We have been fooled and deceived far to long. We are a product of our culture, influenced by our medical, education, media, political and religious and belief systems. We have been spoon-fed information by the media and bureaucrats that follows a narrative prescribed by the elites. But their plan is not working and the masses are waking up. Little did we know that we have programmed since birth as Dr. Bruce Lipton explains in this video and the Government continued the programming through Operation Mockingbird. We have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system, to believe vaccinations, GMO foods, pesticides and chemicals are needed to heal and feed the world. In reality, even global warming is part of the scam and plan to depopulate the world as they geoengineer the air we breath.
It is time to break free from the matric and we do that through knowledge. Knowledge is power. Wisdom is deciding how to use that power. Insight is developed when you consistently make use of wisdom. To gain knowledge, you have to read, listen, see, experience, and get familiar with certain things. To gain wisdom, you first need to have the knowledge and that consist of seeking the truth. David Straight in the video below is a very informative explaining our true rights involving the government.
Trump restoring the republic while people were asleep. Now he’s taking down western medicine (aka pharma cartel).
David Lester Straight is a former Intelligence Officer, Former County Sherriff Deputy, Former Presidential Task Force Agent, and has also been helping people succeed in court for over 30 years.
They don’t just teach us what to believe. They teach us who we are. They give us the frameworks upon which we cast our ambitions and evaluate our success, and we build psychological identities out of those constructs. I am a businessman. I am unemployed. My life is about making money. My life is about disappointing people. I am a success. I am a failure. They invent the test of our adequacy, and they invent the system by which we are graded.
These artificial constructs take up such vast portions of our personal psychology that people will live their entire lives completely enslaved to them, making them their entire focus. This enslavement is so pervasive that people will often even take their own lives based on what those made-up constructs tell them about who they are and what they’re worth.
And it’s all a lie. A dream world, made entirely of narrative, constructed by the powerful for the benefit of the powerful. Things as intimate as the thoughts in our heads and the movement of our interest and attention are controlled and dominated with iron-fisted force, all for the benefit of some stupid made-up games about imaginary money and fictional authority.
As Russian troops entered Ukraine, the government in Kiev ordered the “emergency destruction” of pathogens including plague and anthrax at US-funded laboratories near the Russian border, the Ministry of Defense in Moscow claimed on Sunday. Earlier rumors that the Russian military was targeting US-run biolabs were written off as conspiracy theories, but the ministry has promised to back up its claims with documents.
“We have received documentation from employees of Ukrainian biolaboratories on the emergency destruction on February 24 of especially dangerous pathogens of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly diseases,” read a statement from the ministry.
The statement accused the “Kiev regime” of conducting an “emergency cleansing” to hide evidence of the supposed biological weapons program, which the ministry claimed was funded by the US, and involved the production of “biological weapons components” at at least two laboratories in the cities of Poltava and Kharkov, both of which have seen intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces in recent days.
The documents published by the ministry purportedly include an order from the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to destroy the pathogens, and lists of the germs in question.
RT can not independently verify the authenticity of these documents. Russia’s Defense Ministry said that they are currently being analyzed by radiation, chemical and biological protection specialists.
“In the near future we will present the results of the analysis,” the ministry said, adding that it believes the documents will prove that Ukraine and the US were violating Article 1 of the UN Biological Weapons Convention. The US, Ukraine and Russia are among more than 180 parties to this treaty, and under Article 1 of the agreement, all parties agree “never under any circumstances to develop, produce, stockpile, acquire, or retain” biological weapons.
As of the moment of this article’s publication, Washington has not commented on the ministry’s claims, and neither has Kiev.
In the initial days of Russia’s military offensive last month, claims circulated online that Russia was targeting western-funded biolabs with missile strikes. These allegations were never verified and were derided by western sources as conspiracy theories, although the Pentagon has publicly stated that it works with the Ukrainian government to “consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins of security concern in Ukrainian government facilities,” for “peaceful research and vaccine development,”according to the US embassy in Kiev.
Russian military: the leadership of Ukraine has lost control over the country
Today, the Russian military in Ukraine declared a state of silence and opened humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians. Routes from Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Sumy were organized to Russia, Belarus, as well as settlements on Ukrainian territory. However, few people were able to use the corridors — the Ukrainian authorities did not fulfill any of the evacuation conditions.
The humanitarian corridors that were agreed upon during the second round of talks last week were only able to open slightly today. Those who broke through from Mariupol the day before, talk about terror on the part of radicals. I had to go under bullets, becoming a human shield. The militants drove more than 150 people in front of them, and when they found a group of People’s Militia, they opened fire because spin civilians. Four civilians were killed and five others were injured.
Each automatic burst fired by the nationalists towards the refugees is recorded by the National Defense Control Center of Russia. According to the head of the center, Mikhail Mizintsev, there have already been a total of 172 attacks near six humanitarian corridors.
Mikhail Mizintsev, Head of the National Defense Management Center of Russia: “In Mariupol, any attempts by the civilian population and foreign citizens to move in the direction of the gathering places of humanitarian convoys were severely suppressed, up to the use of weapons to kill.”
In addition, the mayor of the city of Sumy, Alexander Lysenko, and the commander of the national battalion officially stated that “there will be no green corridors, not a single civilian will come to Russia, and those who try to do this will be shot.”
The conclusions drawn by the National Defense Management Center are unambiguous: the Ukrainian leadership has completely lost control over the state of affairs in its own country and is under the harsh influence of radicals. Mikhail Mizintsev is sure that by not letting civilians into Russia, Kiev is afraid that people will tell the truth about the lawlessness and chaos, about the humiliations and sufferings arranged by the Zelensky regime.
While the negotiators in Belarus agree on the opening of corridors, Deputy Prime Minister Ukraine’s Irina Vereshchuk says that it is not necessary to open them.
Irina Vereshchuk, вице-премьер Ukraine: “This is an unacceptable option for opening humanitarian corridors. Our people won’t go из-под From Kiev to Belarus so that we can then fly to the Russian Federation by plane.”
Russia is ready at any moment to evacuate residents of Kharkiv, Mariupol, Sumy and other cities of Ukraine to its territory, as well as to the Belarusian Mozyr. In the Belgorod region, for example, a column of one hundred comfortable buses has been formed. Camps for accommodation are also equipped. Late on Monday evening, another group of local residents managed to escape from villages near Mariupol.
But thousands of people remain trapped in the grip of nationalists and Ukrainian politicians who lack the will to stand up to the radicals. The fact that they are forcibly detained in cities, people tell in social networks. In Sumy, desperate to wait for help from the Ukrainian authorities, African students came to the rally. “They haven’t showered for three days, there is no electricity, supplies are running out, it’s not safe here, the escape routes are blocked. We don’t want to be a part of your showdown,” they said.
The Russian Defense Ministry is now recording in detail the names and positions of all representatives of the Kiev authorities who interact with Russian representatives on humanitarian issues in order to prepare a full report on the actions and inaction of Ukrainian officials who are indifferent to the fate of their own people. Add NTV to My SourcesYandex.News items
China urges Pentagon to open up about ‘biolabs’ in Ukraine
China’s foreign ministry has called on the US to disclose information on the Pentagon’s alleged biological laboratories in Ukraine “as soon as possible”.
On Monday, the Russian military said Ukrainian authorities had been destroying pathogens studied at its laboratories. Moscow claimed that 30 US-financed Ukrainian biolabs have been actively cooperating with the American military.
Kiev has denied developing bioweapons. According to the website of the US embassy in Kiev, the US Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program only “collaborates with partner countries to counter the threat of outbreaks” of infectious diseases. In 2020, the embassy called such theories about US-funded biolabs in Ukraine “disinformation.”
Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, however, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian claimed that, according to his country’s information, the laboratories in Ukraine are just “a tip of an iceberg” and that the US Department of Defense “controls 336 biological laboratories in 30 countries around the world.” This is done under the pretext of “cooperating to reduce biosecurity risks” and “strengthening global public health,” Zhao said.
It is the first time that Beijing has disclosed the alleged figure. Zhao said that according to data “released by the United States itself,” there are 26 US laboratories in Ukraine. In light of Russia’s military offensive in the country, he urged “all parties concerned” to ensure the safety of the labs.
“In particular, the United States, as the party which knows these laboratories best, should publish the relevant details as soon as possible, including which viruses are stored and which research has been carried out,” he said.
He claimed the US “has been exclusively obstructing” the establishment of an independent verification mechanism. Such behavior, Zhao said, “further aggravates the concerns of the international community.”
According to a report in The Rio Times, the US embassy in Ukraine deleted all information about Pentagon-financed bio-labs in the country from its website on February 26. However, journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva claimed embassy staff forgot to remove a document showing that the Pentagon is funding two new biolabs in Kiev and Odessa.
“Ukraine has no control over the military biolabs. The Ukrainian government is not allowed to release sensitive information about the program,” the Brazilian news outlet claimed.
Over the past 20 years, the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, jointly established with the United States, invested over $285 million in about 1,850 projects carried out by scientists who, according to Gaytandzhieva, previously worked on the development of weapons of mass destruction.
US authorities are yet to comment on the latest claims.
Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease.
Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.
We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching and could meaningfully improve how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured.
Since our founding in 2010, we have worked to build the industry’s leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery and early development, a rapidly expanding pipeline, and a world-class team. Our pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies spanning several therapeutic areas, and we have multiple clinical trials underway with other development candidates progressing toward the clinic. In addition, we have numerous discovery programs advancing toward development.
Moderna’s Mission: Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.
Riccardo Bosi explains on 26/02/2022 at Parliament House, Canberra, Australia , the we are very close and the dispute in Ukraine is not what the MSM are leading us to believe. This is why the Deep State is panicking. If Ukraine goes, so does their whole NWO plan.
And by the looks of things, the way Zelensky is trembling in his press conference that “it may be the last time” these EU leaders see him alive. The Russian Bear is advancing in swift and hard.
I think they will take Zelensky dead or live.
The rest of the world that attack Russia, expect aggressive military cyber attacks from the Russians and Anonymous Hackers.
They will go after these Cabal corporations for their aggressive tactics.
This is the typical Kabal move, they always hit their enemies financially so people are occupied trying to survive so they can’t counter-attack.
This is what they are betting on. But they are not smart enough to be prepared for the counterattacks by the Russians and Anonymous Hackers.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries explains how there has never been a truly safe vaccine.
Have you ever wonder why you keep on attracting the same type of people, situation, or experiences in your life. It’s because you didn’t change your consciousness.
In order to create a new reality, you have to have raise your vibration and consciousness. And you have to be able to maintain that new frequency for a period time to see a shift in your reality.
Seeing the love in every moment and every situation is the why “Consistency is Key” to any successful change.
From the Law of One
Exercise One. This is the most nearly centered and usable within your illusion complex. The moment contains love. That is the lesson/goal of this illusion or density. The exercise is to consciously seek that love in awareness and understanding distortions. The first attempt is the cornerstone. Upon this choosing rests the remainder of the life-experience of an entity. The second seeking of love within the moment begins the addition. The third seeking powers the second, the fourth powering or doubling the third. As with the previous type of empowerment, there will be some loss of power due to flaws within the seeking in the distortion of insincerity. However, the conscious statement of self to self of the desire to seek love is so central an act of will that, as before, the loss of power due to this friction is inconsequential.
Exercise Two. The universe is one being. When a mind/body/spirit complex views another mind/body/spirit complex, see the Creator. This is an helpful exercise.
Exercise Three. Gaze within a mirror. See the Creator.
Exercise Four. Gaze at the creation which lies about the mind/body/spirit complex of each entity. See the Creator.
The foundation or prerequisite of these exercises is a predilection towards what may be called meditation, contemplation, or prayer. With this attitude, these exercises can be processed. Without it, the data will not sink down into the roots of the tree of mind, thus enabling and ennobling the body and touching the spirit.
Serious side effects so far have been very rare—estimated at roughly one to 11 per 100,000 doses for some of the more serious harmful reactions identified by regulators in the most-affected age groups, according to U.S. and European government officials and researchers. They include blood clotting, nervous-system disorders and heart problems, all of which also can be caused by Covid itself.
The CDC and Wall St. Journal are both lying to you. Big time.
The truth is the vaccines are an unmitigated disaster. The most dangerous vaccines in human history. They should be immediately halted.
But the mainstream media is completely silent and totally ignored this study because it goes against the narrative.
Here’s the proof… right from the Israeli Ministry of Health
The latest proof of that comes from the Israeli Ministry of Health who did something that no government agency has ever done before: did a proactive survey of people who got the booster (instead of using a passive surveillance system like everyone else does). This is the only way to get true rate data since you know the denominator.
The reason no government ever did this before is because they knew it would show the vaccines were a disaster. So if they never looked, they can plausibly say, “we had no idea.”
Obviously, something went wrong and the government of Israel did a proactive survey, something all governments in the world should have done at the very start of the vaccination program.
For passive surveillance, you are always estimating underreporting factors.
For active surveillance, no estimates are required. You see the real data. The only thing you don’t get is death data because dead people don’t answer their phone.
In this case, 2,068 people provided answers. Could it be biased? Yup. The results at worst could be over stated by a factor of two. And even with that fudge factor it doesn’t matter because the rates are off the charts.
0.3% of people reported hospitalization as a result of the adverse event they experienced.
4.5% of respondents reported neurological problems
Nearly 10% of women under age of 54 had disruptions to their menstrual cycle
About 25% of people with pre-existing auto-immune disorders, depression or anxiety reported a worsening of their symptoms following the booster.
I have a great first-hand data point on neuro issues. I know a neurologist group with 20,000 patients. About 1,000 have new or worsened neurological issues after vaccination. So this is a 5% rate vs. the 4.5% in the study.
So that’s a quick sanity check.
More evidence of side effect rates that are off the charts
In general, early treatment protocols are the way to go. They always have been. But the CDC is never going to endorse them. Fareed and Tyson have treated 10,000 COVID cases with no deaths as long as the patients promptly showed up for treatment and took the drugs they were given. ZERO deaths. That’s why the CDC ignores it. The pandemic would be over.
Jamal Edwards is dead at 31
Have you noticed? There sure are a lot of young people dropping dead lately.
The causes of death are always murky. The vaccination status is never mentioned.
The autopsies are rarely done, and when they are done, they are typically not done by anyone who knows how to assess a vaccine death. We never hear from the embalmers either.
We just let people die and not ask any questions. Result: more people die and we simply do not want to know the cause of death.
Summary: The vaccines should be stopped now
The Israeli MOH study is just another nail in the coffin for the vaccine. It shows the vaccines are not safe and should be stopped immediately.
The Israeli MOH study confirms numerous other data points (doctor event reporting rates, VAERS, DMED, life insurance company data, telltale blood clots, huge vaccine victim Facebook groups, the Peter Schirmacher study, and a military doctor who is seeing a 1 in 100 rate of myocarditis post vaccine).
This global plandemic caused by COVID-19 has been a life transformation for humanity around the globe in unimaginable ways. The changes have been taking place so rapidly that the majority of the world’s population was caught off guard and still trying to adapt and accept this new reality. Many are hoping the pandemic will end soon so life can get back to normal, but life will never be what it once was, and that may be a good thing. The truth will set you free and it is coming out more and more each day regardless of endless censoring.
For the first time, humanity stopped dead in it’s tracks due to a small virus, a microorganism completely altered our routines and destroyed our future. But did it, that small virus exposed the corruption of our governments, corporations, media, and bureaucrats in every corner. Now it is all being exposed.
Health authorities around the world are manipulating figures in an attempt to hide from the general public that the Covid-19 injections are causing the fully vaccinated to develop Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Go to the link below.
Wag the Dog is a 1997 American political satire black comedy film. The film centers on a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer who fabricate a war in Albania to distract voters from a presidential sex scandal. Is that what Biden and corrupt media doing to do with Russia? All explained in the short video below.
‘Think Twice Before You Vaccinate Your Kids,’ Dr. Robert Malone Warns Parents on COVID-19 Shots
By Mimi Nguyen Ly and Jan Jekielek
January 9, 2022Updated: January 10, 2022
Dr. Robert Malone, a virologist and immunologist who has contributed significantly to the technology of mRNA vaccines, issued a strong caution for those who seek to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Think twice before you vaccinate your kids. Because if something bad happens, you can’t go back and say, ‘whoops, I want a do-over,’” Malone told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program in an interview, Part 1 of which premiered on Sunday.
He also said, “It is clear that parents should think twice about vaccinating their child,” adding that serious adverse events can occur and can be “so severe that it puts your child in the hospital.”
My mission is to ensure vaccine safety, make sure that children are protected, stop and/or limit the vaccine mandates, to identify and teach about lifesaving treatments for COVID-19 and other pandemics. My goal is to save lives.
Malone noted that with regard to myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, “there’s a good chance that if your child takes the vaccine, they won’t be damaged, they won’t show clinical symptoms—[but] they may have subclinical damage.”
“But the question is, do you want to take that chance with your child? Because if you draw the short straw and your child was damaged, most of these things, if not all of them, are irreversible. There is no way to fix it,” he said. “And I get these emails all the time: ‘Doctor, doctor, what can we do? This has happened.’ And that once it’s happened, there’s … you can’t go back you can’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
“They’re there as links to the VAERS database, and if you click on them, you can see the actual VAERS report that was filed by a physician saying this is what happened,” Malone said. “And you can make your own decision about whether or not you think that that’s vaccine-related. So all of those data are there.”
One page on Malone’s website points to a paper published in the Toxicology Reports journal in which authors noted, using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that normalized data on COVID-19 deaths per capita are “negligible in children,” while deaths after COVID-19 vaccination are “small, but not negligible, in children.”
“For children the chances of death from COVID-19 are negligible, but the chances of serious damage over their lifetime from the toxic inoculations are not negligible,” the authors wrote in the paper, titled “Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?”
Malone’s latest warning comes after he issued a prepared statement in mid-December 2021 aimed at parents, in which he said that with regard to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, “a viral gene will be injected into your children’s cells” that “forces your child’s body to make toxic spike proteins.”
“These proteins often cause permanent damage in children’s critical organs, including their brain and nervous system, their heart and blood vessels, including blood clots, their reproductive system, and this vaccine can trigger fundamental changes to their immune system.”
Malone is strongly opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children. He is the chief science officer and regulatory officer for The Unity Project, a movement seeking to resist COVID-19 vaccine mandates for K–12 children.
“The Unity Project’s position is one based on the logic of informed consent versus forced vaccination—that mandates should not happen,” Malone told EpochTV. “The state should not be forcing itself into the family. The decisions belong at the level of parents not at the level of the state or the school board. School boards and schools and teachers have no right to understand and seek out medical information about their students‚ that’s illegal. And yet, it’s being done all the time. And students are being bullied if they haven’t taken vaccine.”
“Mandates are illegal based on the Nuremberg Code, Helsinki Accord, the Belmont Report,” Malone said. “These continued to be unlicensed products, they’re only available through emergency use authorization … These are not licensed products, and they’re being forced on your children, and they have risks. And the media—through its censorship—and Big Tech, is blocking your ability to even learn what those risks are so you can make an informed decision for your children yourself. That is a huge crime in my mind.”
Malone said that people can join a “Defeat the Mandates” rally and march in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Jan. 23, to unite against mandatory vaccinations.
Two mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in the United States under emergency use authorization (EUA)—one from Pfizer-BioNTech and the other from Moderna.
The only COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people 16 and older is Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, which is marketed as Comirnaty. Doses are to be produced in the future, according to FDA documents.
A separate, existing supply of COVID-19 vaccines under Pfizer-BioNTech continue to be available under an updated EUA for those over 16. The FDA has also granted an EUA for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12–15 in May 2021, and for children aged 5–11 in October 2021.
California in October 2021 became the first state to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for children, followed by Louisiana in December 2021. Both states said they will only enforce the mandate if the FDA fully authorizes the vaccines for children.
The Pfizer vaccine remains the only jab against COVID-19 available for people aged under 18 in the United States. The FDA in October 2021 delayed a decision on whether to grant Moderna an EUA for its COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 17, saying it needs more time to further review the vaccine’s risk for myocarditis in this population.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Pfizer-BioNTech and the FDA for comment.
Editor’s note: This article has been adjusted to clarify that the FDA has only approved future COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech—marketed as Comirnaty.
Remember what they said
Fast forward to today
They lied, they will keep lying
2021 COVID-19 Recap: 200 Million Vaccinated, 450,000 Dead
By Petr Svab
January 3, 2022Updated: January 4, 2022
With the New Year’s Eve passing, 2021 is now the second year defined by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic and the global response to it. Compared to 2020, last year was not only deadlier, but also more complicated. Issues such as virus variants, vaccine resistance, and vaccine efficacy have come to the forefront. Mandatory vaccination went from a “conspiracy theory” to official policy in a matter of months. Increasingly prominent were also legal battles over government restrictions on the population, with approaches taken by different states further diverging.
Although 2021 started with a massive wave of COVID-19-related hospitalizations, there was also an expectation that the pandemic would soon end or at least fade into the background. Vaccination was billed as the ticket to normalcy, and initially it looked that way. By mid-June, about 180 million Americans had received at least one does of one of the approved vaccines and even states with the most authoritarian approaches, such as New York, had lifted most of their restrictions.
However, the respite was brief. In July, infections started to spike again. The CCP virus mutated into a new variant, dubbed Delta, which appeared to be less deadly, but more infectious. Vaccine uptake slowed down and Delta appeared to be somewhat more resistant to it. The solution presented by authorities was to take yet another shot of the vaccine—a “booster.”
The virus also showed signs of seasonality. In the winter, it pummeled the northeast, but not so much the south. In the summer, the situation seemed to reverse.
In August, President Joe Biden, plagued at the time by what was widely panned as a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, announced a major policy shift—mandatory vaccination for government workers, contractors, and even private employers with over 100 employees. Just months earlier, the administration was dismissing the idea of vaccine mandates. Any suggestion that the government may force people to take the novel vaccine, still in the process of long-term clinical trials, was even ridiculed by some as a “conspiracy theory.”
Soon after Biden’s announcement, some Democrat-heavy states and localities followed with various mandates of their own, with New York City spearheading the effort. Bit by bit, New York had mandated the shot for government workers, private school staff, most indoor establishment workers, and even patrons of gyms, entertainment venues, and restaurants. To see a movie, exercise, or eat indoors, a New Yorker now must show proof of “full” vaccination, which for now does not include boosters, as well as photo ID. Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio also added a mandate for all private employers and the state mandated the vaccine for all health care workers.
Legal challenges to the mandates have been a mixed bag of failures and partial victories. Oftentimes, courts would block the mandate only to later allow it to go into effect. Challenges to Biden’s mandate for private employers are expected to be heard by the Supreme Court.
Another phenomenon associated with Delta was an increase in severe illness and even deaths among children. While in 2020, about 0.05 percent of all COVID-19 deaths were children, the number rose to 0.1 percent in 2021, according to CDC, making for a total of 678 deaths associated with COVID-19. For comparison, the agency recorded 358 pediatric deaths during the 2009-2010 flu pandemic.
With the winter approaching, about 50 million Americans got booster shots. If that was to give them a sense of security, however, it would be short-lived. Out of South Africa emerged a yet new variant capable of wide spread, named Omicron. There are indications that vaccines and to a lesser extent natural immunity acquired through previous infection only provide limited resistance to Omicron. On the other hand, the variant appears to be yet more infectious, but again, less lethal than Delta, with reports of much milder symptoms and far fewer deaths worldwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Omicron comprised about half of COVID-19 infections in the week ending Dec. 25. Those are modeled projections, though, as data from its variant surveillance system lags about three weeks.
Omicron or not, hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 have surged in the northeast. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul responded by again requiring people to wear masks in indoor establishments, regardless of vaccination.
Republican-led states have generally gone in the opposite direction, not only refraining from mandates, but sometimes even outlawing them. Florida went as far as expressly prohibiting local governments and school districts from imposing mask and vaccine mandates on their staff or in their facilities. The state, led by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, also restricted private businesses from imposing vaccine requirements by carving out a number of exemptions, including for health concerns and prior infection. Florida legislature even authorized the state to ditch federal Occupation and Safety Hazard Agency (OSHA) and create its own to preempt Biden’s vaccine mandate, which OSHA should enforce.
Last year has also been marked by a number of revelations regarding what appears to be a lack of candor on part of a number of experts and public officials.
A series of documents released under Freedom of Information requests showed that a group of experts, including NIH head Anthony Fauci, coordinated efforts to discredit the theory that the virus originally escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. The evidence, in fact, appears to lean in that direction. But Fauci et al. have a personal stake in hiding those indices as they were involved in financing or conducting dangerous “gain-of-function” experiments with coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci explicitly denied to Congress his NIH funded such research, only for a growing stack of evidence to indicate otherwise.
The information tug-of-war around potential therapeutics expanded last year. In addition to hydroxychloroquine, some doctors also tried off-label prescriptions of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin. In one episode, popular talk show host Joe Rogan was both praised and vilified for taking Ivermectin upon announcing he tested positive for the virus. He then invited CNN’s Sanja Gupta on his show and criticized his network for claiming he took a “horse de-wormer,” when in fact he took the human formulation of the drug as prescribed by his physician.
Study results on both hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin remain mixed. Some show improved results in patients under certain circumstances, while others do not.
Conversations regarding the vaccines’ safety also morphed. After initial claims of no serious side effects, authorities have gradually shifted toward acknowledgement that some serious side effects, such as myocarditis, do occur.
The Biden administration’s handling of the pandemic has been mixed. The administration managed a smooth rollout of the vaccines, but after the initial wave, the uptake has since slowed down. Gallup reported in November that the percentage of adults who are or plan to get vaccinated plateaued at 80 percent. By Dec. 30, over 205 million people were “fully” vaccinated, meaning 2 shots of the vaccines that require them. Over 68 million got boosters as well, leaving about 23 percent of the adult population.
A December poll by the Trafalgar Group found that a large majority of American likely voters opposed new mandates and restrictions, regardless of new variants (pdf).
After months of promises to tackle the pandemic, Biden recently conceded that there’s “no federal solution” to it. The year concluded with over 450,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 and over 33 million detected infections. That’s up 27 percent and 67 percent respectively from the year before.
BREAKING: CBS Whistleblower GOES PUBLIC, Exposes Internal Diversity & Inclusion Training “I challenge you [journalists] to stop thinking in terms of objective journalism…that’s not really feasible anymore…”
God gave you an immune system better than any manmade jab.
While excavating in the Khao Khanap Nam Cave in Thailand, an archaeological team unearthed a skeleton of a being who was most likely a male and measured 5 or possibly 6 meters (16 -19 ft). Next to the skeletons were the remains of a giant serpent.
NEW – FBI: Iranian nationals charged with interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.