“I am so sick of being right.”

Who could have predicted it? Why, it looks like mask mandates & lockdowns are roaring back! “Cases” of the “Delta Variant” have “surged”! Be afraid, very afraid – of a disease that was never a threat to anyone even moderately healthy, from which over 99.9% of people recover unless they are already dying of something else, and which, after the nature of its kind, has mutated into a more infectious yet much, much less deadly ‘variant’.

Nursing homes, where we in America send most of our sick elderly to die, have been restocked since the last ‘spike’ earlier this year, and so, if necessary, many, many more deaths can be attributed to COVID. Too bad family and friends aren’t allowed into nursing homes to see exactly how far the level of care has fallen, or, indeed, whether grandpa is being cared for at all. Since the presence of any two symptoms of COVID is sufficient for a diagnosis (that’s what the rules say), and those symptoms include aches, a fever, a cough, and trouble breathing, just about any nursing home death can be attributed to the dreaded coof. Virtually anyone who dies of any lingering illness, let alone a a cold or flu that descends into pneumonia as they so often do in the sickly elderly, has two of those symptoms. If desired, the current COVID test can be done – just run it for 40 cycles, and a positive result is all but guaranteed.

GUY I don’t like this… I don’t like this at all…

GWEN Oh, they’re so cute.

GUY Of course they’re cute NOW. But in a second they’re going to turn MEAN and UGLY somehow and then there are going to be a million MORE of them!…

(another blue creature emerges. This one limps, its leg is hurt. It moves forward, dragging its bad foot along the ground)

EVERYONE Awwww….. It’s hurt…

(Gwen rises up a little, tentatively waving at Limpy…)

GWEN Hi!… Hi there little guy…

(Guy pushes her down behind the rock before the creatures notice.)

GUY Jesus, didn’t ANY of you watch the show!?

(The blue creatures turn toward Limpy, and begin whispering in an alien tongue…)

GWEN Aw, look. They’re helping the hurt one…

(suddenly, the aliens smile, revealing horrible sharp teeth. They attack LIMPY, ripping him apart.)

GUY I am SO SICK of being right.

From a fan transcription of Galaxy Quest, the ‘Miners, not minors’ scene
[TMP] "Wargames Factory 'Greys'...PLEASE" Topic

If you are waiting around for some career political hack in a lab coat, some stern-faced politician who owes his office to a totally legitimate and fair election such as have taken place in Chicago over the last 150 years, or some news reader with all the objectivity of a kamikaze to sound the all clear, you will be waiting for a long, long time.

The lockdowns, masks, etc., never had anything to do with the evidence in the real world. No developments in the real world will cause them to stop.

10 Best Joker Quotes From 'The Dark Knight'
“And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”

Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

9 thoughts on ““I am so sick of being right.””

  1. Part of it is probably this:
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/74-percent-of-covid-19-cases-from-massachusetts-outbreak-occurred-in-fully-vaccinated-people-study_3926283.html

    Quote: Of the 469 cases detected in Barnstable County, 74 percent occurred among the fully vaccinated, according to a new study published on Friday.

    I wondered about the obvious possibility that the county was mostly vaccinated.

    … It’s less than 5% vaccinated.
    https://data.ocala.com/covid-19-vaccine-tracker/massachusetts/barnstable-county/25001/

    County, population, doses administered, people administered at least one dose, number fully vaccinated.
    Barnstable County 213,690 Not Available Not Available 9,540
    4.46%

    Not seeing any mention of how many were locals.
    Total of five hospitalizations, so roughly one in a hundred who tested positive.

    Here’s the study:
    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21030483-outbreak-of-sars-cov-2-infections-including-covid-19-vaccine-breakthrough-infections-associated-with-large-public-gatherings-massachusetts-july-30-2021

    And here’s the first chunk in case the link dies:
    During July 2021, 469 cases of COVID-19 associated with multiple summer events and large public gatherings in a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, were identified among Massachusetts residents; vaccination coverage among eligible Massachusetts residents was 69%. Approximately three quarters (346; 74%) of cases occurred in fully vac- cinated persons (those who had completed a 2-dose course of mRNA vaccine [Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna] or had received a single dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson] vac- cine ≥14 days before exposure). Genomic sequencing of specimens from 133 patients identified the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 119 (89%) and the Delta AY.3 sublineage in one (1%). Overall, 274 (79%) vaccinated patients with breakthrough infection were symptomatic. Among five COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated; no deaths were reported. Real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) cycle threshold (Ct) values in specimens from 127 vaccinated persons with breakthrough cases were similar to those from 84 persons who were unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or whose vaccination status was unknown (median = 22.77 and 21.54, respectively). The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is highly transmissible (1); vaccination is the most important strategy to prevent severe illness and death. On July 27, CDC recommended that all persons, including those who are fully vaccinated, should wear masks in indoor public settings in areas where COVID-19 transmission is high or substantial.* Findings from this investigation suggest that even jurisdictions without substantial or high COVID-19 * https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html transmission might consider expanding prevention strategies, including masking in indoor public settings regardless of vac- cination status, given the potential risk of infection during attendance at large public gatherings that include travelers from many areas with differing levels of transmission. During July 3–17, 2021, multiple summer events and large public gatherings were held in a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, that attracted thousands of tourists from across the United States. Beginning July 10, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) received reports of an increase in COVID-19 cases among persons who reside in or recently visited Barnstable County, including in fully vac- cinated persons. Persons with COVID-19 reported attending densely packed indoor and outdoor events at venues that included bars, restaurants, guest houses, and rental homes. On July 3, MA DPH had reported a 14-day average COVID-19 incidence of zero cases per 100,000 persons per day in residents of the town in Barnstable County; by July 17, the 14-day average incidence increased to 177 cases per 100,000 persons per day in residents of the town (2).

  2. Joseph

    Another factor we’re not allowed to even bring up : obesity as a factor for catching the virus and dying from it.

    xavier

    1. You’re allowed to bring it up, but I’m going to point and laugh because I went and looked at the support for that claim when they floated it the first time, when they were trying to distract from the nursing homes.

      By itself, being “overweight”– actually BMI of 25 or more– did not correlate with a negative outcome; when there where three or more comorbidities, BMI over 25 became the most common comorbidity.

      Since BMI over 25 and below 30 has been repeatedly shown to be an indicator for surviving serious illness, and this disease is largely killing people who have been nearly killed by something else, AND the pattern shows up with over three co-morbidities, this is exactly the pattern you would expect.

      BMI is a screening mechanism. Not a diagnosis tool. If someone is actually, medically obese, yes they are going to have health problems. BMI is not going to help you identify those people accurately, it will only help you save time in doing actual diagnosis work.

      The screening mechanism is designed to have an extremely high false positive rate, because they want to be sure to not miss anyone who actually is obese; which is why BMI in the “overweight” category has been repeatedly shown to be correlated to the best health outcomes, generally by people who were then fired for getting the “wrong” answer. (See also, climate science.) “Healthy” and “obese” BMI zones tend to be roughly the same for health outcomes, as are “underweight” and “morbidly obese.”

      The goal of emphasizing obesity as a “risk factor” for “COVID complications” is to inflate the pool of people who are at risk beyond people who are already seriously sick, which is why it is not only not forbidden to mention it, it’s one of the go-to risk factors that mandatory maskers scream to the heavens at the drop of a hat.

      1. I’ve been watching people demand that I risk having the same kind of lung damage my mom got from masking — for forest fires, where it actually works, but bacterial pneumonia is a known risk and why there are OSHA limits to how long you can wear a mask/how often you must swap it– because “obesity is a risk factor.”

        The added rage at various reporters who noticed people noticing that it was only the most common in deaths with two other major things wrong *before* the COVID diagnosis was…to start only reporting the total number of instances of comorbidities. So you can’t see that the cancer patient with one lung was also obese.

    2. That seems to be true, but may not be simple. I have to wonder if it is not at least to some degree another proxy measure: old people tend to be sickly; fat people tend to be sickly. Is it fatness per se that’s the indicator? Or is it rather sickliness? It’s not just old people who are dying – it’s old people in nursing homes. Is it fat people in general, or fat people who are glued to their sofas or beds?

      (I have a bit of an interest in this question, as I could certainly stand to loose quite a few pounds, which I’m working on.)

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