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RAPID RESPONSE...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will offer fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or military campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active. That's all I promise.
GS

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WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, January 12 and 13, 2022

 RR#1

Mayo docs debunk COVID myths

RR#2

COVID-19 TESTING.

"IT IS A RIDDLE WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY INSIDE AN ENIGMA".

This statement, expressed by Winston Churchill in 1939 regarding the intentions of Russia, also describe 

the role and timing and selection of available testing for the Pandemic infections.

Now comes a small study, by evidently reputable investigators and carefully performed, comparing the rapid test and the PCR test. It has yet to be peer-reviewed. But given the confusion embracing the public on this vital matter, it bears attention. 

See: "Study Raises Doubts About Rapid Covid Tests' Reliability In Early Days After Infection" (reported by matthew.herper@statnews.com @mattherherper, January 5, 2020). 

I have no personal knowledge or expertise in this subject of choice and timing of tests. But here are the results reported.

SO: WHAT TO DO? THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO...NOT ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION!

1) USE PERSONAL COMMON SENSE REGARDING THE LIKELIHOOD OF EXPOSURE DESPITE CAUTION.

2) USE CLINICAL JUDGMENT (yours and that of your physician) regarding any symptoms - very variable.

3) If you decide to test: a) do a rapid nasal test and a PCR initially; b) if the rapid nasal test is Positive, you have Infection;

c) if the rapid nasal test is negative initially, repeat that test if the PCR returns Positive, although not necessary if the PCR is negative.

4) EXPECT CHANGES IN ALL OF THIS AS MORE FACTUAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. 

That's just the way it is. But again: Protect yourself. You do Not want to get this infection! 

And GET VACCINATED.

GS

TUESDAY, January 11, 2022

RR#1

AS I WAS SAYING..."

GS

Breakthrough COVID cases overwhelmingly mild for vaccinated people: Study

RR#2

I AM A REGULAR READER OF CHRIS POWELL'S ARTICLES AS POSTED IN THE DAY

But check out the column that appears in the January 11, 2022 edition entitled, "Vaccine definition was changed". What happened?

As might be expressed by one of our robo-call "friends": WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TELLING ME?

"Don't get the vaccine?"

"Too many side-effects?"

"Pharmaceutical Industry too influential?"

We need to treat the World even before treating our citizens?

This is an unusual opinion piece for Mr. Powell - and it is not helpful for people trying to make personal decisions.

Remember: all of Life requires Risk to Benefit analyses. 

Here the current information and the scientific Facts are clearly in favor of Getting Vaccinated!

You Don't Want This Disease and its ability to throw your Immune System into harmful overdrive. 

GS

MONDAY, January 10, 2022

RR#1

UNBELIEVABLE.

 But you gotta believe...and remember in November, 2022 and 2024. 

 GS

The War Against Whites Has Eradicated Meritocracy And Elevated Mediocrity

RR#2

WOW!

The New York Times has not changed, as I thought. 

GS


Can you trust the NY Times?

SUNDAY, January 9, 2022

RR#1

OF COURSE IT IS, AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING AND WRITING FOR DECADES. 

See: Is Nuclear Power Part Of The Climate Solution?, by Gernot Wagner (in WSJ January 8-9, 2022, Review, pC1).

Yes: Climate Change / Global Warming is here again for a while, as it has been in past eons.

Yes: The Industrial Age and the massive increase in Humanity populating this Earth is contributing to Global Warming.

Yes: The only variables we have to modify its effects are our ingenuity and our willingness to modify our life-style.

Yes: Our willingness to modify our life-style is directly controlled by the Costs of those changes to our current life-style!

And Yes: Those massive costs - and the unequal impact of those costs on different populations - will determine our Actions!

Considering the ever-present Risk / Benefit Analysis that accompanies All of our Human Actions, Nuclear Power ( Fission now, Fusion soon) is the Most Cost-Effective of our Choices!  

If only banal politics and self-service would get out of the way. Given the increase in disasters developing, people are ready.

GS

RR#2


IF WE EVER NEEDED JOE FRIDAY, IT 'S  NOW: "JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM. JUST THE FACTS".

Misguided - and infected - by a mountain of mis-information and just plain lies, too many people who should know better (in addition to members of our Stupid younger generations) are succumbing unnecessarily to a DISEASE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET!!


Here are some more FACTS.

GS

Which Fully Vaccinated Adults Are Most at Risk of Severe COVID?

SATURDAY, January 8, 2022

TODAY'S OFFERING IS BOTH INSTRUCTIVE ON HOW SCIENCE WORKS AND A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR SCIENTISTS AND THEIR SPOKESPERSONS.

Science Works! See the fascinating article entitled: "The Vast Promise Of mRNA Technology", by Allysia Finley (in WSJ Dec. 4-5. 2021, Opinion, pA11).  

This is how and why we have had COVID-19 vaccines in record time to protect us. That is IF THEY ARE TAKEN, DUMMIES!

And then there are the "political scientists", those with the moist finger in the wind. They stimulate confusion, not antibodies.

Unfortunately, some of the confusion has been packaged and marketed by some misguided Republicans. Big Mistake

Those positions are Wrong and Unfounded, Irresponsible and also Losers in the coming Elections. WAKE UP!.

GS

FRIDAY, January 7, 2022

RR#1

DO PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO BECOME "POLITICIANS" HAVE AND RETAIN ANY BED-ROCK PRINCIPLES?
It appears not, at least at this critical time in our national history.
Of course, there have been other critical times. But, with the exception of the Civil War, they were external threats.
Not this time.
Back to our typing exercise:
"NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY"
 
GS

Biden Wants to, in His Words, ‘Eviscerate the Senate’

RR#2

"MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH",
the State of this asterisk *presidency.

GS
 

The New York Times Is Apparently Getting Sick Of Biden

RR#3

THIS SEEMS LIKE THE SECOND COMING OF GOVERNOR CUOMO.
Think, Man, Think!

GS

Nursing Homes Ordered to Take COVID-Positive Patients

TUESDAY through THURSDAY, January 4 through 6, 2022

RR#1

FYI:  A LOT OF GOOD AND TIMELY INFORMATION.

Get fully vaccinated, mask up with effective masks (N-95 or surgical), avoid crowds...and USE COMMON SENSE.
That's much more important than unnecessary "rapid testing".

GS
 
January 5, 2022
 
Distribution: All Yale New Haven Health System Employees
and Medical Staff
 
Message from the Chief Clinical Officer
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
This fourth surge triggered by the omicron variant of COVID-19 is creating immense stress on our communities, our healthcare workers, and our institutions. The fundamental issue is that the explosive spread is resulting in significant hospitalizations that will likely exceed our previous peak in March 2020, at a time when our healthcare workforce is also being stressed due to community COVID-19 infections. Based upon international reports with omicron, I am hopeful that our eventual peak will come quickly, and be accompanied by a rapid drop-off. We are currently finding that of our COVID-19 admissions, between 70-80% are unvaccinated, and of the 20-30% of admitted patients who are vaccinated, 80% did not receive a vaccine booster. This is clear and local data emphasizing that vaccination and boosters are hugely effective in preventing the worst consequences of COVID-19.
 
Key updates:
•        Our Emergency Department teams are experiencing immense patient volumes, and are exhibiting immense creativity in sending as many patients as humanly possible home with follow-up to ensure that inpatient beds are being used optimally.
 
•        It is critical to communicate that our EDs and Urgent Cares should not be used to obtain COVID-19 testing – symptomatic patients should be directed to use home tests or community PCR testing to minimize unnecessary patients coming to our EDs.
 
•        Our surgical and procedural leaders are carefully reviewing all scheduled procedures through a clinical lens to ensure that our teams across the system are not overloaded. Ensuring access to time-sensitive scheduled care is essential to our ability to ensure we serve our communities’ health needs.
 
•        Our ambulatory enterprise is shifting once again to prioritize the use of telehealth to minimize the risk of exposure and viral spread. These areas are critical to caring for patients with COVID-19 in the community setting and reducing unnecessary visits to our Emergency Departments and subsequent hospitalizations.
 
•        Our Human Resources team, in close discussion with our operational leaders, have developed innovative ways to address our ongoing staffing needs, which will be communicated through operational channels over the next 24 hours.
 
•        Our COVID-19 testing enterprise has modified its testing rubric to ensure adequate availability of COVID-19 PCR tests for symptomatic healthcare workers. Healthcare worker testing can be accessed at https://ocucovidtesting.ynhhs.org. The most recent guidance regarding healthcare worker testing and return to work is available here.
 
•        It is very clear that COVID-19 vaccine boosters have a substantial impact on reducing COVID-19 infections, severity of illness, hospitalization, and death. At present, our Occupational Health department estimates that roughly 40 percent of our healthcare workers have received a vaccine booster. Those who have not been boosted should do so as soon as possible. For YNHHS employees, healthcare worker booster appointments can be accessed within Infor. For members of the Medical Staff who are not employed by the System, the vaccination clinics can be accessed at https://vaccinepartner.ynhh.org.
 
•        Those who received a vaccine booster outside the Health System can send in proof of booster dose administration to vaccineinfo@ynhh.org.
 
•        In addition the availability of sotrivimab, (the monoclonal antibody therapy that is effective against the omicron variant) and paxlovid (the very effective oral COVID-19 antiviral drug), our Care Signature group and pharmacy teams have added a pathway to support the ordering of molnupiravir, another oral antiviral COVID-19 drug. A detailed memo is available here, with Tips and Tricks available here. The pathway for adult ordering is available here. The pathway for pediatric ordering is available here.
 
 
I know this latest surge is taking an enormous toll on you all and our communities. We will do all we can to help support the front lines as we navigate what will hopefully be a short, and final surge in this immensely long and painful pandemic.
 
With respect,
 
Thomas J. Balcezak, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Yale New Haven Health

RR#2

THIS IS THE TRUTH.

Remember it in November.


GS


Trump Responds to Biden Jan. 6 Criticism

MONDAY, January 3, 2022

INTERESTING.

The January 6 Committee hearing and work sound more and more like the "Russia Collusion" fairytale. 

As we say in the practice of Medicine: "PIS AND PUS MUST COME OUT".

GS

Navarro's Evidence To Prove Trump Is Innocent

SUNDAY, January 2, 2022

RR#1

JANUARY 2, 2022. BUT THESE ARE NOT NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. 

Those of you who are regular visitors to this RR site will recognize the following as mainstays of my "Weltanshauung",

my view of the World, views shared and echoed by many other observers, some of whom I often offer in support. 

They need to be repeated and repeated...for these are the areas of concern where we all Live - or Not.

So, Here Goes, again...

AMERICA AND THE WORLD. Vis a Vis China and Russia and Fundamentalist Islam...WE ARE FAILING.

EQUALITY VS. "EQUITY". Equality...YES, by all means. "Equity"...will never happen. Communism tried it, and failed. 

FAIR ELECTIONS: WHAT A CONCEPT!

2021: A TERRIBLE YEAR, thanks to the bumbling and stumbling of our asterisk president and his Democratic snake pit. 

2022: HOPEFUL, if only we all Pay Attention, Participate and VOTE IN NOVEMBER.

Once again, the advice of St. Augustine come to mind:

"PRAY AS IF IT ALL DEPENDS ON GOD.

WORK AS IF IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU."

GS


RR#2

Let It Snow! (PDF)

SATURDAY, January 1, 2022

RR#1

HERE'S A NEW YEAR'S DAY GIFT TO ALL OF US...FROM A GREAT GIRL. 

"You Go, Girl". 

Heaven will never be the same.

GS

Betty White, legendary actress and America's favorite senior citizen, dies at 99

RR#2

2021 IN REVIEW:    GOOD RIDDANCE!

Now Concentrate on November, 2022. 

GS

Trump's 2022 Memo Is A Dire Warning For What Is To Come

RR#3

WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE ANN COULTER, THESE ARE FACTS!

And if you have college age children, think long and hard about exposing them and your bank account to these CRETINS!

GS

Fellow Conservative,
College campuses have gone absolutely insane.
A student group asked me to speak about our nation’s immigration laws at the University of California at Berkeley, the so-called “birthplace of the free speech movement.”
As you may have heard, my speech was abruptly canceled because leftist thugs decided to riot and the administration wouldn’t stick up for free speech.
Unfortunately, I’m not the only one to suffer threats and intimidation on campus. Far from it.

As I point out in Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind, ever since Donald Trump’s arrival in politics, liberals have lost their minds. But there’s no padded room to keep them contained! Instead, these violent, masked lunatics have taken over college campuses, where young Americans are turned into automaton leftists just like themselves.
Young conservatives on college campuses across our nation are losing their right to free speech – and even the right to walk down the street without getting sucker punched – because of how intolerant the liberals have become.

But lest you think I’ve given up hope, faithful conservative, there’s a group I trust that fights back against this onslaught and exposes leftist bias, abuse, and indoctrination on college campuses for all the world to see: Campus Reform.
Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is the single most powerful force for campus free speech in America today. By sticking up for conservative students and giving them the tools necessary to defend themselves and their principles, Campus Reform provides an absolutely essential public service.
Bottom line – Campus Reform uncovers the liberal schemes that the mainstream media wants to keep hidden... and they shut down the liberals’ indoctrination on campus after campus.

And to sweeten the pot – when you give $100 or more to LI’s Campus Reform, I’ll rush you a copy of my book, Resistance is Futile. Saving young conservatives AND getting a free book? What a deal!

Campus police at the College of DuPage in Illinois told conservative students they’d “lock them up” for handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution. Yes, that dangerous document that the created the greatest country ever known to man.

A teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln harassed the student president of a conservative group for recruiting students. With a gesture from her middle finger, she shrieked profanities at the conservative student and called her a “neo-fascist” and “Nazi.” Charming.

At Purdue University in Indiana, a staffer called conservatives “vile, racist idiots” and threatened to rape pro-life students. (And you wonder why liberals prefer violence to debate.)
In all three cases, LI’s Campus Reform exposed the truth. Armed with investigative reports from their student correspondents on campus, Campus Reform got word out to their nationwide audience of concerned conservatives. And they brought it to news outlets like Fox News, Newsmax, the Blaze, and numerous talk radio shows.
Ultimately, Campus Reform’s exposure of the truth got results. In these cases and many others, Campus Reform’s quick and powerful action forced universities to change their anti-conservative policies, discipline leftist student groups, and suspend or fire radical professors.
I believe an angel gets its wings every time a leftist professor is fired for their outrageous and unapologetic abuses against conservatives.
But Campus Reform’s fight to make the left see the light and feel the heat won’t be won overnight.
To fight the forces of the intolerant left, stand up for free speech, and protect conservative students who want to simply share their beliefs without getting a black eye, Campus Reform is counting on your help.

Friend, let’s make ‘em pay.
Please help Campus Reform right away so they can empower conservative students and strike back at the lunatic liberals.

Thank you.

In liberty,

Ann Coulter

P.S. Remember, when you give $100 or more to LI’s Campus Reform, I’ll rush you a copy of my book, Resistance is Futile.
It’s just one more way I can thank you for joining this crucial cause. Because if we lose the kids, we lose this country.



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