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After New Omicron Variant, The Vaccine Race Starts All Over Again: Pfizer, Moderna, J&J Planning To Tweak Vaccines...

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Published by Jack Wright for The Daily Mail Scientists are racing to tweak existing vaccines against the new Covid variant spreading rapidly across the planet. The 'monster' strain, named Omicron and designated a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organisation on Friday, has reached the UK and Belgium after being discovered in South Africa. The UN public health body sparked panic by warning that preliminary evidence suggested that the mutation has an increased risk of reinfection and is more transmissible than other strains. Scientists previously said that the variant could be vaccine resistant. UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid banned flights from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia yesterday, telling MPs that there is 'huge international concern' about the mutation. Now a number of pharmaceutical firms have said they are working to adapt their vaccines to beat Omicron. AstraZeneca said it has 'developed,

Fauci Opens Door To A New Nationwide Lockdown...

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Published by Ryan Kelly for The Republic Brief As the new COVID-19 variant Omicron emerges in a growing list of countries, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that the U.S. is preparing to tweak COVID-19 vaccines to account for the new strain. However, he acknowledged that it’s not yet clear whether it will be necessary. “We’re preparing to [modify the vaccines],” Fauci said on NBC News’ Meet the Press, “but we might not have to.” The World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron, first detected in Botswana, as a “variant of concern” on Friday. Political alarm spread quickly across the world, as the U.S. joined many other countries in slapping new travel restrictions on South Africa to contain the virus. Omicron bears a troubling number of mutations that researchers believe could make it more contagious and possibly even evade vaccines and therapeutics. But scien

WHO Finally Reveals Why They Skipped 'Xi' When Naming New Covid Variant 'Omicron'

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Published by Mimi Nguyen Ly for NTD The World Health Organization (WHO) has explained why it skipped the Greek letters “nu” and “xi” in naming the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. “Two letters were skipped—Nu and Xi—because Nu is too easily confounded with ‘new’ and Xi was not used because it is a common surname and [the] WHO best practices for naming new diseases … suggest avoiding ‘causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups,'” the United Nations agency said in a statement to The Epoch Times on Saturday. The WHO best practices for naming new diseases was developed in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the U.N. and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in 2015. Prof. Jonathan Turley, a criminal attorney and professor at George Washington University, speculated that the WHO “is again avoiding any discomfort for the Chinese government” in skipping the “Xi” letter and naming it Omicron. “T

Gen. Flynn Warns America: "Dems Trying To Disrupt the 2022 Midterms with A Financial Crisis"

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Published by Natalie Colarossi for Newsweek Michael Flynn claimed that Democrats are plotting to "gain greater control over society" by manipulating inflation and attempting to stop the 2022 midterm elections from taking place. Flynn, a former advisor to Donald Trump, said he's "not convinced" that next year's elections will take place and alleged that Democrats are orchestrating a "financial collapse" of the economy to seize control of the government. "I believe that our 2022 national elections are at risk, meaning that, you know...I am not convinced that we are going to have national elections in 2022. The reason why I believe that is because the Left does not want to risk losing to the conservative movement that has clearly grown in the country," Flynn said during a recent interview as part of the Reawaken America tour. Flynn then went on to say that he believes Democrats are attempting to manipulate inflation to higher lev

Newsmax Enforcing Biden's Vaccine Mandate... Steve Cortes Refuses To Comply And Resigns

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Published by Andrea Blanco for The Daily Mail Former Trump campaign advisor Steve Cortes is reportedly leaving his role as prime-time host at Newmax after he refused to comply with the network's vaccine mandate and repeatedly criticized it on social media. Cortes, who co-hosts Cortes & Pellegrino, a weeknight show with former White House correspondent for One America News Jenn Pellegrino, will be leaving the network in the upcoming days, The Daily Beast reported . Cortes was hired just six months ago, but sources told the outlet that his relationship with the right-wing network had been largely strained by his relentless comments that the 2020 Presidential election was rigged, and Cortes & Pellegrino's floundering ratings. His refusal to take the vaccine was seemingly the last straw. The veteran news pundit had voiced on social media his discontent with Newsmax's requirement of proof of vaccination, which followed President Joe Biden's executive or

Disney Censors The Simpsons Episode with Tienanmen Square Reference in Hong Kong

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Published by Will Henney for Reclaim The Net Disney+ has censored an episode of The Simpsons in Hong Kong, where the streaming service recently launched. The episode was censored over references to the Tienanmen Square massacre. Until June last year, Hong Kong operated separately from China. Hong Kongers enjoyed more freedoms than the mainland. However, since Beijing enforced the national security law in Hong Kong, the censorship laws enforced in China started applying on the island. On social media, Disney+ subscribers began reporting that an episode in Season 16 had been removed in Hong Kong. We’ve managed to confirm that the Season 16 episode “Goo Goo Gai Pan” has been removed in Hong Kong. The episode had two references to the Tienanmen Square Massacre. It featured the infamous Tank Man Photo and a plaque with the statement “Tien An Men Square: On this site, in 1989, nothing happened.” People often use the statement to mock the government’s attempts to erase the event from

NY Gov. Hochul Just Went Crazy! Declares 'Disaster Emergency' Over Omicron Variant Despite Not Having Any Cases Yet

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Published by Paul Sacca for The Blaze New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a "disaster emergency" for the state in anticipation of the newly-identified omicron variant of COVID-19. The Democratic governor declared a state of emergency for the entire state of New York through Jan. 15, 2022, when it will be evaluated if the order needs to be extended. The previous coronavirus-related state of emergency was enacted by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo from March 7, 2020, until June 24, 2021. Hochul admitted that there have yet to be any omicron variant cases in New York state. "We continue to see warning signs of spikes in COVID this winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it's coming," Hochul tweeted on Friday. "Today I signed an Executive Order to help @HealthNYGov boost hospital capacity ahead of potential spikes. Through this action, we will also be able to acquire critical supplies more quickly to comb

Study: Naturally Immune People At Little Risk of Infection, Severe Disease

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Published by Zachary Stieber for NTD People who recovered from COVID-19 are at little risk of contracting the disease again, according to a study published this week. Researchers in Qatar examined a cohort of over 353,000 people using national databases that contain information about patients with polymerase-chain-reaction-confirmed infections. The studied population contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, between Feb. 28, 2020, and April 28, 2021. Reinfections were counted if a person tested positive at least 90 days after their first infection. After excluding approximately 87,500 people with a vaccination record, researchers found those with immunity from having recovered from COVID-19 had little risk of reinfection and severe cases of the disease. Just 1,304 reinfections were identified. That means 0.4 percent of people with natural immunity and without a vaccination record got COVID-19 a second time. The odds of severe disease

BLM Claims America Is 'Stolen Land' in Thanksgiving tweet

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Black Lives Matter raised eyebrows with a Thanksgiving post that characterized America as "stolen land." "You are eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land," BLM's national arm wrote on Twitter Thursday. The post included a graphic repeating the "stolen land" claim. "You are on stolen land. Colonization never ended, it just became normalized," the graphic said, instructing Americans to learn "which ancestral homeland" they are "currently occupying." You are eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land. pic.twitter.com/1Ob1RgBkvp — Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) November 25, 2021 BLM, which supports defunding the police, has been a constant source of controversy. Co-founder Patrisse Cullors announced her departure from BLM earlier this year, amid scrutiny of the group's finances. Cullors had garnered scrutiny by purchasing several homes worth millions of dollars. BLM

ATF Moving Toward Gun Registry...

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Posted by Awr Hawkins for Breitbart FOX News reports Rep. Mike Cloud (R-TX) and 50 of his colleagues sent a letter to ATF Director Marvin Richardson earlier this week, and used the letter to sound the alarm on a possible registry. The Republicans warned that a proposed ATF rule change would put in place a requirement that Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs) preserve firearm transaction records that are beyond 20 years old. McCloud warns that no such requirement currently exists, and instituting one effectively creates a de facto registry based off gun sales. McCloud observed: “This proposed rule would be a giant leap toward a federal firearm registry, which is explicitly banned by law…Requiring federal firearm licensees to preserve records older than 20 years will enable the Biden administration to collect more information on law-abiding gun owners, all with the purpose of eventually having a registry of every gun owner in the United States.” The ATF’s proposed r

One Pharma Company Suddenly Says It Already Has a "Vaccine" in Testing for New, "Horrible" Variant

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Posted by Kyle Becker for Becker News The Omicron variant, the latest Covid mutation grabbing international headlines, is already causing a devastating ripple effect throughout the world. Global authorities in the U.K. and the E.U. are tightening their borders in anticipation of another Covid wave. In the United States, New York’s governor Kathy Hochul has already canceled elective surgeries in the state citing the Omicron variant, even as the transmissibility and deadliness of this latest Covid mutation are unknown. The variant is believed to have originated in Botswana, and may be playing a role in a Covid surge in South Africa. The variant has been identified in Botswana, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Pfizer-BioNTech, fresh off sky-high profits off of its government-mandated ‘vaccines,’ is already mullying a ‘future relaunch‘ of a Covid-19 vaccine to deal with the Omicron variant. It looks like a lesser-known pharmaceutical company, Novavax, h

New Covid Variant 'Omicron' Triggers Global CHAOS; WHO Urges Caution...

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(REUTERS) –– Global authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls as researchers sought to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant. Hours after Britain banned flights from South Africa and neighboring countries and asked travelers returning from there to quarantine, the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned against hasty travel bans. The head of the UN World Tourism Organisation called for a quick decision: "It depends on WHO recommendations, but my recommendation will be to take decisions today, not after one week, because if it continues to spread as we are expecting then it will be late and will make no sense to apply restrictions," organization chief Zurab Pololikashvili told Reuters." One South African scientist expert labeled London's ban a symptom of "vaccine apartheid", though European Commission chief Ursula von der

The Vatican: "Only Gender Equity Can Make Violence Against Women Disappear"

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Posted by Thomas D. Williams for Breitbart An article in Thursday’s L’Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican’s daily newspaper, calls for gender equity, including rights over “their own bodies” as the only path to overcoming violence toward women. Violence against women “will continue to be a tragic reality,” states the article by Anna Lisa Antonucci, “as long as women’s work is not be paid the same as that of men, as long as women do not have the same career opportunities as men, as long as it is difficult for women to achieve positions of responsibility in society and institutions, without the need for ‘pink quotas,’ and as long as childcare is not equally distributed between parents, but continues to be a duty of the mother to whom the ‘generous’ father offers a hand.” The article, titled “Only gender equity can make violence against women disappear,” declares that every day around the world 137 women lose their lives at the hand of a family member, “whether father, b