Friday, July 30, 2021

COVID-19: Blatant propaganda and rampant dishonesty


In case you're one of the handful of people who hasn't yet realized it, we're being bombarded by utter dishonesty in a coordinated propaganda campaign to scare us all into official compliance.  Government, news media and social media are all collaborating in this effort.  I'll cite just two examples from the very recent past to prove the point.

First, Twitter.  There are dozens (possibly, by now, hundreds) of accounts all tweeting the identical warning about COVID-19.  Here's one user's discovery of what's going on.  The image below shows six almost identical tweets from six different accounts, all saying exactly the same thing in exactly the same words.  If a picture tells a thousand words, this one speaks volumes.  Clickit to biggit.

That's not the only example of identical tweets being repeated ad nauseam by dozens, or scores, or hundreds, or even thousands of accounts.  Dishonest propaganda in plain view.

Next, social and news media.  Remember this article last week?

Dr. Brytney Cobia said Monday that all but one of her COVID patients in Alabama did not receive the vaccine. The vaccinated patient, she said, just needed a little oxygen and is expected to fully recover. Some of the others are dying.

“I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post Sunday. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

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For the first year and a half of the pandemic, Cobia and hundreds of other Alabama physicians caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients worked themselves to the bone trying to save as many as possible.

“Back in 2020 and early 2021, when the vaccine wasn’t available, it was just tragedy after tragedy after tragedy,” Cobia told this week. “You know, so many people that did all the right things, and yet still came in, and were critically ill and died.”

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“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued Cobia on Facebook, “I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.”

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

There's more at the link.

There's an interesting problem with that article.  Go to the Web site of Grandview Medical Center.  Click over to the "Find A Doctor" page.  Do you see a Dr. Brytney Cobia listed there?  Funny - neither do I.  The only "Cobia" listed is a Dr. Miles Cobia, a neurologist.  In fact, a general Internet search for "Dr. Brytney Cobia" reveals only her article and comments about it - nothing else.  I find that highly suspicious when we're dealing with a medical practitioner.  Surely her practice, or membership of a group practice, should show up somewhere?

EDITED TO ADD:  It appears that the above paragraph was based on wrong information, and/or I misinterpreted or misunderstood the information that was available.  My thanks to the readers who pointed that out in Comments, and my apologies to all concerned.  I've left the original text in place, but struck through, so that others can see what was said and thus understand the comments that were made, but know that it no longer applies.

American Thinker finds that Dr. Cobia's claims are not supported by official data.

Tucker Carlson points out that "this isn't about the science", because the official shibboleth comes apart at the seams when one examines actual, hard data.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.

In Los Angeles, officials brought back the mask mandate when COVID cases moved up so slightly it's hard even to measure the rise on a chart. That's the so-called "spike" they cited as justification is barely noticeable on a chart. Do politicians in Los Angeles know something we don't know? We can't be sure. We do know, fairly certainly, the news media are lying about science in order to justify the new restrictions. Why would they want to do that? We have no idea.

But here’s one example: In Florida, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper recently ran this headline. "New COVID cases nearly double in Florida – the worst in the nation." Holy smokes. Better run to Georgia.

And to show how scary this is, they included a chart that shows an uptick in positive test results, and it looked terrifying. But those are the test results. But actually, who cares? What matters is the harm. What they didn't include is the chart showing COVID deaths. I wonder why? Because those are near zero. That’s a very different picture, and it’s the one that actually matters.

It wasn't long ago that all of us understood that. People like Tony Fauci, in fact, told us the goal was keeping people from dying from COVID. That sounded reasonable to everybody. That’s why they said we needed the vaccine. That’s why millions took the vaccine. Now that they have taken the vaccine, politicians have decided that actually, they can’t part with the enormous, unprecedented amounts of power they’ve amassed over the last year, so they’re going to keep ordering us AROUND, regardless of the science.

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Rochelle Walensky is an actual doctor. She's the director of the CDC.  She went to Harvard. She’s never been elected to anything, but in a pandemic like this, her word is law. It’s more powerful than anything Congress produces. She’s her own federal agency. In fact, on a continuum, she sits somewhere between king and God. So read carefully as Rochelle Walensky tells you that COVID is killing twice as many children as influenza.

WALENSKY: I think it’s really important for people to understand that this is not a benign disease compared to other diseases our kids see. If you look at the mortality rate of COVID, just this past year for children, it's more than twice the mortality rate that we see in influenza in a given year.

So, you’re not supposed to question that, and we didn’t really dare to check those numbers, because who are we to check the numbers from an unelected federal bureaucrat when she’s commanding us to obey. So we didn’t, we just took it at face value. 

But a columnist called Phil Kerpen, who’s a columnist and had some free time, decided to check the CDC numbers on what the CDC director claimed on CNN.   

What did he find? He found that the CDC director has no idea what she’s talking about.  

From 2019 to 2020, according to the CDC, a total of 124 children died of COVID. From 2020 to 2021, 213 children died of COVID. By comparison, influenza killed more than 400 children just last year. In fact, that was not an abberation. Influenza has killed far more children than COVID has in each of the past five years. It's not even close. 

And that's assuming the CDC's numbers on child deaths from COVID are accurate, and it looks like they’re not. In a recent report, the CDC itself acknowledges it could be vastly over-reporting the number of children who are dying from COVID. The CDC report states that, when considering everyone who died of COVID, roughly 2.5% of those who died had a co-existing medical condition unrelated to their deaths. But for children under the age of 18, that number is dramatic – over 35% of children who died from COVID had what the CDC calls an "unrelated medical condition."

In other words, more than a third of children who are listed on the official records as dying from COVID had comorbidity that the CDC assures us cannot possibly be connected to COVID. But it appears, upon closer examination, the comorbidities might in fact be related to the deaths of those children.

. . .

This is insane. Who is going to get up and say so? No one so far. Instead, the floor is left to Rochelle Walensky and people like her: manipulators of data and liars.

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If you want us to have confidence in your medicine, then tell us the full truth. But they won’t. They've been telling us for six months the vaccine is perfect. But clearly, in some cases, it doesn’t work.

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The other day, Pfizer's purchase agreement with the Albanian government leaked on the internet. One of many fascinating excerpts from that document, lots of legalese. But between it all, lots of quotes like this:   

"Purchaser acknowledges the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known."

Reassuring? What are those effects? And why don’t we know? And why can’t we ask? No one is pausing to ask questions at this moment, though. That’s not allowed.

More at the link.

Fake tweets, fake news articles, fake "official pronouncements".  The powers that be are trying to herd us like scared sheep - and those who can't or won't think for themselves are allowing themselves to be herded.

For our lives' sake (literally), we'd better make sure we're not among them.



Chris Nelson said...

It's getting real nasty now.

Even though the non-vax doesn't work and may actually cause more damage in the long run than natural immunity, companies are being being forced to mandate it. Even in my role where we work 99% from home, we may be faced with non-vax compliance or get fired.

Try to get your place of employment or insurance to cover any serious side effects of the non-vax. They will not, which tells me the non-vax isn't considered safe by them. (Or they don't give a crap...)

And consider the worst case effect of mRNA treatment, which occurred in the animal subjects. 100% death.

John Cunningham said...

Vox Day's blog today posted a link to a piece containing what lawyers claim to be an ironclad religious exemption request. Of course the rule of law is dead in our current regime

Thomas W said...

The fact that Dr. Brytney Cobia isn't listed on the medical center's website list of physicians doesn't say anything. The hospitalists at my local hospital aren't listed on the website either since they don't see patients by appointment.

Looking at the Facebook page for Dr. Cobia (linked in one of your links) she does seem to be a real person, a real doctor, and works at the hospital she claims to work at. If she isn't somebody's come up with a really elaborate hoax, it takes a lot of effort to create a Facebook account with 1300 friends who all go along with a fake job listing.

The American Thinker article you linked to also doesn't refute her claims that most of those hospitalized are unvaccinated. It finds that overall hospitalization rates haven't risen but says nothing about what subset of the population (vaccinated or not) are hospitalized.

Meredith Dixon said...

I live in Alabama, though not in Birmingham. I agree that Brytney's claims are ludicrous. If they were true, or if anything remotely like them were true, I am sure our local paper or our local TV station would have had similar heart-rending stories, and they haven't had anything of the kind, despite both being very eager to urge Alabamians to get vaccinated. Indeed, the article about Brytney wasn't carried locally, presumably because local editors knew it was, at best, exaggerated.

That said, I too was suspicious of Brytney's credentials and I tried to check them online. She could be a doctor. If not, she's gone to some effort to fake it. She's not known to the AMA, which also normally lists non-member doctors. OTOH, a listing for her does appear in Healthgrades and Vitals, and at least one of those does say that she has admitting privileges at Grandview. That said, both listings are bare-bones, with no biographical data and very few details.

Gary said...

My sister-in-law is an ICU nurse, and (for her hospital), she confirms that the vast majority (everyone she's checked) of the ICU covid patients did not have the vaccination.

However, the fact that vaccinated people are staying out of the ICU just confirms that the vaccine is working. It doesn't change the underlying risk calculations haven't changed: balancing (side-effects of vaccine) against (chance of catching covid) * (chance of serious side effects, depending on health) * (chance vaccine *fails* to work). All we've done is confirm that (chance vaccine *fails* to work) is pretty small.

lpdbw said...

I am a plaintiff in the lawsuit against vaccine mandates filed against Houston Methodist. I was fired for non-compliance.

You can read more about it at

Besides seeking relief from Houston Methodist, we hope to set a precedent for other workers around the US. But we need to appeal, perhaps all the way to the Supreme Court. That's and expensive proposition. If you are so inclined, there's a GoFundMe you can find at that web page above.

Thomas W said...

Brytbey Cobia is listed in the AMA doctor finder though not an AMA member. She's listed as Brytney Snow (her maiden name based on her Facebook page). I think it's clear she's a doctor but not one who sees patients by appointment, thus the small amount of information available online and the fact she talks about hospitalized patients.

I agree with Gary that the vaccine is working though there are potential risks (as there are risks of not being vaccinated). Unfortunately there are some vocal people (Vox Day, earlier commenters here) who claim it's a fake vaccine and apparently Donald Trump and Joe Biden are part of some conspiracy to force a fake vaccine on people for some reason I haven't been able to figure out.

boron said...

please pass the salt. I'm getting tired of the taste of partially-digested hay.

heresolong said...

She appears to be an actual doctor. Dr. Miles appears to be her husband. The rolling 7 day average of COVID deaths in Alabama is 0. Which, for the record, doesn't mean no deaths, it means that when you divide it by the population it is very, very small. And I am always skeptical when people tell stories about other people crying and begging them for help. Sort of like the "my four year old child cried and wanted to know why President Trump wanted everyone to die" stories.

Lee Pinac said...

For what it's worth, Brytney Cobia is an MD with an Alabama license per the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. Her MD license was issued on 10/26/2016 and expires on 12/31/2021.

I agree, there is something very very interesting about Covid-19. It stinks to high heavens, like the bottom of a trash can in mid-August on Bourbon Street.

Beans said...

And there's another thing.

The eneMedia keep hitting us with "COVID cases double in Florida" without clearly stating that means there's 20 cases, not 10. (my numbers, for exaggeration purposes.)

They do the same thing with anything they hate. Trucks: Truck fatalities up 50% over cars, while forgetting to mention people are bailing on cars and suv's are considered 'light trucks.'

Gun deaths are up 200%: again, not mentioning that there were only a ridiculously low number of gun deaths to begin with, and most of them are suicides, and some of them are good-shoots.

Sure, there are places being hit hard by the Covidiocracy. Aesop talks about it all the time. But look at some other things. Where are the piles of dead urban-outdoorsmen (a Neil Boortz term for homeless) or the piles of dead and dying chronic drug users, or the Venn intersection of urban outdoorsmen and chronic drug users.

Not to mention, how many people going into the ICU wouldn't be in the ICU if preventative medical care was given, rather than not given till the extreme happens?

Lots to unpack about the actual actual COVID stuff, from what are the actual numbers of people dying from COVID vs people dying with COVID and the reliability of all the various tests and the suppression of Hydrocloroquin and Ivermectin and other drugs (about once a month, you'll hear about a legacy drug working wonders for preventing or slowing or stopping the COVID.)

And... None of this, NONE OF THIS, is about combatting a 'pandemic' (make spooky noise, waggle fingers in a spooky way.) It was and is all about Control of us peasants, and also getting rid of OrangeManBad (none of this, NONE OF THIS, was serious until Impeachment failed. NONE OF THIS!!!!)

Lee Pinac said...

AMEN Beans AMEN!!!!!! The audio/video going around of Sleepy Creepy Joe, Kamala and other saying they would not take the vaccine if it is developed under Trump is interesting. Now the Cabal is trying anything and everything to force the peasants to be jabbed.

Aesop said...

"Figures don't lie, but liars figure."

thanks for the backup. I didn't bother to do the legwork on this, because I knew the answer without checking: they're puling this "Yuuuge Spike! ZOMG!" right out of their @$$#$.

As expected.


The actual news, is that the propaganda is so blatantly ham-fisted, 60 Minutes could send Stevie Wonder to report on it and he'd still uncover the truth, and yet they don't even care.

Item One in the 2+2=5 playbook from 1984.

And they're warming up the Two Minutes' Hate in the on-deck circle for the 50+% of Americans who refuse to get the jab no matter what.

Sentenza said...

She has a medical license and seems to be affiliated with those hospitals.

That said, it's never, ever wrong to question or take with a grain of salt, anything any journalist says. Remember journalists are the sort of people who take word processed documents from before the first successful word processing program at face value and who try to pass off footage from Kentucky as a war in Syria.

They are scallywags and have no one to blame for our collective mistrust and disdain for them other than themselves.

Grouch, MD said...

Most of the COVID patients currently dying in my ICU were fully vaccinated.

The vaccine has not-great effect against the delta variant.
Not that there is any way for a front line doc to test specifically for it.

Those who had the infection already should have decent protection. But no one is looking at that—how could you, when the test is unavailable?

Bleh. Science was cool while it lasted.