A volunteer has died in Brazil’s safety trial of AstraZeneca’s experimental coronavirus vaccine. The Brazilian health department says there was no reason to stop the trial. Authorities are refusing to disclose whether the volunteer who died took the vaccine or a placebo. Vaccine advocates say volunteers in clinical trials can die for any number of reasons that may not be related to the vaccine, but they fail to say what the cause was.
In July, AstraZeneca paused its global trials after another volunteer was found to have “an undiagnosed case of multiple sclerosis” that also was said to be unrelated to the vaccine. In September, the vaccine manufacturer paused its global trials again when a 37-year old woman experienced an inflammation of the spinal cord after receiving her second dose of the vaccine and had to be hospitalized. The trial has resumed in the UK, but is on hold in the US. -GEG
A volunteer in Brazil’s trial of AstraZeneca’s experimental coronavirus vaccine has died, the Brazilian health agency Anvisa announced on Wednesday, but organizers said there was no reason to stop the trial — an indication that the death is not linked to the vaccine.
Anvisa said that it was notified of the death on Monday but the International Evaluation and Security Committee overseeing the trial recommended that the trial continue. It was not clear whether the volunteer received the vaccine or a placebo shot as part of the trial, and Anvisa said no more information was being released for reasons of medical privacy.
“All significant medical incidents, whether participants are in the control group or the Covid-19 vaccine group, are independently reviewed. Following careful assessment of this case in Brazil, there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial and the independent review in addition to the Brazilian regulator have recommended that the trial should continue,” Oxford University told CNN in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
Nice, France: Muslim Man Stabs 3 Worshipers and Decapitates a Woman at Notre Dame Cathedral
Nice, France: A 21-year old boat migrant from Tunisia, armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran, attacked worshipers in Notre Dame Basilica and killed three people, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. He was reported to be carrying a Red Cross identity document. Schoolteacher Samuel Paty was beheaded just two weeks ago for allegedly showing his class cartoons of Mohammad. The accused murderer was seriously wounded by police and is hospitalized. A 60-year-old woman suffered a very deep throat slitting, like a decapitation, a 55-year-old man who worked at the cathedral also suffered deep, fatal throat cuts. The third victim, a 44-year-old woman, managed to flee the church alive but died at a nearby restaurant.
Over 40,000 Muslim men in Bangladesh protested against French President Macron and burned him in effigy for his arrests of radical Islamists, and in response to projected large images of the offending Charlie Hebdo cartoons onto a government building in the Occitanie region. This and recent events honoring Paty have outraged Islamic regimes including those of Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran. The former prime minister of Malaysia said that Muslims have the right to be angry and kill millions of French people. There are as many as 8-million people of Muslim heritage in France, which has a total population of 67-million. -GEG
A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
The attack in Mediterranean city of Nice was the third in less than two months that French authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in class after the images were re-published by a satirical newspaper targeted in a 2015 attack.
Thursday’s attacker was seriously wounded by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition after the killings at the Notre Dame Basilica. The imposing edifice is located half a mile (less than a kilometer) from the site where another attacker plowed a truck into a crowd on France’s national day in 2016, killing dozens.
President Emmanuel Macron said he would immediately increase the number of soldiers deployed to protect schools and religious sites from around 3,000 to 7,000.
Northern Italy: Dozens Wounded in Clash with Police Over Covid-19 Lockdowns
Demonstrations erupted across the country on Monday over government restrictions claimed to be necessary to prevent a second wave of Covid-19. These include closing restaurants and bars by 6 pm and shutting down gyms, cinemas, and swimming pools. Police said around 2,500 people turned out in the city of Turin in two separate groups: One included traders, restaurateurs and small business owners who protested peacefully. The other included extreme fans of two soccer clubs, but many of them had criminal records, according to police. Dozens of people, including 10 police officers, were wounded as the violent protesters threw stones, firecrackers, and bottles at police, and set garbage bins alight. Officers responded with tear gas and arrested 10 people. A group of “hooded men” also smashed shop windows and looted luxury boutiques. Social media footage from Milan shows demonstrators with flares and throwing street barricades down subway stairs. Police say the protesters were a “heterogeneous” group, including young people, some from the far-right and some non-EU citizens. In Milan, 28 people were taken in for questioning following the clashes: 10 were foreigners. [This suggests they were not freedom protestors at all but may have been hired thugs (as we have seen in all ‘social-justice’ riots involving violence and destruction of property) whose assignment is to create as much fire, smoke, and destruction as possible to justify martial law, which is the end game of those who fund them.] -GEG
Protesters have clashed with police in northern Italy, as demonstrations erupted across the country Monday night over government restrictions aimed at quelling a second wave of Covid-19.
Police said around 2,500 people turned out in the city of Turin in two separate groups: one including traders, restaurateurs and small business owners who protested peacefully, the other including extreme fans of the soccer clubs Juventus and Torino. Many had criminal records, police said.
Both Torino and Juventus declined to comment.
Dozens of people, including 10 police officers, were wounded in the clashes as the violent protesters threw stones, firecrackers and bottles at police, and set garbage bins alight. Officers responded with tear gas and arrested 10 people.
A group of “hooded men” also smashed shop windows and looted luxury boutiques, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores.
Proof That Oregon Health Department is Run by Clowns
Doctor Claire Poche, a senior health adviser for the Oregon Health Authority, donned clown makeup and a red tie with a polka dot shirt while she recited sober statistics on the huge number of new Coronavirus cases – all this without any explanation of why she was dressed like a clown. [Now we know for sure what we suspected all along! Note she uses the word ‘cases’ not ‘infections’. Cases can be anything including someone with a cough or even someone who was close to someone who had a cough. In other words, “case” statistics are 100% bogus.] -GEG
A senior Oregon health official has gone viral after dressing as a clown during the state’s latest coronavirus announcement.
Doctor Claire Poche, a senior health adviser for the Oregon Health Authority, donned white and red clown makeup and a red tie with a polka dot shirt in the sombre clip.
In the bizarre video, Dr Poche announces statistics on recorded cases of the virus and deaths while wearing the costume and maintaining a straight face.
“As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of Covid-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,” she said.
New Study Shows Global Cooling Effect, the ‘Grand Solar Minimum,’ Is Killing Massive Amount Crops
The Ice Age Farmer, Christian Westbrook, urges people to begin growing their own food due to a looming food crisis. Food shortages are blamed on Covid-19, but he says are caused by the ‘grand solar minimum’, a period of least solar activity in the solar cycle, that is known to ruin crops and lead to starvation. Tens of millions of people died during the last grand solar minimum events between 1650 to 1850, due to lack of heating and lack of food.
A rare windstorm in August in Iowa caused the destruction of 850,000 acres of corn. China’s corn crop was also seriously diminished after a series of typhoons. Corn shortages will be felt in supermarkets, in animal feed supplies, and in ethanol markets. Westbrook suggested that weather warfare may be used to bring about the demise of the current form of agriculture.
Consumers are now competing with the government that is stocking up on food reserves. Westbrook says that the sun’s output is already dropping off, which accounts for the technocrats’ aggressive timetable. He exhorted people to start growing their own food to prevent the food supply from being used as a weapon.
Media Ignores Riots Rocking Philadelphia After Police Shoot and Kill Black Man Armed with a Knife
Riots began in Philadelphia on Monday night after the police shot and killed Walter Wallace, age 27. Police say that the decedent threatened them with a knife and refused to drop his weapon; video shows that police told him to drop the knife at least two times before shooting. His family called the police because he was having a mental breakdown. Wallace has an extensive criminal record and was first arrested in 2006 for assaulting a teacher when he was 13 years old. He was arrested in March after he allegedly threatened his child’s mother over the phone, saying “I’ll shoot you and that house up.” In 2019, he was charged with resisting arrest by “kicking the windows and door panels of a police patrol car.” In 2016, during a robbery, he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and held what she believed to be a gun to her head, according to court records. In 2013, Wallace’s mother had a protective order against him which he allegedly violated when he “threw water in her face and punched her in the face” and “threatened to return and shoot” her, according to court records.
At least 30 officers were injured when the crowds throwing rocks and bricks at police. A female police sergeant was intentionally run over by a pickup truck and was hospitalized with a broken leg.
Police were reportedly told to stand down during the ensuing riots. Many people were shot, mostly by other looters. Authorities took action only after finding van filled with explosives. Black Lives Matter and Antifa vandalized and stole from many businesses. Reporter Elijah Schaffer, who was beaten and threatened with a gun, says that he was attacked because he is white.
The National Guard is being mobilized amid the riots and civil unrest that have rocked Philadelphia since Monday night after the shooting death of Walter Wallace at the hands of police.
Lt. Col. Keith Hickox said in a statement that it was “At the direction of Governor Wolf, and PEMA,” that “the Pennsylvania National Guard is mobilizing several hundred members in support of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and assist local agencies in protecting life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest,” according to local news.
“Assisting civil authorities during times of need is one of our core missions in the National Guard and our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen are well-trained and well-prepared,” Hickox said, “to assist our commonwealth and our communities in any way we can. We are able to conduct operations in support of civil authorities to enhance local law enforcement’s ability to provide continued public safety and critical infrastructure security.”