Monthly Archives: July 2021

July 31 Evening Quotes of The Day

Christ Will Lead Only the Sanctified to Heaven
1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 2:11

Sanctification is a qualification indispensably necessary unto them who will be under the conduct of the Lord Christ unto salvation; he will lead none to heaven but whom he sanctifies on the earth. The holy God will not receive unholy persons; this living head will not admit of dead members, nor bring men into the possession of a glory which they neither love nor like.

JOHN OWEN

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

“Never Forget the Life to Come”
Matthew 5:3; 18:4; Luke 12:33; 1 Timothy 4:8

Never forget the life to come. Consider how many in heaven are great, and in great glory, who in their own eyes were of no account, humble and poor.

JOHN OF THE CROSS

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Before and During the Call — VCY America

It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)

Quick work this! The Lord hears us before we call and often answers us in the same speedy manner. Foreseeing our needs and our prayers, He so arranges providence that before the need actually arises He has supplied it, before the trial assails us He has armed us against it. This is the promptitude of omniscience, and we have often seen it exercised. Before we dreamed of the affliction which was coming, the strong consolation which was to sustain us under it had arrived. What a prayer-answering God we have!

The second clause suggests the telephone. Though God be in heaven and we upon earth, yet He makes our word, like His own word, to travel very swiftly, When we pray aright we speak into the ear of God. Our gracious Mediator presents our petitions at once, and the great Father hears them and smiles upon them. Grand praying this! Who would not be much in prayer when he knows that he has the ear of the King of kings? This day I will pray in faith, not only believing that I shall be heard, but that I am heard; not only that I shall be answered, but that I have the answer already. Holy Spirit, help me in this!

Before and During the Call — VCY America

Don’t Always Believe What You See — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT

Focusing on what’s right before us can trip us up. 

As believers, we have been instructed to walk by faith and not by sight but the trouble comes in when what God said is not lining up with what is going on in our present circumstances.

When challenges arise we must incline our hearts to focus more on God’s commands. Remember, His word provides us hope, encouragement, and the strength to keep moving. The more we attend to what is going on around us, on social media, or the news for that matter, we fill our hearts with fear and uncertainties.

Proverbs 4:23 reminds us to guard our hearts with all diligence because out of it flows the issues of our lives. What we focus on will grow. I don’t know about you, but if I have a choice in what grows or becomes dominant in my life I would prefer it be the Word of God.

Fear torments. Fear paralyzed. If we are to reap the rewards God has promised we must gain control of our focus. The word lets us know that trouble does not last always. When it presents itself we must be quick to remember God is a very present help in the time of trouble instead of falling prey to fear. He may not deliver us quickly but He is at work behind the scenes, working out all things that concern us. The challenges we are facing right now are working for us to produce a great and a glorious reward. Can you hold on until it’s revealed? God is indeed at work on our behalf.

Lord, You see what we don’t see. You understand what we don’t understand. Help us to focus more on Your voice, Your Word rather than what we see. Help us to know Your ways. Help us to recognize Your voice. Remind us of Your plans to do us good and not evil. Strengthen our hearts as only a You can. In Jesus name Amen.

Grace and peace,

By Mary Pinckney
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  He Guides Us
•  Truth – God’s truth remains the same from age to age,
•  Salvation Explained

Don’t Always Believe What You See — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Answers in Times of Calamity — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Read: Deuteronomy 29:22-29  (scroll down)


Almighty God reserves the right to reveal some things and conceal others. Although we may not know why natural disasters occur, three biblical truths we do know with absolute certainty allow us to trust the Lord even in times of great suffering.

  1. The Lord is in control (Psalm 103:19) “The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all”.. Nothing in heaven or on earth is outside of His authority. He does not react to events but sovereignly ordains or permits them in accordance with His plans.
  2. God loves people and wants them to be saved (John 3:16-17) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish,but have eternal life.  For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. . Giving His Son for the salvation of mankind proves the Father’s love. This truth stands firm despite the fact that many reject the Savior.
  3. Whatever God allows is for His good purposes (Genesis 50:20) “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present      result,  to preserve many people alive. Though we cannot fully comprehend what He is doing in each incident, every disaster is an opportunity for the world to know God and lean on Him.

God loves us perfectly and is sovereignly working everything for our good and His glory. This realization should fill us with hope, even in the midst of a crisis. Then, instead of reacting in fear, we will find refuge in Him

By Dr. Charles Stanley
Used by PermissionIsaiah 29:22-24New International Version

22 Therefore this is what the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, says to the descendants of Jacob:
“No longer will Jacob be ashamed;

    no longer will their faces grow pale.
23 When they see among them their children,
    the work of my hands,
they will keep my name holy;
    they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob,
    and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding;
    those who complain will accept instruction.”


Further Reading

•   Struggles, Despair
•   Forgiveness – Yourself and  Others
•  Salvation Explained

Answers in Times of Calamity — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

July 31 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Converted, Yet with Doubts and Fears
Matthew 8:25–26; Mark 4:38–40; Luke 8:24–25

Contend to the death for the truth, that no man is a true Christian who is not converted, and is not a holy man. But allow that a man may be converted, have a new heart, and be a holy man, and yet be liable to infirmity, doubts, and fears.

J. C. RYLE*

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Listening to Frivolity and Bartering One’s Soul
Proverbs 10:21; 14:3; 15:21; Mark 8:37; Romans 13:13

He that takes pleasure in speaking or listening to frivolous things barters his soul for a pitiful price.

THOMAS À KEMPIS*

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Saturday Selections – July 31, 2021 — Reformed Perspective

Unequal results aren’t proof of injustice

The impartiality that God calls us to is that of equal treatment (Lev. 19:15, Deut 1:16-17, James 2:1-7) not equal outcomes.

Parenting should humble you

The opening lines of this article are a real kick in the pants:

“Mom’s the worst sinner in the family,” my 4-year-old repeated to house guests after our previous gospel conversations about repenting of sin. Apparently. And you know what? There was a time in my life that would have been mortifying. Now, I hear it and think, Yup. Sounds about right.

Transgeneria: identifying as a tree

The woman said she identified as a tree, and, unbelievably, her doctors thought it was a delusion – they didn’t take her claims seriously!

Why is it always someone else’s fault?

The blame game – we all play it.

Responding in love (not anger) when your child confesses their porn use

“…chances are that your child was already nervous about telling you, and when we react in anger, the usual result is they stop being honest with us when they mess up in the future. It’s important that your reaction be void of anger and full of grace.”

Why wokeness is a Christian heresy

This isn’t long, but it’s worth reading slowly.

Doesn’t adaptation prove evolution? (1 min)

Does the ability of an animal to adapt to new circumstances disprove that it was designed? Or does it actually show how well it has been crafted?

Saturday Selections – July 31, 2021 — Reformed Perspective

31 Jul 2021 News Briefing

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“Apocalyptic Scenes” – Wildfires Consume Turkey
Wildfires have been ravaging Turkey’s Mediterranean coast for the past few days, killing four, burning thousands of building structures, and affecting more than a dozen provinces. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin called the wildfires a national disaster. According to Reuters, at least 60 wildfires have broken out across the country’s Mediterranean and southern Aegean region.

Schlichter: Imagine If They Hadn’t Lied To Us For The Last 18 Months
Everybody wrap something around your face again even though they said you wouldn’t need to if you got vaxxed! You see, the people who won’t get it are stupid people who hate science because they refuse to trust the people who have spent the last year-and-a-half lying to them. Let’s try a thought experiment. Let’s imagine our ruling class was not as utterly corrupt, dishonest, incompetent and downright stupid as it manifestly is. I know that’s hard, but go with me.

UK on red alert as Russia & China posing daily threat from space with ‘reckless behaviour’
Sir Mike said Russia had in the last year deployed a combination of satellites which “we would describe as having the characteristic of a weapon and they practised a manoeuvre, that we would say, could only have been done to deliberately destroy another satellite”.

The Roots Of The Elite Left’s Attack On Freedom
the left has turned sharply against freedom in recent years. And he vivisects the illiberal ideology about race and justice espoused by many schools, private corporations, and government agencies. Woodrow Wilson … Government, he argued, should be “an instrument of civilization and of humanity” managed by a new professional class of highly trained and scientifically adept technocrats. By virtue of their education and impartiality, they would rise above the mere “consent of the governed”

Xi Jinping’s crackdown sparks record-breaking exodus from China – over half a million flee
Xi Jinping’s reign of oppression in China has prompted a “great exodus” from the country. The latest data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shows that 613,000 Chinese nationals have applied for asylum since Mr Xi took control in 2012. WION’s Palki Sharma said that Chinese people fear that “if you are deemed a threat to the regime, the state will go after you”.

EU slaps online giant Amazon with $887 million fine
An EU privacy regulator hit Amazon with an $887 million fine for violating laws related to the processing of personal data. The Luxembourg agency National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) issued the fine, imposed July 16 and revealed Friday, ruling that Amazon’s processing of personal data in relation to its advertising practices was in violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Amazon’s 10-Q SEC filing. The fine is the largest ever issued under the GDPR, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Previously Redacted Email Between Peter Daszak, Anthony Fauci Suddenly Sees Light Of Day
Daszak wrote to Fauci. “We’re fighting to keep the communications open with our Chinese colleagues, so that we can better address future pandemics like COVID-19.” The National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, the subagency led by Fauci, provided $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to the pandemic through a research grant with EcoHealth Alliance to study bat-based coronaviruses.

Lapid: We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid responded on Friday to the attack on an Israeli-managed ship near Oman, in which two people were killed. “Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction and instability that harms us all. We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism, which also harms freedom of navigation,” said Lapid. “I am in constant contact with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, I mentioned to him tonight the need to respond severely to the attack on the ship in which a British citizen was killed,” he added.

24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt
An Egyptian court has sentenced 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases, AFP reported. The sentence was handed down on Thursday at the Damanhour Criminal Court, north of the capital Cairo. The court convicted the group of several crimes, including the alleged bombing of a bus transporting police officers in the coastal Beheira governorate in 2015. The attack killed three policemen and wounded scores of others.

Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on Israeli-managed ship
An Israeli official commented on the attack on the ship and said, “Iran is sowing violence and destruction in every corner of the region. Out of eagerness to attack an Israeli target, they have complicated and incriminated themselves by killing foreign civilians. The masks are coming off and it is impossible to pretend that the nature of the Iranian regime is unknown.”

Iran TV report says attack on “Israeli ship” was revenge for Syria raid
The article says that “well-informed sources” in the region told Al-Alam that today’s attack on an Israeli ship in the northern Oman Sea came in response to the Israeli attack. It says that the attack on Al-Dabaa had led to the “martyrdom” of two people who were linked to Iran’s “resistance axis,” which means pro-Iran groups such as Hezbollah or other militias. Al-Dabaa airport was reportedly targeted on July 22.

How Putin understands the Lapid-Bennett government
The report of Israel’s new policy of restraint followed the big story of the week: Russia’s announcement that it assisted the Syrians in intercepting four missiles shot by IAF F-16s at targets in Syria for the first time. Russia’s statement came in tandem with its announcement that it is abrogating its 2015 agreement with Israel to coordinate and deconflict Israel’s military operations in Syria from Russian forces in the country.

Nation of Islam banned from Twitter for criticizing vaccines, not for Jew-Hatred
The Nation of Islam movement, headed by Louis Farrakhan, has been explicitly anti-Semitic but this has never stopped Twitter from carrying their Jew-hatred into the world. But last week, the social media platform suspended their account (@OfficialNOI), not for comparing Jews to insects or calling for the destruction of Israel (as Farrakhan has done in the past). The suspension came after the organization criticized mRNA vaccines. Farrakhan was warned in March that a video of his annual Savior’s Day speech violated their rules on spreading “misinformation” about the vaccine.

Frigid polar air brings very rare snowfall, icy rains to southern Brazil
A fierce cold snap brought rare snow, icy rain, and strong winds to parts of southern Brazil on July 29 and 30, 2021. The event comes after several waves of destructive frost since mid-June.

Bombshell Report: FBI plotted to kidnap Whitmer and then blamed it on conservatives
Have the employees of America’s top law enforcement agency become the biggest criminals of them all?

Post-vaccine horror: Blood clot victims develop severe headache, pain, then shortness of breath just 6 days after J&J vaccination 
When you Google search for anything health-related, you’ll find mostly lies and distortions that work against you. But the ironic part is that when the damage from certain medications or vaccinations is so bad, they have to admit it. The cover-ups lasted as long as possible, and now we see, right out in the open: It’s just the tip of the iceberg of horrific health detriment the Covid vaccines are inflicting, so get ready.

CDC now admits that everything it pushed to “cure” COVID-19 has failed, including “vaccines” 
The verdict is in: Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are a bust, and so are masks, which takes us back to square one as far as the “pandemic” is concerned.

Health care workers being BRIBED to post scripted, word-for-word copycat warnings over “delta” variant 
In an effort to convince more Americans that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “delta variant” is a really serious thing that we should all be afraid of, the medical-industrial complex is now bribing medical workers to tweet word-for-word “scare” stories about how emergency rooms are being overrun with Chinese Virus patients.

MEDICAL TSUNAMI: Medical industry collapse now imminent in US with mandatory blood-clotting Covid death jabs for all healthcare workers in CCP-run Blue states
Tsunamis can cause the depth of a body of water to suddenly change in elevation, like when an earthquake occurs beneath the ocean floor, causing the “sea floor” to abruptly sink or rise. As the tsunami approaches, the water is drawn away from the beach, fooling onlookers that its safe, like a huge sandbar, and this feeds the destruction and decimation caused by the massive wave that’s coming. The majority of deaths associated with tsunamis are related to drowning, and that brings us to the upcoming mass medical “tsunami” engineered using vaccines. It’s fear-based medical genocide, and the people walking right into it (getting Covid vaccines) have no clue what’s coming.

California water regulators cut off water supplies to select farmers and ranchers as WATER RATIONING accelerates 
Thousands of farmers and ranchers across Sacramento and San Joaquin, California are reeling from a mega-drought that is growing more severe by the day. In the coming weeks, thousands of farmers could be cut off from California’s water supply, as state water regulators begin to RATION crucial watershed resources.

BREAKING: CDC, FDA faked “covid” testing protocol by using human cells mixed with common cold virus fragments… PCR tests are merely detecting the common cold
In a shocking revelation first reported by Dan Dicks of Press for Truth (Canada), an FDA document admits that the CDC and FDA conspired to fabricate a covid-19 testing protocol using human cells combined with common cold virus fragments because they had no physical samples of the SARS-CoV-2 “covid” virus available.

To Vaccine or Not to Vaccine?
This week, I was asked about spiritual advice concerning the covid vaccines specifically causing me to research an objection raised by Christians who claimed these vaccines are linked to aborted children. After further research, I have confirmed this to be true. Here is the fact sheet which is also verified on other government medical authority sites,

Batten Down The Hatches: Government-Issued DELTA Variant On The Way
Get ready for the coming storm when the ‘Delta Variant’ replaces Covid-19 as the deliberately-made fearful PANDEMIC. Thanks for its pre-planned coming, we know when it will hit—when the seasonal Influenza—for which there is no longer any vaccine—returns. How do we know?

CDC/FDA confess: they had no virus when they concocted the test for the virus
The CDC has issued a document that bulges with interesting and devastating admissions. The release is titled, “07/21/2021: Lab Alert: Changes to CDC RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 Testing.” It begins explosively:

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MARICOPA COUNTY ELECTION AUDIT- THE TRUTH IS LEAKING OUT!
America is on the verge of losing its conscience, morality and even its soul. I feel compelled to say the following before presenting some bombshell developments in the Maricopa County election audit.

Allliances Are Formed, Military Assets Have Been Positioned and the World Is Only Waiting for the Spark to Start WW III 
I recently interviewed Pastor Sam Honnold regarding how the world is on the very edge of World War III. The alliances are taking shape. Men and material are being pre-positioned. What will be the spark that will set off the greatest war in human history. Sam Honnold and Dave Hodges explore this possibility in the following interview

Pentagon Considering COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Military Personnel
The Pentagon announced on Thursday that it will soon begin internal discussions about making the COVID-19 vaccine a mandatory requirement for military personnel.

South Africa Crisis: A Warning to the West of the Dangers of Critical Race Theory
Recent civil unrest in South Africa—which has claimed over 300 lives—should serve as a warning to Western nations of the dangers of socialism, wealth redistribution, and affirmative action.

Source: 31 Jul 2021 – Rapture Ready

Here is a growing list of companies requiring COVID-19 vaccines for their employeesPosted: 31 Jul 2021 08:41 AM PDT(ETH) – After months of encouraging employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, companies are beginning to take a harder line and roll out mandates — a dramatic escalation of Corporate America’s approach to halting the spread of the virus.Momentum for vaccine mandates has been building, and President Joe Biden was expected on Thursday to announce a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements.Continue reading Here is a growing list of companies requiring COVID-19 vaccines for their employees at End Time Headlines.
Pentagon begins experimenting with using Artificial Intelligence to “See Days In Advance”Posted: 31 Jul 2021 08:27 AM PDT(TheDrive) – U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) recently conducted a series of tests known as the Global Information Dominance Experiments, or GIDE, which combined global sensor networks, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and cloud computing resources in an attempt to “achieve information dominance” and “decision-making superiority.”According to NORTHCOM leadership, the AI and machine learning tools tested in the experiments could someday offer the Pentagon a robust “ability to see days in advance,” meaning it could predict the future with some reliability based on evaluating patterns, anomalies, and trends in massive data sets.Continue reading Pentagon begins experimenting with using Artificial Intelligence to “See Days In Advance” at End Time Headlines.
Virginia teen is recognized as the first ‘nonbinary’ Eagle ScoutPosted: 31 Jul 2021 08:11 AM PDT(ETH) – A biologically female Blacksburg, Virginia, high school student has attained the highest Boy Scouts rank possible — Eagle Scout — making the nonbinary teen the first ever to receive such an award according to TheBlaze. The teen came out as nonbinary in 2020. Jacqueline “Jack” Cooper is the first female in the Blue Ridge Mountains’ Boy Scouts of America council to receive such an honor. Cooper, who joined the Boy Scouts of America alongside her brother when she was just 10 years old, told the station that she was pleased to be able to officially join the Boy Scouts in 2019 despite being a biological female.Continue reading Virginia teen is recognized as the first ‘nonbinary’ Eagle Scout at End Time Headlines.
Teachers Union President sparks outrage after stating that “Schools may not reopen this Fall due to CDC guidance”Posted: 31 Jul 2021 07:56 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – The teachers’ union president ignited a firestorm after suggesting schools may not reopen this fall after the new CDC guidance this week.According to the report,  American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten was heard making the statement on Wednesday during a TV interview. “So the bottom line is, we’re going to keep kids safe, we’re going to keep our members safe, we’re going to try to open up schools, and we’re going to move through this political battlefield,” Weingarten told MSNBC.Continue reading Teachers Union President sparks outrage after stating that “Schools may not reopen this Fall due to CDC guidance” at End Time Headlines.
US surgeon general is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors to protect the unvaccinatedPosted: 30 Jul 2021 01:08 PM PDT(TheBlaze) – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is recommending that fully vaccinated individuals wear face masks outdoors to protect the unvaccinated. Murthy made the suggestion during an appearance on MSNBC, where he said fully vaccinated individuals wearing masks indoors and outdoors was an “extra step” of protection to unvaccinated people.MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked Murthy about “breakthrough cases,” specifically the possibility of a fully vaccinated person being infected with COVID-19 and spreading the virus to unvaccinated individuals, such as young children or immunocompromised adults.Continue reading US surgeon general is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors to protect the unvaccinated at End Time Headlines.
Capitol police have been ordered to arrest staff and visitors who refuse to wear masks after new House mandatePosted: 30 Jul 2021 12:28 PM PDT(ETH) – U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) was ordered to arrest visitors and staff who refuse to wear a mask on the House side of the Capitol complex, according to a new shocking report from Fox News who stated that a police memo issued by new USCP Chief Thomas Manger that was obtained by a member of Congress revealed the stunning info.Police were also advised not to arrest members of Congress for failing to wear masks but to report the lawmakers’ noncompliance to the House sergeant-at-arms, the memo says.Continue reading Capitol police have been ordered to arrest staff and visitors who refuse to wear masks after new House mandate at End Time Headlines.
Biden orders Military to move toward mandatory COVID vaccinePosted: 30 Jul 2021 12:06 PM PDT(ETH) – According to a report from Military.com, President Joe Biden on Thursday said he has ordered the military to start taking steps toward making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for uniformed service members. In comments at the White House, Biden stopped short of imposing a vaccine mandate right away.But he said he has asked the Defense Department to look into how, and when, the military will add vaccines to protect against COVID-19 to the list of other vaccinations service members must receive.Continue reading Biden orders Military to move toward mandatory COVID vaccine at End Time Headlines.
Jamie Lee Curtis announces that her daughter is transgender and she is proud of herPosted: 30 Jul 2021 11:55 AM PDT(ETH) – Jamie Lee Curtis has recently announced that her daughter is transgender and that she is proud of her according to AZ Family. The Golden Globe-winning actress made the announcement — with her daughter’s permission — in a new cover interview with the AARP magazine, saying she and her husband Christopher Guest “watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”Ruby, 25, is one of two children adopted by Curtis and Guest — best known for playing lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel in “This Is Spinal Tap” — after they struggled with infertility.Continue reading Jamie Lee Curtis announces that her daughter is transgender and she is proud of her at End Time Headlines.

GOP Doctors Caucus demand to know Covid-19 infection rates of migrants as they blast ‘lack of transparency’ at border | RT – Daily news

GOP Doctors Caucus demand to know Covid-19 infection rates of migrants as they blast ‘lack of transparency’ at border

Over a dozen Republican lawmakers are demanding information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about Covid-19 rates among immigrants crossing the US’ southern border.

In an official signed letter this week to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the House of Representatives members, the group lashed out at President Joe Biden administration’s “lack of transparency” about whether or not migrants are being tested for Covid-19 – and, by extension, whether positive Covid-19 cases data are being released to the public.

The lawmakers, all of whom have medical backgrounds, also highlighted the reports that the current administration is revoking Title 42, which allows for DHS to quickly dismiss migrants in the interest of public health. Revoking this would “likely exacerbate the Covid-19 public health crisis,” they said.

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The White House criticized the media for quoting the CDC (inset), July 30, 2021
You’re doing it WRONG! White House Covid-19 spokesman yells at media for quoting CDC documents on Delta variant

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-North Carolina), who led the signatories on the letter, blasted current health guidance as being seemingly more stringent for American citizens than for the record number of migrants attempting to cross the southern border.

“The Biden Administration currently requires international travelers flying into the U.S. to wear a mask and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country, yet they are allowing floods of untested migrants into our country without any regard for public safety,” he told Daily Caller, which obtained the group’s letter to DHS. “Instead of masking up vaccinated Americans, I suggest that the Biden Administration turn their attention to the biggest threat to public safety: the public health crisis at our Southern Border. To control the spread, we must control our border.”

Other Republicans who signed the latter include Reps. Scott DesJarlais (Tennessee), David Joyce (Ohio), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa), Neal Dunn (Florida), Michael Burgess (Texas), Buddy Carter (Georgia), Ronny Jackson (Texas), and Brad Wenstrup (Ohio).

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have intercepted more than one million migrants so far this year.

There has been growing concern about the CBP’s handling of illegal immigrants as coronavirus cases around the country have begun to spike.

Approximately 50,000 migrants who tried illegally crossing the US southern border were recently released from custody without court dates, and few have bothered reporting to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

According to the La Joya Police Department in Texas this week, a family of visibly sick migrants were reported and they claimed to have been released from CBP custody specifically because they were Covid-19 positive. A Texas officer reported dozens of previously detained migrants living in motels, with few wearing masks.

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FILE PHOTO: Pro-DACA demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court, November 12, 2019.
House Democrats approve hiring ‘dreamers’ as Congressional STAFF as Biden urges ‘path to citizenship’ for DACA recipients

Source: GOP Doctors Caucus demand to know Covid-19 infection rates of migrants as they blast ‘lack of transparency’ at border

Mandating Jabs to Spread Flu/Covid? | Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Are experimental, rushed to market, poorly tested mRNA drugs and vaccines for flu/covid soon to be approved in the US and West — an unprecedented step if taken for what’s known to irreversibly harm health?

Mass-jabbing was OK’d by emergency use authorization alone when no emergency exists — just an invented one to fear-monger people into going along with what destroys health and kills.

Is approval coming before or during the 2021-22 October – May flu season?

Will mandating their use follow?

It’s happening incrementally.

Biden’s impersonator mandated jabs for federal workers and contractors, or be regularly tested by PCR swabs that nearly always are false when positive.

He urged states and local communities to bribe residents with $100 — to self-inflict harm.

He won’t rule out mandating jabs for all US military personnel because they’re in “close proximity with other(s).”

US military branches are on the cusp of taking this step on their own.

The VA mandated health-destroying flu/covid jabs for its healthcare workers.

Hundreds of US colleges and universities require students to be jabbed for flu/covid protection — not gotten — ahead of the fall semester.

The American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association (ANA), and other Pharma-connected medical groups called for mandating flu/covid jabs for all healthcare staff nationwide — or be barred from their profession.

On Fox News Friday, Pharma-connected CDC director/toxic mass-jabbing pusher Rochelle Walensky said the Biden regime is “looking into” whether to mandate flu/covid jabs federally, adding:

“It’s something…we are looking to see approval of from the vaccine.”

“Overall…in general, I am all for more (mass-jabbing).”

“I have nothing further to say on that except that we are looking into those policies.”

Damage control followed, Walensky tweeting:

“There will be no nationwide mandate (sic).”

“I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government (sic).”

Ignore her tweet. Focus on her Fox News comments.

The Biden regime appears heading toward mandating toxic flu/covid jabs.

It’s proceeding incrementally, aided by the Pentagon, VA, and other segments of society going the same way.

Despite countless millions already harmed — many thousands killed — from flu/covid jabs, Walensky defied reality by falsely expressing “extraordinary confidence in (their) safety (sic).”

Like charlatan, fraudster, profiteer Fauci, she and other US/Western scammers are spreading Big Lies and mass deception about the most cutting-edge issue of our time.

They’re suppressing vital truths with heavy lifting help from conventional and social media press agents for social control and depopulation — what toxic mass-jabbing is all about.

Since early last year, US/Western populations have been lied to and scammed by — state-sponsored, media supported — managed news misinformation, disinformation, and fake news on all things flu/covid, virtually daily.

Yet on Friday, CDC data showed that about 75% of flu/covid infected Massachusetts residents were fully jabbed for protection not gotten.

It’s because jabs were designed to harm, not protect — what the CDC and other US/Western public health agencies suppressed.

On Friday, the CDC said jabbed individuals are spreading flu/covid infections to others.

Citing delta scariant outbreaks as what’s causing greater transmissions, it failed to explain that all flu/covid strains are largely alike — none more contagious, severe, or deadly than others.

Phony claims otherwise are part of state-sponsored mass deception on all things flu-covid,

On Tuesday, the CDC called for fully jabbed people to wear masks — that don’t protect and risk respiratory harm — indoors and in alleged high-transmission public places.

The agency also called for children of all ages to wear them when school resumes in the coming weeks.

Ignored was peer-reviewed scientific evidence showing that the recovery rate from flu/covid for children, adolescents, and young adults is nearly 100%.

Since last year, virtually everything mandated and recommended in dealing with flu/covid has been with irreversibly harming health in mind — clearly not protecting and preserving it.

We’ve been lied to, mass deceived, and otherwise scammed by government sources and their press agent media claiming otherwise.

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Source: https://stephenlendman.org/2021/07/mandating-jabs-to-spread-flu-covid/

GOP Alleges a Mysterious Phone Call Fauci Made Caused Scientists to Abruptly Reverse Course on COVID | LifeZette

What is Dr. Fauci up to?

A lot of people would say he’s up to no good – and they’d likely be right.

And now, thanks to a mysterious phone call, his reputation for sneakiness just hit its peak.

GOP House Reps believe that Fauci made a phone call to other virologists that caused them to change course and reverse their standings on COVID’s origins.

Bizpacreview reported that House Republicans want to know why a top virologist named Kristian G. Andersen inexplicably reversed course shortly after stating he thought the coronavirus may have been engineered following a call with Dr. Fauci.

Andersen originally emailed Fauci during the beginning of the pandemic telling him there was a good possibility the virus was engineered. Just days later, following a call with Fauci and other experts, Andersen called the idea of an engineered virus a “crackpot” theory. The email was part of a trove of correspondence connected to Dr. Fauci released in June. When queried on those emails, Fauci dismissed them as being taken out of context.

The email stated, “[O]ne has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered . . . . Eddie [Holmes], Bob [Garry], Mike [Ferguson] and myself all find the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory.”

Jim Jordan and Rep. James Comer want to know exactly why such a renowned expert would have this sudden and very drastic change of heart.

Seems odd, right?

The duo sent a letter to Andersen, who is a virologist at California’s prestigious Scripps Research Institute, asking exactly why that would happen.

Jordan also wants to know exactly what was discussed during the mysterious phone call and how that little chat may have changed his mind concerning COVID-19 and its origins.

This guy has got to be a nervous wreck with everyone breathing down his neck – it’s a wonder he can even sleep at night.

And that’s a good thing…

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

Source: GOP Alleges a Mysterious Phone Call Fauci Made Caused Scientists to Abruptly Reverse Course on COVID

“Biden” Admin To Force All Military Members To Be Vaccinated | Geller Report

If they don’t, they will be ostracized.  It’s part of Biden’s demand that all federal employees are forced to be vaccinated (Axios). The American Postal Workers Union, representing over 200,000 federal employees, said “it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent” (Daily Caller).

The Democrat propaganda machine is awash with tweets, texts and Facebook posts describing the protesters as selfish and irresponsible. The streams, the threads, the currents are rolling on social media. The topics, of course, are wholly controlled by them and this new mad obsession with the unvaccinated. The unvaxxed are the Democrat version of India’s untouchables, Germany’s Jew, the Turks infidels. Seriously, The dehumanization and hatred being incited against the unvaccinated is very dangerous and deadly.

The unvaxxed will be the new ‘Jew.’

Military members will be included in Biden’s new COVID guidance

By: Axios, July 28, 201:

Members of the military will be required to get vaccinations or face regular testing, social distancing, mask mandates and restrictions on travel for work, the the Pentagon said on Thursday evening.

Why it matters: The policy was announced for federal workers and onsite contractors earlier on Thursday, part of several new Biden initiatives to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of the Delta variant.

  • The plan outlines aggressive next steps from the federal government as COVID-19 cases surge across the country due to the contagious Delta variant and as demand for vaccines has tapered off.

Driving the news: The new initiatives include:

  • Requiring federal workers, military members and onsite contractors to declare their vaccination status. Those not fully vaccinated will be required to wear face masks at work, get tested 1-2 times per week, socially distance, and won’t be allowed to travel for work.
    • Biden added his team was looking into applying similar rules for all federal contractors. “If you want to do business with the federal government, get your workers vaccinated,” he said.
  • Directing the Department of Defense to look into adding COVID-19 vaccination to the list of mandatory inoculations for people in the military.
  • Expanding paid leave for families to get vaccinated by reimbursing small-and-medium sized businesses who allow their employees and their families to get paid time off for vaccinations.
  • Calling on states, territories, and local governments to offer $100 to newly vaccinated individuals, as an additional vaccine incentive.
  • Increasing vaccination rates among teens by calling on pharmacies to hold pop-up vaccination clinics at schools and colleges.

The big picture: Biden stated that the country is experiencing a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

  • Biden added that currently booster shots are not needed but that this could change in the future. He also noted that the U.S. has enough doses to provide boosters if they become necessary.
  • He addressed vaccine hesitancy among some and commended Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for encouraging people to get vaccinated.
  • Asked about vaccine mandates, Biden noted that it’s “still a question whether the federal government can mandate the whole country” to get inoculated.
  • Biden called the abundant vaccine supply in the U.S a “blessing” which would be a “shame to squander.”

What he’s saying: “Masking is one defense against the spread of COVID-19. But make no mistake. Vaccines are the best defense against you getting severely ill from COVID-19. The very best defense,” Biden said.

  • “The decision to be unvaccinated impacts someone else. Unvaccinated people spread the virus. They get sick and fill up our hospitals and that means if someone else has a heart attack or breaks a hip, there may not be a hospital bed for them,” Biden warned.
  • “Get vaccinated for yourself, for the people you love, for your country.”

Source: “Biden” Admin To Force All Military Members To Be Vaccinated

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others…

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

Health officials on Friday released details of that research, which was key in this week’s decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant is fueling infection surges. The authors said the findings suggest that the CDC’s mask guidance should be expanded to include the entire country, even outside of hot spots.

The findings have the potential to upend past thinking about how the disease is spread. Previously, vaccinated people who got infected were thought to have low levels of virus and to be unlikely to pass it to others. But the new data shows that is not the case with the delta variant.

The outbreak in Provincetown — a seaside tourist spot on Cape Cod in the county with Massachusetts’ highest vaccination rate — has so far included more than 900 cases. About three-quarters of them were people who were fully vaccinated.

Travis Dagenais, who was among the many vaccinated people infected, said “throwing caution to the wind” and partying in crowds for long nights over the July Fourth holiday was a mistake in hindsight.

“The dominant public messaging has been that the vaccine means a return to normal,” the 35-year-old Boston resident said Thursday. “Unfortunately, I’ve now learned it’s a few steps toward normal, not the zero-to-sixty that we seem to have undertaken.”

Dagenais credits being vaccinated with easing the worst of the flu-like symptoms in a couple of days. He has recovered.

Like many states, Massachusetts lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in late May, ahead of the traditional Memorial Day start of the summer season. Provincetown this week reinstated an indoor mask requirement for everyone.

Leaked internal documents on breakthrough infections and the delta variant suggest the CDC may be considering other changes in advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus, such as recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health workers.

The delta variant, first detected in India, causes infections that are more contagious than the common cold, flu, smallpox and the Ebola virus, and it is as infectious as chickenpox, according to the documents, which mentioned the Provincetown cases.

The documents were obtained by The Washington Post. As they note, COVID-19 vaccines are still highly effective against the delta variant at preventing serious illness and death.

The Provincetown outbreak and the documents highlight the enormous challenge the CDC faces in encouraging vaccination while acknowledging that breakthrough cases can occur and can be contagious but are uncommon.

The documents appear to be talking points for CDC staff to use with the public. One point advised: “Acknowledge the war has changed,” an apparent reference to deepening concern that many millions of vaccinated people could be a source of wide-ranging spread.

An agency spokeswoman declined to comment on the documents.

The White House on Friday defended its approach to rising virus cases and shifting public health guidelines, repeatedly deferred to the CDC while stressing the need for vaccinations.

“The most important takeaway is actually pretty simple. We need more people to get vaccinated,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said.

Pressed about the changing guidance, Jean-Pierre repeatedly said, “We don’t make those types of decisions from here.”

People with breakthrough infections make up an increasing portion of hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths among COVID-19 patients, coinciding with the spread of the delta variant, according to the leaked documents.

Although experts generally agreed with the CDC’s revised indoor masking stance, some said the report on the Provincetown outbreak does not prove that vaccinated people are a significant source of new infections.

“There’s scientific plausibility for the (CDC) recommendation. But it’s not derived from this study,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher.

The CDC report is based on about 470 COVID-19 cases linked to the Provincetown festivities, which included densely packed indoor and outdoor holiday events at bars, restaurants, guest houses and rental homes.

Researchers ran tests on a portion of them and found roughly the same level of virus in those who were fully vaccinated and those who were not.

Three-quarters of the infections were in fully vaccinated individuals. Among those fully vaccinated, about 80% experienced symptoms with the most common being cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and fever.

Dagenais said he started to feel ill the evening he returned home and initially chalked it up to long nights of partying in packed Provincetown nightclubs.

But as the days wore on and the fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue set in, he knew it was something more.

In the report, the measure researchers used to assess how much virus an infected person is carrying does not indicate whether they are actually transmitting the virus to other people, said Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan.

CDC officials say more data is coming. They are tracking breakthrough cases as part of much larger studies that involve following tens of thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated people across the country over time.

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Source: Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others…

The Delta Variant Is Being Used to Hide the Real Casualty Numbers of the Covid Vaccine

You are about to read a report which exposes the biggest fraud ever perpetrated upon the American people.
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There are no unnamed sources afraid to come out behind the shadows for fear of experiencing the loss of job or even the loss of life. The words of the CDC convict this massive CV-19 fraud perpetrated upon our once great nation.

I recently interviewed a very courageous, honest, and CHRISTIAN attorney from Ohio. His name is Tom Renz. Like myself, Mr. Renz is a one-man-show. Yet, this almost self-deprecating and humble God’s servant is spearheading what may one day be considered the most important lawsuit in American history!

Israel to Start Covid Booster Shots on Sunday; Pfizer Ups 2021 Revenue Expectation From $26B to $33.5B — Christian Research Network

(Chris Menahan – Information Liberation)  Pfizer’s mRNA injection that we were told earlier this month was “99% effective” in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 fell to at most “39% effective” against preventing Delta variant infections last week in Israel and now they’re planning to start giving out a third dose in just days.

From The Times of Israel, “Israelis age 60 and up to start getting third coronavirus vaccine dose next week”:

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash on Thursday told health management organizations to start giving a third COVID-19 vaccine shot to elderly Israelis from the beginning of next week.

Ash told the HMOs the shots should be given to those aged 60 and older. His order came hours after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with top health officials to review an expert panel’s recommendations that older Israelis receive a third shot.  View article →

Israel to Start Covid Booster Shots on Sunday; Pfizer Ups 2021 Revenue Expectation From $26B to $33.5B — Christian Research Network

Popular pastor Max Lucado has taken a sharp turn to the Left — Christian Research Network

Lucado preached a heretical view of the Holy Spirit…referring to the Holy Spirit as a female, referring to Him as “the mother heart of God.”

(Reformation Charlotte)  In previous years, Max Lucado, pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX, has always been thought of as a fairly orthodox teacher with a few issues, including a watered-down view of sin and the gospel. Lucado has always been soft on these issues, but in the last few years, he has taken a sharp turn to the left and is embracing a form of spirituality that attempts to bridge the gap between biblical Christianity and progressivism.

Lucado’s drift began several years ago as he began shifting his views on homosexuality. In 2020, he gave a glowing endorsement of the pro-gay, far-left feminist and professing Christian, Jen Hatmaker. Hatmaker has made campaigning for the normalization of sexual immorality her primary mission in life and has a massive following of lost people who endorse her. To make matters worse, she also partners with pro-abortion political groups to advocate for “women’s rights” — read, abortion rights. Bottom line; Jen Hatmaker is nothing more than a voice for Satan himself disguised as an angel of light.  View article →

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Popular pastor Max Lucado has taken a sharp turn to the Left — Christian Research Network

‘Vaccination must remain a personal choice’: Bavaria’s minister fends off attacks for refusing the jab | RT – Daily news

‘Vaccination must remain a personal choice’: Bavaria’s minister fends off attacks for refusing the jab

A senior German official in Bavaria has shrugged off criticism from fellow politicians who are accusing him of supporting the country’s anti-vaccination movement.

Hubert Aiwanger, Bavaria’s economy minister and deputy minister-president, pushed back against criticism of his stance on immunization.

I believe that vaccination is an important component of the fight against the coronavirus, but it still has to remain a personal decision.

“This has nothing to do with shamanism or the Querdenkers. It’s a personal right to freedom,” the senior official told Bild newspaper, dismissing the attacks against him as part of a campaign strategy by his opponents.

The Querdenker (‘lateral thinking’) movement consists of activists who have been staging protests against lockdowns and vaccination across Germany.

Bavaria’s minister-president, Markus Soeder of the Christian Social Union, a sister party to Chancellor Angela Markel’s Christian Democratic Union, said that he was “worried” about Aiwanger trafficking in Querdenker ideology.

“Anyone who thinks he can appeal to right-wing groups and the Querdenker… ends up hurting himself. Those who think they can catch fish from such a pool, risk drowning in it,” Soeder said.

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A strong proponent of vaccination, Soeder previously called skepticism towards the vaccines “arguments from the Middle Ages.”

 

Aiwanger has been described by local media as the only person in Soeder’s cabinet who is hesitant about getting vaccinated. The politician explained that he is not against vaccination in principle, but prefers to wait some time before getting the shot. “I’m not an opponent of vaccination, but not euphoric towards vaccination either,” Aiwanger said in May.

Merkel said this month that she opposes mandatory vaccination and officials should instead rely on advertising vaccines to the public.

Over 61% of the German population have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 52% have been fully vaccinated, according to the government.

Source: ‘Vaccination must remain a personal choice’: Bavaria’s minister fends off attacks for refusing the jab

Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids | RT World News

Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids

Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to pressure from drugs firms.

In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines.

Mexico will not be held hostage by pharmaceutical companies that only want to do business and scare children with the idea that it is necessary to vaccinate against Covid-19.

He was similarly critical of plans by drugs companies to introduce third- or even fourth-dose booster shots, opining that the jabs could be “superfluous.”

Speaking on the same topic, Undersecretary for Health Hugo López-Gatell claimed there was “no scientific evidence” showing the jab was “essential” for minors, given the high rate of inoculation among the adult population, Excélsior, Mexico City’s second-oldest daily, reported.

Mexico has approved a range of Covid vaccines for emergency use, including shots developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinovac, as well as Russia’s Sputnik V.

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The country’s Health Ministry recently revealed that a minimum of 48% of Mexicans have received at least one vaccine dose.

Like many other countries, Mexico rolled out its inoculation program in phases, giving high-risk groups first priority. Currently, those under 18 are not included in the vaccine drive.

Largely ignored by international media, Obrador’s provocative remarks went viral after an English-subtitled video of his speech was shared across social media.

Several comments hailed the Mexican president’s “cajones” for calling out Big Pharma greed. Pfizer, for example, has boasted record profits and recently raised full-year sales estimates for its vaccine to $45 billion.

Others shared more conspiratorial reactions to Obrador’s comments. Numerous observers theorized that the Mexican president was exposing himself to potential harm or an “accident” by criticizing Big Pharma firms in such a blunt and direct manner.

While Mexico doesn’t feel comfortable administering the shot to youngsters, many other countries have begun to offer the vaccine to minors, both in clinical trials and as part of inoculation drives. According to the Mayo Clinic, around 14% of Americans under 18 have received at least one Covid shot.

Source: Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma, president says, as internet predicts trouble after country rejects Covid jabs for kids

World-Record Holder Sydney McLaughlin Says She Finds ‘True Stability in Jesus’

U.S. Olympian Sydney McLaughlin delivered another stellar performance Saturday morning at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.65.

Source: World-Record Holder Sydney McLaughlin Says She Finds ‘True Stability in Jesus’

Thousands march across France as nationwide opposition to domestic Covid ID shows no signs of fizzling out (VIDEOS) | RT – Daily news

Demonstrators have flooded the streets of cities and towns across France for the third straight week as citizens continue to resist the government’s plan to require a health pass to engage in several ordinary activities.

Huge crowds turned out in Paris on Saturday as riot police attempted to corral the seemingly endless columns of protesters filling the capital’s main thoroughfares. Drumming, chanting and exploding firecrackers could be heard in a Ruptly livestream of the massive demonstration. The protesters could be heard shouting “Liberty!” as they snaked their way through the city’s streets.

At one point, scuffles broke out and police deployed tear gas as law enforcement found themselves nearly surrounded by mobs of Parisians.

Dozens of other events were reportedly held in other parts of the country.

Social media filled up with footage allegedly taken in the small city of Pau, located in southwestern France. Despite the city’s modest size, its streets were swarmed by demonstrators who turned out to express their disapproval with President Emmanuel Macron’s so-called “Green Pass.”

Other large turnouts were reported in cities and towns across the country, including in France’s overseas territories.

Starting from August 9, French citizens will need a government-issued digital health pass in order to go inside a cafe or use certain forms of public transport. Individuals will need the ID to show that they are fully vaccinated, have tested negative for Covid-19, or have recovered from the virus. The controversial legislation also makes vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers.

Since July 21, the Covid pass has been obligatory in order to visit museums, cinemas and other cultural venues with a capacity of more than 50 individuals.

Following large-scale protests earlier this month, the French government made several concessions to the draconian rules, including lowering fines for violating the ID regime and pushing back when the policy would come into force at shopping malls.

Last week, Macron seemed to dismiss those who opposed the coercive measures as irresponsible and selfish, arguing that refusing to be vaccinated with the experimental jab would end up killing people.

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Source: Thousands march across France as nationwide opposition to domestic Covid ID shows no signs of fizzling out (VIDEOS)

Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain | RT – Daily news

Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain

As the CDC urges Americans to mask up against the Delta variant, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has argued that more data is needed about the strain’s infectiousness. His mask-free nation is hovering at zero Covid deaths per day.

Anders Tegnell said on Friday that there was “a lot we do not know” about Delta and cautioned against drawing “far-reaching conclusions” about the coronavirus strain. He noted that the variant had been circulating in Sweden “for quite some time” with little effect, particularly in high-risk settings such as nursing homes.

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His comments were made in response to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting the Delta strain is more transmissible and could potentially cause more severe illness. The New York Times and other media outlets ran stories reporting that the CDC now believes the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox – but this comparison didn’t seem to impress Tegnell.

“It is difficult to say how contagious Delta is, [as] when it comes to chickenpox, we have been able to follow the disease for several years. The infectivity [of Delta] seems to be very uneven – in some cases, one person infects a hundred people, then we have other occasions when an infected person does not infect anyone at all,” he told Sweden’s Aftonbladet.

In separate remarks, he pointed to the fact that one-third of the country’s municipalities reported zero new Covid cases over the past week. At the same time, there was an uptick in cases among young people in Stockholm and other large cities.

And while US health authorities are pressing Americans in “high transmission” areas to mask up, Sweden dropped its last remaining mask recommendation – related to public transport – on July 1. While Sweden’s public health agency has supported measures such as social distancing and remote working, it has no recommendations for the use of face coverings in public spaces.

Reviled by the media for refusing to impose harsh lockdowns, Sweden’s less draconian approach to the health crisis appears to be paying off: The Scandinavian nation has recorded a total of eight Covid-linked deaths so far this month, an average of 0.25 deaths per day. While it’s possible this number will increase due to reporting lags, deaths have undoubtedly plummeted over the past several months. On June 4, Sweden reported 13 deaths – more than the entire month of July.

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Daily hospitalizations have also hovered near zero in July: On most days this month, the country saw between 0-2 Covid-cases requiring hospital treatment. At the same time, daily cases have fallen sharply since April.

Despite the promising developments, Tegnell warned against getting too comfortable. He stressed on Friday that Sweden was still in a pandemic and urged his countrymen, especially those in younger age groups, to get vaccinated.

Source: Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain