According to the White House, an estimated one million children under the age of twelve have received a COVID shot since FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week.

Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus adviser, says they did their own research collecting data from pharmacies, and local and statewide  health officials. According to Zients, about 900,000 had received a first shot, and hundreds of thousands of vaccination appointments are pending.

“While our program is just fully up and running this week, by the end of the day today, we estimate that over 900,000 kids ages 5 through 11 will have already gotten their first shot,” he said at a Wednesday White House briefing. “And through pharmacies alone, 700,000 additional appointments are already on calendar at local pharmacies…

“So, to estimate how many 5 to 11 year olds have received a shot, we collected data directly from vaccine partners, including pharmacies and state and local health officials. We ran an analysis of those numbers, including numbers that states are beginning to share publicly. So some states do have on their websites the public information. And based on the analysis and the gathering of all these data points, we estimate conservatively that at least 900,000 have received a first dose.

“Our goal, clearly, is to vaccinate as many kids as possible. This is the very beginning of the program. The program is getting up to full strength, as we’ve talked about, this week. So, we expect more and more kids to get vaccinated across time and 900,000 shots in arms by the end of a day is a good start…

“On kids, I want to emphasize again that we have plenty of supply for all 28 million kids, 5 to 11. Now we are with 200,000 sites – trusted sites that parents and kids are used to going to and feel comfortable. There’s lots of locations and appointments that can be scheduled. Also, locations are open for walk-ins.

Even though the Pfizer vaccine is now available to an estimated 28 million children, some parents are wary of the vaccines. A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides info on public attitude and experience toward the vaccines. Due to concerns for the safety of the vaccines, such as potential side effects, some parents are reluctant to have their children vaccinated.

Sources: New York Times, Whitehouse.gov, Kaiser Family Foundation.

In The News This Week: White House Says Nearly A Million Children Under 12 Have Now Received COVID Vaccine

Even though many kids have been back at school for some time, vaccines still are not available for those under 12.

Recently, Pfizer and BioNTech completed a trial showing that a 10-microgram dose of their vaccine was safe and effective for children in the above age groups. They have submitted a request for emergency approval for use in children under 12. The FDA should give its approval by early November.

As soon as FDA approval begins, the White House plans to vaccinate every child between 5 and 12. It plans to make the vaccine available at thousands of doctors and pediatricians offices, pharmacies, hospitals, community health centers and clinics. There are also plans to educate parents on vaccines, all in the effort to reduce the impact of a virus that has taken lives of well over a half a million people in the United States alone.

"If we can get the overwhelming majority of those 28 million children vaccinated, I think that would play a major role in diminishing the spread of infection in the community," Dr. Fauci said at last Wednesday's press briefing at the White House. "That's one of the reasons why we want to do as best we can to get those children 5 to 11 vaccinated."

Dr. Fauci, who is current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been implicated by delusional Trump loyalists in a conspiratorial cover up – along with mainstream media, i.e., CNN and MSNBC – of creating the coronavirus responsible for COVID, as a bioweapon through gain of function funding, that Dr. Fauci conspired with “the media” to hide the truth of the origin of the virus, and that Trump himself was nothing more than an innocent bystander who just happened to get caught up in all of the melodrama, and that there was nothing or very little that he could do.

This theory has been promoted – without evidence – by not just conservative media figures such as Tucker Carlson and others, but so-called progressives like Joe Rogan, and Krystal Ball on a recent episode of his podcast. This is a conspiracy that has been around since the lab leak theory.

Sources: The Week, Washington Post, Whitehouse.gov.

Recently In The News: Vaccines Soon To Be Available To 5 To 11 Age Group

As the coronavirus refuses to go away due to the stubbornness and stupidity of Republicans, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to complained that Democrats have politicized masks for no reason.

The governor’s ratings approval have dropped faster than Floridians are filling up hospitals due to his executive orders banning mask mandates, which have been successfully blocked so far by a Tallahassee court.

“For the life of me, Tucker, I can’t figure out why politics have masks around it,” the governor complained to the host. “We’re currently in a pandemic that won’t go away because Democrats want everyone to wear masks all the time. It’s insane. We all know that masks are ineffective against the virus, because last year Dr. Fauci said that masks don’t work. He lied. First he said they work, and then he said they don’t work. I mean, who are we suppose to trust if they won’t tell us the truth?”

“Well, certainly not Dr. Fauci,” Carlson said. “He lied not only about masks, he lied about the vaccines too. We know for a fact that the vaccines have killed far more than COVID has.”

“We also have onions involved,” DeSantis said. “The same onions that wanted schools closed last year. Remember, we were in court last year at this time because they wanted to sue me to keep the schools closed. We were getting kids back into school because we understood – unlike those clueless libs – how important it was for parents and kids to be learning and all this stuff, instead of playing video games all day, which are also getting people killed.”

Tucker stared at him with that face that progressive commentators have made fun of countless times. “I think you mean, unions, governor.”

“No, I mean those sour pusses, those teachers that form those things that… you know, those what do ya call ’em, those clubs that fight for workers, those thing-a-ma-jigs…?”

“Unions,” Carlson said.

“Whatever.”

Sources: Rawstory.

Ron DeSantis Says Politics Have Masks Around Them, And Onions Too

Last Wednesday, the White House released a statement by the president, ordering an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone.

Back in March, Biden had directed the National Security Advisor and the Intel Community to prepare a report on their analysis of the origin of the virus.

“I received that report earlier this month,” Biden said in the statement, “and asked for additional follow-up.”

The report, according Biden, was not clear on how the virus had originated, whether it was natural or man-made.

“As of today, the U.S. Intelligence Community has coalesced around two likely scenarios, but has not reached a definitive conclusion on this question. Here is their current position: “while two elements in the IC leans more toward the latter – each with low or moderate confidence – the majority do not believe there is sufficient information to access one to be more likely than the other.”

Last Thursday, Biden was asked by reporters if he was going to release the report. “Yes, unless there’s something I’m unaware of,” he said.

Via statement last Thursday, Amanda Schoch, spokesperson for the office of the Director of National Intelligence: “The U.S. intelligence community does not know exactly where , when, or how the COVID-19 virus was transmitted initially. The IC continues to examine all available evidence, consider different perspectives, and aggressively collect and analyse new information to identify the virus’s origins.”

Whether Biden’s decision to investigate the origin of the virus is influenced by the opinion of certain scientists or pressure from Trump allies, is unclear. Republicans have accused Biden and Democrats of refusing to take the conspiracy theory of its origin seriously.

“For over a year anyone asking questions about the Wuhan Institute of Virology has been branded as a conspiracy theorist, Josh Hawley said. “The world needs to know if this pandemic was the product of negligence at the Wuhan lab, but the C.C.P. has done everything it can to block a credible investigation.”

Hawley, who believed the election was rigged in favor of Biden, apparently didn’t feel it was necessary for an investigation into the origin of the virus while Trump held the White House and Republicans controlled the Senate, suddenly now wants an investigation. His priority was playing defense for Trump and the party, spreading conspiracies of a stolen election, and attacking the Democrats and the so-called leftist media for politicizing a virus Republicans and right-wing media downplayed from the beginning.

It should be noted that Hawley and a majority of Republicans have done everything they can to block an investigation into the January 06 insurrection which they incited through incendiary rhetoric, but support an investigation into whether the coronavirus was intentionally or accidentally released from a Wuhan lab, which is, obviously, what they’re hoping for.

Sources: The Week, The NY Times.

In The News: President Biden Expected To Release Full Report On Coronavirus Origin

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-rachel-campos-duffy-warns-the-real-danger-of-masks-is-teaching-children-submission-and-compliance/



Earlier this week, Fox And Friends interviewed Rachel Campost-Duffy to discuss the futility of wearing masks during a pandemic, and why everyone should listen to her and president Trump, who are the true experts on the coronavirus. Duffy, a Trump apologist and conspiracy monger, is the wife of Representative Sean Duffy, and a former contestant of MTV’s nineties hit, The Real World.

During a recent appearance on Fox And Friends, Campost-Duffy made a number of crackpot comments pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We know China has used COVID-19 to reinforce control over the population,” she said, ” because communism requires submission and compliance. I’m worried because so many of the rules that even my children – who are going to school – I see them wearing masks outside when I pick them up. ( And I get frustrated because I know masks don’t work. President Trump said so. If they did work, don’t you think he would be wearing one, been wearing one all this time? I mean, look how many people have been wearing masks, and people are still dying. If anything, masks are giving people COVID instead of preventing it ).

“Schools say children have to wear masks because the government says they have to,” Campost-Duffy continued, choosing to ignore the fact of the importance of wearing masks indoors around other people who are more susceptible to the virus, such as those with pre-existing conditions and the elderly.


“I feel like some of the things we’re doing to them is cruel. I think it’s reinforcing submission and control. ( Forcing a kid to wear a mask to prevent them from contracting coronavirus, is cruel and unusual punishment. These kids would rather be wearing Halloween masks of their favorite super heros, like Fred Flintstone, and Barney Rubble, and toilet papering people’s houses who don’t give them any candy, and eating junk until they puke their insides out ).

“I’m very worried about this. ( This whole coronavirus nonsense is robbing them of their childhoods and their futures, and if we’re not careful, it’s going to rob us all of our freedom and humanity ). I want us, Ainsley, to come out of this looking like Americans, not the Chinese. ( This is their virus. They created it to control us because they want us all to be communists like they are, and to turn us Chinese – you know, like that song by the Vapors goes, I think I’m turning Chinese… or is it Japanese?”

“I think it’s turning Japanese,” Earhardt said.

“Right,” Duffy concluded. “( And we have to realize that and keep that in mind or we’re all going to wake up one day and find out that we’re all Chinese communists. But I don’t think so – I know so ).”

Fox News Doofus Tells Ainsley Earhardt That The Coronavirus Was Created To Turn Us All Chinese

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/rudy-giuliani-falsely-claims-people-dont-die-of-coronavirus-anymore/



At a campaign rally in Philadelphia Monday, Trump lover and former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani hacked up a lung after some questionable comments on the coronavirus.

Appearing at a small pro Trump gathering billed as an Italian Americans For Trump event, Giuliani claimed that people are no longer dying from coronavirus infection.

Highlights from the event include –

Giuliani told the small crowd that he had taken hydroxychloroquine – even though he had earlier claimed to have tested negative for COVID – the drug that was allegedly discredited as a treatment.

“I took one this morning,” he said. “I was exposed four days ago. Four negatives.” ( One would wonder why he would bother taking it if he had tested negative ).

“My doctor makes me take it because he believes it’s a prophylactic, ( you know, like wearing a condom. If I shoot my wad, I will never be falsely accused of sexual misconduct and be labeled a pervert like president Trump ).”

The crowd cheered wildly. Someone yelled, “You da man, Rudy, shoot dat wad!”

On Joe Biden:

“He’s a slimy crooked politician.” ( Giuliani should take a look in a mirror; he would see a slimy, crooked politician looking back at him ). “But he comes across as a nice old man. ( Too bad Giuliani doesn’t come across as anything but a buffoon ). “He’s a Catholic, a fake Catholic”, to which a doofus in the crowd yelled, “Killing babies two days before they’re born – he’s okay with it!”

On Black Lives Matter Giuliani let his racism shine through:

“They shout ‘kill police!’ ” he falsely claimed. “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon! Black Lives Matter equals ‘kill cops,’ ” to which another doofus yelled out, “Build the wall. Keep them commies out!’

And it’s founded by people who killed cops,” he said mentioning Susan Rosenberg as an example, a former fugitive who was not a founding member of BLM. It was founded by three women who had never killed a cop.

On the McCloskey’s, the gun-toting couple who threatened the BLM protesters with guns in their St. Louis neighborhood:

He claimed the protesters had yelled, ‘we want to rape your wife! We want this for reperations!’ ” He also claimed their daughter had been hiding under a bed quaking in fear from all the threats of rape.

On the controversial comments:

“People aren’t dying from this disease anymore,” he told the cheering crowd. “Young people don’t die at all. Middle age people die very little, and even elderly people have a one percent chance of dying.”


Giuliani paused and coughed roughly into the mic, causing it to squeal in protest. The crowd winced. Giuliani tapped it firmly, causing another annoying squeal, which reverberated throughout the room, causing the crowd to wince again.

“Sorry folks,” he said, his already pale face turning even more pale. “I guess it has COVID. Maybe we should force it to wear a mask.”

The crowd glanced around at each other, not sure what to make of it. For a moment they looked from each other to Giuliani, not sure if he was being serious or telling a joke.

Giuliani’s face became even more pale. He swallowed noisly into the mic. Beads of sweat dribbled down his face. “I said… I guess it has COVID,” he said again. After a moment’s pause, the crowd erupted into laughter. He was telling a joke, of course.

Giuliani grinned nervously, obviously pleased with himself.

Instead of quieting down after a few seconds, the crowd continued laughing. They laughed so long and so hard, as if they found it to be one of the funniest jokes they had ever heard. People were falling all over each other. Those not wearing masks were holding onto each other like drinking buddies and laughing and spraying spittle in each other’s faces. Others had fallen from their seats and onto the floor. Some were staggering around, laughing so hysterically, falling over those who had fallen on the floor, which made them laugh even harder.

When Giuliani saw the crowd wasn’t quieting down, he started laughing himself. In a moment he was laughing so hard, he was doubled over clutching his gut. Then he began coughing and couldn’t stop.

When others in the crowd heard him coughing, they too started coughing uncontrollably. And that was when the entire crowd stopped laughing at once and stared supiciously at Giuliani.

Still coughing uncontrollably, he said, “Jesus Christ… Cough!…Cough! I feel like Cough!... Cough! I’m about to hack up a lung!”

He fell onto the floor where he continued hacking and coughing, his face turning beet red, and that was when the entire crowd stampeded for the doors.

Rudy Giuliani Hacks Up A Lung During Pro Trump Speech

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/jim-acosta-fires-back-as-trump-rally-goers-chant-cnn-sucks-in-live-shot-what-also-sucks-getting-the-coronavirus/




Mediate reported yesterday that CNN’s Jim Acosta gracefully responded to chants of “CNN sucks” from Trump supporting rally attendees in Sanford, Florida where the president held his first rally since contracting COVID-19 more than a week ago.

Highlights fom the rally –

“Under my leadership, we’re delivering a safe vaccine and a rapid recovery like no one can even believe,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “If you look at our upward path, no country in the world has recovered the way we have recovered. ( Our response was first rate and phenomenal. I immediately banned travel to and from China. That should have solved everything. That should have kept the virus out. I can’t for the life of me figure how more than 200,000 have died from COVID. It’s just not possible ).”

“I feel so powerful,” the president said later, beating his chest like Tarzan. “I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys ( – no, I’m not gay – ) and I’ll kiss the beautiful women… everybody, ( I’d even grab ’em by the you-know-what’s – but not the guys – and give ’em a big, fat, wet COVID kiss )!”

Reporting on the highlights from the rally, Acosta revealed the president’s campaign plans to Blitzer, and reminded him that Trump is down by at least ten points in most polls. In the background the familiar chant of “CNN sucks” could be heard from the crowd.

“Well, there you have it, Blitz,” Acosta finished. “As this crowd is chanting that there are members of the press here who suck ( – apparently, myself included – ) I should also point out what also sucks – getting the coronavirus. ( But nothing sucks more than a Trump c*** sucker, which is what this entire crowd seems to be ).”

The crowd booed in protest, but Acosta ignored it.

Jim Acosta Fires Back As Trump Rally Goers Chant ‘CNN Sucks’: “Nothing Sucks More Than A Trump C**k Sucker”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jake-tapper-literally-laughs-when-larry-kudlow-says-were-safely-dealing-with-covid




The Daily Beast has reported that CNN’s Jake Tapper laughed when Larry Kudlow insisted that the United States and the Trump administration were “learning to deal” with the coronavirus in a “safe and responsible way.”

Kudlow, the administration’s economic advisor – who has never met a prediction he didn’t get wrong – appeared on Sunday’s State Of The Union to discuss the administration’s attempt to restart stimulus negotiations after the president had announced earlier that he would call them off. Kudlow said that the economy had rebounded miraculously but additional stimulus was still necessary, to which Tapper replied, “I agree, Mr. Advisor, but to suggest that the economy is in a miraculous recovery, is just ridiculous. Millions of Americans are unemployed, can’t pay rent, make their next mortgage, and you’re telling me everything’s peachy keen. We’re in a pandemic. People are dying. Everything’s not peachy keen.”

“I never said everything was peachy keen,” Kudlow replied. “You did. All I’ve said is that the economy is rebounding, and people need to stop complaining and blaming the president. The pandemic and the virus is not his fault. It’s China’s fault. They created the coronavirus in their laboratories to attack the United States and the president.”

Tapper laughed, but that wasn’t what prompted his criticism of the economic advisor.

“Mr. Advisor, are you aware that back in February you insisted that the virus was , and I quote, “contained, and pretty close to airtight”? And are you also aware that Mark Zandi of Moody’s says that if a stimulus bill isn’t passed soon, millions of more jobs are going to be lost?”

“Yes, I’m aware of it,” Kudlow replied. “I wish people would shut up about it. I’m also aware that Mark Zandi has always been a naysayer when it comes to Republican policies, and is incapable of finding his own a** with a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Compared to me, he never get’s anything right.

“Forget what I said back in February. I don’t think I was wrong when I said that. It was just my opinion. And I stand by my claim that the economy is in a strong rebound, despite the fact that over 200, 000 have died from COVID. It’s nothing but a minor setback. We are learning to deal with the virus in a safe, responsible and preventable, and phenomenal way.”

This was the remark that prompted Tapper’s amused and hysterical reaction.

“I lost it,” Tapper told the Weekly Journal. “I completely lost it. When he said they were dealing with the virus in a safe and responsible way, I was taking a sip of coffee and I lost control. I spit out the coffee. It went all over myself and all over the table in front of me. Everything immediately went still. Kudlow – who was seated at the far end of the table – was staring at me with a bemused expression with that long, droopy face of his, and an image of Droopy the dog saying ‘hello folks’ popped into my head, and I burst out laughing. Everyone in the studio was staring at me, probably wondering if I’d lost my mind.

“Not only was I laughing, I was laughing so hard that I was having a coughing fit as I was laughing. I was laughing so hard I literally fell out of my seat, as I continued coughing and laughing. I could barely hear one of the two cameramen asking me if I was alright. They were both laughing themselves, but not nearly as much as I was.

“The only one who wasn’t laughing, was Kudlow. He just sat there with that stern, droopy look on his face. I was sure he was thinking I had gone crazy.

“It wasn’t just that he looked like Droopy that I found so God damn funny. The image of a constipated cow chewing it’s “Kud” had also popped into my head, and I nearly died coughing and laughing.”

Jake Tapper Laughs During Interview With Larry Kudlow: “He’s Like A Constipated Cow Chewing It’s “Kud”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chris-cuomo-trump-coronavirus-propaganda_n_5f7ab6e7c5b649e564b519a7



From the Huffington Post:



CNN’s Chris Cuomo on ( last ) Monday night said he wouldn’t play the clip with audio of President Donald Trump speaking from the White House after being discharged from Walter Reed hospital, where he was treated for the coronavirus.

Cuomo dismissed the footage as “propaganda.”

I’m not going to play it for you. Why should I? How much bullshit do you need in your life? ( I don’t know about you folks watching this,” he told his viewing audience. “But I’ve had too much bullshit in my life, and almost all of it coming from this president. I can’t take any more, and I know you can’t either ).”

Trump in the video claimed that he’s better and that he might be immune to COVID-19 now. And he told Americans “don’t be afraid of it” and “don’t let it take over your lives.”

Cuomo just about had it.

“Don’t let COVID control your life,” he said, mocking the president’s words. “( What? Are you f***ing kidding me’ Mr. President? Do you hear yourself when you speak? Do you understand the stupid words that come out of your mouth? ) Nobody wants it to control their life. They have no choice.”

Then he called out Trump for denying Americans the same level of care he had in fighting the infection.

“His continued recklessness makes it impossible to be sympathetic,” Cuomo said. ‘I feel for his wife. ( Where the hell has she been during all of this? Why haven’t we heard from her in all of this? ) I don’t even know how she’s doing. They only talk about him. ( No disrespect to the First Lady, but is she busy doing another girl on girl photo shoot? Is that why we haven’t heard from her? Has the president got her locked up somewhere because she’s pissed at him for giving her COVID, and all she can think about is scratching his eyes out in revenge? I know I would if he gave me COVID. Who knows? I’m just asking why we haven’t seen her ).”

The CNN host also called out Trump’s doctors for lack of information they’ve provided about the president’s health.




( “This president is a walking, talking lying turd. You can’t trust a word he says,” ) says @ChrisCuomo, detailing Trump returning to the White House and removing his mask.

“Every aspect of his pandemic experience and response exhibits disrespect… I’m upset because… this man who can do everything, does nothing. ( And if he’s got Melania locked up in the White House, he better let her go. She should scratch his eyes out, then bitch slap the turd. I know I would ).”

Chris Cuomo Loses It Over Trump’s ‘Bulls**t’ Coronavirus ‘Propaganda’: “Melania Should Bitch Slap The Turd”

https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-destroys-bill-barr-over-no-obama-indictments-before-election-thats-a-disgrace-and-ill-say-it-to-his-face/



From Mediate –


President Trump is livid with his Attorney General Bill Barr, over reports that no indictments of Obama officials will be handed down prior to the election.

Appearing on the Rush Limbaugh Show Friday, the syndicated radio host alerted the president to a recent report from Axios which indicated that the review of the origins of the Russia investigation, being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham, will not be complete prior to the election.

Upon hearing the news, Trump – who has been calling for former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others to be indicted following the probe – absolutely unleashed on his attorney general.

“I’m very disappointed,” Trump said. “I think it’s a terrible thing. And I’ll say it to his face. ( In fact, I would not only tell him to his face what a big disappointment he is, but I would cough in his face and give him the coronavirus, and tell him that it’s his his own fault if he gets sick- and I’m not saying he will, since I no longer have the virus, I feel incredible, I could run from here to the Grand Canyon in just a few seconds like The Flash, but if he does – that he has no one to blame but himself for failing to bring charges against president Obama and his gang of spies. Then for good measure I would sit on his face and pass wind. That’ll teach him to disappoint me ).”

In an interview Thursday on Fox Business, Trump put the onus directly on Barr to deliver prosecution of – among others – Obama and Biden.

“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes – ( like tapping the Trump Tower phones – if he didn’t do it himself, he probably got Crooked Hillary to do it for him, or maybe he trained his dogs, Sonny and Bo, I don’t know – they seem like smart dogs to me – and spying on my wonderful campaign ) – the greatest political crime in the history of our country – then we’re not going  to get any satisfaction,” Trump said. “( But I’ll feel plenty of satisfaction after passing wind in Bill Barr’s face ).”

Trump Destroys Bill Barr Over No Obama Indictments Before Election: ‘I’ll Tell Him It’s A Disgrace, And Then Sit On His Face”