125 People Test Positive For Covid-19 On Just One Flight

Update: looks like it was a testing error.

Seventy eight percent of passengers on a single flight from Italy to India tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival. The Wednesday Boeing 767 charter from Milan Bergamo to Amritsar on EuroAtlantic Airways had 179 passengers on board and 125 tested positive for Covid-19 (78%) after landing.

All passengers flying to India have to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel. And those from at-risk countries, such as India must test again on arrival.

  • It’s possible some of those negative PCR tests weren’t real
  • But they could be 3 days old and the rate at which Omicron is spreading suggests many people not positive 3 days ago may have it today

Take New York City with 40,000 reported positive tests per day. Then assume we’re capturing 1 in 10 cases (given asymptomatic cases, subclinical cases, and home tests without an automatic reporting mechanism). That may be conservative. And then assume five days of infectiousness, so multiply that out and you get an assumed 2 million infectious New Yorkers out of a population of 8.4 million (24% of the population).

This is admittedly back of the envelope. Some places, such as parts of Ireland, may have higher current rates. Still, 78% is incredibly high.

However as a charter flight it’s possible that the groups traveling together may have been together or engaged in similar activities in the days leading up to the trip. One big Indian wedding would do this. So while One Mile at a Time is skeptical of this many positives without fraud or error on the tests, it’s not obvious that this explains the bulk of these travelers.

Omicron spreads at an incredible rate. Fortunately the evidence on boosters is strong against severe disease with Omicron. We threw up barriers to doing variant-specific or multivariant boosters, preferring to continue to vaccinate against the ancestral Wuhan strain, but it’s remarkable how well that holds up as the virus mutates (though allows for significant breakthrough infection). Fortunately Omicron really does seem to be less dangerous and Omicron infection appears to produce cross-immunity to Delta (more so than the other way around). So the rapid spread of this virus may create the wall of immunity that brings the pandemic phase of dealing with Covid-19 to a close.

We may not have a long way to go, but the next couple of months are likely to be a wild ride (shorter in places like New York and London that are ahead in the infection curve).

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  1. @ Gary — Obviously the vast majority of these people acquired fake tests before travel. There is simply no other explanation.

  2. Assuming the tests are accurate we’re getting to the question of “why bother?” If almost everyone is either getting it or could easily get it, then knowing they have it doesn’t really matter in terms of public health. If you’re sick then assume you are infected and stay home. I’m thinking of an older woman I know who has all the symptoms and is isolating until she feels better. She is fully boosted. I asked why she wants a test and her answer was, “Because everybody told me to.” That’s no reason at all.

  3. @drrichard–Totally! If “everyone” has Omicron or will get it (barring those who few who are sequestered away from society in general) then, what IS the point of testing anymore?

    My daughter lives with 3 other roommates (all 3x vaxxed!), one of whom tested positive and has been ill for a week. Guess what? The other 3 roommates are now experiencing symptoms, too. So, we can assume they have it–can’t be verified, as there are NO tests available in Florida.

    It’s getting to the point that we have to say, so what? As ubiquitous as the common cold. We cannot keep shutting down instituitons and industries into the infinite future.

    Agree w/Gary: “So the rapid spread of this virus may create the wall of immunity that brings the pandemic phase of dealing with Covid-19 to a close.”

  4. @KimmieA – so what? Tell that to the front line healthcare workers who’ve been busting their asses for two years now. And there are still millions of people for whom omicron won’t just be a mild case and will still be a drain on our healthcare resources. Such a flippant remark.

  5. There has been little reason to test for covid for the most part unless you are so severely sick you need to go to the hospital or doctor for treatment, you have a compromised immune system, are a medical staff member, or are going to visit someone who is compromised. 3 years ago who would have thought to themselves “Gee I don’t feel very well I should go get tested to find out if I have a cold or the flu”. While some strains of covid have been more serious it seems that, like the flu, we are adjusting as a society.

  6. @ Gary: :All passengers flying to India have to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel. And those from at-risk countries, such as India must test again on arrival.”

    Huh? Are you saying India considers itself high-risk?

    @Manuel: What a truly idiotic comment. Stopping testing will stop people from getting sick and filling up the hospitals? Really? Wow if only we’d known.

  7. The whole thing is fishy. You didn’t mention that it was actually TWO flights over three days on this SAME plane and route that had these numbers. Either the testing in India is messed up or both flights were moving groups of Indian workers who all lived in the same housing.

  8. @Manuel: Hopefully you don’t have a non-covid accident (car crash injury, slip and fall bone break, cut your hand while cooking etc etc) or some other medical issue that requires treatment at the hospital, only to find all beds are taken up by unvaccinated Covid patients and there’s not enough staff because they’re all sick and burnt out, and you can’t be treated. You’ll find out pretty quickly that the pandemic hasn’t gone away.

  9. Personally, I think that it is obvious that this damn virus isn’t going to go away and it’s time that the government(s) get out of the business of trying to help. They need to end tax payer funding of testing. The need to end all mandates. People are not going to cooperated and the virus is going to spread until everyone has been infected. Those that want to play it safe will vaccinate. Those that want to play it safe will wear facial mask that limit exposure. Those that want to play it safe will practice social distancing when necessary. Corporations that want to conduct their business should be free to require whatever measures they deem necessary to continue operating, and employees adhere to those measures or they quit their jobs. It’s that simple. I for one will continue to conduct my life and my travels in a mannor I feel is safe for me. And the rest can just simply go to . . .

  10. So we see the new covid-denialist mantra now — don’t test ? But why stop there — let’s not test for cancer, diabetes, lipids, BP etc. ?

    Some of us live with and/or visit elderly people on a regular basis. Or live with/visit people with some risk factors. Testing if you have symptoms or been exposed is just common sense. It doesn’t mean panicking and rushing to the hospital, it means isolating at home etc. if you’re positive. And if not positive, you don’t have to isolate.

  11. Funny? We never used to test for the flu? How far or how long can they push this crap on us?

  12. If this is a real concern, just mandate testing 4 hours before a flight – at the airport. And have each passenger pay at $25 fee. Yes, it would add to the departure logistics, but most would (like happens on cruise ships) test a day before and cancel before heading to the airport if testing positive.

    What happens to all those that test positive on arrival?

  13. @ Robert — Yep, and they should get out of the business of funding jobs, the stock market and housing. This has been the biggest rip off if hard-working people in history. People need to go back to actually earning their living and paying their own way. If they fail along the way, our system allows for bankruptcy.

  14. For some background, that area of Italy is Parmesan producing area which is almost 100% tended by Sikh community from India. Most likely all of them are from Amritsar and/or surroundings. People visit their homeland and that is the reason that flight exists.

    It’s possible that several members of same household and same neighborhood were on board.
    78% still seems high.

  15. @CA–not a flippant remark at all. And this, comign form an adamant vaxxer and PRO-masker. With the milder Omicron varaint we are reaching a point where Covid-19 is becoming more like the cold and flu. As others have said: do we test for those, over and over again? Do we shut down businesses and schools for weeks at a time?

    How long are ‘we’ going to use drastic controls to continue to protect the unvaxxed and the immunocomprimised–the same people who ‘we’ didn’t give much thought to, pre-Covid-19? Three years ago, did we really give much thought to our children going to school, mingling with other sick students, then bringing home this year’s version of the flu to Grammy or Grampy? Truthfully? No, we did not.

    Of course, the individual situation requires individual protocols. A medical professional in a high contact setting? Of course. An immunocomprimised shopper–like my own mother, 85 and just having had chemo and radiation–even SHE doesn’t believe the employees of an entire business, like WalMart or Ikea, should have to wear facemasks to protect her. She says SHE should be the one wearing an N-95 and/or staying at home. She would have done that pre-Covid, and it is no different now, with Covid.

    My point is that Covid-19 is going to be endemic, and most epidemiologists believe it is going to become more like the common cold or flu. So, at what point do we alllwo life to begin to return to a more so-called normal status?

  16. Some of ya’ll are just not even funny. Why test, you say? How about so have a clear idea of if you have it or not, so you can stay home or not! It may not kill or hospitalize you but you may spread it to someone who will die from it.

    @KimmieA my daughter is an RN at a hospital in Arkansas. They are tired, overworked, and full (again). My sister-in-law died from it, I guess “so what” because it didn’t have any effect on you, right?

  17. Sadly, our medical care infrastructure is just *not* suited for “proper” testing and contact tracing protocols. Currently available tests are either too inconsistent or not sensitive enough (with false positives/negatives) to detect infections accurately and quickly. On top of those inadequacies, we don’t have sufficient quantities of detection tests available, anyway, for widespread and recurring testing to get done.

    Furthermore, the prevailing advice from some medical professionals is that, in order to reduce overloading of testing resources, infected people are told to *not* get tested until they show overt symptoms of infection … but it turns out that the most prolific infection-spreading time period is within the first 3-5 days of initial infection, while symptoms don’t typically start to manifest until towards the latter part of, or after, this time period, so the current testing advice becomes self-defeating!

    Additionally, after detecting infection within an individual, it would ideally behoove relevant authorities to immediately initiate contact tracing operations to try and catch others who had been in close contact to quickly test/quarantine them in order to stem further spreading; however, our society has been totally resistant to widespread contact tracing efforts, on a basis of privacy, so we’re chasing our own tails with inadequate testing/tracing protocols that can “never” catch up with the mass spreading! Nevertheless, some degree of testing (ie, catching some) will still be better than no testing at all (ie, catching none)!

    What we really need are new generations of tests that are much more sensitive and accurate with much faster turnaround times, so that testing can start earlier in order to catch infected spreaders that much earlier!
    @CA — “And there are still millions of people for whom omicron won’t just be a mild case and will still be a drain on our healthcare resources.”

    Got any *proof* for your stated figures about those millions?
    @Matt — “… treatment at the hospital, only to find all beds are taken up by unvaccinated Covid patients …”

    Do you understand that, with the Omicron variant, some 80% of those hospitalized are fully jabbed, even with boosters? The claim about this being a “pandemic of the un-vaccinated” is all based on *lies* to coerce more to get jabbed!
    @Flying.While.High.Again — “It seems much safer to take a cruise these days.”

    Cruise ships have also experienced many outbreaks, even among their passengers that were all mandated to have been fully jabbed even before boarding … these ships have even been denied scheduled port-of-call visitations by various countries.
    @Michael C — “… just mandate testing 4 hours before a flight …”

    This only works for antigen quick tests (which are less “accurate”) due to your stated available lead time of 4 hours, as PCR tests require longer than 4 hours to turn around under large testing loads.

  18. @Strictly Facts – shove your bullsh!t with the “80% of hospitalized are vaccinated” claim. Couldn’t be further from the truth. State after state, hospital after hospital, continues to report the vast majority of hospitalizations from Covid are the unvaccinated.

    Here’s data in the last week from the State of Washington. Easily searchable. Care to post your fake data in return? Go ahead and source it.

    Unvaccinated 12-34 year-olds in Washington are
    • 2 times more likely to get COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 12-34 year-olds.
    • 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 12-34 yearolds.
    Unvaccinated 35-64 year-olds are
    • 3 times more likely to get COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 35-64 year-olds.
    • 14 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 35-64 yearolds.
    Unvaccinated 65+ year-olds are
    • 6 times more likely to get COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 65+ year-olds.
    • 13 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 65+ yearolds.
    • 15 times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 65+ year-olds.

  19. The world’s going mad. Does anyone ever stop to wonder how many of these people are SICK? Does anyone wonder if the tests are accurate? Do we just all run around in circles screaming because people test positive? Both the vax and the tests were rushed to market under incredible pressure from the Feds. Why do people continue to scream that the sky is falling? How many people are sick, and how many people actually die of the virus? At what point will people start to THINK again? Yeah, that’s what I thought … never.

  20. @UA-NYC Both your facts and @StrictlyFacts facts can be true, but the ones of @UA-NYC are the more important facts. In a highly vaccinated population, it’s likely the the vaccinated are the majority in the hospital. would be vaccinated. It doesn’t mean that vaccination doesn’t work, just that the fraction of vaccinated can overcome the knuckle-headed non-vaccinated. Remember that the over-65 population had access before most of the antivax propaganda became widespread, so they are much more likely to be fully vaccinated, although boost percentage may be affected by propaganda.

    The anti-vaxers take full advantage of the lack of knowledge of statistics among both their population, and the right-leaning population which appear to be more susceptible to propaganda. The unfiltered access to blogs like this, and the comment sections of Facebook and YouTube are filled with misinformation. Facebook may police posts, but almost completely ignore comments. The informed will discard what the antivaxers post, but there will be people who believe the junk science of the antivaxers. There enough problematic government activities like the Tuskegee experiment to fuel the belief in even more conspiracies, so people have lost trust in experts, and can’t tell who they should believe, but are unable to “do the research” in a way that actually finds the truth.

  21. @John H – you make very cogent points…but anti-vaxx trolls like this “Strictly Facts” person (or people like Don, more of a troglodyte) aren’t trying to twist statistics – they are reporting outright falsehoods. Notice that their claims are never sourced.

    Disappointed that Gary and other travel blogs let their sites get hijacked by these types of misinformation-spreaders…that’s how things like The Big Lie get spread, and January 6 happens, and why no shortage of people who believe the anti-vax propaganda refused to get vaccinated, and are now the ones clogging up hospitals nationwide.

  22. @UA-NYC and @John H —

    I used to provide properly sourced URL references, but I then noticed that those posts needed to undergo moderation (and hence unavoidable delays) before being “published” so I stopped doing that … but since you brought this up, I will provide some sample references below (just remove the [ ] around the “.” in the URL) —





    These references now provided, do *not* engage in that tired old tactic of trying to disparage news “sources” (ie, named websites) rather than trying to intellectually digest the contents of their reports (ie, articles), as their reports will most often provide further reference sources to their contents!

    With respect to examples from Washington state, @UA-NYC has *naively* fallen prey to that tired old argument based on *rates* (ie, percentages or n-times more) rather than *actual numbers* that manifest in hospitals! What @UA-NYC does *not* understand is that, with larger numbers who are “vaccinated” than “un-vaccinated,” a smaller percentage of a larger number can still result in a larger resultant number than a larger percentage of a smaller number! In the context of who ends up requiring hospital resources, those rates (ie, percentages or n-times more) mean absolutely *nothing,* since the *only* relevant parameter is the number of patients occupying those hospital beds, and, in this case, the actual resultant numbers are heavily skewed toward those who have been “fully vaccinated” (as the above referenced articles report)!

    Another *falsehood* that @UA-NYC perpetrated about my being a purported “anti-vaxxer” — I’m *not* against *true* vaccines that actually *work* as advertised and as intended; however, the current crop of jabs that can be dispensed in USA do *not* qualify to be called *true* vaccines (they’re actually cellular genetic therapies)!


    Does @UA-NYC *still* believe that jabs made by Pfizer/BNT, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and J&J effectively protect the “vaccinated” against getting infected and then spreading infections onward? If so, then *why* are there now epic amounts of “breakthrough” infections that land so many of those who are “vaccinated” in hospitals?

    Furthermore CDC had to *alter* their legacy definition of “vaccine” in order to confer EUA status for the current crop of jabs, so that they could then be given to the public!


    It actually helps to do some *real* research into this topic, rather than merely regurgitate tired old Establishment talking points!

  23. From my understanding, the PCR tests are notoriously inaccurate. You can find better explanations than I can give online having to do with number of cycles and the amplification. The other thing is that the Omicron variant has a reported RO of 17, so just about everyone is going to catch it and have minor symptoms. So, there are a couple of reasons.

  24. @Gary – do better with this nonsense. Do you really want VFTW to be a source of rampant misinformation spread and amplification?

    Here you have this Strictly Facts clown posting supposed “legitimate” links, which of course many of your readers will click on and thus believe as true. However, here’s a description of this supposed “NewsTarget” site (now apparently Natural News):

    Natural News (formerly NewsTarget, which is now a separate sister site) is a far-right, anti-vaccination conspiracy theory and fake news website known for promoting alternative medicine, pseudoscience, and far-right extremism.
    Formerly NewsTarget, a website for the sale of various dietary supplements, promotion of alternative medicine, controversial nutrition and health claims, and various conspiracy theories, such as “chemtrails”, chemophobic claims (including the purported dangers of fluoride in drinking water, anti-perspirants, laundry detergent, monosodium glutamate, aspartame), and purported health problems caused by allegedly “toxic” ingredients in vaccines, including the now-discredited link to autism.

    FB has (rightfully) banned this type of trash.

  25. All of this hand wringing to zero out an infection so bad that you don’t even know you have it unless you get tested for it and they tell you so. Long past time to forget our obsession over Covid and let it take its course while those at risk take precautions against it, until we get to herd immunity.

  26. @UA-NYC —

    You see? I just *knew* that you would do exactly what I told you *not* to do — disparage a website based on its name and identity, rather than the contents of the articles that I had referenced!

    Just so you’re aware, I have, on multiple occasions, cross-checked the reports published at NewsTarget against other credible news sources … and I *have,* in the past, also referenced official government sources of COVID-19 data and information from the likes of UK, EU, Israel, etc!

    But yes … I’ve been through the whole Identity Disparagement Syndrome against the likes of NewsTarget, as well as other conservative websites, just because they *will* publish factual reports that are *not* approved by your other “mainstream” media outlets that merely regurgitate the totally biased Establishment narratives on controversial topics … based on my experiences, such disparagement always occurred because the accuser did *not* have any intellectual capacity to rebut the points made in those controversial reports, so they desperately resorted to that tired old tactic of “shooting the messenger” (ie, the websites), rather than providing cogent and relevant counter-arguments against whatever perspectives that the accuser disagreed with!

    So … you just made a broad-stroke accusation against NewsTarget rather than rebutting the points in the articles that I had referenced. You are, of course, encouraged to make your own counter-arguments, but you chose, instead, to disparage that website-at-large — is this your attempt to *divert* attention away from your own lack of putting forth cogent and relevant counter-arguments?

    When you encourage *censorship,* just as practiced by your beloved Trio of Big Tech media operators, you’re *not* doing yourself, or this country, any favors! Recall that old adage — the remedy to conflicting perspectives is even *more* dialog, *not* censorship, as you appear to favor!

    Or … do you feel that the American public is just too dumb to be able to sort out actual “trash” from “facts” for themselves? Why are you so afraid of letting the public know the broader spectrum of *facts* that do *not* agree with your own perspectives? Do you feel that you are actually qualified to be the sole “Arbiter of Truths”?

    I vote that, having had our spats on this issue, we now respectfully return this forum back to Travel-related topics, as originally chartered!

  27. *This is due to the “vaccinated”, who are now NEGATIVELY protected (see below) due to being dumb enough to hop on that vax-propaganda train before all the information was available! Now, the VAST majority of those sick and hospitalized are the VACCINATED, the unpoisoned are just fine. So all you “vaccinated” plague rats better stay the Hell off MY next flight, you dirty heathens!*

    Omicron ‘Makes Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Obsolete’ — WSJ
    By Joseph Curl

    Jan 10, 2022

    While the U.S. Supreme Court is currently weighing whether to allow President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers to stand, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday the issue is already moot.

    “Federal courts considering the Biden administration’s vaccination mandates — including the Supreme Court at Friday’s oral argument — have focused on administrative-law issues. The decrees raise constitutional issues as well. But there’s a simpler reason the justices should stay these mandates: the rise of the Omicron variant,” the paper wrote. “It would be irrational, legally indefensible and contrary to the public interest for government to mandate vaccines absent any evidence that the vaccines are effective in stopping the spread of the pathogen they target. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening here.”

    Two federal agencies — the Health and Human Services Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — issued mandates on November 5. At the time, the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 represented nearly all COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Three pharmaceutical companies currently have vaccines to protect the inoculated against that variant.

    But the Omicron variant now accounts for nearly every new case of the virus blanketing the U.S., according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week. The new strain represented 95.4% of sequenced COVID-19 cases during the week ending on New Year’s Day, while the once-dominant Delta variant made up just only 4.6% of sequenced cases, the CDC said.

    Omicron took over in just a matter of weeks. At the beginning of December, the variant accounted for less than 1% of sequenced cases, with Delta making up 99% of them. By the week ending on Christmas Day, the CDC estimated the variant to be 58.6% of all new cases.

    The Journal said the morphing situation makes the mandates “obsolete.”

    “Because some of Omicron’s 50 mutations are known to evade antibody protection, because more than 30 of those mutations are to the spike protein used as an immunogen by the existing vaccines, and because there have been mass Omicron outbreaks in heavily vaccinated populations, scientists are highly uncertain the existing vaccines can stop it from spreading. As the CDC put it on Dec. 20, ‘we don’t yet know . . . how well available vaccines and medications work against it,” the paper wrote, adding:

    The little data we have suggest the opposite. One preprint study found that after 30 days the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines no longer had any statistically significant positive effect against Omicron infection, and after 90 days, their effect went negative—i.e., vaccinated people were more susceptible to Omicron infection. Confirming this negative efficacy finding, data from Denmark and the Canadian province of Ontario indicate that vaccinated people have higher rates of Omicron infection than unvaccinated people.

    Meantime, it has long been known that vaccinated people with breakthrough infections are highly contagious, and preliminary data from all over the world indicate that this is true of Omicron as well. As CDC Director Rochelle Walensky put it last summer, the viral load in the noses and throats of vaccinated people infected with Delta is “indistinguishable” from that of unvaccinated people, and “what [the vaccines] can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”

  28. @ Mr Sparkles, Unfortunately, the vaccines are not as effective at preventing infection as they once were. They are still quite effective at preventing hospitalization and death, including post-hospitalization effects. No vaccine has ever completely prevented infection, they only train the immune system to react more quickly. When the vaccines first came out, they could help the immune system stop the infections before they built up enough to allow transmission or even beginning symptomatic. The newer variants replicate faster than the trained immune system can react to stop them, but far enough to keep most people out of the hospital. While it would be ideal to keep people healthy enough to keep going to work, keeping them out of the hospital is about all we can hope for. The mRNA do a very good job of that, at least for people who are not immunocompromised. Anyone who can take the vaccine but doesn’t is endangering the entire healthcare system, which is on the verge of collapse, if not in the process of collapsing. Get in a car accident, and you will die because there will be no beds.

  29. @John H

    The facts of the matter prove what you say is patently false.

    1) The VAST majority of those hospitalized are fully vaccinated. Read what I posted again, the “vaccines” are making people sicker than they would be if they hadn’t taken the “vaccine”.

    2) There is no “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. We are NOT the ones getting sick. YOU are. And the only reason some places are facing issues with hospital staffing is because of idiot demokkkrat policies of firing hospital staff that were smart enough to NOT poison themselves with what amounts to a round of Russian Roulette.

    THAT is the truth.

  30. Why are covid outbreaks still happening in professional sports if the athletes are all vaccinated?
    Sunday, December 26, 2021 by: Ethan Huff

    Nearly every professional athlete is now fully vaccinated for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), and yet new “cases” of the disease are reportedly soaring within the industry.
    OutKick‘s Clay Davis says that the NFL is 95 percent vaccinated, the NBA is 97 percent vaccinated, the NHL is just about 100 percent vaccinated. Despite this, all three leagues “are still overwhelmed with covid cases & hitting new covid case highs.”
    “So how is @JoeBiden arguing vaccines will end covid?” Davis wants to know. “The pro sports leagues prove that’s 100% a lie.”
    The NHL, which is the most vaccinated league of all, recently decided to halt all games indefinitely in order to deal with a slew of new Fauci Flu “outbreaks.” How is this possible if the jabs supposedly stop the spread?
    According to The Wall Street Journal, some 12 different NHL teams have “suffered serious enough outbreaks that the league has called off their games and shut down their home rinks and training facilities for extended periods.”
    As of Monday, 19 of the league’s 32 teams will now be “inactive” through December 27 with 43 games postponed. The week’s five remaining games have also been called off, “effectively putting the entire league on pause until next week.”
    The jabs clearly don’t work (unless “work” means spreading more illness)
    The NFL is not doing much better, having recently issued a statement about new protocols that are being implemented to address “the increase in cases and the advent of the Omicron variant.”
    “Effective immediately, all clubs will implement preventative measures that have proven effective: masking regardless of vaccination status, remote or outdoor meetings, eliminating in-person meals, and no outside visitors while on team travel,” the statement reads.
    “We will continue to strongly encourage booster shots as the most effective protections. Finally, and based on expert advice, we will adjust the return-to-participation requirements for those who have recovered from COVID-19. All of these changes are grounded in our data and science-backed approach, with safety our number-one goal for the entire NFL community.”
    NFL players will still be allowed to play even if they test “positive” for the Fauci Virus, just so long as they are vaccinated and asymptomatic.
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield expressed his disapproval over the new rules, which continue to contradict previous rules that were supposedly “science-based.”
    “Make up your damn mind on protocols,” Mayfield wrote. “Showing up and making only 3 teams test?!? All so you can keep the game as scheduled to make money.”
    “Actually caring about player safety would mean delaying the game with this continuing at the rate it is … But to say you won’t test vaccinated players if they don’t have symptoms, then to pull this randomly. Doesn’t make any sense to me.”
    San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk likewise spoke out against the abrupt new changes, saying that there are “definitely frustrations” within the league about them.
    Once again, the true motivation behind all this constant oscillating tyranny has nothing to do with keeping anyone “safe” against an alleged virus. It is all about control (and depopulation), and increasingly more people are waking up to this fact.
    “We all remember the tooth fairy, right? Well, I think there’s a covid fairy going around and again around the world dispatching the virus here and there,” joked one commenter at Citizen Free Press.
    “So it’s ok to test positive today, then test negative tomorrow right before the game, and still play … if you’ve been vaccinated? Even though the people around you who have been getting sick were mostly vaccinated before they got covid?” wrote another about how none of this makes any logical sense.

  31. NY Times admits covid “booster” shots damage immunity, leave body defenseless against virus
    Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by: Ethan Huff

    Getting injected with too many “vaccines” from Operation Warp Speed could destroy your immune system, leaving it defenseless against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
    The New York Times actually warned about this in a new report concerning Israel’s introduction of a fourth Fauci Flu vaccine. People who roll up their sleeves for yet another “booster” could suffer a form of “immune system fatigue” that makes them more prone to infection.
    “Israel is considering whether to approve a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for vulnerable people to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant, despite debate among scientists and a lack of evidence either for or against another booster,” the Times reported.
    “The panel of experts advising the Israeli government on the pandemic recognized that uncertainty, but on Tuesday it recommended giving a fourth dose, concluding that the potential benefits outweighed the risks. It pointed to signs of waning immunity a few months after the third shot, and said that any delay in additional doses might prove too late to protect those most at risk.”
    Too many shots, though, could compromise the body’s ability to fight off any form of coronavirus, including the new Omicron (Moronic) variant, also known as a common seasonal cold.
    Only a handful of government officials are even talking about this. And when they do, the conversation usually centers around the elderly – meaning young people might still be encouraged to take a fourth (and later a fifth) injection of Donald “father of the vaccine” Trump’s miracle serums.
    Naftali Bennett wants a fourth booster shot regardless
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is fully on board with the fourth shot plan, even though it will likely lead to yet another “wave” of illnesses and deaths among the fully vaccinated.
    “The price will be higher if we don’t vaccinate,” added Dr. Boaz Lev, a member of Bennett’s government advisory panel. “We don’t have a lot of time to make decisions.”
    The plan is one of do the injecting now, and quickly, and ask questions later. As Lev says, there is no time to waste so get those jabs into your arms at warp speed already.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meanwhile, is quietly warning that the bulk of Moronic variant cases are now occurring in “fully vaccinated” people. The unvaccinated are mostly protected.
    This runs contrary to claims recently made by Trump to Candace Owens about how his Trump Vaccines are perfectly safe and effective always.
    “The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine,” Trump told Owens after she mentioned how hospitals are now being overloaded with fully vaccinated sick patients.
    “And if you take the vaccine,” Trump added, “you’re protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.”
    If only Trump could tell that to the hundreds of thousands of people in America who have already died from his injections. Even if he took the time to give his spiel to their gravesites, they still would not be able to hear him – though millions of his still-alive former supporters are hearing him loudly and clearly.
    “Trump was playing us and pretending to be against the booster and saying ‘kids shouldn’t take it’ and all that,” pointed out one commenter at National File.
    “It wasn’t the first betrayal, not the first time he strung along his base with lip service (lies) and then tried to screw US in order to service other constituencies or short-term interests rather than do the right thing.”

  32. AOC tests positive for covid despite being vaccinated and boosted

    Monday, January 10, 2022 by: Ethan Huff

    Despite getting jabbed at least three times for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has tested positive for the Fauci Flu, proving that the injections do not work.

    AOC was spotted partying in Miami less than one week prior. Because she was partying without a mask, which is the norm in Florida, the media blamed this for her positive test result.

    The only problem is that AOC should have been protected from the WuFlu regardless of whether or not she was wearing a face covering. The jabs save lives, right?

    AOC also developed symptoms and is now said to be recovering at home. Her office issued a statement indicating that she got boosted in the fall and still “encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance.”

    Unlike New York where she is from, Florida is wide open as normal. Florida also has way fewer cases of the Fauci Flu compared to New York, California and other states where mask and vaccine mandates are prevalent.

    AOC was spotted partying in a bar maskless in the great free state of Florida. Absolute hypocrite pic.twitter.com/5lPEtPTnib

    — Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) January 2, 2022

    AOC’s hypocrisy exemplifies how politicians command obedience to rules they don’t even follow themselves

    Former Trump campaign advisor Steve Cortes tweeted a photo of AOC and her boyfriend enjoying drinks at a Miami café with not a mask in sight.

    “If Leftists like AOC actually thought mandates and masking worked, they wouldn’t be frolicking in free FL,” he wrote.

    AOC responded in her usual childish manner, accusing Republicans of wanting to date her but not being able to, which in her mind is why they are tweeting her hypocrisy for the world to see.

    Many responded in kind, suggesting that the only thing that wants to date AOC right now is covid.

    “Put her on a ventilator just to be sure she gets over covid,” joked one commenter at Zero Hedge.

    “She just needs more boosters,” wrote another.

    As you may recall, California Gov. Gavin Newsom did a much worse thing last fall when he was caught attending a large mask-free birthday party at the French Laundry in California.

    At the time, California was locked down and masked, but Newsom decided to break his own rules and party it up at a fancy restaurant.

    At least AOC took her fun to Florida, where things are largely back to normal thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s efforts to keep the Sunshine State fascism-free.

    “She never got the jab to begin with,” suggested another commenter about how AOC may not have gotten injected since “Congress critters are exempt.”

    “However, I am sure she will get hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin,” this same person added. “Congress critters have special privileges.”

    Another person wrote at-length about how the whole thing is a farce, from the day-to-day “news” about covid numbers and percentages to these politicians supposedly testing positive.

    The narrative is “always mutating and always bad for the viewer / listener,” this person further explained.

    “What is not a farce is the unprecedented erosion of freedom. Society is imploding with the permanent and expanding loss of all kind of acquired rights,” he added.

    “The citizenry is divided, demoralised and pauperised, and democracy will not recover. Actual debate is dead. Rational thinking is dead. This will not be discussed out. A fight will be needed to keep your freedoms. Start now as we’re already past the point of no return.”

    To this, another commenter responded that he will never be convinced that anyone in the “swamp” actually got the real injections that everyone else is getting. Since there is no way to know what the vials given to the privileged actually contain, this person could be right.

  33. Mr Sparkles,
    Sounds you really lean to the right with all your comments.
    You said that she was spotted in a cafe without a mask? Hoe do you eat and drink with one one?

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