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  • Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

    06/23/2022 1:43:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2022 | By KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of clear, concise and consistent messaging about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in the earliest months of its spread created a false sense of security among Americans that the pandemic would not be serious and resulted in inaction early on across the federal government. That was the assessment of Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the COVID response coordinator under former President Donald Trump and testified for the first time Thursday before a House panel about her time in the Trump administration. “It wasn’t just the president, many of our leaders, were using words...
  • Oregon, Washington recommend COVID shots for children 6 months and up

    06/20/2022 12:37:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | June 19, 2022 | by KATU Staff
    SALEM, Ore. — An independent group of scientists representing Oregon, Washington, and other western states has signed off on the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup on Sunday completed its review of safety and efficacy data and the CDC advisers' recommendation that coronavirus vaccines should be opened to children in that age group. The vaccines now available to children in the youngest age group are the Moderna two-dose series and the Pfizer three-dose series. The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup is made up of scientists...
  • WHO chief 'believes Covid DID leak from Wuhan lab' after a 'catastrophic accident' in 2019 despite publicly maintaining 'all hypotheses remain on the table'

    06/18/2022 3:42:35 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/18/2022 | glen owen
    The head of the World Health Organisation privately believes the Covid pandemic started following a leak from a Chinese laboratory, a senior Government source claims. While publicly the group maintains that ‘all hypotheses remain on the table’ about the origins of Covid, the source said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), had recently confided to a senior European politician that the most likely explanation was a catastrophic accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, where infections first spread during late 2019.
  • Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines

    06/16/2022 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2022
    MIAMI (AP) — Florida is the only state that hasn’t preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he won’t facilitate their distribution, though he said they’ll be available to those who want them. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, who confirmed Florida’s outlier status on Thursday, said not preordering the vaccines could mean delaying their availability in children’s hospitals and other facilities that have relied on state distribution of the shots. Florida officials said the jabs would be available at pharmacies and community health centers, which...
  • Leaking lab?

    06/13/2022 1:07:22 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, June 13, 2022 | Editorial Board
    The WHO is rethinking its earlier stand on giving a hasty clean chit on COVID outbreak from a lab The recent report by the World Health Organisation’s expert group has, according to an agency report, stated that “further research is needed to determine how COVID-19 first began, including a more detailed analysis of the possibility it was a laboratory accident”, which implies that lab leak is a distinct possibility. It needs to be mentioned that for more than a year, the UN body and a large number of scientists maintained that the origin of the Coronavirus was natural. They were...
  • Covid-19 - The Wuhan lab leak theory reappraised: This issue deserves the attention of the media and policymakers of both parties.

    06/06/2022 8:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2022 | Adam Turner
    Bipartisan investigations are a rarity in Washington, D.C. The constituencies likely to be affected or to suffer collateral damage are usually enough to derail them from gaining momentum. Affix the term "disinformation" to the claim in need of investigation, and the chances of a genuine inquiry plummet from hardly ever to "forget about it." Such is the current trajectory of the need to explore the origin of COVID-19. We now know that intelligence officials and top diplomats studied the issue in the spring of 2020 and concluded that the virus "most likely" came from a lab. In keeping with their...
  • Gridlock could delay COVID funds until fall -- or longer

    06/01/2022 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2022 | By ALAN FRAM (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is headed for “a lot of unnecessary loss of life,” the Biden administration says, if Congress fails to provide billions more dollars to brace for the pandemic’s next wave. Yet the quest for that money is in limbo, the latest victim of election-year gridlock that’s stalled or killed a host of Democratic priorities. President Joe Biden’s appeal for funds for vaccines, testing and treatments has hit opposition from Republicans, who’ve fused the fight with the precarious politics of immigration. Congress is in recess, and the next steps are uncertain, despite admonitions from White House COVID-19...
  • Wuhan Lab Publishes Study Manipulating H7N9 Virus To Be More Lethal.

    05/20/2022 6:38:49 AM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    thenationalpulse ^ | 5/19/2022 | Natalia Winters
    A scientific journal published by top Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers shared studies appearing to engage in gain-of-function type research, a controversial method of studying pathogens that can increase their lethality. The Wuhan Institute of Virology is believed to have engaged in the risky form of research regarding bat coronaviruses, as now-deleted webpages reveal the lab manipulating bat coronaviruses to “replicate efficiently in primary human airway cells and achieve in vitro titers equivalent to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV.” Now, the latest edition of the lab’s journal, Virologica Sinica, appears to contain a similar style of research with the H7N9 virus...
  • WHO chief: The COVID pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’

    05/23/2022 5:44:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2022
    BERLIN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril.” The U.N. health agency’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told officials gathered in Geneva for opening of the WHO’s annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus.” He also noted that almost 1 billion people in lower-income countries still haven’t been vaccinated. In a weekly report Thursday...
  • EXC: The Infamous Wuhan Lab Recently Assembled Monkeypox Strains Using Methods Flagged For Creating ‘Contagious Pathogens’.(confirmation needed)

    05/22/2022 11:49:37 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies ^ | MAY 22, 2022 | BY NATALIE WINTERS
    he Wuhan Institute of Virology assembled a monkeypox virus genome, allowing the virus to be identified through PCR tests, using a method researchers flagged for potentially creating a “contagious pathogen,” The National Pulse can reveal. The study was first published in February 2022, just months before the latest international outbreak of monkeypox cases which appear to have now reached the United States. The paper, which was authored by nine Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers and published in the lab’s quarterly scientific journal Virologica Sinica, also follows the wide-scale use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to identify COVID-19-positive individuals. Researchers...
  • We May Never Know If Covid Leaked From A Lab Unless The United States Stops Helping China Cover Up The Truth

    05/20/2022 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 20, 2022 | Pat Fidopiastis
    Whether lab or market origin, anyone trying to cover for China should remember both scenarios are humiliating for the Chinese government.<The only Covid narrative that doesn’t directly aim to control people has to do with determining the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Discovering the origin of the virus should have been a top priority, but it was not. Why? Perhaps, instead of controlling people, the goal in this case was to cover for complicit behavior. There are only two plausible competing virus origin hypotheses: “lab leak” and “wet market.” Instead of imploring scientists to work together and discover the truth, then-National Institutes...
  • A third of US should be considering masks, officials say

    05/18/2022 1:58:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2022 | By ZEKE MILLER and MIKE STOBBE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are putting more of the country under guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that call for masking and other infection precautions. Right now, about a third of the U.S. population lives in areas that are considered at higher risk — mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. Those are areas where...
  • Third round of free coronavirus tests made available by U.S. government

    05/17/2022 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | May 17, 2022 | By Katie Shepherd
    Households can now order eight more free at-home coronavirus tests, the White House said Tuesday, giving Americans access to an additional supply of rapid tests ahead of possible summer and fall surges. “As the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, free and accessible tests will help slow the spread of the virus,” the White House said in a statement. The tests are available at The Biden administration previously committed to making 1 billion at-home tests available to American households at no charge and has so far distributed 350 million tests.
  • Just 18% of parents willing to vaccinate their kids under 5 right away, poll shows

    05/04/2022 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | May 4, 2022 | ByArielle Mitropoulos
    With children under 5 now the only group not yet eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, many parents have been vocal about their frustration pertaining to the delayed authorization process and rollout. However, a new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey has found that less than a fifth of parents with children under the age 5 -- 18% -- reported that they are eager to get their child vaccinated right away. More than a third of parents -- 38% -- said that they plan to wait in order to see how the vaccine works for others, while 27% of parents reported that...
  • Texas Lab Agreed to Destroy Records If Asked by Wuhan Institute of Virology

    05/04/2022 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 4 replies
    American Thought Leaders ^ | May 3, 2022 | Natalie Winter and Jan Jekielek
    Natalie Winters: Texas Lab Agreed to Destroy Records If Asked by Wuhan Institute of Virology American Thought Leaders AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS JAN JEKIELEK “I had never seen a clause like this, and it basically stipulated that the Wuhan Institute of Virology could demand that the Galveston National Laboratory—again, a taxpayer-funded U.S.-based lab—would have to delete files, pathogens, materials.” National Pulse investigative reporter Natalie Winters recently broke the story of the Galveston National Laboratory’s memorandum of understanding with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We discuss her extensive research into Chinese Communist Party influence in America, from TikTok to compromised “fact-checkers” to...
  • U.S. CDC says travelers should still wear masks on airplanes

    05/03/2022 3:53:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2022 | By David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended travelers continue to wear masks in airplanes, trains and airports despite a judge's April 18 order declaring the 14-month-old transportation mask mandate unlawful. The CDC said it based its recommendation on current COVID-19 conditions and spread as well as the protective value of masks. The Justice Department last month filed notice it will appeal the ruling and it has until May 31 to do so. But the government has made no effort to seek immediate court action to reinstate the mandate. The mask mandate had been...
  • Denmark to destroy excess soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines

    05/02/2022 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish health officials said Monday that 1.1 million excess COVID-19 vaccines will be discarded in the coming weeks because their expiration date is near, and efforts to donate them to developing countries have failed. Statens Serum Institut, a government agency that maps the spread of COVID-19 in Denmark, said the epidemic in the Scandinavian country “is currently under control, and the vaccine coverage in the Danish population is high.” Around 81% of Denmark’s population of 5.8 million has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 62% have received a booster shot. The agency said...
  • Opinion: The Democrats have become the party of miserable, whiny grumps

    04/30/2022 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2022 | By Eddie Scarry
    When Elon Musk tweet­ed on Friday, “The far left hates everyone, themselves included!” the only thing he got wrong was his use of the word “far.” The hatred, anger and resentment of liberals is not exclusive to the extreme Democrat. It’s now the entire party. When was the last time anyone encountered a happy Democrat? They don’t exist. They’re perpetually miserable, annoyed that normal people have moved on from COVID, offended that anyone objects to public schools teaching 7-year-olds about sexual identity, and frustrated that their fetish with “critical race theory” (also known as “how to properly hate whites!”) isn’t...
  • Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids [Repost]

    04/28/2022 7:27:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2022 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Moderna on Thursday asked U.S. regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 6, a long-awaited move toward potentially opening shots for millions of tots by summer. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect the nation’s littlest kids as all around them people shed masks and other public health precautions -- even though highly contagious coronavirus mutants continue to spread. Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration that it hopes will prove two low-dose shots can protect babies, toddlers and preschoolers -- albeit not as effectively during the omicron surge...
  • Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

    04/28/2022 6:52:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2022 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Joe Biden takes lunch seriously. As vice president, his weekly lunch with Obama wasn’t just a meal. It was a meeting when things really got done, a moment set aside on the White House calendar for the two men to break bread and build out an agenda. The weekly meal was so important to Biden that he carried over the tradition to his own presidency. "I made the same deal with her that Barack and I made," he said of his newly minted vice president just weeks after his inauguration. That meant drop-in privileges at the Oval Office and carte...