July 27th, 2021 3-5PM ET
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Newsom: Not Getting Vaccinated Is Like Driving Drunk On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Ayman Mohyeldin Reports,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) stated that those who have not gotten the coronavirus vaccine “are choosing to live with this virus.” And “You can’t choose to drive drunk. You put your life at risk. You put other lives at risk.” Newsom stated, “We don’t want to go back to where we were this fall. We don’t want to wait until we’re overwhelmed in our ICUs. We don’t want to wait until thousands and thousands of more Californians die of a virus where they simply can save their lives by getting a simple vaccine shot. You’ve got 25% — you noted, 75% of Californians have received at least one dose. But 25% of people are choosing to live with this virus. You can’t choose to drive drunk. You put your life at risk. You put other lives at risk. At the end of the day, we’ve got to be a little more assertive to help people get this disease behind us, help society ultimately end this pandemic.”
Fauci Wants to Start Fighting Next Pandemic Now In an effort to avoid another pandemic in the coming years, Dr. Anthony Fauci wants to launch an ambitious plan to make prototype vaccines that could protect against pathogens from 20 families of viruses that threaten human lives. It won’t come cheap, with the cost totaling “a few billion dollars” a year, Fauci said, and the first round of results wouldn’t emerge for at least five years. Also, a huge number of scientists would be needed to conduct the necessary studies. “It would require pretty large sums of money,” Fauci told The New York Times. “But after what we’ve been through, it’s not out of the question.” Using research tools that have worked with COVID-19, scientists would study the molecular structure of each virus, searching for the spots where antibodies must strike it, and figuring out how to prompt the body to make those antibodies. “If we get the funding, which I believe we will, it likely will start in 2022,” Fauci said, adding that he has been pushing the idea “in discussions with the White House and others.” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, said he thought the necessary funds would be allocated and added that the project is “compelling.”
Special Guest Meryl Dorey
Back in 1994 we were feeling that the government and the medical community, in general, tended to exaggerate the safety and benefit profiles of vaccinations whilst downplaying their risks and true effectiveness.
For that reason, our group was formed with the express purpose of:
- promoting discussion about medically-referenced information on vaccine safety and effectiveness;
- lobbying to ensure that vaccinations are never made compulsory for Australian children; and
- supporting those who have chosen not to vaccinate or to vaccinate selectively.
From the beginning, we have operated as a volunteer-run community organisation. We used to be a membership and donation driven group whose only sources of funding were provided by our membership and sales of books, videos and DVDs in our web shop.
In 2009 however, an organisation was set up with the goal of forcing our organisation to close down. This group has filed dozens of complaints against us with various government departments and media outlets. They do not believe that freedom of speech or communication should be protected in Australia and want to close down the debate on this issue.
As a result of one of these complaints, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) issued a public warning against the AVN. We fought against this warning and won our case in the NSW Supreme Court on the 24th of February, 2012. The HCCC were ordered to pay our costs and removed the warning. The Supreme Court stated that both the investigation and the warning were Ultra Vires (beyond their power) and their conduct of this investigation was illegal.
You can read more about both the complaints and the HCCC investigation here.
Australian ad showing Covid patient gasping for air sparks backlash as country battles Delta variant A dramatic government health advertisement showing a young woman gasping for air while on a ventilator has sparked a backlash in Australia, with social media users criticizing its targeting of young people for coronavirus vaccination — the majority of whom are not yet eligible to receive the recommended shot.”Covid can affect anyone. Stay home. Get tested. Book your vaccination,” reads an on-screen message in the 30-second ad, seemingly intended to illustrate the risks posed to young people by the highly-contagious Delta variant. The ad, which began airing Sunday night in Sydney, “is quite graphic, and it’s meant to be graphic,” Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, said during a news conference Sunday. “We are only doing this because of the (Covid-19) situation.” While Australia has fared better than many other developed nations in keeping infections relatively low, Sydney has seen case numbers surge in recent weeks as the Delta variant takes hold. In response to the outbreak, restrictions have tightened in Australia’s largest city, with tough rules in place limiting outdoor gatherings, exercise and shopping. New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, reported 112 new locally transmitted cases Monday, almost all in Sydney, despite the strict lockdown measures. The new government ad is part of a broader Covid-19 health campaign highlighting the seriousness of the latest outbreak, however, many Australians have expressed concern over its use of “insensitive” scare tactics, and what many perceive to be muddled, contradictory messaging.
More than 200 Australians TAKEN To Quarantine Facilities Because They MIGHT Have Been Exposed to the Virus South Australians who visited “super-spreader” sites are being transferred to medi-hotels, even if they have not tested positive to COVID-19. Adelaide Now reports: “Anyone who attended the Greek on Halifax on Saturday night and Tenafeate Creek Winery on Sunday afternoon will be transferred into medi-hotel.” South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said all 216 people who had attended both sites would be sent to medi-hotel, along with their household contacts. Spurrier said those people had not been consulted over the move, but that it was being done because of great concerns about those “super-spreader” sites,” the publication stated.
Just two new Covid cases have been found despite a massive testing surge, as more than 200 people who attended a restaurant and winery discover they must go into medi-hotel quarantine. #Covid19 coverage: https://t.co/nBGQqw4VDj #TheAdvertiser pic.twitter.com/SpFVS2rbkG
— The Advertiser (@theTiser) July 22, 2021
NSW government to extend Greater Sydney COVID-19 lockdown by another four weeks NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will announce a four-week extension of Greater Sydney’s lockdown in light of the state’s COVID-19 crisis. The announcement is expected at her daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday morning. The metropolitan region and its surrounding areas — Greater Sydney, Wollongong, Blue Mountains and Central Coast — have been subjected to stay-at-home orders since June 26. What began as a two-week lockdown at the end of last month for the over 5 million people living in Greater Sydney will now stretch until at least August 28. Restrictions were due to be lifted on July 31 but it became clear last week when the state’s number of COVID-19 daily case numbers continued to grow that the Delta outbreak was not yet under control. Ms Berejiklian and her crisis cabinet have spent the past two days putting together the blueprint for what life in the country’s most populous state will look like beyond Friday. For workers the plan is likely to include rapid antigen testing — as opposed to the current nose swab, or polymerase chain reaction (PCR), tests used by COVID-19 clinics — as part of an expanded surveillance testing.
Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time. The five-day lockdown across Victoria ends at 11:59 p.m., allowing schools, pubs and restaurants to reopen, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said. But people will not be allowed to have visitors in their homes for another two weeks. “This lockdown … sends a very clear message that we have seen off two delta outbreaks,” Andrews said. “I don’t think there’s a jurisdiction in the world that has been able to achieve that, and every Victorian should be proud of that.” Sydney, Australia’s most populous city where the delta outbreak began in mid-June when a limousine driver was infected while transporting a U.S. air crew from the airport, remains in lockdown indefinitely after more than four weeks. The new outbreak has claimed 10 lives. The New South Wales state government on Tuesday reported 172 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, a new daily record. Victoria reported 10 new cases on Tuesday, but all had been in isolation while they were infectious. It was the third consecutive day in which no new cases in Victoria had been in the community while infectious.
Montclair city employees who go maskless will have to wear stickers declaring vaccination Starting Monday in Montclair, city workers who choose not to wear a mask must wear stickers that prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The city manager says the requirement is in line with California Division of Occupational Safety and Health rules, but there has been some pushback on the new requirement. Some of the city’s leaders want Montclair to hold off on mandating the vaccine over concerns that it might violate employees’ privacy rights. Mayor Javier “John” Dutrey says the requirement falls in line with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA. Both agencies require workplaces to document proof of an employee’s vaccine status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that employers provide stickers to fully vaccinated employees, to be worn on their work badges. Montclair’s mandate was approved Wednesday despite qualms that the city might end up in court over the matter.
Newsom vows California will have the ‘strongest vaccine verification system in the US’ as mandate is announced California will soon require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID-19 inoculation or get tested at least once a week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday as he vowed that the the Golden State will have the “strongest vaccine verification system in the US.” “Too many people have chosen to live with this virus,” Newsom said during a press briefing where he announced the new vaccination requirement, which will take effect next month. The Democratic governor added, “We’re at a point in this epidemic, this pandemic, where individuals’ choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us in a profound and devastating and deadly way.” There are 246,000 state employees in California who will be impacted by the order. Additionally, there are at least 2 million healthcare workers in the public and private sectors in the state who fall under the mandate, according to the Associated Press. The vaccine or test requirement also applies to those working in “high-risk congregate settings” like adult and senior residential facilities, homeless shelters, and jails, the governor said. The new policy for state workers will take effect on Aug. 2 and testing will be phased in over the next few weeks, while the policy for healthcare workers and those in congregate facilities will take effect on Aug. 9.
‘Proof of Being Unvaccinated Required’ at Huntington Beach Restaurant The sign on a window at a Huntington Beach restaurant might require a double-take. Instead of the masks-must-be-worn signs that became commonplace around California in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the sign taped to the window at Basilico’s Pasta e Vino reads, “PROOF OF BEING UNVACCINATED REQUIRED.” It’s one illustration of the backlash that continues against coronavirus vaccines in parts of Orange County and around California. Owner Tony Roman told NBCLA he’s willing to pledge his restaurant as a Constitutional battleground. “Our American way of life is under attack,” Roman wrote in a statement to NBCLA. “And I feel blessed to be on the front lines of this battle in defense of Liberty and Freedom, willing to put everything at risk for it, pledging our business as a ‘Constitutional Battleground’ since day one of the lockdowns on March 19th, 2020. “We have never complied with any restrictions since, and when the tiny tyrants go on the attack with new mandates, we fire back launching new missiles of defiance. And with the new and aggressive push for mandatory vax policies, we couldn’t resist, so we are sending a message of our own. Hopefully most are smart enough to read between the lines. Otherwise we will just sit back and have fun watching their heads explode over it.”
Churchgoers with face masks will be removed, Tennessee pastor says. ‘I’m sick of it’ A Tennessee pastor threatened to boot mask-wearers from his Tennessee church as some places are taking additional measures to help protect against the more contagious coronavirus delta variant. “If they go through round two and you start showing up (with) all these masks and all this nonsense, I will ask you to leave,” pastor Greg Locke told his Nashville-area congregation during a service on Sunday. “I will ask you to leave. I am not playing these Democrat games up in this church.” Locke’s comments at Global Vision Bible Church come as some U.S. communities reconsider face mask recommendations during the continued spread of the delta variant. Locke in his sermon criticized officials for eyeing potential restrictions. “I ain’t playing these stupid games,” Locke said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. “A bunch of pastors talking about how much they want to see people heal and they’re afraid to baptize people because of a delta variant — I’m sick of it.”
Covid cases in US may have been undercounted by 60%, study shows The number of Covid-19 cases across the US may have been undercounted by as much as 60%, researchers at the University of Washington have found. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, builds on research which has found the number of reported cases “represents only a fraction of the estimated total number of infections”. It has important implications for how many Americans need to be vaccinated to stop outbreaks. The paper comes as a swath of states across the south and midwest, especially Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana, experience outbreaks driven by Delta variant infections among unvaccinated people. “There are all sorts of different data sources we can draw on to understand the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Adrian Raftery, a professor of sociology and statistics at the University of Washington and senior study author. But, he said, “each source of data has its own flaws that would give a biased picture of what’s really going on. What we wanted to do is to develop a framework that corrects the flaws in multiple data sources and draws on their strengths to give us an idea of Covid-19’s prevalence in a region, a state or the country as a whole.”
Sununu signs ‘medical freedom’ immunization bill New Hampshire residents can’t be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access public facilities, benefits or services under a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu. Supporters say the bill signed this week establishes “medical freedom” by specifying that all residents have the “natural, essential and inherent right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion by government to accept an immunization.” It does not, however, supersede the state law regarding vaccinations as a prerequisite for admission to school. That law lists seven required vaccinations but does not currently include the COVID-19 vaccine. The new law also does not apply to county nursing homes, the state psychiatric hospital or other medical facilities operated by the state or other governmental bodies. And it allows mandatory immunizations in prisons and jails when there is a significant health threat.
National poll: Parents split on whether to vaccinate younger kids against COVID Just one age group remains when it comes to qualifying for a COVID-19 vaccine: young children. But with clinical trials underway for authorizing a vaccine for children under 12, some parents remain hesitant about whether to get their kids vaccinated, a new national poll suggests. Parents of children ages 3-11 are almost evenly split on whether to vaccinate kids once available, with 49% saying it’s likely their child will get vaccinated and 51% saying it’s unlikely, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Many parents agree that the recommendation of their child’s health care provider will be influential when it comes to making their decision. But many of them (70% of those with kids ages 3-11 and half of those with kids 12-18) say they haven’t discussed the COVID vaccine with their child’s doctor. “The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted parents to think about their child’s health and safety in new ways, from mask wearing to attending in-person events. As COVID vaccine authorizations expand to younger age groups, parents are also considering whether and when their child should get vaccinated,” said Mott Poll co-director Sarah Clark, M.P.H. “As children prepare to return to school, our poll provides insight into parents’ current stance on vaccinating kids and what factors into their decision making.” The nationally representative report is based on responses from 2,019 parents of at least one child age 3-18 years who were surveyed in June.
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