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US health officials call for 8 month "booster" for the fully vaxxed
the third shot is the bridge too far. a contrarian take.
“never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” -sun tsu
many people seem worried about this new triple vaxxed requirement. don’t be.
i’m going to provide a contrarian take here: this third shot booster is a disaster. it’s the bridge too far, the admission of defeat, and the total undermining of the last of social trust and compliance with public health policy.
this is the speed wobbles and the out of control desperation that brings this whole pseudoscientific edifice crashing down.
they think you see safety and concern. this is because they live in a tiny echo chamber made up of the 20% of america that is so brainwashed and mentally mangled that they would drink hot lava if anthony fauci told them to.
that’s not america. that’s not most of us. that’s the cult of the crybully cowering and clucking and waiting for the next diktat to clutch to themselves like a wubbie.
the increasingly sane and awakened center is where the game is at. fear receded, enough people saw normal again, and enough people woke up to the manipulation, the fear mongering, and the endlessly moving goalposts that they do not see a friendly CDC and NIH asking for “just one more thing” anymore.
they see this:
there is no evidence this third jab accomplished anything useful. the vaccines are clearly non sterilizing, do not stop spread, and may well be making the whole pandemic far, far worse. (lots of data HERE) the risk reward for children and for healthy people was bad even for 2 doses. for 3, it’s ridiculous.
everyone bought a simple precept: vaccines will set you free. they are near 100% effective, they stop spread, they protect you, and they are a social obligation because your vaccine protects me.
it sounded reasonable, but it was a false equivalence.
this is not the measles vaccine. this is a rapidly eroding leaky vaxx that does not stop spread and increasingly does not stop infection.
this narrative has completely fallen apart. every bit of it was a lie. (again) “get vaxxed and get your life back” is the new “two weeks to flatten the curve.” you can make up facts for a while, but eventually, empirical reality intrudes. just how many rides do they think people want to be taken for?
this is rank propaganda rooted in politics, not biology.
it’s also a massive mistake. this is the lie that no one is going to believe. after pulling the rug out from under 100 million people who jumped though hoops for the promise of freedom, adding more hoops is NOT going to go over well, especially as vaccine durability now looks totally suspect as does vaccine efficacy.
you need to be a special kind of rube to believe that this move from 2 shots to 3 is the “last shot.”
it’s going to be 4, then 5, then every 6 months for life all to protect no one but you. you’ll still have to mask. you’re never really going to be safe personally or as a spread vector until you get actual covid and develop actual immunity.
everyone now knows people who got vaxxed and got sick. everyone knows people who got vaxxed and got side effects. no one wants to sign up to vaxx for life, over and over, take more adverse events risk, and buy the same leaky functionality back twice a year world without end. no one will trust the people offering it.
they think we see this:
but really, we see this:
this is going to shatter the vaccine empire. 10’s of millions are going to realize they got played. and they are not going to want to play anymore. why keep listening to those who break all their promises? the rebel alliance is swelling with new members.
this is literally plucking the sacrament from the mouths of the congregation. it will break the religious fervor around vaccines and turn vaxx mandates from a performative religion into a nasty dictatorial treadmill of endless imposition. the wafer will turn to ash in the mouths of the supplicants. and they will spit it out.
will anyone beyond the most addled of the zealot class want to play “vaccine passport” now? clearly, those of us saying “they’ll make it eternal by requiring boosters” were right.
the world is full of competing narratives. people get them wrong all the time, but over time, they see who has been making accurate predictions about outcomes and who has been lying and one thing is now manifestly clear:
using the political lens of “what would a totalitarian/authoritarian do next if they were seeking to grab and hold power by subjugating a population?” has been the best predictor of government policy anywhere that team donkey (and many other governments) have held sway.
the red pills about the blue team are flowing fast and heavy now. this is getting too big to hide and too absurd to believe. those who “went along to get along” are now betrayed, just months or weeks after acquiescence.
they are not going to take kindly to it.
these are the desperate authors of a desperate failure trying to triple down on their mistakes.
the vaccines have not been the way out they claimed they were. they rushed a product that was poorly tested and even more poorly understood to market and bullied it into the arms of half the country. but now the pfizer proselytizers and moderna mobsters are losing the plot and the control of the narrative with it. this is that 5th season of the telenovella where half the cast has amnesia from being kidnapped by space aliens and is about to marry their sister.
this is the policy that rips them to bits and leaves what little of their credibility as yet remains in tatters. let them gut themselves. this is the beginning of their end.
it leaves only one pivot left: “this was all trump’s fault!” these were his vaccines and he did this to us! it’ll look like this:
outside of the most rabid of the talking point pimps, this is just not going to play.
but it will be funny to watch.
i, for one, cannot wait to add the third panel to the “brooklyn dad” progression. it’s gonna be a honey…