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Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His cartoons are syndicated by Creators. Michael won his second Pulitzer while at Investor's Business Daily.


  • so how come the ‘vacinated’ are getting sick?
    latest Israel study showing about 40% effective
    AND almost 6000 [?] deaths after ‘vaccine’

    • Yeah, maybe you should include the important part:
      The vaccine still provides very high levels of protection against hospitalization (92%) and severe illness (91%) caused by the Delta variant, the ministry said.

      • Perhaps you should learn to understand statistics. For example, “…provides very high levels against hospitalization (92%) and severe illness (91%)….” Compared to what?!

        Is that a comparison between people who have been vaccinated vs. those who have not been vaccinated? Or are we being told 92% of those who contract the Delta variant and have been vaccinated don’t require hospitalization? If the later is true, and I suspect it is, then we need to know how many of those who are not vaccinated and contract the Delta variant require hospitalization. Otherwise, the figures you passed along are completely unsupportive as to the vaccine’s effectiveness.

        The last statistics I saw about a week ago suggested that 11% of unvaccinated people who contract the Delta variant require hospitalization. If those figures are correct, the vaccination reduces the chance of hospitalization from 11% to 8%, and since reports of COVID-19 contractions and deaths are voluntary with little or no follow-up to determine the authenticity of the virus as a contributing cause of death, I highly suspect 3% is well within the margin of error which means the stats you reported may well be wholly inconclusive and effectively irrelevant. Considering we still don’t know the long term risks and effects of the vaccine, I conclude for most people the vaccination provides a very small (and perhaps zero) value in return for the long term (yet unknown) risks of the vaccine.

        As a USAF pilot I was required to get a “special and extra” vaccine before flying highly sensitive operational missions circa 1990-1991 (Desert Storm), and while I’ve never been able to discover what was in the vaccine (and the government won’t admit this “special” vaccine ever existed), I know I have suffered a number of inexplicable physical issues – as have a surprisingly (statistically significant) high number of others who were also given the extra “emergency” vaccination,.

        I’m not trying to imply the vaccines were intentionally flawed – though I don’t rule out that potential underlying agenda. Rather, I’m providing a historical perspective that vaccines quickly developed have, by their general nature and many years of data on other developed vaccinations, risks of their own that we won’t know about for another 10+ years. It should be up to the individual citizen with his/her divine rights to decide whether or not to take the vaccine. The military is a different situation, but I’ll not bore you with my perspectives on military mandates in this response.

        Of course, some people are at high risk for contracting some form of the COVID-19 virus, and for those people I think the risk is worth the potential protection. But mandating vaccinations (like the VA has done for their Title 38 staff) far exceeds federal authority and is a huge overreach of our “natural rights” (or Constitutional rights.)

        Our government and nearly all elected representatives like to use numbers to support their perspective on issues, even though the numbers they provide are almost always without proper context such that they are meaningless for a thinking person. The numbers are also frequently unverified. Unfortunately, most people don’t want to think; they simply want to act sophisticated and claim they are “following the science and specialists” by believing Fauci, Biden, Pelosi (along with some Republicans) have the right answers and accept faulty, incomplete, or manipulated data to support that perspective. Yes, we’ve become a nation of sheep, unable to detect the wolves among us. Heaven help us all!

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