another occasion when government told people something was quite safe — and it wasn’t

The Maralinga nuclear bomb tests in South Australia of the 1950s were sold to the public with officials assuring people, demonstrating with Geiger counters, that there would be very little radiation fallout and winds would disperse it well into uninhabited territory anyway. Did it work out that way? Um, no.

‘vaccine’ mandates are going well in Democrat-controlled California, no?

from nomaskers.org

Governor Gavin Newsom

California is now telling Covid-positive medical workers to stay on the job after firing all unvaxxed healthcare workers in October.

Governor Gavin Newsom required all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated by September 30.

Thousands of healthcare workers who worked during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and most of 2021 were fired or suspended for refusing to get jabbed.

Several hospitals in California are now overwhelmed due to staffing shortages so the “experts” are now saying Covid-positive medical workers should stay on the job if they are asymptomatic.

To be clear, unvaxxed medical workers with natural immunity cannot work, but vaxxed, Covid-positive healthcare employees can show up to work, because of ‘science’.

Yahoo News reported:

State officials are attempting to address California’s staffing shortage through a sweeping policy change that allows asymptomatic healthcare workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to return to work immediately. The policy, set to remain in place through Feb. 1, is designed to keep many healthcare workers on the job at a time when hospitals are expecting more patients.

Some experts say California’s stance is an unorthodox yet necessary solution to a difficult problem. Yet many healthcare workers and community members say the policy is not only ill-advised, it’s potentially dangerous.

According to the guidelines, hospitals should exhaust all other options before resorting to the new policy, and workers who have tested positive for the virus should “preferably be assigned to work with COVID-19 positive patients.” The workers must always wear N95 masks.

The announcement was met with outrage by many in the healthcare industry.

The decision is “irresponsible and a huge mistake that will jeopardize everyone’s health,” said Rosanna Mendez, executive director of SEIU 121RN, a union representing workers in Southern California. “This plan is unscientific and dangerous, and, given what we know about the transmissibility of the new variant, we believe it will put healthcare workers and patients at unnecessary risk.”

Oh dear.

Don’t underestimate how badly the Powerful need Control of Online Speech

by Caitlin Johnstone

It seems like almost every day now the mass media are blaring about the need for speech on the Internet to be controlled or restricted in some way. Today they’re running stories about Joe Rogan and Covid ‘misinformation‘; tomorrow it will be something else.

The reasons for the need to control online speech change from day to day, but the demand for that control remains a constant. Some days it’s a need to protect the citizenry from online disinformation campaigns by foreign governments. Sometimes it’s the need to guarantee election security. Sometimes it’s the need to eliminate domestic extremism and conspiracy theories.

The problems change, but the solution is always the same: increased regulation of speech by monopolistic online platforms in steadily increasing coordination with the US government.

It’s actually pretty comical at this point, once you notice it. It’s like if you had an expensive Prada bag that your friend really coveted and she was always making up excuses to try and take it home with her. “Gosh I’m carrying all these small objects and I have nothing to carry them in!” “You’re going on vacation? I’ll look after your Prada bag for you!” “Oh no you slipped and now you’re clinging to a cliff’s edge! Quick! Throw me your Prada bag!” Once you know what they’re actually after, their attempts to obtain it look clownish and silly.

Read the rest

The Jacinda government, of course, is heavily involved with online censorship in partnership with Big Pharma, Big Tech and the American (Democratic Party) establishment. —Eds

covid boosters are over

Insanity is boosting the ‘vaccines’ that don’t work with boosters that don’t work.

From Alex Berenson at alexberenson.substack.com:

Now the World Health Organization has waved the white flag on Covid vaccine boosters too. WHO released a statement about Covid vaccines yesterday. It’s filled with the usual public health jargon and ass-covering, but one line stands out:

a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.

It’s over, people.

Aside from a few unlucky Israelis, no one is going to receive a fourth dose of the original vaccine; everyone with eyes can see it doesn’t work against Omicron. (And if you haven’t gotten a third dose, at this point, why would you? You are getting at most weeks of marginally improved protection for potentially severe side effects.)

Instead the WHO is now promising/demanding vaccines based on whatever the dominant Sars-Cov-2 strain is at the moment.

That promise is as empty as all the others the health bureaucrats and vaccine companies have made.[…]

Boosters are over, by Alex Berenson — STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC