They Worried Us Sick

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John Tierney writes at City Journal The Panic Pandemic.  

The first part of the article is a refresher on how it happened that all those who talked reasonably in the face of the panic narrative, were silenced and banished from public discourse.  Included are many recognizable names:  John Ioannidis, Jay Bhattacharya, Thomas Benfield, Stefan Baral, Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta,  and the most reviled heretic, Scott Atlas.  The excerpts below in italics (with my bolds and images) express Tierney’s conclusions to take away from this sorry mess.

Fearmongering from journalists, scientists, and politicians did more harm than the virus.

The United States suffered through two lethal waves of contagion in the past year and a half. The first was a viral pandemic that killed about one in 500 Americans—typically, a person over 75 suffering from other serious conditions. The second, and far more catastrophic, was a moral panic that…

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Climate Change: What’s Real and What’s Artificial?

Claim 7. Temperatures have risen faster in recent years than ever before.

Truth: Remember that there is no such thing as a global temperature. It is the average of all of the reporting stations all over the world. The rapid rise in temperatures in the 1990s directly coincides with a decrease in the number of Siberian weather stations reporting due to the break-up of the Soviet Union.

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Number of World Reporting Stations & Average Temperatures (vertical bars)

Source: Ross McKitrick, http://www.rossmckitrick.com/

Additionally, the “hottest year on record”, 1998, was an El Nino year so it was naturally hotter than the years just before and after. Another “cause” of rising average global temperatures is the urban heat island effect. Cities are hotter than rural areas. Many of the reporting stations that were once in undeveloped rural areas have experienced either suburban or urban development, or the stations have been moved to more urban settings. It is well documented that some have been, seemingly intentionally, relocated near or at heat sources such as paved parking lots and air conditioners.

One reason for relocation near buildings or other structures could be that new automatic-reporting equipment needs to be connected by cable. Rather than dig up parking lots or roads to install units in a grassy or protected area, many have opted to locate them where they can be directly connected without involving costly excavation, although such sites do not meet the stated requirements. Instead of excluding data from stations that are poorly situated, a convoluted mathematical algorithm (scheme) is used to “correct” it to presumed pre-industrial levels. See illustrations below.

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Urban area plus mathematical correction algorithm equals pristine nature

Source: “The Influence of anthropic surface processes and inhomogeneities on gridded global climate data” Slide 21, Powerpoint presentation to the American Chemical Society, Denver CO via Webinar, August 28 2011 by Ross McKitrick, Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph ON Canada  http://www.rossmckitrick.com/general-overviews.html

Proposed rating of reporting stations with regard to surroundings:

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Figure 3. U.S. Historical Climate Network (USHCN) station exposure at sites representative of each CRN class: CRN 1, a clear flat surface with sensors located at least 100 m from artificial heating and vegetation ground cover <10 cm high; CRN 2, same as CRN 1 with surrounding vegetation <25 cm and artificial heating sources within 30 m; CRN 3, same as CRN 2, except no artificial heating sources within 10 m; CRN 4, artificial heating sources <10 m; and CRN 5, sensor located next to/above an artificial heating source.

Source:  “Analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends,” Souleymane Fall, Anthony Watts, John NielsenGammon, Evan Jones, Dev Niyogi, John R. Christy,5and Roger A. Pielke Sr., Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116, D116, D14120  doi:10.1029/2010JD015146, 2011

See other examples below of poor placement of temperature reporting stations from “Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?” The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheating, Dr. David Evans, 11 Nov 2010 (last updated 28 Feb 2011) Web Address: jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/corruption/climate-corruption.pdf

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Claim 7 source is book, Perverted Truth Exposed: How Progressive Philosophy has Corrupted Science, 2016

Covid-19 tests have high false positives

The article below from Epoch Times reveals the problem that inflates Covid-19 case numbers. PCR tests are great diagnostic tests for confirming the source of an illness; PCR is a terrible screening test for non-symtomatic people. You may also read the original article using the link at the end.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference at Geneva's WHO headquarters on Feb. 24, 2020. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference at Geneva’s WHO headquarters on Feb. 24, 2020. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

WHO Changes CCP Virus Test Criteria in Attempt to Reduce False Positives

BY MEILING LEE January 23, 2021 Updated: January 24, 2021 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned experts not to rely solely on the results of a PCR test to detect the CCP virus.

In updated guidance published on Jan. 20, the WHO said that lab experts and health care practitioners should also consider the patient’s history and epidemiological risk factors alongside the PCR test in diagnosing the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

The new guidance could result in significantly fewer daily cases.

“Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information,” the guidance says.

It’s unclear why the health agency waited over a year to release the new directive. The WHO didn’t reply to an inquiry from The Epoch Times.

Scientists and physicians have raised concerns for many months of an over-reliance on and a misuse of the PCR test as a diagnostic tool since it can’t differentiate between a live infectious virus from an inactivated virus fragment that is not infectious.

Additionally, the high cycle threshold values of most PCR tests—at 40 cycles or higher—increases the risk of false positives. A higher threshold value indicates less viral load and that the person is less likely to be infectious, while a person with a lower cycle threshold value has a higher viral load, or is more infectious.

The WHO did not specify what the threshold value cutoff should be for a positive diagnosis, but said to only “determine if [a] manual adjustment of the PCR positivity threshold is recommended by the manufacturer.”

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A medical staff member prepares and processes PCR and antibody tests of people who think they may be infected with the CCP virus, at the laboratory of the Karolinska Hospital in Solna near Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 7, 2020. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)

However, it clarified that when the prevalence of the CCP virus is low, “the risk of false positive increases” meaning that “the probability that a person who has a positive result (SARS-CoV-2 detected) is truly infected with SARS-CoV-2 decreases as prevalence decreases, irrespective of the claimed specificity [of the PCR test].”

SARS-CoV-2 is the scientific name for the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says its PCR tests have a cycle threshold cutoff of 40 cycles. The federal agency finally included information on cycle threshold value in its Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for laboratories on Nov. 12, 2020.

But many medical experts consider a threshold value cutoff of 40 cycles to only return false positives since samples that go through many amplification cycles will pick up negligible RNA sequences regardless if the virus is inactivate or the viral load is exceedingly low to pose any problem.

Prior to the CCP virus pandemic, for individuals to be considered a case, they must test positive and show clinical signs and symptoms. But to be counted as a CCP virus case, only a positive PCR test is required. And no matter how many times an individual is tested, each positive test is counted as a separate case.

The WHO is now advising that a positive PCR test that does “not correspond with the clinical presentation” should be verified by taking “a new specimen” and retesting it.

This advice may also help lower CCP virus cases in hospitals as it more clearly defines who is considered a hospitalized case.

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Director of International Relations Dr. Layla McCay confirmed to talkRADIO that a percentage of hospitalized patients officially counted as positive cases were actually being treated for different illnesses not related to COVID-19. They had only tested positive for the disease at the hospital without displaying any symptoms.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=EpochTimes&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1346363750006317056&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theepochtimes.com%2Fwho-changes-ccp-virus-test-criteria-in-attempt-to-reduce-false-positives_3668064.html&siteScreenName=EpochTimes&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

Dr Layla McCay, NHS Confederation director, confirms to Julia that the hospital figures for “Covid patients” include patients who are not being treated for Covid but have simply tested positive while being treated for something else.@JuliaHB1 | @LaylaMcCay pic.twitter.com/xSud6LW13M

— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) January 5, 2021

“It is correct that in hospital, people who tested positive for COVID will be the full range of symptoms,” McCay said. “Some will have it as an aside to some other problem for which they’re in the hospital.”

The day after the WHO released its new guidance, Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the United States would rejoin the organization.

“As such, I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci said. “Yesterday, President Biden signed letters retracting the previous administration’s announcement to withdraw from the organization, and those letters have been transmitted to the secretary-general of the United Nations and to you Dr. Tedros, my dear friend.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the director-general of the WHO.

“The United States also intends to fulfill its financial obligations to the organizations,” Fauci added.

In July last year, the Trump administration pulled out of the WHO over its alleged role in helping the Chinese communist regime cover up the severity of the CCP virus.

There have been mixed responses from Congress over Biden’s decision to rejoin the WHO.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) introduced a bill (pdf) on Jan. 21 to “prohibit the availability of United States contributions to the World Health Organization until Congress receives a full report on China and the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.”

She said in a statement: “The WHO is China-centric and panders to Beijing at every turn. There is no reason U.S. taxpayers should contribute more than $400 million annually to an organization that covered for China and failed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Prior to former President Donald Trump withdrawing from the WHO, the United States contributed the most money to the health agency, according to State Department statistics.

The Truth About Heat Waves — Watts Up With That?

Disturbingly, some scientists dependent on global warming funding also suggest only global warming explains that heatwave. However, they ignore the fact that the heatwave’s clear skies reduce the local greenhouse effect driven by water vapor. Additionally, global warming can’t explain cold events such as Europe’s record cold just 2 months earlier. So, beware! The media…

The Truth About Heat Waves — Watts Up With That?

Government forced sterilization, what’s keeping them from forcing vaccines?

By Tucker Carlson.

For video, click this link https://www.bitchute.com/embed/Ah2XxgQ83tu4/

According to the latest CDC data, 67% of all American adults have received the coronavirus vaccine so far. …

In some ways, the administration has done something amazing. Get the vaccine or else. That was their message. Most people did. But not everyone. There are still holdouts. These are not people who haven’t heard of the vaccine or can’t afford it, or can’t just find a dose. It’s free, it’s everywhere and the media never stop talking about it. Every news hour is a Pfizer commercial.

These are people who just don’t want to take it. Many of them have already recovered from COVID and have active antibodies. They don’t need the vaccine. Should people take medicine they don’t need? Apparently, they don’t think so.

Others may have religious objections. That used to be considered a valid reason, back when our leaders acknowledge God is more powerful than themselves. Still, others may have noticed the vaccine was developed very quickly — the first universal coronavirus vaccine ever — and still to this day has not received FDA approval. Maybe that gives them pause. Maybe there are other reasons, including the stunningly high death rate on the government’s vaccine harm database, or the reports of young people developing cardiac emergencies in response to the shot.

Maybe all of the above. We don’t know, and actually, at this point, it doesn’t matter. The Biden administration is no longer accepting excuses.

On CNN this morning, the secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, not a doctor, a politician, announced he plans to make every last American take this drug. If you don’t take the shot, you’ll wind up on a government list. …

The Biden administration is no longer pro-choice. It’s an odd thing to say on many levels, but especially now. The pandemic is waning. Very clearly. Very few people in this country are dying from this virus at this point. It’s hardly a health emergency anymore. But Becerra isn’t arguing it is.

Instead, he’s saying the government has spent so much money on the coronavirus, that the Biden administration has a right to go door-to-door to intimidate you into taking the vaccine and keep track of you if you don’t. The government paid, so you owe them that. If you disobey, you’re choosing death. …

What can the government force into your body?

So, does the Biden Administration have a right, based on the money they spend fighting these diseases, to your medical information? Do they have a right to know your HIV status? Why not? Can HHS force you to take antibiotics for your TB? Xanax for your anxiety? Thorazine for your mania? And while we’re at it, why are we letting irresponsible, defective people reproduce? Vagrants, mental patients, even QAnon people, can all have children? Why’s that? Why aren’t we sterilizing them?

Sound crazy? It’s happened before, on a huge scale. …

We’ve seen this before, more than a century ago. In the early 1900s, officials in Boston decided to make an example of a Swedish-born pastor named Henning Jacobson.

Jacobson refused to take the government-mandated smallpox vaccine, and he had good reason for it. He’d already taken the vaccine in Sweden as a child, and nearly died because of it. Jacobson fought the mandate. He took his case to the Supreme Court, which, in the end, ruled against him. That was a brand new precedent, then, as now.

It didn’t take long for the government to use its new authority to force other medical procedures on the American population. After the Jacobson decision, Virginia passed a law authorizing the involuntary sterilization of people the state deemed to be “feeble-minded,” or mentally ill.

In a landmark decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, whom we revere most of the time, ruled that the same legal framework that justifies mandatory vaccination laws also permits the government to sterilize people against their will. He was explicit about the connection.

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes,” Holmes wrote. By 1930, dozens of states were forcing women to undergo involuntary sterilization, and more than 60,000 American women were sterilized by the government against their will.

Things like that tend to happen when a distracted citizen population allows the government to dictate what medical procedures they get, what drugs they take. This is a well-known and horrifying chapter in American history, so you’d think the news media might point this out. But just the opposite. Just yesterday, the saddest of the CNN anchors begs the administration to make vaccines mandatory …

The media demanding forced vaccinations. That shouldn’t surprise you. They’re not in the business to inform the public, they’re in the business for power. They couldn’t get jobs in finance, but this gives them a little swath. That’s literally why they have the jobs they do, and they love their new power.

What’s interesting is no other organized groups of sensible people who aren’t emotionally damaged like your average cable news anchor, none of them are saying anything either. Why not?

Veterans’ groups, for example, have stayed silent as the Pentagon floats the idea of mandatory vaccinations for all soldiers. …

Those of us who are older than 22 remember it well. The Pentagon has forced soldiers to take untested experimental vaccines before, it happened in Iraq. Troops there had to take the anthrax vaccine. What happened?

Many of those soldiers are eligible for disability benefits through the VA, because that vaccine caused serious long-term complications — including infertility, lupus, paralysis, blindness, and neurological damage.

Those effects weren’t obvious at first. They took years to surface. But on CNN, military analysts ignore that, and are instead begging for the Pentagon to force another drug on soldiers — and if they don’t comply, they should be arrested immediately.

This isn’t making sense. Surely someone has an ulterior motive:

What’s going on here? It’s so obviously unnecessary and vindictive that it makes you wonder what this is really about.

At the very moment that the risk for young people dying from the coronavirus hits zero, they’re telling us that soldiers should be arrested and go to jail if they don’t get the vaccine. They’re telling you that you’ll end up in a government database if you don’t comply, and that government agents will be showing up and knocking on your door. What’s really going on? 

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/07/10/government-forced-sterilization-whats-keeping-them-from-forcing-vaccines/

Elon Musk’s Starlink to Deliver Internet Nearly Worldwide Within Weeks — Newsmax – Newsfront

Elon Musk’s satellite network Starlink is on track to beam broadband internet everywhere in the world except the polar regions by August.Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has launched more than 1,500 satellites so far and has Starlink operations in about a dozen…

Elon Musk’s Starlink to Deliver Internet Nearly Worldwide Within Weeks — Newsmax – Newsfront

Why ‘nuclear batteries’ offer a new approach to carbon-free energy — Tallbloke’s Talkshop

Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘Plug and play’ nuclear power in a box, or container, is the basic idea. – – – We may be on the brink of a new paradigm for nuclear power, a group of nuclear specialists suggested recently in The Bridge, the journal of the National Academy of Engineering. TechXplore reporting. […]

Why ‘nuclear batteries’ offer a new approach to carbon-free energy — Tallbloke’s Talkshop

Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled — IER

The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has canceled the project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of the presidential border crossing permit by executive order. Calgary-based TC Energy will work with government agencies “to ensure a safe termination of and exit from” the partially built…

Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled — IER

Russian Resurgence: Putin’s Grand Plan to Meet Insatiable Demand for Coal in Asia

STOP THESE THINGS

As the wind and solar cult would have it, ‘coal is dead’ and wind and solar power are the gloating villains that killed it. Well, that’s the meme, anyway.

Back on Earth, coal-fired power and the coal industry that fuels it are in very robust health, indeed.

Outside of the virtue signalling Western nations that signed up to heavily subsidise the unreliables, demand for coal has never been stronger. And there are plenty of willing players eager to satisfy that demand.

Vladimir Putin is among them, with plans to increase, already surging, Russian coal production even further.

We’ll cross to the team at Jo Nova for the latest on coal’s Russian resurgence, and then we’ll take a look at the surge in global demand for coal, with the help of the Global Warming Policy Forum.

Russia bets big on coal, gas, fossil fuels, and not on renewables
Jo Nova Blog

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Biden’s coming war on farmers — JunkScience.com

My latest in the Washington Times (Web | PDF). A new study claims that air emissions from farms kill 17,000 Americans per year. It’s the first shot in a second try by the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to control American farms through junk science-fueled air pollution regulations. The study is funded by a $10 […]

Biden’s coming war on farmers — JunkScience.com