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    565 Americans Have Lost Their Job For Every Confirmed COVID-19 Death In The US
    April 23, 2020
    By Tyler Durden

    In the last week 4.427 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time.

    Worse still, the final numbers will likely be worsened due to the bailout itself: as a reminder,
    the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed on March 27, could
    contribute to new records being reached in coming weeks as it increases eligibility for jobless
    claims to self-employed and gig workers, extends the maximum number of weeks that one
    can receive benefits, and provides an additional $600 per week until July 31. A recent WSJ
    article noted that this has created incentives for some businesses to temporarily furlough
    their employees, knowing that they will be covered financially as the economy is shutdown.
    Meanwhile, those making below $50k will generally be made whole and possibly be better
    off on unemployment benefits.

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    Another week of grappling with the what is what....


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    Smokers 'four times less likely' to contract Covid-19, prompting nicotine patch trials on patients
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    Henry Samuel
    The Telegraph23 April 2020

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/smokers-fo...151203342.html


    Frontline health workers and patients in France may be given nicotine patches after studies found that four times fewer smokers contracted Covid-19 than non-smokers.

    It may sound counterintuitive that people who puff on Gauloises are less likely to catch a virus that can cause deadly attacks on the lungs. However, that was the statistical outcome of an in-depth study conducted by the Pasteur Institute, a leading French research centre into the disease.

    The institute tested almost 700 teachers and pupils of a school in Crépy-en-Valois in one of the hardest-hit areas in France, as well as their families. The “highly accurate” tests found that only 7.2 per cent of smokers from among the adults tested were infected while four times as many non-smokers, some 28 per cent, were infected.

    Arnaud Fontanet, an epidemiologist at the institute, warned that they were not encouraging people to take up smoking, remarking that those smokers who do catch the virus “risk suffering more complications” than others. Scientists suggested it could be the nicotine in cigarettes that was behind the surprising results regarding infection, although more research is needed.

    A study from China prompted Public Health England and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States to put smoking on the list of 'risk factors' for coronavirus earlier in the crisis.

    Public Health England said: "Smoking tobacco is known to damage the lungs and airways causing a range of severe respiratory problems. The evidence clearly shows Covid-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at greater risk. A small but highly impactful survey from China finds that smokers with Covid-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe disease."
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    The results appear to tally with another study by the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, which questioned 480 patients who tested positive for the virus.

    According to their findings, among the 350 patients hospitalised, whose median age was 65, only 4.4 per cent were regular smokers. Among those released home, with a median age of 44, 5.3 per cent smoked.

    The French health authority Santé Publique France puts the number of smokers in the general population at 32 per cent of people between 18 to 75 years old.

    “Compared to the French general population, the Covid-19 population exhibited a significantly weaker current daily smoker rate by 80.3 per cent for outpatients and by 75.4 per cent for inpatients,” the researchers wrote in their study.

    “Thus, current smoking status appears to be a protective factor against the infection by SARS-CoV-2.”

    The researchers said that a “nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR)” plays a key role in infection from the coronavirus and that nicotine may act to protect this receptor from attack. It may also lessen the overreaction of the body’s immune system that has been found in the most severe cases of Covid-19 infection.
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    Smokers 'four times less likely' to contract Covid-19, prompting nicotine patch trials on patients
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    Henry Samuel
    The Telegraph23 April 2020

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/smokers-fo...151203342.html

    Frontline health workers and patients in France may be given nicotine patches after studies found that four times fewer smokers contracted Covid-19 than non-smokers.

    It may sound counterintuitive that people who puff on Gauloises are less likely to catch a virus that can cause deadly attacks on the lungs. However, that was the statistical outcome of an in-depth study conducted by the Pasteur Institute, a leading French research centre into the disease.

    The institute tested almost 700 teachers and pupils of a school in Crépy-en-Valois in one of the hardest-hit areas in France, as well as their families. The “highly accurate” tests found that only 7.2 per cent of smokers from among the adults tested were infected while four times as many non-smokers, some 28 per cent, were infected.
    Holy Smoke!

    That's good news, I wanted to quit smoking but I think I wait a couple of months.
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    The only rational reasonable course to me is just let the thing take it's course, with the vulnerable staying in, on their own volition, and perhaps implementing some modest distancing, but not too much. Our bodies need to get used to the thing since it's not going anywhere, but will be incorporated into life like colds and flu. We may have to do some unpalatable things like accept a certain amount of death and maybe start allowing euthanasia for those who want it or who may have a tough exit.

    The alternative - to ''wait'' until some fix comes along, is unacceptable. Life is already going 20 ways to sideways here where I am, I can't imagine how dystopian it will be even in a few months time if this lockdown isn't ended.

    Leaders salivating at their chance to get more power to surveil and corral people. Tons of weapons and invasive technology courtesy of the US military, in the hands of local law enforcement, all in cooperation with big tech and big pharma. If we don't resist this now we are truly screwed.

    No good options and we are not used to these kind of Hobson's choices.

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    This was just released by Ben Davidson of Suspicious Observers with Ben claiming a 1% mortality rate with an rO in the hundreds. He claims it has been around much longer than reported.

    Also, Ben claims the virus isn't going to be the big killer. That will come from the lack of food and and availability of healthcare. Food shortages already in the pipeline that haven't yet hit.

    There's quite a bit of information in 6 minutes.

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    Peter Hitchens: 'Coronavirus lockdown like a national heart attack'

    Journalist Peter Hitchens tells Mike Graham that the coronavirus lockdown is not sustainable "for very much longer. People have put up with it... but there is a limit. If the government don't act there will be a unilateral undermining of the lockdown."

    He says there does not seem to be any action from any government in the world that has materially altered the numbers of deaths and infections. Peter says until there is a general debate on whether the government's policy approach is correct or not on factual grounds, we are "unlikely to get anywhere".

    Peter Hitchens says coronavirus is "like a national heart attack" where there is a risk of long term economic damage if we let the current situation go on too long.



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    Blood-pressure drugs are in the crosshairs of COVID-19 research
    By Deborah J. Nelson

    https://uk.yahoo.com/news/blood-pres...100706799.html

    (Reuters) - Scientists are baffled by how the coronavirus attacks the body - killing many patients while barely affecting others.

    But some are tantalized by a clue: A disproportionate number of patients hospitalized by COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, have high blood pressure. Theories about why the condition makes them more vulnerable – and what patients should do about it – have sparked a fierce debate among scientists over the impact of widely prescribed blood-pressure drugs.

    Researchers agree that the life-saving drugs affect the same pathways that the novel coronavirus takes to enter the lungs and heart. They differ on whether those drugs open the door to the virus or protect against it. Resolving that question has taken on new urgency after an April 8 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 72% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients 65 or older had hypertension.

    The drugs are known as ACE inhibitors and ARBs, broad categories that include Vasotec, Valsartan, Irbesartan, as well as their generic versions. In a recent interview with a medical journal, Anthony Fauci - the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert - cited a report showing similarly high rates of hypertension among COVID-19 patients who died in Italy and suggested the medicines, rather than the underlying condition, may act as an accelerant for the virus.

    Efforts to understand how the virus uses the pathway to the heart and lungs, and the role of the medicines, are complicated by a lack of rigorous studies.

    “There are millions of Americans that take an ACE inhibitor or AR daily,” said Dr Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness in Baltimore. “This is one of the most important clinical questions.”

    An estimated 100 million U.S. residents suffer from high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. About four-fifths of them need to take prescription drugs to control it, according to the CDC. ACE inhibitors and ARBs are widely prescribed to patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes or kidney disease. The drugs account for billions of dollars in prescription sales worldwide.

    The absence of clear answers on how the drugs impact COVID-19 patients has sparked rampant speculation in correspondence and editorials posted on medical journal websites and those where scientists share unreviewed, pre-publication study drafts.

    Many patients are agonizing over whether their medicines will help or hurt them. Doris Kertzner, 88, of Redding, Conn., said she has carefully followed experts’ guidelines for preventing infection and keeps her distance from others in her retirement community. Now she has a new worry: She takes losartan, an ARB, and can’t decide whether to stop.

    Dropping the medicine “presents its own problems” in dealing with her high blood pressure.

    “It’s gotten very complicated,” she said.

    Dr Carlos M. Ferrario - a researcher at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and co-author of widely cited studies on ACE inhibitors - understands patients’ plight.

    “There is a lot of paranoia and a lot of speculation with very little fundamental, convincing information,” he said.

    The National Institutes of Health in the United States has put out a call seeking proposals for studies into the issue. An independent consortium of researchers has launched a global study to analyze health records for thousands of COVID-19 patients in the United States, Europe and Asia. That project is part of the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics program, an open-source research platform that enables large-scale studies.

    Dr Marc Suchard - a biostatistician at the University of California, Los Angeles who is leading the study - said that it aims to determine whether the medicines make infections more likely or more severe - or, by contrast, whether they help protect against the virus. Suchard said he expects a preliminary report within two weeks.

    MORE TARGETS FOR THE VIRUS

    There is evidence that the drugs may increase the presence of an enzyme - ACE2 - that produces hormones that lower blood pressure by widening blood vessels. That's normally a good thing. But the coronavirus also targets ACE2 and has developed spikes that can latch on to the enzyme and penetrate cells, researchers have found. So more enzymes provide more targets for the virus, potentially increasing the chance of infection or making it more severe.

    Other evidence, however, suggests the infection's interference with ACE2 may lead to higher levels of a hormone that causes inflammation, which can result in acute respiratory distress syndrome, a dangerous build-up of fluid in the lungs. In that case, ARBs may be beneficial because they block some of the hormone’s damaging effects.

    Novartis International AG and Sanofi SA are among the major drugmakers selling ACE inhibitors and ARBs.

    Sanofi spokesman Nicolas Kressmann said that patients should consult their doctors on whether to continue taking the drugs but that the company has found insufficient evidence that they worsen COVID-19 through its own assessment of available scientific data.

    The company reviewed several recent studies from China that came to conflicting conclusions about whether COVID-19 patients with hypertension fare worse than other patients, he said.

    Novartis has not issued any guidance to clinicians or patients and defers to scientists studying the issue, said spokesman Eric Althoff.

    Researchers and doctors generally agree that people with severe hypertension or heart failure should keep taking the drugs because of the high risks of stopping. The debate centers on how to advise the many patients with milder conditions who take the drugs. Two camps have emerged - one calling for no action unless the drugs are proven dangerous, the other for some limits on their use until they are proven safe.

    The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at University of Oxford in England has recommended that clinicians consider withdrawing the medicines in patients with mild hypertension if they are in a high risk group, such as medical workers - and replacing them with alternative blood pressure-lowering drugs.

    The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) took the opposite tack, highlighting the drugs’ potential in fighting coronavirus and recommending patients continue taking the drugs until more about the risks is known. Several of the scientists who co-authored it had done extensive, industry-supported research on antihypertensive drugs.

    CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    Dr Kevin Kavanagh, founder of Health Watch USA, a patient advocacy organization, questioned whether scientists who are funded by the drug industry should be advising clinicians, given the high stakes.

    “You need to consider stepping back, and let others without a conflict of interest try to make a call,” Kavanagh said.

    His organization recommends that doctors temporarily avoid putting new patients on the drugs and warn those currently on them to take extreme precautions to avoid virus exposure.

    Dr Scott David Solomon, a co-author of the NEJM article, conducts industry-financed research but said it has no influence on his position.

    “Not only is there no compelling evidence that we should be discontinuing those medications, but there's reason to think that doing so might actually cause harm,” said Solomon, who is the director of noninvasive cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

    The lack of consensus leaves doctors to navigate the issue patient by patient. Alexander, of Johns Hopkins, is trying to strike a balance in his own practice. Patients with more severe blood-pressure problems may need to keep taking the medicines, he said, while patients with milder or newly diagnosed cases could instead take one of the “literally dozens” of alternative hypertension treatments.

    “Rest assured,” he said, “there are dozens of scientific teams working feverishly to put this question to bed.”

    (Reporting by Deborah Nelson; Editing by Brian Thevenot)
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    Coronavirus: Westminster Bridge crowds flout social distancing again during Clap for Carers
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    Anger at a crowd gathering at Westminster Bridge to clap for the nation’s carers despite social distancing rules has been voiced for the second week.

    The show of support for NHS staff and key workers – taking place every Thursday at 8pm – has provided a way for the public to back those on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

    But criticism has again been directed at those who congregated at Westminster Bridge for the applause, a week after the Met admitted social distancing was ignored at the event.


    Though some members of the public can be seen keeping a safe distance, and emergency workers are limited with how they can practise it given their work, packed crowds can still be seen mingling and applauding.

    The government has advised to keep space between people from outside your own household and said the public should only leave home for essential reasons like exercise.

    That is designed to slow the spread of the virus and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed with patients.

    Social media users commented that it was ironic some people at the event were showing their support for workers but not following the rules which were implemented to help them.

    Last week, the Met criticised those who failed to follow the government’s rules and said it regularly spoke to its officers about social distancing.

    “Officers, along with other emergency service workers, came together last night on Westminster Bridge to celebrate the work of all key workers,” a spokesperson said on April 16.

    “A large number of members of the public also gathered to express their gratitude.

    “While many people adhered to social distancing guidance, it appears that some did not.

    “We regularly remind our officers of the importance of social distancing where practical, and will continue do so.”

    There are now 138,078 confirmed cases of coronavirus cases in the UK, with 18,738 hospital deaths related to COVID-19.
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    Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution

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    Coronavirus has been detected on particles of air pollution by scientists investigating whether this could enable it to be carried over longer distances and increase the number of people infected.

    The work is preliminary and it is not yet known if the virus remains viable on pollution particles and in sufficient quantity to cause disease.

    The Italian scientists used standard techniques to collect outdoor air pollution samples at one urban and one industrial site in Bergamo province and identified a gene highly specific to Covid-19 in multiple samples. The detection was confirmed by blind testing at an independent laboratory.

    Leonardo Setti at the University of Bologna in Italy, who led the work, said it was important to investigate if the virus could be carried more widely by air pollution.

    “I am a scientist and I am worried when I don’t know,” he said. “If we know, we can find a solution. But if we don’t know, we can only suffer the consequences.”

    Two other research groups have suggested air pollution particles could help coronavirus travel further in the air.

    A statistical analysis by Setti’s team suggests higher levels of particle pollution could explain higher rates of infection in parts of northern Italy before a lockdown was imposed, an idea supported by another preliminary analysis. The region is one of the most polluted in Europe.

    Neither of the studies by Setti’s team have been peer-reviewed and therefore have not been endorsed by independent scientists. But experts agree their proposal is plausible and requires investigation.

    Previous studies have shown that air pollution particles do harbour microbes and that pollution is likely to have carried the viruses causing bird flu, measles and foot-and-mouth disease over considerable distances.

    The potential role of air pollution particles is linked to the broader question of how the coronavirus is transmitted. Large virus-laden droplets from infected people’s coughs and sneezes fall to the ground within a metre or two. But much smaller droplets, less than 5 microns in diameter, can remain in the air for minutes to hours and travel further.

    Experts are not sure whether these tiny airborne droplets can cause coronavirus infections, though they know the 2003 Sars coronavirus was spread in the air and that the new virus can remain viable for hours in tiny droplets.

    But researchers say the importance of potential airborne transmission, and the possible boosting role of pollution particles, mean it must not be ruled out without evidence.

    Prof Jonathan Reid at Bristol University in the UK is researching airborne transmission of coronavirus. “It is perhaps not surprising that while suspended in air, the small droplets could combine with background urban particles and be carried around.”

    He said the virus had been detected in tiny droplets collected indoors in China.

    Setti said tiny droplets between 0.1 and 1 micron may travel further when coalesced with pollution particles up to 10 microns than on their own. This is because the combined particle is larger and less dense than the droplet and can remain buoyed by the air for longer.

    “The pollution particle is like a micro-airplane and the passengers are the droplets,” said Sett. Reid is more cautious: “I think the very small change in the size of the [combined] particles is unlikely to play much of a role.”

    Prof Frank Kelly at Imperial College London said the idea of pollution particles carrying the virus further afield was an interesting one. “It is possible, but I would like to see this work repeated by two or three groups.”

    Another expert, Prof John Sodeau at University College Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, said: “The work seems plausible. But that is the bottom line at the moment, and plausible [particle] interactions are not always biologically viable and may have no effect in the atmosphere.” He said the normal course of scientific research might take two or three years to confirm such findings.

    Other research has indicated correlations between increased Covid-19 deaths and higher levels of air pollution before the pandemic. Long-term exposure to dirty air is known to damage lung health, which could make people more vulnerable to Covid-19.
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    On a dutch alternative news site i found this article;

    German research shows:
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    The German virologist prof.dr. Hendrik Streeck
    According to the German virologist Hendrik Streeck, after research in the Heinsberg region near Sittard, the following conclusion may be drawn: “The corona virus is not permitted via latches, mobile phones, remote controls, cats or in hairdressing salons of shops. The risk of contamination exists especially if people are together for hours in a narrow room. “It would therefore be - to call it a cross street of the Corona hysteria that dear supermarket, garden center and hardware store employees have been cleaning the carts uselessly for more than 2 weeks .. And there is unfounded panic about tackling cash. . !!!

    And, Professor Dr. Hendrik Streeck (42) is not just anyone. Because he is director of the Institute of Virology of the University of Bonn. In the case of COVID-19, he is particularly interested in the effect of the Coronavirus on humans and his immune system. He bases his own words only on facts and not on all kinds of general calculation models.

    He was the first researcher to go door to door with his research team, in the hard-hit municipality of Gangelt (Heinsberg). There the virus had broken out in mid-February, after a carnival party. Each Corona patient was questioned by them and samples of the air were taken from these people's homes. And smears from door handles, cell phones, remotes, toilet seats, etc. were taken. You could say a thorough investigation ..!

    What they were the first to determine is that no less than 70% of the infected persons assessed suffered from a loss of smell and taste for a few days. It is a characteristic observation, that we are now hearing around us from (ex-) Corona patients. Last week, Professor Streeck announced his new findings in the ZDF talk show Lanz.

    Because he plainly determined:

    “We are now certain that Covid-19 is not a contact infection. Not a single live virus has been found on objects, not even among the most heavily infected families. There is also no proven contamination at purchases, at hairdressers or in restaurants.
    A door handle can only be contagious if someone coughs in his hands, immediately grabs the handle and then someone else touches the handle. ”

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    California Nurse has this to say...
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    Roche Holding AG Chief Executive Officer Severin Schwan blasted competitors whose tests for potential immunity to the coronavirus have been subject to high-profile flops.

    “Every kind of amateur can produce an antibody test,” Schwan said on a call with reporters Wednesday. “The question is, does it really work?”

    “I can tell you, it’s a disaster,” he said. “These tests are not worth anything. Or have very little use.”

    The new doubts about the efficacy of the tests were raised at the same time that the two largest U.S. laboratory testing companies, Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Laboratory Corp of America Holdings, said they plan to greatly increase their antibody screening capacity in coming days.

    Antibody testing, intended to detect prior exposure to the virus rather than current infection, is easier to roll out widely. The kits generally need fewer components and fewer highly skilled lab workers. The hurdle has been developing an antibody test that’s reliable. Such programs usually need years to gain regulatory approval.

    For its antibody test, Roche decided to use blood drawn intravenously, rather than from a simpler finger prick, because that ensures greater reliability, according to Schwan.

    Failures might sow confusion in the public and politicians, he said.

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    Chris Martenson is full of integrity.


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    CORONAHOAX AND FUNVAX
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    "Today, POTUS exposes elite medical Light Therapy that heals the mitochondria and will make va_cines obsolete. A massive disclosure that humanity has been waiting for! Meanwhile, the rogue intelligence operations and G_tes FUNVAX using "radical religion" for the new plan bio-weapon t-ism is being exposed..."


    Reviewed by Alexandra Bruce: https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/coronahoax-and-funvax/
    "One might ask, “Why is it that Trump has defunded the World Health Organization but he hasn’t fired Fauci and Birx? Aren’t they all on the same genocidal Bill Gates team?”

    Nothing makes sense, right?

    Based on her observations and research, YouAreFreeTV says that Trump is allowing these Deep State bioterrorists, who are sabotaging the global economy to hang themselves with their own hoax.

    The coronavirus operation was long in the planning and the bioterroristic capabilities of the Deep State were going to have to be addressed, eventually. She says it has been the Deep State’s plan to replace their Muslim Extremist terrorism of ISIS and al Qaeda with bioterrorism.

    “I know it’s so hard to believe or even think about or hear, but I keep uncovering everything I can to try to bring this to you and that’s why I say that with some realm of confidence, here that I really believe this is happening.”

    Meanwhile, Dr Judy Mikovits tweeted yesterday that COVID-19 is the cumulation of “40 years of us putting all these viruses in the vaccines”, which got me to thinking about the FunVax, which I posted about way back in 2011, a vaccine that was supposed to turn Islamic Extremists into “normal people”. One wonders if elements of FunVax will be included in the forced vaccine the Deep State has in store for us?

    An illustrious physician with over 130 patents who subscribes to FKTV has told me he fears that it will be and he’s concerned that the Deep State intends to wipe out our experience of connection with God.

    He told me, “It’s game over for us if we let this vax be accepted. It’s the end of freedom over your own DNA, at best and cutting the cord to higher consciousness and God, at worst. Either way, welcome to hell. Either way, it’s Mark of the Beast. There’s no bigger issue facing the world [than resisting the coronavirus vaccine].”

    FunVax was supposed to inhibit/decrease the expression of VMAT2 within a human population via a viral vector. The VMAT2 gene, also referred to as the “God gene” has been shown to correlate to one’s experience of spirituality.

    Allegedly, the Pentagon had conducted tests on six different methods of dispersing the virus: “high altitude release, water supply release, insect transmission, diffusion by a ground level object such as a car, diffusion from a stationary object such as a bottle and infection of food supply such as cattle or produce.”

    YouAreFreeTV mentions FunVax and its kinship with the behavior modification aspect of chemtrails. She thinks the docility of the American public, in the face of having everything taken away from them, might come from all of the lithium that she says is being sprayed on us in the geoengineering aerosols.

    “Combined with the ionization of the skies, with the elctromagnetic lockdown, where we’re being entrained to be dulled.”

    But people are starting to rise up. On May 2nd, there will be a lockdown protest in the captured Blue State of Oregon, and on May 3rd, Brian Rose of London Real, having now been de-platformed for an interview he did with David Icke is planning to do the most-viewed livestream in history."
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    A Vital Paper: David Crowe challenges the discovery of the COVID-19 virus
    by Jon Rappoport
    April 24, 2020
    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020...ovid-19-virus/

    "Canadian author and independent researcher, David Crowe, has spent several decades analyzing and torpedoing SPECIFICS of conventional medical research. At the deepest level.

    I’m talking about, for example, the mainstream claims of discovering new viruses.

    Crowe doesn’t lay on vague brushstrokes. He goes to the core of fabrications and exposes them, chapter and verse.

    His new paper, which he continues to update and expand, is: “Flaws in Coronavirus Pandemic Theory”.

    Here I quote from the section of his paper where he takes up the question of discovery—have researchers actually found a new virus which they assert is the cause of a new pandemic, COVID-19?

    At the end of this article, I list the published papers Crowe refers to by number, as he takes apart the very basis of the COVID illusion.

    David Crowe: “Scientists are detecting novel RNA in multiple patients with pneumonia-like conditions, and are assuming that the detection of RNA (which is believed to be wrapped in proteins to form an RNA virus, as coronaviruses are believed to be) is equivalent to isolation of the virus. It is not, and one of the groups of scientists was honest enough to admit this”:

    “’we did not perform tests for detecting infectious virus in blood’” [2]

    “But, despite this admission, earlier in the paper they repeatedly referred to the 41 cases (out of 59 similar cases) that tested positive for this RNA as, ‘41 patients…confirmed to be infected with 2019-nCoV’.”

    “Another paper quietly admitted that”:

    “’our study does not fulfill Koch’s postulates’” [1]

    “Koch’s postulates, first stated by the great German bacteriologist Robert Koch in the late 1800s, can simply be stated as”:

    “* Purify the pathogen (e.g. virus) from many cases with a particular illness.
    * Expose susceptible animals (obviously not humans) to the pathogen.
    * Verify that the same illness is produced.
    * Some add that you should also re-purify the pathogen, just to be sure that it really is creating the illness.”

    “Famous virologist Thomas Rivers stated in a 1936 speech, ‘It is obvious that Koch’s postulates have not been satisfied in viral diseases’. That was a long time ago, but the same problem still continues. None of the papers referenced in this article have even attempted to purify the virus. And the word ‘isolation’ has been so debased by virologists it means nothing (e.g. adding impure materials to a cell culture and seeing cell death is ‘isolation’).”

    “Reference [1] did publish electron [microscope] micrographs, but it can clearly be seen in the lesser magnified photo, that the particles believed to be coronavirus are not purified as the quantity of material that is cellular is much greater. The paper notes that the photos are from ‘human airway epithelial cells’. Also consider that the photo included in the article will certainly be the ‘best’ photo, i.e. the one with the greatest number of particles. Lab technicians may be encouraged to spend hours to look around to find the most photogenic image, the one that most looks like pure virus.”

    “There is no way to tell that the RNA being used in the new coronavirus PCR test is found in those particles seen under the electron micrograph. There is no connection between the test, and the particles, and no proof that the particles are viral.”

    “A similar situation was revealed in March 1997 concerning HIV, when two papers published in the same issue of the journal ‘Virology’ revealed that the vast majority of what had previously been called ‘pure HIV’ was impurities that were clearly not HIV, and the mixture also included microvesicles that look very similar to HIV under an electron microscope, but are of cellular origin.” [5][6]

    References:

    1. Zhu N et al. A Novel Coronavirus from Patients with Pneumonia in China, 2019. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jan 14.
    * https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001017

    2. Huang C et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Lancet.2020 Jan 24.
    * https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l...183-5/fulltext

    3. Chan J F-W et al. A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster. Lancet. 2020 Jan 24.
    * https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l...154-9/fulltext

    4. Rivers TM. Viruses and Koch’s Postulates. J Bacteriol. 1937 Jan; 33(1): 1-12.
    * https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC545348/

    5. Gluschankof P et al. Cell membrane vesicles are a major contaminant of gradient-enriched human immunodeficiency virus type-1 preparations. Virology. 1997 Mar 31; 230(1): 125- 133.
    * http://davidcrowe.ca/SciHealthEnv/pa...luschankof.pdf

    6. Bess JW et al. Microvesicles Are a Source of Contaminating Cellular Proteins Found in Purified HIV-1 Preparations. Virology. 1997 Mar 31; 230(1): 134- 44.
    * http://davidcrowe.ca/SciHealthEnv/papers/278

    —end of Crowe article excerpt—

    In a half-sane world, David Crowe’s analysis would provoke an open honest discussion and debate among all sorts of scientists and researchers, and the repressed truth would tumble out and be confirmed.

    Of course, we do not live in that world.

    Instead, we have mistake-prone researchers and outright liars welcomed into the hallowed pages of medical journals. They are enabled by editors who look the other way.

    The consequences, of course, aren’t merely academic.

    A planet can be placed on lockdown.

    Do I really need to say this at this late date—without the discovery of an actual disease-causing virus, the whole “pandemic” falls apart. The whole “spreading virus” assertion falls apart."
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    Washingtontimes Poll: Should the U.S. open back up for business?

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/poll...iness/results/

    The results may surprise you.

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    Link between air pollution and coronavirus deaths in England, study suggests
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    By Emily Beament, PA Environment Correspondent
    PA Media: UK News21 April 2020

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/between-ai...113511618.html

    Link between air pollution and coronavirus deaths in England, study suggests

    Higher air pollution could be linked to increased deaths and cases of coronavirus in England, a preliminary study suggests.

    An analysis by the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at Cambridge University compared regional data on total Covid-19 cases and deaths, against levels of three major air pollutants.

    The study used data from seven regions in England, where a minimum of 2,000 infections and 200 deaths are reported from February to April 8, 2020, and air pollution records from more than 120 sites in 2018 and 2019.

    Levels of pollutants nitrogen dioxide and nitrogen oxide, much of which comes from traffic fumes, were highest in London, the Midlands and the North West and lowest in southern regions of England.

    Fatalities of people with the coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, followed the same trend, the study found, suggesting the higher the pollution levels, the greater number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.

    The researchers said their study provided evidence that higher levels of some air pollutants correlate with increased Covid-19 mortality and spread in England.

    But other experts warned that the results did not show a causal link between poor air quality and worse Covid-19, adding disease transmission and death would be expected to be higher in highly-populated areas such as London, which also have higher air pollution.

    Though most people with the virus have a mild illness, some patients go on to develop severe respiratory conditions, and scientists are trying to work out why some sufferers are more at risk of a serious response than others.

    Previous studies have pointed to a higher risk for older people or those with underlying health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.

    Long-term exposure to air pollutants from car exhaust fumes or burning fossil fuels can put people at risk of these health conditions, and can also increase the risk of infection by viruses that affect people’s airways.

    Marco Travaglio, a PhD student at the MRC Toxicology Unit, said: “Our results provide the first evidence that SARS-CoV-2 case fatality is associated with increased nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide levels in England.

    “London, the Midlands and the North West show the largest concentration of these air pollutants, with southern regions displaying the lowest levels in the country, and the number of Covid-19 deaths follows a similar trend.”

    The researchers say that their findings, which have not yet been peer reviewed, only show a correlation between dirty air and more severe Covid-19 disease.

    Further research is needed to confirm that air pollution makes Covid-19 worse, but it does chime with findings from other parts of the world including northern Italy and the United States.

    Dr Miguel Martins, senior author on the study, added: “Our study adds to growing evidence from Northern Italy and the USA that high levels of air pollution are linked to deadlier cases of Covid-19.

    “This is something we saw during the previous Sars outbreak back in 2003, where long-term exposure to air pollutants had a detrimental effect on the prognosis of Sars patients in China.

    “This highlights the importance of reducing air pollution for the protection of human health, both in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

    Professor Keith Neal, Emeritus Professor of the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, University of Nottingham, said the study used the number of deaths rather than the death rate per population, which made larger cities look worse, such as London and Birmingham.

    “Covid-19 around the world has affected areas with the greatest population densities to a much greater degree.

    “The population density and more people to get infected could well explain their results rather than the direct effects of air pollution,” he said.
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    Excerpt from Chris Martenson's latest:

    Quote There are two indicators. The Case Fatality Ratio, or CFR, is the ratio of the deaths and the diagnosed cases. So you are right for NY that would be something around 8%.

    The arguments of the naysayers tend to be that this is not worse than the flu. They use the CFR of the flu, 0.1%-0.2%, and they say that the number of infected with SARS-CoV-2 is higher than the number of diagnosed.

    For example:

    • 21% of New Yorkers have antibodies they say, in other words, 4 million New
    Yorkers have been infected.

    • There are 20.861 deaths, so 20.861 x 100%/4million = 0.5%.

    • Next they compare this number, 0.5%, with the CFR of the flu 0.2%.

    But,… the ratio involving the number of infected is not the CFR, it is the IFR, the Infection Fatality Ratio. They compare apples and oranges. If you do it like this, you also have to compare against the IFR of the flu.

    A recent flu pandemic was the 2009 H1N1. The IFR of this flu is estimated to be 0.2% [source], while the CFR is less than 1%. So assuming that the CFR for the 2009 H1N1 equals the CFR of the seasonal flu for New York,

    • CFR: 8% versus 0.2% --> COVID19 is 40 times deadlier (For H1N1 CFR<1,
    this would be between 20X (US) and 8X).

    • IFR: 0.5% versus 0.02% --> COVID19 is 25 times deadlier than H1N1.
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    Sophocies its a question of who you want to believe -- and I dont know to be honest but these Drs are believable and cite New York State and city.
    Saying no worse that seasonal flu, though NY is operating at full capacity.
    Anyway worth a look.
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