wow, you guys.
this is like leading a horse to water and then watching it drown because it cannot quite figure out how to drink.
My son is a junior at the University of Georgia. Vaxx optional school, he’s not vaxxed. Huge school, football games, all was well the entire semester. Classes in person, no mandatory testing, finals as usual. My daughter lives and works in free and open Miami, living her best life, unvaxxed. The testing and the fear need to stop.
I work at Cornell- soon to be "let go" due to refusing their mandate. A good friend who is also refusing the mandate is also being "let go." He has a prominent position.
We are both "taking on" the University- specifically the administrators that are designing and pushing these mandates. I am going to post our exchanges with the administration over the past three days. I hope that is okay. I will do this in two separate entries.
Here are the questions and answers, which I have posted before, that I received from Tim Fitzpatrick who is the Director Environment Health & Safety. Contact. You can contact him here: email@example.com
The follow-up entry will be the questions my friend sent out and the direct response he received from Cornell President Martha Pollack.
Here is Cornell's response to my questions- it came from Tim Fitzpatrick:
1) In this most recent letter, it is stated that the transmission has been occurring due to travel and due to social gatherings. What is your current evidence for this?
A) Information regarding potential transmission source is gathered by trained Cornell staff known as pandemic response officers (PROs) who interview each positive case.
2) In this letter it is noted that transmission has not been occurring in academic settings. What is your current evidence that supports this?
A) Information regarding potential transmission source is gathered by trained Cornell staff known as pandemic response officers (PROs) who interview each positive case. Additionally, testing of close contacts has not identified transmission in the academic setting.
3) In this letter there is an assertion that vaccines are our best protection. Based on the two questions above does this then imply that the vaccines work in academic settings but not in social settings?
A) Please see the CDC information, which provides information on the benefits of vaccination. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html?s_cid=10499:about%20covid%2019%20vaccine:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY21
4) If the caveat is that the social settings are less likely to include mask wearing does this then mean that the vaccines only work when accompanied by a mask?
A) Please see information provided above on vaccine which indicates they reduce the likelihood of infection and serious disease. Additionally, masks and social distancing can further reduce your risk of infection. For additional information on mask please see the CDC information regarding mask in areas of high transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/masks.html
5) If there is such "spread" causing record number of "cases" isn't this a clear indication that the medical strategies that have been employed over the past year and a half (vaccines, masks and/or vaccine/mask combination) at best don't work and therefore promoting more of the same, e.g. "boosters", is doubling down on a failed strategy?
A) No I don’t believe so, the spike in cases in driven by the presence of the latest variant of concern (omicron). Early information from South Africa indicate vaccine provide a reduction in likelihood of infection compared to unvaccinated persons. Masks have been shown to reduce aerosolization of vaccine thus helping to further reduce your risk.
6) There are numerous universities throughout the country that are not employing the "strategies" employed at Cornell and are having little to no problem with infections or cases- this with very large social gatherings of all types. How does the administration reconcile this fact with what is happening at Cornell?
I blame the 3 unvaccinated students in the sociology department who were having a smoke out the back. They need to rounded up, tarred & feathered, whipped within an inch of their lives with their boot laces and tied to a lamp post to put the fear of God in the rest of them. Oh just forgot, there’s no unvaccinated students. Duh!☘️
That suggests the vaccines are virtually useless
What percentage of the over 900 cases of COVID...
- were hospitalized
- were on a ventilator
- were sick at home
- knew they had the virus
A case is just a number until it has significance. But unassigned numbers, apparently, are scary.
It's horrible that innocent people are suffering and will die because they took the whack-scene; however, I am glad their example is in the news. When a highly jabbed population is sicker than less jabbed populations, there is not much more one needs to see or say. Run from the jab.
Sure, James. Nine hundred cases of vaxxine failure don't mean anything at all. But keep demonstrating the complete lack of an ability to think possessed by an absolutely astounding number of people.
Poor James..... He's been psyop'd so much he is now unable to connect the dots.... It's obvious
Letter my friend sent w/Martha's response to which we will respond over the weekend.
If folks here have any responses that would be relevant please include them here.
It is hard for me to understand how such COVID measures can continue when the survival rate for a significant majority of the public is greater than 99.95%. It is very hard to believe that these decisions are based on science when there is so much data showing the lack of severity of this illness. Here are the age-stratified statistics of the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for the disease, recently compiled by John I. A. Ioannides, one of the most prestigious bio-statisticians in the world.
0-19: .0027% (or a survival rate of 99.9973%)
20-29 .014% (or a survival rate of 99,986%)
30-39 .031% (or a survival rate of 99,969%)
40-49 .082% (or a survival rate of 99,918%)
50-59 .27% (or a survival rate of 99.73%)
60-69 .59% (or a survival rate of 99.31%)
More than 70, between 2.4 and 5.5% (or a survival rate of 97.6 and 94.5% depending on residential situation)
Can you please help me understand the rationale for the ongoing restrictive COVID measures and vaccine mandates given such data?
Dear Mr. _______:
Thank you for your message.
While the overall survival rates for COVID-19 may appear reassuringly high, they are only one of the many relevant metrics driving our public health decisions. These data also mask significant differences among sub-populations: for individuals who are older, as well as those who are immunocompromised or otherwise at risk, the chance of death is far higher. There are many, many people in these categories within our campus and local communities, and it is our responsibility to protect them.
Additionally, our concern is not only with disease survivability, but with the many other impacts, known and unknown, of a novel, highly contagious, and potentially severe disease. As has been well documented, even mild presentations of COVID can lead to long-lasting and debilitating symptoms, including in young and healthy people. Moderate and severe cases requiring hospitalization can create an unmanageable burden on the health care system, making it impossible for people with other medical issues to receive care. This is a particular concern as we head into what is expected to be an especially severe flu season.
Finally, a disease with a 99.5% survivability rate, at population level, will result in many, many deaths. At Cornell, with our community of 36,000 people, a policy of unchecked infection could mean 180 deaths. With a hospitalization rate of “only” 2%, 720 people would require hospitalization—a number far beyond Tompkins County’s capacity to care for. And it is important to remember that Cornell forms only part of a larger local community; allowing the virus to spread freely at Cornell would cause illness and death, and even potentially healthcare system collapse, across the region.
While the work and sacrifice required to control the pandemic are unquestionably significant, it is our responsibility as an institution to do what we can to protect everyone in our campus and broader communities. I wish you the best for a safe and healthy holiday break.
Martha E. Pollack
It’s about time people look this Trojan gift horse in the mouth, stop beating a dead horse by repeating lies like “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” get off their high horse, and hold their horses on this mass global experiment in stupidity.
I’ve perused the Cornell data— 26,000 students, 97% vaxxed, and yet 1300 student cases THIS week! So despite all the vaccines, the campus has one out twenty kids with COVID this week. Kinda seems like maybe the vax isn’t working too well… but we knew that already.
Not boostered enough?
I have a simple question. How can you call the vaccine a vaccine if it does NOT vaccinate you against something? Asking for a friend…
The kids should Sue the school for requiring it.
THE NARRATIVE MUST BE UPHELD
they are all kids and won't get sick any way, except for the clots and myocarditis......
the only sure thing is big pharma assets are safe from litigation.
Just watched the CEO of Moderna saying that everyone needs to get boosted (steam rising from my head). esp. since I just heard from a SIL that she has heart damage from Moderna jabs. Has to wear a heart monitor. Bet she still gets covid
james is the village idiot. In a whole village full of idiots, he is the village idiot.
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I saw the Cornell thing the other day. I think there was supposed to be a graduation today. Cancelled due to high cases.
I don’t know why people don’t do the math! Most vaccinated countries=most cases of covid. Israel and Gibraltar for example!
5% of the population getting the virus in a week despite full vaccination is not alarming. Nothing to see here.
Last year I nabbed a screenshot of 'covid cases' in colleges, gathered from a bunch of different schools. Out of 100,000ish 'cases', there were THREE hospitalizations. Now maybe school is different than when I matriculated, but back then 3 hospitalizations was a 'slow' weekend of partying.
What exactly are we protecting these kids from, anyway?
When you think about it, actually, the vaccines are working as planned.
So safe, so effective
I blame their health policy department. Dumbasses, if only they had gotten the 4th and 5th boosters. I guess some people will never learn.
I can't wait until they figure out that it is the VAX that is causing severe illness. This world will never be the same. Either way worse, we all die or the Globalists are stopped.
I loved his book in grad school; now I know he’s a total moron. So many bad tweets, so many wrong takes.
I wonder how many of these kids will get sick, how many people will get sick because of them. Those vaccines are worse than useless.
Yep, like drowning man.
It’s over his head.
The vaccine facilitates infection maybe? My my…🤔
I can't figure out why people still use and cite PCR case data for any type of useful analysis or conclusions. It's well established that PCR testing cannot establish between live and dead nuclei nor can it differentiate between flus, colds and covid. Test cycle thresholds are never mentioned alongside the data, and somehow everyone seems to forget that even the FDA has determined that PCR testing is not suitable for its purpose and is certainly useless at the 40+ levels that many public health authorities use. Can anybody explain to me why unspecified PCR data results are even worthy of analysis?
My son graduated from Cornell Law back in 1995 and if you knew Cornell at all, you would understand they are as nuts as they come. Even my liberal lawyer son would agree with me.
A coincidence, I’m sure.
Yet one more example of the futility of connecting with covidians. Only those 30% among us who understand what really is going on understand the totality of the hoax that is covid. Some say there are 40% out there who may be reachable; goodness knows we are running out of time to do so. With every reluctant jab, we lose one more soul who may be convinced, and one more unfortunate soul whose immune system is forever ruined.
Looking at the feed of this James Surowiecki, I would guess that he is baffled by the oddity of it since it causes cognitive dissonance in his priors.
Oh dear. James Suroweicki (who used to be very smart) woke up this morning and said to himself, "I think I'll do a self-own in public." Too many shots Jim, too many damn shots.
Today I went to a new dentist for a special on X-rays, cleaning and exam. The dentist looked at the x-rays, did the exam, and began telling me what work I 'have to' have done. I reminded him that in the past 2 years I 'had' to lockdown, "had" to wear a mask, "had" to get jabbed, "had" to show a Jab passport, etc, but as yet I didn't 'have' to do any of what he was 'suggesting' I have done.
He didn't seem to understand, so I think it was a language problem since I live in Latin America (S. Florida). I hope that's all it was. So far, it's still, "My teeth, my choice."
They never make the easy stroll to the logical conclusion. They remain confounded and then thank their god for the booster.
it's MATH, gato, it's MATH :-)
Surowiecki has had these moments over the part few years, sadly fleeting, where he almost perceives the broad set of lies he has been told.
Probably "cases" were just kids with positive tests. How many actually sick? On the other hand... How many students enrolled in Cornell? I guess 900 students are around 1%...
Yet slapping a horse won’t make it smarter lol
safe and effective AND DON'T FORGET FREE!!!
Proving once again that vaccine passports are useless.
You can lead a horse to water but holding its head under will get you in trouble with the animal rights groups. :o
well maybe young kids shouldn't be getting shots and the booster...maybe? Huh?
The narrative is falling to bits because the facts are glaringly obvious.
Apologies in advance, fellas, you might want to skip this one...
Let's try this, James. What if we were to require that every biological male in this country undergo a radical orchiectomy to prevent testicular cancer, but a year later the rate of testicular cancer was on the rise, with many people not originally considered at risk being diagnosed.
Would we say, "Of course in a world with no testicles, only the testicle-free are suffering testicular cancer?"
Can you spell Sycophant?
So that's why the courses became virtually... virtual.