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NFL hits New Orleans Saints with massive fine, draft penalty for celebrating without face masks

The New Orleans Saints were hit with a massive fine and costly penalty over the weekend for celebrating their recent win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an NFL South division rival, without face coverings.

What are the details?

Following their dominating 38-3 win over the Buccaneers on Nov. 8, Saints players and the team’s coaching staff allegedly celebrated without wearing face masks. In response, league officials have fined the team a whopping $500,000 and revoked a seventh-round draft pick, according to ESPN.

Videos posted to social media showed numerous players and head coach Sean Payton celebrating postgame in their locker room without masks. Those videos circulated online and apparently caught the attention of league officials.

League sources told ESPN reporter Mike Triplett that the Saints’ discipline was directly in response to the team’s non-masked activity in the locker room after the game.

“It was actions in the video with unmasked players in the locker room after the game,” the source said. “The team also had previous violations and was provided ample warning that further actions would result in escalated discipline.”

Why such a harsh penalty?

The Saints are not the first team to be penalized for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol. The New England Patriots, for example, were tagged with a $350,000 fine for not following league rules after quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 last month, ESPN reported.

However, the Saints are a repeat offender, leading to the more severe penalty.

In fact, the team has already been hit with one COVID-related penalty. Head coach Sean Payton was hit with a $100,000 fine and the team with a $250,000 fine after Payton was caught without a face covering during a game in September.

Nor are the Saints the first NFL team to receive such a stiff fine levied against them for COVID reasons — that distinction belongs to the Las Vegas Raiders.

From USA Today in early November:

After Raiders right tackle Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, the NFL found video evidence that included several players not wearing masks or face shields and not adhering to social distancing on the sidelines, a person with knowledge of the league’s investigation told USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal details of the probe. The investigation also found that Brown removed the electronic contact tracing device that players and staff members are required to wear as a tool for mitigating spread.

In response, the NFL fined the Raiders $500,000, stripped the franchise of a sixth-round draft pick, and fined head coach Jon Gruden $150,000.

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Tyrants Warn: “It’s Going To Get WORSE”

The tyrants who want us all to bow to their commands are warning that they are going to clamp down even more on our basic human right to be free. Draconian technocrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it’s going to get worse,” and he’s referring to the restrictions coming to stop the alleged coronavirus cases from spiking.

The warnings continue to come and the fear-mongering keeps ramping up. If these tyrants can get away with another lockdown, they will do it. They continue to warn us of the upcoming “dark winter” and the warnings are coming faster.
The COVID-19 “Dark Winter” PsyOp: Question Everything…
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Health officials are still trying to panic the masses into submission while making the Sunday talk show rounds. All are propagating a surge of cases that they will blame on us. We should be expected to be enslaved because some of us dared to travel and mix households over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to RT,

Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Brett Giroir told CNN “this is a really dangerous time for the U.S., noting that 20 percent of all people in hospitals are already Covid-positive and warning that number could be rising fairly soon. Keep in mind, these tyrants lied profusely about the hospitals being overrun last spring.

Fauci did admit that the spread among and from children is not really big at all.He wants bars closed, and schools to remain open.

“If you mitigate the things that you know are causing spread in a very, very profound way, in a robust way, if you bring that down, you will then indirectly and ultimately protect the children in the school, because the community level is determined by how things go across the board,” he added.

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Moderna to submit coronavirus vaccine to FDA for approval today, expects decision in December

According to multiple reports, pharmaceutical company Moderna plans to submit its COVID-19 vaccine to the FDA for emergency approval Monday after fulfilling the required set of clinical trials and has announced that it has been told that the agency is meeting to discuss approval for the vaccine on Dec. 17, setting up the possibility that another form of the vaccine could be distributed before the end of 2020.

Moderna will become the second company to submit a vaccine to U.S. regulators for approval after Pfizer and BioNTech submitted their vaccine to the FDA for emergency approval on Nov. 20. According to Moderna, its vaccine has a 94% overall effectiveness rate, which is similar to the effectiveness rate for Pfizer’s vaccine, according to clinical trials.

However, the makers of Moderna claim that their vaccine is 100% effective at preventing “severe” forms of the coronavirus. Moderna also claims that their vaccine is significantly easier to store than Pfizer’s, which might make mass distribution of the vaccine easier.

If the FDA approves Moderna’s application, it will be the first vaccine brought to market by the pharmaceutical company.

The company claims that no serious safety concerns were identified during the clinical trials and that side effects were mild and limited to “injection site pain, headaches and fatigue.”

Moderna’s vaccine will require two doses to be effective, and the company says that it has plans for 20 million doses — enough to inoculate 10 million people — by the end of 2020. The company’s goal is to manufacture between 500 million and one billion doses in 2021.

Pfizer, meanwhile, has promised that it will have doses for up to 25 million people ready to ship by the end of the year, meaning that 35 million people in America could potentially receive the vaccine this year. It does seem clear, however, that the pharmaceutical companies will likely struggle to ramp up production in 2021 to an extent large enough to ensure that the global population is adequately served in 2021.

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Anthony Fauci: Open up all schools — but close the bars

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the United States should open up — and keep open — all schools, but should close bars amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What are the details?

In a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the infectious diseases expert spoke with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, who asked Fauci if a Biden administration could work on a plan to reopen schools.

Fauci said, “Martha, that’s a good question. We get asked it all the time. We say it, not being facetiously as a sound bite or anything, but you know, close the bars and keep the schools open, is what we really say.”

He continued, “Obviously, you don’t have one size fits all, but as I said in the past, and as you accurately quoted me, the default position should be to try as best as possible within reason to keep the children in school or to get them back to school.”

He also pointed out that mitigating community spread will help keep children in school.

“If you mitigate the things that you know are causing spread in a very, very profound way, in a robust way, if you bring that down, you will then indirectly and ultimately protect the children in the school because the community level is determined how things go across the board,” Fauci explained.

He then went on to insist that schools largely have not been behind large swaths of community spread.

“So my feeling would be the same thing. If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected,” he reasoned.

Fauci concluded, “Let’s try to get the kids back, but let’s try to mitigate the things that maintain and just push the kind of community spread that we’re trying to avoid.”

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

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Los Angeles enacts new lockdown, report says county spent millions of CARES Act funds on PR firms

Los Angeles County officials announced Friday a new lockdown that bans most public and private gatherings amid a global surge of coronavirus cases.

Reacting to the new stay-at-home order, KTTV-TV reporter Bill Melugin reminded area residents that LA officials used some of the money they received from the CARES Act, which was meant to help struggling businesses and residents, on “remarkably ineffective PR firms.”

“A reminder that L.A. County is using some of the federal CARES Act money it receives, money that should be going to restaurants @lapublichealth just closed, to instead pay for portions of their remarkably ineffective PR firms, now costing $2.9 million,” Melugin said.

What about the lockdown?

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that, beginning Monday Nov. 30, all public and private gatherings will be prohibited through Dec. 20. Only members of the same household will be permitted to gather together during the lockdown, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the health department said.

Protests and religious activities are exempt from the order.

More from the LA Times:

[The lockdown order] imposes new occupancy limits on businesses, such as personal care and retail, but does not close them. Beaches, trails and parks will remain open, but gatherings of people from more than one household at those sites are banned.

The announcement came just two days after restaurants in much of L.A. County were ordered to suspend outdoor dining. That decision sparked a backlash from restaurant owners and some elected officials, who called the rules too punishing for the already struggling industry.

What about CARES Act spending?

According to KTTV, Los Angeles County recently extended agreements with two PR firms — Mercury Public Affairs and Fraser Communications — for “emergency COVID-19 communications assistance.”

Part of the job the PR firms have been tasked with is “recruiting celebrity influencers” to promote COVID news on social media.

More from KTTV:

The County is now paying both firms a total of $2.9 million, a 650% increase from when the contracts were first signed seven months ago, and according to Fraser’s contract, L.A. County is using federal CARES Act money to offset the cost of the contract through the end of 2020. County funds will pay for it through 2021.

Los Angeles County entered into business with the PR firms “despite the fact that the county has a fully staffed county communications team,” KTTV noted.

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LA Cancels Christmas: All Gatherings BANNED Except Protests and Church

Residents in Los Angeles have been ordered to stay at home on house arrest until Christmas week. All gatherings except those done for church & protesting have been prohibited.

Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others, according to RT. 

Besides take-out and delivery, restaurants and bars will remain closed under the new demand.  Certain other “non-essential” facilities, such as playgrounds and card rooms, will be closed altogether. Outdoor recreation will be “permitted”, but only for individuals from the same household, who will be required to wear face coverings and remain six feet away from other people.

There should be no illusions as to whether or not you are free at this point. This won’t end until we all decided these tyrants do not have any power over us.

LA County. by far California’s most populous with over 10 million residents, has so far recorded more than 387,000 coronavirus cases (with tests not intended for this purpose) and some 7,600 deaths, according to official data. The district has seen a “surge” in cases in recent days.  California as a whole is among the worst-affected states in the US, approaching 1.2 million cases and over 19,000 deaths, according to the rigged numbers. 

Another COVID-19 Whistleblower: A Montana Dr. Says Government Is Drastically Overstating Deaths

Propaganda Alert: MSM ADMITS People Hospitalized With COVID-19 Got It WHILE COMPLYING

 

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Christmas canceled? Dr. Fauci says COVID surge means Christmas won’t be ‘any different’ than Thanksgiving

First it was Thanksgiving, now it’s Christmas.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, if the trajectory of coronavirus cases continues to surge, then Americans should skip their Christmas celebrations this year.

What is Fauci saying?

“If the surge takes a turn of continuing to go up and you have the sustained greater than 100,000 infections a day and 1,300 deaths per day and the count keeps going up and up … I don’t see it being any different during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays than during Thanksgiving,” Fauci told USA Today.

In fact, Fauci said his family has already scrapped their Christmas plans.

“For my own family, I’m saying we had a really great Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. We’re looking forward to a really great Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2021,” he said.

“Let’s now make the best of the situation and show our love and affection for people by keeping them safe,” Fauci added.

What about a vaccine?

The potential cancelation of Christmas comes despite the fact that a COVID-19 vaccine will likely begin initial distribution within weeks. Pfizer, whose vaccine is reportedly up to 95% effective, says it can have tens of millions of vaccine doses ready by December.

Pfizer applied for emergency approval with the FDA last week.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, states run by Democratic governors began issuing new COVID-related restrictions that essentially prevented traditional family gatherings on Thanksgiving.

However, law enforcement in states like New York and California bucked the restrictions, saying they would not enforce the new orders on Thanksgiving.

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President Trump: Vaccine deliveries to begin as early as next week

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the coronavirus vaccine deliveries will begin as early as next week.

“The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” Trump said. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.”

The president gave the good news during a special Thanksgiving Day video message to U.S. troops stationed oversees, Fox News reported. Trump said that front-line workers, medical personnel, and senior citizens would be prioritized to receive the vaccine first.

He also said former Vice President Joe Biden should not be given credit for the vaccines, saying, “the vaccines were me.”

“Joe Biden failed with the swine flu, H1N1, totally failed with the swine flu,” Trump said. “Don’t let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they’ve ever been pushed before and we got that approved and through and nobody’s ever seen anything like it.”

Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership initiated by the Trump administration to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. The Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies partnered with private drug manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer to fund the development and industrial manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are upwards of 12.8 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and more than 263,000 people have died of causes related to COVID-19.

During Trump’s video conference, he noted that two companies have “already announced” vaccines that have shown effectiveness in trials and that “third, fourth and fifth ones are coming up soon.”

The president was referring to Moderna and Pfizer, which have each published studies showing their respective vaccines are 95% effective. Last Friday, Pfizer applied for emergency authorization from the Food & Drug administration to begin the manufacturing and distribution of its vaccine. The FDA is set to meet on Dec. 10 to review Pfizer’s request.

AstraZeneca has also reported preliminary results that show its vaccine is between 62% and 90% effective depending on the dosage given to patients in clinical trials.

The Trump administration is hopeful that soon after vaccine distribution begins, tens of millions of Americans will receive vaccinations and life can begin to return to normal. Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, said last Sunday that the United States could reach herd immunity by May 2021.

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Biden urges Americans to ‘forgo family traditions’ on Thanksgiving to fight COVID-19

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—who has widely been declared president-elect by mainstream media—urged Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving Day to “forgo family traditions” as part of the nation’s fight against COVID-19.

What are the details?

“This year we are asking Americans to forgo so many of the traditions that we’ve long made this holiday,” Biden said, in an address where he called on people to pass on large gatherings with extended family, according to the New York Post.

Biden explained that he and his wife, Jill, would be celebrating at home in Delaware with their daughter and son-in-law, and that “the rest of the family will be doing the same thing in small groups.”

“I know how hard it is to forgo family traditions,” he continued. “But it is very important. Our country’s in the middle of a dramatic spike in cases. We are now averaging 160,000 new cases a day.”

He went on to say that “it’s literally our patriotic duty as Americans” to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying, “It means wearing a mask, keeping social distance, limiting the size of any group we’re in until we have a vaccine.”

Biden added that “the federal government can’t do this alone. Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can do to slow the virus. Every decision we make matters.”

What about members of Biden’s own party?

Fox News reported that Biden also called for unity, telling American that “we’re all in this together.” But, as the outlet noted, “his plea comes as his fellow Democrats continue getting busted for breaking the same rules that they continue to preach.”

Biden has not addressed the difficulties members of his party have had in following their own rules when it comes to COVID-19.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was accused of hypocrisy earlier in the week after he let it slip that he planned to invite his 89-year-old mother to Thanksgiving dinner, after telling his constituents for weeks to skip family gatherings. Following public backlash, the mayor changed his plans, according to an aide.

On the same day as Biden’s pre-Thanksgiving speech, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) was caught hopping on a flight to see family, roughly 30 minutes after warning folks via Twitter to “avoid travel” for the holiday.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) are also on the list of Democratic politicians who have hit the headlines for flouting coronavirus restrictions.

Regardless of the numerous instances of hypocrisy from leaders, the U.S. is seeing a rise in COVID-19 that is expected to worsen into the holiday season.

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CDC Director Redfield: Agency is reviewing whether to reduce quarantine time guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly considering adjusting its guidelines on how long people should quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID. The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency may shorten the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to between seven and 10 in an effort to encourage more people to follow the guidelines.

Additionally, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told Yahoo Finance that the agency will reduce quarantine time recommendations in an interview Wednesday.

“I do anticipate that we will come out with recommendations that look at a shorter period of quarantine, and a shorter period where you would test out of quarantine,” Redfield said.

According to Redfield, the CDC is currently analyzing data to determine whether the change is appropriate. He expects “in the next week or so that data will be completely analyzed and then recommendations will be made based on that data.”

A spokesman for the CDC told Fox News Tuesday that no changes have been finalized.

“CDC is always reviewing its guidance and recommendations in the light of new understandings of the virus that causes COVID-19 and will announce such changes when appropriate,” the spokesperson said.

Current CDC guidelines explain quarantine “is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others,” whereas the term isolation is used for keeping someone who tests positive for the virus away from others, even those they live with.

The CDC recommends that any individual who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 stay home for a period of 14 days after their last contact with that person. Those who have had COVID-19 within the past three months are excluded from this recommendation and don’t need to quarantine.

“People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms,” the CDC states.

Under the proposed new guidelines, a person would only have to quarantine for seven to 10 days provided they tested negative for COVID before ending their quarantine. Henry Walke, the CDC incident manager for COVID-19, told the Wall Street Journal that once a person tests negative, the likelihood that they will go on to develop the infection “is pretty low.”

“We do think that the work that we’ve done, and some of the studies we have and the modeling data that we have, shows that we can with testing shorten quarantines,” Walke said.

Though there is a risk that testing may miss some infectious cases, Walke indicated that the agency hopes people “better adhere to quarantine if it was, for example, seven to 10 days.”

Progress on developing a vaccine for the coronavirus continues. Last week, Pfizer applied for emergency approval from the Food & Drug Administration for their vaccine, which has shown to be 95% effective in trials.

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They Are Developing A “Digital Passport” For International Travel That Will Show If You Have Been Vaccinated

International travel will soon look far different than it once did.  Now that multiple vaccines for COVID-19 have been rushed through the development process, it is just a matter of time before they start being widely distributed.  In fact, we are being told that the rollout for COVID-19 vaccines here in the United States will likely begin some time in the middle of December.  There will be millions of people that will be quite eager to rush out and get injected, but of course there will be millions of others that never intend to get vaccinated under any circumstances.  Unfortunately, those that choose not to get vaccinated could soon find themselves being unable to travel internationally.

For months, there has been speculation about the possibility of some sort of “COVID passport” for international travel, but now it is being reported that such a thing is actually “in the final development phase”…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday it’s “in the final development phase” of a mobile “digital passport” app that would tell airlines if international travelers had been vaccinated against COVID-19. The app would help “get people traveling again safely,” IATA’s Nick Careen said in a statement, by “giving governments confidence that systematic COVID-19 testing can work as a replacement for quarantine requirements.”

Needless to say, the International Air Transport Association will be strongly urging all carriers to use this new “digital passport” in the months ahead.

But will the airlines go along?

In Australia, Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce has already made it quite clear that he expects international travelers to prove that they have been vaccinated…

“We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travelers, that we will ask people to have the vaccination before they get on the aircraft,” Joyce told Australia’s Network Nine television.

And Korean Air is taking a similar stance

Jill Chung, a spokesperson for Korean Air, said Tuesday there’s a real possibility that airlines will require that passengers be vaccinated. She said that’s because governments are likely to require vaccinations as a condition for lifting quarantine requirements for new arrivals.

Here in the United States, the major airlines are not committing one way or the other just yet…

When asked if American Airlines would implement such a policy, a company spokesperson said that while the airline is pleased that vaccine development is moving forward, it’s too early to comment on policies related to a COVID-19 vaccine. A spokesperson from Delta couldn’t share specifics either, and noted that the entire pandemic has been unpredictable.

A spokesperson for Southwest said that the airline “will continue monitoring public health information from the CDC, the latest scientific research, and insights from our internal and external experts to guide our operational policies as we work to support the well-being of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Jet Blue and United did not respond to a request for comment.

But if the federal government ultimately decides to order the airlines to go along with this new program, you know that they will fall in line.

And once “COVID passports” are in place for international travel, how long will it be before they start being required for domestic travel?

Prior to the pandemic, talking about such a thing would have been unimaginable, but at this point we are seeing unimaginable measures being instituted all over the world.

For example, we just learned that police will be going door to door in Belgium to enforce COVID restrictions even during the holidays

Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden has warned her fellow countrymen that police will knock on doors at Christmas if needed to enforce Wuhan coronavirus measures.

The Interior Minister stated that law enforcement would make sure to enforce the strict Wuhan coronavirus lockdown measures even on Christmas Day, saying that “If necessary, if there is a lot of noise, for example, the police will knock on doors.”

On our side of the Atlantic, things are becoming increasingly draconian as well.

Out in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown is actually encouraging residents to spy on their neighbors and to report any infractions to law enforcement authorities…

“Look, this is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” Brown told KGW8 last week. “What do neighbors do? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”

“Honestly, they shouldn’t have to. This is about saving lives and it’s about protecting our fellow Oregonians.”

To me, that sounds like the sort of thing they used to do in East Germany at the height of the Cold War.

In New York City, they have decided to set up “vehicle checkpoints” at important bridges and crossings in order to enforce the new restrictions which were just put in place…

New York City will have vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings, and will strictly enforce the travel quarantine, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.

The sheriff’s office will conduct spot checks when out-of-state buses drop riders off at the curb. Test and tracing teams will be on the ground to direct individuals to testing sites and provide education on quarantine, Fucito said.

If things are this bad already, can you imagine what they will do if this pandemic gets a lot worse or if an even more dangerous pandemic eventually comes along?

The good news is that there has been a lot of resistance to absurd restrictions here in the United States, and that is going to make it difficult for the politicians to push things too far.

And surveys have shown that approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population is against mandatory vaccinations, and other surveys have shown that only a minority of all Americans plan to get a COVID vaccine right away.

With so few Americans getting vaccinated, that is going to make it really hard for the airlines to make it a requirement for their passengers.

Also, it is going to take more than one trip to the doctor to be fully “vaccinated”, and those trips won’t be pleasant.  This week, one prominent member of the AMA even admitted that some people may not want to come back for a second shot because “they are probably not going to feel wonderful” after the first shot…

Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association said both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines require two doses at varying intervals. As a practicing physician, she said she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of the potentially unpleasant side effects they may experience after the first shot.

“We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,” Fryhofer said during a virtual meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, an outside group of medical experts that advise the CDC. She is also a liaison to the committee. “They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.”

In addition, in previous articles I have discussed the fact that COVID antibodies fade very rapidly, and so to have any sort of lasting immunity people would need to go back to the doctor every few months for more shots.

On top of everything else, if a new strain of COVID that does not respond to the vaccines becomes dominant, the shots that people get may not even do them any good in the long run.

A lot of the “experts” out there are anticipating that these vaccines will allow our lives to “return to normal” soon, but I don’t think that is going to happen.

Instead, I am expecting even more draconian measures to be instituted all over the globe in 2021, and that is extremely unfortunate.

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Peer-reviewed hydroxychloroquine study finds 84% fewer hospitalizations among early treated outpatients

A peer-reviewed study analyzing the effectiveness of a triple drug cocktail including hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 patients found that the treatment was effective and that it significantly reduced hospitalization and mortality rates for those in the treatment group.

The study, authored by the controversial Dr. Vladimir Zelenko in partnership with two German doctors, was accepted for peer-review and will be published in the December issue of the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. An online-only version of the study was published Oct. 26.

Dr. Zelenko and team, Drs. Roland Derwand and Martin Scholz, sought to describe the outcomes of high-risk patients with laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 who received early treatment with zinc, low-dose hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin. A total of 141 diagnosed COVID-19 patients were prescribed the triple treatment over a five-day period. They were compared with a control group of 377 confirmed COVID-19 patients who did not receive the treatment.

The study found that treated patients were 84% less likely to be hospitalized than untreated ones. Of 141 treated patients, four were hospitalized, which was significantly fewer than 58 of 377 untreated patients who were sent to the hospital. Additionally, the mortality rate for treated patients was lower. Only one patient in the treatment group died versus 13 patients in the untreated group. The patient who died had a history of cancer and only took one daily dose of the triple therapy before hospital admission.

The anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has been the subject of intense public debate after President Donald Trump championed it as a potential “game changer” in March just after the onset of the pandemic. Earlier studies conducted in April and May found that the drug had no positive impact on patients. Another study published in Lancet claimed that the drug could be dangerous for some patients, but was later retracted by its authors. A more recent study published in November found patients treated with hydroxychloroquine showed no signs of significant improvement in “clinical status” compared with those given a placebo.

Zelenko and his co-authors claim that their research differentiates itself from other studies that have shown mixed or negative results for hydroxychloroquine by focusing on outpatients treated at an early stage of the disease.

“All studies that used HCQ with rather contradictory results were in hospitalized and often sicker patients,” the study notes. Additionally, this study focuses on using hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and azithromycin, where other studies may have analyzed the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine by itself.

“What differentiates this study is that patients were diagnosed very early with COVID-19 in an outpatient setting, and only high-risk patients were treated early on,” Derwand said in a news release about the study.

“It’s unfortunate that much of the media coverage surrounding hydroxychloroquine has been negative. These three medications are affordable, available in pill form, and work in synergy against COVID-19,” Zelenko said. “Hydroxychloroquine’s main role is to allow zinc to enter the cell and inhibit the virus’ reproduction. And azithromycin prevents secondary bacterial infection in the lungs and reduces the risk of pulmonary complications.”

“This is the first study with COVID-19 outpatients that shows how a simple-to-perform outpatient risk stratification allows for rapid treatment decisions shortly after onset of symptoms,” Scholz added. “The well-tolerated 5-day triple therapy resulted in a significantly lower hospitalization rate and less fatalities with no reported cardiac side effects compared with relevant public reference data of untreated patients. The magnitude of the results can substantially elevate the relevance of early use, low-dose hydroxychloroquine, especially in combination with zinc. This data can be used to inform ongoing pandemic response policies as well as future clinical trials.”

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Doctors Say The CDC Should “Warn” People About COVID-19 Vax Side Effects

Apparently, the side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine the military is rush into every corner of America “won’t be a walk in the park.” Now doctors are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn the public of the disturbing side effects of this vaccine.

Who would have thought a rushed vaccine with little regard for human health or safety would come with side effects? If you missed the sarcasm, that was it. Dr. Sandra Fryhofer said that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines require two doses and she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of potentially unpleasant side effects after the first shot, according to a report by CNBC.

Big Pharma Will Not Be Responsible For COVID-19 Side Effects Caused By Vaccines

Both companies acknowledged that their vaccines could induce side effects that are similar to symptoms associated with mild Covid-19, such as muscle pain, chills, and headache.  If that’s the case, why not just get COVID-19 if you’re young and healthy and have real immunity instead of this false sense of safety provided by a vaccine.

Participants in Moderna and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine trials told CNBC in September that they were experiencing high fever, body aches, bad headaches, daylong exhaustion, and other symptoms after receiving the shots. While the symptoms were uncomfortable, and at times intense, the participants said they often went away after a day, sometimes sooner, and that it was better than getting Covid-19.

Both companies acknowledged that their vaccines could induce side effects that are similar to symptoms associated with mild Covid-19, such as muscle pain, chills, and headache.- CNBC

“We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,” Fryhofer said during a virtual meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, an outside group of medical experts that advise the CDC. She is also a liaison to the committee. “They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.”  

The propaganda being used to get healthy people to line up for this shot that will make them feel awful is unbelievable at this point.  “If this proves to work, people are going to have to toughen up,” she said. “The first dose is no big deal. And then the second dose will definitely put you down for the day for sure. … You will need to take a day off after the second dose.”

Fryhofer used the term “response” not “adverse reaction.”  So far, this has done nothing to sway most logical people’s minds toward getting this vaccine. If you don’t intend to get a vaccine with a promised adverse reaction, make sure you know what that entails.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

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Ohio lawmakers say elective medical procedures could be postponed amid ‘exponential’ surge in COVID-19 cases

Ohio lawmakers say elective surgeries might be paused amid a COVID-19 outbreak taking place across the state.

According to a Tuesday CBS News report, confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are surging.

The outlet reports that the state’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has risen in two weeks from 4,467 new cases per day to 7,618 cases per day.

What are the details?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) during a Monday briefing said that the “high volume” of the new cases is “now overwhelming the system.”

He and hospital officials are now warning that there is a distinct possibility that elective medical procedures could be postponed due to the surge.

“We are responding to the surge, but as the surge increases, we’ll need to make more decisions about how we triage and how we take care of patients appropriately,” DeWine added.

Dr. Richard Lofgren, president and CEO of the University of Cincinnati HC Health System said that there’s no use in planning for an emergency — because it’s already here.

“The growth in hospitalizations is exponential,” he said in a grave statement. “We’re not planning for the surge — the surge is here.”

CBS reports that hospitals are nearing the point where COVID-19 patients will outnumber non-COVID patients.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Dr. Andrew Thomas told WOIO-TV that the time has come to change the way things have been done across the state as of late.

“We can’t sound the alarm bell loud enough for people in Ohio to change their behavior,” he insisted. “With Thanksgiving coming up, keep within your bubble. If you have family coming over, hopefully they’ve been quarantining for 14 days.”

DeWine also took to Twitter and shared the statement, writing, “We are responding to the surge, but as the surge increases, we’ll need to make more decisions about how we triage and how we take care of patients appropriately.”

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Journalist says Gavin Newsom’s COVID-snubbing dinner party was far worse than reported: Attendees now ‘privately laughing’ at controversy’

Journalist Adam Housley — an award-winning journalist and former Fox News correspondent — reported Monday that California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s much-maligned November dinner party was far worse than initially reported.

What’s a very brief history on this?

Newsom has been under fire since photos emerged featuring his attendance at an upscale dinner party.

Following the reveal, Newsom apologized for his behavior and impressed the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing as California’s confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

Last week, the governor announced a statewide 30-day limited lockdown.

In a statement, he said, “The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm. It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.

What are the new developments?

In two now-viral tweets, Housley reported that Newsom’s dinner party was composed of at least 22 people — not 12, as previously reported. He also noted that the bar bill was approximately $15,000 and that the party took place solely indoors without masks.

On Twitter, Housley wrote, “Because Yountville is my hometown … and where the French Laundry is located … I thought I’d do some digging. Facts about the Newsom dinner. The bar bill was around 15-thousand. 22 people in attendance, not 12. No masks. All indoors. They got so loud, other patrons complained.”

He continued, “There was ‘zero effort’ to go outside and there was no social distancing of any type. I’m also told some of those there are now privately laughing at the controversy. Remember this is my little hometown. The walls speak.”

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Major PPE manufacturer shutters more than half of its factories after 2,500 workers test positive for COVID

Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest manufacturer of latex gloves, has closed more than half of its factories after approximately 2,500 workers tested positive for coronavirus.

What are the details?

According to a Tuesday Forbes report, 2,453 of the company’s 5,800 Malaysian workers have tested positive for the deadly virus.

All 2,453 workers have been hospitalized, according to Reuters.

At the time of this reporting, researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimate that there have been at least 58,847 confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, with at least 341 deaths attributed to COVID.

“In an official statement,” Forbes writer Siladitya Ray noted, “the company said it has temporarily stopped production in 16 of its facilities in the badly hit Meru region, while its remaining 12 facilities in the area have been operating at ‘reduced capacities.'”

A report from the BBC noted that the company is set to shutter 28 of its 41 plants across the country in an attempt to tamp down the spread of the virus.

“All those who tested positive have been hospitalized and their close contacts have been quarantined to avoid infecting other workers,” Director-General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah told Reuters in a statement on the infections.

Abdullah added that the vast majority of the positive cases in the cluster were factory workers, with 2,360 foreigners and 164 Malaysians.

It is unclear at the time of this reporting when the company will begin closures. Reuters reported that Senior Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that certain Top Glove factories will be “closed in stages, to allow further screening and quarantine.”

In a statement about the closures, the company added, “We have completed full screening of about 5,700 workers at our hostels. We are committed to proceed with the (health ministry) recommended COVID-19 screening test of the balance (of) workers and staff at our factories in Meru, Klang.”

You can read more on the background of the company here.

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$1,750 Gold: BLOODY RATED-R SCENARIO!

This article was contributed by Future Money Trends.

Bitcoin is on a tear right now because major institutional investors are entering the sector. It’s not a bubble, but its price is nowhere near being considered a bargain. We remember when our newsletter discussed both Bitcoin and Ethereum. It was early in 2017 and Bitcoin was $400 to $500 and ETH was $12!

Back then, it was an opportunity of a lifetime, as it was after the 85% implosion that came. Right now, it could go much higher because the sentiment is mind-blowingly bullish.

While Bitcoin is experiencing record inflows, gold has been suffering from record outflows!

Investors believe much higher rates are coming, which will end the environment of negative nominal rates. This is detrimental for gold and silver, but this script, in which the economy is about to greatly recover in 2021 without further stimulus or additional monetization of the national debt, is unrealistic.

In the near-term, the trend is clear: gold is hated!

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Money has exited gold at warp speed. Notice, though, that the catalyst for this sell-off is vaccination news, which is not the main driver for buying or selling gold. In other words, what just occurred revealed to the market what price discovery is projecting if we factor out COVID-19’s vaccination catalyst. Even if gold falls further, hitting $1,750 as technical analysis suggests, it’s still an incredibly profitable industry, with a global AISC (all-in sustaining cost) of $975/ounce and no major discoveries in years.

In other words, this shakeout actually highlights the profitability of mining companies and the scarcity of gold. If spot gold does fall below $1,800, we’d get interested in purchasing.

An important point to keep in mind is that most analysts and investors use either $1,450 or $1,500 as their value for gold when they judge any gold or silver mining stock for their portfolio.

Even before this sell-off, the market is convinced that $2,000 gold is not a long-term target, which is more evidence that gold is not in a bubble at all.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Gold’s severe sell-off comes because the notion is that interest rates are headed much higher, towards where they were before COVID-19, which is an interesting proposition since we believe that Washington will soon be forced into creating a massive stimulus package that investors are adamant about not pricing in.

We believe that the consensus of the market is mistaken. We not only assess that the USD is in a bear market, but that central banks are impatient about the gridlock in Washington and will be charging forward aggressively in order to “buy time” for politicians.

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The use of debt is so alarming that it makes us wonder how anyone could save any significant sum in a fiat currency when it’s clearly a vehicle for wealth destruction.

In 2009, when gold peaked on November 2nd at $1,196, the markets also disregarded the metal, explaining that the worst was behind us. It retreated to $1,081 and stayed below its all-time high of $1,196 back then until April 2010, only truly breaking out again in July 2010. Said differently, it traded downwards and sideways for eight months. If we plot the same pattern now, its peak was on August 5th, which means that we should expect it to hit $2,000 again around the end of January but only truly break out towards March 2021.

Between now and then, we will present a number of companies to study and research because unlike with general equities, now trading at their highest-ever valuations, there are sensible multiples and speculative ideas in the mining sector.

Furthermore, we are also going to feature a number of compelling securities we ascribe a 5x to 10x potential to that are already GENERATING both REVENUES and PROFITS.

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Video catches moment Shanghai airport erupts into chaos after hazmat-wearing staff force ‘thousands’ of people into basement for forced COVID-19 testing

Chaos appeared to erupt at an airport in Shanghai, China, Sunday night after the hazmat-wearing staff forced what the
Daily Mail reported was ultimately “thousands” of people into the facility’s basement for COVID-19 testing.

The move came after two cargo workers reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

What are the details?

Video of the incident shows the staff, wearing hazmat suits, pushing against a huge crowd of people inside Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The outlet reported that thousands in the crowd were “being forced into [a] basement area inside Shanghai’s international airport” for testing after at least one worker tested positive for the deadly virus.

Some members of the group reportedly tried in vain to escape in order to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine following the possible exposure, the outlet reported.

Citing the Xinhua news agency, the Daily Mail noted that “[m]ore than 17,700 had been swabbed by Monday morning in the drive to test airport cargo staff.”

According to CNN,
photos and videos circulating across Chinese social media platforms show “hundreds of people packed closely together inside the garage — the opposite of social distancing — with a line of people in hazmat suits trying to hold back crowds pushing forward.”

CNN reported that the chaos seemed to abate by midnight.

The New York Post reported that more than 17,700 employees “stationed in the cargo-handling terminals underwent testing for the virus,” citing Zhou Junlong, who is vice president of the Shanghai Airport Authority.

Zhou added that none of the 11,544 people whose tests were returned have tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of this reporting.

The Post noted that the massive push for testing came following news that two cargo handlers, who had cleaned a container that had just arrived from North America, had tested positive for the virus.

Reuters reported that Sun Xiaodong, an official at Shanghai’s disease control center, said the strain that infected the two unnamed cargo handlers was “similar to that from North America,” suggesting it could have originated in North America.

“Research at home and abroad has shown coronavirus could live in enclosed, damp environments,” Sun said during a recent news conference.

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Oregon’s leftist governor tells residents to call police on neighbors who violate her new COVID lockdown edicts

Oregon’s far-left Democratic governor, Kate Brown, declared strict new COVID lockdown orders last week, and now she’s calling on Oregonians to rat out any of their neighbors who might violate her new edict limiting social gatherings, KGW-TV reported.

What is the governor doing?

Gov. Brown’s latest statewide coronavirus lockdown mandates — which she has taken to labeling a “freeze” — include much of what Americans have come to expect from governors of both parties who are locking down their states in an attempt to slow the current nationwide COVID surge.

Brown’s orders include banning all indoor dining at restaurants; closing indoor gyms, entertainment activities, pools, and museums; closing outdoor recreational facilities, zoos, entertainment activities, gardens, and pools; limiting retail stores to 75% capacity; requiring businesses to mandate work-from-home and to close their offices to the public; restricting “non-essential” travel; and limiting faith-based organizations to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

But what has likely brought the most consternation to Oregon residents has been the cap on social get-togethers — particularly with Thanksgiving only days away. Brown’s newest round of commands feature an outright ban on groups of more than six people gathering together in private homes.

The governor’s latest move has drawn pushback from not only average citizens but also elected officials and law enforcement.

Newly elected Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Tootie Smith (R) told Fox News that Brown’s mandates made Oregonian’s “second-rate slaves” in their own homes.

And at least one Oregon sheriff is also pushing back on Brown’s new orders. Marion County Sheriff’s office said Friday, “We recognize that we cannot arrest or enforce our way out of the pandemic, and we believe both are counterproductive to public health goals,” KGW reported.

In an interview with KGW on Friday, Brown called the pushback “irresponsible,” saying, “These are politicians seeking headlines, not public servants, trying to save lives.”

Call the cops

So, how does the governor envision the enforcement of her new mandates?

She wants neighbors to rat on neighbors.

KGW’s Maggie Vespa asked Brown a yes-or-no question point blank: Should Oregonians be calling the police on their neighbors who are violating the six-person restriction?

The governor said yes.

“This is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” Brown said told Vespa. “What do neighbors do? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”

“That could be a ‘yes,'” Vespa replied.

“Yes, yes,” Brown said, adding that people “shouldn’t have to” call police. Instead, she said, people should understand that her new commands are “about saving lives.”

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Vaccine Chief: The First Americans Will Be Vaccinated For COVID Next Month

Operation Warp Speed’s vaccine chief Moncef Slaoui said that the first Americans to be vaccinated for COVID-19 will get the shot the second week of December.  “Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours from the approval,” Slaoui said.

“I would expect maybe on day two after approval, on the 11th or on the 12th of December. Hopefully, the first people will be immunized across the United States, across all states, in all the areas where the State Departments of Health will have told us where to deliver the vaccine,” Slaoui told CNN‘s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday.

ALERT: Operation Warp Speed General Said “The Whole of America” Will Be Vaxxed Within 24 Hours

Pfizer submitted an application to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, and an FDA vaccine advisory committee is slated to meet on December 10. We all know they will approve this vaccine and roll it out. Slaoui also said that based on plans, the amount of the population who need to be vaccinated for life to return to normal is likely to happen in May.

Slaoui told Tapper that the level of efficacy that has been shown in both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines means a lot of the country has to take the vaccine.  “70% or so of the population being immunized would allow for true herd immunity to take place, that is likely to happen somewhere in the month of May, or something like that based on our plans.”

But we shouldn’t trust these people, considering they already told us the vaccine won’t allow life to go back to normal.

They Moved The Goalposts…AGAIN!: “It’s Not Over When The Vaccine Arrives”

“So, if we get the overwhelming majority of people taking the vaccine, and you have on the one hand an effective vaccine, on the other hand, a high degree of uptake of the vaccine, we could start getting things back to relative normal as we get into the second and third quarter of the year, where people can start thinking about doing things that were too dangerous just months ago,” Fauci said at the time.

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Waffle House CEO unloads on lockdowns and politicians who implement them: ‘Not paying the same price’

Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer did not mince words last week when he denounced coronavirus-related lockdowns and the leaders who implement the business-killing restrictions.

Speaking with Business Insider, Ehmer explained that he opposes lockdowns because of the severe impact they have on American workers.

“A lockdown is going to put a lot of people out of work,” Ehmer said. “It’s really not about the business — it’s about the people. These people have jobs, they have livelihoods, they need to take care of their families.”

Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer. (Jason Davis/Getty Images)

In fact, Ehmer pointed out that leaders who implement lockdowns, putting Americans out of work and creating more economic instability for those who are already not affluent, never have to feel the impact of their decisions.

“None of the people who make the decisions to shut down businesses and impact people’s livelihoods ever have their own livelihood impacted,” he said. “The people making the decisions are not paying the same price that the workers in this country are paying.”

How has Waffle House fared?

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted every segment of society; every person and business has been affected in some way. But Waffle House, the breakfast food restaurant chain spread across the eastern U.S., appears to have fared better than most.

Ehmer told Business Insider that there has not been a single documented case of COVID-19 spreading inside any Waffle House location.

“While the virus is surging in terms of number of cases, we haven’t felt a tremendous impact to the business at this point,” Ehmer explained.

In fact, fewer than two dozen Waffle Houses are currently closed due to the pandemic, and Ehmer said those restaurants are only closed because of government mandates. “The only reason we think that we would shut a dining room down at this point is if the local government made us do so,” he said.

Unfortunately, however, the National Restaurant Association said in September that 100,000 American restaurants have shuttered their doors since the pandemic began. The organization also estimated that restaurants will have lost nearly one-quarter trillion dollars in revenue by year’s end.

What about stimulus?

Politicians believe that additional economic stimulus will help businesses fare the the economic rollercoaster of the pandemic.

But Ehmer warned that government stimulus is only a band-aid.

“The stimulus helped a lot of restaurants and more importantly a lot of people early on. But, what you can’t value enough is someone’s peace of mind and security that they have a job that they can count on,” Ehmer said. “Governments can’t replace all of the salaries in the economy that you want to shut down. We’ve got to find safe ways to move forward.”

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Thousands gathered for a secret, massive wedding ceremony in Brooklyn — and Gov. Cuomo is livid about it

A report over the weekend revealed that thousands of Hasidic Jews gathered for a secret, massive wedding in New York City earlier in this month.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was none too happy about it when he found out, calling the gathering “a blatant disregard of the law” and demanding an investigation.

What secret wedding?

The New York Post published a report Saturday of a secretly organized wedding in Brooklyn that took place Nov. 8.

According to the Post, the wedding for a chief rabbi’s grandson was secretly organized and pulled off in spite of COVID directives from the state and the city prohibiting such gatherings during the pandemic.

Thousands of guests “crammed shoulder to shoulder” into the Yetev Lev temple in Williamsburg, which has a capacity of 7,000 people, for the event, “stomping, dancing and singing at the top of their lungs without a mask in sight,” the Post said.

Video and photos of the nuptials obtained by the Post show the synagogue jam-packed to the rafters with thousands of men in the bleachers and women in the balcony.

The Post reported that organizers planned the wedding of the grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelman in secret to hide it from the media and the government.

“Due to the ongoing situation with government restrictions, preparations were made secretly and discreetly, so as not to draw attention from strangers,” the Satmar sect’s Yiddish newspaper Der Blatt reported, the Post said.

According to the paper, the organizers did their best to make all arrangements on the sly. All updates about the event were passed along by word of mouth and no notices were made in writing and no invitations were sent.

The secretly planned wedding came in the wake of the government’s cancellation last month of a massive planned wedding that was expected to draw 10,000 people.

How did Cuomo react?

Needless to say, Gov. Cuomo was displeased.

The governor has been issuing increased lockdowns across the state, with special attention on New York City — and especially the Big Apple’s Jewish community. So it’s no wonder he had something to say about the massive event.

“It was a blatant disregard of the law. It’s illegal. It was also disrespectful to the people of New York,” Cuomo said Sunday, the Post reported. “The law protects everybody. It protects you, but it also protects me.”

The governor demanded that the city conduct an investigation into the massive wedding.

He said he’s particularly interested in how such a large event could be kept secret.

“If 7,000 people went to a wedding, you can figure that out, right? That’s the problem with a ‘secret’ 7,000. It’s hard to keep a secret,” he said, adding, “It’s my information the city is investigating. They should investigate, and if 7,000 people were at a wedding, I’m sure they’ll be able to figure it out, and then we’ll bring the full consequences of legal action to bear.”

A spokeswoman for City Hall told the Post that the city is investigating the wedding and “will hold those accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Trump supporter faces simple assault charges after blowing on anti-Trump protesters

A man wearing a Trump shirt and seen breathing on anti-Trump protesters in a video that went viral over the weekend has been charged with misdemeanor assault by Virginia police.

Loudon County police charged Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Virginia, with misdemeanor simple assault after he allegedly blew on two women who were protesting outside the Trump National Golf Club on Sunday, WRC-TV reports. One of the women, Kathy Beynette, told WRC-TV that Trump supporters were counterprotesting across the street from where they were.

“Then, quite out of nowhere, the guy came over from across the street, came charging across the street,” Beynette said.

She began filming as the man, wearing a Trump T-shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his waist, confronted her and her fellow anti-Trump protester.

In the video, one of the women tells the man, “You’re in my face and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back off.”

One of the women yells, “Get away from me! Get away from me!”

The other says, “You don’t get up in somebody’s face,” and the man responds, “I’m not in anybody’s face.”

Then she replies, “You are in my face — and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back up.”

Then the man takes a deep breath and begins blowing on them.

“He just proceeded to assault us by taking a deep breath and doing a very powerful exhalation on both of us,” Beynette said.

The Loudon County Sheriff’s office released a statement on Sunday announcing charges against Deskins.

“Two separate parties reported they were assaulted during a verbal argument outside of Trump National Golf Club,” police said. “As the incident was not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture the entire interaction, an investigation was conducted on scene and both parties were advised they could go to a Loudoun County Magistrate and seek a citizen obtained warrant.”

“This afternoon our deputies served a warrant obtained by a citizen through a Loudoun County Magistrate. Raymond Deskins, age 61, of Sterling, VA, was charged with simple assault (misdemeanor) and released on a summons.”

Beynette told WRC-TV she’s worried that about contracting COVID-19 from the incident, saying that she’s had to cancel her Thanksgiving plans because she might have been exposed to the virus.

“We’re both senior citizens both close to 70 years old, which puts us in a high-risk category,” she said. “Because of this guy, my family has had to cancel the small Thanksgiving that we had planned with just a few people because I said I might’ve been exposed.”

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Horowitz: A severely symptomatic lie about asymptomatic spread

The American people were very patient in March as novel and irrational theories were posited regarding the uniqueness of SARS-CoV-2 — even to the extent that those theories forced a dramatic change to their lifestyles. However, eight months later, these same draconian policies are still in place after the theories undergirding those policies appear to be false. Nowhere is this more evident than with the theory about mass asymptomatic spread.

We have been told that every human being must be treated as a leper — a liability that must be shunned, isolated, and distanced in perpetuity. This mentality has affected every aspect of our lives. Why have we never done this in all our history, which has included viruses with much higher fatality rates? It was all supposedly because of the novel idea that most people spread this particular virus without showing symptoms, so we are all suspect for carrying and spreading the virus at any given time. That theory was always extremely speculative and unfounded, but a new study shows that eight months later, it is simply not true.

Beginning in May, the Chinese government conducted the largest mass testing for COVID-19 of anywhere on the globe. Out of 10 million people tested in Wuhan, just 300 were positive and were all asymptomatic. None of them spread it to their contacts. That is zero out of 1,174 contacts. According to the study, published in Nature Communications, none of those who tested positive produced live virus in the cultures. This explains very easily why none of them seemed to infect others.

We can dismiss this at our own peril simply because the study came from China, but let’s not forget that the Chinese stand to benefit from the rest of the world panicking over asymptomatic spread and purchasing more personal protection equipment, a market dominated by Chinese companies. Moreover, this study harmonizes with other research and the prevailing common sense for decades.

Dr. Fauci himself, before this became political and a tool for control, stated very emphatically that “the driver of outbreaks is always a symptomatic person.” “Even if there is some asymptomatic transmission, in all the history of respiratory viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks,” said Fauci in a January 28 press conference.

The World Health Organization said in May that asymptomatic spread was “very rare.” Then, like any time a major scientific figure reveals the truth, the WHO suddenly recanted that position when the media raised a howl.

A U.S.-based study from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Biostatistics, observed similar low rates of transmission among the asymptomatic. Researchers found symptomatic individuals transmitted the virus at rates 28 times higher than asymptomatic individuals. Another Chinese study from May found very weak transmission capability among asymptomatic infections.

We also know that as many as 50% of flu cases every year are asymptomatic, yet we never panic or assume they are drivers of community spread.

Thus, putting together all the information we have now observed from this virus, paired against “all the history of respiratory viruses of any type,” why are we still pushing illegal, illogical, and immoral lockdown policies all based on a premise of mass asymptomatic spread that is rooted in zero evidence?

This study also lays waste to the entire premise of mass testing using high levels of amplification known as “cycle thresholds.” What this study shows is that testing asymptomatic people with high cycle thresholds usually means that they merely have traces of the virus in them that are scientifically insignificant. “Virus cultures were negative for all asymptomatic positive and repositive cases, indicating no ‘viable virus’ in positive cases detected in this study,” concluded the authors.

In September, a study on cycle thresholds funded by the French government was published and found that the accuracy of PCR tests using 35 cycles of viral RNA amplification is only about 3%. You know what that means? 97% of those people testing positive are likely false. As the New York Times reported in August, most labs in the U.S. use 40 cycle thresholds! Thus, there are very few people who are actually contagious and most of them have evident symptoms. The notion that perfectly healthy people can’t get together for Thanksgiving is insane.

A state’s power to quarantine extends only to the sick, not the healthy. To take away someone’s liberty based on these fault tests without any due process violates the Constitution. How sad that it took a court in Portugal to recognize this right before any American court. Recently, a Portuguese judge ruled that any positive test that used more than 25 cycle thresholds is not reliable and cannot be used to force quarantine. He also questioned the entire legal premise of quarantining the healthy. What happened to the land of the free?

Truth be told, we are seeing the same perfidy regarding the efficacy of mask-wearing and school closures. Both policies are still being promoted with religious fervor despite a lack of evidence that they slow the spread one iota. Despite an uninterrupted stream of data and research both before and during the epidemic discounting these archaic views, Western governments are dogmatically reverting to the superstitious, accusatory, and panicked responses of the Dark Ages during the Black Plague.

“In summary, the detection rate of asymptomatic positive cases in the post-lockdown Wuhan was very low (0.303/10,000), and there was no evidence that the identified asymptomatic positive cases were infectious,” concluded the Chinese study. “These findings enabled decision makers to adjust prevention and control strategies in the post-lockdown period.”

In other words, following the data and the scientific research after eight months of torture has landed us in the same position we started this year – quarantining the healthy is counterproductive and achieves nothing in stopping the spread of a respiratory virus. The Chinese government learned to move on from authoritarian lockdowns of healthy individuals. The Western world, on the other hand, is still stuck on stupid, as the Chinese laugh all the way to the bank.

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