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Dr. Fauci issues dire warning on ‘lurking’ viruses, says COVID-19 is ‘worst-case scenario,’ ‘worst nightmare.’ A professor of virology weighs in without the alarmism.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there are more viruses around the corner and that the country is absolutely not finished with COVID-19.

What did Fauci say?

According to a Friday Newsweek report, Fauci spoke with Dan Diamond on Politico’s Pulse Check podcast, where he said that the COVID-19 pandemic is easily his “worst nightmare” as well as the “worst-case scenario” for the United States.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also told Diamond that there are even more frightening viruses than COVID-19 that are “lurking” around the corner.

“You have to assume that there are more viruses that are still lurking because we know historically we’ve had outbreaks long before I’ve been around, even before recorded history,” he said. “We know that there have been outbreaks recently, we’re in the middle of an outbreak now. And there’s no doubt that we’re going to have outbreaks in the future.”

The 79-year-old doctor also said that the COVID-19 infection is the “worst-case scenario or my worst nightmare” and that the notion of a growing number of viruses jumping from animals to humans is a terrible notion to behold.

What else?

Dr. Ian Jones, a professor of virology from the United Kingdom’s University of Reading in Berkshire, England, said that Fauci is merely “stating the obvious.”

“Virus outbreaks from animals to man occur all the time depending on proximity and abundance, in avian flu for example, but only rarely do they efficiently transmit one person to another,” Jones explained, according to Newsweek.

He pointed out that it’s only natural for a pandemic to take place when humans are able to transmit such viruses to their fellow humans.

“These are of varying severity; the flu pandemic of 2009 was relativity mild whereas the current COVID pandemic is severe,” Jones added.

‘Worst nightmare’ over and over

Fauci has often repeated his claims that COVID-19 is his “worst nightmare.”

Twice in July, Fauci said coronavirus was his “worst nightmare.”

On one occasion, Fauci said the virus was public health’s “worst nightmare” due to the abundant way the virus spreads among humans, as well as its newness.

“What [kept] me up at night is the emergence, usually jumping from an animal reservoir to a human, of a brand-new virus that no one has ever seen before,” Fauci explained. “Bingo. The worst nightmare comes true.”

A second occasion saw Fauci call the disease health experts’ “worst nightmare” due to it being the “perfect storm” because there was no end in sight to the deadly pandemic.

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Vietnam health officials say a mutated strain of COVID-19 is behind large spike in infections

Vietnam health officials say a mutated form of the coronavirus is behind a recent spike of infections across the country.

Last week, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the current wave of infections was different than what the country fought against in March, and pointed out that “every province and city in the country was at risk.”

What are the details?

Vietnam Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long made the announcement on Sunday, according to a Reuters report on Monday.

The strain, the minister says, has been seen in Bangladesh and the British Isles, but is new to Vietnam.

Scientists say that while the strain appears to be new, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more dangerous than other known strains.

The outlet reported that each patient confirmed to have the new strain has been found to infect between five and six people.

This new number is compared with a previous rate of 1.8 to 2.2 infections per patient, Long said in his Sunday remarks about the mutation.

The country went 99 days without any new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but the streak ended on July 25.

According to a July Reuters report, Vietnam was the most populous country in the world to have recorded no COVID-19 deaths until the new strain hit the country.

At the time of this reporting, researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimate that there have been at least 642 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, with at least six attributed to the deadly virus.

Between July 25 and Aug. 3, there have been at least 225 confirmed cases in the country, which health officials attribute to the new outbreak.

Business Insider points out that the majority of the new cases have been discovered in coastal city, Da Nang, which frequently saw beach tourists on vacation over the last several weeks.

New cases are more severe

Marc Choisy, a biomathematician for Oxford University’s clinical research unit in Hanoi, told the Associated Press that the new strain appears to be more severe.

“One big difference I’ve noticed between this wave and the previous one is that the cases we have right now, a lot of them are severe,” he explained.

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More Possible Excuses For Tyranny: 6 New Coronaviruses Found In Bats

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Scientists have discovered 6 new coronaviruses in bats.  As we’ve seen, just one is enough to cause panic and tyranny, so now that we know of 6 more, governments won’t hesitate to use this as an excuse to further stamp out your human right to liberty should any of these transmit to humans.

The research, published in PLOS ONE, notes that the viruses were discovered between 2016 and 2018, but aren’t believed to be related to SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which all jumped from animals to humans.

While it’s always important to be aware of what kind of viruses are out there and cause illnesses, it’s also important to know that anytime something even remotely minor happens again, the elitists will try to use it as another excuse to put all people on house arrest through fear and propaganda.

“Viral pandemics remind us how closely human health is connected to the health of wildlife and the environment,” said the study’s lead author and former wildlife veterinarian with the Smithsonian’s Global Health Program, Marc Valitutto, in a statement. “Worldwide, humans are interacting with wildlife with increasing frequency, so the more we understand about these viruses in animals—what allows them to mutate and how they spread to other species––the better we can reduce their pandemic potential.”

According to a report by The New York Post, this study is important to understand transmission potential.  That is important, but we also need to change how we respond to pandemics for the future.  Killing people’s businesses and banning them from making money while removing what is left of their basic human rights is not a solution.  Hopefully, this will give all of humanity time to reevaluate just how disastrous the global lockdowns were and how little they accomplished for a pandemic that was made out to be far more severe than it actually was.

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“Many coronaviruses may not pose a risk to people, but when we identify these diseases early on in animals, at the source, we have a valuable opportunity to investigate the potential threat,” one of the study’s co-authors, Suzan Murray, added in the statement. “Vigilant surveillance, research and education are the best tools we have to prevent pandemics before they occur.

Additional studies will be needed to determine if these newly discovered coronaviruses have “the potential for transmission across species to better understand the risks to human health.”

We, agree.  And in the meantime, we should all be looking for solutions that are not worse than the problem.  The lockdowns were an experiment and one that has failed in every way.  There are ways to slow the spread of viruses that do not involve ruining people’s lives and impoverishing them to the point that they couldn’t pay for medical care if they do get sick.

The biggest problem is not a pandemic. As we have seen, the biggest problem is the solution governments and elitists come up with to handle them.

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End The Shutdown!

This article was originally published by The Editors at The Mises Institute. 

The shutdown of the American economy by government decree should end. The lasting and far-reaching harms caused by this authoritarian precedent far outweigh those caused by the COVID-19 virus. The American people—individuals, families, businesses—must decide for themselves how and when to reopen society and return to their daily lives.

Neither the Trump administration nor Congress has the legal authority to shut down American life absent at least baseline due process. As Judge Andrew Napolitano recently wrote, business closures, restrictions on assembly and movement, and quarantines are not constitutionally permissible under some magic “emergency” doctrine. At a minimum, the federal government must show potential imminent harm by specific infected individuals at some form of hearing or trial.

These due process requirements are not suspended.

State and local officials may claim, or even possess, lawful police powers to shut down their communities. We offer no analysis of such powers or claims under the myriad of state constitutions and authorizing legislation. But they should resist exercising these powers. The governor of Virginia, in particular, deserves admonition for unilaterally imposing a lengthy period of virtual house arrest.

We do not know, and cannot yet know, how many Americans will become sick or die from the virus. We do know that predictions regarding infection and death rates are highly unreliable. Even actual deaths attributable to COVID-19 are not so easy to count, as Italy has discovered. Age, general health, and comorbidity are difficult variables to assess, and people may die “with” the virus but not “from” it. It is also very difficult to assess the lethality of the virus relative to previously known types of flu and colds.

To date, COVID-19 deaths in the US are far fewer than deaths in ordinary flu seasons or from past pandemics such as the H1N1 virus. This understanding is critically important to put the virus, and the government response to it, in perspective. Even during past pandemics, depressions, and world wars, Americans went to work.

In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat helped the world understand the “seen and unseen costs” of state policies. It is simple to see how quarantines and lockdowns will slow the spread of COVID-19. It is critical, but not so simple, to see the costs and harms caused by the economic shutdown.

Only then can we rationally understand the tradeoffs involved.

How many Americans suffering from other illnesses cannot see a doctor now? How many Americans will lose their jobs, their life savings, their retirement prospects, and their incalculable feeling of self-worth? How many will succumb to depression, drug or alcohol abuse, and suicide? How many will lose their homes, divorce their spouses, or suffer abuse? How many will never recover in their careers? How many small businesses, including the vital ones of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, will vanish from your community? How many young people will “fail to launch”?

Worse still, will grocery stores and gas stations remain open and stocked? Will crime spike? Will the American social fabric, already thin from politics, tear apart?

These questions are not rhetorical. All of these things happened, to a degree, following the Great Recession of 2008. They will happen again—very soon—if we fail to act immediately. Tomorrow, on April 1, millions of Americans will not pay rent or mortgages. Millions of small businesses will shutter, just as many large employers such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, airlines, and hotels already have. Millions of service workers are unemployed already, but many more jobs will be lost. The effects will cascade.

There is no conflict between humanitarian and economic concerns; in fact, they are flipsides of the same coin. A poorer America will be a much less healthy America, one more vulnerable to future illness and disease. Technology, modern medicine, and market actors can address a virus; already we see entrepreneurs producing cheaper ventilators and doctors using cheap generic drugs with very promising results.

This local, bottom-up approach is the only effective way to confront the virus. The federal government, as we see now and have in the past, is comically incapable of competence in times of crisis.

On a fundamental level, freedom really is more important than security—or, in this case, an illusion of security. We all demonstrate this in our personal lives every day, from flying to driving to riding bicycles, to consuming unhealthy food and drink simply because we like it. Security has never been the sole or even primary goal for a country born in rebellion.

Government cannot decide what aspects of our lives are essential or nonessential. The American people cannot simply sit at home and wait for government checks written on funds that government does not have.

End the shutdown.

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Actress Evangeline Lilly won’t self-isolate — because she values freedom over anything and says the government already has too much control

Actress Evangeline Lilly says she will not self-quarantine, and it’s because she puts a higher precedence on her own freedoms.

What are the details?

It all began when the 40-year-old actress shared an Instagram post documenting her day-to-day activities amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“Just dropped off my kids at gymnastics camp,” she wrote. “They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual.”

Naturally, many of her followers called her parenting into question and asked if she believed it was truly responsible to avoid self-isolating while in the throes of a deadly pandemic.

At the time of this writing, there have been over 240,000 confirmed cases of the disease, and over 9,800 people have died because of the coronavirus.

“I am living with my father at the moment, who has stage four lukemia [sic],” she revealed. “I am also immune compromised at the moment. I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”

Lilly also added that she believes the U.S. government is exercising far too much control over the masses and their panic stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

“Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall [sic] Law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu,” she reasoned. “It’s unnerving. … Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power.”

She later cryptically noted, “There’s ‘something’ every election year.'”

What else?

Lilly — famous for her role in long-running TV show “Lost” — later added, “I think we all need to slow down, take a breath and look at the facts we are being presented with. They do not add up to the all-out, global lockdown, control, pandemonia and insanity we are experiencing. I hope that people will find their peace and sanity where you are soon. Sending you loving prayers.”

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Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue debuts gripping tribute to COVID-19-stricken countries

Christ the Redeemer in Brazil has lit up in honor of the countries struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday night.

Officials closed the tourist attraction earlier this week in order to stop the mass gathering of people.

What are the details?

The statue in Rio de Janeiro, which stands approximately 118 feet tall, was lit up with world flags of the countries across the globe that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The Christ the Redeemer statue sees approximately 2 million visitors per year.

At least 529 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Brazil at the time of this writing. At least four people have lost their lives because of the deadly disease there.

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In the 1850s the Vincentian priest Pedro Maria Boss suggested placing a Christian monument on Mount Corcovado to honor Isabel, princess regent of Brazil and the daughter of Emperor Pedro II, although the project was never approved. In 1921 the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro proposed that a statue of Christ be built on the 2,310-foot … summit, which, because of its commanding height, would make it visible from anywhere in Rio. Citizens petitioned Pres. Epitácio Pessoa to allow the construction of the statue on Mount Corcovado.

Brazil’s Chico Mendes Institute ordered the closure of all national parks it oversees on Tuesday, to include the national park that holds the Christ statue.

Christ the Redeemer lit up with world flags for coronavirus solidarity

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‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg demands Americans stop calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus.’ Meghan McCain isn’t having any of it.

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host on “The View,” said that people need to stop referring to COVID-19 as a Chinese virus, and insisted that the pandemic is not on the Chinese country’s shoulders — but on that of Mother Nature.

Co-host Meghan McCain, however, hit back hard with a fiery response.

What are the details?

Goldberg made the demand during a Wednesday segment on the ABC show.

“We need to stop calling it — or labeling it — it’s like [China] did it to us,” Goldberg said. “Mother Nature really did it to us.”

Goldberg pointed out President Donald Trump’s statement that Chinese officials reportedly blamed the U.S. for the virus, saying that the military brought the virus to the Wuhan region of China.

“Clearly [Trump] is trying to pin the blame on China, but I don’t recall hearing … China say the military gave it to them,” she insisted. “All I remember is seeing lots of people trying to quell this pandemic.”

Goldberg continued by claiming that Trump simply “makes things up.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, “I don’t think when the swine flu … originated here in the United States, we didn’t hear people saying, ‘This is the American swine flu.'”

Co-host Megan McCain, however, disagreed with her fellow panelists, and said that she had no issue referring to COVID-19 as a Chinese virus.

“I don’t have a problem with people calling it whatever they want,” she insisted. “It’s a deadly virus that did originate in Wuhan [China]. I don’t have a problem with it. And I think that China — had they acted right away, and we had more access to information, maybe it wouldn’t have gotten to the place where it is.”

Putting things in perspective, McCain added, “We have the luxury right now to be arguing about verbiage versus people that are actually dying and on ventilators.”

(H/T: The Federalist)

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Gwyneth Paltrow deletes Instagram post criticized for being ‘irresponsible’ and ‘tone-deaf’ during coronavirus pandemic

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow was forced to delete an Instagram post that many called “irresponsible” and “tone-deaf” during the coronavirus pandemic.

The post was a photo of the actress in an outfit she was marketing to her nearly 7 million followers, which many thought was inappropriate during a global pandemic.

Paltrow, who is best known for her role in the “Iron Man” movie franchise, offers expensive health products through her personal brand, Goop. Her outfit in the Instagram post included a $450 trouser skirt and $425 sneakers.

Many responses on the post were not positive.

“Come on goop” read one comment, according to Page Six. “I really don’t think it’s the time to think about buying trainers when people are struggling to buy day to day supplies. We don’t want doom and gloom, but maybe a post on boosting your immune system, staying healthy etc…”

“We’re in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, y’all really think anyone’s gonna buy an ugly a–s $450 skirt?” read another comment.

“Who would buy any clothing items now? Only making the rich richer,” read another.

Paltrow was previously mocked for selling a candle with a scent of her private parts for $75.

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