results highly flawed
Once infected with a micro-organism we acquire immunity to it. We do not get repeated re-infections. Covid 19 is diagnosed on the basis of a PCR test. PCR tests CANNOT tell us if someone is actively infected or not.. It should not be used as a surrogate marker of infection or as a diagnostic test because it is not a diagnostic test. Those who think they have repeated infection, are simply people who keep coming up positive on the PCR test. They DO NOT have repeated COVID 19. They may have influenza, or RSV or a host of othe illnesses, but not repeat COVID.