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As many readers already know, I haven’t taken much interest in either the details of the Covid illness or the vaccines deployed against it. Over the last two years, fierce debates have raged over lockdowns, masking, and social distancing, as well as disputed medical treatments, but I’ve only slightly participated and paid little attention. Partly as a consequence, my views on most of these matters are vaguely conventional, probably not too far from what might be promoted in the pages of the New York Times or the Economist.

But many of the columnists and contributors on our alternative media webzine have followed a very different path. They have regularly made these issues the centerpiece of their writings, usually providing fierce opposition to the conventional narrative both on Covid itself as well as the vaccines and other prophylactic measures, and a large fraction of our most energetic commenters have done the same.

Indeed, a few months ago Mike Whitney published a 9,000 word interview with me regarding my views, which quickly provoked a quarter-million words of overwhelmingly hostile responses, soon supplemented by two additional anti-vaxxing open threads of similar length:

However, my perspective has recently shifted to some extent. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ranks as one of the top figures in America’s anti-vaxxing movement, and I read his #1 Amazon bestseller in November, discovering that it was filled with fascinating material entirely new to me. Although I strongly endorsed it in my review, I also emphasized that none of his arguments had persuaded me to change my mind on Covid or vaxxing.

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But although my views haven’t changed, I’m far less willing to dismiss those who challenge them. Kennedy’s 200 pages on HIV/AIDS made absolutely astonishing claims about a subject I’d never previously investigated, and once I did a substantial amount of additional reading and research, I concluded that the author was probably correct and everything I’d always thought I’d known about the illness had been mistaken. Prior to the Covid outbreak, AIDS had spent almost four decades as the world’s highest-profile disease, and such a sweeping reversal in my beliefs naturally left me very suspicious about all sorts of other medical matters, certainly including Covid, vaxxing, and public health dogma in general.

According to media reports, Kennedy’s book has now sold over 500,000 copies despite spending weeks on back-order, and it seems likely to become the central text of those challenging the establishment program on Covid and vaccines. I regard this as a very positive development.

Despite the enormous hostility of the media responses, including a harsh attack in leftist Counterpunch a few days ago, Kennedy’s position certainly seem far more moderate than so many of the outrageous claims I had seen on the Internet during the last year or two. As I wrote in my review:

Surprisingly enough, and very contrary to my expectations, Kennedy’s stated position on vaccines seemed rather mild, quite different from the wild fear-mongering so regularly encountered on the Internet. He claimed that many vaccines weren’t properly tested, often had harmful side-effects, and were promoted mostly due to the profiteering of greedy pharmaceutical corporations and their subverted governmental regulators, accusations far more moderate—and far more plausible—than I had assumed he would make. While it’s not at all uncommon for wild-eyed anti-vaxxers to warn of millions—or even billions!—of deaths due to the current Covid vaccination drive, I didn’t see any such egregious claims in the carefully-documented chapters of this book.

Unlike some of his more extreme supporters, Kennedy seemed to fully admit that Covid is a dangerous disease, but correctly emphasized its extreme age-skew. He pointed out that the vaccines have proven far less effective than originally predicted, and he noted that they were rushed into widespread release without sufficient testing, which may eventually lead to major future health problems. The legal fig-leaf that allowed the normal regime of patient trials to be set aside was the claim that no other medical treatment existed, and this probably explains the widespread attacks on the use of IVM. Moreover, the vaccination of children or the youthful seems very misguided given mildness of the illness for those age-cohorts.

Mandatory vaccination efforts enforced by serious legal or employment sanctions are the explosive flashpoint of the anti-vaxxer movement, but these never made any sense to me. The vaccines appear ineffective in preventing infection or transmission, and their main benefit is to greatly reduce the risk of serious illness or death. So the vaccinated have little to fear from those who reject the needle, while the latter can make an informed—or perhaps emotional—choice in weighing the risks of a relatively untested vaccine against those of severe Covid illness. Given the extreme paranoia of a considerable slice of anti-vaxxers, heavy governmental pressure may even be proving counter-productive.

When the Covid epidemic reached America in early 2020, the Trump Administration was caught flat-footed. In the past, closely-related disease epidemics such as SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2012 had almost entirely bypassed our country, largely remaining confined to China and the Middle East respectively, so top Trump advisors seemed to assume the same would be true of Covid.

After that proved incorrect, President Trump and his supporters in the media began indulging in massive wishful thinking, sometimes suggesting that the dangerous viral epidemic was just a hoax or that it would miraculously disappear by itself. This unfortunate narrative soon became widespread across the Internet and social media, with legions of “Flu Hoaxers” claiming that Covid was hardly more dangerous than the annual flu and that our dishonest mainstream media was promoting a hoax by inflating a non-existent threat. Wild rumors and totally distorted information misled enormous numbers of individuals into believing and promoting this nonsense, not least on the pages of our own website, so I was very pleased to see that Kennedy’s book steered clear of this pitfall.

Determining the exact cause of a death is sometimes difficult, and numerous activists have emphasized that the diagnostic protocols at hospitals may lead to the over-reporting of unrelated deaths as Covid. But under-reporting might also have occurred, and the most solid numbers to consider would obviously be total deaths, so I made the following comment last May, which I’ve subsequently repeated a half-dozen times:

But here’s a listing of TOTAL American deaths from all causes over the last few years, taken directly from the CDC website:

2014: 2,626,418
2015: 2,712,630
2016: 2,744,248
2017: 2,813,503
2018: 2,839,205
2019: 2,854,838
2020: 3,384,426

You’ll notice that the numbers are fairly steady until 2020 when they suddenly jumped by well over 500,000.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d almost think that America had been struck by a dangerous disease epidemic that year.

It’s obviously just a matter of personal opinion whether an extra half-million deaths in 2020 is a big number or a small number…

Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.

Although outright Flu Hoaxery has mostly subsided over the past half year, many of its proponents and fellow travelers have shifted their energies into the anti-vaxxing movement, which now includes a significant slice of the American population. These activists have been inspired by the obvious corruption of our medical establishment, and the severe climate of social media censorship employed against them has probably strengthened their conviction that they have truth on their side.

America’s ruling elites in government and media have proven themselves so exceptionally corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent that it sometimes becomes very difficult to separate reality from propaganda, even in the case of public health statistics. Moreover, although I’m very skeptical of the more conspiratorial claims advanced by Kennedy and his allies of malevolent elite plots to use vaccine mandates to impose a tyrannical social regime, I’ve encountered enough “surprises” in recent years that I can’t entirely dismiss such claims. So although I generally support the orthodox narrative on vaccine effectiveness, I do so with some caution. Fortunately, some recent information clarified this situation.

Our very lightly moderated website draws a wide variety of commenters, ranging from the totally deranged to the highly erudite. A longtime and very level-headed participant calling himself “Niceland” is an Icelander, and his past remarks regarding Covid issues in his own country have always proven reliable. Iceland is a small and homogeneous nation, having a total population no larger than that of a mid-size American city and a political culture of extreme Scandinavian rectitude. Its ruling elites may sometimes make mistakes or be misled, but they are generally benevolent rather than hostile, and have close personal ties to the well-educated population that they lead. For such reasons, I’d assign Niceland’s recent remarks on vaxxing issues in his country a great deal of credibility, being much less likely to be tainted by propaganda than claims by our own media or government.

My views towards Icelandic health officials haven’t changed.
And while the vaccines provide little if any protection against infection or transmission they do indeed provide considerable, even good protection against serious outcomes from covid disease.

This is easy to see when over half of hospitalizations from covid disease come from our small group of unvaxxed, probably less than 10% of the population. Last week we had 7 people in ICU – 6 of them unvaxxed. After the main vaxx campaign last summer – death rate from covid dropped like stone.

The main focus over here is on our main hospital, it’s in crisis mode after the new Omikron variant spread like wildfire and Delta isn’t gone yet either. So it’s easy to understand why our doctors and health officials keep pressuring vaccines, booster shots etc. That’s their job description and what they believe is the correct thing to do.

I think they would benefit from reading Robert Kennedy’s book and Mr Unz articles. And the verdict is possibly still out – was it all worth it? (like vaccinating young children) This is very difficult to access right now. Long covid exists and we honestly don’t know how serious it is. And much about side effects from these new vaccines is unclear.

Anti-vaxxers have frequently highlighted numerous anecdotal horror stories about deaths and injuries allegedly due to Covid vaccinations, claiming that the widespread nature of this situation has been covered up by our dishonest government and media. The public VAERS database contains such self-reported incidents, but activists have argued that these merely represent the smallest tip of the iceberg, with the true figures being perhaps 20 or 40 times greater, implying an enormous number of deaths. However, 90% of Iceland has been vaccinated, using the same products as America, and nothing like that seems to have been noticed there, leading me to greatly doubt the reality of those dramatic claims.

A few days ago, I brought this telling Iceland information to the attention of a couple of individuals deeply concerned about vaccine safety, but they remained doubtful. According to some critics, vaxxing injuries are related to particular batches, and they suggested that perhaps tiny Iceland had been spared any of the bad ones. They seemed quite convinced that vaxxing might have already killed 100,000 Americans, or perhaps even several times that figure. Indeed, that same day someone pointed me to a lurid article published on the Global Research website, which summarized its shocking conclusions about America’s medical disaster in the following boldface, all-caps statement:

THAT’S OVER 1 MILLION DEATHS IN JUST THE FIRST YEAR OF THE COVID-19 “VACCINES”!

Such numbers seemed totally outlandish to me, so I decided to see what solid estimates I could obtain.

Nearly all the anecdotal cases of vaxxing deaths involve fatal heart attacks or strokes, and our vaccination drive began at the very end of 2020. So comparing that year’s fatality categories with those of 2021 might reveal an important pattern. The CDC aggregates such mortality statistics and I found some of them in the table of a 2021 JAMA publication:

Apparently there was a significant jump in heart disease deaths during 2020, rising by about 5% or 30,000 from the 2019 figure, while stroke deaths increased by 9,000 or 6%. Since the vaccination drive hadn’t yet begun, it could not have been responsible, so the most likely explanation was that patients avoided medical treatment for fear of Covid, or perhaps that over-burdened hospitals were unable to provide their usual level of care.

The article noted that although the separate mortality statistics had historically been provided annually, the Covid epidemic led the government to begin producing them on a monthly basis for release by the CDC, and I located a useful chart on the Health System Tracker website summarizing these:

I also located a chart on the Statista website providing the same information, including in numerical form and also more recently updated. Except for Covid, all the other mortality categories for the July through November 2021 months are constant projected extrapolations and should not be used. But the months from March-June 2020 can be compared with March-June 2021 as shown in the table below:

MonthStrokeHeart AttackMonthStrokeHeart Attack
Jan-214872,330
Feb-214692,219
Mar-204432,119Mar-214452,068
Apr-204512,332Apr-214361,629
May-204152,019May-214221,969
Jun-204111,957Jun-214151,957
Jul-204162,034
Aug-204262,010
Sep-204261,983
Oct-204362,022
Nov-204532,150
Dec-204882,310

Combining these two mortality categories, the average daily deaths for March to June were 2,537 during 2020 and 2,335 during 2021, representing a decline of about 8%, or 73,000 deaths extrapolated to a full year. So America’s overall rate of fatal strokes and heart attacks began dropping significantly as soon as the vaccination drive began.

Obviously, these figures are merely preliminary, representing only a few months’ worth of data, and we will need to wait until the 2021 full year figures are available to form a solid opinion. But given these results, I consider it very unlikely that vaxxing has killed large numbers of Americans, let alone anything like the 100,000 or more victims some have claimed.

In sharp constrast, when I had previously examined the deadly impact of Vioxx, the evidence seemed quite strong:

A cursory examination of the most recent 15 years worth of national mortality data provided on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers some intriguing clues to this mystery. We find the largest rise in American mortality rates occurred in 1999, the year Vioxx was introduced, while the largest drop occurred in 2004, the year it was withdrawn. Vioxx was almost entirely marketed to the elderly, and these substantial changes in national death-rate were completely concentrated within the 65-plus population. The FDA studies had proven that use of Vioxx led to deaths from cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, and these were exactly the factors driving the changes in national mortality rates.

The impact of these shifts was not small. After a decade of remaining roughly constant, the overall American death rate began a substantial decline in 2004, soon falling by approximately 5 percent, despite the continued aging of the population. This drop corresponds to roughly 100,000 fewer deaths per year. The age-adjusted decline in death rates was considerably greater.

I find it ironic that the pro-vaxxers seem not to have heavily focused upon these important recent health statistics and have instead relied upon denunciations and demands for censorship and deplatforming, naturally leading anti-vaxxers to assume that the establishment has no strong evidence for its case and possibly nefarious motives.

Meanwhile, critics of the orthodox position on Covid and vaxxing should recognize that their opponents possess overwhelming political and media power, and hence they should be extremely careful to fight their battles only on the most solid and defensible grounds. Making wild, unsubstantiated accusations will merely damage their credibility, destroying one of their very few assets.

As Kennedy documents in his book, the falsehoods of the leaders of our public health establishment have been enormous, but attacking them with dubious claims or engaging in unnecessary hyperbole serves to obscure that important reality.

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  1. Franz says:

    There’s a hospital near me where I was actually TOLD that if they write COVID on a Death Certificate they get a bonus.

    This doctor wants it known far and wide. It is at least true in part, I’ve seen it:

    https://odysee.com/Krankenha%CC%88user-erhalten-Geld-fu%CC%88r-Mord-an-Patienten:af84c3e7becf106479cec1fcfd0905714485db4f?src=embed

  2. The Canadian Covid Care Alliance with 500 doctors and scientists produced this nice video explaining the Pfizer vaccine does more harm than good. Banned from Youtube of course, but can be seen here:



    Video Link

  3. What’s the difference between Mexican cartels and the government?

    Cartels don’t force you to take their drugs.

  4. Ednguyen says:

    OneAmerica Ins. Co reports a six standard deviations increase in annual death claims up to 3rd-quarter 2021 in the 18-64 age group. The CEO says that these numbers have never been seen in the insurance industry. Ever.

  5. Darb says:

    I’m not sure how deeply you’ve gone into examining the excess deaths in the United States but you’re w t f smarter than me. Then again so is Denis Rancourt, PhD. And while I can’t evaluate his methodology and analysis, I can present to you his work where he claims the excess deaths in the United States do not follow any respiratory ailment in terms of patterns but rather more likely result from the government policies and medical practices themselves. He claims a pandemic did not occur. In his words from part of the summary:

    “The behaviour of all-cause mortality in the COVID-era is irreconcilable with a pandemic caused by a new virus for which there is no prior natural immunity in the population.

    On the contrary, we concluded that the COVID-era deaths are of two types:

    • A large narrow peak (in ACM/w) occurring immediately after the WHO declaration of a pandemic apparently caused by the aggressive novel government and medical responses that were applied in certain specific state jurisdictions, against sick elderly populations (34 states do not significantly exhibit this feature).

    • Summer-2020, fall-winter-2020-2021, and summer-2021 peaks and excesses (in ACM/w), which co-correlate with poverty, obesity and regional climate, presumably caused by chronic psychological stress induced by the government and medical responses, which massively disrupted lives and society, and affected broad age groups, as young as 15 year olds.

    Therefore, a pandemic did not occur; but an unprecedented systemic aggression against large pools of vulnerable and disadvantaged residents of the USA did occur. We interpret that the persistent chronic psychological stress induced by the societal and economic transformation of the COVID-era converted the existing societal (poverty), public-health (obesity) and hot-climate risk factors into deadly agents, largely acting together, with devastating population-level consequences, far beyond the deaths that would have occurred from the pre-COVID-era background of preexisting risk factors.”

    https://denisrancourt.ca/entries.php?id=107&name=2021_10_25_nature_of_the_covid_era_public_health_disaster_in_the_usa_from_all_cause_mortality_and_socio_geo_economic_and_climatic_data

  6. JR Foley says:

    What do the frontline medical workers say–the ones working in the Intensive Care Units? Start there and let them answer the questions regarding who exactly is in the Intensive Care Unit and Why the patient is there?

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
  7. Nancy says:

    The CDC numbers may be ‘modified’ regarding the ‘from’ vs ‘with’ Covid deaths, as Walensky, new CDC head, said they will shortly release the numbers re: the 75% of ‘Covid’ deaths that were elderly and with 3 or 4 or more comorbidities. I’m thinking the ‘comorbidities’ may have been the major cause of death, especially since CDC suspiciously changed the ’cause of death’ protocol in midstream, incentivized the Covid attribution, and now admits that the Covid determinant, the PCR test, was unreliable, i.e., unable to distinguish between flu and C19.

    • Thanks: Skeptikal
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  8. Gerard says:

    Relationship between vaccination and all cause mortality for the 60+ cohort in New Zealand

    https://hatchardreport.com/relationship-between-covid-19-vaccination-and-all-cause-mortality/

    • Thanks: picture111, Alfred, Miro23
  9. Bill says:
    @Franz

    While it’s true that hospitals get bonus payments for treating COVID patients, that doesn’t explain the large increase in total mortality.

  10. Truth says:

    Round…Nine

    “CLANG-CLANG!”

    • Replies: @Rogue
  11. Dear Ron,

    Let me get this straight. You actually believe

    1. Sars Cov 2 exists

    2. It caused an epidemic

    3. The “Vaccine” works (for its advertised purpose).

    I’m fucking speechless. You must be taking powerful drugs.

  12. Jon Chance says: • Website

    “We infer that persistent chronic psychological stress induced by the long-lasting government-imposed societal and economic transformations during the COVID-era converted the existing societal (poverty), public-health (obesity) and hot-climate risk factors into deadly agents, largely acting together, with devastating population-level consequences against large pools of vulnerable and disadvantaged residents of the USA, far above preexisting pre-COVID-era mortality in those pools.”

    Denis G. Rancourt, Marine Baudin, Jérémie Mercier

    https://denisrancourt.ca/entries.php?id=107

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  13. Altai says:

    Long covid exists and we honestly don’t know how serious it is.

    This is what has concerned me from the beginning. During the early 2000s it was assumed or at least dreamed, that mass genomic data would allow all kinds of ailments or diseases to have, if not their direct causes, their risk variants plainly discovered.

    That didn’t happen as readily as hoped (Though in many cases it worked out very well) for many conditions that turned out to have highly polygenic risk factors that did not explain much risk in some conditions that were assumed to be good candidates.

    So more environmental and lifestyle data was combined with this and some disturbing things became clear like that infection with the Epstein Barr Virus seemed to be a risk factor for say Schizophrenia.

    Many viruses that might be considered mild or benign could be having all kinds of consequences. Having a virus that can get into the CNV just run through the world’s population is a bad idea even if barely anyone gets sick initially. Viruses that get into the CNV can often lay dormant and cause these kinds of problems and should be treated very seriously.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30462333/

  14. Bartolo says:

    2020: 3,384,426 deaths
    versus
    2021: 3,361,993 deaths (and counting)…

    but injections work?

    EU’s health Agency EMA: injections may weaken immunity;

    WHO: ermanent boosters are not an acceptable strategy.

    Why do they say this, if vaccines work and secondary effects are negligible.

  15. Meanwhile, critics of the orthodox position on Covid and vaxxing should recognize that their opponents possess overwhelming political and media power, and hence they should be extremely careful to fight their battles only on the most solid and defensible grounds. Making wild, unsubstantiated accusations will merely damage their credibility, destroying one of their very few assets.

    How about we focusing on the main issue here? Why are kikes allowed to destroy people lives and their freedom of movement if they don’t want stinking kike juice in their body?

    Again, most “anti vaxers” have been vaxed with traditional vaccines many times. But none of them were forced.

    Another bullshit article dancing around the main issues, using statistics from the same governments it admits to be throughly corrupted? The same kiked government that just stole a national election? What is beyond the reach of these fuckers, media and establishment wise?

    The only demographics that need an injection are the kikes and their lackeys, using jacketed lead. Or just .22 in bulk. They dont deserve anything more.

  16. Bartolo says:

    In Europe, according to EUROMOMO (official statistics), excess all-cause mortality in Europe has been SIGNIFICANTLY higher in 2021 (with vaccines) than in 2020 for people between 15yo and 74yo.

    https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps#excess-mortality

    You’re welcome.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Nonmarcato
  17. SkippyT says:

    See the video a few comments above by the Canadian Covid Care Alliance.

    This “vaccine” is neither effective nor safe. They carefully show this and show why they had no business releasing this vaccine when they did. It shows the conflict of interest which includes massive monetary gain to Pfizer and its stockholders who were involved in the trials and their interpretation. Look at all the TV news shows “brought to you by Pfizer” sheesh! No wonder.

    Watch that video – it’s worth your time. That includes you, Mr Unz. If the Kennedy boy reported this he’d soon be the next Seth Rich.

    • Replies: @NatMulc
  18. Ah Mr. Unz, shall we offer another interpretation of ‘excess mortality’ for 2020 and 2021?

    “Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.”

    What did you leave out?

    In 2020 we had LOCKDOWNS, we had FORCED RESPIRATORS, we had SICK INFECTED ELDERLY PEOPLE RETURNED TO RETIREMENT HOMES FULL OF PEOPLE WITH WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEMS.

    Note that Mr. Unz does not even consider, not for one sentence, the effect of the above on overall mortality. Does anybody agree with him? If not, call him out, here, now.

    For 2022 we had continuing fear mongering, some lockdowns, and the VAXX. But according to Mr. Unz that made a negligible contribution to overall mortality.

    Let’s state a medical fact that nobody denies: STRESS REDUCES IMMUNITY.

    Have our most vulnerable citizens, in fact ALL citizens, been subjected to a FEAR PROPAGANDA campaign of historic proportions? Yes? Does FEAR PROPAGANDA increase stress? Yes?

    Does Mr. Unz talk about that rather obvious connection to overall mortality? NO.

    Why?

    Ask him, here in the comments.

  19. Anon62 says:

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/covid-infections-and-deaths-soar

    This data is concerning.

    First, the Pfizer vaccine clinical trial data demonstrates a reduction in natural immunity on receipt of the VAX.

    Second, the Canadian province of Alberta which, while not anti-VAX is on that end of the spectrum, collects data on COVID infections and the number of days elapsed between the date of vaccination and the date of COVID infection.

    The Berenson interpretation given at the URL above suggests the administration of the VAX lowers normal immune function which then leads to infection.

    This interpretation appears supported by the available data.

    On a related topic, a Canadian Member of Parliament has proposed taxing the unvaccinated. So as you enter this world from the womb you will face an immediate tax liability up until the moment you complete a complete course of vaccination which would encompass the two intial shots followed by as many “booster” shots as are called for in the mandate de jour.

    This government policy would be vastly improved if a sur-tax were levied on any individual born not wearing an N-95 mask.

    • Replies: @Anon
  20. The “orthodox narrative”?

    You mean where the president of Pfizer in a speech freely available anywhere to watch at your leisure to your heart’s content, admits that his vaccine doesn’t work?

    I’d say the president of Pfizer is a very orthodox narrative.

    • Replies: @Emslander
  21. IronForge says:

    That Global Research Article was basing those Figures by Extrapolating the VAERS Reported Source by the 41× Multiplier concluded by Jessica Rose PhD

    https://healthimpactnews.com/determining-the-vaers-under-reporting-multiplier/

    PhD Rose’s Qualifications
    https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/blog/2021/12/27/jessica-rose-adverse-events-reporting-and-much-more

    Dr. Jessica Rose is a Canadian researcher with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Immunology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also holds a PhD in Computational Biology from Bar Ilan University and 2 post-doctoral degrees: one in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one in Biochemistry from the Technion Institute of Technology. She was also accepted for a 2-month program as a senior researcher at the Weizmann Institute prior to completion of her latest post doctoral degree at the Technion.

    https://i-do-not-consent.netlify.app/media/Curriculum%20Vitae%20June%202021.pdf

    Her Report, Co-Published with MD Peter McCullough (those familiar with his Interviews with Rogan, Weinstein, and Dore), was retracted by the Publisher. Rose claims Censorship.
    https://retractionwatch.com/2021/10/25/covid-19-vaccine-myocarditis-paper-to-be-permanently-removed-elsevier/

    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/censorship-update-record-keeping

    Myocarditis by Vaxx
    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/a-report-on-myocarditis-adverse-events

    …and… PhD Rose’s own extrapolation of VAERS Data regarding Children Aged 0-2 with the 41× Under reporting Multiplier for 25,754 Adverse Event (AE) Reports – making for 1,055,914 possible AE Cases
    https://jessicar.substack.com/p/there-are-25754-adverse-event-reports

    Worth looking into. She’s a Published Pro and a Geek (as is Yours Truly). Since she had stipulated a conservative Underreporting Multiplier of 30×; and I haven’t seen a Biostatistician/Mathematician/Immunologist/Computational Biologist try to Debunk her Approach/Logic/Formulae/Findings

    I wouldn’t brush her off, nor would I brush MD McCullough off.

    • Agree: picture111
    • Thanks: Anon62, meamjojo
  22. anon[120] • Disclaimer says:

    150k Covid-19 Deaths? – The ONS state in black and white that just 17,000 people have died of Covid-19 in the past 2 years
    By The Exposé on January 17, 2022

    For nearly two years the people of the UK have been repeatedly ordered to stay at home, wear masks, and get vaccinated in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Lockdown after lockdown, restriction after restriction.

    Millions of lives have been put on hold, millions of others have been ruined. Millions of jobs have been lost, thousands of businesses are now closed forever.

    But a huge majority of the British people think it has all been worth it, and absolutely necessary due to the fear propaganda that has played on a 24/7 loop on their television screens, and headlined every newspaper over the past two years.

    Because the British public have been led to believe that over one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand people have died of Covid-19, and they’ve been told that number would have been much higher if they had not complied with the destruction of the economy and decimation of their lives.

    But now we can confirm without a shadow of a doubt that the 150k number is an outright lie thanks to a recent response to a Freedom of Information Request made to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in which the ONS confirms that just 17,371 people have died of Covid-19 over the past two years.

    The UK Government claims via the Covid-19 dashboard that as of January 13th 2022, there have been 151,855 Covid-19 deaths throughout the UK since March 2020.
    Source

    The public have also been constantly reminded of this false claim via the mainstream media, with the most recent fear-mongering headlines coming on the 8th January in which the BBC echoed the UK Governments false claim that 150,000 had died of Covid-19 in the UK.

    • Replies: @salience
  23. @Darb

    But Mr. Unz never heard of Denis Rancourt. So that means Rancourt isn’t credible.

    Of course, I doubt if Rancourt ever heard of Mr. Unz. So I guess that means Unz isn’t credible either.

    And of course, Rancourt consults and cites rafts more statistics, and rafts more qualifications to analyze them, and rafts more qualifications in epidemiology as well as other fields.

    But we never heard of him here in the solipsistic end of the universe.

    So I guess that about kiboshes it.

  24. JimDandy says:

    Thanks, once again, Ron, for a highly-intelligent piece, and thanks, in particular, for this succinct distillation of one of the most important points of this moment:

    “the vaccinated have little to fear from those who reject the needle, while the latter can make an informed—or perhaps emotional—choice in weighing the risks of a relatively untested vaccine against those of severe Covid illness.”

    Re: excess deaths: Kennedy and his allies are arguing that Covid killed a lot of people anywhere from one minute to 1.5 years earlier than they would have otherwise died from various comorbodities/old age/etc. One “fact” I keep hearing is that the average age of death from Covid is higher than the average age of death in America.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  25. Although it is now apparent that the vaccines a) do not prevent one from catching Covid-19 and b) have done nothing to stop the pandemic, while new cases skyrocket, the governments are doubling down and forcing vaccines more than ever. This is absolutely insane. Insane!

    They obviously lied about what their vaccines would do and have now come up with the justification that vaccinations prevent deaths and serious illness, but we’ll yet have to see about that. Since this latest and worst wave of Covid-19 has just started the total deaths have yet to be counted as people are still getting sick and dying. If I remember correctly it was some Russian experts who very early on, almost as soon as vaccines were introduced, stated that the vaccines could help with lowering serious illness and deaths while all the rest were clamouring how they would protect you from the virus and stop the pandemic dead in its tracks.

    Now if their vaccines could really achieve a) and b) above then I could perhaps agree that a few people getting sick or dying from the vaccines could be justified for the greater good but as it stands now, what for? These people are being sacrificed for nothing other than the profits of Big Pharma.

    • Agree: Thor Walhovd
    • Thanks: Emslander
  26. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJPaKxdWQAAksFw?format=jpg&name=medium

    Quebec just published its own official stats. They show without a shadow of a doubt that many more vaxxed are being hospitalized than unvaxxed. Especially in the upper age brackets. Fact. Cannot be argued with.

    The Economist reports that, for 2021, Sweden had the lowest excess death rate in Europe.

    • Thanks: Emil Nikola Richard
  27. SafeNow says:

    I can’t resist an opportunity to be “wild-eyed” and “deranged” and “paranoid.” “Niceland” is getting a lot of play, so here goes. Could it possibly be that “Niceland” is an NSA plant? This would be tricky for the NSA. Niceland’s mastery of English must sound very proficient, so as to accord him credibility as a very intelligent observer; but at the same time, must contain measured suggestions that English is indeed his second language. I examined Niceland’s Jan. 12 gold-boxed post. Paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 are clean, whereas two rather clunky errors suddenly appear in the fourth and final paragraph. (Unz should be possessive, and, it should be assess, not access.) The overtness and maldistribution of the solecisms are odd, but I cannot call them, in Mao parlance “ironclad evidence; proof of crime.”

  28. Thelonius says:

    So what – just as an example – Dr. Peter McCullough says about micro-clotting are an antivaxx-crackpot’s delusions?

    Please listen to what Prof. Mathias Desmet says about mass formation and remember that there is neither truth in statistics nor in numbers. And please consider the possibility that the numbers from Iceland may be collected by people of utmost personal rectitude who believe to serve the “greater good” when “adjusting” the numbers to prevent such horrid, dangerous and lifes annihilating thing as vaccine hesitancy.

    • Replies: @Ace
  29. Chunkton says:

    Perhaps we might consider whether the government and media mass banning of any conversation regarding the danger of covid or any adverse discussion of vaccines causes the minority to be more suspicious whilst the majority goes along with it. Truth is due to censorship many opinions are guesses or extrapolations, if the official narrative was completely true then why the banning? As they say where there is smoke there is fire.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
  30. Alfred says:

    I so detest this “anti-vaxxer” label. I prefer “pro natural health”. I do wish Mr Unz would wake up to the ongoing catastrophe.

    All my employed life, I have been dealing with large quantities of data. It was my bread and butter. I did this for major companies in the USA (Dun & Bradstreet, A.C Nielsen, Bank of America etc.) and in Europe for around 40 companies and even one central bank.

    Here is the latest data from Australia. Unlike the USA, it is more difficult to fudge the data in Australia. The healthcare system is largely operated and financed by the federal and state governments. There are still some honest people in these organisations.

    To summarize:

    people doubly vaccinated against Covid-19 are 6 times more likely than the non-vaccinated to be hospitalized and 13 times more likely to be placed in an intensive care unit.

    NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit: COVID-19 Monitor, 13 January 2022
    Agency for Clinical Innovation 1
    COVID-19 Monitor
    COVID-19 cases, variants, vaccines, hospitalisations and deaths
    (PDF)

    At the bottom of this report we find – “Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States”. I think that should clinch this matter.

  31. JimDandy says:

    Some other important arguments/claims:

    *There are all kinds of effective treatments for Covid, but “emergency” vaccines can only be okayed by our government when there are no officially recognized treatments.

    *Big Pharma and its minions are pushing hard for mandatory child vaccination because when the powers-that-be officially recommend a particular vaccination for kids, the makers of that vaccine are officially protected from liability–even for adult vaccinations.

    *Many factors have contributed to excess deaths, including the widespread incentivized improper use of ventilators, lockdown-related suicides and overdoses, etc.

  32. Thelonius says:

    Excuse me Mr. Unz, I estimate you a very sincere and most respectable person, but your parroting of the “numerous anecdotal horror stories about deaths and injuries allegedly due to Covid vaccinations” and “self-reported incidents” in the VAERS database seem unmistakable indication to me that you are living in sort of self-reported reality – to a degree. Aren’t you cherry-picking the data that fits your prejudices and dismissing those that don’t?

    Again: please listen to Prof. Mathias Desmet.

    Thank you for discussing this. Your contributions are invaluable.

    • Replies: @Thelonius
  33. Ron Unz writes:

    Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.

    Now, I don’t disagree with Ron that, in the U.S, there may well be a significant excess All Cause Mortality and that it may be due to the ‘Covid Epidemic’ – as opposed to death from Covid the pathogen.

    Of course by ‘Covid Epidemic deaths’ I refer to the unnecessary deaths resulting from the Covid Tyranny that we’ve all been subjected to.

    The excess deaths were likely due to a multiplicity of factors. Among them (by no means an exhaustive list):

    1) Deaths due to suicide as individuals could not cope with isolation due to lockdowns. Deaths related to bankruptcies due to non essential businesses shut down or unable to trade profitably because social distancing (in restaurants for example), entailed that they could not seat a critical mass of customers that enabled them to break even.

    2) VILI (Ventilator Induced Lung Injuries), whereby hospitalised patients where unnecessarily hooked up to these death contraptions (especially in Andrew Cuomo’s New York state and nearby New Jersey in the early phase of the scamdemic).

    3) Patients medicated with Remdesivir – known to have contributed to the deaths of many.

    4) Massive increase in deaths from excess substance abuse – alcohol consumption well up on previous years and Opioid deaths well up.

    5) Deaths due to cancer and other ailments as people missed screenings and were too afraid to venture to a hospital after they’d had a heart attack or stroke for fear that they’d get Covid.

    6) Elderly patients in nursing homes who died of dehydration and malnutrition as staff refused to go near them, for fear of contracting Covid. In addition, there are many stories coming out of the UK (and likely this occurred in the U.S and elsewhere), that elderly patients were ‘sedated’ with high doses of Midazolam and thus euthanased in great numbers.

    7) Increased rate of domestic violence and deaths due to homicide as tempers frayed due to being cooped up in close proximity and being denied access to entertainment and social interaction.

    8) To the extent that there is a shortage of medical professionals and some hospitals may be extra busy, which naturally means that patients are not getting adequate care that results in increased illness/death, this staff shortage has been purposely engineered by the PTB since they’ve fired doctors and nurses who refused to be jabbed.
    Surely, any objective observer can see that this ‘crisis’ in the hospitals was never about improving health outcomes for the masses but EXACERBATING the health crisis.

    9) And last, but certainly not least, the unexplained phenomenon of deaths up in 2021 (the year of the Vaxx) over 2020 – despite 2021 being the year when the milder and LESS DEADLY Delta and Omicron variants predominated.

    Fancy that. Most first world inhabitants are vaxxed in 2021 AND milder variants are on the loose than in 2020 YET, more people drop dead.

    You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to determine that the vaccines themselves are likely a MAJOR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR to the excess deaths in 2021.

    In other words vaccine induced myocarditis, pericarditis, fatal blood clots etc were actually killing people but those that died were LABELLED AS COVID DEATHS.

    Ron, at the end of the day, I don’t know what proportion of the excess deaths were due to a premeditated culling campaign, medical malpractice, denial of access to low cost/proven alternative medications etc, and what proportion were genuine Covid mortalities.
    But, NOR DO YOU.

    In the final analysis, all your statistics are furnished by the very same establishment sources that you yourself have described thus :

    America’s ruling elites in government and media have proven themselves so exceptionally corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent that it sometimes becomes very difficult to separate reality from propaganda, even in the case of public health statistics.

    I, and many others here, cannot reconcile that statement of yours above with your hook, line and sinker acceptance of statistics from the corrupt CDC, FDA, NIAID and their ilk.

  34. Although there have been excessive deaths since COVID began, isn’t it possible that in future years the number of deaths will dramatically reduce? Hasn’t COVID knocked off the most vulnerable who would probably have died in the next couple of years anyway?

  35. GMC says:
    @Darb

    Very interesting and the more we read and think about this , the more light is shown on this scam. How many people have the Herpes and the Epstein/Barr virus in them from other diseases in their lifetime? I believe I do since I had Mononucleosis , when I was 13yrs old. In fact as I got into reading about Mono. the research shows that as many as 80% of the population could have the EB virus and Herpes viruses in them – as we speak. And Think about all the cancer and other disease viruses around – also What triggers these other viruses to show their ugly faces – stress for sure, poor hygiene and poor diets for sure, and maybe other viruses that we get normally.

    The world’s population has been stressed out from Wars, no food or homes, no work, no future and now a massive government/globalist push to make everyone a slave . People that were Half way normal 3 years ago have done a 180′ on their behavior patterns and now they have zoro common sense, zero human ethics or morals, they threw science and logic – under the bus, and these folks are pushing a totalitarian way of life and they are doctors, professors, profession educated workers, just to name a few. Talk about a Stressed out country !

  36. anon[417] • Disclaimer says:

    lets not forget that safety-efficacy data were compromised a long time ago before the horses left the gate

    “Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial”

    https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

  37. Many thanks for your analysis on this topic, Ron.

  38. LondonBob says:

    Bad data pervades much of the US reporting on covid.

    I read a report issued by the Asian brokerage CLSA on covid done by a HK university expert who had gone to Wuhan to help, he said it is a nasty virus but in line with the Asian flu or Hong Kong flu, and that it has clear age specific impacts. This was in early March, we then also had the Diamond Princess data.

    For the overwhelming majority of the population the ordinary flu is worse, and we have ignored prior immunity. I have personally heard of vax injuries ranging from menstrual issues, to tinnitus, to heart attacks, all in people at no risk from covid.

    • Agree: anaccount
  39. You have the oft quoted study by Jessica Rose et al, https://www.skirsch.com/covid/Deaths.pdf, where the underreporting factor of VAERS is estimated using active follow up of vaccine takers and their rates of anaphylaxis. Two studies, one from a US hospital, one from a Japanese hospital put the rate at 250/1,000,000 whilst VAERS has it around 6/1,000,000. This leads to an estimate of 300k deaths in the US, if just using the domestic VAERS death rate (7000ish), and 800k if including the foreign data (20,000 deaths).

    There is also an analysis using Medicare data (which is less prone to misreporting, so I read), which reports of conditions post vaccine people have. https://i-uv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Renz-law-covid-Cover-up-Presentation.pdf. Here is a short article that uses the data https://vaersanalysis.info/2021/12/13/using-cms-whistleblower-data-to-approximate-the-under-reporting-factor-for-vaers/ to get another number for the underreporting factor, with respect to VAERS. Comes out around the 40x mark again.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/internal-hospital-data-confirm-a/comments is interesting too because it deals with a different method of reporting vaccine side effects, and it too isn’t great sounding.

    https://vector-news.github.io/editorials/CausalAnalysisReport_html.html is a statistical analysis, and I’m not great with that, but it may be worth a look for people who get stats.

    My weird personal experience is that my brother’s wife is now allergic to the cold. Literally gets hives when she walks outside into a +10C world. Took Moderna jab, probs has had covid. Is at risk of anaphylaxis if she gets hit by the cold too hard. Now that’s not a side effect of a virus to my knowledge.. Really bizarre. Sadly no Mr Freeze superpowers either, which is a shame!

  40. meamjojo says:
    @Ednguyen

    Here’s the actual story:
    ——-
    Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64
    By Margaret Menge | The Center Square contributor
    Jan 1, 2022

    (The Center Square) – The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

    “We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

    OneAmerica is a \$100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

    Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

    “And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

    https://www.thecentersquare.com/indiana/indiana-life-insurance-ceo-says-deaths-are-up-40-among-people-ages-18-64/article_71473b12-6b1e-11ec-8641-5b2c06725e2c.html

  41. meamjojo says:

    Tip: You’ll need to turn off Javascript in a browser to view this entire story.
    ———-
    <bCovid Scotland: Case rates lowest in unvaccinated as double-jabbed elderly drive rise in hospital admissions
    By Helen McArdle @HMcardleHT Health Correspondent

    Omicron, which is more transmissible than previous Covid strains but also more able to reinfect recovered people and evade vaccine immunity, is leading to highly unusual patterns in patient data

    DOUBLE-JABBED Scots are now more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid than the unvaccinated amid an increase in elderly people falling ill due to waning immunity.

    It comes amid “weird” data showing that case rates have been lower in unvaccinated individuals than the single, double, or even triple-jabbed since Omicron became the dominant variant in Scotland.

    The counterintuitive data from Public Health Scotland (PHS) contradicts previous pandemic trends which have consistently shown infection, hospitalisation and death rates to be highest among the unvaccinated.
    ….
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19843315.covid-scotland-case-rates-lowest-unvaccinated-double-jabbed-elderly-drive-rise-hospital-admissions/

    • Thanks: picture111
    • Replies: @skrik
  42. meamjojo says:

    Direct from the mouth of the CDC Director!
    ———-
    CDC Director Walensky acknowledged recently during an interview with Good Morning America that:

    “The overwhelming number of deaths – over 75% – occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities, so really these are people who were unwell to begin with.”

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  43. Yes deaths in America have spiked last two years but were they lower the preceding years leaving an overhang of people clinging to life with the help of modern medicine?

    Wuhan virus was just the push that modern medicine couldn’t counter?

    So lets go to world all cause deaths and we will find an increase in deaths between 2018 to 2019 then flat line at the new rate since?

    Hu? that doesn’t look like a pandemic so whats going on?

    Well death rates have been predicted to increase -particularly in the West- until 2055. American population is an aging populace so any bad virus will topple a lot over the edge…but is it a pandemic?

    Remember deaths aren’t linear, there are peaks and troughs, its the 5 year trend globally that will tell if it is a pandemic to fear.

    So far it is -as was predicted early- a pandemic on the elderly and sick.

    But should the rest of society be closed down for a natural selection?

    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
    , @Patricus
  44. Thelonius says:
    @Thelonius

    More inconvenient data:

    https://www.brighteon.com/878da098-1f94-4e6a-815b-f2ffd9c304a9 summarizes the main points of the Yeadon presentation:

    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/Mike-Session-86-en:0

    which is based on the reviewed and redacted before published VAERS data which to denounce as “self-reported” is absolutely inappropriate.

    Antivaxx-crackpots‘ digest:
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.21.21268209v1
    https://thehighwire.com/editorial/studies-now-showing-covid-shots-increase-risk-of-infection/

  45. Ernest says:

    Dear Mr Unz. I see your position is shifting somewhat, and I’m assuming it’s only the beginning. I won’t debate you on the science front (though I might point out that the excess mortality figures you discuss are vastly different in Europe for 2020).

    My point is you seem to be considering the science in a vacuum, wilfully ignoring the political and economic causes and implications of the whole covid matter. From a political standpoint, vaxx passports, lockdowns, covid camps (in Australia), and digital IDs should perhaps alert you to a wider plan at play. Also, the probable financial crisis at the end of 2019/beginning of 2020 was nicely averted thanks to the “flu”. I would therefore suggest that carefully mapping out a chronology of events from the beginning of 2019 onwards (including the infamous Event 201) would perhaps offer a grimmer picture which might be more difficult to reject using medical statistics from Iceland.

    Thank you though for offering such a good platform to Dinh, Roberts, Whitney, Shamir and the rest of the gang. Much appreciated.

  46. anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:

    There is now in official tho little-discussed statistics, accelerating massive excess death which is not even claimed to be ‘covid’, and seems clearly to be the vax, as exemplified in all those hundreds of athletes now clutching their chests and falling over right on television, hundreds of young athletes dead as never before, and many sidelined with myocarditis etc

    Weak media excuses sometimes claim waves of death are now occurring from ‘pandemic stress’ or ‘climate change’ or a mysterious new ‘sudden death syndrome’ or ‘coincidence’ or even ‘people playing too many video games’ (I kid you not)

    Here’s a chart from official EU statistics agency eurostat … November 2021 had 27% excess death in the well-vaxed-up EU over a typical pre-covid flu season November
    https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/ddn-20220114-2

    • Replies: @Anon62
  47. Gordo says:

    If they offered a conventional vaccine there would be very little resistance.

    Why the enormous hardon for mRNA ‘vaccines’?

    Pardon the crudity.

    • Replies: @Conqueringfools
    , @nsa
  48. Dumbo says:

    I don’t know; I’ve heard too many reports lately of relatively young people dying from “congenital heart diseases” they didn’t know they had. Was it always an issue, and people just didn’t hear about it? Or is it something new?

    As for Covid… Mr. Unz says hundreds of thousands have died, maybe, more likely it was an exaggeration, but in any case the dreaded “Omicron” is basically a sore throat, at least from reports of many people who’ve had it (both vaccinated and not). So is it worth it to shut down society and the economy because of it?

    Irregardless of the vaccine doing bad or good, it is too risky and too useless to be forced on the whole population. Of course the idea is to push “vaccine passports” forever as some sort of digital ID, so it is not really about “vaccines” at all. Just about using the pandemic excuse to normalize such types of authoritarian controls. Sad thing is, it’s working.

    • Agree: Biff K
  49. @Ednguyen

    Absolutely spot on comment.

    The brutal reality of “vaccine” caused injuries and deaths is finally beginning to overwhelm the relentless flood of lying propaganda BS spewing from Big Media, Big Pharma and the Globalist imposters running governments all over the world.

    The Truth will be known.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Unz is a busy man, so he can be forgiven for not having the time or energy to properly dig into the mountains of information on the Corona Chan “pandemic” and “vaccines” which has accumulated over the last several years.

    Thankfully, people like Reiner Fuellmich have done much of the hard work for all of us…

    Dr. Reiner Fuellmich Update on Progress to Nuremburg 2 Trials – Jan 2022



    Video Link

    Dr. Reiner Fuellmich Updates Maria Zee on Progress to Nuremburg 2 Trials – Jan 2022



    Video Link

    Lastly, from Mr. Unz’ writing…

    Indeed, a few months ago Mike Whitney published a 9,000 word interview with me regarding my views, which quickly provoked a quarter-million words of overwhelmingly hostile responses…

    My advice to Mr. Unz would be to tell those ungratefully hostile specimens to go and get stuffed (or similar sentiments in a suitable language).

  50. Since the vaccination drive hadn’t yet begun, it could not have been responsible, so the most likely explanation was that patients avoided medical treatment for fear of Covid, or perhaps that over-burdened hospitals were unable to provide their usual level of care.

    Yep – the lockdown – and Fentanyl / White Death did cause big scale excess deaths in the US.

    Dr. Sott Atlas, former White-House medical adviser,  has listed a few reasons, why lockdowns cause their own kinds of mortality – and the British Social/Medical mathematician Norman Fenton has done so too. – Fenton’s very insightful visualization of his statistical lockwon-findings is the header of his twitter-thread and can thus be found easily here:

    Dr. Scott Atlas: The Reality Is The Lockdowns Killed People

    • Lockdowns pushed 130M people into abject poverty.
    • 400,000 new deaths from Tuberculosis.
    • Tens of millions more babies dying of malaria.
    • 325,000 Americans skipped chemo in Spring 2020.
    • 50% of heart attack/strokes did not call ambulance.
    • 65% to 75% of cancer screenings missed.
    • 85% of living organ transplants not done.
    • 300% increase in teenage self-harm.
    • 200% to 300% increase in teenage anxiety and depression.
    • 52% of college-aged kids gained unwanted 28 pounds in 2020

    https://rumble.com/vsbvz4-dr.-scott-atlas-the-failure-of-lockdown-policy.html

  51. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:

    Alex Berenson quotes a UK study showing each Pfizer dose essentially doubles myocarditis risk in men under 40 (and Moderna is even worse):

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/more-bad-news-on-covid-vaccines-and/comments

  52. There are so many confounders and so few data points at play here that make the analysis at best premature.

  53. Can someone explain me how it is possible that USA saw 130,000 more covid deaths in 2021 with vaccines than in 2020, without vaccines?

    Data source:

    https://coronavirus.politologue.com/coronavirus-etats-unis.US

    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
  54. Kali says:

    As many readers already know, I haven’t taken much interest in either the details of the Covid illness or the vaccines deployed against it.

    Then you have no business whatsoever writing about it Mr Unz. None.

    Presenting a minutia if dissinterested “research” as it it were in any way meaningful is, at the very least, self-deception. Deception which you are apparently happy to pass on to your readers regardless of the impact it may have on current and future generations.

    You have spent almost two full years gas-lighting regular commenters and readers as all kinds of “flu-hoaxers” and “crackpots” without once looking closely enough for yourself to see what is or is not true and factual, what does or does not stand up to close scrutiny. – Note that highlighting some more obviously silly assertions in order to use those to gas-light us yet further does not qualify in this regard.

    You have no idea if the assertions and claims of so many thousands of scientific and medical profesionals speaking out against the pandemic/lockdown/vaxx narrative are credible or not, satisfied as you are with the establishments presentations, despite the many, many lengthy artickes you yourself have writen over the years exposing establishment lies.

    So it is not we the “crackpots” and “flu-hoaxers”, as you call us, who lack credibity in this matter, as you suggest, but you.

    Dare I repeat yet again that “the virus” has NEVER been proven to exist. That the PCR process is NOT a diagnostic tool.

    Dare I once again exort you to QUESTION THE DIAGNOSIS.

    Midazolam Murders.
    5g radiation.
    Withheld treadments.
    Antibiotic resistant pnumonias.
    Suicide.
    Deaths of dipare.
    Vaxx deaths.
    Etc.

    And what ever happened to the common cold/flu?

    But all of that, whilst relevant is yesterdays news, Mr Unz. Today we face global tyranny as the WHO scribes its “pandemic treaty” and the bio-security state is locked in place around us via vaxx-mandates, green/vaxx-passes, and the switch to a digital economy in which YOU WILL OWN NOTHING, YOU WILL DO AS YOU ARE INSTRUCTED, YOU WILL LIVE WHERE AND HOW YOUR OVERLORDS DICTATE… and you will be “happy”, or else YOU WILL STARVE!

    Because the above probably reads like hyperbole to those, like you, whose reality is dictated by the NYT, does not mean that it is not true or that the evidence for it is not in public view.

    I fear I have read my last American Pravda article. – Those who refuse to see the problems are not best placed to offer solutions.

    More helpful platforms exist for those with any eye to resistance. James Corbett’s Solutions Watch series (plus the huge body of work contained on his website) is worth checking out for those readers who understand there is no going back to normal, and that the old must die to make way for the new.

    Should any readers I’ve connected with here turn up on our mountain in Central Portugal over coming years, you’d be made welcome (unless you prove to be a cunt, of course).

    For now, UR is just one more website with a few intetesting/relevant contributers, a decent archive and a vibrant newsfeed. But mostly it’s history.

    Many (unvaxxed) will survive this soul-harvest and transcend those ego desires which prevent the knowing of God. I wish you Godspeed, strength, courage and humility.

    See you on the other side brothers/sisters.

    With Love,
    Kali.

  55. @Darb

    Thanks for citing that Denis Rancourt study. Here in Europe, all-cause mortality (the Euromomo website) also varied greatly from country to country, often in nations with common borders, leading to a similar conclusion that the excess deaths, or at least a substantial portion of them, were caused by government policies, not a novel coronavirus. And the Euromomo site also shows that excess deaths among people from about 14 to 64 were significantly higher in 2021 than in 2020, the supposedly great plague year. Unfortunately, Iceland does not report to the Euromomo system, so I don’t know the excess death situation in Iceland for 2020 and 2021. I am very suspicious of hospitals reporting numbers of vaxxed versus unvaxxed people in intensive care or even admitted to the hospital; the medical establishment is committed to promoting the vaccine and is perfectly willing to adjust its data to support that position. Moreover, someone who dies at home or in the office of vaccine side effects never shows up in hospital statistics, but it would show up in excess deaths. Why are there no reports of significant excess deaths among the unvaxxed as opposed to the vaxxed? I suspect that such numbers would show that vaxxed people are dying (as opposed to being admitted to the hospital) in greater numbers relative to their share of the population than unvaxxed peope. But I don’t know this. Covid-19 appears to be particularly hard on the elderly, but which respiratory virus or bacterial pneumonia isn’t? John Derbyshire once said that nurses often referred to pneumonia as “the old man’s friend.” A bit cold blooded perhaps, but not necessary wrong.

    Here in France, we now have a Vaccine Passport. One’s ability to enter a library, a museum, an interregional train, a bar or a restaurant, inter alia, depends on one’s accepting a pharmaceutical product. This is monstrous! Coerced medication is tyranny! I forgive anti-vaxxers their extremism when I compare it with what the other side is forcing on the population.

    • Thanks: Ace
  56. runeulv says:

    >However, 90% of Iceland has been vaccinated, using the same products as America, and nothing like that seems to have been noticed there, leading me to greatly doubt the reality of those dramatic claims
    It’s not all the same procedure. Young men in Scandinavia don’t get Moderna, under 16 only one shot, and the Pfizer shots they do get, as spaced far apart, 8 weeks, IIRC. The reason for the difference between the Nordic countries and the USA, is that the statistics show that want the USA is doing is dangerous.
    Denmark aspirated, and had myocarditis rates of 1 in 33.000, while Norway did not, and got one in 11.000. Not aspirating probably becomes more dangerous with inexperienced vaccinators, like the USA look to use more of.
    Norway just opened up that 5-11 year old could get 1 shot of the vax, if the child or family had increased risk , while Denmark give one dose to parents that want it. What this tells us is that the data don’t show that vaxing children is dangerous, but that the risk from Covid is so low for Children, that they don’t need the vax.
    If the vax was marginally more dangerous than we know today, the line between vaxing or not would have fallen for those older, like men under 25, and the US vax regime is more dangerous.

  57. cranc says:

    Unz has not even reached first base on this subject, yet we are treated to another 3000 words of “I don’t know anything about this, but here is my opinion denigrating and pigeonholing anyone who disagrees”. It is a bit insulting when his beloved CDC themselves have just confirmed what serious critics have said for nearly 2 years : that the PCR test which has been the principle (almost exclusive) method for diagnosing ‘Covid cases’, ‘Covid hospitalisations’, ‘Covid deaths’ and everything else Covid – is scientifically meaningless as a diagnostic tool. Of course this is what the inventor of the process said himself when alive. In the mind of Unz, that makes me a ‘fluhoaxer’, because he thinks there are only two sides to this problem, or something.
    I will take anyone seriously only when they define some terms. For example, Are Robert Malone, Geert Vanden Bosche, Mike Yeadon et al “”antivaxxers”” ?

    About those ‘malevolent elite plots’, consider this summary of last year’s paper from the Bank of International Settlements :


    The financial elites who run this world are telling us what they are doing. Hardly a secret plot.

    • Agree: Ralph B. Seymour
    • Thanks: Bugey libre
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @Kiza
  58. @SafeNow

    I posted the first Reply to Niceland’s enshrined comment:

    Doesn’t that dilemma as you’ve framed it call for application of the Precautionary Principle, embodied in standard, multi-phase, fulsome trials on animals and willing people?

    Yet the Establishment and dempanicked won’t condone those of us whose position is, “No, not yet.”

    There’s been no safe & effective response.

  59. onebornfree says: • Website

    “I generally support the orthodox narrative on vaccine effectiveness”

    Mr Unz, let’s get down “to the heart of the matter” and ” cut to the chase”, as it were, given the above quote of yours.

    Are you claiming/implying that because _you_ believe these (fake) vaccines are both safe and effective, that in the US, persons who believe the exact opposite, for _whatever_ reason, can and should be forced to take them?

    Enquiring minds wish to know. 😎

    Regards, onebornfree

  60. cranc says:

    I don’t really trust the unsubstantiated comments of anonymous people under articles, so Niceland’s claims I take with a pinch of salt, especially as so much comment from public figures (verified by public data) show a completely different picture in many other countries.
    Stunning figures from Canada show a huge spike in cases after vaccinations; to the Centers for Disease Control and the media, all these deaths are occurring in the “unvaccinated.”
    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/covid-infections-and-deaths-soar

    From Kennedy’s wesite:
    EU drug regulators, World Health Organization experts and the former chairman of the UK’s COVID task force all cited mounting evidence mRNA COVID boosters aren’t working and the strategy should be dropped.

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/eu-regulators-who-end-covid-boosters/

    PS, I remain sceptical that these experts will be listened to.

  61. Nate D. says:

    Several years ago I first heard the term “anti-vaxxer” & didn’t know what to make of it, I was born in 1974 & had taken about a half-dozen shots in my youth & a few more in the military. So I looked at the recent vaccine schedule & saw that the number of childhood immunizations had risen to about 70. I instantly knew that the “anti-vaxxers” were essentially right and the approval process had become crooked, another example of regulatory capture. It was really that simple, I didn’t need to read a million words & carefully weigh the evidence. Call it either “street smarts”, “common sense” or “wisdom.”

    As for Covid itself, even if I grant a you all half million excess deaths in 2020 were caused by it, no way will I do so in 2021, the year the “safe and effective” jabs were rolled out. Will you concede if the mortality rate remains elevated or increase in 2022 that the shots, at best, were a scam?

    Also, while many in the alt-media overhype the deaths from the vax, are you familiar with the polls showing how the MSM audience absurdly overestimate the mortality & hospitalization rate of Covid.

    • Replies: @johnnyuinta
    , @Jay Fink
  62. In the Information Age it’s a sure bet when facts vital to the discussion are downplayed (black crime stats, covid’s 99% survival rate, Fraudsident Diapers giving taliban 300 million in ‘humanitarian aid’) or outright hidden:

    * casualties of the experimental vax
    * number of covid-only deaths with no comorbidities
    * mysteriously vanished regular flu vs. covidhoax

    those are the numbers you need most.

  63. @SafeNow

    Have you considered how easy it can be to miss errors introduced by Autofill. “Access” when “assess” was intended is typical.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  64. @Ednguyen

    This piques my interest, but he doesn’t say why death rates have increased more specifically cause of death. How many deaths are related to opioids, which might possibly continue to ravage the U.S? Possibly amplified by lockdowns and their effect on the economy?

    I also wonder how strongly correlated covid mortality is to obesity and old age, deaths may have increased due to the baby Boomer population crossing into a more mortal age combined with lack of healthcare due to restrictions and being locked up with less access to physical exercise. Also covid mortality seems to be arbitrary in that nonagenarians have survived it https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-italy-grandmother-woman-recovers-modena-a9418121.html https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/fortunate-90-year-survived-covid-19-offers-hope-70020913

    My view is that herd immunity would have been the best approach. Heartless to certain populations (the overweight) but the lockdowns have been worse for everyone else.

    If ivermectin and HCQ worked but were suppressed that would be very criminal.

    Vaccinating children is also more harm than benefit, the ineffectiveness of the vaccines and the selectiveness of covid mortality will prove that to be case. It may have been better for public health officials to have encourage physical exercise and better diet rather than experimental vaccines and lockdowns.

  65. SZ says:
    @WingsofADove

    Mr Unz is neither a doctor nor a public health official. He is a rather seclusive engineer/programmer who accepts conventional knowledge on any topic that he has not extensively researched about. That is also what most fairly intelligent people do.
    Think of a nerd middle school pupil who accepts everything mom has said unless he finds a more plausible answer in one of his science books, in which case he will make sure that mom too is briefed on that superior piece of knowledge.
    If Mr Unz had not had coded this very medium you wouldn’t be able to disseminate your immature and irresponsible comments.

    • Troll: RoatanBill
  66. @Alfred

    It clinches something. Maybe not proof that you career handling data had you sacked from about 40 companies but certainly your complete incomprehension of the evidence yo cite in favour of your ridiculous

    people doubly vaccinated against Covid-19 are 6 times more likely than the non-vaccinated to be hospitalized and 13 times more likely to be placed in an intensive care unit.

    On the contrary the table you proffer can only be read as supporting the view that vaccination is protective. If you can’t accept that try spelling out your calculations.

  67. Publius 2 says:

    Not one healthy (healthy weight, no cancer or diabetes, no other comorbidities) person younger than 82 has died “from” the common cold “COVID”. Not to the standard of proximate cause.

    Not one.

    Wake up.

  68. @cranc

    Unz has not even reached first base on this subject, yet we are treated to another 3000 words of “I don’t know anything about this, but here is my opinion denigrating and pigeonholing anyone who disagrees”. It is a bit insulting

    and more than a bit vain.

    Comment puppies on each “side” will drool for the next Nice pat on the head.

  69. Shouldnt covid have culled off many of the weakest such that we should expect some decrease in certain death catevories?

  70. America’s ruling elites in government and media have proven themselves so exceptionally corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent that it sometimes becomes very difficult to separate reality from propaganda, even in the case of public health statistics.

    Not difficult at all. It’s all BS until proven otherwise. There are tons of evidence that the pharmaceutical and science industries have long been riddled with corruption as well so how anyone can maintain the position that,

    … my views haven’t changed …

    baffles the bleep outta me.

    Who trusts Fauci or Gates or anything associated with them???

  71. gsjackson says:
    @obwandiyag

    These “estimates” by the (Rothschild-owned?) Economist make me a bit suspicious. They seem to be estimating higher excess deaths in the lower vaccine rate countries, with the highest estimate for the country with the lowest vaccine rate, Bulgaria — which, last I knew, had a vaccine rate under 30 percent, and was trying to get the rate up with coercive vax passports. The estimates contradict the Quebec data cited earlier.

  72. Kiza says:

    I am still utterly unimpressed by Ron Unz’s writings on COVID. It would be better for him to leave the topic alone until he learns more as well as he cleans his mind of all these prejudices he picked up from MSM sewerage.

    Please let me quote just one example. Unz claims that anti-vaxxers claim that COVID is as mild as a cold or a flu. This is his super shallow statement because for some age groups and some immunity profiles (strong and healthy individuals) it is not any more severe than a cold. Therefore, dismissing a fact without qualifying at all first is not at the level of the proper intellectual debate, it just shows prejudices. No author at his own zine would survive long with such intellectual superficiality.

    There are tens of similar examples in this write up alone.

    RFK Jr successfully opened a channel into Unz’s mind, but this does not mean that Unz is automatically ready to start contributing to the topic. There are many other topics on which Ron wrote brilliant articles that contributed significantly to the intellectual base of humanity.

    • Agree: Greta Handel, Mehen
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  73. Kiza says:
    @cranc

    I just read your comment very similar to mine. Therefore, I am not the only one to notice, thanks.

  74. @obwandiyag

    The Economist reports that, for 2021, Sweden had the lowest excess death rate in Europe.

    And Sweden has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe. Which is Ron‘s point. Vaccinations clearly prevent excess mortality from COVID. Masking and lockdowns may be pointless and counterproductive but vaccinations are not. Being antivax essentially aligns you with the leftists who keep chortling every time an antivaxxer dies of COVID.

  75. gotmituns says:

    As far as vaccination goes, I’m not going to get vaxed until every person of color on the planet has gotten their vax. That’ll show everybody just what a wonderful guy I am.

    • LOL: fish, Liza
  76. Anon62 says:
    @obwandiyag

    The Quebec data appears to confirm data from the Canadian province of Alberta:

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/covid-infections-and-deaths-soar

  77. gsjackson says:
    @Kali

    “… you have no business whatsoever writing about it, Mr. Unz…”

    Well, it is good business for UR, actually. Every time he insults everybody exercising any thought on covid issues, views and comments go through the roof. I just skip over his covid articles now and go straight to the comments, where invariably solid, useful information is to be found.

    • Agree: Kali
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  78. Kiza says:
    @Alfred

    Unlike the USA, it is more difficult to fudge the data in Australia.

    You could not be more wrong about this. Absolutely every dirty data trick employed in the blue areas of US is employed in Australia, from declaring those who suffer serious vaccine side effects in the first two weeks after the second jab unvaxxed, through boosting the number of the “hospitalised” on the basis of the PCR-joke test administered to people admitted to hospital for totally unrelated reasons, to finally declaring people who died from any co-morbidity as died of COVID.

    It is the same in New Zealand. In other words, Australia and NZ are lying in their COVID data as much as the Democrat controlled areas in US and with identical tricks.

    The only Western country which retained a remote semblance of reality in its data is surprisingly UK. I am still trying to find out what makes UK less susceptible to data fudging than other countries, although I do have a few theories.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  79. BuelahMan says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    Did he take the vax(es)?

    I have no problem comparing my outcome (no vaxes) to his. My bet is that I live longer, with less medical issues going forward.

    As a matter of fact, I have no problem with any and all believers taking the shots, as many as humanly possible. Just don’t tell me that I HAVE to.

  80. Ace says:
    @Darb

    I wonder what “hot-climate risk factors” are.

  81. Anon62 says:
    @Anon

    The Union Peace URL gives a 504 error as of 2022-01-17 1241 z

    The second link is datelined over a month ago but there has been no MSM reporting of this Japanese decision and the requirement for warning labels. I guess all the North American government health authorities have been busy with Christmas ritual. Ritual always comes before public health in the “advanced” western “democracies.”

    Just in case your second link goes 404:

    First, Japan’s health ministry acknowledged the growing rate of heart inflammation among the vaccinated population. Then Japan’s public and private sectors were alerted to the fact and forbidden to discriminate against those who refuse the COVID vaccine. Furthermore, Japan has made it clear that “informed consent” is required to receive the vaccine. Japan now insists the vaccine labels warn of dangerous potential side effects such as myocarditis.

    The Japanese have always had this goofy thing about high quality products.

    • Thanks: Robjil
  82. Renoman says:

    Wow! You really opened the can this time Ron. Thanks for you site, it’s the best, good job.

  83. cranc says:
    @SZ

    [Mr.Unz]…accepts conventional knowledge on any topic that he has not extensively researched about.

    I think the question many here have is “Why does he accept conventional knowledge on these topics?”
    I can think of few who have publicly or privately gone through the process of questioning, then challenging, then rejecting the ‘conventional’ (i.e. establishment) narratives on such centrally significant events as 9/11 or the Jewish holocaust of WWII , without then coming out the other side of that process with anything but the most extreme scepticism of literally all establishment narratives and the media that propagate them.
    It is not that such scepticism always leads to a change of opinion on subsequent matters, but the experience of realising a Big Lie should change one’s epistemological approach from the point of realisation onwards.
    The NY Times and the Economist are the mouthpieces of an elite that has seceded from reality, they are steeped in propaganda, so why regard their viewpoint as anything other than what the elites want us to think ? Why not start from a sceptical point of view and ask the obvious Cui Bono ? Why not apply some critical thinking or actually study both sides of the argument ? (the latter being an approach that RU proudly rejected, until recently).

  84. Anon62 says:
    @anonymous

    It is unfortunate the VAX does not increase the rate of sudden accelerating massive excess death in sedentary television and radio newscasters.

    Such deaths would likely immeasurably increase the quality of reporting.

  85. @Bill

    While it’s true that hospitals get bonus payments for treating COVID patients, that doesn’t explain the large increase in total mortality.

    I’ll grant you that, but the miniscule risk posed by a Covid-19 infection in individual cases does not explain the large increase in total mortality, either.

    What happen is that the whole regular order of society was disrupted. Everything has become more difficult, more stressful, more expensive, and less certain than it was a few years ago. This is a broad-based increase in stress which has both acute and chronic effects on mortality levels.

    One example of an acute effect is that doctors and hospitals are not providing the same degree or the same quality of ordinary care as they did before. People are not getting their regular checkups. Their procedures are being cancelled. A virtual appointment is no substitute for a real appointment. As a result, more people die, of all causes.

    One example of a chronic effect is that working age adults, burdened by economic uncertainty, struggling with the needs of young children who can no longer go to school, are getting burned out. Maybe they get into more accidents. Maybe they make more mistakes, miss more deadlines, and get into more arguments. Maybe they drink more. Maybe they have more heart attacks. As a result, more people die, of all causes.

    All of this compounds throughout the economy. Each and every blow to some individual worker somewhere creates more shortages, more difficulties, and higher costs somewhere down the line. Society slumps into a downward spiral of malaise, which just accelerates all the factors mentioned above. We eventually find ourselves in a full-blown, Soviet-style collapse, where life expectancy for men sank into the high 50s.

    • Replies: @Vidi
  86. @meamjojo

    “CDC Director Walensky acknowledged recently during an interview with Good Morning America that:

    “The overwhelming number of deaths – over 75% – occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities, so really these are people who were unwell to begin with.””

    Extremely important point. If the endless media scare-mongering ceased, along with mask-mandates, lockdowns of any type, vaccination mandates, i.e., if life returned to ‘normal’, I believe we would see a very steep decline in all cause mortality over the next five years. This would prove that like with any novel corona or flu virus, the vulnerable elderly and badly co-morbids bit the dust at an accelerated rate, which is perfectly understandable. They simply died a few years earlier than they otherwise would have, just like they always did in the past, except minus the accompanying creeping totalitarianism we are witnessing world-wide. The young and healthy had little to fear, never did, and still don’t. Unless of course, a few in this group have some type of genetic propensity to suffer extreme forms of Covid disease. Which now appears to be the case:

    Polish researchers have discovered that those who did die from Covid may have been genetically predisposed to that outcome: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10399193/Gene-doubles-risk-severely-ill-Covid.html

    If this is true, then vaxxing up kids, the young and the healthy en masse willy-nilly may be very counterproductive and extremely wasteful when a genetic test could disclose those who really are at risk and likely should be vaxxed, despite otherwise being healthy. Most especially so where the mRNA vaccines have a very poor profile for safety compared to all other vaccines in recent history, as the VAERS numbers clearly demonstrate.

    Ahhhhh, but that might cut into Pig Pharma’s insane profits and the elites’ plan for that Great Reset they cherish so much.

    So you can rest assured there will be never be a return to ‘normal’ in any meaningful regard and the “everyone get endlessly vaccinated (or else)” juggernaut will continue unabated, or may even accelerate regardless of the true science and rational public policy. Klaus Schwab/WEF and their countless graduates from their indoctrinating, “Young Global Leaders” program will most certainly see to that:

    https://www.sott.net/article/462845-Exposed-Klaus-Schwabs-school-for-covid-dictators-plan-for-Great-Reset

    Do not let it be said that the WEF elites and their hidden masters don’t think, plan and take action to implement their agendas far ahead of what a commoner would imagine or possibly understand…….

  87. eah says:

    Over the last two years, fierce debates have raged over lockdowns, masking, and social distancing, as well as disputed medical treatments, but I’ve only slightly participated and paid little attention.

    Weird — this was my primary interest/concern from day one: freedom and personal liberty.

    Unz seems like a typical technocrat: he has a HUGE forest/trees problem.

    While the government can issue as many health advisories with recommended best practices, or urgent health advisories with strongly recommended best practices, as it wants, regardless of whether there is a virus going around or not, or how deadly it is, I did and do not want the government to even have the power to stipulate literally aspect of my existence, not to mention use it.

  88. KenR says:
    @Alfred

    What am I missing here? The data you cite seems to counter your own claims.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  89. @Kali

    He is a kike. A kike cant help itself but being a satanic, Christ killing kike.

    • Thanks: Chester
    • Replies: @Kali
  90. Kiza says:

    Here is personal disclosure – when did I stop believing a single word that comes out of Australian Covidaurities, the dedicated believers in religious Pfyzerism, the fascist health mongers of Australia?

    Once Australian TGA (even more corrupt than its US equivalent FDA) banned the use of HCQ for Covid and then Australian Customs started checking all parcels coming from India, looking for and stopping this antimalaria medicine. TGA started this very early on, around May 2020, whilst FDA did exactly the same but almost one year later.

    TGA was also one of the first in the World to interdict IVM and deregister doctors who administered it for Covid.

    Both interdictions killed about 80% of those people who truly died of Covid, albite a smaller number than the pumped up official Covid death toll. Preventable deaths, all sacrificed to “vaccine” profits.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  91. @Cookie Boy

    Yes deaths in America have spiked last two years but were they lower the preceding years leaving an overhang of people clinging to life with the help of modern medicine?…

    Well death rates have been predicted to increase -particularly in the West- until 2055. American population is an aging populace so any bad virus will topple a lot over the edge…but is it a pandemic?

    If in fact a significant number of excess deaths were the co-morbid dying proximately from alleged “Covid” (as opposed to dying from the lockdowns themselves, from the wholesale abdication and dereliction of the entire medical establishment and health care system leading to increased deaths from heart disease, cancer etc., plus from influenza which somehow magically disappeared), it’s much like the debate among paleontologists over how a different group of dinosaurs died out: Were they a thriving population which presumably still would rule the earth to this day if not for a purely non-linear asteroid impact forcibly quashing them, or were they already biologically decadent and on the way out, with the asteroid just dealing the death blow to an already dying population.

    Of course we today have a much better directly observed empirical and theoretically predicted evidence record than those who debate over a fractional fossil record at 65 million years distance. Not that this stops the Covidians from their campaign of total distortions and lies; on the contrary it forces them to it.

    Ironically, Covidians like Ron Unz who apparently believe as a matter of actuarial principle that the Boomers would in fact live forever if not killed directly and in the most discretely separable way by the asteroid-like “Covid” have much in common with their straw man of a “conspiracy theorist” who would chalk up the entire phenomenon to the irresistible machinations of a cabal

    So far it is -as was predicted early- a pandemic on the elderly and sick.

    But should the rest of society be closed down for a natural selection?

    No society in history systematically tortured the bodies, minds and souls of its children in order to minimally extend the lifespans of its most superannuated and decrepit elderly. Yet in principle and as official policy that’s exactly what all Western and West-aping governments have done.

    Of course that’s obviously not what their goals really were. The fact that the one and only thing which should have been done, to protect the most vulnerable, is the one thing which WAS NOT done, while everything which WAS done, up to and including which turned out to be at least a de facto Nazi T4-style euthanasia program in the care facilities in many states, was known to be completely worthless, counterproductive and destructive according to all pre-2020 epidemiological science, is proof enough that whether or not the elites deliberately engineered and released a virus called “SARS-COV-2”, they seized upon its alleged advent for purely ancillary and evil purposes, in spite of Ron Unz’s ongoing absurd faith that “deep down the elites are good people”.

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante, Mehen
    • Thanks: Kali
  92. Always a great source of ‘news you can trust (to put a smile on your face)’, the Babylon Bee reports Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s response to the recent US Supreme Court decision striking down the Biden vaccine mandate for medium and large size US businesses:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/pfizer-ceo-condemns-scotus-ruling-as-a-clear-violation-of-our-constitutional-right-to-billions-in-profits

  93. Wokechoke says:
    @Bill

    During the pandemic I’ve had 4 relatives and in-laws die. One was covid related but the rest had strokes and died of old age etc. I’d say it was just boomers and silent generation dying off. The covid death guy had two comorbidity factors and was old.

    I’m not aware of anyone under 75 among them dying. Three of them died of 2020 2021 malaise and misery I’d wager.

  94. Wokechoke says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    I know three people who’ve been vaccinated and died in the period. An Aussie an American and an Irishman. The only covid death was an obese and diabetic Hispanic who died in 2020.

  95. @Kali

    Additionally, the CDC itself admits to problems with vaccines from time to time, but mostly it downplays any untoward effects and instead merely provides cover for the culprits.

    Here are some of the exceptions.:

    In 1955, some batches of polio vaccine given to the public contained live polio virus, even though they had passed required safety testing. Over 250 cases of polio were attributed to vaccines …

    From 1955 to 1963, an estimated 10-30% of polio vaccines administered in the US were contaminated with simian virus 40 (SV40). The virus came from monkey kidney cell cultures…

    In 1976 there was … increased risk of a serious neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following vaccination with a swine flu vaccine.

    In 1998, the FDA approved RotaShield vaccine … The results of the investigations showed that RotaShield vaccine caused intussusception in some healthy infants

    Porcine circovirus (PCV) is a common virus found in pigs. In 2010, it was discovered that both rotavirus vaccines licensed in the U.S.- Rotarix and RotaTeq- contained PCV type 1.

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/concerns-history.html

    • Thanks: Kali
  96. Wokechoke says:
    @Kiza

    Covid is bad news for people over 70. It’s lethal for those over 80.

  97. Bumpkin says:

    Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.

    As WingsofADove and Truth Vigilante point out above, there were also massive, unprecedented lockdown measures taken, which every public health expert with a brain such as Atlas or Bhattacharya, ie not Fauci or Birx who idiotically pushed such measures, have pointed out killed a lot of people who either never got Covid or incidentally had it but died of pre-existing conditions. Denis Rancourt wrote a paper analyzing this data.

    This has been pointed out to Ron ad nauseum: the fact he still refuses to acknowledge it suggests he is stupid, malicious, or as blindered as those he notes will not acknowledge his own American Pravda topics.

    For such reasons, I’d assign Niceland’s recent remarks on vaxxing issues in his country a great deal of credibility, being much less likely to be tainted by propaganda than claims by our own media or government.

    Right, so let’s ignore all the global data in favor of some Icelandic idiot talking about 7 deaths!

    So America’s overall rate of fatal strokes and heart attacks began dropping significantly as soon as the vaccination drive began.

    Given all the other fudging of data going on, I’m skeptical that this data is collected or labeled properly.

  98. Kiza says:

    My final comment here. The main problem I see with the mass Covid “vaccination” of children is that those children who survive the initial acute side effects will be sentenced to various lifelong chronic illnesses. Thus, the “vaccination” will create a large cohort of dedicated lifelong pharma customers. This appears not to be grossly dissimilar to the long term effects of the horrible cocktail of close to 60+ childhood vaccines currently on the childhood immunisation schedule.

    The governments are mandating longterm pharma customers.

    The only party receiving immunity with these “vaccines” are the pharma companies. It is a win-win-win-win for them. How did we arrive at this, how much did they have to pay for this?

    Finally, the Government stats of the unvaxxed patients dying of Covid strongly remind me of the counting of the VC dead during the Vietnam war. Vietnam soon ran out of even the elderly, women and children by US military stats of successful kills.

  99. I agree. Good article.

  100. @Peter Akuleyev

    And Sweden has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but they also seem to have had among the most reasonable reactions to the “pandemic,: i.e., they avoided drastic measures such as lockdowns and mask mandates. Even mass media admits to this and presents a more balanced picture than your claim and it can be read here.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-10-14/sweden-a-covid-success-story-or-a-failure-maybe-neither

    There may be a lot more to the story than the idea that Sweden “done good” because of the vaccines.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  101. @Olivier1973

    Can someone explain me how it is possible that USA saw 130,000 more covid deaths in 2021 with vaccines than in 2020, without vaccines?

    Because the injection itself is making them sick. It’s clear that if “Covid” exists, the main cause of the respiratory symptoms is the spike protein itself, not some other action of a virus.

    By hijacking your own cells to cause them to produce spikes and flood the whole body with them, the injections cause your own body to give you Covid in the most direct, unadulterated way, unhindered by any barriers of environment or anatomy.

    So it was always predicted and since has been confirmed that the vaxxed would “get Covid” at much higher rates than we who have confidence in our natural unaltered immune systems.

    The only question is to what extent these alleged “Omicron” cases really are part of the opening round of the VAIDS pandemic we predict the mass injections will cause to break out among the vaxxed.

    • Replies: @Reggie
  102. Ace says:
    @Thelonius

    Exactly. Iceland may be a hot bed of personal rectitude but that would cause them to be an exception on the planet.

    The Exceptional Nation has as its covid czar the man responsible for helping to fund the beyond-bizarre gain of lethality (GOL) research and it has even been thought to have used the virus as a weapon against China and Iran. It is also a world leader in promoting hysteria and confusion by highlighting cases, cases, and cases; glossing over omicron non-deaths; goosing/deflating virus/vaccine deaths; terrorizing people attempting to find/promote/use early remedies; jabbing children; pushing masks; and establishing The Holy Narrative. On top of all the other utter nonsense about living Constitution, propositional nation, multiculturalism, structural racism, scrimination, buggery, transexuals, QE, inflation, monetary debasement, patriarchy, “capitalism,” glorious NATO, dastardly Assad, beloved ME ally, dual citizens, R2P, RBIO, and evil, evil Russia,

    But in a propaganda-besotted Western world, Iceland is an island of purity.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  103. @Alfred

    In relation to statistics coming out of Australia, you posted this:

    People doubly vaccinated against Covid-19 are 6 times more likely than the non-vaccinated to be hospitalised and 13 times more likely to be placed in an intensive care unit.

    Excellent stuff Alfred and an absolutely damning data set.

    Could there possibly be a more black and white refutation of the safety of these experimental gene therapies ?

    Those of you with ‘Vaxx-Till-I-Drop’ tattooed on your forehead, has the penny finally dropped or are you going to stick with your indefensible narrative even if it kills you ?

  104. SteveK9 says:

    Ron, I have a lot of respect for your intelligence and experience, but ‘not paying much attention’, is just stunning. This is far and away the most important issue of our time. It will decide whether we maintain a system with some degree of individual liberty or succumb to left-wing totalitarianism. I can see that RFK Jr.’s book has caused a re-assessment in your opinion. Being able to change your mind is an admirable and surprisingly unusual attribute. The truth is far worse than you now believe.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  105. walker says:

    A commenter from Iceland says that vaccines work, long covid exists and doctors genuinely care about your health and want to keep you safe!

    Case closed, folks.

    Go get your shots and QR codes so you can go to your kid’s basketball game while still wearing your mask — just make sure it is N95!

  106. HT says:

    Best article on this subject so far.

  107. Mike Tre says:

    “the vaccinated have little to fear from those who reject the needle, while the latter can make an informed—or perhaps emotional—choice in weighing the risks of a relatively untested vaccine against those of severe Covid illness.”

    Lies.

    Healthy human beings have nothing to fear from this unremarkable respiratory virus. Everything else is downstream.

    The pro-vaccinated are the ones driven by emotion – fear – and that is why they rushed out to get this injection. The pro-vaccine people are the ones trying to tell everyone else how to live their lives. The pro-vaccine people are the ones who are wiping their ass with The Constitution, spying on their neighbors, and applauding the exclusion from society people who do not subscribe to their fearmongering and petty tyranny.

    You use the term “anti-vax” 9 times in the above article. Are you capable of writing an article about the covid topic without inserting digs and slurs at those of us who do not agree with your position? I don’t think you are. Emotional indeed.

    The unvaccinated are not motivated by emotion Ron, they are motivated by principle. The principle that each individual is free among other things to make their own medical choices. Remember principle, Ron? It appears not.

    How much longer Ron? It’s been two years of masks and stop the spreads and social distancing and lockdowns, and over a year of the vaccines. How much longer? You think you know it all; how much longer? How many more boosters when you were so certain just 1 would do? Can you answer those simple questions honestly?

    “Long covid” is a bullshit term used by liars to justify a totalitarian state. Respiratory viruses exist in nature. They get people sick, and some of them die. Life goes on Ron. Life. You are consumed by death.

  108. Bob P says:

    I have the highest respect for you, Mr. Unz, but IMO you have been wrong about covid from the start. The narrative on covid is changing noticeably since the turn of the new year. Government officials and mainstream media are conceding that the so-called conspiracy theorists have been right all along on many key issues.

    Fauci finally admitted most children in hospital with covid were not there because of covid but were there for other reasons and happened to test positive. Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer, recently stated that up to 50 per cent of COVID hospitalizations are not a result of COVID.
    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four co-morbidities. So really these are people who were unwell to begin with.” This is an astonishing admission, essentially saying that most of the 800k covid deaths in the USA were not caused by covid. She also said, “What the vaccines can’t do anymore is prevent transmission,” thereby completely demolishing the case for vaccine mandates. The CDC also conceded the masks do not appear to block these variants.

    Then the EU suddenly reversed course and recommended against ongoing booster shots. The WHO followed with the same message.

    Britain’s former vaccine taskforce chief said, “It’s pointless trying to stop infection with (the vaccine) which is sort of what mass vaccination is all about, because it’s not doing it. We’re seeing a lot of infection.” He went on to call for end of continual vaccines and testing. (Most recent data from the UK show that the fully vaxxed under age 70 are over 2 x more likely than the unvaxxed to get covid; this is about the same proportion of the population vaxxed/unvaxxed, so it suggests the vaccinations are completely useless.)

    And get this, “Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla acknowledged Monday that two doses of the vaccine … ‘offer very limited protection, if any’ against the dominant omicron variant.” He went on to say the booster is effective, but data from the real world show any effectiveness wanes after just a few weeks. For example, the latest figures out of Israel, which is the nation furthest along with boosters (they’ve just started the fourth shot), show that of all current covid cases, 14% are unvaccinated, 6% had one shot, 16% two shots, and 64% three shots. (For context, 71% of the nation is vaccinated.)

    And shock of shocks, corporate media are actually airing the news. They have been the key to ramping up the panic on covid for 2 years so that the public would passively accept what the damn government has done to us. Now, finally, they are starting to admit what some of us have been screaming for almost 2 frigging years!

    Maybe they sense their narrative is crumbling, what with 70-80% of the population double or triple vaccinated and covid cases skyrocketing. Their senior staff and owners should be jailed for life as far as I’m concerned.

    (Of course, the extreme view that the vaccines are going to kill us all is nonsense, as well. ‘Three to six months millions will die!’ the alarmists screamed. When that didn’t happened they said a year; now they say anywhere from 2 to 10 years; shifting the goalposts just like the clowns who say covid is the worst plague of all time.)

    I wonder how you can stick to your guns when even the mouthpieces for the entire calamity are coming around. RFK’s book has opened your eyes a little. I wonder if this might make them gape:

    The news about a small minority of vaccine batches accounting for the great majority of deaths and serious side effects has been making the rounds on alternative media for about two months now. The following link is a great summary of the issue. This may well be the smoking gun that eventually brings these archcriminals down. The key point is stated in the title, but in reading further we discover something at least as shocking: for the most part, the tainted batches were widely distributed across the country; the untainted batches were distributed locally. The reason? Too many deaths/serious reactions in one area would garner unwelcome notice, so spread the poison batches over a wide area. This, say those pushing this theory, is hard proof of intentional mass murder.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/crimes-against-humanity-high-percent-of-covid-vax-deaths-caused-by-less-than-5-of-batches/?utm_source=featured&utm_campaign=usa

    • Replies: @salience
    , @Yukon Jack
  109. MLK says:
    @Darb

    Thanks for this comment and the link. While Steve Sailer has been otherwise AWOL on this, I’ve kept in mind his brilliant insight about the unavoidable efficacy of murder stats, as opposed to other crimes, awaiting post-mass injection data on excess deaths and serious adverse health conditions.

    We’re at stage in which the Covid Cult and its fellow travelers are beginning to shout that there’s nothing to see and if that doesn’t dissuade you then be aware that your concerns are as “baseless” as those about Biden’s 81M votes.

    A word to the wise, don’t fall into their trap of having to prove causation, experimental vaccines or otherwise. The burden is on all the usual pubic health suspects and their media flaks to explain Excess Deaths and surging serious diagnoses (e.g. Myocarditis), especially in the young and healthy. They also must explain why they have been radio silent while the numbers rack up or attributed them all to people “with Covid” and the lingering effects of Trump’s presidency.

    When the Covid epidemic reached America in early 2020, the Trump Administration was caught flat-footed.

    Nonsense. At least certainly not in comparison to previous administrations contending with something similar and most especially not under the totality of circumstances of the “Trump Must Go!” by any means necessary operations.

    We must distinguish between Trump and his administration on the response. If you watched any of his new conferences and had even cursory further knowledge you knew that what went right was only because of Trump, not his underlings and those he charged with responding to the China Virus.

    Trump had arm-twisted all concerned into Right to Try, giving the terminally ill access to experimental treatments by providing a legal shield to the drugmaker. Operation WARP Speed was a variant if you will. He authorized the effort when he was being told that millions might die in a pandemic of a scale akin to The Spanish Flu of 1918.

    At the same time, exclusively within his own administration and task force, Trump almost daily implored in his news conferences the investigation of therapeutics. The response from everyone was apoplectic. Worse, you didn’t have to be very bright to see that their alternative was to frighten as many as their could into isolating themselves, with hospitals becoming places to go die because no treatments with any proved efficacy were on offer. Indeed, the whole gang seemingly set up a special operation to go after doctors who actually wanted to treat their patients. If Trump mentioned it they swung into action like nobody’s businesss.

    My essential point is that all of the principals should be held accountable and adjudged when they made decisions or fear-mongered the American people on the TV.

    By the way, remember how Big Pharma delayed the seemingly spectacular news on their vaccine trials until after the election? The conventional wisdom has it that was done to deny Trump a surprise right before the election. True, though it isn’t hard to see that they and the governmental infrastructure behind them had to wait until they had some surety that Trump wouldn’t be overseeing the contours of the rollout under an experimental authorization. Returning to his reasoning on Right to Try, he would have approved the (so-called) vaccines only for oldsters and others with compromised immune systems AND as a 100% effective cure for the victims of Mass Formation Psychosis.

    It’s so late in this game that no one half-intelligent shouldn’t have figured out by now that whatever our early fears there was no justification whatsoever for structuring our economy and everything else for those most fragile , both in terms of their physical and mental health.

  110. SBaker says:
    @WingsofADove

    Sir, with one exception, what you write about the elderly is certainly the truth. I am a little unclear on the adverse consequences claim on the use of the respirators. Respirators are used on people with low blood oxygen, which clearly, enhances survival. The use of such, combined with steroids to reduce the massive pulmonary inflammation, does indeed reduce mortality, even in the elderly. I don’t think Ron’s omission of such was intentional.

    What is left out of the discussion in almost every instance, is the origin of the virus and the intentional release of said. Release of a virus in remote areas can quickly become a global issue due to global travel, especially, when infected Chinese nationals return to countries for employment and education. Some of those targeted countries, then have super-spreading events like riots in the streets.

  111. I respect Mr. Unz’s research. I’m more inclined to believe in mistakes being made because of greed, fear, arrogance and opportunism than mass genocide, which does not mean I trust the elites, nor do I see them as benevolent. If you look at green tech being pushed and energy being used as a political toy, it certainly seems like they were expecting more deaths from covid, and less consumers being around to drive demand.

    From medical advice I got it seems that the shot is a costly failure with side effects, like a lot of other wonder drugs. The advice I got was to trust ivermectin and supplements and to stay away from the new vaccines. My decision to stay unvaccinated was originally political, it is my only means of protesting the South African government’s lockdown policies and the coercive vaccination program. I’m keeping the genocide theory in mind, though, it does explain a lot about the strange “new normal”. I love and hate humanity more, this seems like a very old story in new packaging, and the pro-vaxxers seem like a cult or religion.

    I also believe that serious attempts are being made to implement social engineering using the pandemic as cover or excuse.

  112. @Kali

    Kudos to you for calling out the great and mighty Unz. And I’ll call out his syncophants who think if the great and mighty Unz, says it’s so, it’s the gospel truth.
    Because you know, he’s smarter than all of us. Or so his syncophants think.

    • Replies: @Kali
  113. Thanks for the careful research and analysis as always Ron.

    Now, can you point us in the direction of the research that shows the long term effects of the gene altering therapy on patients?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  114. Mr. Unz, this one is a very nice concise article with appropriate and easy to glean numbers. Thank you. That doesn’t mean I completely agree, of course. 2 points here:

    1) **************

    Anti-vaxxers have frequently highlighted numerous anecdotal horror stories about deaths and injuries allegedly due to Covid vaccinations…

    Yeah, I understand it’s just a matter of using reasonably concise terminology, but that one is just not very accurate. I would say that 99% of these “anti-vaxxers”:

    a) Have, and have had, no problem with taking the flu vaccine occasionally, measles, tetanus, etc. This is specifically about the experimental vaccines quickly rolled out for the Flu Manchu.

    b) Have, and have had, no problem with ANYONE ELSE getting this vaccination (other than close family members perhaps). It’s the mandate (By Government Edict from the Admin. Branch – that’s bullshit Constitutionally anyway.) I know you agree with me on this part, but I just put this for emphasis and the record.

    Is there a better term?

    2) **************
    I myself don’t trust the VAERS database one bit. I’ll give an example in another comment.

    .

    PS: I have not read all the comments yet. If someone has already covered these points, my apologies to all.

  115. One-off says:

    Fair take.

    Still, vaccinating children and even young adults is dubious at best. From all indications, this is due to lobbying from teacher unions. Promotion of vaccines that have minimal efficacy with new variants also should be explained and justified, and this has not been done. Blatant lying about largely ineffective cloth masks, and political manipulations such as vaccine passports and economic chicanery, have caused much of the mistrust.

    As for side effects, while I largely agree with you (and the stroke/heart attack stats are very persuasive), those who have argued that long-term compromise of immune systems have made compelling cases and the rush to produce the vaccines precluded proper studies here and in other areas.

    The vaccines either are a testament to capitalism or our Chernobyl. There seems to be no middle ground.

  116. Nodwink says:
    @Altai

    “Long COVID” is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, something that has been recognized for decades, with multiple (and sometimes unknown) causes.

  117. @Nancy

    (((Walensky))) is still fudging the numbers, it’s not 75% the truth is it’s 94%. In Fall of 2020 the CDC revised their 150,000-dead-from-covid number that the media had been repeating endlessly to admit that only 6% of those 150,000 has died FROM covid, that is 9,000 people. Of course the media continued to repeat the 150,000 dead despite that. Everything has to be sacrificed to The Big Lie, including human lives.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @The Real World
  118. Dear Mr Unz,

    I am a gentile Debtslave with a Master’s in Biochemistry from Merton College Oxford. I remember my virology lectures well. Coronaviruses are notoriously difficult to inoculate against because of their naturally high rate of escape mutations. In fact it was so obvious that in UK parlance it is well known that curing the common cold ( a disease caused in part by some Coronaviruses) is impossible.

    However, you expect me to believe that in less than 6 months gene modifying mRNA based vaccines never before having been released on the human populace are not only efficacious but also safe with no longitudinal data whatsoever?!

    It always bears repeating that Ron Unz is a member of the Jewish faith or is certainly related to those that are, and for any critically thinking human Zionist individuals are everywhere when you look at the top of the human pyramid of power.

    There is no way on earth that a gentile human would be able to host a website such as this without being threatened with severe consequences within the NATO FIVE EYES intelligence sphere. Cases in point include Mr Christopher Spivey in the UK that was instrumental for a time in revealing high level paedophila within the upper eschelon’s of the British security state.

    I have grown old enough and wise enough to know when I am a victim of false flags (9/11, 7/7) and wholesale hoaxes (Sandy Hook and Novichok garbage out of CIA, MI6 and Porton Down.

    Quoting “statistics” from countries within this intelligence network is pointless as Brigade 77 and Unit 8700 Hasbara trolls will shut it all down.

    One is only left with the feeling that Ron Unz is just another honeypot operator designed to lead the sheep away down a garden path. A gatekeeper like Noam Chomsky, a limited hangout operation.

    If Ron Unz continues to naively trust and quote the same institutions that use crisis actors and psyops against the populace. he is indeed a pointless individual.

    Wake up Ron Unz or just take your limited hangout and go away.

    • Replies: @Kali
    , @Mevashir
  119. Nobody ever died of Covid. There’s not even a test for it. On the other hand, a great many people have died from the MAGA death jabs. The actual numbers of dead from the shots are unknown, since some countries have no system to report adverse events.
    Using Jessica Rose’s conservative factor of 44 and the VAERS data, there are over 900,000 dead as of the end of 2021. Then with the boosters, those numbers will increase significantly.
    The evidence, and common sense, suggest that this is an organized democide.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  120. @SafeNow

    “Niceland” is not Icelandic. His English is totally American. I became suspicious of “Niceland” in 2018 when he became extremely exercised in the comments on an article about the UTR rally in Charlottesville. He was especially insistent that landwhale Heather Heyer had been struck and killed by the Challenger allegedly driven by James Fields. Cohen-cidently that was the main rhetorical weapon in the Charlottesville psyop. Why would someone in Iceland care about Charlottesville? Or even know about it? Much less be so emotionally worked up about it as to expend hours of his day commenting on Charlottesville, and with very detailed (deceptive) knowledge of photographs of the crash site? Of course his opinions were 100% stridently aligned with the Democratic Party and media propaganda line about Charlottesville, as he is now about COVID. “Niceland” is definately a “plant”.

    • Thanks: Mevashir, Johnny Smoggins
    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
    , @Mevashir
  121. Tom Verso says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    RON UNZ

    I would really really like to read or hear your response to this Canadian report.

    REALLY!!!

    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @geokat62
  122. checkers says:
    @Alfred

    92.5% of aged 12+ are double vaccinated, so therefore at most 7.5% is unvaccinated (its not clear how those treated with one vaccination are reported). Despite being 7.5% of the population, unvaccinated make up 28.8% of hospitalizations and 49.9% of ICU cases.

    I’m I reading this chart wrong in some way? It seems to disprove the point that vaccinated are worse off.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  123. the icelandic paragraph cited is also anectdotal evidence too . mixed with a bit of causation/correlation conclusions. be skeptical of the antimnravax people all you want. i would suggest you keep being more skeptical of any mainstream summaries of what we are witnessing. so far, the conspiracists are being proven right more than the other way around….

    • Replies: @johnnyuinta
  124. @WingsofADove

    Ron Unz is tone deaf.

    He believes establishment media and govt. lies.

    This isn’t my opinion; he will straight-up tell you that himself.

  125. We’ve got an 87 y/o family member who, from growing up in the 1940s and ’50s I guess, basically trusts the Establishment line on everything. She is not stupid by any means, having a Masters degree in a science, back from the 1960s when it MEANT something. She is one who I could not argue with taking or not taking this vaccine with, as she is vulnerable at that age.

    She’s had low blood pressure her whole life, sometimes to the point of worrying a doctor or two. After one shot, she ended up in the hospital (she’s been there for falls too, so this is nothing new) being told she had a small heart attack. Her medication is multitudinous, and one of them is to control her blood pressure, which is too high now.

    One doctor remarked to me, as she was in the hospital again with a poorly-pumping heart, “something happened between last month and now.” That’s what he said. I go “hey, I’m not trying to get political here, but she took the booster shot last week.” I really just wanted to give him the info.

    Will any of this get into the VAERS database? NF way. This guy is a resident and doesn’t want to cause waves.

    Yes, that’s just an anecdote. It is not “the data”. It’s not even IN the data.

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
  126. @Gordo

    BS!!! The exact same arguments for all other vaccines can be made, especially childhood ones. Look at the health of children in the US. Large % of children have 1-3 different food and other allergies. Significant increase in autoimmunity. And if you believe, skyrocketing rates of neurological issues like autism.

    Herd immunity at the tip of a needle is a big lie!! Most of these vaccines like for pertussis have been a total failure! We have vaccinated away benign childhood diseases like measles and chicken pox and mounting evidence shows these infections actually protect us later in life against much more dangerous ailments and infections.

  127. Greg S. says:

    In a Canadian backwater, someone accidentally (or on purpose) published a very interesting statistic that rarely, if ever, gets reported or even tracked elsewhere in the world: how many days post vaccination did someone die of COVID?

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/covid-infections-and-deaths-soar

    Turns out that a huge number of people are dying “of COVID” within 14 days of the jab, then it tapers off. Does that 14 day thing ring a bell? It should because that’s the number used all around the entire globe as an interval after vaccination when someone is still considered to be “unvaccinated.”

    So let’s recap: a sheep gets a jab, the jab kills them within 14 days, they get counted as just another “unvaxxed COVID death,” which is used to scare more sheep into getting another jab. Repeat the cycle.

    It’s clear to me that the COVID jabs have become the disease. The excess deaths in 2021 that Unz blames on “COVID” are actually deaths from the jab. As long as the jabs are being deployed, the “pandemic” will never end.

    How do they get away with this? Easy. Only 5% or less of the jabs kill right away. The rest are relatively harmless or kill someone much later, of “coincidental” factors that more likely than not are still blamed on “COVID.” So you get midwit morons running around everywhere crowing “I got the jab and nothing bad happened to me, therefore that’s 100% proof all jabs are safe.”

    If they can fool Ron Unz, which they certainly have, they can fool anyone. Though he’s not bragging yet about getting his booster… which falls into the list of logical fallacies that Ron Unz seems unwilling to touch with a 10 foot pole:

    – Why do we need boosters for the vaccines if the vaccines work?
    – When do the boosters end, if ever, for those on the ‘vaccine train?’
    – Why are COVID deaths increasing in 2021, when we have the vaccines?
    – Why do we need 100% vaccination of all humanity? When did we ever try that before?
    – Why have they needed to beg, bribe, coerce, fire, fine, and punish people for refusing this “life saving” vaccine?
    – Why is natural immunity to COVID not discussed, acknowledged, or recognized almost anywhere on earth?
    – Why are people still wearing cloth masks when there is no evidence anywhere that they actually work (and plently of evidence they are completely useless)?
    – Why do we still not know 100% of the ingredients in the vaccines? Isn’t that kind of important?
    – Why is this “pandemic” not over after 2 years, in places where over 90% of the population have been jabbed? In fact, the “pandemic” is the worst in those 90% jabbed countries, while African nations with less than 20% jab rates are doing just fine.

    Ron Unz’s gaslighting is fighting a phantom enemy that doesn’t exist. He’s going after people (what people?) who think “COVID is fake,” a fringe conspiracy that absolutely none of the hundreds of “anti-vax” scientists and doctors that I follow ever talk about. At this point, there’s only two possible explanations for this that come to mind (1) Ron Unz’s brain is full of spike proteins and prions and is totally fried (2) he’s been bought off and is not to be trusted.

    • Thanks: Johnny Smoggins
  128. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    It’ll be interesting to see what the 2021 numbers are where the vax was pretty much fully rolled out. Total death tolls may not tell the full story as to who is included in it. As we know the profile of the virus victims was older with accompanying health problems that made them vulnerable. The anti-vax people state that the casualties from it are younger, healthier people who are being injured or even killed by it, people who should not be dying. In addition those who were reported to have died of the virus were mishandled with ventilators, Cuomo forced nursing homes to admit contagious people, alternative treatment possibilities were suppressed, etc.

    America’s ruling elites in government and media have proven themselves so exceptionally corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent that it sometimes becomes very difficult to separate reality from propaganda

    Sort of the problem. We’re living in an empire of lies and deceit and have to sift through whatever information is available to arrive at what we feel is an informed opinion. We end up looking at what’s going on in Iceland to help to figure things out. If the official party line were fully accurate then there wouldn’t need to be all this censorship, suppression and harassment bordering on persecution. The facts would speak for themselves and hold its own in public debate. That’s not the case though. One can look at the full-spectrum propaganda campaign of fear-mongering, misinformation and coercion and see the parallels to selling the war-of-the-month to the American public.

    • Agree: Mehen
  129. Due to Iceland’s latitude, I can’t help but wonder about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. I also believe that there was a genuine conspiracy by Big Pharma to denounce proven therapeutics in order to mandate the vaccines and escape any possible liability for side effects. How many lives have been lost due to this? Does Iceland allow doctors and hospitals to treat with IVM or HCQ?

    I have also read that the countries with the highest vaccination rates are seeing the largest increase in overall mortality. Although correlation does not prove causation, one can’t help but wonder why this would be the case, if it is a fact.

    I think the safest course for most folks is to use supplements such as vitamin D and zinc to promote a healthy immune system, and to address curable co-morbidities such as obesity. Long term side effects from the vaccine on one’s immune system is still an open question, and will remain one for at least another year. How many doctors advise “diet and exercise” these days? They have a pill for every symptom that they sell for Big Pharma that you must take every day. That is their profit model. Now it will be endless boosters for everyone, and more billions of our endlessly wasted tax dollars for the industry. Taking personal responsibility for your own health is the wisest course IMHO. Trusting Big Pharma and bribed doctors is a mistake.

  130. saggy says: • Website

    Great article. You’ve redeemed yourself.

    However,

    It’s obviously just a matter of personal opinion whether an extra half-million deaths in 2020 is a big number or a small number…

    Not really. We can try a little statistical analysis. Observing an upward trend, we start with a linear model postulating that the upward trend is due to population growth/aging population. The model is given by regressing the # of deaths against the year and is shown in the graph below as the black line. The red line is the actual deaths, assuming the model errors are a randomly distributed normal variable, the estimate for the standard deviation of the observed errors (for the 1st 6 years) is 23119 and the error for 2021 is 460200, or 19+ standard deviations from the model. So, if the model is correct, the likelihood of the 2021 figure is .0000… something.

    • Thanks: Anon62
  131. @Commentator Mike

    ….while new cases skyrocket…

    This is a fiction promoted by government and controlled media.

    The casedemic is a lie. Why? Because there is no test for Sars CoV2.

    Look it up.

    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  132. Famed Dr. Chettey from South Africa who saved 9000 lives with early treatment of Covid said “It is a plan to kill billions of people but slowly so you can’t blame the vaxx. It will exacerbate pre-existing condtions. Cancer will flare up, all sorts of things. The spike protien is the most dangerous poison known to the world. Now in layman’s terms they say you should take the vaxx because it is a benift to mankind. If you skydive you don’t help or harm mankind, it is your right to do so. So now they take me up in a plane and want me to skydive. I look at the parachute and it’s filled with holes so I don’t want to jump. Now they are going to push me out of the plane, mandates.”

  133. Mihilus says:

    The disease: Its disproportionaly kills the old. Here in Slovenia life expectancy is 79 years. Average age of corona death on 2020 was 84.

    The vaccine: To show if vaccine is beneficial to the population this is the most important statistics: take one million vaccinated and one million unvaccinated. Count how many of each group dies in next month. Why is nobody doing this?

    Also its clear that the only purpose of the “health measures” is to get people on vax and not to actually prevent the spread.

    No need for any hardcore crazyness. That is more than enough to be suspicious.

  134. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

    Both the Delta and the Omicron strains are less lethal to begin with and they both appeared during the global, mass “jabbing” of the herd. Did any vaccine proponent take that into account when calculating vaccines’ supposed benefit in preventing death? No?

  135. @Darb

    And don’t forget the totally fraudulent PCR “test” still being used today. The prefect test for a fake/hoax pandemic because it can be manipulated by the manufacturer to result in a positive or negative result.
    I have yet to see anyone explain how the PCR test can be trusted.

    • Agree: Nancy
    • Replies: @Nancy
  136. NatMulc says:
    @SkippyT

    Also watch this Canadian Covid Care Alliance interview with Dr. Reiner Füllmich. No sane or unbiased person can conclude that the data provided by Pfizer proves that the vaccine is safe and efficacious.

    The interview starts at 1:57:20
    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/Session-87-en:1

    Both the FDA and Pfizer have broken every rule of in the book ……

    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/Session-87-en:1

  137. The elderly in care homes were being murdered by Remdesivir and Midazolam and not being given proper treatment for their seasonal ailments, this was the entire pretext for the “pandemic” and makes up 98% of all excess deaths in 2020.

    I can’t believe how utterly misinformed this Ron Unz is about the situation, great site and all, but the man is an idiot.

    It is known that Governer Cuomo and Michigans Whitmer alone were responsible for tens of thousands of excess deaths in care homes. Now extrapolate that out across the nation. This was premeditated medical murder of the elderly in order to push an agenda.

    Thank goodness for all the other great contributors to this site.

  138. @JimDandy

    The claim is that vax-pushers target children to ensure that pharma has no liability.

    This is not logical, since the PREP Act gives vax makers total freedom from liability as long as the US Dept. of HHS formally says there is an “emergency” or a “pandemic.”

    This applies to drugs, vaccines, or anything else that pharma companies sell for the “emergency.”

    Since the Covid “emergency” is forever, pharma freedom from liability is forever.

    It is true that the vax Gestapo wants all kids to receive the death jabs, but I don’t think it’s for liability reasons.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @meamjojo
  139. Rodster says:

    A good article, one of the few that attempts to comment evenly on the facts. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your analysis, as more figures become available.

  140. nsa says:
    @Gordo

    “Why the enormous hardon for mRNA ‘vaccines’ “?
    You, Gordo, are getting to the heart of the matter…..hijack the language and exercise even greater full spectrum dominance over the population. Vaccine? Vaccination? Vaxxers? Anti-vaxxers? The corporate concoction being injected into you is a creepy Genetic Modifier, turning your body into a spike protein generator……with unknown results (except for the bottom line) as the corporates used it on a few hapless gerbils, mice, and puppies for a week or two before using it on you. The tipoff is the granting of total legal immunity to the purveyors of the stuff.

  141. Emslander says:
    @obwandiyag

    You mean where the president of Pfizer in a speech freely available anywhere to watch at your leisure to your heart’s content, admits that his vaccine doesn’t work?

    But the orthodox narrative says that, though it doesn’t work, the vaccine keeps you out of the hospital. What a ridiculous concept! Yet it continually goes unchallenged, because the vaxxed want so badly to believe it.

    On the other hand, the unvaxxed by now must have been exposed to these microbes numerous times in numerous settings and the orthodoxy insists that these people without sickness, symptoms or contagion are the cause of the vaccine failures.

    C’mon, man!

  142. Jiminy says:
    @Alfred

    Just as I was reading this, my wife told me that on ABC news, a QLD government stooge came out and said how unvaccinated people are 24 times more likely to end up in intensive care than those triple vaccinated. So they are still certainly pushing an agenda. Strange how over the border things happen differently.
    I think she said today how 90 staff have the cold now. Last week patients were being r.a.t. tested before their surgery under the guise that if they tested positive, then it was unsafe to operate on them. But most didn’t even suspect that they could be positive.
    One doctor even asked her if they were now to wear the same one n95 mask all day for every operation. She replied that they change contaminated gowns and gloves after every op, so why would one risk cross contaminating following patients with possibly far worse infections. So I expect that soon they will be running low on those types of masks as well.
    I remember picking her up late after work once, because she had to do a Laura Palmer job at the surgery. Everything in the room was wrapped in plastic as the next patient could have been carrying the prion disease, cjd. So there certainly are far worse ways to go than a cold.
    Some of those statistics look like there’s been a bit of fudging going on. Covid patients die from lower respiratory infections and pneumonia. Yet the numbers for those deaths have gone down while covid deaths explode. And of course the style of testing is now changed..

    • Thanks: Alfred
  143. Anon[747] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon62

    I’ve posted this already:
    – A paper co-authored by the “Danish Fauci”, Tula Grove Krause, that points in the same direction:
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.27.21268278v1

    – Didier Raoult has publicly said that 35% of infections happen within two weeks of vaccination, adding it is caused by facilitating antibodies. He has the numbers for the recent Ómicron wave in Marseille. Around two months later, a second peak of Ómicron infections were observed, leading him to speculate that the first spike (no pun intended) happened among younger patients, the second among older ones when induced antibody levels dropped.

    The convenient definition of “fully vaccinated” as “two weeks after second dose” really should be revised in the light of this information. As well as the numbers of “unvaccinated” in the hospital.

    • Thanks: Anon62
  144. gsjackson says:
    @Bombercommand

    I think what she did was raise the number of co-morbidities to get the percentage of people clearly dying from the co-morbidities down. When the CDC data first came out in Aug, 2020, it showed that 94 percent of “covid deaths” had on average 2.6 co-morbidities. So by raising the co-morbidity number to 3 or 4 she was able to get that 94 percent number down to 75 percent. So now 2.9 co-morbidities or fewer co-morbidities, and you can be categorized as a death from covid, rather than a possible death with covid.

    • Agree: Bombercommand
  145. @Johnny Smoggins

    There IS no research yet, Johnny, because a) it’s not the long-term yet and b) they don’t wanna know.

    You bring up a point I was going to also – what about the long-term effects on fertility? Who knows yet? There’ve been questions about this. No, Ron, you also don’t want to bring up a planned conspiracy, and I most-ways agree on that. However, if this thing reduces fertility, that would sure make me more likely to believe those ideas.

  146. @SteveK9

    Ron, I have a lot of respect for your intelligence and experience, but ‘not paying much attention’, is just stunning.

    Ron is just sticking to his regular template, which he never alters. You can foresee the structure of any of his essays before you even click on the link. It goes a little something like this:

    “Well, up until recently, I had no reason to doubt anything my school books had taught me about [insert issue here]. You see, I was completely absorbed with my Very Important Software Work (VISW)™, and I just didn’t have the time to look deeply into a matter I wasn’t really that interested in. But then one day I got a tip from an anonymous nobody, so I quickly read 14 or 15 books on the subject. Miraculously, and in just a few weeks, I began discovering all these conspiracy theories that completely invalidated my prior worldview. Most surprising of all was the prominent role played by Jewish Americans in plotting to do [insert issue here] and suppressing the awareness of it. Oh, what a fool I’d been, but that is just another page in the annals of Our American Pravda.”

    Feel free to test this as many times as you please. The actual purpose of this website is something quite bizarre, and it has nothing to do with “free speech.”

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Thomm
    , @SZ
  147. Lets have a laugh. Dutch MP (very young) confronts the PM and calls him a liar in the parliament. https://rumble.com/vsmb1j-dutch-mp-gideon-van-meijeren-confronts-pm-rutte-on-his-connections-w-klaus-.html

    • Thanks: James of Africa
  148. usNthem says:
    @Mike Tre

    Speaking of which, the strident covidians around here must still be reassuring themselves over on Sailer’s covid post. I imagine they’ll show up sooner or later.

  149. salience says:
    @WingsofADove

    We have to suspect that Mr.’ Unz is much less capable of doing across-the-spectrum research than he would lead us to believe,
    OR
    He is pulling his punches.

  150. Emslander says:
    @SafeNow

    English and Danish are compulsory subjects in Icelandic schools and are used widely. An educated Icelander would be quite proficient in English, probably more proficient than I am.

    An educated Icelander also believes that the average American is a knuckle dragging ape who ends every Saturday with a lynching or two. His emotional approach to Charlottesville is to be expected.

  151. Anonymous[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    Dear Ron,

    Let me get this straight. You actually believe

    1. Sars Cov 2 exists

    2. It caused an epidemic

    3. The “Vaccine” works (for its advertised purpose).

    I’m fucking speechless. You must be taking powerful drugs.

    Ron has childlike naïvety. His brain is powerful but his bullshit detector is weak. He comes to the truth after a lot of reading and study. Prediction: you’ll be reading about his epiphany and 180° on Covid in a late 2023 installment of American Pravda (if he and his readers are not in the gulag by then).

  152. _dude says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    Well for years he also thought 9/11 happened just like the JWT reported it, then later was apparently intrigued to discover there might be more to it. That alone is enough for me to completely doubt his judgement. I absolutely applaud the website that he has provided here, but I pretty much ignore his articles, save a brief skim.

  153. @WingsofADove

    Thanks for bringing that up.
    I think right up at the top of the reasons why more people died (if the numbers can be trusted) is because those who (stupidly) allowed themselves to be inducted into a hospital were separated from those who actually cared about them.
    Once in the hospital they were treated with a mandated protocol that was designed to kill as many as possible. This so as to scare the general population.
    A neighbor of mine would still be alive and his wife not widowed because he allow himself to be admitted to the local corporate owned hospital where they killed him.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  154. @cranc

    Exactly! Why not apply some critical thinking.

    Apparently, Ron didn’t learn that at Harvard.

    Ron misses what would be obvious to most school children.

  155. salience says:
    @anon

    U.K. Triple/Double Vaccinated account for 4 in every 5 Covid-19 Cases, Hospitalisations & Deaths since November according to official figures
    By The Exposé on January 14, 2022

    The latest official Public Health data suggests that the Omicron Covid-19 variant is no worse than the common cold among the unvaccinated population but seems to be affecting the triple vaccinated population much more severely with the latest figures confirming that the vaccinated population have accounted for 8 in every 10 cases, 7 in every 10 hospitalisations, and 8 in every 10 Covid-19 deaths since the 20th November 2021 despite the booster jab campaign.

    • Replies: @Ben the Layabout
  156. gsjackson says:
    @Tom Verso

    Agree. If given any kind of widespread exposure like that of Kennedy’s book, it would be greeted with the same sort of resounding silence that Ron is finding so suspicious regarding the cause of AIDS. It gets down and dirty with the details and spells out exactly why Pfizer paid what was necessary to have their “studies” buried for 75 years.

  157. @Jon Chance

    Yes. There is a lot of this going on. It may be partly or largely or even mostly a case of the straw breaking the camel’s back. There is an epidemic of wretched health hygiene.

    Coca cola and doritos man. That stuff is toxic.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  158. Overall a good essay. But I must comment on select points.

    “Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.” (emphasis mine).

    Yes, more people are dying, and it’s reasonable to believe the virus is a factor in many. But ALL of them? That’s a rather bald assertion. At least for the State of Florida, 2021’s deaths are up about 8% over the year prior. 2020’s jump would be well explained by a pandemic virus culling the most vulnerable, but what about 2021? There has been widespread uptake of vaccines, not a very good one it’s true, but one that presumably would reduce mortality. Even more important is that likely much of the peasantry has natural immunity a year into a pandemic. What, then, is fuelling the (more) excess deaths?

    I’m heartened to hear that Unz has been won over, at least partially, to the “conspiratorial” view of the whole pandemic. It doesn’t take much research to show that virtually the entire medical – government – academic – pharma regime is, in so many words, bought, paid for and controlled by Big Pharma and allies. This was one of many eye-openers in RFK’s book: even seemingly “pure” government agencies (NIAID, FDA, CDC) have egregious conflicts of interest: the government itself holds patents on things, current employees may receive compensation and so forth. Add to that private investment holdings, cronyism between regulator and regulated, and you have a fertile environment for corruption. Now, of course this doesn’t mean that dark forces truly seek to sterilize or euthanize entire populations. But it’s pretty hard to argue with a straight face that those organizations would lack any motive to suppress cheap treatments and further their own expensive, highly profitable products upon captive markets.

    Much of this “conspiracy” is not even hidden at all. For example, from the WHO’s own website, one can determine where their money comes from. On the surface this appears to be a United Nations agency, but in fact a lot of its funding comes from corporate and private donors. If the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing ten percent or more of their funding, do you really think the WHO can be expected to provide impartial advice upon products produced by the people supplying the funding? Should billionaires with major interests in vaccine and other medical device producers really be funding allegedly objective, impartial government organizations that in turn control funding, issue regulations, or even issue advice that directly affects the life and health of billions of human beings?

    Finally, I must completely agree with your point that we should only stand on strong evidence. Still, more people are dying, and there sure doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm on the part of the health authorities to find out why. Just because it’s the village lunatic who is raving about the big crack in the levee, perhaps one should inquire as to why the water is up to one’s ankles, and still rising.

  159. @Kiza

    Alfred

    Unlike the USA, it is more difficult to fudge the data in Australia.

    You could not be more wrong about this.

    Actually, he could be more wrong about it – never say never.

    But your point is correct, Australian regulatory and reporting authorities, starting with the TGA, and everything else in between all the way to the Big Media and Big Tech ministries of propaganda, are so deep into misinformation, suppression and censorship that it’s a small miracle we’ve got any idea of the actual state of the Corona Chan “pandemic” and “vaccine” roadkill in Australia.

    First and foremost is the fake reporting of deaths “with Corona Chan” as “from Corona Chan”. Hard to peel the lies off of that, seeing as how they meticulously refuse to do Corona Chan autopsies or investigate actual cause of “Corona Chan deaths” in Australia (although the official data out of Italy points to a 90% reduction in the reported number of Corona Chan deaths – from ~2,200 to around ~200 in Australia – if the Australian authorities grew a conscience and were honest about it).

    Then there’s the injuries and deaths from the fake “vaccines” – both immediate and longer term – which are massively under-reported (and definitely not investigated by either legitimate review or autopsies) because the authorities forbid this from being reported or investigated. Any medical professional who dares to look into the matter and expose the carnage being inflicted by the fake “vaccines” can kiss their medical licence and any future income goodbye forever.

    And then, on top of all that, there’s the government propaganda (faithfully parroted by Big Tech & Big Media) claiming much higher injection rates (sorry, I just can’t bring myself to say “vaccination rates”) across the Australian population than word on the street can confirm (ie, they’re exaggerating to try to persuade the uninjected that they are a small minority – which they are not – the better to terrorize them into lining up for their injections).

    FWIW, it’s starting to look like the fake narrative of the Globalists is starting to collapse among the general population. The increasingly nonsensical, unjustifiable and even outright crazy behaviour of the corporations masquerading as our governments (note the recent Djokovic debacle, the urgent push to inject all the children, and the frenzied construction of Corona Chan concentration camps all across the nation) speaks of growing desperation among the Globalist stooges to force the “useless eaters” to get with the Globalist program whether they like it or not (which was always the end game anyway).

    IMO most thinking people already know that the alleged “Omicron variant” is a nothing burger – at worst, an itchy throat and mild cold for healthy people – so why the push now for even more injections which neither stop infection or spread of any “variant”? That’s a rhetorical question, of course – because the injections were never about “health”, it’s about depopulation and control. The injections are the objective, because they’re the bridge to the universal “vaccine passport” and from there to the Great Reset and New World Order where “you will own nothing, and you will be happy”.

    Here’s a development that might make a huge difference here in Australia – if the TGA was following its own legislated rules, then it would have withdrawn approval for the fake “vaccines” as soon as a dozen or so Australians were suspected to have been seriously injured or killed by them. But the TGA has done nothing of the sort – like every other regulatory agency moving in lockstep across the world, the Australian TGA has simply ignored the adverse reactions and fatalities caused by the fake “vaccines”. So now the TGA is being challenged in the Federal Court…

    Retired Barrister Julian Gillespie – Legal Challenge in Australian Federal Court against the TGA



    Video Link


    Video Link

    If the Federal Court agrees with the challenge, then the TGA might be ordered to follow it’s own rule-book and stop the use of the fake “vaccines” in Australia.

    The problem we then have is that the Globalist corporation masquerading as the Australian Federal Government will simply push emergency legislation through parliament to throw the TGA’s rule-book out and let the TGA do whatever the Hell it feels like doing, just like it is already doing right now.

    Is that likely?

    Well, look at how the Globalist corporation masquerading as the Australian Federal government responded when a judge told them to let Novak Djokovic play in the Australian Open.

    They’re a bunch of Satanic Globalist psychopathic arseholes. Laws and morality mean nothing to them. They’ll do whatever they think they can get away with to keep the Great Reset on track.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Thanks: Truth Vigilante
    • Replies: @Kiza
  160. @Kali

    Well said Kali!

    It’s mostly common sense, isn’t it.

    • Thanks: Kali
  161. Emslander says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I, and many others here, cannot reconcile that statement of yours above with your hook, line and sinker acceptance of statistics from the corrupt CDC, FDA, NIAID and their ilk.

    You forgot deaths by gunfire in the inner cities of America where the “underserved” were killing other “underserved”.

  162. republic says:

    http://linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com/?m=1

    Linh Dinh just made a comment on this article

    • Thanks: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  163. @SZ

    Fair enough, except that Mr. Unz has now penned an opinion piece on a subject about which he has only accepted Establishment opinion and is now lending his support to that Establishment opinion on a subject about which he knows little and has, by his own admission, done little research or spent much time thinking about.

    It was very obvious that this piece did not consider alternative explanations challenging the Establishment position.

    This opinion piece could have been in USA Today or any syndicated newspaper chain – it has as much value as any opinion piece found in those rags.

    • Replies: @SZ
  164. I just find most of the anti vax to be too stupid to even talk to. And I am not even a pro vax.

    Kennedy’s position reminds me of what a lady that works for a pharmaceutical research dept told me. She told me that she told her parents to quarantine themselves instead of getting the vaccine because they are 100% untested for side affects. Her parents are financially capable of doing this. Most americans are not. Even I gave up self quarantine around June 21, her parents gave up in July right after me.

    After reading from various virologists on how fast covid can mutate like all viruses, I gave up on the quarantine. There is a reason why there is NO vaccine for the flu, we just call it the flu shot, not vaccine.

    How many of you guys are familiar with viruses? Can a vaccine actually be made for a virus? A vaccine that makes us immune?

    • Replies: @sinewave
    , @SBaker
  165. Rogue says:
    @Truth

    Ron Unz is leaning against the ropes, fighting back determinedly with the occasional punch or two, but deep in his heart he knows he ain’t seeing out the 12 rounds…

  166. There may be a simple explanation for the unvaxxed Iceland deaths.

    The people were too ill to have a vaccine and their imminent deaths were added to the unvaxxed totals making the vaxxed figures look better than they really are.

    I have been to Iceland and its capital Reykavik and it is a sophisticated country with a high cost of living but only a population of 344,000.

    • Replies: @Charlemagne
  167. @Bartolo

    When the very agencies that are “bought and paid for” begin to bad-mouth the very products that their benefactors (and they themselves) are profiting from, one should pay attention. One possible interpretation is that they are making an honest admission, that their product or service was flawed in some way and that a re-evaluation is needed. That is possible, of course, but seems rather naive, doesn’t it. A skeptical mind would assume they have ulterior motives.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
  168. Rooster12 says:
    @Franz

    The PCR test was declared the “gold standard” for postmortem diagnosis of Covid-19. We also know that the PCR test resulted in an extremely high amount of false-postives. When you add in a financial incentive for hospitals to label a death as Covid-19, there’s the possibility for grossly fraudulent numbers. Needless to say, I’m highly skeptical of any “official” numbers at this point.

    As to the overall death count Mr. Unz keeps pointing to, I think he’s not taking into account our “undocumented” population growth. When you look at year over year death totals, the baseline needs to remain the same in order to compare apples to apples. Could a massive influx of undocumented people into the U.S. give artificial coverage to the Covid-19 death totals?

    • Agree: Franz
    • Replies: @MacRead
    , @Jonathan Mason
  169. Mevashir says:

    America’s ruling elites in government and media have proven themselves so exceptionally corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent that it sometimes becomes very difficult to separate reality from propaganda, even in the case of public health statistics.

    I have been predicting for some time now that Ron would level his accusation against government and media rather than against Corporate America and specifically the pharmaceutical industry and biotech venture capitalists. This quote seems to confirm my prediction.

    His article however has persuaded me to consider getting a booster.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  170. @Anthony Angelo

    If you watch Covidland the Covid hospital in NY Elmhurst was taking people in who were low income and scared. Only symptoms they showed were stress. They sedated them and put them on a vent, they all died except one with a history of drug use as he woke up and pulled the tube out.
    The nurse said (and she filmed ” this is straight up murder.” And they listed them as Covid deaths.

    • Replies: @sinewave
  171. @Bombercommand

    Thanks for that info on Mr ‘Niceland’.

    I have been wary of his commentary on a range of issues in the past and I would suggest others exercise caution in relation to him.

  172. Avro G says:

    Ron Unz writes, “[M]y views on most of these matters are vaguely conventional, probably not too far from what might be promoted in the pages of the New York Times or the Economist.”

    I find it hard to account for the fact that there are intelligent and well-informed people in 2022 who still have a shred of trust in our public authorities and their media mouthpieces. Given the history of the last twenty-plus years, not to feel a reflexive skepticism about establishment narratives betrays not so much a prudent aversion to “wild fear-mongering” as a stunning degree of naivete. This is especially so when the narrative in question is enforced with massive obvious lies and censorship and is used to justify an outrageous power-grab and the reaping of billions in profits by an industry long known for its corruption and political influence buying. This thing has stunk to high heaven from day one but Ron Unz had to wait for RFK, Jr’s book (almost two years) to even BEGIN to question it?

    Much thanks to RFK for writing a book that stands as a powerful rebuke to the greatest crime of our age. Thanks, too, to Ron Unz for maintaining a platform for writers who would otherwise have been smothered. But, wow. If you can’t see that this thing screams “global putsch,” I really have to wonder.

    • Thanks: johnnyuinta
  173. @IronForge

    It doesn’t sound like Ron is really doing his research, as he has not mentioned Jessica Rose and her fine work

    Nor does he ever seem to want to explore the ramifications of the media the main lamestream is under the control of the hacksxxinators..

    How can we expect the truth from any prior traditional sources?

    Even this generally freely speaking cite suffers from much bias, but it is a well rounded diversity of bias….

    Regards

  174. While I can appreciate Mr. Unz trying to find an island of sanity in the current political maelstrom, there are too many things wrong with the current media narrative.

    1. The (probable) lying about the origin of COVID.

    2. Defaming ivermectin and forbidding its use to help treat COVID.

    3. The shutdown of the Mittelstand economies around the world.

    4. Calls for COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”

    5. Attacks on reputable doctors and scientists.

    6. The booster shots from here to eternity.

    7. The vast profits being made by big Pharma and Medical establishments.

    I have no idea what they are up to, but it seems pretty clear to me that it’s evil and has little to do with public health, let alone my health.

    After 28 Days On Ventilator, Family Loses Legal Battle To Try Ivermectin, Other Alternative Treatments, For Dying Father

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/after-28-days-ventilator-family-loses-legal-battle-try-ivermectin-other-alternative

  175. rasputiny says:

    Mr. Unz warns the anti-vaxxers to watch their hyperbole but fails to observe that there is a small army of internet trolls who have been hired to make antivaxxers look ridiculous.

    Much like the hired zionist trolls spreading sensationalist anti-semite morsels. Mr. Unz must be familiar with this long standing straw-man tactic . . .

  176. Maddaugh says:
    @Franz

    Franz,

    I have heard the same from a nurse who retired in disgust. They get a substantial fee for anything related to Hoaxvid.

    If you go into emergency for an ingrown toenail you will be tested and if there is one Covid cell in your body “you have Covid” and this is where the hospital perks begin.

    One may have had the virus and recovered or been exposed to someone who had it and in both cases feel absolutely fine. Nevertheless, you have this “deadly” disease (the death rate is around .12%) and can spread the plague to the rest of humanity.

    If the bribes ie fees stopped all this nonsense would go away. As usual, there is an incentive to game the system for money.

    • Thanks: Franz
  177. geokat62 says:
    @Tom Verso

    I would really really like to read or hear your response to this Canadian report.

    REALLY!!!

    Agreed. Every Unzer should henceforth post a message including the Canadian Covid Care Alliance video posted by Carlton Meyer (see comment #2) and request that Ron Unz furnish his evaluation of its veracity and significance.

    The information presented in this video is without doubt the “smoking gun” we’ve been waiting for.

  178. sinewave says:

    https://andrewkaufmanmd.com/sovi/ < statement on virus isolation.

    Imagine an earth orbit point of view of humanity over the past couple of years. Reminds me of sitting on the back of a park bench years ago contemplating an ant colony. Knowing that no human has ever found a virus, or proven that disease can be transmitted from one person to another. What a tragic comedy to observe.

    From Dr. Charles A.R. Campbell, when proving that small pox was/is not contagious – 1920s San Antonio:
    I never lost sight of the fact that I was engaged in trifling with the system of knowledge which had been handed down from generation to generation, each one accepting as true what the preceding one had written. https://reformation.org/campbell.html (Résumé of Experiments on Variola.)

  179. sinewave says:
    @littlewing

    I have read that all ambulatories were directed to that one hospital so they could show a hospital being overloaded.

    • Agree: littlewing
  180. The only way to know how many people the mRNA and J&J inoculates killed (since AZ is not approved in the U.S.) is to wait and see the number of Excessive deaths. Since the hospitals rarely, if any, record those killed by inoculates as Covid deaths. those deaths are spread out under other diseases. Only those dead 14 days after 2nd dose may be recorded as covid deaths.

    My guess is that for 2021, could be at least 1 million Excessive deaths in the U.S on top of the 2020 number of deaths. Final counts will have to wait till July or so this year

  181. @Greg S.

    A huge number of people are dying “of COVID” within 14 days of the jab, then it tapers off. Does that 14 day thing ring a bell? It should because that’s the number used all around the entire globe as an interval after vaccination when someone is still considered to be “unvaccinated.”

    So let’s recap: a sheep gets a jab, the jab kills them within 14 days, they get counted as just another “unvaxxed COVID death,” which is used to scare more sheep into getting another jab. Repeat the cycle.

    It’s clear to me that the COVID jabs have become the disease. The excess deaths in 2021 that Unz blames on “COVID” are actually deaths from the jab. As long as the jabs are being deployed, the “pandemic” will never end.

    This is one of the many elements of Covidianism which in itself proves the evil intent of the “pandemic”-injection propaganda managers.

    Any public health cadre who was on the level and believed in the “14 days post-injection” as a category different from being “vaccinated” would see the need to make this a third separate category for such purposes as tallying deaths and injuries, rather than lumping it within the “unvaccinated” category, which is self-evidently wrong and therefore misinformation with malice aforethought.

    This malicious lying propaganda proves that the bureaucrats and publicists know or suspect that the radically escalated deaths and injuries during this 14 day period are from the injection. Otherwise they wouldn’t have deployed this lie.

  182. izzy says:

    The complete lack of early treatment of any kind – a strange deviation from standard medical practice – coupled with the pressures and incentives to label all deaths as Covid, has greatly skewed the statistics. Even the definitions of vaccinated and unvaccinated were tortured into meaninglessness by the CDC.
    “Go home and wait until you’re really sick” was never a good strategy. Nor was planting the ill and elderly into nursing homes. Much damage has been done by the way this was handled. One may argue about original intent, but the results were not beneficial.

  183. sinewave says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Virology is more religion than science. It is based on what they believe, and they have to have faith in that, because they have never found a virus. Science is based on what can be observed, proven, repeated, and other things that are real.

  184. SZ says:
    @cranc

    Because well organised and literate nations and ethnicities and their good-mannered and fairly intelligent members (more than two thirds in anywhere between Iceland to Japan) believe what their parents or their cultural, scientific, or political authorities tell them, unless they have good reason not to believe in a specific instance. The alternative is chaos a la Haiti style. The price you pay for order and stability is that the superiors in a family or in a nation can manipulate the subordinates if they want to, provided they hide their intention well.

    • Replies: @cranc
  185. salience says:
    @Bob P

    “Maybe they sense their narrative is crumbling”
    The whole edifice is crumbling.
    https://peterwebster.substack.com/p/the-smell-of-thermite-is-in-the-air

  186. baythoven says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Thank you! I didn’t think I would view the entire 40 minutes, but it was so interesting and compelling, I did.

  187. anonymous[169] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks for putting vaccine poisoning in context. The industry should indeed adopt the talking point, “Cmon, it’s not as deadly as VIOXX!”

    The claims of the most credible vaccine observers like Jessica Rose are consistent with yours. She looks not at macro mortality data but at vaccine injuries specifically. Those have spiked enormously – from a very low base. An extraordinarily dangerous vaccine won’t necessarily move the all-cause needle much. Your personal risk/benefit utility function comes into play. So the implication is not WE”RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!1! but Anglin’s cri de coeur, “Pftt, I ain’t gettin’ that shit.”

    And the fundamental problem is the government’s arbitrary conduct in trying to derogate our universal right to not get that experimental shit. Coerced mass medical experimentation breaches federal and universal jurisdiction law (1 U.S. Code § 360bbb–3; medical experimentation is torture and cannot be justified, and its systematic and widespread application constitutes a crime against humanity or peace.)

    A side note: “closely-related disease epidemics such as SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2012” ought to include another closely-related epidemic: H1N1 in 2009, before Obama had learned the way to the White House rest room. Multiple introductions of an absurdly chimeric strain with reckless and injurious vaccine profiteering. It shows that COVID fits the Langley germ war template.

  188. Here’s proof that we can trust the medical profession to protect our health. Especially since they’re backed by “science.” Apparently some of them were bought off but only at the very high price of cartons of cigarettes!

  189. @Truth Vigilante

    I, and many others here, cannot reconcile that statement of yours above with your hook, line and sinker acceptance of statistics from the corrupt CDC, FDA, NIAID and their ilk.

    To be fair to Mr. Unz, he has repeatedly stated that he hasn’t given all his attention to the Corona Chan “pandemic” (he is a busy man, after all), so it’s understandable that he’s taken propaganda from (what we know are captured or otherwise subverted) government institutions at face value.

    Most of us were asleep at some point – not everyone has woken up even at this late stage.

    Meanwhile, thanks for your summary of possible contributors to the tsunami of excess deaths now coming to light in the USA. I’d argue that efforts to assign blame for that disastrous outcome on any alleged Corona Chan bug or “variant” will prove futile, because the insurance boffins have already noted that the surge is across all-cause mortality, and is on a statistically unprecedented scale. This is simply not attributable to some second-rate respiratory bug – that explanation is so patently deficient as to be dismissed out of hand – but it might be consistent with deliberate targeted economic and social mismanagement as well as the use of experimental bioweapons with an extreme spread of toxic modalities. In other words, a demographic disaster of such proportions might be a premeditated genocide.

    Despite the uninterrupted operation of the Globalist propaganda ministries, the divergence between the official narrative and facts on the ground is becoming more apparent. Propaganda won’t work if people simply don’t believe it, or just outright stop listening.

    Here’s a point of view held by more people each day…

    Summary of Australia’s Current Predicament

    Let’s hope the final tipping point is in the right direction.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Mevashir
  190. Kali says:
    @HeebHunter

    Although I’d never dream of putting it in quite those terms Heebhunter, the centrality of the Judaic creed to our current predicament is unmistakable. And we (or at least those of us who survive this onslaught) ignore it at our peril.

    Thank you for your coment.

    Best wishes,
    Kali.

  191. Alfred says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Coca cola and Doritos man. That stuff is toxic

    For a week or so, I did some software work for Pepsico in the UK. One of the reports I worked on had the contents for various Doritos flavours. It was around 1995 and Doritos was a new thing in the UK.

    I believe that the additives comprised between 13-17% by weight of the contents of each packet. The list of additives was large – artificial flavours, preservatives, pigments, enhancers and so on.

    During my stay at their offices near Heathrow airport and the M4, I did not open a single packet of this crap.

    Pepsico Introduces Doritos Chips to Britain in Global Expansion (1994)

    • Thanks: James of Africa
  192. Korben279 says:

    As of January 7, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) report a staggering 1,033,994 Covid-19 vaccine adverse events (all locations). Ponder that for a moment. Over 1 million people are reported to have been negatively impacted (including death) by the covid shots in the last 56 weeks.

    This week’s CDC/VAERS data also indicates an unbelievable 23,469 deaths from the Covid-19 investigational vaccines. This is a typical weekly increase of 1.8% from last week’s report of 23,048.

    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  193. The figures you quote show a death rate from RO of 345000 from the government webpage. This represents 345000/333,977,130 or .10% of the USA population. Whatever we call it, COVID is NOT nor has it BEEN a PANDEMIC. BY comparison, in 1348, within a year of landing in Italy from Caffa, the bubonic plague (human plague) killed an almost Fibonacci exact 61% of the population. 61% of the USA population would mean 204 Million deaths in one year. Each plague episode ravaged local populations for 3 years, before some kind of immunity made them go away. This being the third year of the ‘PANDEMIA’, there should be an exit of some kind. There’s an excellent series on the Plague on TV, either on Wondrium (ROKU TV) or Amazon. Basically, in mathematical terms, you are way OFF base in your thinking. Covid is more like the flu than Bubonic Plague, or cholera, or even POLIO (a disease that peaked in the USA in 1952 with some 50,000 cases (!) and 3800 deaths). It’s not worthy of lockdowns, passports or quarantine.

  194. I’m not a gullible consumer of government and industry lies. But I do want to rely on the best rational inferences. One issue to consider is that people are getting sick and dying all the time – and when they do they and their families seek explanations. When you vaccinate 268 million people, the background level of morbidity and mortality will coincide a notable extent with vaccine exposure. Thus methods of inference such as what Unz proposes are required.

    The fraudulence, corruption, and bullying of the establishment on this question, however, justifies enormous suspicion. And there is a big dog that didn’t bark. VAERS is comically inadequate. There wasn’t time to revamp that system. But applying a barely tested vaccine to a country of 330 million people called for some kind of effort to evaluate adverse outcomes. It would have been quite simple and cheap for CDC to draw a comparatively tiny but valid random sample of the population, and to track and investigate in person each vaccine experience in that sample. Why didn’t they bother?

    Next, it’s hard to evaluate vaccine skeptics Malone, McCullough, Bret Weinstein (is Bret Eric’s sadly dumb brother?). The first two seem to be persuasive in interviews. They and the rightvax web are all agog now on “mass formation psychosis,” popularized by a Mattias Desmet, who I also heard interviewed. What an embarrassment. Desmet is merely a clinical psychologist at a mediocre Belgian university, whose publications are qualitative and conceptual explorations. He even takes Lacan seriously (Searle said that Lacan had to be consciously fraudulent).

    Explaining his limp construct, Desmet cites LeBon, Freud, Jung, Arendt, and Canetti (each of whom I’ve read), some great, but all merely literary rather than scientific thinkers. LeBon was a prolix reactionary crank who posited that the mob forms from the “collective unconscious” (woo); he launched the line of thought known as mass psychology that was popular from the 1890s to 1950s as a pseudo-scientific explanation of fascism and communism and supposed wisdom on the supposed anomie of urban society and impossibility of robust democracy. The mob is the distant aristocrat’s shallow gaze of what is to him the indistinguishable and identical many (Strzok: smelly Walmart people); but in fact those faceless many are made up of people who subjectively experience themselves as unique and differing individuals.

    The construct is poorly conceptualized, vague as to mechanisms, unmeasurable, and unfalsifiable. It’s disappointing to see someone as smart as Arendt absorbing this vacuous theory from her zeitgest, but not surprising since she deplored the very idea of a social science. There are far more insightful and defensible models of collective belief phenomena in the recent rationalist literature – Timur Kuran is a great place to start. The podcast with Desmet, Malone, and McCullough on this topic was as ignorant and clumsy as a freshman dorm discussion, a wince a minute. When they expatiate on a topic where I have expertise, I see that Malone and McCullough are impetuous rather than astute rebels.

    • Replies: @Peter Rabbit
  195. SZ says:
    @Maple Curtain

    In real life, do not expect a radical transformation like in this one:

  196. @Bartolo

    Final result for 2021 deaths will NOT be out until after July 2022 or so. The number, my guess, will be SHOCKING

  197. JimDandy says:
    @A little boy in the crowd

    That could be. When I heard him talking about it with Alex Berenson, Kennedy indicated that there are ultimately ways around the types of freedom from liability that Big Pharma enjoys, but not if the vaccines are deemed necessary for kids.

  198. NONnon says:

    Hey Ron. Why do you keep writing articles about a topic you have no interest in?

  199. Mevashir says:
    @republic

    Thanks for posting this link. I sent him a PayPal donation. I had made a booster appointment after reading Unz’ article but canceled it after reading your link. I guess we’re caught up in an information war between kikes and chinks. Right now I’m favoring The slanty almond eyes over the penile tatooed.

  200. Dystopian says:
    @Darb

    All of theses “studies” use government statistics and we know that government will lie when the truth serves better. The “experts” want us to inject a drug created from an entirely new technology and no track record but deny us drugs like Ivermectin that have a 40 year safety record. That hypocrisy alone is enough to make me question anything they say. So I will judge by my own experience. The only people I personally know who have died with Covid were already in the process of croaking with other diseases. I know as many who have died after the shot and dozens who had reactions to it. Everyone I know who has had the jab also contracted Covid and experienced the same symptoms and length of recovery as the folks who refuse to be injected. I have a close friend who was hospitalized with covid and they found a 90% blockage in his heart. Even as sick as he was he recovered from Covid in 3 days after he received monaclonal antibodies and refused Remdesivir. My wife and I both treated ourselves with HCQ after she tested positive for the wuflu and recovered within a couple days. Why would I want to inject myself with a mystery drug?

    • Agree: Marcion
  201. I live in British Columbia, Canada.

    At this point, like a Jew in early Nazi Germany, I am barred from sports events, concerts, theatres, movies, restaurants, and public gatherings, unless I’ve taken the “vaccination” and carry the Provincial Government’s totally illegal “vaccine passport”: Mandated vaccination and exclusionary practices such as this are specifically banned in Canada’s gossamer constitution and 6 different federal statutes. No matter. They’re doing it anyway. Furthermore the Federal Government bans me from air, rail and travel by ship, nationally and internationally, unless I take the “vaccination” and carry proof of same, and again, they’re breaking the constitution and 6 statutes with this demand. Similar appalling situations pertain across most Western Nations, moreover I have seen the tenders issued by the Federal Government for construction of concentration camps for the unvaccinated, not to mention the relentless and nonsensical vilification campaign against same in the mainstream media. In my study of history I can think of no similar scenario, of the relentless push for the acceptance of these so-called “vaccines” and atrocious persecution of the unwilling, who have very good reason to be concerned for their long (and short) -term health as a consequence of taking them. Look up Jummai Nache, see what happened to her. The vaccine industry — protected from liability across The West since 1986 — would have you believe her case is “1 in a million.” Care to be the second in a million? Because I wouldn’t. These “vaccines” were supposedly created in less than 8 months with all safety protocols suspended, are not approved, are certainly not licensed, they have only an emergency use authorization from the thoroughly corrupt FDA and similar from copy-cat Health Canada; they are considered experimental drugs and fall under the provisions of The Geneva Conventions and The Nuremberg Code. You would have to be thick as two planks not to understand something deeply sinister is taking place with these noxious potions.. but something like 85% of Canadians have taken both doses, many of them the “booster” on top of them. Many researchers have bluntly stated all these people will die as a result of taking these hi-tech rat poisons, probably within 3 years…

    And then I read Ron Unz’ article. Bloody Hell, Mr Unz: You’re out to lunch! Have you no awareness of the attestations and warnings of people like Robert Malone, Peter McCullough or Steve Kirsch — amongst dozens of others? That the average death toll in America in 2021 in the age range 18 – 64 has gone up 40%; is statistically unheard of, that the CDC is reporting a surge of 15,000 deaths a week amongst the vaccinated (they’re lying and saying it’s “covid-19”), that there is a surge of so-called “covid-19” across The West since widespread dissemination of the so-called “vaccines” — and the illnesses and deaths are taking place, largely among “the vaccinated”? How can you put your name to this clueless, woolly, ill-considered, blue-pilled drivel? From what I’ve learned in the last 2 years about orthodox medicine, the pharmaceutical industry and bloody vaccines, I will never darken a doctor’s doors again, if I can by any means avoid it.

  202. SBaker says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Ah, yes, Edward Jenner came up with a vaccine for smallpox in the late 18th century. Edward Jenner, born in mid-18th century England, would eventually become one of the most famous scientists in medical history and the so-named “Father of Immunology.” After observing that cowpox infection seemed to protect humans against smallpox, Jenner inoculated an eight-year-old boy with cowpox matter from a blister on the hand of an English milkmaid. He then repeatedly attempted to “challenge” the cowpox inoculation by exposing the boy to smallpox material—but the boy never fell ill. Jenner had demonstrated smallpox immunization.

  203. Liza says:

    For god’s sake, people. Acute respiratory syndromes, whether severe or mild, are not degenerative diseases (e.g., heart disease, Parkinsonn’s, MS, etc.) They are a cleanout, a reset. Rest, lots of it, + proper nutrition and treatment if necessary will result in feeling better than you did prior to the onset of your symptoms.

    Why anyone would not welcome these symptoms of your body’s attempt to make you healthy through these admittedly uncomfortable discharges escapes me.

    • Agree: Mevashir
    • Replies: @SBaker
  204. Herald says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    Ron apparently finds it hard not to believe the overabundant vaccine propaganda, but Ron publishes Mike Whitney’s knowledgeable articles and so all credit to him there.

    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  205. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bartolo

    Thanks. Deaths definitely up post vax, even sooner than I expected. Give it 5 more years, and it will be obvious, but by then so many will have taken a good ten clot shot doses, probably having irrevocable immunological damage unless the shots are dramatically changed to generate a response to the viral shell instead of spike protein of a single variant.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  206. Ron Unz says:

    Let me add one additional point…

    As I said, I hadn’t paid much attention to the anti-vaxxers, but all the anecdotal horror stories they provided seemed to involve fatal strokes or heart attacks, so I thought it would make sense to check what had happened with those.

    It only took me about 10m to find the data on the Internet and I immediately noticed that the total number of fatal strokes and heart attacks had significantly declined after the vaxxing campaign began in early 2021. Maybe that’s not absolute proof, but I do think it’s a pretty strong empirical argument against the belief that vaxxing has been killing enormous numbers of people.

    Probably many of you disagree, but I think many “normies” would find it quite persuasive. But as far as I can tell, the Establishment pro-vaxxers haven’t emphasized it. Regardless of whether it’s a fair argument or not, doesn’t that prove that they’re totally incompetent?

    And if the Establishment is totally incompetent, doesn’t that also support the theory that America’s gigantic Covid disaster was probably due to such incompetence rather than some diabolical plot to impose totalitarian rule?…

  207. @Capt. Roy Harkness

    I’m in the same shoes here Cpt Roy. The lack of any semblance of reason, and the speed with which the insanity has spread is unprecedented in history. I will never accept this toxic injection, never, I care not what they do to me, they will have to kill me and my family.

  208. Great article Ron nothing like beating those lunatics with an array of facts but the problem is that the Republicans consider it a badge of honor to be unvaxxed – exhibit A ‘pure blood’ Andrew Anglin.

  209. Unz keeps quoting CDC stats!!!! What a moron. Whoever runs this website needs to ban this clown.

  210. Ron,
    It is wonderful that you are slowly pulling your head out of your ass with regard to the dangers of vaccines especially experimental ones such as the Covid “vaccines”. It is stunning that it takes you so long to get to the truth, but thanks to RFK Jr, you’re on your way.

    I’ve realized that you are like an Ent from Tolkien. You take forever to properly make up your mind, but once you do, you’re unstoppable.

    Unz the Ent.

    So we’ll keep pushing on you Ron to keep looking down the right pathways.
    I’d say start with Steve Kirsch and even have a few private conversations with him so we can speed up the Ent process.
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/how-to-verify-for-yourself-that-over
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/yet-another-independent-study-confirms
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/new-big-data-study-of-145-countries
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/unprecedented-deaths-in-indiana-for
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/the-stunning-increase-in-myocarditis

  211. Mevashir says:
    @Capt. Roy Harkness

    Your situation up there is horrible. I suppose Ron would reassure you by saying “We’re all in this together: peons like you and venture capitalist billionaires like me. Anyway why are you complaining about travel restrictions when you can just go out and buy your own airplane and hire your own pilot? LOL!”

    CENSORED COMMENT FROM JONATHAN REVUSKY

    [MORE]

    “The Emperor’s New Clothes — the Ron Unz Remix”

    ————-

    Once upon a time, a land is ruled by a great and good king. The king, being a man of the people, likes to mix with the commoners, and frequently ventures outside the Royal Palace, going out and about to better know first-hand what is going on in his realm.

    All of the official news outlets report on these outings, and they praise the king for his debonair fashion sense. He is always going around in a really classy set of clothes that befit his position.

    Strangely, however, there are these bizarre “conspiracy theories” going around that the king frequently goes out in public stark naked.

    Now enters the story’s hero, the leading intellectual figure of the kingdom, Ron Unz.

    Ron quite sensibly never took these stories of the king’s nudity seriously because all the mainstream establishment always claimed that the king was wearing a fine new set of clothes. Or, at least, he had never heard any of the courtiers say otherwise. If this crazy story were true, at least some of them would come out and say that the king was naked. But none did. Therefore, quite obviously, the king was indeed wearing a spectacular set of clothes each time he appeared in public.

    You see, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Ron reasoned that if four peers of the realm came out and said the king was naked, then he would take the claims of the king’s nudity seriously enough to go look for himself, but until then, he would dismiss it as the unfounded nonsense that it obviously is.

    After thirty years of this, it comes to Unz’s attention that a group of four peers of the realm had been decrying regularly that the king was going about naked. They had been saying this all along! However, Ron had never heard of this because none of his usual information sources ever reported it.

    But this changes everything! Now the kingdom’s leading intellectual, Ron Unz, is on the case! When four peers of the realm (Nobel laureates) say that some dude is naked, then maybe the guy really is naked!

    It does not take too much investigation for Ron to realize that the claims of the Royal Nudity Truth Movement are pretty well founded. Not only is the king going around butt naked, but he has been going about naked for the last 30 years. Ron now turns on a dime and writes a series of articles expressing his surprise and shock at his amazing discovery.

    “I still have to pinch myself when I think that his highness was going around stark naked for the last 30 years, but hey, when four peers of the realm (Nobel laureates) all say as much, a reasonable person must sit up and take notice.”

    So now Ron very publicly endorses and joins the Royal Nudity Truth Movement, where he is acclaimed as a great heroic figure. Well, by most, but there is a minority who look askance at this.

    “I was a member of the Royal Nudity Truth Movement practically from day one. Once I saw that video of the crown jewels swinging around on Youtube, that was it for me. I became a Truther at that very moment.”

    Well, it is true that plenty of people figured out that the king was naked long before Ron did, but that’s not the point. They were not using the correct epistemology. Ron, quite sensibly, simply assumed that the king was clothed. But once it came to his attention that, among the group decrying the king’s nudity, there were four peers of the realm (Nobel laureates) it dawned on Ron that it was entirely possible that the king had been going around naked the whole time.

    “You see, some people just don’t understand the proper intellectual process that one has to go through to figure out that some guy (well, particularly, a king) is not wearing any clothes. They have this crazy idea that some unqualified person could just look for himself and see whether some dude is naked or not. But c’mon, rigorous intellectual pursuits just don’t work like that.”

    And I guess the story ends about there. Not a bad tale. I think it’s better than the Hans Christian Andersson version, don’t you?

  212. Remember – the gover-media also told us serial felon george floyd was a national hero and 14 year vet ashli babbitt was a terrorist and kyle rittenhouse shot 3 BLACK men!!!

  213. Kali says:
    @Vinnyvette

    Kudos to you for calling out the great and mighty Unz.

    Thank you.

    Because you know, he’s smarter than all of us.

    My husband was a member if Mensa back in a previous life with a previous wife. He describes it as a club for high IQ morons. Maybe there’s a correlation between intelligence (or what’s generally accepted as such) and stupidity or (put mo re kindly) myopia.

    Oh but my word, 2 years is a long time!!

    Best wishes,
    Kali.

  214. Why is the highest paid government pos still employed is beyond any conspiracy theory? My guess is, he knows where all the dead bodies lay, who made the virus, and who ordered the bio weapon released.
    That’s the Six Trillion dollar question.

  215. @Anon

    Thanks. Deaths definitely up post vax, even sooner than I expected. Give it 5 more years, and it will be obvious, but by then so many will have taken a good ten clot shot doses, probably having irrevocable immunological damage unless the shots are dramatically changed to generate a response to the viral shell instead of spike protein of a single variant.

    Ah so Judgement Day is being further pushed out?

    First the virus doesn’t exist. Then the vaccines won’t work. Then they work but are poison or contain microchips.

    Now most anti-vaxxers accept that the vaccines work but Judgement Day will be happening soon in months years.

    This is really a terrible conspiracy theory. Technically not even a theory. More like a bunch of contradictory theories that when held together are about as solid as overcooked spaghetti.

    • Replies: @Anon
  216. @Ben the Layabout

    Once they’ve saturated the market for the original jab, they need their own “revenue stream booster” to — what else!? — boost their fading revenue stream. Naturally, that comes in the form of a “new and improved” product. In the case of Covid, it’s either a therapeutic — for example Molnupiravir from Merck at \$700 a dose — or the next new jab, redesigned to work against Omicron.

    It’s all completely predictable, because Big Pharma has “captured” — ie bought — both the Govt — HHS, CDC, NIH, & NIAID — and the media: CNN, “Brought to you by Pfizer”.

    • Replies: @Bombercommand
  217. @Ron Unz

    And if the Establishment is totally incompetent, doesn’t that also support the theory that America’s gigantic Covid disaster was probably due to such incompetence rather than some diabolical plot to impose totalitarian rule?

    There is method to your madness, no doubt about that.

    Stepping back and applying Occam’s Razor to America’s Mini-Me in the South Pacific, however, favors the Globalist lockstep hypothesis. Isolate the Premiers and Chief Health Officers from each of Australia’s states and territories, place them into a petri dish and observe – the conclusion is inescapable, they are all f*cking psycopaths, and to be more particular, axe-wielding homicidal totalitarian psycopaths.

    Dictator Dan is called that for a reason – he has earned his title through the remorseless subjugation of his helpless subjects, bludgeoned, pepper sprayed and machine-gunned into submission on the streets of Melbourne.

    Let’s not forget all those FEMA concentration camps conveniently dotted across the American landscape, and for that matter the numerous Corona Chan concentration camps currently under construction across the Australian continent…

    https://rumble.com/vsgmi8-mass-covid-camps-being-built-concentration-camps-for-the-unvaxxed-down-unde.html

    And let’s not overlook that NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – aside from being a cunningly disguised orgy-promoting transgender – is a card carrying member of Klaus Schwab’s Young Global Leaders program, just like Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merckel and Australia’s Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me five times, it’s time to break out the nooses.

    Last but not least, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich has a lot of experience in international corporate shenanigans, and he says it’s a deliberate plot to depopulate the planet…

    https://rumble.com/vs3h1j-dr.-reiner-fuellmich-update-aussie-interviewer-maria-zeee-the-big-picture.html

    Given his background and specific human resources, my money’s on Reiner.

    • Agree: Alfred, Kali
  218. Mevashir says:
    @Bombercommand

    Didn’t IsraHell implement some kind of financial blackmail scheme against Iceland a few years ago, concerning a certain prime minister who would not toe the Zionist line?

    It’s weird when Ron cites an invisible commenter as some kind of authoritative source. Reminds me of when a pro athlete tosses the ball into the stands to some adulating fan. Maybe people have a blogasm when Ron “likes” their comments?! 😂

  219. @Kali

    Great comment that reflects very accurately what´s going on right now – indeed, harvest of souls. What comes to mountains … I´ve prayed Jesus Christ for decades about salvation from this dystopian nightmare. All this happening now was fairly easy to see coming, after my home-country Finland joined to EU in 1995.

    Don´t underestimate psychological factors in all this madness. Vaccinated people don´t want to hear that possibly they die in the future, because of the side-effects of vaccines. That leads to a massive cognitive dissonance and Stockholm syndrome. Those who try to rely on “facts” don´t understand that they are blinded by those same “facts” they look to.

    I think that this explains why so many also in alt-media joined to the choir of MSM, what comes to COVID.

    • Replies: @Kali
  220. Olivier1973 says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    Did you read the confidential preliminary report by Pfizer?

    https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/5.3.6-postmarketing-experience.pdf

    Table 1: cases (vaccinated): 42,086; Fatal: 1,223; Percent: 2.91%

    USA: covid: cases: 66,089,700; Fatal: 851,092; 1.29%

    A product (no way to call it a vaccine) that is deadlier than the disease!

    Congratulations to the pharmaceutical companies who bribed the politicians of so many countries to accept their product.

    Now it is possible to understand why these companies made contracts discarding them of any responsibility.

    • Replies: @alfa
  221. Covid Deaths and Vaxxing Deaths

    To me this speaks to the various conspiracy theories or ulterior motives for the vaccines such as:

    1. It is driven by profit.

    2. It is a part of the Great Reset designed to usher in social credit scores, vaccine passports and revamp the world economy.

    3. It is part of a depopulation agenda.

    Unfortunately, it’s impossible to rule out any of these theories at this point.

    The last one, which most people would consider least likely, is of particular concern. In this case, the vaccine is (allegedly) designed to kill or disable people over maybe a ten year time line. So by design, we won’t the extent of vaccine fatalities/harm for many years.

    Back to Unz’s article, “Covid Deaths and Vaxxing Deaths.” The Vaxxing Deaths wouldn’t show up in the charts as a sudden blip, but as a ramp up over the next several years.

    Another big concern is that the experimental vaccines have been approved for pregnant women and children. Why would someone do that? It makes no sense whatsoever.

    In fact, it’s psychotic.

  222. Anon62 says:
    @Ron Unz

    And if the Establishment is totally incompetent, doesn’t that also support the theory that America’s gigantic Covid disaster was probably due to such incompetence rather than some diabolical plot to impose totalitarian rule?…

    Your observation may merit an addition to your prior essay on meritocracy.

    If the establishment (taken to include the public sector – Fauci, the acronym agencies, et al – are so demonstrably incompetent, then why are they deserving of such high salaries, and pension plans no longer affordable to the private sector? Why are Americans working so hard to pay for the services of persons so evidently incapable of adequate performance that they are easily mistaken for a “diabolical plot to impose totalitarian rule?”

    Remember, these are the folks running foreign policy, that make decisions as to conflict, that have access to the nuclear codes and triggers. And their level of performance is so execrable that meritocratic, independent, intelligent thinkers such as yourself freely admit to thier level of incompetence. What does this say for the future of America?

    The same group of brain dead appear intent on provoking kinetic conflict in the Donbass and are getting fired up for war with China. Can you imagine the outcome of either of those conflicts? I doubt they will be able to manipulate the death statistics in their favour.

  223. Mevashir says:
    @Ace

    Note that “gain-of-function” is an innocuous sounding euphemism for Extra Lethal, acronym EL or the Jew-God of war death destruction and goyacide. 😘

    • Replies: @Ace
  224. @JimDandy

    “Thanks, once again, Ron …”

    Agreed. I appreciated his nuance. Although I would have liked to see him entertain speculation regarding long-term effects. Based on what I’ve read, and I’m basically an ignoramus when it comes to science, the real damage from these lightly-tested mRNA vaccines will come within a five-to-fifteen year window, mostly in the form of auto-immune disorders leading to general ill-health and shortened life spans.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  225. Truth says:
    @Alfred

    I so detest this “anti-vaxxer” label. I prefer “pro natural health”.

    I agree, or even; “smart-enough-to-realize-that-humans-were-born-with-a-fucking-immune-systemer”

  226. ebear says:

    “Kennedy’s stated position on vaccines seemed rather mild, quite different from the wild fear-mongering so regularly encountered on the Internet”

    Has it ever occurred to you that much of that “wild fear-mongering” is intentional disinformation meant to discredit valid objections to these authoritarian mandates? For example: “the virus doesn’t exist” and “it’s just the flu bro” appear regularly on alt-media sites like Zero Hedge. The term “antivaxer” is another example which intentionally blurs the distinction between traditional vaccines and the current abomination which isn’t a vaccine at all. “Vaccine hesitant” is another attempt to misrepresent public response to medical tyranny, as if anyone with half a brain is hesitant at this point.

    Three things that should have tipped you off that this was anything but a rational response to a pubic health emergency:

    1. The vaccine strategy itself. You cannot vaccinate against a respiratory virus. They mutate too quickly. In pandemic conditions, all a vaccine does is drive mutations that eventually escape the vaccine, as we’re seeing right now. This is not an opinion, it’s Epidemiology 101.

    2. The all out media campaign to deny the effectiveness of early treatment. HCQ and later IVM were constantly demonized in MSM even as empirical and clinical evidence accumulated that proved they work. Doctors were prohibited from using either under threat of losing their licence, even though medical ethics permits the use of “off-label” drugs, particularly when faced with a novel pathogen.

    3. The gene therapy approach (mRNA & DNA) used by all vaccines on offer in the West. No traditional vaccine produced anywhere but China, and Chinese vaccines unapproved in the West.

    There’s plenty more examples, but those three elements alone were enough to raise suspicions that this was either a planned event, or at the very least a planned response, and that neither had anything to do with public health.

    • Replies: @rasputiny
  227. jxh says:

    I liked that article. When I’ve looked at raw statistics, it seems that both sides do a significant amount of cherry picking and extrapolation.

    Sadly a middle ground is not acceptable to either side.

  228. Mark G. says:
    @anyone with a brain

    If ivermectin and HCQ worked but were suppressed that would be very criminal.

    Dr. Brian Tyson and Dr. George Fareed treated seven thousand patients with an early treatment protocol that included ivermectin and HCQ. There were only three deaths overall and no deaths when treatment started within seven days of the onset of the disease. They were both threatened with the loss of their medical licenses for using unapproved treatments. It was this intimidation of doctors and media censorship of information about unapproved treatments that kept these early treatment protocols from being widely adopted. With no early treatments available, patients just had to sit and wait until they couldn’t breathe and could then go in the hospital.

    Ron Unz appears to be taking a rational position here. If we eliminate vaccine mandates and restrictions on treatments, then we can move this out of the realm of politics and into the realm of science. So far these vaccines do appear to do a good job of reducing deaths among older people. If there were no vaccine mandates, it would be likely that most older people would get vaccinated and take other precautions while many younger people would not get vaccinated and lead normal lives. You would have the focused protection suggested by the Great Barrington Declaration.

  229. Mevashir says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Brilliant comment!

    The actual purpose of this website is something quite bizarre, and it has nothing to do with “free speech.”

    I think the purpose is to create a “Talmudic pilpul” approach to conspiracy theories where you are forever running the maze or treadmill of informational overload. Just like in Judaism where you cannot render a legal decision until you have mastered two thousand years of obtuse commentaries including Tannaim Amoraim Geonim Rishonim Acharonim and Poskim. Ron offers a tantalizing glimpse into the bedroom of higher intellectual society and tries to keep us mesmerised so that we never take steps towards concrete effective political mass action.

    Unz Review is a kind of Anger Management psychotherapy group that invites Jew-haters and other malcontents and nonconformists to vent their spleen and spew their venom and then leaves us physically mentally and emotionally exhausted and utterly incapable of changing reality.

    • Thanks: Kali
  230. @Capt. Roy Harkness

    “— and the illnesses and deaths are taking place, largely among “the vaccinated”?

    I know only two people who´ve had covid and both were vaccinated. When I asked my friend why to take vaccine if it don´t protect you, the answer was that because of the vaccine, symptoms were mild. My friend seemed to be grateful to Big Brother because of that.

    How could anyone know are the mild symptoms because of the vaccine or not?

  231. Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist has noted that there was a massive overwhelming of Iceland’s hospitals during their universal vaccine campaign (as common in most countries, a wave of Covid seems to accompany universal vaccination). Initially it appeared that their death rate had dropped (it is a small population with few Covid deaths anyway); however in August they had their highest mortality of 2021! Three Covid deaths. riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/modern-day-censorship/herd-immunity-must-be-achieved-by-transmission-of-the-virus-says-icelands-epidemiologist/
    Thorolfur Guðnason, Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist now says “you cannot vaccinate your way out of this Pandemic”, but rather must allow the virus to spread through the young and healthy (which it largely did during the universal vaccination campaign, although vaccination seems to have adversely affected natural immunity from Covid infection?) I would tend to believe the Icelandic scientist unless Unz’s Icelandic commentator makes better arguments. Of course Thorolfur Guðnason is heavily censored in the US, like so many scientists who have issues with the vaccination campaigns.

    Vaccines generally PREVENT infections. The Western spike protein (S1) vaccines are leaky and very short-acting; they do not prevent nasopharygeal infections (although they protect lungs, important in the Elderly; most Covid deaths globally are over age 80) and they do not prevent transmission. S1 vaccines do not prevent all deaths in the Elderly (30% of Singapore’s deaths were in the VACCINATED during their recent Delta wave; the vaccines were about 90% protective against death; not bad, but nothing like the 99.95% protection Biden lied about on July 21, 2021.)
    Many countries are waking up to both the inadequacies of the S1-vaccines (based on titers of spike protein antibodies ONLY) relative to natural immunity, based on long lasting cellular and mucosal immunity, along with those rapidly fading antibodies to a number of SARS-CoV2 proteins (not just S1). Omicron appears to be a common cold/ mild flu (although still potentially dangerous to the same Vulnerable, the Elderly mostly, who have survived two years of Covid).
    UK news sites are noting that “The current measures, which include work from home guidance, mandatory face masks and use of Covid passports, are due to expire in less than two weeks, and it is expected that the Prime Minister will not renew.” …” former chairman of the Vaccines Taskforce Dr Clive Dix called for an end to mass Covid vaccinations, after saying the Omicron variant is “a relatively mild virus” and to continue vaccinating people again and again is “now a waste of time”.” Dix does recommend focused protection of the Elderly (and those with serious chronic medical conditions). We soon will see if this is truly the Plan, following South Africa’s lead, or just wishful thinking (to distract Boris Johnson’s detractors from “Partygate”). If so, the CDC will lose political control!
    If one is showing US Covid deaths and non-Covid deaths, as Unz cherry-picks here, it is best to use complete data sets. Rice University noted a troubling increase in non-Covid deaths last Fall: news.rice.edu/news/2021/dashboard-displays-troubling-trend-unexplained-deaths
    they set up a visualization tool looking at 13 common causes of deaths (from death certificates) to show which Non-covid deaths are increased (where– by individual states and the US– and when– from January 1, 2020 through January 1, 2022). http://www.covid-excess-mortality.net/
    There are of course lots of speculations as to what the excess US deaths mean (ranging from missed cancer screening to circulatory side effects of the vaccines) and whether they will continue to increase. CDC data are not trustworthy, always out-of-date and often manipulated; both worldometers.info and ourworldindata.org are more up-to-date and less politically biased.

    • Thanks: Anon62
  232. Kali says:
    @Gentile Debtslave

    There is no way on earth that a gentile human would be able to host a website such as this without being threatened with severe consequences within the NATO FIVE EYES intelligence sphere.

    Welcome to Spook Central Mr Gentile Debtslave.

    Cases in point include Mr Christopher Spivey in the UK that was instrumental for a time in revealing high level paedophila within the upper eschelon’s of the British security state.

    Not to mention his seminal work exposing the Lee Rigby nonsense for the fraud it was. A work for which he almost lost his grandson to social services. And lets not forget his delve into the royal family, apropriately called Monsters Inc.

    Good to see him get a mention on this website! (I’m certain you have the attention of the resident spooks already.)

    Fond regards,
    Kali.

  233. To make a profit on only a single Covid death is a tragedy ; to make a profit on a million Covid deaths is a bonanza. With thanks to Stalin.

  234. ebear says:

    “So although I generally support the orthodox narrative on vaccine effectiveness, I do so with some caution. ”

    I’ve had the same amount of time as you’ve had to study the subject, and from your CV and published material I conclude that you are at least as capable as I am. So how can you possibly make that statement?

    Starting in March 2020 I began investigating this subject, concentrating on statements by leading authorities, including background checks for conflicts of interest, followed by intensive review of clinical studies published in leading medical journals. I intentionally avoided the more outrageous claims, focusing exclusively on the pathology of the virus and attempts to defeat it or mitigate its effects.

    My conclusion:

    There’s no way on earth the “orthodox narrative on vaccine effectiveness” can be supported at this point. None whatsoever. They are ineffective, extremely dangerous, and have killed thousands of people in the USA alone. The argument that they reduce symptoms is an argument in a vacuum because effective alternative treatment is being systematically denied, so no actual comparison can be made.

    Furthermore, to ascribe this to bureaucratic incompetence is at this point entirely unsupportable. There’s been an all-out campaign to discredit any alternative to the vaccines that can only be described as a coordinated attack on medical science involving the media, politicians, drug manufacturers and medical authorities. The level of coordination and the consistency of the narrative is far beyond anything that can be ascribed to incompetence. This is being done intentionally and with malice. The only remaining question is by who.

  235. @Korben279

    Thanks.

    …and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) report a staggering 1,033,994 Covid-19 vaccine adverse events (all locations). Ponder that for a moment.

    Something else to ponder is that VAERS is well known to vastly underreport adverse events. Some say 1%, and apologists for the CDC say various things. I tend to go with the lower estimate because I doubt many doctors are willing to take the time and effort to file a report especially if they suspect it would be ignored, or the data downplayed, in any case.

  236. @Fart Blossom

    Yup, and if they had been around back then, every pro-vax volunteer shill here would’ve been spewing about how cigarettes aren’t harmful, indeed are good for you, and anyone who doubts that is an anti-science conspiracy nut. It’s the exact same “human” type, always an indelible cultist of the corporate establishment “science” and “medicine” of the day.

    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  237. Well, we can’t say whether it has anything to do with vaccines, but the sharp “up-tick” in accidents in late 2021 is the thing that jumps out of this graph to me. Something is going on and I doubt we can just attribute it to opioid overdoses or gunshot victims…

  238. Anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:

    All you need to know:
    1) this disease is real but only hospitalizes a small amount of infected and kills an even smaller amount
    2) it kills mainly the elderly and those with other diseases
    3) fatality risk is low for most people under 50
    4) the vaccines are new, miraculously arriving in record time to save us all. They employ new technology, a choice was made to use the spike protein as the antigen, there is no long term safety data.
    5) as of January 10, 2022: 11,225 deaths have been reported to VAERS.
    6) the vaccines are not risk-free. There are known + unknown risks. It may take years for side effects to show up.
    7) There is a unique cost/benefit analysis for every individual regarding whether or not to get vaccinated. This should be an individual choice.
    8) Vaccination does not stop infection, transmission, or mutation. This has been clear since Delta last summer and is even more evident with Omicron. We all get this sooner or later. All these government policies (lockdowns, masking, passports, etc) are little more than delaying tactics.
    9) There are effective treatments. Early treatment is better than late treatment

    10) The danger to the society is that we have engaged in a medical experiment on a massive scale. We have taken a treatable respiratory illness that is only dangerous to a small percentage of the population and traded it for unknown risks from an experimental vaccine (likely to include cardiac issues, possibly cancers and autoimmune issues) to millions of people. Whether this was done out of fear, incompetence, or malevolence is unknown.

    *Omicron will bring this farce to an end soon. We all get this, we all develop immunity, pandemic becomes endemic

  239. Anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    The bigger threat to the population is “Long vaccine”

    Seriously, who knows what side effects from that are going to show up. It’s only been a year and there are already troubling anecdotal stories and new studies showing higher all-cause mortality.

  240. ebear says:

    After reading some of the comments, I have this to say, and let me make this as clear as I possibly can.

    The claim that the vaccines reduce symptoms ignores the 800lb Godzilla in the room, which is:

    The comparison is being made to NO EARLY TREATMENT. A proper comparison would be to early intervention with HCQ, IVM or any of several other early treatments that have been proven effective.

    However, you can’t make that comparison because ALL those treatments are being DENIED.

    It’s like saying seatbelts save lives when your only comparative is cars without seatbelts, while completely denying the effectiveness of airbags even when NOT wearing a seatbelt!

    The logic of “vaccines reduce symptoms” is so flawed that anyone making it should immediately be dismissed, and if they’re closer than 2 meters, should be smacked upside the head for being so stupid.

    • Agree: Marcion
  241. @Anonymous

    The danger to the society is that we have engaged in a medical experiment on a massive scale. We have taken a treatable respiratory illness that is only dangerous to a small percentage of the population and traded it for unknown risks from an experimental vaccine (likely to include cardiac issues, possibly cancers and autoimmune issues) to millions of people. Whether this was done out of fear, incompetence, or malevolence is unknown.

    Agreed.

    It is particularly disturbing (and criminal) that they are forcing the jab on young people who have zero risk of dying from covid.

    And my heart breaks daily as I see clips of young people (and young athletes) dying from the stupid jab when covid itself would have done them no harm.

  242. @Franz

    It’s not that I doubt what the Doc in that video is saying but, it appears to be this guy.
    https://pierreskincare.com/meet-dr-peterson-pierre/in-the-media/
    (Look closely at the nose, eyebrows, head shape, mustache, etc.)

    Seems to be the same guy – he’s a dermatologist. So, is he really qualified to simply claim what these hospital and coroner payments are when he is in no specific position to know?

    • Replies: @Franz
  243. @SZ

    I thank Mr. Unz for the site, we all appreciate what he has created here, and which now we have all helped create, an exciting open forum.

    But my comments are neither immature nor irresponsible, on the contrary, for Mr. Unz to talk about overall mortality without mentioning the mortality caused NOT by covid 19 but by the political and public health reaction to a rather mild disease that 99% survive, is irresponsible.

    You simply cannot mention overall mortality without talking about the political and public health policies of the last two years. Nobody who is really serious is doing that.

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
  244. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:

    Ron does his usual cherry-picking by starting his series of US mortality in 2014. Had he gone back further, say to 2000, he might have noticed something strange starting in 2009. Any guesses as to what that might be (hint: it has nothing to do with Obama, at least not directly)?

  245. nsa says:

    “commenters ranging from the totally deranged to the highly erudite”
    Hey Ron, This is very unkind. Commenters are the children you never had, luckily. Those of us with multiple whore wives, seemingly successful but actually pathetic lives, and numerous offspring ALWAYS spend most of our time and energy on the outlier kiddies…..the black sheep and the cripples.

  246. Richard B says:
    @Commentator Mike

    This is absolutely insane. Insane!

    Sure is.

    But what’s more insane is the elite’s attempt to abolish freedom by renaming the flu.

  247. @Herald

    Agreed.

    I give Ron all the credit in the world for publishing stuff that might not get seen otherwise.

    I just find it unfathomable that Ron can be so completely taken in by stupid propaganda.

    But it is a regrettable fact that most people are.

    • Agree: Richard B, Getaclue
    • Replies: @ebear
  248. Here’s another interesting anecdote for the statistical analysis:



    Video Link
    Still think that ‘Novaxx’ should have taken the Jabovich?

    • LOL: Kiza
  249. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:

    COVID-19 WEEKLY DEATHS PER 100,000 BY AGE GROUP (United States)

    This explains the whole pandemic and why our public response has been so faulty.

    See Slide 6 of 7

    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#demographicsovertime

  250. ebear says:

    Hijacking your body’s own cells to make the same antigen that’s causing the pathology, then expecting everyone’s immune system to respond correctly is not only absurd, it’s completely unethical.

    Likewise, denying natural immunity which is proven to confer longer lasting, broader protection is nothing more than a criminal act, given the proven danger of vaccinating over natural immunity.

    Denying early treatment, when empirical evidence and legitimate clinical trials from over a dozen different countries have proven that it works is, again, a criminal act.

    We’re long past the point where ignorance or an excess of caution can be used as an excuse. Anyone in a position of authority that supports the above narratives is complicit in a crime against humanity.

  251. Patricus says:
    @Cookie Boy

    The half million excess deaths in 2020, just in the US, as reported by Ron Unz, is a statistic that makes me want to agree with Mr. Unz, that is it seems there could have been a pandemic in 2020. In 2021 there was a massive rollout of mRNA vaccines. In some parts of the world up to 90% of the citizens were vaccinated. Despite these efforts another half million died (and then some) in 2021. Darn, it seems there was yet another pandemic in 2021.

    Perhaps these vaccines were utterly ineffective. Wouldn’t there be some reduction of the half million deaths even if the vaccine rollout was gradual and uneven? Apparently there were even more excess deaths in 2021.

    More likely, these death statistics are suspicious in the first place. No one knows if the half million excess deaths in 2020 were related to Covid. And no one knows what caused the 2021 excess deaths. Could it be the number of deaths per year is not necessarily predictable?

    • Agree: Jonathan Revusky
  252. @Kali

    Yeah. And the dilletantishness of his analysis of the virus redounds upon the dilletantishness of this organ’s IQ “analyses”.

  253. @Jeff Davis

    It is called the “Regular Revenue Model”. After initial purchase, the customer has to make regular, endless, payments for the product to continue to work. Openly touted as the New Look in 21st century business. All the smart operators are on board.

  254. Sometimes I think Ron gets his kicks by throwing some “red meat” to the wolves!

  255. Richard B says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    What’s the difference between Mexican cartels and the government?

    One’s approach to organized crime is overt, while the other’s is covert.

    In other words, the Mexican cartels are more honest than the US government.

    But let’s cut to the chase and call this for what it is.

    The anti-Western, anti-democratic, hostile elite is in the process of abolishing freedom forever by renaming the flu. Everything else is just show biz and pseudo-science.

    • Agree: Getaclue, Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @Vidi
  256. @Bombercommand

    …to admit that only 6% of those 150,000 has died FROM covid,

    If accuracy matters (I think it does), more specifically, the CDC cited it as 6% of the Covid-reported deaths had no other known health co-morbidities.

    So, we could imply that Covid complications is what caused that 6% to die but, we don’t even actually know that.

    The overall point being understood, however. Very few people died OF Covid.

    • Thanks: Pierre de Craon
    • Replies: @Bombercommand
    , @Vidi
  257. And what of people with aspirations who have had them crushed by the draconian shutting down of everything?

    Not old men sitting at their basement computer like most of you guys.

    But young musicians and teachers laid off and unable to find work, which is what I know about.

    But also all sorts of other people who were trying to make something of their lives before the crushing of society hit. I’m not talking about the virus. Fuck the virus. I’m talking about the destruction of economy and society wreaked by the Powers That Be, all, by the way, to a man, acting in concert.

    Lives destroyed aborning. This is the legacy of accepting the “orthodox narrative.”

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @gsjackson
  258. Mr. Unz, re your charts and graphs, in a time of universal deceit, skepticism of official stats is prudent.

    “There lies, damned lies, and statistics.” — Twain?

    According to OpenSecrets, “since 1992, KFF has donated 95% to Democratic candidates and causes.”

    And according to Media Bias / Fact Check, Kaiser Family Foundation “source[s] to credible science, .org, and .gov sites.”

    So perhaps their data are sourced to Saint Anthony Fauci himself? Wouldn’t be the first example of data bootstrapping. Remember “mushroom clouds”? Unfortunately, the data may be accurate, but because officials lie to us constantly about everything, I would certainly not stake my life on it.

  259. @Mevashir

    As usual, Mevashir, you offer perceptive observations and articulate them well.

    My sense is you are closer to over-the-target than not.

  260. geokat62 says:
    @ebear

    The only remaining question is by who.

    As my childhood friend Tucan Sam says “Follow your nose, it always knows”

  261. ebear says:
    @Ralph B. Seymour

    I tried to enlist a friend and colleague in my research efforts which began in March 2020. This is someone I’ve known and worked with for 40 years. No dice. Every piece of scientific information I presented, no matter how convincing, he tried to defeat, and when he couldn’t he either ignored it or attacked my character. I’ve since stopped talking to him and I doubt our friendship will ever recover. I ascribe his response to fear (he’s 72 and has health issues) and denial that he made a bad choice through a) trust in authority, and b) lack of his own proper investigation.

    This is a shortcoming I’ve found in many otherwise intelligent people. They tend to resist evidence of the failure of their own established beliefs. This is what Thomas Kuhn warned about in “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” – essential reading for anyone attempting to do genuine scientific research, not to mention just being honest in accepting their own limitations.

    • Replies: @Herald
  262. @JR Foley

    ANY health-worker who speaks out against the mass hysteria will be silenced, of course, threatened, then, if recalcitrant, sacked. This is full-blown fascism and thought control that even the Nazis would have envied.

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  263. Getaclue says:
    @Franz

    My Godson’s wife has immune problems and went to the Hospital — they knew it WASN’T COVID going in — in the Hospital they performed 3 tests for Covid — including anti-bodies…– NEGATIVE – NO COVID.

    On discharge a week later he notices she was diagnosed as having COVID. He confronted the MDs and they said “it looked like it so we decided to diagnose it….” — this is the level of lying going on by FauciMDs — I have an MD friend who has told me it is like they are all brainwashed cultists — it’s frightening — reason/logic is no longer allowed in the narrative of the Covidian Cultists — they are also, of course, well compensated for doing all of this by those on top driving this NWO Agenda….

    • Replies: @Franz
    , @Alfred
  264. @Bill

    The lock-downs, the delay of medical treatment and the gene therapy shots explain the excess deaths, plus the chimaeric virus unleashed by the USA, which is quite dangerous to some groups, particularly as the medical Mafias have ruthlessly suppressed early treatments like HCQ, IVM, Vitamin D supplementation, nasal lavages etc, in a deliberate act of mass murder. ‘First, DO harm’.

    • Agree: acementhead
  265. JimDandy says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Yeah, me too. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., senior research scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is popping up all over the place warning that COVID shots could cause ‘crippling’ neurodegenerative disease in young people.

    I’ve read quite a bit about the potential dangers of these vaccines, but to be honest I made my mind up after reading a very articulate comment here on Unz shortly before they became available. The commenter wrote about how the spike prions from the jab spread throughout the entire body, cross the blood brain barrier, and can trigger neurodegenerative disease. I thought to myself, “Welp, statistically-speaking, the chances of me dying of-from Covid are remote, so that settles it–I’m not getting vaccinated. I’m going to take a wait-and-see approach–a lengthy wait-and-see approach.”

    I’d think about that comment from time to time, admitting to myself that the commenter could have been a total crank. More and more, though, credentialed folks are eponymously echoing his warning.

    https://jamesfetzer.org/2022/01/sars-cov-2-vaccines-and-neurodegenerative-disease/

    “An even more worrisome possibility is that these vaccines, both the mRNA vaccines and the DNA vector vaccines, may be a pathway to crippling disease sometime in the future. Through the prion-like action of the spike protein, we will likely see an alarming increase in several major neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, CKD, ALS and Alzheimer’s, and these diseases will show up with increasing prevalence among younger and younger populations, in years to come. Unfortunately, we won’t know whether the vaccines caused this increase, because there will usually be a long time separation between the vaccination event and the disease diagnosis. Very convenient for the vaccine manufacturers, who stand to make huge profits off of our misfortunes — both from the sale of the vaccines themselves and from the large medical cost of treating all these debilitating diseases.”

    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
  266. @anyone with a brain

    If RFK Jr. (and no doubt others) are correct, there is all the proof one needs that existing drugs, often generic and in use for decades (e.g. the (in) famous HCQ, Ivermectin, but also others) were deliberately suppressed, even in the first month of knowledge of Covid-19, much less widespread publicity about it. Since this is pretty much common knowledge among us “kooks” at least, why am I responding? Because you called this “very criminal.” Utterly unethical, certainly. Keeping lifesaving drugs off the market, possibly costing hundreds of thousands of lives, presumably so that highly-profitable experimental drugs that powerful people have vested interests in promoting (including Federal government employees and agencies!) — morally indefensible? Absolutely. An unspeakable abrogation of medical ethics? Sure appears that way.

    But the really, really frightening thing is that all — or at least nearly all, allowing for some illegality somewhere — may well have been perfectly within the law. This is confirmation, writ large, of the old saying “The real crime isn’t what is illegal, but what is legal.”

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @lydia
  267. Dumbo says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    It has nothing to do with the vaccine, fool (vaccination rates are similar to other European countries such as Germany, that went berserk with crazy rules).

    Sweden, until recently (this is changing a bit with “Omicron”, which, funnily enough, is no worse than a sore throat) had no insane reactions like other countries locking down their own population, and so they had a lower mortality.

    The vaccine? Take it if you want, by all means, and die, but leave other people free to choose.

    By the way, being in favour of freedom of choice is not being “anti-vaxxer”. The ones forcing people are the “pro-vaxxers”. Fuck you.

  268. @Ron Unz

    Well, if you found the data on the Internet, then of course it must be true.

    The problem here is that in a time of universal deceit, when officials lie to us constantly, shamelessly, and remorselessly, about everything, even seemingly forthright data from established sources on mortality and causes is suspect. According to Media Bias / Fact Check, Kaiser Family Foundation, the source of charts in your article, “source[s] to credible science, .org, and .gov sites.” Theirs is not primary research, so might their data be sourced to the WHO, CDC or perhaps to Saint Anthony Fauci himself. Do you fully trust that?

    • Agree: Dystopian
  269. @Ron Unz

    Cherry-picking is always persuasive. That doesn’t make it true.

    Excess hospitalizations among vaxxed are way up in Quebec and Alberta.

    Israel, too.

    Maybe not more persuasive, but not cherry-picked.

    And the “unorthodox narrative” is just getting started.

    The fact that all, every single one, of the world’s leaders, is in airtight lockstep on this deal, should give you pause when you say the tyranny’s just a big mistake. Ask the Aborigines about mistakes.

  270. Dumbo says:

    A few facts:

    a) “Covid” did not kill as many people as we were told, and “Omicron” is basically a joke. Lots of “cases” (what does it mean?), but for most people it’s no worse than a sore throat. Also, I’m not convinced “Covid” (Delta) is the same as “Omicron” (completely different symptoms for the same disease?)

    b) Since the vaccination campaign started, there has been quite a few cases of relatively young people dying from heart attacks or “heart related conditions” they never knew they had. Was this always a thing? Not that I remember. Is it the vaxx? Well, how can we know, if they won’t ever say anything bad about the vaxx?

    c) If you ignore “Covid” and the whole hysteria, it doesn’t exist. If you are lucky enough to live in an isolated place where there are no “lockdowns”, “mask mandates” or “vaccine passports”, it is a non-issue, really. So it is OBVIOUS that this whole thing was created to sell two things we had never heard about before: mRNA vaccines, and vaccine passports.

    d) I repeat: this is about mRNA vaccines (which will be used for lots of things, not just vaccines) and vaccine passports (which will eventually transform into a a general health digital ID)

    • Agree: Flying Dutchman, Alfred
    • Replies: @for-the-record
  271. JimDandy says:
    @JimDandy

    I forgot to add what logically seems like might have been a big contributor to excess deaths during the period of lockdowns and Covid fear:

    *People not going to the doctor or getting medical tests/treatments/surgeries for other potentially-fatal ailments.

  272. @Altai

    Post-viral Syndromes are rife, then viruses can have long term consequences, like shingles after chicken-pox, SSPE after measles, encephalitis lethargica after the Kansas ‘flu etc. EBV can manifest as infectious mononucleosis, which can become chronic, Burkitt’s lymphoma, numerous other lymphomas, naso-pharyngeal cancers in southern Chinese populations etc. SARS CoV2, having been carefully crafted by the US military scientific complex, will have numerous unpleasant surprises. Already there are observations of it causing exacerbations of latent viral infections, of cancers previously in remission and more speculative forebodings of possible implications in prion diseases.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  273. @cranc

    Agreed. Points for humor to cranc for “seceded from reality.” What an apt description for the eldritch fate that has befallen legacy media.

    As for Mr. Unz’s style, yes on the topics of Covid-19, and especially the “vaccines,” he has been taken to task by readers for his apparent nonchalance. I read some of his unrelated work. Somewhere he makes a good case for how to introduce a touchy topic. Somewhat different from what you describe, Unz says a good method is to start with bland, uncontroversial views on a broad topic, and then gradually move forward into the dodgy bits. Perhaps he’s done this with the vaxxes: His opening bid, as it were, was basically “I took the jabs and get my news from establishment sources. What’s the big fuss?” His guest columnists and even more so, the unruly commenters like here, take the arguments here, there and everywhere. Okay, well, we’re still working on the rational development of arguments, perhaps, but we’ve got a big committee working on it!

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
  274. The author makes what seem to be valid points, but he’s presenting an incomplete picture:

    1. He doesn’t discuss VAERS at all.
    2. He doesn’t address the fact that the 2020 COVID death figure of 345,323 is completely bogus, based, as it is, on the flawed PCR “test” and further inflated by corrupt government incentives for hospitals to over-report and over-treat (often to death) alleged COVID patients (https://www.bitchute.com/video/rzcEVrVaA9jY/).
    3. According to the CDC chart, the difference between 2020 and 2019 total deaths is 503,976, which, subtracting the supposed 345,323 from COVID, still leaves an unusually-high difference between the two years of 184,265. He makes no mention of that. I mean, what caused it?
    4. He doesn’t emphasize how small the alleged COVD death figure, inflated as it is (see #2 above), pales in comparison to death from heart disease and cancer, about which no fuss is being made, nor does he compare the alleged number of death from COVID to deaths from other pandemics in history, especially as a percentage of the population.
    5. In 2019, 70,630 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States; in 2020, the figure was 32% higher at over 93,000. That should place it just below diabetes on the CDC chart, but it’s not there. What other significant causes of deaths are omitted from the chart?

    The central point of his article is that the difference in total deaths between 2020 and 2019 is unusually high, which the author implies is largely due to COVID. Sure, but it also could be due to the lethal death stare of a nuclear space bunny floating around in the Van Allen belt. . . there’s about as much evidence for that as there is for a highly-lethal virus.

    Bottom line: The increase of 503,976 between 2019 and 2020, if accurate (these are CDC numbers, after all), is unusual, but the burden of explaining it does not fall upon the COVID skeptic, especially given the five points above.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  275. meamjojo says:
    @JR Foley

    ICU’s are over-subscribed because the standard Covid treatment protocol in the USA for an incoming Covid patient with any breathing problems is to intubate them, which requires they be housed in the ICU unit.

    If they would allow Covid patients to be treated with Ivermectin, it would help a great many and keep them out of the ICU. But that isn’t an accepted “protocol”. Hospitals would rather watch the patient die than try anything and everything, including Ivermectin. This is how fearful they are of having their funding cut off by the government.

  276. This is a really good data analysis. However, it’s only as good as the data itself. And that probably needs to be drilled into more.

    For example, the all-cause mortality data should ideally be broken down by age, which would presumably show that Covid is “just the flu bro” for people under 50. Likewise, if the vax is a miracle drug for avoiding death, it should be a relatively easy task to compare the all-cause mortality for each age group pre and post vax (and that should be first shot).

    These records surely exist in the relevant medical databases. Why don’t they make all this anonymized data public record and let the data analysts crowdsource the truth?

    Instead, they censor, manipulate and spin the data (e.g., deaths “with” vs. “because of covid,” different standards for vaxx death vs. covid death, counting the vaxxed as unvaxxed for the first 14 or 30 days after their shot). Etc., Etc.

    When the truth could be easily shown from available evidence but an advocate refuses to put it forth and instead dissembles and censors, it’s fair to draw an inference that they are lying. This massive crisis of elite credibility is killing this country.

  277. @Wokechoke

    I bestow upon you the Hyperbole Award. I couldn’t find a 2020 figure, but if it hasn’t changed much from 2010’s, you are discussing about 7% of the entire population. Now, nobody is denying that the aged, especially the very aged are the primary victims of Covid-19, but then they are the primary victims of most common respiratory and chronic disease.

    We can make assumptions about how many people have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. We are discussing an extremely infectious virus, two years into a worldwide pandemic. Virtually anyone who can be exposed to it probably has been by now.

    Thus, is Covid-19 were “lethal” to everyone over 80, we should be losing a lot more than 0.9% of the population, which is the approximate annual death rate here. Even allowing for a 50% rise in “excess deaths,” which I don’t think anyone is claiming, that would still far far short of culling that 7%. I haven’t looked up deaths by age for Covid-19, but I know from earlier research that the annual “official” deaths is about 0.16% of total population. So assuming all of them were 85+, that would be 0.16/7 which is a rather tiny fraction of the geezers.

    So please, enjoy your award, and make up a good story to tell your friends!

  278. @gsjackson

    I just skip over his covid articles now and go straight to the comments, where invariably solid, useful information is to be found.

    Agree, but going through the article first gives the context for the discussions following.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  279. @Peter Akuleyev

    And Sweden has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe

    False.

    Malta, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Iceland, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, France, Austria, Norway, Germany, Spain, Finland, Cyrpus and Netherlands have higher vaccination rates than Sweden.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/1196071/covid-19-vaccination-rate-in-europe-by-country/

    What distinguishes Sweden is not an exceptionally high vaccination rate, but that it is the European country that had the least “hysteric” reaction of the European countries to covid — primary schools for example were never closed, never subject to masking or “social distancing”. And yet, fatalities among primary school students were zero, infection rates among teachers no higher than the population as a whole.

    • Thanks: Miro23
  280. meamjojo says:
    @Alfred

    I so detest this “anti-vaxxer” label. I prefer “pro natural health”.

    I prefer “pure blooded”. Suggest referring to all unvaxxed people as ‘pure bloods’ or ‘pure blooded’ in MSM comments. This should peeve off many of the vaxxed! [lol]

    • Agree: Old Brown Fool
    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Flying Dutchman
  281. Greg S. says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron Unz, your cited data source for 2021 is a joke. Some random online statistics website with no data breakdown at all?

    1. Does your sourced 2021 data include EVERY SINGLE DEATH in America in 2021? I highly doubt it, it takes time for all these deaths to be properly categorized and noted from every backwater district.

    2. Where are the “unclassified” deaths in the 2021 data? Not every death has a cause attributed to it.

    3. What exactly is a “COVID-19” death? We all know that most, if not all, COVID-19 deaths also had other co-morbidities and perhaps could have been put into other categories. So adding a new “COVID-19” category can be considered a way of hiding deaths from other categories, or in other words, a way of hiding vaccine deaths and/or excess heart attacks and strokes into a new category.

    So your entire argument is built upon a foundation of sand.

    In the end, it will prove to be virtually impossible to prove who is dying “of COVID” and who is dying of vaccine side effects by looking at high level statistics like this. You are spinning in circles trying to avoid looking at the elephants in the room, right behind you.

    • Agree: Mevashir, Marcion
  282. meamjojo says:
    @A little boy in the crowd

    What you are missing is that now that Pfizer’s CoVax shot has been FDA approved, it is not longer under EUA rules. The approved CoVax shot ‘COMIRNATY’ has/had no legal protections in the USA until the children’s vax were approved due to, as usual, some language stuck in an old law. Here’s a post that discusses it.
    ———
    Here’s the real reason Comirnaty is not available
    It’s all about liability. It will magically become available when the vaccine for children is fully approved, not before.
    Steve Kirsch
    Nov 3, 2021

    The reason Comirnaty isn’t available is because those shots would expose the company to liability since the fully-licensed product doesn’t have the liability waiver of the EUA product.

    But once the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved in kids, then Pfizer gets liability waiver on all age groups due to a “feature” in federal law for child vaccines (NCVIA). At that time, they are done. They can market the COVID vaccine products under full approval for all age groups and face no liability when it kills or disables you.

    This is why they are focused on the kids. This is why there is a reformulation at a 1/3 dose and they changed the buffer and the storage conditions (low temperatures not required). All of these will weaken the protection, but result in a safer vaccine (since it is ineffective).

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/heres-the-real-reason-comirnaty-is

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @David B
  283. rasputiny says:
    @ebear

    For example: “the virus doesn’t exist” and “it’s just the flu bro” appear regularly on alt-media sites like Zero Hedge.

    Thank you for calling out the tiresome disinfo trolls, esp. on Zero Hedge. There are also more than a few anti-vax public figures who manage to trigger scorn on a regular basis. There are more trolls and controlled opposition than Mr. Unz might suspect.

    Or is it possible that he knows exactly what role these people have been assigned, and his role is to be simply shocked at all this unseemly fear-mongering!

    • Troll: meamjojo
    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
    , @Kali
  284. ZG says:

    Concept of “Hard evidence” is not just “ truth and nothing but the truth” . It looks like Statistics are basis for the concept of Hard evidence.
    Who is manufacturing statistics that costs lot of money? Is that entity (entities) benevolent, trust worthy, without Personal interests ? Like an angel !
    I doubt.
    I doubt entire concept of “Hard evidence”. Is Doubt in official concept “ conspiracy “?
    So, what is left for the simple man like me. Gift of intuition that I can combine with search for evidence (hard or soft) that
    Make me still free.

  285. @Alfred

    What about that data shown in graphs for Texas and Alaska in the article:

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/01/14/vaccines-and-the-science-of-misinformation/

    someone mentioned here? Sure the vaccine is not doing what it was supposed to, preventing illness, hospitalisation and death, but according to those data it seems to offer some/considerable protection compared to the unvaccinated. Have you looked at those graphs?

    • Replies: @geokat62
  286. Mevashir says:
    @Fart Blossom

    Many years ago I read a book by a Jewish public health expert in the United States who admitted that the Germans were far ahead of the Americans in acknowledging the dangers of smoking. As far back as the early 20th century German doctors and scientists knew of the link between smoking and lung cancer and other illnesses. To their great credit, the Nazis promoted good health practices for German society and particularly discouraged pregnant German women from smoking.

    This is a good example of how socialism can take into account social policy objectives for the benefit of society where capitalism would prioritize the profit-making of private corporations to the detriment of society at large.

    (I’m sure that kike neocon Ben Shapiro would spin it exactly the opposite, calmly explaining that social priorities for the mass of society are unethical and detrimental to freedom Liberty and whatever other bogus ideologies he can throw in.)

    America today suffers under what I called cancer capitalism, the incredibly foolish notion that unlimited growth is possible and that obscenely disproportionate wage differentials between elites and common workers is socially sustainable. Like cancer that greedily consumes a body’s resources until it along with the rest of the body dies, so too does the behavior of America’s cancer capitalist elites drive us all to common destruction.

  287. Mevashir says:
    @meamjojo

    Great idea. Maybe call all the people who get the gene jab injection rejections.

  288. barankai says:

    I’m wondering you would reset your numbers after taking a few critical factors into account: 1 Harvard-Pilgrim 2 MGB Mass General Brigham 3 Spike protein’s long term harm especially w boosters 4 graphene-oxide like in the previous point. Furthermore, the harm done must not be limited to death (mortality) but generally worsened health status measured by life expectancy or especially morbidity. For comparison, one has to discount the reported C19 deaths as well: mislabelling n deadly treatments vs drLevy, Zelenko, Marik etc. protocols. Sorry to say but after months you’re still not seeing the forest for the tree…

  289. geokat62 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    … but according to those data it seems to offer some/considerable protection compared to the unvaccinated.

    According to ebear’s comment up thread (see comment #252), “claim[ing] that the vaccines reduce symptoms ignores the 800lb Godzilla in the room.”

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  290. @The Real World

    Thank you TRW, you have made an important distinction and distinctions always matter. The next question is, how many of that 6% were put on a ventilator and remdesivir? Answer: likely 100%.

  291. WJ says:

    The virus is real and has caused death but the excess death number is noisy data. It doesn’t represent increased deaths that could be related to covid (ie., suicide, delayed cancer diagnosis, etc) but not from covid. Could be a small number but I don’t know. A more interesting data point will be mortality rates over five years. I suspect the mortality rate will drop significantly over that span since the oldest and most vulnerable have been killed by covid.

    The Trump “was caught flatfooted” was foolish nonsense. You could say that about much of Europe and it’s leaders. Biden admitted it last week when he mumbled that there is no federal government solution to this problem

  292. @Ron Unz

    I’m generally in favor of the “incompetence explanation” myself, but I can’t help but think that an unprecedented drop in fatal cardiovascular disease is more rather than less suspicious.

    From the VAERS data alone, the mere existence of adverse cardiovascular reactions (in any amount) can only add to the trend of a regular yearly increase in the number of cardiovascular deaths.

    The most reasonable interpretation for even a mild skeptic would be that deaths “from CoVid” are obscuring “with CoVid” deaths from heart attack and stroke.

  293. Lysias says:
    @Mevashir

    Tobacco was much more important to the U.S. economy than to the German. Cigarette ads were as important to the early U.S. TV industry as pharmacy ads now. The American Revolution was financed to a large extent from tobacco revenues.

    • Agree: Emslander
    • Replies: @Emslander
  294. George says:

    Hunting for an Icelandic site I found an Irish site:

    Vaccine Safety Updates and Communications
    http://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medicines/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-communications

  295. Very good analysis. I appreciate the work and effort.

  296. @Darb

    I appreciate how Rancourt’s report looks intensely at myriad factors. It is more like a bank of spotlights compared to Unz’s sputtering taillight that looks for one change and assumes it can have only one cause.

    Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.

    The anti-vaxxers and flu hoaxers (?) might annoy Unz, but what is this ~200 IQ knuckle-dragging about anyway? Before he distances himself further from RFK Jr. and the central thrust of his book, The Real Anthony Fauci, it behooves Mr. Unz to pour over chapter 12, Germ Games. Using his classic mode of transparency in personal learning evolution, how has Unz settled on being unpersuaded?

    Is there no evidence something like a White Coat Mafia has captured our public health regulatory agencies? Could this be happening without the help of mass media? Has the CIA and military been intimately involved in these pandemic simulations? Why is Judish Miller such a familiar name? Is Bill Gates in bed with Fauci, or not, and why is “vaccinate” the only word dripping from the corners of the mouths? And let us not forget the lab leak theory and Unz’s Neocon bio attack against China theory both imply crimes using GMOs. Why did that disappear off the radar screen along with Ray Epps?

    I really wish Unz would get out of his bathrobe, lace up his shoes and kick some ass. How about a little word on the mathematical impossibility of eradicating Covid and the inanity of vaccine passports when the vaccines leak so terribly? Or how about a word on Dr. McCullough’s estimate that ~80% of the declared Covid deaths in USA were preventable had early treatment been more ardently advocated? Even if that is only half true, that is dynamite. What about the way hundreds of millions of children around the world had the continuity of the education disrupted for a year or more? Sweden proved that was largely unnecessary. Furthermore, Sweden had no excess deaths in 2020. Go figure. But do not look to American Pravda for such answers or insights.

    Defenders of informed consent can go fish in the cesspool along the Anti-vaxxers. To Unz, Mr. Staid all of a sudden, same same.

    • Agree: Emslander
    • Thanks: Marcion
  297. MGB says:

    Tedious. Unz has no special insight, and only a belated interest, but his most oft quoted source is himself. This is a special brand of narcissism. Nice of him to take time away from re-reading his high school essays to lecture both sides. Dinh got it right.

  298. I’d like to see a comparison of Covid deaths in the 5 years age range 48–52 unvaccinated with the 5 years age range 88–92 unvaccinated.

    I don’t think there would be co-morbidities in 90-year-olds.

  299. Ann K. says:
    @SZ

    In a way, it’s a moot point. We will know the consequences in the next 12-24 months.

  300. Mevashir says:
    @Gentile Debtslave

    I would say that Unz is an unlimited hangout full spectrum maximum chutzpah in your face fck everyone agent of Jewish power intimidation.

    • Replies: @Miggle
  301. Anonymous[419] • Disclaimer says:
    @JR Foley

    I’ve done the full gamut, from seeing the mildly symptomatic Covid positives discharged home from the Emergency Department to the ones admitted to the floors and ultimately the ones sent to the ICU.

    Covid is unquestionably “real.” It is true I am no better positioned to attest to the veracity of PCR and antigen tests than any layman sitting at home given that between us ordering the test in clinical practice and getting the result is the Magic Black Box of the process itself to which we have no visibility as clinicians. Nevertheless, since early 2020 the hospital I personally work at has been inundated with a huge volume of patients presenting with a very clearly demarcated constellation of physical findings, a phenomenon consistent with the existence of a massive pandemic.

    We have never had such a huge inflow of traffic presenting with hypoxic respiratory failure and unique and impressive x ray findings until the publicly recognized start of the pandemic and the stated arrival of Covid 19. It’s real, and logically speaking whether it truly is a novel Coronavirus or “just” an especially virulent subtype of the influenza or other existing viral disease is just semantics. The thing does what it does, regardless of who calls it what.

    Now for the vaxx. Like with anything in life, it has its risks and benefits. Without belaboring the point, if you are a fat sick 65 year old, Covid poses a real risk to your health. In fact, this risk is so high that it most likely greatly outweighs the known and unknown risks of the vaccine. My own first hand experience aligns with what is now the prevailing internet wisdom: the vaccine does hardly anything to prevent you from contracting covid, but all else being equal the high risk vaccinated have an easier time of it than the high risk unvaccinated once they do catch it.

    It’s with the young and healthy that the calculus starts going haywire. The reason I say this is because we know absolutely nothing about the long term effects of the vaccine, and anyone who makes the claim that there cannot possibly be any long term effects because “that’s just not how vaccines work” is either ignorant or disingenuous. Let’s look at just the two most obvious ways:

    1. The utilization of nucleic acids, which have never been used on this scale or in this manner before. The adenovirus vector vaccines are actually the more worrisome here, as they inject a DNA plasmid directly inside the nucleus. The idea is that this plasmid hangs out inside the nucleus, separate from the cell’s own DNA and is translated to make the spike protein which triggers the immune response. Ok great…but how long is it going to hang around there being actively expressed and what effects will it have if the answer is a long time? Even more concerning is that adenovirus vectors have been used to deliver DNA in prior clinical trials and most of these trials have had to be stopped because of cancer induction a few years into the trial. The issue is that the DNA injected into the nucleus by a viral vector can integrate into the host DNA either via the viral machinery of the vector or even spontaneously by DNA sections called transposons. They say they now have “better” viral vectors that “should” avoid this risk but given these vaccines were thrown together in less than a year and tested for a total of just a few months there is no evidence to dismiss the concern this current attempt at using viral vectors won’t result in unwitting participants developing leukemias on the timescale of 2-5 years from now as has been the pattern in previous attempts to use viral vectors.

    MRNA has it’s own pitfalls. It is highly immunogenic, which is why it has to be coated in lipid nanoparticles for it to survive long enough to enter the cell cytoplasm to be translated into the spike protein antigen. Immunology is fiendishly complex and our understanding of it poor, but there are theories that mrna can induce auto-immunity. Autoimmune diseases take years to develop and there are already worrying case reports of scleroderma, raynaud’s phenomenon, and other conditions arising “in temporal association” with the mrna vaxx. It’s by no means a smoking gun, but as I said, these conditions typically take years to develop when they arise spontanously, and who is to say what repeated injections of foreign mrna in quantities the immune system would never encounter via natural means might do over time.

    2. The spike protein itself is pathogenic. I think this audience is already well aware of this aspect of things so I will not waste too many words on it here, other than to say we already have pretty credible mechanisms by which the spike on its own can trigger complement mediated inflammation leading to coagulopathies.

  302. Really cannot tell anything from the current data, it will take a few years before all numbers of deaths from around the world are in place, you will find aging Western nations with poor food choices do particularly bad in any health event, young demographic nations will ask “what pandemic?”

    I’m afraid this is a “pandemic” of the rich Western nations because the West says so and the definition of pandemic just isn’t what it use to be.

    But the main reason this scamdemic is a problem is because the boomers are the one’s dying in high numbers, and they are the chosen one’s and everyone else must suffer with them!

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
    , @geokat62
  303. Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic, something very different from the claims of the Flu Hoaxers.

    There is no evidence whatsoever that “covid” rather than the “vaccines” and the many medical and social ills related to the lockdowns are the cause of the extra deaths, assuming the figure is accurate in the first place. Given that the regime lies about how many deaths are from “covid” as opposed to other causes, about election results, about the inflation rate, and about every other number with the potential to threaten their political power, there is no reason to trust them to report the total number of deaths nationwide accurately.

    Regardless, it’s impossible that Ron Unz fails to realize his argument is a textbook example of “post hoc ergo propter hoc” fallacy. Why he’s engaged in deception I don’t know, but there is no other reasonable way to interpret his conduct.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  304. Mr. Anon says:
    @meamjojo

    The reason Comirnaty isn’t available is because those shots would expose the company to liability since the fully-licensed product doesn’t have the liability waiver of the EUA product.

    Even then I’m not sure the pharma companies would be liable. The vaccines are deemed to be pandemic counter-measures and therefore fall under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP):

    https://www.hrsa.gov/cicp

    This is a specially set-up government kangaroo court that seldom if ever pays claims. Even when it does, the amount is limited, and it comes out of the government’s pocket, not Pfizer’s, Moderna’s, or J&J’s.

    The CICP applies to any pandemic countermeasure identified by the government, not just vaccines. That includes treatments like Remdesivir and Ventillators. If you want to know why hospitals keep putting people on Remdesivir and ventillation – this is one reason why (protecting the narrative is obviously another). Hospitals can blow out people’s kidneys with Remdesivir and kill people left and right on the Vent, and they aren’t subject to liability. Plus, under the CARES act, they get a bonus from the Feds. However, if they give you Ivermectic, which is not covered under the CICP, they could be sued.

    They don’t care about saving lives. That’s really not what medicine is about anymore.

    You’d almost suspect that the whole system was designed to:

    1.) Create a narrative in which vaccines are the only answer

    2.) Shield pharma and hospitals from any liability

    3.) Kill off a bunch of old people.

  305. Herald says:
    @ebear

    Indeed, it will be very hard to convince people who have volunteered for the Covid “poison death shots” that they have made a dreadfully wrong decision. That’s human nature of course, though there are some high profile vaccine sinners who have regretted their rashness and have subsequently repented. Two high profile examples are Robert Malone and Steve Kirsch, both of whom will never take another Covid shot.

  306. @Cookie Boy

    The covid scam has nothing to do with “boomers,” you idiot douche.

    The WEF has nothing to do with boomers.

    • Replies: @Lysias
  307. Anonymous[965] • Disclaimer says:

    Mr. Unz:

    Consider this. Every four years the U.S. has a presidential election with “record voter turnout.”
    Because there are more voters!

    Similarly, death counts cannot make sense for year on year comparisons unless they are presented in the form “deaths per hundred thousand.” It’s like saying “adjusted for inflation” when talking about a currency.

    There are simply more people around to die. Simply.

    • Replies: @Ben the Layabout
  308. @Bill

    While it’s true that hospitals get bonus payments for treating COVID patients, that doesn’t explain the large increase in total mortality.

    You’re quite right, of course. But this is by no means the first bit of evidence that calls into question the bona fides of the dealer and points to the adulterated character of the cards he is dealing.

    Virtually everyone who hasn’t been preoccupied during the past two years with oboe practice or defending the Talmud from attacks by people who are able to read words on a page must have seen by now that the absence of even marginal differences of opinion in the pronouncements of the Great, the Wise, and the Powerful runs contrary to the entirety of prior human experience.

    Surely the point has been reached where one must choose between (1) entertaining genuinely radical doubt about literally every claim made by the (((Establishment)))* and (2) joining Steve Sailer and his following of conformist, willingly gullible sycophants, whose devotion to a false god whom they misname Science** now manifests itself in replying even to an implicit question about some trivial aspect of the covid hoax with sneers, sarcasm, and absolutely nothing else.
    __________________
    *I mean precisely the sort of radical doubt that I heard Mary McCarthy express back in 1981, when she said of Lillian Hellman, “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’” Substitute Anthony Fauci for Lillian Hellman and “he” for “she” in the quote, and one has opened a window onto the fresh air of truth.

    **This is despite the fact that probably no more than 1 percent of them comprehend genuine science well enough to know the difference between wiring in parallel and wiring in series!

    • LOL: Emslander
    • Replies: @geokat62
  309. Ron is obviously avery smart man , so how does he miss the obvious. Nothing has changed concerning the survivability of covid19 which if left untreated remains at .9973. A flawed test was used to drive the numbers. Some say as high as 85% false positive. The hospital treatment protocol for patients diagnosed with covid who have breathing difficulties is: ventilator +remdesivir+medazelam. Literally a death sentence. That protocol drives the death numbers. Attorney Tom Renz, using Medicade statistics, has discovered evidence of over 45k vaccinated Americans who died shortly after the roll out of the vaccines. He is suing the CDC and others in Federal Court. It hasn’t been tossed out, so is he on to something?
    A recent Germam study of atheletes suddenly collapsing, with mamy dying, is easy to find. It is also easy to find the video of a Pfizer CEO saying this is not a vaccine but an operating system, like Windows. Something is rotten. I suggest Mr. Unz to look into Dr. Dave Martin and Catherine Austin Fitts and their opinion on what this is all about.

  310. @Anonymous

    I could not understand the logic of mRNA vaccines (if they can be called vaccines); the publicly available data says, it will teach the body cells to produce the spike protein, and the immune system will train on it. Now, my simplest doubts are,

    1. Won’t the immune system attack the cells that produce the spike protein?

    2. How do the cells know how much spike protein to produce, and when to stop.

    What if the heart tissues start producing this spike protein, and the immune system attacks those tissues?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @meamjojo
  311. gsjackson says:
    @obwandiyag

    It’s not like this ever went unnoticed. A lot of us were saying as soon as April, 2020 that the economy of small businesses would be destroyed, and what is left of the culture of personal interaction (at least of the face-to-face variety) would be extinguished. I can’t imagine having been a young person over the last two years, and seeing your future ripped away.

  312. geokat62 says:
    @Cookie Boy

    … and the definition of pandemic just isn’t what it use to be.

    The definition of pandemic was updated in 2009.

    Excerpt from, The Swine Flu Panic of 2009:

    According to the regulations, phase 6 becomes effective when a new virus is spreading uncontrollably in several regions of the world. The regulations say nothing about the severity of the disease.

    In fact, the vast majority of experts on epidemics automatically associate the term “pandemic” with truly aggressive viruses. On the WHO Web site, the answer to the question “What is a pandemic?” included mention of “an enormous number of deaths and cases of the disease” — until May 4, 2009. That was when a CNN reporter pointed out the discrepancy between this description and the generally mild course of the swine flu. The language was promptly removed…

    The situation on June 11, 2009 did not correspond with these descriptions. Critics were already asking derisively whether the WHO had any plans to declare the latest outbreak of the common cold a pandemic. “Sometimes some of us think that WHO stands for World Hysteria Organization,” says Richard Schabas, the former chief medical officer for Canada’s Ontario Province.

    https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/reconstruction-of-a-mass-hysteria-the-swine-flu-panic-of-2009-a-682613-amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

  313. so much that is could be said —-

    but just one fact-based observation here: say you know 20 people who are vulnerable to heart disease, but who are almost certain to live another year, but then all 20 are abused by their government for the first time in their lives, and one in 20 goes from 3 drinks a day to 7 drinks a day and dies.
    EXCESS MORTALITY OF 5 % PERCENT IN THAT GROUP.

    IT MUST BE THE WUHAN RESPIRATORY VIRUS !!!!! OR THE VAX!

    Disentangle that without being dishonest.

    If you understand what I am saying, take a look at the mortality rates in the former Soviet Union northern cities from 1989-1999, when people were abandoned by a government that they had trusted. After you have done that, get back to me with your deductions from overall death rates in 2021.

    • Thanks: Emil Nikola Richard
  314. geokat62 says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”

    lol!

  315. Lysias says:
    @Robert Dolan

    The scam has everything to do with boomers. The people behind it want to kill off as many people making claims on Social Security and Medicare as possible.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  316. gsjackson says:
    @DevilAdvocate

    Ron writes the same article on covid every time, always proclaiming his intellectual virginity and remaining pure of mind in the face of “crackpot” temptresses trying to get his cherry. It’s old hat almost two years on, and everybody knows the context within which they’re commenting.

    • Agree: Fart Blossom, Kali
    • Replies: @DevilAdvocate
  317. There are very few inmates inside the more comfortable neighborhoods of the industrial “first world”, probably only 5-20% of the population at best, who are psychologically and emotionally strong enough to take in the complete Satanic horror, lies, violence and death being set loose upon the world by Western officialdom on Covid without losing their mind or retreating into a drug-addled stupor or other escape/dysfunction. It is an awareness and existential terror I would not wish upon my worst enemy, but at the same time it is the truth, and therefore the only constructive way forward.

    Most people clearly just want to sit back and read the normie lullabies being peddled in the NYT or by some stiff-necked clown like that contemptuous dolt on the ABC evening news. While ignoring the concentration camps and deaths/injuries and destruction of open discussion and basic civil liberties which were routine only a few years ago.

    “If you ever wondered whether or not you would have complied in 1930s Germany, well now you know” -Unknown (from a protest sign image)

  318. Nancy says:
    @2stateshmustate

    Yes, and here’s Fauci, in July 2020, confirming that over 36 cycles, the PCR test is useless at detecting a real infectious agent… see minute 4:20. So why did the WHO et al protocols prescribe 40 cycle threshold in their PCR testing protocols?

    https://www.countryhomesteadliving.com/diatomaceous-earth-benefits-safety/#:~:text=Another%20internet%20claim%20made%20for%20Diatomaceous%20Earth%20is,system%20because%20magnesium%20supplements%20can%20decrease%20urinary%20infections

    Did we ever know, or anyone ever ask, what CT was being used in all these ‘cases,’ detected by the PCR test? I heard nothing on MSM.

    • Replies: @FrankK
    , @S0S
  319. @Flying Dutchman

    You nailed it. That’s exactly why I posted it. Thanks.

  320. Not Raul says:
    @Franz

    There’s a hospital near me where I was actually TOLD that if they write COVID on a Death Certificate they get a bonus.

    Is there any evidence strong enough to present in court under oath, or is this just hearsay?

    • Replies: @Franz
  321. @Mevashir

    Thank you for that info! Cancer capitalism is certainly an accurate way to characterize it.

  322. @Lysias

    Killing boomers might be an added plus but I don’t think that is the primary goal behind the plandemic.

  323. Avianthro says:

    A couple of weeks ago I made a quick look at some stats. Please check me on this:

    For the USA…

    World in Data shows there were ~ 19385 total excess deaths for the month of Aug 2021.
    CDC says (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailydeaths) that during that week there were an average of ~ 1523 COVID deaths per day…~10600 for the week.

    So, what caused the nearly 9000 (19385 -10600) non-covid excess deaths if it wasn’t COVID?? That’s nearly as many non-covid excess deaths as there were supposed covid deaths.

    Also, I have been checking the following CDC page at least once a week for the past 3-4 months:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/mortality-dashboard.htm#

    This so-called “dashboard” hasn’t been updated from Q1 of 2021 during all the time I’ve been checking on it. Here we should be able to see the CDC’s own breakdown of deaths by cause updated quarterly. Where are all the updates post the initial vax campaign??

  324. g wiltek says:

    Ron, mate.
    You have saddled the wrong horse.
    It’ll never make the journey!

  325. Miggle says: • Website
    @Mevashir

    I’d say you’re a troll, Levi Mevashir.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  326. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson

    No John Johnson.

    I had the alpha variant (right before it hit China) and thought it was the 2nd worst flu of my life (the one in 09 was worse). The strange purple foot sores I had were a symptom of alpha Covid as I later found out. I just got omicron this November. It as a bad cold, with aches but no fever or the tremendous weakness of alpha Covid which was really tough.

    Covid is very real and binds to the ACE-2 receptor. It was bioengineered by Ecohealth Alliance employees (Peter Dazack) as funded by NIH under the direction of Anthony Fauci (after Obama told Fauci to cease funding gain-of-function escapades).

    The full spike protein generates an immune response and some unlucky people will see the immune response at ACE-2 receptor sites on organ walls (like the heart) all over the body. Most won’t, hopefully. Autoimmune diseases suck man. I have one (celiac). I want them to come out with a safer vaccine. All three companies are doing the same approach (full alpha variant s-shaped spike protein manufactured by your RNA that will bind with ACE-2 and then get bombarded with killer cells). There are better ways being looked at. There are therapeutic approaches until then.

    I’m not a nut, generally a cautious type guy. The spike proteins made in response to the shots gather in unusual numbers in testes and ovaries. Some unlucky folks will see a low grade immune response at these sites that persists, probably causing infertility over time. Most won’t. Pericarditis, myocarditis, and blood platelet aggregation in small capillaries. I’m not anti-vaccine, but am anti These vaccines.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  327. windship says:

    George Calhoun at Forbes is still trying to pry into the secret box of Chinese mortality statistics :

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgecalhoun/2022/01/17/chinas-manipulation-of-covid-data--the-two-smoking-guns/

    • Replies: @Marcion
    , @meamjojo
  328. @Greg S.

    As Gentile Debtslave (#124) said as much: while I admire what Unz provides here, I’m apparently not the only one that has opined that what we have here is very likely a honeypot presumably for intelligence ends. I have few illusions about how the real world works. Even for a wealthy Jew, it is inconceivable that Unz would not have been “cancelled” out of existence for the hot topics his website treats. “They” are welcome to “collect” me; I take no steps to be anonymous here (other than a pseudonym, as at most sites.) For me, the probability that various governments maintain a file on me and my apparent politics is a price to pay for the quality of articles and discourse found here, of a value very rarely found on the net.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  329. @Bill

    ‘that doesn’t explain the large increase in total mortality.’

    That assumes that the 500k increase is accurate….after all this number is from the CDC and we know that Rochelle and her massive government bureaucracy is so honest, accurate and above reproach…right?

  330. @mulga mumblebrain

    The vaccines cause the prions, not the disease.

  331. @Anthony Angelo

    I’m slowly coming around to the deaths being, at the very least, a ghastly side effect of: (1) discouragement or outright banning of preventive (early) treatments because they would cut into profits of (2) highly profitable (to big pharma, private investors and Federal agencies and their employees who fund as well as reap profits from their use) enjoying (3) de-facto monopoly markets due to “emergency use authorization” which also confers (4) absolute immunity to any liability for anything that goes wrong in their use. (5) Big Medicine loves these EUA products for most of the above reasons, but with the kicker that they receive guaranteed payouts from Uncle Same for every Covid-19 hospitalization or death. Put yourself in a doctor’s or administrator’s position: Sure, treating patients early on with repurposed inexpensive drugs may be effective, but it risks blowback from the regulators; even if it works, it exposes us to lawsuits because it’s an unapproved treatment, and worst of all, it is very low profit and you’re asking us to forego what the government wants, which is a guaranteed high payoff with zero liability. Sure, it may be a bit more risky to the patients, but what do you expect us to do, slit our own wrists?

    Whether deliberately intended or not I will leave for others to decide. But when you look at the incentives and strictures under which hospitals have been guided, incentivized, nay coerced to treat severe Covid-19 patients, it does start to look like legalized euthanasia for profit. Feel free to weaken any argument I’ve made above. I would love to be proven wrong.

  332. @Ray Caruso

    “The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

    “We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

    OneAmerica is a \$100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

    Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

    “And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

    “Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.””

    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/what-if-the-largest-experiment-on

    • Agree: Ray Caruso
  333. Marcion says:
    @windship

    In Asian countries, the goal is to present causalities as being very low, so as to keep your job.

    In Western countries, the goal is to present casualties as being very high, so as to keep your job.

  334. @salience

    Believing “The Expose” as providing reliable information about the pandemic is, roughly, to equate “The National Enquirer”, “The Onion” or “The Babylon Bee” as reputable sources for world news. 🤣

    • Replies: @Ace
  335. Chester says:

    Enjoy your gene therapy. When the therapy is complete, your immune system will be unable to produce key antibodies to fight off covid (see: “original antigenic sin”)

    Now your covid is like malaria, a chronic condition with nasty, sometimes fatal flare-ups (see: “cytokine storms”)

    The only treatment is injections of the antibodies you can no longer produce. You will pay or do ANYTHING for these injections, they are the only thing that stops the pain. Now the government/pharmaceutical/banker complex owns you for life.

    The blood clotting and subsequent organ damage is merely a side effect of your gene therapy. (see: “cerebral microemboli”)

    Anyone dumb enough to inject themselves with an experimental vaccine that permits breakthrough infections deserves everything their going to get.

    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  336. @Anon

    Virologists disagree with the lab leak theory.

    “This progenitor genome differs from genomes of the first coronaviruses sampled in China by three variants, implying that none of the earliest patients represent the index case or gave rise to all the human infections. However, multiple coronavirus infections in China and the United States harbored the progenitor genetic fingerprint in January 2020 and later, suggesting that the progenitor was spreading worldwide months before and after the first reported cases of COVID-19 in China. Mutations of the progenitor and its offshoots have produced many dominant coronavirus strains that have spread episodically over time.”

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33942847/

    • Thanks: Intelligent Dasein
  337. Alister says:

    Actual death numbers should not come from the CDCor any government agency as they are prowl to manipulation. What needs to be looked at is numbers from funeral homes and cemeteries….as well as sales of caskets and cremations. These will give real and accurate deaths…..

  338. @Alfred

    To summarize:
    people doubly vaccinated against Covid-19 are 6 times more likely than the non-vaccinated to be hospitalized and 13 times more likely to be placed in an intensive care unit.

    Alfred, may I remind you that KenR replied

    What am I missing here? The data you cite seems to counter your own claims.

    Similar replies were posted by Wizard of Oz and checkers, and I share their concern.
    Surely you owe us either an explanation or an apology, especially since six other responses to your post seem to have taken your damning summary at face value.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  339. Sisifo says:

    Deaths in Queensland yesterday (as declared by the health minister:
    7 all double vaccinated.

    Deaths in NSW yesterday (as declared by the health minister:
    36, of which 33 at least double vaccinated, 3 unvaccinated.

    Those fucking anti vaxxers don’t want to die!

  340. lydia says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Dr Malone is wolf in sheeps clothing Jesus warned that the deception would be so great that the elect would be deceived if the days not shortened

    https://www.unite4truth.com/post/mass-formation-psychosis-dr-malone-sells-who-test-treat-next-phase-covid-plan-under-hero-s-guise

    Mass Formation Psychosis, Dr Robert Malone Sells WHO/Gates Test & Treat Next Phase Covid Plan

    What is RelCoVax, the Covid-19 Vaccine Dr Robert Malone pitched at Summit in 2021? Nothing Good.
    ————–
    The plan is not working and will not succeed, and the doubling down on policies doomed to failure due to mass public resistance is not a mark of strength. It is a sign of pending failure and simply having no place left to go.

    But, if you think dynasty world controllers moved forward with this Covid plan without multiple levels of controlled opposition and layers of information control in the medical, political, and alternative media community, in place, I have a safe Covid-19 vaccine I would like to sell you.

    Dr Malone and the rest of the physicians, politicians, ‘alternative’ media selling Covid-19 pharmaceuticals & testing in lieu of compulsory vaccines and passport to further drive and maintain pandemic control and profit are just the next latest co-opt effort by the trillionaire controllers. Plan B.

    The ‘cure’ for Covid-19 is exposure of the mass medical fraud public health officials, medical community leadership and policies makers have implemented in manufacturing Covid-19 cases through fraudulent testing and attribution standards and falsely representing Sars CoV2 as responsible for a new group of generic cluster symptoms based on genomic sequences which predate 2020 and clinically invalidated ‘isolation’ studies.

    • Agree: Kali
    • Troll: mulga mumblebrain, Kiza
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  341. Ace says:
    @Mevashir

    I’m not sure about the acronym line of analysis. It’s demonstrably recondite and better to avoid giving enemies easy opportunities to disparage sound points developed. There are also many hands that were busy with the research and development.

    Your point about the use of an innocuous term is right on the money. “Gain of function” slides easily by until you ask in what universe a sane person or group says “Let’s develop a way more lethal or injurious pathogen and play around with it in the event that an enemy microbiologist makes the exact same modification.” That’s with a virus too which, last I heard, isn’t exactly controllable once it gets loose. And that’s on top of the woefully inadequate isolation practices of the Batlab. What could go wrong?

    If chemical weapons are your thing, I get that ever more lethality is one desirable goal. However, even sarin and Novichok nerve agents are guaranteed to dissipate or degrade after release. Live agents run a different course. Dr. Frankenstein, call y’all’s office.

  342. lydia says:
    @Ben the Layabout

    Here are the Unite4Truth articles with all source links on the safety data and risks associated with Ivermectin & Hydroxychloroquine:

    Bill Gates, History of Pesticides as Medicine in Africa, & Red Flag Ivermectin Nanoparticle Study

    Hydroxychloroquine/Plaquenil As Covid-19 Treatment? Extensive & Severe Side Effects Documented

    To give a brief summary of what is documented in the above articles, Ivermectin is a fourth generation drug utilized in the African River Blindness program to ostensibly treat Onchocerciasis, a skin itching disorder which was NEVER associated associated with blindness until after the West came in with DTT spraying and pharmaceutical drugs which INDUCED blindness in the 40s.

    Ivermectin also induces neurotoxic and ocular side effects (this is documented by the drugs package insert and studies which long predate Covid-19).

    Ivermectin is a drug from the avermectin family with properties associated with decrease sperm count and Gates funded research into the use of Ivermectin includes augmentation with Fluvoxamine which potentiates (enhances) this harmful effect on male fertility (all documented in above article).

    All the drugs utilized in the African River Blindness program correlate to serious fertility risks as extensively documented in the original blog article.

    https://www.unite4truth.com/post/mass-formation-psychosis-dr-malone-sells-who-test-treat-next-phase-covid-plan-under-hero-s-guise

  343. Ron Unz says:
    @Ben the Layabout

    while I admire what Unz provides here, I’m apparently not the only one that has opined that what we have here is very likely a honeypot presumably for intelligence ends. I have few illusions about how the real world works. Even for a wealthy Jew, it is inconceivable that Unz would not have been “cancelled” out of existence for the hot topics his website treats.

    I sometimes see comments like this, and I don’t exactly know what to make of them.

    As anyone can easily check, I’ve been involved in a wide range of sometimes high-profile public policy issues for nearly thirty years. Here’s a page providing some of that background information, including quite a number of major media profiles:

    https://www.unz.com/masthead/#who-is-ron-unz

    Are you claiming that I spent decades doing all those other things merely to create a “legend” so that I could eventually establish a website aimed at luring anonymous commenters into making controversial remarks on the Internet?

    Or are you claiming that I’m a different “Ron Unz”? Maybe the real “Ron Unz” was kidnapped by the Reptilians so that they could launch this website under his name and pretend he was writing all these controversial articles.

    I’m genuinely puzzled…

  344. This author believes that CDC would belch out valid numbers.

    Nigerian please.

  345. Truth says:
    @Ron Unz

    Maybe the real “Ron Unz” was kidnapped by the Reptilians…

    Well Old Sport, it wouldn’t be unprecedented. I mean, this guy’s behavior has been odd recently also.

  346. @ebear

    This is being done intentionally and with malice.

    Exactly.

    The only remaining question is by who.

    Apparently it’s the same people who plotted and carried out 9/11; i.e., the cult of devil-worshiping, demon-possessed, theistic Satanists that run the U.S. “government” (and of course their puppets holding high political offices) – who’re waging a spiritual war against all humanity.

    But there’s another question: Why? What exactly are they trying to accomplish with covid-19?

    Apparently we’re dealing with madmen here, so trying to figure this out seems like trying to figure out what Jeffrey Dahmer was going to do with all the heads in the refrigerator.

    As I see it, in addition to things like identifying troublemakers, growing the police state, culling useless eaters, etc., there is probably a spiritual dimension to this madness – something unfathomable to the average person – e.g. a blood sacrifice to Satan, and/or coercing masses of people to do something against their better judgment, thereby causing them to give worth to evil (i.e. worship Satan, and Satan’s agent in the physical realm – the first beast of Rev 13), etc.

  347. @Nate D.

    Good post Nate,

    Happy that you have “street smarts” and “common sense.” They are very important attributes which are sorely lacking in todays world.

    All the university degrees in the world from even the most prestigious schools can’t teach you “street smarts or common sense.” The vast majority of MDs, PHDs, Scientists and Journalists(Media personalities) are academic dweebs who possess little common sense, street smarts or wisdom.

  348. After wasting many hours of my life on the vaccination debate someone finally spotted the gorilla in the room for me:

    #56 Diversity Heretic says:

    Why are there no reports of significant excess deaths among the unvaxxed as opposed to the vaxxed?

    [“excess” unnecessary]

    #139 Mihilus says:

    The vaccine: To show if vaccine is beneficial to the population this is the most important statistics: take one million vaccinated and one million unvaccinated. Count how many of each group dies in next month. Why is nobody doing this?

    Ring Ring Ring: We finally have a winner! Let me explain.

    The debate is not about Covid. It is about getting vaccinated or not. Forget about excess deaths, co-morbidities, under/overreported, from Covid/with Covid, evil cabal, and all the myriad of other confusing controversial data. In fact, forget about Covid. The only relevance that Covid has in the enquiry is that it is a Covid vaccine – not whether it helps against Covid. All that matters is who die most, the Covid vaccinated or unvaccinated, no matter what the cause or combination of causes of death.
    The stats for that are some of the most reliable and obtainable: There are data banks about who got vaccinated, and there is clear proof of death of both vaccinated and unvaccinated from their death certificates, regardless of cause of death. The cause of death is quite irrelevant, as is most of the debate about vaccination.
    For example, suppose that within a time period after the shot, all Covid vaccinated would be totally free from any Covid symptoms, but all died within a month from heart attack, while during the same period half of the unvaxed died of stroke but with no other deaths, then the vaccination will be twice as lethal as no vaccination. It is totally irrelevant for the vaccination debate to bring Covid or any other diseases or murky side issues into the debate. Whichever of the two groups’ morbidity is least wins the debate – no matter what diseases or factors cause such deaths. Such morbidity can be determined very simply: If whenever after having the shot a person dies, whether immediately or whenever later, such death serves as a comparison against those who are unvaxed for the same period and circumstances.
    It is not only difficult to compare Sweden’s Covid with Uganda’s regarding the vax debate, it is also useless, since their people, and circumstances differ. Even comparing Sweden’s one period of Covid with Sweden’s another period is trivial: It is obvious that a death rate is variable and proves little. But by comparing two groups of vaxed and unvaxed within similar circumstances of people, place and time, it is possible to determine which group is percentage wise more moribund, regardless of the causes of death. The results can enable one to decide whether in such community one should be vaccinated, and it could well be that the vaccination results may vary between communities, even to the degree that vaccination may be positive in one and negative in another, or even for periods of time. It is noteworthy that if there is no significant difference in outcome between the two groups it simply means that the targeted disease or its cure is insignificant.
    At present the vaccination debate hopelessly entangles itself in disputes and reams of data on multiple diseases and their relatedness to each other and to death. One should narrow the investigation to purely the vaccine and death, both more determinable and important than any of the other variables. So what if the shot gives you a mild rash or Covid makes food tasteless? It is death that we are worried about and that everybody is arguing about. And it is the shot that everybody is worried about and is arguing about. So, reduce the debate and proof to the essentials: The shot and death. For the same period and the same people in the same circumstances – who died more? Who had a higher death percentage: those with or without the shot?
    The rest is distracting inconclusive noise.

  349. Anonymous[343] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    1. Won’t the immune system attack the cells that produce the spike protein?

    2. How do the cells know how much spike protein to produce, and when to stop.

    What if the heart tissues start producing this spike protein, and the immune system attacks those tissues?

    I’m not an immunologist so just know that my understanding is high level at best. The answer to your first question is that the immune system does in fact attack the cells that produce the spike protein, which is the reason the site of injection has pain and inflammation. That in itself is not terribly concerning assuming the vaccine material remains localized to the deltoid muscle and does not go systemic. If it were to go systemic and the spike protein was to be expressed by sensitive tissues like the kidney, nerves and heart, the consequences could be disastrous and irreversible. Kidney damage and often end stage renal disease is a fairly common sequela to various infections, from strep throat and the common cold to HIV and hepatitis and is driven by a dysregulated immune response. The immune system is scary shit and not infrequently reacts badly even to the natural pathogens it has evolved to fight, let alone a newly created synthetic concoction like the covid vaccines.

    I’m not sure that there are currently any studies that investigate the propagation of the Covid mrna injections throughout the body. I was able to find such a study from 2019 for an (obviously) unrelated mrna vaccine which is somewhat reassuring in that it found mrna material left the intramuscular injection site but did not spread beyond the nearest draining lymph nodes to enter downstream organs or the circulation. With that said, the properties of that 2019 mrna inoculation are almost certainly completely different, especially in terms of their protective nanoparticle coating that I would imagine would be the main driver for or against systemic migration.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-019-0399-y

    As to your second question, in theory at least the mrna will be fairly rapidly broken down after entering the cell cytoplasm and leaving its protective coating, since as I said before, mrna is highly immunogenic. It will survive for a matter of several hours to a few days and during that time actively express the spike proteins, and no further spike proteins will be made after it is naturally degraded in the cytoplasm. The durability and duration of the spike protein itself is a completely different question, and so far I have found the “fact check” dismissals of the potential for vaccine induced spike proteins to be harmful to be very unconvincing at best.

    • Thanks: Old Brown Fool
    • Replies: @CJ
  350. anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:

    Excess deaths for the US are very unevenly distributed. If an especially deadly virus were spreading, we would expect to see fairly consistent excess deaths everywhere, but we don’t. In my county we actually had FEWER all-cause deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Boy, that’s some virus!

    • Agree: Ralph B. Seymour
  351. Ron Unz says:
    @Dumb4asterisks

    The vaccine: To show if vaccine is beneficial to the population this is the most important statistics: take one million vaccinated and one million unvaccinated. Count how many of each group dies in next month. Why is nobody doing this?

    Isn’t that exactly what these charts from Texas and Alaska purportedly show?

    They were contained in the CounterPunch article:

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/01/14/vaccines-and-the-science-of-misinformation/

    I haven’t tried to confirm their accuracy, but they’re supposedly based upon official Texas and Alaska statistics, with the governments of both states being in the anti-vaxxer camp.

  352. @Anonymous

    Well, yes and no. Take a look at Florida’s all-cause deaths. This is absolute counts; they don’t have up to date per-capita data yet. Use the link below, and de-select “residence county.” Our population grows 1% yearly, perhaps a bit more. But a 25% jump since 2019? I don’t think so.

    https://www.flhealthcharts.gov/FLQUERY_New/Death/Count

  353. @Chester

    “Anyone dumb enough to inject themselves with an experimental vaccine that permits breakthrough infections deserves everything their going to get.”

    I totally disagree….this is heartless.

    The Jmedia lies 24/7 and many people are not aware of the other sources of news and info.

    I have an older friend who is overweight and fearful of covid and got the jab.
    I have a lady friend who supports her elderly mother and got the jab to protect her mom.
    These are not stupid or evil people.

    The Jmedia created the hysteria so it’s hard to blame citizens for being trusting.

    The people I want to see harmed are the globalist elites that engineered the plandemic to rob humanity of freedom.

    And the idiots designing bio-weapons should all be shot.

  354. @Anonymous

    You wrote:

    Omicron will bring this farce to an end soon. We all get this, we all develop immunity, pandemic becomes endemic

    Well, that’s how it should work in theory.

    However, that doesn’t suit the depopulation narrative that’s been planned for us.

    As booster shots are administered every few months and vaccine adverse effects and deaths pile up, the Powers-that-Be will blame this on yet another new variant or mutation – like the hybrid ‘Deltacron’ that got some airplay in recent weeks.

    Then, when the vaccine deaths really start mounting, they’ll say that a variant called MEGA-TRON is on the loose and that, instead of 3-monthly boosters, you’ll need to take them weekly.

    The ruling elite have a lot of time and resources invested in this scamdemic so you can be sure they’re not going to let it fizzle out until their cataclysmic agenda is accomplished.

    • Replies: @Jiminy
  355. @Dumb4asterisks

    I believe that no long-term population cohort study, over decades, has ever compared the mortality and morbidity of people either ‘fully’ vaccinated from infancy in the ever increasing numbers of vaccines, partially vaccinated, vaccinated at later life, either adult, adolescent or in childhood rather than infancy or completely unvaccinated. It would be most interesting, but will NEVER be allowed to be undertaken.

    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
  356. @lydia

    Which BigPharma operation pays your tab, troll?

  357. @lydia

    Admit I haven’t (and don’t have time) to verify the studies, but I will side with RFK Jr. on this issue. Drugs in widespread use for many decades (HCQ dates to 1950s, Ivervectin a few decades newer) worldwide, billions of doses, and suddenly in 2020 there is a concerted effort to withdraw these, either from OTC in some nations, or even available by Rx in others? They were suddenly discovered to be risky? RFK covers the bogus studies commissioned to discredit these as Covid-19 therapies. They were the regulatory version of media “hit piece” journalism. The Pharma – Medical – Regulatory complex is corrupt through and through.

    I’m assuming your study is one of those from the 2020 onward era.

    Even if HCQ, Ivermectin and other “repurposed” drugs were, in fact, ineffective or dangerous for some reason with Covid-19, it is still ethically inexcusable for governments to deny physicians and their patients the option to try those treatments. Two years into the pandemic, to my knowledge, there is still no formally approved or even recommended early treatment for Covid-19. Doesn’t that seem the least bit odd for an international health emergency upon which trillions of dollars has been spent, emergency powers used, rights abridged, etc.?

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  358. g wiltek says:

    One joker in that pack of cards, is the definition of vaxxed or not.!
    You can get your vax and yet, you will only count as waxxed 14 days after shot two which could be months later, or 28 days after the single shot.
    People that get ill, maybe even from the vaccine, will count as unvaxxed if it happens in this period.
    Think that through! The vaccine can kill you, and you will be counted as unvaxxed.

    Talking about an ace up your sleeve.

    When/If that needle has penetrated your skin, should be the start of your grouping.

    We are dealing with calculated deception and criminality.

    • Agree: Marcion, Thor Walhovd
  359. @lydia

    One visits ‘unite4truth’ and there is NO information as to who they are. A BigPharma cut-out operating as if it is an extreme anti-everything ‘religious’ nutter site, and smearing Malone, BigPharma and the ‘fact-checkers’ great priority at present. And just who are YOU, ‘lydia’? The tattooed lady?

  360. eudion2 says:

    >You’ll notice that the numbers are fairly steady until 2020 when they suddenly jumped by well over 500,000.

    >If I didn’t know any better, I’d almost think that America had been struck by a dangerous disease epidemic that year.

    In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster forced the evacuation of 100,000 people from their homes. Approximately 500 of them died from the stress of being forced to abandon their homes and the fear of an invisible killer lurking in the air.

    So what about a pandemic that lasts for months, where people are declared to be infected with a deadly disease based on a test that produces fifty percent false positives, where frail and elderly people are isolated from friends and family, where they are denied common treatments such as ivermectin and HCQ, and placed instead on lung-damaging ventilators and given toxic experimental drugs such as Remdesivir?

    It seems to me that would cause an even greater proportion of the population to succumb to stress than what occurred at Fukushima in 2011.

    Nonetheless, a straightforward extrapolation is that if the evacuation of 100,000 persons from Fukushima could cause 500 deaths from stress, that is .5%, then subjecting a population of 330 million to months on end of pandemic hysteria would cause 1.6 million deaths.

    Isn’t it curious that such a deadly pandemic has produced a death toll that is far lower than what you would expect from a campaign of incessant mass hysteria? The Spanish Flu, the bubonic plague — they didn’t limit their numbers to how many people would just plain die of stress. They vastly exceeded the projected stress count. Covid does not. It is consistent with the death toll one would expect by a massive attempt at scaring the population literally to death for months on end.

    The real question is, how come so few Americans died of from the all-pervasive pandemic of stress created by the government and mass media. Well, maybe the answer is because a sizable proportion of us are resistant to death from stress precisely because we don’t believe the pandemic is real. You can be sarcastic all you want, but the fact remains, we live. And compared to the vaccinated, we seem to be thriving too.

    • Agree: Kali, Truth Vigilante
  361. @Ron Unz

    As the incompetence of the Establishment—more often than not, in the person of its BIPOC employees—is something that most adults have experienced in one form or another, it frequently functions as a tactic of first resort for the agents of said Establishment to explain away all sorts of malfeasances. Specifically, it functions as an explanation that generally manages to serve the interest of the perpetrators of those malfeasances by getting people to shrug their shoulders in grumpy resignation (“I guess there’s nothing that we can do about it”) rather than pick at the husk to get a look at what is going on beneath the surface.

    Put otherwise, any appeal to the Establishment’s incompetence in the present hoax environment is a red herring. I refer Ron Unz or anyone else who is still unfamiliar with the Planet Lockdown videos to seek out in particular the 2020 interview with Catherine Austin Fitts. The links she reveals that connect the BLM insurrection, the covid hoax, and history’s most massive fire-sale-type transfer of prime-market real estate from middle-class business people to the (((Super Rich)))—whom Mrs. Fitts tags with the collective moniker Mr. Global—are of the sort that, once seen, cannot be unseen.

  362. @Ron Unz

    Sir, with all respect for your work and craftsmanship (you have created one of the most ergonomic comment sections on the net), your site isa honeypot — certainly not because of your ill will, but because it is one of the last spaces on the internet known to me where free discussion is possible. This is bound to garner unwelcome attention.

    Thus, even without breaching your security, anyone willing to look seriously will be able to identify commentators by analysing and comparing language – or, even easier, by just analysing traffic patterns. I am certain your site makes most unwanted lists.

    People need to be aware that free internet in “public institutions” has its dangers.

    • Agree: Ben the Layabout
    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    , @Emslander
  363. Vidi says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Bill wrote:

    While it’s true that hospitals get bonus payments for treating COVID patients, that doesn’t explain the large increase in total mortality.

    I agree. I want to expand on that. Regardless of the cause mentioned on the death certificate, the fact is that more than 500,000 Americans died in 2020 than in 2019.

    This was before the vaccines became available, so you can’t blame the excess deaths on them. So why did over half a million extra people die? From watching too much TV due to lockdowns? From eating too few Big Macs, thanks again to lockdowns? From not breathing enough engine exhaust, thanks once more to lockdowns?

    No. When people were dying with “ground glass” lungs, I’d say Covid was the likely cause of the extra deaths.

    Intelligent Dasein wrote:

    I’ll grant you that, but the miniscule risk posed by a Covid-19 infection in individual cases does not explain the large increase in total mortality, either.

    Why do you say that? An extra 500,000 deaths is less than 0.16% of the American population of 320 million; this is quite consistent with the widely reported fatality rates of less than 1% for Covid.

    Before anyone jumps up saying that a 0.16% risk of death per year from Covid is low, allow me to say that is the risk for current variants. There is no guarantee that newer variants will be mild: the second wave of the 1918 Flu was many times deadlier than the first (link). More people (50 million) died from the 1918 pandemic than from the fighting in World War I. By refusing to be vaccinated, the anti-vaxxers are selfishly risking this — or worse — not only for themselves but also for the rest of the world.

  364. @Ron Unz

    I see in the top graph the legend states fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, are partial vaccinated not counted because they never get sick or are they included in unvaccinated column?

  365. @Ron Unz

    No, those charts do not compare vaccinated vs unvaccinated “deaths”.
    They compare “covid-19 associated deaths” in the first chart, and “hospitalizations due to Covid-19” in the second chart. That opens the door wide to all sorts of shenanigans and interpretations.
    It also excludes all non-covid deaths. The argument is that the shot causes other deaths – which the charts exclude, only mentioning the “covid associated” deaths, and the latter could be vastly overstated if combined with c0-morbidities – although granted, probably overstated for both groups.
    From beginning October the first chart deaths dropped dramatically but second chart hospitalizations anomalously remained high. Better treatment, I’m sure.
    It is precisely this type of muddying the water and interminable justification that bedevils the debate, which a simple shot/death test could avoid.

  366. Vidi says:
    @Richard B

    The anti-Western, anti-democratic, hostile elite is in the process of abolishing freedom forever by renaming the flu. Everything else is just show biz and pseudo-science.

    Even the flu can be deadly. The 1918 pandemic killed 50 million people; this is roughly twice as many as the deaths from the fighting in the First World War. If you are willing to risk this — or worse — remember: those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    Perhaps you will say that we can’t eradicate the flu and thus the Covid fight is hopeless. I disagree: we haven’t made a serious attempt to kill the flu. I think it’s time we tried.

    • Troll: Richard B, W
  367. the raven says:

    I don’t know where Mr. Unz gets it that RFK Jr’s, book is somehow moderate or mild. I’m only on chapter two so far, but he quoted a Government study that VAERS underreports by upwards of 95% (This would put the number of projected deaths from the fake-vax up close to a million already.)

    He also does not state but clearly demonstrates that the goblin in charge of all this is a mass murderer. He personally pushed through a proven unsafe drug (Remdesivir) as the only acceptable treatment for “Covid” (whatever you think that is). He also personally torpedoed proven treatments for “Covid” using (for example) a deliberately spiked study by giving trial patients toxic amounts of HCQ (deliberately murdering them, in other words).

    I guess Mr. Unz is referring to the fact that RFK doesn’t dispute the existence of a new virus. You can’t prove a negative, though. We question the existence of “Covid”, just like we question anything whose sole basis is the unsupported claims of known liars. If “Covid” exists, then we should insist on proof. I suppose that no proof will ever be forthcoming, either because it really doesn’t exist, or because the Covid hoaxsters refuse on general principle to employ anyone honest. We should not yield them a single point: insist that they prove it.

    • Agree: Nancy
  368. @geokat62

    Thanks. But from I gather studies about the benefits of treatment with Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin are themselves inconclusive, or at least debatable, so how to make the comparison ebear suggests?

  369. Lecturing others on squandering their credibility after burying your head in the sand for two years, emerging to snipe at everyone on your site for pummeling you with counter-narrative facts and arguments you are desperate to avoid while pretending to be all sang froid, now regaling us with news that your “perspective has shifted somewhat”.

    That’s some shit right there.

    • Agree: W
  370. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Are you aware that the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is higher for those who were vaccinated in Texas? Check the Texas data for yourself, from which the above chart you copied was taken. They are careful to hide this CFR stat, both in the Texas report and in misinformation like your linked CounterPunch article, but it is easy to calculate it yourself.

    They reported 1,314,337 Covid cases among the unvaccinated last November and 46,321 cases among the fully vaccinated. They then say 24,517 of the unvaccinated died, while only 2,200 of the vaccinated died. Do the math: that means a CFR of 5% for the vaccinated, but only 2% for the unvaccinated (they also report 1,942 dying out of 184,732 “partially vaccinated” who got Covid, a CFR of 1%, fascinating that this isn’t in between the two above CFRs, huh?) .

    Of course, this isn’t definitive that the vaccine is worse for you, as it is likely the sickly population with more pre-existing comorbidities got more vaccinated, but not exactly great that a larger percentage of the vaccinated who got Covid in Texas died than the unvaccinated who got infected. This accords with the Israeli data from last spring, which also showed a higher hospitalization rate among the vaccinated, and the UK surveillance data from last fall too, btw, which actually showed a higher Covid incidence rate among the vaccinated from ages 40-80, see table 4 from my link. All this is obviously before the current Omicron wave, where the vaccines have failed much worse.

    As for your Alaska chart, it is well-known that many hospitals were requiring Covid tests for the unvaccinated but not for the vaccinated, and that “hospitalization” has become a meaningless label, where they’re applying it to anyone who came to the hospital for something else, even if it was completely unthreatening. Tying government money to Covid “hospitalizations” will tend to do that.

    With the high false-positive rate of the Covid test, I don’t consider any of this good data, and it is clear that all this data is being manipulated to fit the vaccine narrative. But it is interesting that they’re having difficulty getting even this manipulated data to say what they want, which they remedy by simply not telling the media these stats like the CFR, who are too stupid and innumerate to read and calculate it themselves.

    • Replies: @sinewave
  371. @JimDandy

    Through the prion-like action of the spike protein, we will likely see an alarming increase in several major neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, CKD, ALS and Alzheimer’s, and these diseases will show up with increasing prevalence among younger and younger populations, in years to come. Unfortunately, we won’t know whether the vaccines caused this increase, because there will usually be a long time separation between the vaccination event and the disease diagnosis.

    “Through the prion-like action of the spike protein, we will likely see an alarming increase in several major neurodegenerative diseases…”

    Perhaps we can call this epidemic VAND – Vaccine-Acquired Neurodegenerative Disease – to go along with VAIDS.

    “Unfortunately, we won’t know whether the vaccines caused this increase…”

    Well, we anti-Covidians will know since we predicted it. We’ll just have to do all we can to drive this fact into the mass consciousness, same as what we’ve been trying to do for two years now for all the idiocies, lies and evils of Covidianism.

  372. Kiza says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Thanks for your comment.

    Unfortunately, this lawyer guy you quote, the retired barrister Julian Gillespie, is a total and utter joke: “The judge will look at the law (he gives it a cool name – the rules book) and will say to TGA crooks – mate you are not doing your job.” What a cretin, who first made sure that he poo-pooed the previous lawyers who attempted to break through the corrupt Australian judiciary (e.g. NSW judge Beecham-Jones).

    Djokovic just paid for a full panel of three Australian Federal Court judges who looked at the “rules book” (the Immigration Law). Here is the rules book: the immigration minister can cancel anyone’s even correctly issued visa but “only as a last resort and in extraordinary circumstances”. Djokovic’s lawyers tried to argue that the minister’s decision was not reasonable, but all three corrupt Australian Federal Court judges ignored this part of the law and declared that the law only says that “the immigration minister can cancel anyone’s even correctly issued visa”. That much for the judges and their reading of the “rules book” – it works only when not deliberately blind.

    Your Gillespie is yet another anti-Covid opportunist. When lawyers want to suck you into a legal case that you will lose, they talk as this character. Absolutely and totally nothing will come out of his legal ‘initiative’. Why? For exactly the same reason that the lady interviewer appropriately asked him – “but we know that most people in this Covid establishment are corrupt (implying the judges as well), how will we get through that?”

    There is just too much money & power behind the Covid scam.

    If it ever gets broken up – this will come via grass-roots violence.

  373. @Hypnotoad666

    This massive crisis of elite credibility is killing this country.

    I’d say the opposite – if the country can be saved at all, one thing absolutely necessary is that a critical mass come to realize that all elites – governments, corporations, system NGOs, media, academia, all establishment institutions – have ZERO credibility.

    Their lockstep on “Covid” has made a clean sweep.

    A critical mass must realize this once and for all and draw the necessary conclusions, starting with an end to compliance with the insanity, stupidity and lies of these elites.

    (Of course the same goes for 99% of those who pre-2020 identified themselves as any kind of “alternative” or “dissident”. Almost all joined the system lockstep.)

  374. @Ben the Layabout

    Even if HCQ, Ivermectin and other “repurposed” drugs were, in fact, ineffective or dangerous for some reason with Covid-19, it is still ethically inexcusable for governments to deny physicians and their patients the option to try those treatments.

    Apparently the Satanic Globalists and Big Pharma think it’s inexcusable to refuse their fake “vaccines”…

    African Leaders Who Refused “Vaccines” In Their Countries – Then Suddenly Died



    Video Link

  375. Franz says:
    @The Real World

    is he really qualified to simply claim what these hospital and coroner payments are

    Doctors incorporate into groups these days. I would consider he’s part of a group AND he’s the one that makes the best presentation. Or it’s something else. It’s the first thing I’ve seen that matches what I’ve heard, that’s all.

  376. VinceD says:

    Ron takes entirely the wrong approach here. Criticism of the vaccines is censored & people are trying force others to take them. This proves they are dangerous. The right approach is to find out exactly in what ways they are dangerous.

  377. @meamjojo

    “I so detest this “anti-vaxxer” label. I prefer “pro natural health”.

    I prefer “pure blooded”. Suggest referring to all unvaxxed people as ‘pure bloods’ or ‘pure blooded’ in MSM comments.

    That’s good. I like “natural-blooded” or “natural-celled”.

  378. @Hypnotoad666

    Instead, they censor, manipulate and spin the data (e.g., deaths “with” vs. “because of covid,” different standards for vaxx death vs. covid death, counting the vaxxed as unvaxxed for the first 14 or 30 days after their shot). Etc., Etc.

    The Nanny State. – And Thaler/ Sunstein: Nudging. – Instead of rational discourse.

    (The nudging-approach is socially erosive, not least because the nudgers act in good faith: Its all for the best of – society (=all of us). – So: why bother?!**** – (The concept of the lie disappears in such a system…. it has become superfluous).

    ****As it turns out the most important reason to doubt this system is that in rather complex situations like the Covid-crisis, nobody really knows what is best. It can only be found out via rational public discourse. OR – you dupe people into doing what you, as the ones in power, think is best (if only it was – but even then…).

  379. Franz says:
    @Getaclue

    On discharge a week later he notices she was diagnosed as having COVID. He confronted the MDs and they said “it looked like it so we decided to diagnose it….”

    Not surprising to me. That’s how they did “AIDS in Africa” and Fauci was in on that scam too.

    They did NO blood tests for antibodies or HIV in Africa. They went on a visual checklist. If a guy was skinny and running a fever, they gave him whatever “treatment” he wanted. It was all insane, and one veteran doctor from 2005 came back and got into fixing noses. He was so fed up with the lying he had seen over the first “political disease” he’s not going to be in on a second.

  380. Franz says:
    @Not Raul

    Is there any evidence strong enough to present in court under oath, or is this just hearsay?

    It will remain hearsay and ‘net rumor.

    Till an actual inquiry is held where this can be aired out without the MDs being threatened with loss of license (which is why the “opioid epidemic” has not been questioned: Doctors fired and jailed is a pretty good silencer).

    Getting the truth out of people who lie for a living is usually difficult. The guys who ran Stalin’s Gulags died in quiet old age. Like or not, the whole world is getting the Big Lie and Big Stick right now. Can responsible citizenship and whistle-blowing help? There are some trying. There’s hope.

  381. Kali says:
    @Prospeller

    Hello Prospeller,

    I´ve prayed Jesus Christ for decades about salvation from this dystopian nightmare.

    Although I’m not a religious Chritian I did grow up in that tradition and continue to apreciate and reflect on the teachings of Christ, which are all too often over-shadowed by church dogma and what has become “christian tradition”.
    I’m sure that when Jesus said “I am the way…” he was actually showing “THIS is the way… live your life THIS WAY”. He himself was fearless and outspoken in the face of authority and fearlessly beseached his fellow jews to abandon that despotic, supremacist, isolationist religion, and to live authentically amongst their neighbours.
    So, the message becomes “live fearlessly, challenge dogma and authority, be authentic”. In this way, we get to free ourselves from this distopian nightmare.

    Don´t underestimate psychological factors in all this madness.

    Look into the psychological phenominon of “Mass Formation”.
    https://off-guardian.org/2021/12/04/watch-mass-formation-the-psychology-of-the-pandemic/

    (I pray you forgive and/or overlook any poor spelling in this comment! I do my best.)

    Best wishes,
    Kali.

  382. Alfred says:
    @Getaclue

    On discharge a week later he notices she was diagnosed as having COVID. He confronted the MDs and they said “it looked like it so we decided to diagnose it….” — this is the level of lying going on by FauciMDs

    The mother of a friend died last Friday. She is in Ukraine. In hospital, she was diagnosed with double pneumonia. She had a failing heart and had been bed-ridden for two years. They put Covid on her death certificate. She was never tested.

    They would not allow the daughter to see her mother’s corpse – as is traditional in these countries. Furthermore, they insisted that she must be buried in a sealed coffin.

    • Replies: @Vidi
  383. @rasputiny

    For example: “the virus doesn’t exist” and “it’s just the flu bro” appear regularly on alt-media sites like Zero Hedge.

    Thank you for calling out the tiresome disinfo trolls, esp. on Zero Hedge. There are also more than a few anti-vax public figures who manage to trigger scorn on a regular basis. There are more trolls and controlled opposition than Mr. Unz might suspect.

    Or is it possible that he knows exactly what role these people have been assigned, and his role is to be simply shocked at all this unseemly fear-mongering!

    Meanwhile we’ve known for decades now exactly what the role is of concern trolls like you.

  384. @Ron Unz

    But how, Mr. Unz, were the two groups – “fully vaccinated” vs. “unvaccinated” – defined?

    I’m spending a lot of time reading the hundreds of comments you’ve brought forth with another article. (Having many people argue these points is more informative than your (apparently evolving?) or any other one man’s take.)

    1. Several commenters have asserted – and, unless I’ve missed it, none has refuted – that for 14 days after the second injection of the Pfizer product, a person is still deemed “unvaccinated” by some agencies. And as we’re now in “booster” territory, whoever compiles the data may be reclassifying the once “fully vaccinated” as “unvaccinated” apostates.

    2. Thus, some of these commenters point out, deaths with and deaths from injection(s) during an arbitrarily designated incubation period lasting weeks or even months after initial injection are being counted by those agencies as those of the “unvaccinated.”

    3. If someone doesn’t understand and then take these terminologies into proper account, he either doesn’t know what he’s talking about, or he’s a deceiver.

    You seem to forget that many of us are here primarily not to convince others, but to inform a personal, potentially life threatening decision. Throwing in charts like this without even acknowledging the potential for “fully vaccinated”/“unvaccinated” misunderstandings (subterfuge?) doesn’t help readers who want to be provided with reliable information.

    • Agree: Tony Hall
  385. @Mevashir

    You wrote:

    To their great credit, the Nazis promoted good health practices for German society and particularly discouraged pregnant German women from smoking.

    This is a good example of how socialism can take into account social policy objectives for the benefit of society where capitalism would prioritise the profit-making of private corporations to the detriment of society at large.

    You confuse Capitalism with what is practised in the U.S and other western nations at the moment. ie: Crony Corporatism.

    Many will say that Big Pharma is making tens of billions and that since they’re private companies, hence they’re profits are derived from Capitalism.

    Dead Wrong.

    Capitalism is based on VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE. No one can be intimidated to do what they don’t want to do – quite the opposite of what exists at present.

    In true Capitalism, there are NO subsidies from government to any particular enterprise (billions of taxpayer dollars were spent in research that Big Pharma profited from).

    In true Capitalism, there are NO monopolies. So businesses only stay in business as long as they’re satisfying the consumers needs and providing a better quality product at a lower price than their competitors.

    In true Capitalism there are NO mandates that force (or at least coerce people – since no vaxx can often entail no job, no access to life’s pleasures/travel etc), to buy a product/service/medication or vaccine they don’t wish to take.

    In true Capitalism no business is INDEMNIFIED from litigation in the event that their product or service causes illness or death.

    ONLY in a system of Crony Corporatocracy can these things occur.

    One has to remember, in an unfettered Free Market Capitalist system, a corporation (like Big Pharma behemoth Pfizer) can get away with selling their \$1 Cure-All Snake Oil for a short time after embarking on an elaborate marketing campaign and raking in millions in the short term.

    BUT, as news of severe adverse outcomes and death due to their product filters through to the general public, usage of their product will evaporate and law suits amounting to billions for damages caused will be orders of magnitude greater than any profits they reaped in the short term.

    We’re all aware of the billions in penalties paid out by Pharma giant Merck & Co for peddling the toxic Vioxx.

    Well, the class action law suits filed against Pfizer for the misery they’ve already caused (let alone future vaccine related disability and premature death), will be more than sufficient to bankrupt Pfizer many times over.

    Bottom Line: In true Capitalism, you reap what you sow – and you’re not shielded from liability by Socialistic parasitic Big Government.

    BTW Mevashir what’s with your flip-flop on taking the booster shot – not that I disagree with your decision to not take it as that is obviously the wise course of action ?

    I’m surprised that you were even considering taking it in the first place.

    I recall your comments some months ago where you said you regretted taking the Covid vaxxes in the first place and that you were tricked into it by your father.
    You said you were experiencing adverse effects and that, given the chance to wind back the clock, you wouldn’t take it.

    What got into you to even contemplate the thought of taking a booster ?
    Have the spike proteins and prions from the first round of jabs caused neurological damage that resulted in that temporary brain explosion of yours ?

    Anyway, good to see you’re on terra firma now.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @obwandiyag
  386. Anon[536] • Disclaimer says:

    Statistics from Spain. (Start from page 14 of the document if you will. “UCI” means “under intensive therapy”.)

    They confirm that “vaccines” somehow help. But when you look at the weight of the help “vaccines” give, and what has been and is being done to inoculate the world populace with them, multiple times, with government heads speaking of “forever boosters every 4-6 months”, and many other oddities of that kind, when you look at the wartime-grade propaganda and censorship unleashed West-wide in support of this multiple inoculation of everyone, what do you see is something commensurate to the help “vaccines” give in terms of actual health?

    Surely it doesn’t have to have been wholly pre-planned by a central group of power holders from start. Surely it doesn’t have to be genocidal in aims.
    Surely too much is too amiss, West-wide at least, for nothing nefarious to be at play. May it be only extreme greed and, to quote another commenter, “arrogance”, and, in sum, all what that Duesberg’s book, which I recommend everyone to read, informs us about.

  387. Kali says:
    @rasputiny

    @ebear

    For example: “the virus doesn’t exist” and “it’s just the flu bro” appear regularly on alt-media sites like Zero Hedge.

    Thank you for calling out the tiresome disinfo trolls, …

    Let me see if I understand you both correctly:
    Are you suggesting the the amorphus “covid19 disease” (actually more of a syndrome than a discrete disease, but why quibble) is caused soley and exclusively by the never isolated (therefore never truly proven to exist), computer model of a virus named SARS-cov2? That the disappearence of influensa and the common cold are purely coincidental? That antibiotic resistant pnumonias are not as widespread or lethal as predicted in previous years? That electro-magnetic radiation in the milimeter wavebands has no impact on public health? … That the insanity we witness all arounds us today is purely the result of “it’s just the sars-cov2 bro, and anyone who says otherwise is a troll-cum-disinfo-agent?

    That to question the diagnosis is some kind of fools erand?

    So far aproximately 27 governments (if memory serves) have failed, upon FoI request, to produce, or demonstrate the existance of, an isolated SARS-cov2 virus. Do you not find this at all questionable?

    Regards,
    Kali.

    • Replies: @Ben the Layabout
  388. Mevashir says:
    @Miggle

    I am a Jew and I have Levitical heritage but why does that make me a troll? I’m also a baptized believer: http://www.mevashir.home.blog

    http://www.comeandsee.com/view.php?sid=1409
    This article from your website suggests you’re well aware of the dangers of Jewish arrogance. That’s exactly what I was calling out about this website. Jews and Israelis dominate the covid vaccine industry. They’re walking away with literally billions in their pockets while the global economy has been paralyzed and ruined. Unz continues to apologize and front for these individuals. If I point that out how does that make me a troll?

    As a right-wing Conservative Republican, Unz takes the default position that corporations are generally good while government is usually evil. And that is exactly his line here, blaming governmental regulators and the media for aspects of covid but totally ignoring the issue of pharmaceutical control and corruption over these institutions, something RFK Jr’s book makes abundantly clear and Unz ignores even though he claims to admire that very same book!

    Jesus said he would send the Holy Spirit to inform his followers of all truth. If you are a Palestinian Christian, you’re supposed to be wearing those penetrating eyeglasses. Maybe you should clean off the lenses or get a new prescription so you can see what’s going on here more clearly.

    Salaam bismissua Al Masih!

    • Agree: Mehen
  389. So in Scotland, deaths unvac are 3.5 per 100,000 age adjusted While
    Vaccinated fully 2 doses were 7 deaths per 100,00 age adjusted
    https://notrickszone.com/2022/01/17/scotlands-fully-vaccinated-now-twice-as-likely-to-be-infected-and-50-more-likely-to-die/

  390. @Kali

    Although I’m not a religious Chritian I did grow up in that tradition and continue to apreciate and reflect on the teachings of Christ, which are all too often over-shadowed by church dogma and what has become “christian tradition”.

    Saint Francis of Assisi floated around the tree-tops preaching Christ’s teachings to the birds and squirrels, and said critters sat quietly and listened to his sermons. Clearly an unusual character, one might even say exceptional. Yet even Saint Francis of Assisi was threatened by the Church with excommunication, such is the hubris of humans in positions of authority.

    Pope Paul VI stated the reality – “The smoke of Satan has entered the Church”. That was quite a few decades ago. Now we are learning that just about every national “government” on Earth is registered as a corporation in Vatican City.

    However bad the Roman Catholic Church may have been in its past history, whatever errors or ill-advised doctrines it may have fallen into, it’s way way worse now than it has ever been before. It seems that the Satanic Globalists finally have the upper hand after centuries of scheming and skulduggery.

    We’re at war, and the Church Militant are being challenged like never before.

  391. cranc says:
    @SZ

    All well and good, but what do we do when the lies (a) grow beyond the ridiculous, and (b) we have information libraries in each of our hands with which to cross reference media claims in real time ?
    I have followed the degeneration of mainstream media fairly closely since the Iraq era (2002), and it has followed a steadily accelerating course into absurdity. Any student of the media would know that in the 20th century it was far from reliable as a source of truth, but that now it is almost a perfect inversion.
    I wonder if you are suggesting that we have a moral obligation to believe (at least at face value) the incredible lies of a media-public relations system, even when we know for certain that these lies are at the same time tissue thin and highly dangerous, all for the sake of some kind of ‘social cohesion’ ?
    We do face some kind of chaos, but this is hardly the doing of those who pursue truth. The latter is arguably the quintessentially human pursuit.

    • Replies: @SZ
  392. Mevashir says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I take your point about crony capitalism. But I don’t believe your system of pure capitalism has ever existed. I think economics and politics are fatally intertwined and no amount of wishful thinking can change that.

    As for taking the booster, I met someone that I was interested in seeing socially and she stipulated I would have to get a booster before she would be willing to get more closely involved. I stumbled for 24 hours and then came to my senses.

    In my experience over my 63 years of life, women are extremely effective agents in inducing me to make decisions and pursue actions that are counter to my best interests.

    Thank you Lord God of Israel for not making me a woman!

    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
  393. Mevashir says:
    @Kali

    So, the message becomes “live fearlessly, challenge dogma and authority, be authentic”. In this way, we get to free ourselves from this distopian nightmare.

    that’s exactly the kind of attitude that originally attracted me to Christianity. However Jesus also makes other statements that appear to give authoritarian power to his followers, such as they would sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Paul and the other apostles took it even further demanding doctrinal conformity. And then we can thank people like Augustine who first authorized the use of coercive force torture and even killing against so-called heretics. Within a few centuries after the life of Jesus, his followers had organized themselves into an ultra repressive doctrinally infused authoritarian Institution.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Fart Blossom
  394. @Kiza

    Absolutely and totally nothing will come out of his legal ‘initiative’. Why? For exactly the same reason that the lady interviewer appropriately asked him – “but we know that most people in this Covid establishment are corrupt (implying the judges as well), how will we get through that?”

    I agree the prognosis is bleak – but one can always hope. Court cases in a thoroughly corrupt system have as much chance of moving mountains as petitions (ie, none – those in power use petitions to wipe their arses after taking a dump; in fact, being the evil vindictive characters that they are, they might induce themselves to take a big dump for that very purpose).

    Either way, IMO it’s dead in the water because Hill Song paedophile and closet Satanist Morrison and his Globalist accomplices will just fast-track legislation to sidestep any legal obstruction to their agenda.

    Perhaps the only useful result from any of this will be more people realising how irretrievably corrupt and subverted to the Globalist agenda our government institutions have become.

    If it ever gets broken up – this will come via grass-roots violence.

    I’m afraid you might be correct.

    But it’s not me who should be afraid – it’s treasonous Satanic arseholes like Morrison, Halton, Andrews, Sutton, Gunner, Palaszczuk, McGowan, Hazzard, Chant and all their subordinate stooges who should be.

  395. meamjojo says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    1. yes, it can and does happen as long as the blood cells are manufacturing spike proteins, which is what the mRNA guides the cells to do. The real risk is that immune system may not stop attacking your own blood cells when the spike proteins have all been gobbled up (after the mRNA runs out). Then you have what are called ADE effects and exacerbate potential autoimmune diseases, which occur when the immune system attacks parts of the body it resides in.

    2. Cells keep producing spike proteins until the mRNA is used up. Some esitmates say this might be a few days, others say it could be weeks.

    Here are some reference materials to read on the subject:

    September 2, 2021
    The Snake-Oil Salesmen and the COVID-Zero Con: A Classic Bait-And-Switch for a Lifetime of Booster Shots (Immunity as a Service)
    https://www.juliusruechel.com/2021/09/the-snake-oil-salesmen-and-covid-zero.html

    5 Concerns about SARS-CoV2 Biology: A Call to Pause, Deliberate and Revise Policy
    Jonathan J. Couey and Piper L. Stover

    May 18, 2021
    https://medium.com/gigaohm-biological/5-concerns-about-sars-cov2-biology-a-call-to-pause-deliberate-and-revise-policy-493d18bdd826

    Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19
    Stephanie Seneff 1 and Greg Nigh 2
    1-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA, 02139, USA, Email: [email protected]
    2-Naturopathic Oncology, Immersion Health, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    https://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Boards/BOH/Meetings/2021/SENEFF~1.PDF

    • Thanks: Old Brown Fool
  396. durd says:

    “Vaccines and the science of misinformation”

    I will believe in the science of misinformation when 5 not 4 Nobel Laureates in science inform me in it’s peculiarities and how to spot it. Otherwise I am not really interested in the subject until further information is available from said scientists.

  397. meamjojo says:
    @windship

    China’s Covid death count belongs in the same garbage dumpster that holds all their economic numbers.
    ===========
    China’s True COVID-19 Death Toll 366 Times Higher Than Official Figure, Analyst Says
    By Eva Fu and David Zhang
    January 13, 2022

    The Chinese regime has likely understated the COVID-19 death rate by as much as 17,000 percent in a systematic data suppression campaign to sustain its political image, according to a U.S. analyst.

    That would put the number of COVID-19 deaths in China at around 1.7 million rather than 4,636, the two-year cumulative death figure that the Chinese authorities have maintained on the books. That’s 366 times the official figure.

    Those findings made by George Calhoun, director of the quantitative finance program at Stevens Institute of Technology, were based on data as of January generated by a model developed by The Economist.
    ….
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-underreporting-covid-19-death-rate-by-17000-percent-economist-says_4211606.html

  398. Kiza says:

    Yes, I am not advocating violence (as every video MC must say), but it is the reality. I am just not sure how will the Australians perform in such situation as a coup. There were a few retired military officers who mentioned the C word, among them that guy Rossi, but I do not think it will start in Australia. Because it is the land of EAT, SHIT, FUCK, BULLSHIT, BACK TO #1.

    It may start overseas and then repeated here.

    The perpetrators of the Covid scam could be handed over to the injured for some swift justice, maybe including their children too.

  399. Kali says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Agreed, though I’m unsure quite what you mean by “Church Militant” in your last paragraph, Ultrafart.

    I apreciate the comment. Thank you.

    I hope this finds you well and empowered for the huge challenges we face.

    With love,
    Kali.

  400. @Franz

    There’s a hospital near me where I was actually TOLD that if they write COVID on a Death Certificate they get a bonus.

    There’s presumably pressure from families to do this as well, since the Federal Government will reimburse up to \$9,000 for Covid Funerals.

    https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210324/fema-help-pay-funeral-costs-covid-19-related-deaths

    • Thanks: Franz
  401. @Dumbo

    and vaccine passports (which will eventually transform into a a general health digital ID)

    Not only a health ID, in Germany it’s already used to track down “witnesses” to a crime:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10391567/German-police-use-Covid-tracking-data-track-witnesses-investigation.html

  402. @Liosnagcat

    Bottom line: The increase of 503,976 between 2019 and 2020, if accurate (these are CDC numbers, after all), is unusual, but the burden of explaining it does not fall upon the COVID skeptic, especially given the five points above.

    Moreover, at this stage of the game, arguing on the basis of those dated figures is at best opportunistic and at worst specious, seeing as how the most recent data compiled by the insurance industry indicates a 40% jump in all-cause mortality – something that is a statistically unprecedented disaster, and can in no rational sense be attributed to any alleged Corona Chan bug or combination of “variants”.

  403. @Mevashir

    You write:

    I take your point about crony capitalism. But I don’t believe your system of pure capitalism has ever existed.

    It’s certainly true that there has never existed anywhere a system if unfettered PURE Free Market Capitalism, but the U.S and Great Britain in the 140 or so years leading up to the formation of the Federal Reserve comes pretty close.
    ie: Tiny Government/Low Taxes (they’re of course interrelated seeing as taxes are needed to fund parasitic Big Government with its layers of busy-body bureaucrats that burden the productive private sector with a maze of regulatory impediments).
    And of course high taxes are needed to fund a large standing army that encourages ambitious politicians to involve themselves in foreign military misadventures.

    And, what was the outcome during those 140 years in the U.S and G.B ?

    You guessed it – the greatest proportional increase in wealth and access to upward economic mobility in the history of the world.
    Not coincidentally, this was the period of greatest Freedom for the common man in all of human history – because Capitalism and Freedom are joined at the hip.

    Socialism, in all its forms, be it Marxism, Communism or Collectivism entails Government Coercion.

    Bottom Line: You’re absolutely right when you say that politics and economics are intertwined and that there will always be corrupt politicians that may conspire with business to bestow favours.

    So the ONLY answer is to make intrusive Big government as SMALL as possible, delegate to it as FEW powers as possible, and decentralise power to local authorities as MUCH as possible.

    Because, as the saying goes (slightly paraphrased to encompass the reality of the world we live in):

    Power Corrupts and Absolute Power leads to absolute Talmudic Tyranny,

    Ron Paul knew exactly what needed to be done (as per this 38 sec clip from his 2012 Presidential campaign):

    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Mevashir
  404. @Ron Unz

    My opinions on the background of this website are mostly conjecture. Another curious piece to the puzzle: consider the size and richness of this website and all the content it hosts. Merely hosting a web site of this complexity has its costs. Not only Unz’s own writings but those of many outside content creators, not all of whom, I assume, work for free. There is an active reader community of readers and comments must grow many megabytes daily. As with any popular web site, we can assume of those, some mix of actual human readers ranging from the barely-sentient to the PhD or equivalent level of attainment. Most users are probably ordinary folk, but there will be mixed in there a number of those playing for other teams, paid or not, even bot or not. Merely to oversee all this must require many hours per day. And yet Unz has the time to even monitor, let alone personally respond, even selectively, to certain posts? I suppose it’s possible, but strains credulity.

    Note the near-complete absence of any advertising on the entire site. Indeed, the only link I see is to purchase Unz’s own books.

    Again, none of this is to deny that what’s available here is fascinating. I’m not insinuating that Unz is hosted on a server in Tel Aviv and that Ron Unz is in fact a team of well-trained Mossad agents. Well, yes I am, sort of. Only that it’s possible. I am saying that this would be a prime hunting ground for intelligence or other entities, to passively collect identities of users, to actively shape opinions one way or the other (propaganda) or both. For the paranoid, consider even that Unz could be exactly what he says he is; it would still be child’s play for intelligence to scoop up traffic data and establish dossiers on us. I assume this is done routinely at many sites. If you’re an alphabet agency intent on keeping tabs on dangerous citizens like someone who once told an ethnic joke in poor taste, or who objects to uncontrolled immigration, corporate usurpation of entire governments, military adventurism to dubious ends, heretics who’d deny that all races are equal and sex is a matter of choice, or such miscellaneous apostasy, then what better site to monitor?

    Besides, Mr. Unz, even if you are a “plain dealer” and stated all your bona fides (which, of course, you are under absolutely no obligation to do) and you do indeed provide this wonderful web site out of pocket and with your undoubtedly considerable expense of time and effort, indeed even if there is a full documentary of all this, please continue to indulge us in our jumping to conclusions without investigation, of believing absurd things. I may not represent the average reader here, but keeping an air of mystery, the occasional crackpot wacko beliefs, add spice to what would otherwise be dry, academic topics. You (whether “you” is a single, wealthy talented individual, an ensemble of sophisticated propaganda specialists, or even that advance squad of lizard-skinned aliens!) provide a unique product, and I at least, thank you for it.

    • Replies: @Anon62
    , @SZ
    , @ImaBotKnot
  405. @onebornfree

    As I recall, in an earlier piece, Mr Unz said he had no problem coercing vaccinations as a “public health” measure.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  406. @Wokechoke

    My parents are 94 and 95 years of age. They are just now getting over covid in New York.

  407. Anonymous[331] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mevashir

    I know a couple Jews converted to Christianity, and I have got to say, they at most become half-Jewish half-Christian. What I mean is, they still tend to point their stare at the political, earthly, things, and to weigh Christianity, including Jesus and his teaching, in terms of repercussions on the earthly things.

    On the other hand… they have that Jewish habit of reading the books, and ruminating most of what is in them with their intellect, an habit ordinary non-Jewish Christians are rather completely lacking.

    Nietzsche wrote that Christ had been the sole Christian; he added that the “Christian Church” was the heir to the clergy caste that had made Him be crossed, and would cross Him again if He came back to this world.
    You take the Gospels. That’s Christianity, that’s what He left us with, and the Church is the body of people who love that and want to live for that.

    All the rest… when it shall be blamed, be it blamed, but not on Christ and Christianity and the Church, rather, on what has believed itself, and is believed to be, the Church, and Christianity, but hasn’t been.
    The (elaborate) doctrine-infusion, the lust for coercion and repression, … were shared by the “Church” and “Christians” with the rest of the world. And were of this world, not of Christ and real Christianity.

    If we are more interested in Christ and His Gospel than in politics, and history, we will focus on the other, originary parts, and detach from the earthly fray.

  408. George says:

    Iceland aggregates their data with the EU:
    https://www.adrreports.eu/en/index.html
    https://www.adrreports.eu/en/disclaimer.html

    The accusation is that the mRNA vaccines have adverse reactions that in the past would have resulted in the drug not being used for the general public. Do mRNA vaccines meet the same standards as baby cribs, which are often prevented from being sold for ‘rare’ safety reasons?

  409. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    To further expand on my (unanswered) question, Mr Unz, ( for the “35,000 ft. view, as it were):

    For the sake of argument let’s assume that:

    1) There is a Covid 19 virus ( ie it has been isolated many times by various labs around the world)

    2) The medical test for that virus ( ie The PCR test), works and can therefore accurately diagnose the virus infected individual.

    3) All of the various figures you quote are accurate.

    4) Lockdowns work and prevent viral transmission.

    5) Mask wearing works (by preventing viral transmission).

    6) social distancing works (by preventing viral transmission).

    7) mRNA “vaccines” , are both safe, and work.

    With all of those assumptions firmly in place as “truths”, do you believe that here in the US (forget the rest of the world), and given the founding documents of this nation, that it is “OK” for federal, state, or local governments to enforce lockdowns, mask wearing, social distancing, “vaccinations” etc etc on individuals, either directly ( via mandates and similar “color of law” “requirements”), or indirectly, by bribery via government monetary incentives, to Inc.s , private businesses and individuals?

    If yourself, or anyone else actually sincerely believes that all/any of that is “A-OK” with you, then I would suggest that you (and they) are all living in the wrong country and need to move, as soon as possible, to either Australia, China, Israel, Germany, N. Korea, New Zealand, or similar.

    “Regards” onebornfree

    A reminder: “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    • Replies: @GenFranco
  410. @Ultrafart the Brave

    We’re at war, and the Church Militant are being challenged like never before.

    In early spring 2020 all establishment churches I’m aware of shut and shackled their doors in unison, as if by prearrangement, and told their flocks to disperse to their domiciles, where each atomized individual should sit alone in fear and under stress, each in as weak and vulnerable a state as possible, to await the predator Satan.

    And the vast majority of “believers” were perfectly willing, even eager to obey these bad shepherds even as they revealed themselves to be hirelings in shepherd’s clothing. For they all were ardent to worship the beast.

    That sure sounds like the great apostasy to me, just as the injection onslaught tallies Revelation 13 almost perfectly, except for the actual location of the stab mark.

    (Of course this has its complementary secular materialistic parallel: In early spring 2020 almost all institutions acting in unison, as if by prearrangement, set up physical and procedural barriers to movement or shut and shackled their doors completely, and told the people to disperse to their domiciles, where each atomized individual should sit alone, sedentary, in fear and under stress, each in as weak and vulnerable a state as possible, in a situation calculated to erode their immune systems and general health, to await predatory pathogens including “Covid” itself.

    And the vast majority were perfectly willing, even eager to obey the liars on the TV. For almost all of them were ardent to worship the corporate state, “science” and technology.)

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  411. @Kali

    Kali, it is right and proper to question everything, including one’s starting assumptions. But your example of “virus denial” is beyond the pale. Viruses exist. SARS viruses exist. They’ve been studied for decades. Papers are written about them. Sars-CoV-2 and many other pathogens not only exist, but one can purchase laboratory samples of the live virus (if one is a legitimate institution of course.) You could discover this as simple as a single Google query.

    Skepticism is fine, but cynicism is too far. People like you discredit more legitimate questioning of dogma, which is perhaps what you or your handlers intend?

    • Replies: @Kali
  412. Jay Fink says:
    @Nate D.

    One of the craziest ones I saw was a poll that found Democrats on average believe a full 50% of the unvaccinated will die if they catch Covid 19.

    • Replies: @Lysias
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  413. @Kali

    I’m unsure quite what you mean by “Church Militant”…

    The Body of the Church consists of three parts – The Church Suffering (those poor souls doing their time in Purgatory), the Church Triumphant (all those Saints and Angels who exist in Heaven) and the Church Militant (us poor bastards still slugging it out here in the material realm on Earth).

    For those in Purgatory and Heaven, the battle is over and done with – even for a soul in Purgatory, Heaven is assured.

    But the Church Militant remains immersed in the mortal danger of existential conflict between good and evil, the battle for the souls of humanity. That’s becoming a little more apparent nowadays.

    • Thanks: Kali
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  414. Alfred says:

    I really don’t understand why “believers” need more proof. They can’t all be trolls.

    Keep in mind that the myriad symptoms for “Covid” overlap with vaccine injury (and AIDS). Also keep in mind that last year virtually no healthy young people died from “Covid”. This suggests that the “36 percent attributed to Covid” is false.

    Nevada was the worst with a 65 percent prime-age mortality surge of which only 36 percent was attributed to COVID. Texas was second with a 61 percent jump of which 58 percent was attributed to COVID. Arizona and Tennessee recorded 57 percent increases with 37 percent and 33 percent attributed to COVID respectively. Not far behind was California at 55 percent and 42 percent attributed to COVID as well as New Mexico (52 percent, 33 percent), Florida (51 percent, 48 percent), and Louisiana (51 percent, 32 percent).

    Nationwide Surge In Deaths Among People Aged 18-49: A State by State Overview

  415. @Mevashir

    With this comment (#410) you’ve redeemed yourself from the admission in comment # 409, about your nearly being seduced at age 63, by a woman and I was beginning to wonder about you. (But out of concern for you of course). 😉

    Anyway, speaking of living fearlessly and refusing the jab, what’s your take on “Bro Nathaniel” in general seeing that both of you seem to be “conversos?”

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  416. @Flying Dutchman

    And the vast majority were perfectly willing, even eager to obey the liars on the TV. For almost all of them were ardent to worship the corporate state, “science” and technology.

    You might be right – but I’d hope, even if the sheep were in the majority, that they don’t comprise the vast majority (and that, after two years of this BS, maybe some of them are starting to see through the lies).

    Especially with the revelation that reality is now mimicking Revelations, one might expect that a lot of people done got religion all of a sudden.

  417. @gsjackson

    I am quite new here (2 months at most) but I got the impression that Mr.Unz is quite prudent before he engages in a new avenue. He probably likes to get, not only hard facts, but also a “meaningful” narrative supporting a deviation from his previous accepted narrative.
    It’s true that we have now a large amount of diverse hard facts which clearly oppose the official (MSM and government) narratives. But we still don’t have a more consolidated alternative narrative, one who aggregates the “good” facts while at same time allows for excluding all probable “false” facts. This happened maybe with the work of RFK, debunking 30 years of HIV/AIDS hoax.
    At the moment, regarding Covid and its vaxx hoax, we are still at the phase where (almost) anything is accepted, provided it goes against the official narrative. For example, there are many people trying to establish facts around the graphene and nanotechnology in the contents of mRNA vaccines. Observing them through optical microscope. And linking these contents to broadcasted RF electromagnetic frequencies, in particular 5G. Is that also a sound investigation avenue ?

    We still don’t know anything firm, it may be this it may be that, and it is probably that state of things what does not motivate Mr.Unz to investigate better those alternate narratives.
    Maybe, in the general investigation field, there are those who are pioneers and venture head first in anything that is new, and there are others who just like to refine what has been already more or less cleared by others.

  418. skrik says:
    @meamjojo

    From your cite:

    According to the latest PHS report, the Covid death rate has been consistently higher since December 4 in the double-jabbed compared to the unvaccinated – but much lower in the triple-jabbed

    Me, re-phrasing: ‘double-jabbed can go to hell, triple-jabbed to heaven, while unvaccinated can have a relax.’ On the other hand, that the true figures for SARS-CoV-2 caused deaths/disabilities vs. mRNA caused ditto are nowhere obviously available should tell us something – eh?

    Kindly note that doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting a different result [as in Israel, say, with their 2nd booster-campaign] is Einstein’s reputed definition of madness.

    And really, daaarlings, if mRNA actually worked, we wouldn’t still be in this death-spiral down the gurgler?

    One may not care for tennis or Djoko, but he is being exploited as a ‘committed anti-vaxxer’ by the tyrannically-ruling covert criminal cabal. We do know that the TRCCC is up to no good; Djoko was booted from Oz, may not now be able to play in Paris or US: It’s a clear ‘signal’ to the bogans; get the ‘clot-shot’ or else face a fate possibly worse than death.

    Evil is, as evil does = the mRNA ‘push’ stinks to ‘high-heaven;’ IF any of us survive long enough THEN those might eventually find out what the ‘experimental’ mRNA really is for [apart, that is, for the obvious CDC/FDA-guaranteed big-\$s for the already obscenely-rich pharma-fat-cats]. rgds

    • Agree: Alfred
  419. Treg says:

    I also wonder what Ron would say after watching this 35 minute video…”More Harm Than Good”….


    Video Link

  420. @but an humble craftsman

    There has not been a single individual who was tracked down in this way.

    You’re confusing the media’s hysteria against “racists,” which usually just means those people who don’t vote for the Democrats, with the media and others having any desire to actually find the vanishingly few and entirely irrelevant people who truly deserve the label.

    Sure, if Ron had a public position, this website would be used against him. Or if he were an antisocial criminal type, like so many on the online racist right. But neither of those are about power. They are about religious performance. That of casting out the sinners and heretics. It only has payoff if the individual is in a particular job, if they exemplify some actual antisocial traits or if their theological infraction is so tiny that castigating them will move the needle on what is acceptable.

    Ron and everyone on this site mostly don’t fit any of these criteria, though if they find child porn on some Denizens laptop and subsequently also see Unz Review as a site of frequent visit, I imagine some deal will be made of it.

  421. gsjackson says:
    @Kali

    Ralph Waldo Emerson had an interesting take on “I am the way, the truth and the life.” He believed that, properly interpreted, it would read ‘I am IS the way, the truth and the life.’ In other words, the way forward in life is through individuation, to develop your unique divine spark to the fullest extent possible, so that you can say, with the God of the Bible, as forcefully as possible: “I am.” I am, and like no other.

    • Replies: @Kali
  422. Emslander says:
    @Lysias

    Tobacco was much more important to the U.S. economy than to the German.

    At least, it was very important to the rural South. When the northern economy wanted to wield its modernist political power, using tobacco became a worse crime than going to Church on Sundays.

  423. Emslander says:
    @Anonymous

    Nevertheless, since early 2020 the hospital I personally work at has been inundated with a huge volume of patients presenting with a very clearly demarcated constellation of physical findings, a phenomenon consistent with the existence of a massive pandemic.

    Or massive hysteria induced by nonstop suggestion nefariously blared by all the traditional sources of authority.

  424. Blubb says:

    “Deaths for 2021 are still being tabulated, but the total has already reached 3,361,993, so the final figure seems likely to surpass the value for 2020, indicating that well over a million extra Americans have already died as a result of the Covid epidemic”

    So…. but the vaccines still somehow work? I’m not getting it…

    Iceland is of course tiny, but after the recent scandals here in Germany showing that the vax/unvaxxed statistics were nothing but shameless lies in several states, a diffuse trust in Icelandic kinship is insufficient for me to trust the vax.

    Apart from the fact that doctors constantly promote nonsense. “Don’t eat eggs, y’all!”

  425. Jiminy says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I’ve said this before, that the only way to eliminate lining up for quarterly booster shots is to constantly wear a small vaccine pump on your belt. Hey, maybe I should suggest that to Pfizer.

  426. JR Foley says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Well come on—go to your closest hospital –walk –take public transport –hire a cab–steal a car and get there –start at the emergency ward and then get into the Intensive Care Unit. You will likely see some people in bed his hoses connected —lights flashing on some electronic monitoring equipment and then do it. Start disconnecting all this nonsense and roll those beds out –down to the Emergency Room and NOW –take this entire cast of make-believe actors and actresses —and toss them out–toss those bums out of the hospital –make room for people with legitimate illnesses and who are in need of real operations for cancer and heart —not some play actors hogging the system.

  427. JR Foley says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    All men are sinners and fall short –even the Jews.

  428. Thomm says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    The actual purpose of this website is something quite bizarre, and it has nothing to do with “free speech.”

    Thanks. This is 100% correct.

    I have detailed what the true purpose of this website is many times. Those interested in the details can find them in my archives.

  429. Emslander says:
    @Dumb4asterisks

    Ron is obviously avery smart man , so how does he miss the obvious.

    Maybe I’m too old and ignorant (Unz’s words) to understand fully, but the graph he puts at the top of his article seems to me to show that the highest peak of excess deaths came just after the vaccines were introduced.

    Please tell me I’m wrong.

  430. sinewave says:
    @Bumpkin

    statistics are like bikinis, what is seen is interesting, what is hidden is vital

    • LOL: W
  431. Blankaerd says:

    I find it baffling that you so easily disregard the anti-vaxxers as crackpots while at the same time publishing articles in which you argue that the Covid outbreak was a biowarfare attack on China and Iran. If so, why haven’t the Chinese to date pinned the outbreak on the US? It would be highly convenient for them especially given the current geopolitical situation. The Chinese are on average 8 IQ points higher than the average American, and are furthermore overtaking or have already overtaken the US in almost everything that matters geopolitically. Wouldn’t they have figured it out by now?

    Granted, Iran have blamed the US for the outbreak, but if an Iranian were to trip on his own welcome doormat he would still blame the Great Satan for the accident, so that’s not really a surprise.

    • Replies: @7soniclight
  432. Emslander says:
    @but an humble craftsman

    Screw the FBI!

    They’re a bunch of faggot wannabe Bolsheviks. If they ever get out of the bathhouses, they might come over and accuse me of disrespect.

    People shouldn’t be afraid of CV19 and shouldn’t be afraid of the government. Fear is its only weapon. The Russians are probably about to prove that.

  433. I noticed the JAMA chart you referenced shows a large increase in diabetes deaths, which you didn’t mention. Thoughts ?

    • Replies: @Lysias
  434. @Blankaerd

    Iran might be partly correct, if the lab leak theory is true.

  435. Anon62 says:
    @Ben the Layabout

    I understand your concerns over state agents monitoring this site.

    The best defence is to post that you vote Democrat and are a homeless Black transsexual illegal immigrant looking for colleagues to assist you in “boosting” property in a dollar amount below the felony ceiling and no one will bother you.

  436. SZ says:
    @cranc

    “the quintessentially human pursuit” is predictability, stability, and belongingness. Truth and knowledge often lead to predictability, but not always. Sometimes going along even overt lies may appear more predictable and less risky regarding belongingness and stability. At other times we use stereotypes and prejudices to estimate the results of our possible choices to minimise uncertainty when we lack verified information on a particular situation. I am not condoning this process and its consequences, but that is how it works for most people.

  437. Vidi says:
    @The Real World

    Very few people died OF Covid.

    Something killed an extra 500,000 Americans in 2020. This was before vaccines for the pandemic were available, so the overly-paranoid can’t blame the medicine.

    I’m betting it was Covid-19 that killed ten times more Americans than the Vietnam War did. If the deaths of ten Vietnams is how you define “very few”, I don’t want to know you.

    • Replies: @The Real World
    , @W
  438. Vidi says:
    @Alfred

    [Anecdotal case of a death in the Ukraine that was misdiagnosed as caused by Covid-19]

    The Ukraine is a very corrupt country. No doubt you want to claim the rest of the world is similarly corrupt, implying that even in the US the death-by-Covid numbers are greatly inflated.

    The US is corrupt, no doubt. But can you use “Covid death inflation” to explain why 500,000 more Americans died in 2020 than in 2019? (This was before vaccines for Covid were available, so you can’t blame them.) Did American authorities simply lie about mortality statistics? If so, why haven’t the rich and powerful life insurance companies made an enormous stink about it?

    • Agree: davidgmillsatty
    • Replies: @Ilya G Poimandres
  439. Marcion says:

    For those concerned about government overreach I suggest the following two superb sources of information. Be sure to subscribe to both:

    Bad Cattitude ( el gato malo ) and

    Linh Dinh, at Substack.

    • Replies: @Emslander
  440. Emslander says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    It’s bad, but not that much worse than it’s ever been. Remember, Judas was an Apostle.

  441. AReply says:

    Boilerplate Ron Unz:

    //As many readers already know, I haven’t taken much interest in…
    [dig vast intellectual pit and fill with begged questions]//

    Are many readers anticipating an Unz article which doesn’t lead off with a claim about his disinterest in and general ignorance of his chosen topic?

    How about a more generalized idiom. Premise: What if everything you think is wrong? [Drop mind bombs in a vernacular of fear, uncertainty and doubt.]

    Can I place idea in your mind by asking rhetorical questions? Is Unz Review a GPT-3 proving ground?

    Bots want to know.

    “Everyone knows that Custer lost the battle at Little Bighorn. What my book presupposes is: ‘What if he didn’t?’”—Eli Cash

    • LOL: Mevashir
  442. Dear Mr Unz,

    @Ron Unz Here is a web site from the U.K., The Daily Expose, using government data to say that the jabbed in that country are becoming AIDS patients due to the jabs they have taken. Would be interested to know if you think they are analyzing that data in a valid way: https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/15/triple-vaccinated-developing-ade/

  443. Hello Mr. Unz. What do you make of the sharp increase in the number of young atheletes who are suddenly dropping over, wirh many dying? It seems our healthyst subset are having rare mild heart problems, at a not so rare or mild rate.
    http://www.theburningplatform.com/2021/12/09/young-athletes-dying-after-covid-19-vaccine/

    • Thanks: Mevashir
  444. Anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfred

    The doubly vaxxed are more likely to be elderly people with pre-existing medical conditions, a group very paranoid about Covid and thus eager to be vaxxed. But this group, with its pre-existing medical conditions, is more likely to end up in the hospital because of those conditions. If they have Covid, they will be much more likely to be diagnosed (and die of multiple conditions) with it than a Covid-sick population, whether vaxxed or unvaxxed, that sees no reason to go a hospital.

    Thus the vaxxed will skew the hospitalized and death rate stats upwards.

    It doesn’t mean the vaxxed are more likely to get Covid, just that they tended to be a sickly group even before Covid and more likely to go to the hospital anyway.

  445. Mevashir says:
    @Fart Blossom

    Technically speaking, a Converso is an Hispanic Jew who pretends to convert to Catholicism but maintains Jewish practices. This certainly does not apply to Brother Nathanael who is a full-blown convert to Russian Orthodoxy. As for myself I blend the best of both cultures. I do not denigrate Jesus as mainstream Judaism does but I also believe that the church abandoned too many legitimate Jewish practices. That’s another discussion however.

    I don’t know what to say about Brother Nathanael. His sacrificial lifestyle is amazing to me. I believe he’s a vegan and has one meal a day. He lives under tremendous stress and loneliness. I think he is excessively hostile to Judaism. I don’t share his apologetics for Putin either. I think Putin is a great statesman but he certainly is no friend of those of us in the west seeking to emerge from the oppression of ZOG. Putin is going along with covid mandates and has always supported the official 9/11 cover-up. He appears to give carte blanche to the Israelis to bomb Syria as well.

    I do agree with Brother Nathaniel that Zionism is a great peril. I think we should completely sever diplomatic relations with Israel withdraw all of our embassy staff and deport all of their diplomats from the US. I think we should hand over the entire file of the Middle East to Russia because Putin is the only Global leader who is respected by both the Israelis and the Arabs, particularly their adversaries Iran and Syria. Let Putin the brilliant KGB man break his head. We should wash our hands totally of that insoluble mess.

    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  446. Eldorado says: • Website

    Phase 3 trials are the highest level of evidence. So let’s look at Pfizer’s

    The smoking gun:

    In Pfizer’s adult phase 3 trial follow up data we see that all cause mortality in the vaxxed group is 24% greater than in the placebo arm. The full extent of deaths was actually reported in an FDA update and never reported by Pfizer.

    Jessica Rose has estimated the numbers of serious adverse events based on Pfizer’s own trial data, which shows 0.7% of injections are associated with a serious adverse event. At the time of her analysis there had been about 200 millions Pfizer shots given so there should have been 1.4 millions serious adverse reactions, but only 44,000 had been reported to VAERS. So she calculated an under reporting factor of around 31. Meaning multiply the VAERS numbers by 31 to get the true number of each event. For deaths the number came out to 200k.

    How is this possible? In one review of 250 VAERS deaths that occurred post vaccine only 4% had a positive COVID test but 100% were reported as COVID deaths. Most vax deaths occur within 2 weeks of the shot – and are therefor categorized as unvaccinated – and apparently mostly shuffled into the COVID death statistics.

    1 of the 1000 or so children in Pfizer’s children’s trial was paralyzed post jab. You can argue it wasn’t due to the vaccine but that would require a thorough investigation including running a cutting edge incelldx immune panel that can uncover the typical inflammation seen in long COVID and vax injuries, but regardless of the outcomes of that investigation it had to be reported. Yet it was listed as abdominal pain – even though she had seizures and paralysis.

    A number of expert German pathologists have estimated 40-90% of post vax deaths are in fact due to the vaccines.

    There is no longer a vaccine control group. Arguments predicated on improved outcomes in vaxxed vs unvaxxed groups are doomed to many forms of bias. Maybe healthier, richer people worth access to better healthcare are more likely to get vaxxed.

    A lot of very smart people have written extensively on vaccine deaths and other red flags. Anyone interested should take a look at the substacks of Steve Kirsch, Jessica Rose, and Matthew Crawford to get just a taste.

    • Replies: @Lysias
    , @Anon62
  447. Mevashir says:

    Gordon Duff of Veterans Today is a long time critic of TUR. Duff is an ardent vaxxer and I have shared some of Ron’s articles that are skeptical of anti-Covaxx people. But Gordon continues to defame TUR as an anti-vaxxing site.

    Duff is an obvious shill for Big Pharma, but I think Ron is a more subtle case. I suspect that Ron’s Republican conservative philosophy automatically prejudices him in favor of business and against government and media. And this is exactly the line he is taking about Covid, blaming government and media for fallacious policies but basically ignoring the corrupting influence of Big Pharma and giving them a blank check.

    So I was inspired with the following poem:

    Duff +Unz = DUNCE

    Duff and Unz shilling for Big Pharma
    Psyching us out with their shallow melodrama
    First comes the jab then the cancer
    They just can’t see this clear and present answer!

  448. Have you not noticed how many atheletes across the world are suddenly collapsing from cardiac issues? Vaccines seem to be the only logical cause. Other than being an athelete the only link between the reported cases is they have all been vaccinated. Let’s imagine a family of 10 goes out to eat. 4 order pasta, 2 have steak and 4 have chicken. Later that night the 4 who ordered chicken get sick and spend the night suferring diarrhea and violent vomiting. What’s your diagnosis doc? The logical conclusion is food poisoning, probably from bad chicken served at the restaurant.
    So far this year, since January 1, it is reported that 31 atheletes have suffered cardiac arrest with 16 fatalities.
    https://goodsciencing.com/covid/athletes-suffer-cardiac-arrest-die-after-covid-shot/

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  449. Lysias says:
    @Jay Fink

    Democrats must believe that (that 50 percent of the unvaccinated will die if they catch covid) because that is what the media are telling them.

  450. Lysias says:
    @Eldorado

    Richer people also have better access to the information that the vaccines are dangerous.

    You say there is no longer a control group. Don’t unvaccinated people like me constitute a control group?

  451. peterAUS says:
    @Kiza

    If it ever gets broken up – this will come via grass-roots violence.

    Problem with the grass-root is, while it has heart in the right place and plenty of correct emotion, its inability to organize into effective force.
    Sure, we’ll see individual, small group, even decent mob here and there type of violence, but that won’t change anything.

    A split in the (current) elite is needed. Those splitting, then, could organize the mass and go from there.

    The problem is, at the moment, the top simply benefits, a lot, from The Reset.

    At the other hand, the very nature of the concentration of wealth and power will leave some of those people out. Those left out, then, could try to do something.

    Then, a possibility of an existential threat. Pushing Russia could get at the level when even the Clown World leadership would realize that nukes could start flying soon. That could sober up some of them and make them split.

    Or they don’t…. and nukes do fly. That would definitely get this thing “broken up”.

  452. 4 players drop out of the Australian Open because chest pains. Sounds like a normal thing to me. sarc

  453. Am I the only one confused by Ron Unz providing government stats from the Counterpunch article as evidence for his assertion that most of the covid deaths are amongst the unvaccinated while at the same time conceding after reading RFK Jr’s book that the establishment/govt is corrupt and unreliable and so is their data?

    Isn’t Joshua Frank, who penned this Counterpunch article one of the rabid Russiagaters whose fanatical allegiance to Russiagate and zealous canceling of critics the reason many Counterpunch authors/contributors have left the website and went to other, more open and receptive places, like the UR itself?

    Awfully imperceptive and tone-deaf of Ron Unz to use a Counterpunch article as “evidence” and that too from Joshua Frank when like the other liberal outlets such as CNN, it exists today after having lost the lion’s share of their audience to better outlets, as only a venue for Trump haters to vent their frustrations and to bash “former” liberals like Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi for their “betrayal”.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  454. Lysias says:
    @7soniclight

    Why more diabetes deaths? The lockdown meant people spent more time indoors, out of the sun. Vitamin D deficiency causes and exacerbates diabetes.

    Since covid began, I have been taking megadoses of Vitamin D3. One result is that my Type 2 diabetes has gone away.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  455. @Alfred

    Keep in mind that the myriad symptoms for “Covid” overlap with vaccine injury (and AIDS). Also keep in mind that last year virtually no healthy young people died from “Covid”. This suggests that the “36 percent attributed to Covid” is false.

    Totally ridiculous.

    What are you saying? All the US states are lying about the unvaccinated being more likely to die from COVID? It’s also just a grand coincidence that the unvaccinated filled the hospitals during the Delta surge? Also a coincidence that unvaccinated with Omicron are more likely to have a severe or hospitalized case?

    The anti-vaxx side needs to throw in the towel. This data is consistent around the world that the vaccines work.

    It’s just a pathetic movement at this point. Please return to the real conspiracy in the West which is anti-White centered race denial.

  456. Thomm says:
    @Mevashir

    I fully agree.

    I have said exactly this for years. See my archives. The purpose of this website is to attract and aggregate malcontents and WN losers into a controlled opposition utility that can be amped up and down as needed for Jewish benefit.

    RUnzie Baby is a sophisticated Confuse and Conquer Jew*, who has been hired by Jewish Central Command for this purpose. That is why he does not have unilateral powers regarding any major decision in the operation of TUR, since he is a franchisee (much like the franchisee of a McDonalds; he has some privileges, but nothing close to total control).

    Yet, he has innovated on his own, and has created a new form of Hasbara, known as ‘RUnzbara’. I am a big fan of what he has done.

    *That is an actual type of Jew, ya know. A Confuse and Conquer Jew.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Mevashir
  457. Mevashir says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I see one flaw in your eloquent pitch for free market unfettered capitalism. Namely the role of protectionism and have the tarriffs in both great Britain and the United States. This clearly shows that politics is always involved with economics. You can’t escape it.

    • Replies: @Truth Vigilante
  458. @Mevashir

    I try and only get mad when appropriate. Per Aristotle. Even Jesus lost his temper with the money changers. One for sure inappropriate occasion for anger is the murder of JFK.

    All of his murderers are dead. Not only that but a bunch of their children are dead and all of their children will soon be dead. I once attended a group psychotherapy workshop where the head guy had a great spiel about somebody (who was not in the group) who was messing up their own life and acting out and had unresolved issues with one of their parents who was dead. He asked rhetorically “you are still pissed off at a person who is dead and that is controlling your life; how stupid is that?”

    Not that there are not living people pulling the same shenanigans but they are out of my reach and there isn’t a thing I can do about it. This is a lot easier to say if trickle down economics has worked for you. So far (key caveat there) trickle down economics has worked for me. That these assholes are costing me money is a given but what could I possibly do about it? Ted Kazcynski shit? Ted should have met my T-group guy who had a bunch of great spiels.

    The mad rapper and the mad producer are funny. Comedy is a great tool. The court jester in the white house can make fun of Biden’s declining cognitive function. Also Mr Sailer can do this and this might be his gift to us. : )

    • Replies: @Lysias
    , @Mevashir
  459. Ron Unz says:
    @ConfusedReader

    Am I the only one confused by Ron Unz providing government stats from the Counterpunch article…Isn’t Joshua Frank, who penned this Counterpunch article one of the rabid Russiagaters…Awfully imperceptive and tone-deaf of Ron Unz to use a Counterpunch article as “evidence”

    Not really. I disagree with Counterpunch and this particular Counterpunch article about some things, but mostly agree with them about vaccines. Anyway, the underlying data supposedly came from the (anti-vaxxing) Texas and Alaska state governments, and apparently the charts as well, so they’re the actual source of the evidence I’m citing.

    The reason I mentioned Counterpunch is that’s where I saw the charts and it’s only fair to mention that.

    So the question is whether you believe that Texas and Alaska are lying. If they are, then how can anyone determine the true figures?

  460. Ron Unz says:
    @the grand wazoo

    Have you not noticed how many atheletes across the world are suddenly collapsing from cardiac issues? Vaccines seem to be the only logical cause. Other than being an athelete the only link between the reported cases is they have all been vaccinated.

    I don’t doubt that some people have died from vaxxing-induced fatal strokes and heart attacks. But my point is that since the total number of fatal strokes and heart attacks dropped significantly after the vaxxing drive began, the number probably isn’t all that large.

    • LOL: thotmonger
  461. By using the term “anti-vaxxer” Mr. Unz is falling into the trap that is one of the main strategies that the pro-shot crowd use. They try to insinuate that all people who are (pro-choice) are against conventional vaccines like Polio, Smallpox etc. Nothing could be further from the truth, most of the pro-choice people have had their childhood vaccines for conventional diseases. There are people who for religious or other personal reasons don’t get any vaccines. That’s their right and it should be respected, but their numbers are small compared to the totality of the people who have chosen to not get the covid shot. I will not belabor the reader by going into the reasons that pro-choice people do not trust the covid shots or the motivations of big pharma and governments in pushing them, this has been adequately covered in other articles.

  462. @Mevashir

    Thanks. I agree that I should have put “converso” in quotation marks and for the reason you state, but I was too lazy to think of a handier word. Anyway, Bro N seems pretty wild, but what he says would be hard to refute even if one were so inclined.

    I always appreciate people who make comments in your style. You obviously know what you’re talking about, are interesting, and state your case with equanimity consistently. I’m glad you see fit to contribute.

    Since you mentioned Putin, I must say that I don’t know what to think. From my perch he seems to be a class act (except for his apparent approach to the covid hoax (and I say “apparent” because I really have no way of knowing what he’s doing and I certainly cannot trust any of the sources of info), and I doubt he could hold his position without the blessings of the international bankers.

  463. SZ says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Ron is just sticking to his regular template

    That is the real Unz, not a template played on purpose:)) That is exactly how most well-educated and successful nerds are. Without rules and routine they wouldn’t be successful in the first place, as they lack agility. Hence, they don’t like to question the general structure unless they really have to. And yes, those types can read very fast day and night if they get really interested in a book.

  464. Lysias says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Someone who participated in the assassination at the age of 25 would now be 83. In other words, he could well be still alive.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  465. @Ron Unz

    The answer to your question is that no one can

    determine the true figures

    because the “fully vaccinated” and “unvaccinated” depicted on the graphs aren’t defined terms. There’s plenty of “evidence” that quite a few in the latter group had at least one injection.

    I hope that’s not why you’ve ignored my #401.

  466. Mr Unz has written; ” Moreover, although I’m very skeptical of the more conspiratorial claims advanced by Kennedy and his allies of malevolent elite plots to use vaccine mandates to impose a tyrannical social regime, I’ve encountered enough “surprises” in recent years that I can’t entirely dismiss such claims.”

    “Surprises”, that is a rather euphemistic way of talking about the political development during the last year, at least for my country France.

    The “pass vaccinal” has been validated by the Assemblée Nationale, at least those who were there to vote, like every episode of this blatant permanent, never ending destruction of our society, it’s basic values of “Liberty, equality, Fraternity”, it’s rule of law.

    Mc Kinsey, Bain, Pfizer are obviously now ruling the country.

    The “pass vaccinal”‘s restriction are reminiscent of the Jewish laws promulgated by the French authorities during the occupation of our country by the National Socialist Germany . Most of the rulings are just plain copy/paste of the restrictions imposed on the Jews and it is factual not an exageration on my part.

    At the present moment, I and millions of French are forbade to go to restaurant, bars, libraries, cultural and sport event, hospitals. Just like in the old days of Soviet Union, we are forbade from taking a long distance train, plane, buses…

    This is a very very serious and dire situation, aggravated by the failing of the judicial system to protect us. It is just a plain totalitarian state.

    Millions of people have never been injected, at least 6 but most probably more. Furthermore, at least 800000 double injected have been considered non_injected (desactivated in the new language) since the last week end because of not having accepted the obligatory third jab of an almost unknown substance which is still in the experimentation phase in France. It is more probable that 30% of the population are now concerned. Then their are a lot of people who have had fake injections. At least their cheating will work for them for a while.

    The political apparatus behing our president who used to called himself Jupiter are the most stupid people one could imagine and every week witnesses another scandal of every kind. “The beast of the event is here” had that sicko declared…

    Macron was seduced by his “wife” when he was 14, he/she was 39 when they dated…

    The situation here is bordering civil war.

    Meanwhile, many scientist about whom I have been talking here during these last months, Raoult ahead of all are denouncing the scientific fraud behind these edicts. Montagnier is calling to an immediate halt of all injections in front of at least the 18 cases of Kreutzfeld Jacob cases that he and many other emminent scientist had warn about. The injection’s victims are becoming hard to hide.

    More and more tv anchors, tv doctors and media people are now denouncing what is going on on the MSM and it seems that the official narrative is breaking down whereas many countries are softening their rules.

    Draghi’s Italy, Austria, France are now the worst countries to live in in Western Europe because of a virus which has naturaly mutated to become a mild cold while the hospital’s capacity have been destroyed in front of our very eyes, without any debate possible in the assesment of that national crime.

    Covid deaths (lol), vaxxing deaths (very worrying), liberty deaths… Undoubtly very very severe.

    Borderline civil war.

    • Thanks: IreneAthena
    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Kali
  467. SZ says:
    @Ben the Layabout

    NSA or Mossad do not need this webzine to monitor us, and we, the readers and commentators, are not that important anyhow. NSA or Mossad is already able to access and record everything you write, read, or watch on your mobile. Why lure us here while we already carry a mic and cam 24/7 on us? Do not use a non-Huawei mobile, do not use a non-WeChat messenger if you care about not being monitored. Contemporary profiling is done via your mobile (including your facial expressions responding to whatever you read and see), not through some alternative media website.

  468. man says:

    It’s obviously just a matter of personal opinion whether an extra half-million deaths in 2020 is a big number or a small number… RON UNZ this statement above made by you, makes you a
    SOCIOPATH

  469. @Ron Unz

    Thanks for your reply Ron. There are three broad categories of “anti-vaxx” as seen by the pro-vax like yourself:

    1. Those who are against any and all vaccines and have been long before the pandemic for whatever reason (Steve Kirsch, RFK Jr.)

    2. Those who are almost solely against the Covid-19 vaccines and/or their general applicability as opposed to their risk-adjusted application (Robert Malone, Peter McCullough). Most lay pro-choice people, including myself, are in this category. Most importantly, this group strongly believes there is very effective treatment (IVM, HCQ, Fluvoxamine etc.) available to fight this disease and that 80-90% of the deaths worldwide could have been avoided if these had been used.

    3. Those who are against vaccine mandates, mask mandates, lockdowns etc. but don’t agree with group #2 on anything else. They have and continue to take vaccines themselves and promote vaccines to their general populations, especially to the elderly and in a very limited way advocate for some very selective treatment, like MAB’s.

    Texas and Florida authorities clearly fall under group #3 and I don’t think it makes sense to call that group “anti-vaxx” by any stretch of the imagination when they clearly consume it and distribute it.

    As for the data/topic in question, a few points:

    1. Any and all links between injury and death from the vaccines are disregarded by hospitals. These deaths are never counted as covid deaths either. Are these deaths accounted for in this data? Nope, they aren’t.

    2. It’s also well-known that any deaths of vaccinated individuals that were deemed unvaccinated due to not having taken the shot sufficiently early enough (14-days before or whatever the definition is) are counted as unvaccinated deaths.

    3. Any and all deaths in a hospital with a positive PCR test are deemed as covid deaths. That’s been the case for a very long time. If an unvaccinated victim of a car accident dies with a positive PCR test, that would be counted as an unvaccinated covid death as well. Does the data account for that? No it doesn’t.

    4. To my knowledge, you have never looked at the data for vaccine adverse effects from the anti-vaxx camp on its own merits. Steve Kirsch has mentioned it in many Substack posts. A couple relevant ones below. It is quite damning in my opinion.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/how-to-verify-for-yourself-that-over
    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/incriminating-evidence

    Take a look at https://openvaers.com/covid-data/mortality. If VAERS is underreported by 10x, that’s 220,000 vaccine deaths in the U.S. alone since the launch of the vaccination program. This is unjustifiable on its own and fails any risk/benefit calculus but is doubly so if treatment using the drugs I mentioned earlier had always been available.

    • Thanks: Ben the Layabout
    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @orchardist
  470. @Kali

    Salut Kali,

    Hope you are fine in Portugal. Here it is becoming rather hellish. The good thing is that the millions concerned by the destruction of our basic liberties are connecting more and more. This is what we are doing in our area but many people are shocked by the brutality, the obvious predator like mentality of the government.

    Everybody should be adviced not to come to our plagued country. Plagued by the Wetiko virus, the insanity of plain psychopaths.

    At least my neighboors have not fallen for the madness and many doubled injected in the village are now very very fed up with what is going on and their “desactivation” from the ‘pass vaccinal’. They had been obedient and promised to be rewarded and they are now considered as antivaxxers. Many refuse the third jab and I hear of many third injected refusing adamtly to follow to fourth injection to come. Many among them say they had been so sick after the third dose that enough is enough.

    Many doctors and nurses are witnessing the poisonous result of the injections and it is becoming common to hear about their experience.

    The situation is explosive. I was in Mali before the civil war broke out and during the violent events, I know what I mean.

    Jah bless you.

    • Replies: @Kali
    , @DevilAdvocate
  471. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    “Dr. Scott Atlas: The Reality Is The Lockdowns Killed People”

    I wonder about this, at least as it concerns the inability of people to secure timely medical treatment for reasons other than covid. We do have a concept known as “iatrogenic” deaths – deaths caused by doctors essentially. I believe I have read that these number as many as 200,000 in “normal” times. I also remember reading about “doctors’ strikes” in Israel during the 1990s. The death rate went *down* when the doctors struck. Two of the strikes went on so long that the morticians were quoted as complaining. (If that was satire, it wasn’t mine.)

    Therefore, in assessing the overall impact of lockdown-caused deaths, we need also to account for lockdown-prevented, iatrogenic deaths. It gets very messy though when you have to consider that said prevented deaths may well be over-compensated for by the iatrogenic covid deaths – deaths caused by medical maltreatment, mistreatment and non-treatment of covid in the hospitals, such as the administration of remdesivir, the use of ventilators, and the absolute forbidding of the use of proven pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals.

    Our health care and welcome to it.

  472. geokat62 says:
    @John Johnson

    The anti-vaxx side needs to throw in the towel. This data is consistent around the world that the vaccines work.

    You must’ve missed reading comment #2 up thread?

    View the video or read this pdf document and tell us if you still think the inoculations work…

    https://newsrescue.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/The-COVID-19-Inoculations-More-Harm-Than-Good-REV-Dec-16-2021-1.pdf

  473. Kali says:
    @Ben the Layabout

    But your example of “virus denial” is beyond the pale. Viruses exist.

    Your suggestion that I have ever said or implied otherwise is beyond the pale, Ben the Layabout.

    SARS viruses exist.

    This discussion is about the ALEDGED SARS-cov2 virus specifically, and my comments have specifically called into question the isolation of that virus… more specifically still, can you please bring to this forum evidence that a live SARS-cov2 virus has ever been isolated from an infected man or woman. After two years of this pandemic of lies, it’s the least the sceptics and cynics of the world deserve!

    Touting sythesised viruses on behalf of big pharma doesn’t cut it, no matter how clever you think it makes you sound.

    Skepticism is fine, but cynicism is too far.

    I beg to differ. From wiki:

    Cynicism (Ancient Greek: κυνισμός) is a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy as practiced by the Cynics (Ancient Greek: Κυνικοί; Latin: Cynici). For the Cynics, the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. As reasoning creatures, people can gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which is natural for themselves, rejecting all conventional desires for wealth, power, and fame, and even flouting conventions openly and derisively in public. Instead, they were to lead a simple life free from all possessions.

    Sounds good to me!

    People like you discredit more legitimate questioning of dogma, which is perhaps what you or your handlers intend?

    What a very funny and very cheeky little runt you are Mr Layabout!
    Do you seriously consider yourself to be “more legitimate” than I or any other user of this website? Oh dear!

    As for your snide insinuation that I’m some sort of agent because I legitimately question the existance of a virus which, to the best of my knowledge has never been isolated (gene soup is not isolation) – if my knowledge is incomplete then better to disabuse me rather than abuse and insult me, no? – may I remind you that several months ago, back in the days of “crackpot corner”, I entirely doxxed myself on this website because I have nothing to hide, and nothing to fear, including from the spooks and g-men that prowl these boards.

    Anyone using this forum with a mind to do so could very easily trace my internet activities going back to the days I went by the handle “kazz67” and moderated the tpuc.org forum some 12 or 13 years ago.
    Indeed anyone here with a mind to could easily find me physically here on my mountainside in Central Portugal, based soley on information I have freely given here. – Though I’d advise anyone who chose to do so to bring a spine with them… and/or a taste for living outside of the system by sheer bloody-minded determination not to compromise with the crooks, liars and paedophiles who legitimise the sort of bullshit people like you spout in the hope of winning a few brownie points from them.

    Don’t believe me? Check my comment history. Then get back in your box!

    Regards,
    Kali.

  474. CJ says:
    @Anonymous

    I’m not sure that there are currently any studies that investigate the propagation of the Covid mrna injections throughout the body.

    There was a report from a Japanese regulatory agency that was publicized by the Canadian virologist Dr. Byram Bridle. Based on Pfizer’s own submission to the Japanese, the spike proteins accumulate in various organs.

    https://www.rodefshalom613.org/2021/06/recently-revealed-japanese-study-shows-covid-vaccines-may-affect-fertility/?utm_source=pocket_mylist#Dr_Byram_Bridle

    https://hardball.parkoffletter.org/pfizer-bio-distribution-study-submitted-to-the-japanese-government/

  475. The vaccines appear ineffective in preventing infection or transmission, and their main benefit is to greatly reduce the risk of serious illness or death. So the vaccinated have little to fear from those who reject the needle, while the latter can make an informed—or perhaps emotional—choice in weighing the risks of a relatively untested vaccine against those of severe Covid illness.

    This, to me, is the alpha and the omega, and everything in between, of the discussion.

    What is driving the insane obsession of the vaccine fanatics? Why is Novak Djokovic, a world class athlete in a tip top state of health, ejected from Australia and banned from entering the country for three years because he chose to not be “vaccinated” and has publicly expressed skepticism of the efficacy of these “vaccines”? If his vaccination status has zero to do with whether or not he spreads the disease, why would someone who has supposedly been inoculated against the disease care so much?

    The answer is that Covid is now the substitute religion, really the replacement for Christianity, in the Western world. What’s unique in recent history is that its adherents oftentimes have divergent agendas. However, the unifying force is the presence of the virus. All hail the virus. These adherents include:

    Hypochondriacs with a primordial fear of diseases and plagues which has probably been around since we lived in caves;

    People who want to stay home from work or “work” from home (See school teachers);

    People who want to receive government checks for sitting at home;

    People who want to supplement their income with government checks;

    Business people who want a generous PPP loan;

    Control-freak women, who never having had child to hector about wearing their jacket outside, now get the chance to hector people about wearing masks;

    Democratic politicians who want to change the election process so they can ballot stuff and commit all manner of voter fraud to ensure their perpetual hegemony;

    Media people who get hits with scare headlines;

    The “I f*****g love science crowd” – upper middle class liberals with advanced degrees – who view this as their chance to imprison and maybe even torture those horrible MAGA people who don’t like vaccines and believe in “conspiracy theories” like “Q Anon.”

    In the specific case of Australia, I wonder if part of the reason so many are angry at Djokovic is because, deep down, they really want to exclude somebody from Australia, but they’re not allowed to oppose unlimited immigration from Africa or Asia?

    Finally, over-arching everything, is the need to identify “others” and persecute them. Since you’re no longer allowed to identify black criminals and illegal aliens and gender-confused psychopaths as “others,” all of that energy is now vented on the “un-vaxxed.”

  476. geokat62 says:
    @Bugey libre

    Thank you for that update on the situation in France, Bl. It was very informative.

    The “pass vaccinal”‘s restriction are reminiscent of the Jewish laws promulgated by the French authorities during the occupation of our country by the National Socialist Germany . Most of the rulings are just plain copy/paste of the restrictions imposed on the Jews and it is factual not an exageration on my part.

    Yes, the parallels are very striking, indeed. If one had a cynical mindset, one might even detect a semblance of déjà vu, no?

    • Agree: Mehen
    • Replies: @Bugey libre
  477. @Lysias

    The ‘advice’ to stay indoors, where the virus spreads, and not go outdoors, where viral infection is vanishingly rare, and where you can get sun exposure and produce Vitamin D, caused many deaths. But they do not admit it, even now. Vitamin D prophylaxis is STILL ignored, and in some places, attacked as ‘misinformation’. All you get here in Austfailia is’vaxx, vaxx, vaxx and vaxx again’. The slightest deviation makes you an ‘anti-vaxxer’ and a leper.
    The MSM scum, particularly the feminazis, are frantic that the omnicon wave appears to have peaked. Their mission is to spread FEAR, non-stop, and one hideous Harpie has just latched on to an observation from one of our plague of ‘epidemiologists’ that peaks can ‘un-peak’, to commence a new campaign of fear and loathing, for the Evil ‘anti-vaxxers’. And they have the gall to deny that a mass hysteria is occurring. Fear grips the soul.

  478. Kali says:
    @gsjackson

    That “I am IS the way” makes good sense also, though it’s not an easy path to take to reach so deeply inside that one discovers ones own true divinity… the journey of all seekers.

    I’ve never actually read any Emerson but I will be sure to look him up. Is there any specific book you’d recomend?

    Thanks for the interesting comment.

    Fond regards,
    Kali.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  479. Emslander says:
    @Marcion

    Linh Dinh took himself out.

  480. @Alfred

    The ‘Epoch Times’ aka Falun Gong, ie the CIA. Quite a source!

    • Agree: acementhead, Kali
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  481. @Jay Fink

    You take dumb, ignorant, brainwashed upper middle proles, and bombard them with fear and loathing, since the Trump disaster, and growing with CoViD, and you get mass hysteria. Oldest trick in the book.If not for the lock-downs, we might have gotten a real St. Vitus’ Dance thing going. Pity-maybe the ‘next wave’. Which makes me think-perhaps I should watch ‘The Last Wave’ again. It’s streaming, probably because Gulpilil went to meet his ancestors.

  482. Emslander says:
    @Ron Unz

    I don’t doubt that some people have died from vaxxing-induced fatal strokes and heart attacks. But my point is that since the total number of fatal strokes and heart attacks dropped significantly after the vaxxing drive began, the number probably isn’t all that large.

    Might be of some concern to the dead and their loved ones.

    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  483. Ron Unz says:
    @ConfusedReader

    To my knowledge, you have never looked at the data for vaccine adverse effects from the anti-vaxx camp on its own merits…If VAERS is underreported by 10x, that’s 220,000 vaccine deaths in the U.S. alone since the launch of the vaccination program.

    Frankly, those numbers seem crazy to me.

    All the anti-vaxxers seem to claim that the Covid vaccines are dangerous because they cause fatal strokes and heart attacks. But as I pointed out in my article, the total number of fatal strokes and heart attacks has actually declined since the vaxxing drive began. How would that be possible if vaxxing were killing the huge numbers of people that you claim? Just go look at the fatality-cause charts and tables that I linked.

  484. Mevashir says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    I try and only get mad when appropriate. Per Aristotle. Even Jesus lost his temper with the money changers. One for sure inappropriate occasion for anger is the murder of JFK.

    I appreciate your perspective. So do you think it’s a mistake to have no statute of limitations on murder?

    He asked rhetorically “you are still pissed off at a person who is dead and that is controlling your life; how stupid is that?”

    It is stupid, but Christianity (and maybe other traditions) would teach that this is not easy to overcome, it is a demonic stronghold in your life that requires a form of exorcism.

  485. @Lysias

    This is how I reckon that claim:

    Frank Sturgis B. 1924
    G. Bush I B. 1924
    Lee Oswald B. 1939
    Jack Ruby B. 1911

    Frank Sturgis and G. Bush I were 39 y.o. in 1963 and I assume they had the minimum experience to have a responsible role. Lee Harvey Oswald was 24 and no way would he have been entrusted to do anything but be a go-fer.

    If anybody born in 1924 is still alive now they would be 97. Working clandestine jobs and longevity are not a likely combination. It’s possible. P~<.01.

  486. Mevashir says:
    @Truth Vigilante

    I see one flaw in your eloquent pitch for free market unfettered capitalism. Namely the role of protectionism and HIGH tariffs in both Grift Britain and the United States. This clearly shows that politics is always involved with economics. You can’t escape it.

    The eras you cite of unprecedented growth depended on protectionism to shield domestic producers from foreign competitors and then military and other coercive forces to facilitate export of products to countries not smart enough to enact protectionism.

    It’s all a completely rigged game. America was founded on addiction: tobacco sugar and rum that enslave consumers and are produced by literal slaves.

    So in my opinion your peon to Capitalism is without justification or legitimacy.

  487. Mevashir says:
    @Thomm

    I have said exactly this for years. See my archives. The purpose of this website is to attract and aggregate malcontents and WN losers into a controlled opposition utility that can be amped up and down as needed for Jewish benefit.

    Very eloquently put. Better than me.

    Yet, he has innovated on his own, and has created a new form of Hasbara, known as ‘RUnzbara’. I am a big fan of what he has done.

    Why are you a fan?

    • Replies: @Truth
  488. Vidi says:
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    Comment #5 has a link to a nugget:

    https://denisrancourt.ca/entries.php?id=107&name=2021_10_25_nature_of_the_covid_era_public_health_disaster_in_the_usa_from_all_cause_mortality_and_socio_geo_economic_and_climatic_data

    I notice two things in the paper by Rancourt, Baudin, Mercier:

    (1) The paper has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, as it says on the cover page. To me, this probably means it FAILED to pass peer review and is likely garbage.

    (2) The paper attempts to explain away the death spike in 2020 by invoking other factors such as obesity, but as far as I can see does NOT say how many deaths each factor may have caused. This lack of quantification is a major failure. A lot of talk but not nearly enough facts: the “paper” looks like a snow job.

    • Replies: @Bugey libre
  489. @Ultrafart the Brave

    We’re at war, and the Church Militant are being challenged like never before.

    I’m sorry to disappoint you but the Church Militant is extinct since some time ago. Maybe the last remnants existed until Council Vatican II (at Pope Paul VI papacy).
    And, according to Emmanuel Swedenborg (a scientist, inventor, and later a visionary mystic, from the XVIIIth), we have entered the Final Judgment era by mid seventeenth century.

    Because, what is really the Church Militant ? You are quite right about the other two, the Church Suffering and the Church Triumphant. But saying we are part of the Church Militant, just because either our parents signed us through a simple ceremony (baptism), or because we think we believe in Jesus Christ and the Bible, that does not make us at all a rightful member.
    In the past, people who aspired to be called as such, they struggled hard at it, amidst an already very hard life, they made a lot of sacrifices, they prayed a lot, they attended and participated at all ceremonies and religious duties, and they were almost always supported and encouraged by members of the Church Triumphant, while still alive or already dead. And the best of them, Militants, still looked at themselves as totally unworthy of being called as such.

    And today, who still does that ?
    Just to point at the prayer aspect, this is something much more complicated than just articulating some words. And Faith too. Why is it written that Faith moves mountains ? This is not just an allegory…

    I’m sorry (again) but, from the point of view of real Church, we today are simply…nothing.
    And being nothing, we just pass aside, unperceived, unworthy, and destined most surely to be re-absorbed into a mass of confusion.

  490. jimbojones says: • Website

    This article is a textbook case of strawman argument.

    Regarding the excess Covid deaths, it is not important whether people were struck by “the flu” or by a “novel virus”. What matters is, why have people not been treated with the known cheap cures, and instead just left to die? Dr McCullough and Dr Kory are both widely published and actually treat patients. They have had effective protocols from the start. Why have health officials refused to recommend the usage of their protocols? Are the two doctors (and the teams behind them) wrong, and how so, and what is their motivation if so?
    https://covid19criticalcare.com
    https://aapsonline.org/mccullough-protocol-3-page.pdf

    Regarding vaccine deaths, Steve Kirsch is a vaccinated multi-millionaire Tech exec. He dropped his whole career and dedicated his e