National security threat? Meat executive order, Dakota Sawyer, Ohio frustration, Open Ohio, Ty Bollinger Outside The Box, Coronavirus infection rate, Vax fast track, Thermal imaging, De Blasio vs The Jews, Fauci Tinder hookups and MORE!
Apr 29th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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US was warned of threat from anti-vaxxers in event of pandemic America’s “anti-vaxxer movement” would pose a threat to national security in the event of a “pandemic with a novel organism”, an FBI-connected non-profit research group warned last year, just months before the global coronavirus pandemic began.In a research paper put out by the little-known in-house journal of InfraGard – a national security group affiliated with the FBI – experts warned the US anti-vaccine movement would also be connected with “social media misinformation and propaganda campaigns” orchestrated by the Russian government.Since the virus hit America, anti-vaccination activists and some sympathetic legislators around the country have led or participated in protests against stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the deadly virus. More than 50,000 people have died in the US.On its website, InfraGard says it is an “FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening national security” with a mission to protect “United States critical infrastructure”. It says it consists of local chapters and that “an FBI special agent from each field office is assigned to serve as a private sector coordinator”.The paper, jointly written by a security consultant and a senior doctor in New York State’s largest hospital network, warned: “The biggest threat in controlling an outbreak comes from those who categorically reject vaccination.”
Trump Says Meat Plants Are ‘Critical Infrastructure,’ Signs Executive Order To Keep Them Open President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that invoked the Defense Production Act to keep meat plants open as industry leaders sound the alarm about possible shortages—and critics say is executive overreach that compromises workers’ safety.President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that invoked the Defense Production Act to keep meat plants open as industry leaders sound the alarm about possible shortages—and critics say is executive overreach that compromises workers’ safety.The White House decided to use an executive order after learning that up to 80% of the country’s meat production capacity could be reduced in the pandemic, Bloomberg reported earlier on Tuesday.At least 5,000. That’s how many meatpacking workers have been impacted by coronavirus, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. At least 20 have died.
Dakota Sawyer is a young conservative who is very active in local, state and national politics. A sophomore at Edison High School, he hails from Norwalk where he lives with his mom, dad, and four brothers. He started his political career in the basement of the Best Western Inn, making phone calls for then candidate Donald Trump in 2016. In 2017, he moved on to work as an intern for Congressman Jim Renacci who was running for governor at the time. In the 2018 primary, Dakota worked on his dad’s campaign for State Senate and also helped Mike Gibbons campaign for U.S. Senate. Dakota then worked for congressional candidate Steven Kraus’s race in the 2018 general election. He has been helping many people who think about running for office with designing of yard signs and literature. Dakota is currently hosting his own podcast called The Daily Update and is also co-hosting a local radio show “Round Table with George Csatary”, heard every Monday evening on 1220 AM the Word, from 7-9 PM.
Ohio House Speaker: ‘Tremendous frustration’ with DeWine administration Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder issued a statement Monday night criticizing Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration for ordering small businesses closed during the coronavirus pandemic while larger ones have been allowed to remain open and profit.“There is a tremendous amount of frustration from the majority of members in the Ohio House regarding the Administration’s unwillingness to recognize that small businesses that have much less daily traffic in their stores are closed while their large chain competitors have been open throughout the process,” said Householder, R-Glenford.”As long as small retailers continue to be shut down while national chains are allowed to remain open, government is assisting in the demise of many great small businesses. The big get bigger and the small go away. The House has asked to work with the Administration to come up with common sense solutions to resolve this, but have been met with deaf ears.
Coronavirus: GOP legislators roll out ‘Open Ohio’ plan while Democrats urge caution Gov. Mike DeWine’s road map for reopening Ohio seems too slow for many Republicans who say people can distance without decrees and too fast for Democrats who worry about a second surge of the coronavirus.“My fear is that the governor is going to try to central plan and micromanage everything,” said Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, who is leading an effort to open all businesses as “essential” as soon as possible. “Our plan trusts people to do that and businesses to do that and local health departments.”The plan is called the Open Ohio Responsibly Framework, and more than 30 Republicans — a majority of the GOP caucus — so far have signed on in support. It recommends allowing all businesses to open starting Friday with the caveat that they modify their operations (increased spacing between tables and checkout lines, masks for employees).“If a business isn’t following these rules, then let’s go work with that individual business to help them become compliant,” Vitale said. “If the public or an employee doesn’t feel comfortable, they are going to call the local health department. People aren’t going to shop somewhere if they don’t feel safe.”
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Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
The Truth About Vaccines 2020
Coronavirus antibody testing suggests infections are widely under-reported Mounting evidence suggests that the coronavirus might be more widespread throughout the country than previously thought — in some cases more than 80 times original estimates — as states expand capacity for antibody testing and find surprising results.On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has emphasized the importance of antibody testing and contact tracing in order to determine who can safely return to work, said that early results suggested 14.9 percent of residents had contracted COVID-19 at some point.When broken down by region, Cuomo said in New York City — the state’s hotbed for COVID-19 infections — the rate was about 24.7 percent.He earlier said preliminary results suggested a statewide infection rate of 13.9 percent, which would mean roughly 2.7 million residents contracted the illness at some point, which is about 10 times more than what’s been confirmed by COVID-19 testing. As of Tuesday, the number of coronavirus cases reported worldwide had reached just over 3 million.
Pfizer: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by this fall for emergency use To combat the coronavirus pandemic, Pfizer Inc. said it could have a vaccine ready for emergency use by the fall, according to a report.Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday that the company could further be ready for a broader rollout by the end of the year.“This is a crisis right now, and a solution is desperately needed by all,” Bourla told the publication.The company is continuing to do more testing to ensure the vaccine is safe, according to The Journal.The next results are expected as early as next month.While many point to a vaccine as the surest path back to normal, public health experts see another way that’s no less daunting: millions more tests; 100,000 or more health workers to track and isolate those exposed to COVID-19, and a seamless data network to coordinate the effort.Some U.S. states are beginning the process of easing restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the various plans show that “normal” is a long way off. Among the states with aggressive plans to reopen businesses is Georgia, where officials on Tuesday reported the death toll had topped 1,000 people.
Thermal imaging cameras could play “critical role” in keeping people safe from COVID-19 Thermal imaging cameras are the latest devices businesses hope will help reopen the economy while keeping people safe from the threat of COVID-19. The cameras are used to scan temperature from a safe distance, and if a fever — a common coronavirus symptom — is detected, the company could require further screening or deny the person entry altogether. “What we’re seeing is there will be a new normal that will involve thermal screening as a frontline tool,” Chris Bainter, director of global business development at FLIR Systems, told CBS News’ Jericka Duncan. FLIR has been producing thermal imaging cameras since the SARS epidemic in 2003, when it gained widespread use in Asia. Since the outbreak, companies like Flexible Systems, Thermal Guardian, CrowdRx and many more have begun manufacturing the cameras for use in airports, healthcare centers and even apartment buildings in New York, where the pandemic has hit particularly hard. A store in Georgia, City Farmer’s Market, has already set up thermal imaging cameras to scan customers as they enter the store. If a customer’s temperature is above 100.4 degrees, they are given a flyer that asks them to leave to protect others, and offers that the store does their shopping for them.
Mayor Bill De Blasio tells cops to ARREST mourners at funerals and anyone gathering in large groups to stop coronavirus spreading after he drove across New York City to disperse crowds Mayor Bill De Blasio has instructed police to arrest mourners at funerals and anyone gathering in large groups in a new ‘zero tolerance’ approach to stop the spread of coronavirus – after he drove across New York City to witness hundreds gathered in Brooklyn. The mayor showed up at an Orthodox Jewish funeral in Williamsburg Tuesday night and threatened mourners with arrest for ignoring social distancing rules.De Blasio traveled to personally shut down the gathering after images surfaced on social media of a massive funeral for a rabbi who died from coronavirus. Shocking photos revealed hundreds of people gathered in the streets to pay their respects to Rabbi Chaim Mertz.The mourners were seen crammed in together much closer than the six feet recommended under social distancing guidelines and many people were not wearing face masks.The mass gathering is also a violation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order banning non-essential gatherings.De Blasio slammed the mourners on Twitter calling their actions ‘absolutely unacceptable’. ‘Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic,’ he wrote.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Catches Hell for Threatening to Arrest Jewish Citizens Who Gather in Large Groups Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting blowback for threatening to arrest Jewish citizens of New York City who appeared to ignore social distancing orders while mourning the death of a recently passed rabbi.Supporters of Rabbi Chaim Mertz, who reportedly died from the coronavirus, gathered Tuesday evening to mourn the passing of the religious leader, flouting the social distancing guidelines put forth by both state and city municipalities.The New York City mayor put out three tweets about what he deemed to be an “absolutely unacceptable” gathering aiding the coronavirus outbreak and ultimately threatened arrest of those who ignored his order. Images of the funeral gathering. But as is often the case on Twitter, context is often lost. And the second tweet, even in context, was a questionable targeting of “members of the Jewish community” followed by a threat to arrest them by the NYPD. This was not lost on many who expressed ridicule and outrage over de Blasio’s tone-deaf tweet.
My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 29, 2020
Dr. Fauci endorses Tinder hookups ‘if you’re willing to take a risk’ Tired of having to live your sex life online during lockdown? You’re in luck. Government coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says that heartsick isolationists can hook up with asymptomatic Tinder matches in real life — but, like love, it involves some risk.The 79-year-old immunologist dropped the unorthodox dating tip in a Tuesday interview on Snapchat’s “Good Luck America.”Toward the end of the taped segment, Fauci was asked: “If you’re swiping on a dating app like Tinder, or Bumble or Grindr, and you match with someone that you think is hot, and you’re just kind of like, ‘Maybe it’s fine if this one stranger comes over.’ What do you say to that person?”“You know, that’s tough,” replied the befuddled National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director to the curveball. “Because that’s what’s called relative risk.”Then he dropped the bombshell. “If you’re willing to take a risk — and you know, everybody has their own tolerance for risks — you could figure out if you want to meet somebody,” said Fauci, who was named a candidate for People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” award.He added, “If you want to go a little bit more intimate, well, then that’s your choice regarding a risk.”But don’t invite every one of y
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