FDA Adds Warning About Heart Inflammation to COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a warning about the risk of developing heart inflammation to information about the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.
The FDA announced earlier this month that it would add the warning after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more cases of heart inflammation—either myocarditis or pericarditis—had been found in young adults and children after they received the vaccines, which use mRNA technology. – READ MORE
UK Lockdown Architect Quits After Breaking Own COVID Rules During Secret Affair With Aide – And just like that, one day after claiming he won’t quit, he is out.
Matt Hanock, the minister charged with eradicating Britain’s biggest postwar health crisis, quit on Saturday night in the face of an avalanche of fierce criticism of his secret affair with an adviser whom he put on the public payroll. – READ MORE
Israel Sees Explosion Of Cases In Vaccinated Patients Caused By “Delta” Variant – As a reminder, the WHO’s new naming scheme has the most pervasive variants named after greek letters. Right now, the Delta variant is causing the most trouble worldwide.
It prompted UK PM Boris Johnson to delaying the end of the UK’s COVID-19 restrictions, which have been rolled back with agonizing slowness, as many Britons have complained. It is also now causing a wave of lockdowns and travel restrictions around the world as countries with lower vaccination rates have come to see it as a serious threat. Meanwhile, despite Israel’s efforts to try and suppress the variant, more cases of Delta have been detected across the country, forcing Israel’s public health authorities to consider more drastic measures. – READ MORE
Sydney Enters 2-Week Lockdown As Closed Border Fails To Keep “Delta” Out Of Australia – Australia’s brief lockdown of Melbourne and the surrounding Victoria state ended three weeks ago, but now a new outbreak has emerged in Sydney, inspiring the Australian government to impose a new lockdown covering the remote island country’s most populous city.
In other news, restrictions in Australia’s Northern Territory will be extended by 3 days – through the middle of this week – after another new case of was discovered in Darwin, the capital city of the territory. The lockdown restrictions also apply to Palmerston and Litchfield. – READ MORE
Daily Beast Journalist Says Normal Life Feels Like A “Horror Movie” – Daily Beast journalist Wajahat Ali says that the sight of children not wearing face masks inside restaurants and shopping malls makes him feel like he’s living in a “horror movie”.
“I feel America has forgotten we’re still in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 600,000 people, and there’s a deadly Delta Plus strain, and our kids are still not vaccinated. Sigh,” tweeted Ali. – READ MORE
Why Is Jill Biden Being Sent to Hold Diplomatic Meetings at the Tokyo Olympics? – It was reported on Sunday that Joe Biden will not be attending the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23. Instead, he is sending his wife, Jill Biden. While this might not sound like a big deal, the devil is in the details. According to the report, Jill Biden “holding a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga [is] among the possible events the two governments are looking into.”
Does the White House team really think they get away with this? In addition to other incidents that have raised questions about Biden’s mental health and whether he is really running things, sending Jill Biden to have diplomatic meetings with an ally seems particularly suspicious. – READ MORE
Nevada Sheriff Announces Run To Challenge Democrat Governor Sisolak – Joe Lombardo, the sheriff of Nevada’s most populous county, formally announced Monday his run for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022.
“As a governor I will block any attempt to force critical race theory on our public school children,” Lombardo said in his prepared remarks. He also slammed Sisolak for being “the most partisan governor in Nevada history,” and accused the Democrat-controlled legislature of being “focused on protecting their own party and guaranteeing single-party rule.” – READ MORE
In Huge Blow To Antitrust Efforts Against Big Tech, Federal Judge Dismisses Suits Against Facebook – In a massive blow to Congress’ effort to rein in Big Tech, a federal judge threw out antitrust lawsuits leveled against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states.
In December 2020, both the Federal Trade Commission and 48 states accused Facebook of “buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition” and “cement its dominance over social media,” according to The New York Times. – READ MORE
‘No Substantial Outbreaks’ After Researchers Track Sports, Music And Clubbing – A new report out of the UK which studied several types of gatherings with large groups of people in close proximity found ‘no substantial outbreaks’ of COVID-19 following the events, according to Sky News.
The combined events were attended by 58,000 people, resulting in just 28 known cases, according to the Events Research Programme (ERP). Of the 28 cases, 11 were identified as “potentially infectious at an event,” while another 17 were marked as “potentially infected at or around the time of the event.” – READ MORE
Crumbling sewers, no PPE, & filthy cages – Inside ‘chaotic & crowded’ Wuhan labs which may have unleashed Covid – WITH crumbling sewers and filthy animal cages, these are the shoddy conditions of labs in Wuhan which could have unleashed Covid.
A bombshell study found grotty sewage systems were potentially contaminating canals with toxic waste from the labs, university students failed to wear lab coats or eye protection, and facilities were slammed as “chaotic and crowded”. – READ MORE