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"It's A Big Day For Our State" - Sydney Lockdown Finally Ends After 106 Days

SUNDAY, OCT 10, 2021 - 07:40 PM
Not long after controversial New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian stepped down amid a corruption scandal, Sydney residents are breathing a sigh of relief early Monday (local time) as a nearly four-month-long lockdown afflicting Australia's most populous city has finally been lifted, AFP reports.

For the last 106 days, Sydney's 5 million residents have been living under lockdown conditions, intended to suppress the hyper-infectious (allegedly) delta variant. The measures became an international joke as cases continued to soar (and are at an all time high currently), and the government mostly stood by their policy directives, despite the fact that Australia has recorded an enviably low number of hospitalizations and deaths.

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But after a successful vaccination campaign, the government no longer sees a need for the lockdown conditions. New South Wales, the state where Sydney serves as the capitol, recorded just 477 cases on Sunday, while more than 70% of the population over the age of 16 gas been fully vaccinated. While cases numbers may remain elevated in other parts of Australia, Sydney has seen a distinct downward trend in daily cases.

Restaurant owners and bars were elated at the news. Some even planned to open at 1201 local time to serve vaccinated customers after months of struggling with little to no business. Locals appeared ready to celebrate now that the chaos, punctuated by increasingly violent protests, and an influx of soldiers sent to help ensure compliance, has ended.
"It's a big day for our state," said New South Wales' recently appointed conservative premier Dominic Perrottet.
After "100 days of blood, sweat and no beers," he said, "you've earned it."
Since June, most shops, schools, salons and offices have been closed for any non-essential workers or purpose. Many critics slammed the restrictions and protests pushed back aggressively against what many described as the greatest infringement on Australians' personal liberty.

During the lockdown there were bans on everything from traveling more than 5km from home, visiting family, playing squash, browsing in supermarkets and even attending funerals.
"Very few countries have taken as stringent or extreme an approach to managing Covid as Australia," Tim Soutphommasane, an academic and former Australian race discrimination commissioner, told AFP.
Some restrictions on travel and mass gatherings will remain in place, but for the first time in months - since the delta wave arrived in Australia - life will return to some semblance of normal.
 

marsh

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Watch: Aussie Police Interrogate Citizen On His Doorstep Over 6-Month Old Anti-Lockdown Facebook Posts

SUNDAY, OCT 10, 2021 - 05:00 PM
Multiple videos have emerged online in the past weeks and months showing Australian police doing what they've dubbed "welfare checks" on citizens, which has involved confronting people at their homes or in public parks to interrogate them on whether they've broken Covid lockdown laws, or in other cases have attended "banned" protests.

"Have you gone to any protest in the past?" the policeman asked in one video and encounter previously featured in RealClearPolitics. "No, I'm not going to answer that, you guys wouldn't be here otherwise," the man says. "I'd like to know how you got this address, actually." The above Orwellian scenario appears to be happening more and more, as the latest shocking and dystopian video to emerge below shows...

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1447169440949309442
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In the above video now circulating widely on social media a pair of police arrive at the doorstep of an Australian citizen (precise location unknown) to grill him on whether he attended an anti-lockdown protest six months ago.

The police actually pull out a file and show the man printed screenshots of what are apparently his prior social media posts.
"Do you agree that you put some posts on Facebook?" the female officer questions.
"Does this look familiar?"
The man responds in the affirmative, "Yep" - to which the officers immediately ask: "The question that's being raised is, 'Were you there?'"
The incredulous "suspect" breaks out in laughter at the absurdity of police showing up at his door to ask whether he attended a protest six months prior.

Naturally he expresses outrage that protesting as a free Australian citizen would be deemed as somehow against the law.

Police showing up at doors literally with six month old Facebook posts screen shots in hand...


The homeowner blasts the police showing up at his door as "loser-ish" and "sad"..."where are we going in life?" he asks. "You got the cops coming around here to tell me that I've been in a protest... six months ago?"
"Well who gives a ****? How illegal is that? Going to a protest?" the man continues as the police press him for answers.
Below is a separate prior incident showing a similar scene of cops interrogating people on their own doorstep...

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1441101624471023621
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The police officer informs the man the the protest in question was "illegal" - to which the man points out the rank hypocrisy and silliness of it all:
"Black Lives Matter protests were ****in two weeks before that... was that illegal? You knocking on their doors?"
"Maybe," the officer hesitates, now nervously on the defensive.. "No, you're not," the man points out, and then points out it's all about police intimidation.

We can expect to see more such Orwellian intimidation tactics as Australia's "crackdown" on Covid lockdown 'rule-breakers' continues.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1439231511308509186
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But as recent huge protests which have rocked a number of Australian cities have shown, the police and state intimidation tactics will only result in fierce blowback as citizens finally say "enough" - flooding the streets in defiance of government-ordered "lockdowns" in larger and larger numbers.
 

marsh

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Plummet In Southern US, Rise In Northern States

SUNDAY, OCT 10, 2021 - 04:30 PM
Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

COVID-19 metrics in southern states like Florida have plummeted in recent weeks while rising in many northern states, including heavily vaccinated ones.


Medical personnel conduct COVID-19 testing in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 1, 2021. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)


Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, for instance, have plunged some 95 percent from the peak of 5,018 on Aug. 19 to just 268 on Oct. 7. COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state, one of the worst-hit in the nation, dropped from 1,667 on Aug. 19 to 403 on Thursday.

Similar drops have been recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

At the same time, metrics have been rising in many northern states, including those in New England.

Vermont, for instance, went from one case on July 5 to 286 on Oct. 1, and eight hospitalizations in the month of June to 160 in the month of September, though the metrics have been declining in recent days.

In North Dakota, active cases jumped from 143 on July 5 to 4,485 on Oct. 7 while hospitalizations rose from 9 to 184.

Seasonal Pattern
Experts say the shift is part of a seasonal pattern for Covid-19.

Last year, cases started dropping in the south at the same time they climbed in much of the upper Midwest and other northern areas. The same pattern is playing out again, Dr. Scott Atlas, who advised former President Donald Trump and is now a senior fellow in health care policy at the Hoover Institution, told The Epoch Times.

“We’ve seen some kind of seasonality, or really cycles where we have seen these surges,” Dr. Adnan Munkarah, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, added during a briefing this week. Active cases and hospitalizations have risen 97 percent and 96 percent, respectively, in the state since hitting lows in early July.

Experts aren’t sure what’s driving the pattern. Ideas include differences in humidity and differences in temperature, which may lead more people to spend longer portions of time indoors. The virus spreads much more easily in crowded indoor spaces.

Another key factor, many experts say, is protection populations have against the virus. Protection can come from vaccination or prior infection, also known as natural immunity. Both do well against severe disease but protection from infection has been waning among the vaccinated, dropping by half for Pfizer’s shot after five months, according to one recent study.

The decline in cases “is likely due to a decrease in spread of the Delta variant due to a combination of an increasing proportion of the population that is vaccinated and an increasing proportion of the population that has gained temporary immunity because they have been infected and survived COVID-19,” Danyelle McNeill, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Health, told The Epoch Times in an email.

Some people thought the rising number of people with immunity would prevent another set of waves, or sharp increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, but that proved inaccurate. Multiple states have seen numbers similar to or even higher than previous peaks.

We thought we were out of the woods,” Dr. Michael Saag, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Infectious Diseases, told The Epoch Times. “The end of June seemed like everything was settling down. And then July 4 weekend hit, and that was coincident with Delta really exploding, and throughout July, and especially August, all hell broke loose.”

New cases peaked in Alabama on Aug. 15. They’ve since dropped 70 percent. Hospitalizations peaked around the same time. They’ve decreased about 62 percent as of Oct. 8.

Nationwide, both cases and hospitalizations have dropped since hitting peaks in late August and early September.
Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, points at a computer screen in his office in Montgomery, Ala., on June 29, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Humbled’
Scientists are becoming more aware that the CCP virus is different than any other virus.

The epidemic “is almost impossible to predict,” Saag said. “I’ve been humbled tremendously about this epidemic in terms of having no ability to predict, really, what to expect,” he added.

I would not be telling the truth if I told you I knew,” Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, said during his weekly update on Friday when asked why cases in the state have gone down so quickly.

Federal health officials and modelers have consistently been wrong with predictions, including models that vastly overestimated how many people would need hospital care last year.

“Things have changed. We didn’t know things early on,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a recent appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show.

One problem stems from counting hospitalizations, Atlas noted. Approximately half of COVID-19 hospitalizations may have been admitted “for another reason entirely,” researchers said last month. That’s a major issue when counting child hospitalizations. Many of the children have respiratory syncytial virus, which is more dangerous to young kids than COVID-19.

Mandates Disputed
Governors in many states imposed harsh restrictions last year when the pandemic first started. Others have continued issuing orders, including mask mandates.

Governors in southern states were hammered earlier this year for largely opposing mandates. President Joe Biden on multiple occasions blamed them for the rise in metrics. He suggested the opposition was contributing to the spike in metrics in southern states.

“The escalation of cases is particularly concentrated in states with low vaccination rates. Just two states, Florida and Texas, account for one-third of all new COVID-19 cases in the entire country. Just two states,” Biden told a press conference in August. At a separate briefing, he said masks and vaccines are the two best ways to protect against COVID-19 and alleged governors trying to forbid mask mandates for schools were “setting a dangerous tone.”

But the governors pushed back, and an increasing number of officials say the effectiveness of the mandates is unclear.

“The data and the science doesn’t back up” more restrictive measures, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, told reporters this week. “For instance, I think there’s seven states across the country that still have a state of emergency and math mandates. Their data doesn’t look any different than ours. In fact, it’s worse than ours. So their mitigation measures haven’t worked. And you see this time and time again.”

Officials in Vermont are encouraging mask wearing in certain conditions and urging everybody to get vaccinated but have avoided mask and vaccine mandates.

Vermont has the lowest COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 residents, according to an age adjustment of mortality data reported to the federal government. Hawaii, which has imposed some of the strictest measures anywhere in the world, is second.

“We’ve made decisions based on the disease burden in our community, daily new case counts, test positivity rates, resource capacity such as health care staffing, emergency department capacity, oxygen, and the number of available hospital bed and ICU units. And we’ve been successful,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, told a press conference on Friday.

Even after the recent spike in Florida, which saw its highest hospitalization totals during the pandemic, the state is 27th.

The dramatic decline in COVID-19 metrics in the state “happened without lockdowns, mask mandates, or vaccine passports,” Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, told The Epoch Times via email.
DeSantis prioritized early treatment of COVID-19, primarily through monoclonal antibodies, a drug shown in studies to prevent hospitalizations, as well as vaccinating the elderly.
“There is a lot we still don’t know about COVID-19. However, it is clear from the past 18 months that cases rise and fall in certain regions at different times of year, regardless of whether governments impose restrictions like lockdowns and mask mandates,” Pushaw said.
Hospital workers process COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Aiea, Hawaii, on Sept. 15, 2021. (Caleb Jones/AP Photo)

Moving Forward
Experts believe higher vaccination rates will help protect against future waves, especially among people who don’t have antibodies from recovering from COVID-19.

“We should try to make sure that everybody who is old who hasn’t had COVID gets vaccinated,” Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior scholar at the Brownstone Institute for Social and Economic Research who has advised DeSantis, told The Epoch Times.

“We have a series or group of incredibly effective vaccines if we can only get people to roll up their sleeves and get it,” Saag said.

While the number of vaccinated Americans getting infected, hospitalized, and dying continues to rise, data from states across the country do not track prior immunity, though patients are often asked if they have had COVID-19 when being admitted to hospitals. A series of studies have shown that people who recover from COVID-19 are at little risk of re-infection.
 

marsh

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CDC Head Says She "Can't Predict" When COVID Will End; Blames Unvaccinated

SUNDAY, OCT 10, 2021 - 01:00 PM

Speaking to a gathering of journalists and academics organized by the Health Coverage Fellowship, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned that she can't predict when the COVID pandemic will end - if it ever does - because it largely depends on human behavior, which is, of course, impossible to predict.

Keep in mind, Walensky first gained public notoriety for her tearful outburst back in March, just as COVID deaths in the US were bottoming out.

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Now, with cases, deaths and hospitalizations on the decline once again (although you wouldn't know it from the media coverage, which fixates on Alaska and a few other sparsely populated areas where healthcare resources are scarce) Dr. Walensky is setting the stage for the Biden Administration to continue with its heavy-handed vaccination mandates, even as more scientists speak up to question whether these vaccine supplies might be put to better use in the emerging world.


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As more scientists argue that we may be in the midst of the last major COVID wave (before it morphs into a flu-like endemic seasonal virus), Dr. Walensky laments that "we have a lot of the science right now; we have vaccines...what we can't really predict is human behavior. And human behavior in this pandemic hasn't served us very well."

Perhaps Dr. Walensky would prefer the US government simply coerce every citizen to accept the vaccine like China has?

She went on to complain that with only 55% of the US adult population vaccinated, there isn't enough immunity to fend off the next harmful variant that emerges (though notably all of the most dangerous variants so far have emerged outside of the US, including delta).

Dr. Walensky went on to discuss how "dangerous" the delta variant is, citing its "R-naught". For those who are unfamiliar with the term, the "R-naught" or "Ro" is a measure of the infectiousness of a given virus. The higher the number, the more infectious. In theory, it represents the number of people that every new patient infected with a virus goes on to spread the virus to. Walensky puts the number for delta at as high as 8 or 9.
“With the delta variant, the R-naught is 8 or 9,” Walensky said. R-naught, or the basic reproduction number, signifies the average number of people to whom an infected person will spread the virus.
“That means we need a lot of protection in the community to not have disease.”
But there are others who believe the "Ro" of delta is much, much lower.

A few weeks ago we shared research from JPM's policy research analyst David Mackie who found that "the Delta wave was much milder than expected: none of these countries saw the gains in [Ro] that we anticipated."

Needless to say, this research could blow up the carefully scripted narrative promulgated by the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci, that Delta was far more contagious and "potentially" more deadly than previous variants. And already, over the past week, we have seen more media reports - and even government edicts - raising new questions about COVID jabs and whether the US policy to vaccinate the entire population might be flawed.

But the stunning results of JPM's research can be found in Table 1, which shows the "Ro" of the delta wave is much lower than the "8 or 9" quoted by Dr. Walensky.



But back to Dr. Walensky. While she blames the unvaccinated as responsible for the fact that COVD is still with us more than 20 months after the pandemic began, "the science" has a dramatically different explanation that doesn't align with the Biden Administration's narrative. Scientists have repeatedly explained that "herd immunity" is likely no longer a possibility for humanity. Even the highly-celebrated mRNA vaccines aren't anywhere near 100% effective, and many studies of both natural and vaccine-induced immunity show immunity provided by antibodies weakens over time (and the immunity from natural infection may be stronger than vaccine-induced).

Then Walensky turned to the topic du jour: the fact that a few sparsely populated pockets of the US (ie Alaska) are seeing outbreaks due to the fact they have "so little protection" while other communities have "higher vaccination rates". Yet she didn't say anything about the fact that COVID cases and hospitalizations are down significantly in states like Florida, which were widely criticized for opposing mandatory masking and vaccine measures.
"And the virus isn’t stupid — it’s going to go there," Walensky said. "So really what your question depends on is how well we coalesce together as a humanity and a community to do the things that we need to do in those communities to get ourselves protected." But so far, "we are battling with one another and not battling with the common foe, which is the virus itself," Walensky said.
Americans are "battling with one another"? We gotta say invoking the Civil War seems pretty extreme for a public-health official.
 

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Daughters BF is flight crew for SW. says this is just the start. Complete walk out on Dec 8th by all employees over ever major airline.
 

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Lawmakers seek federal grand jury investigation for COVID-19 statistical manipulation

"Public health policy must be based upon accurate and independently verifiable data," and CDC and FDA aren't providing it, Oregon state senators tell U.S. attorney.

Updated: October 10, 2021 - 10:48pm

The CDC adopted a "double-standard exclusively for COVID-19 data collection" that inflated cases and deaths starting early in the pandemic, violating multiple federal laws and distorting mitigation policies, Oregon lawmakers told the feds' top lawyer in the state.

Advised by "a large team of world-renowned doctors, epidemiologists, virologists, and attorneys," state Senators Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum petitioned U.S. Attorney Scott Asphaug to approve a grand jury investigation into how the pandemic is being measured.

"Public health policy must be based upon accurate and independently verifiable data to optimize outcomes and strengthen the public's trust in the people leading them through this crisis," the Republican lawmakers, whose state has imposed some of the harshest and longest COVID restrictions, wrote in a letter with several attached exhibits.

One is a synopsis of allegations, findings, relevant law and implicated agencies intended to "assist grand jury members in orienting themselves to the scope of alleged crimes committed."

Their letter is dated Aug. 16, but the materials were not released for a month to "protect those involved," Stand for Health Freedom (SHF), the holistic medicine and legal nonprofit behind the petition effort, said in last month's announcement.

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"I'm not sure there has ever been an allegation of government wrongdoing on this scale," so the group wanted to assess "accuracy and safety" before going public, relationship manager Bailey Kuykendoll told Just the News.

Asphaug's office said Thursday it referred the petition to the Justice Department's Office of Legislative Affairs. That office didn't respond on whether or how it had answered the Oregon lawmakers' request.

The lawmakers did interviews with SHF before the effort went public.

Thatcher said she was troubled that even as the infection's high survivability rate became clear, arbitrary restrictions that worsened child abuse, suicide and mental health remained in place.

"I began to really question whether the cure was worse than the disease," said Thatcher, who is better known in Oregon for her legislative effort to compensate people wrongfully convicted.

Linthicum said the "incessant case counts" for COVID jumped out at him early, explaining that his service on the legislative health committee led him to recognize "confusion, or inaccuracies, or kind of manipulation" of statistics on influenza-like illnesses versus COVID.

"It didn't take long to actually see that the data was being scrubbed or sculpted to fit a narrative," he said.
 

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Federal Judge to Decide if New York’s Vaccine Mandate Must Include Religious Exemptions
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Kathy Hochul speaks onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
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New York’s Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate for healthcare workers does not include an option for religious exemptions — a part to its order which is being challenged in federal court.

The state’s vaccine mandate went into effect September 27 after being revised roughly a month earlier to exclude religious exemptions and only include medical exemptions, court documents show. According to the Wall Street Journal, thousands of unvaccinated healthcare workers have been fired since the mandate took effect, “prompting hospitals to cancel elective surgeries and close operating rooms and outpatient clinics. Many nursing homes have stopped admitting new patients.”

Seventeen healthcare workers, represented by the Thomas More Society, a legal group that fights for religious liberty, brought a lawsuit against Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, and New York Attorney General Leticia James last month before the mandate went into effect. The lawsuit alleges the state is violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by discriminating against healthcare workers on the basis of religion and is violating the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“The Vaccine Mandate, on its face and as applied, is neither neutral nor generally applicable as it grants the possibility of medical exemptions for reasons of secular “health” but bars religious exemptions according to the State’s unconstitutional value judgment that physical health is less important than spiritual health,” according to the complaint.

Judge David Hurd in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York issued a restraining order on September 14, barring the state from punishing facilities that allow religious exemption requests. The judge, who is an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, extended the restraining order on September 20 to go until October 12. He will ultimately decide by then whether to grant Thomas Moore Society’s request for a preliminary injunction.

“What New York is attempting to do is slam shut an escape hatch from an unconstitutional vaccine mandate,” attorney Christopher Ferrara, Thomas More Society Special Counsel said in a statement in September. “And they are doing this while knowing that many people have sincere religious objections to vaccines that were tested, developed, or produced with cell lines derived from aborted children.”

The state filed a response to the lawsuit on September 22, claiming New York is under no constitutional obligation to allow religious exemptions to a Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, the New York Post reported.

“The state’s efforts to promote widespread vaccination, especially of healthcare workers, is in the public interest and plaintiffs cannot reasonably argue otherwise,” the state’s response said in part.

The response continued in part:
Although Plaintiffs allege that they may face loss of employment or hospital admitting privileges if they do not receive the vaccine, these alleged consequences do not, as a matter of law, constitute ‘irreparable harm’ justifying the extraordinary remedy of a preliminary injunction.
Even if Plaintiffs could establish a violation of their rights, which they cannot, their alleged harm, potential loss of employment, is wholly remediable by money damages and thus does not support preliminary injunctive relief.
“…Be My Apostles”
Hochul said herself during remarks before Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center that she believes those who forego the vaccine “aren’t listening to God.” Then she, a government official, likened herself to Jesus Christ in an effort to persuade people to get vaccinated.

“I need you to be my apostles,” the governor added, saying that receiving the treatment is how New Yorkers can “love one another.”

The governor, who “prayed a lot” during the pandemic, also repeatedly called unvaccinated healthcare workers replaceable before the vaccine mandate went into effect, blowing past all the signs pointing to an oncoming healthcare worker shortage as a result of the order.

Hochul, who claims to be a Catholic, “has repeatedly pointed to statements by religious leaders who support vaccination: the Archdiocese of New York, for example, has told priests that granting religious exemptions would contradict Pope Francis,” the Associated Press reported. Notably, Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity are not the same — and a common tenet for all Protestants is they do not believe in the infallibility of the Pope or his recommendations — but politicians often conflate the two to make the point.
Moreover, while a majority of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Catholic, they are arguing they “have longstanding constitutional protections based on their own religious belief — not statements by religious leaders,” the report states.



By the Numbers
According to a (DOH) statement obtained by the New York Post on Wednesday, 2,934 workers have “claimed another exemption, which is the subject of pending litigation.” For hospitals, 7,019 healthcare workers have also claimed “another exemption” adding up to roughly 10,000 workers [at least] who are effected by New York’s exclusion of religious exemptions.

The New York Department of Health (DOH) has repeatedly touted high vaccination numbers among the state’s healthcare workers. When the mandate went into effect, 92 percent of 665,000 healthcare workers in the state were reportedly already vaccinated, the Wall Street Journal reported. That type of reporting can diminish the impact of vaccine mandates however — broken down, the leftover 8 percent of unvaccinated healthcare workers equals 53,200 people who stood to lose their livelihoods.

The DOH estimates show even higher vaccination rates now among healthcare workers since the mandate went into effect. Those percentages can also be misleading because many of those who are unvaccinated have been fired, resulting in a boost to the numbers.

“The deadline for the vaccine mandate for hospitals and nursing home staff has passed. The survey denominator does not include staff that have left the facility, and as more employees get vaccinated the rate will approach 100%,” the Department of Health’s (DOH) website says.

Hochul finally acknowledged healthcare worker shortages rocking the state, though instead of loosening the reins, she talked about calling on the National Guard and workers in other states to fill the void.

“We are still in a battle against COVID to protect our loved ones, and we need to fight with every tool at our disposal,” Hochul said in a statement. “I am monitoring the staffing situation closely, and we have a plan to increase our health care workforce and help alleviate the burdens on our hospitals and other health care facilities.”

“I commend all of the health care workers who have stepped up to get themselves vaccinated, and I urge all remaining health care workers who are unvaccinated to do so now so they can continue providing care,” Hochul said.

Looking at Potential Precedent
When disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempted to trample religious liberty during the height of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately slammed him down. The high court ruled in favor 5-4 with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues in their lawsuit alleging Cuomo’s gathering restrictions, which limited house of worship attendance from 10 to 25 people, violated religious freedom under the First Amendment.

SCOTUS held that Cuomo’s order was in violation of the Free Exercise Clause under the First Amendment because secular institutions did not experience the same level of scrutiny under the order.

The court’s opinion states:
Moreover, New York’s restrictions on houses of worship not only are severe, but also are discriminatory. In red and orange zones, houses of worship must adhere to numerical caps of 10 and 25 people, respectively, but those caps do not apply to some secular buildings in the same neighborhoods.
In a red zone, for example, a church or synagogue must adhere to a 10-person attendance cap, while a grocery store, pet store, or big-box store down the street does not face the same restriction. In an orange zone, the discrimination against religion is even starker: Essential businesses and many non-essential businesses are subject to no attendance caps at all.
In the same way, Thomas More Society is arguing that Hochul’s vaccine mandate violates the Free Exercise Clause.

“…The vaccine mandate also violates the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution.

It does so by subjecting those who have conscientious religious objections to the vaccine to termination from employment and irreparable damage to their professional standing, while exempting others from the mandate for more favored secular reasons,” the law firm said.

Ultimately, however Judge Hurd rules could set a precedent for religious exemptions both in New York and potentially other states.

The case is Dr. A v. Hochul, No. 1:21-cv-1009 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
 

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Numerous Human Rights Declarations Speak Out Against Coercive Medicine
"As these and other documents make clear, the sorts of things we are seeing in Australia and the West concerning mandatory medicine, coercive health care, forced injections, vaccine passports and the like are for the most part condemned as unethical and gross infringements on our basic human rights and fundamental civil liberties."

BY BILL MUEHLENBERGOCTOBER 11, 2021

Since the horrors of WWII, and the diabolical things done by the Nazis – including the German medical and scientific communities – there has been a slew of various human rights declarations, health acts, and ethics codes written around the world. Many of them seek to counter and offset the sorts of things that were done in Nazi Germany.

A common theme found in almost all of them is that there should be no coercion or compulsion in medical treatment, and full informed consent should be insisted upon. Before any medical treatment or intervention is undertaken, a person must first give consent – without any coercion or manipulation.

This vitally important principle seems to have been thrown out the window by far too many politicians, leaders, governments and businesses during the Covid crisis, especially in regard to mandatory vaccinations. Many states are simply demanding that people get the jab – end of story. And numerous businesses and companies are doing the same.

Not only is this creating a new medical apartheid, a two-tiered society with a health underclass, but it goes against these vital human rights charters and ethics declarations. Places like Australia – where much of this medical coercion and health segregation is taking place – happen to be signatories to many of these covenants and declarations. Indeed, at both federal and state levels Australia also has its own acts and declarations on these things.

Here I offer the relevant portions of ten of these important charters and acts: six international and four Australian:

The Nuremberg Code, 1947
The first of its ten points says this:
The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
The Declaration of Geneva, 1948
This very brief declaration has been updated at various times, and the current 2017 version lists 13 points, the first three being:
AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:
· I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;
· THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;
· I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;
The Declaration of Helsinki, 1964
The World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki – “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects” – has also been revised many times since it first appeared. In sections 25-32 it speaks about “informed consent”.

Here are the first several of these:
25. Participation by individuals capable of giving informed consent as subjects in medical research must be voluntary. Although it may be appropriate to consult family members or community leaders, no individual capable of giving informed consent may be enrolled in a research study unless he or she freely agrees.
26. In medical research involving human subjects capable of giving informed consent, each potential subject must be adequately informed of the aims, methods, sources of funding, any possible conflicts of interest, institutional affiliations of the researcher, the anticipated benefits and potential risks of the study and the discomfort it may entail, post-study provisions and any other relevant aspects of the study. The potential subject must be informed of the right to refuse to participate in the study or to withdraw consent to participate at any time without reprisal. Special attention should be given to the specific information needs of individual potential subjects as well as to the methods used to deliver the information.
After ensuring that the potential subject has understood the information, the physician or another appropriately qualified individual must then seek the potential subject’s freely-given informed consent, preferably in writing. If the consent cannot be expressed in writing, the non-written consent must be formally documented and witnessed.

All medical research subjects should be given the option of being informed about the general outcome and results of the study.

27. When seeking informed consent for participation in a research study the physician must be particularly cautious if the potential subject is in a dependent relationship with the physician or may consent under duress. In such situations the informed consent must be sought by an appropriately qualified individual who is completely independent of this relationship.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966, 1976
Here is Article 7 of this covenant:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.
The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, 2005
Here are parts of this document:
Article 6 Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.
Article 9 The privacy of the persons concerned and the confidentiality of their personal information should be respected. To the greatest extent possible, such information should not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected or consented to, consistent with international law, in particular international human rights law.
Article 11 No individual or group should be discriminated against or stigmatized on any grounds, in violation of human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration
This is what the FDA has to say about “What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?”:
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An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. …
How will vaccine recipients be informed about the benefits and risks of any vaccine that receives an EUA?
FDA must ensure that recipients of the vaccine under an EUA are informed, to the extent practicable given the applicable circumstances, that FDA has authorized the emergency use of the vaccine, of the known and potential benefits and risks, the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown, that they have the option to accept or refuse the vaccine, and of any available alternatives to the product.
Typically, this information is communicated in a patient “fact sheet.” The FDA posts these fact sheets on our website.
The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Section 10 of the Act says this:
Protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
A person must not be—
(a) subjected to torture; or
(b) treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way; or
(c) subjected to medical or scientific experimentation or treatment without his or her full, free and informed consent.
The NSW Anti Discrimination Act
It says this about “Infectious diseases discrimination”:
What is infectious diseases discrimination?
Infectious diseases discrimination is against the law.
It is when you have been treated unfairly because:
· you have an infectious disease
· people think you have an infectious disease
· you used to have an infectious disease
· you may acquire an infectious disease in the future
· you are the friend, relative or colleague of a person with an infectious disease.
Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people with infectious diseases, and is not reasonable in the circumstances.
Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Advertising Therapeutic Goods, 2018
Here is what it says about “Guidance for advertisers”:
This guidance for advertisers applies to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018. To assist advertisers with implementation, we have also published guidance material: Complying with the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No. 2) 2018. Version 2.8, October 2020
Advertising vaccination services
We do not regulate the advertising of health services but if your advertisement for a vaccination service also promotes the use of a therapeutic good it is considered an advertisement for a therapeutic good which, outside of the context described above, would be likely to contravene the Act.
What to avoid when advertising vaccination services
When advertising vaccination services, avoid using:
· information that might enable consumers to identify the particular vaccine or the manufacturer of the vaccine provided with the service
· statements or representations that harmful effects will occur from not receiving the vaccine
· references to any misleading therapeutic benefit of a vaccine (for example, a use that is not a TGA-approved indication for the vaccine)
· an indication that the vaccine administered as part of the service is superior to other vaccines
· portrayals of the vaccine or service in a way that trivialises or conflicts with public health policies, or misleads consumers in any other way
· price comparisons
· incentives to encourage the consumer to obtain the service or vaccine, or
· any other claim that promotes the use or supply of the vaccine Use of any of the above makes advertising of your service to be more likely considered advertising of the vaccine itself and subject to therapeutic goods legislation.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook (from the Australian Government Department of Health)

Relevant portions of the Handbook are these:
Valid consent is the voluntary agreement by an individual to a proposed procedure, which is given after sufficient, appropriate and reliable information about the procedure, including the potential risks and benefits, has been conveyed to that individual.
As part of the consent procedure, people receiving vaccines and/or their parents or carers should be given sufficient information (preferably written) about the risks and benefits of each vaccine. This includes:
· what adverse events are possible
· how common they are
· what they should do about them
Criteria for valid consent
For consent to be legally valid, the following elements must be present:
· It must be given by a person with legal capacity, and of sufficient intellectual capacity to understand the implications of receiving a vaccine.
· It must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation.
· It must cover the specific procedure that is to be performed.
· It can only be given after the potential risks and benefits of the relevant vaccine, the risks of not having it, and any alternative options have been explained to the person.
· The person must have the opportunity to seek more details or explanations about the vaccine or its administration.
· The information must be provided in a language or by other means that the person can understand. Where appropriate, involve an interpreter or cultural support person.
· Obtain consent before each vaccination, after establishing that there are no medical condition(s) that contraindicate vaccination. Consent can be verbal or written.
As these and other documents make clear, the sorts of things we are seeing in Australia and the West concerning mandatory medicine, coercive health care, forced injections, vaccine passports and the like are for the most part condemned as unethical and gross infringements on our basic human rights and fundamental civil liberties.
 
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Torontonians hold 'picnic protest' against vaccine mandates
"Segregation is wrong, and we want our freedoms back in Canada"
Torontonians hold 'picnic protest' against vaccine mandates

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Danforth Avenue, also known as Toronto's Greektown, is where protesters chose to demonstrate Saturday against provincial and federal vaccine mandates by picnicking in front of local restaurants.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1446905037561765890
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Premier Doug Ford's vaccine passport mandate came into effect September 22 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just earlier this week confirmed his commitment to mandating vaccine passports for travellers 12 and older on domestic airplanes and trains.

Protestors in France, in defiance of their own vaccine passport, started the phenomenon of picnicking in front of restaurants that choose to enforce it. In the last two weeks, hundreds of Albertans in Calgary did the same, for which Rebel reporter Adam Soos was on the scene.

Over a hundred Torontonians showed up on the streets of Danforth to demonstrate. Cars and people walking by showed their support. The crowd chanted: "Freedom!"

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1446911834951389192
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The lead organizer of the protest, Rose, said the point of the peaceful picnic is to raise awareness and educate Canadians on their rights.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1446917018171682818
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"Segregation is wrong, and we want our freedoms back in Canada," said Rose. "Businesses should not be discriminating, it's illegal to ask for your personal medical information."

"The point of the protest is to raise awareness and to educate people. Vaccine mandates are against our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Canada is becoming an open prison because you need a passport to travel domestically and now internationally to leave the country."

Full video report to come from David Menzies and Lincoln Jay.

If you are a business owner that wants to show that you won't be discriminating against patrons based on their medical status, head over to WeWontAsk.com for a free sticker to put up at your business.
 

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“Papers Please” – New South Wales Australia Officially Celebrates Their First Day of Apartheid with The Introduction of Two Classes of Citizens

October 10, 2021 | Sundance | 320 Comments

The media in Australia are giddy with gleeful expressions of wonderment and joyful celebration as the officials proudly reopen the state of New South Wales after 106 days of COVID lock-down.

According to almost all Australian media today…. the birds are singing louder, the sun is warmer, the skies have parted and angelic music resounds from the heavens and proclaims – “Freedom Day is here”.

Yes, after months of government mandated, police enforced, hibernation and strict COVID isolation, millions of formerly free citizens can open their windows and doors for the first time. However, they step out of their homes while crossing a new threshold that can never be reversed. They enter a new era of apartheid, as only vaccinated individuals are permitted to engage in this “Freedom Day” society.

Every venue in New South Wales is under strict legal mandate and government forced compliance to ban all non-vaccinated persons from their facilities. The bright-eyed and squinting sheeple masses are so caught up in the newly permitted freedom, they have yet to fully grasp exactly what this new future entails.

View: https://youtu.be/aBVUla82qzo
12:58 min
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Liberty abandoned under the false guise of security can never be regained.
You will comply…. or you will scrape by as a vile parasite in society. Yes, THAT is your freedom choice.

“Thus it is that no cruelty whatsoever passes by without impact. Thus it is that we always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Do you think the government will not deploy these new registration papers (vaccine passports) to change the way citizens can behave or engage on other matters? If so, you are a fool. Government never gives up control of this scale and significance.



“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?”…

“The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
 

Sleeping Cobra

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From another forum:

We're being told that there are 5 million more jobs than there are people to fill them in this country.

Let's assume that's true even though nothing the government ever tells you is true.

Where did those people go?

Pre-plandemic we had a booming economy and the highest workforce participation rate in history so where did those folks go?

Did you know that Taiwan slipped up and said that between 4 and 5 percent of people who take the vackseen die from it?

Let's do some simple math.

370 million people in the United States.
Supposedly 70 percent have taken the vackseen.

That's 245 million people.

4 percent of that is 9.8 million.

Subtract our annual average death rate of 2,854,838.

That leaves 6,945,162 ADDITIONAL DEATHS.

Let's assume that 20 percent of those additional deaths were elderly, infirm, or below age 16 keeping with our average numbers.

We subtract 1,389,032 which leaves us with 5,536,130 dead able bodied working age people.

Do the job numbers make more sense now?

By the way, you can apply this math to the job numbers of every country on Earth and it checks out.

Smells like genocide to me.
 

Sleeping Cobra

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Hiring Manager: 'I Can't Find Employees!'
Likely explanation, beyond them being sick of your bull**** with mandates: They're DEAD.

 

Sleeping Cobra

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"But recently Beijing authorities announced on March 19 that more than 21 million cell phone accounts were cancelled while in past three months 840,000 landlines were closed in China, which gives an idea that probably these closed numbers belonged to the people who died due to the disease. “
 

Sleeping Cobra

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Not surprised:


I can say that the funeral homes are now busy and they have a huge Semi truck freezer in the back holding dead bodies, some awaiting biopsy and some in line for the memorial service. Titusville Florida

No telling how many people died of the vax.
 

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Callouts Due to Mandatory COVID Vaccinations Lead to Seattle Ferry Crew Shortages and Unprecedented Ferry Cuts

By Joe Hoft
Published October 11, 2021 at 2:00pm


Now the crews running ferries in Seattle have started calling out, leading to major cancellations. The cause may be a protest to the state’s vaccine mandate coming due October 18.

The Seattle Times reported on Friday:
A chronic crew shortage at Washington State Ferries suddenly became a transportation debacle Friday, when the nation’s largest ferry system was forced to reduce service on seven of its 10 routes, while preparing for weeks of missed trips and frustrated passengers.
Approximately 140 sailings were canceled Friday, and several were late, in what the agency called “a rough service day due to lack of crew.”

Reductions this dire are unprecedented for WSF, which serves as many as 24 million passengers a year. Though summer tourism peaks have passed, travelers waited three hours for a ferry at the Edmonds dock Friday, and two hours in Mukilteo as of midday…
…Another factor may be Gov. Jay Inslee’s deadline of Oct. 18 for state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or risk losing their jobs.
Rumors have circulated for weeks of sickouts, or a wave of people preparing to quit soon.
“We are aware of what is coming Oct. 18,” Fujioka said. “It’s obvious this is on the verge of becoming unsustainable — the crewing we already have.”
These callouts join the airline and air traffic controllers who have staged similar protests in recent days.

Freedom is not free.
 

marsh

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FAUCI’S EVIL: Heartless Doctor’s Policies Replicated Globally Cause 10,000 Children Deaths per Month – Drove 97 Million into Extreme Poverty

By Jim Hoft
Published October 11, 2021 at 12:32pm

The coronavirus restrictions promoted during the pandemic are pushing millions around the globe to the brink of starvation.

The global restrictions were promoted by NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. Global leaders followed his lead and implemented similar insane regulations in their countries.

Unfortunately, Fauci never had any concern for the poor and starving in America or abroad, and now we are starting to see the devastation of his decisions.

Coronavirus restrictions are leading to the death of 10,000 children a month, 50 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to World Vision the coronavirus drove 97 million people into extreme poverty in 2020.

COVID-19 drove an additional 97 million people into extreme poverty in 2020, according to World Bank estimates. More than a year into the pandemic, the World Bank stresses that “there is still much we don’t know” concerning its impact on global poverty in 2021.
Fauci funded the Wuhan lab where COVID was produced and released. Then he prescribed the most devastating and lunatic policies in world history.

Once the pandemic is over the world will understand the absolute evil in this man’s heart.

View: https://youtu.be/971jgOmT2kw
2:16 min

Some day heroes like Dr. Jay Bhattacharya will be proven right.
 

marsh

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Hundreds More Southwest Flights Canceled Monday After Brutal Weekend as Pilots Fight Covid Vax Mandate

By Cristina Laila
Published October 11, 2021 at 11:12am

Hundreds more Southwest flights were canceled Monday morning after a brutal weekend of service disruptions as pilots fight the Covid vaccine mandate.

Nearly 2,000 Southwest flights were canceled over the weekend and the cancelations continued into Monday morning.

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By Monday morning 365 Southwest flights were canceled and more than 600 were delayed.

Thousands of angry passengers were stranded due to the cancelations and Southwest went into damage control mode.

Southwest claimed the flights were canceled due to bad weather in Florida and air traffic control issues although their competitors in the region have reported far less cancelations.

Employees are on strike over the Covid vaccine mandate and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association is fighting the tyranny in court.

Bloomberg reported:
Southwest Airlines Co. pilots asked a court to temporarily block the company from carrying out federally mandated coronavirus vaccinations until an existing lawsuit over alleged U.S. labor law violations is resolved.
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association’s filing Friday also asked for an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas, claiming the carrier has continued to take unilateral actions that violate terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations.
Those steps include the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
“The new vaccine mandate unlawfully imposes new conditions of employment and the new policy threatens termination of any pilot not fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021,” the legal filing said. “Southwest Airlines’ additional new and unilateral modification of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement is in clear violation of the RLA.”
Southwest set the deadline on Oct. 4 under a federal vaccination mandate for employees of companies holding contracts with the U.S. government. Workers can seek medical or religious exemptions. The union represents 9,000 Southwest pilots.
 

marsh

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HUGE EXCLUSIVE: New Report Reveals COVID-19 Was a Planned Bioweapon by China’s People’s Liberation Army

By Joe Hoft
Published October 11, 2021 at 9:15am


Guest post by Lawrence Sellin and Anna Chen

COVID-19 was a planned bioweapon of China’s People’s Liberation Army.

Already in 2005, Colonel Ji-Wei Guo of the People’s Liberation Army’s Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China described a new type of bioweapon.

Colonel Guo rejected the clumsy, traditional biological weapons that produced mass destruction, ones that:

depend on microbiology, especially bacteriology, which uses destructive bacteria, viruses, and toxic living bodies obtained directly from the natural world. These weapons are subject to nature, are difficult to control, and have irreversible effects.”
China would use biotechnology to create new forms of designed “biotechnological weapons” that would be “controllable” and “recoverable” for which China had sole possession of the vaccine or antidote.

Such weapons would be highly contagious, but of low lethality and capable of being deployed under “pre-war” conditions. Although artificially created, the new bioweapons would retain “plausible deniability,” that is, could be attributed to a disease of natural origin.

Thus, spawned the PLA’s massive joint bioweapon development-vaccine production program, which incorporated China’s universities and their access to international knowledge and skills, particularly those from the United States.



In a 2006 follow-up article, Colonel Guo expands on his thesis, advocating the weaponization of military medicine, in order to make it:
a fighting power in addition to a tool of maintaining and strengthening the fighting power of the army–that is, forming an aggression system of biotechnology.”
Unlike weapons of mass destruction, Colonel Guo proposed that military medical scientists use biotechnology to produce weapons that target specific physiological effects on the human body:
The goal of precision injury is not necessarily to terminate a life, but to choose a degree of injury depending on the purposes of operations and the types of enemies.”
In 2006, Colonel Guo concluded:
Since war is an act of violence aiming at annihilating enemies or depriving them of resistant abilities, the modern biological techniques used for attack purposes have a more direct and precise target at humans than other methods, which will play a more important role in future military operations.”
Sometime after 2011, Colonel Guo was trained in English and sent abroad, likely for espionage purposes, although it is unclear to what country he went.

Colonel Guo and his PLA colleagues continued to promote biotechnological weapons and “bio-based war” in Chinese language military journals in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Specifically, Colonel Guo’s student, Kun Huo, in his 2013 Chinese language Master’s thesis, described the military doctrine underlying the use of “non-lethal” biowarfare agents like COVID-19:
This paper is the first to systematically put forward the thought of “non-lethal” biological warfare in which future war will focus on ultrastructural biological field and demonstrate scientifically the necessity and feasibility of the construction of “non-lethal” biological warfare.”
It is perhaps no coincidence that Colonel Guo’s home institution, the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing played an outsized role in the PLA’s coronavirus research during and immediately after the 2002-2004 SARS pandemic.

Chinese whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan claims that the COVID-19 virus originated in laboratories overseen by China’s PLA, using bat coronaviruses ZC45 and/or ZXC21 collected from Zhoushan, China, and used as the viral “backbone” for genetic engineering.

Those bat coronaviruses were originally isolated and characterized between July 2015 and February 2017 under the supervision of the Third Military Medical University and the Research Institute for Medicine of the then PLA Nanjing Military Command.

There should now be no doubt that China has had an active and extensive biological warfare program of which COVID-19 was one of its “biotechnological weapons”.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. His email address is lawrence.sellin@gmail.com. Anna Chen can be followed on Twitter @2020Gladiator
 

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Nonprofit Catholic Owned Hospital Denies Religious Exemptions to Approximately 650 Employees for COVID Vaccine …Updated

By Jim Hoft
Published October 11, 2021 at 8:20am


Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan has denied religious exemptions to approximately 650 employees for the COVID-19 vaccines.

Ascension was founded as a nonprofit Catholic system and is one of the largest private healthcare systems in the country ranking second in the United States by number of hospitals in 2019.

Ascension requires all associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19, whether or not they provide direct patient care, and whether they work at their sites of care or remotely. Ascension says on its website that it will provide its associates a process for requesting an exemption similar to the process they use for the annual influenza vaccine.
Ascension will require that all associates be vaccinated against COVID-19, whether or not they provide direct patient care, and whether they work in our sites of care or remotely. This includes associates employed by subsidiaries and partners; physicians and advanced practice providers, whether employed or independent; and volunteers and vendors entering Ascension facilities.
Our timeline for completing the vaccine series and meeting this requirement will be Nov. 12, 2021. This timing is aligned with Ascension’s annual influenza vaccination requirement and we will follow a similar implementation process. In those instances when someone may not be able to get vaccinated due to a medical condition or strongly held religious belief, Ascension will provide its associates a process for requesting an exemption similar to the process we use for the annual influenza vaccine. In addition, this requirement will be implemented in accordance with collective bargaining agreements reached between Ascension business entities and unions representing our associates.
An employee from Ascension hospital reached out to the Gateway Pundit. Here’s an excerpt from the email:
I am a current employee of an Ascension hospital in Novi MI. It is a Catholic hospital system. Myself and many others have submitted religious exemptions for the Covid vaccine. I am on a message board with approximately 650 other Ascension employees who have requested mostly religious exemptions and no one has been granted one (including me). No one! I have heard that some employees of Henry Ford (non-Catholic hospital) and Beaumont hospital have been granted some religious exemptions. For Ascension to call themselves a Catholic institution, accept the submission of religious exemptions, then to reject ALL of them, is simply unacceptable. I’d like to bring light to this situation. Please help me.
Link to ascension healthcare:
Here’s a screenshot of the denial response to religious exemptions:



Also, this is what you had to agree to in order to submit your request.
I also understand that should I fail to be immunized or granted an exemption, I will have through 5:00 p.m. November 12, 2021, to comply with the policy. I understand that should I fail to be vaccinated or granted an exemption on or before 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2021, I will be suspended pending further investigation in accordance with the Associate Coaching, Counseling and Corrective Action Guidelines. Continued failure to comply will be deemed voluntary resignation. For non-employed individuals, ongoing failure to comply may result in removal from the premises and/or cessation of services.


UPDATE– This is not just happening in Michigan.

From a TGP reader:
I read your story about religious exemptions to covid vaccine mandates being denied to employees of Ascension Hospitals in Michigan. I can confirm that this is true and not limited to Michigan. I work for an Ascension Hospital in the Indianapolis area and had my religious exemption denied with an email that was verbatim to the one you published. I’ve also talked with close friends and relatives who have applied for religious exemptions from Ascension and every last one has been denied with an identical email. It appears that Ascension seems to be categorically denying religious exemptions nationwide.
 

flying screwdriver

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I heard a local blurb about this FDA EUA request.
Polyclonal long-lasting antibodies offering protection comparable to a vaccine for a YEAR.
AND, its NOT dependent on a strong immune response.

In a normal world this would be trumpeted as a MIRACLE.
In this one...are they blacking out this achievement so people will get vaxxed instead of waiting for this?

AstraZeneca seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 antibodies isolated at VUMC

The global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Oct. 5 it has requested emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a long-acting antibody combination originally developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to protect against COVID-19.

If the EUA is granted, the combination of long-acting monoclonal antibodies, called AZD7442, would be the first to be given to prevent symptoms of COVID-19 and serious illness in people who are infected by the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2

The EUA application is based on results of a phase 3 clinical trial, which showed that AZD7442 reduced the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 by 77% compared to placebo. Importantly, the trial included immunocompromised and chronically ill adults in whom vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 may not provide sufficient protection against COVID-19.

“This single-shot prevention is likely to be a game changer for at-risk patients,” James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center who led the research effort, said when the clinical trial results were released in August.
 

marsh

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Factcheck: Dr. Fauci’s Claim that the “Highly Effective and Safe Vaccine” Prevents Individual from Getting Infected with COVID-19 is FALSE (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published October 11, 2021 at 7:39am


Dr. Fauci in his recent interview with David Westin of Bloomberg said that the ‘highly effective and safe vaccine’ will help prevent individuals from getting infected with the COVID-19.

We all know this is absolutely ‘false.’

You truly cannot trust a single word this man says. His statements today are completely contradicted by his statements from yesterday and tomorrow. He continues to rewrite science on a whim that is not based on anything but the words from his mouth.

Before we go to his recent interview, let’s look at the real science and facts. The Gateway Pundit previously reported cases where fully vaccinated people are more prone to COVID-19 than unvaccinated individuals.

The latest numbers from the UK reveal the COVID infection rates among the vaccinated people now exceed the unvaxxed in every age group over 30.

This has CLEARLY become an epidemic of the vaccinated, not the unvaccinated.

You can read the rest here: An Epidemic of the Vaccinated: Latest UK Data Shows Rate of Infection Among Vaxxed Exceeds Unvaxxed in Every Age Group Over 30



Even in Singapore, the Ministry of Health reported a major increase in breakthrough infections of COVID-19 for four straight days despite being ranked Number 5 in the world in vaccination rate. Over 80 percent of the country is vaccinated for COVID-19.

As of the 8th of October 2021, at 12pm, Singapore’s Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 3,590 new cases of COVID-19 infection, an increase from the 3,483 cases on Thursday. This is the highest recorded number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. You can read the rest here: COVID-19 Infection Rates Soar in Singapore Despite the Country Having One of Highest Vaccination Rates in the World at 83%



Also, new data released by a government-funded project revealed that the majority of those 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65+ who are fully vaccinated were infected by COVID-19. This means that transmission may be primarily occurring by vaccinated individuals. You can read the rest here: New Data from Department of Defense ‘Project Salus’ Shows Waning Immunity from COVID-19 Vaccine to its 5.6 Million Vaccinated Medicare Beneficiaries

The data below shows that out of the 80% vaccinated population 65 years and older, an estimated 71% of COVID-19 cases occurred in fully vaccinated individuals.



The data below shows that the vaccine effectiveness decreases over time. It shows that the breakthrough infections are higher after 5-6 months of receiving the vaccine compared to 3-4 months post-vaccination.



Even the CDC Director and liberal mouthpiece Dr.Rochelle Walensky told Wolf Blitzer that the COVID vaccine cannot prevent the transmission of the disease.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1423758644143869965
.26 min

During his recent interview with David Westin, Fauci was asked if there’s a new pill coming down the pipe. Fauci replied:

“Well if you have a pill that looks promising. Why should you get vaccinated?

That in so many respects David is a false narrative because the vaccine prevents you from getting infected, prevents you from getting clinical disease. And we know that we have highly effective and safe vaccines. So even if you have a pill that gives you 50 percent greater chance of not going to the hospital or even dying it is always something that’s common sense when you say it. It is always better not to get infected than to get infected and having to get treatment that goes for any disease certainly for Covid-19.”

Watch:

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