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  • CDC says coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised

    07/09/2020 9:53:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | 11:08am | Mark Moore
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency will not revise guidelines for reopening schools this fall, after President Trump said they are too expensive and burdensome, but will work with local school districts. “Our guidelines are our guidelines,
  • COVID-19: Colorado Has Second-Most Virus Restrictions, Study Says

    07/08/2020 4:24:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Westword, ^ | JULY 7, 2020 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    For months, Governor Jared Polis and other state officials have been accused of picking winners and losers through public-health orders announced to stop the spread of COVID-19. Polis's decision to shut down bars and clubs statewide mere weeks after their limited reopenings has renewed that criticism — and it's likely to continue with news that he's now extended Colorado's emergency order to thirty days from July 6 ... Now comes more fuel for the fire: a just-released study that found Colorado has the second-most restrictive COVID-19 rules among the fifty states and the District of Columbia. ... Colorado's current overall...
  • What is Gain-of-Function Research & Who is at High Risk?

    07/08/2020 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 22 replies
    Alliance for Human Research Protection ^ | May 19, 2020 | Alliance for Human Research Protection
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has headed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, has played a major role in promoting and funding gain-of-function research, both in the US and China. Newsweek reported: “He argued that the research was worth the risk it entailed because it enables scientists to make preparations that could be useful if and when a pandemic occurred.” Those claims are belied by the empirical evidence GoF experiments have neither prevented a pandemic, nor provided useful information about safe and effective pandemic countermeasures. Numerous prominent scientists argue that these experiments deviate from morally justifiable...
  • Texas Shatters Daily Record With Over 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases

    07/08/2020 6:26:14 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 154 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Sophie Lewis
    Texas has once again broken its single-day record for new coronavirus cases. The state reported 10,028 new cases Tuesday as officials warned that hospitals are reaching capacity. The previous daily record was 8,260 new cases on July 4. There are now more than 200,000 cases across the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state also set a new record for single-day deaths, with 60.
  • ABQ businesses manifest financial ruin

    07/07/2020 8:49:51 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 23 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7/5/20 | pilar martinez
    Albuquerque’s small-business community drew back the curtain last week on months of struggle as members came out in force to speak against three worker protection ordinances proposed by Albuquerque city councilors. In written public comments sent to city councilors ahead of a June 29 meeting and provided to the Journal, local business owners from a wide range of industries begged the council to vote down proposed ordinances they said would decimate their already battered margins and in some cases force them out of business or out of the city. ADVERTISEMENTSKIP The comments also revealed more details of the hardships caused...
  • Judge Rules All of Illinois Free From Gov. Pritzker’s Unlawful Mandates

    07/07/2020 11:15:36 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 27 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 7/7/2020 | Austin Scott Davies
    Late last week, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County ruled in a lawsuit that “all citizens of Illinois” are free from Governor J.B. Pritzker‘s tyrannical orders. This comes after arguably unethical tactics by the Illinois Attorney General to delay the case by trying to remove it to federal court, and the United States Department of Justice filing a Statement of Interest in the case in support of the lawsuit.
  • Treat COVID As The Local Crisis It Is

    07/06/2020 4:58:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 6, 2020 | Lawrence Meyers
    If there was ever an argument against one-size-fits-all government policy, it’s the COVID crisis. I’m going to inundate readers with data, but stick with me because the data is what tells us that there is no reason to keep the country shut down.Dying from COVID-19 is highly dependent on where one lives, and co-morbidity factors such as advanced age, poor respiratory health, and obesity. There are 2.78 million cases, or about 0.9 percent of the country’s entire population.The CDC reports 112,226 deaths from COVID-19 (4 percent mortality), of which 80 percent were age 65 or older. That translates to a...
  • CDC Releases Results from Seroprevalence Survey

    07/05/2020 5:32:28 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 29 replies
    Wilton's Hamlethub ^ | 26 June 2020 | Written by State of CT
    Today, Governor Ned Lamont reported CDC results from the first six sites of large-scale seroprevalence surveys, including Connecticut. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released the results of the first six sites involved in its large-scale seroprevalence survey, which includes Connecticut. The federal agency partnered with commercial laboratories for the survey that tested de-identified clinical blood specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. The survey included people who had blood specimens tested for reasons unrelated to COVID-19, such as for a routine or sick visit blood test by commercial laboratories in participating areas. In Connecticut, the survey estimates that...
  • Shadow deaths of the virus (Lockdowns have led to increased suicides)

    07/05/2020 4:16:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 4, 2020 | Ryan Boetel And Elise Kaplan
    Landon Fuller, an outgoing 11-year-old from Hobbs, loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed sports, riding his bike around the neighborhood with his friends and attending church with his parents and two older sisters. The shuttering of schools and the stay-at-home orders implemented to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 were hard on him, his mother said, and he often asked to go out and play or accompany his parents to the grocery store. On April 23, almost six weeks after his last day in a classroom, Landon took the gun his father carried to protect himself from rattlesnakes while...
  • Clinton Knocks Trump's COVID Response [semi-satire]

    07/04/2020 10:14:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, loser of the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton boasts that "I would've done a better job handling the pandemic than Trump." "First, if I had been the president when the virus struck there would have been no need to shut down the economy," Clinton asserted. "The only reason for shutting down the economy was to deflate the economic gains in profits and jobs sparked by Trump's tax cuts and deregulation. This unwarranted prosperity would never have happened if I were running the federal government. Dr. Fauci wouldn't have been allowed to issue dire...
  • The Friday Before the Fourth of July: Let’s Shut Everything Down Again!

    07/04/2020 5:29:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 7-3-20 | MOTUS
    Could things possibly get any more transparent? A June jobs report that indicates 5 million new jobs were created. Well technically that’s 5 million jobs that were hijacked and held hostage by Cootie Panic were just released. Trump’s economy is attempting to come back with a vengeance. Can’t have that in an election year so time to re-trigger the panic button: Surge! Surge! Ten  thousand new cases - in a day! A DAY! – in Florida. Alert! Alert! Stop the great recovery reopening of America!!!! NOW! We are to ignore the fact that this virus was NEVER going to abate...
  • Modelers Were ‘Astronomically Wrong’ in COVID-19 Predictions, Says Leading Epidemiologist—and the World Is Paying the Price [Stanford]

    07/02/2020 12:47:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Jon Miltimore
    In a recent interview, Dr. John Ioannidis had a harsh assessment of modelers who predicted as many as 40 million people would die and the US healthcare system would be overrun because of COVID-19. =========================================================================== Dr. John Ioannidis became a world-leading scientist by exposing bad science. But the COVID-19 pandemic could prove to be his biggest challenge yet. Ioannidis, the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, has come under fire in recent months for his opposition to state-ordered lockdowns, which he says could cause social harms well beyond their presumed benefits. But he doesn’t appear to be...
  • Don't Be Fooled, Recent Coronavirus Data Suggests the Lockdowns Were a Colossal Mistake

    06/30/2020 7:07:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/30/2020 | Matt Margolis
    In various states across the nation, there’s been a noticeable trend of an increase in coronavirus cases. While this fact makes the headlines, the detail that seems to get overlooked is the fact that deaths have declined. Florida, Arizona, Texas, California, and Ohio are among the states that have experienced spikes in cases but have maintained declining death rates or no spike in deaths. How is this possible? Conventional wisdom suggests that a spike in cases should result in a spike in deaths, but that has not panned out. The protests and riots following George Floyd’s death have been going...
  • All L.A. County beaches closed for July 4th weekend as coronavirus cases skyrocket.

    06/30/2020 12:39:13 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 49 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mary Beth McDade
    Fourth of July revelers have been advised to stay away from Los Angeles County beaches as coronavirus cases skyrocketed. The temporary closures affects all beaches, piers, parking lots, beach bike paths, and beach access points beginning on Friday at 12:01 a.m., and lasting through 5 a.m. on Monday, L.A. County officials announced. Fireworks displays are also off-limits over the weekend in an effort to prevent gathering.
  • Gov. Ducey orders 30-day closure of some businesses, school opening delayed-AZ

    06/29/2020 5:08:47 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 78 replies
    KGUN Channel 9 ^ | june 29, 2020 | Sam Radwany
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Gov. Doug Ducey announced new measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona at a news conference Monday afternoon. First, the governor said bars, gyms, indoor movie theaters, water parks and tubing in Arizona would be forced to close for 30 days. Pools will be allowed to remain open, but can allow 10 people at a time, Ducey said. The executive order goes into effect at 8 p.m. Monday.
  • N.J. restaurants NOT reopening for indoor dining this week after ‘knucklehead’ crowds at bars ruin it for everyone

    06/29/2020 1:40:59 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 35 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | June 29, 2020 | Matt Arco
    New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state’s Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Indoor dining was scheduled to resume Thursday along with several other big reopening steps including Atlantic City casinos, amusement parks, boardwalk rides and arcades ahead of the busy July 4th weekend. The canceled reopening also includes wedding venues and banquet halls. But the reopening of casinos remains scheduled for Thursday. Murphy cited recent scenes from expanded outdoor bar and restaurants showing packed crowds not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing as...
  • One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests

    06/26/2020 7:51:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 26, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    One of the very biggest reasons yet for why the lockdown is a scam: A federal judge struck down Cuomo’s and de Blasio’s lockdown orders for churches because the lockdown did not apply to Black Lives Matter protests My list of reasons why the lockdown is a scam can be read at Here are 150 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdownsHere’s a new one that I’ll be adding the next time I update my list.A federal judge has ruled against the lockdown on churches and synagogues by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio,...
  • Abbott orders bars to close, reduces restaurant capacity amid Texas’ record COVID cases

    06/26/2020 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 103 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | June 26, 2020 | Tessa Weinberg
    To combat record-breaking new cases and hospitalizations of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new executive order Friday ordering bars to close by noon and reducing restaurants’ capacity to 50%. Bars may remain open for delivery and take-out services, including for alcoholic drinks. Starting Monday, restaurants must return to 50% dine-in capacity. Previously, bars had been permitted to reopen at 50% capacity, and restaurants were allowed to operate at up to 75% occupancy. Abbott also ordered rafting and tubing businesses to close by noon, and required local government approval for most outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more....
  • Texas pauses reopenings amid COVID-19 spike

    06/25/2020 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/20 | Reid Wilson
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Thursday the state will pause its efforts to reopen the economy as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections spikes and hospitals begin to fill. Abbott has been warning of a mounting catastrophe for days, as new cases rise precipitously in Houston, the Dallas metroplex and in cities like Austin, San Antonio and El Paso. Abbott said businesses that are already allowed to operate under the current reopening phase will continue to be able to do so. "As we experience an increase in both positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we are focused on strategies that...
  • Gavin Newsom gets power to withhold funds for counties that don’t follow COVID-19 rules

    06/24/2020 10:01:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    California counties must comply with state and federal COVID-19 rules if they want part of up to $1 billion in funding through the state budget, according to details of a budget deal expected to win approval in the Legislature.