Coronavirus and Flatulence By the Ever-Farting Uncle Len (An Old Fart)

     After paddling through all of that tense prose here today, enough to give anyone GERDS, here is your untruly, Uncle Len, to deliver cosmic comic relief. You know, the sort of chronic relief that comes with irritable bowel syndrome, farting … or worse. But before I get into my disgusting rave, it is mandatory that the story weave in the corona bug, so:

“Coronavirus could be spreading through farts, a doctor is warning. One medic claimed people may be passing the deadly disease on to others through omitting bodily gasses - however experts aren't so sure. They say the chances of catching Covid-19 through farting is "tiny" and that Covid-19 is mainly transmitted between people through droplets spread from coughing and touching or shaking hands. Australian doctor Andy Tagg pointed out that farting could cause coronavirus after analysing a series of tests take from coronavirus patients earlier this year. He cited tests that revealed the virus was present in the faeces of 55 per cent of patients with Covid-19. And medics have previously warned farts contain tiny poo particles that can spread bacteria. Dr Tagg wrote: “Well, SARS-CoV-2 can be detected in faeces and has been detected in an asymptomatic individual up to 17 days post-exposure.” The doctor added that previous tests have shown farts have the power to spray talcum powder long distances. He added: “Perhaps SARS-CoV-2 can be spread through the power of parping - we need more evidence. “So, remember to wear appropriate PPE at all times and stay safe!”

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The Myth of Social Distancing By Peter Ewer

     The great corona freak-out seems to be dragging on forever, and the postman said to me this morning, that this will go on for the rest of the year, maybe forever, as new bugs are given to us by China in its generosity. I found this article, while looking for cheap paint to do the wood holding my gutters up, the story jumped up on the right of the screen, and I caught it, before it disappeared back into the surf:

“An infectious disease expert says he caught the coronavirus through his eyes on a flight to New Orleans that was “packed in like sardines,” according to a report Thursday. Dr. Joseph Fair — a virologist and epidemiologist who has spent decades studying deadly viruses such as Ebola — was wearing a mask and gloves on the April 24 plane trip to New Orleans but fell critically ill soon after. “I had a mask on. I had gloves on. I did my normal wipes routine, everything like that. But, you know, obviously you can still get it through your eyes,” Fair, 42, told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview from his hospital bed. He said the airline did not abide by social distancing measures — which he believes led to him catching the virus after droplets touched his eyes. He didn’t reveal the name of the airline he flew on or where he was coming from. “You know, that’s one of the three known routes of getting this infection that we don’t pay a lot of attention to. We tend to focus on the nose and mouth because that’s the most common route,” he said. “Droplets landing on your eyes are just as infectious and of course I wasn’t wearing goggles on the flight.” Four days after the flight, Fair said, he became sick with severe flu-like symptoms that spiraled into “a kind of walking pneumonia,” landing him in a hospital. He said it felt like he could only breathe 25 percent of the air he tried to inhale, but was given oxygen instead of being intubated. Over the next few days, he improved dramatically, he said.”

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Hundreds of Children Brain Damaged by the Swine Flu Vaccine to Receive $90 Million in Financial Compensation from UK Government

     The H1N1 vaccine fiasco ordered by the (corrupt) WHO Director General is of relevance to the current debate on a COVID-19 vaccine. The 2009 swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement. This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever.

Good Times! Hollywood Cops it! By Charles Taylor

     As an American gun-owning born-again Christian, I naturally regard Hollywood as unholy, indeed demonic and evil. It is just how I think. Thus, I delight in the thought, in my mind at least, that Hollywood might soon sink into the ground and return to the pits of hell, or at least the secular, economic modified version of this. Here is something on the current economic crisis, quite distinct from my eschatological ravings, which will have to do for the time:

“ViacomCBS has laid off 450 staffers across its New York offices, meaning an additional 333 people since a mid-January filing with the state. With Hollywood first-quarter earnings season now wrapped, sector giants have made clear that more of the financial pain of the novel coronavirus pandemic will, as expected, hit their results for the current second quarter, which started after the initial virus impact in March. With revenue dragged down across divisions — from the closed theme park units and film segments affected by shuttered cinemas, to TV networks, where advertising started tanking amid the crisis despite higher ratings — it is no wonder that management teams have in recent weeks unveiled furloughs, salary cuts and other measures to reduce their cost base. "There has been a very thoughtful process on behalf of management teams about treating employees with as much respect as possible in the current times," Wolfe Research analyst John Janedis tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Temporary furloughs and salary reductions across a large portion of the employee base are a very effective way to reduce the cost base in the short term; otherwise, layoffs would need to be dramatic." There have also been some recent job cuts at firms like Comcast's NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS that have been "related to synergies from M&A and to a lesser extent reorganizations," Janedis noted. It was no surprise though that entertainment industry management teams on earnings calls faced questions about cost savings, including potential staff reductions, beyond the measures unveiled so far.

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The Estulin Covid-Conspiracy By Bruce Bennett

     For those of us who love conspiracies, which is to say, the normal operating of the world, enjoy:

“In this interview bestselling author Daniel Estulin says the fabricated coronavirus crisis is a bankster scam to write off debt and avoid blame for what was already an inevitable global economic collapse: “We’ve reached the limits to growth. And this is systemic for the entire planet. The entire system is in a state of collapse. So, they realized they needed to do something to write off all these debts…When the system collapses and you have 90% of the planet’s population unemployed, somebody’s going to have to pay the piper. And the elite don’t want it to be them. So, they devised a virus…” Estulin argues that those who manufactured the virus also created a vaccine, which will be unveiled along with a compulsory vaccination program in the not-too-distant future. He expects a major ratcheting-up of the police state, since the bankster elite will need to control a huge mass of increasingly desperate people. The current crisis, Estulin says, will mark the third great historic shift of the past 1000 years, comparable to the transition from classical civilization to feudalism in the 4th to 6th Christian centuries, and the transition from feudalism to capitalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. He expects a final crisis—a complete economic collapse followed by total chaos—as early as September 2020. The good news, he adds, is that the US and Chinese elites have an understanding, and there will be no global nuclear war.”

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Compulsory Flu Jabs on the Way By Richard Miller (London)

     Now the World Health Organization has told us that Covid-19 is forever, like HIV, presumably no vaccine is in sight, and if it was, social control must continue, because, well …

“The WHO has warned coronavirus 'may never go away' and that mankind will have to learn to live with the disease in the same way it adjusted to HIV. Dr Mike Ryan, director of the WHO's Health Emergencies programme, was asked yesterday how long it might take before we emerge on the other side of COVID-19. 'I think it's important to  put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away.' Dr Ryan told the Geneva press conference. 'HIV has not gone away, we've come to terms with the virus and we have found the therapies and we found the prevention methods and people don't feel as scared as they did before and we're offering life to people with HIV, long healthy lives to people with HIV.'

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Health Care Toys … They Must be Laughing at Us! By Chris Knight

     The amazing health care workers, who post dance videos to relieve the stress from stacking corpses by the zillions, have now been immortalised in plastic, like Barbie and Ken, and the Avengers:

“Mattel is honoring doctors, nurses, EMTs and delivery drivers everywhere with a new line of toys designed for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The #ThankYouHeroes line for Fisher-Price includes 16 different action figures featuring health care workers and other “every day heroes,” according to a statement from Mattel, which is the parent company of Fisher-Price. The brand is also introducing a five-character “Little People” set comprised of a doctor, nurse, EMT, delivery driver and grocery store worker. Mattel said each item will retail for $20 — with $15 from each sale being donated to #FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative created to help provide essential supplies, equipment and resources for health care workers and their families. “#ThankYouHeroes is designed to immortalize and honor healthcare and every day heroes, and to drive additional donations to support first responders,” said Chuck Scothon, senior vice president of Fisher-Price and global head of Mattel infant and preschool. “Whether these toys are given as a gift to recognize someone working on the front lines, or used as a tool to help children have conversations about how they are feeling, it is our hope that Fisher-Price toys, and play in general, can ultimately make these difficult times easier for both kids and adults,” Scothon added. The toy line will be available for pre-order starting Wednesday, April 29 through May 31 at Items are expected to ship by December 31. Mattel said it is also producing 500,000 face shields for medical professionals, up from its original commitment of 100,000. Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Mattel has provided toy donations to nonprofit organizations serving families in need and launched Mattel Playroom, a free online resource for parents and caregivers which features activities and content to keep kids busy. Similarly, MGA Entertainment, the parent company of brands like Bratz fashion dolls, L.O.L. Surprise! and Little Tikes, launched Operation Pac-Man, an initiative aimed at providing personal protective equipment to hospitals by sourcing from its distribution connections around the world.”

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The Great Lab Origin Debate Continues By Brian Simpson

     An Australian vaccine developer has suggested a lab
origin for Covid-19:

“A major new Australian study of C-19 coronavirus found that it is specially adapted to infect human cells, casting doubt on whether it emerged in bats or pangolins when it 1st erupted in China. As a consequence, the scientists behind the study say, a “possibility which still cannot be excluded is that SARSCoV-2 was created by a recombination event that occurred inadvertently or consciously in a laboratory handling coronaviruses, with the new virus then accidentally released into the local human population“ The high-performance computer modeling was used by Australian scientists to study the virus’s ability to target a variety of 12 exotic and domestic animals in the hope of identifying the original source of the virus. The goal is to find a vaccine or drug treatment for the highly infectious C-19 coronavirus. Led by scientists at Flinders University, looked at the the virus’s ability to bind to human cells and found the SARS-CoV-2 virus targets humans more potently than any of the tested animal species. “The results clearly show that the COVID-19 virus is exquisitely adapted to infect humans,” says Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, lead author of a new paper just published online in arXiv, a leading US preprint server for researchers. “The virus’s ability to bind protein on human cells was far greater than its ability to bind the same protein in bats, which argues against bats being a direct source of the human virus.” The study cast doubt on the idea that it emerged with pangolins, an anteater very popular with some Chinese cooks. “While it has been suggested by some Chinese scientists that the COVID-19 virus might have been transmitted to humans from pangolins, currently available data does not support this idea,” Professor Petrovsky says. The Big Q: How did C-19 so quickly become lethal to humans? The Big A: The research points to a number of reasons why the virus became so well adapted to humans, such as convergent evolution after exposure to human cells, rare mutations that mix 2 species genes, and exposure to human cells very early in the virus event. The article, ‘In silico comparison of spike protein-ACE2 binding affinities across species; significance for the possible origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’ (2020) was published on the arXiv pre-press server.

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Condemns Globalism By Peter West

     If only we had a Pope like Cardinal Joseph Zen, instead of the globalist puppet we now have:

“Cardinal Joseph Zen has condemned the modern phenomenon of globalization while also calling out China for the role the country is playing in the world community, as well as among its own citizens. “In China the people are slaves under the Communist Party,” the former bishop of Hong Kong pointed out in a blog post he contributed to, titled “Preparing for Post-Pandemic Humanity.” “The fact is: a pandemic started in China and it spread quickly over the whole world,” he wrote. The analysis: it must have something to do with globalization. Globalization is a fact and the enormously increased mobility of the people explains, in part, the fast spreading of the pandemic.” Cardinal Zen is one of three cardinals who signed the appeal “for the Church and the world,” warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a “pretext” by world leaders to “control” people and strip them of their fundamental rights, providing a “disturbing prelude to the realization of a world government beyond all control.” In his blog post, published in English on May 13, Zen used the coronavirus pandemic “of apocalyptical dimension” to encourage people to “have a hard look at the journey in history of our humanity. Can we be proud of our scientific progress, of the many possibilities of more consumption?” He pointed out that there are two aspects to globalization. “Pope John Paul II used to distinguish a ‘globalization of solidarity’ from a ‘globalization of marginalization’, one is operated by people who care for the real good of all human beings, the other is driven by selfish interest of individuals and groups.” In the course of his article, it became clear that his criticism of globalization, and China’s role in it, was specifically directed at the “globalization of marginalization.” While many people had welcomed globalization at first, Zen said, “the actual outcome was [very] disappointing.” According to Zen, “the poor of the poor countries did not feel they got any help from this globalized economy of the world.” Instead, the people “running the economic globalization are the world’s rich and strong.” He specifically mentioned the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Zen lamented that too often, those kinds of organizations “end up … helping the Governments of the poor countries, the rich and powerful people in those countries, not the poor people, because the poor people of the poor countries have not been invited to take active part in the process.”

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On Forgetting About Corona … Just Like the Romance from Hell By Chris Knight

     I thought that censorship over race and immigration issues was bad, but this corona freak-out is at a whole new level. Even the mainstream gets chopped unless they, exactly, down to the last full stop, parrot the ruling med line of the WHO.

“Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 “misinformation” — opinions and ideas contrary to official pronouncements. Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, says YouTube removed a video of him talking about the virus that had racked up more than 1.3 million views. Wittkowski, 65, is a ferocious critic of the nation’s current steps to fight the coronavirus. He has derided social distancing, saying it only prolongs the virus’ existence, and has attacked the current lockdown as mostly unnecessary. Wittkowski, who holds two doctorates in computer science and medical biometry, believes the coronavirus should be allowed to create “herd immunity,” and that short of a vaccine, the pandemic will only end after it has sufficiently spread through the population. “With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected,” he says in the now-deleted video. “I was just explaining what we had,” Wittkowski told The Post of the video, saying he had no idea why it was removed. The footage was produced by the British film company Journeyman Pictures. “They don’t tell you. They just say it violates our community standards. There’s no explanation for what those standards are or what standards it violated.” In articles and interviews across the web, he has likened COVID-19 to a “bad flu.” That likely made him a target for YouTube, which said in April it would be “removing information that is problematic” about the pandemic. Tech giants can help save us from coronavirus — but should we let them? “Anything that goes against [World Health Organization] recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so removal is another really important part of our policy,” CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN.”

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More Good News: Prepping Now Mainstream By John Steele

     With economic chaos just around the corner, it is good news that people, perhaps in acts of intuitive genius, have embraced prepping. They have graduated from the sheer fear of panic buying, mainly of toilet paper, the fear of having an unwiped behind, to thinking profoundly about what first needs to go in the other end, to keep the system going, so to speak:

“After weeks of empty physical and digital shelves, the panic-buying phase of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be over. Instead, U.S. consumers have shifted to a more measured practice of stocking up on the products they need as their longtime habits remain disrupted. In an interview in late April, Kate Muhl, an analyst specializing in cultural and consumer insights at Gartner, said her research showed product shortages continued to be one of consumers’ primary concerns—with household items such as paper goods and cleaning supplies topping the list. Not much has changed since then. And, according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF), half of consumers said they were still stocking up on food and household supplies to last a few weeks, while 31% said they were stocking up on medical supplies. Another 33% were worried about not being able to get fresh produce and cleaning products. But unlike panic buying, which experts say reflects a lack of control consumers seek to overcome by fortifying their homes, this new purchase phase is more about changing needs—and centered on availability. For one thing, consumers are, well, consuming more products at home because they’re spending more time there, which means they need to buy more than they did previously. “Panic buying has stopped, but there is an elevated in-home consumption demand,” said K.K. Davey, president of strategic analytics at market research company IRI Worldwide. “The CPG demand curve is reshaping … rapidly in response to Covid-19 and related effects.”

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A Hopeful Sign By Mrs Vera West

     With the great conflict set to loom over mandatory vaccinations, perhaps, in the US at least, at military gun point, it is of interest to observe what the general public is thinking about the ultimate causes of all of this. Surprise, surprise, Bill Gate’s name crops up:

“When it comes to believing stupid conspiracy theories related to coronavirus, young Australians are the most susceptible, or at least that's what they're telling pollsters. According to a poll  conducted by Essential Research, one-fifth of all 18 to 34-year old’s said they had some belief that Bill Gates was involved in the creation and spread of coronavirus, with the same number responding positive to the question: "The 5G wireless network is being used to spread the COVID-19 virus". These numbers decreased with age, with 13% of 35 to 54-year olds responding positively to the theories, and only 4% and 8% of the 55+ cohort, respectively, subscribed to the 5G nutbaggery and Gates idiocy. Broken down by gender, 15% of the 524 male respondents said they believed in the 5G conspiracy, compared to 9% of the 549 female respondents, while the gender split was 14% and 13%, respectively, on the Gates theory. In total, the poll indicated that just under one in eight respondents, 12%, believed 5G has been used in the coronavirus pandemic, while 13% subscribed to Microsoft founder Bill Gates playing "a role in the creation and spread of COVID-19". Almost 40% of respondents said they believed coronavirus was created in a lab in Wuhan, the same number against the idea, and 77% said they believed the outbreak in China was worse than official statistics shown by Beijing. On Tuesday morning, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher attempted to slap down any link between 5G and the virus, saying that spreading such misinformation was irresponsible, dangerous, and potentially harmful to the community. "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," Fletcher said. Fletcher also said that attacking mobile towers was a criminal offence. "The Australian Government will not tolerate any vandalism of communications infrastructure and I urge Australians to report any suspicious activity to their local police," he said. "Causing damage to mobile phone networks can cut vital connectivity, risking serious harm, even death, if a person is unable to contact Triple Zero." As states around Australia seek to lift restrictions, the poll found around a quarter of respondents thought that government should let people back in workspaces and restaurants within the next month; another quarter said by the end of June and 25% said it was too soon to lift restrictions. Only 9% said restrictions should be lifted as soon as possible.”

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Have A Look at the Ancho-Tyranny System; The Case of Dr Judy Mikovits By Mrs Vera West

     The League has featured one excellent video about Dr Judy Mikovits, and here is a bit more information. In a nut shell, Dr Mikovits previously had a distinguished career as a cellular and molecular biologist. However, things changed once her research team discovered the inconvenient fact that many vaccines are contaminated with gamma-retroviruses, a product of the use of contaminated animal cells. She stated that gamma-retroviruses can cause numerous serious diseases such as cancer. She believes that the virus causing Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, may in fact activate previously dormant retroviruses causing Covid-19. The documentary Plandemic details this research. As expected today, the film is being censored by Big Techy, but people, bless them, keep putting it up. As well, Dr Mikovits has a book, Plague of Corruption, which is a best seller. I expected Amazon to have banned the book, but it is there, listed as a best seller, hardcover is $ 19.20, so get it when you can.

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Racial Vilification of Rats: Defending Against Rat Racism By Uncle Len, Man and Mouse

     Living alone in my shed, like a post-apocalyptic survivor of the collapse of the West, I spend a lot of time talking to rats, as such future survivors will not. Rather, short of food, facing the Grim Reaper of starvation, everything that walks or crawls with meat will be eaten, including the ever-lovable cockroaches. But today I speak on rats, who are given a bad press because of the multitude of diseases they carry;

“In 2018, infectious disease experts at the University of Hong Kong came across an unusual patient. The 56-year-old man, who had undergone a liver transplant, was showing abnormal liver functions with no obvious cause. Tests found that his immune system was responding to hepatitis E – but they couldn't actually find the human strain of the hepatitis E virus (HEV) in his blood. Hepatitis E is a liver disease that can also cause fever, jaundice and an enlarged liver. The virus comes in four species, which circulate in different animals; at the time, only one of these four was known to infect humans. With tests for that human strain of HEV negative, the researchers redesigned the diagnostic test, ran it again – and found, for the first time in history, rat hepatitis E in a human. "Suddenly, we have a virus that can jump from street rats to humans," Dr Siddharth Sridhar, a microbiologist and one of the HKU researchers who made the discovery, said. It was such an unusual and unprecedented infection that the team wondered if it was a "one-off incident, one patient who was in the wrong place at the wrong time"

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Crooning Corona Forever? By Brian Simpson

     The authorities are now telling us to get ready for the second wave of the bug plague, with one big wit I heard on the radio saying that the second wave of the 1918 pandemic was much worse that the first, so , does this mean yet another lockdown, or do we put our feet in the water, then swim, lock downing the golden oldies, and pretty soon I will be one of them, or at least I feel and look that way. Well, get ready for this:

“Riot police clashed with hundreds of protesters in Berlin yesterday during a demonstration against coronavirus lockdown in Germany. Despite the central government easing lockdown on Wednesday, infected cases have begun to rise in Germany again, with some states saying they will not lift measures if the numbers continue to spike. Overall infections rose by 1,251 cases yesterday with 147 new deaths. In Berlin, hundreds of protesters swarmed Alexanderplatz, defying the government's limit of 50 people for outside gatherings, clashing with riot officers and shouting 'Wir sind das Volk!' ['We are the people!'] and 'Freiheit!' ['Freedom!']. Across the country, over 3,000 people were reported to have descended on Munich and thousands more flocked to Stuttgart, incensed by the government's management of the pandemic.”

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“We Don’t Ever Want Everywhere to be the Same.” Elon Musk and Anti-Globalism By James Reed

     Elon’s grammar needs a bit of work, but his heart is in the right place, expressing his understanding of the anti-globalist philosophy:

“During his appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, Elon Musk said he sympathized with the anti-globalization movement because “we don’t ever want everywhere to be the same.” The context of the conversation was how civilizations rise and fall and are negatively affected by hive mind thinking, a concept Musk referred to as the “mind virus.” “I do think that the globalization that we have at the memesphere – there’s not enough isolation between countries or regions. If there’s a mind virus, that mind virus can infect too much of the world,” said Musk. “I actually sort of sympathize with the anti-globalization people because we don’t ever want everywhere to be the same for sure and we need some kind of mind viral immunity,” he remarked, adding, “That’s a bit concerning.” The Tesla founder clarified that he was talking about a concept that “happens right now” and not in the future, suggesting he may have been referring to the coronavirus panic. “When I’m talking about the mind virus, I’m talking about a concept that infects people’s minds,” said Musk, describing it as a “wrongheaded idea that goes viral in an idea sense.” As we previously highlighted, Musk has become a target of the establishment after he called for the coronavirus lockdown to be lifted. The Tesla founder asserted at the beginning of March that the panic behind COVID-19 was “dumb.” He briefly discussed the issue elsewhere in the Rogan interview, asserting that the mortality rate of coronavirus turned out to be vastly lower than health authorities initially claimed.”

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China and WHO Cover Up; Trust us, We are Global Authorities! By Brian Simpson

     This information should be used against all those who have blind faith in the wonders of the World Health Organization:

“The World Health Organization has dismissed as “false allegations” a media report that it withheld information about the new coronavirus following pressure from China. The U.N. agency said in a statement late Saturday that a German magazine’s report about a telephone conversation between WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 21 was “unfounded and untrue.” Weekly Der Spiegel reported that Xi asked Tedros during the call to hold back information about human-to-human transmission of the virus and delay declaring a pandemic. The magazine quoted Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, BND, which declined to comment Sunday. Der Spiegel also claimed that the BND concluded up to six weeks of time to fight the outbreak had been lost due to China’s information policy. The U.N. agency said Tedros and Xi “have never spoken by phone” and added that “such inaccurate reports distract and detract from WHO’s and the world’s efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.” It said that China confirmed human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus on Jan. 20. WHO officials issued a statement two days later saying there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan, but more investigation was necessary. The global body declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Feb. 11. U.S. President Donald Trump has been among the strongest critics of WHO’s handling of the pandemic, accusing it of deference to China and ceasing payments to the agency.”

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Will This Move Sleepy Donald Duck? By Chris Knight

     Will sleepy Trump be moved to finally act on Big Tech when his ego is hit, when his beloved Twitter gets hit?

“Twitter said Monday it plans to put labels and warning messages on some tweets that contain disputed or misleading information related to Covid-19, even if it's tweeted by President Donald Trump. Twitter (TWTR) announced in March that it would remove Covid-19 tweets that could cause a "direct risk to people's health or well-being." Starting Monday, it will use labels and warning messages "to provide additional explanations or clarifications in situations where the risks of harm associated with a Tweet are less severe but where people may still be confused or misled by the content." Trump, possibly Twitter's most prolific user, will also be subject to the rules, according to Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of site integrity. "These labels will apply to anyone sharing misleading information that meets the requirements of our policy, including world leaders," Roth wrote in a tweet Monday in response to a question about how the policy would apply to Trump and other elected officials. At a White House briefing in April, Trump dangerously suggested ingesting disinfectants could help cure coronavirus. Trump has also promoted unproven drug therapies for the virus. For Twitter, the hard part arguably isn't introducing the policy, but implementing it consistently. Twitter announced last summer that it would label tweets from world leaders that broke its rules. But a month after Twitter announced the policy, the company said tweets in which the president used racist language to attack four progressive Democratic congresswoman were not against its rules — a conclusion apparently contradicted by Twitter's written policies.”

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The Vatican and Victimisation Philosophy By Peter West

     With the corona madness, we have not heard much from the Vatican and the Pope crying about the holy of holies, refugees. But, they are back:

“The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced Wednesday that migrants are the “true victims” of the coronavirus pandemic and yet they have disappeared from the news. “Migrants are the true victims of the pandemic: up until a few months ago they were considered the emergency, but now they have disappeared from the news,” the newspaper tweeted Wednesday. The tweet was referencing an article by Roberto Cetera titled “The Forgotten Ones of the Pandemic,” published in Thursday’s issue of the paper. “Three months ago, immigrants were improperly considered the emergency,” the article begins. “Then when a real emergency landed to shake up the peaceful lives of many of us, they were not simply downgraded, they were disappeared. We are speaking about migrants, the invisible, forgotten, anonymous victims of the pandemic.” In his article, Mr. Cetera cites at length Bishop Guerino Di Tora, president of Migrantes, a Church-run pastoral foundation headquartered in Rome dealing with matters of immigration. “The pandemic has put us in a position to do without their services, and we have gotten rid of them, as we do with waste,” Bishop Di Tora declares. “The main problem we see is the loss of the jobs of many migrants, in the agricultural sector, but especially in the area of family services and care for the elderly,” the bishop insists. “It is not just a question of restrictions on mobility, which in theory have never been applicable for care-givers and domestic workers,” he notes. “Rather, to avoid any possible risk of contagion from outside, many families have decided to do without their help.”

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Dr Fauci’s Exciting Wuhan Corona Adventure By Chris Knight

     Whooaha! Dr Fauci has a past doesn’t he … ?

“Dr. Anthony Fauci is an adviser to President Donald Trump and something of an American folk hero for his steady, calm leadership during the pandemic crisis. At least one poll shows that Americans trust Fauci more than Trump on the coronavirus pandemic—and few scientists are portrayed on TV by Brad Pitt. But just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses. In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million. Many scientists have criticized gain of function research, which involves manipulating viruses in the lab to explore their potential for infecting humans, because it creates a risk of starting a pandemic from accidental release. SARS-CoV-2 , the virus now causing a global pandemic, is believed to have originated in bats. U.S. intelligence, after originally asserting that the coronavirus had occurred naturally, conceded last month that the pandemic may have originated in a leak from the Wuhan lab. (At this point most scientists say it's possible—but not likely—that the pandemic virus was engineered or manipulated.) Dr. Fauci did not respond to Newsweek's requests for comment. NIH responded with a statement that said in part: "Most emerging human viruses come from wildlife, and these represent a significant threat to public health and biosecurity in the US and globally, as demonstrated by the SARS epidemic of 2002-03, and the current COVID-19 pandemic.... scientific research indicates that there is no evidence that suggests the virus was created in a laboratory."

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