The Dose 10-24-21

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A column for considerate conversation of all things COVID

The COVID Cash Cow

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Is Pfizer putting profits above lives? Public Citizen, a non-profit organization says that Pfizer can stop countries from speaking about contracts, block vaccine donations, unilaterally change delivery schedules & demand public assets as collateral.

https://www.citizen.org/article/pfizers-power/
1. Pfizer Reserves the Right to Silence Governments.
2. Pfizer Controls Vaccine Donations.
3. Pfizer Secured an “IP Waiver” for Itself.
4. Private Arbitrators, not Public Courts, Decide Disputes in Secret.
5. Pfizer Can Go After State Assets.
6. Pfizer Calls the Shots on Key Decisions.

It ain't over till it's over...
22 Months On, The Pandemic is far from over (5 min)

Russia is imposing a week-long shutdown. The UK is witnessing a record spike in cases. Latvia has entered a 4-week lockdown. China is reporting cases in 10 provinces

I for one will be glad when COVID isn't such a controlling factor in our life.

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Don't necessarily 'beat' Covid, any more than the Bedouin beat the desert or Sherpas beat the Himalayas.. BUT they appear to have come through with far less damage health-wise than places claiming to follow 'the science' and Big Pharma.

In the case of the Amish, as Sharyl Atkisson reports, they simply kept working and powered through without resorting to hospitals, testing or vaccination. Presumably, some did die, but by far the most got Covid and didn't die - they ended up doing better than ever economically and now have near-universal natural immunity.

Not sure how long this will survive on YT:

India's Covid situation has been, overall, improving rapidly for months. There are considerable differences within the country from state to state, though.

For Oct. 18, India was reporting 13,500 or so new daily cases, Israel 1400 plus. India is around 15% vaccinated, Israel 85%. India new cases, around ten times greater than Israel. India population, though? *155* times that of Israel.

Although India health authorities recently removed Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin from recommended drugs for Covid treatment, states such as Goa and Uttar Pradesh that have made extensive use of IVM have had better outcomes than those such as Kerala which hav emphasized vaccines and actively discouraged IVM. Note below how Kerala has significantly more Covid deaths reported than Uttar Pradesh even though its population is only one-seventh or so of UP's...

India Economic Times reports (10/18):

Synopsis
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 24 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 113 consecutive days now.

India added 13,596 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,81,315, while the active cases declined to 1,89,694, the lowest in 221 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,52,290 with 166 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.56 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.12 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 6,152 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The active cases comprise 0.56 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.12 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 6,152 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 166 new fatalities include 74 from Kerala and 29 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,52,290 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,39,789 from Maharashtra, 37,941 from Karnataka, 35,899 from Tamil Nadu, 26,865 from Kerala, 25,089 from Delhi, 22,898 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,977 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/active-covid-19-cases-lo...

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of competing vaccines or treatment options via “sole discretion” clauses.

Although India health authorities recently removed Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin from recommended drugs for Covid treatment, states such as Goa and Uttar Pradesh that have made extensive use of IVM have had better outcomes than those such as Kerala which hav emphasized vaccines and actively discouraged IVM. Note below how Kerala has significantly more Covid deaths reported than Uttar Pradesh even though its population is only one-seventh or so of UP's...

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"I fear that monstrous russian dictatorship going to attack the free world with bioweapons it seized in unexisting Pentagon funded humanitarian Ukrainian biolabs."
Greg Galloway 3/14/22

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@Blue Republic "Who believe they did the right thing"

Unlike those that just want us to die

And Grayson got it right

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin

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FOUR or more co-morbidities.
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/most-covid-19-hospi...
A study estimated that nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.

India is foolish to drop the successful IVM rec. I think Mexico has continued theirs. Meanwhile in the US...

By August 13, 2021, the CDC reported Ivermectin prescriptions had reached 88,000 per week, up 24-fold from the baseline of 3,600 per week. Based upon increasing popularity, it appears this number has risen many times again over the past two months, easily reaching into the millions. ...
The current graph of the United States COVID cases has taken on the "Ivermectin Fingerprint" pattern so fa