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April 29, 2021

Open Thread 2021-032

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james @91

I clicked on your link and got "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."

Posted by: s | Apr 30 2021 19:51 utc | 101

@pessimist 100 Thanks for the link. Magnier is always interesting to read. Seems that Zarif is another westernized idiot.

Posted by: aquadraht | Apr 30 2021 19:59 utc | 102

@oldhippie, 6

Thank you for that link to the Nature paper. Very interesting reading. There was a reference to the fact that people with a severe reaction to SARS-CoV-2 had a higher level of antibodies which in turn could aggravate or cause virus-associated lung pathology. Was creating a high level of antibodies against this virus not the goal of the experimental gene therapy treatments?

Posted by: cirsium | Apr 30 2021 20:08 utc | 103


"Millions of lives could have been saved ..."

Why is there almost no worldwide prophylaxis and early treatment of the Coronavirus?

Watch Dr Tess Lawrie's incredibly powerful speech at the end of the First International Conference on Ivermectin for Covid-19.

In just over eight minutes it becomes clear why, thank God, the world will never be back to normal any time soon

The IICC Conference Day 2 - Dr Tess Lawrie

Watch the whole 2-day conference here

The Virus and the Parasite

Posted by: Hemiola | Apr 30 2021 20:10 utc | 104

@102 Try it without the superfluous backslash.

Posted by: dh | Apr 30 2021 20:13 utc | 105

Speaking of viruses -

Don't know who might find this useful or even interesting. Perhaps there is a Survivalist (not me) out there
that could use this in their toolkit.

I found it interesting.

Rediscovered Native American remedy kills poxvirus

For a deeper dive:

Purple Pitcher Plant stops pox virus (Smallpox, Monkeypox, etc) early at the mRNA transcription step.

They tried this on Sars and it doesn't work. Very specific to pox.

Posted by: librul | Apr 30 2021 20:28 utc | 106

The need for early treatment

Finally, the FLCCC scientific paper is published!

"Many examples of Ivermectin distribution campaigns leading to rapid population-wide decreases in morbidity and mortality indicate that an oral agent effective in ALL phases of Covid-19 has been identified."

The Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of Covid-19 Pierre Kory et al

The Virus and the Parasite

Posted by: Hemiola | Apr 30 2021 21:08 utc | 107

@librul #18

About resisting arrest

You ask a good question, but it's not sure it can be answered since it's like asking if the egg makes the chicken, or the other way around.

@oldhippie #22

« Resistance is almost entirely in the mind of the officer. »

The problem with American police officers is that they can encounter a person with the right to carry a firearm at any time. Suspect farts : officer shoots, and will not prosecuted because the jury will decide that he may have believed he was threatened.

And that's how genuine psychopaths can murder the first person they meet with impunity.

Want a proof? (Warning! Not for little girls) :

By court order, the last few seconds of the video, which is supposed to have shown the jury that the police officer may have thought he was in self-defense, are not shown.

The commonly accepted idea that white police officers tend to shoot blacks more easily than whites is not, to my knowledge, based on any credible statistics. On the other hand, it is clear that this idea is promoted and funded by the oligarchs. Ask about BLM funding.

And then I begin to understand. Our masters have a vested interest in making people believe that what divides society is skin color, not class antagonism.

Posted by: Leuk | Apr 30 2021 21:29 utc | 108

@Hemiola, 104, 107

thanks for the links to Dr Lawrie's speech and to the FLCC paper.

Regarding queries about Dr Yeadon, he is one of the signatories of this letter to the EMA

He and Dr Wodarg had earlier petitioned the EMA to stop the coronavirus vaccination plans

Posted by: cirsium | Apr 30 2021 21:31 utc | 109

james #91

Thank you for the yeadon link. It gave me an error msg at the site but I trawled through the list and opened it up ok.

And thank you to all the other commenters on this topic, it is so good to get the range of interpretive filters.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Apr 30 2021 21:45 utc | 110

The commonly accepted idea that white police officers tend to shoot blacks more easily than whites is not, to my knowledge, based on any credible statistics.
That is only because you are probably not interested in looking. In the last 5 years blacks shot by police was 36/million while whites shot by police was 15/million

Posted by: jinn | Apr 30 2021 21:58 utc | 111

@jinn #111

Most of the time, in the US, it's black people killing black people.
So, according to you, it's because black people hate black people.

Posted by: Leuk | Apr 30 2021 22:19 utc | 112

Cirsium @ 103

I am not the best person to help with this. Have read the paper three times all the way through and keep checking back. So much is beyond me.

However, a few things that might get you started.The vaccines aim to provoke production of just one antibody. That antibody is somewhat useful. And can also have unwanted effects. First line of defense against a viral infection is not antibodies, it is t-cells. There are lots of varieties of t-cells. I can’t keep them all straight. But t-cells first antibodies later.
It is a lot easier to test a sample for antibodies than to test t-cells for how they respond or don’t respond to an antigen. T-cells produce antibodies. They also attack virus directly, some keep it simple and kill infected cells. Understanding all avenues is important. Immunity is complex and multi-layered. The single vector tactic of our extant vaccines is not much.

To all who have attempted to read, thanks. The Nature Immunology article was published in print January 2021. Published online September 2020. Paper originally submitted June 2020. From research done before June 2020. So of course they mention no vaccine. In reality there is still no vaccine, it is abuse of the language to call any of the main inoculations vaccines. What I keep coming back to is the finding that 81% of the general population has substantial pre -existing immunity.

We also all have, or most of us have, substantial immunity to the common cold, which is a coronavirus. And we still get sick. Doesn’t that much matter how great our t-cells and antibodies are, First the infection takes hold, then the immune system gets busy. Lungs are easy to infect. Before your immune system knocks out the cold you get sick and shed buckets of virus, infecting those around you. Covid will not be different. Young people, thin people, people in good basic health all have an easier time of it with common colds. The old, obese, hypertensive, diabetic, all have a harder time with the common cold. Covid will be the same.

Posted by: oldhippie | Apr 30 2021 22:31 utc | 113

Most of the time, in the US, it's black people killing black people.
So, according to you, it's because black people hate black people.

Whaoooh Nelly. You moved the goal post to the other end of the field and out of the stadium...

You made a claim that was easy to show was false. Now you assert that means something "according" to me. The only thing it means is you made a false statement. It does not mean anything other than I showed you making a false statement, which when caught you make another false statement to try to cover your tracks.

I get very tired of people just blatantly lying. You have the internet at your disposal at least try to find out if what you are saying is true. If you can't be bothered to find out if what you are spouting is even close to correct then don't act surprised when you are labeled as a liar.

Posted by: jinn | Apr 30 2021 22:39 utc | 114

@Jinn. take your own advise about the internet. Just watch your local infotainment channel. A black person is more likely to die at the hands of another black person than a white OR a Cop. It aint whitebread cvhickenshyte hawkenberries doing most of the domestic shootings, overseas sure but not at home. Just sayin.

That being said it aint about race it's about Class. I guarantee that most people killed by COPS are poor, their color make ZERO difference.

Guaranteed....but please do go on ignoring the truth so you can virtue signal about Race really means squat to probably 85 95% of us. No Cap.

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Apr 30 2021 22:53 utc | 115

@ 101 s - not sure why, but i see uncle tungsten had a similar problem, but finally got to it.. thanks uncle tungsten.

here is it again.. UPDATED: Michael Yeadon: 'Convergent Opportunism' Or Conspiracy?

if that doesn't work try googling and search using michael yeadons name.. article is from april 8th...

Posted by: james | Apr 30 2021 23:20 utc | 116

@jinn #114

Of course this is not your statement, but it is your logic, this is what I meant, what everyone will have understood except you.

Didn't it occur to you that police officers are confronted most of the time with delinquents rather than with cheerleaders or the Red Cross?

Blacks are about 14 % of the population, and over 50% of murder offenders.

It is not because the statistics are structurally racist.

The why can be discussed (like you, I see purely social causes), but cannot be denied.

It seems to me that on this site, barflies make an effort not to match reality to their desires or fantasy.

Posted by: Leuk | Apr 30 2021 23:23 utc | 117

A black person is more likely to die at the hands of another black person than a white OR a Cop
What has that got to do with anything I said???

When did I ever even vaguely hint that was not true?

You guys are so invested in your lies that when caught you go completely crazy with your response.

Posted by: jinn | Apr 30 2021 23:26 utc | 118

Of course this is not your statement, but it is your logic, this is what I meant, what everyone will have understood except you.

That does not tin anyway make what you said before factually correct.
What it does is
just adds another statement that has no factual basis.

Posted by: jinn | Apr 30 2021 23:30 utc | 119

@ 100 the pessimist... thanks for the link to ejmagniers post on the zarif tape from the past week.. it is worth the read as you note...

here is michael hudsons latest from yesterday - april 20th.

The Honest Sector

Posted by: james | Apr 30 2021 23:32 utc | 120

old hippie I always read and get something out of your posts. Wish you were my neighbor but my neighbors are trees and I'm happy for that... anyhow-- appreciate you.

Posted by: migueljose | Apr 30 2021 23:32 utc | 121

@Jinn.....Ok bud

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Apr 30 2021 23:34 utc | 122

@116 j

Thanks, got it.

Posted by: spudski | Apr 30 2021 23:43 utc | 123

learn about fake news--

'fake news' at Tulane University this fall for students interested in 'media

Posted by: arby | Apr 30 2021 23:51 utc | 124

there is a word in Russian: презренье. It roughly translates as "contempt" but it's much harsher. USA has презренье toward Russia and Russia for some reason doesn't understand it or refuses to understand it. Thus, no real communication between the two is possible due to презренье. Russia shouldn't even waste its time with USA; USA will never listen to them, will only try to cheat and will lie to them as much as possible. When you dont have respect toward somebody they mean nothing to you.

Posted by: Zapekk | Apr 30 2021 23:59 utc | 125

Posted by: ADKC | Apr 29 2021 23:20 utc | 39

I also made it to about 37 minutes before deciding he was treading way too far into the political conspiracy world for me to continue. He made some interesting and seemingly valid points prior to that, but it really took a left turn there.

This having been said, he was never the "chief scientist of Phizer." He did run a division dedicated to asthma and chronic respiratory conditions, and he had the title of VP of that division as well as starting up another company that was acquired by another multinational pharma firm, but he was never a specialist in vaccines or infectious diseases, nor was he the overall VP of Phizer or its Chief Scientist (I have no idea whether such a position even exists). I was aware of him prior to your post, and it was when I did some further digging, I wondered to myself why it was so important for one side of the COVID issue to change up his title and role to confer additional perceived credibility. He has also refused requests from Reuters and another outlet that I am aware of for interviews, which to me is odd. Clearly Reuters has a pro-corporate, pro-NATO, pro-neocon/neolib agenda, but to not even grant an interview? I wish I knew more about him, but you would have to subtract a LOT of the deaths attributed to COVID-19 (and for which there was no other explanation other than another virus, pneumonia (caused by?), or severely compromised immune system) for his initial predictions to come across as credible. His predictions were way off the mark (too low).

Also, the numbers in Brazil and India right now tell a different story, and what valid reasons would those countries have to lie about them? Both of those countries didn't do much of a lockdown and Bolsonaro encouraged the spread of whatever this virus really is from the start. It's not international/corporate media where I'm reading most of the stories about those places either.

I guess we'll all have to hope for the best for ourselves and friends/families and that in a year or two from now there will be more accurate and plentiful analyses of what really happened.

Posted by: K_C_ | May 1 2021 0:01 utc | 126


OK bud. You won.

But explain to me what you were trying to prove by saying that « In the last 5 years blacks shot by police was 36/million while whites shot by police was 15/million », which was not disputed by anyone. This way, I won't be able to distort your words.

Posted by: Leuk | May 1 2021 0:02 utc | 127

Leuk @ 108 said;"
"And then I begin to understand. Our masters have a vested interest in making people believe that what divides society is skin color, not class antagonism."

BINGO Leuk!!!!! Oh, how I wish more people could grasp this... Especially groups that have pull, like BLM....

Posted by: vetinLA | May 1 2021 0:04 utc | 128

But explain to me what you were trying to prove by saying that « In the last 5 years blacks shot by police was 36/million while whites shot by police was 15/million », which was not disputed by anyone.

Do you have amnesia? Previously you claimed:
"The commonly accepted idea that white police officers tend to shoot blacks more easily than whites is not, to my knowledge, based on any credible statistics."

I pointed out that if you bothered to look you would easily find the statistics.

Posted by: jinn | May 1 2021 0:07 utc | 129

@ Posted by: Mina | Apr 30 2021 13:19 utc | 68

Hey Mina. Dr Kory referred to organizing pneumonia — cryptogenic organizing pneumonia.

Posted by: suzan | May 1 2021 0:26 utc | 130


You’re boring.

Posted by: Leuk | May 1 2021 0:46 utc | 131

«... no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings » by police officers : Proceedings of the Natioal Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Posted by: Leuk | May 1 2021 1:15 utc | 132

A statistical approach investigating whether officer characteristics are related to the race of civilians fatally shot by police :

From the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Posted by: Leuk | May 1 2021 1:38 utc | 133

@107 Hemiola
Great news - thanks for the link and for all your contributions on this topic.

Posted by: Grieved | May 1 2021 1:49 utc | 134

Regardless of racial angle, American police shoots way to much and all to often, is unnecessarily brutal. Last January there was a ridiculous example in Rochester, NY. Police came to a black household to question mom about something (that part is murky). 9 year old daughter run out shouting "I want my Dad", and Rochester finest managed to put her under control by throwing her face down on the snowy ground and cuffing her hands behind her back. Then they put her on the back seat of the patrol car, while the girl kept shouting "I want my Dad". HOWEVER, they could not close the door as the girl put her feet out to obstruct it. She was admonished "do not behave like a child", but answered "I am a child" (seems that she had more brains than her captor). So they pepper sprayed her face and made her wait more than 20 minutes for medical aid (couldn't they wash her face with the snow?).

Any parent knows how to handle his/her child without handcuffs and pepper spray, and could get a hell of trouble by resorting to those aids. In public, no less. But not the police. No wonder that any type of a larger problem, say, involving someone 13 years old or even older, can escalate with fatal results. For example, a citizen is found on a sidewalk, asleep. After a while, several patrol cars are engaged including a canine unit and eventually the culprit (sleeping on a sidewalk is arrestable infraction) is clobbered to death.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | May 1 2021 2:01 utc | 135

@116 james

Thanks for repeatedly trying to post that write-up of the Michael Yeadon interview. For those still confused this is the link that works:
Michael Yeadon: 'Convergent Opportunism' Or Conspiracy?

I recommend this read, it distills out from the spoken word the pith of what Yeadon is trying to say - saves a lot of time. Thanks also to commenters who posted his interviews, here and in previous threads.


Yeadon - what to make of this man? My take is that he is a sincere and decent man whose eyes have been opened by a light far brighter than he ever dared to think he would see. He's correct in many things, but the trick for all of us in our concern for survival is to know where he's correct and where he makes a leap too far. Especially considering that, one day, his warnings may be the only words left standing in a new feudal age, with its decimated population brought low by serial pandemics, possibly contrived but certainly exploited.

Most people come to the red pill by stages, and take it in some pivotal event, like Neo with Morpheus or like the first time someone dropped acid - and so they cross over into seeing the Matrix they've been living in as reality all this time. But some people evolve through innocent observation, immersion and reflection and suddenly find themselves with a mind full of the unthinkable, trying to make sense of a Matrix that insists on revealing itself, and I suspect Michael Yeadon is such a person.


One commenter at that link said that he trusted Michael's epidemiology but not so much his political analysis. I agree. Yeadon has been thrown into a situation where everything he observes about this pandemic rings so untrue to him that he can only go to the ultimate conclusion that the rulers of the world are conspiring to kill the majority of the population, in order to solve multiple resource and wealth-distribution challenges.

One is tempted to agree with the suspicion. Let me say that again - one is tempted to agree with the suspicion.

I think Michael Yeadon is not the most seasoned prophet in this field - we can read plenty of far more nuanced views - but also that he may be on something like the right track.

When I listen to him and look at him in video, he seems like a decent, geeky scientist faced with a horror bigger than he thought possible. And as he says himself, he's only recently realized that he's in a kind of a trap. He's trying to get out of the trap by surrendering wholesale to what he sees as truth, and this is his only anchor in a world revealed suddenly as insane. It's a very brave and very untrod path he's taken, I suspect. I feel very sad for him, and protective of him, and of course grateful that good people still exist.

He's adrift in a world of the Body Snatchers and he's one of the few who didn't fall into the capturing sleep yet, but he fears its approach.

Posted by: Grieved | May 1 2021 2:16 utc | 136

Article on gun violence;

Posted by: vetinLA | May 1 2021 3:01 utc | 137

Here's another;

An excerpt;

Posted by: vetinLA | May 1 2021 3:04 utc | 138

the pessimist #100

Thank you for the link re Zarif. Sounds about right, put your trust in USA and get decapitated ++.

Ask Gaddafi.

Zarif must be just entirely stupid to have thought there could be any other outcome.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 1 2021 3:06 utc | 139

May 1st - what happens on May Day?

Posted by: librul | May 1 2021 4:59 utc | 140

gringo to Ozzie,

“We really like using you guys”, “It’s like this: the British have the gurkhas; we’ve got the Australians.”
So do the Aussies get a hug and a kiss?

Not exactly.

The Iraqi government recently blacklisted the Australian Wheat Board Ltd. (AWB) because a U.N. investigation implicated the latter in a bribes-for-wheat scheme with the Saddam Hussein regime. The ban deep-sixed a one million ton deal, and dropped AWB’s shares eight percent on the Australian Stock Exchange. Similar bribes by Turkish and Jordanian companies were ignored, as was embargo busting by U.S. oil companies.

According to the Financial Times, one source close to the AWB charges that Iraq imposed the ban at the urging of U.S. wheat interests. “The U.S. is going to attempt to secure maximum commercial advantage” from the AWB ban, he said, adding, “so much for t he coalition of the willing.”

With ‘friends’ like this….




Posted by: denk | May 1 2021 5:13 utc | 141

Re post 104 and 126
It is very clear that there is an agenda worldwide to vaccinate the population either by hook or crook.
In India the spread is beyond control and there is community spread. Still testing is being carried out
for record purposes. In another one or two months the people will either get natural immunity or there
will be a real pandemic death countrywide. In the meanwhile PM modi has announced jab for above 18 year old people from first May but as usual in India
there is no vaccine availability.

Posted by: R M Rao | May 1 2021 6:11 utc | 142

"Bill Gates is lying to you about vaccines"

Krystal Ball exposes the scam at the Hill - rising- and doesn't spare the lash.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 1 2021 9:28 utc | 143

Grieved #135

Amen to that. I guess Yeadon has read the depth of his isolation from the attitude of his still working peers and their refusal to speak out. It takes a mere virus to destroy a kingdom when honesty is asleep.

However I was reassured by his blunt myth busting proposals about the variance 'theory' necessitating top ups. I can also see why the west is so adamantly blocking the traditional vaccine science implemented by Russia, China and others and its silence on the Ziverdo kit by Dr Borody. This entire fiasco is at least about gouging the public dollar into the corporate treasure house and national governments in the west are gung ho for that strategy. Sickening.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 1 2021 9:42 utc | 144

Anyone else caught this insanity? It's over a TV show called "Viewpoint" about police surveillance & not since "The Conversation" in 1974 have I seen a good attempt to consider the fine line between subject and object, how by being an observer you actually become a participant, until I watched a couple of episodes of "Viewpoint".

Then this happens:

"ITV cancels tonight’s Viewpoint finale in light of Noel Clarke allegations ‘It is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode,’ spokesperson said"

Like most crime cop shows Viewpoint is a whodunnit in this case across several levels observer & participant, but just like the 'evil' bloke in Bedazzled who gets his rocks off tearing the last page out of all the mystery novels in public libraries, ITV management have elected to deny their viewers the opportunity to discover *what happens* in the last episode of their show. The audience had sat through so many commercials in the first 4 episodes, ITV prolly already made a profit.

Why do this? The alleged sexual harasser still got paid for all his work including the banned episode, the only types effected by this crazy call are loyal viewers.
N.B. as a downloader I managed to get the final episode from usenet/torrent sources so I'm OK & I didn't get subjected to any commercials from any episodes.

However decent *law abiding folk* have once again copped the rough end of the pineapple & everyone (read the news reports) seems to think it normal.
All that will happen from this is more people will be pissed off at sexual harassment 'witch hunts'. Is that the object? Make calling arseholes to account, a game not worth the candle so degenerate elites have no worries?

Posted by: Debsisdead | May 1 2021 9:48 utc | 145

About Yeadon, the website itself "planet lockdown" says all. Many places are not and have not been in lockdown, but the Western MSM tell everywhere govs have adopted their prevention model (starting with the interdiction of cultural events!) to have people swallow the bitter medicine. In fact, even in Europe, some countries have left museums open and continued to have cultural events.
What he says about the sanitary passport is true, but sounds much too late! France is experimenting it for travels to Corsica (vaccine or test), UK and Israel have put it in place, and the EU has been discussing it at the parliament to pretend it has a democratic function, but explained at the higher level since weeks already that it will be ready for 15 june.
The US of course want to have it for travellers, and they will claim that it was the EU and IATA who asked for it...

The small problem is that, unlike UK and Isr, they haven't offered the vaccination to ppl under 60, in most countries, because of lack of doses. So it sounds hard to implement something that will allow only the boomers to attend concerts, go to museums or travel.
The EU probably found a way here to control the movement of refugees a little better without having to let them drown at sea or starve them in refugee camps.

But after all we've seen in one year, this may just happen.
On top of that, fake "negative tests" are easy to get.
I guess those who can't travel or have access to non-TV culture will be left with the option of demonstrating.

Posted by: Mina | May 1 2021 10:33 utc | 146

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 1 2021 9:28 utc | 142

Thanks for the link on krystal ball hammering Bill Gates and his defense of patent protection. I went through a few months when I watched her and Saagar almost every night, bought their book and read half of it, then finally got tired of their show-- mostly tired of how she created space for sortof lost right wing populist nerds along with the less palatable sold out DNC smarties. I keep hoping she'll walk away and be her own woman. That said, her take on Bill Gates is spot on and should be a required watch in every 7th grade curriculum.

Posted by: migueljose | May 1 2021 12:18 utc | 147

Must see, on the politics involved

India finally tries it.. hope it is not too late?

Why would Merk prefer to sell a cheap drug rather than produce a new antiviral that will be sold at a higher price?

Posted by: Mina | May 1 2021 12:29 utc | 148

Colombia is screaming.
Remember 1998, Plan Colombia? CIA mouthpiece Wikipedia gives a revealing history that lays out the same old imperial blueprint: arm the thugs, make them your army, make them behave. worth the time to read.

The main public figure involved in Plan Colombia who is still active--sort of-- is Joe Biden. He was Bill Clinton's toady back then along with Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond.
"The final version of Plan Colombia was seen as considerably different, since its main focuses would deal with drug trafficking and strengthening the military.[11] When this final version was debated on the U.S. Senate floor, Joseph Biden spoke as a leading advocate of the more hardline strategy." Biden bragged for years about being the author of Plan Colombia. In early March of this year his administration "enthusiastically" supported the re-start of aerial fumigation, using round-ups cancer causing glyphosate to spray large areas of Colombia. Colombians are outraged.

Colombia is a failed state, similar in many ways to Ukraine. The U.S. imperial footprint is huge there but recent actions have been abismal failures: attacks into Venezuela thwarted and exposed daily, assassinations of normal union organizers, late stage fascism.

The Orinoco Tribune has a picture in the above link:
Banner reading “The narco-paramilitary state will fall” hung from a bridge in Bogotá on the morning of April 28.

Colombian citizens began protesting in the streets. Puppet president Duque responded with repression. Now the people are doing general strikes.

Posted by: migueljose | May 1 2021 13:11 utc | 149

A question, at 20' here, he quotes a paper mentioning a contra-indication with TB/BCG vaccine. That means a lot of people, no? Isn't it one of the most common in USA as in the EU?

Posted by: Mina | May 1 2021 13:33 utc | 150

More on deceptive use of statistics here

Posted by: Mina | May 1 2021 13:35 utc | 151

As a matter of interest r.e.Orthodox Choir music.
My late mother was the choir mistress in the Enismore Gardens, London, Russian Orthodox Church under the auspices of the Patriarchate of Moscow and the administration of the late Metropolitan Anthony Bloom from the late fifties, sixties and into the seventies.
As a professional musician she transcribed all the chants into modern musical script and they were sent to Moscow.
My understanding is her work made the organisation of Byzantian Church music as introduced by Peter the Great much more, for want of a better word, standardised throughout the Russian Dioceses.

Posted by: Beibdnn | May 1 2021 13:54 utc | 152

@Hemiola 104

Thanks for the links to Dr Lawrie's speech; she calls for the end of melting private and public research when it comes to health. Unfortunately, that is not on the EU's agenda, quite the opposite.

Posted by: Mina | May 1 2021 14:30 utc | 153

It has been raining bullcrap in Oz for years now, but this one takes the cake...


We've finally stood up to China !
For what....single handedly feeding the Oz 'miracle' over two decades ?

Oz keep bleating about how its 'national interest, sovereignty and values blah blah are not negotiable'.
Say who ?
Those who have been blissfully brown nosing uncle sham's butt. !

In the kingdom of blind, the one eyed shall be KIng...
It takes tiny NZ to teach the Ozzies some basic decency and to get some backbone....

Mahuta to Payne

Some sovereignty...when you keep jumping to big bro's tune. !

Posted by: denk | May 1 2021 15:03 utc | 154

@ 126 k_c_ - that is how i am seeing all this somewhat as well.. however - i like what grieved said..

@ 136 grieved... thanks for saying all that.. it is quite thoughtful and i relate to what you say as well..

@ 153 Beibdnn... your mom was an impressive lady in what she was able to do in her life..

Posted by: james | May 1 2021 15:15 utc | 155

ut @ 143; Thanks for the link. Yep, here we go again. Public $ spent, private corps reap the profits.

Posted by: vetinLA | May 1 2021 15:40 utc | 156

Dismissing the Covidiot (petty bourgeois) myth that containing the pandemic is a zero-sum game:

There was no trade-off

A new study by the medical journal, The Lancet, finds that where firm suppression of COVID was applied, countries were able to recover economically better and quicker than in countries where only 'mitigation' of the pandemic was applied.

The link to the study is in the post.

Posted by: vk | May 1 2021 15:50 utc | 158

@ 143 uncle tungsten... that video is quite good.. thanks..

Posted by: james | May 1 2021 15:52 utc | 159

Wonderful!! Beibdnn @ 152!

Posted by: juliania | May 1 2021 19:46 utc | 160

vk @ 158

Did you bother to read the Lancet article? By their reasoning the best course should have been elimination of the virus. Presumably they mean extinction. Until the virus is extinct local and regional (national) campaigns to ‘eliminate’ the virus must continue. Continue until the end of time. The Lancet article posits ‘civic solidarity’ that enables said elimination.

Civic solidarity does not exist in the West. It just does not matter if the observer is a Marxist of the proper school, a petty bourgeois or a covidiot. There ain’t no civic solidarity here. A course of action that depends on a toolbox that does not exist is just a pipe dream.

Michael Roberts is a total idiot.

Posted by: oldhippie | May 1 2021 20:29 utc | 161

Mina @ 150

Calmette-Guérin vaccine is exceedingly rare in US. For foreign born citizens and residents this is a real concern. Older patients are more likely to have had a BCG inoculation, and of course they are the most at risk. There is testing to determine if an individual has had a BCG.

Endless quibbles and quiddities. Risk applies to those who self medicate. There is risk in having a doctor who is a moron. In general ivermectin is far safer than normal tap water. Safer than much fresh air.

Posted by: oldhippie | May 1 2021 20:52 utc | 162

The situation in India cannot be used to terrify the endemic countries (e.g. in Europe, USA) or justify a third lockdown because the deaths per million in India is vastly lower and has a long way to go before they reach the level of the endemic countries:

Short Video on India Situation: What does the Current Data Say?

Posted by: ADKC | May 1 2021 23:11 utc | 163

ErDOGan is still up to his evil.

More here.

In his latest war crime and again breaching another signed treaty between Syria and Turkey the water sharing treaty of 1978, the Turkish madman Erdogan has reduced the flow of the Euphrates water into Syria from 500 cubic meters/ second at minimum to 200 cubic meters/ second, the governor of Riqqa province Abdul Razzak Khalifa told SANA.

Mr. Khalifa added: ‘The reduction of the water flow of the Euphrates River from 500 cubic meters per second to 200 cubic meters per second is affecting the drinking and irrigation water levels in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, and Hasakah, and it has also affected the running of the hydro-electric power generators in the Euphrates Dam which brought them to a complete shutdown.’

Of the main affected sectors is the Syrian strategic wheat crops irrigated from the Euphrates waters and planted over 30 thousand hectares, the head of the Farmers Union in Deir Ezzor Khazzan Al-Sahu told reporters.

These war crimes are not reported in mainstream media as it exposes the real US-led war of terror and war of attrition waged by NATO countries and their regional stooges against Syria to achieve their long-planned ‘regime change’ in the country, especially after all their previous methods have failed in a whole decade to achieve it, including flooding Syria with over 350,000 anti-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood and Wahhabi terrorists with costs on their own taxpayers in tens of billions of dollars, that’s in addition to the 138 billion paid by the Saudi and Qatari regimes, the most retard political regimes in the world, between 2010 and 2017, which was exposed by the former Qatari PM Hamad Bin Jassim who was leading the hyenas regional pack against Syria until he was removed from office for failing to fulfill his mission.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 2 2021 2:08 utc | 164

Post 142 update.
Ultimately govt of India has decided to use ivermectin in case of asymptomatic and mild covid cases but it is a govt circular/advisory and no publicity has so far given in media unlike jab news which covered daily in front pages of newspapers and prime TV news.

Posted by: R M Rao | May 2 2021 4:22 utc | 165

About BCG, does the counter-indication means that someone should not "get a BCG jab" while taking ivermectin, or that someone taking ivermectin should not have received a BCG jab (ever?)

Posted by: Mina | May 2 2021 11:07 utc | 166

Reuters is for headline-readers

Indian scientists flag virus mutations that could ‘evade immune response’

Scary stuff, right?
That's it's purpose's

If you understand the article, you find that the headline was just what the fright-doctor ordered.
People in fear can be controlled by those that offer them safety.

""Unless you culture those viruses and test them in the lab, you can't say for sure. At this point, there is no reason to believe that they are expanding or if they can be dangerous, but we flagged it so that we keep our eye on the ball," he said."

Posted by: librul | May 2 2021 13:03 utc | 167

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