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  • The CDC says coronavirus is airborne and spread by aerosols, warns of poorly ventilated spaces

    09/21/2020 9:12:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2020 | Tim Elfrink
    For months, scientists and public health experts have warned of mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne, transmitted through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air much longer than the larger globs that come from coughing or sneezing. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees. The CDC recently changed its official guidance to note that aerosols are “thought to be the main way the virus spreads” and to warn that poorly ventilated indoor spaces are particularly dangerous.
  • Coronavirus can float in air, WHO and CDC should tell people that, experts say

    07/06/2020 3:34:41 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6,2020
    Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland who studies how viruses are transmitted, has helped lead a group of 239 scientists who wrote an open letter to appeal for better recognition of the potential airborne transmission of coronavirus. They don’t want to talk about airborne transmission because that is going to make people afraid,” he said. There’s also an element of worry that if people think the virus is airborne, they’ll stop doing other things they need to do to prevent transmission, such as washing hands, staying apart and cleaning surfaces. There is significant potential for...
  • Coronavirus Live Thread. 6.

    02/28/2020 1:09:49 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 1,328 replies
    2/27/20
    Continuation of the thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3820145/posts
  • As the war in Afghanistan rages on, Al Villanueva and other Pittsburgh veterans watch — and question

    12/22/2019 4:02:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 21, 2019 | Bill Brink
    Al Villanueva was 12 when the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center prompted the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001. Eighteen years, three tours of duty and five NFL seasons later, the war continues. Mr. Villanueva, the Steelers’ left tackle and locally perhaps the most well-known veteran of the war in Afghanistan, belongs to a large Pittsburgh community of post-9/11 veterans, a portion of the nearly 800,000 who have deployed to Afghanistan with the initial mission of hunting down Osama bin Laden and the Taliban who protected him. Bin Laden is dead, but the Taliban, once nearly vanquished,...
  • 'Extremely disturbing': Democrats alarmed over Lt. Col. Vindman's testimony on Trump-Ukraine call

    10/29/2019 11:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/29/2019 | Alex Wong
    Top Democrats at the deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, said his testimony Tuesday was “extremely disturbing” and praised him for appearing despite attacks from the White House. Acting House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y, told NBC News she found Vindman’s remarks “extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing” as she left the deposition. Maloney refused to answer any other questions about Vindman’s testimony. Vindman, appearing voluntarily under congressional subpoena, was set to tell members of Congress conducting an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump that he was on the phone call between Trump...
  • The Bridge to Hell: How 17,000 Allies were killed or wounded and 20,000 innocents [tr]

    05/27/2018 6:04:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2018 | Antony Beevor
    After four humiliating years of occupation, the German retreat through the Netherlands towards the Reich caused an unusual degree of jubilation, disdain and harsh laughter among Dutch civilians. On September 4, 1944, the day after the British Guards Armoured Division drove into Brussels to wild rejoicing, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands had broadcast to her occupied country from London: ‘Compatriots – You know our liberation is coming.’ Three months after D-Day, the formerly invincible Wehrmacht, which had crushed the Netherlands in the summer of 1940, had been reduced to stealing bicycles to escape the Allied advance. Vehicles requisitioned for the...
  • US Nuclear 'Doomsday Plane' Goes AIRBORNE Amid Fears Of WAR With Russia

    04/13/2018 5:52:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 04/12/18 | Henry Holloway
    US forces have deployed the “Doomsday Plane” amid fears of war with Russia as tensions look ready to snap over Syria. Just after US President Donald Trump told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “get ready” for a missile strike the feared aircraft took to the sky. US forces put a Boeing E-4B Nightwatch plane into the air from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Indiana. The Nightwatch – also known as the Doomsday Plane – is an airborne nuclear war command centre. It would allow the US to maintain a chain of command in the event of a major war and...
  • Russian Airforce in Syria: Su-30SM and IL-76

    Russian Airforce in Syria: Su-30SM and IL-76
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • June 6, 1944: The Greatest Day of the 20th Century

    06/05/2016 9:22:52 PM PDT · by pboyington · 49 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in...
  • 82nd Airborne Division Tests New All-Terrain Vehicles in Poland Jump

    05/26/2016 2:23:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    military.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Richard Sisk
    ...The troops will be dropping with about 10 of their MRZR all-terrain vehicles made by Minnesota-based Polaris Defense. (MRZR is not an acronym but simply a designator, said a Polaris spokeswoman.) The four-seat MRZRs were still a "pilot program" for the 82nd but were intended to give the paratroopers more mobility once they hit the ground. "It's a little more robust" than commercial ATVs, Tuley said. "These vehicles significantly enhance what would otherwise be foot mobility," Brig. Gen. Brian Winski, deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne, told Bloomberg News. "They change the dynamic and turn what would have been a...
  • Army Paratrooper Tree Landing and Climbs Down Reserve [video]

    01/18/2016 5:14:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-19-2014 | Matt Wilson
    The world's most interesting paratrooper known exclusivly as "HURD BLACK" performs an emergency tree landing and then climbs down his reserve to continue the mission. AIRBORNE!!!
  • Another Massive Fail… Obama Sends 1,000 Paratroopers From Fort Bragg Back to Iraq

    01/27/2015 11:13:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2011 Barack Obama delivered a speech to soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on how the Iraq War was over: “It’s harder to end a war than to begin one… We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self reliant Iraq.“ And with that Barack Obama pulled all US troops from Iraq despite the advice from top military leaders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKSb2ukQxvYFast forward three years… Today Barack Obama sent 1,000 US paratroopers from Fort Bragg back to Iraq as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission. The place is a mess.
  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.
  • CDC throws cold water on talk of ‘airborne’ Ebola transmission

    12/02/2014 8:52:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Hoping to tamp down fears about Ebola, the Obama administration said Monday the virus wreaking havoc in West Africa is unlikely to mutate and spread by air. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a fact sheet that says samples from the current outbreak, which has killed about 5,000 abroad and elicited fear in the U.S., are nearly identical — 97 percent the same — as the strains studied when Ebola was discovered in 1976. Scientists monitoring the virus have not seen any evidence that Ebola may be mutating in a way that would make it spread more easily,...
  • CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

    10/27/2014 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 154 replies
    CDC ^ | 10/27/14
    Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another. A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose. *** Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 5,030 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.