“This would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety actually made people worse.”
Cornell University reported 903 cases of Covid-19 among students between December 7-13, and a “very high percentage” of them are Omicron variant cases in fully vaccinated individuals, according to university officials.
The school’s Covid-19 dashboard was updated late Tuesday afternoon, accounting for the jump in case numbers reported.”Virtually every case of the Omicron variant to date has been found in fully vaccinated students, a portion of whom had also received a booster shot,” said Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina in a statement.
As of result, the school has decided to shut down its Ithaca, New York, campus, where it has about 25,600 students.
“While I want to provide reassurance that, to date, we have not seen severe illness in any of our infected students, we do have a role to play in reducing the spread of the disease in the broader community,” Pollack said.
Ninety-seven percent of people on campus are fully vaccinated, the university says on its website.
Those vaccines are really great, aren’t they?!
As U.S. hospitals continue to grapple with a surge of COVID-19 patients and ongoing staffing shortages, the vaccine mandate debate is heating up once again.
Now, some of the largest U.S. hospital systems have dropped their vaccine mandate for employees.
Tenet Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic are among the companies dropping the mandates, according to information reported by The Wall Street Journal.Caption: Some of the largest U.S. hospital systems have dropped their vaccine mandate for employees, reports Lexi Nahl. (WPEC)
This comes as several hospitals deal with ongoing labor shortages due to burnout and increasing labor costs.
Cleveland Clinic and AdventHealth have also abandoned their vax mandates.
I hear that healthcare systems with a staffing crisis bring in “traveling nurses” to help fill the gap at a salary three times greater than the “healthcare heroes” that that have been there since the beginning. How would that make you feel if you were that loyal nurse who has been there for the long haul, but no change in salary and forced to take the vax?
Some hospitals will pay a “finder’s fee” of $2,000 or more if you refer a frontline healthcare worker that they hire.
From Steve Kirsch:
This comes as no surprise to those of us who have been paying attention.
Next time you talk to your county health official, ask them why. The officials will then explain that they just follow orders. They don’t make public policy.
They are simply never going to figure this stuff out that their interventions are making things worse. It’s too embarrassing to admit. So they don’t talk about it and hope you don’t notice.
Supermarket chain Kroger announced Tuesday it will eliminate paid emergency leave for unvaccinated employees who contract COVID-19 in addition to requiring some of them to pay a monthly $50 health insurance surcharge starting in 2022, according to a company memo.
The country’s largest supermarket chain, which employs roughly 465,000 workers….
From World Tribune:
In a stunning admission, virologist Dr. Andrew Hill acknowledged in a zoom call that publication of his study could lead to the deaths of at least a half million people.
In defending his reversal on the effectiveness of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19, he discussed his “difficult situation” and said, “I’ve got this role where I’m supposed to produce this paper and we’re in a very difficult, delicate balance.”
Andrew Hill, PhD, is a senior visiting Research Fellow in Pharmacology at Liverpool University. He is also an advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. As a researcher for the WHO evaluating ivermectin, Hill wielded enormous influence over international guidance for the drug’s use.
Hill had previously authored a analysis of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 that found the drug overwhelmingly effective.
On Jan. 6 of 2021, Hill testified enthusiastically before the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidlelines (sic) Panel in support of ivermectin’s use. Within a month, however, Hill found himself in what he describes as a “tricky situation.” Under pressure from his funding sponsors, Hill then published an unfavorable study. Ironically, he used the same sources as in the original study. Only the conclusions had changed.
Steve Parker, M.D.