Tuesday, April 13, 2021

UPDATED: Briefly Noted: Covid, Covid, Covid!

COVID: So while making coffee just now I listened to CBS radio announcing that states have been asked to "pause", i.e., stop, giving the Johnson & Johnson vax. A limited number of people have dropped dead as a result of blood clots associated with the injection. I presume that this will lead non-brain dead people to reconsider participating in a vast experiment that involves injecting untested substances into their bodies.

COVID: That's especially true given that study after study has demonstrated that 1) for most people Covid presents just about "zero" risk (that's a quote from Stanford's Dr. John Ioannidis) and 2) there actually are effective medical treatments. Speaking of which, a Canadian firm has come up with an anti-viral nasal spray--they liken it to a hand sanitizer for your nose. This is it:

'REVOLUTIONARY' Nasal spray kills off 99.99 per cent of Covid virus, new research shows'

The active agent is nitric oxide, which is well known as an antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, vasodilator, immuno-modulator, wound healing promotor. It was discovered by Dr. Ferid Murad, who won a Nobel (1998) for his part in the research. I confidently expect Murad's reputation to be totally trashed, now that he's gotten himself involved in developing a cheap, safe, easy to use, highly effective medical treatment for Covid. That's the way things work now, right? Anyone who suggests using known antiviral agents that are cheap and safe are smeared as quacks. We cherish our pandemic.

COVID: Also heard on the radio--the dread Michigan "variant" is sweeping across the nation! It's reputed to be 33% more transmissible but "no more" deadly than Covid Classic. "No more", of course, includes the possibility of "less", but that's not the sort of thing that's put out on the "news". The whole thing is, like, Duh! This is exactly the course of development that people who actually know something about respiratory viruses have been confidently predicting for the past year. All these viruses mutate constantly--because that's what viruses do--and those mutations lead to 1) easier transmission but 2) lower risk. It's part of why sensible, responsible public health authorities don't get involved in vast, risky, experiments on the general population via injections of untested substances, when the problem to be addressed has such a low risk to begin with. Natural immunity develops and is preferable. As Dr. Michael Yeadon warns, Do not turn yourself over into the hands of eugenicists bearing supposed "gifts".

UPDATE: Don Surber weighs in on Michigan:

ITEM 6: Axios reported, "Michigan can't vaccinate its way out of a COVID-19 spike, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said at a briefing Monday, during which she called on the state 'to close things down.'

"Why it matters: Michigan's average daily case count has jumped about seven times from a low point in February, per the New York Times. It's a reality check for the nation, CNN writes."

Wait a second.

Michigan has been the most locked down state in the 48 contiguous states. Maybe what it needs is to get everyone outdoors again in the sunshine, and air out all the houses and offices because lockdowns have not worked.

But this is a political appointee providing cover for a power-tripping maniacal Democrat governor.

We cherish our pandemic. Still. Always?


  1. If I was a Michigan resident, here's the game winning play: organize a massive march on the state Capitol in the name of BLM w the angle that the virus lockdowns are racist, white supremacist actions that disparately impact communities of color who don't have the same remote work opportunities, meaning that Whitmer et al can only be doing this because they hate the working class minority community. And any property damage will be justified in the name of fighting oppression and injustice.

    -free advice

    1. Yes!!

      Use their own rules against them! Make them live up to their own rules!


  2. I live in Michigan. The amount of sheepish compliance is sad to me. There are many citizen organizations that are springing up like "Rescue Michigan", "Unlock Michigan" and "Stand up Michigan" that are working to get our state open.

    But the vast majority of people are complying. It is such a surprise who does and does not obey the dictates of Frau Whitmer.

    The US Department of Education has denied Michigan's petition to not test students on standardized testing. When those results are known in the fall (personally I think they will never be released unless there is a lawsuit) then there will be hell to pay with Frau Whitmer.


  3. In similar news... might want to sell your Proctor & Gamble stock quickly... as surfaces seem clear of Covid...

  4. Well, when it comes to COVID "vaccine" pause, Mr. Surber, despite being as intelligent and insightful as he is, unfortunately seems to have been absorbed by the Borg: "Rather than locking down the vaccinations of everyone, prudence would continue the shots with a warning to women ages 18 to 48." I guess he has not heard about the "pauses" in Europe or about the 6K-some total deaths there and here as of mid-March. And he must not have performed a cost-benefit analysis for the cure vis-a-vis the disease.

    As for me, I am horrified to see all my relatives and friends (some of whom are "well educated") rushing to get the vaccine, so that they can see their grandkids again - without having been exposed to the truth about the "cure" and its assocaited risks in the least by the MSM. It is a definite "No" for me. I just pray it does not become mandatory.

    1. Yeah, I saw Surber's comments. His wife told him to get the vax, apparently. Sad. Some people think this is a way to burnish Trump's legacy. In fact, this was one of his mistakes.

      Here's the other thing--which I should have said. It's not so much how many people drop dead right after the vax. It's what happens five years down the road.


    Add COVID-19 to you loved one's death certificate so you can get a funeral cost reimbursement from a new FEMA program. Courtesy of the $1.9 billion COVID relief plan.