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  • Vaccine-derived polio spreads in Africa after defeat of wild virus

    09/02/2020 7:57:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/02/2020 | Peter Beaumont
    A new polio outbreak in Sudan has been linked to the oral polio vaccine that uses a weakened form of the virus. ... WHO said two children in Sudan, one from South Darfur state and the other from Gadarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea, were paralysed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. The WHO said initial outbreak investigations showed the cases were linked to a continuing vaccine-derived outbreak in Chad that was first detected last year and is now spreading in Chad and Cameroon. While so-called vaccine-derived polio is a known...
  • Susan Rice warns COVID-19 'is not the big one,' future pandemic could be worse

    12/19/2020 5:00:23 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 90 replies
    Just the News ^ | December 18, 2020 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, slated to become the Domestic Policy Council chief if Joe Biden assumes the White House next month, is warning that COVID-19 outbreak “is not the big one” and that a future pandemic could be worse. “In the Obama administration, as I said, we had the 2009 swine flu; we had the Ebola epidemic that could have been a global pandemic; we had the Zika virus, as you'll remember, so we were very prime to this risk. We knew that we hadn't had the big one,” Rice said during a virtual event organized by Stevenson...
  • 27 dogs rescued from meat trade in China are headed to California

    12/17/2020 2:38:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2020 | | Natalie O'Neill
    Dozens of dogs saved from slaughterhouses in China will meet their new fur-ever families in California this weekend thanks to a Big Apple-based rescue group. The 27 lucky pooches — including 18 adorable beagles — will be flown 14 hours from Beijing to Los Angeles by No Dogs Left Behind, which rescues pups from the dog meat trade. “These families are bringing home survivors,” Kristine Wallace, a rep for the group told The Post.
  • Canada is NICE (and gay)

    12/15/2020 4:53:55 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 4 2020 | CANADA Explore | Explorez
    New official tourism promotion video from Canada. Click link for video
  • Vanity: Where have all the flu cases gone?

    12/01/2020 8:42:23 PM PST · by true believer forever · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12.01.20 | True Believer Forever
  • Zoonotic Disease Infects Thousands In China After Factory Leak

    09/19/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Plant Based News ^ | 09/19/2020 | Sarah Donnelly
    The outbreak was caused by a 2019 leak of contaminated waste gas at a pharmaceutical plant that manufactures animal vaccines. The firm was found to be using expired disinfectants, allowing residual bacteria to be released through exhaust gasses. It is thought the leak began in late July and continued until late August last year. In December, it was reported that 181 people at a nearby veterinary research facility had been infected, and in January, authorities revoked the plant’s vaccine production licence. The full scale of the outbreak has not been widely reported until now. In addition to the confirmed 3,245...
  • So Joe Biden wants to change immigration rules in the middle of a pandemic?

    11/13/2020 6:38:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2020 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    After Mr. Biden is sworn-in in January, his administration will move to fully restore an Obama-era program that shields 640,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, halting Mr. Trump's unsuccessful efforts to end it, people familiar with the plans told CBS News. The incoming administration also intends to rescind Mr. Trump's travel and immigration restrictions on 13 mostly African or predominantly Muslim countries. Mr. Biden will look to implement a 100-day freeze on deportations while his administration issues guidance narrowing who can be arrested by immigration agents. Obama-era memos that prioritized the deportation of...
  • Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisers are worse than the disease

    11/13/2020 6:09:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/13/2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board looks pretty . . . sick. One of his top guys wants a six-week national lockdown, with mass borrowing to pay all the sidelined workers. Another wanted the country to go on lockdown for 18 months — and doesn’t believe life is worth living after age 75. Biden adviser Michael Osterholm said Wednesday that locking down America for four to six weeks is needed while we wait for a vaccine to begin rolling out. He’s an epidemiologist by trade but seems to consider himself an economic expert, too. Savings rates have shot up in the...
  • Allow me a moment...........

    11/04/2020 2:42:12 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 80 replies
    Please allow me this moment. Last night I went to bed early because I knew the outcome of the election, at least in the public's eye, would not be decided. I woke up this morning to find out I was right. Now I see where states are still play that shouldn't be (Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia) and should be called for Trump, I see states that should have gone Trump but massive voter fraud is underway and threatens to undermine our representative republic (notice I didn't democracy). You see the illegal behavior by the Democratic machine all across the nation...
  • Trump admin funds plasma company based in owner's condo [Barf]

    11/01/2020 4:44:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | November 1, 2020 | Associated Press
    When the Trump administration gave a well-connected Republican donor seed money to test a possible COVID-19-fighting blood plasma technology, it noted the company's “manufacturing facilities” in Charleston, South Carolina. Plasma Technologies LLC is indeed based in the stately waterfront city. But there are no manufacturing facilities. Instead, the company exists within the luxury condo of its majority owner, Eugene Zurlo. Zurlo's company may be in line for as much as $65 million in taxpayer dollars; enough to start building an actual production plant, according to internal government records and other documents obtained by The Associated Press. The story of how...
  • No, we’re not going to control the pandemic

    10/27/2020 8:19:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-20 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows took some heat for his assertion that we're not going to control the pandemic. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that the country is “not going to control the pandemic” — noting it is contagious like the flu and must be managed with therapeutics and vaccines. “We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation efforts,” Meadows said during a contentious interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”“Why aren’t we going to get to control...
  • Dark Winter (What did Biden mean?)

    10/23/2020 10:03:24 AM PDT · by EBH · 87 replies
    John Hopkins ^ | June 22-23, 2001 | John Hopkins
    Conspiracy universe has been triggered by Biden using the phrase: Dark Winter several times in a row. It almost didn't sound like an innocent observation. Overview The Dark Winter exercise, held at Andrews AFB, Washington, DC, June 22-23, 2001, portrayed a fictional scenario depicting a covert smallpox attack on US citizens. The scenario is set in 3 successive National Security Council (NSC) meetings (Segments 1, 2 and 3) that take place over a period of 14 days. Former senior government officials played the roles of NSC members responding to the evolving epidemic; representatives from the media were among the observers...
  • Flu cases ‘drop’ 95% compared to last year. Are patients being misdiagnosed as having COVID-19?

    10/21/2020 3:11:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 48 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | October 19, 2020 | Michio Hasai
    COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus and the flu is caused by an influenza virus. These are two similar but distinct types of viruses that can be easily differentiated in a lab. But new data from the CDC may point to the flu being misdiagnosed as COVID-19, resulting in higher coronavirus numbers but much lower flu numbers. In fact, there has been a 95% decrease in flu cases during current weeks 40-41. This time last year, there were 1251 flu cases reported to the CDC during weeks 40-41. This is about average. But in 2020, we’re seeing a record low...
  • The City is Killing America

    10/21/2020 11:15:12 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 9 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 10/21/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The coronavirus, like so many other social ills, real and metaphorical, incubated in major cities. New York City, with the highest population density in the country, also accounted for the highest death toll. San Francisco, the second highest among large cities, was a major incubator. Pandemic maps of the death toll show the deaths concentrating around major cities before making the slow trek from urban into suburban and eventually rural areas. The urban lockdowns didn’t stop the spread of the virus. What they really did was trap poor and middle class residents in urban areas, while the wealthy fled, and...
  • Infectious disease expert: Coming weeks will be ‘darkest’ of COVID-19

    10/19/2020 6:39:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/19/2020 | Lee Brown
    A leading infectious disease expert in the US has warned that the coming weeks “are going to be the darkest” of the entire coronavirus pandemic. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says the US is seeing a fresh surge in cases while awaiting a vaccine. “We do have vaccines and therapeutics coming down the pike, but when you actually look at the time period for that, the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,” he warned Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the...
  • Research Shows Deliberate Chinese Propaganda Campaign Forced World Into Lockdown; The Communist regime flooded social media with fake videos and bots to whip up COVID hysteria

    09/28/2020 12:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Summit News ^ | 09/28/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Researcher and attorney Michael P. Senger suggests that the Chinese government launched an aggressive propaganda campaign to exaggerate the severity of coronavirus in order to force the rest of the world into a draconian lockdown that would serve to benefit Beijing. In an article for Tablet Magazine, Senger details how in late January, “international COVID-19 hysteria began” with a series of suspicious videos posted to social media sites showing people in China suddenly collapsing on the streets, including one instance where a man held out his arm to break his fall, suggesting the collapse was staged. After tens of millions...
  • CDC publishes new survival rates for Covid… MSM Goes Silent

    09/23/2020 8:26:08 PM PDT · by rxsid · 153 replies
    CDC publishes new survival rates for Covid… MSM Goes Silent The US govt last week updated the survival rates (i.e., IF infected) for Covid19: 0-19 99.997%20-49 99.98%50-69 99.5%70+ 94.6% Didn't see it reported much.https://t.co/miFbqyb9pM— Adam Creighton (@Adam_Creighton) September 23, 2020 CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html
  • The coronavirus may have been in California before China announced outbreak, study suggests

    09/12/2020 11:25:52 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sep. 12, 2020 Updated: Sep. 12, 2020 1:09 p.m. | Eric Ting , SFGATE
    The novel coronavirus may have been circulating in Southern California as early as December, suggests a new study from UCLA published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research. After analyzing electronic health records from UCLA Health hospitals and clinics, researchers found that beginning the week of December 22, hospitals began to report an abnormally high number of patients experiencing coughs and acute respiratory failure compared to previous years. For reference, the Chinese government first informed the World Health Organization of the novel illness on December 31. "For many diseases, data from the outpatient setting can provide an early warning...
  • The proof China lied about coronavirus? British grandfather, 84, who died from Covid-19 caught it in December - just SEVEN DAYS after Wuhan outbreak was first identified

    09/09/2020 2:46:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 09 2020 | LIZZIE DEANE FOR THE DAILY MAIL and HENRY MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE
    An 84-year-old man died at the end of January from Covid-19 - making him the UK's first coronavirus victim and throwing more doubt on China's claims about the start of the pandemic. Peter Attwood, whose death a coroner has partly attributed to Covid-19, died on January 30 – more than a month before what was previously thought to be the UK's first virus death on March 2. It also makes him the first person outside of China who died of the virus. Post-mortem tests on Mr Attwood detected coronavirus in his lung tissue, leading the Kent coroner to record his...
  • Hal Lindsey: Creating Monsters – How Over Sanitization May Have SuperBug Consequences

    09/08/2020 5:07:12 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 28 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | Hal Lindsay
    I wrote my first commentary on Covid-19 back in January. The numbers were small back then, but a worldwide pandemic already seemed possible. I wrote, “Confirmed cases of the virus have popped up in 13 countries so far. That includes, as of this writing, five confirmed cases in the United States. Five Americans out 327 million may not seem like much. But the point is, it’s here!” And it would soon be here in a big way! To fight it, Americans and the rest of the world mobilized resources in one of the biggest scientific efforts in history. But the...