Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

Public commentator Amanda Marcotte is “incandescent with rage”—her words—with those who refuse to be vaccinated against covid-19.1 She wants to get back to her spin class, and the unvaccinated are ruining it for her. Lockdowns and other restrictions on gymnasiums have either closed them or required masking during training sessions, and the result is that Marcotte is unable to enjoy her spin class at the gym, so she has had to cancel and exercise at home. In attributing where the blame for this predicament lies, she is unequivocal: “[B]y refusing to do the right thing, the unvaccinated are stripping freedom and choice from every other American who got vaccinated. We stand by helplessly watching restrictions pile back on and our freedoms dissipate, all to protect those who won’t protect themselves.”

This statement is indicative of a relatively new phenomenon in public commentary, which is a general support for the rise of what I call “public policy by ransom.” Public policy by ransom occurs when a government imposes a behavioral requirement on individuals and enforces this by punishing the general public in aggregate until a stipulated level of compliance is attained. The method relies on members of the public and public commentators—like Marcotte—who will attribute blame for these negative consequences to recalcitrant citizens who fail to adopt the preferred behaviors of the governing class. In the weltanschauung that underpins this type of governance, government reactions to public behaviors are “metaphysically given” and are treated as a mere epiphenomenon of the actions of individual members of the public who dare to behave in ways disliked by public authorities.

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The COVID vaccination program is the largest medical experiment in human history

Any critique of the COVID-19 vaccines has to point out that they were inadequately tested before being released.  The FDA can’t dispute this claim but will immediately add that the vaccines are nonetheless safe.  As famed sportscaster Warner Wolf would say: “Let’s go to the videotape.”  Here are some of the standard steps the FDA skipped before issuing its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the vaccines.  Knowing this, you decide how valid is the FDA’s assurance of the safety of COVID vaccines.

It was known by the FDA and others that no previous coronavirus vaccines ever passed animal trials.  The test animals got seriously ill or died.  These experimental vaccines were shown to make worse the symptoms of the disease they were supposed to suppress.  This is a sign of an Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE), which means the antibodies from the vaccine might actually help the virus enter and damage living cells.  This should have been a red flag for the FDA when the COVID-19 vaccines came before it for review.  Furthermore, Pfizer and the other vaccine manufacturers didn’t complete animal testing on their novel COVID-19 vaccines.

Initially, Pfizer was running a 44,000-person clinical trial to see if its COVID-19 vaccine had adverse long-term effects.  Against the strong recommendation of the FDA and in midstream of the test, Pfizer offered its vaccine to members of the placebo control group.  Many took it, negating the validity of the trial.  This means that Pfizer didn’t complete any long-term testing to establish the safety of its vaccine.  And the FDA went along with that and still issued an Emergency Use Authorization allowing the vaccines to be released.  One can only speculate why. 

Because there was inadequate testing, it was assumed that the vaccine would stay in the shoulder, where the injection was made.  But this did not turn out to be the case, according to a Japanese study.  This means that potentially toxic spike proteins are throughout the body.  The Japanese study further found the vaccine highly distributed in the ovaries, potentially causing infertility.

There are now indications from the field that there may be a number of other problems associated with the vaccines that would have been detected by long-term testing.  These include, but are not limited to, blood clots, complications with fertility, and signs of ADE.  One can argue if the spike proteins are toxic or not, and whether or not ADE and fertility are legitimate concerns.  Time will tell.  Hopefully, the COVID vaccines will prove to be as safe as their manufacturers claim.

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Health Authorities Claim “Performers” (Rich & Famous) Are Exempt From Mask Rules

The LA County Department of Public Health responded to criticism of the maskless Emmys by claiming the rules didn’t apply because it was a television production event – despite the fact that workers were still made to wear masks.

There was uproar on Sunday as celebrities packed themselves into the Event Deck at LA Live without a mask amongst them as they kissed and hugged all night long.

Irate respondents on Twitter asked why celebrities were exempt from the rules yet their 4-year-old kids had to wear masks in class.

Under Los Angeles County’s Department of Health guidelines, everyone aged two years and older must wear a face covering in “all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and public and private businesses.”

However, after it was asserted that the rules don’t appear to apply to the rich and famous, the department was forced to respond.

“LA County Department of Public Health tells me that the mask-less Emmys were not in violation of the county’s mask mandate because “exceptions are made for film, television, and music productions” since “additional safety modifications” are made for such events,” tweeted CNN’s Oliver Darcy.

So apparently, so long as you’re making a television production, COVID-19 recognizes that fact and doesn’t show up for the night, much like it disappears as soon as people sit down to eat at a restaurant, but not while they walk to the table.

Health authorities went further, insisting that the event organizers “exceeded the baseline requirements for television and film productions,” before asserting that the full vaccination of all those present was “one of the most powerful ways to achieve a safe environment” (despite the fully vaccinated being able to pass on the virus).

“The Emmy Award Show is a television production and persons appearing on the show are considered performers,” they added.

So apparently, if you’re a “performer,” or in other words rich and famous, you don’t have to wear a mask.

But if you’re merely a lowly worker drone, you still have to wear a mask, as dozens of staffers were seen doing at the event.

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Facebook and Instagram delete Project Veritas vaccine video for “misinformation” that could cause “harm”

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have removed a new video from the undercover reporting operatives Project Veritas under its “misinformation” policy.

“We encourage free expression, but we don’t allow false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm,” the Facebook message shared with Project Veritas read.

Facebook didn’t specifically state which part of the video caused them to decide to delete it.

The video in question featured a whistleblower from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), registered nurse Jodi O’Malley, making allegations that the federal government were underreporting the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines.

In the video, O’Malley was discussing with Dr. Maria Gonzales, an ER doctor, who alleges that not all patients suffering from heart inflammation after taking the vaccine are being reported. “But now, they [the government] are not going to blame the vaccine,” Dr. Gonzales said of a patient who had suspected myocarditis.

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Military Forces Soldiers To Study ‘7 Tenets Of Satanism’ PowerPoint In Defense Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed that the US military has been forcing US soldiers to study Satan and the “7 tenets of Satanism” through a PowerPoint presentation using false information in an attempt to justify the COVID-19 vaccine during a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

While US soldiers are being forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine, the US military is also forcing them to study the “7 tenets of Satanism” through a PowerPoint presentation that contains misleading claims about coronavirus vaccine safety and effectiveness, Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed on Monday during a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“The point of mandatory vaccination is to identify the sincere Christians in the [military] ranks, the free thinkers, the men with high testosterone levels, and anyone else who does not love Joe Biden, and make them leave immediately,” said Carlson. “It’s a takeover of the US military. Here’s how they’re doing it.”

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Former FDA Commissioner: CDC’s Six-Foot Social Distancing Recommendation “Arbitrary”

A former commissioner for the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday described how the CDC’s six-foot social distancing guideline was selected arbitrarily.

Speaking to CBS’s Face the Nation discussing his latest book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the CDC lacked “rigor” in effecting its policies.

“And you write, the six feet was arbitrary?” asked Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan.

“The six feet was arbitrary in and of itself,” Gottlieb answered.

“But if the administration had focused in on that, they might have been able to effect a policy that would have actually achieved their outcome. But that policy making process didn’t exist, and the six feet is a perfect example of sort of the lack of rigor around how CDC made recommendations.”

Gottlieb went on to explain the CDC’s six-foot distancing guideline was recommended with little to no science behind it.

“Nobody knows where it came from. Most people assume that the six feet of distance, the recommendation for keeping six feet apart, comes out of some old studies related to flu, where droplets don’t travel more than six feet. We now know COVID spreads through aerosols. We’ve known that for a while, so how operative is that?”

He also explained the CDC simply revised its original recommendation of 10-foot social distancing after the Trump White House pushed back, arguing that kind of distancing could shut down society.

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San Fran Mayor Defends Partying Maskless Despite Mandate: ‘I Was Feeling The Spirit,’ ‘Don’t Need The Fun Police’

San Francisco mayor London Breed defended herself after being caught maskless at a city jazz club in violation of her city’s own strict ordinance, telling reporters that she “was feeling the spirit” and not thinking about masking, and claiming that San Francisco should not be h “fun police,” even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Breed was caught, last week, “dancing behind a table full of drinks,”  and “not wearing a face covering as she sang and posed for photos,” according to a local ABC affiliate.

“Unmasked, singing, and dancing with an equally unmasked crowd, cell phone video shows Mayor London Breed inside a club in the Tenderloin on Wednesday night,” the outlet noted. “Breed and others enjoyed a surprise performance by Bay Area R&B group, Tony! Toni! Toné!, at the Black Cat on Eddy and Leavenworth Streets. But the maskless moment flies in the face of what [] Mayor Breed has been telling San Franciscans all pandemic long.”

On Monday, Breed blasted back at her critics, claiming that she was following the rules, and also that, in the moment, she was not considering her own mask mandate.

“While I’m eating and drinking I’m going to keep my mask off,” Breed said, though the photo shows her dancing. “And yes, in the time while we’re drinking like everyone else there, we were all having a good time and again all vaccinated.”

Breed will likely know that San Francisco’s mask mandate does not take vaccination status into account. According to the city’s website, individuals “must wear a mask indoors in public places, even if you are vaccinated…You must wear a mask even if you are vaccinated.”

“You should still get vaccinated,” the city’s guidance continues, “because it’s the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19, including the Delta variant.”

Those details, however, are immaterial when you are “feeling the spirit” — at least according to Breed.

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Viewers Rage at Maskless Emmys: ‘But Kids Have to Wear a Mask to School. What the F**k’

Hollywood celebrities went maskless Sunday at the 73rd annual Emmy Awards as millions of children are being forced to wear masks in school.

Stars were packed close together into an enclosed space at the Event Deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, with other celebrities congregating at an indoor venue in London.

Presenter Seth Rogen appeared baffled by the indoor setting, as Emmy organizers had announced earlier the show would take place in an “air-conditioned tent.” The venue as shown on TV appeared to be fully enclosed.

“I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof?” Rogen joked.

Host Cedric the Entertainer tried to preemptively ward off criticism early in the broadcast. “You had to get vaxxed to come here,” he reassured viewers at home. “I got Pfizer because I’m bougie,” he said, referring to it as the “Nieman Marcus” of vaccines.

As Breitbart New reported, Emmy organizers mandated all attendees to test negative for COVID-19 and prove they have been vaccinated.

The site of maskless celebrities socializing in close proximity indoors provoked social media outrage, with some noting that children across the country are being forced to wear masks in schools despite millions being vaccinated.

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Only ‘Hired Help’ Required to Wear Face Masks at Emmys While Celebrities Hug and Kiss Each Other

Rules are only for the rubes.

Not one celebrity wore a face mask on Sunday evening at the 73rd Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Maskless celebrities were hugging and kissing each other at the awards ceremony while the ‘hired help’ was forced to mask.

Only the ‘hired help’ had to cover their faces.

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