Reader’s links for November 8, 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.

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About Eeyore

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

67 Replies to “Reader’s links for November 8, 2021”

  1. Here is a blatant bit of narrative spinning from an oft-cited source on this blog. It tries very, very hard to avoid the elephant in the room with a nonsensical lecture that ends in “…value your employer…”.

    Value is a two-way street, firstly. Secondly, don’t lie by omission:

    https://youtu.be/pOphIpddRAk

  2. Example of the coming digital wallet that will be used at the corporate level. Open Climate System’s IBM Digital Wallet / QR code used for BC Mine’s Digital Trust

  3. CBC – Expert says ‘bold’ action needed on B.C. doctors and nurses accused of anti-vaccine misinformation

    Regulators around the world are struggling with the line between encouraging debate and protecting the public

    More than a year after a B.C. doctor began circulating a letter declaring the COVID-19 pandemic “over” and speaking at rallies against masks and vaccines, there’s still no resolution to the numerous complaints filed against him.

    Dr. Stephen Malthouse, now the subject of further investigation for his alleged involvement with a business offering phoney mask and vaccine exemption ‘certificates,’ is currently a fully licensed doctor with no limits on his medical practice, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

    That comes as a shock to Harry Cayton, an international expert on professional regulation who completed a review of B.C.’s health colleges in 2019.

    “If you are standing up in public and saying I’m a doctor and I’m going to say things which are contrary to good medical practice, then you are, I think, in breach of standards and you should be challenged by the regulator,” Cayton told CBC News.

    “That is very different from saying in the privacy of your own home to your spouse, ‘I’m not keen on this vaccination lark.'”

    Several health professional colleges in B.C. have had to confront concerns about licensed medical professionals discouraging COVID-19 vaccination and spreading unproven claims about the virus.

    Just this week, the College of Nurses and Midwives issued a warning in response to public statements from unvaccinated nurses calling themselves ‘NURZ’s and declaring they are “divorcing” from the college because of B.C.’s vaccine requirement for health-care workers.

    These cases highlight a struggle Cayton says regulators around the world are dealing with as they attempt to draw a line between the importance of respecting personal opinion and encouraging scientific debate on the one hand, and keeping the public safe from COVID-19 on the other.

    It also calls attention to the different approaches that Canadian provinces are taking when dealing with health professionals accused of spreading misinformation.

    “If necessary, government has to step in and clarify the law around these things,” Cayton said.

    “We have to say that it’s not in the public interest in the present circumstances for people to be discouraging other people from protecting themselves from the virus.”

    Ontario taking doctors to court

    According to a petition filed by Malthouse in B.C. Supreme Court in June, the college has informed him of its intention to reprimand him and ban him from speaking about COVID-19 in response to complaints from at least 10 other physicians.

    Malthouse has argued that’s an infringement of his right to free speech and is asking for the courts to step in, claiming in his petition that his statements on the pandemic are “backed and supported by sound scientific and medical peer-reviewed literature and evidence.”

    The college says it is unable to comment on the proposed disciplinary action or the next step in that case.

    In Ontario, on the other hand, three doctors have been banned from issuing mask and vaccine exemptions in recent weeks. That province’s college has also filed court applications asking for a judge to compel four doctors to comply with investigations into their conduct related to COVID-19.

    One of the doctors targeted by both measures, Dr. Rochagne Kilian, recently had her licence suspended as well.

    There is no evidence of similar actions in B.C., despite clear similarities in the situation.

    The Ontario college’s application concerning Kilian, who previously practised in B.C., says the college “has received confirmation that she provides medical exemptions through Enable Air, a website which facilitates the purchase of vaccination exemptions.”

    EnableAir.com is based in Kelowna. Though it has largely been taken offline, the website “indicated that if an individual applied for an exemption through the site, ‘it is next to impossible that the physician would reject it,'” the college’s application says.

    Malthouse is also under investigation in B.C. in connection with that website, following a complaint about a four-page “declaration certificate of medical exemption including psychosocial conditions” that he purportedly signed.

    The certificate says it was produced by Enable Air, and the contact information on it matches the business and personal information of Dr. Gwyllyn Goddard, whose medical licence is temporarily inactive.

    ‘Regulators should not be hiding behind caution’

    Neither Malthouse nor Goddard has responded to questions about any involvement with the site, and nothing has been made public about possible action by the college.

    Earlier this week, a college spokesperson said no official complaint had been filed related to Enable Air, and investigators had not seen a copy of a certificate produced through the website.

    However, CBC News has reviewed emails confirming that a complaint was filed on Oct. 5, including a certificate purportedly signed by Malthouse and created on EnableAir.com.

    Asked to clarify the situation, the college spokesperson said she couldn’t comment publicly on complaints or investigations because of privacy legislation.

    The college has said that it’s possible to restrict B.C. doctors from writing mask and vaccine exemptions if the evidence suggests they are providing fraudulent exemptions. However, a spokesperson said B.C. law would not allow a regulator to follow Ontario’s example and take someone to court to force cooperation with investigators.

    Cayton says if that’s true, it’s a problem.

    “The professional must cooperate with the regulator, otherwise they’re not regulated, to put it quite bluntly,” he said.

    He’s calling on regulators to be “bold and take action” on professionals who are suspected of spreading false information and discouraging patients from being vaccinated.

    “In these kinds of circumstances, regulators should not be hiding behind caution … They should be saying the public interest is first and foremost, and let’s test whether our legislation will allow us to take action,” Cayton said.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/expert-says-bold-action-needed-on-b-c-doctors-and-nurses-accused-of-anti-vaccine-misinformation-1.6239294

    • europravda – Austria introduces tougher COVID-19 measures for the unvaccinated

      The country has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Western Europe, with only 63% of people vaccinated.

    • THE HILL – Germany sees highest infection rate since pandemic’s start

      Germany is currently seeing its highest rate of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began.

      The country’s seven-day incident rate — a statistic that measures the number of people per 100,000 who come down with the virus in the last week — increased to 201.1 on Monday, exceeding the previous record of 197.6 that was set last December, Reuters reported, citing data from the Robert Koch Institute.

      On Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 15,513 from 4,767,033 to 4,782,546, according to Reuters. The number of deaths in the country also spiked by 33 to 96,558.

      Germany has been forced to transfer some patients to facilities in different regions due to strained hospitals, according to the news wire.

      Markus Soeder, the state premier of Bavaria, is now urging officials to take increased action after the incidence rate broke its previous record, according to Reuters. He is reportedly calling on states and the federal government to coordinate when it comes to their separate strategies, and urging officials to reopen vaccination centers and reintroduce free testing — which was previously eliminated as a way to encourage individuals to get vaccinated.

      The record infection rate in Germany was reported just days after the country shattered its record for the most new COVID-19 infections, reaching a pandemic high.

      On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute revealed that 33,949 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in the previous 24 hours, which exceeded the previous record of 33,777 which was reached in December 2020.

      Officials are now looking into how to tame the spread of the virus as the world hit the 18-month mark of the pandemic, according to Reuters, citing the daily newspaper Die Welt.

      The trio of parties in Germany that are working towards creating a coalition government by the beginning of next month will reportedly write up proposals that detail the country’s response to a fourth wave of the pandemic.

      That proposition will reportedly include resuming free testing in the country.

      https://thehill.com/policy/international/580497-germany-sees-highest-infection-rate-since-pandemics-start

      • Worrying development. Gent is in Belgium though, not the Netherlands.

        The same thing is happening in the Netherlands too, lots of vaccinated now admitted to hospital. People now get infected mostly at work or at home. Switching to mass teleworking again would solve the former, but not the latter.
        i suspect many of the home infections are due to children (schools re-opened), who may not even be symptomatic. But this is not confirmed yet.

    • Denmark brings Covid-19 curbs back after just two months

      COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Denmark will re-introduce a health pass because of a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Monday (Nov 8), less than two months after scrapping controls.

      The Epidemic Commission has recommended the government classify the coronavirus as a “socially threatening disease” and re-impose the pass, Frederiksen told journalists.

      “The government will follow this recommendation.”

      Frederiksen acknowledged that the return of the pass would make life more difficult for those who were not vaccinated, but added: “That’s how I think it should be.”

      In Denmark, with a population of 5.8 million, 85.9 per cent of people over the age of 12 have been fully vaccinated.

      But at the end of last week, the authorities warned about the risk of hospitals being overwhelmed because of Covid-19, flu and other infectious diseases.

      “The health authorities were expecting more people to be infected (by Covid) and hospitalised, but the things have gone faster than expected,” Frederiksen added.

      The number of new coronavirus cases was higher than 2,000 again Monday, for the fifth day running. Medical staff are treating 26 people in intensive care.

      The health pass will be re-introduced in bars, restaurants and night clubs.

      “You can live with the corona-pass,” said Frederiksen. “It gives you peace of mind when you go to the cinema or to a concert,” she added.

      Denmark was a pioneer of the health pass last spring, when the number of new cases was four times lower than it is now.

      So far in Denmark 2,745 people have died of the coronavirus.

      https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/denmark-brings-covid-19-curbs-back-after-just-two-months

    • zero hedge – For Moderna, Inventing The Jab Was The Easy Part…

      Moderna’s stock crashed late last week as it was hit by disappointing vaccine sales and Pfizer’s ‘miracle’ COVID pill news. Wall Street analysts panicked about a handful of factors, but while Moderna and its rivals managed to complete their groundbreaking vaccines in ten months (with government help, of course), inventing the vaccines actually wasn’t the hardest part of the process.

      Mass-producing enough jabs to innoculate the entire world (or, at least, the entire developed world) is a task of almost herculean proportions. And while Moderna rivals like Pfizer have factories already in place to produce various products already being sold by the pharma giant, Moderna and other rivals had to ramp up facilities on multiple continents and distributing the vaccine to countries around the world in the middle of a devastating pandemic.

      more :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/moderna-investing-jab-was-easy-part-shipping-it-around-world-proving-incredibly-hard

    • CBC – PCR tests not valuable for day trippers to the U.S., expert says

      Testing people returning to Canada from overseas for COVID-19 makes sense, according to Dr. Christopher Labos, a cardiologist with a degree in epidemiology.

      But testing people who drive to the U.S. for a day or two is less effective, as it wouldn’t catch any infection they received while in the U.S.

  4. europravda -Meet the doctor encouraging people to eat insects to save the planet

    Dr Indroneel Chatterjee, lecturer in consumer psychology, is encouraging people to consume more insects in a bid to fight the climate crisis.

  5. Cannes attack: French police shoot ‘terrorist’ who stabbed officer
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/109ac630-407b-11ec-90b4-dd43226240e0?shareToken=c43a208e963d539a74e37c47f5090084
    A knife-wielding Algerian man was shot and critically wounded by French police today as he attacked officers in Cannes in an apparent Islamist terrorist act.
    The man, 37, whose name has not been released, opened the driver’s door of a parked police car and stabbed the driver in the chest while shouting “in the name of the prophet”, according to initial reports.
    The attacker ran around the car, which was outside the main police station of the resort, and was attempting to reach another officer when a third policeman fired two rounds that hit him. The man came to France from Italy in 2016 and has applied for French residence, police said.
    Gérald Darmanin, the interior minister, flew to the scene of the incident, which happened at about 6.30am. It appeared to be the latest in a series of one-man knife assaults by Islamists in France over the past six years. “The policeman who was stabbed has fortunately not been physically injured thanks to his bulletproof vest,” Darmanin confirmed on Twitter.
    Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, said that such attacks were becoming “a sort of habit”.
    “I get the impression that this sort of incident is becoming normal,” she said on BFMTV. “I call on all the French not to get used to this situation.”
    In April a police employee was stabbed to death at the entrance to the police station in Rambouillet, a prosperous commuter-belt town west of Paris. In May an officer was seriously wounded in a knife attack near Nantes.
    In Nice, 20 miles from Cannes, three people were stabbed to death in a church last October. The Tunisian attacker, who had just crossed the frontier from Italy, was shot and wounded by police and is in prison awaiting trial.
    Three officers and one police employee were stabbed to death at the Paris police headquarters in Paris by a radicalised IT employee in October 2019.
    Eric Ciotti, a local conservative MP and presidential contender, congratulated the four officers in Cannes “for their sang-froid and their courage in the face of this attack”. David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, urged people “not to give in to anger and not to allow this kind of attack to become ordinary”.
    As a result of previous terrorist attacks, all police officers in France wear bulletproof vests when on duty in public.

  6. DR. DAVID E. MARTIN DROPS SHOCKING COVID INFO ON CANADIANS!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZUVtNa9xdBnW/

    He makes claims about Trudeau and a BC university role in making the vaccines. Its from a few months ago. Maybe it was already up on here. He says Trudeau and Fauci with his group made this bio weapon shot years ago . Bio weapon is his words. If this guy has been proven wrong, let me know.

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