THE PANDEMIC WARNING

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—  THE FOURTH WAVE — DELTA WARNING  — 

—  A FIFTH WAVE IN EUROPE  —  

Conspiratorialists are people who inspire themselves, ( mental masterbation) and try to convert others and spend their time regurgitating truthful, intelligent, certifiable, good knowledge and replacing them by creating  Rumors, Lies, Apocalyptic Theories and an overdose of Bullsh*t and those who believe them are getting sick and / or passing.  This is not acceptable.

They should be treated the same as Pedophilia, registered them as Conspirator Offenders, arrest them and a finger chopped off with every post they make that affects someone.   Pedophilliacs, my solutions are very simple let them be sterilized with a machete.  In the old days a branding iron with the letter  P”  on the forehead would suffice.

It is time for some hard lines as we are facing another national crisis caused by a virus with no political beliefs, no religious beliefs, authored stupid friendly commentary, social media distortions,  party affiliations and the spore thrives on ignorance and stupidity.   The DELTA version morph has a velcro type exterior that clings better to new exposures and affects children as well as adults.   And just when we think we are out of the woods, OMICRON rears its ugly head.

Supported by lies and false news, theories , social media clowns, conspiratorialists, mostly (94%) Reptilians are killing Americans.  The old GOP Republicans Grey heads doing nothing but obstruct.  Those who have not been vaccinated are not only a threat to themselves but their loved ones.


—  NEW RULE NEEDED NOW —
 

If you are one of those idiots with no vaccinations —  and with no legitimate reason, you get no sympathy from me for your support with free medication, nor free hospitalization in our overloaded systems endangering others.  You might have a strain the hospital is not ready for, you already may be a carrier, and if you are that stupid, to deny science,  your demise will not bother me.  If this sounds cruel, think of someone you might have killed with your stupidity.


 

“ OMICRON” 

—  Warning:  —12/02/2021  — 

—  A Heavily Mutated Covid Variant Emerges In S. Africa  —  

—  Might BE A NEW WAVE Displacing or Running Current With Delta — 

  • The US has joined a growing number of countries that have confirmed cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The US' first case was detected in California in a person who traveled from South Africa.
  • Japan has canceled a ban on new reservations for inbound international flights.
  • The UN Secretary General said travel bans imposed on southern African countries over Omicron fears are "unacceptable," likening the restrictions to apartheid.  (Really with five million dead do we take chances) 
  • There is still a lot we don't know about Omicron, but Israel's health minister said there are "indications" people who received a vaccine booster are "protected" against the variant.
  • Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is concerned the Omicron coronavirus variant will exacerbate pressure on the already stressed-out global supply chain.  "It's way too soon to tell. But I do worry, because we know people are afraid to go to work," Raimondo told CNN during an interview at her Washington office.   Raimondo pointed to the shortage of workers impacting a range of businesses in the United States.
    • "Some portion of that is people are afraid to go to work," Raimondo said. "In manufacturing facilities, people work in person, close together. And there have been outbreaks. We've had problems in places where people work close.
    • Omicron and the Fed might finally kill this bull market  — Outbreaks from the Delta variant worsened supply chain turmoil earlier this year, causing computer chip and other factories to shut down, especially in Asia. 
    • "It's too soon to tell, but I do think it's real — not just because of the outbreaks, but because of people's fears to show up. It's massively disruptive," Raimondo said. 
    • "I can't say enough times: Get vaccinated. If everybody would get vaccinated, it would help enormously," Raimondo said. "I'd be less worried if 95% of Americans were vaccinated, because it takes the guesswork out of it.
    • The Commerce Secretary conceded this is a global issue due to the intricate nature of supply chains, meaning outbreaks on the other side of the globe can cause higher prices and layoffs for US workers. For instance, new car prices spiked in October by the most since the 1970s because automakers couldn't get all the computer chips they need to build cars. 


Supply Shock At The Heart Of Inflation  —  During a hearing on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that officials were surprised by the extent and impact of supply bottlenecks sparked by Covid.

"What we missed about inflation is that we didn't predict the supply-side problems," Powell said, adding that those disruptions are unusual, non-linear and difficult to forecast.  Raimondo agreed with Powell's comments.  "It's complex. That means it's very hard to solve quickly," Raimondo said. "All the different ways it's gone wrong: raw materials, labor, logistics, increased demand."

Although supply chains remain under stress, Biden officials have highlighted recent glimmers of hope.  In a blog post this week, the White House pointed out that the number of container ships stuck on docks for nine days or more has declined by 41% since November 1, falling to 75,000. And on-the-shelf availability stands at 90%, down just one percentage point from February 2020, according to market research company IRI. 

Omicron is "the variant we were fearing," French expert says  —  Omicron is the coronavirus "variant we were fearing," a French health expert said Thursday.    Speaking to CNN affiliate BFMTV, Jean-François Delfraissy, head of France's Scientific Council, said the new variant's 30 new mutations in the spike protein — the part of the virus targeted by vaccines — were a cause for concern.

Omicron “arrived from nowhere,” Delfraissy said, adding that the new strain was not an evolution of the Delta variant, which was responsible for the fifth Covid-19 wave in Europe.   “The real enemy, it's the fifth wave with the Delta variant,” he said.   Delfraissy said that while Omicron was spreading quickly, “Christmas is not in danger,” and “the response to Delta and Omicron is the same: booster shots.


What Do We ReallY Know  — 

  • We don't know much about Omicron yet: The world has a lot to learn about the new variant before any decision can be made on how to address it, Fauci said. The single Omicron case detected in the United States so far “doesn’t really tell you much at all,” he added. “It's only a single person. You really can’t make a broad general statement or an extrapolation for what would go on with unvaccinated people or people who were boosted,” Fauci said. “So there’s a lot more to be learned.”
  • Fauci says people should get vaccinated: Americans should not lose sight of the dangers of the Delta variant even as Omicron dominates headlines, Fauci said. "We still have 99.9% of the isolates are Delta, and we know what we can do with Delta," he said. "We have, within our capability, to block it by getting the people who are unvaccinated vaccinated." Americans should also take other precautions — including wearing masks — as colder weather settles on much of the country, Fauci added.
  • It's still safe to travel: Despite the emergence of Omicron, Americans can still travel safely, Fauci said. He added he would not suggest anything different from previous safety recommendations. "We just have a problem that's identifiable now, and just as I said, and I'll say it again, if you have a vaccinated situation, your family's vaccinated, enjoy the holidays, indoor with your family in a family setting," he said.
  • Moderna president's vaccine hopes: Dr. Stephen Hoge, president of Moderna, expressed hope the pharmaceutical company's Covid-19 vaccine would deliver the "highest efficacy" against the Omicron variant. "Our hope, at least in Moderna, is that we're going to continue to see the highest efficacy overall and continue to see the boosters push that even higher," he said. However, he also acknowledged it is likely the current vaccines could be less effective against Omicron.
  • It's still not clear if people will need a yearly booster: It's too early to tell whether people will need to receive a Covid-19 vaccine each year to protect against infection, Fauci said. “The honest answer is we don't know what's going to be required,” he said. “I hope we get a durability of protection from the boost that we won't have to be chasing all the time against the new variant but that just remains to be seen.”
  • The OMICRON variant known as B.1.1.529 has been detected in South Africa, WHO officials said.
  • South African scientist Tulio de Oliveira said  that the variant contains more than 30 mutations to the spike protein, the component of the virus that binds to cells.  He said the variant contains a “unique constellation” of more than 30 mutations to the spike protein, the component of the virus that binds to cells. This is significantly more than those of the Delta variant. That has a total of fifty of these receptors.  Many of these mutations are linked to increased antibody resistance, which may affect how the virus behaves with regard to vaccines, treatments and transmissibility, health officials have said
  • In total, de Oliveira said the variant contains around 50 mutations. The receptor binding domain (the part of the virus that first makes contact with cells) has 10 mutations, far greater than just two for the delta Covid variant, which spread rapidly earlier this year to become the dominant strain worldwide.  This level of mutation means it’s possible that it came from a single patient who could not clear the virus, giving it the chance to genetically evolve. The same hypothesis was proposed for the alpha Covid variant.


‘Most Significant Variant’ To Date  —  Errata  —  

The U.K. Health Security Agency is investigating the variant, which Health Secretary Sajid Javid said is “potentially concerning.” No cases have yet been identified in the U.K., and Javid emphasized that although more data is needed at this early stage, the government had opted to take precautions.

  • “This is the most significant variant we have encountered to date and urgent research is underway to learn more about its transmissibility, severity and vaccine-susceptibility,” said U.K. HSA Chief Executive Jenny Harries.
  • Israel has also barred travel to several southern African nations over the new variant, as well as Singapore and several other nations. Israel has reported one case of the new variant in a traveler returning from Malawi. 
  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with health experts on Friday to discuss the country’s response, which could reportedly include declaring a state of emergency.
  • “It looks like this particular variant has a very concerning sets of mutations especially in the spike protein, which is needed for its transmission properties as well as its protection against the vaccines, so based on the genetic information we are quite concerned about it.
  • “We still have a lot more to learn about the situation in South Africa and all the efforts should now be not only in South Africa, but countries in the southern African region, to ensure that they get a full picture of this virus.”
  • However, Francois Balloux, an epidemiologist and director of University College London’s Genetics Institute, told the BBC on Friday that the early discovery of the variant could render it easier to contain.
  • Balloux added that even if B.1.1.529 is more transmissible than previous variants, it would not “bring us to square one” in the effort to contain the virus. He suggested that it should be seen an irritating setback rather than a rebirth of the pandemic.
  • Spread Not Yet Known  — The first genomes of the new variant were uploaded to the international GISAID database on Nov. 22, but genomes have now been uploaded from South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel, with the extent of the spread not yet known.
  • Cases have been concentrated so far in Gauteng, South Africa’s most populated region and home to almost 16 million people, South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said during Thursday’s briefing.
  • The two cases in Hong Kong were identified in a quarantine hotel, with one person who traveled from South Africa suspected to have passed the virus on to a person in a neighboring room.
  • The new development comes as cases of Covid-19, mostly the older delta variant, surge around the world heading into the winter months. Multiple countries in Europe, in particular, have seen record spikes, and have implemented strict containment measures.


CNBC Health & Science — GERMANY  —  Germany considers a full Covid lockdown and mandatory vaccines — Germany’s health minister issued a stark warning to the country’s public on Monday, telling them that vaccination was the key to their survival.

  • Outgoing Chancellor Merkel has called on Germany’s federal states to decide upon tougher measures and another lockdown is a possibility.  “Some would say this is cynical but probably by the end of this winter, pretty much everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, recovered or dead ... That’s the reality,” Jens Spahn told a press conference in Berlin on Monday.  Blaming “the very contagious delta variant” for the country’s rapid surge in infections, which is seen as its fourth wave of the pandemic, Spahn said “that is why we so urgently recommend vaccination.”
  • Germany is considering whether to implement stricter Covid-19 measures and even a partial lockdown like its neighbor, the Netherlands, as cases soar. On Monday, more than 30,000 new cases were recorded, according to the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases.
  • William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, told CNBC Friday that suggestions that the variant could be more transmissible than delta, and that it could evade vaccine protections, meant it is “a matter of some serious concern.”
  • “The Delta variant is already extraordinarily transmissible. It is really difficult to think of another virus that is more transmissible,” Schaffner told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.”   “If we have another Covid strain that can spread even more readily than Delta, that would pose a challenge to all of us around the world, because when Delta arrived this summer, it changed the game.”


ANTI-VAXERS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE

Freedom Of Speech — is one thing but conspiracies and mis-informants have to be dealt with humanly but severely.  Many are Radio shock jocks, unfortunately for them they got COVID and died.

God has a unique way of handling things  — I have no compassion for the deaths of these mentioned radio hosts as they by virtue of their blowhard, bullsh*t, unscientific, screwball conspiracy theories, caused simple-minded idiots to not vaccinate.  

God listened —  And the Messiah of Mixed-Up-Messaging was our former President  Donald J. T-RUMP,   Scumbag Emeritus but not dead yet… soon hopefully… as a care-giver and volunteer responder, I have seen enough… of his lies and others, as we approach 764,000 lost lives through his personal stupidity —  


Radio Show Hosts  and Fake TeleEvangelists —  Poster Children For Ignorant Death  — Four conservative radio talk-show hosts bashed coronavirus vaccines.  Then they got sick  —   Anti-vaccinations have been around for sometime, Marc Bernier, left, interviewing Karl Rove ( another big mouth Reptilian jerk-off ) in 2006, proclaimed himself on his radio show to be “Mr. Anti-Vax.” 

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💀  Marc Bernier was adamant: He was not going to get a coronavirus vaccination.  “I’m Mr. Anti-Vax,” he told listeners of his talk-radio program in Daytona Beach, Fla., after the federal government provisionally approved the first vaccines in December. 

He later declared that the government was “acting like Nazis” in urging people to get vaccinated. And he was a T-Rump supporter? Now there’s a real Nazi.

But in early August, WNDB, On a Saturday, the station said that Bernier had died.  He succumbed to Covid-19 in less than a week.

Lucifer Mestopheles welcomed him and the others who were deniers and as soon as T-RUMP arrives they’ll play on the new Golf course which features lava pits instead of sand traps and water hazards filled with Caiman… but deniers are like the common cold they indiscriminently spread lies and people catch on, even other Radio Show Jocks  Those who bullsh*t for radio ratings do not recognize the danger they put people into.  God was not impressed. They are dead by COVID.

💀There was also Phil Valentine, 61, a popular talk show host in Tennessee.

💀Jimmy DeYoung, 81, a nationally syndicated Christian preacher also based in Tennessee,  Lucifer liked him  —  

💀Dick Farrel, 65, who had worked for stations in Miami and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as for the conservative Newsmax TV channel.  ( Newsmax makes FOX fake news look like beginners, Newsmax has better bullshitters) 

  • All four men had publicly coached their opposition to mainstream public health efforts in the typically hyperbolic and sometimes paranoid rhetoric of conservative talk radio.    Farrel, for example, called coronavirus mitigation efforts “a scam-demic” and described the government’s top infectious-disease expert, Anthony S. Fauci, as “a power-tripping, lying freak.” 
  • At one point earlier this year, DeYoung, host of the “Prophecy Today” program, asked a guest whether the vaccine rollout could be “another form of government control of the people.”
  • Valentine’s sentiments took the form of a song parody — a format that had also been a favorite of the late talk-radio titan Rush Limbaugh. Valentine’s tune was called “Vaxman,” based on the Beatles’ “Taxman.”

Phil Valentine Wrote

Let me tell you how it will be, And I don’t care if you agree,
‘Cause I’m the Vaxman, Yeah, I’m the Vaxman.
If you don’t like me coming ’round, Be thankful I don’t hold you down . . .



Lucifer Mestopheles Wrote A Second Verse For Phil

I never got the shots but did get the germ, I should have 
listened and lived full term   

My life has ended and for things I said,
I deserved what I got when I landed
in Purgatory and realized I was dead — 

I saw all those who listened to me and balked at the shots, they too were pale, 
not vaccinated, downtrodden and now are have-nots  —  
I'm not in a nice place for this is where the worst go, 
those whose lies hurt others, hopefully you’ll never know  — 

Let me tell you how it goes,
things get hot down here in hell,  it rarely snows,
Its not so much fun very humid, and I see lots of people like me, 
Pale ghost white, ashen,dead as can be…

I was a greedy jock who lied for ratings and to feed the dumb masses, 
Four of Four Anti-Vaxer Radio Jocks all died from Covid, what asses.

And God gave us a free ride in an elevator — 
  
 Marked No Returns “ —  Basement Floor - 666 Only 
I fear being 
oft depressed and lonely…


💀  Christian Television Founder Marcus Lamb, Anti-Vaxer, Dies, Covid-19

Prominent Christian Televangelist and ANTI-VACCINE advocate Marcus Lamb died after being hospitalized with Covid-19, his family announced Tuesday.  

Lamb founded Christian television network Daystar Television Network in 1997.   His wife Joni Lamb, announced the televangelist's death on Daystar's program streamed to Facebook Tuesday. She said her husband had diabetes but was healthy and was hospitalized after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

"He never talked about that, but he had diabetes, but he kept it in check. He was very healthy, he ate healthy, he kept his weight down, and always kept his sugar at a good level. But with trying to treat Covid and the pneumonia, the different protocols that are used, including many of the protocols we talked about here on Daystar, and we used those, and I used them and breezed through Covid.

Marcus Lamb often spoke out against the Covid-19 vaccines on his show.  In an episode earlier this year featuring anti-vaccine activists Robert F. Kennedy Jr.and Del Bigtree.

 Lamb said the Covid-19 vaccine was "not really a vaccine," but an "an experimental shot" that was “ dangerous. Marcus Lamb alleged that people were dying or having neurological disorders from the vaccine,”  Lies.

Marcus Lamb's son, Jonathan Lamb, described his father's Covid-19 diagnosis as a "spiritual attack from the enemy" as he hosted the show on November 23. "There's no doubt in my mind that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy.  

SIDEBAR:   Dear Jonathan:    What frickin enemy? Oh, I get it, the enemy is the bogeyman and stupidity from your thoughts, programs, statements.  May your dad rest in peace and may his words burn in hell together with the other false ordained religious frauds like Donald T-Rump who claimed to be saved along with Hitler, Mussolini, Duarte, Hirohito and the other televangelists of the Prosperity Theology Coalition who steal from all with “ seed faith”  that never gets past their garden. 

You have spoken like a true follower of crap. You Ignore science, you babel bablification, and thus praise the bogey man, anti-vaxers die, Lucifer loves fakes, liars and babel bullshitters  — and calls the shots for those who lie. GOD does not support liars, fakes, frauds and users — Where is your next stop?

Ask yourself,  “ What did you really do for your fellow man, because thats what God will ask you if you really make it there” .


💀  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — Influential Idiot — 

Three members of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family are forcefully denouncing his anti-vaccine views, arguing that the lifelong Democrat “is part of a misinformation campaign that’s having heartbreaking — and deadly — consequences.”

Kennedy, the son of late presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, is one of the more notable anti-vaccine activists. He wrote a book in 2014 about mercury in vaccines and lobbied Congress to give parents exemptions from state requirements for vaccinating their children.

Across the United States, 764 cases of measles have been reported since January 1, according to the latest numbers shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “These tragic numbers are caused by the growing fear and mistrust of vaccines — amplified by internet doomsayers,” the three members of Kennedy Jr.’s family wrote. 

They argued that Kennedy Jr. “helped to spread dangerous misinformation over social media and is complicit in sowing distrust of the science behind vaccines.”  While affirming their love for Kennedy Jr., the three family members said he’s “wrong” on vaccines and his work against vaccines is “having heartbreaking consequences.”

“We are proud of the history of our family as advocates of public health and promoters of immunization campaigns to bring life-saving vaccines to the poorest and most remote corners of America and the world, where children are the least likely to receive their full course of vaccinations. On this issue, Bobby is an outlier in the Kennedy family,” they said.

Kennedy, who chairs the Children’s Health Defense, a nonprofit group that expresses skepticism about the health benefits of vaccines, insisted in a statement that he’s not “anti vaccines” — but stressed that he wants “safe vaccines with robust safety testing” and doesn’t believe “we should be forcing pharmaceutical products on unwilling American citizens without understanding the downside risks.”

SIDEBAR:  If we waited for T-RUMP and anti-vaxers to come up with vaccines ,half the world would probably be dead by now.


PAY ATTENTION TO TRUTH NOT LIES

“ Truth Is Music To My Ears” 

♬  Note: Covid Warning  And Masks —  I still wear a mask since people congregating are in stores, no masks coughing and hacking from a myriad of personal germ based illnesses, sources, COVID and Variants,  and warnings about a severe  flu startups this season, need I say more  —   No mask, you are simply lazy and stupid.

♬  Note: I live in Florida, enough said. allergies, plants and trees blooming,  transients, visitors, immigrants, perverts and crooks, people sweating, high humidity, the flu, Hep-A and B epidemics, non-bathers, a particularly dumb ignorant political hack for Governor who dislikes masks and is a T-RUMP brain-washed toad load of sh*t taking money from schools who have a mask mandate, and you ask or question me about wearing a mask? 

♬  Note: No Vaccine, You Are A Level Five Moron  —  Because if you croak,  who cares,  but who will you infect by your ignorance and reliance on mis-information.  I do not coddle dumb people, who think Pro Wrestling  ( The WWE House of Steroids For Moron Watchers) is real and the Tooth Fairy recently pays bigger dividends this year…  

♬  Note:  And if you give money to a TV preacher God will give you back ten times the amount.  We checked with the IRS and the Federal Banking Exchange and we were told God does not have any accounts.  

♬  Note:  Level Five Morons are so stupid they are lucky they remember to breath.

♬  Note:  Education is the only cure for stupidity… and almost or more than half of our schools are failing.  And we have some failing ignorant dumb-ass parents of these kids.

♬  Note:  On the subject of dumb-asses, Governor Herr Von DeSantis known locally as the biggest Frickin Idiot the State has seen says the share of pediatric hospitalizations is still between 1.1% and 1.4% in the state, which is how it has behaved throughout the pandemic. Our governor is an acclaimed idiot .  
His lie:   “There’s been no change in the proportion of pediatric patients who are COVID positive,” he said. “Obviously we have more people that are COVID positive in hospitals than we did six weeks ago, so the raw numbers are increasing for everybody.”  Especially in Florida you idiot.

♬  Note:  West Virginia Governor JIM JUSTICE Speaks Out —   For the last two weeks or so, I have been carrying around an anger bordering on rage regarding the chunk of Americans eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine who continue to refuse it.  It's worth quoting at length: "For god's sake's a-living', how difficult is this to understand? Why in the world do we have to come up with these crazy ideas -- and they're crazy ideas —   The winner of the week crazy excuse  —
“ That the vaccine's got something in it , like a tracer and it's tracing people wherever they go".   And the same very people who are saying that are carrying their cell phones around.



—  PUBLIC ENEMIES NUMBER ONE  —  


The Lying Fake Doctor Quacks

👺The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online  —  

Dr. Joseph Mercola

I know “ Mercola”  sounds a lot like “ Dr. Mengele", the notorious sadist experimenter of the Hitler NAZI regime during the second world war.   The world really did not need either of these two.   The article that appeared online on Feb. 9 began with a seemingly innocuous question about the legal definition of vaccinesThen over its next 3,400 words, it declared coronavirus vaccines were “a medical fraud” and said the injections did not prevent infections, provide immunity or stop transmission of the disease.

Instead, the article claimed, the shots “alter your genetic coding, turning you into a viral protein factory that has no off-switch.”  Its assertions were easily disprovable. No matter. Over the next few hours, the article was translated from English into Spanish and Polish. It appeared on dozens of blogs and was picked up by anti-vaccination activists, who repeated the false claims online. The article also made its way to Facebook, where it reached 400,000 people, according to data from CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned tool.

The entire effort traced back to one person:  Joseph Mercola.  Dr. Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. But most recently, he has become the chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online, according to researchers.   

“He has been given new life by social media, which he exploits skillfully and ruthlessly to bring people into his thrall,” said Imran Ahmed, director of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which studies misinformation and hate speech. Its “Disinformation Dozen” report has been cited in congressional hearings and the White House.

Facebook said it has labeled many of Dr. Mercola’s posts as false, banned advertising on his main page and removed some of his pages after they violated its policies. Twitter said it has also taken down some of Dr. Mercola’s posts and labeled others. YouTube said Dr. Mercola was not part of a program from which he can make money from ads on his videos.

The Federal Trade Commission brought false-advertising claims against Dr. Mercola in 2017 based on the health claims about tanning beds. He settled and sent $2.95 million in refunds to customers who bought the tanning beds.

He helped found the non-profit environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance in 1999 and has served as the president of its board.    Erin Elizabeth, the founder of the website Health Nut News, who is also Dr. Mercola’s girlfriend.  “Mercola is the pioneer of the anti-vaccine movement,” said Kolina Koltai, a researcher at the University of Washington who studies online conspiracy theories. “He’s a master of capitalizing on periods of uncertainty, like the pandemic, to grow his movement.”

In an email, Ms. Elizabeth said she was “shocked to have been targeted as one of the 12” in the “Disinformation Dozen” and called it a “witch hunt.”    When the coronavirus hit last year, Dr. Mercola jumped on the news, with posts questioning the origins of the disease. In December, he used a study that examined mask-wearing by doctors to argue that masks did not stop the spread of the virus. 

An internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens, Dr. Mercola has published over 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on Covid-19 vaccines since the pandemic began, reaching a far larger audience than other vaccine skeptics, an analysis by The New York Times found. His claims have been widely echoed on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Dr. Simone Gold — The Lying Bitch With A Mouthy Twitch  —  Con, Liar — 
Last month, Dr. Simone Gold stood before a crowd at a conservative church in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and delivered a talk riddled with misinformation. She told people to avoid vaccination against the coronavirus. As an alternative, she pushed drugs that have not been proven effective at treating COVID-19 — drugs that she also offered to prescribe to the audience in exchange for $90 telehealth appointments.

"Don't text me when you've gotten a positive test; I don't want to hear it," she said to the gathering. "I've told you ahead of time to get the medicines. It can take a week because we're so swamped."

Almost everything Gold said in her 45-minute talk was contrary to the best science and medical standards of care for treating COVID-19. But there was one thing she said that was at least partially true: "I am an emergency physician."

NPR found that Gold's emergency medicine certification lapsed in December of last year, but she still is, as she claims, a licensed physician in the state of California (her license lists her professional address as a UPS shipping store in Beverly Hills).

Simone Gold's board certification in emergency medicine (listed under her maiden name of Tizes) expired in December of last year, but she still has a license to practice medicine.

Despite more than a year spent spreading misinformation about a pandemic that has killed more than 675,000 Americans, she has what might be considered a professional clean bill of health with no complaints, disciplinary actions or malpractice lawsuits on her record. The California Medical Board, which oversees her license, told NPR it expects doctors to "follow the standard of care when treating patients at all times." But the medical board declined to say whether it was investigating Gold, citing reasons of confidentiality.

Bottom Line: — She is a frickin idiot!


THE UNVACCINATED DEATH-ERS

ICUS Are Packed With Sick, Unvaccinated Republican People  —  

"There are outliers out there who are preaching nonsense," says Dr. Kendall McKenzie, the chair of the department of emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. While Gold has been giving talks to packed audiences, McKenzie has been dealing with packed ICUs filled with sick, unvaccinated people. 

He says he sees patients every day being influenced by the kind of misinformation that Gold and others are promoting.  "What it's doing is filling up my emergency department with intubated patients and ultimately leading to deaths," he says. This is reprehensible.

Who are the Unvaccinated?  Young, less Educated, Republicans, People of Color, Uninsurable,  Unvaccinated adults are significantly younger, with 29% of those in the group falling in the 18-29 year old range compared to 17% of those in the vaccinated group. In addition, a smaller share of unvaccinated adults are 65 and older (9%) than the vaccinated group (28%). 

Over the next few weeks we will better know whether these age differences are due to vaccine access or to actual different vaccine intentions among younger adults.  There are strong partisan differences in vaccine intentions with almost half (49%) of unvaccinated adults identifying as Republicans or Republican-leaning independents, compared to three in ten (31%) vaccinated adults. 

Compared to vaccinated adults, smaller shares of White adults are unvaccinated, with no significant differences for Black and Hispanic adults on whether they have received at least one-dose so far, despite Black and Hispanic adults lagging in vaccination rates compared to Whites.   Around two-thirds (64%) of vaccinated adults are White, compared to 56% of unvaccinated adults. 

Americans with lower levels of education make up a larger share of the unvaccinated population than the vaccinated one, with 46% of unvaccinated adults holding a high school degree or less compared to 34% of vaccinated adults.  Vaccinated Americans are twice as likely as unvaccinated to have a college degree or higher (38% vs. 19%). there goes that dumb-ass theory again.

The unvaccinated group also tends to include disproportionate shares of adults without health insurance coverage as well as those with lower levels of income. Those under the age of 65 without insurance make up about one quarter of the unvaccinated population, and 42% of all unvaccinated adults report earning less than $40K a year. Makes no sense as the shots are free.

12/02/2021   aljacobsladder.com