Good morning, C&C, and happy Saturday! Welcome to the weekend edition, with a delightful little roundup: the public health establishment’s latest fraud is exposed; I need some ideas from you guys; Business Insider reveals the US’s crazy mRNA plans for young kids; Biden is losing at chess with Putin; and DeSantis unveils a brilliant new initiative.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 OPERATION MULTIPLIER UPDATE: The founder of Operation Multiplier, Leslie Manookian, who was responsible for putting together the lawsuit that ended airplane masks, and whose group was multiplied this week by C&C by nearly $120,000, made us a very sweet and optimistic thank you video (02:32):
I appreciated and accepted Leslie’s thanks on behalf of the Army, and hope her other lawsuits are just as effective, but getting her gratitude was not why we did it. It’s about the mission. The jab mandates still hang over us like a thousand hypos dangling from fishing lines, needle tips pointed down at our heads. Maybe one of Leslie’s other cases will help put a permanent end to one or more of the mandates — you never know.
The sharp point of Operation Multiplier is to multiply: we want to multiply Leslie both directly but also indirectly; to multiply her directly by fueling more lawsuits, and to multiply her indirectly by encouraging others like Leslie to get in the fight. We multiply our individual efforts to create something much bigger than the additive sum of our individual donations.
In other words, here at Coffee & Covid, we don’t just TALK about the problems. We’re now part of the solution, nationally. How does that feel? It feels pretty good to me.
🪖 The comments! The comment you guys are posting, both on Facebook and even more so on Substack, are almost more entertaining than my original posts. I do my best, but I rarely get the chance to read them all. Still, they’re so much fun that I’m thinking of changing the tagline to: “come for the coffee and the snark; stay for the comments.”
*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY*
🔥 As if we needed any more evidence, another sidesplitting story illustrating the epic failures of the public health establishment bubbled up out of the corporate media quagmire this week. It begins with a lawyer-turned-journalist like me, Sarah Beth Burwick, who investigated one of the insects from the pestilent hive of covid experts who’ve infested twitter, instagram, and TikTok, and who, like the Queen of Hearts, have been merrily condemning everyone questioning the official narrative, from their cushy self-appointed expert thrones.
The “expert” in question was Risa Hoshino, MD, who spent most of the pandemic online touting herself as an exhausted frontline health care worker, public health and virus-science expert, and social media warrior. Right up until this month, she has been constantly posting alarming covid fear porn like this March 24th bon mot: “Not sure how someone can tell me to my face that ‘covid is over’ as I stand there in my scrubs, N95 & face shield, exhausted from treating all the covid+ patients who are either severely ill or have long covid. Unless you’re us, you’ll never get it. #stopthegaslighting.”
She’s often tweeted about the struggles of wearing an N95 mask for 12-hour shifts, and recited countless heartbreaking stories of sick and dying children in her ICU. Along with selflessly toiling away in the covid death wards, and telling everyone else to shut up and take the jabs, she also likes posting pics of herself in bikini outfits, and being out to swanky dinners with friends — a happy, perky wokescold who has it all.
But it turned out there was a problem, a big fat non-perky unhappy kind of problem, and attorney Sarah Beth Burwick finally dug to the bottom of it. The problem was, Hoshino wasn’t a frontline covid doctor. Not at all. Instead, she held a cushy job as a New York City SCHOOL pediatrician, who mostly WORKED REMOTELY FROM HOME during the pandemic.
Not in the ER. Not in the ICU. Not in the Covid ward.
Hahahahah! Of COURSE! Of course it was all a fraud.
And now Sarah Beth’s exposé has gone mainstream. The UK Daily Mail ran an article about Hoshino yesterday headlined, “REVEALED: NYC medic who became star tweeting about working on COVID frontline treating kids in hospital is actually a SCHOOL pediatrician with cushy 9-5 job.”
Which explains a lot about how Hoshino had so much time to tweet and go to the beach and make Instagrams and TikTok videos while she was supposedly masked-up working 12-hour shifts in the ER trying to save children’s lives.
All this would be just another example of leftist maniacs proving once again that truth is the least of the left’s concerns, except that Dr. Risa Hoshino was lauded on many top physician influencer lists, meaning that lots of doctors and terrified liberals were taking pandemic directions from her, and weaponizing her posts to squelch opposing online opinions. According to Burwick, Medical Marketing + Media dubbed her one of “The top 12 physician influencers” on that platform. Beckers HR called her a “top 10 physician influencer” and The Scientist lauded her as “a veteran of using social media to debunk scientific falsehoods.”
In other words, the PUBLIC HEALTH ESTABLISHMENT itself promoted Hoshino’s lies.
I don’t believe they were blinded by Hoshino’s sexy gloss, not for a hot second. THEY’RE ALL LIARS. I say this with all the conviction of a litigating attorney. It’s just not credible that they fell for Hoshino’s deception for two years. They all know each other. They all jockey for position at the top, like in every industry. They can all pick up the phone anytime. AND THEY MUST HAVE. They KNEW Hoshino was a fraud but they platformed her and pushed her nonsense anyway.
This is what the Public Health Industry calls “science.” Remember that.
The evidence suggests Hoshino is mentally ill. She was busy harming herself along with the rest of us; her deception couldn’t last forever, and the bigger the lie got, the worse the final accounting would be. Her mental illness should have been immediately identified and treated, if the system worked AT ALL, if the public health industry gave a single damn about its integrity.
Instead, the Public Health Experts promoted and platformed Hoshino into a position where her mental illness could inflict maximum damage on our country. Absent the imprimatur of the official endorsements and promotions, Hoshino would have quickly been exposed and she’d have rapidly faded into Twitter oblivion along with the other wacky trolls who infest that platform.
An alternative hypothesis that I can’t rule out is that the entire public health establishment itself is mentally ill. Dangerous morons or escaped high-functioning mental patients pretending to be doctors, take your pick.
Either way, it’s become painfully obvious that we need to dismantle the ENTIRE public health establishment and start over from scratch, maybe putting in charge the meagre handful of proven, rational experts like Martin Kulldorff, Jay Bhattacharya, and Sunetra Gupta.
The embarrassing and sordid Hoshino story is a metaphor. Just as Hoshino was a fraud, so was the WHOLE THING. It’s lies, exaggerations, and deceptions, top to bottom.
If you want to read more about Hoshino, and there IS more, a LOT more, start with heroic lawyer Sarah Beth Burwick, who broke the story: https://sarahburwick.substack.com/p/who-is-risa-hoshino.
And to Sarah Beth, if you read this: I noted that your public records request went unanswered, for some reason. Let’s sue the New York Department of Public Health to get the records! Think about what a great complaint we could draft. I’m in if you want help. Call my office. I’m not kidding. Let’s hoist them on their own hypodermic.
🔥 I’m thinking of writing a major op-ed piece for a national publication. The topic is: what should the public health establishment do to start rebuilding public trust? For some reason I’m having trouble coming up with ideas. If you’d like to help, post your suggestions in the comments.
“A good name is to be more desired than great wealth[.]” Proverbs 22:1a.
💉 As the FDA races to approve the jabs for younger and younger kids, Business Insider ran an unintentionally revealing article last week headlined, “The 7 Countries Where Kids Under 5 Years Old Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines, and How the Roll-Outs Are Shaping Up.”
Business Insider’s article is a happy puff piece implying that the FDA is following a trend of some kind, a worldwide movement to vaccinate very young children, and since it’s working in all these other countries, it should be safe for our young kids too. It walks through the seven other countries where jabs are approved for kids under 5: China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, and Venezuela.
Well, first of all, that’s not exactly an impressive list. I’m not saying those countries are all Trumpian third world you-know-what-holes, but come on. We’re supposed to copy Cuba and Venezuela? For real?
But it’s the second point that’s a killer. NONE OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES ARE USING MRNA INJECTIONS. According to BI’s article, China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Argentina and Chile are using China’s Sinovac vaccine. Cuba and Venezuela are giving a home-brewed vaccine called Soberana. Sinovac and Soberana are traditional attenuated-virus vaccines like the measles and smallpox vaccines.
In other words, no other country in the world except for the US has approved mRNA jabs for young kids. Given the high rates of cardiac adverse events, it’s not hard to guess why. Even our own vaccine committee failed to recommend the mRNA shots for young kids. But we’re doing it anyway. Because science! Shut up!
Since the communist-world attenuated-virus vaccines count as being “fully vaccinated,” it seems it’s mostly the Western countries that are going to be all loaded up with genetic spike protein-making mutations based on the original Chinese spike formula. Weird.
📉 I reported yesterday about Biden’s disastrous management of the economy resulting in an appalling drop in U.S. GDP growth, which fell from +6.9 percent last quarter to negative -1.4 percent this quarter. Biden and his minions have repeatedly claimed that the poor economy is a sacrifice that we must all collectively make in order to teach that rascal Putin a lesson he won’t forget and free the heroic Ukrainian resistance fighters.
For example, oil sanctions against Russia have ballooned US oil prices, driving price hikes for virtually every other product, too. Following directly from his policy decisions, Biden euphemistically calls the massive inflation “Putin’s price hike.”
But guess what? Russia’s financial report is out now. While ours dropped a massive combined -8.3%, the report shows Russia’s economy grew at almost +3.7% last quarter.
Great job Joe! This hardly needs saying, but I don’t think Joe Biden needs to be playing economic chess with Vladimir Putin. For obvious reasons. Painfully obvious reasons. If we want to help Ukraine, maybe we should stop destroying our own economy by building up Russia’s.
“The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.” Psalms 9:15.
🔥 Yesterday I attended a DeSantis press briefing in Williston, Florida, where the Governor announced Florida’s historic giant budget surplus along with his brilliant new initiative to fund Florida’s rural communities. One county was noticeably absent from the long list of counties and cities in the area receiving grants: my lunatic county, Alachua, which maniacally declared political war on its own state government in March, 2020.
The moral of the story seems to be: insurrectionists don’t get grants. Smooth move, Alachua County.
The Governor also announced that he is ready and plans to sign a bill authorizing Constitutional carry in Florida, as soon as it is presented to him. Over 25 states now have Constitutional carry laws, another unnoticed side-effect and hidden blessing of the pandemic.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather! I’ll see you guys on Monday and we’ll kick off the week together with more Coffee & Covid.
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