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  • Nursing home with zero COVID deaths reports residents dying after new outbreak, vaccine

    01/14/2021 5:12:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 14, 2021 | Adam Dick
    Nursing home with zero COVID deaths reports residents dying after new outbreak, vaccineAt The Commons, COVID deaths are reported to have occurred only after residents began receiving coronavirus vaccinations.January 14, 2021 (Ron Paul Institute) — Things seem to be working backwards at The Commons on St. Anthony nursing home in Auburn, New York. Vaccinating people is supposed to reduce or end coronavirus deaths. Right? But, at The Commons, such deaths are reported to have occurred only after residents began receiving coronavirus vaccinations.James T. Mulder wrote Saturday at syracuse.com that until December 29 there had been no coronavirus deaths at The...
  • Pope Francis calls on ‘everyone’ to take COVID vaccine: ‘it must be done’

    01/09/2021 4:12:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 9, 2021 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Francis calls on ‘everyone’ to take COVID vaccine: ‘it must be done’The Pope said he himself would be taking the vaccine and that it is 'ethically' acceptable that everyone else take it as well.anuary 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview scheduled to air Sunday night with the Italian television station Canale 5, Pope Francis has opined that “everyone” must take the COVID-19 vaccine. “I believe that, ethically, everyone should take the vaccine,” he said, according to a transcript released in advance of the airing of the interview. The Pope added that he would be taking the vaccine himself...
  • South African COVID variant poses greater risk than UK strain: health secretary

    01/04/2021 5:50:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/04/2021 | Amanda Woods
    The new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa poses an even greater risk than the highly infectious strain that turned up in UK patients, the British health secretary said on Monday. Secretary Matt Hancock called the South African variant a “very significant problem” in a Monday interview on BBC radio.
  • We Can’t Get Back To Normal If People Think Spreading COVID Equals Murder

    12/30/2020 9:20:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Georgie Boorman
    Normalcy doesn’t proceed naturally from the moral universe we’ve generated over the past several months. We much change our minds to change our circumstances.Amid the latest wave of COVID-19, those who believe in the necessity of lockdowns and masks are insisting the non-compliant minority is “the reason we can’t get back to normal.” That makes sense as long as you don’t take into account the history of COVID restrictions and their loose relationship with both the science and the metrics of the pandemic. Most of the statewide mask mandates went into effect in the summer, for instance, when cases were...
  • This tool shows the risk of getting COVID-19 depending on your location

    11/13/2020 12:04:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/13/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Health officials have been warning about the need to limit gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic – but a new interactive tool drives home the point by showing the risks of catching the deadly bug at any given location, according to a report. The peer-reviewed COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool, created by researchers at Georgia Tech, is designed to help people understand the risks associated with gatherings of different sizes throughout the US and around the glove, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • This blood test may predict which hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at risk for severe illness

    10/20/2020 6:37:21 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Yahoo Life ^ | October 15, 2020 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Scientists have developed a blood test and new scoring system that may help doctors predict which COVID-19 patients are at risk for severe disease and therefore in need of more intervention, according to a new study published in the journal EBioMedicine. A blood test and scoring system could help doctors predict which COVID-19 patients are at risk for severe disease. (Photo: Getty Images) In the study, scientists performed blood tests on 80 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and then measured the patients’ levels of two different cytokines — IL-6 and IL-10 — which act as messengers for the immune system. The...
  • Lockdown backers' risk aversion is producing a more unequal society

    10/07/2020 8:55:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2020 | Michael Barone
    In between Donald Trump’s exit from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the vice-presidential debate, let’s turn to an apolitical analyst to understand what’s happening. Vaclav Smil, 76, native of communist Czechoslovakia, University of Manitoba professor for four decades, has written 39 books on energy, technology, and demography. “Nobody,” says Bill Gates, who has read every one, “sees the big picture with as wide an aperture as Vaclav Smil.” What he sees now, he writes in a characteristically terse IEEE Spectrum essay, he finds puzzling. The COVID-19 death rate per million is about one-fifth that of the 1957-58 Asian...
  • The US Is At Risk Of Losing Dr. Fauci’s Guidance

    08/28/2020 7:19:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 103 replies
    forbes ^ | 08/27/2020 | Stephanie Sarkis
    If you were world-renowned in your field, contributed decades to improving public health, were given commendations by multiple presidents and medical organizations for your work, led the country through major pandemics, would you want to stay in a role where you were suddenly constantly criticized and undermined by your current administrator and were receiving death threats? Anthony Fauci MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is in that position. The Trump administration has continually tried to silence or discredit Fauci. Fauci stated that the White House Coronavirus Task Force met on August 20th about the Centers...
  • Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

    06/29/2020 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 37 replies
    Technocracy News & Trends ^ | May 11, 2020 | Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD
    Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications. While most agree that the N95 mask...
  • 12 Ways To Save Millions Of Vulnerable American Lives By Banning More Things

    04/07/2020 7:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 7, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Just think of that: We can save nearly 2 million lives every year with these personal and collective sacrifices. In addition, we can prevent an estimated 100 million sicknesses and injuries! Those of us who have raised concerns about the tradeoffs of shutting down the nation indefinitely based on speculative models lacking essential data have been told we’re heartless, pro-death, un-Christian sickos who should be ejected from society and banned from all platforms.How dare we worry about things like money, the next generation’s education, the carnage of a destroyed economy, the deliberate wreckage of all non-pandemic medical services, the desolation...
  • Trump thinks we have problems now? Just open the economy back up, let people go back to work and see what happens.

    03/25/2020 3:39:12 AM PDT · by central_va · 68 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 3/24/20 | CBS
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — On Monday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick insisted he’s “all in” on lifting social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic in order to get the economy back up-and-running — despite the fact that he and other senior citizens remain at high risk of contracting the deadly disease. Patrick, who said he turns 70 next week, said people like him have to weigh the hazards to their personal health that the virus poses with the challenges to health of the American economy brought on by social distancing guidelines “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As...
  • Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires exceed $11.4B

    01/29/2019 3:25:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 28, 2019 | Ass Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires some of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday. The latest tally adds to growing concerns about the future availability of home insurance in wildfire-prone areas. More than $8 billion of the November 2018 losses stem from the fire that leveled the town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying roughly 15,000 homes. The other $3 billion in losses are from two Southern California wildfires that ignited the same week. The numbers were expected to rise, though...
  • Allow your Children to Play and Grow

    08/23/2018 7:23:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 20AUG18 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... When I grew up, all my male classmates were out shooting guns when they were seven. My father, of an urban liberal persuasion, wouldn’t let me near a firearm until I was 17. Still, I strongly believe that one of the most important skills a parent can teach their children is self defense. Dogs do it. Cats do it, tigers do it. Only domesticated animals like cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and domesticated pigs don’t. (I guess that is why we farm them for food. They don’t fight back.) Yes. Humans tend NOT to EAT animals that fight back. I...
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/27/2018 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...
  • Most physicians: social determinants of health isn't their job

    05/11/2018 5:11:32 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 5/9/18 | Maria Castellucci
    Most physicians don't think it's their responsibility to address patients' social determinants of health, according to a new survey from Leavitt Partners. Nearly half of doctors reported that their patients would benefit from food assistance, affordable housing and transportation to appointments. Yet well over 50% of doctors didn't think they or insurers have a role in providing that help. Physicians' resistance to address social determinants comes as providers are increasingly responsible for patients' well-being with the transition to value-based payment models. Research indicates an individual's health status is tied to their social environment, so providers are currently rethinking—and debating—the services...
  • Military Launch Quality Issues Flagged by DoD Watchdog

    12/30/2017 3:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Space News | ^ | December 28, 2017 12:58pm ET | Sandra Erwin,
    An evaluation of military space launch services revealed lapses in quality control that could compromise the schedule and performance of future missions, the Defense Department inspector general reported last week. The IG specifically called out the main contractors that support the evolved expendable launch vehicle program, or EELV, for failing to comply with standards required by AS9100 — a widely adopted quality management system for the aviation and space industries. Prime contractors United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX, and ULA subcontractor Aerojet Rocketdyne "did not perform adequate quality assurance management of the EELV program," said the Dec. 20 report signed by Randolph...
  • 10 health hazards of mobile phones

    12/19/2017 5:46:37 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies
    Healthsite.com ^ | June 2016 | Shrarada Rupavate
    While most people think that mobile phones could cause cancer, this isn’t the only health hazard that has been reported. We all are probably so addicted to our phones that we are unknowingly destroying our health. Here are some health risks of mobile phones you should be aware of: Health hazards of mobile phones #1. Cancer As reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), mobile phones emit radiofrequency (RF) fields a 1000 times greater than what is emitted from base stations. It’s obvious that this increased emission is likely to have some adverse effect on health of users. Although there...
  • Sr. WH Official on Libya: Obama 'straining' truth; "Huge gamble" may benefit al Qaeda

    03/21/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Monday, March 21, 2011 | Kristinn
    Well, that didn't take long. A "senior Obama administration official" is breaking ranks to call out his boss in Time magazine about Libya.In an article published online Sunday night, Time writer Massimo Calabresi buries the lede by holding the bombshell quotes until the fourth paragraph, preferring to write about himself the first three.The quotes have the official all but calling Obama a liar over his stated reasons for going to war in Libya. The article also has the official saying Obama is knowingly taking a "huge gamble" because al Qaeda has cells in Libya that could benefit from the the...
  • The Export-Import Bank Is Overdrawn

    06/11/2015 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allen West
    The Export-Import Bank charter will expire in a few days, on June 30, unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. The Export-Import Bank was created more than 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy goods from the United States. Some companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and they are the first ones to defend its reauthorization. But let’s be clear: Companies benefit from Export-Import Bank loans at the expense of taxpayers and other businesses. Taxpayers—not the companies themselves—assume the risk of a foreign loan, made through a private bank (like Goldman Sachs), to purchase a...
  • NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight

    02/24/2017 4:18:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/17 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars. The space agency's human exploration chief said Friday that his boss and the Trump administration asked for the feasibility study. The objective is to see what it would take to speed up a manned mission; under the current plan, astronauts wouldn't climb aboard until 2021— at best. The Space Launch System, known as SLS, will be the most powerful rocket when it flies.