An evidence-based norm collectively established and reinforced through the work of generations of virologists is that laboratory modifications of self-spreading viruses are genetically too unstable to be used safely and predictably outside contained facilities. That norm now seems to be challenged. A range of transformational self-spreading applications have been put forward in recent years. In agriculture, for example, self-spreading viruses have been proposed as insecticides, or as vectors to modify planted crops. In health care, self-spreading viruses have been promoted as vaccines (1, 2). Yet, glossed over by these proposals is that the self-spreading dynamics of a virus repeatedly passing from host-to-host (passaging) give it substantial potential to alter its biological properties once released into the environment (see the box). We explore the consequences of this apparent norm erosion in the context of recent proposals to develop self-spreading genetically modified viruses, in wildlife management and in self-spreading vaccines.
Dr. Byram W. Bridle, PhD is banned from the University of Guelph campus for being COVID unvaccinated in spite of his being naturally immune. That would make a lot more sense to him if he were not an immunologist.
Aaron Kheriaty, MD, like Bridle, has had COVID, but of course that does not matter.
The University seems to be attempting to force him to resign:
…the current administrative designation, where I am neither able to work at the University nor permitted to pursue work elsewhere, was not a development I had anticipated. The University may be hoping this pressure will lead me to resign “voluntarily,” which would remove grounds for my lawsuit: if I resign prior to being terminated by the University, I have no legal claim of harm.
The Reptilians are served not just by Zombie hordes but also by a cadre of professionals and familiars who glow with radioactivity.
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, published in the early 20th century, describes a fictional case of late 19th century radiation glow. It follows Verloc, used by a new First Secretary in the embassy of a foreign country as an agent provocateur.
The Day Shall Come, “A Comedy Based On a Hundred True Stories”, directed by Christopher Morris follows a hapless preacher and his small troupe as they receive near fatal doses of radiation from the glowing ones.
Note that the link in the first paragraph: “(which behave very differently than those safely encoded by vaccines)” to Spike Protein Behavior was not included in the Salk article originally, when Bret and Heather looked at it. They response is below. There is also some discussion of the possible lab leak and some pedantic ranting against common meaning of “theory”.
Alex talks with Dr. Byram Bridle, an Associate Professor on Viral Immunology at the University of Guelph about new peer-reviewed studies that suggests there may be terrifying reasons side effects such as heart inflammation, VITT, and other serious issues may occur in those who have been vaccinated.
In case YouTube disappears the above: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-save-the-world-in-three-easy-steps/id1471581521?i=1000525032595
Rhonda Patrick vs Byram Bridle — Coronavirus Vaccination, referenced is Bridle’s COVID-19 Vaccines and Children:A Scientist’s Guide for Parents, which includes:
The current scientific uncertainties demand that the administration of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children, adolescents, and young adults of child-bearing age be paused until proper scientific studies that focus on the safety and pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of the vaccines and the vaccine-encoded spike protein can be conducted.COVID-19 Vaccines and Children:A Scientist’s Guide for Parents, Dr. Byram W. Bridle, PhD
Geert Vanden Bossche posits that a mass vaccination regime targeting very specific viral structures during an ongoing pandemic amounts to a global gain of function experiment. Further, that the resulting variants could be able to affect the vaccinated even more than the unvaccinated as the infection may elicit an immune memory response that is ineffective and that can interfere with the working of the general non-memory immune system, the system that may be protecting the young.
ZDoggMD mixes some rebuttal with some rather immature ad hominem:
Edward Nirenberg gets more into the nitty gritty in: Addressing Geert Vanden Bossche’s Claims. Most relevant to any possible virus evolution is the question of to what extent the vaccines are “leaky”. Relevant to safety is if they compromise natural immunity.
Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth discusses mass vaccination during a pandemic with his colleague, Dr. Ashley Duits:
Bret and Heather discuss the Facebook shenanigans:
There are even some, perhaps overfly conspiratorially minded and on the “anti-vax” side, such as Rosemary Frei, who seem to believe that Vanden Bossche constitutes an insider play to add credibility to the current COVID response. Weird.
A similar argument is made by Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize for the discovery of HIV, some genetic material of which he thinks was inserted into SARS-CoV-2 before it leaked from a lab: Bombshell: Nobel Laureate Reveals that Covid Vaccine is ‘Creating Variants’
No real agreement from these three, Dr Byram Bridle, Dr Knut Wittkowski, Dr Mike Yeadon: Vanden Bossche’s Theory: Mass Vaccination Will Breed Dangerous Variants – Fact or Fiction?
And there is some official acknowledgement now:
There are four major risks associated with high numbers of infections. These are an increase in hospitalisations and deaths, more ‘Long-COVID’; workforce absences (including in the NHS); and the increased risk of new variants emerging. The combination of high prevalence and high levels of vaccination creates the conditions in which an immune escape variant is most likely to emerge. The likelihood of this happening is unknown, but such a variant would present a significant risk both in the UK and internationally.https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1001160/S1300_SAGE_93_minutes_Coronavirus__COVID-19__response__7_July_2021.pdf
Mathew Crawford does a series of articles on the subject:
This is a text book case of a man made vaccine escape program. Great for Booster revenue. Poor for trust in public health officials that have politicized these obsolete and somewhat useless vaccines.anadamide
It is nearly certain that the Reptilians are not in fact from the star system of Alpha Draconis, but of terrestrial origin. One theory is that they are a higher caste of Zombie, where the zombification process has left a residual lizard brain. Another is that they are a next evolutionary stage of the ancestral population, and that they have just found it convenient to make use of the Zombie hoards in order to supplant it.
Christopher Lasch, in 1994: THE REVOLT OF THE ELITES.
Angelo Codevilla describes them, from 2010, America’s Ruling Class.
Another take on the emergent caste system by Michael Lind: The New Class War.
The Reichstag Fire
Some have pointed, stupidly, to Kristallnacht, but the Reichstag Fire is much closer.
Crossing the Rubicon
This one is a little confusing because while it is often used to refer to an impossible restoration of some sort by the military, it could also refer to any irreversible choice, such as the one made in the early hours of November fourth.
Even the Guardian got in on it at one point: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/06/biden-soviet-russia-status-quo-democratic-ussr
The Z Man on the Kremlinology: https://www.takimag.com/article/a-wilderness-of-lies/
The Early Bolshies
“Things to Come” was, in the end, quite optimistic. The actual shape of things to come seems to leave not much room for optimism. Movies, fact and fiction, have covered much that is related to what we can expect.
The historical Zombie eruptions have involved a less brain dead variety than the current, but that is no guarantee that they were more deadly.
Twitter disallows many statements, as does Facebook. Youtube removes videos and whole channels. Amazon removes books. Where there is not simple deletion of information there can be guiding notes attached to historical and seemingly neutral scientific information.
Wikipedia has removed a page on the “lab leak hypothesis”, which now redirects to a “misinformation” page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_lab_leak_hypothesis. Discussion of the decision can be found here.
This event is discussed here by Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying:
Miriam Webster is adapting to Newspeak in real time, changing the meaning of “racism” to suit the zombie horde.
Archived pages, of all things, are being decorated with “fact checks”. Will the deletion of archives follow soon?
An entry on a simple statistical test needs modification after an election, for some reason: Benford’s Law Declared Illegal by the Left.
One is nostalgic for the old days when it was just claimed that only the official media could legally possess Wikileaked emails.
One interesting possibility is that this is explained as a stage of the zombification process, where the brain begins to liquefy and barriers between the associative and analytical lobes start to break down. If it were only so simple.
“Herd Immunity” went through a fairly radical shift in meaning, at least for a while.
The current version can be found here: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-serology and the variants quoted are the 9 June 2020 | Q&A https://web.archive.org/web/20201022012953/https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-serology and the 13 November 2020 | Q&A https://web.archive.org/web/20201229125305/https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-serology
Some of the memory hole mechanism is visible.
The New York Times is now selling a handy self lobotomy kit to help.
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA vs VERONICA DEGRAFFENREID, ACTING SECRETARY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL. and
JAKE CORMAN, ET AL. vs PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ET AL. Justice Clarence Thomas, in dissenting from the dismissal of the cases as moot, essentially delivers an epitaph for the Supreme Court and for The Republic.
These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable.
One wonders what this Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us. I respectfully dissent.
Thomas provides some cover for the Court’s dereliction of duty by prefacing his analysis with an assertion unsupported except perhaps relative to some narrow claim:
That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election.
The Duran suggests that the court not taking the cases and leaving these issues undecided will cause trouble in the future, but that argument presupposes that the goal should be to provide clear rules under which a democracy can operate. It seems more likely that confirming that the courts are closed to election challenges will cause the least trouble under the form of governance that actually exists.