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#18961 MR.

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:09 PM


Anyways, Epstein didn’t kill himself.

 

Since we're now on the subject of Epstein...listen to this dude.

 

https://www.bitchute...o/ENquAvHuHKfO/

 

 



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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:57 PM

This is upsetting to watch, there is something very wrong with this guy. His skin tone, and facial muscle movement is all off. 

 

No one in power should speak or behave like this. Very worrying! 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=8hIKhtCB8PA

 

TFord

 

Do you think we’ll see pro-vaxxers ranting about unvaccinated kids endangering their teachers?  Kids have the lowest vaccination rate of all age groups.



#18963 amor de cosmos

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:58 PM

Exactly, it's an opinion so I'm not sure how "quack" relates to it. It's also a major mainstream newspaper so also not sure how alt pertained to it.

because it's only an opinion rather than a large-scale peer-reviewed study full of facts & figures & data? i thought that would have been obvious.
 

1 It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;

i'm no lawyer but i suppose that's why we can have in the quarantine act things like this:
 

Detention by quarantine officer

  • 28 (1) A quarantine officer may detain any traveller who
    • (a) has refused to be disinfested or to undergo a health assessment;
    • (b) has been required to undergo a medical examination under subsection 22(1);
    • © has failed to comply with an order made under section 26;
    • (d) the quarantine officer has reasonable grounds to believe
      • (i) has or might have a communicable disease or is infested with vectors, or has recently been in close proximity to a person who has or might have a communicable disease or is infested with vectors, and
      • (ii) is capable of infecting other people;
    • (e) has been arrested under section 27; or
    • (f) has been arrested without a warrant under section 18.
Arrest without warrant
  • (2) A peace officer may, at the request of a quarantine officer, arrest without a warrant and bring to the quarantine officer any traveller referred to in subsection (1) who resists detention.

i doubt many people read as much as i do & i don't recall any stories about people getting *arrested* for not complying with an order to self-isolate, take a covid-19 test, etc. i kind of think things could be a lot tougher if the quarantine act says people can be arrested without a warrant for (in this case) merely refusing (for example) to take a PCR test, as it seems to me (a non-lawyer). it's not like we have arbitrary justified-under-the-quarantine-act mass arrests & detentions.


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#18964 TFord

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:59 PM

Do you get out much?

 

I offered to take him for a coffee and some fresh air..

 

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 05:59 PM

Fauci says vax for infants is coming in 2022.

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 06:16 PM

Do you think we’ll see pro-vaxxers ranting about unvaccinated kids endangering their teachers?  Kids have the lowest vaccination rate of all age groups.

Home school them, That's what my Wife's doing.

There's a local program called Sides...google them.

If they're over the age of 12 they require absolutely no supervision at all.

It's the way of the future...web cam, headset...good to go.



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Posted 23 November 2021 - 06:47 PM

because it's only an opinion rather than a large-scale peer-reviewed study full of facts & figures & data? i thought that would have been obvious.

i'm no lawyer but i suppose that's why we can have in the quarantine act things like this:


i doubt many people read as much as i do & i don't recall any stories about people getting *arrested* for not complying with an order to self-isolate, take a covid-19 test, etc. i kind of think things could be a lot tougher if the quarantine act says people can be arrested without a warrant for (in this case) merely refusing (for example) to take a PCR test, as it seems to me (a non-lawyer). it's not like we have arbitrary justified-under-the-quarantine-act mass arrests & detentions.


Many people are losing their jobs just before Christmas. I won’t bother going into the rest of the details because that’s really enough. Our Queen’s representative just signed a law on Friday that made it such that all public service employees will be fired with just cause if they don’t submit to having the substance injected into them and provide proof. Where was the due process of the law with that? By the way, that means no employment insurance. Are we not past the “what freedoms have we lost” stage?
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#18968 dasmo

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 06:50 PM

Note that law was signed while we are in an actual emergency trying to rescue people and repair the damage to critical infrastructure after the flood. If you can call it a law.

#18969 Spy Black

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:39 PM

Are we not past the “what freedoms have we lost” stage?

Wrong thread, the alt.whacko thread is a few lines down.

I don't post there ... why are you posting here?



#18970 dasmo

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:45 PM

I was answering a question. :banana:

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A team of scientists have identified coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 from two bats sampled in Cambodia more than a decade ago. The discovery described in the journal Nature Communications, along with the recent detection of the closest ancestors of SARS-CoV-2 known to date in cave-dwelling bats in Laos, indicates that SARS-CoV-2-related viruses that cause COVID-19 have a much wider geographic distribution than previously reported and further supports the hypothesis that the pandemic originated via spillover of a bat-borne virus.

Scientists used metagenomic sequencing to identify the nearly identical viruses in two Shamel’s horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus shameli) originally sampled in 2010. The finding suggests that SARS-CoV-2 related viruses likely circulate via multiple Rhinolophus species.
 
The authors state that the current understanding of the geographic distribution of the SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 lineages possibly reflects a lack of sampling in Southeast Asia, or at least across the Greater Mekong Subregion, which encompasses Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as the Yunnan and Guanxi provinces of China.

https://www.eurekale...releases/935886
https://www.nature.c...467-021-26809-4
 

The first real-world assessment of BBV152, a COVID-19 vaccine developed in India, suggests that two vaccine doses result in 50% effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19.
 
The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, assessed 2,714 hospital workers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, India, from April 15 – May 15, 2021, who were symptomatic and underwent RT-PCR testing for COVID-19. The delta variant was the dominant strain in India during the study period, accounting for approximately 80% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases.
 
BBV152, developed by Bharat Biotech (India), is a Vero cell-derived, inactivated whole-virion vaccine formulated with a novel adjuvant and administered in a two-dose regimen, 28 days apart.

In January 2021, BBV152 was approved for emergency use in India for people aged 18.The World Health Organization (WHO) added BBV152 to its list of approved emergency use COVID-19 vaccines in November 2021.

https://www.eurekale...releases/935734
https://www.thelance...0674-5/fulltext
 
Highlights

  • Individuals with kidney failure who were on dialysis had an incomplete and delayed antibody response and a blunted cellular immune response following COVID-19 vaccination, compared with people with normal kidney function.
  • Immune responses were substantially stronger with the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine than with the PfizerBioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine. A variety of other characteristics also predicted the strength of patients’ immune responses following vaccination.

https://www.eurekale...releases/935749

Pathologists find evidence of pre-existing chronic lung disease in people with long COVID
https://www.eurekale...releases/935861
 

About one in five (20.2%) of participants reported having avoided healthcare during the pandemic. Of those, 414 participants (36.3% of avoiders) reported symptoms that potentially warranted urgent medical attention, including limb weakness (13.6%), palpitations (10.8%) and chest pain (10.2%). However, there was no data available on the severity of symptoms. Groups most likely to have avoided healthcare included females (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 1.58, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.38-1.82), those with poor self-appreciated health (per level decrease 2.00, 95% CI 1.80‑2.22), and those with high levels of depression (per point increase 1.13, 95% CI 1.11-1.14) and anxiety (per point increase 1.16, 95% CI 1.14-1.18). Lower educational level, older age, unemployment, smoking and concern about contracting COVID-19 were also associated with healthcare avoidance.
 
“Findings of our study suggest that healthcare avoidance during COVID-19 may be prevalent amongst those who are in greater need of it in the population, such as older individuals, those with low perceived health and those who report symptoms of poor mental health,” the authors say. “These findings call for population-wide campaigns urging individuals who are most prone to avoid healthcare to reach out to their primary care physician or medical specialist to report both alarming and seemingly insignificant symptoms.”
 
“One in five avoided healthcare during COVID-19 lockdown, often with alarming symptoms like chest pain or limb weakness,” Licher adds. “Vulnerable citizens were mainly affected, emphasising the urgent need for targeted public education.”

https://www.eurekale...releases/935018
 

A Houston Methodist study showed a rapid return of seasonal respiratory viruses after COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in Texas, demonstrating the effectiveness of masking, distancing and other precautionary measures at stopping the spread of many respiratory illnesses, not just COVID-19.
 
This rise in non-COVID respiratory viruses to pre-pandemic levels came on the heels of Texas ending its mask mandate in early March and lifting restrictions on businesses, which could resume operating at 100% capacity. Further contributing to the spike in cases were the updated COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC in mid-May that caught many by surprise, giving the fully vaccinated license to resume activities without masks or distancing, though two months later reinstated masks for everyone when the Delta surge took hold in July.
 
The findings, titled "The reemergence of seasonal respiratory viruses in Houston, Texas, after relaxing COVID-19 restrictions," appeared this fall in Microbiology Spectrum, a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. S. Wesley Long, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of diagnostic microbiology at Houston Methodist, is the corresponding author on the study.

https://www.news-med...in-Houston.aspx

CHICAGO – Significant decreases in CT imaging for cancer persisted even after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, delaying diagnosis and treatment and raising the possibility of more advanced cancers and poorer outcomes for patients in the future, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
https://www.eurekale...releases/935149
 

[ACCRA] With the world in the grip of a global pandemic, health misinformation has become a matter of life or death. But using audio dramas delivered on WhatsApp to explicitly address falsehoods could help Africa tackle this scourge, a study suggests.

In the first three months of 2020 alone, nearly 6,000 people were hospitalised because of COVID-19 misinformation, according to theWorld Health Organization (WHO).

Researchers say that evidence-based approaches for countering real-world misinformation about health issues remain rare in low-income income countries despite the increasing vulnerability to diseases.

The study published in theBMJ Global Health tested the effectiveness of two methods for tackling health misinformation using audio dramas on WhatsApp in Sierra Leone. The first method explicitly mentioned the misinformation and then debunked it, while the second method focused on the facts only without mentioning the misinformation.

“Both methods were successful in reducing the belief in typhoid-related misinformation compared to the control group,” says Maike Winters, coauthor of the study and a research coordinator at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

https://www.alphagal...y/ItemId/215064

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including COVID-19, in clinical dental environments.
https://medicalxpres...al-offices.html
 

An anti-vaxxer who went to a so-called " coronavirus party" to catch the deadly virus has died as a result, it has been reported.
 
The 55-year-old man died in Austria last week, l Dolomiti reports, having gone to one of these parties in the city of Bolzano in South Tyrol, northern Italy.
 
A further three people have been taken to hospital with the killer virus after going to similar events in the Alpine region.
 
Shockingly some parents are reported to have taken their children to such parties to infect them with Covid-19, and one child is so far known to have hospitalised.

https://www.mirror.c...-after-25528093

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly taking over in West Africa
https://www.eurekale...releases/935831
 

A top Indian health expert has said there was no need of COVID-19 booster doses in India at the moment.
 
Randeep Guleria, director of India's premier health institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, said the focus needs to be switched to increasing vaccine coverage.
 
"The vaccines are holding up, we are not seeing breakthrough infections causing a surge in our admissions, and our sero-positivity rate is very high," Guleria said.
 
"All of these suggest that as of now, we really don't need a booster dose. We may need it in the future ... but as of now we don't need a booster dose," Guleria said.
 
The Indian health expert noted that the focus should be on having more people get the first and second dose of vaccines.

http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0428872.shtml
 
South Korea sets pandemic high with 4,000 new virus cases
https://medicalxpres...high-virus.html
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has received an experimental nasal coronavirus vaccine days after receiving a booster shot as authorities continue to struggle to convince people to get vaccinated.
 
Putin said on Sunday he had had a third Covid-19 vaccine dose, noting that the injection of the one-dose Sputnik Light booster was painless.
 
The president also volunteered to take part in trials of Russia’s nasal Covid vaccine, he revealed Wednesday.
 
“I sprayed one [nostril] and the other,” Putin said in a televised meeting with top government officials in charge of Russia’s coronavirus response.
 
“I sat there for 15 minutes and it was all over. I felt nothing, simply nothing,” the president said after receiving what he described as a “powder” nasal spray.

https://www.themosco...-vaccine-a75657
 
Leading Russian doctors on Wednesday invited celebrities and politicians with anti-vaccine views to visit Covid red zones in hospitals and see for themselves the dramatic effects of the pandemic.
In an open letter published by state news agency TASS, 11 doctors from several cities wrote to a dozen public figures who expressed anti-vaccine views to their hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
https://www.themosco...id-wards-a75654
 
70 pct of Hong Kong's eligible population get at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine jab
http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0428468.shtml

Over 2.449 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland
http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0428746.shtml

Two Chinese antiviral medicine for COVID-19 mainly developed by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have commenced human trials overseas.
One candidate, coded VV116, is an oral anti-COVID-19 nucleoside drug that has yielded promising results in animal models. It has shown significant inhibiting activity against COVID-19 original strain and variant strain, such as the Delta variant, in vitro tests, the institute said Wednesday.
http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0428716.shtml

Child COVID cases are on the rise, jumping 32% in latest surge
Children account for 25% of cases but only 22% of the population.
https://arstechnica....n-latest-surge/

Fueling an 'Already Raging Fire': Fifth COVID Surge Approaches
https://www.webmd.co...-us-covid-surge
 
how could there be 7 anti-vax doctors at any conference?

Seven From Anti-Vax Doctors’ COVID Conference Fall Sick Within Days

That includes Bruce Boros, who claimed ivermectin was keeping him healthy and said he wanted to smack his own father for getting the vaccine.
 
To hear the fringe doctors who gathered at an equine facility for the Florida COVID Summit earlier this month, ivermectin is as effective against the virus in humans as it is against worms in horses.
 
“I have been on ivermectin for 16 months, my wife and I,” Dr. Bruce Boros declared at the end of the meeting at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. “I have never felt healthier in my life.”
 
Two days later, the 71-year-old cardiologist fell ill with COVID-19, according to the organizer of the one-day gathering and two other people with direct knowledge.
 
The organizer, Dr. John Littell, further reported to The Daily Beast that six others among the 800 to 900 participants had also tested positive or developed COVID symptoms “within days of the conference.”
 
“People are considering if it was a superspreader event,” Littell said.
 
In the next breath, he dismissed the very thought with an emphatic “No.”

https://www.thedaily...ummit-fall-sick
 
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a stunning revelation Tuesday afternoon: he had contracted COVID-19, but appears to have not made any public disclosures of his health status. Jordan is both anti-vaxx and and anti-mask, and still refuses to reveal his vaccination status.
https://www.rawstory.com/jordan-cases/

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 600 Google employees signed a manifesto asking their employer to retract the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination mandate ahead of workers returning to offices, media reported.
The signed manifesto urges company bosses to create a new vaccine mandate, "inclusive of all Googlers," CNBC reported. The manifesto also asks employees to "oppose the [vaccination] mandate as a matter of principle" and stresses that the policy must not change their decision if they already chose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Google, however, stood by its policy in response to the outcry.
https://sputniknews....1090978204.html
 

Pfizer is ramping up a program to combat vaccine misinformation. Company CEO Albert Bourla recently described those who spread vaccine misinformation as “criminals,” and lawyers for Pfizer are now pursuing defamation charges against at least one website that spread misinformation.
 
Pfizer’s counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, filed an Order pursuant to Section 3102© of the Civil Practice Law and Rules to Compel Pre-Action Disclosure from DreamHost LLC in the state of New York on November 16.

The complaint asks DreamHost LLC, a company registered in Brea, California, that provides web hosting services, to provide Pfizer with the identity of the individual who ran the, as of November 26th, defunct website, the Conservative Beaver, in order to file a defamation case against the individual who ran two articles that contained the vaccine misinformation.

The first article, posted November 5, claimed that Pfizer CEO Bourla had been arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud stemming from falsifying vaccine data and bribing officials. The post also alleged a media blackout of the event by the mainstream media.

Another article, posted on November 10, alleged that Bourla’s wife had been forced by her husband to take the Covid vaccine and had subsequently died. She is not dead and there has been no indication that she was forced to take the vaccine.

https://sputniknews....1090974406.html


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UK study suggests COVID-19 became much more lethal in late 2020
Statistical modeling shows new variant may have been just one of several contributors to lethality
https://www.eurekale...releases/935268
 

Antibodies mimicking the virus
 
Drawing upon classic immunological concepts, Murphy and Longo suggest that the Network Hypothesis by Nobel Laureate Niels Jerne might offer insights.
 
Jerne’s hypothesis details a means for the immune system to regulate antibodies. It describes a cascade in which the immune system initially launches protective antibody responses to an antigen (like a virus). These same protective antibodies later can trigger a new antibody response toward themselves, leading to their disappearance over time.
 
These secondary antibodies, called anti-idiotype antibodies, can bind to and deplete the initial protective antibody responses. They have the potential to mirror or act like the original antigen itself. This may result in adverse effects.
 
Coronavirus and the immune system
 
When SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, enters the body, its spike protein binds with the ACE2 receptor, gaining entry to the cell. The immune system responds by producing protective antibodies that bind to the invading virus, blocking or neutralizing its effects.
 
As a form of down-regulation, these protective antibodies can also cause immune responses with anti-idiotype antibodies. Over time, these anti-idiotype responses can clear the initial protective antibodies and potentially result in limited efficacy of antibody-based therapies.
 
“A fascinating aspect of the newly formed anti-idiotype antibodies is that some of their structures can be a mirror image of the original antigen and act like it in binding to the same receptors that the viral antigen binds. This binding can potentially lead to unwanted actions and pathology, particularly in the long term,” Murphy said.
 
The authors suggest that the anti-idiotype antibodies can potentially target the same ACE2 receptors. In blocking or triggering these receptors, they could affect various normal ACE2 functions.
 
“Given the critical functions and wide distribution of ACE2 receptors on numerous cell types, it would be important to determine if these regulatory immune responses could be responsible for some of the off-target or long-lasting effects being reported,” Murphy commented. “These responses may also explain why such long-term effects can occur long after the viral infection has passed.”

https://www.eurekale...releases/936024
 
A study published by The BMJ today finds a gradual increase in the risk of covid-19 infection from 90 days after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Leumit Health Services in Israel. Israel was one of the first countries to roll out a large scale covid-19 vaccination campaign in December 2020, but which has seen a resurgence of infections since June 2021.
https://www.eurekale...releases/935732
 

The study involved 93 mothers with COVID-19 and 45 of their infant children who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Led by Jae Jung, PhD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Global Center for Pathogen & Human Health Research, and his collaborator from the University of California, Los Angeles, Karin Nielsen-Saines, MD, the research team studied immune profiles for more than 1,400 cytokines and other inflammatory proteins collected from peripheral and cord blood samples.
 
“We know that pregnancy increases maternal risk for COVID-19, but relatively little is known about the long-term consequences of in utero exposure for infants,” said Dr. Jung, who also chairs the Department of Cancer Biology and directs the Infection Biology Program. “It is an area needing further study since generally there is evidence that maternal immune activation in pregnancy is linked to potential long-term neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood and young adulthood.”
 
The mothers and infants studied were part of the COVID-19 Outcomes in Mother-Infant Pairs Study, which is a prospective observational cohort of mother-infant pairs diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy in the United States.
 
The researchers compared maternal blood specimens collected close to the initial detection of SARS-CoV-2 and at different time points throughout pregnancy and delivery. They found that COVID-19 dysregulates maternal immune response, with different immune signatures between mothers with asymptomatic and severe disease.

https://www.eurekale...releases/935974
 

Traditionally, researchers have used regression models to predict Covid-related hospital admissions. However, these models haven’t taken individual disease histories, age, gender and other factors into account.
 
"Our algorithm is based on more detailed data than other models. This means that we can predict the number of patients who will be admitted to intensive care units or who need a ventilator within five days with over 90 percent accuracy," states Stephan Lorenzen.
 
In fact, the algorithm provides extremely accurate predictions for the likely number of intensive care patients for up to ten days.
 
"We make better predictions than comparable models because we are able to more accurately map the potential need for ventilators and 24-hour intensive care for up to ten days. Precision decreases slightly beyond that, similar to that of the existing algorithmic models used to predict the course of illness in Covid cases," he elaborates.

https://www.eurekale...releases/935952
 
Nov. 24, 2021-- As vaccinations among children ages 5-11 pick up steam, a significant number of parents say they do not want their kids vaccinated.
In a poll of WebMD readers, 49% of those responding who have children in that age group say they do not want their sons and daughters to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
https://www.webmd.co...-shots-for-kids
 

Roughly 70 years later, the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) has released a report, which includes a familiar warning that those who lived through the polio era will recognize: If children are not protected against COVID-19 through vaccination, it could haunt them for the rest of their lives.
 
*snip*
 
This matters more than ever because, as the APA explained in their report (which will be released on Nov. 30), the number of children developing COVID-19 is on the rise. A staggering 141,905 child cases were added in the United States over the past week, an increase of 32 percent from the figure two weeks ago. That figure is also more than one-fourth of all new COVID-19 cases from the past week; at the start of the pandemic in early 2020, children comprised only three percent of confirmed cases.
 
This also marks the 15th consecutive week in which the number of new child COVID-19 cases has exceeded 100,000. While the current peak is 252,000 new cases (for the week of Sept. 2), the ongoing figures remain "extremely high," according to the APA. Overall nearly 6.8 million American children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infections since Nov. 18. Despite this, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey found that roughly two-thirds of parents are either waiting to vaccinate their young children against COVID-19 or are outright refusing to do so.

https://www.salon.co...g-side-effects/
 
A new report of UN Women has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on women's safety at home and in public spaces.
Almost half of women reported that they or a woman they knew experienced a form of violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the report, "Measuring the shadow pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19," which is based on survey data from 13 countries.
http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0429199.shtml

WHO Warns of 700,000 More COVID-19 Deaths in Europe by March
https://www.webmd.co...-european-surge

German COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 mark in fourth wave
https://www.reuters....old-2021-11-25/

Protesters looted shops and set up burning barricades overnight on France's Caribbean island of Martinique, France Info reported on Thursday, as demonstrations against Covid-19 protocols intensified following similar unrest in nearby Guadeloupe.
https://www.france24...rench-caribbean
 

Italy on Wednesday (Nov 24) tightened the screws on people unwilling to take an anti-COVID vaccine, sharply restricting access to an array of services and making vaccines mandatory for a wider group of public sector workers.
 
Italy acted as much of Europe is increasing restrictions to try to grapple with a new wave of the pandemic.
 
Under the Italian measures, which will come into force from Dec 6, unvaccinated people will not be able to enter venues such as cinemas, restaurants and sports events, Prime Minister Mario Draghi's government said in a statement.
 
"We are seeing the situation in bordering countries is very serious and we also see that the situation in Italy is gradually but constantly getting worse," Draghi told reporters after the cabinet approved the new rules.
 
"We want to be very prudent to try to safeguard what Italians have achieved in the last year," Draghi said, stressing the need to avoid a full-blown lockdown against the coronavirus that in 2020 caused Italy's steepest post-war recession.

https://www.alriyadh...3a0498627c8685a

Russian lawmakers are seeking to recognize those vaccinated against the coronavirus with foreign jabs, the Izvestia daily reported Thursday.
https://www.themosco...-reports-a75661
 

Российская вакцина от коронавируса «Спутник V» показала лучшую эффективность по анализу полного курса вакцинации в Венгрии. Об этом 25 ноября заявил Российский фонд прямых инвестиций (РФПИ).

«На основе анализа данных по вакцинации двумя компонентами вакцин «Спутник V», Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm и AstraZeneca резидентов Венгрии в период с 22 января по 10 июня 2021 года российская вакцина продемонстрировала лучший результат по защите против летальных случаев от коронавируса и является лидером наряду с препаратом компании Moderna», — отметили в фонде.

Российский препарат показал эффективность 85,7%.

Накануне в РФПИ заявили, что эффективность «Спутника V» в ходе вакцинации населения Сан-Марино составила 80% в период 6–8 месяцев после введения второго компонента. Республика одобрила применение препарата в феврале 2021 года.
 
The Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine showed the best efficiency in analyzing the full course of vaccination in Hungary. This was announced on November 25 by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
 
“Based on the analysis of data on vaccination with two components of the Sputnik V vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and AstraZeneca residents of Hungary in the period from January 22 to June 10, 2021, the Russian vaccine demonstrated the best result in protection against lethal cases from coronavirus and is leader along with the drug company Moderna ", - noted in the fund.
 
The Russian drug showed an efficiency of 85.7%.
 
The day before, the RDIF announced that the effectiveness of "Sputnik V" in the course of vaccination of the population of San Marino was 80% in the period 6-8 months after the introduction of the second component. The republic approved the use of the drug in February 2021.

https://iz.ru/125521...vnost-v-vengrii
 
Европа откроет границы для переболевших COVID россиян
Europe will open borders for Russians who have recovered from COVID
https://ura.news/news/1052518936
 
Chinese mainland reports two locally transmitted COVID-19 cases
http://www.ecns.cn/n...nz0429116.shtml

中国已向国际社会提供超18亿剂新冠疫苗
China has provided more than 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the international community
https://www.chinanew...5/9616259.shtml
 
Airlines are expecting holiday travel crowds to be the biggest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.business...-travel-2021-11
 

Pfizer Inc. has sued a longtime employee for allegedly stealing "scores" of confidential documents, including some related to its COVID-19 vaccine, as she prepared to jump to a competitor.
 
In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Diego federal court, Pfizer said Chun Xiao Li breached her confidentiality agreement by uploading more than 12,000 files without permission to her personal accounts and devices from her company-issued laptop.
 
The alleged materials include a Sept. 24 "playbook" containing internal assessments and recommendations about the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer's relationship with its German vaccine partner, and presentations related to cancer antibodies.

https://www.ctvnews....crets-1.5680347

Pandemic Persists: US Has Observed More COVID Deaths in 2021 Than 2020, CDC Data Shows
https://sputniknews....1091003516.html
 

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appeared on The Alex Jones Show and claimed that global elites are preparing to let loose a new virus on humanity.

“I think we’re gonna see–and I call it a controlled depression–but some type of financial, you know, you know, just a manipulation or a financial collapse,” Flynn told Alex Jones.

“So we’re gonna have, I think, some type of controlled depression,” said the retired three-star general. “We’re already at 6% inflation. For us to go to 10%, I don’t think these people have any problem. We’re gonna get there.”

Flynn then floated a bonkers conspiracy theory that elites will impose another SARS virus on the world because their alleged plan to implement “Covid tyranny” did not work:
 

We’re gonna see an uptick in other aspects of the Covid. Ok, so we’ve got the various variants. There might even be another form of a SARS that’s imposed on the international system, right? Their little plan with Covid didn’t work because too many people, you know, the world of what I call the digital warriors, or the citizen journalists that are out there. They are fighting for the truth, and so the truth has been exposed about all the Covid tyranny that we are facing. So I think what we’re gonna see is potentially another type of virus that’s imposed on the public. And I hope that that’s not the case, but I’ve seen some indications of that in some of the statements by some of these global elite type of people.

 

https://www.mediaite...nn-still-crazy/
 
New York City agencies won’t meet a self-imposed deadline to review the estimated 14,400 requests for COVID-19 vaccine exemptions, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed at a press conference Wednesday.
The missed deadline means around 6,100 police officers, 1,500 firefighters and 1,300 sanitation workers can still report to work as usual without being vaccinated, while their applications are being vetted. Citywide, the number of new coronavirus infections and positivity rate are ticking upward, driven primarily by unvaccinated people.
https://gothamist.co...nicipal-workers
 

Fearing a loss of highly skilled workers, groups representing large and small defense firms are pushing the Biden administration to allow employees to take periodic COVID tests instead of getting vaccinated. Currently, employees of companies that do work for the federal government must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18.
 
At least one company, Navy shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries, said it would not enforce the mandate at shipyards in Mississippi and Virginia unless the requirement was included in a government contract.
 
“Our focus is on being able to keep the workforce you need as a company to deliver on the contracts you have, and the future contracts that you're going to get,” said David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council. “One way to retain that workforce is to have the testing option.”
 
The request comes as executives say they are trying to balance worker safety and delivering on contracts. The virus is still spreading through defense factories, sickening workers and delaying weapons projects. But the groups representing defense companies say their employees should be treated differently because they build the military’s weapons.
 
*snip*
 
Companies, particularly the shipyards, are most concerned about losing workers with trade specialities that are difficult to replace.
 
“It takes over 12 years to be certified as a welder on a nuclear submarine [and] it takes many years to be certified to put the stealth coatings on the Joint Strike Fighter,” Punaro said. “These people are leaving because of the vaccine mandate. You cannot replace them.”
 
At the same time, officials say most companies have been widely successful in getting employees vaccinated and there are many workers who want to work alongside vaccinated workers. But companies have warned that the mandate will further distrust a supply chain already hampered by pandemic-related slowdowns.

https://www.defenseo...mandate/187088/



#18973 SimonH

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 04:29 PM

Look out everyone here comes the Botswana variant.

https://www.nature.c...586-021-03552-w

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#18974 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 04:59 PM

British Columbia reported another 424 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with three additional deaths.  The update saw B.C.’s seven-day average for new cases fall to 374, and left the province with 3,061 active cases.

 

https://globalnews.c...vember-25-2021/

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:04 PM

Here is a little piece of information that you might be able to use.

 

Any further silly, rude, or off topic posts on this thread will cost you your login privileges.

 

It's your decision to make. I'm tired of having to watch this. This is frustrating me. I do this as a service to the good folks of Victoria. There are 172 guests online at this moment that come here for valuable information.

 

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#18976 MR.

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:12 PM

Here is a little piece of information that you might be able to use.

 

Any further silly, rude, or off topic posts on this thread will cost you your login privileges.

 

It's your decision to make. I'm tired of having to watch this. This is frustrating me. I do this as a service to the good folks of Victoria. There are 172 guests online at this moment that come here for valuable information.

 

They deserve better.

Change the thread title below to "views of the ones that get it".

We have a voice too.

 

I have a VPN with lots of handles.

I'll just come back.


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#18977 Sparky

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:16 PM

No.



#18978 MR.

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:21 PM

No.

Why?

Against the grain.



#18979 Mike K.

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:42 PM

Ladies, gents.

 

We've made accommodation for individuals who wish to discuss alternative ideas and views for COVID-19.

 

If you wish to discuss those alternative ideas, you now have a place to do it. But this is not the thread for it. You all know what is meant by this, you all know the deal, so please respect this request. Moving forward, content will be moderated, and if requests not needed, accounts locked.


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#18980 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:57 AM

Bryan Adams tests positive for the second time in a month.  It's like he can't stop this thing he's started.

 

That cuts like a knife.

 

Seriously though, who is he hanging out with, and what are they up to?  Hopefully he's not treating this serious time like the summer of '69.  Anyway, I'm sure it's not heaven for him.

 

I hope he does not come running to me if he gets it a third time though.


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