Vaccine Passports Coming Soon To a Country Need You By Mrs Vera West

     If you thought vaccination was quite a good idea provided it was not compulsory, you probably had many friends.  But what happens to freedom of choice if it becomes compulsory?  Well, the detail in the story below will open your eyes as to just how vaccination can be used as a tool for a number of things you certainly will not want.  Consider the Covi-19 episode and how the masses are anxious to find a vaccine so they can have the jab.  In such a crazy environment it will be seen as acceptable to make it compulsory.  It will soon follow that these other planned vaccines will become a ‘licence to live’.   
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-03-universal-vaccination-passport-absolute-compliance.html

“Long before the current pandemic, the European Union had been in the planning stages of developing a “common vaccination card/passport.” This universal vaccination passport is also designed for the “greater good” and will be implemented as a requirement to protect the “public health.” How might your liberty and livelihood be restricted if you do not succumb to all the vaccines required for the universal passport? Populations around the world are currently being conditioned to socially distance themselves from one another, in the expectation that everyone they meet is a biological source of contamination — innately guilty of spreading disease. Showing no authorization of immunity, every person is to be considered a filthy vector of disease and is to be avoided at all costs. The vaccination passport will be presented as the solution to quell these disease fears. By showing electronic proof of vaccination, people will be able to “return to normal” – a term used by authorities to coerce people to believe that biologics (vaccines) are the passport to prove absolute immunization. The commercialization of social distancing will continue until all citizens can prove they have received the authorized injections. The European Union has been working on global vaccine passport since 2018.

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A Manufactured Panicdemic By Mrs Vera West

     Although 9/11 was the main cause, the anthrax crisis of 2001, forgotten by many, led to the US government romping in their PATRIOT Act, winding back personal freedoms. The same is occurring now with Covid-19, with the lock-down, imprisonment powers, and tracking and surveillance, that would have been unheard of but a year ago. The mainstream is protective of the notion that SARS-Cov-2 arose naturally, with President Trump being the most notable dissenter, even though there is evidence that the virus was created in a lab. So, what lies behind all of this? Here is Dr Mercola interviewing Dr Meryl Nass, a leading vaccination critic on the shape of things to come, soon:
  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/05/24/how-did-coronavirus-originate.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20200524Z1&et_cid=DM547431&et_rid=878800852

“Like everybody else, I wondered whether this was a natural jump from a bat or some other animal to humans and scratched my head about it,” Nass says. While she’s not a virologist, she does have a three-decade background in biological warfare and is aware of what’s been created in the past, what it takes, where they may be made, and how it has been done. “So, I remained curious. Then on February 19 online, and in the March 7 print edition, a group of scientists had a "Correspondence" published in The Lancet, and it was a very curious piece to me. It didn't make sense. And these were very prominent signatories, including the former head of the National Science Foundation, one of the former top people at CDC, the director of the Wellcome Trust, coronavirus researchers and funders, and other prominent people. What they said is, ‘We need to quash the rumors that this came from a lab. That is a conspiracy theory and we need to get rid of it. They wrote: ‘The rapid, open, and transparent sharing of data on this outbreak is now being threatened by rumours and misinformation around its origins. We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.’

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Race and Covid-19 By Brian Simpson

     Vdare.com has published a series of articles by race realist Lance Welton, who has advanced thesis of racial variability in Covid-19 infections. He seems to be spot on with this, although earlier in the year I was doubtful. So, full marks, and an early minute to him.
  https://vdare.com/articles/noah-carl-vindicated-wuflu-varies-by-race-as-leftist-enforcer-adam-rutherford-just-found-out

“Our Ruling Class in Britain and America recently decreed that is now acceptable to report race differences in the incidence of Covid-19, partly because minorities seem to be hardest hit and it sees a chance to blame whites. This is something of a pyrrhic victory for a young British sociologist called Dr. Noah Carl,  who was fired last year from Cambridge University for “problematic work” on “race and intelligence” which might “legitimise racist stereotypes” and which hurt the feelings of some of the college’s students [Cambridge college sacks researcher over links with far right, By Richard Adams, The Guardian, May 1, 2019]. Carl’s “problematic” work included an academic journal article [How Stifling Debate Around Race, Genes and IQ Can Do Harm, Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2018] in which he had the temerity to suggest that suppressing the concept of “race” might lead to just as many social problems as not doing so—one of which would be ignoring race differences in the ability to fight off different diseases. This is exactly what has now happened. As part of the academic and journalistic mobbing that pressured Cambridge University into firing Carl, Carl’s article on this subject was specifically highlighted, in the leftist Guardian newspaper, who subtly presented it as evidence of Carl’s wickedness: “…he has previously defended his work on race and genetics by arguing that ‘stifling debate around taboo topics can itself do active harm’” [Cambridge gives role to academic accused of racist stereotyping, By Richard Adams, The Guardian, December 7, 2018]. I reported on this here as part of my coverage on the mounting Leftist War On Science

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Corona Round 2: Get Ready to Shut Down Before Re-opening! By Brian Simpson

     In clown world, the shutdowns, according to one smart guy, did nothing, well, more harm than good, but it now looks like another round of corona joy is coming, so will it be yet another round of this craziness? Sure.
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351649/Lockdown-waste-time-kill-saved-claims-Nobel-laureate.html

“The coronavirus lockdown could have caused more deaths than it saved, a Nobel laureate scientist has claimed. Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the initial scale of the pandemic, suggested the decision to keep people indoors was motivated by 'panic' rather than the best science. Professor Levitt also said the modelling that caused the government to bring in the lockdown - carried out by Professor Neil Ferguson - over-estimated the death toll by '10 or 12 times'. His claims echo those in a JP Morgan report that said lockdowns failed to alter the course of the pandemic but have instead 'destroyed millions of livelihoods'. Author Marko Kolanovic, a trained physicist and a strategist for JP Morgan, said governments had been spooked by 'flawed scientific papers' into imposing lockdowns which were 'inefficient or late' and had little effect. He said falling infection rates since lockdowns were lifted suggest that the virus 'likely has its own dynamics' which are 'unrelated to often inconsistent lockdown measures'. Prof Levitt told The Telegraph: 'I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives. It will have saved a few road accident lives, things like that, but social damage – domestic abuse, divorces, alcoholism – has been extreme. 'And then you have those who were not treated for other conditions.' Professor Levitt, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2013 for the 'development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems', has said for two months that most experts predictions about coronavirus are wrong. He also believes that the Government should encourage Britons to wear masks and find other ways to continue working while socially distancing instead.

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Pandemic Persecution By James Reed

     That’s the spirit, never led a good crisis go to waste, and milk its toxins for all it is worth, especially if you are tyrannical Marxist/Maoist regime with a hatred of religion, the Covid-19 pandemic is yet another excuse to smash religious groups, not just Christians:
  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16051/china-religion-persecution

“Since early 2020, China has been doubling down on its already extreme suppression of religious freedom, and the Covid-19 outbreak has done nothing to curb the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) enthusiasm. If anything, the virus outbreak has served as an excuse to crack down even more on freedom of religion. In February, for instance, officials came to inspect whether a church in Henan province was implementing lockdown instructions, but, according to one church member interviewed by Bitter Winter, "seeing some bible verses written on a blackboard they said, 'China is the land of the Communist Party, and we are not allowed to hold religious beliefs'". The officials then "smashed everything in the venue and left, locking the door..." The CCP also continued its crackdown on The Church of Almighty God (CAG), a group China banned and that it considers a "dangerous cult". Between February and March, authorities arrested at least 325 members of the group "as a result of investigations in the name of epidemic prevention". One member of the group, who had been released, said that the police had "threatened to send her to the coronavirus epicenter in Hubei Province to be infected if she continued practicing her faith". At the height of the epidemic in early February, authorities in the province of Shanxi "launched a special crackdown campaign against the CAG, encouraging masses to report on its members". A government employee from Anhui province said that he had been instructed "not to delay investigations into CAG members because of the pandemic: On the contrary, government personnel should use preventive measures as a pretext to enter residents' homes".

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Disease Helped Collapse Rome By Brian Simpson

     Here is an interesting article about the role of disease in collapsing Rome. Unfortunately, there’s a bit on climate change, but we need not get too scared, since we can admit that in the past climate change did occur, having both good and bad effects, with the Vikings in Greenland probably getting wiped out because of a colder, not warmer climate.
  https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/why-did-greenland-s-vikings-disappear 
  https://mercatornet.com/how-disease-and-climate-change-helped-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire/62972/

“At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might squirm at such attempts to use the past but, even if history does not repeat itself, nor come packaged into moral lessons, it can deepen our sense of what it means to be human and how fragile our societies are. In the middle of the second century, the Romans controlled a huge, geographically diverse part of the globe, from northern Britain to the edges of the Sahara, from the Atlantic to Mesopotamia. The generally prosperous population peaked at 75 million. Eventually, all free inhabitants of the empire came to enjoy the rights of Roman citizenship. Little wonder that the 18th-century English historian Edward Gibbon judged this age the ‘most happy’ in the history of our species – yet today we are more likely to see the advance of Roman civilisation as unwittingly planting the seeds of its own demise. Five centuries later, the Roman empire was a small Byzantine rump-state controlled from Constantinople, its near-eastern provinces lost to Islamic invasions, its western lands covered by a patchwork of Germanic kingdoms. Trade receded, cities shrank, and technological advance halted. Despite the cultural vitality and spiritual legacy of these centuries, this period was marked by a declining population, political fragmentation, and lower levels of material complexity. When the historian Ian Morris at Stanford University created a universal social-development index, the fall of Rome emerged as the greatest setback in the history of human civilisation. … The highly urbanised, highly interconnected Roman empire was a boon to its microbial inhabitants. Humble gastro-enteric diseases such as Shigellosis and paratyphoid fevers spread via contamination of food and water, and flourished in densely packed cities. Where swamps were drained and highways laid, the potential of malaria was unlocked in its worst form – Plasmodium falciparum – a deadly mosquito-borne protozoon. The Romans also connected societies by land and by sea as never before, with the unintended consequence that germs moved as never before, too. Slow killers such as tuberculosis and leprosy enjoyed a heyday in the web of interconnected cities fostered by Roman development.

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Living in Clover in District Corona By James Reed

     I imagine if an Earth-shattering asteroid, about 1,000 kilometres in diameter, was heading to the Earth in an inescapable path, so that short of a divine miracle we were doomed, then the 1 percenters would be out making money until the end, dying happy looking at the latest meaningless strings of 1s and 0s on their computers. Yes, that is what the human race has come to.
   https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/05/27/tech-companies-coronavirus.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200527Z1&et_cid=DM547425&et_rid=880885396

“Bill Gates has built a global empire around his technologies and “philanthropic” endeavors. His sheer wealth has allowed him to become a veritable superpower in his own right, rising to become the unelected global health tsar on COVID-19. Indeed, the World Health Organization and the White House pandemic response team even kowtows to his nonexistent medical expertise. Life cannot and will not go back to normal until we can vaccinate the entire global population, Gates says, and that same sentiment is being echoed from government leaders and health authorities around the world. Never mind the fact that actual scientists and medical researchers are finding all sorts of simple, inexpensive and safe strategies to address this illness. But vaccinating the global population isn’t enough, in Gates’ eyes. We must also implement surveillance of infection and vaccination status. Not surprisingly, Gates’ recommendations benefit himself most of all. As discussed in “Bill Gates — Most Dangerous Philanthropist in Modern History?” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates billions to the very same companies and industries that the Foundation owns stocks and bonds in. Using nonprofit money to advance research for companies you're invested in is illegal, yet he’s been getting away with this for many years. At the same time, his Foundation gets tax breaks for the charitable donations it makes money from. Remember, he has “donated” tens of billions, yet his net worth has doubled. This is largely because his “donations” are tax deductible investments.

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The Answer My Friend, is Not Blowing in the Wind, But in Face Masks! By Brian Simpson

     While we all agree that climate change is an illusion, for the earth’s climate does not change in human terms, only over billions of years, for some reason I do not know, God has allowed bugs to exist, such as dangerous viruses. Maybe this is a product of original sin; but I suppose not one of you there deny that diseases exist. So, what do we do about them?  Why, we do like the Japanese, wear face masks, and get back to producing carbon, the stuff of life, and wait for the sun to melt the dark of winter:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IdXtvYvhzU
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-28-face-masks-public-hygiene-helped-japan-fight-coronavirus.html

“Japan has, by far, the lowest death toll and number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections among the Group of Seven major economies. The Japanese government’s expert panel on the pandemic has identified the wearing of face masks — alongside good public hygiene and social distancing — as one of the reasons for this. The wearing of masks has sparked outrage in some parts of the world and was initially dismissed as ineffective by the World Health Organization. But in Japan, face masks have long been a part of everyday life, and they have proven to be useful tools in the fight against the deadly pandemic. As of writing, Japan has confirmed over 16,000 coronavirus cases and about 850 deaths.

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The Inevitable Harms of a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine By Mrs Vera West

     The case against a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine has been well stated in some recent articles. Before going on, let me say that this is the second version of this article. I save every five minutes. I went to cut from the third article here, and bingo, Word closed down, losing everything. Wow, my computer shutdown yet again, this is my third stab at this. Just for reference. Now given that even the mainstream admits that there can be adverse effects of vaccines, even if low probability, there should be freedom of choice in submitting to potentially dangerous medical procedures. Like this dangerous:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-17-bill-gates-harmed-killed-coronavirus-vaccines.html

“In his rush to develop one, two, or even seven different vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), billionaire software tycoon Bill Gates openly admitted that upwards of 700,000 people could become injured or die from these jabs. The Microsoft co-founder and prominent eugenicist has been more outspoken in recent days than perhaps ever before about his desire to vaccinate the entire world, in this case as soon as possible for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). And the reality is that many more will die from the vaccine than from the virus itself. Speaking during a recent segment on CNBC, Gates admitted that in order to make vaccines “work” for the most vulnerable groups, they have to be super-charged, in a sense. And this super-charging means that some people are going to be injured or killed as a result. “We clearly need a vaccine that works in the upper age range because they’re most at risk of that,” Gates stated about his plans for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. “And doing that so that you amp it up so that it works in older people, and yet you don’t have side effects, if we have one in 10,000 side effects that’s way more, 700,000 people who will suffer from that.”

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The Wuhan Plot Thickens By Brian Simpson

     Here is more on the “it was created in a Chinese lab scenario,” with biochemical proof of the artificial creation of the virus emerging:
  https://nypost.com/2020/05/17/coronavirus-taken-to-wuhan-market-by-someone-already-infected-study/

“A study found the coronavirus was taken to an animal market in Wuhan, China, by a person already infected with the disease, according to a report. “The publicly available genetic data does not point to cross-species transmission of the virus at the market,” said Alina Chan, a molecular biologist, and Shing Zhan, an evolutionary biologist, the Mail on Sunday reported. In their paper, the two said they were “surprised” to discover the coronavirus was “already pre-adapted to human transmission.” But they said all routes for animal to human transmission – including from bats – must be examined. “The possibility that a non-genetically engineered precursor could have adapted to humans while being studied in a laboratory should be considered,” the paper said. It was written by Chan and Ben Deverman, scientists at the Broad Institute, a research facility affiliated with Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Zhan, from the University of British Columbia. The development adds to the growing criticism that the Chinese ruling Communist Party downplayed the severity of the outbreak and failed to report accurate numbers of the virus in the country. “We need to get to the bottom of many things in relation to COVID-19,” said Bob Seely, a member of the British Parliament. “We need to know where this virus began, why we were told at one time there was no human transmission, and what was the role of the Chinese Communist Party.” President Trump, who has blasted Beijing for a lack of transparency in its response to the pandemic, has claimed the coronavirus began in a Wuhan lab. The US intelligence community, which has concluded that the virus was not “man-made or genetically modified,” is investigating where the outbreak first occurred.”

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Do We Have Any Rights at All? No Right Against Medical Rape? By Charles Taylor (Florida)

     According to US constitutional lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, there is no constitutional protection against mandatory vaccinations:
  https://twitter.com/csthetruth?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1262116657394323456&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdailystormer.su%2Falan-dershowitz-says-its-legal-for-the-government-to-compel-you-to-be-vaccinated%2F

“"You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask." Thus, the government has constitutional authority to "literally...plunge a needle into your arm." “Let me put it very clear,” Dershowitz said. “You have no right to endanger the public and spread disease, even if you disagree. You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business.”  “If you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm,” Dershowitz claimed.”

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Big Pharma, Profits and Vaccine Optimism By Mrs Vera West

     The Bill Gates school of vaccine optimist has a few problems. For a start, the Pentagon, nothing to do with Satan, who seems to be cropping up everywhere nowadays, has a leaked memo warning that a vaccine will not be available until 2012, sorry, 2021, that new outbreaks in China may signify a mutation, and other smart people have their doubts. Here it all is, neatly summarised, which took me over an hour to dig out, and work out, leaving me exhausted:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/leaked-pentagon-memo-warns-real-possibility-covid-19-resurgence-no-vaccine-summer-2021

“The Defense Department should prepare to operate in a "globally-persistent" novel coronavirus (COVID-19) environment without an effective vaccine until "at least the summer of 2021," according to a draft Pentagon memo obtained by Task & Purpose. "We have a long path ahead, with the real possibility of a resurgence of COVID-19," reads the memo, authored for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper but not yet bearing his signature. "Therefore, we must now re-focus our attention on resuming critical missions, increasing levels of activity, and making necessary preparations should a significant resurgence of COVID-19 occur later this year." Despite its grim forecast, the draft document lays out a framework for the U.S. military's proverbial reopening, which includes the resumption of training exercises, increased operational tempo, and the repositioning of forces and supplies to fight the global pandemic. The memo was prepared by Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, and is intended to update previous guidance issued by Esper on April 1, 2020. It's unclear if Esper has seen the memo. The document has not been officially released, and could see changes since being circulated among the military services at the beginning of May for feedback, a defense official said on condition of anonymity.

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Computer virus spreading? By Viv Forbes

     The job-keeper scheme must use the same computer models as the climate emergency crowd and the Covid forecasters. All run hot. Maybe there is a computer virus spreading?

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Americans may be surprised to learn from Alan Dershowitz that their constitution is far more intrusive and oppressive than what they and their forefathers have believed for generations. The law ‘scholar’ declared yesterday that “you have no (constitutional) right to not be vaccinated.”

Watch Video: You Have NO RIGHT to NOT be Vaccinated” – Alan Dershowitz:

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We are Not Free and Corona Tyranny Shows It! By Charles Taylor

     This story comes from South Africa, but it shows the extend of oppression that the corona freak-out has generated, as the State goes into anarcho- tyranny  over-drive:
  https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/diabetic-man-fined-for-trying-to-go-to-pharmacy-to-get-prescription-meds-20200420

“A diabetic man from Somerset West has been fined by police for attempting to visit his local pharmacy, where his physical prescription is held, to get essential medication. Allan Kirby, 71, a retired medical technologist, is a diabetic and is on a permanent medical regime for his illness. On Friday, he set off from his home in Somerset West towards Somerset Mall. He was stopped at a roadblock on Victoria Road, a main arterial route to the shopping complex. "I was asked where I was going, and I said to the pharmacy, to fetch my medicine," he told News24. "A woman officer then asked me: 'Where's your prescription?' I told her I have an ongoing prescription, which is recorded on the pharmacy's records," he explained. "But she said: 'If you don't have a prescription, you can't go'. I said: 'But I'm also going to Checkers, to buy food, which I'm allowed to do. Here is my shopping list. While I'm there, I'm also going to fetch my medicine at the in-store pharmacy'. "But she said: 'No, you said you were going to the pharmacy. And you don't have a prescription, so I'm going to fine you'," Kirby explained. He was pulled off the road. There, he tried to plead his case to a senior SAPS officer. But this fell on deaf ears, and he was fined R2 500 for "Failure to Confine to Residence".

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Here is Why I Drink Vast Quantities of Alcohol Instead of Coffee By James Reed

     Look, too much coffee is bad for you, that is why I drink alcohol, where the catastrophic health effects are well known. Coffee is seductive and supposedly has some health benefits, while alcohol does not lie to you, it is straight out poison, and I can respect that.
  https://www.perthnow.com.au/ne.ws/health/excess-coffee-consumption-linked-to-osteoarthritis-and-obesity-finds-university-of-south-australia-study-ng-b881547270z.amp

“Drinking too many cups of coffee can trigger diseases including osteoarthritis and obesity, a world-first study has found. Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world and has previously been linked to a healthy lifestyle but researchers from the University of South Australia say their study shows excess consumption can cause poor health. Using data from more than 300,000 participants in the UK Biobank, the research team examined connections between habitual coffee consumption and a range of diseases. Genetic epidemiologist Professor Elina Hypponen said understanding risks associated with coffee intake would have widespread implications for community health. In an earlier study, the research team found six cups a day was considered the upper limit of safe consumption. “Typically, the effects of coffee consumption are investigated using an observational approach, where comparisons are made against non-coffee-drinkers. But this can deliver misleading results,” Professor Hypponen said. “In this study, we used a genetic approach ... to establish the true effects of coffee consumption. Reassuringly, our results suggest that moderate coffee drinking is mostly safe.”

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Dirty! Don’t Touch Their Balls with Your Hands! (Tennis Balls, That Is!) By Bruce Bennett

     The reference is to tennis balls, but I suppose the lessons in New World Order hygiene can be generalised to all sorts of balls:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/proof-virus-winning

“This is a prime example of the lunacy future historians and generations are going to look back and see. It wasn't a spoof, but a real official press briefing held by New York's Nassau County health officials just days ago. It was all about proper handling of balls to stay safe amid coronavirus. Yes, we're now to the point that bureaucrats have to treat us to infantile lectures on how to handle others' balls. As if Tennis wasn't already among the most 'social distancing safe' sports in the world, given the nature of how far apart players stand on the court — at least we think it was about tennis balls anyway, but aren't quite sure. Indeed, an apt description of the insane times in which we live, where government officials full of inflated self-importance have to break down how we handle each others' balls. "To avoid confusion between whose balls are whose you can use a marker like a sharpie to put an 'X'... to put someone's initials on them," she added. So to review: "if you’re playing tennis against someone who lives in the same house as you, treat their balls like your own... But if you’re playing against someone who lives elsewhere or you’re on a court next to other people not living with you, remember these tips":

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Data Experts Attack the Ferguson Covid-19 Model By Brian Simpson

     We recently did an article where one computer expert cited took apart the coding foundation used in the Neil Ferguson model, that predicted doom, unless there was a society-wide lock-down. Now more have begun to attack the model:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8327641/Coronavirus-modelling-Professor-Neil-Ferguson-branded-mess-experts.html

“Scientists have levelled a flurry of criticism against Professor Neil Ferguson's modelling which warned 500,000 people could die from coronavirus and prompted Britain to go into lockdown. Modelling from Imperial College London epidemiologist Professor Ferguson, who stepped down from the government's Sage group at the start of May, has been described as 'totally unreliable' by other experts. The coding that produced the sobering death figures was impossible to read, and therefore cast doubts on its strength, The Telegraph reported. It is also some 13 years old, it said. When other scientists have tried to replicate the findings using the same model, they have repeatedly failed to do. Prof Ferguson's model is understood to have single-handedly triggered a dramatic change in the Government's handling of the outbreak, as they moved away from herd immunity to a lockdown. Competing scientists' research - whose models produced vastly different results - has been largely discarded, they claim.  David Richards, co-founder of British data technology company WANdisco said the model was a 'buggy mess that looks more like a bowl of angel hair pasta than a finely tuned piece of programming'. He said: 'In our commercial reality we would fire anyone for developing code like this and any business that relied on it to produce software for sale would likely go bust.'”  

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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:
  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11401962/doctor-coronavirus-people-spreading-farts/

“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:
  https://nypost.com/2020/05/14/infectious-disease-expert-says-he-caught-coronavirus-through-his-eyes/

“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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