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  • Biden Administration Unleashes Omicron Dragnet: CDC Demands Airlines Hand Over Names Of All Southern African Passengers

    12/01/2021 8:03:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New Covenent Network News ^ | 12/01/2021 | Tyler Durden
    We can almost feel the xenophobia intensifying.As we wait for President Biden to confirm the new travel restrictions that have been reported Tuesday and Wednesday (the president is expected to announce them on Thursday) Reuters reported Wednesday morning that it has seen a copy of a letter from the CDC asking airlines to turn over the names of all passengers who traveled to the US from any of the southern African nations.Once it has all the names, the CDC plans to turn them over to state and local public health departments. These authorities may then require these travelers to be...
  • COVID Cases In South Africa’s Omicron Epicenter Decline Even As Hysteria Rattles Global Markets

    11/30/2021 9:56:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/30/2021 | Tyler Durden
    With so many contradictory comments hitting the wire, investors might be struggling to parse what omicron actually means for the global economy. Will the mutated virus cut through vaccine-induced immunity like butter leading to another global outbreak? Or is the latest variant scare merely a ruse for vaccine-makers to hawk more jabs, while governments from the US, to Europe and elsewhere now have the cover to make vaccinations and boosters mandatory? There's very little hard data available. But what is available warrants due consideration.For example, the latest data out of South Africa, where scientists initially sounded the international alarm over...
  • Russian mercenaries using EU-trained soldiers in Africa

    11/29/2021 11:31:26 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    https://euobserver.com ^ | 11/30/2021 | By ANDREW RETTMAN
    Russian mercenaries have taken command of at least one EU-trained battalion in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help "predate" the mineral-rich country, according to a leaked report. "Today, most deployed FACA units are operating under direct command or supervision by WG mercenaries. WG has also established a solid influence on the FACA general staff and other government institutions," the EU foreign service's report, dated 15 November and seen by EUobserver, said. FACA refers to the Forces Armées centrafricaines, CAR president Faustin-Archange Touadéra's main army of some 12,500 men. WG stands for Wagner Group, a Kremlin-linked paramilitary force. EU military...
  • Hospitalizations up sharply in South African province where omicron variant detected

    11/30/2021 8:16:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2021 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Coronavirus hospitalizations are sharply increasing in a South African province that has been identified as an early hotspot of the omicron variant, raising concerns about the new strain as health officials work to learn more about its transmissibility and severity. The Gauteng province — which includes Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa — has seen hospitalizations spike by almost 400 percent since the beginning of November, according to NBC News. During the week ending Nov. 6, hospitalizations in the province rose from 120 to 580, according to data from South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), cited by...
  • Report: Omicron Variant Present in Europe Before Identified in South Africa

    11/30/2021 7:58:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2021 | Wendell Husebo
    The omicron Chinese coronavirus variant was present in Europe before it was identified in South Africa, Dutch health authorities revealed Tuesday. According to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the omicron variant was infecting the Netherlands nearly one week before the world awakened Friday to the strand experts and scientists said first originated in South Africa.
  • Malawi President Brands Biden Coronavirus Travel Ban ‘Afrophobia’

    11/29/2021 7:42:18 PM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2021 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday denounced bans on Africa travel imposed by the Biden administration and several other governments, in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant, as “Afrophobia.” “We are all concerned about the new Covid [Chinese coronavirus] variant and owe South Africa’s scientists our thanks for identifying it before anyone else did,” Chakwera wrote on Facebook. “But the unilateral travel bans now imposed on SADC countries by the UK, EU, U.S., Australia, and others are uncalled for,” he continued. “Covid measures must be based on science, not Afrophobia.” SADC refers to the Southern African Development Community, a bloc...
  • South African Doctor Who Discovered the Omicron Variant Says the 'Hype' and Fearmongering Is Unwarranted

    11/29/2021 9:23:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/29/2021 | Jeff Charles
    Dr. Angelique Coetzee, board chairperson of the South Africa Medical Association (SAMA)The hard left might have a difficult time using the newly-discovered Omicron variant for fearmongering purposes. Shortly after the discovery of the COVID-19 variant, at least one top medical professional is cautioning against hyping up the severity of the mutation.Dr. Angelique Coetzee, National Chair of the South African Medical Association, and also one of those who discovered the Omicron variant early on, called the US’s travel bans “hasty,” as we reported Saturday. Then she told Reuters Sunday that “the hype” that’s been concocted about the variant is not warranted....
  • COVID Vaccine Intended To Reduce World’s Population Without Anyone Suspecting Says Leading Doctor

    11/28/2021 5:01:12 PM PST · by ransomnote · 158 replies
    greatgameindia ^ | November 27, 2021 | greatgameindia
    The leading doctor credited with improving early treatment of COVID-19 said in a conference that the goal of vaccine transmission campaigns is to “control and kill off a large proportion of our population without anyone suspecting that we were poisoned.”“The deaths that are meant to follow the vaccinations will never be able to be pinned on the poison. They will be too diverse, there will be too many, and they will be in too broad a timeframe for us to understand that we have been poisoned,” claims Dr. Shankara Chetty. According to his website, South African family doctor Dr Shankara...
  • 13 omicron cases detecting among travelers from South Africa, Dutch officials say

    11/28/2021 12:50:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Thehill ^ | 11/28/2021 | Joseph Choi
    Dutch health authorities on Sunday confirmed that 13 airplane passengers returning from South Africa to the Netherlands had tested positive for the omicron COVID-19 variant. As the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said in a press release, 624 passengers returning from South Africa were tested for COVID-19 on Nov. 26 at the Schiphol Airport. Of these passengers, 61 tested positive for the coronavirus and 13 were found to have contracted the omicron variant.
  • (South African President) Cyril Ramaphosa slams travel bans against SA over Omicron Covid-19 variant

    11/28/2021 12:18:23 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    Times Live ^ | 11/28/2021 | Zimasa Matiwane
    Unjustified, discriminatory and not backed up by science. That is how President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to travel bans against Southern African countries after the emergence of the Omicron variant. . . . Countries that have imposed travel restrictions on SA and some Southern African countries include the UK, US, EU members, Canada, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Seychelles, Brazil and Guatemala.“The prohibition of travel is not informed by science, nor will it be effective in preventing the spread of this variant. The only thing the prohibition on travel will do is to further damage...
  • Biden restricts travel from South Africa and 7 other countries starting Monday

    11/28/2021 7:24:35 AM PST · by entropy12 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 hr 20 min ago | Kaitlan Collins
    Acting on advice from the nation's top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. Biden on Friday night signed the official proclamation restricting the travel of those "physically present" in the countries during the "14-day period preceding their entry, or attempted entry into the United States." The proclamation includes a list of those exempted from the new restrictions, including US citizens, lawful permanent residents and noncitizens who are the spouses of citizens or permanent residents.
  • South African Medical Head Says You May Want to Slow-Roll the Panic Over New Covid Omicron Variant

    11/27/2021 8:52:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/27/2021 | Nick Arama
    We reported on the announcement of a new COVID variant which they are now calling the Omicron variant.The variant was just discovered this week, but already you can hear the race to paint it in the worst light possible, suggesting that there was a lot to be concerned about because it was “heavily mutated,” that immunity and the vaccines might not protect against it. We saw the Dow take a huge plunge immediately after, likely in part because of thinking that this news could lead back to more government restrictions and problems.The Biden administration reacted in a chaotic fashion. First,...
  • Kamala Harris calls South Africa travel ban 'necessary' amid concerns over COVID-19 omicron variant

    11/27/2021 6:30:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/27/2021 | Kyle Morris
    Vice President Kamala Harris said Saturday that she has been briefed about the COVID-19 omicron variant and insisted that the Biden administration did what "is necessary" in implementing travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries to prevent its spread, but made no mention of additional travel restrictions.
  • Delta, United not revising South Africa flights amid Omicron variant concerns

    11/27/2021 9:09:17 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/27/2021 | Reuters
    Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said on Friday they do not plan any changes to their South Africa-US routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Africa starting Monday amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant. Delta and United are the only US passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa. Delta currently operates service between Johannesburg and Atlanta three times weekly and the US airline said “there are no planned adjustments to service at this time.”
  • Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert (South Africa this time)

    11/25/2021 9:02:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Nature ^ | 11-25-21 | Ewen Callaway
    Researchers in South Africa are racing to track the concerning rise of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant harbours a large number of mutations found in other variants, including Delta, and it seems to be spreading quickly across South Africa. A top priority is to track the variant more closely as it spreads: it was first identified in Botswana this month and has turned up in travellers to Hong Kong from South Africa. Scientists are also trying to understand the variant’s properties, such as whether it can evade immune responses triggered by vaccines and whether...
  • Top Physician Says Vaccines Will Be ‘Needed For Years’ to Combat ‘Ebola-Level’ Strain of COVID

    11/27/2021 8:01:37 AM PST · by george76 · 88 replies
    Summit News ^ | 27 November, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Ebola’s average mortality rate is 50 per cent.. A top physician says it will be necessary to keep “vaccinating the world for years” in order to prevent a COVID strain as deadly as Ebola from developing. The comments were made earlier today by Frank Ulrich Montgomery, chairman of the global physicians’ society the World Medical Association (WMA). “My great concern is that there could be a variant that is as infectious as Delta and as dangerous as Ebola,” he told the newspapers of the Funke media group. According to Montgomery, “It will be necessary to vaccinate the world for years...
  • Travel ban storm in a tea cup, says South African Medical Association chairwoman

    11/26/2021 2:04:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    yahoooooooo ^ | 11-26-21 | Isobel Frodsham
    Isobel Frodsham Fri., November 26, 2021, 10:34 a.m.·3 min read Watch: South Africa angered by travel restrictions due to new variant Scroll back up to restore default view. The chairwoman of the South African Medical Association has described the travel restrictions imposed on the country as “hasty” and the reaction from other countries as “a storm in a teacup”. Dr Angelique Coetzee said it was too early to tell what impact the B.1.1.529 variant would have. She told BBC News: “We think it is a premature decision that has been taken, I think it is a hasty decision. “I would...
  • Statement from Vice President Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban

    11/26/2021 12:11:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Joe Biden on Medium ^ | Feb 1, 2020 | Joe Biden
    Yesterday, Donald Trump further diminished the United States in the eyes of the world by expanding his travel ban, placing new restrictions on the residents of six more nations that limit who is allowed to come to the United States. Three years ago, he took aim at Muslim-majority nations. This time, he targeted primarily African nations — including Nigeria, the largest economy and the most populous nation on the continent, and Sudan, a country striving to transition to civilian rule after decades of dictatorship. The “Muslim Ban,” this new “African Ban,” Trump’s atrocious asylum and refugee policies — they are...
  • US to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid Omicron COVID variant

    11/26/2021 11:46:24 AM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2021 2:26pm | By Emily Crane and Steven Nelson
    The US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other nearby countries from next week as fears grow over the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the White House said Friday. The travel ban, which doesn’t apply to American citizens or permanent residents, will come into effect from Monday. The new restrictions apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.
  • WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with ‘a large number of mutations’

    11/25/2021 2:33:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/25/2021
    The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the spike protein, scheduling a special meeting Friday to discuss what it may mean for vaccines and treatments, officials said Thursday. The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers, according to the WHO. “We don’t know very much about this yet. What we do know is that this variant has a large number of mutations. And the concern is that when you have so many mutations, it can have an impact on how the virus behaves,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical...