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Jun 26 2020

Melinda Gates: Blacks Should Get COVID-19 Treatment First, Before Elderly

Liberal rule will mean a rigidly stratified society based on race, much like Nazi Germany, but with the least successful racial groups perversely placed at the top of the power structure.

Consider healthcare. Elizabeth Warren would likely be running the country next January, were she able to convince people that she really is a Woman of Color, thereby securing the VP slot under the cognitively dysfunctional Joe Biden. She has called for a healthcare system that prioritizes blacks above whites.

Warren isn’t alone in her racist views. Bill Gates has spent vast fortunes promoting the leftist agenda. His wife Melinda of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that a vaccine for COVID-19 should go first to blacks. Seriously:

“Here in the United States, it’s going to be Black people who really should get it first and many indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people.”

Prioritizing the elderly makes sense, because the disease is much more likely to kill them. But old people will have to wait in line until People of Politically Preferred Pigmentation have been served. Because moonbattery.

On a tip from Henry B.

May 21 2020

Doctors: End National Shutdown for the Sake of Health

Liberal demagogues will denounce you for wanting to end the COVID-19 shutdown for the sake of the economy, as if it were frivolous to want people to have jobs when the only thing that matters is that no one should ever be sick. As for ending the lockdowns for the sake of restoring our constitutional rights and system of divided government, you may as well make that argument to a squirrel as a progressive; the likeliness of being comprehended would be comparable.

All right, don’t end the lockdowns for the sake of the economy or liberty. Do it for the sake of our health:

More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences.”

The letter outlines a variety of consequences that the doctors have observed resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns, including patients missing routine checkups that could detect things like heart problems or cancer, increases in substance and alcohol abuse, and increases in financial instability that could lead to “[p]overty and financial uncertainty,” which “is closely linked to poor health.”

As much as the authorities have inflated the COVID-19 death count in order to excuse this unprecedented power grab, they have understated the long-term health effects of the lockdowns even more.

From the letter:

“The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.

“Because the harm is diffuse, there are those who hold that it does not exist. We, the undersigned, know otherwise.”

Whitmer, Fauci, and the rest had their day. This has to end now.

On a tip from Varla.

May 15 2020

NIH Investigates Hydroxychloroquine

The National Institutes of Health is finally getting more serious about investigating hydroxychloroquine, 2 months after the President of the USA brought it to our attention on March 19 as a promising treatment for COVID-19, and more than a month after countermoonbat-governed South Dakota announced a statewide trial.

The NIH wastes no time spending our money on topics like these:

Birth control for lesbians

Combating discrimination against LGBT schizophrenics in Canada

Black adolescent homosexual satisfaction levels

Combating thought crime by suppressing disgust

Teaching Africans to wash their genitals

Grafting aborted baby body parts onto rodents

Increasing ethnic diversity in science

The NIH started a much smaller clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine and a still smaller retrospective data analysis in April. Still, this affordable drug does not seem to be getting the high priority you would expect, given the abundant anecdotal evidence that it works wonders. This may be for the same reason that Twitter and Facebook have censored information regarding its effectiveness.

MOTUS A.D. offers some insight:

It’s almost as if they’ve been dragging their feet, or something, for the past 3 months or so. It’s almost as if they don’t want to find a cure. That might make it tougher to get another $3 trillion aid bill stuffed with climate change, marijuana and the arts funding passed under the guise of alleviating the disaster of the novel coronavirus that China unleashed on the world.

The last thing Big Government wants is a cure. Sickness is the health of the state, now that tyrants have discovered what they can get away with under the guise of responding to a pandemic. Baron Bodissey quotes George Orwell’s 1984:

“The social atmosphere is that of a besieged city. And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival.”

The piece is accompanied by a graphic that sums up the relationship between the Wuhan coronavirus and Big Government.

As noted earlier, the ChiCom virus will not end until people find the character to demand liberty. At that point, there may still be a serious bug going around, but it won’t be anything we can’t deal with.

On tips from Frances J.

May 10 2020

British Court Blocks Deporting Criminals to Countries With Poor Healthcare

The ivory tower moonbats who control the courts are waging war against their own countries. In Britain, judicial oligarchs have ruled that dangerous foreign criminals cannot be deported if the healthcare system back in the savage hellholes that spawned them are not up to NHS standards.

Via the Daily Mail:

The ruling came in the case of a 33-year-old Zimbabwean father of one who arrived in the UK in 2000 and was later granted indefinite leave to remain.

The Zimbabwean contributed to British society with a string of crimes too long to list here. Now they can’t deport him, because he has AIDS. Zimbabwe can’t afford to finance his extravagantly expensive treatment for a disease that is almost always contracted by indulging in degeneracy. Supposedly, British taxpayers can.

The landmark judgment – which risks throwing the Government’s deportation policy into chaos – has already delayed the case of gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed…

Ahmed, who hails from Somalia, took part in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. He says he has mental health problems. This makes it the duty of British society to care for him. Or so liberal elite judges are likely to rule.

On the whole, the French Revolution was one of the worst things that ever happened. But these days the appeal of sending an entire ruling class to the guillotine is undeniable.

On a tip from Henry B.

May 01 2020

Project Veritas Reveals Inflation of COVID-19 Death Rate

What is driving the Wuhan coronavirus death rate? It isn’t the virus itself. It is the political pressure resulting from the federal funds that can be acquired by blaming COVID-19 for as many deaths as possible. Bureaucrat convenience is another factor. Project Veritas went undercover to funeral homes to learn how much they have padded the death rate:

Working against the phony inflation of the death rate are antibody tests (e.g., Santa Clara County, Los Angeles County, New York State, Miami) revealing that many times more people have had the virus than we knew, proving that the economically devastating lockdowns are largely pointless and that the ChiCom virus is nowhere near as deadly as they told us.

On tips from R F and Mike_W20.

Apr 29 2020

Shrillary: Exploit Coronavirus Hysteria to Impose Socialized Medicine

The cost of succumbing to Wuhan coronavirus hysteria has already been devastating: $trillions in debt, tens of millions of jobs lost, and worst of all, crippling damage to fundamental liberty. The healthcare system has taken a beating from the overreaction, the lack of patients forcing layoffs, furloughs, and the closing of hospitals. But nothing is ever so bad that it can’t get worse. Hillary Clinton wants to exploit the COVID-19 panic to kill off our healthcare system altogether and replace it with DMV-style government medicine.

By now we have all heard the famous quote from her colleague in the Obama Administration, Rahm Emanuel:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that: it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

These words are an inspiration to a statist like Shrillary, who barks:

“This is a high stakes time because of the pandemic, but this is also a really high stakes election, and every form of health care should continue to be available, including reproductive health care for every woman in this country.”

That means abortions all around. If someone doesn’t want to pay for hers, then you pay for it.

“And then it needs to be part of a much larger system that eventually, and quickly I hope, gets us to universal health care.”

Note that Democrats always talk in euphemisms, because straight talk would highlight how maleficent they are. “Universal health care” means socialized medicine.

“[T]his would be a terrible crisis to waste, as the old saying goes. We’ve learned a lot about what our absolute frailties are in our country when it comes to health justice and economic justice…”

Still more euphemisms. “Economic justice” means socialism pushed ever farther toward communism. As for “health justice,” she may be thinking along the lines of fellow former Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (a likely Biden VP pick), who has called for a racialized healthcare system that prioritizes non-Caucasians.

Shrillary urged the senile husk of a corruptocrat Joe Biden to impose her agenda as she endorsed him for president. At least she is consistent. She has long been an enabler of men accused of sexual assault, conspicuously including her sleazy husband and Harvey Weinstein.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Apr 27 2020

Frontline Physicians Depart From Official COVID-19 Line

Normally I wouldn’t post video that is over an hour long, but this one helped set my mind at ease by countering the endless barrage of Wuhan coronavirus hysteria. It features Drs Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California.

Having administered over 5,000 ChiCom virus tests, they are highly skeptical that the pandemic justifies throwing tens of millions out of work and flinging $trillions that we do not have to the winds. They find that Kung Flu is similar to seasonal flu in terms of prevalence and death rate, that sealing the healthy into quarantine is counterproductive, and that the lockdown needs to end right now.

Dr Erickson could be onto something with this statement regarding the shutdown:

“This is not about science. This is not even about COVID.”

Dr Massihi feels that the initial reaction was appropriate because we did not know what we were dealing with. Now that we have a better idea, the time has come to adjust our response and get people back to work.

Not all doctors agree with them, but these guys are worth a listen:

On tips from Rapinhoe and MAS. Hat tip: the Blaze.

Update:

Google/YouTube censored the video within an hour or so of my posting it. Fortunately, the censors will have to play whack-a-mole with different versions. The replacement above is on a tip from Zachary B.

If Google doesn’t want you to see it, that means you need to see it.

Update II

Whack-a-mole continues. Google/YouTube killed the second version I put up. Now the video is from BitChute, so it should last a while. The Powers That Be in Silicon Valley really do not want you to watch this video. If they controlled the government, no doubt they would pull out your fingernails for watching it.

Apr 22 2020

New York Issues Do Not Resuscitate Order for Cardiac Arrest

The dictates issued by Big Government in response to the ChiCom virus can cost you more than your job. They can directly cost you your life, in light of a decree from the People’s Republic of New York commanding emergency personnel not to try to revive heart attack victims who have lost their pulse — because coronavirus:

While paramedics were previously told to spend up to 20 minutes trying to revive people found in cardiac arrest, the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,’’ according to a state Health Department memo issued last week.

Government-run medical care is an omelet you can’t cook without breaking some eggs.

Admittedly, only a small percentage of patients with no pulse can be revived. But it is likely much higher than the percentage of people contracting COVID-19 who die of it. This demonstrates the sincerity of statists’ “if it saves only one life” rhetoric.

Fortunately, there has been local pushback:

The FDNY swiftly issued a letter Friday, the day after the state’s recommendation, telling city emergency services workers that “the NYC 911 system will continue to maintain a higher level of care,” meaning attempted revivals at scenes would continue.

Meanwhile, New York City’s largest emergency hospital is nearly empty.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble, MAS, KirklesWorth, Mr. Freemarket, and rpp618.

Apr 20 2020

Lockdown’s Disastrous Effect on Healthcare

We need to end the Wuhan coronavirus lockdown ASAP — if not for the economy or liberty, then for the sake of our health.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Hip and knee replacements are being delayed, but so are mastectomies. Some doctors are pausing chemotherapy treatments for less aggressive cancers due to government recommendations but also to avoid suppressing patient immune systems. Preventive screenings including mammograms, colonoscopies and melanoma checks have been cancelled.

At least “life-sustaining” abortion is still available under Michigan’s Gauleiter Gretchen.

It’s impossible to forecast the human cost from this suspension of care. Aggressive cancers may go undetected. Chronic conditions that have been controlled with regular check-ups and medicines may worsen.

Staying healthy will be all the more difficult after the shutdown has crippled the healthcare system.

Most doctors and hospitals make most of their money on elective procedures for privately insured patients. Now their largest revenue stream has dried up.

According to the models, hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 cases. The reality is turning out differently.

Oxford Economics forecasts that 1.5 million “non-essential” health-care workers will lose their jobs this month. …

St. Claire HealthCare in Kentucky is furloughing a quarter of its staff, and Appalachian Regional Healthcare is closing clinics and outpatient centers. The hospital trade association in Pennsylvania reports that its hospitals are losing $1.5 billion to $2 billion each month.

Even in New York, the one state where the virus nearly lived up to the hype,

Eastern Niagara Hospital’s CEO Anne McCaffrey explained last week: “For the last few weeks we’ve had [non-essential] employees not working to their full capacity, many of them not working at all, expecting there would be a need elsewhere in the hospital for them. Currently, we’re not experiencing a surge of Covid-19 patients.”

That’s okay. Putting our faith in Big Government will make everything right again. Or maybe not:

Eastern Niagara last year was among two dozen or so hospitals to file for bankruptcy due to miserly Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. … Congress’s $2.2 trillion relief bill boosts Medicare reimbursements for coronavirus patients by 20% and includes a $100 billion fund for hospitals, but it’s unclear how this money will be allocated.

If I know Big Government, the money will be allocated according to political pull and ideology — i.e., inefficiently.

This breaks the needle on the irony meter:

The avowed purpose of the government shutdowns was to reduce stress on health-care providers.

How is this for stress? The beds lay empty while healthcare workers are laid off and hospitals, like the rest of the economy, stagger toward bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, new research presents the possibility that the draconian Flatten the Curve strategy achieved very little.

Next time the media screams that the sky is falling, it will have to scream even louder for people to listen.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 19 2020

Why Catastrophic Shutdown May Be Pointless

Watch this video fast before Google/YouTube censors it. Mr Reagan explains why quarantining the healthy in the name of the Wuhan coronavirus may be pointless in light of new information regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies:

It already appeared that $trillions in economic damage were inflicted and tens of millions of jobs destroyed unnecessarily. Now it seems possible that the benefit of the Flatten the Curve authoritarian response has been negligible.

Mar 21 2020

Open Thread

Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy. - Charles W. Pickering
Mar 09 2020

There Is No Such Thing as Free Healthcare

Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is no such thing as the free healthcare Democrats keep promising. “Free” healthcare would require massive tax increases not only on the demonized rich, but on taxpayers in general. Otherwise, the numbers won’t add up.

When Democrats rant about “free” healthcare, they mean they want to impose a system along the lines of Canada’s. A Canadian explains why we had better not let them do it:

On tips from KirklesWorth.

Feb 22 2020

Gavin Newsom: Let Doctors Write Prescriptions for Free Housing

After liberals have attained socialism’s holy grail — government control of healthcare — everything will become healthcare, so as to justify government control. We will have to get used to statements like this one from Gavin Newsom, Governor of the Land of Fruits and Nuts:

“Health care and housing can no longer be divorced. After all, what’s more fundamental to a person’s well-being than a roof over their head?” Newsom said. “Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin and antibiotics. Why not?”

According to progressives, both healthcare and housing, provided at someone else’s expense, are human rights. It makes sense that when doctors have been conscripted as agents of the State, they should write prescriptions for everything that the State provides.

There is no need to stop at passing out free needles to facilitate drug addiction. Doctors can write scripts for taxpayer-financed heroin, a logical step following its decriminalization.

Are deplorables still clinging bitterly to their Second Amendment rights? A prescription to have their guns confiscated solves the problem.

Nothing is more fundamental to a sex criminal’s well-being than sexual gratification. This is why doctors should write them prescriptions for taxpayer-funded prostitutes. Germany is almost there already.

On a tip from Steve T.

Feb 19 2020

Homophobes, Sexists, Racists to Be Denied Healthcare in UK

The reason socialized medicine is the holy grail for leftists is that once Big Government controls healthcare, it controls who gets healthcare. This is bad news for those who are past their taxpaying prime, as Michael Bloomberg reminds us. It is also bad news for those the government regards as thought criminals.

From Britain, land of the socialist National Health Service, via Sky News:

Sexist and racist patients could be barred from non-emergency care at NHS trusts, under new rules to be enforced from April.

Denial of “non-emergency care” will inevitably lead to life-threatening situations in some instances.

Currently, staff can refuse to treat non-critical patients who are verbally aggressive or physically violent towards them.

But these protections will extend to any harassment, bullying or discrimination, including homophobic, sexist or racist remarks.

If you ever have the misfortune to find yourself in a British hospital needing treatment, be extra polite to the bureaucrats and avoid any remark that could have political overtones, lest they decide you hold incorrect attitudes.

In addition to denying medical care, the NHS will also sic the police on thought criminals who commit microaggressions:

Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote to all NHS staff on Tuesday to announce stronger measures to investigate abuse and harassment towards staff, saying “no act of violence or abuse is minor”.

In the realm of moonbats, if a member of a protected group is offended by something, this constitutes “violence.”

“All assault and hate crimes against NHS staff must be investigated with care, compassion, diligence and commitment,” he said.

There won’t be much compassion for accused thought criminals though. Otherwise, they would be given medical care.

Under socialism, all the animals on the farm are equal. But racists/sexists/homophobes/transphobes/Islamophobes/ableists/white supremacists/global warming deniers/conservatives/etc are not as equal as those who find them offensive.

On tips from ApolloTrack89, ABC of the ANC, and Chronos Z. Wonderpig.

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