Tuesday, October 12— In The Guise of A Fear Pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Enforcement of All Vaccine Mandates. N.Y. Healthcare Workers Await Ruling on Religious Exemption from Vax Jab. Southwest Airlines Stabilize After Weekend Chaos. Parents continue to Sue School Districts for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts. Rural Missouri Hospital Workers Refuse To Get The COVID-19 Jab.

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In The Guise of A Fear Pandemic | added October 12

Editor’s note: On the Planet Waves Covid-19 timeline we mention professor Fabio Vighi’s critical theory on the economic reset. — mmd

Read more at Off Guardian

In October 2019, in a speech at an International Monetary Fund conference, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned that the world was sleepwalking towards a fresh economic and financial crisis that would have devastating consequences for what he called the “democratic market system”.

According to King, the global economy was stuck in a low growth trap and recovery from the crisis of 2008 was weaker than that after the Great Depression. He concluded that it was time for the Federal Reserve and other central banks to begin talks behind closed doors with politicians.

In the repurchase agreement (repo) market, interest rates soared on 16 September. The Federal Reserve stepped in by intervening to the tune of $75 billion per day over four days, a sum not seen since the 2008 crisis.

Texas Gov. bans enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates | added October 12

Read more at Fox News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning “any entity” in the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said in a press release Monday.

Abbott’s executive order prohibits “any entity” in the state from compelling an individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine “who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience.”

New York health care workers await approval of religious exemption from vax mandate | added October 12

Read more at Spectrum Local News

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Thousands of unvaccinated New York health care employees who are still on the job with a religious exemption are expected to find out their fate on Tuesday.

The state has until Oct. 12 to respond to a federal judge who’s considering whether New York’s COVID vaccination mandate must accommodate requests for religious exemptions.

One of those employees is Krista Michael of Greece. She has spent more than three decades devoting her life to being a nurse. She has stepped up, along with her colleagues, when needed, even during the pandemic.

FDA declines to take a stance on Moderna booster shots | added October 12

Read more at CNBC

Food and Drug Administration scientists on Tuesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, saying data shows two doses are still enough to protect against severe disease and death in the U.S.

“Some real world effectiveness studies have suggested declining efficacy of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine over time against symptomatic infection or against the Delta variant, while others have not,” they wrote in a 45-page document published on the agency’s website. “However, overall, data indicate that currently US-licensed or authorized COVID-19 vaccines still afford protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death in the United States.”

Southwest Airlines stabilize after weekend chaos | added October 12

Read more at CNBC

Southwest Airlines canceled 87 flights, or 2% of its schedule, on Tuesday, a sign the carrier is stabilizing its operation after chaos over the weekend disrupted the travel plans of tens of thousands of customers.

“When an airline gets behind, it’s really hard to catch up,” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.

The Dallas-based airline since Saturday has canceled close to 2,400 flights, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. The airline said bad weather and air traffic control issues in Florida kicked off the problems, which snowballed due to its own staffing shortfall, particularly with backup pilots and flight attendants to step in when things go wrong. Other airlines had relatively minor cancellations

Staff at a rural Missouri hospital refuse to take the COVID-19 jab | added October 12

Read more at CNN

Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, has struggled to retain staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, losing 10 of his 57 nurses in the main hospital and three rural health clinics.

So Tobler can’t afford to alienate any more health care workers, but he believes a Covid-19 vaccine mandate could do just that. Such a requirement won’t make his unvaccinated staff get the shot, he says. It will make them quit.

“Our reality is we need staff to work. And in return for your working, we’re not going to ask you to get a vaccine mandate,” he told CNN. “There were people in the hospital that freely shared that if the vaccine mandate happened on our account or on anyone else’s, they would not work here. That’s just something they weren’t going to put in their body.”

Parents continue to sue school districts over COVID-19 mitigation efforts | October 12

Read more at CNN

Wisconsin parents are suing two school districts over their Covid-19 mitigation efforts, arguing that the systems failed to protect their children from getting infected.

The first lawsuit was filed in federal court last week by Shannon Jensen against the Waukesha School District, the Waukesha Board of Education, a number of school board members and district employees, according to the court documents.

Then Monday, Gina Kildahl filed a separate complaint against the Fall Creek School District, the board, its superintendent and individual board members for “recklessly refusing” to implement Covid-19 mitigation strategies recommended by the CDC, according to the complaint.

Man who posted ‘We Can Get Through This Together,’ kicked off social media. Photo cred. The Onion

Colorado Man Posts ‘We Can All Get Through This Together!’ And Gets Kicked Off Facebook | added October 11

Read more at The Onion

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—After violating the company’s terms of service with his factually inaccurate message, local man Mitch Pennington, who posted the words “We can all get through this together!” on Facebook, was reportedly kicked off the social media platform Thursday for spreading a Covid-19 hoax. “We have taken immediate action to suspend Mr. Pennington’s account after he knowingly and willfully disseminated misinformation that suggests Americans are capable of joining together to overcome this disease,” said Facebook spokesperson Jessica Brodich

WMU Student Athletes win in Federal appeals court over vaccine mandates | added October 11

Read more at News Channel 3

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday in favor of Western Michigan University athletes, after they won a lawsuit to play sports without getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

WMU does not require students get vaccinated against COVID-19 but the university did try to mandate it for student athletes. David Kallman, the attorney for WMU student athletes and senior legal counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, said they’re thrilled about the ruling Thursday.

“They’re going to be very pleased that now they can continue playing for the foreseeable future,” Kallman said.

Southwest Airline cancels more than 2,000 flights over the weekend | added October 11

Read more at CNN Business

The long weekend got a bit longer for Southwest customers after the airline canceled more than 2,000 flights Friday through Sunday.

The world’s largest low-cost carrier canceled three of every 10 departures it had scheduled on Sunday and the disruption continued into Monday, a federal holiday, with 337 flights — or about one in 10 — canceled so far, according to the aviation tracking website FlightAware.

The company blamed the cancellations on air traffic control problems and limited staffing in Florida as well as bad weather. It told CNN late Sunday that getting operations back to normal was “more difficult and prolonged” because of schedule and staffing reductions made during the pandemic

RFK Jr. helps Binghamton NY hospital workers challenge vaccine mandate | added October 11

Read more at Press Connects

ALBANY – Health care workers who have been suspended from their jobs at a Binghamton hospital are now suing New York Gov. Kathy Hochul over the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate with the help of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kennedy, a longtime promoter of scientifically challenged anti-vaccine material, is listed as a supporting attorney for the lawsuit filed in Albany federal court Friday by four anonymous health care workers at Lourdes Hospital.

Lourdes, which is owned by the Ascension health care system, placed the four workers — two doctors, a nurse and a scientist, all of whom are Catholic — on unpaid leave after the state’s mandate went into place last week, rejecting their claim for a religious exemption, according to the lawsuit.

Protesters storm Italy’s biggest labor union against tough vaccine mandates | added October 11

Read more at CBS News

Rome — Central Rome was gripped with violence this weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the toughest new vaccine mandates in the world. All Italians will soon be required to show a coronavirus “Green Pass,” proving either vaccination, recovery in the past six months, or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours to enter their workplaces.

What started off as a restless but peaceful demonstration against the looming measure in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo ended up sparking a tinderbox when an offshoot of protesters stormed the headquarters of CGIL, Italy’s oldest and biggest labor union.

When they marched toward the prime minister’s office, police responded with water cannon and tear gas. Dozens of police officers were hurt in the melee.

Over 96 percent of healthcare union workers vote to strike against Kaiser for fair wages | October 11

Read more at CBS 8

SAN DIEGO — Over 96 percent of the 18,000 union members voted to authorize a strike amongst Kaiser Permanente employees.

18,209 members of the AFSCME-affiliated UNAC/UHCP (United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals) voted online between October 1 and October 10—voter turnout was 86%.

The 31,000 members who would strike include 24,000 registered nurses, pharmacists, midwives, physical therapists and occupational therapists, optometrists, and others at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. It would also include 7,000 United Steel Workers health care workers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Merck requests emergency use for experimental anti-viral pill | added October 11

Read more at The Washington Post

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has asked the Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency use authorization to its experimental covid-19 antiviral treatment — an oral medication that could be promising in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The treatment, a pill named molnupiravir that cut hospitalizations and deaths by about half in early trials, could be an especially important tool in poor countries, where vaccine supply is low.

AstraZeneca announces its experimental COVID-19 treatment has been found effective | added October 11

Read more at The Hill

AstraZeneca announced on Monday that its experimental COVID-19 treatment has been found to be effective in late-stage trials at preventing severe illness or death.

When compared to a placebo, AstraZeneca’s antibody treatment, called AZD7442, reduced the risk of developing severe COVID-19 or death by 67 percent, the company said in a press release.

“These important results for AZD7442, our long-acting antibody combination, add to the growing body of evidence for use of this therapy in both prevention and treatment of COVID-19. An early intervention with our antibody can give a significant reduction in progression to severe disease, with continued protection for more than six months,” said AstraZeneca’s executive vice president, Mene Pangalos.

Scientists are now saying there is no rush to get a booster jab | October 11

Read more at FOX Business

People who both had Covid-19 and are vaccinated don’t need to rush to get the boosters now rolling out across the U.S., health experts say.

Millions of Americans who have received Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine now qualify for an additional dose, under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of shots for seniors and certain at-risk adults. Some of those who qualify are people who have been infected with the disease, either before they were vaccinated or after.

Several studies suggest that people who have had Covid-19 and were fully vaccinated have strong protection, including against variants, and probably don’t need the boost, though the research is preliminary and data is incomplete, according to scientists who specialize in vaccines and immunology.

China records no new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours | added October 11

Read more at BBC

China has recorded no new cases in the last 24 hours, even though there have been recent outbreaks in multiple regions, and a major public holiday has just passed.

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been recorded cases in north-west Xinjiang, north-east Heilongjiang and south-east Fujian.

It has been routine for regions to swiftly lock down communities as soon as cases are detected. Transport links are suspended, and citywide testing drives are carried out to identify any potential “silent carriers”.

Fauci says ‘Go out there and enjoy Halloween’ among a rise of COVID-19 cases | added October 11

Read more at The New York Times

Despite the wide availability of Covid-19 vaccines, not all Halloween parades have been safe from virus-related cancellations this year.

In Westchester County, N.Y., for example, the Tarrytown Halloween Parade was canceled out of concern, the organizers said, for “our most precious attendees, our children,” many of whom are not yet eligible for vaccines. And in nearby Rockland County, Nyack’s Halloween parade was canceled, too. The National Zoo also canceled its popular Boo at the Zoo because it didn’t feel it could keep visitors or animals safe from the virus.

Moderna limits vaccine access to wealthy nations | added October 11

Editor’s note: If the proposed Covid-19 pandemic is so horrible and the vaccines are being mandated as the only possibility of eliminating viral spread, then why are we limiting access to only wealthy nations? — mmd

Read more at Yahoo

Moderna, whose coronavirus vaccine appears to be the world’s best defense against COVID-19, has been supplying its shots almost exclusively to wealthy nations, keeping poorer countries waiting and earning billions in profit.

After developing a breakthrough vaccine with the financial and scientific support of the U.S. government, Moderna has shipped a greater share of its doses to wealthy countries than any other vaccine manufacturer, according to Airfinity, a data firm that tracks vaccine shipments.

About 1 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine have gone to countries that the World Bank classifies as low income. By contrast, 8.4 million Pfizer doses and about 25 million single-shot Johnson & Johnson doses have gone to those countries.

Corbett’s New World Next Week: Focus on banks and money | added October 8

Editor’s Note: A global view of the controlled demolition of the financial systems. — pcg

Audio or Video on corbettreport.com

Story #1: Banks Around World Are Suffering Big Outages, Leaving Millions Of Customers In Lurch At Worst Possible Time

Story #2: China’s Belt and Road Faces Growing Opposition From Participating Countries as Debts Mount

Story #3: Yellen Defends IRS Rule Requiring Banks to Report All Transactions Over $600

Tucker Carlson on fake vax cards | added October 8

Editor’s Note: In his courageous broadcast, Tucker Carlson raises serious ethical questions. Carlson: “Buying a fake vaccination card is an act of desperation by decent, law-abiding Americans who have been forced into a corner by tyrants.” — pcg

Editor’s Note: Two different friends have reached out to me for assistance in this regard the past few days; I could not help them. I agree with Tucker, and apart from someone like myself who has taken a public position that reflects my deepest commitment to medical ethics, I have no problem with people getting fake cards, as the vaccines and the card are illegal, disgusting, and immoral. — efc

More at mediamatters.org

Buying a fake vaccination card is not a, quote, serious crime. It’s not even close to a serious crime. Buying a fake vaccination card is an act of desperation by decent, law-abiding Americans who have been forced into a corner by tyrants. You know what’s a serious crime? Forcing Americans to take drugs they don’t need or want. That’s a very serious crime. And let’s hope, in the end, someone is punished for it, severely.

17,000 home health aides expected to walk | added October 8

Editor’s Note: But it’s about health — cm

More at abc7.com

NEW YORK (WABC) — Home health care agencies across New York are bracing for possible staffing shortages as another COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect.

Workers in adult care facilities, home health agencies, long-term home health care programs, and hospice care have until Thursday night to get their first COVID shot.

There are about 250,000 home health aides statewide, and it is estimated that one in five is not vaccinated. That means as many as 50,000 will not be able to work Friday.

Moderna founders make Forbes list of wealthiest people in the US | added October 8

Editor’s Note: To become part of the 1% all you have to do is collude with the federal government to kill people. Noam Chomsky points this out in The Culture of Terrorism, in which he says to get a lot of money from Congress, just show them how many people you kill. — cm

Via The Washington Examiner

Two founders of Moderna and one top investor made it on Forbes’s list of the wealthiest people in the United States, following the company’s development of one of the initial COVID-19 vaccines distributed worldwide.

Moderna’s co-founder and chairman Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and board member Robert Langer, and Moderna investor Timothy Springer were featured on the prestigious Forbes 400 list.

Whitney Webb: Moderna: A Company “In Need Of A Hail Mary” | added October 8

Via Unlimited Hangout

Those analyzing the COVID-19 crisis and its effects have mostly focused on how its disruptive nature has led to major shifts and recalibrations throughout society and the economy. Such disruption has also lent itself to a variety of agendas that had required an event of “reset” potential in order to be realized. In the case of the vaccine industry, COVID-19 has led to dramatic changes in how federal agencies manage the approval of medical countermeasures during a declared crisis, how trials for vaccine candidates are conducted, how the public perceives vaccination, and even how the term “vaccine” is defined.

Such shifts, though obvious, have provoked praise from some and sharp criticism from others, with the latter category being largely censored from public discourse on television, in print, and online. However, in objectively analyzing such seismic changes, it’s clear that most of these shifts in vaccine development and vaccine policy dramatically favor speed and the implementation of new and experimental technology at the expense of safety and thorough study. In the case of vaccines, it can be argued that no one benefitted more from these changes than the developers of the COVID-19 vaccines themselves, particularly the pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna.

COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately ask Biden to drop booster shot plans | added October 8

Read more at Yahoo

A group of doctors and scientists is urging President Joe Biden’s administration to drop its plans to distribute coronavirus booster shots to fully vaccinated adults, Politico reported.

The experts urged officials on a September 27 call to administer the booster shots only to the people who are most at risk of severe COVID-19, Politico reported, citing five people familiar with the call.

They said that this would better reduce hospitalizations and deaths, and said that current US data does not justify using a widespread booster campaign to try and slow the spread of the virus, Politico reported

Air pollution linked to 6 Million Premature Births | added October 8

Read more at Children’s Health Defense

Every year, an estimated seven million people die from air pollution across the globe. Now, new research shows that air pollution is not only a health threat to everyone in the world, but also to those who have not yet arrived.

The study, published Sept. 29 in the journal PLOS Medicine, looked into the pernicious impact of air pollution on birth outcomes worldwide.

After analyzing available data from all inhabited continents, the researchers estimated that exposure to PM2.5 — pollutant particles with widths 30 times smaller than a human hair — was linked to almost six million premature births and roughly three million underweight babies across the world in 2019.

France proposes bill for all citizens to receive COVID-19 jab by January 1, 2022 | added October 8

Read more at The Expose UK

The Social Affairs Committee of the French Senate has introduced a bill making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all French citizens from January 1st, 2022. If successful, this would make France the first country in the world to make the jabs compulsory for all citizens.

Over the past year, France has introduced strict Covid-19 vaccine mandates including making the jab compulsory for all health workers and introducing a vaccine passport, which is required to enter public spaces including restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and even hospitals. The restrictions have faced a significant amount of criticism, leading to much of the French population taking part in protests across the country.

The proposed vaccine mandate was introduced on October 4th by Senator Bernard Jomier. Senator Jomier, who introduced the bill, is the Vice-Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee and is also a member of the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices, Social Security Assessment and Control Mission, and is an ecologist. The member of the Socialist Party, along with his fellow senators had initially introduced the premise of a nationwide vaccine mandate to the French Senate on August 31st.

General Summit Global Boycott of COVID-19 | added October 8

Read more Voltaire

[September 2021] On 22 September 2021, President Joe Biden held a virtual Global Summit on Covid-19 on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

He had predicted the presence of at least 100 states and 100 organizations. In fact, only a handful of developed countries allied to the United States plus a number of assorted organizations showed up.

President Biden has pledged to distribute an additional 500 million doses of vaccines to ensure that 70% of the population in every country is fully vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy fading fast| added October 8

Read more at Daily Skeptic

A study appeared in the Lancet this week confirming that vaccine effectiveness against infection is fading fast.

The study involved 3,436,957 people over the age of 12 who are members of the healthcare organisation Kaiser Permanente Southern California. It sought to assess the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19-related hospital admissions for up to six months, with a study period covering December 14th, 2020, to August 8th, 2021.

Comparing fully vaccinated to unvaccinated, and controlling for confounders such as prior infection, the researchers found that effectiveness against infection plummeted from 88% (95% confidence interval 86-89%) during the first month after double-vaccination to 47% (43-51%) after five months. The variation by age (depicted above) was largely within the margins of error.

Indian drug lawmakers want to end Merck’s anti-viral pill | added October 8

Read more at U.S. News

BENGALURU (Reuters) -Two Indian drugmakers have requested permission to end their late-stage trials on Merck & Co’s experimental antiviral drug molnupiravir in moderate COVID-19 patients

The two Indian drugmakers, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd and MSN Laboratories plan to continue late-stage trails of the drug for those with mild COVID-19, the Indian drug regulator’s expert committee said on Friday. The two companies separately sought permission to end trials in the case of moderate COVID-19 patients after having submitted interim clinical trial data around the effectiveness of the drug in treating this category of patients, the committee disclosed, throwing into question the efficacy of the experimental drug in improving outcomes for patients with moderate cases of COVID-19.

Separately, a senior source at India’s drug regulator told Reuters that molnupiravir had shown no “significant efficacy” against moderate COVID-19 cases

Unrealistic vaccine deadline for thousands of New York home healthcare workers | added October 8

Read more at Fox 5

NEW YORK – Thousands of workers tasked with the complicated care of some of New York’s most vulnerable could be out of a job Friday as the second phase of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine mandate takes effect.

Some 250,000 home healthcare workers had until Midnight to provide proof of at least one dose of the COVID shot or face the threat of unemployment.

“This burden of this mandate to get everyone vaccinated by today is unrealistic,” said Joe Pecora, Vice President, Home Healthcare Workers of America.

The union represents some 32,000 home health aides across the state, 90% of which are women of color.

Pfizer targets Children 5 to 11 for the COVID-19 Injection | added October 8

Read more at The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Pfizer and BioNTech asked federal regulators on Thursday to authorize emergency use of their coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a move that could help protect more than 28 million people in the United States.

The companies say they are submitting data supporting the change to the Food and Drug Administration. The agency has promised to move quickly on the request and has tentatively scheduled a meeting on Oct. 26 to consider it. An F.D.A. ruling is expected as early as Halloween.

A meeting of expert advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3, according to people familiar with the planning. The C.D.C.’s recommendations are typically the federal government’s last word on vaccine policy.

From C-Span video at the Milkin Institute, Oct. 29, 2019.

‘Universal flu vaccine’ planned in October 2019 became COVID-19 injection | added October 7

Stunning video revealed by Alex Jones on Tuesday shows a full-on plan to repackage “the flu” into something presenters called more frightening, deadlier and yes, sexier. Some coverage is available on Health Impact News.

This panel discussion was essentially a marketing committee meeting or focus group, preserved on C-Span, which describes the method by which a new pandemic will be sold to the public. The purpose is to increase sales of a presumably yet-to-be-developed mRNA injection as a next-generation vaccine not made in eggs.

The meeting took place just 10 days after the staging of Event 201, a “pandemic response exercise” — a high-level dramatization played out by bankers, NGOs, and others, held in New York City Oct. 19.

The Oct. 29 flu rebranding panel took place at the Milkin Institute, a massive, allegedly charitable fund, and occurred just 33 days before the first official case of “Covid” surfaced in Wuhan on Dec. 1.

Many have pointed out that nearly all cases of “Covid” resemble what was previously called influenza, and that flu levels disappeared in 2020. We can see direct statements by planners that this was an orchestrated marketing tactic.

Planet Waves FM has full coverage.

Here is a quote from Fauci’s presentation on the panel:

“There’s this perception (about the flu), if it’s so serious, how come people get the flu each year and it isn’t a catastrophe?

“When you’re dealing with a disease like HIV, if you get HIV, it’s serious. Whether you’re young, whether you’re middle aged, or whether you’re old. If you get cancer, that’s bad. Whether you’re young, whether it’s intermediate… whereas if it’s influenza, some people, they go throughout life and it doesn’t impact them at all.

“There isn’t anyone who is afraid of influenza. You go into a focus group and you say: Are you afraid of getting HIV if you’re at risk? Oh, absolutely.

“Are you afraid of getting cancer? Absolutely. Are you afraid of the flu? Don’t bother me.

“That’s the reality of how people perceive flu.

“And it is going to be very difficult to change that, unless you do it from within and say, I don’t care what your perception is, we’re going to address the problem, in a disruptive way.”

Global Slavery: The facade for the new Totalitarianism is “Health Care” | added October 7

Editor’s Note: Though this has been online since August – it merits a read. – pcg

More on thereisnopandemic.net

Take any multinational (transnational) corporation. Say Power Corporation of Canada, for example. Or Google. Or any one you choose. That company has hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide and very successfully controls them by controlling management.

Your government has how many members? A handful in the executive, a few hundred in the legislature. If multinational corporations, including Big Pharma, chose to control your government, this new form of “foreign power” could easily overthrow your country. In fact, it appears to have been done. We seem to be laboring under a global coup d’état.

Every western government has been pushing “Build Back Better”, a slogan of the Great Reset, a program for world government sponsored by the World Economic Forum that also sponsored Event 201 that “predicted” the “Covid-19” “pandemic” quite conveniently, shortly before it was announced by the WHO, owned and financed in conflict of interest by Bill Gates.

Biden’s smoke and mirrors vaxx mandate | added October 7

More on The Federalist

Yes, we’ve heard all about Joe Biden’s alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care.

There’s only one problem. It’s all a mirage. Biden’s so-called vaccine mandate doesn’t exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet.

That’s why nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general who have publicly voiced their opposition to the clearly unconstitutional and illegal mandate haven’t yet filed suit against it, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General confirmed for me. There is no mandate to haul into court. And that may be part of the plan.

According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven’t released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There’s nothing but press statements.

Black community leads as New Yorkers are united against vaxx mandates | added October 7

videos and complete text at zeromandatoryvaxx.com

“As mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates took effect this week in New York City, many teachers and others suddenly found themselves out of work as the Supreme Court refused to step in and stop the mandates last week.

Teachers, educators and many others took to the streets of New York this week to protest, led by Blacks. Less than 30% of the Blacks in New York City have given in to mandatory shots, and Hispanics are close behind in their refusal to obey government mandates for COVID-19 shots.

Angela Stanton-King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, and a former NBA #1 draft pick were among those who took to the streets of New York this week to protest and warn others about the abuse of civil rights with New York’s mandatory vaccination mandates.

Many of the protesters in NYC carried flags of Australia, showing their solidarity with their Aussie brothers and sisters who are suffering the most under tyranny right now.”

The WEF and the pandemic | added October 7

Swiss Policy Research

How is the Davos World Economic Forum involved in the coronavirus pandemic?

The Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) is a premier forum for governments, global corporations and international entrepreneurs. Founded in 1971 by engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the WEF describes its mission as “shaping global, regional and industry agendas” and “improving the state of the world”. According to its website, “moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.”

The WEF has been involved in the coronavirus pandemic in several ways.

First, the WEF was, together with the Gates Foundation, a sponsor of the prescient “Event 201” coronavirus pandemic simulation exercise, held in New York City on October 18, 2019 – the same day as the opening of the Wuhan Military World Games, seen by some as “ground zero” of the global pandemic. China itself has argued that US military athletes may have brought the virus to Wuhan.

Second, the WEF has been a leading proponent of digital biometric identity systems, arguing that they will make societies and industries more efficient, more productive and more secure. In July 2019, the WEF started a project to “shape the future of travel with biometric-enabled digital traveler identity management”. In addition, the WEF collaborates with the ID2020 alliance, which is funded by the Gates and Rockefeller foundations and runs a program to “provide digital ID with vaccines”. In particular, ID2020 sees the vaccination of children as “an entry point for digital identity.”

Third, …

LA County COVID vaccine mandate for large events goes into effect tonight | added October 7

Via ABC7

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A new county health order will take effect late Thursday night requiring anyone aged 12 and over attending a large-scale outdoor event in Los Angeles County with 10,000 people or more — such as college and pro-football games — to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test taken within 72 hours.

The mandate will apply to any ticketed, outdoor gathering of 10,000 people or more, including sporting events, concerts and theme parks such as Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios.

All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering at events.

The county health order mandating the vaccination proof is set to take effect at 11:59 p.m.

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance Wednesday that will require people in the city of Los Angeles to show proof of full vaccination before entering indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues and personal care establishments. The mayor’s approval came just hours after the Los Angeles City Council passed the measure considered one of the strictest in the nation.

Keyword Warrants – Feds secretly ordered Google to identify anyone searching certain information | added October 7

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An accidentally unsealed court document reveals that the federal government secretly ordered Google to provide data on people searching specific search words or phrases, otherwise known as “keyword warrants,” according to Forbes.

According to the report, the Justice Department inadvertently unsealed the documents in September (which were promptly re-sealed), which were reviewed by Forbes. In several instances, law enforcement investigators asked Google to identify anyone searching for specific keywords.

The first case was in 2019 when federal investigators were on the hunt for men they believed sex-trafficked a minor. According to a search warrant, the minor went missing but reappeared a year later and claimed to have been kidnapped and sexually assaulted. Investigators asked Google if anyone had searched the minor’s name. The tech giant responded and provided law enforcement agents with Google accounts and IP addresses of those who made the searches.

There have been other rare examples of so-called keyword warrants, such as in 2020 when police asked Google if anyone searched for the address of an arson victim in the government’s racketeering case against singer R Kelly. Then in 2017, a Minnesota judge requested Google to provide information on anyone who searched for a fraud victim’s name.

California bans PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in products for infants, children | added October 7

Editor’s Note: While mandating other poisons… – cm

More at The Defender

In a major victory for consumers, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed legislation to protect infants and children from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS by banning the compounds in cribs, playpens and many other products. The ban takes effect on July 1, 2023.

Authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), the law bans the use of PFAS in a wide range of “juvenile” products, as defined in the law.

“As a mother, it’s hard for me to think of a greater priority than the safety and well-being of my child,” said Friedman. “PFAS have been linked to serious health problems, including hormone disruption, kidney and liver damage, thyroid disease and immune system disruption.

“This new law ends the use of PFAS in products meant for our children,” she said.

PFAS are a class of thousands of chemicals linked to increased risk of cancer, harm to fetal development and reduced vaccine effectiveness. They are known as forever chemicals because they do not break down in the environment and build up in our blood and organs.

Chinese PCR Test purchases spiked just before C19 hit | added October 6

Read more at NDTV

The Chinese province that was the initial epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak made significant purchases of equipment used to test for infectious diseases months before Beijing notified international authorities of the emergence of a new coronavirus, according to research by a cybersecurity company.

The province’s purchase of polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, testing equipment, which allows scientists to amplify DNA samples to test for infectious disease or other genetic material, shot upward in 2019, with most of the increase coming in the second half of the year, the Australian-U.S. firm Internet 2.0 found.

Pfizer scientist directly involved with C19 vaccine says natural immunity is more effective | added October 6

Video available at Project Veritas

[NEW YORK – Oct. 4, 2021] Project Veritas released the fourth video in its COVID vaccine investigative series today which exposed three Pfizer officials saying that antibodies lead to equal, if not better, protection against the virus compared to the vaccine.

Nick Karl, a scientist who is directly involved in the production of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, said that natural immunity is more effective than the very vaccine he works on, and Pfizer produces.

“When somebody is naturally immune — like they got COVID — they probably have more antibodies against the virus…When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus…So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the [COVID] vaccination,” Karl said. Notwithstanding, Karl still believes that vaccine mandates are positive for society.

Israel to require Pfizer booster shots for ‘green pass’ | added October 6

Read more at ABC

[October 3] Those who have received two vaccine doses, and those who have recovered from coronavirus, will be issued passes valid for six months after the date of their third booster shot or recovery.

From this week, store owners and event organizers will be required to scan a customer’s digital barcode before allowing entry, but museums and libraries are among the few that are exempt.

C19 may be developing diabetes in some people after infection | added October 6

Read more at Yahoo

The coronavirus could be harming vital cells in the pancreas and leaving people with diabetes, according to new research being pursued by scientists.

The relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes is poorly understood and scientists don’t yet have definitive answers.

But as the pandemic progressed, a growing number of reports suggested that people who caught COVID-19 were noticing diabetes symptoms for the first time. It is too soon to say whether the condition is permanent.

Sweden and Denmark pause giving children Moderna vaccine due to possible side effects | added October 6

Read more Politico

After reports of possible rare side effects, Denmark and Sweden have halted the use of Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

Recent data points to an increase in the inflammation of the heart mucle (myocarditis) and inflammation of the pericardium (pericarditis).

“The connection is especially clear when it comes to Moderna’s vaccine Spikevax, especially after the second dose,” Sweden’s health agency said in a statement. It added that “the risk of being affected is very small.”

Colorado hospital will not perform transplants for unvaccinated patients | October 6

Read more CBS

A hospital system in Colorado says it will not perform transplant surgery for unvaccinated patients in most cases. UCHealth said it implemented the policy to protect its patients, CBS Denver reports.

“For transplant patients who contract COVID-19, the mortality rate ranges from about 20% to more than 30%,” UCHealth said in a statement to CBS Denver. “This shows the extreme risk that COVID-19 poses to transplant recipients after their surgeries.”

Studies show the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are highly effective at preventing illness. In the U.S., 186 million people have been fully vaccinated – 56.68% of the population – according to Johns Hopkins University.

AstraZeneca seeks U.S. approval for drug cocktail to prevent COVID | added October 6

Editor’s Note: The big pharma money making machine has no end – cm

More on Reuters

Oct 5 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) has requested emergency approval from U.S. regulators for its antibody cocktail, the first protective shot other than vaccines against COVID-19, another potential major step in the global fight to combat the virus.

While vaccines rely on an intact immune system to develop targeted antibodies and infection-fighting cells, Astra’s biotech compound known as AZD7442 contains lab-made antibodies designed to linger in the body for months to contain the virus in case of an infection.

COVID-19 therapies based on the same class of monoclonal antibodies are sold by rivals Regeneron (REGN.O), Eli Lilly (LLY.N) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and its partner Vir (VIR.O) to stop the disease from worsening during early, milder stages of the infection.

The AstraZeneca therapy, designed to last several months to a year, could protect people who do not have a strong enough immune response to COVID-19 vaccines due to, for instance, chemotherapy or anti-rejection drugs after organ transplants.

At-home COVID tests being recalled due to false-positive results | added October 6

More at MSN.com

In a statement, Ellume, the manufacturer of the tests, said, “In recent weeks, we noted an increased chance that Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests from specific lots may provide an incorrect positive result. Following a thorough investigation, we isolated the cause and confirmed that this incidence of false positives is limited to specific lots.”

According to Ellume, the company has worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue the voluntary recall and remove the affected at-home test kits from the market. The statement said that the tests included in the recall were distributed from April 2021 to August 2021.

“Importantly, the reliability of negative results is unaffected by this issue and are not included within this recall,” the company’s statement said.

Ellume did not announce the specific number of tests that are included in the recall, but a full list of lot numbers that have been recalled can be found here.

In a statement, Ellume CEO and Founder Sean Parsons said, “At Ellume, we understand that trust is central to fulfilling our purpose as a company, and we recognize that this incident may have shaken the confidence of some of those who trusted Ellume to help them manage their health and to take back a bit of control of their lives during this pandemic.”

McKinsey never told FDA it was working for opioid makers Purdue and J&J while also working for the Agency | added October 6

Editor’s Note: Another example of ‘conflict of interest’, for which the world seems to have run out of flags for the field, no longer a foul needing attention. – pcg

More from The Defender

Since 2008, McKinsey & Company has regularly advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug-regulation division, according to agency records.

The consulting giant has had its hand in a range of important FDA projects, from revamping drug-approval processes to implementing new tools for monitoring the pharmaceutical industry.

During that same decade-plus span, as emerged in 2019, McKinsey counted among its clients many of the country’s biggest drug companies — not least those responsible for making, distributing and selling the opioids that have ravaged communities across the United States, such as Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson.

At times, McKinsey consultants helped those drugmaker clients fend off costly FDA oversight — even as McKinsey colleagues assigned to the FDA were working to bolster the agency’s regulation of the pharmaceutical market.

On vaccines, lies, and Auschwitz | added October 6

Editor’s Note: Vaccines make you free – cm

More from Alex Berenson Substack

In the fall of 2008, I visited Auschwitz.

I was in Poland to talk about my novels, and I’m Jewish, and it seemed wrong not to go to the site, to try to understand what is impossible to understand.

I remember two things most clearly. The first is how big the camp was. There’s essentially nothing left of it, of course. But the open field where the bunks and gas chambers and everything else had stood seemed enormous. But then it had to be. The Nazis killed over a million people there, nearly all Jews. They killed with precision and method. They needed machinery, and machinery needs space.

But the Poles around the site must have known. As the Jews came in but did not leave. As the ghettos and villages emptied out month by month. They must have known. The Germans too. Such a large place, so many people involved. Even if the Nazis had wanted to keep the secret – and they didn’t, not really, they didn’t care – sooner or later everyone in Germany and Poland must have known. Many knew without knowing, perhaps, without letting themselves know, but they all knew.

And I thought, looking at that vast field, Who thought this was a good idea?

Pfizer submits data to FDA, seeking to use its COVID vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 | added October 6

Editor’s Note: This post written as if it makes sense. The young are ‘not as protected’ as the older adolescents. Not as protected. – pcg

More from masslive.com

After successful trials of their COVID-19 vaccine on children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer-BioNTech plans to request Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to administer doses in the coming weeks.

Data from the company suggests the vaccine targeted towards this younger age group is safe and also created a “well tolerated” and “robust” antibody response among children.

In trials which tested 2,268 participants ages 5 to less than 12 years, children received two smaller doses of the vaccine compared to the one given to older individuals. The results produced comparable antibody responses to those ages 16 to 25, according to the company. Similar side effects as those experienced by adults were also reported, including sore arms or fatigue.

Pfizer is currently the only COVID vaccine available to those under 18 years old in the United States.

While children are at a lower risk of severe disease, many young people returned to school this fall unvaccinated and therefore not as protected as older adolescents.

Update from Israel, Ilana Rachel | added October 5

Editor’s Note: This activist pleas with viewers to look at how to combat the atrocities all over the world, to back up and grasp the big picture in order to put a halt to the progress of the agenda. – pcg

Watch Video on Blackbox TV

More Project Veritas spilling the beans | added October 5

Editor’s Note: Whether this was obtained ethically or not is up in the air, but the Pfizer scientists seem in the mood to talk. – pcg

More on Project Veritas

[NEW YORK – Oct. 4, 2021] Project Veritas released the fourth video in its COVID vaccine investigative series today which exposed three Pfizer officials saying that antibodies lead to equal, if not better, protection against the virus compared to the vaccine.

Nick Karl, a scientist who is directly involved in the production of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, said that natural immunity is more effective than the very vaccine he works on, and Pfizer produces.

“When somebody is naturally immune — like they got COVID — they probably have more antibodies against the virus…When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus…So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the [COVID] vaccination,” Karl said. Notwithstanding, Karl still believes that vaccine mandates are positive for society.

“The city [of New York] needs like vax cards and everything. It’s just about making it so inconvenient for unvaccinated people to the point where they’re just like, ‘F*ck it. I’ll get it.’ You know?”

NY Associate Court of Appeals Judge barred from courtroom | added October 5

Editor’s Note: It would be intersting to hear what Judge Jenny Rivera has to say regarding this story, as she is the one in charge of the courtroom. – pcg

NY Post

One of the state’s most senior judges has refused to get vaccinated or seek a medical exemption — and can no longer enter the courthouse, The Post has learned.

Associate Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera is the only state jurist out of a total of approximately 1,300 who declined the jab and failed to apply for a medical or religious waiver.

The Columbia University School of Law graduate was barred from entering any court facilities — including her chambers — beginning Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. when the state Unified Court System’s vaccine mandate went into effect for all staffers.

“Currently, there is only one state-paid judge statewide out of compliance with our vaccine mandate policies,” said Unified Court System spokesman Lucian Chalfen.

Dr. Sam Bailey on NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) | added October 5

Editor’s Note: The benefits of NAC are discussed, though it is becoming harder to find – and it helps us synthesize glutothione when it is absorbed properly. – pcg

Whistle-blower unites democrats and republicans in calling for regulation of Facebook | added October 5

Frances Haugen testifying on Tuesday.Credit…T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

The New York Times

Frances Haugen spent hours detailing to lawmakers how the social network harms young people. Facebook disagreed with her testimony but said new rules for the internet were long overdue: ‘It is time for Congress to act.’

Vaccine exempt United Airlines employees challenge policy with a federal lawsuit in Texas | added October 5

Read more at Yahoo

United Airlines (UAL) began firing some unvaccinated U.S.-based workers on Tuesday. However, the airline agreed to postpone plans to put another group of unvaccinated workers on mostly unpaid leave after they’d applied for medical or religious exemptions to its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Six of those exempted workers are challenging United’s policy in a federal lawsuit in Texas, which employment lawyers say is likely to turn on the nature of the alternatives that United offered to employees who sought exemptions.

“You can have a mandatory vaccination policy; however, employees may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on either a sincerely held religious belief and or a disability, if it doesn’t cause an undue burden on the employer,” LaKeisha Caton, an attorney with Pryor Cashman, told Yahoo Finance.

Australia to buy 300,000 of experimental antiviral pill by Merck & Co. | added October 5

Read more at Reuters

SYDNEY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Australia will buy 300,000 courses of Merck & Co’s experimental antiviral pill, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, as Victoria logged the highest number of daily COVID-19 infections of any state in the country since the pandemic began.

Molnupiravir, which would be the first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19 if it gets regulatory approval, could halve the chances of dying or being hospitalised for people most at risk of contracting severe COVID-19, according to experts.

“These treatments mean that we are going to be able to live with the virus,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Nine News on Tuesday as Australia aims to reopen its borders next month for fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents.

Essential workers take Victorian health officials to court over vaccine mandates | added October 5

Read more at The Guardian

A casual relief teacher is taking Victorian health officials to court over mandatory Covid vaccines, arguing there is no legal or ethical justification for making workers get the jab.

Separately, in New South Wales, a group of essential workers has argued in court that state’s health orders regarding vaccines are an attempt to coerce them into being inoculated.

Belinda Cetnar and her husband, Jack Cetnar, have filed a case against the state of Victoria arguing that forcing all childcare and school staff to have a first dose of a vaccine by 18 October is discriminatory and a breach of their human rights.

C19 home tests recalled after False-Positives | added October 5

Read more Wavy-TV 10

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A number of Ellume brand at-home COVID-19 test kits are being recalled after an increased number of false-positive test results.

The company said it worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the affected tests from the market. Ellume has also said it has isolated the cause and confirmed this incidence of false positives is limited to specific lot numbers.

When asked what caused the recall, an Ellume spokesperson said, “The increase in false positives was the result of a supply chain issue with one of the test components. Because of the proprietary information involved in the manufacturing process, we cannot offer more specifics.”

Double Vaccinated Emmy winner, Marc Pilcher dies with C19 Diagnosis | added October 5

Read more at CNN

Marc Pilcher, the award-winning hair stylist and makeup designer who won an Emmy for his work on the hit Netflix show “Bridgerton,” has died of Covid-19 at the age of 53, weeks after winning the award.

Pilcher’s agency Curtis Brown confirmed the news to CNN on Tuesday, referring to a statement the agency gave to Variety, by friends and family.

According to the statement, Pilcher was “double vaccinated” and had no underlying health conditions. He took multiple Covid-19 tests and tested negative to make the trip to the US for the Emmy’s ceremony and back to the UK.

St. Francis of Assissi. Today is his feast day. Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone; Italian: Francesco d’Assisi; Latin: Franciscus Assisiensis; 1181 or 1182 – 3 October 1226).

Today is St. Francis Day.

photo credit off Gaurdian

Taking a stand for Human Freedoms as Covid-1984 meets the Brave New Normal | added October 4

Read more at Off-Guardian

In an age of angst, animus and anomie, ‘controversy’ still rages on all things Covid. Yet many scientists, researchers, health-care providers and medical professionals—even former pharmaceutical executives and senior staffers—bravely stand fast against the toxic tide of this new tyranny.

This alone is clear evidence something is decidedly wrong with the official narrative. My feature length essay on the subject earlier this year — “The Psychic Dangers of Infected Minds (With a Lie this Large)” — posited in fact the notion the real “virus” was of a different, less tangible, yet far more insidious, perhaps even incurable, kind.

Since publishing it, the “minds” have become ever more infected, our responses more ‘Pavlovian’; the lies larger, more frequent, contradictory, absurd. And more widely spread. With the truth becoming more distorted, fragmented, censored. And soon to be perhaps punishable by law, a statement which is not by any stretch hyperbole. Oh that were the case.

Vaccine mandate results in 18,000 new shots to New York City school employees | added October 4

Read more at The New York Times

New York’s requirement that virtually everyone who works in the city’s public schools be vaccinated against the coronavirus compelled thousands of Department of Education employees to get at least one dose of a vaccine in the past week, leading to extremely high vaccination rates among educators, according to preliminary data released on Friday

At least 98 percent of principals and 93 percent of teachers as well as 90 percent of non-education staff members had been vaccinated by Friday, city officials said. The figures are likely to change by Monday, the deadline for meeting the requirement, because more employees are very likely get shots or provide proof of vaccination over the weekend.

The Department of Education reported that more than 18,000 shots had been given to staff members since Sept. 24.

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor refuses to block vaccine mandate for N.Y.C teachers | added October 4

Read more at NBC news

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Friday refused to block an order requiring New York teachers to have at least one Covid vaccine dose before returning to the classroom Monday.

Without comment, Sotomayor denied an emergency application filed by the teachers Thursday. She acted on her own, without referring the case to the full court or seeking a reply from New York.

The teachers said thousands of public school employees would be forced out of work by the vaccine mandate, violating their fundamental right to pursue an occupation.

Fauci says it’s still too early to let down our guard against Covid-19 and vaccination remains the key | added October 4

Read more at CNN

The US is “turning the corner” on its current Covid-19 surge but vaccination remains key to ensuring cases continue trending downward ahead of the holiday season, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday.

The US is averaging around 107,000 new infections every day, according to Johns Hopkins University — down from more than 150,000 just last month. Rates of hospitalizations and deaths have also been on the decline.
But Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week” that over nearly 20 months of the pandemic, Covid surges have subsided only to come back again.

Alaska starts to fact check case trends with Covid-19 death rates and masks | added October 4

Read more at Anchorage Daily News

Alaska is at a critical point in the pandemic. Twenty health care facilities across the state are now operating under crisis standards of care, a reflection of the added pressure facing hospitals that are contending with scarce resources and high COVID-19 patient counts — and bracing for worse. Alaska’s recent per-capita case rate is the highest in the U.S., and higher than that of any country in the world.

At the same time, recent statements from public officials paint a much different picture of the pandemic, warranting closer scrutiny.

In Anchorage over the past week, a divided city debated whether to implement a mask mandate, and Mayor Dave Bronson touted a debunked medical treatment, pointed to data that he said showed Alaska’s case counts were actually declining and questioned the effectiveness of masks

Warrior Andrew Wiggins receives Covid-19 jab after being denied religious exemption | added October 4

Read more at Fox News

Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the revelation on Sunday after practice. The team was getting ready to head up to Portland to play a preseason game against the Trail Blazers. Wiggins will be eligible to play in all games and will not have to forfeit any money for missing games over his vaccination status.

Wiggins’ media day was a bit contentious as he was getting peppered with questions about his vaccination status.

“I’m just going to keep all that private right now. … Anything that has to do with my status, vaccination, I’m going to keep it personal, private,” he said, via The Athletic. “Back is definitely against the wall. I’m gonna keep fighting for what I believe. What’s right to one person isn’t right to the other and vice versa.”

Union asks for extension to Gov. Lamont’s Monday night deadline on vaccine mandates  | added October 4

Read more at WTNH

The state employee union wants a 20-day extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s mandate. Lamont’s office says the negotiations will continue, but if no agreement is reached, the mandate will be enforced.

RELATED: Frontline state employees request extension of Lamont’s vaccine mandate Monday deadline

A warning letter has been sent to 8,000 workers that they will be furloughed without pay if they don’t comply by Tuesday.

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Lamont’s office said about 23,000 are fully vaccinated, which is about three-fourths of the state workforce, about 5,000, or 15 percent, will get tested weekly, and only about 3,000 aren’t complying with the mandate at this time.

California doctor sounds alarm on new vaccine mandate that targets school-age children | added October 4

Read more on Fox News

A California doctor sounded the alarm Monday on Governor Gavin Newsom’s new vaccine mandate targeting school-age children, saying his decision was “not based on clinical evidence” but fueled by politics.

“The decision that the governor made is one that’s really based on his personal beliefs that’s based in politics,” said Dr. Houman Hemmati on “Fox & Friends First.”

“As a physician, the one thing that I’m taught, the one thing that we should all practice is evidence-based medicine, and the evidence-based decisions need to not just extend to the doctor-patient relationship, but also to policies that are made by politicians and public health boards.”

New Zealand lifts pandemic restrictions after lockdown fails to halt the spread of virus | added October 4

Read more on Wall Street Journal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—New Zealand is ending its effort to keep Covid-19 out of the remote South Pacific country as the economic costs mount and after its latest lockdown failed to halt the spread of the virus.

Pandemic restrictions in the country’s largest city, Auckland—in place after a Covid-19 outbreak in mid-August—will be eased in stages starting this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

New Zealand, with a population of around five million, was an early success story of the pandemic, adopting a version of China’s aggressive lockdowns and closing its border, which initially halted the spread of the virus.

More college students withdraw from school even amidst vaccine incentives  | added October 4

Read more at CNBC

For some college students, the Covid vaccine is a price they are not willing to pay for a degree.

Justin Mishler, a 29-year-old junior at Northern Illinois University, is one of them. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mishler enrolled in the state school in 2016 through the GI Bill, which helps cover the cost of tuition, books and housing.

During the pandemic, he took time off to work rather than attend school remotely.

J&J prepares to seek authorization for booster shot vaccine | added October 4

Read more at Fox Business

The report follows an FDA announcement on Friday indicating its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on Oct. 15 will discuss the administration of the J&J COVID-19 booster shot for individuals 18 years and older, a day after similar discussions are planned for the Moderna COVID-19 booster shot among people ages 18 and older.

J&J did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.

People are nervous about mid-October. They are not astrologers. | added October 3

See video here.

News from Podunk: EDITORIAL: The coddling of COVID deniers is finally over | added October

Read more in the Oneonta Daily Star

With broad vaccine mandates now imposed by the federal government and New York state, those of us who’ve done the right thing during the COVID-19 pandemic can breathe a little easier, knowing that the burden of the pandemic now falls more directly onto those who insist on perpetuating it.

Many have already noted that unlike the last great national crisis — the 2008 economic meltdown, wherein reckless subprime lenders and derivatives traders who caused the crisis later sought government bailouts — the pandemic has no moral hazard. The restaurants, airlines, tourist attractions and other industries disproportionately affected were innocent victims of a botched government response. The death toll measures only a fraction of the suffering, with livelihoods destroyed and families torn apart by a nihilist political movement that turned public health into a political football.

In 2021, lives are still being destroyed by COVID. It’s still sad, but much of the damage we’re seeing now is self-inflicted. The unvaccinated now make up nearly all of new deaths from COVID. A less drastic example is the fate of the small-but-overhyped fringe of health care workers across New York whose hard-headed insistence on violating their Hippocratic Oath led them to quit their jobs rather than take vaccines that have repeatedly, consistently been proven safe.

Former United stewardess plans to work on plague ship

Breaking News
Unvaccinated United flight attendant confident she can get work on medieval plague ship

Read more at The Onion

BOSTON—Explaining that she felt more firm standing by her principles given the healthy job market, unvaccinated United Airlines flight attendant Erin Collins told reporters Thursday that she was confident she could get work drifting between European ports aboard a medieval plague ship. “Yeah, I figure all I need to do is learn how to drain blood and work some animal cures and I’ll be a shoo-in for a position on a quarantined merchant ship overrun with the Black Death,” said Collins, stressing that her easy-going personality and mastery of Italian and French meant she would be “very simpatico” with the bird-mask wearing plague doctors, barbers, and physicians as they fumigated bad air, balanced humours, and administered poultices to the heaped bodies of the sickly and dying.

Julie Maury speaks at the Health Freedom Now! rally in Foley Square, Manhattan on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. I consider her one of the voices of the U.S. Pluto return, as she is describing fundamental structural problems. You may listen to her seven-minute presentation on the player below.

The Collapse and Rebirth of the American Idea: Remember the United States Pluto Return | added October 1

Why is a New Yorker with cerebral palsy my nomination for the face of the United States Pluto return? And what is that transit? Meet Julie Maury. In my view, she is the Paul Revere of the New American Revolution. Her “midnight ride” was aboard an electric wheel chair Monday in Foley Square Park.

Until recently, we all agreed that society needed to make accommodations for people with disabilities. We all agreed that there should be ramps and wheelchair-friendly bathrooms and doors. That’s because someone with cerebral palsy is a person too. We didn’t used to think so, as a society; it was just too darned bad if you couldn’t walk up one step and get into the store, or fit your wheel chair in the bathroom stall.

Society slowly changed. Now we all understand why we must protect the rights of those whose bodies are not up to the task of the old-style urban environment. Maybe only 1 in 100 bus riders needed wheelchair access: I don’t know anyone who would say they should not have it.

In her presentation, Julie says that everyone she knows, with or without cerebral palsy, has had an adverse reaction to the injection. But they still have to take it in order to enter a restaurant and many other public accommodations in New York City: in order to eat. No exceptions are being granted. Doctors are having their licenses threatened for advocating on behalf of their patients.

Continue reading on Planet Waves

US mask guidance for children is the strictest in the world | added October 2

More on Mark Miller’s blog

God bless the New York Post for spotlighting America’s bizarre embrace of this sadistic practice. Where’s “the science” backing it? Nowhere, because there isn’t any. As those who’ve actually looked into it are well-aware, the uselessness of masking against respiratory viruses, and the serious health risks of protracted masking, especially (though not only) for young children, are both well-established scientific facts, now reconfirmed by scores of solid studies, whereas the more recent (and less rigorous) studies claiming that masks are effective barriers about “the virus”—particularly one in PNAS, which “our free press” obediently trumpeted in June of 2020—have either been debunked (for real) or just forgotten.

(For a more detailed discussion of “the science” on masking as of September and November, 2020, see my essay “Masking Ourselves to Death,” and Mark Mallett’s “Unmasking the Facts,” links below.)

With no scientific basis whatsoever, mask mandates for children (like those for all the rest of us) are clearly driven from on high, as one more way to stupefy the young, dulling their minds (through hypoxia), and teaching them abject compliance with the rules, however stupid or destructive they may be; and those parents and educators who support it are doing so out of fear and ignorance.

In short, there’s no excuse for those barbaric mandates, or for any media that approves them, or fails to tell the truth about them.

Draymond Green gives his thoughts on Wiggins’ COVID-19 vaccination status | added October 2

Editor’s Note: In response to Kareem’s video found here:

Draymond Green responds:

On Twitter

Unvaccinated medical examiner forces Rensselaer County’s autopsies to change venue | added October 2

Editor’s Note: Does anyone ask him why he has chosen not to get vaccinated? Wouldn’t a chief medical examiner have an interesting pandemic perspective that could inform us of the situation from a coroners view? – pcg

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TROY – Rensselaer County’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Michael Sikirica, has refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19, forcing the county to send bodies for autopsies to Glens Falls Hospital instead of Albany Medical Center Hospital, county officials confirmed Friday. The autopsies Sikirica does for the county typically are done at Albany Med, which requires vaccinations for those working at its facilities.

“It started today. Albany Med is requiring vaccinations. We’re transporting (bodies) all the way to Glens Falls,” said Richard Crist, the county director of operations and spokesman.

“Dr. Sikirica is not employed by Albany Med, but consistent with our policy, physicians who do provide services on our campus must be vaccinated,” said Matt Markham, vice president for communications for the hospital.

Sikirica is probably the Capital Region’s best-known pathologist: He is relied upon by area district attorneys as an expert witness at murder trials to describe how homicide victims were killed. In the past, he has performed autopsies in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.

Dr Carrie Madej: First US lab examines ‘vaccine’ vials, horrific findings revealed | added October 2

Editor’s Note: Dr. Madej examines some vaccine samples and finds some surprising content there. – pcg

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Dr Carrie Madej joins Stew Peters to describe the incredibly creepy things she found when she put the contents of the vials from three different batches of the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines under a microscope.

Dr Madej describes what appeared to be self-assembling synthetic biology and these horrific, seemingly sentient microscopic tentacled organisms and brilliant colors emanating from some of these graphene-like structures, which nanotechnology experts told her may be indicative of a superconducting material.

If it is so that the vaxx contents are superconductive, then based on what she was told at these shady “business owner” meetings that she was invited to attend in Atlanta and based on what she’s read about a project Bill Gates is currently orchestrating in West Africa, through GAVI, MasterCard and TrustStamp, an AI-powered biometrics company, they are building out a system that ties your vaccine status and medical records to a digital ID and a digital currency system, that they’re calling the “Wellness Pass”.

U.S. Supreme Court’s Sotomayor allows New York school vaccine mandate | added October 2

Editor’s Note: In keeping with the style of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, another Supreme Court justice decision made with no legal explanation. – pcg

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday refused to block New York City’s requirement that its public school teachers and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sotomayor denied a challenge by four teachers and teaching assistants who sought to halt enforcement of the vaccine mandate while their lawsuit challenging the policy continues in lower courts. Public school system workers were ordered to be vaccinated by 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday or face being placed on unpaid leave until September 2022.

Some governments and private employers have embraced vaccine mandates to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace as they try to return to some degree of normalcy after coronavirus pandemic-related disruptions that began last year. Such mandates have become a flash point in the United States, with opponents including those in New York City saying their constitutional rights are being violated.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, announced on Aug. 23 that all 148,000 staff in the largest U.S. school district would be required to submit proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. After a lower court temporarily blocked the measure – an order since lifted – the deadline was pushed to Oct. 1.

Around 1 million students attend the city’s public schools.

Next Thing: Merck Covid pill! | added October 1

Read more at the Washington Post

Merck announced Friday that an experimental pill it developed to treat covid-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by nearly half in a clinical trial.

An independent board of experts monitoring the trial recommended the study be stopped early because of the positive results, a significant and telling step in a pharmaceutical study.

Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics said in a news release they would apply for emergency use authorization for the drug, molnupiravir, in the United States as soon as possible. It would be the first antiviral pill for covid-19.

New York Times claims Covid has killed as many as Spanish Flu | added October 1

Read more at The New York Times

Nearly 700,000 people across the United States have now died of the coronavirus, a milestone that few experts had anticipated months ago when vaccines became widely available to the American public.

An overwhelming majority of Americans who have died in recent months, a period in which the country has offered broad access to shots, were unvaccinated. The United States has had one of the highest recent death rates of any country with an ample supply of vaccines.

The new and alarming surge of deaths this summer means that the coronavirus pandemic has become the deadliest in American history, overtaking the toll from the influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919, which killed about 675,000 people.

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