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* Vials Labeled 'Smallpox' Found At Vaccine Research Facility in Pennsylvania CDC Says

* WSJ: Churches Changed During Covid, And Many Aren't Going Back

* President Biden Delivers Remarks On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

* Maryland Monkeypox Case Confirmed: Health Officials

* Heavy Rains Across Canada And U.S. Cause 'Devastating' Floods & Spark Evacuations

* U.S. Auctions Off Oil And Gas Drilling Leases In Gulf Of Mexico After Climate Talks

* Several Bay Area kids Sick After Receiving Wrong Dose Of Covid Vaccine

* It's Begun! Get Ready To Pay Much Higher Prices For Meat

* Bennett: Israel United With Christians Now More Than Ever

* QAnon Shawman Sentenced 41 Months In Prison

* Lawsuit: Florida Condo Collapse Triggered By Building Work

* Covid Latest: Germany Hits Another Infection High +++ Singapore Makes Unvaccinated Pay Medical Bills

* Can Israel's Vaccine End The Covid-19 Pandemic?

* La Palma Update: 200 Earthquakes

* It's Begun/ The Energy Harvest Facility

 

Vials Labeled 'Smallpox' Found At Vaccine Research Facility In Pennsylvania, CDC Says

Several vials labeled "smallpox" have been found at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

 

 

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WSJ: Churches Changed During Covid, And Many Aren’t Going Back

 

Across the country, Christian leaders are wrestling with how to keep their congregations going with fewer people showing up.

The number of churchgoers has steadily dropped in the U.S. over the past few decades. But Covid-19 and its lockdown restrictions accelerated that fall. In-person church attendance is roughly 30% to 50% lower than it was before the pandemic, estimates Barna Group, a research firm that studies faith in the U.S.

While religious leaders expect some rebound once the pandemic recedes, many don’t expect attendance to return to previous levels. That has left churches looking for different approaches to connect with existing members and attract new ones.

In Catholic, mainline Protestant, evangelical and other congregations, many religious leaders are laying plans for a more hybrid future with permanent online services—a shift from the in-person gatherings that have been at the core of worship for centuries.

Beyond technology, some churches are focused on boosting engagement with small gatherings of congregants for discussion groups or community service and putting more emphasis on a one-on-one relationship with God.

Barna Group’s research suggests that tens of thousands of churches are at risk of closing because of membership declines and other long-term problems that the pandemic made worse. A dip in tithes and offerings is forcing some to prepare for permanently smaller budgets, with less real estate, fewer staff members and smaller programs. ...

Some churches expect that worship will increasingly move outside their buildings and expand into new ways to meet in person. That includes so-called micro-gatherings of members of the same church, or at-home events designed to attract those who feel more comfortable in informal settings. ... Read More 

 

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President Biden Delivers Remarks On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

President Biden Delivers Remarks on How the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Creates a Future Made in America and Builds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across the Country

 

 

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Maryland Monkeypox Case Confirmed: Health Officials

 

Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria has been diagnosed with the virus monkeypox, according to state health officials.

They say the person is recovering in isolation.

The health department did not indicate where the person lives in the state.

READ MORE: What is Monkeypox? What are Monkeypox symptoms? Answers about a rare disease

"Public health authorities have identified and continue to follow up with those who may have been in contact with the diagnosed individual," said MDH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. Jinlene Chan. "Our response in close coordination with CDC officials demonstrates the importance of maintaining a strong public health infrastructure."

Monkeypox is in the same family as smallpox, but causes a milder infection, the health department says.

READ MORE: Tennessee man with coronavirus describes life as ‘patient zero’

The virus can spread through cuts in the skin or through fluids. It can also be carried by contaminated clothing materials, such as clothing or fabrics.

It can also be spread through large respiratory droplets which generally cannot travel more than a few feet, and prolonged face-to-face contact is required.  Read More 

 

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Heavy Rains Across Canada And US Cause 'Devastating' Floods And Spark Evacuations

Continuous, heavy rain has caused major flooding and mudslides across parts of Canada and the US. Tens of thousands were left without power and mass evacuations were ordered after the record rainfall. Search and rescue officials in British Columbia confirmed there were multiple fatalities. South of the border in the US state of Washington, drone footage showed Bellingham residents navigating flooded roads in kayaks

 

Port Of Vancouver CLOSES As BC Flooding Damages Rail & Roads

 

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US Auctions Off Oil And Gas Drilling Leases In Gulf Of Mexico After Climate Talks

 

Just four days after landmark climate talks in Scotland in which Joe Biden vowed the US will “lead by example” in tackling dangerous global heating, the president’s own administration is providing a jarring contradiction – the largest ever sale of oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

The US federal government is on Wednesday launching an auction of more than 80m acres of the gulf for fossil fuel extraction, a record sell-off that will lock in years, and potentially decades, of planet-heating emissions.

The enormous size of the lease sale – covering an area that is twice as large as Florida – is a blunt repudiation of Biden’s previous promise to shut down new drilling on public lands and waters. It has stunned environmentalists who argue the auction punctures the US’s shaky credibility on the climate crisis and will make it harder to avert catastrophic impacts from soaring global heating. Read More 

 

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Several Bay Area Kids Sick After Receiving Wrong Dose Of COVID Vaccine

In the East Bay, parents are angry after several children got sick after reportedly being given wrong dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

 

 

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It's Begun! Get Ready To Pay Much Higher Prices For Meat From Now On, Era of Cheap Meat Is Over

The era of cheap meat is over. For those that are carnivores, that is really bad news. For decades, Americans have been able to count on the fact that there would always be mountains of very inexpensive meat at the local grocery store, but now those days are gone and they aren’t coming back.

 

 

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BENNETT: ISRAEL UNITED WITH CHRISTIANS NOW MORE THAN EVER

 

On Thursday, the Israeli government hosted the Fifth annual Christian Media Summit. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Opposition Leader Netanyahu, and President Isaac Herzog addressed the virtual event titled “Abraham Accords and Abrahamic Religions: Partners in Peace” in pre-recorded videos.

BENNETT: ISRAEL IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT FULLY PROTECTS CHRISTIANS

“As the world fights this invisible enemy…here in Israel, we are fighting a very visible enemy, radical militant Islam, that is sweeping across the Middle East,” Bennett said to the virtual conference. “The terror that begins in Tehran seeks to destroy Israel, dominate the world and drive it into a dark abyss,” he continued. 

Bennett claimed that the only country in the Middle East that fully protects Christians is Israel, where the Christian community is “growing, thriving and prospering,” he said. 

 “Israel protects the rights of Christians as we protect the rights of all religions,” he said adding: “Today, more than ever, Christians stand united with Israel,” he said. “And today, more than ever, Israel stands united with Christians.”

Bennett called the Abraham Accords “a new dawn for Israel’s standing in the region.”

“This conference commemorates the signing of the Abraham Accords, which have contributed greatly to regional stability, prosperity, and peace between Israel and her neighbors,” he said. Read More 

 

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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison

Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.

 

 

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Lawsuit: Florida condo collapse triggered by nearby building work

 

Construction of a luxury building next door triggered the collapse of an already fragile Florida condominium that killed 98 people in June, according to a new lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, contends that work on the adjacent Eighty Seven Park tower damaged and destabilized a building in dire need of major structural repair.

Champlain Towers, the lawsuit claims, "was an older building in need of routine repairs and maintenance, but it was not until excavation and construction began on the luxury high-rise condominium project next door" that the building became unsafe.

"The collapse was entirely preventable," the lawsuit says.Champlain Towers was in the midst of its 40-year structural review when it collapsed without warning in the early morning hours of June 24. The collapse has triggered multiple federal and state investigations and a flurry of lawsuits by victims, families and condo owners. Read More 

 

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COVID Latest: Germany Hits Another Infection High +++ Singapore Makes Unvaccinated Pay Medical Bills

Germany on Wednesday reported record levels of COVID-19 cases as the country faces a virulent fourth wave of the pandemic that has taken hold since late October. The country's public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute, reported 52,826 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, the highest rate registered since the pandemic began in early 2020. That represents an increase of 13,150 cases compared with the same day a week ago. The seven-day incidence rate measuring cases per 100,000 people also reached a record high of 319.5, up from 312.4 the day before. The death toll from COVID-related causes rose in 24 hours by 294 to 98,274. Despite the high infection rate, the death toll still remains below that at the peak of the pandemic in December 2020 owing largely to the fact that around two-thirds of the population is vaccinated. However, experts have warned from the beginning of the rollout that the number is not high enough to keep the virus under control. One of Germany's top virologists, Christian Drosten, predicted last week that the country could see 100,000 more COVID deaths over the winter if the vaccination rate did not increase and other measures were not taken to stem the spread. Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the current coronavirus situation in Germany is "dramatic." She was talking on Wednesday at an event for the Association of German Cities in Erfurt. She also called on those in Germany who have not yet been vaccinated to get the vaccine, saying "it is not too late to opt for a first vaccine shot." Experts say that infection numbers are likely to continue rising over the winter, partly owing to an increase in indoor gatherings as Christmas approaches.

 

 

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Can Israel's Vaccine End The COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine could be a game-changer for Israel and the rest of the world.
“There is innovation associated with the Israeli vaccine that potentially addresses this terrible virus better than other technologies,” said Dr. Jonathan Javitt, CEO of NeuroRx, the US pharmaceutical company that was given exclusive worldwide development, manufacturing and marketing rights to Israel’s BriLife vaccine over the summer.
The vaccine candidate was originally developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), which operates under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Office and works closely with the Defense Ministry.
The institute’s strategic and technical capabilities are shrouded in secrecy, but this week, The Jerusalem Post gained access to new data that show BriLife could be more effective against mutations and confer lasting immunity.           Read More 
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 LA PALMA UPDATE!! 200+ QUAKES SO FAR TODAY!!

 

 

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It's Begun| The Energy Harvest Facility..

Possible germ games Simulation and nanotechnology largest battery facility launches