Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.
The White House, Big Tech, and our public health agencies have zero credibility left. I can’t think of anything worse when facing a threat. Credibility does not mean right or wrong, but it does mean no trust can exist.
The latest allegation* is that the viral load of the COVID Delta variant might be at least as high in the nose, which would explain its pernicious spread and near-total dominance today. And bear directly on vaccinated people spreading the Delta variant.
TEL AVIV—About half of adults infected in an outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Israel were fully inoculated with the Pfizer Inc. vaccine, prompting the government to reimpose an indoor mask requirement and other measures to contain the highly transmissible strain. Preliminary findings by Israeli health officials suggest about 90% of new infections were likely caused by the Delta variant...
NewMath (good enough in California) equates “rare” and “some” to half. Does the Pfizer vaccine work differently on Americans vs Israelis?
* Never trust a single study, see Why Most Published Research Findings Are False and RetractionWatch.com: 128 retracted COVID-related studies.
CDC has zero credibility
Vaccinated people can spread COVID and should mask up, says the CDC today. WTF?
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
If it’s rare for vaccinated people to spread COVID, then by definition there is no need for vaccinated people to mask up. If vaccinated people are protected, then no need to mask-up. But if it’s not rare, then the CDC would issue guidance to mask up. And that’s what is being said. A lot is left unsaid, which is perhaps more significant.
Could this turn into the worst-yet example of the experts being totally wrong, about vaccines? 2022...
A reasonable person could therefore speculate that vaccinated people intermingling with others could be spreading the pandemic. And therefore sickening and killing others. Great stuff, that “vaccine”. That’s progress? Last time I checked, a vaccine is supposed to prevent infection. Now we learn that it doesn’t.
BTW, is the CDC’s repudiation of the wildly unreliably PCR tests perhaps part of a psyops campaign to flatten the infection curve to make the vaccines look better than they are? That is, by reducing the garbage-science junk data used for fearmongering for 18 months?
A reasonable person might at least speculate that it is common for vaccinated people to get infected and spread the virus, which is a separate issue from severity. A reasonable person could also conclude that the CDC is feeding us a line of bull, perhaps to avoid mass panic. Or perhaps to double down on persuading even more people to get the vaccine.
And a reasonable person might start wondering whether vaccinated people might be making COVID a permanent and increasingly dangerous problem.
Thing is, with no credibility left, nothing the CDC says settles anything. And until Big Tech and the White House and FDA and CDC go back to science—fully and free uncensored exchange of ideas—then and only then can credibility return.
Don’t get me started on the idiotic premise that one jab of Pfizer or Moderna (not “fully vaccinated”) is somehow less good than the one-jab J&J vaccine—a policy apparently driven purely by financial considerations.
Higher COVID Rate Found In Some Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate might mean something, and it might not. But it is worrisome, and at least appears to repudiate the unrelenting “get the jab” coercive propaganda.
COVID is spreading fast in intensely vaccinated California. At least 36 counties in California now would qualify for purple tier status (bad), here in mid summer. Huh?
In my county of San Mateo, an astonishing 89% of people 12 and older are vaccinated, and COVID is spreading. Are you f*cking kidding me?! Where is our herd immunity? “Herd obedience” is where we are left, apparently with nothing to show for it in terms of stopping the spread.
A reasonable person might infer that the latest Big Lie is that vaccines can stop COVID. With nearly 60% of the USA now vaccinated, then if vaccines work to halt COVID, why is it spreading alarmingly fast? (or is it?) Hence the demonization of the unvaccinated as classic cognitive dissonance, which is eerily similar to the ugliest things in world history.
We now have to at least allow the hypothesis that the vaccines might not be a solution, and the outlier possibility that vaccines might be making things worse.
Could 1.2 million immigrants (many carrying COVID) be part of the spread problem? Why are we letting infected immigrants into the country, why are they not screened for COVID, and why the hell are we not requiring they be vaccinated, what with our wonderful vaccines? We even release infected immigrants into the country. Meanwhile, demonization of the Other Side continues.