17 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-7-21

  1. Where are all those people who complained that Pres. Trump was being a dictator?

    They have no right to mandate putting an experimental drug into your body that has killed and maimed so many people. When someone dies after the injection, the people who mandated it should be charged with manslaughter.

    You are now living in a pre-communist society. It’s all about control of the people…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/los-angeles-passes-one-of-the-strictest-covid-19-vaccination-mandates_4035298.html

    “The Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 6 approved one of the strictest COVID-19 vaccination mandates in the country, requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, movie theaters, salons, shopping centers, and many more indoor venues.

    People will have to provide vaccination proof at gyms, sports arenas, museums, spas, indoor government facilities, malls, restaurants, and bars. For people with religious or medical exemptions, negative COVID-19 tests within 72 hours of entry will be required, according to the ordinance, which doesn’t make mention of “natural immunity” afforded by a previous COVID-19 infection.

    Unvaccinated individuals attempting to use government services will be provided with “alternative arrangements for access to government services,” including online or outdoor services, or providing proof of a negative test to enter, according to the ordinance.

    Retail establishments such as grocery stores and pharmacies aren’t included.”

    The fact that this is used to keep those who haven’t been jabbed from doing any recreational activity but still allows for grocery store shopping shows that none of this is to ‘protect’ anyone, but rather to punisher the non-conformers.

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  2. Normally I wouldn’t have a problem with this. It costs billions to bring a drug to market. But in this case, the taxpayers footed the bill, and now they’ll get screwed on the back end too. Merck on the other hand spent nothing, and now wants a profit margin like this?

    “MERCK SELLS FEDERALLY FINANCED COVID PILL TO U.S. FOR 40 TIMES WHAT IT COSTS TO MAKE

    The Covid-19 treatment molnupiravir was developed using funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.”

    https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/

    “A FIVE-DAY COURSE of molnupiravir, the new medicine being hailed as a “huge advance” in the treatment of Covid-19, costs $17.74 to produce, according to a report issued last week by drug pricing experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London. Merck is charging the U.S. government $712 for the same amount of medicine, or 40 times the price.

    Last Friday’s announcement that the new medicine cut the risk of hospitalization among clinical trial participants with moderate or mild illness in half could have huge implications for the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Because it’s a pill — as opposed to monoclonal antibodies, a comparable antiviral treatment that is administered intravenously — molnupiravir is expected to be more widely used and, hopefully, will cut the death rate. In the first 29 days of the trial, no deaths were reported among the 385 patients who received the drug, while eight of the people who received a placebo died, according to the statement put out by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, the two companies that are jointly launching it.

    In addition to having huge implications for health, the pill could bring staggering profits to both Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. A small Miami-based company, Ridgeback licensed the medicine from Emory University in 2020 and two months later sold the worldwide rights to the drug to Merck for an undisclosed sum. Although Ridgeback remains involved in the development of the drug, some have described the deal as “flipping.”

    Like the vast majority of medicines on the market, molnupiravir — which was originally investigated as a possible treatment for Venezuelan equine encephalitis — was developed using government funds. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a division of the Department of Defense, provided more than $10 million of funding in 2013 and 2015 to Emory University, as research done by the nonprofit Knowledge Ecology International has revealed. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, also provided Emory with more than $19 million in additional grants.

    Yet only Merck and Ridgeback will reap the profits from the new antiviral, which according to Quartz could bring in as much as $7 billion by the end of this year. After the announcement of the encouraging clinical trial results on Friday, Merck’s stock price climbed, while stock prices of some vaccine makers sagged. Despite its initial investment, the U.S. government seems to be facing a steep markup in prices. In June, the government signed a $1.2 billion contract with Merck to supply 1.7 million courses of the medication at the $712 price. The transaction is due to take place as soon as molnupiravir receives emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.”

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  3. It’s come to this… totally unethical and evil.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/colorado-hospital-refuses-kidney-transplant-to-woman-over-covid-19-vaccine-refusal_4036808.html

    “A hospital in Colorado rejected a woman for a kidney transplant after she refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, officials have confirmed.

    Leilani Lutali received a letter on Sept. 28 informing her that the transplant team at the University of Colorado Hospital decided to designate her inactive on the waiting list for transplants.

    “You will be inactivated on the list for non-compliance by not receiving the COVID vaccine,” the letter states.

    If Lutali continues to refuse to get a vaccine, “you will be removed from the kidney transplant list,” it added.

    Neither Lutali nor her designated donor, Jaimee Fougner, have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Fougner has not for religious reasons, while Lutali believes there is not enough known about the vaccines, they told KCNC-TV.

    According to Lutali, hospital officials previously said vaccination was not required to get a transplant.

    “Here I am, willing to be a direct donor to her. It does not affect any other patient on the transplant list,” said Fougner. “How can I sit here and allow them to murder my friend when I’ve got a perfectly good kidney and can save her life?””

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  4. Huh.

    It’s almost like these might not be as safe as advertised.

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  5. As I saw another poster state, anyone not eating lead paint chips already knew this.

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  6. Starting to look like that Facebook “whistlblower may be just another Dem plant, like Vindman….

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  9. Can you say “conflict of interest?”……

    I knew ya’ could….

    Recuse yourself 🤡

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  10. The level of stupid is just astounding.

    “FBI creates critical race theory-based program to teach agents how to deconstruct their identities

    The FBI has created a training program steeped in critical race theory in hopes of getting agents to reflect on what role intersectionality plays both in their professional and personal lives.”

    https://thepostmillennial.com/fbi-program-teaches-agents-to-deconstruct-identities?utm_campaign=64471

    “The FBI has created a training program steeped in critical race theory in hopes of getting agents to reflect on what role intersectionality plays both in their professional and personal lives.

    According to documentation obtained by the Manhattan Institute’s Chris Rufo, the program set up by the FBI’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to educate FBI employees on the topic of intersectionality, as well as how one can deconstruct their own identities.

    The objectives of the program are as follows: “Define ‘Intersectionality’ and review the history of the term; Reflect on identity and engage with our own intersections; Discuss the role of intersectionality in our work; Learn tips and tricks for increasing inclusion in the workplace.”

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  11. So not only did Biden order the military to kill an innocent man, members of his family, and several children, but now we find out it was the US abandoning the airbase where he was imprisoned that allowed the Taliban to release the terrorist who was actually responsible for killing 13 US servicemen.

    Remove this senile fool already….

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