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  • Canadians who travel outside Canada could be stranded abroad, Trudeau warns

    01/23/2021 11:25:02 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | January 23, 2021 | Ryan Tumilty
    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday that anyone travelling outside Canada could face considerable trouble getting back home, as new evidence suggests some COVID-19 variants are both more transmissible and more deadly. “No one should be taking a vacation abroad right now. If you’ve got one planned, cancel it. Don’t book a trip for spring break,” Trudeau said outside of Rideau Cottage. “We could be bringing in new measures that significantly impede your ability to return to Canada at any given moment without warning.”
  • US Scientist With Close Ties To Wuhan Lab Discussed Manipulating Bat-Based Coronaviruses Just Weeks Before Outbreak

    01/22/2021 7:37:13 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/2021 | Andrew Kerr
    A U.S. doctor who is part of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic discussed his work manipulating bat-based coronaviruses in labs just weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. Dr. Peter Daszak, a close associate with China’s premier bat-based coronavirus researcher and a key figure in directing taxpayer funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, explained how easy it was to alter coronaviruses during a podcast interview filmed Dec. 9, 2019.
  • Joe Biden's mandate: Don't call it the China virus ...

    01/19/2021 1:10:27 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the dumbest administration on earth. Make America Senile Again. Joe Biden was supposedly elected to end all the madness. Make the crazy stop. Give in to the media’s lunatic four-year temper tantrum so the rest of us can get a wink of sleep.
  • 1 in 3 L.A. County residents have been infected by coronavirus since pandemic began, new estimate shows

    01/14/2021 8:22:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/14/2021 | LUKE MONEY, RONG-GONG LIN II
    The estimate, based on scientific modeling, means officials believe more than 3 million of L.A. County’s 10 million residents have been infected with the coronavirus, including nearly 13,000 who have died. That’s more than triple the cumulative number of coronavirus cases that have been confirmed by testing. Officials have long believed that testing only captures a certain percentage of those who are infected because many with the virus don’t show symptoms or suffer only mild symptoms. The rising number of those infected has actually slowed the pace of coronavirus transmission, as the virus is increasingly coming into contact with people...
  • Mayor: ‘What we feared has now happened.’ National Guard called to assist Laurens hospital at full capacity [SC]

    01/09/2021 11:13:47 AM PST · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    WSPA News 7 ^ | January 9th, 2021 | Emily Smith
    LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn announced a healthcare emergency this week as Prisma Health Hospitals in the Upstate reach capacity, and said the National Guard has been called to assist what is becoming “a field medicine scenario.” In a recorded message, the mayor explained measures being taken at Laurens Hospital, saying the third floor has been converted to a surge area for COVID-19 patients to provide 29 extra beds. Workers are exploring other facilities to house patients, as critical care units are overflowing. “What we feared has now happened,” Senn said of hospitals being at...
  • When Tony Met Kary-According to a Nobel laureate Anthony Fauci should not even be an unelected bureaucrat

    01/05/2021 7:21:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 5, 2021 | Lloyd Billingsley
    According to a Nobel laureate, Dr. Anthony Fauci should not even be an unelected bureaucrat. “As we get into the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall of 2021, we can start to approach some degree of normality,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci as he rang in the new year. People might wonder if it was 2022 that Fauci really had in mind for “the approach of some degree of normality.” For most of 2020, Dr. Fauci claimed that to reach herd immunity about 60 to 70 percent of the nation would need a vaccine. Then in a December...
  • Why Those Who Claim To ‘Follow The Science’ Are More Likely To Ignore It

    01/04/2021 8:08:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2020 | Benedict Beckeld
    We'll be able to have more productive and honest conversations with one another the sooner we realize that while morality takes sides, science does not.Even as coronavirus vaccines slowly make their way into the population, debates rage around the world on whether lockdowns should continue or be implemented anew. Often in these debates, one hears the term “science” tossed about irresponsibly, sometimes by participants on both sides of the argument.Most of the time, however, when people say that we should “follow the science,” they mean we should listen to the expert advice of medical professionals who argue in favor of...
  • To Protect The Vulnerable, These Politicians Put Themselves At The Back Of The COVID Vaccine Line

    01/04/2021 7:50:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2021 | Paulina Enck
    'The mere suggestion that Members of Congress are in any way more important than the very people who gave us the privilege of serving in Congress is appalling.'As COVID-19 vaccine disbursement has begun, the question arises of who deserves the first doses. While many agree that priority should go towards the most vulnerable, including the elderly and health-care workers, one group that likely was nowhere near the top of anyone’s list has jumped to the front of the line: politicians. Public officials were granted priority, and several elected officials made use of their spot in line. While few would begrudge...
  • U.S. cities, left behind in COVID-19 aid, look for lifeline in Biden era

    01/03/2021 4:57:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2021 | By Richard Cowan, Trevor Hunnicutt
    In Washington’s months-long political slugfest over who should get aid to counter the financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, there was at least one clear loser: local government. In the midst of cutbacks in workforce and emergency services and growing poverty, U.S. cities, especially the smaller ones, are hoping the next round of stimulus includes them and that President-elect Joe Biden advocates for them when he takes office on Jan. 20. The latest coronavirus bill for $892 billion in aid - painstakingly negotiated over months and begrudgingly signed into law last week by President Donald Trump - left a bad...
  • Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

    12/24/2020 12:47:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2020 | Marilynn Marchione
    Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protection you’d get from an effective vaccine,” of getting...
  • Covid-19 hospitalization rates are dropping. That’s terrible news [consider the source and date]

    01/02/2021 9:50:19 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Special to The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2020 | Ashish Jha
    Every day, states report on how many new hospitalizations they had for covid patients. During September and October, as cases were rising, we could reliably predict how many people would be hospitalized based on the number of new diagnoses. Clinically, we know that after someone is diagnosed, it usually takes a few days before they get sick enough to be hospitalized.... But as we entered November, something began to change. For instance, on Nov. 1, the Covid Tracking Project’s seven-day average showed about 80,000 new cases – which we would predict should lead to about 2,800 new hospitalizations a week...
  • Canada to require negative test for people entering country [COVID]

    12/30/2020 10:43:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 30, 2020 | Rob Gillies
    The Canadian government said Wednesday that passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before they arrive in the country. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said the measure will be implemented in the next few days. Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and it has already banned all flights from the United Kingdom because of the new variant of COVID-19 spreading there. The decision came a day after the premier of Canada’s largest province said he had ordered his finance minister to end a Caribbean vacation he took at a time...
  • Police respond as maskless protesters force their way into Erewhon Market in Fairfax(Oh Noes!!!)

    12/30/2020 11:09:33 AM PST · by Vendome · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | Dec 29, 2020 | Carlos Saucedo, Erika Martin
    Los Angeles police responded after a mass of maskless demonstrators forced their way into an Erewhon Market in the Fairfax district Tuesday afternoon in protest of coronavirus restrictions. “We’re not here coughing everything, smearing everything,” Jason Traver said. “We just want to shop, we want to take our own precautions that we’ve been doing all of our lives, and we’ll be fine.” Officers stayed on scene to monitor the situation and ensure it didn’t escalate, but police said no arrests were made. After leaving Erewhon, some protesters walked to a nearby Trader Joe’s and claimed medical reasons for being maskless....
  • 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...
  • TN Gov. Bill Lee Bans Public Gatherings Exceeding 10, Asks Residents to Limit Holiday Events to Household

    12/21/2020 9:49:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is the latest state leader to urge residents to drastically limit their holiday gatherings by spending them only with members of the same household, signing an executive order limiting indoor public events to ten. In a Sunday evening address, the Republican governor identified Tennesee as “ground zero for a surge in sickness,” describing the ongoing pandemic as a “war.” Approximately 10,000 Tennesseans are getting sick daily, the governor said, largely attributing the spike to holiday gatherings — namely, the Thanksgiving gatherings
  • I Moved From Locked-Down Virginia To Open Florida, And Faces Came Back To Life

    12/21/2020 8:34:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | Ellie Reynolds
    Here, life has felt incredibly normal. It's also revealed how abnormal the lifestyle I followed in Virginia really was.OCALA, Fla. — Last Sunday I plopped a steaming hashbrown casserole and a bowl of freshly sliced oranges down on one of a row of endless folding tables covered in those flimsy plastic tablecloths you get at the dollar store. The casseroles were outnumbered only by the pans of homemade cinnamon rolls, and the fruit section was meager: it was a good Southern Baptist potluck. Church ladies buzzed around, removing tin foil from tin pans and putting serving spoons in each dish,...
  • Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds(My income hammered 70%)

    12/16/2020 3:00:00 PM PST · by Vendome · 10 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/16/2020 | Jackie Botts
    In the five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income Californians had begun to see substantial wage gains that were slowly chipping away at the long-growing income inequality gap between the state's haves and have-nots. But the coronavirus pandemic is “likely stripping away many of these gains,” according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California. The current coronavirus-induced recession has hit low-income workers the hardest, while higher-income workers, largely able to work from home, have escaped relatively unscathed. And the extent of the job losses among low-wage workers — particularly African Americans, Latinos, workers without college degrees...
  • Killing the Economy: UK Sees Record Job Losses

    12/15/2020 8:51:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2020 | BREITBART LONDON
    LONDON (AP) – The number of people in the U.K. who lost their jobs hit a record high in the three months through October during the run-up to the planned ending of a government salary support scheme, official figures showed Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics said redundancies reached 370,000 in the August to October period, a record for a three-month period. At the end of October, the British government had been planning to end the Job Retention Scheme, which saw it pay the majority of the salaries of people who had become idle due to the coronavirus pandemic but...
  • COVID-19 infection rate exponentially higher than reported 15M, CDC says

    12/10/2020 9:26:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/10/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    The US topped 15 million cases of COVID-19 this week but that number is likely exponentially higher — by as much as seven times, a top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said on Thursday. Aron Hall, co-lead of the agency’s epidemiology task force, offered the startling statistic during a virtual hearing over Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine.
  • Gavin Newsom’s COVID Tyranny Is Suffocating California

    12/09/2020 7:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 9, 2020 | Brittany Bradley
    The quality of life here has dwindled, and mental health has taken a hit. I had to start seeing a therapist because every other coping outlet has been eliminated.It’s more than eight months after the March 20, 2020 lockdown orders Gov. Gavin Newson placed on California. Most of the state is in a lockdown again, and we are now subject to a curfew, although no one can explain how that is going to “slow the spread.” Every freedom that I enjoy feels impeded upon, and simple outings can lead to a storm of frustration as I feel like everyone around...