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    OriginalSteve

    This is cool – regenerating spinal cords after injury

    https://cen.acs.org/materials/biomaterials/Supramolecular-polymers-treat-spinal-cord-injury-in-mice/99/web/2021/11

    “To treat spinal cord injury in mice, the researchers injected an aqueous solution of the supramolecular polymer into a mouse’s spinal cord. When they come in contact with the spinal cord, the nanofibers form a hydrogel that mimics the spinal cord’s extracellular matrix.

    “Mice who received supramolecular polymers with the right combination of motion-control sequences for the two signaling peptides had much more nerve fiber regrowth, blood vessel formation, and functional recovery than ones who received polymers that restricted signal mobility.

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    Ian1946

    What a surprise, just as the first real vaccine novavax is almost approved, Pfizer suddenly has an anti viral pill which I believe is already approved.

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      The Pfizer pill was announced weeks if not 3 month ago. There is no “suddenly”

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        Forrest Gardener

        Yes but as some medications get the express announcement/approval cycle, others are apparently permanently in the parking lot buried in red tape.

        Once certainty is that the populace will never know the truth.

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          Ian

          “Yes but as some medications get the express announcement/approval cycle, others are apparently permanently in the parking lot buried in red tape.”

          Can you not see the contradiction in that statement?

          How can you possibly know that there are medications buried in red tape?

          If they’re buried their existence obviously will not be known and if their existence is known then they clearly are not permanently buried.

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            Bozotheclown

            How can you possibly know that there are medications buried in red tape?

            Obviously you are referring to Ivermectin Ian????

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            Bozotheclown

            and the “contradiction” is in your own mind because “buried” does not describe depth of burial. Get it?

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      Graeme+P.

      Street name is “I can’t believe it’s not Ivermectin”

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      OldOzzie

      Coronavirus world: Novavax files for EU Covid vaccine approval

      Pharmaceutical giant Novavax is seeking authorisation of its vaccine for use in the EU as Sweden introduces a Covid pass amid surging cases in Europe.

      Pharmaceutical giant Novavax has applied for authorisation for their coronavirus vaccine in the EU with a decision possible “within weeks”, Europe’s drugs regulator said Wednesday local time.

      The jab, if approved, would be the fifth authorised for use within the EU — the other four are made by BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

      The vaccine’s assessment, which goes under the brand name Nuvaxovid, would be carried out “under an accelerated timeline”, the European Medicines Agency said.

      An opinion on the marketing authorisation could be issued within weeks “if the data submitted are sufficiently robust and complete to show the efficacy, safety and quality of the vaccine”, the medicines watchdog said.

      “If EMA concludes that the benefits of Nuvaxovid outweigh its risks in protecting against Covid-19, it will recommend granting a conditional marketing authorisation,” it said.

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      Leo G

      We will have a choice of two oral treatments if we test positive for Covid-19 and don’t want to risk therapeutic neglect in a Covid hospital CCU- Pfizer’s PAXLOVID + RITONAVIR or Merck’s MOLNUPIRAVIR. Expected Australian pricing for a 5-day course only AUD$1,500. Don’t forget your Covid contact tracing subscription.

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      tonyb

      The good news, Astra Zenecca say they have developed a very effective anti viral against Covid.

      https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1523203/astrazeneca-covid-antibody-treatment-drug-effective-coronavirus-trial-results

      The not so good news is that to be effective it needs to be given within 3 days of symptoms appearing. As symptoms in the early stages can be easily confused with a whole host of other ailments I suppose a rapid test would be needed to conform covid as soon as you start to feel unwell

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    OriginalSteve

    And here we go, exactly as predicted….as G*tes said would happen….climate lockdowns.

    Its possible, that once precedence has been set for a climate based lockdown to occur in one country, and we have a global population conditioned to accept brutal covid lockdowns, and given that the covid and greenism are run by the same earth worshipping Elite, expect to see more economy killing climate lockdowns…to protect the planet of course. Humans to the Elite appear to be considered as “cattle” to be “managed”. But sime humans are more equal than others.

    Time to push back….

    https://news.sky.com/story/india-authorities-considering-new-delhi-lockdown-to-cut-dangerous-air-pollution-levels-12470667

    “Some coal-based power plants have been closed, but India’s top court is considering implementing a lockdown – a first of its kind in the country – to stem pollution and not to control coronavirus infections.

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      Greg in NZ

      Nasty inversion layer smog, or as the radio news-bot droned: dirty carbon dioxide greenhouse gas pollution. What a mouthful, when simply one word would suffice: smog.

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        OriginalSteve

        Having spent a few days in Dehli, the smog is quite bad, but that is the price of progress given Indias current tech levels and population.

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          Fran

          It is not the price of progress. It is people who are still burning cow dung because they are too poor to buy wood or kerosene to cook on. (Grew up in India and visited later)

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      Indian cities have had pollution lockdowns for years.

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      David Maddison

      I believe a lot of smog in Indian cities comes from auto-rickshaws or “tuk tuks” which typically use 2 stroke motors which are quite polluting or in some places they use compressed natural gas which is less polluting.

      When you read reports about this in the Leftist media it is apparent that there is great confusion between pollution in the form of tuk tuk emmisions that cause photochemical smog (which is a bad thing) and “carbon” (sic) emissions which are also erroneously classified as pollution.

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      Smog is real and has nothing to do with climate or CO2. These are not climate lockdowns.

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      As I wrote recently about, the unvaxxed will be protected, while the vaxxed infect among themseves.

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      Ian1946

      Indeed Peter, once virus carrying Victorians flood the Gold and Sunshine Coasts we will again be in lockdown. I will not be visiting or patronising any Pub, Cafe, or Club in the near future.

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        Broadie

        Chill! Its summer.
        The only reason the positive tests will increase will be that there is more tests being performed. Panic will be by decree. No decree , not tests, no panic.

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      Countries like Austria or Germany changed free testing to payable, because so many are vaxxed, result, no tests, and wonder now about increasing “cases”. On the other hand, they ignore known drugs, or even bann them and wonder once more about increasing “cases”.
      Further they were longtime, much to long convinced, the vacces inhibits spread of the virus. They really coudn’t imagine that break-troughs may exist, it was seen as part of conspiracy theories.

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        OldOzzie

        Compliance and enforcement

        If you suspect non-compliance in relation to therapeutic goods, you can report illegal or questionable practices online to the TGA.

        The TGA also encourages the reporting of suspected non-compliant advertising.

        If you have concerns about health practitioners, please notify the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency(link is external) (AHPRA).

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      RickWill

      In Victoria, Dan’s pandemic bill looks like a dead heat in the senate. So it may not eventuate.

      I think the bill is needed to continue to limit the activities available to the unvaccinated.

      With daily cases in Victoria around 1000 and daily deaths mostly single digit the state of emergency has to end on the 15th of December.

      It is evident that the delta strain requires at least 80% of the population vaccinated or acquired immunity to get an infection rate under 1. Australia is one of only a handful of countries near that level.

      The performance of Israel has often been touted as bad despite having very high level of vaccination. Well Australia is now well past Israel in the level of vaccinations:
      https://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/?chart=countries-normalized&highlight=Israel&show=highlight-only&y=both&scale=linear&data=vaccinePeople&data-source=merged&xaxis=right&extra=Australia#countries-normalized

      Israel is now down to 430 daily cases and averaging 3 daily deaths but that has been achieved through a combination of vaccines and acquired immunity. Israel has recorded 14% of the population having had Covid compared with only 0.07% in Australia.

      There are enough adults in Australia getting the jab to avoid having to go down to children. Given the relative risks of the vaccine versus contracting Covid for children it would be good if they did not need to be vaccinated.

      The death rate in the EU countries is inversely related to their level of vaccination:
      Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Sweden have very low death rates. Bulgaria, Romania and Latvia have much higher death rates:
      https://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/?chart=countries-normalized&highlight=Portugal&show=eu27&y=both&scale=linear&data=deaths-daily-7&data-source=merged&xaxis=right&extra=#countries-normalized

      https://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/?chart=countries-normalized&highlight=Portugal&show=eu27&y=both&scale=linear&data=vaccineFully&data-source=merged&xaxis=right&extra=Australia#countries-normalized

      Austria only has 64% of the population fully vaccinated. That is not enough to permit full mobility and reducing infection rate. The public health demands that unvaccinated need to be segregated to avoid overloading hospitals. Hospital demand is skyrocketing in Austria:
      https://covid19.healthdata.org/austria?view=resource-use&tab=trend&resource=all_resources

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        RossP

        If the “vaccines” wanes after only a couple of months you can hardly call it fit for purpose. Even Fauci has said recently they are “not performing as advertised”

        So all the Victorians and other Aussies who got the jab early (say 4-5 months ago) are effectively unvaccinated now.

        https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2114228

        “CONCLUSIONS
        These findings indicate that immunity against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 waned in all age groups a few months after receipt of the second dose of vaccine.”

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          OriginalSteve

          Notice how the media message has been shaped to discredit and ignore treatments ( e.g. Ivermectin used effectively in places like India ), but instead locks Australia into a dance of the vaccine…

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          RickWill

          These findings indicate that immunity against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 waned in all age groups a few months after receipt of the second dose of vaccine.”

          A good reason to line up for the booster. Some ill-informed here are under the impression that multiple dose vaccines are unusual. Most people living in Australia have had 4 doses of the polio vaccine:

          Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is recommended and funded under the National Immunisation Program as a primary schedule of 3 doses at 2, 4 and 6 months of age. A booster dose is recommended at 4 years of age.

          Multiple doses and boosters are common with many vaccines.

          Tetanus vaccination is another multiple dose regime:
          Infants and children are recommended to receive tetanus-containing vaccine in a five-dose schedule given at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months of age, and 4 years of age. A booster dose of tetanus-containing vaccine is recommended for adolescents between 11 and 13 years of age.

          A tetanus-containing vaccine booster is recommended for all adults at 50 years of age and at 65 years of age if it is more than 10 years since the last dose.

          I make that 8 doses for tetanus and you will almost certainly be recommended a dose after standing on a rusty nail that punctures the skin.

          People banging on about Covid boosters being unusual for vaccinations simply demonstrate their fading memory.

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            Raving

            Despite claims to otherwise, ICU admission and death remain coupled to infection rate. Rising infections result in rising ICU submission and subsequent death.

            Surprisingly vaccinated or unvaccinated is neither here nor there in that regard.

            The rising infection rate in very heavily vaccinated countries is worrisome

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            TedM

            Tetanus boosters, once every 10 years. Covid 19 boosters, once every six months.
            Also something that escapes your thinking is that an individual is only exposed to tetanus pathogen when experiencing an injury under a specific circumstance. Covid19 is in most countries now endemic, and will be the same in Oz ultimately. It is being exposed to the pathogen during a period of waning immunity that will likely produce immune escape. Something else that escapes your thinking RW is that you are comparing a communicable disease with one that is not communicable. Not even close to apples and oranges.

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              Analitik

              Terrific post, TedM.

              The other differences are the pathetic leakiness of the Covid vaccines and the massive numbers of adverse effects reported vs all other vaccines that have ever been widely approved and used.

              The Covid vaccines are much closer in safety, efficacy and longevity to agricultural vaccines used for short term conditions like feedlots and shipping prior to slaughter. Up until now, human vaccines have been held to far more rigorous standards hence the very long development, testing and approval processes times. While the gene therapy techniques may have shortened the development period, they did not affect the testing and approval processes yet these were similar rushed.

              The spike protein was a stupid choice as the antigen due to both toxicity and the mutability with regard to the structure of the virions. Any level of diligence in the testing and approval processes would have picked this up. That they were given emergency authorisations and remain in use shows a complete failure in all the monitoring bodies, either through incompetence or complicity.

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            tonyb

            Rick

            I read your comment then guessed how many red thumbs it would attract. 22 against and 5 green ones. Its early yet but could this be a new sport with money wagered on the result after say 5 days?

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            KP

            “Infants and children are recommended to receive tetanus-containing vaccine in a five-dose schedule given at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months of age, and 4 years of age. A booster dose of tetanus-containing vaccine is recommended for adolescents between 11 and 13 years of age.

            A tetanus-containing vaccine booster is recommended for all adults at 50 years of age and at 65 years of age if it is more than 10 years since the last dose.

            I make that 8 doses for tetanus and you will almost certainly be recommended a dose after standing on a rusty nail that punctures the skin.”

            I am astounded that parents would put that much poison into their children! It certainly explains the modern maladies like ADHD, lack of sex drive & confused genders and the general uselessness of modern youth.

            I think changing countries three times let our kids dodge this danger. Certainly the whole world has been captured by the Covid Contracts and official medicine will not go outside the big 5 pharma companies. Endless vaccines for your whole life!

            We will see who is not commenting on Jo’s blog in 18months.. The vaxxed or the Control Group..

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        Serp

        A person wishes to “limit the activities available to the unvaccinated” without enumerating the ways in which that class of person endangers the community; I can neither approve nor disapprove of your views until some reasoning is brought to light –I suspect there is none.

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          OriginalSteve

          I think its worth keeping in mind that from the powers that be perspective, that
          “no vaccine” = “no compliance”

          Compliance to thier agenda seems to be why they double down on people who dont really present an infection risk ( e.g. the unvaxxed ) but present a clear threat to the agenda lest they encourage others to think independently.

          All is a form of power play it seems.

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        Raving

        Check out Iceland

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          Analitik

          Gibraltar has a vaccination rate of 2.67 per head of population and has just canceled all Christmas celebrations

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        OldOzzie

        Failed pandemic Bill’s massive impact on Covid rules

        If the Andrews government’s pandemic Bill fails to pass, it may spark a chain of events that will make enforcing restrictions and mandatory vaccinations difficult.

        The state government could have just two weeks to reach agreement with concerned crossbench MPs in order to force through what is expected to be a hugely revamped pandemic management Bill.

        If the Bill is defeated, deadlocked or delayed on Thursday, the government will face a ticking clock before the current state of emergency – which cannot be extended – expires on December 15.

        There is only one sitting week scheduled, November 30 to December 2, before that date. But in order to get the Bill through, the government will likely need to make major concessions, such as allowing tougher oversight powers.

        If the government cannot compromise and the state of emergency expires, it will be unable to enforce Covid measures beyond mid-December.

        Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes has this week acknowledged that could have “significant effects”, including on mandatory vaccination rules.

        From the Comments

        Donuts Dan locks down Victoria with three cases and fully opens up when cases hover around one thousand Clearly his best health advice data and modelling were all rubbish The only modelling that he’s concerned about now would be polling surveys Don’t forget don’t forgive

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        Destroyer D69

        Andrews is the composer and conductor of the “Theatre”Media reports that the Andrews “Enabling” act will be watered down in response to public concerns…… Dan Andrews is playing you like a 10 cent violin!!!!!! Ambit game rule 101, Want a $10.00 rise, ask for $30.00 and after the hue and cry goes up, reluctantly agree to settle for $15.00.The suckers have been conned again!!!!!! Please reject this in its totality. NO COMPROMISE.

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        Bozotheclown

        Rick Will, this last comment of yours puts you in the category of “deeply clueless”. Knowing that we were lead to believe in something like herd immunity (now a ridiculous lie as a concept) and jab rapidly failing efficacy, none are true. You are blindly supporting a failed public health program.

        No herd, no “vaccine”. What have you got? B. S.

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      Ian

      “If this is the fete for us whenever we have a resurgence of the virus then I’ll just stay at home. ”

      Surely you would not want to miss the fete?

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    Forrest Gardener

    Fascinating to see the powers that be playing a completely one dimensional game with a 100% focus on injections when it comes to civil liberties.

    Not that anybody in a position of power will be swayed but how about introducing infected status into the discussion. Some infections can be detected with a simple thermometer reading of the forehead. For more critical situations a rapid flow test is sufficient.

    And perhaps, just perhaps some brave soul within the bureaucracy or even a journalist might ask how approvals of anti-viral medications are coming along.

    The psychological term for the day is functional fixedness otherwise known as the hive mind.

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      RickWill

      one dimensional game with a 100% focus on injections when it comes to civil liberties.

      This comment displays a self-centred outlook. The other dimension is public health. Austria is in a public health crisis with unvaccinated people filling hospital beds.

      The Austrian government will be looking at the highly vaccinated places in Europe like Spain and Portugal compared with the low vaccinated countries like Romania and Bulgaria. It is clearly evident that the highly vaccinated countries have declining cases, declining deaths and reduced hospital load.

      Herd immunity for the delta variant needs 80% of the population carrying anti-bodies. Australia is still well below that.

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        Raving

        Icelsnd has one of the highest vaccination rates yet cases are exploding

        https://tinyurl.com/uz87p47f

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          Raving

          Denmark too.

          One really has to wonder why. These countries are more heavily vaccinated than Israel, the UK or Germany

          https://tinyurl.com/y8t2275k

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            Tel

            Right now the deaths in Denmark are significantly lower than they were back in January … and overall Denmark are still far better than most of Europe in terms of deaths-per-capita which is probably the most important metric.

            Yes the case load is shooting up right now, but I think that contains a fair percentage of younger people, and if hardly anyone is ending up dead then overall probably a good thing to get it over with. I agree though that vaccination is not stopping people from catching COVID, and any reduction in the chance of catching COVID is quite temporary.

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              Raving

              https://tinyurl.com/ta6jxpc

              Don’t forget to account for saturation in case reporting rate

              The death rate per infection persists

              A much steeper drop in death rate was expected.

              Assume similar ratios for ICU admission

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              Raving

              They are reimposing lockdowns in Europe because hospitals are filling up and deaths will surely follow on too.

              Vaccination was supposed to have solved this problem but the linkage between infection-hospitalization-death remains somewhat the same regrettably.

              What can becsaid of the the vaccination is that breakthrough is much less likely and progerssion to hopitalization is somewhat less likely and chances of death is reduced.

              A person still doesn’t want to be infected with Covid. Distancing is still required to attenuate waves of infection

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              Bozotheclown

              Ok fair comment Tel but what about herd immunity? Real or most likely not. Simply a concept to sell more jabs.

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                Tel

                Any country that can achieve large numbers of cases with not many ending up dead is on the path to herd immunity.

                We can argue about how is best to achieve that, but right now this scenario is the best we can hope for.

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              tonyb

              In the UK the overwhelming number of cases are in the young, especially teens. The case numbers are also largely a result of the number of tests made which in the UK has often been up to 10 times higher than France or Germany.

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                This is why. Hope I’m getting this right Tony. The Meeting of giant virologists- comment at video 31.01

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP31cfD3YOY&t=1761s&ab_channel=VejonHealth

                The issue is that the vaccination is creating the risk-not their fault- but the real risk is not being generated by the unvaccinated generating broad based immunity but it’s the vaccinated receiving the very focused spike vaccinesthat have a common epitode structure, and are living through selective pressure, Evolution, to escape those epitodes that are present. Hope I got this, well beyond my pay grade.

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        Kalm Keith

        Rick,

        It seems that Stockholm is still a problem.

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        RickWill
        November 18, 2021 at 9:16 am · …….. Austria is in a public health crisis with unvaccinated people filling hospital beds.

        I seem to recall Australia was in a public health crisis before Covid with full hospital beds and patients on gurny’s in corridoors and stuck in ambulances in the car park !
        Australia will always be in a public health crisis because it is run by a pack of gibbons with 5hit for brains.!

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    beowulf

    On the Schwab / WEF metastasis amongst us.

    Klaus Schwab’s School For Covid Dictators, Plan for ‘Great Reset’

    https://alethonews.com/2021/11/12/klaus-schwabs-school-for-covid-dictators-plan-for-great-reset/

    In 1992 Schwab established the Global Leaders for Tomorrow school, which was re-established as Young Global Leaders in 2004.

    The very first class in 1992 included Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Tony Blair.

    Other “notables”:
    • Jacinda Ardern
    • Emmanuel Macron
    • Sebastian Kurz, recent Chancellor of Austria
    • Viktor Orbán
    • Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission
    • Annalena Baerbock, the leader of the German Greens who is still in the running to be Merkel’s successor
    • California Governor Gavin Newsom
    • Current MIA US Secretary of Transportation Peter Buttigieg
    • Bill Gates
    • Jeff Bezos

    The author points out that very few graduates of the Global Leaders School list it on their CVs — just as Greg Hunt now avoids doing.

    “Another thing that the Global Leaders graduates have in common is that most of them have very sparse CVs apart from their participation in the program prior to being elevated to positions of power, which may indicate that it is their connection to Schwab’s institutions that is the decisive factor in launching their careers.

    Emmanuel Macron and Peter Buttigieg, were selected for the school less than five years ago, which means it is possible they have been regularly attending Young Global Leaders-related programs while in political office and may in fact still be attending them today.

    Wolff mentions that Global Leaders alumnus Bill Gates, for example, had long been doing business with Pfizer, through his Foundation’s public health initiatives in Africa since long before the pandemic began. Perhaps not coincidentally, Gates has become one of the foremost champions of lockdowns and the Covid vaccines since they became available, and The Wall Street Journal has reported that his Foundation had made approximately $200 billion in “social benefits” from distributing vaccines before the pandemic had even begun. One can only imagine what its vaccine profits are today.”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-gates-the-best-investment-ive-ever-made-11547683309

    In 2012, Schwab and the WEF founded yet another institution, the “Global Shapers Community,” which brings together those identified by them as having leadership potential from around the world who are under 30. Approximately 10,000 participants have passed through this program to date, and they regularly hold meetings in 400 cities.

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      Greg in NZ

      Note that after the Ides of March (15 March 2019) moss qattacks in Christchurch, NZ, Jacinda Ardern YGL teamed up with Emmanuel Macron YGL and Mark Zuckerberg YGL to surveil/police online thoughtcrime, ably assisted by the two go-ogle alphabet lads, Sergey Brin YGL and Larry Page YGL. Mere coincidence I’m sure.

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        Simon

        That’s a rewrite of history. Ardern, Macron et. al. called the summit to pressure the social media giants to stop hate speech and video proliferating on their platforms. It was moderately successful, Zuckerburg, Brin & Page realised that having a terrorist live-streaming his attacks was unacceptable.

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      RossP

      Victor Orban seems to be the only one the list above, that saw through all the BS.

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    beowulf

    Don’t know if this has been posted previously.
    These are the real heroes, not the war dead of Canada.

    https://twitter.com/jonkay/status/1459209861246431237

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    OldOzzie

    Negative Vaccine Effectiveness Isn’t a New Phenomenon – It Turned Up in the Swine Flu Vaccine

    The Daily Sceptic has for some time been reporting on the apparent negative vaccine effectiveness visible in raw U.K. health data. Despite some age ranges now showing that the vaccinated are more than twice as likely to get Covid as the unvaccinated, this is routinely adjusted out, leading UKHSA to un-intuitively claim that the vaccines are still highly effective even against symptomatic disease.

    A recent post by new contributor Amaneunsis explains the Test Negative Case Control approach (TNCC) used by authorities and researchers to adjust the data, and demonstrates that while a theoretically powerful way to remove some possible confounders, it rests on an initially reasonable-sounding assumption that vaccines don’t make your susceptibility to infection worse:

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      RickWill

      If I was unvaccinated and living in the UK, I would opt out of society like most of the unvaccinated are already doing simply to reduce my exposure. THe vaccinated people are far less cautious.

      The latest weekly report on the deaths in the UK show why an unvaccinated person should avoid exposure:
      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1032859/Vaccine_surveillance_report_-_week_45.pdf

      Table 6 provides a summary of the relative risk of dying from Covid:
      5-fold higher for 30-39 if unvaccinated
      3.9X for 40-49
      5.4X for 50 to 59
      4.1X for 60-69
      3.1 for 70 to 79

      These are all on a population basis. Despite and measures taken by the unvaccinated to avoid Covid they are still around 4X time more likely to die of Covid.

      UK no longer has the hospitals under the strain they were and are happy to let the unvaccinated make their own choices about staying uninvolved in society.

      UK is in a slow burn toward herd immunity. Rather than just getting everyone vaccinated, the country is acquiring herd immunity at 100,000 people per week – mostly under 18yo. The ratio of cases over weeks 41 to 44 is 298k under 18yo unvaccinated to just 806 vaccinated. Fortunately not may under 18yo olds die but they are good it sharing the virus around and giving it to their parents.

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        I will be 69 years old on Sunday the 21st of November and I remain unvaccinated by these experimental gene therapy emergency approved drugs. I am not against vaccinations per se as I have been vaccinated over the years. For Polio, Smallpox, Measles, etc. You name it. I simply rely upon my “top notch” Immune System for now. And, I have not opted out of Society. Rather, I have had to follow some silly health orders. I have not had the Flu since I was 22 years old and I rarely get a Cold – Just sniffles and a runny nose every now and then. I did read that alcohol helps to prevent anyone getting this Virus thingy. So, I do get a hangover every now and then. A small price to pay methinks…………………..

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          I’m glad you are so healthy. You may not have faced a Bioweapon before. I hope you have more tools in your arsenal than hope and red wine.

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          TedM

          Well I’ve recently turned 75 John and am unvaccinated against covid19, but am vaccinated against almost everything else. However I have an arsenal of legally obtained across the counter medications, all of which have been demonstrated in studies to have efficacy in reducing the severity of Covid19 illness. Quercetin+bromelain, EGCG (zinc ionophores), Zinc, Asprin (anti thrombotic), N acetyl l-cysteine (immune modulator), Cetrezine (anti histimine also been demonstrated to reduce cytokines), Anti-inflammatries (both pharmaceutical and natural), mouth-wash and gargle to reduce viral load in the mouth and throat, and Fess to reduce it in the sinuses, vitamins D3, K2, C and magnesium. I guess that I can always get some horse paste if I need it.

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          Analitik

          Good on you John. While your age makes you in a more vulnerable bracket of the population, your healthy lifestyle and attitude means the odds of surviving an infection are overwhelmingly in your favour.

          I’m glad to hear of others not cowering in fear over what is generally a very survivable disease.

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        Leo G

        Despite and measures taken by the unvaccinated to avoid Covid they are still around 4X time more likely to die of Covid.

        Not so- you have misinterpreted the data. You have assumed that the risk of dying of Covid is unrelated to actually being infected. The table indicated that vaccinated individuals were far more likely to get infected.
        Adjusting the numbers accordingly:-
        3.6-fold higher for 30-39 years if unvaccinated;
        1.7X for 40-49;
        2.5X for 50 to 59;
        1.9X for 60-69;
        1.7X for 70 to 79;
        2X for 80+

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          RickWill

          No cigar. The numbers in table 6 are are already given on a population basis for both vaccinated and unvaccinated..

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        tonyb

        I hope Boris can hold his nerve as it is the opposite of what he was told by the Health fascists who would ideally like a 24/7 lockdown.

        Things are pretty normal here in England at present with pubs restaurants and shops full. Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have all introduced vaccine passports of one sort or another and Boris is under great pressure to follow suit

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      mobihci

      we should probably wait and see where this winter leads to before jumping to conclusions on ADE etc. so far Europe has shown the highest case numbers since the pandemic began –

      https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/europe-all-time-covid-infection-record-broken-by-growing-winter-superwave/

      there is another issue that is probably more important in the end –

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8538446/
      ————
      “SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits V(D)J Recombination In Vitro ”

      from the abstract-

      “Here, by using an in vitro cell line, we report that the SARS–CoV–2 spike protein significantly inhibits DNA damage repair, which is required for effective V(D)J recombination in adaptive immunity. Mechanistically, we found that the spike protein localizes in the nucleus and inhibits DNA damage repair by impeding key DNA repair protein BRCA1 and 53BP1 recruitment to the damage site. Our findings reveal a potential molecular mechanism by which the spike protein might impede adaptive immunity and underscore the potential side effects of full-length spike-based vaccines.”
      ———-
      it is only in vitro, so more needs to be done to confirm in vivo. this is about the spike, so both virus and vaccine. there is a very good description of the findings here-

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/xRFkh5HXWOS0/

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    TdeF

    Real drama in the Victorian upper house today as Adam Somyurek returns after innoculation to be able to vote in the Legislative Council and force Daniel Andrews grab for a total dictatorship into the dustbin. His single vote could force a tie and the bill will be rejected. I wonder if he will even make it into the parliament.

    One suggestion is that Andrews will withdraw his total power bill, rather than see it defeated. Of course there are now so many players with Andrews desperate to get his ability to arrest and detain people without judicial oversight into Victorian Law. And supervised by a committee he appoints, as always. Just like China and North Korea. Pretend committees who always vote for the Dear Leader.

    The situation in Victoria is beyond belief. You can only assume he is doing the bidding of President Xi under whatever deal he struck with his illegal Belt and Road arrangement. Nothing like this has been seen in Australian history and is reminiscent of Hitler in Berlin, 1933. Concentration camps are next and I am not joking.

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      TdeF

      Of course you would have to ask why Andrews is trying to ram new legislation giving him even more absolute power after being personally responsible for the greatest number of flu deaths in Australia. Except that his select judge in his fake inquiry decided that no one at all made the decisions we all know he made. They were ‘organic’. And the same government is suing itself for damages for the decisions of Daniel Andrews. One department is suing another and no one remembers a thing, on oath.

      It’s a deadly farce as Andrews comes back from his incredible broken back story to try again for a legislated dictatorship with total undisputed power above the entire judicial system. This is far beyond Climate Change or windmills or lobsters on the docks or economic warfare by China. This is a deadly and direct grab for absolute power in Australia by China’s protege with power over 1/4 of Australia’s population. Using democracy to end democracy.

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        Sambar

        Dont forget that the premier also left the scene of a car accident to “take the children home” so they wouldnt be traumatised by the police interviewing the alleged driver, the premiers wife. As implausable as every other “excuse” he has come up with.

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          TdeF

          His answers to simple questions were studies in obfuscation. He is determined to be appointed Emperor of Victoria and perhaps this is a plan by China to destroy Australia by perverting the very institutions which control our democracy. And Daniel Andrews appears quite desperate. What is his real deal with President Xi? This even from the very left NY Times.

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            TdeF

            It’s possible that this was the real hope of releasing the virus into the West without warning, the sort of attack you make in a world of nuclear weapons. Release and deny. And destabilize the opposition. The emergency medical powers are draconian. To expand them and make them a means of governing is so obviously part of the scheme. One day Andrews may be on trial for treason.

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              TdeF

              Breaking news from Avi Yemini

              “It’s no surprise that the vote has now been delayed after the news sent the Andrews’ government into a spin!”

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      beowulf

      Did you see what kickbacks the Greens, the Animal Justice Party and the “Reason” Party extracted from Andrews as payment for supporting his tyrannical Bill?

      Each minor party was happy to commit its fellow Victorians to a permanent state of subjugation by decree as long as it was gifted its 30 pieces of ideological silver for whatever crackpot schemes it is pushing.

      https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/the-australian-on-bribes-extracted-by-vics-upper-house-cross-bench-to-pass-andrews-enabling-act.html

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      Serp

      inoculation

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      TdeF

      Breaking news from Avi Yemini

      “It’s no surprise that the vote has now been delayed after the news sent the Andrews’ government into a spin!”

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      Nothing like this has been seen in Australian history and is reminiscent of Hitler in Berlin, 1933. Concentration camps are next and I am not joking.

      I agree – & I can’t believe I am even saying that. This situation is just so dystopian. I keep thinking that Andrews is affected by maybe painkilling drugs for his back.

      Silly me! But the prospect of the above is just so beyond our experience ………

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        Serp

        He’s put on a lot of weight.

        Having 24/7 police protection would limit one’s opportunities let alone enthusiasm for outdoor exercise.

        Maybe the premier is living a personal hell and now Somyurek has put an oar in he’ll be at his wit’s end.

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    John Connor II

    via armstrongeconomics.com

    The police and army are rising up against the government in Austria. What we need is a good old fashion military coup dragging these politicians out in some countries to put the fear of revolution in the rest of them. That is how even a Political Contagion unfolds. Only when the military and police decide to defend our way of life instead of destroying the future of their own children, will justice ever rise from the ashes.

    The police and the army have stood up and refused to enforce these health passes especially when Bill Gates has admitted that getting vaccinated does not prevent a COVID infection nor does it prevent spreading COVID. So there is no difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated.

    The Austrian military and the police are the first in the world to stand for human rights against this foreign agenda. They have come to the aid of their country in the name of “freedom and human dignity” which is really fighting a foreign invasion. The Swiss need to raid the World Economic Forum and then we will see all the evidence of how there is a coordinated global assault upon our freedoms.

    About time..for it to go global.

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    beowulf

    Dr. John Su is the US government’s top expert on reporting vaccine safety signals to the CDC and FDA.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/its-time-for-john-su-to-go

    His incompetence/corruption in failing to compute a simple number required for a proper risk-benefit analysis, has led to the needless loss of life of over 150,000 Americans.

    Su claimed in a CDC meeting that VAERS, the official database used to track adverse events, is nearly fully reported (close to 1). He’s wrong. Dead wrong. The reality is that it is extremely underreported (close to 41 per multiple estimates).

    We could not find any evidence that Dr. Su has ever computed the underreporting factor (URF) for the COVID vaccines. This is extremely troubling because the correct URF is required to compute an accurate cost-benefit analysis. Had the committees had the correct URF, these vaccines would have been stopped immediately.

    Once you have the correct URF, it is clear that the vaccines kill more people than they save for all age ranges. They are nonsensical, even if they were 100% effective. This is why Su’s error was critical: at a URF of 1, the vaccines are viable; at a URF of 41 they are nonsensical.

    A URF of 41 reveals that the true myocarditis rate for 16 year old boys is close to 1 in 325. That is not rare; it’s a train wreck. The 5 year survival rate of those kids is completely unknown. Any cardiologist who says that you have “nothing to worry about if your kid gets myocarditis from the vaccine” is lying to you. We haven’t got a clue.

    Myocarditis is the least of your worries. There are hundreds of serious safety signals from these vaccines, like death, heart attack, cardiac arrest, DVT, pulmonary embolism, intracranial hemorrhage, stroke, tinnitus, elevated cancers, latent viruses that re-emerge, blindness, aphasia, blood clots, numbness, muscle spasms, diabetes, guillain-barre syndrome, Bell’s palsy, and many more, but the CDC and FDA cannot spot any of them even those elevated 1,000X over baseline. They are inept, corrupt or both.

    Case in point: it was Israel who found the myocarditis signal, not the CDC.

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      Case in point: it was Israel who found the myocarditis signal, not the CDC.

      When I read this, I was reminded of the answer Dr. Robert Malone (inventor of the mRNA technique of antigen delivery) to the question why was he vaccinated (Moderna?) if he had any doubts (as he does now) about its safety? He replied that, at that time, there were no signals.

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        mawm

        Pfizer had the signals – raised troponin levels and that for clotting, raised D-Dimer, – but decided to not pursue them.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    Pfizer gets caught out — massaging the data from their phase 3 trial.

    All-cause mortality wasn’t looking good for the vaccinated cohort…

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/more-people-died-in-the-key-clinical

    Alex’s page links to the FDA summary: “Dose 1 through the March 13, 2021 data cutoff date, there were a total of 38 deaths, 21 in the COMIRNATY group and 17 in the placebo group. None of the deaths were considered related to vaccination.”

    I remember Peter Doshi (BMJ) reported that there were 3 COVID related deaths (one in the vaccine group; two in placebo).

    Therefore, based on those figures (20 vs 15), non-COVID deaths were 33% higher in the Vaccinated group.
    You’d think that would be significant — if you’re saving people from COVID, you don’t want to make them die of something else.
    Kind of defeats the purpose.

    So really, no overall benefit to the people in the Vaccinated group, the opposite in fact. The reduced risk of “severe illness and death from COVID-19” is dwarfed by the higher mortality risk from other causes.

    How did this data pass the sniff test? (or am I missing something?)
    There was no basis to authorize or approve Pfizer’s product. Imagine if you changed the name of it to “Elixir for Life”, and asked experts to review the trial data — having removed all mention of COVID — they could only conclude the product did more harm than good to long term survival.

    Additionally, I’d like to know how the original 44,000 trial participants are doing RIGHT NOW.
    OK, they all got vaccinated in the end — but how does their all-cause mortality rate stack up against a hypothetical population of the same number of people. They would be matched in equal proportions by gender, age, ethnicity etc.; and using pre-pandemic mortality rates.

    That’s the kind of work Insurance companies employ Actuaries to do.
    If this worldwide drama is really about HEALTH, it’s time to learn the truth…

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      I heard Norman Swan today attempting to explain away the BMJ article that has disclosed the falsification of Pfizer data from clinical trials. Swan went to great lengths to explain that the processing of data was often contracted out by many pharmaceutical companies. So, if there were many more adverse reactions than counted (which he won’t concede) then it wasn’t really Pfizer’s fault. Really??? In any case, what safeguards are legislated for THAT? If not, why not ????

      Of course he didn’t let it end there. But repeated the mantra that so many people had been vaccinated with NO side effects……………………And so…..nothing to see here….

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        Kalm Keith

        Yes, Norman Swan is the classic case of Kovid19 Stockholm Syndrome at work.

        The message he is required to put across is that we must get Vaxxinated.

        He’s got everything the ABCCCC needs; a cute foreign sounding voice, medical qualifications, and an overwhelming desire for easy money from Ita’s tree of truth.

        He won’t be looking outside the set parameters.

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    Brenda Spence

    An eyeopening read! Yesterday’s blog on Fauci and the book –

    https://www.amazon.com/Real-Anthony-Fauci-Democracy-Childrens/dp/1510766804

    gives an insight into the being that is Fauci.

    At the Amazon site you can read a few chapters free of charge but the download is only AUD $4.20. The hardback is apparently out of stock already.

    The blatant blocking of hydroxychloroquine and false evidence against it is criminal.

    The medical profession with the exception of a few, has lost its way.

    Fauci and Gates have so much astounding influence, and mainly through financial inventives that it makes me wonder whose pockets are being lined in Australia!

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      A review of Robert F Kennedy’s book of Fauci by virologist Dr Robert Malone:

      “I thought I understood what was going on from an insider POV. But this is mind-blowing. Anthony Fauci is playing precisely the strategy that he developed and tested during the HIV days. Bobby is on fire in this manuscript. The depth of information and facts, all carefully cited, is mind-blowing. It is a must-read. I think it will really help clarify what has been going down here. Thanks to the consistently dysfunctional COVID-19 response by Fauci and USG/HHS (US Government Health and Human Services Department), we have all become familiar with the terms “regulatory capture” and “Noble Lie.” The personal opinion and bias of Dr. Fauci has been repeatedly substituted for evidence-based medicine, and we are all living with the consequences. But beyond this mundane incompetence, what this book clearly documents are the deeper forces and systemic, pervasive governmental corruption, which have led us to this point. Not since the reign of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, have we seen such empire building by a corrupt, longstanding federal employee who is long past retirement age. Dr. Fauci’s apparent need to bolster a fragile ego has led to the almost complete systemic corruption of not only US HHS, but the entire world public health system. The consequences will be lasting damage to the reputation of the United States of America, US FDA, and US CDC as honest, independent guardians of public health, which has been carefully nurtured over many decades. The world is now able to clearly see that the US HHS has been captured and compromised by commercial interests. One unintended consequence of allowing and enabling this tragedy will be further erosion in domestic trust in the Public Health System, and in particular, in the entire vaccine enterprise. Global impacts are likely to include accelerating loss of trust in US and western pharmaceutical companies and regulators, and more rapid rise of Asian, Indian, and Middle Eastern pharmaceutical competitors.”
      —Robert W. Malone, MD, virologist, immunologist, molecular biologist

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    John Connor II

    China’s CCP Concealed SARS-CoV-2 Presence in China as Far Back as March 2018

    Not only was there an exceptionally large ‘flu’ rate in China in 2018/19, prior to SARS-CoV-2, but as well there was a curious pause in the 2018 flu altogether, right as carbon emissions in China plummeted to their lowest levels. Levels which were the result of an unknown-in-cause social clampdown. Curiously this constituted a flu-disappearing-act which was also observed later in western nations during their peak period of SARS-CoV-2.

    https://theethicalskeptic.com/2021/11/15/chinas-ccp-concealed-sars-cov-2-presence-in-china-as-far-back-as-march-2018/

    A lengthy article but well worth the read.

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    Tel

    If this worldwide drama is really about HEALTH …

    I think you meant to say “AS IF”.

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    OldOzzie

    Bid to extend emergency Covid controls just a blatant power grab

    The premier was right to knock back an attempt to extend the state’s Covid emergency powers but more must be done to secure our freedoms, writes James Morrow.

    Could there have been anything more dispiriting than Tuesday’s attempted power grab by the state’s Covid fetishists to extend the government’s emergency powers well into 2023?

    At first glance Premier Dominic Perrottet appears to have saved the day by saying the proposal from Health Minister Brad Hazzard would not be rubber stamped but instead worked through over summer.

    But his language — “only the health provisions that need to be extended will be extended” — was equivocal, suggesting that either he is not as pro-freedom as many had hoped, or he is in hock to moderates in his government who see the pandemic as an excuse to meddle in our lives forever.

    Already there have been some wobbles that suggest the latter might be the case.

    Although Minister for Apps Victor Dominello has said that he wants to turn QR codes off at the first opportunity, there is no indication when that might be — despite over 91 per cent of the state’s over-16s double jabbed, low and steady case numbers, and a declining number of hospital patients.

    More worrying was the change to restrictions which saw, among other things, the requirement for face masks to be worn in shops extended to December 15.

    The fact that not even Queensland, with a relatively scant 71.6 per cent double jabbed, still requires masks in retail settings tells you how scientific this is.

    Taken together, it’s a good reminder for NSW that while we may not have been abused like our compatriots to the south with their playground closures and pepper spray, the fight to get past the pandemic is about a lot more than just vaccines and treatments.

    It is also about letting those politicians (and worse, unelected health bureaucrats) who would use this crisis as a way to inflate their power and relevance know that their time is up.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1032859/Vaccine_surveillance_report_-_week_45.pdf

    “… recent observations from UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) surveillance data that N antibody levels appear to be lower in individuals who
    acquire infection following 2 doses of vaccination.

    — in other words, vaccination spoils your chance of achieving good quality Natural Immunity after a “breakthrough” infection. Good news for the vax-pushers I guess, people will have to keep lining up for their “booster”.

    Also from the report (figure 5): almost all blood donors (98%) have antibodies to the Spike protein — and a fifth have antibodies to another SARS-CoV-2 protein, indicating Natural Immunity gained through infection.

    If the vaccines are worthy of the name, the UK must be at Herd Immunity right now ?!

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      OriginalSteve

      If you go back and look at week 36 to 45 you will find what appears to be an interesting trend of negative immunity.

      I posted on this a few weeks back, and that was only up to week 40, by now its possibly even more pronounced.

      Probably will see notable uptick in cancers.

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    OldOzzie

    Chinese military now set for invasion of Taiwan, says Hill commission

    Buildup of China’s nuclear forces ‘unprecedented,’ could assist coercion

    China‘s military now is capable of a full-scale invasion of Taiwan and has added new missiles and amphibious ships to the People’s Liberation Army for an attack on the island democracy, according to the latest annual report of a congressional China commission.

    Additionally, the standoff between China and Taiwan has become unstable because the ability of the U.S. military to deter a Chinese attack is now in a period of “dangerous uncertainty,” the report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission concluded.

    China, which insists Taiwan is part of its sovereign territory, also has rapidly increased the number of intermediate-range missiles targeting the self-governing island state from 30 to 200 over the past several years. New amphibious ships have been added to the Chinese navy and civilian vessels are being prepared to move troops across the 100-mile-waterway in a potential future invasion.

    The panel noted that a People’s Liberation Army invasion would be a high-risk operation for Beijing, but it would include cyberattacks, missile strikes and a blockade, with an initial invasion force of some 25,000 troops.

    “Given these developments, it has become less certain that U.S. conventional military forces alone will continue to deter China‘s leaders from initiating an attack on Taiwan,” the report said.

    The growing danger of a war over Taiwan is among the key findings of the 551-page annual report, which also warns that China‘s rapid expansion of nuclear forces has increased the danger of a nuclear war.

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      el+gordo

      Its a beat-up, Joe and Xi had a heart to heart on the issue of Taiwan. They both agreed that there will be peace in our time.

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    beowulf

    This study gives a new meaning to herd immunity.

    AI tool predicts top animals likely to spread Covid

    https://www.rt.com/news/540560-ai-predict-animals-covid19/

    … researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York developed the machine learning tool to figure out which animals had the particular ACE2 protein that the coronavirus was most likely to latch onto.
    … narrowed it down to 540 mammalian species.

    Some of its predictions have been previously documented as transmission risks, for instance, dogs, cats and bats, while farm animals like pigs and exotic zoo animals were surprise additions.

    Other expected additions are minks, Sunda pangolins, and 35 species of bats – which are together ranked among the top 10% of animals most likely to spread the virus, in line with lab results.

    … also ranked water buffalo, a number of primates, including gorillas and 76 rodent species as being more susceptible to infection.

    In vivo results for cattle and pigs did not confirm those two particular predictions.

    Our model estimated high zoonotic capacity for pigs (Sus scrofa, probability = 0.72, approximately 80th percentile), but in vivo studies report no detectable infection or onward transmission [38,69]. Similarly for cattle (Bos taurus), our model estimated a moderately high probability for zoonotic capacity (0.72, approximately 80th percentile), whereas in a live animal experiment, cattle were susceptible but with no onward transmission to conspecifics [61].

    So maybe only 540 non-human mammalian vectors and reservoirs of the virus.

    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2021.1651

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    PeterS

    It appears there is a major turn of events in Austria wrt my earlier post.

    The Austrian military and the police are the first in the world to stand for human rights against this foreign agenda. They have come to the aid of their country in the name of “freedom and human dignity” which is really fighting a foreign invasion. The Swiss need to raid the World Economic Forum and then we will see all the evidence of how there is a coordinated global assault upon our freedoms. Martin Armstrong.

    Austria Rises Against “Health Dictatorship”

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      PeterS

      Translation:
      Police and military refuse to control health passes in the name of “freedom and human dignity.” They will join a large demonstration against compulsory confinement on November 20, 2021 in Vienna.

      Only a few days after Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg decided to confine unvaccinated people, politicians and unions, call for a vast uprising against this freedom-killing measure, unique in the world.
      The leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) Herbert Kickl, called for a “mega-demonstration” on November 20 in Vienna.
      Shortly thereafter, Austrian Armed Forces Union (FGÖ) president Manfred Haidinger followed suit and joined in in a letter published on 14 November. He intends to “defend fundamental rights and freedoms”. The FGÖ specifies that “everyone” is authorized to demonstrate, even in the event of confinement!
      The monitoring obligation imposed by Home Secretary Karl Nehammer has already been rejected by the police union. In addition, the Union of Austrian Armed Forces announces that they will participate in this large gathering in Vienna.

      The panicked government

      It is a resounding slap in the face for the government which, according to Austrian media, is increasingly panicking.
      The chairman of the Social Democratic Trade Unions (FSG) and the Police Union, Hermann Greylinger, left no doubt in an interview that the police feel unable to carry out such checks, according to the weekly Wochenblick.
      Manfred Haidinger (FGÖ) adds in his letter: “We hereby clarify that participation in assemblies is a particularly protected legal right and that it is also taken into account in the draft ordinance currently available. Participation and travel throughout Austria is permitted. ”
      Although unvaccinated people are advised to travel by private transport.

      The letter finally recalls that “the ban on a meeting planned by citizens as well as the ban on a gathering of political parties have been declared illegal” by the Vienna Administrative Court.

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      PeterS

      I wish I could say that Dan Andrews better put in effect his escape plan but as far as I can tell the Victorian police are still following his draconian orders as though citizens rights are now defunct.

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        OriginalSteve

        Its going to end in tears….if 150,000 people march, and its ignored by Dan, then it can logically only get very ugly from here. No one wants it, but socialists dont seem to understand the word “No” , so they have to be taught.

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    dinn, bob

    “Just look behind everything and you find the World Health Org and the World Bank.”
    https://balance10.blogspot.com/2021/11/just-look-behind-everything-and-you.html

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    Destroyer D69

    Early ABC radio news today.. RBA concerned at increases in the excess quantity of currency being” out of circulation” that is an excess of real(not digital)being outside the banks.There is a concern that people are guilty of currency “hoarding” and that cash should not be in a mattress but should be in cash register drawers.News Flash from myself,The amount of cash distributed through the cash register drawers has not changed,what has changed is that we are reluctant to leave our hard earned savings at the mercy of the RBA banking predators. The value of our banked savings has already been reduced by over 90%.Having cash available for normal trading is a smart move.Could this be the first sign that the “war” on non digital transactions is about to become “Hot”???

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      Kalm Keith

      For the last couple of months I’ve made a point of ha ing an extra $500 in cash at home.

      If a million Australians did this it would remove half a billion dollars from the bank’s control.

      🙂

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      David Maddison

      The government doesn’t like currency “hoarding” as it reduces the amount they can steal from you via printing money (inflation).

      Hence, some years ago, the Australian Government was looking at a suggestion to put an expiration date on currency notes.

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        Tel

        Quite the opposite, the more people have currency saved in cash the easier it is for government money printing to create inflation and devalue those savings.

        They look for excuses to print more money and a popular one is “there isn’t enough currency” … they don’t actually believe it, they want regular people to believe it.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    For any readers who need more COVID-19 data to make their existence complete, there’s a lot of data coming out of the UK now.

    The Office of National Statistics provides a spreadsheet where you can see COVID deaths compared to All-cause deaths.

    Tables 3 and 4 make you work a bit harder, to make sense of it:
    Use your Filter if you know where to find it in your spreadsheet software. Then click on the column for Vaccination Status, for example, and select ‘Unvaccinated’ or ‘Second Dose’ or whatever, to select the data you want.
    The other column I filter by is ‘Age Group’.

    I don’t why but the under 60-year-olds are all dumped in the 10-59 category. For some reason they couldn’t do the obvious thing, and break it down like they did for the 60-69, 70-79 and 80+ groups.

    Anyway finally, I highlight the ‘Age specific rate per 100,000’ column, and use the Chart function so I can see a nice bar graph or line graph.

    Here’s the page where you can download the spreadsheet:

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathsbyvaccinationstatusengland

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    David Maddison

    The Left is all about creating divisions where there were none, or few. E.g. race, gender, religion or failure to believe in Leftist doctrinal issues like anthropogenic global warming (you can be sacked for not believing it if you work in a university or government department).

    Now an additional division is created. In Australia, the US and certain other places the Left are creating discriminatory policies against the unvaxxed who in many places, especially Australia cannot work, trade, travel, attend public events or places etc..

    In Australia, vaccination for covid is effectively compulsory.

    Vaccination for covid is an experimental medical procedure and is in violation of the Nuremberg Code.

    Hopefully we’ll one day have another Nuremberg Trials where those who are guilty of violating the Nuremberg Code will be punished.

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      Serp

      We just want our lives back unmarred by mindless restrictions calibrated by the degree of subservience we show to spurious authority.

      Punishment would be a tiresome addendum to the misfeasance we have undergone although I do find attractive the prospect of borrowing Duterte’s execution squads and running them through our houses of parliament and public service hubs.

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        It ain’t going to happen unless people en mass start to resist peacefully all the draconian rules. At the moment the exact opposite is happening, with the vast majority of the population are acting as though nothing is wrong, some of whom are already turning against the unvaccinated, including their friends and relatives. Our governments see that as a win for their march towards a dictatorship. It will be much harder to resist peacefully when that happens, which leaves only one other option. I hope it never gets that way but it’s hard to see how it can’t unless the people by and large have totally lost it.

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          el+gordo

          Go to the rally and voice your angst, alongside the workers.

          The political slogan “Workers of the world, unite!” is one of the rallying cries from The Communist Manifesto (1848). (wiki)

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            PeterS

            That would help but a far better approach that would settle the issue once and for all is for people to stop complying with the rules of the land that govern how we live. That’s the sort of peaceful resistance that changes government directions. If the vast majority of the people stop complying with the various draconian and what some people suggest are illegal commands then things would be different. The trouble is it’s very likely already too late given the vaccination rate is so high. It’s a clear barometer that shows most people are gullible, clueless and/or stupid. Yet again it shows one ought to do their own research before jumping when the government says jump.

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          Destroyer D69

          Are we approaching the “final”option ?I think the fuse has,unfortunately, been lit by our political “betters” The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over. The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.” – Author Unkown

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    So then, electrical power generation, well, it’s probably fallen off the radar now, and that’s because it’s something that is just always there, and is perceived as being always there ….. until it isn’t, and then watch the absolute helplessness of everybody, as there’s nothing you can do. It just always comes out of the proverbial ‘hole in the wall.’

    Hmm! Does Daylight Savings Time have any effect on power generation? (and there’s an obscure question, eh!)

    So, the fact that Queensland does not have daylight savings time in Summer, and when the question is brought up, (usually ever time it starts in the Southern States) it is very staunchly knocked on the head, in fact by the very people who would most support it, the ‘give the people cake’ Labor politicians, and yet it is ‘knocked back’ immediately the matter is even raised.

    The usual Peak every evening for maximum power consumption is around 6PM to 6.30PM in Summer. (In Winter it’s closer to 6.45PM to 7PM)

    That Peak is ….. EVERY evening of the year, around that time. In Spring and Autumn it’s lower because of the more benign temperatures, but those Peaks are higher in Summer and also in Winter.

    Okay then, time, and not power generation first.

    That peak is at that time no matter what State you are living in.

    The three States of largest power consumption are NSW, Queensland, and Victoria, and just those three States consume around 88% of all the generated power on the AEMO grid. (South Australia around 6.5%, and Tasmania around 5.5%)

    So, the vast bulk of that evening Peak is consumed in those three States.

    In Summer 6.30PM in NSW and Victoria is only 5.30PM in Queensland. (See the point here)

    Then one hour later, after the peak has gone down a little, the Peak arrives in Queensland.

    So, in effect, the Peak on the overall grid is lower because of that, and now spread across a longer period of time. It’s not the time element which is important here, it’s the total power required at any point in time.

    And here, we are talking of around 30,000MW for that Summer Peak, and it can go even higher than that.

    However, add in the Queensland Peak if the time was the same everywhere, and that could actually stress the grid. NSW and Victoria peak might fall by around 1000MW each, and then an extra 1000MW for the Queensland high, and what has effectively happened here is that the Peak has now been spread out and marginally lowered because of the variation in time.

    As it is now, that Peak time is when it’s all hands on deck for power generation, especially for coal fired power as it reaches its highest for the day (every day of the year) at that same time of the evening Peak.

    Those sources which can deliver power ….. for when it is actually required also all peak at that same time, Hydro, (and most of that us used in Tasmania) and all versions of Natural Gas fired power, as well as the huge supplier that coal fired power is all deliver their most at that evening Peak.

    Wind generation is whatever it is, and both versions of solar power have both dropped back to zero by the time that Peak kicks in, even in Summer.

    So, while the average daily overall contribution supplied by fossil fuelled sources is around 60% to 65%, at the critical time of that evening Peak, fossil fuels deliver 80% of the absolute total requirement at that Peak power time, with coal fired power supplying around 68% of the total.

    So, daylight saving (or the fact that it is not in place in Queensland) is in fact something that the grid gains some slight relief from, because of it.

    We can be thankful that we have (just enough mind you) coal fired power, because without it, well, that’s something not worth contemplating.

    But hey, power generation is not really important any more.

    Tony.

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    David Maddison

    Nice rant by James Morrow about how Aussies no longer support freedom, or do they? (6 mins)

    https://youtu.be/vS8ciHV6tIk

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    David Maddison

    YouTube debunker Thunderf00t debunks the Spinlaunch low cost space launch concept.

    The idea is to spin the launch mass on a centrifuge and when it has attained a velocity of about Mach 7, it is let go and the momentum will carry the object part way to orbit after which a rocket motor takes over.

    I’m not saying it can’t work but Thunderf00t highlights certain difficulties.

    It is somewhat reminiscent of Gerald Bull and Project HARP in the 1960’s to launch projectiles into space with a “space gun”.

    https://youtu.be/9ziGI0i9VbE

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    David Maddison

    A recent video by Dr John Campbell on Vitamin D and covid mortality.

    The higher the Vitamin D level, the lower covid mortality.

    A simple, cheap measure that would save lives and which is utterly ignored by government and the medical establishment.

    https://youtu.be/fbGug3rczx4

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      David Maddison

      And his very latest video on Vit D.

      https://youtu.be/V5g9AVqRsjo

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      Analitik

      The Impact of Vitamin D Level on COVID-19 Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

      The qualitative synthesis indicated that vitamin D deficient individuals were at higher risk of COVID-19 infection as compared to vitamin D sufficient patients. The pooled analysis showed that individuals with Vitamin-D deficiency were 80% more likely to acquire COVID-19 infection as compared to those who have sufficient Vitamin D levels (OR = 1.80; 95%CI: 1.72, 1.88).

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7973108/

      So where are the government ads telling people to get their vitamin D level checked and to take supplements?

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    Analitik

    The Biden administration has begun shipping oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to destinations in Asia

    About 1.6 million barrels of crude from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve — a monthly record — was shipped out in October, according to data from market intelligence firm Kpler. Three cargoes were loaded onto a supertanker in the U.S. Gulf Coast and are headed to Asia.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/record-spr-crude-leaves-u-s-gulf-coast-as-biden-mulls-release

    WTF is going on?

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      Lucky

      My guess-
      Australia is asking for some its strategic reserve, much now held in the US, to be located closer to home.

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    Analitik

    The following twitter page presents striking correlation between Covid vaccination and rises in case numbers in Gibraltar and Costa Rica plus some others. This correlation occurs within the same regions at different periods for age groups when vaccination was staged for different age brackets and in the cases of Costa Rica, Singapore and The Maldives, cases fell after vaccination stopped.

    While it cannot be taken as proof of effect, in a sane world, it would definitely warrant investigation.

    https://twitter.com/stevin2021

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    CHRIS

    So Vitamin D is the answer to the world’s COVID problem. Give me a break. Vitamin D is essential to human life, especially in relation to the Sun and its radiation absorption. But a COVID remedy? LOL LOL LOL

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    another ian

    From a comment at Chiefio

    “Interesting data from the Swedes. I also read the FDA wants a delay in releasing their FOIA’d documentation on the approval of the Vax over time to 2076?

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/another-major-red-flag-about-covid

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    Analitik

    Steve Kirch’s challenge to Gavin Newsom to release his post booster medical records has had the ante upped.

    It’s now $5 million that Kirsch will pay if Newsom’s records show he wasn’t treated for side effects.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/gavin-newsom-is-lying-about-his-vaccine

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    Strop

    Racing Victoria fines trainer Peter Moody $2,000 for comments he made about the WA Premier and border restrictions.
    I wonder how big the fine would have been if he said something that was actually controversial, or detrimental to the sport.

    [SNIP and you know why.]

    https://www.racenet.com.au/news/peter-moody-fined-2000-for-spray-at-wa-premier-mark-mcgowan-20211117

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      Strop

      [SNIP and you know why.]

      Actually I genuinely don’t know why. If I thought something I was writing was likely to be snipped then I wouldn’t write it.

      Anyway. Not that important a post. Just a bit of levity around the topic of borders and free speech.

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    BoM is reluctant to call it La Nina and this is the reason why.

    ‘At the end of October, the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean cooled to La Niña levels and the atmosphere above the Pacific was also in a La Niña state.

    ‘However, the indices that measure the ocean and atmosphere in the equatorial Pacific have both weakened below La Niña thresholds in the past fortnight.’ (Weatherzone)

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    CHRIS

    Hey everyone… let’s make Vitamin A – Z a COVID remedy. And as for “research”… seems just as sensible as the research for AGW. And David Maddison… I could not care what you think

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