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An army of Big Biotech companies is using psych tactics to 'create vaccine demand'

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A new 'Vaccination Demand Observatory' is using surveillance, bots, and 'behavior change' mass marketing schemes to press reluctant people into getting the shots

The U.S. is awash in a surplus of coronavirus vaccines as there has been a sudden in drop in demand for them; most Americans who want the shots have had them. Now an army of Big Biotech's agencies set up to address "vaccine hesitancy" are turning up their mass marketing to "create demand" using surveillance, rapid data analysis, media control, and host of behavior control strategies they've outlined in their playbooks.

Demand plummets


About 40% of the total adult population has been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Uptake plummeted 25% after a peak in mid-April, and 56.4% of adults have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

But five million people - about eight per cent of those who took a first dose of the shot - failed to show up for their second dose appointments, according to the CDC.

As a result, excess vaccine stock has been piling up across the country. Chairs sat empty at a Philadelphia mass vaccination site where 4,000 unused doses of vaccines were due to expire. A million doses, representing one out of every four sent to Louisiana by the federal government, were sitting on shelves. One Wyoming county asked the state to stop shipping vaccines because it had a surplus of 20,000 shots; North Carolina closed its vaccination clinics for lack of demand.

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Black Cat

How White Helmet's Mayday 'cashbox' profited from the Syrian regime change op and ripped off EU taxpayers

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© AFP 2021 / Amer Almohibany
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, take a selfie with their certificates after taking part in a training session in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area, east of the capital Damascus, on November 22, 2016
Being aware of fraud allegations against the White Helmets' international cashbox, the Mayday Rescue Foundation, the Dutch government opted to keep it on the hush-hush, the newspaper de Volkskrant reported on 7 May. What's behind the supposed cover-up attempt and what else are European governments hiding?

The Mayday Rescue Foundation was registered in the Netherlands in 2014 as a not-for-profit entity by James Le Mesurier, a former British Army officer. Since its inception, Mayday has provided support to the Syria Civil Defence, commonly known as the White Helmets, a controversial group acting under the guise of a "humanitarian" organisation in the jihadist-held areas of Syria.

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Wolf

Fauci claims there's 'no doubt' US has 'UNDERCOUNTED' its Covid-19 deaths

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is shown testifying to Congress in April.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, health adviser turned celebrity by the Covid-19 pandemic, has suggested that the virus is even more deadly than reported, saying the US has "undercounted" its world-leading death toll.

"I think there's no doubt that we are and have been undercounting," Fauci said on Sunday during NBC's 'Meet the Press' program. Asked by host Chuck Todd about a University of Washington study which said there were more than 900,000 US Covid-19 deaths, exceeding the official count of 581,000, the doctor replied, "That's a bit more than I would have thought the undercounting was, but sometimes the models are right on line, sometimes they're a bit off."

Todd joined Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, in hyping the death toll. He said the Washington estimate was "almost double what we were able to track," although it was only about 55% higher than the reported total.

Comment: This is the same Fauci who baselessly claimed two masks were better than one. Were his newest claim true, there'd be numerous other corollary data to back it up, such as through hospital admissions or total excess death numbers. However, as has become the norm during this manufactured crisis, the claims are, more often than not, unsupported by the facts: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal #34: Covid By Numbers


Eye 2

The demonization begins: In Canada, NDP leader accuses anti-maskers, lockdown protests of having links to far-right ideology

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People protest against mandatory mask laws in Saskatoon on March 20, 2021
Singh's comments came as rallies against COVID-19 health orders are being staged across the country while many provinces battle a deadly third wave

Online conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and protests against public health orders are helping to spread dangerous ideas laden with racism and bigotry, says a network monitoring hate groups in Canada.

The executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network said since last year people espousing hateful beliefs have linked themselves to conspiracy and anti-lockdown movements around the novel coronavirus.

"We have two pandemics: We have the actual pandemic and then we have this pandemic of hate," Evan Balgord said.

Comment: The tyrannical leftist loons should be watching their backs. It takes a long time to rile up the average Canadian, but look out when it finally happens.


X

Kremlin: Russia had absolutely nothing to do with Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, despite Biden's claims to contrary

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Colonial Pipeline's Dorsey Junction Station in Woodbine, Maryland, U.S. May 10, 2021.
One day after US President Joe Biden said that Russia has "some responsibility" for the ransomware attack that crippled America's Colonial Pipeline, the Kremlin has firmly denied Moscow had anything to do with the incident.

On May 7, the IT systems of the pipeline's vital infrastructure, which transits fuel between the Gulf Coast and the New York Harbor area, were attacked with ransomware, causing Colonial to temporarily suspend all operations.

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has blamed DarkSide, a cybercriminal group that has hacked numerous companies. Ransomware is a form of software that encrypts a victim's files, holding them hostage until a ransom is paid.

Comment: Is this a test run? Hopefully there will be more (and accurate) data forthcoming.

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Briefcase

Ukrainian opposition leader Medvedchuk to face prosecution for 'treason' as Kiev's security services begin manhunt

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Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk
Security forces in Ukraine have begun searching for Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the country's largest opposition party, after state prosecutors announced their intention to bring charges against him for alleged high treason.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova wrote on Facebook that she had "signed charges against two People's Deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament." She claimed that the decision came after lengthy investigations, and sufficient evidence had been collected to charge Medvedchuk with both treason and attempted theft of "national resources in Ukrainian Crimea [sic]."

It is believed that the case relates in part to Medvedchuk's business interests in Russia, and Venediktova told her followers that they could conclude from the decision to prosecute that "you cannot consider Crimea to be part of another state." However, the official added, a search of Medvedchuk's house by the SBU, Ukraine's successor to the Soviet-era KGB security agency, failed to find the politician and his whereabouts are now unknown. Venediktova added that its officers are now taking "appropriate measures" to try to detain him.

In a response posted by the politician's press service later on Tuesday, his allies said that the decision to target him was unjust and insisted that a court should rule before action is taken.

Arrow Up

Biden HHS reverses Trump-era policy limiting transgender health rights

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Biden Administration Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine
The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced that it will protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in health care, reversing a Trump-era policy.

The HHS' Office for Civil Rights said it would interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in covered health programs or activities.

The move affirms that federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in health care also protect gay and transgender people. The Trump administration had defined "sex" to mean gender assigned at birth, thereby excluding transgender people from the law's umbrella of protection.

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Trump finalizes rule defining gender as a person's biological sex


Star of David

Israel bombs 130 Gaza targets in retaliation for 200 Hamas rockets, after Jerusalem police attack worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque

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Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, May 10, 2021
The Israeli military has conducted dozens of deadly strikes across Gaza, after Hamas launched a barrage of rockets, itself accusing Israeli authorities of violently suppressing Palestinian worshipers on a major night of Ramadan.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shared footage of some of the airstrikes early on Tuesday morning, claiming to have hit 130 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza overnight, including 15 militants, a Hamas "intelligence facility," as well as several rocket launchers, military outposts, underground "attack tunnels," and a weapons manufacturing site.

While the military said it took precautions to avoid harm to civilians during the air raids, the Gaza Health Ministry reported 20 civilian deaths in the bombing late on Monday night, among them nine children, in addition to 95 wounded.

Comment: The clueless IDF are crowing about the destruction they are raining down on Gaza, with nary a care for the condemnation of the civilized world. Of course, every target is, of course, a Hamas installation. They told you so.
A video of the Israeli military's retaliatory strikes on Gaza targets has been published on the Israel Defence Forces (IDF)'s Twitter page.

The 16-second satellite footage came as the IDF tweeted that they had attacked 130 "terrorist targets" in Gaza, killing at least 15 "Hamas operatives" in response to the Palestinian militant group's rocket attacks against Israel. Israel views Hamas as a terrorist organisation.


Later, the military wing of Hamas, the Al-Qassam Brigades, gave Israel two more hours to pull its soldiers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque area, threatening to retaliate.

The EU subsequently urged the parties to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to immediately stop the outbreak of violence in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, and called the rocket attacks on the civilian population unacceptable, according to a European External Action Service (EEAS) statement.

"The significant upsurge in violence in the [...] West Bank, including in East Jerusalem as well as in and around Gaza needs to stop immediately. The firing of rockets from Gaza against civilian populations in Israel is totally unacceptable and feeds escalatory dynamics", the statement pointed out.

Violence escalated after some Palestinians claimed the police have tried to prevent them from holding their usual Ramadan evening gatherings outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, close to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. On Monday, Palestinian protesters hurled stones at Israeli law enforcement officers, forcing them to resort to tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades.
Netanyahu seized upon events to bolster his faltering political career, stepping into the role of strongman.
Tel Aviv will ramp up its airstrikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned, as Israel and Hamas exchanged fire in the aftermath of violent clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Israel will continue and increase its assault, Netanyahu said in a video address on Tuesday.

Over the past two days, the region has seen a serious outbreak of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian enclave, which is controlled by the Islamist Hamas group. The militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, while Tel Aviv launched airstrikes against Hamas targets.

While most of the Palestinian rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome, a system designed to stop short-range rockets, some got through the air defenses. At least two people were killed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, with more than 30 injured across southern Israel.

According to the Gaza health authorities, Israel's strikes on the enclave killed at least 26, including nine children, while more than 120 were injured. Israel disputed those numbers, insisting that it killed some 15 Hamas fighters, including some high-profile militants.

The cross-border exchange of fire follows Palestinian protests in Jerusalem that have been ongoing for days. The recent unrest was prompted by Israeli plans to forcibly evict several Palestinian families from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, part of the occupied Palestinian territories, in order for settlers to move in.

The protests came at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when thousands of pilgrims had flocked to Jerusalem to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Harsh Israeli security measures prompted allegations that Tel Aviv was preventing Muslims from praying, which further fueled the unrest. The protests in Jerusalem's Old City invoked a heavy-handed response from the Israeli police, who even stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, driving back the Palestinians with stun grenades and a hail of rubber bullets.




Bad Guys

Former ambassador Craig Murray jailed for blogposts in Salmond case that revealed machinations of establishment in Scotland

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Former diplomat Craig Murray
The former British diplomat argued the contempt of court charges against him undermine the right to free speech, are unduly broad in their scope, and are a form of politically motivated retaliation, following his outspoken criticism of the prosecution of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

The High Court in Edinburgh has jailed former British diplomat-turned-whistleblower Craig Murray for eight months for contempt of court.

The charge related to Murray's alleged "jigsaw" identification of the identities of protected witnesses in the trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

But Murray will remain free for three weeks while his lawyers submit an appeal against his conviction.

Comment: It would appear that Murray has made himself a target of the establishment for his support for Julian Assange, as well as his part in exposing the machinations of those in power in Scotland: Salmond inquiry: Scotland's former First Minister details 'malicious plan' launched against him by current FM's husband & former SNP allies


Cult

Leading Russiagate conspiracy theorist appointed to key national security role at Biden's Department of Justice

Susan Hennessey
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Susan Hennessey, a former Obama-Biden administration lawyer who turned to promoting the Russiagate conspiracy theory during Donald Trump's presidential term, has finally found her landing spot on President Joe Biden's team.

Hennessey announced the move herself after seemingly scrubbing her Twitter account of Russiagate tweets, saying on Monday that she's "honored to be joining the extraordinary team at the Department of Justice (DOJ)." In fact, she will be senior counsel in the DOJ's National Security Division.


Comment: This is probably her award from the Deep State for her Anti-Trump activism and as one of the loudest Russiagate propagators.

Obedient brainless puppets like her are always used by PTB so they can keep up the illusion and stoke fear among population that Russia is the biggest threat to the "glorious US democracy" .

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