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  • Victor Davis Hanson | Plague, Panic, and Protests—the Weird Election Year of 2020 (video)

    09/05/2020 12:51:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    hillsdale college ^ | 9/3/2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "Everybody says each election is the most important in their history. But I think this election is one of the four or five most important..." Join us in listening to Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College. 1 hour video
  • California has its first case of plague in 5 years. How likely are you to catch it?

    08/22/2020 9:39:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | AUGUST 20, 2020 | Sophie Lewis
    In the Middle Ages, the plague caused tens of millions of deaths in Europe in a series of outbreaks known as the Black Death. And while it's extremely rare in modern times, the deadly bacterial infection is still around today — but how likely are you to catch it? This week, California reported its first case of plague in five years. The patient, a resident of the South Lake Tahoe area, is said to be recovering at home. And in July, a 15-year-old boy in western Mongolia died of bubonic plague that he contracted from an infected marmot. According to...

    08/18/2020 6:31:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    EDC HHS ^ | 08 17 2020 | EDC HHS
    (South Lake Tahoe, CA) - El Dorado County health officials have been notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that a South Lake Tahoe resident has tested positive for plague. The individual is currently under the care of a medical professional and is recovering at home. It's believed that the person, an avid walker, may have been bitten by an infected flea while walking their dog along the Truckee River Corridor north of Highway 50 or the Tahoe Keys area in South Lake Tahoe. Health officials are investigating the situation. According to El Dorado County Public Health Officer,...
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Rocco/Roch - Feast Day, August 16

    08/16/2020 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Who Is Saint Rocco? Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpellier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty. San Rocco dressed in the clothes of a pilgrim and departed...

    08/11/2020 4:25:00 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 70 replies
    BIN ^ | 8/10/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    While the WHO declares that there is nothing to worry about, China is sealing off entire villages and a man died in New Mexico from a rare form of the plague that once killed off half the world population. China sealed off several villages in Inner Mongolia in a second attempt to contain the spread of a new outbreak of bubonic plague. A man died in the region’s city of Bayannur from multiple organ failure after contracting the disease. Authorities in Bayannur said: “The place of residence of the deceased is locked down, and a comprehensive epidemiological investigation is being...
  • Case of human plague identified in northeastern Arizona

    07/25/2020 5:21:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    KTAR ^ | 07/25/2020
    Navajo County Assistant Manager Bryan Layton said Friday that a man over the age of 55 was being treated for the disease amid an investigation into how it was contracted. The Navajo County Health Department encouraged people to avoid rodent burrows and keep dogs on a leash. Human symptoms of plague usually appear within two to six days of contact and include fever, chills, headaches and often a swelling of lymph nodes under the armpit.
  • 2020’s latest scourge: 50-mile-wide swarm of flying ants

    07/20/2020 8:58:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    ny post ^ | 7/17/2020 | Laura Italiano
    From the year that brought us murder hornets, famine-inducing locusts and the global coronavirus pandemic, comes the latest airborne scourge: a 50-mile-wide swarm of flying, and mating, ants. The horny swarm currently copulating over England is so vast, it showed up on radar to the bafflement of meteorologists, the Telegraph reported Friday. Weather watchers initially believed the weird “droplets” on their radar screens were rain clouds. But that made no sense given the dry and otherwise cloudless weather being enjoyed below in London, Kent and Sussex, the report said. Britain’s Met office later cleared the mystery up in a tweet....
  • NASA Doesn’t Want Any Alien Plagues Contaminating Our Planet; But We Can Plague Them All We Like...

    07/15/2020 8:04:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The title seems like a no-brainer to most of you, or so I’d assume. We’ve already got more than our fair share of plagues currently wreaking havoc around the Earth, with potentially some other golden oldies waiting for their turn to get the band back together. We certainly don’t need any infectious contagions from the Moon, Mars, the upper atmosphere of Venus or anywhere else dropping in on us. But as we Earthlings prepare a new fleet of missions heading to all of those locations and more, with some scheduled to bring samples back home for study, how do...
  • Teenage boy dies from bubonic plague after eating marmot

    07/15/2020 10:57:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2020 | Jack Guy and Bilegdemberel Gansukh
    A 15-year-old boy has died from bubonic plague in western Mongolia, according to government health officials. The teenager caught the plague after hunting and eating marmot, according to Dorj Narangerel, spokesperson for Mongolia's Ministry of Health. He died on Sunday. Marmots are large ground squirrels, a type of rodent, that have historically been linked to plague outbreaks in the region. Tests confirmed the teenager had contracted bubonic plague and authorities imposed quarantine measures in the Tugrug district of Gobi-Altai province. Mongolia has recorded 692 cases of marmot plague from 1928 to 2018. Of those, 513 died of the disease, equivalent...
  • Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Found In Colorado

    07/14/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/14/2020 | Snow Digon
    Colorado health officials announced a squirrel in the state tested positive for the bubonic plague. Health officials reported the squirrel was the first documented case of the disease in the Town of Morrison in Jefferson County. Bubonic plague is an infectious illness caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. Scientists said the disease spreads through bites of infected fleas and can affect not only humans but also household animals. The World Health Organization explained those suffering from the disease experience their lymph nodes getting inflamed. The painful swollen glands are, in some countries, called "bubo." While the disease is highly infectious,...
  • Swarms of Millions of Locusts Devastate Crops in India Amid Pandemic-Created Economic Crisis

    06/04/2020 9:09:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 6/2/20 | Melissa Godin
    India has been hit by the worst locust storm the country has experienced in nearly 30 years, as the nation grapples with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has overrun hospitals. Swarms of millions of desert locusts that stretch up to 4 miles long crossed into the Western state of Rajasthan from Pakistan at the beginning of May and have since entered Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believes that the current locust crisis was caused by the strong winds that followed the Cyclone Amphan that hit India and Bangladesh on May 20. The...
  • How did the plague reshape Bronze Age Europe?

    05/20/2020 9:37:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | December 3, 2019 | Anthony King
    ...Prof. Haak will also try to detect more plague DNA in hundreds of skeletons from the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. So far, DNA evidence from a dozen skeletons points to little variability between the strains of Yersinia pestis in such remains, suggesting that the pestilence spread rapidly across the continent. The speed may owe to another human advance at this time -- the domestication of wild horses, which may literally have carried the disease into Europe. "We see the change from wild local horses to domesticated horses, which happened rapidly at the beginning of the Bronze Age," said...
  • The disappointing truth about antibody testing

    05/14/2020 5:23:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 5/7/2020 | Elizabeth Lopatto
    DidDid you get seriously sick this year? Have you, like many others, been wondering if it was COVID-19? “I get emails every day,” says George Rutherford, a University of California San Francisco epidemiologist. They say things like, “I think I might have had it. I really want to know,” he says. Maybe you’ve been tempted by the wave of antibody tests that recently hit the market — but don’t think that just because you can buy a test, it will be accurate. There are lots of tests available, but it’s not entirely clear which ones are best. Tests can go...
  • Corona Virus Daily Thread #52 COVID-19 5/12/2020

    05/12/2020 5:35:05 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 889 replies
    many | 5/12/2020 | many
    new thread Corona Virus Daily Thread #52 COVID-19 5/12/2020
  • About Those Murder Hornets: Not So Fast -- They really aren’t any more dangerous to people than other stinging insects.

    05/11/2020 12:10:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    For a while there, we were convinced that we’d discovered the next great plague of 2020 after the novel coronavirus. We were told that the Asian Murder Hornets had arrived in North America and they were going to finish wiping out the honeybees and potentially a number of us as well. But was it all just a bunch of hype designed to generate hilarious memes on social media? That’s the opinion of at least some entomologists. These alleged “bug experts” are telling the Washington Examiner that the insects aren’t really murderous and they’re “just another type of hornet.” While...
  • Europe’s Plagues Came From China, Study Finds (2010 article)

    05/10/2020 9:04:20 PM PDT · by rintintin · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct 31 2010 | Nicholas Wade
    The great waves of plague that twice devastated Europe and changed the course of history had their origins in China, a team of medical geneticists reported Sunday, as did a third plague outbreak that struck less harmfully in the 19th century.
  • Corona Virus Daily Thread #51 COVID-19 5/07/2020

    05/07/2020 6:32:35 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 617 replies
    many | 5/7/2020 | many
    Corona Virus Daily Thread #51 COVID-19 5/07/2020
  • Corona Virus Daily Thread #50 COVID-19 5/04/2020

    05/04/2020 3:29:25 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 715 replies
    many | 5/4/2020 | many
    Corona Virus Daily Thread #50 COVID-19 5/04/2020
  • How many of these Wuhanic Plague deaths are from deliberate infections?

    05/03/2020 7:01:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    The Incessant Interminable Outrageous News | 3 May 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The thought just occurred to me, how many people have been deliberately infected by someone in hopes that they would die to rid themselves of said individual for a variety of reasons? Could someone have infected someone from work that had enraged them? Could someone have infected a spouse for a more efficient resolution of problems than divorce? Could someone have infected someone to hasten an inheritance? The possibilities are almost endless. What are Democrats and the media doing to protect us from this? Talk about the perfect crime.
  • UK police searching for walker dressed as 17th century plague doctor

    05/01/2020 9:18:59 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/30/2020 | Leakin Media
    Video Here. UK police are looking for a walker dressed as a 17th Century plague doctor during the coronavirus lockdown. According to local media, people in Norwich have spotted the mystery person dressed in a long black cloak, hat, and pointed beak-like mask. The filmer, Jade Gosbell told Newsflare: "I just couldn’t believe it. It was 20 degrees and some guy was just walking around head to toe in a huge black plague doctor costume with a mask covering his face. I just thought it was ridiculous as he must have been so hot, so just be getting some...