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  • Texas governor lifts coronavirus mask mandate and allows businesses to open at 100% capacity, despite health officials' warnings

    03/02/2021 6:22:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 03/02/2021 | Amir Vera
    Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he's lifting the mask mandate in Texas, even as health officials warn not to ease safety restrictions. Abbott made the announcement during a Lubbock Chamber of Commerce event where he issued an executive order rescinding most of his earlier executive orders like the mask mandate. Abbott said businesses of any type will be allowed to open 100% beginning March 10. "Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100%," he said. Mississippi Gov....
  • Brazil variant evades up to 61% of immunity from past Coronavirus infections, study suggests: Prior infected patients have been re-infected in the city of Manaus

    03/02/2021 6:15:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/02/2021 | Alexandra Thompson
    The so-called Brazil variant may evade up to 61% of the immunity brought about after people overcome older versions of the coronavirus, research suggests. There are six known cases of the Brazil variant in the UK, one of which health officials are still trying to trace after they left their contact details off their coronavirus test registration card. The emergence of new variants raises questions as to whether they will spread more readily, cause more serious complications or even evade a former coronavirus patient's natural immunity, as well as that brought about by the long-awaited vaccination programme. To learn more,...
  • $140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian

    03/02/2021 4:59:09 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2021 | 7:29pm | Steven Nelson
    Guess she’ll have to take the bus. Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill. The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn’t allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills. Republicans singled out the rail project as an example of unrelated “pork” in the bill, which is being rammed through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate. On Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)...
  • Dolly Parton gets first vaccine dose, calls anti-vaxxers ‘cowards’

    03/02/2021 3:49:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2021 | 6:02pm | Hannah Frishberg
    The Queen of Country has been vaccinated. “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with upper arm cutouts in just the right place for the coronavirus vaccine injection. In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine site — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop. “I’m finally gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve...
  • New York's leading Democrats reach deal to strip Cuomo's emergency coronavirus powers

    03/02/2021 2:50:35 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 02, 2021 | Michael Ruiz
    The move comes as the governor is enmeshed in scandal.. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers would be limited by state legislators under new legislation, the leaders of the state's Democratic legislative majorities announced Tuesday. They said they had finalized a deal to strip Cuomo of his emergency coronavirus powers. It comes amid growing uproar surrounding his alleged treatment of women and his handling of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the state’s nursing homes. State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a longtime Cuomo ally, had at first resisted such measures. But on Tuesday, he joined State Sen. Andrew Stewart-Cousins, the...
  • Get Dr. Fauci Off TV

    03/02/2021 9:07:54 AM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/2/21 AT 10:31 AM EST | KAROL MARKOWICZ
    It's time for news stations to do the responsible thing and stop putting Anthony Fauci on TV. Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advisor to presidents, including President Biden. Few dispute his qualifications. But a year into this pandemic, it's clear that his presence has been a muddling one for the country. For starters, there are the mistakes. There have been many. And they've been disastrous.
  • America Will Be In Lockdown As Long As Dr. Fauci Is A God

    03/02/2021 9:19:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 2, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    As Long As Dr. Fauci Is A God There will be no return to normal for as long as Anthony Fauci's word reigns supreme. There's too large a population that now just wants the government to tell them exactly what to do.>White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci traded barbs with South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem on CBS Sunday, speaking one after the other on the flagship political program over whether aggressive endless lockdowns serve the public’s best interest.Fauci first responded to Noem, who celebrated her state’s triumphant success protecting the vulnerable while its economy remained open,...
  • COVID-19 vaccine side effect causing false positive cancer screenings

    03/02/2021 8:35:38 AM PST · by rxsid · 12 replies
    khou.com ^ | 03.02.2021 | Cory McCord
    COVID-19 vaccine side effect causing false positive cancer screeningsAccording to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, swelling caused by the COVID vaccine is causing false positives on cancer screening examsHOUSTON — One side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swelling. RELATED: Houston expands who can get on COVID vaccine waitlist for FEMA location and other sites According to MD Anderson Cancer Center, that swelling is causing false positives on cancer screening exams. "Cancer experts at MD Anderson are seeing an uptick in mammograms identifying a false positive for breast cancer due to a common side effect of the available COVID-19 vaccines...
  • Joe Biden coronavirus adviser Dr. Zeke Emanuel once argued it's not worth living past 75 - despite president-elect being 77 - and suggested only 'younger people who are yet to live a complete life' should get a vaccine in a flu pandemic

    03/02/2021 8:34:09 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/09/2020 | Luke Kenton
    Dr. Zeke Emanuel, one of the 10 advisory board members appointed to Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force on Monday, once argued in an article that life is not worth living after 75.The declaration, made in a 2014 Atlantic essay titled 'Why I Hope to Die at 75', could raise some awkward questions, considering the fact the president-elect is 77, and that Emanuel is now entrusted with protecting the nation's elderly from COVID-19.The oncologist, 63, wrote at the time that he believed by 75, ‘creativity, originality and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us.’
  • Man Arrested, Claims He Was Strip Searched For Going For a Walk Too Far From Home [ United Kingdom ]

    03/02/2021 5:20:16 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Summit N ews ^ | 1 March, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    It felt humiliating.”. A man in Wales was arrested by police for going for a walk too far from home and failing to identify himself before he claimed he was taken to the police station and subjected to a strip search. The incident was highlighted by Welsh member of Parliament Neil McEvoy, who posted a video of the arrest to Twitter. According to McEvoy, the couple in question were grieving the recent death of an uncle and wanted to visit the nearest beach to go for a walk. Mr. Radek, the man seen being handcuffed in the video, says that...
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 340 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    03/02/2021 4:20:45 AM PST · by impimp · 28 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 2 March 2021 | Impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro. Experts are concerned about the following things (this is a partial list): https://www.cbsnews.com/video/coronavirus-transmission-humans-animals-covid-pandemic-david-quammen-analysis/ Unchecked spreading of the Coronavirus to animals. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/health-experts-concerned-about-increasingly-drug-resistant-germs-amid-pandemic/ar-BB1d9hMF Emergence of drug resistant germs appearing during the pandemic. https://www.coastreporter.net/coronavirus-covid-19-national-news/this-isnt-a-wave-its-a-forest-fire-experts-predict-rise-of-covid-variant-cases-3467031 Rise of Covid variants - “this isn’t a wave it’s a forest fire”. https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-warns-that-all-recent-covid-19-gains-can-vanish-due-to-new-variants CDC: new variants can erase our gains against Covid-19. I like it when experts spout off with their opinions and what they are very concerned about. I just don’t like it when politicians throw away liberty and the principles of our founding - all based on the whims of self-interested...
  • The Mystery Behind India’s Success in Flattening the Covid-19 Curve: How did this Country with One of the World's Most Populous and Densest Cities Succeed?

    03/01/2021 7:36:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    We are pleased to welcome this Guest Article by Dr. Pranit Desai, Mr. Preetam Chavan, Dr. Kshipra Gharpure, Dr. Chitra Bargaje & Dr. Dhananjay Bakhle, presenting you an update about the COVID-19 situation in India, and more precisely an analysis of the response by the authorities, which seem to be well on their way in “flattening the curve.”On January 30, 2021, India completed one year since the first Covid-19 case was detected in India from Kerala. At the start of the pandemic, India as a country was very vulnerable for a major coronavirus outbreak. Not only is India the world’s...
  • Iconic Pink’s hot dog stand is open again after closing amid L.A. County coronavirus surge

    03/01/2021 7:46:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | Mar 1, 2021 | by: Tony Kurzweil, Erin Myers
    Pink’s hot dog stand reopened to the public Monday, nearly two months after closing because of a surge in coronavirus cases across Los Angeles County. The popular eatery, which has been in business for 81 years and regularly draws long lines, opened its doors again at 9:30 a.m. Customers will notice new safety protocols, including tables spaced 8 feet apart on the patio. Employees and customers will be required to wear a mask and those in line will need to be socially distanced. Plexiglass has also been placed across all counters, Pink said. Pink’s announced its reopening plans on social...
  • Even Democrats Are Now Warning About Biden's Dangerous Illegal Immigration Actions, Including People Not Tested for Virus

    03/01/2021 8:43:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/01/2021 | Nick Arama
    I wrote earlier about the mess that Joe Biden is fast making of dealing with illegal immigration and how his DHS secretary doesn’t appear to have the first idea about what’s going on or how they are encouraging a surge. But the folks in the border areas know and they’re not at all happy about it. They’re speaking out and now even the Democrats are warning about the danger of Joe Biden’s policies. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), a moderate, warned against easing up on illegal aliens, pointing to the effect on Texans, local hospitals and the concerns about spreading the...
  • Coronavirus Related Unemployment Will Kill 30,231 In U.S.

    03/01/2021 8:39:19 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 16 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 3/1/2021 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    “Adequately responding to the pandemic involves not only controlling COVID-19 cases and deaths but also addressing indirect social and economic consequences,” Dr. Ellicott Matthay, a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Health and Community at UCSF, said in a statement. According to her team’s study that was published in the American Journal of Public Health, the data projected that the spring 2020 spike in unemployment in the United States would lead to 30,231 excess deaths among those aged twenty-five to sixty-four in the ensuing twelve months.
  • Naomi Wolf Joins Team Reality, And Leftists Lose Their Minds

    03/01/2021 3:53:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2021 | Scott Morefield
    When a verified account called “Dr. Naomi Wolf” began liking a few of my COVID-related tweets a while back, I didn’t think a whole lot of it, really. After all, lots of doctors and epidemiologists are on "Team Reality." They just don’t get all the mainstream media coverage (and respect) afforded the Chicken Littles over at Team Apocalypse. Color me ignorant (and I was!), but it wasn’t until after I saw her now-famous appearance last week on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that I learned that Dr. Naomi Wolf is not, in fact, a truth-telling epidemiologist, but rather a truth-telling high-profile Oxford-educated...
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 339 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    03/01/2021 3:48:43 AM PST · by impimp · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 1 March 2021 | Impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-27/increase-coronavirus-cases-fourth-surge Good news is bad news, apparently, for federal officials - the reduction in Coronavirus cases is going to let our guard down against a rising number of variants. They actually call the reduction of Coronavirus cases “troubling numbers”. These bureaucrats want to keep their fear-based job. Their livelihoods are based on fear. This is true for the government officials and the media reporting their fear. - https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/health/coronavirus/covid-outbreak-at-leeds-jail-hmp-wealstun-means-prisoners-kept-in-ridiculous-conditions-3148831?itm_source=parsely-api https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/08/coronavirus-california-detention-custody?utm_term=ec58b6bb4570c067be8e103de84e914f&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email Links above relate to Coronavirus’ impact on conditions in prisons and youth prisons in US and UK. This is mostly reported by only the UK press...
  • Dr. Fauci warns states like NC it's 'too premature' to pull back on COVID-19 restrictions

    03/01/2021 3:23:48 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 105 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 2/28/21 | Ryan Bisesi and Aaron Thomas
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although it may feel like North Carolina hit a crucial benchmark in returning to normalcy from COVID-19 this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci is voicing concern for states that have pulled back on regulating limits on social life. In an interview with "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, advised caution for what he feels is prematurely lifting restrictions among some states. North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia all eased major restrictions on Friday, as did Massachusetts, Arkansas and Wyoming. Several other states eased some level of...
  • The wave of covid bankruptcies has begun

    03/01/2021 2:07:02 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 55 replies
    Washington Post via msn ^ | February 26. 2021 | Jonathan O'Connell, Anu Narayanswamy
    A New Albany, Ohio, music school offering piano, guitar and violin lessons racked up under nearly $1 million in loans and $35,000 in credit card debt. A fine dining restaurant in Providence, R.I., received more than $450,000 in federal small-business funds to help pay workers but still had to close its doors. A nonprofit overseeing the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos, N.M., welcomes visitors to learn about the famous frontiersman but listed just $17,000 in assets even after every bone-handled knife, buffalo hide apron and flintlock musket had been tallied. Nearly a year since coronavirus-related shutdowns began affecting...
  • WATCH: Jen Psaki's Terrible Spin on the Pork-filled American Rescue Plan

    02/28/2021 2:22:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2021 | Beth Bauman
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday attempted to spin President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pork-filled coronavirus relief plan, dubbed the American Rescue Plan. Even though more than one-third of the bill will be spent over the next decade, instead of immediately, Psaki said that's necessary for budgetary purposes. "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that more than one-third of the total bill, $700 billion, would not be spent this year. It would be spent between 2022 and 2031," Fox News host Chris Wallace said. "So how does that qualify as COVID relief?" According to Psaki, the focus of...