Unfortunately the state of the First Amendment in America is such that the general public is often reduced to relying for basic information on anecdotal accounts, or on the good offices of those able and willing to do some fairly deep data dives and then analyze and assemble the results. This is nowhere more true than in the Covid Regime in which we live.
This morning my wife heard a news account of a Covid outbreak--or breakout?--at a large local state university. The radio station contacted a local nurse who reported that, yes, her hospital had seen some increase in cases--but, then, before they could shut her up, she quickly added: Two of them were fully vaccinated.
Woops! Narrative fail! We're supposed to believe--contrary to both anecdotal evidence and official data from various sources (often foreign governments) that "99.5%" of new Covid cases are among the unvaxxed. The latest increase (from a low baseline) is supposed to be a pandemic of the unvaxxed, who are killing themselves but are also trying to "kill [other] people"--the vaxxed. Trying to kill "normal people" as the governor of Alabama, apparently, phrased it.
Reality is a slippery beast at best. Wayne Allen Root offers some salutary reminders in this regard at TGP. Herewith a brief excerpt. His reminders range over the whole gamut, from personal anecdote to brief news accounts to official data. As he says, someone is lying, and the lie is a big fat one:
This lie is so over-the-top, Pinocchio would object. Bernie Madoff would think twice.
First, because you can see the lie with your own eyes. I personally have many vaccinated friends and fans who have gotten Covid. But just read the news. New York Yankees players who were vaccinated have Covid. An NFL Coach who was vaccinated has Covid. Olympic athletes who were vaccinated have Covid. Texas Democrat lawmakers who were vaccinated have Covid. The White House is hiding a large outbreak of Covid among their vaccinated staffers.
In Israel the government admits a majority of new Covid cases are among the vaccinated. In UK, the government admits a large share of new Covid cases and hospitalizations are vaccinated. A UK aircraft carrier has more than 100 Covid cases on board, even though every one of them has been vaccinated. In Singapore 75% of the new Covid cases are among the vaccinated.
In Cape Cod, Massachusetts there is a large Covid outbreak among the vaccinated. In California, the most dramatic rise in Covid cases is found in the most vaccinated counties. At Stanford University there is an outbreak of Covid among vaccinated students. It’s happening everywhere. Yet Biden, Dr. Fauci and the CDC claim this new wave is almost entirely among the unvaccinated. Therefore, the unvaccinated are to blame, they claim, for this new wave of Covid. We see this argument all over the media.
Well, in this case we know who's doing the lying. It's our very own government. And the question Root poses is a perfectly logical one:
Why would our government tell such a lie?
The sensible answer is the usual one when it comes to government lies: Because they have something to hide. And the followup question is just as simple: What are they hiding? That, of course, is for us to find out, and the task is made a lot more difficult because of Deep State, Big Media, and Big Tech complicity in the coverup.
The kinda good news is that slowly but surely the truth is seeping out. Remember when the Wuhan Lab origin of Covid was a conspiracy theory? It's fact now, and the transition to fact didn't happen because our government suddenly decided to 'fess up, suddenly decided that the truth was a good thing for the public to get hold of.
Reality will eventually win out, and it's starting to look like it could be sooner rather than later.
UPDATE 1: Related Covid news ...
For anyone looking for a handy reference re The Pointless Drive To Make Masks Great Again, this is it. It covers the science, as well as data driven comparisons between the Covid Regime in various countries.
But here's a deeply creepy story from our fellow Five Eyes intel partner, Australia. The Aussies want to use their military to keep Sydney residents locked up in their homes:
The more than 2MM residents living in eight Sydney "hotspots" will now be forced to wear masks outdoors and must stay within 5 km (3 miles) of their homes at all times. These tighter restrictions are set to begin on Friday, and the NSW Police have requested 300 military personnel to help enforce the lockdown orders, whether that's by handing out fines, or ensuring that those under the most restrictive quarantine orders don't violate them.
"With an increase in enforcement activity over the coming week, I have now made a formal request to the prime minister for (Australian Defence Force) personnel to assist with that operation," New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said in an emailed statement.
The decision comes one day after Berejiklian extended the Sydney-area lockdown by another month (while allowing a few exceptions for construction workers and others to keep projects moving along). The restrictions are set to remain in effect for at least another one (or two, as Goldman and some other Wall Street strategists have posited) due to shortages of the Pfizer vaccine and other jabs. While most adults have been encouraged to get the AstraZeneca jab, reports about side effects involving potentially deadly blood clots have made many wary.
Ah, but about Pfizer and AstraZeneca ...
It seems the "many" who are "wary" are not 'ware of this study from Spain:
'Blood on their hands': UK fury at EU leaders for slating AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine 'out of spite over Brexit' after study finds it has the same risk of blood clots as Pfizer's
And this snippet from the above may explain why the regime here in America is freaking over reports of numerous breakout cases:
There are higher blood clots rates among people who got Pfizer, a study found
But the risk of clots is a massive eight times higher if you get Covid
UK officials say EU leaders who slated the Oxford jab have 'blood on their hands'
Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is just as likely to trigger blood clots as AstraZeneca's, according to a study that has prompted fury among UK Government officials.
Scientists compared rates of thrombosis among more than 1.3 million recipients of either jab in Spain.
Both vaccines came with a tiny risk of causing blood clots, with scientists branding their safety profiles 'broadly similar'. Pfizer's jab may even be more likely to trigger the rare blood-clotting complication, the data suggested.
In contrast, the virus itself was eight times more likely to lead to thromboembolism than either jab.
The findings go against an array of research saying the opposite, with health chiefs yet to uncover a link between Pfizer's vaccine and blood clots.
Safety concerns over AstraZeneca's jab first emerged in January, and prompted EU nations to shun the British-made vaccine en masse.
Top scientists insisted the jab was safe and would save thousands of lives, leading to claims the bloc heavyweights were using the vaccine to play post-Brexit politics.
In light of the new findings, one UK Government official accused European leaders of having 'blood on their hands' for trashing the life-saving jab.
Question: If you've been vaxxed but go ahead and get infected, what then is your risk of getting a "rare" blood clot that could kill you? Remember, rare as that condition is for the unvaxxed, it's still statistically MUCH higher for the vaxxed. And it's 8x higher for those who get the disease--which makes total sense because we now know that Covid fatalities are, in fact, caused by clotting. Someone ask Rochelle if she senses "impending doom." If you were head of CDC and were hearing reports of Covid spreading among the vaxxed, you'd be freaking, too.
UPDATE 2: I'm linking a post at FR: Breakthrough cases: Over 25% of new COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County are fully vaccinated people (Up from 20% in June).
There are a number of interesting comments to this post, as well as a lengthy compilation of additional links--all of which support the idea that "breakthrough" cases among the vaxxed is far more common than your government wants you to know.