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Causes for Mediocre Real-Life Efficacy of Current COVID-19 Vaccines

August 25, 2021 34 comments

Most readers must have, by now, heard or come across multiple instances of “breakthrough” symptomatic COVID-19 infections in “double-vaccinated” individuals- including many young and otherwise healthy ones. The rapidly increasing number of such infections, which are still being aggressively ignored by CDC and the establishment, make mockery of the initial claims of 94-95% efficacy for mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. In Israel, one of earliest and most vaccinated countries, breakthrough COVID-19 infections now account for over 60% of those requiring hospitalization. In response, the dumbfucks are mandating a third dose of the same vaccine- most likely because third time is the charm.

So what happened? How did vaccines will alleged efficacy of 94-95% at preventing even mild symptomatic COVID-19 underperform so badly in real life? Also, why don’t other currently available vaccines (except for Influenza A) fail at high rates? While every talking head on TV wants to blame “delta” or some other exotic sounding strain, the real reasons for the mediocre real-life efficacy of vaccines was very predictable, for a number of well-known and obvious reasons. As you will soon see, many of them have been well understood for decades and it says a lot about the current crop of “experts” that they either ignored them or were ignorant.

1] The fact that the dominant COVID-19 strain today comes from the “delta” lineage is, by far, the least important reason for why current vaccines have such mediocre efficacy- but let us talk about it anyway. The biggest factor behind why “delta” strains matter is that majority of significant mutations have occurred in spike protein of COVID-19, which is the only protein used in (or generated by) almost all currently approved vaccines. The antibody response to any virus is polyclonal (many different antibody lineages of varying specificity) and directed against all foreign proteins (antigens) expressed by that virus. Using a whole virus, in attenuated or inactivated form exposes the immune system to all viral antigens, including those much less able to undergo significant mutations.

Here is a fun fact, even non-neutralizing antibodies directed towards less “important ” viral antigens have an important role to play in the immune response. This is, for example, why only three strains of poliovirus can cover all possible mutations for that virus- or why a single strain of measles or yellow fever virus can cover almost any mutation in those viruses. This is why the most effective human and animal vaccines usually contain the whole virus in their inactivated and attenuated form. And yes, Hepatis B vaccine works well with a single antigen because HBsAg is strongly immunogenic and elicits a very good T-cell response in addition to B-cell mediated antibody production.

2] And this brings to the question of whether T-cell mediated immunity in combination with B-cell mediated immunity is more important for lasting immunity against viruses and other intracellular pathogens than just B-cell mediated immunity. Well.. as I said in the previous paragraph, there is more than one reason we prefer to make vaccines using the whole virus (inactivated or attenuated)- and this is the second one. As it turns out, non-surface viral proteins which are not involved in viral infectivity nonetheless also provide targets for the T-cells, including those involved in formation of immune memories. So even a virus with a partial “escape” mutation in its surface proteins/s will still trigger the T- cell mediated part of immune system and kickstart the immune response.

While it is more expensive and slower to measure than antibody levels, we know that T-cell mediated responses have the best correlation with duration of immunity conferred by an infection or vaccine. This finding holds for viruses ranging from smallpox (now extinct) to measles, yellow fever, rubella, chickenpox etc. As it turns out.. mRNA vaccines elicit a rather poor T-cell mediated response, even though they do a pretty good job making the body produce antibodies via a B-cell response. Even under ideal conditions, mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 as they exist right now (spike protein only) are unlikely to create long-lasting immunity. Recovery from natural infection does a much better job of stimulating a robust T-cell response in addition to a B-cell mediated one.

3] Then there is the issue of what types of antibodies are produced. The well known antibody classes (IgG and IgM), are also the only ones produced in response to current vaccines, remain within the bloodstream and tissues. They cannot, therefore, neutralize viruses until they enter the bloodstream or tissues. COVID-19, along with many other respiratory viruses, is far more likely to cause a local infection in the upper respiratory tract where it is out of reach (at least initially) of those two antibody classes. There is another class (IgA, especially the secreted subclass) which can be secreted into mucus and other bodily fluids to provide such protection- however the body makes such antibodies only after natural infection by the pathogen or an attenuated vaccine such as the oral polio vaccine.

In other words, injected mRNA vaccines or even current adenovirus-based ones were never going to be able to prevent localized infection by COVID-19 in the upper respiratory tract. Therefore those vaccinated with current vaccines will still get infected, spread the virus and likely get mild symptoms. This was always the case and anybody pretending otherwise is a lying shill or just plain dumb. If we had an inhaled vaccine based on an attenuated strain of COVID-19 or another attenuated live virus expressing the spike protein.. well, things would be quite different then. My point is that “experts” and establishment pretending that these vaccines could prevent transmission and mild symptoms was always a very stupid idea.

It is important to point out that vaccines of any type have lower rates of efficacy in the very old AND sick- who are, coincidentally, the most likely to die from COVID-19. As many of you also know, the majority of deaths from COVID-19 occurred in people who were above 80 AND in nursing homes or assisted living situations. In summary, the current crop of COVID-19 vaccines were created based on lame considerations- such as how flashy the underlying technology sounded rather than how effective it was likely to be in real life. It does not help that the clinical trials used to make the 95% efficacy claim were underpowered and fixed. To make matters worse, they were widely promoted to do things which they weren’t capable of doing. And you wonder why so many are skeptical of them.

What do you think? Comments?

NSFW Links: Aug 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 4 comments

These links are NSFW. Will post something more intellectual tomorrow.

3D Spanking Toons: Aug 22, 2021 – Rendered toons of curvy cuties getting spanked.

Amateur Beach Cuties: Aug 13, 2021 – Amateur beach cuties without sunglasses.

Assorted Spanking Toons: Aug 1, 2021 – Assorted toons of cuties getting spanked.

Enjoy!

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Tragic Inevitability of Mass Shootings Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

August 19, 2021 21 comments

One of the more peculiar features of life in this this country during the past four decades has been the steady rise of mass shooting incidents. While liberals blame this either on “guns” or “mental health”, it is my opinion that the real reasons for their rise are intrinsically linked to socio-economic fabric of this country coming apart over those 40 years. Mass shootings were basically non-existent in this country till the 1980s. Sure.. instances of gangs gunning down each other’s members has always been a feature of American history- but people not involved in those outfits were almost never affected unless they were accidently hit by stray bullets.

My point is that mass shootings of the type which have become increasingly common over the past two decades are a new thing- and the first major outbreak of such incidents occurred in the mid 1980s. There is a reason why a juvenile but hugely entertaining FPS shooter game series is named ‘Postal‘. But have you ever wondered why mass shootings weren’t a thing in this country before that era? Why didn’t any of many millions of veterans who returned from WW1, WW2 or the Korean war (often scarred by PTSD and serious physical injuries) go out and commit spree shootings- even when they lived in an era where one could buy guns from mail order catalogs- as a certain ex-marine did in 1963.

As I have said in many previous posts, social atomization which occurs alongside the precarity and zero-sum competition under neoliberalism creates conditions that cause the rise of a certain type of person who has no worthwhile social connections, nothing left to lose and no future to look forward- and they are almost always men. It is therefore not surprising that a small percentage of such people might consider killing semi-random people who remind them of people they dislike, regardless of the consequences, as a personal victory. FYI- in Weimer era Germany, such people often joined the Nazi party and other similar organizations. In any case, the reason why mass shootings occur in this country has a lot to do with socio-economic trends, rather than “guns” or “mental health”.

And this brings me to the topic of second- and third- order effects of various poorly thought restrictions, regulations and rules put in place by many western governments as a response to COVID-19 pandemic. While the type of blowback to these stupid official responses will vary by country and society- it is very likely that a significant increase in mass shootings will be one of the many downstream effects of such policies in USA. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that this country was heavily polarized (socially, politically, economically, culturally) for many years before COVID-19 pandemic arrived here in early 2020. In spite of early attempts at pretending that “we are all in this together”, the official response to this pandemic has made all the previously existing polarizations worse and expanded them to new categories.

You must be aware of the large differences between actual working-class people and parasitic “Zoom class” in their evaluation of own personal risk and support (or lack thereof) for various government interventions. In case you haven’t noticed it- here is an article about that issue. I could on about everything from the attitudes towards ineffective face masks, to restrictions which selectively destroyed hundreds of thousands of small business- while simultaneously enriching larger ones, constantly changing messaging about vaccine effectiveness, brazenly trying to hide risk of adverse effects and much.. much more. Regular readers will remember that I have written many posts on these topics during the past year.

The thing is- the lives of millions of working-class and other middle-class Americans.. you know the ones who actually do the work.. have been irreparably damaged by the thoughtless responses and policies of the government (often at multiple levels). While the government has temporarily purchased their silence with pandemic benefits, eviction moratoriums, extended unemployment benefits and small business loans etc- this state of affairs cannot last forever. In fact, things have already started to unwind further. It does not help that the government (especially the Democratic party) does not have a viable exit strategy- to put it mildly. While things in USA are not as bad as other western countries (Australia, New Zealand, France etc) due to it being far less centralized than them, it also has a much weaker social safety net.

It does not take a psychic to see that deliberately destroying the livelihoods of many millions of people is not a recipe for social amity. Doing so in a manner that is heavily polarized by class, race and political leanings is likely to make the blowback even worse. Did I mention that this is occurring against a background of widespread loss of trust in institutions, profound social atomization, 40 years of neoliberal policy which has already destroyed most of the middle-class, unprecedented levels of political polarization and a very public loss of status as the only global super-power. If you think that all of this adding up won’t create a few more men willing to go on mass shooting sprees.. well, I have a bridge to sell you.

Also note that the vast majority of guns in this country are owned by the same people most likely to be negatively affected by those stupid government choice and policies. It is generally a safe bet that large accumulations of dried dead wood and grass (fuel) in nature tend to be susceptible to forest and grass fires. The spark which starts a major fire in nature is often a function of chance and luck aka probability. We are really talking about a matter of when and how it will start and spread, not if it happens- because the probability for that outcome is already 1, and we all know that even if we don’t admit it is the case.

What do you think? Comments?

On the Ongoing ClusterFuck of American Retreat from Afghanistan

August 16, 2021 16 comments

Unless you are living on some isolated middle in the middle of an ocean, you will have heard or seen something about the chaotic conditions in aftermath of the ongoing American retreat from Afghanistan. To be fair, the writing was on the wall for a long time- some say, within a few months of the initial occupation of that country in aftermath of 9/11 attacks, almost 20 years ago. Heck, a girl conceived on the day after official beginning of this stupid and costly campaign would have been ‘legal’ last year. Depending on who you ask, it cost somewhere between 1 to 2.2 Trillion dollars to occupy a country for almost two decades- only for the Taliban to overthrow the American puppet government within a couple of weeks.

Did I mention that it cost the lives of over 2 k American soldiers, permanently disabled many thousands more, resulted in deaths of maybe 100-300 k Afghans and caused a low-intensity civil war in that country for almost two decades. And all of this for the achieving little to no permanent change in that country and biggest international humiliation of USA since the Fall of Saigon in 1975. I will give credit to Joe Biden (or whoever runs him nowadays) for making this decision- even though it is still unpopular with the ivy-league and establishment class in this country. Then again, the “credentialed” coastal elite in this country have visibly lost touch with reality many years ago. Ironically, getting out of Afghanistan has been one of the few issues of non-partisan consensus among average voters in this country for past few years.

On the bright side, the chaos after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in 2021 has given us some iconic images and video, which is very comparable to what occurred after the Fall of Saigon in 1975. I guess that not enough people learned the lessons from 1975. Isn’t it interesting that so many of the images from that humiliation are so similar to those from this one- almost 46 years later. It helps that smartphones have become common enough to have video clips from different angles of people plummeting from planes taking off from Kabul (link 1, link 2 and link 3). I cannot resist the irony of pointing out that the latest American puppet aka Ashraf Ghani wrote an article in LA Times on Feb 15, 1989 which began with the following sentence- “The Soviets have left Afghanistan, making the collapse of besieged puppet regime in Kabul just a matter of time”- here is an easier to read link.

Oddly enough the Soviet puppet government lasted for about three years after Soviet Army left. Ghani flew out (allegedly to Oman) before the Taliban even stepped in Kabul, and within a couple of weeks after the final collapse of his puppet regime started. I am sure he will end up living in some ostentatious MacMansion in the suburbs of DC or nearby Virginia. After all, he has certainly stolen and stashed enough money to afford a very nice lifestyle in some western country. Perhaps he will rehabilitated by American mainstream media as a commentator within a few years- if the country survives in its present form till them. Which brings me to the next issue- how will this affect the rapidly declining image and real-life capability of USA and West?

Let me remind you that USSR fell within 3-4 years of withdrawing from Afghanistan. Many of you might think this was obvious- but hindsight is a lie. Things were going downhill there for at least a decade before the final collapse in 1991. They had a highly dysfunctional economic system, series of geriatric leaders, a public relations disaster in the form of Chernobyl and the withdrawal from Afghanistan. In 2021, USA has had well over a decade of rapidly increasing inequality, decades of deindustrialization, a dysfunctional political and administrative system, elites with no contact to reality, a president with senile dementia, record political polarization, mishandling of COVID-19 pandemic at multiple level of government and now the humiliation of withdrawing from Afghanistan. History may not repeat, but if often rhymes.

What do you think? Comments?

On the Scam of Pushing Inclusivity, Diversity and SJW-ism in History

August 11, 2021 11 comments

A few years ago, I accidently came across an interesting YouTube channel run by an Italian guy about daily life, customs and weapons from the Roman era to late-Medieval, with special emphasis on Italy. While most of his videos are about fairly niche stuff, a few cover topics of much broader interest. One of his recent videos is about how the bullshit attempts to distort history by fulfilling inclusivity and diversity quotas for documentaries, period dramas etc is a very bad idea. Another one tries to compile and analyze available data to guess what a real historical Jesus might have looked like- spoiler, he almost certainly looked like an Iraqi Jew.

With that out of the way, here are two recent and interesting clips from his channel.

Clip #1: Why Inclusivity and History are a Bad Match!

Clip # 2: What Did Jesus REALLY Look Like? Ethnicity, Hair, Skin, Eyes, Body Type.

What do you think? Comments?

The Many Reasons Why Any Vaccine Mandate is a Very Stupid Idea

August 7, 2021 28 comments

In some ways, this post is a continuation of a previous one but with a very specific detour that does not fit in with serial nature of that one. As regular readers know, in the past year I have written multiple posts about why the alleged “elites” and parts of younger generation in West have slowly lost touch with material reality over past two decades. While the list of reasons is long, varied and often specific to the group that has gone nuts, the net result is often same. Furthermore, there are some universal symptoms of people losing touch with physical reality- especially when it comes to dealing with people outside their carefully curated social bubble.

Matt Taibbi has recently written a few posts (link 1, link 2 and link 3) about how ‘liberals’ are increasingly unable to understand the motivations of people who don’t inhabit their incestuous social bubbles. While some of you might not realize it, we are currently witnessing an example of this phenomenon in action- in the form of liberals clamoring for vaccine mandates and trying to shame the “vaccine hesitant”. Let us be clear about something first.. nothing even vaguely similar to what liberals imagine as “vaccine hesitancy” exists in real life. Instead you have people who have varying degrees of distrust in the establishment and institutions who are pushing COVID-19 vaccines. And for good reason!

Almost every single institution in the West even remotely connected with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic fucked up in the beginning and then kept on fucking up. We still do not know whether anyone of the Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) had any effect on spread of that infection. Every bit of evidence we have so far suggests that most of these highly touted “measures” and “protocols” had zero effect on COVID-19 transmission. This is most easily seen by comparing population-normalized graphs for cases, hospitalizations and deaths in adjacent countries or states which adopted vastly differing NPIs. In fact, the many waves of COVID-19 throughout the world fit best with seasonality and latitude, which is how many other respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses behave.

Now let us talk about why vaccine mandates are a very stupid idea..

1] As mentioned previously, the many establishments and institutions pushing for mandatory vaccinations have spent the past 16-18 months repeatedly torching their public credibility. Whether it is flip-flopping on ineffectual facemasks and NPIs, lying about the origins of COVID-19 to deliberately trying to suppress information about potential treatments- they have lost so much credibility in the eyes of a significant minority of population that anything they touch will be automatically suspect. To make matters more interesting, those who have lost most trust in these institutions are also the ones who are most likely to own guns or otherwise use lethal violence successfully- especially in USA. We also cannot forget how such attempts at coercion will play in the current highly politically-polarized atmosphere in this country.

2] Which brings us the class component of the unwillingness to get vaccinated. Michael Tracey recently wrote an article about this very issue in which he discusses an observation by one his reader that the willingness to get vaccinated has a strong component of mental investment in the status quo. It does not help that the narrative pushed by media about who is not getting vaccinated is based in their own fantasies with no connection with reality. Black and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to have gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 than White and Asian-Americans. Also compare that to the above 90% rate of vaccination in older white voters (in most pasts of the country) who who voted for Trump. Did I mention that most Black, Hispanic and younger white people have already been exposed to COVID-19 and almost certainly have natural post-infection immunity which is likely superior to that obtained after vaccination.

3] Let us now talk about whose lives has suffered the greatest loss of quality since all those ineffectual “lockdowns” and COVID-19 “protocols” began over a year ago. Here is a hint.. numerically speaking, most of them are not old and white- at least in USA. Those affected are almost all below 50-55 and either Black, Hispanic, White (esp below 40) and either in low-paying jobs or small business owners. Let me remind you that these has been an over 30% year-to-year increase in deaths due to drug overdose and the numbers of those far exceed those due to COVID-19. For example, the state I currently live in has about 20 times more deaths due to drug overdose than COVID-19 in the below-50 age group over the past 12 months. The year-to-year increase in overdose deaths alone was almost 5 times that due to COVID-19. Liberal idiots who think that vaccine passports, further restrictions and “lockdowns” will not cause a nasty blowback are being delusional.

4] During the first 6-8 months, most people (even those whose lives suffered a lot) generally went along with this bullshit because they thought there was light at the end of this tunnel. This feeling increased a bit once vaccines became available and the most vulnerable received them. However all of this goodwill and willingness to go along with stupid and sometimes contradictory dictates by public health morons has rapidly evaporated over past few months. The sentiment among those who suffered most from “lockdowns” and other bullshit have had enough of this nonsense. It is perfectly reasonable to assume that vaccine passports and other coercive bullshit will now be increasingly met by something other than compliance, from the groups who are most capable of such responses.

5] It also does not help that we know that people who are “fully vaccinated” with currently available vaccines can get symptomatic illness and spread it to others. We can certainly talk about reductions in the rate of hospitalization and death, but let us not pretend that public health morons were not shilling for the unproven efficacy of these vaccines at preventing infection and reducing spread. Talk about repeatedly scoring self goals. But it gets worse.. now Pfizer and Moderna are pushing the idea of a third dose of their over-hyped mRNA vaccines to combat the “delta” or “insert your name of choice here” strain- in spite of a lack of properly done studies to support that contention. I am waiting for them to push for a 4th, 5th or even 6th dose- and they are monomaniacally greedy enough to do so.

6] I have noticed that many liberals are in favor of cutting benefits to the “unvaccinated” and otherwise restricting their access to social goods. There are two major problems with this, neither of which those morons can apparently see. Firstly, setting such a precedent will backfire on them, once their party of choice is no longer in power or in effective control of the country. Let me remind you that the majority of guns in this country and the training of use lethal force is largely with those opposed to vaccine mandates. All of your laws, rules and regulations mean shit if you cannot enforce them- just ask anybody from Mexico, Brazil etc. It does not help that the people pushing vaccine passports etc are also pushing teaching critical race theory, laws to “protect the environment” which will impoverish tens of millions and other assorted bullshit that is unpopular in this country- for reasons beyond the purely ideological.

The second problem is even more serious than the first. Let us say you can somehow manage to pull the vaccine passport shit off in all parts of this country- for at least a short time. What happens next? Do you really think that such a system won’t be used to push other and even more unpopular ideological agendas. But it is the second and third order reactions to pushing other agendas which is most worrisome, since it is almost guaranteed to either make this country come part forever or become functionally ungovernable- like Mexico or Brazil. Did I mention that there is is ‘back’ button for such a turn of events? Once the process starts and reaches a certain critical point (either due to reason 1 or 2), there will be no USA- at least as people understand it today.

If you don’t believe that a good part of this country is cynical and politically polarized enough for those outcomes, let me remind you that a game show host such as Trump won in 2016 and lost by less than 46k votes (in a few states, under less than clear conditions) after winning a record of over 74 million votes even though he fucked up his first term in office.

What do you think? Comments?

COVID-19 Shows that Liberals are More Stupid than Conservatives: 1

August 3, 2021 15 comments

Here is another one of those posts which I would have never imagined writing a decade ago. To be clear, I never saw liberals as smarter than conservatives- it is just that they seemed to be better at concealing their stupidity. But times change and from 2015 onward, it became painfully obvious that liberals had given up trying to hide their lack of capacity for independent and rational thought. Some think that this might be a generational thing, with younger ones being less mentally endowed than their predecessors. While this could be a factor, I believe that a series of events within past few years (Brexit in 2015, Trump win in 2016, COVID-19 in early 2020 etc) tore away the covers hiding liberal stupidity and exposed it for all to see.

Some of you might have read a few of my more recent posts where I talk about how younger generations in west have lost with physical reality as have the elites. And while this dangerous loss of touch with reality is most easily visible in these two groups, they are far from being the only ones affected. You can see the loss of touch with reality in supposedly “educated” and “credentialed” people religiously belief in man-made climate change or not challenging claims that “zero carbon”, “renewable” energy and electric cars will magically replace existent energy and transportation infrastructure. The defining characteristic of western societies in past two decades has been widespread magical thinking and the desire to believe in outrageous claims.

With that out of the way, let us now focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown liberals to be more stupid than conservatives- if that is even possible.

1] In my opinion, one of the most bizarre belief widespread among liberals is that immunity acquired after recovery from COVID-19 is somehow non-existent or requires additional vaccination. With the exception of viral diseases that are almost inevitably fatal (rabies) or due to certain chronic retroviruses (HIV), post-infection immunity is always superior to that acquired after vaccination. While getting there might be expensive for diseases with high mortality such as smallpox (now eradicated) or yellow fever- immunity after infection is an undeniable fact, and also the basis for vaccination. So why would COVID-19 be any different from other human or even animal coronaviruses? Is there something magical about vaccines that make them better than post-infection immunity?

2] And this magical liberal thinking keeps getting worse.. Let us talk about face-masks, again. While there is some evidence and a rationale for why specialized and properly fitted masks such as N95 could block infection for a few hours, the same cannot be said about cloth or surgical facemasks. Tell me something.. has any properly done study before 2020 shown that cloth or surgical facemasks prevent influenza, let alone a truly airborne virus such as COVID-19? So why are liberals pretending that ineffectual and ugly rags work? Why do they keep saying “follow the science” when there is none to support that claim? Are normal facemasks any more effective against COVID-19 than medieval talismans were against the plague?

3] Then there is the issue of risk (or lack thereof) for COVID-19 in children. Every available bit of evidence we have thus far suggests that the infection causes either no symptoms or very mild ones in children or anybody under 30. The risk of death due to COVID-19 in children who are not morbidly obese or seriously ill from other chronic diseases is less than 1 in 100k cases and likely less than 1 in a million. Even factoring in all the sick and morbidly obese children gives us death rate of close to 1 in 50k cases. Also, multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) aka Kawasaki’s disease, which can be treated very easily, occurs almost exclusively in a very few obese black or Hispanic children. Children are also far less likely to transmit COVID-19 than adults. So what is the point of masking children or trying to vaccinate them?

4] Liberals also hold on to their delusional belief that COVID-19 carries a very high risk of hospitalization, even though only 20% of people (at most) in the oldest age group require it. Yes.. even the vast majority of those over 80 (especially those not living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities) do not require even simple hospitalization- let alone ending up in the ICU. In those under 50, the risk of any hospitalization is less than 1 in 100- probably closer to 1 in 200 or 300 once you factor in all the missed asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases. ICU use for those under 50 is somewhat age dependent but is still less than 1 in a few hundred at the upper end. For kids and those under 30, it is less than 1 in 1k.

The majority of hospitalization and ICU usage occurs for those in their 60s and 70s and even in those age groups it is 1-3%, with most of those ending up in ICU being very frail, seriously obese or with multiple comorbidities. My point is that even in the age groups who are most likely to require simple hospitalization or ICU, the actual rates of usage are pretty low. Hospitalization rates become an issue only for the 80+ AND institutionalized or those who are 70+ AND have serious cormorbidities. This does not mean that an occasional and unlucky 20-something wont end up in the ICU, but the relative risk for that outcome is really low.

The real question- why are liberals pretending otherwise over 16 months after this pandemic began in the west? Didn’t they learn anything from everything they have seen? Can’t they analyse simple data? Do they have any concept of relative risk? Are they capable of any independent critical thinking? In the next part, I intend to talk about vaccination, difference between PCR-diagnosed “infection” and a real infection, Ivermectin, the role of western internet monopolies and much more.

What do you think? Comments?