Tuesday, July 27, 2021

PSA: Fear porn? No Sale.

h/t Odd Job


I just left the ER. Where I work in Greater Southern Califrutopia.

We are officially far from being crushed by COVID. We're mainly annoyed at the stupid fuckers who keep spreading it, as if it just "went away" or something. Our COVID tents are going back up, to keep dipshits who know they have an active symptomatic case of it from walking inside and hanging out with family members before they think it's important enough to tell us this. (After the first five times you have to decon the entire waiting room and triage area, it's just not funny anymore). And we've gone back to full N95s all the time, within the ER, because of the recent spike in herd stupidity.

COVID is making a small comeback; nothing like last December/January when we WERE being crushed by it. We just got our first cases since February, starting about two weeks ago. And one jackass employee who came to work sick, and exposed an entire department to it, instead of taking sick days. Not all fucking morons who come to the hospital, and deserve to be clubbed about the head and shoulders with table legs until they bleed from their ears and eyes, are the patients.

Our ICU is half-full, because half the nursing staff left or quit after COVID 1.0 due to workload burnout. So half the beds are full, with the normal ICU patients (intubated, post-surgical, heart attacks, strokes, major trauma, etc.). The other half are unstaffed, nightly, because we can't find replacement ICU nurses at anything less than exorbitant rates, so they are unusable beds. AFAIK, we don't have a single COVID patient in the ICU, but if we did, it wouldn't be more than 1 or 2. The bigger problem is that this backs up ICU patients into the ER for days on end, and so new patients can't get in for hours, even for serious problems.

Our new COVID cases are about a 50:50 split between fully vaxxed, and totally unvaxxed.

That's the difference between reality on the ground, and bots and idiots spreading CDC b.s. talking points on Facecrack and other socialist disinformation websites.

And BTW, to date, the "Delta variant" doesn't mean Jack or Shit to us.

You either have active COVID, or you don't.

You either have it bad enough to need hospitalization, or you don't.

(The latter would mean "COVID hypoxia so bad you can't go home without oxygen", FTR.)

Anything else is officially in the IDGAF file, pretty much in perpetuity.


If this changes, I'll pass along updates.




h/t Peter

(For those who missed it 50+ times in the comments here and multiple other sites, I'm not vaxxed, and don't intend to be in any foreseeable future. I won't be a beta-test guinea pig for an experimental not-a-vaccine, with questionable safety, and no liability to the makers. And even if they put skin in the game - which none of them have, to date - I can't sue anyone if I'm dead. N95s and hand washing got me through the last 18 months with frothing fulminant COVID patients at halitosis range just fine; I see no need to change course at this point, come hell or high water. When someone makes an actual vaccine, with absolutely the same level of safety as a flu shot, or tetanus booster, that isn't a frankenvirus DNA experiment, we can talk. Until then, pass the hand sanitizer, and stay your sick ass over there please.












And for the Just-The-Flu-Bro morons who keep pimping that monumentally jackassical level of stupidity, a relatively pissant 1.6% CFR rate (only 16x worse than annual flu) among the almost 4M Califrutopians (i.e. 10% or so, no more) who ever contracted it means, that while 98.4% of those who did, didn't die, the over 60,000 who did is more deaths, in a year and change, just in Califrutopia, than all US deaths in the Vietnam War, from 1954-1975. It's not "just the flu, bro", it's "Just The Vietnam War, every year, bro". If that cluebat of reality upside the head isn't enough to put it into proper perspective for you, you're really too stupid to be on the internet without adult supervision, aren't you? And the pat you're about to get on the back won't be anything like what you thought was coming your way.)













Run and hide? FUCK NO.

Just stop being stone-IQ fucking morons about what's really out there.

And stop acting shocked and butthurt when TPTB use that Reality to go Miles Beyond Full Retard to ratchet up Tyranny, like they have, like they will.

It's what they do.

Tell them to fuck off with that shit.

If they won't listen, shoot the sumbitches in the face until they do.

(It was amazing how reasonable the Nazis got when we took their whole country away, wasn't it?)

So maybe more of that, and less Coronatardation and Covidiocy about kooky black helicopter chemtrail theories, please. If reality hurts your head, that was the 2x4 hitting the back of your skull a few times.

Pay attention faster next time.


UPDATE: 2+2=5: Peter over at BRM does more legwork, and the propaganda on this "spike" is pure lies, and bald-faced bullshit. QED

16 comments:

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Aesop, as I have listening to and observing the increased hullabaloo about the Delta Variant, the one thing that flummoxes me is the fact that the regulatory agencies (FDA, EMA, etc.) have completely let the pressure off of the vaccine manufacturers. They should be pressuring them weekly on when they intend to submit their BLAs/NDAs for approval and hold them to those dates. Instead, it is as if there is no reason at all to submit the package.

A pretty handy way to do this would be to simply state that if they go a year beyond the EUA date, the agencies will start delicensing other product lines. That will get their attention in a hurry.

Also, making all safety and efficacy data for all phases of clinical trial - the raw data and the AE reports along with the summary reports - might go a long way towards providing actual insight into any safety risks.

C.S. Lewis wrote long ago that when science became politicized, it would cease to be science. Strange I have lived to see such days.

ruralcounsel said...

"In just the first four months of this year, the U.S. government has recorded more deaths after COVID vaccinations than from all other vaccines administered in the United States between mid-1997 and the end of 2013. That’s a period of fifteen and a half years."

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sIWb9GTbbE

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

"Just The Vietnam War, every year, bro"

That's just one state, I would say that meets a depopulation criteria though. They must be happy, for now.

Wallstreet journal headline near the top an hour ago but now towards the bottom.

"Pfizer Forecasts $33.5 Billion in Covid-19 Vaccine Sales"

Greg said...

A righteous rant, thanks. Two points I would ask your opinions on. Where do you stand on the preventative, prophylactic, and/or treatment options of Ivermectin, HCQ, Zinc, Vit C & D, and for acute cases, Dexamethasone, being touted in shall we say "alternative media"?
And two: What do you propose as a response to the slow rollout of (not)vaccine mandates being forced on us?

Tex said...

Question for you - IF you were to get the Covid - what are your thoughts on HCQ vs. Ivermectin? I have the former just in case and am thinking of picking up the Ivermectin. I'd be curious to know what your experience has been with either. Thanks for all you do

Unknown said...

"Our new COVID cases are about a 50:50 split between fully vaxxed, and totally unvaxxed."

Just another datapoint to consider for us gene-therapy-hesitants.

As far as personal conjecture, I think what authoritarians are claiming to be "a more infectious delta-variant surge" is actually just the natural spike that occurs after everything opens up. People are socializing more with little or no restrictions and catching whatever is floating around is the end result.

I could be wrong (it wouldn't be the first or last time), but I suspect this will level out in a couple weeks, and the Mask Nazis will claim victory.

SFTOBEY said...

Don't forget the over 1 million illegal aliens - from all over the world - that are being bused / flown all around the country. That's just the ones that the BP & ICE know about. What about the ones that are able to sneak in undetected? You want to know where the Who-Flung-Poo-Virus upticks are coming from? You can start there.

Unknown said...

Well, yes, the death rate in CA matches that in the Vietnam War, but only if you believe that the war actually happened and it wasn't just routine seasonal violence between free and communist nations. /sarc

Heard someone tonight whine about how hard wearing masks is on kids. I wanted to ask about how hard it is burying loved ones because of idiots like him. Inconveniencing children might actually be a good thing - they can learn early on that the world doesn't revolve around them.

~Rhea

Survivormann99 said...

Aesop,


I'm curious. How many deaths have you had in your ICU since May 1? How many of these deaths involved people less than 40 years of age? How many involved people in their 40s? 50s? 60s? 70s? 80s or older?

How many of these deaths did not involve patients with serious co-morbidities?

According to reports, the CDC is withdrawing the current COVID test on December 31. Apparently it can't tell the difference between COVID and seasonal flu, which explains the disappearance of flu last year, since everything was being called COVID. Beyond that, the test didn't measure the viral load, as in, yep, you have some COVID virus in your nostrils, but we have no idea if you have enough to ever make you sick. (I have no medical credentials. I am only saying what I have read about the situation in the last day or so.)

If half of the ICU admissions now involve non-vaxxed, and the other half involve the vaxxed, that doesn't sound like much incentive for anyone to get the jab, and risk the long term effects that we can only guess about now.

My pulmonologist strongly encouraged me to get vaccinated. And then he said, "But we don't really know what the long term effects will be in 4 or 5 years." Say WHAT?, mother schmucker!!!

Aesop said...

@Survivorman,
No COVID deaths that I'm aware of. As I said, we stopped having COVID patients by March, until a couple of weeks ago.
All three of our recent admissions are aged 40s to 50s, no co-morbidities.
Our ICU nurse who died last October was mid-40s.

I have no idea about the level of bullshit being spun up, but going back to Feb 2020, were run flu swabs AND Covid swabs, side-by-side, and the flu swabs can sure as hell spot seasonal flu, since ever. We had maybe as many as 6 cases of flu from Feb '20 to now, total. Normally, we'd be into the high hundreds to low thousands in an average year.
There was virtually no flu in 2020 to speak of. Almost like masks and hand sanitizer, coupled with a drastically curtailed infection pool of petri-dish kids to bring it home to all their mommies and daddies from one sick playmate may have had some wee effect on that annual deal last year.

We haven't had a flu death in any hospital I've worked in, in recorded history, AFAIK.
Whereas I personally bagged and tagged at least a dozen deaths from COVID in the last 18 months.

And frankly, a chest X-ray is considered diagnostic for COVID, coupled with hypoxia, loss of taste/smell, etc.

Concur about the vaxx; of course we have no idea of long-term effects, because it never existed before December 2020. As I said, I refuse to be a beat-test guinea pig for Big Pharma.

@Greg,
re: slow-rolled mandatory vaxxing
Shoot the sumbitches pushing that, public or private entities, in the face.
100% efficacy.

@Tex,
HCQ has been used safely and effectively for literally decades.
It would be my go-to prophylaxis.
I haven't looked into Ivermectin.

ALCON:
Not the links, and read the comments there.
Annual flu vaxx: 20-something deaths nationwide in a given year, with a nationwide 50+% vaxx rate.
COVID Vaxx: 11,000 deaths and counting, more than every other vaccine since we started making them, combined.
Like I said, get a COVID vaxx that's an actual vaccine, and with annual flu shot safety numbers, plus Big Pharma having skin in the game, and we can talk.

Mark said...

Aesop,
I seem to recall you saying, either in a blog post or in comments to one, that you'd likely get the Moderna jab because it's only one shot instead of two. Just curious what changed? Or am I remembering incorrectly? If so apologies.

Aesop said...

You're remembering incorrectly.
Moderna is two jabs.

I was considering the J&J version, which is one, but they pulled that one worldwide (and then un-pulled it) due to adverse reactions (read deaths), at which point it went into the wood chipper the same as the other two AFAIK.
They're all unsafe at any speed.

Not getting experimental vaccines. Period.

I wouldn't recommend them for anyone else, either, and until and unless we get a constitutional republic back, I wouldn't believe Jack or Shit you are told about them - EVER - by TPTB.
The COVID jabs are roughly 500 times more dangerous than the flu shot, a level of lethality that would have gotten people prosecuted and imprisoned for crimes against humanity in pre-COVID times.

Survivormann99 said...

"Utopia" is a series on Amazon Prime. Spoiler alerts follow, so STOP READING NOW if this bothers you.

In the series, a pandemic is faked. An evil Big Pharma exec develops a "vaccine." The vaccine is given to a huge part of the population. It turns out that what the vaccine really does is limit reproduction.

This series hit Amazon Prime around February or March of this year. Since it was filmed before COVID was even heard of, it's timing is just plain weird.

Given how much Bill Gates and other oligarchs have beaten the drum about reducing the planet's population, seeing a TV series with so many similarities to "art imitating life" is very unsettling. And, again, it was filmed well before most people had ever heard of the WuFlu.

John said...

Just excellent.

T said...

Blue-Pilled: Everything they tell me is true.

Green-Pilled: Okay, so they lie once in a while.

Pink-Pilled: If they lied about this, what else are they lying about?

Red-Pilled: HOLY SHIT, they're lying about EVERYTHING!

Robin Datta said...

FLCCC is an assortment of critical care doctors that work ICUs.
FLCCC's latest report.