Pandemic Response

Now the NIH and major media are dribbling out some pandemic truths within a continued fog of confusion/ WaPo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/when-was-coronavirus-first-in-us/2021/06/15/1aaa6b56-cd2d-11eb-8cd2-4e95230cfac2_story.html I.  NIH research published today finds antibody evidence of SARS-2 infection in US earlier than previously thought. 1.  Why did it take NIH so long to do this experiment, or perhaps to tell us?  These antibody tests take only a few minutes to perform. The blood was drawn more than 15 …

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The Vaccine Passport being rolled out in a large state near you: California and NY vs Florida and Texas

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Gavin-Newsom-vaccine-passports-California-COVID-19-16246673.php Late last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state would soon be rolling out a new “vaccine verification system” for private businesses that may be akin to a vaccine passport. During an event in San Francisco on Monday, Newsom clarified that the “system” will essentially just be electronic vaccine cards that …

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A long-term perspective on immunity to COVID/ Nature

 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01557-z 14 June 2021 A long-term perspective on immunity to COVID Determining the duration of protective immunity to infection by SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for understanding and predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical studies now indicate that immunity will be long-lasting. “The good news is that the evidence thus …

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Kristian Andersen, still young and brash, thinks doubletalk will save him and his brilliant career

Kristian is digging in his heels.  Maybe he thinks tenure will save him.  Will the juicy grants dry up?  Fauci did reward him with one soon after his bogus article came out in Nature Medicine. He hasn’t yet learned that the best thing to do when the jig is up …

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Jeremy’s Early Coronavirus Warning That Woke Up Wall Street/ WSJ

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/the-early-coronavirus-warning-that-woke-up-wall-street The Early Coronavirus Warning That Woke Up Wall Street Before Covid-19 upended American life, the head of a $33 billion U.K. foundation told a collection of money managers how bad it was going to get. The alarm spread through the worlds of finance and business. Jeremy Farrar, director of …

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SIM cards to be blocked for those refusing vaccine, says Punjab govt. Venues too/ Pakistan today

Pakistan’s Punjabis must vaccinate, or lose their phone and internet access!  Yet Pakistan’s Covid cases are way down, like ours, at the lowest level since February. WHY is it so important to vaccinate everyone? Are the shots the essential step to “vaccine passports”? Is the vaccine passport necessary to institute …

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INDIA forces unvaccinated to wear skull and crossbones bibs; and removed recommendations for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine

INDIA forces unvaccinated to wear skull and crossbones bibs; and removed recommendations for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine India under Modi is a testing ground.  Remember how Modi banned high value Rupi notes to force Indians to only electronic money.  It can happen here later.–Nass Skull and Crossbones Sign Given to Unvaccinated …

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Reposting this MUCH EXPANDED version of my live blog of the FDA VRBPAC meeting on June 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Xhn3K9SlQ&ab_channel=U.S.FoodandDrugAdministration 1.  Almost every member of the advisory committee earns money for their work on vaccines.  However only one acknowledged a financial conflict of interest, which was minor. Most of the VRBPAC members at today’s meeting are not actually regular members of the VRBPAC committee. It looks as if the Covid …

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The Peril of Politicizing Science/Krylov

Please go read the whole article.  The history is beautifully detailed and the implications are crtitically important. A fabulous read–Meryl https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01475 It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall …

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FDA gives Emergent BioSolutions a consolation prize: it must throw out 60 million vaccine doses but can sell 10 million, which will be labeled as failing GMP standards/ NY Times

Now this is a really odd FDA decision.  FDA is acknowledging that the 10 million doses it is authorizing is adulterated.  But adulterated doses can’t be sold.  But EUA products don’t generally get sold, except to the US government.  I am scratching my head.  I thought all these doses were …

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