The Left’s Covid Failure

Mainly, though, this has been a historic failure from the Left, which will have disastrous consequences. Any form of popular dissent is likely to be hegemonized once again by the (extreme) Right, poleaxing any chance the Left has of winning round the voters it needs to overturn Right-wing hegemony. Meanwhile, the Left holds on to a technocracy of experts severely undermined by what is proving to be a catastrophic handling of the pandemic in terms of social progressivism. As any kind of viable electable Left fades into the past, the discussion and dissent at the heart of any true democratic process is likely to fade with it.

The Left’s Covid Failure

U.S. J&J Covid vaccine doses will be sent to Thailand-Myanmar border

U.S. J&J Covid vaccine doses will be sent to Thailand-Myanmar border

Millions of Johnson & Johnson doses have been sitting in warehouses since Emergent BioSolutions, a contract manufacturer, accidentally botched 15 million doses of the shot by mixing it with the AstraZeneca drug substance. Over the last several months, the Food and Drug Administration has investigated the batches and cleared them for use.

OSHA suspends implementation of workplace vaccine mandate pending further court action

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will suspend “implementation” and “enforcement” of the Biden administration’s vaccine and testing mandates at private workplaces. The agency says it will now wait for future developments before proceeding with a new start date for enforcement.

OSHA suspends implementation of workplace vaccine mandate pending further court action

New VAX Science Shows Mandates Unwise: Double Vaxxed Super Spreader Event

New scientific findings in the prestigious Lancet Infectious Diseases journal blow a hole in the argument that workers need to get vaccinated to protect those around them. The findings prove the foolishness of forcing police and other public employees to get jabbed or lose their pay. And President Joe Biden should retract his order to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to compel large employers to mandate vaccines.

New VAX Science Shows Mandates Unwise: Double Vaxxed Super Spreader Event

CDC shifts pandemic goals away from reaching herd immunity

CDC shifts pandemic goals away from reaching herd immunity

Vaccines have been quite effective at preventing cases of COVID-19 that lead to severe illness and death, but none has proved reliable at blocking transmission of the virus, Jones noted. Recent evidence has also made clear that the immunity provided by vaccines can wane in a matter of months.

The CDC’s new approach will reflect this uncertainty. Instead of specifying a vaccination target that promises an end to the pandemic, public health officials hope to redefine success in terms of new infections and deaths — and they’ll surmise that herd immunity has been achieved when both remain low for a sustained period.