19 November, 2021
Some links dealing with the risk COVID poses to children.
Overall, school-aged children have a COVID recovery rate of 99.997%—better than their mortality risk from the seasonal flu. This one fact alone should make it clear to everyone that our kids are generally safe. As long as they don’t have any pre-existing conditions that make them more likely to have severe problems with COVID, their risk is minimal.
In fact, when it comes to COVID, age has more impact on one’s risk of dying than vaccination. According to a recent study from the UK, unvaccinated children are safer from COVID than even vaccinated adults of any age.
COVID-19 isn’t nearly as deadly to children as other past viruses that didn’t prompt power-hungry Democrats to impose mandates on kids to keep them out of public places.
“Swine flu, for example, resulted in roughly 19.5 million infections in children between the ages of 0-17 from April 2009-2010, causing 1,282 deaths,” notes the Foundation for Economic Education. “This means it had an infection fatality rate of 0.0066 percent.”
What about COVID, you ask? “COVID-19, on the other hand, resulted in nearly 27 million infections in children between February 2020 and May 2021, causing 332 deaths. This means COVID had an infection fatality ratio of 0.0012 percent.”
This means that the swine flu’s fatality rate for children was more than five times higher than COVID-19. “Put another way, the 1,282 lives swine flu claimed in that single year is nearly double the 645 COVID deaths among U.S. children during the entire pandemic.”
17 November, 2021
A Scoping Review of the Pathophysiology of COVID-19 (Marik, et al)
NOTE: A ‘scoping’ review is a detailed review of a issue of interest but that is bounded by a scope. In this case, the review restricts (aka scopes) the content of the paper to three aspects of the COVID-19 pathophysiology:
Pulmonary damage due to the inflammation attendent with MAS.
Systemic Endotheliatis with typical early pulmonary involvements.
Mast cell degranulation and its attendent hyper-inflammatory state.
Well worth your read if you are a medical professional.
15 November, 2021
Florida COVID Summit Talks (International Alliance of Physicians)
Why are Covid cases spiking (Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.)
13 November, 2021
Dr. Scott Atlas unloads on Fauci, Birx, Redfield in forthcoming memoir: ‘I was disgusted’ (Fox News)
The FDA is Holding Up Potentially Life-Saving COVID Treatments (Foundation for Economic Education)
UPDATE: To be fair, if highly effective treatments are available, the case for mass vaccination collapses.
11 November, 2021
Minnesota governor falsifies COVID-19 deaths to justify shutdown (John Hinderaker, Powerline)
To date, 182 million people have been fully vaccinated in the U.S by one of three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J). The latest studies show that these three vaccines have been remarkably effective in reducing the mortality from the Corona virus. However, until now few studies have addressed the question of what effect, if any, have these vaccines had on non-COVID-19 mortality. To answer this question, a new study just released by the CDC addresses this question explicitly. As described in the study, the authors write,
“Although deaths after COVID-19 vaccination have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, few studies have been conducted to evaluate mortality not associated with COVID-19 among vaccinated and unvaccinated groups.”
To this end, the researchers studied 11 million patient records from seven health-care organizations for the period between December 14, 2020 and July 31, 2021. The findings was very clear. The authors state:
In a cohort of 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccinees and 4.6 million demographicallysimilar unvaccinated persons, recipients [of the COVID-19 vaccines] had lower non-COVID-19 mortality risk than did the unvaccinated comparison groups.
So, this study answers the question, is there an increase in mortality that is missed associeated with these vaccines? Asked another way, are these vaccines associated with non-COVID-19 deaths that we are not observing?
Here Are the Arguments That Persuaded the 5th Circuit To Block OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers (Jacob Sullum, Reason)
CDC’s Director Implies That Face Masks Are More Effective Than Vaccines at Preventing COVID-19 Infection (Jacob Sullum, Reason)
This is one of the more absurd studies claiming ostensible support for masking. I remarked as much on this to my daughter-in-law when she brought this study to my attention. Mr. Sullum, the author, rightly points out that the investigators DID NOT measure infectivity. They measure the ability of masks to filter expiration droplets.
She is yet another bureaucrat physician whose authority has vanquished her ability to think critically. Anthony Fauci is, of course, the quintessential example of this phenomenon.
Getting Through the Next Six Months of COVID (Thomas T. Siler, MD, American Thinker)
When Will The CDC Correct Its COVID Death-Counts, As Italy Just Did (Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge)
Whether (1) vaccinations and/or (2) mask-wearing should be mandated are political questions. Rephrased as scientific questions
For a given population, do mandatory vaccination and mandatory mask policies reduce the pathological consequences of SARS-Cov-2 infection over that of voluntary policies?
As a general rule, the latest science supports neither of these two policies.
8 November, 2021
The Pharmacodynamics of Ivermectin and Pfizer’s PAXLOVID. See this video
30 October, 2021
I-MASK+ Prevention & Early Outpatient Treatment Protocol for COVID-19 and the related MATH+ Hospital Treatment Protocol for COVID-19
27 October, 2021
Masks! – Clearing Up the Confusion (Pierre Kory)
The link below is from Kory’s article above and addresses why masks are not effective prophylactically (the spread of the virus is principally via aerosolized droplets hundres to thousands of times smaller that the best commercial masks).
Airborne Transmission of SARS-Cov-2 (Morawska and Milton, Clinical Infectous Diseases, 6 July, 2020)