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American Media Gins Up More COVID Fear in the U.S. Ahead of Holidays

American Media Gins Up More COVID Fear in the U.S. Ahead of Holidays

The best Christmas present our media could give us is to ditch the COVID panic and embrace responsible reporting.

I have often noted that there will be many cycles of coronavirus infection hitting parts of the globe throughout the year until enough population immunity is built up that the pathogen joins the large family of viruses referred to as “the common cold.”

At present, each surge in cases is met by our media with panic and hysteria. For example, there is a significant rise in the number of cases in Europe. And the American media wants to gin up fear and clicks by “predicting” that this country will be surging soon.

As Europe finds itself at the center of the Covid-19 pandemic once again, experts say it should serve as a warning to the U.S. and other countries about the coronavirus’s unremitting nature.

Case numbers have soared across the continent — more than 50 percent last month — and the worrying trend has continued this month as winter begins to bite.

Surges, for the time being, should be expected. Yet, it appears our press is shocked and surprised. It also plans to taint the holiday season with this nonsense.

It’s a worrying sign for the U.S. ahead of the holiday travel season: coronavirus infections are rising in more than half of all states. Experts warn this could be the start of an extended winter surge.

The rise is a turnaround after cases had steadily declined from mid September to late October. The country is now averaging more than 83,000 cases a day — about a 14% increase compared to a week ago, and 12% more than two weeks ago.

“I hate to say it, but I suspect we’re at the start of a new winter surge,” says Dr. George Rutherford, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco.

One thing the media is not doing is politicizing the rising case numbers in the Blue States. For example, Vermont is very Democratic, with a significant portion of its population vaccinated. Yet, its case numbers are rising as people head indoors for the winter.

Vermont is one of the most vaccinated states in the country and has served as a model for its COVID-19 response throughout the pandemic. But now, the state is experiencing its worst COVID-19 surge yet, with several factors — including its own success — to blame, officials said.

In Vermont, nearly 72% of residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — more than any other state, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. At the same time, it has the 12th-highest rate of new COVID-19 cases over the last week, state data released Tuesday shows.

However, a google search doesn’t reveal the same level of abuse at Vermonters or their governor as Floridians and Gov. Ron DeSantis experienced during the summer surge in the southern states.

Republican Governor Phil Scott does get some social media snark.

And while countries like Germany and Austria race to impose restrictions on the unvaccinated, the fact is such conditions are doomed to failure. There are significant numbers of breakthrough cases among the vaccinated. Thanks to its probable bat origins, the virus is ubiquitous and can be found in many animal populations.

An AI tool has predicted 540 mammalian species that are most likely to spread covid-19 using information about where they live and aspects of their biology. Therefore, the virus is here to stay, in all its wonderful variations. Any action to try and change the cyclic course is merely delaying the inevitable, as South Korea is now finding out.

South Korea is seeing in new COVID-19 cases after relaxing pandemic restrictions three weeks ago, the Washington Post reported.

The country reported 3,187 new COVID cases on Wednesday, the second-highest daily total since the start of the pandemic. Officials also reported that 522 COVID patients are hospitalized with moderate to severe symptoms.

The SARS-Cov-2 virus causes respiratory illness, usually mild to moderate, in most individuals. People most at risk from severe illness or death have preexisting conditions, are elderly, and/or are obese. This disease isn’t the bubonic plague, smallpox, or even on par with the Spanish Flu (which hit young adults hard).

At this point, the best Christmas gift our public health community could give us is accepting that the policies aren’t working and focusing on the rapid development of early treatment with effective therapeutics. Natural immunity is real…and it is spectacular.

The best present our media could give us is to ditch the panic and promote the development and early use of treatments. Let me help our press by starting.

A monoclonal antibody Covid treatment from Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline “stands up well” to all variants of the virus, Vir President and CEO George Scangos told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Wednesday.

…The antibody is administered intravenously, developed to target Covid’s spike protein and prevent it from attaching to and penetrating human cells, according to the FDA.

“It certainly is an effective antibody against Covid, but also against SARS, also against many other coronaviruses,” Scangos said. “So not only, I think, do we have an antibody that stands up well to all the variants received from Covid, but potentially can help in future coronavirus pandemics as well.”


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Part of the problem is that there are plenty of people who think getting jabbed = immunity.

    healthguyfsu in reply to p. | November 23, 2021 at 11:25 am

    There are also people that think getting COVID = immunity.

    There are also people that think masking up = immunity.

    All of these are contributing problems.

      Well, getting Covid does = immunity.

        healthguyfsu in reply to parthos. | November 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm

        Well, no. That’s like getting immunity from the flu. It’s a highly mutagenic virus.

          MoeHowardwasright in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm

          The vax is targeted to the original COVID 19. It does not give any assistance for any of the variants. Atrial immunity is way more powerful in preventing variants from thriving within your body. The vax, not so much. Since it’s a synthetic. We can’t get anywhere near hers immunity until they let the virus run its course. These healthcare fraudsters should be locked up for prolonging this virus and the needless deaths they have caused.

          iconotastic in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 24, 2021 at 1:28 am

          Which means the vaccinations are, as research has shown, even less effective against COVID than natural immunity. As for public masking mandates, they are as effective as waving smoldering sage in front of your face.

    Ironclaw in reply to p. | November 23, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    That was never an unreasonable belief before, that’s what vaccines always did, they built immunity.

    Sopater in reply to p. | November 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Unfortunately, there are also plenty of people who believe that for every person who does not get jabbed, that somehow negates or undoes the immunity of some of those who did.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 23, 2021 at 11:07 am

More of the boy crying wolf. Are there that many people still listening?

    Before the boy cried “wolf”, he cried. “Take care of that sore hand, Grizz.”

    And then I cried, “Get well soon. Completely. 100%. No ifs ands or buts.”

Trying to make America the healthiest impoverished failed former first world nation. It’s a race to the bottom for the West.

If there was just some kind of natural thing you could do some kind of immunity that’s could work for more than 20 months while the jabs last for 2. That 2 months is from the New England Journal of Medicine.

Let them try to ruin Christmas and reduce spending for the holidays. It will definitely not backfire on Biden at the polls…no chance of that (sarc)!

I’m 74, in very good health, stopped wearing a mask in May of 2020, have not been, and won’t be, vaccinated.

The FauciFlu has a mortality rate of 0.2%, it’s the damn flu. This is not and never has been anything more than a PLANdemic. Used to steal a presidential election. Watch for a demand for mail/internet voting next year.

    Here in VA, with a few weeks to go before the 2020 election the Board of Elections allowed mail-in ballots to be submitted without a witness signature. This year? The Democrats tried to get the witness signature requirement waived and the Board of Elections said no.

      Olinser in reply to p. | November 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      Oh good. Now just like PA and their deadlines and signature requirements, they’ll just do it anyway and the courts will claim nobody has any ‘standing’ to contest it.

    Very possibly. Observation from the cruise ship confirms the low mortality and disparate effect of the virus on people (e.g. husband and wife) in immediate and and sustained proximity. Most people have either preexisting immunity, require only nutritional supplements, or early treatment for prevention, mitigation, or treatment.

    Antihistamines and azithromycin as a treatment for COVID-19 on primary health care – A retrospective observational study in elderly patients

    The mean age of our population was 85 and 48% were over 80 years old. No hospital admissions, deaths, nor adverse drug effects were reported in our patient population. By the end of June, 100% of the residents had positive serology for COVID-19.

Not Covid, but rather Covid-19, 20, 21, and, perhaps, 22.

Vermont is one of the most vaccinated states in the country and has served as a model for its COVID-19 response throughout the pandemic. But now, the state is experiencing its worst COVID-19 surge yet, with several factors — including its own success — to blame, officials said.

Typical Joseph Goebbels media rubbish. “Our efforts are a smashing success, and things are getting worse because we were so super successful.”

It’s the same crapola about the moribund economy. Inflation and supply shortages are because the Communists have been ultra successful in creating the greatest economy in the history of the Universe, or something.


The public heath authorities know this. They are derelict in not sharing projections with the people. They have morphed into political agencies that want to advance an agenda. Just as schools have become politicized – so too has public health.

The reality is that everyone will eventually get Covid. The so-called “vaccine” can mitigate the risk of dying from it – but it cannot prevent you from getting it. Those under the age of 60 have very minimal risk – no more than the typical flu. Those over 70 have high risk and by 75 everyone should get a vaccine shot unless they have previously had Covid.

WHO, CDC and NIH have been criminally negligent in the actions throughout the pandemic. And they are not communicating clearly with America. The are vague on purpose – it allows the politicos to fill the void with their own narrative and mandates tat serve their purpose.


Fauci should be arrested for lying to Congress and for his role in funding the “gain-of-function” research on this virus.

Let’s Go Brandon.

    txvet2 in reply to Ben Kent. | November 23, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    “”by 75 everyone should get a vaccine shot””

    Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can play Russian Roulette with 5 rounds instead of one.

    randian in reply to Ben Kent. | November 23, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Those over 70 have high risk and by 75 everyone should get a vaccine shot unless they have previously had Covid

    Sure, assuming they weren’t lying about the true incidence of vaccine-caused myocarditis in the elderly. What makes more sense to you: the elderly have a more robust defense against vaccine-caused myocarditis than 20 year olds do, or their heart inflammation statistics are totally fraudulent?

Table 6. Attendance to emergency care and deaths by vaccination status among Delta confirmed cases (sequencing and genotyping) in England, 1 February 2021 to 7 June 2021.

unvaccinated 0.0012
21 days dose 1 0.0013
> 14 days dose 2 0.0067

Deaths by vaccination status, England

Table 3: Weekly age-specific mortality rates by vaccination status for deaths involving COVID-19, per 100,000 people, England, deaths occurring between 2 January 2021 and 24 September 2021


24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 10-59 0.4
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 60-69 8.5
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 70-79 12.2
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 80+ 40.6
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 10-59 :
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 60-69 :
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 70-79 :
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 80+ :
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 10-59 0.2
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 60-69 10.4
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 70-79 13.3
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 80+ 45.6
24-Sep-21 Second dose 10-59 0.2
24-Sep-21 Second dose 60-69 1.1
24-Sep-21 Second dose 70-79 2.8
24-Sep-21 Second dose 80+ 10

Table 4: Weekly age-specific mortality rates by vaccination status for all deaths, per 100,000 people, England, deaths occurring between 2 January 2021 and 24 September 2021

Age-specific rate per 100,000


24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 10-59 0.9
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 60-69 24.0
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 70-79 59.6
24-Sep-21 Unvaccinated 80+ 214.4
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 10-59 1.7
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 60-69 :
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 70-79 :
24-Sep-21 Within 21 days of first dose 80+ :
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 10-59 2.1
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 60-69 78.2
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 70-79 152.9
24-Sep-21 21 days or more after first dose 80+ 381.5
24-Sep-21 Second dose 10-59 2.2
24-Sep-21 Second dose 60-69 12.8
24-Sep-21 Second dose 70-79 37.2
24-Sep-21 Second dose 80+ 157.4

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination induces functionally diverse antibodies to NTD, RBD, and S2

the ratio of binding to neutralizing antibodies after vaccination was greater than that after natural infection and, at the monoclonal level, we found that the majority of vaccine-induced antibodies did not have neutralizing activity.


$ 5 Trillion wasted.
Shutdowns should have ended by April 2020 – when CDC had the data showing the risk to be 98% in people over 70 years old and (2) those highly obese.

Instead, shutdowns were allowed to continue for many months with continued state and local shutdowns into 2021.

The public health authorities cost America over $ 4 Trillion in unnecessary economic losses. Businesses have been ruined – jobs lost and our grand kids will end up having to pay for all the government debt added to the deficit.

The smart move would have been to protect those most as risk and to vaccinate them first. Also, to use therapeutics to reduce the risk of death. Fauci’s push for vaccines over all-else caused 1,000s of unnecessary deaths. They refused to consider cheaper treatments that could help reduce the mortality rate. = CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE.

    Steven Brizel in reply to Ben Kent. | November 23, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    This would have been an intelligent approach. Fauci has lost all credibility on the vaccine and has perjured himself in Congress about approving the grant for the study that led to the development and ultimate release of Covid in Wuhan. The worst offfenders were the municipal and teachers’ unions .

After almost 2 years of this, the enemy of the people (US media) probably have not figured that most of us have seen and heard enough and we are moving on. Living in Florida also, we know the truth.

Finally, the only people who live for this are the covid cultists and those who have a vaccine and mask fetish.

We’ve still got (at least) two more ‘huge waves’ of COVID to face. As a clairvoyant, I can very safely predict these ‘huge waves’ will fall upon the country just before ballots are mailed to everyone in the 2022 Midterms and then two-years later, during the next presidential election.

Covid is the first sentient virus and it apparently hates free and fair elections.

Nobody where I live listens to or believes any of this anymore. We’re done, and we’ve been done with this bullshit for some time now.

Life has to go on. People here are not dying in any significant numbers from covid. The real deaths here come from lockdown related suicide, and drug overdoses, the majority of which are from Fentanyl.

Since “Brandon” opened the floodgates at our southern border, Fentanyl overdoses have more than doubled here.

The fact that TPTB persist in heavyhanded, completely ineffectual measures such as vaxx mandates and/or obligatory testing, masks and social distancing nonsense, contact tracing, etc is a strong indication that it’s not about “health” and it never was. It’s all about the bottom line for Big Pharma by pushing “health” with a subscription plan (aka “boosters”) and freakish control to a level that not even Big Brother could imagine.

Mass noncompliance is necessary to put an end to this Twilight Zone nightmare, lest we end up like Australia with quarantine concentration camps, forced shots, and whatever else they can think of to get their totalitarian jollies.

Here in Michigan, we are seeing the highest daily rates of positive tests EVER! Comrade Governor Whitmer is up for a tough re-election next year. Why! Why is she letting people get sick and die when all she has to do is lock the state down again!!!!

Yes. That’s a rhetorical question. She has upped her policies recommending more masking and distancing but no edicts.

She, like all Leftist Democrats, don’t want to answer the obvious question about rising rates after 70% vaccinations and how the vaccine is obviously not working.

Maybe we’ll see a lockdown but not before this weekend. The surest way to guarantee an election loss will be to ban 114,000 fans from the Big House Saturday.

The vaccine works in reducing the risk of Covid and the severity of Covid requiring a ventilator .The vaccines will not get us to a “zero Covid” which is a fantasy about as attainable as “zero flu.” I chose to get vaccinated, and I respectfully disagree with anyone who declines to do so-it is your life, and the decision not to is akin to smoking and drinking or any other risky activity and the medical risks entailed. There is no doubt that the lockdowns strangled our economy and were a huge mental health hazard especially to adolescents, and had an adverse affect on our ability to relate to each other as human beings. I do object to the woke view that riots, protests and celebrations of political victories are permissible as opposed to free exercise of religion and many other civil liberties that were curtailed

    What about people who have already been infected? My entire family caught COVID in 2020. My kids are all healthy, fit young adults. Why, after building natural immunity, should they expose themselves to a vaccine developed with a novel technology that no one – absolutely no one – can predict what the side-effects might develop years from now?

    The science CLEARLY indicates that people with natural immunity are exponentially less likely to re-transmit the disease in a secondary infection than are people who only have vax-induced immunity.

      Steven Brizel in reply to TargaGTS. | November 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      All vaccines are predicated in some degree on novel technology and the risk of side effects. Your decision as to whether or not to vaccinate is yours as is your conclusion, regardless of my contrary views and the power of the state should and cannot be used as a basis to compel you otherwise.

        While I agree with most of your comment, it should be pointed out that your first sentence is demonstrably incorrect. Prior to Covid-19, vaccines were developed using one of four technologies, all of which were decades and decades old, some almost a century old: 1) Live, attenuated. 2) Inactivated. 3) Toxoid (tetanus, for example). 4) Subunit/Conjugate.

        We have never used mRNA vaccines in humans before, not of any kind and only have a reasonably small window of use in livestock and other animals.

          Steven Brizel in reply to TargaGTS. | November 24, 2021 at 9:14 am

          One of the major vaccines that was developed in the 1950s clearly was novel , was a product of the Cold War and had its initial ups and downs. It is now a routine vaccination for children.

    I have Systemic Lupus. My Rheumatologist told me that the risk of a serious Lupus flare is a very real possibility were I to get the covid shot. She made her case, told me the facts, and left the choice to me. My last serious flare landed me in the hospital.

    I have declined to get the shot. Do you respectfully disagree with my choice?

    alaskabob in reply to Steven Brizel. | November 23, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Not to the friends we lost from covid after vax nor for the one who stroked from the jab. The enduring question is what will happen to the underlying immune response in general for those vaccinated? We shall see…. win the battle now and lose the war later on. Time will tell… but it is irreversible.

      Steven Brizel in reply to alaskabob. | November 23, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      Just to be clear-I am vaccinated, have been healthy to date, respectfully disagree with anyone who has a reason not to be vaccinated, and see no constitutional basis for mandated vaccinations.

Leslie. Just wanted to thank you for your clear, no-nonsense articles at a time when there is so much contradictory, and let’s say it, dishonest information out there. Keep them coming.

What we don’t know about these alleged surges is how the testing is being done, specifically what level of PCR amplification is being used. That is never disclosed, and it is just about the most important thing to know about these tests, because case counts can be completely manipulated by raising/lowering PCR amplification.

Recent statistics coming out of England suggest that what we’re actually seeing in the “surge” of vaxed cases is antibody dependent enhancement.

I think this has gone on for so long, the panic pushers are now in CYA mode – they don’t want The People to find out they’ve been lied to all this time.