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Seattle doctor charged with COVID-19 relief fraud



SEATTLE – A Seattle doctor was taken into custody today on allegations that he fraudulently sought over $3 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.



Dr. Eric R. Shibley, 41, of Seattle, Washington, was charged by criminal complaint, -UNSEALED- today upon his arrest, in the Western District of Washington with one count of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle L. Peterson at 2 p.m. PDT today.



https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/seattle-doctor-charged-covid-19-relief-fraud
 

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Why Masks Suck Mega Dump

*Data from a University of Illinois at Chicago review

N95 – A properly fitted N95 will block 95% of tiny air particles down to 0.3 μm from reaching the wearer’s face. https://www.honeywell.com/en-us/newsroom/news/2020/03/n95-masks-explained.

But even these have problems: many have exhalation valve for easier breathing and less moisture inside the mask.

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data





Surgical masks are designed to protect patients from a surgeon’s respiratory droplets, aren’t effective at blocking particles smaller than 100 μm.

Note: A COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) particle is 0.125 micrometers (μm); influenza virus size is 0.08 – 0.12 μm; a human hair is about 150 μm.

*1 nm = 0.001 micron; 1000 nm = 1 micron; Micrometer (μm) is the preferred name for micron (an older term)

1 meter is = 1,000,000,000 nm or 1,000,000 microns

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:VLXWeZBll7YJ:https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/957730O/respirators-and-surgical-masks-contrast-technical-bulletin.pdf+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us





Filter efficiency was measured across a wide range of small particle sizes (0.02 to 1 µm) at 33 and 99 L/min.

N95 respirators had efficiencies greater than 95% (as expected).

T-shirts had 10% efficiency,

Scarves 10% to 20%,

Cloth masks 10% to 30%,

Sweatshirts 20% to 40%, and

Towels 40%.

All of the cloth masks and materials had near zero efficiency at 0.3 µm, a particle size that easily penetrates into the lungs.

Another study evaluated 44 masks, respirators, and other materials with similar methods and small aerosols (0.08 and 0.22 µm).

N95 FFR filter efficiency was greater than 95%.

Medical masks – 55% efficiency

General masks – 38% and

Handkerchiefs – 2% (one layer) to 13% (four layers) efficiency.

Conclusion: Wearing masks will not reduce SARS-CoV-2.

N95 masks protect health care workers, but are not recommended for source control transmission.

Surgical masks are better than cloth but not very efficient at preventing emissions from infected patients.

Cloth masks will be ineffective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, whether worn as source control or as personal protective equipment (PPE).

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:VLXWeZBll7YJ:https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/957730O/respirators-and-surgical-masks-contrast-technical-bulletin.pdf+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us





“Masks may confuse that message and give people a false sense of security. If masks had been the solution in Asia, shouldn’t they have stopped the pandemic before it spread elsewhere?”

*The first randomized controlled trial of cloth masks.

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

Penetration of cloth masks by particles was 97% and medical masks 44%, 3M Vflex 9105 N95 (0.1%), 3M 9320 N95 (<0.01%).

Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.

The virus may survive on the surface of the face- masks

Self-contamination through repeated use and improper doffing is possible. A contaminated cloth mask may transfer pathogen from the mask to the bare hands of the wearer.

Cloth masks should not be recommended for health care workers, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577





Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2: A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients

*A study of 4 patients in South Korea

Known patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 wore masks and coughed into a Petrie dish. “Both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342





Overall, data were collected from 714 men and women. About half the sample were women and all adult ages were represented. Only 90 participants (12.6%, 95% CI 10.3%-15.3%) passed the visual mask fit test. About three-quarters performed strap placement incorrectly, 61% left a “visible gap between the mask and skin,” and about 60% didn’t tighten the nose-clip.

*A 2011 randomized Australian clinical trial of standard medical/surgical masks

Study Casts Doubt on N95 Masks for the Public

— Singapore experiment suggests few would wear them correctly, even with instructions

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/publichealth/86601





Medical masks offered no protection at all from influenza.

A cluster randomized clinical trial comparing fitested and non-fit-tested N95 respirators to medical masks to prevent respiratory virus infection in health care workers

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00198.x?fbclid=IwAR3kRYVYDKb0aR-su9_me9_vY6a8KVR4HZ17J2A_80f_fXUABRQdhQlc8Wo
 

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The World Health Organization (WHO):

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

“Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings

As described above, the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”

“Medical masks should be reserved for health care workers. The use of medical masks in the community may create a false sense of security, with neglect of other essential measures, such as hand hygiene practices and physical distancing, and may lead to touching the face under the masks and under the eyes, result in unnecessary costs, and take masks away from those in health care who need them most, especially when masks are in short supply.”

“Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.”

WHO acknowledges that most people do not use masks properly.

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331693/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.3-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y&fbclid=IwAR3KiSo51gvxINfMhviRf37Q7OE1e3cMfHmZXlDlZEwRmgPWDxfP57IsGug



Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases:

“We don’t routinely recommend the use of face masks by the public to prevent respiratory illness,” said on January 31. “And we certainly are not recommending that at this time for this new virus.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0131-2019-novel-coronavirus.html



Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era

In March 5, 2019 regarding the flu: “Masks are not usually recommended in non-healthcare settings; however, this guidance provides other strategies for limiting the spread of influenza viruses in the community:

cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, use tissues to contain respiratory secretions and, after use, to dispose of them in the nearest waste receptacle, and perform hand hygiene (e.g., handwashing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, and alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials.

From the New England Journal of Medicine

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372



The Possible Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm and Associated Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

If wearing a mask makes people go out and get Vitamin D – go for it. In the 1918 flu pandemic people who went outside did better. Early reports are showing people with COVID-19 with low Vitamin D do worse than those with normal levels. Perhaps that is why shut-ins do so poorly.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.08.20058578v4
 

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The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

Final Thoughts

Surgical masks – loose fitting. They are designed to protect the patient from the doctors’ respiratory droplets. The wearer is not protected from others airborne particles

People do not wear masks properly. Most people have the mask under the nose. The wearer does not have glasses on and the eyes are a portal of entry.

The designer masks and scarves offer minimal protection – they give a false sense of security to both the wearer and those around the wearer.

**Not to mention they add a perverse lightheartedness to the situation.

If you are walking alone, no mask – avoid folks – that is common sense.

https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts/



Meta analysis: "None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and prevention of influenza transmission."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5779801/



Flu virus is about 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This study looks at the pore sizes of 20 different cotton masks versus N-95 surgical masks.

The researchers found that all of the cotton masks had pore sizes that were bigger than the width of a human hair – and got even bigger after washing. This means that the width of the holes in every cotton mask are 1000 times bigger than the size of the corona virus. Like trying to catch a fish with a net where the holes were 1000 times bigger than the fish you were trying to catch. surgical masks might stop bacteria – which are ten times bigger than viruses.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31289698



A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

Conclusions This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated.

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577?fbclid=IwAR10n4XuIqgKFZQDEItYH73EhB0qLO78nid8PmRXeKHJ-1U2p9il5feY830



Another study using live viruses transmitted by a simulated sneeze found that surgical masks (not cotton masks), cut down on the virus transmission rate in a human volunteer by a factor of 2.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr619.pdf



Both surgical and cotton masks were ineffective in blocking the corona virus: “Both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342



Here is what the CDC used to say about the general public wearing masks: “The following interim CDC guidance was developed in response to questions about the role of masks for controlling seasonal influenza virus transmission. Masks are not usually recommended in non-healthcare settings.”

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm





The Physiological Impact of N95 Masks on Medical Staff

Detailed Description:

Wearing N95 masks results in hypooxygenemia and hypercapnia which reduce working efficiency and the ability to make correct decision.

https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00173017
 

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Here is another study where pregnant women wearing N95 masks were studied:

“Breathing through N95 masks have been shown to impede gaseous exchange and impose an additional workload on the metabolic system of pregnant healthcare workers, and this needs to be taken into consideration in guidelines for respirator use. The benefits of using N95 mask to prevent serious emerging infectious diseases should be weighed against potential respiratory consequences associated with extended N95 respirator usage.”

https://aricjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13756-015-0086-z



Headaches Associated With Personal Protective Equipment – A Cross‐Sectional Study Among Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID‐19

“Most healthcare workers develop de novo PPE‐associated headaches or exacerbation of their pre‐existing headache disorders.”

https://headachejournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/head.13811



Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery

“Although decrease in both mental - physical performance and accuracy may sometimes be overcome by the motivation of the surgeon, increased fatigue is common in lengthy operations. The increased endogenous heat production of the surgeon, as well as many aspects of the opera- ting room situation -even the close environment beneath the surgical mask- may also negatively affect the working condition of the surgeon. Surgical masks may impose some measurable airway resistance, but it seems doubtful if this significantly increases the process of breathing. “





http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/neuro/v19n2/3.pdf



An empirical and theoretical investigation into the psychological effects of wearing a mask

“A review of the literature shows that the wearing of a mask has been hypothesised to bring about four main psychological effects: disinhibition, transformation, facilitation of the expression of aspects of the wearer’s Self, and various psycho-somatic changes. Several different explanations have been proposed as to why each of these effects come about. Using theoretical and empirical research, the thesis explores in detail the hypothesis that a mask can disinhibit its wearer, and that this disinhibition comes about because the mask-wearer feels less identifiable. The findings show that a mask can significantly reduces its wearer’s feelings of identifiability, and that it can also significantly reduce its wearer’s public self-awareness as a consequence of changes in attentional focus. However, the empirical evidence suggests that the mask’s disinhibiting effect is limited to situations in which an individual wants to behave in a particular way, but inhibits that behaviour out of a concern with ‘mask-able’ facets of their public self. Concomitantly, the findings suggest that, if an individual wants to behave in a way for which they require ‘mask-able’ facets of the public self, then the wearing of a mask may be experienced as inhibiting. This thesis also examines the hypothesis that a mask can transform its wearer, and that this occurs through the self-attribution process outlined by Kellerman and Laird (1982). The thesis provides strong empirical support for both these hypotheses, showing that the wearing of a mask can make individuals feel less like their usual self and more like the character represented in the mask. However, the empirical evidence suggests that this latter effect only occurs under conditions in which an individual is specifically focused on their masked appearance. A final chapter discusses the theoretical and applied implications of these findings, with specific reference to the use of masks in therapeutic practice.”

https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/43402/
 

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Effects of wearing N95 and surgical facemasks on heart rate, thermal stress and subjective sensations

“The results from the experiment demonstrate that heart rate, microclimate (temperature, humidity) and subjective ratings were significantly influenced by the wearing of different kinds of facemasks.

High breathing resistance made it difficult for the subject to breathe and take in sufficient oxygen. Shortage of oxygen stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and increases heart rate It was probable that the subjects felt unfit, fatigued and overall discomfort due to this reason.

As the purpose of wearing the facemasks is to protect the wearers by filtering out viruses and bacteria, it is obviously questionable whether the surgical masks, which induce less heat stress and discomfort, can provide enough protection for healthcare workers.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00420-004-0584-4



Influence of anxiety level on work performance with and without a respirator mask

“While experimental variability precluded many of the results from achieving statistical significance, performance times with the mask averaged less than without the mask. Anxious subjects experience more discomfort, perform for shorter times, and accomplish less total work than their lower anxiety counterparts, even when rate of work can be adjusted.”

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15428119591016485





Here's how #masks INCREASE risk of viral infections:

Wear mask →

Less oxygen available to lungs →

Hypoxia through body →

The body makes hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) →

HIF-1 lowers CD-4 T-cell function →

But CD-4 T-cells are needed to fight viral infections.

Cutting Edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 Negatively Regulates Th1 Function

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26179900/





Hypoxia Enhances Immunosuppression by Inhibiting CD4+ Effector T Cell Function and Promoting Treg Activity

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28278498/







Hypoxia-driven Immunosuppression Contributes to the Pre-Metastatic Niche

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23482904/



Surgical face masks and downward dispersal of bacteria

A large, controlled, prospective trial reported that the use of face masks by the surgical team standing over the sterile field did not affect wound infection rates [5].

A nonrandomised study suggested that wound infection rates may actually increase when face masks are worn [6], supporting the work by Schweizer, which suggested that face masks may increase dermabrasion and bacterial shedding [4].

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-2044.1998.435-az0528.x



Facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID-19: A rapid systematic review

"Based on the RCTs we would conclude that wearing facemasks can be very slightly protective against primary infection from casual community contact, and modestly protective against household infections when both infected and uninfected members wear facemasks. However, the RCTs often suffered from poor compliance and controls using facemasks. Across observational studies the evidence in favour of wearing facemasks was stronger. We expect RCTs to under-estimate the protective effect and observational studies to exaggerate it. The evidence is not sufficiently strong to support widespread use of facemasks as a protective measure against COVID-19. However, there is enough evidence to support the use of facemasks for short periods of time by particularly vulnerable individuals when in transient higher risk situations."

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.01.20049528v1?ijkey=b1746b4011ec7b388c144883aef3b76232c649a2&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
 

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Cloth masks versus medical masks

for COVID-19 protection

"Most people in all seriously affected areas are reusing their disposable masks. The physical

properties of a cloth mask, reuse, the frequency and effectiveness of cleaning, and increased moisture

retention, may potentially increase the infection risk, since, as it indicated by Osterholm et al. [7]

the virus may survive on the surface of the facemasks. "

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340579116_Cloth_masks_versus_medical_masks_for_COVID-19_protection



Evaluation of Filtration Performance Efficiency

of Commercial Cloth Masks

This study was designed to evaluate the filtration efficiencies and pressure drops of five commercial

cloth masks (4 plate type, 1 cup type) in comparison to the performance of a class 1 disposable respirator

(reference respirator).

The filtration efficiencies of the five cloth masks were below 30% and did not improve greatly

by increasing the number of layers. After a single washing, their performances decreased. Considering the above and other issues identified with cloth masks, such as poor fit and stretched fibers through use, people should not expect protection against particulate matters from the cloth masks on the market.

https://www.koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201521839156288.pdf
 

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NIH has financial interests in a vaccine…

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"National Institutes of Health (NIH) own a financial stake in the Bill Gates-funded Moderna Coronavirus vaccine, raising big questions about the supposed impartiality of the federal government’s policy decisions during the Coronavirus outbreak. NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, a financial ally of Bill Gates whose institute is part of NIH, has been critical of Hydroxychloroquine and the FBI even raided a health spa serving intravenous vitamin C, which are competitors to a vaccine."



https://nationalfile.com/busted-nih-owns-financial-stake-in-gates-funded-coronavirus-vaccine/
 

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Science!



Black Lives Matter protests may have slowed overall spread of coronavirus in Denver and other cities, new study finds

While the protests brought thousands of people together, they likely caused many more to stay home, a research team including a University of Colorado Denver professor concluded.



As protests against racism and police violence swept across the country, drawing massive crowds into the streets amid a pandemic, public health officials worried about what the overall impact would be.



Would these protests — which many health leaders said they support — also turn out to be virus super-spreading events?



But a new study by a nationwide research team that includes a University of Colorado Denver professor has found something surprising: The protests may have slowed the overall spread of the coronavirus in cities with large demonstrations, including Denver.



“We think that what’s going on is it’s the people who are not going to protest are staying away,” said Andrew Friedson, the CU-Denver professor who is one of the paper’s co-authors. “The overall effect for the entire city is more social distancing because people are avoiding the protests.”



“It’s nice to have some numbers”

Friedson’s specialty is economics — specifically the economics of health care. The field of COVID-19 research now contains a multitude of subspecialties, and it has often been economists leading the way in understanding how people are changing their behaviors in response to the pandemic.

As the protests built, Friedson said he and his colleagues took note of the rising concerns about virus’ spread. He said they also realized they had the ability to answer that question — using official coronavirus case counts and the anonymous, aggregated cell phone data that has become the gold standard for tracking societal shifts in movement.



The team worked quickly and published their findings earlier this month as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper — meaning it has not yet been peer-reviewed.



“I’m someone who likes to get the answers out,” Friedson said. “There are a lot of people who say, ‘Well I think it should happen or I think this should happen,’ and it’s nice to have some numbers to inform these decision-making processes.”



Rising cases, rising worries

The paper comes as officials in Colorado and other states are concerned about rising infections, especially among young people.



New infections among young people have contributed significantly to Colorado’s uptick in cases in recent days — a rise that reversed a weeks-long trend of falling case numbers and has put Colorado back onto the list of potential coronavirus problem spots. Meanwhile, the number of new infections among older Coloradans has dropped.



https://coloradosun.com/2020/06/30/police-protests-coronavirus-spread/
 

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Black Lives Matter protests may have slowed overall spread of coronavirus in Denver and other cities, new study finds

While the protests brought thousands of people together, they likely caused many more to stay home, a research team including a University of Colorado Denver professor concluded.



As protests against racism and police violence swept across the country, drawing massive crowds into the streets amid a pandemic, public health officials worried about what the overall impact would be.



Would these protests — which many health leaders said they support — also turn out to be virus super-spreading events?



But a new study by a nationwide research team that includes a University of Colorado Denver professor has found something surprising: The protests may have slowed the overall spread of the coronavirus in cities with large demonstrations, including Denver.



“We think that what’s going on is it’s the people who are not going to protest are staying away,” said Andrew Friedson, the CU-Denver professor who is one of the paper’s co-authors. “The overall effect for the entire city is more social distancing because people are avoiding the protests.”



“It’s nice to have some numbers”

Friedson’s specialty is economics — specifically the economics of health care. The field of COVID-19 research now contains a multitude of subspecialties, and it has often been economists leading the way in understanding how people are changing their behaviors in response to the pandemic.

As the protests built, Friedson said he and his colleagues took note of the rising concerns about virus’ spread. He said they also realized they had the ability to answer that question — using official coronavirus case counts and the anonymous, aggregated cell phone data that has become the gold standard for tracking societal shifts in movement.



The team worked quickly and published their findings earlier this month as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper — meaning it has not yet been peer-reviewed.



“I’m someone who likes to get the answers out,” Friedson said. “There are a lot of people who say, ‘Well I think it should happen or I think this should happen,’ and it’s nice to have some numbers to inform these decision-making processes.”



Rising cases, rising worries

The paper comes as officials in Colorado and other states are concerned about rising infections, especially among young people.



New infections among young people have contributed significantly to Colorado’s uptick in cases in recent days — a rise that reversed a weeks-long trend of falling case numbers and has put Colorado back onto the list of potential coronavirus problem spots. Meanwhile, the number of new infections among older Coloradans has dropped.



https://coloradosun.com/2020/06/30/police-protests-coronavirus-spread/
Now that's how they poison the younger feckers.
 

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While the protests brought thousands of people together, they likely caused many more to stay home,
Ah, yes. It is a remake of the old "fucking for chastity" joke. Good one.
And the "Doctor has 97% survival rate for COVID-19 patients", isn't that the survival rate for those who get no treatment?
 

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Watch this and get educated! Wake up brothers and sisters!

 

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Ah, yes. It is a remake of the old "fucking for chastity" joke. Good one.
And the "Doctor has 97% survival rate for COVID-19 patients", isn't that the survival rate for those who get no treatment?
That is a misprint, he says in the video 99.7%. Watch the video, he explain his methods.
 

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Corona deaths reached over 500,000 the other day world-wide.



World's population is 8 Billion. 500,000 of 8 Billion?



.00625%



Covid-19 has a survival rate of 99.99375%
 

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Is This Torture?

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50 pages. I don't know if this has been posted already, but...

FYI (from Wikipedia)
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Deaths worldwide, typical flu season = 290,00 to 650,000

Panic early, panic often
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Now Even The COMMON COLD Is Being Counted As A Positive COVID-19 Result, CDC Says

Published July 1, 2020 at 3:55pm



The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially setting policy across the country, endlessly putting out a stream of so-called facts (that they then revise or rescind).



Their latest update on COVID-19, posted on Tuesday, is a real doozy. Here’s what the CDC said in a section headlined: What do your results mean?



“A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold.”



That’s right, because COVID-19 is a coronavirus (like the common cold), your positive test means you have COVID-19 (or the common cold).



READ MORE HERE: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/now-even-common-cold-counted-positive-covid-19-result-cdc-says/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons
 

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Saw this somewhere…..thought I'd share:

This was not verified but sent to me and thought worth posting.



THE TRUTH ABOUT WEARING A MASK!



FOR ALL YOU WHO LISTEN TO SCIENCE FOOLS…..OKAAAY FINALLY THE TRUTH.



Written by a person with an AB inspectors license.



“For all you mask wearers (especially those of you who think wearing it outside is NOT stupid ‍♀️). I know I’m about to burst your “google doctor degree” bubble, but here goes nothing.



So Masks?

I am OSHA 10&30 certified. I don’t really know WHY OSHA hasn’t come forward and stopped the nonsense BUT I want to cover 3 things



• N95 masks and masks with exhale ports

• surgical masks

• filter or cloth masks



SO, upon further inspection, OSHA says some masks are okay in one situation and not okay in certain other situations.

If you’re working with fumes and aerosol chemicals and you give your employees the wrong masks and they get sick, you can be sued.



• N95 masks: are designed for CONTAMINATED environments. That means when you exhale through N95 the design is that you are exhaling into contamination. The exhale from N95 masks are vented to breath straight out without filtration. They don’t filter the air on the way out. They don’t need to.

Conclusion: if you’re in Target and the guy with Covid has a N95 mask, his covid breath is unfiltered being exhaled into Target (because it was designed for already contaminated environments, it’s not filtering your air on the way out).



• Surgical Mask: these masks were designed and approved for STERILE environments. The amount of particles and contaminants in the outside and indoor environments where people are CLOGGING these masks very, VERY quickly. The moisture from your breath combined with the clogged mask will render it “useless” IF you come in contact with Covid and your mask traps it, YOU become a walking virus dispenser. Everytime you put your mask on you are breathing the germs from EVERYWHERE you went. They should be changed or thrown out every “20-30 minutes in a non sterile environment.”



• Cloth masks: I can’t even believe I’m having to explain this, but here it goes. Today, three people pointed to their masks as they walked by me entering Lowe’s. They said “ya gotta wear your mask BRO” I said very clearly “those masks don’t work bro, in fact they MAKE you sicker” they “pshh’d” me. By now hopefully you all know CLOTH masks do not filter anything. You mean the American flag one my aunt made? Yes. The one with sunflowers that looks so cute? Yes. The bandanna, the cut up t-shirt, the scarf ALL of them offer NO FILTERING whatsoever.

As you exhale, you are ridding your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide.

Cloth masks trap this carbon dioxide the best.

It actually RISKS your health, rather than protect it. The moisture caught in these masks can become mildew ridden over night.

Dry coughing, enhanced allergies, sore throat are all symptoms of a micro-mold in your mask.



-Ultimate Answer:



*N95 blows the virus into the air from a contaminated person.



*The surgical mask is not designed for the outside world and will not filter the virus upon inhaling through it.

INSTEAD, It’s filtration works on the exhale, (Like a vacuum bag, it only works ONE way) but likely stops after 20 minutes, rendering it useless outside of a

STERILE ENVIRONMENT (They DO NOT work in public…..not even a little bit).



*Cloth masks are WORSE than wearing NO mask!!!!!

It’s equivalent to using a chain link fence to stop mosquitos.



The CDC wants us to keep wearing masks. The masks don’t work.

They’re being used to provide false comfort and push forward a specific agenda.



For the love of God, research each mask’s designed use and purpose, I bet you will find NONE are used in the way of “viral defense.”



Just like EVERY Flu season:

Wash your hands.

Sanitize your hands.

Don’t touch stuff.

Sanitize your phone.

Don’t touch people.



And keep your distance.

Why? Because masks do not work.



*Occupational Safety & Hazard Association sited.

The top American organization for safety.

They regulate and educate asbestos workers, surgical rooms, you name it.



I know, facts suck.

They throw a wrench into the perfectly (seeming) packaged pill you are willingly swallowing.



Facts make you have to form your OWN OPINION, instead of regurgitating someone else’s, and I know how uncomfortable that makes a lot of you.



If your mask gives you security, by all means wear it.



Just know it is a FALSE SENSE of security and you shouldn’t shame anyone into partaking in such “conspiracies.”

If select politicians stopped enforcing it, no one would continue this nonsense.

Don’t drink the kool-aid.”
 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT WEARING A MASK!
Looks like an agenda pushing article the conveniently leaves out some important info:
1. No mention if N95 mask with valve protects the wearer.
2. No mention at all of N95 mask without valve.

I'm not questioning any of the raw data because I don't know what it is. I'm questioning why these two pieces of raw data are conveniently not mentioned while a lot of other raw data is.
 

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I question the experts. At first FAUCI said Gen. Pop. won't need them. Then there was one of the Progs. amazing reversals "We all need to wear masks to support one another" ( BS)
I've worn a mask one time and that was to the barber shop and the guys say that the Health Dept. or Police could jerk their licenses if a customer or themselves were caught not wearing a mask.
 

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==WHO Admits It Was Never Told About COVID By China, Instead Found Out From U.S. Data

Ben Wilson ==



Despite earlier claims and countless defenses made by World Health Organization officials, an updated timeline by the international health body shows China never self-reported the COVID-19 outbreak that led to drastic economic and health consequences across the world.



A quiet change to a timeline of COVID events in late June shows what many mainstream media outlets and government officials have denied for months: China didn’t inform the WHO about the outbreak. Instead, on December 31, “a translation of a Chinese media report about the outbreak is posted to ProMED, a U.S.-based open-access platform for early intelligence about infectious disease outbreaks,” according to a U.S. Naval Institute report.



The first inklings of the impending pandemic, and the first time the WHO heard about it, came from this U.S. report — the WHO then sent officials to investigate its validity in China the next day.



This runs contrary to a previous version of the timeline that falsely claimed on December 31: “Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.” This did not happen.



Rather, the updated June 30 truthful version now says that on December 31 the WHO “picked up a media report on ProMED” about the mysterious cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan. The new timeline admits that ProMED is run by the International Society for Infectious Diseases — a U.S. based organization headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts.



The now-eerie Dec. 31 ProMED report says, “It is understood that the 1st patient with unexplained pneumonia that appeared in Wuhan this time came from Wuhan South China Seafood Market.”



This newly admitted information disrupts the countless defenses given by Chinese officials and allies at the WHO.



A June 4 article by China Daily said there “is no legal basis” for faulting China for the spread of the virus.



“What we’ve done is strictly obey the international rules and fulfill our international obligations,” Huang Jin, a law professor specializing in international law at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing falsely said in the propaganda article. “For example, we took the initiative to evaluate the pandemic situation and reported it in a timely fashion to the World Health Organization as well as other countries and regions, and we also accepted inspections from the WHO.”



Now that it’s admitted China didn’t report in a timely fashion, but rather the U.S. did, the Chinese have dropped this false talking point, as reported by the Free Beacon.



https://saraacarter.com/who-admits-it-was-never-told-about-covid-by-china-instead-found-out-from-u-s-data/
 

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The perpetrators of this whole beer virus episode will pay dearly for the clusterfuck they unleashed on the world. And it won't be at the hands of Q, the military or any other government authority or by the grace of whatever deity one believes in.
 

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Virology 101

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Viruses in and of themselves are harmless. The feces interfaces with the oscillating blades when the virus uses your DNA to multiply and these new viruses enter the bloodstream. It’s the immune system response to this load of viral proteins that causes symptoms ascribed to viral infections.

 

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Woman Exposes Biden's Mask Mandate

 

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Covid 19 — What the Data Tells Us

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The Punchline: We got it wrong and now we’re largely tracking it wrong...

Did you know the “new cases” in daily reports are actually “old infections newly reported”??? Most of what is reported is old news and not indicative of what is happening or how we are trending.

We must look at “Date of Onset” to do ACCURATE trend analysis, but the CDC stopped reporting onset data in April.


Date of Report vs. Date of Onset
Using our own Data from the CDC, we can see that while 45,000 cases were reported on March 23, in reality we already had 140,000 positive tests that had yet to be reported (date of onset).

And now that we know testing only captured 5–10% of actual infections, based on multiple studies, it appears at least several million (yes Million) were already infected by March 23rd, which were never tested.

The CDC is also now combining PCR & Antibody tests, so the “new cases” could be some of the millions of cases from 4 months ago. NPR called them out on it.

Per Nate Silver, a world renowned Statistician, the average person might as well ignore the cases being reported, it’s apples and oranges.

We are suffering from data illiteracy in this country — from the Institutions capturing it (like the CDC), to the Politicians making decisions from it, to the Media reporting on it, all the way down to the Public consuming it.

Think of it this way, the CDC now believes (as do I) that ~10% of the U.S. has already been infected (i.e. 32M). So if we tested everyone with antibody tests, we’d have ~30 million new cases added to the report. Clearly we wouldn’t have truly had 30,000,000 new infections in 1 day… but our main sources of news are reporting it that way. If your state / city is using this data, rather than date of onset or hospitalization data, then they don’t understand how to use data.​
As someone who modeled Covid19 in March and accurately predicted it (so far), this is how I believe our reporting should look. *The CDC actually took a similar approach in reporting the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic*



It is irresponsible to report on “lab confirmed” cases without providing an estimate for “unreported” or “estimated infections.” The 5% we see in the news is really closer to 0.3% (for people infected). And of course, far more people have been exposed, but nobody reports the lower “exposure to fatality” ratios.

Background: I’m a retired Data & Analytics Leader who managed modeling teams at the highest level for Amazon.com — I also have a passion for medicine, and have built FDA programs, and read studies for fun.

Here’s what I’m going to cover in this article (with plenty of sources/data):

  • The Forecast — Where are we at and where are we going, what to expect?
  • Risk & Fatality — What’s my true risk of dying from Covid19?
  • Immunity — If I had it am I safe? What % is required for herd immunity?
  • Transmission — Where am I at the greatest risk, how does it spread?
  • Data Accuracy — Are we over/under counting deaths?
  • Capacity — how close were/are we to overloading our healthcare?
  • The Costs — Have we saved more or cost more lives w/ our policies?
  • Sources — Where to get data/insights directly? i.e. sources?
  • Media Accuracy— How good is our reporting?
Much more: https://medium.com/analyticaper/covid-19-what-the-data-tells-us-3a08e42ee36f
 

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https://twitter.com/StefanMolyneux/status/1279275089389895681



THE MEDIA IS FULL OF COMMUNISTS WHO WANT TO END THE REPUBLIC.
 

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How is it that he seems to have so much insight
How is it he is the "expert" but he is wrong every time?
How is it he used the masks and never restocked the supply?
How is it he let stated get rid of ventilators and not mandated them when years before he was warning about a planned demic?
 

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JUDGE STRIKES DOWN PRITZKER’S COVID-19 ORDERS, EXTENDED EMERGENCY POWERS

Clay County Judge Michael McHaney said Pritzker’s emergency powers stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak lapsed on April 8, and any executive orders relating to COVID-19 finding their authority under those emergency powers are void.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker can no longer govern the state via special emergency powers, according to an Illinois circuit court judge.

On July 2, Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney granted two of three counts of the motion for summary judgment made by State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, against Pritzker’s exercise of emergency powers.

Bailey’s lawsuit alleged Pritzker overstepped his authority in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, partially because of the 30-day limit placed on his emergency powers by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, or IEMAA. Pritzker has claimed to extend his emergency powers by issuing new disaster proclamations each time the previous proclamation would lapse.

McHaney ruled Pritzker’s first emergency proclamation lapsed after 30 days and that any executive orders in effect after April 8, 2020, which “[found] their authority” under the emergency powers of the IEMAA are void.

McHaney further ruled that none of the provisions cited in Pritzker’s stay at home order gave the governor the authority to restrict a citizen’s movement or activities or to forcibly close businesses. That authority lies with the Illinois Department of Public Health, according to the order.

The judge also granted Bailey’s request that the lawsuit apply to all citizens of Illinois.

Tom DeVore, Bailey’s attorney, claimed this ruling means there are currently no restrictions by the governor, and that the response to the pandemic now rests with local county health departments. DeVore said he believed the opportunity for the governor to have the ruling stayed before then had been foreclosed under Supreme Court Rule 305, and so the ruling stands until a reviewing court renders a judgment, most likely in several months.

Pritzker is expected to appeal the decision.

In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, Pritzker spokesperson Emily Bittner responded that other courts have sided with the governor on the exercise of his emergency powers.

“Every other court – both state and federal – that has considered these exact issues has agreed with the administration that executive orders protecting Illinoisans’ health and safety are well within the governor’s constitutional authority,” Bittner said.

However, a 2001 informal opinion drafted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Luke concluded that an Illinois governor’s extension of the 30-day limit on emergency powers after a disaster declaration “would render the limitation clause meaningless.”

The memo by the chief of the Illinois Attorney General’s Opinions Bureau went on to suggest that the governor would need legislative approval to extend the 30-day period.



https://www.illinoispolicy.org/judg...rs-covid-19-orders-extended-emergency-powers/