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Aussie ‘Police State’ Covid Lockdown Is Failing

The images from Australia's lockdown are terrifying, and many people are awakening to the moral horror that is engulfing the Land Down Under. August 28, 2021 Jon Miltimore, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the government would be extending its lockdown following an outbreak of the Delta variant. "We don't yet believe that we have reached the peak of this outbreak, or necessarily the edge of it," Ardern said at...

Unvaxxed Traveler Arrested After Spelling Gaffe

Chicago Sun-Times – A woman allegedly used a phony COVID-19 vaccination card that misspelled "Moderna" to get into Hawaii for a vacation last week without quarantining for 10 days as required. Chloe Mrozak faces misdemeanor charges of violating the state's coronavirus emergency proclamation, which requires visitors to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test in order to roam the islands freely. Screeners were skeptical of the 24-year-old Oak Lawn resident's supposed CDC card when...

Fauci To Receive Honorary Mayo Clinic Degree

PLUS: Stranded in Mexico, a Mayo doctor and his family yearn to return home Post Bulletin – Dr. Anthony Fauci will deliver the commencement speech on Sept. 11 at the 2021 Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to giving the commencement speech, Fauci will receive an honorary degree from the school. Dr. Stephen Ekker, dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, said: "When I think of the impact science is having on society, I...

Texas Abortion Ban Takes Effect

(CNN) A controversial Texas law that bars abortions at six weeks went into effect early Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers. The lack of judicial intervention means that the law -- which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant -- goes into force absent further court intervention. The law...

State Mask Bans Face Federal Civil Rights Inquiries

The Education Department announced Monday that it's investigating five Republican-led states that have banned mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.

Blue Lives Matter? 98 Officers Dead In Texas Alone

Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. – Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country have contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. The following law enforcement officers died as a result of contracting the virus in the line of duty. Fallen Officers From the COVID-19 Pandemic Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California Deputy Sheriff Oscar Walter Rocha Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas Police Officer Jose Antonio Buso, Sr. Alamo...

“The Final Variant Is Communism”

In Oregon, where school staffers statewide are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, the board for the 7,500-student district of Redmond last week passed a resolution protesting the mandate and mandatory mask-wearing in schools after "significant" opposition.

Rand Paul: Medical Authorities Guided By “Trump Derangement”

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he was "in the middle" about whether ivermectin should be used, but said researchers did not want to study the drug because o their "hatred for Trump."

Oregon Seeks Refrigerated Trucks To Store Covid Bodies

The death toll from COVID-19 in Oregon is climbing so rapidly in some counties that the state has organized delivery of one refrigerated truck to hold the bodies and is sending a second one, the state emergency management department said Saturday.

Media, Florida Officials Wrangle Over Covid Death Counting

There has been much political gnashing of teeth recently as some Florida officials have sparred with journalists over high Covid death numbers being reported.

Nigerian Traveler Busted Smuggling Deadly African Snails Into US

CBS NEWS – A quarter-pound of beef, fresh leaves and 15 live giant land snails — it's not a recipe, but the confiscated contents of an airline passenger's luggage earlier this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the discovery Tuesday, saying that the snails are capable of causing rare forms of meningitis in humans. CBP said in a statement that the snails were recovered at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The...

Governor Begs Tourists: Stay Away

HONOLULU (AP) — Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane could barely breathe when she went to a Hawaii emergency room. Nausea made it difficult for her to stand and her body throbbed with pain. Like many Native Hawaiians, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Perreira-Keawekane's situation highlights the COVID-19 crisis that is gripping Hawaii as hospitals are overflowing with a record number of patients, vaccinations are stagnating and Hawaiians are experiencing a disproportionate share of the suffering. Hawaii was once...

State Wants To Pay Drug Addicts

CBS NEWS – Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober. The federal government has been doing it for years with military veterans. Research shows it is one of the most effective ways to get people to stop using drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine, stimulants for which there are no pharmaceutical treatments available. It works like...

China Just Accused The US Of Politicizing Virus Origins

BEIJING (AP) — China went on the offensive ahead of the release of a U.S. intelligence report on the origins of the coronavirus, bringing out a senior official to accuse the United States of politicizing the issue by seeking to pin the blame on China. Fu Cong, a director general in the Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing for foreign journalists that "scapegoating China cannot whitewash the U.S. If they want to baselessly accuse China,...

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