Back in July 2021, many scientists had the ill-founded view that the C-19 pandemic was dying out and entering an endemic state. Based on my understanding of the interplay between the virus and the immune system, I knew that this was not going to be the case and reacted immediately to this misinterpretation (https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/scientific-blog/a-last-word-of-caution-to-all-those-pretending-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-toning-down). Once again, many scientists find themselves with the belief that the emergence of the Omicron variant announces the end of the pandemic and the virus’ transition into endemicity. Their prediction is largely based upon the initial observation that Omicron seems to be causing rather mild disease symptoms which they interpret as being indicative of a virus that—although more infectious—is now becoming less virulent and, therefore, increasingly featuring endemic behavior. I am afraid that once again, I don’t agree—a pandemic can only be tamed by herd immunity. Given the high vaccine coverage rates in most industrialized countries, we have generated anything but herd immunity. I also have yet to hear any compelling evidence concerning significant mutations in the genes that determine SARS-CoV-2’s virulence. Perhaps we should think twice before making statements that are not supported by immunological evidence.To all those who believe Omicron is signaling the transition of the pandemic into endemicity
Why is this so hard for health officials to understand? ABN
The trio – National Economic Council Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari – have been ‘briefing major newsrooms over the past week,’ according to CNN‘s media correspondent, Oliver Darcy.link
Sorry, Joe, you stole the election and are now the worst president in USA history. There is nothing good about you or your admin. Your VP is an even worse joke than you. ABN
The importance of understanding SARS-CoV-2 evolution cannot be overlooked. Recent studies confirm that natural selection is the dominating mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 evolution, which favors mutations that strengthen viral infectivity. Here, we demonstrate that vaccine-breakthrough or antibody-resistant mutations provide a new mechanism of viral evolution. Specifically, vaccine-resistant mutation Y449S in the spike (S) protein receptor-binding domain, which occurred in co-mutations Y449S and N501Y, has reduced infectivity compared to that of the original SARS-CoV-2 but can disrupt existing antibodies that neutralize the virus. By tracking the evolutionary trajectories of vaccine-resistant mutations in more than 2.2 million SARS-CoV-2 genomes, we reveal that the occurrence and frequency of vaccine-resistant mutations correlate strongly with the vaccination rates in Europe and America. We anticipate that as a complementary transmission pathway, vaccine-breakthrough or antibody-resistant mutations, like those in Omicron, will become a dominating mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 evolution when most of the world’s population is either vaccinated or infected. Our study sheds light on SARS-CoV-2 evolution and transmission and enables the design of the next-generation mutation-proof vaccines and antibody drugs.link
President Trump says to Mark Levin, “A lot of people say to me, how you survived is one of the most incredible things. Don’t forget, I fired Comey. Had I not fired Comey, you might not be talking to me right now about a beautiful book of four years at the White House, and we’ll see about the future. The future is going to be very interesting.“ If you stop and think Trump is an amygdala-magnet when he is President. Cable ratings go off the charts, social media engagement skyrockets, and even my web traffic here took a hit as it began to look like there was no military coup, and he left office. Trump taking four years in the middle of his Presidency to set up a competitor to every online news source, social media outlet, and online media company like Youtube, and then taking his second term and using his energy to send that machine’s traffic and engagement into hyperdrive, might put us farther ahead in 12 years than we would have been if he had done eight years as President and then started the social media company and had to try to grow it with somebody like Pence in office. The question will be how long it takes to undo everything Biden is doing. It might happen faster than we think, assuming Biden can’t get us mired in a war.link
“You felt secure in your wickedness and said,
‘No one sees me,
’Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you;
For you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’
We have gotten to the point where information warning us away from a dystopian future also works as “predictive programming” preparing us through hypnotic suggestion to submit and accept that dystopian future. Even my writing this can be viewed in that way. This is not an inescapable trap. Once we see how it works, we can avoid being programmed. Information today is voluminous, often two-faced, often deceptive. Watch the video below and notice the many repetitions that can be taken either as warnings or as hypnotic inductions into dystopia. ABN
One further point: the word “not” is often used in psychological suggestion to construct a message with the opposite meaning. “Not allow our freedom to be taken away from us. Not now, not ever, and certainly not on our watch.” This construct works because the subconscious discards the not, especially when repeated, and accepts the opposite meaning—we will “allow our freedom to be taken away from us.” I know nothing about whoever produced the video above and have no idea what they intended. Still, this video can be seen as sending a hidden message opposite to what it appears to be conveying. We need to have this sort of sophistication when viewing media today. ABN
The drug works. Amazingly well. Better than anything else against COVID when given early. So why isn’t there an EUA? The answer will surprise you. Or maybe not.link
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman believes that there is a serious cover-up of election fraud going on in the state of Wisconsin, and he intends to get to the bottom of it.
On Wednesday, the former state Justice, who has been tasked to lead the 2020 election fraud in Wisconsin, reported to the Assembly’s Committee on Elections that his investigation has been stonewalled by the mayors of Madison and Green Bay, who are not cooperating with subpoenas that have been issued in the investigation, according to Just the News.
Wisconsin has been plagued with rampant reports of fraud and irregularities surrounding the 2020 presidential election, and in September, Justice Gableman was appointed as Special Counsel in the 2020 election investigation. He previously addressed his position in a video, stating that “The rich and the powerful have all the representation they need. I’m here to make sure the same is true for everyone.”link
Microsoft said it has seized control of servers that a China-based hacking group was using to compromise targets that align with that country’s geopolitical interests.
The hacking group, which Microsoft has dubbed Nickel, has been in Microsoft’s sights since at least 2016, and the software company has been tracking the now-disrupted intelligence-gathering campaign since 2019. The attacks—against government agencies, think tanks, and human rights organizations in the US and 28 other countries—were “highly sophisticated,” Microsoft said, and used a variety of techniques, including exploiting vulnerabilities in software that targets had yet to patch.link
We live in the age of anxiety. We who see, see clearly this is a pandemic of fear. One of the central emotional responses during a pandemic is fear. Fear comprises both an emotional and physical response to stress. Functional fear helps people develop coping strategies, and the ‘right’ amount of anxiety can help us perform better and stimulate action. However, the fear created during this pandemic is completely disproportionate and irrational (2). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemonium is associated with highly significant levels of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological distress (3). The ruling class say functional fear predicts our compliance in the COVID-19 pandemic (4). The more anxious we are, the more we comply. Eastern religion philosopher Alan Watts wrote, “If we look deeply into such ways of life as Buddhism, we do not find either philosophy or religion as these are understood in the West. We find something more nearly resembling psychotherapy” (3) . Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, helps eliminate or alleviate disturbing symptoms to enable one to encourage personal well-being and encourage healing. Our controllers know this hence they apply behavioural science techniques on us that discourage well-being and healing; the intention to increase compliance (5).link
The Watts quote is still relevant, but Buddhism is much more than psychotherapy while the West’s understanding of philosophy and religion has evolved far beyond Watts’ time. Today, Nagarjuna is widely considered to be one of the world’s great thinkers, to say nothing of the Buddha himself. Buddhist ideas permeate not only psychotherapy but also how we think of the mind, including the idea of this being a conscious universe. ABN
Exploiting friction within the Democrat’s coalition of the fringes is the most effective action the GOP/GAP can take for the sake of its electoral future. The easiest way to do so: by branding the Democratic Party as the Black Party, as I explained last month. Realpolitik is not the strong suit of Republican leaders, who think vapid, Reagan-era sloganeering will protect it from the ugly crime-ridden Thunderdome that the Biden regime is creating with Open Borders. But if the GOP wants to survive, it better figure out Realpolitik real fast. A key point: Making the Democrats the black party requires understanding how much Hispanics disdain and in some cases dislike blacks, and why remaining in the party does not serve Hispanic interests.link