I’m so very sorry for the 3 minutes of life wasted if you watched this video all the way through. Personally I couldn’t stomach it past 30 seconds, but I posted it because it exemplifies perfectly the absolute clown world we live in, where shallow virtue signaling by pampered celebrities is supposed to mean something significant, while serious issues remain hidden and undiscussed.
It also brings the phrase, jumping the shark to mind. For those unfamiliar with it, this is when gimmicks are used to promote something once very popular that has lost relevance and the gimmicks completely fall flat. Just google “Fonzi” and “shark jump”, you’ll see. It was the beginning of the end for the beloved TV show, Happy Days.
I had thought we were well past this moment for the vaccines after the giveaways of booze, doughnuts, cash and even joints (way to go Washington state!) were offered as incentives to get the jab. This, mind you for protection against a disease whose number one risk factor is obesity. Silly me, I had forgotten that anything Covid related is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes new levels of absurdity.
Thus, on a more serious but equally absurd note, we have the U.S. Centers of Disease Control delaying an emergency meeting called to discuss the alarming issue of heart inflammation (myocarditis) occurring after mRNA vaccinations, particularly in young people. The CDC was already behind the curve on this, as Israel started looking in to it in April and eventually concluded there was a link between the Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis. Germany too, as they recently advised against vaccines for for those 17 and younger unless suffering from pre-existing conditions.
Last week the CDC FINALLY mentioned something about it and scheduled an emergency meeting for over a week later on June 18th, with all the urgency one might have choosing bathroom floor tile. Then yesterday President Biden signed a Juneteenth bill in to law, literally creating a new federal holiday out of thin air and somehow CDC officials found it impossible to have their meeting and so delayed it for 5 more days.
Can you imagine this happening in the private sector? Or under President Trump? Yeah, neither can I.
An inflamed heart is never a trivial thing. Even if one recovers quickly, the possibility of bad effects down the road cannot be ignored. As Dr. Cody Messiner, an FDA Committee member and Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center states,
“I’m worried about myocarditis. We don’t know what that means (the test results showing heart inflammation in children) on a longterm basis. Will there be scaring of the myocardium? Will there be a predisposition to arrhythmias later on? Will there be an early onset of heart failure?”
Could the CDC possibly show a little more urgency over this? I’m very against vaccinating kids for Covid 19 and there is not much they could say to convince me otherwise, but there are many parents out there who have either had their kids vaccinated already or who are struggling with the decision to do so who are anxiously waiting to hear from the so called expert class about this.
But alas, having a meeting about such somber things on Juneteenth Day would really be a buzz kill so it’s been pushed off until next week. What’s a few more days anyway when it comes to your kid’s health?
I’m hoping this is the CDC’s jump the shark moment and that people finally realize how horrible they’ve performed throughout the pandemic and how little relevance they have when it comes to public health. Especially for children.