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Beware the 2022 Pelosi Variant

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As we emerge from 18 months of COVID mania, mandates, name-calling, neuroses, and the convoluted 2020 election season, we begin to hear footsteps. Footsteps? Yes, new warnings about “delta” and “lambda” variants, Europe shutting down, indoor masks, and fresh panic. Is all this worth fresh panic – or are we just seeing … the 2022 Pelosi variant?

Facts are important, so let us start there. Most have gotten a COVID vaccine, and those who have not likely never will. Most states are healthy, families healthy, and people want in-person schools, work, and economy. Most are not clamoring for more masks or shutdowns.

Yes, several variants exist, as always. They seem less worrisome than political actors claim. They are routine and routinely monitored. Objectively, medical experts put “variants” in three classes, “of interest,” “of concern,” and “of high consequence.” Of all the COVID variants reported, none is “of high consequence.” Others are being monitored, offer no basis for panic. See, e.g., SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions.

With respect to reported vaccine effectiveness – for example, of vaccines against the original (alpha) COVID-19 strain against other strains – numbers are highly encouraging. Where two shots worked against “alpha” at 93.7 percent effectiveness, they work against “delta” at 88 percent effectiveness, close. See, e.g., Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant.

Likewise, other research indicates the primary concern is that, for unvaccinated Americans, the transmission rates (rather logically) will be higher, specifically “delta” is making rounds in the less vaccinated states.  Transmission may be higher for some variants, although severity seems no different.  See, e.g., COVID-19 variants: What’s the concern?

In other words, just like with flu strains, changes tend to affect those not previously sick, not inoculated, and unusually susceptible. But there is no reported reason for panic or return to a nationwide shutdown. This is even true of variants like “lambda,” which afflicted Peru. Objectively, fewer than one percent of US cases can be tracked to Lambda. See, e.g., The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic.

But here is where politics gets into it. All this science aside, tempers and rhetoric can be expected to rise. Why? Because COVID was the driver for mass mail-in ballots, absentee ballots without reason, ballot harvesting, reduced identification checks, online registration, out-of-precinct voting, and blocked ballot count observations – in 2020. Some seem to like that.

Whatever you think about the 2020 outcome – and everyone has an impassioned view – one thing uncontested is that the virus drove fundamental changes in the election process. These changes created major doubt in the minds of many voters about election efficacy and integrity.

Politics aside, 37 states in 2020 permitted wide use of mail-in ballots, often without reasons or standard identification, to accommodate COVID. Many states extended vote casting and counting timelines, changed rules at the last minute, and compounded civic doubt. Most countries in the world do not permit this kind of voting due to vote fraud risk. See, e.g., Why Do Most Countries Ban Mail-In Ballots?: They Have Seen Massive Vote Fraud Problems.

So, here is the point.

If time for panic is over, if shots and collective immunity make Greek-lettered variants a minimal threat to health, if most who were going to get COVID got it, got over it, averted it, or sadly did not, the world we live in is now different.

There is no need for a fresh panic, no need for a push to set the table for another shutdown, return to unprecedented state restrictions on life, commerce, worship, gathering – or voting.

The only reason that a political player would be pushing fresh panic would be that they see an advantage in that push, perhaps room for reintroduction of election procedures alike those pushed in 2020, and like those pushed by Democrats in HR 1 and S 1, and so far defeated.

In short, federalizing the election process – in ways that encourage fraud and undermine public confidence – is unwise, unjustified, and highly suspect. Barring a wildly malignant variant – and there is no evidence that such exists – let us not default to mutual recrimination, federalization, panic, or the train wreck of 2020 in our 2022 midterm elections.

Science says – there is no need for panic or a return to unprecedented 2020 voting practices in 2022.

But do not think this is over. More variants will be reported; fear stirred, Democrat arguments made for federalizing our elections, a push for mass mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, online registrations, no need for ID checks, less oversight. Beware the 2022 Pelosi variant.

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Ed
1 month ago

When this all started, way back at the beginning, weren’t we warned that the vaccines would begin to rear its ugly head 6 months to a year from injection? Weren’t we later warned again, that the vaccine was for depopulation and the affects down the road would be devastating? Then they were telling us within 2 years.
Do you think it is possible we are just now seeing the 6 mo to a year affects of that vaccine? After all, it’s mostly the “fully vaccinated” that are now occupying our hospitals. Our “fully vaccinated” are getting covid, blood clots, cardiac inflammation and the so called delta variant. So many side affects and deaths associated with the vaccine. There is no test for delta and previous tests have been pulled from market. There are so many different toxic ingredients in four kinds of vaccines that we are seeing so many illnesses, deaths and arguments over why. How many politicians have had side affects? How many politicians have died from the jab? Name one. People: think about this. If it doesn’t make sense, don’t do it. Too many reasons, too many stories, too many contradictions, too many excuses and too many lies. They have gone to extremes to cram this covid down our throats. Their desperation is showing. You have to ask yourself, “WHY?”.

Shannon L.
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed

I read today that any drs or nurses who spread “misinformation” about the vaccinated occupying most of the hospitals, they are threatening to revoke their medical license. And exactly what has happened to our free speech?

Wanda Gray
1 month ago

Why are those of us refusing the vaccine made to look like we don’t care? I am allergic to all vaccines and most medicines- tetanus, flu shot, sulfa, penicillin, statins, etc. I have had only 1 case of flu in my 80 years of life and that was 1969. The only childhood diseases I ever had was 3 and 5 day measles though God knows my parents tried to give me all of them by exposing me to every sick child they could. I drank from the same soft drink bottle as my cousin when she was the most contagious with whooping cough but I never caught it. Some of us have remarkable immune systems that rebel against foreign substances forced upon us. We have at least a 95% chance of getting sick because the vaccines are an enemy to our own immunity. I was exposed to TB sometime in the past. It never became active and probably never will because my lung immediately encapsulated the invader before it could become active. I wish everyone’s bodies could be like this. We would have no more need of injections against diseases.

Russ
1 month ago

Thanks for your frankness and honesty

John
1 month ago

Think about it, come to your own conclusions.  

  A very interesting look at data…

  These numbers are very interesting.

As reported by the CDC … 

Here are the US deaths by year and the change from the previous year.

Year 2017: 2,818,503 Americans died

Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)

Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)

The year of the pandemic …

Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)

BUT WAIT: There were zero deaths from Covid-19 during 2018, and 2019 and the jump from 2019 was only 57,641 ???

We’ve been told that COVID is responsible now for 500,000 + deaths. Shouldn’t the 2020 number be a hell of a lot higher?

So the question becomes: How many people died of COVID and how many died of OTHER causes and also had COVID?

Now read below; food for thought:

A very well-orchestrated plan, or an unimaginable set of events that just fell into place with the United States front and center. You tell me!!

Scare people with a virus; force them to wear masks and place them in quarantine.

Count the number of dead every second of every day, in every news headline. By the way, ninety-nine and eight-tenths of the people who get the virus, recover. About one to two tenths of one percent who get the virus, die. Most all of them have other medical problems. Did you catch that? Less than 1/2 of a percent die.

Close businesses = 35,000,000+ instantly unemployed.

Remove entertainment and prohibit recreation, close parks, gyms, bars, restaurants, sports.

No dating. No touching. Isolate people. Dehumanize them.

Close temples and churches – prohibit worship. Create a vacuum and let depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and desperation set in.

Then…ignite hatred and civil unrest, creating Civil War.

Empty the prisons because of the virus and fill the streets with criminals.

Send in Antifa and BLM to vandalize property, as if they are freedom fighters. Undermine the law. Riot, loot and attack all law enforcement, but tell government to order a stand-down.

Then… Defund law enforcement and abolish police.

We are all being played by those who want to destroy America! This is how you destroy a nation from within, and in very short order.

Will it work? I guess that depends on you and me.

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Welcome to America’s socialist agenda to control the people. Those who ignorant about the facts will fall prey to the deceivers.

Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Thanks for the thoughtful summation. Our nation is clearly under attack from our communist neighbors in the Chinese government who MUST be laying in bed with cohorts in America. We must as a nation return to paper ballots only at all elections. No more computer counted early ballots or other forms of vote cheating can be allowed.

Camille S. Curd
1 month ago

This isn’t really related to this topic but I would like to hear comments/answers from others regarding this. I am a Texan & very proud of it. We, allegedly, already won our independence from Mexico in 1836. The Alamo, Goliad, San Jacinto…but our current president seems not to get this! So, if he can choose to disregard Federal Immigration law, why can’t the people in this Great State choose to disregard all of the stupid, silly crap new mask orders that are coming, that our poor, demented, immoral president wants to initiate? I mean, seriously, how can we possibly believe all this stuff about Covid when he is letting millions swarm illegally into our state/country, through our southern border, a goodly # Covid +? Maybe we need a “grassroots” organization to just stand up & say, “Screw you! When you start telling us THE TRUTH, you might get more cooperation. Naw, Sorry. We will never again believe a word you say even if you start being honest! (fat chance of that!). My history is ER Nursing, not legal. Anybody out there (Republican, Independent, or Libertarian only please. Yep, I’m discriminating against Democrats & I hope they don’t like it!) who could give us the ins/outs of dealing with this issue?

Donald
1 month ago

Absolutely agree. The “Demoncrats” tried everything possible to get Trump out of office and failed. The one thing Trump had that was irrefutable was the economy. It was great. So then what happened? Working with China – a pandemic with its requisite lock-down and destruction of the economy – brilliant. After 18 months why isn’t the government talking about remedies other than the vaccines (they aren’t vaccines). Vitamin D / Zinc / Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine regimen, etc. Drug companies don’t make billions of $$ from a new experimental drug – that’s why. More control, more taxpayer money to big pharma, total fear and control. This along with the fake racial issues and destruction of small business in cities, out of control violence, along with destruction of the public school system . . . . a perfect storm! Both political parties are to blame with no reconciliation. I’m afraid the only answer is a split between Red and Blue states, it’s already started!

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  Donald

Democrats want a dictatorship that they control. They win by pedaling fear.

Linda M
1 month ago
Reply to  Donald

Due to political dictates of blue states and their prejudices the victims are the infected. Only one antiviral may be available and physicians may only treat symptoms if patients are not sick enough to be hospitalized.

Xtech
1 month ago

Democrat motto; Never let a good crisis go to waste, even if it’s an exaggerated crisis! This IS about 2022!

Jeanette
1 month ago

If the powers that be are so worried about another pandemic then vaccinate people coming across our southern border; but this would be so easy…vaccinate or go back should be the message .

Linda M
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanette

Oh yeah, seriously.

Stephanie Staker
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanette

I just read that the percentage of people who are positive for Covid has increased 900%!! When the lockdown first happened, we all thought a couple of weeks would be okay, right? I have to admit that I felt it was evil from the very beginning but a lot of people went along with things. Then the “mostly peaceful” protests started in late May/early June. There were some 1200 doctors who wrote an open letter saying that these protests were more important than social distancing and/or wearing masks! Does anyone remember that? Well, for me, that was the last straw in buying the panic porn being spewed by the media. Is Covid a problem or not? Apparently not. Then in January, our borders were opened and hundreds of thousands started crossing our borders. Children were placed in facilities that were and are inhumane. Absolutely nothing is said about the danger of these people coming across our borders with Covid! Even the director of CDC hedged on her answers yesterday. I don’t know about you but I am sick of being lied to! I don’t think I will ever believe a word from the media or government spokespeople again. On top of that, these people are being flown or bused all over the nation! It really infuriates me.

Jeanine
1 month ago

I am disabled and I have been completing “absentee” ballot for a couple decades and I am afraid all this mess is going to take away my ability to vote. Generally, my ballot is mailed to me, I complete it at home, enclose it in the envelopes and hand it to my postman who usually ends up just walking it over to city hall (I am in a smallish town). There is nothing “harvesting” about it, just a respectful community.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanine

Your situation is a good example of the unintended consequences of the voter fraud legislation. Will be interested to see how this legislation effects our voter turnout especially in Florida and Arizona.

Mimi
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeanine

None of the changes outlaw mail in ballots. The caveat is that you have to request one within the specified timeframes.

Bonnie
1 month ago

The fear-mongering campaigns will continue, regardless. Covid is a coronavirus, just like the common cold, which means there will be many variants…why do you think there’s never been a vaccine for the common cold? Covid, in whatever variant stage we happen to be in, will be with us now forever. The survivability rate is 99.+ %. What is the end game for these mask mandates and lockdowns? We are not going to eradicate the virus, it is part of the world now. We must go on and live our lives. It will be seasonal, like the flu. If you are at high risk, then get the vaccine, just like you do the flu or any other vaccine. If you are a healthy individual, you may or may not opt for the vaccine, but either way, that should be your own personal choice not a government mandate.

Raymond
1 month ago

If we had a “Garage Sale” and offered Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, Biden and Harris to any country in the world, we might get a quarter

Gunny Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Raymond

Darn you over charging the Garage Sale people. You could not give that crew away!!!

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Raymond

No, the outside world would pay for these clowns to remain where they are at.

Karen
1 month ago

Pelosi is the most evil, self loving, hypocritical, Satan lover, etc., etc. and I’m not afraid to say it.
Looking forward to her exit, no matter how.

JETMECH
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

What does that say about the people that keep voting her in office?

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  JETMECH

California Democrats only vote for democrats no matter how evil or inept they are. Look at most of the Democrat states like New York that kept electing Cuomo Piece of Sht.

Camille S. Curd
1 month ago
Reply to  JETMECH

That they are morons like her nephew Gavin Newsome! Or, they are making money off the legislation she gets passed. I’ve always been told that God promises everybody 70 years to live; if you die sooner, you died before your time. Every year after that, you are living on borrowed time. Isn’t NP, like, 81? Her borrowed time is just dragging on & on isn’t it? LOL! But there’s a limited length of time she can hang around-people don’t live forever-unless Satan is exerting his power to keep her, Soros, Schiff, etc alive & kicking!

Dale C.
1 month ago

Anyone but me notice how the FLU has DISAPPEARED? Usually, a lot of people die from whatever flu strain comes around. This year? Nary a one reported, yet.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Dale C.

Do you think maybe it’s because most people masked up, kept their distance and washed their hands during the last flu season ?

But don’t worry the flu will be back as the masks will surely be off this winter.

Sunshine Kid
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Not actually. After all, if you get the flu, you are counted as COVID, as they both are in the same family of viruses (respiratory). However, because of the political oversight, if you die in a motorcycle accident, your breathing has stopped, so therefore, that also is COVID.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Sunshine Kid

Not in the same category, Sunshine. One is an influenza virus and the other is a corona virus.

Bonnie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

No, it’s because everything was counted as Covid. Nobody even got tested for the flu, it was just counted as covid. Masks, social distancing and lockdowns; nothing but a scam, fear-mongering ploy to control people, cause divide and bring in marxism.

Ertis Crumpler
1 month ago
Reply to  Bonnie

I do not care what anyone else thinks and I could be wrong in my thinking but when President Trump started putting China under his thumb and China had to back off the Chinese commies and the Trump haters in this country got together and created Covid-19 to stop him and all of the good he did in not just America but all over the world.

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  Ertis Crumpler

In 2017 Dr. Faucchi stated that President Trump would have to deal with a Plague. How did he know that? Because he made sure funds were sent to the Wuhan Lab for the testing. Traitor amongst Traitors.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Bonnie

And with all of that, I’ll bet that you still got the vaccine.

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

President Trump got together with the companies to try to develop the vaccine. The Fool in the office now tried to take credit for it.

Camille S. Curd
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

You are more positive about no masks than I am. However, I am one of those (now, former) healthcare workers refusing to take the vaccine. This is a drug that the FDA has released on an emergency basis. It has not been thoroughly tested. It messes with your DNA! Some adverse reactions don’t occur for several years. That’s why certain drugs that everybody thought were fine get yanked off the market sometimes! Once it’s in you, you can’t get it back out! I’m not real big on being vaccinated for everything. I worked as a substitute school nurse for a few years after quitting hospital (ER) nursing). @ that time, children were required to have 15 vaccines before starting pre-k. I only worked a couple days a week but I saw 2 cases of kids who had had the chickenpox vaccine, developed shingles after being exposed to unvaccinated Mexican cousins with active chickenpox. Parents weren’t concerned as both girls (1-7th Grader, 1-PreK) had had the chickenpox vaccine. (Too detailed to go into the relationship between chickenpox & shingles but you can Google it if you are interested). So NOW we have a shingles vaccine!!!!! Who benefits from this? THE DRUG COMPANIES!!!

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  Dale C.

I remember a whistle blower from several months ago stated that hospitals were treating someone who was injured or had other serious illness but tested positive for covid were counted as a covid caused death when they did not die of covid.

Linda M
1 month ago
Reply to  Dale C.

I was wondering if the Covid test was combined with the flu test and if the results were positive it was call Covid positive because the government would pay for that.

BAE
1 month ago

Power crazy Pelosi does not respect the Constitution of the United States and hates the American worker. I cannot find enough awful words for this unpleasant person, so I’ll stop here.

artzymom
1 month ago
Reply to  BAE

Don’t forget that Pelosi worked for the Baltimore Mob along side her Father ..She is still a Mob Moll.

Jonathan E Taylor
1 month ago

I don’t believe anything the Democrats say on TV. Pelosi is a joke and needs to be removed from office. I never got scared about COVID, until a friend of mine called and said, “He gave it to me!” I freaked out, stayed home and nothing ever happened. He was sick, sick, sick. Everyone in his office got it. I got vaccinated and have been living a normal life.

HocasPocas
1 month ago

One word UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Merl C
1 month ago

I’m getting tired of all the lies and propaganda regarding covid and it’s many so called variants. The whole point of this excersise in the first place is to control Americans. Our current administration are being controlled by a combination of Russia and Chinese Communists.We need to get some leader who will stand up to these people with strong and rapid military strikes!the weasles supposedly running our country should be removed. Pelosie and her group of American hating folks should be removed from office immediately. Maybe then we could begin to get our country back. Otherwise God help ua all!

George Washington's Admirer
1 month ago
Reply to  Merl C

That’s right. Its all about creating fear, manipulation, control. The Main Stream Communist Media figure they get ‘higher ratings’ using FEAR. They love to manipulate the masses. They care little about journalistic ethics; (in fact, I doubt if they think about real journalism for a nanosecond!) However, they have helped me to forever leave the Democratic/Communist Party. And I don’t watch CNN, MSNBC, or NBC. They are so obviously in the business of: propaganda, brain washing, and hyperbole. They have this little ‘ole’ habit of censoring completely what is going on in Europe and elsewhere. For one thing, they don’t want us to see thinking citizens of Europe; and elsewhere NOT falling for the bait; hook, line, and sinker! I could go on and on. However, one thing is for sure; they are NOT going to brainwash me EVER again!

Hal
1 month ago

Term limits for Senators and H of Reps, anybody!? The only reason we got term limits on the POTUS is because the DemocRats were politically jealous of FDR for dominating the POTUS position and couldn’t get rid of him with the Democrat party confines. Time for a Constitutional level amendment that requires registered voter (for Fed elections) be issued a voter pass with their photo, home address … and it be renewed “IN PERSON” every 2 years. The present lax process was abused grossly in the last POTUS election and it resulted in a criminal mentally impaired idiot being elected President and made the Constitutional Democracy a laughing stock for citizens in other Nations.

JOHN
1 month ago

There IS a storm brewing on the Horizon of American Indignance!
Patriots .. Be ready and willing to EXERCISE Our Rights to Defend Our Republic!

Dave Marshall
1 month ago
Reply to  JOHN

Hmmm. Biden says you’ll need an F-15 and nukes…

Jesse Tiede
1 month ago

The 2022 voting cycle promises to be interesting! I suspect the Democrats will again push the same tactics that allowed them to steal the 2020 election. Hey, if it works, why change it…

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jesse Tiede

You will be lucky to see another election in this country

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