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  • New Zealand COVID Tyranny: Parents Refuse Vaccinated Blood for Child, State Threatens Custody

    12/07/2022 8:28:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/06/2022 | Ben Bartee
    New Zealand has long been in the running for the most draconian COVID-19 lockdown policy under WEF minion Jacinda Ardern, edged out perhaps in its brutality only by Canada, likewise led by WEF errand boy Justin Trudeau.The Kiwi nation recently threatened to remove a child from his parents’ custody on the grounds that they don’t want him infused with mRNA blood.Via the Guardian:New Zealand’s health service has made a court application over the guardianship of a four-month-old baby whose parents are refusing to allow his life-saving heart surgery to go ahead unless non-vaccinated blood is used…Te Whatu Ora filed papers...
  • Team Biden is using the IRS to attack the gig economy

    12/06/2022 7:52:48 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 5, 2022 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Sam Bankman-Fried: I don’t know where $10 billion went. The Pentagon: We don’t know where $2.2 trillion went. The IRS: You just sent $601.37 don’t forget to report it.” The Biden administration is recruiting 87,000 IRS agents, allegedly to keep an eye on billionaires. .. aiming at the little fish of the gig economy instead. Taking payments for a side hustle via PayPal or Venmo? Not only is the IRS reminding you those payments are taxable income, it’s deputizing those payment companies to snitch on you. ... But wait — it gets worse. People get payments through these companies for...
  • Oxfordshire Council to Trial a Climate Lockdown Starting 2024

    12/05/2022 3:33:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Wattsupwiththat ^ | 12/04/2022 | Eric Worrall
    Imagine if your power mad politicians liked Covid Lockdowns so much, they wanted to continue them indefinitely. This is going to be trialled in Oxfordshire in Britain. Oxfordshire County Council Pass Climate Lockdown ‘trial’ to Begin in 2024 Oxfordshire County Council yesterday approved plans to lock residents into one of six zones to ‘save the planet’ from global warming. The latest stage in the ’15 minute city’ agenda is to place electronic gates on key roads in and out of the city, confining residents to their own neighbourhoods. Under the new scheme if residents want to leave their zone they...
  • Follow Lockdown Masking Rules to Prevent Cold and Flu, Government Parties Say

    12/05/2022 9:34:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2022 | PETER CADDLE
    Government parties within Germany are now telling the public to follow mask-wearing rules first implemented during COVID in order to slow the spread of cold and flu. Politicians within the ruling Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) are now telling the German public to follow mask-wearing procedures first put in place during the country’s COVID lockdowns in order to fight cold and flu. The advice stands in stark contrast to a claim made by the opposition Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which has blamed government lockdowns for causing the current spike in illness the...
  • COVID-19 Confusion in China As Authorities Row Back Curbs

    12/04/2022 9:10:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 05 Dec 2022
    A patchwork easing of the world's toughest COVID-19 curbs sowed confusion across China on Monday (Dec 5), spurring hopes for more clarity as officials shift the tone on the dangers posed by COVID-19 in the wake of last month's unprecedented protests. Three years into the pandemic, China's zero-tolerance measures, from shutting its borders to stifling lockdowns, provide a stark contrast with the rest of the world, which has largely opened up in its efforts to live with the virus. The strict approach has battered the world's second-largest economy, put a mental strain on hundreds of millions and last month prompted...
  • China may face more than 2 million deaths if it drops its Covid-19 curbs without any safeguards

    12/03/2022 12:55:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 03, 2022
    China has started taking steps to ease its zero-Covid-19 policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit. Researchers have analysed how many deaths the country could see if it pivots to a full reopening, with most pointing to the country’s relatively low vaccination rates and lack of herd immunity as some of its most vulnerable spots. As of Friday, China reported 5,233 Covid-19-related deaths and 331,952 cases with symptoms.
  • Administration Refuses to Condemn China's Crackdown [semi-satire]

    12/03/2022 1:54:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 December 2022 | John Semmens
    The experience of seeing mask-less players and fans at the World Cup soccer matches in Qatar on TV this week sparked millions of Chinese to take to the streets to protest their continued home-confinement under their country's severely restrictive covid lockdown policies. Videos of protesters being clubbed in the streets has sparked outrage around the world. In the US, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), likely to be the next House Speaker, tweeted: 'The Chinese Communist Party's lockdowns have imprisoned people against their will—many have died. As Chinese citizens bravely protest, Joe Biden and the corporate class shrug. Our Select Committee on...
  • The White House REFUSES to condemn China's crackdown on COVID protesters chanting 'freedom' - as US embassy urges Americans to keep a TWO-WEEK supply of medications, water and food at home because of threats of strict lockdowns

    12/01/2022 4:16:19 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 28 November 2022 | ROB CRILLY
    The White House .. avoided condemning China's handing of protests.. Crowds have gathered to protest its 'zero COVID' policy of lockdowns ... White House .. would not be speaking up for protesters ... U.S. embassy in Beijing warned Americans in China to be prepared for quarantines, transport disruptions and lockdowns. ... Rep. Kevin McCarthy, likely to be the next House speaker, tweeted: 'The Chinese Communist Party’s lockdowns have imprisoned people against their will—many have died. 'As Chinese citizens bravely protest, Joe Biden and the corporate class shrug. Our Select Committee on China will do what Biden refuses—finally reckon with the...
  • China’s Lockdown Enforcer Announces ‘New Phase’ in Coronavirus Abuses

    12/01/2022 12:02:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, the woman dictator Xi Jinping tasked with enforcing his brutal Chinese coronavirus lockdowns, issued public remarks on Wednesday claiming Beijing would soon “optimize” its coronavirus response with “new tasks in epidemic prevention and control.” The state news agency Xinhua reported that Sun – one of the country’s most hated politicians, who recently lost her Politburo seat at this year’s Communist Party Congress – made the remarks at the Chinese National Health Commission. Xinhua’s coverage did not note Sun saying anything on Beijing abandoning its brutal use of mass house arrest, business lockdowns, internment in quarantine...
  • China’s ‘Paper Revolution’ Could Be The Beginning Of The End For Xi Jin Ping

    12/01/2022 7:58:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/01/2022 | Helen Raleigh
    Protests have quickly spread nationwide as the Chinese people express their dissatisfaction with China’s leader Xi Jin Ping.When the Chinese people saw images of maskless fans enjoying the World Cup, they asked why the rest of the world had moved on while they were still cooped up in their tiny apartments like animals, bored and hungry (Chinese censors reportedly stopped showing images of fans during World Cup broadcasts).This is while something extraordinary is happening in China: Residents in multiple cities, at significant personal risk, took to the streets over the weekend to demand an end to the government’s draconian “zero...
  • China the Model for Others to Emulate [semi-satire]

    11/30/2022 10:04:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 November 2022 | John Semmens
    Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and advocate for the "Great Reset" transformation of the entire world into a collectivist anthill society, is recommending China as the model for other countries to emulate. "They have a great idea for the perfect society and the ruthless courage required to impose it on their own citizens," Schwab said. "Just take a look at what they have done in just the last few years. They have invented a new disease that has the potential to significantly reduce the planet's overpopulation problem. At the same time they have taken the extreme...
  • COVID Shutdowns Should Be ‘Temporary,’ Chinese Lockdowns ‘Draconian,’ Lab Leak ‘Possible’: Fauci

    11/29/2022 10:31:43 AM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    epoch times ^ | 29 November A.D. 2022 | Naveen Athrappully
    Anthony Fauci, the outgoing medical adviser for President Joe Biden, criticized China’s handling of COVID-related shutdowns in recent interviews, and said that the lab leak theory could be “possible” but “essentially molecularly impossible.” Fauci will step down next month as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as the principal medical adviser to the president. Fauci started off his Sunday interview with NBC by criticizing China’s approach to handling the coronavirus situation, and said, “Well, their approach has been very, very severe and rather draconian in the kinds of shutdowns without a seeming purpose.”...
  • Wave of civil unrest grips China 'in largest anti-government protests since Tiananmen Square': Police attack anti-lockdown activists on bus and rallies openly call for Xi to resign as fury over Zero-Covid policy flares for THIRD day after deadly flat fire

    11/27/2022 10:55:39 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    China is facing its largest anti-government protests since the Tiananmen Square massacre after activists filled the streets to openly call for an end to the rule of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Hundreds of students at Tsinghua university in Beijing joined waves of demonstrations as unrest grows over the ruthless zero-Covid policies pursued by the authoritarian government. The crowds carried a series of placards touting anti-regime slogans and erupted into a series of chants, calling for 'democracy' and 'freedom of expression'. The university in the Chinese capital is the latest public location to be rocked by...
  • Huge Protests Erupt in China’s Xinjiang Over Strict Zero-COVID Curbs

    11/26/2022 8:41:52 AM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    epoch times ^ | 26 November A.D. 2022 | Tom Ozimek
    Massive protests erupted in China’s far western Xinjiang region on Friday as long-simmering frustrations over the country’s strict COVID-19 policies hit a boiling point when claims circulated online blaming lockdown restrictions for hindering escape from a deadly apartment building fire. Multiple videos said to be from the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi and shared on social media painted a picture of residents furious at the draconian “zero-COVID” policies imposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!” pumping their fists in the air as they walked down a street, according to videos circulated on social media. What sounded...
  • Beijing grinds to a near halt as China's capital city battles Covid with more lockdowns

    11/25/2022 4:55:34 PM PST · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 11-25-22 | Evelyn Cheng
    More and more apartment compounds in Beijing on Friday forbade residents from leaving for at least a few days. "You constantly hear of someone going into lockdown and you have this constant feeling that you're going to be next," Joerg Wuttke, president of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, said Friday. It was not clear how many people were affected at a city level, and to what degree stay-in-place measures were being enforced. This morning most of our 30+ staff reported their communities went into a 7-day lockdown," James Zimmerman, partner in the Beijing office of Perkins Coie, said...
  • Fauci Defended Lockdowns During Deposition, Said China Was the Inspiration: Lawyer

    11/25/2022 1:50:44 PM PST · by lightman · 34 replies
    epoch times ^ | 25 November A.D. 2022 | Zachery Steiber
    A top U.S. health official who publicly backed lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic defended his position during a deposition on Nov. 23, according to people who were present for the questioning. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, also said the inspiration for the lockdowns was communist-run China, one of the people said. Fauci sat for the seven-hour deposition in Bethesda, Maryland, where the headquarters for the institute’s parent agency are located. He was forced to answer questions under oath on orders from...
  • UK’s COVID Lockdown Babies Experiencing ‘Ongoing’ Negative Impacts: Report

    11/23/2022 10:24:25 AM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    epoch times ^ | 23 November A.D. 2022 | Lily Zhou
    The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on babies’ language and social skills are still “ongoing,” according to a report published on Wednesday. The report (pdf), published by the Institute of Health Visiting and charity alliance First 1001 Days Movement, includes a review of relevant reports, research, and national data, and the results of a new UK-wide survey taken between July and early September of 555 professionals and volunteers who work with babies and their families. According to the report, most of the professionals said the most significant ongoing impact of the pandemic on children is on their...
  • Charge Dropped Against Canadian Pastor Who Kept Church Open During COVID Lockdown

    11/22/2022 6:45:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/17/22 | The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
    'The unjustified intrusions of government into the homes and churches of Canadians in the name of COVID enforcement is a stain on Canada’s free and democratic society.'CRESTON, British Columbia (The Justice for Constitutional Freedoms) — The Justice Centre is pleased that the Crown has dropped the charge against Pastor David Ripley of Grace Christian Fellowship, who was personally ticketed for allegedly violating a provincial health order. The provincial health orders issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry during the final months of 2020 prohibited in-person worship services – entirely. In carefully reading the document, Ripley found a particular clause allowing people to...
  • A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead

    03/29/2020 10:36:56 PM PDT · by rintintin · 139 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | March 29 2020 | Richard Read
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal. The virus was already killing people in the Seattle area, about an hour’s drive to the south. But Skagit County hadn’t reported any cases, schools and business remained open, and prohibitions on large gatherings had yet to be announced. On March 6, Adam Burdick, the choir’s conductor, informed the 121 members in an email that amid the “stress and strain of concerns about the virus,” practice would proceed as scheduled at...
  • Flawed Outbreak Report Led to Bans on Choral Singing During COVID, Study Says

    11/21/2022 7:34:59 PM PST · by lightman · 31 replies
    epoch times ^ | 21 November A.D. 2022 | Bill Pan Bill Pan
    Policymakers across the world banned choral singing during the COVID-19 pandemic after taking wrongful interpretations of a high-profile outbreak as facts, a new study suggests. The study, set to be published in Public Health, a British journal, revisits what was widely reported as a “super-spreader event” in March 2020 at Skagit County in northwest Washington State. Among 61 Skagit Valley Chorale members who attended the March 10 rehearsal at a local church, 53 were diagnosed with COVID-19 within a few weeks, including two who died. In a report that had since been used by governments across the world to justify...