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These days it seems there is not much good news out there. People are still panicked over the coronavirus, governments are still trampling civil liberties in the name of fighting the virus, the economy –already teetering on the edge of collapse – has been kicked to the ground by what history may record as one of the worst man-made disasters of all time: shutting down the country to fight a cold virus.

That’s why we’ll take good news wherever we can get it, and President Trump’s hiring of Dr. Scott Atlas to his coronavirus task force may just be that good news we need. As the media has reported, President Trump has sidelined headline-hogging Anthony Fauci in favor of Atlas, the former Stanford University Medical Center chief of neuroradiology.

Recall, Fauci was the “expert” who told us a few months ago that we would never be able to shake hands again.

Fauci’s advice, forecasts, and assessments proved to be wildly wrong, contradictory, and just plain bizarre: Don’t wear a mask! You must wear a mask. Masks are important as symbols. Put on goggles. Stay home! Churches must be severely restricted but Black Lives Matter marches and encounters with strangers met over the Internet are perfectly fine.

When Anthony Fauci demanded a lockdown of the economy for an indefinite period he actually seemed oblivious to the havoc it would wreak on the economy and on people’s lives. People like Fauci and others who demanded lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were still collecting their paychecks, so what did they care about anyone else?

Dr. Scott Atlas is not only a former top physician and hospital administrator: as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution he also understands the policy implications of locking a country down.

On April 22, Dr. Atlas wrote an op-ed in The Hill titled, “The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation.” In the article he made five main points that are as true today as when he wrote them: an overwhelming majority of people are at no risk of dying from Covid; protecting older people prevents hospital overcrowding; locking down a population actually prevents the herd immunity necessary to defeat the virus; people are dying because they are not being treated for non-Covid illnesses; we know what part of the population is at risk and we can protect them.

Imagine how many thousands of lives could have been saved had the Administration listened to Dr. Atlas back in April. CDC Director Robert Redfield admitted last month that lockdowns were killing more Americans than Covid. “First do no harm” was thrown out the window and nearly six months of wrong-headed policy has done perhaps irreparable harm to the country.

South Dakota and Sweden did virtually nothing to lock down or restrict their populations and they actually fared better than lockdown states in the US. They had lower death rates, their hospitals were never over-run with Covid patients, and they have an economy to go back to.

We very much hope that Dr. Atlas will not “moderate” his message to please the blob in Washington. Trump’s Covid policies to this point have caused more harm than good. With Fauci out of the driver’s seat we finally have a chance of turning things around.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Mr. J says:

    Dear Dr. Paul, Brazil has done nothing and look at how well they have contained COVID-19. Assuming COVID-19 is like the common cold and there can be no vaccine that works and herd immunity does not apply, what is your plan to contain/stop the virus?

  2. Bert says:

    You are woefully uniformed. Herd immunity apparently can be achieved at a much lower infection rate than epidemiologists like the fool Carl Bergstrom assumed in their models. Most countries and U.S. states now have falling numbers of new cases. The flawed assumption was apparently that T-cells primed for the various coronaviruses which cause common colds would not recognize and fight Sars-Cov2. It seems that they do.

    Treatments are available that work well on people, the elderly and those with comorbidities, at risk of severe disease. Research the matter if you want to protect yourself. My hard won knowledge will not be provided to lazy thinkers.

  3. @Mr. J

    This move of the president is a bit late. His message has been very mixed after the first two months or so. Most Americans with jobs and businesses opposed these severe restrictions on their lives. If the President in say late May had come out and supported bringing the country back to normal his campaign for re-election and (more importantly) people’s lives would be doing a lot better.

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • Replies: @anon
    , @simon77047
  4. Bert says:

    There have been 18,000 excess deaths in the cohort between 25 and 44 years of age in the U.S. this year. Only 8,000 of these deaths are directly from Covid-19. The rest are presumably due to economic and psychological effects of lockdowns and economic chaos. If the focus had been on protecting high-risk individuals, especially in group living situations, and letting herd immunity develop (as I happened to have suggested here at Unz Review in March) deaths and economic turmoil would both have been much less.

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  5. Getaclue says:
    @Mr. J

    Treat it like Bird Flu and all other CVirus outbreaks have been treated — I had the Bird Flu in 2007 and it was terrible was sick for 4 months — many, many died — there was no “testing”, no hysteria, no breathless numbering of “new cases” — you then either live or die, just like now — you don’t crater society and empower a bunch of Stalinists/”Progressives” to order healthy people to “lockdown” — to stay at home and wear a Face Diaper (neither of which do anything to eradicate or stop CVirus — neither have ever been taught in infectious medicine courses as useful in addressing Viruses–why? They are total and complete bs — NWO “Expert” Neal Ferguson got the “social distancing” bs out along with his lying “Models” — ALL Scientific Studies state wearing Masks = USELESS as to CVirus and sets you up for infection) and treat you like the lowest of slaves — The one thing this CVirus hysteria has completely made clear is that there are a huge amount of people in the USA who are both cowards and morons.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  6. @Mr. J

    The first thing to realize is that there are no experts. There are no political experts on what they should do and there are no medical experts to determine a single 100% sure fire prophylactic for any medical condition.

    The politicians are simply being little Hitlers because that’s what they do. The folks in the medical field are giving their OPINIONS and we as individuals should listen to them and then make up our own minds on how to proceed.

    Ever heard of ‘informed consent’? We’ve had neither the informed part because the message gets changed daily and we were never asked for consent.

    The political class that has railroaded through their fatwas need to go to jail for using the ‘color of law’ when they had absolutely no right to destroy the economy and ruin people’s lives.

  7. If Dr. Atlas represents as big a change as the OP thinks, then the worst is probably over. Even so, the massive overreaction to Covid that we’ve seen these last five months is not a one man show.

    Doctors and journalists – two classes of people who can “demand lockdowns and stay-at-home orders and still collect their paychecks” are still doing the lion’s share of the opinion-making when it comes to the Coronavirus. And you can’t ignore the excessive faith in inevitable technological progress that most Americans have – i.e. they think that a vaccine that grants total immunity to Covid is a certainty if only we wait long enough, and then will demand a shutdown until said vaccine is ready.

    And then there is the fact that for millions and millions of people, all of this is mostly just a political shibboleth for signalling your opinion about Donald Trump. If you wear a mask even when you’re not required to and demand as many restrictions as possible and talk loud and long about how reopening anything means huge amounts of people will die, all of this means that you hate Donald Trump. And people who hate Donald Trump will keep on wanting to signal that, at least until the election.

    I’ve got all these points explained in more detail here: https://www.twilightpatriot.com/2020/08/the-covid-shutdown-strands-of.html

    • Replies: @Ganderson
  8. KenH says:

    People like Fauci and others who demanded lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were still collecting their paychecks, so what did they care about anyone else?

    It’s about time Anthony Spaghetti Day Fauci got kicked to the curb. Fauci, the left wing state governors and anyone else advocating for lockdowns should be forced to forego any more paychecks and be made to live on $500 in a savings account and the average monthly unemployment relief of Americans that are collecting it. Then we’ll see if they still support their stupid lockdowns.

    • Agree: turtle
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  9. Realist says:

    Birx should be next.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  10. Clearly the high figures are USA ( 5,050,000 and 170,000) and Brazil ( 3,008,000 and 100,000) but just consider–Cuba 3,229 and 89 Or better yes Vatican City 12 and 0? The key issue was 11 weeks to prepare but focusing on November election and a complete disdain for science and reality TV stars serving as experts. Talking of experts KAMALA is back !! Fond memories of Kamala entering ring with wooden face mask, 7 feet tall and 400 pounds of strength sometimes taking on dual opponents –usually white “ham and eggers” with regular names such as Donnie Trumpet and Mikey Pencil.

  11. anon[407] • Disclaimer says:
    @Uncle Nyarlathotep

    Trump was against shutting down the economy from the beginning. Don’t you remember him getting beat up for that viewpoint?

    • Replies: @paranoid goy
    , @gsjackson
  12. Anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:

    They *admit* the virus was released on purpose:
    https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_report/GPMB_Annual_Report_English.pdf

    P. 39

    Any discussion about the CV not related to the trial of individuals for high treason is a waste of time.

  13. D3F1ANT says:

    It’s really sad that it took Trump this long to bounce that quack Fauci. Much of the damage is done.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  14. @KenH

    Fauci should be LOCKED UP instead of DOWN, in the kind of place you don’t need face masks, only straightjackets.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  15. @Uncle Nyarlathotep

    Yes, the president appears to be late. Since his first day in office he’s damn if he does and damn if he doesn’t. I would place most of the blame on the governors for keeping things locked down. I offer up South Dakota as an example of doing it right. I heard somewhere that 1.5 million people died last year of TB. I don’t remember a shut down over that. Also last year 42 million babies were aborted (World-wide) I don’t remember a shut down over that. So my point is millions of people die each year around the World for whatever reason and we don’t stop living because of it. Why are we allowing it to happen this time? Is it because the left is hoping to stop Donald Trump?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  16. meamjojo says:
    @Mr. J

    The virus will go away when it runs out of victims. That means the vulnerable will die off and everyone left will gain immunity. Too complex for you?

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  17. @anon

    Troll!!! Have we taught you nothing? FACTS DON’T MATTER WHEN YOU HOLD THE MORAL HIGH GROUND!
    Besides, Orange Man Bad! Fauci is the only one that understands the existential threat that bats pose to mankind.
    Baal Getus prophesizes that you people will listen good, the next one “has a higher mortality rate”. His wife is laughing her head off at youse…

  18. Mr. J says:
    @meamjojo

    Then how come the common cold is still around? What if immunity is only for say 6 months? What’s the plan then genius?

    • Replies: @James Solbakken
    , @ticajun
  19. @Mr. J

    “Then how come the common cold is still around? What if immunity is only for say 6 months? What’s the plan then genius?”

    The plan should not be to lock down the world population in order to attempt to eliminate the common cold.

    Nice try, {expletive deleted}, do spin again.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  20. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    COVID-19 is slightly more dangerous than the common cold. Do you think Robert Trump & Herman Cain would have died if they caught a summer cold?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  21. @Mr. J

    Brazil has done nothing

    This is simply untrue. In all states of Brazil, some more and some less, mitigating measures for the spread of the virus have been taken. Mask wearing is mandatory almost everywhere, commerce has been shut down in all states in various occasions, the information about prevention and the disease has been made incessantly accessible through all the media, either from the private networks themselves, or from government campaigns. On the healthcare aspect, there were also measures taken as hospitals received lots of additional resources.

    If you want to discuss the *degree* to which the containment has been exerted, and the overall competence of the agents involved, that’s is perfectly all right. But calling everything that has been done “nothing” is simply false.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  22. Mr. J says:
    @Brás Cubas

    The point I was/am making is if the USA & Brazil acted more like like Japan, South Korea & Taiwan we would be in much better shape than we are now under trump.

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
    , @botazefa
  23. Until Dr. Paul provides a source for his claim that Fauci is out, or has even been sidelined, This article has a clickbait title. All we have here is his word that with the hiring of another clown the current clown czar has been deposed.

  24. Fauci and Ferguson are both career criminals and should both be executed.

  25. “COVID-19 is slightly more dangerous than the common cold. Do you think Robert Trump & Herman Cain would have died if they caught a summer cold? ”

    Perhaps if I studied their autopsy reports I could tell you my medical opinion about whether or not catching a cold might have led to their deaths or not.

    But I do know that shutting the world down under the pretense of eliminating the China Virus is dangerously wacko.

    Nice try though, doofus, do spin again.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  26. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    Did South Korea, Taiwan and Japan shut down? No, they attacked the trump Virus problem and now they have fully functioning economies. Total deaths from those three countries from the trump Virus is around 1600. What did those countries do that we are not doing?

  27. What did New York do wrong and what did North Dakota do right?

    Did Sweden do right or wrong?

    You’re talking out your rear end, J.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  28. What did those countries do that we are not doing?

    Well, for starters they have an actual concern for the well-being of their citizens. Although the US is arguably the wealthiest country on the planet, there is a link between poverty and health outcomes.
    https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

    One reason for that, is that poor people, generally speaking, have weaker immune systems. Weaker immune systems are more susceptible to disease. The other reason is that food processing in North America eliminates a considerable amount of the nutrients in food. Along with GMOs and force fed animals, which have lower nutrient value, and have shown to be harmful, American immune systems are under constant attack by poisons in the food chain. That is dramatically less in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  29. @Mr. J

    Countries in the east and in northern Europe that had minimal restrictions (Japan, Sweden) have cohesive and largely compliant populations. In Japan, aside from closing schools for the remainder of Spring there was little coercion. Most of the population complied voluntarily with suggestions

    In Korea and especially China, the government embarked on extremely authoritarian measures such as locking in an entire province with force (China) or embarking on a national tracking system using people’s cellular phones(Korea).

    In the US the number of new daily cases and deaths had been dramatically decreasing until the rioting began in early June. The sheer volume and type of activity was bound to bring the cases up, and yet the media and political establishment cheered it on. They now had tons of new cases to scare people with and continue this facade.

    You ask, what did those countries do that we are not doing? I ask, would these riots be allowed in China?

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  30. @simon77047

    “Is it because the left is hoping to stop Donald Trump?”

    I think you answered your own question, simon. They will go to any lengths, legal and illegal.

  31. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    That’s Mr. J. Sweden has about 100 times more deaths than Taiwan. Not sure why you are bringing that up. No, you are talking out of your ass. Answer my question, how come Japan, Taiwan & South Korea have only 1600 deaths from the trump Virus and the USA has around 175,000 deaths?

  32. Japan and Sweden had similar policies. How do you explain the differences?

    New York and North Dakota had different policies, please explain.

    I call it the China Virus because it was documented as coming from Wuhan, China. You call it the Trump Virus because you are a partisan wacko.

    Nice tries, though, doofus, do spin again.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  33. Mr. J says:
    @Uncle Nyarlathotep

    Did “rioting” cause the explosion of the trump Virus in Florida and Texas?

    • Replies: @Uncle Nyarlathotep
  34. @Mr. J

    I know that most on the Left hopes that it is true, but what proof do you have that Robert Trump died from Covid? It’s been reported that Robert recently suffered a serious fall, leading to brain bleed. Of course, if a blood test in the hospital had determined that he was positive FOR Covid, it will be reported that he died FROM Covid, not WITH it – just as every other Covid case is.

    BTW, no doubt many people with compromised immune systems die from the common cold every year, since it can easily lead to pneumonia. And Herman Cain had had Stage 4 colon cancer several years ago, had been given a 30 percent chance of survival, and was 74 years old. It was foolhardy of him to attend Trump’s rally, mask or no mask, since he was in the highest risk category.

    • Thanks: mark green
  35. @Mr. J

    Yes. There have been thousands of the burn loot murder rioters in Orlando, Austin, Dallas. It’s common sense to imagine that a virus that spreads easily in crowds would spread easily among this rabble. Additionally, you didn’t answer my question.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
    , @Cowtown Rebel
  36. If Fauci is really sidelined, this is the best news I have heard in the last few hours!

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  37. botazefa says:
    @Mr. J

    The point I was/am making is if the USA & Brazil acted more like like Japan, South Korea & Taiwan we would be in much better shape than we are now under trump

    I haven’t seen Pelosi bring any mandatory mask Bills to the floor, have you?

    Do you think Trump has the authority to order nationwide masking? How would that work?

    What’a wrong with the Swedish model?

    The US is in bad shape. Not from Covid19, from the local emergency lockdowns that have strangled commerce.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  38. botazefa says:
    @Mr. J

    What did those countries do that we are not doing?

    They are disincentivized to count every death with Covid19 as a Covid19 death.

    But, you tell me.

  39. botazefa says:
    @Curmudgeon

    One reason for that, is that poor people, generally speaking, have weaker immune systems.

    You are presenting speculation as fact, generally. I could speculate opposite. Poor people live filthier lives that keeps their immune systems exercised.

    The other reason is that food processing in North America eliminates a considerable amount of the nutrients in food

    A considerable amount, eh? So what? It’s not like people have scurvy or rickets in the US. Humans are evolved to thrive in some pretty nutrient shallow environments. How’s Africa doing on Covid19?

    American immune systems are under constant attack by poisons in the food chain.

    You think the US food is riddled with bacteria and viruses? That seems highly unlikely. Food borne illness does occur, but it’s not commonplace and the FDA runs down the sources pretty quickly. Fully cooking food reduces the risk substantially.

    Humans have robust immune systems. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here. Covid19 is a new virus. It’ll catch some vulnerable people and kill them. There’s nothing novel about that. It’s the norm.

    Sorry if this comes off harsh.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  40. Mr. J says:

    I noticed no one is answering the question that I posed why are deaths caused by the trump Virus so much higher in the USA than in Japan, Taiwan & South Korea. Do you think it might be because virtually everyone in those countries wear masks when out in the public?

    • Replies: @JasonT
    , @Studebaker Hawk
  41. Mr. J says:
    @Uncle Nyarlathotep

    Name me 10 of these “burn loot murder rioters”? How about naming 5? How about naming me just one person who is a “burn loot murder rioter”?

  42. Mr. J says:
    @botazefa

    It’s the president’s job to lead. Instead trump is calling up Fox and Friends complaining about how “nasty” Senator Harris is and how Michelle Obama was so mean to him. Not only is the idiot trump useless he is a baby.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  43. gsjackson says:
    @anon

    Yeah, but a few weeks ago, by way of patting himself and the good old USA on the back, he said that the steps we took “saved millions and millions of lives,” which is patent nonsense. He’s been all over the map on the subject, and on the whole not helpful.

    But there are those who think he took adavantage of the scamdemic’s cover to institute an entire economic reset that scraps the economy of debt for good. Guess we’ll see. He does have the Fed under control of the executive branch now.

  44. botazefa says:
    @Mr. J

    It’s the president’s job to lead

    He thinks he’s leading. What, specifically, would you have him do?

    My argument is that pandemic response in the US is a ragtag affair, but is wholly dependent upon local leadership. Why not blame your local leaders? I do.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  45. @Bert

    Excellent points, sir. I would add that it still gives too much credence still to the medically unproven pandemic narrative to say that ANY extra deaths can confidently be attributed to covid-19.

    We cannot know how many extra deaths are attributable to covid-19 because the death statistics are systematically dishonest and unreliable. Point number 10 in these doctors’ assessment mentions several different fundamental flaws in the big “covid deaths” number bandied about:

    https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

    — People counted as covid deaths when they were never tested for covid-19 at all (!) but merely “presumed” to have been infected with that strain

    — People who were tested for covid-19 but with inadequately vetted tests with an unacceptably high rate of error (false positives for covid-19 when the person actually has a different virus)

    — People with one or more severe comorbidities and already a short to very short projected life span, including elderly people (often over age EIGHTY) with poorly treated or untreated diabetes or high blood pressure, in some cases even late-stage cancer, nonetheless are confidently and unequivocally said to have “died FROM covid-19” when it would often be more accurate to say only that they had covid-19 when they died (“died WITH covid-19”) … very, very many of the so-called covid-19 deaths in New York State, Washington State, Italy, and elsewhere were people who went to the nursing home or hospital to await death already and were merely infected with covid-19 while there.

  46. @restless94110

    Moron Fauci (that’s what Tucker called him) will never be sidelined as long as the media keeps sticking a microphone in his face. Sadly! The democrat FAKE media, which has lost all respect among those of us who can actually think, are doing their best to demonize and belittle the accomplishments of Trump’s new point man, Scott Atlas. They’ll brook no end to the lockdowns and mask mandates until after the election, no matter the consequences. Then what comes next? Civil War? Civil War, and possible death, is better than the endless dystopia that they have in store for us.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  47. Mr. J says:
    @botazefa

    trump should have shown leadership. At a minimum he should have encouraged wearing a mask back in April. Pointed out to everyone that since getting a vaccine will take a while that the mask will in effect be the vaccine. How do you think Japan with a population of 160 million people has had only 1200 deaths caused by COVID-19 (I mean the trump Virus) 🙂

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  48. ticajun says:
    @Mr. J

    In six months the election will be over and nobody’s going to care about this flu. No plan needed.

  49. @Mr. J

    trump should have shown leadership.

    Yes, that’s the mantra Democrats keep repeating. But when you ask them exactly what they mean–should he have countermanded the nation’s Democrat governors, for example–they generally resume their angry mumbling.

    At a minimum he should have encouraged wearing a mask back in April. Pointed out to everyone that since getting a vaccine will take a while that the mask will in effect be the vaccine.

    Here’s a story from March regarding CDC advice:

    How do you think Japan with a population of 160 million people has had only 1200 deaths caused by COVID-19

    Japan is a clean, civilized, advanced, monocultural society where people are concerned with the general welfare as well as with national health and stability. Hard to imagine a more distinct contrast with the New, Diverse USA.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  50. Saggy says:
    @Mr. J

    They took Covid seriously from the beginning and took extraordinary measures to combat it. They didn’t, as the US does, ignore it and then pretend it is just the flu. This vid explains the measures taken by South Korea ….

  51. Mr. J says:
    @Mr McKenna

    And everyone wore masks as soon as the trump Virus came to Japan. trump should have shown leadership and told Americans the mask is the vaccine.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    , @HammerJack
  52. Abacromby says:

    Neuroradiology for infections? Perhaps, like the NFL they should also include a rheumatology for concussions.

  53. Unfortunately, Fauci is still the director of National Institute of Health and Obama 2014 appointee Dr. Birx just told everyone to wear mask in their homes! Are people supposed to eat alone in their rooms and stick their heads out of the window while they are eating of drinking so that the air does not recirculate through ventilation? How can someone take a shower or brush their teeth with a surgical mask?

    Trump really has to fire these gas-lighting, psy-opping, psychopathic hoaxters! It is hard to believe that they suddenly developed extreme mental illness so late in life coinciding with a financial catastrophe as well as plans in the works for pandemic economy since 2003!

    These people are monsters!

    • Agree: Cortes, Achmed E. Newman
  54. @follyofwar

    Perhaps, but I’ve never understood to what end they want such a result. It makes no sense. I just watched a guy called Remenant (I think) and he was saying the way people are carrying on is like it was during the French Revolution, or the days of the Red Guard in China, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

    It seems that every so often circumstances come together in a perfect storm so that large groups of people go completely mad. Fauci could have easily quelled the virus issue by recommending the totally safe hydroxychloroquine with zinc. I can’t believe that his motive for suppressing it is entirely tin order to make money. Totalitarianism by tech and “science” doesn’t make for a better world for humans. Someone once said that communism works just not for the human species. Bees maybe, termites? Who knows?

    Fauci should get the boot. And right after him Birx. And finally, speaking of Tucker, he should give Dr. Seigel the boot, like, yesterday. He went off the rails weeks ago and everything he says is a crock of shit, and dangerous besides. Tucker should watch more Laura Ingraham. The 2 docs she brings on are solid.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  55. @Achmed E. Newman

    I detested Fauci from the beginning. He reminded me of Renfield as portrayed by Arte Johnson in “Love at First Bite.” He is the only individual, other than George W., that constantly appears in public wearing an idiotic smirk while delivering bad news. George did it because he’s a moron. Fauci does it because he’s fiendish. The only thing missing is Fauci feverishly rubbing his hands together whilst hatching and unveiling his devious schemes.

    Dr. No, Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Mudd, Dr. Feelgood, Dr. Kevorkian, Dr. Gosnell, Dr. Mengele… They are all humbled by the epic scale of financial ruin, civil disintegration and social deviancy created in the sinister lair of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  56. @Mr. J

    Large numbers of the Japanese are always wearing those masks in winter anyway.
    The Japanese are kind of neurotic and like the masks, ideally with a Hello Kitty design.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  57. @Uncle Nyarlathotep

    The reason that the looters and arsonists haven’t contracted the Virus is because the toxins that are released into the air, while the stores are being burned to the ground, kills it. If you really want to stop the Virus, burn something! Not just anything, mind you… something of value, something made of harmful materials and stocked with chemicals, and, most importantly, something vital to the neighborhood. Only then, can you truly say that you have done your part to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

    CoYid-20 and The Black Plague, however, will continue to cause death and destruction unabated, wherever they infect the unwary or unprotected.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  58. SafeNow says:

    A radiologist? I am skeptical.

    This reminds me of how virologists and epidemiologists have been opining on the behavioral aspects of the pandemic. A psychiatrist would never opine on virology, and yet the reverse has been the case. Roger Ebert, in his original review of “The Graduate,” referred to “the forgettable music of Simon and Garfunkel.” Ebert was the world’s greatest film critic, but had no business trying to be a music critic. (He later good-naturedly acknowledged “I was wrong.”)

  59. @James Solbakken

    If you are still on here, Mr. Solbakken, I lost my comment I meant to post yesterday to you. Thank you for your calm and reasoned arguments with the civil but still somehow hysterical Mr. J.*. That goes for Botazefa, FoW, Uncle something or other, and Cowtown Rebel, Mr. McKenna and Mr. Ransom too. You guys tried. Some people ya’ just cain’t reach …

    I responded to this comment in particular, because I wanted to add that, yes, the term “Wuhan Flu” or “Kung Flu”, as I call it for fun, is not necessarily anything derogatory about the Chinese. That’s where the flu came from, or failing that, where the big initial outbreak was. People need to be a little less sensitive, especially if some of them do, after all, eat bats, cats and sometimes rats. Peak Stupidity explains a little bit about this aspect of the modern Chinese culture in “Cats, Bats, and Spoiled Brats”, with some more in “Hate the Bat, not the Chinaman”.

    .

    * I see you link to the JPFO. I didn’t know they were still around, after the old founder died(?) Gun rights guys thank you for this.

    • Replies: @James Solbakken
  60. @Cowtown Rebel

    Thank you, Mr. Rebel for this info. This is great news for us firebugs! Neighbors were heard wondering about where the smoke was coming from last week, as I burn all our ID-able paperwork at least once per summer. (In the wintertime, the fireplace handles it.) It wasn’t exactly vital to the neighborhood, so I’m not sure how much good I did. But then, I’m a firebug, so who cares? I like that big whoosh when the 1/2 cup of gas I poured on it lights up!

    Ever tried the leaf blower on a too slow fire, such as the result of trying to get rid of a half-rotten stump? It’s a blast, man.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  61. @restless94110

    Thanks for your thoughtful reply, restless. Looking at it from the little man’s perspective, it does make ZERO sense that those Globalists calling the shots are doing what they’re doing. But, rest assured, they have a long-term plan that we are not privy to. It seems to me that those calling the shots, (the only front men we know well are Gates, Soros, and Fauci, but there are others higher up), know exactly what they plan to accomplish. But, as a little man, there’s no sense in my speculating on what it is.

    I agree that we’re in a perfect storm. We know that mobs are mindless. That is exactly what BLM and Antifa are, aren’t they? Trump should impose the Insurrection Act, but will the active duty military go along? Not if you go by what Defense Secretary Esper and Joint Chiefs Chair Milley said after Trump used them to defend the White House after rioters set fire to that church.

    I so agree about Dr. Seigel. Like Biden and Fauci, his best days are far behind him. Seigel must have a contract that requires Tucker to give him a few minutes several times a week. I don’t understand what other reason Tucker would have to continue to put him on. Peace.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  62. @Achmed E. Newman

    I always wonder if guys like Mr J are AI-bots, so I try to be polite.

    As for JPFO, I like to show my support for the Jewish Community by promoting the late Aaron Zelman’s wonderful work.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  63. @botazefa

    Obviously you didn’t read the link. There are literally dozens of studies from across the world that show poverty affects health outcomes.

    I didn’t say US foods were riddled with bacteria and viruses, but in some cases they are during the processing. Ground beef from feed lot fed cattle is more likely to have E. coli. If there were no foods tainted with bacteria, there would be no recalls. Recalls of “cold cuts” is not uncommon.
    The word I used was poisons. GMOs are poisons. Glyphosate is a poison. Both have been found to cause harm to humans. Big Ag meat is processed with chlorine baths and ammonia, neither of which are good for humans.
    North Americans are being poisoned by food processing. I buy local and organic whenever possible to minimize the intake. It tastes like the food I grew up with in the 50s.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  64. @Mr. J

    Did you miss the part about the CDC, etc?

    And there’s another small problem: in fact, a mask is not actually a vaccine.

    Not even close.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  65. @Mr. J

    How about Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are islands having virtually no contact with China? S. Korea has an impenetrable border with N. Korea so it’s effectively an island. Your move, Einstein.

  66. Mr. J says:
    @HammerJack

    The CDC under the idiot trump is a joke. Yes, the mask is our only vaccine until there is an actual vaccine. Massive mask wearing in Japan, Taiwan & South Korea has controlled the trump Virus. Only 1600 deaths. We get that in two days with no end in sight.

  67. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    I am too smart to be Bot. Be sure to always wear a mask when you are out in the public. And get a good mask if you can: a N95 or KN95 mask. If we can get 95-99% of the people to wear a mask maybe we will be like Taiwan in 6 months.

  68. @Mr. J

    How about this Einstein – is this example good enough for you?

    Jul 24, 2020 – PORTLAND, Ore. A BLM-Portland activist involved in the protest Sunday night was publicly identified by police who continue to search for him. Marquise Love, 25, is suspected of kicking a man in the head and knocking him unconscious. He is being sought on suspicion of attempted murder.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  69. @Buck Ransom

    I attribute Japanese oddities to bizarre attempts to adapt to Western Culture, and, perhaps, some residual effects from the fallout. These poor kids were probably adversely effected by watching after school reruns of The Monkees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5un_z6A9M

  70. @Mr. J

    Sweden is already like Taiwan now. Virtually no deaths and very few cases. No lockdown needed.

  71. @Achmed E. Newman

    You’re welcome, Mr. Newman. I’ve lately become quite obsessive about destroying personal info. But, I’m not sure how much good it does with everything being online. I’ll have to give the leaf blower technique a try.

    Meanwhile, may I present, for your listening pleasure, the official arsonist anthem:

    It’s great for getting warmed up before you “set the World on fire.”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  72. @Mr. J

    If we can get 95-99% of the people to wear a mask maybe we will be like Taiwan in 6 months.

    I’m not wearing a mask other than during company (strongly) required times at my job. Eat my COVID, bitches!

    Oh, and maybe we don’t want to be like Taiwan, and we don’t want to turn Japanese either:

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
    , @Mr. J
    , @Mr. J
  73. @follyofwar

    I see the deal with Esper and Milley as similar to how the Generals treated Jack Kennedy. They are the ones that ought to have the Insurrection Act implemented on. I believe Trump will remove them both, if and when re-elected, but I suspect now is not the right time. Much of the military is loyal to the President, but the military is top-heavy, filled to the gills with perfumed princes. We’ll see how it turns out.

    As far as Gates and as for Soros, I believe that they both strongly believe that they are saving the world. That they are using their money in order to force/change the world for the better. Bill is a vaccine zealot for that reason. George has a more complicated vision. He obviously believes that the US is top heavy with lock ’em up throw away the key prosecutors. The trouble is he’s made the problem worse by financing the elections of all these totally corrupt mostly female prosecutors. Hey maybe there is an over-sentencing problem in America, but you don’t solve it by not prosecuting crime at all. Soros has stated he does believe that globalism is the solution to the world’s problems but here he is wrong again. Globalism makes more and more people unhappy and poorer. It’s obviously not the solution to anything. Obvious to most everyone but Soros.

    In my view, they both are just vain arrogant men with a lot of money. The rich men of the late 1800s in the US built libraries, museums, concert halls, and funded foundations to go to lofty and worthy causes.. But Rockefeller is widely known to have spent a lot of money promoting alopathic medicine over homeopathic, thus resulting in giant pharmas and a pill or a shot for everything. Since there is a good amount of evidence showing that better hygiene and purer water have much to do with the reduction of disease in the 20th century, Rockefeller’s arrogance also has done more harm than good.

  74. @Mr. J

    We could readily name thousands of them, if the Police were arresting them for their crimes and publishing their mugshots. The list of offenders and offenses would easily fill a large metropolitan phone book.

    But, in a futile effort to edify you, here are just a few of those who had Burning, Looting and Murder on their Riot agenda:

    05/01 Mathew Lee Rupert, 28, of Galesburg, Il. traveled to Minneapolis and was charged with civil disorder, carrying on a riot, and possession of unregistered destructive devices.

    06/13 Natalie White, 29, burned down Wendy’s in Atlanta after Rayshard Brooks was dispatched by law enforcement.

    07/27 Dakotah Horton, 24, of Portland, Oregon, assaulted a Federal Officer with a Baseball Bat.

    05/30 Margaret Channin, 25, of Tacoma, Washington, set five unmarked Seattle police vehicles on fire.

    06/02 Stephan Cannon, 24, of St. Louis, Missouri, murdered retired police captain, David Dorn.

    06/02 Jimmie Robinson, 27, of St.Louis, Missouri, 1st degree burglary and armed criminal action connected to murder of David Dorn.

    06/28 Darryl Henderson, 58, Harlem, NY, charged with rioting, inciting to riot, reckless endangerment, attempted assault and criminal mischief, after crowd rained bottles down on police responding to a shooting incident.

    07/15 Shaborn Banks and Koran Campbell, both 25, Bronx, NY, charged with assault on police. One officer required eight staples to close a head wound and another suffered a broken eye socket after being struck with an iron pole.

    08/15 Jeremy Johnson, 25, Lakeview, Il., attacked Chicago police with a skateboard.

    05/31 Justin Spry, 21, of South Plainfield, N. J., tried to set fire to a Trenton police car by stuffing a rag in the gas tank and lighting it.

    08/10 Aaron Neal, 20, of Chicago, arrested for using a hammer in an attempt to break into an ATM.

    You asked for 10 names, I gave you 12. Arsonists, Thieves, and Killers that were burning, looting and murdering. All of these incidents have occurred in the midst of the riots that have been ongoing in many of these cities. At little more time and effort would reveal the names of many more miscreants that have engaged in the activities that you are in conscious denial of.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  75. @Achmed E. Newman

    The Vapors! I was driving around wearing a Ninja outfit that I went shopping in, and I was playing that song over and over. Those in the Far-East have been germaphobes for decades and “Turning Japanese” is exactly what this Covid hysteria reminds me of.

  76. @Mr. J

    So, what you’re saying is, you can’t be Bot?

    “Be sure to always wear a mask when you are out in the public.”

    Yes, anyone caught outside without a mask must be shot. And then sent to a FEMA camp.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  77. Mr. J says:
    @Studebaker Hawk

    Wow, you got a name of a “suspect”. I am impressed.

  78. Mr. J says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    Anyone convicted? Or are these “round up the usual suspects” types?

  79. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    No, make it like driving without your seat belt on. A simple fine will do. Maybe like $50. It is not really complicated. If we can get everyone to wear a mask when out in public the trump Virus will have no where to go and in 6 months we can at least go back to where we were in January. That’s what they did in Japan, South Korea & Taiwan.

  80. Mr. J says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    OK Herman, what could go wrong when you go to the idiot trump’s rally in Tulsa?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  81. @Mr. J

    You got close to the truth then farther away, in one sentence, Mr. J. I wouldn’t be surprised with the Soros D/As that quite a few get let go, but that’s not because they were rounded up for the hell of it. Almost the entire establishment is on the side of the antifa Commies and the black thugs. You’ve got a few cops who do the right thing and won’t abide by the “stand down” orders during these, uhhh, peaceful riots protests.

    Plus, sometimes it gets too close to the home of the elites, such as the Portland, Oregon Mayor’s house. Then, well, you’ve gotta do something.

  82. “No, make it like driving without your seat belt on. A simple fine will do. Maybe like $50. It is not really complicated. If we can get everyone to wear a mask when out in public the trump Virus will have no where to go and in 6 months we can at least go back to where we were in January.”

    The sad fact is that you are a psychotic megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur. Very very sad.

    You probably like Mao’s plan for Red China: “If we kill everyone who is unhappy, we can make Paradise.”

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Mr. J
  83. @Mr. J

    Mr. J, I am not quite the bullshitter President Trump fan, as I was the Campaign Trump fan back in ’16. (I did go to a rally, with my humorous anti-so-called-pope-Francis sign, in fact.) I suppose if I were to go to a rally, any rally for that matter, I’d be conscious of whether other people seemed worried about my not face-diapering, when in close quarters. Outside, however, it’s be ridiculous to wear a mask.

    I urge you to read a bit more on this. Peak Stupidity has a good mostly-humorous, but somewhat curmudgeonly, series called “Scenes from the Summer Kung Flu re-Panic”. Each one will take you only 1-2 minutes to read (and only #4 is NSFW*, but right in your wheelhouse, as it’s all about masks, on all, and only all, orifices). Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.

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    * Not Safe For Work, unless you are working from home …

    .

    … and the wife’s not.

  84. Mr. J says:
    @James Solbakken

    I confess, I am a psychotic megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur. How did you figure that out? I know, I sound just like trump except I am lot smarter.

  85. @Cowtown Rebel

    Thank you for the song, Mr. Rebel. It’s a little bit too rappy for me, but the lyrics are indeed a good soundtrack for an arsonist. Since you knew who The Vapors were, this song from the same half-decade fits too. David Byrne really didn’t care about lyrics. This one is about the beat. I could never find this interview again, but I remember on MTV or VH-1, he was telling the interviewer that this song, and the “chorus” lyric was initially “Foam rubber, USA”. He’s a weirdo alright, but he and the Talking Heads made some great music.

    Pretty soon, their Life During Wartime is going to be the soundtrack to our lives … likely in my opinion.

  86. Mr. J says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    So you agree with me you need to wear a mask when you are physically close to people. Don’t be an idiot like Herman Cain and go to a trump rally and not wear a mask.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  87. @Mr. J

    No, I most certainly DO NOT agree with you, on pretty much anything. I’d wear the mask if others were really anxious and said something about at a rally, or just back away from them a bit. I don’t think most people that go to rallies these days to begin with take this Kung Flu shit that seriously. If this were really Black Plague 2.0, people would not go to rallies.

    I just bought something at the drug store today, while wearing a mask on my wrist, just in case someone gave me grief about it. Nobody said anything to me.

    I am not as old as the late Mr. Cain was, Mr. J. If he indeed died FROM the Kung Flu, rather than just WITH it in him, then he made a bad decision as an individual. That was his choice, as I’m sure he’d agree … if he could.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  88. Mr. J says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Of course you agree with me, you said you wear a mask. Are you going to go to a trump rally and not wear a mask? Cain did die from the trump flu. How come only 7 deaths in Taiwan due to the trump flu? The beneficial effects of Chinese food? Or maybe because they have a very high rate of mask wearing when out in public.

    • Troll: Achmed E. Newman
  89. I hope Ron Paul is right but the madness is well-nigh global.

  90. Ganderson says:
    @Twilight Patriot

    And… the people who hate Trump are making these decision. I see no signs of this madness ending in my little (Northeastern) corner of the US. A large % of the US’ state governors are having the time of their lives, and the people who run America’s education establishment, K- PhD, are just plain nuts.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  91. @Mr. J

    I’ve been away for a couple of days, so I don’t know if you’ll get this or not… but, here goes… Unless you are a complete moron, you are fully aware that convictions follow trials, which follow charges, and that none of that occurs during the same afternoon. There hasn’t been time for these cases to go to court. They have some very strong evidence (such as video surveillance footage) against most of these suspects and convictions are all but assured in several of them. Although, the sentences will likely be light.

    I hope that you fall victim to these rioters in the course of your daily routine and that you are giving weeks in intensive care to reevaluate your imbecilic view of the World. When these idiots attack, they don’t put much forethought into who they target. If you think you have diplomatic immunity, just think of the Gay State Senator, Tim Carpenter (D) that was assaulted in Milwaukee by his constituents. Or, I guess that no one was guilty of that, either. Huh?

  92. Mr. J says:

    Gee, the only rioters I am a victim of is the trump clan. At least I am smart enough to wear a mask when I am out in public and haven’t caught the trump Virus yet.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  93. @Mr. J

    You’re smart enough to wear a mask, because you’re Fugly. Even your mother can’t stand the sight of you. That’s why she hides your Quasimodo looking ass in the basement. The Pope wouldn’t grant you sanctuary. Your father ran for the hills the moment he saw you. It was bad enough being seen in public with your hideous mother, but having to claim you as his son was just too much for him to bear. Rosemary had a cuter infant. And, it only got worse from there…

    Now, an obese version of R. Crumb sits around in his mom’s cellar in front of a computer all day and night, wearing a mask, and ranting insanely against Donald Turnip for his inability to get a date with a Woman.

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  94. Mr. J says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    Dear Cowgirl rebel, the truth hurts. I speak the truth!

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  95. @Mr. J

    Mz. J – The transsexual transvestite that dwells in its Mother’s basement drooling over a Lady MAGA poster and wishing that it was as “beautiful” as that Warped Aberration. Turned down by every notable Tranny from Ru Paul to “Caitlyn” Jenner for a reality T.V. show, it sits sulking in the cellar and sobbing over the cracks in its aging and decaying visage. That’s The Truth! The only one that you’ll ever know!

    Anyway, Mz. J, I’ve got better things to do than exchange meaningless insults with you. I quickly grow weary of besting Retards in a name calling contest. You know that you’re a hopeless case, and you’ve demonstrated it to everyone. So, what more could I add?

    • Replies: @Mr. J
  96. Mr. J says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    Dear cowgirl, are you more cow? or girl?

  97. @Curmudgeon

    Glyphosate is not poisonous for humans or only marginally so. I believe that you could drink a cup of it and you would not suffer, but of course I would not recommend doing that as an experiment.

    The amount absorbed through processed food would be infinitesimal compared to drinking a cup of the stuff.

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