Reader’s Links for September 2, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

86 Replies to “Reader’s Links for September 2, 2021”

  1. RT- Kabul airport guarded by Taliban as Qatari team arrive

    Taliban forces patrol the area around Kabul International airport as Qatari experts landed to help restore flight services. Militants with guns guard the area, conducting vehicle checks on passers-by.

  2. Canada: Protests in Toronto after Ontario govt announces COVID-19 vaccine certification system

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered near Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto, as the Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario announced the establishment of a vaccine certificate system.

    The rally also passed by the General Hospital, where there were encounters with local nurses and demonstrators.

    Three people were arrested in the midst of that rally, according to police sources.

  3. city news – COVID-19 rallies across Canada

    In a 24-hour period, protests over COVID-19 health restrictions erupted in Manitoba, BC, and Ontario.

    Several protests took place in front of hospitals, distressing medical staff, and patients.

  4. global pravda – ‘It’s despicable’: Reaction pours in after protesters target BC hospitals over ‘health freedom’

    The large demonstration for “health freedom” at Vancouver General Hospital and City Hall on Wednesday was “distressing” and “beyond the pale” for health workers, the head of Doctors of BC says.

    Police estimated about 5,000 protesters at the event’s peak, with the crowd voicing opposition to COVID-19 protocols and vaccine mandates and causing traffic disruptions, including forcing ambulances to slow down.

    Similar protests occurred at hospitals around the province and across the country.

    On the same day of the protests, B.C.’s fourth wave of the pandemic showed no signs of slowing down, as the province announced another 785 new cases and two deaths.

  5. CBC – What do vaccinated people need to know as cases rise?

    As COVID-19 cases increase in much of the country, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Lynora Saxinger discusses what vaccinated people need to be aware of and her biggest concerns going forward.

  6. CBC – Avoiding next Ontario lockdown requires 85% vaccination rate, SAY SCIENTISTS

    New modelling released Wednesday by Ontario’s COVID-19 science advisory table says more than 85 per cent of the eligible population needs to be vaccinated to avoid a lockdown this fall due to the highly contagious delta variant.

  7. ITALY – Draghi Says Italy Will Eventually Make Vaccine Compulsory

    Italy will eventually make vaccination compulsory, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said at a press conference in Rome on Thursday.

    Italy will also start administering a third vaccine shot from later this month, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said, adding that the campaign will start from those with a weak immune system. Speranza stressed that vaccination is already required for health workers, and that this requirement could be expanded to other groups.

    The country expanded the use of the European Union’s vaccine passport, the so-called “green pass,” this month, and will continue adding activities and venues for which it is required.

    A green pass is now needed to eat indoors at restaurants, to visit museums and cinemas, and to board planes and long distance trains. A “green pass” is proof of vaccination, of a recent negative Covid-19 test or of recent recovery from the virus.

    Draghi sounded upbeat on Italy’s vaccination campaign, saying he was confident that a target to inoculate 80% of the population by end September would be reached. As of this week, 7 out of 10 Italians over 12 are fully vaccinated.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-02/draghi-says-italy-will-eventually-make-vaccine-compulsory

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    reuters – Italy may eventually make COVID vaccine shots compulsory for all, Draghi says

    Italy may eventually make COVID-19 inoculations compulsory for everyone of eligible age, and plans to start administering booster vaccine shots later this month to vulnerable people, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

    The government has already made it mandatory for medical workers to get vaccinated if they want to be paid, but Draghi said everyone may be obliged to get a shot when EU health authorities give full approval to the vaccines.

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given conditional approval to four vaccines. This could be upgraded to so-called standard marketing authorisation after further checks, at which point, Draghi said, they could become compulsory for all.

    Such a move would likely spark fierce opposition in a country that has seen a rise in scepticism about all kinds of vaccines over the past decade and where health experts who have promoted inoculations have faced verbal abuse and threats from No Vax opponents.

    Draghi denounced these attacks, telling a news conference that “such violence is particularly odious and cowardly when it is directed against those … in the front line of the fight against the pandemic”.

    The prime minister told reporters he was confident that 80% of all Italians aged 12 and over would be fully vaccinated by the end of the month, against 70.5% at present.

    He added that his government was planning to further extend the usage of so-called Green Pass health documents, which are currently needed for long-distance travel, access to many leisure activities and are also obligatory for school workers. read more

    Officials said last week they were considering extending the scheme to anyone working in a public office or a supermarket.

    The system has triggered protests by some Italians who say it tramples on freedoms.

    Some 129,352 people have died of coronavirus in Italy since the pandemic hit last year, the second highest death toll in Europe after Britain. New cases held relatively steady in August, but doctors fearthe more contagious Delta variant could cause a fresh spike in infections in the coming weeks.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italy-plans-third-covid-vaccine-shots-most-fragile-health-minister-2021-09-02/

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