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* WHO Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Adminishes Countries With Blanket Booster Programs

* China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Olympics

* President Biden Signs Into Law The 'Accelerating Access To Critical Therapies For ALS Act'

* FDA OK's Second Antiviral With Merck Pill, U.S. Relaxes COVID Isolation Rules For Health Workers: COVID Updates

* World Council For Health Reveals Spike Protein Detox

* 4 Injured After Explosion And Fire Reported At An Exxonmobil Refinery In Baytown, Texas, Officials Say

* White House Praise Donald Trump For Urging Americans To Get Vaccine Booster Shot

* Trump To Candace Owens: "People Aren't Dying When They Take The Vaccine"

* The Government Doesn't Want You To See This

* Israel Considers 4th Vaccine Dose, But Some Experts Say It's Premature

* Trump Admits He Suddenly Finds It 'Very Tough' To Slam Biden After Surprising Vaccine Comments

* Hong Kong University Removes Tiananmen Statue

* Pope Demands Humility In New Zinger Filled Christmas Speech

* U.S, Russia Set For January Talks

* A List Candidate For Fault Free Quantum Computing Delivers Puzzling Surprise

* Putin Says Russia Doesn't Want War With Ukraine But Urges West To Meet His Demons Quickly

* Omicron Cases Detected In All 50 States As Hospilizations Rise

* It's Begun/ Sci Fi Like Secret Weapon Is Here

 

WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admonishes countries with blanket booster programs

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned today that no country can boost its way out of the pandemic, and warned that inequities in vaccine distribution could lead to even more mutant, and dangerous variants.

 

 

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China puts city of 13 million in lockdown ahead of Olympics

 

China plunged a city of 13 million people into lockdown on Thursday to stamp out an increase in coronavirus infections, as the country doubles down on its "zero tolerance" policy just weeks before it is set to host the Winter Olympics.

The restrictions in the northeastern city of Xi’an took effect at midnight Wednesday, with no word on when they might be lifted. They are some of the harshest since China imposed a strict lockdown last year on more than 11 million people in and around the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019.

One person from each household will be allowed out every two days to buy household necessities, a government order said. Other family members were required to stay at home, although the rule was not being rigorously enforced, according to social media posts. People who happened to be staying in hotels became stuck. Read More 

 

China imposes lockdown in Xi-an; COVID-19 surges in South Korea, UK

 

 

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President Biden Signs Into Law the "Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act"

 

 

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FDA OKs second antiviral with Merck pill; US relaxes COVID isolation rules for health workers: COVID updates

 

A day after authorizing the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a second: Merck’s molnupiravir.

The prescription medication, which can be taken at home, is designed to stop the progression of COVID-19 from mild to severe symptoms in people at high risk. In data presented to an FDA advisory panel in late November, the drug was shown to prevent 30% of infections from progressing – far fewer than Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid, which the FDA authorized on Wednesday.

Molnupiravir, produced also by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics should be given within five days of COVID-19 symptoms beginning and should only be given to adults because it may affect bone and cartilage growth, the FDA noted. The drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy because animal studies suggest it may damage the fetus. Read More 

 

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World Council for Health Reveals Spike Protein Detox 

 

If you had COVID-19 or received a COVID-19 injection, you may have dangerous spike proteins circulating in your body

 ο„… Spike proteins can circulate in your body after infection or injection, causing damage to cells, tissues and organs

 ο„… The World Council for Health has released a spike protein detox guide, which provides straightforward steps you can take to potentially lessen the effects of toxic spike protein in your body 

ο„… Spike protein inhibitors and neutralizers include pine needles, ivermectin, neem, N acetylcysteine (NAC) and glutathione 

ο„…The top 10 spike protein detox essentials include vitamin D, vitamin C, nigella seed, quercetin, zinc, curcumin, milk thistle extract, NAC, ivermectin and magnesium Have you had COVID-19 or received a COVID-19 injection? Then you likely have dangerous spike proteins circulating in your body. While spike protein is naturally found in SARS-CoV-2, no matter the variant, it’s also produced in your body when you receive a COVID-19 shot. In its native form in SARS-CoV-2, the spike protein is responsible for the 

 

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4 injured after explosion and fire reported at an ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown, Texas, officials say

 

(CNN)A "major industrial accident" injured at least four people early Thursday at one of the United States' largest oil refineries, sheriff's officials in the Houston area said.

Initial reports indicated an explosion happened at the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Baytown, Texas, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet, and residents in the area reported a loud explosion.
A fire happened at the refinery around 2 a.m. ET, according to ExxonMobil, which did not immediately confirm an explosion or say what led to the fire.
Four people were injured, the sheriff's office said, three of whom were taken for treatment by helicopter and one by ambulance.
The fire happened in a unit that produces gasoline, ExxonMobil refinery manager Rohan Davis told reporters early Thursday. Company emergency workers extinguished the fire in the morning, ExxonMobil said.
The conditions of the four injured people were stable, said Davis, who said he could not comment on the extent of their injuries. Read More 
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White House Praises Donald Trump For Urging Americans To Get Vaccine Booster Shot

Jen Psaki responds to a question about Donald Trump advocating for the Covid vaccine during a White House Press Briefing.

 

 

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Trump to Candace Owens: “People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine”

 

Former President Trump pushed back against doubts about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines during an interview with conservative media personality Candace Owens released Wednesday.

Why it matters: Despite being vaccinated himself, Trump has sometimes given mixed signals to his supporters on whether they should take the shot. Trump-supporting communities, meanwhile, have seen markedly lower vaccination rates.

  • The former president was clearer about the benefits of vaccination earlier this week when he revealed in an interview with Bill O'Reilly that he received a booster shot.

What he's saying: Trump told Owens he opposes mandates, but touted the benefits of the shot. He called it "one of the greatest achievements of mankind."

Donald Trump: I came up with three vaccines — all are very, very good. I came up with three of them in less than nine months. ....
Candace Owens: And yet more people have died under COVID this year, by the way, under Joe Biden than under you. And more people took the vaccine this year, so people are questioning how —
Trump: Oh, no. The vaccine worked. But some people aren't taking it. The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don't take the vaccine.
But its still their choice, and if you take the vaccine, you're protected. Look the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it's a very minor form. People aren't dying when they take the vaccine." Read More 
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The Government DOESN'T Want You To See This

You won't believe what they wanted to do to innocent people.... Operation Northwoods was a proposed military operation against American citizens that originated within the US Department of Defense of the United States government in 1962. The proposals called for the CIA operatives to both stage and actually commit acts against American military and civilian targets, blaming them on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The possibilities detailed in the document included the possible removal of Cuban immigrants, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, commandeering planes to be forced down or given the appearance of being taken down, blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating events in U.S. cities. The proposals were rejected by President John F. Kennedy. Fidel Castro had taken power in Cuba in 1959 and began allowing communists into the new Cuban government, nationalizing U.S. businesses and improving relations with the Soviet Union, arousing the concern of the U.S. military due to the Cold War. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts that would actually be perpetrated by the U.S. Government.[To this end, Operation Northwood's proposals recommended acts followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. It stated: The desired result from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.

 

 

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JERUSALEM — Israel is considering whether to approve a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for vulnerable people to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant, despite debate among scientists and a lack evidence either for or against another booster.

The panel of experts advising the Israeli government on the pandemic recognized that uncertainty, but on Tuesday it recommended giving a fourth dose, concluding that the potential benefits outweighed the risks. It pointed to signs of waning immunity a few months after the third shot, and said that any delay in additional doses might prove too late to protect those most at risk.

But some scientists warned that the plan could backfire, because too many shots might cause a sort of immune system fatigue, compromising the body’s ability to fight the coronavirus. A few members of the government’s advisory panel raised that concern with respect to the elderly, according to a written summary of the discussion obtained by The New York Times.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, has made clear he supports a fourth shot, and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has suggested that a new round of boosters could get underway by Sunday. But by Thursday evening, the health ministry had not acted on the advice, and a senior ministry official said it was waiting for more data from other countries.    Read More 

 

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Trump admits he suddenly finds it 'very tough' to slam Biden after surprising vaccine comments

 

Former President Trump said Tuesday it was tough to be “overly critical” of President Biden after the current president praised the Trump administration for its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 

"Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine," Biden said from the White House, referring to the Trump administration's vaccine effort referred to as Operation Warp Speed. 

"Thanks to my administration, the hard work of Americans, we let — our rollout made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms," Biden continued. 

Trump, in an interview with Fox News the same evening, said he was both “surprised” and “appreciative” of the president's acknowledgment, adding it is difficult to criticize Biden after receiving recognition. 

"It is a little tough to be overly critical now because he just thanked us for the vaccine and thanked me for what I did," Trump reportedly said. "You know, that's a first — so it is very tough for me to be overly critical now."           Read More 

 

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Hong Kong university removes Tiananmen statue

A famous statue commemorating the lives lost during China's Tiananmen Square crackdown has been removed from Hong Kong University

 

 

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Pope demands humility in new zinger-filled Christmas speech

 

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged Vatican cardinals, bishops and bureaucrats Thursday to embrace humility this Christmas season, saying their pride, self-interest and the “glitter of our armor” was perverting their spiritual lives and corrupting the church’s mission.

As he has in the past, Francis used his annual Christmas address to take Vatican administrators to task for their perceived moral and personal failings, denouncing in particular those pride-filled clerics who “rigidly” hide behind Catholic Church traditions rather than seek out the neediest with humility.

As they have in the past, cardinals and bishops sat stone-faced as they listened to Francis lecture them in the Hall of Blessings, which was otherwise decked out in jolly twinkling Christmas trees and poinsettias.

“The humble are those who are concerned not simply with the past but also with the future, since they know how to look ahead, to spread their branches, remembering the past with gratitude,” Francis told them. “The proud, on the other hand, simply repeat, grow rigid and enclose themselves in that repetition, feeling certain about what they know and fearful of anything new because they cannot control it.” Read More 

 

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U.S., Russia Set For January Talks

The United States said on Thursday they are set to talk with Russia in January, but emphasized the Kremlin must de-escalate tensions with Ukraine. Oksana Antonenko, Control Risks Group Director of Global Risk talked the news with Sonali Basak and Guy Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close."

 

 

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A-List Candidate for Fault-Free Quantum Computing Delivers Puzzling Surprise

 

Puzzling result forces physicists to rethink ‘spin-triplet’ superconductivity.

A Rice University-led study is forcing physicists to rethink superconductivity in uranium ditelluride, an A-list material in the worldwide race to create fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Uranium ditelluride crystals are believed to host a rare “spin-triplet” form of superconductivity, but puzzling experimental results published this week in Nature have upended the leading explanation of how the state of matter could arise in the material. Neutron-scattering experiments by physicists from Rice, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of California, San Diego and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University revealed telltale signs of antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations that were coupled to superconductivity in uranium ditelluride.

Spin-triplet superconductivity has not been observed in a solid-state material, but physicists have long suspected it arises from an ordered state that is ferromagnetic. The race to find spin-triplet materials has heated up in recent years due to their potential for hosting elusive quasiparticles called Majorana fermions that could be used to make error-free quantum computers.

“People have spent billions of dollars trying to search for them,” Rice study co-author Pengcheng Dai said of Majorana fermions, hypothetical quasiparticles that could be used to make topological quantum bits free from the problematic decoherence that plagues qubits in today’s quantum computers.

“The promise is that if you have a spin-triplet superconductor, it can potentially be used to make topological qubits,” said Dai, a professor of physics and astronomy and member of the Rice Quantum Initiative. “You can’t do that with spin-singlet superconductors. So, that’s why people are extremely interested in this.” Read More 

 

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Putin says Russia doesn't want war with Ukraine but urges West to meet his demands quickly

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to turn the tables on the West at his annual end-of-the-year news conference Thursday, blaming the U.S. and its allies for soaring tensions over Ukraine and suggesting that “the ball is in their court” to respond to Moscow’s demands.

Putin said it was up to the U.S. and NATO to swiftly provide the security guarantees Moscow demanded last week, although he insisted he doesn't want an armed conflict.

“The ball is in their court,” Putin told more than 500 Russian and foreign reporters at the marathon event. “They need to respond to us with something.”

Russia has massed 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border, prompting fears of an invasion as early as next month, but it has repeatedly denied that it has any plans to attack its neighbor.

Putin sounded optimistic about the response to the security demands the Kremlin issued last week, which called for NATO to halt its eastward expansion, as well as for legally binding security guarantees that certain offensive weapons won’t be deployed to Russia's neighboring countries.

He said Washington appeared ready to begin negotiations over its proposals early next year in Geneva, although it is unlikely that the U.S. and its allies will give the guarantees he wants.

Moscow wants unconditional guarantees of its security now and in the future, and it won’t accept the expansion of NATO eastward to include Ukraine, he said.  Read More 

 

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Omicron Cases Detected In All 50 States As Hospitalizations Rise

The Covid-19 omicron variant has now been detected in all 50 states, just three weeks after the first case of the new strain was discovered the U.S., with many states now reporting more new daily cases than any time during the pandemic. NBC News’ Erika Edwards explains which areas of the country are seeing the biggest increases in cases and hospitalizations. 

 

 

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