Not long ago, as recent as Nov. 23, several politicians and media have declared there to be a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ (should actually be not-vaccinated). While this misguided rhetoric has now been dialed back, the data now shows, that the claim was not quite substantiated when it was made.
A few weeks ago a letter titled “The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing” was published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe containing the following statement:
High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing. In the UK it was described that secondary attack rates among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% for vaccinated vs 23% for unvaccinated). 12 of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts (39%) arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases. Peak viral load did not differ by vaccination status or variant type .
Recently, the German tabloid Bild released a map, purporting to depict plans of Russia’s General Staff for (finally) invading Ukraine, which Russia has failed to do since 2014 despite countless predictions to the contrary.
Translated from Russian by Google. Original article is here.
The supply of weapons to Kiev from the United States and Britain is just the tip of the iceberg called “preparation for war with Russia.” Its invisible part – military bases, sabotage and cyber centers of information and psychological attacks
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrogantly denied Moscow the right to have its own sphere of influence and be against the entry of its neighbors into the North Atlantic Alliance. “Russia has no say in this matter, and it has no right to establish a sphere of influence by trying to control its neighbors,” he announced. But then he suddenly became emotional: “It’s a pity that Russia closed NATO offices in Moscow … We are ready to discuss sensitive issues. Including across Ukraine “.
In fact, NATO members interpret “sensitive issues on Ukraine” in their own way.
I am not going to belabor this point any longer, and conclude the topic here with presenting more evidence that the “Swiss hospital are running out of ICU beds” story in the news media is completely false (fake news!). Hospital are running at a high occupancy, yes, but the ICU-bed capacity is adapted as needed and changes from day to day. This can can be seen directly from the data provided by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) by everyone who cares to actually look at the daily numbers and compare them for several days. Here are the numbers from December 1 and December 2, 2021:
It’s easy to see that for Switzerland, numbers are actually slightly down from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2:
Total ICU beds have gone up by +1 (but that’s still 4 less than on Nov. 30);
The total occupancy has gone down by -7 beds;
COVID-19 patients has gone up by +9, while Non-COVID-19 patients has gone down by -14 beds;
Free ICU has gone up by +8 beds
Occupancy is at 81.2% on December 2, which is -0.9% compared to December 1. On November 30, it was 81.1%, but there were 863 ICU beds that day. So, it’s again obvious, that giving the number “ICU beds are x% occupied” is highly misleading, as the total number, the “100%” changes from day to day.
It’s also easy to see that the situation in Zurich has improved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2:
Total number of beds has stayed the same, at 183 beds;
Total occupancy has gone down by -9 beds;
COVID-19 patients occupancy has gone down by -1 beds;
Non-COVID-19 patients occupancy has gone down by -8 beds;
Free ICU beds has gone up +9 beds
So in conclusion, we can see from the numbers, that hospital ICU-beds, are managed on an “as-needed” basis. They are activated and deactivated as the situation requires, and hospitals are not interested in running a high-number of unoccupied ICU-beds, just to keep the statistics nice. Of course, there is a maximum number to which ICU-beds can be increased, but has that been reached yet? We don’t know and are not told in any statistics. The real limiting factor is staff-availability, not number of physical beds, by the way. But curiously, for that, we don’t see any statistics, and we also are not told, what is done to alleviate the pressure on the medical staff.
Let’s look at the official numbers from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health again. Here, I have compared the numbers from November 28 with those of November 30:
For Switzerland we make some observations:
First, note the Total number of ICU beds for Switzerland. Nov. 28: 854, Nov. 30: 863. The total number of ICU-beds is not constant over time, it is GROWING (+9). So the “beds are x% occupied” news are grossly misleading;
Second, note the number of non-COVID-19 patients in ICU beds has grown quicker (+25) than the number of COVID-19 patients (+16). This is evidence, that COVID-19 is not the only driver for increased demand for ICU beds;
Let’s look at the numbers for Canton of Zurich:
First, note the Total number of ICU beds for Zurich. Nov. 28: 179, Nov. 30: 183. Number of beds were increased in two days (+4)
Second, note the number of non-COVID-19 patients has grown quicker (+5) than the number of COVID-19 patients (+4). This is evidence, that COVID-19 is not the only driver for increased demand for ICU beds;
Third, the number of available ICU beds has dropped by -5 and is now at 12 (6.6% of Total for that day)
So, the key observations are:
The total “capacity” of ICU-beds differs from day to day, as, presumably, hospitals create new capacity as needed. Meaning: News like the above, that “hospitals are to x% occupied” are nonsense in this form, because they do not take into account that the capacity can be and is increased as needed (up to a certain maximum, of course, but we and they don’t know where that is);
Contrary to what these press statements would make you believe, ICU beds are not only filling up because of COVID-19 patients, In fact, non-COVID-19 patients fill up ICU-beds in Switzerland quicker than COVID-19 patients do. So, the obvious question: What’s up with that? But nobody in this shitty news outlets actually asks these “obvious” questions – I wonder why…
Dedicated to the numbskulls who are demanding a “mandatory vaccination”.
mRNA is an experimental technology it has been used as gene-therapy before, but never as a “vaccine”:
The Nuremberg Code (1947)
Permissible Medical Experiments
The great weight of the evidence before us to effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:
1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal l duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
While no longer in the news cycle, at least outside Spain, the volcano on La Palma shows no sign of winding down it’s eruption. This morning (Nov. 30) alone, seismic activity was elevated, with 121 quakes one of which was 4.1 on Richter Scale, writes local newspaper Canarias7.
Earthquake activity in the last 83/90 days, according to IGN:
Seismic signals (volcanic tremors) today, according to IGN:
The same procedure as last elections? The same procedure as every election! It is already a tradition in Kyrgyzstan to no accept results of elections in Kyrgyzstan, and have riots, regime change and calling of new elections immediately after the contested one:
Four parties demand re-election. A joint statement was made by the Ata-Meken, Uluttar Birimdigi, Social Democrats and Azattyk parties. They stated that the failures on the CEC website (https://t.me/sputnik_kyrgyzstan/47821) were a prepared falsification of the voting results. Meanwhile, Sadyr Zhaparov advised them to count the ballots manually.” Until all ballots are completely counted and parties expressing dissatisfaction are satisfied, ballots cannot be moved. If the CEC is found to be rigged, all its members will be brought to justice. They will answer with their heads,” he wrote.
So what happened this time? Apparently the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) failed, or rather had an error:
Why did the CEC website fail? The head of the Central Election Commission explained that two programs are used to display the results: the first automatically reads data from electronic ballot boxes, and the second reduces this data for display. “To improve the visual presentation, we introduced an external table. This was done for easier visualization, but one small formula was laid incorrectly. It added two positions that should not have been added. It was immediately noticed and adjusted,” Nurzhan explained. Shaildabekova. She said there were no glitches in the main system. The head of the CEC added that the count data can be easily verified, as each observer is given a sheet with the results of the count at the site.