What Should Anyone Believe About The Coronavirus And Its Mutations?

12 08 2021

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]


In June of last year, an article of mine was published nationally about the Coronavirus.[2] I have kept abreast of the developments ever since, right up to and including today.

I received both doses of the Moderna vaccine in January and February of this year, without any noticeable ill effects. I only did so because a friend—who has had at least two open-heart surgeries—went ahead and was vaccinated with the same vaccine, again with no noticeable ill effects.

I have two friends who have steadfastly refused to be vaccinated. One is a law school classmate of mine; and the other is a retired engineer. For a while, I was alerting both as to where they could be vaccinated for free; and then I stopped, because I sensed that I was alienating them. This is the last thing that I wanted to do. Every American has freedom of choice, or at least they should have.

Since its arrival in the United States, the Coronavirus has mutated into the “Delta variant” and now the “Lambda variant,” and it is anyone’s guess how many more mutations will occur. Perhaps the biggest issues today are how to curb the Coronavirus’ spread, and whether small children should be vaccinated.

Because the vaccines were rushed into production, adequate multi-year testing has not been completed yet. Also, they are said to be “gene-altering,” which is an assumable risk for Senior Citizens, but not for little kids—much less for pregnant mothers, because of the risks to their fetuses.

All of this presents an enormous conundrum for Americans, regardless of their skin colors, ethnicities, religious or political persuasions. Indeed, my friend who prompted me to get vaccinated says that he doesn’t know what to believe anymore, which is true of vast numbers of Americans. 

 

 

© 2021, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams; and he can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See Naegele, “The Coronavirus And Similar Global Issues: How To Address Them?”or https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf (Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus And Similar Global Issues: How To Address Them,” Banking Law Journal (June 2020)) 


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21 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.npr.org/2021/08/20/1029837227/demand-covid-antibody-drugs-soars-regeneron-florida (“Antibody Drugs Are In High Demand As Delta Variant Drives A COVID Surge”)

Trump was correct, and it saved his life.

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21 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9914579/US-COVID-19-cases-hit-record-high-Florida-records-150-000-week-data-dump.html (“COVID-19 cases hit record-high in the U.S and deaths surge 300%: Florida releases data dump which shows there were more than 150,000 new infections in a week as hospitals in the state buckle under pressure”)

Any American who believes that the Coronavirus pandemic has run its course, and that life has returned to “normal,” has not been following the latest news. The “Delta variant” mutation is being followed by the “Lambda variant,” and Americans need to resume their vigilance. The life you save may be your own or that of a loved one.

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22 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-los-angeles-this-covid-19-surge-is-different-from-earlier-outbreaks-11629558004 (“In Los Angeles, This Covid-19 Surge Is Different From Earlier Outbreaks”)

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24 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9922455/Pregnant-nurse-refused-vaccine-unborn-baby-die-COVID-19.html (“Pregnant nurse who refused vaccine and her unborn baby die of COVID”)

What a tragedy.

Because of the Coronavirus vaccines’ potentially gene-altering effects, two groups have been at risk in taking them: (1) young kids, and (2) pregnant women whose fetuses might be affected adversely.

This article underscores the risks either way: of being vaccinated or not being vaccinated.

See also https://www.thedailybeast.com/ultra-vaccinated-israels-debacle-is-a-dire-warning-to-america (“Ultra-Vaccinated Israel’s Crisis Is a Dire Warning to America”)

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2 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.nytimes.com/article/breakthrough-infections-covid-19-coronavirus.html (“Worried About Breakthrough Infections? Here’s How to Navigate This Phase of the Pandemic”—”If you’re vaccinated, you should think about a number of variables, including your overall health, where you live and the risks you take”)

This article by Tara Parker-Pope provides some useful advice, as follows:

Many people are seeking definitive answers about what they can and can’t do after being vaccinated against Covid-19. Is it OK to travel? Should I go to a big wedding? Does the Delta variant make spending time with my vaccinated grandmother more risky?

But there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to those questions because risk changes from one individual to the next, depending on a person’s overall health, where they live and who they spend time with. The bottom line is that vaccines are highly protective against serious illness, and, with some precautions, will allow people to return to more normal lives, experts say. A recent study in Los Angeles County showed that while breakthrough infections can happen, the unvaccinated are 29 times as likely to end up hospitalized from Covid-19 as a vaccinated person.

Experts say anxiety about breakthrough infections remains pervasive, fueled in part by frightening headlines and unrealistic expectations about the role of vaccines.

“There’s been a lot of miscommunication about what the risks really are to vaccinated people, and how vaccinated people should be thinking about their lives,” said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. “There are people who think we are back to square one, but we are in a much, much better place.”

While the Delta variant is causing a surge in infections in various hot spots around the country, including Florida and Louisiana, there will eventually be an end to the pandemic. Getting there will require ongoing precautions in the coming months, but vaccinated people will have more freedom to enjoy life than they did during the early lockdowns. Here are answers to some common questions about the road ahead.

What’s my risk of getting Covid if I’m vaccinated?

To understand why there is no simple answer to this question, think about another common risk: driving in a snowstorm. While we know that tens of thousands of people are injured or killed each year on icy roads, your individual risk depends on local conditions, the speed at which you travel, whether you’re wearing a seatbelt, the safety features on your car and whether you encounter a reckless driver on the road.

Your individual risk for Covid after vaccination also depends on local conditions, your overall health, the precautions you take and how often you are exposed to unvaccinated people who could be infected.

“People want to be told what to do — is it safe if I do this?” said Dr. Sharon Balter, director of the division of communicable disease control and prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “What we can say is, ‘These are the things that are more risky, and these are the things that are less risky.’”

Dr. Balter’s team has recently collected surveillance data that give us a clearer picture of the difference in risk to the vaccinated and unvaccinated as the Delta variant surged from May 1 through July 25. They studied infections in 10,895 fully vaccinated people and 30,801 unvaccinated people. The data showed that:

The rate of infection in unvaccinated people is five times the rate of infection in vaccinated people. By the end of the study period, the age-adjusted incidence of Covid-19 among unvaccinated persons was 315.1 per 100,000 people over a seven-day period compared to 63.8 per 100,000 incidence rate among fully vaccinated people. (Age adjustment is a statistical method used so the data are representative of the general population.)

The rate of hospitalization among the vaccinated was 1 per 100,000 people. The age-adjusted hospitalization rate in unvaccinated persons was 29.4 per 100,000.

Older vaccinated people were most vulnerable to serious illness after a breakthrough infection. The median age of vaccinated people who were hospitalized for Covid was 64 years. Among unvaccinated people who were hospitalized, the median age was 49.

The Delta variant appears to have increased the risk of breakthrough infections to vaccinated people. At the start of the study, before Delta was dominant, unvaccinated people became infected 10 times as often as vaccinated people did. By the end of study period, when Delta accounted for almost 90 percent of infections, unvaccinated people were five times as likely to get infected as vaccinated people.

What’s the chance of a vaccinated person spreading Covid-19?

While unvaccinated people are by far at highest risk for catching and spreading Covid-19, it’s also possible for a vaccinated person to become infected and transmit the illness to others. A recent outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., where thousands of people gathered in bars and restaurants, showed that vaccinated people can sometimes spread the virus.

Even so, many experts believe the risk of getting infected from a vaccinated person is still relatively low. Dr. Jha noted that after an outbreak among vaccinated and unvaccinated workers at the Singapore airport, tracking studies suggested that most of the spread by vaccinated people happened when they had symptoms.

“When we’ve seen outbreaks, like those among the Yankees earlier in the year and other cases, almost always people are symptomatic when they’re spreading,” Dr. Jha said. “The asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic spread could happen, but we haven’t seen it among vaccinated people with any frequency.”

Another study from Singapore looked at vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with the Delta variant. The researchers found that while viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated workers are similar at the onset of illness, the amount of virus declines more rapidly in the vaccinated after the first week, suggesting vaccinated people are infectious for a shorter period of time.

Is it still safe to gather unmasked with vaccinated people?

In many cases it will be safe, but the answer depends on a number of variables. The risk is lower with a few close family members and friends than a large group of people you don’t know. Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings. What’s the community transmission rate? What’s the ventilation in the room? Do you have underlying health issues that would make you vulnerable to complications from Covid-19? Do any of the vaccinated people have a fever, sniffles or a cough?

“The big question is can five people sit around a table unmasked if we know they’re all vaccinated,” Dr. Jha said. “I think the answer is yes. The chances of anybody spreading the virus in that context is exceedingly low. And if someone does spread the virus, the other people are not going to get super sick from it. I certainly think most of us should not fear breakthrough infections to the point where we won’t tolerate doing things we really value in life.”

For larger gatherings or even small gatherings with a highly vulnerable person, rapid antigen testing using home testing kits can lower risk. Asking people to use a test a few days before the event, and then the day of the event, adds another layer of protection. Opening windows and doors or adding a HEPA air cleaner can also help.

How can unvaccinated children go to school safely?

Children under 12 probably will not be eligible for vaccination until the end of the year. As a result, the best way to protect them is to make sure all the adults and older kids around them are vaccinated. A recent report from the C.D.C. found that an unvaccinated elementary schoolteacher who didn’t wear a mask spread the virus to half of the students in a classroom.

Studies show that schools have not been a major cause of Covid-spreading events, particularly when a number of prevention measures are in place. A combination of precautions — masking indoors, keeping students at least three feet apart in classrooms, keeping students in separate cohorts or “pods,” encouraging hand washing and regular testing, and quarantining — have been effective. While many of those studies occurred before the Delta variant became dominant, they also happened when most teachers, staff and parents were unvaccinated, so public health experts are hopeful that the same precautions will work well this fall.

Dr. Balter noted that masking in schools, regular testing and improving ventilation will keep children safer, and that parents should be reassured by the data.

“The level of illness in children is much less than adults,” she said. “You do weigh all these things, but there are also a lot of consequences to not sending children to school.”

Can a vaccinated person visit with an elderly vaccinated person indoors without a mask?

In many cases it will be relatively safe for vaccinated people to spend time, unmasked, with an older relative. But the risk depends on local conditions and the precautions the visitor has taken in the days leading up to the visit. In areas where community vaccination rates are low and overall infection rates are high, meeting outdoors or wearing a mask may be advised.

If you’re vaccinated but have been going to restaurants, large gatherings or spending time with unvaccinated people, it’s a good idea to practice more social distancing in the days leading up to your visit with an older or vulnerable person. Home testing a few days before the visit and the day of the visit will add another layer of protection.

Gregg Gonsalves, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, said he recently visited his 87-year-old mother and did not wear a mask. But that is because both of them are vaccinated and he still works mostly from home, lives in a highly vaccinated area and has low risk for exposure. He is also investing in home testing kits for reassurance that he is not infectious.

“If I just came back from a big crowded gathering, and I had to go see my mom, I would put on a mask,” he said.

Is it safe to work in an office?

The answer depends on the precautions your workplace has taken. Does the company require proof of vaccination to come into the office? Are unvaccinated people tested regularly? What percentage of people in the office are unvaccinated? What steps did your company take to improve indoor air quality? (Upgrading the filters in ventilation systems and adding stand-alone HEPA air cleaners are two simple steps that can reduce viral particles in the air.)

Offices that mandate vaccination will be safer, but vaccination rates need to exceed 90 percent. Even an 85-percent vaccination rate is not enough, Dr. Jha said. “It’s not going to work because one of those 15-percent unvaccinated is going to cause an outbreak for every single person in that room,” he said. “You do not want a bunch of unvaccinated people running around your offices.”

Should I get a booster shot, and will it help protect me against Delta?

The people who have the most to gain from booster shots are older people, transplant patients, people with compromised immune systems or those with underlying conditions that put them at high risk for complications from Covid. People who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine may also be good candidates for a second dose.

But many experts say healthy people with normal immune systems who received a two-dose mRNA vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna won’t get much benefit right now from a third shot because their vaccine antibodies still offer strong protection against severe illness. That said, the Biden administration appears to be moving ahead with offering booster shots to the general public starting as soon as the week of Sept. 20.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9956313/Boxer-Oscar-La-Hoya-48-tests-positive-COVID-despite-fully-vaccinated.html (“Fully vaccinated Oscar De La Hoya, 48, is hospitalized with COVID and pulls out of his comeback fight against Vitor Belfort”) and https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/coronavirus-excess-deaths-estimates (“The pandemic’s true death toll”) and https://deadline.com/2021/09/mu-variant-los-angeles-first-cases-new-covid-1234827340/ (“Mu Variant: First Cases Of New Covid Strain Identified In Los Angeles”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9957753/COVID-cases-four-times-higher-Labor-Day.html (“US now has more than four times as many cases of COVID and twice as many in hospital as this time last year with deaths up 80% – despite 62% of population with one shot amid Delta surge: Mu is now in LA”)

The UK’s Economist estimates that the true death toll is approaching 20 million globally. Approximately 50-100 million died as a result of the “Spanish flu.”

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9960361/Fans-flock-college-football-stadiums-country-amid-COVID-surge.html (“Saturday gamedays are back! Incredible scenes as fans flock back to college football stadiums across America with no masks or social distancing despite surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations”)

This is irresponsible on the part of the Athletic Directors and other campus officials at each of the schools. If anyone contracts the Coronavirus’ “Delta variant” or other mutations, as a result of such “super-spreader” events, class-action lawsuits should be filed.

Yes, Americans are frustrated with the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, and loss of freedoms. And in a very real sense, they are celebrating at such sporting events; and it feels like a return to normalcy. But it is illusory, and potentially dangerous.

See, e.g., https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-mu-variant-covid-19-us-coronavirus-vaccine-20210906-4aslq6ueqndb5myst5blsynqoq-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ (“New ‘mu’ COVID variant now found in 49 U.S. states”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9995283/Los-Angeles-imposes-vaccine-passport-mandate-bars-nightclubs.html (“Los Angeles imposes vaccine passport mandate for bars and nightclubs: Dodgers and Chargers fans will also have to show proof of shots or negative test to attend games”) and https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/idaho-declares-statewide-hospital-resource-crisis-covid-surge-rcna1997 (“Idaho declares statewide hospital resource crisis amid Covid surge”) and https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/politics/biden-measles-quarantinable-diseases/index.html (“Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees”)

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7 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9964415/Mu-variant-detected-U-S-state-except-Nebraska.html (“Mu has been detected in EVERY US state except Nebraska: COVID variant which scientists fear is more transmissible than Delta and vaccine resistant hits US with Florida and California recording the most cases”)

Here comes Mu, with a vengeance . . .

See also https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-06/overwhelmed-morgues-belie-u-s-illusion-of-a-defanged-pandemic (“Overwhelmed Morgues Belie U.S. Illusion of a Defanged Pandemic”) and https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-numbers-up-since-last-labor-day-20210907-cb42e6polfehvldkhh43533wmm-story.html (“Daily U.S. COVID cases up more than 300% from Labor Day 2020”) and https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-north-carolina-b9012bd212ef28dcceec583eb3ca7612 (“COVID-19 surge in the US: The summer of hope ends in gloom”) and https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-flu-season-is-expected-to-be-worse-than-the-last-one-threatening-hospitals-strained-by-delta-11631179980 (“The Flu Is Expected to Make a Comeback This Year, Threatening Hospitals Strained by Delta”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980015/26-Lancet-scientists-trashed-theory-Covid-leaked-Chinese-lab-links-Wuhan.html (“REVEALED: 26 out of the 27 Lancet scientists who trashed theory that Covid leaked from a Chinese lab have links to Wuhan researchers”) and https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/politics/biden-measles-quarantinable-diseases/index.html (“Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees”)

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17 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-chief-says-coronavirus-spread-reaching-record-heights/ (“[Israeli] Health Ministry chief says coronavirus spread reaching record heights”) and https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/17/fda-panel-begins-voting-on-pfizers-covid-booster-doses-rejecting-shots-for-general-public.html (“FDA panel rejects plan to administer Pfizer’s Covid booster doses to general public”) and https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/politics/biden-measles-quarantinable-diseases/index.html (“Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees”)

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20 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-covid-death-toll-surpassing-spanish-flu-1918-pandemic-coronavirus-20210920-y6rnbg2e6bbuzkin7ijg7mhin4-story.html (“COVID’s U.S. death toll on verge of surpassing Spanish Flu”)

Ultimately, it has been estimated that 50-100 million died globally from the Spanish flu.

See also https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/20/pfizer-covid-vaccine-is-safe-generates-robust-immune-response-in-kids-ages-5-to-11.html (“Pfizer Covid vaccine safely generates robust immune response in kids, Pfizer says”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10008837/Pfizer-BioNTech-say-data-COVID-19-vaccine-safe-protective-kids.html (“Pfizer says its vaccine IS safe and effective in low doses for kids under 12 and could be authorized by Halloween – despite children making up just 0.1% of all COVID deaths”) and https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/572971-flight-bookings-plummet-amid-delta-variant-fears (“Flight bookings plummet amid delta variant fears”) and https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/health/sydney-man-facing-heart-transplant-after-covid-leaves-him-with-chronic-health-issues/news-story/3945bbff23358e006574818ced69209e (“Sydney man facing heart transplant after Covid leaves him with chronic health issues”)

The problem is that a growing number of Americans do not believe in the vaccines, especially for young kids and pregnant women whose fetuses may be affected adversely.

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10009793/Mother-four-unmasked-unmuzzled-unvaccainated-dies-COVID-19-age-40.html (“‘Unmasked, unmuzzled, unvaccainated’ mother-of-four dies of COVID”); but see https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/daily-pill-treat-covid-could-be-just-months-away-scientists-n1279938 (“A daily pill to treat Covid could be just months away, scientists say”)

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22 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-SPREADER EVENT?

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10014895/Ex-Chinese-Communist-Party-insider-Wei-Jingsheng-speaks-Wuhan-theory-relating-Covid-19.html (“Chinese whistleblower claims first COVID outbreak was INTENTIONAL and happened in October 2019 at Military World Games in Wuhan – two months before China notified the world about virus”)

Did China launch its own 9/11-like attack on the United States and the world, as a bioweapon attack?

After all, Xi Jinping and China’s other civilian and military rulers have snuffed out Hong Kong’s fledgling democracy; they have enslaved a million ethnic minorities including the Uyghurs; they have used EMP weapons to “fry” Indian soldiers in their border war with that country; they have threatened Taiwan, Japan and Australia; and their goal is global domination.

See also https://www.nysun.com/foreign/witches-brew-starts-to-bubble-in-communist-china/91665/ (“Witches Brew Starts To Bubble in Communist China, as Xi Jinping Edges Into Maoism”)

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25 09 2021
H. Craig Bradley

MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH JNJ COVID VACCINE

First of all, I noticed no visible side-effects in the days following the vaccine injection, not even a headache. Its now been one month. I have read and know from the experience of others taking the same vaccine that side-effects vary considerably between individuals following injection. Just a note from my physician: ‘Full’ Covid Immunity only lasts 30 days with the JNJ formulation.

I attribute this to the organ tissues that receive the spike protein in the weeks after injection. Different patients have spike proteins in different parts of their bodies, hence a variety of short term side-effects are reported. As yet, there are no long term studies confirming adverse Covid-19 vaccine side effects. Let me suggest what they might be, at least in my case:

I wear a mask as a condition of using Anytime Fitness facilities. One day this week, I was using the exercise bike for 30 minutes, but wore the mask throughout. Then, I went to the nearby grocery store. As I left the grocery store (mask required), I removed the mask and noticed a red tinge on the inside of the upper part of the mask.Clearly it was due to small, minute droplets of blood in my breath as I exhaled. I had no bloody nose otherwise.

The ONLY possibility is from the pulmonary artery system (lungs). I suspect my spike proteins formed following my single JNJ covid vaccine settled upon the pulmonary arteries-capillaries and resulted in a weakening of the arterial walls, with some seepage of plasma. This never happened in the past year while exercising with a mask ( still required). Only after my vaccine. Pretty strong correlation and not coincidental, in my view.

I conformed and complied and received my reward: A CDC Vaccine Card verifying covid vaccine reception. Now I am “street legal”, as they say. If and when Gov. Newsom imposes NYC style covid passport requirements for ALL indoor venues in Calif this coming Winter, I can go about unrestricted. Its now a choice but soon, as the coming Covid Winter sets in, probably not a free choice.

(In-fact, each of Florida Gov. De Santis’s initiatives or orders are being overruled by Federal Judges, such as prohibiting sanctuary cities ( Haitians coming to Florida? or prohibiting mask mandates. He is being countered and neutralized. So, good luck Florida, as the Deep State now owns you). Another consideration as we become a Marxist run nation: free and fair elections are pretty much over going forward.

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25 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig.

I know little-to-nothing about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and am mortified to learn that you had “blood droplets” on your mask.

I have had both doses of the Moderna vaccine, with no noticeable ill effects. However, in the case of family members and friends, the effects seem to depend on the individual.

I know that a doctor of a friend had to be hospitalized; and perhaps the best summation of the vaccines is that they are “poisoning” our bodies. As one person put it:

The vaccines, while effective against the virus, are bad shit we’re putting into our bodies. None of this is good.

I agree with that assessment. And as I concluded in my Coronavirus article, we owe all of this to China, which should be paying trillions of dollars in reparations, and its products should be boycotted.

Like Chemotherapy for cancer patients, if the cancer doesn’t kill them, the Chemo will. And yes, I am being facetious, somewhat.

With regard to whether we will have free and fair elections in the future, that remains to be seen. An increasing number of Americans do not believe in government or government-mandated vaccines.

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25 09 2021
H. Craig Bradley

Clarification:

Atomized ( minuscule) particles of blood/ serum from exhaling into a face mask while vigorously exercising on a recumbent bike for 30 minutes in a gym on Thurs. Its a good aerobic workout and I was indeed surprised to see a red tint on the upper part of the mask which covered my nasal passages. Its a good tell on what is going-on “under the hood”, in my case.

Eventually, I will tell my primary care physician (M.D.) at the next annual Medicare “wellness check”. They want overt “symptoms”; they (Medicare) get symptoms. Then what? Its the vaccine, stupid.

Droplets is not the most accurate term, since I unintentionally conveyed a larger volume of blood than realized. In my instance, the volume of blood is not even measurable but only its slightest presence. So, I just concluded that it had to come from the Pulmonary System and that undoubtedly means the circulatory system in and around the lungs (rt. and/or left ? ) was affected in some way ( spike proteins formed by vaccine ) by my recent covid vaccine.

Other patients who even got the same JNJ vaccine undoubtedly reacted differently. This is part of the “gain of function” of covid: nobody honestly understands it. All I know is its not healthful nor natural. Not facetious. Creepy, sneaky, yes. Just consider the source of Covid for those attributes (China and Dr. Fauci, M.D.).

Its troubling at a minimum and leaves too many unanswered health care questions. “Experimental” (for two years) means you and I are but guinea pigs for the Federal goverment, CDC, Dr. Fauci, and Big Pharma. That much I know for certain. Most people around here can’t face the truth nor can they handle it either. Actually, most never could. Not changing.

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27 09 2021
H. Craig Bradley

HOW ARE VACCINE SIDE-EFFECTS ACTUALLY REPORTED?

Various articles and even individuals tell me (insist) there is plenty of “data” by now on the side effects of various covid vaccines. Other than Astra Zeneca formulation, which has been removed from the market due to patient deaths, I am unaware of actual reporting.

In any case, I suspect only serious vaccine side-effects which result in hospitalization are actually reported to the CDC. Most people don’t see a doctor all that often, even if retired and on Medicare unless they first have overt symptoms. Mine only happened once.

There is simply no mechanism or procedure available for me to report my vaccine side-effect on day 32 to ANYBODY. Therefore, I think the reporting of vaccine side-effects is flawed or quite possibly a fraudulent claim or assertion. I have reason to doubt any side-effects outside of the hospital environment have any chance at being reported to anybody.

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27 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Yes, Craig, my sense is that you are correct.

See also https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/09/27/massachusetts-state-police-covid-vaccine-mandate-resignations/ (“Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says”)

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28 09 2021
H. Craig Bradley

MORE CONFIRMATION FROM PROJECT VERITAS

Johnson and Johnson scientists even express their doubts about their own vaccine but concede the best way to get the public vaccinated is to threaten their livelihood or turn them into second class citizens. Its all about money and power and that’s really it.

This (short) candid video filmed at dinner with two such JNJ scientists, without their knowledge or consent, of course. ( Is such a tape legally admissible as evidence in a state like California which has a 2-Party privacy law?)

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28 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig.

There are several vaccines, as you know, and Johnson & Johnson’s is just one of them.

With respect to privacy, it turns on which state was/is involved. Each state law is different, in major or minor respects.

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28 09 2021
H. Craig Bradley

California Law is very specific:
A tape taken without a warrant from a Judge of a court of proper jurisdiction or without the written consent of both parties is inadmissible as evidence in court in Calif. (civil or criminal). This is certain and its why California is known as a “two-party” state in this regard. As you say, not necessarily so in OTHER States.

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28 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Again, the laws of each state vary; and the matter would be litigated.

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28 09 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-new-york-california-health-d039cd2901289e1b48d8ef6657f157d2 (“Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom”)

Lots of Americans will refuse.

See also https://www.todayonline.com/world/moderna-vs-pfizer-both-knockouts-one-seems-have-edge (“Moderna vs Pfizer: Both knockouts, but one seems to have the edge”) and https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/29/majority-of-restaurants-say-business-is-worse-than-3-months-ago-survey.html (“Majority of restaurants say business is worse than 3 months ago: survey”) and https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/09/29/tensions-run-high-over-proposed-mask-ordinance-at-second-night-of-anchorage-assembly-meeting/ (“Mayor Bronson backs use of Holocaust imagery by mask mandate opponents during heated second night of Anchorage Assembly hearing”) and https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/10/01/california-mandates-covid-vaccine-for-students-staff-at-public-schools/ (“California Mandates COVID Vaccine For In-Person School Attendance; 1st State In Nation With Requirement”) and https://abcnews.go.com/Health/american-tragedy-covid-death-toll-tops-700000/story?id=80303622 (“An American tragedy: US COVID death toll tops 700,000”) and https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/574992-jj-vaccine-could-be-linked-to-another-clotting (“J&J vaccine could be linked to another clotting condition: EU”) and https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/world/europe/portugal-vaccination-rate.html (“In Portugal, There Is Virtually No One Left to Vaccinate”)

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7 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.wnd.com/2021/10/pfizer-asks-fda-approve-vaccine-kids-5-11/ (“Pfizer asks FDA to approve vaccine for kids 5-11”)

Anyone with young kids should read this sobering article.

See also https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/07/divorced-parents-covid-vaccine-court/ (“Divorced parents are going to court over vaccinating their kids against the coronavirus”) and https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/health/pfizer-vaccine-waning-immunity/index.html (“Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Studies confirm waning immunity from vaccine”) and https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article254829122.html (“UCLA doctor escorted from work for refusing COVID vaccine”) and https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-06/ucla-anesthesiologist-vocal-against-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-is-escorted-out-of-workplace (“UCLA anesthesiologist, vocal against COVID vaccine mandates, is escorted out of workplace”) and https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-09/southwest-air-pilots-seek-to-block-covid-vaccination-mandate (“Southwest Air Pilots Seek to Block Covid Vaccination Mandate”)

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16 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2021/10/15/san-francisco-puts-nearly-200-unvaccinated-first-responders-on-leave-while-crime-surges/ (“SF Puts 200 Unvaccinated First Responders on Leave as Crime Surges”)

San Francisco is a city that so many of us have loved, and where some of us have worked. But crime and filth have been rising for many years; and sadly, it is a city to be avoided like the plague today.

More than six years ago, Kate Steinle was killed there by an illegal alien, who had been incarcerated many times.

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Kate_Steinle#:~:text=Victim-,Kate%20Steinle,back%20by%20a%20single%20bullet (“Shooting of Kate Steinle”)

But the city became scary long before that.

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18 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10102871/China-hypersonic-nuke-warned-risks-losing-new-Cold-War-decade.html (“‘We will lose the new Cold War with Communist China within the decade’: Stark warning to the US after Chinese launches ‘hypersonic missile that orbits the Earth at 3,8000mph’ but Beijing claims it is just a routine test for the ‘PEACEFUL use of space'”); see also https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gallagher_(American_politician) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10105467/MARK-ALMOND-Chinas-thirst-rule-world-just-gone-hypersonic.html (“China’s thirst to rule the world has just gone hypersonic: MARK ALMOND says terrifying new weapon raises the spectre of ‘Dr Strangeloves’ in Beijing calculating their chances of WINNING a nuclear war”) and https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/20/gen-david-thompson-space-force-commander-warns-chi/ (“Gen. David Thompson, Space Force commander, warns of China’s growing threat to U.S. in space”)

These assessments seem accurate.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10103527/Colin-Powell-84-dies-complications-COVID.html (“Fully-vaccinated former Secretary of State Colin Powell, 84, dies due to complications from COVID”)

Fully-vaccinated and the best medical care in the USA, yet Powell died from the Chinese-launched Coronavirus. Very sobering, but he had Parkinson’s and cancer.

See https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colin-powell-dies-84-first-black-secretary-of-state-covid-19/ ; see also https://news.yahoo.com/vaccines-masks-japan-puzzling-over-034036438.html (“Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10117619/NIH-ADMITS-funding-gain-function-research-bat-coronaviruses-Chinas-Wuhan-lab.html (“NIH ADMITS to funding gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at China’s Wuhan lab despite Dr. Fauci repeatedly insisting to Congress that it did not happen”)

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20 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10111693/White-House-details-plans-vaccinate-28M-children-age-5-11.html (“White House releases plans to vaccinate 28 million kids aged 5-11 against COVID using smaller needles: Children could be fully vaccinated with double Pfizer shot before Christmas”)

This is Brain Dead Joe Biden’s Christmas present to American families.

History may record that this was the straw that broke the back of his failed presidency.

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26 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.ft.com/content/b2b74d63-7c94-4602-82eb-82e87ec5186f (“Covid vaccines associated with 7 rare neurological complications, says study”)

Potentially very disturbing.

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30 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.wnd.com/2021/10/4956655/ (“COVID hospitalizations spike in most-vaxxed nation”)

This article is sobering and worth reading. It’s small wonder that so many Americans refuse to be vaccinated; and that parents with young children are adamant that their kids will not be vaccinated.

See also https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/10/28/vaccine-mandate-air-force/ (“Air Force is first to face troops’ rejection of vaccine mandate as thousands avoid shots”) and https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-29/russia-suffers-deadliest-sept-since-world-war-as-covid-untamed (“Russia Suffers Deadliest September Since World War II With Covid Untamed”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10148881/The-26-NY-firehouses-forced-close-firefighters-refused-vaccinated.html (“The 26 NY firehouses that have been forced to close after firefighters refused to get vaccinated as seven-year-old dies in blaze and union warns lives are at risk”) and https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-31/despite-sheriffs-warning-of-a-mass-exodus-county-officials-holding-firm-on-vaccine-requirement (“Sheriff warns vaccine mandate causing ‘mass exodus’ among personnel”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10151297/Mayor-Blasios-COVID-vaccine-force-24-000-city-workers-stay-home-TODAY.html (“‘How many lives will be lost?’: More than 24,000 city workers – including thousands of cops and firefighters – will be placed on unpaid leave TODAY after ignoring Mayor de Blasio’s compulsory vaccine deadline”) and https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-texas-prisons-d367722492d903e9299fd66ea3518998 (“US prisons face staff shortages as officers quit amid COVID”)

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4 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211104-grave-concern-over-covid-in-europe-as-german-cases-soar (“‘Grave concern’ over Covid in Europe as German cases soar”)

Those who believe the Coronavirus pandemic is over are mistaken.

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8 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://khn.org/news/article/hospital-acquired-covid-nosocomial-cases-data-analysis/ (“Patients Went Into the Hospital for Care. After Testing Positive There for Covid, Some Never Came Out. | Kaiser Health News”)

Ugh . . .

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9 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.wnd.com/2021/11/4959223/ (“Doctors gather at summit to warn against vaccinating children”)

Not surprising.

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21 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Americans want to believe that the pandemic is finished, but that conclusion is tragically flawed and naive:

“U.S. Covid-19 Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020’s”

See https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-covid-19-deaths-in-2021-surpass-2020-11637426356; see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10226551/Now-Germany-says-set-make-Covid-vaccinations-COMPULSORY-unavoidable-move.html (“Violence breaks out at Brussels anti-vaccine protest in Europe’s latest day of rage: Fury over rules banning unjabbed from bars sparks clashes hours after Germany revealed COMPULSORY vaccinations are ‘unavoidable'”)

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26 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10235555/Health-care-workers-fear-devastating-Covid-surge-corner.html (“Healthcare workers say they fear a devastating Covid surge is around the corner as the US enters the holiday season and scientists warn latest ‘Nu’ variant may be most infectious yet”)

China’s “gift” to the world.

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26 11 2021
H. Craig Bradley

MEDICAL HUMOR

Imagine if instead of cigarette smoke, it was Covid-19.

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26 11 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Yes, indeed, Craig. Scary!

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 😊

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6 12 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/06/covid-not-over-next-pandemic-could-be-more-lethal-oxford-jab-creator (“Covid not over and next pandemic could be more lethal, says Oxford jab creator”)

Ominous . . .

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13 12 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/as-u-s-nears-800000-virus-deaths-1-of-every-100-older-americans-has-perished/ (“COVID has killed 1 of every 100 older Americans as U.S. nears grim milestone”) and https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/12/14/omicron-us-spread/ (“Omicron spreading rapidly in U.S. and could bring punishing wave as soon as January, CDC warns”) and https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17049449/daily-covid-cases-highest-level-ever-78k-omicron/ (“Highest EVER daily Covid cases reported as 78k infected & Omicron cases soar 90%”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10314687/CDC-issues-grim-forecast-warning-weekly-COVID-cases-jump-55-1-3-MILLION-Christmas-Day.html (“CDC issues grim forecast warning weekly COVID cases will jump by 55% to 1.3 MILLION by Christmas Day and that deaths will surge by 73% to 15,600 a week as Omicron becomes dominant strain”) and
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10318991/Columbia-study-finds-Omicron-markedly-resistant-vaccines-boosters-not-help.html (“Omicron is ‘markedly resistant’ to all four COVID vaccines and booster shots may only give ‘slight protection’, Columbia University study finds: Day after Fauci said triple-vaxxed should be protected”)

Potentially ominous . . .

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19 12 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/19/trump-demands-china-pay-60t-reparations-pandemic/ (“Trump demands China pay $60T in ‘reparations’ for pandemic”)

Of course Trump is correct. Coincidentally, this is the conclusion that I reached when I wrote my Coronavirus law review article, which was published nationally last year.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/the-coronavirus-and-similar-global-issues-how-to-address-them/ (“The Coronavirus And Similar Global Issues: How To Address Them”) and https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf (Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285 (June 2020))

Also, anyone who believes that the Coronavirus and its mutations are not killers is naive. My Coronavirus article was dedicated to a dear friend who was placed on a ventilator, and a coma was induced. I didn’t believe he would survive, but thank God he did, unlike Carlos Marin in the following article.

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10326623/Carlos-Mar-n-dies-Covid-aged-53-Manchester-hospital-coma.html (“Carlos Marín dies from Covid aged 53: Il Divo star passes away in Manchester hospital after being put into a coma as he battled the illness, with brokenhearted bandmates saying: ‘There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos'”)

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21 12 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10332665/Dr-Fauci-says-Omicron-spreads-truly-unprecedented-speed-cases-DOUBLE-two-days.html (“Fauci says Omicron spreads at ‘truly unprecedented’ speed and cases WILL double every two days as CDC chief warns double-vaxxed is ‘not enough’ to be safe: US records more than 250k daily cases for the first time since Delta peak in the Fall”)

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4 01 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/01/03/1918-flu-is-even-more-relevant-2022-thanks-omicron/ (“The 1918 flu is even more relevant in 2022 thanks to omicron”)

This is a fine article, which is consistent with my law review article about the Coronavirus that was published nationally.

See https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf; see also https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/omicron-variant-symptoms-latest-covid-making-people-really-sick-in-a-different-way/3477882/ (“Omicron Variant Symptoms: This Is How Omicron Is Different, Doc Says”)

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7 01 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/01/06/covid-hospitals-how-is-omicron-different/ (“In the nation’s hospitals, this covid wave is different”)

As predicted, our great nation’s healthcare system is being overwhelmed.

See also https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/omicron-covid-us.html (“Here’s When We Expect Omicron to Peak”) and https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-business-education-pandemics-76830eee3a8c2a5688df4fc77488195a (“Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services”) and https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-cases-reach-records-in-u-s-11641661595 (“Covid-19 Cases Reach Records in U.S.”) and https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/08/cyprus-reportedly-discovers-a-covid-variant-that-combines-omicron-and-delta.html (“Cyprus reportedly discovers a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta”) and https://news.yahoo.com/hospitals-reeling-california-tells-covid-130036030.html (“As hospitals reel, California tells coronavirus-positive medical workers to stay on the job”)

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15 01 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-pandemics-dc99bc9f769dd6d7cb669e3d185c6261 (“Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say”) and https://www.wsj.com/articles/patients-drive-hours-to-ers-as-omicron-variant-overwhelms-rural-hospitals-11642251602 (“Patients Drive Hours to ERs as Omicron Variant Overwhelms Rural Hospitals”) and https://news.yahoo.com/california-schools-under-intense-strain-130059166.html (“California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge”) and https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-trial-worlds-first-finds-4th-dose-not-good-enough-against-omicron/ (“Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron”)

Will this ever end?

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17 01 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See https://unherd.com/2022/01/what-lockdown-took-from-my-parents/ (“What lockdown took from my parents”)

This is a sobering look at what China’s Coronavirus pandemic has done to so many, including the elderly in the UK. It has imprisoned them; there is no other way to describe it.

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