North Carolina Health Director Still Pushing Covid Fictions

NC Newsline is a lefty news site. It featured earlier this week an interview with Dr. Betsey Tilson, the state public health director. Dr. Tilson worked under Mandy Cohen and helped implement the state’s response to Covid-19.

To her credit, Dr. Tilson during her interview acknowledges “we’re in a very different place” with respect to Covid although it is only because “we have all the tools” to deal with it. She does not overtly relate that the most recent variants are much less damaging than the variants that circulated 2-3 years ago.

I am going to highlight some of her statements and my response:

Dr: Tilson: There’ll be a new updated COVID booster that is more matched to the circulating variants. We expect that to be available the end of September. So within a month or so, we’re going to really encourage people to get that updated booster before we really head into the fall and winter season when we are expecting they’ll be likely more of an uptick. 

My response: At this point, there is no good reason for anyone to take these boosters. The Covid-19 virus is much less pathogenic, as noted above. In addition, the vaccines have an unacceptable risk profile with large numbers of cases of premature death, myocarditis and blood clots (among other adverse reactions).

Dr. Tilson: One recommendation for parents is make sure their kids are up to date on all their vaccines, their routine childhood vaccines, also making sure they’re up to date on their COVID vaccine and then when flu is available, I’m making sure they’re up to date on that. So that’s important.

My response: Recommending the Covid vaccine for minors is public health malpractice.

Dr. Tilson: And right, you can do the flu and the COVID and the RSV at the same time. That’s fine. It’s really convenient.  If people want to do it different times [and spread them out] that’s fine as well. But it’s kind of easier to do one-stop shopping.

My response: That seems imprudent to me. The RSV vaccine is new, and as noted above, the Covid vaccines are not safe for large numbers of people. Combining all these vaccines simultaneously invites trouble.

Dr. Tilson: I think in the height of the pandemic, there was so much misinformation.

My response: The misinformation was largely spread by public health authorities at the federal and state levels. Dr. Tilson’s department has been a very troublesome source of misinformation.

Dr. Tilson (when asked about using masks):

I think in certain conditions, it’s a really good idea. One, if you test positive. So, the recommendation is to be isolated for five days and for them, then the following five days is to wear a mask when you’re out and about. And also, if you’ve been exposed, it’s important to wear that mask for the 10 days after exposure. So, those are [recommendations] for masking.

Two, if you are sick even without COVID, let’s say you have flu or RSV or something, it’s always nice to wear a mask so that you are not infecting people around you. So that’s helpful to protect others.

And then, especially if you’re at high risk or you start following our dashboard and you see up-ticking, there are certain situations where you’re at higher risk for exposure. Let’s say you’re going to a crowded indoor place that you might want to choose to wear a mask to protect yourself. And then also, as we start thinking about heading into the holiday seasons and thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, if you know you’re going to be gathering with people, maybe older people, grandparents, those who are more vulnerable, you also might want to think about wearing a mask before that family setting to help prevent you from getting infected so you’re not spreading it to others. So ,there’s a bunch of different indications or situations where people might want to wear a mask as that extra layer of protection.

My response: This is complete gibberish. A five-day isolation period at this point is completely unwarranted given the fact that the virus is not nearly as damaging as it was previously. And the masks typically used by the general public simply do not work. The Cochrane organization provides the highest level of review for scientific questions in the medical field. Based on an extensive review of the literature, they concluded that masks are not helpful for the most part. Check out this link for the proof. Dr. Tilson is selling snake oil.


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  1. Howie Carr: Dems crave subsidizing sloth

    Don’t let them bring back pandemic panic!

    By Howie Carr
    August 24, 2023

    I hope it’s just a trial balloon, but it appears that the usual Deep State suspects are trying to gin up another Pan(dem)ic, just in time for the 2024 elections.

    Here we go again!

    As bad as Joe Biden’s public polls are, the Democrats’ internal numbers must be even worse, if they’re playing the COVID card this far out from the election.

    You may have thought Dr. Anthony Fauci retired, but apparently not. He’s still out there claiming the sky is falling.

    “We are not done with COVID,” he said this week. “We know that.”

    “We” being the Democrat party and the Red Chinese who concocted the virus in the first place.

    The comrades employ the virus as if it was that old box with the fire extinguisher on the wall of a public building – “In case of emergency, break glass.”

    This is an emergency, dammit.

    Do you realize that millions of deadbeat losers are supposed to resume making payments on their student loans next month? Bummer, man, totally.

    Between hits on their bongs full of designer weed, this is what Democrats are thinking:

    Like, if we could just go back to pretending COVID is real, then we could go back on welfare and just get stoned and lay around, and not have to pay rent, or pay back our student loans.

    Dude, we could get the free Medicaid back, and more food stamps for the munchies. Plus, bro, back then you could just make up a business and say you were shut down and them fools would just give you cash, hundreds of thousands of dollars, no questions asked.

    Like, man, COVID was just a beautiful time. You could sleep all day and still have more money than ever for new sleeve tattoos and tramp stamps and braids and man-buns. You could even drive to the bar and get a double Mai Tai to go at the takeout window and the cops couldn’t bust you for an open container, man….

    Dude, those were the good old days! Can we get them back?

    This is the situation the hippies living in their moms’ basements find themselves in. Faced with the grim prospect of having to get a job and pay bills – it’s an “inflection point,” as one of CNN’s “experts” put it this week.

    Most normal people realize what a catastrophe the lockdowns were, but the non-working classes want the good old days back ASAP.

    Consider the teachers’ unions. Not all teachers agree, but if their unions had their way, the schools would still be locked down. I’m sure Randi Weingarten is already drafting a new COVID emergency declaration for the White House to use in shutting down everything.

    The sooner we get that school-closing declaration out there, the quicker the “educators” can start booking their winter vacations in the Caribbean.

    How about Peloton? Fitness bikes were so cool back during the golden age of COVID, but now they’re just a place to drape your clothes after a hard day of shoplifting, smoking crack and pretending to look for a job.

    Headline in the Wall Street Journal yesterday: “Peloton Plunges 23% Amid Loss Warning.”

    You think Peloton wants the lockdowns back?

    The problem is, what the government subsidizes, it gets more of. What the government taxes, it gets less of.

    Since 2020, the government has been subsidizing sloth, and fraud, and we’ve been getting more of it.

    If they can get the lockdowns going again, Biden can flee back into the basement. Maybe they won’t have to get rid of Brandon after all. Sure, he said the Panic was over, but state-run media will disappear that video from See-BS News, just like they vanished the Hunter Biden laptop scandal until after the last election.

    The Democrats’ commitment to authoritarian control is so complete now that it’s beyond ideological, it’s almost theological. They get off on lecturing us. Remember Charlie Baker’s daily noon press conferences?

    The more shutdowns he could announce in that whiny beta-male whimper of his, the more euphoric he sounded. Same with all the prophets of Panic Porn.

    C.S. Lewis described the twisted phenomenon perfectly.

    “A tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…. Those who torment us for their own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    And that’s the charitable explanation for their lust to oppress all of us… heretics or infidels, and by the way, that is the way they regard us non-believers.

    Here’s another quote about what the Faucists are dreaming of at the CDC, the DNC and MSNBC.

    “The leftist’s real motive is not to attain the ostensible goals of leftism; in reality he is motivated by the sense of power he gets from struggling for and then reaching a social goal.”

    In 2020, the goal was to get rid of Donald J. Trump. Mission accomplished, temporarily at least. But for these lunatics, it’s never enough. The quote continues:

    “Consequently the leftist is never satisfied with the goals he has already attained; his need for the power process leads him always to pursue some new goal.”

    You know who said that? The Unabomber, believe it or not. Say what you will about Ted Kaczinski, but he did learn something at Harvard. There’s a lot of what he was writing about on display in the 02138 zip code.

    Power is an addiction, the ultimate aphrodisiac, as Henry Kissinger said. The Panic Porn Posse are addicts, and what they’re addicted to is oppressing us.

    All I can say is, include me out. I’ve taken my last Panic vaccine, and I’m not going to put a mask back on, not even my personal favorite, the one that says, “This mask is as useless as Joe Biden!”

    On Instagram, someone who goes by the handle of Queen Petty Lexx summed up this new fake hysteria for all of us:

    “We don’t give a (bleep) about no new COVID strain, United States government!”

    They’re going to have to start the next lockdown without me or Queen Petty Lexx.

    1. C.S. Lewis described the twisted phenomenon perfectly.

      “A tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…. Those who torment us for their own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

      Great quote, Fred.

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