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Sep 17 2021

Fat Phobia Indoctrination as Medical Education

Cultural Marxism calls for subjugating and destroying America by playing off aggrieved identity groups against the core population. For it to succeed, ever more Americans must think of themselves as oppressed minorities with no stake in the success of the overall culture. This is accomplished by fabricating or grossly exaggerating grievances, by lavishly rewarding the allegedly oppressed with special privileges and favoritism (e.g., Affirmative Action), and by creating new victim groups.

By now anyone with even the most tenuous claim to oppression has already been mobilized to tear down their own country. Social engineers have been reduced to hyping the imaginary injustice of “fat phobia”:

What are future doctors learning about in med school? Well, at the University of Louisville they’re learning about “the oppressive history of the Body Mass Index (BMI) within the medical industrial complex.”

According to woke ideology, encouraging people to maintain a healthy body weight is now a form of oppression inflicted upon those who self-identify as fat. Never mind that obesity is one of the most dangerous risk factors for dying of Covid.

An online seminar promises to discuss “the impact of body terrorism on fat LGBTQ+ people.”

The event is titled “The Intersection of Fatphobia and LGBTQ+ Health.” It aims to identify “best practices to reduce the harm experienced by fat LGBTQ+ patients in healthcare settings,” according to organizers.

Practicing medical professionals will be granted continuing education academic credits for participating in this tasteless farce. The corruption of medicine by left-wing politics — which has been on graphic display complements of Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, et al. — does not bode well for our future health.

On a tip from Blackjack. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Jun 07 2021

Democrat Bill Would Impose 95% Tax on Common Medicines

When it comes to looting the American population, Democrats have no more mercy than a Black Lives Matter mob inflicting racial justice at the local Target. Not even the most vulnerable are safe. Pelosi et al. hope to impose a 95% tax on the most common prescription medicines.

Insatiably greedy Democrats have been in a tax-raising frenzy:

The top personal income tax rate, which is also the tax rate paid by successful small businesses such as LLCs, sole proprietors, partnerships, and S corporations, would rise from 37% to 43.4%. The corporate tax rate would go up from 21% to 28%, close to the highest rate in the developed world. The capital gains tax rate would rise from 23.8% today all the way to 43.4% for higher earners. A second, “double death tax” would be created by taxing people on their unsold investments at death, assets that would then still be subject to the 40% death tax.

But until we reach 100% taxation on everything, it will never be enough. Presenting HR3:

The bill imposes government price controls on 250 of the most common prescription medicines, including insulin. In order to make sure that the price control is adopted, the government gives an “option” for the drug to be subject instead to a brand new 95% drug tax. Since people ultimately pay taxes, the 95% Pelosi Drug Tax will fall directly on consumers of prescription medicines, notably seniors.

Drugmakers can avoid the tax by submitting to Venezuela-style price controls. The problem is that, as Venezuela demonstrates, price controls produce scarcity. They also make it less feasible for the pharmaceutical industry to come up with new drugs to extend and improve our lives, which they cannot do if Big Government won’t let them make a profit.

Yet again we see that having Democrats in power means a lower standard of living for the average American. If they didn’t control the media, only lunatics would vote for them.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 17 2021

Billboards Blame Racism for Premature Black Babies

The reason Caucasians need to be displaced into irrelevance through mass immigration and eventually eradicated is that they are responsible for all evil in the world. This includes the premature birth of black babies, according to billboards confronting drivers in San Diego:

Images of the billboards show claims that “Our Black babies are nearly 60% more likely to be premature due to discrimination” and “Racism hurts your baby long before they’re born.”

How racism causes babies to be born prematurely is unclear. Maybe Kelly Trautner could draw on her scientific expertise and explain.

Also unclear is which useless bureaucrats are responsible for wasting money on this pernicious hogwash:

Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, announced the program earlier this year while speaking on the issue of racism in maternal and neonatal health care, shortly after Democrats took control of the county board.

But the billboards went up sometime in the past two weeks, and while they include logos for county government agencies, the website’s “about” section lacks specific details about who funds and operates the program.

Former San Diego Councilmember Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, is understandably enraged:

“For a public health agency to do this is quite offensive because not only does it create division in the community, racial division, but I would presume that this will discourage African-Americans from trusting their doctors, trusting the health care system, because they’re being told that health care providers in their area are all racists,” he said.

If Democrats actually cared about unborn BIPOCs, they would dam up the river of taxpayer money that flows into Planned Parenthood, since abortion disproportionately dismembers black babies. But this is not about the health of unborn babies; it is about evangelizing for our official state religion, critical race theory.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

May 11 2021

Biden Regime Abolishes Biological Sex

Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that sex is no longer to be defined as biological. The Party of Science has decreed that your sex is whatever you say it is, chromosomes be damned.

Here’s what it means:

The notice of enforcement, while not a binding federal rule, signals that the federal government will begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had. The change will likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients.

The main difference between these procedures and the horrors inflicted by Drs Moreau and Mengele is that we will be forced to pay for them.

For now, the notice allows exemptions for religiously-affiliated organizations to survive, in adherence to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and subsequent court rulings. This means hospitals and healthcare providers with religious objections will not be coerced to participate in transgender “transition” interventions by the Office of Civil Rights, the enforcement arm of HHS.

But any respite from the liberal agenda is temporary, so long as moonbats have the whip hand.

The Equality Act pending in the Senate, which President Biden has agreed to sign, poses an existential threat to the RFRA protection in matters of gender identity, sexual orientation, and abortion.

Democrats go out of their way to impose moral depravity. It is as if we are being ruled from hell.

On tips from Bluto and Dragon’s Lair.

Apr 09 2021

Race-Based Healthcare Access in Boston

Equity demands that everything to be controlled by the government and distributed according to the cultural Marxist caste system — not just the money you earn but also healthcare:

A Boston hospital says it will offer “preferential care based on race” and “race-explicit interventions” in an attempt to engage in an “antiracist agenda for medicine” based on critical race theory.

In the near future, people will be left to die because they are white. Advocating race-based vaccine distribution was only foreshadowing.

A Boston Review article titled “An Antiracist Agenda for Medicine” lays out a plan from Brigham and Women’s Hospital that implements a “reparations framework” for distributing medical resources in order to “comprehensively confront structural racism.”

Only liberals could impose blatant, malicious racism where no racism previously existed while congratulating themselves for confronting racism. Their capacity for sanctimonious hypocrisy is surreal.

If you don’t agree that you should be deprioritized for medical care because of your race, on top of being denied care, you may be canceled as a racist. Meanwhile, preferred minority groups will receive “discounted or free care.”

“Together with a coalition of fellow practitioners and hospital leaders, we have developed what we hope will be a replicable pilot program for direct redress of many racial health care inequities,” Harvard Medical School instructors Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse wrote in the article.

This pilot program provides a model for what might be inflicted throughout the country after Democrats achieve total control of the healthcare sector. Once HR1 puts the threat of losing elections behind them, socialized medicine will be a slam dunk.

On a tip from R F.

Feb 19 2021

Moonbat Medicine: Kambo

Moonbats now control the federal government. The federal government increasingly controls healthcare. We need to give some thought to what it could mean for moonbats to control healthcare. Kambo serves to illustrate:

“It’s like you’re having a fever or a major allergic reaction,” says Julia Allison, 39, now a media strategist for tech companies in San Francisco, recalling her first time taking kambo, a poisonous substance from an Amazonian frog that is trending as an alt-wellness wonder drug. “Then your face starts to blow up.”

“They call it ‘frog face’,” Allison says. “It kind of looks like a celebrity plastic surgeon went to town on your face, like Kim Kardashian in a fun-house mirror. And then, suddenly, you are unbelievably nauseous. You’re basically going from zero to the worst flu of your life within 60 seconds.”

Kambo is used by indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. That gives it cachet as a wellness drug among California moonbats.

The main symptom of kambo exposure appears to be explosive vomiting.

In taking kambo, the goal is to purge not only so-called toxins trapped in your body but also, devotees say, psychological trauma and bad juju in general.

The idea is to make yourself feel horrible so that you may, after, feel wonderful. Its proponents describe it as, essentially, a thermonuclear-scale raw celery cleanse for the body and the soul.

People used to go to church for that. The search for a suitable replacement becomes increasingly desperate.

[K]ambo is a gluelike toxic secretion released on the skin of a giant monkey frog, known by herpetologists as Phyllomedusa bicolour, when the amphibian feels threatened. …

Whether in the Amazon rainforest or a California bungalow, the application of kambo is similar: practitioners use a glowing ember to create tiny burns on the shoulder, ankle or other parts of the body. After wiping away the blisters, they apply a kambo-treated stick to the raw areas.

Within minutes, the vomiting and diarrhea begin. Even if you don’t understand that this stuff does not belong in your system, your body understands.

If only we knew better than to put moonbattery in our political system.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Jan 04 2021

Cosmopolitan: Obesity Is Health

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Obesity is health:

You don’t have to be old to die from COVID-19 — not if you have a preexisting condition. Obesity is among the most dangerous:

Public Health England estimated that having a BMI of 35 to 40 could increase a person’s chances of dying from covid-19 by 40%, while a BMI greater than 40 could increase the risk by 90%.

Dying of WuFlu isn’t the only health problem linked to being overweight. According to the CDC, increased risks include:

• All-causes of death (mortality)

• High blood pressure (Hypertension)

• High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)

• Type 2 diabetes

• Coronary heart disease

• Stroke

• Gallbladder disease

• Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)

• Sleep apnea and breathing problems

• Many types of cancer

• Low quality of life

• Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders

• Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are among the leading causes of death.

The CDC also says that 42.4% of the US population is obese as of 2017–2018. Cosmo has a strong financial incentive to tell people it’s good to be fat. We have an even stronger incentive not to swallow anything the mainstream media tries to feed us.

On tips from Henry.

Dec 29 2020

Leftists Provide Evidence of Vaccine Safety

This might help alleviate doubts about the safety of a ChiCom virus vaccine. As Liz Wheeler reports, some leftists want conservatives and whites at the back of the line to get it:

With this, the prosecution could rest its case against letting politically driven bureaucrats control the healthcare system.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Dec 26 2020

Fauci Admits to Lying About Herd Immunity

The COVID-19 crisis will be over when the government admits that we have achieved herd immunity — that is, when a certain percentage of the population is immune to the virus, either because they have already had it or because they have taken an effective vaccine. What might that percentage be? Don’t ask the liberal establishment’s favorite expert Anthony Fauci; he admits that he has been lying.

From the New York Times:

In the pandemic’s early days, Dr. Fauci tended to cite the same 60 to 70 percent estimate that most experts did. About a month ago, he began saying “70, 75 percent” in television interviews. And last week, in an interview with CNBC News, he said “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.”

In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on … his gut feeling that the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks.

When the little people aren’t ready for the truth because we are too dumb to understand it, our rulers have to lie to us for our own good.

Hard as it may be to hear, he said, he believes that it may take close to 90 percent immunity to bring the virus to a halt — almost as much as is needed to stop a measles outbreak.

Fauci lies and unapologetically admits to lying with astonishing arrogance. You can see why Democrat Pols would want to create a holiday in his name.

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” Dr. Fauci said. “Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.”

Then he admitted,

“We really don’t know what the real number is.”

By the time we get to 90%, he will have raised the bar to 101%, knowing that if this is ever allowed to end, he will go back to being just another bureaucrat in a country that has far too many of them.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for a reporter like Jon Karl to ask, “Why did you lie to the American people, and why should we trust what you have to say now?”

Speaking of lying about herd immunity, this is how the World Health Organization, with which we are not allowed to disagree on pain of being banned by YouTube, defined it recently:

Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. This means that even people who haven’t been infected, or in whom an infection hasn’t triggered an immune response, they are protected because people around them who are immune can act as buffers between them and an infected person. The threshold for establishing herd immunity for COVID-19 is not yet clear.

The page has been updated so as to strongly imply that herd immunity can only be achieved through vaccination:

‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.

Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it. …

Achieving herd immunity with safe and effective vaccines makes diseases rarer and saves lives.

The World Health Organization is headed by a communist who has been accused of war crimes and has served as a pawn of Chinese Communist Party. The “experts” have far more political clout than they have credibility.

On tips from DCGere, Lyle, Jodie, Henry, and Stormfax.

Dec 23 2020

Convicts Get Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

You don’t have to be a pervert who repeatedly raped his 10-year-old daughter to get special favoritism from the liberal ruling class. Any enemy of society qualifies — because racial justice:

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she would work to make it a priority for prisoners to get the coronavirus vaccine, as Massachusetts reportedly announced that inmates would be among the first to be inoculated after health care workers and the elderly.

Barks Pressley:

“I’m going to continue to fight for our most vulnerable communities who have been disproportionally impacted by the virus, for our health care workers, for our essential workers, for incarcerated men and women to be prioritized in the distribution of the vaccine.”

Note she did not list older people, the major demographic for which COVID-19 is more deadly than the flu. As has been established, older people do not deserve to be protected, because they are more likely to be white. Convicts, on the other hand…

Massachusetts, according to the New York Times, said its decision to prioritize inmates was made to provide equal access during the pandemic, as the coronavirus has taken a larger toll on people of color, who make up the majority of people incarcerated.

This is because blacks are vastly more likely than whites to commit crimes, explaining why blacks more often get into violent confrontations with the police. However, to liberals, it proves that criminals are not criminals at all, but merely victims of racism who have been imprisoned for no reason other than the color of their skin. Whether moonbats like Pressley and her supporters really are crazy enough to believe such nonsense is unclear.

What is clear is that we do not want these people to be in charge of who gets medical care and who does not, as they will be if healthcare continues to fall under government control.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 21 2020

Visiting Mom During COVID-19

Do authorities really think that preventing people from visiting their elderly relatives in nursing homes results in better health? It seems doubtful:

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 19 2020

Health Experts Advocate Racially Motivated Genocide

The racial hatred that is conspicuously fashionable among the liberal intelligentsia has crossed the line into advocating genocide in the debate over who should be prioritized for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Is it better to save a lot of older people, who are vastly more vulnerable to the virus, or a handful of “essential workers,” for whom the virus is generally no worse than the flu?

According to chin-pulling “experts” cited by the New York Times, the answer is essential workers. Their reason should shock the last decent liberals into switching sides.

Older people are more likely to be white; therefore, they should be allowed to die. No kidding, that is their argument.

Healthcare workers and the extremely frail elderly in nursing homes will get the vaccine first, according to the CDC. A committee of medical experts has convened to advise the CDC on who should go next.

From the Flagship Publication of the Liberal Establishment:

In a meeting last month, all voting members of the committee indicated support for putting essential workers ahead of people 65 and older and those with high-risk health conditions.

The racial motive was as explicit as anything out of the Third Reich:

“To me the issue of ethics is very significant, very important for this country,” Dr. Peter Szilagyi, a committee member and a pediatrics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said at the time, “and clearly favors the essential worker group because of the high proportion of minority, low-income and low-education workers among essential workers.”

Should teachers be prioritized over vulnerable older people? No; here’s why:

Marc Lipsitch, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argued that teachers should not be included as essential workers, if a central goal of the committee is to reduce health inequities.

“Teachers have middle-class salaries, are very often white, and they have college degrees,” he said.

This got some pushback from Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.

“When you talk about disproportionate impact and you’re concerned about people getting back into the labor force, many are mothers, and they will have a harder time if their children don’t have a reliable place to go,” she said. “And if you think generally about people who have jobs where they can’t telework, they are disproportionately Black and brown. They’ll have more of a challenge when child care is an issue.”

If letting teachers die would inconvenience the sacred “Black and brown” people, maybe we should let them live even if they are white and middle class.

Harald Schmidt, an expert in ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, said that it is reasonable to put essential workers ahead of older adults, given their risks, and that they are disproportionately minorities. “Older populations are whiter,” Dr. Schmidt said. “Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit.”

In this context, “leveling the playing field” literally means killing people for being white. Everyone agrees that withholding the vaccine from people likely to die (i.e., older people) so as to give it to “essential workers” who are not likely to die will result in more deaths, assuming the vaccine is effective. These self-righteous fiends are literally advocating racially motivated genocide.

Click their names above and you will see they are white themselves, like most of the liberal ruling class. Yet they don’t want to die. They want faceless, nameless white people of the hated middle class to die. They want you to die.

As Big Government moves us ever closer to socialized medicine, these people will increasingly determine who receives medical treatment and who does not.

On tips from Henry and R F.

Dec 12 2020

Sickly Santa Stars in NHS Propaganda

Exploiting COVID-19 to enhance government power is a matter of ruling by fear, and no one is more fun to frighten than children. Looks like Santa is on the verge of dying from the ChiChom virus in a brutally maudlin commercial for Britain’s socialized medicine:

The advert “celebrates NHS staff and volunteers” by showing them nursing Father Christmas back to full health so he can deliver presents.

Entitled The Gift, the ad shows paramedics giving Santa oxygen as he looks to be at death’s door while being transported to a medical ward…

When government is big enough to take over healthcare, it isn’t only medicine that gets politicized. Even Santa becomes a tool.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 24 2020

Open Thread

Insure the uninsured. Effect of Obamacare to date: Uninsure the insured. - Brit Hume

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