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WAIT, WHAT DID BIDEN JUST SAY?

11/29/21

So President Biden gave a little speech earlier today about the new “Omnicron” variant of the coronavirus. No, I didn’t misspeak, the President called it, not once but twice (at least in the first three minutes of his speech – that’s all I could tolerate) the “Omnicron” variant. Well that instills confidence now doesn’t it?

Hey, what else did the “leader” of the free world have to say? Well he boasted “The very day the World Health Organization identified the new variant, I took immediate steps to restrict travel from countries in southern Africa.” Exactly how is that now NOT xenophobic? Oh well, moving on…

“We have more tools today to fight the variant than we’ve ever had before. From vaccines to boosters, to vaccines for children five years and older, and much more.” So not sure old Joe has a real good grasp of the English language but a “booster” is the same thing as a “vaccine”,  just more of it.  And “vaccines for children”? Well again, also just a “vaccine”. And then there’s “much more”. So we have “more tools” and “much more”. What exactly would those things be? Oh yeah, vaccines, we have vaccines.

Referring to the original (Alpha) strain of the novel coronavirus, Joe says “We beat that variant significantly.” Exactly how did WE beat that variant? I’m pretty sure Alpha’s demise (and Delta’s ascension) were just part of the virus’s natural pathway. If not, then please tell me EXACTLY how WE beat it (even the crickets won’t hang around for this one).

“We’re gonna fight and beat this new variant as well.” Hey remember when President hairy legs told us “I’m going to shut down the virus…” Remember that? Good times.

Now for the star of our show: “The BEST PROTECTION against this new variant…is getting fully vaccinated and getting a booster shot…A fully vaccinated booster [sic] person is the MOST PROTECTED against COVID.” Yes, he said “booster person”. And by the way, watch just the first three minutes of this speech; this guy touches his face A LOT. And he coughs into his hand-shaking hand all the time. SCIENCE! But I digress. First of all, the World Health Organization tells us “The first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on 9 November 2021.” Today is November 29th. How could President Mumbles possibly know that the vaccine (which doesn’t seem to work all that well against Delta) will work AT ALL against “Omnicron”, let alone provide the “BEST PROTECTION”? Although to be fair, if what he means is “the best protection we can offer, which isn’t particularly much protection at all” then OK, I’ll give him that one.

But let’s get to the meat of this quote. He says that a fully vaccinated (and boosterED) person is the “MOST PROTECTED” against COVID. That’s what he said. This is reminiscent of Joe’s  September 9 vaccine mandate speech when he told us that if you were fully vaccinated (before the now needed “booster” of course) “YOU’RE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE”. Today’s variation on that theme begs the same question I asked about the aforementioned quote. Let me preface by saying once again that no, I am not a virologist, I am not an immunologist, I am not an epidemiologist, and I am not a tiny little man with a big giant head who has spent the last 40 years skulking around the basement halls of government buildings shouting “I am the science!” But I am likewise not hysterical, motivated by politics, power, or money; and I am certainly not a liar. And while some believe I am disseminating bad information that will “get people killed” and I should just “stay in my lane”, as I have said before, I’m pretty sure I can read the English language (and do the four basic math functions) pretty well which leads me to my question. If a “fully vaccinated (and boostered)” person is the MOST PROTECTED” against COVID, then why the hell would anyone who is so “protected” give two hoots whether I’m vaccinated or not? Why the over-the-top coercion to get me vaccinated? “MOST PROTECTED” means that you absolutely CANNOT BE more protected. That’s why someone invented the word. I looked it up; it means “to the greatest extent”. Language matters and this is (at least) the second time the President of the United States told us in a major speech that if we are fully vaxxed, we could not possibly be any more protected. But he’s also told us many times that it is the evil, stupid unvaxxed masses that threaten our very way of life; that we have to vaccinate the unvaxxed to protect the vaxxed. How do you explain that?

Perhaps you believe Joe is using the definition that says “greatest in amount, quantity, or degree”,  meaning fully vaxxed people are the “MOST PROTECTED” vis-à-vis their unvaxxed troglodyte brethren. Maybe (although I doubt his writers are that bright) but again, if you have the “most money” how is my being poor threatening you? And by the way, if you’ve read my recent posts on the UK data (more to come on that) you will know that assertion simply isn’t true. And even if it were, the actual additional amount of “protection” for most of us (certainly under the age of 60) is so small as to be almost incalculable.

Just listen to the words. “You’re as safe as possible”, the “most protected”, “two weeks to flatten the curve”, “if you get fully vaccinated you can get rid of your mask”, “you can’t hold your mother’s hand as she dies”, “that’s going to be a ‘superspreader’ event”, this is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, “close the gyms but keep the liquor stores open”, “you’re essential, but he's not”, “thanks for risking your own life nursing all those sick people for a year, now get your shot or you’re fired”, “250,000 more dead Americans in December”, “the next six to 12 weeks will be the worst”, “it’s a death cult” “I’m filled with a sense of doom”, “he took ‘horse goo’”, “we beat that variant significantly”, that’s “Neanderthal thinking”, “I’ll shut down the virus” “we would never mandate vaccines”, “we have to destroy your kids’ lives to protect the rest of us”. On and on and on. They have been lying to us (or have been completely incompetent) the entire time. And in all this time, still not ONE WORD about improving your health to lessen your risks from COVID. Not one word about the PROVEN benefits to your fight against COVID from eating better and exercising. I wonder why.

 

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