Friday, September 10, 2021

“This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”

“This Vaccine Rollout Is a Nightmare”
by Brian Maher

"Tyrannical. Dictatorial. Medical fascism. Unconscionably unconstitutional... These are some of the devil terms we have heard ascribed to Mr. Biden’s vaccine mandate, yesterday announced. We have heard other colorful descriptions... unsuitable for publication in our pristine, snow-driven pages. The president wagged his finger at the millions of unvaccinated Americans yesterday - and read them a severe lesson.

Here is our own James Howard Kunstler, in searing, scathing, sarcastic summary, giving the president a terrible razzing: "Ol’ White Joe was back on TV yesterday issuing threats to his countrypersons. We are in thrall to a pandemic disease, you understand, this organism called COVID-19 and some 80 million of us have not availed ourselves of the magical vaccine required to prevent the transmission of said organism. We must take the vaccine in order to protect the people who already got the vax - many of them more than one shot - from catching COVID-19.

Hold on now… you say they got multiple doses of the vax but they can still catch the disease? Yes, they can, evidently. OK… well… what kind of vax is it that doesn’t keep you from catching the disease? Oh, a most excellent vax! And you must take it, or lose your income, forfeit your useful position in this economy, give up all the normal routines of existing in a free society.

Then… this is no longer a free society? Oh, but it is… as long as you take as many vaxes as we can force you to take… and by the way, don’t badmouth the vaxes. We will find out and we will deal with you. We’ll come for you. We’ll take away your access to banking. We’ll sic federal agencies on your case. You will become a non-person, perhaps an unperson! There, that’ll fix you!"

Yesterday evening an interview with a hospital nurse drifted in over the transom. In it she blew a deafening whistle. She insisted upon anonymity for fear of retaliatory fire. Her accented voice gave the heavy impression of a Southern rearing, leading us to conclude she nurses in a state with a high reporting of cases - Texas perhaps, where anti-vaccine primitives are said to proliferate in abominable numbers.

This nurse insisted her hospital has not been overstretched by virus sufferers. She claims the greatest increase of cases she has witnessed are - in fact - vaccine casualties: “Blood clots, cardiac issues, neurological issues, balance issues, cognitive issues, aggressive behavior, encephalopathy.” We understand these are commonly documented vaccine aftereffects. Yet when this nurse challenges the physicians with clinical evidence, they pull a zipper across her lips: "I have not had one doctor acknowledge anything I’ve said… it’s completely dismissed. They will not acknowledge it, they will stop you mid-sentence… It’s an unwritten rule, you can’t talk about it. But it’s common knowledge among the staff."

Moreover, incoming patients are subjected to a notoriously faulty “PCR” test. It often gives a false positive reading. Those unfortunates who test positive are corralled in with known COVID sufferers — even if they manifest no symptoms whatsoever - where they are subjected to actual infection. They are often dosed with remdesivir, a supposed therapeutic. It is one of very few medicines the Food and Drug Administration has authorized to battle the virus - even though it has proved a poor combatant.

This nurse affirms the drug yields few positive results. It does… however… yield profound disorders of the heart and kidneys, which she has witnessed. It nonetheless prices at $520 the dose (a generic variant may go for less).  “This has been the standard medication since the beginning,” she claims, frustratingly.

Clinical studies - meantime - indicate the drug ivermectin packs far greater antiviral wallop. Yet it lacks the official imprimatur of the Food and Drug Administration. We mention, only in passing, that one dose of generic ivermectin goes for as little as $4.50. This whistletooting nurse concludes: "None of us is going to take these [vaccines] because we’ve seen what they’ve done to patients... I would go through [the initial phases] of COVID 10 times over, easily, compared with what I’ve seen with this vaccine rollout. The injuries and the loss of life, the loss of function… this is horrific. This vaccine rollout is a nightmare, and the media are completely not telling any truth about what is actually going on with these vaccines."

Is the evidence here presented of the anecdotal type? It is, yes. It is merely one account. Another nurse in another hospital may chirp different tunes altogether. Yet we have encountered similar murmurs from other sources… and we have come to believe there is justice in them. The vast majority of the vaccinated may suffer no aftereffects whatsoever, or merely slight aftereffects. We do not claim otherwise. Yet it offers small, small solace to the hundreds of thousands whom the vaccines have likely wrecked - some beyond salvage. And we believe, heart and soul, that each American is entitled to know.

Below, libertarian writer Jeffrey Tucker shows you how the media have perpetuated a thoroughly discredited falsehood about ivermectin, and why “we are truly living through the worst and most egregious ocean of untruth ever to wash over humanity.” Read on.
"The Hoax That Rocked the Media"
By Jeffrey Tucker

"I hope you do not mind a bit of anger in this letter. Right now, I’m really feeling it. I’m beyond fed up.

This week the entire English-speaking world was rocked with an amazing claim. The issue was the overcrowding of hospitals by people who had overdosed on ivermectin, the therapeutic sometimes mentioned in the context of COVID. Rolling Stone reported - the story is still there albeit with a shy correction - that gunshot victims were being turned away to treat people who had taken the drug. The article had all the perfect makings of a viral internet story. The story even ran with pictures of people standing in lines waiting to get to the hospital, but the picture had nothing to do with reality.

Yahoo, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Business Insider, The Hill, Newsweek, countless blue checkmarks, revered sources of medical information and so many more shared the story. Multiple millions saw it. It always had a spin: Look at these unvaccinated rubes out there taking medicine made for horses and ruining our medical system.

What idiots.

The source for the story was one person: Dr. Jason McElyea. It turned out, however, that it only took a bit of checking to discover that the whole thing was a hoax. The rural Oklahoma hospital said they experienced no such thing. Dr. McElyea hadn’t worked there in months. There wasn’t a shred of truth to the article. Still, it was shared many millions of times.

The story began with an Oklahoma news channel that quoted McElyea. On closer inspection, the story got worse: The doctor never even made such a claim. The local station ran the story anyway. And still Rolling Stone ran with it, and the story went viral long before anyone even bothered to check it out. It would have taken one quick phone call, and anyone could have done it.

No one did.

None of the people who shared the article on Twitter were banned or even dinged for spreading false information. None of the main “fact check” sites such as Snopes or has run stories about it. One would never know that it was one of the more viral pieces of fake news this year. A search for ivermectin on their sites reveals only sources that make exaggerated claims for the drug.

What’s behind this? The point is that the major media have a prevailing bias: People and especially Trump supporters are dumb as chickens. They don’t know what’s good for them. They should listen to Fauci. When they do not, they threaten public health in horrible ways. This fake story had all these elements and was therefore perfect. It didn’t matter that not one word was true.

Why This Matters: This isn’t about just this one story. You probably saw it at some point. Now you know it is fake. Probably tens of millions of people saw the story but only a fraction of them will ever know that the thing was entirely made up. They are all victims of a hoax and do not know it. None of the major figures out there who were pushing this claptrap has apologized.

This is about more than this one news item. It is about a story of American life that is flat-out wrong but is widely accepted and perpetuated by the press, and not just in this one instance. It is about nearly everything you read in the press even when the facts are not flat-out wrong, as they were in this instance. It is about the marketing of a much larger lie about who we are as a people.

In the last 18 months, and probably for much longer, this lie has done terrible things to the freedoms and rights we once took for granted.

They have lied about COVID risk, lied about case fatalities, lied by therapeutics, lied about vaccines, lied about the costs of lockdowns, lied about the devastation wrought by school and church closures, lied about masks and social distancing, lied about seasonality, lied about super-spreader events, lied about all the science, lied about the stimulus, lied about monetary policy and lied about the history of the virus.

What’s more, after 18 months, reporters all know this. They are aware of the alternative point of view. It is everywhere on Twitter… until it is banned. It is on Medium… until it is banned. It is on Facebook… until it is taken down. It is on LinkedIn… until the company blocks it. It is on websites… until the server company is forced to stop providing service.

We are truly living through the worst and most egregious ocean of untruth ever to wash over humanity. It happens daily, hourly, minute by minute. And there are ever fewer venues around even to call it out.

When they come after you, they don’t just take down your comments that contradict the official story. They delete your entire life. This is what happened to the greatest voice on the virus out there, Alex Berenson, who has been correct on so much from the beginning. He had a massive Twitter following until his entire account was blown away.

Now historians don’t even have access to his account to prove that he was right. I can’t look back and see what he was tweeting and when. For intellectuals and writers, this isn’t just about blocking some thoughts; it is about taking away their humanity and their main source of value to the world.

It is death.

With What Results? This is not an intellectual game. We are fighting for freedom itself, which is to say fighting for our lives. It’s bad enough how in this country the media have worked as handmaidens of despotism. But have a look at a country like Australia, where people are polite, sweet, well educated and rich.

Vast amounts of that whole nation have been turned into prison states with people beaten and arrested for leaving their homes. In Australian media, it's almost as bad, with only a few voices of dissent. I could go through a huge list of countries where this is true today. It’s beyond tragic.

What’s behind the complete betrayal of the ideal of freedom by the major media and Big Tech? In a word, careerism. Each person involved is choosing a paycheck over principle. They are putting their short-term interests above the interests of humanity. The case I mentioned above proves it. They know now that the story is totally false, and yet they refuse to revisit the issue and admit it. That alone is extremely telling.

What it tells me is: They cannot be trusted. It has become ever more difficult these days to get reliable information about anything. I’ve never had as much appreciation for independent voices and outlets as I have today. Indeed, our freedoms depend on them: your ability to know where to go to get good information and our ability to deliver it to you. This is not just a business model. This is civilization at stake."

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