“Neanderthal thinking” is “deplorable!”

Yes, folks…, cognitively challenged Joe sticks one of his shuffling feet into his mouth again!

According to Caitlin McFall of Fox News, “President Biden took a swipe at Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi Wednesday, accusing them of ‘Neanderthal thinking’ following their decision to reverse COVID safety policies, including mask mandates.”

“Neanderthal thinking,” huh, Joe?

Do you mean the type of “Neanderthal thinking” that has been exhibited by democrat New York Governor, Andrew “Fredo” Cuomo, with his sexual harassment of women?

If you’re going to qualify any thinking as “Neanderthal thinking,” Cuomo’s behavior would seem to fit the bill the best of any.

Just sayin’.

‘“We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough [vaccines] for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot,’ Biden told reporters from the White House Wednesday. ‘The last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking.’”

“Despite the warning issued by health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding a fourth resurgence in coronavirus cases earlier this week, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said all state regulations would be lifted starting Wednesday.”

‘“Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules. Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!’ he said in a tweet Tuesday.”

“Similarly, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed to lower case counts and the increase in vaccine accessibility as justification to revoke all state-imposed coronavirus regulations starting March 10.”

‘“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,’ Abbott said Tuesday, advising Texans that businesses will be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity and masks are no longer required.”

Just to clarify, Illegitimate Joe, and all the rest of the democrats who don’t seem to listen very well, the governors DID NOT reverse COVID safety policies, including mask wearing, social distancing, or any other COVID precautions…, in fact, they both encouraged their people to continue to practice all recommended COVID precautions. They merely discontinued any official government restrictions and mandates, leaving it up to the citizens of their states to practice precautions as they seem fit.  

“The same day Biden slammed the Republican lawmakers for allowing business owners to open their doors again to help put food on the table, a new disturbing report about COVID coming across the border came to light.”

“The Biden administration’s border patrol has released more than 100 illegal immigrants into Texas since late January that have tested positive for the coronavirus following their arrival, officials in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border tell Fox News.”

I’m not going to call this “Neanderthal thinking,” but it is safe to call this “thinking” irresponsible and flawed.  

‘“Getting a shot in someone’s arm and getting the second shot…[is] going to take time. And it’s critical, critical, critical, critical [I guess it’s really critical!] that they follow the science,’ Biden told reporters from the White House. ‘Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently, wear a mask and stay socially distance.’”

It’s critical to “follow the science,” huh, Joe?

Well, it’s apparently NOT critical to “follow the science” when it comes to getting our kids back in school, or when shipping these COVID positive illegal immigrants all over the country to help spread the China virus, is it Joe?   

There’s a nice use of masks and social distancing down there at the border as well!

Mark Moore, for The New York Post, reports that, “​More than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive for the coronavirus — after their arrival in Texas ​​since late January — have been released by the Border Patrol into the Lone Star State ​and are free to travel to other parts of the US, according to reports.”

“Felipe Romero, a spokesman for the border city of Brownsville, told Fox News that they are telling the migrants who tested positive to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to quarantine and maintain social distance, but that Brownsville doesn’t have the authority to stop them from traveling to the rest of the country.”

“He said the 108 positives account for 6.3 percent of the total migrants who received rapid tests at the city’s main bus terminal, a program that began on Jan. 25.”

“Some of the migrants described to ‘Noticias Telemundo Investiga’ ​how they were tested at the border and then allowed to hit the streets despite a positive result for the coronavirus.”​

“Miriam Izaguirre, a migrant from Honduras, said she crossed the Rio Grande on Monday with her young son and surrendered to authorities but was released within a few hours by the Border Patrol.”

‘“Right now, we were tested for COVID and they separated us … because we were positive,’ Izaguirre told news site. ‘We are waiting right now.’”

“They expect to board a bus to Houston.”​

“Other migrants who tested positive said they plan to travel to North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey.”

“The immigrants said they didn’t receive any documentation that they had tested positive. They were simply informed that they had.​”

“President Biden has been reversing many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies since entering the White House, and US Customs and Border Protection said in a report last month that the border is experiencing a surge of migrants.”

“But speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied a crisis existed on the border.”

‘“The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working around the clock, seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border, that we manage the challenge as acute as the challenge is,’ he told reporters.”

Just because you’re “working around the clock, seven days a week” to ensure you don’t have a crisis at the border doesn’t mean you don’t have a crisis at the border, or in Texas, North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey, and God knows where else.

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When will we get back to normal?

This is a question on a lot of people’s minds, and a question that a lot of people are asking.

My simple answer is, WE WILL NEVER GET BACK TO “NORMAL,” especially if you or your fellow citizens were foolish enough to elect a democrat governor or a democrat mayor.   

Things will never be like they were pre-2020 and pre-COVID.

It’s not that we can’t get back to “normal.”

The truth of the matter is there are groups of people, people with a lot of power and influence, who don’t want our country to get back to “normal.”

Our “normal” way of life had way too much freedom and way too much capitalism in it, according to these people.

We could go where we wanted, do what we wanted, live like we wanted, and work like we wanted.

That, my friends, is all over now, and it ain’t coming back…, at least back to “normal.”

A precedent has now been set, regarding our response to the China virus.

A precedent that will now be retriggered every year, or every other year.

I’m sorry to say it, but masks are never going away now.

We will only continue to experience “new normals” from now on…, and they won’t be good.

According to Cornelius Phanthanh, the publisher of the article, Why Japanese wear masks: a look behind health, etiquette, and culture, “Not only relegated to flu season or fears of catching colds, masks have long been a regular part of Japanese society. They’ve evolved to carry a wider definition, some not having anything to do with health reasons at all.”

Ralph Jennings, of VOANEWS.com, says, “Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades.”

“Asians, especially in Japan, China and Taiwan, have worn masks for a host of cultural and environmental reasons, including non-medical ones, since at least the 1950s.”

“Masks became a regular part of the street scene in parts of Asia after the deadly severe outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that started in China in 2002 before spreading to Singapore and Taiwan over the following year. Today manufacturers in East Asia are pumping out 10 to 20 million units per month.”

“The SARS outbreak was a ‘turning point,’ for Asia, said Chen Yih-chun, director of the National Taiwan University Hospital Center for Infection Control in Taipei.”

‘“Why we always mention the SARS matter is because during SARS and before that to wear a mask was impossible and patients didn’t want to cooperate,’ Chen said.”

“But Japanese had worn them even in the 1950s as a safeguard against rising air pollution, a byproduct of industrialization. Now people who feel just ‘under the weather’ in Japan wear them to be polite, Sutton said.”

“The website credits masks further with hiding people’s identities. To that end, the black face mask became a symbol of last year’s Hong Kong protests attended by citizens hoping to avoid detection by police or their employers.”

“In Taiwan, older people add sunglasses and sun hats to masks to obscure their entire faces. The full blockade wards off sunburns and, some users say, stops common air pollution. High-tech pollution barrier masks are a norm in China’s major cities.”

“The common use of masks in Asia now goes beyond official health guidance as panic spreads about catching the coronavirus and people already find masks acceptable. In Taiwan, as well as South Korea, the rage in mask buying has prompted rationing.”

“Governments in Singapore and Taiwan recommend masks primarily for people who are already sick. The World Health Organization says healthy people need not wear masks unless caring for someone with the new coronavirus.”

“Common surgical masks stop only droplets from the mouth and nose, not airborne germs.”

DID YOU GET THAT EVERYONE?

MASKS DO NOT PROTECT US FROM THE VIRUS, OR ANY VIRUS FOR THAT MATTER! 

“Taiwan Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung advises against masks for healthy people unless they’re in crowds, where someone might cough or sneeze.”

‘“We’re still saying that healthy people basically don’t need to wear face mask, but we still want to advise that once you reach a crowded place for a long time, to wear a mask can protect yourself and protect other people,’ Chen said.”

DID YOU GET THAT, EVERYONE? 

HEALTHY PEOPLE DON’T NEED TO WEAR A FACE MASK.

AND WHY IS THAT?

BECAUSE IT IS UNHEALTHY FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE TO WEAR A FACE MASK ALL OF THE TIME!

SAY WHAT?!

IT IS UNHEALTHY FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE TO WEAR A FACE MASK ALL OF THE TIME!

The truth of the matter is, if we would take extra precautions for older people and people with pre-existing conditions, the China virus is no more dangerous than the annual flu for the rest of us.

The truth of the matter is THESE EGGHEADS AND CORRUPT POLITICIANS SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND OUR LIVES FOR NO GOOD REASON!

Well, I shouldn’t say for no good reason, especially for them.

Their “good reason” was to tank our unbelievable economy.

Because without doing that, the democrats had no chance of defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.

And the way it turned out, they still couldn’t beat him…, at least fair and square. 

COVID-19 was a win-win for the democrats and the Communist Chinese Party.

For the rest of us, it was a lose-lose.

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Now we’re supposed to wear two masks?!

According to Alexander Tin, for CBS News, “CDC [Center for Disease Control] recommends double masks to help protect against COVID-19.”

So, does that mean for the last year we’ve not been properly protected with just one mask?

That would explain why the infection numbers have been so high for so long.

Thanks CDC, for your flawed recommendations once again.

Remember…, we have to “follow the science,” even if “the science” doesn’t know where it’s going!

“After months of demands for federal health officials to update mask recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Wednesday that include wearing well-fitting face masks or two masks at a time to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Who, exactly, has been demanding “federal health officials to update mask recommendations,” by the way?

The only thing most people are demanding, as far I know, is for the CDC to come out and admit that masks are not really effective in stopping the virus, which obviously now, they’re admitting they’re not.

They admit that even two masks will not stop the transfer of the China virus.

Don’t believe me?

Hospitals didn’t let visitors in even if you were wearing a mask.

Now try visiting someone in the hospital wearing two masks…, they still won’t let you in.

If masks really worked, why would hospitals not let family members visit their loved ones if they were wearing one…, or two?

BECAUSE MASKS DON’T WORK!!!    

“The updated guidance follows the release of new research from the CDC which tested various masks in a lab setting and found evidence that combining a cloth mask over a surgical mask could dramatically reduce both the spread of the virus to others and exposure to the virus oneself.”

“Reduces,” not eliminates.

We’ve been dealing with the China virus for like a year now, and just now they’re coming up with this two-mask thing?!

“The CDC’s new recommendations advise Americans to select masks with a nose wire that can be adjusted for a snug fit, and to use a mask fitter or brace to better seal their masks. The CDC also recommends wearing a mask with multiple layers for greater protection, or layering a cloth mask over a disposable medical mask.”

“For a better fit, it advises knotting the ear loops of the disposable mask and then tucking and flattening the extra material on the sides.”

Whatever.

‘“I want to be clear that these new scientific data released today do not change the specific recommendations about who should wear a mask or when they should wear one. But they do provide new information on why wearing a well-fitting mask is so important,’ CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 briefing.”

You want to be “clear,” Ms. Walensky?

Then you should try harder.

“For the new study, CDC researchers tested combinations of multi-layered cloth and common surgical or medical procedure masks in a laboratory, simulating breathing and coughing between pairs of dummies.”

“Between pairs of dummies?”

C’mon…, these CDC researchers deserve a little more respect than that, don’t they?

Well…, maybe not!

No…, definitely, not.

“Dummies” it is!

“When only a disposable mask was worn, just 42% of cough droplets were blocked in the experiment. Combining the disposable mask with a cloth mask on top blocked 92.5% of particles expelled from the cough.”

Okay…, we get the “droplets” thing…, but how much of virus sized particles are blocked?

I’ve heard a good analogy for how much “virus” a typical mask blocks is, envision throwing sand at a chain-link fence.

Ha, ya…, that’s about it.  

“The new research comes after months of pleas by advocates for the CDC to update its guidance to include recommending wearing two masks, after other studies and anecdotal evidence suggested the move could curb the spread of the virus.”

If two is better than one, then three must be better than two!

How about four?!

No, wait, I’ve got it!

How about wearing just one mask that actually works?!

“The agency’s top officials had declined to change their official recommendations until this new research had been completed, though many — from President Biden to Dr. Anthony Fauci — had already been spotted wearing two masks.”

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump’s Mama

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Should taxpayers get a rebate for schools that aren’t open?

I believe this is a valid and an honest question.

If you pay local property taxes on your home or business, the lion’s share of what you pay goes towards funding your local schools.

Taxpayers pay these school taxes, whether they have school-aged children or not, in order to guarantee the children in their community receive an education, and eventually, hopefully, become intelligent and productive members of society…, at least until they go to college.

If our local governments decide to close our schools, should we still be paying for them?

If they decided to discontinue garbage collection, would you still be forced to pay for that?

Just sayin’.

It really doesn’t matter if you think the schools should be closed or not.

It really doesn’t matter whether your local government is “following the science” or not. 

If the children of our community are not receiving the education we are paying for (and I’m sorry, but this distance learning crap doesn’t count), why shouldn’t the taxpayers get at least a percentage (a big percentage) of the money back that they paid?

Why should teachers get paid for a job they aren’t doing?

Why should the local school district be paid for the upkeep, utilities, and support staffs for buildings our children aren’t using?

And, again, I’m sorry, but this distance learning crap doesn’t count.

No wonder why the teachers are hesitant about going back to work, like in Chicago.

Why go back when you can use COVID as a ready-made excuse, and continue to be paid for doing next to nothing?

Why go back when all of the “the scientists” in the teachers’ unions are overriding the scientists from the CDC (Center for Disease Control)?

Now I’ve heard that the Biden administration considers a school “re-opened” if they hold classes one day a week. 

If you say so, Illegitimate Joe.

This was one of the Biden administration’s “clarifications” of their official policy.

That’s funny, because only a month ago these “clarifications” were called lies.  

If it’s one thing we have learned, it’s that “it’s all about the money,” and not “all about the kids.”  

If the teachers stopped getting paid, and the school districts stopped getting their share of the money, the schools would be reopening so fast it would make your head spin!

Of course, hell would freeze over before a penny of taxpayer money was ever returned to the taxpayers.

That being said, there are many taxpayers across our country who really should be receiving some of their hard-earned money back.

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Congress should be ashamed of themselves.

But they’re not.

They’re actually patting themselves on the back today. 

While unemployed people and small businesses, representing primarily the food and restaurant related businesses, have been waiting months and months for Congress to agree on a China virus “emergency” relief package…, this is what they came up with?!  

And what kind of “emergency” relief package takes 6 months to pass?

I really don’t think you get to use the word “emergency” anymore.

Just sayin’.

According to Megan Henney of Fox News, “Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package after a half-year of stalemate, securing another tranche [portion] of aid as a surge in COVID-19 infections threatens to further derail the nation’s sputtering economy.”

Please don’t come around here with this “tranche” garbage.  It’s okay to speak English…, it really is.

“If passed by the House and Senate on Monday as expected, the legislation would extend aid to millions of Americans still reeling from the pandemic by providing a fresh round of stimulus checks [Individuals making up to $75,000 a year will receive a direct cash payment of $600, while couples making up to $150,000 will receive $1,200, on top of $600 for dependents under the age of 17.], enhanced unemployment benefits and money for small businesses, as well as new funding for struggling industries, tax breaks, vaccine distribution and education and health care.”

Nancy Pelosi calls these $600 stimulus checks “significant,” but please recall that she said the $1,000 tax cut bonuses, pushed by President Trump in 2018 were “crumbs.”

Getting back to this recent legislation…, it all sounds pretty good…, but that’s not the whole story, is it Megan?

Who exactly determines what a “struggling industry” is?

What small businesses have been hit the hardest by China virus lockdowns?

I’ll give you a hint, Congress…, LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANTS!!!

Is there any aid in your package targeted to help out all of these restaurants?  

NO!!!

But you did manage to carve out a provision to expand the checks to “mixed-status households,” allowing American citizens who are married to foreign nationals without Social Security numbers to receive the aid.

Well, isn’t that special? 

Let’s see what other “special” funding Congress dreamed up that was so critical in dealing with the China virus. 

In addition, Brittany De Lea of FOXBusiness reports that, “The lengthy coronavirus relief bill lawmakers agreed upon over the weekend – and are hoping to approve this week – includes a number of lesser-known provisions that have raised some eyebrows.”

“Raised some eyebrows?”

It should raise some peoples’ blood pressure!

“Among them are a pair of assistance programs in Pakistan, whereby $15 million will be put toward ‘democracy programs’ and $10 million will be distributed to ‘gender programs.’”

Are you kidding me?

Are you people all insane?

“While it is not made explicitly clear what is meant by ‘gender programs’ in the legislation, gender equality is a central component to development in the country, according to the United Nations Population Fund.”

And what about these “democracy programs?”

If they’re anything like the “democracy programs” here in the states, they’re isn’t much “democracy” involved.

“The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) website also states that it works with Pakistan to improve women’s access to economic opportunities, increase girls’ access to education, improve maternal and child health, combat gender-based violence, and increase women’s political and civic participation in Pakistan.”

Again…, isn’t that special.

Congratulations Pakistan!

Hey…, how are the restaurants doing over there in Pakistan?

Just wondering.

The “Young Americans for Liberty” group also pointed out that $700 million was gifted to Sudan, and that $300 million was set aside for “fisheries.”

Obviously, more critical programs required to help with the China virus relief package.

I’m only surprised that no funding was earmarked for China to help them in their battle against the China virus!

Tom Elliott, @tomselliott, adds that. “The Covid relief bill lays the groundwork for a ‘Climate Security Advisory Council,’ whatever that is.

Then we have desperately needed Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act.

Yes, you read that right.

Bill Finley, for The Thoroughbred Daily News [I have to admit, I didn’t even know there was such a thing.], reports that, “The $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that was expected to pass Monday includes a provision that calls for the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act. The legislation that would bring sweeping change to how the sport is regulated and policed appears to have cleared its final hurdle.”

‘“It’s a great day,’ said Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), a longtime proponent of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act. ‘It’s going to save a sport, provide additional jobs and will be so respectful of the equine athletes, the jockeys and others who are involved. It begins and ends there. I am thrilled about it.’”

‘“It’s a great day,’ said Arthur Hancock, who, along with his wife Staci, has been fighting for industry reform for nearly 30 years…”

Well, it’s obviously a “great day” ladies and gentlemen!

‘“It’s hard to believe. I’m still sort of pinching myself that it is done. Leader McConnell of Kentucky has done a wonderful job and so has Andy Barr and Paul Tonko. Senator McConnell, they threw him the pass and he ran a 75-yard touchdown. I think now the horse business has a future.’”

Absolutely!

What would all of the people affected by the China virus do, knowing that the horse racing business was experiencing difficulties?!

And Senator Mitch McConnell is our hero!

Lastly, according to Jason Lemon for NEWSWEEK, “The 5,593-page government funding bill that includes the COVID-19 stimulus legislation also includes a section outlining the reincarnation and succession of the Dalai Lama.”

What?!

With all due respect to the Dali Lama, why in THEE hell would this be in the bill…, and who wanted it in the bill?!

Again…, are you kidding me?

Again…, are these people all insane?

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Senator Mike Lee, of Utah, tweeted, “This is the spending bill under consideration in Congress today.  I received it just moments ago, and will likely be asked to vote on it late tonight.  It’s 5,593 pages long. I know there are some good things in it.  I’m equally confident that there are bad things in it.”

You may or may not agree with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on many topics, but you have to agree with her on this when she tweeted, “Members of Congress have not read this bill. It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours.”

“This isn’t governance. It’s hostage-taking.”

“And by the way, it’s not just members who need to see the bill ahead of time – YOU do.”

“The PUBLIC needs to see these bills w [with] enough time to contact their rep to let them know how they feel.”

“Members are reeling right now bc [because] they don’t have time to consult w/ their communities.”

The republican and democrat leaders don’t want you to read it.

They just want you to shut up and vote for it.

They’ll determine what’s best for you and all of us peons, Ms. Ocasio Cortez!

They don’t want to hear how any of us feel about it.

They don’t care.

Really, they don’t.

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What goes around comes around.

Restaurant owners in Democrat controlled states and Democrat controlled cities should post signs saying democrat politicians are not welcome, just like restaurants did in these cities to conservatives, or has your memory faded regarding these practices?

So, this type of action has precedent.

And then these signs should remain up even after these lockdowns have been lifted.  

The democrats were all silent regarding this discriminant type of treatment of republicans, so, like I said…, “What goes around comes around.” 

You reap what you sow. 

If these governors and mayors want to destroy all of the restaurants in their states and in their cities…, fine…, just don’t come around later looking to be served a meal.

It only seems right, right?

And who are these bar and restaurant owners who allow these hypocritical liberals to break their own rules?!

How many articles has there been about various democrat politicians showing up for drink or a meal after banning this behavior for the rest of us?

We’ve seen the democrat Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, the democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, the democrat Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler, displaying their hypocritical behavior,

… along with California Senator Diane Feinstein ignoring guidelines in an airport,

… and the latest hypocrite is Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, who showed up without a mask at a wine bar after tweeting, “It’s week two of our pause. I know it’s been hard, but I want to thank every Rhode Islander who’s following our guidance. Please, stay home except for essential activities & wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with. Together, we can turn our case numbers around.”

What’s all of this “together” talk? It sure seems like she’s not holding up her end of the bargain.

The governor’s office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

Oh, really?

That’s odd.

And she won’t either, because she, of course, feels that she is above any type of public scrutiny…, just like all of these other democrat fascists in training. 

And it seems like there’s a new article every other day.

It’s ridiculous.

And to all of the police out there enforcing these crazy lockdowns, while we recall the police looking the other way, and kneeling before the rioting organizations, while their rioters burned buildings and looted stores…, and now you are hauling small business owners off to jail, blocking the entrances to their businesses, and ticketing these small business owners with exorbitant fines…, you should really consider what you are doing, or soon you won’t have any supporters or any “friends” left either.

When do law-abiding American citizens get shown any respect or loyalty? 

Saying you are only following orders only goes so far.

This is the same excuse the Nazi “SS’ troops and the Nazi Gestapo used.

Just saying you’re following orders doesn’t get you off the hook…, especially at this point in time.

At this early point in time, you can still stand on your morals, quit your police job, and get into another line of work.

Show some integrity, please. 

Most law-abiding citizens support the police, but this too could change, and it’s on the verge of changing.  

Just sayin’.   

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Bloody hell?! The UK becomes the first country to roll out Covid-19 vaccine!

And the hapless FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States, has only said it has “scheduled a meeting” of its “outside advisory panel” to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine for December 10.

No rush here…, just go on ahead and takes your sweet time!

The FDA in the United States obviously sees no sense of urgency regarding this matter.

And what the hell is an “outside advisory panel?”

The FDA has an annual budget of $6 billion, and they don’t have the resources within their own administration to handle this?  

Anyway, according to Emma Reynolds, Stephanie Halasz, Frederik Pleitgen and Lindsay Isaac for CNN, “The United Kingdom has become the first Western nation to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic that paves the way for the first doses to be rolled out across the country next week.”

Congratulations to the United Kingdom for moving quickly on this.

Long live the Queen!

‘“Help is on the way,’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Wednesday morning, after UK regulators granted emergency authorization for a vaccine made by US pharma giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.”

“A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said last month.”

“The announcement means the UK has vaulted past the United States and European Union in the race to approve a vaccine, months into a pandemic that has killed almost 1.5 million people worldwide.”

And I just have to say again, thanks China!

And thanks for nothing FDA!

The American people all realize you have other more important things to do, but…

‘“We believe it is really the start of the end of the pandemic,’ BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told CNN in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla hailed the emergency authorization as ‘a historic moment in the fight against Covid-19.’”

“The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine — enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Hancock told the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) that an initial 800,000 doses would be delivered from Pfizer’s facilities in Belgium to the UK next week, and ‘many millions’ more before the end of the year.”

In the meantime, the FDA in the United States has “scheduled a meeting” of its “outside advisory panel” to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine for December 10.

“Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the news ‘fantastic’ in a tweet, adding that ‘it’s the protection of vaccines that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again.’”

“The UK health department said the approval ‘follows months of rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data’ by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which had ‘concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.’”

The same data that has been available to our own FDA.

MHRA 1, FDA 0. 

“MHRA chief Dr. June Raine insisted that ‘no corners have been cut’ during a news conference Wednesday. Raine said the clinical trials were ‘overlapping’ to progress the process faster. ‘Separate teams have been working in parallel to deliver this review,’ she added.”

What a novel concept!

Do you see what they’re doing over there in the UK, FDA?

“The news of the UK authorization could also cause a bit of a stir in the United States. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump privately demanded to know why the Food and Drug Administration hadn’t granted emergency use for Pfizer’s vaccine yet?”

Good question, Mr. President?

A question that our fake news, liberal propaganda, mainstream media, I’m sure, has not been too eager to pick-up.  

“BioNTech and Pfizer submitted their vaccine candidate to the FDA in mid-November.”

And again, in the good old USA, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) continues to drag their feet while the China virus pandemic continues to take its toll of American lives on a daily basis.

The FDA sees the China virus as such an urgent threat that they all took four days off around the Thanksgiving holiday!

C’mon, really?!

Kaitlan Collins, for CNN, reports that, “White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is scheduled to meet with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn in the West Wing Tuesday, as President Donald Trump has privately demanded to know why the agency hasn’t granted emergency use for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine yet, according to two sources.”

“Two sources?!” That may be a new record for CNN!  Usually one anonymous source, or even one fictitious anonymous source, is plenty to run with a story!  

Can I really help but be cynical of CNN’s reporting?

The correct answer to that is “no,” by the way. 

“Meadows summed [I believe she means ‘summoned.’] Hahn for a progress update over the weekend. Hahn requested their meeting happen over the phone, one source said, but was told by the White House that the chief of staff preferred to meet in person. That appears to have led to concern within the FDA that the meeting could become tense, leading Hahn to issue a statement to Axios Monday night defending the FDA’s timeline.”

Oh my gosh, a tense meeting!

Whatever shall he do?

‘“Let me be clear — our career scientists have to make the decision and they will take the time that’s needed to make the right call on this important decision,’ Hahn said in the statement.”

Remember…, “it’s all about the science!”

When in doubt or in question, throw a scientist at them!

“A person familiar with the meeting tells CNN that Hahn is prepared to explain to the President’s team that the decision about granting the emergency use authorization is not up to him. The review is conducted by career scientists and not a decision he makes on his own.”

Ha!

So, Mr. Hahn is letting the press (the propaganda wing for the liberals and the ‘deep state’) exactly what he plans on saying to the Chief of Staff, presumably to deflect any level of accountability away from himself.

“Pfizer applied for the emergency use authorization November 20. Emergency use authorization from the FDA is not the same as full approval but allows products to be used under particular circumstances before all the evidence is available for approval, according to previous CNN reporting. The FDA has previously said it has scheduled a meeting of its outside advisory panel to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine for December 10.”

“But [President] Trump has become privately frustrated over how long the process is taking, sources told CNN. He has proudly and publicly admitted to pressuring the FDA to move faster.”

The only people who shouldn’t be frustrated are the Chinese Communist Party, and their friends, the American democrat leadership.

“Amid complaints from The President that the FDA is working too slowly, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Fox News Tuesday that, ‘We want a safe vaccine, absolutely. We also want a fast one because lives are at stake and a vaccine by the end of the year is key and paramount.’”

Well stated, Ms. McEnany.

“It’s not clear how the meeting between Meadows and Hahn will go until it takes place,” CNN reported.

Really?

You don’t say.

And this what they call “journalism” these days?

“A sense of distrust between Trump’s closest advisers and career scientists [Translation: Career ‘deep state” liberal scientists.] on the FDA already existed before the FDA issued public statements about the meeting Monday night.”

That, I believe, should go without saying.

‘“The FDA has been preparing for the review of EUAs for Covid-19 vaccines for several months and stands ready to do so as soon as an EUA request is submitted,’ Hahn said in a statement shortly after Pfizer applied for emergency use authorization for the vaccine in late November. ‘While we cannot predict how long the FDA’s review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while still doing so in a thorough and science-based manner, so that we can help make available a vaccine that the American people deserve as soon as possible.’”

Just shut up and approve the vaccine for the American people already, Hahn.

The time for bureaucratic paper shuffling an establishment political double-speak is over.

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Following the Science?

For how long and how many times have we heard the liberals decry, “We have to follow the Science?”

Well, apparently, “following the Science” is only a popular liberal catch phrase which is trotted out when it suits their intentions and their politics.

Democrats (blue state governors in particular) have used the China virus as a means to impose a wide range of impositions on our Constitutional freedoms in the name of safety.  

Some based on “following the Science,” and some not so much.  

Usually only when it was politically convenient.

Dr. Richard Besser, for Fox News, says that, “Despite coronavirus, science is NOT telling us to close schools.”

But how could that be?!

We MUST “follow the Science,” right?!

“Sound science, like the coronavirus itself, is apolitical. Most everything else this year — including decisions on whether to close schools — is not.”

I think if we’ve learned anything these last four years, it’s that nothing is apolitical anymore.

Nothing.

“As the pandemic enters its deadliest phase to date, government leaders and school districts are having to make extraordinarily difficult decisions about whether to continue in-person learning amid record communitywide surges in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.”

Excuse me, but these aren’t “extraordinarily difficult decisions” at all.

The Teachers’ Union has made those decisions for our illustrious political “leaders.”  

“New York City’s decision to close schools indefinitely, and the decision in my home state of New Jersey to allow school districts to keep them open, offers a stark contrast in how the two states with the highest death rates for COVID-19 are managing this crisis.”

“As a pediatrician and a parent, I understand the fear, confusion, and even anger that parents and caregivers face today as policymakers grapple with school decisions.”

Can’t you just envision those policymakers “grappling” with those school decisions into the wee hours of the morning?!

“We know that being in the classroom benefits children socially, emotionally and academically.”

Oh, yeah…, so, what’s the problem?

Isn’t it all about the kids?

Of course it’s not.

Huge numbers of these kids have been thrown out with the trash by these supposed caring liberals.

Many of these kids depend on school for at least one or two decent meals each day.

“On the other hand, virtual learning can be a sound option — and when transmission rates rise to unsafe levels, a necessary one — if a student has a computer, a good Internet connection, a quiet workspace, and no special learning needs. For millions of families without these luxuries, however, it’s an unworkable burden and educational disadvantage that many children could bear for a lifetime.”

Ya…, “It’s an unworkable burden and educational disadvantage that many children could bear for a lifetime,” but it’s a sacrifice the liberals and the Teachers’ unions are willing to bear for them on their behalf.  

“From a health perspective, it appears that most children fare well if infected, but they can still spread the coronavirus to higher-risk people in their homes, communities and yes, schools. But when schools have the necessary resources and follow strict protocols, in-person learning has worked remarkably well without accelerating community spread.”

Not according to the teachers, apparently.

“Knowing this, we should do all we can to keep kids in school by providing the funds for proper staffing, equipment, protective gear and ventilation systems. Without these supports, we cannot expect schools to remain open.”

Ok, there we go…, we just need to provide more funding.

We should all know by now that it’s always about the money.

The current CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield, says, “Schools are among the safest places kids can be.”

I guess he isn’t considered to have anything to do with “Science.”

“Achievement gaps could be exacerbated when students are out of school, placing yet another burden on children of color.”

“However, the science and data now tell us a much more nuanced story, and we must adapt as new information arrives. That is the fundamental value of rapid learning during a crisis. With differing approaches, schools have shown that safe in-person learning is possible.”

“That’s why New York City’s decision last week to close schools seems to be a case of following a rigid plan written before we knew schools could remain open safely. The city’s test-positive threshold of 3% — established well before the school year began — has been eclipsed, triggering closures. Yet a mere 0.23% of students in the city’s public schools have tested positive. In fact, New York schools have been a pandemic success story.”

“Governors nationwide are under pressure to follow New York’s lead and close schools, no matter what the data shows. With nearly 200,000 cases a day being reported in the U.S., some of those cases will undoubtedly be teachers, students and staff.”

Why would governors nationwide be under any kind of pressure to follow New York’s lead?

The state of New York, New York City, Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio have the worst COVID record of any state in the nation.

So, “the Pressure” is on other governors to follow their political lead, not their successful dealing with the virus lead.

Just so we’re clear about that.  

“However, decisions on school closures should be driven by data on transmission linked to schools and not on anecdotes or outdated metrics. Public pressure, I fear, is going to make it increasingly difficult in the weeks ahead for governors to stick to the science-based guidance on school closures.”

“Science-based guidance?”

And “public pressure” has no effect on these slimy democrats anymore.

Their friends, the fake news, liberal propaganda, media will just ignore and spin “the pressure” whichever way they want.   

“In the spring, New Jersey was among the hardest hit per capita by COVID-19, with the nation’s highest death rate. But this fall, New Jersey schools have not been the problem. The state’s governor, Phil Murphy, issued a joint statement with six other Northeast governors last week that said in part: ‘In-person learning is the best possible scenario for children, especially those with special needs and from low-income families.’”

“That’s the crux of why we need to do all we can to keep children in schools. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black, Latino and Native American communities with dramatically higher rates of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.”

Where is Black Lives Matter on this issue?

Where are any of the democrats on this issue?

Oh, I forgot…, the election is over, so the democrats can go back to ignoring any of the issues affecting the Black, Latino and Native American communities. 

Just sayin’.  

“Because of the inequitable way schools are funded in much of America, (And whose fault is that?) achievement gaps could be exacerbated when students are out of school, placing yet another burden on children of color at the very moment when our nation is forging a new path forward based on racial equity and justice.”

“We know, too, that education is just one facet of what our schools provide. Many families — especially those with parents working full-time, one-parent households, and low-income households — also rely on schools for healthy meals, technology support, and before- and after-hours child care.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perversion of our national priorities. We need to treat teachers and school staff like the indispensable front-line workers they are and support them as such.”

I think we are, aren’t we?

The teachers appear to be the ones who aren’t comfortable being front-line workers.

Yes, “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perversion of our national priorities,” but the “perversions” are much more far reaching than the good doctor understands, or is willing to acknowledge.

“At the same time, we must reject the false choice that we either sacrifice teachers or do harm to our children. In the next critical months, we must come together and follow the science so that the greatest public health crisis in a century doesn’t also become an educational crisis.”

Uh…, the “educational crisis” is already here, and has been here for quite a while already.

Dr. Richard Besser, a pediatrician, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, America’s largest health philanthropy, based in Princeton, N.J. He serves on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Commission. He was acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @DrRichBesserio 

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Governor “Fredo” Cuomo…, I mean Governor Andrew Cuomo, of New York, would rather see the body count rise than a COVID vaccine under President Trump.

“The good news is the Pfizer tests look good and we’ll have a vaccine shortly. The bad news is that it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over and that means this administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan,” Cuomo told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.

According to the New York Post Editorial Board, ‘“We can’t let this vaccine plan go forward the way Trump is planning it,’ Cuomo said. ‘We need to fix it or stop it before it does damage.’”

“Damage?”

What kind of “damage?”  

“Cuomo says Trump vaccination plan is ‘flawed,’ and ‘learns nothing from the past.”

Okay, Fredo…, I doubt you have any understanding of The President’s plan, in this regard.

And, what does “learns nothing from the past” mean?

The “past” what?

Your whole perspective and intent is the only thing that’s “flawed” here, Fredo!    

“It’s probably the lowest thing Governor Andrew Cuomo has ever done, and that’s saying something.”

Really, it’s not.

It’s not even close…, but go on.

“On Monday morning, when everyone else was celebrating the spectacular news that Pfizer’s vaccine for COVID-19 looks 90 percent effective, Cuomo, as is typical, reverted to politics.”

“First, he let people die in nursing homes because of his ineptitude.”

Excuse me, but it wasn’t “ineptitude.”

It was by design.

It was imperative to get the COVID-19 death numbers elevated at the time to add to their negative narrative regarding The President’s response to the China virus.

We were constantly being reminded how many people had died from the virus, when in reality the real number was only a fraction of the number we were constantly bombarded with.

How many times during the vice-presidential debate did “cackling Kamala” feel it was necessary to remind us that “over 200,000 people have died from the virus?”

Five times?

Ten times?

More?

In any regard, it was obvious that this was a talking point the democrats valued quite highly…, whether it was really accurate or not.   

“Now Cuomo wants the body count to keep climbing because God forbid President Trump oversees a vaccine effort.”

Actually, it has to do with governmental control now, and not President Trump any longer.

‘“What on earth is Governor Cuomo talking about?’ Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) rightly said in a statement. ‘This is great news and everyone — Republicans and Democrats and apolitical folks — should all be jointly thrilled about the possibility of an effective vaccine.’”

The first mistake you’re making Senator Sasse is that you’re assuming we’re talking about a normal human being here…, when we’re not.  We’re talking about a deranged, power hungry, psycho.

‘“After this nasty virus has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and put millions out of work, it is beyond disgusting that Governor Cuomo would use a glimmer of hope for another worn-out ‘Trump is bad’ talking point. When we get a vaccine, we’re going to need all hands-on deck distributing it as fast as possible — shamelessly politicizing this is dangerous and stupid.’”

I’d lean more towards evil, but, yes, “stupid” and “dangerous” as well.   

“Thank goodness it’s not up to Cuomo about how the nation proceeds. He messed up in New York, he can’t be allowed to fail nationally. Hopefully this puts to rest any idea of Cuomo serving in a Joe Biden cabinet — or even being governor again.”

Au contraire mon ami! 

On the contrary my friends!   

As far as the democrats are concerned, these comments put him at the front of the list…, on both accounts!

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“Stupid is as stupid does!”

Maybe, “do as I command, but not as I do” would be more appropriate.

According to Adam Shaw of Fox News, “The office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom has told residents in the Golden State that if they go out to eat, they should be wearing a mask ‘in between bites’ to protect themselves from COVID-19.”

Seriously?!

Are you kidding me right now?!

Do you think it would be a good idea to pat your head and rub your tummy while chewing as well?

It has literally gotten to the point that I am embarrassed to concede that California is a part of The United States.

None of this stuff has anything to do with effective ways of controlling the China virus. 

It’s all about government seeing how much dictating and controlling of our lives it can get away with in the name of “public safety.”   

‘“Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend?’ an Oct. 3 tweet from the governor’s office says. ‘Don’t forget to keep your mask on in between bites.’”

“For emphasis, the tweet shows an image of someone at a dining seat wearing a mask, then not wearing a mask while taking a bite, and then putting the mask on again.”

“However, the image then advises people to ‘minimize the number of times you take your mask off.’”

So, I guess you’re either not supposed to finish your meal, or take really big bites.

C’mon!!!

Please tell me you can see through this insanity.

Because if enough people can’t or refuse to, “The Socialist People’s Republic of The United States” is just around the corner.

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