Usher’s News & Commentary for Nov. 25, 2021

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Okla. Supreme Ct. Ruling Shows Policyholders Shouldn’t Depend on Agent’s Representations

The future of deep fakes is extremely concerning. We will be completely dependent upon technology to determine what's real. Can we make that technology foolproof? If not, what safeguards will we be able to come up with and enforce?

JIFA: Deepfakes and Insurance Fraud: Seeing Is Not Believing

... the analysis states:

"We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination."

Cardiologist 'Warning': Heart risk measure 'dramatically' increases in Covid-19 vaccinated patients

In the USA and Germany, high-level officials have used the term pandemic of the unvaccinated, suggesting that people who have been vaccinated are not relevant in the epidemiology of COVID-19. Officials’ use of this phrase might have encouraged one scientist to claim that “the unvaccinated threaten the vaccinated for COVID-19”.1 But this view is far too simple.

There is increasing evidence that vaccinated individuals continue to have a relevant role in transmission. ... People who are vaccinated have a lower risk of severe disease but are still a relevant part of the pandemic. It is therefore wrong and dangerous to speak of a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

COVID-19: stigmatising the unvaccinated is not justified - The Lancet

I covered this before, but this is a newer article that's really good. Read it all the way through.

Top ICU Doctor Suspended After Suing Hospital for Banning Life-Saving COVID Treatments

While Dr. Bain was well aware of ivemectin’s ability to fight the covid virus in early infection, even he was surprised to discover its late-stage effectiveness. “It quells the fire of the inflammatory storm and also helps to lower the progression of stiffened lungs—aka pulmonary fibrosis,” he said. “That’s the beauty of this drug. I’m not saying it’s a cure. It’s just amazing.”

A Judge Stands up to a Hospital: "Step Aside" and Give a Dying Man Ivermectin

Running a little hotter than usual was the plan, and it wasn't a bad idea. However, they missed doing anything about the underlying economic foundations. They didn't develop and carry out a sound industrial policy. The Fed can't do that on its own and wouldn't if it could. I'm talking about the rest of government. A sound industrial policy could start with the White House or in Congress. Of course, it would require putting aside the rest of the laissez faire that got us here.

Anyway, I still don't see the average people having enough or making enough to keep the economic demand running nearly as hot as it has. Tapping the brakes a bit won't kill everything off, but slamming on them sure will crater the road ahead.

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