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Chinese defector alleges COVID-19 was military bioweapons program

RedStateOne week ago we reported that a man believed to be the highest-ranking Chinese defector ever was working with the Defense Intelligence Agency and that he had direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs. We also reported that the defector provided an extensive, technically detailed debrief to US officials, that the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was able to corroborate very technical details of the information provided, and that in DIA’s assessment, the information provided by the defector is legitimate.

RedState has now learned some details of the information provided by the defector, including that he provided data proving that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in addition to evidence confirming that the People’s Liberation Army managed the Wuhan program (and others), as Chinese virologist Yan Li-Meng told the FBI last year.

This is going to make it very difficult for the Biden administration to kowtow to China.

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Tue Jul 20 22:03:31 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Youtube censorship regime continues

The FederalistGoogle’s YouTube has stepped up its draconian censorship of a sitting U.S. senator.

The powerful video-sharing company removed a video of a speech given by Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and banned him from uploading new videos for at least seven days. The action took place several months after YouTube removed two videos of testimony given at a hearing he hosted of the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of early treatment of COVID-19.

In the video YouTube censors are prohibiting the public from viewing, Johnson took bureaucrats in the Trump and Biden administrations to task for “not only ignoring but working against robust research [on] the use of cheap, generic drugs to be repurposed for early treatment of COVID.”

The arrogance of Big Tech is insufferable.

How much of it was driven by government demands?

Tue Jul 13 23:11:44 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fauci emails released

Conservative TreehouseEmails to/from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci have been released to both Buzzfeed and the Washington Post. The time frame of the release is January 2020 to mid-June 2020.

Within the emails we discover, Fauci had some urgent, time sensitive discussions about “gain of function” research; the weaponization of the COVID virus. Fauci also told colleagues “retail masks don’t work” as protection from COVID due to the molecular size of the virus. Also the emails reveal that Anthony Fauci was very well aware the outbreak came from a possible lab leak.

Additionally, there is a warning from a scientist inside the NIH who warned Fauci that China was lying about virus, death rates, spread and data. A hubris filled Dr Fauci responded to the internal warning by telling the physicist his email was “too long for me to read.”… Yeah, think about that.

This email release has exposed Fauci as a liar and a cover-up artist.

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Sun Jul 11 23:15:58 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Study shows dramatic effectiveness of HCQ/AZM on COVID

Conservative TreehouseLast year President Trump advocated for Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM), two readily available drugs, in the treatment of COVID patients who worsened with the respiratory illness to the point of Invasive Medical Ventilation (IVM). The media proclaimed the presidential advice was wrong, and the medical establishment undermined the administration’s advocacy. Now a study shows treatment with those medicines would have led to many saved lives.

Why was this treatment option suppressed in favor of experimental vaccines?

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Sun Jul 11 22:15:58 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Proof Fauci was paying the Wuhan Institute of Virology directly

Judicial WatchJudicial Watch today announced that it obtained 280 pages of documents from the Department of Health and Human Services revealing that from 2014 to 2019, $826,277 was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

This is just the direct funding. I wouldn't be surprised if there is quite a bit more. But $200,000 a year will pay for a researcher and some graduate students easily.

It seems certain at this point we, American taxpayers, paid for the coronavirus to be developed and eventually "leaked". Possibly as a deliberate bioweapon.

And Fauci admitted he knew things might leak.

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Tue Jul 06 23:13:33 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DIA has a Chinese defector with knowledge of China's bioweapons programs

RedStateA person believed to be among the highest-ranking defectors ever to the United States from the People’s Republic of China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for months, sources inside the intelligence community have told RedState on condition of anonymity. The defector has direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs, those sources say.

This information could have huge consequences if those bioweapon programs are related to COVID.

Notably, the defector's existence was concealed from the CIA and FBI (even director Wray) due to concerns those agencies were compromised by China.

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Mon Jul 05 22:09:08 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Was the Wuhan Flu a political act?

Conservative TreehouseOkay, straight talk. This discovery makes the suspicions of an intentionally released Pandemic virus, with a political intent, to “STOP TRUMP” look exponentially more plausible. SARS = Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the deadly consequence within COVID-19.

With people beginning to recognize that U.S. government officials and the intelligence community have been less than honest, and in some cases downright lying, surrounding the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus; and when we overlay the political motives in the background of mass narrative deflection from media and other institutions; and when we consider the known lengths that people inside the U.S. government were willing to go in their efforts to eliminate President Trump; discovering that President Obama’s administration technically authorized the restart of “gain of function” research (biological weaponization of SARS virus) just days before President Trump took office… is way more than alarming.

It's patently clear that the response was hugely politicized. The remaining questions are whether the release itself was deliberate and planned by US political actors, or whether political advantage was taken of an unexpected event. Note that there is a distinction between the possibility that China released the virus deliberately, and that China collaborated with US political actors in doing so.

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Sun Jul 04 23:41:14 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why Fauci is finally being blamed for his role in COVID

Conservative TreehousePerhaps the last half of this interview explains why the mainstream media are now willing to let Anthony Fauci take the heat for the Wuhan Bio-Lab leak. The entire interview with Australian investigative journalist Sharri Markson is well worth watching. The first major point was how Anthony Fauci was arguing against scientific consensus to keep allowing “gain of function” biological experimentation with deadly viruses. Fauci advocated for weaponization research in 2012, the scientific community was against it because of the inherent risks.

The second major point was President Obama stopping gain of function research in 2014 due to the global risk of a leak from a lab. Then in 2017, in the first year of the Trump administration, unbeknownst to senior officials in the administration, NIH Director Anthony Fauci pushed through a restart of the dangerous research.

Obama stopping and Fauci unilaterally starting would explain why the media are willing to step aside and let Fauci take the fall. Defending and protecting President Obama are the primary objectives of the MSM and operatives embedded in the administrative state. Now the sudden shift makes sense. Those in the umbrella intelligence apparatus knew this type of investigative evidence was going to surface.

See also here.

With Trump out of office, Fauci is no longer useful. Under the bus he goes, but in his case, richly deserved.

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Thu Jul 01 22:12:43 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DOHS looking at vaccine passports

Just The NewsDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that the federal government is looking into whether it should require so-called vaccine passports for those coming into or out of the country.

How is this superior to simply testing those who enter the country for COVID?

Applying this to US citizens is unconstitutional on its face. Immigrants and visitors are one thing. People currently suffering from a disease can be turned back (foreigners) or quarantined (citizens). But US citizens who are not sick and merely do not wish to be vaccinated?

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Wed Jun 30 23:24:43 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Canadian fascist says the quiet part out loud

Government bans on large groups gathering together are intended to prevent the spread of information. Not disease; information.

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Tue Jun 29 18:31:14 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Facebook backs down and stops censoring virus origin claims

Just The NewsFacebook will no longer eliminate posts that allege coronavirus is man-made or manufactured.

"In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made or manufactured from our apps," the company said on Wednesday. "We’re continuing to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge."

The move represents an about-face for the social media giant which announced in February that it would start removing posts that made such claims.

Why such intense interest in censoring discussion of virus origination claims, a hugely significant step for Facebook? Why were these particular claims so important to shut down? Why the sudden and embarrassing about face?

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Mon Jun 28 22:14:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

CDC misrepresented study on outdoor transmission to incite panic

ReasonAfter Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was criticized for grossly exaggerating the risk of outdoor COVID-19 transmission, she said she was relying on a study published in "one of our top infectious disease journals." But as I noted a couple of weeks ago, Walensky misrepresented that study, which was published by The Journal of Infectious Diseases in February, in several significant ways. Today New York Times columnist David Leonhardt, who first called attention to Walensky's hyperbole, reports that a co-author of the study agrees the CDC director's gloss was misleading.

I don't see what other purpose this misrepresentation could have had besides inciting panic and making people afraid to go outdoors.

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Sun Jun 27 23:23:46 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Oregon implements vaccine passports

UncoverDCOregon Governor, Kate Brown, wants her state to pave the way for adopting what some see as vaccine passports. On May 18, Brown issued, effective immediately, new “interim guidance for fully vaccinated individuals” that would effectively segregate those who are vaccinated and those who are not and make businesses responsible for policing the policy.

The harder they push everyone to take this vaccine, the more skeptical I am about it.

Wed Jun 23 22:49:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Chinese professor admits to biological war against US

Gateway PunditA senior member of a Chinese Communist Party think tank claimed China won a biological war against the United States in 2020.

The mainstream media is finally catching up with conservative media and reporting that Covid-19 originated in a Wuhan lab.

Covid-19 was then unleashed on the world to cripple western nations, especially the United States.

Ping Chen, a professor of National Development at Peking University in Beijing said China “put the US back in its place.”

Many of the things coming out of China about their virus seem, especially in retrospect, to be obvious propaganda in support of a biological warfare attack. I mean -- obsessive mask buying, then obsessive mask wearing, then obsessive mask selling for huge markups? Masks are useless against this virus; but it sure made a great economic play, didn't it? Videos of people passing out on the street? COVID doesn't do that. Anal swabs leading to penguin waddles? Now you're just shitting me...

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Wed Jun 16 22:58:16 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID is Biden's slush fund

PoliticoThe Department of Health and Human Services has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children, as the Biden administration grapples with a record influx of migrants on the southern border.

The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

I guess all those COVID spending bills were just to prepare a slush fund for Biden, not actually address COVID.

PoliticoThe reshuffling, which HHS detailed to congressional appropriators in notices over the last two months, illustrates the extraordinary financial toll that sheltering more than 20,000 unaccompanied children has taken on the department so far this year, as it scrambled to open emergency housing and add staff and services across the country.

For $100,000 per kid, you could buy them a house. Each.

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Tue Jun 15 22:51:59 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Online censorship

City JournalAt the end of a recent 800-meter race in Oregon, a high school runner named Maggie Williams got dizzy, passed out, and landed face-first just beyond the finish line. She and her coach blamed her collapse on a deficit of oxygen due to the mask she’d been forced to wear, and state officials responded to the public outcry by easing their requirements for masks during athletic events. But long before the pandemic began, scientists had repeatedly found that wearing a mask could lead to oxygen deprivation. Why had this risk been ignored?

One reason is that a new breed of censors has been stifling scientific debate about masks on social media platforms. When Scott Atlas, a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, questioned the efficacy of masks last year, Twitter removed his tweet. When eminent scientists from Stanford and Harvard recently told Florida governor Ron DeSantis that children should not be forced to wear masks, YouTube removed their video discussion from its platform. These acts of censorship were widely denounced, but the social media science police remain undeterred, as I discovered when I recently wrote about the harms to children from wearing masks.

It's a glimpse inside the censorship process.

Sun Jun 13 22:54:53 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that lab leak conspiracy theory

Conservative TreehouseIn this video investigative report Sharri Markson reveals how the Wuhan Institute of Virology kept live bats in cages with new footage from inside the facility. This footage proves the denials from World Health Organization investigators were false. The WHO previously said any suggestion the Wuhan lab was conducting SARS experiments on bats was a “conspiracy”.

Additionally, all of the 15,000 bat research files were removed from the Wuhan Lab in September of 2019 right before the Pandemic exploded on the world.

Footage of live bats in the Wuhan Lab.

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Sun Jun 13 20:01:29 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Almost all COVID deaths had at least 2 co-morbidities

Gateway PunditThe gist of the report was that COVID-19 is not nearly as deadly as first projected by the WHO and then by Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Debra Birx. Based on CDC numbers in Ausust only 6% of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 were instances where the only factor in the individual’s death was due to COVI9-19.
For all the other deaths reported by the CDC linked to COVID-19, the individuals who passed away had 2-3 other serious illnesses or co-morbidities.

The entire thing was an exercise in deliberately panicking the public.

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Fri Jun 11 22:21:27 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Texas: A living counterexample

Newsweekexas Governor Greg Abbott caught heat from Democratic lawmakers when he announced on March 2 this year he would fully reopen the state by the next week. Mississippi lawmakers declared a similar reopening plan about the same time.

The idea was to get more people acclimated back to normal life, including businesses at full capacity and sports arenas full of fans again. For Texas, the governor wanted businesses back at 100 percent and placed filled up again, from school halls to dance halls.

President Joe Biden called such reopening plans as "Neanderthals thinking."

On Sunday, just a couple of hours after a major PGA event in Dallas and the NCAA FCS college football national championship in Frisco, Abbott reported that the state had no COVID-related deaths the previous 24 hours, and that the seven-day positivity rate was the lowest it's been since records have been taken—which was March 2020.

In other news, Newsweek appears to sense a market opportunity in Fox's recent decision to stop catering to its viewers.

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Wed Jun 09 23:15:39 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Some lunatics don't want to take their masks off

Daily WireA number of women have come forth asserting they would prefer to keep wearing masks, even after the general public has discarded them, with some of the women offering explanations such as a mask functions as an “invisibility cloak” or acts “almost like taking away the male gaze.”

Read the whole thing for their reasons.

And then realize that these people are completely insane and should not be allowed to set policy for anyone other than themselves.

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Mon Jun 07 23:41:52 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Examining the evidence for a Wuhan lab leak

Battleswarm BlogNow Nicholas Wade, a science writer who’s worked on the staff of Nature, Science and the New York Times has taken a long look at the possibility the Wuhan Coronavirus did indeed leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Of all the possible explanations for the Chinese Communist Virus, an inadvertent lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology of an engineered virus funded, in part, by the US Government under Fauci is the most likely.

The runner up is a deliberate leak of the same engineered and funded virus.

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Sat Jun 05 23:28:55 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fauci's emails expose him

PJMedia“A months long Vanity Fair investigation, interviews with more than 40 people, and a review of hundreds of pages of U.S. government documents, including internal memos, meeting minutes, and email correspondence, found that conflicts of interest, stemming in part from large government grants supporting controversial virology research, hampered the U.S. investigation into COVID-19’s origin at every step. In one State Department meeting, officials seeking to demand transparency from the Chinese government say they were explicitly told by colleagues not to explore the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s gain-of-function research, because it would bring unwelcome attention to U.S. government funding of it.”

Fauci was lying about the whole thing to cover up for his own involvement in funding gain of function research at Wuhan. And he was clearly using the resulting pandemic as a political lever to destroy Trump's economy and prevent Trump's re-election.

Still uncertain: whether the virus leaked by accident, or was deliberately released, and if the latter, who was involved in the decision to release it.

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Fri Jun 04 10:11:28 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News about coronavirus statistics in Florida

National ReviewThis is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.

When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But it flows from a single place: Rebekah Jones. To understand that is to understand the whole game. This is about Jones, and Jones alone. If she falls, it falls.

And boy does it deserve to fall.

Funny how everyone in the media was so desperate to use her claims to attack Republicans (Trump and DeSantis) for keeping Florida open, rather than investigating her claims.

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Sat May 29 23:54:37 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID tests to use different standards for vaccinated cases

Just The NewsInstructions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that the agency will only undertake gene sequencing of post-vaccinated cases of COVID-19 if the viral samples are detected at notably lower sensitivity levels than are tolerated for positive COVID-19 tests overall.

This will artificially increase the reported effectiveness of the vaccine.

If they wanted to correct the inflated COVID case counts, they would apply the same standard to people who had been vaccinated as they did to those who had not.

But they aren't interested in the truth, they are interested in pushing the narrative.

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Fri May 28 23:03:21 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Ohio to offer vaccine lottery

Just The NewsRepublican Gov. Mike DeWine is offering residents a chance to win $1 million as part of an effort to incentivize them to get a COVID vaccine.

The name of those who have received one of two shots will be put into a lottery, and five winners will be picked, staring May 26.

The winnings will come from federal coronavirus relief funds, according to Politico.

Proof that both parties can waste money in incredibly stupid ways.

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Fri May 28 22:03:21 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About those COVID vaccination passports that don't exist...

Conservative TreehouseComrades, let it not be said the ministry of COVID compliance does not listen to the citizens. After considering the bad optics of armbands, due to negative historic references, the government is allowing the private sector to create a modern method of compliance with vaccination protocols.

To enjoy your new freedom the COVID Ministry is working on QR Code wristbands to speed up the vaccination checkpoint scanning process.

It's amazing how COVID just coincidentally enables all the usual totalitarian dreams.

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Fri May 21 23:26:51 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Likely arson at home of pastor who was arrested for calling police Nazis

Gateway PunditOn Sunday morning Pastor Artur Pawlowski reported that someone tried to burn his house down on Saturday night.

He is the pastor who called police Nazis when they shut down his church services, and was arrested for it. I'm guessing he was spot on in his name-calling.

Joe is famous for his Jews in the Attic test. Perhaps we need a Pastors in their Church test?

Mon May 17 22:48:05 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Court rules against eviction moratorium

Conservative TreehouseU.S District Judge Dabney Friedrich has ruled the CDC has exceeded its authority with the federal ban on evictions during the COVID response. [pdf ruling HERE]

The issue at the heart of the matter is one of private property rights. As the judge stated: “The question for the Court is a narrow one – “Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.”

It's appalling that it took this long for a judge to rule properly on this.

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Mon May 17 22:11:54 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vaccine not really helping in Seychelles

Gateway PunditSeychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against Covid-19 than any other country, has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge.

The measures, which include bans on the intermingling of households and the early closure of bars, come even as the country has fully vaccinated more than 60% of its adult population with two doses of coronavirus vaccines. The curbs are similar to those last imposed at the end of 2020.

Not taking this thing is looking smarter and smarter.

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Sat May 15 22:33:05 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What part of the COVID virus creates the disease's effects?

Daily PunditAn explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. The article, which is titled “The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness”, shows that SARS-CoV-2’s “distinctive ‘spike’ protein”..”damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease.” While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death.

Concerning. If the spike protein creates the risk, then all the "vaccines" that cause the cells to manufacture said spike protein are basically giving the recipient a new, potentially dangerous disease. It may be less dangerous than the original... or not.

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Fri May 14 23:47:48 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Without authority, Biden issues ineffectual mask order

BidenFolks, if you’re fully vaccinated — you no longer need to wear a mask.

If you’re not vaccinated yet — go to http://vaccines.gov to find a shot, and mask up until you’re fully vaccinated.

Even if Biden had been legitimately elected President, the Constitution grants him no authority to issue such a mandate.

And so, I say no. I will not comply.

Now what?

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Fri May 14 19:18:10 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Teacher's unions successfully lobbying CDC about reopening rules

New York PostThe American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.

The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.

Did you think those guidelines were based on apolitical science? You thought wrong.

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Sat May 08 22:28:40 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A simple cure for COVID?

WATEDrugmaker Pfizer is currently testing a single pill cure for COVID-19, and if all goes well, the drug could be available this year.

The drug, called PF-07321332, is currently in a Phase One clinical trial with healthy adults.

According to the Telegraph, the protease inhibitor may be available as soon as this year.

The pill was unveiled at the American Chemical Society Spring 2021 meeting in early April. The drug works by targeting the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. By inhibiting the protease, the drug prevents the virus from reproducing itself within the body...

Protease inhibitors are currently used to treat HIV around the world.

If this is accurate, there's no need to push the questionable vaccinations.

It's that last sentence that bugs me. Fauci spent decades trying and failing to solve the HIV problem. That this application is coming from that field makes me wonder how he is involved and profiting from the situation.

And if you read closely, this doesn't read like a cure. It may prevent replication and thus major symptoms. But you'll have to buy it again and again each time you get the virus. (Assuming you even notice). Will it interfere with natural immunity developing?

Even with all of the above caveats, it's good to have options.

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Tue May 04 23:05:00 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID vaccines applied by force

Gateway PunditCalifornia officials were filmed forcing mentally handicapped patients to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
The patients were filmed screaming and crying so the officials held them down so they could get their COVID shot.

This was all part of the “Operation Homebound” program initiated by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The program is designed to vaccinate the most underrepresented, homebound, and underserved disabled residents in Los Angeles, including those experiencing homelessness. According to the LA Sheriff’s Department — LASD is working with local community based organizations like “Integrated Community Collaborative” and “Disability Voices United” to connect with LA County residents most in need, go to their residences, and provide them this life-saving opportunity.

This is disgusting. People have the right to physical and medical autonomy. And it makes a mockery of any claim that support for abortion is a matter of principle.

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Sat May 01 22:43:06 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Paying social media influencers to push the vaccine

Michelle MalkinOne Instagram star and fashion blogger with 409,000 followers, South Carolina entrepreneur Whitney Rife Becker, spilled the beans on how “two vaccine campaigns paying thousands of dollars” had contacted her to “go and get the vaccine and record it and take a selfie while getting the vaccine.” She was asked to tell her followers how “excited” she was to take the vaccine and to gush about “how much she would be able to do” once she submitted to her shots. She was promised that an unnamed entity would “put money behind” her Instagram videos or photo posts if she boosted the COVID vaccine.

Becker rejected the offers, but many others have accepted the bribery. Sometimes, the quid pro quos mean cash. In other cases, the rewards mean VIP treatment. In Florida, Miami’s Jackson Health System threw vaccine parties for social media influencers who agreed to write positive posts or produce videos about getting the Pfizer vaccine. While there was “no payment made to any influencer,” the Internet stars and their “plus ones” moved to the head of the vaccine appointment line. “Each influencer will be allowed to bring one spouse, partner, or relative who meets Florida’s eligibility requirement” to the party, health officials informed a select group of social media stars.

Joe Smyser, the head of a nonprofit called “Public Good Projects,” told Politico his outfit pays “microinfluencers” to post about getting the COVID vaccine and compensates them “anywhere between tens to hundreds of dollars.” The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has paid 35 young social media stars undisclosed sums to post government-approved COVID vaccine content and convince their peers that they need the shots to return to “normal” life.

This is how "news" is made and "public opinion" is shaped.

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Fri Apr 30 23:51:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Serious concerns about the coronavirus

Meaning In HistoryI got a range of responses regarding the Michael Yeadon interview that I republished yesterday. Overall it was well received, but there were some commenters who reflected the response that Yeadon himself describes having received--people who say, I can't believe my rulers would lie to me. That, despite the fact that throughout history our rulers--including rulers of the American people--have repeatedly lied to us about fundamentally important matters.

Right up front I'll state the conclusion to this post: Yes, reverse transcription (RT) looks to be one among several factors that should give everyone pause to question the current rush to vax the whole world.

I'm not interested in being a guinea pig for a new vaccination technique against a relatively harmless (at my age and health) disease. Not even if millions of people are doing it and governments are insisting on it. Especially if governments are insisting on it.

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Tue Apr 20 23:08:46 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Evacuations only for the vaccinated?

Gateway PunditThe La Soufrière volcano erupted Friday morning on the island of St. Vincent in the eastern Caribbean, prompting evacuations–but only for those who can prove they have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 China virus, CBS News and other outlets reported.

This is a level of evil that even I did not expect.

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Sun Apr 18 23:33:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mandatory phone checks to visit a pub

SummitAccording to a report in the London Telegraph, anyone wishing to drink in a pub garden in Britain from Monday (only the outside areas will open) will be forced to hand over their phone to venue staff who must check the individual is registered on the government’s tracking app.

Venues will face fines of £1000 if they are found to be admitting people who have not registered on the NHS Test and Trace app with all their personal details and then scanned a QR code on entry to the outdoor portion of the venue.

"Forced to hand over their (unlocked, obviously) phone to staff". That's a hard no from anyone with any sense of privacy. And it's a slippery slope to requiring the same to police.

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Sat Apr 17 22:50:54 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cornell, Rutgers implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies

Gateway PunditCornell University is now mandating Covid-19 vaccines for staff and students returning to Ithaca, Geneva and Tech campuses for the Fall semester.

This is a dangerous trend and more universities will follow suit.

Last week Rutgers University in New Jersey mandated Covid-19 vaccines for students and staffers and other colleges are expected to jump on the train.

Universities and similar institutions providing close-quarters living space do have an interest in ensuring the health of their student bodies through vaccinations, which they can make mandatory for attendance or employment should they so choose. However, the COVID vaccines are substantially different than the much safer vaccines against the many more dangerous diseases we suffered from in the past. Further, the intent by those in power is clearly to make use of the COVID vaccination as a tool of social control rather than as an individual choice. The danger is that a wide array of nominally private social institutions will take up the call to require COVID vaccinations for everything. And that slides rapidly into totalitarianism. Indeed, if you judge by the masking campaigns and lockdowns, we are already there.

We should reject demands for vaccination against a relatively low-risk disease because liberty must not become conditional on vaccination status.

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Sun Apr 11 22:55:56 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vermont tying vaccination access to race

Liberty UnyieldingVermont is giving racial minorities and their families a preference in access to the COVID-19 vaccine. As the state’s governor explained on Twitter, “If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!”

This is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has ruled that preferences for racial minorities are presumptively unconstitutional, and that even if minority groups have faced “societal discrimination,” that is not a reason to give them a preference. (See Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989)).

I don't want a vaccine myself, and I'm not in Vermont, but this is still unconstitutional.

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Fri Apr 09 22:11:04 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID vaccine may need yearly updates

Just The NewsScientists are warning this first group of COVID-19 vaccines could be ineffective in a year or less as new mutations and variations or the virus emerge.

The warning is take from survey by the People's Vaccine Alliance, a group of several organizations, including Amnesty International, in which two-thirds of the scientists acknowledged such a scenario. The other one-third said the timeframe to develop new vaccines to vend off the mutating virus is nine months or less.

I'd rather take my chances with natural immunity to the virus than a new, experimental vaccine every year. I don't bother with flu vaccines either.

Individuals with different risk profiles may make different decisions, and that's up to them.

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Sun Apr 04 23:54:13 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sturgis rally NOT a superspreader event

Just The NewsOne of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world was still held in Sturgis, South Dakota, during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, which the media claimed led to more than 266,000 COVID-19 cases, or nearly one in five of every case reported in America at the time.

The number of cases came from a study by San Diego State University professors published in September, just a month following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

However, the Sturgis city manager, Daniel Ainslie, said the study and other models that predicted their hospitals would be overwhelmed were wrong.

Stubborn facts rarely agree with politically motivated liberal studies.

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Sat Apr 03 22:49:59 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Permanent Pandemic

The BlazeBloomberg reporter Andreas Kluth suggested that Americans get ready for full-time pandemic preparation.

"For the past year, an assumption — sometimes explicit, often tacit — has informed almost all our thinking about the pandemic: At some point, it will be over, and then we'll go 'back to normal,'" Kluth wrote. "This premise is almost certainly wrong."

There is no getting back to "normal," according to Kluth, who said that Americans ought to prepare themselves to fight COVID-19 — a "permanent enemy," like influenza, "but worse."

This is exactly what a totalitarian government needs to keep its people in fear. All over a disease with a survival rate around 99% and several viable treatment regimes, even if you exclude the vaccines as too risky.

It would be insane... if it wasn't malicious.

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Mon Mar 29 23:17:20 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admin releasing illegal aliens with coronavirus into the US

The Conservative TreehouseMore than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus after their arrival in Texas since late January have been released by the Border Patrol into the Lone Star State and are free to travel to other parts of the US, according to reports.

What, did you think Biden was going to protect you from the big scary virus?

He wants you scared of the virus.

Which means he wants more cases.

Which means he has no trouble at all releasing infected aliens into our midst, especially since they are being released into Texas.

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Sat Mar 06 21:04:05 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID "vaccine" to be an annual shot

NBC News"It's going to be the same with Covid. In a year, you will have to go and get your annual shot for Covid to be protected."

No thanks. I wasn't sold on a flu shot that had to be taken every year and didn't always hit the right strains. The COVID "vaccine" is less tested, more dangerous, and the actual disease is a very minimal health threat to anyone whose immune system is reasonably functional, in addition to potential cross immunity from other coronaviruses like the common cold. (Which they still can't manage to vaccinate for, by the way). Oh, and we now have several viable treatments.

I see no reason for anyone not in a high risk group to consider the vaccine as a one time shot. As a once a year thing, no way.

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Wed Mar 03 21:19:37 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

This explains a lot..

I was wondering why it was taking so long for the Deep State and media to turn off the COVID panic after Biden got inaugurated. What I wasn't taking into account was that they had bought a lot of vaccine stocks and needed to get people injected with those before they can really stop the panic. They've already adjusted the panic dial downwards (by changing the testing to reduce false positive rates) but it takes time to be noticeable, and they are using that time to inject their experimental "vaccine" into as many people as possible before the panic stops.

I do wonder about that vaccine. It's not necessary for COVID, a fake crisis. Is profit motive really enough explanation for how hard they have been pushing it?

The only other credible possibility I am aware of is a risk (not confirmed) of fertility reduction, which is also known to be one of Bill Gates' obsessions. I don't think we'll get any answers on that front for decades, if ever.

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Mon Mar 01 22:52:49 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Germans (of course) now want vaccination passports

Just The NewsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says European leaders agree on the concept of a COVID vaccination passport that would allow people to travel more freely through the region amid the ongoing pandemic and continuing health-safety restrictions.

"Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate," Merkel said Wednesday after a meeting with European leaders.

Instead of yellow stars for Jews, this time it's anyone who doesn't have the official stamp of submission gets ... well they haven't defined the punishments yet. It's easier to pass the requirement and worry about the punishment later, when the punishment can be more... fluid.

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Sun Feb 28 21:00:53 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

WHO advisor says Kung Flu likely came from Chinese lab

Toronto Sun“There’s no irrefutable evidence,” said Metzl, who was appointed to the WHO’s expert advisory committee on human genome editing in 2019 and is also the author of Hacking Darwin.

“There’s just more evidence and as more evidence arrives, the case for accidental lab leak, in my view, increases.”

That this came from a lab leak was obvious from the beginning. The hard part was proving it. Now that Trump is out of office and Biden can prevent any actual consequences, this sort of thing is allowed to become part of the public discourse.

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Thu Jan 28 23:42:59 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admits he can't fix the virus

Fox News"If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months," Biden said.

Biden had pledged efforts to jumpstart the US economy and provide aid to struggling Americans would be his top priority upon entering the Oval Office. The two executive orders Friday followed 10 other actions related to the pandemic he signed the previous day, including a mandate requiring masks to be worn on federal land.

The president faced some pushback over his remarks on the pandemic’s trajectory. Critics, including former Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, pointed out that coronavirus-related restrictions imposed in several states were meant to "flatten the curve."

"Haven’t we been told for months that restrictions and mandates were necessary to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months?" Amash wrote on Twitter.

Biden ran on having a better plan to fix the coronavirus right away, but practically his first day in office he admits there is nothing he can do to change its course. Lockdowns don't work. Masks don't work. It's a respiratory virus; the relevant particles are just too small for a mask to filter and infections will spread no matter what. Hand-washing and sanitizing surfaces are helpful but not preventative. Even vaccines are useless -- the immunity will be temporary as the virus mutates.

But the panic put Biden in office and that's all he cared about.

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Mon Jan 25 23:29:18 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lockdowns don't work (except to get Trump out)

NewsweekA study evaluating COVID-19 responses around the world found that mandatory lockdown orders early in the pandemic may not provide significantly more benefits to slowing the spread of the disease than other voluntary measures, such as social distancing or travel reduction.

The peer reviewed study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation on January 5, and analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.

The researchers used a mathematical model to compare countries that did and did not enact more restrictive lockdown orders, and determined that there was "no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on case growth in any country."

Now that Biden is about to enter the White House, it's safe to tell us that lockdowns don't work. Who would have guessed?

(I did).

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Mon Jan 18 21:30:34 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

The State Department has posted a fact sheet regarding the origin of the Wuhan virus. Because the new administration is likely to make it go away, I'm copying the whole text below.

Bottom line: it is highly likely the virus came from the lab.

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Sun Jan 17 23:57:03 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fauci admits to lies about herd immunity

Daily CallerDr. Anthony Fauci reportedly said in a phone interview that he has been deliberately changing his public statements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic because he didn’t think people were ready to hear his true beliefs, according to the New York Times.

Fauci has been slowly increasing the number of Americans he says need to be vaccinated for the U.S. to reach “herd immunity” in public statements, the New York Times reported Thursday morning. He reportedly told the Times he has done so “partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.”

What we hear is a disgusting man who thinks lies are better than truth. We remember when he lied about masks and he has kept lying about masks, death rates, risks, everything. When you lie, you lose all credibility and people stop believing you.

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Sun Dec 27 21:22:41 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Newsweek suddenly starts warning of vaccine side effects...

NewsweekThe potential rare, and long-term side effects of COVID vaccines may emerge—if they do at all—after millions of people are immunized, experts have told Newsweek. However, they stressed the benefits of getting vaccinated against a virus that has killed over 1.4 million people worldwide and is still raging in many countries by far outweighs the risks.

So now the official media are broadcasting very mild and milquetoast warnings about "long-term side effects" of COVID vaccines, while minimizing the risk by comparing it to a disease that -- without vaccination and while ignoring several promising treatment protocols -- has killed significantly less than 1% of the people who catch it, and the vast majority of those within well defined risk groups by age and comorbidities. In other words, roughly the same people the seasonal flu would kill.

That they are suddenly warning of long term side effects that "may emerge" and simultaneously downplaying their severity is more than a little ominous. Combined with more than a few examples of people faking a vaccination shot on tv?

What is it they know is coming that they won't tell us?

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Tue Dec 22 18:41:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID relief bill is filled with pork and payoffs

PJMediaHow did we get to this point, where the nation faces the emergency of a lifetime if you can believe many in the government, yet those same people in the government seem to be doing whatever they can to take advantage, impose their politics, and make the crisis worse? It suggests some, such as Pelosi, are too confident in the knowledge that whatever they do to the voters in flyover country, whatever nonsense they pack into a “relief” bill that our great-grandchildren will be paying for if there is a United States at that point, their own voters will never feel enough disgust to turn them out of office as they deserve.

It's almost as if they are confident that the elections will always go their way, for some reason...

Tue Dec 22 17:41:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Two months in prison for not wearing a mask that doesn't work

ZerohedgeAn Irish man has been sentenced to two months in prison for failing to wear a face mask on a bus while traveling to his uncle’s funeral despite claiming he was medically exempt.

History books will look back upon this year as akin to the Salem witch trials. Just another incident of public hysteria.

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Tue Dec 22 08:41:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Russian coronavirus researcher murdered?

NYPostA prominent Russian scientist who was working on a COVID-19 vaccine was found dead with a stab wound after plummeting out his window in St. Petersburg, according to news reports.

This seems... odd.

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Mon Dec 21 16:36:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

No asymptomatic spread of COVID

Conservative TreehouseAn interesting article from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) is gaining increased attention as questions about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, the baseline for all COVID mitigation, is being reconciled with the latest tracing data.

In essence, the larger question being asked is: can people without coronavirus symptoms spread the COVID-19 virus? This question is at the heart of all current COVID mitigation efforts. If there is no asymptomatic spread then what is all of this mask wearing nonsense and shut-down mandates all about?

No asymptomatic spread means the mask craze was meaningless, and I've known about this for months (due to earlier studies).

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Mon Dec 21 10:36:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Holiday travel restrictions for thee but not for me

Conservative TreehouseThe day after Thanksgiving, she traveled to one of her vacation properties on Fenwick Island in Delaware. She was accompanied by three generations of her family from two households. Birx, her husband Paige Reffe, a daughter, son-in-law and two young grandchildren were present.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked Americans not to travel over the holidays and discourages indoor activity involving members of different households. “People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households.”

[…] After The Associated Press raised questions about her Thanksgiving weekend travels, Birx acknowledged in a statement that she went to her Delaware property. She declined to be interviewed

Disgusting.

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Mon Dec 21 09:36:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Releasing terrorists to save them from COVID

ZerohedgeAdel Abdul Bary is a former Osama Bin Laden henchman convicted of murdering 224 people in two deadly bombings of US embassies in 1998.

But now this terrorist is a free man, because his lawyers successfully argued that his obesity put him at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 in prison.

(Nice to know he was eating so well in prison after murdering hundreds of people.)

A federal judge released Bary from a New Jersey prison in October. He was then deported to the UK where he had been granted asylum back in 1997 before being sent to prison.

This is insane.

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Mon Dec 21 08:15:11 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Faking vaccines?

KTSMSome of our viewers raised questions about video KTSM 9 News showed from Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccine injections at University Medical Center of El Paso, specifically the second vaccine that was administered.

In our video, you can see the UMC health care worker with his sleeve rolled up, but when it comes time for the injection, it appears that the person administering the shot doesn’t push down on the plunger — the plunger looks like it is already depressed.

Some eagle-eyed KTSM 9 News viewers wondered if the worker received the vaccine at all.

“After numerous reports emerged on social media claiming one of the five nurses receiving a vaccination on Tuesday did not receive a full dose of vaccine, we want to remove any doubt raised that he was not fully vaccinated and further strengthen confidence in the vaccination process,” UMC said in a statement to KTSM. “The nurse in question today was vaccinated again. UMC has confirmed with the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that re-vaccinating the nurse will not cause adverse effects. The nurse will need to return after three weeks to receive his second dose.”

... if he was really vaccinated the first time, he wouldn't need to be vaccinated "again". I have no idea why this place would stage a vaccination, but they clearly did. Maybe it was for some innocuous (heh heh heh) reason. Whatever the reason and intent, it damages their credibility and the credibility of the people desperately pushing a vaccine for a disease most people barely notice.

And speaking of lost credibility, note that they aren't going to broadcast their volunteers' second sticking, just promise that he got one without showing any proof.

For a good roundup of potential problems with the vaccine, see here. While these are all in the realm of potential problems (with the exception of possible fertility issues, for which there is evidence in similar viruses, making is more than just speculative), the insane rush towards applying this vaccine to everyone makes my risk-management antenna twitch like mad.

Mayor of London also faked getting his vaccine.

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Sat Dec 19 08:37:44 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID-19 is being used to shut down independent communication channels

Conservative TreehouseIt is not coincidental that bars and taverns have been targeted for closure and control under the auspices of 2020’s COVID-19 fear and mitigation.

It is not coincidental that churches and fellowship gatherings have been targeted for closure and control under the auspices of COVID-19 fear and mitigation. Both of these assembly points and gathering places have a deep history within the American rebellion.

I've made this same point. The coronavirus shutdowns have been very targeted at shutting down communication that is not filtered through the Big Tech censorship/spy operation. And, not accidentally, at shutting down small businesses in general that provide the economic support for millions of Americans.

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Fri Dec 18 16:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

AMA Rescinds Guidance Against Hydroxychloroquine

Published ReporterThe American Medical Association (AMA), in a surprising move, has officially rescinded a previous statement against the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, giving physicians the okay to return to utilizing the medication at their discretion.

Previously, the AMA had issued a statement in March that was highly critical of HCQ in regards to its use as a proposed treatment by some physicians in the early stages of COVID-19. In addition to discouraging doctors from ordering the medication in bulk for “off-label” use – HCQ is typically used to treat diseases such as malaria – they also claimed that there was no proof that it was effective in treating COVID, and that its use could be harmful in some instances.

Now that the election is over and millions of doses of an advanced new vaccine have been purchased, they can announcement that we already had an effective and cheap treatment all along.

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Thu Dec 17 09:19:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

It's not about a pandemic...

Just The NewsAs fears persist of overwhelmed medical systems and at-capacity hospitals nationwide, data indicate that ample hospital space remains available for both COVID-19 patients and other medical needs, with one official at a major hospital network stating that the country is "managing pretty well" the latest surge of COVID-19.

It's about panic.

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Thu Dec 17 08:19:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Big Brother on campus

Legal InsurrectionMel Xiao, a Rice University senior who helps investigate and adjudicate COVID-19 rule violations by other students, doesn’t mind if she’s viewed by her peers as “big brother” on campus.

Xiao is one of 11 students at Rice who served as a judge on the COVID Community Court, or CCC, a student-led judiciary that looks into reports of students neglecting to wear masks or socially distance, or who are hosting visitors in their dorm rooms, which are violations of the university’s Culture of Care Agreement for the 2020-21 academic year. A three-judge panel hears and investigates each low-level COVID-19-related violation and doles out “educational” punishments, such as writing an apology letter or hanging up posters that promote public health measures in their dorm, said Emily Garza, director of student judicial programs at Rice.

While Xiao and Garza believe the student-on-student disciplinary process is more effective than sending minor violations directly to university officials, Xiao has heard some criticism by students on social media. Students say they don’t want to be a “snitch” and report violations by friends, or argue that the CCC isn’t a “big deal” since it only handles violations that occur on campus, she said.

Based on her Chinese name, I'm sure the opportunity to snitch on other students for minor violations of silly rules makes her feel right at home.

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Wed Dec 16 20:11:47 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

No scientific basis to bans on outdoor dining

ReasonThis week a Los Angeles County judge ruled that a local ban on outdoor dining at restaurants, ostensibly aimed at reducing transmission of the COVID-19 virus, was "not grounded in science, evidence, or logic." Around the same time, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly admitted that the same thing is true of a state ban on outdoor dining that currently applies to all of Southern California, including Los Angeles County. Ghaly said that ban, which is one of many restrictions that are triggered when a region's available ICU capacity drops below 15 percent, is "not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining" but is instead aimed at discouraging Californians from leaving home.

"The decision to include, among other sectors, outdoor dining and limiting that, turning to restaurants to deliver and provide takeout options instead, really has to do with the goal of trying to keep people at home," Ghaly said during a briefing on Tuesday. He noted that "we have worked hard with that industry to create safer ways for outdoor dining to happen."

It's about control. It has always been about control. They want to keep you at home, where you can't go to Trump rallies, or get information in any way other than through the official media channels, which are ever more heavily censored.

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Wed Dec 16 11:15:33 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mandatory vaccination against a disease most people don't even notice?

Just The NewsA New York lawmaker is proposing legislation to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory if too few residents voluntarily get the immunization.

Whatever happened to "my body, my choice"?

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Fri Dec 11 13:21:09 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Survey: 75% think small businesses should be considered essential

Just The NewsA solid majority of voters – nearly three-quarters –think small businesses should be considered "essential" under COVID-related lockdown orders, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

This is the wrong approach, because it accepts that government has any authority to decide which businesses should be open or closed at all.

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Thu Dec 10 08:09:46 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vaccines and informed consent

Michelle MalkinPatient rights and bioethics are impossible without truly informed consent. This fundamental concept has vanished from public view faster than paper towels and toilet paper from your grocery shelves. Informed consent matters more than ever because we are entering the most coercive era of medical tyranny in human history.

If the public health-industrial complex gets its way, you may not be able to work, travel, shop or go to school without proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Who needs government to do the mandating when corporations, airlines and educational institutions will do all the dirty work for Big Brother? The unthinking surrender of our autonomy to global pandemic blackmailers is horrific. Can you really offer voluntary and thorough consent at “warp speed” with a figurative gun to your head?

I generally believe that vaccines are important medical advances that protect both individual and public health, but that they are also matters of personal choice. If you don't want to be vaccinated, for any reason or none, that's pretty much on you. It's a cost-benefit analysis.

Childhood vaccines that offer long-term protection against serious diseases are great. A yearly flu vaccine that offers anywhere from 30%-70% protection against a disease that makes you sick for a few days is silly, unless you are in a particularly high risk category.

With respect to the COVID vaccine specifically... I don't trust it. It was developed so rapidly, with so many medical experts originally saying it was so difficult to vaccinate against that type of virus, that I think it's unusually risky. There are reports people can still spread the disease even after being vaccinated. And the disease it protects against is easily survivable by the vast majority of people who contract it, who will then generate natural immunity.

So I'm going to avoid the COVID vaccine for a while. And I don't like the arrangements that are evidently being put into place to force people to take it.

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Wed Dec 09 19:27:28 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Asymptomatic carriers aren't contagious

The Epoch TimesThe most recent study from China on the prevalence of infection after a lockdown found no transmission of the CCP virus among people who were in close contact with asymptomatic patients, contradicting the current narrative that asymptomatic transmission plays a major role in the pandemic.

We were told for months that even people with no symptoms could be deadly. Why? Not because it was true; because fear was useful.

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Mon Dec 07 21:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mask mandates in CA to be enforced by volunteer force

CBS Los AngelesThe city of Pasadena will have volunteers walking city streets to ensure people are wearing face coverings. Volunteers will walk major streets around Pasadena to hand out masks to those who don’t have them and make sure those who do are wearing them. Meanwhile, a limited stay-at-home order took effect Friday for Pasadena. It prohibits all public and private gatherings and events with people from more than one household — except for faith-based services and protests.

I know! We can form a volunteer organization. These are times of emergency, so we need quick action and executive decisions, so it had better be organized along military lines. Paramilitary, just with civilian volunteers. And they will need some kind of name and identifying uniform that is distinct from the military and police. Military use camo, police use blue... I know! We'll call them the Brown Masks!

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Sun Dec 06 22:19:37 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Business owner arrested for giving away food

BreitbartAn owner of Mac’s Public House in Grant City, New York, was handcuffed and arrested for violating state and city lockdowns that prohibit restaurants from serving diners inside, even as winter approaches and restaurants are already struggling to survive.

If you think they are deliberately trying to destroy all small businesses, you're probably right.

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Sat Dec 05 19:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden demands mask-wearing for 100 days

New York PostPresident-elect Joe Biden says he will ask Americans to wear their face masks for 100 days after he takes office in January.

Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that he hopes the mandate would help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

“On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask, not forever, just 100 days,” Biden said. “I think we’ll see a significant reduction.”

It won't do anything to stop the virus, but it will serve just fine as a psychological submission ritual.

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Sat Dec 05 16:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

LA Mayor bans walking

ZerohedgeAs LA Mayor Eric Garcetti kicks off the most restrictive lockdown in the country in the City of Angels, it appears even walking and exercise are now banned as California takes a page out of Australia's COVID-19 playbook.

Does he have any idea how stupid this idea is?

I swear, it's all just to keep things locked down so Biden can take the credit when it all opens up again.

I was going to say this was the stupidest thing I have ever seen, but... Austin's year-long mandatory mask policy announcement from Mayor's Mexico vacation spot takes that cake.

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Sat Dec 05 10:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mask mandates are nothing more than totalitarian submission rituals

Free BeaconLouisiana’s Democratic governor John Bel Edwards was spotted dining at a country club without a mask, despite his own coronavirus health restrictions requiring people to wear masks in public.

Edwards addressed the recently surfaced photograph, which shows him and others dining at the Baton Rouge Country Club in mid-November, at a press conference on Wednesday. Despite his phase three lockdown orders, which mandate that people wear masks whenever they are within six feet of another person, Edwards claimed he did nothing wrong.

Edwards was right; he did nothing wrong in being around people without wearing a mask. What he did exposed the naked hypocrisy of mask mandates for what is it: a submission ritual.

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Sat Dec 05 08:29:50 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Austin mayor caught on vacation after imposing year-long mask mandate

PJMediaAustin’s mayor and city council on Thursday approved extending its controversial mask mandate for an entire year.

The mandate fines anyone over the Mayor Steve Adler and the city council, Democrats all, passed the extension without discussion.

It was item #43 on their lengthy agenda according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.age of 10 caught without wearing a mask in public up to $2,000 per violation.

The move comes just one day after Mayor Steve Adler was busted issuing directives to Austin residents to stay home to stay safe, while he was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Adler has apologized for getting caught.

He wants another year of this bullshit because he can spend his time vacationing in Mexico. Normally I would say he's better off in Mexico than imposing his dictats on Austin, but apparently he can do that remotely. I see one good side to this... after another year of goddamned fucking face diapers, even Austin will vote this guy out.

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Fri Dec 04 08:04:20 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

PA governor vetos pro-gun bills

Captain's JournalPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D-Pa.) vetoed two gun bills that would repeal laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during emergency proclamations.

The bills, which recently passed the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania State Senate, intended to limit Wolf’s powers during the COVID-19 pandemic and moving forward, AP News reported. Wolf, a Democrat who supports broader gun control measures, has previously vetoed more than six such bills.

There is absolutely nothing about COVID that should prevent you from buying a gun. It is a retail operation like anything else, and a specially protected constitutional right on top of that.

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Thu Dec 03 08:44:36 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hydroxychloroquin improves odds of hospitalization by 84%

Wasington ExaminerA peer-reviewed study measuring the effectiveness of a controversial drug cocktail that includes hydroxychloroquine concluded that the treatment lowered hospitalizations and mortality rates of coronavirus patients.

The study, set to be published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents in December, determined that “Low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin was an effective therapeutic approach against COVID-19.”

A total of 141 patients diagnosed with the coronavirus were treated with the three-drug cocktail over a period of five days and compared to a control group of 377 people who tested positive for the virus but were not given the treatment.

The study found that “the odds of hospitalisation of treated patients was 84% less than in the untreated patients,” and only one patient died from the group being treated with the drugs compared to 13 deaths in the untreated group.

They did the treatment regimen correctly, and it worked. The results appear better than the high tech new therapeutics (which improved odds by about 25%, IIRC).

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Thu Dec 03 08:44:36 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A contrast

Just The NewsNearly half of all U.S. voters have a negative view of socialism, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Forty-seven percent of those voters surveyed said they had an unfavorable opinion of the political philosophy, espoused throughout history by revolutionaries such as Lenin, Stalin and Che Guevara.

Less than a third – 29% – said they had a favorable view of the political philosophy or theory, which is broadly that an entire community owns and shares in the prosperity of its members.

Democrats make up about 1/3 of the population.

But as for our elected officials...

Just The News
Bipartisan group of lawmakers unveil $908 billion coronavirus relief package framework. A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday laid out a framework for emergency COVID-19 relief funding heading into the winter months.

The framework for the $908 billion rescue package consists of $288 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program to assist small businesses during the pandemic, $180 billion for unemployment insurance, $10 billion for the U.S. Postal Service and $160 billion for state and local governments.

That's socialism. Free government money for everyone until it all runs out and the death camps begin.

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Thu Dec 03 08:44:36 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FDA vaccine rule change pushed approval date past election day

John LottA month before the election the FDA changed the rules on approving vaccines. The motivation was that they needed stricter rules this time for approval because people were concerned that this vaccine would be particularly dangerous. Just something to remember:

Not a surprising backstab.

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Wed Dec 02 07:57:08 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

There are no excess deaths in 2020

Behind The BlackA new analysis of the 2020 death statistics in the United States has revealed that despite the panic over COVID-19, the total number of deaths in all age groups — including the elderly — showed no change before or after the arrival of the virus.

This bears repeating, in bold and italics: There have been no excess deaths in 2020.

It appears that either a) COVID killed everyone who would have died anyway, or b) a lot of people who died from normal causes had COVID incorrectly listed on their death certificate, or c) both.

UPDATE: Johns Hopkins took down the study. Not because it was wrong but because they didn't like that people noticed and shared it because it went against the narrative of covid terror.

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Mon Nov 30 06:37:06 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

WHO head admits coronavirus will never end

Zerohedge“Since the beginning of the #COVID19 pandemic, we knew that a vaccine would be essential for bringing the pandemic under control. But it’s important to emphasise that a vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,” said Ghebreyesus.

A vaccine on its own will not end the #COVID19 pandemic. We will still need to continue:
-Surveillance
-Testing, isolating & caring for cases
-Tracing & quarantining contacts
-Engaging communities
-Encouraging individuals to be careful #ACTogether #EB147
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 16, 2020

This admission makes it quite obvious that the lockdowns, masks, and everything, were never actually about the virus. They were and are about power; nothing more and nothing less. Stay in your homes like terrified sheep until we give you permission to leave. If you don't keep your vaccinations up to date we'll revoke your travel papers, and if your opinions are unapproved we will censor them from the internet while keeping you locked in your house so you can't spread them the old fashioned way.

And yes, the expanded welfare and "stimulus" purportedly for COVID is really just a universal basic income, isn't it?

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Thu Nov 26 12:07:46 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A UK doctor's timeline for Coronavirus

The CriticFrankly, if it had not been for mainstream media and the government, I would not have even noticed there were a pandemic. I experienced no excessive dying, and no excessive becoming seriously ill. Since January, I have worked in three different general practices across England, in two regions. Accumulatively, they contained over 16,000 patients. Up to my last time of asking in September 2020 there had been many well Covid-19 “swab positives”, and only 5 deaths “with” a Covid-19 “swab positive”. Those 5 deaths were all white, over 60 years, with other co-morbidities.

In the BAME-dominated practice of nearly 6000 where I work with the most deprived, the poor, the homeless, addicts, and migrants, no one was known to have died in association “with” a Covid-19 swab-positive test.

In the practice of 1800 where I worked through the inception and peak of the pandemic, only two people died of anything between January and July. These two were expected deaths of metastatic terminal cancer.

The panic is based on hysteria, not evidence.

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Tue Nov 24 14:16:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Masks don't work

Washington ExaminerA study published in late October by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology linking a decrease in coronavirus hospitalizations to a face-mask mandate has been withdrawn following an increase in cases in the areas studied.

“The authors have withdrawn this manuscript because there are increased rates of SARS-CoV-2 cases in the areas that we originally analyzed in this study,” the updated abstract of the study titled "Decrease in Hospitalizations for COVID-19 after Mask Mandates in 1083 U.S. Counties” now reads. “New analyses in the context of the third surge in the United States are therefore needed and will be undertaken directly in conjunction with the creators of the publicly-available databases on cases, hospitalizations, testing rates. Etc.”

Seriously, they just don't. At least not against COVID, and applied to the whole population.

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Mon Nov 23 17:36:07 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Medical Theater

Front PageA week before issuing a statewide mask mandate and a few weeks after trying to ban Thanksgiving, Governor Newsom attended a dinner party, maskless, for a lobbyist.

The size of the party, a dozen people, contravened, Newsom’s own Thanksgiving crackdown limiting gathering sizes and urging members of different households not to mingle. The photos also contravened Newsom’s guidelines to wear a mask at dinner between bites.

The people insisting you stay at home and wear a mask are not following their own rules. The masks are just a system of control and a symbol of submission. They don't actually work (against this specific disease, anyway), and the "elites" believe they are not subject to their own rules.

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Sun Nov 22 18:45:40 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Study: Masks don't work against COVID

SpectatorWednesday marked the publication of a long-delayed trial in Denmark which hopes to answer that very question. The ‘Danmask-19 trial’ was conducted in the spring with over 3,000 participants, when the public were not being told to wear masks but other public health measures were in place. Unlike other studies looking at masks, the Danmask study was a randomized controlled trial — making it the highest quality scientific evidence.

Around half of those in the trial received 50 disposable surgical face masks, which they were told to change after eight hours of use. After one month, the trial participants were tested using both PCR, antibody and lateral flow tests and compared with the trial participants who did not wear a mask.

In the end, there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by COVID-19. Of those wearing masks, 1.8 percent caught COVID, compared to 2.1 percent of the control group. As a result, it seems that any effect masks have on preventing the spread of the disease in the community is small.

To be clear: Masks work for some diseases and in some circumstances, when worn properly they can protect against large particles being spread from an infected person to other people. When trying to use them in widespread fashion, against the coronavirus, they do not work. Why not? The particles are too small and pass through the masks easily, even when properly worn, and they are not properly worn by the general public.

They are basically meaningless unless you experiencing symptoms (coughing, sneezing) which produce large particles the mask can catch before spreading. But if you're not showing those symptoms but are still contagious, the particles you are shedding are too small for the mask to stop.

It's just medical theater.

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Sun Nov 22 15:45:40 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Was COVID-19 weaponized against Trump?

Argument here. I won't endorse it or reject it because I simply do not have the expertise to evaluate the evidence. I will say that this exact sequence of events has occurred to me repeatedly and with growing emphasis throughout 2020. Initially I was skeptical, but that skepticism has been steadily worn away as the irrational hysteria and media panic continues and the Democrats take political advantage of the chaos.

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Wed Nov 18 09:42:55 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden advisors already pushing a 4-6 week lockdown

Legal Insurrection“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages, for individual workers,” he told the outlet, noting low interest rates. He added that federal borrowing could bail out small- and medium-sized companies, cities, states and county governments.

“If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks, and if we did that, we could drive the numbers down,” he said. “Like they’ve done in Asia. Like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”

They already want to go back to total lockdowns. Why? WHY? To spend more trillions in printed money? To punish us for refusing to accept Biden as president?

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Tue Nov 17 10:58:13 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How scared should we be of the Kung Flu at this point?

The Silicon GreybeardAllow me to illustrate a simple example of "most people don't think like this." I've been reading William M. Briggs - Statistician to the Stars! as he talks about the pandemic. He presents this plot of "excess deaths" by year, data from the US CDC. I've marked up the plot to point out some features.

Not very, unless you happen to be in the high risk category.

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Mon Nov 16 10:04:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cuomo wants Biden to get credit for COVID vaccine

Fox NewsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that while it is "good news" that Pfizer has had a recent breakthrough in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial, he believes it is "bad news" that the Trump administration will get to plan the distribution.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday, Cuomo said he has spoken to other governors about how they can alter or even block Trump's plan so that President-elect Joe Biden could do it instead.

This is the governor who sent COVID patients into nursing homes to kill as many old people as possible, and now he wants to delay a vaccine just so Biden can take political credit for something Trump did?

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Sat Nov 14 14:10:01 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID-19 vaccine announced... immediately after the election

Conservative TreehouseAs the political media and democrats simultaneously drop their COVID-19 social distancing concerns to celebrate Joe Biden in the streets and DNC venues, as anticipated an effective vaccine is announced. Within the announcement Pfizer admits they stalled announcing the results of the study in October, preferring to wait until after the election.

Predictably disgusting.

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Sat Nov 14 13:10:01 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Almost $2M per patient to treat the flu

Well, no, to treat COVID-19... which is only slightly more dangerous than the flu. The facility that money built was dismantled less than a month after it was completed. That's Chicago for you.

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Sun Nov 08 17:32:32 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

CDC estimates of COVID-19 survival rates

CDC0-19 years: 99.997%
20-49 years: 99.98%
50-69 years: 99.5%
70+ years: 94.6%

Unless you are over 70, COVID-19 is nothing to worry about. Even if you are over 70, it's about as dangerous as the flu.

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Sat Oct 24 17:34:19 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Playing games with the virus numbers

City officials are using cooked numbers to keep Austin closed until December. Why? Well, if they open up in December, the economy will start to recover in January when Biden has just (they hope) taken office.

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Fri Oct 23 18:25:03 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Educational institutions are tracking students

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Wed Oct 21 02:52:17 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI claims it foiled "militia plot" to kidnap governor

They arrested 6 people for the plot, which involved them discussing actions to take in response to Whitmer's unconstitutional shutdown of the state. No actual violence was involved, though the FBi alleges they agreed to try to recruit more members and possibly surveilled the governor's vacation home (that means "they looked at" the building).

Given the well-known proclivities of the federal government, I predict these charges will eventually be dropped after all the involved agencies finish coordinating and realize that all six individuals are informants, agent provocateurs, or previous recipients of pardons from Democrats. Also, at least some of them appear to be "anarchists" rather than "militia".

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Tue Oct 13 00:21:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats suppressing low COVID-19 numbers to justify continued shutdown

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Sat Sep 19 02:59:07 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Comparing COVID-19 with the flu

Now that we are starting to understand that COVID-19 is basically no more dangerous than the common flu, politicians are insisting we panic about the flu too.

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Tue Sep 08 02:37:54 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About those positive test results...

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Sat Sep 05 01:28:39 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Up to 90% of COVID-19 tests are false positives

The most common test detects tiny fragments of the virus, even if those fragments are "dead" or trapped and do not represent an active infection. Couple that with a recent finding that only 9210 Americans died from COVID-19 alone. The rest were already struggling from serious other diseases.

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Thu Sep 03 02:20:34 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another study demonstrating hydroxychloroquin works

This study shows that the COVID-19 death rate is cut in half when treated with hydroxychloroquin. So, why are medical authorities playing games with COVID treatments?

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Fri Aug 28 01:27:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

COVID was built in a Chinese bioweapons lab

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Wed Aug 26 02:56:06 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

At least 600K COVID-19 diagnoses are fake

Mistakes like this feed panic, which is why I think they are not mistakes. If they were mistakes, sometimes they would happen in the other direction.

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Tue Aug 18 02:14:04 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why are nations going mad over COVID?

Just to take a couple examples.

In the US, the Deep State (represented by Fauci on the medical side, the Democratic party, and the media) want to oust Trump. I've mentioned previous how the virus helps that effort, along with delaying and distracting from SpyGate.

In the UK... well, you haven't heard about how Brexit is or isn't going to happen in a while, have you?

In many other nations, it matters less because their media doesn't necessarily operate in English, making the internal posture less visible. Are China or Russia panicking too? Who knows? I would guess not, at this point. Tracking, yes. Panicking, no.

So, again, why are we panicking? Because it is politically useful to those who would be our masters.

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Mon Aug 17 02:47:21 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The vote by mail fiasco continues

Nevada sends 200K ballots to the wrong addresses (1/6th of the total, more than enough to throw an election into chaos), and Virginia sent 500K incorrect ballots (some even to dead people).

I am going to laugh for months if only blue states go to vote by mail, and the resulting chaos only in blue states costs them the election.

Unfortunately, it's only funny if Trump gets a clear majority from states with functional election systems.

Sun Aug 16 02:07:28 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Common cold immunity may carry over to COVID

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Sat Aug 15 01:27:26 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A promising treatment for COVID-19 even after ventilation?

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Thu Aug 13 01:42:38 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lying with charts

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Tue Aug 11 02:55:42 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Censorship

I don't care what the excuse is. People should be free to say what they think. Even if what they think goes against what the rest of society thinks.

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Wed Aug 05 02:51:02 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

9th Circus makes it official: suspends 1st Amd during pandemic

Two judges in the 9th Circus have purported to suspend the 1st Amendment until there is a cure for the Kung Flu.

This doesn't actually surprise me much; there's historically a lot of latitude for this sort of thing during public emergencies. Courts will let the executive handle the emergency and focus on reviewing it all well after the fact.

The aspect this court is missing -- probably deliberately -- is whether there is actually an emergency that justifies that treatment. There's certainly a panic, but I'm not convinced the data shows an actual emergency. So can the government exaggerate an unusual, but not disastrous, new disease and get a pass from the bill of rights? I suspect not, but I doubt the courts will say so until more time makes the evidence very clear. Particularly courts with a liberal bias.

There's also the question of duration; temporary restrictions can pass muster where permanent ones would not. So, for how long are we supposed to hide from the Kung Flu? What happens if there is never a cure, never a vaccine, and (just like the normal flu or the common cold) we just have to learn to live with it? Does the bill of rights stay suspended then?

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Wed May 27 01:42:41 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sources say Chinese virus likely escaped from Chinese lab

Fox NewsThere is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China's attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.

This may be the "costliest government cover-up of all time," one of the sources said.

The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus – a naturally occurring strain that was being studied there – was bat-to-human and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

Just a few weeks ago, the idea that this originated in a Chinese lab was classed as a conspiracy theory. Now it's the known and accepted government theory.

In another few weeks, will the idea that the virus was deliberately modified in that lab become accepted as well? I expect it will, because I think that's exactly what happened.

And as for the bioweapon question, it's not just about whether and why the virus was developed. If China knew enough to close internal borders to Wuhan, but left Wuhan open to international travel, that's a damning measure of intent regardless of origin.

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Mon May 25 02:47:19 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

CDC confirms Kung Flu is no worse than a bad flu season

The death rate appears to be 0.26%, a little more than double that of the average flu (0.1%). Stanford researchers pegged that number over a month ago.

This was a political panic job designed to sabotage the economy. Not that the virus isn't real; that seems undeniable. Not that it wasn't manufactured in a lab -- case not proven yet, but it seems likely. But it certainly wasn't the deadly disease it was sold as when the CDC's Dr Fauci shut down the country.

Unanswered questions: So why did China shut down like they did? Maybe deliberately, because they hate Trump and were read in on the plot. Maybe they just panicked in the presence of an unknown disease. Maybe the disease really was as bad as advertised, but mutated to a less deadly strain. Maybe air pollution in China is bad enough to increase vulnerability. I don't know.

But I think the panic is over.

UPDATE: The panic is still over, but there is reason for skepticism about these numbers.

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Mon May 25 01:47:19 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More evidence the Kung Flu was created in a lab

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Sun May 24 01:51:55 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Price of Fauci's Folly

It looks like the famous, or perhaps infamous, Dr Fauci is even more intimately involvewd in the Kung Fly debacle than he's admitting. Turns out that in his role at the Center for Disease Control, he funded the Chinese lab where the disease may have originated. Why? He was outsourcing viral gain-of-function research the US had banned after safety issues at CDC labs. What's gain of function research? Exactly what you might expect: adding new function to existing viruses. Like what happened to create the Kung Flu.

It's worth also pointing on when that funding happened. 2015, under Obama.

Jerusalem Post"The best experts so far seem to think it was man-made. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point," Pompeo said. When the interviewer pointed out that was not the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies, Pompeo backtracked, saying, "I've seen what the intelligence community has said. I have no reason to believe that they've got it wrong."

I'll trust Pompeo's description of what the intel community's best experts think over what a random interviewer thinks they said, given that Pompeo's the one with the official clearances. I don't read Pompeo as backtracking at all.

We're a long ways from understanding everything going on behind the scenes with this virus. But Fauci appears to be central to it, and I don't think he's been asked the right questions yet.

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Thu May 21 01:59:33 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Burr resigns from leadership of Senate Intel

In other somewhat unrelated news, Senator Burr is stepping down from the committee over an FBI investigation into insider stock trading around the Kung Flu.

I can't help but think this is merely convenient timing, and he's actually leaving for reasons related to SpyGate. Although the FBI investigation into his trading habits certainly justifies his removal by itself.

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Wed May 20 02:30:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The cause of the coming meat shortage

Washington ExaminerThere is no actual shortage in livestock. (Remember, farmers are about to kill their produce needlessly.) Rather, the breakdown is coming on the plant side of the equation where cramped quarters are hazardous. Why can’t farmers sell directly to consumers and circumvent this problem? You guessed it — government regulations.

In 1967, the federal government blocked states from making their own decisions on how meat was processed and promptly handed the power to the Department of Agriculture, or USDA.

What followed was essentially a takeover of control of the industry. Farmers had to travel long distances and sell their livestock to a small number of USDA slaughterhouses instead of to local butchers, small processors, or directly to consumers. This relationship began to severely impact their profit margins as the government was able to force farmers to sell their product for pennies on the dollar. When you limit the number of places the producers can sell, you control the prices.

Wait, what? Why? Why was this done, why was it considered good policy? Even if you want the FDA to have regulatory control of food safety, why would you require in those regulations that food be processed in a large central facility instead of in a distributed (and thus resilient) system?

Let's let the free market and competition solve this problem.

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Tue May 19 01:35:52 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Researcher close to Covid-19 breakthrough killed in murder-suicide?

The murder part is pretty solid. The suicide part is based on assuming a dead man they found was responsible for the murder. Who knows whether he was actually close to a breakthrough. But the whole situation is weird

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Sat May 16 02:56:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fauci's opinion on the virus origin is suspect

Since Fauci funded the Chinese lab from which the virus escaped in order to evade a ban on gain-of-function research in the US, I'm not especially convinced by his insistence that the virus is natural. He's a snake and he's trying to hide his own culpability.

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Fri May 15 01:11:56 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News

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Mon May 11 02:21:37 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California begins forcible quarantines

This virus certainly is revealing the totalitarian desires of the left.

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Sat May 09 01:22:20 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cuomo orders absentee ballots for all of New York

Fri May 08 01:35:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News: CBS used fake patients to make testing lines look longer

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Wed May 06 20:43:43 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A real trial of the TrumpCure?

This one seems to hit the right notes: early application and combination with azithromycin. It doesn't downplay the known risks of those drugs, and it attempts to control for other risk factors.

Most of the other studies on this topic have either not tried both of the drugs together or waited until patients were already hospitalized with a severe case.

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Wed May 06 01:24:09 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michigan legislature to strip Gov Whitmer of emergency powers

More like this, please.

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Tue Apr 28 02:26:14 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

US warned of safety risks, potential pandemic from Wuhan research lab

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Sat Apr 25 02:32:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

if you release criminals, you get a crime wave...

Actions have consequences. But the Democrats are still eager to release illegal aliens.

UPDATE: They let out Avenatti, another high-profile release. He's going to be spending his house arrest in Venice, apparently. We'll see if he is still there when he is supposed to come back. Weinstein was also released.

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Fri Apr 24 02:22:38 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Official investigation into the origin of the Kung Flu

Fox NewsThe U.S. is conducting a full-scale investigation into whether the novel coronavirus, which went on to morph into a global pandemic that has brought the global economy to its knees, escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, Fox News has learned.

Intelligence operatives are said to be gathering information about the laboratory and the initial outbreak of the virus. Intelligence analysts are piecing together a timeline of what the government knew and “creating an accurate picture of what happened,” the sources said.

Once that investigation is complete -- something that is expected to happen in the near-term -- the findings will be presented to the Trump administration. At that point White House policymakers and President Trump will use the findings to determine how to hold the country accountable for the pandemic.

Holding China accountable is unlikely to be very successful. Yes, this situation will generate a lot of political support for policies to punish China. Which means what? Pulling our manufacturing out, applying more tariffs perhaps, things which we mostly wanted to do anyway (under Trump, at least). We're unlikely to get them to actually pay us trillions. They will ignore lawsuits or enforcement actions through international bodies. They already have enough intellectual property to be only mildly inconvenienced by losing access to more.

A military response is only really on the table if there is strong evidence they did this deliberately, and that's a hard case to make. (Accidentally, sure).

Our options for responding to this hostile act by China seem limited.

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Fri Apr 24 01:22:38 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The intelligence agencies are still rogue

CIA issued a warning against hydroxychloroquine, saying it has potentially dangerous side effects, despite Trump talking up the drugs' usefulness against COVID-19. To be clear, they are both right: the drug is unproven but appears useful against COVID-19 but also has well-known risks and side effects that mean some people probably can't or shouldn't take it.

But the fact that someone at that agency was going out of their way to contradict the President is noteworthy.

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Fri Apr 17 02:03:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Covid-19 virus may have orignated in Chinese lab after all

Daily MailSenior Government sources say that while 'the balance of scientific advice' is still that the deadly virus was first transmitted to humans from a live animal market in Wuhan, a leak from a laboratory in the Chinese city is 'no longer being discounted'.

One member of Cobra, the emergency committee led by Boris Johnson, said last night that while the latest intelligence did not dispute the virus was 'zoonotic' – originating in animals – it did not rule out that the virus first spread to humans after leaking from a Wuhan laboratory.

The member of Cobra, which receives detailed classified briefings from the security services, said: 'There is a credible alternative view [to the zoonotic theory] based on the nature of the virus. Perhaps it is no coincidence that there is that laboratory in Wuhan. It is not discounted.'

I don't know where the virus originated, but there is quite a lot of credible evidence that it escaped from the virology lab in Wuhan. The lab was studying coronaviruses in bats, hiring people to study a new virus, and has had previously reported safety incidents related to their bats.

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Fri Apr 17 01:03:13 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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