Tag

covid

Browsing

(FreedomWire.org) – Microbiologist Dr. Richard Ebright testified before the U.S. Senate Wednesday that top public health officials lied about dangerous gain-of-function (GoF) research experiments conducted in China.

Ebright testified that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other U.S. federal agencies funded research that fit the definition of GoF at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) without proper oversight. His claim directly contradicts those made by numerous public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Ebright testified that research funded by federal agencies at the WIV in the 2010s violated an NIH pause on GoF research funding between 2014 and 2017. After the pause was lifted in 2017, Ebright claimed that GoF projects which continued did not properly go through the agency’s regulatory process for oversight.

“Gain-of-function research of concern involves the creation of new health threats–health threats that did not exist previously and that might not have come to exist by natural means for tens, hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of years,” Ebright said.

“The statements made on repeated occasions to the public, to the press and to policymakers by the NIAID director, Dr. Fauci, have been untruthful. I do not understand why those statements are being made because they are demonstrably false,” Ebright explained Wednesday.

Ebright’s assertion that the NIH-funded research is GoF work directly contradicts previous testimony by Fauci before the U.S. Senate.

(FreedomWire.org) – After promising to lunch with Vice President Kamala Harris once a week, when he first took office, President Biden has only lunched with Harris twice in the last four months.

When Biden gained office, he vowed to make lunching alone with Harris a weekly event, as had been the case when he was President Barack Obama’s Vice President but has fallen short of the promise, according to his calendar.

Real Clear Politics noted that Biden the lunches would be “the deal when we’re both in-country,” adding that “we’ll be for a while because of COVID, and I see her all the time.”

However, since the President has taken office, Biden and Harris’ offices seem to have grown distant.
Many speculate this has to do with Harris’s mishandling issues and her reportedly toxic work environment, which have blemished her image and her central role in the White House.

This week, Harris’s distant relationship with the President came under scrutiny when she tested positive for COVID-19, but Biden wasn’t listed under her close contacts.

The White House statement clarified that Harris and Biden had last seen each other eight days before her positive test — on April 18.

When questioned about Biden not sticking to his promise of frequent lunches, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki argued that the lunches are still a top priority for Biden.

On Wednesday (April 27), Psaki said to reporters that Harris and Biden would not be “dining in person while she is quarantining at home.” However, she emphasized that they had spoken on Tuesday (April 26), adding that she expects Biden and Harris “will speak regularly while she is quarantining.”

However, even the liberal media is admitting there is tension between President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

(FreedomWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the long-serving Democrat from California, refuses to investigate where covid 19 came from. According to Peter Schweizer, the author of “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” is due to her very close financial ties to China and that includes her husband. 

Investigations could potentially be launched by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), but Schweizer has said that Speaker Pelosi should not be let off the hook so easily and needs to answer questions about her financial endeavors in China.

It is no secret that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plays a heavy role in nearly everything that happens in China, making it virtually impossible to avoid them if a foreign national wants to do business in the country.

On Pelosi’s Chinese investments, Schweizer said, “She and her family have strong financial ties in China,” adding, “The covid investigation, to me, is particularly important. I mean, it’s been now more than two years – covid’s happened. In the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has refused for there to even be a committee hearing on the origins of covid.”

As yet, there has been not a single committee hearing on the wu-flu’s origins and it has been clear for some time now, that the disease did not originate in a wet market in Wuhan, China.

“There’s not been one committee hearing to say, ‘Hey, maybe we should discuss to see where it came from.’ And honestly, I think one of the reasons, as I point out in the book, is she and her family have strong financial ties in China.”

According to Schweizer, Pelosi’s husband and son have also made a ton of money from deals done with the CCP and evidence suggests that the entire Pelosi family is heavily invested in China. Nancy also has questions surrounding her conduct around stock trading.

When recently asked whether or not members of Congress should be able to trade on the stock exchange, Pelosi stated that they should be allowed to, as they are private citizens and that should be their right to do so. However, when you literally control the laws of the land, including legislation that directly affects the stock market – it is beyond a conflict of interest at that point.

Sadly, whatever good was left in Pelosi has been seeping out for years now and we are all left with a third in charge, a corrupt leader, who is only interested in furthering her own agenda for the big bucks.

“She used to be quite critical on Beijing on human rights,” Schweizer says about Pelosi, noting that “she’s really pivoted” in recent years. “That has changed almost entirely.”

“So, if McCarthy comes in, I hope that those investigations happen and he has the power with some congressional committees to actually issue subpoenas. So, how about we have subpoenas and have Hunter Biden and others actually testify under oath about what’s going on.”

It appears that Pelosi may know more about the origins of covid than she lets on about and the fact that she refuses to speak on it, suggests that she may have a reason to hide these as it would undoubtedly expose her own ties and dirty deals with the CCP.

(FreedomWire.org) – Americans in most states faced some form of lockdowns or mandates during the pandemic. Ron DeSantis made Florida an “oasis of freedom” for the rest of the country. Now DeSantis just made one promise to Floridians that will send Anthony Fauci off the rails.

Ron DeSantis stood up to Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci’s COVID tyranny throughout the course of the entire pandemic. DeSantis banned masks and vaccine mandates, refused to enforce lockdowns, and kept schools open in the Sunshine State.

Of course, the Biden administration and their allies in the Fake News Media tried to use DeSantis as a political punching bag, even giving him the nickname “DeathSantis” over his refusal to bow to the COVID tyrants. But after three years, the majority of Americans have had enough of the COVID madness. Most states across the country, including some deep-Blue states, are now following DeSantis’ lead by rolling back their mandates and restrictions.

However, Anthony Fauci and the COVID authoritarians are desperately trying to hold on to their pandemic powers. During a recent interview with ABC, Anthony Fauci said the mandates may soon be back in place due to a surge in the new BA.2 subvariant of omicron. In Philadelphia, in response to the BA.2 variant, city leaders have already reimposed an indoor mask mandate.

During a recent press conference, DeSantis brought up the absurdity of the new mask mandate in Philadelphia.

“So just let me say it very clearly to all Floridians, you just saw Philadelphia impose an indoor mandate,” DeSantis began. “You’re going to have potentially some of these other ‘Deep Blue’ jurisdictions go back to restrictions and mandates,” he continued, before adding, “you look what’s happening in Shanghai, they have everybody under a brutal lockdown.”

DeSantis then promised the people of Florida that as long as he is Governor, they will never face COVID lockdowns, mandates, or restrictions of any kind.

“So I just want to be very clear, as long as I sit in the chair in which I sit, no Floridian will be restricted, mandated or locked down in any possible way.”

Thanks to DeSantis’ leadership during the pandemic, Florida’s economy was already much better off than the rest of the country, especially in places with the most strict lockdowns and mandates. A record-breaking 117 million people visited Florida in 2021.

With This latest variant, Democrats in Blue states and cities reimposing COVID mandates, Florida will remain an “oasis of freedom” for the rest of the country to escape the tyranny.

(FreedomWire.org) – Several Republican lawmakers indicated that if the GOP regains a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections, they plan to open investigations into Dr. Anthony Fauci.

During an interview on Fox News, Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said Republicans will “uncover” what Fauci knew about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this,” Jordan said, adding that his colleagues would push for a congressional investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.

“Because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab,” Jordan argued. “The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.’”

“And yet just in a matter of days, they changed their position, write the article that appears in Nature of Medicine Magazine, which then gets cited in the now-famous letter The Lancet, which became the gospel for the fact that Fauci can go out and tell people it didn’t come from a lab when in fact they knew it did,” Jordan continued.

“The interesting thing is. We point this out. We just learned this last week, the two doctors who were most adamant that this thing came from a lab early on: one is Dr. Kristian Anderson. On Jan. 31, 2020, he says this to Dr. Fauci in an email: ‘Virus looks engineered. Virus not consistent with evolutionary theory.’ So, he knew it came from a lab,” he added.

“They changed their position,” Jordan argued. “And a few months later, guess what? They get an $8.9 million, both him and Dr. [Robert] Garry – the guy who said it couldn’t happen naturally.”

“When are we going to have accountability for Anthony Fauci? Look, he’s missing right now for one reason, and one reason only: The Democrats are looking at the polls. It wasn’t dead Americans that made Democrats move. It wasn’t dead Americans that made Fauci go away. It was polls. And I want to hold Anthony Fauci accountable,” Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy said.

“And if you’re watching this, Dr. Fauci, look out because when the Americans give us control in the House of Representatives, God willing, we’re going to get some answers on behalf of the American people,” he added.

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul vowed to investigate Fauci if Republicans win back the Senate in the midterms.

“If we win in November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of his records,” Paul said. “We’ll have an investigator go through this piece-by-piece because we don’t need this to happen again.”

Paul introduced an amendment this week that would eliminate Fauci’s position as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Advertisement

The goal, Paul said, is to decentralize the position so that no one person can act as “dictator-in-chief” in the name of public health.

Paul’s amendment would reorganize NIAID by breaking it down into three separate national research institutes, all with their own director, including the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Immunologic Diseases.

“We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson, in particular, is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief,’” Paul said in a statement announcing the amendment. “No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that certain coronavirus vaccine data has not been published yet because it could potentially lead to misinformation.

The CDC published new data on the effectiveness of boosters in adults earlier in February, but left out data for 18- to 49-year-olds, according to a story published Sunday by The New York Times. The CDC believes the data is not yet ready to be released because of potential misinterpretation, The New York Times reported.

“Basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said, according to The New York Times. The agency’s “priority when gathering any data is to ensure that it’s accurate and actionable.”

The agency is also blaming outdated systems that are handling the large quantities of data.

“We want better, faster data that can lead to decision making and actions at all levels of public health, that can help us eliminate the lag in data that has held us back,” Dr. Daniel Jernigan, CDC’s deputy director for public health science and surveillance, said, according to The New York Times

Outside doctors must now rely on data from Israel to make recommendations on the COVID vaccine.

“There’s no reason that they should be better at collecting and putting forth data than we were,” adviser to the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Paul Offit said about Israel. “The CDC is the principal epidemiological agency in this country, and so you would like to think the data came from them.”

Some outside doctors say the data would help build public trust.

“We have been begging for that sort of granularity of data for two years,” epidemiologist for the former Covid Tracking Project Jessica Malaty Rivera said. A better analysis “builds public trust, and it paints a much clearer picture of what’s actually going on.”

“We are at a much greater risk of misinterpreting the data with data vacuums, than sharing the data with proper science, communication and caveats,” Rivera said, reported The New York Times.

(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden and the Biden administration have just done what millions of Americans believe he should have done months ago.

Biden has now admitted that his COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private businesses with more than 100 employees is unconstitutional, and his administration has gone into regulatory retreat and withdrawn the order.

According to Just the News:

“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has withdrawn its early November order that mandated workers at companies with 100 or more employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

The withdrawal follows a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that blocked the vaccine mandate for big businesses, though allowed the mandate for healthcare workers to remain in place.

“‘On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Vaccination and Testing ETS, finding that challengers were likely to prevail on their claims,’ reads the legal announcement from the Department of Labor.

“It continues, ‘After evaluating the Court’s decision, OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard … Notwithstanding the withdrawal of the Vaccination and Testing ETS, OSHA continues to strongly encourage the vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace.’” [emphasis added]

One legal commentator opined, “This is why we have a Supreme Court. The court has stopped a president drunk with imaginary power that he could order private businesses to do whatever he sees fit. He can’t do that, and the court has stooped him.”

Joe Biden’s main Primary opponent has spoken out, and Democrats are not going to like what he has to say about who really is holding up COVID-19 aid to the American people. Though Democrats’ narrative says that Republicans are depriving Americans of a COVID relief package, Sanders says that is not the case at all.

Sanders told CNN host Jake Tapper on Monday that Democrats are playing games with the stimulus, refusing to get behind a $1.8 trillion proposal from President Trump yet supporting a smaller, $908 billion package. Asked whether it was a mistake for Democrats to refuse to work with President Trump, Sanders was very clear where he stands on the issue: “That’s right. … That’s what I’m saying.”

However, the former presidential candidate has issues with the current plan too. “What we need is a compromise,” Sanders said. “I know I can’t get everything that I want. But this bill really is not a compromise.” According to Sanders, it “gives the Republicans almost everything that they wanted.”

But what Republicans want isn’t exactly unreasonable. The bill will give small businesses $300 billion in funding through the Paycheck Protection Program. It will also provide $240 billion in aid for state and local governments, $300 billion to increase unemployment benefits, and more. While there is no stimulus check, this bill will provide immeasurable help to the American people — especially small business owners.

“Democrats talked about over $3 trillion in new money to help working families in this country, so I don’t think this is much of a compromise,” Sanders told CNN, noting that the bill is missing direct payments to Americans. “I think we have got to do a lot better and negotiate a lot harder.”

Sanders says his ideal proposal would include $1,200 for adults and $500 for children. “We don’t have it and I’m going to fight to see we get that included,” he says.” Whether or not Sanders likes the current proposal, he agrees that Democrats’ gamesplaying is bad for America. And unfortunately, we may see four years of it with Joe Biden as President.