Wow. Look at that ChinCOVID surge.

This is Georgia, as of December 29, 2020.

Oops. My bad.

That was total PCR tests per day. Here’s new daily cases

Doesn’t look good, does it? But wait; let’s look at that surge in deaths.

Huh. How peculiar. It’s almost as if record-level testing is simply finding the widespread mild/asymptomatic cases I predicted several months ago. Or maybe we have a lot of Coca-Cola drinkers.*

For those interested, the Infection Fatality Rate for 50-59yo (my age group, and where it starts getting “bad”) is…

0.0110.

Another interesting factoid: Around 17% of Georgians smoke, which the state tracks as a “co-morbidity.” You’d expect around 17% of ChinCOVID positive cases to be smokers. But it’s currently running 6.85%. Smokers are seriously under-represented in ChinCOVID cases.

In related news, seasonal flu seems to be virtually non-existent. I found this CDC chart of deaths to be fascinating.

Flu deaths disappeared just as “ChinCOVID” deaths surged. How ’bout that?

And look at flu testing.

A cumulative total of 720 positive flu tests? Nationwide? For the same timeframe last year, we had millions. But if surgical complications, vehicle crashes, gun shots, et al can be “ChinnCOVID,” why not the very similar flu?

Added, 12/30/2020: This comment at 357 Magnum needs to be emphasized.

Dan30 December, 2020 02:24

In the ER where I work anyone coming in with symptoms of an upper respiratory illness gets tested. The list of lab tests ordered shows up on a computer trackboard I can monitor. In the past such patients were tested for Influenza A and B. Since the current insanity started all symptomatic patients are being tested for Covid. I have NOT SEEN A SINGLE PATIENT tested for Influenza since spring. They are ONLY tested for Covid. You CANNOT track influenza cases if you don’t test for it. In an HONEST SYSTEM symptomatic patients would be tested for BOTH. They aren’t. There is an agenda behind the testing regime. They don’t WANT to track influenza cases. Those numbers don’t serve the agenda.


* The always accurate PolitiFake claims to have “debunked” this. The only problem is that the Fakers reference a Dialab antigen (antibody) test, while “Member of Parliament Michael Schnedlitz administered a COVID-19 PCR test.” Dialabs makes three rapid ChinCOVID tests: two are specific PCR tests, while the third is an antigen test. PolitiFake seems to have confused them.

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I see someone else noticed that.

Did you that, for some strange reason the guy who’s been whining about how important it is for everyone to get their ChinCOVID vaccination so we can achieve “herd immunity”…

passed on taking the Pfizer vaccine?

I wonder why?

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[UPDATED 7!!] Expect to see a lot more of this: 5,052

Toldja so.

Alaska Health Worker Hospitalized After Experiencing ‘Serious Reaction’ to Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine
The worker had what the New York Times described as a “serious reaction” after receiving the vaccination and remained in the hospital as of Wednesday morning, according to the paper. The worker had “no history of drug allergies,” the Times reported, adding that it remains “unclear whether he or she suffered from other types of allergies, according to one person familiar with the case.”

No, it won’t happen to everyone getting the vaccine. Not even the majority. But it will happen a lot.

Added: Make that TWO people in Alaska, not one. (Oopsie. Three now. See below.)

Added, 12/18: Uh huh.

During our livestream of the vaccinations at CHI Memorial, Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover while speaking to the media about receiving the vaccine mentioned she started feeling dizzy. She fainted, but thankfully one of the doctors behind her caught her.
[…]
The doctors there at CHI Memorial said this is not related to the ingredients in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
[…]
According to the CDC, fainting can happen after many types of vaccinations and medical procedures. The CDC says although fainting has a variety of possible causes, it is usually triggered by pain or anxiety.

Yeah, right. When I was very, very young, I was terrified of shots. It took multiple people to hold me down for vaccinations. And yet, I never fainted.

Added, 12/19: More.

FDA Says 5 People in US Had Allergic Reactions after Pfizer Shot
Around five recipients of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States have had allergic reactions this week, a top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said on Friday during a press conference.

Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said that a chemical called polyetheylene glycol that is an ingredient in both the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna Inc vaccine authorized on Friday “could be the culprit” causing the reactions.

I’m calling BS on polyethylene glycol being the culprit. That is a common food and drink additive, toothpaste ingredient, and is used in cosmetics and lubricants. If these people had an allergic reaction to polyethylene glycol in the vaccine, they should have had an allergic reaction to bushing their teeth that morning.

Added, 12/20: Alaska again.

Third allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine reported in Alaska
A third health care worker in Alaska has suffered an allergic reaction to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Severe allergic reactions can occur with any vaccine, but are extremely rare.

Apparently not so rare wuth this vaccine.

Added, 12/20, just a few minutes later…

Hospital in Chicago suburb is forced to halt COVID-19 vaccinations after four employees have adverse reaction to the shots
Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville stopped the vaccinations on Friday and will resume them on Sunday.

The unidentified employees experienced reactions that included tingling and elevated heart rate just moments after taking the vaccine, ABC 7 reports.

Just to clear, I am not even looking for adverse reaction reports. I am not seeking this stuff out. This just pops up in my regular news feeds.

Added, 12/20, 10:15AM: I swear, I am not searching these out. It just keeps happening… as I predicted.

Feds issue new guidelines, launch probe to address early allergic reactions to COVID vaccine
CDC guidelines say anyone who has suffered severe reaction should skip second dose. Chemical known as polyethylene glycol suspected.

You probably get more polyethylene glycol in a large Three Muskeers bar than in a diluted 0.3 ml vaccine.

Added, 12/21: Thanks to Sheila in a comment below: 5,052 people have had “Health Impact Events.”

The rate is 2.3% and increasing.

 

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[Updated 2] About that Pfizer mRNA ChinCOVID vaccine

(see update below)

…and why I won’t take it. Or the Moderna version.

Last month, I gave my reasoning, but it was in a private, members-only forum. But I think my comments should be preserved for public posterity.

I’m leery of being an early recipient of a newly developed viral protein coat vaccine, because sometime flaws occur when they scale up production from testing to inoculating a nation. But this…

Instead of injecting a known quantity of a known protein to stimulate an immune response, this tricks the body’s cells into mass producing the proteins. How much? Who knows. It’ll vary widely from individual to individual. Delayed –for days or weeks — anaphylactic shock is a possibility. And that’s if the vaccine is right.

If something bad happens with the nucleotides, that vaccine could potentially tell your body to produce an outright toxic protein. I suspect one of the things the manufacturers like is that this is probably “manufactured” through PCR. They are going to have to be damned careful to avoid any contaminant, any stray RNA, because if the slightest bit of a potentially lethally coding strand gets in there, PCR will happily amplify that, along with the vaccine.

To clarify further: Conventional vaccines like the seasonal flu vaccines use the protein coat of the virus, but without the interior RNA that makes a virus work. So a known amount of a foreign protein is injected, and the body’s immune system sees the protein, recognizes it as foreign, and produces antibodies against that protein. So when/if the actual virus shows up, your body already knows how to recognize it and produce the proper antibodies. And the immune system stores the memory of the antibody for future use, which is why, if you had the smallpox vaccination as a kid, you’re still good to go years later.

The Pfizer/Moderna vaccines don’t use the protein coat. They use messenger RNA. mRNA is the mechanism inside the cell that transfers information from the DNA — about what protein to build — to the ribosomes, which are the “protein factories.”

The mRNA vaccines are custom-built mRNA pre-programmed for viral coat proteins. It enters cells and “hijacks” the ribosomes to trick your body into producing foreign proteins that look like the viral coat. So instead of introducing a known quantity of a foreign protein into the body, the body will start manufacturing foreign proteins in mass quantity.

Allergic reactions are the body reacting to foreign proteins. Anaphylactic shock — potentially deadly if untreated — is the body over-reacting to foreign proteins, or to large quantities of such.

Moving from test trials to mass inoculation, I fear we’ll see a lot of variation in individuals regarding how much proteins are produced. I’m not going to be a bit surprised if we don’t see some people going into anaphylactic shock days — maybe even weeks — after being vaccinated.

Another potential issue is protein coding errors. It would be real shame if you got your shot late in the day when the vaccine — which has to be shipped in dry ice so as to not degrade — has warmed up, and it turned out the degradation caused the mRNA to start coding errors and producing a lethal protein.

YMMV, but I think mRNA vaccines needed a lot more testing before going to mass human use. It’s a neat idea in theory, but I’m not sure enough that it’s ready for primetime to take it.

Added, 12/9: Well, well.

People who suffer ‘significant’ allergic reactions told not to take new Covid-19 vaccine
UK regulators have issued a warning that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

The warning comes after two NHS staff members who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine suffered an allergic reaction, the NHS in England has confirmed.

Added, 12/17: And now that vaccination just started in the US…

It begins.

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ChinCOVID in the wild in the US last year

I’ve maintained for months that ChinCOVID was in the US far earlier than the official general “wisdom,” and that the call for social distancing et al came far too late to doing any good.

We know from testing that people across the country had already developed ChinCOVID-specific antibodies by March, 2020.

Then the CDC decided that it was in the US by late January. But antibody testing in Ohio had already shown positives in in early January. And when they went back to check on a Washington state woman who had been hospitalized with what they retroactively recognized as ChinCOVID-type symptoms… Yep, positive for SARS-CoV-2 type antibodies. And that had to be community spread because she hadn’t traveled.

And now we have this:

Does This Study Shift the Covid-19 Narrative About When the Virus Was in the US?
“This study aimed to determine when the virus might have first appeared in the United States by using archived samples from routine blood donations collected by the Red Cross. The non-identifiable blood samples used in the study—from donors in nine states between Dec. 13, 2019 and Jan. 17, 2020.”

In the study of the blood samples, Covid-19 antibodies were detected in 84 donors on the west coast from Washington, Oregon, and California as early as December 13. Other samples were from donations made between late December to mid-January from six other states showing the antibodies — Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. The key aspect is these were not showing positive viral activity but the presence of the anti-SARS CoV-2 antibodies, the virus causing Covid-19.

Seven to fourteen days to develop antibodies means these “cases” dated to no later than early December. And probably much earlier, if the people were at all symptomatic, because last time I donated, they wouldn’t accept blood from someone who was sick. But I’m no longer eligible to donate blood, so maybe that changed.

And please note the geographical distribution of those people: coast to coast. By December, ChinCOVID was everywhere. Very likely anyone who was sick was simply diagnosed as a cold or flu.

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Johns Hopkins ChinCOVID Reporting Looks…

…remarkably like Gropin’ Joe’s election numbers.

Johns Hopkins:

Georgia Department of Public Health:

And those 37 deaths Johns Hopkins claims?

GA DPH says… 0. Zero. Nada. None. Zilch. Granted, that’s preliminary and some deaths for that day might be reported in the future; but where does JH get off inventing unreported deaths? And inflating daily new cases by 3100X?

Did Dominion move into the pandemic market, too?

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“But I want 32 hours of over time.”

Tom is a clerk, earning $10 an hour. He fills out a time sheet showing 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday, and turns it in to his boss at the end of the day Friday.

A week later, he receives the check for that period. He looks at it and realizes his boss has paid him for 40 regular hours, a total of $400 before taxes.

“Hey, boss! My check is wrong. You under paid me.”

“What? Let me see that.” His boss examines the check and statement. “Looks right to me 40 hours at ten bucks an hour.”

“No,” Tom objected. “I had 32 hours of overtime.” He waves the time sheet in his boss’s face. “See? 40 hours reported on Friday.”

“No, Tom; you worked 8 hours on Friday. Certainly not more hours than there are in a day.”

“But I reported them on Friday. So that’s when they should be counted.”

His boss sighs in exasperation. “Tell me again where you worked before here.”

“Johns Hopkins.”


Yeah, Johns Hopkins is like that; lumping all the reported ChinCOVID cases from different days — sometimes different months — together as if they all happened the day they were reported.

Johns Hopkins claimed 3,424 “new cases” and 37 deaths on 11/19, in Georgia.

Georgia on the other hand gives preliminary counts (preliminary, because it takes a while — sometimes months — for reports to come in) of 1 new case and 0 deaths on 11/19.

Interestingly, JH’s cases number doesn’t even match the Georgia Date of Report number: 2,375 (and one of those occurred July 6). Somehow, JH found an extra 689 that Georgia doesn’t know about.

Perhaps I should change the name to Tom Hopkins.

But “Tom’s” numbers are what all the media reports to claim a huge surge in “new cases”

(Yes, I know I’ve been over this quite a bit before. But a few folks seem to have difficulty grasping why the difference between date of onset and date of report matters. I thought the little parable would help the short bus set get the idea.)

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Bloodsuckers for Tyranny

Get this.

Houston Announces Plan to Randomly Knock on Doors to Collect Blood Samples to Better Understand COVID
In the name of fighting COVID-19, Harris County (Texas’s largest county) health officials announced a plan that includes randomly knocking on doors to collect blood samples. “Teams of health workers wearing yellow vests will make their rounds from Nov. 15 through Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.” reports the Houston Chronicle.

That’s utter bullshit. Here is the horrible Houston epidemic they have to get under control.

There might have been some rationale for door-to-door questioning and blood sampling… back in June — 3,767 cases — when ChinCOVID was still increasing. The area peaked on July 1, and has been trending downward since. They’re latest micro-peak was a week ago at 694 cases.

That chart looks so much like Georgia’s that I’d be willing to bet that the recent bump in cases correlates to a bump in testing, which is what happened in Georgia.

I would not participate in that. But if I did, I’d make them draw the blood and ask their questions outside. Do not let snoopy folks from the government into your house. If it’s too dirty for someone’s taste, you could find yourself reported the DCF. If a victim disarmament freak on the team saw a gun, or indications of a gun like a safe or ammunition, they might drop a dime on a call to the cops.

As for the blood itself, be aware that those samples get saved and reused for other research purposes. A few months ago, someone collected old blood samples from a county’s dialysis centers, and tested them for ChinCOVID. Someone might decide this was a great chance to screen for unlawful drug use in the community… and those samples aren’t going to be anonymized.

Heck, the cops could even decide this is a great chance to enlarge their DNA database.

Don’t participate.

ETA: Tell ya what; here’s the conditions under which I would participate:

  1. The testing is done at a community center, not my residence.
  2.  All I give is my street name — not house number — and zip code.
  3.  They give me a control number and phone number I can use from an anonymous line to get my results.
  4. They show me a sworn affidavit that the sample will only be used for antibody testing, and the sample will be destroyed after it is tested.

Now I’ll play.

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Axios ChinCOVID: They Are So Full of Shit

Typical ChinCOVID [mis]reporting. I’m not even going to do Axios the favor of linking to this crap.

Coronavirus cases rise by 40%
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-cases-infections-increase-40-percent-3b52bbd7-9387-450d-850a-f4f2fee95dc4.html

“New coronavirus infections jumped by 40% over the past week.”
[…]
“Not a single state saw an improvement.”

Turrible, innit?

Look what Worldometer shows. Johns Hopkins uses the same fake dataset, but WM displays it better.

And they claim Georgia has 413,894 total cases.

Bull shit. Georgia only reports 377,694 total cases, and only 4, FOUR new cases for November 11, as opposed to the mythical 2,242 new cases Worldometer invented.

Those lying motherfuckers are adding in antigen positive tests. The antigen test is abso-fucking-lutely not ChinCOVID-specific. It will pop positive for an entire range of known human coronaviruses, which is exactly why Georgia does not include them in ChinCOVID positives. Georgia quite properly treats antigen tests as a screening tool, not a diagnostic tool. Antigen tests are fast and cheap, so Georgia screens with them, and gives anyone who tests positive the slower and more expensive PCR test which — mostly — is ChinCOVID-specific.

Per Georgia DPH:

This number represents confirmed cases only, defined as an individual with a positive molecular test. Only molecular test results are used in identifying confirmed cases.

Georgia did report 1,673 cases that day, but only the 4 were NEW cases. The rest were backlogged results only now being reported. In fact, Georgia (and other states) are updating numbers for at least as far back as July 6.

I’m getting sick — NPI — of dishonest SOBs trying to drive panic by misreporting cases-by-date-of-REPORT as “NEW.” And now adding in non-specific antigen tests.

EVERY state I’ve checked, that separates numbers by Date of ONSET vs. Date of Report, shows the same thing. This has been known for months, so there’s no honest excuse for lying about the surge in “new” cases.

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Fauci Has Jumped the ChinCOVID Shark

Get this: COVID-19 vaccines won’t prevent COVID -19. Assuming this is being reported accurately.

Fauci: Early Vaccines Only Stop Illness, Won’t Stop Spread
Dr. Anthony Fauci says early vaccines for the novel coronavirus will only prevent symptoms, not block the virus.

“The primary thing you want to do is that if people get infected, prevent them from getting sick, and if you prevent them from getting sick, you will ultimately prevent them from getting seriously ill,” Fauci said at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit on Monday.

Bull fucking shit.

vaccine: suspension of weakened, killed, or fragmented microorganisms or toxins or of antibodies or lymphocytes that is administered primarily to prevent disease.

A vaccine can confer active immunity against a specific harmful agent by stimulating the immune system to attack the agent. Once stimulated by a vaccine, the antibody-producing cells, called B cells (or B lymphocytes), remain sensitized and ready to respond to the agent should it ever gain entry to the body.

I wasn’t planning to be an early vaccinator anyway. I’ve seen too many cases where early versions had problems that only showed up when widespread vaccinations started; stuff that didn’t turn up during tests, or production errors that changed the vaccine. I was going to wait to see.

But if these fucking morons are planning to approve a “vaccine” that does not confer some degree of immunity, but only prevent symptoms, then I am not going to get it at all.

Fucking quack.

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