‘Breakthrough’ COVID cases and deaths mount, costly ‘infrastructure’ plan divides Sanders and Welch

Vermont Department of Health

BREAKTHROUGH: Vermont’s breakthrough cases and deaths keep climbing as health authorities continue to say that COVID shots are working as planned.

For the month of September about three in four COVID deaths were considered “breakthrough” vaccinated cases, and 517 such cases were recorded in just one week.

Of 33 COVID-associated deaths recorded by the Vermont Health Department through Sept. 28, just eight were unvaccinated. Past examinations of the Vermont death certificate data have shown that most COVID-associated deaths are among the sick and the elderly, and some cases were listed without a positive COVID test. The department reported four additional deaths Wednesday.

This pattern of mostly the elderly passing away from the virus may be continuing with the more recent deaths. “Recent data specific to the Delta wave shows that Covid-19 deaths are mostly among older Vermonters, in many cases regardless of the person’s vaccination status,” VTDigger reported Wednesday.

According to Vermont Department of Health data, as of Sept. 30 exactly 488,200 people in Vermont have taken at least one COVID shot — including “non-Vermont residents.” With the state population estimated at 623,251, that means at least 135,000 Vermonters, or about 78 percent, received a shot. Data also shows that even for higher age groups up to age 79, the risks of dying from COVID-19 are only at 0.13 percent or less.

‘Infrastructure’ bill

On the national scene, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are at odds on how to vote on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Sanders is calling on lawmakers to vote against the measure, arguing that endorsing the bill would take away political leverage in negotiations concerning a larger $3.5 trillion ‘infrastructure’ bill that includes many non-infrastructure-related items.

Welch meanwhile will support the $1.2 trillion version and he suggested a more diplomatic approach for strategy.

According to GovWin.com, even the smaller $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill includes climate change mitigation.

“Included in that new spending is $46 billion for infrastructure resilience efforts, including climate change, extreme weather events, and cyber-attacks,” their report states. “For climate issues specifically, flood mitigation, drought, wildfire management, and pre-disaster mitigation all received attention.”

The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill has been described as “an assault on our nation, on our communities, and on the American Dream” by former President Donald Trump. Suspicious components of the bill include “amnesty for illegal immigrants, free community college and a repeal of the Trump-era tax cuts, among others,” according to a Washington Times report.

Another example of an unrelated add-on is a plan to have hefty $700,000 fines for companies that don’t mandate vaccines for their employees.

More crime in Burlington

With just 65 officers currently available to protect the citizens of Burlington, the city has recently been seeing a five-fold uptick in shooting crimes, and more crimes have been reported on the department’s press release page since then.

One report indicates that the city’s officers recently “with the assistance of members of the Drug Enforcement Administration Burlington Resident Office, conducted multiple controlled purchases into a Drug Trafficking Organization.” A series of arrests were made last week.

The arrestees were Tyrish Stevenson, 47, Christopher Rivers, 27, and Aldwayne Gadson, 47, all from Brooklyn, New York. Stevenson tried to flee the scene but he did not escape. The search “resulted in the seizure of over 40 grams of suspected cocaine, over 18 grams of suspected fentanyl and two firearms,” according to Burlington police.

In another report, another gun incident occurred near Andy A_Dog Williams Skatepark just after midnight last Friday when a caller said that a person fired a gun from a red vehicle.

“Responding officers located the vehicle and several persons known to them from previous law
enforcement encounters,” the report states. “Officers also recovered physical evidence, including evidence of gunfire, and interviewed witnesses, who indicated that there had been an altercation between two groups.”

The report notes this is an ongoing investigation.

Michael Bielawski is a reporter for True North. Send him news tips at bielawski82@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @TrueNorthMikeB.

Images courtesy of Office of Senator Bernie Sanders/Public domain and Vermont Department of Health

23 thoughts on “‘Breakthrough’ COVID cases and deaths mount, costly ‘infrastructure’ plan divides Sanders and Welch

  1. According to the VTDOH, we’re now seeing the highest surges in cases since the pandemic began! With something like 89% of the population with at least one Covid vaccine shot.

    I thought the vaccines were supposed to be our passports to freedom? Instead, apparently now they’re the passports to keeping a job and to increased infections.

    According to worldometers, Sweden’s cases aren’t peaking and are well below 2020/ early 2021 levels, with 64% of the population vaccinated and no forced vaccination. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

    It might be worth thinking about what might be happening in light of what we know about herd immunity. When Sweden allowed young people to go about their business and get infected with Covid, and as it allowed children to go to school without masks on, it’s likely that a large portion of this population became infected with mild or asymptomatic cases. We’ve known all along that the younger one is, the less of a threat Covid is, all else being equal. These mild and resolved cases, with robust and long-lasting natural immunity, likely served as an effective check on the spread of Covid among the greater population.

    By contrast, by imposing restrictions on everyone– and especially on our children by keeping them home– and only lifting them when a certain portion of the population was vaccinated, we now have a whole slew of people un-exposed to the wild virus while the virus mutates to escape vaccine suppression, and now the new delta variant can infect both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Far from the vaccines being a pass to freedom, it looks like the vaccines have become a pass for the emergence of variants that escape vaccine neutralization and increase infectiousness, and can attack a population whose exposure to the wild virus has been suppressed.

    If such as scenario is correct, then it’s insane to vaccinate children. Have we even developed vaccines against the delta variant yet? If not, would we be vaccinated them with the Wuhan strain, and thus exerting even more pressure for variant emergence? Common sense tells us that the safest path for our children is to boost their immunity with vitamins such as C and D and let them get exposed to the wild virus, or better yet, adopt the Math + protocol and allow them to acquire natural immunity rather than subject them to vaccines that have huge numbers of reported adverse events and are untested long-term. We might even have the common-sense to consult with Sweden over their apparently successful program of essentially letting children be children.

    We know the answer to our Covid problem: it’s ivermectin. But the problem with this broad-spectrum anti-viral that works against variants is that it throws a wrench into the dominance of big pharma and industrialized medicine, to the point that doctors throughout the world are now being penalized for daring to practice medicine as they’ve been taught in medical school. The insanity of our policy of “herd immunity only through vaccination” is becoming apparent. This policy serves industrialized medicine and is destroying innovative medicine in private practices (part of the goal?) If it serves industrialized medicine, then Anthony Fauci is for it. If Anthony Fauci is for it, then Dr. Levine and Governor Scott are falling over themselves to be compliant. We, the people are suffering for this foolishness.

    • 100% everything you said. Someone has to protect these children. This is an experimental drug and may be causing the infections to increase. Leave the children alone! Parents, please do not submit your children to this vaccine mania. It is not an approved vaccine. According to the real science, American medical leaders and governors are doing the reverse of actual logic and are putting people in harms way to follow the criminal Fauci and Joe Biden’s insane mandate. The injection is useless and the booster is the same useless poison. What if we are right and they are wrong? Read the article again and then answer.

  2. Nice photo of the Three Amigo Banditos. It’s so cute to see these grumpy old multi-millionaires having a little spat over who keeps the last of the marbles. I hope their bunkers are fully stocked with pudding cups and Depends.

  3. Sadly corruption of this level and extent is not new to the world.

    Roman Catholic Church
    Church of England

    tis why my ancestors left England and Scotland on the Mayflower. To escape the corruption.

    Now we have a similar situation in America, where the new religion is taking over via the propaganda phones and computers the minds of many, embrace the cause of socialism and communism under the guise of medical tyranny, climate justice and equity.

    All three of these enslave people by taking all their money and freedom.

    Same as it ever was. And like always for going against the natural laws and supernatural laws there will be heavy consequences for those whom worship, power and money. Their works shall do themselves in.

    May take a few years, there will be much struggle….they shall reap what they are sowing, and they are sowing some rather nasty things.

    • Hi Neal,

      You worry about nation-wide corruption and fraud in the US?
      EB-5 was a major example of fraud in Vermont, perpetrated by Dem/Progs, at the highest level.

      Here is an article, with examples of national elections in the US and Germany.



      The main purpose of this article is to inform lay people regarding:

      1) Some of the sordid details of the Arizona 2020 Election as revealed by independent audits
      2) Some of the many ways state elections results have been, and likely will be, manipulated
      3) Mail-in voting providing all sorts of fraud possibilities to election operatives

      Those issues are hardly mentioned/examined by the traditional Media.
      Reporters of the Media know of, and have access to, these details, just by googling, and by reading the Arizona forensic audit reports.

      Instead, these reporters write whatever wording, such as “no widespread voter fraud” and, “fair and free”, would be approved by editors and publishers; a sad state of affairs.

      BTW, the audit proved, the voters had almost nothing to do with frauds.

      Appendix 1, Major Ballot Fraud in Pennsylvania

      Fraud, on a massive scale, was perpetrated by Dem/Progs, several months BEFORE the 2020 Election. It involved completing about 280,000 mail-in ballots in Bethpage, Long Island, New York, using USPS mail-in boxes, and shipping the completed ballots, across state lines, with a trailer-truck, to the USPS Center in Harrisburg, PA, and then to the USPS Center in Lancaster, PA, where the trailer mysteriously disappeared, overnight.

      Appendix 2, German Elections

      Germany, population 84 million, efficiently conducts its elections, in a near-fraud-free manner, without ANY ELECTION MACHINES, AND WITHOUT ANY COMPUTERS, as required by law.

      All is done, by many hands, in a few days. After the polls close. The Germans learned all that from the US during the Occupation, as part of “democratic nation building”.

      Appendix 3, German Identity Card

      The photo ID card can be used for many purposes, including to: 1) register to vote and 2) show to election workers prior to voting.
      No other documents are required.
      Germany does not allow mail-in ballots, by law, except in unusual circumstances.

      According to German law of obligation of identification, it is compulsory for everyone in Germany, age 16 or older, to possess, either an identity card, or a passport.

      PS, this article was sent to every state legislator in Vermont, and thousands of other people.

  4. Sanders is a life-long, extremist communist/socialist, who celebrated his honeymoon in the USSR, before the iron curtain came down.

    He is trying to give the federal government complete CENTRALIZED COMMAND AND CONTROL over the economy, and everything else.

    His $3.5 TRILLION SOCIALIST boondoggle (it was $6.0 TRILLION), does not have a snowball chance in hell.

    Manchin appears to be the only sane Democrat in the Senate, and he has said, on numerous occasions, to Sanders, and to the President and to others, he would consider $1.5 TRILLION, WHICH STILL IS AN OUTRAGEOUS BOONDOGGLE

    • Sinema, of Arizona, is another sane Democrat in the Senate.

      She agrees with Manchin.

      After several meetings with the President, with Schumer, with Sanders, etc., there was no change in their positions at all.

      Sinema has left town, to escape the badgering.

      The whole Sanders cabal/charade, including his open borders, and his legalize everyone, and his taxing the creative private enterprise folks, is finally coming to a screeching halt.

      He needs to retire/be retired ASAP, if sanity is to prevail.

      • Dem/Progs stole the 2020 Election.

        They are using their Coup d’Etat to take over the federal government, place their people everywhere, pull the strings, and have everyone and everything under CENTRALIZED COMMAND/CONTROL, to implement going green, have socialism, high inflation, open borders, etc.


        • While Democrats claimed a minor victory last week – passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government from defaulting until December 3, deep divisions between Senate moderates and House progressives have turned into an embarrassing game of chicken for Democratic leadership.

          At issue are two massive spending packages; the $1.2 trillion bipartisan “infrastructure” (pork galore) deal which the Senate has already passed – only to be held up by House progressives – unless the Senate agrees to pass a $3.5 trillion economic blueprint, which moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refuse to support, unless it undergoes major legislative surgery to shed around $2 trillion.

          Manchin has stated he could consider $1.5 TRILLION, instead of Bernie’s $3.5 TRILLION (originally was $6.0 TRILLION)

          Manchin and Sinema’s votes are crucial, as the only way Democrats ever can hope to pass the economic blueprint is via reconciliation, which requires the two holdouts, to achieve a simple majority of 50 votes, with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker.

    • The Dem/Progs $3.5 TRILLION pork barrel, boondoggle would be just a down payment for continuing existing government programs and expanding existing programs.

      In addition, there would be about $1 to 2 TRILLION per year to continue “fighting climate change” for many decades. See


      The real purpose of all those TRILLIONS is to create additional and expanded Socialistic, do-goodie government programs, that would bribe the inhabitants of Dem/Prog-controlled cities to vote Dem/Prog forever.

      “Global warming fighting” has nothing to do with reducing the world temperature, because mankind’s very puny efforts would completely pale compared to the daily energy input from the sun, which has a varying output.

      This is all about centralized command/control of all phases of our lives, while the “politically unfavored” (the despicables) are mandated to suffer to meet the increasingly nutty mandates imposed by the Dem/Progs.

      About half the world population is more or less exempt from those world-saving sufferings, because they “suffer already”, per Paris Agreements. China’s population is exempt, but it has high-speed trains and the second strongest military in the world, etc.

      John Kerry flies his private jets worldwide, while playing the role of ineffective climate TSAR.

      Bernie refuses to fly, except first class, or on borrowed private planes to lucrative speaking engagements, which beef up his Tax-Free Foundation.

      Life is good for the elite Dem/Progs

      • From the Investors Business Daily

        Economic Systems:

        The climate alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man’s stewardship of the environment. But we know that’s not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this.

        At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is NOT to save the world from ecological calamity but to DESTROY capitalism.

        “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.

        This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

        The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism.

        The evidence is prima facie: A feudal order, that lasted a thousand years, end produced zero growth, and kept workdays long and lifespans short.

        The countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system, which has increased economic out put at least 70 times since 1850, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.

  5. Corruption on full display ‘as normal’ – and the definition of insanity in play: Doing something over and over again and expecting different results.
    We get what we accept.
    Communism it seems, is acceptable to Vermonter leaders.

    One cannot create something new using the same framework of the old.
    We have to WANT something different, imagine something different, and figure out what to put in place to make THAT happen.

    THIS road…is off the rails, in the weeds, and Koyaanisqatsi, wrong headed, absence of heart centeredness, and valuing the lowest densest common denominator within us.
    This is individual work, not group work.
    What WORLD do you want to live in?
    Don’t let these cretins tell you what that looks like.
    Create it where you live, and shave the vision with like minds.

    • Crony capitalism is the first cousin to communism and socialism. It’s the ole good ole boy network, where one political operative does the other favors, of course all the favors are paid for by the tax payers, which grease the wheels of this Montpelier cabal.

  6. It’s great to see the commie/progs and leftist/commies in a circular firing squad
    since the R’s seem to be doing nothing on killing those two ridiculous wasteful pork
    filled bills. They both must die a quick death or the countries financial well being
    will be doomed for the kids future…
    ps. must admit is surprising to see the R’s finally sticking together and not swapping
    sides on these boondoggle bills…

  7. So big Pharma has now invented a “breakthrough” pill that reduces deaths by 50%, many are saying it’s very much an ivermectin substitute,

    Question, if Japan, Houston hospitals, and India are using ivermectin with acombination of other very accessible, inexpensive, and very tolerant….WHAT IS VERMONT USING???

    Would love to hear what our leaders thought are on this. How many Ventilators are being used???

    Michael, yet another great article…..well done.

    • What VT is using Neil is the recommendations of a professor turned
      political hack who was instilled as head of the CDC by the Obidung
      regime. She over ruled the SCIENTIST at the CDC who refused to claim
      the booster was safe to use…RINO Scottie chose political hacks advise
      over “The Science”…..

  8. Interesting that Michael combined three seemingly disparate subjects into one article, but all three topics are the results of poor governance. Indeed, the three are inextricably linked.

    • He’s quite good huh?

      And he is reporting the facts, the reader can draw their own conclusions from these events, no spin or finger pointing needed. This is how minds are changed, it’s an example many in the press would do well to follow.

      Throw in EB5 led by Leahy cherry and Shumlin. Some people might be too busy to comment or reach at this time.

  9. Progressives have an insatiable demand for spending money that doesn’t even exist on total-loss socially destructive programs. They propose government financed EV charging stations nationwide. Nationwide gas stations exist because entrepreneurs profited by selling gas. If there’s a market for charging stations, private enterprise will build them. If there isn’t a viable market, we shouldn’t be paying for them. Solyndra comes to mind.

  10. Welch and Sanders have an insatiable appetite for spending other people’s money. Terrible representation for Vermonters now and for generations.

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