As the Trumpster showed us, there really are only two kinds of people: those who care and give a dam about others, and selfish useless mouth-breathing organisms.
Shock horror: the American super-rich are helping themselves to stay that way by avoiding paying their taxes in full. This elite band of the wealthiest in society are accountable for $163bn in missing taxes each year, a US Treasury report has found.
This means that 28% of the tax gap (the disparity between how much tax is owed and how much the government receives) is accounted for by this 1%, while over half of the gap is down to the wealthiest 5% of US citizens.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out on the current situation in Afghanistan, and pointed the finger at the western nations who created the mess in the first place.‘
I have said many times that the current crisis in Afghanistan is a direct consequence of irresponsible attempts to impose alien values from outside and the desire to build so-called democratic structures by political engineering, which takes into account neither historical nor national characteristics of other nations’, Putin said.
Sept 11, 2021
The Premier of the state of Victoria has taken to social media to try and urge Australian citizens to ditch any skepticism of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine if they want restrictions to end…..and want to drink beer.
Dan Andrews posted a diagram on Twitter telling citizens to have the AstraZeneca jab, that many are are not willing to do because of the blood-clotting side effects.
Andrews posted the diagram on Friday, using the caption: “If you want to get on the beers, we’ve all got to get on the vaccines.
RT reports: The Venn diagram has a copy-and-paste image of a Victorian beer on one side and a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine on the other. In the middle crossover section is the label “things that are no good to us in the fridge.”
The label suggests that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be kept in storage unused, and that lockdowns will be eased only once the slow vaccination rollout improves.
Australia had originally only recommended AstraZeneca for its over 60s but it has since become advisable for younger ages, due to a national outbreak.
Australia’s health minister Greg Hunt has come under pressure this week for emails that allegedly show delays in talks with Pfizer last year for the supply of vaccines. The country invested heavily in the unpopular AstraZeneca early this year and has had a supply shortage of other dosages.
Sept 10, 2021
Prior to this pandemic, if you wanted to weed out all of the “troublemakers”, “independent thinkers” and “non-conformists” from our society, how would you have done it? I suppose that sending everyone a questionnaire asking them what they believe would be one way to do it, but of course a lot of people would give false answers and many others would simply ignore the questionnaire. Social media profiles contain a wealth of information, but many “non-conformists” are not even on social media and digging through all of that data would take an extraordinary amount of time, money and energy. Up until just recently, there just hasn’t been an easy and efficient way to identify those that are not eager servants of the system.
But now the COVID vaccines have changed everything. These injections are the perfect litmus test, because “troublemakers”, “independent thinkers” and “non-conformists” are pretty much the only ones that are refusing the shots at this point. This makes it exceptionally easy to divide American citizens into two categories, and it also gives authorities a perfect excuse to push all of those “troublemakers”, “independent thinkers” and “non-conformists” to the fringes of society.
As I discussed yesterday, I was literally sick to my stomach as I pondered the implications of Biden’s tyrannical new decrees. Originally, Biden and other Democratic leaders were against any sort of vaccine mandates, but now I think that they have realized that mandates are a tool that they can use to fundamentally reshape our society.
If you don’t understand where I am going with this, just keep reading, because it will become extremely clear by the end of this article.
Biden’s new decrees cover almost every major institution in our society. Just think about it. Any “major institution” is almost certainly going to be employing more than 100 people, and all such organizations are covered by Biden’s mandates.
In addition to businesses of various sizes, we are also talking about colleges, schools, churches, non-profits, political entities, sports teams and charitable organizations.
Millions of Americans that are employed by such institutions could be forced to leave their positions if they refuse to comply with what Biden is demanding.
And the rules that the Biden administration is coming up with will require the institutions to be the enforcers of these draconian new measures.
Your bosses will be forced to make sure that you are submitting to the new rules, because if not they could be hit with massive fines.
In my last article I used the word “sickening” to describe what Biden is trying to do to all of us, but the truth is that word is not nearly strong enough.
What we are facing is a complete and total national nightmare, and it isn’t going to end any time soon.
Biden’s new mandates are even stricter for employees of the federal government. Previously, employees of the federal government were at least given the option to undergo regular testing if they didn’t want to be vaccinated, but now that option is being taken away.
So now millions of federal employees will have to choose between their principles and their careers.
And considering the fact that so many of these people are barely providing for their families right now, a lot of really heartbreaking choices are going to have to be made.
Earlier today, I posted a video from a woman that works for the U.S. Treasury Department. After all these years, she publicly announced on social media that she is going to leave her job because of Biden’s new mandates.
And countless others will follow her out the door.
Biden’s new decrees will also force nearly everyone in the entire healthcare industry to either get vaccinated or give up their careers.
What a horribly cruel thing to do.
Biden is essentially putting a gun to the heads of these people. So many of them spent an enormous amount of time, energy and money to get their educations, and now Biden is telling them that they have to sacrifice everything that they have worked for if they will not comply with his demands.
As I pointed out yesterday, healthcare workers won’t just be forced out of their current jobs. Because virtually every health care provider in the entire country accepts Medicaid and Medicare, those that refuse to comply will essentially be banned from the entire industry.
At a time when a shortage of qualified workers is causing chaos throughout our economy, Biden’s tyrannical orders could force millions of Americans to suddenly lose their jobs. This is an incredibly foolish thing to do, and it could have very serious ramifications in the years ahead.
Sadly, it won’t just be a few people quitting their jobs. A poll that was just conducted discovered that 72 percent of unvaccinated Americans said that they would quit their current jobs rather than be vaccinated…
Many making this argument have cited a Washington Post-ABC News poll released over the weekend. It showed that just 18 percent unvaccinated people whose employers don’t currently have mandates said they would likely get vaccinated if their employer required it. About 7 in 10 (72 percent) said that, if they couldn’t get a medical or religious exemption, they would probably quit rather than submit to the requirement.
I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, but it is my opinion that Kamala Harris has had a lot of influence in the recent decisions that Biden has been making.
She has always had authoritarian tendencies, and if she ever becomes president that will truly be a catastrophic scenario.
Needless to say, Biden’s new mandates are going to cause great anxiety for millions upon millions of people, and a recent CNN poll found that the mood of the country was already heading in a very negative direction…
The new poll finds 69% of Americans say things in the country today are going badly, below the pandemic-era high of 77% reached in January just before President Joe Biden took office but well above the 60% who felt that way in a March CNN poll.
And 62% say that economic conditions in the US are poor, up from 45% in April and nearly as high as the pandemic-era peak of 65% reached in May 2020.
My hope is that Republican governors will fight Biden’s new decrees with everything that they have got.
Because the truth is that this is one of the most critical moments in U.S. history.
Our most basic liberties and freedoms are under full assault, and we really are descending into full-blown tyranny.
If Biden’s new mandates are not overturned by the courts, millions of Americans that love liberty and freedom could be forced from their jobs.
It would truly be a witch hunt of unprecedented size and scope, and it would represent the greatest purge of “troublemakers”, “independent thinkers” and “non-conformists” that any of us have ever witnessed.
by: Lance D Johnson
Friday, September 10, 2021
In 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to William C. Campbell from the US, Satoshi Omura from Japan, and Youyou Tu from China. The three scientists discovered natural-based remedies to treat parasitic infections that cause malaria, river blindness (onchocerciasis) and elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis). These infections plague over a hundred million people annually, especially throughout Africa, where living conditions are less favorable.
Youyou Tu was able to isolate and synthesize artemisinin from the herb, sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua). The discovery has led to a novel therapy against malaria. William Campbell and Satoshi Omura cultivated dozens of strains of streptomyces bacteria and isolated avermectin. Renamed ivermectin, this bacterium was made into a blockbuster drug and become a novel therapy against roundworm infections. Today, ivermectin is showing promise for covid patients, and even inhibits SARS-CoV-2, in vitro.
Ivermectin and artemisinin revolutionize medicine in Africa
Ivermectin and artemisinin have revolutionized the quality of life for millions of people living in Africa. The Nobel committee in Stockholm said artemisinin and ivermectin “treatment is so successful that these diseases are on the verge of eradication, which would be a major feat in the medical history of humankind.”
Now that these medicines are being used as front-line treatments in certain areas of Africa, fewer people are suffering from severe infections, which includes respiratory infections like covid-19. In April 2020, the journal Antiviral Research published an article promoting ivermectin because it showed early success in treating SARS-CoV-2. Since then, there have been 75 peer reviewed studies on ivermectin, with promising results. In 63 prophylaxis studies, ivermectin showed an 86% improvement for covid patients. In 45 peer reviewed early treatment studies, ivermectin showed a 70 percent improvement for covid patients.
Ivermectin drastically lowers mortality rate and case count for covid-19
The National Library of Medicine published a bombshell report in October 2020 showcasing all the countries that participated in the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control. Some countries took part in an “intensive Ivermectin mass campaign carried out to control onchocerciasis.” Other countries did not take part. The report compared covid-19 mortality and infection rates among these countries. The countries that deployed ivermectin had a peculiarly lower rate of infection — eight percent lower — but most importantly, these nations had a 28 percent lower covid-19 mortality rate! The mortality rate could be further reduced because this study represents incidental use of ivermectin, prescribed for something entirely different. What would the results be if ivermectin was prescribed early and often as a direct therapeutic for covid-19 and other respiratory infections?
Japanese researchers were curious about the ivermectin connection. They investigated thirty-one “onchocerciasis endemic” countries that used “community-directed treatment with ivermectin.” The researchers compared their COVID-19 statistics with 22 “non-endemic” countries. The mortality rate was “significantly less” in the thirty-one countries that used ivermectin for onchocerciasis. In the countries where ivermectin was used frequently, there were 134.4 cases per 100,000 people and the number of deaths was 2.2 per 100,000. In countries that do not use ivermectin, there are 950.6 cases per 100,000 and 29.3 deaths per 100,000. This realization prompted Tokyo’s Medical Association Chairman to hold a live press conference recommending ivermectin to all doctors and for all covid-19 patients.
FDA hesitant to regulate, dispense and recommend ivermectin, despite overwhelming evidence of efficacy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not moved forward with clinical studies on ivermectin, despite the drug’s historic efficacy against other pathogens. The agency maintains: “The FDA has not reviewed data to support use of ivermectin in COVID-19 patients to treat or to prevent COVID-19.”
If regulatory agencies were to admit that there are effective antiviral treatments that target viral proteins, then there would be no legal justification to grant emergency use authorization to experimental vaccines. But with ivermectin, early treatment saves lives. The drug is not only an over-the-counter veterinary-grade treatment for infections in horses. At the right dose and formulation, it can be used successfully to treat infections in humans. The FDA and other regulatory agencies, however, are hesitant to approve, regulate and dispense this medicine in a form that patients and hospitals can rapidly deploy with efficacy. Why is that? Shouldn’t a life-saving, affordable, effective medicine be a priority? With proper dispensing, ivermectin could be used in treatment protocols, without the risk of overdose.
Using treatments such as ivermectin is just the tip of the iceberg. There are several anti-inflammatory, anti-viral compounds that can improve survival rates and lessen suffering in medical systems around the world, if only the powers that be allowed it.
by: Nolan Barton
September 10, 2021
Dr. Michael Segal, a neurologist and neuroscientist, explained in a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal why people vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are still contracting and spreading the disease at a high rate.
Segal wrote that the vaccines only stimulate internal immunity but do nothing to address mucosal immunity. Internal immunity protects the inside of the body while mucosal immunity provides the first line of defense by protecting the nose and mouth, and by doing so also reduces spread to others.
He said that all COVID-19 vaccines “are largely ineffective at stimulating the secretion of a particular form of antibodies called Immunoglobulin A (IgA) into our noses that occurs after actual infection with a virus.” Meanwhile, those who have contracted and recovered from the disease have both mucosal and internal immunity. They have what they call a natural immunity from the disease.
A recent study in Israel proved that natural immunity is better than getting vaccinated. The researchers found that vaccinated people were 13 times as likely to become infected and 27 times as likely to have symptomatic infections as people with natural immunity. (Related: COVID-19 natural immunity vs vaccine-induced immunity guide.)
Recovered COVID-19 patients retain broad and durable immunity to the disease
An Emory University study published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine found that most people who have recovered from COVID-19 retain a broad and durable immunity to the disease, including some degree of protection against its variants.
Rafi Ahmed, the lead author of the paper, said that the findings disproved early reports during the pandemic that protective neutralizing antibodies did not last in COVID-19 patients.
“The study serves as a framework to define and predict long-lived immunity to SARS-CoV-2 after natural infection. We also saw indications in this phase that natural immunity could continue to persist,” Ahmed said. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.
After people recover from infection with a virus, the immune system retains a memory of it. Immune cells and proteins that circulate in the body can recognize and kill the pathogen if it’s encountered again, protecting against disease and reducing illness severity.
The study involved 254 COVID-19 patients between 18 to 82 years old, who provided blood samples at various points for a period of over eight months beginning April last year. About 71 percent of the patients had mild disease, 24 percent experienced moderate illness and five percent had severe disease.
Ahmed and his team found that most of the patients who recovered mounted a strong and wide-ranging immune response to the virus for at least the 250-day duration of the study.
Long-term immune protection involves several components. Antibodies recognize foreign substances like viruses and neutralize them. Different types of T cells help recognize and kill pathogens. B cells make new antibodies when the body needs them.
All of these immune system components have been found in people who recovered from COVID-19. But the details of this immune response and how long it lasts after infection have been unclear. Scattered reports of reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 have raised concerns that the immune response to the virus might not be durable.
A study published on Jan. 6 in Science analyzed immune cells and antibodies from almost 200 people who had been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and recovered.
Drs. Daniela Weiskopf, Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology led the study. It was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Time since infection ranged from six days after symptom onset to eight months later. More than 40 participants had been recovered for more than six months before the study began. About 50 people provided blood samples at more than one time after infection.
The researchers found durable immune responses in the majority of people studied.
Antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 were found in 98 percent of participants one month after symptom onset. As seen in previous studies, the number of antibodies ranged widely between individuals. But their levels remained fairly stable over time, declining only modestly at six to eight months after infection.
Experts recommend that coronavirus be allowed to circulate throughout population
Some experts are now recommending that the virus be allowed to circulate throughout the population, with precautions taken for vulnerable individuals.
“We don’t have anything that will stop transmission, so I think we are in a situation where herd immunity is not a possibility and I suspect the virus will throw up a new variant that is even better at infecting vaccinated individuals,” Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, told a parliamentary panel last month.
Pollard argued that if mass testing was not stopped, “the UK could be in a situation of continually vaccinating the population.” He said that only those with symptoms should be tested while others should go about their daily lives.
Iceland’s state epidemiologist voiced similar sentiments.
“We really cannot do anything else but allow the virus to take its course in order for the population to achieve herd immunity,” said Porolfur Gudnason, chief epidemiologist of Iceland’s Directorate of Health. (Related: Study: 2 in 3 Indians have natural immunity against coronavirus, meaning “herd immunity” is already achieved.)
“We need to try to vaccinate and better protect those who are vulnerable but let us tolerate the infection. It is not a priority now to vaccinate everyone with the third dose.”
Mass vaccinations need to stop
Governments need to stop mass vaccination drives to get a shot at herd immunity.
In March, vaccine expert Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche said in an open letter that ongoing mass vaccination drives are “likely to further enhance adaptive immune escape as none of the current vaccines will prevent replication or transmission of viral variants.”
Immune escape is a term used to describe when the host is no longer able to recognize and counter a pathogen such as a relevant variant or mutant of SARS-CoV-2.
“The more we use these vaccines for immunizing people in the midst of a pandemic, the more infectious the virus will become,” Vanden Bossche wrote. “With increasing infectiousness comes an increased likelihood of viral resistance to the vaccines.”
Under this scenario, manufacturers will be forced to refine or improve the vaccines, which will then increase the selection pressure.
Selection pressure is a term used to describe the process that helps an organism or pathogen to evolve in ways that make it better adapted to its changing environment. An antibiotic resistance, which is caused by overuse of antibiotic drugs, is a good example of selection pressure.
The virus will effectively outsmart the highly specific antigen-based vaccines that are being used and tweaked. Vanden Bossche said the “much more infectious” viral variants are already examples of immune escape from our innate immunity.
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