How do people take such incompetent and dishonest morons seriously?

The vaccination centre at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

They bugger everything up but here we are: Merlino takes swipe at national vaccine rollout.

The figures come as Victorian Acting Premier James Merlino again took a swipe at the Commonwealth’s delayed vaccine rollout on Monday morning, saying Australia is falling behind the world.

“In terms of where we are right now, we are well behind where we need to be,” he said. “So, when you compare how Australia is going with the rest of the world, we are falling so far behind it’s not funny.”

And just what figures were they?

Victoria has recorded one new local coronavirus case in the past day, as the nation’s leaders meet to discuss the troubled vaccination rollout.

Eight new cases were recorded in hotel quarantine. More than 16,000 test results were processed in the past 24 hours and more than 10,900 people received their vaccine doses.

Oh the figures in question refer to the all-but-non-existent pandemic.

Meanwhile, in the US, Ivermectin has crossed an important threshold in that it has shown up today in Instapundit. You never know. The word might eventually get out even to our own Ministers of Health and Chief Medical Officers who always seem to be the last to know.

QUESTION ASKED: Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?

On December 8, 2020, when most of America was consumed with what The Guardian called Donald Trump’s “desperate, mendacious, frenzied and sometimes farcical” attempt to remain president, the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Medical Response to Covid-19.” One of the witnesses, a pulmonologist named Dr. Pierre Kory, insisted he had great news.

“We have a solution to this crisis,” he said unequivocally. “There is a drug that is proving to have a miraculous impact.”

Kory was referring to an FDA-approved medicine called ivermectin. A genuine wonder drug in other realms, ivermectin has all but eliminated parasitic diseases like river blindness and elephantiasis, helping discoverer Satoshi Ōmura win the Nobel Prize in 2015. As far as its uses in the pandemic went, however, research was still scant. Could it really be a magic Covid-19 bullet?

Kory had been trying to make such a case, but complained to the Senate that public efforts had been stifled, because “every time we mention ivermectin, we get put in Facebook jail.” A Catch-22 seemed to be ensnaring science. With the world desperate for news about an unprecedented disaster, Silicon Valley had essentially decided to disallow discussion of a potential solution — disallow calls for more research and more study — because not enough research and study had been done. Once, people weren’t allowed to take drugs before they got FDA approval. Now, they can’t talk about them.

“I want to try to be respectful because I think the intention is correct,” Kory told the committee. “They want to cut down on misinformation, and many doctors are claiming X, Y, and Z work in this disease. The challenge is, you’re also silencing those of us who are expert, reasoned, researched, and extremely knowledgeable.”

You shouldn’t silence anybody, but that’s a different story although extremely relevant at the present time since try getting Ivermectin mentioned on Facebook or Twitter, never mind The Age or The Oz.

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41 Responses to How do people take such incompetent and dishonest morons seriously?

  1. win says:

    You would think with tax payer office and staff some one would get onto the internet and read up on the studies that have been done pre Wuhan on ivermectin.

  2. Terry says:

    ‘How do people take such incompetent and dishonest morons seriously?’
    How could you take the mendacity and incompetence of these very dangerous people anything but seriously?

    What they claim to be is ridiculous, what they are is terrifying.

    We owe it to humanity to ensure the consequences of Nuremberg2.0 are delivered to with full effect upon these tyrants and their enablers (Never again, or at least until we forget and need to re-learn).

  3. Terry says:

    ‘win says:
    June 21, 2021 at 11:47 am
    You would think with taxpayer office and staff someone would get onto the internet and read up on the studies that have been done pre Wuhan on ivermectin.’

    …too busy hoovering taxpayer largesse, trying to “nudge” people much smarter than themselves towards “right-think”.

  4. Primer says:

    Australia’s wussiest pandemic . In 2021 in an unvaccinated population more people have died from falls. The death rate from cancer non treatment is creeping up.
    If your hysteria demands no cases, stop importing it via inbound visitors/ returnees from overseas and there will be none. Couldn’t have that could we, might be “inconvenient” for politicians celebrities and other special people.

  5. Damon says:

    “More than 16,000 test results were processed in the past 24 hours ”
    What is never mentioned: although individuals are not charged, the PCR test costs money. The cheapest figure I could find for a commercial lab was $20, so somebody is making bucketloads of money out of this. To put it in a more meaningful context, ‘testing’ is costing the taxpayers about a million dollars every three days.

  6. min says:

    Merlino has got to deflect his mismanagement of flood disaster in Victoria . His electorate copped it very badly and he hasn’t visited there yet . Liberals all over delivering clothing g etc.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The figures come as Victorian Acting Premier James Merlino again took a swipe at the Commonwealth’s delayed vaccine rollout on Monday morning, saying Australia is falling behind the world.

    LOL. The slow roll-out is because the punters have decided that the political class is lying to them and therefore the best approach is wait and see. I’m not seeing any rush on vaccination centres and that was also the vibe I was getting from my GP.

    So Merlino has to blame ScoMo for his own failure to convince Victorians. Yep, typical Labor.

  8. duncanm says:

    Damon says:
    June 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm
    “More than 16,000 test results were processed in the past 24 hours ”
    What is never mentioned: although individuals are not charged, the PCR test costs money. The cheapest figure I could find for a commercial lab was $20, so somebody is making bucketloads of money out of this. To put it in a more meaningful context, ‘testing’ is costing the taxpayers about a million dollars every three days.

    as always – follow the money.

    Who’s got the testing contracts in Vic? Anyone know (or know how to find out?)

  9. Maman says:

    Damon @ 12:07pm

    It would be interesting to take the 16,000 number and break it down into groups of people who believe they have symptoms and the people who have to have regular testing ie quarantined, health care, transport, education etc.

    The manner in which Vic Gov selects statistical categories they want us to focus on so as to maintain a heightened level of anxiety and fear is the ‘really scary’ bit.

  10. Ubique says:

    On The Australian website any time I have made comment, not matter how innocuous, that uses the word Ivermectin, it gets rejected.

  11. Terry says:

    Damon says:
    June 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm
    In addition to “who is getting the money?”, a genuine media would also be asking “how many PCR cycles for that positive test?”
    Alas, they see “their role” in the big lie is to stoke fear and fealty amongst the masses.

  12. Xenophon says:

    MrKates might not have noticed but Australia is currently hermetically sealed. The point of vaccination is to reduce the risk of opening borders. Given the plain evidence of the persistent risk of this virus that would seem to be beyond any doubt.
    Or maybe Mr Kates wants borders closed permanently?

  13. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    MrKates might not have noticed but Australia is currently hermetically sealed.

    Is that 250-Indian-students-a-fortnight type sealed? Fun that they were forced to stop calling it the Indian strain, now it’s the Delta strain.

    I’m also amused about all the Hollywood escapees turning up on our shores. The Tele has an admiring article about Mr Borat this morning. Many others have also been turning up and buying stately mansions in Sydney. Seems like there are two classes of farm animals in this country.

  14. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Ivermectin is not good , it is too effetive and cheap and lessens the profits of Big Pharma , I mean if you cure theFauci Wuhan Virus you remove fears and lesseen control by would be leaders. The effects on the billionaires profits would be shattered. This of course woud lessen poitical donations,something that cannot be tolerated , the owners of the democrims and Rinos want to keep those dolars flowing into their hands .

  15. RacerX says:

    “So, when you compare how Australia is going with the rest of the world, we are falling so far behind it’s not funny.”

    One death to the pandemic this year, we really are far behind the rest of the world!

  16. kraka says:

    Xenephon, its not a vaccine in any way. Getting the jab, doesnt stop u getting cv19, doesnt stop you spreading cv19 and, according to the head of Pfizer, u will need yearly booster shots. So its a flu shot, not a vaccine. You numpties who think it is are part of the problem

  17. Eyrie says:

    I’m not seeing any rush on vaccination centres and that was also the vibe I was getting from my GP.

    Did my PPL medical renewal a couple of weeks ago. At the end the DAME (also my GP) asked if I had had the fluvax, I said no and he muttered something about it probably being a good idea. Chicom virus vax shots didn’t get a mention although the Center has a Covid vax clinic. Hmmmm….

  18. Boambee John says:

    Xenophon says:
    June 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm
    MrKates might not have noticed but Australia is currently hermetically sealed.

    If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

  19. Rob MW says:

    MrKates might not have noticed but Australia is currently hermetically sealed. The point of vaccination is to reduce the risk of opening borders. Given the plain evidence of the persistent risk of this virus that would seem to be beyond any doubt.
    Or maybe Mr Kates wants borders closed permanently?

    5 day course of Ivermectin + combo answers that, which is the whole point, you ignorant twat. Do some fucking research instead of being nothing more than a fucking troll !!

  20. Leo G says:

    I want to try to be respectful because I think the intention is correct,” Kory told the committee. “They want to cut down on misinformation …”

    Why be respectful, when what they really want “to cut down on” is any challenge to the false narratives which are guiding responses to the COVID phenomenon.

  21. Rabbi Putin says:

    Ubique: If they want to be prissy little globalists then just keep spamming them. At least you’ll wear them out.

  22. Mango Man says:

    RobMW: no credible authority recommends your “cure” and I did not assert tat vaccination is a universal cure, rather it is the best available option.
    PS: You do seem quite agitated.

  23. BrettW says:

    The quoted link above is to an article by Matt Taibbi. He also has a good article /Q&A with Bret Weinstein, who is having Youtube issues, which can be read for free at Substack.

  24. Terry says:

    Mango Man says:
    June 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm
    ‘I did not assert…’

    [Mango Man –> RobMW –> Xenophon]
    Why bother with the split personalities? As if multiple utterings of the same idiocy lend any weight (to anything)…

    ‘no credible authority recommends…’…and then follows up with the ‘No True Scotsman’ malarkey. These authorities you revere without question have no credibility; they have actively cashed it in for control and are now in deficit. There will be no printing their way out of this one.

    The congenital idiots are as culpable in this travesty of reality as the tyrants they enable.
    #nuremberg2.0

  25. Rob MW says:

    Mango Man says:
    June 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm
    RobMW: no credible authority recommends your “cure”

    and I did not assert

    tat vaccination is a universal cure, rather it is the best available option.

    I didn’t say you did dickhead, unless your name is Xenophon.

    Are you saying that Dr. Pierre Kory is not credible or that The American Journal of Therapeutics is not credible ? or that this review/study is not credible ? – Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection

    A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Trial Sequential Analysis to Inform Clinical Guidelines
    Bryant, Andrew MSc1,*; Lawrie, Theresa A. MBBCh, PhD2; Dowswell, Therese PhD2; Fordham, Edmund J. PhD2; Mitchell, Scott MBChB, MRCS3; Hill, Sarah R. PhD1; Tham, Tony C. MD, FRCP4

  26. Paul says:

    shouldn’t silence anybody
    But they still do
    Anyone who agreed with trump is silenced
    The left preferred millions sick and dying rather than use a cheap effective thereaputuc drug, because they hate Trump.
    Our expert political class should be held accountable for crimes against humanity.

  27. John A says:

    win says: June 21, 2021, at 11:47 am

    You would think with taxpayer office and staff someone would get onto the internet and read up on the studies that have been done pre Wuhan on ivermectin.

    The issue is not “can not” but “will not” of course.

  28. Lee says:

    Mr. Appeal to Authority trolls again.

  29. Paul says:

    How do people take such incompetent and dishonest morons seriously?’

    They were appointed.

    Its gross incompetence by design

    Until we have govt who can sack those lefty idiots, this will never end.

  30. Angus Black says:

    I can just see the globalist elites (and/or the politicians, governments and media idiots they’ve bought and paid for) publicly acknowledging that they’ve presided over millions of unnecessary deaths and pointless serious economic damage to Western Civilisation…

    …all to get rid of the Trumpster.

    Sadly, it’s not going to happen. The ordinary people are expendable.

  31. Terry says:

    Paul says:
    June 21, 2021 at 2:19 pm
    ‘…because they hate Trump.’
    So intense and deranged was (and still is) their hatred of Trump, they were (and still are) willing to contrive the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people; collateral damage in their crusade against freedom.

    ‘Our expert political class should be held accountable for crimes against humanity.’ 100% #nuremberg2.0 We’ll be sure to use renewable timber to construct the gallows.

  32. MACK says:

    On Saturday Professor Raina Macintyre told ABC radio listeners that one of the challenges of speaking about the virus was the negative comments she received – for example health versus the economy. She said that in fact research showed that lockdowns are good for the economy. With such people giving advice to government and held up as experts by journalists, it is no surprise that we’re in such a diabolical mess.

  33. Boambee John says:

    Terry

    We’ll be sure to use renewable timber to construct the gallows.

    Nah, really p1ss them off. Use treated (copper chromium arsenate) pine. Definitely non-recyclable!

  34. Judge Dredd says:

    Here’s an interesting perspective on how useless getting the vaccine now is.
    Actually it’s terribly worse than useless, especially as the Delta variant is no worse than a cold for the unvaccinated;

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=242736

  35. Grunter says:

    I say we should call their bluff.

    We should demand an explicit guarantee from all Premiers and the PM that if the population reaches a certain level of vaccination uptake (70%, 80% – whatever, let them choose the number), these people will guarantee no more lock downs and unrestricted domestic and international travel.

    What are the odds of such a guarantee eventuating? Zilch. Because they themselves don’t believe the vaccines will do the job.

  36. Kneel says:

    The only possible reason I can see for such a drastic over-reaction, is that they knew from the start is was a bio-weapon but didn’t tell us – presumably to prevent a war, or perhaps to appease their paymasters. Then the usual political issues prevent any back down.

  37. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    the Commonwealth’s delayed vaccine rollout

    Excuse me, I have a question.
    When health is primarily a State-level responsibility, how on earth did the Federal government get a monopoly on vaccines?
    What, it’s the States’ role to sit around like numpties being the bad guys until the feds ride in on their AZ steed to save the day?
    Who wrote this pandemic script anyway?

  38. The Health Minister stated today “There are no people who have caught Covid in Australia – passed away.”

    From the 50 second mark for 8 seconds.

    Perhaps it’s time to burn Canberra.

  39. Tel says:

    MrKates might not have noticed but Australia is currently hermetically sealed.

    It took about 4 weeks between when the Delta variant was discovered in India and when it was loose roaming around Australia triggering Melbourne’s latest lockdown.

    Your move … build back beanhead.

  40. BrettW says:

    Wow, with Dr’s like these no wonder we are screwed.

    One thing that has been apparent is that the medical advice about preventing virus has outweighed all other considerations including mental health and loss of jobs and businesses.

    “She said that in fact research showed that lockdowns are good for the economy”

  41. Kneel says:

    “She said that in fact research showed that lockdowns are good for the economy”

    OK. In that case, they should be at maximum amount and permanent – no-one leaves home for any reason, we will have robots farm, mine, manufacture and deliver everything you can possibly want, all paid for by GovCo for eternity.
    You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.
    See? Simples.

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