Omicron and the Travel Ban Itch

6 December 2021 — Counter Currents

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Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you.  Self-interest pays, if in small amounts.  These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any spirit of cooperation regarding dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More Than 400 Studies on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions

30 November, 2021 — Brownstone Institute

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The great body of evidence (comparative research studies and high-quality pieces of evidence and reporting judged to be relevant to this analysis) shows that COVID-19 lockdowns, shelter-in-place policies, masks, school closures, and mask mandates have failed in their purpose of curbing transmission or reducing deaths. These restrictive policies were ineffective and devastating failures, causing immense harm especially to the poorer and vulnerable within societies.

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The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing

19 November 2021 — The Lancet

[In other words, the ‘vaccine’ don’t work as advertised! The ‘vaccinated’ are infecting those who are also ‘vaccinated’ as well as those of us who have not been ‘vaccinated’, excepting of course, all those who have already contracted the virus and/or have natual immunity. B]

Open AccessPublished: November 19, 2021DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100272

High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing. In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated). 12 of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts (39%) arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases. Peak viral load did not differ by vaccination status or variant type [
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Iversen: Omicron Hype ‘Makes No Sense’

1 December 2021 — The Defender

On the latest episode of The Hill’s “Rising,” journalist and political commentator Kim Iversen discussed the new Omicron variant and COVID vaccine hesitancy in South Africa, where COVID spread and hospitalizations are low.

Is the panic surrounding the Omicron variant overblown? That’s the question journalist and political commentator Kim Iversen asked on the latest episode of The Hill’s “Rising.”

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A frightening new potential explanation for vaccine-driven myocarditis and other problems

26 November 2021 — Alex Berenson

Researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine raise the possibility of an uncontrolled autoimmune response to the coronavirus spike protein that may last indefinitely

Downstream effects of the antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis and even neurological concerns, two veteran medical researchers have written in the top medical journal in the United States.

How the Pandemic Is Changing the Norms of Science

9 September 2021 — Tablet

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Imperatives like skepticism and disinterestedness are being junked to fuel political warfare that has nothing in common with scientific methodology

John P.A. Ioannidis

In the past I had often fervently wished that one day everyone would be passionate and excited about scientific research. I should have been more careful about what I had wished for. The crisis caused by the lethal COVID-19 pandemic and by the responses to the crisis have made billions of people worldwide acutely interested and overexcited about science. Decisions pronounced in the name of science have become arbitrators of life, death, and fundamental freedoms. Everything that mattered was affected by science, by scientists interpreting science, and by those who impose measures based on their interpretations of science in the context of political warfare.

The Left’s Covid Failure

Nov 24, 2021 — Unherd

By Toby Green and Thomas Fazi

Antonio Berni, Manifestación, 1934

Amplifying the crisis is no way to rebuild trust

Throughout the various phases of the global pandemic, people’s preferences in terms of epidemiological strategies have tended to overlap closely with their political orientation. Ever since Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro expressed doubts as to the wisdom of a lockdown strategy in March 2020, liberals and those on the Left of the Western political spectrum, including most socialists, have fallen over themselves to adhere in public to the lockdown strategy of pandemic mitigation — and lately to the logic of vaccine passports. Now as countries across Europe experiment with tighter restrictions of the unvaccinated, Left-wing commentators — usually so vocal in the defence of minorities suffering from discrimination — are notable for their silence.

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 Big Brother Watch calls for a vote on “draconian” Covid passes in Northern Ireland

23 November 2021 — Big Brother Watch

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 Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch is calling on the Northern Irish Health Minister to give the Assembly a prior vote on mandatory Covid passes
  • Big Brother Watch warns that “democracy must not be swerved”
  • Campaigners warn against a “checkpoint society”

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Pathologized Totalitarianism 101

22 November 2021 — CJ Hopkins

CJ Hopkins

On November 19, 2021, the government of New Normal Austria decreed that, as of February, experimental mRNA injections will be mandatory for the entire population. This decree comes in the midst of Austria’s official persecution of “the Unvaccinated,” i.e., political dissidents and other persons of conscience who refuse to convert to the new official ideology and submit to a series of mRNA injections, purportedly to combat a virus that causes mild-to-moderate flu-like symptoms (or no symptoms of any kind at all) in about 95% of the infected and the overall infection fatality rate of which is approximately 0.1% to 0.5%.

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Covid: the surprising fourth wave

19 November 2021 — Sebastian Rushworth M.D.

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I was surprised, at first, when many heavily vaccinated countries were hit by a new wave of covid-19 at the beginning of autumn. I was surprised, that is, until I started to see studies coming out that showed that the protection offered by the vaccines is far less impressive than was initially thought, and drops to low levels after just a few months.

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UK Crony Capitalism: Then there were 50

18 November 2021 — Goodlaw Project

Late last night, Government published its list of the firms given red-carpet treatment in its lucrative ‘VIP’ lane – and the politicians and party donors who referred them.

Government was forced to release the names following a successful and long-running Freedom of Information battle by Good Law Project.

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