Over the weekend, you may have heard little dribs and drabs of information on various topics. We want to give you more background.
You may have heard that …
1- Natural immunity is the best immunity against Covid-CCP. Another massive study proves this, again.
Naturally Immune People at Little Risk of Reinfection, Severe Disease From COVID-19: Study
QUOTE: 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 CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, 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 were 0.1 percent that at primary infection, according to the study. Just four such cases were detected.
No cases of death were recorded among those who got infected a second time.
The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It was funded by Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, the Hamad Medical Corporation, and Sidra Medicine.
2- There is a new strain of Covid-CCP. Leaders worldwide have had hysterical reactions. Could they be over-reacting? Could they be using the suggestion of a variant as an excuse to take away freedoms? Again?
South African Medical Head Says You May Want to Slow-Roll the Panic Over New Omicron Variant
QUOTE: The Omicron variant was just discovered this week, but already you can hear the race to paint it in the worst light possible, suggesting that there was a lot to be concerned about because it was “heavily mutated,” that immunity and the vaccines might not protect against it. We saw the Dow take a huge plunge immediately after, likely in part because of thinking that this news could lead back to more government restrictions and problems.
The chairwoman of the South African Medical Association called imposing the travel restrictions on the country “hasty.”Dr Angelique Coetzee said it was too early to tell what impact the variant would have.
She told BBC News: “We think it is a premature decision that has been taken, I think it is a hasty decision.
“I would understand if it was two weeks later and we know much more about this viral infection that is going around, or this mutation, but for now, it is like a storm in a teacup. We have only become aware of this viral mutation, or the new strain we are seeing, last week.”
She added: “From us as medical practitioners, we picked up, last week, the different clinical pictures, we looked at the advisory committees and so far what we have seen is very mild cases. [I’m] not sure why we are all up in arms. We know there are a lot of mutations but no-one can tell us at this stage if it means something, or if it is just going to fade away. We just don’t know.”
3- Mr. Biden shut down travel from African nations. This is the same policy that he excoriated President Trump for implementing almost two years ago. He was against it before he was for it.
Joe Biden Slammed for Calling Trump’s Travel Restrictions Racist, Xenophobic, Then Enacting His Own
QUOTE: President Joe Biden on Friday was slammed for enacting travel restrictions on eight countries due to a fresh coronavirus variant after calling former President Trump’s coronavirus travel restrictions in 2020 racist and xenophobic.
Trump issued travel restrictions on countries around the globe after the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic landed in the United States in 2020. Biden was quick to label those protectionist measures racist and xenophobic, like this tweet from February 1, 2020, following a travel-ban announcement.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
On Friday, the world was awakened to a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant originating from African nations.
Biden issued a travel ban on the African nations Friday, causing many individuals to note his hypocrisy.
4- Hospitals are closing all over America. That is true. However, as Salena Zito reports, one Ohio small town has reopened a hospital which has an amazing ripple effect for the community.
Something that never happens in America anymore is saving two Ohio counties in free fall
QUOTE: What happened in this Belmont County city never happens anymore in Appalachia. In fact, it rarely happens anywhere in America. Two years after the East Ohio Regional Hospital shut its doors after 114 years of serving the people of this region, the doors opened again this spring.
“Nobody opens hospitals anymore,” said Bernie Albertini, the administrator and chief operating officer at East Ohio.
The astonishing development brought more than 500 jobs — 100 more than had worked in the hospital previously — as well as hope and life to a community that had feared the closing might be the final straw that could break the proverbial camel’s back.
Hospitals are economic drivers, he said: “It is not just the people who work here, it is all of the local businesses we do business with; we are a true job creator. We use United Dairy, which is across the street from the hospital, where we get all of our dairy products. We use Martins Ferry Hardware. We buy our office supplies from Borden Office Supply up in East Liverpool,” he said, reeling off a long list of local small businesses the hospital chooses to support over large, out-of-state suppliers.
“He said this was his experiment to prove that if you capitalize a small rural hospital and run it right, it can survive and thrive and actually stand up to — and compete with — the big hospitals of the world,” Mr. Albertini said.
It is an experiment that could possibly apply to the fortunes of small towns across America.
5- Covid-CCP cases are the lowest in Florida. Again. Maybe it is time that Congress calls for an investigation into why DeSantis policies continue to produce healthier results.
A side note: Tourism is now above pre-COVID levels in Florida while remaining way down in California. Not surprisingly, people prefer freedom to government ineptitude.
Florida reports LOWEST new COVID-19 cases per capita
QUOTE: Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may be vindicated for his refusal to impose pandemic lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates, after the Sunshine State posted the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the nation.
On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, roughly six cases per every 100,000 residents. The state also reported just one death in the past week.
By contrast, Michigan leads the nation in daily cases per capita – with a 7-day rolling average of 560 per 100,000 residents – despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposing some of the harshest restrictions in the nation.
‘It just shows once again the success of Governor DeSantis’s science-based and data-based policies,’ DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News Digital. ‘He’s always made decisions based on the data and that continued even during the Delta surge this summer what he realized would help was not mask mandates in school or lockdowns but provide treatment that actually works.’
6- The Salvation Army has gone woke. We thought, at first, this must be a spoof. Unfortunately, it is true. Get ready to confess your perceived sins when you throw a dollar into a red kettle. Or not.
Salvation Army Demands White People Apologize For Being White
QUOTE: The Salvation Army, a Christian church with a charity which famously asks for money through red collection boxes around Christmas time, is now asking white people to do something more — to confess their racism. Please.
In a guidebook titled “Let’s Talk About Racism,” the Salvation Army has called upon Christians to reflect on and rectify the contributions they have made to social inequalities and prejudicial systems that have harmed minorities.
Got that? The Salvation Army is proudly promoting anti-white racism and demanding white people atone for their ancestors. So a Christian organization believes we must fight racism with overt racism.
Big Three US Automakers Agree To Not Mandate Vaccines For UAW Union MembersQUOTE: A big win for medical privacy and the principles of freedom. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis have agreed the United Auto Workers union members will not be forced to take the mandatory vaccine as a condition of employment.Additionally, the vaccine status of the workers will remain private with a policy of private and voluntary disclosure.
This helps swing the pendulum back toward the American worker.
New Poll Shows A Majority of Voters Blame Biden and Congress for Supply Chain Issues
QUOTE: The majority of registered voters blame President Biden and Congress for the current global supply chain and shipping issues impacting the United States, a new poll shows.
The poll, which was released on Wednesday, was conducted by Morning Consult and Politico. It found that 62 percent of registered voters believe Biden bears some responsibility for the supply chain issues. Nearly as many registered voters, 61 percent, believe Congress also bears some responsibility.
9- This year was the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. 400 YEARS! It is probable that you did not know of that amazing fact.
In a continuing leftist effort to diminish our uniquely American holiday, it was barely mentioned. It is still wonderful that we gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.
Why Did We Neglect the 400th Anniversary of Thanksgiving?
QUOTE: Americans like to observe milestones, so it is odd that the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving passed with so little notice.
President Joe Biden barely mentioned the anniversary — four centuries! — in his proclamation of the holiday.
This year, Americans decided to ignore the lingering pandemic rules, with 79% spending the holiday with others, and 65% doing so without any mask or vaccine requirements.
Thanksgiving has always been quietly defiant, without being prideful. Perhaps, then, it is fitting that the 400th anniversary was a humble one.
We kept our focus where it belonged: not on numbers, but on God, and on gratitude, and on each other.
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