Just musings, is all

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR AUGUST 30, 2021 AT 10:44 PM

Paul Plante says:

Some relevant American history to consider here, as we bail out of yet another country after constructing the illusion of a national army and making all kinds of promises to support them, leaving them in the lurch:

History News Network

What Happened When Democrats in Congress Cut Off Funding for the Vietnam War?


by Lauren Zanolli

Originally published 4-13-07

In the fall of 1974, Nixon resigned under the pressure of the Watergate scandal and was succeeded by Gerald Ford.

Congress cut funding to South Vietnam for the upcoming fiscal year from a proposed 1.26 billion to 700 million dollars.

These two events prompted Hanoi to make an all-out effort to conquer the South.

As the North Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary Le Duan observed in December 1974: “The Americans have withdrawn…this is what marks the opportune moment.”

The NVA drew up a two-year plan for the “liberation” of South Vietnam.

Owing to South Vietnam’s weakened state, this would only take fifty-five days.

The drastic reduction of American aid to South Vietnam caused a sharp decline in morale, as well as an increase in governmental corruption and a crackdown on domestic political dissent.

The South Vietnamese army was severely under-funded, greatly outnumbered, and lacked the support of the American allies with whom they were accustomed to fighting.

The NVA began its final assault in March of 1975 in the Central Highlands.

Ban Me Thout, a strategically important hamlet, quickly fell to North Vietnam.

On March 13, a panicked Thieu called for the retreat of his troops, surrendering Pleiku and Kontum to the NVA.

Thieu angrily blamed the US for his decision, saying, “If [the U.S.] grant full aid we will hold the whole country, but if they only give half of it, we will only hold half of the country.”

His decision to retreat increased internal opposition toward him and spurred a chaotic mass exodus of civilians and soldiers that clogged the dilapidated roads to the coast.

So many refugees died along the way that the migration along Highway 7B was alternatively described by journalists as the “convoy of tears” and the “convoy of death.”

On April 21, President Thieu resigned in a bitter televised speech in which he strongly denounced the United States.

Sensing that South Vietnam was on the verge of collapse, the NVA accelerated its attack and reached Saigon on April 23.

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And still I persist in wondering whether folly must always be our nemesis.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 AT 5:47 PM

Paul Plante says:

And here we come to a critical question in this discussion, that being whether Tony Fauci is losing his mind and going bonkers like his boss, Joe Biden, so that he and Joe occupy some private LA-LA LAND of their own in a different universe than that in which the rest of us reside, a private LA-LA LAND where they can reminisce about things that never happened as though they did; or is Tony, like Joe Biden, simply a prevaricator (a person who speaks falsely; liar. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator) who makes things up to aggrandize (enhance the reputation of himself beyond what is justified by the facts) himself, knowing full well that as America’s darling of the moment, as we see in a Marketwatch article entitled “5 reasons Gov. Cuomo and Dr. Fauci are America’s de facto leaders during the coronavirus pandemic” by Virginia K. Smith on March 30, 2020, he will never be challenged by the main-stream media that dotes on him and hangs on his every word as the gospel truth, to wit:

Throughout the month of March, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has held near-daily news conferences updating New Yorkers with dire statistics on ventilators and hospital beds.

In response, #PresidentCuomo has trended on Twitter, and the governor’s updates are repeatedly hailed as “comforting,” even by users who don’t live in New York.

Meanwhile, a Twitter user in Rochester, New York, recently posted a photo of doughnuts decorated with photos of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who earlier in the day made what would otherwise be an improbable appearance in an Instagram Live Q&A with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.

For Americans gripped with fear and confusion over the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Cuomo and Fauci have emerged as unexpected emotional life rafts.

For many, they’ve also become primary sources of information on the pandemic — a recent poll from Business Insider listed both men as the most trusted leaders in the U.S. when it comes to the coronavirus response.

Here’s how a previously little-known infectious disease expert and a state governor who’d spent the past year battling plummeting approval ratings wound up as many Americans’ de facto leaders in the face of an unprecedented threat.

They state facts clearly.

The coronavirus has been plagued by the spread of false or confusing information — much of it coming from the White House and President Trump himself.

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So, keeping with the timeline, which is very important in this discussion, on March 30, 2020, one hundred fifty-four (154) days before Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden trashed then-president Donald Trump for failing to protect the nation from COVID, and two hundred twenty-seven (227) days before the Fabulous Fauci came out in an AFP article entitled “Fauci says Biden ‘attuned to science,’ credits Trump for vaccines” issued on 11/12/2020,
we had Tony being praised by the media as being an emotional life raft for Americans gripped with fear and confusion over the rapid spread of the coronavirus because he states facts clearly.

So, a quiz here: given that on March 30, 2020, Tony Fauci was being praised by the media for stating facts clearly, while in the same article Trump was being condemned for spreading false or confusing information, was the same Tony Fauci stating the facts two hundred twenty-seven (227) later, on 11/12/2020, when the widely respected physician and scientist, who has been named as Biden’s chief medical advisor on Covid-19 praised the work of the Trump administration in delivering on its vaccine promises?

When the Fabulous Fauci was saying on 11/12/2020 that ““I think, in credit to what has gone on in the current administration, I think that is a quite successful endeavor,” and “I mean, to come up with a vaccine that is ready for distribution in less than a year, from the time the virus was identified is really an unprecedented speed,” was he stating facts?

Or was he simply mouthing political horse crap?”

And if in fact he was stating facts in giving praise to Trump on 11/12/2020, then how do we account for his bizarre statements one hundred thirty-seven (137) days later, after Joe Biden was in the white house, in an article in the Independent entitled “Dr Fauci says it was him and not Trump who pioneered historic vaccine project – Dr Fauci said decision ‘to go all out and develop vaccine may have been best decision that I’ve ever made’” by Gustaf Kilander, Washington, DC on 29 March 2021, where we have the Fabulous Fauci on the record seemingly contradicting himself with regard to his earlier statements praising Trump while Trump was still in office, to wit:

Dr Anthony Fauci has said that it was him who decided it was time to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, something former President Donald Trump has long said was his doing along with the “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine project.

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So now that Tony was a member of the Biden administration, did Jen Psaki come along and give Tony the sharp side of her tongue, as the wags up this way are speculating happened, telling him that if he wanted to be considered a team player in the Biden administration, he had to lose the pro-Trump narrative, and instead, bash Trump like Joe Biden was doing?

Or has the dude simply become senile due to his advanced age, so that in his mind, that really happened, even though as we will see, it really didn’t happen at all, which means if Tony has not lost his mind, then he is a liar, which takes us back to that story, to wit:

Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to president Biden, told CNN in a special report broadcast on Sunday: “When I saw what happened in New York City, almost over-running of our healthcare systems… that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January 10 to go all out and develop a vaccine may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to intervention as the director of the institute.”

HUH?

And how come this is the first time we are hearing about that?

How come we didn’t hear about that one hundred thirty-seven (137) days earlier, on 11/12/2020, when the Fauci narrative was very pro-Trump without a word being said about how it was Tony himself who had the great idea?

Getting back to that story:

Trump advisor Jason Miller tweeted in response: “If it were up to Fauci we still wouldn’t have a Covid vaccine.”

Operation Warp Speed was a collaboration between public and private entities to develop and test vaccines as quickly as possible.

While Dr Fauci was one of the top members in Mr Trump’s Coronavirus taskforce, he’s not reported to have had any formal role in the project, The Daily Mail writes.

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So it would appear as if the Daily Mail is outright calling Fauci a liar while telling us, as the media in this country should if they weren’t so craven, that Fauci is full of ****, which takes us back to that story once again, as follows:

Operation Warp Speed worked separately from the taskforce and Dr Fauci has not previously been reported as a key figure in the development of the vaccines.

The Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr Francis Collins has previously said that the Trump administration deserves credit for the fast development of vaccines.

He told Axios in February: “It’s just breathtaking that that got done in 11 months from when we first knew about this virus.”

“It is at least five years faster than it has ever been done before.”

He added: “Operation Warp Speed, for which I give a great deal of credit to [former Health Secretary Alex Azar], was an effort that many of us were not initially convinced was going to be necessary.”

“And it was thought about as a Manhattan Project.”

The Manhattan Project was a secret US government project to develop a nuclear bomb during World War II.

Dr Collins said: “Those words were used sometimes to describe what needed to happen in order to get all parts of the government together in an unprecedented way to test up to six vaccines in rigorous trials… so that if any of those trials happen to work, you would already have doses ready to go into arms.”

“That effort and the recruitment of Dr Moncef Slaoui [Head of Operation Warp Speed from 2020 to 2021] was an incredibly important step forward that the administration deserves credit for because that did motivate a lot of actions, a lot of coordination.”

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So what is the verdict here, people – you have to be the judge, afterall, since it is your life and well-being at stake here – is Tony Fauci gone senile and has he lost his mind like Joe Biden is losing his?

Or is Tony Fauci simply another liar in a political city full of liars?

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 AT 8:53 PM

Paul Plante says:

And as we continue to ponder this literal RELIGIOUS CULT OF DEMOCRACY that is being pushed on us by HIGH PRIEST Charley “Chuck” Schumer and his fellow Democrats with this talk of the “TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY” in reference to the Capitol building, let’s go to a Newsweek article entitled “China Tells U.S. to Stop Peddling Its Values to the World After Afghanistan Failure” by John Feng on 2 September 2021 for a candid look at how the rest of the world, or at least China, looks at our DEMOCRAT PARTY CULT OF DEMOCRACY, as follows:

China told the United States to reflect on the words of Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Thursday and stop peddling American ideology and values to the rest of the world following the debacle of Afghanistan.

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And here it needs to be said that it is not WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE who are peddling American ideology and values to the rest of the world!

That is those Democrat fools in Washington, D.C., which is not a part of the United States of America, and they are speaking only for themselves, because their values and ideology are not “American” at all, by any stretch of the imagination, which takes us back to the article as follows:

The Russian president said that U.S. attempts to “civilize” Afghan citizens by introducing American norms and standards into their politics and way of life ended in “sheer tragedies, sheer losses” for both sides and achieved a “zero result, if not negative.”

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And as much as people in this country like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton might hate the dude, can anyone argue with Putin in this case and say he is wrong?

Consider Guatemala, which we hear so much about today.

Does anyone remember that it was us back in the fifties who interfered in their internal affairs to maintain our hegemony in the Western Hemisphere in 1954 by removing its elected president, Jacobo Arbenz, on the premise that he was soft on communism, that on behalf of the business interests of the United Fruit Company, and set them on the path that has taken them to today and the refugee crisis at the southern border that neither Joe Biden nor his bumbling vice president Karmela Harris, who is maintaining a very low profile these days, are able to deal with?

Getting back to that article, it goes on as follows:

“President Putin’s view should provoke some reflection in the U.S.,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference in Beijing.

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There are a ton of things that should provoke some reflection in this country, but they won’t, because people in Washington. D.C. are so arrogant and puffed up with all their power that they believe intrinsically that what they do at any moment is, like Democrat Hussein Obama always used to say, and Karmela Harris says it now, it is the right thing to do, because people in Washington. D.C. are never wrong, about anything, so they have no need to reflect, other than on their own glory, which again takes us back to that article, to wit:

He repeated a recently popular line out of Beijing, suggesting the West’s description of democracy wasn’t the only working definition in the world.

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And how that will have the POPE OF THE CHURCH OF DEMOCRACY, Charley “Chuck” Schumer, howling and mewling and screaming – “that’s not so, that’s not so, our democracy, which is a pure and sacred democracy, is the only democracy there is or can be on the face of this earth!”

Getting back to the Chinese, we have:

Chinese leaders have sought to promote the country’s own version of democracy and human rights as an alternative.

“There isn’t one fixed form of democracy in the world,” said Wang.

“Every country is entitled to independently explore paths of development that suit their national conditions and realities.”

The example of Afghanistan, he added, shows that attempts to “transplant” and force a democratic model on others will only “create chaos and instability, ultimately resulting in failure.”

Wang said democracy: “Is not a patent held by select countries.”

“There is no ‘leader of democracy’ in the world, nor does any country have the right to lecture others on democracy,” he added.

The official described the concepts of “an alliance of democracies” and “democracy versus authoritarianism” as “hegemony in disguise.”

“We hope the U.S. earnestly reflects upon the lessons learned and stops peddling its own ideology and values to others,” he said.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 AT 9:53 PM

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And while our attention has been riveted on the incredible incompetence of the Biden administration with respect to the BIDEN ANABASIS out of Afghanistan, the Pelosi-ite WITCH HUNTERS have themselves been quite busy, as we see from an opinion article by Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University in The Hill entitled “Democrats’ Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent” on 31 August 2021, where we have Pelosi-ite GRAND INQUISTOR and CHIEF WITCH Hunter Bennie Thompson, as staunch a Democrat as there ever was, speaking on the record, as follows:

“We have quite an exhaustive list of people.”

“I won’t tell you who they are.”

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And that people, is what a McCarthy-ite political Witch Hunt looks like in real life!

For those too young to remember, “Tailgunner Joe” McCarthy, a thuggish and ignorant U.S. senator who conducted a vociferous campaign against Democrats alleged to be communists in the US government and other institutions in the period 1950–54, gave us the term “McCarthyism,” which is a campaign or practice that endorses the use of unfair allegations and investigations, such as the testimony during the January 6, 2021 House Select Committee Hearing Investigation where we had as follows from the witnesses, all sworn police officers, to wit: The Washington Post and Carnegie Mellon University have estimated that there were about 9,400 terrorists out there.

So, by the way things are done today by the Democrat WITCH HUNTERS, the determination as to who is a terrorist is no longer a function of a grand jury based upon evidence and facts.

To the contrary, that determination is now left to the Washington Post and Carnegie Mellon University.

Getting back to the opinion piece, we have:

With those words, House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) confirmed that a subpoena storm was about to be unleashed in the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot in Congress.

The targets would include Republican members, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who have already been told to preserve their phone records to be surrendered to the committee.

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Yes, people, while the inept and incompetent Joe Biden was making a real hash out of things in Afghanistan, the Pelosi-ite WITCH HUNTERS train has left the station under a full head of steam and is heading down the tracks with the intent of grinding our protections of law into dust beneath its wheels, which takes us back to the article, to wit:

The Democrats are reportedly trying to prove their prior claims that Republicans conspired or assisted “insurrectionists,” even though the FBI reportedly found no evidence of a planned insurrection.

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But seriously, people, what does the FBI know about anything?

So we need Bennie Thompson and his WITCH HUNTERS, including Virginia’s Elaine Luria, and the incompetent and bumbling Adam Schiff, the smarmy pencil-necked congressman from Disneyland, who blew it big time with regard to Afghanistan’s government collapsing like a house of cards in a stiff wind as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, to act as an oversight committee on the FBI, since the judgment of the FBI is quite obviously seriously flawed when it comes to what happened on 6 January 2021 at the Capitol, and why.

As to the intelligence failures of the smarmy Hollywood Democrat Adam Schiff who represents Disneyland and Mickey Mouse and Snow White and Goofy in the House of Representatives, the Washington Examiner had a story entitled “McCarthy blames Schiff for focusing on impeachment over Afghanistan intelligence” by Emily Brooks on 26 August 2021, where we had as follows, to wit:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took aim at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for creating a “failure” by focusing on impeachment investigations against former President Donald Trump rather than on providing oversight on intelligence about the Taliban’s influence in Afghanistan.

“We should have been having hearings on what’s going on over there.”

“We should have been able to gather that they would collapse this fast.”

“But Adam Schiff was too focused on impeachment than doing the job he was supposed to do,” McCarthy, a California Republican, said in a press conference on Wednesday.

Schiff, a Democrat, also from California, became the face of the first impeachment effort against Trump as head of the Intelligence Committee, despite the House Judiciary Committee traditionally taking the leading role in impeachment proceedings.

“How much time did Adam Schiff spend looking around the world of what his responsibility is?” McCarthy said.

“When you’re on the Intel Committee, you learn things that other members do not know.”

“But he spent all this time on politics.”

A top concern of lawmakers in light of the U.S. being surprised by a swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as U.S. troops pulled out of the country is the quality of intelligence.

After a classified Intelligence Committee briefing on Monday, Schiff relayed in general terms what the intelligence agencies knew about the situation in Afghanistan leading up to the collapse.

“Intelligence agencies’ assessments of the Afghan government’s ability to maintain itself became increasingly pessimistic over the course of the last six months,” Schiff said.

“There were any number of warnings that the Taliban might take over, and some that included a potential of a very rapid takeover,” Schiff said, but added no one predicted such a rapid collapse.

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So much for the intelligence of the Democrat head of the house intelligence committee, which lack of intelligence is what qualifies Adam Schiff in the mind of Nancy Pelosi to be one of her WITCH HUNTERS, which takes us back to the opinion piece as follows:

The Democrats’ move to investigate members of the opposing party is a dangerous precedent in an institution that has always protected the privacy and confidentiality of phone and office records.

Two months ago, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was on practically every network denouncing one of “the most dangerous assaults on our democracy” – meaning the Trump administration’s search of phone log information related to Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) while looking for leakers.

For his part, Swalwell publicly fretted about this “fragile time for our democracy” if members could have their phone logs seized through secret surveillance orders issued to telephone companies.

After those disclosures, I testified in Congress on the need for greater protections for from secret surveillance for members and reporters alike.

At the hearing, the Democratic members expressed nothing short of disgust at the notion of such seizures of member phone logs.

Thompson has now admitted that he has sent letters to telecommunications companies to preserve documents – including phone logs – for hundreds of people, including members of Congress.

He would offer only a type of “the usual suspects” response when asked for specificity: “you know, in terms of telecom companies, they’re the ones that pretty much you already know, maybe the networks, the social media platforms, those kinds of things.”

Reports indicate that among the “hundreds” will be Trump family members and leading Republicans.

The House has decided to subpoena them all and let God (and the courts) sort them out.

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And let me stop here for the moment to let that all sink in, but stay tuned, because this is a breaking story with a lot of legs that has only just begun to run!

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Re: Just musings, is all

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THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

OPINION: On Joe Biden’s dangerous COVID lies


Special Opinion to the Mirror by Paul Plante

By way of introduction to this thread, which is a rational and critical analysis based on science and fact, not hype, or hysteria or emotion, of the toxic and poisonous political speech Joe Biden made to the people of this nation concerning COVID on 9 September 2021, never before in all my time on the globe which spans back to a simpler time in a much different America than exists today in a different century and a different millennium, back when Democrat Harry S. “The Buck Stops Here” Truman was in the White House, never before have I heard an American president spew such poison as Joe Biden did that night, and never before in my lifetime as an American citizen born here and raised here and educated in American values such as honesty, truthfulness, forthrightness and integrity have I heard such a toxic and poisonous political speech laced with falsehoods by an American president that reminded me so much of speeches by the rug-chewing, vitriol-spewing madman Adolph Hitler ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3N_2r6R-o ), and with that said, and without further ado, let’s go straight to Joe’s own words in the transcript of his speech, as follows:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Remarks by President Biden on Fighting the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic


SEPTEMBER 09, 2021

5:02 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, my fellow Americans.

I want to talk to you about where we are in the battle against COVID-19, the progress we’ve made, and the work we have left to do.

And it starts with understanding this: Even as the Delta variant 19 [sic] has — COVID-19 — has been hitting this country hard, we have the tools to combat the virus, if we can come together as a country and use those tools.

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And there we are only three sentences in and there we have classic Joe Biden feeding us outright lies because the truth is that there are no “tools” that a mediocre, career politician of limited intelligence and no public health credentials or experience or expertise like Joe Biden can use to “combat” the virus, and for the truth of that statement, let’s go to a real medical expert for some facts on the matter in a CNBC article entitled “WHO says Covid will mutate like the flu and is likely here to stay” by Rich Mendez on September 7, 2021, just two days before Joe’s toxic COVID speech on 9 September 2021, to wit:

“I think this virus is here to stay with us and it will evolve like influenza pandemic viruses, it will evolve to become one of the other viruses that affects us,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a press briefing.

Several leading health experts, including White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Stephane Bancel, CEO of Covid vaccine maker Moderna, have warned that the world will have to live with Covid forever, much like influenza.

“People have said we’re going to eliminate or eradicate the virus,” Ryan said.

“No we’re not, very, very unlikely.”

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So, people, since it your life, you have to be the judge as to who is lying to us here.

Is it Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, along with White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Stephane Bancel, CEO of Covid vaccine maker Moderna, all of whom have warned that the world will have to live with COVID forever, much like influenza?

Or is it Joe Biden?

Getting back to the transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: If we raise our vaccination rate, protect ourselves and others with masking and expanded testing, and identify people who are infected, we can and we will turn the tide on COVID-19.

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Identify people who are “infected?”

How so, Joe?

But let’s move along, because that is a minor issue right now, to wit:

THE PRESIDENT: Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective, and free.

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HUH?

Frustrated?

The president of the United States of America, whose job pursuant to OUR Constitution is to take care that OUR laws are faithfully enforced is frustrated (feeling or expressing distress and annoyance) with American citizens?

How so?

Where does Joe Biden get any authority, jurisdiction or discretion to divide up the population and to then single out a portion of it for him to be frustrated with in the first place?

Who is Joe Biden to be calling out ANYBODY in America for special treatment because he happens to be frustrated with them?

Does he not know what country he is in?

Does he think in his mind that he is another Hitler to decide who is in his favor and who is not?

And what of his statement that the vaccine is safe and effective?

Is that true?

Or is that hype?

And let’s go to an expert for that answer, as follows:

Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

AUGUST 18, 2021

11:10 A.M. EDT

MR. ZIENTS: Next question, please.

MODERATOR: Weijia, at CBS.

Q Hi, thanks so much for taking my question.

If — it sounds like effectiveness begins to wane sooner than eight months.

And please correct me if I’m wrong.

So, if the supply is not an issue, can you walk us through the science of how you landed on eight months, please?

Thanks.

DR. MURTHY: Sure.

So, thank you, Weijia, for that — for that question.

So, let me talk you through how we were looking at this.

We did see that around the six-month mark in the data, you start to see increases in mild-to-moderate infection.

But our anticipation is that if the trajectory that we are seeing continues, then we will likely see, in the future, an increase in breakthrough hospitalizations and breakthrough deaths.

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So, people, again, you must all decide for yourselves as to who is trying to mislead us here for political reasons!

When the esteemed Surgeon General of the United States of America, put in that office by Joe Biden himself, tells us on August 18, 2021, twenty-two (22) days before Joe Biden’s poisonous and toxic COVID speech on 9 September 2021, that the anticipation of the medical experts is that if the trajectory of waning effectiveness they are seeing continues, then we will likely see, in the future, an increase in breakthrough hospitalizations and breakthrough deaths of those who got the vaccines Joe Biden is telling us twenty-two days later on September 9, 2021 are safe and effective, is he trying to scare us?

Is he feeding us hysterical hype?

Is he lying to us?

Or is that the truth?

And if so, what’s this horsecrap Joe is peddling on 9 September 2021 about these vaccines being safe and effective?

If they instill a false sense of confidence and security, when all the time their effectiveness is waning, are they really “safe?”

Think about it and we are barely into the speech so stay tuned for more poison from Joe Biden courtesy of the Cape Charles Mirror when we return.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 AT 12:13 PM

Paul Plante says:

And before we go any further in here, does everyone understand that what Joe Biden was calling the “tools to combat the virus” in his speech to the nation on 9 September 2021 are experimental mRNA “vaccines” which have never been produced before for use by human beings, which makes this all a huge science experiment using unwitting American citizens as guinea pigs or lab rats?

Does anyone out there who praises these “vaccines” understand what “mRNA” actually is?

Does anyone who praises these experimental “vaccines” understand the theory behind them, if there even is one, something that is highly doubtful if one looks at the actual science, not the hog swill peddled by Joe Biden, who is worthy of all the contempt that can be heaped on him by the people of the United States of America who do not like getting lied to and misled by the chief executive officer of the United States of America, whose duty pursuant to OUR Constitution, which he took an oath to uphold, is to take care OUR laws are faithfully enforced?

Simply stated, “mRNA” stands for “messenger RNA”, where RNA, short for Ribonucleic acid, is a naturally-occurring molecule in the human body similar to DNA, but unlike DNA, is single-stranded, with a backbone made of alternating sugar (ribose) and phosphate groups, with some small RNAs being found to be involved in regulating gene expression, which happen be to be a vital function in the human body if we want to remain healthy.

As to the natural role or function of mRNA in the human body, and this is important, indeed critical information to understand in evaluating Joe Biden’s empty assurance that these experimental mRNA “vaccines” are “safe,” messenger RNA (mRNA) carries the genetic information copied from DNA in the form of a series of three-base code “words,” each of which specifies a particular amino acid.

In the human body, the cell, of which there are 724 trillion cells in the human body, uses RNA for a number of different tasks, one of which is called messenger RNA, or mRNA, and that is the nucleic acid information molecule that transfers information from the genome into proteins by translation, where the genome is an organism’s, in this case, a human beings’ versus say the genome for a horse or aardvark, complete set of genetic instructions.

Each genome contains all of the information needed to build that organism and allow it to grow and develop.

The instructions in our genome are made up of DNA.

Within DNA is a unique chemical code that guides our growth, development and health.

Now, people, that is very basic “science” which is at the level of tenth grade biology, if not eighth grade health, and it is not disputable, except by mindless idiots.

So, people, before I go further, with that very basic “science” before us, if the real function of mRNA in the body is to keep us functioning and growing as human beings, and if mRNA is naturally produced by our cells, what exactly then is this experimental “mRNA vaccine” Joe Biden is pushing on behalf of BIG PHARM doing to our natural systems?

Ask yourself this question, which is a simple one: if, as the science clearly tells us, COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can trigger what doctors call a respiratory tract infection affecting your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs), then why on earth would a shot in the arm have any real affect on it, and here I will close with these words from Dr. Tony Fauci himself on that subject, to wit:

Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

AUGUST 18, 2021

11:10 A.M. EDT

MR. ZIENTS: Okay, so why don’t we take the last question, Kevin.

MODERATOR: All right, Brenda (WebMD).

Q Thanks.

I just have a question a little bit to do with the rationale here.

So, do you have any evidence from the U.S. or from other countries that waning immunity is playing a role in transmission of Delta because it’s so highly contagious?

Do you anticipate that boosters will help to slow the spread?

MR. ZIENTS: Dr. Fauci, you want to go first there?

DR. FAUCI: Yeah.

Thank you, Jeff, and thank you for that question.

Transmissibility is a bit more tricky than looking at a clinical phenomenon such as infection, seriousness of disease, and hospitalization.

It is entirely conceivable — and we will be looking at that — that when you boost and have a high level — and as I showed you on the next-to-last slide, the increase with a boost is really quite striking: multiple-fold increase — that it is conceivable that that would be important in lowering the level of virus in the nasopharynx, which could have an impact on transmission.

I certainly hope that’s the case.

If it is, then you could really get multiple benefits from doing this.

You can get benefits for disease, severity of disease, and then, ultimately, infection and transmission.

But the bottom line, with full transparency: We don’t know that right now.

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So if Tony Fauci and all the real medical experts and scientists out there DO NOT KNOW, then how does a hack career politician with limited intelligence and no public health experience or qualifications know anything with the certainty Joe Biden is saying he has?

And please, stay tuned, for more on this subject is yet to come.

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Re: Just musings, is all

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THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 AT 6:15 PM

Paul Plante says:

And before I go further in here, let me make it clear that in addition to being a parent and grandparent, I am speaking as someone who made the arduous climb up the ladder of responsibility in the field of public health at the state level, which is where the public’s health is supposed to be not only maintained, but improved, from a technician doing field studies and gathering evidence in the 1960s to becoming certified by examination at the associate level as a public health engineer in the state of New York, where pursuant to 10 NYCRR 11.100, “The term public health engineer shall mean a person who applies engineering principles for the detection, evaluation, control and management of those factors in the environment which influence the public’s health,” a climb that takes years of patience and diligence to make, given you first have to become educated as an engineer, and then licensed as a professional engineer pursuant to §7201 of the New York State Education Law titled “Definition of practice of engineering,” which profession is defined as performing professional service such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design or supervision of projects wherein the safeguarding of life, health and property is concerned, when such service or work requires the application of engineering principles and data, a process itself that can take nine years or more to accomplish.

As an associate level public health engineer, I was personally responsible for protecting, safeguarding, maintaining and improving the health of 154,000 people in a health district in upstate New York, a responsibility I took quite seriously then, and now, although I no longer actively practice in that field.

As an associate public health engineer, I was personally responsible to the people of the State of New York and ultimately, to the Commissioner of Health of the state of New York, for providing advice and guidance to local officials and the general public in regard to environmental health problems and the measures necessary for improvement and compliance with legal requirements, as well as providing leadership in the health district in the promotion of public health through the application of environmental health practices, and in addition, I was responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of the Public Health Law in the state of New York, a law the enforcement of which Joe Biden as president has no control over whatsoever, as well as local and State Sanitary Codes in relation to environmental health matters.

That is all pursuant to Section 3 of ARTICLE XVII of the New York State Constitution, entitled SOCIAL WELFARE, which section states thusly:

§3. The protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants of the state are matters of public concern and provision therefor shall be made by the state and by such of its subdivisions and in such manner, and by such means as the legislature shall from time to time determine. (New. Adopted by Constitutional Convention of 1938 and approved by vote of the people November 8, 1938.)

I would further note that Section 1 of ARTICLE XII of the New York State Constitution provides in clear and unequivocal language as follows:

§1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state.

Which takes us back to the transcript of Joe’s speech to the nation on 9 September 2-21, where we have some real crazy talk from Joe Biden, as follows:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Remarks by President Biden on Fighting the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic


SEPTEMBER 09, 2021

5:02 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: As your President, I’m announcing tonight a new plan to require more Americans to be vaccinated, to combat those blocking public health.

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To “combat” those “blocking” public health?

What on earth is Joe Biden talking about there with his threat to “combat” people who are American citizens in the United States of America, where the word “combat” means a fight or contest between individuals or groups?

With regard to protection and promotion of the public’s health in the United States of America, Joe Biden is the equivalent of a “minister without portfolio,” where in politics, a portfolio is a minister’s responsibility for a particular area of a government’s activities.

So Joe has absolutely no jurisdiction, authority or discretion to be sticking his nose into what is clearly not his business.

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THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 AT 10:33 AM

Paul Plante says:

And while we are on that important subject of authority and jurisdiction with respect to public health threats or concerns or emergencies in the United States of America, by way of background, let’s first go to the CDC’s own website for the subject of the Health Alert Network that exists in the United States of America, where we have as follows:

CDC’s Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.

CDC’s HAN collaborates with federal, state, territorial, tribal, and city/county partners to develop protocols and stakeholder relationships that will ensure a robust interoperable platform for the rapid distribution of public health information.

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If one carefully scans that information, what one does not find in there is Joe Biden’s name, nor does one see the office of president listed anywhere on that list, for the simple reason that it is not the job of an American president who is not qualified as a public health professional to be involved in public health matters which are best left to public health professionals, not hack politicians of limited intelligence who would only get in the way and make a mess of things.

And that brings us to a key date in our time line in here, that being January 8, 2020, which is the date the CDC used the Health Alert Network to issue an alert on COVID, as follows:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an official CDC Health Advisory


Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network

January 8, 2020, 1615 ET (04:15 PM ET)

CDCHAN-00424

Summary

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring a reported cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology (PUE) with possible epidemiologic links to a large wholesale fish and live animal market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

An outbreak investigation by local officials is ongoing in China; the World Health Organization (WHO) is the lead international public health agency.

Currently, there are no known U.S. cases nor have cases been reported in countries other than China.

CDC has established an Incident Management Structure to optimize domestic and international coordination if additional public health actions are required.

This HAN Advisory informs state and local health departments and health care providers about this outbreak and requests that health care providers ask patients with severe respiratory disease about travel history to Wuhan City.

Wuhan City is a major transportation hub about 700 miles south of Beijing with a population of more than 11 million people.

Background

According to a report from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, as of January 5, 2020, the national authorities in China have reported 59 patients with PUE to WHO.

The patients had symptom onset dates from December 12 through December 29, 2019.

Patients involved in the cluster reportedly have had fever, dyspnea, and bilateral lung infiltrates on chest radiograph.

Of the 59 cases, seven are critically ill, and the remaining patients are in stable condition.

No deaths have been reported and no health care providers have been reported to be ill.

The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission has not reported human-to-human transmission.

Reports indicate that some of the patients were vendors at the Wuhan South China Seafood City (South China Seafood Wholesale Market) where, in addition to seafood, chickens, bats, marmots, and other wild animals are sold, suggesting a possible zoonotic origin to the outbreak.

The market has been closed for cleaning and disinfection.

Local authorities have reported negative laboratory test results for seasonal influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) among patients associated with this cluster.

Additional laboratory testing is ongoing to determine the source of the outbreak.

Health authorities are monitoring more than 150 contacts of patients for illness.

CDC has issued a level 1 travel notice (“practice usual precautions”) for this destination. (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/wa … onia-china).

On January 5, 2020, WHO posted an update on this situation, including an early risk assessment, which is available at: https://www.who.int/csr/don/05-january- … n/external icon.

Recommendations for Health Care Providers

1. Providers should consider pneumonia related to the cluster for patients with severe respiratory symptoms who traveled to Wuhan since December 1, 2019 and had onset of illness within two weeks of returning, and who do not have another known diagnosis that would explain their illness.

Providers should notify infection control personnel and local and state health departments immediately if any patients meet these criteria.

State health departments should notify CDC after identifying a case under investigation by calling CDC’s Emergency Operations Center at (770) 488-7100.

2. Multiple respiratory tract specimens should be collected from persons with infections suspected to be associated with this cluster, including nasopharyngeal, nasal, and throat swabs.

Patients with severe respiratory disease also should have lower respiratory tract specimens collected, if possible.

Consider saving urine, stool, serum, and respiratory pathology specimens if available.

3. Although the etiology and transmissibility have yet to be determined, and to date, no human-to-human transmission has been reported and no health care providers have been reported ill, CDC currently recommends a cautious approach to symptomatic patients with a history of travel to Wuhan City.

Such patients should be asked to wear a surgical mask as soon as they are identified and be evaluated in a private room with the door closed.

Personnel entering the room to evaluate the patient should use contact precautions and wear an N95 disposable facepiece respirator.

For patients admitted for inpatient care, contact and airborne isolation precautions, in addition to standard precautions, are recommended until further information becomes available.

For additional information see:

https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/gu … index.html.

This guidance will be updated as more information becomes available.

For More Information

1-800-CDC-INFO

https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/index.html

CDC’s Emergency Operations Center: 770-488-7100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects people’s health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhances health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promotes healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national and international organizations.

This message was distributed to state and local health officers, state and local epidemiologists, state and local laboratory directors, public information officers, HAN coordinators, and clinician organizations.

Page last reviewed: January 8, 2020

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So there is where the COVID clock started ticking, with that alert, and again, if one looks at the distribution, one notices that it went to public health professionals, not a politician in the white house, because politics are not supposed to interfere with public health matters.

Then, nine (9) days later, on 17 January 2020, the NYS Department of Health issued the following notice about COVID, to wit:

TO: Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Facilities, Clinical Laboratories, and Local Health Departments (LHDs)

FROM: New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC)

SUMMARY

• The enclosed Health Update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides updated information about an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China that began in December 2019.

• CDC will today begin screening travelers on direct and indirect flights from Wuhan to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

• NYSDOH is working closely with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and other public health partners to support CDC’s efforts at JFK.

• In accordance with the current requirements and expectations from the 2014 Commissioner’s Order, healthcare providers and facilities are required to collect a travel history for patients presenting with febrile illness and remain aware of current outbreaks overseas.

• As described in CDC’s Health Update, patients who meet either of the following criteria should be evaluated as a person under investigation (PUI) in association with the 2019-nCoV outbreak.

o Fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and in the last 14 days before symptom onset had:

▪ A history of travel from Wuhan City, China OR

▪ Close contact with a person who is under investigation for 2019-nCOV while that person was ill.

o Fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and in the last 14 days before symptom onset:

▪ Had close contact with an ill laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV patient.

• Providers caring for patients who meet either PUI criteria should follow CDC’s recommended infection prevention and control guidelines and immediately notify the local health department (LHD) where the patient resides.

Notification is required under the New York State Sanitary Code (10NYCRR 2.10).

o Providers who are unable to reach the LHD can contact the NYSDOH Bureau of Communicable Disease Control at 518-473-4439 during business hours or the NYSDOH Public Health Duty Officer at 1-866-881-2809 evenings, weekends, and holidays.

• NYSDOH will assist providers in determining and accessing appropriate laboratory testing for respiratory pathogens and if indicated, 2019-nCoV. Specimen collection and shipping instructions will also be provided.

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So there we see the Health Alert Network working as it is supposed to.

As to the CDC guidance on 17 January 2020, it reads as follows:

HEALTH ADVISORY: INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE ON THE OUTBREAK OF 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019 n C o V)

This is an official CDC HEALTH UPDATE


Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network

January 17, 2020, 2030 ET (8:30 PM ET)

CDCHAN-00426

Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China

Summary

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China that began in December 2019.

CDC has established an Incident Management System to coordinate a domestic and international public health response.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses.

Some cause illness in people; numerous other coronaviruses circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats.

Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/index.html) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) (https://www.cdc.gov/sars/index.html).

Chinese authorities report most patients in the Wuhan City outbreak have been epidemiologically linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting a possible zoonotic origin to the outbreak.

Chinese authorities additionally report that they are monitoring several hundred healthcare workers who are caring for outbreak patients; no spread of this virus from patients to healthcare personnel has been reported to date.

Chinese authorities are reporting no ongoing spread of this virus in the community, but they cannot rule out that some limited person-to-person spread may be occurring.

China has reported that two of the patients have died, including one with pre-existing medical conditions.

Chinese health officials publicly posted the genetic sequence of the 2019-nCoV on January 12, 2020.

This will facilitate identification of infections with this virus and development of specific diagnostic tests.

Thailand and Japan have confirmed additional cases of 2019-nCoV in travelers from Wuhan, China.

It is possible that more cases will be identified in the coming days.

This is an ongoing investigation and given previous experience with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, it is possible that person-person spread may occur.

There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with 2019-nCoV as the investigations in China, Thailand, and Japan continue.

Additional information about this novel virus is needed to better inform population risk.

This HAN Update provides a situational update and guidance to state and local health departments and healthcare providers that supersedes guidance in CDC’s HAN Advisory 424 distributed on January 8, 2020.

This HAN Update adds guidance for evaluation of patients under investigation (PUI) for 2019-nCoV, prevention and infection control guidance, including the addition of an eye protection recommendation, and additional information on specimen collection.

Background

An outbreak of pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan City was initially reported to WHO on December 31, 2019.

Chinese health authorities have confirmed more than 40 infections with a novel coronavirus as the cause of the outbreak.

Reportedly, most patients had epidemiological links to a large seafood and animal market.

The market was closed on January 1, 2020.

Currently, Chinese health authorities report no community spread of this virus, and no transmission among healthcare personnel caring for outbreak patients.

No additional cases of infection with 2019-nCoV have been identified in China since January 3, 2020.

On January 13, 2020 public health officials in Thailand confirmed detection of a human infection with 2019-nCoV in a traveler from Wuhan, China.

This was the first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV documented outside China.

On January 17, 2020 a second case was confirmed in Thailand, also in a returned traveler from Wuhan City.

On January 15, 2020 health officials in Japan confirmed 2019-nCoV infection in a returned traveler from Wuhan City.

These persons had onset dates after January 3, 2020.

These cases did not report visiting the large seafood and animal market to which many cases in China have been linked.

On January 11, 2020, CDC updated the level 1 travel health notice (“practice usual precautions”) for Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China with additional information (originally issued on January 6, 2020):

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So what happened after that?

Where did things go south?

Where did the wheels come off?

Stay tuned, and we shall soon find out, and the short answer is that the wheels started coming off the day that hack politicians inserted themselves into the process, like Joe Biden is doing now, and essentially took it over.

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Re: Just musings, is all

Post by thelivyjr » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 AT 10:28 AM

Paul Plante says:

So once again, people, after reviewing the above HEALTH ADVISORY: INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE ON THE OUTBREAK OF 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV), an official CDC HEALTH UPDATE distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network on January 17, 2020, 2030 ET (8:30 PM ET), CDCHAN-00426, Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, Recommendations for Healthcare Providers, we have to each of us individually ask ourselves what happened after that?

Focus in on who that guidance was for – Recommendations for Healthcare Providers,

Aren’t the healthcare providers that guidance was for on 17 January 2020 the same for-profit hospitals that were caught flatfooted by COVID after 17 January 2020?

So how can that be?

Look at what the guidance to these same healthcare providers caught flatfooted was saying:

Clinical judgment should be used to guide testing of patients in such situations:

Close contact with a person who is under investigation for 2019-nCOV.

Close contact is defined as—

a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters), or within the room or care area, of a novel coronavirus case for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE (e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection).

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Is that language not clear?

Is it confusing?

Would healthcare providers in the most advanced nation ever on the face of the earth not be able to understand what the CDC was saying when it talked in what I thought was clear and unequivocal language about wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE, e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection?

Do you need several Ph.D and MD degrees to comprehend what personal protective gear in a hospital setting consists of?

So where did things go south?

Why didn’t the healthcare providers have that stuff on hand after getting that warning?

And what about this on 17 January 2021:

Although the transmission dynamics have yet to be determined, CDC currently recommends a cautious approach to patients under investigation for 2019-nCoV.

Such patients should be asked to wear a surgical mask as soon as they are identified and be evaluated in a private room with the door closed, ideally an airborne infection isolation room if available.

Healthcare personnel entering the room should use standard precautions, contact precautions, airborne precautions, and use eye protection (e.g., goggles or a face shield).

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Don’t healthcare providers in America know what surgical masks are?

So why weren’t there any?

Where did the wheels come off?

And to help us ferret out that answer, because clearly, after all that notification, things clearly did not go right here, let us go to a press release picked up by the media and further reported on from Rensselaer County (NYS) County Executive Steve McLaughlin on 2 March 2020, 54 days AFTER the CDC issued the January 8, 2020 public health alert about COVID to state and local health officers, state and local epidemiologists, state and local laboratory directors, public information officers, HAN coordinators, and clinician organizations, where we have as follows:

“Rensselaer County Officials Working with State and Federal Officials on Coronavirus Issue”

3/2/20

With confirmed cases of coronavirus in the nation and the state, Rensselaer County health officials took part in calls with the Centers for Disease Control and the New York State Department of Health regarding the issue.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county.

Federal and state health officials have termed the spread of the illness nationally and in the state as “isolated” cases.

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And stop right there, people, for a moment and re-read that last sentence a time or two about Federal health officials terming the spread of the illness nationally as “isolated” cases.

That is on 2 March 2020, thirty-one (31) days AFTER the World Health Organization issued a Global Health Emergency on 31 January 2020, as follows:

With a worldwide death toll of more than 200 and an exponential jump to more than 9800 cases, the WHO finally declares a public health emergency, for just the sixth time.

Human-to-human transmission is quickly spreading and can now be found in the United States, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

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So what was the political response to that, because that is why this all went off the tracks very early on?

Let’s go back to the March 2, 2020 press release to find that out, to wit:

“We want residents to know that our team at the Health Department is monitoring this situation closely and working with state and federal officials to share information and get updates.”

“However, there is no need for undue concern or worry,” said County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

“We have been informed that New York State remains at a low risk for coronavirus.”

“Our Health Department is doing a solid job monitoring this situation and residents can be assured that we will be providing updates and news as needed,” said McLaughlin.

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So who dropped the ball here, people, right in the very beginning, that caused this PANDEMIC?

Donald Trump?

Or was it the CDC itself?

Think about it, people, for it is your life that has been put at risk here by an obviously shoddy and slipshod public healthcare system in America that blew it BIG TIME!

Who in the CDC told Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin to tell the people of New York state, “However, there is no need for undue concern or worry, we have been informed that New York State remains at a low risk for coronavirus?”

Tony Fauci?

Or did that come from Trump, as well?

Stay tuned!

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THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 AT 9:47 PM

Paul Plante says:

And staying with the timeline here, precisely because timelines in this case are quite important in determining how this whole COVID train went off the tracks subsequent to 8 January 2020, the date the CDC activated the Health Alert Network to put state and local health officers, state and local epidemiologists, state and local laboratory directors, public information officers, HAN coordinators, and clinician organizations on notice that COVID was on its way and to get prepared for it, something that never happened, let’s go to a press release by Democrat governor of New York Andy Cuomo, a politician, not a public health professional, as well as being a Biden Elector on the Electoral College, on January 24, 2020, sixteen (16) days after the 8 January 2020 CDC Health Network Alert about COVID, and thirty-eight (38) days before Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin issued a press release entitled “Rensselaer County Officials Working with State and Federal Officials on Coronavirus Issue” on 3/2/20 informing people therein that with confirmed cases of coronavirus in the nation and the state, Rensselaer County health officials had taken part in calls with the Centers for Disease Control and the New York State Department of Health regarding the issue, and at that time, there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, and that Federal and state health officials had termed the spread of the illness nationally and in the state as “isolated” cases so that there was no need for undue concern or worry and that Rensselaer County officials had been informed that New York State remains at a low risk for coronavirus, this just before New York state became the epicenter for the COVID outbreak that killed 54,271 people in the state with 12,913 COVID cases in Rensselaer County alone, where we have as follows:

Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Outlines State Response to First Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in United States

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “This virus is being carefully monitored at federal, state and city levels to ensure the public’s health and safety, and while awareness is important, the current risk to New Yorkers is low.”

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And how wrong he was.

Why?

Thereafter, on January 26, 2020, governor Cuomo issued another press release entitled “Governor Cuomo Announces State’s Continued Response to Novel Coronavirus as Three More Individuals are Identified for Testing in New York State” wherein was stated as follows concerning COVID:

“While the experts still believe the risk of catching this novel coronavirus is currently low in New York, I want all New Yorkers to know we are prepared and continue to take all necessary steps to keep people informed and safe,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I have directed the Department of Health and other state agencies to continue working closely with the CDC, the World Health Organization, our local and federal government partners, and New York’s healthcare providers to ensure we stay ahead of this situation.”

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But as subsequent events make incandescently clear, not only did they not stay ahead of the “situation,” they got way behind the eight ball and people died as a result!

But Andy was on a roll, trying to reassure people that he was in charge, so he issued yet another press release on January 27, 2020 entitled “Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Novel Coronavirus as Two More New Yorkers Identified for Testing Bringing Total to Nine” where he stated as follows:

“While the risk for New Yorkers is currently low, we are still working to keep everyone informed, prepared and safe.”

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On January 28, 2020, Andy issued yet another press release entitled “Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Novel Coronavirus as One More New Yorker is Identified for Testing Bringing Total to 10” where the people were informed as follows:

So far, there are no confirmed cases in New York State.

“While we continue to closely monitor the spread of this novel coronavirus, I have directed our Department of Health to continue communicating with and providing updates to our local communities, healthcare providers, colleges, universities and New York companies with locations or business interests in China,” Governor Cuomo said.

“My message to New Yorkers is: take this coronavirus seriously, take proper precautions, stay informed, but also feel confident that our Health Department and this administration are prepared and ready.”

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And then another press release on January 30, 2020, entitled “Governor Cuomo Provides Update on Novel Coronavirus While Reminding New Yorkers Flu is Still Prevalent” as follows:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today advised New Yorkers that State and local health departments and healthcare partners are remaining vigilant and have a high state of readiness to protect New Yorkers from novel coronavirus.

“New York does not have one single confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, but we are taking every necessary precaution to protect against its spread into our state.”

“We have been here before, and I want to remind New Yorkers that it is much more likely that they will be exposed to the influenza virus than to the coronavirus,” Governor Cuomo said.

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That was followed by yet another Cuomo press release on February 2, 2020 entitled “Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Novel Coronavirus and Announces New Hotline Staffed by State Health Department Experts” wherein was stated as follows:

There are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York State.

“In situations like this, we take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said.

“At the same time, perspective is key – and I want to remind people that New York currently has zero confirmed cases of this virus.”

“We want all New Yorkers to know that the State and its agencies and authorities are on top of this situation and we will continue doing everything we can to keep people safe.”

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “We are working hand in glove with our federal, state and local partners, as well as healthcare providers all over the state to ensure the health of New Yorkers.”

“Bottom line, as this public health response evolves, we continue to be prepared.”

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Except they weren’t prepared at all and as a result, people died, which takes us to yet another in a seemingly endless progression of press releases by Democrat Andy Cuomo that were self-serving in that they touted his leadership, this one on February 4, 2020, entitled “Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Novel Coronavirus,” wherein was stated as follows:

“Even though there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York State, we continue to take every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of all New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said.

“While the risk to New Yorkers is still low, we urge everyone to remain vigilant, stay informed, follow the recommended steps to protect themselves and their families, and call our coronavirus hotline if you still have questions or concerns.”

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “As this situation continues to evolve, the State Department of Health remains in close contact with our federal, state and local partners to protect the health of all New Yorkers.”

“It is important for people to take appropriate precautions, just as they should to protect themselves against the flu, and have confidence that we are prepared to handle this public health issue.”

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Yeah, right, Howie!

The next press release to come along was on February 7, 2020, this one entitled “Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on Novel Coronavirus and Urges Continued Awareness While Flu is Still Prevalent” wherein was stated as follows:

“While we do not have a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the state, we are continuing to take every necessary precaution to protect New Yorkers from this dangerous virus,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I also want to remind New Yorkers they are more likely to be exposed to the influenza virus than the coronavirus, and urge everyone to take commonsense precautions to protect against both, such as regular hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.”

On January 3, the State Department of Health issued a statewide health advisory alerting healthcare providers to the dramatic increase in flu activity across New York State.

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “While New York does not have a confirmed case of coronavirus, the flu is here and can be very serious.”

“Taking simple preventive steps such as washing hands often, covering a cough or sneeze with your arm and staying home when experiencing flu-like symptoms will help prevent the spread of the flu.”

“These same actions will help protect New Yorkers against the novel coronavirus.”

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The next press release to come along was dated February 13, 2020 anbd entitled “Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers That Flu Cases Continue to Increase, as Flu Season Expected to Set Record-High Levels,” which press release carried this message, to wit:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded all New Yorkers to take recommended precautions to protect themselves from the flu as new numbers released today show flu activity still has not reached its peak this season.

Flu cases in New York this season are expected to set record-high levels since the New York State Department of Health began tracking flu cases during the 1998-99 season.

“As flu season has not yet peaked across New York, I urge everyone to remain vigilant and take simple precautions to protect themselves and their families,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I encourage all New Yorkers older than six months to get their flu shot – it’s not too late.”

The latest influenza surveillance report for the week ending February 8th shows seasonal flu activity continues to be widespread across New York State for the eleventh consecutive week.

As indicated in the report, there were 17,233 laboratory-confirmed flu cases reported to the State Department of Health, the second highest weekly total since the 1998-1999 flu season.

The most lab-confirmed influenza cases reported during a single week in a flu season was 18,252 in 2017-18.

There have been a total of 106,824 lab-confirmed cases reported in New York State this season, with three flu-associated pediatric deaths.

Last week, 1,993 New Yorkers were hospitalized with lab-confirmed influenza.

So far this season, there have been 15,541 flu-related hospitalizations.

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “While flu activity is higher than usual this season and it has not yet peaked, taking basic preventive steps such as washing hands often, covering a cough or sneeze with your arm, and staying home when experiencing flu-like symptoms, will help prevent the spread of the flu.”

On January 3, the State Department of Health issued a statewide health advisory alerting healthcare providers to the dramatic increase in flu activity across New York State.

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Now, things start to get interesting as we see from the next press release on February 26, 2020, forty-nine (49) days after the 8 January 2020 CDC Health Network Alert about COVID, this one entitled “Governor Cuomo Announces $40 Million Emergency Appropriation to Support DOH Staffing and Equipment to Respond to Potential Novel Coronavirus Pandemic,” as follows:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $40 million appropriation for the New York State Department of Health to hire additional staff, procure equipment and any other resources necessary to respond to the potential novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Governor will also propose legislation to grant authority to DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to ensure local health departments and public and private hospitals statewide take certain actions and measures in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak as needed.

DOH will convene local health departments and hospitals statewide to review protocols, best practices and procedures to help ensure they are prepared to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“As we are seeing the novel coronavirus spread to new countries around the world, in New York we are continuing to take all necessary precautions to protect New Yorkers from this dangerous virus,” Governor Cuomo said.

“While there are still no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York, these aggressive actions including $40 million in emergency funding will help ensure our healthcare system is equipped with the necessary staff, supplies and equipment needed to respond to any emergency situation that may arise in the future.”

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That should say New York’s for-profit healthcare system, which failed us greatly, which takes us to yet another Cuomo press release on February 29, 2020 entitled “Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Coronavirus,” as follows:

“When I spoke to Vice President Pence, I urged him to approve New York State’s Coronavirus test — we just received word that our test has been approved by the FDA.”

“New York State will begin testing immediately at Wadsworth Lab.”

“This approval will expedite wait time and improve New York’s ability to more effectively manage the Coronavirus situation as it unfolds. ”

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Vice president Pence?

What on earth did he have to do with New York’s COVID response, besides nothing at all?

So why was Andy asking Mike Pence to give an approval to New York’s Coronavirus test?

What would Mike Pence know about coronavirus tests?

And see what I have been saying about the wheels coming off because of the involvement of politicians with no medical experience or public health qualifications in matters they had no business meddling in?

Things now start to change in the next press release on March 1, 2020, entitled
“Governor Cuomo Issues Statement Regarding Novel Coronavirus in New York” where he stated as follows:

“This evening we learned of the first positive case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State.”

“There is no cause for surprise — this was expected.”

“As I said from the beginning, it was a matter of when, not if there would be a positive case of novel coronavirus in New York.”

“Last week I called for the Legislature to pass a $40 million emergency management authorization to confront this evolving situation — I look forward to its swift passage.”

“There is no reason for undue anxiety — the general risk remains low in New York.”

“We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available.”

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Yes, people, take it from a real expert – "nothing to see here, folks, nothing to be concerned about, now get back in your basements and stay there!”

Keeping the flow of press releases touting Andy’s prowess as governor coming, we go to March 2, 2020, and a press release entitled “At Novel Coronavirus Briefing, Governor Cuomo Announces State is Partnering with Hospitals to Expand Novel Coronavirus Testing Capacity in New York,” where Andy told us as follows:

“We have the best health-care system in the world, and we are leveraging that system to help contain any potential spread of the novel coronavirus in New York,” Governor Cuomo said.

“This isn’t our first rodeo – we are fully coordinated, we are fully mobilized, and we are fully prepared to deal with the situation as it develops.”

The Governor will also propose legislation to clarify authority for governor to take certain statewide actions and measures in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak as needed.

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And yes, people, this is all about promoting Andy Cuomo, not protecting the public’s health, and as of today, New York state ranks third in the nation in COVID deaths behind front runner New Jersey and second-place finisher Mississippi, and let’s stop there for a moment to let that all sink in before we get back to Joe Biden, so stay tuned.

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