Archive for the 'Medical' Category



Medical Kit Bleg

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

I’ve sent questions around about med kit issues and haven’t gotten any responses.

Frankly, I don’t like what I see out there for complete kits.  For tourniquets, I’d rather have the ratchet design.  Quikclot is very pricey.  Here is a vacuum packed gauge kit from the same company.

I know about medicines, general issues of gauze and bandages, scissors, etc., but I’d also like to have Lydocaine.  I know there are patches and creams, but I’d rather have injectable Lydocaine.  I’ll probably not be able to get that because I’m not a medical professional.

I think I need to make my own kit, but I can’t even really locate good, compact kit bags like I want.  I know I need something waterproof, or very nearly so.

At SurvivalBlog there is this recent post on medical emergency sheets.

What have you chosen to do, and why, and how did you accomplish the logistics to make it happen?  From whom did you order what, how many did you get, and what are your experiences to be emulated or avoided?

Liberty As Leverage For Vaccination

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 1 week ago

Remember what he says in this idiotic tweet.

Now watch this video.

In order to enjoy the liberties and freedom God granted, we need to follow the declarations of the tyrants in charge.

Admitted to by the buffoon and the controller in the video.  And never forget what this – masks, lockdowns, business and school closings – was all about.

New Covid Testing In Chinese Airports

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 1 week ago

The exposure and immodesty to strangers and the un-trusted is both unbiblical and reprehensible.

Therefore, I would expect this to come to America.

The Incompetent And Criminal Anthony Fauci

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 1 week ago

As I’ve pointed out before, the SARS-CoC-2 virus began at Fort Detrick, with research on gain of function (GoF) being performed at the University of North Carolina between a professor there and the woman who managed the Wuhan institute of virology.  From there the research went to Harvard, and from there to Canada, where after more research the woman managed to spirit off with the genetic material and the knowledge on making these awful little monsters.  The RCMP opened an investigation of the matter.

Until about 2015 the woman did speeches, spoke at conferences, and made PowerPoint presentations on her work to great applause (especially in China).  Around that time, the whole thing went dark, she no longer made presentations and didn’t speak in public about her work, and the program took on a military role.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is an admixture of SARS and bat-SARS, with HIV in the spike protein.  In fact, Australia concocted their own immunization drug and program, and victims were testing positive for HIV.  So they stopped the program.

Anthony Fauci’s organization, the NIH, knew in 2005 that HCQ was an effective therapeutic for this disease, but fought its use in the U.S. despite the copious studies proving what the NIH had claimed in 2005.  Since then, the number has been expanded to over 230 studies.

All of this information you know from reading the pages of this web site, and you’ve known this information for approximately a year.  It’s nice to see others finally catching on.  Via David Codrea, this article discusses some of the same things.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is “the highest-paid federal government employee in the U.S. – surpassing even the president,” Fox Business reports, with a salary of $417,608 in 2019. This information was not volunteered but came from a Freedom of Information Act request by OpenTheBooks.com. Dr. Fauci also surfaced in a January 24 Fox News Steve Hilton segment, on another theme the wealthy bureaucrat has been reluctant to discuss.

Gain of Function (GOF) research, “improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease,” and as Nidhi Subbaraman explains in Nature, “involves making pathogens more deadly or more transmissible.” The National Institutes of Health banned GOF in 2014 but revived it in 2017, ignoring scientists who warned of the risks.

As Hilton explained, dangerous gain of function research carried on all over the world with funding from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The recipients included the Wuhan Institute of Virology and in 2018, the U.S. State Department warned of risky tests with the bat coronavirus. Despite the warnings, the NIH approved a grant of $3.7 million to the Wuhan Institute. That money was channeled through NIAID, the NIH division Fauci has headed since 1984.

As Angelo Codevilla explains In “Dismounting the COVID Tiger,” documents are emerging that show complicity between Fauci and the development of the virus itself. The documents include. “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” project 1R01A1110964-01, which helpfully provides the costs to American taxpayers. Media sycophants never pressed the evasive Fauci on details, and Congress failed to hold hearings on the Wuhan funding.

In January, 2020, when the virus began to spread, President Trump imposed a ban on travel from China.  Fauci was “was adamantly opposed to the travel ban,” Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro told Miranda Devine of the New York Post. Fauci later agreed that the travel ban saved lives, not the first time he has reversed himself.

Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 and his bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology. In 1968, Fauci hired on with the NIH and 53 years later he’s still the boss at NIAID. For the late Kary Mullis, who earned a PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley and in 1993 won a Nobel Prize for invention of the polymerase chain reaction, Dr. Fauci should not even be a government bureaucrat.

“This man thinks you can take a blood sample and stick it in an electron microscope and if it’s got a virus in there, you will know it,” Mullis explained. “He doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.”

Anthony Fauci is a criminal and a murderer.  To boot, he’s an incompetent boob and a goober who seems barely able to construct a complete sentence.

But in America, incompetent goobers get rewarded and criminals get rich.

HCQ For SARS-CoV-2

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago

This web site is devoted to cataloging the studies performed analyzing the effective use of hydroxychloroquine as a therapeutic for Covid-19.

As of this writing, there are 232 such studies.  But don’t worry.  The CDC will still recommend that state boards try to take the license of any physician who uses it.

The use of Ivermectin comes in second with 53 studies.  Between the two, these are the most effective therapeutics.

The rest of the world can be treated with an inexpensive, life-saving drug.  But not Americans.

Because reasons.  Shut up.

Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 2 weeks ago

From a reader, data on what we already knew.

We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.

Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.

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In order to investigate the antiviral properties of chloroquine on SARS-CoV after the initiation of infection, Vero E6 cells were infected with the virus and fresh medium supplemented with various concentrations of chloroquine was added immediately after virus adsorption. Infected cells were incubated for an additional 16–18 h, after which the presence of virus antigens was analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence analysis. When chloroquine was added after the initiation of infection, there was a dramatic dose-dependant decrease in the number of virus antigen-positive cells (Fig. 2A). As little as 0.1–1 μM chloroquine reduced the infection by 50% and up to 90–94% inhibition was observed with 33–100 μM concentrations.  At concentrations of chloroquine in excess of 1 μM, only a small number of individual cells were initially infected, and the spread of the infection to adjacent cells was all but eliminated. A half-maximal inhibitory effect was estimated to occur at 4.4 ± 1.0 μM chloroquine. These data clearly show that addition of chloroquine can effectively reduce the establishment of infection and spread of SARS-CoV if the drug is added immediately following virus adsorption.

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We have identified chloroquine as an effective antiviral agent for SARS-CoV in cell culture conditions, as evidenced by its inhibitory effect when the drug was added prior to infection or after the initiation and establishment of infection. The fact that chloroquine exerts an antiviral effect during pre- and post-infection conditions suggest that it is likely to have both prophylactic and therapeutic advantages. Recently, Keyaerts et al. [21] reported the antiviral properties of chloroquine and identified that the drug affects SARS-CoV replication in cell culture, as evidenced by quantitative RT-PCR. Taken together with the findings of Keyaerts et al. [21], our analysis provides further evidence that chloroquine is effective against SARS-CoV Frankfurt and Urbani strains. We have provided evidence that chloroquine is effective in preventing SARS-CoV infection in cell culture if the drug is added to the cells 24 h prior to infection. In addition, chloroquine was significantly effective even when the drug was added 3–5 h after infection, suggesting an antiviral effect even after the establishment of infection. Since similar results were obtained by NH4Cl treatment of Vero E6 cells, the underlying mechanism(s) of action of these drugs might be similar.

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Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.

This information isn’t surprising because the NIH – Anthony Fauci’s organizationtold us so back in 2005 when it was convenient and before they knew they were going to have to roll this out in 2019 for other purposes (and after gain of function research had been conducted at UNC and Harvard that had to be covered up).

You know, before Trump talked about HCQ in a press conference, which of course meant that the bureaucratic state had to deny it every day using the legacy media as their tools.

The blood of many thousands of deaths is on the hands of the bureaucratic state, but they don’t appear to care.  A few eggs have to be broken to make the collectivist omelette.

The recipe for success was always, and continues to be: HCQ, Zinc, Vitamin D and Z-Pak.  We knew this 10 months ago.  But most doctors are still prevented from administering HCQ due to the risk of losing their malpractice insurance and/or their corporate jobs.

Problems With The Covid Vaccine: Why A Christian Should Have Problems With It

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

The “fact checkers” will tell you that there are no aborted baby parts being used in the the development or generation of the Covid vaccines.  This is the explanation Reuters gives.

A Facebook video discussing the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 has falsely claimed it contains tissue from an aborted human foetus.

The video (here), broadcast live on Nov. 15, first shows a picture on a computer screen of the packaging for the AstraZeneca-developed COVID-19 vaccine ChAdOx1-S, also known as AZD1222. It then changes to a window showing a page of research into AZD1222, which reads: “We used direct RNA sequencing to analyse transcript expression from the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 genome in human MRC-5 and A549 cell lines that are non-permissive for vector replication alongside the replication permissive cell line, HEK293” (here) .

The user in the video then switches to a Wikipedia page for further research on this mention of MRC-5, which she points out is a cell line “originally developed from research deriving lung tissue of a 14-week-old aborted Caucasian male fetus” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRC-5) . Speaking to her audience about the composition of the vaccine, the user says: “one thing it definitely has is the lung tissue of a 14-week-old aborted Caucasian male foetus.”

This is not true. AstraZeneca has confirmed to Reuters via email that AZD1222 was not developed using MRC-5 cell lines. The study, which was published on Research Square and was referred to by the Facebook user, is an independent study led by scientists at the University of Bristol (herehere) to test the efficacy of the potential vaccine prior to human trials. It tested this by observing how AZD1222 gets to work when inserted into a human cell line, ie: MRC-5 cell lines. This is not the same as developing a vaccine whereby MRC-5 is an ingredient in the final product.

AZD1222 (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) is a weakened and non-replicating version of the common cold virus (adenovirus) taken from chimpanzees, which has been engineered to contain instructions for creating the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 (herehere) . An article published in the journal Nature (here) says the vaccine ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 used T-Rex 293 HEK cells in the virus propagation stage. This refers to ‘human embryonic kidney’ cells, which are from a different human cell line.

Dr David Matthews, a reader of virology at Bristol University and co-author on the vaccine study, told Reuters. “Many virus vaccines are made in embryonic/foetal derived cell lines and then the vaccine is purified away from these cells to exceptionally high standards. Most of these cell lines (including MRC-5 cells and 293 cells) were derived from tissue samples taken from foetuses aborted in the 1960s and 1970s and the cells have been grown in laboratories all over the world since then.”

Gary McLean, a professor of molecular immunology at London Metropolitan University, also told Reuters that this vaccine would also be “purified” of any contaminants before being used in humans. He said: “The AstraZeneca vaccine requires the adenoviral vector to be produced in these cells and it is then purified before administering to people.”

It is not accurate to say MRC-5 cell lines are the same cells from an aborted foetus. They are cell lines that have been grown in a laboratory from a primary cell culture originally taken from a foetus. For MRC-5 specifically, this was done on a male Caucasian foetus that was electively aborted in the 1960s (herehere). There is another cell line called WI-38 that was also propagated from a foetus aborted in the 1960s.

Oregon Live answers this way.

A spokesperson for AstraZeneca confirmed to the AP that the company does not use MRC-5 cells in the development of its vaccine.

Researchers at the University of Bristol, who were independent from the vaccine’s development, injected the COVID-19 vaccine into MRC-5 cell lines as part of their own study. MRC-5 cells are what is known as an immortalized cell line, which can reproduce indefinitely.

Such cell lines are used in vaccine production to grow viruses in order to keep them from replicating. The AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine relies on a harmless chimpanzee cold virus to carry the coronavirus spike protein into the body in order to create an immune response.

AstraZeneca did not use MRC-5 cells, but it did use a different producer cell line to develop it: Human Embryonic Kidney 293 TREX cells.

According to the University of Oxford development team, the original Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cells were taken from the kidney of an aborted fetus in 1973, but the cells used now are clones of the original cells. Dr. Deepak Srivastava, president of Gladstone Institutes and former president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, said fetal cell lines were critical in developing hepatitis, measles and chickenpox vaccines.

“What’s important for the public to know even if they are opposed to the use of fetal cells for therapies, these medicines that are being made and vaccines do not contain any aspect of the cells in them,” Srivastava said. “The cells are used as factories for production.”

The “Bioethics Observatory” also has an assessment of this.  The discussions above are unnecessarily complicated, because they differentiate between the actual stem cells of the aborted babies, and what they are calling the “immortalized cell lines,” which are not directly of the baby, but rather, are produced by cells from the aborted baby.

At least Roman Catholic churches see the problem (note, I am not Roman Catholic, I am protestant, and more specifically, a traditional Calvinist).

“There’s a lot of concern and interest in this issue — what’s the vaccine going to look like? What kind of moral choices are we going to have before us?” said Greg Schleppenbach, the associate director of Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

At issue is the use of cells derived from human fetal tissue to discover, develop and test medical innovation — something scientists agree is often necessary in the most groundbreaking medical advances.

Recent polling reveals a split amongst Americans: roughly 6 in 10 adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 38% say it should be illegal in all or most cases.

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Conservative groups long-opposed to abortion have advocated against what they call “ethically problematic” fetal material — tissue obtained via elected termination of pregnancy, and cell lines descendent from them.

It’s not a simple ask (sic, ‘task’): some of the most commonly used cell lines in medical research originated that way. The experimental antibody treatment from Regeneron that was taken by Trump to treat COVID-19 was developed using cells derived originally from human kidney tissue taken from an aborted fetus in the 1970s. Several of the vaccine candidates for the virus also use that line.

The cells from that tissue, the HEK293T cell line, have continued to divide and grow in a culture, and have been used in scientific discovery, for decades.

Regeneron says it does not consider the treatment to have relied on fetal tissue, since the cells were acquired so long ago.

They “are considered ‘immortalized’ cells (not stem cells) and are a common and widespread tool in research labs,” a Regeneron spokesperson told ABC in a statement. The cell line “wasn’t used in any other way, and fetal tissue was not used in this research.”

The church has for more than 2000 years held that life begins at conception.  This isn’t the first time we’ve faced issues with euthanasia.  Abortifacients (chemical agents) were in use during the days of the Greek empire, as well as the Roman empire at the time of Christ.

Jeremiah 1:5 is important, stating “”Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  This should suffice for the reader, but if it doesn’t, another hundred verses, all read perfectly within context, could be produced.

But rather than explain the case against abortion, or trying to convince someone that life begins at conception, the main point is that Christians believe that life begins at conception based on the Scripture, regardless of what anyone else believes.

A simple denial that the cells from aborted babies were used to develop the vaccine isn’t sufficient.  What they are calling the “immortalized cell lines” wouldn’t exist if not for the original cell lines from the aborted baby.

The answers given by the fact checkers are almost amusing in their stupidity.  Answering in the way they do betrays an abject ignorance of classical Christian theology, assuming that a mere reference to the product of a product of an aborted baby removes it from the Biblical considerations that would be applied to the product of an aborted baby.  Such silly mental machinations are sufficient for people who do not believe in anything, but not for committed Christians.

Vaccines were not always developed this way, so it’s possible not to have done this.  That isn’t what they’ve chosen to do.  We shouldn’t claim that someone who gets the vaccine has committed a sin from which God cannot forgive.  God can forgive anyone for anything they’ve done conditioned upon confession to Him and a contrite heart.

This isn’t about that.  For me, this is about me, my faith, what I believe, and what I’m willing to do.  Who am I, what kind of man am I, and what kind of faith do I have, if I claim to believe certain things, and under just a little bit of pressure, jettison those doctrines in favor of what the world is doing?

No, this is about strengthening and displaying my own faith.  It is both a building block, and a test at the same time.  I said earlier that I am a committed Calvinist.  I do not intend to jump off of a building and dare God to catch me.  That would be tempting God, and it is a sin.  But I will not perish one nanosecond before my time is complete, and I will not live one nanosecond after my time on earth is complete.  My days are numbered, just as the hairs on my head (both of which are disappearing).  It is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgment.  My appointed time was written down before I was ever born.  Nothing can bring it sooner than that, and nothing can delay it.

On a related note, it’s amazing the cavalier nature with which “researchers” today are treating humans (whom they see as animals, not made in God’s image).

Baby Mary might have been born and grown up to become the medical researcher who discovered the cure for cancer, but instead she was aborted in the 18th week of her mother’s pregnancy.

But despite being aborted, Baby Mary today still has a role in medical research. Or at least a piece of her scalp does. When Baby Mary was killed in her mother’s womb and her tiny body dismembered, a piece of her scalp containing hair follicles was sold on the fetal tissue gray market.

As a  result, part of Baby Mary may now be found growing on the body of a laboratory rodent, thanks to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Here are photos of some of their work in progress …

There are of course other problems with the Covid vaccine.

  • The formation of so-called “non-neutralizing antibodies” can lead to an exaggerated immune reaction, especially when the test person is confronted with the real, “wild” virus after vaccination. This so-called antibody-dependent amplification, ADE, has long been known from experiments with corona vaccines in cats, for example. In the course of these studies all cats that initially tolerated the vaccination well died after catching the wild virus.
  • The vaccinations are expected to produce antibodies against spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2. However, spike proteins also contain syncytin-homologous proteins, which are essential for the formation of the placenta in mammals such as humans. It must be absolutely ruled out that a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 could trigger an immune reaction against syncytin-1, as otherwise infertility of indefinite duration could result in vaccinated women.
  • The mRNA vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer contain polyethylene glycol (PEG). 70% of people develop antibodies against this substance – this means that many people can develop allergic, potentially fatal reactions to the vaccination.

Hospital workers have had allergic reactions to the vaccine, and the Sydney Morning Herald explains why Australia is having problems with its own brand of the vaccine.

A billion-dollar deal for the Morrison government to buy more than 50 million doses of the University of Queensland’s potential coronavirus vaccine has been abruptly terminated after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results.

UQ, working in partnership with Australian global biotech company CSL, will abandon its current clinical trials following the discovery. It informed the federal government of the initial data on Monday, which was then referred to health authorities for urgent medical advice.

“False” positives, they are claiming.

Sources with knowledge of the current trials said pathology tests had in the past weeks confirmed the positives were in fact false and the health of the participants has not been put at risk.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the national security committee of cabinet agreed to terminate the purchasing agreement on Thursday, following expert health advice and fears the revelation would severely damage the Australian public’s confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination program, which is expected to begin early next year.

“We have prepared for this. We have planned for this. And now we’re making decisions in accordance with this,” he said on Friday morning.

He said the government had “spread the risk” by entering into multiple agreements and had secured 20 million new doses from Oxford University-AstraZeneca and another 11 million from Novavax to cover for the 51 million doses the home-grown product was to supply.

“The net out-take of this is we are more likely to have the entire population vaccinated earlier rather than later by the ability to bring this manufacturing capability forward,” Mr Morrison said.

The UQ vaccine candidate used a protein and adjuvant platform, containing the COVID-19 spike protein and a “molecular clamp”. A small component is derived from the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, that is not able to infect people or replicate.

A source with knowledge of the clinical results said although the HIV protein fragment posed “absolutely no health risk to people”, they had identified that some trial participants who received the vaccine produced a partial antibody response to it.

The partial antibody response had the potential to interfere with some HIV screening tests that look for the antibodies – leading to a false positive test result. It is unclear how long participants would continue to return false positive results.

The source said although all participants had been told there was a remote possibility HIV markers could be found in tests during the trial, medical researchers had not expected it to occur.

The allergic reactions to the vaccine might be coming from the fact that this is a messenger RNA vaccine (the mRNA tricks the DNA into producing the spike protein of the virus), and to date no article I’ve found explains how this system is turned off rather than cascades and continues.

The article from Australia is noteworthy in its honesty (at least, its partial honesty).  I don’t believe these are necessarily “false” positive tests, but either way, there is HIV in the spike protein.  We’ve known that for a very long time now.  But I challenge readers to find a single article published in America that admits that there is HIV in the spike protein.  Doing so would be tantamount to an admission that this virus isn’t zoonotic, but rather, engineered in a laboratory.  It might also convince the American people not to take the vaccine.

In summary, this all explains why I will not be taking the vaccine.  Every man and woman must make his or her own decisions, but for the Christian, there are special considerations.

Mandatory Vaccination Cards

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 1 week ago

From reader Joefour, bad news we knew was coming.

On Wednesday the Department of Defense released the first images of a COVID-19 vaccination record card as well as vaccination kits, according to CNN.

“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” says Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition. “Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”

What’s more, vaccination clinics will also report to their state immunization registries which vaccine was given so that third parties can verify one’s vaccination status regardless of what their card says (or if they’ve lost it).

Remember folks.  As best as I’m aware, every vaccine tested to date is an mRNA vaccine.

COVID-19 Lockdowns: Liberty and Science

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 2 weeks ago

Libertas Bella.

But there is scant evidence that masks prevent the transmission of COVID or any other respiratory infection. In every randomized clinical trial ever conducted, there have been inconclusive findings that mask wearing aided in suppressing transmission of respiratory diseases. Studies generally rely upon fitted N95 respirators that must be sterilized after every use or surgical masks that should be thrown away. We have more evidence that typical masks cause headaches than that they prevent against COVID.

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This isn’t just a matter of a few people missing out on a few weeks of work. CNBC host Jim Cramer has noted that the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic led to one of the biggest wealth transfers in all of American history. Wall Street cleaned up at the expense of Main Street.

Of course, this was the goal of it all, just as will be the goal of the “Great Reset.”  It is to impoverish the middle class, and enrich the already wealthy.  They hate the middle class.

As for masks, I’ve explain before many times that you may as well try to stop a mosquito with a chain link fence.

The filter fibers leave too much open space to capture a particle the size of a virus (80 – 120 nm) by interception, and the virus is non-polar, so electrostatic attraction to the fibers isn’t an effective means of filtration.

On the other hand, you can certainly deprive your brain of oxygen by wearing a mask.  One other thing that can be accomplished is to make children even more ignorant.

School is out.  If you think learning is happening at home, you’re naive.  Children in my neighborhood are majoring in learning to ride skateboards when they ought to be learning to construct meaningful sentences, calculus and physics.

It’s almost as if they want to create an entire generation of stupid factory workers, perpetually behind the Chinese and Japanese children, yes?

Masks Don’t Work

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 1 week ago

This link at Insty drove me to read the comments.  One in particular by someone named Doctormhl1 states the following.

Face masks offer insufficient protection against Covid-19.infection. It has been demonstrated that the virus can enter the conjunctiva of the eye. Once on the conjunctiva, tears wash the virus into the back of the nasopharynx via the nasal-lacrimal duct. Thus eye protection in the form of tight-fitting goggles is also a necessary requirement. Eyeglasses and facial shields are also inadequate protection because they fail to completely seal off the eyes.

Why has Dr. Fauci failed to warn about proper eye protection in the prevention of Covid-19 infection?

Well, that’s just another means for viruses to enter the human body.  We can’t stop it, whatever it is, and however effective it is against the human body.  We may as well drive through it.  I’ve said that from the beginning.

I’ve already discussed this in detail.  Filters work (primarily) in one of two ways.  (1) particle interception because the filter fibers are closer together than the particle diameter, or (2) electrostatic capture.

The virus is smaller than the distance between the two fibers.  Next, the virus in question (SARS-CoV-2) is non-polar.  You may as well try to capture a mosquito with a chain link fence.

So this doctor’s pathway is just another reason to listen to what I’ve said before.  In order to be effective, you would have to wear an OSHA-approved, fit tested full face respirator, including both a HEPA filter and a charcoal filter.  The HEPA may be good for viruses contained within water droplets (until evaporation by the air stream), but the charcoal is the only real chance of particle interception.

Anything else is a sham.  Anything else is a hoax.  I’ve also told you what I would find necessary to believe that anything else would be a successful strategy: full testing and calculations (to develop models) performed by physicists and engineers, assessing particle sizes and their distribution, filters and their efficiency, retention time, an assessment using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to assess the diminution of effectiveness due to air flow versus face velocity and benchmarking against empirical data, and full disclosure of mathematical and physics models for public review.

No.  Not by doctors and epidemiologists.  They know nothing about this sort of thing.  By engineers and physicists.

To date, no one has proposed anything even approaching this level of analysis, much less actually done it.

I stand by everything I’ve said.  And by the way, I don’t wear masks.


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