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Doctors Now Pressed to Distinguish Covid From Allergies or the Common Cold

Doctors Now Pressed to Distinguish Covid From Allergies or the Common Cold

Pfizer forecasts 24% covid vaccination rate in US this year.

Back in the summer of 2021, when the Biden administration continued to hype the hazards associated with COVID-19, I looked at the history of a seemingly similar virus that caused the “Russian Flu.” Based on that information, I concluded:

In a nutshell, the Russian flu evolved from a serious pathogen into another common cold virus. A glance at the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 within this country indicates that this virus appears to be trending in the same direction.

As the prophecy foretold:

Doctors say they’re finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish Covid from allergies or the common cold, even as hospitalizations tick up.

The illness’ past hallmarks, such as a dry cough or the loss of sense of taste or smell, have become less common. Instead, doctors are observing milder disease, mostly concentrated in the upper respiratory tract.

“It isn’t the same typical symptoms that we were seeing before. It’s a lot of congestion, sometimes sneezing, usually a mild sore throat,” said Dr. Erick Eiting, vice chair of operations for emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Downtown in New York City.

I will note that my prediction came before the Biden vaccine mandate and the endless booster campaigns.

With all of this in mind, it should come as no surprise to anyone with common sense that Americans are becoming increasingly less likely to get the booster shots our public health professionals and pharmaceutical industry experts continue to promote.

Pfizer (PFE.N) expects 24% of the U.S. population, or about 82 million people, to receive COVID-19 shots this year, CFO David Denton said at a conference on Monday, reiterating the vaccine maker’s estimates from earlier this year.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized updated COVID vaccines from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech (22UAy.DE), as well as from Moderna, as the country prepares to start a fall vaccination campaign. A third vaccine from Novavax (NVAX.O) is also under review.

During the last re-vaccination campaign, when most Americans had either already had the COVID virus or been previously vaccinated, only around 56.5 million people got the updated booster shots, according to federal data.

…Pfizer had said in August it will launch a cost-cutting program if its COVID vaccine and antiviral treatment keep underperforming expectations in the coming months due to plunging demand.

Information on test data utilized for current vaccine approval will not likely inspire Americans to get the shot.

Pfizer’s version, approved this week as well, also has zero efficacy data and has not been tested on humans at all. We only have data about antibody production from 10 mice.

Despite these developments, the Biden administration continues to support money-wasting policies and rules that are now senseless. For example, it plans to provide free COVID test kits.

The Biden administration is preparing to resume taking orders for free at-home COVID-19 tests starting September 25, officials announced Wednesday. The administration is also planning a new infusion of money to boost domestic manufacturing of the test kits.

Four free tests will be available for each household to request through the government’s portal beginning on Monday, Sept. 25

Tests will be shipped through the U.S. Postal Service starting Oct. 2, and would not be directly affected by a potential government shutdown if Congress fails to pass a funding bill by the end of the month.

Of course, will these tests really be “free”?

Or useful?

It appears our bureaucratic class is in too deep with its covid policies to reverse course. In fact, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is under the impression their agency will be trusted again.

Mandy Cohen wants to win back America’s trust.

The new CDC director spent her first two months on the job telling audiences in New York, Wisconsin and Washington state the agency has made mistakes, a mea culpa of sorts meant to show that she understands past shortcomings.

“Trust is easily broken and, as folks know, trust takes time to rebuild,” Cohen told POLITICO. “It isn’t something you can fix overnight. I know that this is a long-term way of thinking about it.”

Many Americans have offered sensible suggestions that the CDC can follow to regain that trust:

However, I suspect the chances of CDC officials doing any of these actions are about the same as the chances of me getting a covid booster shot: Somewhere between minuscule and infinitesimal.


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The purpose of covid was to implement no-questions-asked mail in ballots. Now that voting by mail (or more accurately, counting ballots that arrive by mail) is the norm, it is irrelevant what we think of the CDC. Or anything else government does for that matter.

Sorry. The Covid fraud destroyed any remaining credibility that the medical establishment may once have had. Trust may be regained, but it will take years.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Rusty Bill. | September 22, 2023 at 10:04 am

    >> Trust may be regained, but it will take years.<<

    No, trust in the CDC, FDA and medical establishment in general will never be regained. No matter how many years pass. No matter what they do. No matter who they put in charge. They will forever be linked to their actions during the run-up to and during the pandemic. Some might forget and forgive but the majority will not.

      We should append to that list of broken trust every politician Federal, State and local who didn’t figure out that draconian Covid policies were not effective and push back. We should make a very clear distinction on which politicians ran with Fauci/Birx to the end and those who around Easter ’20 began to apply increasing levels of common sense.

      Sadly we must also look at our own community, our neighbors, co workers even family members in some cases who went full Covid Karen adopting the pronouncements of Fauci and his Fascists as Holy Writ. Some were gullible, some hypochondriac, some fearful but some deliberately chose to exploit the issue and all of them enabled a totalitarian regime to be created and perpetuated.

      None of these people whether politicians or ordinary Citizens should be immune from criticism nor trusted on a damn thing until they admit they were wrong, congratulate those who were far more correct than they and begin to make true efforts to earn our trust through their actions. Asking for our trust or saying ‘sorry’ isn’t close to meeting that burden.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Rusty Bill. | September 22, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Not just CCP crud, Trans and CRT among other issues continue to destroy credibly.

Perhaps the malady’s name should metamorphose into something that is not threatening, and perhaps poetical, such as Ovid.

My diagnosis from the last two cases: Do you feel like you are carrying an anvil, and even walking across the room is exhausting? Not hungry at all? Then it’s covid. Go back to bed, take your pills and Gatorade, and watch TV for two days.

100% accurate so far.

“My diagnosis from the last two cases: Do you feel like you are carrying an anvil, and even walking across the room is exhausting? Not hungry at all?”
My symptoms, exactly, followed by mild sore throat and nasal congestion. Lasted about a week. A few days later, wife developed “cold” symptoms; lasted about a week. We have had our “natural” booster for the Fall/Winter. Unlike the Gov’t booster which is for a virus which is no longer the pathogen in circulation, we are up to date!

“…between minuscule and infinitesimal.”

You’re restraint is admirable, Leslie. I’d have thought those odds would be more like “when pigs fly and when hell freezes over.”

No efficacy. No human testing. And significant evidence of adverse events. WTF would anyone today voluntarily take the updated jab?

Note that the FDA required post allowance testing for myocarditis and pericarditis by Pfizer, back in Spring of 2021. The testing was to end in 6/2022. Pfizer requested an extension of time to report to 12/2022. No evidence that the extension was granted. Today, over halfway through 9/2023, FOIA requests appear to indicate that Pfizer has yet to report the results. That is the technology being pushed here.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | September 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm

Pfizer’s version, approved this week as well, also has zero efficacy data and has not been tested on humans at all. We only have data about antibody production from 10 mice.

IT could have been worse. Initially, they were only planning to test it on Three Blind Mice. Pfizer thought that tying it in with the nursery rhyme would help their numbers with parents, small children, and the untold millions of perpetually immature Americans.

At my annual check-up last year, my doc thankfully didn’t aggressively push the Wuhan virus “booster” shot when I told her that I wasn’t going to take it, because I believed that I was in a low-risk category because of my age and good health, and, that I believed that natural immunity from eventually contracting Wuhan virus was superior to the temporary and short-lived immune boost conferred by the “vaccines.”

I can only assume that she’s heard similar pushback from other patients.

    NavyMustang in reply to guyjones. | September 22, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Back during the COVID craziness, my cardiologist (!) asked me if I had been vaccinated. When I replied that I had, but refused to get the boosters, his response was “smart man”. I think a lot of
    doctors think exactly the same way.

    When getting procedures done, I of course chat with the nurses and the techs and to a man they all said that they thought the COVID stupidity was just that and that the mask etc., protocols put in place were from the non-medical folks, the administrators.

    And I think that administrator idiocy continues cause they are terrified that some other idiot/crazy person will sue them for not putting useless protocols in place.

    Lastly, I find it very interesting that if symptoms are that of the common cold or allergies, why in God’s name are hospitalizations ticking up?

      I can hear the reason in my head.

      “Money money money moneey… moneeeey.”

      The O’Jays “For the Love of Money”

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to NavyMustang. | September 23, 2023 at 9:06 am

      >>Lastly, I find it very interesting that if symptoms are that of the common cold or allergies, why in God’s name are hospitalizations ticking up?<<

      I've read that receiving multiple boosters of the mRNA serum (won't call it a vaccine because it isn't one) causes those that are then subsequently exposed to the virus in the wild to have more serious symptoms and prolonged recoveries. And how many boosters have been foisted off on the unsuspecting public? Six? Seven? I've lost count at this point.

I’m already seeing a few Karens in Walmart, and the daytime temps are still in the ’90’s, and there was a big sign pointing the way to the pharmacy for “flu shots”.

Yes, let’s restore trust in the CDC. Let’s get rid of it. THAT I trust.

I took a poll at work about the CDC. Incredibly enough, there was a 50-50 split of opinion about them. Half the people I talked to thought they were liars. The other half thought they were XXX@@#@#XXX liars.

My wife and I just went through about two weeks of cold-like symptoms. One really bad stay-in-bed day and then a week of upper congestion. She took the Covid test and showed positive I didn’t take the test. Can anyone imagine taking an untested vaccine? Only a few years ago that would have been ridiculous to even proffer to the public. Now Pfizer is offering a new vaccine that has no human test data. Trust the CDC? That’s as bad as trusting Joe Biden on his life history.

It is a cold and always was.

Colds are generally rhinoviruses and less commonly coronaviruses. This used to be something you could easily find on the internet. Now if you look for coronaviruses almost all you get is COVID 19. It took some looking but here is a clip from Johns Hopkins that tells us “There are many different kinds of coronaviruses. Some of them can cause colds or other mild respiratory (nose, throat, lung) illnesses.”

COVID 19 was originally called a Novel Coronavirus meaning it was different enough from most of the ones we get colds from to cause worse symptoms in more patients. This led to pneumonia in a larger group of people than normal causing more deaths than we expect from a cold.
Throw in that they wanted a panic and lockdown they didn’t even try to treat many people with other things that might have helped. God help you if you got pneumonia and they immediately stuck you on a respirator at too much pressure. They will never admit that was the cause of many of the excess deaths. Also simple book keeping hacks like paying more if you said that someone died from COVID rather than with COVID.

Now that everyone in the world has had Novel Coronavirus at least once it is no longer novel and will be much less of a problem. Until they whip up a new version in some lab somewhere.

TY Leslie

I have heard the word endemic thrown around, by the doctors who were censored when covid happened, that is to say, the good guys.. Covid is here to stay, I think that is what they are implying.

    Martin in reply to amwick. | September 22, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    It has been endemic for 2+ years at least. I told a pharmacist friend of mine that in the fall of 2020 before the vax was out and she didn’t like me saying it. I also said that eventually we would all get it and she didn’t like that even more. But both those thing were and are true and I don’t understand why anyone thinks differently.

irishgladiator63 | September 22, 2023 at 4:03 pm

Anyone else remember a few years ago when Trump suggested letting people with terminal illnesses try treatments that weren’t yet approved by the FDA and liberals lost their minds?

Good times.