Month: April 2021

Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Original Investigation Global Health December 14, 2020 Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Zachary J. Madewell, PhD1; Yang Yang, PhD1; Ira M. Longini Jr, PhD1; et al M. Elizabeth Halloran, MD, DSc2,3; Natalie E. Dean, PhD1 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(12):e2031756. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31756 COVID-19 Resource Center Key PointsQuestion What is the household secondary attack rate for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)? Findings In this meta-analysis of 54 studies with 77 758 participants, the estimated overall household secondary attack rate was 16.6%, higher than observed secondary attack rates for SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Controlling for differences across studies, secondary attack rates were higher in households… read more Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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Les arguments contre le passeport vaccinal européen

  Par Bill Wirtz (journaliste indépendant luxembourgeois et analyste politique principal au Consumer Choice Center).Publication originale en anglais  traduit en français par le Parti Libertarien de Belgique. À Bruxelles, la Commission européenne et les États membres ont peaufiné les détails du soi-disant certificat vert numérique de l’Union européenne, un nouveau nom stylé pour ce qui est essentiellement un passeport vaccinal européen. Pour l’essentiel, le programme est censé remplacer le test Covid-19 que les voyageurs sont désormais tenus de présenter négatif à leur arrivée ou avant leur départ d’un pays de la zone. Il est important de noter que la Commission… read more Les arguments contre le passeport vaccinal européen

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Bill Gates Says No to Sharing Vaccine Formulas with Global Poor to End Pandemic

  Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with the world to foster a massive ramp up in manufacturing and distribution — despite a growing international call to do exactly that — is a bad idea. Directly asked during an interview with Sky News if he thought it “would be helpful” to have vaccine recipes be shared, Gates quickly answered: “No.” Asked to explain why not, Gates — whose massive fortune as founder of… read more Bill Gates Says No to Sharing Vaccine Formulas with Global Poor to End Pandemic

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Une activiste “anti-haine” contrainte de s’excuser auprès de Rebel News pour de fausses allégations

      Une directrice adjointe du Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) a présenté des excuses publiques pour avoir faussement prétendu que Rebel News avait incité la fusillade de mars 2019 à Christchurch. Selon les rapports, Elizabeth Simons, du CAHN, a supprimé un tweet alléguant que le média indépendant était une source d’inspiration pour la fusillade, puis a publié une correction et des excuses pour avoir fait cette affirmation. “J’ai supprimé un tweet qui suggérait que le terroriste de Christchurch avait été incité par Rebel News à commettre des violences. Je n’avais pas de preuves pour soutenir cela et je présente… read more Une activiste “anti-haine” contrainte de s’excuser auprès de Rebel News pour de fausses allégations

Facebook deletes 120, 000-member group where people posted stories of alleged adverse vaccine reactions

  Facebook has removed a popular, rapidly growing group where members would post stories about alleged negative COVID-19 vaccine side effects. The group, “COVID19 VACCINE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES,” had over 120,000 followers when it was shut down and had been gaining more than 10,000 followers per week. The shutdown of the page follows Facebook introducing a ban on a wide range of claims about the coronavirus vaccine in February. The list of prohibited claims includes claims that the vaccines cause blood clots and claims that the coronavirus vaccine change people’s DNA (something that even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook… read more Facebook deletes 120, 000-member group where people posted stories of alleged adverse vaccine reactions

Ontario Pandemic Stay-at-Home Order Clashes With Charter Rights: Lawyers

    After pushback from police and civil liberties advocates over extending police powers to enforce enhanced COVID-19 measures, the Ontario government walked back some of its new guidelines. However, there are still constitutional issues with the current policy, says Joanna Baron, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation. “A police officer now must have ‘reason to suspect’ an individual may be participating in a gathering, and that it is ‘in the public interest’ to question them,” Baron said in an interview. “This raises the spectre of the right to silence (Section 7 of the Charter) and the right against… read more Ontario Pandemic Stay-at-Home Order Clashes With Charter Rights: Lawyers

CCP Virus restrictions are released: 16 states open their economies and eliminate face masks

  Gradually more and more states are removing restrictions imposed on the basis of the effects of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, including the mandatory use of face masks, as of today there are 16, equivalent to 32% of the states.  Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, is one of those who most recently announced the opening allowing businesses to return to full operations. “Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules,” Reeves said on Twitter on March 2. Mississippi Governor Tate… read more CCP Virus restrictions are released: 16 states open their economies and eliminate face masks

18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a Covid Vaccine (Christian Elliot)

  A few friends have asked my thoughts on the covid jab(s) so I thought it was time to write an article on the topic. All my friends had not heard most of the details I shared, so I figured you might appreciate hearing some of what I told them. Knowing how contentious this issue is, part of me would rather just write about something else, but I feel like the discussion/news is so one-sided that I should speak up. As I always strive to do, I promise to do my best to be level-headed and non-hysterical. I’m not here… read more 18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a Covid Vaccine (Christian Elliot)

Government data shows masks had no impact on COVID spread

  A graph that overlays data from surveys on mask usage with the number of coronavirus cases confirms studies that indicate the face coverings have no significant impact on the spread of the coronavirus. Using data culled from YouGov.com and the Covid Tracking Project from March 20, 2020, to March 3, 2021, economist Brian Westbury created the chart and posted it on Twitter. Surveys showed mask usage reached about 80% by midsummer last year and has remained consistent since then. During that period, however, the number of daily positive cases rose and fell precipitously. Many epidemiologists have noted the coronavirus, in a… read more Government data shows masks had no impact on COVID spread

CNN Director Charlie Chester Reveals How Network Practices ‘Manipulation’ To ‘Change The World’

  Please Follow us on Gab, Parler, Minds, Telegram, Rumble CNN Director Charlie Chester Reveals How Network Practices ‘Manipulation’ to ‘Change the World’: ‘There’s an Art to Manipulation … Inflection, Saying Things Twice … It’s Always Like Leading Them in a Direction Before They Even Open Their Mouths’ CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester: “Any reporter on CNN — what they’re actually doing is they’re telling the person what to say… It’s always like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths. The only people that we [CNN] will let on the air, for the most part, are people… read more CNN Director Charlie Chester Reveals How Network Practices ‘Manipulation’ To ‘Change The World’

Masks Are Nothing but Dress Code Loyalty Oaths to Governments

  The Centers for Disease Control released another study showing no statistically significant decrease in “daily case” or “death growth” rates from COVID-19 in areas with mask mandates.  This comes after a similar CDC study in October indicated that mask mandates do not appear to have slowed or stopped the spread of the coronavirus at all.  Still, the CDC continues to recommend that all Americans wear masks, except in certain private settings when individuals are fully vaccinated, unless the goalpost-shifting Dr. Fauci gets his way. This whole “masks don’t seem to be having much effect, but wear them anyway” bureaucratic calculus may seem like a frivolous controversy to Americans preoccupied with the pandemic, but for Americans who… read more Masks Are Nothing but Dress Code Loyalty Oaths to Governments

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Chrystia Freeland parle de COVID-19 comme d’une “opportunité politique” dans un clip viral

Un court clip circulant en ligne montre la vice-première ministre Chrystia Freeland affirmant que la pandémie de COVID-19 a créé une “opportunité politique”. “Je crois vraiment que COVID a créé une fenêtre d’opportunité politique et peut-être une épiphanie”, dit Mme Freeland dans la vidéo de 11 secondes, publiée par un compte Twitter anonyme. If this 11 second video had 20 million views, there’s a good chance it could cost Justin Trudeau the next election. pic.twitter.com/PUkJZLO2oN — not inklessPW (@inklessPW) April 12, 2021 Le clip a depuis été visionné plus de 200 000 fois et a reçu plus de 2 000… read more Chrystia Freeland parle de COVID-19 comme d’une “opportunité politique” dans un clip viral

L’industrie du tourisme dénonce les hôtels de quarantaine et la fermeture des frontières

  La directrice de l’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada (AITC) affirme que les hôtels de quarantaine et les restrictions de voyage du gouvernement Trudeau ne sont ni justes ni efficaces. S’exprimant lors d’une conférence de l’industrie du tourisme, Beth Potter, PDG de l’AITC, a déclaré que les restrictions sur les voyages écrasent leur industrie, alors que les Canadiens ne sont pas mieux protégés contre le COVID-19. “Les pays du monde entier ont modifié leur approche de la quarantaine en utilisant des données fondées sur des preuves qui soutiennent la réduction de la quarantaine et un régime de tests accru… read more L’industrie du tourisme dénonce les hôtels de quarantaine et la fermeture des frontières

When Police Start Raiding Our Churches, You Know the Revolution Is On

  The sight of police closing down a church service is one of the worst moments of this national panic. I am more and more sure that this country is suffering a revolution in which much that we used to know and believe is being quietly, insistently destroyed. But Scotland Yard’s raid on the Church of Christ the King in Balham, South London, was especially distressing, not least because most of the congregation there are Polish, from a country where the Christian religion was only recently freed from state harassment. When I travelled and lived in Communist countries, churches were one… read more When Police Start Raiding Our Churches, You Know the Revolution Is On

LEDUC : Même les docteurs affirment qu’il n’y a PAS de troisième vague!

  Depuis deux semaines, c’est la panique totale au sein du gouvernement Legault.  C’est la fin du monde.  Le nombre de cas est en hausse à travers la province.  Le gouvernement Legault et ses amis journalistes martèlent qu’une troisième vague est en train de frapper le Québec de plein fouet.  Leur campagne de peur se poursuit sur les ondes de TVA « Poubelles ».  Selon eux, les variants représentent la nouvelle menace apocalyptique.  Au lieu de prendre ses responsabilités, notre petit comptable sans envergure cherche des coupables.  Mais, c’est sa mauvaise gouvernance qui est le seul responsable de ce fiasco.    Il ne… read more LEDUC : Même les docteurs affirment qu’il n’y a PAS de troisième vague!

Study: Coronavirus Fatality Rate Lower than Expected, Close to Flu’s 0.1%

    The fatal and highly contagious novel coronavirus has spread faster but is less deadly than official data imply, the Economist magazine reported over the weekend, citing a new study. On Saturday, the Economist reported that the fact that the illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the United States could be “good news.” “If millions of people were infected weeks ago without dying, the virus must be less deadly than official data suggest,” the magazine determined, using graphs to suggest the faster the disease spreads and hits its peak, the fewer people will die. The Economist… read more Study: Coronavirus Fatality Rate Lower than Expected, Close to Flu’s 0.1%

Il n’y a pire aveugle que celui qui ne veut pas voir

  Nous aurions pu penser – plus de neuf mois dans la pandémie de covid-19 – que nous en avions fini avec les modèles épidémiologiques qui envisageaient les pires scénarios de contagion et de mortalité. Contre toute attente, certains économistes produisent encore rétroactivement des modèles prédictifs comme celui du CREATE, et trouvent de surcroit des journalistes pour célébrer un sauvetage de vies largement imaginaire et pour proclamer la victoire économique du Québec sur la Suède – pays qui a privilégié la distanciation sociale libre plutôt que le confinement. Au début de la pandémie, toutes les spéculations étaient recevables, des plus optimistes… read more Il n’y a pire aveugle que celui qui ne veut pas voir

Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus

Abstract Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in China in 2002 and spread to other countries before brought under control. Because of a concern for reemergence or a deliberate release of the SARS coronavirus, vaccine development was initiated. Evaluations of an inactivated whole virus vaccine in ferrets and nonhuman primates and a virus-like-particle vaccine in mice induced protection against infection but challenged animals exhibited an immunopathologic-type lung disease. Design Four candidate vaccines for humans with or without alum adjuvant were evaluated in a mouse model of SARS, a VLP vaccine, the vaccine given to ferrets and NHP, another whole… read more Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus