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  • Coronavirus mutation seen in massive new study of genetic sequences from Houston – The Washington Post

    09/23/2020 7:38:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Scientists in Houston on Wednesday released a study of more than 5,000 genetic sequences of the coronavirus that reveals the virus’s continual accumulation of mutations, one of which may have made it more contagious. Coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2 are relatively stable as viruses go, because they have a proofreading mechanism as they replicate. But every mutation is a roll of the dice, and with transmission so widespread in the United States — which continues to see tens of thousands of new, confirmed infections daily — the virus has had abundant opportunities to change, potentially with troublesome consequences, said study author...
  • Video: Flight Attendant With The Mask Under His Nose Threatens Passenger With Arrest Over Patriotic Face Covering: “It is not legal according to the CDC”

    09/19/2020 9:03:54 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 56 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 09.19.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Spirit Airlines passenger was told to expect local police to be waiting for him after an argument with a flight attendant over face masks was captured on video and shared to social media. The video begins during the conversation with the passenger—who is unnamed—telling the Spirit Airlines employee that he is wearing a mask. In response, the flight attendant asks what he is wearing under his mask and that the cloth around his nose and mouth is not “legally” a mask. The conversation below: I’m wearing a mask. No. What do you have underneath this? This is not legal to...
  • The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak

    09/10/2020 9:43:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sep. 10, 2020|7:45 AM | Karen Kaplan
    Researchers from UCLA and their colleagues at the University of Washington documented an unmistakable uptick in patients seeking treatment for coughs. The increase began the week of Dec. 22, 2019, and persisted through the end of February. Some of those patients were treated in outpatient centers. Others came to emergency rooms, and some were ultimately admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center or other hospitals operated by UCLA. Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recognized that the coronavirus had reached American shores in mid-January, when a man in Washington state who had traveled to...
  • Fauci responds to Woodward reporting on Trump: ‘I don’t recall that at all’

    09/09/2020 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 2020 | Jackie Sala
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday shot down journalist Bob Woodward’s reporting that he once said President Trump was “unfocused in meetings” and that “his sole purpose is to get re-elected” — saying he doesn’t “recall that at all.”
  • Cuomo says Trump 'caused' New York coronavirus outbreak

    09/08/2020 12:19:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed Tuesday that President Trump “caused” the coronavirus outbreak in New York by not banning travel from Europe sooner -- the latest in an escalation of words between the politicians. "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York,” Cuomo said during a press briefing. “That is a fact. It’s a fact that he admitted, and the CDC admitted, and Fauci admitted.” He also slammed the president for calling coronavirus the “China virus.”
  • New Covid-19 Layoffs Make Job Reductions Permanent

    08/29/2020 2:50:10 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal. via MSN ^ | 8/29/20 | Patrick Thomas, Sarah Chaney, Chip Cutter
    A new wave of layoffs is washing over the U.S. as several big companies reassess staffing plans and settle in for a long period of uncertainty. MGM Resorts International and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. recently told some employees furloughed at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic that they wouldn’t be put back on the payroll. And companies bringing back the majority of furloughed workers, including Yelp Inc. and Cheesecake Factory Inc., are making reductions as they adjust to the new reality that many coronavirus-related closures won’t be resolved this fall. More fresh layoffs at big employers loom. A day...
  • Twitter Censors Trump Tweet About ‘Voter Security Disaster’

    08/23/2020 2:32:56 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2020 | Allum Bokhari
    Twitter hid another tweet from President Donald Trump behind a warning label earlier today, the latest in a string of censorship against the President that the platform has taken this year. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted that mail drop boxes are a “voter security disaster,” that allow people to vote multiple times. The president also warned that the mailboxes are not sanitized to prevent the spread of the Chinese virus.
  • Survey of India’s 9th-largest city finds COVID antibodies in 52% of the population

    08/21/2020 3:03:44 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 21, 2020 | NAOMI XU ELEGANT
    More than half the residents in one of India’s largest cities may have developed antibodies for the coronavirus, according to the results of a serological survey released this week. The survey was carried out in Pune, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra with a population of 4 million. Researchers tested 1,664 participants’ blood samples for the presence of coronavirus antibodies, the proteins that the body produces in response to a coronavirus infection. They detected antibodies in 51.5% of the blood samples. The participants hailed from five areas of Pune; in one of the areas, 65% of participants...
  • Scientists see signs of lasting immunity to Covid-19, even after mild symptoms

    08/17/2020 8:53:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | 08/17/2020
    Scientists who have been monitoring immune responses to the virus are now starting to see encouraging signs of strong, lasting immunity, even in people who developed only mild symptoms of Covid-19, a flurry of new studies suggests. Although researchers cannot forecast how long these immune responses will last, many experts consider the data a welcome indication that the body’s most studious cells are doing their job — and will have a good chance of fending off the coronavirus... Protection against reinfection cannot be fully confirmed until there is proof that most people who encounter the virus a second time are...
  • Coronavirus hasn’t devastated California’s homeless population as many feared

    08/16/2020 3:47:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/16/2020
    When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless... ... scrambled to move people into hotel rooms, thinned out crowded shelters and moved tents into designated spots at sanctioned outdoor camps. [R]esearchers don’t know why there appear to be so few outbreaks among the homeless. More than 200 of an estimated 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco have tested positive for the virus, and half came from an outbreak at a homeless shelter in April. One homeless person is among the city’s 69 deaths. In other places with large homeless populations, the...
  • COVID-19 is isolating a lot of us

    08/14/2020 2:30:02 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2020 | Martin Marcus
    There is a strange phenomenon going on in our society. Since mid-March, people have been staying in their homes, never to go outside and breathe the fresh air. You know why they are doing this. They do not want to get the COVID-19 virus. We have the same fear. We travel less often. We work from home. We shop online. We telephone our loved ones instead of visiting them. The difference is that we get out of the house once in a while. Why are others locking themselves into their homes? The answer is political. The recluses want to blame...
  • Four Pieces of Terrible News about the Pandemic’s Effects

    08/14/2020 2:39:15 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2020 | Robert Verbruggen
    1) When the economy contracted, employment declined most for the working class and poor. At first, a $600 boost to unemployment benefits more than offset this loss income-wise for many, but the boost is expired now. Meanwhile, jobs for the well-to-do barely declined and have fully rebounded. 2) Kids’ math learning shows exactly the same pattern. Those in the richest neighborhoods are doing fine — maybe even improving, thanks to being tutored by highly educated parents and hired help — but the picture is very grim down the income scale...
  • UN-Linked Biotech Expert Claims COVID-19 Is Man-Made Bioweapon From Chinese Military Lab

    08/12/2020 7:41:06 PM PDT · by rxsid · 30 replies ^ | 08.12.2020 | STAFF WRITER
    UN-Linked Biotech Expert Claims COVID-19 Is Man-Made Bioweapon From Chinese Military Lab The explosive charges come from Tritto’s new book, China COVID 19: The Chimera That Changed The World. Published in Italian, the nearly 300-page book contends that China conducted bioengineering experiments with financial and personnel assistance from France and the U.S. While the collaboration sought to develop vaccines against diseases such as SARS, it morphed into more dangerous research under the auspices of the Chinese military. Specifically, Tritto alleges that the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 lab used “reverse genetics” – a process whereby scientists alter disease pathogens –...
  • NM Tyrant Governor Announces She Will Keep COVID-19 Practices in Place Even After Pandemic

    08/11/2020 1:48:23 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is now saying she’s going to keep the COVID practices in place even after a vaccine is available. Grisham says, “These are good public health behaviors that will prevent the spread of influenza.” New Mexicans are enlisting legislators to call for an extraordinary session. Here’s a post from NM Extraordinary Session Facebook page (posted August 8 at 2:31 pm): “This week, the Governor stated that she wants to continue all of her current restrictions whether we get a COVID vaccine or not. Let’s be clear about what that means. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s orders have been...
  • Trump Taps Esteemed Anti-Fauci Stanford Doc for COVID Team – Huge Game Changer

    08/11/2020 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Michal T · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | August 11, 2020 | Michael Thau
    Latest RedState Column explaining who Dr. Scott Atlas is and why Trump's announcement that he's now part of his COVID-19 team is such great news.
  • Daily covid death count could be scrapped ( United Kingdom )

    08/10/2020 5:09:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9 August 2020 | Anna Mikhailova
    A review will examine reports that officials were "over-exaggerating” the number of deaths from coronavirus. The official Covid-19 daily death toll may never be brought back following an investigation into Public Health England's method of counting it, the Telegraph understands. The conclusions of the review, which was ordered by Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were "over-exaggerating” deaths from the virus, are expected this week. One expected recommendation would be to stop daily reporting altogether and move to a weekly official death toll instead ... a significant proportion of the daily out-of-hospital death toll relates to patients who recovered from...
  • The world is rehearsing biological warfare?

    08/09/2020 8:22:04 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 19 replies
    pravdareport ^ | 08/03/20 | Lyuba Lulko
    The world is rehearsing biological warfare Leonid Roshal, the Director of the Research Institute of Emergent Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology said in an interview with Forbes that the current crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic is a "rehearsal of biological warfare." "When I analyze the current state of affairs, I understand that this is a rehearsal of biological warfare," he said. However, according to Roshal, there is insufficient evidence to claim that the virus was created by the hands of man.According to the specialist, who is a very well-known doctor in Russia, coronavirus could be a creation of nature, but what...
  • Baker slows Mass. reopening process, tightening restrictions on gatherings and restaurants

    08/07/2020 4:06:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 7, 2020 | Travis Andersen and Martin Finucane
    Governor Charlie Baker on Friday announced a series of steps intended to keep the coronavirus from resurging in the state, including a reduction in the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people, and the creation of a new task force to enforce public health directives in harder-hit communities. “Now we are seeing the virus escalate in certain communities around the Commonwealth and we have to put together a plan, working together, to stop it,” Baker said during his regular State House briefing. “This fight against COVID-19 is far from over.”
  • Rape suspect freed from jail amid COVID-19 allegedly kills accuser

    08/07/2020 2:37:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 7 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Virginia rape suspect was released from jail over coronavirus concerns — and then shot dead his accuser, authorities say. Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, of Greenbelt, Md., had been indicted on charges of rape, strangulation and abduction after Karla Dominguez, a native of Venezuela, told cops in Alexandria, Va., that he sexually assaulted her in October, the Washington Post said. Bouaichi turned himself in 11 days later, and a judge ordered him held without bond. Then, despite objections by an Alexandria prosecutor, lawyers for the man, who was charged with six felonies, successfully argued on April 9 that he be...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

    08/07/2020 12:49:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 112 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/07/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn and Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the chances of scientists creating a highly effective vaccine — one that provides 98% or more guaranteed protection — for the virus are slim. Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, but 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable, too, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A with the Brown University School of Public Health. “The chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach.” “You’ve...