Our battle with COVID-19 appears to be stumbling into a new minefield of our own making.

America had seen great progress against the coronavirus after a sprawling rollout of vaccines, which has helped overcome much of the damage caused by our unpreparedness last year. With more than 600,000 deaths related to COVID, the painful wreckage is surely still with us, but the vaccination effort helped turn the momentum around in the first half of 2021. President Joe Biden had expressed the goal of getting 70% of Americans with at least one dose of vaccine in their arms by July 4, and it seemed doable at one point.

Now, the process is facing resistance. There are those who remain dubious of the vaccine, suspicious of COVID hype and have little trust in science and scientists in general. They also staunchly defend their right not to get vaccinated. As a result, vaccinations have slowed at a level below the threshold of herd immunity.

This creates a dangerous vulnerability.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is picking up steam, particularly in areas where vaccination rates have been low and resistance high. The variant has “pretty much taken over” in the U.S., said Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee.

As of this writing, Florida — where Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing the mantra “Don’t Fauci My Florida,” a slap at infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and his warnings about COVID — has 20% of all new U.S. COVID cases. And Missouri, another low-vaccination region, is seeing a dramatic surge in cases that is putting critical stress on medical facilities.

At this point, the vaccine still provides some protection. As Fauci pointed out Saturday, “When you start seeing what’s called ‘breakthrough infections,’ if you look carefully at them, the overwhelming majority of those are people who either have no symptoms or only very mild symptoms. So the vaccines are still very, very effective in preventing severe disease.”

However, the unvaccinated create a new front of problems.

Those who have refused vaccinations are more vulnerable to COVID, and that is reflected in recent U.S. statistics. According to Offit, 97% of people who are being hospitalized or dying of COVID-19 are not vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the more the coronavirus is allowed to circulate, the more variants can potentially develop, and there are no guarantees that a vaccine will be as effective against those evolving threats down the line.

Compounding this is the rampant misinformation and disinformation about COVID vaccines. These are flourishing on social media, so much so that a frustrated Biden told a reporter Friday that such anti-vaccine material is literally “killing people.”

Thus, it’s not a stretch to say the unvaccinated represent a health threat not only to themselves but also to those around them and, ultimately, to the general population.

We cannot let our guard down against COVID-19, for many dangers remain. Health and government officials at all levels must continue their efforts to push the vaccination process forward. Otherwise, we face more problems and more consequences that could be mostly avoidable if enough people do the sensible thing and get vaccinated.

It’s really up to us.

kmh

(58) comments

Abe

Why are healthcare professionals stopping physicians from prescribing hydroxychloroquine ad ivermectin?

The meds are proven safe and effective, yet we are expected to accept experimental injections. Remember... the cure cannot be worse than the disease!

wakeupmaggie

[rolleyes][rolleyes][yawn]

G. Reaper

It’s an interesting policy you’re following here, Press & Dakotan.

Guys like Abe post disinformation about COVID - disinformation that’s killing thousands of Americans.

And you squelch pushback on this deadly madness.

Abe

Where is your evidence that those two drugs dont work?

What makes you believe that covid is such a deadly killer when the CDC clearly states there is a 99.9% survival rate?

Why does the inventor of the PCR test state publicly that it was never meant to be used for covid diagnosis? AND, goes on to say that this covid PLANdemic is the greatest hoax to be put upon the world?

Why are Frontline Doctors warning about the deadly chemical components in all of the covid vaccines?

Why did a CDC employee whistleblower just come forward with information - under penalty of perjury - that 45,000 deaths are contributed to vaccine recipients, some within 72 hours of their shot?

I doubt any of this information will even slightly intrigue you, Mr. Reaper, but at least others may look past the curtain of "misinformation" and research for themselves what is actually going on:

Covid was developed as a bioweapon.

Fauci and friends worked with billions of our tax dollars to do so with emphasis on gain of function.

The covid "window of opportunity" was created for the WEF to reach their Great Reset goals of global control.

All this is easily researched with quotes, citations, historic facts and data.

Go back to your desk and dig deeper, Reaper.

Abe

I'm looking forward to reading how you will trash this gem of timely information. I'm certain it's all about the website and not the content; which you seem to ignore.

https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/07/dr-peter-mccullough-covid-shots-are-obsolete-dangerous-must-be-shut-down/

Hogan

The scumbags you get your so called information from are. Getting richer with each passing day. Laughing histerically at you. Are fully vaccinated Grow the ****up

Abe

Buzz off, you miserable insect.

Abe

Dear Editor,

Perhaps you could assign a reporter the interesting case of Dr. Bradley Meier. He is a regional physician who was busy successfully healing people with the aforementioned drugs when he was suddenly fired for doing so; causing two of his patients to pass away without the prescriptions he sought for them.

Abe

Attn: error - Mayer, not Meier

Thanks

G. Reaper

It is my job, Abe, to collect the dead.

And you science-denying Trumpsters make it so much more rewarding.

Abe

More assumptions on your part...

science is proving how foolish you sheeple are for accepting the poison. Now I'm a "Trumpster"?

You are so sad.

JMDrury

@Abe

you always spout off about doing your research before you run your mouth.

I would like clearification then from you for your sources.

I did search for a Dr Bradley Meier AND Dr Bradley Mayer.

Both results were bupkis, there is a Dr Mayer, but he is a 2019 graduate of pharmacology and there is no information about his work with hydroxychloroquine . and as for Dr Meier all I found were articles about him being an oncologist.

so please site your sources

Abe

I'm glad to learn that you are actually trying to verify my posts.

Try this: Dr. Bradley Meyer, MD of Pleasant Hill, IA

And since there's ongoing litigation, you will not find your answers on lame search engines that scrub the sordid details or bury the stories altogether. Be creative. Research isn't just entering a few words into google. Any chimp can do that. Dig if you want truth.

VoiceforAll

And what else is your great leader lying about when he speaks? Last night at the totally unwatchable, even though I suffered through it, CNN townhall, Mr. Biden said, and in his words, “If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in the IC unit, and you’re not going to die.” What? Really? According to the AP, not Fox News as all you liberals will say it came from, the AP reports that as of now, 5,492 vaccinated people who tested positive for coronavirus were either hospitalized or died. The lies just keep coming and all the liberals just soak them up as fact. Do your research people on not only the vaccine, but on what your wonderful government is saying and doing, open your eyes.

Old Hugh

Mr. Voice, you don’t speak for all of us. Gimme A. Breake gives you the benefit of the doubt and says you may represent 30% of us.

Even so, I say you need to change your dishonest name.

How about starting a new account? Simply “Voice” would tell us it’s you without presuming we share your Trumpster opinions.

How do you expect us to believe anything you say when your name itself is a bald-faced lie?

Abe

More broken records, huh, Hugh?

You and your slovenly, drooling ilk have to get out more. That cave is going to cause respiratory problems.

Abe

None of you cretins have touched my requests for you to disprove my post. I guess it's too difficult to refute facts, and like totally leftist trolls, you all resort to shallow and ineffective bullying.

Hahaha! You are losing!

Abe

.oo3%

Or 4 million

And how many of those were motorcycle accidents or suicides? The numbers - even taken at face value - dont merit you sissy fear-mongering. It is YOU, those who harrass the critical thinkers, about a chemistry experiment that is killing people.

Please, do go on about your CNN and MSNBC contrived lines of propaganda. Or perhaps try something, I dont know... something that requires you to actually do research to find answers.

VoiceforAll

Come on Old Hugh, going after my name? But that is a typical democrat, if you can't make a good argument, you go after something else. Why are the democrats spending soooooooo much time on the Jan. 6 "attack" as they call it, because they cannot defend what is actually going on in our country right now. Open borders that are streaming in illegal aliens carrying the Covid virus, rising costs of almost everything, rising inflation, rising crime rates, etc. etc. etc. But let's keep the focus on other things, oh yeah, let's take away your freedom of choice, let's tell you if you are vaccinated you won't have to wear a mask, wait, looks like that was a lie as well. Now, let's get all these children vaccinated, let's make them wear a mask, holy cow, where does it stop. When is enough enough people. This is the United State of America, you have freedom's, you have choices, don't let big brother convince you that you don't. Stop believing the lies.

JMDrury

Abe you stated that " All this is easily researched with quotes, citations, historic facts and data."

I would be interested in your sources here are my findings:

You stated: “Why does the inventor of the PCR test state publicly that it was never meant to be used for covid diagnosis? AND, goes on to say that this covid PLANdemic is the greatest hoax to be put upon the world?”

-----The inventor of the PCR test was Kary Mullis, who passed away August 7, 2019, according the the “WHO’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission from their website on cases of ‘viral pneumonia’ in Wuhan DECEMBER 31, 2019.

SOURCE: https://fullfact.org/online/pcr-test-mullis/

--------So unless I am missing a news report quoted by a dead guy………?

You also stated “Why are Frontline Doctors warning about the deadly chemical components in all of the covid vaccines?” -------Google that question work for word and you get some hilarious results, there are NO frontline Doctor’s warning about the vaccine, or any reference to "deadly components".

SOURCE: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/is-the-covid19-vaccine-safe

You also stated “Why did a CDC employee whistle-blower just come forward with information - under penalty of perjury” -------- also super cute statement, ACCEPT the whistle-blower story in question was Robert Lanciotti, wrote in 2016 during the Zika outbreak

“The COVID "window of opportunity" was created for the WEF to reach their Great Reset goals of global control.”

---------That is correct (in a sense), COVID did open a “window of opportunity” but it isn’t about global control. According to www.webforum.org “We set up a new world order after World War II. We’re now in a different world than we were then. We need to ask, what can we be doing differently? The World Economic Forum has a big responsibility in that as well – to be pushing the reset button and looking at how to create well-being for people and for the Earth.”

Sounds nefarious to me lol.

If your going to run your mouth and spout about the evils of the world, search farther a field then FOX news, and SITE YOUR SOURCES

Abe

Oops, you got them all wrong. I suppose your sources are compromised.

PCR testing just got pulled, btw

Abe

You almost reached the truth on each point. Q: do you really believe you are getting full disclosure and facts from your cited sources?

Pro Tip: digging deeper will expose those who are being silenced. There are many voices of dissent trying to get the message out. Thanks for engaging. I hope you do dig deeper.

https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko - hydroxychloroquine

Dr. Lee Merritt

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Carrie Madje

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Dr. Larry Palevsky

Abe

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/why-cdc-quietly-abandoning-pcr-test-covid

JMDrury

Super cute, that website has a "disclaimer" that says This website contains information regarding ZeroHedge.com/ABC Media, LTD, its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, employees, agents, officers, and independent contractors, hereinafter referred to as "The Company". The website, https://www.zerohedge.com is owned and operated by The Company and may contain advertisements, sponsored content, paid insertions, affiliate links or other forms of monetization.

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so it is a self proclaimed NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE, try harder next time

Abe

Nefarious? Yes, indeed.

Here's just one discourse on what Klaus wants to accomplish...

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/07/23/delingpole-watch-brave-dutch-mp-skewer-klaus-anal-schwabs-great-reset/

JMDrury

ok a debate about weather he like a guys book and believed that he had good ideas......not very nefarious.....try again

Abe

https://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2021/06/27/dr-peter-mccullough-whistleblowers-inside-cdc-claim-injections-have-already-killed-50000-americans

JMDrury

www.algora.com is A BLOG, you can write anything you want

Abe

I would encourage you to read the books Klaus Schwab has authored, tempered with the words of Christopher Hedges and others who see what is being planned.

If you are one who signs up for the brave new world, I'll keep you in my prayers.

Gimmy A. Breake

The moniker “Voice” decided to choose

He uses to spread his lies from FoxNews

What else would we see from such a guy

Masquerading behind a name that’s a lie

Friedrich Farmer

For someone who bid us adieu just a short while ago, Abe, you sure do post a lot.

Did you have a change of heart?

Abe

Not changed as much as yours probably will.

Friedrich Farmer

Abe, in the face of mounting Covid deaths among unvaccinated Americans, maybe instead of trying to debunk the medical science of Covid-19, you should join the Flat Earth Society.

You can’t pick a better lost cause than that.

And you won’t be contributing to the misinformation that's killing so many of you science deniers.

Abe

FE is actually an interesting study. I think it's ridiculous that you believe Fauci and his goon squad after they have consistently fumbled their game plans. Go ahead and live in fear, sheep.

Abe

Hahaha... medical science, eh?

Maybe you should call it what it is: FRAUD PERPETUATED UPON THE WORLD!

Jolly Roger

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥

Abe, deaths among unvaccinated folks like you are spiking.

Meanwhile deaths among us vaccinated folks are almost nonexistent.

You’re like Bagdad Bob who told the world on TV that Saddam Hussein was winning the Gulf War as our tanks closed in on him in the background.

But please don’t leave as you’ve threatened.

In the face of the growing UNvaccinated bodycount. I’ll be fascinated to see how long you keep to your Trumpian anti-science schtick.

Please keep posting, Schnucki. You may not make any sense, but at least we’ll know you’re still alive.

Abe

Oh, I know the bit. I listen to NPR, too. It translates to this: OBEY OBEY OBEY

Abe

You just cant break from the official story. Why is that? Are you so lazy that you accept any story that MSM throws at you? Do you not care to investigate my claims because you may get scared? Grow a pair, kid!

VOICE for VoiceforAll

WebMD, the medical website, says, “For the unvaccinated, coronavirus is soaring again.”

Among these unfortunate victims fewer than 1% of the dead have been vaccinated. The rest are America’s unvaccinated holdouts.

No one claims vaccination is 100% effective. But the odds are obvious.

🟥 Please get vaccinated. We beat smallpox and polio. We can beat COVID, too. 🟥

Abe

Hahaha, WebMD? Seriously? In case you haven't noticed, the vast majority of medical professionals are all swept up by the same muse that you fell for.

Have you looked into Americasfrontlinedoctors.com yet?

Abe

And the cockroaches come out from hiding,

With the MSM propaganda they keep citing.

The experts' advice they refute

Their ignorance so resolute

Without research they are all merely chiding.

Gimmy A. Breake

Good show, Abe‼️👍 A limerick!

Apparently deadly ignorance and clever talent can coexist.

Abe

As proven by yourself. Is that what you're getting at?

Abe

As usual, the mob throws stones, but cannot continue any meaningful dialogue from the citations and sources I've provided. That should fully inform all who are follow in these threads that the leftists have no content, but hot air.

Abe

Moderna: founded by Anthony Fauci

Moderna website: the supposed vaccine is "an injectable operating system"

Go ahead, be my guest!

Gimmy A. Breake

Your reputation is fragile; you try to conserve it.

Some think you're crazy; you might just deserve it

To you, what you’re saying makes perfect sense

To believers in science, you’re hopelessly dense

Abe

You cannot call it science. Please, defend the PCR tests as science, you nitwit.

Abe

Your poetry has become stale and smells of dead carp.

JMDrury

are you magnetic now too???

Abe

Not me, but I've met two so far who are. I'm witness to the phenomenon in person. Freaky, especially since they have not received the vax. I also know four people who have died shortly after receiving the jab... from heart failure. They were young and healthy. Sad that they trusted the poison.

E pluribus

Abe, the only way I can wrap my brain around your worldview is if you’re telling us you don’t believe

1)- any of the media outlets or

2)- the Medical institutions

who are telling us about a coronavirus surge among the unvaccinated.

Abe

First off, you must find a brain.

Abe

Seriously though, do you ever consider these few simple facts and assemble them into a plausible scenario...

1) we have been lied to so many times it's a wonder anyone would accept any story from our government at face value. That really cant be refuted, but go ahead.

2) the CDC told us that there is a 99.98% survival rate for all who get covid 19. So I'm stocked up on chicken soup. What are you doing that is proactive. Oh wait... never mind. It may be too much for your little heart.

3) early on, physicians proved that they could relieve and/or cure the viral infections with safe, cheap, proven medications. Why take a jab that is so highly questionable. Prove that it's completely safe first, okay?

If it was such a great idea to get vaxxed with highly questionable injections, why force it (see Nuremberg Code) or sell it to us with lotteries, doughnuts etc?

Find out if 45,000 deaths occurred worldwide within the first three days of taking the jabs. Prove that is false. The onus is on you now. I've repeatedly put forth facts and data and I've not seen any of you cretins prove it is untrue.

G. Reaper

Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham will tell you the good news on any FoxNews Channel. Trust them.

No one needs a vaccine. Go back to your ephemeral lives.

Abe

Exactly. We truly dont need any e experimental concoctions that clearly state they cannot prevent infections, transmissions or symptoms. Why is it even considered a vaccine then? Oh, because you heard that so many times it is now become part of who you are: a covid vax zombie sucking the news from the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC.

JMDrury

@ Abe

you say that you know 2 people that are now magically magnetic but they DIDN'T receive the VAX....interesting, can they also speak to animals and are they in possession of space lasers?

Also you know 4 perfectly healthy people that DID receive the VAX and are now dead?

Did you personally see their medical reports? Did you get face to face confrontation from their medical professionals that their deaths were VAX related?

If you have SO much insider knowledge then why are you spending your time and wasting all of ours, show the proof, shout it from the roof tops bring your "knowledge" to the world.....But sadly No, you will continue to spout your propaganda to the masses with ill-conceived "facts" from blogs and sites with no credibility for sources and call them accurate

Abe

Ahhhhhh, good... good. I sense your hunger for truth. I'll share the six names if you agree to meet me in a dark alley.

JMDrury

I'll bring my tin foil hat and rubber boots so the alien's with the space lasers wont hear us.[alien]

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