Don’t rely on ‘vaccine passports’ for travel, WHO’s Ryan urges amid shortage of Covid-19 jabs

16-02-21 10:31:00,

Covid-19 vaccine certifications should not be used as a condition for travel amid a global shortage of jabs, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies chief said, as it’s not clear how much the shots hinder transmission.

The UN health agency’s emergency committee has not advised the WHO that immunity certification should be a “prerequisite of travel,” Mike Ryan said during a news briefing on Monday, after being asked about vaccine passports.

“That is because, number one, vaccines are not widely available. [It] would actually tend to restrict travel more than permit travel,” Ryan added.

“Secondly, we don’t have enough data right now to understand to what extent vaccination will interrupt transmission.”

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The official’s comments come at a time when multiple countries and airlines are already pursuing so-called vaccine passports, which they say would allow travelers to enter countries without the need to quarantine or be tested for Covid-19 at points of entry.

Iceland and Poland have both launched vaccine passport programs, while Denmark, Sweden and Spain are set to follow suit.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen supports an EU-wide vaccine passport scheme, and US President Joe Biden is also reported to be looking at a similar strategy.

The International Air Transport Association, which represents 290 airlines worldwide, is currently working on a digital vaccine passport.

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Meanwhile, airlines including Qantas, Emirates, Etihad and American Airlines are working on their own schemes, and other operators, including United Airlines, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic will use the CommonPass health app.

The CommonPass platform, which is backed by the World Economic Forum, allows travellers to digitally access their Covid-19 testing and vaccination records so that they are able to provide proof of their health status at borders.

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“I Don’t Want to Live Any More”, Said the Child to his Mother. The German Government Strangles The Future of Its Own People – Global Research

01-02-21 08:08:00,

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Has the panic fear that politicians of all stripes have been trying to instil in people on behalf of the global criminal elite for the past year and the reflexive obedience robbed us parents, grandparents and fellow citizens of all compassion?

Or how is it to be understood that children and young people – presumably not only in Germany – suffer the worst under the illegal and useless mass quarantine of corrupt governments and express: “I don’t want to live anymore” – and there is no outcry or uprising in the country?

The climax of this outrageous scandal: the head of the German government puts off the parents until the day of never-never.

What are we to think of a state that strangles its youth and thus the future of its people, only to slavishly serve the “satanic clients” in the background and perhaps one day be allowed to be their courtier? What are we to think of citizens who silently accept this just so as not to attract attention and not to have to say NO!

As an educationalist and clinical psychologist, the author has felt called upon for months to express his opinion on this scandal. However, since many youth psychiatrists, psychotherapists, panel doctors and victim support organisations like the “White Ring” have been sounding the alarm for a long time, I waited. Only when I read the report in the mass magazine “WELT” on 31 January that young people want to throw away the gift of life (“I don’t want to live any more”, said the child to his mother), I could no longer remain silent (1)

Screenshot of Die Welt

Since the majority of readers have surely already followed the reports of severe physical damage, psychological behavioural disorders and suicide attempts as a result of the mass quarantine, I will only briefly list some of the causes again:

  • Social distancing,
  • the wearing of unhealthy and disfiguring face masks even at school,

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Don’t hug your kids even if you’ve been vaccinated, expert warns

20-01-21 03:53:00,

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ritons should not hug their children even once they’ve been vaccinated, an expert has stressed, amid warnings that millions are likely to begin ignoring coronavirus lockdown rules once they have had the jab.

Scientists have expressed concern that recipients of a Covid-19 vaccine will feel more relaxed about social distancing, which could “offset” the benefits of the national vaccination programme.

Asked whether people who had received the jab could hug their children, Janet Lord, director of Birmingham University’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, said: “I would certainly advise not to do that at the moment because as you probably know with the vaccines they take several weeks before they are maximally effective.”

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme on Tuesday: “It’s really important that people stay on their guard even if they’ve had that first vaccination.

“If people do relax what they’re doing then it reduces the benefits of the vaccination.”

Prof Lord also discussed the potential pitfalls of so-called “immunity passports” for those who have received the jab or who show natural Covid resistance.

She said: “People might think (it is a) passport to freedom and even those who haven’t been vaccinated will see those changing their behaviours and think, ‘Well why should I bother if no one else is either?’

“That’s the real worry we’ve got at the moment.”

She said she would be “happier” with the idea of “vaccine passports” if more was known about the effects of the jab on virus transmission, but warned there may be other “practical issues”.

“What about the practicalities, do you have some sort of large badge on your jacket that says ‘I’m vaccinated?’” she asked.

“It’s people observing you, so if you’re going around, you’re no longer wearing a mask, you’re hugging anyone you feel like hugging then it’s the message that it gives psychologically and motivationally that could be the risk.”

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Her comments came after the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) called for people’s behaviours to be “closely monitored” to check whether compliance with the rules begins to drop.

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“Don’t Be A Sheep”: Washington Sheriff Voices Support For Restaurant Facing Shutdown, $100K Fine – Activist Post

03-01-21 05:22:00,

By Tyler Durden

One Lewis County, Washington Sheriff has had enough. 

Sheriff Rob Snaza posted an interview to Facebook on December 23, where he questioned the science behind closing dining in Lewis County and voiced his support for a local restaurant that is in the midst of a standoff with the Governor.

Spiffy’s Restaurant in Lewis County, Washington is now facing over $100,000 in fines as a result of allowing indoor dining, which is currently prohibited in the state. The restaurant has been in business for nearly 50 years and faces the threat of shutdown if it can’t continue its business, according to The Chronicle.

The statement comes days before Spiffy’s faces a hearing in Lewis County Superior Court, after the State Department of Labor and Industries sought a restraining order against the business.

L&I Spokesperson Tim Church told The Chronicle: “It brings it into a whole other realm. If they continue to be open, we can make a motion for contempt of court.”

As The Chronicle notes:

Continuing to offer indoor dining in violation of the court order is considered a gross misdemeanor, punishable by $10,000 and up to six months in jail. It could also result in a contempt of court charge, which is a criminal charge. The order notes that L&I “has a clear legal right to enforce the requirements of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act and the rules promulgated thereunder.”

Protesters and supporters are expected to rally outside the courthouse the day of the hearing.

“The ban on indoor service and dining has been hurtful to our community,” Snaza said.

Our economy is being shut down because our governor has elected to determine who is essential and who is not. And really, who has that? It seems that the people that have the paycheck are the ones that are determining who’s a non-essential.

He concluded:

We need to stand up as conservatives, as Republicans. We need to stand up for our constitutional rights, and we need to say enough is enough, allow our people to go back to work.

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The War You Don’t See

16-12-20 04:40:00,

In The War You Don’t See, John Pilger returns to the subject of war reporting and its critical role in the making of wars. This ‘drum beat’ was the theme of Pilger’s 1983 documentary Frontline: The Search for Truth in Wartime, a history of war journalism from the Crimea in the 19th century (‘the last British war without censorship’) to Margaret Thatcher’s Falklands War in 1982.

The War You Don’t See analyses propaganda as a weapon in Iraq and Afghanistan. The title refers to censorship by omission – ‘the most virulent form of censorship,’ said Pilger – and the collusion of journalists in nominally free societies such as Britain and the United States.

The film begins with shocking footage from Iraq in 2007. An American Apache gunship opens fire on a Baghdad street, killing in cold blood two Reuter journalists, along with Iraqi civilians. There is no provocation – the victims are unarmed. One of the Apache crew comments ‘Nice’ as he murders people at a safe distance. Titled ‘Collateral Murder’, the video was leaked to WikiLeaks by soldier Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning. 

‘Selling’ the 2003 invasion of Iraq is the centrepiece of Pilger’s film. The news media is exposed as a source of illusions, such as a non-existent link between Saddam Hussein and the attacks of 9/11. A CIA witness says the primary aim of intelligence supplied by the Pentagon is to manipulate public opinion. 

In a series of remarkable interviews, prominent journalists in Britain and the United agree that, had they and their colleagues challenged rather than amplified and echoed the deceptions of their governments, the invasion of Iraq might not have happened. 

Former CBS newscaster Dan Rather tells Pilger that ‘tough, digging, aggressive questions’ might have prevented the war, while Rageh Omaar, the BBC’s man in Iraq, says, ‘We failed to press the most uncomfortable buttons hard enough,’ and reporter David Rose – who campaigned in The Observer for the invasion – refers to ‘the pack of lies fed to me by a fairly sophisticated disinformation campaign’ and agrees that journalists are guilty of war crimes.

Perspectives such as these, coming from a notoriously defensive industry, are rare – as is the appearance of the editor-in-chief of ITV News and the BBC’s head of newsgathering,

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