This is a chronology not based on the date the information was published but based on the date I decided to publish it (usually when I found out about it).
Those who accuse this site of hyperbole would have thought that even suggesting the possibility of half of what’s happening today just over a year ago was hyperbolic and paranoid. The sleep of subversive reason is spawning an epidemic of monsters.
It should be clear that I am not in accord with the ideological aspects of the content of many of the articles I link to. And, as with all information about Covid, articles have to be filtered through a critical vigilance that I personally have sometimes not invariably exercised in relation to various articles, at least at the time of putting them up. I put them up because they seem to offer alternative sober perspectives on what’s happening.
I should also add that there may well be some inconsistency and contradictory information here. That’s because it’s extremely difficult to sift what is valid, what is speculation and what is manipulation. However, it seems more worthwhile trying to put forward some of what appears to be the more pertinent criticisms of what’s going on than remain silent before the overwhelming propaganda machine and wait a few years in order to be “correct” but too late. “The path toward simplicity is the most complex of all, and here in particular it seemed best not to tear away from the commonplace the tangle of roots which enable us to transplant it into another region, where we can cultivate it to our own profit. ” – here
For an excellent radical vision, written over 140 years ago, of very general aspects of what’s happening now, see this by Bakunin
Interview between 2 doctors discussing the effect of vitamin D on reduction of severe and lethal effects of Covid
It should be pointed out that a French senator recently proposed the banning of sales of vitamin D! So far that has not been taken up.
France: Delfraissy, president of the Scientific Council for Covid19, admits that the vaccine is not really a vaccine but a form of medicine
Discussion in French begins at 2m36seconds in and lasts just a few minutes. Says that he really shouldn’t have said that (and in fact, no media outlet other than that linked to has mentioned this revealing interview). Also says that hospitalisation will be very heavy up until mid-March. In part this is because (as various doctors have said ) the figures are manipulated so that anyone with Covid going into hospital for reasons other than Covid are registered as being there because of Covid.
France, Guadeloupe (overseas territory): clashes and barricades in 7 towns and cities over “health” rules
A mish-mash of far right, far left and everything in between or uncategorisable.The organisers and the press have characterised the most “violent” attacks on property and the cops as having been done by “500 left-wing anarchists coming from France”. See Down with routine ritualised demos! for my reflection on some of these demos in France (though this one in Brussels was not simply routine or ritualised, which is not to say that other parts of this leaflet of mine aren’t partly relevant to the one in Brussels). However, nobody who wants a libertarian revolution should minimise the influence of horrendous ideologies on such demos, any more than they should remain contemptuously aloof by dismissing it all because of this influence or minimise the genuine desire of some participants to contest all forms of external authority. However, so far it’s hard to imagine some development that might become a clearer attack on the world of exploitation as intrinsically linked to the world of totalitarian social control.
France, Guadeloupe (French overseas territory): clashes, blockades, molotovs etc. in anti-“health” rules movement
“Violence broke out on Thursday 20 January in Guadeloupe, where a gendarme was injured by live ammunition in Pointe-à-Pitre and six people were arrested, the gendarmerie and police said. The gendarme’s life prognosis is not at risk..A week ago, the collective of organisations mobilised against compulsory vaccination called on the whole island to join a “dead island” day and to mobilise “everywhere, in the streets and in front of businesses”. The call, launched on the anniversary of the formation in 2009 of the Lyannaj Kont Pwofitasyon collective (LKP, which includes some fifty organisations), was not followed by many people, but ended up giving rise to several points of tension on the island and some blockades by handfuls of people at the entrance to supermarkets or in front of certain service stations, as was observed throughout the day. At the Basse-Terre hospital, “about forty people tried to enter the administrative building”, explained Christine Wilhem, director of the hospital, to AFP. She had to be evacuated by the guards who protect the area around the hospital. “We’re getting used to protecting ourselves,” she said. In the centre of the island, “unauthorised” demonstrations according to the prefecture degenerated during law enforcement operations in the commune of Abymes, according to the same source, which said that “the forces of law and order were attacked by various projectiles, stones, molotov cocktails, bolts ….” On Canal 10, the trade unionist Gaby Clavier, former secretary of the UGTG’s health branch, denounced a desire “to prevent us from demonstrating”, as well as “police violence” and “gassing”. The demonstrators were “pushed back several kilometres”, according to a police source, but set up barricades and blocked the roads. Helicopter overflights also took place. According to the Pointe-à-Pitre public prosecutor’s office, “at least three shots” were fired with live ammunition and “at least one shop was looted”, even though it was only just getting dark.”
Raoult shows, using official statistics, massive increase in cases globally following mass vaccination programme (in French)
As a result of this he is being threatened by the government with having his position in the hospital removed, despite the fact that these statistics and figures come from official sources. This, even though he also shows that, for the old and those with comorbidities, vaccination certainly offers a greater degree of protection than not being vaccinated.
Not clear how much this was dominated by the Right and their individualist notions of freedom where individuals are not at all free but dominated by the utterly unfree commodity economy. Nevertheless I put it here for information’s sake. Besides, all these Left v. Right attitudes are invariably false choices and expressive of a failure of people to speak for themselves against all the forms of external authority and received ideas which today overwhelm them more than ever. Sure, that’s a bit of a “correct line” on my part, but from this distance and lack of precise knowledge it’s all I can say for the moment.
“…for people over the age of 40, the risk of myocarditis after infection was much higher than the risk after vaccination….in people under 40, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine causes roughly the same number of cases of myocarditis as an actual covid infection, while the first dose of the Moderna vaccine causes roughly twice as many cases of myocarditis. Ok, so let’s get to the second dose. The second dose of the Pfizer vaccine increased the risk of myocarditis three-fold, while the risk after the second dose of the Moderna vaccine was increased 21-fold!…One thing that is clear is that the second dose, of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, increases risk substantially when compared with the risk seen after the first dose. Which really begs the question how smart it is to recommend a third dose to people under the age of 40. It’s reasonable to think that the third dose might increase the risk of myocarditis even further. One thing that is clear from the data in this study is that there is a strong age gradient, with risk of myocarditis after vaccination increasing massively with decreasing age. In fact, for the youngest group (16-29 years), the risk of myocarditis after getting the second dose of the Moderna vaccine was increased 74-fold!…Considering that decreasing age also means decreasing risk of a bad outcome from covid (including decreasing risk of myocarditis after covid), it is reasonable to think that there is an inflection point at which the harms of vaccination outweigh the benefits. On top of that, there is evidence that increasing the number of doses increases the risk of myocarditis. With those two factors in mind, it’s my measured opinion that giving boosters to healthy young people, and especially to children, is nuts.”
Doubtless this will be regarded as “fake news” by all those who have been terrified into accepting the manipulations. Undoubtedly in its original form Covid has been proven to be considerably more dangerous than normal seasonal flu (though possibly not much more dangerous than the Asian flu of the 1950s proportionate to the world’s population at that time). Cases of Omicron are far higher than flu, but deaths are far lower. The fact that Omicron cases are constantly broadcast whilst tending to make cases sound like they could very easily be lethal even though they’re mostly not and with no comparison with the death rate caused by simple things like flu, is indicative of a very worrying intensified leap in the ability of the dominant society’s ability to destroy rationality, which nevertheless was there before Covid. Saying all this is of course, very depressing – but not saying it is complicity.