Friend’s cousin went to Kings game: there were three lines to get in: vaccinated, rapid test, proof of negative test. He was vaccinated but figured he’d get a rapid test just to see. Tested positive, got out of that line into the vaccinated line, showed his passport, went in.
In other news, the Orange County Register ran this story about my situation today, along with this piece in Just the News. The story of my firing also hit religious news outlets last week, with a piece in Catholic News Agency, an article in the Christian Post, another in Christianity Daily, and I made this top ten list.
Here I comment on dancing nurses at the White House (don’t ask)—we hit the hard stop at the top of the hour before we got to discuss my situation, but that’s TV news for you, over and done in a flash:
To all the employees who lost jobs due to vaccine mandates, I am sorry and want to honor you this Christmas. My remarks here are intended in that spirit.
thepostmillennial.comWATCH: Jesse Watters slams the Bidens for having masked nurses dance and sing for them at The White House“I am glad that our political leaders want to honor nurses, they’ve been through a lot in the last two years. But I also found this hard to watch and I know the nurses from my own institution, who have likewise been fired, would be really disgusted by this number,” Dr. Kheriaty explained.
And finally, I enjoyed this long form interview yesterday with independent Australian journalist Maria Zeee:
Wishing all of you much happiness and many blessings in the New Year.
Allow me to make the obvious comments. 1. The vaccine passport or proof of vaccination has nothing to do with sound public health practices. The vaccine neither prevents an individual from being infected with a Covid variant, and nor does it prevent an infected individual from spreading the variant. We have considerable data now showing this is a pandemic of vaccinated. 2. The rapid test will result in a number of false positives and false negatives. One rapid test by itself proves nothing. 3. We have no way of stopping the Covid variants from spreading. The lockdowns, vax and mask mandates have failed. Period. 4. But all the data so far on Omicron suggests the following three points. (a) Omicron is about as dangerous as a cold to the vast majority of the population. Yes, the frail and the extensively co-morbid are at risk. But -- so far as the data suggests -- no more so than from any other respiratory infection. (b) Omicron is likely a free vaccination for the unvaxxed; and a booster shot for those who are. Good news. (c) Testing for and reporting on cases of Omicron makes about much sense as testing for and reporting on cases of the common cold. You will find cases everywhere -- and it almost never matters. Just assume that the Omicron variant will spread everywhere, and that anyone who has not been exposed to Covid will be in short order.
So right now we are in engaged in an expensive and destructive political farce in the name of public health. Ideally, like many Americans, I'd prefer to deal with health professionals who are informed, considerate, have the time and resources to do their jobs, and who understand that the first rule always is do no harm. Our administration prefers nurses that dance on command and in harmony while wearing the appropriate ritual masks. Like puppets. Like what we would expect from North Korea. Call this what is is: an outright confession that our current American version of public health is political pageantry, theatre by dictate. We seem to have learned well all the wrong lessons from the authoritarian regimes we once opposed.
Nothing makes sense …. I don’t understand how people don’t see it. Today I had to walk into a restaurant with my mask on so that I could take it off when I got to the table . 🤦🏻♀️