This story from last year:

One doctor’s campaign to stop a covid-19 vaccine being rushed through before Election Day
How heart doctor Eric Topol used his social-media account to kill off Trump’s October surprise.

After being released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 5, US President Donald Trump praised the doctors who treated him for covid-19 and promised that the public would soon have a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus. “We have the best medicines in the world, and very shortly they are all getting approved, and the vaccines are coming momentarily,” he said in a video statement shared with millions of Twitter followers.

Across the country, in California, a doctor named Eric Topol was responding in real time on social media. He questioned the president’s health, his doctors’ actions, and even his mental status.

By that point Topol, a heart expert and researcher with a huge Twitter following of his own, was already weeks into a personal campaign to make sure the administration could not rush a covid-19 vaccine through regulatory authorization before Election Day on November 3.

An editorial in the New York Times had raised the possibility of an “October surprise” vaccine back in June, and warned that a vaccine approval could turn into a “campaign stunt.” Topol, who works at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and is one of the country’s most prominent doctors, aimed to prevent Trump from greenlighting a vaccine before scientists could prove it to be safe and effective. To Topol, developing an effective vaccine against covid-19 is “the biggest event in our generation” and one that should be evaluated on the basis of scientific data, not political implications.

In a nutshell, an anti-Trump doctor abused his position to keep Trump from having a big victory before the election that could play in his favor.  A delay meant Trump was more likely to lose.

So our bureaucratic system did everything possible to manipulate the vaccine release after the outcome of the election.

Fast forward a year:

The Biden Administration Rejected an October Proposal for “Free Rapid Tests for the Holidays”
With omicron cases spreading like wildfire, the White House is finally taking steps to make free antigen tests available to all. But this fall, Vanity Fair has learned, it dismissed a bold plan to ramp up rapid testing ahead of the holidays. Frustrated experts explain how confusion, distrust, and a single-minded fixation on vaccinating Americans left testing on the back burner for so long.

October 22, a group of COVID-19 testing experts joined a Zoom call with officials from the Biden administration and presented a strategy for overhauling America’s approach to testing.

The 10-page plan, which Vanity Fair has obtained, would enable the U.S. to finally do what many other countries had already done: Put rapid at-home COVID-19 testing into the hands of average citizens, allowing them to screen themselves in real time and thereby help reduce transmission. The plan called for an estimated 732 million tests per month, a number that would require a major ramp-up of manufacturing capacity. It also recommended, right on the first page, a nationwide “Testing Surge to Prevent Holiday COVID Surge.”

The antigen tests at the center of the plan can detect the virus when patients are at their most contagious. Though less sensitive than polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory tests, which can detect the virus’s genetic material at any stage of infection, antigen tests provide a quick snapshot in time for those seeking assurance that they are safe to travel or won’t accidentally infect vulnerable relatives.

The fury with which public-health experts greeted Psaki’s comments reflected their longstanding frustration with an administration that, in their view, has put almost all its focus on vaccinating the American public, at the expense of other critical aspects of the response, from getting shots into arms overseas to making high-quality masks widely available. The rapid-test push, in particular, seems to have bumped up against the peculiar challenges of fighting COVID-19 in the 21st-century United States. Difficulties include a regulatory gauntlet intent on vetting devices for exquisite sensitivity, rather than public-health utility; a medical fiefdom in which doctors tend to view patient test results as theirs alone to convey; and a policy suspicion, however inchoate, that too many rapid tests might somehow signal to wary Americans that they could test their way through the pandemic and skip vaccinations altogether. “It’s undeniable that [the administration] took a vaccine-only approach,” said Dr. Michael Mina, a vocal advocate for rapid testing who attended the October White House meeting. The U.S. government “didn’t support the notion of testing as a proper mitigation tool.”

Again, in a nutshell, the government was considered mass at home testing that would have made it possible for people who wanted to travel or visit family for the holidays to determine of they had COVID.  But they decided that people choosing to test themselves would get in the way of the “get vaccinated or you can’t travel” policy of the Administration, so the testing was scuttled on favor of vaccination.

In both cases the motivation wasn’t the health or well-being of the American people but the political outcome.

Sine the end of the first 15 days to slow the spread, everything done has been done based upon the political calculus.  How to use COVID to achieve partisan goals.

Our system is utterly broken and it is critical that the normies wake up to the fact that our government did nothing motivated by saving lives and everything motivated by winning elections and accumulating power.

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10 thoughts on “Everything the government has done about COVID has been a manipulation”
  1. MILLIONS OF NEW CHINAFLU CASES PER DAY!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!
    No, new test results per day, approximately half false positive, 90% asymptomatic (not sick). All the insanity is to push DNA injections on the world. What is in that shit? Maybe the zombie apocalypse isn’t a made up scenario after all

  2. There are multiple aspects to this story.

    1) Anybody who had minimal understanding and knowledge of epidemiology and payed attention knew in March 2002 or should have known that the government response to Covid went against all canons and prior knowledge.

    2) Anybody who had contact/worked/interacted with alphabet health agencies knew that they were at the minimum incompetent bureaucrats.

    3) Anybody who minimally understood Covid PCR tests knew they were crap

    4) Anybody with minimal knowledge of Covid viruses in general and understanding what Spike alone in particular does to the body knew even before the first member of the public got the shot (or before even clinical trials, to be honest) that the Covid injections at the very least would be leaky and have at the very least severe cardio vascular adverse reactions.

    But somehow all that was disregarded and the country (and the world) proceeded to comply and obey.

    What I personally did not know and did not expect was the tyrannical politicization of the Covid response and total disregard of the Do not harm principle by the scientific and medical community. The Lisenkovisation of science and medicine. The Gulagization of the dissent. And the mortifying obliviousness and compliance of the general public.

  3. One way to recognize the evil in the bureaucracy is to look at the timeline for the original vaccine approvals. In each case, the final paperwork was submitted on day x asking for emergency approval. (Presumably, most of the material in the application was available sooner than that, details not clear to the public.) Then the meeting of “experts” to decide whether to approve that application happened a MONTH, give or take a few days, later. Given the daily death rate at the time, that translates into tens of thousands of Americans killed by the lackadaisical attitude of the “medical” bureaucrats, who value their comforts and sinecures far more than the lives of ordinary Americans, certainly they don’t care enough to spend a bit of extra hours working through the paperwork to approve in a day or two.
    What Trump should have done is approved the vaccines by executive order, effective the evening of the day the paperwork was filed.

  4. They’re worried that the sick will overload the hospitals.

    Our news reported that in Manhattan, one in 60 people are testing positive for Omicron. I somehow doubt the NYC hospitals are equipped — let alone staffed — to take 1/60 of Manhattan. And yet, I’ve seen no reports that the hospitals are taking in any more patients than usual.

    Why, it’s almost like the “Highly-Transmissable Omicron variant”* is more contagious but less deadly than the prior variants, or something! Y’know, just like every epidemiologist outside of the CDC predicted would happen as time passes!

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    * – I swear, by the reporting you’d think that “Highly-Transmissable Omicron” was a letter in the Greek alphabet — “Highly-Contagious Omicron” is the Spanish translation — since they never mention Omicron without adding one or the other.

  5. Huh. I wonder if, in the midst of a nursing shortage, firing around 1% of your personnel is so bright?

    I wonder how the occupational distribution of that 1% skews?

    If I could afford to retire (just 7 years away! So, so close!) I would have told my employer to fold the “vaccination” until it was all corners & piints, and then employ it as a rectal suppository.

    Wonder how many of my peers feel similarly, but said “FUVM”, and rage quit/dared their employer to fire them?

    1. I thought it was a whole lot more than 1% that got fired. Or maybe that was in MA?
      Politicians make a big deal about testing. I can see why: the purpose of testing is to drive up the COVID numbers. There’s a reason why they don’t like to talk about the (low) hospitalization rates, or death rates for that matter. Those numbers don’t support their continued push for dictatorial powers.

  6. Recent news from Germany:
    The local authorities (of the counties and states) just admitted that they count every positive patient as a “Covid patient” even if he’s in the hospital for a broken leg. It seems like over half of all “covid patients” are not covid patients.

    So this is exactly what these “deniers” said for months, that the numbers are not trustworthy and fudged.

    Now we got proof.

    But nothing will happen as it goes against NPC programming.

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