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Don't look at the data: Für Ihre Sicherheit

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Just came across this opinion on the studies that purport to show effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Covid. It's by Peter Doshi, associate editor at the British Journal of Medicine. Summary: Even the effectiveness claims are doubtful. They showed the vaccines reduce positive PCR tests. When looking at people with symptoms , rather than people who test positive , the effects of the treatments are underwhelming. And the number of people in the study with symptoms vastly exceed the number of positive PCR tests. PCR tests are a bureaucratic measure. Who actually cares about tests? In life, we care about outcomes. And then : Even the claim that PCR positives are reduced is based on throwing away data about hundreds of individuals . These are people who received at least one dose of the treatment but were excluded for reasons that are not explained. The number of excluded people dwarfs the number on which the efficacy estimate is based. And then : Critical r

Reconsidering Arpaio and Obama's birth certificate

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This past year may have dramatically changed your estimates of how much of what's reported in "reputable" mass media is true; and how much of it is even in good faith. My estimates dropped from 50-90% to 1% on both counts. Most of it is untrue, and the reasons aren't happenstance. They're cynical. This can be a reason to reconsider this 2016 news conference from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reporting on their multi-year investigation into Obama's birth certificate. It's clearly fraudulent: Remember how Arpaio began to be attacked on all fronts around the time they started this investigation? There's now an entire Wikipedia page full of accusations against him. Who controls Wikipedia content? Trump was attacked and maligned for years on end. Matt Gaetz was recently attacked for nothing. Rudy Giuliani has been raided and discredited. January 6 protesters are being demonized. All for what cause? Nothing? No. For opposing the state. Now consider: Kevin C