Jun 042021
 


Pieter Bruegel the Elder Dulle Griet, also known as Mad Meg 1563

 

Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins (Vanity Fair)
How Amateur Sleuths Broke the Wuhan Lab Story and Embarrassed the Media (NW)
Fauci Kept Funding Daszak’s Experiments after Trump Canceled Grant (NF)
Fauci Defends China, Doubles Down On Animal Origins Of Covid (DM)
Ex-CDC Director Threatened For Saying Covid-19 Likely Originated In A Lab (DM)
Where’s The Tar and Feathers? (Denninger)
Covid-19 Cases Hit Lowest Point In US Since Pandemic Began (Axios)
EU Purchases Its First Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail For Covid-19 (RT)
The Netherlands Used Children As A Weapon In The Fight Against Corona (AD)
Delhi Reports Over 1,000 Cases Of ‘Black Fungus’ Amid Shortage Of Drugs (RT)
Nord Stream 2 To Cost Kiev $3 Billion In Transit Fees A Year – Zelensky (RT)
Russia’s $186 Billion Sovereign Wealth Fund Dumps All Dollar Assets (ZH)

 

 

When both Vanity Fair and Newsweek come out with in-depth articles about the very same topic (in this case how the DRASTIC group reported the lab leak theory), at the very same moment, that makes me nervous.

What also makes me nervous is the one-dimensional attention for Fauci. Much as I dislike the man, it starts to feel as if others are hiding behind him.

 

 

“Ivermectin is an off-patent drug that is one of the most widely used drugs in the world, and we know it is able to reduce Covid-19 symptoms at any stage of the disease by about 90%, so there is no need for vaccines.”

– Michael Yeadon, former CSO of Pfizer

 

 

 

Kory

 

 

“The idea of a lab leak first came to NSC officials not from hawkish Trumpists but from Chinese social media users..”

Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins (Vanity Fair)

The idea of a lab leak first came to NSC officials not from hawkish Trumpists but from Chinese social media users, who began sharing their suspicions as early as January 2020. Then, in February, a research paper coauthored by two Chinese scientists, based at separate Wuhan universities, appeared online as a preprint. It tackled a fundamental question: How did a novel bat coronavirus get to a major metropolis of 11 million people in central China, in the dead of winter when most bats were hibernating, and turn a market where bats weren’t sold into the epicenter of an outbreak? The paper offered an answer: “We screened the area around the seafood market and identified two laboratories conducting research on bat coronavirus.”

The first was the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which sat just 280 meters from the Huanan market and had been known to collect hundreds of bat samples. The second, the researchers wrote, was the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The paper came to a staggeringly blunt conclusion about COVID-19: “the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan…. Regulations may be taken to relocate these laboratories far away from city center and other densely populated places.” Almost as soon as the paper appeared on the internet, it disappeared, but not before U.S. government officials took note.

By then, Matthew Pottinger had approved a COVID-19 origins team, run by the NSC directorate that oversaw issues related to weapons of mass destruction. A longtime Asia expert and former journalist, Pottinger purposefully kept the team small, because there were so many people within the government “wholly discounting the possibility of a lab leak, who were predisposed that it was impossible,” said Pottinger. In addition, many leading experts had either received or approved funding for gain-of-function research. Their “conflicted” status, said Pottinger, “played a profound role in muddying the waters and contaminating the shot at having an impartial inquiry.”

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The bat lady returns.

How Amateur Sleuths Broke the Wuhan Lab Story and Embarrassed the Media (NW)

If there is a moment when the DRASTIC team coalesced into something more than its disparate parts, it would be this thread. In real time, for all the world to see, they worked through the data, tested various hypotheses, corrected each other, and scored some direct hits. The key facts quickly came together. The genetic sequence for RaTG13 perfectly matched a small piece of genetic code posted as part of a paper written by Shi Zhengli years earlier, but never mentioned again. The code came from a virus the WIV had found in a Yunnan bat. Connecting key details in the two papers with old news stories, the DRASTIC team determined that RaTG13 had come from a mineshaft in Mojiang County, in Yunnan Province, where six men shoveling bat guano in 2012 had developed pneumonia. Three of them died.

DRASTIC wondered if that event marked the first cases of human beings being infected with a precursor of SARS-CoV-2—perhaps RaTG13 or something like it. In a profile in Scientific American, Shi Zhengli acknowledged working in a mineshaft in Mojiang County where miners had died. But she avoided connecting it to RaTG13 (an omission she had made in her scientific papers as well), claiming that a fungus in the cave had killed the miners.

[..] One of those scientists was Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard who recognized the value of the information DRASTIC was producing and began to interpret it for scientists and nonscientists alike in crisp explainers on Twitter that made her a star science communicator. Chan acknowledged the group’s accomplishments in a long thread on Twitter. “Without the work done by the DRASTIC team, I don’t really know where we would be today with the origins of covid-19,” she wrote, adding, “The work of these outsiders…has had a measurable impact on the scientific discourse.” That scientific discourse jumped tracks on January 6, 2021, when the University of Washington virologist Jesse Bloom, one of the country’s most respected COVID-19 researchers, became the first major scientific figure to publicly legitimize DRASTIC’s contributions.

“Yes, I follow the work,” he tweeted, sending tremors through the scientific establishment. “I don’t agree [with] all of it, but some parts seem important & correct.” Bloom singled out Mona Rahalkar’s paper on the Mojiang mine, then added that in the early days of the pandemic, “I thought lab escape very unlikely. Based on subsequent work, I now say quite plausible.” Other scientists pressured Bloom to reconsider, but he held his ground, and the wall of silence began to crumble. In May, 17 scientists from Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, and other leading institutions, including Chan, joined Bloom in a letter in Science calling for a thorough investigation of the Wuhan lab. On nearly the same day, The Seeker struck again. Visiting a database hosted by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, he searched for all theses supervised by Shi Zhengli. Boom. Three hits. “I got it on my first try,” he says. “Not sure why no one else thought of this before, but I guess no one was looking.”

If there had been any remaining doubt about the WIV’s pattern of deception, these new theses put it to rest. They indicated that the WIV researchers had never believed a fungus had killed the Mojiang miners, contradicting Shi’s remarks in Scientific American and elsewhere. In fact, WIV researchers had been so concerned about a new SARS-like outbreak that they’d tested the blood of neighboring villagers for other cases. And they had known the genetic sequences for the eight other SARS-like viruses from the mine—which could have helped researchers to understand more about SARS-CoV-2 in the early days —long before the pandemic started, and had kept the information to themselves, until DRASTIC called them out.

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THIS should be investigated. Fauci as a state within a state.

Fauci Kept Funding Daszak’s Experiments after Trump Canceled Grant (NF)

Peter Daszak, who studied controversial “gain of function” experiments on coronavirus elements in Wuhan, received $7.5 million from Anthony Fauci after Trump cancelled his grant. Last April, reports emerged that the EcoHealth Alliance, an organization run by one Peter Daszak, was involved in funding and collaborating with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where researchers were examining coronaviruses extremely similar to the one behind the COVID-19 outbreak, and allegedly engaging in “gain of function” research relating to them. In an April 17th press conference, President Trump confirmed that a grant worth around $3.7 million since 2015 given to Daszak’s group by the National Institute for Health would be ended “very quickly” following the reports.

Only one week later on April 24th, all future funding for the EHA was cut, and they were ordered to stop spending the $369,819 remaining from its 2020 grant. “At this time, NIH does not believe that the current project outcomes align with the program goals and agency priorities,” Michael Lauer, the agency’s deputy director for extramural research, wrote in a letter to EcoHealth Alliance officials. From within the treasure trove of 3,200 pages of emails obtained from Anthony Fauci, one email can be found from Daszak, who thanked Fauci for dismissing the lab leak theory as being simply conspiratorial the day after President Trump announced the funding would be cut.

[..] Only a few months later in August, Fauci, who along with being put in charge of America’s response to COVID-19, is the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the NIH, helped confirm that Daszak’s organization would receive a new grant of $7.5 million to study coronaviruses as part of a new network. The CREID network, which contains 11 institutions including the EHA, “coincidentally” will continue to study the emergence of coronaviruses in Southeast Asia. Fauci said that the network will help “enable early warnings of emerging diseases wherever they occur, which will be critical to rapid responses,” while Daszak boasted that they will be working in rural hospitals, according to a statement, “in remote parts of Malaysia and Thailand to get to the front line of where the next pandemic is going to start.”

Video of Anthony Fauci announcing “NIH Lifts Funding Pause on Gain-Of-Function Research” at a NIAID Advisory Council meeting on January 29, 2018.

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That train has passed.

Fauci Defends China, Doubles Down On Animal Origins Of Covid (DM)

Dr. Anthony Fauci doubled down on claims that the coronavirus likely originated from an animal then was transmitted to humans in a Thursday morning interview on CNN, despite increasing speculation that it leaked from a China lab. Fauci, who served under former President Trump and President Joe Biden, continues to fight the idea that he downplayed theories that the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology after a trove of emails exchange at the beginning of the pandemic revealed he was warned about a potential lab leak. ‘I have always said and will say today to you … that I still believe the most likely origin is from an animal species to a human,’ Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday on CNN.

Although he said he’s keeping an open mind about the possibility of a lab leak, Fauci said it was ‘far-fetched’ to think the Chinese would kill their own people. ‘The idea, I think, is quite far-fetched that the Chinese deliberately engineered something so that they could kill themselves, as well as other people. I think that’s a bit far out.’ In a separate Thursday morning interview on MSNBC, Fauci said they want to definitively find the cause of the coronavirus pandemic – whatever that origin is – but pointing the finger at China isn’t going to help. ‘It’s in China’s interest to find out exactly what it is,’ Fauci said. ‘Obviously, you want openness and cooperation. One of the ways to get it is not to be accusatory. Try to get a forensic, scientific and investigational approach. I think the accusatory part about it is only going to make (China) pull back more.’

Fauci was asked during the MSNBC interview if he thought it was in China’s best interest to hide information if the origin was a lab leak or if it was designing a weapon. He sidestepped, saying no matter what he says, ‘it will be taken completely out of context,’ which he said has already happened after more than 3,200 of his emails from January to June 2020 were obtained and published by Buzzfeed on Tuesday. The emails showed leading virus experts warned him COVID-19 may have been created in a lab while he publicly played such claims down.

GoF

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“The former director of the Centers for Disease Control received death threats from fellow scientists..”

Ex-CDC Director Threatened For Saying Covid-19 Likely Originated In A Lab (DM)

The former director of the Centers for Disease Control received death threats from fellow scientists after he said during a TV interview that he believed COVID-19 originated in a lab, according to an interview released Thursday. Robert Redfield, who served as the CDC director under Donald Trump when the pandemic began, told CNN on March 26 that he thought the most likely ‘etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory – you know, escaped.’ He said he wasn’t insinuating that there was ill intent, but that was his opinion. After that 10-second sound bite, he told Vanity Fair he was ‘threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis.’ At the time, the Wuhan lab leak was widely considered a ‘fringe theory’ at best, in favor of transmission from an animal to a human.

The Vanity Fair article said ‘death threats flooded his inbox’ from strangers who said he was being racist to prominent scientists, even some he considered friends. One told him to ‘wither and die,’ Vanity Fair reported. ‘I expected it from politicians. I didn’t expect it from science,’ Redfield said. Stephen Goldstein, an evolutionary virologist at the University of Utah, wrote an opinion piece on Webpagetoday on April 5 shooting down Redfield’s assertions on CNN. ‘Questions are undoubtedly going to persist about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 until, and if, a definitive answer is uncovered (and perhaps beyond),’ Goldstein wrote. ‘Until then, it’s imperative that leaders in science, public health, and government continue to call for rigorous study and stick to the science of viral evolution and viral ecology in their public commentary. ‘One of the fundamental principles of a life in science is to admit what you don’t know, and never be afraid to look it up. That’s where Redfield falls short, unfortunately on a big stage.’

[..] The magazine outlined the first moments Redfield heard about a mysterious new pneumonia affecting people in a Wuhan market from Dr. George Fu Gao, head of the Chinese CDC, on January 3, 2020. Redfield told Vanity Fair that he thought it was odd that family clusters were getting sick, and Gao later told Redfield that many cases had nothing to do with the market. That’s when it became apparent the virus was jumping from person to person, and Redfield told Vanity Fair he immediately thought of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He wanted to send researchers to the facility to rule it out, but the Chinese didn’t allow it, Vanity Fair reported. ‘A team could rule it out as a source of the outbreak in just a few weeks, by testing researchers there for antibodies,’ according to Vanity Fair.

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“All you need is for an entire profession involved in some very dangerous research to realize that they ****ed up and believe that through their ****up one percent or more of the population in their nation is about to die..”

Where’s The Tar and Feathers? (Denninger)

The so-called “MSM” isn’t even debating these parts of the email dump — they’re playing Ostrich instead, hoping they can bury it by “touting” all the “pressure” that was seen in the trove while ignoring that the archive damns not one man but entire professions including the vaccine/pharma connection. Yes, there is even evidence that the intentional refusal to look at and use existing drugs and the “decision” on how they were going to deal with this goes back that far, before the first American died. Bluntly put these people didn’t just ignore the evidence that accumulated by the summer months they literally ignored it all the way back to the start and thus it can be reasonably argued they are personally responsible for all of the deaths. If you want to know how you generate international hysteria you don’t need some cabal pulling a puppet string.

All you need is for an entire profession involved in some very dangerous research to realize that they ****ed up and believe that through their ****up one percent or more of the population in their nation is about to die with nothing they can do about it, and if it gets pinned on them as it should since they caused it every one of them deserves to be swinging from a rope. Oh, incidentally, Fauci also knew that masks in the general population were worthless. He pointed this out directly; that the virus was too small and would go right though it. His own words folks, as I’ve repeatedly pointed out but cannot say as “it’s against the consensus of experts”, according to Google, Facebook, Twitter and others, without being de-monetized, having videos pulled and risking being banhammered.

Now we know factually that Fauci stated this himself, so now the media and other “tech companies” are enforcing a position that the so-called “expert” generated with an intentional lie and they’ve maintained and forced that intentional lie for a year and are continuing to do so to this day. Now you know how the hysteria, cover-ups and outright lying happened. Now contaminate that with pharma money and you get what we’re doing now.

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This reads like a vaccine ad. “..the virus really is under control, nationwide and in every state, thanks almost entirely to the vaccines.”

But remember this graph, and remember they refused to use HCQ and ivermectin.

Covid-19 Cases Hit Lowest Point In US Since Pandemic Began (Axios)

The U.S. has brought new coronavirus infections down to the lowest level since March 2020, when the pandemic began. Nearly every week for the past 56 weeks, Axios has tracked the change — more often than not, the increase — in new COVID-19 infections. Those case counts are now so low, the virus is so well contained, that this will be our final weekly map. The U.S. averaged roughly 16,500 new cases per day over the past week, a 30% improvement over the week before. New cases declined in 43 states and held steady in the other seven. The official case counts haven’t been this low since Americans went into lockdown in March last year — when the pandemic was still new, no one knew how long this would go on, and inadequate testing meant that cases were undercounted.

Overall, roughly 33 million Americans — about 10% of the population — have tested positive for COVID-19. About 595,000 people have died from the virus in the U.S., making it deadlier for Americans than the past 80 years of wars and other armed military conflicts combined, including World War II. The U.S. largely failed to contain the virus until the vaccines arrived. Cities and businesses began shutting down last March. From there, the virus rolled into a second wave last summer, when cases climbed to over 65,000 per day, on average, and hospitals in many parts of the country said they were overwhelmed. That failure was then eclipsed in the winter, when hundreds of thousands of people per day were contracting the virus and deaths climbed over 3,000 per day for about a month.

But now, the virus really is under control, nationwide and in every state, thanks almost entirely to the vaccines. Just over half of American adults are now fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Cases and deaths are still soaring around the world, especially in the developing world, and the Biden administration is facing consistently mounting pressure to export more vaccines, now that the U.S. has contained the virus. The U.S. was never able to control the virus without vaccines, and it still can’t. The risk is still about as high as it’s ever been for unvaccinated people, as the Washington Post recently reported. An average of about 500 Americans per day are still dying from COVID-19, almost all of them unvaccinated.

There will still be some localized outbreaks in the U.S., especially in areas where relatively few people are vaccinated. But they will likely be small, and vaccinated people will be protected. Over time, the immunity from vaccines will likely wane, which, together with new variants of the virus, will likely require booster shots to stay ahead of another outbreak. For now, though, the U.S. has finally gotten the virus down to a level that just about every expert agrees is safe. Fewer than 20,000 cases per day, spread across the U.S. population of 331.5 million people, is a relatively low number of cases, and that number continues to improve across the board.

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Why not simply get ivermectin? Too cheap?

EU Purchases Its First Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail For Covid-19 (RT)

The European Union has announced the purchase of 55,000 doses of the Roche-Regeneron Covid-19 drug, marking its first foray into potential treatments involving a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies. The EU announced it secured the shipment of the doses on Wednesday, as the bloc seeks to expand its portfolio of drugs and explores potentially promising treatments that can help in the fight against the virus. The deal was agreed earlier this year but the details were only confirmed on Thursday by an EU spokesperson, who said 55,000 doses of the single-shot treatment had been purchased. Roche stated that the company’s contract will cover 37 countries in Europe, including the UK and other non-EU nations. The cost of the shipment has not been made public by the EU or the pharmaceutical companies.


While the deal agreed between the companies and the EU is for the drug’s infusion version, there is also a shot that has been tested and developed. The Roche-Regeneron treatment is still awaiting formal approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before the shipment is dispatched, with formal authorization expected between August and October 2021. The EMA is currently in the process of conducting a rolling review of preliminary data. The Roche-Regeneron Covid-19 treatment has already been granted emergency US approval for patients with mild to moderate symptoms, with Washington ordering 1.5 million doses. The monoclonal antibodies treatment seeks to replicate or boost the body’s natural immune response, helping to support Covid-19 patients who are at high risk of developing severe disease.

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Google translate. Holland closed schools not to protect children, but to make parents stay home. Think about how crazy that is.

The Netherlands Used Children As A Weapon In The Fight Against Corona (AD)

Due to the Dutch corona policy to close schools and thus keep parents at home, children have been used as a means to fight the epidemic. Our cabinet receives that hard slap on the fingers today in the annual worldwide children’s rights report, the KidsRights Index. According to the makers, the Netherlands has set a very bad example internationally, by not even trying to keep schools open safely. With all the consequences that entails for the mental health of our youth. The corona guidelines from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child have also been neglected. Youth has not been given any priority in Dutch policy, it sounds.

Statements by corona minister Hugo de Jonge, dated mid-December 2020, are presented as proof. Then De Jonge indeed mentioned on television as the reason why the cabinet decided to close the schools, that parents with children sitting at home will therefore start working from home more quickly. When parents take their children to school, that is another moment of contact, De Jonge explained at the time. “And we also learned from the first wave, when the schools were also closed, that the fact that primary education does not provide physical education also ensures that parents adhere better to another advice, namely: work from home as much as possible. ”, said the minister at the time.

“Children’s rights have been put in second place by the cabinet during corona time,” Marc Dullaert, founder of the international children’s rights organization KidsRights, now told this site. “They were the ankle bracelet for parents. These had to be kept at home in order to effectively fight the epidemic. At the expense of their mental health.” In the first phase, when everyone was looking for the right approach, this was understandable according to Dullaert. ,,But De Jonge’s statements came at a time when it was really no longer acceptable, in the second phase. And other countries – such as Belgium and Sweden – have done everything they can to keep the schools open, so there were alternatives on the table.”

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“..it has a fatality rate of around 54%..”

Delhi Reports Over 1,000 Cases Of ‘Black Fungus’ Amid Shortage Of Drugs (RT)

The number of cases of so-called black fungus, or mucormycosis, has almost doubled in Delhi over the past seven days, reaching 1,044 infections, the local health minister has said. The disease has particularly affected India’s Covid patients. A further 440 people have been diagnosed in the city since last week, when the number of afflicted patients stood at 600. Health minister Satyendra Jain said on Thursday that 89 people had succumbed to the disease in Delhi to date, while 92 others had recovered. The shortage of drugs to treat mucormycosis still remained a problem for the city of 29 million, the minister added. Cases of black fungus have been on the rise in India during the harsh second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.


As of May 25, the country saw 11,700 infections, which prompted several states to declare mucormycosis an epidemic. It also soon became clear that the health authorities didn’t have sufficient quantities of the antifungal drug Amphotericin B for the number of patients. Capitalizing on the weakened immune system in Covid sufferers, the fungi most commonly enter the human body through the nose and mouth before spreading to the lungs, heart, or brain. Its symptoms include facial swelling and black lesions – hence its name – and it has a fatality rate of around 54%. The spike in black fungus incidences among Indian coronavirus patients has been largely linked to the steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed during their treatment for Covid-19.

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The US did this to Ukraine.

Nord Stream 2 To Cost Kiev $3 Billion In Transit Fees A Year – Zelensky (RT)

The completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 project will deprive Ukraine of about $3 billion annually, with the country’s pipelines no longer necessary for the transportation of Russian gas to Western Europe. That’s according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who told a delegation from the US Congress that America should do what it can to prevent Nord Stream 2 from being completed. Once finished, the pipeline will connect Germany directly to Russia via the Baltic Sea. It aims to protect Berlin’s energy security and make the process less reliant on third countries transiting gas, thereby lowering the price. As things stand, according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, around 100km remains to be completed, which should be achieved by the end of 2021.


“Only the United States and the administration of President Joe Biden can prevent the completion and commissioning of Nord Stream 2,” Zelensky explained. “Nord Stream 2 will disconnect Ukraine from gas supplies, which means ‘disconnecting’ us from at least $3 billion a year… We will have nothing to pay for the Ukrainian Army.” According to the Ukrainian leader, without this money, the country will no longer have a “powerful and well-supplied army” to continue “defending Europe and European values.” The construction of Nord Stream 2 has been significantly hindered by US sanctions, with Washington imposing numerous packages of measures against companies involved in the building, maintenance, insurance, and certification of the project. The American authorities have claimed that its completion would “undermine Europe’s overall energy security and stability.” However, some have accused the Americans of opposing the pipeline for economic reasons, as the country looks to increase its exports of liquefied natural gas to the continent.

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They’ll move into gold.

Russia’s $186 Billion Sovereign Wealth Fund Dumps All Dollar Assets (ZH)

Following a series of corporate cyberattacks that American intelligence agencies have blamed on Russian actors, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund (officially the National Wellbeing Fund) has decided to dump all of its dollars and dollar-denominated assets in favor of those denominated in euros, yuan – or simply buying precious metals like gold, which Russia’s central bank has increasingly favored for its own reserves. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov made the announcement Thursday morning at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. “We can make this change rather quickly, within a month,” Siluanov told reporters Thursday.

He explained that the Kremlin is moving to reduce exposure to US assets as President Biden threatens more economic sanctions against Russia following the latest ransomware attacks. The transfer will affect $119 billion in liquid assets, Bloomberg reported, but the sales will largely be executed through the Russian Central bank and its massive reserves, limiting the market impact and reducing visibility on what exactly the sovereign wealth fund will be buying. “The central bank can make these changes to the Wellbeing Fund without resorting to market operations,” said Sofya Donets, economist at Renaissance Capital in Moscow. “This in some sense a technical thing.”

Jordan Rochester, currency strategist at Nomura International PLC, said, “This is a transfer of euros from the central bank to the wealth fund, we’ll then see the central bank the holder of the USDs and it’s up to them to manage it. No initial market impact.” The news isn’t a complete surprise: The Bank of Russia, Russia’s central bank, has steadily reduced its dollar holdings over the last few years amid increasing sanctions pressure from the US and Europe. That trend continued through President Trump’s term. Just a few days ago, we reported that the Russian parliament had just authorized the sovereign wealth fund to buy gold through the central bank. However, the central bank reports its holdings with a six-month lag, making it impossible to determine its current holdings.

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder Dulle Griet, also known as Mad Meg 1563   • Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins (Vanity Fair) • How Amateur S
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 4 2021]

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    Germ
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    India is carpet-bombing Covid with Ivermectin, with a production now increased to 77 million pills/month.
    Brazil is still refusing to learn and its Parliament is apparently discussing the ban of all early treatments.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3BfcXZX0Ak8o6x?format=png&name=medium

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    Germ
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    Shocking comparison of Ivermectin prices in various countries:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3BcBmsWYAIDSCv?format=jpg&name=medium

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    Germ
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    WEF and cyber security.

    Methinks a “World Wide Web Is Down” may be on the cards later this summer:

    #76569
    Germ
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    The Scottish doctor discussing vascular inflamation and the spike protein.

    COVID19 – the spike protein and blood clotting

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    Germ
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    #76571
    Germ
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    Are These Cyber Attacks Live Drills for What is Coming Later this Summer?

    https://tinyurl.com/4nb3cbbc

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    Germ
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    “US college covid-19 vaccine mandates don’t consider immunity or pregnancy, and may run foul of the law.”

    https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/373/bmj.n1397.full.pdf

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    Germ
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    1326 pulmonary emboli (PEs) associated with C19 vaccine in past <6mos, vs. 148 total in 20+ years of VAERS reporting on all other vaccines.

    Covid19 vaxes account for 90% of vaccine-associated PEs in VAERS system.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2-DRSJXMAUOD8e?format=jpg&name=medium

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    Germ
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    More than 82,300 children aged <17yo in Malaysia have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
    Health ministry:- “No one is in the intensive care unit”

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-covid-19-children-infant-82300-positive-mco-lockdown-14920638#.YLihJ7gdnXc.twitter

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    Thanks for the education as usual Raul. I didn’t know of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (or the folklore surrounding Dulle Griet) I could have sworn it was hieronymus bosch at first glance.

    How apt, with our own virago sweeping in to lead the way forward. The road being paved, one step at a time, with our good intentions.

    Great news from the EU and Gates which came through the wire this morning via armstrong:

    European Green Deal – Gates

    Note the heavy use of corporate/political buzz words, company names and initiatives. Also note the date target is now 2050. It was 2030 for the last decade. Now they have some business planned of course they need more time. They ALWAYS need more time. ‘Saving the world’ is much harder than it looks. Last I checked, a carbon neutral would presume a world population of 0.

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    Django
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    Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.

    Looks like it Aldous, looks like it.

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    India is carpet-bombing Covid with Ivermectin

    India’s daily new cases are down from over 400,000 a month ago to 130,000 now.

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    Germ
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    “David Franz was part of UNSCOM which inspected Iraq for alleged bioweapons — what were constantly referred to as WMDs or Weapons of Mass Destruction by the U.S. government and the media”

    Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance Has Hidden Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Science

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    Django
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    The tech companies control tbe narrative so well. Even duck duck go.

    #76583

    smartest

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    Dr. D
    Participant

    Ah, what can I do to make a Congressman cry today?

    Or the head of the CDC. Who said there would be a deadly spike in Corona this month and kill us all. UK Corona is ZERO I hear. So that didn’t age well.

    Day 100 where nobody’s out there and nothing’s going on, yet Cuomo, Whitmer, Newsome, Fauci and BLM’s Patrisse Cullors are all taken out. Guess we should have left and done nothing years ago, it seems to be going better than ever before. Uh-huh. Sure it is. I always believe in invisible fairies.

    Back to what the site was long about, let’s look at this path: World oil (with Iran, etc intentionally locked up), had peaked in the ‘10s. This was only delayed by a sudden and EIEIO-nonsensical fracking boom that was certain to collapse. And come to an end it did, in ’18 or ‘19. So world economy ran out of oil, of energy, to make it go, and without that energy, it cannot expand and the compounding debt instantly stop and compounds in reverse. Economic collapse, way more than ’01 or ’08. Like: The End, complete monetary replacement time, as written in 1971, and published in the 1989 Economist. “Get Ready for a New World Currency, 2018”.

    Now the wrong guy was in there and they held it off a teeny-tiny bit, but you can’t stop cargo carrier-sized objects and plans like this.

    So no oil, instant collapse, need an extension? Change the other side of the equation: oil CONSUMPTION. How do you do that? How do you shut down the worldwide economy so as not to admit oil has run out, permanently, forever, and unseat every structure of power we have?

    Lo! And then a Miracle happened!
    https://avionod.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/then-a-miracle-happens.gif?w=490Chalk

    But here we are now, oil use is popping up…just a weeeeeee bit.

    And somebody want to tell me where all these shortages are coming from and why? In every industry, unrelated, single objects? Cardboard, car parts, computer ships, beef, lumber, glue, plastic, ya know: everything. And people. Which also has yet to be explained. Unemployment is ending and many businesses are barely starting.

    What would you expect to see, economically, if oil production peaks?

    Shortages. Disruptions. Inflation.

    What would also happen?

    Massive, incredible money-printing. In the multi-trillions. Complete dislocation of stocks and investments like Tesla, GameStop, selling literal air as NFT art for $18,000. Attempts to open remaining oil wells. In Iran. Attempt to run oil products like cars on electric. (Even without physics and without a grid as it’s only private cars and only for the very rich)

    Huh.

    So if you cut the noise, stop talking about Covid, which finally seems to be revealed and settled, what do you see going on in the real world, underneath? Cover up. Of shortages, failure, and Economic Reset. That they knew, caused, didn’t mitigate, and want to profit on.

    What happens next? How do you KEEP the economy dead so the oil thing doesn’t pop up? If only we had some Russian hackers. If only the East Coast internet and Baltimore went down. If only we had gamed that ahead of time and published it in the WEF. If only I owned stocks and land to capitalize on it.

    Well they ain’t building a grid, so count that out. Green and wind add nothing, so don’t figure on that. Cars aren’t getting cheaper and smaller and more modest for shorter trips, so no help there. Assume the rich will buy the same $50k cars with stock puffery, buy private security when the police and city services fail, while the poor with have no cars AND not food, AND no police or courts to help them.

    It’s a virtual Utopia. The goal they’ve been marching towards, all along. Rich Party members live in palatial rural Dachas, surrounded by private police and own the public justice systems, while the people live in concrete flats they don’t own with no bacon and no shoes, and no chance of any for 70 more years, hopeless.

    Well, it’s not like they didn’t warn you. They said they are Socialists, they want exactly what that has always created. Your black neighborhood is burned down and bought by the state and sold to Blackrock, while the party members finish buying her third million dollar ranch in a sheltered (white) town. The systems she was paid to create and promote and burn, and beat gay Asians, buy Billion dollar real estate blocks and live on private islands and have their women flown in. Were they unclear? Did they lie to you? That’s exactly what it is, what it does, what they said.

    So what do you want to do now?

    Since we told you all this for 50 years and nobody listened, nobody’s going to listen now. It’s going where it’s going. Plan accordingly.

    The monetary system is ending, has ended. We are rotating out right now. And the energy system then too. And then the manufacturing and employment system. And as “prices” rocket up, the food and agricultural system. Good luck.

    “How Amateur Sleuths Broke the Wuhan Lab Story and Embarrassed the Media (NW)”

    Everybody knew. From Tony’s emails, I knew the same time he did and I live under a bridge. The relevant thing here is that Newsweek suddenly knows and publishes it. Why? ‘Cause it’s still a scam. They’re throwing Tony and Bill to the mob and pushing their claim for $6T in Chinese reparations, having set it up carefully. Why would we deserve reparations if we paid to have the bioweapon created? If you’re that mad, shouldn’t somebody at Atlanta or Chapel Hill be hung too? ‘Cause it’s all a scam. NewsWeek, by the article, title, and approach, are specifically and purposefully ending trust in the news vs amateur bloggers. Why?

    2-year chart is exactly, perfectly a pandemic R0 chart. Lockdowns did nothing. Letting it go made no difference, humankind survived exactly as H1N1 and HongKong flu. It went up, met the population, ran out of people, and fell. That is, if not for their violent, profit-making overreaction, and fascist power-grab, with government commanding and promoting corporate products with million-dollar funds, we would have hardly noticed. Why won’t Ohio give you a million dollars to drink Coca Cola? Same thing.

    Peter Daszak was a media fact-checker. As to whether his own lab and funding caused millions of deaths. Quo Vadis? Thanks Facebook, thanks YouTube, who telepathically know the “facts” without checking, without asking questions, and know INSTANTLY, in hours, before any questions could be asked. Before the events were even fully recorded. And on with Denmark! Who just banned BitChute’s whole SITE to stop people from talking and asking questions about what’s ALREADY become consensus reality. Somebody want to go over there and break it to them? You lost. I see the Netherlands is just as insane and irresponsible.

    “The former director of the Centers for Disease Control received death threats from fellow scientists..”

    The tolerant and open minded. “Trust the Science!” Who also are punks for authority, and not a belief-driven religious cult at all. Nope. You have Science by preventing Science from talking. You have it by having no studies and no control group.

    Back to the above: when you have a fiat currency, where the Government, Science, Media, Leaders, Doctors, and Financiers are all entirely discredited, as serial thieves and murderers, what’s the strength and value of that currency?

    “Nord Stream 2 to Cost Kiev $3 Billion in Transit Fees a Year – Zelensky (RT)”

    The Anglos will fight to the last Ukrainian. But that’s okay: they’ll just have to fail and rejoin Russia in a functional way now.
    It’s weird how Switzerland, which has nothing, no natural advantages, can afford good services and infrastructure and we can’t. Might want to look into that. Squirrel!

    #76585
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Dr. Day, with your official, baseline hypothesis of how this CV started, what do you think happened in Wuhan itself then?

    Did 200-500k people die? Was it a media movie in a tightly-controlled nation? Was it a different virus, different event? 5G is microwave, Wuhan most 5G on the planet, did they microwave the public? And who is “they”? Did China kill the most Christian city, the one most ready to protest, riot, and topple Beijing? Or were they attacked from outside?

    It’s ever-harder to know there, but any ideas?

    #76586
    oxymoron
    Participant

    So what’s the plan for this forum when the cyber attacks start – email lists? Do we offer Raul multiple or alternate emails and rebuild from there. I am thinking of resilience in the face of tyranny.

    #76587
    Germ
    Participant

    A blockbuster report in US magazine Vanity Fair reveals that in the months before the pandemic, Wuhan scientists had created mice with human lungs – for the purpose of testing the human infectivity of coronaviruses:

    Report: Wuhan lab created “mice with human lungs” to test viruses on

    #76588
    Germ
    Participant

    “quantitative proteomics analysis revealed a broad-spectrum antiviral property of ivermectin”

    Another box ticked.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jcp.30055

    #76589
    zerosum
    Participant

    I don’t like the system but I can’t get off.

    We are forced to take vaccines.
    We don’t need vaccines because we got Ivermectin to reduce Covid-19 symptoms at any stage of the disease by about 90%.

    We are forced to accept the lies from elites and their enablers.
    We don’t need the lies because they are the only ones getting financial benefits.

    First It wasn’t a lab accident, then it wasn’t in a USA lab.

    Herd immunity will not happen, the immunity from vaccines will likely wane. People’s immune system has been compromised and made addicted to vaccines.

    ——-
    Its not called a war.
    • Nord Stream 2 To Cost Kiev $3 Billion In Transit Fees A Year – Zelensky (RT)

    • Russia’s $186 Billion Sovereign Wealth Fund Dumps All Dollar Assets (ZH)
    President Biden threatens more economic sanctions against Russia following the latest ransomware attacks (denied and unproven allegations by the USA)
    ———-
    Who’s right? Should I change my opinion?
    The monetary system is ending, has ended. We are rotating out right now. And the energy system then too. And then the manufacturing and employment system. And as “prices” rocket up, the food and agricultural system. Good luck.
    ——
    Stop the world! I want to get off.

    #76590
    Mr. House
    Participant

    #76591
    Germ
    Participant
    #76592
    Germ
    Participant

    Bag and tag …

    “15 year old died 2 days after vax of heart failure”

    https://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?IDNUMBER=1242573

    #76593
    Germ
    Participant
    #76594
    Oroboros
    Participant

    So I appreciate the link Ilargi posted yesterday in the plucky citizen journalists of DRASTIC who sleuthed and dug up the dirt on the origins on SARS-CoV-2.

    The first question is I’ve spent quite a bit of time digging myself, not anywhere near as good, but all I’ve seen nonstop for a year is distinguished qualified people, one after the other, being de-platformed and shadow banned and canceled for questioning, in Any Way, the offical ‘narrative about SARS-CoV-2.

    How on earth did DRASTIC maintain a Twitter feed about this subject this whole time???

    What made them immune from cancel culture???

    Really, how did DRASTiC, of all the thousands who were shut down for even mentioning alternate narratives keep a Twitter feed going???

    Is DRASTIC that ‘special’, seriously???

    #76595
    Django
    Participant

    Life threatening No
    Death Yes

    #76596
    Germ
    Participant

    Moderna co-founder Robert Langer worked with Charles Lieber to build nanotechnology implants that measure and stimulate cellular activity. Lieber was indicted in Jan 2020 for failing to disclose payments from the CCP to build a nanotech lab in Wuhan.

    https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10364595/macroporous_nanowire_nanoelectronic.pdf?sequence=1

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E05TgHOVEAE6C-i?format=jpg&name=medium
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E05The2VEAEI5b_?format=jpg&name=medium
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E05TdtcUcAAsOKU?format=jpg&name=medium

    #76597
    Germ
    Participant

    Obligatory reminder that the clues were already in front of us the whole time.

    “The Chloroquine Wars, Part VII
    Why Did Dr. Anthony Fauci Leave Hydroxychloroquine Off the Early Pandemic Research Priority List?”

    https://roundingtheearth.substack.com/p/the-chloroquine-wars-part-vii

    #76598
    Germ
    Participant

    For any UK readers who are wondering why we’re all still trapped on Plague Island.

    Here’s why they’re happy to prevent us from going abroad:

    “The current clampdown on international air travel has produced a silver lining for the UK Balance of Payments in the form of a reduction in the country’s trade deficit by an estimated £3 billion per month.

    https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/05/uk-had-a-tourism-deficit-of-33-9-billion-in-2019-with-88-of-that-ie-about-29-8-billion-due-to-air-travel/

    #76599
    Germ
    Participant

    Toronto woman develops Bell’s palsy after COVID vaccine

    #76600
    Germ
    Participant

    Author and playwright C.J. Hopkins describes the current pandemic paradigm as a worrying prelude to the normalization of a brutal technocratic brand of authoritarianism.

    CJ Hopkins: Covidian Push Toward a New Totalitarian ‘Normal’

    #76601
    Django
    Participant

    Trump said pussy so chloroquin doesn’t work.

    Chloroquin has got fuck all to do with bleach. It’s a synthetic quininine. So good any soldier who caught malaria was court martialed back in Rhodeaia.

    #76602
    ctbarnum
    Participant

    The Lancet and their CYA operation playing officer Burnaby. Nothing to see here!! Move along!!!

    Any bets on ti reorients to the wet market after a three hour meeting with this guy at the Lancet?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/scientist-center-lab-leak-controversy-put-charge-lancets-task-force-investigate-covid

    #76603
    Django
    Participant

    I suspect the pangolins. Scaley bastards.

    #76604
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Two more thoughts on CV-oil. One, we’re deep in the fork of high oil prices kill the economy/low oil prices kill oil companies, oil production, and the whole market via loans, so the way is narrow. Morton’s fork, as they say. And it seems both sides are snapping at us good.

    Two, on command, Iran, which needs to be locked up, then needs to suddenly be taken over by Israel and their oil liberated by some freedom. …But more realpolitick, they’d get a regime change, a more friendly government, a lets make a deal, and therefore Israel only controls the MONEY flows FROM the oil, plus a choke hold on a pipeline or two for compliance’ sake.

    I often wonder if Cuba was locked in the vault for similar reasons. To pull out later when prices are made high. Surely Russia is the turd in the bowl on this: so long as they’re free, they prevent the correct plan from being run, and Iran’s oil is not sacrosanct. Iran, China and Russia can go their way and tell Europe, Israel, and NATO to pound sand. You can only be colonized if you’re a commodity producer. If you’re ALSO the consuming domestic market for your own output, with your own factories, why would you sell at for pennies to London? What would they offer? You’ll just enjoy your own hard work at your own fair prices. If it were only Iran, you can see, it would work. If it’s Iran and Russia, and then adding Venezuela, even domestic U.S., it’s not a lock up. Too many doors. And who wants a free market, a voluntary exchange without constant guns and violence? Nobody, that’s who, but certainly not London.

    China would care and can go either way. Right now, they’re all better off on the Silk Road, or in honor of London losing and catastrophically face-planting due to their stunning ham-handed incompetence, we can call it “MacKinderLand”: a combined, unified Asia, the “world island”, untouchable for 100 years.

    Anyway, right on cue: Iran! Right on cue: Israel (it seems) attacking Iran! As they say, I don’t think that would happen if Iran were the world producer of broccoli. Now why does ya think we spend billions, a trillion, to use Israel as a land-based aircraft carrier all these 40 years and surround Iran with military bases? Broccoli, I tell you. It was all about the broccoli.

    Nobody saw nothing. There weren’t any plans. Nobody thinks about the future. It’s all a coincidence.

    #76605
    zerosum
    Participant

    ” …. a silver lining for the UK Balance of Payments …. “
    I suspect the same thing for Canada.

    #76606
    Topcat
    Participant

    @Django

    Back in the day of colonial nirvana in the British Empire, their troops still got a gin or rum ration each day. British land troops in Africa and Asia preferred gin, sailors, well, yoa ho ho and a bottle of rum.

    Quinine is for malaria, the plague for Imperial Storm Troopers in hot climates.

    Quinine is quite bitter and odd to the taste. I’ve always love it, maybe because I too I’m odd and bitter.

    So the legend goes that the only fool proof way in India to get the Quinine in the troops was to put it in the daily gin ration and hence:

    the Gin & Tonic was born

    The End

    #76607
    Django
    Participant

    Yes. My fool grandfather used to take his tablets religiously and was always yellow about the gills whilst his intelligent neighbour drank GandT to excess and never had a temperature. This was in the Upper Baboonsarsehole in the British Central African Protectorate you understand.

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