Sep 24 05:57

Germany Adds 11 Regions To "Coronavirus Watch List", France Closes Bars, Restaurants In Marseilles: Live Updates

Germany on Wednsday evening announced it would add 11 regions across Europe to its list of "coronavirus risk zones", according to a statement from Germany's Robert Koch Institute, the agency in charge of Germany's COVID-19 response.

The list includes several popular tourist destinations across Europe, according to Reuters.

Sep 24 05:56

The Queen is to get a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted due to coronavirus pandemic

The Queen will receive a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted in value due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Treasury said last night that it will top up the Sovereign Grant to help maintain her income, which is severely threatened by the pandemic.

The monarch's income is based on a 25 per cent share of the profits of the Crown Estate, which owns valuable land in London and elsewhere. Last week, the estate announced its profits would fall 'significantly' this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sep 24 05:53

CDC publishes new survival rates for Covid… MSM Goes Silent

The US govt last week updated the survival rates (i.e., IF infected) for Covid19:

0-19 99.997%
20-49 99.98%
50-69 99.5%
70+ 94.6%

Sep 24 05:48

Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the region has ever seen. Floodwaters left up to 41 000 ha (101 300 acres) of crops damaged and at least 21 000 animals perished.

Afar Regional State Disaster Prevention and Food Security Bureau Head, Mohammed Hussein told the Ethiopian News Agency that 240 000 people have been impacted by major floods, and the state needs 350 million birrs or around 9.5 million dollars for relief and rehabilitation.

So far, only 100 million birrs or 2.7 million dollars have been collected.

Sep 24 05:47

Boris’s new Covid restrictions are unscientific mumbo jumbo and an exercise in futility that will wreak havoc on millions

I accept my dissenting voice may not be heeded by the UK government, but when a former Supreme Court judge delivers a damning verdict that the rules are ‘pointless, arbitrary and unnecessary’, shouldn’t they be listening?

The UK has announced a fresh suite of draconian Covid restrictions, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning they could be in place for six months. But, like all previous attempts, the new rules are worse than useless.

You’ve all heard the new rules by now, so I won’t analyse the details of what the individual implications will be. Just as poring over a government white paper based on astrology would be pointless, tepid nit-picking within the nascent pseudoscience of ‘Covidology’ is an exercise in futility. It’s also an immediate acceptance of the quacks’ terms of the argument.

Sep 24 05:46

Can Self-Replicating Species Flourish in the Interior of a Star?

The existing view of biological life is that it evolves under suitable conditions in the low-temperature world of atoms and molecules on the surface of a planet. It is believed that any plausible extraterrestrial form of life must resemble the life on Earth that is ruled by biochemistry of nucleic acids, proteins, and sugars. Going against this dogma, we argue that an advanced form of life based upon short-lived species can exist inside main-sequence stars like our Sun.

Sep 24 05:46

LISTEN: NASA shares symphony of the stars by turning telescope data into beautiful, haunting music

Not content with blowing minds around the world with incredible images of our universe, NASA has taken data from telescopes observing the galactic center of the Milky Way and created a celestial symphony.

NASA regularly takes digital data from distant telescopes and turns them into breathtaking images. These images are composites of various wavelengths of light and radiation that the human eye can’t see.

In an effort to outdo themselves, NASA boffins have taken things to the next level and ‘sonified’ the stars, using this same digital telescope data to create short cosmic concerts.

Sonification is the process by which data, in the form of a binary code or a slew of ones and zeros, is translated into sound rather than imagery.

Sep 24 05:43

UK Grocers Stave Off Panic Buying Amid 2nd Lockdown Fears; Daily COVID Case Record Smashed

Britain is scrambling to avoid a second lockdown after its first one six months ago, with PM Boris Johnson just introducing expanded new social distancing rules across the UK, as the government's top adviser Sir Patrick Vallance warns "the epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days."

Specifically the latest surge in COVID-19 cases at current rates could mean 50,000 cases a day by mid-October, Vallance warned at the start of the week. In introducing new measures to fight the spread Tuesday night, Johnson urged citizens to "summon discipline, resolve and a spirit of togetherness." The new measures will last a whopping six months with warnings of "a difficult winter" — also at a moment total infection numbers approach the half-million mark (as of Wednesday: 409,729 people tested positive since the start, including 41,862 deaths).

Sep 23 12:24

Prescription medicines the third leading cause of death

Sep 23 12:18

COVID is a data-driven operation, but suppose the data are wrong?

A recent New York Times article reported on a large study that concluded up to 90 percent of all US COVID cases are false-positives. [1]

There have been numerous reports of hospitals writing “COVID” on patients’ death certificates with no justification whatsoever. The CDC itself has stated that only 6 percent of reported US COVID deaths are FROM the virus. The rest are WITH the virus. This means something is very wrong. These mostly elderly people (the 94 percent) had prior medical conditions that were potentially lethal on their own. [2] [3]

Both COVID case numbers and death numbers show evidence of fraud.

According to law, significant fraud committed during a disaster is a felony, with a penalty of up to 30 years in prison.

Sep 23 12:15

The Heroic CDC Insider William Crews Ripped Anthony Fauci and the CDC

A public-affairs specialist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will retire after revelations that he used a pseudonym online to savage the government response to the covid-19 pandemic — including the work of Anthony Fauci, who heads that agency, an NIAID, reports The Washington Post.

William Crews told NIAID officials he will retire after the Daily Beast revealed he is also the managing editor of the conservative web site, where, under the pseudonym “streiff,” he has ridiculed the government’s activity against the coronavirus outbreak, according to the NIAID spokeswoman.

Under the pseudonym, Crews wrote that Anthony Fauci was a “mask nazi” and described him as the “attention-grubbing and media-whoring Anthony Fauci.”

Sep 23 11:41

Dr. David Martin Exposes Three Unspeakable Facts about COVID-19

Don’t let the light-hearted humor at the start of this video deceive you. This message from Doctor David Martin and his wife, Kim, quickly becomes as serious as it gets, because it reveals three unspeakable facts about the alleged Coronavirus pandemic: (1) The official story is a lie, (2) the percentage of normal false-positive errors in the tests is higher than the percentage of confirmed positive tests from humans – which means most if not all of the reported human positive tests could be false), and (3) early results from covid-19 vaccine trials show 60% of those injected have adverse reactions – compared to less than 8% with adverse reactions from the infection the vaccines are supposed to protect against. In other words, the treatment is far worse than the disease. The unspeakable conclusion is this: A few people are set to become obscenely wealthy by causing tens of millions to become ill, to be neurologically injured, and to die prematurely.

Sep 23 11:28


Sep 23 08:06

Were doctors free to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine, 'we wouldn't need the lockdowns'

Hydroxychloroquine is a lawful drug which “doctors have been able to prescribe for over 60 years” yet bureaucrats have stepped in and overridden the ability of Australian doctors to prescribe it to their patients, says Liberal MP Craig Kelly.

“This is the most insane thing that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Mr Kelly told Sky News host Alan Jones

“The evidence is now overwhelming; it rolls in day after day after day.”

Mr Craig said in the last 24 hours, a peer reviewed study published in the Lancet said “overall mortality was lower in the hydroxychloroquine group than in the group that didn’t receive hydroxychloroquine.”

“Yet we still have this ban preventing Australian doctors from prescribing this drug to their sick COVID patients,” he said.

“With the weight of evidence going on, anyone who tells you that hydroxychloroquine, there is no evidence for it, or it’s dangerous, is either lying or they’re a fool.”

Sep 23 07:47

Sweeping Covid restrictions on care homes could mean elderly residents don't see their loved ones for a YEAR, charity warns

Age UK is worried about the powers given to local health bosses to impose blanket bans on visits, a move to prevent Britain's most vulnerable residents catching the coronavirus.

Although virus control is important, the charity said visiting restrictions undermine the danger of lack of social contact with loved ones.

It warned a number of care home residents have already died prematurely because they 'have gone downhill fast' as a result of being cut off from their loved ones. Experts have previously warned isolation can lead to the deterioration of conditions such as dementia.

Sep 23 07:23

Dems 'Terrified Of Early Vaccine': Trump Blames DNC For Politicizing, Corona, Vaccine

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the only reason the Democrats are denigrating the fact that a vaccine might be approved before the election is that they fear he would get credit for it.

The Democrats are desperate to find new ways of accusing Trump. This time, they started to kick President Donald Trump under the bus by saying the vaccine will not work. They are doing everything in their powers to divert the undecided voters to not vote for Trump.

"About three weeks ago they started hearing rumors that there would be a vaccine in super record time," Trump told Mark Reed Levin, a lawyer, author and a radio personality, on a show he hosted. "So, instead of saying, 'wow, that's great, it's going to save a lot of lives, people are going to be protected and this will all thing will end faster ' …

Sep 23 07:17

CDC Issues Holiday Guidelines: Thanksgiving Dinner Is Out, But Trick-Or-Treating Is Okay

After its credibility took a major beating following its latest confusing shift in its guidance, the CDC has released guidelines for the holiday season that many Americans will likely find a little too cumbersome to manage.

The guidelines urge Americans to limit dinners to immediate family only; celebrations with larger groups of relatives - if they must be held - should be held outside. For most of the country east of the Mississippi, that might be difficult in the bitter December cold.

The agency also cautioned that virtual gatherings are 'risk free'.

Anybody hosting a celebratory gathering should take local restrictions into account.

Sep 23 07:16

Experts Worry As Leading COVID-19 Vaccines Adopt Trial Shortcuts In "Rush For Results"

As doubts about the FDA's credibility grow as the agency awaits the initial results from the frontrunner's "Phase 3" trials, the leading vaccine makers are working to further expedite the approval process by streamlining procedures to try and make a determination about whether their vaccine "works or not" within the next month or so.

The issue, as Bloomberg reports, is that the leading vaccine companies are shooting for low targets for the number of confirmed infections among the tens of thousands of patients they've recruited for their trials.

Sep 23 07:12

Administration Sued for Records Detailing U.S. Role on Behalf of Glyphosate-maker Bayer in Pressuring Thailand to Reverse Plan to Ban Pesticide

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the administration for public records detailing the U.S. government’s efforts on behalf of Bayer, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, to convince Thailand last year to reverse its planned ban of the cancer-linked chemical.

The lawsuit comes after documents previously obtained by the Center revealed evidence that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. trade officials worked closely with the pesticide and processed-food industries to pressure Thailand into scuttling its ban on glyphosate, which the World Health Organization’s cancer-research arm has listedas a probable carcinogen.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, seeks additional documents that administration officials have refused to release regarding their communications with representatives of Bayer and other corporations that stood to benefit from the reversal of the ban.

Sep 23 07:06

CDC guidelines urge families to avoid trick-or-treating this Halloween

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its guidance for celebrating Halloween amid the pandemic.

The CDC says many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, including COVID-19.

Sep 22 11:19

Scientists spot glowing, ultraviolet aurora around comet for 1st time in history

A new, in-depth analysis of data collected by the Rosetta spacecraft as it observed the Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) startled researchers, as they discovered a unique form of aurora, courtesy of a unique blend of solar weather and serendipity.

“I’ve been studying the Earth’s auroras for five decades,” said physicist Jim Burch of the Southwest Research Institute. “Finding auroras around 67P, which lacks a magnetic field, is surprising and fascinating.”

Sep 22 10:27

Now for the Real Killer: Lockdown Hunger

Long before the pandemic swept into her village in the rugged southeast of Afghanistan, Halima Bibi knew the gnawing fear of hunger. It was an omnipresent force, an unrelenting source of anxiety as she struggled to nourish her four children.

Her husband earned about $5 a day, hauling produce by wheelbarrow from a local market to surrounding homes. Most days, he brought home a loaf of bread, potatoes and beans for an evening meal.

But when the coronavirus arrived in March, taking the lives of her neighbors and shutting down the market, her husband’s earnings plunged to about $1 a day. Most evenings, he brought home only bread. Some nights, he returned with nothing.

Sep 22 10:26

Melbourne Police Surround & Arrest 2 Elderly Women Resting On Park Bench For 'COVID Violation'

"Victoria Police have lost all commonsense," one Australian eyewitness quipped upon posting a video showing police telling a 38-week pregnant woman she can't sit down due to coronavirus and social distancing enforcement measures.

It's one of many recent viral videos to come out of Australia's southeast state of Victoria, home to Melbourne, showing absurd "crackdowns" by police for alleged coronavirus policy violators. "As a pregnant woman I can't sit in the park?" the incredulous woman whose story was covered widely in local media asked the couple of officers who harassed her.

Apparently not... because COVID. “You can only be out of your house for one of four reasons,” the officer responded. “One of those would be exercise. Sitting in a park is not one of the four reasons.”

Sep 22 08:51

How CDC/WHO will fake the effects of the COVID vaccine to make it look like a success

Making a vaccine look like it’s a champion isn’t difficult for public health agencies. There are a number of strategies.

Of course, these fraudulent strategies would be serious crimes. But when has that stopped the CDC or the World Health Organization?

In no particular order—-

ONE: Rework the definition of a “COVID case.” Presently, the CDC absurdly allows doctors to diagnose a person with COVID who has a cough, or chills and fever, and lives in an area where cases are being claimed. No test necessary.

So change this practice, once the vaccine is approved. Demand testing for a diagnosis. State that cough alone is not enough. Chills and fever must also be present. Require fever to be above 100.

Sep 22 07:37

At least 5 space rocks headed towards Earth this week, as Japan extends its Hayabusa2 asteroid-hunter mission

In yet another cosmic barrage of boulders and debris, NASA is warning of at least five close asteroid flybys this week, just days after Japan’s space agency announced it would be extending its asteroid-hunter mission.

To kick things off, on September 21 the 10-meter and 16-meter 2020 RQ6 and 2020 SJ2 will shoot past the Earth at distances of 1.2 and 1.4 million kilometers respectively.

Before anyone can breathe a sigh of relief, however, three more Near-Earth Objects are expected to fly past on September 22.

Sep 22 07:36

What dreams are made of: Scientists discover true purpose of why we, and other animals, need to sleep

A team of scientists has discovered a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep, which takes place when humans reach roughly two-and-a-half years of age, switching from rapid growth to a permanent damage-control function.

Before this milestone, the brain grows very rapidly, making use of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep to build and strengthen synapses, the connections between neurons in our brains, as babies learn at an extraordinary rate.

Once the two-and-a-half-year threshold is passed, however, the researchers now say that sleep's primary function permanently switches to one of maintenance and repair.

All animals experience ongoing background brain damage as a simple consequence of being alive. This low-level degradation results in debris, in the form of damaged genes and proteins, which can accumulate over time and cause brain disease in later life.

Sep 22 07:34

Where’s Greta when you need her? NASA witnesses dramatic polar ice COLLAPSE on Mars

Climactic footage of Arctic ice plummeting into the sea has routinely shocked viewers in recent years. However, the phenomenon appears not to be confined to Earth, as NASA has captured evidence of Mars’ polar ice cap collapsing.

The US space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been spinning around the Red Planet since 2006. Its vantage point hundreds of kilometers above the surface allows it to witness dramatic natural processes unfolding below.

Sep 22 07:28

Photos: Paleontologists Uncover New, 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Species in China

Paleontologists digging in China have discovered a new, burrowing dinosaur species believed to have existed 125 million years ago.

The fossils were uncovered in a geological formation known as the Lujiatun Beds in Jinzhou, a city in the central-west Liaoning province of China. The Lujiatun Beds are the oldest layer of the larger Yixian Formation, which is known for its preserved fossils.

Sep 22 07:26

India COVID-19 tally surges past 5.4 million

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached unprecedented levels in India; the country now has the second highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States. Maharashtra remains the state with the highest number of cases where more than one million people have contracted the virus. Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh each with thousands of cases. Medics are struggling to cope up with the situation as around 100,000 new infections and over 1,000 deaths are reported daily.

India is now the second country in the world after the US with more than 5 million cumulative cases of coronavirus. With the cases rising rapidly every day India is expected to surpass the US within weeks. The country recorded 97,500 cases on September 11 and since then has added more than a million cases this month alone.

Sep 22 07:24

Hundreds of Spinosaurus teeth unearthed in ancient river bed that flowed through the Sahara Desert 100 million years ago suggests the giant predator had an aquatic lifestyle

A trove of more than a thousand dinosaur teeth in the Sahara Desert confirms that the largest carnivorous dinosaur on record spent most of its time in the water.

Larger than the Tyrannosaurus, the 50-foot, seven-ton Spinosaurus lived in North Africa some 95 to 100 million years ago.

With a limited fossil record to analyze, scientists have long believed it was a land dweller.

Sep 22 07:17


In London, UK over the weekend, thousands came out peacefully to protest medical fraud and the whacko BioSecurity State that is taking over the country there.

The demonstration was peaceful and orderly, but police managed to create a disturbance at the edges in order to justify arrests and calling it “violent.”

Here’s what the event looked like. You can research the media coverage on your own.

Sep 22 06:58

What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family

In 2015, my life fell apart.

The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had before. His school didn’t know how to handle it, so they started suspending him. By the time he was six, they had suspended him 70 times.

Jaylon wasn’t the only child struggling. Many other children in Flint were acting out too, and no one knew why.

Now we do: It was lead poisoning.

Sep 22 06:42

Scientists spot glowing, ultraviolet aurora around comet for 1st time in history

For the first time in history, scientists have spotted a glowing aurora on a comet, despite the lack of a magnetic field and a fully-formed atmosphere. The discovery will deepen our understanding of cosmic weather out in space.

Auroras are generated by ionized particles which we might recognize from the incredible aurora borealis and australis phenomena which take place near the Earth’s magnetic poles each year.

These aren’t exclusive to our world, however, as we have spotted some form of aurora on every planet, and on some moons, in our solar system apart from Mercury.

Sep 22 06:41

Shock: Dem Controlled House Panel Concludes Same As Trump On Coronavirus Blame

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is releasing a report regarding COVID and how it could have been prevented by both the Chinese Communist government as well as the world Health organization.

The 96-page report,obtained by The New York Post ahead of its planned Monday release says the Chinese Communist Party destroyed evidence and buried troubling data.

“It is beyond doubt that the CCP actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world,” reads the report, authored by Republican members of the Democrat-held committee.

Sep 22 06:26

Tucker Carlson says alleged Nashville coronavirus data 'cover-up,' other obfuscations 'unforgivable'

Tucker Carlson, the host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," on Thursday called an alleged cover-up in the Nashville mayor’s office over how many coronavirus cases are linked to bars and restaurants and other believed instances of politicians obfuscating about the data “unforgivable.”

FOX 17 in Nashville reported this week on emails between Democratic Mayor John Cooper’s office and the city's health department “that discussed the fact that only a very low number cases have been traced to bars and restaurants in the city.”

As of June 30, bars and restaurants had led to just 22 virus cases compared to more than 1,000 in nursing homes in Nashville, private data showed, according to Carlson.

“Numbers like these could be great news for the city of Nashville. Bars and restaurants have been suffering there for months under crushing COVID restrictions," he said.

Sep 22 06:23

Ice to see you: Saturn’s moon Enceladus spotted regenerating fresh coat of crystals in newly released PHOTOS

Thanks to enhanced imaging analysis techniques, researchers have discovered that the ice on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is fresh and regenerates, providing new insights into processes in our solar system.

Just a small shift in wavelength, from optical to infrared, reveals an astounding sight on the moon; glistening, fresh ice caps, which contrast with the pockmarked and scarred surface, riddled with chasms, gorges and other geographic blemishes.

A team led by Rozenn Robidel of the University of Nantes in France analyzed images, captured by the Cassini space probe during 23 close flybys, and found that some process keeps regenerating the ice across the lunar surface.

Despite the fact that the Cassini mission ended in September 2017, the data is still being pored over by experts, yielding startling, and beautiful, discoveries. Furthermore, when the team looked even closer at the data, they noticed that the ice itself was crystalline and not amorphous as they had expected.

Sep 22 06:23

Kennedy’s U.S.-Russia Joint Space Vision Must Be Revived

September 20th marked the anniversary of the last speech John F Kennedy delivered to the United Nations’ General Assembly. This event bears more relevance upon our present crisis than most people could possibly imagine. This is true not only because it is wise to pay homage to great ideas of the past which lesser souls allowed to slip away and get buried under the sands of time, but also because history provides many of the solutions to seemingly impossible problems in our own time.

During his short speech, Kennedy outlined the very same fundamental obstacles to survival faced by our own world 57 years later: The specter of nuclear annihilation looming overhead, poverty and the evils of colonialism staining humanity on earth, and the dominance of destructive modes of thinking which have prevented honest dialogue between the west and east who have so many common interests and yet have been blocked from acting upon them for want of creativity, understanding and faith.

Sep 22 06:21

Crazy College COVID Rules: Online-Only Student Who's Never On-Campus Suspended Indefinitely For Attending Party

The party was consistent with New York City's Phase 4 COVID-19 guidelines, which allow events of up to 50 people. Many attendees went mask-less, but Andy says he didn't stand in close proximity to anyone other than his roommates—who are also students—and they left after a short while.

But unbeknownst to Andy - whose name has been changed for this article to protect his privacy - someone at the party posted a video of the event on social media. Andy never saw this video, but he knows that he was visible in it. The video was reported to NYU administrators via the university's COVID-19 compliance system. On Sunday, August 23—a day after the party—NYU Director of Student Conduct Craig Jolley sent an email to Andy accusing him of "threatening the health and safety of the NYU Community."

By 5:00 p.m. on Monday, NYU had suspended him indefinitely:

To return to campus in 2021, Andy will need to write a reflection paper and beg for readmission.

Sep 22 06:18

House GOP Report Reveals Extent Of China COVID-19 Coverup; Slams WHO Director Tedros Over "Gross Mishandling"

Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee released their final report on how the CCP handled the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China - uncovering "even more disturbing evidence about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) coverup and WHO Director General Tedros’s gross mishandling of the virus that allowed it to turn into a deadly pandemic."

Sep 22 06:08

In Stunning Reversal, CDC Says It Published New Guidance On Risks Of 'Airborne' COVID-19 "In Error"

After publishing guidance warning about the serious risks of "airborne" infection associated with SARS-CoV-2, the CDC just seriously harmed its own credibility by acknowledging Monday that it had posted the new guidance "in error", following a pressure campaign from the WHO.

Scientists have been gathering evidence that the novel coronavirus plaguing the world spreads via aerosol particles practically since it first emerged, and back in July, a group of 200 scientists sent a letter to the WHO urging the international public health agency to change its guidance on the spread of the disease. The problem scientists argued is that the WHO hasn't updated its views to incorporate new research showing that aerosol spread is a much greater threat than touching contaminated surfaces, or via large droplets spread by close contact between individuals.

Yet, the WHO has refused these overtures, and this week it successfully convinced the CDC to do the same.

Sep 21 22:48

Flashback: You Can't Catch A Cold From Kissing, But You Can from Holding Hands, Says Expert

A recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by Otrivine found that 91% of Brits wrongly believe that you can catch a cold via kissing.

This has led to over half (57%) of Brits rejecting a kiss with a cold-suffering date, with women less likely to pucker up than men (70% vs 44%).

Commenting on the survey, Professor Ron Eccles, director the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University explained that the cold virus is spread through mucus, not saliva.

"The common cold virus travels in the mucus from the respiratory system, so unless you have a bad cough, and some of the respiratory mucus has made its way into your saliva, the cold virus will not be transmitted by kissing," he said.

Umm ... if someone is asymptomatic but tests Covid positive doesn't this mean they won't spread the virus when they speak because they're producing no mucus?

Sep 21 14:22

CDC says it mistakenly posted that coronavirus is airborne

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed an update on its website that stated coronavirus commonly spreads through the air, saying the post was shared by mistake.

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,” the organization wrote Monday.

“CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

The CDC has contended in the past that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through close contact between people.

In the erroneously shared update, which was release

Sep 21 14:20

CDC says it mistakenly posted that coronavirus is airborne

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed an update on its website that stated coronavirus commonly spreads through the air, saying the post was shared by mistake.

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,” the organization wrote Monday.

“CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

The CDC has contended in the past that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through close contact between people.

Sep 21 10:26

Dangerous “forever chemicals” found in at least 500 drinking water wells across California

Some 500 drinking water wells across California, which serve about nine million residents, are contaminated with toxic substances, dubbed “forever chemicals,” according to a recent report from The Big Wobble.

While that figure might appear small, research shows that contaminants in the water can accumulate inside bodies, interrupting important biological processes and triggering the onset of several chronic diseases.


The chemicals, identified as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of man-made chemicals manufactured to produce things like non-stick pans, grease-resistant paper and water-resistant clothing.

These chemicals are also notorious for their strong resistance to degradation, so much so that scientists estimate it could take millennia for these chemicals to break down, hence the moniker “forever chemicals.”

Sep 21 09:01

Second AstraZeneca volunteer reportedly suffers rare neurological condition, but UK company says it’s not related to vaccine

The first participant of the British trials – which are being conducted in conjunction with Oxford University – fell ill after receiving one dose of the experimental vaccine in July.

The female volunteer was later diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare inflammatory disease that affects the spinal cord, causing weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic nervous-system dysfunction. The company’s spokeswoman later told the media the volunteer had undiagnosed multiple sclerosis, and the trials resumed.

The second female recipient of the vaccine suffered complications after the follow-up dose in September. AstraZeneca didn’t confirm her diagnosis, but a source told the New York Times it was also transverse myelitis.

Sep 21 08:41

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: The Science Behind Why Face Masks Don’t Work. [Video]

Thanks to One America News, a new study from UCLA and Stanford University finds for the average 50-64-year-old, the chances of dying of Covid are one in 19.1 million, and the chances of contracting Covid are much lower than previously thought. People are vastly overestimating their chances of being infected and going to the hospital, especially here in America.

The average person in an average county has a one in 3,836 chance of contracting Covid and that’s without wearing a mask or doing any of the unscientific, high school science project of social distancing. Even the odds of being hospitalized are vanishingly small even in the “at risk” category. The chances of getting the virus and needing hospitalization are one in 852,000. These figures were from May, when the deaths were 16 times higher than they were last week.

Truth in Media’s Ben Swann released the following video titled “The science behind why face masks don’t work.“

Sep 21 08:26

Exposed: There’s a new federal court to handle all the expected COVID vaccine-injury claims

The simple truth is: the US government is anticipating many people will be filing claims for compensation, when their family members are harmed or killed by a new COVID vaccine.

Of course, the government isn’t coming right out and admitting that.

The press will tout the usual excuses for injury and death. “He died from COVID, not the vaccine.” “Well, there was just one bad batch of vaccines.” “Because COVID is such a dire situation, and we’re rushing to save lives, a few mistakes are inevitable.”


Sep 21 05:41

Archaeologists uncover 27 ancient wooden coffins buried for 2,500 years in Egypt in largest discovery of its kind

27 sarcophagi that were buried 2,500 years ago have been discovered in Egypt in what is believed to be the largest find of its kind.

Archaeologists working at the ancient Saqqara necropolis near Cairo uncovered the incredible collection.

Initially only 13 sarcophagi were found earlier this month, but further efforts have uncovered an extra 14, the BBC reports.

Sep 20 10:27

Covid death rates dropped as doctors rejected ventilators

Death rates among seriously ill Covid-19 patients dropped sharply as doctors rejected the use of mechanical ventilators, analysis has found.

The chances of dying in an intensive care unit (ICU) went from 43 per cent before the pandemic peaked to 34 per cent in the period after.

In a report yesterday, the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre said that no new drugs nor changes to clinical guidelines were introduced in that period that could account for the improvement. However, the use of mechanical ventilators fell dramatically.

Sep 20 06:28

AstraZeneca vaccine volunteer developed spinal inflammation & ‘rare neurological condition’ after two doses – report

A British participant in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial was diagnosed with a serious neurological disorder weeks after her second dose of the inoculation, an internal company document shows.

A previously healthy 37-year-old woman was hospitalized this month after receiving two injections of the pharmaceutical giant’s new vaccine, where it was determined she developed transverse myelitis, a rare neurological ailment caused by inflammation of the spine, according to an internal AstraZeneca safety report obtained by CNN.

Sep 20 06:19

Planetary defense: ESA awards €129 million contract to German satellite maker for ‘Hera’ ANTI-ASTEROID system

The European Space Agency has awarded a contract worth €129.4 million ($153.3 million) to German satellite manufacturer OHB to lead the development of the pioneering Hera planetary defense mission.

Hera, named after the Greek goddess of marriage amd family, is Europe’s addition to international asteroid defense systems. The contract covers Hera’s design, integration and testing — and OHB will take the helm of a team of companies from 17 ESA member states all aiming for an October 2024 launch.

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

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These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Sep 20 04:40

Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83

Robert W Gore, who invented Gore-Tex technology while working for his father's company in Maryland, US, has died aged 83.

Introduced in 1976, the fabric has protected countless walkers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts from wet weather, but is also found in numerous products.

A chemical engineer, Robert Gore became CEO of WL Gore & Associates.

He died on Thursday after a long illness, the company confirmed.

Sep 19 17:58

Dr Mike Yeadon: 'Government are using a Covid-19 test with undeclared false positive rates.'

The former scientific advisor at Pfizer, Dr Mike Yeadon, has reissued his challenge to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock regarding the coronavirus testing.

Speaking with Julia Hartley-Brewer, Dr Yeadon said the Government are "using a test with an undeclared false positive rate. That's dreadful.

"If you don't know what it is - shame on you."

Dr Mike Yeadon wants those who have tested positive for coronavirus to be tested again to eliminate the possibility of the test being a false positive.

Sep 19 12:59

Sweden is ‘getting on with life’ as herd immunity is paying dividends

Sweden “ripped the band aid off” with coronavirus and now the entire country is getting on with life after recording a tiny proportion of positive tests indicating “they’ve hit herd immunity,” according to Sky News host James Morrow.

The proportion of positive tests of the entire test load now sits at 1.3 per cent, significantly lower than the country’s previous rate of 19 per cent.

Mr Morrow said in terms of deaths per million people, Sweden continues to drop “further down the league tables below all these other nations which sneered at Sweden”.

“It looks like they ripped the band aid off and they’re getting on with life,” he said.

Sep 19 12:37

THIRD of UK Covid victims in July and August 'died from OTHER causes' - including cancer or being hit by a car - Oxford University scientists reveal

The study shows that people who may have died from cancer or who were run over and killed, but who had tested positive for coronavirus, were included among the virus deaths even though it did not kill them.

Figures revealed in The Telegraph state that approximately one in 13 people who were said to have died from coronavirus during the whole pandemic did not die primarily from the disease.

This means that 7.8 per cent (3,877) of those listed as Covid-19 deaths by the Government did not die due to the virus being the primary cause.

Sep 19 11:16

Another biased study exposed: Transgender operations don’t improve mental health after all

A Swedish study that found people who claim to be transgender can gain mental health benefits by getting so-called gender-affirming surgeries has now been corrected after questions arose about its methods.

The original study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in October 2019 under the title “Reduction in mental health treatment utilization among transgender individuals after gender-affirming surgeries: a total population study.”

The journal received letters to the editor from 12 authors, which led to a reanalysis of the data used and a corrected conclusion that there were actually no improvements after surgical treatment after all.

Sep 19 07:05

Sweden Parties While We Suck CO2

The Swedish alt media has grown too powerful for TPTB and the criminal ghettos are too many and it would be impossible for the feminist Swedish police to enforce any lockdown here and then the whole world would be shocked to see Sweden and perhaps learn from Sweden - so TPTB didn't dare to touch us at all I believe...

Imagine the other week when Danish (!) people came to a Swedish Muslim ghetto and burned the Koran in Malmo. Reaction from Muslims? "We will enslave the jews..." - the Muslims were singing songs against the jews... It's true that these Muslims have understood more now than before and they (quite rightfully) blame things on the Swedish crypto jews after the Aschberg (Mossad) murdered Bechir Rabani.

Sep 19 07:03

Kirill Dmitriev: Questions on Sputnik V Vaccine Answered, Critics need to Look for Plank in Own Eyes

Since the launch on August 11 of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Gamaleya Center scientists, Russia has seen immense interest and expressions of hope from many countries and has received requests for 1 billion doses of the vaccine.

However, it has also faced criticism and questions from some Western countries and companies, especially those developing their own vaccines—often based on technologies yet to be proven for safety and efficacy, such as mRNA or monkey adenoviral vector-based platforms. Following the publication of the results of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials of Sputnik V in The Lancet, we would like to summarize answers to these questions and ask some of our own.

Sep 19 06:59

Victoria police could arrest people who ‘MIGHT’ breach Covid lockdown under proposed bill

A proposal allowing police to preemptively lock up those they believe “might” violate coronavirus lockdown measures has gone before the Victoria state parliament, with many fearing it opens the door to unprecedented abuses.

If passed, the law would allow police to indefinitely detain any Victoria resident who either tests positive for Covid-19 or is a close contact of someone who has, as long as the officer believes they are “likely to refuse or fail to comply” with quarantine regulations. The state’s parliament began hearings on Thursday but has not issued a public decision as of Friday.

Sep 19 06:56

Are Western attacks on the Russian Covid-19 vaccine a corporate cold war against humanity?

Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against Covid-19, has been under relentless attacks by Western corporate media. Instead of rallying behind a potentially life-saving shot, some are willing to put the whole of humanity at stake.

Above all, there are two essential principles that regulate the survival of mankind. One is the ontogenetic, related to the survival of the individual, the other is the phylogenetic – connected to the survival of the species. The supreme dialectic of it being that, for the human race to survive, we the individuals have to secure our existence, to strive to keep healthy, to be. The only possible way for future generations to be born and exist is to carry on with that atavism.

A nuclear war using the current nuclear weapons can obliterate most of the human populations. And there are still 35 million tons of uranium left to mine – the equivalent to ten billion Hiroshima bombs. More than enough to wipe Earth clean of human life.

Sep 19 06:34

Donald Trump promises enough vaccines for every American to have one by April - even though NONE have been approved yet

President Donald Trump said at the White House Friday that the administration anticipates having enough coronavirus vaccine for the entire country by April – even though no companies have yet announced that they have one that has withstood clinical trials.

Trump's comment comes after saying earlier this week that there may be a vaccine available 'a matter of weeks.'

On Friday, he used a different metric: when there would be enough vaccine on a mass scale to provide to the nation.

Sep 19 06:33

Joseph Mercola Shows That A Global Uprising Against Medical Dictatorship Is Underway

After six months of intermittent or in some cases near-continuous lockdowns, many have reached their limit and uprisings are finally emerging around the world. The last week of August 2020 saw gatherings of tens of thousands of individuals in Berlin,1 London2 and Dublin,3 protesting stay-at-home orders, business closures, mask and vaccine mandates and Bill Gates’ dictatorial grip on public health matters.

In the U.S., a protest took place August 30, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts, against a new student flu vaccination mandate,4 and in Virginia, protesters gathered September 2 in opposition of unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.5

Sep 19 06:32

War On Religion: Pelosi Says Church Should Close For Corona But Defends BLM Protests

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, doesn’t think churches should open until it is “scientifically safe” to do so.

Pelosi was asked at a Friday press conference to respond to Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone’s recent article urging California leaders to consider reopening churches. Despite her own violation of the COVID-19 government lockdown orders in San Francisco by booking and attending an illegal indoor hair appointment, Pelosi stated that going to in-person church services might be ” jeopardizing people’s health.”

“I don’t know if he was speaking as our pastor or as a lobbyist or advocate, but whatever it is, I’m sure that he must have meant if it is scientifically safe rather than jeopardizing people’s health if they want to go to church,” she explained.

Sep 19 06:27

Too many Americans with insurance are being denied coverage

While the debate over healthcare reform has focused on getting more Americans covered by health insurance, Americans who already pay for insurance have been facing their own crisis. According to a recent consumer survey, the health of as many as 53 million insured Americans may be in jeopardy from insurance companies that refuse to cover treatments for chronic or persistent illnesses.

Sep 19 06:26

Study: Insurance Companies Are Rejecting Doctor’s Orders To Save Money

A recently released study confirms what many sick Americans already are experiencing: health insurance companies are rejecting doctor’s orders to save money and are potentially harming patient health in the process.

Wait, this is a thing?

Somehow, insurance companies are getting away with having these outrageous policies, and people often are unaware of these common practices until they face a devastating denial that prevents them from getting the treatment they need.

Despite sky-high premiums that relentlessly rise every year, we’re learning that insurance companies are blockading access to health care for their policyholders more than ever.

Sep 18 17:01


The HighWire Host Del Bigtree delivers a dire warning to the members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), highlighting the devastating reasons no vaccine like the Covid Vaccine candidates has ever been approved for human use.

Sep 18 10:44

Belgian Medical Profession Demands a Halt to Covid Pandemic Propaganda

It has been apparent from the beginning that Covid-19 was being used for agendas unrelated to public health. Big Pharma and its associates—WHO, CDC, NIH—used social media and the presstitutes to control the explanations given to the public and to censor dissenting medical professionals.

More people died from being denied successful and completely safe treatment by hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin and from ventilators than from the virus itself. Public health and the economy were sacrificed in order to create chaos and fear that would make possible mass vaccination and billions of dollars in profit for Big Pharma. Democrats and the presstitutes used Covid against Trump by ridiculing his recommendation of the HCQ safe and effective treatment and ridiculing his attempts to reopen the economy, which never needed to be closed.

Read the report from the Belgian medical profession. Here are some excerpts to whet your appetite:

Sep 18 08:42

Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month as official data reveals August was the LEAST deadly month since 2000

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows Covid-19 accounted for a mere 1.4 per cent of all deaths last month - just 482 out of 34,000.

Sep 18 07:57

Up to 90 per cent of people diagnosed with coronavirus may not be carrying enough of it to infect anyone else, study finds as experts say tests are too sensitive

Health experts say PCR testing - the most widely used diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the US - are too sensitive and need to be adjusted to rule out people who have insignificant amounts of the virus in their systems because they're likely not contagious.

Today the PCR test, which provides a yes or no answer if a patient is infected, doesn't say how much of the virus a patient has in their body.

PCR tests analyze genetic matter from the virus in cycles and today's tests typically take 37 or 40 cycles, but experts say this is too high because it detects very small amounts of the virus that don't pose a risk.

Experts say 37 - 40 cycles is too much. The NHS is using 45 cycles... it any wonder there's a casedemic in the UK?

Sep 18 05:58

EXCLUSIVE: Covid Vaccine Patent Warned of Deliberate Coronavirus Release

Sep 18 05:48

Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency

I’ve been covering the decision in the Pennsylvania COVID case and the court filing in Ohio. They give us the templates for potential victories in other states and countries.

In Pennsylvania (ruling), a federal judge just ruled that Governor Wolf’s COVID containment measures are unconstitutional. The judge went further. NO emergency cancels the Constitution. There is a line that cannot be crossed. The right to assemble, to have freedom of movement, to earn a living—they can’t be wiped off the board by lockdowns for ANY reason.

This is, indeed, a heroic ruling. It affirms the unmistakable rays of light emanating from the basis of the American Republic.

Sep 18 05:47

To Trump aides: you have no idea how deep the CDC scandals go

Trump aides and CDC loyalists are at war over the CDC’s handling of COVID reports. Charges; counter-charges. [1]

A core issue is the veracity of CDC weekly updates on case and death numbers.

These are included in the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).” [2] This is a long-standing, highly regarded, and widely referenced CDC publication.

Medical professionals (who aren’t known for their ability to think straight) rely on these CDC numbers.

Now that Trump aides are taking issue with the MMWR, defenders are circling the wagons. One such defender called the MMWR “the holy of holies.” [3]

So I had to write this article.

Sep 18 05:46

Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

In Arizona’s most populated region, the coronavirus is so ubiquitous that contact tracers have been unable to reach a fraction of those infected.

In Austin, Texas, the story is much the same. Just as it is in North Carolina, where the state’s health secretary recently told state lawmakers that its tracking program was hiring outside workers to keep up with a steady rise in cases, as a number of other states have done.

Cities in Florida, another state where Covid-19 cases are surging, have largely given up on tracking cases. Things are equally dismal in California. And in New York City’s tracing program, workers complained of crippling communication and training problems.

Sep 18 05:33

Government could use emergency powers to give the public an UNLICENSED vaccine - with midwives and soldiers trained up to administer it

The government could use emergency powers to vaccinate the public against Covid-19, it was revealed last night.

Ministers would utilise regulations to bypass EU laws if a vaccine becomes available prior to the end of the Brexit transition agreement on December 31, as reported by the i.

Even if a possible vaccine has not been passed by the European medicines watchdog the government will push to use it due to the threat the pandemic poses.

Sep 18 05:32

Downing Street is forced to deny claims it is planning for a nationwide two-week lockdown - as academic 'clarifies' Tweet that said Prof Chris Whitty was calling for the move

Downing Street last night insisted the Government is not preparing to impose a new two-week lockdown on the entire country.

Officials were forced to deny claims the chief medical officer has been pushing for short, sharp nationwide restrictions to tackle the rise in infections.

Professor Anthony Costello, a former director at the World Health Organisation, tweeted: 'I'm hearing from a well-connected person that government now thinks, in absence of testing, there are 38,000 infections per day.

Sep 17 15:34

New drug could cure nearly any viral infection

Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola.

Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection.

Sep 17 14:15

Why Speaking English May Spread More Coronavirus Than Other Languages - Forbes

Alison Escalante

New research suggests that English speakers put more droplets into the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19. Since the novel coronavirus is spread by droplets, how spitty a language is may contribute to different rates of the disease. It all comes down to something called aspirated consonants, the sounds we make that spray more droplets of saliva into the air.

NOTE: Straight from the Department of "You Can Not Make This Bovine Excrement Up"!

Sep 17 13:32

Injectable Biochip for SARS-CoV-2 Detection Near FDA Approval

The Silicon Valley company, Profusa,1 in partnership with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),2 has created an injectable biosensor capable of detecting the presence of an infection in your body.3

In early August 2019, months before COVID-19 became a household word, DARPA granted Profusa additional funding “to develop an early identification system to detect disease outbreaks, biological attacks and pandemics up to three weeks earlier than current methods.”4

Sep 17 12:45

Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

For the current study, the researchers looked at 52 randomized controlled trials that compared the effects of vitamin D supplementation to those of a placebo or no treatment. About 7,450 participants were included in the studies.

Results showed that vitamin D supplementation reduced cancer death risk by 16 percent. The finding was particular to cancer-related death as all-cause mortality risk remained virtually unchanged after supplementation.

The researchers added that the reduced risk of cancer death was best observed among participants who took supplements of vitamin D3 — what the human body produces naturally upon exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 is also found in animal-based foods such as egg yolk and fish oil.

They recommended taking vitamin D3 supplements for at least three years to reap its benefit.

Sep 17 12:44

Quantum dot tattoos from Bill Gates to be invisibly embedded inside coronavirus vaccines

Those who line up to get injected with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines this fall can expect to have their entire vaccination history permanently stored on some government server somewhere, thanks to the invisible quantum dot tattoos that Bill Gates is ensuring will be quietly embedded within them.

A special dye containing nanocrystal quantum dots has reportedly been funded by Gates for inclusion into the jabs, emitting near-infrared light that can be detected using a specially equipped smartphone.

These quantum dots can supposedly persist for five years under the skin, which presumably has to be replaced with a new injection for another five years of stored vaccination history.

Sep 17 11:49

They aren’t “free” – If you get vaccinated for COVID-19 and develop serious injury or illness, YOU have to pay all your medical bills yourself

American taxpayers will be footing the bill for President Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, as new reports indicate that the jabs are slated to become “free” for everyone who lives in the United States.

Because most Americans are skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the chemical injections, the federal government’s plan is to subsidize them with taxpayer dollars to make them more appealing to those who are otherwise planning to reject them.

The Department of Defense (DOD) and various federal health agencies have put together a “playbook” for states and local municipalities to follow in gradually rolling out Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines once they become available.

The Pentagon is also involved in the process, though reports indicate that “civilian health workers” will be tasked with administering the shots, first to the elderly and vulnerable, followed by everyone else.

Sep 17 10:59

Tyranny Down Under: From Blue Shirts To Brown

On Saturday 5th of September a national day of protest occurred in cities around Australia against the unnecessary and draconian lockdowns that have been occurring across the country and which are still occurring in Victoria. Similar protests have occurred in cities around the world, most especially in Europe.

These protests are a legitimate and rational response to despotic and often unconstitutional laws that unscientifically characterize every member of society as a bio-security risk to everyone else. They are also a protest against law enforcement bureaucracies that identify responsible, civic-minded citizens as criminals if they dare to question such laws or even worse, step out of their homes in defiance of the lockdown to register their dissent.

Sep 17 10:30

Life on Mars: The story of meteorite ALH84001

NASA geochemists Chris Romanek and Everett Gibson studied unusual orange grains inside the meteorite, made of carbonate. On Earth, rocks containing carbonate commonly form in water, for example when shells and skeletons from marine creatures accumulate and fossilise.

Their results suggested that these Martian carbonates were deposited in the rock after carbon dioxide, dissolved in liquid water, flowed into tiny cracks. Today’s Mars has an average temperature of -60°C; ALH84001 pointed to a far more hospitable past. And that wasn’t all.

The pair also saw microscopic shapes near the carbonate grains: worms and sausages that looked just like Earth bacteria, except much smaller. It was the start of a crazy idea. Could water flowing into the rock have carried not just carbonates, but tiny Martian microbes?

Sep 17 10:28

Thousands of North Carolina residents incorrectly told they had coronavirus

Thousands of North Carolina residents were recently told they had positive coronavirus tests, but it was a mistake.

More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website.

“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19," the statement on the county website said.

Sep 17 10:22

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Test Subjects Stricken With Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Spinal Cord Disorder

The participant who triggered a global shutdown of AstraZeneca’s Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trials was a woman in the United Kingdom who experienced neurological symptoms consistent with a rare but serious spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse myelitis, the drug maker’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said during a private conference call with investors on Wednesday morning.

The woman’s diagnosis has not been confirmed yet, but she is improving and will likely be discharged from the hospital as early as Wednesday, Soriot said.

The board tasked with overseeing the data and safety components of the AstraZeneca clinical trials confirmed that the participant was injected with the company’s Covid-19 vaccine and not a placebo, Soriot said on the conference call, which was set up by the investment bank J.P. Morgan.

Sep 17 10:19

"If masks don't work, then why do surgeons wear them?"

A response to people who use the classic fallacious argument, "Well, if masks don't work, then why do surgeons wear them?"

I'm a surgeon that has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures wearing a surgical mask. However, that fact alone doesn't really qualify me as an expert on the matter. More importantly, I am a former editor of a medical journal. I know how to read the medical literature, distinguish good science from bad, and fact from fiction. Believe me, the medical literature is filled with bad fiction masquerading as medical science. It is very easy to be deceived by bad science.

Since the beginning of the pandemic I've read hundreds of studies on the science of medical masks. Based on extensive review and analysis, there is no question in my mind that healthy people should not be wearing surgical or cloth masks. Nor should we be recommending universal masking of all members of the population.