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Thousands in Argentina express indignation at the VIP vaccination scandal

Sunday, February 28th 2021 - 10:21 UTC
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Thousands took to the streets in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires and other main cities on Saturday to protest against the government of Alberto Fernandez following the VIP vaccination scandal, which meant a privileged few, mainly politicians, families, and cronies, were able to skip queues and receive the Covid 19 jabs. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    Here we are on year two on our “fifteen days” to flatten the curve...

    Now the idiots are seriously discussing double masks, vaccine passports and anal swabs!

    Meanwhile THROUGHOUT the world this VIP inoculation scheme has been going on as obviously the corrupt Argentines were caught.

    Some very wealthy and powerful people flew to Miami to receive free injections and there has been vaccinations available for over two months to a select group of people worldwide.

    I sympathize with the Argentines — but frankly some of the world health organization authorities should be burned at the stake!

    It’s unfortunate that the Swedish model was not adapted by other nations and the loss of individual freedom is depressing.

    Feb 28th, 2021 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    It’s fortunate that the Swedish model was not adapted by other nations as the loss of individual life is final.


    Feb 28th, 2021 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

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    I still recommend being vaccinated, but when you compare Sweden with the rest of Europe — the lockdown was absolutely meaningless.

    Sweden never locked down at all. Yet their “cases” and “Covid related deaths” have been dropping exactly in parallel with the UK.

    Currently the scary red numbers are all going down — Cases — Deaths — Hospitalisations. They’re all going down, sharply, and have been for weeks!

    Further, the drop is happening simultaneously in different countries all around the world, and not every country is vaccinating at the same rate or even using the same vaccine. So no, the “vaccines” are not causing the drop.

    Another suspect is the lockdown, with blaring propaganda stating that all the various government-imposed house arrests and “distancing” measures have finally had an impact.

    The actual global decline in “Covid deaths” started in mid-to-late January.

    What else happened around that time? Well, on January 13th the WHO published a memo regarding the problem of asymptomatic cases being discovered by PCR tests, and suggesting any asymptomatic positive tests be repeated.

    This followed up their previous memo, instructing labs around the world to use lower cycle thresholds (CT values) for PCR tests, as values over 35 could produce false positives.

    Essentially, in two memos the WHO ensured future testing would be less likely to produce false positives and made it much harder to be labelled an “asymptomatic case”.

    In short, logic would suggest we’re not in fact seeing a “decline in Covid cases” or a “decrease in Covid deaths” at all.

    What we’re seeing is a decline in perfectly healthy people being labelled “covid cases” based on a false positive from an unreliable testing process.

    And we’re seeing fewer people dying of pneumonia, cancer or other disease have “Covid19” added to their death certificate based on testing criteria designed to inflate the pandemic. We certainly see this in Chile!

    It’s a beautiful day here in Viña!

    Feb 28th, 2021 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think


    I wouldn't Think of other than recommend getting vaccinated and..., when you compare Sweden with the rest of Scandinavia..., their “No-Lockdown” was (and is) absolutely meaningless*..
    *(Swedish 2020 GDP has fallen more than Norway's and almost as much as Finlands and Denmarks..., btw...)

    Sweden never locked down... Therefore their “Cases” and “Covid Related Deaths” have been much... much higher than those of their neighbours..., up to twelve (12) times higher than the rest of Scandinavia...

    Currently the scary Swedish red numbers are all going up..., Cases..., Deaths... Hospitalisations... They’re all going up..., sharply..., and have been for weeks...:

    In short..., logic would suggest..., the Swedish authorities are not acting logically...

    And... what we’re seeing... , all over the World..., are serious Public Health Statistics of Serious Institutions from Serious Countries (including Shile) that are showing an EXCESS MORTALITY of about 2,500,000 souls in 2020...

    Nice day here too...

    Feb 28th, 2021 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Governments can't compel us to follow their advisements, such as lockdowns. It is our responsibility to follow the dictates of quarantine. If it was adhered to for fourteen days, the epidemic would be over. Like it was contained, during the SARS outbreak.

    Feb 28th, 2021 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    Like I earlier remarked — we are in our second year of our FIFTEEN DAY shutdown.

    We voluntarily strictly observed a strict lockdown — including cancelling our family Easter celebration.

    (We even had the latest influenza and pneumococcal vaccination which our doctor now feels caused us to be diagnosed with COVID antibodies.)

    I would note that as of yesterday — in Chile out of 19 million we’ve experienced 20K mortalities. (Notably other respiratory deaths have almost disappeared from our official statistics.)

    Noted USA epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski says that the massive drop in influenza cases can be attributed to the fact that many are being falsely counted as COVID-19 cases.

    Wittkowski, former Head of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design at Rockefeller University, cautioned that, “Influenza has been renamed COVID-19 in large part.”

    According to CDC figures, the cumulative positive influenza test rate from late September into the week of December 19th was just 0.2%, compared to 8.7% from a year before.

    The SAME phenomena has occurred in the UK with the NIH reporting ZERO cases of influenza!

    Meanwhile, it’s absolutely lovely here on the Pacific coast. The grandchildren have returned to La Dehesa and Vitacura to prepare for school. People have become more relaxed as the lockdown has been lightened.

    Madame’s Lycée Français gourmand girlfriend and husband are arriving on Tuesday in which we’ve replenished our precious stock of Viña Morandé Brut Nature.

    Glad to here your weather on the beautiful Ligurian coast is pleasant and I wish you all the very best.


    Feb 28th, 2021 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mein lieber Shicuréo...

    “Ohne Butter werden wir fertig..., aber nicht beispielsweise ohne Leben...”
    (Frei nach J. Göbbels Sprache in Berlin..., Januar 17, 1936)


    Mar 01st, 2021 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    With all due respect — Madame would certainly reject such an outrageous blasphemy — as what is life without butter?

    Although last year we actually locked down for the Easter holiday — as you know we actually profited immensely with seizing economic opportunities during the chaos.

    Thankfully we saw through the insanity — we even used creative loopholes to celebrate our traditional annual farm and Christmas parties for our staff — by officially labeling them “safety meetings” with tremendous success!

    The COVID restrictions became a game for us — but we took careful measures of washing our hands with soap.

    So yes, the actions of our government by ruining the lives of people especially involved in the restaurant and retail business was a marvelous opportunity for us — just like Goebbels in seizing the riches of a certain class of businessmen.

    Speaking of fat — as a change from seafood — we today prepared pork tenderloin with bacon — because one can never have enough bacon.

    The only slight complication was wrapping the bacon around the tenderloin as it separated a bit after cooking, but in the grand scheme of things it was a resounding success. (A bit of salt, pepper, some chopped thyme, a drizzle of honey, and a quick sear to crisp the bacon a bit, then into the convection oven with a temperature probe.)

    This paired very nicely with a bottle of ‘15 Viña Arboleda Brisa — which is a marvelous blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre and Malbec.

    As I mentioned Madame’s girlfriend and gourmand food provider is arriving Tuesday with an expected SUV loaded with freshly butchered lamb, a wide variety of chévre and speciality mushrooms — all which they produce in Chillán.

    Although her charming husband profitably grows apples and kiwi — his eclectic wife is involved in several unprofitable ventures.

    This includes Yuzu citrus — which they have planted a few trees. (Have you ever tried them?)


    Mar 01st, 2021 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jlt

    The Argentina Government is pathetic and so are the people who put them in power. They are all criminals.

    Mar 01st, 2021 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    About Yuzus...:

    My primitive & insufficient Google research seems to suggest that many a primitive Italian Citrus have been originally grafted on them hardy Yuzu stems...
    (Being the Ligurean Levante Coast..., the first place in Italy where citruses were grown commercially..., btw...)

    My poor neglected lemontree produces some small, ugly, aromatic fruit with big, fatty Macadamia looking seeds..., so..., it may well be a Yuzu hibrid...

    Anyhow... fruits are very much like women...
    The seediest ones are the tastiest ones...

    Mar 01st, 2021 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    You are correct!

    There are so many unusual varieties of fruit and women — although sadly their peak of ripeness soon rapidly declines and quickly becomes unpalatable.

    (The presence of seeds, tough skins and even thorns certainly sometimes are a part of their special attraction — although some fruit never ripens and remains bitter to the taste.)

    On occasion — luscious fruit and women can be allowed to ferment and develop into the nectar of the Gods (or the wrath of Hell) depending of the fortune and skills of the distiller.

    I would like to imagine that the seductive sweet grapes I serendipitously picked were of what has now developed into the finest Catalan XO brandy — that has aged beautifully and certainly has not oxidized.

    However I also suspect my own personal crude pressing of questionable varieties has ignobly fermented to something more appropriate for vinegar — although arguably my cork still remains firm upon occasion.

    Appreciation of fruit is subjective — who would have predicted that a fruit with a wrinkled pebbly exterior with an outrageously large seed and actually turning black when ripe would become so popular? (Especially when you consider it’s not sweet and with a high fat content.)

    In all fairness to your earlier arguments, the pandemic is a serious matter — but from the outset was poorly diagnosed as well as handled by our world leaders.

    Using the current statistics of my country — 20K mortality rate of 19 million — proportionally the last great pandemic a half century ago was surprisingly far more devastating than today’s.

    In 1969 through 1970 Chile suffered a terrible mortality rate due to the 1968 flu pandemic*, also called Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968 massive global outbreak of influenza that originated in China in July 1968 and lasted until 1969–70.

    The outbreak was the third influenza pandemic to occur in the 20th century; it followed the 1957 flu pandemic and the influenza pandemic of 1918–19.


    Mar 01st, 2021 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Can't help but wondering..., where and when did a jeune Shilean cadet..., presque imberbe encore..., closely guarded during the last Quinquagint by a bloodthirsty vestal tricoteuse..., got all that experience about “diverse fruits tastes”...???

    Mar 01st, 2021 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    (So very strange, as your post mysteriously disappeared...then returned.)

    As mentioned — tomorrow Madame’s eclectic girlfriend arrives tomorrow and amongst her cargo are mushrooms which we greatly enjoy.

    However, I can surely assure you that sampling exotic delights can be even deadly by those lacking good sense to sample without caution.

    One bad selection of an exotic mushroom can lead to highly disastrous results.

    But then again — it’s like the motto of WHO DARES WINS as we all face serious consequences when we’re foolishly careless.

    Today’s le déjeuner was last night’s pork tenderloin sandwiches with fresh sourdough bread dressed with a German mustard/horseradish spread and the remainder of the marvelous Arboleda Brisa.

    The remainder of the tenderloin will probably be served cold tomorrow on a charcuterie board — although what’s certain for Wednesday is seafood paella with invited guests.

    (As you might remember, Madame’s planned gran paella fare was originally planned for New Years.)


    Mar 01st, 2021 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    You say...:
    ***“One bad selection of an exotic mushroom can lead to highly disastrous results.”***

    I say...:
    One good selection of an exotic mushroom can lead to mental shackle shattering results...


    Mar 02nd, 2021 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    Busy day for vacation...

    Yes there are the psilocybin types and even some controversy about the Portabella — but we prefer the delicious ones that are sautéed in butter.

    In the next few days I'll be on a learning experience as Madame's girlfriend has specialized mostly on tree mushrooms using freshly cut two meter logs with special plugs.


    Mar 02nd, 2021 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    And poor little minimalist me..., up here..., boiling a cheap & frugal portion of “Impepata di Cozze”... (fresche..., da La Spezia...)
    To be washed down with ½ a liter of spremuta da Vanilla Oranges of Ribera...

    Mar 02nd, 2021 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    Pitiful me — as we have no housekeeper — the bloodthirsty vestal tricoteuse has had me meticulously cleaning the already “perfectly meticulous clean apartment” below us.

    However I have been rewarded with an outstanding mixed ceviche with avocado washed down with copious quantities of Morandé Brut Nature.

    Meanwhile, our government here is panicking with the latest upsurge in COVID cases and extending the restrictions that was scheduled to end on the 13th.

    If you’ll remember last year we were warned about overcrowded hospitals and mass burial spectacles — yet none of that has actually happened in Chile. (I remember Chinese people falling dead in the streets of Wuhan — yet we’ve seen nothing like that here.)


    Mar 02nd, 2021 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    You say...,
    ***“ The bloodthirsty vestal tricoteuse has had me meticulously cleaning the already “perfectly meticulous clean apartment” below us...”***

    I say...:
    - That's how it usually ends for the ones of us that prefer to “Play it Safe” and feed on our delicious local ones..., sautéed in butter and lightly spiced with some boooring salt & pepper..., instead of risking tasting some Strong Shrooms or Spicy Caribeeans... ;-)


    Mar 02nd, 2021 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

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    Although she’s been busy artfully arranging flowers — ma mariée exagérée has been impossible all day. Tomorrow will be interesting...

    As far as magic mushrooms — I’m aware of some of the possibilities — but I’ve pushed the envelope already too far...

    ...some day perhaps when we’ve become too bored with life...


    Mar 03rd, 2021 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Uat japen uit iur...: “JU DERS UINS”... Shicuréo...?

    Mar 03rd, 2021 - 01:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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