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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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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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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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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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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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.
  https://www.globalresearch.ca/hundreds-of-children-brain-damaged-by-the-swine-flu-vaccine-to-receive-90-million-in-financial-compensation-from-uk-government/5444329

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?

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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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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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.
  https://www.amazon.com/Plague-Corruption-Restoring-Promise-Science-ebook/dp/B07S5H6T4Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=plague+of+corruption&qid=1590055009&sr=8-1

     Brighteon.com/b616dd2e-de1c-4b1c-a22c-25f1984a58be
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-20-plandemic-video-super-viral-brighteon-facebook-banning-cleansing-content-wuhan-coronavirus.html

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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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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:
  https://www.zdnet.com/article/australian-poll-finds-1-in-8-blame-bill-gates-and-5g-for-coronavirus/

“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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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:
  https://www.adweek.com/retail/consumers-have-abandoned-panic-buying-now-theyre-hoarding-instead/

“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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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:
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cdl-zen-condemns-globalization-chinas-encroachment-on-other-nations

“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.
  https://nypost.com/2020/05/16/youtube-censors-epidemiologist-knut-wittkowski-for-opposing-lockdown/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

“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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The Great Lab Origin Debate Continues By Brian Simpson

     An Australian vaccine developer has suggested a lab
origin for Covid-19:
  https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-did-covid-19-come-from-a-lab-in-wuhan
  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-covid-mystery.html
  https://www.livetradingnews.com/australian-scientists-found-that-the-c-19-coronavirus-was-designed-to-attact-humans-175151.html

“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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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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Pilpul for Beginners

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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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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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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