Reader’s links for November 10, 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.

About Eeyore

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

40 Replies to “Reader’s links for November 10, 2021”

  1. Re Kyle Rittenhouse: I scrolled through this afternoon’s proceedings. The Defense is presenting its case. The show is truly entertaining and great for a few needed laughs. Excellent, sincere, and down-to-earth common folk witnesses. There’s no way he will be found guilty.

    Check out the woman at 5:00:00.

  2. People given AstraZeneca’s Covid jab are LESS likely to develop antibodies than those who receive Pfizer’s, major surveillance study suggests
    Imperial College London scientists swabbed Britons for Covid antibodies in May
    They found those two doses of AstraZeneca were less likely to spark immunity
    Experts said it was because the jab relied on a weakened flu virus
    Elderly Britons given AstraZeneca’s vaccine are less likely to have Covid antibodies than those who had Pfizer’s, a study has suggested.
    Imperial College London researchers found fewer than 85 per cent of over-80s had detectable levels of the virus-fighting proteins two weeks after their second AZ jab.
    By contrast, the proportion of over-80s with antibodies after getting the second Pfizer vaccine was almost 98 per cent.
    The findings came from Britain’s largest surveillance study, known as REACT-2, which randomly tests blood samples from hundreds of thousands of Britons.
    Although antibodies are just one part of the overall immune response to Covid, experts said the study results were not totally surprising.
    Professor Ian Jones, a virologist at Reading University, told MailOnline the British jab was less likely to spark immunity because it relied on a weakened cold virus.

  3. Those vaccinated 16 times less likely to die from Covid: Australia Study
    People who are fully vaccinated are 16 times less likely to end up in intensive care or to die from Covid-19 than those who aren’t immunized, an Australian government study found.
    Nearly 16 out of 100,000 people who had yet to receive a Covid vaccine landed in intensive care or died after contracting the virus, compared to fewer than one in every 100,000 who were fully vaccinated, according to data compiled by health authorities in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state.
    The country has rolled out highly potent mRNA vaccines co-developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, a similar one from Moderna Inc., and a viral vector shot from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc.
    The results add to a growing body of evidence that the vaccines’ protection against severe disease and death holds up even as the waning of protective antibodies over time allows more breakthrough infections. Data collected in Texas showed unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die from the virus than those who were fully protected
    Such results will likely bolster the case for countries to treat Covid as endemic, causing a mostly mild malaise among the vaccinated. Mass inoculation eases the strain Covid imposes on local health care systems, preventing overcrowded hospitals and rising demand for intensive care and ventilation — all hallmarks of the crisis in many countries during the early days of the pandemic.
    Data gathered from New South Wales also showed vaccination reduced the risk of infection more than 10-fold compared to those who were unvaccinated in the two weeks through September 7. Shots appeared more effective in walling off the virus among teenagers, compared with among older people.

  4. When Americans (in this case a Trump supporter) seek safe asylum from the U.S. Revolutionary Guard (FBI) in a sh@thole like Belarus, which can then be firehosed by Zerohedge, well, I’d say the counter-revolution has just begun. The Lukashenko brand of leftist tyranny finds currency in this man to battle the new American brand of tyranny. What odd bed-enemies the globalist fascists are inadvertently creating:

  5. Officers RAID doctor surgery in Melbourne, Just for the Record,,,,
    Health dept,,,,can go and take your personal files from the GP

  6. “‘Love Your Neighbor’ And Get The Shot: White Evangelical Leaders Push Covid Vaccines” by Sarah McCammon – April 5, 2021

    “Franklin Graham Seeks Your Prayers as He Recovers from Heart Surgery for Pericarditis” CBN News – November 9, 2021

  7. Oh my, now it’s Halloween

    From the Facebook page of the ungrateful man from Iraq, who hates all things Canadian, the CANADIAN leader of Hibz ut-Tharir terrorist group, so-called Islamic scholar, Mazin Abdul-Adhim, living in London, Ontario.

    “Could you imagine if Halloween was an annual celebration from Islam? The Western media would non-stop talk about Islam instills terrorist behaviour by teaching children at a young age to look terrifying and practice scaring people every year.

    Funny Muslims are made to feel backwards and oppressive towards their children by teaching not to participate in such events.

    The best part about teaching our children not to participate in these events is we teach them to act based on their own thoughts and beliefs, and not to act based on their own thoughts and beliefs, and not act blindly following what others are doing without knowing why.

    It also teaches children to be OK being different and having their own opinion and way of life. This instills a sense of independence, confidence, and self-esteem.

    Another opinion

    Could you imagine if Ashura the “religious” festival when Muslim men parade down the streets bleeding from cutting their heads with swords, and flogging themselves was an annual celebration of non- Muslims, terrifying barbarians and scarring children, the Western propaganda media would non- stop talk about the bloody idiots.

    Girls get to sit at the back because they are of less value then boys BUT it builds confidence.

    It is OK for girls to get married at the mature age of 8 years, 9 months.

    Women must cover up because it turns men on.

    Yes, Islam teaches don’t have fun, be independent sort of, it is OK to do what you are told, don’t worry about what others say just because your mind is deficient.

    • ctv news – Health officials are monitoring a new COVID-19 mutation in Saskatchewan

      Derivatives of the Delta variant, called AY.25 and AY.27, have been detected in Saskatchewan.

    • MEDPAGE TODAY – Hundreds of Doctors Urge Facebook to Disclose ‘Disinfo’ Data

      — Letter to Mark Zuckerberg calls lack of transparency ‘deadly’

      More than 500 physicians and public health professionals in the U.S. have signed a letter demanding that Facebook divulge its data around COVID-19 disinformation.

      The letter, which was initially shared exclusively with USA Today and then posted on the Doctors for America website, called the lack of transparency “deadly.”

      “The recent Facebook whistleblower disclosures have confirmed what many of us have suspected for a long time: that Facebook has repeatedly stonewalled the public, lawmakers and academics over the last 18 months despite having had ‘deep knowledge’ about the scope and nature of COVID-19 and vaccine disinformation across its apps,” the letter stated.

      “So many deaths could have been prevented, and we must act with haste to prevent more, particularly with vaccines becoming imminently available for young children,” it continued. “We simply cannot afford another deadly round of COVID and vaccine misinformation.”

      The top three signatures were from Céline Gounder, MD, of NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City; Kavita Patel, MD, of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.; and Craig Spencer, MD, MPH, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

      Doctors for America said it “mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics on the pressing issues of the day to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation.”

      In a Twitter post about the letter, Gounder noted that healthcare professionals and public health officials “have been fighting multiple battles & multiple fronts over the course of the pandemic. Social media is yet another battleground.”

      She asked why Facebook has yet to de-platform members of the “Disinformation Dozen,” referring to the report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which found that 12 anti-vaxxers are responsible for some two-thirds of anti-vaccine content on social media.

      Some physicians made that list, including Joseph Mercola, DO; Sherri Tenpenny, DO; and Christiane Northrup, MD.

      “These people are still out there, spreading dangerous disinformation,” Gounder tweeted.

      The letter noted that on July 15, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, issued a federal advisory about the public health threat posed by misinformation.

      Facebook must take “immediate, urgent action to stop the deadly spread of COVID-19 disinformation on its platforms,” the letter stressed. “Facebook must disclose all data about the scope, reach, and content of this disinformation and its impact on users for evaluation by independent public health researchers.”

      The letter stated that data already released by Facebook have “fallen far short of what the public deserves to know.”

      “For Facebook to achieve actual transparency, it must go beyond providing select data points to the public and provide meaningful data from its vast data trove to the public health community,” the letter continued. “This will assist experts in understanding both how disinformation has rampantly spread on the platform and how to overcome the skepticism about vaccines that has arisen from it.”

      In an emailed statement to USA Today, a spokesperson for Meta (the new parent organization for Facebook) said that the company is working to distribute “reliable information” about COVID-19, and noted that vaccine hesitancy among Facebook users in the U.S. has fallen by 50% since January.

      “Tracking and sharing data on the prevalence of misinformation is difficult for any subject, but especially for COVID-19 where the facts and guidance about the pandemic are updated over time. This is why no major tech company releases this data,” the spokesperson told USA Today. “Despite all of these complications, we’ve removed more than 20 million pieces of content that violate our COVID misinformation policies, permanently banned thousands of repeat offenders from our services, and connected more than 2 billion people to reliable information about COVID-19 and vaccines.”

      “We will continue our dedication to ensuring billions of people are getting reliable information about COVID-19 on our services,” the Meta spokesperson said.

    • FORBES – Germany, France Restrict Moderna’s Covid Vaccine For Under-30s Over Rare Heart Risk—Despite Surging Cases

      Germany’s vaccine advisory board on Wednesday recommended against using Moderna’s Covid-19 shot in people under 30 due to evidence suggesting a very small risk of heart inflammation, joining France and a string of other European countries restricting the vaccine as coronavirus cases across the continent soar to record levels.

      The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO), a body of experts that advise German states on vaccination policy, said only the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine should be offered to people under the age of 30.

      Young recipients of Pfizer’s shot showed slightly lower rates of heart inflammation than those who received the Moderna shot, the group said, according to multiple news outlets.

      The draft recommendation, which covers both booster vaccines and those receiving their first shots, will now be evaluated, and possibly revised, by a separate group of experts and the German states, according to Deutsche Welle.

      Health experts in France put forward a similar recommendation earlier this week, citing a nationwide study suggesting a “very rare” risk of heart inflammation linked to the Moderna vaccine.

      The body, which advises the French healthcare sector, said the risk of rare heart inflammation in under 30s appears to be around five times less with Pfizer’s shot than Moderna’s, according to Reuters.

      Germany and France are the latest European countries to restrict the use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine in younger people, joining a string of Nordic nations including Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. All cite studies indicating a very limited risk of heart inflammation in young recipients of mRNA coronavirus vaccines, which includes Pfizer and Moderna shots. For both vaccines—of which these countries have an abundant supply—data indicates a very low possible risk, one that is slightly higher with the Moderna jab. None of the studies cast doubt on the vaccines’ effectiveness or the benefits they bring by safeguarding against Covid-19 and studies suggest the risks of heart inflammation are substantially higher in those infected with Covid-19.

      Overwhelmingly, regulators and experts agree that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the possible risks, even in young people and children at lower risk of serious illness, and are urging their populations to get the jab. The decisions come as Covid-19 cases soar across Europe, with the WHO warning the continent is “once again, at the epicentre” of the pandemic. Europe is now leading the world in terms of cases and deaths and many countries, including Germany, are seeing record highs as they struggle to contain outbreaks.

    • BBC – Germany bans unvaccinated people from hospitality and leisure venues –

      ….with some hospitals already close to capacity.

    • itv news – UK – More than 70,000 NHS staff remain unvaccinated as mandatory jabs announced

      More than 70,000 unvaccinated NHS staff will need to get the jab or risk losing their job after the government announced Covid-19 jabs would be compulsory for NHS England workers.

      The figure is a government estimate of how many staff in the health service will remain unvaccinated after the grace period ends on April 1 2022.

      Exemptions will be given to those who do not have face to face contact with patients and those who are medically exempt.

    • UK Covid-19: Sajid Javid supports mandatory vaccines for NHS and care staff

      Sajid Javid has defended the Government’s ‘no jab no job’ policy for NHS staff, despite his department’s own projections that it will push 70,000 workers out of the health service.

      The Government estimates also project that the policy will only convince 20,000 of the 120,000 unvaccinated.

      Health unions have warned that the policy threatens to do more harm than good by exacerbating crippling staff shortages in the NHS which currently has 100,000 vacancies.
      Speaking on radio this morning Mr Javid said it was NHS staff’s ‘duty’ to get the jab in order to protect patients and that the Government’s request for them to get vaccinated by April 1 was ‘perfectly reasonable’.

      His comments comes as the deadline for staff in the care sector to get vaccinated ends at midnight.

    • Israel to hold COVID-19 ‘war games’ on Thursday

      A national exercise called the “Omega Exercise” will be held on Thursday to prepare the country for the next coronavirus outbreak.

      […]The exercise will include representation from senior level officials and teams from across government ministries and sectors. It will evaluate preparedness in the health, legal, economic, internal security, travel and communication realms and will look at specific policies for how to handle gatherings, quarantine, events, tourism and more.

      The PMO said that the exercise will be led by Defense Commissioner Brigadier General (Res.) Moshe Edri and held at the National Management Centre in Jerusalem. It will be attended by directors of government ministries and representatives of professional bodies, including top Health Ministry officials and representatives of the National Security Council, the IDF and the Home Front Command.


      the guardian – Israel to hold world’s first drill to test readiness for new Covid variant

      War games exercise will help prepare for the possible emergence of a lethal ‘Omega’ variant

      […]The drill, scheduled for Thursday, will take the format of a war games exercise and will be led by the prime minister, Naftali Bennett.

      It will test the capabilities of government departments and national agencies to respond to the emergence of an “Omega” variant of Covid-19.

      […]It will cover:

      -Restrictions on gatherings and movement, quarantine policy, lockdowns, curfews and tourism.

      -Oversight and warnings issued during the development of a new and dangerous variant, testing vaccine protection, epidemiological investigations, hospital capacity and the carrying out of mass-testing and vaccination programmes.

      -The legality of local or regional lockdowns and curfews, and other restrictions.

      -Economic support for the population.

      -Public security in enforcing quarantine, lockdowns and curfews.

      -Closing schools in outbreak centres, reducing class sizes and remote learning.

      -Departure and arrival policy at borders including Ben Gurion airport.

      -Informing the public and responding to “discourse on the internet”.

    • AUSTRALIA -Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews facing a fierce backlash against pandemic laws

      The premier was forced to make a hasty exit from an event in Bendigo, while Brett Sutton has been abused at Parliament House.

    • AUSTRALIA – Should anti-vaxxers be banned from accessing Medicare health care?

      Former New South Wales Premier, Bob Carr is calling for anti-vaxxers to be stripped of Medicare.

      He tweeted that Australia should follow in Singapore’s footsteps and ‘legislate no medical or hospital expenses to be reimbursed to people who are not vaccinated without medical justification – and then contract Covid’.

      Adding.. ‘you ignored warnings and got the disease. You pay for your wilful stupidity, not the rest of us’.

  8. RT – ‘France is a land with vast expanses’ – Eric Zemmour

    Eric Zemmour, the French right-wing journalist …. holds ultra-conservative views on national identity and has been criticised for remarks against minorities.

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