The Roundup [COVID Edition] Week Ending December 16, 2022
The floodgate is open. The last two weeks have been pretty epic for information about the pandemic, vaccine effectiveness and revelations of censorship and suppression of voices that would not cooperate with the CDC-Big Pharma messaging.
On a personal note, I’ve had strong opinions about the narrative surrounding COVID since April 2020. People I know and love disagree strongly with me. That’s OK. I’ve been accused of being a conspiracy theorist simply because of what used to be called critical thinking. So that’s fun.
Now, on with The Roundup: COVID Edition.
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A government “back door” to social media and Big Tech to suppress COVID dissent
New documents reveal how the United States government used a secret Twitter portal to censor COVID-19 content that contradicted the government’s narrative.
The documents reveal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was collaborating with UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and Mafindo to mitigate “disinformation.” Mafindo is a Facebook third-party fact-checking partner based in Indonesia that is funded by Google, known to have censored searches for keywords like Coronavirus, and COVID-19 as well as blocking information regarding adverse reactions and deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
Back in March 2020, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board sounded the alarm about the growing evidence of government censorship through social media and Big Tech:
“…some of the web’s gatekeepers are tempted to go further and stamp out the free debate that helped alert Americans to the threat of the virus in the first place. They want to require conformity with the judgment of expert institutions, even as many of those institutions themselves woefully misjudged the situation months or weeks ago.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pursues legal action against vaccine misinformation by the government
The Daily Wire has a 14-minute podcast about Florida’s effort to combat government misinformation.
This week, Governor Ron DeSantis convened a gathering of health experts, doctors, and scientists to address the possible harm caused by MRNA vaccines.
“We’ll be able to get the data whether they want to give it or not,” DeSantis said. “In Florida, it is illegal to mislead and misrepresent, especially when you are talking about the efficacy of a drug.”
Florida has been leading evidence-based science throughout the pandemic.
CNN and other liberal outlets would have us believe that those who disputed facemarks, the efficacy and safety of vaccines, lockdowns and the censorship of robust debate and exchange of information are lunatic fringe (or pastors).
Again, the floodgate is open now. But it’s been three years…
Congressman Thomas Massie (KY) tweeted on December 7:
I’ve written about Alex Berenson and his tireless journalism to question COVID narratives. He was banned from Twitter and then won a lawsuit against them to be reinstated (even before Elon Musk purchased the social media company). Now we learn that the Biden administration was in solved in Berenson’s banning (collusion, anyone?).
When Ivy League professors and scientists were shadowbanned and booted from social media, it should have caused concern.
Other impacts of our failure to question narratives
It’s interesting how caring for the environment and global warming are emergencies… until they’re not. Who didn’t see this coming?
Steve Friend has a powerful essay here about these past 1000 days. I encourage you to read it and digest it.
America’s response to COVID was the most catastrophic collection of public policy decisions in galactic history. Unquestionably, no intelligent life across the Milky Way could possibly exceed our monumental hubris, delusion, and stupidity.
Economists and pundits literally argued that we could treat the global economy like a VHS tape. All we had to do was “push pause” for several weeks, and everything would be fine. Talk about deranged.
Have you heard of S.A.D.S? It will make you sad. It’s Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, and the condition is now being applied in spades. Perhaps you’ve seen the rash of athletes, young adults and others in their prime mysteriously dying in the past 18 months? People are trying to get to the bottom of it and find the common denominator. Myocarditis in vaccinated individuals is a growing concern.
Fauci on the hot seat
Not only did Dr. Anthony Fauci utter, “I don’t recall” 174 times in his deposition before the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, but it’s become clear that what a person thinks of Dr. Fauci is a pretty accurate indicator of how they voted in 2020 and where they get their news.
Instead of providing us with answers, this supposed beacon of truth said "I don’t recall" 174 times, all while evading questions, trying to run out the clock, and insisting he’s a very busy man.
More confirmation of what we already knew
Natural immunity lasts.
If you’re unvaccinated, you will be discriminated against.
“We find evidence in support of discriminatory attitudes against the unvaccinated in all countries except Hungary and Romania and find that discriminatory attitudes are more strongly expressed in cultures with stronger cooperative norms.”
Lockdowns didn’t work.
COVID was not as dangerous as the CDC, WHO and governments led us to believe
Masks don’t stop the spread of COVID.
Get ready for #TwitterFiles on COVID
Elon Musk has promised more revelations about how government and Big Tech colluded to influence global opinion about COVID response. After seeing some of the material at Twitter, Musk tweeted:
Documents Reveal Secret Twitter Portal US Government Used to Censor COVID-19 Content, by Patrica Tolson, The Epoch Times, December 15, 2022
Controlling the Virus Narrative, Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2020
DeSantis Seeks Grand Jury Investigation of COVID-19 Vaccines, U.S. News & World Report, December 13, 2022
New Autopsy Report Reveals Those Who Died Suddenly Were Likely Killed by the Covid Vaccine, by Will Jones, The Brownstone Institute, December 7, 2022
I deposed Dr. Fauci for seven hours. Here's what I learned about 'science,' by Jeff Landry, Fox News, December 6, 2022
New Study Finds Evidence of ‘Long-Term’ Natural Immunity to COVID-19, by Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times, December 10, 2022
Discriminatory Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated During a Global Pandemic, by Alexander Bor, Frederik Jrgensen, Michael Bang Petersen, Nature, December 8, 2022
Coming to terms: The COVID lockdowns were all for naught, by Dan Hannah, Washington Examiner, December 5, 2022
A New Study Confirms COVID Was Never as Dangerous as 'Experts' Claimed, by Ian Miller, Unmasked, October 12, 2022
We Are All Already Wearing A Mask... by Marc Girardot, COVID Myth Busters Series, July 5, 2022