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Posted By: Judy W., 7/15/2021 7:38:09 AM

With about a third of adults in the U.S. still completely unvaccinated, and cases of COVID-19 on the rise, the U.S. Surgeon General is calling for a war against "health misinformation." On Thursday, Dr. Vivek Murthy is releasing the first Surgeon General's advisory of his time serving in the Biden administration, describing the "urgent threat" posed by the rise of false information around COVID-19 — one that continues to put "lives at risk" and prolong the pandemic. Murthy says Americans must do their part to fight misinformation. "COVID has really brought into sharp focus the full extent of damage that health misinformation is doing," Murthy told NPR in an exclusive interview


This is really horrifying. We are fast descending into a police state.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pixelero 7/15/2021 7:49:23 AM (No. 846390)
Yeah right about the same time the election audit is proving fraud. No connection, there. /s
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LaVallette 7/15/2021 7:49:46 AM (No. 846391)
What information is the Honorable Surgeon General privy to about the long range effects of the Covid Vaccines, the new and previously untried mRNA versions in particular, that no one else has, not even the pharma companies developing them. Fra from being vaccines the mRNA versions actually interferes with the the RNA of the body's immune system to deal specifically with the Covid virus. What are the implications of that for future viruses and are there any genetic effects for future generations..
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Reply 3 - Posted by: spacer 7/15/2021 7:54:43 AM (No. 846395)
He should hurry his dire warnings over to the FDA. They have yet to approve ANY of the invasive pollutants that may have immediate and long term side effects.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: John C 7/15/2021 7:57:00 AM (No. 846400)
Another incompetent hire by the great brain trust of the biden administration. Double alert he went on NPR to pass along his crap. Go away!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41 7/15/2021 8:08:07 AM (No. 846412)
How about identifying the "...dozen major spreaders of vaccine misinformation...." Statista? It's an international site that has the clearest summary of actual deaths by age, information I've yet to see on the CDC page.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: starbaby 7/15/2021 8:21:05 AM (No. 846423)
How about combating some of these "myths" with some proof? Maybe because there's not any. And won't be for many years. "...but Murthy says fear about possible side effects or extremely rare adverse events are also a powerful driver of vaccine hesitancy." This is no myth. These side effects and adverse events (including death!) have actually happened, however rare. I'm sure the good doctor would consider this post misinformation so please make up your own mind, no doubt you're fully capable of doing so.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: gop_guys 7/15/2021 8:36:20 AM (No. 846438)
World ivermectin day coming up July 24.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: czechlist 7/15/2021 8:41:39 AM (No. 846442)
NPR? preaching to the choir?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 7/15/2021 8:45:30 AM (No. 846447)
Ruling class elites have dispatched brown shirts door to door to check on vaccine compliance. And the democrat goon squad announced plans to spy on text messages to stop vaccine “misinformation.” The spying on text messages is particularly troubling because no reasonable person believes the surveillance is to be limited to vaccine “misinformation.” Where is Republican leadership on this frightening crackdown? I have heard nothing. Sarcasm, Republican leadership, sarcasm.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Golden Goose 7/15/2021 8:45:51 AM (No. 846449)
I tip my hat to the rest of you who have avoided receiving this non-vaccine, despite the use of every ridiculous carrot and stick imaginable. I was almost persuaded by the TikTok star paraded out with Jen Psucki. /s
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bluefindad 7/15/2021 8:54:40 AM (No. 846462)
Maybe we'll reconsider the shots when they start describing side effects on all their COVID vaccine commercials like all other drugs are required to provide.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/15/2021 9:03:10 AM (No. 846471)
When new case numbers were at this same level a little over a year ago hospitalizations and deaths ranged from 4 to 8 times higher than they are now. We have protected the vulnerable, developed effective treatments, and most people (via natural infection or vaccine) are immune. In other words, we have won. We have beaten Covid. Another huge win for Western Civilization. I know that is not politically convenient for Democrat tyrants however. Rule by fear and rule by threat is their preference.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 7/15/2021 9:07:23 AM (No. 846477)
Well, no duh! Before the election Dementia Joe and Kamalasutra ran around bad-mouthing and sowing seeds of doubt against Trump's vaccine plan. I guess they succeeded in convincing about 35% of the country to not get the vaccine and are now reaping what they sowed. The morons only have themselves to blame.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 7/15/2021 9:09:28 AM (No. 846479)
Well, yes, but if the government would stop spreading that misinformation people might start to become informed.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jhpeters2 7/15/2021 9:12:39 AM (No. 846486)
I went into this article expecting to see that Vivek was once upon a time Vivica or something originally female. What a breath of fresh air that wasn't the case. It must be a first for this administration.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/15/2021 9:14:09 AM (No. 846487)
The most 'urgent threat' that I know of is the constant stream of lies from Communists who call themselves Democrats and 'journalists'.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/15/2021 9:17:42 AM (No. 846489)
People are getting Covid, after being vaccinated, because the vaccine gave them Covid, which they would otherwise not have gotten. The vaccines cause changes in your blood capillaries, small blood clotting, that over time will develop into heart disease. Pregnant women were excluded from all tests of this vaccine. The reason is they should never take this vaccine. I fear anyone that has taken this vaccine has been had.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/15/2021 9:18:29 AM (No. 846490)
Click the link... wow, if Obama had a son... maybe he does?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: coyote 7/15/2021 9:19:47 AM (No. 846494)
All along, I have thought there was Covid-19 misinformation.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: TLCary 7/15/2021 9:19:58 AM (No. 846496)
FTA: "On social media we need a 'Surgeon general's warning: misinformation kills.' How about, 'Surgeon general's warning: mRNA Vaccine kills.' Like tobacco, we know it is a fact. Oddly, COVID mortality rates are lower in smokers. Strange, isn't it? 'Citizens general warning: politicized government medicine kills' AND It's "Surgeons General"! Get it right NPR!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/15/2021 9:27:29 AM (No. 846510)
More censorship on the way! Do these people believe in free speech at all?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: paral04 7/15/2021 9:39:03 AM (No. 846522)
These folks would be more credible if they also mentioned how you can protect your immune system naturally and that there are treatments that they are withholding that can be used. No, they just want to push this junk shot which they have no idea of the short and long time effects. Anyway, the vaccine hasn't been available for one year and how many other variants have been spawned? So now you need not two but three shots of the stuff and next month will they add another? The drug companies are sitting around gleefully counting their money while the public guinea pigs are being terrorized.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared 7/15/2021 9:42:23 AM (No. 846529)
So we took care of the previous threat of White Militias in quick time, Isn't the lack of a Kinkos or Office Depot in rural areas an Urgent Threat, too? So many National Emergencies, I need a Roladex.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/15/2021 9:52:19 AM (No. 846539)
He might want to start with the CDC and Fauci. Both have contributed greatly to the mistrust many people have for government edicts especially as they've suppressed information about successful treatments, and adverse effects of "vaccines."
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Jethro bo 7/15/2021 10:02:38 AM (No. 846547)
Good! About time somebody shut Fauci up!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 7/15/2021 10:12:08 AM (No. 846556)
The fact that all the wrong people are pushing the vax so hard is great evidence that the vax is bad news. Heck, they could be not lying this time. But they lie so much and for such predictable reasons.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono 7/15/2021 10:33:02 AM (No. 846573)
Tidy Left-leaning narrative. Were the threat of the unvaccinated truly the concern, the borders would tighten and those entering would be screened and quarantined against a new surge in the virus. That isn't happening, so they're shining us on yet again. I'm inclined to agree with #1 - that this is a Wag The Dog style distraction to justify the mainstream media's lack of coverage of the Left-damning election audit results.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Kate318 7/15/2021 10:35:17 AM (No. 846578)
We’re not stupid. We can see with our own eyes the realities of Covid-19, and all it’s reincarnations, in our lives and the lives of others. The government is hysterical because we are leaning to our own knowledge and experience, instead of falling for the propaganda. It seems that the more evidence that comes out about these vaccines, the harder the government pushes in the opposite direction. Critical thinkers must ask themselves why.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Marzipan4 7/15/2021 10:35:19 AM (No. 846579)
Once again we must take the vaccine because… because, because you have to. Absolutely never do they express why a healthy, non risk group individual with less than 1% risk needs to have the vaccine that is still not fully tested. My body, my choice and if I choose poorly, just like a total diet of junk food and alchohol which in their economy is a non risk group, they can keep their hands out of my free American life.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/15/2021 10:41:15 AM (No. 846586)
I'm sorry but I long ago lost faith in the CDC and in Dr. Fauxi. I trust my own doctor and I will listen to him. He knows me and I am not just a blip on a graph to him.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/15/2021 10:43:59 AM (No. 846588)
Oh look; a squirrel!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Proud Texan 7/15/2021 11:01:09 AM (No. 846610)
A "warning" from an it that doesn't know the difference between male and female. Now THERE is an "expert"!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/15/2021 11:57:24 AM (No. 846671)
Really, where did you get your Medical Credentials? Same place as Dr. Fakie?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: DVC 7/15/2021 12:30:08 PM (No. 846714)
Darn....too much truth leaking out, despite their best efforts. Like in the Soviet times, Pravda put out the "truth" and all else was "misinformation". Fauci lies. THERE is your primary source of misinformation.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: cold porridge 7/15/2021 1:08:01 PM (No. 846761)
If you really want to stop "health misinformation" slap the heck out of Fauci, and tell him to sit down and shut up.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/15/2021 1:12:16 PM (No. 846766)
Doesn't carry much weight coming from a partisan hack like this clown. The government misleads the public every day on every subject, include the Controlvirus.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: 67cj5 7/15/2021 1:26:10 PM (No. 846776)
What misinformation? Be specific. If you don't tell people what specific misinformation they are receiving how do they know it is in fact misinformation? Just give a couple of examples with concrete proof that it is misinformation! Just coming out saying there's misinformation out there is stupid, hell yes there is misinformation coming from both the people for vaccination and against vaccination and from people who believe covid is deadly and those that think its a cold.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: columba 7/15/2021 2:00:42 PM (No. 846807)
Many "news" stories contain opinions from people who are pretending that Biden is President. I do not believe an of them.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 7/15/2021 2:33:22 PM (No. 846858)
Ya see? There are too many fingers in the soup. Not a cohesive plan any where any time. There are sooo many "experts" giving their opinions/warnings about covid-19. Then 50 more come along with 50 more opinions. We are supposed to believe "WHAT?" Surbachie faoucie said the people who live in red states and the south are the people who are causing all the vax problems. There they go again. It seems to me that in ANY case, we the people have a right TO KNOW what is going on. A place or person we can trust for a good scientific answer. Not 50+ subscribed idiots who know NOTHING but yet give an opinion which is wrong. Urgent threat? Esplain that one NPR! Get real.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: paral04 7/15/2021 7:19:51 PM (No. 847130)
Here we go again! Vacinations don't seem to be the answer since people are getting the illness ater they have had the shot which doesn't protect for the variants. So they will be more and more shots, paid for by the taxpayers while treatment and preventative measures are ignored
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Reply 41 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/15/2021 8:49:40 PM (No. 847186)
Do you really think I am going to believe any pronouncement from "the US Surgeon Genersl"? Credibility less than zero. I have nothing but contempt for these goobermint cockroaches.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: mifla 7/16/2021 5:16:51 AM (No. 847434)
He should do lunch with Fauci.
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The US has recorded one shooting every 12 minutes in the last week, with at least 915 incidents leaving 430 dead and 1,007 wounded as gun violence spirals out of control across the nation. Data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive reveals more than 1,000 Americans were wounded or killed in shootings in the seven days between Saturday July 17 and Friday July 23. The violence of the last week comes as the nation is on track to record its deadliest year of gun violence to date. Between January and July 24 2021, there has been 25,216 gun-related deaths including homicides, murders, suicides,
John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ blared at the
Olympics, is a totalitarian’s anthem
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Posted by Imright 7/26/2021 1:55:57 AM Post Reply
The Olympics opening ceremonies in Tokyo featured one of the worst pop songs of all time: Yes, I’m speaking of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” sung by a large children’s choir and a bevy of celebrities. As a fan of the Beatles and Lennon especially, it pains me to say this, but it’s true: While its melody and arrangement are ­indeed beautiful, the lyrics are an invitation to moral and political chaos.Consider the opening verse: “Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us, above us only sky / Imagine all the people livin’ for today.” I frankly can’t imagine anything worse.
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