Reader’s Links for July 28, 2021

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  1. https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/what-happens-when-doctors-cant-speak
    M. Thanks to Citizen Free Press
    ………….
    I always thought that if you lived through a revolution it would be obvious to everyone. As it turns out, that’s not true. Revolutions can be bloodless, incremental and subtle. And they don’t require a strongman. They just require a sufficient number of well-positioned true believers and cowards, like those sitting in the C-suite of nearly every major institution in American life.

    That’s one of the lessons I have learned over the past few years as the institutions that have upheld the liberal order — our publishing houses, our universities, our schools, our non-profits, our tech companies — have embraced a Manichean ideology that divides people by identity and punishes anyone that doesn’t adhere to every aspect of that orthodoxy.

    This is wrong when it happens at a company Apple or Condé Nast. But there are sectors where the stakes of the ideological takeover are higher. Like K-12 education.

    Readers of this newsletter know that I’ve been particularly focused on it. In part, this is because the legacy press is ignoring or lying about the story. In part it’s because the stakes feel so high.

    But if any area is more urgent, it is the world of medicine, where the ability to speak truthfully is quite literally a matter of life and death. Without being able to discuss reality and take intellectual risks, it’s impossible to get to the truth. No truth, no medical progress.

    For several months, I have been talking to a group of doctors who are alarmed at what they are witnessing in some of the top medical schools and hospitals in the country. It was clear that this was a story that deserved to be told. And Katie Herzog was the perfect person to pursue it.

    Katie could have had a career as a stand-up, but for some reason she decided to become a journalist. And she is a fearless one. I first learned of her work when she was writing for The Stranger in Seattle, covering topics including detransition, the scandal at Evergreen State College, and the impact of what we now call cancel culture on some small businesses in the Pacific Northwest. She is now, along with Jesse Singal, the host of a podcast called Blocked and Reported.
    ……………..
    ‘People Are Afraid to Speak Honestly’
    They meet once a month on Zoom: a dozen doctors from around the country with distinguished careers in different specialities. They vary in ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Some work for the best hospitals in the U.S. or teach at top medical schools. Others are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations in their communities.

    The meetings are largely a support group. The members share their concerns about what’s going on in their hospitals and universities, and strategize about what to do. What is happening, they say, is the rapid spread of a deeply illiberal ideology in the country’s most important medical institutions.

    This dogma goes by many imperfect names — wokeness, social justice, critical race theory, anti-racism — but whatever it’s called, the doctors say this ideology is stifling critical thinking and dissent in the name of progress. They say that it’s turning students against their teachers and patients and racializing even the smallest interpersonal interactions. Most concerning, they insist that it is threatening the foundations of patient care, of research, and of medicine itself.

    These aren’t secret bigots who long for the “good old days” that were bad for so many. They are largely politically progressive, and they are the first to say that there are inequities in medicine that must be addressed. Sometimes it’s overt racism from colleagues or patients, but more often the problem is deeper, baked into the very systems clinicians use to determine treatment.

    “There’s a calculator that people have used for decades that predicts the likelihood of having a successful vaginal delivery after you’ve had a cesarean,” one obstetrician in the Northeast told me. “You put in the age of the person, how much they weigh, and their race. And if they’re black, it calculates that they are less likely to have successful vaginal delivery. That means clinicians are more likely to counsel black patients to get c-sections, a surgery they might not actually need.”

    There’s no biological reason for race to be a factor here, which is why the calculator just changed this year. But this is an example of how system-wide bias can harm black mothers, who are two to three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women even when you control for factors like income and education, which often make racial disparities disappear.

    But while this obstetrician and others see the problems endemic in their field, they’re also alarmed by the dogma currently spreading throughout medical schools and hospitals.

    I’ve heard from doctors who’ve been reported to their departments for criticizing residents for being late. (It was seen by their trainees as an act of racism.) I’ve heard from doctors who’ve stopped giving trainees honest feedback for fear of retaliation. I’ve spoken to those who have seen clinicians and residents refuse to treat patients based on their race or their perceived conservative politics.

    Some of these doctors say that there is a “purge” underway in the world of American medicine: question the current orthodoxy and you will be pushed out. They are so worried about the dangers of speaking out about their concerns that they will not let me identify them except by the region of the country where they work.

    “People are afraid to speak honestly,” said a doctor who immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union. “It’s like back to the USSR, where you could only speak to the ones you trust.” If the authorities found out, you could lose your job, your status, you could go to jail or worse. The fear here is not dissimilar.

    When doctors do speak out, shared another, “the reaction is savage. And you better be tenured and you better have very thick skin.”

    “We’re afraid of what’s happening to other people happening to us,” a doctor on the West Coast told me. “We are seeing people being fired. We are seeing people’s reputations being sullied. There are members of our group who say, ‘I will be asked to leave a board. I will endanger the work of the nonprofit that I lead if this comes out.’ People are at risk of being totally marginalized and having to leave their institutions.”

    While the hyper focus on identity is seen by many proponents of social justice ideology as a necessary corrective to America’s past sins, some people working in medicine are deeply concerned by what “justice” and “equity” actually look like in practice.

    “The intellectual foundation for this movement is the Marxist view of the world, but stripped of economics and replaced with race determinism,” one psychologist explained. “Because you have a huge group of people, mostly people of color, who have been underserved, it was inevitable that this model was going to be applied to the world of medicine. And it has been.”

    ‘Whole Areas of Research Are Off-Limits’

    “Wokeness feels like an existential threat,” a doctor from the Northwest said. “In health care, innovation depends on open, objective inquiry into complex problems, but that’s now undermined by this simplistic and racialized worldview where racism is seen as the cause of all disparities, despite robust data showing it’s not that simple.”

    “Whole research areas are off-limits,” he said, adding that some of what is being published in the nation’s top journals is “shoddy as hell.”

    Here, he was referring in part to a study published last year in the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences. The study was covered all over the news, with headlines like “Black Newborns More Likely to Die When Looked After by White Doctors” (CNN), “The Lack of Black Doctors is Killing Black Babies” (Fortune), and “Black Babies More Likely to Survive when Cared for by Black Doctors” (The Guardian).

    Despite these breathless headlines, the study was so methodologically flawed that, according to several of the doctors I spoke with, it’s impossible to extrapolate any conclusions about how the race of the treating doctor impacts patient outcomes at all. And yet very few people were willing to publicly criticize it. As Vinay Prasad, a clinician and a professor at the University of California San Francisco, put it on Twitter: “I am aware of dozens of people who agree with my assessment of this paper and are scared to comment.”

  2. https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/med-schools-are-now-denying-biological

    M. Thanks to Citizen Free Press…The Lunatics really ARE running the asylum.. M. de Sade R.I.P.
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    During a recent endocrinology course at a top medical school in the University of California system, a professor stopped mid-lecture to apologize for something he’d said at the beginning of class.

    “I don’t want you to think that I am in any way trying to imply anything, and if you can summon some generosity to forgive me, I would really appreciate it,” the physician says in a recording provided by a student in the class (whom I’ll call Lauren). “Again, I’m very sorry for that. It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone. The worst thing that I can do as a human being is be offensive.”

    His offense: using the term “pregnant women.”

    “I said ‘when a woman is pregnant,’ which implies that only women can get pregnant and I most sincerely apologize to all of you.”

    It wasn’t the first time Lauren had heard an instructor apologize for using language that, to most Americans, would seem utterly inoffensive. Words like “male” and “female.”

    Why would medical school professors apologize for referring to a patient’s biological sex? Because, Lauren explains, in the context of her medical school “acknowledging biological sex can be considered transphobic.”

    When sex is acknowledged by her instructors, it’s sometimes portrayed as a social construct, not a biological reality, she says. In a lecture on transgender health, an instructor declared: “Biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender are all constructs. These are all constructs that we have created.”

    In other words, some of the country’s top medical students are being taught that humans are not, like other mammals, a species comprising two sexes. The notion of sex, they are learning, is just a man-made creation.

    The idea that sex is a social construct may be interesting debate fodder in an anthropology class. But in medicine, the material reality of sex really matters, in part because the refusal to acknowledge sex can have devastating effects on patient outcomes.

    In 2019, the New England Journal of Medicine reported the case of a 32-year-old transgender man who went to an ER complaining of abdominal pain. While the patient disclosed he was transgender, his medical records did not. He was simply a man. The triage nurse determined that the patient, who was obese, was in pain because he’d stopped taking a medication meant to relieve hypertension. This was no emergency, she decided. She was wrong: The patient was, in fact, pregnant and in labor. By the time hospital staff realized that, it was too late. The baby was dead. And the patient, despite his own shock at being pregnant, was shattered.

    Professors Running Scared of Students

    To Dana Beyer, a trans activist in Maryland who is also a retired surgeon, such stories illustrate how vital it is that sex, not just gender identity — how someone perceives their gender — is taken into consideration in medicine. “The practice of medicine is based in scientific reality, which includes sex, but not gender,” Beyer says. “The more honest a patient is with their physician, the better the odds for a positive outcome.”

    The denial of sex doesn’t help anyone, perhaps least of all transgender patients who require special treatment. But, Lauren says, instructors who discuss sex risk complaints from their students — which is why, she thinks, many don’t. “I think there’s a small percentage of instructors who are true believers. But most of them are probably just scared of their students,” she says.

    And for good reason. Her medical school hosts an online forum in which students correct their instructors for using terms like “male” and “female” or “breastfeed” instead of “chestfeed.” Students can lodge their complaints in real time during lectures. After one class, Lauren says, she heard that a professor was so upset by students calling her out for using “male” and “female” that she started crying.

    Then there are the petitions. At the beginning of the year, students circulated a number of petitions designed to, as Lauren puts it, “name and shame” instructors for “wrongspeak.”

    One was delivered after a lecture on chromosomal disorders in which the professor used the pronouns “she” and “her” as well as the terms “father” and “son,” all of which, according to the students, are “cisnormative.” After the petition was delivered, the instructor emailed the class, noting that while she had consulted with a member of the school’s LGBTQ Committee prior to the lecture, she was sorry for using such “binary” language. Another petition was delivered after an instructor referred to “a man changing into a woman,” which, according to the students, incorrectly assumed that the trans woman wasn’t always a woman. But, as Lauren points out, “if trans women were born women, why would they need to transition?”

    This phenomenon — of students policing teachers; of students being treated as the authorities over and above their teachers — has had consequences.

    “Since the petitions were sent out, instructors have been far more proactive about ‘correcting’ their slides in advance or sending out emails to the school listserv if any upcoming material has ‘outdated’ terminology,” Lauren tells me. “At first, compliance is demanded from outside, and eventually the instructors become trained to police their own language proactively.”

    In one point in the semester, a faculty member sent out a preemptive email warning students about forthcoming lectures containing language that doesn’t align with the school’s “approach to gender inclusivity and gender/sex antioppression.” That language included the term “premenopausal women.” In the future, the professor promised, this would be updated to “premenopausal people.”

    Lauren also says young doctors are being taught to declare their pronouns upon meeting patients and ask for patients’ pronouns in return. This was echoed by a recent graduate of Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. “Everything was about pronouns,” the student said. The student objected to this, thinking most patients would be confused or offended by a doctor asking them what their pronouns were, but she never said so — at least not publicly. “It was impossible to push back without worrying about getting expelled,” she told me.

    This hypersensitivity is undermining medical training. And many of these students are likely not even aware that their education is being informed by ideology.

    “Take abdominal aortic aneurysms,” Lauren says. “These are four times as likely to occur in males than females, but this very significant difference wasn’t emphasized. I had to look it up, and I don’t have the time to look up the sex predominance for the hundreds of diseases I’m expected to know. I’m not even sure what I’m not being taught, and unless my classmates are as skeptical as I am, they probably aren’t aware either.”

    Other conditions that present differently and at different rates in males and females include hernias, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and asthma, among many others. Males and females also have different normal ranges for kidney function, which impacts drug dosage. They have different symptoms during heart attacks: males complain of chest pain, while women experience fatigue, dizziness, and indigestion. In other words: biological sex is a hugely important factor in knowing what ails patients and how to properly treat them.

  3. https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/26/five-years-later-the-spawn-of-crossfire-hurricane/

    M. Thanks to Citizen Free Press! I will not apologize for the length as ALL of it must be read. IMHO the enemy direly want us to start a kinetic war so that they can remove us all. yet will peaceful means accomplish the overturn and the punishment of these criminals who know well what they have done?

    Five years ago this week, Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, boarded a train in Washington, D.C. bound for Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention was in chaos after WikiLeaks released emails that showed party officials rigged the primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton.

    Bernie Sanders supporters were mutinous; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then-head of the Democratic National Committee, resigned on July 25, 2016.

    Simpson and his business partner hightailed it to the City of Brotherly Love to woo the media away from the escalating scandal. The well-connected pair met with top journalists and editors, including New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, to spin a dark tale about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia including rumors of prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.

    It worked like a charm.

    “The WikiLeaks dump had forced every publication to devote multiple reporters to dig through the cache of emails,” Simpson wrote in his 2019 book, Crime in Progress. Simpson bragged of his success. “The Russia element was beginning to snap into focus.”

    While Fusion spin masters were doing damage control in Philadelphia, their hired British source, Christopher Steele, was in Washington, D.C., meeting with a top Justice Department official. Steele was being paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign while working as an FBI source at the same time.

    On July 30, 2016, Steele met with Bruce Ohr, the assistant deputy attorney general, to discuss his dirt-digging on Donald Trump. Also present at the breakfast: Nellie Ohr, Bruce’s wife, who also was working for Fusion GPS on the Trump hit job.

    The next day, James Comey’s FBI opened a counterintelligence probe into Donald Trump’s campaign team. Steele’s unsubstantiated dossier on Team Trump’s ties to the Kremlin served as the pretext to infiltrate, spy on, and destabilize Trump’s presidential campaign.

    That last week of July 2016 exposed the seamless and shameless web of paid political operatives, top news organizations, Democratic Party honchos, and the upper tier of the most powerful government agencies in the country. It culminated with the official launch of Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, an investigation ostensibly about four campaign associates’ collusion with Russia but which, in reality, targeted Trump himself.

    For the past five years, Donald Trump and the country have been subjected to various iterations of Crossfire Hurricane: Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, numerous U.S. Senate and House inquiries, the first and second impeachment trials, and countless media microaggressions sought to achieve what Comey’s FBI ultimately did not—the personal and political destruction of Donald Trump.

    The Capitol breach probe, the title of the Justice Department’s “unprecedented” investigation into the events of January 6, is the latest version of Crossfire Hurricane. Tuesday’s maiden meeting of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee on January 6 provides the stage where partisan actors will overdramatize what happened that day. Attention-seeking police officers will emote about the psychological trauma they suffer from the roughly four-hour disturbance, which, by the way, largely was stoked by police officers themselves.

    Trump, the public would be told over and over, incited it all.

    But this time, Donald Trump isn’t the only one in the crosshairs. Democrats, the media, and plenty of Republicans have leveraged every moment of January 6 not only to finish off the former president but also his supporters in Congress and across the nation. More than 500 Americans have been arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol protest, and Joe Biden’s Justice Department isn’t done yet.

    The five-year arc from July 2016 to July 2021 is stunning.

    It took less than five years from the time the Justice Department told a secret court that Carter Page was a foreign agent to the Justice Department telling a federal judge that a working-class Trump supporter from Florida is a domestic terrorist.

    It took less than five years from the time the FBI ambushed National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in the White House to the FBI ambushing Iraq war veterans and Alaskan spa owners in their own homes. And it took less than five years from the time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was placed in solitary confinement under a pre-trial detention order to dozens of Trump supporters languishing in solitary confinement conditions in jail under pre-trial detention orders for mostly nonviolent crimes.

    Meanwhile, those protected by the legal system and the news media roam free—and continue to rake in the dough.

    Hunter Biden for years acted as a pass through between corrupt foreign regimes and the Biden family’s flush bank account. But while Biden still faces no criminal charges related to his overseas grift—in fact, we just learned federal prosecutors delayed any overt action to keep an investigation into Hunter Biden concealed until after the 2020 election—Tom Barrack, the chairman of Trump’s 2016 inaugural committee, was indicted on July 20 for several counts of foreign lobbying violations and obstruction of justice.

    The investigation into Barrack, who was released after posting a $250 million bond, began under Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who took the reins of Crossfire Hurricane. “The special counsel’s work put a spotlight on violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, and led to a greater effort by the Justice Department to enforce it,” the New York Times reported last week. “The law requires those who work for foreign governments, political parties or other entities to influence American policy or public opinion to disclose their activities to the department.”

    Except if your last name is “Biden” or “Podesta.” Hunter Biden worked as an unregistered foreign lobbyist disguised as a “board member” for years, pocketing millions while his father was vice president and continuing after the “Big Guy” left office; he now collects steep fees for his artwork.

    Tony Podesta, a longtime D.C. lobbyist and brother of John Podesta, was investigated by Mueller for violating foreign lobbying rules but not charged. He just signed a lucrative gig lobbying for Huawei, a Chinese telecom company at odds with the U.S. government.

    It’s unclear how Barrack, a billionaire, profited from his alleged lobbying activity, or even if the accusations laid out by prosecutors represent legitimate “lobbying.” But none of it matters. The only thing that matters is Barrack’s longtime friendship with the Beltway’s bogeyman, Donald Trump.

    Just ask Rudy Giuliani or Roger Stone or Mike Flynn or anyone in Trump’s inner circle how that works.

    As cases pile up against Trump pals and supporters, no charges are forthcoming for Hunter Biden. Ditto for the corrupt architects of Crossfire Hurricane. John Durham, the U.S. attorney appointed in 2019 to investigate the origins of Crossfire Hurricane, seemingly has disappeared. Trump-Russia collusion perpetrators such as Lisa Monaco and Avril Haines, not to mention Joe Biden himself, now hold powerful posts in the federal government so they can continue what they started five years ago.

    And, like five years ago, when Glenn Simpson and the Democrats used Trump-Russia collusion to obscure a legitimate scandal and then destroy Donald Trump, the Capitol breach probe and January 6 select committee are the diversion from a real American scandal: a rigged presidential election that gave Joe Biden the White House. The media, as usual, is playing along, insisting January 6 was a terror attack comparable to 9/11 while claims of election fraud are a “Big Lie.”

    The only question now is—will it work?

  4. At around 41 minutes this experienced trader explains his take on the violent dynamic of silver. It pertains to industrial users being compelled to stock up on their thousand-ounce bars in case of future supply-chain interruptions. This dynamic bleeds then into the retail market…

    https://youtu.be/1jUU94NZgOU

  5. Bolcheviks and True Believers, you said it, sista:

    https://www.yourdictionary.com/true-believer

    Frightening beasts when based on a hostile ideology, and close to you. I’m starting to hear it, now: “…the unvaccinated are spreading Covid-19 and endangering the rest of us…”

    And I’m not hearing this just from the radio man, no, but in real life right next to me. People close. And I don’t think they’re kidding.

    “…we can transmit a disease we don’t have to those who are immunized against it…”.

    What a diabolical mess.

  6. (Richard: This is a must read for all Americans)

    Is Joe Biden closing Gitmo, only to open ‘Gitmo 2.0’ … for Republicans? – Liberty Unyielding
    Guest Post
    9-11 minutes

    Is Joe Biden closing Gitmo, only to open ‘Gitmo 2.0’ … for Republicans?

    Paul Allard Hodgkins (Image: YouTube screen grab)

    By Wes Walker

    Remember when Joe Biden, ever the jokester, promised to serve as the president of all Americans, adding with a wink and a grin “and not just Republicans”?

    For those who have forgotten, here is left-wing blog Slate lamenting that Biden was being too gracious to the Right and protesting that he wasn’t running as a hard leftist.

    The central theme of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been that he is uniquely capable of uniting our politically polarized country around some semblance of common values. But in recent months, he’s leaned heavily on one specific variation of that message, telling voters: “I’ll be a president for all Americans. Not just the ones who vote for me.” He’s repeated the line, or versions of it, on social media, during town halls, and in his addresses. He included a riff on it in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, during which he said it was a president’s job “to represent all of us, not just our base or our party.” In his speech last week commemorating the anniversary of Gettysburg, he said: “I am running as a proud Democrat. But I will govern as an American president.”

    Trending: Trump is right about the infrastructure bills

    … But we shouldn’t overlook the fact that when Biden says he will be a “president for all Americans,” he is in effect also making a very specific public policy promise. Namely, voters won’t have to worry about being punished just because their state didn’t happen to vote for him.

    Slate had nothing to worry about. Biden has been more than happy to serve as the vindictive hard-left authoritarian their shriveled little hearts so desperately craved.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/07/27/is-joe-biden-closing-gitmo-only-to-open-gitmo-2-0-for-republicans/

    • “The Tunnel That Swallowed Thousands – A Closer Look at the Deadly Aftermath of the ZhengZhou Flood”
      Inconvenient Truths by Jennifer Zeng – July 26, 2021

    • global news – Canadian officials prodding the unvaccinated to get their COVID-19 shot

      As the more contagious Delta variant spreads further among unvaccinated individuals, Canada’s top doctors and politicians are trying to persuade more Canadians to take their COVID-19 vaccines if they haven’t already.

      Canada already has about 66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country – more than enough to fully vaccinate everyone in it. But 20 per cent of Canadians still have yet to take a shot.

      As Mike Le Couteur reports, officials are trying coerce the vaccine hesitant, by warning them about what they can and cannot do without one.

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      Mike Brian 9 hour ago

      For the first time In history you can transmit a disease you do not have to someone who is immunized against it
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    • ctv news – Different rules for unvaccinated students, staff in Ontario

      Here’s what to expect in September for eligible students in Ontario who don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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      Krista 31 minutes ago

      What’s the difference between the truth and a conspiracy theory?
      ...about 6 months

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    • FRANCE PR4VD4 – France : seuls les élèves non vaccinés auront cours à distance si un cas de Covid-19 est détecté

      Ce mercredi matin, le ministre de l’#éducation français a présenté le nouveau protocole sanitaire.
      Principale mesure annoncée par Jean-Michel Blanquer : les collégiens et lycéens non vaccinés auront cours à distance si un cas de Covid19 est détecté dans leur classe.

      Les vaccinés continueront quant à eux à avoir cours en présentiel.

      + comments on the YT page

    • Douglas Murray predicts 2020s will filled with endless COVID restrictions

      ‘The Madness of Crowds’ tells ‘Fox & Friends’ that the years ahead will be filled with consistent government intervention in people’s lives

      • We have a pandemic
        Because they didn’t build a wall
        A crime epidemic
        Where the Public takes the fall:
        Prevented in the wrong place
        A Priviledge of Face
        We have a pandemic
        That is stealing from us all.

    • NYT – Google mandates vaccines for employees and delays its return to the office to October.

      Google said Wednesday that it would require employees who returned to the company’s offices to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. It also said it would push back its official return-to-office date to mid-October from September, joining a host of other companies whose plans have been scrambled in recent days by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

      Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, was expected to announce the news Wednesday morning in a note to employees, which was reviewed by The New York Times.

      “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep ourselves and our communities healthy in the months ahead,” Mr. Pichai wrote. He added that the vaccine mandate would apply to U.S. office locations “in the coming weeks” and to other regions “in the coming months.”

      Google has more than 144,000 employees globally. A Google spokeswoman said the company did not have any current vaccination rates to share, though Mr. Pichai wrote that it was “encouraging to see very high vaccination rates” among employees in places where vaccines were widely available.

      Mr. Pichai also said in the note that Google’s voluntary work-from-home policy was being extended through Oct. 18. Previously, employees had been planning to return in September, though no specific date had been set.

      “We recognize that many Googlers are seeing spikes in their communities caused by the Delta variant and are concerned about returning to the office,” Mr. Pichai wrote. “This extension will allow us time to ramp back into work while providing flexibility for those who need it.”

      The decision followed a similar announcement from Apple, which said last week that it would push back the date by which employees would need to return to its offices, to October from September.

      Some Google employees have been returning to work in the office on a voluntary basis. In California, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus has surged, workers began donning masks in Google offices again.

      Silicon Valley tech companies like Google led the push to remote work in the beginning of the pandemic, but Google has not fully pivoted away from office work, and it has said that it expects most employees to eventually return to in-person work at least three days a week.

      The company said in March that it would spend $1 billion on California developments this year, including two office complexes in Mountain View. It is also building a 7.3 million-square-foot office space in San Jose.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/business/google-return-to-office-masks.html

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      TGH emergency room doctor: ‘If you don’t have a vaccine, you’re going to get COVID.’

    • MSNBC – Dr. Emanuel On Mutations Evading Vaccines: ‘It Would Be Very Problematic’

      Former Biden transition Covid-19 advisory board member, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, joined Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the CDC’s new guidance recommending indoor mask use in areas with high coronavirus transmission rates, and the possibility of mutations evading vaccine effectiveness.

      Savannah Mayor Van Johnson explains why he reinstated a mask mandate in his city, and NBC’s Shaq Brewster, Heidi Przybyla, and Geoff Bennett report from across the country with the latest on the pandemic.

    • zero hedge – USA Today Scrubs Passage Suggesting Vaccinated Individuals May Spread COVID With ‘Higher Levels’ Of Virus

      “NBC News, citing unnamed officials aware of the decision, reported it comes after new data suggests vaccinated individuals could have higher levels of virus and infect others amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus,” the USA Today reported in a passage that was later scrubbed from an article.

      […]New data suggests “VACCINATED individuals could have higher levels of virus and infect others amid the surge of cases driven by the delta variant”

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      twitter @RWMaloneMD

      This is cruical information, if true.

      Increased titers in previously vaccinated individuals is precisely what one would predict during the waning phase of the immunity post vaccination if antibody dependent enhancement was occuring.

      https://twitter.com/RWMaloneMD/status/1420390188988223488
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      https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/usa-today-scrubs-new-evidence-suggesting-covid-vaccine-may-spread-virus

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      zero hedge – CDC Director Hints At ‘Health Passes’, Warns COVID May Be “Few Mutations” Away From Evading Vaccines

      […]Rochelle Walensky told reporters during a teleconference on Tuesday that her biggest concern is that the CCP virus may be “just a few mutations” away from being able to evade vaccines.

      […]But the big concern is the next variant that might emerge,

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      twitter @JohnBerman

      JUST NOW:“That may very well be a path forward. ”

      @CDCDirector on European-style health passes allowing extra access for people who are vaccinated.

      + VIDEO

      https://twitter.com/JohnBerman/status/1420395746260619274
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      https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/cdc-director-fearmongers-covid-may-be-few-mutations-away-evading-vaccines

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      CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Addresses the Community Preventive Services Task Force

      […]evidence on the effectiveness and economic benefits of community-based intervention approaches.

      […]preparing for future health threats

    • CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Says it DOES Track COVID Breakthrough Cases

      Dr. Rochelle Walensky explains why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course and is now recommending all people wear masks indoors in certain settings.

    • reuters -Tanzania president launches vaccination drive

      Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan received her COVID-19 vaccine in public, in the most decisive signal yet of a break from the policies of her late predecessor who repeatedly dismissed the threat of the pandemic.

    • Youths vaccinate despite family doubts

      At public schools in New York City, health officials want to make it as easy as possible for students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the school year starts.

    • AMA past president backs CDC mask guidance

      The past president of the American Medical Association says the delta variant of COVID-19 has changed the landscape. She backs the CDC’s new guidance and a return to mask wearing for many.

    • ctv news – Pfizer claims 3rd dose boosts safety against Delta variant

      New data today from Pfizer shows that a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine can significantly boost protection against the Delta variant.

    • McConnell bemoans COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

      Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell blamed misinformation for the low rates of COVID-19 vaccination among Americans, which are fueling a rise in coronavirus cases, particularly in Republican-dominated states.

    • twitter @PhilHollowayEsq

      Let this sink in.

      All that new @CDCgov @CDCDirector #Fauci #mask “guidance” and new “the science” from “the experts” yesterday allegedly based on #delta transmissibility – none was based on data from actual HUMANS.

      None.

      They used “organoids”grown from stem cells.

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      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7ZNkWLWEAE-QjI?format=png&name=small

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      twitter @AWokeZombie

      If you arent following this, you’re missing all the fun.

      Cliff notes:

      CDC used some Indian study to push masks on 163million

      Turned out, Indian Study was REJECTED during peer review

      Now CDC got caught and is deleting comments.

      Now Indian Study is back “under review”

      They never used any humans. they used models and stem cells to determine infectiveness. Everything was invitro.

      But, ScIeNcE!

      https://twitter.com/AWokeZombie/status/1420408142861635586

    • CNBC – Covid immunity wanes 6 months after the Pfizer vaccine

      Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla joins The Exchange to discuss new developments with his company’s Covid vaccine, one of the two mRNA vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S.

      The company is reporting new data about waning immunity and protection against severe disease six months after getting the shot.

      Because of this, the company hopes for FDA emergency authorization for a booster dose.

      “They take the data very seriously,” Bourla says about the FDA emergency authorization approval process.

      + comments on the YT page

    • ctv news – Ont. man forced to fly home because he mixed vaccines

      An Ontario man flew to Trinidad only to be turned around and forced to fly home because his vaccine mix is not approved in that country.

    • sky news australia – Strike force investigating protest plans

      New South Wales police have issued a stark warning to protesters planning to attend a second illegal march.

      A special strike force is preparing to deploy new methods to stop demonstrators from returning to Sydney’s streets.

      Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon said, “we have deployed significant intelligence assets and other police methodology has been deployed to gather as much information about those activities as possible”.

      “We’re certainly reaching out to people who we know like to organise these types of activities.”

      Anyone with information about illegal protest activity has been asked to lodge a report on the Crime Stoppers online portal.

    • the gateway pundit – Inventor of mRNA Vaccine: Some Covid Vaccines Make the Virus More Dangerous

      […]New data suggests that fully vaccinated individuals are not just contracting COVID, but could be carrying higher levels of virus than previously understood, facilitating spread, my NBC News colleagues are reporting. New indoor masking guidance expected today.

      Dr. Malone has warned of this risk for several months. What are we to do? Malone says that instead of relying on the flawed vaccines, Doctors should use drugs for treating Covid that have proved effective, such as Ivermectin (more about that following the video), is neutralizing Covid:

      +10 min VIDEO

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/inventor-mrna-vaccine-covid-vaccines-make-virus-dangerous/

  7. US Navy: Mishaps on the increase. Why?
    1 day ago Brad Johnson

    https://intelreform.org/2021/07/27/us-navy-mishaps-on-the-increase-why/

    (Richard: There is a good side and a bad side to this information. The Bad side is we are in no position to help or Far Eastern Allies fight China and preserve their freedom. (Given 2 years of catastrophic floods and sever typhoons China is in desperate need of liquid capital but will have a hard time fighting a foreign war).

    The good news is that with the US military in such poor shape it can’t be used to crack down on the conservative protests.Hang on and continue to fight for our rights, things are looking bad but there are some good signs also.)

    • Says something went wrong – try reloading – nothing happens, I guess I am not suppose to know what is being said.

    • I hear what he is saying and what Brad said in the video I posted earlier, however I am not sure that their projections are correct. I don’t doubt we aren’t prepared for a war with China (or anyone else) but China is using one third to half of their training time teaching communism just as the US is teaching cultural Marxism. Some of our ships are in poor repair but the Chinese Naval Vessels were designed and built by the same command structure that designed and build the dams and tunnels that just killed so many Chinese People.

      I have serious doubts about the combat readiness of the Chinese military, China is currently sticking a body appendage into the meat grinder called Afghanistan. This is the same military who last year had their heads handed to them by and unarmed Indian force that the Chinese outnumbered 2 to 1. Yes the Obama/Biden destruction of the US military has hurt us and hurt us badly but has it dropped us down to the level of China or below the level of China? That is the big question that no one can answer,

    • AFTER POLICE TESTIMONY TO THE 1/6 COMMITTEE, IS IT TIME TO DECLARE THE GOP A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION?
      Keith Olbermann – July 27, 2021

      • Same Old, Same Old.
        Capitol Hill Conspiracy
        Jack Cashill – March 30, 2010

        The left has been using race-based agitprop for a century. The media conspiracy that emerged from the Capitol Hill protest on the Obamacare vote is a classic case of the same.

  8. “Don Lemon says unvaccinated should not be able to go to grocery stores, entertainment, or work…”
    Citizen Free Press – July 27, 2021

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