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27.05.2021 - 10:30 [ Achse des Guten ]

Warum will die Regierung die Kinder impfen?

Wie lange, glaubt die Politik, hält eine Gesellschaft das aus? Darüber scheinen sich die Volksvertreter keine Gedanken zu machen.

10.05.2021 - 14:59 [ Achse des Guten ]

Broders Spiegel: Vom Souverän zum Bittsteller

Warum nur machen das in einem jahrzehntelang freien Land so viele Menschen mit, ohne es zu hinterfragen? Wieso lassen sie sich die Zuteilung früherer Selbstverständlichkeiten immer noch gefallen?

02.05.2021 - 19:56 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Our epidemic is over, so why are we slower to unlock than countries with higher infection rates?

The BBC has worked out that 44 per cent of local authority areas in England, and more than half in Scotland, did not record a single Covid fatality in April. Hardly surprising given the low incidence of the virus. According to the ONS, around one person in a thousand was infected in the week up to 24 April – down from one in 50 in January.

Why, then, are we being so slow to open up?

27.03.2021 - 14:00 [ Express.co.uk ]

What’s the point of a BRILLIANT vaccine if we remain prisoners in our homes? JUDY FINNIGAN

I’m getting very tired of various scientific oddbods turning up on the news and telling us our future. This is invariably gloomy, speculating about how new variants will not allow us to have holidays abroad this summer.

The latest – unbelievably – is Professor Neil Ferguson, who was so publicly caught flouting his own lockdown advice last year by inviting his mistress over for a spot of nooky.

Shamed for a bit, he’s now back on his high horse, saying summer holidays are not for the rest of us.

11.03.2021 - 19:21 [ NYmag.com ]

Israel Is the World’s Most Vaccinated Country. Why Are Cases Rising?

(07.02.2021)

While Israel races ahead on putting shots in arms, the country is also seeing a spike in cases, with almost 74 out of every 100,000 Israelis testing positive for the virus, compared to about 40 out of every 100,000 Americans. On Thursday, the death toll in Israel crossed 5,000.

When asked about the seemingly contradictory puzzle, Galia Rahav, the head of the infectious-disease unit at Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center, sighed, chuckled, and said: “This is Israel. We have to be extreme in everything.”

26.02.2021 - 15:54 [ Jordan Weissmann / Twitter ]

Wait, why the fuck are we bombing Syria?

24.02.2021 - 06:52 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Leben wir wirklich in einer Demokratie? (Nr.1)

(05.02.2021)

Auszug aus „Die Revolution ist fällig. Aber sie ist verboten“, erschienen am 7. September 2020:

Einführung

Von außen betrachtet haben wir eine schöne Demokratie. Formal gesehen gibt es die Chance zum politischen Wechsel. Es finden Wahlen statt. Von außen betrachtet werden wir gut regiert und es geht uns gut.

Tatsächlich stimmt der schöne Satz unseres Grundgesetzes, alle Gewalt gehe vom Volk aus, seit Langem nicht mehr. Tatsächlich gibt es hierzulande statt Fortschritt Rückschritt. Restauration!

Die immer ungerechter werdende Verteilung der Einkommen und Vermögen hat dazu geführt, dass einige das Sagen haben. Die Reichen und die Starken setzen sich durch, bestimmen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Weltweit, in den USA sowieso, bei uns, in Frankreich, in Großbritannien, in Brasilien, in Indien, in Chile, in Saudi-Arabien. Überall.

17.02.2021 - 09:56 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

What WAS the point of vaccine triumph if we are doomed to endless curbs, asks Dr JOHN LEE

Despite the success of the vaccine programme, which will see all vulnerable people protected against Covid-19 in a month, it seems lockdown will largely continue until July.

Restaurants and churches possibly still closed. Travel impossible. Families forbidden to mingle indoors. The Treasury still borrowing billions to keep people on furlough. This is draining the health of our population and our economy.

15.02.2021 - 22:34 [ BMJ.com ]

Why did a German newspaper insist the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was inefficacious for older people—without evidence?

With huge global public health implications, Handelsblatt’s story rapidly became international news—and was rapidly rebuffed. Calls for the underlying data filled social media. An AstraZeneca spokesperson described the reported figure as “completely incorrect.”

The controversy came at a moment of intense finger pointing between the European Commission and AstraZeneca over unfulfilled vaccine shipments, and in the week that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was expected to decide whether to recommend authorisation.

28.01.2021 - 18:41 [ Desmond Swayne, Member of Parliament ]

Demoralising the NHS?

(17.01.2021)

I have been criticised by a family doctor on the grounds that a question I put to the PM in Parliament was ‘demoralising for NHS staff’.
I am at a loss as to how this could be the case.
The question to the PM was this:
“Pubs cannot compete with supermarkets for off-sales. Even within a household, people cannot play tennis or golf. Notwithstanding the assault on liberty and livelihoods, why are the regulations pervaded by a pettifogging malice?”

23.01.2021 - 20:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Do people want to be free? Or do they prefer security at any price?

The present emergency has raised a question that we thought was answered: do people value safety more than freedom? The great political argument of the twentieth century between a totalitarianism that promised lifelong protection, and open democracy which took the riskier path of liberty seemed to have been settled when communism collapsed and its Western acolytes, for the most part, gave up the fight. Or at least re-framed their position in a way that could accommodate the winning side.

19.01.2021 - 22:55 [ Mick Wallace / Twitter ]

How come @BernieSanders has not used his influence to speak up for Julian #Assange who’s health is deteriorating in a High Security Prison in London ? – Julian’s only crime is exposing the truth about #US War Crimes…

07.01.2021 - 10:03 [ Susan Hennessey, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney / Twitter ]

But does that just mean 3 people had totally random medical emergencies? Reactions to tear gas? It’s just oddly vague.

07.01.2021 - 09:13 [ Sebastian Gorka DrG / Twitter ]

Who killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit in Congress today? I want to know. America must be told.

02.01.2021 - 14:59 [ news.com.au ]

Why no jab? Australia lags behind in race for vaccine

Despite assurances by Health Minister Greg Hunt that the progression of the vaccine was well under way, the Australian Government is unlikely to start immunising health workers and the elderly until at least March.

30.12.2020 - 03:00 [ Tamburlaine / Twitter ]

You do realize that not only can the Squad #ForceTheVote on M4A, they can even #ReplacePelosiJan3 with *ZERO RISK* of a GOP Speaker? They need 5-8 holdouts. The GOP doesn’t have the votes. And this isn’t being discussed at all. Why?

28.12.2020 - 17:26 [ gab.ai/murali / Twitter ]

How many willing to bet that this case is part of pharma wars to sabotage Oxford vaccine?

(28.11.2020)

27.12.2020 - 05:22 [ gab.ai/murali / Twitter ]

How many willing to bet that this case is part of pharma wars to sabotage Oxford vaccine?

(28.11.2020)

27.12.2020 - 05:20 [ Sean / Twitter ]

Can I ask why the Oxford vaccine approval is taking so long? It only took 23 days for Pfizers, we are nearly at day 30 and still no sign of approval!

(21.12.2020)

23.11.2020 - 11:41 [ Ro Khanna, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Flournoy supported the war in Iraq & Libya, criticized Obama on Syria, and helped craft the surge in Afghanistan. I want to support the President’s picks. But will Flournoy now commit to a full withdrawal from Afghanistan & a ban on arms sales to the Saudis to end the Yemen war?

26.10.2020 - 15:03 [ RealClearPolitics.com ]

CNN’s Jake Tapper to Biden Campaign: „Why Is He Taking A Day Off“ Two Weeks Before Election?

(18.10.2020)

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden campaign surrogate Sen. Chris Coons why the candidate is taking multiple days off per week this close to the election. Biden held no public events on Saturday.

04.10.2020 - 16:26 [ Jennifer Williams, Politics & investigations editor for the Manchester Evening News / Twitter ]

He is asked why there has been a sudden spike overnight in testing numbers. There was a problem with counting, he says. ‘It was a computing issue.’ WHAT COMPUTING ISSUE

28.09.2020 - 16:53 [ @travisburgess / Twitter ]

Who was President at the time when Trump wasn’t paying any income tax?

24.09.2020 - 16:43 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The three taboos at the heart of Johnson’s coronavirus fiasco

What is wrong with Britain?

20.09.2020 - 13:10 [ @honorgoesfar / Twitter ]

We would like to know why the CDC updated only 9,682 deaths silently on their Covid page. Look at the red wording? I have daily updates and it was recently added to show all these deaths were never Covid. These were underlying conditions people died from besides 9,862! #suspect

(31.08.2020)

26.06.2020 - 11:00 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

(June 5, 2020)

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

18.06.2020 - 06:57 [ Wavy.com ]

Medical experts say protests violate social distancing guidelines. Why is there no spike in cases 2 weeks later?

While more than two weeks have passed, one health district director thinks it’s still too soon to draw conclusions on the effect large protests have on the number of coronavirus cases in Virginia.

06.06.2020 - 14:28 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

05.06.2020 - 00:24 [ the Hill ]

Pelosi demands Trump clarify deployment of unidentified law enforcement in DC

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday demanded that President Trump provide a list of the agencies involved in deploying law enforcement officers around Washington, D.C., in response to the crowds of demonstrators protesting police brutality.

Some officers policing protests in the city in recent days have been seen without any identifying labels on their uniforms, raising questions about which law enforcement agencies they represent.

22.04.2020 - 16:47 [ Rolling Stone ]

The Question the CDC Won’t Answer About Coronavirus Testing

(10.03.2020)

We asked for a list of all contractors who had a financial interest in providing the agency with reagents and other components of the test. Despite multiple followups, the CDC has not responded.

Reached today, a CDC media staffer said that the agency was overwhelmed with press requests and was working through its backlog. Our questions, she said, were in the queue.

11.04.2020 - 19:26 [ theHill.com ]

Cuomo joins criticism of WHO response: ‚Where were the warning signs?‘

“Where were the warning signs? Who should have blown the whistle?“ Cuomo asked at a daily briefing. “The president has asked this question, and I think he’s right. The president’s answer is the World Health Organization should’ve been blowing the whistle.”

Cuomo said that as a governor he doesn’t deal with much foreign policy, so he “doesn’t know if that’s right or wrong, but I know the question is right and sometimes the question is more important than the answer.”

07.04.2020 - 09:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

As Germany’s coronavirus outbreak appears to peak at fewer than 1,500 deaths – why HAS it performed so much better than most of Europe?

Germany’s daily death toll today dropped to just 92. Its dramatic drop in daily deaths comes nine days after its peak in cases on March 28, suggesting the worst of its outbreak has passed. Spain and Italy are also reporting lower deaths by day.

31.03.2020 - 14:09 [ Dr. Carol M. Swain, member of Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board / Twitter ]

What’re the criteria for determining #coronavirus is the cause of death for a person with serious pre-existing health conditions? I ask because eagerness to inflate numbers might lead to overzealousness. #Coronavirustruth #COVID19 @realDonaldTrump #CDC @CDCgov

31.03.2020 - 13:55 [ Jorge Salcedo / Twitter ]

What is the criteria to count COVID-19 deaths in the US?

COVID-19 as the the main cause of death?

Any dead person who test positive for it?

Do we distinguish between deaths WITH COVID-19 vs BECAUSE OF COVID-19?

Do all states use the same criteria?

24.03.2020 - 18:12 [ New York Times ]

‘Where Are the Ventilators?’: Cuomo Pleads for More Help for New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said the federal government needed to provide more medical equipment as the number of coronavirus cases accelerated.

06.03.2020 - 23:00 [ Aaron Eisenberg / Twitter ]

So Biden is up 76 delegates (627-551) right now but for some reason there are 162 outstanding delegates not allocated yet and 153 of those are in Colorado, Utah, and California three states Bernie won. When are they going to update the delegates? It has been 3 full days now.

(1 hour ago)

06.02.2020 - 18:51 [ Terri C / Twitter ]

Why aren’t any of the Dem candidates speaking out about the situation in Iowa? It’s been FOUR DAYS and they still don’t have a final count? And they’re stealing the election right out from under Bernie and he remains silent. What is going on in this party?

They are SO inept.