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  • 50,000 Children’s Surgeries Postponed, Deaths on Transplant Waiting List Near-Doubled Due to Lockdown: Report

    10/20/2020 9:35:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2020 | Victoria Friedman
    The UK’s coronavirus lockdown has impacted every area of healthcare, including cancer treatment, paediatrics, and cardiovascular care, resulting in excess deaths and delays to treatment, according to analysis. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures had already revealed on Monday that there were 25,000 excess deaths at private homes since the beginning of the year — with only nine per cent being as a result of coronavirus. Another piece of analysis predicted excess deaths would rise directly as a result of the government’s “Protect the NHS” message which deterred people from making medical appointments.
  • CA Assemblymen Kiley and Gallagher Court Hearing on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ‘One-Man Rule’

    10/20/2020 8:28:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    California Globe ^ | October 19, 2020 | Katy Grimes
    This case is not about one particular law, but the rule of law. California Assemblymen Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher are suing to stop California Governor Gavin Newsom’s “one man rule.” Kiley and Gallagher filed their most recent Trial Brief, and Gov. Gavin Newsom filed his. The trial will take place Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Sutter County. The Michigan Supreme Court recently struck down the 1945 law that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been using to keep the state in lockdown since April. And in September, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that Governor Tom Wolf’s lockdown orders were unconstitutional,...
  • Judge denies Tavern League's request to block Gov. Evers' (D, WI) indoor capacity order

    10/19/2020 2:04:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WTMJ TV 4 ^ | October 19, 2020 | Ryan Jenkins
    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. -- A Barron County judge has ruled that a temporary restraining order against Gov. Tony Evers' order restricting indoor capacity in Wisconsin bars and restaurants be lifted, meaning that it is once again in effect. Earlier this month, Gov. Evers ordered new restrictions limiting indoor capacity to 25 percent at all bars, restaurants, and stores statewide. Many business owners complained their businesses won't survive. The Tavern League of Wisconsin sued, and last week Sawyer County Judge Don Yackel temporarily blocked the order with a restraining order. Monday, Judge James Babler removed the restraining order, arguing the plaintiffs...
  • Can the lockdowns be ended without a fight? The lockdowns will end only when enough people decide it's time for them to end.

    10/19/2020 9:08:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2020 | Scott Mayer
    California and other blue states, 200+ days into "15 days to slow the spread," are rapidly headed toward "just obey our dictates and wait for the next five-year plan."  Governor Newsom's recent guidelines on gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, may sound like a crazy joke, but it isn't: Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests.  Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer. The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later. Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/18/2020

    10/18/2020 9:07:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/18/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Coronavirus restrictions in the USA regarding business occupancy are not being made more strict in the days ahead of the election but there are some exceptions in three localities...... The Facebook censorship picking up steam with the banning of Peoples Rights and activists like Ammon Bundy reported to number in the hundreds... Peoples Rights supporting students at the middle and high schools in Sandpoint, Idaho who are walking out or planning to walk out over mandates to wear masks-muzzles... A protest against Twitter censorship by President Trump's supporters in San Francisco came under attack from left-wing groups with injuries reported.......
  • As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue.

    10/18/2020 1:13:03 PM PDT · by karpov · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2020 | Julie Bosman, Sarah Mervosh and Marc Santora
    CHICAGO — When the coronavirus began sweeping around the globe this spring, people from Seattle to Rome to London canceled weddings and vacations, cut off visits with grandparents and hunkered down in their homes for what they thought would be a brief but essential period of isolation. But summer did not extinguish the virus. And with fall has come another dangerous, uncontrolled surge of infections that in parts of the world is the worst of the pandemic so far. The United States surpassed eight million known cases this past week, and reported more than 70,000 new infections on Friday, the...
  • The Coronavirus Experts Were Wrong, Now They Need Scapegoats: Now, It’s not about fighting the virus, but punishing political and cultural enemies

    10/17/2020 8:56:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/17/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The problem isn’t just the China Virus. It’s that we adopted the China Model to fight it. Public health experts adopted China’s draconian lockdowns without knowing how well they really worked and in a country that, fortunately, lacks the power to truly enforce them. China’s deceptiveness and lack of transparency meant that we did not know how well anything that the Communist dictatorship did to battle the virus that it spawned actually worked. Despite that, our public health experts, and those of most free countries, adopted the China Model. We don’t know how well the China Model worked for the...
  • Biden Adviser, Obamacare Architect, Now Makes Money By Keeping You On Lockdown

    10/16/2020 3:58:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/2020 | By Stephanie Gutmann
    Here’s a LinkedIn profile I’d like to see: In a fantasy world where everyone is obligated to tell the truth, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s top-of-the-page summary would read, “Professional medical ethicist. Served two American presidents by crafting intellectual framework and persuasive moral arguments in service of world-changing health care policy. Will craft bioethical philosophy and matching rhetoric to suit your needs!”Emanuel, who some might remember from 2009 as a chief salesman for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is back in the spotlight again with tuned-up public health priorities and a new Democratic politician to serve. In this round of...
  • Andrew Cuomo Takes a ‘Hatchet’. In a recorded call, he explains why he favors broad lockdowns.

    10/16/2020 9:53:46 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 15, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say that his virus policies, including a strict, prolonged lockdown of New York City, are based on science. Well, he finally revealed the truth when he told Jewish leaders last week that he is locking down their communities again due to public fear. Cases in Brooklyn, Queens and some New York City suburbs have been rising, and Mr. Cuomo blames orthodox Jewish communities not adhering to his rules. Last week he shut down nonessential businesses and schools in these communities and limited gatherings at houses of worship to 10 people. “They have never...
  • Closing schools hindered herd immunity, could lead to more COVID deaths overall: new study [ United Kingdom ]

    10/16/2020 5:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Patrick Delaney
    Lockdown measures, such as closing schools, likely prolonged the epidemic by preventing the virus from naturally moving through low-risk populations and building herd immunity. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that the closing of schools in response to the novel coronavirus could actually increase overall deaths resulting from the disease. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh reevaluated a model produced by the Imperial College London earlier this year that prompted the extensive government lockdown measures, including the closing of schools, implemented in the U.K., ... school closures and isolation of younger people would increase the...
  • De Blasio considering shutting down early voting sites in area under COVID lockdown: report

    10/15/2020 9:21:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/14/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he may close early voting locations in areas of Brooklyn and Queens that are currently under coronavirus lockdown restrictions imposed last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Post reported. The specified zip codes are facing varying degrees of prohibitions that include bans on indoor dining, school closures, and strict caps on numbers allowed in houses of worship
  • Over 34,000 Health Experts Sign Declaration Against COVID-19 Lockdowns, Petition by Epidemiologists Claims

    10/15/2020 7:53:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 14 Oct 2020 | OMID GHOREISHI
    More than 34,000 medical doctors and health scientists from around the world have signed a declaration against lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying the measures are causing “irreparable damage,” according to an online petition initially created by three epidemiologist from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford. As of Oct. 14, close to 25,000 of the signatories signed as medical practitioners, and around 9,500 as public health scientists. They have joined more than 440,000 members of the general public in signing the petition. The petition requires signatories to provide their full name, city, country, zip or postal code,...
  • California rules now allow for 3 households to socialize

    10/15/2020 6:41:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2020 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is easing its coronavirus restrictions to allow up to three households to socialize outdoors, an expansion of rules aimed at people tempted to have even larger gatherings around Halloween, Thanksgiving and end-of-year holidays, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Three households can gather so long as they wear masks and follow other safety precautions designed to stem the spread of the virus, under the new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health. State health officials previously discouraged gatherings outside of a single household. The goal is not to encourage larger gatherings, Newsom said, but to...
  • Nearly 60% of likely voters — including 70% of undecideds — believe U.S. shouldn't lock down again

    10/14/2020 3:22:14 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies
    Just the News ^ | October 13, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    A majority of likely American voters believe the United States should not undergo another COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. A full 57% of likely voters believe that "it is better [for the U.S.] to find a way to move forward" without further lockdowns like the kinds that American governors imposed throughout the country in March and April. Just 33%, meanwhile, believe that "it is better for America to lock down again." The remaining 10% were unsure...
  • COVID 2nd wave drives more European countries back into lockdown

    10/14/2020 12:56:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 10/14/2020 | CBS/AFP
    London — More European countries have decided to reimpose nationwide lockdown measures to counter fast-rising coronavirus infection rates. Northern Ireland announced Wednesday that it would become the first among the United Kingdom's four nations to try a so-called circuit breaker lockdown. The tactic will see pubs and restaurants closed for all but takeout service, all schools closed and many other businesses greatly restricted for a short, defined period to try and break the cycle of spiraling infections. Israel became the first country globally to reimpose a nationwide lockdown to stem COVID-19 infections when it ordered much of the economy and...
  • Macron announces curfew for Paris and eight other cities

    10/14/2020 11:44:47 AM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/14/2020
    The French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a curfew during which everyone must be at home between 9pm and 6am for the Paris region, as well as the cities of Rouen, Lille, St Etienne, Lyon, Grenoble, Montpellier, Marseille and Toulouse. The curfew will begin on Saturday and will last for four weeks, he said.
  • NYT: Experts Confident Pandemic To Be Over ‘Far Sooner’ Than Expected, Trump Efforts ‘Working With Remarkable Efficiency’

    10/13/2020 5:49:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 53 replies ^ | Oct 13, 202 | Ryan Saavedra
    A new report from The New York Times indicates that experts have “genuine confidence” that the coronavirus pandemic will end “far sooner” than originally expected and that President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed — the administration’s efforts to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics — has been “working with remarkable efficiency.”... “Experts are saying, with genuine confidence, that the pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they expected, possibly by the middle of next year.”... “Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is likely to...
  • (NM) Gov. announces renewed public health regulations, reiterates that more will come if alarming rise of COVID-19 is not slowed (The beatings will continue until morale improves)

    10/13/2020 2:48:42 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    NM Health Department Press Room ^ | October 13, 2020 | NM Health Department
    SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide. The governor also reiterated her stark warnings from recent weeks – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state, including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls to blunt the spread of the highly infectious and potentially lethal virus, which...
  • Again? Chinese City Locks Down Neighborhoods, Shuts Hospitals Amid Growing CCP Virus Outbreak

    10/12/2020 9:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/12/2020 | Nicole Hao
    A health worker checks the temperature of residents as they line up to be tested for the COVID-19 in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong Province on Oct. 12, 2020. After a CCP virus outbreak in Qingdao city, eastern China, authorities are scrambling to contain infections by locking down neighborhoods and requiring COVID-19 testing for all residents.On Oct. 12, the government locked down residential compounds where diagnosed patients live. It also designated the neighborhood where the Qingdao Chest Hospital is located as a “medium-risk region” for virus spread.Six million residents who live in the Shinan, Shibei, Licang, Laoshan, and Chengyang districts...
  • California releases guidelines for private gatherings

    10/12/2020 2:06:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    KRON 4 San Francisco ^ | Oct 2020 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    The California Department of Public Health on Friday released new guidelines for private gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines are an update on household gatherings that takes precedence over prior guidance that was issued most recently last month. Anyone who plans to host or participate in a private gathering must comply with the following requirements: 1. Attendance Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer. Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same...