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2020 not enough? WHO envoy predicts third wave of Covid-19 in Europe next year

Merci poster
© AFP/Damien Meyer
Poster in Rennes, France • November 2, 2020
With Europe already suffering a second wave of coronavirus infections, World Health Organization envoy David Nabarro has warned that the region could see another spike in infections next year.

In an interview on Saturday with Swiss newspaper Solothurner Zeitung, Nabarro said that European governments failed to build up the "necessary infrastructure" to keep the virus under control after the first wave of infections this spring. "Now we have the second wave. If they don't build the necessary infrastructure, we'll have a third wave early next year."

Infections are once again surging throughout Europe, after a lull this summer. France and Germany recorded some 33,000 new cases combined on Saturday, while the UK reported nearly 20,000 cases on the same day, and Spain announced more than 15,000 on Friday. Deaths remain proportionally lower throughout Europe than during the first wave, however.

Despite Nabarro's stark prediction, the WHO has cautioned against responding too heavy-handedly to the pandemic. In a briefing on Thursday, the organization's European director, Hans Kluge, called for "systematic and general mask-wearing" and "strict controls on social gatherings," but described national lockdowns as a "last resort" policy.

Comment: Since when does 'infrastructure' control a virus?


Blue Pill

Video Shows Adults Leading 4-Year-Old Toddler To Stage, Prompting Child To Announce New Sexual Identity As A Girl

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© Screenshot, Twitter
'A clip from a new HBO documentary showed adults accompanying a 4-year-old biological boy to announce his preferred sexual identity as a girl.

The clip showed a child dressed in a rainbow skirt being led to a stage at a ceremony celebrating LGBTQ persons. The child is handed a microphone as the child's mother announces, "This is Phoenix." The child then turned to the mother and said, "I'm a little shy."

"You're a little shy? Do you want to tell everybody if you're a boy or a girl?" the mother asked.

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Light Saber

Now is the time for Americans to rebel against lockdowns, mask laws and forced vaccination

new symbol of tyrrany
With the presidential election highly contested and the mainstream media hyping the rising infection numbers, the public is now facing important questions regarding the future of the pandemic response. Some states have decided to unilaterally introduce "executive orders" to restrict citizen movements, business openings and public activities.

Anthony Fauci is on the news constantly, calling for families to cancel Thanksgiving and Christmas and telling Americans to just "do what we are told". The media is generally trying to drum up fear in the minds of the populace and paint images of plague and death everywhere. If Biden does actually end up in the White House, a federalized and national high level lockdown is on the table starting in January.

In April of this year I published an article titled 'Waves Of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny And The Cashless Society', which outlined a social engineering model put forward by globalists at MIT and the Imperial College of London which I called "wave theory". The model essentially works like this:

Governments must use the pandemic as a rationale for "waves" of restrictive lockdowns, followed by controlled re-openings of the economy and of normal human activity. Globalists claim that this will "slow" the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. However, they also openly admit that these cycles of closures and openings have other uses.

Bizarro Earth

UN World Food Program warns of "famines of biblical proportions in 2021" as some Americans wait 12 hours for food

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The UN World Food Program was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, and the head of that agency is warning of the potential for absolutely devastating famines around the globe in 2021. The COVID-19 lockdowns that were instituted all over the world this year created tremendous hardship in many wealthy countries, but in poorer nations the economic devastation has created alarming waves of hunger. There was hope that things would get better when lockdowns were being lifted, but now a new round of lockdowns is being imposed, and many experts are warning about what this could mean for those living in deep poverty.

David Beasley was absolutely thrilled when his agency was given the Nobel Peace Prize, because all of the attention has given him more opportunities to ask for money. Because without a massive influx of money, he says that we are going to see "famines of biblical proportions in 2021"...
The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars "we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021."

Bullseye

Corona fascism - the 'war on free speech and dissent'

Fascism
© Photo illustration by Slate,Photo by Devon Yu/Thinkstock
In April, The House published an article from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, detailing the dangers of public misinformation around Covid19. "Misinformation in the coronavirus crisis is putting lives at risk..." it blared, stating:
The volume of inaccurate information circulating around the Covid-19 outbreak has prompted a global 'infodemic'.

Widespread misinformation has included proposed underlying causes of the virus (such as 5G radio waves), conspiracies around the actions of public bodies and unverified treatments and preventative measures.

An Ofcom survey of over 2,000 people found that, within the first week of the 'stay at home' measures, 46% encountered false or misleading information. Within this group, 66% reported that they were seeing Covid-19 misinformation at least once a day and 55% said that they did nothing about it. (emphasis added.)
They go on to analyse where the "misinformation" is coming from noting:
The Reuters Institute of Journalism and Oxford University recently analysed 225 items of Covid-19 misinformation and found that 88% appeared on social media. (Emphasis added)

Vader

'Appalling cost' of American war of imperialism in Afghanistan revealed as 26,000 children killed or wounded since 2005

afghan child killed
© Jim Huylebroek/Save The Children
Shogofa, 9, was critically wounded in a rocket attack on her home
More than 26,000 children have been killed or injured in Afghanistan since 2005 - an average of five youngsters every day, a charity has found.

Save The Children said the statistics highlight the "appalling cost of the decades-long conflict on children" in the country.

The charity warned Afghanistan is "one of the most dangerous countries for children in the world" and urged the UK to endorse a political declaration on "avoiding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas".

A nine-year-old girl called Shogofa was critically wounded and three of her siblings were killed in a rocket attack on her home in Fayrab province.

Vader

Pennsylvania issues stay-at-home advisory and temporarily suspends alcohol sales

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The Wolf administration Monday announced new coronavirus mitigation efforts as modeling projects 22,000 daily coronavirus cases in the state come December.

Gov. Tom Wolf pointed to modeling projecting Pennsylvania will run out of ICU beds in December if no action is taken.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting 22,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the state and more than 32,000 deaths by Feb. 23. That death toll, the governor's office says, could be cut in half with universal mask-wearing.

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said among the new mitigation measures are "targeted protections for businesses and gatherings," an advisory for Pennsylvanians to stay at home and enforcements on public health orders like the recently strengthened mask mandate.

Restaurants and bars are ordered to suspend alcohol sales from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Wolf says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the "biggest day for drinking" and acknowledged bars and restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, but this one-night ban on liquor sales at establishments is needed.

Propaganda

If university students self-censor out of fear, freedom of speech in wider society is doomed

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© Getty Images / Rattanakun Thongbun / EyeEm
We live in a world where more than a quarter of university students are scared to voice their views in case their opinion provokes the wrath of the campus language police.

According to a survey just published by ADF International, 40 percent of students fear that their careers will be adversely affected if they speak out.

The survey confirms what previous studies have noted. Last year a report by the British think-tank Policy Exchange found that only four in 10 Brexit supporters felt able to express their views in their university class.

Once upon a time, universities were places where free and open debate dominated campus culture. Students held forth with the most outrageous views and everyone knew that they did not have to conform to received wisdom. That world has vanished in recent decades. Speech is heavily policed by zealous activists, whose censorious project is supported by campus administrators.

Broom

UK police forces want officers to wear LGBT rainbow flags - this virtue-signalling nonsense has to stop

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© Getty Images / Jenny Matthews/In Pictures
FILE PHOTO: A policeman at work on the parade has rainbow coloured stripes on his epaulette at Pride in London, formally known as Pride London, United Kingdom, 2017
One of the founding and, until today, enduring principles of the British 'bobby' was that he or she went about their business of protecting the public in an impartial manner. Not openly showing favouritism towards one group.

A couple of days ago, I took the risk of responding to an official tweet by the South Wales Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender association after they proudly announced that they were "giving our officers and staff the ability to show their support by wearing trans epaulettes and LGBT+ 'thin blue line' patches on their uniforms."

At the peril of being labelled reactionary or worse, I tweeted back stating that it was an "appalling misjudgement", adding: "It is not for serving police officers to visibly display support for any political or special interest group. They must be apolitical.".

Bad Guys

Former MSNBC producer claims her show had blacklist that included Andrew Yang & 'several other' candidates

andrew yang
© REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary has claimed that she was told by her bosses not to interview former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang and "several others" as the race for the nomination was heating up.

Pekary, who left the liberal cable news network in August, dropped the bombshell about her former employer's alleged election bias in a series of tweets on Sunday, after Yang teased her appearance on his podcast.

"Actually, I just reviewed my journal. On 4/25/19, I was told that we were never to pursue Andrew for an interview on our show (along with several others)," Pekary tweeted, adding that the names of welcome and unwelcome guests were "dictated" from above without any explanation given.

The same day Pekary claimed she was given the message, Joe Biden announced his run for presidency.