Reader’s Links for August 30 2021

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  1. zero hedge – Protest Against Mandatory Vaxxing Turns Violent In Greece, 47 Detained

    On Sunday, protesters in Athens clashed with police against mandatory vaccination measures that go into effect on Sept. 1.

    […]Police said unruly protesters “threw objects” at police, and riot control response teams had to use tear gas, stun grenades, and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

  2. twitter @disclosetv

    JUST IN – Corona not likely cause of death in 80 percent of official covid deaths reported in Germany since early July, according to Prof. Dr. Bertram Häussler, head of the independent health research institute IGES in Berlin (WELT)

    „Corona bei 80 Prozent der offiziellen Covid-Toten wohl nicht Todesursache“

    Berechnungen von Mediziner Bertram Häussler besagen: Bei einem Großteil der vom RKI gemeldeten Corona-Toten sei offen, woran sie gestorben sind – die Sterbestatistik werde zunehmend verzerrt. Trotz steigender Infektionszahlen schließt er künftig eine „massive Sterblichkeit“ aus.

    WELT: Herr Häussler, wie ernst muss man die Covid-Todesfälle nehmen, die das Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI) täglich meldet?

    Bertram Häussler: Da sprechen die Zahlen für sich. Momentan meldet das RKI täglich etwa acht Menschen, die direkt an Corona gestorben sein dürften. Das ist ein leichter Anstieg, vor sechs bis acht Wochen waren es täglich nur zwei. Dem gegenüber wurden auf dem Höhepunkt der zweiten Welle täglich bis zu 1200 Tote gemeldet. Halten wir also fest: Die Sterbezahlen sind sehr niedrig, und – man muss es leider sagen – auch diese Zahl liegt noch zu hoch. Es werden mehr Todesfälle gemeldet, als tatsächlich an Corona gestorben sind.

    ( behind paywall )
    Bei 80 Prozent der Covid-Verstorbenen Corona wohl nicht die Todesursache“

    Der Mediziner Bertram Häussler ist Leiter des unabhängigen
    Gesundheitsforschungsinstituts IGES Berlin. Von ihm und seinem Team wird seit August 2020 der “Pandemie-Monitor” erstellt. Nun hat das Institut ermittelt, dass bei einem Großteil der vom RKI gemeldeten Covid-Toten offen ist, woran die Menschen tatsächlich gestorben sind.

    Im Interview mit der “Welt” erklärt Häussler, dass bei rund 80 Prozent der offiziellen Covid-Verstorben, die seit Juli vom RKI gemeldet wurden, die Corona Infektion schon länger als 5 Wochen zurücklag. Deshalb sei davon auszugehen, dass Corona nicht die wirkliche Todesursache war.

    Ursache liegt im Meldesystem und in der Zählweise
    Der Leiter des IGES Instituts erklärt im Gespräch mit der “Welt”, wie diese hohe Zahl an falsch gemeldeten Covid-Toten zustande kommen kann. Es gebe in Deutschland mittlerweile ca. 3,8 Millionen Menschen, die eine Infektion mit dem Corona Virus überlebt haben. Rein rechnerisch sterben von diesen 3,8 Millionen Genesene etwa 100 Menschen pro Tag an anderen Todesursachen.

    Es komme dann aber vor, dass solche Todesfälle vor Monaten in einem Gesundheitsamt einer Corona Infektion zugordnet waren. Diese Menschen gehen dann dennoch in die Statistik der Corona-Toten ein. Dabei könne es sich auch um einen sehr alten Menschen handeln, der sich zwar in 2020 infiziert hatte, aber jetzt an Herzversagen verstorben sei, so der Mediziner.

    Die Problematik sei dem RKI zwar bekannt und wird auch bestätigt, aber man wolle dort sichergehen, dass kein Corona-Toter in der Statistik fehlt, erklärt Häussler.

    Andere Länder arbeiten mit Fristen
    Häussler erklärt weiter, dass andere Länder mit Fristen arbeiten, ab wann ein Verstorbener, der sich schon einmal mit Corona infiziert hatte, nicht mehr als Covid-Toter gezählt wird. In England werden nur jene als Covid-Verstorbene gezählt, die sich in den letzten vier Wochen vor dem Tod mit Corona infiziert hatten. Liegt die Corona Infektion länger als vier Wochen vor dem Sterbezeitpunkt zurück, geht der Verstorbene nicht in die Corona-Sterbestatistik mit ein.

    Eigene Datenbank ermöglicht Zuordnung
    Eine eigene Datenbank ermöglicht die Zuordnung von Corona-Todesfällen zu einem Infektionsdatum. In dieser speziellen Datenbank wird tagesaktuell die gesamte RKI-Statistik gesammelt und jeder Tag gesondert ausgewertet. Dies ermöglicht “den als gestorbenen Gemeldeten ein Infektionsdatum zuzuordnen”, so Häussler. Mit der regulären RKI Datenbank sei das nicht möglich, da sich die Zahlen überlagern.

    Auch aktuell gemeldete Todesfälle zu hoch
    Aktuell meldet das RKI etwa 8 Todesfälle täglich. Vor sechs bis acht Wochen waren es noch rund 2 Todesfälle pro Tag.
    Zum Höhepunkt der zweiten Welle lagen die Todeszahlen bei 12o0 täglich.

    Man könne also festhalten, die Sterbezahlen sind sehr niedrig und – “man muss es leider sagen – auch diese Zahl liegt noch zu hoch. Es werden mehr Todesfälle gemeldet, als tatsächlich an Corona gestorben sind”, erklärt Häussler im Interview mit der “Welt”.

    • reuters – New Zealand reports first death linked to Pfizer vaccine

      New Zealand reported its first recorded death linked to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, after a woman suffered a rare side effect leading to inflammation of the heart muscle.

    • ‘The Vaccine Has To Be Mandated’: Lightfoot Argues For Compulsory Vaccination Amidst Delta Threat

      At a recent event on school reopenings, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the argument for vaccine mandates for public workers.

    • Germany: Berlin’s ‘Ringbahn’ vaccination train offers jabs on the rails

      A special COVID-19 vaccination train circled Berlin’s Ringbahn railway on Monday offering jabs to Berliners, although interest outstripped capacity.

      With only 100 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s jab on offer, several locals who had booked online, as well as others who showed up without an appointment, were unable to get immunised aboard the train.

      “It’s all a matter of chance. I don’t know how it’s organised, no idea,” said one woman who tried to get on the train twice with no luck.

      According to Deutsche Bahn, boarding would be possible at every Ringbahn station. Still, the number of people expecting to hop on the train was so significant that they were advised to wait for the next round of vaccinations offered by them or to find a vaccination centre elsewhere in Berlin.


      SOT, Berlin resident (German): “It’s all a matter of chance. I don’t know how it’s organised, no idea. It left, I didn’t get on the train, I’m staying here. I don’t know. I hoped it would work. Now I have to wait for an appointment at my doctor’s, I don’t have it yet.”

      SOT, Theo, Berlin resident (German): “Last week I heard from a friend about this train, and then I tried to get an appointment, but I didn’t get it because there were no free appointments left, but it said, just come over and you can get on the train, so that’s why we’re here waiting for 30 minutes, or maybe 45, and now they said we need an appointment, there are no more doses. Yes, that was the reason.”

    • USA: Protesters rally against mandatory vaccines and mask mandates in Fort Lauderdale

      Dozens of anti-mask and anti-vaccine protesters gathered in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday to protest what they perceive as government overreach in the form of vaccines and mask mandates.

      “Today is the fourth worldwide freedom rally the last freedom rally included a lot of places in the United States and there wasn’t enough for the promotion of it for people to even know about it. I have watched for months as the other countries of the world stand in the streets and rally and protest by the hundreds of thousands against the vaccine and against the mask mandates and now this rally has a lot of locations across the country today which I am proud of and it is time for Americans to stand united for our medical choice of freedom,” stated event organiser Lori.

      Protesters held President Biden in bad regards, holding flags reading “Trump won. Democrats cheated,” and “Joe needs a permanent vacation.”

      “What we’re also here to do today is to come together and show how many people there are that are over the government overreaching and continuously trying to push these medical procedures on us,” remarked event co-organiser Chris.

    • Israel offers Covid-19 booster to all vaccinated people

      Israel on Sunday began offering a Covid-19 booster to children as young as 12, and its prime minister said a campaign that began a month ago among seniors has slowed a rise in severe illness caused by the Delta variant.

    • Israel Could Face Fourth Lockdown Despite 60% of Country Fully Vaccinated

      Medical researchers are closely watching Israel after it became the first country to use Pfizer’s vaccine booster for COVID-19.

      “We’re seeing profound effectiveness, efficacy of the vaccines. It’s working, it’s safe, and it’s the way to defeat this virus,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

      Although more than 60% of Israelis are fully vaccinated, this latest surge could lead to a fourth lockdown during the upcoming Jewish holidays.

      Seven Israeli hospitals are on strike and hospital beds are loading up with COVID patients, but medical experts say there’s still hope.

    • CNBC – CDC panel unanimously endorses full approval of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for people 16 and older

      A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group on Monday unanimously endorsed the full approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for Americans ages 16 and older.

      The endorsement by the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices comes a week after the Food and Drug Administration granted the shot full approval. That approval — the first in the United States to win the coveted designation — spurred a new wave of vaccine mandates from private corporations and schools across the nation.

      While the recommendation isn’t binding, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is expected to accept the panel’s endorsement shortly.

      Prior to full approval, the mRNA vaccine, which is being marketed as Comirnaty, was on the U.S. market under an emergency use authorization that was granted by the FDA in December. Since then, more than 209 million of the Pfizer shots have been administered, according to data compiled by the CDC.

      The vaccine is still under an EUA for children 12 to 15 as the company collects more data. Dr. Peter Marks, the FDA’s top vaccine regulator, said last week that the agency would move as “swiftly” as possible on approving the shot for kids under 12 once the company submits the data.

      Pfizer and BioNTech are also asking federal regulators to approve a third dose as a booster shot for all eligible Americans as vaccine efficacy wanes. President Joe Biden said Friday that U.S. regulators are looking at administering Covid booster shots five months after people finish their primary immunizations.

      The CDC advisory group is expected to discuss later Monday the need for booster shots. Slides published ahead of a presentation at the meeting said the data needed to properly evaluate booster shots for the general population is currently limited.


      reuters – U.S. CDC advisers vote in favor of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after full approval

      Aug 30 (Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday unanimously recommended the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech Se COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older, an important step after it gained full U.S. approval.

      The Food and Drug Administration last week granted full approval to the vaccine that was previously available under the agency’s emergency use authorization (EUA), which had allowed the shots to be rolled out rapidly to Americans.

      Health officials hope the formal approval and CDC recommendation will spur more Americans to get vaccinated. With full FDA approval, some companies and states have begun mandating COVID-19 vaccination.

      Vaccination rates remain low in many parts of the United States, contributing to a big surge in hospitalizations due to the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

      Some panel members said increasing vaccinations before the fall season was critical to getting children back to schools safely.

      “Everyone who has anything to do with a child that is not old enough to be vaccinated yet should be vaccinated for the benefit of their children,” said Dr. Helen Keipp Talbot, an infectious disease specialist who was part of the panel.

      The benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks, the CDC said in presentations made to the panel.

      New Zealand on Monday reported its first death linked to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after a woman suffered myocarditis, a type of inflammation of the heart muscle that is a known rare side effect of the vaccine. Health officials there said other factors could have contributed to her death.

      There have been no reported deaths among young U.S. adults who developed myocarditis after getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, CDC said.

      The risk of myocarditis was 18.5 cases per million doses given among people aged 18 to 24 after their second Pfizer dose and 20.2 per million for that age group among recipients of the second dose of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) similar vaccine – a higher risk than in other age groups.

      The risk was also significantly higher among males than females, according to the CDC’s data.


      europravda -COVID surge in Europe ‘deeply worrying’ as vaccination slows, WHO says

      A further 236,000 people could lose their lives to the pandemic across Europe by December 1, the World Health Organization confirmed.

    • global pravda – Are provinces hurting their economy BY NOT INTRODUCING a vaccine passport?

      While a number of Canadian provinces have introduced vaccine passports, there are still a few holdouts.

      Such a document would prevent those who haven’t received their COVID-19 shot from entering certain facilities, like restaurants, gyms and sporting events.

      And for provinces that haven’t implemented a vaccine passport, one Canadian economist says the failure to do so could hurt their economy.

  3. CBC – Angry crowds disrupt another Trudeau campaign event

    An angry crowd of protesters delayed a campaign stop for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in Ontario, days after a rally was cancelled over security concerns.

    Disagreements on the campaign trail aren’t uncommon, but political watchers say these events have reached a new level of nastiness.

  4. europravda – Afghans would view troops staying as ‘continuation of invasion’, says Taliban

    A spokesman for the Taliban told Euronews: “Any remaining military presence in Afghanistan would be considered a continuation of the invasion”.

    He insisted that countries’ embassies could stay in Afghanistan, even as many evacuate staff.

  5. AUG 28 2021 – GERMANY – BERLIN : Protesters detained as thousands march against COVID restrix in Berlin

    Police were seen arresting protesters taking part in a march against COVID-19 restrictions in Berlin on Saturday

    According to a tweet from Berlin’s Police department, over 50 protesters were detained and identified, with some receiving penalty notices.

  6. Justine Trudeau: “ People who deny science around vaccines and climate change are not the ones who are going to dictate how Canada moves forward and the events of this campaign are deepening his resolve to push forward with his platform. Let me also be very very clear, I am absolutely resolve in my conviction to continue to move Canada forward. AND THAT IS THE CHOICE YOU GET TO MAKE ON ELECTION DAY.”

    What science?

    CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Reactions as of August 20, 2021
    Deaths 13,627
    Serious Injuries 84,466

  7. global pravda – Canada election: Anger over pandemic campaign rises as some feel unsafe voting in person, poll shows

    Anger over an election being called during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away among Canadians, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos exclusively for Global News, and has in fact risen as the campaign continues with 58 per cent of those surveyed agreeing that the country should not be in the middle of a campaign right now.

    As the campaign continues and COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations rise, concerns are mounting over safely voting in person and more people looking to potentially voting by mail.

    About 16 per cent of those surveyed said they plan to vote by mail in the election, while 21 per cent said they were undecided by the format they plan to vote. Just two per cent polled said they are considering not voting at all.

    The polling has also shown campaign promises swaying some voters, with the Liberals suffering the most so far. The poll shows 41 per cent of Canadians agree the promises made so far have only solidified their choice of who to vote for, with 16 per cent saying those promises changed their intention and 24 per cent saying they did not know yet. But among those who have changed their vote intention, 20 per cent have been swayed to the Conservatives, with 21 per cent choosing the NDP. Only 18 per cent said the Liberals have won them over.


  8. twitter @disclosetv

    NEW – WHO has published a “guidance document” for countries and implementing partners on the introduction of digital vaccine certificates, dubbed DDCC:VS.

    The work was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gate’s Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others.

    World Health Organization

    Digital documentation of COVID-19 certificates: vaccination status: technical specifications and implementation guidance, 27 August 2021


    This is a guidance document for countries and implementing partners on the technical requirements for developing digital information systems for issuing standards-based interoperable digital certificates for COVID-19 vaccination status, and considerations for implementation of such systems, for the purposes of continuity of care, and proof of vaccination.


  9. (Richard: Gun Control is dead but the left refuses to accept the idea that technology has driven a stake through the heart of the leftist dream of having a totally disarmed civilian population.)
    OMG! ‘Futurism’ Discovers That 3D Printed Guns Are Really a Thing! OMG!
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    August 29, 2021 56
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    Regulators and law enforcement are now in a fierce battle trying to get ahead of the trend — but have been able to do only very little, with gun violence rising in several parts of the country where ghost guns are illegal, as Vice reports.

    It’s a problem on an international scale as well. In April, Spanish police raided a warehouse where weapons were being printed.

    It’s a dangerous trend that allows practically anybody to assemble their own untraceable guns. Despite their best efforts, authorities are struggling to contain it. But to many enthusiasts, the genie is already out of the bottle.

    The Character of Nations and Failed Leadership
    Lawrence Kadish
    4-5 minutes

    If anyone in the White House or its circling Obama attendants were conscious of history, they would recognize that political will, courage, and integrity forever define the character of nations. Consider the actions of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who, when faced with a devastating military defeat in France, gave his military his full support in accomplishing the miracle of Dunkirk. Pictured: Churchill (left) in June 1940. (Photo by Central Press/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

    Perhaps not since 1939, when this nation turned away over 900 German Jews seeking refuge from Nazi terror and certain death, has an American president acted as shamelessly as we approach President Biden’s unilateral deadline for evacuating our Afghan allies.

    The Character of Nations and Failed Leadership
    Lawrence Kadish
    4-5 minutes

    If anyone in the White House or its circling Obama attendants were conscious of history, they would recognize that political will, courage, and integrity forever define the character of nations. Consider the actions of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who, when faced with a devastating military defeat in France, gave his military his full support in accomplishing the miracle of Dunkirk. Pictured: Churchill (left) in June 1940. (Photo by Central Press/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

    Perhaps not since 1939, when this nation turned away over 900 German Jews seeking refuge from Nazi terror and certain death, has an American president acted as shamelessly as we approach President Biden’s unilateral deadline for evacuating our Afghan allies.

    Afghanistan: Air strikes are not a relevant measure to facilitate a successful evacuation – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    5-7 minutes

    Afghanistan: Air strikes are not a relevant measure to facilitate a successful evacuation

    Afghans at Kabul airport cling desperately to hope that they will be rescued. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

    On Saturday, Ben Bowles wondered why the Biden administration wasn’t briefing the names of the “high-profile” ISIS-K planners who were reportedly killed in an airstrike retaliating for the suicide bombings at Kabul airport, which are now said to have claimed at least 180 lives, including 13 Americans.

    Ben’s sense was that Joe Biden would take a victory lap for the signal success of rapidly identifying and locating the ISIS-K terrorists in order to “hunt them down and make them pay.” Biden has certainly done so in the past.

    Lurking in the Bowles subtext was perhaps a hint of suspicion that the administration is taking showy actions to make a terribly botched evacuation look just a little better. Ben is kinder than I am. My primary assessment right now, based on experience, is that that’s pretty much what the administration was doing.

  13. “Via renowned war correspondent @Michael_Yon a few minutes ago. U.S. military is knowingly and willingly leaving Americans at the airport gate, abandoning them. Maj. Gen Chris Donohue is ground commander and responsible for any dereliction of duty.”
    Dr. Lawrence Sellin – August 30, 2021 – 3 hours ago – Twitter

    “Episode 1,214 – Gathering Storms: Afghanistan & Hurricane IDA
    (w/ Cpt. Maureen Bannon, Ben McMillan, Michael Yon, Sam Faddis, John Bennet, Jack Posobiec)” August 20, 2021 – War Room

    • “Taliban Hanging Victim from American Black Hawk
      The United States military is part of the problem. They knowingly and willingly left Americans at the airport gate within the last few hours. I and others worked hard and personally to get American troops to come to the gate or call their Taliban counterparts to let them in. TALIBAN WERE WILLING TO LET THEM IN.

      I contacted all the right people. They all failed. Including Lieutenant General Erik Kurilla. Courageous in battle. Morally corrupt. All failed. Don’t call me. Don’t contact me ever again.

      We will work with Afghans and veterans and private real Americans and others to get people out. We don’t need you. We don’t want you.”
      Michael Yon – 4 hours ago

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