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  • New Cases End New Zealand's 'COVID-Free' Status; Auckland Back in Lockdown

    08/11/2020 9:46:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    usnews ^ | 08/11/2020 | PRAVEEN MENON
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand announced on Tuesday it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the city, the first evidence of domestic transmission after being coronavirus-free for 102 days. New Zealand's successful fight against COVID-19 was hailed globally and the Pacific island nation of 5 million was seen as one of the safest places, as the pandemic raged globally. Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the four cases were within one family in South Auckland. One person is in their 50s. They had no history of international travel. Family...
  • Fact-Checking Fauci; Were the harsh lockdowns really necessary and are they still necessary now?

    08/11/2020 7:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 08/11/2020 | Phillip W. Magness
    In recent congressional testimony Dr. Anthony Fauci, the primary architect of the Trump administration’s COVID response, painted a bleak picture about the United States’s ability to contain the pandemic. According to Fauci’s narrative, the United States is experiencing a resurgence in regional COVID outbreaks because it failed to sufficiently lock down back in March, and failed to comply with the existing lockdown orders. Fauci specifically contrasted this situation to several European states that imposed lockdowns around the same time, claiming the latter as a successful model for COVID containment. There are several immediate problems with Fauci’s arguments, including the fact...
  • Gretchen Whitmers Virtue Signaling Cant Hide That Her Lockdown Strategy Has Failed

    08/10/2020 7:19:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/10/2020 | Molly Davis
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pulled yet another publicity stunt by declaring racism a public health crisis last Wednesday. To address it, she created the Black Leadership Advisory Council tasked with a number of goals, including identifying policies that negatively affect black Michiganders. Additionally, all state employees will now be required to partake in implicit bias training to understand how their unconscious racism can affect others. This move is nothing more than virtue signaling to impress the public by using the latest newsworthy topics to grab their attention: racism and COVID-19. Whitmer is doing it not only to look good,...
  • New Study Finds Swedens Refusal To Lock Down Saved The Economy Without Sacrificing Lives

    08/10/2020 7:17:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/10/2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    To prove a study isnt suffering from selection bias, one of the best methods is to find cases or studies with similar precepts that show different results. When conclusions and expertise are constantly challenged by counter-conclusions and counter-expertise, the better the investigative process becomes, and everyone benefits with a better-refined outcome. In studying different results of similar assumptions, we have a better chance of isolating and understanding causal variables. After five months of a total collapse of social life under forced quarantines, if we are indeed facing a second wave with no vaccines yet, its time to declare that Swedens...
  • A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy's Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President

    08/10/2020 5:54:50 AM PDT · by John W · 64 replies
    NPR ^ | August 9, 2020 | Leila Fadel and Christianna Silva
    The United States has now surpassed five million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160,000 deaths from the virus as tens of millions of Americans file for unemployment, causing experts to debate how the nation should respond. Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, says the answer should be a return to mandated lockdowns in every state for up to six weeks in an effort to save both lives and the economy. "If we aren't willing to take this action, millions more cases with many more deaths are likely before a vaccine might be available," Kashkari wrote...
  • Feds Kashkari advocates six-week economic lockdown to defeat the coronavirus

    08/09/2020 4:26:26 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 August 2020 | Jeff Cox
    Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is advocating a full economic shutdown for up to six weeks to halt the Covid-19 spread...In a Friday New York Times op-ed he authored with Michael T. Osterholm of the University of Minnesota, Kashkari said the initial March lockdown didnt go far enough..."To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible," Kashkari and Osterholm wrote.
  • Victoria, A State of Disaster

    08/08/2020 3:49:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    XYZ ^ | August 9, 2020 | Mark Moncrieff
    A week ago, on Sunday the 2nd August 2020 at 1:43pm the State of Victoria was declared to be in a State of Disaster. This was of course due to Covid-19. Between the start of February and the 2nd August, 123 people have died with Covid-19 in their body in Victoria. 123! A State of Disaster basically means that the government can use all government resources, including financial to help to alleviate any disaster. Are we in a disaster? In 2018 there were 158,493 recorded deaths in Australia, that works out to 434 deaths a day. As of the 6th...
  • Depression may have caused woman to believe she was a chicken

    07/29/2020 4:34:04 AM PDT · by billorites · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    When being a human gets too hard, the brain will cope with psychological stress in fascinating ways. While most of the 260 million people worldwide who suffer from depression will have common symptoms, such as sadness, fatigue, disinterest and sleeplessness, an exceedingly rare few could lose their humanity completely by assuming the identity of an animal, according to researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium. In the Dutch medical journal Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, psychologists described the case of one 54-year-old woman, unnamed in their case study, who was found in her garden clucking and crowing like a rooster a...
  • Christian Church Decides to Meet at Walmart Since Government Wouldnt Allow Them to Meet at Church Watch What Happened!

    08/07/2020 10:06:11 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/6/2020 | Jim Hoft
    A video of Christians meeting at Walmart, reportedly in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, has gone viral on the internet. The Christians were banned from meeting at their church thanks to Governor Wolf so they took to Walmart to come together in worship.
  • Let's Not Panic; Schools Should Reopen

    08/07/2020 5:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 7, 2020 | Laura Hollis
    As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen -- albeit under serious restrictions necessitated by social distancing -- for the 2020-2021 academic year. But the reopenings are patchy and inconsistent, and there is still much opposition. For example, here in South Bend, Indiana, where I live, we were told in July that school would start -- online only -- on Aug. 12 and gradually ease back to in-person classes by Aug. 31. Yesterday, it was announced that all K-12 schools will remain online only through Oct. 5. Whether live, in-person classes will resume after that...
  • Healthcare and Lockdowns in 2020 America

    08/06/2020 7:22:59 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 5, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    Public policy is about choices. Its about recognizing the differences between different policy decisions, and forecasting the difference in potential results from those decisions. For example: What's the difference between getting diagnosed with heart disease in March or April and getting a stent or a bypass done and living another 25 years... ...or not going in, because everyone's scared to go to the hospital because of COVID-19, and having a fatal heart attack in June or July? What's the difference between getting diagnosed with a stage 1 or 2 cancer in March and being able to cure it by surgery...
  • Los Angeles Mayor says he will order water and power utilities to be shut off at homes hosting parties

    08/05/2020 5:39:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 63 replies
    BREAKING: Los Angeles Mayor says he will order water and power utilities to be shut off at homes hosting parties
  • Can We Stomach a Second Shutdown?

    08/04/2020 7:56:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    townhall ^ | 08/03/2020 | Parissa Sedghi
    In a recent coalition letter to decision makers, 150 health experts call for a second lockdown. Certainly this letter is well-intentioned, with its authors citing the awful prospect of losing a projected 200,000 American lives by November 1st as motivation for penning the message. Healthcare professionals are nobly bound to the hippocratic oath. But realistically, the idea of shutting America down again is impractical and insulting, especially to those who have complied with the first nationwide lockdown.
  • Misleading media coverage of Swedens response to Covid-19; Sweden does not have a herd immunity strategy. Decision not to lockdown is only controversial because media have framed it as such

    08/03/2020 12:11:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    BMJ ^ | 08/03/2020 | Rachel Irwin
    Sweden does not have a herd immunity strategy, and it is irresponsible for The BMJ to perpetuate this myth.1 Similarly, the decision not to “lockdown” is only “controversial” because the media have framed it as such. It is time for the word lockdown to be replaced with precise, non-sensational language that describes the measures taken.Most of the media coverage has focused on country level data, which is misleading. Stockholm county has 91 deaths per 100 000, whereas Skåne county, including Malmö, has about 15; Blekinge has the lowest, with 4.4 deaths per 100 000. I am still waiting for an article on...
  • California Cancels School Puts Teachers Union Interests Over Those of Children and Families

    08/02/2020 4:31:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    California Political Review ^ | July 31, 2020 | Larry Sand
    California Teachers Association (CTA), the most powerful public-sector union in the Golden State, issued a statement asserting that, due to coronavirus concerns, state schools should not open .. The following day, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) released a 17-page research paper in which concerns about coronavirus were secondary to sweeping political demands including Medicare for All, guaranteed housing, a wealth tax, a millionaires tax, defunding the police, financial support for illegal immigrants, and a moratorium on charter schools. ... The Los Angeles Unified School District fell into line ... The circle was completed on July 17, when...
  • Democrats Sure Love A Funeral

    08/02/2020 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 2, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Political rallies are a thing of the past, at least this year. Conventions are not happening, not in any recognizable way at least. But this reality hasnt stopped Democrats from having a slice of both, only it comes with a side of death. More accurately, death comes with an opportunity to have a rally or a convention-esque speech. Its pretty sick, actually. There are states that have allowed their entire population fewer funerals with fewer attendees than either George Floyd or John Lewis had. Nothing against either man. Im sure their families miss them dearly, but there are bodies in...
  • Swedens No-Lockdown COVID-19 Numbers are Even Better Than They Look

    08/01/2020 7:38:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/01/2020 | Michael Thau
    In case you hadnt heard, Sweden is one of the very few western nations that didnt respond to COVID-19 by imposing any lockdowns.Given the obvious hardship, misery, and death lockdowns bring, Swedens leaders decided it made more sense to just isolate the sick and elderly. They let the infection burn through the strong and healthy members of their population at its normal rate instead of trying to slow it down and thereby delaying herd immunity. Way back in May, I pointed out that, if lockdowns were effective, Swedens neighbors would see a dramatic increase in cases after opening back up.Lockdowns,...
  • 2020's Swedish Surprise: Pandemic Fascism Isn't The Answer

    08/01/2020 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Nicholas Waddy
    2020 has been a year of firsts: the world faced its first (modern) pandemic, killing hundreds of thousands and shuttering vast swathes of the global economy. Along the way, the political world was turned upside down: for the first time in living memory, leftists found themselves castigating, rather than idolizing, socialist Sweden. The reason? The Swedes, hard-headed contrarians that they are, had the temerity to buck the global fad for strict lockdowns and obsessive masking. They reasoned that such measures would be unsustainable, economically and socially, so instead of shutting businesses and schools, and harassing or fining anyone caught in...
  • Funerals and Hypocrisy, in an Election Year

    07/31/2020 9:26:50 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 31, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The week of July 26 saw six days of memorial services for the late congressman, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D, GA). Some were big events, with lots of people in attendance. Since he was a politician, he had politicians speaking at his nationally-televised funerals. And thats certainly fair. But heres the odd thing I lost a very dear friend, a few months ago. Not from The Virus no, she was 89, and she had been suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's for 5 years. It was just old age. She hasn't had her funeral yet. In fact, her family has scheduled...
  • Sweden, Which Never Had Lockdown, Sees COVID-19 Cases Plummet as Rest of Europe Suffers Spike

    07/31/2020 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/31/2020 | Soo Kim
    Amid fears over a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus across Europe, new infections in Sweden, where full lockdown measures were not implemented, have mostly declined since late June. The number of new cases per 100,000 people in Sweden reported over the last 14 days since July 29 dropped by 54 percent from the figure reported over 14 days prior to then, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization (WHO). Meanwhile, other parts of Europe have reported large spikes in new cases over the same period, including Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, which...