Reader’s Links for November 5, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

54 Replies to “Reader’s Links for November 5, 2021”

  1. Living in a Communist, totalitarian state…

    …you have to learn to lie in order to survive.

    Yes, it is awesome to stand on your morals – and this will work in a place with free press – but it is futile to do so in a totalitarian country where the press is so controlled, they will not dare challenge the narrative.

    Here is a tiny example of the manifestation of this destruction of society…

    When my family and I were preparing to escape from behind the Iron Curtain, my parents had bribed a willing MD to prescribe a dose of antibiotics to us to take ‘on the road’ with us, should we need it while we were in ‘legal limbo’.

    Great!

    The MD wrote the script in one town, and, to protect her, I was tasked by my parents (at 13) to go to a different town to get it filled – which I happily did. Except that…when I came in to the pharmacy to try to get the script filled, the two people working there noted that the script lacked the strength of the antibiotic dose, so they could not ill it.

    Very smugly, they shoved the script back at me and went into ‘the back room’ of the pharmacy.

    Realizing I was going to get nowhere there and then, I left and went back home…and explained the situation. One of my parents – I cannot remember which – then used their own pen to fill in the strength of what the prescription ought to be – after a phone call with the friendly MD.

    The next day, I was dispatched to that same pharmacy to get that script filled, now with the strength filled in properly.

    Same pharmacy, next morning. Same two workers there…

    They perfectly remembered me, and they perfectly remembered why they had refused to fill the script the day before – but, they were playing dumb. ‘Gee, I don’t know if we can fill this – the dosage seems to be written in a different pen than the original script…’…well, and a lot of similar virtue-signalling noises

    Having long ago learned that offence is the best defence, well, I was myself.

    I had rounded in on them and said that obviously the dosage was written in in a different pen, because they had refused to fill it the day before due to the lack of dosage info. So, I went back to the MD, and she had filled in the dosage info – as per their demand – but she may not have had the same pen, hence the different ink. Still, this was their demand, and I had satisfied it…so why would they question it now?

    My outrage had caught them by surprise, they hung their heads in shame, and filled the script.

    I am not proud of lying to these two pretentious women – but, I did what needed to be done within the constrains of the system to gain the medication that might save our lives during our escape.

    And, yes, our lives were ‘on the line’ – yet we put them there happily in order to escape totalitarian tyranny.

    Where do we escape to now?

  2. paul j watson – Italian Institute of Health Drastically Reduces Its Official COVID Death Toll Number

    Changes defintiion of COVID death from ‘with COVID’ to ‘by COVID’.

    The Italian Higher Institute of Health has drastically reduced the country’s official COVID death toll number by over 97 per cent after changing the definition of a fatality to someone who died from COVID rather than with COVID.

    Italian newspaper Il Tempo reports that the Institute has revised downward the number of people who have died from COVID rather than with COVID from 130,000 to under 4,000.

    “Yes, you read that right. Turns out 97.1% of deaths hitherto attributed to Covid were not due directly to Covid,” writes Toby Young.

    Of the of the 130,468 deaths registered as official COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic, only 3,783 are directly attributable to the virus alone.

    “All the other Italians who lost their lives had from between one and five pre-existing diseases. Of those aged over 67 who died, 7% had more than three co-morbidities, and 18% at least two,” writes Young.

    “According to the Institute, 65.8% of Italians who died after being infected with Covid were ill with arterial hypertension (high blood pressure), 23.5% had dementia, 29.3% had diabetes, and 24.8% atrial fibrillation. Add to that, 17.4% had lung problems, 16.3% had had cancer in the last five years and 15.7% suffered from previous heart failures.”

    The Institute’s new definition of a COVID death means that COVID has killed fewer people in Italy than (whisper it) the average bout of seasonal flu.

    If a similar change were made by other national governments, the official COVID death toll would be cut by a margin of greater than 90 per cent.

    Don’t expect many others to follow suit though, given that governments have invested so much of their authority in hyping the the threat posed by the virus.

    For example, behavioral psychologists in the UK worked with the state to deliberately “exaggerate” the threat of COVID via “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods of propaganda in order to terrify the public into mass compliance.

    And it worked.

    A survey conducted after the first lockdown found that the average Brit thought 100 times more people had died from COVID than the official death toll.

    Now we come to understand that the official killed ‘by COVID’ and not ‘with COVID’ figure is less than one tenth what is officially reported as the total COVID death toll.

    Despite the change, Italy may yet take the decision to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory, although how such a scheme would be imposed remains unspecified.

    https://summit.news/2021/11/04/italian-institute-of-health-drastically-reduces-its-official-covid-death-toll-number/

    • US nurse sacked for defying COVID-jab mandate due to religious beliefs

      US government pressure for people to get vaccinated, including through a federal mandate, is being met with resistance. Victoria Jensen, a California nurse, has been suspended by a private hospital after she refused to take a COVID shot due to her religious beliefs – despite Washington’s controversial workplace vaccine mandate providing for exemptions including medical conditions, pregnancy and, yes, religious beliefs.

    • global news – Children under 12 leading new COVID-19 infections across Canada, PHAC says | FULL

      Children under 12 are now leading the country in new COVID-19 infections as they await approval for vaccination, Canada’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Theresa Tam said during a Friday news conference.

      In new national data released Friday, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) officials said that during the fourth wave, infections in that age group surpassed those of all other age groups for the first time in the pandemic.

      The trend comes as vaccination increases in older age groups, while children under 12 await approval for a jab.

      Officials added that the majority of cases among children do not involve severe illness. In fact, fewer than one per cent of children and youth up to 19 years of age with COVID-19 have been severely sick. To date, more than 350,000 cases have been reported in that age range.

    • global news – Do vaccine mandates really put health-care systems at risk?

      Backlash is mounting in Quebec and Ontario, where COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health-care workers have been ditched.

      The two provinces believe the rules could result in drastic labour shortages that will hurt their health systems and jeopardize the delivery of care.

      So far, six provinces require mandatory vaccines for health-care workers now, or very soon. Four provinces require tests, but not necessarily vaccines for health workers. But would health-care systems really be at risk? Eric Sorensen has a reality check.

      + comments on the YT page

    • cbc – Helping people overcome needle phobia for a COVID-19 vaccine

      An estimated four per cent of Canadians suffer from a severe needle phobia, many of them children, so clinics and experts across Canada are using distraction, patience and conversation to help them get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • cbc – WHO warns Europe at epicentre of new COVID-19 surge

      Freelance reporter Trent Murray reports from Berlin on the sharp spike in coronavirus cases in Germany, just one example of the strong resurgence of COVID-19 across Europe.

      • GERMANY – Spahn recommends ‘booster shot for everyone’ as he details COVID strategy to break fourth wave

        German Health Minister Jens Spahn recommended getting a booster shot at the health minister conference in Lindau, as he was briefing the press on Germany’s COVID-19 strategy to break the fourth wave.

        “An important signal of these days is that the medical profession, as well as the federal government and the federal states, agree that everyone who has had the second vaccination six months or more ago should be able to get a booster vaccination,” he said at the press conference.

        The booster shot is especially recommended for elderly people, medical staff and people with medical pre-conditions, added Spahn and emphasized the importance of test measures in care facilities and old people’s homes.

        When asked whether a vaccination mandate for medical and nursing staff should be set up, Spahn answered that increased testing at the facilities should be implemented instead to avoid a further division in the country through mandatory vaccinations.

        Strict 3G (tested, vaccinated, recovered) rules for indoor events are intended to help contain the coronavirus in Germany, according to the will of the federal and state governments. The rules will stay in place and will be more closely controlled throughout autumn and winter. 2G – access only for vaccinated and recovered people – was set as an option for so-called corona hotspots with a high infection rate.

        SOUNDBITES:

        SOT, Klaus Holetschek, Bavarian health minister (German): “Important is the message that booster vaccinations should be possible for everyone after 6 months as a rule. In particular, of course, for the groups of medical staff and elderly people. But with this and with the experiences from Israel we really want to enter this wave very strongly and want to do everything together with the doctors in this country to break this wave, but also with the vaccination centres, which we have kept in stand-by mode.”

        SOT, Jens Spahn, SOT, Jens Spahn, German Health Minister (German): “Yes, we are not just in the fourth wave, the fourth wave has been around for a while. We have been saying that for a long time. However, we are now noticing that this fourth wave is coming with full force, that it has clearly picked up speed with record numbers in Germany in the last 18 months. With a very strong, at least regionally, burden on hospitals both in the normal ward area and on the intensive care unit.”

        SOT, Jens Spahn, SOT, Jens Spahn, German Health Minister (German): “I am very grateful that we were able to reach an agreement on three points, three important points. Firstly, the 3G – vaccinated, recovered or tested – has become even more important as an access requirement, especially for indoor events. Control is especially important, there is also consensus that we need more control of 3G in everyday life so that it can actually make a difference, that it is somehow written down does not make the difference, it also has to be checked and implemented. And then there is 2G – vaccinated or recovered – as an option for regions with a very high infection rate and stress on intensive care units.*

        SOT, Jens Spahn, SOT, Jens Spahn, German Health Minister (German): “The second important point is to protect the places where the particularly vulnerable live, the care facilities. Last winter we noticed how brutal this virus had raged in the care facilities. How many people lost their lives in this pandemic, especially among the very old and in need of care. There were too many deaths to mourn. And we have the tools in hand to avoid that for this winter. One is the booster vaccinations and all states have been doing it for weeks. The first states have already reached all care facilities with booster vaccinations that have been offered to increase protection. But above all with mandatory test concepts in which vaccinated and recovered visitors and nurses are also tested on a regular basis.”

        SOT, Jens Spahn, SOT, Jens Spahn, German Health Minister (German): “An important point that has played a major role are the booster vaccinations. An important signal of these days is that the medical profession, as well as the federal government and the federal states, agree that everyone who has had the second vaccination six months or more ago should be able to get a booster vaccination, especially recommended and also actively offered for older people, for people with previous illness and for medical and caring staff. And we need a higher pace, more speed.”

    • MSNBC – Joy Reid Raises Awareness Of Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Featuring Younger Children

      Anti-COVID vaccine propaganda featuring younger children is imminent, experts predict. Joy Reid raises awareness about this coming flood of misinformation

    • CBN – Israelis React to ‘Green Pass’ Restrictions and Welcome Tourists Back

      It’s called a “Tav Yarok” or “Green Pass.”

      It allows those who have one to access to restaurants, hotels, and other venues as well as travel abroad more freely.

      The passes are given to those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered in the last six months, or who have obtained a temporary pass after a negative PCR or quick test.

      CBN News visited Jerusalem’s open-air Mahane Yehuda market and asked Israelis what they think about the Green Pass and also about the government’s decision to re-open the country’s borders to individuals as long as they are vaccinated.

  3. zero hedge – Pfizer Shares Surge After Release Of ‘Miracle’ COVID Pill That Is 89% Effective At Preventing Hospitalization

    […]Pfizer said studies showed its COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients by 89%.

    […]Pfizer’s pill, which will be sold under the brand name Paxlovid, cut the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% when taken within three days after symptoms emerge (the number for Merck’s drug was it needed to be taken within 5 days of infection

    “The results are really beyond our wildest dreams,” said Annaliesa Anderson, a Pfizer executive who led the drug’s development. She expressed hope that Paxlovid “can have a big impact on helping all our lives go back to normal again and seeing the end of the pandemic.”

    It’s expected the new drug will be made available in the US at least but in limited quantities at first.

    […] Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla already affirmed on CNBC that a course of the drug will cost insurers or customers around $700

    […]Per the NYT:

    The U.S. government has been in negotiations with Pfizer for enough pills for 1.7 million courses of treatment, with an additional option for 3.3 million, according to a senior administration official. That is about the same quantity that the United States has ordered from Merck. The government expects to pay about $700 per treatment course for both drugs, the official said.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/pfizer-shares-surge-after-release-miracle-covid-pill-89-effective-preventing

  4. Bulgaria deploys troops to Turkish border amid migrant influx

    Bulgarian forces have deployed hundreds of troops to the border with Turkey in a bid to stop illegal migrant crossings, as well as to restore damaged parts of the border fence.

  5. Canada lead the way on sending the most delegates to the COP26 farce with 276.
    The host Uk sent 227, Japan 225, France 195, US 133, Germany 120, Italy sent 66.

    Justine Trudeau took his personal videographer, photographer, his speech writer and 17 press secretaries and his communications director.

    They will not divulge how much money was spent.

  6. CEO of Pfizer arrested, charged with fraud – media blackout as #PfizerGate trends

    Posted onNovember 5, 2021
    Beaver Exclusive

    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was arrested at his home in the affluent suburb of Scarsdale, New York Friday morning by the FBI and charged with multiple counts of fraud. Bourla is being held while he awaits a bail hearing. Federal agents are in the process of executing a search warrant at his home and at multiple other properties he owns across the country.

    Albert Bourla faces fraud charges for his role in deceiving customers on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 “vaccine.” Pfizer is accused of falsifying data, and paying out large bribes. According to an FBI agent that spoke to the Conservative Beaver, Pfizer lied about the effectiveness of the vaccines, and mislead customers about the serious side effects the vaccines can produce. Pfizer is accused of paying off governments and the mainstream media to stay silent.

    https://www.conservativebeaver.com/2021/11/05/ceo-of-pfizer-arrested-charged-with-fraud-media-blackout/

    Can anyone here confirm this?

  7. “Fireworks are going off across UK tonight & this weekend to celebrate Bonfire/Guy Fawkes Night, an event to celebrate when an attempt to assassinate King James I in the 17th century failed. One year ago, US media mistakenly said the fireworks were to celebrate Biden/Harris win.”
    Andy Ngô – November 5, 2021 – Twitter
    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1456722099985342466

    “NOW – Protesters clash with police in Parliament Square as the Million Mask March takes place on Guy Fawkes Night in London.”
    Disclose.tv – November 5, 2021 – Twitter
    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1456716424496431109

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