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A massive public health fail – losing touch with reality!

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The vaccine passport system won’t cut Covid 19 transmission. It is simply the most recent step in a long series of attempts to stop Covid 19 from tipping our long neglected and already fragile hospital system over.

The National Post quotes the Premier of Alberta admitting his government proceeded with vaccine passports as a way to stop the transmission of the virus and ‘forcing’ young people to take the ‘jab(s);’

“I thought that the best way to persuade the vaccine hesitant to come forward was through persuasion and not by making people feel they were being compelled to do so. Unfortunately that has not worked,” Kenney told National Post in an interview Friday morning. “So, we regrettably came to the conclusion that the only way to cut viral transmission, without destroying businesses, people’s livelihoods, was a program like this.”

Tyler Dawon, Jason Kenney on why he brought in vaccine passports for Alberta: ‘We just ran out of options’

Jeffrey Tucker writing for The Brownstone Institute summarizes the situation in the United States:

At each stage of control, there were new claims that we’ve finally found the answer, the key technique that would finally slow and stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Nothing worked, as the virus seemed to follow its own course regardless of all these measures. Indeed there was no observable difference anywhere in the world based on whether and to what extent any of these measures were deployed. 

Finally came the pharmaceutical interventions, voluntary at first but gradually mandatory, just as with each previous protocol began as a recommendation until it was mandated. 

At no point in these 19 months have we seen a clear admission of failure on the part of government officials. Indeed, it’s mostly been the opposite, as the agencies double down, claiming effectiveness while citing no data or studies, while social media companies backed it all by taking down contrarian posts and brazenly deleting accounts of people who dare cite dissenting science. 

Jeffrey Tucker, The Meaning of the FDA Resignations

The vaccines haven’t stopped the transmission of Covid 19; why would vaccine passports?

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Desperate people who have lost touch with reality will ‘double down’ on ineffective strategies because they simply don’t know what to do next. No one wants to admit the obvious – the public health strategies have failed to ‘cut’ virus transmission and our long neglected hospital systems are being overwhelmed. Who can be blamed and scapegoated? When governments and public health officials do this we are in for a lot of trouble as a society.

Israel is a case in point – a warning to Canada and the rest of the world. An article from the popular journal Science quotes the Israeli Minister of Health:

“Now is a critical time,” Israeli Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz said as the 56-year-old got a COVID-19 booster shot on 13 August, the day his country became the first nation to offer a third dose of vaccine to people as young as age 50. “We’re in a race against the pandemic.”

His message was meant for his fellow Israelis, but it is a warning to the world. Israel has among the world’s highest levels of vaccination for COVID-19, with 78% of those 12 and older fully vaccinated, the vast majority with the Pfizer vaccine. Yet the country is now logging one of the world’s highest infection rates, with nearly 650 new cases daily per million people. More than half are in fully vaccinated people, underscoring the extraordinary transmissibility of the Delta variant and stoking concerns that the benefits of vaccination ebb over time.

Meredith Wadman, A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta

Is this the solution – more boosters and then boosters for the booster? This strategy fits the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results!

Premier Kenny admits that the vaccine passports are really to ‘control’ young people;

Kenney says he believes the vaccine passport is going to be effective in convincing younger Albertans to get vaccinated — those between 20 and 35 are languishing at less than 70 per cent with a single dose, and less than 61 per cent with both doses.

“The proof of vaccination program … it seems to be pretty effective at getting the attention of that cohort, who want to socialize, they want to go out to bars, and it inconveniences their social life if they don’t get vaccinated.”

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/hit-a-wall-kenney-relents-on-vaccine-passports-to-mitigate-alberta-hospitals-grave-collapse

Why don’t we just admit like Premier Kenny that it isn’t about stopping Covid 19 – it’s about controlling citizens living in a country with a crumbling neglected health care system!

Then perhaps more effective public health policy decisions and strategies can be developed to deal with the real world we find ourselves in.

Randall Denley: Keeping the unvaccinated at bay won’t aid the vaccinated | National Post

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Finally someone is making sense about the real motive behind the vaccine passport. It’s pure wishful thinking with a side serving of mean-mindedness.

Randall Denley writes;

If Ford was being completely frank, he would have admitted that it was just easier to give into growing pressure from hyper-cautious public health officials, political opponents and the significant portion of the public that reflexively endorses any public health measure that offers the illusion of safety.

Let’s face it: People want to see the unvaccinated get a kick in the pants, and here it is in the form of excluding them from any activity that could be remotely described as fun.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/randall-denley-keeping-the-unvaccinated-at-bay-wont-aid-the-vaccinated?

Denley’s analysis of the ‘efficacy’ of the vaccines also highlights how easily hyper-cautiousness can be sold using statistics.

Numbers the government released Wednesday substantiate that. Fully vaccinated people end up in the ICU at the rate of 1.3 per million of population. Only 4.5 per million go to the hospital at all and 16.6 per million contract symptomatic COVID. Those are pretty fantastic odds of avoiding the virus.

Ibid

Yes they sure seem to be fantastic. But in order to truly assess how fantastic we must compare the odds to something else. Denley continues:

By comparison, the unvaccinated have a 42 times greater chance of needing ICU care for COVID, a 27 times higher chance of going to hospital and a seven times higher chance of symptomatic COVID.

Ibid

From this comparison – It looks like an unvaccinated person almost certain to get really sick with Covid 19 and end up in the hospital ICU. You could ‘bet on it!’ But this ‘comparison’ promotes an illusion of danger just as much as vaccine passports give an illusion of safety.

If you compare ‘apples to apples’ and cite the probability of ending up in the ICU (or hospitalized or getting Covid 19) as one chance out of a specified number of individuals – a different picture emerges. My calculations are below, please check my results for yourself. More people need to do their own math and not take the government’s or anybody’s word at face value.

By my calculations given that data provided by the government if you’re vaccinated you have one chance out of 77,000 of ending up in the ICU from Covid 19 as compared to the unvaccinated person who has one chance out of 18,000 of ending up in ICU. How safe do you want you need to be? And risk management is all about weighing the risks and making your own decision.

The risk of an unvaccinated person being hospitalized is 1 out of 8230. We can compare this to the risk of a person dying of sunstroke In the United States during the year 2019 which was 1 chance out of 8248. Who worries over dying of sunstroke? We would – if the media, politicians and public health bureaucrats stoked the public fear about it.

Is risking the serious side effects of the vaccine worth increasing your odds of avoiding getting seriously ill or hopsitalized with Covid 19? How you decide depends on how the risks are presented to you?

Denley concludes:

[W]hat rational person would shut down the economy or close schools when 76 per cent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, 83 per cent have one shot and the numbers are rising every day? Economic and school shutdowns were a blunt tool when no one was vaccinated. They would make no sense now.

Ibid

Have economic and school shutdowns along with mandated vaccination programs and passports made sense at anytime in dealing with this pandemic?

But politicians and bureaucrats have utilized lockdowns, mandated vaccination programs and passports to take the attention away from a long neglected and increasingly fragile health care system in crisis!

Covid 19 didn’t cause our hospitals and long term care homes to be ‘over-taxed’. Covid 19 was the tipping point that exposed years of neglect and poor planning. And there are a lot of ‘political’ reasons for distracting the public from paying attention to these leadership failures.

Elizabeth Payne (Aug 31, 2021) of The Ottawa Sun reports;

At the end of the day, the silver lining of this pandemic is that it has brought to light the dismal condition that health care is actually in. Hopefully, after this pandemic is over, we will build on it and fix what is broken and move forward and build on that so the next time — and there will be a next time — we are ready for it and we won’t be in an unsafe situation like this ever again.

https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/pandemic-revealed-the-desperate-state-of-ontarios-health-care-system-authors/wcm/460eee43-16d7-4e79-836b-93c5d45455a4?fbclid=IwAR3nyO9KfUjqzyR_B3mBHTuXGLEGbbmV4vol1H-UmzbPSGoeBkysBFywWd4

What do you think?

Should we all just stick our heads in the sand, get vaccinated and ignore the real problems facing our society?

Why it’s now more likely you’ll face coronavirus — even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19 | CBC News

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A virus evolves according to well established evolutionary principles. Selective pressure from the environment drives this evolution. This is a dynamic that most news media commentators don’t pay attention to and some public health officials ignore when ‘informing the public.’

The virus is assumed to be a static entity which is dealt with by a set of environmental controls that are to limit its spread and decrease the prevalence of the virus. Few consider the effect the environmental controls have on the virus itself as time goes by. The virus changes in response to it’s environment. Lauren Pelley’s article in the CBC news is an example of this lapse in reasoning.

Experts say that keeping some precautions in place would help protect vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, including millions of Canadian children, by preventing some potential transmission. And getting infected post-vaccination by this aggressive variant doesn’t mean you’ll actually wind up seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 — in fact, the latest data shows it’s still unlikely. “You will get a large number of people who are unvaccinated getting quite sick, and even people who are vaccinated will get sick,” said Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist with Sinai Health System in Toronto. “How many people over the next few months will primarily depend on government action and public health measures.”

Why it’s now more likely you’ll face coronavirus — even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19 | CBC News

Notice Dr. Morris’ statement – “How many people over the next few months will primarily depend on government action and public health measures. ” Dr. Morris seems to consider that the virus will be completely ‘compliant’ with the public health controls and not change in an evolutionary response to them. Yet science tells us that such changes always occur due to the selective pressure imposed by the environment even if Dr. Morris doesn’t factor this into his discussion.

One scientist expresses the reality in this way;

I think it’s important to recognize that everything we do to try and slow the spread of the virus puts pressure on the virus and could end up conferring an advantage to one of those mutants over another. 

A Primer on Coronavirus, Variants, Mutation and Evolution, https://cals.ncsu.edu/applied-ecology/news/a-primer-on-coronavirus-variants-mutation-and-evolution/

Vaccines are part of the public health controls that exert environmental selective pressure on Covid 19. Scientists have recommended that people who are fully vaccinated that come down with Covid 19 and are hospitalized should be investigated in detail:

SARS-CoV-2 viruses must be immediately isolated and characterized from individuals who have been fully vaccinated but are nonetheless admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. This would likely be the first sign that variant viruses are becoming resistant to vaccine-induced immunity.

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines and the Growing Threat of Viral Variants, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776039

Our public health officials continue to portray the Covid 19 virus as a static recipient of the beating our public health measures and vaccines are having on it. Given the fact that we are all bracing for a fourth wave – clearly it isn’t working out according to this politically correct spin.

Covid 19 is evolving vaccine resistance, as Lauren Pelley’s article admits:

Take the situation in Iceland, for example, where more than 70 per cent of the total population is now fully vaccinated — about 10 per cent higher than in Canada.

Between early July and early August, nearly eight in 10 domestic infections were among people who’d been vaccinated, an Icelandic health official told Reuters, adding that the figure shouldn’t “come as a surprise” given the country’s impressive vaccination rates.

Why it’s now more likely you’ll face coronavirus — even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19

How is this disturbing trend explained away?

Lauren Pelley cites another Canadian vaccine apologist:

More reassuring is that the high level of protection means that out of more than 1,000 people in isolation in early August, only 10 were hospitalized, and 97 per cent of those infected had mild or even no symptoms, government figures showed. 

University of Ottawa epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan likened it to what happened when seatbelts became the norm.

“If 100 per cent of society wears seatbelts, the rate of fatalities by car crashes comes down, but among those that do happen, 100 per cent of those will be with seatbelts,” he said.

“Doesn’t mean seatbelts don’t work.”

Ibid

True – seatbelts work. But seatbelts are mechanical devices that are installed to protect against an event and they don’t alter the dynamic nature of the event they are designed to protect against. The relationship between seatbelts and accidents is constant and protective. The nature of vaccines and the Covid 19 virus (and its evolving variants) is not static or in any way completely protective.

The public is smart enough to deal with this reality why are public health officials and the mainline news media obscuring it?

Another inconvenient truth about the Covid 19 shot (aka ‘vaccine’)

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Data is emerging that should be reported on by mainstream media but isn’t. This new data raises the possibility that fully vaccinated people who get Covid 19 may be shedding a far more dangerous version of the virus than the unvaccinated.

This inconvenient (politically incorrect) science should raise an alarm among our leaders and communities:

Evolutionary biologists aren’t surprised that this is happening. A vaccine is a novel selection pressure placed on a pathogen, and if the vaccine does not eradicate its target completely, then the remaining pathogens with the greatest fitness — those able to survive, somehow, in an immunized world — will become more common.  . . .

Vaccine failures caused by vaccine-induced evolution are different. These drops in vaccine effectiveness are incited by changes in pathogen populations that the vaccines themselves directly cause. Scientists have recently started studying the phenomenon in part because they finally can: Advances in genetic sequencing have made it easier to see how microbes change over time. And many such findings have reinforced just how quickly pathogens mutate and evolve in response to environmental cues.

source: Vaccines Are Pushing Pathogens to Evolve, https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-vaccines-can-drive-pathogens-to-evolve-20180510/

Our politicians and their appointed health bureaucrats have been telling us that if everyone gets the vaccine we will be safe and the pandemic will be history – just a bad memory. It doesn’t look like this is happening, actually we are bracing for a fourth wave! Will a vaccine resistant version of the Covid 19 virus arise out of this fourth wave? Could vaccinating during the pandemic be making things worse in the sense that this experimental intervention is driving the virus to become more dangerous? And will the population of the fully vaccinated that come down with Covid 19 be the group that spawns this new vaccine resistant virus?

Is this happening?

Ontario is now reporting on the vaccination status of individuals who get Covid 19. The media is reporting this ‘new information’ but our public health authorities are down playing these significant instances of vaccine failure:

Going forward, the province will provide a breakdown of the new cases, indicating how many are fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated against COVID-19. 

According to Alexandra Hilkene, spokesperson for the minister of health, this shift reflects the province’s focus on hospitalizations and vaccinations as the COVID pandemic continues.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, wrote an op-ed piece noting he expects a rise in cases as fall approaches and people go indoors. 

“This is not a cause for panic,” he wrote. “Case rates will fluctuate, but thanks to protection offered by vaccines, growing case counts will not have the same meaning as during previous waves of the pandemic.” 

The doctor reiterated the message that a vaccinated individual should experience milder symptoms and less severe impacts. . . .

“While breakthrough cases will still occur in individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, getting vaccinated provides strong protection against COVID-19,” stated Hikene in an email. “As such, we felt it was important to include data linking vaccination status with COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions, as well as case counts.” 

source: Ontario now providing vaccination status for new COVID cases, https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/ontario-now-providing-vaccination-status-for-new-covid-cases-4208428

Yet other scientists are very concerned to the point that they recommend close scrutiny of the kind of Covid virus these vaccine breakthrough cases are shedding;

SARS-CoV-2 viruses must be immediately isolated and characterized from individuals who have been fully vaccinated but are nonetheless admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. This would likely be the first sign that variant viruses are becoming resistant to vaccine-induced immunity.

source: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines and the Growing Threat of Viral Variants, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776039

Has any political leader or public health bureaucrat called for taking a closer look at the virus shed by fully vaccinated people who are hospitalized? Has the mainstream media reported the need of isolating and characterizing the virus shed by this group? Or is this kind of science ‘verboten’ because it isn’t politically correct and doesn’t fit the simplistic official narrative.

What do you think?

Spreading the truth along with the delta variant

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Nature has a way of asserting itself over the wishful thinking of the greatest among us and the greatest number of us.

In Ontario, big city mayors are calling for a vaccine passport system because they think it will make their cities safe from Covid 19.

CBC reports

OBCM [Ontario Big City Mayors] said certified vaccination record systems are helping businesses and event spaces open safely while encouraging people to get vaccinated. The group notes the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the province’s science table, and the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses are calling for a similar system.

“The faster we can enact a proof of vaccination system, the faster we can protect more Ontarians from the effects of the delta variant,” said Jeff Lehman, the chair of OBCM and the mayor of Barrie, in a statement. “This will support the safe reopening of our economy and protect our residents.”

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-august-13-2021-1.6139910?fbclid=IwAR3G0Mbin6eslHVwMLn77tCH_FnDwYtEQaabxGqOvCceuqCQIGAq_TeThmw

Sounds great but is it just wishful thinking? Will it lull our vaccinated citizens into an even greater (and dangerous) false sense of security. The science is coming forward that exposes the illusionary safety of ‘vaccine’ passports.

The CDC cautions about the transmissibility of the Delta variant of Covid 19 among the fully vaccinated:

The CDC said the finding that fully vaccinated people could spread the virus was behind its move to change its mask guidance.

“High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, said . . . .

source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/07/30/1022867219/cdc-study-provincetown-delta-vaccinated-breakthrough-mask-guidance

Recently a cruise ship which was crewed and populated with the majority fully vaccinated had an outbreak of Covid 19. How did that happen? The majority of the cruise ship would qualify for a ‘vaccine’ passport!

CBC reports:

Twenty-seven people aboard a Carnival cruise tested positive for COVID-19 just before the ship made a stop in Belize City this week, according to the Belize Tourism Board.

The positive cases were among 26 crew members and one passenger on the Carnival Vista, which is carrying over 1,400 crew and nearly 3,000 passengers, the board said in a statement. The ship arrived Wednesday in Belize City.

All 27 people were vaccinated, had mild or no symptoms, and were in isolation, according to the statement. The tourism board said 99.98 per cent of the ship’s crew was vaccinated, as well as 96.5 per cent of its passengers.

source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/carnival-cruise-covid-belize-1.6139988?fbclid=IwAR1r_IeOn83PZZiDFPJXJ5QtWsE5yMjomCnXiwUjWSZm7TNntbKvVIjx_YA

Where did the Covid 19 come from? How did it spread in a population that was over 95 percent vaccinated?

How quickly can a few people fully vaccinated spread the delta variant even though they may have only mild symptoms or be assymptomatic?

Science tells us. The spread depends on the variant’s R naught value.

Infectious diseases experts use the R0 value (pronounced “R naught”), a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease and how quickly it reproduces when transmitted to new people. The R0 value shows how many people are likely to be infected when exposed to a person infected with COVID-19, and the data are concerning. While the initial COVID-19 virus has an R0 of 2.3-2.7 (one infected person is likely to infect 2.3 to 2.7 unaware people), the Alpha (United Kingdom variant) has an R0 of 4-5, and the Delta (Indian) variant has an R0 of 5-8.

source: https://states.aarp.org/west-virginia/the-delta-variant-is-40-more-infectious-than-the-original-covid-19-strain
Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/11/1026190062/covid-delta-variant-transmission-cdc-chickenpox

What does this look like as Delta spreads from one generation (cycle of infection) to the next?

This interactive by Emily Chung of CBC news shows that Delta spreads quickly and with an R naught value of 6 – very quickly:

Source: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/coronavirusr0/

According to this simulation in just four cycles of infection the Delta variant spreads from one person to 259 people. It spreads like smallpox. How will the false sense of safety of a ‘vaccine’ passport system stop this spread?

A fully vaccinated person feels safe because he or she is told that should they contract the virus they won’t risk getting very sick or being hospitalized. But what about vulnerable people around them? Fully ‘vaccinated’ seniors in long term care homes and people with co-morbidities run a greater risk if a fully ‘vaccinated’ asymptomatic person with Covid visits or comes into close contact with them.

A ‘vaccine’ passport system could easily facilitate the unwitting spread of the delta variant of Covid 19 to the unsuspecting vaccinated or unvaccinated.

The facts are showing that nature and Covid 19 doesn’t respect any ‘vaccine’ passport.

What do you think?

The fully vaccinated ‘bioreactors’

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The unvaccinated are becoming the shamed villains of the Covid 19 pandemic. Many claim they haven’t done their duty. Others nail them for being selfish or stupid or both.

CBC news reported:

The delta variant of the coronavirus could prompt a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the fall if not enough people are vaccinated, says Dr. Christopher Labos, an epidemiologist in Montreal.

Source: Unvaccinated could fuel surge in COVID-19 cases, says epidemiologist, https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1928868931553

What most people don’t seem to know about and the mainstream news isn’t reporting on is the science about the evolution of ‘vaccine resistance.’ The fully vaccinated are walking around blissfully ignorant about it and this ignorance may cost our communities and our loved ones dearly.

Ricki Lewis of WebMD cites a new study that addresses this concern about the evolution of viruses;

Every infected individual is like a mini-bioreactor, increasing the risk that mutations will appear that will endow the virus with the property of avoiding the immune system primed by a vaccine, . . .

Not as obvious is that when most people are vaccinated, a vaccine-resistant strain has an advantage over the original strain and spreads faster.

source: Vaccination Alone Won’t Stop Rise of Resistant Variants, https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210802/vaccination-alone-wont-stop-rise-of-resistant-variants

It is a well established fact that the fully vaccinated comprise an increasingly significant proportion of daily Covid cases. Consider Ontario:

source: August 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. (EST) https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data

Here in Ontario, our public health officials are finally reporting on the number of fully vaccinated people that are contracting Covid 19. What they are not saying is that each one of those individuals is a ‘bioreactor’ producing and shedding versions of Covid 19 geared to spread faster and infect other vaccinated (as well as unvaccinated) people. And in some provinces these fully vaccinated people if they do contract the delta variant will be given a ‘passport’ that will allow them to spread Covid 19 far and wide – even into long term care homes.

Why is the mainstream media not reporting on this science?

The ‘Vaccine’ Passport – a Monkey’s Paw of folly

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There was an old story I read in school. It was called the Monkey’s Paw.

The Monkey’s Paw is a classic “three wishes” story that doubles as a horror story and a cautionary tale; reminding us that unintended consequences often accompany the best intentions.

Read the story here: https://americanliterature.com/author/w-w-jacobs/short-story/the-monkeys-paw

It scared me into always thinking twice about wishful thinking.

As I reflect on the notion of the ‘vaccine’ passport to reward all those who got fully vaccinated I can’t help but wonder what the unintended consequences of the wishful thinking behind it might be.

What are ‘vaccine’ passports supposed to provide people? We are told they will 1) encourage the vaccine hesitant to get vaccinated, 2) make large gatherings safer for those who have been fully vaccinated by keeping the unvaccinated away and 3) hinder the spread of Covid 19 and avoid further lockdowns.

CBC news reports:

Quebec’s health minister says a vaccination passport system will be implemented on Sept. 1 to combat rising COVID-19 cases and an “inevitable” fourth wave. 

“Taking into account the increase in cases, the fall coming up with the back to school and back to work and the expected prevalence of the delta variant, the conditions are there to deploy the vaccination passport,” Christian Dubé said.

Dubé unveiled some details about the system, announced last week by Premier François Legault, alongside two public health officials — Dr. Yves Jalbert, a strategic medical adviser, and Caroline Roy, an adviser on matters related to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

The vaccine passport will be implemented in places with high capacity and a high rate of contact, such as festivals, bars, restaurants, gyms and training facilities to avoid the widespread closures that marked the first waves of COVID-19 in Quebec. 

source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-vaccine-passport-1.6136031

What could be the unintended consequences of this wishful thinking? In Ontario, we are told that the authorities will now report the vaccination status of individuals who have contracted and been hospitalized with Covid. This data is already exposing the wishful thinking behind vaccine passports.

The Ontario Government reports for Aug 11, 2021, the Covid cases comprise 234 unvaccinated, 32 partially vaccinated and 58 fully vaccinated individuals. Hospital cases are made up of 32 unvaccinated, 37 partially vaccinated and 6 fully vaccinated. The ICU’s contain 0 unvaccinated, 7 partially vaccinated and 5 fully vaccinated.

For August 6, 2021 in Ontario, the vaccinated are showing up in significant proportions in the new cases, in hospitalizations and in ICU’s.

There is data coming forward that fully vaccinated people can be spreaders of the delta variant. The CDC reports:

Fully vaccinated people with Delta variant breakthrough infections can spread the virus to others. However, vaccinated people appear to be infectious for a shorter period: Previous variants typically produced less virus in the body of infected fully vaccinated people (breakthrough infections) than in unvaccinated people. In contrast, the Delta variant seems to produce the same high amount of virus in both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people.

source: Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html

A ‘vaccine’ passport may give people a false sense of security and supposedly ‘safer’ public gathering will turn out to be super-spreader events where fully vaccinated people spread the virus to vaccinated and unvaccinated. This has happened already and been well documented by the CDC:

source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w

The ‘vaccine’ passport and the false sense of security it gives may help spread the delta variant of Covid 19 as an unintended consequence rather than hinder the spread. It would be a tragedy if new outbreaks in senior’s residences and long term care homes arise in the vulnerable vaccinated because a young person who has been vaccinated contracts Covid 19 at a ‘vaccine passport protected’ event and brings it to his grandmother when he visits.

An outbreak among fully vaccinated yet vulnerable seniors in long term care homes has happened. CBC news reported:

A fifth resident has died in a COVID-19 outbreak at the Village of Tansley Woods, a long-term care home in Burlington, Ont.

“Our community is feeling the weight of loss as we acknowledge the passing of a resident from the Village of Tansley Woods over the weekend,” home operator Schlegel Villages said in an online update Monday. . . .

Early in the outbreak, which began June 28, the operator said 86 per cent of workers at the home had been vaccinated with one dose and 52 per cent were fully vaccinated. As of July 13, Schlegel Villages said 98.5 per cent of residents had one dose and 97 per cent were fully vaccinated.

source: 5th person dead at Tansley Woods long-term care home, Halton’s only COVID-19 outbreak, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/tansley-woods-outbreak-1.6119090

Public Health Ontario does show significant fatalities occurring in fully vaccinated seniors:

source: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/epi/covid-19-epi-confirmed-cases-post-vaccination.pdf?sc_lang=en

Wishing that Ontario adopt the ‘vaccine’ passport system may well have terrible unintended consequences among the most senior and vulnerable of our population regardless of their vaccination status. It may be a ‘Monkey’s Paw’ wish that we will regret!

Sadly few think of unintended consequences of wishful thinking.

Vaccinations: No more carrot—bring out the stick – Macleans.ca

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Shaming is stupid and the stupid shame. Further there is no vaccine against stupid which is now pandemic and a greater danger to health, peace and stability than Covid 19.

Scott Gilmore writing for Macleans is a case in point of this social pathology.

Just as we began to think the COVID pandemic was coming to an end, a fourth wave has arrived, due almost entirely to the unvaccinated. As a result, restrictions are coming back, masks are returning, and our short precious summer looks like it may become even shorter yet.    Even those of us who fully vaccinated are being forced to mask back up. This is because we have now learned that the new and deadly Delta variant can still be carried and transmitted by the immunized. . . .

We are now administering 1/3 the number of doses per day compared to a month ago. Those who remain unvaccinated will not be lured into line. We need a stick.

Who are these people? The University of Sydney conducted a study of the unvaccinated in  Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. It found that, in comparison to the population at large, these people tended to have “less agreeable personalities”, be less cooperative with others, more selfish, and more extroverted. (In the vernacular, the term is “assholes”.) 

Adding to this mix we also have the gullible, . . .

For these people threats work far better than bribes and patient reassurance. Here lies the solution to finally bringing this pandemic to an end.  . . .

We need to begin treating the vaccine holdouts as the fools they are. It is not fair that reasonable and responsible Canadians should pay the price for their deadly selfishness. No more soothing tones and patience. Time for the stick.

Vaccinations: No more carrot—bring out the stick – Macleans.ca

If Scott Gilmore believes he is fully vaccinated what is he afraid of? Perhaps the truth and the truth is coming out.

He even hints at the truth in his rant;

Even those of us who fully vaccinated are being forced to mask back up. This is because we have now learned that the new and deadly Delta variant can still be carried and transmitted by the immunized.

Vaccinations: No more carrot—bring out the stick – Macleans.ca

What he doesn’t say right out is that the fully vaccinated can also still get Covid 19. If the f’ully vaccinated’ can carry and transmit Covid 19, they must also contract the virus.

The latest data from CDC underscores this truth;

In July 2021, following multiple large public events in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, town, 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents who had traveled to the town during July 3–17; 346 (74%) occurred in fully vaccinated persons. Testing identified the Delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients. Cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not. . . .

Among the 469 cases in Massachusetts residents, 346 (74%) occurred in persons who were fully vaccinated; of these, 301 (87%) were male, with a median age of 42 years. Vaccine products received by persons experiencing breakthrough infections were Pfizer-BioNTech (159; 46%), Moderna (131; 38%), and Janssen (56; 16%); among fully vaccinated persons in the Massachusetts general population, 56% had received Pfizer-BioNTech, 38% had received Moderna, and 7% had received Janssen vaccine products. . . .

source: Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Infections, Including COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections, Associated with Large Public Gatherings — Barnstable County, Massachusetts, July 2021 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?fbclid=IwAR3-FTgPMyA2AnqoLNBkAaXGb4Wa5_i2Z9rN1WKi6VnM0GnWq2KP0zX1F9A

An unvaccinated person is at greater risk from a ‘vaccinated’ person since we are told that the ‘vaccine’ supposedly decreases the risk of severe illness from Covid 19. So what is Scott Gilmore really afraid of? Is he afraid of the truth and being seen to be on the wrong side of it – being wrong. Perhaps he thinks if everybody is vaccinated and it turns out that everybody gets sick anyways he won’t look bad for making the ill advised decision to risk the terrible side effects of the experimental gene therapy because everybody did. Misery loves company!

What do you think?

Storm clouds gathering – fourth wave of truth coming!

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Summer is here and sunny days provide the backdrop for the continued shaming of the vaccine hesitant. Quebec is instituting a ‘vaccine passport.’ Premier Doug Ford of Ontario has said ‘no’ because a divided society isn’t wanted but many are criticising this stand.

Our illustrious Prime Minister says it’s time for the unvaccinated to ‘step up to the plate’ and he’s going to make them (at least as many as he force to take the jab);

Alexandra Jones of CTV News comments:

From a public health standpoint, it might make sense to only allow those who have been fully vaccinated to attend things such as sporting events, or travel more widely, and it could be a good incentive for people to get their vaccines. But the concept of vaccine passports brings a whole host of privacy concerns regarding personal health information, as well as questions around the ethics of requiring vaccine confirmation for certain privileges.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/vaccine-passports-where-and-how-could-they-be-used-in-canada-1.5507750

Vaccine passports might make sense from a public health standpoint and they might not! The delta variant may be a game changer. What does the ‘science’ show?

Reuters reports;

The situation in England suggests that those who want to scapegoat the unvaccinated should think again;

“Some initial findings … indicate that levels of virus in those who become infected with Delta having already been vaccinated may be similar to levels found in unvaccinated people,” PHE [Public Health England] said in a statement.

“This may have implications for people’s infectiousness, whether they have been vaccinated or not. However, this is early exploratory analysis and further targeted studies are needed to confirm whether this is the case.”

PHE said that of confirmed Delta cases that had ended up hospitalised since July 19, 55.1% were unvaccinated, while 34.9% had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Nearly 75% of the British population has had two vaccine doses, and PHE said that “as more of the population gets vaccinated, we will see a higher relative percentage of vaccinated people in hospital”.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/england-says-delta-infections-produce-similar-virus-levels-regardless-vaccine-2021-08-06/

The CDC has found evidence that the Delta Variant can be spread by vaccinated people;

“High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus,” CDC head Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.

On Friday the CDC released data from a study of an outbreak in Massachusetts in which it said three quarters of those infected had been fully vaccinated. 

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/skorea-announces-vaccination-plan-18-49-year-olds-2021-07-30/

Ian Sample, Science editor for The Guardian quotes professor David Spiegelhalter, chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, at Cambridge University;

. . . as a large proportion of the highest risk people are now vaccinated it’s inevitable they will start to form the majority of the people with Covid in hospital, particularly as most of the unvaccinated people are young and therefore at low risk. Indeed, being young reduces the risk even more than being vaccinated.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/22/rates-of-double-jabbed-people-in-hospital-will-grow-but-that-does-not-mean-covid-vaccines-are-failing

It appears that there is very good evidence coming forward that in the upcoming fourth wave, vaccinated people will do their share of ‘spreading the virus!’ Also, ‘vulnerable’ vaccinated people will be hospitalized at greater and greater numbers because of the declining number of unvaccinated people. This isn’t the messaging we are getting from our political leaders and bureaucratic public health officials.

Most people think that getting vaccinated ‘protects’ them from getting Covid. They have been convinced by the media and self-serving politicians that vaccinations will stop the spread and return us to ‘normal.’ This is all wishful thinking eagerly accepted by a public that is fearful. What will happen when we see the inevitable rise in hospitalization and deaths of fully vaccinated people? Will the fearful angry public and the politicians who mislead them need a scapegoat group – will it be the unvaccinated?

What do you think?

Is this true!

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Recently, I read a statement in the media that is so misleading that I wanted to call it a lie.

I looked up the word ‘lie‘ in the dictionary and noted that there has to be a component of deliberate intent to deceive for a person to lie. Given the state of mainstream media today, the sloppiness of reporters and the tendency of readers to accept anything that’s presented along as it is politically correct and ‘woke,’ I’m not sure the author of the statement meant to deceive but rather is herself actually deceived along with her avid fans.

What was the statement?

Maria Sarrouh of the Toronto Star on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 wrote:

As unvaccinated individuals account for the overwhelming majority of COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario, physicians across the Greater Toronto Area are increasingly speaking out about treating unimmunized COVID-positive patients.

source: ‘This is a very, very personal topic’: Doctors combating vaccine hesitancy express frustration in caring for unvaccinated COVID patients,

Sarrouh continues;

Based on data by Public Health Ontario, unvaccinated people accounted for 93 per cent of COVID-19 fatalities between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 12, 2021.

Ibid

Maria Sarrouh’s statement leads us to think that unvaccinated people are dying in droves of Covid 19 at all ages in Ontario Hospitals. Are they? It is partially true that unvaccinated people have died and are dying of Covid 19 because up until recently only a small minority of people in Ontario were vaccinated. Data based on Public Health Ontario (see figure below) shows that by April 2021 only 20% of the population was vaccine covered to some extent. So of course a lot of unvaccinated people have died not because the vaccine could have saved them but because there were many many more unvaccinated people than vaccinated people for most of this time period.

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/epi/covid-19-vaccine-uptake-ontario-epi-summary.pdf?sc_lang=en

What about the age distribution of fatalities? Are unvaccinated young people dying in droves of Covid in Ontario? And what proportion of deaths do the partially and fully vaccinated take up compared to the unvaccinated in this distribution? The media doesn’t seem to discuss these ‘nuances.’ Lets take a look at the very same source that this ‘reporter’ cites.

What proportion of deaths do the partial and fully vaccinated take up compared to the unvaccinated?

Based on the same Public Heath data that Maria Sarrouh cites we see a startling picture emerging about the vaccines and fatalities;

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/epi/covid-19-epi-confirmed-cases-post-vaccination.pdf?la=en

This same report data shows that very few under 60 are dying of Covid and certainly the ‘unvaccinated’ don’t make up the ‘overwhelming majority.’ For those 60 to 69, a small percentage have died and again the unvaccinated don’t make up the overwhelming majority. For those 70 and above the unvaccinated have been dying by a greater percentage but the partially and fully vaccinated combined add up to approximately the same amount. Certainly the unvaccinated are not ‘overwhelmingly’ dying compared to the vaccinated.

The mainstream media and Maria Sarrouh don’t present this data. Do they prefer to scare the public and set them against those who may be making different personal health choices than the official politically correct agenda?

Are they even aware of it or do they only see and report what agrees with the official narrative?

Is the media purposefully or unknowingly contributing to a narrative that will provide a scapegoat group – unvaccinated people – to blame when vaccinated people start contracting Covid 19 variants like the ‘Delta variant’ in greater and greater numbers?

CTV News seems to be pushing this narrative:

Unvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They’re also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say.

That’s because the only source of new coronavirus variants is the body of an infected person.

“Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told CNN Friday.

Unvaccinated people are ‘variant factories,’ infectious diseases expert says, Maggie Fox, CNN Digital. Published Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:58AM

If people bothered to check the data they would see that vaccinated (partially or fully) people are also being infected.

Consider the developments reported in Israel as reported in the Wall Street Journal on July 6, 2021.

Data from Israel suggest Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine is less effective at protecting against infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 but retains its potency to prevent severe illness from the highly contagious strain.

The vaccine protected 64% of inoculated people from infection during an outbreak of the Delta variant, down from 94% before, according to Israel’s Health Ministry. It was 94% effective at preventing severe illness in the same period, compared with 97% before, the ministry said.

Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Prevents Severe Illness, Israeli Data Show

Sadly many people don’t bother to check the real data.

It’s much easier to blame a scapegoat group but not safer!

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