Daily Archives: March 2, 2021

Canada Sucks

Last December, the region of Peel, in Ontario, Canada, issued a directive commanding that minors who are exposed to COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days. The directive applied to children as young as three, who were expected to stay in a separate bedroom, eat in a separate room apart from others, and use a separate bathroom. There was a $5,000 fine for non-compliance.

Dr. Susan Richardson, a microbiologist and infectious disease physician, said the directive was not only “cruel punishment” that could “produce significant and long-lasting emotional and psychological effects”, but also not supported by the science.

An asymptomatic child in a classroom with one child testing positive is at very low risk for acquiring infection. Most importantly, we are losing sight of the fact that if he/she should contract COVID while quarantining at home, they and their siblings are at an extremely low risk of suffering severe disease as a consequence.

Dr. Martha Fulford, an infectious diseases physician at Hamilton Health Science who focuses on pediatrics called the directives “shocking.”

I don’t understand how any health-care professional has moved so far away from the fundamentals of public health and of doing no harm that they would think that basically incarcerating a child in a room for 14 days is in any way justified,” she said.

Unsurprisingly, Peel area parents were outraged. The blow back forced the Region of Peel to tweeted this morning, however, that it had made a “mistake” in the flyer and was “sorry.” They supposedly didn’t mean the child had to totally self-isolate. It was just a mistake they made on the flyer. The website states that a “caregiver may need to isolate with the child if they require support with daily living, such as bathing, feeding, and clothing. If you’re caring for a child, it’s important to follow precautions to protect yourself and others in the home.”

These directives, which apparently are still in place, cuz it was only the FLYER that had a “mistake”, fail to take into account statistical research that shows that children, teens, and young adults “do not have a high-risk for significant negative medical outcomes, including fatality” from COVID-19 infection. Never mind the fascist jackbootiness of a $5,000 fine.

Parents were underwhelmed by the “apology” and “correction”: “You mean to tell me we are to believe that if we didn’t catch you doing this crap & retweeted it constantly you wouldn’t have noticed it? Please …you just got caught. Zero credibility & we are now done with your ‘recommendations.’” [Twitter]

I hope none of them get caught doing something as outrageous as taking their kids outdoors during their 14-day quarantine. (Never mind that most everyone catches it during prolonged exposure indoors, or that the sun and exercise are great immune boosters.) Some Canadian bureau-butt-head fine a family many thousands of dollars for showing up at the border two hours after their COVID-19 tests expired … because they’d had car trouble. When they beefed, they were told the government had decided to make an example of them.


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Bits & Bytes

FYI: Please note that the prayer does not include members of our newest corps – Space Force – who are known as Guardians. This name was chosen after the Space Force crowdsourced suggestions. Among these that didn’t make the cut were: Wookies. Homo Spaciens, The Anti-Gravity Gang, Rocketmen, Floaty Bois, Starmen, Rangers, Gladiators, Cadets, Trekkies, Luminaires, STARgeants and “Nothing, because you wouldn’t hear it in space anyway.”

CARBON EMISSIONS: The Paris Climate Accord is a joke. Trump pulled us out of it and we reduced our emissions more than any other developed country in the world. Meanwhile, 89% of the increase in greenhouse gases came from two countries who had signed the agreement – China, which alone accounted for 69% of the increase, and India.

ELITISM: Matt Meyer, president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, has fought to keep Berkeley schools for as long as possible because of the alleged COVID dangers of in-person learning. His two-year-old daughter attends an in-person preschool.

EUGENICS: [2:41] – In California, more than 1,000 female prisoners have been sterilized without their consent. Most of them are Black. The excuse given? It’s cheaper than welfare.

IMMIGRATION: FAUXTUS got a lot of flack over his new “not cages for kids”, so Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has instructed ICE to “purchase airplane tickets and cover other transportation costs for minors whose relatives are already living in the United States.” (And never you mind if those relatives are themselves illegal, you racist.)

LESS WHITE: After Coca-Cola got blasted for requiring employees to complete a racial sensitivity seminar that encouraged its participants to “be less white” and “less oppressive”, LinkedIn announced it will no longer host the seminar.

MAGA: Democrats still haven’t figured out that the best way to oppose Trump is to abandon their extremism. A big part of the Trump’s popularity is the insanity on the Left. – Catholic Vote

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: The note speaks for itself.

RELIGION: Churches that pander to this mentality have empty pews. What’s the point of getting up early on the weekend to sit on a hard pew, say nonsense words, and then drink bad coffee and stale donuts, when you can celebrate yourself by sleeping late, then enjoying the Sunday Times, excellent coffee, and fresh pastry from the comfort of your soft couch?

SCIENCE: Democrats constantly say they follow the science, while Republicans are a bunch of flat earthers. FAUXTUS’ transgender Assistant Secretary for Health is the perfect example of why that is a Big Fat Lie.

Richard “Rachel” Levine was graduated from Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

  • 1988 – 1993: Pediatrics fellowship, New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • 1993 – 2015: On staff at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Created the facility’s adolescent medicine division and eating disorders clinic.
  • ? – 2021: Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine.
  • 2011: “Transitioned” to identifying female and changed name to Rachel.
  • 2013: Divorced wife. They have two children.
  • 2015 – 2017 : Pennsylvania Physician General.
  • 2017 – 2021: Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • 2020: While managing Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response, Levine was heavily criticized for requiring nursing homes in Pennsylvania to readmit residents testing positive for COVID-19 after they were declared healthy enough to leave the hospital. She simultaneously removed her mother from a facility that came under her edict and put her into one that did not. She claimed her mother made the decision.
  • 2020: Appointed president of ASTHO (Assoc. of State and Territorial Health Officials)
  • 2021: Nominated to the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and confirmed by the Senate, despite sharp criticism from fellow physician, Sen. Rand Paul, for promoting puberty blockers and surgical genital mutilation for adolescents. Not only do these chemicals and surgeries cause permanent damage, but also research shows that the majority of adolescents with gender issues outgrow them.

So this specialist in adolescent medicine – who apparently has no trouble identifying an eating disorder as something that needs to be fixed, not pandered to – has fully embraced the scientifically absurd position that some people are born (reincarnated) into the “wrong gender body.” That is not science. It’s religion.

GRAMMY NOTES: Apparently, spring is still a thing … at least in Buzz Land. We got more snow this week-end.

CLICK https://www.facebook.com/SECNetwork/videos/498643624461679 [:44] to watch a Perfect Ten routine on the bars. Gorgeous!


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