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  • The Empirical Case for a Mask Mandate Lacks Scientific Grounding

    01/19/2021 8:58:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 01/19/2021 | Phillip W. Magness
    Last fall, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) published a headline-grabbing study with a politically appealing claim: if Americans would simply mask up when they ventured out into public, over 120,000 lives could be saved by the beginning of next year.As Joe Biden takes office later this week, he is widely expected to use executive orders to enact a 100-day long national mask mandate.Biden’s action is directly premised on the claims of the IHME study, which he has repeatedly alluded to in his public commentary. But is the science behind this claim sound?As I documented last...
  • Santa Cruz County slows down their vaccination process due to Moderna’s vaccine concerns

    01/19/2021 5:38:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 19, 2021
    Out of an abundance of caution, Santa Cruz County is slowing down their vaccination process after learning Moderna’s newest COVID-19 vaccine, Lot 41L20A, has caused allergic reactions to less than 10 people in Southern California. “Anaphylactic shock refers to a drop in blood pressure due to an allergic reaction. Most of us think of it in terms of like a bee sting if you’re allergic to bee stings, you can go into shock,” explained David Ghilarducci M.D., Deputy Health Officer for Santa Cruz County. “But again, that reaction is pretty rare. It’s one in 100,000 from the trials that we’ve...
  • Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones arrested, tests positive for COVID-19 in jail

    01/19/2021 1:11:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    Former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones was arrested on a charge that she hacked into the state’s emergency response system — and later learned she tested positive for COVID-19. Jones — who said she was fired from the state’s Department of Health in May for refusing to alter coronavirus data — turned herself in late Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Her attorney, Steve Dobson, said Jones, 31, was tested for COVID-19 after being booked into the Leon County Detention Facility, and learned she was positive on Monday.
  • Biden appoints transgender Penn. official Rachel Levine despite grisly record on nursing home deaths

    01/19/2021 11:22:26 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Aletho News ^ | 1/19/2021
    As the media hail president-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of the first-ever trans cabinet official, few note how she presided over a massive Covid-19 death toll in care homes in her prior post as Pennsylvania’s health secretary. Biden announced on Tuesday that he will appoint Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary in his administration, setting her up to become the first openly transgender official confirmed by the Senate. Levine has served in her post as Pennsylvania health secretary since 2018 and, before that, was the state’s assistant health secretary for a year. She had previously spent two years as physician...
  • Why Hardly Anyone Trusts The Virus Experts

    01/19/2021 9:21:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Dollar Collapse ^ | 01/19/2021 | John Rubino
    Early in the pandemic, “trust the science!” could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to be forming that the health care authorities are no more trustworthy than the people running Congress or the Fed.For proof, let’s start with vitamin D, which sure seems to lessen the severity of coronavirus infections. As the chart below illustrates (couldn’t find the source, but google “covid vitamin D” and you’ll find lots of studies that track with this data), people with higher levels of vitamin D in...
  • Why ‘Helicopter Money’ Won't Help Us Out of This Mess

    01/19/2021 7:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2021 | John Horvat II
    Imagine getting up one morning and finding helicopters hovering over the neighborhood. They are showering down cash on the community. All one has to do is go and pick up an allotted amount. Such a prospect might seem too good to be true. However, in these chaotic times, it might become the new normal.The concept is called helicopter money. Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman coined the term in 1969 to envisage how sudden increases in money supply universally distributed would affect spending and saving. His conclusions were not favorable. No one took it seriously at the time. Everyone agreed that...
  • Cheap hair lice drug may cut risk of COVID-19 death by 80 percent: study

    01/19/2021 3:33:25 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/04/2021 | Hannah Sparks
    A simple treatment for COVID-19 could be cheaper than 20 bucks — and familiar to most grade school nurses. Head lice drug ivermectin is being explored as a potential treatment for the coronavirus following a promising new study that showed an 80% reduction in hospitalized COVID-19 patient deaths.Just 8 out of 573 patients who received ivermectin passed away, compared to the 44 individuals out of 510 who died after being given a placebo.An earlier study of the antiparasitic prescription drug, which costs between $17 and $43 for a course of treatment, according to GoodRx, revealed promising results in April —...
  • Flubros and Flubras! Day 297 (a place for Flubros and Flubras)

    01/18/2021 4:16:25 AM PST · by impimp · 20 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 18 January 2020 | Impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-lawmaker-proposes-243-billion-plan-to-fight-future-pandemics/ar-BB1cJ9Nk Texas Democrat wants to start a 3 billion dollar Texas government agency that would fight any new viruses. Democrats will spare no expense to save us from threats that do not exist. - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/covid-deaths-2020.html NY Times says the US Coronavirus failure is due to a lack of a national strategy. Again, lefties want grand federal government solutions to problems. The coming government departments and agencies that will be spawned as a result of the Coronavirus will be with us for decades to come. And no expense will be spared.
  • WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/18/2021: 1,422 with 142,022 new cases

    01/18/2021 7:34:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Worldometer ^ | January 18, 2021
    Places with highest daily reported cases per capita Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
  • Azar: New York, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin ‘Failing’ Vaccine Rollout by Micromanaging

    01/18/2021 2:15:31 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2021 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that New York, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have “micromanaged” their vaccine rollouts and said those states are “failing and they’re just looking for somebody else to blame here, let’s be honest about it.”
  • Will North Dakota be the first state to beat COVID-19? Former hotspot sees an 80% drop in cases as it leads the US vaccine race with shots in the arms of nearly 7% of its population - while California lags behind with just 3% of its residents vaccinated

    01/18/2021 2:20:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2021 | NATALIE RAHHAL
    North Dakota has emerged as America's unlikely leader in the battle against COVID-19, leading the nation in the vaccine rollout and battling back from being the worst coronavirus hotspot in the nation with an 80 percent decline in active cases since mid-November. Only a little over 14 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday morning, and only about 54 percent of vaccine doses distributed to states have been administered to people, according to data from Bloomberg. But while some states like California are floundering, using a meager 37 percent of doses distributed to it, North Dakota is...
  • But, But, But, But, But.... Covid 19?

    01/18/2021 12:24:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Imgur ^ | 01/18/21
    But, but, but, but, but..... Covid 19?Notice there was no mention of Covid 19 from the MSM.
  • California warns against using a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after allergic reactions

    01/18/2021 9:49:30 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/18/2021 | Laura Nelson
    California’s top epidemiologist told healthcare providers on Sunday to stop using a batch of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after a “higher than usual” number of people had apparent allergic reactions at a San Diego vaccination clinic.Dr. Erica Pan, the state epidemiologist, said Sunday that “out of an extreme abundance of caution,” providers should stop using the doses until federal, state and company officials finish an investigation.California has received about 330,000 doses from the Moderna lot in question — about 10% of all the vaccine, both Moderna’s and Pfizer’s, that have been distributed across the Golden State, officials said.The apparent allergic reactions...
  • REPORT: 55 People Have Died In US After Taking COVID Vaccine [21% of people are having serious adverse events from this vaccine]

    01/18/2021 1:17:07 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up! ^ | 01/16/2021 | Patty McMurray
    A year after it emerged, COVID-19 has now claimed more than 2 million lives worldwide. Experts have said for much of the last year that the only way to escape the coronavirus‘ grasp is through widespread vaccination. Weapons to win that war have been and continue to be approved by individual countries’ drug regulators in record time.Dr. Fauci told CBS News in November that the bottom line is simple: “We need to get as many people as possible vaccinated.”But is the vaccine safe? And is it okay in for Americans to question the wisdom of the all powerful Oz Dr....
  • After judge orders hospital to use experimental Covid-19 treatment, woman recovers

    01/17/2021 7:34:27 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 57 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | January 15, 2021 | Dan Herbeck
    A judge ordered Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital last week to give a Covid-19 patient an experimental treatment, and her family and attorneys say they believe that saved 80-year-old Judith Smentkiewicz's life. The drug Ivermectin – a pill sometimes used to treat children with head lice or to rid dogs and cats of worms – is not yet approved by the federal government for use against Covid-19. But Smentkiewicz's son and daughter call it “a miracle drug” in their court papers. So do her attorneys, Ralph C. Lorigo and Jon F. Minear. “This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her...
  • Why RNA Vaccines for COVID-19 Raced to the Front of the Pack

    01/17/2021 7:11:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    SciTech Daily ^ | 01/16/2021 | ANNE TRAFTON, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Most vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 provoke an immune response that targets the coronavirus spike protein, which is found on the surface of the virus. Messenger RNA vaccines on the other hand, encode segments of the spike protein, and those mRNA sequences are much easier to generate in the lab than the spike protein itself. Many years of research have enabled scientists to quickly synthesize RNA vaccines and deliver them inside cells.Developing and testing a new vaccine typically takes at least 12 to 18 months. However, just over 10 months after the genetic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was published, two pharmaceutical...
  • How Long Does Immunity Last After COVID-19? What We Know

    01/17/2021 7:06:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Healthline ^ | 01/16/2021 | Nancy Schimelpfening
    For those who recover from COVID-19, new research shows immunity to the virus can last for at least 8 months, and may last much longer.Understanding how our immune system responds to the virus is an important step in vaccine development.Currently two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are authorized for use in the United States.Several other promising vaccines are also in development, but until they become widely available we must practice physical distancing and mask-wearing to keep transmission down.All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit...
  • CBS' Catherine Herridge Drops Some Troubling Previously Unknown Info About Coronavirus

    01/17/2021 6:33:51 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | January 17, 2021 | Nick Arama
    ...But wait. There’s more. They observed that — at least since 2016 — the WIV had been involved with researching bat coronavirus that is 96.2% similar to the SARS-CoV-2, the Wuhan coronavirus. WIV senior researcher Shi Zhengli had previously said that the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 didn’t match. Moreover, the State Department says the WIV hasn’t been transparent about their studies and said a full accounting was needed for why the WIV altered and removed their records about the bat coronavirus and other viruses. The State Department also observes that the WIV has conducted “secret projects with China’s military” and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/17/2021

    01/17/2021 6:16:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Fear or "armed protest" at state capitols across the country did not materialize in any significant numbers... "Be wise as serpent and innocent as a dove...Sorry FBI we're not going to be your crisis actors today" That message sent out by People's Rights Washington early this morning via Telegram with the belief that the FBI was ultimately behind today's call for "armed protests"... "Far-right extremists" said to be upset with President Trump over his calls for peace following the January 6th incident at the US Capitol... The Federal Communications Commission out today with an "enforcement advisory" about the use of...
  • Germany to Put COVID Rulebreakers in ‘Detention Camp’

    01/17/2021 5:32:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 135 replies
    Summit News ^ | 01/15/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Germany is set to put COVID dissidents who repeatedly fail to properly follow the rules in what is being described as a ‘detention camp’ located in Dresden.Yes really.In order to try to increase compliance, violators are told that if they receive both a warning and then a fine, a court will decide whether they should be punished with a stint in the camp.“We don’t assume that there will be very many, but in the event that a court decides that way, there will be a facility to accommodate them,” a spokesperson told RT.Camps. For dissidents. In Germany.What could possibly go...