By Jeff Childers
Good morning C&C, and Happy Tuesday! This morning’s roundup includes: corporate media makes the bad decision to smear Florida’s new jab guidance; a great decision from the 11th Circuit supporting Florida’s vaccine passport ban; setbacks for nasal covid vaxx; study shows bad odds for Bell’s Palsy victims; setbacks for trans rights in the military; UN begs fed to stop the pain; Russia continues shelling Ukraine, which prints stamps celebrating bridge attacks; Biden promises to send higher tech air defenses; California raises taxes; and an intriguing update on Nurse Tiffany Dover.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
💉 After almost three days of completely ignoring the story, corporate media has finally chosen the form of its destructor for Florida’s new guidance recommending against the jabs for men under 40, and finding a +84% chance of DYING from cardiac arrest using a well-established scientific method for establishing vaccine causality.
They’re going with trying to discredit Florida’s exceptionally well-credentialed Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo.
Dr. Ladapo made a great point on Tucker Carlson’s show yesterday. He said, “If it had been known two years ago or so, that this vaccine would increase cardiac deaths in young men by 84%, would they have approved it? The obvious answer is no.”
WATCH — Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo: “If it had been known two years ago or so, that this vaccine would increase cardiac deaths in young men by 84%, would they have approved it? The obvious answer is no.”
Ladapo has a point. Whatever else you want to say about the new guidance, the whether it’s “peer reviewed” or “sufficiently large,” the cluster of deaths after the jabs should have disqualified the shots. Which then raises the question of why they’re still on the market, but I digress.
I surveyed the headlines, almost all negative about the new guidance:
- * Yahoo News: “Florida surgeon general’s new COVID vaccine guidance sparks confusion”
- * Orlando Sentinel: “Feds rebuke Florida surgeon general’s advice to young men on COVID vaccine”
- * LA Times: “Column: In threat to public health, Florida publishes flawed and unscientific anti-vaccine ‘study’”
- * Miami Herald: “Scientists question Ladapo’s policy against certain COVID vaccines for men ages 40 and under”
- * MedPage Today: “Critics Fire Back at Florida’s COVID Vax Analysis”
- * Forbes: “Florida Surgeon General Warns Against Young Men Getting Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines, What’s His Justification?”
I only found one corporate media source that played it straight:
- * Newsweek: “Top Florida Doctor Warns Young Men COVID Vaccines Pose ‘High Risk’ of Death”
I reviewed the corporate media propaganda, I mean the stories, and it won’t surprise you that the complaints all criticize Florida’s research without offering a SINGLE OPPOSING STUDY. Sure, they wave their hands around the CDC, and claim the shots have been “well proven” to be “safe and effective” — like THAT’S fooling anybody these days — but never point to the high quality, gold-standard, peer-reviewed, journal-published research they demand from Florida.
Dr. Ladapo is pretty feisty. Late yesterday he’d already tweeted his responses to the “substantive” criticisms:
I love the discussion that we’ve stimulated. Isn’t it great when we discuss science transparently instead of trying to cancel one another? I’m going to respond to the more substantive critiques.🧵12:07 PM ∙ Oct 10, 202222,248Likes4,990Retweets
Meanwhile, joke candidate Charlie Crist called Ladapo a “quack:”
Our quack Surgeon General Ladapo is back with more misinformation. When I’m governor, I’ll appoint a surgeon general who isn’t a partisan ideologue and who will provide sound medical advice. floridapolitics.comTwitter flags anti-vaccine guidance from Joseph Ladapo as misinformationFlorida’s Surgeon General recommended against mRNA vaccines for those under 40….5:11 PM ∙ Oct 9, 20227,815Likes2,501Retweets
Since it’s a family blog, I can’t tell you what I really think of Mr. Crist.
💉 Yesterday, in more good news, Reuters reported that Norwegian Cruise Lines has finally lost its poorly-considered appeal against the State of Florida. NCL had sued Florida over its ban on commercial businesses requiring proof of vaccination. But yesterday, the 11th Circuit entered an order supporting Florida’s ban, finding that the law regulated commercial CONDUCT, and not, as Norwegian argued, anybody’s First Amendment SPEECH.
Free speech! It was a dumb idea from the start. One of the judges pointed out Norwegian is free to ask anybody they want about their vaccine status, as often as they like, but they can’t condition a cruise on it.
Just before the opinion issued, Norwegian dropped the vaccine requirement last week. They hung in there longer than any other cruise line.
It’s progress! But we’re not out of the woods yet. To give you an idea where we are, the decision was 2-1. The dissenting judge — an Obama appointee — wrote just last week that Florida’s vaccine passport ban would “lead to the spread of” covid, and he referred to the ban as a “heavy burden” on the cruise industry that provides only “minimal benefits.”
That kind of analysis from a judge at this stage of the pandemic is pretty shocking. But it tells us that some judges — fortunately, in the minority here — still believe we’re in a state of medical emergency in this country. At this point.
So. We’re winning. But we still have a lot of work to do.
💉 Vaccine specialist and FDA Vaccine Committee member Dr. Paul Offit seems to have finally reached a line of sorts. He’s made some public comments critical of the vaccines lately — in particular the new boosters — even using the derogatory phrase, “mouse data.” Here’s a little compilation for you:
It’s not good news for the jabs. When you’ve lost Dr. Offit, you’ve got problems.
🔬 A new study published in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery this month with the timely title, “Development of Facial Palsy Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Systematic Review.” It is a meta-study — a study roundup, if you like — of 38 other studies of Bell’s Palsy and related vaccine-induced illnesses. In total, 58 patients were included. The researchers compiled some interesting statistics.
The majority (53.45%) of cases had bilateral (both sides) facial palsy. Significantly, they happily reported that 76% of patients had “partially recovered.”
I appreciate a cheerful academic who sees the vial as ‘half full’ as much as the next blogger, but that’s a TERRIBLE statistic.
What that number means is that THREE QUARTERS of jab victims failed to completely recover from their vaccine-induced facial palsy. In other words, they have what appears at this point to be a permanent injury. And, it need hardly be said, but faces are kind of important. Especially to actors like Justin Bieber. And everybody else. The study reported that only 22% of patients in the surveyed studies had fully recovered.
Those aren’t good odds.
Don’t start with me about how partial recovery is okay, “maybe Justin will recover enough to resume his career without any serious problems” or some rubbish like that. The point is, he was injured by a defective, dangerous product, and it never should have happened. Even taking the rosy assumption of a successful partial recovery, just try to estimate the dollar value of a single lost year in Justin Bieber’s career.
Whatever that number is, it would be the lawsuit value, if Justin weren’t prohibited from suing the manufacturer of the defective, dangerous product that harmed him. But of course, he IS prohibited from suing.
💉 Uh-oh. Reuters ran a story this morning headlined, “AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine Suffers a Setback in Nasal Spray Trial.” Setbacks are what you DON’T want in your vaccine development.
What was the “setback?” According to Reuters, the setback was “initial testing on humans did not yield the desired protection.”
Oh. You know what else did not “yield the desired protection?” The regular jabs. But I digress.
Sounds like the nasal one doesn’t work. Reuters explained, an “antibody response in the respiratory mucous membranes was seen in only a minority of participants in the trial.” Sandy Douglas, chief investigator of the trial at Oxford University admitted, “The nasal spray did not perform as well in this study as we had hoped.”
As far as I’m concerned, they can take as much time as they need. I do not want it in the arm. I do not want it in the nose. I do not want it, Sam I Am.
🔥 The Post Millennial ran a story yesterday about a giant setback in trans rights, headlined “Biden admin requires trans women to register for draft if they were born male.”
Hahahahaha! The article’s subhead expands the humor, explaining ”US citizens or immigrants who are born male and changed their gender to female are still required to register. Individuals who are born female and changed their gender to male are not required to register.”
Oh man, you really can’t make this stuff up.
It’s contradictory because one of the first executive orders Biden signed when he occupied the White House directed the U.S. military to pretend that cross-dressing soldiers were the sex they are imitating, rather than their actual, biological gender. But I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. When it comes to registering for the draft, they aren’t interested in playing dress-up any more. That’s a nice skirt, but if you have — or ever had — the berries and the stem, you gotta sign up, Loretta.
That makes sense, because you don’t want people gender-bending just to evade mandatory service. Sorry, Klinger. The more curious part, to me, is why provide an exception for trans men (women) from the requirement? That’s the part that gives away the reality this is all make-believe.
Why not make women sign up for the draft if they want to wear pants and be called ‘Bruce’ and change their birth certificate?
🔥 The United Nations has had enough. It wants the Fed to stop increasing interest rates. The Wall Street Journal ran an article yesterday headlined, “U.N. Calls On Fed, Other Central Banks to Halt Interest-Rate Increases.” Except it’s really just about the Fed, not so much “other central banks.”
In its most recent annual report, the U.N. said the Fed’s recent rate increases pose “risks [of] significant harm to developing countries if it persists with rapid rate rises.” The real problem is that the Fed is at war with the rest of the world. The Fed isn’t interested in preventing harm to developing countries.
In a news conference following the U.N.’s announcement, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank DOES account for the impact of its policies on the rest of the world, thank you, but will keep lifting interest rates anyway. To bring inflation under control, he said.
You may have noticed that residential mortgage rates have skyrocketed, now in the 6%, 7% and even low 8% range. That’s a direct result of the Fed’s recent moves, described by the Biden Administration as necessary to “control inflation.” But that’s not the real reason.
The real reason the Fed is raising rates is to strengthen the dollar. Russia, China and other countries have been working diligently to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, and our government is fighting back. It’s complicated how it works, but the simple version is raising interest rates makes the dollar stronger relative to other currencies. That hurts other countries and makes the dollar more attractive.
You may have heard that it’s a good time to travel to Europe, because of the strong dollar. For instance, the dollar is currently stronger against the British pound than it has been in a long, long time. That helps us, but it’s badly hurting Europe. For instance, the Wall Street Journal also ran a story yesterday headlined, “Bank of England Further Expands Bond-Market Rescue.”
The article quoted the Bank of England, which stated that “Dysfunction in this market, and the prospect of self-reinforcing ‘fire sale’ dynamics pose a material risk to U.K. financial stability.” The dry term ‘a material risk to U.K. financial stability’ means ‘worst case scenario.’ Last week, the Bank of England almost folded and went out of business, requiring emergency financial measures to keep it afloat, such as printing even more money.
Britain’s financial problems are a direct result of the United States’ current monetary policy, which is more intended to control Russia and China than to control domestic inflation. As long as this conflict continues, the rates are likely to increase or at least stay high.
🚀 Russia continued its airstrikes on Ukrainian infrastructure targets all day yesterday. Meanwhile, it turns out that Ukraine already had new postage stamps celebrating the terrorist attack on the Kerch bridge ready to go:
So the Ukrainians aren’t doing so badly they can’t troll Russia with their postage stamps. You have to have your priorities.
🚀 In case you were confused about it, Joe Biden isn’t planning to just sit around while the Russians bomb his favorite Eastern European crack house, I mean ally. CNN ran a story yesterday headlined, “Biden Promises Ukraine ‘Advanced Air Defense Systems’ After Russian Missile Strikes.”
The article explains that Biden called with former rapper/comedian and Ukraine president Zelenskyy yesterday, promising the U.S. will quickly send its ally even more advanced anti-missile and anti-aircraft systems. CNN said the White House didn’t specify which air defense systems Biden discussed with Zelensky, but the U.S. has previously committed to sending some of its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, which can engage Russian cruise missiles.
Putin has said that if the U.S. provides anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine, it’s on like Donkey Kong. So.
📈 Gavin Newsom isn’t taking the world’s problems lying down, either. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a story headlined, “Gavin Newsom’s Stealth Tax Increase,” with the sub-headline, “The state quietly raises the marginal income tax rate to 14.4% in 2024.” That’s an INCREASE of +1.4%.
The hike is billed as only affecting high earners, but it also provides for the state to further raise payroll taxes on ALL employees, regardless of income. You have to hand it to Newsom, he has great timing. It seems like a terrific time to raise taxes. It’s not like we’re suffering crippling inflation and productive people are already fleeing the state.
🔥 One story that isn’t going away is that of nurse Tiffany Dover, who infamously collapsed on camera early in the pandemic while giving a press conference at her hospital about how much she appreciated her Pfizer shot she just got.
After she recovered, the tremulous nurse explained that she’d always been a fainter, often having an “over-reactive vagal response,” which she blamed for keeling over after the jab. Shortly after that, she was seen — motionless — in one distant, masked photo op with the hospital, again promoting the jabs, and since then she has been 100% missing in action.
LOTS of people have been looking for her ever since, without result. Jordan says it has been 650 days since anyone saw Tiffany, that we know of.
A couple months ago, NBC produced a five-part podcast ‘debunking’ the ‘conspiracy theory’ that Tiffany Dover is dead. The problem with the podcast was, despite crawling over every inch of Dover’s small Alabama town, NBC’s investigators never actually found Tiffany. But no matter; NBC finally relied on an over-lawyered hospital statement that Tiffany was just fine, and her employment status is undisclosed for privacy reasons.
So shut up.
Yesterday, on his Substack “the Dossier,” investigative journalist Jordan Shachtel published the first installment of his own two-part investigation. Jordan discovered Tiffany’s signature on two mortgage documents from August 2021 — eight months after her fainting episode. Based on the mortgage and other evidence, he speculates that Tiffany is under a strict NDA after getting a substantial settlement from the hospital. He thinks she’s probably vaccine-injured.
Here’s the link to Jordan’s article: [Nowhere to be found: What really happened to Tiffany Dover?](https://dossier.substack.com/p/nowhere-to-be-found-what-really-happened?r=46y49&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web)
According to Jordan, Tiffany’s nursing license expires next month, and must be renewed if she’s alive and well enough to keep working as a nurse. So next month we should know more — if and when a new nursing license hits public record.
Even if Tiffany only turns out to be vaccine injured, and not dead, CHI Memorial Hospital and its managers will still be exposed as the biggest frauds since Bernie Madoff. The scandal could put the hospital out of business.
As it should.
Have a terrific Tuesday! I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for more.
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