I will follow his advice.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.
Wandering the information superhighway, he came upon the last refuge of civilization, PoFo, the only forum on the internet ...
Godstud wrote:@Drlee But... but... a Hollywood celebrity with no medical knowledge knows someone who told him not wear a mask! Whoever should I listen to when it comes to medical information? Should I listen to a doctor, or an idiot? I am stumped!
Godstud wrote:@QatzelOk Oh no! I mis-spelled a name! Pfizer. Phizer... I like how I spell it better. Yes, me mis-spelling Pfizer completely supports your argument that the vaccines are experimental.
Find me more Youtube videos of idiots with no medical or scientific knowledge telling us all about what they think. Do you usually consult with Hollywood celebrities about medical issues? Is this you going back on everything you ever said about media telling us what to think and that you weren't going to get brain-washed?
Rogan is a comfortable moron I really don't care about his struggle.
Drlee wrote:I spent some time on the phone today with a doctor from the CDC. He told me to get N95 masks and wear them everywhere.
Fauci got the most media attention of the troika, but Atlas thinks that Birx did the most damage. As Pence’s chief subordinate on the Task Force, she shaped its agenda, participated in the regular “Covid huddle” with White House officials, and traveled the country, successfully pressuring state and local leaders to issue mask mandates and close businesses and schools. In one of Atlas’s first meetings with her, he asked her what she considered the strongest scientific evidence for the efficacy of masks against Covid. She cited a report published by the Centers for Disease Control about a hair salon in Missouri, where two stylists infected with Covid had worn masks that supposedly prevented the virus from infecting their customers.
“I knew the study well,” Atlas writes, “having already dissected it in detail with a few epidemiologists before I set foot in Washington. My colleagues had all laughed at it. It was poorly done, and the conclusions were not valid. It was an embarrassment that it had been published prominently on the CDC website.” Among the many limitations of this small study, critics had noted that, while none of the customers contacted by the researchers reported Covid symptoms, most of them were never tested for the virus, and many of the stylists’ customers were never contacted at all.
Atlas tells how he tried, “in as diplomatic a way as I could muster,” to discuss these limitations with Birx, but she bristled. He soon realized that she wasn’t even familiar with the basic aspects of the study she was using to justify mask mandates across the U.S. Nor did she or the rest of the troika show interest in the many far more rigorous studies with contrary findings. Though Redfield would later concede, after leaving the CDC, that there was a “paucity of data” to justify mask mandates, during the Task Force meetings the troika refused to debate any scientific research challenging their mask mandates and lockdowns, according to Atlas. “Unlike scientists with whom I had worked for decades,” he writes, “I never saw them voice any critical assessment, methodological or otherwise, of the pitfalls of any published studies.” Atlas says that they never brought scientific papers to the meetings and declined to respond to his presentations about the research.
“For what I anticipated would be a data-ﬁlled discussion about opening schools and the risk to children,” Atlas says, “I brought approximately ﬁfteen different studies and a summary sheet of the research. For what I hoped would be a discussion about testing guidance, I brought and distributed articles and other documents about the role and pitfalls of PCR testing and concerns about cycle thresholds. Even though I handed out a number of these published studies to everyone at the table, no one ever mentioned them in the Situation Room. My guess was that no one in the Fauci-Redﬁeld-Birx troika ever opened them.”
Atlas’s book is obviously a one-sided account and at times lapses into self-righteousness. But his portrayal of the troika—a better term might be the three blind mice—rings true, both because of the details he provides and because it jibes with what he and they were saying (and not saying) publicly throughout the pandemic. It may seem incredible that the troika would violate a fundamental principle of public health by ignoring the devasting [sic] collateral damage of their policies, yet they never even pretended to conduct a cost-benefit analysis. “Perhaps the most remarkable insight in the Fauci email trove,” Atlas notes, referring to the thousands of emails from Fauci that were made public, is “the total lack of mention of harms from the lockdown throughout the pandemic.”
SpecialOlympian wrote:Lol the video is about Russell Brand talking about how noted moron Joe Rogan is angry because CNN said he went to his doctor to get horse paste. Pfizer hates horse paste, so they unleashed their dog (CNN) on him. Now podcasters are angry that they're not being taken seriously for using a horse dewormer that has no efficacy against COVID to treat themselves.
Rogan is a comfortable moron I really don't care about his struggle.
SpecialOlympian wrote:They did make a nice vaccine for everyone. I was very happy to get my Pfizer vaccination, they make a quality product.
I don't understand what point you are trying to make. Are you saying the vaccine does not exist and they just shot me up with saline? That would be false advertising, which I agree with you is wrong.
QatzelOk wrote:I read a nice comment on CBC news that suggested that CBC should hire more conspiracy theorists to predict what the elite will force everyone to do next.
B0ycey wrote:...the rise of polarisation and extreme thought isn't linked to the News but Social Media.
QatzelOk wrote:You're right. The News Media is like, "everyone stay calm and get your injection."
They miss any story that might provoke a revolution of any kind.
Your text suggests that polarization and "extreme thought" (extreme thinking?) are bad.
But, seeing as how we are at the end of a type of civilization, and that "extreme thinking" is required to ensure that at least some of our species survives... perhaps you should rethink your opinions on the role of social media, and of "talking to people" in general.
Is preventing social change (and forcing everyone to take experimental drugs that cost a lot of money) really the most important thing for media to be doing right now?
B0ycey wrote:By and large, I have no issue with people choosing not to be vaccinated. I also don't care for lockdowns or covid passports. Everyone in my nation above 12 has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, if they choose not to still they assume the risk and we as a society move forward. So it isn't like I am against everything you write and I do agree Big Pharma have a stake in this and have no interest in stop beating the drum. But.........
Vaccines are safer than Covid and reactions to the vaccine are a million to one.
So what role does social media play with fake news and false narratives? As it turns out, quite alot. You think you are ammune to fake news because you don't trust the government? Nothing can be further from the truth. You don't trust state sources so you trust the sources that counters those narratives. Have you thought that perhaps both sources are untrustworthy? Which is why I have always based my opinions on stats, not words.
So yes, social media is dangerous. And yes I think polarisation is bad. I understand that social media should be used as a source of information and that it can be useful to educate. But not everyone is agendaless. And conspiracy theorists most definitely have an agenda. So I don't see why we should make their job easier by spreading BS news on CBS. What we should do instead is improve media legislation and prevent fake news to begin with.
QatzelOk wrote:You just regurgitated a bunch of commercial media narrative, and then say you feel uncomfortable with *other information* that is only available on non-commercial non-mass non-corporate media.
Cult members (who are denied outside-world information) often feel uncomfortable talking to non-cult members. Talking to non-cult members can also be called "social media."
Myself, social media bothers me for a different reason: it's too stupid, and reveals just how functionally illiterate and submissive most people seem to be.
On the other hand, it's the only place to get sincerity and a variety of opinions and narratives. And these things are essential in avoiding being brainwashed by large state actors, like giant corporations who are used to brainwashing everyone for profit.
Godstud wrote:@B0ycey Road deaths? Don't start parroting that QatzelOk stupidity.
B0ycey wrote:It is true that Social media is a useful tool for a variety of opinions. If only those opinions were motiveless.
As I said, you aren't ammune to propaganda by ignoring state TV.
suburbia wrote:@38,000 Americans die in vehicle related accidents every year. Scary, right?
I listen to commercial media a lot
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