A sample of quotes, comments, food-for-thought articles, vids, etc. I’ve picked up in the past week or 2.

“No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you never should trust experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome: if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent: if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe. They all require to have their strong wine diluted by a very large admixture of insipid common sense.”– Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury


At least 181 people have died in the US according to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), after taking experimental vaccines meant to combat a 99.4% to 99.8% survival rate virus, the death toll for which a team of researchers in one state found may be inflated by as much as 40%.

181 People Die After COVID Vaccine in US “Adverse Events”, Nurses Refuse to Give Vaccines for Ethical Reasons | Hubpages 24 Jan 2021

There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects. This much I know after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Yet there are such moves afoot. 

What SAGE got wrong | Lockdown sceptics (quote from Dr. Michael Yeadon, former VP and Chief Science Officer of Pfizer)

This inspires confidence in the NHS, doesn’t it?

A few days before Christmas, I received an email from the NHS stating: ‘We are writing to let you know about government advice for people considered to be at highest risk of becoming very unwell if they catch Covid-19. This is because your medical records tell us you are someone with Down’s syndrome.’ My first reaction was to laugh. This was ridiculous. I don’t have Down’s syndrome.

Daily Mail | How your health records could be filled with mistakes

despite decades of trying there has never been a successful, durable vaccine for a coronavirus either….Coronaviruses not only infect people they infect animals.  We have tried to create vaccines for animal husbandry and pet purposes on multiple occasions, and have failed every time to obtain permanent immunity.  We have also wound up creating amplification effects by accident too; the poster child for this one was a feline “vaccine” that actually wound up amplifying the effects of the virus instead of attenuating or preventing infections!  This is why, by the way, that there is no reason whatsoever to believe we will ever have a permanent vaccine; despite attempts in both animals and humans we’ve never succeeded before with this particular type of virus. Now is it entirely possible — even probable — that this specific virus was an accidental release?  Yep.  In fact I’d say it’s more likely than not.  That’s the “civil standard of proof”, and it’s present.  Why?  Because this virus behaves like an attenuated live virus, but not attenuated enough.  For those who think that sort of idea is crazy I remind you that we’ve used that exact concept for decades with oral polio, and it works.  So the theory that this was an accidental release from Wuhan’s lab and they were working on a vaccine for SARS, for example, is not crazy.  The only crazy part is that their odds of success were near zero in the first instance, but scientists try to find breakthroughs in things that appear to have a near-zero probability of success all the time. But a bioweapon?  Nope.  There are plenty of candidate virus families to use for that sort of thing, if you’re into attempting it. Coronavirus isn’t one of them.

Debunking the bioweapon stupidity | Karl Denninger, “The Market Ticker” 15 April 2020

Even if you locked down the nation for 30 days it would do nothing. As soon as you drop the restrictions the virus comes roaring back. You think it won’t?  Yes it will. Exponential math..Your premise is that you lock down and then maintain the “social distancing”. But that, if you do it, still wrecks every restaurant, every bar, and every small business.  It is exactly as destructive.  Every hotel still goes bust.  Every bar.  Every restaurant.  And it doesn’t matter to the outcome because as soon as you drop the constraints the virus will come roaring back. The fact is that you can’t kill the virus. The virus only dies when immunity reaches the point that R0 is suppressed below 1.0.  That is mathematics and there’s not a darned thing you or I can do about it.

The Market Ticker | Karl Denninger 20 March, 2020

Threlkeld added, Williams also had been vaccinated for COVID about a month ago and that testing found the two types of antibodies in his system – one type of antibody that results from a natural COVID infection, and a second type of antibody from the vaccine. Threlkeld also said Williams tested negative for COVID-19 while in the hospital. 

Memphis doctor believed to have died of rare Covid related syndrome | Localmemphis.com 11 Feb 2021

Coronaviruses are notorious for ADE reactions, where antibody presence potentiates the infection instead of protecting against it.  …The poster child for ADE in coronaviruses was an attempted vaccine for a feline coronavirus that often made cats very sick.  The vaccine killed every one of them in the test when they were later exposed, wildly potentiating the infection. Read that again folks: NOT ONE VACCINATED CAT SURVIVED A CHALLENGE WITH THE ACTUAL VIRUS.

Ordinary vaccines we have lots of experience with, such as measles, the flu shot, mumps and similar do not carry a risk beyond that of natural infection and cannot be weaponized because they produce the exact same antibody response as a natural infection.  If you have had either the measles or the shot you will have antibodies but an antibody test will not tell you which since they’re not distinguishable. I suspected from the start that due to the way these mRNA shots work — they are not actually a vaccine at all in that they do not “mimic” natural infection but rather cause your cells to produce the spike protein that the virus has and that elicits an immune response — that the antibodies produced by those jabs would be distinct and distinguishable from natural infection.

The West’s Obituary | The Market-Ticker 13 Feb 2021

The Wild Geese Howard says:February 20, 2021 at 6:51 pm GMT • Pfizer suddenly announces their vaccine no longer needs to be stored at ultra-low temperatures: https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/pfizer-covid-vaccine-doesnt-need-to-be-stored-at-freezing-temps-anymore/ This is ridiculous…

The Unz Review

One of the current tropes peddled by the government and its rag, tag and bobtail of scientific advisers is ‘don’t kill Granny’. This has led to some beliefs circulating which are that: 1. If Granny is exposed to COVID-19 she will catch it 2. If Granny catches COVID-19 she will automatically die as a matter of course 3. If Granny isolates herself and keeps away from her family and everyone else, she will not only escape COVID-19 but also apparently death itself since the consolation for missing Granny at Xmas is that she is guaranteed to be available for a hug in a year’s time. I thought I’d look into this. … This recent Imperial College article (October 2020) explains that that an IFR for COVID-19 of about 0.1% for under-40s rises to over 5% for the over-80s (it doubles for about every 8 years of life over 40). In other words, of 100 people aged over 80 who catch COVID-19 up to about 6 will die. That’s another way of saying that 94 will survive Covid. That’s both sexes and we know women do slightly better.

The Risk to Granny | Lockdown sceptic 16 Dec 2020

When the pandemic crisis broke, we were all instantly bombarded with figures by scientists and journalists, and almost invariably out of context. They included data that had been measured, and figures that were predicted, most notoriously in the UK the 510,000 prospective deaths put about by Imperial College that played such a large part in the first lockdown. This has carried on remorselessly ever since. It struck me almost immediately right back in March that I had no idea at all what the normal rate of death was in the United Kingdom. Therefore, any statement about deaths from Covid, real or predicted, whether made by a member of SAGE, the Government or a wittering TV journalist, was meaningless to me. Way back then I looked it up on the Office of National Statistics (ONS) website. It’s in the high 1,600s per day which translates into over 600,000 per annum in a normal year (if any year is normal).

Just how high are excess deaths in 2020? | Lockdown sceptics 3 Dec 2020

Speaking of which, a rather unprepared professor who said he did not watch the British Prime Minister’s daily covid briefings because none of the figures presented were given any context, suddenly lost his internet connection:

And for a change of air: