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Aug 20 10:59

RFK Jr Sues Facebook, Zuckerberg & Three 'Fact-Checkers' For 'Government-Sponsored Censorship'

Robert F Kennedy Jr's Children's Health Defense is suing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and three of Facebook's "so-called fact checkers" for allegedly working on behalf of the government to censor their posts on public health.

Aug 20 09:40

The Case for Masks, School Closings, & Social Isolation Just Collapsed!

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published a comprehensive new study on how contagious the COVID-19 virus is. And I’m sorry to report that the case for a number of popular new practices that seem to have filled some spiritual need a lot of Americans have for self-abasement just completely collapsed.

The list of practices no longer having any conceivable rationale includes:

Aug 20 09:19

Your Brain, With a USB Port in It: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Vision Divides Experts

Your brain, with a USB-C port in it. That’s Elon Musk’s vision for Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI). In a controversial July 2019 white paper he claimed that his company Neuralink had taken a huge step towards building a “scalable high-bandwidth BMI system” that would let the human brain “stream full broadband electrophysiology data” to a network, using a combination of ultra-fine polymer probes, a neurosurgical robot that sews them into the brain, and custom high-density electronics.

A “single USB-C cable provides full-bandwidth data streaming from the device” the paper noted: the device having been stitched, in theory, to your cerebral cortex. Neuroscientists were varying shades of intrigued, appalled and dismissive: the custom hardware would only pick up noise, they suggested: interpretation of brain waves simply wasn’t that advanced; the ethical issues were pronounced; the body would reject this level of intervention; where was the peer review of the paper?

Aug 20 08:20

Australia Prime Minister Puts Citizens On Notice: All Will Likely Undergo Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

For those fearing that all the prior state-enforced social distancing and lockdown protocol which hit a peak in early summer — from arresting surfers on empty beaches, to telling people they can't even jog, to police detaining moms for merely letting their children play on taxpayer bought public playgrounds — would only too easily and hastily transition to a forced vaccination regimen the moment one is rushed out despite safety or the various potential long-term side effect 'unknowns'... well,it's happening:

Australians are likely to face mandatory coronavirus vaccinations if Prime Minister Scott Morrison gets his wish.

The nation is a step closer to gaining access to a vaccine, with the Federal Government securing an international deal to produce a vaccine frontrunner locally if trials succeed.

If that happens, Mr Morrison expects Australians will have to undergo mandatory vaccination.

Aug 20 06:26

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return capsule cleared for landing in Australia

Japan's asteroid-sampling mission is officially clear to return its precious cargo to Australia in December, according to statements from both countries' governments.

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft is trekking back to Earth with a sample capsule full of material snagged from a near-Earth asteroid called Ryugu. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which runs the mission, has long planned to deposit that capsule in the vast desert of Australia, but the new announcement marks that country's official approval of the plan.

Aug 20 05:58

The coronavirus scandal becomes criminal: Elderly hospital patients who tested positive WERE discharged BACK into UK care homes

Health authorities have finally admitted that they transferred patients back to nursing homes after they were found to have the virus. This almost certainly caused the deaths of others and manslaughter charges should follow.

We've known for some time now that the failure to protect residents in care homes for the elderly has been a major factor in coronavirus death tolls in many parts of the world. But a recent newspaper report has added a new dimension to the scandal.

Here in Scotland, as in other parts of the UK, there has been outrage that elderly people in hospital were discharged into care homes without being tested for Covid-19 in a desperate rush to clear hospital beds. That seems incredibly negligent. But now we have confirmation that patients were sent to care homes after testing positive for Covid-19. That seems downright criminal.

Aug 20 05:46

Top Russian scientist says Western criticism of world's first coronavirus vaccine prompted by fear of competition & loss of face

Criticism by Western scientists of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is motivated by competition. That’s according to the Vice President of Russia’s Academy of Sciences, who says they’re upset when they’re lagging behind Russia.

Vladimir Chekhonin said he did not think this situation would last too long. “A vaccine will soon be registered in China. I am sure it will be done within two or three weeks,” the academy’s vice president predicted, adding that such a vaccine would also be registered in the United States by the year’s end.

Aug 20 05:42

US States Challenge Trump Administration's 'Unlawful' Allowance of LNG 'Bomb Trains'

Several US states, as well as a California-based nonprofit, have taken legal action against a recent Trump administration decision authorizing the railway transportation of up to 30,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per tank car. Ships that carry the substance have been described by one state attorney general as “floating bombs.”

Environmental public interest organization Earthjustice announced on Tuesday that it had filed a petition for review against the US Department of Transportation and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) over the recent federal decision to allow the bulk transportation of LNG in rail tank cars, effective August 24.

Aug 20 04:51

COVID-19: Pentagon Secrecy on Virus at Guantanamo Another Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Democratic Senators Say

Lawmakers raised the case for closure days after the international Red Cross canceled its visit to Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns over the pandemic.

Lawmakers including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) denounced the Department of Defense’s response to their earlier letter, in which they demanded to know specifics regarding the government’s plan to keep Covid-19 from spreading in the facility, where a number of medically vulnerable detainees are being held indefinitely.

In addition to the prison being “inconsistent with our values” and doing nothing to keep Americans safer, the senators said Monday, the Pentagon’s lack of transparency regarding containment and mitigation methods makes it clear that Guantanamo Bay must no longer be used to detain people captured over the last two decades as part of the “War on Terror,” the majority of whom have not been charged with a crime.

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I would tend to suspect that the Pentagon is highly reluctant to actually document what is happening to those still not charged with a crime, but detained there; it is possible that waterboarding was only a minor part of what was done to many of them, in terms of torture, and the Pentagon does not want the US government to be "embarrassed" about what did happen to them.

The "detention without charge" is thoroughly against those values most Americans hold very dear, and should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. These people will probably rot, and die here, in order not to "besmirch" the US's "good name" by exhibiting the marks of horrific torture.

And were I a betting woman, I would almost bet that no autopsies will be performed on these detainees, when they do die.

Aug 20 04:06

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU MIGHT BE A CONSPIRACY THEORIST

SOURCE: OFF-GUARDIAN.ORG

The idea of science is now a badly corrupted idea. In a nation, today, (the USA) which in educational terms ranks 25th globally in science skills and reading, and well below that in math; all one hears is a clarion call to science. In reading skills the US placed below Malta, Portugal, and right about the same as Kazakhstan.

The US jobless rate just hit 2.1 million. Officially. Making the total something over forty million. Its much higher in reality. Nobody has work. There is no work and we are at the start of a period of massive evictions, foreclosures, and delinquencies — and the homeless population will soon reach Biblical proportions (in some cities, such as Los Angeles, its already Biblical). Will be simply of a magnitude never before seen.

Aug 20 03:34

Melbourne Authorities To Use Surveillance Drones To Catch People Not Wearing Masks

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Authorities in Melbourne, Australia will use high-tech surveillance drones to catch people outside not wearing masks as well as to scan for vehicles that are in violation of curfew by being more than 5 km from home.

The drones will also be used to ensure skate parks and playgrounds remain empty.

The surveillance devices can be flown up to a distance of 7km and produce images so clear they can “read a vehicle’s number plate from 500 meters away.”

Privacy advocates are concerned that there is no sunset clause on the use of such technology and the drones could continue to be used to spy on citizens after the pandemic ends.

7 News Melbourne spoke to two residents who said they weren’t worried because they were behaving and had “nothing to hide.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the dystopian and draconian "new normal" down under!!

But the question remains; after the pandemic is over, what happens then in Australia?!? Will these procedures go away when the pandemic has gone?!?

Right now, I wouldn't bet against that.

Aug 20 03:27

Over 100,000 Chinese Evacuated As Floods Continue Pressuring Three Gorges Dam

Since early summer, devastating floods have wreaked havoc in southern China due to torrential rains caused by the rainy season, with most of the flooding observed around the Yangtze basin and its tributaries.

China's largest river, the Yangtze, continues to rise to dangerous levels after another round of rainfall. More than 100,000 people on Tuesday, in the Sichuan province, were evacuated from their homes, reported Reuters.

Some 63 million people have been affected by the floods, with economic damage totaling $26 billion.

A red alert was issued late Tuesday by the water commission, who said some monitoring stations along the river were expected to rise above flood protection levels. The ministry also warned about the Three Gorges Dam, indicating water inflow levels continued to increase, with water inflows registering 74,000 cubic meters per second on Wednesday, the highest ever.

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Judging from this imagery, it appears that many of these people affected by these floods are on course to lose everything, except possibly their lives.

Aug 19 15:20

Astronomers detect closest asteroid to fly by the Earth six hours too late

An SUV-sized asteroid made the closest known flyby by such an object to Earth on Saturday, August 15. It flew over the southern Indian Ocean during its nearest dip into the atmosphere. Astronomers, however, only detected it six hours after its closest approach to Earth.

Scientists at the Palomar Observatory in California were the first to spot the asteroid, called 2020 QG, at around 9:00 p.m. They said that the asteroid was already on its way further into space when they detected it.

“The asteroid approached undetected from the direction of the sun,” said Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to Business Insider.

“We didn’t see it coming.”

Aug 19 12:26

60 Minutes: Swine Flu (1976)

Aug 19 09:42

Hydroxychloroquine is why Uganda, with a population of 43M, has only 15 COVID-19 deaths

Uganda, a country in east-central Africa, has a 2018 population of 42.729 million, which is 13% of the United States’ population of 328.239 million in 2019.

And yet Uganda has 1,603 COVID-19 cases and just 15 deaths, wherease the U.S. has 5,656,744 COVID-19 cases and 175,105 deaths. That means:

Uganda’s number of COVID-19 cases is only 0.028% of the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases; and Uganda’s number of COVID-19 deaths is only 0.008% of the number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths.

Aug 19 08:20

Why Americans Should Adopt the Sweden Model on Covid-19

Conclusions

The data suggest that lockdowns have not prevented any deaths from covid-19. At best, lockdowns have deferred death for a short time, but they cannot possibly be continued for the long term. It seems likely that one will not have to even compare economic deprivation with loss of life, as the final death toll following authoritarian lockdowns will most likely exceed the deaths from letting people choose how to manage their own risk. After taking the unprecedented economic depression into account, history will likely judge these lockdowns to be the greatest policy error of this generation. Covid-19 is not going to be defeated; we will have to learn how to coexist with it. The only way we can learn how best to cope with covid-19 is to let individuals manage their own risk, observe the outcomes, and learn from mistakes. The world owes a great debt to Sweden for setting an example that the rest of us can follow.

Aug 19 08:15

NASA is monitoring a weird dent in the Earth’s magnetic field over the South Atlantic

Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are monitoring a slowly splitting dent in the South Atlantic Anomaly, or SAA, the region in Earth’s magnetic field that is weaker than the rest.

Recent observations and forecasts revealed that the anomaly’s valley – the portion within the region with the lowest field strength – is splitting into two lobes. This split is caused by the fluctuations in the flowing magma deep within Earth, in the boundary between the outer core and the mantle.

Scientists also said that the SAA, which is located over the southern Atlantic Ocean and South America, is drifting westward and continues to weaken.

These changes have major implications for the satellites roaming around Earth’s upper atmosphere. Earth’s magnetic field serves as a protective barrier against cosmic particles and the solar wind. But due to the SAA, these space particles dip closer to the surface and cause significant damage to nearby satellites.

Aug 19 08:01

Soros-backed “bioethicist” says people who refuse coronavirus vaccines should lose their jobs or be imprisoned

Dov Fox, a Soros fellow who currently works as director of the Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics at the SanDiego.edu, has come out to claim that people who refuse vaccination for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) could lose their jobs or even be sent to jail.

According to Fox, who is said to be a bioethics “expert,” it is completely legal and constitutional for state governments to fine, imprison, or deny employment to people who say no to the jabs, no matter the reason.

Aug 19 06:52

Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing FDA Paid for ‘Fresh and Never Frozen’ Human Fetal Parts for Use In ‘Humanized Mice’ Creation

Judicial Watch announced today it received 165 pages of records from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing the FDA between 2012 and 2018 entered into eight contracts worth $96,370 with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to acquire “fresh and never frozen” tissue from 1st and 2nd trimester aborted fetuses for use in creating “humanized mice” for ongoing research.

ABR is a non-profit firm which has been the subject of criminal referrals from House and Senate committees investigating whether Planned Parenthood or any other entity was illegally profiting from the handling of fetal tissue from aborted babies.

Federal law regulates the purchase and acceptance of human fetal tissue for research purposes. It is unlawful to knowingly transfer fetal tissue for profit.

Aug 19 06:20

Lockdown Evil

By now we’ve all gotten the message: you’re selfish if you’d like to do the kinds of things that once gave your life meaning.

For these people, life is about nothing but the avoidance of death.

Virtually everything you’ve looked forward to has been canceled, and nobody will tell you when you can have those things back. “When we have a vaccine,” comes the raving lunatic’s answer.

Nobody was giving you that answer when they were pushing “15 days to flatten the curve.” They didn’t dare.

Aug 19 06:18

Give Them Hugs and Let Them Play

I still can’t get over the creepy spectacle of Dr. Marc Siegel, a New York University professor of medicine, vehemently hawking “No Hugs Please” buttons for all schoolchildren last week.

“Let’s give our kids all of these pins, ‘No Hugs Please,'” Dr. Siegel urged Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “Let’s show our kids courage. They’re looking to parents for leadership,” he insisted. “Vaccines are gonna emerge, we’re gonna beat this thing, and then this” — Dr. Siegel waved his yellow badge — “goes in the garbage!”

Aug 19 02:50

Rolling Blackouts Return to California Amid Shift to 'Green' Energy

California is once again experiencing rolling blackouts and the media is acting like the cause is a giant mystery.

Aug 18 18:28

STUNNING PROOF That HCQ Could Have Saved Tens of Thousands of Lives in the US from Coronavirus — Jail Fauci

Stunning evidence proves effectiveness of HCQ in treating coronavirus.
Data should land Dr. Fauci in prison.

The liberal mainstream media can’t hide this truth from the public forever.

The latest international testing of hydroxychloroquine treatment of coronavirus shows countries that had early use of the drug had a 79% lower mortality rate than countries that banned the use of the safe malaria drug.

This means that Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, the CDC, the liberal fake news media and the tech giants have been pushing a lie that has had deadly consequences!

Aug 18 15:03

"Something's Not Right With Biden" According To Former White House Physician

The former White House physician to Presidents Obama and Trump says 'something is not right' with former VP Joe Biden.

"The best way I can describe every time I see him is that he's just lost," said Dr. Ronny Jackson - who recently won a GOP congressional primary in Texas.

"I won't make any particular diagnosis about dementia ... but what I will say is that something is not right" he continued, according to Just the News.

While Jackson admits he hasn't personally viewed Biden's medical file, he's witnessed the Democratic frontrunner's cognitive decline.

"I saw him frequently around the West Wing and other places like that. I know he's always been prone to gaffes, but these aren't gaffes anymore. He can't form sentences. Sometimes, he can't complete a thought," said Jackson, who is quoted in an upcoming book by Donald Trump Jr., "Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible."

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... And THIS... was the best the DNC thought they could do?!?

Watch for Senator Harris to be doing a lot of the "heavy lifting" during this campaign season, because Biden just can't hack it.

Aug 18 06:25

TRUMP STOPPED THE FDA FROM TRAFFICKING ABORTED FETAL TISSUE FOR “HUMANIZED MICE,” DOCUMENTS REVEAL

Unsealed documents obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal that the Trump administration recently stopped a series of Obama-era contracts between the Planned Parenthood-affiliated group Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which were being used to supply aborted baby parts for experimentation into “humanized mice (HM)”.

The contracts specified ‘fresh and never frozen’ baby parts from the first and second trimesters, totaling almost $100,000. In an email from June 28, 2017, an FDA employee whose name has been redacted inquired into ABR’s pricing of aborted fetal parts.

“I am tasked with the purchase of tissues suitable for [humanized mice] research. I would like to request a quote. Please review the Statement of Work and quote your pricing as outlined.” – FDA Employee

Aug 18 06:23

Everything the Left Touches It Ruins. Now Add Science.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the left's ruining of science. This had already begun with the left's attacks on "objectivity," the most essential value in science -- the very thing that makes science possible. The left declares objectivity, which it now puts in quotation marks, a characteristic of white supremacy.

Aug 18 06:13

Massive, Growing Weak Spot in Earth’s Magnetic Field About to Split in Two, NASA Says

Geologists began expressing concerns about the magnetic field that shields Earth from deadly solar radiation in 2019, when the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was forced to update its World Magnetic Model a year early after finding that the magnetic north pole was rapidly moving out of the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration is tracking an immense, growing, and slowly splitting "dent" in the Earth's Magnetic field.

The area, known as the South Atlantic Anomaly, is situated in the southern hemisphere between South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of southwestern Africa. According to recent NASA monitoring and modeling, the area is expanding westward and becoming weaker, and expected to completely split into two separate cells, each spanning thousands of kilometres across, soon.

Aug 18 06:12

Ancient Egyptian Temple Yields Baffling Discovery Amid the Hunt for Cleopatra's Tomb, Media Says

Dr Kathleen Martinez, an archaeologist who "dedicated her life" to discovering the elusive tomb of the legendary Cleopatra, ended up stumbling on a baffling find in her quest, the Daily Express reports.

Having surmised that the final resting place of the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom is likely located in an ancient temple site about 30 miles outside of Alexandria, the Taposiris Magna, Martinez made a number of finds in that area that appear to support her theory, such as "200 royal coins depicting the queen’s face and the remains of two high-status Egyptian mummies", the newspaper notes citing the Channel 5 documentary "The Hunt for Cleopatra’s Tomb".

Aug 18 06:10

Heartbeat in Space: Cosmic Gas Cloud That Blinks in Mysterious Sync Spotted by Scientists

Scientists had been sifting through years of observational data accumulated by NASA's Fermi gamma-ray space telescope, as they detected an unusual rhythm pattern, or “heartbeat”, in a system about 15,000 light years away from Earth.

Scientists have spotted a mysterious gamma-ray heartbeat emitted by a seemingly inconspicuous cosmic gas cloud.

Further studies by the team, led by DESY Humboldt Fellow Jian Li and ICREA Professor Diego F. Torres from Spain’s Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) showed that cloud in the constellation Aquila was pulsing in sync with the rhythm of a neighboring black hole, hinting to a connection between the two objects.

The team, which also involved scientists from DESY (Germany), ICE (Spain), Nanjing University (China), the US Naval Research Laboratory (USA) and Purple Mountain observatory (China) published their report “Gamma-ray heartbeat powered by the microquasar SS 433” on17 August in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Aug 18 06:09

California confirms 1st case of PLAGUE in 5 years, health officials urge residents to take precautions

California health officials have reported that a resident of South Lake Tahoe has tested positive for plague, marking the first such case in the state in half a decade. The individual is recovering at home.

It’s believed that the person was infected by a flea while walking their dog, El Dorado County’s Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement. The individual is being treated by medical professionals but did not require hospitalization. An investigation into the matter is still ongoing.

The uncommon but potentially lethal bacterial disease is usually transmitted by fleas found on infected squirrels and other rodents in the wild. Plague can be treated with antibiotics if detected at an early stage.

The state has gone for several years without a confirmed case of plague. The last instance, in 2015, involved two people who contracted the disease at Yosemite National Park. Both individuals made a full recovery.

Aug 18 04:58

Doctors Lay Out Plan to ‘Punish’ People Who Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine: ‘There Is No Alternative’

Simply put, getting vaccinated is going to be our patriotic duty,’ and America should consider making it difficult for the unvaccinated to participate in society, three doctors wrote.

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A coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory, and tax penalties, higher insurance premiums, and denial of many government and private services ought to be considered for those refusing the shot, two doctors and an attorney argued in USA Today on Thursday.

“[W]hile the measures that will be necessary to defeat the coronavirus will seem draconian, even anti-American to some, we believe that there is no alternative. Simply put, getting vaccinated is going to be our patriotic duty,” wrote Dr. Michael Lederman, Dr. Stuart Youngner, and Maxwell J. Mehlman.

There is no “alternative to vaccine-induced herd immunity in a pandemic,” they argued. “Broad induction of immunity in the population by immunization will be necessary to end this pandemic.”

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You had to see this coming, didn't you?!?

What I want to see happen, on live national TV, is for these doctors to have their kids, and grandkids vaccinated first, with no escape from the vaccine actually being the vaccine, and not sterile water.... and wait for 4 months.

IF, after 4 months those children or grandchildren are neither sickened nor killed by the vaccine, I may think about getting it; but not until.

And of course, the inevitable question which has to be asked; how much are these doctors financially invested in those companies vying to create the first successful vaccine?!? And are they betting their money... on something which will barely be tested, before being "deployed" on a hapless population?!?

Aug 17 18:45

History to 'vindicate Swedish COVID-19 strategy'

Sky News host Rowan Dean says the effectiveness of the COVID-19 herd immunity strategy implemented in Sweden and Switzerland “should put the fear of God into every politician in this country”.

Aug 17 18:41

There is no good reason to ban two potential ‘COVID cures’

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says a second wave has made politicians more desperate to offer hope of a vaccine in the near future, but there may be “two such cures” available now.

Aug 17 12:25

New Zealand To Put COVID-19 Patients Into Mandatory Quarantine Camps

In a move right out of George Orwell’s 1984, New Zealand has announced it would put all COVID-19 patients into mandatory quarantine camps. The Prime Minister of New Zealand has said that your each and every activity will be monitored in these camps and those that refuse to be tested would be forced to stay in the camps for a longer duration.

Aug 17 08:33

[PDF] Annals of the l'oyal College of Surgeons of England (I98I) vol. 63 - Is a mask necessary in the operating theatre?

The effectiveness of a mask in reducing contamination varies with the mask's shape, the materials of which it is made, and the way it is worn (io-ii). While it has been shown that facial movements behind a mask can increase wound contamination (I2), it has not been shown that wearing a mask makes very much difference to the contamination of the theatre environment (13) or that the number of airborne bacteria can in any way be correlated with wound infection (I4,I5). It would appear that minimum contamination can best be achieved by not wearing a mask at all but operating in silence. Whatever its relation to contamination, bacterial counts, or the dissemination of squames, there is no direct evidence that the wearing of masks reduces wound infection.

Aug 17 08:22

More Covid Political Theatre

I worked in healthcare research for 15 years. My wife worked in geriatric healthcare for 30 years. A fair amount of experience but we are not doctors. Here is an anecdote about Covid-19 and Hydroxychloroquine.

A friend of ours came down with Covid-19. This person, that we will call Pat, came down with the symptoms and a couple of days later was admitted to a hospital. Testing for Covid-19 was administered three times just to be sure. Pat had a good friend that was a doctor who followed Pat’s condition closely. Pat is middle aged but not in the three oldest age groups the CDC generates statistics for.

My wife was in cell phone contact with Pat multiple times per day and on the second or third day she said Pat was no longer making sense talking. Now my wife has had multiple geriatric patients die in her arms and in her clinics over the years. She knows the symptoms of the end game very well.

Aug 17 08:14

More Than a Dozen Credible Medical Studies Prove Face Masks Do Not Work Even In Hospitals!

Schools in China are now prohibiting students from wearing masks while exercising. Why? Because it was killing them. It was depriving them of oxygen and it was killing them. At least three children died during Physical Education classes — two of them while running on their school’s track while wearing a mask. And a 26-year-old man suffered a collapsed lung after running two and a half miles while wearing a mask.

Mandating masks has not kept death rates down anywhere. The 20 U.S. states that have never ordered people to wear face masks indoors and out have dramatically lower COVID-19 death rates than the 30 states that have mandated masks. Most of the no-mask states have COVID-19 death rates below 20 per 100,000 population, and none have a death rate higher than 55. All 13 states that have death rates higher 55 are states that have required the wearing of masks in all public places. It has not protected them.

Aug 17 06:46

Experts believe Neptune and Uranus 'primarily' composed of water

While NASA proposes a mission to Neptune's moon, Triton, which could have an ocean capable of supporting life, researchers believe Neptune and Uranus are composed "primarily" of a strange form of water.

Scientists have developed a computer model to examine "thermal and electric processes occurring at physical conditions" on the giant ice planets.

In the model, the researchers looked at the conduction of electricity and heat of water "under extreme temperature and pressure conditions," with implications for both planets, as well as other exoplanets outside the solar system.

Aug 17 06:43

America the elites ignore: Driving through US ‘flyover country’ in a time of Covid-19

The establishment clustered in big coastal cities often derisively refers to the rest of the US as “flyover country.” It’s this area, though, that makes the beating heart of America – as I realized during a recent road trip.

Earlier this month, due to a tragic family event, my wife and I found ourselves on the road to Minnesota from Washington, DC. Normally we would fly, just like most Americans traveling across such distances, but there was no time to make those arrangements. So we drove 1,100 miles across eight states – and back again – within a week.

Though the plural of ‘anecdote’ is not ‘data,’ those looking at America strictly through the lens of statistics and models tend to focus on the forest but miss the proverbial trees. With that in mind, here’s some of what we saw along the way. Make of it what you will.

Aug 16 05:21

Better Public Compliance Through Mass Drugging

A narrative is now emerging about using chemicals to achieve consensus and “cooperation” vis a vis the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, more than one in five Americans is reported to be taking one or more psychotropic drugs. Many of these drugs also contain fluoride. But apparently, the wholesale drugging of Americans has not achieved the desired results.

According to Parker Crutchfield, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, Western Michigan University, Americans need a injection of “moral enhancement.” Crutchfield is concerned that Americans are not following the guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing, and states that “When someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus, they’re defecting from the public good.” There seems to be no room in Crutchfield’s thinking for a debate on what constitutes the “public good” as he dismisses dissent as “Selfish and self-defeating behavior.”

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievably dystopian in the extreme!!

Aug 16 05:15

EMTs Are Leaving Their Jobs In Alarming Numbers Due To The Pandemic

For many emergency medical technicians, working through the Covid-19 pandemic simply isn't worth it.

An alarming number of these frontline workers are "exiting the field for good" amidst the pandemic, according to a new report from CBS. The reason is obvious: Covid-19 simply makes the job too dangerous.

Robert Baer, an EMT in New York City who was formerly one of the first responders on September 11, told CBS: "I knew it would probably kill me if I went out there and had multiple exposures — and I'm not a chicken. I love the job, but my doctors were telling me I shouldn't be going in the field, that it was very dangerous."

He was supposed to be deployed to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens back in March, but decided his risks were too high and, instead, quit his job. As a result of the September 11 response, he suffers with asthma, chronic bronchitis and sleep apnea that put him at a higher risk for Covid.

Aug 16 02:09

Doctors Pen Open Letter To Fauci Regarding The Use Of Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19

Authored by George C. Fareed, MD Brawley, California Michael M. Jacobs, MD, MPH Pensacola, Florida Donald C. Pompan, MD Salinas, California,

August 12, 2020

Anthony Fauci, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Washington, D.C.

Dear Dr. Fauci:

You were placed into the most high-profile role regarding America’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Americans have relied on your medical expertise concerning the wearing of masks, resuming employment, returning to school, and of course medical treatment.

Aug 15 21:06

All That Mask-Wearing Could Be Giving You (Gasp!) Mouth Fungus

Tanya Kormeili, MD, board-certified dermatologist in Santa Monica, adds that one particular yeast—candida—loves the humid climate captured by your mask. And if your lips are constantly dry, the urge to compulsively lick them will only make the persistent yeast more at home.

What happens when you swallow this crap?

Sore throat after wearing face mask. Anybody else get this?
https://www.reddit.com/r/China_Flu/comments/fwp0xh/sore_throat_after_w...

I wonder what the latest ailment attributed to coronavirus is...

Sore throat is a common ailment, but it’s also now included among symptoms for COVID 19.
https://www.keranews.org/post/what-does-sore-throat-have-do-covid-19

Why do I get the feeling we are being mandated to destroy our own health?

Aug 15 20:40

'Maskne' Is a Real Thing—Here's How to Stop Face Mask Breakouts

As the name suggests, maskne is a type of breakout that results from wearing a face mask. “Maskne is acne formed in areas due to friction, pressure, stretching, rubbing or occlusion,” Nazanin Saedi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Thomas Jefferson University, explains to Health. “You can see it in the areas covered by the mask and also the areas where the mask and face shields touch the skin.”

Kathleen C. Suozzi, MD, director of Yale Medicine’s Aesthetic Dermatology Program and an assistant professor of dermatology, explains that maskne is technically referred to as acne mechanica.

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Overall, Dr. Saedi explains that maskne—and often, acne mechanica in general—is triggered by pores being blocked by sweat, oil, and makeup. For masks in particular, "while breathing for hours with the mask on, it creates humidity to [form] a breeding ground for acne," she explains.

Aug 15 07:27

Inside The Center For Cancel Culture And Digital Hypocrisy, Part 1

Authored by Iain Davis via Off-Guardian.org,

The Center For Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) are a UK based organisation who have misspelled “centre” in their name. Perhaps they have opted for the U.S spelling in the hope of selling their peculiar brand of morally bankrupt censorship to the American propaganda market.

The Anti-Vaxx Industry, is a propaganda leaflet with two main objectives. The first is to create a false dichotomy in the public imagination and the second is to build a public-private censorship grid in anticipation of forthcoming government legislation. This is proposed to censor legitimate scientific opinion and evidence based debate on a wide range of issues the government and its corporate partners would rather silence. Including any questioning of vaccines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not an anti-vaxxer; when Mike got home from the hospital, after a two week stay due to pneumonia, I reached out to my sister-in-law, a wonderful NP, who suggested that I get a Pneumovax vaccination, which I did immediately.

That being said, when I take a vaccine, I want it to have been on the market for awhile, to be sure that I am not looking at horrific side-effects.

Please remember; in the unhinged, surveilled, state of Amerika, pharmaceutical companies are held harmless and indemnified against prosecution if a vaccine sickens or kills. That was in the Homeland Security Act, under the Bush administration, which was later solidified under separate legislation.

I think Americans are justified in waiting a bit before going down to get the "latest and greatest jab", to understand, as best they can, what the negative ramifications of such a vaccine may be.

Aug 14 16:08

Coronavirus: Specialists take stock of chloroquine treatment

As for Pr. Nassima Achour, head of the infectious diseases department at the El-Hadi Flici (ex-El-Kettar) specialized hospital establishment (EHS) in Algiers , she confirms his colleague's observation. She claims that chloroquine has been shown to be “almost completely effective”. Nassima Achour adds that the state of health of patients subjected to this treatment is experiencing a positive development day by day.

In addition, the Director General of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Prof. Lyes Rehal ensures that the therapeutic protocol based on chloroquine has shown its effectiveness in most of the patients to whom it has been administered in Algeria .

Aug 14 16:05

Treatment with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and combination in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine provided a 66% hazard ratio reduction, and hydroxychloroquine?+?azithromycin 71% compared to neither treatment (p?<?0.001).

Conclusions and relevance

In this multi-hospital assessment, when controlling for COVID-19 risk factors, treatment with hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality. Prospective trials are needed to examine this impact.

Aug 14 06:43

Weaponized wild: Scientists discover how to control locust swarms using single chemical

Researchers have discovered a possible secret weapon which could be used to not only keep the billions-strong hordes of locusts plaguing crops around the world at bay, but kill them off entirely.

Gigantic locust swarms have been threatening the food supplies of millions of humans in Asia and Africa since January, which along with wildfires were the only two plagues humanity had to worry about at the time, before the coronavirus spread across the globe.

Aug 13 17:00

Is Quercetin a Safer Alternative to Hydroxychloroquine?

Quercetin is one of only three natural products found to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The only natural product found to be slightly more effective is luteolin, a polyphenol found in radicchio, green peppers, serrano and green hot chili peppers, chicory, celery and many other foods.27

Aug 13 16:56

Research points to quercetin, zinc as natural coronavirus cures

A type of flavonoid or plant pigment, quercetin is valued not just for its ability to enhance one’s physical performance, combat allergies and maintain one’s general health, but also for its ability to inhibit both A and B types of influenza — including the H1N1 and H3N2 virus strains — and even slow down the replication of several types of coronaviruses.

Aug 13 14:06

Record 1.85million patients in England are now waiting more than the standard 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment - and more than 50,000 people have waited for a YEAR already

More than 1.85million people were waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment in England in June — the highest number since records began in 2007.

Data from NHS England shows the number of people waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in England also rose to 50,536. It is the biggest year-long waiting list since February 2009. By contrast, only 1,089 had been waiting 12 months for treatment last June.

Figures released today also revealed the number of patients admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in England was down 67 per cent in June compared to a year ago.

Aug 13 05:33

NASA suspects asteroid Psyche is core of planet that never fully formed, models ‘metal world’ ahead of 2022 mission

Scientists using a supercomputer have created 2D and 3D computer models of the pockmarked asteroid Psyche, revealing that it may be the metal core of a failed planet.

Ahead of NASA’s 2022 mission to Psyche, which has been dubbed the ‘journey to a metal world,’ researchers wanted to gather as much intel about the asteroid as possible, including its composition.

By simulating asteroid impacts which could have created the vast craters on the space object’s surface, scientists have deduced that Psyche, the largest asteroid in our solar system’s main belt, is actually “like a big metal sponge.”

Aug 13 05:14

Russia ready for ‘international cooperation’ on Covid-19 vaccine for everyone – UN envoy

Having registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, Russia is prepared to cooperate with anyone interested in developing and producing vaccines and treatment for the coronavirus, Moscow’s envoy to the United Nations has said.
“We are ready for international cooperation with all interested partners in the development and production of vaccines and treatments to ensure a coordinated global response to the spread of Covid-19 and a common victory over the pandemic,” Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

Aug 13 05:14

'Simple and Effective': Top Medic Explains Why Russia’s Anti-COVID Vaccine Can Be Trusted

The emergence of the first vaccine against the coronavirus infection has sparked interest across the globe, as the drug promises not only an end to COVID-19-related deaths, but also a path to restoring a country's economy.

After almost half a year of the battle against the coronavirus, a real ray of hope has appeared with the announcement of the first COVID-19 vaccine being registered in Russia. However, the news was not taken as positively as one might have expected in the Western media, which doubted the drug's safety and effectiveness - and even its existence, citing the accounts of various "experts". Many of them pointed to the lack of medical data from human trials available to the public, as well as the small size of the test groups, which amounted to 76 people, not counting the members of the Gamaleya Research Institute who worked on the vaccine and, confident in its effectiveness, voluntarily injected themselves with it.

Aug 13 05:13

Forbidden Op-Ed: The Sputnik Vaccine as a Lifesaving Global Partnership

This opinion piece, which tells the story behind the creation of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 and emphasizes the willingness of Russia to cooperate with the international community, has been rejected by all leading Western media.

We therefore decided to publish it as is in order to share our views with an international audience and to lift the blockade imposed on positive information about the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. We believe that this information is crucial for the international effort to fight the world’s biggest challenge and would like readers to decide for themselves why this op-ed has been rejected.

This op-ed can be republished by any media, should they find it useful to present their readers with the history and some facts about the world's first registered COVID vaccine. RDIF has also launched the website www.sputnikvaccine.com to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the vaccine.

Aug 13 05:12

‘Momentous News’: FDA Approves Launch of Phase 1 Trial for Potential HIV Cure

US biotechnology firm American Gene Technologies (AGT) on Tuesday received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start a phase-one clinical trial of a potential cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

The trial, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, is expected to begin enrollment in September and will test the safety of AGT103-T, a single-dose gene therapy developed to cure HIV.

The treatment aims to restore CD4 T cells, which help regulate immune responses.

Aug 13 04:51

Videos: Astronomers Spot Galaxy Similar to Milky Way in Early Universe

Scientists may soon change their theories on the formation of galaxies after the recent release of an image which shows a young galaxy that bears a resemblance to our own Milky Way, but from when the universe was 10% of its current age.

Using archived observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile’s Antofagasta Region, a team of astronomers were able to look at the distant galaxy SPT–SJ041839–4751.9, or SPT0418–47, as it appeared at a young age - some 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang. The galaxy is about 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, meaning that the light we see from it now was emitted when the universe was relatively young.

While the image of SPT0418–47 appears to be a perfect ring, the view of the galaxy is actually being gravitationally lensed by a galaxy between our own Milky Way and itself.

Aug 13 04:46

THE BIG ONE? SAN ANDREAS FAULT EARTHQUAKE SWARMS

In the aftermath of a recent swarm of earthquakes on the San Andreas fault, seismologists say the chance of larger quake is “significantly elevated.” The “Big One” is making headlines once again.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the dozens of tremors began in the early morning on Monday, ranging in size from a 2.6 magnitude quake to a 4.6 magnitude quake northwest of Palm Springs and the Salton Sea. This swarm has reignited the fears of the “big one.”

The area is overdue for a “Big One.” Larger-scale quakes on the San Andreas Fault are expected every 200 years on average, and the southern area has not seen action since 1680 to 1690, according to a report by Fox News. The swarm marks only the fourth time in almost 90 years of modern seismology records that such an incident has occurred in that part of the Golden State.

Aug 13 04:38

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: WEALTHY RESIDENTS FLEE IN DROVES AS THE CITY DEGENERATES INTO A HELLHOLE

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Hundreds of thousands of wealthy residents have already left New York City, and more are leaving every day as America’s biggest city rapidly degenerates into a hellhole. This is incredibly sad to watch, because in many ways New York had been an incredible success story over the past several decades.

The 1970s and 1980s were nightmarish times for the city, but over the past several decades it was transformed into a virtual paradise for the wealthy and famous. Crime rates absolutely plummeted, the city was given a dramatic facelift and a booming financial community brought an unprecedented amount of wealth into New York.

But now many of the old problems are starting to come back again, and a lot of wealthy New Yorkers have decided that it is time to look for greener pastures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can think of a one word response to the last question asked by this article, and that.... is.... "devastated."

Aug 13 04:27

BRAVE NEW WORLD: HEALTH 'EXPERTS' PROPOSE SPIKING WATER SUPPLY WITH LITHIUM TO STOP COVID-19 SUICIDES

SOURCE: BIG LEAGUE POLITICS
Scientists in the United Kingdom are seriously proposing dosing the water supply with lithium to prevent people from committing suicide due to the despair caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns and mass hysteria.

Research has been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry indicating that the use of lithium can result in a lower suicide rate. British health “experts” are attempting to take this correlation and use it as an excuse to drug certain communities that are at risk.

“The prevalence of mental health conditions and national suicide rates are increasing in many countries. Worldwide, over 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and suicide is the leading cause of death among persons aged 15-24 years,” said Anjum Memon, lead author of the study and epidemiology chair at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, in a press release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lithium has problems, which is why other anti-depressants came into being. Severe side effects can include:

Hand tremor (If tremors are particularly bothersome, dosages can sometimes be reduced, or an additional medication can help.)
Increased thirst.
Increased urination.
Diarrhea.
Vomiting.
Weight gain.
Impaired memory.
Poor concentration.

And to FORCE this on sectors of the population, without their consent?!? How completely dystopian can this guy be to suggest such a thing?!?

Aug 13 04:21

SUPERVOLCANOES IN AMERICA

Aug 12 18:51

Peak Idiocy: Wisconsin Government Agency Mandates Facemask Use For Virtual Zoom Meetings

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:25

Despite the deluge of data that continues to come in indicating that the coronavirus may not be the death sentence that the mainstream media has made it out to be, the sharp overreaction from those who can't help but be scared half to death from the virus continues unabated.

The latest example comes to us from the Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, who told its employees that effective August 1, they would have to wear a mask - even for teleconferences.

Aug 12 10:29

5 New CBD Studies In 2020 Reveal Why So Many Are Choosing It Over Big Pharma Drugs

By Steven Maxwell

The free market has spoken. Americans prefer cannabis-related products to Big Pharma drugs for a host of ailments. They’re choosing cannabis because it works for them and now science is beginning to back them up.

The cannabis plant is proving to be very beneficial to human health despite the federal government’s continued prohibition as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Schedule 1 classification substances have “no currently accepted medical use” and a “high potential for abuse.” Yet governments can no longer deny the evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for many things without harmful side effects...

Aug 12 09:10

Over one BILLION Android phones may be at risk of 400 'Achilles' vulnerabilities which let hackers turn handsets into spying tools

Security researches warn over one billion Android phones are at risk of becoming a spying tool for hackers.

The team found 400 vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, which are staples in the smartphones.

The flaws, collectively called 'Achilles,' lets cybercriminals access photos, videos, location data and other sensitive details on the handset.

First uncovered by the firm Check Point, experts say users only need to install what seems like a benign app, but is actual riddled with malware that lets hackers launch their attack.

Aug 12 08:58

Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine at fighting coronavirus infections

Why has the death toll from covid-19 apparently been lower in Asia than in Western Europe and North America? The answer, it would appear, is that Asian countries tend to drink more green tea than the rest of the world, as well as consume more zinc, both of these things being powerful antiviral nutrients.

Green tea contains a unique polyphenol known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, that research shows is a powerful zinc ionophore, meaning it helps zinc get into cells. Conversely, zinc helps to make EGCG more bioavailable, meaning the two nutrients work hand in hand to enhance each other’s therapeutic potential.

Zinc, as you may recall, is the nutrient that, taken alongside hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a pharmaceutical zinc ionophore, is showing incredible promise in helping sick patients overcome the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). But green tea and EGCG is an even better solution, and a natural one at that.

Aug 12 08:53

Russia's coronavirus 'vaccine' announced by Vladimir Putin is shrouded in secrecy - but don't dismiss it just yet, writes BEN SPENCER

Russia's claims to have created the world’s first coronavirus vaccine should not be dismissed out of hand.

The country has a proud history of scientific achievements – it sent the first human into space and for decades led the world in the fields of engineering, mathematics and physics.

It also has a strong track record in producing reliable vaccines – notably for Ebola and yellow fever – and the Moscow institution behind the new jab, the Gamaleya Research Institute, is a long-established and well known research centre.

But it is hard to judge the safety and efficacy of the vaccine because very little information has been made available.

The teams behind experimental Covid vaccines in Oxford, the United States and China have all published detailed results of their trials at every stage.

Aug 12 08:40

Putin says Russia’s Health Ministry has approved world’s FIRST Covid-19 vaccine, his own daughter has been vaccinated

Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday morning that Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against coronavirus. He says the dose is effective in forming immunity against the deadly pathogen which has spread globally.

“As far as I know, a vaccine against the coronavirus infection has been registered this morning (in Russia) for the first time in the world,” the President told members of the government. “I thank everyone who worked on the vaccine – it’s a very important moment for the whole world.

Putin insisted that vaccination in Russia should only be carried out on a voluntary basis, with nobody forced to accept immunization. He also revealed that one of his daughters has already been vaccinated.

"I know that it works rather effectively, forms a stable immunity, and, I repeat, it passed all the necessary inspections," the president added.

Aug 12 08:39

Scientists Put Masks to the Test—With an iPhone and a Laser

Thanks to the reliable laws of physics that describe the relationship between the size of a particle and the amount of light it gives off when it gets scattered by a laser beam into the lens of a camera, Fischer was able to back-calculate the size of the smallest particle they could detect: half a micron. Knowing that, he was able to quickly write a bit of computer code that opened the video footage, tracked individuals particles from frame to frame, and quantified the number of detectable particles emitted. In the end, this produced a picture of how many particles built up in the box during about 35 seconds of talking. That was the control.

Aug 12 08:23

Sweden's Success is Kryptonite for Lockdown and Mask Advocates

In August, Sweden has registered just one death (!) with/from the coronavirus. Yes, you read that correctly. One death so far.

For the month of July, Sweden reported 226 deaths. They’ve accounted for 805 June deaths, 1646 in May, and 2572 in April. The deaths attributed to COVID-19 went from about a 50% reduction to falling off of a cliff.

The story is the same in the hospitals. COVID-19 is hardly registering as a blip on the radar. Sweden has reported just 4 new COVID-19 patients in their ICUs in August. The month of July saw only 52 COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

It doesn’t take a math whiz to come to the conclusion that the epidemic appears to have been wrapped up in Sweden for months.

Aug 12 06:46

Sky-high care home death toll in New York has actually been UNDERCOUNTED, new data reveals

New York nursing home deaths at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic may have been undercounted by as much as two-thirds, according to new federal data. Already the highest in the US, the tally likely omits thousands.

The state’s official count of care home pandemic deaths – 6,600 – may be vastly undercounted, according to data from federal regulators revealed in a report from news agency AP on Tuesday that suggests the state deliberately omitted from its totals nursing home residents who died in hospital.

When regulators began requiring homes to include residents who died in a hospital in their casualty counts in May, the numbers soared to 65 percent more deaths than the official state count. Extrapolating even half of that discrepancy back to the start of the pandemic would mean thousands more died than were officially counted.

Aug 12 06:19

Russia receives orders from 20 countries for ONE BILLION doses of world’s first Covid-19 vaccine

A total of 20 nations from Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia have already requested doses of Russia’s breakthrough coronavirus vaccine, which was confirmed to be registered on Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At a conference dedicated to the announcement of the vaccine’s registration, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) explained that it had already received orders for a billion doses.

“Together with our foreign partners, we are ready to produce more than 500 million doses of the vaccine per year,” Kirill Dmitriev explained. Everything produced in Russia will be used domestically, and doses for use in other countries will be made abroad.

Aug 12 06:18

Forbidden Op-Ed: The Sputnik Vaccine as a Lifesaving Global Partnership

This opinion piece, which tells the story behind the creation of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 and emphasizes the willingness of Russia to cooperate with the international community, has been rejected by all leading Western media.

We therefore decided to publish it as is in order to share our views with an international audience and to lift the blockade imposed on positive information about the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. We believe that this information is crucial for the international effort to fight the world’s biggest challenge and would like readers to decide for themselves why this op-ed has been rejected.

This op-ed can be republished by any media, should they find it useful to present their readers with the history and some facts about the world's first registered COVID vaccine. RDIF has also launched the website www.sputnikvaccine.com to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the vaccine.

Aug 12 06:13

Why 'Sputnik Moment' of Russia's First COVID Vaccine Triggered 'Sour Grapes' Reaction in Western MSM

On 11 August, Russia announced the world's first vaccine for COVID-19, named 'Sputnik V', in a bid to curb the pandemic that has currently killed over 737,000 globally. International observers detail why the breakthrough development has been met with either silence or rejection from the Western press.

Developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine has undergone a series of trials launched on 18 June 2020, and has proved to be efficient.

Instead of a sense of relief, the announcement - made by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday - prompted annoyance and skepticism in the Western mainstream media: "Moscow is cutting corners on testing to score political and propaganda points", The New York Times claims. The Wall Street Journal expressed concern over the "safety" and "efficacy" of the Russian vaccine, while The Guardian alleged that "Sputnik V’s development has been marked by worrying opacity and ethical issues".

Aug 12 06:10

'Simple and Effective': Top Medic Explains Why Russia’s Anti-COVID Vaccine Can Be Trusted

The emergence of the first vaccine against the coronavirus infection has sparked interest across the globe, as the drug promises not only an end to COVID-19-related deaths, but also a path to restoring a country's economy.

After almost half a year of the battle against the coronavirus, a real ray of hope has appeared with the announcement of the first COVID-19 vaccine being registered in Russia. However, the news was not taken as positively as one might have expected in the Western media, which doubted the drug's safety and effectiveness - and even its existence, citing the accounts of various "experts". Many of them pointed to the lack of medical data from human trials available to the public, as well as the small size of the test groups, which amounted to 76 people, not counting the members of the Gamaleya Research Institute who worked on the vaccine and, confident in its effectiveness, voluntarily injected themselves with it.

Aug 12 05:54

DR. FAUCI: CHANCES OF AN EFFECTIVE COVID-19 VACCINE AREN’T GREAT

Dr. Anthony Fauci is admitting that the chances of any vaccine bein effective against the scamdemic “aren’t great.” He wants Americans to be “mindful” about the vaccine’s capabilities.

These psychopaths keep moving the goalposts. Not only will a vaccine NOT allow people to return to their normal lives as slaves with a slightly longer leash, but we aren’t supposed to expect it’ll even work. It’s fascinating the governments of this world have any followers left at this point.

Fauci continues to say that a vaccine will be ready this winter, the end of 2020, or the beginning of 2021. But it still won’t be over.

They Moved The Goalposts…AGAIN!: “It’s Not Over When The Vaccine Arrives”

Aug 12 05:43

WHO Vows To "Review" Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Top US Scientist Slams Putin's "Reckless" Move

The WHO has decided to review the COVID-19 vaccine candidate officially approved by Russian regulators on Tuesday, saying it would require "a rigorous safety data review".

“We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO pre-qualification of the vaccine,” said Tarik Jasarevic, the United Nations health agency’s spokesman. He made the statement while answering questions during a digital press briefing on Tuesday.

"Pre-qualification of any vaccine includes the rigorous review and assessment of all the required safety and efficacy data."

Aug 11 18:45

Why Sweden, pilloried by the whole world for refusing to lock down - with schools staying open and no face mask laws - may be having the last laugh as experts say Stockholm is close to achieving herd immunity

The World Health Organisation warns the impact may be felt for decades. ‘Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks,’ said director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. ‘Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths.’

Yet Sweden is seeing a sustained drop in cases, with some experts even suggesting it may be close to herd immunity in the capital Stockholm.

The number of deaths, new cases and patients in intensive care has fallen dramatically.

On one key measure – percentage change in new confirmed cases over the past fortnight relative to the previous 14 days – Sweden is down more than a third.

This contrasts with sharp rises in neighbouring Denmark, Finland and Norway, along with countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Aug 11 11:31

"Game-Changing Capability" - Air Force One Is Going Hypersonic 

The U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate announced they have partnered with an Atlanta-based company called Hermeus to develop a hypersonic Air Force One.

Aug 10 08:22

Iodine mouthwash could protect against Covid-19 because it has 'significant' virus-killing ability when used on sister viruses SARS and MERS, scientists claim

Researchers said that specific types of mouthwash - made with the chemicals povidone and iodine - can have 'significant virucidal activity'.

Testing on a small group of patients with Covid-19, they found that using the mouthwash reduced the number of viruses that were in their saliva.

Lower viral loads - the number of viruses circulating through the body - have been linked to milder symptoms and faster recovery.

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